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    Crate and Barrel's Latest Outdoor Collection is This Season's Garden Must-have

    With an array of furniture in wood, metal, and wicker, this Outdoor collection allows for elegance and practicality   Dubai, UAE, 18 February 2020:   One of the UAE’s favourite furniture stores, Crate and Barrel, is welcoming the pleasant sunshine and fresh air this season with its new outdoor collection. With a focus on naturally-chic wooden furniture, sleek, stainless steel, and durable resin wicker built to last, the beautifully-crafted items are available at Crate and Barrel stores across the UAE.  Designed with powdercoat aluminium and UV-resistant wicker, resin wicker furniture is built to last and ready for any weather. Handwoven with a chunky, textural weave, the Cayman collection adds character to an outdoor space with its graceful barrel-back curves in a variety of grey-brown shades. The ......read more

    Digital Convergence of Power Management and Process Automation to Boost Oil and Gas Profitability

    This piece is co-authored by Chris Dartnell, President Oil and Gas, Industrial Automation Business at Schneider Electric and Shebin Jalal, Global Solution Architect, Oil and Gas, Industrial Automation Business at Schneider Electric    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 19, 2020:   Today, devices of all kinds across the Oil & Gas industry are equipped with intelligent sensors that gather data. Since these devices are connected, they send the data forward to a repository like the cloud, and the data is then correlated and analyzed on servers. The rapid output of that analysis enables better, faster process decisions that help cut costs and drive efficiencies. Consider the example of pump jacks in an oil field. Traditionally, oil companies would regularly schedule crew visits (every 6 months or so) to the ......read more

    FANR Issues Operating License for Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Power Plant

    - UAE is the first country in the Arab region to operate a nuclear power plant. - License issuance follows comprehensive review of Operating License Application submitted by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation on behalf of Nawah in 2015   17 February 2020, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the UAE’s independent nuclear regulator, has today issued the Operating License for Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant to the Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation’s (ENEC) subsidiary responsible for operation of the nuclear power plant located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi Emirate in the United Arab Emirates.    The Operating License, with an estimated duration of 60 years, authorizes Nawah to commission and ......read more

    Schneider Electric Adds New Features and PROFIBUS and PROFINET Compatibility to TeSys™ island Digital Load Management System

    • Application avatars set new ease-of-use standards for pump and conveyor environments.  • PROFIBUS and PROFINET protocol support now added to existing Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP compatibility for a wider range of applications. • Flexible load management now allows for autonomous operation mode.   Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced important additions to its versatile TeSys™ island digital load management system solution. When introduced, TeSys island redefined the way loads are managed and introduced unprecedented potential for efficiency in machine design, installation and service phases. TeSys island is a fully digitized and object-oriented load management system and an Industry 4.0 compliant data provider. With the availability ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Power Corporation Announces the Establishment of the Largest Independent Thermal Power Plant in the UAE

    ADPower and Marubeni Corporation form consortium to develop new 2.4GW power plant in Fujairah New power plant capacity will be able to power the equivalent of 380,000 households  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 February 2020: Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) and Japan-based Marubeni Corporation announced, today, the formation of a consortium to develop the Fujairah F3 independent power producer (IPP) project, which will be the largest independent thermal power plant in the UAE.  To mark the occasion, a ceremony was held at the headquarters of Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), where the project’s Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and Shareholders’ Agreement was signed. The ceremony was attended by Jasim Husain Thabet, CEO and Managing Director of ADPower, Yoshiaki Yokota, COO of Marubeni ......read more

    IKEA Empowers People to Rule Their Personal Space

     IKEA reveals its Life at Home survey results and launches its ‘Kings and Queens’ campaign to tackle the major privacy concerns of UAE residents   93% in the UAE regularly seek privacy to enjoy freedom from judgment and 78% say feeling physically comfortable is important to achieving privacy at home  53% agree that the size of a home doesn’t impact the privacy they can achieve  75% believe that controlling their environment is important to achieving privacy at home, which is 7% higher than the global average on this   85% say privacy is important to enable personal growth and 79% agree that privacy is important to their wellbeing     Dubai, UAE, 16 February 2020:    Each year, IKEA strives to get closer to understanding what people need from ......read more

    Spring is in the Air at West Elm

    Spring 2020 Collection now available at Middle East stores   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 13, 2020:    Renowned worldwide for their inspiring designs and affordable modernity, West Elm launches their Spring 2020 collection designed to make one’s bedroom, dining room and bath a sanctuary to relax, recharge and rejuvenate in their own comfort. The designers at West Elm travelled the world to discover the softest and most comfortable bedding from Belgian flax to GOTS-certified organic cotton in soothing colors, to taking inspiration from mother nature to create pine wood beds and other items, ensuring that each product is fair trade certified and sustainably sourced. The collection includes statement pieces that will leave lasting impressions such as the Andes Wide Bed which proudly features an ......read more

    Now at IKEA Dubai you can buy with your time. IKEA's latest innovation converts the time you spent travelling to IKEA into currency.

