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    Thales successfully delivers the first CAPTAS-4 sonar for the US Navy

    Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC), a subsidiary of Thales, has delivered the first CAPTAS-4 sonar for the U.S. Navy's Constellation class Frigates (FFG). Prime contractor Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) awarded the contract in May 2022.This delivery demonstrates the efficiency and the expertise of Thales’ solutions and services. The CAPTAS-4 variable depth sonar (VDS) has successfully completed all the milestones in the program established with FMM. The first system is currently in the United States ready for installation on the first Constellation-class Frigate (FFG-62).   The CAPTAS-4 system, which has won several awards for its unrivalled performance in underwater warfare coalition exercises, will help the new U.S. frigates to detect, locate, classify and track increasingly stealthy submarines. The first ......read more

    Optimize Your Indoor Air Quality Anytime with LG PuriCare

    Achieve a Cleaner, Healthier Home Environment Throughout the Year Dubai, February 29, 2024 – Elevating your home's air quality is a vital step towards a healthier living environment, achievable at any point in the year with the LG PuriCare Air Purifier, 2023 edition. This cutting-edge purifier delivers an all-encompassing 360° air purification solution, ensuring your indoor spaces remain free from pollutants.   The LG PuriCare 2023 is designed to provide the ultimate clean air experience, featuring advanced air purification technologies. It includes serrated fan wings optimized to cut through air resistance and a proprietary Clean Booster that delivers purified air 24% faster to every corner of your home, extending up to 7.5 meters.   Armed with superior HEPA and deodorizing filters, the LG PuriCare ......read more

    Trina solar once again on BNEF tier 1 list for Q1 2024

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Trina Solar, a global leader in smart PV and energy storage solutions, has secured a place on the BNEF Tier 1 list once again, thanks to its strong bankability, the great reliability of its PV modules and its highly efficient 210mm n-type products. This consolidates its leadership in the PV and energy storage industry. According to the report for the first quarter of 2024, Trina Solar fully meets BNEF’s Tier 1 criteria, whose threshold is now much higher than was previously the case.   BNEF, a research organization in the field of new energy, is recognized globally for its credibility and expertise. Its more stringent criteria in the latest quarter for PV module Tier 1 recognition require a brand to have provided own-brand, own-manufacture products to six different projects, which have been ......read more

    Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Launches an Odorous Gas Monitoring Network

    Abu Dhabi, 27 February 2024: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has launched the ‘Abu Dhabi Odorous Gases Monitoring Network’ as part of a drive to improve environmental protection, reduce nuisance and improve citizens’ and residents’ quality of life. The project is aligned with the UAE’s environmental vision of sustainable development and pollution prevention. Throughout the multi-phased five-year project EAD will ensure that the project encompasses a variety of activities across all potential sources to ensure that they do not adversely impact the environment and local communities. Additionally, it will serve as a valuable tool for early detection and response to odorous gas releases, which cause public annoyance.  During this project, EAD will focus on continuously monitoring the ......read more

    Union Coop Strengthens Support for Local farmers

    Dubai-based cooperative signs MoU sighting support for local farmers in Hatta  Dubai, UAE: Union Coop recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Hatta Traders Council to bolster entrepreneurial ventures and foster commercial and investment endeavors in the Hatta region at Hatta Farming Festival, organized by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, taking place until 27 February. This collaboration aims to enhance sustainable business practices and support local farmers, aligning with Union Coop's commitment to corporate social responsibility, community service and national food security. The agreement, inked by Mr. Mohamed Al Hashemi, CEO of Union Coop, and Mana Ahmed Al Kaabi, Chairman of the Hatta Traders Council, signifies a pivotal step towards corp. social responsibility and quality assurance in ......read more

    Eaton to Showcase Cutting-Edge Sustainable Energy Solutions at LEAP 2024 in Saudi Arabia

    Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2024: Intelligent power management company, Eaton, is pleased to announce its participation in the upcoming LEAP 2024, the global tech event that brings together hundreds of thousands of attendees to discover what’s next for technology. Focusing on Energy Transition and Digitalization, Eaton aims to showcase cutting-edge sustainable technologies that pave the way for a smarter and more energy efficient future.   As Saudi Arabia strides towards renewable energy, the Kingdom has set ambitious targets, with a commitment to sourcing 50% of its power from renewable sources by 2030. Along with its plans to invest $50 billion in renewable energy projects over the next decade, Saudi Arabia demonstrates the growing importance of clean energy in the region. The aforementioned represents a remarkable ......read more

