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    Emirati Logistics Pioneer ‘Allied Transport' Awarded “Most Innovative & Regulated Road Feeder Services of the Year”

    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

    World Future Energy Summit 2018 to map transition to a sustainable economy and lead ‘cleantech' innovation

    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

    Arabian Gulf chemical industry pioneers recognized at inaugural GPCA Legacy Award “Al Rowad”

    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

    Countries Meet to Chart the Future of IRENA in Driving the Global Energy Transformation

    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

    Regional Chemical Industry Must Embrace Change as an Opportunity, Say Speakers at the 12th GPCA Annual Forum

    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

    Italian leading player DAB targets 20% growth in the GCC water management technology market

    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

    Figures' GCC chemical industry to sustain region's non-oil economic growth

    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

    Milano by Danube @ the BIG5 show

    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

    UAE rolls out renewable energy training programme for Pacific Island countries

    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

    2XL announces the winners of UAE National Day design competition

    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

    Disruption supports oil ahead of Opec meeting

    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

    Dubai Trade implements ISO 18295-1:2017 standards for Customer Contact Centre

    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

    Masdar inaugurates one of the world's largest offshore wind farms in showcase of industry partnership

    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

    Make Room for Play and Celebration With IKEA During Dubai Design Week

    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

    Financial Times names Masdar City best free zone for renewable energy

    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

    2XL captures the essence of vintage living with Prague Sofa set

    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

    Hydrogen could contribute to 20% of CO2 emissions reduction targets by 2050

    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

    Fun, Frolic and Entertainment at Milano's Anniversary Celebration

    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

    John Lewis Christmas 2017

    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 to implement the largest ESCO project in the UAE leisure and entertainment sector

    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

    Mansour bin Mohammed inaugurates Marinas at Mina Rashid

    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

    Better Life launches new retail strategy focused on kitchen appliances

    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

    LED set to form over 50% of regional lighting market by 2020

    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, IRENA Open New Round of Funding for Renewable Energy Projects in Developing Countries, Invite Applications

    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

    Schneider Electric at ADIPEC 2017: Real-time Data to Revolutionise Oil and Gas Industry.

    Company Showcases Latest EcoStruxure™ for Oil and Gas Solutions at Booth No. 4250, Hall 4 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre Dubai, UAE, November 16, 2017:   Real-time data captured from the field and conveyed to the cloud via sensors and analytical engines can impact the profitability of entire oil and gas (O&G) businesses. Building around this concept, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, is marking its seventh outing at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2017, the definitive event for the region’s O&G industry.  Organised under the patronage of the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and supported by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and the UAE Ministry of Energy, the event that ......read more

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    RIPE NCC holds roundtable meeting in Bahrain to explore opportunities and challenges in the Arab Countries Internet Sector

    Bahrain - October 3, 2017- RIPE NCC successfully organized a roundtable meeting of Arab telecommunications ministries and Arab ICT regulatory bodies recently at the Ritz-Carlton, Manama in Bahrain. The meeting, which was opened by His Excellency Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammad, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Kingdom of Bahrain. Axel Pawlik, Managing Director of RIPE NCC, discussed key ways on how to drive in more development and economic growth for the Arab region’s Internet sector. Additionally, the roundtable addressed the challenges posed by cyberthreats and ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution to Open More SMART Tag Installation Centres Supported by Mobile Units Across the UAE

    Four SMART Tag installation centres already operating across the UAE Mobile units are also now carrying out installations for vehicle fleets  All ADNOC Distribution service stations to convert to SMART technology in Q2’2018  Abu Dhabi, 03 October, 2017:  As part of its ‘SMART Service Stations’ initiative and introduction of cashless ADNOC Wallet-linked payment options, ADNOC Distribution; the UAE’s leading operator of retail fuel service stations and commercial fuelling services, is now expanding its SMART Tag installation facilities through ......read more

    MEFMA to shed light on latest regional FM issues & growth drivers at Saudi Arabia Confex 2017

    October 03, 2017: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) will put the spotlight anew on a range of contemporary issues and growth drivers that are influencing the steadily climbing regional facilities management (FM) industry when it hosts this year’s edition of the premier Saudi Arabia Confex. Set to take place from October 9 to 10, 2017 at the Movenpick Hotel in Riyadh, the event will gather world-renowned FM experts and leaders to tackle major topics of national and international importance – including sustainability, smart cities, innovation, disruptive ......read more

