Visiting gamers enjoy hands-on experience on latest lineup of OMEN by HP desktops and laptops
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: HP is powering the local gaming community this week by showcasing its latest gaming portfolio at Games Con 2017 in ADNEC, Abu Dhabi. The event is regarded as the GCC’s largest dedicated gaming event, bringing together the region's vibrant and ever-growing community. Visitors to the OMEN by HP booth were treated to a hands-on experience with the complete lineup of OMEN by HP desktops and laptops, which are packed with features designed specifically for gamers and provide the edge and confidence they need to perform at the highest level.
One of the latest additions to HP’s desktop lineup is the OMEN X Compact Desktop, which was built with a clear focus on pushing the limits of ......read more
du Announces ‘My Account Use to Win Campaign’ worth AED 3,000
Dubai, UAE, 23 November 2017: There has never been a better reason to pay your du bill on time and using ‘My Account’ on du.ae and the du App than now! du customers can now win big and be rewarded when using their du ‘My Account’ to pay bills, recharge, set up auto payments, renew their Emirates ID, manage their services or simply register, all through the ‘My Account Use to Win Competition’. Running until 31st December, customers can perform a transaction at their own convenience and win AED 3,000 worth of gift vouchers.
“After listening to our customers, we believe that our latest ‘My Account Use to Win Campaign’, will add life to life for all of our customers using our convenient digital services. ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: The Lombard Odier Group announced today that Herzog & de Meuron has won the contest for its new state-of-the-art headquarters in Bellevue (Geneva). The world renowned architectural practice was the unanimous choice of the contest’s jury, chaired by Hugo Bänziger, Managing Partner of Lombard Odier. Eight international architectural practices participated, upon invitation, in the competition. Herzog & de Meuron’s winning project will be revealed on Monday 27th November at 11:30 AM CET at the Société Nautique de Genève. The event, in the presence of Pierre de Meuron and Jacques Herzog, will be a live webcast.
“Herzog & de Meuron truly understood our vision of resolutely contemporary architecture, which will look remarkable from the sky, land and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai International Marine Club, led a star-studded line-up for the start of the Dubai Sports Council’s DXB 24HR Walkathon on Thursday morning, as hundreds of enthusiastic hoi polloi mingled with top Dubai Government officials and Emirati celebrities at the second edition of this unique community-focused event.
Sheikh Mansoor was joined at the 7.30am start by His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council (DSC); Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police; Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General of the Department of Naturalisation and Residency Dubai (DNRD); and Major General Obaid Muhair Bin Suroor, Deputy Director General of the General ......read more
Dubai, November 23, 2017: In collaboration with the General Pensions and Social Security Authority (GPSSA), Pure Health Company organized a workshop to raise the awareness of the company's employees working in the company's medical laboratories about the Federal Pension and Social Security Law as well as GPSSA procedures. This workshop is held as part of the company's efforts to maximize the number of national human resources within its laboratory network for the sake of achieving its vision towards Emiratisation of this important sector.
The workshop was attended by representatives from Pure Health Headquarters and 110 laboratory members, and it was presented from GPSSA by H.E Mr. Mohamed Saqer Al Hammadi, Director of the Customers Happiness Department, who emphasized that GPSSA is keen to cooperate with the private ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: GlamBox Middle East, the region’s leading beauty subscription e-commerce company, announced today that the company has been acquired by a Saudi Arabia-based consortium of investors.
The Dubai-based startup which was launched in 2012 by co-founders and angel investors Shant Oknayan, Fares Akkad, Christos Mastoras and Marc Ghobriel had previously raised over $4m in venture capital funding from regional investors including STC Ventures, MBC Ventures, R&R Ventures and KSA strategic investors.
Working closely with the GlamBox team, the co-founders led the company from an initial idea and a small startup in Dubai, to now the leading online beauty subscription service in the Middle East. In the past 5 years, GlamBox developed partnerships with 200+ leading international beauty brands, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: At the Global Mobile Broadband Forum, Huawei released three cooperative directions of TechCity for 2018. Huawei is excited and honored to work together with global operators towards building a leadership position from the aspects of technology, business, and social responsibility. Joint efforts into TechCity 2.0 will contribute to better connected cities and an enriched urban lifestyle.
