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Sharaf DG Completed a Successful DSF 2021 Campaign

United Arab Emirates -  March 07, 2021:    MENA region’s leading electronics retailer Sharaf DG ran its DSF campaign from the 17th of December last year which wrapped up successfully on 30th Jan 2021. The campaign titled ‘DG Shopping Festival’ was themed based on Amazing Offers and Amazing Savings with mega prizes that were given away every day at Sharaf DG.  This DSF customers had an opportunity to Win mega prizes like Mazda CX9 GT car, 45 iPhone 12, Samsung 75” QLED TV, Macbook Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max’. The campaign also offered customer a chance to win 4 mobile phones, Asko 9kg washing machines, Sony 55” 4K TV and Sony 5.1 sound bar every day. The winners were awarded the prizes by Sharaf DG via a raffle draw event on 27th February 2021 at Times Square ......read more

Message on International Women's Day, 2021

United Arab Emirates -  March 07, 2021:   As we celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day, I would like to express my sincere gratitude and admiration for all women out there who have been nothing less than warriors. Especially, in the past one year, from managing various roles, like being a mother, sister or a daughter to balancing jobs and careers while working from home, we have come a long way where women are no longer simply accepting roles assigned to them but are challenging the status-quo, getting their voices heard and bringing about changes that matter.   The COVID – 19 pandemic has disrupted our routine and pushed us out of our comfort zones to do things that we probably did not expect. A lot of us have had to adapt to a new adjusted lifestyle juggling family and work within ......read more

SCCI Explores Ways to Enhance Economic Ties with Indonesia

Sharjah - March 7, 2021:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) welcomed a high-profile delegation from the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Dubai and the northern regions, led by HE Kandra Negra, the Indonesian Consul General in Dubai, accompanied by Budi Priantoro, Assistant Consul for Economic Affairs and a number of representatives of the economic sectors at the Indonesian Consulate. The delegation was received by HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman, SCCI, in the presence of HE Raghda Tarim, member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, HE Mohammed Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, Director General of the SCCI, and Sarah Al Yahya, International Cooperation Executive, SCCI. The meeting discussed topics of common interest and ways to enhance economic ties and promote trade and investment exchange in ......read more

Dubai Municipality Wins Ideas Arabia Award for Applying Ai in Wastewater Treatment Process

Dubai, 07 March 2021:  Dubai Municipality has won Ideas Arabia international award, organized by Dubai Quality Group, in the "sustainability" category, through the initiative "Applying Artificial Intelligence System to Monitor and Control Wastewater Treatment Processes at Jebel Ali Plant." Eng. Mohammad Al Rayes, Director of Sewage Treatment Network and Plants Department at Dubai Municipality, said: “The initiative aims to implement a smart and innovative system that allows automatic and self-control and tuning of the aeration level of treated wastewater, which contributes to improving the quality of the water produced after treatment, which will be reflected in a positive way for raising the level of customer and beneficiary satisfaction. This initiative comes in response to the strategic objectives of ......read more

MoHAP Attains BSI Certification in Effective Governance Management

United Arab Emirates -  March 07, 2021:   In recognition of its success in the implementation of the Effective Governance Management Systems based on trust, accountability, transparency, and fair practices, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has been awarded the Governance Specification Certification (BS13500) from the British Standards Institute (BSI). With this certification, the Ministry of Health secures its position and enhances its leadership in the application of the best international standards in the field of corporate governance. Following a rigorous audit process by BSI’s international jury, Theuns Kotz, Managing Director BSI, IMETA Assurance, handed over the certificate to His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary, Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), at the ......read more

Abu Dhabi University Students Create Groundbreaking Technology for People of Determination

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—07 March 2021:  Along with the support of Abu Dhabi University’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) and Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) Electrical and Computer Engineering students at Abu Dhabi University (ADU)  worked together to design and implement an integrated system ‘D1Cart’ to provide people of determination with shopping assistance, making it an easier, quicker, and more pleasant experience for them.   D1Cart is supported by a robotic arm and a lifting mechanism controlled by a remote joystick to help people of determination reach items on high shelves effortlessly. The control system is adjusted to accurate and precise factors including speed, sensitivity, and reliability, as well as incorporating the maximum workspace to ......read more

