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Smart Audit initiative records real estate transactions at world-record speed

 The new initiative enhances the efficiency of DLD’s departments and saves customer time and effort    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 February 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) recently announced the launch of the Smart Audit initiative that allows the completion of real estate transactions on the same day.   This comes as part of its tireless efforts to develop and formulate modern 10X initiatives that guarantee the smooth provision of services to its customers, ensuring their comfort. During the first week of the evening audit, more than 112 transactions were implemented, reflecting the success and popularity of this initiative.   Through this highly developed initiative, a customer may conclude any transfer transaction — whether sale, grant, or mortgage — on ......read more

Oriental Pearls hosts Spring Lantern Festival celebrations at site of upcoming Tonino Lamborghini Residences Dubai

Dubai, 20 February 2019: Oriental Pearls hosted extravagant Spring Lantern Festival celebrations at the site of the iconic Tonino Lamborghini Residences Dubai. The Spring Lantern Festival is observed on the fifteenth day of the first month in the Chinese calendar and marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year festivities. This is the first major event by the developer targeting the High Net worth Chinese market, a rapidly growing segment in the UAE for premium residences in prestigious neighbourhoods.   The evening reception featured lion dances and other traditional festivities at the expansive 4.6 million square-foot site of the upcoming iconic Tonino Lamborghini Residences Dubai in Meydan, in the presence of senior dignitaries, members of the Chinese Social Club and other Chinese associations. The ......read more

Qualys Teams with IBM X-Force Red to Automate Vulnerability Prioritization and Patching

Collaboration enables organizations to remediate critical vulnerabilities within minutes   Dubai UAE– IBM THINK 2019, Booth #516 – Feb. 20, 2019 – Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, today announced that X-Force Red, IBM Security’s team of veteran hackers, will leverage Qualys’ new Patch Management (PM) solution as part of its X-Force Red Vulnerability Management Services to automate vulnerability prioritization and patching. The collaboration enables clients to simplify vulnerability remediation and fix their most critical vulnerabilities using less resources and time.   Building on a collaboration announced in August 2018 to deliver a full-lifecycle vulnerability management solution using the Qualys Cloud ......read more

Dubai Cares' volunteers will land in Malawi for the first time in June 2019

Registrations for Volunteer Globally in Malawi are submitted through the UAE Volunteer Platform 15 UAE-based volunteers will be selected to travel to Kasungu in Malawi  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 20 February, 2019: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced a new destination for its popular volunteering initiative “Volunteer Globally” with the initiative now covering Malawi in addition to Cambodia, Nepal and Senegal. Dubai Cares’ Volunteer Globally comprises a weeklong mission to set the foundation for a school alongside local communities, whereby volunteers assist in digging, picking, mixing concrete and making bricks. Volunteers also immerse themselves in the local culture, interacting with families, learning local values, and forming positive ......read more

Rare Expressions of Elevated Living: ANCA

“Rare Expressions of Elevated Living” Dubai, UAE - February 20, 2019 - Globally recognized, ANCA is an FFE Manufacturing Company established in 1985 that has continued to expand its presence through its bespoke offering in retail and residential. Designing and delivering the highest quality furniture, fixtures and equipment, while combining the most innovative manufacturing technologies with ancient handicraft techniques, ANCA creates products which embody rare expressions of style, far removed from mass production and imitations.  ANCA launches two collections a year, classic and luxurious in nature, alongside bespoke furniture manufacturing services for large projects, providing full customization services. Each creation flaunts the finest craftsmanship traditions via an unparalleled combination of detailing, ......read more

Enjoy thrilling outdoor activities with Dragon Mart's Bike and Camping Market

Wide range of equipment and offers from 20 February   United Arab Emirates - February 20, 2019:  Make the most of the cooler weather and explore the scenic outdoors with Dragon Mart’s Bike and Camping Market, featuring a huge range of must-have cycling equipment, camping gear and accessories.  Following an incredible response to the standalone bike and camping events last year, Dragon Mart is bringing the two markets together for 2019, with special deals on all things cycling and camping from 20 February to 9 March.   Open daily from 10am to 10pm, the Bike and Camping Market is located on the ground floor of Dragon Mart 2.  Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages will find a large collection of bicycles, scooters, helmets, knee pads, gloves, lights, water bottles, tents, portable ......read more

