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Awesome Island Vacation Tips.

Checklist to having an Awesome Island Vacation Vacations are exciting. It is a time to relax and be free from all your routine stress. During vacation, you should always be prepared for any situation that is likely to occur. Hence, before going for a vacation, you should ensure to carry out some critical research. Indeed, you may have done some studies to help you book your ticket and select the right place for vacation, but there is more to planning than just booking your tickets. Confirm Rentals If you plan to rent a car while you are on vacation, it will be better to call and confirm before you arrive. It will be cool to also know the driving laws of the location of the Island. This is important because several locations have different driving laws; for example, the British Virgin Islands drive on the left side while Belize ......read more

Dubai Optical Show Vision-X 2018 kicks off with a ceremonial ribbon cutting and memorable first day full of business matchmaking & exhibition

(L-R Luca Veronesi, DOSV-X Show Director; His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre; His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority; Marilena Procaccio, Deputy Trade Commissioner of the Italian Trade Agency; Valentina Setta, Italian Consul General to Dubai; Guenter Rauer, German Consul General to Dubai) Dubai Optical Show Vision-X 2018 lived up to expectations as the region’s must -attend eyewear and eyecare industry event, as His Excellency Humaid Al Qatamicut the ribbon to officially launch Day 1 of the show, at DWTC yesterday, November 13th.  Dubai, UAE (November 13, 2018):   Following months of anticipation, Dubai Optical Show Vision-X ......read more

Zoho launches its cloud accounting software in Bahrain

Designed to help businesses in Bahrain automate accounting, invoicing, and back office operations while complying with the VAT regulation  Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:  Zoho, the leading information technology and business management software conglomerate, has launched Zoho Books, its cloud accounting software for automating business finances and helping businesses stay Value Added Tax (VAT) compliant. As businesses in Kingdom of Bahrain prepare for the VAT implementation, Zoho Books makes it easy for them to seamlessly migrate to the new tax law and stay compliant in all aspects of their business. With the experience gained from bringing out exclusive tax-specific editions for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Zoho Books is ready to extend the same opportunity to the Kingdom of Bahrain ......read more

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz honored Huawei with the First Place Prize of the King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award

Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:  King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness (RC) Award has honored Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, with the first place prize of the prestigious King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award. This announcement was made during the illustrious annual Award Gala which took place on 12th November at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh. During the event, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman recognized Huawei for its excellent sustainability practices and responsible competitiveness leadership, as well as its exceptional management capabilities and innovative social and environmental initiatives.  Launched in 2008, the King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award is the first and only award focused on ......read more

Preciosa Lighting brings Breath of Light to the Middle East

November 13, 2018 - Dubai UAE - Preciosa Lighting, the Czech lighting manufacturer, will be launching its interactive lighting experience, Breath of Light, into the MENA region at this year’s Downtown Design exhibition in D3.  With Expo 2020 just two years away, Preciosa is looking to support brands within the hospitality sector stand apart from the rest. Using innovation and technology to bring people together through light, Preciosa offers hotel brands, and owners of shared spaces, an innovative way to differentiate from their competitors and offer a unique experience to guests and visitors. The expected boost to the UAE’s hospitality and tourism sectors is already underway. In response to Expo 2020, the supply of hotel rooms in the UAE is set to increase to 41,846 hotel rooms, according to global benchmarking ......read more

Humanscale Relaunches Best-Selling Monitor Arm Lines

Simple and Intuitive, New Introductions Create More Adaptable, Personalised Workspaces November 13, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Humanscale, the leader in ergonomic tools that improve the health and comfort of work life, is proud to introduce a redesign of its best-selling line of monitor arms, M2.1, M8.1 and M10 to accommodate changes in how we work with technology today. An essential tool for smart offices, monitor arms promote healthier postures for computer users, helping to reduce neck and eye strain, while increasing usable desk surface and eliminating clutter. As the workplace continues to become more agile, with hot-desking, shared desks and co-working spaces on the rise, M2.1, M8.1 and M10 are designed to optimise the user experience with intuitive functionality, precise positioning and smooth movement – allowing computer users ......read more

FANR releases first annual report on Radiological Environmental Monitoring

The background radiation level in the UAE’s environment is very low in comparison to most other countries 13 November 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) has released its first annual report on Radiological Environmental Monitoring in the United Arab Emirates. The report establishes the baseline level of radiation either from naturally occurring or from man-made radionuclides sources in the UAE and reveals that in general the radiation dose rates are very low when compared to most other countries in the world. The report summarizes the results of the first year of FANR’s comprehensive Radiological Monitoring Program, covering January 1 – December 31, 2015. The program was established as a result of FANR’s role as the UAE’s independent nuclear ......read more