Etihad Airways Extends Global Covid-19 Insurance

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - March 07, 2021:  Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has extended its COVID-19 global wellness insurance cover until 30 September 2021.  Martin Drew, Senior Vice President Sales & Cargo, Etihad Airways, said: “Extending Etihad’s COVID-19 global wellness insurance reinforces the effectiveness of Etihad Wellness, the airline’s health and hygiene programme. It’s an added benefit automatically provided to all guests - no exceptions. “As Etihad continues to gradually expand its services to up to 60 destinations this spring, the airline wants to instil confidence to travel and hopes this additional cover will reassure guests Etihad is doing everything it can to keep them safe and protected.” Guests who are diagnosed ......read more

Renault of Arabian Automobiles Presents Unbeatable Upgrade Offer

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 07 March 2021:  Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, is back with a limited-time, customer-favorite sale that will have you select your preferred Renault and drive out with an upgrade.  Taking place this March 2021, the offer will grant customers the opportunity to upgrade their new Koleos, Megane or Duster purchases at no cost. Drivers with their eyes on the 4X2 Koleos will automatically be upgraded to the 4X4 version, and those seeking a sportier sedan with the Renault Megane, complete with its harmonious lines, chiseled features and refined finishing touches, can pay for the 1.6 L and drive out with the 2.0 L version. Additionally, car enthusiasts looking for a dynamic design and ......read more

China's Investment Appeal for ME Investors is Far from Over

• China’s market outperformance in 2020 was driven by an astounding V-shaped economic recovery in the second half of the year • Middle East sovereigns and institutional investors look to China’s domestic market to generate alpha  • Growing breadth of opportunities contribute to an increase in China-dedicated allocations • ESG considerations are expected to gain traction, presenting investment opportunities     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 March 2021:    While global markets faced a challenging year in 2020, China was the best performing market globally in 2020. The MSCI China A shares and the MSCI China indices returned nearly +43% and +27% respectively . The country’s swift handling of COVID-19 and government actions to contain the virus provided a market ......read more

Ajman Bank's IT Head Wins CXO Award 2021'

United Arab Emirates -  March 07, 2021:   Ajman Bank’s Head of Information Technology Ms. Hajar Al Maazmi has been announced as one of the winners of the prestigious CXO 50 Awards 2021. Hosted by CXO Insight Middle East this year’s award was organised to recognise top 50 IT leaders and industry professionals who have taken the reins during the COVID-19 crisis to shape the new normal.    Congratulating Ms Al Maazmi, Mr. Mohamed Amiri, CEO of Ajman Bank, stated, “The CXO Award is designed to honor innovative and forward-thinking IT leaders whose actions have had an impact on their own organisations and the industry they work in. We are extremely proud and honored to have Ms. Al Maazmi as part of the Ajman Bank team and would like to congratulate her on the great achievement. The global ......read more

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award Continues Efforts to Empower Women

Under the directions of Hamdan bin Mohammed and Ahmed bin Mohammed   Mattar Al Tayer: The Award is a pioneer in promoting the role of women in sports in the country, the Arab world and the world   United Arab Emirates -  March 07, 2021:   The Board of Trustees of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, one of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has saluted the country’s visionary leadership that leads the nation with infinite wisdom and compassion to increase the happiness of the community members and enable them to perform their role in the development process, and empowers women to actively participate in making the nation's future and seek achievements in all fields. The Board of Trustees of the Award also congratulated women in the UAE, the Arab ......read more

Tonda: Watches to Celebrate Every Woman's Wrist

United Arab Emirates -  March 07, 2021:   To reflect the fact that every woman is unique, Parmigiani Fleurier presents a sumptuous new Tonda line, available in different versions to fulfil every desire. The manufacture's watchmakers have struck a delicate balance between technical accomplishment and the finest jeweller's art. Refined yet understated, the new Tonda Mtropolitaine rose gold rainbow Opal embodies every aspiration of the modern woman, making each moment of the day unique. Reflecting today's multicultural and multifaceted society, this new line of timepieces, with its variety of dials, functions and diameters, is an ode to diversity and features luxury codes which are undeniably feminine and utterly universal. Tonda Mtropolitaine rose gold rainbow ......read more

Dubai International Academy Outclasses Hundreds of Teams to Reach the Finals of Elite Wharton Business School Investment Competition

