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Why the United Arab Emirates is a Must-Visit Destination for Motorsports Fans

Throughout the past decade, the number of tourists visiting the United Arab Emirates has continued to rise. According to data from Statista, the country recorded international tourism figures of approximately 21 million people in 2017, which was 6.9 million more than in 2012. There are numerous reasons why the UAE is becoming a go-to holiday destination among globe-trotting travelers. Aside from the rich architectural history, entertainment possibilities, and shopping opportunities, the region boasts an action-packed motorsports pedigree.    Since its early days, the country’s motorsport scene has reached new, unprecedented heights. As such, it is an ideal location for thrill-seeking tourists to visit. So, let's take a look at some of the UAE’s most immersive offerings for racing fans.  Dubai 24H ......read more

Don't miss the last Ladies' Nights of 2020 at CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi

Reach new heights at CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi’s last Ladies’ Nights of the year 25, November 2020, Abu Dhabi:  CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s ultimate indoor adventure hub, is providing female guests with the opportunity to reach new heights with the last few Ladies’ Nights of the year, taking place on Wednesday November 25, December 09, and December 19. The sessions will take place from 5:30PM-9:00PM. Ladies are invited to test their limits and perfect their skills for the last three Ladies’ Nights session, with female flyers as young as three years old allowed to skydive, in addition to female climbers as young as four years welcome to conquer their climb at the award-winning adventure hub.   During the exciting evening sessions, guests are reassured that CLYMB Abu Dhabi’s ......read more

The Anti-Smoking International Alliance in London Re-elects its Emirati President

United Arab Emirates -  November 25, 2020:   The Anti-Smoking International Alliance in London announced the re-election of Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani from the United Arab Emirates as President of the Alliance for the third time respectively. Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani was unanimously re-elected in light of the efforts he has put into achieving the objectives set for the Alliance during the past year. Moreover, and during the annual meeting which was held virtually in light of the current circumstances, the members of the Board of Trustees expressed their pride in the results the Anti-Smoking International Alliance in London has achieved through the Alliance’s initiatives that aim to raise awareness on the dangers of smoking in all its forms, and the significant impact it has on the health of individuals and ......read more

Karl Lagerfeld Introduces a New Style in the Fall-Winter 2020 Eyewear Collection

ICONS OF AN ICON   United Arab Emirates -  November 25, 2020:    The ICONS OF AN ICON product story continues with the introduction of a new frame in the Fall/Winter 2020 collection, inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’s signature style and sophisticated attitude. This unique edition reinterprets the iconic eyewear shape favored by Mr. Lagerfeld to show off with his iconic all black outfits.

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HONOR Celebrates White Friday with Affordable Offers to Upgrade Smart Devices

HONOR Celebrating with Flash Sale Across Inventory    DUBAI, November 25, – 2020:   This White Friday, HONOR is celebrating with sales of its latest intelligent devices. From smartphones to wearables and everything in between consumers can take advantage and level-up their intelligent network of Products for the winter season. Packed with innovative features and long battery life, these smart devices are sure to provide enhanced solutions for today’s digital lifestyles.    True Wireless Earbuds: Premium Sound Quality  With 24-hour long battery life, the HONOR CHOICE True Wireless Earbuds delivers a frictionless and superb listening experience with music playback for up to six hours. It can also support up to four hours of phone calls and keep connected day and night. Equipped ......read more

ENEC Recognizes Stakeholder Commitment During Virtual Forum

- Attendees updated on the ongoing progress at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant  - Case studies demonstrated strong collaboration between entities to ensure highest international safety and quality are met amidst COVID-19 challenges.   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 25 November 2020: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) hosted a virtual Stakeholder Forum, bringing together stakeholders from a diverse range of UAE organizations to celebrate joint success of their ongoing collaboration, as well as providing the latest progress updates on the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant.   The event is an integral component of ENEC’s efforts to recognize the significant and diverse contributions of its stakeholders, ranging from key government entities and regulatory authorities to media organizations and academic ......read more

Strides Ahead: How 5G Will Become the New Frontier of Sports

Kevin Murphy, Vice President and Head of Ericsson Levant Countries and Global Customer Unit Ooredoo Sports fans are a passionate breed and whether they’re at the match or on their couches, they demand the full experience. For fans, and athletes alike, leading technologies enrich the sporting experience, bringing people closer to the action, and creating new immersive ways to showcase the commitment, excitement, and teamwork of sports.  The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a growth in digital experiences which may become permanent. The increase in virtual events is raising the bar for the quality and design of the experience, with audiences becoming increasingly sophisticated, demanding a more social, innovative and engaging event. To transform the digital experience for fans, players and support staff alike, three main ......read more