    Natuzzi Italia Unveils the Colle Sofa, a Design Collaboration with BIG Studio – Bjarke Ingels Group

    Dubai, UAE – 21 February 2024: Natuzzi Italia, the renowned Italian lifestyle brand, is thrilled to introduce the Colle Sofa, a masterpiece designed by BIG Studio – Bjarke Ingels Group, marking an innovative collaboration between Natuzzi and one of the most influential figures in contemporary design and architecture. The Colle Sofa is a pivotal piece in Natuzzi's new collection, "The Circle of Harmony – Comfortness," an exploration of comfort as a way of life, intimately linked to well-being and personal sanctuary.   Inspired by the soft and cozy style of Natuzzi's initial models, the Colle Sofa encapsulates the relaxed atmosphere of Apulia and Mediterranean life. The design, envisioned by Bjarke Ingels, founder and creative director of BIG Studio, combines contrasting materials, wrapping a ......read more

    LG IS REDEFINING LAUNDRY DAY WITH ITS NEXT-GENERATION WASHING MACHINES

    The new washer-dryer combo with TurboWash™ and 6Motion Direct Drive brings the future of laundry to the here and now Dubai, February 23, 2024 – LG Electronics (LG) is giving the gift of time with its next-generation washing machines. Designed to revolutionize the way households approach laundry, these cutting-edge washer-dryers offer a host of features aimed at saving space, time, and energy while delivering unparalleled washing performance. LG's washer and dryer all-in-one solution not only saves valuable space in the home but also eliminates the need for switching machines or hanging out clothes to dry, streamlining the laundry process like never before. And with the innovative TurboWash™ – an energy and water-efficient cycle that delivers the same washing performance of a normal, longer spin ­– cleaning clothes in just 29 ......read more

    STATEMENT BY PRINCIPALS OF THE INTER-AGENCY STANDING COMMITTEE - CIVILIANS IN GAZA IN EXTREME PERIL WHILE THE WORLD WATCHES ON: TEN REQUIREMENTS TO AVOID AN EVEN WORSE CATASTROPHE

    21 February 2024: NEW YORK/GENEVA/ROME – In the less than five months that followed the brutal 7 October attacks and the ensuing escalation, tens of thousands of Palestinians – mostly women and children – have been killed and injured in the Gaza Strip. More than three quarters of the population have been forced from their homes, many multiple times, and face severe shortages of food, water, sanitation and healthcare – the basic necessities to survive.    The health system continues to be systematically degraded, with catastrophic consequences. As of 19 February, only 12 out of 36 hospitals with inpatient capacity are still functioning, and only partially. There have been more than 370 attacks on health care in Gaza since 7 October.  Diseases are rampant. Famine is looming. Water is at a ......read more

    ELEVATE YOUR HOME ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE WITH LG SOUNDBAR SC9S

    Experience unparalleled audio quality for all your home entertainment needs Dubai, February. 22, 2024 - As we move further into 2024, LG Electronics continues to redefine home entertainment with its latest innovation, the LG Sound Bar SC9S. Offering an unmatched audio experience, this new addition is set to enhance your movie nights and gatherings at home with style, convenience, and cutting-edge technology. The LG Sound Bar SC9S, a testament to LG's superior audio engineering, is designed to complement any home entertainment setup. Whether it's for a cozy family movie night or a lively get-together, this sound bar delivers with Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and IMAX Enhanced technology, ensuring a surround sound experience that rivals any theater. Its groundbreaking Triple Up-firing Channel expands the sound range and enriches the ......read more

    LIFE'S A BREEZE WITH LG RESIDENTIAL AIR CONDITIONERS

    LG Electronics brought extra comfort to 2023 thanks to its residential air conditioning solutions with advanced cooling technologies enhancing home living Dubai, February 19, 2024 – As temperatures soared in 2023, few things offered such soothing respite from hot discomfort as a well-oiled residential air conditioner (AC), and LG Electronics (LG) delivered new, more efficient, faster-cooling tropical inverter split units to its desert climate customers. LG's commitment to creating a comfortable and energy-efficient environment is evident in its advanced AC solutions that seamlessly integrate with smart home ecosystems, allowing users to control and monitor their indoor climate remotely. That commitment is matched by a dedication to sustainability, reflected in the eco-friendly design and enhanced energy-saving ......read more