Introducing Nokia 3.1 Plus to the UAE

Going big on screen, battery life and imaging with dual rear cameras at an exceptional value   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 November 2018:   HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the Nokia 3.1 Plus, a smartphone which goes big on content experiences thanks to its 6-inch HD+ display and a weekend busting two-day battery life1. The Nokia 3.1 Plus is the most affordable Nokia smartphone with a dual-camera and is the latest device to join the Android One family, delivering the best of Google with monthly security patches. Sanmeet Singh Kochhar, General Manager - Middle East, HMD Global, said: “The Nokia 3.1 Plus is a reflection of HMD’s promise to deliver smartphones that are relevant and accessible for everyone. Following the increasing appetite for visually-led content, the Nokia ......read more

Sawalef Perfumes is now available at Mirdif City Centre

The UAE based perfumery strives to stand out in the luxury perfume industry   Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:  Sawalef Perfumes, the luxury perfume brand in the United Arab Emirates, opens its new branch in Mirdif City Centre. With opening 6 branches within just 10 months of the brand launch, Sawalef perfumes emphasizes on its presence in the United Arab Emirates with its extensive range of products that include perfumes, fragrant oils, bakhoor, muattar, agarwood and gift sets.   The new branch in Mirdif City Centre, located at the ground floor, commits to offer the mall visitors a great experience, thanks to the variety of scents that caters to men and women with different tastes in fragrances.   Ibrahim Al-Moustafa, General Manager of Sawalef Perfumes, says, “The opening of the new branch is ......read more

GCC's Education Sector anticipated to grow at a moderate pace despite challenges, says Alpen Capital report

Dubai, 13th November, 2018:   Alpen Capital announced the publication of its GCC Education Industry report. The report provides an outlook of the GCC Education industry until 2022 covering pre-primary, primary, secondary, tertiary and vocational segments across all GCC nations. The report profiles some of the prominent education providers in the region and analyses the growth drivers, trends and challenges faced by the sector.    “The GCC education sector is continuing to grow on account of a rising population coupled with the growing preference for private education. Despite a slowdown in economic growth, regional governments have continued to allocate sizeable portions of their budgets to the education sector. Development of the education sector has remained a top priority for the governments across the ......read more

Emirates Steel Showcases Oil and Gas Products at ADIPEC 2018 in Abu Dhabi

Emirates Steel has sold 215 thousand tons of heavy and medium sections for use in the oil and gas industry over the past three years   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 13 November 2018: Emirates Steel, the only integrated steel plant in the UAE and a subsidiary of the General Holding Corporation (SENAAT), is participating in the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) 2018. The event is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, from 12-15 November at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center.   During the exhibition Emirates Steel is showcasing its steel product range, which is uniquely suited to meet the requirements of the oil and gas industry. Emirates Steel’s participation in the event for the fourth consecutive year is a ......read more

Schneider Electric Highlights ADNOC's Digitization with Panorama Command Center at ADIPEC

ADNOC Integrates 100,000 Tags for Real-Time Monitoring andOptimizing Operations for 16 OpCos, with Schneider Electric and AVEVA WEF: Global Energy Digitization to Drive USD 1.6 Trillion in Value to 2025 Chris Dartnell: “2019 will be crucial for Middle East energy firms to accelerate their digital transformation and adopt the Internet of Things” ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – 13 November 2018 – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced today at ADIPEC, that it is highlighting Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)’s digitization with the innovative Panorama Command Center for real-time insights on global operations.   ADNOC, by integrating 100,000 tags from 16 different operating companies, can monitor and optimize the ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports participates in Bahrain International Air Show

Abu Dhabi Airports CEO Bryan Thompson: Abu Dhabi Airports is a Leading Example in the Airports    13th November 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports today announced its participation at the Bahrain International Air Show, held November 14 – 16 at the Sakhir Airbase, where it is set to exhibit alongside partners at the UAE national pavilion. Abu Dhabi Airports took part in the event alongside key local stakeholders.    Commenting on Abu Dhabi Airports’ participation at the Middle East’s fastest growing airshow, CEO Bryan Thompson said: “Abu Dhabi now serves as a remarkable global example in providing air transport services that meet the highest international standards. Abu Dhabi Airports’ participation in the Bahrain International Air Show comes as part of our ......read more