In 2018, TechCity will focus on three cooperative directions to accelerate monetization.
Digital Industry Applications: Mobile Empowers Operators to Enter Diverse Industries
TechCity allows operators to quickly verify innovative solutions and monetize technological leadership. It also provides digital applications to let operators enter the new business blue ocean market and monetize business leadership. ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: Starting today until November 25, Al-Futtaim ACE and Plug Ins are offering massive White Friday deals both online and in-store across a range of products.
There will be amazing deals on selected items from Outdoor, Garden, Home, and DIY from leading brands including Dyson, Siemens, AFTRON, Homeworks, Apple, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Bosch, and Lenovo amongst others. Additionally, on a minimum spend of AED 500 at Al-Futtaim ACE stores, customers will be entered into a raffle promotion where 20 shoppers will receive a chance to win 5g of gold each.
Event: Al-Futtaim ACE and Plug Ins White Friday Deals
Dates: Al-Futtaim ACE stores and online on November 23-25
Plug Ins: in-store and online November 23-25
Al-Futtaim ACE stores offer a wide selection of Outdoor Lifestyle, ......read more
Monsieur Bovet won Best Classical Watch Prize.
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: The Middle East Watch of the Year Awards honoured the epitome of elegance combined with the finest Swiss watchmaking expertise by awarding the Monsieur Bovet timepiece.
The convertible case of Monsieur Bovet
Monsieur Bovet is presented in an Amadeo convertible case, proposed in 18K white or red gold. The ingenious Amadeo system enables the timepiece to be transformed from a wristwatch to a pocket watch, a reversed timepiece or a table clock without the use of a single tool.
The two faces of Monsieur Bovet
On one side, the off-centred dial at 12 o’clock displays the hour and minute hands while the seconds’ carriage at 6 o’clock completes the vertical axis with a triple hand. The centre wheel and ......read more
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Western Digital Will Be Showcasing Their Premium Products at The First Ever Games Con in Abu Dhabi 2017
23rd November 2017, United Arab Emirates: WESTERN Digital Corporation is showcasing their market leading range of storage technology at the first ever gaming convention: Games Con 2017 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. From 23-25 November, visitors will have access to state-of-the-art storage devices from WD and Sandisk that are ideal for every gamer. The select range of first class products includeWD My Passport SSD, WD Blue SSD, SanDisk External SSDs, and SanDisk Extreme microSD card with A1.
Western Digital is giving their fans a chance to test drive their latest products and storage technology at the Middle East's first and biggest gaming event- Games Con, from the organizers of the Middle East Film and Comic Con ......read more
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Middle East’s GDP to grow 3.2% in 2018 and to around 4% in 2019
GCC’s GDP to grow 2.8% in 2018 and to around 4% in 2019
GCC oil GDP to grow 1.7% in 2018 and 2.8%% in 2019
GCC non-oil GDP to grow 3.7% in 2018 and 4.7% in 2019
Saudi Arabia’s GDP to grow 2.3% in 2018 and 3.8% in 2019
UAE’s GDP to grow 3.3% in 2018 and 3.6% in 2019
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: According to ICAEW’s latest report (Economic Insight: Middle East Q4 2017), several economies in the Middle East, particularly those in the GCC, are transitioning towards a “new normal” in 2018, allowing spending to start gradually recovering. Overall, GCC GDP is expected to grow from just 0.3% in 2017 to 2.8% next year, and an acceleration from 1.4% in 2017 to 3.2% next year in the wider Middle East. ......read more
23 November 2017, Dubai, UAE: This World Anti-Obesity Day, experts are calling for parents to introduce more exercise and healthy eating into their children’s daily lives to prevent the emerging obesity epidemic in the region, and help prevent the psychological effects of obesity.
Childhood obesity has emerged as a major health challenge around the globe affecting more than 41 million children worldwide, and forecasted to reach 70 million by 2025, if current trends continue . According to the World Health Organisation, over 17% of children in the UAE are classed as obese . The effects of obesity extend to the community and finances of the country and it is currently costing the UAE $6 billion per year .