Emirates to launch new service to Porto

Four times weekly service Porto will become Emirates’ second destination in Portugal Travellers in northern Portugal will have direct access to Emirates’ global network via Dubai DUBAI, U.A.E., 20 FEBRUARY 2019 – Emirates announced today it will launch a four times weekly service between Portugal’s second largest city, Porto, and Dubai, from 2 July 2019. Porto will become Emirates’ second destination in Portugal after its capital, Lisbon, which the airline currently serves with two flights a day. The flight will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three class cabin configuration, offering eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 310 spacious seats in Economy Class. Emirates’ new service will provide travellers in northern Portugal, a ......read more

du accelerates 5G-based smart city ambitions with the launch of next generation Narrow-Band IoT services in collaboration with Nokia, Affirmed Networks and MediaTek

Consortium uses latest 3GPP version of NB IoT – Release 14 to offer a low power, cost effective wide area (LPWA) technology to empower growth of IoT networks and devices  Dubai, UAE – February 20th, 2019 – UAE-based telco du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), along with Nokia, Affirmed Networks and MediaTek today announced the launch of next generation Narrow Band-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network in the United Arab Emirates based on the latest 3GPP Release 14 standard.  The NB-IoT will leverage the purpose-built IoT platform built by du, to enable devices to deliver a wealth of smart city applications ranging from smart metering, smart parking, trackers, smart health, industrial and agriculture use cases. This announcement shows the commitment of the consortium to accelerate ......read more

Upswing in investments in Middle East for efficient Air Traffic Control

ATC market to be worth US$56.07 billion by 2022 In 2030, 1.85 million flights annually to and from UAE 2.34 million aircraft movements at 36 ME airports in 2025 Dubai, February 20, 2019: If you are thinking the skies don’t have traffic jams for airliners, you are wrong - at least, for now. The airline industry made history by registering its busiest day ever when a record-making 202,157 flights were monitored criss-crossing the skies the world over in June last year. More than 19,000 flights at once at the day’s peak were recorded. A year earlier, it was found that there were on average 9,728 planes in the air at any moment, carrying 1.27 million passengers. The civil aviation industry has been grappling with crowded skies. Air Traffic Control (ATC) plays a crucial role globally taking into account the fact that ......read more

Rado True Thinline Gem: Inma Bermudez for Rado

A design collaboration that is a true gem February 20, 2019 - United Arab Emirates:  With her European flair, natural positivity and curiosity for new things, when it comes to design, Spanish designer Inma Bermudez is known for creating new and interesting versions of everyday objects. In 2019, she has worked with pioneering, design-led watchmaker Rado to create her first wristwatch. Lighting, vases, clocks, kitchenware, textiles and bathroom fittings have all received the Inma Bermudez treatment, and the award-winning designer regularly breathes new life into practical, everyday items we tend to take for granted. With expertise in crafting objects from delicate porcelain, working with Rado’s super hard high-tech materials was a real challenge for Inma. From her studio in Valencia, Spain, which she established in ......read more

UAE ranks 9th in second global KPMG Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index

Scores highly for government’s overall change readiness, road quality and technology infrastructure Dubai, UAE - 20 February 2019: The United Arab Emirates has earned a place in the top 10 for the second year in a row in KPMG’s Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index (AVRI), which evaluates how prepared countries are to accommodate driverless vehicles.  The Emirates continue to remain in the top 10 despite the inclusion of five new countries to this year’s study. Overall performance was bolstered by positive consumer opinion with respect to autonomous vehicles (AVs). When it came to openness toward the concept and technology investments required to make AVs a reality, the study found that the UAE was ahead of many other nations. This year, the Emirates ranked ninth relative to other countries in the AVRI, with ......read more

MBRU launches Design Lab to nurture and accelerate life-changing innovations in healthcare

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 2019:  Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), the first medical university in Dubai Healthcare City, has launched a pioneering Design Lab, which is aimed at being a global hub for innovation in healthcare. The MBRU Design Lab, launched in line with UAE Innovation Month, will be a center for nurturing and fostering innovative healthcare solutions, to improve the delivery of care, ultimately benefiting patients and society.  “The establishment of the Design Lab is aligned with the university’s vision of being a global hub for innovative and integrated healthcare education and research,” explained Professor Homero Rivas, Professor of Surgery, and Associate Dean of Innovation and the Future at MBRU. “The timing of the launch, ......read more

Ahli United Bank B.S.C. reports a 12.7% surge in 2018 net profit

ATTRIBUTABLE TO OWNERS OF THE BANK TO US$ 697.5 MILLION  20 February 2019 - Dubai, UAE Ahli United Bank B.S.C. (AUB) reported a net profit attributable to its equity shareholders of US$ 697.5 million for the year 2018, representing a rise of 12.7% as compared to the net profit of US$ 618.7 million in 2017. The net profit in Q4/2018 was US$ 169.3 million as compared to US$ 150.0 million in Q4/2017.  Operating income increased from US$ 1,119.4 million to US$ 1,210.6 million in 2018 (+ 8.1%). The growth in operating income, mainly driven by an increase in net interest income (NII) by US$ 64.1 million (+7.3%) to US$ 940.5 million (2017: US$ 876.5 million), was attributable to an increase in average interest earning assets and to the repricing and re-positioning of the loan portfolio, complemented by an effective interest ......read more