The DIA team will compete with 50 other global finalists in the Wharton Global High School Investment Competition Dubai, UAE; 7  March 2021: The team from Dubai International Academy (DIA), Emirates Hills, is the only GCC region team to qualify for the global finals of the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Wharton Global High School Investment Competition, an annual contest for high school teachers and students run by the School’s Wharton Global Youth Program.  The Wharton Investment Competition initially attracted over 2,000 teams. The DIA team, The Wolves of Wall Street – comprising Raghav Chutani, Sharzeh Baqar, Ahad Khot and Dhruv Meisheri – were among the 10 finalists in Region 2 of the competition, a tough field comprising of other GCC Countries, Indian Subcontinent and SEA Countries. ......read more

Natuzzi Collection 2021, A Circle of Harmony' Part II

United Arab Emirates -  March 06, 2021:   Earlier, we introduced Natuzzi Italia’s collection for 2021: ‘The Circle of Harmony’. And, today we shall speak about three more collections under this Circle of Harmony namely New Classic, Solar, and Dominio. Each of these collections represents a unique vision and elevated art style that has become synonymous with the quality and luxury that is associated with the Natuzzi brand. Here is a preview of the New Classic Collection by Fabio Novembre, Solar Collection by Claudio Bellini, and Dominio Collection by Maurizio Manzoni:

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January International GSCE & A-Levels Results from GEMS Cambridge International School AD

United Arab Emirates -  March 06, 2021:   High Performance continued in the January examination series as Year 11, 12 and 13 students at the GEMS Cambridge International School, Abu Dhabi received their International GCSE and A level results today. 269 students received either final grades or modular results today across the subjects of Arabic, English, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, mathematics, and statistics.    There was outstanding performance in all of the subject areas with particular highlights in Year 11 IGCSE mathematics where 145 students sat the examinations resulting in 87% of the cohort gaining a 9-4 grade, 77% achieving grades 9-5, 63% of students achieving grades 9-7, 35% grades 9-8, and a 18% achieving the top grade 9. More impressively 90% of the students made better than expected ......read more

Global Village breaks 16th Guinness World Records Title in Support of the UAE National Vaccination program

Dubai, UAE – 4 March 2021: Global Village, the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment, has moved closer to its target of 25 Guinness World Records™ titles in honour of its Silver Jubilee anniversary. The Global Village team claimed the record for "Most people in a video relay holding a sign" as part of a larger internal campaign to promote vaccination for staff and partners.  Over sixty members of the Global Village family joined a video call to promote the vaccination drive. In keeping with Global Village's support for a healthier, COVID-free UAE, each participant held up a sign that read, 'I'm Vaccinated. Are You?'. The video call was a central part of a larger internal campaign to encourage teams to get the jab. 100% ......read more

Pandora Unveils the Power of Sisterhood

PANDORA UNVEILS THE POWER OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY   In support of International Women’s Day this year, Pandora has partnered with award-winning sisterhood and female empowerment. Gender equality and women’s rights issues, has captured real stories of inspirational women that highlight the invaluable need for women to support each other to provide strength, resilience and sisterhoods mean for women at various life stages, and how these relationships help them grow and evolve. The groups of women include Creole Cuts, an collective of DJs and creatives celebrating the sounds of their Caribbean heritage; four generations of women from the same family united through the struggles of motherhood. All women openly discuss their personal struggles, their unbreakable bond and inspire others across the world to ......read more

Etihad Airways Accelerates Transformation Plan to Mitigate Impact of Pandemic

• 4.2 million passengers carried in 2020 with seat load factor of 52.9% • Network capacity reduced by 64% to 37.5 billion ASKs in wake of pandemic  • Industry-leading Etihad Wellness programme developed to safeguard travellers  • First airline in the world with 100% of operating flight crew vaccinated   United Arab Emirates -  March 04, 2021:   Etihad Airways has announced its financial and operating results for 2020, recording a 76% fall in passengers carried throughout the year (4.2 million, compared to 17.5 million in 2019) as a result of lower demand and reduced flight capacity caused by the unparalleled global downturn in commercial aviation.   As a consequence of the Covid pandemic and ensuing flight and travel restrictions, total passenger capacity was ......read more

World's Leading PV Inverter and Tracker Brands to Launch Products Compatible with Trina Solar's 210 Ultra High-Power Modules