    • With ‘Buy With Your Time’ campaign, the time spent going to IKEA can be used to purchase products across the IKEA collection.       Dubai, UAE, 12 February 2020:   Since IKEA stores around the world tend to be located on the outskirts of the cities, people spend a lot of time travelling to their nearest store, treating it more like a destination in itself.    IKEA takes this brand loyalty seriously and in fact, the motivation for opening Dubai’s second store was so that customers living nearer to Jebel Ali would not have as far to travel for their IKEA shopping experience.    In addition to thanking their customers with a brand new store, IKEA wanted to reward them for all the time and effort they have invested over the years getting to IKEA ......read more

    Heart-Winning Accessories from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 11, 2020:   Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day with your friends, family or that someone special, create unique settings with 2XL Furniture & Home Décor. The luxe brand offers a fabulous range of products that can be creatively combined to spread the joy of love in a fun and adorable way.   Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “At 2XL we offer an elegant selection of accessories that make for great gifts as well as decorative items for stunning Valentine’s Day set-ups. Pairing classic ideas with unexpected touches can have one-of-a-kind impact. Simple yet sophisticated details, that step away from the traditional schemes, create lasting impressions. These are ideal to express your appreciation towards your loved ......read more

    Integrated Power and Process Systems Help in Improving Human Capital

    The benefits of integrated power and process systems on capital expenditure savings and on operational expenditure savings are very evident and have been acknowledged by engineering companies as well as by end users equally. Developing Human Capital Human Capital Management is defined as the process of acquiring, training, managing, retaining employees for them to contribute effectively in the processes of the organization. Developing Human Capital is central to most of oil & gas companies. Oil & gas companies roll out many initiatives for the overall development of the workforce that helps employees to keep up with the current technology as well as business and soft skills. In the past 10 years, companies have started to increase the average time and budget allocated for training per employee.  Employee training ......read more

    Crate and Barrel's Interior Design Service Helps Customers Shape the Ideal Space

    Complimentary service is available at every Dubai store       Dubai, UAE, 11 February 2020:   Minimalism. Elegance. Modernity. Whatever people could want from their space, Crate and Barrel makes it much easier to achieve with the retailer’s   Crate Design Studio service. The complimentary interior design solution invites customers of the leading home décor brand to collaborate with an expert designer and receive personalised advice as they shape the perfect living or working space together.    From finding the ideal sofa to taking on an entire room refresh, Crate and Barrel’s experts will walk customers through every element of designing a room to ensure alignment with their precise tastes. Well versed in style for business settings, designers will also ......read more

    Celebrate Valentine's Day with PAN Emirates

    PAN Emirates Home Furnishings reveals fantastic collection this valentine     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 10, 2020:   PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio, and outdoor furniture brand in the region, brings you wide valentine collection.    The store features diverse collections, including Traditional, Classic, Rustic, Country, and Victorian themes that are chosen to suit the needs and taste of their customers. PAN Emirates imports their products from countries like Turkey, Egypt, USA, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, China, Italy, Germany, and India, bringing the best quality from around the world to the region.   Shop for the best in interiors, home décor, lighting and patio-furniture at PAN Emirates Home Furnishings stores or on the PAN ......read more

    Sustainability is Not a Dirty Word in Oil and Gas Anymore – Improving Sustainability Through Digitization

    Written by: Rajesh Sharma, Global Marketing Director for the Schneider Electric Oil & Gas segment   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 09, 2020:   We are seeing a major shift in sentiment towards sustainability from the major oil & gas companies.  More and more major oil & gas producers are acknowledging climate change and that actions can be taken to change the impact on future generations.  Some of the motivation behind these shifts can be attributed to public opinion and more recently, added pressures from the investment community.   Recently a major investment institution withdrew investment funds from one of the largest O&G companies in the world stating that the O&G producer is not adequately addressing sustainability. This sends a message to oil & gas companies ......read more

    Seven Reasons you Need to Visit IKEA Jebel Ali

    Have you had a chance to visit the largest IKEA Jebel Ali store in Dubai open in Festival Plaza? If not, free up your calendars and save yourself from some serious FOMO! Spread across 35,000 square meters, the new store has never seen before features that you cannot miss.  The Swedish home furnishing giant has invested in exceptional solutions to deliver the best possible shopping experiences to its customers. We guarantee, you will spend hours in the store and not even realize where the time has gone!    Here are some of IKEA Jebel Ali’s must see features:   1. If you are visiting the store with the intention of enjoying IKEA food, then you will be in for a surprise. Adapting from the normal store culture of one main entrance and exit, IKEA Restaurant now has its own independent entrance which ......read more

    Shift in Paper Industry Landscape Presents Opportunities for Different Market Segments

    As Paperworld Middle East 2020 celebrates its 10th edition, the industry looks toward the next decade of business prospects Dubai, UAE: Manufacturers of paper products and office supplies in the Middle East will be looking to evolve their range of goods and services for the coming decade and align with a shift in demand which has been outlined by a number of emerging and lucrative market segments. This prediction comes from a 2019 paper produced by McKinsey & Company on pulp, paper and packaging. According to the report, the industry is growing (1% CAGR from 2010-18 versus 3% CAGR from 1992-2007), despite a slowdown for paper and forest-based products, with new opportunities in the manufacture of products such as tissues (3.6% CAGR), and packaging materials such as carton (1.7% CAGR) and container (2.7% CAGR) ......read more

    Schneider Electric Solar and Qbera Capital Announce a Strategic Alliance to Provide Solar Energy in Sub Saharan Africa'