Mobility MEA earns Google validation as one of the only Android Enterprise Recommended partners for MEA and Pakistan

As a Managed Service Provider, the company will simultaneously launch the program in the regions on February 20th The GoogleTM-led program aims to assist companies in choosing Android Enterprise Recommended devices and services, allowing for agile and efficient growth using AndroidTM. February 20th, 2019, Dubai, UAE: Mobility MEA, a leading systems integrator and enterprise managed mobility service provider, has earned Google validation as one of the only Android Enterprise Recommended partners for Middle East, Africa and Pakistan. As a Managed Service Provider (MSP) partner, the company will offer Android customers with technical expertise on implementing and supporting Android, an experience with Android Enterprise Recommended mobility management systems and a close working relationship with Google for planning and escalation ......read more

Registrations open for Dubai Festival City's Dragon Boat Challenge

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th February 2019: Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, is now accepting registrations for the Dragon Boat Challenge, set to be held on the 1st and 2nd of March.  The Challenge which will be held at the Marsa Plaza Creek is open for corporates, universities, schools and community groups across the UAE. Each team that registers will be given two one-hour training sessions with an international Dragon Boat Coach and all necessary equipment including the Dragon Boat, paddles and life jackets. Each team can have up to 20 paddlers, of which a maximum of 16 can be male. Commenting on the event, Samer Zabian, Director Residential and Commercial Property at Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, said, “The Dragon Boat challenge is one of the greatest events ......read more

Etisalat Group Reports Consolidated Net Profit of AED 8.6 billion a 2.4% increase year over yearý

Proposed dividend payout of 40 fils per share for the second half of 2018, representing a total dividend payout of 80 fils for the full year and a dividend payout ratio of 81%. Abu Dhabi, February 20, 2019: Etisalat Group announced today its consolidated financial statements for the 12 months ending December 31 2018. 2018 Financial Highlights and Key Developments   • Twelve month consolidated revenues reached to AED 52.4 billion, an increase of 1% compared to same period last year.  • Twelve month consolidated net profit after Federal Royalty amounted to AED 8.6 billion an increase of 2.4% compared to same period last year.  • Aggregate subscriber base reached 141 million; representing Year over Year increase of 1%. • Proposed dividend payout of 40 fils per share for the second half of ......read more

Emirates NBD partners with noqodi to facilitate electronic payments for businesses.

Business customers can make electronic payments through the platform for various government services   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20 February 2019:  Emirates NBD has tied up with noqodi, a leading payment gateway and financial service provider in the UAE, engineered by emaratech, to enable businesses to make electronic payments for a range of government services.    Through the new partnership, Emirates NBD’s corporate clients can benefit from noqodi’s wallet top-up and eVoucher payment services through the bank’s smartBUSINESS platform and seamlessly make online payments for services rendered by government departments such as Dubai Land Department, General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs, Fujairah Municipality and more.    Commenting on the ......read more

Lukoil Marine Lubricants ME awarded 3-year tender by OSC

As per the deal, Lukoil will supply Oman Shipping Company’s fleet of 39 vessels Dubai, United Arabi Emirates – 20th  of February 2019:  Lukoil Marine Lubricants Middle East, the subsidiary of Russia’s Lukoil Oil Company and located in the UAE, has inked a guaranteed three-year contract with Oman Shipping Company (OSC). The recent signing took place at the Amwaj Rotana in Jumeirah Beach Residence and the parties involved in the signing of the agreement was June Manoharan, Director, Lukoil Marine Lubricants and Ibrahim Bakhit Al Nadhairi, Technical Director, Oman Shipping Company. The deal provides OSC the option of extending the partnership an additional two years to ultimately bring the agreement to a total of five years, granted the company finds Lukoil’s supply services satisfactory. As per the ......read more

Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Torch run to visit iconic locations across all seven emirates

Dubai UAE, 20 February 2019: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyank, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Lt General, the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run will tour all seven emirates for ten days from 4 – 13 March.  It was announced at a special event today that the Torch will begin its journey in Fujairah before touring every emirate and ending in Abu Dhabi at the Opening Ceremony of the World Games on 14 March, to announce the beginning of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. The Torch Run is being organized by the Ministry of Interior in partnership with the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the World Games.  Major General Khalifa Hareb Al Khaili, Chairman of the Institutional Development Board of the Ministry of ......read more

‘Embrace The Alternative, Plant-Based Protein Is The Future Of Food', Says Industry Expert.

