Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority unveil the world’s largest manmade water reserve
16 January 2018, Abu Dhabi: The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2018 today opened its doors to some of the world’s most important sustainability stakeholders at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The event, and its co-located events, International Water Summit and EcoWASTE Exhibition will continue throughout the week, closing on Thursday, January 18th.
HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Presents Nine Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Opening Ceremony
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, today ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 Jan 2018 – His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, presented awards to nine winners of the Zayed Future Energy Prize at the awards ceremony during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, marking the historic 10th anniversary of the world’s preeminent sustainability award and 2018 as the Year of Zayed.
The ceremony was marked by the participation of Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of Mauritania and HRH Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II, Crown Prince of Jordan.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said: “2018 marks a momentous year for the UAE. It will see the nation coming together to commemorate the Year of Zayed, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 16, 2018 – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, today stated that His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed, President of the UAE, has always guided the UAE towards educating young people on the principles of sustainable development, in line with the vision and approach of the UAE’s founding father, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
HH Sheikh Mohammed stressed this as he attended the Opening Ceremony of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), which is being held this year under the theme ‘Driving the Global Energy Transformation’. ADSW 2018 will include government ministers, representatives of international organisations and industry experts, among more ......read more
January 15, 2018: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) today (Monday, January 15, 2018) led a comprehensive seminar on energy efficiency simultaneous with the opening day of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The seminar which saw the participation of renowned FM experts forms part of MEFMA’s ongoing efforts to integrate sustainability into all facets of facilities management (FM) in the region.
Top-level representatives from Emrill Services, Talisen International, Enova, Farnek Services, Khansaheb Facility Management, and Cofely Besix graced the one-day session. The forum comes amidst the mounting discussions on how FM can contribute to the national and global sustainability movements, with sustainability now attracting increased attention and high interest from ......read more
DFMC plans to open 4 more showrooms in the first quarter of 2018
Dubai, UAE (January 16, 2018): Dubai Furniture Manufacturing Company LLC (DFMC), a market leader in premium mattress segment in the Middle East, has announced today the opening of King Koil’s flagship store at Ibn Battuta Mall, the world’s largest themed shopping mall.
Strategically located in Andalusia Court (near the hypermarket entrance), the 2243 sq. ft showroom will offer customers a unique and comfortable shopping experience with its NEW modern concept and style, making the whole process of buying a mattress fun, interesting and less tedious.
The new showroom is the 11th store for the brand across the UAE and there are plans to open four more showrooms in the first quarter of 2018 that will have the same interiors.
During the ......read more
ENEC is a Platinum Sponsor of the 11th World Future Energy Summit, part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 January 2018: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is participating in the World Future Energy Summit 2018 (WFES) to highlight how clean, safe and efficient nuclear energy will help the UAE meet its commitments under the Paris Climate Change Agreement, in addition to demonstrating how nuclear energy is supporting the diversification of the nation’s economy and energy mix as a part of the UAE Energy Plan 2050.
An important part of the prominent Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018, WFES is taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) between 15th and 18th January. During the summit, ENEC will show through its exhibition booth ......read more
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 14 January 2017 — The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), has today launched the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation, with the support of the governments of Germany, Norway and the United Arab Emirates. The Commission will examine the immediate and longer-term geopolitical implications of global energy transformation driven by large scale-up of renewable energy in the context of global efforts to tackle climate change and advance sustainable development. The Commission will be chaired by Mr. Olafur Grimsson, the former President of Iceland.
“The global energy landscape is witnessing rapid and disruptive change that will have far reaching effects on geopolitical dynamics,” said Adnan Z. Amin, IRENA Director-General. “Renewable energy resources are ......read more
Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) is a key Strategic Partner of World Future Energy Summit and International Water Summit
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 14, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and its Group of Companies are participating as a key strategic partner of the 2018 World Future Energy Summit and 2018 International Water Summit. The last will be hosted by Masdar at the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and will be held from January 15th to 18th, 2018 at the Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center (ADNEC). Through this advanced platform, experts and decision makers will meet and discuss the challenges facing the world in ......read more
His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi:
Renewable energy projects in the UAE have contributed to reducing its cost to the lowest level globally
50% of the country's energy will be clean by 2050
The UAE plays an active role in addressing the financing and investment challenges facing renewable energy projects
Public-private sector partnerships accelerate the transition to sustainability in the UAE
Dubai-UAE: 14 January 2018 – The Eighth Session of the General Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) kicked off in Abu Dhabi with more than 150 countries in attendance. Running from 13 to 14 January, the session has convened representatives of IRENA member states to discuss global renewable energy action and take concrete steps to accelerate global energy transition.
