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    Schneider Electric Gulf Wins Best Employee Benefits & Well Being Strategy Award in Private Sector

    Company wins at the 8th Gov HR Summit for its holistic focus on employee wellbeing over the past five years  Dubai, UAE, 27 October 2020:  Schneider Electric has won the Best Employee Benefits and Well Being Strategy Award for the Private Sector at this year’s GCC Gov HR Summit. The judges commended Schneider Electric for its holistic approach to its employee wellbeing over the past five years; they called out the company’s five-pillar programme that supports employees with their physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing. The GOV HR Summit 2020 is the Gulf’s signature event for human resource professionals from both the public and private sectors. The summit brings together HR professionals from across the region with the aim of sharing and highlighting best practices. This year’s event ......read more

    Trina Solar's Vertex 600W+ Series Modules Obtained the Industry's Worldwide Recognized IEC Certifications

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 26th October:  Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, announced recently that the Vertex 600W and 550W series of glass-backsheet and dual-glass modules passed the TÜV Rheinland Photovoltaic Module IEC standard serial test and obtained two certificates, IEC 61215 and IEC 61730. The Vertex series became the first 600W+ high-power PV module that achieved IEC certifications in the PV industry. Trina Solar’s Vertex modules (600W & 550W), using 210mm size cells, have the characteristics of high power, high efficiency and high reliability, suitable for large-scale ground mounted PV power plants and large industrial and commercial rooftop projects. Besides Trina Solar's leading ......read more

    Emirates Post Marks the Start-up of Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant With Commemorative Stamp

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 October 2020:   Emirates Post in collaboration with the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is issuing a distinctive commemorative stamp to celebrate the start-up of the first unit of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Barakah Plant, the first operating nuclear energy plant in the Arab World, recently started to generate clean electricity in a safe, reliable, and environmentally friendly manner, supporting the diversification of the Nation’s energy portfolio while in parallel reducing the UAE’s carbon footprint.   When its four units are fully operational, the Barakah plant will provide up to 25% of the UAE’s electricity needs, while preventing 21 millions of carbon emissions every year.   The ......read more

    Emirates Post marks UAE's Mars Mission with Commemorative Stamps

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 24 October 2020:  Emirates Post, in collaboration with Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and the UAE Space Agency, is issuing the distinctive commemorative stamp, Emirates Mars Mission – Hope Probe, to celebrate the UAE’s historic first mission to Mars and its broader space ambitions.    The commemorative stamps feature four different images, two of which illustrates the design of the satellite and two of the historic moment of its launch into space. The initial run of the commemorative stamps comprises of 100,000 stamps along with 1,000 First Day Cover Sheets, available for sale at the Emirates Post Central Customer Happiness Centres and on Emirates Post’s dedicated web shop emiratespostshop.ae starting October 20.   The Hope Probe is designed to orbit ......read more

    Hitachi ABB Power Grids Acquires Pioneer Solutions and Strengthens Energy Portfolio Management

    Acquisition will expand Energy Market Operations offering and empower energy market participants with leading digital capabilities to navigate the evolving regulatory environment and renewable energy goals.  DUBAI – October 21, 2020: Hitachi ABB Power Grids has signed a definitive agreement to acquire US-based Pioneer Solutions, a provider of industry-leading front-to-back-office Commodities/Energy Trading and Risk Management (C/ETRM) solutions, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, USA. This expansion will give the business the most comprehensive offering in the market. The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020.  Pioneer Solutions has been recognized as an industry leader, being named in the top five of Energy Risk’s Software Survey & Rankings for the past seven years. The company ......read more

    Pan Emirates Unveils Its Pink-themed Home Decoration Collection

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 2020: Pan Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading indoor, patio, and outdoor furniture brand in the region, introduces the all-pink line up of furniture and home décor accessories collection that is set to brighten up the living space with vibrant colour and stylish designs. The collection includes Sofa Sets, Cushions, Poufs, Serving Trays, Canvas and more. SPECTRE 3 SEATER SOFA (AED 2795) Enhance the visual aesthetics of your living room as you bring home SPECTRE 3 SEATER SOFA. Its soft pink velvet upholstery not only feels soft against your skin but also adds a luxurious touch to your interiors. The gorgeous button tufting creates a striking appeal making it a perfect centerpiece in your decor. Its backrest can be easily flipped to expand the seat for you to enjoy a quick nap during the day or ......read more

    OriginsCollective.com Launches “The Artists” Series Featuring New Art on Cushion and Ottomans Covers

     Fifteen exclusive artistic design collections have been added to the ever-growing Origins Collective catalogue. Every month, five of the artists’ designs will be revealed.    United Arab Emirates,  October 20, 2020:  Home style and interior décor concept, Origins Collective, has just launched “The Artists” series featuring the work of UAE and regional artists transformed into cushion and ottoman covers. Each month, five new designs will be revealed, celebrating the artists’ creativity while also offering shoppers a fresh new batch of colorful and inspiring designs. The ranges can now also be purchased on OriginsCollective.com.    Origins Collective strives to blend modern classics with a contemporary nod – think, bright, breezy and fun, blended with style ......read more

