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    EMEA Businesses Prioritise Finding and Keeping Talent in 2018, HireRight Research Reveals

    Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2018:  HireRight, a leading provider of global candidate due diligence services, has announced findings from its 2018 EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report. Finding, retaining and developing talent has been earmarked as a key challenge this year for more than half (52%) of EMEA businesses, according to the latest annual EMEA employment screening benchmark report from HireRight. In this year’s survey of human resource (HR) and risk professionals in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), employee growth emerged as one of the top priorities for EMEA businesses. 71% of companies reported that they are planning to grow their workforce in 2018, compared to 59% in 2017. Further, there has been a shift from attracting talent to retaining it, with 43% of businesses having identified maximising ......read more

    Elephants migrate despite protected area boundaries and international borders

    Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2018:  A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria set out to unravel migration in the world’s largest terrestrial mammal - the savanna elephant. Migration, a term often associated with wildebeest in the Serengeti, is more common amongst large mammals than one might think, particularly in species that inhabit highly seasonal environments. A common assumption is that elephants also migrate but until now there has been a lack of evidence to support this notion. “We know elephants can move long distances and that these movements often coincide with changes in season, but whether or not these movements were migratory was hearsay,” says Professor Rudi van Aarde, supervisor of the study and Chair of CERU. The research project has so far been ......read more

    2XL enhances e-commerce services with ‘cash on delivery' option

    Dubai, UAE, August 11, 2018:  2XL, the homegrown luxury furniture and home décor brand, has upgraded their e-commerce services with the launch of ‘cash on delivery’ option on orders of accessories worth AED 500 to AED 2000. The user-friendly website- www.2xlme.com- features latest products from 2XL’s collections.  All products are delivered in three working days within the UAE and the cash on delivery is from AED 500 to AED 2000 on accessories only. According to Amit Yadav, Marketing Manager, 2XL Furniture and Home Décor, “E-commerce is now an important part of our business. Our customers appreciate the fact that they can shop from their homes or wherever they are, at the click of a button. To cater to the growing usage of e-commerce, we have initiated many special offers for online purchase and, ......read more

    Public-Private Partnerships to boost Economic development in the Gulf

    Oliver Wyman releases new report highlighting the impact of PPPs on national infrastructures across major Gulf economies  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 07 August 2018:  In recent years, since the oil price slump, plans have emerged across the Gulf to curb fiscal deficits and diversify economies, most notably through the development of national infrastructure, highlights a new report by Oliver Wyman.   Titled “How Public-Private Partnerships can support the Gulf’s Economic development,” the report highlights the significance of the private sector’s contribution to the emerging economies. Public-Private-Partnerships (PPPs) stand among the main levers being considered in the Gulf as a means to boost private sector contribution to the economy and to offload some of the financing burden from ......read more

    The 2nd Edition of the Phanes Group Solar Incubator set to kick off 7th August 2018

    Winner(s) will be announced at the “Unlocking Solar Capital: Africa 2018” conference in November Dubai, UAE, August 07, 2018:  Phanes Group, an international end-to-end solar provider headquartered in Dubai, UAE, has announced the 2nd edition of its Solar Incubator program, aimed at identifying PV projects of potential in sub-Saharan Africa by providing support to funding, and commercial and technical knowledge. The initiative held under the theme, “Your Project, Our Expertise, For a Sustainable Future”, will be held in collaboration with Hogan Lovells, responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding, RINA and Solarplaza, and invites PV developers to submit proposals for projects based in sub-Saharan Africa that have a clear Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) component. Candidates are asked to submit ......read more

    Agility Reports 19% Q2 Earnings Increase

      Q2 2018  (Million KD  Q2 2017 (Million KD) Variance (%)  H1 2018 (MillionKD) H1 2017 (Million KD) Variance (%) Revenue 384.2   342.1 12.3% 756 662.6 14.1% Net Revenue 124.3 117.8 5.5% 248.9 228.6  8.9% EBITDA  37.1 32.6   13.6%  74.8  63.4  18 % Net Profit  20  16.8  18.7%  38.9  31.4  23.9% EPS (fils)  13.8 11.6   18.7%  26.9  21.7  24%       Dubai, UAE, August 06, 2018:  Agility, a leading global logistics provider, ......read more

    Barakah Unit 2 Successfully Completes Significant Pre-Operational Testing

    Unit 2 Hot Functional Test (HFT) completed successfully as part of testing and commissioning in preparation for operation Nawah operators benefit from unique plant operating experience Abu Dhabi, UAE – 6 August 2018:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has successfully completed Hot Functional Testing (HFT) on Unit 2 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant. This significant pre-operational testing process incorporated all lessons learned from the same test on Unit 1 in order to achieve the highest international standards of quality, safety and efficiency.   ENEC worked closely with the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), the Joint Venture partner and Prime Contractor for the Barakah project, and under the observation of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the ......read more