    Launch of Danube Home's Brand New Garden Collection

    Dubai, UAE, October 3, 2017:​  Danube Home, the UAE's leading home interior and décor brand announced its exclusive Garden Collection 2018 on 2nd of October 2017 at its Sheikh Zayed Road store. The new collection is inspired by ‘The World’ to create a garden that complements your property. The products are exclusively designed to help you to find solace in the sanctum that is nature. As part of the new launch, a new 2018/19 catalog was introduced, which is an 88-page, full-color book features more than 1500 items serving as a complete resource guide for outdoor ......read more

    LEAP – The first career platform using AI launches in Dubai

    The first career platform using artificial intelligence, LEAP, has set up its base in Dubai after securing 3 million AED in funding. The team behind the conception of LEAP are experienced professionals from within the region – many of whom have a network of existing enterprises within the GCC. With 3 million AED in funding, LEAP has plans to expand quickly, on a global scale within its first year of operation. LEAP – a new career platform – was developed due to an awareness that the majority of recruitment resources and processes were not only outdated, but incredibly ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution Upgrades Information Technology Systems at its Vehicle Inspection Centers

    Abu Dhabi, 02 October 2017:  ADNOC Distribution, the sole operator of light vehicle inspection centers in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, is upgrading the information technology systems at its 21 centers across the emirate. The one-day upgrading operation will take place on Friday 6 October 2017. Consequently, service will be suspended that day at the four centers that usually operate on Fridays: namely, Abu Dhabi Main Center, Al Ain Main Center, Mahawi Center and Al Samha Center. Service will resume as usual the next morning on Saturday 7 October 2017. Highlighting the importance of the ......read more

    Renowned Workplace Visionary Says HR in Many Businesses Have Lost Their Purpose

    Internet sensation, unshakable optimist and inspirational speaker, Simon Sinek believes HR must focus on the humans, not the resources Dubai, UAE; 2 October 2017:  Simon Sinek, the world-renowned speaker, best-seller author and popular advocate for workforce fulfilment, believes that the misconceived role of HR and the people who work in the profession needs to change in order to positively impact the success of an organisation. Speaking ahead of his livestream guru session at the HR Summit & Expo 2017, Sinek said: “In my opinion, HR serves one of the most valuable jobs ......read more

    EIPA presents report on innovation and creativity in the UAE at 2nd China Quality Conference

    September 30, 2017: The Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA) successfully presented a working paper entitled 'Innovation and Creativity in the UAE' during its participation at the second China Quality Conference, which was held recently, 2017 in the People's Republic of China (PROC). EIPA's presence at the event was aimed towards sharing and learning more about best practices in the field of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) while also complementing the UAE's commitment towards participating in international conferences to help facilitate a smoother and ......read more

    Project Neptune: Triton and Aston Martin

    Creative collaboration with Triton and Aston Martin Concept design leading to an exclusive, strictly-limited edition submersible Innovative design marries expertise from the luxury automotive and marine  worlds  First project by Aston Martin Consulting Dubai, UAE, September 28, 2017:  Aston Martin is proud to announce a creative collaboration with Triton Submarines LLC, the acclaimed manufacturer of state–of-the-art submersibles. Codenamed Project Neptune, the venture enables Aston Martin to further enhance and grow the brand into new aspects of the luxury ......read more

    AKAB International Investment and Alifax Join Hands to Bring Alifax Gulf to the Region

    Alifax Gulf Brings Latest Microbiology Patent Instruments to UAE  Plans to expand business to cover all GCC countries 28 Sept. 2017, Dubai, UAE:  AKAB International Investment (AKAB), the pioneer in transportation & logistics, construction and trading investment together with AliFax, one of the leading Italian companies specialized in the development, production and distribution of clinical diagnostic instrumentation, announced their joint venture and distribution agreements to launch Alifax Gulf in the UAE with expansion plans to cover all the GCC countries.  Alifax ......read more

    The Emirates Group partners with PwC Middle East to offer a training opportunity for UAE Nationals