    HVAC Trends That Are Reshaping the Industry

    Sustainability, Efficiency, and Millennials are Driving New Innovation and Development    United Arab Emirates,  October 19, 2020:   HVAC innovations and advancements continue to reshape 2020, with many new trends across the industry set to impact businesses in the coming months and years ahead.  Specializing in quality HVAC product, LG Electronics (LG) strives to continuously innovate and deliver solutions that make life easier, greener, and more efficient.  As the industry continues to grow at a remarkable rate, Mr. Suraj Kumar, Technical Manager – Air Solutions, LG Electronics Gulf shares the top HVAC trends influencing innovations in air solution technology: A Push for Greener Solutions  Environmental awareness and the need for more eco-friendly solutions and services ......read more

    4 Ways To Work Winter Festive Interior Trends Into Your Home

    Transform your home into a winter wonderland with top tips on some of this season’s favourite home trends from Sedar Global the leader in window and wall interiors Creative Director Nahel Selo  United Arab Emirates,  October 19, 2020:   Capture the joy of the season and work one of this year’s festive design trends into your interiors, creating a memorable space to celebrate the holiday season in the safety of your home with Sedar Global’s Winter- Festive 2020 collections. From a real classic vintage festive interior including tartan and plaid fabrics and natural elements, to a festive colour theme in naval, grey or modern pastel palettes. Or adding custom designed sparkle to soft furnishings with Sedar’s in house Swarovski Atelier, whatever your style preference Nahel Selo Creative Director ......read more

    Danube Home Launches Its Bigger and Better Online Shopping Platform!

    United Arab Emirates,  October 15, 2020:  Danube Home, the one stop shop for all home interior needs in the region announced the launch of their new and improved e-commerce platform on the 10th of October 2020.  The new interface boasts of several new features that are sure to give customers an unmatched shopping experience from the comfort of their homes.  “We have always worked towards providing customers the best shopping experience as well as the most comprehensive range of global products with an aim to suit the design aesthetics of our cosmopolitan clientele. Since COVID-19, we have seen a massive boom in online shopping and we think it is the best time to tap into this market with all guns blazing. This is why we have made our diverse portfolio of products available on our e-commerce site.  To ......read more

    Portuguese Excellence in Design Brought to Dubai by ACL - A Cimenteira do Louro

    Explore Mediterranean interiors and exclusive launches at this year's Dubai Design Week Dubai, UAE, October 14 2020:   A Cimenteira do Louro (ACL), a luxury home building material brand has a long- standing history of creating beautiful homes, offices, building and infrastructure. Over four decades of design and inspiration comes together to create stunning range of floorings and wall coverings. With a focus on innovation, quality materials and skilled craftmanship, the collections showcase unique designs to suit every style and taste. Founded in 1975, ACL - A Cimenteira do Louro, is a premier interior design brand by merging elements of nature with arts to provide a unique dynamism to each aspect of your surroundings. Combining the aesthetic values with the quality and robustness of the products, a unique ......read more

    Emicool Becomes an Active Member of the First Association of District Cooling Operators; Supports Efficient District Cooling

    Emicool’s green initiatives include using hybrid solar power to plants and implementation of advanced electric vehicle fleet    Dubai, UAE, October 13th, 2020: Emirates District Cooling (Emicool) LLC, a leading district cooling service provider in the region and a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments, has announced becoming an active member of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy’s first Association of District Cooling Operators, extending full support in raising efficiency of district cooling plants to improve water and electricity consumption in the emirate of Dubai.  “According to industry reports, the global DC Sector is set for growth in the coming years and it becomes vital for government and the utility providers to streamline the process towards greener, more environmentally ......read more

    Pink October: SPECTRE 3 SEATER SOFA

    United Arab Emirates,  October 11, 2020:  This October enhance the visual aesthetics of your living room as you bring home SPECTRE 3 SEATER SOFA. Its soft pink velvet upholstery not only feels soft against your skin but also adds a luxurious touch to your interiors. The gorgeous button tufting creates a striking appeal making it a perfect centerpiece in your decor. Its backrest can be easily flipped to expand the seat for you to enjoy a quick nap during the day or simply lounge back with great comfort. Its strong metallic chrome-finish legs and base highlight its opulence while offering great support to this piece. Blending the solace of plush seating and the glory of an accent piece, this sofa is indeed a glamorous addition to your space.   About PAN Emirates Home Furnishings   Pan Emirates Home ......read more

    Bosch Launches Highly Resilient EVO Spark Plugs in the Middle East

    Specifically, for turbocharged gasoline direct-injection engines    Robust spark plugs for particularly high demands  Spark-plug know-how, production competence and experience since 1902  Bosch spark-plug technology for a wide range of applications    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 05, 2020:  Today, Bosch announces the launch of highly resilient EVO spark plugs in the Middle East. Modern turbocharged gasoline direct-injection engines place particularly high demands on their spark plugs’ resilience and reliability. The new Bosch EVO spark plug is a particularly a robust spark plug engineered to reliably ensure a stable ignition throughout its long service live – even if it is subject to the extreme conditions it faces in modern engines. Thanks to its ......read more

    Vertex 550W Modules Go Into Mass Production

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 01, 2020:   Trina Solar announces that its mass production of Vertex 550W ultra-high-power modules in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, has begun with the opening of a new manufacturing plant. The new Vertex factory was completed in 2020. It is equipped with advanced equipment and industrial facilities, and highly automated and intelligent operating systems. The mass production of the 550W module is a milestone in speeding up the industrialization of ultra-high power module technological innovations and their application. Vertex 550W ultra-high power modules contain three key advanced technologies, including multi-bus grid, non-destructive cutting and high-density packaging. At the beginning of this year Trina Solar launched the Vertex 500W+ module. Not only does this ensure high ......read more

