Cold Hydrostatic Testing successfully completed at Unit 3
Significant step towards the completion of Unit 3 of the Barakah plant
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 December 2018: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has successfully completed Cold Hydrostatic Testing (CHT) at Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The testing, which is a crucial step towards the completion of Unit 3 of the 4-unit Barakah plant, incorporated the lessons learned from Units 1 and 2 and represents a significant milestone in the development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program.
Prior to the commencement of CHT, Unit 3’s Nuclear Steam Supply Systems were flushed with demineralized water, and the Reactor Pressure Vessel Head and Reactor Coolant Pump Seals were installed. During the Cold ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 15, 2018: It’s nearly that time of the year again where us shopaholics start preparing ourselves to pick up the latest bargains at our favourite stores. While the DSF offers start pouring in and take over, it can be a little overwhelming to shop effectively but the Home and Soul sale is one not be missed. With up to 50% off on a huge selection of beautiful homeware items which can be purchased both online and in store, it’s the perfect opportunity to give your home a little refresh ahead of the new year.
The DSF sale starts 16th December until 28th January 2019.
STA Law Firm says legislation will reinforce the country’s position as a preferred shipping destination
Dubai, UAE, 13 December, 2018: Built on traditional pearl diving and dhow building, the UAE’s maritime industry dates back centuries, remaining fundamental to the economy, and legal experts say a new law will significantly benefit the country’s sea trade.
The first draft of the UAE’s new maritime law is expected to be ready in early 2019, and will then be passed to stakeholders for feedback, before being submitted to the federal government for approval.
STA Law Firm, which has represented many of the UAE maritime industry’s major players, believes the new law is a key step to addressing some of the critical problems faced by the industry. Additionally, the new law will reinforce ......read more
The increase in humanitarian emergencies calls for mobile, clean, reliable and affordable energy access solutions
Villaya Emergency can be deployed on site in less than 30 minutes to provide energy for impacted areas
Dubai (United Arab Emirates) – 12 December 2018 – During a humanitarian crisis, electricity is often difficult to access. Schneider Electric , the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, is launching Villaya Emergency, a solar microgrid solution ready to use in any situation thanks to a system combining Schneider Electric technologies and the expertise of innovative start-ups.
Facilitating access to clean, reliable and affordable energy during humanitarian emergencies
Whether due to the geopolitical context, natural disasters or ......read more
Single lever mixer, thermostat or SmartControl – the right solution for everyone
Less installation effort, more shower options
New designs and colours set highlights in the bathroom
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 10 December 2018. Space is often limited making it very valuable. Flush-mounted installations provide more space in the shower without sacrificing functionality or comfort. They also offer additional practical advantages: cleaning is quicker and more convenient. With its concealed installation, the new GROHE Rapido SmartBox not only offers more space in the shower, but also allows a higher degree of flexibility as well as a high scope of planning and installation security. The extensive selection of fittings in various designs, shapes, colours and finishes makes the bathroom shine with an individual ......read more
The Group will present innovative solutions to fight climate change in Katowice
Schneider Electric’s experts & leaders will actively participate at COP24
Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2018: At a time when the latest IPCC report calls for urgent action to fight climate change, Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, is accelerating its contribution to meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. To mark the occasion of COP24 in Katowice (Poland), from December 3 to 14, 2018, Schneider Electric is strengthening its commitments to become carbon neutral by 2030 using solutions that will help accelerate the transition towards a low carbon economy.
Carbon neutral by 2030
“The climate emergency is growing, and new players are ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 10 December 2018: Mubadala Petroleum announces that it has completed the acquisition from Italy’s Eni of a 20 percent participating interest in the Nour North Sinai Offshore Area (”Nour”) concession, an offshore exploration block in Egypt.
In the concession, which is in participation with Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), Eni as operator through its subsidiary, IEOC, now holds a 40 percent interest. The other partners in the concession are BP with 25 percent interest and Tharwa Petroleum Company with 15 percent interest.
Dr. Bakheet Al Katheeri, Chief Executive Officer, Mubadala Petroleum signed a deed with Eni completing the sale to Mubadala Petroleum in the presence of the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum, H.E. Tarek El Molla, in Sharm El Sheikh.
Dr. Al ......read more
As the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 comes to an end, German bathroom brand sponsor hansgrohe – and its regional partner ITC – say the future is looking brighter for protecting the environment
09 December 2018, Dubai, UAE: Solar energy could one day supply most of the world’s energy needs, but it is crucial that individual countries invest in the next generation of innovators to make that happen.
As always, the UAE has been leading the way in pioneering new technology and new thinking. The just concluded Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 (SDME), hosted by DEWA in collaboration with the US Department of Energy Dubai, was an intriguing competition that challenged students from various international universities to design and build a 150 square metre residential house that is entirely ......read more
By Ole S Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank
Dubai, UAE, December 09, 2018: Commodities received a late boost after the Opec+ group managed to agree to a decent output cut; gold, meanwhile, received a bid following a weak US jobs report. The market’s overall focus stayed with the US-China trade war and the increased prospect of a US slowdown.