    Picking the Perfect Coffee Table with Home and Soul Dubai

    A formula for styling coffee tables  Dubai, UAE, August 06, 2018:  Coffee tables have been a focal point of any living room for years. This piece of furniture is put to a myriad of uses every day. It can be used as a display for a fresh set of roses or an enticing book. A well-designed table can complement the look and decor of the space.  However, choosing the right table is the first crucial step. A coffee table reflects the owner’s style and choice. Home and Soul Dubai, a lifestyle concept store, consists of pieces from destinations dotted around the globe that are simplistic, yet carefully considered and defined. They have recently launched a new set of bronze embellished coffee tables starting from 1,600 AED. These can leave any room feeling sophisticated and well put together. Being a blank canvas one ......read more

    Tabreed's H1 2018 Net Profit Increases 10% To AED 211.9 Million

    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 by 2 per cent to AED 650.7 million (H1 2017: AED 639.2 million) Core chilled water revenue increased by 2 per cent to AED 617.3 million (H1 2017: AED 602.3 million) EBITDA increased by 6 per cent to AED 326.1 million (H1 2017: AED 308 ......read more

    RAK Ceramics Announces Q2 2018 Financial Results

    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 ended 30 June 2018.   The company reported steady year on year performance with total revenues stable at AED 719.2 million and core revenues growing by 2.6% to AED 678.4 million.    RAK Ceramics’ total revenues ......read more

    Tips to organize your bathroom and make it aesthetically appealing with the right furniture from Ideal Standard

    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 innovative bathroom solutions operating across Europe, Middle East and Africa, offers the following tips to keep the bathroom spick and span and in top condition: Instead of just a basin, install a wall-hung basin unit, a storage cabinet under your ......read more

    UPS 2Q18 Revenue Up 9.6% On Strong Growth and Pricing

    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 second-quarter diluted earnings per share growth of 8.2%, to $1.71, and adjusted diluted earnings per share growth of 23%, to $1.94.    Second-quarter 2018 adjusted results exclude a pre-tax charge of $263 million, or $0.23 per share ......read more

    Florenza bed from 2XL gives a luxurious makeover with its grand look

    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 the same time. The shape and design of the bed is an important factor to consider when designing your bedroom. Florenza with its golden hue goes with soft wall colors, dark wooden floors and matches with any color of quilt or bedsheet.” The ......read more

    Nawah Energy Company Celebrates the Graduation of 195 ‘Energy Pioneers'

    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, and Pennsylvania State University, Texas A&M University and North Carolina State University in the United States of America.  Nawah Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mark Reddemann, congratulated the students in his speech, and emphasized ......read more

    Fifth Danube Home Store Open Doors in Oman

    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 friendly sales staff will definitely provide you with an exceptional shopping experience. The impressive range of products appeals to a target market that desires multiple options in a singular location.  Commenting on the new launch, Adel ......read more

    Vet gives tips on keeping your senior pet young at heart

    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 increase in the number of older animals coming in for care.  Dr Sara Elliott, at British Veterinary Hospital, provides a list of potential health problems and what pet owners can do to keep their four-legged friends in tip-top ......read more

    The Sustainable City further reduces its carbon footprint by adopting B100 Bio-Diesel

    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 to reduce its carbon footprint by up to 150 tons of carbon dioxide per year during the construction period. Faris Saeed, CEO of Diamond Developers — the company behind The Sustainable City — commented: “As The Sustainable City ......read more

    Home and Soul Release their New Bali Collection this Month

    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 quality furniture that has Balinese creativity and structure.  The simplicity of the collection helps to enhance any room and reflect simple sophistication at its best. The woven rattan collection provides a soft and a pleasing contrast to the ......read more

    Continued Success: GROHE Exceeds Sustainability Goals

    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 sanitary fittings, announces the economic, environmental and social impact of its business operations for the years of 2015/2016. The report indicates that GROHE's sustainability objectives are above target. In 2016, for example, GROHE almost ......read more

    IKEA Announces Upcoming Global Collections and Collaborations for 2019

    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 it easier for people to reduce their climate impact and contribute to a world without waste.  Exciting and inspirational collaborations will also be introduced for next year, for 2019-2020 collections, including Lego and Adidas as being the ......read more

    DP World and EGA Sign Important Agreement to Support Aluminium Exports

    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 transportation of aluminium manufactured by EGA. As part of the agreement, EGA is leasing a dedicated storage area that is the largest the company has ever used at Jebel Ali Port and which will further ease the export of EGA’s metal ......read more