    DUBAI, U.A.E., 28 September 2017:  The Emirates Group has partnered with PwC Middle East to offer UAE National graduates a secondment opportunity in one of the world’s leading professional services network. Two UAE National Emirates Group employees have been selected this year to partake in PwC’s Watani Graduate Programme, providing them with a unique training opportunity in fields such as consultancy, assurance, audit and finance.  The selected UAE National employees have successfully passed the rigorous PwC selection process and began their 12-month secondment with ......read more

    Home Centre Unveils New Catalogue with Workshops Focused on Period-inspired Mystique and Nature Themes

    Dubai-UAE: 27 September, 2017:   Home Centre, the largest home retailer in the Middle East, celebrated the launch of its new catalogue with workshops hosted by popular interior designer Nisrine El Lababidi Moghraby from Harf Noon Design Studio and Anri Hamilton, Style and Trends Manager at Home Centre. Held at the Royal Majlis at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, the exclusive event drew the participation of prominent personalities from the home décor space and media representatives. Members of senior management from Home Centre, also attended the launch. The evening revolved ......read more

    Region's leading sustainability champions top winners list of 10th Arabia CSR Awards

    UAE, September 26, 2017- The list of winners of Arabia CSR Network’s 10th Arabia CSR Awards, the latest edition of the Arab region’s premier Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability accolade, were officially revealed during the awarding ceremony held in Dubai. The event was attended by senior government officials, members of the Diplomatic Corps, representatives from various organisations and leading sustainability champions, which included His Excellency (H.E.) Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, President, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Department of Civil ......read more

    Zara Home Absolute Linen

    About Zara Home  Zara Home is a company belonging to the Spanish Inditex group dedicated to the manufacturing of home textiles. It was created in 2003. It has around 408 stores in 44 countries. The company focuses on retailing various housewares. The headquarters of Zara Home is located in A Coruña, Spain. ...read more

    Danube Signs Sarfaraz Ahmed as Brand Ambassador for Pakistan

    26th September, 2017; Dubai, UAE: Danube group is proud to announce an exciting new addition to its portfolio of brand ambassadors. The current Captain of the Pakistan Cricket team, Sarfraz Ahmed, is joining the Danube’s family as the brand ambassador for the Pakistan market. Mr. Ahmed has been on the periphery of the Pakistan squad for quite some time and his never-say-die attitude has won him many admirers around the world.  The role-model for the young cricketers, Sarfraz came into prominence when he led the side to victory at the Under-19 World Cup in 2006. A year later, he ......read more

    Singapore's Trescorp to launch oil storage and bunker services in SOHAR.

    US$600 million deep-water terminal for 320,000dwt supertankers 45-hectare terminal will be on reclaimed land in SOHAR Port South  Two additional bunker licenses for SOHAR are in the pipeline Dubai, UAE, September 25, 2017:  In anticipation of the significant growth in petroleum trading in the GCC region, as well as growing demand for bunker services, Singapore-based Trescorp is to launch a new 45-hectare terminal in SOHAR Port with an investment of US$600 million. The new facility will feature six deep-water berths, with 25 metre drafts, one of them capable of receiving ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution wins ‘UAE Superbrand' award for the fourth consecutive year

    Accolade recognizes company’s market-leading position as fuel and services provider Abu Dhabi, 25 September, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading operator of service stations and convenience stores, has received a ‘UAE Superbrand’ award for 2017. This marks the fourth consecutive year the company has achieved Superbrand status. Mohammed Al Zaabi, Acting Senior Vice President of Retail Sales Group at ADNOC Distribution, received the award at a ceremony hosted by the Superbrands Council. Superbrands is the largest independent global body evaluating and ......read more

    How Might Hurricane Harvey Impact Oil Prices?

    Hurricane Harvey was undoubtedly one of the worst and most expensive natural disasters to have hit America. Having hit a number of counties in Texas, the bill for repairs is estimated to be at $180bn. The UAE is currently suffering from lower oil prices and restrictions on output put in place by OPEC, which is having lasting effects on its economy. The OPEC, or the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, is the intergovernmental body in charge of coordinating and unifying petrol prices among member countries in order keep prices fair and stable for all involved. Could the recent ......read more