Commodities found a bid on Friday to finish the week higher after the Opec+ group – following 24 hours of negotiations – agreed to a production cut large enough to support the market. Gold, meanwhile, traded above $1,240/oz in response to a weaker than expected US nonfarm payrolls report.
Until Friday, the market had been struggling amid continued worries about the economic impact of the ongoing trade war. US and global stock markets gyrated wildly ......read more
Dubai welcomes 25,000 cruise tourists in one day, with the arrivals of cruise ships Marella Discovery, Aida Prima, MSC Splendida, Horizon and Celebrity Constellation
Cruise Ships Marella Discovery, Aida Prima and Horizon mark their maiden call to Dubai
Pullmantur Cruise Line marks its debut in the region with the maiden call of Cruise Ship Horizon
Dubai, UAE; 09 December 2018: Port Rashid received five international cruise liners at the Dubai Cruise Terminal on a single day, marking a historic milestone during the 2018/2019 season. The cruise lines originating from UK, USA, Germany, Italy and Spain brought in over 25,000 tourists. The milestone event forms part of the ongoing efforts of the recently formed Dubai Cruise Committee to raise the profile of Dubai as a leading destination for winter sun ......read more
Festive gift ideas for all interior lovers in the region
Dubai, UAE, December 04, 2018: Those who appreciate good design can be a tricky bunch to purchase festive gifts for as they have the most stylish homes that look like they’re straight out of a lifestyle magazine and certainly have a great eye for interior design. If you have a loved one or friend with a passion for home décor that has you stumped for gift ideas, then fear not as Home and Soul Dubai, the unique lifestyle retail concept store, has you covered with a huge array of options you can choose from this season.
Founded and curated by Carol and Wael Sukkar, Home and Soul Dubai is a true ‘hidden gem’ found in leafy Jumeirah. Selling beautiful homewear, interior pieces, plants, gorgeous items for your kids, fashion and jewellery brands and its very ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 01, 2018: Mr Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman of Danube Group hosted the bollywood heart-throb Kartik Aaryan of Pyaar ka Punchnama and Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety at his lavish villa located at Emirates Hills on 30th November for a private meet and greet with select press, family and a few friends.
The rising star was in Dubai to support his favorite team Bengal Tigers, for the action packed cricket dhamaka during the T10 league at the iconic Sharjah stadium. Kartik cheered for the team and wowed the well- heeled guest list in Dubai along with the members of the press.
Founder and Chairman Danube Group Mr Rizwan Sajan said: “I am super thrilled to host the rising star of Bollywood Kartik Aaryan. He is definitely one of the Bollywood's brightest stars and holds immense potential to grow. ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 01, 2018: According to ICAEW’s latest Economic Insight report, economic recovery in the Middle East is slowly gathering momentum after last year’s slump, when economic growth slowed to an eight-year low at only 0.9%. Overall, the Middle East’s GDP is expected to grow to 2.3% in 2018, though growth remains below the 2010-2016 average of 3.9%. The accountancy and finance body says oil continues to dominate and shape the macroeconomic outlook for Middle Eastern economies, despite major economic diversification efforts.
Economic Insight: Middle East Q4 2018, produced by Oxford Economics, says the same factors that slowed down economic growth in 2017 are now contributing to the overall economic recovery. Oil prices have hit their highest levels since the end of November 2014 in recent weeks at ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2018: According to ICAEW’s latest Economic Insight report, the economic outlook for UAE is set to accelerate to 2% this year, up from the eight-year low of 0.8% in 2017, supported by rising oil prices, regional economic recovery, higher public spending and investment and a gradual build-up in business momentum. The accountancy and finance body says the non-oil sector, which represents close to 70% of the UAE’s economy, is driving the country’s economic growth this year.
Economic Insight: Middle East Q4 2018, produced by Oxford Economics, says the oil sector is expected to remain a drag on growth in 2018, as overall production has remained limited in the first half of 2018 at an average of 2.85 million barrels per day, down by almost 2% from the average of 2.91 million barrels per day in ......read more
Dubai,United Arab Emirates,28 November 2018: After a twelve year retail reign in The Dubai Mall, home interiors and festive decor store Irony Home are here to kick - start the festive season, launching their first Christmas pop -up store in collaboration with The Lime Tree Cafe and Kitchen.
Founded by Rima Dardenne, Irony Home closed their doors at The Dubai Mall and made the bold move to online store, launching their e-commerce platform ironyhome.com. The collaboration at The Lime Tree Cafe will be the first time Rima brings to life her magical Christmas Wonderland, outside of The Dubai Mall.