    E-marine bags the prestigious MARS project to connect islands in East Africa

    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 located off the coast of East Africa. Omar Jassim Bin Kalban, Chief Executive Officer, E-marine said: “E-marine has worked on several local and international projects in the past providing an infrastructure that is robust and is able to meet the ......read more

    DHL Express drives energy efficient solutions with new electric vehicles in Dubai

    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 with a specialized container for clean pick-up and delivery. The introduction of sustainable solutions into the business are a leg up towards achieving DHL’s zero emissions target by 2050.   The fully customized 134-horsepower ......read more

    2XL launches luxurious Louna sofa set in velvet

    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 designs of the past, it features elaborate wood carving details and a sophisticated style which give your living space a royal atmosphere. It is made with velvet which has long been a go-to fabric for creating stylish looks. Its luminous sheen makes ......read more

    Interior designers from China choose Caparol to learn about the paint industry in the Middle East

    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 region.  Caparol products including ArteTwin, Makhmalia, Armareno, DecoLasur, ArteLasur, Stucco Di Luce and Metallocryl interiors, which make up the decorative paints in the vast portfolio of product ranges, were showcased to the ......read more

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    Government of Ras Al Khaimah Launches Petroleum Licensing Round

    Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, 2 April 2018:  The Government of Ras Al Khaimah has announced the official launch of RAK’s 2018 petroleum licensing round (the “Licensing Round”) and the establishment of the new Ras Al Khaimah Petroleum Authority – the regulator responsible for the Licensing Round tendering process and ongoing management of petroleum rights.   These actions reflect the vision of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, regarding the development of the Emirate and its ......read more

    Artisan wood collection to add a classic touch

    Dubai, April 02, 2018:   United Furniture, a leading furniture and furnishings brand in the UAE has launched the perfect wooden furniture and décor. Wooden furniture and accessories have sustained the changing times and trends of contemporary interior design and room decorating with various offerings that add a rustic feel to a room.  United Furniture’s new collection consists of beautifully carved centerpieces, attractive lamps, funky wooden mirrors, frames, wooden accent chairs, stylish units, wooden frames for beds and fancy wooden vases.  Commenting on the ......read more

    HBMSU's Board of Governors holds 2nd meeting & praises the launch of school of Artificial Intelligence

    UAE, March 31, 2018 - H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Security in Dubai and Chairman of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University’s (HBMSU) Board of Governors (BOG), headed the 2nd meeting of the university’s BOG for 2017/2018. The meeting held recently in Dubai discussed the three agreements entered into by the university with three government bodies as well as launch of the ‘Entrepreneur Club.’ It was also an opportunity to showcase the university’s efforts to promote smart education, digital transformation within the ......read more

    SUC Organized a Seminar on Case Studies and Research

    Dubai, UAE, March 31, 2018:  Skyline University College hosted the National Seminar on Case Studies and Research on March 26, 2018 at SUC campus. The Chief Guest of the event was Dr. Faisal Ali Mousa, Chairman of FAM Holding. Dr. Mousa delivered a motivational speech where he shared his experiences of a journey starting from 3000 dirhams to 3 billion dirhams. He talked about the challenging times of his career as well as the strategies and the principles he always adhered to.  SUC Professor, Dr. Gouher Ahmed was the first speaker of the seminar who discussed the topic, ......read more

    DSI announces the appointment of Group Chief Executive Officer

    Dubai, UAE – March 29 2018 – The Board of Directors of Drake & Scull International PJSC (“DSI” or the “Company”), a regional leader in engineering and construction services, announced the appointment of Dr. Fadi Feghali as the Group Chief Executive Officer, with effect from 1st of April 2018. Dr. Fadi currently manages DSI’s international business units since joining the company in October 2017, and he will be overseeing all aspects of strategy and business implementation for the global DSI Group of companies in his new role. Dr. Fadi is widely ......read more

    Torresol Energy Celebrates Ten Years of Solar Thermal Power Generation

    Collaborative Masdar- and SENER-backed solar company has paved the way for the development of more efficient concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies Dubai,UAE, March 29, 2018: In the ten years since it was established through a collaboration between Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, and SENER, the Spanish engineering and technology specialist, Torresol Energy has steadily pursued its mission to improve the competitiveness of large-scale concentrated solar power (CSP) plants. Since 2008, the 60/40 joint venture between SENER and Masdar has demonstrated that the ......read more

    Gulf Oil Middle East partners with Al Naboodah Group Enterprises to enhance its UAE distribution network