    • The Qbera-Schneider Electric Solar alliance brings together the financing and technology needed to provide access to energy in Sub Saharan Africa • Improving access to energy in Sab Saharan Africa is critical for UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 7  • The first round of projects of 15 MW will be rolled out across in Mali, Ghana and Burkina Faso   February 2, 2020 – Schneider Electric Solar Spain S.A., the Spanish entity of the Schneider Electric solar business division, has entered into a strategic alliance with Qbera Capital LLP, a leading asset management & independent advisory firm, to further support solar energy growth across selected frontier & emerging markets.    The Qbera-Schneider Electric Solar alliance provides a distinctive technical and financial ......read more

    Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry Set Record for Most Number of Young Falconers

    Dubai, February 2, 2020:   Over 240 junior falconers participated in Day 1 of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the Generation) Championship for Falconry, organised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) over the weekend at Al Ruwayyah desert area.   “It was such a heart-warming sight to see young Emirati children – aged between 5 to 14 years old – participating in falconry racing. Their display of love and enthusiasm for falcons bode well for the future of this heritage sport. We see a new generation of Emiratis and we witness how they grow up into future champion falconers,” said Rashid bin Markhan, Deputy CEO of the HHC   “We are assured that the future of falconry in the country is bright. The strong participation of the junior falconers is important in achieving the ......read more

    Schneider Electric Solar and Qbera Capital Announce a Strategic Alliance to Provide Solar Energy in Sub Saharan Africa

    • The Qbera-Schneider Electric Solar alliance brings together the financing and technology needed to provide access to energy in Sub Saharan Africa • Improving access to energy in Sab Saharan Africa is critical for UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 7  • The first round of projects of 15 MW will be rolled out across in Mali, Ghana and Burkina Faso     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 01, 2020:   Schneider Electric Solar Spain S.A., the Spanish entity of the Schneider Electric solar business division, has entered into a strategic alliance with Qbera Capital LLP, a leading asset management & independent advisory firm, to further support solar energy growth across selected frontier & emerging markets.      The Qbera-Schneider Electric Solar ......read more

    Mina Rashid Selected To Be The Venue For ICOMIA World Marina Conference

    Countdown Begins for The Event, Which Will Be Held 13-15 October, Under The Theme of “Marinas Empowering Tourism and Economies” Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 January 2020: ICOMIA’s member P&O Marinas announced today that Mina Rashid will be the venue for ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations) World Marina Conference. With the main theme being “Marinas empowering tourism and economies”, ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2020, to be held from October 13 to 15, will focus on regulatory frameworks and barriers, best investment practices, changing the public perception of a marina, new technologies, as well as climate change and environment sustainability just to name a few.  The conference will connect East to West and North to South, offering the region’s young, ......read more

    Pan Emirates Celebrates a Successful Decade of Al Barsha Megastore

    • PAN Emirates Al Barsha store completes 10 successful years and is ready to flaunt a refreshed look.  • PAN Emirates invests AED 2 Million on its Al Barsha showroom spanning across 300,000 sq. Ft to bring amazing changes for better customer experience. • 10 Customers to be selected for 1000 DHS voucher each. In total vouchers worth 10,000 DHS to be gifted.  • PAN Emirates Al Barsha showroom will stay looking to reach out to residents of neighbouring localities with its distinct, affordable and stylish furnishing & decor collection.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – January 30, 2020:   PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio and outdoor furniture brand in the region, hosted a success party at  Al Barsha megastore celebrating ......read more

    60 Salukis qualify for the Finals to be held on Feb 20

    Dubai, 29 January 2020:  The qualifying rounds for the Saluki Championship concluded on Tuesday at Dubai’s Al Marmoom racetrack. A total of 60 Salukis (race hounds) have qualified for the championship rounds which will take place on February 20.   Organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), hundreds of Salukis participated in the qualifying rounds that took place for two days on January 27 and 28. The categories were divided into Professionals and Amateurs and divided into male and female Salukis, covering the race distances of 1km and 2.5 Km.   A large number of enthusiasts and spectators of the traditional sport have come to watch the races. Saluki race is one of the championships aimed at safeguarding the cultural heritage of the country and to motivate the present generation to preserve and ......read more

    2XL Furniture & Home Décor Opens 2nd Showroom in Al Ain at Al Ain Mall

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 27, 2020:   After the success of its first showroom in Al Ain, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor has announced the opening of a second showroom in the city at Al Ain Mall. It also marks 2XL’s 10th store opening in the UAE, a major milestone for the luxe brand.   Inaugurating the state-of-the-art showroom, Mr. Suood Al Sadi, General Manager of 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “We are very excited to begin 2020 with an exceptional addition to our portfolio in a prime location. Al Ain Mall, is home to world-renowned brands and top entertainment facilities and is, therefore, a strategic choice for us to increase brand visibility and serve our high-end customers closer to their residences. We look forward to welcoming both existing and new design-minded homeowners to this ......read more

    Hormann launches solid rubber high-speed doors for demanding industrial applications and harsh weather

    Dubai, UAE - January 26, 2020:  Hormann has introduced solid rubber high speed doors designed for extreme, heavy-duty applications. They are engineered for the tough conditions of heavy industry to improve productivity and ensure safety. These robust, durable doors ensure reliable door operation and a long service life even in harsh ambient conditions including high wind loads and large temperature differences. It is also equipped with 3D laser scanner, a vision field of 405 mm × 405 mm, Windbar (depending on door size), crash protection, induction loop and motion and movement detector. Darius Khanloo, managing director, Hormann Middle East & Africa, says: “Our high-performance doors are strong, fast and reliable even in the harshest conditions. The durable rubber door can withstand collisions and keep workers ......read more

