Middle East sustains its position as a top global trading partner
The region records highest export growth in 2016 and 2017;
Dubai, UAE, 11 December 2017: The Middle East remains the world’s most important trading partner in the region despite a fall in oil prices, according to a report by World Trade Organisation (WTO). The report stated that the Middle Eastern countries recorded exports of US$ 765.8 billion and imports of US$ 665.2 billion in 2016. The region recorded the highest exports growth (+4 per cent), given its thriving air transport sector, tourism and IT services not only in 2016, but also 2017.
“The Middle East has been exporting for years and has witnessed the most aggressive growth in recent years. The region has not only outperformed its past records, but also set new ......read more
Under Patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum & During Transport Arabia Excellence Awards Organized by Dubai Airports
Ali Bin Beyat: “Our aim is to always be the leader in the industry following in the footsteps of our nation’s leadership that taught us to always aim to be number one.”
10 December 2017, Dubai - Allied Transport (ATC), the largest Emirati transportation & logistics solutions company in the UAE and region, was awarded “Most Innovative & Regulated Road Feeder Services of the Year” during the Transport Arabia Excellence Awards ceremony organized by Dubai Airports. ATC won the award for offering the best-regulated road feeder service solutions with the most efficient deployment of appropriate strategies, integration in the air cargo supply ......read more
More than 30,000 delegates and attendees from up to 175 countries are expected to visit Abu Dhabi for WFES 2018
Events including Solar Expo, Energy Efficiency Expo and Energy Storage and Batteries Expo will showcase innovative solutions
WFES 2018 will also include the Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX), which aims to match the world’s top “cleantech” entrepreneurs with investors to encourage technology that makes products and services more sustainable
10 December 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The World Future Energy Summit (WFES), the top global event for advancing renewable energy and clean technology, will return to Abu Dhabi from 15-18 January 2018. Part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), the eleventh WFES will showcase and discuss solutions and innovations that will transform how energy is ......read more
Regional pioneers bestowed posthumous honors for extraordinary contributions to petrochemicals industry
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 November 2017 – The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) honored pioneers of the chemicals and petrochemicals industry in the Arabian Gulf posthumously at the first-ever GPCA Legacy Award “Al-Rowad” (ÇáÑøæÇÏ) ceremony.
Families of the late Dr. Ghazi Al-Gosaibi (1940 – 2010), Yousuf Al-Shirawi (1927 – 2004) and Abdulbaqi Al-Nouri (1929 – 2010), who have been recognized as Arabian Gulf Chemical Pioneers, collected the awards from Yousef Al-Benyan, Chairman of GPCA, CEO and Vice-Chairman of SABIC, at a ceremony held on 28 November 2017, as part of the 12th Annual GPCA Forum.
Rania and Shermeen Al Shirawi, daughters of the late Yousuf ......read more
IRENA’s 14th Council Meeting Begins in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 29 November 2017: More than 350 government representatives from 115 countries — including Ministers and high-level officials — gathered today in Abu Dhabi to attend the 14th Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). At the outset of the meeting, the Council re-elected China as Chair of the meeting and Colombia as Vice-Chair.
The Council of IRENA meets twice annually to facilitate cooperation among Members, oversee implementation of the IRENA Work Programme and complete substantive preparations for the Agency’s annual Assembly, which takes place in January, at the outset of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.
“We will promote a revolution in energy production and consumption, and build an energy sector ......read more
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources delivers inaugural address, urges industry-wide transformation and value creation
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2017 – The inaugural address at the 12th Annual GPCA Forum was delivered by H.E. Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia, who called for the industry to embrace rapid changes within the global energy landscape as an opportunity.
The Forum is taking place between 27-29 November 2017 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, under the theme ‘the chemical industry in transformation: a new journey begins’. Introducing the Forum was Yousef Al-Benyan, Vice Chairman and CEO, SABIC and Chairman, GPCA, who delivered the opening welcome address. His Excellency Suhail Al Mazrouei, ......read more
At Big 5 Dubai 2017 DAB launches the world’s best energy-efficient water management solutions for urban development
Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2017: November 28, 2017: DAB Water Technology, an Italian frontrunner in the global water management industry, brings to Dubai a selection of wide line-up, focusing on those products that are of particular interest for the Middle East. The company’s presence at the Big 5 Dubai, taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre from November 26 to 29, is aimed at confirming DAB Pumps as a strong partner for the professionals of the sector, and emphasise its important role in its markets of reference, also for this area.