United Arab Emirates -  March 04, 2021:   The world's leading photovoltaic inverter brands have announced the market launch of inverters and trackers compatible with the 210 Ultra High-Power Modules, significantly promoting smooth chain collaboration in the industry and the reduction of Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), thus accelerating the pace of entering grid parity era.  The inverter companies approving compatibility with 210 modules are as follows: Company Name Brand/Product Type Module Compatibility Time of Approval Huawei Digital Technology (Suzhou) Co. Ltd SUN2000-196KTL-H3 SUN2000-215KTL-H3 210 modules Q1, 2021 Q2, 2021 Sineng Electric Co ......read more

Dubai's Start-up Charitable Efforts Making a Difference in Children's Lives

United Arab Emirates -  March 04, 2021:   The e-commerce industry has come a considerably long way from its simple buy-sell model. In 1991 the World Wide Web was created and just 5 years later, over 40 million people had access to the internet with global online sales surpassing $1 billion for the year. This jump gave clear signals of the industry’s later growth but even so, no one could have predicted the $25 billion in online sales reported in 2000. Today, over 4 billion people are connected to the internet and almost half of them can attest to the convenience of online transactions. By 2040, around 95% of all purchases are expected to be via e-commerce. With this, it’s no wonder that this mega $3.5 trillion industry continues to attract retailers from around the world, both established in-store players ......read more

Dubai Quality Group Concludes the 15th Ideas Arabia and 9th UAE Ideas Appreciation Ceremony by honoring 23 winners from the UAE & GCC Countries

• The ‘Idea of the Year’ Category Winner is Dubai Municipality • The Virtual Appreciation Ceremony honored 15 Ideas Arabia winners and  8 UAE Ideas winners                   • Organization leaders and experts shared their best practices towards excellence     Dubai, 04 March 2021, UAE:   Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group, Dubai Quality Group concludes the “15th Ideas Arabia and 9th UAE Ideas Arabia 2020”.   The Annual Appreciation Ceremony for both Awards were merged and held virtually for the first time last 24th February 2021. It ......read more

Empower Registers 6% Growth in Number of Buildings Connected with a Total of 1,252 Projects by end of 2020

Dubai, UAE - 04, March 2021:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation “Empower” has announced that the total number of buildings provided with its district cooling services has increased to 1,252 by the end of 2020, marking 6% growth comparing to 2019. This reinforces the company’s position as the world’s largest district cooling services provider. Empower has indicated that its diversified portfolio covers all the major sectors in Dubai, with the residential sector maintaining the top position in the list of company's clients by 64%, followed by the commercial sector with 15%. The hospitality sector has increased its share from 13% to 14% in 2020 and the healthcare sector has a share of 3%. The other major sectors such as educational, industrial, and retail sectors together held the ......read more

Abbott Researchers Find Rare Group of People with Controlled HIV Who Could Be a Key to Unlocking Cure

Study of more than 10,000 people identifies a rare group with controlled HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suggesting additional research could uncover links between natural virus suppression and future treatments  Discovery is a result of Abbott’s continued virus hunting efforts, which also uncovered a new strain of HIV in 2019  Abbott’s decades of work in global viral surveillance has advanced the understanding of HIV and allowed the company to quickly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with its diagnostic tests      March 04, 2021:   Abbott announced today that a team of scientists has found an unusually high number of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who test positive for HIV antibodies, but have low to non-detectable viral load counts – ......read more

Pair Up and Play On With Uninterrupted Sound from HONOR

HONOR True Wireless Earbuds are the Ideal Companion for Music Lovers to Enjoy United Arab Emirates -  March 04, 2021:   People have had a love affair with music for generations: pleasing the mind with beats, patterns and vocals. Research has shown that the brain releases dopamine when listening to music, a chemical messenger in the body that occurs when we do something essential to survival. Even though it is not biologically necessary to need music to survive, could you image a world without it? Likely not.  Music can help you wind down after a long day or create an atmosphere for a gathering with friends. Individually, music is an intimate, personal experience, from the playlists we curate to the sounds we stream, everyone can find a composition to suit their style. Which is why having the right earbuds to ......read more

Trying to get the most out of your new HUAWEI FreeLace Pro neckband? Here are a few tips and tricks

United Arab Emirates -  March 04, 2021:   So, the all-new HUAWEI FreeLace Pro has arrived and you are super excited to try out all the new features it has. Well, this new noise cancelling neckband hides a lot of technological innovations in its slender and trend-setting body that you will definitely love. Here are a few of those features and how you can get the most out of them. Not one or two hours, but a whole day of use! Worried about running out of charge on your earphones mid-way through your favorite track? Yes, we have all been there, especially with more wireless earphones being used today. But with the HUAWEI FreeLace Pro it is not an issue as with just a single charge you can enjoy up to 24 hours  of uninterrupted music and entertainment. This way you won’t have to stop listening to charge ......read more