    Autumn / Winter 2020 Colour Trends with C'est ici

    **How to bring your home to life for the new season **        United Arab Emirates,  September 30, 2020:  It may still be summer here in the UAE but as Autumn / Winter approaches, there is no better time to refresh and update your home, creating a constantly evolving space that includes all of the things that you love. In keeping in line with global trends, Autumn is the time for many of us to snuggle up with blankets and Autumnal scented candles as the temperature drops, creating a cosy and comfortable, warming space.    If you’d prefer not to invest at this time in more costly pieces of furniture, keeping up-to-date with the key colours of the season are a great way to revamp your existing decor, whether in the form of a feature wall or with some new accessories, giving a nod ......read more

    Gamma's Latest Products: a Décor Connoisseur's Haven

    By Western Furniture United Arab Emirates,  September 29, 2020:  A picture indeed speaks louder than words. Western Furniture brings you a treat for your eyes. Check out the latest products from the house of ‘Gamma Arredamenti.’  

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    Embellish Your Home Like a Pro

    Assorted Natuzzi mirrors & accessories just for you – by Western Furniture     United Arab Emirates,  September 28, 2020:  Mirrors & accessories complete a living space, gives it character, adds vibrancy and creates a sense of harmony. These additions bring out the soul of a room. Selecting the right mirrors and accessories is quite important and so is how you choose to arrange then in your home.        We have assorted some exquisite pieces from Natuzzi Italia mirrors and accessories that you can choose to bring home and add more life to your living space.      

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    Empower Successfully Concludes its Summer Campaign 'Set your AC at 24°C Auto and Save'

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 September 2020:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced the successful conclusion of its summer campaign, which was launched in June this year under the slogan 'Set your AC at 24°C Auto and Save'. The aim of the campaign was to encourage Empower customers to rationalize energy consumption during summer by setting their air- conditioner thermostat at 24°C, which helps them to save in their monthly bills and to play a role in protecting the environment, saving energy and conserving the natural resources. The campaign targeted different customers in residential and commercial buildings that Empower serves with its district cooling, with a total of 120,000 customers.   The company renewed ......read more

    Win AED 100,000 Worth Room Makeovers with IKEA

    United Arab Emirates,  September 28, 2020:  Are you looking to give your home a fresh look? Have you made your wish list from the 2021 IKEA Catalogue? Do you have your eyes on one of the bedroom sets from the new catalogue?  Great news! You no longer have to hold yourself back. You can now refresh your homes with IKEA’s stylish furniture and home accessories during the Dubai Home Festival that runs from 24th September to 10th October. On a minimum spend of AED 250, 10 lucky customers win makeovers worth AED 10,000 each in the biggest homeware celebration that offers special shopping rewards to interior lovers. With countless inspiring ideas and solutions, you will be able to revamp your entire home. Whether it’s for your living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom or outdoor area, IKEA’s classic, ......read more

    Trina Solar's Vertex 600w/550w Series Ultra-High Power Modules Pass Tüv Rheinland's Comprehensive Reliability Test

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 27, 2020: Trina Solar Co., Ltd announced that the company's Vertex 600W/550W series ultra-high power modules had passed the comprehensive reliability test by TÜV Rheinland. This is another major breakthrough and milestone after Trina Solar was granted both the IEC 61215 PV module performance standard and the IEC 61730 PV module safety standard certificates in March 2020.  Based on Trina Solar's superior multi-busbar technology, the Vertex series adopted a low voltage, high string power design and integrated advanced technology solutions including non-destructive cutting and high-density cell interconnect technology, significantly enhancing both micro-crack and heat spot resistance performance while further reducing system costs and the levelized cost of energy (LCOE). The ......read more

    Danube Home Launches Its All New “My Garden 2021” E-Catalogue!

    United Arab Emirates,  September 24, 2020:  Danube Home, the leading one-stop retail solution for all home interior and improvement needs in the region, announced the virtual launch of its latest Garden collection 2021 on 24th September 2020 at the Danube Home showroom where Mr.Adel Sajan - Director Danube Home, Mr.Shubhojit Mahalanobis - General Manager Danube Home and Mr.Sayed Habib - General Manager Business Development Danube Home addressed the media and other esteemed guests virtually. “The COVID-19 pandemic made 2020 a challenging year with travel restrictions, social distancing, and fear in the air. At the same time, it offered a chance for individuals and organizations to reset and reshape the world in a more sustainable way. Following this shift with the new normal, Danube Home decided to take the paperless ......read more

    Hamdan Bin Zayed Issues Directives for the Conservation and Propagation of the Newly Discovered Harmal Plant

    The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi discovers a new Peganum harmala plant species in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, 24 September 2020: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), has directed the propagation of the Harmal (Peganum harmala) plant. This comes after the Agency announced the discovery of the plant species for the first time in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates.  As such, the Peganum harmala plant has now been included in the important local plant conservation and propagation programmes run by EAD’s plant nursery in the Al Dhafra region’s Baynunah area. Belonging to the hierarchical Peganum family, the newly discovered species is completely different ......read more

    Executive Council Issues a Resolution Transferring Ownership of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) to ADQ

    Executive Council issues a resolution transferring ownership of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) to ADQ   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 24, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Executive Council has issued a resolution transferring ownership of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) to ADQ. Transferring ENEC’s ownership shall not affect licensing, permissions, exceptions and approvals from federal and local government entities regarding ENEC, nor any of its affiliated companies.  In addition, the resolution shall not affect the obligations and responsibilities of ENEC, nor any of its affiliated companies, including Abu Dhabi government’s obligations towards the ENEC, including contracts, agreements and warranties approved prior to the issuance of this resolution. The resolution ......read more

    Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant reaches 50% Power as UAE Delegation Participates in 64th IAEA General Conference

    - Milestone achievement announced during the UAE side event held on Tuesday, 22 September at the 64th IAEA General Conference in Vienna - 50% power achieved as part of the Power Ascension Testing (PAT) of Unit 1 of the Barakah plant, an important step towards commercial operations   United Arab Emirates,  September 22, 2020:   Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the Joint Venture nuclear operations and maintenance subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), announced today that the reactor of Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant has achieved 50% of its electricity production capacity.    The milestone achievement was announced on the sidelines of the 64th Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference in Vienna, where ......read more

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    The Forma Collection

    Contemporary hand tufted carpets                 Dubai, March 9, 2020:   The new Forma Collection by Hands Carpets features twelve designs, inspired by the language of shapes that has no singular translation.  It attempts to create an unconventional dialogue between the individual and the space, expressed through the reinterpretation of typical form.  Beautifully hand tufted in 100% bamboo silk, each carpet is an elegant expression of luxury, brought alive through an infinite interplay of pile height variances, colours, ......read more

    UAE's Energy for Greater Efficiency Can Propel Region Towards a Sustainable Future, Industry Experts Tell Middle East Energy 2020

    Public and private sector efforts held up as benchmark during thought-leading session titled ‘Decarbonisation and Sustainable Development Goals’ ‘Expo site is a blueprint for future smart city’ - Markus Strohmeier, Siemens  Session told energy services companies (ESCO) in the Emirates have increased tenfold in past two years  Dubai, UAE: 04 March 2020: Greater focus on energy efficiency will help reduce costs and aid Middle East energy sector players meet the dual challenge of meeting growing demand for power while reducing carbon footprint, according to ......read more

    UAE Becomes First Peaceful Nuclear Operating Nation in Arab World

    • Safe Completion of Fuel Assembly Loading in Unit 1 at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Marks the Start of Nuclear Operations for Electricity Generation • Certified Operators Begin Process to Gradually Produce Clean Electricity   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 3 March 2020: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) announced today that, following the successful completion of fuel assembly loading into Unit 1, the UAE has officially become a peaceful nuclear energy operating nation. The Nation also becomes the first country in the Arab World to achieve this status, joining a ......read more

    The Biggest Dine & Win Campaign With Over 200,000 Customers as Winners, This Dubai Food Festival

    • Dubai Shopping Malls Group to reward with more than 16 million worth of prizes during the 15-day campaign  • Mega prize winner will take home a brand new GAC GA8 sedan by Gargash Motors • A total of 3-winners will get AED 5,000 worth of cash prizes each • 19 malls with their F&B outlets, over 1000 high-street restaurants & select food outlets at all Dubai Airports are participating this Dubai Food Festival     Dubai; March 2020:  During the most celebrated and the biggest food festival of the UAE, Dubai Shopping Malls Group ......read more

    World's Power Sector Leaders Gather in Dubai for Mega Middle East Energy Meet

    Digitalisation and renewables will be front and centre across three days as Energy & Utilities Market Outlook report forecasts annual investment in renewable energy to top US $35 billion in MENA  Dubai, UAE: 02 March 2020: Power sector leaders have arrived in the UAE for this week’s mega Middle East Energy exhibition and probing conference series which begins a three-day run at the Dubai World Trade Centre tomorrow (March 3). Set against the background of an industry in the midst of major disruption and transformation, the show, previously known as Middle East ......read more

    African Renewable Energy Sources Underused Says Kenyan Power Expert

    Continent to see increased focus on geothermal, wind, solar & biomass    Dubai, UAE: 01 March 2020: African’s rich renewable sources are being underused even though the continent aims to connect 60 million new households to electricity grids by 2030. The under-utilisation claim was made by Wnaguli Charles Wainaina, the Chief Procurement Officer of the Kenya Electricity Generating Co. Ltd ahead of his buying visit to Middle East Energy, the mega global power event, which runs at the Dubai World Trade Centre from March 3-5.   Mr Wataina, who is being hosted ......read more

    Business France Announces France's Livestock Industry Participation to the 2020 Edition of Viv Middle East & Africa Exhibition

    20 French Companies Exhibiting on the French Pavilion 9-11 March 2020 , ADNEC  United Arab Emirates, March 1st- 2020 - Business France the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy will be organizing the French pavilion at VIV MEA 2020, the trade fair devoted to livestock  wich takes place from 9 to 11 March 2020 in Abu Dhabi. The French pavilion will be hosting 20 French companies (including 14 new exhibitors) specialized in: Animal feed & nutrition, animal health,  Equipment and innovative solutions for hatchery & laboratory ......read more

    Dress Up Your Walls with Gorgeous Wallpapers from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor

    1 March 2020: Nothing adds colour and atmosphere to a room quite like a wallpaper. Bring the spring cheer into your homes this season with 2XL Furniture & Home Décor. The luxe brand offers a spectacular range of nature-inspired fresh and floral backdrops that can transform any room. A lively floral motif can make an enormous difference to a space. Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “The possibilities with wallpapers are endless. These can dramatically change a room and very often give the illusion of a painting. Whether you are looking for a ......read more