At the Big 5 Dubai 2017, DAB showcases the jewels in the crown of its range, among which are e.syline, the water pressurisation range, and D.Connect, a technology ......read more
The UAE chemical industry has the highest contribution among all GCC states, accounting for 52% of manufacturing revenue
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2017 : Data released in a new report by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) has highlighted the role of the chemical industry in diversifying the regional economy and accelerating non-oil economic growth. According to the report, in 2016 the GCC chemical industry contributed around $43.8 billion to the GCC economy, equal to almost one third of manufacturing value added and 29% of manufacturing revenue.
The UAE chemical industry’s contribution was the highest among all GCC states, accounting for 52% of manufacturing revenue. Off the back of significant investments over the past decade, the UAE almost doubled its ......read more
Dubai, November 27, 2017: Milano, a company having a decade of experience in design, production and distribution of sanitary ware and faucets in the global market under Danube Group is glad to announce its participation at one of the biggest and most credible construction show – The Big5. The show is from 26th until 29th November 2017 at World Trade Centre, Dubai. Milano stand is located in Hall No 3 A131 and RASHID A191. Adding more glitters to the event Milano launched and showcased an exciting array of products under its portfolio.
This year, Danube is placing a special emphasis on –
MILANO WATER HEATERS - With an Italian elegance and global presence Milano has been the first water heater to receive both EQM & GC MARK certificates offering a state-of-the-art product whose technology not only includes ......read more
Capacity building effort led by Masdar part of the ADFD-funded US$50 million UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund
Next workshop planned before IRENA General Assembly at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018
Abu Dhabi, UAE: 26 November 2017: The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) has launched a two-year renewable energy training programme for Pacific Island countries financed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid. The training is being led by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company.
The capacity-building initiative falls within the framework of the ADFD-funded US$50 million UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund (UAE-PPF). Masdar developed and is now managing the training programme in collaboration with delivery ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 26, 2017: 2XL, the leading luxury furniture and home décor brand in the UAE, displayed the top five winning designs of its ‘I Love UAE’ National Day design competition at an event held at its Jumeirah store to honour the winners.
2XL received over 200 entries from various universities for the competition. Top three winners received gift vouchers worth AED 10,000, AED 5,000 and AED 3,000, respectively, while two other highly commended entries received AED 1,000 each.
The winners are:
Ayesha Mansool, Amity University
Maimuna Rashid, Amity University
Mirna Nasser, Ajman University
Laian Khalid, Sharjah University
Lena King, American University of Dubai
All students were asked to use the theme ‘I love UAE’ and design a 2XL ......read more
Canadian pipeline disruption sends WTI crude to a two-year high
Copper is being supported by a mining strikes in Peru and Chile
Gold gets a boost from a dovish FOMC and a stronger yen
Opec meeting on November 30 to determine the direction of oil
By Ole Hansen
A pipeline disruption is sending WTI crude oil to a two-year high, strike action in South America is supporting copper, a dovish FOMC and a stronger yen are supporting gold and a mild beginning to the US winter is sending natural gas lower. These are some of the key commodities driver currently ahead of the important Opec meeting on November 30.
US supply disruption supporting oil ahead of key Opec meeting
WTI crude oil reached a two-year high after TransCanada cut deliveries through its Keystone pipeline from Alberta in Canada to the US. This ......read more
Sultan Bin Sulayem: Achieving another important step forward in supporting Smart Dubai initiative
Dubai, UAE, 25 November 2017: Dubai Trade, the single window for cross-border trade and a DP World company, has implemented the ISO 18295-1:2017 standard in its Customer Contact Centre. It is one of the first organisations in the world to implement the standard which was launched in July detailing the service requirements for such facilities and complements Dubai Trade’s integrated electronic and smart platforms on its portal www.dubaitrade.ae and its smart applications Tradeshield and LogiGate.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World, said: "We are committed to supporting smart trade, which helps businesses connect to their markets, especially in logistics. Our customers can ......read more
402MW Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm now supplying 410,000 UK homes, displacing 893,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually
Flagship project delivered ahead of schedule; significant cost efficiencies achieved
Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company a 35% shareholder in Dudgeon alongside Statoil (35%) and Statkraft (30%)
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, today inaugurated its third wind farm in the United Kingdom, bringing the combined power generating capacity of all three projects to 1 gigawatt (GW) – enough clean energy to supply nearly 1 million homes.
Together with its partners Statoil and Statkraft of Norway, Masdar staged the official “switch on” of the 402-megawatt (MW) Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm, located 32 kilometres off the Norfolk coast in ......read more
Visit the IKEA exhibition at the heart of Dubai Design Week, inspiring celebration and play
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2017: IKEA, the much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, has created a grand exhibition, inspired by a magical playhouse fantasia, which is now open to the public at Dubai Design District. Kicking off Dubai Design Week on November 14th and open until November 25th, visitors will be taken on a journey from wishing trees to topsy turvy illusions.