In his ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 13 January 2018: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has participated in the second Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi, held on 12 and 13 January by The Atlantic Council and in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Energy, ADNOC, Mubadala, and Masdar.
ENEC Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, addressed participants during the opening of “A New Age for Nuclear Energy” plenary session in the second day of the forum, highlighting the role of nuclear energy leaders as a key to the growth and consolidation of nuclear energy globally. He highlighted that Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, as the first nuclear energy plant in the Arab world, sets a new standard for all countries developing or looking to develop peaceful nuclear energy programs, and will support the ......read more
More than 1,100 government representatives from over 150 countries to gather in Abu Dhabi for Eighth IRENA Assembly
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11 January 2018 – More than 1,100 representatives of governments from 150 countries will meet in Abu Dhabi to attend the Eighth Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), taking place on January 13-14. As the world’s principal platform for international cooperation on renewable energy, the Assembly will provide strategic guidance to the work of the Agency for the next four years and position it to play a key role in driving the global energy transformation.
“As renewable energy costs decline, technology advances and deployment accelerates around the world, we are entering a new age of energy transformation, with renewable energy ......read more
Adoption of Ericsson’s Connected Urban Transport solution will help ease traffic congestion
Ability to share data across cities and counties to make roads safer for commuters
Will improve the connection of systems to increase efficiency and reduce costs
Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2018: The City of Dallas has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to install and host an Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) based on Ericsson’s Connected Urban Transport solution. The city’s vision for the traffic system is an intuitive and easy-to-use interface that automates and facilitates system monitoring, management, maintenance, and performance monitoring across departments, as well as between cities and counties.
The Connected Urban Transport solution will give the City of Dallas and adjacent cities ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 8 January, 2018 – Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has completed the verification of all fuel meters used at ADNOC Distribution service stations across the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The Council confirmed that 99 per cent of the fuel meters used at 178 service stations in the emirate are compliant with the relevant quality standards and specifications. Following the inspection, ADNOC Distribution carried out adjustments on the remaining one per cent of the meters to ensure their complete accuracy.
Sultan Al Mehairi, Director of Information Service and Engagement at QCC, said: "Our latest move to verify the fuel meters used at ADNOC Distribution service stations in Abu Dhabi aligns with our ......read more
PAN Emirates Home Furnishings PAN Emirates to not charge VAT to customers in 2018
PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 7, 2018: PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, a local label in luxurious indoor, patio and outdoor furniture that is sure to light up any living space, takes joy in informing consumers that it will not be marking up its affordable luxury items with the 5% VAT tax. The legislation of the 5% surcharge will come into effect on 1st January 2018, affecting all goods and services at varying degrees in the coming year.
PAN Emirates will neither mark up prices for its current collections, nor make the tax effective on collections to come. Instead, driven to provide a great shopping experience, ......read more
Switchyard for Units 3 and 4 safely and successfully energized and connected to the UAE electricity transmission grid
Key Power Transformers for Unit 2 safely energized in preparation for Plant Functional Testing
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 4 January 2018: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has successfully achieved a series of significant milestones in the construction development of its Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, including the energization of the switchyards for Units 3 and 4, energization of Unit 2 Main Power Transformer (MTR), Excitation Transformer and Unit Auxiliary Power Transformers (UAT).
The connection of Units 3 and 4 to the UAE electricity transmission grid is a prerequisite for future testing and allows for the completion of additional auxiliary buildings at both units. Meanwhile, the ......read more
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 2, 2018: Schneider Electric and the National Grid Saudi Arabia (SA) renewed the 3-year long Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed 3 years ago to continue to provide the National Grid Saudi Arabia with reliable and cost-effective electricity in Saudi Arabia, through which National Grid SA and Schneider Electric will cooperate in developing and advancing electricity infrastructure in the country.
The MoU renewal, inked between Mr. Najib AlNaeem, Country President of Schneider Electric and Eng. Waleed Al-Saadi, VP Engineering of National Grid SA, facilitates the two organizations to exchange knowledge, experiences, best practices and technology through conducting periodic technical forums hosted interchangeably at their premises.
The companies will also extend their collaboration as ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 2, 2018: An “EU - Saudi Arabia Energy Efficiency Meeting” taking place in conjunction with HVACR Expo Saudi (14-16 January 2018, Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events) will gather key decision makers and experts from both the European Union and Saudi Arabia.
A high level “EU - Saudi Arabia Energy Efficiency Meeting” is taking place in Jeddah on January 14, 2018, under the initiative of the EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network and the European Union Delegation to Saudi Arabia, with the participation of SASO (the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization) and other Saudi entities. The event, organized in partnership with dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa and Eurovent ME, is held in conjunction with HVACR Expo Saudi 2018 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & ......read more
Where comfort meet elegance. The famous Link model, which received a masterful makeover in 2016, is presented today on a luxury version with a diamond bezel.