    The Department of Energy Reviews 2023 Performance Results and Reports

    Abu Dhabi, February 14 – H.E. Eng. Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE), chaired a meeting attended by several CEOs of water and electricity companies in Abu Dhabi. The meeting focused on reviewing Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Sector's performance results and reports for the year 2023, as well as discussing future plans for 2024. The meeting is part of the ongoing exchange of visits and cooperation between the DoE and its partners in Abu Dhabi, aiming to coordinate efforts, discuss development plans that enhance performance efficiency and excellence, and address all challenges related to the energy sector, ultimately leading to sustainable development in the emirate. The meeting, which was held at the DoE's headquarters in Abu Dhabi, was attended by His Excellency Eng. ......read more

    MKB Bespoke Audio unveils the Middle East's first-of-its kind Experience Centre for premium audio-visual brands and integrated solutions

    Elite UAE Customers Turn to MKB Bespoke Audio for Cutting-Edge Solutions Meeting Evolving Lifestyle and Entertainment Demands Dubai, UAE; February 10, 2024: MKB Bespoke Audio, known for delivering top-quality audio-visual solutions for home theatres, home automation, and private cinemas, has unveiled the Middle East’s first-of-its-kind Experience Centre. Catering to ultra-high net worth clients with a taste for exceptional audio-visual experiences and luxury entertainment, this centre sets a new standard in the region. MKB Bespoke Audio, headquartered in the UAE, is part of a group of companies with over 1,500 professionals across the UAE and India, with production facilities in India. Serving a clientele of over 6,000 in the UAE alone, MKB Bespoke Audio is a leader in delivering premium audio-visual ......read more

    UAE launches host-nation website for WTO's 13th Ministerial Conference

    The Ministerial Conference is the topmost decision-making body of the World Trade Organization. 164 trade ministers from countries all over the world will meet for MC13 in Abu Dhabi to build consensus on the international rules that govern global trade. Abu Dhabi, UAE – 9 January 2024: The United Arab Emirates launched a new website dedicated to the World Trade Organization’s 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) in Abu Dhabi from February 26-29, as part of its role as host country and chair. The website provides comprehensive information for delegates, government officials and stakeholders attending MC13, as well as the global trading community and journalists seeking to keep up to date with its deliberations. The website – which can be accessed at: www.WTOMC13ABUDHABI.com – highlights important trade ......read more

    EROS Introduces Its First In-House Electronics Brand Krome

    ~Krome combines affordability with top-notch quality, making it a go-to choice for economical luxury~ Dubai, February 8, 2023– EROS Group proudly introduces Krome, its in-house home appliances brand, bringing a touch of economical luxury to the UAE market. Krome, a revolutionary line of appliances, seamlessly combines cutting-edge technology with sleek design aesthetics. With over 56 years of industry expertise, EROS Group leverages its deep understanding of consumer needs to bridge the gap for UAE residents, delivering a brand that resonates with their aspirations and desires. Krome's debut lineup includes Refrigerators, Cookers, Water Dispensers, Gas Stoves, and Air Conditioners, each meticulously crafted to meet the unique demands of contemporary living. Positioned as a beacon of economical luxury, Krome offers ......read more

    Emirates Post and Qatar Post sign strategic agreement to facilitate product shipping between both countries

    Dubai, UAE, 08 February 2024: Emirates Post, the UAE's official postal services provider and the postal arm of 7X, signed a strategic partnership agreement with Qatar Postal Services Company ‘Qatar Post,’ the national postal services provider of Qatar to facilitate e-Commerce shipping operations between both countries. HE Abdulla Mohammed Alashram, Group CEO of 7X, and HE Falah bin Mohammed Al-Naemi, Chairman and Managing Director of Qatar Post, signed the agreement during a ceremony held at Qatar Post's Headquarters. In accordance with this agreement, both parties will work together to deliver goods purchased from online merchants in the UAE within Qatar, all via the Qatar Post-owned ‘CONNECTED’ platform. Emirates Post will oversee the shipping of products to Qatar Post by air, as well as provide ......read more

    UAE participates in the 11th meeting of Arab Committee of UN Experts on Geospatial Information Management