    DUBAI – March 29, 2018:   Gulf Oil Middle East Ltd (GOMEL), a part of Hinduja Group and a wholly owned subsidiary of Gulf Oil International Ltd (GOI), announced its strategic partnership with Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of the leading conglomerates in the UAE. Under the agreement, ANGE will distribute Gulf Oil’s entire range of automotive and industrial lubricants in the UAE, in both B2B and B2C market segments.    Gulf Oil is an iconic global brand with presence in more than 110 countries, producing and marketing a comprehensive range of high ......read more

    DSI to Issue a Convertible Sukuk in Q2 2018 in Succession of the Recapitalization Program

    Dubai, UAE – March 28, 2018 – Drake & Scull International PJSC (“DSI” or the “Company”), a regional leader in engineering and construction services, announced today that it is targeting to issue a sukuk convertible into equity in Q2 2018. On 27 March 2018, the DSI Board of Directors approved plans for the issuance of convertible sukuk with an indicative value of minimum AED 450 Million or the equivalent in other currencies, as private placement or public issuance to be converted to shares over a maximum period of 5 years, at a price of AED 3 per ......read more

    Renish Group officially launches Alaska International with higher storage capacity

    March 27, 2018 - Renish Group, a growing company in oil space, has officially launched its Hamriyah port-based storage facility in the UAE, the Alaska International FZE, with higher capacity at 22 tanks as part of its continuing efforts to boost its storage ability and expand its operations in the Middle East.   Renish Group acquired Alaska International in 2013 with just 60,000 m3 capacity for petroleum products. In just a few years, the company has increased its storage capacity to 125,000 m3 spread across its 22 tanks in light of expanding its operations in the region for base ......read more

    Alliance for Youth Launches in Saudi Arabia, Plans to Impact 50,000 Youth and Employ 3,000 by 2020

    Dubai, 27 March 2018:   An Alliance for Youth bringing together companies and other entities interested in helping young people in the region enhance their skills and develop their careers is launching in Saudi Arabia, contributing to the regional commitment to impact 50,000 and employ 3,000 local youth by 2020.    The Alliance in Saudi Arabia, coming two years after the regional launch based on a model created by Nestlé Middle East; is starting off with partnership between Alawwal Bank, Ikea, Mayar (Muhaidib Foods), Nielsen, Savola, Tamer Group, and the University of ......read more

    ENEC Showcases Opportunities in the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program at National Service Career Fair

    ENEC’s wide range of technical scholarships offer talented students the opportunity to develop nuclear-related skills and acquire hands-on experience Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 March 2018:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its operating subsidiary Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) have offered a wide range of scholarships and showcased unique career opportunities to Emiratis at the National Service Career Fair, that took place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) between 25 and 27 March 2018. ENEC and Nawah presented a wide range of ......read more

    Dream Job Alert: Airbnb Is Looking for A Luxury Home Consultant on LinkedIn

    Abu Dhabi, 27th March, 2018:   Do you pride yourself on being a connoisseur of all things luxury? Airbnb is looking to hire a luxury home consultant based in Abu Dhabi. The hospitality brand posted a job description for the role on global careers site LinkedIn earlier this month.  The job posting states that the role is for the Luxury Retreats arm of Airbnb and would involve the candidate going through detailed inspections of the Luxury accommodation, being Airbnb’s eyes on the ground in terms of ensuring the standards and quality of homes. The position is only for ......read more

    Masdar and Korea Energy Agency to explore renewable energy collaboration and investment

      Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 27 March 2018:  Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Korea Energy Agency (KEA) for renewable energy collaboration and investment between the Republic of Korea and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Masdar’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Dr. Nam Hoon Kang, President and CEO of KEA, signed the MoU, which coincided with the President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in’s four-day visit to the UAE and his first to the Middle East ......read more

    ADNEC's Internet Excellence Program ‘The Capital Awards' to further adopt excellence as a culture

    The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced the launch of the second edition of its ‘Internal Excellence Program – The Capital Awards,’ an ideal and strategic platform designed to help encourage its employees to adopt principles and concepts of excellence while also creating an environment that seeks to promote innovation in support of the development and growth of the company. The latest edition of the award reflects Abu Dhabi Award’s Excellence model, which can be seen across its different categories comprising the Ideal Department category, ......read more

    Dubai Customs offers 132 jobs at 3rd National Service Fair 2018

    Dubai – 26 March 2018:   Following the wise directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan of empowering UAE citizens and providing them with jobs within a holistic strategy and approach that supports the UAE Vision 2021, Dubai Customs is participating in the 3rd National Service Career Fair 2018.  The 3-day event is organized by the National Service (NSR) from 25th March to 27th March 2018 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi. It intends to open communication channels between graduates of the National Service ......read more