Rare Case of Bowel Obstruction, Treated Laparoscopically at Aster Hospital in Qusais, Allows Patient to Recover Within a Week

• Meckel’s diverticulum is an uncommon cause of intestinal obstruction in adult life which is found in only 1-3% of the general population  • Rarely Meckel's diverticulum is complicated by a mesodiverticular band, which can lead to intestinal obstruction and gangrene of the gut. This abnormality is associated with high mortality.  At Aster Hospital in Qusais, the patient was treated laparoscopically which ensured better and faster recovery   Dubai, UAE, 25 November, 2020: A 49-year-old, east-Asian, male patient with no history of abdominal surgery, was presented at Aster Hospital, Qusais with unbearable abdominal pain, vomiting and a swollen abdomen. He was diagnosed with a rare case of a small intestine bowel obstruction which if left untreated would have caused major complications. The ......read more

Paymentology to Help Reshape the $5.4 Trillion Digital Payments Industry

Global contactless, non-cash, debit card, credit card, mobile and digital transactions are expected to cross more than US$100 trillion in 2019, including US$77 trillion cross-border interbank transactions through SWIFT  Dubai, UAE, November 25, 2020  News Highlights: 1.    The global digital payments market is expected to grow from $3.88 trillion in 2019 to about $5.43 trillion in 2020, according to a report by Research and Markets;  2.    In 2019, non-bank online payment platforms in China processed RMB250 trillion, nearly US$35 trillion, according to the People’s Bank of China (PBOC);  3.    E-commerce sales revenue in the MENA region is forecast to grow at 16.9 percent CAGR to 2021 to reach US$48.8 billion in 2021, according to Deloitte.  4.    Global ......read more

Last Chance to avail Carrefour Friday's Unparalleled Discounts Across UAE

Dubai, UAE 25 November 2020:  Carrefour, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in UAE, continues to offer unbeatable prices on the most sought-after items on 2020 holiday wish lists with “Carrefour Friday” offers, available until 5 December.  With only a few days left to shop the greatest deals, “Carrefour Friday” is offering customers the opportunity to purchase a range of quality items and products at discounted prices through exceptional promotions — including buy-one-get-one free deals and discounts up to 70 per cent. Shoppers will also be treated to a three-day super sale across all categories, including groceries, electronics, home appliances, and health and beauty products.  Customers can avail the Carrefour Friday offers both on and in stores across UAE. Additionally, ......read more

Discover Your Perfect Shade of Beige this Autumn/ Winter from Emilia-Romagna

United Arab Emirates -  November 25, 2020:   The Fall/Winter 2020 runways were awash with every shade of brown and beige; ranging from chocolate, caramel and coffee. The 14 fashion brands from the ‘Italian fashion towards Dubai’ initiative have this style category well covered with a beautiful selection including leather trousers, knitwear, warm winter coats and accessories. Available in many different shades, so every woman can find the colour that works best for her.  

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Sheraa Sets the Stage for Global Experts and Influential Changemakers at 4th Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival

• Bodour Al Qasimi: There is a need now more than ever to develop a new entrepreneurial culture that harnesses socially driven ideas to create high-impact, scalable solutions • The 5-day virtual festival has been made free-to-attend for all as a show of solidarity amid Covid-19      Sharjah, November 25, 2020:  Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) is bringing together globally-renowned experts, entrepreneurs, ecosystem leaders and influential changemakers for the 4th annual edition of the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival (SEF), which goes fully online this year to enlighten and inspire young changemakers passionate about solving challenges and leaving their mark as the world rebuilds post-Covid societies and economies.   For the first time in its history, Sheraa’s annual ......read more

Al Maya Launches British Week in Dubai

Opening the Al Maya British Week, Inaugurated by International Trade Minister Hon’ Ranil Jayawardena United Arab Emirates -  November 25, 2020:   Al Maya Supermarket launches new products from independent British food and drink companies today. A showcase of the best of British products will run in-store from 25 November – 9 December with support from the UK’s Department for International Trade and Santander UK. Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director of Al Maya Group welcomed Hon. Ranil Jayawardena, Minister for International Trade… and H.E. Mr. Simon Penney, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for the Middle East, to the launch event. Opening the Al Maya British Week, International Trade Minister Hon. Ranil Jayawardena inaugurated the event and said: “This government stands ready ......read more