Leading food scientist tells Gulfood Innovation Summit that F&B challenges can be overcome by changing production models, diets and mindsets   Dubai, UAE – 20th February, 2019:  Adopting a “glass half-full” mentality to change the way the world produces and consumes food is the key to a bright and sustainable future for the global food industry, according to a leading international food scientist speaking at the Gulfood Innovation Summit. As the global food industry faces up to rising populations, supply concerns and food security challenges, the Summit - a new knowledge platform at this week’s Gulfood, the world’s leading food and beverage trade show - has attracted an illustrious list of industry thought-leaders and industry disruptors to dissect and debate worldwide industry ......read more

Tips for Selecting Your Next Travel Destination

When you have so many different options for travel destinations, how can you be sure that you are picking the best possible one? At the end of the day, you need to choose a place that you personally want to visit. Despite any recommendations that you received from friends and travel advice that you stumbled on, you need to feel inspired to travel somewhere. Most importantly, does it fit within your budget? Even if you want to visit Dubai, can you afford to go there at this moment in your life? Some trips will require you to save more money than others, but you must always prioritize safety and take precaution at all times. As a last reminder, remember that you should always look back on your experience with fond memories, and there are a number of ways you can do this, as well. These tips will surely help you select your next ......read more

Trio Of Ministers Discuss ‘Grain Road' As Potential Pathway To Multi-Continent Food Security

Top-level decision-makers share the stage at UAE-Russia-Africa Food Security Forum on sidelines of Gulfood 2019 Dubai, UAE – 19th February, 2019: With food security concerns growing globally, food industry experts from the UAE, Russia and Africa have outlined how a new ‘Grain Road’ may help ensure effective food security for multiple continents during the landmark UAE-Russia-Africa Food Security Forum – the official precursor to the three-day Gulfood Innovation Summit. As 5,000 global F&B producers converge on the 24th edition of the world’s largest food and beverage trade show to conduct mega trade deals, ministers from the UAE, Russia and Uganda met to explore how a ‘Grain Road’ linking the three continents can provide food security to a Middle East and Africa (MEA) region on track to ......read more

Ahli United Bank B.S.C. Reports A 12.7% Surge In 2018 Net Profit Attributable To Owners Of The Bank To US$ 697.5 Million

19 February 2019: Ahli United Bank B.S.C. (AUB) reported a net profit attributable to its equity shareholders of US$ 697.5 million for the year 2018, representing a rise of 12.7% as compared to the net profit of US$ 618.7 million in 2017. The net profit in Q4/2018 was US$ 169.3 million as compared to US$ 150.0 million in Q4/2017.  Operating income increased from US$ 1,119.4 million to US$ 1,210.6 million in 2018 (+ 8.1%). The growth in operating income, mainly driven by an increase in net interest income (NII) by US$ 64.1 million (+7.3%) to US$ 940.5 million (2017: US$ 876.5 million), was attributable to an increase in average interest earning assets and to the repricing and re-positioning of the loan portfolio, complemented by an effective interest rate risk management strategy. Net operating income increased from US$ 1,030.4 ......read more

Elina Svitolina Begins Her Bid To Make History At Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

February 19 2019 – DUBAI, UAE  Defending champion Elina Svitolina was given a helping hand as she began her bid to make tournament history at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, when Tunisian star Ons Jabeur was forced to retire during their second round match on Tuesday. Sixth seeded Svitolina had struggled to gain the upper hand against a determined opponent, but towards the end of the opening set Jabeur received lengthy treatment for a right shoulder injury. The match then no longer became a contest and Svitolina progressed 7-6 4-0, and afterwards she admitted that she was not surprised at the challenge she had received. “Well, we already played against each other, and it was 7-6 in the third,” said Svitolina. “I played against her in juniors, so obviously I know she's a good player. She ......read more

CPA Australia opens branch in UAE

CPA Australia, one of the world’s largest accounting bodies, today opened its new branch in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Located in Dubai, the branch is within the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) Free Zone. CPA Australia CEO Andrew Hunter said opening the branch is an important milestone for local members.  “CPA Australia is very proud to be opening our new branch in Dubai. Opening the branch as a registered entity in the region will help to protect members’ interests, allows comprehensive promotion of member activities, and allows CPA Australia to build on its presence in the UAE. “There will be more scope to engage sponsors for events, engage on a commercial basis, and optimise relationships with the business and university sectors,” Mr Hunter said. DMCC was established in 2002 to ......read more