    Schneider Electric included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the third year in a row

    • Based on a self-disclosure survey, the index lists 325 companies that have publicly demonstrated their commitment to equality and advancing women  in the workplace • Schneider Electric’s strong performance highlights its leadership and commitment to gender equality and to ensuring its employees have                equal opportunities everywhere    January 23, 2020 –  Schneider Electric, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has for the third year in a row been ranked in the  Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). The GEI is open to all companies, from different sectors, and with a market capitalization of more than U.S. $1 billion. Schneider Electric is one of 325 global companies, and one of 16 ......read more

    Dubai launches World Logistics Passport at Davos to boost South-South Trade

    Initiative by Customs World brings together DP World and Emirates Group to connect markets in Asia, Latin America and Africa Pilot roll-out increased trade by participants by 10 percent   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 23, 2020:   Dubai is bringing together Government leaders and heads of major corporations from Asia, Latin America and Africa for the Davos launch of the World Logistics Passport, a major initiative to boost South-South trade. The World Logistics Passport links Customs World, DP World, and Emirates Group to enhance connectivity through Dubai and, through expertise sharing and process development, directly between partner countries. A pilot project operational since July 2019 has already increased trade by participants by 10 percent. The World Logistics Passport has been designed to overcome ......read more

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    We wish you a meowy Christmas

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 23, 2019:   Looking for a new feline friend to add to your family? Come along and meet a number of spayed, neutered and fully vaccinated cats at Kittysnip’s adoption day on Friday 27th December at the Dubai Garden Centre from 11am-5pm. Kittysnip’s adoption days bring together kittens and cats from various backgrounds and circumstances including abandoned, neglected and injured cats. The Dubai-based animal welfare group is also hosting adoption days every Friday throughout January. ...read more

    Reinforcing both ICV's ranking KFS collaborates with Grandweld to build two crew boats

    Grandweld reaffirms that the “Made in the UAE” brand is able to compete and provide standards of quality and efficiency in opposition to the best global shipyards while providing exceptional after-sales services to the shipping sector in the UAE and the Arab region Dubai - UAE, 22 December 2019: Continuing to grow its business, Grandweld Shipyard, the UAE based shipyard that specializes in designing, building, and maintaining ships and boats, concluded 2019 with outstanding success, giving it a strong momentum to achieve better results in 2020. The shipyard signed an agreement ......read more

    Winter Sale! Up to 70% Discount at the Ethan Allen Winter Sale

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 22, 2019:   Upgrade your home with icons of livable luxury with an uncompromised level of craftsmanship from Ethan Allen. You can now get beautifully designed and crafted classics that become a timeless addition to your home, at unbeatable discounts from Ethan Allen’s End Year Sale with up to 70%. Until 2nd of February 2020 the discount will be on selected items for living, dining, bedrooms & accessories.    Ethan Allen is a premium American furniture brand that prides itself on creating products that are ‘easy to ......read more

    Largest IKEA Store in Dubai Now Open in Jebel Ali

    New store includes home planning projectors, self-service food ordering, a living wall and much more  First three customers were gifted iconic IKEA products like POÄNG Armchair, LÖVBACKEN Side table and IKEA 365+ cookware set keeping alive the tradition of making every IKEA store opening special Gift vouchers worth AED 1000 were also given to 25 lucky customers   United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 18th December 2019:  If you saw the pile up of cars on Sheikh Zayed Road going towards Abu Dhabi and wondered where the traffic was headed to, then you have witnessed ......read more

    PAN Emirates opens a new store in Festival Plaza Mall, Jebel Ali

    • PAN Emirates invests AED 3 Million on its new store spanning across 12,000 sq. ft. • PAN Emirates Festival Plaza Mall store is looking to reach out to residents of neighbouring localities with its distinct, affordable and stylish furnishing & decor collection.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 18, 2019:  PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio and outdoor furniture brand in the region, has launched a new store in Festival Plaza Mall. The store that was officially launched on December 18, 2019 is its 14th ......read more

    Empower Sets a Clear Vision to Keep Up with Urban Growth and Preserve Natural Resources

    Dubai, UAE; December 18, 2019:   Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, confirmed that district cooling service is one among the globally approved solutions by the UN, to help preserving the environment by efficiently saving energy and water every year. This technology plays a major role in combating climate change and water shortage resulting from population growth and changes in the systems of utilizing natural resources.. District cooling solutions help directly with urban development, being a key ......read more

    Three60 Communities saves AED 4.75 million by adopting energy efficient initiatives across portfolio

    Single mixed use community in DIFC recorded year on year savings of AED 2.4 million between January-September to make single biggest contribution Environmental footprint reduced for over 20 other communities through water and electricity consumption reduction 15 December 2019 – Three60 Communities, a subsidiary of Eltizam Asset Management Group and a leading regional provider of management services to premium residential and commercial communities, has announced year on year energy & water savings exceeding AED 4.75 million between January and September 2019, through the ......read more