Deep Losses Continue Into 2021

- View the Economic Performance of the Airline Industry Report - View the Outlook for Air Transport and the Airline Industry presentation - View the Industry Statistics Fact sheet   United Arab Emirates -  November 25, 2020:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a revised outlook for airline industry performance in 2020 and 2021. Deep industry losses will continue into 2021, even though performance is expected to improve over the period of the forecast.  • A net loss of $118.5 billion is expected for 2020 (deeper than the $84.3 billion forecast in June). • A net loss of $38.7 billion is expected in 2021 (deeper than the $15.8 billion forecast in June). Performance factors in 2021 will show improvements on 2020; and the second half of 2021 is expected to see ......read more

IATA AGM Calls for Governments to Support Safe and Sustainable Industry Restart

United Arab Emirates -  November 25, 2020:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously approved a resolution re-confirming the airlines’ unwavering commitment to safely and sustainably re-connect the planet. The resolution called on governments to:   • Ensure the industry’s viability with continued financial and regulatory support, • Aid the industry in reaching its 2050 goal of cutting emissions to half of 2005 levels while exploring pathways to net zero carbon emissions through economic stimulus investments in commercializing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), • Work with airlines to ensure safety standards and critical skills are maintained both during the crisis and in the subsequent re-start and scale-up of ......read more

Ministry of Economy develops strategic plan & initiatives to strengthen UAE's anti-money laundering efforts

Anti-Money Laundering Department established within Ministry’s new structure Abu Dhabi, 24 November 2020: The Ministry of Economy (MoE) announced the development of a strategic plan and initiatives within the framework of its role in supporting the efforts to combat money laundering practices in the country. MoE is the authority entrusted by the UAE Cabinet with the supervision of designated non-financial businesses and professions sector at the national level and commercial free zones with regard to countering money laundering. The Ministry had recently established a specialized department called the ‘Anti-Money Laundering Department’ within its structure to follow up and implement its strategic plan, create awareness, and to regulate all activities listed under the business sector and specific non-financial ......read more

UAE Businesses Urged to Follow WHO Legionella Guidelines To Avoid Health Risks

Culligan says cost cutting is bringing reduction in testing as more businesses turn waster systems back on   Dubai, UAE, 24 November, 2020: UAE businesses are being urged by water experts to observe World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on Legionella and avoid cost cutting in order to prevent health risks. Water treatment specialists Culligan Middle East have questioned the level of business and domestic water hygiene safeguards as the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions sees more hotels, offices and malls reopening across the Gulf region. The company fears health issues arising when water systems left idle for months are reinstated, without proper testing backed up by safety plans being put in place in line with WHO recommendations on prevention of Legionella. “WHO guidelines identify water safety ......read more

Al Masaood TBA and Total Marketing Middle East ink strategic new distributorship agreement to better serve customers with expanded presence

Abu Dhabi, November 24, 2020 - Al Masaood Tyres, Batteries and Accessories (TBA) Division, part of Al Masaood Group - a privately held and highly diversified conglomerate based in Abu Dhabi, has revealed the signing of a strategic new distributorship agreement with Total Marketing Middle East (TMME),  a leading lubricant company in the GCC region and an affiliate of Total, a global energy major. The agreement was signed between Salah Adib, General Manager, Al Masaood TBA and Karine Singh, Managing Director, Total Marketing Middle East, in the presence of representatives from both companies. Under the terms of the new partnership, Al Masaood TBA will serve as an official distributor of Total branded lubricants in the Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. The newly signed agreement proves to be very timely and strategic with both parties combining ......read more

Registrations Now Open for the 3rd Edition of the Dubai Festival City Santa Run

The fun run takes place on Friday, 11th December 2020 2.5km and 5km route options available Best 5 dressed Santa prizes including festive goodies wrapped for Christmas day   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 November 2020: Hundreds of Santa’s running along Dubai Festival City’s Marsa Creek is definitely something to share in, as online registration for this year’s Dubai Festival City Santa Run is officially open.  Hosted by Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated destination, Dubai Festival City, and organized by Race ME in association with the Dubai Sports Council, the third edition of the fun run will take place on Friday 11th December, while adhering to the hygiene and safety measures.  Open for all ages and abilities and covering two distances of 2.5km and 5km, ......read more