RAK Fun Zumbathon to mark World Diabetes Day

The event, hosted by RAK Hospital will be held on 15th November 2018, 7pm – 9pm in Marjan Island In the UAE one in five people are diabetic while another one in five are pre-diabetic November 13th, 2018; RAK Al Khaimah, UAE: In their effort to create awareness about preventing and managing Diabetes with regular physical activity and to commemorate World Diabetes Day, RAK Hospital is organizing a fun Zumbathon on 15th November 2018. The fun event will transform Marjan Island stage into a red-hot, exhilarating dance fitness explosion from 7 pm – 9 pm on that day. Hundreds of participants are expected to dance out diabetes burning about 500,000 combined calories in one session, letting the music move them down a path to wellness and diabetes management and prevention. The Latin-inspired dance workout is one of the ......read more

Tryano Launches Elemis

November 13, 2018:  Tryano, the only luxury department store in Abu Dhabi is happy to announce the launch of ELEMIS, the first one in the Middle East exclusively at Tryano. ELEMIS is the pioneering British skincare and spa brand, working with over 1,600 luxurious spas and salons, 155 lavish cruise ship spas and over 150 retail stores around the globe. It was acquired in the region by Luxuria Middle East in June 2017. The successful combination of powerful, natural ingredients, cutting-edge formulation technology and proven clinical trials has enabled ELEMIS to bring to market some of the most influential anti-ageing skincare products and professional spa therapies the beauty industry has ever seen.  In a fast-paced world, it is important to take some time and relax. ELEMIS’ customers take skincare seriously, they ......read more

Celebrated singer and songwriter Atif Aslam set to perform at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

Dubai, 13 November 2018:   Well-known singer-songwriter Atif Aslam is set to dazzle visitors when he performs as part of ongoing celebrations this month at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East. Atif, has recorded several top-charts songs, will entertain visitors in front of the stunning Rajmahal Theatre, the flagship attraction set in the heart of the park. The design draws inspiration from the royal palaces of India and creates a lavish backdrop for live shows.  Families will be able to enjoy what is set to be the biggest and most eagerly anticipated concert of the year at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai when Atif takes the stage at 8pm on Friday November 23rd. Tickets will be priced at AED49 for guests who would like to visit ......read more

Asians shine at National Creative Art Contest

Hundreds of UAE students flaunt their creativity presenting unique perspectives  17 Emiratis amongst 24 different nationalities graduate from UCMAS brain development program this year, 26,000 trained November 13th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Creativity, colour and talent were the buzz words when 145 artists competed in the 7th UC DINOART National Art Competition held at the Sheikh Rashid Auditorium, Indian High School this weekend. The 2-hour competition brought to the fore hundreds of ideas under one roof as youngsters aged 5 years to 15 years of multiple nationalities and backgrounds presented their thoughts visually. After two rigorous but creative hours of drawing, colouring and painting, 57 winners were awarded prizes across 14 categories. Winning maximum number of prizes, Asian students came out as champions ......read more

Mademoiselle Longchamp

Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:  For Winter 2018, Mademoiselle Longchamp takes an unexpected turn with new colors and three versions that are setting the mood this season. The flagship model has three sizes splashed in honey and garnet while the two original versions on the equestrian side come in suede. The first features a sophisticated khaki or terracotta saddle blanket-style quilting on a clutch and a S or M messenger bag. The second comes as a little bag or clutch with shades of plum, olive or pilot blue. The metal eyelets and the black mock croc cowhide flap give this a glam-rock touch The third is an ebony calfskin messenger bag trimmed with pretty braided red lacing. These latest additions bear the casual and chic styles that make the Mademoiselle Longchamp bag an icon of freedom-loving femininity.

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Celebrate a Month-long Festive Feast at Swissôtel Al Ghurair

Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:  Gather friends and family for the festive season and rejoice with International cuisine, traditional turkey takeaways and sing-along Christmas carols CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING Embrace the joyful start of festive season at the spectacular Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony featuring a live performance of Christmas carols, Santa’s visit with gifts for little ones, warming up the night special festive foods, gingerbread cookies, sweets and mocktails will be served. Info: 05th December, 6:30-8:30pm YASMINE LOUNGE Festive Turkey Takeaway Let our culinary team lend you a hand in preparing a wonderful festive feast for your friends and family. Order your take-away roasted turkey, serving 5 to 8 persons, with all traditional trimmings and enjoy a homely celebration.  Turkey Take away ......read more