    Your Space Your Art: Sedar Global Launches E-Commerce Site and New Brands Including Missoni Home

    Leading interior label Sedar Global has officially launched its e-commerce offering consumers the latest in digital product customisation services and unveiling new brands available to shop at Sedar for the very first time     Dubai, UAE, February 29, 2020:  Specialised in catering to the window and wall interior industry    for over 125 years, Sedar Global has officially launched its e-commerce site. Now delivering to homes throughout the UAE and with further locations to be added by March 2020, including KSA, Bahrain, Oman and other countries in the ......read more

    Schneider Electric Joins Cybersecurity Tech Accord

    • Largest-ever cybersecurity alliance advances industry collaboration to defend digital economy • Improves the security, stability and resilience of cyberspace in an increasingly digital world • Supports the commitment to an open, transparent and collaborative culture that focuses on people, processes and technology   February 27, 2020 – Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has joined the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, a watershed agreement among its signatories to enhance the cybersecurity ......read more

    2XL Furniture & Home Decor and Swiss-Belhotel International Announce ‘2XL Interior Design Challenge' for Arabian Travel Market 2020'

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 27, 2020:   2XL Furniture & Home Décor and Swiss-Belhotel International in collaboration with The Designers’ Studio have announced the ‘2XL Interior Design Challenge’ for the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) taking place in Dubai from 19 to 22 April 2020. As part of the challenge participating members will submit design proposals to decorate Swiss-Belhotel International’s stand at ATM out of which one will be chosen by a panel of judges to execute the design using 2XL furniture and accessories.    Laurent ......read more

    VFS Global Goes Plastic Bottle-free Starting From Visa Application Centre in Dubai

    • The first VFS Global plastic bottle-free Visa Application Centre in the world • Plastic bottles and cups replaced with ecofriendly bio-degradable paper cups • Initiative expected to reduce plastic usage by over 50,000 bottles annually in Dubai   In a key environmental initiative, VFS Global, the world's largest visa outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, proudly breaks free from plastic bottle usage starting from its Visa Application Centre in Dubai. The initiative aims to decrease plastic ......read more

    171 teams confirm participation in Gov Games 2020

    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council Exciting four-day event to see the participation of 99 male teams and 36 female teams 36 cities to see action in first edition of “Battle of the Cities” Dubai: February 25, 2020– A total of 171 teams have confirmed their participation in the upcoming Gov Games 2020 as interaction and excitement continues to grow among organizations throughout the country ahead of the event. Held under the patronage of His Highness ......read more

    Calling All Mommies to Take a FIKA Break With IKEA

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 24, 2020:   IKEA, the regions favourite Swedish home furnishing retailer, is not only about creating a better everyday life for the many but also on keeping its Swedish heritage and traditions alive. With that in mind, IKEA is introducing a fun “Fika break” concept where ‘IKEA Family’ mommies can socialize and escape from their mommy duties every Tuesday at its Yas Island store.  Mommies can bring along their sisters or friends to hangout at our Restaurant in Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi every Tuesday between 10am and 11am ......read more

    Bosch Celebrates the Opening of It's Largest Flagship Store in the Middle East

    A celebration of technologies that change everyday lives!   February 24, 2020:    One of the world’s leading technology innovators in home appliances, is making its second mark on the region with the opening of a flagship store in Riyadh. Bosch technologies have always aimed to improve the lives of people all over the world, claiming their products are “Invented for Life”. With an unmatched portfolio of uncompromising quality, Bosch leads the way in design, innovation, technical perfection and reliability. On February 19th 2020 Bosch will open the ......read more

    Bentley Systems Issues Call for Nominations for the Year in Infrastructure 2020 Awards Program

    Winners to be selected and announced at the Year in Infrastructure 2020 Conference in Vancouver, Canada 23 February 2020 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, announced its call for nominations for the Year in Infrastructure 2020 Awards program. The awards, which are judged by independent juries of industry experts, recognize infrastructure projects for digital innovations that improve project delivery and/or asset performance. The deadline for ......read more

    ‘Be Inspired' This Season With JYSK's Latest Collection

    Add a minimalistic touch to your home with creative ideas to live better   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23rd February 2020: As the seasons are changing and summer is approaching, we will spend less time under the open sky and more time indoors. Be inspired to create a home with room to unfold, reconnect, recharge and renew. Bring yourself down to JYSK stores to shop from their beautiful collection this season.  Let your creativity and everyday life unfold while renewing your energy, refocusing, slowing down, and sharing moments with some good friends. With a selection of ......read more

    Nasser Bin Dalmook's ‘Najm' Dominates Saluki Championship 2020

    Dubai, February 23, 2020:  In a thrilling finish, the salukis by Nasser Obaid bin Dalmook Al-Ketbi dominated the Saluki Championship, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), held on Saturday at Dubai’s Al Marmoum racetrack.    A total of 60 salukis (race hounds) have qualified in the championship stage, which saw a total of six races – two heats in the 1 km race and four races covering a distance of 2.5km – for the male, female, amateur and professional categories.    Salukis are Bedouin hunting dogs that can run up to 65kmph ......read more

    Middle East Gas Market Growing at Double the Rate of Global Energy Demand

    According to BCG’s report, the Middle East can deliver 8500 bcm of gas by 2030 marking the strongest growth in a decade Dubai, 23 February, 2020 : The natural gas market in the Middle East is experiencing a substantial growth phase, with its cost of supply remaining competitive in the long-term despite shale revolution. The recent report by Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG), Snam, and the International Gas Union (IGU) reveals that the Middle East and Asia-Pacific have demonstrated the strongest growth in gas demand the past ten years – growing at an average of 4.6% per ......read more