The psychological effects of obesity are overwhelmingly evident according to ......read more
Jeremy Scott, Tom Rebel, Collection Privee?? & Letasca among the exclusive designer brands
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: A new chapter begins at O concept store with the introduction of exclusive fashion right off this year’s runway shows. The latest from world's leading designers including Jeremy Scott, Tom Rebl, Collection Privee?? and Letasca is now available exclusively in the UAE at the designer boutique located at Jumeriah 1.
The collection from each of the designers is unique with refined silhouettes and textures. From timeless colored prints and heat pressed leather laser cuts to trendy over-sized dresses and bomber jackets. O concept store ......read more
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Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: Shopping in Dubai is about to get even more exciting, as The Outlet Village, Dubai’s first upscale outlet mall, gears up to celebrate the 3 Day Super Sale Dubai from the 23rd – 25th November.
Housing three department stores, international dining and over 125 top brands such as DKNY, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Ted Baker and many more, The Outlet Village is the perfect destination for luxury shopping fans looking to acquire iconic brands at exceptional prices this weekend.
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STYLE IS AN ATTITUDE – #SHOWYOURVOGUE
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: Vogue Eyewear celebrates its new brand philosophy with an exciting release dedicated to the many faces of true beauty that define the #ShowYourVogue campaign.
Shaped to the expressive vision of contemporary women, the Vogue Eyewear Fall Winter collection focuses on showing off your true colors. Looking to this season’s latest trends, the collection offers a rich array of frames that are made to show what it takes to be spectacularly you! Inspired by fashion statements and must-have styles of this year’s most influential trendsetters and designers, Vogue Eyewear reveals its unparalleled ability to interpret the season’s hottest trends from every angle, offering women of all ages and tastes an incredibly diverse selection of looks that ......read more
A Call for Research from Dubai Electronic Security Center promises 700,000 AED in grants for innovative cyber security research
700,000 AED total rewards by Dubai Electronic Security Center for a groundbreaking research in cyber security
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: Dubai Electronic Security Center is pleased to announce a challenging yet rewarding competition calling upon all researchers in accredited higher institutes within U.A.E to submit a groundbreaking research proposal with a particular focus on cyber security. The best two research projects will be granted a funding of a maximum of 350,000 AED each. Proposals are to be submitted by the latest January 2nd, 2017.
In alignment with Dubai Cyber Security Strategy, the city’s aim in becoming the smartest city in the world, and our belief in the ......read more
402MW Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm now supplying 410,000 UK homes, displacing 893,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually
Flagship project delivered ahead of schedule; significant cost efficiencies achieved
Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company a 35% shareholder in Dudgeon alongside Statoil (35%) and Statkraft (30%)
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, today inaugurated its third wind farm in the United Kingdom, bringing the combined power generating capacity of all three projects to 1 gigawatt (GW) – enough clean energy to supply nearly 1 million homes.
Together with its partners Statoil and Statkraft of Norway, Masdar staged the official “switch on” of the 402-megawatt (MW) Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm, located 32 kilometres off the Norfolk coast in ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2017: With the 2017 UCI World Tour complete, UAE Team Emirates has released an infographic detailing some of the statistics behind their season.
The team, who made their UCI World Tour debut, competed in 85 races, picking up a total of 19 wins and made 54 appearances on the podium. Collectively, they covered over 285,000km and spent more than 1,800 days cycling through 28 different countries including; United Kingdom, Argentina, Belgium, France, Australia, Spain, Germany and the UAE. Slovenian, Matej Mohoric who was one of the team’s standout riders of the season, covered the most race kilometres – over 15,500, across 95 days of cycling.
The first hospital to offer the Magseed technology for more accurate detection and removal of breast lumps and lesions
Dubai, UAE, 22 November 2017: Medcare Women and Children hospital has introduced the most advanced technology for the treatment of cancerous and non-cancerous breast tumours and lesions in the Middle East. The precision offered by the Magseed system will enable a safer, faster and more comfortable patient experience.
The increased awareness about breast cancer and mammographic screening has led to more frequent detection of breast lesions (tissue which has suffered damage through injury or disease) and lumps. In many cases, a lesion is not easily visible or detectable for targeted treatment. Therefore, the key to successful management of these non- detectable lesions is having an accurate location of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2017: Citizen's stainless steel Sports Chronograph CA0641-83E, is a svelte and sporty model that exudes both style and a sporty elan that sits well with today's modern lifestyle. The black dial and bezel contrasts smartly with the stainless steel case and strap and makes this timepiece quite a head-turner.