The Ultimate Festive Guide For Little Ones

Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:  Pick the perfect winter coat this season.  Keep warm and cosy with the soft powder pink faux-fur or keep it traditional in the stylish Blue Haze coat, crafted from a rich wool blend and a warm quilted lining keeping you snug, whilst a neat. Alternatively the adorable red wool-cashmere blend overcoat to really get in the festive spirit.   (1) IL GUFO - AED990 (2) HUCKLEBONES - AED832 (3) IL GUFO - AED1,230 A collection of beautiful red dresses to celebrate our friend in the North Pole. (1) Rusty red Milano jersey Mini-me dress, the design has scalloped details on the skirt and red & gold enamel buttons.  CHLOÉ - AED655 (2) Poppy red and grey check technowool dress  IL GUFO - AED590 (3) Grey fleece dress with red flocked velvet flowers and semi-ruffles at ......read more

ADNOC signs First Hail, Ghasha and Dalma Ultra-Sour Gas Concession with Italy's Eni

25% concession share awarded to Eni in first offshore ultra-sour gas concession following SPC approval of ADNOC’s new integrated gas strategy  Concession includes Hail, Ghasha and Dalma fields that will be key contributors to UAE’s gas self-sufficiency and transition to a net gas exporter Eni will contribute 25% of the development cost of the multi-billion US dollar project; over project’s life-time substantial benefits will flow into the UAE’s economy through ADNOC’s In-Country Value program ADNOC is building on its world-leading sour gas experience that will help meet its commitment to deliver a sustainable and economic gas supply to the UAE Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 13, 2018:   The Abu Dhabi government and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) have signed the first of ......read more

Alstom delivers first Dubai metro trainset on time

Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:   Alstom, leader of the ExpoLink consortium , has delivered to the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) the first of the 50 Metropolis trainsets that will run on the city’s Red and the Green lines. The train, produced at Alstom’s site in Katowice in Poland, arrived in Dubai after being shipped from Bremerhaven Port in Germany. Alstom will conduct initial static and dynamic tests in the depot over the next few months.    In 2016, the Alstom-led ExpoLink consortium, also composed of ACCIONA and Gulermak, has signed a contract with RTA to design and build the extension of Dubai’s Red metro line and upgrade the existing line. The project, also known as Route 2020, is worth a total of €2.6 billion, and is expected to start commercial service in 2020, ......read more

Parmigiani Fleurier, new Friends of the Brand – ice-hockey superstar, Evgeniy Malkin and TV-host, Anna Kasterova

Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:  NHL superstar, three-time Stanley Cup winner and two-time world champion, not to mention best Pittsburgh Penguins forward, Evgeniy Malkin, and his wife, famous TV-presenter, Anna Kasterova, joined the prestigious club of Friends of the Brand of Parmigiani Fleurier. Evgeniy and Anna were invited to visit the watch manufacture in Fleurier, where they were able to witness the process of watchmaking with high standards of finishing for watch calibers, cases and dials. For themselves they chose models from the 2018 flagship collection – Kalpa. #71 of Penguins, Geno, preferred a watch in rose gold with a blue dial, Kalpagraphe Chronometre with COSC certification. Anna chose a truly feminine classic of the brand – Kalparisma Nova in rose gold with the small second taking the form of ......read more

Joyalukkas brings joy to hundreds around the world with gold bar giveaway this festive season

Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:  Thousands upon thousands visited Joyalukkas showrooms across the GCC, Singapore, Malaysia, UK & USA to participate in the Celebrate big winnings promotion. First draw for win upto 1000 Gold Bars across the showrooms was conducted.  The world’s favourite jeweller, Joyalukkas, is geared up to celebrate this year’s festive season with offers like never before.  All Joyalukkas showrooms across the world have been adorned with the latest collection of jewellery and the staff is being prepared to handle the festive rush.  The celebration of success is passed on to their patrons with irresistible offers. This year’s edition was made more special by the launch of an extraordinary limited-edition collection of gold and diamond jewellery.  “The response ......read more

Looking to Fund Your 2019 Vacation? Here's How!