    Software AG & IDC partnership to discuss ‘Smart Services Transformation in the Public Sector'

    March 25, 2018 - Software AG, a global leader in enterprise architecture, IT & business transformation, agile processes, IoT and big data, has announced that it has partnered with IDC to hold the ‘Smart Services Transformation in the Public Sector’ aimed at helping government organizations implement scalable smart services. The one-day event to be held at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai on March 27, 2018, will explore the latest trends in smart services transformation and present case studies and best practices by the public sector in the UAE and other countries. Leading UAE ......read more

    LinkedIn Data Reveals Skills Mismatch for Sales Professionals in the UAE

    UAE sales professionals list more relationship-based sales skills in their LinkedIn profiles  Data reveals Skills Mismatch between sales skills UAE employers are seeking and skills being listed on LinkedIn In addition, data shows an increase in social selling through the platform  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 March 2018:  An in-depth analysis by LinkedIn about sales professionals in the UAE has revealed key supply and demand issues within the UAE sales job market, stressing the need for UAE sales professionals to develop more ‘hard ......read more

    Geopolitics lift oil and gold while hurting copper

      US places $50 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods     Sanctions in focus on appointment of Iran hawk John Bolton     Crude oil trades higher, industrial metals retreat Dubai, UAE, March 25, 2018:   Global growth is in the crosshairs as the US and China square off in a trade war.  By Ole Hansen The geopolitical stage looks increasingly awful following President Trump's decision to slap tariffs on $50 billion of China-made goods. China immediately responded by targeting $3bn of US exports while contemplating additional ......read more

    Multisource Security Analytics on AI: Your Solution to the Modern Cyber Threat Landscape

    Written by Vinod Vasudevan, co-founder & CTO at Paladion The increasingly-complex, data-flooded threat landscape has created new challenges for cyber security. Attacks and attackers are no longer known, and must be uncovered in near real-time. The threat landscape has changed. Organizations have more vulnerability points than ever—and these will only grow as organizations increasingly embrace the cloud, mobile, and the IoT. Cybercriminals now exploit this wealth of vulnerability points through sophisticated, high-volume, multi-dimensional attacks that produce a flood of threat ......read more

    IRENA to Help Deliver Low-Carbon 2022 Winter Olympics in Zhangjiakou, China

    International Renewable Energy Agency to support Zhangjiakou, in Hebei Province,  become China’s first energy transition pilot city Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 March 2018:  The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has today signed a co-operation agreement with the People’s Government of Hebei Province, China to provide the city of Zhangjiakou with a renewable energy roadmap that will support its ambition to deliver a low-carbon Winter Olympics in 2022. The agreement will also help the city become China’s first energy transition pilot city. ......read more

    Masdar celebrates fifth anniversary of flagship Middle East solar energy project Shams 1

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2018:  Shams Power Company, the developer, owner and operator of the UAE’s first large-scale solar power project, Shams 1, is celebrating five years of uninterrupted electricity generation at the plant this month.  Located in Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi’s western region, the 100 megawatt-capacity (MW) Shams 1 was the largest concentrated solar power plant in the world at the time of its inauguration in 2013 and the first plant of its kind in the Middle East & North Africa. It also represented the world’s largest ......read more

    Pegaga Gas Development in Malaysia Approved

    Abu Dhabi, 21 March 2018:  Mubadala Petroleum and its partners PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PETRONAS Carigali) and Sarawak Shell Berhad have reached the Final Investment Decision for the Pegaga gas field development in Block SK 320, offshore Malaysia. The project will now proceed to the construction and installation stage. Mubadala Petroleum is Operator of Block SK 320 with 55 percent interest, PETRONAS Carigali holds 25 percent, and Sarawak Shell Berhad 20 percent interest respectively. Mubadala Petroleum and its partners are expected to invest in excess of USD 1 billion into the ......read more

    Caparol Paints unveils colours for the season

    The leading German paint brand has introduced colours and textures to redefine homes and other spaces this summer Dubai, March 21, 2018:   Caparol Paints, a leading player in the global paints industry, has introduced its summer shades for 2018. The summer colours are inclusive of a wide palette of pastel and bright shades. Caparol Paints has gone big with colours that create soothing and stylish effects while adding aesthetically to the most inclusive quality of a space - paint. Caparol has aptly named the shades according to the colours and are categorized under core shade ......read more