Nawah Celebrates Graduation of First UAE Nationals from Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Management Certification Program

24 November 2020 – Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the Joint Venture nuclear operations and maintenance subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), recently celebrated the graduation of the first UAE National leaders from its Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Management Certification program. Nawah has designed the program to develop UAE National leaders in managing the specific technology utilized at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, the cornerstone of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program. Eng. Ali Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of Nawah, and Paul Harden, Chief Nuclear Officer of Nawah, led the first session in early 2020 at Nawah’s Training Center in Abu Dhabi, prior to continuing the program virtually as part of ENEC and its ......read more

AquaChemie Breaks Ground on $40 M Petrochemical Terminal at Jebel Ali Port

• Strategic project will boost petrochemical trade between manufacturers and end-users across the Middle East and globally   • Specialized Petrochemicals terminal to have a total capacity of 40,000 CBM   • 20,000 sqm facility will be operational by early Q2 2022   • $400 Million revenue targeted in the next 7 years, with over 100 employees on board   • Matt MacDonald is responsible for design, engineering and project management   • Global Petrochemicals market size is around $480 billion, growing at a CAGR of 5%     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 23, 2020: AquaChemie Middle East - a leading chemical sales and services company and part of the UAE-based AquaChemie Group - today broke ground on its strategic, world-class ......read more

Steps Forward for Testing to Reopen Borders Without Quarantine

United Arab Emirates -  November 24, 2020:    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the publication of the Manual on Testing and Cross Border Risk Management Measures by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). This document provides governments a risk-based assessment tool for using testing programs that could alleviate quarantine requirements.  It is a critical output produced by the ICAO Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Aviation (CAPSCA). CAPSCA brings together the expertise of states, public health authorities (World Health Organization/WHO, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) and industry experts (IATA, Airports Council International, International ......read more

IATA Travel Pass Key to Reopening Borders Safely

United Arab Emirates -  November 23, 2020:    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it is in the final development phase of the IATA Travel Pass, a digital health pass that will support the safe reopening of borders.  Governments are beginning to use testing as a means of limiting the risks of COVID-19 importation when re-opening their borders to travelers without quarantine measures. IATA Travel Pass will manage and verify the secure flow of necessary testing or vaccine information among governments, airlines, laboratories and travelers.   IATA is calling for systematic COVID-19 testing of all international travelers and the information flow infrastructure needed to enable this must support: • Governments with the means to verify the authenticity of tests and the ......read more

Persil Rewards Aspiring Abaya Designers With Scholarships

Call to join Abaytik Stylik design competition, deadline of submission on Nov 29 Dubai, United Arab Emirates; November 24, 2020:  Persil Abaya, the leading abaya wash detergent in the GCC manufactured by Henkel, has announced Nov 29 as the deadline for its abaya design competition, part of the women empowerment campaign titled Abaytik Stylik (Your Abaya, Your Style).  Those who are interested to join must submit their original abaya design sketches on https://advocacy2.typeform.com/to/OtNNildC. Candidates will go through several stages of the competition including an online coaching session where they will receive tips from fashion design and style experts in the region such as abaya designer Amal Murad.  Selected winners - who will be chosen according to their creativity, originality and overall design aptitude ......read more

MBRU-LED Genetic Study Reveals Crucial Insights Into Make-up of MRSA Superbug

Collaborative study with researchers from across the UAE reports previously unknown MRSA strains in the Gulf region MBRU – “Continuing surveillance and responsible use of antibiotics are crucial in combatting the rise and spread of superbugs” Dubai, November 24,  2020:  Researchers from Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) led a study identifying and analyzing specific strains of the potentially deadly “superbug” Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.  MRSA strains are responsible for many difficult-to-treat bacterial infections in humans because they are resistant to several antibiotics. Therefore, infections caused by MRSA are associated with treatment failures resulting in complications, ......read more

Samsung Invites UAE Consumers to Experience the All New Air Dresser at Galeries Lafayette

Consumers are welcome to explore the product and find out precisely how the Air Dresser refreshes styles and revolutionizes laundry  Dubai, UAE – November 23 2020 - Samsung Gulf Electronics is inviting consumers to an immersive experiential showcasing of its next-generation Air Dresser at Galeries Lafayette, Dubai Mall, on 25 and 26 November. The brand is determined to provide as many people as possible with the opportunity to explore the product up close and personal. Attendees will learn about the Air Dresser’s benefits from a Samsung product expert and witness how the product refreshes personal style.  Available in the UAE through select Samsung brand shops and Samsung e-store, the innovative home appliance is a breath of fresh air in clothing care and keeps every item clean, smooth, and wrinkle-free – ......read more