Have you always wanted to go to the likes of Dubai, but have no idea how you are going to afford the trip of a lifetime? There are many reasons why you may be struggling to come up with the cash. Perhaps you have been hit by unemployment in recent months or drowning in so many bills that your vacation has become the last on your priority list. If you have no clue on the options of how you are going to afford your vacation in 2019, here are some top financial tips you should be considering right now as a way of funding the big trip: Set up a separate savings account One of the most sensible ways of funding your vacation would be to come with a rough budget and start a separate savings account. As you may well know, it is extremely hard not to spend money if you keep all your earnings in one account. You should aim to put away a ......read more

ADNOC and Saudi Aramco Sign Framework Agreement on Strategic Natural Gas and LNG Cooperation

ADNOC and Saudi Aramco to explore potential areas for mutual collaboration in the LNG value chain Agreement underlines ADNOC’s ambition to capitalize on the rising global LNG demand to secure greater access to key growth markets  Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 12, 2018:   The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) signed, today, a framework agreement with Saudi Aramco (Aramco) to explore potential opportunities for collaboration in the natural gas and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) sectors. The cooperation brings together two of the world’s leading energy producers from the Arabian Gulf to work together in an area of strategic importance for both companies as they seek to boost revenues from natural gas and LNG business segments. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al ......read more

Siemens opens new UAE MindSphere Application Center to boost AI and digitalization in industry

Abu Dhabi facility to co-create digital solutions for process industries including oil and gas, water and wastewater Center is already developing AI-based solutions for oil and gas Part of a US$500m investment to expand Siemens’ digital presence in region Solutions to optimize operations and increase productivity for customers Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  Siemens has opened a new MindSphere Application Center in Abu Dhabi to focus on developing digital solutions, applications and services for process industries, including oil and gas, water and wastewater. The center is the second of three to be built in the UAE, using the company’s open, cloud-based IoT operating system MindSphere to support the Middle East’s digital transformation. Encouraging closer collaboration with customers, the new center ......read more

World Tolerance Summit gears up for its first staging

12 November 2018, Dubai, UAE:   The International Institute for Tolerance is set to hold the first-ever World Tolerance Summit on November 15-16, 2018 in Dubai. WTS will be held in conjunction with UNESCO’s International Day for Tolerance. WTS is UAE’s effort to attract global leaders and promote peace and tolerance in diversity across the world. As a melting pot for over 200 nationalities, UAE seeks to lead the region in the promotion of peaceful coexistence and a tolerant society. This is also in line with the government’s vision when it announced the creation of ministerial posts for Happiness, Tolerance, and The Future.  Current UAE Minister of Tolerance and chairman of the Board of Trustees, His Highness Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, once stated that, “Tolerance is not simply enduring the ......read more

HE Abdulla Ali Bin Zayed Al-Falasi officially opens HR Summit & Expo 2018

Golden era of HR technology being held back by old, ineffective systems - experts Dubai, UAE 12 November 2018:   HE Abdulla Ali Bin Zayed Al-Falasi, Director General for the Dubai Government Human Resources Department (DGHR) today officially inaugurated the 15th edition of the HR Summit and Expo, the region’s largest gathering of human resources experts. HE Abdulla Al-Falasi said, “The UAE is dedicated to the development of human beings within organisations which is why government agencies have taken steps to develop and implement courses and training programmes to the highest of standards. “The human element is a cornerstone of societal development and the UAE is keen to provide opportunities that advance HR management. This is a crucial aspect as we enter into the fourth industrial ......read more

Hour Choice presents Coach Park Collection

Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  These timepieces from COACH's Park collection, named for the glamorous New York City street, the Park is a delicate, evening style detailed with shimmering crystals. It’s designed with removable links on the Signature Chain bracelet, offering a customizable fit. The watch has been built with mineral crystal and a quartz movement and is water resistant up to 99 feet. The Coach Park collection is priced at AED 1,015 and is available at all Rivoli stores and Hour Choice across the UAE.

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Amp up your skincare routine with The Organic Pharmacy's new corrective serums

Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  Targeted skincare products are among the biggest trends in beauty this year, as these focus on specific concerns according to your skin type and can be used alongside your conventional skincare routine to make it more effective. Known for its endeavour to use the purest natural and organic plants, sourced from nature to create highly effective skincare solutions, The Organic Pharmacy has just released four corrective serums in higher concentration of pure ingredients that can sink into the skin deeper and work on a cellular level to keep your skin refreshed and revived.   The new Corrective Serums represent a new generation of organic beauty, combining powerful plant actives with highly advanced, cutting-edge scientific expertise to bring effective, high tech results that are gentle on both ......read more