Celebrate the Brilliance of Women with Tanishq's Great Diamond Collection

Enjoy up to 20 percent off on diamond jewelry with solitaires, statement earrings, stunning necklaces and showstopper rings. Dubai, United Arab Emirates - March 04, 2021:  From International Women’s Day to Mother’s Day, the month of March has many opportunities to celebrate the special women in your world and their indomitable spirit.   Spoil your mother, your mentor, soulmate, or yourself with stunning jewelry pieces from Tanishq’s latest collection, each a unique expression of style and empowerment. Tanishq’s diamond collection has been designed to honour the individuality, self-expression, and elegance of women in the region. The collections feature solitaires, statement earrings, stunning necklaces, and showstopper rings.  As a gift to all women, get up to 20 percent off ......read more

Sustainability and Happiness Shaping the Future of Smart Cities: Mastercard, Smart Dubai and Expo 2020 Dubai Report

• New report explores the expectations of UAE’s citizens and residents from future Smart Cities • Nearly 79% of residents would be happy living in a smart city  • More than half (53%) of UAE residents highlighted living in a sustainable city as the most exciting innovation for smart cities   4 March - 2021; Dubai, UAE:  Mastercard, Smart Dubai and Expo 2020 Dubai have collaborated to launch its Building the Cities of the Future report to better understand the pulse of UAE citizens and residents in shaping the future development of smart cities.  The virtual launch of the report was addressed by H.E. Younus Al Nasser, Assistant Director General, Smart Dubai & CEO, Dubai Data Establishment, and featured a panel discussion with industry experts from Mastercard, Smart Dubai and Expo ......read more

Ambulatory Healthcare Services Celebrates World Hearing Day

Abu Dhabi, March 11, 2021:  Ambulatory Healthcare Services, a SEHA healthcare facility, is launching a number of initiatives to mark World Hearing Day. As a part of its campaign, AHS is shedding the light on some of the issues and challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the prolonged use of earphones and the communication challenges faced by people with hearing difficulties, who make up 20% of the world population according to the World Health Organization.   Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Omar Al Jabri, Chief Medical Officer at Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS) said “Every year we celebrate World Hearing Day to highlight the latest issues pertaining to hearing and, undoubtedly, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on all aspects of our life, including hearing. For example, people with ......read more

Emirates Group Reaffirms Commitment to Wildlife and Habitat Conservation

• Success stories at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and Emirates Wolgan Valley showcase results of decades-long investment • Emirates SkyCargo champions zero tolerance policy on illegal wildlife trade   Dubai, UAE - 3 March 2021: On the occasion of World Wildlife Day, the Emirates Group has reaffirmed its long-standing commitment to protecting wildlife and habitats. It also shone the spotlight on conservation efforts across the organisation at an online Environment Forum for its global employees.   During the forum, experts from the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley in Australia, and Emirates SkyCargo spoke about the work being done to protect endangered species and habitats in Dubai, restoration efforts following aftermath of the Australian bushfires, and how ......read more

Samsung Unboxes its 2021 Lineup, Letting You Discover More of What You're Passionate About

From MICRO LED and Samsung Neo QLED to monitors and lifestyle screens, Samsung redefines the role of the TV in the home with capabilities relevant to consumers’ new needs and personal interests United Arab Emirates -  March 03, 2021:   Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. showcased its 2021 lineup of MICRO LED, Samsung Neo QLED, lifestyle TVs, monitors, and soundbars at its virtual Unbox & Discover event. As people spend more time at home, Samsung’s latest innovations let consumers get the most from their screens—allowing them to work efficiently, communicate effectively, and explore their personal passions. “At Samsung, we are proud to constantly innovate to improve consumers’ everyday lives. Over the past year, technologies that were once ‘nice to have’ became a need, as ......read more

Public Support Innovative Approaches to Reducing Smoking Rates, Reveals New International Survey from Philip Morris International