MEFMA discusses impact of technology on facilities management in Middle East

February 19, 2019: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), a non-profit association that provides a dedicated platform for facilities management (FM) professionals, wider construction industry stakeholders, and owner associations, recently concluded on a high note its workshop and networking event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Titled ‘Technology in FM and its impact on assets,’ the event held at Al Mugairen Hall - Riyadh Chamber convened top facilities management (FM) organizations from the Middle East to continue the discussions on the impact of intelligent tools on the regional FM community. The event, which is a part of the strategic collaboration between MEFMA and the “Riyadh Chamber”, took place amid the rise of smarter buildings in the region and the world in response to sustainability calls ......read more

The Evolution of Digital Payment Methods

Cash still reigns supreme in the UAE despite cash-on-delivery payments have fallen dramatically over recent years. E-commerce, however, is on the rise in Dubai, and digital payment methods continue to evolve, being widely adopted throughout the region. As smartphone penetration increases, more citizens have access to the internet and mobile banking and payment systems. Thus, the line between offline and online payments is more and more blurred. Should your business follow the trend and offer modern digital payment methods? Critical for Digital Transactions Business owners should know that the transaction is the most basic and essential interaction a company can have with its customers. It’s where the sale happens. So, if there are any problems or the customer cannot find or use their preferred payment method, there is a ......read more

Majan Exchange is now Joyalukkas Exchange

19th February 2019, Dubai, UAE: Majan Exchange has been rebranded as Joyalukkas Exchange.  The rebranding is aimed at maintaining consistency across its Exchange business vertical and to give its patrons more confidence and trust with the group company’s brand name. Majan Exchange LLC Oman was acquired from Hatton National Bankby Joyalukkas Group in September 2013.  Post acquisition the business operations committed in January 2014 with just 2 branches and now have grown to 21 branches across the country. Speaking on the occasion of rebranding, Mr. Joy Alukkas, Chairman & MD, Joyalukkas Group quoted, “Our Oman exchange division has been a story of success with excellent growth shown over the years.  Joyalukkas is a brand that our patrons trust and the rebranding will surely inspire more ......read more

Western Furniture shares the best 2019 interior design tips to give it a go

Elevate your entire home aesthetics with a roster of enviable interior design trends   Dubai, UAE (February 19, 2019): Upscale furniture retailer, Western Furniture has shared the latest trends and tips for home decoration to tackle 2019 in style. The retailer of home decor products from various Italian brands such as Natuzzi Italia, Reflex Angelo, Flou, Gruppo Tomasella, Gamma, Calligaris, Draenert and Bonaldo has emphasized on what styles will be in trend this year and a guide on how to incorporate these looks into your own home and capture the heart of your guests.     Ms. Gayatri Dongre, Senior General Manager, Western Furniture, said “New year is the ideal time to de-clutter, re-prioritize, and reinvigorate your interior. With each New Year, we have seen a shift in designing patterns. This year, ......read more

Patient with rare heart condition saved by Zulekha Hospital

Congenital Heart Disease is fatal and is most common in infants  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 February 2019 – Zulekha Hospital saved the life of a 27-year-old, Joey Oclarit suffering from a rare heart condition and was referred to Zulekha Hospital, exhibiting symptoms of exhaustion, shortness of breath and disorientation. Following an examination, the patient was found to be suffering from Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) – which is a condition mainly diagnosed in infants. CHD is usually found in infants, however, the population of adults with congenital heart disease is increasing and is estimated to grow at a rate of 6 percent per year* in developed countries while in the UAE it is at 3 to 5 percent. “This rare type of congenital heart disease effects approximately 5 out of 1000 infants born with the ......read more

KSA survey identifies security as top concern in adopting effective intelligent workspace strategies

IDC Survey commissioned by Citrix analyzes the Kingdom’s readiness to build the future workplace   Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 19 February 2019: An IDC survey commissioned by Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) found security and data leaks to be a key concern in adopting intelligent workplace strategies. The survey results were presented at an event at the Riyadh Four Seasons.     With face-to-face input from over 100 CIOs in KSA, the survey’s corresponding white paper examines the evolution of the intelligent workspace and IDC's "Future of Work" concept. It further highlights the role of intelligent workplace technologies in Saudi Arabia, and covers their drivers, benefits, security implications, and challenges.   With a key concern being security, the survey also found that over ......read more