Preliminary Camel Race for the National Day Camel Marathon kick-off on Friday, 27 Nov

Dubai, November 23, 2020:  The first preliminary camel race prior to the sixth edition of the National Day Camel Marathon, will be held next Friday, 27th of November, in Dubai’s Al Marmoom racetrack. The race, organized by the Hamadan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), is one of two races introduced by the Center last season.  Each preliminary camel race comprises of two matches. The first, showing debut this season, is dedicated to participants 29 years of age and below. The second match is for participants above the age of 30.   For her part, Souad Ibrahim Darwish, Director of Championships at HHC said, “Owing to the success reaped in last season’s prep camel races and the demand by Emirati youth, we have introduced a new match to the two races covering another age group (below 29 years) ......read more

Empower attends UN Meetings on Energy and Environment

Dubai, UAE, 23 November 2020:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, participates in a series of sessions on the sidelines of the twelfth Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the 32nd Meeting of the Parties (MOP 32) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the Ozone Layer , being held during November 23-27, 2020, through virtual platforms in the context of Covid-19 pandemic. Empower has also participated in the Annual Partners Call of the global project of United Nations Environment Program, the ‘District Energy in Cities Initiative’ (DES Initiative). The session was held in the beginning of this month over digital platform.  Empower is one of the key ......read more

UAE Anthem Campaign to Unite the Country in Build Up to 49th National Day

•         Those who call the UAE home are invited to record their own performances of the UAE national anthem •         Website and social media launched for people to submit recordings Abu Dhabi, November 23, 2020: The UAE community will unite in harmony as they lend their voices to a unique performance of the UAE National Anthem for the 49th UAE National Day. The Organising Committee of the Official 49th National Day Celebration is seeking to bring people together by inviting them to record their own vocal performances of the anthem, in a campaign titled “Eishy Bilady” – the first two words of the UAE’s National Anthem in Arabic, which means ‘long live our country’. A dedicated page on the celebration’s official website ......read more

Invesco Analysis Shows Investors Using Futures for Gold Exposure May Be Overpaying

• Gold exchange traded commodity (ETC) products offer lower cost exposure to gold versus futures • The recent pandemic has caused a series of unprecedented events for the gold market • ETFs make more sense for long-term investors because of cost predictability   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 November 2020:  A recent analysis by Invesco shows that investors that have opted to gain exposure to gold through futures may have paid significantly more in terms of costs in 2020 versus those that have used Exchange Traded Commodity (ETCs) products. The February ’21 gold future, which will soon be the next active contract, has been trading at about $10 per ounce premium (51bps) versus spot gold. According to Invesco’s analysis, while not as expensive as previous rolls this year, this still ......read more

Trina Solar Renews the Global Brand for Its Tracker Business

United Arab Emirates -  November 23, 2020:  Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, today announced the renewal of its global brand for tracker business, as well as integrate and upgrade its business system and channels, so as to make full use of and strengthen Trina Solar's brand influence and bring better service and more added value to global customers. In May 2018, Trina Solar acquired a 51% stake in Nclave, a well-known Spanish tracking solution provider with the remaining 49% stake acquired in July this year. After the acquisition, Nclave became a wholly owned subsidiary of Trina Solar marking the first successful merger and acquisition of an overseas tracker company by a Chinese photovoltaic company. As ......read more

Millions of Lung Cancer Patients See Gene Therapy and Immunotherapy Medical Innovations as a Lifeline

Lung cancer is the most common and deadliest type of cancer if untreated, says expert from American hospital Cleveland Clinic   United Arab Emirates -  November 23, 2020:   Millions of lung cancer patients could leverage medical advancements in gene targeted therapy and immunotherapy to treat the disease and extend their lives, says an expert at a top American hospital, Cleveland Clinic, marking November’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Khaled Hassan, of the Hematology and Medical Oncology Department at Cleveland Clinic, said: “While lung cancer is the most common and deadliest type of cancer, it’s not necessarily a death sentence and could be treated as a chronic disease. Medical innovations in gene targeted therapy and immunotherapy treatments can extend the five-year survival rate to 23 ......read more