    Technology not a Substitute for but a Value Add to Business

    Role of technology in education and sustainability in MENA region opens  Day 2’s discussions at the Third Sharjah FDI Forum Sharjah, 20 September 2017:  The UAE Undersecretary for Foreign Trade and Industry Affairs, Ministry of Economy, HE Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Saleh opened Day 2 of the Third Sharjah FDI Forum with promising remarks on the role foreign direct investments (FDIs) will play in fulfilling the SDG 2030’s vision, globally, saying that the UAE is both a global destination for and an exporter of FDI. Among other high-profile attendees were Sheikha Bodour ......read more

    Set sail for the Yas Marina Boat Festival

    Chart a course to Yas Marina this October for Abu Dhabi’s ultimate boating event Abu Dhabi, September 18, 2017:  Get ready for this year’s Yas Marina Boat Festival, which is taking place from Friday October 20 to Saturday October 21. Following the success of last year’s event, which welcomed over 2,000 boating enthusiasts and a wide range of exhibitors, Yas Marina has expanded the festival for Autumn 2017 with a spectacular nautical-themed schedule celebrating the very best of #LifeAtSea. The perfect event for seasoned sailors or for those who just want to take a ......read more

    TASC Outsourcing launches TascTemp, region's first online hiring portal for temporary staff

    DUBAI – September 18, 2017:  Today, TASC Outsourcing, a leading people solutions and talent management company in the GCC, unveiled TascTemp, an innovative online hiring portal which is set to transform the temporary hiring industry in the UAE. TascTemp is the first-of-its-kind solution in the region for temporary staff. This platform is perfect for businesses that need additional staff to meet peak-season demand, or require short-term staff for a crucial project or just to fill-up planned vacancies. Businesses no longer need to worry about last-minute temp staffing; with this ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution launches ‘Back-to-School' promotion

    Around 100 Oasis convenience stores to feature popular school products Abu Dhabi, 18 September, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading operator of service stations and convenience stores, has launched a ‘back-to-school’ promotion as part of a range of initiatives to help customers celebrate special events and holidays throughout the year. Around 100 Oasis convenience stores are hosting ‘back-to-school’ promotional stands, featuring popular school products such as Minion’s stationary. ADNOC Distribution is also promoting a ‘Little ......read more

    DMC partners with Marasi News to further reinforce its excellence in the market

    This partnership aims at enhancing the maritime sector in Dubai and the UAE, through providing professional media services dedicated to the maritime sector, in order to raise the awareness about the advanced skills and competencies in the maritime sector  Dubai, UAE, 18th of September 2017:  In line with its vision to be an international maritime hub and to create the best business and maritime services cluster, Dubai Maritime City signed a strategic partnership agreement with Tactics Maritime Creative Communication which is responsible for managing and publishing “Marasi ......read more

    Jafza hosts 328 logistics companies over 4.2million sqm

    UAE economic growth boosting logistics sector says Bin Sulayem  Dubai, 17 September 2017:  Recent forecasts for growth in UAE trade are set to benefit the country’s logistics sector according to DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.  A BMI report published recently forecasts a steady rise in trade of 4.35 percent year on year in 2017, driven by a 5 percent growth in imports and exports of 3.7 percent. The report sees positive economic growth for the UAE over the next five years due to government plans to diversify the economy through the ......read more

    ENEC CEO Highlights Priorities of UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program at WNA Symposium in London

    ENEC Executives amongst 600 nuclear energy professionals participating in World Nuclear Association (WNA) Symposium, London, UK.  ENEC CEO, Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, updates industry leaders on evolution of ENEC and the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 September 2017:  A senior delegation from the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), led by Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, has participated in the World Nuclear Association (WNA) Symposium, taking place in London, U.K. During the opening session of the conference, Mr. Al ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution Completes the Second Phase of the Officers City Service Station Expansion in Abu Dhabi

    The 2nd phase upgrades the existing station infrastructure and installs new fuel pump technologies The final phase will involve adjunct facility providing 8 fuel pumps and 6 rental spaces for cafes and fast-food restaurants   Abu Dhabi, 16 September, 2017: ADNOC Distribution, the leading operator of retail fueling services outlets in the UAE, today announced the completion of the second phase of the development and expansion of the Officers City Service Station located on the Arabian Gulf Road in Abu Dhabi.    During the second phase of the project, ......read more

    RAK Petroleum plc Releases Half-Year Financial Report for the Period Ended 30 June 2017