    Schneider Electric's Secure Power Division Celebrates an Award-Winning Year in 2019

    • The Secure Power Division captures more than 20 industry awards for leadership, solutions, and programs in 2019 • Industry analysts, trade publications and leadership groups among those recognizing Secure Power  • Division provides power and cooling solutions for data centers, distributed IT, and non-IT applications   BOSTON, MASS., FEBRUARY 13, 2020 –  Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced that its Secure Power Division received more than 20 awards across leadership, ......read more

    Brazilian trade surplus with Arab countries in January 2020 up 51.82 per cent

    February 19, 2020- Brazil posted a positive trade balance with Arab markets, the third largest destination of Brazilian exports, in January 2020. The latest figures released by the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) showed that trade balance reached USD 624.15 million, reflecting a growth of 51.82 per cent during the period as compared to the previous year.   Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the UAE remained the top importers of Brazilian goods during the first month of the year. Brazil’s trade balance with Saudi Arabia amounted to USD 131.32 million, which represented ......read more

    Crate and Barrel's Latest Outdoor Collection is This Season's Garden Must-have

    With an array of furniture in wood, metal, and wicker, this Outdoor collection allows for elegance and practicality   Dubai, UAE, 18 February 2020:   One of the UAE’s favourite furniture stores, Crate and Barrel, is welcoming the pleasant sunshine and fresh air this season with its new outdoor collection. With a focus on naturally-chic wooden furniture, sleek, stainless steel, and durable resin wicker built to last, the beautifully-crafted items are available at Crate and Barrel stores across the UAE.  Designed with powdercoat aluminium and UV-resistant ......read more

    Digital Convergence of Power Management and Process Automation to Boost Oil and Gas Profitability

    This piece is co-authored by Chris Dartnell, President Oil and Gas, Industrial Automation Business at Schneider Electric and Shebin Jalal, Global Solution Architect, Oil and Gas, Industrial Automation Business at Schneider Electric    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 19, 2020:   Today, devices of all kinds across the Oil & Gas industry are equipped with intelligent sensors that gather data. Since these devices are connected, they send the data forward to a repository like the cloud, and the data is then correlated and analyzed on servers. The rapid output of ......read more

    FANR Issues Operating License for Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Power Plant

    - UAE is the first country in the Arab region to operate a nuclear power plant. - License issuance follows comprehensive review of Operating License Application submitted by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation on behalf of Nawah in 2015   17 February 2020, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the UAE’s independent nuclear regulator, has today issued the Operating License for Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant to the Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation’s (ENEC) subsidiary ......read more

    Schneider Electric Adds New Features and PROFIBUS and PROFINET Compatibility to TeSys™ island Digital Load Management System

    • Application avatars set new ease-of-use standards for pump and conveyor environments.  • PROFIBUS and PROFINET protocol support now added to existing Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP compatibility for a wider range of applications. • Flexible load management now allows for autonomous operation mode.   Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced important additions to its versatile TeSys™ island digital load management system solution. When introduced, TeSys island redefined the way loads are managed ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Power Corporation Announces the Establishment of the Largest Independent Thermal Power Plant in the UAE

    ADPower and Marubeni Corporation form consortium to develop new 2.4GW power plant in Fujairah New power plant capacity will be able to power the equivalent of 380,000 households  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 February 2020: Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) and Japan-based Marubeni Corporation announced, today, the formation of a consortium to develop the Fujairah F3 independent power producer (IPP) project, which will be the largest independent thermal power plant in the UAE.  To mark the occasion, a ceremony was held at the headquarters of Emirates Water and Electricity ......read more

    IKEA Empowers People to Rule Their Personal Space

     IKEA reveals its Life at Home survey results and launches its ‘Kings and Queens’ campaign to tackle the major privacy concerns of UAE residents   93% in the UAE regularly seek privacy to enjoy freedom from judgment and 78% say feeling physically comfortable is important to achieving privacy at home  53% agree that the size of a home doesn’t impact the privacy they can achieve  75% believe that controlling their environment is important to achieving privacy at home, which is 7% higher than the global average on this   85% say ......read more

    Spring is in the Air at West Elm

    Spring 2020 Collection now available at Middle East stores   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 13, 2020:    Renowned worldwide for their inspiring designs and affordable modernity, West Elm launches their Spring 2020 collection designed to make one’s bedroom, dining room and bath a sanctuary to relax, recharge and rejuvenate in their own comfort. The designers at West Elm travelled the world to discover the softest and most comfortable bedding from Belgian flax to GOTS-certified organic cotton in soothing colors, to taking inspiration from mother nature to ......read more

    Now at IKEA Dubai you can buy with your time. IKEA's latest innovation converts the time you spent travelling to IKEA into currency.