    Tasneef prioritizes Emiratization to enhance UAE maritime

    The increasingly reputable classification society is bolstering its name, as well as the status of the country, by training Emiratis and enabling them to emerge as tomorrow’s industry leaders    Abu Dhabi_UAE_ 15 December 2019:   Emirates Classification Society (TASNEEF) has rapidly progressed in less than a decade to establish itself as a leading classification society in the region. Tasneef has successfully accomplished this by relentlessly prioritizing the best interest of its clients, implementing its expertise across the local maritime sector, and ......read more

    Empower Pilots the world's First unmanned District Cooling plant

    With an output capacity of 50k RT   Dubai, UAE:  15th December 2019:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced pilot operation of the world's first unmanned cooling plant at Jumeirah Village Circle in Dubai, with a total cooling capacity of 50,000 Refrigeration Tons (RT). Empower explained that the highest international standards have been maintained in the construction and building design of the new plant, as it took into account the criteria of sustainable green buildings, and ......read more

    Entertain in Style with 2XL Furniture & Home Décor

    The festive season is here, and it is time to jazz up your dining room. Be it an intimate dinner, family celebration or a grand holiday bash, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, has got you covered. The festive collection at 2XL includes superb range of luxe dining tables, gorgeous decorations, spectacular centerpieces, creative candle lights and extravagant tableware and cutlery sets.    Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “The festive season calls for opulence. You can elevate the dining experience of your guests by transforming the ......read more

    Emerson Releases New Magnetic Slurry Sensor and Transmitter Designed to Help Customers Cut Through the Noise

    Flow measurement solution helps improve product quality, reduce raw material cost and minimize waste and re-work December 11, 2019 – Emerson’s Rosemount™ MS Slurry Sensor with the Rosemount 8782 Slurry Transmitter is a slurry magnetic flow meter specifically designed for high noise and slurry applications for use in the oil and gas, mining, and pulp and paper industries. Featuring robust coils and advanced signal processing, a responsive yet stable flow signal is possible even in high noise applications. With over 25 years of experience delivering products for these ......read more

    FTA collaborates with IMO in highlighting liabilities and compensations in marine accidents

    Dr. Al Nuaimi: UAE prioritizes maritime safety and implementation of best practices when dealing with ship-based marine pollution and accidents UAE, 11 December 2019 – H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of Federal Transport Authority- Land & Maritime (FTA) led the opening of the ‘Regional Workshop on Maritime Agreements for Civil Liabilities and Compensations’ organized by the FTA in cooperation with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The workshop will run until December 12, 2019 at ......read more

    Adoption of district cooling services supports global trends to combat climate change

    Dubai, UAE, 11th December 2019:   Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, confirmed that district cooling is a key pillar in combating climate change worldwide. Countries are moving towards maintaining a sustainable environment, by adopting environmentally-friendly solutions and services, to create a better future for generations to come. This comes in line with the global approach to combat climate change.   Advantages Empower highlighted that district cooling is one of the best ......read more

    Renewable energy rises to the top of Middle East's energy agenda

    • Middle East electricity demand to triple by 2050 • More than $100bn worth of clean energy projects already in pipeline • Cost of installing photovoltaic solar in Middle East has fallen by 73 per cent since 2010   Dubai, UAE 11 December:    The Middle East’s energy and utilities sector is undergoing an unprecedented transformation, with the shift towards renewable energy and digital innovation at the heart of ambitious energy diversification programmes. As governments seek to increase energy security and maximise returns from hydrocarbon ......read more

    Empower achieves 40% Emiratisation in its senior management in 2019

    Dubai, UAE, 8th December 2019:    Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, revealed that it has achieved 40% Emiratisation in its senior management, and 33% in its middle management. Empower also highlighted that 15% of company’s 750 employees are Emiratis, out of which 48% are female Emirati employees and 52% are male Emirati employees. This supports gender balance in the work environment and attracts young Emirati talents, to work in the district cooling sector.  This comes within the ......read more

    Shop at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor and Get a Samsung TV Free

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 08, 2019:   2XL Furniture & Home Décor has launched a fabulous offer to attract shoppers this season. On purchase of AED 15000 and above, 2XL buyers get a 55-inch Samsung TV Free while enjoying a mega sale of up to 70% off on all furniture and home décor items. Customers will also get FREE 65-inch and 75-inch Samsung TV on a purchase of AED 30,001 and AED 50,001 respectively.    Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “During this time of the year a lot of people spruce up their homes in ......read more

    Pottery Barn Kids Launches the Holiday Season Collection

    Welcoming the holiday season with a festive inspiration   UAE, 8 December 2019 – The cold festive season is already marking its presence and it is just about time to explore the latest collection inspired by the holiday season at Pottery Barn Kids. Customers will be inspired with fun decorative ideas once they step into the Pottery Barn Kids stores, where they will feel the cold magic in the air encouraging them to add the holiday season vibe to their homes. The latest collections feature the gold and red shimmery accessories, green towels and smooth-styled ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal Offers New Baggage Services to Ease Transfers for Cruise Passengers

     Baggagement - International Service Provider to Operate New Services at Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal     Abu Dhabi–UAE, December 7 2019:  Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, today announced the launch of a new baggage service designed to ease transfers for cruise ship passengers.    Baggagement – an international baggage management company – has been engaged to provide its services to cruise ship passengers arriving in the UAE to join cruise ships leaving from Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal at Zayed ......read more