    CEO of Etihad ESCO Ali Al Jassim Statement on International Happiness Day 2018

    Dubai, 19 March 2018 - “The UAE has been ranked in the 20th place of the World Happiness Report, in addition to being listed as the happiest country in the Arab World for the fourth consecutive year in the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network's 2018 World Happiness Report, ahead of the United Nations International Day of Happiness. True happiness arises from self-compassion as well as compassion towards others and the importance of happiness and wellbeing of communities cannot be overlooked in the context of sustainable development.  Advocates of sustainable development ......read more

    Dubai launches an Integrated Energy Efficiency Training Program

    TAQATI, the dedicated Program Management Office for the Dubai Demand Side Management (DSM) strategy and which is set up under Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad ESCO), entered into a partnership with the British University in Dubai (BUiD) for the Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program as part of its mandate. Etihad ESCO CEO Ali Al Jassim signed the agreement with BUiD Vice Chancellor Prof. Abdullah Al Shamsi during a ceremony organized at Etihad ESCO’s headquarters on 18 March 2018 to formally seal the deal.   The Dubai Energy Efficiency Training Program is an ......read more

    HMBSU partners with Dubai Committee of Military Human Resources to boost human resources development

    UAE, March 19, 2018 - Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) recently hosted a delegation from the Dubai Committee of Military Human Resources led by Major General Muhammad Saad Al Sherif, Assistant Commander for Administrative Affairs, Chairman of Dubai Committee of Military Human Resources, in line with its efforts to promote cooperation in human resources (HR) development, following the nation’s wise leadership which sees its national human resources the real wealth of the nation.  Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of HBMSU, welcomed the delegation and presented the ......read more

    Mums with top notch sleuthing skills wanted at Dragon Mart

    Are you a full time mum but a big kid at heart? We have the perfect job for you Dubai, 18 March 2018:  Think your powers of observation and deduction could rival those of the great Sherlock Holmes? If so, your services could be in demand at Dragon Mart as it launches a massive job hunt for a Toy Detective to explore the mall for the coolest kids’ toys on the market. This unconventional job – open to all mothers over 21 years old living in the UAE – requires oodles of passion and commitment as well as a keen eye for the best children’s toys at Dragon Mart. ......read more

    MEFMA steps up efforts to strengthen corporate sectors' role in regional facilities management

    March 15, 2018: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) has announced that it has formed a new category for its members, the Strategic Corporate Members, and established the Strategic Corporate Members Committee, which would include MEFMA’s pioneering members. MEFMA said it reflects the Association’s focus on developing new opportunities for strategic engagements by the corporate sector and enhance their role in developing the FM industry. The recent development, announced during a reception held on March 14, 2018 at The Viewing Deck, The Palace Downtown Hotel ......read more

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Attracts 1200 Emirati Job Seekers at Careers UAE 2018

    Dubai-UAE: 15 March, 2018 –   Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) witnessed significant interest from Emiratis seeking job opportunities in the charity and social work domain at Careers UAE 2018.    During its participation in the leading job fair for UAE nationals that concluded today at the Dubai World Trade Centre, AMAF’s representatives introduced job seekers to the Foundation’s work, objectives and initiatives. In addition, they offered the Emirati youth advice on how to build a successful career in humanitarian work. Over the course of ......read more

    ABB records steady growth in the UAE

    Digitalization and clean energy integration transforming the energy landscape in the country Dubai, UAE, March 15, 2018:   ABB, the pioneering technology leader, has recorded steady and sustained growth in the United Arab Emirates in 2017.  “ABB is seeing profitable growth and a huge opportunity in this market as we are partners to both the energy and industrial revolution that is taking place in the country and around the world,” said Mostafa Al Guezeri, Managing Director, ABB. The company has been a stable partner to the country’s development and is ......read more

    UAE becomes first country globally to launch DHL's global shipping platform MyDHL+

    MyDHL+ simplifies and streamlines the international shipping process    Dubai, 14th March 2018 –   DHL, the world’s leading international express delivery services provider, has unveiled MyDHL+, an industry-leading global shipping application in the UAE, which will bring new levels of speed and simplicity to the cross-border shipping process.   Shippers ranging from small businesses to large global corporations will be able to benefit from MyDHL+ and its intelligent, streamlined interface – which means fewer steps and considerably greater ......read more

    Supreme Legislation Committee attracts young national talent with promising career opportunities during Careers UAE 2018

    Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2018 -  The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) continues to attract qualified national cadres to promote legal and legislative excellence during its successful participation in Careers UAE 2018, which is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The SLC’s booth at the event has attracted a great number of young professionals and has garnered appreciation for its achievements in terms of creating an ......read more