The chronograph function comes with 1/5 second unites and 60 minute timing. The watch is powered by the B612 Eco-Drive movement and is water resistant up to 10 BAR, the stainless steel strap comes with a foldover clasp and push button and a power reserve of seven months. The watch has an insufficient charge warning and overcharge prevention function.
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The first day of the conference will see a key panel session comprising leading banking technology experts deliberating on the growing need for Islamic banks to re-engineer in order to address evolving customer needs in the digital era.
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2017: Middle East Global Advisors, a leading financial intelligence platform facilitating the development of knowledge-based economies in the MENASEA markets, will convene the 24th edition of their flagship offering – The World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC), the largest and most prestigious gathering of Islamic banking and finance leaders in the world, on December 4th, 5th & 6th in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Based on a strategic partnership with the Central Bank of Bahrain, the three-day long forum will take place at the ART Rotana Hotel in Amwaj ......read more
TECHNAL®’s new non-fire rated curtain wall assembly with SIDERISE® perimeter fire protection successfully completes EN-1364-4 fire resistance test required in the UAE.
Dubai, UAE; November 22, 2017: Building fires are a major hazard to civilians and a cause of death globally with around six million people being seriously injured in fire accidents per annum resulting in over 500,000 deaths. In the GCC region too, where recent spate of fire incidents in high-rises has put the spotlight on the need to install quality façades that protect valuable life and property. In response to this, the UAE Fire and Life Safety Code 2017 has outlined stringent measures and regulations that building contractors must follow to protect façades; and one such requirement is compliance with EN-1364-4 fire resistance test for curtain wall ......read more
Ras Al Khaimah – UAE: 22 November 2017: Under the patronage and presence of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organizing a celebration of its golden jubilee titled "Fifty Years of Achievements".
The event will be held at Ras Al Khaimah Exhibition Center on Saturday, 25th of November and attended by HE Mohamed Ali Musabah Al Nuami, Chairman of Board of Directors of Ras Al Khaimah Chamber, Heads of Board of Directors, Current and former members, a large number of government officials and private sector representatives.
A photo exhibition will be held on the sideline of the ceremony, to celebrate the Chamber’s history and its developments over five decades. The event will also include a ......read more
New Vantage road car forms basis of Aston Martin Racing’s 2018 WEC challenger
Developed in parallel with the new Vantage road car
Development car has already completed 13,000km of testing, including two 30hr tests
Three new key technical partners: Alcon brakes; Öhlins suspension; Michelin tyres
Established AMR drivers joined by British star Alex Lynn
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2017: Aston Martin revealed the new Vantage: a dynamic successor to the biggest-selling road car in the British marque’s history. In an unprecedented synchronised launch, Aston Martin Racing revealed the new Vantage GTE: the spectacular new FIA World Endurance Championship challenger poised to replace the team’s most successful competition car of all-time, the multiple Le Mans-winning V8 Vantage ......read more
November 22, 2017 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, recently reported that more customers have embraced the habit of transacting with the company through its ‘E-Service’ system, an electronic facility which allows customers to pay bills online, view their bills history, register and track requests, and view consumption trends, among others.
Since the technology was launched in 2013, more than 75% per cent of its customers has switched to the service. Empower has 85,000 customers and it targets to encourage more subscribers to reach 100 per cent online transactions. Customers which have signed up to the e-services receive their monthly bills online, which translates to Empower’s savings in overall paper consumption ......read more
‘Share the Culture of Your Country with Us' CSR team initiative reflects the leadership's directives to build the UAE as an international model for tolerance
Dubai Public Library initiatives aim to promote tolerance, coexistence, harmony, respect for diversity and acceptance of others, while also reflecting the Authority’s vision and promoting reading
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 November 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched several initiatives to celebrate International Day for Tolerance 2017 and promote tolerance, coexistence, harmony, respect for diversity and acceptance of others, while also reflecting the Authority’s vision and promoting reading.