Dubai, UAE, January 2, 2018: Link. A design that dates back to 1987. Its defining feature is the immediately recognisable bracelet, boasting the signature S-shaped links. It is both an iconic design and a standard bearer in terms of ergonomics and wearer comfort.
True to its image as a luxury Swiss watchmaker, TAG Heuer presents today a new version, more luxurious, with a bezel fully set with 54 diamonds of 1.80mm.
With a diameter of 41 mm, the blue sunray open dial allows for maximum readability, while the bezel features two components, combining two designs: a cushion base and an overlaid ring, on which are set the 54 ......read more
Al Huzaifa Furniture has always leaded the pack when it comes to innovative home furnishings in the UAE, unveils its Beige Bateaux collection
Al Huzaifa Furniture is available in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 2, 2018: Al Huzaifa Furniture, the luxury furnishings brand the nation relies on for elegant, timeless craftsmanship, presents its collection just in time for the holiday season, the Winter Wonderland. The collection of living hall collection includes 3-piece and 4-piece lounging and den sets set in creams, beiges, teals, blues that are pleasing to the eye and set the tone for the coming year. The Winter Wonderland collection also houses bedroom and dining hall sets so your home is decked for the festive season. Created with the finest Italian craftsmanship, Al Huzaifa’s ......read more
Dubai – 30 December 2017: The cruise quay at Rashid Port received four cruise ships simultaneously on Friday 29th December: Aida Stilla, Main Chef 5, MSC Splendida and Coasta Mediterrania.
This is the first time the Port receives four cruise ships together in one day which confirms its readiness to meet the growing demand in the cruise tourism sector and the emirate’s plans to target a million cruise tourists by 2020.
A total of 21,411 tourists and 3,849 crew were on boards the ships.
The emirate of Dubai, turning into a major hub for cruise tourism, received 157 cruise ships during the current season 2016-2017 which started last October and will continue until next April.
This means a 18% increase compared to last season which received 133 cruise ships. Number of cruise tourists grew ......read more
AT&T, Ericsson, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Qualcomm Technologies, SK Telecom, Sprint, Telstra, T-Mobile US, Verizon, and Vodafone demonstrate a multi-vendor interoperability connection compliant with the Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G New Radio (NR) global 3GPP standard
Live demonstrations showcased both sub-6 GHz and mmWave end-to-end 5G NR systems, using Ericsson’s 5G NR pre-commercial base stations and Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G NR UE prototypes
Demonstrations serve as a significant milestone toward standard-compliant trials and commercialization, as part of an ongoing industry collaboration to accelerate 5G NR for commercial network launches starting 2019
Dubai, UAE, December 27, 2017: An important technology milestone based on the newly-approved NSA 5G NR standard has been achieved by a group of ......read more
Dubai, December 21, 2017: Home improvement and lifestyle store, Al-Futtaim ACE has opened its store at First Avenue Mall located in Motor City, Dubai. This brings the total number of stores to seven in the UAE: three each in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and one in Al Ain.
The new store, with a retail space of 6,768 sq. ft., offers a wide range of products from outdoor living, gardening, homeware, paint and décor, DIY, and automotive products.
The store will also offer a range of services including paint mixing, key cutting, and home delivery and installation.
“The new Al-Futtaim ACE store brings us closer to residents living in and around the Motor City area,” said Wayne Cohen, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim ACE. “We’d like to think of our new location as a local community store where customers ......read more
Dubai, UAE; December 19, 2017: Elizabeth XVI bed and nightstand in cream and yellow gold colours from 2XL is majestic in appearance and adds a touch of royalty to the bedroom. The curved edges feature leaves and flower motifs in golden colour. The headboard of the bed is carved with ornate details and upholstered with button tufted luxurious fabric for smooth comfort.
According to Amit Yadav, Marketing Manager at 2XL, “Sophisticated and inviting, this collection will be a welcome addition to any master bedroom. Customers will love the glamour and elegance this imperial bed set will bring to the bedroom. It offers a unique style for master bedroom ensemble. The spacious night stand in matching colours will complete the royal look of the master bedroom.”
The uniquely styled Elizabeth XVI bed is priced at AED ......read more
Strengthening businesses between Hong Kong and the UAE
DUBAI - 18 December 2017: Hong Kong and the UAE have enjoyed robust bilateral trade relations on a range of products and services over the years. Adding to Hong Kong’s business advantages, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) gathers the latest market intelligence and form partnerships to develop business for corporations, and organises more than 30 exhibitions every year to provide a one-stop sourcing platform for buyers and suppliers from both economies to develop their business.