“Pop-up stores are taking over the retail world. Pop -ups are the perfect avenue for online stores to make a “flash” appearance and reach customers they could not reach before. These stores are used to ......read more
28th November 2018, Dubai, UAE: Dubai Carbon has enabled yet another key energy player to enter the UAE renewable energy market, following the signing of an agreement with energy experts PLC System S.r.l.
Mr. Francesco Esposito, Sole Director of PLC System S.r.l signed a joint venture agreement with the CEO of Dubai Carbon, Mr. Ivano Iannelli signaling the increasing growth of Dubai Carbon’s portfolio of renewable energy partners, strengthening their position as the region’s renewable energy experts, and supporting the U.A.E.’s commitment towards a greener economy.
The partnership between the two leaders in the renewable energy market will enable access to advanced systems required to generate renewable energy and in turn achieve the stringent targets set out in Dubai’s Clean Energy ......read more
At Big 5 Dubai 2018, DAB launches the world’s best energy-efficient water management solutions for urban development
DUBAI - November 27, 2018: DAB Water Technology, an Italian frontrunner in the global water management industry, brings to Dubai a range of solutions utilising the advantages of renewable energy for urban development. At Big 5 Dubai 2018, taking place from November 26 to 29 at Dubai World Trade Centre, DAB introduces a range of solutions, focused on innovation, digitalisation and safety of people.
DAB is among a few water technology solution providers globally to offer a comprehensive range with more than 2,000 products. DAB produces over three million pumps per year catering mainly to residential, commercial, and agricultural irrigation sectors. DAB offers energy-saving Italian technologies, ......read more
The award aims to recognise best practices in energy efficiency to enhance constructive contribution to a sustainable future
Dubai, UAE, November 27, 2018: Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) unveiled the fourth edition of Emirates Energy Award (EEA) - 2020 at a press conference held at Fairmont – Amman, Jordan on 27th November. The DSCE’s move comes as part of its goals and promotion plans.
The press conference was attended by high-ranking officials from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan, HE Mattar Saif Al Shamsi, the UAE ambassador to Jordan, HE Ahmad Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), and Vice Chairman of the ......read more
Come share your pledge and get the chance to win
Pan Emirates gives back on the 47th UAE National Day
PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE.
Dubai, UAE, November 27, 2018: PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio, and outdoor furniture brand in the region, is a proud home-grown brand. To celebrate the 47th National Day of the UAE, we are giving shoppers the opportunity to show their love and support for the country through us.
Our pledge is to serve our customers better for years to come. We invite you to come and pledge to build a better future tomorrow. Share your ideas on how you will contribute to make your surroundings better, and stand a chance to win with Pan Emirates. The best 10 pledges will win ......read more
10% stake in Ghasha Concession in Abu Dhabi
Close partnership with ADNOC: 40 years term concession
Investments running into the billions in the growth region in the Arabian Gulf
Abu Dhabi, November 26, 2018: Wintershall will invest in one of the world’s most important centers for oil and gas production: The company will take a ten percent stake in the Ghasha Concession alongside the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in the United Arab Emirates. The Hail, Ghasha, Dalma and other ultra-sour gas and condensate fields such as Nasr, SARB and Mubarraz are located in the Al Dhafra region off the coast of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO, as well as Mario Mehren, CEO of Wintershall, have now signed a ......read more
Wintershall awarded 10 percent concession share in the Ghasha offshore sour gas mega-project, marking the first time a German oil and gas company joins an ADNOC concession
Concession agreement will give ADNOC access to world-leading sour gas technology
Project contributes to ADNOC’s In-Country Value program and is expected to produce more than 1.5 billion cubic feet of gas per day
Announcement builds on momentum generated by the Supreme Petroleum Council’s approval of ADNOC’s new integrated gas strategy
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – November 26, 2018: The Abu Dhabi Government and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) have added Wintershall Holding GmbH to the Ghasha ultra-sour gas mega-project with a 10 percent stake. The Ghasha concession consists of the Hail, Ghasha, Dalma and other ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2018: EDF, the world-leading nuclear operator, and Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) that is mandated to operate and maintain the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, signed a long-term framework agreement whereby EDF will provide a range of services to support Nawah in operating and maintaining the Barakah Plant, the first nuclear energy plant in the Arab World.
With more than 50 years of nuclear experience and acclaimed expertise in supporting newcomer countries, EDF will provide Nawah with services in a number of areas including operational safety, radiation protection, fuel-cycle management and environmental monitoring. The EDF Group will provide expertise in the form of engineering studies, on-site support, training and benchmarking ......read more
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 22 November 2018 – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced a partnership with Verger Delporte to become a Certified Reseller and EcoStruxure Advisor to support innovation in franchised panel building in electric facilities.
This Christmas, add a touch of sparkle and magic to your home with John Lewis’s biggest and most colourful range of festive decorations to date!
Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2018: Transform your home into a Winter Wonderland and fire up your festive spirit with the new selection of Christmas decorations by John Lewis, available exclusively at Robinsons, Dubai Festival City Mall. The new John Lewis Home Christmas collection will add a touch of luxury and elegance to any home, bringing life to the holiday season.