    Chairman’s Interim Report Dear Shareholders: On behalf of the Board of Directors of RAK Petroleum plc (the “Company”), I am pleased to present the Half-Year Financial Report for the period ending 30 June 2017. The Company’s fundamental objective is to generate significant total shareholder returns from investments in the oil and gas industry, with a focus on the Middle East and Africa. We currently hold interests in two oil and gas companies, DNO ASA (“DNO”) and Foxtrot International LDC (“Foxtrot International”). DNO DNO is a ......read more

    Archinnova to fully automate Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment's Application Delivery lifecycle

    September 13, 2017: Archinnova, a leading innovative business technology consulting and implementation firm, has been selected by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MRHE) to help fully automate its Application Delivery Lifecycle. The company has been appointed by MRHE as a system integrator and is tasked with educating, implementing and supporting the installation and application of the ‘DevOps Solution.’ The move has positioned MRHE among the first government entities in the Middle East region to implement end-to-end, best in breed ‘DevOps Solution,’ which ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Ports recognised for exceptional Security Management; Receives ISO 28000 Certification

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: September 13, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to Fujairah Terminals at the Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), has been accredited with the ISO 28000:2007 certificate of Security Management System for Supply Chain by global certification provider, Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA). LRQA assessors independently audited the security management system that has been put in place at Khalifa Port, Zayed Port, Musaffah Port and ......read more

    Abu Dhabi National Takaful Company PSC receives financial strength rating of ‘A-' (Excellent) & long-term issuer credit rating of ‘a-' from A.M. Best

    UAE, September 13, 2017- Abu Dhabi National Takaful Co. PSC (ADNTC), the leading takaful operator in the MENA region, has announced that it has once again received a Financial Strength Rating of ‘A-’ (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of ‘a-’ from international rating agency A.M. Best. The outlook for these credit ratings is stable. The positive ratings reflect ADNTC’s strong risk-adjusted capitalisation, in addition to its consistently excellent technical and operating performances as one of the most progressive insurance companies in the United ......read more

    Smart Dubai to be Key 1 Sponsor of UNLOCK Forum on Blockchain & the Future of the Sharing Economy

    The UNLOCK Forum, which will be held between January 14th and 15th of 2018 in Dubai, UAE, will bring together leading international experts on Blockchain technology, as well as more than 400 attendees from across the region. The forum aims not only to increase awareness and knowhow on Blockchain technology and its implementation across various sectors, but also to showcase Dubai Blockchain Strategy’s achievements and future plans for 2020 and beyond. Dubai is revered as one of the only governments globally to have embraced Blockchain in its entirety and across the full spectrum of ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution expands international sales footprint

    ADNOC’s Voyager branded engine oil and lubricant to be sold in Ethiopia and Yemen Abu Dhabi, 13 September, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading operator of retail fuel service stations and commercial fuelling services, has signed two agreements to sell its popular Voyager branded engine oil and lubricant in Ethiopia and Yemen. The new supply agreements with Ethiopia’s Kinsi General Trading Company and Yemen’s Myco General Trading Company are a further milestone in ADNOC Distribution’s drive to increase business, optimise performance and secure ......read more

    DowDuPont™ Announces Results of Comprehensive Portfolio Review

    September 13, 2017– DowDuPont™ (NYSE:DWDP) today announced that its Board of Directors and management, with the assistance of independent advisors, have completed their comprehensive review of the portfolio composition of the three intended independent companies. The Board unanimously concluded that, in light of knowledge gained since the announcement of the transaction, certain targeted adjustments will be made between the Materials Science and Specialty Products divisions, which will enhance the competitive advantages of the intended resulting companies. The changes better align ......read more

    Drake & Scull's new Board of Directors elects Abdulla Atatreh as Group Chairman & Ahmed Saeed Al Hamiri as Vice Chairman

    UAE, September 13, 2017- Drake & Scull International PJSC, a regional market leader in engineering and construction services, has announced that its newly-elected Board Members have convened for the first time. The Board ratified a series of procedural decisions necessary for the company to conduct business as required and chose new committee members from among its ranks. The second General Assembly Meeting convened earlier on the 9th of September 2017 and ratified the appointment of the new Board Members and elected additional Members to fill the vacancies resulting from the resignation ......read more

    Business and academia collaborate at Dubai Science Park to shape the science sector