Abdul Aziz Nasser, Deputy Director, Middle East, HKTDC announced today that seven international trade fairs will be held in Hong Kong early next year, which will offer ideal platforms for traders and suppliers from the UAE to expand their businesses ......read more
United Arab Emirates December 17, 2017: French company ARTS Energy, one of the world's leading battery manufacturers, will be presenting its new generation of nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries for professional autonomous solar energy solutions and backup applications on January 15-18, 2018 at the WFES & IWS trade fair in Abu Dhabi (French Pavilion).
ARTS Energy's latest generation of Ni-MH batteries are exceptionally robust in very warm environments (up to 85°C) and boast a 10-year lifetime when used in outdoor applications in the Middle East. Ni-MH is particularly well suited to autonomous solar applications in the Middle East (Solar Street Lights, Road and Urban Signage, etc..), which are very demanding. But this new generation of batteries also performs extremely well in backup ......read more
About Zara Home
Zara Home is a company belonging to the Spanish Inditex group dedicated to the manufacturing of home textiles. It was created in 2003. It has around 408 stores in 44 countries. The company focuses on retailing various housewares.
The headquarters of Zara Home is located in A Coruña, Spain.
26th September, 2017; Dubai, UAE: Danube group is proud to announce an exciting new addition to its portfolio of brand ambassadors. The current Captain of the Pakistan Cricket team, Sarfraz Ahmed, is joining the Danube’s family as the brand ambassador for the Pakistan market. Mr. Ahmed has been on the periphery of the Pakistan squad for quite some time and his never-say-die attitude has won him many admirers around the world.
The role-model for the young cricketers, Sarfraz came into prominence when he led the side to victory at the Under-19 World Cup in 2006. A year later, he ......read more
US$600 million deep-water terminal for 320,000dwt supertankers
45-hectare terminal will be on reclaimed land in SOHAR Port South
Two additional bunker licenses for SOHAR are in the pipeline
Dubai, UAE, September 25, 2017: In anticipation of the significant growth in petroleum trading in the GCC region, as well as growing demand for bunker services, Singapore-based Trescorp is to launch a new 45-hectare terminal in SOHAR Port with an investment of US$600 million. The new facility will feature six deep-water berths, with 25 metre drafts, one of them capable of receiving ......read more
Accolade recognizes company’s market-leading position as fuel and services provider
Abu Dhabi, 25 September, 2017: ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading operator of service stations and convenience stores, has received a ‘UAE Superbrand’ award for 2017. This marks the fourth consecutive year the company has achieved Superbrand status.
Mohammed Al Zaabi, Acting Senior Vice President of Retail Sales Group at ADNOC Distribution, received the award at a ceremony hosted by the Superbrands Council. Superbrands is the largest independent global body evaluating and ......read more
Hurricane Harvey was undoubtedly one of the worst and most expensive natural disasters to have hit America. Having hit a number of counties in Texas, the bill for repairs is estimated to be at $180bn.
The UAE is currently suffering from lower oil prices and restrictions on output put in place by OPEC, which is having lasting effects on its economy. The OPEC, or the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, is the intergovernmental body in charge of coordinating and unifying petrol prices among member countries in order keep prices fair and stable for all involved. Could the recent ......read more
Role of technology in education and sustainability in MENA region opens
Day 2’s discussions at the Third Sharjah FDI Forum
Sharjah, 20 September 2017: The UAE Undersecretary for Foreign Trade and Industry Affairs, Ministry of Economy, HE Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Saleh opened Day 2 of the Third Sharjah FDI Forum with promising remarks on the role foreign direct investments (FDIs) will play in fulfilling the SDG 2030’s vision, globally, saying that the UAE is both a global destination for and an exporter of FDI. Among other high-profile attendees were Sheikha Bodour ......read more
Chart a course to Yas Marina this October for Abu Dhabi’s ultimate boating event
Abu Dhabi, September 18, 2017: Get ready for this year’s Yas Marina Boat Festival, which is taking place from Friday October 20 to Saturday October 21. Following the success of last year’s event, which welcomed over 2,000 boating enthusiasts and a wide range of exhibitors, Yas Marina has expanded the festival for Autumn 2017 with a spectacular nautical-themed schedule celebrating the very best of #LifeAtSea.