United Arab Emirates -  March 03, 2021:   A new international survey commissioned by Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) and conducted by independent research firm Povaddo reveals a public appetite for a better approach to reducing the societal harm caused by cigarettes. Seven in ten respondents (71 percent) believe that encouraging those adults who would otherwise continue to smoke to switch to smoke-free alternatives instead can complement other efforts to reduce harm.   Conducted in December 2020 among 22,500+ adults in 20 countries and territories, the survey explores attitudes regarding the role of smoke-free alternatives in improving public health. The results reveal broad support for novel approaches to accelerating the decline of cigarette smoking. Specifically, the survey found ......read more

January Air Cargo Demand Recovers to pre-COVID Levels

United Arab Emirates -  March 03, 2021:    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released January 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand returned to pre-COVID levels (January 2019) for the first time since the onset of the crisis. January demand also showed strong month-to-month growth over December 2020 levels.  Because comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are distorted by the extraordinary impact of COVID-19, unless otherwise noted all comparisons to follow are to January 2019 which followed a normal demand pattern. •       Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), was up 1.1.% compared to January 2019 and +3% compared to December 2020. All regions saw month-on-month improvement in air cargo demand, and North ......read more

From Bad to Worse: January Passenger Demand Falls Further

United Arab Emirates -  March 03, 2021:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that passenger traffic fell in January 2021, both compared to pre-COVID levels (January 2019) and compared to the immediate month prior (December 2020).  Because comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are distorted by the extraordinary impact of COVID-19, unless otherwise noted all comparisons are to January 2019 which followed a normal demand pattern. • Total demand in January 2021 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) was down 72.0% compared to January 2019. That was worse than the 69.7% year-over-year decline recorded in December 2020.  • Total domestic demand was down 47.4% versus pre-crisis (January 2019) levels. In December it was down 42.9% on the previous year. ......read more

Arabian Automobiles Launches the NEW 2021 RENAULT MASTER: A Fleet Vehicular Innovation

Dubai, UAE, 03 March 2021:  Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, is proud to launch the new 2021 RENAULT MASTER, a fleet vehicle that offers you all of the style and design of a passenger car with no compromise on utility.  Catering to the diverse transportation needs, the new 2021 RENAULT MASTER features a range of interior layouts, with loading volumes ranging from 8 to 17 cubic meters, and its cabin is designed for your comfort, with ergonomic controls and steering wheel to adapt to driving positions, adjustable seats, air conditioning, optimised soundproofing, and multiple storage compartments. Salah Yamout, COO of Arabian Automobiles, said: “The UAE’s consistent support for SMEs and small ......read more

Dubai Police Bolsters Toyota Fleet with Addition of Legendary all-new 2021 Toyota GR Supra

The legendary Supra joins  Dubai Police’s extensive line-up of Al-Futtaim Toyota vehicles  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - March 03, 2021: Dubai Police has recently acquired the legendary Toyota Supra to be added to its globally acclaimed super car fleet. The inclusion of the 2021 GR Supra in the awe inspiring fleet, which is used to promote the Dubai Police both locally and internationally, reinforces its position as one of the most sought after sportscars since its return after a 17-year wait.  The Supra was provided by Al-Futtaim Automotive, the exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, and a long-term partner of Dubai Police. Living up to the heady expectations of some of the world’s most devoted enthusiasts, the Supra with a 3.0L powerhouse hits the 100km/h mark in just 4.1 seconds and easily ......read more

Arabian Automobiles launches 9th edition of customer-favorite trade-in campaign: Nissan's Automania Exchange

• Receive up to AED 10,000 above current market value with Nissan’s value-driven trade-in campaign   Dubai, UAE, 03 March 2021: Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Nissan in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, is bringing back the market’s premier trade-in campaign, Automania Exchange, that will provide drivers the opportunity to exchange their cars, irrespective of make or model, with a brand-new Nissan.    From 2nd – 6th March, customers will receive up to AED 10,000 above market value for their current vehicle in exchange for a brand-new Nissan, along with the expert support that Arabian Automobiles ensures every customer with every deal as well as the already exciting value offers on new vehicles, including 5 ......read more

Clear Design Language Meets Creative Use of Space: the New MINI 5-door

United Arab Emirates -  March 03, 2021:    Fresh design accents and the unique Multitone Roof enhance the appeal of the first five-seater in the British premium brand‘s small car range. Already more than 500 000 units sold worldwide. Market launch of the new edition begins in March 2021.      Munich. In the MINI premium small car model range, the MINI 5-door is the prime example of how creatively space can be used in typical MINI style. The MINI 5-door combines characteristic driving fun and individual style with a large dose of functionality. Now, fresh design accents, the Multitone Roof, which is unique in the competitive environment, a high-grade refined interior and additional equipment features make the five-door body variant of the MINI even more attractive. The market launch of the new ......read more