Whether children or adults, IKEA wants to remind the nation of the little things in life that matter, that good things can happen if you say yes to more fun! IKEA recently conducted its third global Play Report, exploring the importance of play for adults as well as children. The findings showed that play is a tool for people to sustain a healthy life, ......read more
Also collects awards for start-up support, R&D investment and facilities upgrades
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; November 21, 2017: Masdar City has been named “Best Free Zone for Start Up Support” by the Financial Times and has collected three other prestigious global awards.
The Global Free Zone of the Year Awards hosted by the FT’s fDi Magazine are among the most high-profile awards in the free zone sector, with approximately 65 free zones entering this year’s competition. This is Masdar City’s second consecutive year receiving awards.
In addition to the Best Free Zone for Start Up Support award, Masdar City took home awards for Best Free Zone for Renewable Energy, R&D Incentives and Facilities Upgrades. Now home to more than 500 companies, the ......read more
Dubai, UAE; November 21, 2017: UAE’s leading luxury furniture and home décor brand 2XL’s Prague tufted sofa set reminds one of the bygone eras. Its soft hues render a harmonious atmosphere to the living room. Hand-finishing tufted buttons accentuate the design of the sofa and each roll arm is punctuated with multiple buttons, adding to its elegance. A pair of solid front legs finish in classic walnut and antique glaze.
The coffee table in the collection features a modern design with merging rectangles.
According to Amit Yadav, Marketing Manager, 2XL: “This is the sofa for those who like the vintage look. Pairing it with a modern coffee table and side tables, creates a unique style. We also have beautiful chandeliers in store to go with the Prague sofa.”
Strong and durable, the frame is ......read more
The Hydrogen Council reveals first-of-a-kind study showing hydrogen’s contribution as a key pillar of the energy transition
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 21, 2017: As global leaders gathered at COP23 in Bonn, Germany, 18 key leaders in their industry verticals, united in the Hydrogen Council coalition, came together to launch first-ever globally quantified vision of the role of hydrogen, developed with support from McKinsey & Company. In addition to being a key pillar in the energy transition, the study shows that hydrogen has the potential to generate US$2.5 trillion worth of business, creating more than 30 million jobs by 2050.
Taking the Hydrogen Council’s vision for hydrogen to the next level, the study entitled ‘Hydrogen, scaling up’ outlines a comprehensive and quantified ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2017: Milano, an Italian company having a decade of experience in design, production and distribution of sanitary ware and faucets in the global market under Danube Group celebrated its 10th anniversary at JW Marriott Marquis hotel, Dubai on 17th of November 2017. Present on the occasion was Mr.Rizwan Sajan – Chairman and Founder Danube Group, Mr. Anis Sajan - Managing Director Danube group, dealers of the brand and other senior management of the group.
To mark this milestone, Milano organized its annual dealers meet and gave a preview of the new product portfolio, which included water purifier, DIY tiles and water heater. Additionally, announced a lucrative scheme for dealers in UAE. As per the deal, whoever achieves the desired target will get an opportunity for an all paid ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2017: Buying Christmas decorations for John Lewis must be one of the best jobs in the world. We are always developing new ideas to excite our customers, and this year we have travelled the world to bring together seven brand new decoration themes. Each of our themes is inspired by the fables and traditions of a particular country or region – Folklore takes its cue from Eastern European traditions, whilst Winter Palace tells the story of Russia’s Father Frost and his helper, the Snow Maiden. Being a lover of the great outdoors, my favourite theme this year is Into the Woods, which is set in the mossy, enchanted forests of Ireland.
This autumn our shops will take personalisation to the next level as we introduce Christmas Villages into a total of 11 locations, bringing together everything you ......read more
Quantum Eurostar, a leading accredited ESCO in the UAE, has signed an agreement with Etihad ESCO, the energy efficiency and saving arm of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority.
Dubai- November 21, 2017: Quantum Eurostar Energy Solutions Company (QESCO), a leading accredited ESCO in the UAE, announced ESCO projects in the UAE to undertake innovative energy management solutions projects. QESCO is a joint venture between the EUROSTAR Group, the leading technology innovator in the Middle East and Quantum, an Italian Energy Expert Company.
QESCO has also signed a major eight-year period contract with Etihad ESCO, the energy efficiency and saving arm of DEWA. Quantum Eurostar will provide energy saving solutions to some of Dubai’s iconic golf courses – Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Emirates Golf Club and Dubai ......read more
Mina Rashid to harbor 5,000 luxury yachts and boats
Dubai – 20 November 2017: His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurated today the new Mina Rashid Marina: “Marinas” which will harbor 5,000 yachts and boats and will accommodate 20,000 in the next few years. It is expected to be a new world class touristic maritime and entertainment attraction.