To mark the occasion, ......read more
United Arab Emirates, November 22, 2017 – Until recently, traditional retail banks were betting on nimble fintechs to up-end the industry. However, established technology firms – Amazon, Apple, Tencent and others – have emerged as the bigger, more immediate threat to retail banking as we know it.
Bain & Company, in its eighth annual retail banking study, partnered with Research Now to survey more than 133,000 consumers in 22 countries. It found that across most countries at least half of respondents said they are open to buying a financial services product from a technology company. This is particularly true in countries where the banking experience is more time-consuming and cumbersome. For example, in India and Mexico, 91 percent and 81 percent of respondents, respectively, ......read more
New Nissan Altima voted best mid-size sedan in 2017
New Nissan Kicks voted best compact-SUV in 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – November 22, 2017: Nissan secured two awards at this year’s third annual Arab Wheels Awards, held at a prestigious ceremony in Dubai’s Meydan Hotel. The awards recognized the new Nissan Altima as the best mid-size sedan and the new Nissan Kicks as the best compact-SUV.
"The two awards are a testament to Nissan’s commitment to deliver a wide portfolio of cars to its customers in the region, powered by advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology” said Kalyana Sivagnanam, President of Nissan Middle East and Regional Vice President Marketing and Sales for Africa, the Middle East and India, “For not only one, but two of our cars, Nissan ......read more
New Vantage defined by bold new look, intensified performance and dynamics
Powered by 4.0-litre, 510PS/685Nm twin-turbo V8 mated to eight-speed ZF transmission
Maximum speed 195mph. 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds
First Aston Martin to be fitted with an Electronic Rear Differential (E-Diff)
Deliveries scheduled to begin second quarter of 2018
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2017: Vantage. An evocative name for a magnificent bloodline of thoroughbred sports cars. For seven decades the heartbeat of Aston Martin’s purest models, the Vantage nameplate has been worn by some true icons. First used in 1951 on a high-output engine option for the DB2, Vantage was quickly established as a model in its own right. Highlights include the William Towns-designed V8 Vantage, spectacular twin-supercharged V600 Le Mans and ......read more
Seven new WiFi UAE sites have been activated across different Emirates
Dubai, UAE, 22 November 2017: People in the UAE will now be able to enjoy more innovation and connectivity through complimentary Internet access from new WiFi UAE sites throughout the UAE. These seven newly activated sites, include Remal Mall and Jimi Mall in Al Ain, Al Shaab Village Mall in Sharjah, Times Square Center and Dubai Marina Walk in Dubai, Al Hamra Mall in Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah Hospital. The service offers users two types of Internet connection; WiFi UAE, a free WiFi service, and WiFi UAE Premium, an affordable paid service that allows users unrestricted upload and download speed. Users can enjoy the service by connecting at over 400 hotspots to the @WiFi UAE network.
The biggest film premieres of the year, the latest in Arab cinema, the industry’s most creative talent and an exciting programme of events at the Dubai Film Market
The stage is set for another year of cinematic excellence…
Dubai, November 22, 2017: The 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today unveiled its rich and diverse lineup of films and events. This year the Festival will introduce audiences to the most highly anticipated new films from around the world, alongside a diverse events programme at the Dubai Film Market (DFM) featuring some of the most creative talents working in the industry today.
The Festival, which runs 6 ......read more
UAE, November 22, 2017 – Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, has signed an agreement with IBMC Financial Professionals Group to provide Indians residing and working in the UAE to settle their monthly contributions to the Indian Government’s National Pension Scheme (NPS) in any of Al Ansari Exchange branches across the UAE.
The payment scheme tailored to the NPS members living outside India is the latest addition to Al Ansari Exchange’s increasing array of services offered to its Indian customers, which currently include the application for new Permanent Account Number (PAN) card for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), or overseas Indians.
Rashed Ali Al Ansari, General Manager of Al Ansari Exchange, said: “Registering in the Indian Government's NPS program ......read more
The brand new American Girl store has officially opened at City Centre Mirdif
This is American Girl’s first location in Dubai and outside of North America
American Girl is hosting a launch event open to all on Friday, November 24th
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 November 2017: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, today announced that American Girl, the premium brand loved by girls everywhere, has officially opened its doors in the UAE! The brand new store at City Centre Mirdif is American Girl’s first location in the region and first to open outside of North America.