    The meeting will be held for five days, from February 4-8, 2024. Welcoming 14 delegates from Arab countries, along with officials from the United Nations, international geospatial information institutions, and some of the sector's most prominent international experts.   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 7 February 2024: The UAE, represented by the Federal Geographic Information Center (FGIC), participated in the 11th meeting of the Arab Committee of the United Nations Experts on Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM). The meeting, held in Qatar's capital, Doha, from February 4 to 8, witnessed the participation of 14 Arab delegations and various officials from the United Nations and international institutions. Additionally, a notable assembly of international experts in the field of geospatial information management was ......read more

    Asharq Discovery's new original show ‘Bassma' showcases the inspiring journeys of trailblazing Arab women

    ‘Bassma’ is one of the first original productions launched by Asharq Discovery. The series features exclusive interviews with Arab women showcasing their extraordinary achievements and the powerful impact they have had in their various fields. It offers new perspectives on Arab women, highlighting their ambitions and the challenges they have overcome. Featuring iconic women such as actress Yusra, singer Samira Saeed, the first Saudi female aerospace engineer Mishaal Ashemimry and talented Saudi designer Razan Al-Azzouni.    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 07 February 2024: Asharq Discovery, the new free-to-view Arabic-language infotainment platform in partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery, has launched a new suite of original shows, including 'Bassma'. The series showcases inspirational stories ......read more

    ADNOC DISTRIBUTION REPORTS RECORD $1 BILLION EBITDA IN 2023, DELIVERING ON A KEY CAPITAL MARKETS COMMITMENT

    Company reports Y-o-Y EBITDA growth of 4.6% in 2023, and 15.4% Y-o-Y increase in underlying EBITDA ADNOC Distribution surpasses its 2023 target of opening 25-35 new service stations by adding 41 stations to its network Fuel volumes sold in GCC countries (UAE and Saudi Arabia) rise 11.8% in 2023, while non-fuel transactions grow by 12.9% Y-o-Y Convenience store conversion rate reaches 24.7%, up from 21.7% in 2022, supporting non-fuel gross profit growth of 19.6% Y-o-Y   Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 7, 2024: ADNOC Distribution (ISIN: AEA006101017) (Symbol: ADNOCDIST), the UAE’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, which is listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), today reported robust results for 2023, recording a 4.6% year-on-year growth in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and ......read more

    International Pro Wrestling Championship 2024 to witness Indian and Pak wrestling heroes facing off

    Organised by the World Professional Wrestling Hub (WPWH), the free-to-attend championship will be staged at Shabab Al-Ahili Club marking the return of Sangram Singh to the ring following a six-year hiatus.   The championship will host five high-stakes wrestling match-ups featuring formidable opponents with international and Olympic medals from around the world. February 06, 2024: The 2024 edition of the International Pro Wrestling Championship is set to witness the most electrifying encounter in the wrestling arena between India's Sangram Singh, a two-time Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion and Pakistan's top wrestling titlist, Muhammad Saeed. The wrestling extravaganza of the year, taking place on February 24, 2024, at Shabab Al-Ahili Club in Dubai, promises a display of power, athleticism, and tactical prowess ......read more

    Creative workshops and inspiring panels in Arabic Calligraphy, Ornamentation, and Gilding

    Dubai, UAE, 6 January 2024: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) presents a series of specialised creative panels and workshops in Arabic calligraphic arts as part of the project ‘Arabic Calligraphy, Ornamentation, and Gilding Courses,’ which falls under the umbrella of the Dubai Calligraphy Biennale. Through this project, the Authority seeks to open new educational and informative avenues for emerging talent by providing a high-quality platform that encourages them to develop and refine their skills in the field of Arabic calligraphy. The initiative also aims to enable them to discover the beauty of this art form, reflecting a commitment to protecting and preserving it as an integral part of national, local, and Arab identity and heritage. The project, taking place throughout February, targets all those ......read more

    AD Ports Group and Karachi Port Trust Extend Cooperation through 25-Year Concession Agreement for Bulk and General Cargo Terminal at Karachi Port

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 03 February 2024: AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), a global leader in trade, logistics, and industry, today announced the signing of a new concession agreement for Bulk and General Cargo operations with Karachi Port Trust (KPT), the Pakistani federal government agency that oversees the operations of the Port of Karachi.    Under the terms of the 25-year concession agreement, Karachi Gateway Terminal Multipurpose Limited (KGTML), a Joint Venture between AD Ports Group, as a majority shareholder, and Kaheel Terminals, a UAE-based company, will develop, operate and manage the Bulk and General Cargo terminal berths 11-17 at Karachi Port's East Wharf, further enhancing Karachi's position as a key player in the maritime industry.   This agreement builds upon the concession ......read more