The project, which is carried out by P&O, part of DP World, stretches over 13 square kms and features a number of facilities including an integrated entertainment city: Marina Cube.
His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum toured the place accompanied by Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC). His Highness listened ......read more
40 new brands including Siemens, SMEG, Gaggenau, Zanussi, Wolf Power and Terim will be among key offerings at Better Life
Dubai, UAE (November 19, 2017): Better Life, one of the leading home appliance retailers in the UAE and a division of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC today announced the launch of an ambitious new retail strategy focused on kitchen appliances to offer a wide variety of options to consumers that meet the requirements of contemporary UAE lifestyles. The strategy aims to provide greater convenience to customers while enhancing the overall look and feel of their kitchens.
As part of its focus on kitchen appliances, Better Life has significantly expanded its product portfolio with 40 new brands added to its retail mix. Siemens, Gaggenau, SMEG, Zanussi, Wolf Power and Terim will be among the key multinational ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 18, 2017: The quest for energy efficiency and ecologically friendly lighting solutions is set to drive demand for green lighting products in the Middle East. These trends are increasingly evident in the build up to Light Middle East 2017, where global lighting majors target the lucrative green lighting market.
The leading trade, networking and business generating event for the lighting design and technology industry in the region, Light Middle East returns to Dubai, larger and more representative than ever before. Organisers Messe Frankfurt Middle East, are expecting the show to open at least 10% larger than the previous edition in terms of both area and number of exhibitors, underlining the increasing appeal of the region to global players.
According to analysts Frost & Sullivan, the global ......read more
ADFD concessional loans will fund transformative renewable energy projects in developing countries
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 November 2017: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), is inviting applications for renewable energy projects in developing countries. Within the framework of the ADFD-funded US$350 million (AED1.285 billion) IRENA/ADFD Project Facility, the current funding round of US$50 million in concessional loans marks the sixth of seven annual cycles.
“In just the last few years, renewable energy has emerged as one of the most economical choices for new power generation in countries around the globe. Accelerated renewable energy deployment in developing countries expands access to energy, improves health and welfare, creates jobs and drives ......read more
9th November, 2017; Dubai, UAE: Danube Home, the UAE's leading home improvement brand underwent major renovation in order to offer you a better and improved shopping experience of complete home solutions under one roof. The showroom was re-launched by the stunning Miss Universe and Bollywood Diva Sushmita Sen on 8th of November, 2017 (Wednesday) at 6:00 pm. along with Mr. Adel Sajan, Director Danube Group, Mr. Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman of Danube Group and other senior management of the Group.
The lavish store is spread across two floors and covers an area of 60,000 ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 08 November, 2017: To celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the UAE, Home Centre, the largest home retailer in the Middle East, is set to launch an exclusive National Day home décor collection ahead of 2 December 2017.
Featuring themes inspired by the colours of the UAE flag, the collection will comprise limited-edition products including cushions, tealight holders, decorative tableware, statement curtains and wall art showcasing striking geometric motifs and exquisitely detailed Arabic calligraphy.
In line with the Year of Giving, Home Centre has an additional ......read more
A recent study conducted by Oman Insurance Company (OIC) and Bupa Global shows employee productivity hinges on happiness in the workplace
Over 72% say work-life balance is the key to overall happiness in the workplace
OIC and Bupa Global launch a Wellness Quiz to help people in the UAE to understand their current state of wellbeing so employers can better understand key to workplace happiness
Dubai, UAE, November 8, 2017: In an effort to help employers understand what motivates employees to be more productive, Oman Insurance Company (OIC) and Bupa Global conducted a ......read more
HAPPIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD?
Dubai, 7th November 2017: The UAE could be one of the happiest places in the world, as nearly half of us have admitted to playing every day, according to a poll* conducted by much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, IKEA.
Nearly 100% of respondents in the UAE think that it is important to enjoy play as an adult, with many identifying happiness and positivity as the main reasons why. From utilising it to connect with friends and family (26%) to discovering new ways of doing things (24%), play is considered highly important for both ......read more
On September 12, DowDuPont announced certain targeted portfolio adjustments to the Materials Science and Specialty Products divisions to align with end-markets and enhance the competitive advantages of the intended companies.
The Company started up its new ethylene and ELITE™ enhanced polyethylene facilities, both in Freeport, Texas. The Sadara joint venture achieved full commercial operations of all 26 production facilities at its world-scale complex.