The perfect event for seasoned sailors or for those who just want to take a ......read more
DUBAI – September 18, 2017: Today, TASC Outsourcing, a leading people solutions and talent management company in the GCC, unveiled TascTemp, an innovative online hiring portal which is set to transform the temporary hiring industry in the UAE. TascTemp is the first-of-its-kind solution in the region for temporary staff. This platform is perfect for businesses that need additional staff to meet peak-season demand, or require short-term staff for a crucial project or just to fill-up planned vacancies. Businesses no longer need to worry about last-minute temp staffing; with this ......read more
Around 100 Oasis convenience stores to feature popular school products
Abu Dhabi, 18 September, 2017: ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading operator of service stations and convenience stores, has launched a ‘back-to-school’ promotion as part of a range of initiatives to help customers celebrate special events and holidays throughout the year.
Around 100 Oasis convenience stores are hosting ‘back-to-school’ promotional stands, featuring popular school products such as Minion’s stationary. ADNOC Distribution is also promoting a ‘Little ......read more
This partnership aims at enhancing the maritime sector in Dubai and the UAE, through providing professional media services dedicated to the maritime sector, in order to raise the awareness about the advanced skills and competencies in the maritime sector
Dubai, UAE, 18th of September 2017: In line with its vision to be an international maritime hub and to create the best business and maritime services cluster, Dubai Maritime City signed a strategic partnership agreement with Tactics Maritime Creative Communication which is responsible for managing and publishing “Marasi ......read more
UAE economic growth boosting logistics sector says Bin Sulayem
Dubai, 17 September 2017: Recent forecasts for growth in UAE trade are set to benefit the country’s logistics sector according to DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.
A BMI report published recently forecasts a steady rise in trade of 4.35 percent year on year in 2017, driven by a 5 percent growth in imports and exports of 3.7 percent. The report sees positive economic growth for the UAE over the next five years due to government plans to diversify the economy through the ......read more
ENEC Executives amongst 600 nuclear energy professionals participating in World Nuclear Association (WNA) Symposium, London, UK.
ENEC CEO, Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, updates industry leaders on evolution of ENEC and the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 September 2017: A senior delegation from the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), led by Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, has participated in the World Nuclear Association (WNA) Symposium, taking place in London, U.K. During the opening session of the conference, Mr. Al ......read more
The 2nd phase upgrades the existing station infrastructure and installs new fuel pump technologies
The final phase will involve adjunct facility providing 8 fuel pumps and 6 rental spaces for cafes and fast-food restaurants
Abu Dhabi, 16 September, 2017: ADNOC Distribution, the leading operator of retail fueling services outlets in the UAE, today announced the completion of the second phase of the development and expansion of the Officers City Service Station located on the Arabian Gulf Road in Abu Dhabi.
During the second phase of the project, ......read more
Chairman’s Interim Report
On behalf of the Board of Directors of RAK Petroleum plc (the “Company”), I am pleased to present the Half-Year Financial Report for the period ending 30 June 2017.
The Company’s fundamental objective is to generate significant total shareholder returns from investments in the oil and gas industry, with a focus on the Middle East and Africa. We currently hold interests in two oil and gas companies, DNO ASA (“DNO”) and Foxtrot International LDC (“Foxtrot International”).
DNO is a ......read more
September 13, 2017: Archinnova, a leading innovative business technology consulting and implementation firm, has been selected by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MRHE) to help fully automate its Application Delivery Lifecycle. The company has been appointed by MRHE as a system integrator and is tasked with educating, implementing and supporting the installation and application of the ‘DevOps Solution.’ The move has positioned MRHE among the first government entities in the Middle East region to implement end-to-end, best in breed ‘DevOps Solution,’ which ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: September 13, 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to Fujairah Terminals at the Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), has been accredited with the ISO 28000:2007 certificate of Security Management System for Supply Chain by global certification provider, Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA).
LRQA assessors independently audited the security management system that has been put in place at Khalifa Port, Zayed Port, Musaffah Port and ......read more
UAE, September 13, 2017- Abu Dhabi National Takaful Co. PSC (ADNTC), the leading takaful operator in the MENA region, has announced that it has once again received a Financial Strength Rating of ‘A-’ (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of ‘a-’ from international rating agency A.M. Best. The outlook for these credit ratings is stable.
The positive ratings reflect ADNTC’s strong risk-adjusted capitalisation, in addition to its consistently excellent technical and operating performances as one of the most progressive insurance companies in the United ......read more
The UNLOCK Forum, which will be held between January 14th and 15th of 2018 in Dubai, UAE, will bring together leading international experts on Blockchain technology, as well as more than 400 attendees from across the region. The forum aims not only to increase awareness and knowhow on Blockchain technology and its implementation across various sectors, but also to showcase Dubai Blockchain Strategy’s achievements and future plans for 2020 and beyond. Dubai is revered as one of the only governments globally to have embraced Blockchain in its entirety and across the full spectrum of ......read more
ADNOC’s Voyager branded engine oil and lubricant to be sold in Ethiopia and Yemen
Abu Dhabi, 13 September, 2017: ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading operator of retail fuel service stations and commercial fuelling services, has signed two agreements to sell its popular Voyager branded engine oil and lubricant in Ethiopia and Yemen.