Jaguar F-Type Rally Cars Celebrate 70 Years of Sports Car Heritage

 Jaguar creates two F-TYPE Convertible rally cars to continue its celebration of  70 years of Jaguar sports cars With design cues from F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition, the 300PS 2.0-litre rally cars feature bespoke FIA-spec modifications  One-off rally cars pay homage to the Jaguar XK 120, introduced in 1948, which itself achieved competition success in the RAC, Tulip and Alpine rallies Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 November 2018:   Jaguar has developed two F-TYPE Convertible rally cars, with design cues from the F-TYPE Chequered Flag Limited Edition, to continue its celebration of 70 years of sports car heritage since the XK 120 was revealed in 1948.   The one-off F-TYPE rally cars also pay homage to the legendary Jaguar XK 120 registered ‘NUB 120’ which, in the early ......read more

IAHV Rehabilitation and training program provide trauma relief to 14,000 refugees

Emirati Woman spreading peace and happiness amongst war victims and refugees of the region November 12th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Over 14,000 war refugees living in Jordan and Lebanon have found new lease to happiness and hope through recently-concluded training programs conducting by the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) and its sister organization The Art of Living. The Project which started in 2016 aims to reach out to another 4000 vulnerable, at-risk and high potential Iraqi and Syrian refugees by mid of next year, accomplishing the task of providing relief to a almost 18,000 people on completion. Focused towards war victims, youth, women and children, the tailor-made programs comprised numerous workshops in the region to help people cope with trauma of war, loss of lives and possessions and of being ......read more

Mubadala Petroleum to acquire an interest in the Nour Concession in Egypt

Abu Dhabi, 12 November 2018:    Mubadala Petroleum announces that it has agreed with Eni to purchase a 20 percent participating interest from Eni’s share in the Nour North Sinai Offshore Area (”Nour”) concession, an offshore exploration block in Egypt. Eni is the operator of the concession through its subsidiary, IEOC. In the concession, which is in participation with Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), Eni holds an 85 percent interest in partnership with Tharwa Petroleum Company, which holds a 15 percent interest.  The completion of the transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain customary conditions, including receiving approvals from the relevant Egyptian Government authorities. This transaction would mark Mubadala Petroleum’s second acquisition in Egypt. The company ......read more

Samsung Galaxy Watch Offers a Holistic Health Experience

Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  The first step toward achieving any fitness goal is believing that you can. We all envy friends who, despite hectic schedules, never miss a day at the gym or stop talking about the next marathon. The good news is we all have the potential to become fitness-obsessed - with a variety of inputs both in and outside of the gym. To help you stay on top of your health goals, Samsung Galaxy Watch features advanced wellness capabilities and fitness tracking along with a long-lasting battery.  Fitness is best achieved following our intuition, respecting our goals, and pursuing what we genuinely enjoy. With a new stress management tracker, Galaxy Watch tracks your heart rate, and provides breathing exercises to help users stay focused. In addition, the Galaxy Watch’s advanced sleep tracking ......read more

ADNOC CEO Says Oil and Gas Industry a Critical Enabler of Economic Growth in 4th Industrial Age in ADIPEC Keynote Address

ADNOC CEO defines central mission of the industry as ‘Oil and Gas 4.0’ – how technology and energy are converging to deliver a step-change in global development ADNOC CEO outlines strategic SPC AED 486 billion capex program and expansion of oil and gas production capacity that will maximize the value of Abu Dhabi’s resources and support growing energy demand Artificial intelligence and big data key pillars of ADNOC’s drive to create more value across its operations ADNOC CEO says recent track record of success only the start of a new era for ADNOC  Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 12, 2018:   The global oil and gas will be a critical enabler of economic growth in the 4th Industrial Age, according to His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Group CEO of ......read more

World Tolerance Summit details unveiled

WTS 2018 held on November 15 and 16 under patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid  It brings together more than 1, 500 government leaders and peacebuilding ambassadors Two-day event includes panel discussions and workshops involving speakers and thought leaders WTS mainly aims to formulate strategies that help create violence-free society Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  The International Institute for Tolerance will organize the World Tolerance Summit (WTS 2018) under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, at Armani Hotel, Dubai, on November 15 and 16, coinciding with the International Day for Tolerance. Themed “Prospering From Pluralism: Embracing Diversity through Innovation and Collaboration”, the ......read more

Tashkeel to present a panorama of innovative UAE design at Dubai Design Week 2018

The worldwide debut of the latest limited-edition pieces by four emerging UAE designers for The Tanween Collection will be exhibited at Downtown Editions Design + Making UAE delves into the process and practice of product creation in the UAE through Tashkeel with a range of workshops and talks for emerging practitioners of product and graphic design at Dubai Design District – Building 10 Voices of Design to present 12 works by 11 UAE-based emerging practitioners from Tanween and the Van Cleef & Arpels Middle East Emergent Designer Prize at Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  Design pieces of past and present participants of Tashkeel’s design initiatives will be showcased in a programme of exhibitions, workshops and talks across three locations during Dubai Design Week next ......read more