    Noatum Successfully Completes the Acquisition of Sesé Auto Logistics

    Closing of the transaction marks Noatum’s strategic leap in the European automotive logistics industry Abu Dhabi, UAE – 31 January, 2024: AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), one of the world’s premier facilitators of logistics, industry, and trade, announces that Noatum, which leads its Logistics Cluster operations, successfully closed the acquisition of 100% equity ownership of Sesé Auto Logistics, the Finished Vehicles Logistics (FVL) business of Grupo Logístico Sesé, for a total purchase consideration (Enterprise Value - EV) of EUR 81 million. The acquisition, which was approved by all relevant European regulators and closed today, solidifies Noatum's commitment to providing comprehensive solutions across the entire logistics value chain in the automotive industry. The acquisition implies a trailing ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution marked a Year of Expansion, Transformation and Continued Fuel & Retail Growth in 2023

    • Company continued network expansion and exceeded its 2023 target to open 25-35 service stations by adding 41 new stations during the year • Non-fuel retail business delivered approximately 12.9% year-on-year growth in number of transactions and hit a four-year-high convenience store conversion rate of 24.7%  • Company launched first phase of fast and super-fast electric vehicle charging points, reaching over 50 charging points across its UAE service stations network • First nine ADNOC-branded service stations were launched in Egypt in 2023 Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 31, 2024: ADNOC Distribution (ISIN: AEA006101017) (Symbol: ADNOCDIST), the UAE’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, today announced early operational results from 2023, with full financial results to be shared in February ......read more

    Tabreed Achieves Significant Energy Savings with Variable Frequency Drives in Extensive Retrofit Programme

    • Increased energy efficiency marks significant step in decarbonising operations   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 30 January 2024: Tabreed, the world’s leading district cooling company, has concluded the third phase of its ‘Tasheel’ programme – an ambitious and extensive retrofit of Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) to increase energy efficiency and assist in the decarbonisation of its operations.    Tabreed celebrated its silver jubilee in 2023 and is the Middle East’s original district cooling provider. It is, therefore, inevitable that certain plants in its ever-expanding portfolio will feature technology that has since been superseded with more energy efficient methods with lower operational and maintenance costs. While VFDs have been available for many years, ......read more

    AD Ports Group Launches "Abu Dhabi Knowledge Bridge"

    Abu Dhabi Knowledge Bridge (ADKB) is poised to empower individuals, corporates, and government departments with essential and most-demanding skills and knowledge in the region Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26 January 2023: AD Ports Group, (ADX: ADPORTS) a global leader in logistics, industry, and trade, has launched the Abu Dhabi Knowledge Bridge (ADKB), an education centre aimed at transforming corporate training and professional development across Abu Dhabi and the wider region.   ADKB's programmes of study are strategically designed to address the skills gap in the professional workforce. It offers an extensive array of training syllabi that span various industries and disciplines, with modern methodologies, encompassing practical hands-on exercises, interactive workshops, multimedia content, simulations, and capstone ......read more

    Natuzzi Italia Partners with Dubai Cares for Exclusive Event RE-THINKING RE-VIVE

    • Featuring furniture artworks designed by renowned Artists Maisoon Al Saleh and Khalid Albanna • All proceeds from the sale of the artworks will be directed to Dubai Cares   Dubai, UAE – 25 January 2024: Natuzzi Italia, a global leader in luxury furniture, is thrilled to announce its partnership with Dubai Cares, a UAE-based global philanthropic organization, for an exclusive event titled "RE-THINKING RE-VIVE," to be held on February 8, 2024, at the Natuzzi Italia Store on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. The event will showcase the reinterpretation of Natuzzi Italia's iconic Re-vive armchair by two distinguished artists from the region, Maisoon Al Saleh and Khalid Albanna.      The RE-THINKING RE-VIVE project, initiated by Natuzzi Italia in 2016, has already made waves in ......read more

    AD Ports Group's Maqta Gateway and Aqaba Development Corporation Sign Shareholders' Agreement to Digitalise Jordan's Maritime Sector through Maqta Ayla