    Khalifa Fund holds forum to strengthen UAE's SME industry

    Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) hosted recently a forum on ‘Strategic Alignments – Connections 2018’ which brought together top-level officials from federal and local entities within the legislation and banking sector, as well as development institutions that support and fund local, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs in the UAE. The event formed part of KFED’s efforts to promote domestic SMEs and support their growth, and implement innovative plans to help foster an entrepreneurial spirit in the country. H.E. Abdullah Saeed Al ......read more

    Dubai Customs announces 132 jobs at Careers UAE 2018

    Under the theme “Innovative workplace searches for you” Dubai, UAE, 13th March 2018:   Dubai Customs participated in Careers UAE 2018 in its 17th year, organized by the Dubai World Trade Centre from 13 to 15 March 2018 under the theme “Innovative workplace searches for you”. The participation is part of Dubai Customs efforts to qualify and develop national human capital, being a main pillar of the UAE Vision 2021.   On the first day, Dubai Customs launched its “Innovation in Customs” initiative that helped showcase the innovations ......read more

    GAC Saudi Arabia partners Fendercare Marine Middle East to supply marine products in the Kingdom

    GAC Saudi Arabia partners Fendercare Marine Middle East to supply marine products in the Kingdom Saudi Arabia, 13 March 2018 – GAC Saudi Arabia has joined forces with one of the world’s foremost suppliers of marine products and services to supply quality marine products to customers in the Kingdom. Through its partnership with Fendercare Marine Middle East, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, GAC Saudi Arabia will provide Fendercare products including a full range of ropes, chains and shackles, to local clients. More products will soon be added. The partnership also ......read more

    Brazilian delegation visits UAE to enhance agribusiness trade relations

    UAE, March 12, 2018- A contingent of government officials from Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply (MAPA) recently visited the UAE as part of its mission to establish its presence in new major Asian and Middle Eastern markets, according to the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC). Led by MAPA’s Executive Secretary, the government delegation was joined by businessmen and heads of different organizations across industries. The high-level visitors networked with local business owners as well as met with Khalifa Al Ali, General Director of the Food Security ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Allocates AED64 Million for Two Renewable Energy Projects in Seychelles

     Dual projects designed to enhance Seychelles' capacity to produce renewable energy from sustainable resources  ADFD-funded energy projects electrify thousands of homes in island nation Abu Dhabi-UAE: 12 March, 2018:   Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today announced an allocation of AED64.2 million for the development of two projects in the Republic of Seychelles that will enhance the country's capacity to produce renewable energy from sustainable resources. Confirming the Fund’s support, ......read more

    Agreement signed in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni

    Mubadala Petroleum signs agreement with Italian company Eni to purchase interest in Shorouk Concession • Mubadala Petroleum acquires 10 percent interest in the Shorouk Concession in Egypt   Abu Dhabi, 12 March 2018:  Mubadala Petroleum and Italy’s Eni signed an agreement to purchase a 10 percent stake in the Egyptian Shorouk Concession. The signing ceremony was presided over by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Paolo Gentiloni, Prime Minister of the ......read more

    Kanoo Machinery displays latest farm technologies and solutions at AGRAME 2018

    Dubai, UAE: Kanoo Machinery, a member of The Kanoo Group and one of the exclusive dealers of world-class brands in the Middle East, showcased its most recent range of farming technologies from Massey Ferguson®, Bobcat®, and Snorkel® at AgraME 2018 which was held at the Dubai World Trade Centre on 6-8 March 2018. AgraME has always been one of the most important trade exhibitions in the Middle East and Africa. This year’s edition focuses on four dedicated product sectors — Crop Farming, Animal Farming, Aquaculture and Animal Health, bringing together manufacturers, ......read more

    SonicWall Cyber Threat Report Illustrates Intense Cyber Arms Race; Cyber Attacks Becoming No. 1 Business Risk

    SonicWall, the trusted security partner protecting more than 1 million networks worldwide, announces research and intelligence from its 2018 Cyber Threat Report. In sum, the company recorded 9.32 billion malware attacks in 2017 and saw more than 12,500 new Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) reported for the year. “The cyber arms race affects every government, business, organization and individual. It cannot be won by any one of us,” said SonicWall CEO Bill Conner. “Our latest proprietary data and findings show a series of strategic attacks and countermeasures as ......read more

    Dubai Maritime City Authority joins international maritime leaders at Middle East Bunkering Convention 2018

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), has joined the world’s leading maritime organizations at the Middle East Bunkering Convention 2018 in Dubai. DMCA’s participation is in line with its commitment to enhance channels of effective communication with regional and global maritime leaders to transfer the latest knowledge, exchange successful experiences and best practices that would support efforts to promote, develop and regulate the bunkering sector. Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA explained the importance of holding this conference in a time where there is a growing ......read more