    • With ‘Buy With Your Time’ campaign, the time spent going to IKEA can be used to purchase products across the IKEA collection.       Dubai, UAE, 12 February 2020:   Since IKEA stores around the world tend to be located on the outskirts of the cities, people spend a lot of time travelling to their nearest store, treating it more like a destination in itself.    IKEA takes this brand loyalty seriously and in fact, the motivation for opening Dubai’s second store was so that customers living nearer to Jebel Ali would not ......read more

    Heart-Winning Accessories from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 11, 2020:   Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day with your friends, family or that someone special, create unique settings with 2XL Furniture & Home Décor. The luxe brand offers a fabulous range of products that can be creatively combined to spread the joy of love in a fun and adorable way.   Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “At 2XL we offer an elegant selection of accessories that make for great gifts as well as decorative items for stunning Valentine’s Day set-ups. ......read more

    Integrated Power and Process Systems Help in Improving Human Capital

    The benefits of integrated power and process systems on capital expenditure savings and on operational expenditure savings are very evident and have been acknowledged by engineering companies as well as by end users equally. Developing Human Capital Human Capital Management is defined as the process of acquiring, training, managing, retaining employees for them to contribute effectively in the processes of the organization. Developing Human Capital is central to most of oil & gas companies. Oil & gas companies roll out many initiatives for the overall development of the workforce ......read more

    Crate and Barrel's Interior Design Service Helps Customers Shape the Ideal Space

    Complimentary service is available at every Dubai store       Dubai, UAE, 11 February 2020:   Minimalism. Elegance. Modernity. Whatever people could want from their space, Crate and Barrel makes it much easier to achieve with the retailer’s   Crate Design Studio service. The complimentary interior design solution invites customers of the leading home décor brand to collaborate with an expert designer and receive personalised advice as they shape the perfect living or working space together.    From finding the ideal ......read more

    Celebrate Valentine's Day with PAN Emirates

    PAN Emirates Home Furnishings reveals fantastic collection this valentine     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 10, 2020:   PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio, and outdoor furniture brand in the region, brings you wide valentine collection.    The store features diverse collections, including Traditional, Classic, Rustic, Country, and Victorian themes that are chosen to suit the needs and taste of their customers. PAN Emirates imports their products from countries like Turkey, Egypt, USA, Vietnam, Taiwan, ......read more

    Sustainability is Not a Dirty Word in Oil and Gas Anymore – Improving Sustainability Through Digitization

    Written by: Rajesh Sharma, Global Marketing Director for the Schneider Electric Oil & Gas segment   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 09, 2020:   We are seeing a major shift in sentiment towards sustainability from the major oil & gas companies.  More and more major oil & gas producers are acknowledging climate change and that actions can be taken to change the impact on future generations.  Some of the motivation behind these shifts can be attributed to public opinion and more recently, added pressures from the investment community.  ......read more

    Seven Reasons you Need to Visit IKEA Jebel Ali

    Have you had a chance to visit the largest IKEA Jebel Ali store in Dubai open in Festival Plaza? If not, free up your calendars and save yourself from some serious FOMO! Spread across 35,000 square meters, the new store has never seen before features that you cannot miss.  The Swedish home furnishing giant has invested in exceptional solutions to deliver the best possible shopping experiences to its customers. We guarantee, you will spend hours in the store and not even realize where the time has gone!    Here are some of IKEA Jebel Ali’s must see ......read more

    Shift in Paper Industry Landscape Presents Opportunities for Different Market Segments

    As Paperworld Middle East 2020 celebrates its 10th edition, the industry looks toward the next decade of business prospects Dubai, UAE: Manufacturers of paper products and office supplies in the Middle East will be looking to evolve their range of goods and services for the coming decade and align with a shift in demand which has been outlined by a number of emerging and lucrative market segments. This prediction comes from a 2019 paper produced by McKinsey & Company on pulp, paper and packaging. According to the report, the industry is growing (1% CAGR from 2010-18 versus 3% CAGR ......read more

    DuPont Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Results

    Full year 2019 pro forma GAAP EPS from continuing operations of $(0.74); pro forma adjusted EPS of $3.80 Full year 2019 pro forma operating EBITDA margins up 10 bps more than offsetting 50 bps headwind from lower equity affiliate income 4Q19 Net Sales of $5.2 billion, down 5 percent; organic sales down 2 percent 4Q19 GAAP EPS from continuing operations of $0.24; Adjusted EPS of $0.95 More than $1.3 billion returned to shareholders since June 1 including $750 million of share repurchases Advanced active portfolio management strategy announcing planned merger of the Nutrition & ......read more

    Schneider Electric Solar and Qbera Capital Announce a Strategic Alliance to Provide Solar Energy in Sub Saharan Africa'

    • The Qbera-Schneider Electric Solar alliance brings together the financing and technology needed to provide access to energy in Sub Saharan Africa • Improving access to energy in Sab Saharan Africa is critical for UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 7  • The first round of projects of 15 MW will be rolled out across in Mali, Ghana and Burkina Faso   February 2, 2020 – Schneider Electric Solar Spain S.A., the Spanish entity of the Schneider Electric solar business division, has entered into a strategic alliance with Qbera Capital LLP, a leading ......read more

    Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry Set Record for Most Number of Young Falconers

    Dubai, February 2, 2020:   Over 240 junior falconers participated in Day 1 of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the Generation) Championship for Falconry, organised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) over the weekend at Al Ruwayyah desert area.   “It was such a heart-warming sight to see young Emirati children – aged between 5 to 14 years old – participating in falconry racing. Their display of love and enthusiasm for falcons bode well for the future of this heritage sport. We see a new generation of Emiratis and we witness how they grow up into ......read more

    Schneider Electric Solar and Qbera Capital Announce a Strategic Alliance to Provide Solar Energy in Sub Saharan Africa