Al Tayer Motors Wins Ford Trucks' Champions Award 2019

UAE dealership reports strong nine months with more than 50 per cent sales increase in 2020 Dubai, November 23, 2020:   Al Tayer Motors, the official Ford Trucks importer-dealer in the United Arab Emirates, has won the Champions Award 2019 from Ford Trucks’ dealers in 44 countries worldwide for its overall performance. The accolade win comes even as Al Tayer Motors records a strong nine months for its trucks business in 2020 with a growth of more than 50 per cent in the first nine months of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. The dealership delivered a solid performance with major wins in the established Construction and Waste Management segments with major inroads into the Transportation, Cargo and Logistics segments. “The Champions Award is granted only if there is great success in all aspects ......read more

3 Day Super Sale Offers Up to 90 Percent Off Big Name Brands

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 November 2020:  Massive savings are just around the corner with the highly anticipated return of the 3 Day Super Sale (3DSS). The final 2020 edition of the bi-annual mega promotion will take place from 26 to 28 November, with residents and visitors enjoying reductions of up to 90 per cent off a wide selection of lifestyle, beauty, fashion, electronics and more items across the city’s malls and shopping centres.   Held over the final weekend of the Dubai Fitness Challenge, big name brands as well as homegrown retailers are participating in the super sale, which will see prices tumble at over 1,500 outlets and stores. During this final 3DSS of 2020, all of the city’s stores, malls and shopping destinations will strictly adhere to all precautionary measures to ensure the health ......read more

2nd Edition of the Legislative Week kicks off with extensive discussions on Legislative Viability through Agility

With the attendance of 74 Dubai Government Entities UAE, 22 November 2020: The 2nd edition of the Legislative Week, held virtually by the General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC), kicked off today (Sunday, November 22, 2020) under the theme, ‘Legislative Agility for Achieving Viability’. High-level representatives of 74 local government entities attended the virtual event to discuss the future of the legislative process in preparation for the next 50 years, ushering a new era of development and progress for the UAE. The Legislative Week has attracted legal professionals and experts working across various government entities, being an important strategic platform to exchange their success stories and best industry practices. The virtual event is aimed at exploring the future ......read more

Brazilian Coffee Week kicks off in UAE

November 22, 2020- The Embassy of Brazil in Abu Dhabi, in partnership with the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (APEX-Brasil), kicked off the Brazilian Coffee Week at the Dubai Coffee Museum. The exhibition, which reflects the steadily expanding coffee trade between the country and the Arab region, will run until November 26, 2020 in collaboration with Easternmen & Co, Coffee Planet, Nativo.ae, Millen Trading FZE, Ally Coffee and Emirati Coffee. For the event, a coffee station has been set up at the Museum to feature a UAE-based company importing and distributing Brazilian coffee in the Emirates. Another major highlight of the opening day was Brazilian chef Fernando Lima attending the show and preparing for the visitors some famous Brazilian delicacies, including ......read more

National Geographic Premieres Virus Hunters: A Chilling Chronicle of the Heroic Experts on the Front Lines to Stop the Next Deadly Pandemic

Premiering on National Geographic Channel on November 26 at 9PM UAE/ 8PM KSA TIME      Dubai, UAE – November 22, 2020:  With the world gripped by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, it’s not easy to think about what could be next. But those on the front lines of science know the worst could be still to come. So, what can we do to head off the next contagion before it’s too late? Around the world, researchers are racing to prevent disaster, and their efforts represent the most critical scientific mission of a generation.    VIRUS HUNTERS premieres on National Geographic Channel on November 26 at 9PM UAE/ 8PM KSA.   With deadly new viruses on the rise and happening more frequently in recent years, National Geographic’s VIRUS HUNTERS will reveal the raw and chilling ......read more

Philips World COPD Day Survey Reveals Global Shifts in Awareness and Action Surrounding Respiratory Health

Survey confirms COVID-19 pandemic impacted ability of COPD patients and informal caregivers to receive and administer care, but brought increased awareness to the disease Dubai, United Arab Emirates – November 22, 2020:  Royal Philips , a global leader in health technology, today announced findings from its first ever World COPD Day survey ahead of the awareness day on November 18. Philips surveyed more than 4,000 adults across Asia and the U.S. to gather insights on global awareness of respiratory conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced overall perceptions of respiratory health. Responses show that while action to improve respiratory health is on the rise, significant differences exist between the COPD and non-COPD populations in how they seek care. ......read more