Rove Hotels & Mariska Nell present the Sustainability Corner during Downtown Design

Rove  Hotels  collaborate  with  Dubai-based  environmental  artist and  champion, Mariska  Nell  to  present  a  Sustainability  Corner  as  part  of  Downtown Design,  from  November  13th to  16th.  The installation  will  feature  her  upcycled  works,  some  of  which  have  been  created  using plastic bottles  collected  as  part of  Rove’s  ‘Check-in  with  Plastic;  Check-out  with  Dinner’promotion.   Dubai,  UAE  (November  12,  2018):  In  an  effort  to  utilise  design  as  an  effective  platform  ......read more

Why Use Managed Print Services?

By Carro Ford, Content Marketing Strategist, Xerox   Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  From enterprise to small business, use of managed print services has caught on, but not everyone has had the same experience. If you’ve only had an average managed print services experience, you might wonder what a good MPS engagement should look like.    What Does a Good MPS Offering Look Like?   If you’ve yet to engage with a managed print services (MPS) provider, you may be wondering what to look for. Equally, if you’ve had a bad experience with a partner, you may be wondering what qualities they were missing.   What Every Business Wants from Managed Print Services   Printers and scanning devices still play a major role in businesses of all sizes.   Whether ......read more

Middle East Organic & Natural Products Expo 2018 to Have Over 220 International and Local Exhibitors in Dubai

16th edition of the exhibition set to conduct workshops, panel discussions and a special conference on Traditional, Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (TCAM) Expected visitor turn out sets the pace for several new product launches at the exhibition Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 12, 2018:    The Middle East Organic & Natural Products Expo 2018 is returning to Dubai Convention & Exhibition Centre on November 18-20. It is set to bring the best of organic food and beverage, beauty and wellness, health and nutrition products as well as alternative medicines and therapy. This year, the exhibition has doubled in size and has over 220 exhibitors from 55 countries and 12 major country pavilions. Global Links Exhibitions the organizers have now added an in-depth day-long conference on Traditional, ......read more

Beach Soccer x Huawei : This year has seen some extraordinary performances

Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  Building on its long standing collaboration with Dubai Sports Council, Huawei was the presenting partner of the Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup 2018 for the second year running. This year has seen some extraordinary performances and team efforts, reflecting a lot of Huawei’s principles, such connecting and empowering communities and celebrating speed and power. Huawei is proud to support Dubai Sports Council mission to make Dubai a pioneer in sporting excellence by developing and modernizing sporting operations and services. Huawei sees it has a role to play in supporting Dubai Sports Council achieve its goals with a shared passion for the pursuit of excellence, as could be seen in its latest smartphone, the HUAWEI MATE 20 series, also known as the King of Smartphones! Please find ......read more

Certina DS PH200M collection

Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  Certina has always enjoyed getting to the bottom of things, not just in terms of precision and durability, but also where ocean research is concerned. In its latest creation, the Swiss watch brand is reviving a historical model that is just as current today as it ever was. The DS PH200M represents a seamless continuation of its predecessor's timeless design, combining it with a high-performance automatic movement of the latest generation. In 2018, Certina showcases the new edition of this classic. Its stainless steel case with a diameter of 42.8 mm is fitted with a black unidirectional graduated bezel. It surrounds a black dial that contrasts perfectly with the Super-LumiNova-coated hands and indices, even in darkness DS PH200M collection is priced at AED 2,670 and is available at all ......read more

Emirates launches special fares to over 20 global destinations

Plan ahead and enjoy competitive fares for UAE National Day holiday weekend Dubai, UAE – 12 November, 2018:   Emirates is offering special fares in the UAE to over 20 global destinations in its network. Passengers can now take advantage of the upcoming UAE National Day long weekend and plan a short holiday getaway, or visit family and friends back home, within Emirates’ vast network. The offer applies to bookings made today until 22nd November 2018 for travel until 31st July 2019. Economy Class passengers can enjoy fares to Colombo starting at AED 1,495, London starting at 2,665, Seychelles starting at AED 2,935, Cape Town starting at AED 3,635, Bangkok starting at AED 2,305, Beirut starting at AED 1,065 and Milan starting at AED 3,005. Business Class passengers can enjoy fares to Colombo starting at AED ......read more