Featuring four festive colour palettes of Amber & Gold, Moonstone, Emerald and Ruby, choose from a selection of beautiful baubles, tinsel, festive wreaths and stunning accessories to create the perfect cosy winter atmosphere at home. From ornaments to stockings, decorative wreaths, garlands, place settings ......read more
The sensational Mahira Khan graced the occasion
Danube Home employees a robot as a staff
Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2018: In keeping with its commitment to offer its customers an unmatched home improvement experience and in line with its vision to expand its presence in the United Arab Emirates, the region’s leading home interior solutions brand Danube Home recently launched its biggest multi-level Showroom at Umm Suqueim street, Al Barsha Dubai. The showroom is spread across 100, 000 sq feet area and is the largest retail showroom of the region. Present on the occasion was the bold and beautiful actor Mahira Khan, Chairman and founder Mr Rizwan Sajan, Director Danube Group Mr Adel Sajan along, MD Danube Group Mr Anis Sajan along with other senior management of the group.
The group has invested AED 100 ......read more
Abu Dhabi, August 04, 2018: Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) announced plans to launch five new customer journeys by end of 2018, following the launch of its pioneering initiative TAMM, the Abu Dhabi government services solutions through an integrated journey focused approach and deliver integrated and personalized customer experiences.
The plans were discussed during a workshop held recently in the presence of Director Generals and Executives of 10 government entities. Representatives from the Department of Health, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners ......read more
2 August, 2018 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading regional district cooling utility company, today released its consolidated financial results for the first half of 2018. The company continues to meet the region’s growing demand for district cooling and deliver solid performance and growth.
Financial highlights – six months ended 30 June 2018:
Net profit attributable to the parent increased by 10 per cent to AED 211.9 million (H1 2017: AED 192.7 million)
Group revenue increased ......read more
Core revenues increased by 2.6% to AED 678.4m year on year
Tile and sanitaryware revenues increased 2.7% in UAE, 17.2% in Saudi Arabia, 2.2% in India and 6.0% in Europe year on year.
Tableware revenue increased 25.5% year on year due to growth in Europe and US markets
Core gross profit margin reached an all-time high of 34.7%, increasing by 50bps
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, 02 August 2018: RAK Ceramics PJSC (Ticker: RAKCEC: Abu Dhabi), one of the largest ceramics’ brands in the world, announced its financial results for the second quarter ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 01, 2018: One cannot deny that the bathroom is one of the most used rooms in our home, so it gets difficult to keep it tidy and organized. Transforming the bathroom into an exciting and comforting space is not easy. Everyone’s bathroom is different and there’s no one-size-fits-all formula. However, the right tips to keep the bathroom organized and uncluttered, using the right mix of furniture and accessories can make all the difference in creating a sense or orderliness and space.
Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of ......read more
The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) today discussed the pilot launch of the ‘Local Cruise Ship License System’ with Major General Pilot Ahmed Mohammed Bin Thani, Acting Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police. During the meeting, DMCA stressed the importance of the qualitative step in establishing solid foundations to promote marine leisure sector in line with Dubai’s bid to become one of the world's leading maritime destinations. The new system will allow access to services using smartphones as DMCA continues to intensify its smart transformation initiatives for easier, ......read more
Reports 2Q18 EPS of $1.71, up 8.2%; Adjusted 2Q18 EPS of $1.94, up 23%
International Operating Profit up 8.4%; Adj. Operating Profit Climbed 15%
Average Daily Exports Increased 9.5%, Led by Europe
Supply Chain & Freight Operating Profit up 1.9%; Adjusted Operating Profit Rose 17%
U.S. Domestic Revenue Increased 6.3% on Higher Base Pricing
YTD Cash from Operations was $7.2B and Free Cash Flow Surged to $4.4B
Reaffirms 2018 Adjusted EPS and Raises Free Cash Flow Guidance to $5B
Dubai, UAE, July 30, 2018: UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced ......read more
Dubai, UAE; 30 July, 2018: 2XL, the homegrown luxury furniture and home décor brand in the UAE, has created a grand look for the bedroom with the launch of its Florenza bed in golden hue with a tinge of cream colour.
The beautiful tufted style of the bed gives the room a sophisticated, glamourous look. The artfully crafted legs add a touch of opulence to this elegant bed. The matching nightstands complete the look and are perfect for storing away essentials.
According to Amit Yadav, marketing manager, 2X: “Florenza bed pulls off a look that is clean and grand at ......read more
July 28, 2018. Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has announced that it will participate in the 2018 edition of the Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology (SMM) Hamburg Exhibition in Germany alongside the Dubai Chamber in September. The largest technology and marine equipment exhibition will be held from September 4 to 7, 2018, in Hamburg, a major port city in northern Germany. The world’s number one trade fair for the maritime industry will provide DMCA with a global platform to showcase Dubai’s leadership and standards of excellence as one of the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 25 July 2018: Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the nuclear operating joint venture company established by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), celebrated the graduation of 195 students who are specializing in nuclear energy as part of the ‘Energy Pioneers’ scholarship program.