Union Coop's Smart Deal' Campaign to Run throughout the Year

The Middle East’s largest discount campaign offers discounts up to 90% on approx. 50,000 products    United Arab Emirates -  March 03, 2021:    Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE, launched a promotion campaign announcing discounts throughout the current year, in which the percentage of discounts reach up to 90% on more than 50,000 products. The yearlong promotion named ‘Smart Deal’ as it allocated AED 174 Million on discounts and this comes within Union Coop’s strategic objective aimed at implementing attractive and high-value shopping programs that benefit members of the society, in addition to supporting them in line with the nation’s socioeconomic and health goals. Commenting on this unique campaign, H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of ......read more

Ajman Free Zone highlights the integration of innovation into its strategies as it concludes UAE Innovates 2021'

In the presence of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman Free Zone In line with its efforts to integrate innovation into its digital transformation strategy, to promote the growth of technology sector, and support innovative companies, Ajman Free Zone has organized a series of initiatives and events to celebrate ‘UAE Innovates 2021’. The annual national event seeks to promote the culture of innovation and increase community engagement towards designing and developing plans for the UAE as it enters a new era of excellence and prepares for the next 50 years. H.E. Eng. Ali Abdulla Bin Towaih AlSuwaidi, Director General of Ajman Free Zone, explained that the UAE Innovates 2021 was an important event to showcase the vision of the UAE’s wise leadership and promote innovation as an established ......read more

Chronograph for the Cup

To celebrate its role as Official Timekeeper, OMEGA has launched a race-ready timepiece that delivers extraordinary precision under pressure. With its new chronograph lock-system, quick-change strap and water grip pushers, the OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M America’s Cup Chronograph is a fitting tribute to the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA. Built from stainless steel, the 44 mm chronograph has a blue ceramic dial and bezel ring, which features a white enamel diving scale. To get a better handle on the watch in high swells, OMEGA has included soft-touch rubber pushers, ergonomically designed to work efficiently in the wet and stylishly picked out in red and blue. Its laser-engraved wave-pattern dial includes a ‘regatta countdown indicator ring’ in red anodized aluminium, which features an hour disc ......read more

Ericsson Report Charts Smarter Ports with 5G Private Networks

• Ericsson has released its new Connected Ports report, outlining smart use cases that can optimize port operations, create new cost reductions, increase worker safety and sustainability using private cellular technology. Get the highlights here.   Ports and shipping are vital for a well-functioning global economy. According to the World Bank, in 2019, trade represented more than 60 percent of the global gross domestic product (GDP). Data from The International Chamber of Shipping reveals that shipping plays by far the largest part in this, facilitating roughly 90 percent of the world’s trading. The ports of the world literally keep its goods flowing.   The comprehensive report, Connected Ports: A guide to making ports smarter with private cellular technology, outlines how challenges of ......read more

French Open Champion Iga Swiatek To Make Her Debut At Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

United Arab Emirates -  March 02, 2021:    Iga Swiatek stunned the tennis world in October when she swept to the French Open title in record-breaking fashion to announce her arrival as a major new star.  And she will be hoping to stage a similar run to the title when she makes her debut at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships next week. The 19 year-old overcame 2020 Australian Open winner Sofia Kenin in the final to become the first player, male or female, from Poland to win a major championship. But it was not only that which guaranteed her a place in the history books. Defeating reigning Dubai champion and world number two Simona Halep along the way, she became only the second unseeded player ever to win the title at Roland Garros. "We are thrilled to welcome Iga Swiatek to Dubai for the first ......read more

Pogačar Extends Contract With UAE Team Emirates Through to 2026

Further contract extension for recent UAE Tour Winner     United Arab Emirates -  March 02, 2021:  It was a case of double celebration for both Tadej Pogačar and the Emirati squad after the UAE Tour victory, as the young Slovenian also committed himself the team until at least 2026.   Matar Al Yabhouni, President of UAE Team Emirates said: “Tadej is our present and our future. He is a rider who was able to win the Tour de France despite his young age and still managed to handle the pressure of such a great success. He showed great poise and determination to win the UAE Tour, a race that is growing year after year and is of obvious importance to us. I am sure that we will continue to achieve important successes together going forward.”   Having clinched his first ......read more