The new American Girl will offer all of the store’s fan-favourites. This includes a complete assortment of the popular historical and ......read more
Japanese Manufacturer’s Extensive Portfolio of Cameras to Impress Exhibition Visitors
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Panasonic’s pioneering LUMIX cameras and camcorders - specifically designed to capture pristine images and high quality videos, are on display at Xposure, the International Photography Festival 2017. The event is taking place from 22 to 25 November at The Expo Centre, Sharjah.
Panasonic’s LUMIX cameras provide an excellent compromise between image quality, features, and price. One of the flagship products on display is the impressive DC-GH5 camera, the world’s first mirrorless camera to record 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 25/30p videos to SD Card, and record 4K video at 50/60p; and has evolved its original 4K photo to the stunning 6K photo to capture unmissable moments in incredible detail. This camera has ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2017: With its third contribution to the Only Watch charity, the Flying Regulator Red Passion, Chronoswiss exceeded its own expectations at auction. The estimate for this unique timepiece was between CHF 9,000 and 16,000. When the hammer finally came down on November 11 at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva, the exceptional version of the brand´s iconic Flying Regulator was sold at CHF 19,000. All in all, the 50 lots raised CHF 10,776,500 (€ 9,289,434 CHF 10,776,500) for research against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
The name “Red Passion” was derived from a spectacular guilloche dial in flaming red, against which the hands and numerals stand out in bright coral red. This special color combination was inspired by the eternal power of love and passion which is key to ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 22 November, 2017: The UAE Council for Climate Change and Environment held its fourth meeting presided over by His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The meeting was convened at the Hayat Regency Hotel, Dubai and attended by Council members from local and federal authorities and the private sector.
His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi said: “The UAE’s participation in the 23rd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 23) in Bonn from November 6 to 17, 2017 affirmed the UAE's commitment to the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Paris Agreement and all relevant international resolutions. It also shows our keenness to continue voluntarily participating in ......read more
Ninth edition of the awards programme took place against a backdrop of mounting competition in the marketing industry
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 November 2017: The winners of this year’s MENA Effie Awards have been announced during a ‘Great Gatsby’ themed awards ceremony that took place on 15th November at the Armani/Pavilion in Downtown Dubai. 2,000 top marketing and advertising professionals gathered to celebrate the best marketing in the Middle East.
This year’s expert panel of judges was tasked with assessing a total of 293 shortlisted entries across 24 categories, against a backdrop of mounting competition in the marketing industry.
Alexandre Hawari, Co-CEO of Mediaquest – the organiser of the MENA Effie Awards – commented: “2017 saw tighter budgets, increasing ......read more
Visit the IKEA exhibition at the heart of Dubai Design Week, inspiring celebration and play
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2017: IKEA, the much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, has created a grand exhibition, inspired by a magical playhouse fantasia, which is now open to the public at Dubai Design District. Kicking off Dubai Design Week on November 14th and open until November 25th, visitors will be taken on a journey from wishing trees to topsy turvy illusions.
Whether children or adults, IKEA wants to remind the nation of the little things in life that matter, that good things can happen if you say yes to more fun! IKEA recently conducted its third global Play Report, exploring the importance of play for adults as well as children. The findings showed that play is a tool for people to sustain a healthy life, ......read more
Event helps raise awareness among fleet owners and other key stakeholders on the risks and dangers faced by riders
Dubai, November 22, 2017: Supporting the efforts by the UAE and Dubai government to reduce the number of road accidents and deaths, Al-Futtaim Honda, exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE jointly with RoadSafetyUAE, organized the ‘first ever’ UAE Motorcycle Delivery Fleet Safety Event.
The event aimed to raise awareness among fleet owners and other key stakeholders on the risks and dangers faced by motorcycle riders who are the most vulnerable on the road.
According to the data revealed by Dubai Police, there were a total of 276 motorbike related incidents in 2016 including 16 fatalities. Motorcyclists were ......read more
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Boecher participated in Gulfood Manufacturing 2017, during which GoDubai had a chat with Mr. Abdulhadi Chalak, Country Manager – UAE, Boecker Public Health.