The graduates successfully completed nuclear science and technology focused courses from various institutions of higher education in the UAE and abroad, including Khalifa University (Abu Dhabi), Abu Dhabi Polytechnic, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, July 23, 2018: Ducati UAE, part of Al Masaood Group, a highly diversified group of businesses, participated in the World Ducati Week on its 10th edition held recently in Misano, Italy where thousands of Ducati bike rider champions and enthusiasts from around the world gathered for a three-day celebration featuring a wide range of exciting activities such as racing, riding courses, and Italian-style summer entertainment. The event was attended as well by this year’s Rookie Cup champion, Lara Pepler and members of the Ducati Owners Club UAE.
The 10th World Ducati Week, which ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 23, 2018: Leading home furnishing and improvement of Middle East, Danube Home has recently opened their fifth big box store at Salalah Oman with an investment of AED 40 Million. Present at the launch were Mr Rizwan Sajan Chairman and Founder Danube Group, Mr Adel Sajan, Director Danube Group along with senior management of the Group.
The new store spans across 70,000 square feet of retail space spread across two floors, with a huge assortment of 50,000 home furnishing and improvement products. The design, colour, product categories, clearly marked signage and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 23, 2018: Thanks to better nutrition and improvements in veterinary medicine, our pets are living longer than ever before. Whether your pet is considered a senior depends on its size. For cats and smaller dogs, old age is anything above seven years. Larger dogs, however, are senior at five years old. While old age is not a disease, older pets are more likely to develop health concerns, including a greater risk of heart disease and weight control.
With 36 staff dealing with more than 60 animal-related cases daily, British Veterinary Hospital is experiencing a marked ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 21 July 2018: The UAE-China Economic Forum held in Abu Dhabi in the presence of H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, H.E. Zhong Shan, Minister of Commerce of PRC, H.E. Omar Al Olama, Minister of State for AI, and a number of senior officials and businessmen from both countries. The forum was held on the sidelines of the visit of H.E Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China and his accompanying delegation, to the UAE.
The forum that was co-organized between the Ministry of Economy and the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, ......read more
UAE, 21 July, 2018 - The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) has revealed that USD 518 million worth of fertilizers were exported by the Arab region to Brazil from first six months of this year.
According to the ABCC, the high number of fertilizers exported from the Arab region into Brazil demonstrates the strong ties maintained by countries like the UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Bahrain and Egypt among others. In fact, Kuwait hits USD 58.64 million worth of fertilizers exports to Brazil, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia exported USD 48.13 million, while UAE USD 42.87 million, Egypt USD 32.53 million ......read more
July 21, 2018 - Recent news of Dubai joining for the first time the top five international shipping centers comes in the midst of intensive efforts aimed at catapulting the local maritime industry into the ranks of the world’s best as per the directives of the UAE’s leadership. Citing its innovative free-trade zone and improvement in the domestic trade environment, Dubai is one of the top 5 world-class maritime cities listed in the International Shipping Centre Development Index (ISCD) compiled by the Baltic Exchange and Xinhua alongside Singapore, Hong Kong, London, and ......read more
The renewable fuel alternative is manufactured from the used cooking oil produced by restaurants at The Sustainable City
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 July 2018: The Sustainable City, the Middle East’s first fully operational sustainable community, has adopted B100 biodiesel to fuel the construction of the new buildings in phase 2 including Fairgreen International School, Hotel Indigo, and the innovation centre. The renewable fuel alternative is manufactured from the used cooking oil consumed by the restaurants at the community plaza, and will allow The Sustainable City ......read more
Custom-made Indonesian decor with an ethnic flair
Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018: After a huge demand of their previous collection, Home and Soul release their new Bali collec-tion this month, an array of home items that represents both serenity and peace to help accen-tuate the summer vibe within your home.
The new collection includes a variety of items such as ethnic rugs, hand crafted rattan chairs, ladders in white wash and small elegant accessories such as crabs, turtles and starfish which act as both decorative pieces and paper holders too. The collection resonates with ......read more
GROHE’s sustainability performance is above target.
Sustainability is an integral part of GROHE's strategy which focuses on efficient growth and includes the entire value chain, partners, customers, suppliers and employees.