Alaris Wins BLI Winter Pick Award for Outstanding Departmental Scanner

DUBAI, UAE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 2019 – Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab (BLI) has recognized Alaris, a Kodak Alaris business with a Winter 2019 Pick award. The Alaris S2040 Scanner received the Pick award for Outstanding Departmental Scanner. “The Alaris S2040 was an impressive performer across the board in all of our hands-on testing,” said Lee Davis, Keypoint Intelligence’s Editor of Scanner/Software Evaluation. “The device wraps exceptional media handling capabilities and a robust software package into an easy user experience to help busy departments optimize their business processes where digital solutions and paper intersect.” Davis also noted that the Alaris S2040 delivers an array of intelligent, automated features that can simplify and accelerate business processes that involve scanning. ......read more

Mushrif Mall celebrates with Talentology 2019 Winners

Grand Finale, attended by VIP’s and Pop Star Melissa attracts thousands to the Mall February 19, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The Grand Finale of the third edition of Talentology 2019 at Mushrif Mall Abu Dhabi attracted thousands of local residents and visitors as VIPs’, together with Lebanese Pop Star Melissa witnessed action packed recorded performances by the twelve entrants competing in two categories. The winners performed live to showcase their talent to the audience attending Talentology 2019 grand finale. The winner of the kid’s category, Vishnu Badrinath and dance crew, Dynamic Movers, winners in the adult category thanked the mall for providing them a platform to show their musical abilities and their friends and families who supported them with the votes. Ashraf Ali M.A, Executive Director of Lulu Group ......read more

Emirates Post reminds customers to renew their P.O. Box subscriptions before 28 February

19 February 2019, Dubai: Emirates Post has issued a reminder to its customers to renew their P.O. Box subscriptions before Thursday, 28 February to avoid late renewal fees and penalties. Customers can simply renew subscriptions via several convenient ways including the Emirates Post website (www.epg.gov.ae), Emirates Post mobile services app or at Emirates Post Customer Happiness Centres. Last December, the leading postal and express delivery provider announced an extended renewal option of up to three years for Post Office Box subscriptions and expanded the reach of its MyHome service, which is now available to residents in villas across all seven emirates not just in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Companies can continue to use their customised P.O. Box rental services to optimise their mail operations and use amenities such as Ezimail, a ......read more

Malabar Gold & Diamonds participated in ‘Innovate For Health' Exhibition conducted by Ministry of Health & Prevention Ajman Medical District

‘Innovate For Health’ Exhibition organised by Ministry of Health & Prevention Ajman Medical District was held on 14th February, 2019 at Al Zawra Area – Marina 1 Ajman.  H.H. Sheikh Dr. Majeed Bin Saeed Al Nuaimi – Head of Ajman Diwan, chief guest of the event visited the Malabar Gold & Diamonds CSR pavilion along with Mr. Ahmed Tariyam Al Shamsi – Director, MOH & Dr. Noora Al Shamsi – Assistant Director, MOH and appreciated Malabar Gold & Diamonds CSR activities in the Emirate of Ajman. Mr. Hamza KS, Manager – CSR, Malabar Gold & Diamonds received the memento of appreciation from H.H.Sheikh Dr. Majeed Bin Saeed Al Nuaimi – Head of Ajman Diwan in recognition for their active participation in the exhibition.    18th February, 2019 - Dubai, ......read more

Lacoste Presents. 12. 12 Collection

  LACOSTE revisits its classics and offers a new version of its iconic LACOSTE.12.12 watch.    February 18, 2019 United Arab Emirates:  The collection is available in a three-hands or chronograph version. True to the brand’s DNA and inspired by the iconic polo shirt, these two new models show time elegantly by opting for sporty lines and timeless colors such as blue, red, green, black or white.   Soberness and simplicity predominate the design of these two new versions thanks to a modern monochrome look and the qualities of a nylon-infused resin (TR90) case.   The strap, decorated with an embossed petit piqué pattern, matches the silicone bezel. White indexes and hands set a contrast from the dial.    The LACOSTE.12.12 collection, recognizable by its green crocodile positioned at 3 ......read more

Mubadala Petroleum Signed South Andaman PSC in Indonesia

Abu Dhabi, 18 February 2019:  Mubadala Petroleum announces that it has signed the Gross Split Production Sharing Contract (PSC) for South Andaman, as awarded by the Government of Indonesia pursuant to the 2018 Indonesian Third Direct Tender Round. Following the signing, Mubadala Petroleum is the operator of both the South Andaman and the adjacent Andaman I PSC and a partner in the Andaman II PSC.   The South Andaman PSC is located in the underexplored but proven North Sumatra basin offshore Aceh. With participating interests now in three adjacent blocks, Mubadala Petroleum is the largest net acreage holder in the area, securing the core of the North Sumatra basin for future exploration growth.  Mubadala Petroleum has been involved in the region since 2011 through Joint Study Agreements. The PSCs have the ......read more