    Dubai Science Park, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Al Jalila Foundation discuss ways to enhance UAE’s science sector Dubai-UAE: 13 September, 2017:  Dubai Science Park (DSP), a member of TECOM Group and the region’s first business community dedicated to the science sector, hosted a networking event in collaboration with the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), Dubai Healthcare City Authority’s first medical university, and Al Jalila Foundation, the philanthropic organisation that supports medical ......read more

    Dubai Maritime City Authority highlights Dubai's achievements to the globe at London International Shipping Week 2017

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) showcased the pioneering steps Dubai has taken on the path of international leadership, supported by an advanced position among the top five most competitive and attractive maritime clusters in the world, at the 2017 edition of the Annual International Shipowning & Shipmanagement Summit held on the sidelines of London International Shipping Week 2017 which will run in the British capital until the end of this week. DMCA  officials reviewed the most competitive advantages of the local maritime sector which have had the greatest impact on ......read more

    UL and the GCC Laboratories Announce Joint Venture to Strengthen the Middle East's Renewable Energy Infrastructure

    Joint venture will operate as a UL and GCC Lab Company based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Partnership will combine resources, knowledge and expertise to expand services to the region’s renewable energy market. Dubai, September 11, 2017:  Global safety science organization, UL, has announced a joint venture with Saudi-based GCC Lab aimed at strengthening the Middle East’s Renewable Energy Infrastructure.    UL’s regional base operates out of offices in Dubai and its new, state-of-the-art lab facility in Abu Dhabi. The joint venture will operate as a ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution Announces New Retail Price of Unsubsidized LPG for Month of September

    Abu Dhabi, 10 September, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution has announced today the new retail price of unsubsidized LPG cylinders for the month of September 2017. As per the announcement that is made on the 10th of every month, the new retail price is as follows: AED55 per 25lb, and AED110 per 50lb.  Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: “Our competitive LPG cylinder prices are set every month to reflect adjustments in international market prices for LPG. With our customers at the heart of our business, we are determined to build on ......read more

    GOV HR Summit to focus on “people-first” initiatives and developing the national workforce

    The region’s biggest HR platform returns to Abu Dhabi on October 30-31, 2017 with speakers from top government, semi government and state owned entities joining the summit Dubai: September 6,, 2017:   The 5th Annual GOV HR Summit, the regions’ leading human resource platform, will welcome a prestigious line-up of speakers including Her Excellency Maytha Al Habsi, Deputy CEO, Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, Ismail Abdulla, CEO, Strata, A Mubadala Company, Fatma Hussain, Chief Human Capital Officer, TECOM Group and Wassem Hassan, Vice President -Human Resources ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution celebrates the opening of its 44th service station in Al Ain City

    Umm Ghafa station opening meets growing fuel and convenience store demand in Al Ain City ADNOC Distribution now has 362 retail service stations in the UAE  Abu Dhabi, 5 September, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading operator of fuel service stations and convenience stores, has celebrated the opening of its 362nd station in the UAE.    The new 24-hour Umm Ghafa service station in Al Ain city can serve 12 vehicles simultaneously and includes a popular Oasis convenience store, a fast food restaurant and facilities for oil change, automatic car ......read more

    Ministerial Meeting Gathers in Italy to Scale-Up Geothermal Energy Worldwide

    Government and private sector leaders assemble to unlock geothermal’s 200GW of potential  Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 5 September 2017:  Leaders and ministers from more than 25 governments will meet in Florence, Italy on 11 September, to accelerate the global adoption of geothermal energy. The Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) meeting represents the largest such ministerial gathering dedicated to geothermal energy development. Geothermal energy today accounts for just 0.3 percent of globally installed renewable energy capacity. However – once start-up costs are met ......read more

    LED to lead the digital signage industry to the next level

    SGI Dubai 2018 to showcase cutting edge digital signage solutions Dubai, September 5, 2017: The digital technologies have overtaken the more traditional print versions of late.  Retailers, entertainment and leisure venues, corporate houses and other businesses are constantly monitoring their marketing and communication approaches to be conspicuous in such a crowded marketplace. As a result, many organisations are taking maximum advantage of powerful signage as choice means of place-based mass communication. Digital signage can be a powerful tool for engaging customers for any business ......read more

    Ideal Standard's Strada helps you create stunning bathrooms with the luxurious hotel look.