The new supply agreements with Ethiopia’s Kinsi General Trading Company and Yemen’s Myco General Trading Company are a further milestone in ADNOC Distribution’s drive to increase business, optimise performance and secure ......read more
September 13, 2017– DowDuPont™ (NYSE:DWDP) today announced that its Board of Directors and management, with the assistance of independent advisors, have completed their comprehensive review of the portfolio composition of the three intended independent companies. The Board unanimously concluded that, in light of knowledge gained since the announcement of the transaction, certain targeted adjustments will be made between the Materials Science and Specialty Products divisions, which will enhance the competitive advantages of the intended resulting companies. The changes better align ......read more
UAE, September 13, 2017- Drake & Scull International PJSC, a regional market leader in engineering and construction services, has announced that its newly-elected Board Members have convened for the first time. The Board ratified a series of procedural decisions necessary for the company to conduct business as required and chose new committee members from among its ranks. The second General Assembly Meeting convened earlier on the 9th of September 2017 and ratified the appointment of the new Board Members and elected additional Members to fill the vacancies resulting from the resignation ......read more
Dubai Science Park, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Al Jalila Foundation discuss ways to enhance UAE’s science sector
Dubai-UAE: 13 September, 2017: Dubai Science Park (DSP), a member of TECOM Group and the region’s first business community dedicated to the science sector, hosted a networking event in collaboration with the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), Dubai Healthcare City Authority’s first medical university, and Al Jalila Foundation, the philanthropic organisation that supports medical ......read more
The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) showcased the pioneering steps Dubai has taken on the path of international leadership, supported by an advanced position among the top five most competitive and attractive maritime clusters in the world, at the 2017 edition of the Annual International Shipowning & Shipmanagement Summit held on the sidelines of London International Shipping Week 2017 which will run in the British capital until the end of this week.
DMCA officials reviewed the most competitive advantages of the local maritime sector which have had the greatest impact on ......read more
Joint venture will operate as a UL and GCC Lab Company based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Partnership will combine resources, knowledge and expertise to expand services to the region’s renewable energy market.
Dubai, September 11, 2017: Global safety science organization, UL, has announced a joint venture with Saudi-based GCC Lab aimed at strengthening the Middle East’s Renewable Energy Infrastructure.
UL’s regional base operates out of offices in Dubai and its new, state-of-the-art lab facility in Abu Dhabi. The joint venture will operate as a ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 10 September, 2017: ADNOC Distribution has announced today the new retail price of unsubsidized LPG cylinders for the month of September 2017. As per the announcement that is made on the 10th of every month, the new retail price is as follows: AED55 per 25lb, and AED110 per 50lb.
Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: “Our competitive LPG cylinder prices are set every month to reflect adjustments in international market prices for LPG. With our customers at the heart of our business, we are determined to build on ......read more
The region’s biggest HR platform returns to Abu Dhabi on October 30-31, 2017 with speakers from top government, semi government and state owned entities joining the summit
Dubai: September 6,, 2017: The 5th Annual GOV HR Summit, the regions’ leading human resource platform, will welcome a prestigious line-up of speakers including Her Excellency Maytha Al Habsi, Deputy CEO, Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, Ismail Abdulla, CEO, Strata, A Mubadala Company, Fatma Hussain, Chief Human Capital Officer, TECOM Group and Wassem Hassan, Vice President -Human Resources ......read more
Umm Ghafa station opening meets growing fuel and convenience store demand in Al Ain City
ADNOC Distribution now has 362 retail service stations in the UAE
Abu Dhabi, 5 September, 2017: ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading operator of fuel service stations and convenience stores, has celebrated the opening of its 362nd station in the UAE.
The new 24-hour Umm Ghafa service station in Al Ain city can serve 12 vehicles simultaneously and includes a popular Oasis convenience store, a fast food restaurant and facilities for oil change, automatic car ......read more
Government and private sector leaders assemble to unlock geothermal’s 200GW of potential
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 5 September 2017: Leaders and ministers from more than 25 governments will meet in Florence, Italy on 11 September, to accelerate the global adoption of geothermal energy. The Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) meeting represents the largest such ministerial gathering dedicated to geothermal energy development.