    Agreement paves the way for Maqta Gateway's international ambitions to export its port digitalisation solutions Abu Dhabi, UAE– 25 January 2024:  Adding pace to its strategic plan of enhancing maritime and tourism in Aqaba, AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), a global leader in trade, logistics and industry, announced today the signing of the shareholders' agreement between its digital arm, Maqta Gateway, and the Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) with regards to their existing joint venture company, Maqta Ayla. Maqta Gateway will have a 51 per cent stake in Maqta Ayla, while ADC will own 49 per cent.   The joint venture company will revolutionise Aqaba's port operations by implementing a Port Community System (PCS) that leverages Maqta Gateway's expertise, also marking the first-ever export of Abu ......read more

    LG's Washer for Tumblers introduces a more Hygienic and Sustainable Lifestyle at CES 2024

    For a More Eco-Conscious Way of Living, LG mycup Makes Regular Tumbler Users’ Daily Lives Cleaner and More Convenient Dubai, Jan. 18, 2024 — LG Electronics (LG) has unveiled its innovative tumbler washer, LG mycup, at CES 2024. This unique cleaning solution features state-of-the-art technology to enhance the daily hygiene of tumbler users, while its sophisticated design embodies LG’s commitment to environmental sustainability. With the increasing number of eco-conscious consumers using tumblers, LG mycup simplifies the cleaning process and encourages the regular use of reusable cups and tumblers. This practical washer lets users clean one tumbler at a time by simply placing it inside and selecting from two cleaning courses – Quick Wash and Extra Wash – through the LG mycup app. The cleaning process is ......read more

    Abu Dhabi "Gas Safety Committee" Organizes the Third Forum for Owners and Investors

    Abu Dhabi, 17 January 2024: Abu Dhabi Gas Safety Committee organized the third forum for owners and investors, held in Al Fares Al Shahem Hall in Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi. The forum aimed to enhance cooperation and joint efforts between the Gas Safety Committee and the owners of properties, establishments, and buildings to improve the security and safety standards of liquefied petroleum gas systems to ensure the protection of lives and properties. Dr. Saif Saeed Al Qubaisi, Chairman of the Gas Safety Committee and Acting Director-General for the Regulatory Affairs Sector at the Department of Energy emphasized that the committee has begun reviewing standards and safety of gas supplies, installations, and uses throughout the Emirate to prevent gas accidents. He added that expertise houses have been tasked to inspect gas systems in ......read more

    Hamad International Airport Welcomes DHL's New Flight

    15 January 2024 Doha, Qatar: In line with its ongoing expansion strategy, Hamad International Airport (DOH) welcomes the first DHL Boeing 767-300 flight, marking a significant milestone in DHL's growth within Qatar and reinforcing the airport’s position as a regional logistics hub. The new flight, which landed at Hamad International Airport on January 12, highlights the collaborative efforts between DHL and the award-winning airport. Rooted in shared values of excellence, innovation, and customer satisfaction – this strategic partnership aligns seamlessly with the airport’s mission to facilitate global trade and connectivity – while simultaneously bolstering DHL's footprint in the region.  As Qatar’s ultimate gateway, Hamad International Airport has played a pivotal role in connecting ......read more

    Maleyat Group Expands into MENA Region with Exclusive Partnership with MCG

    The partnership aims to expand Maleyat Group's client base and introduce the innovative trading platform to the MENA region. Dubai, UAE; January 15, 2024: Maleyat Group (PTY) LTD, a leading online trading company based and regulated in South Africa, announced that it had signed an exclusive agreement with MCG Introduction Services LLC, licensed and regulated by the United Arab Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) with license number 20200000150, to introduce clients from the MENA region. Under the agreement, MCG will become the exclusive partner of Maleyat Group in the MENA region, which is responsible for introducing Maleyat's products and services to local and regional clients. This partnership will leverage MCG's deep-rooted expertise and extensive network within the MENA financial landscape to expand ......read more

    Astana Grand Mosque takes action to Reduce Energy use by Cutting Heat Consumption by 17.5%

    • Thermal heating solution provided by Danfoss expected to achieve US$55,000 annual savings • Heating system emits less CO2 emissions, fostering a more sustainable future   The Astana Grand Mosque, the biggest mosque in Central Asia, has taken a bold step in lowering CO2 emissions and fostering a more sustainable future with the installation of a new thermal heating solution from Danfoss which reduces heat consumption by 17.5%.    Global engineering group Danfoss helped to provide the Astana Grand Mosque with an energy efficient heating solution to ensure the comfort of worshipers during the harsh Kazakh winters when temperatures can reach -50 degrees Celsius.   The new thermal heating system solution emits less CO2 emissions, fostering a more sustainable future, and it is expected to ......read more