    Stylish washbasins, bathtubs, shower trays and mixers with a touch of class. Bathrooms have become an important part of the household, a refuge of relaxation and invigoration. Bathroom design is about defining how you use the space you have available to fit your lifestyle. And nobody does it better than Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions operating across Europe, Middle East and Africa. The wonderful and sophisticated Strada range is the perfect example! With clean lines and streamlined shapes, Strada collection cross-category items are ......read more

    DowDuPont™ Merger Auccessfully Completed

    September 4, 2017 – DowDuPont™ (NYSE:DWDP) today announced the successful completion of the merger of equals between The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (“DuPont”), effective Aug. 31, 2017. The combined entity is operating as a holding company under the name “DowDuPont™” with three divisions – Agriculture, Materials Science and Specialty Products. Shares of DuPont and Dow ceased trading at the close of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Aug. 31, 2017. Beginning today, DowDuPont will start ......read more

    Egypt's Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Discusses Areas of Collaboration With Global Safety Science Firm UL

    Dr Mohammed Shaker shared his vision for the sector  UL presented its insight on the latest technologies and developments Collaboration on future projects will be aimed at helping improve the sector and the lives of the Egyptian people Abu Dhabi, 04 September 2017:  The Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy met with a global safety science firm to gain some valuable insight to the latest technologies in the sector and the safest methods of adopting them.   Dr Mohammed Shaker received the delegation from UL, a renowned expert with a long heritage of ......read more

    Eros Digital Home Opens New Store in Abu Dhabi

    Eros Digital Home Stores expand their footprint in Abu Dhabi to give shoppers another option in terms of location to experience the multi-brand offerings within the brand range.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3rd September 2017:  Eros Group, UAE’s trusted distributor and retailer for consumer electronics with a portfolio of world renowned brands under its umbrella, has launched a new Eros Digital Home store in Khalidiyah Mall, Abu Dhabi. The new store opening is part of a regional expansion plan making this the 26thoperated store of Eros Digital Home in the UAE. The ......read more

    Oscar award winner A.R. Rahman visits E-City outlet in Dubai Mall

    August 30, 2017: Multi-awarded Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist A. R. Rahman is in Dubai to attend the UAE premiere of his film, 'One Heart: The AR Rahman Concert Film.' Rahman recently visited the Dubai Mall outlet of E-City, the leading retailer of a chain of world-class multi-brand electronics retail stores across the UAE and part of Albatha Group, one of UAE’s largest conglomerates. During his visit, E-City CEO Jaouad Dakir facilitated him and congratulated him on his new movie “One Heart: The A.R. Rahman Concert ......read more

    IDdesign brings Italian décor heritage to UAE with the new Camelgroup collection

    The collection features ‘Platinum Day’ and ‘Platinum Night’ ensembles that add a touch of tradition to contemporary homes  Dubai, UAE (August 30, 2017):  As part of its pursuit to unveil globally-renowned furniture collections that are in keeping with local trends, IDdesign, a leading international home lifestyle brand offering contemporary furniture and accessories recently unveiled the new home furnishing line from Camelgroup.  A brand that exudes unmistakable Italian design heritage, Camelgroup was founded in 1983 in the north-eastern part of ......read more

    Chinese TV Brand TCL Witnesses Strong Growth Globally

    TCL Multimedia LCD TV sales volume reach 9,603,392 sets in first half with strong performance in overseas markets United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 29th August 2017:  TCL has been making waves across key global markets, including the UAE. The leading innovator in developing QLED technology and products, TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited, is today amongst the top 4 leading television brands alongside Samsung, LG and Sony.  The sales volume of TCL Multimedia’s LCD TVs’ grew by 34.1% in the first half of 2017 mainly due its strong sales performance in the North ......read more

    Sharjah hospitality sector revenues now worth AED 372 million; grows 7.8 per cent during H1 2017

    August 29, 2017- Sharjah’s hospitality sector revenues witnessed a remarkable 7.8 per cent increase during the first half of 2017 compared with the previous year, with its value reaching AED 372 million, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) announced. The announcement came as the emirate steadily positions itself as a destination of choice for local, regional, and international tourists. SCTDA reported a massive 70 per cent occupancy rate from January to June this year. The total number of guests for the first half of the year reached 885,000, representing a ......read more

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