    Design International to open doors at d3

    Expanding Horizons Dubai, UAE, March 07, 2018:  Well known for anticipating market shifts and integrating them into highly creative architectural concepts, Design International is set to open the latest addition to its office network at Building 4 of d3 in the presence of dignitaries and the trendy community of the Dubai Design District attending the 2018 edition of the Italian Design Day on 6th March. Speaking ahead of the office opening, Davide Padoa, said: “We are delighted to open our new office in Dubai. This is testament to our long-standing connection with the region ......read more

    “The Night of Italian Design” Opens to Public Today at Dubai Design District

    Dubai, UAE – March 06, 2018:   The Embassy of Italy to the UAE, the Consulate General of Italy in Dubai and the Italian Trade Agency in Dubai in collaboration with Dubai Design District are all set to host “The Night of Italian Design” at d3 today evening, in Building 7, starting at 6.30 PM. The event, which is open to the public, has 22 Italian design showrooms, representing over 100 Italian brands, joining as part of a walking tour in the evening. There will also be eight other brands that will display their designs in Building 7 and in the common areas of d3. An ......read more

    Region's Agriculture Industry Under the Spotlight This Week in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, 6 March 2018:   Under the patronage of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment AgraME, which opens tomorrow (6 March) at the Dubai World Trade Centre, is set to attract buyers, both locally and internationally, looking to source the latest products and innovative solutions.  Offering a complete end to end solution of products and services, the show has a renewed focus on the Crop Farming, Animal Farming, Aquaculture and Animal Health sectors with a supporting free-to-attend content agenda. All four show verticals are in growing markets, with the MENA ......read more

    DMCA showcases latest achievements during meeting with Secretary General of International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), along with representatives from the UAE’s ports and maritime entities, recently welcomed Francis Zacharia, Secretary General of the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA), and his high-level delegation. During the meeting, the DMCA has showcased its most outstanding achievements; last year’s national initiatives positioning Dubai as one of the world's best maritime capitals; and growing global recognition of the emirate’s leadership in the global maritime sector. During the ......read more

    Masdar to Install Rooftop Solar PV Systems at Khazna's Masdar City Facility

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4 March 2018 –   Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, a subsidiary of the Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), today announced that it will install a 290-kilowatt (KW) solar photovoltaic (PV) system to serve the facility of Khazna Data Centres (Khazna) in Masdar City.  In the presence of Khaled Al Qubaisi, Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace, Renewables and Information Communications Technology for Mubadala, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, and Hassan Al Naqbi, Chief Executive Officer of Khazna, signed a collaboration ......read more

    Saint Honore Celebrates Mother's Day with unique Charisma Twist Blue Liberty Double Strap Timepiece

    Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018:  Attractive, original, Made in France, this watchmaking creation adopts a very trendy style thanks to its interchangeable double strap. Now the Charisma Twist watch is unveiling its new Liberty straps.   Delicately adorned with fabrics, the Charisma wristwatches are decorated with six different flower prints each more attractive and colorful than the next. The inescapable trend of the season, the "Liberty" pattern matches beautifully when it comes to accessorizing an outfit!   Each Charisma Twist comes with a simple and ......read more

    DCMMI successfully establishes the “United Arab Emirates Marine Environment Protection Association” UAEMEPA

    As an integral part of its initiatives to save the marine environment  The association aims to cultivate and promote an environmental consciousness within the maritime community Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018:   The Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries has successfully announced its collaboration with the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association “HELMEPA” in order to establish the first of its kind non-profit “United Arab Emirates Marine Environment Protection Association- UAEMEPA”. Both parties prepared and signed a Declaration ......read more

    Henkel boasts strong sustainability record in 2017

    Sustainability performance improved once more  More than 50,000 employees serving as sustainability ambassadors Partnership launched to stop ocean plastic  Leading positions in international indices and ratings  Dubai, UAE, March 03, 2018:   “In 2017, we made clear progress in implementing our sustainability strategy and reaching our sustainability targets. We are proud of the fact that many international rating agencies have recognized our achievements with excellent ratings and have acknowledged Henkel as one of the world’s leading ......read more

    Introducing Home and Soul Dubai, making your house your sanctuary

    Blanc D’ivoire transforms into new lifestyle concept store blending furniture, fashion design, accessories, and coffee  Dubai, UAE, March 03, 2018:  Home and Soul is the evolution of many years travelling to beautiful places and many years of experience within Dubai and the design industry as a whole. Formerly Blanc D’ivoire, Home and Soul Dubai provides a unique concept and lifestyle store like no other.   Owned and curated by Carol and Wael Sukkar, Home and Soul is a true ‘ hidden gem’ found in leafy Jumeirah. Selling beautiful home wear, ......read more

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