    Dyson Air Purifiers in UAE and KSA Collect most dust and Pollutants in Winter Months

    Dyson’s first Global Air Quality Connected Data project examines the indoor air quality data from more than 2.5m connected Dyson air purifiers      • When looking at PM2.5 levels (particle matter with a diameter of 2.5 microns or smaller), two-thirds of countries experienced higher annual average indoor levels compared to outdoor in 2022.  • All countries’ monthly average indoor PM2.5 levels exceeded WHO long-term exposure guidance for at least 6 months in the year • Winter saw the most indoor pollution in all geographies, with October having highest indoor pollution for UAE and KSA. • In an average 24h period, the most polluted time (PM2.5) fell between 6pm and midnight, coinciding with times when people are usually in their homes     DUBAI, United ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Gas Safety Committee and Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development Issue Circulars to Enhance Safe LPG Distribution

    • Gas Safety Committee implements stringent regulations for economic establishments. • Key circular stipulates Certificate of Conformity for Central Gas filling in Abu Dhabi buildings. • Abu Dhabi urges adherence to safety measures or face penalties; from a first-time fine of AED 3,000 to the closure of the outlet.   Abu Dhabi, 9 January 2024: The Gas Safety Committee, comprising 12 government entities under the Department of Energy, in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) has issued a series of circulars to enhance the ongoing safety of LPG use throughout Abu Dhabi.   These stipulate that all economic establishments in Abu Dhabi are required to adhere to new directives, prohibiting several actions to avoid fines or risking closure. The circulars aim to ......read more

    "New Year, New Look: The Loom Collection Unveils Modern Minimalism and Functional Elegance for 2023"

    As the new year unfolds, The Loom Collection is pleased to present a carefully curated selection of furniture that embodies the principles of modern minimalism and functional elegance. This thoughtfully chosen collection aims to uplift living spaces, offering a harmonious blend of aesthetic allure and practical functionality. In this curated assortment, each piece stands as a testament to The Loom Collection's commitment to redefine the way individuals experience and engage with their surroundings. Far more than mere furnishings, these items represent a dedication to transcending the conventional boundaries of functionality, aspiring to elevate living spaces into havens of sophisticated design and purposeful living. Modern Minimalism: Baker Sofa The Baker Sofa is the epitome of modern minimalism. Combining beauty and comfort, ......read more

    The Gas Safety Committee and Abu Dhabi Department of Municipality and Transport Set Gas Cylinder Safety Protocols for Emirate Construction Sites

    Abu Dhabi, 08 January 2024: As part of its commitment to uphold the highest environmental and health standards at construction sites and ensure fire safety, the Gas Safety Committee, in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT), has issued a circular addressing the safe use of gas cylinders at construction sites.  The Gas Safety Committee was established in response to an initiative by the Department of Energy – Abu Dhabi, to assess the safety of liquefied petroleum gas systems in buildings across the emirate. One of the committee’s aims is to ensure the safety of its supply and usage by coordinating efforts, reviewing procedures and establishing standards for gas supply and installation activities, in order to prevent gas-related accidents in the Emirate. The Committee ......read more

    AD Ports Group and Red Sea Port Authority Initial 15-Year Concession Agreement to Boost Cruise Tourism in Egypt

    Total investment of US$ 3 million over the duration of the concessions Abu Dhabi, UAE – 05 January 2024: AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), a leading facilitator of global trade, logistics, and industry today initialled a 15-year concession agreement with the Red Sea Port Authority (RSPA), to operate and manage three cruise terminals at Safaga, Hurghada, and Sharm El Sheikh ports. The agreement also encompasses the renovation of the Sharm El Sheikh terminal, with the ultimate aim of enhancing the cruise tourism experience in Egypt. A definitive concession agreement is expected to be concluded in the first quarter of 2024, subject to regulatory approvals. The concession agreement was initialled in the presence of His Excellency Lieutenant-General Eng. Kamel El Wazir, Egypt’s Minister of Transport, by Major General Mohamed ......read more

    TAQA, Vision Invest and GIC Consortium Wins Juranah Independent Strategic Water Reservoir Project in Makkah

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    A Year of Transformation: AD Ports Group Closes 2023 as a Year of Global Expansion and Enhanced Capacity

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