What's New This Month at The Edit

** The ultimate collective lifestyle space **   February 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   Are you fed up of trekking around the mall to go to all of your favourite stores and wish everything was stocked in just the one place? Well, look no further as The Edit is the perfect little modern hub that houses the most beautiful brands in the region – you can even grab a coffee with family and friends there too.    Launched in May 2018, the collective lifestyle space brings together fashion, accessories, art, beauty, home décor and a coffee bar all under one roof. Each collection has been carefully selected, bringing customers a fresh and different feel from anything else in the region. Bringing International brands from destinations such as London and New York, the brand’s mission is to connect the ......read more

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2019

February 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Mother’s Day is that special time of the year when you get to celebrate and show your love for all the wonderful mums in your life – as they say ‘No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love’. So, if you’re looking for a way to show how special you think they are, these aspirational gifts are just what you need. Country Garden Flower Bouquet from Kibsons.com – AED 100/bqt NuFace Trinity Face Toning Device – AED 1,500 from Bloomingdales Rodial Heroes Collection – AED 415 from Bloomingdales Double teeth whitening sessions for you and your mum (includes 2 x 20 minutes teeth whitening sessions in a relaxing spa environment) – AED 700 (Original price is AED 1,400) Wet N Wild Eye-Conic Glam Collection ......read more

Highlight of UAE Showjumping Calendar Set to Kick off in Nation's Capital

Under the supervision of the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF), the four-day event will be held at the Al Forsan International Sports Resort February 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE What: The Emirates Longines Show Jumping League  When: Wednesday, February 20th from 9:00am – 8:30pm; Thursday, February 21st from 8:30am – 6:00pm; Friday, February 22nd from 9:30am – 8:30pm & Saturday, February 23rd from 8:30am – 6:00pm Where: Al Forsan International Sports Resort Cost: FREE  Parking: Free parking within walking distance to the main arena Abu Dhabi is set to host the Middle Eastern leg of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ qualifiers as part of the UAE’s most important international showjumping event of the year - the President of the UAE Showjumping Cup presented by ......read more

Abdullah Al-Sharbatly excels in Sustainable City Horse Jumping Competition 2019 and wins the Cup

 (The Sustainable City International Horse Jumping Competition 2019 Results ) February 18, 2019 - Dubai UAE KSA’s Abdullah Al-Sharbatly was a star on the grass arena in Sustainable City where the CSI2* Sustainable City Grand Prix was successfully organized. The four day event took place from 13th February to 16th February. Riders from 28 countries participated in the competition which saw a massive audience and multiple events organized over four days for visitors’ entertainment. Al-Sharbatly put on a series of spectacular performances in various competitions and ended up winning three of them. Al-Sharbatly won the CSI2* Sustainable City Grand Prix riding on his horse ‘Woulon L’ after completing the second round in 42.78 seconds, and remained in first place till the end of the competition. Al-Sharbatly ......read more

SPRING 2019: MEET ‘CECE'

February 18, 2019 -  Michael Kors is pleased to introduce our Cece handbags – a study in perfect contradictions and new for Spring 2019. The modern silhouette juxtaposes clean lines and soft curves, with a structured rectangle shape formed from gently folded edges and a curved flap closure. Heritage hardware, including a trunk-inspired pinch lock, a leather-wrapped key charm and a chain-link handle, lends an air of classic glamour to the sleek form. Every detail mirrors the silhouette’s distinctive folded-edge design, including the front pocket, which tucks into the bag’s interior, and the slip pocket at the back. A zippered inside pouch separates two internal compartments, making the compact bag as functional as it is chic. For Spring, the Cece will be offered in smooth leather, butterfly-embellished leather ......read more

IKEA's TILLTALANDE Collection - Made in collaboration with Jordanian and refugee women artisans and the Jordan River Foundation

February 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE TILLTALANDE, a collection of precious, hand-crafted textiles made in collaboration with Jordan River Foundation and women artisans; Jordanian locals alongside refugees. The initiative is sprung from the urgent need to get people into work and into society - now and in the future. Each product in TILLTALANDE is a unique accessory in its own right, a gem that will look great in every home whatever its expression. How many tassels does it take to change the world? One tassel at the time – that’s how IKEA believes in making a difference. The tassels used in TILLTALANDE collection change the lives of hundreds of people in Jordan. They are all handmade by women artisans; Jordanian locals alongside refugees and are a vital ingredient in an initiative to empower women in the region and to ......read more

The UAE's Pioneering Nuclear Energy Program Discussed During ‘Government Leadership Talks'