What You Don't See

United Arab Emirates -  November 22, 2020:    Through these images we invite the viewer to discover what lies behind a Purificacion Garcia bag or accessory once it has been created and sent to our stores.    The process doesn't end once the article is in our warehouse. Before it reaches our customers, it needs to come to life through images which will then become its letter of introduction on social media and our website.   Each bag and accessory is analysed, discussed and the inspiration behind each one defined, so that the end result transmits a concept that fits perfectly within the whole collection. In this way, the 360º bag needs to convey flexibility and movement, or the Homenaje Trenzado must stand out for its colour and the texture of its leather.   It is a journey ......read more

Emiratis Al Hassani and Al Zeyoudi Bag Men's Honours at Al Marmoom Dune Run

Organised by Dubai Sports Council, the Dune Run is a big hit among participants   United Arab Emirates -  November 22, 2020:    The UAE’s Mohammed Al Hassani and Hamad Al Zeyoudi topped the men’s podium in the Elite and Open divisions of the 5km Al Marmoom Dune Run, which saw more than 250 participants representing many different countries challenge their limits in the desert. One of the first event of its kind, Al Marmoom Dune Run was organised by Dubai Sports Council in cooperation with Dubai Municipality and FittGROUPME inside the magnificent Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve, which is the largest project of its kind in the world with more than 40 hectares of pristine shrub land that is home to 204 species of native birds, 158 species of migratory birds and many other endangered species, as ......read more

DHA Approves Saliva for COVID-19 Testing in Children

• Move comes after large research study by MBRU and DHA showed saliva to be an effective alternative to the nasal swab for PCR testing of COVID-19 in children. • The move aims to provide convenience and ease to children who need a COVID-19 test. • The decision highlights how data and evidence can help develop public health policies and improve practice to provide high quality care to the community.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 November 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) facilities and DHA COVID-19 screening centers have now adopted saliva testing for children aged 3 to 16 years.   The research-driven and evidence-based move comes after a joint study headed by MBRU and DHA highlighted the diagnostic accuracy for COVID-19 saliva testing in children.   The move will ensure a ......read more

Sanctuary Refined: New Lincoln Nautilus Brings Serene Design, Elevated Technology to Midsize SUV Category

⮚ Building on the momentum of Lincoln SUVs, the new 2021 Nautilus arrives with a new interior that exudes a sense of calm and signature technologies that elevate the midsize luxury SUV   ⮚ Elegant and polished horizontal lines and modern color themes create the serene interior design that clients love in the Lincoln Navigator, Aviator and Corsair   ⮚ Nautilus debuts more intuitive features including the new SYNC® 4 system and a 13.2-inch screen, offering new levels of simplicity, connectivity and personalization to clients for the effortless experience they expect   United Arab Emirates -  November 22, 2020:    In a world filled with noise and distraction, Lincoln introduces the new Nautilus showcasing the brand’s signature design, elevated technology and a ......read more

Trade Bank of Iraq Hosts Dialogue with Private Banks Association on Achieving Economic Growth

United Arab Emirates -  November 22, 2020:   The Trade Bank of Iraqi (TBI) in partnership with the Private Banks Association of Iraq held a dialogue session on the national bonds issued by Iraq's Ministry of Finance.   The session aimed to keep pace with the reforms being undertaken by the Iraqi government, to advance the economic reality to achieve sustainable financial stability. The session also seeks to attain macroeconomic reforms and to provide essential services.   During the session, several important topics were discussed, including the method for offering financial bonds with attractive interest to attract individual and institutional investors both within and outside the traditional markets.   The session also explored with the prospect of offering these bonds in the Iraqi Dinar and US ......read more

Devika Bulchandani Named CEO of Ogilvy North America & Global Chairwoman of Advertising

November 22, 2020 — Ogilvy announced today that Devika Bulchandani has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy North America and Global Chairwoman of Advertising. Devika will be responsible for driving all aspects of Ogilvy’s core business across the United States and Canada which spans Advertising, Brand & Content, Public Relations & Influence, Experience, Growth & Innovation, and Health. She will also support Ogilvy's advertising business across the global network.     Andy Main, Global CEO for Ogilvy said: “Dev is a leader with relentless drive, a sharp understanding of our clients’ rapidly evolving needs, and an undeniable track record of using creativity as a catalyst for growth. With Dev leading our teams across North America, I’m confident that Ogilvy will be ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award Reveals its 2020 Longlists for ‘Development of Nations' and ‘Literary and Art Criticism' Categories