Geothermal energy today accounts for just 0.3 percent of globally installed renewable energy capacity. However – once start-up costs are met ......read more
SGI Dubai 2018 to showcase cutting edge digital signage solutions
Dubai, September 5, 2017: The digital technologies have overtaken the more traditional print versions of late. Retailers, entertainment and leisure venues, corporate houses and other businesses are constantly monitoring their marketing and communication approaches to be conspicuous in such a crowded marketplace. As a result, many organisations are taking maximum advantage of powerful signage as choice means of place-based mass communication. Digital signage can be a powerful tool for engaging customers for any business ......read more
Stylish washbasins, bathtubs, shower trays and mixers with a touch of class.
Bathrooms have become an important part of the household, a refuge of relaxation and invigoration. Bathroom design is about defining how you use the space you have available to fit your lifestyle. And nobody does it better than Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions operating across Europe, Middle East and Africa. The wonderful and sophisticated Strada range is the perfect example!
With clean lines and streamlined shapes, Strada collection cross-category items are ......read more
September 4, 2017 – DowDuPont™ (NYSE:DWDP) today announced the successful completion of the merger of equals between The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (“DuPont”), effective Aug. 31, 2017. The combined entity is operating as a holding company under the name “DowDuPont™” with three divisions – Agriculture, Materials Science and Specialty Products.
Shares of DuPont and Dow ceased trading at the close of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Aug. 31, 2017. Beginning today, DowDuPont will start ......read more
Dr Mohammed Shaker shared his vision for the sector
UL presented its insight on the latest technologies and developments
Collaboration on future projects will be aimed at helping improve the sector and the lives of the Egyptian people
Abu Dhabi, 04 September 2017: The Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy met with a global safety science firm to gain some valuable insight to the latest technologies in the sector and the safest methods of adopting them.
Dr Mohammed Shaker received the delegation from UL, a renowned expert with a long heritage of ......read more
Eros Digital Home Stores expand their footprint in Abu Dhabi to give shoppers another option in terms of location to experience the multi-brand offerings within the brand range.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3rd September 2017: Eros Group, UAE’s trusted distributor and retailer for consumer electronics with a portfolio of world renowned brands under its umbrella, has launched a new Eros Digital Home store in Khalidiyah Mall, Abu Dhabi.
The new store opening is part of a regional expansion plan making this the 26thoperated store of Eros Digital Home in the UAE. The ......read more
August 30, 2017: Multi-awarded Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist A. R. Rahman is in Dubai to attend the UAE premiere of his film, 'One Heart: The AR Rahman Concert Film.' Rahman recently visited the Dubai Mall outlet of E-City, the leading retailer of a chain of world-class multi-brand electronics retail stores across the UAE and part of Albatha Group, one of UAE’s largest conglomerates. During his visit, E-City CEO Jaouad Dakir facilitated him and congratulated him on his new movie “One Heart: The A.R. Rahman Concert ......read more
The collection features ‘Platinum Day’ and ‘Platinum Night’ ensembles that add a touch of tradition to contemporary homes
Dubai, UAE (August 30, 2017): As part of its pursuit to unveil globally-renowned furniture collections that are in keeping with local trends, IDdesign, a leading international home lifestyle brand offering contemporary furniture and accessories recently unveiled the new home furnishing line from Camelgroup.
A brand that exudes unmistakable Italian design heritage, Camelgroup was founded in 1983 in the north-eastern part of ......read more
TCL Multimedia LCD TV sales volume reach 9,603,392 sets in first half with strong performance in overseas markets
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 29th August 2017: TCL has been making waves across key global markets, including the UAE. The leading innovator in developing QLED technology and products, TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited, is today amongst the top 4 leading television brands alongside Samsung, LG and Sony.
The sales volume of TCL Multimedia’s LCD TVs’ grew by 34.1% in the first half of 2017 mainly due its strong sales performance in the North ......read more
August 29, 2017- Sharjah’s hospitality sector revenues witnessed a remarkable 7.8 per cent increase during the first half of 2017 compared with the previous year, with its value reaching AED 372 million, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) announced. The announcement came as the emirate steadily positions itself as a destination of choice for local, regional, and international tourists.
SCTDA reported a massive 70 per cent occupancy rate from January to June this year. The total number of guests for the first half of the year reached 885,000, representing a ......read more
ADIPEC Programme Will Include Downstream Industry for the First Time
900 Speakers Scheduled for More Than 200 Technical and Strategic Conference Sessions
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 August 2017: Organisers of the annual Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), hosted by ADNOC, have confirmed the event’s technical conference, already the world’s largest for oil and gas professionals, will see a significant increase in scope for 2017 to include the downstream industry for the first time, as well as more sessions for specialised areas including ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: August 28, 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, Fujairah Terminals at the Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), celebrates Emirati Women’s Day, in recognition of the outstanding contributions of the Emirati women at Abu Dhabi Ports.
Abu Dhabi Ports is a strong advocate for creating and enabling career and skill development opportunities for female employees and Emiratis.
Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, ......read more
On the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day, Empower recognise the contribution of the nation's women in the development of UAE
Dubai, UAE, 27 August 2017: To commemorate the outstanding contributions of the country’s women, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), paid tribute to the Emirati women for their leading role and effective participation in national development.
Emirati Women’s Day was launched by HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairperson of the General Women’s Union, President of the Family Development Foundation, and Chairperson ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 27, 2017: De’Longhi is the number one premium Italian coffee machine brand with a range of coffee machines to suit any lifestyle and budget. With an extensive range of coffee machines, from traditional bar-pump machines to modern bean to cup machines, De’Longhi lets you create your own blends of beans for your perfect tasting cup of coffee. Whether you are looking for the perfect cup of cappuccino or the perfect cup of espresso, De’Longhi has a coffee machine for you.
With a strong heritage of coffee machine creation and a premium ......read more
Dubai, UAE; August 24, 2017: 2XL, the leading luxury furniture and home décor brand in the UAE, has launched Fountainbleau day bed, a classy ensemble for the living room. The tufted seat cushions add a luxe feel to this collection, which is designed for lounging casually and to be used as an occasional bed.
Making it a versatile piece of décor, the Fountainbleau day bed features a crown, giving it a regal look. The soft toned grey and white palette provides an aesthetic softness to the living space. It can be perfectly paired with printed and rose fabric decorative cushions for ......read more
Visit Dubai Festival City Mall and IKEA to take part in family activities, interior design and craft workshops - and enjoy plenty of chances to win prizes!
Dubai, 21 August 2017: To mark the launch of the 2018 Catalogue, IKEA, the Swedish home furnishing retailer, is hosting a packed schedule of activities from now until 9 September.
IKEA will be showcasing its 2018 catalogue theme ‘make room for life’ by highlighting four room designs in an interactive, unique pop-up space at Dubai Festival City Mall’s Festival Square. Visitors ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: August 23, 2017: Abu Dhabi is marking a new milestone today, as the first three Emirati women graduate as masters (Captain) of 24-Meters vessels from the Maritime Training Centre at Abu Dhabi Ports. Abu Dhabi Ports is the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to the container terminal at Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD).
Ahead of Emirati Women’s Day, Sahar Rasti, Fatema Al Khaja and Mahra Al Shamsi received the ‘Certificate of Competency ......read more
August 23, 2017. United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) received high-level delegation from Land and Sea Ports Sector of General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs led by Brigadier Salah Ahmad Al-Qamzi, Assistant Director General of the Land & Sea Ports Sector, in its headquarters in Dubai. The meeting underscored the importance of an integrated government system to enhance the local maritime sector according to the emirate’s economic diversification policy. The two parties discussed ways to improve their cooperation and help strengthen the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 23 August 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider announced energy savings of 5.2 per cent in the second month of its summer campaign – ‘Smile at 24 degrees’, compared to the same period last year.
“As the leading district cooling services provider, we’re proud of the savings generated in the second month of our summer campaign. At Empower, we want to create an environment that will allow us to achieve the vision of the UAE leadership and help ......read more
Increasing India’s renewables would save 12 times more than it costs
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 22 August 2017: India can raise its renewable energy use to meet a quarter of the country's total final energy demand by 2030, according to the findings of a report presented today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable energy prospects for India, a study from IRENA’s REmap programme, outlines action areas that can unlock India’s vast renewable energy potential, ensure clean and sustainable energy for generations to come, and enable the country to ......read more
The GCC-wide launch commenced with a ‘Switching on the lights’ ceremony held at Carrefour Shindagha
DUBAI - August 21, 2017: Clikon, one of the region’s fastest growing brands for home appliances and consumer electronics, announced its agreement with retail major Carrefour to distribute Clikon’s ‘MyLight’ flashlight and other range of products at Carrefour outlets across the GCC.
The agreement was signed between Mr Faizal Abdul Karim, Business Head of Clikon and Carrefour at a ‘switching on the lights’ ceremony held at City ......read more
August 20, 2017. United Arab Emirates: Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, Dubai Maritime Agenda 2017 has begun preparations to host a line-up of international speakers to explore the future of the maritime sector in adherence with local and nationwide efforts to prepare for a ‘post oil economy.’ The strategic platform will bring together an elite group of international maritime industry leaders, influential personalities, regional and international experts and decision-makers to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 20 August 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that 75 new buildings have so far been connected to its services in 2017. The company also announced good progress towards deploying its services to many other buildings in months to follow.
“This is an important milestone for us District cooling is an environment-friendly technology and the way forward to achieving a green economy. We’re pleased that developers have realised the importance of this technology and in ......read more