    ENEC Hosts Knowledge Sharing Forum Focused on Business Continuity Management

    Representatives of UAE government entities shared best practices in business continuity management discussing the value it brings to businesses     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 7 December 2019:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has hosted a Knowledge Sharing Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The forum convened representatives and delegates from a diverse range of UAE government entities. Attendees learned about latest best practice in business continuity management within the peaceful nuclear energy industry and how these best practices can be implemented across other ......read more

    Set Up Stylish Outdoor Spaces with 2XL Furniture & Home Décor

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 05, 2019:   It is time to prep up the outdoor spaces to enjoy the beautiful weather. Both design and efficiency need to be kept in mind while choosing items for outdoors. 2XL Furniture & Home Décor offers a fantastic range of products for outdoor lounging, entertaining and al fresco dining.   Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “Whether you have a large garden or a tiny balcony the right furniture and décor can turn any space into a stylish and relaxing nook. Each item must be chosen ......read more

    New Service Enables Remote Performance Monitoring of Multiphase Flow Meters for Confidence and Continuity in Shale Operations

    Emerson launches IIoT-enabled Connected Services to support multiphase flow meters in unconventional shale 04 December 2019 – Oil and gas producers have a new means of optimizing wellhead production that lowers operating costs while increasing safety, thanks to a newly launched service from Emerson that leverages cloud-based technologies to remotely monitor flow meter performance at the wellhead. The Roxar 2600 Multiphase Flow Meter Performance Monitoring service provides operators with actionable recommendations to optimize meter performance and enable proactive maintenance, ......read more

    Give a cat a loving home

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 04, 2019:   Kittysnip, a Dubai-based animal welfare group, has organised a number of pet adoption days, over the course of December, to re-home abandoned and vulnerable cats and kittens who have been found neglected or injured.   Come and meet a number of spayed, neutered and fully vaccinated cats and kittens looking for their forever home and a companion for life.  11am to 5pm every Friday, December 6, 13, 20 and 27 at Dubai Garden Centre (Sheikh Zayed Road Exit 40), Al Quoz. ...read more

    ENEC welcomes visit by senior Emiratis to headquarters in Abu Dhabi

     Group of 50 senior Emiratis from Sharjah visit ENEC’s headquarters  Senior officials  from ENEC and its subsidiaries brief senior citizens on the importance and progress of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 4 December 2019:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has hosted a visiting group of 50 senior Emiratis, members of the Sharjah Social Services Department branch in Dibba Al-Hisn, at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi. The group had previously expressed interest in learning about the UAE ......read more

    3rd Saudi Maritime Congress announced for March 2020

    December 1, 2019 – It has been announced today (December 1, 2019) that the 3rd Saudi Maritime Congress is planned for March 2020 to take place in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Held in partnership with Founding Strategic Partners, Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) and Bahri, the event will be held from 22-23 March under the patronage of Transport Ministry, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and will highlight the achievements of the Kingdom’s shipping industry. The event will provide an ideal platform for local and global industry leaders and authorities to examine the prospects for ......read more

    ENEC Releases 'Tasamoh' a Rehabilitated Green Turtle and organizes Beach Cleanup at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant

    ENEC releases a rehabilitated green turtle back into the sea at the beach next to the Barakah plant while employees conduct annual beach cleanup     Abu Dhabi, UAE - 29 November 2019:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) organized the release of a rehabilitated Green turtle back into her natural habitat in Barakah, while employees participated in a beach cleanup. The activities are a result of ENEC’s commitment to sustainability and the preservation of the UAE’s natural heritage.   Following the beach cleanup, during which employees ......read more

    Spice Up with Shades of Brown from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor

    Sharjah, UAE - November 28, 2019:  The onset of winter is the perfect time to incorporate darker, richer tones into your home. Brown infuses a space with warmth and is a great equalizer exuding timeless elegance in interiors. Mixing different textures and colours can instantly transform an area. Whether you are planning a complete makeover of your rooms or simply a touch up, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor offers a wide choice of items in brown appealing to both classic and contemporary tastes.        Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing at 2XL Furniture & Home ......read more

    With a mission to make water available everywhere, S4SUN by DAB makes its debut at the BIG 5 Dubai

    • Italian water tech major DAB presents the solar energy pumping system which can be used in regions without electricity. • DAB, present at Stand C31, Hall 1, Big 5 Dubai 2019, also showcases FX submersible pumps for lifting and movement of civil and industrial waste water.     DUBAI - November 26, 2019:   DAB Water Technology, an Italian frontrunner in the global water management industry, launched in Dubai solar energy pumping system S4SUN, which can be used in regions without electricity. DAB also launched DAB FX submersible pumps that are ......read more

    Al Dhafra residents learn about nuclear energy and Barakah plant progress at ENEC public forum

     More than 300 Al Dhafra residents and stakeholders attended ENEC’s latest public forum  Senior officials  from ENEC and operating and maintenance subsidiary Nawah delivered informative presentations and answered questions   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 26 November 2019:   More than 300 residents, students and stakeholders attended a public forum organized by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) at the Baynounah Educational Complex in Madinat Zayed, Abu Dhabi.   The forum highlighted the strategic nature and national significance of ......read more

    Luxury Wedding Gifts from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor'