Entitled “Pioneering Nuclear Energy; Emirati Leadership” the session was led by H.E. Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation  The session, held at ENEC’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi, highlighted the key role played by peaceful nuclear energy in powering the future growth and prosperity of the UAE   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 18 February 2019: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) hosted a special session for alumni of the UAE Government Leadership Program (UAEGLP) entitled “Pioneering Nuclear Energy: Emirati Leadership.” The session was held as a part of the Government Leadership Talks series, part of the UAEGLP, and organized by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and Future.   The session was ......read more

MHPS Is Global Market Share Leader in 2018 for Heavy Duty Gas Turbines

J-Series Reliability and Efficiency Propel Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems to Global Leadership   Dubai, UAE (February 18, 2019) - Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has achieved a major milestone in the global Power Generation sector, securing 2018 market share leadership in global orders for heavy duty gas turbines (100 MW and above). The result is based on data compiled by McCoy Reports, the premier reporting agency in the gas turbine market. This segment is the most closely watched by industry experts because it represents the most advanced technology and drives energy production globally.   MHPS market leadership was driven by the J-Series gas turbine and its industry-leading 64+% efficiency and 99.5% reliability. Globally, MHPS' heavy duty turbines captured 41% global market share. For the ......read more

Epson offers an easy and environment-friendly way to retire old printer or projector

Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2019: Epson has launched a recycling programme in the UAE to enable their customers to send back used Epson products for recycling, free of charge. All customers purchasing an Epson printer or projector until the 30th April 2019 can trade in their old printer or projector and receive up to AED 1600 cashback. The old products will be taken into Epson recycling programme. According to Jeroen Van Been, Director of Sales, Epson Europe B.V: “At Epson, we recognize the importance of preserving our environment. This recycling programme helps our customers to be more environment friendly by disposing off their old products in a safe, secure way through us. And that is not all, they also get cashback within certain limits. Once they upload their claim form online, and they are verified for the programme, we will ......read more

Pan Emirates unveils new collection

PAN Emirates Home Furnishings unveils its latest collection PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates 18-February-2019: PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio, and outdoor furniture brand in the region, invites you to explore the fabulous new collection in store across UAE. The new collection consists of a wide range of furniture pieces in bright, quirky colours and designs that can be used as a statement piece as well.   Shoppers can enjoy a range of options from Victorian, Rustic, Country, Spring, Boho, Classic, Transitional and Modern designs. Give your home a fresh new look to celebrate the season with friends and family.   PAN Emirates Home Furnishings is making your shopping ......read more

du doubles speed on du Home plans for free

New and existing triple play du Home customers now have access to greater value and faster connectivity at no extra charge  Dubai, UAE, 18th February, 2019: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has taken its commitment to offering enriched value-added services to the next level with the announcement that broadband speeds have been doubled for all new and existing Triple Play Home customers, permanently at no extra cost. In response to the continued growth of data consumption on the du network, which has increased by 200 per cent over the last five years, du has automatically upgraded its existing customers so they can instantly reap the benefits of extra internet speed on all triple play home plans launched in 2018, while surfing, downloading and gaming. This means that users across the UAE now have ......read more

World champion Sanchez wins her fourth kata gold in Dubai

February 18, 2019 - DUBAI, UAE –Spain’s Sandra Sanchez – the reigning World and European women’s kata champion – continued her love affair with Dubai, winning her fourth consecutive gold at the Karate 1-Premier League Dubai, the second leg of world karate’s seven-stop series of premier international events. Considered one of the greatest karatekas ever in the kata class, the defending Grand Winner defeated Japan’s Kiyou Shimizu in the final to extend her gold medal count. Organised by the UAE Karate Federation under the auspices of the World Karate Federation, the three-day Karate 1-Premier League Dubai at Al Wasl Club attracted 670 karatekas – 339 men and 331 women – from 83 countries, including many World Champions and Grand Winners. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, the ......read more

ICS Financial Systems Ltd.'s ICS BANKS gains 4.5x Faster Batch Processing & 27x Increase on Digital Banking Transactions Running with Oracle Exadata Database Machine

ICS Financial Systems Ltd.’s ICS BANKS gains 4.5x Faster Batch Processing & 27x Increase on Digital Banking Transactions Running with Oracle Exadata Database Machine February 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   ICS Financial Systems Ltd. today announced it has earned Oracle Exadata Optimized status through Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), demonstrating that ICS BANKS 6.0 has been tested and tuned on Oracle Exadata Database Machine to deliver speed, scalability and reliability to customers. ICSFS is a global software and services provider of a universal modular, core banking systems, whose success can be attributed to its turnkey offerings; ICS BANKS, which serves and supports customers across the globe. ICSFS provides fully integrated banking and financial applications and services on premises, or in the cloud. ICSFS is a Gold level ......read more