The Award announces longlists featuring 18 selected works from seven Arab Countries for its 15th edition      Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 22 November 2020: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) longlists in the ‘Contribution to the Development of Nations’ and ‘Literary and Art Criticism’ categories for the Award’s 15th edition (2020-2021), which collectively received 461 submissions from various Arab countries.    This year, the ‘Development of Nations’ category received 262 submissions, representing 11 percent of all submissions across the categories. Eight titles have been selected for the longlist from six Arab countries, namely the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Launches a New Stand-alone Laboratory Facility

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 22, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched a new stand-alone laboratory, which provides several state-of-the-art diagnostic services. It is the only facility in Dubai and the Northern Emirates to provide testing for Tuberculosis (TB) and legionella.  Previously it was located in Rashid Hospital and now the stand-alone lab that is located in Satwa has expanded in its capacity and services. It offers a plethora of modern diagnostic services including molecular diagnostic services for detection of TB and legionella.  The lab falls under the DHA’s Microbiology and Infection Control unit in the Pathology Laboratory Department and provides centralized diagnostic services for Mycobacteria (TB) and Legionella detection service for all health facilities in Dubai. ......read more

UK Ambassador to the UAE Receives Latest Update on Covid-19 Vaccine From SEHA

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. November 21, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest public healthcare network, hosted Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the UAE, His Excellency Patrick Moody, to share the latest developments surrounding the success of the third phase of the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. British Ambassador Moody was accompanied by Pippa Russo, Life Sciences Advisor, and Finola Hegarty, Healthcare Advisor and welcomed by Dr. Marwan Al Kaabi, Acting Group Chief Operations Officer, SEHA and Dr. Nawal Ahmed Mohamed Al-Kaabi, Chief Medical Officer at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, UAE Principal Investigator for Phase III Trials COVID-19 Vaccine, and Chairperson of the National COVID-19 Clinical Management Committee. The delegation received a briefing on the processes for conducting ......read more

DaburCares provides Hand Sanitizers to Disadvantaged Communities with the Support of SmartLife and Royati Family Society

Started in March this year, DaburCares initiative has helped 20,000 individuals and families so far Dubai, UAE; November 21, 2020:  DaburCares initiative by Dabur International continues to protect disadvantaged communities with provision of hand sanitizers and care packs. In the latest phase of the programme, more than 5000 individuals and families in the UAE were provided Dermoviva hand sanitizers, to keep themselves and their loved ones safe from the ongoing pandemic.  This was accomplished through a joint initiative with Royati Family Society and SmartLife. Products were distributed through Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) and Royati Family Society.  Nisha Ganapathy, Senior Product Manager, Dabur International, said: “We sincerely thank SmartLife and Royati for ......read more

Say Yes to Rejuvenated Skin with Filorga's Anti-Ageing Skincare Regimen

**A skincare trio designed to mimic the effects of aesthetic medicine for a spectacular rejuvenating action**     For women who want to look the way they feel, FILORGA has developed a revolutionary youth-coaching cosmetic program.  Drawing from many years of anti-ageing research and expertise, Filorga’s treatment programs promise to treat all issues of devitalized skin with supreme core formulas such as Intensive Repairing Factors, an all-inclusive formula in the Global-Repair range, that treats all signs of ageing including wrinkles, saggy skin, pigmentation, dull complexion for nourished and rejuvenated skin, and Plasmatic Lifting Factors in the Lift-Range that visibly tightens the features, plumps the skin and sculpts the face.  A genuine feat of formulation, these complexes combine the best ......read more

The Department of Municipalities and Transport and Modon Announce Details of the Redevelopment plans in Mina Zayed

• Transformative plans include a considered upgrade of designated areas    • Existing shops and markets will remain open to public throughout the redevelopment period    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 19 November 2020:  The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) and Modon Properties (Modon) today announced details of the comprehensive renovation plan for designated areas of the historic Mina Zayed area.  In line with Abu Dhabi government's vision for the urban development of the emirate, the plans include a complete overhaul of the existing souks, including the fish market and plant souk, and the addition of a new seasonal market.   The Mina Zayed Wharf is being redeveloped as part of an overall plan to revitalize designated areas in order to elevate Mina Zayed’s ......read more