Mission, values, strategy and organisation – the world's leading supplier of sanitary fittings has now published all relevant information on its sustainability approach in a second official report.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17 July 2018. Today, in its second sustainability report, GROHE, the world's leading provider of ......read more
A sneak peek into what to expect from IKEA in terms of brand collaboration and limited collections ahead of its catalogue launch in August
Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018: Ahead of the UAE Catalogue launch, IKEA, the much-loved Swedish furniture retailer, has showcased a sneak peek of its upcoming global collections and products – and introduced some of its exciting collaborations with world-renowned brands at Democratic Design Days, held annually in Älmhult, Sweden. IKEA has also announced new commitments that are set to inspire and enable sustainable living - making ......read more
New 175,000-square metre facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone to connect to global markets
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 July 2018:- DP World, UAE Region, the Middle East’s leading regional trade enabler, today signed an important Strategic Long Term Service Agreement with Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas, aimed at supporting the UAE’s position as a major exporter of the metal.
The agreement extends the strategic partnership between the two companies, facilitating the storage and ......read more
Cable to cover 700km across two islands in the Indian Ocean on East Africa
Abu Dhabi, 16 July 2018: E-marine, the leading company in providing marine engineering and installation services for submarine cables in the region, bagged a contract from Huawei Marine Networks to install the ‘Mauritius and Rodrigues Submarine Cable System’ (MARS), which covers a distance of 700 km connecting two islands in the Indian Ocean.
The MARS cable will help boost internet connectivity through the provision of high-speed, large capacity bandwidth between the two islands ......read more
DHL Express partners with Al Nabooda Automobiles to customize Volkswagen e-Golf electric car for document delivery and collection
The initiative is a step towards DHL’s goal in achieving zero emissions by the year 2050
Dubai, July 11, 2018: DHL Express, the world’s leading international express logistics provider, has partnered with Al Nabooda Automobiles to introduce for the first time in the region the all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf for deliveries and collections. This is in line with DHL’s latest announcement on the Cubicyle, a cargo bike ......read more
Dubai, UAE; 11 July 2018: 2XL, the homegrown luxury furniture and home décor brand in the UAE, has launched the elegant Louna beige color sofa set in velvet for luxurious living rooms.
The velvet fabric gives it a smooth silky feel that makes for a comfortable seating. The set is beautifully designed with curved arms and legs in silver tint that matches the sofa’s beige colour. You can accentuate the beauty of the sofa with printed cushions.
According to Amit Yadav, Marketing manager, at 2XL Furniture and Home Décor “Louna sofa is inspired by the luxurious ......read more
Dubai, July 10, 2018: Caparol Paints, the German leader in the global paints industry, recently hosted a delegation of interior designers from China at its state-of-the-art facility in the UAE.
The delegation of 28 interior designers from China was here to learn about the interior design industry in the UAE and the Middle East as a whole. They were given a tour of the Caparol UAE facility along with expert insights into the products developed by Caparol. The Caparol team also gave them valuable insights into the local market and a peek into other countries in the ......read more
All major concrete work successfully completed at Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant
Major construction work completed on Unit 3 Turbine Generator and Reactor Vessel (RV) Internals
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 10 July 2018: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has achieved a series of significant milestones in the construction of Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi. ENEC has successfully completed the major construction work including major concrete pouring, installation of the Turbine Generator, and the internal ......read more
UAE, July 9, 2018 – The RIPE Network Coordination Centre (NCC), the Ministry of telecommunications in Lebanon and OGERO, the public operator, successfully held “Lebanon IPv6 Week” in Beirut, inaugurating the deployment of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in Lebanon and supporting Internet stakeholders with the necessary technical expertise for this deployment. The IPv6 training activities and the national IPv6 meeting were held as part of the collaborative efforts of OGERO, the RIPE NCC and the American University of Beirut (AUB) to raise awareness about the importance of ......read more
Digital Transformation initiative will explore Artificial Intelligence and IoT technologies to help transportation and logistics services company create a competitive advantage
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 09 July 2018: Emirates Transport, one of the largest transportation and logistics services companies in the Middle East, will implement Oracle Cloud Applications to drive a major digital transformation across all its core business operations. The initiative will help Emirates Transport introduce innovative offerings that create new revenue streams, deliver exceptional ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 9 July 2018 – A handover ceremony marked the change of GAC Abu Dhabi’s airport office to free zone status, boosting the benefits already enjoyed by the company’s existing customers.
The new status of the office located within Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone’s (ADAFZ) cargo terminal is also expected to attract new clients.
GAC Abu Dhabi is no stranger to Abu Dhabi International Airport, as it has had an operations base there since 1994. Its air freight business goes back even further, to 1969, when Al Bateen airport first began ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates July 5, 2018: Milestone Landscaping, the hub for interior, patio, and landscaping designs in the city, now proudly registered as confining to the stringent checks of the international quality standard ISO 9001:2015 in its systems. The concept by interior design and landscapist extraordinaire, Sejal Nagjee, has hitherto offered unmatched external as well as internal operating quality that has assured excellent service to its countless private as well as corporate clients in the region.