    Dubai, UAE - November 26, 2019:  It is the wedding season and that means buying gifts which can be challenging! 2XL Furniture & Home Décor offers an array of gorgeous accessories and luxury decorative items that would make any couple happy. There are chic and simple products that will surprise and delight the newlyweds and would fit proudly into any home.    Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “The best wedding gifts are those that are charming as well as useful. At 2XL Furniture & Home Décor we offer beautiful household ......read more

    Innovative Solutions in Construction Industry are Key to District Cooling Energy Efficiency

    Dubai, UAE, 25th November 2019:    Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, confirmed that utilising of innovative solutions in the construction industry is one of the key factor for energy efficiency in district cooling services. This came in conjunction with The Big 5 Exhibition, the largest and most influential building and construction show in the Middle East, being held from 25 to 28 November, 2019 at Dubai World Trade Centre.  The exhibition discusses the changing economic landscape, promoting ......read more

    ENEC to host public forum in Al Dhafra Region

    ENEC CEO, H.E. Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, and senior officials to highlight the progress being made at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in preparation to commence unit 1 start-up in early 2020       Abu Dhabi, UAE - 23 November 2019:   Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) will host a public forum at the Baynounah Educational Complex in Madinat Zayed, Abu Dhabi, on Monday, 25 November, 2019.   The forum is a core component of ENEC's ongoing commitment to engage with the local community on the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program and its ......read more

    EWEC receives bids for the world's largest solar power plant project in the Al Dhafra region in Abu Dhabi

    The plant is expected to be almost double the size of EWEC’s ‘Noor Abu Dhabi’ solar plant - the current largest operational single-site Solar PV plant in the world   23 November 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   The Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) and a leading company in the integrated coordination of planning, purchasing and supply of water and electricity in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and beyond, has received bids for its 2 GW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Independent Power Producer (IPP) project, ......read more

    Ethan Allen Collaborates With Mawaheb From Beautiful People

    Dubai, UAE - November 21, 2019:  Renowned American furniture brand, Ethan Allen, has collaborated with Dubai based art studio Mawaheb from Beautiful People to create an exclusive painting which will be available for purchase, with 100% of the proceeds going towards supporting Mawaheb’s contribution to society.   The idea of the collaboration was conceived by Ethan Allen to give back to the community and feature the artwork from the studio’s inspiring artists of determination in the Ethan Allen flagship showroom located on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. The creative ......read more

    Holidays are more special with PAN Emirates

    • PAN Emirates launches holiday collection with 30 – 70 per cent discount • PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – November 19, 2019:   The season is changing, and with the advent of winter, comes the start of the festive season. At Pan Emirates, we are your partners, helping you bring joy and cheer into your home. We’ve got the right products in the right colours to ensure you feel happy and festive every time you walk into your ......read more

    Bring the world home with Maisons du Monde's globally inspired 2019 Fall Collection

    Five themes comprise the new line, available to purchase at Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif today Dubai, UAE, 19 November 2019:  The turning of the season has brought with it a globally inspired Fall 2019 collection from Maisons du Monde, the global interior décor brand founded by French creative visionary Xavier Marie. The collection is available to explore and purchase in the UAE today at Maisons du Monde’s Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif stores. The new line has been inspired by styles from around the world and offers something to suit a breadth ......read more

    Discover GROHE's latest innovations and digitally enhanced products at Dubai Design Week 2019

    Dubai, UAE, 12 November 2019:   GROHE, a leading global brand for full bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, will be present at Dubai Design Week between 11 to 16 November. Hosted at Dubai Design District, the event will see GROHE present an interactive exhibit showcasing its latest world-class innovations, including individual system solutions and digitally-enhanced products.   GROHE is aiming to reshape the sanitary industry through its latest innovations, with a focus on Shaping the Future of Water through digitized water controls and intelligent water management. ......read more

    Al Masaood's Projects & Engineering Services Division highlights its technology-driven energy solutions at ADIPEC 2019

    Abu Dhabi, November 11, 2019 - Al Masaood’s Projects & Engineering Services Division (PESD) is participating for the 21st consecutive year in the 2019 edition of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC). Taking place under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the event is set to gather over 110,000 regional and international participants. During the event that will run from November 11 to 14, 2019 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Masaood’s Projects & Engineering Services ......read more

    Emerson to feature ‘Insight through Digitalization' at ADIPEC 2019

    Improving operational performance and reducing plant downtime crucial for companies to increase throughput November 11, 2019– Emerson (NYSE: EMR) announced that it is exhibiting at ADIPEC 2019 from November 11 to 14, 2019 to showcase the latest technologies that can help companies improve their capital projects and operational performance. Themed ‘Insight through Digitalization,  Emerson’s booth will present a wide range of solutions that drive asset performance, improve safety and enhance profitability for end user operations. Emerson, through its Plantweb ......read more

    KPMG Comment: Oil and Gas sector outlook

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 11, 2019:    A slew of exciting developments are transforming the oil and gas (O&G) industry globally. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are driving a digital revolution. Organizations within the industry are focusing on extensive capital investment.   The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) which opens today brings together the very companies, decision and policy makers that shape the future of oil and gas supply across 4 days of focused business, dialogue and knowledge transfer that ......read more