DowDuPont continued to satisfy conditional regulatory clearances required of the merger transaction. On ......read more
Public forums key part of ongoing UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program educational and awareness campaigns led by ENEC
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 05 November 2017: Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) will host public forums at Baynounah Educational Complex in Al Dhafra region on Monday, 6 November, and at Zayed University Convention Centre, Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, 8 November. The forums play a key part in ENEC’s ongoing commitment to community engagement, focusing on raising awareness and understanding of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy ......read more
Researchers from the University’s Masdar Institute Developed a Novel Quantum Mechanical Simulation Approach to Predict Carbonate Surface Wettability, which Enhances Understanding of Oil Reservoirs in the Region
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 04 November, 2017: A team of researchers from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology have proposed a quantum mechanical simulation technique to predict how liquids move across the surface of solid crystalline structures, which could enhance energy production from the region’s geological petroleum reservoirs. The Masdar Institute is part ......read more
PAN Emirates Home Furnishings launches its online store and mobile app
PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Pan Emirates Home Furnishings, a home-grown luxury brand with a unique taste in interiors, launches its online shop and Augmented Reality based mobile application for its customers in the UAE. The Online store will include the whole gamut of specialty products from bedrooms to living room sets , and other accessories to outdoor, patio and modern/classic art furnishings.
For a ......read more
November 2, 2017 – DowDuPont™ (NYSE:DWDP) today announced that DuPont has completed its acquisition of FMC Corporation’s Health & Nutrition business (FMC H&N), except for the Omega-3 business, and its divestment to FMC of a portion of DuPont’s Crop Protection business.
The transaction includes consideration to DuPont of $1.6 billion to reflect the difference in the value of the assets, including cash of $1.2 billion and working capital of $400 million, subject to customary adjustments. The divestiture satisfies DuPont’s commitments in connection with ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 2 November 2017: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) celebrated Flag Day at its headquarters in Masdar City, and at the site of the Barakah Peaceful Nuclear Energy Plant in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi. The activity comes in support of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s call to all federal and local institutions to mark the occasion, which coincides with the anniversary of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's accession to the presidency of the UAE.
The ......read more
Her Excellency, Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi delivers special presentation on the role of women in the nuclear industry during the final day of the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 1 November 2017: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program was praised for its high level of female participation, as well as its position as one of the most diverse, multinational and multicultural nuclear programs in the world during a special presentation on the vital role ......read more
UAE nuclear energy leaders showcased to global industry audience the “The UAE’s Journey Towards Peaceful Nuclear Energy” at the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 1 November 2017: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program was showcased as a role model for other nations around the world considering launching major peaceful nuclear energy projects to meet their growing energy demands. The session took place at the International Ministerial Conference ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 31 Oct 2017: The Jury of the Zayed Future Energy Prize convened to deliberate and select nine winners across its five categories today. The winners will be announced at the Prize awards ceremony on 15 January 2018 as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW).
The Prize recognises notable work carried out by businesses and individuals through the large corporation and lifetime achievement categories. Simultaneously, it serves to help small and medium enterprises and non-profit organisations scale their operations. The Prize also provides funding for high ......read more
More than 700 delegates and nuclear energy experts attended the second day of the IAEA organized conference in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 31 October 2017: Challenges in developing nuclear energy infrastructure, facilitating international cooperation, and the safety and reliability of nuclear energy were the key topics discussed during the second day of the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, currently being held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). More than 700 delegates and nuclear energy leaders attending the ......read more
Crucial role of nuclear energy sector in meeting global energy demands and sustainable development goals highlighted at day one of International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 30 October 2017: Nuclear energy drives global economic growth, supports sustainable development and is helping to meet growing worldwide energy demands - that was the key message on day one of the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, currently being held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab ......read more
Nadia Abdul Aziz: Committed to further strengthening UAE’s position as the world’s leading logistics hub
Logistics industry expected to reach $15.5 trillion by 2025
October 30, 2017, Dubai (UAE): Nadia Abdul Aziz, President, National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL), has become the first Emirati female from the United Arab Emirates to be nominated as Vice-President on the Global Extended Board of the International Association of Freight Forwarders (FIATA), which represents more than 44,000 forwarding and logistics firms in 150 countries.
She was ......read more
Statement by the United Arab Emirates
Delivered by H.E. Suhail Al Mazroui, Minister of Energy and Industry
Mr. President, Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.