ISO 9001:2015 specifies requirements for a quality ......read more
For international consignments weighing between 15 and 30 kg
Up to 60% to India, Egypt, China, Pakistan, the Philippines and Bangladesh
Dubai, UAE; 04 July 2018: Emirates Post, UAE’s leading postal and express provider, is extending the discount campaign on its international Express to-door delivery service until July 31, 2018. Varied savings of up to 60% can be availed for shipments weighing 15-30kg to six destinations: India, Egypt, China, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Bangladesh.
“The discount campaign that was running during the month ......read more
Abu Dhabi, June 25-26, 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; July 3, 2018: Business France jointly with EVOLEN, and the French Business Group hosted the third UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days from June 25th to 26th in Abu Dhabi and Ruwais. The two days forum included ADNOC and its subsidiaries, as well as several ADNOC partners including Mudabala Petroleum.
This event was launched under the patronage of His Excellency Ludovic Pouille, Ambassador of France to the United Arab Emirates.
Following the successful sessions in 2015 and 2017, under the framework of UAE ......read more
New service uses technology to bring efficiency to trucking market
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – July 3, 2018 – Homoola today announced the formal launch of its digital load-matching service in Saudi Arabia, where it will bring new efficiency to road freight by using technology to pair shippers and trucking companies.
Homoola’s load-matching technology addresses the pain points felt by both shippers and carriers. It gives shippers access to capacity at times of peak demand and allows them to optimize the efficiency of their shipments at ......read more
GROHE is a full-service supplier of harmoniously designed complete bathroom solutions
Cube, Euro and Bau are perfectly designed to match the most popular GROHE faucets series
Innovative features for more comfort, longevity and hygiene
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 3 July 2018. Design from a single source: Thanks to the GROHE ceramics lines Cube Ceramic, Euro Ceramic and Bau Ceramic, every bathroom now becomes a harmoniously coordinated oasis of well-being. From washbasins in different sizes to bidets and toilets, GROHE offers a comprehensive assortment of bathroom ......read more
ADIPEC Awards Celebrate Excellence in the Petroleum Industry
Categories Highlight Outstanding Achievements Shaping the Future in an Evolving Landscape for Hydrocarbons
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 3 July 2018 – Entries for the oil and gas industry’s prestigious ADIPEC 2018 Awards are now open, with six categories focused on issues crucial to the progress and resilience of the hydrocarbons sector.
Celebrating achievements across the oil and gas industry, the ADIPEC Awards identify the leading companies, individuals, initiatives, projects and ......read more
1 July 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The United Arab Emirates hosted the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Phase 3 Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) mission from 24 to 1 July. The aim of the mission was to assist the UAE by providing a review of the nation’s overall nuclear energy infrastructure. The UAE is the first country to implement and achieve Milestone 3 of the IAEA’s ‘Milestones’ approach to nuclear energy infrastructure development.
An international team of ten IAEA and international experts reviewed the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2018: Ahead of the seasonal surge in demand for luxury vehicle shipments to popular holiday destinations, Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, today celebrates the launch of ‘FlightValet’, its newly designed product that aims to ease the process of moving motor vehicles across the globe.
Etihad Cargo transports hundreds of high-value vehicles annually on its passenger and freighter aircraft, and this new product will further simplify the customers’ booking experience.
Commenting on the launch, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 01, 2018: Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, harnesses the power of sunlight in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. After an initial product launch in India earlier this year, Signify is introducing Philips SunStay, an integrated solar street light, and Philips LifeLight, an innovative solar lantern, in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Vietnam and on the African continent.
“As one of the fastest growing and most sustainable segments in public lighting, solar lighting is making a noticeable difference ......read more
June 30, 2018. Dubai, UAE: The Maritime Advisory Council, an initiative of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), has emphasized the need to unify joint efforts of maritime and private sector leaders to develop forward-looking solutions designed to shape the future of the local maritime community. Highlighting the solid pillars of innovation, sustainability and smart transformation, the Council said during the meeting held at the DMCA headquarters that developing effective strategies and capitalizing on opportunities will help make Dubai the most comprehensive, competitive, and distinctive ......read more
Grandweld’s participation in the global forum strengthens the UAE’s cutting-edge quality in the shipbuilding industry and its competitiveness in both engineering quality and economic feasibility
Dubai, UAE, 30 June 2018: Grandweld, the pioneering UAE-based shipyard, is participating in the International Tug, Salvage & OSV Convention and Exhibition (ITS), which is currently held in Marseille, Frane until 29th of June 2018. Grandweld is showing its manufacturing capabilities, while focusing on its outstanding strengths in tug, salvage and offshore service ......read more
New lifestyle-concept showroom in Dubai to cater for the growing demand for customized solutions
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 28th June 2018. Alshaya Enterprises, a division of Alshaya Group and one of the Gulf’s premier commercial establishments, announced today the opening of their newest showroom in Dubai. Prominently located on Sheikh Zayed Road, the prestigious European lifestyle-concept showroom will be home to the finest commercial equipment and high quality stylish furnishings for the office and home.