    2XL Furniture & Home Décor Wins ‘Décor Retailer of the Year' Trophy at Design Middle East Awards 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 10, 2019:    2XL Furniture & Home Décor was declared the winner of the ‘Décor Retailer of the Year’ trophy at the Design Middle East Awards 2019. The sought-after award was presented in collaboration with du at a gala ceremony held at Sofitel The Palm Dubai recently and was aimed at celebrating excellence and outstanding creativity in design from across the region.    Upon receiving the coveted prize Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “We are delighted to be recognised by ......read more

    PCFC discusses wider horizons for trade and logistic services with Dubai business groups

    Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem: Government bold initiatives back trade and business sectors   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 10, 2019:   Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation confirmed that the Dubai government-led policy initiatives and investments improved growth prospects in trading partners, and preparation to host Expo 2020 are providing the bedrock for increased investment in Dubai.  In his opening speech at the 3rd Customs Consultative Council (DCCC) meeting 2019 which Dubai ......read more

    JYSK Has You Covered For The Festive Season

    Add a little Nordic flare to your home with these must-have festive pieces        Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 November 2019:  Now that we have officially plunged into the festive season there is no excuse not to get yourself down to JYSK to shop their beautiful collection for this season.  With a large selection of products and pieces to choose from you can get your hands on everything from a full size Christmas Tree, Nordic style wreaths, ornaments, candles, festive wrapping paper, unique plush toys and much more at great prices. The ......read more

    Italy's Leading Energy Innovators Calls to Create Partnerships at ADIPEC 2019

    Manufacturers of the latest design and technology solutions for the oil and gas sector will be at the upcoming oil and gas exhibition.   Dubai, UAE; 9 November 2019: Italy will be strongly represented once again during the annual Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC). Aiming to identify solutions and strategies that will shape the future of the industry, the Italian energy innovators will demonstrate its know-how at ADIPEC, taking place from 11 to 14 November 2019 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.   Over a hundred companies, 32 ......read more

    Etihad ESCO to install rooftop solar PV System at BITS Pilani Dubai Campus

    The project is set to generate an estimated 750,000 kWh energy annually for the campus 6 November 2019 - Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO), a leading energy service company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), announced the signing of an agreement with BITS Pilani Dubai Campus for the installation of a rooftop solar PV system of capacity 500 kWp. The agreement was signed by Ali Al Jassim, CEO, Etihad ESCO; Ranendra N Saha, Director, BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus; and Krishna Kumar Singh, General Manager, BITS Pilani, Dubai. Upon ......read more

    Middle East Energy Assembles High-powered Advisory Board to Chart Industry Future

    Collective comprising 21 regional experts outline key issues to be explored at global energy platform in Dubai from 3-5 March, 2020  45th edition of three-day mega event will feature 150+ high-calibre conference speakers, leveraging the UAE’s position as a leader in sustainability and technology to shape the direction of an industry in transformation   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 06, 2019:  Middle East Energy (formerly Middle East Electricity), the global energy platform, has assembled a high-powered advisory board of industry heavyweights ......read more

    Evonik Showcases Oil and Gas Portfolio at ADIPEC

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 05, 2019:    Evonik, one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, participates this month at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) held November 11-14, 2019 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC).   “We are participating at ADIPEC for the second year in a row because we believe we have many solutions that can help the regional oil and gas industry to achieve production goals more efficiently. For us, ADIPEC presents a great platform to connect with the most important regional ......read more

    DuPont Reports Third Quarter Results

    3Q19 GAAP EPS from continuing operations of $0.49; Adjusted EPS of $0.96, up 2 percent versus prior year 3Q19 GAAP Income from continuing operations of $372 million; Operating EBITDA of $1.4 billion Operating EBITDA margins improve 20 basis points versus prior year with pricing gains, disciplined cost control and benefits from portfolio actions more than offsetting softer volumes and currency pressure Reiterates full-year guidance for organic revenue of slightly down versus prior year and narrows the guidance range for pro forma adjusted EPS to $3.77 to $3.82 More than $800 million ......read more

    GROHE Icon 3D wins Best Product Design at Blueprint Awards 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 November 2019:  GROHE Icon 3D has been announced as winner of the Best Product Design at the Blueprint Awards 2019. The Blueprint Awards are revered for recognising those at the very forefront of innovation in design and architecture. GROHE was in excellent company in the competitive category, up against fellow industry heavyweights such as Gensler, Minarc and Zaha Hadid Design. The winners were announced in a ceremony at Fabric, London on 17th October.   “To have been named the winner of such a prestigious award with 14 strong contenders, ......read more

    The French Oil & Gas Industry on display at ADIPEC

     Inaugural French Award Ceremony on Day 2  44 Exhibiting Companies on the French Pavilion Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Convention Center– November 11th to 14th, 2019     United Arab Emirates : November 3, 2019:  The French pavilion, organized by Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will gather 44 companies, of which 10 are first time exhibitors, this year at ADIPEC trade show, the world's 2nd largest event in the O&G sector, from November 11 to 14, ......read more

    IKEA's Virgil Abloh Statement Pieces Now Available in the UAE

    The collection of 15 pieces consists of a range of fashion-forward homeware   United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 2 November 2019:   IKEA launch today its most hyped collaboration with world renowned creative Virgil Abloh, artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear line and founder of Milan based label Off-White. Aimed at students and home owners moving into their first home, the Swedish home furnishing retailer named the collection MARKERAD, which means ‘clear cut’ or ‘crisp’ in Swedish.  Virgil, alongside IKEA’s creative team ......read more

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