Audi Middle East Announce Third Audi Innovation Award

Third Winner of the Audi Innovation Award to be announced on 13th November at 3pm at Design Week in the Audi Innovation Hub The Audi Innovation Hub is a space designed by Riyad Joucka, founder – MEAN* (Middle East Architecture Network) and will be the base for Audi Innovation Talks during Dubai Design Week Konrad Troeger, Senior Lighting Designer from Audi AG attending Design Week and to give Innovation Talk  Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  The Audi Innovation Award is now in its third year and has consistently grown in status and popularity since its inception in 2016. The first of its kind in the Middle East, the Audi Innovation Award seeks to empower local designers and inspire the region with innovative creations that can improve the way we live. It is an annual competition open to anyone residing in the ......read more

Kate Hudson Named Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme

Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  Golden Globe winning actress, author and entrepreneur Kate Hudson was today appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The Romebased humanitarian agency provides food assistance to more than 90 million people in more than 80 countries.   Hudson’s appointment as a WFP Goodwill Ambassador will be celebrated during a special ceremony hosted by Michael Kors on 7 November in Los Angeles, California.  With a career spanning more than 25 years, Kate Hudson is a role model both on and off-screen. She has championed WFP’s mission since 2015 when she first joined Michael Kors’ Watch Hunger Stop campaign. She has lent her talents to advocate for the global fight against hunger through this campaign that raises funds for WFP’s ......read more

Rustle Up Memories at Taste, Le Meridien Al Aqah

Celebrate Loy Krathong at Fujairah’s famous beach resort with a special cooking class   Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:  Located on a 230m stretch of pristine beach of U.A.E’s East Coast Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort is renowned among tourists and families for offering a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean and the mighty Hajar mountains. Boasting of a wide selection of food & beverages, Le Meridien Al Aqah is home to 4 leading F&B outlets that are among the top 10 on TripAdvisor.    Continuing with #AlAqahFlavors, where the resort celebrated the auspicious occasion of Diwali last month at its Indian restaurant - Swaad, this November, its authentic Thai restaurant, Taste, will continue the celebration by ushering in the Thai festival of light – known in Thai culture as Loy Krathong. ......read more

Global Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Leaders Discuss Evolving Energy Landscape and Opportunities Created by the 4th Industrial Age

ADNOC hosts 26 of the world’s leading oil, gas and petrochemicals executives to discuss future growth trends at Abu Dhabi CEO Roundtable High-level attendance underlines Abu Dhabi’s position at the center of the conversation shaping the future of the oil and gas industry Role of artificial intelligence, predictive data and analytics and blockchain technologies in helping meet world’s growing demand for energy at centre of conversation Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 11, 2018:   Twenty-six of the world’s leading oil and gas sector leaders gathered in Abu Dhabi, today, for a high-level industry forum focused on the evolving dynamics of the energy landscape and the opportunities for hydrocarbon produced energy to support global growth – today and in the future.  His Highness Sheikh ......read more

The Geo-Graham Orrery Tourbillon presents a galaxy you can reach out and wear Geo-Graham Orrery Tourbillon

Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:  Time and space fuse in the latest complication from Graham. Inspired by George Graham’s invention of the first Orrery in 1713, this precious limited edition of eight harmoniously marries horology and universe. Sealing the union are genuine, carved elements of Mars and the Moon.   These turn the fascination of a cosmos usually out of reach, into a wonder that can be captured. Proudly representing their namesakes in each watch, these materials enable celestial bodies to get in touch with their earthly side. The heart and soul of the piece is a manual Orrery tourbillon exclusively crafted for Graham by Christophe Claret, evolved from the 2013 Graham anniversary edition. Rooted in the age of enlightenment three centuries ago, this horological masterpiece incorporates a 300-year calendar ......read more

Add a festive sparkle to your eyes with Palladio Beauty

Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:  The holiday season is here and with it come many reasons for your excitement levels to rise.   It’s that time of the year that in addition to enjoying the season’s beautiful weather, dressing up for fabulous festive parties and taking part in the joy of giving, ladies look forward to extra-special makeovers to add to the glamour.  The season provides the perfect reason to take bold risks that you normally wouldn’t when it comes to your make-up. So, if you are looking to go all out for the holiday parties this year with just your eyes, go with Palladio Beauty’s fabulous collection of eye make-up that’s enriched with botanicals & vitamins! Palladio Everyday Glam Pro Eyeshadow Palette (AED 149) Make every day special this season with this dazzling ......read more