Dubai Municipality Confiscates Huge Quantities of Tobacco and Pan Products

Dubai, 02 March 2021:  Dubai Municipality has carried out intensive campaigns on stores and warehouses that sell tobacco and its products in the emirate to verify their commitment to the approved health and safety controls and requirements.  In coordination with the Federal Customs and Tax authorities, more than 416,744 packs of cigarettes that do not conform to the approved UAE specifications and do not bear a digital tax stamp were confiscated in one of the warehouses located in the Ras Al-Khor area. In the same warehouse, more than 26 tons of banned pan products were confiscated. The inspection campaign was carried out due to the Municipality’s concern for the health and safety of the society and in pursuit of achieving the strategic public health objectives of the Emirate of Dubai and also within its control ......read more

Brazil companies close over USD 33 m busi-ness deals at the recently held Gulfood 2021

Gulfood ended 2021 with massively positive results for nearly 50 Brazilian participating companies. Dubai – March 2, 2021: The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) has announced that participants from the country closed business deals estimated at a total of USD 33.2 million at the recently concluded Gulfood 2021 in Dubai. Various pavilions of Brazil showcased at the exhibition eye prospects of reaching USD 236.7 million in the following months, according to Apex-Brasil.   Nearly 50 Brazilian companies participated in Gulffood 2021, the largest beverage and food industry event in the Middle East. The Brazilian participants present at Gulfood 2021 noticed a change in the smaller quantity and flow of people due to access and circulation restrictions as pandemic containment measures. But ......read more

GEMS Royal Dubai School Celebrates UAE National Reading Month

As the UAE’s national Reading Month gets underway, students from GEMS Royal Dubai School are taking their reading to adventurous new levels with an ‘Extreme Reading’ competition which sees them read in the most unlikely of places.     ʡ     .

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Mark March 21 on your Calendars, it's MAMA's DAY!

United Arab Emirates -  March 02, 2021:  Do you ever just ask yourself how does one properly say "thank you" to the woman who gave you everything in life? Well, you can start with a gift to show your appreciation. That'll surely delight every mom on her special day! Think about what your mom's been eyeing & talking about recently  — has she been into gardening? A new DIY project to do? Or possibly a new kitchen gadget to test? Whatever it is, our list is packed with gift ideas that'll give you the most bang for your buck!

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Best Ways to Find a Personal Trainer in Dubai

Having a well-thought-out workout routine that makes you feel proud and like you're tackling a healthy lifestyle is a goal for many. Unfortunately, for many, it remains just that, an unfulfilled goal. This, of course, doesn't need to be your case. If you've always wanted to be a fit, healthy, and active person, why not just begin? No more waiting for Mondays, the firsts of every month or New Year's Eve to start with this resolution. Simply get up and make the first move. If you're not someone who's very easily motivated, hiring a personal trainer in Dubai might be just the thing for you. Here are ways in which to approach finding one as well as some other pieces of advice that might come in handy on your journey. Do you need a personal trainer in Dubai? If you're not yet convinced that having a personal ......read more

Kamil Al-Awadhi Takes up Role at IATA

United Arab Emirates -  March 02, 2021:   The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) new Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East (AME), Kamil Al-Awadhi, took up his position today. “This is the most challenging time for air transport—in AME and around the world. The top priority is reconnecting the world when governments are able to safely re-open borders without travel restrictions. And the immediate action is supporting governments in establishing benchmarks and plans for an orderly resumption of service. The crisis has also reinforced our determination to tackle some major issues—reducing emissions, modernizing process, and reforming air traffic management.  Under my watch, IATA will continue to be a driving force for asafe, reliable and sustainable aviation ......read more

Twitter Introduces Labels for the COVID-19 Vaccine as It Continues Its Fight Against Misinformation

2,400 accounts suspended and 11.5 million challenged since Twitter launched its COVID-19 guidance   United Arab Emirates -  March 02, 2021:    As the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines expands, people continue to turn to Twitter to find the latest authoritative public health information. Continuing its efforts to remove harmful and misleading information from the platform, Twitter will now be applying labels to Tweets that may contain misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines.    Starting today, labels will appear in the account’s display language and may link to either the curated content tab and the official public health information or the Twitter Rules page. Twitter’s team will initially apply labels to content that violates Twitter’s policies. Those assessments will be ......read more