Q. What are the latest technological innovations by Boecker?
A. Boecker® is committed to bring the best solutions from around the world to our communities’ doorsteps and we are continuously working to develop and launch innovative products. Recently, we introduced in the UAE market our innovative bird control solution; an advanced laser based technology. Moreover, Boecker® has launched its Occupational Health and Safety Lite™ certification programme, taking workplace safety to a whole new level.
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A growing focus on creating sustainable cities for healthier living environments – one of the main agendas under the sustainability theme of Expo 2020 Dubai - is attracting multibillion-dollar investments in urban landscaping and horticulture across the UAE and the Middle East. Dubai, for example, has allotted about AED 6 billion to further develop 12,000 hectares of land for natural greenery, while Abu Dhabi has invested AED 23 million for landscaping projects in the UAE capital.
To meet the increasing demands in the sector, International Plants Expo Middle East (IPM Dubai), under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports, jointly organized by Messe Essen GmbH and planetfair Dubai LLC, will open its 12 edition (IPM Dubai 2017) to ......read more
Mall-wide sale will offer discounts from 30% up to 90% off
Abu Dhabi, 21 November 2017: Yas Mall, the largest mall in Abu Dhabi, will launch its Black & White Weekend Sale, from Thursday 23 November to Sunday 26 November. Inspired by the global sale event ‘Black Friday’, Yas Mall’s array of international retailers will offer discounts of up to 90%, helping visitors shop at great deals, including House of Fraser, Debenhams, the One, Home Centre, E- Max, plus many more.
With the 2017 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix happening at the same time and as the only mall in the world set against the backdrop of a Formula 1 track, Yas Mall will celebrate the motor race championship in style. Yas Mall will be transformed with amazing roaming entertainment in black and white and checkered ......read more
November 21, 2017 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that it is sponsoring for the second year the Rashid Centre for the Determined Ones’ ‘Open Day’ which will be held on December 15, 2017 to celebrate the works of the students in Dubai. As Gold Sponsor, Empower will provide financial assistance to the centre to enable the people of determination students to enhance their skills and showcase their unique capabilities during the event. The Empower team will also join Rashid Centre for National Day celebrations on the day.
The initiative is part of Empower’s ongoing corporate social responsibility (CSR) program focused on social integration particularly for people with determination. The Open Day, themed ‘Disabled ......read more
Ericsson MEA was recognized for exceptional work in 5G innovation and expanding 5G capabilities across the region
In partnership with “Wot-If? Trust”, Ericsson MEA also won the Connecting the Unconnected Award for its eHub in South Africa
The CommsMEA Awards acknowledge operators and individuals who have played a vital role in leading the development of the region’s fast growing and rapidly changing telecommunications sector
Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2017: Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) received two prestigious awards – the Editor’s Choice Award for its work in 5G innovation and the Connecting the Unconnected Award for connecting communities in partnership with “Wot-If? Trust” – at this year’s CommsMEA Awards.
In the Middle East and Africa, Ericsson has ......read more
UAE, November 21, 2017 - H.E. Dr. Abdulla Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the FTA - Land and Maritime revealed the UAE's readiness for the coming election of new members for the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The Minister expressed his confidence in the vital and effective role that the country can play once it becomes a Category B member of the IMO Council. Al Nuaimi's statement was made at the final coordination meeting of the UAE delegation held today (Tuesday, November 21, 2017).
During the meeting, attendees affirmed the importance of being elected into Category B membership, which represents a strong push towards establishing the UAE's leading position in the global maritime map and reinforcing its role as a major contributor to the development of ......read more
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
H.E. Jameela Al Muhairi: “The school should fulfil the role of a second mother”
H.E. Hessa Bu Humaid: “A strong family is the foundation of a strong society.”
Five-day conference aims to bring child protection and welfare issues to the fore before regional and global audience
20 November 2017 – Dubai, UAE: Under the patronage of Lt. General H.H. Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the 5th Arab Regional Conference on the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect was officially inaugurated today at Roda Al Bustan hotel in Dubai, with the participation of more than 400 delegates from across the world, and aims to bring child protection and welfare issues to the fore before a regional and global ......read more