At the outset, I would like to welcome you to the United Arab Emirates and to this special gathering here in Abu Dhabi to deliberate the future of nuclear energy and its contribution to sustainable development. This is a significant occasion as this is the first time that we are hosting the International Atomic Energy Agency’s prestigious conference in a nuclear new comer country . I ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 30 October 2017: Leading nuclear energy experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and senior UAE officials visited the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in Abu Dhabi today, witnessing the significant progress being made across all four units. The delegation observed all of the key updates to the construction of the units which are being developed to the highest standards of nuclear quality, safety and security. The visit came ahead of the IAEA International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, which is being held in ......read more
Almost two-thirds of upstream firms see the value digital technologies deliver as low oil prices linger, and the top risk of a lack of digital investment is becoming uncompetitive
Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2017: Faster and better decision-making and shorter time to first oil and gas top the list of expected benefits that digital technologies can drive for upstream oil and gas companies, a new survey from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) reports. Respondents to the “Accenture and Microsoft 2017 Upstream Oil and Gas Digital Trends Survey” also ......read more
Conference to raise awareness of the nuclear energy as an important and credible energy source for future generations
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 28 October 2017: Global nuclear energy experts and leaders are gathering in Abu Dhabi, on Monday, for the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century. Organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD/NEA), and hosted by the UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry, the conference convenes every ......read more
Clean energy projects and experts shine at 19th annual WETEX exhibition as Executives take part in important sessions to discuss key renewable energy topics
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 October 2017: Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, was honoured this week with two Emirates Energy Awards during the 4th annual World Green Economy Summit (WGES), held in conjunction with the 19th annual Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) in Dubai.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman, Supreme Council of Energy, ......read more
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) participated in the ‘Day without Service Centres’ initiative launched by the Dubai Government's Department of Financial Services today (Thursday, October 26, 2017). The initiative, which was adopted by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aims to encourage customers to use smart channels to obtain services for government transactions in line with the Dubai Government's strategic goal of becoming the world's smartest city and take advantage of the technological ......read more
October 25, 2017 – Saudi International Petrochemical Company (SIPCHEM) is collaborating with DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) to accelerate progress in improving process safety management.
“SIPCHEM has embraced strong principles related to safety, and is dedicated to protecting its employees,” said Ahmad A. Al-Ohali, CEO of SIPCHEM. “There is a strong desire within our leadership team to improve SIPCHEM even further by strengthening our safety culture, improving capabilities and embedding sustainable process safety systems.”
Ibrahim A. ......read more
The Middle East’s first fully operational sustainable community is living up to its creators’ ambitions
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 October 2017: The Sustainable City, the Middle East’s first fully operational sustainable community, revealed the results of one year of monitoring at the city during WETEX 2017, which ran from 23rd to 25th October at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Sustainable City, a joint venture between Diamond Developers and SEE Nexus, participated at WETEX for the second consecutive year with the biggest stand at ......read more
First-of-its-kind international exhibition on agricultural investments to offer unique perspective on current and future agriculture landscape worldwide
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 25 October, 2017: Abu Dhabi is gearing up to showcase Agriscape 2017, an international exhibition dedicated to agricultural investments abroad and organized by the Abu Dhabi Food Security Alliance (ADFSA) in collaboration with the Food Security Center – Abu Dhabi (FSCAD) under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential ......read more
UAE, October 25, 2017- His Excellency Dr. Eng. Abdulla Salem Al Kathiri, Director General of the Federal Authority for Land and Maritime Transport (FTA), was awarded the 'Maritime Standard Outstanding Achievement Award' at the fourth annual of 'The Maritime Standard Awards. The event, which was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, is considered to be one of the most important awards in the Maritime industry that aims to honor individuals ......read more
October 24, 2017: Genetec Inc, the leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence solutions, successfully hosted a two-city roadshow in the Middle East region, which was held last October 24, 2017 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Kuwait City and October 25, 2017 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai. The roadshows are organized in partnership with HID Global, the leading manufacturer of secure identity solutions and a subsidiary of Assa Abloy.
According to Genetec's senior officials, the roadshow series are positioned to serve as a ......read more
DP World is proud to support and contribute to Dubai’s vision to become the world’s leading cruise tourism hub, Mr. Bin Sulayem
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 October, 2017: With Dubai becoming a premiere international cruise destination, DP World is ready to take on the increasing influx of holiday makers with the start of the 2017-18 cruise tourism season and is expecting 115 luxury cruise ships from 22 ocean-sailing cruise lines to berth at Mina Rashid’s Dubai Cruise Terminal facilities over the coming season.
The Dubai Cruise Terminal, operated by DP World, ......read more
Philips Lighting showcases smart city technology at WETEX 2017
October 23, Dubai, UAE: Philips Lighting, the world leader in lighting, is showcasing its connected lighting technology at the 19th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) in support of the 'Dubai plan 2021' that seeks to make Dubai a smart, integrated and connected city.
The event is being held from 23-25 October 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The theme for Philips Lighting’s pavilion this year is ‘Empowering Smart Cities with Connected ......read more
TAQATI - Dubai Energy Efficiency Program announces the successful completion of the pilot ‘Home Energy Advice Program’
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 22 2017: Building on the momentum to improve energy efficiency in Dubai, TAQATI - Dubai Energy Efficiency Program announced the successful completion of the pilot ‘Home Energy Advice Program’. The program was run across 60 homes in Dubai as part of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) ‘Ideal Home Initiative’ and supports DEWA’s efforts to achieve the Smart Dubai initiative launched ......read more
Masdar’s funding towards Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre supports commitment of Abu Dhabi to promote knowledge economy
Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2017: A new research centre at the University of Manchester in England aimed at marketing products and technologies made from a “wonder material” known as graphene will be called The Masdar Building.
Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar, is the principal funder of the purpose-built Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC), which held its formal “topping out” ceremony attended ......read more
First of 84 new STS automated gantry cranes arrive with retrofitted equipment servicing global shipping alliances
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 October, 2017: Global trade enabler DP World is stepping up container handling productivity at its flagship Jebel Ali Port, by adding 1.5 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) to Container Terminal 3 (T3).
The expansion is in response to emerging market demand and increases the port’s capacity from 18 million TEU to 19.5 million TEU. T3 now has a capacity of 4 million TEU and will be the world’s largest ......read more
Demand for eco-products on the rise, even as the global market for sustainable cleaning products is expected to reach USD 51 billion by 2021, says industry experts ahead of MECTW 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Middle East Cleaning Technology Week (MECTW) launches ‘Green Zone’, a platform which will allow the exhibitors of the three shows under MECTW, to showcase their eco-friendly products. Eco-friendly products, green cleaning and sustainable development have become the key topics of discussion for the cleaning industry, here in the region and globally. Industry ......read more
October 17, 2017. Dubai, UAE: H.E Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Dubai’s Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and Chairman of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), called on all bodies and entities concerned with the UAE’s maritime sector to strengthen cooperation in supporting the country’s candidacy for Category B membership under the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council. He emphasized the importance of a successful bid and the role of the UAE as a key player in the international maritime sector. He explained that the membership plays an ......read more
Trade mission aimed to strengthen bilateral ties and explore trade and investment opportunities opening up in Malta
Chamber-led delegation held meetings with Maltese Prime Minister, top government officials, and business leaders
Maltese Minister of Foreign Trade and Promotion: Malta compliments Dubai’s role in the Gulf region as a player in the field of trade and investment
H.E. Al Ghuair: Malta is an ideal trading partner to Dubai and the emirate serves as a gateway for Maltese businesses that want to access growth markets in the GCC, Africa, and Asia
Dubai, UAE, ......read more
United Furniture’s latest collection brings joyful colours and designs
Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2017: In time for Diwali celebrations, United Furniture, a leading furniture and furnishings brand in the UAE, has launched its latest festive range of furniture and home décor. United Furniture aims to create the perfect celebratory atmosphere for homes with a whole new line of furniture and accessories that is bright, colorful and cheery.
United Furniture shares the festive spirit this season with an extensive range of stylish furniture, furnishings and ......read more
Sharjah-UAE: 16 October, 2017: Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent terminal operating and logistics company, has won the prestigious Port and Terminal Operator Award at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa 2017 for the second consecutive year.
Tom Nauwelaerts, managing director of Momentum Logistics, Gulftainer's third-party logistics (3PL) division, received the award on behalf of the company at a ceremony in Dubai. Gulftainer stood out among strong competition from DP World UAE Region, Abu Dhabi Ports, Red Sea ......read more
October 15, 2017: Global Food Industries (GFI), a world-class value-added frozen food manufacturing company and part of Albatha Holding, one of the largest conglomerates in UAE. GFI has expressed its commitment towards playing a significant role in the ongoing efforts to address the steadily increasing demand for healthy food products in the UAE. In line with this, the company has revealed its new and unique ‘Aqua Kale’ concept, which covers the cultivation of this organic, halal-certified, and pesticide-free leafy cabbage without using soil as it is fully grown on water. To date, ......read more
14 October 2017 - As per the directives of Major General Dr. Abdul Quddus Abdul Razzaq Al Obaidly, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Dubai Police’s Quality and Excellence and Chairman of the Emirates Intellectual Property Association’s (EIPA) Board of Directors, the participants of a recently concluded joint workshop between EIPA and Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP) has recommended the creation of intellectual property departments across all government entities in the UAE. The workshop, which was held under the theme ‘Intellectual Property and Support of Government ......read more
Dari Home opens its new branch in The Dubai Mall.
With a specialization in kitchenware and homeware appliances, Dari Home is a true pioneer in smart home solutions.
Dari Home located in The Dubai Mall and Mercato Mall.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 14, 2017: Dari Home, a popular kitchenware and homeware brand in Dubai opens its store at The Dubai Mall recently. Dari Home kitchenware houses a wide variety of colourful and bright kitchen accessories that makes cooking easy and enjoyable at the same time.