    • The Qbera-Schneider Electric Solar alliance brings together the financing and technology needed to provide access to energy in Sub Saharan Africa • Improving access to energy in Sab Saharan Africa is critical for UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 7  • The first round of projects of 15 MW will be rolled out across in Mali, Ghana and Burkina Faso     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 01, 2020:   Schneider Electric Solar Spain S.A., the Spanish entity of the Schneider Electric solar business division, has entered into a strategic ......read more

    Mina Rashid Selected To Be The Venue For ICOMIA World Marina Conference

    Countdown Begins for The Event, Which Will Be Held 13-15 October, Under The Theme of “Marinas Empowering Tourism and Economies” Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 January 2020: ICOMIA’s member P&O Marinas announced today that Mina Rashid will be the venue for ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations) World Marina Conference. With the main theme being “Marinas empowering tourism and economies”, ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2020, to be held from October 13 to 15, will focus on regulatory frameworks and barriers, best investment ......read more

    Pan Emirates Celebrates a Successful Decade of Al Barsha Megastore

    • PAN Emirates Al Barsha store completes 10 successful years and is ready to flaunt a refreshed look.  • PAN Emirates invests AED 2 Million on its Al Barsha showroom spanning across 300,000 sq. Ft to bring amazing changes for better customer experience. • 10 Customers to be selected for 1000 DHS voucher each. In total vouchers worth 10,000 DHS to be gifted.  • PAN Emirates Al Barsha showroom will stay looking to reach out to residents of neighbouring localities with its distinct, affordable and stylish furnishing & decor ......read more

    60 Salukis qualify for the Finals to be held on Feb 20

    Dubai, 29 January 2020:  The qualifying rounds for the Saluki Championship concluded on Tuesday at Dubai’s Al Marmoom racetrack. A total of 60 Salukis (race hounds) have qualified for the championship rounds which will take place on February 20.   Organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), hundreds of Salukis participated in the qualifying rounds that took place for two days on January 27 and 28. The categories were divided into Professionals and Amateurs and divided into male and female Salukis, covering the race distances of 1km and 2.5 Km.   A ......read more

    2XL Furniture & Home Décor Opens 2nd Showroom in Al Ain at Al Ain Mall

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 27, 2020:   After the success of its first showroom in Al Ain, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor has announced the opening of a second showroom in the city at Al Ain Mall. It also marks 2XL’s 10th store opening in the UAE, a major milestone for the luxe brand.   Inaugurating the state-of-the-art showroom, Mr. Suood Al Sadi, General Manager of 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “We are very excited to begin 2020 with an exceptional addition to our portfolio in a prime location. Al Ain Mall, is home to world-renowned brands ......read more

    Hormann launches solid rubber high-speed doors for demanding industrial applications and harsh weather

    Dubai, UAE - January 26, 2020:  Hormann has introduced solid rubber high speed doors designed for extreme, heavy-duty applications. They are engineered for the tough conditions of heavy industry to improve productivity and ensure safety. These robust, durable doors ensure reliable door operation and a long service life even in harsh ambient conditions including high wind loads and large temperature differences. It is also equipped with 3D laser scanner, a vision field of 405 mm × 405 mm, Windbar (depending on door size), crash protection, induction loop and motion and movement ......read more

    Schneider Electric included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the third year in a row

    • Based on a self-disclosure survey, the index lists 325 companies that have publicly demonstrated their commitment to equality and advancing women  in the workplace • Schneider Electric’s strong performance highlights its leadership and commitment to gender equality and to ensuring its employees have                equal opportunities everywhere    January 23, 2020 –  Schneider Electric, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has for the third year in a row ......read more

    Dubai launches World Logistics Passport at Davos to boost South-South Trade

    Initiative by Customs World brings together DP World and Emirates Group to connect markets in Asia, Latin America and Africa Pilot roll-out increased trade by participants by 10 percent   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 23, 2020:   Dubai is bringing together Government leaders and heads of major corporations from Asia, Latin America and Africa for the Davos launch of the World Logistics Passport, a major initiative to boost South-South trade. The World Logistics Passport links Customs World, DP World, and Emirates Group to enhance connectivity through Dubai and, ......read more

    ENEC achieves 75 million safe work hours without a Lost Time Injury at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 22 January 2019:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has achieved 75 million safe work hours at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, reflecting ENEC’s commitment to the highest standards of safety, security and quality in the development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program. His Excellency Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC, Mark Reddemann, Chief Executive Officer of Nawah Energy Company, Nasser Al Nasseri, Chief Executive Officer of Barakah One Company, Mr. HoPyeong Lee, Executive Vice President and Chief Human ......read more

    PAN Emirates Unveils Its Winter 2020 Collection

    • PAN Emirates Unveils Its Winter 2020 Collection • PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – January 22, 2020:  PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio, and outdoor furniture brand in the region, has unveiled its new winter collection across its showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah.   PAN Emirates brings shoppers yet another opportunity to give their homes a fresh new look from a wide range of ......read more

    DEWA to highlight future possibilities for women in the sustainable energy sector

    Organised by Dubai Women Establishment, Global Women’s Forum Dubai 2020 announces DEWA as Strategic Sustainability Partner • Saeed Al Tayer: GWFD’s goals align with DEWA’s efforts to enhance women’s participation in vital sectors, with a particular emphasis on the energy field, as well as areas of innovation and creativity. • Mona Al Marri: DEWA’s collaboration reinforces the Forum as an exemplary platform that mobilises joint efforts to advance women’s positive impact.  Dubai, UAE; 22 January 2020: Dubai Women Establishment (DWE) has ......read more

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