“We are absolutely delighted with the opening ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 28, 2018: Introduction and basis for preparation
This report sets out details of the payments made to governments by RAK Petroleum plc and its subsidiary undertakings (‘RAK Petroleum’) for the year ended 31 December 2017 as required under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (the ‘DTRs’) and in accordance with our interpretation of the draft Industry Guidance issued for the UK’s Report on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014, as amended in December 2015 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2018: Siemens has received an order for three SGT5-4000F gas turbines from United Arab Emirates (UAE). The turbines will be used in Unit H Phase 4 of the Al Aweer power plant complex which is located approximately 35 kilometers from downtown Dubai. DEWA has awarded the project EPC contract to Siemens in a consortium led by the Egypt-based company El Sewedy Electric Co SAE (SWDY.CA) through its subsidiary Elsewedy Power. With an electrical generating capacity of about 815 megawatts (MW), the turbines will increase the total output of the power plant complex to more ......read more
New Partnership between the Suez Canal Economic Zone and Kuwait’s Agility
Mohab Mamish: Establishment of a global logistics hub in East Port Said
Hub will follow international standards to make East Port Said the most competitive in the region
Tarek Sultan: Egypt’s prominent location makes it an ideal site for a regional distribution hub
Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2018: Admiral Mohab Mamish, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and Chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZONE), along with Mr. Tarek Sultan, Vice Chairman and CEO of Agility, ......read more
June 25, 2018: As part of Al-Futtaim Logistics’ regional expansion plans, it has opened the second warehousing facility in the metropolis city of Riyadh. The local distribution centre now scales up a total of 15,000 sqms co-existing with its primary warehouse in Jeddah.
Driven by consumer demand, the two facilities currently handle retail brands with categories including fashion, footwear, hardware, DIY furniture and home appliances. The distribution centres are an extension of the Al-Futtaim company’s 3PL solutions to bring brands and consumers within close ......read more
Dubai, UAE; 25 June, 2018: 2XL, the homegrown luxury furniture and home décor brand in the UAE, has launched Blomsbury, a coffee color sofa set that renders an elegant and soothing feel to the living room.
For a neutral colour scheme, soft pastel colours such as light blue or grey colour cushions and curtains will go well with Blomsbury. The set is detailed with buttons on the sides.
According to Amit Yadav, Marketing Manager, at 2XL Furniture and Home Décor “Bloomsbury sofa set adds an air of luxury without compromising on the comfort of space. ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 24, 2018: The Bloomberg Commodity Index has seen its year-to-date gains disappear following four weeks of heavy selling. The broad-based index, which tracks 22 major commodities evenly split between energy, metals and agriculture, has been hurt by a stronger dollar and trade war angst as well as expectations that Opec+ will increase production in order to cap crude oil’s upside.
The current robustness of the US economy compared with the rest of the world has led to the current divergence in monetary policy between the Federal Reserve and other major ......read more
Superbrands, the independent authority and arbiter of branding, announced it will host its annual tribute event to honour and recognize 58 of UAE’s strongest brands on June 27, 2018. At the event, Superbrands will also announce the highly awaited ‘Brand of the Year’ award and unveil the 14th edition of the much sought-after Superbrands book, which includes a two-page profile of each of the Superbrands.
In its 14th edition, the Superbrands tribute event is considered the ‘Oscars of Branding’ by the corporate world and speaking about the event, Mr. Mike English, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 20 June 2018: Mubadala Petroleum announces that it has completed the acquisition from Italy’s Eni of a 10 percent participating interest in the offshore Shorouk Concession in Egypt, which contains the supergiant Zohr gas field. Following the completion, Eni, through its subsidiary IEOC, holds a 50 percent interest in the concession. The other partners in the concession are BP with 10 percent interest and Rosneft with 30 percent interest.
Dr. Bakheet Al Katheeri, Chief Executive Officer, Mubadala Petroleum signed a deed with Eni completing the sale to ......read more
June 20, 2018 - Etihad ESCO, the leading energy service company, announced the signing of an agreement with Jamal Al Ghurair Group to retrofit two of their industrial facilities in Abu Dhabi- Gypsemna and Porcellan. Etihad ESCO and Jamal Al Ghurair Group formed the partnership after identifying the enormous energy savings potential of the project. Being the first retrofit program to be undertaken by Etihad ESCO in Abu Dhabi, the project is set to pave the way for increased adoption of retrofit measures in the capital.
Jamal Al Ghurair Group is a diversified family-owned group with ......read more
The poll on nuclear energy conducted by independent global market research company Nielsen shows that 82 percent of UAE residents are in favor of using nuclear energy for generating electricity - the highest level of support globally
Al Dhafra residents show highest acceptance levels in the UAE for the construction of the Barakah plant
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 20 June 2018: An independent national poll on nuclear energy shows the UAE public strongly supports the use of peaceful nuclear energy, with 82 percent of residents in favor of using nuclear energy for generating ......read more