The new store hosts a range of stainless steel ......read more
Dubai, October 12, 2017: With Christmas just around the corner, preparing for the holidays has just become easier with the launch of the widest selection of seasonal products at Al-Futtaim ACE.
The Christmas collection from Al-Futtaim ACE features an extensive range of products from indoor and outdoor decorations, gifting, dining wear, a selection of gift wrapping and even your choice of an artificial or natural Christmas tree.
Al-Futtaim ACE are offering fantastic gift ideas for the whole family, including for him, her and the kids. Pick up a Nespresso machine for ......read more
Addaera Research & Polls Centre, the first local independent public opinion survey centre in the UAE, launched two new publications on the awareness level about domestic violence and human trafficking crimes.
The first publication titled “The Level of Awareness about Domestic Violence in the UAE Community” examines and evaluates the level of public awareness about domestic violence concept and forms according to the results of a field survey conducted in collaboration with Dubai Foundation for Women & Children (DFWAC). The release focuses on multiple aspects related to ......read more
New range showcases the latest line of refrigerators, washing machines and built-in kitchen appliances designed specifically for modern urban lifestyles
Dubai, UAE, October 11, 2017: Better Life, one of the leading home appliance retailers in the region and a division of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC, has launched a new line of large kitchen appliances from ‘Siemens’ - a world renowned brand with a vision to create exceptional home solutions. The new range will be available in Better Life showrooms across Dubai. It showcases the latest line of refrigerators, washing ......read more
1. Luxembourg’s Prince Guillaume and Princess Stéphanie, tour Masdar City one of the world’s most sustainable communities
2. Luxembourg’s Prince Guillaume and Princess Stéphanie visit Yahsat Space Lab, located at Masdar Institute, part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; October 11, 2017: Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) welcomed Their Royal Highnesses the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Luxembourg together with His Excellency Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 10, 2017: United Furniture, a leading furniture and furnishings brand in the UAE, has unveiled its latest bedroom set collection with pieces that are tastefully done in solid wood in a variety of styles like – four-poster, modern, classic, funky and leather upholstered, giving each set a unique identity. With an extensive assortment of stylishly crafted, top quality furniture and home accessories, United Furniture offers the perfect blend of functionality and fashionable living.
Commenting on their latest bedroom sets, Mr. Anup Ravindranath, Director, United ......read more
Product Description and Price (AED)
1. Monster Double Seat Suspended Swing - 1,499
2. Drop Hanging Chair with Stand - 1,099
3. Homeworks Coruna Aluminium Day Bed with Mosquito Net - 6,199
4. Johannesburg 4-Seater Rattan High Table Dining Set - 5,999
5. Geneva 5-Seater Rattan High Table Sofa Set - 3,999
6. Syntia 6-Seater Rectangular Teak Wood Dining Set - 5,499
7. Flamingo 6-Seater Aluminium Dining Table Set - 3,499
8. Flamingo 8-Seater Aluminium Dining Table Set - 2,999
9. Modena 5-Seater Wicker Sofa Set ......read more
October 8, 2017 - ELM, a leader in innovative solutions and owned by the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), has unveiled the launch of its three new electronic services--‘Ethraa,’,‘(HIS) Medical service’ and ‘Salamah’--during their participation at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2017), an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, which opened today October 8, 2017 and will run until October 12, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The new set of the company’s ......read more
Partners tour facility to celebrate new era for Port de Sète
Investment in trade and marine infrastructure signal economic growth for city and wider region
Dubai, United Arab Emirates/ Sète, France, 7 October2017: Leaders of the Sète Port Authority, The Occitanie Region and P&O Ports have toured the city’s container terminal in the south of France following the three-year management contract awarded to the multi-purpose ports operator in July this year.
On a visit to Sète this week, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zones Corporation ......read more
Dubai, UAE; October 05, 2017: 2XL, the leading luxury furniture and home décor brand in the UAE is organizing a design competition for university students in the UAE, as part of the 46th National Day celebrations. Students specializing in interior design and fine art courses from universities across UAE are entitled to enroll in this competition called ‘I Love UAE’.
Following the theme of the ‘UAE National Day’, students are supposed to superimpose their digital artwork on the image of a table lamp provided. The top 5 shortlisted entrees will be given the ......read more
Event highlights opportunities, challenges in transition towards greener economy
Eng. Al Abdooli from Ministry of Climate Change and Development (MoCCaE): Green growth efforts would result in 4 to 5.5% higher GDP growth and create 160,000 new jobs by 2030
Dubai-UAE: 4 October, 2017: Dubai Science Park (DSP), the region’s first business community dedicated to the science sector, today convened the eighth edition of its Green Leadership Series, discussing the progress of Dubai’s green economy transformation. Industry advocates gathered at The Address Dubai Mall to ......read more