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    New Year, New IKEA!

    Single-use use plastic products like straws, plates, cups, freezer bags, garbage bags and plastic-coated paper plates and cups to be removed from the home furnishing range globally Swedish home furnishing giant has successfully met it’s 2020 Sustainability Goals    Dubai, UAE, 15 January 2020:  Stepping into the new year with new ambitions that are in line with the commitment it made on June 2018 towards making a positive impact for people and the planet, IKEA today announced the successful phase out of single use plastic from the home furnishing range globally. This includes single-use use plastic products that are based on renewable and/or recyclable plastic material intended to only be used once and then disposed of like straws, freezer bags, garbage bags and plastic-coated paper plates and cups. ......read more

    Tabreed Energy Services Launched

    January 14, 2020 -  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  The National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading  international district cooling developer based in the UAE, establishes ‘Tabreed Energy Services’, a new entity consolidating its service businesses to provide customers with an integrated set of consultancy, operations and maintenance services, that will help them optimize the energy efficiency of their buildings and developments.  Building on more than 20 years’ of experience in offering management services as a complement to its core district cooling offering, the new company will allow building owners, both government and private sector, to access Tabreed’s deep expertise in optimising energy efficiency and in particular cooling systems, which are the largest ......read more

    Clean, Baseload electricity from Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant will complement renewables in UAE's clean energy transition

     ENEC highlights the benefits that nuclear energy will bring at World Future Energy Summit 2020 Nuclear energy produces emissions-free electricity 24/7   14 January 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has partcipated in the ongoing World Future Energy Summit, part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020, to showcase the impactful role that nuclear energy will play in sustainably powering the growth of the country, in line with the UAE Energy Strategy 2050.   The Strategy includes a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 70 per cent, an increase in clean energy use by 50 percent and a 40 percent improvement in energy efficiency by the middle of the century. Nuclear energy will complement the introduction of increasing levels of renewables into the UAE’s ......read more

    Open your homes to a new furry-member with the Red Paw Foundation

    Animal-lovers looking to bring home a new furry member must mark their calendars this January!  Red Paw Foundation is hosting its first cat and dog adoption day of 2020 on Friday, January 17. Get ready to meet a bunch of adorable kittens, cats and play with the dogs, Pongo, Gypsy, and Jack at House of Paws, Al Qouz, from 1 pm to 5 pm. All the rescue cats and dogs of the Red Paw Foundation are a fascinating bunch that have immense amounts of love to give to their fur-ever families.  The Red Paw Foundation is a non-profit organization that is registered with the UAE government under the umbrella organization of the Emirates Animal Welfare Society. A compassionate community working tirelessly for the welfare of our furry friends, the foundation strives to control the cat and dog population level in the UAE, whilst finding ......read more

    EEC Engie Deploys Schneider Electric's New Medium Voltage SF6-Free Switchgear Technology

    • New green and digital electrical distribution equipment helps the utility meet environmental challenges • Schneider’s technology uses pure air insulation and vacuum interruption to eliminate use of the SF6 greenhouse gas • EcoStruxureTM for Electricity Companies helps ensure business continuity through connected electrical equipment and sensors January 12, 2020 - Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced a new pilot project with EEC Engie last month, an electric utility in New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands. Pursuing their ambition to remove SF6 switchgear installed on their networks, EEC Engie turned to the new SF6-free technology from Schneider Electric. When innovation serves sustainability  EEC Engie serves nearly 66,000 ......read more

    ADNEC to Host the World Future Energy Summit 2020

    WFES to bring together government and business leaders to ADNEC   Abu Dhabi-UAE: 12 January, 2020:   Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has finalised its preparations to host the World Future Energy Summit 2020 (WFES) and its co-located events including WFES Energy, WFES Water, WFES Solar, WFES ecoWASTE, WFES GREEN BUILDINGS, WFES MOBILITY to be held 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, running at ADNEC from January 13 to 16. This is the 13th year that ADNEC has hosted WFES and the event is one of the largest sustainability gatherings in the region as well as one of the key international events on ADNEC’s annual calendar. The event is further reinforcing its reputation as a ......read more

    Go Bold with Blue from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor'

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 09, 2020:   Pantone has chosen the universal favourite ‘Classic Blue’, or Pantone 19-4052, as its colour of the year for 2020 and so has 2XL Furniture & Home Décor. In its latest collection, the brand offers numerous products in this timeless and enduring hue suggestive of the infinite sky at dusk. Embedded in its simplicity is boundless peace and tranquility.   Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “Colours have an enormous impact on our senses and moods. Blue is the colour of the moment and it is time to take it to the next level. With its cool and calm, yet energizing aura, it’s a colour that never goes out of style. Owing to its versatility, classic blue is easy to incorporate in your home. In keeping with the trend, ......read more

    It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life, and I'm FELINE good

    8th January 2020 Kittysnip’s adoption days bring together kittens and cats from various backgrounds and circumstances including abandoned, neglected and injured cats. This New Year, The Dubai-based animal welfare group will host the adoption day this Friday 10th January from 11am to 5pm at the Dubai Garden Centre (Sheikh Zayed Road Exit 40).  Kittysnip is also hosting adoption days every Friday throughout January. For more information, please contact Kittysnip via email: kittysnip@gmail.com or on Instagram: kittysnip_uae and Facebook: @kittysnipadoptiondxb ENDS

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    Top Tips on Achieving a Well-Kept Kitchen with Whip It!

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 07, 2020:   The kitchen is often the heart of the household. It is where most of your time is spent with family and friends. You cook, you clean, and after a long day, this is the room where comfort can mostly be found. It is essential for your kitchen area to be organised to maintain a clear and tidy space for you and the family to enjoy, and with a little help from Delna Prakashan, Author of the fab new cookbook Whip It, you will have all of the top tips needed to achieve just that.   Top tips from Delna Prakashan on achieving a well-kept kitchen:   1. Wash as you go: Clean the dishes after every meal or, better still, as you are preparing your meal. Every time a dish is baking or simmering on low heat, use the time to clean up the dishes in the sink. A basic rule of ......read more

    Add a Festive Touch from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor to Usher in Chinese New Year

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 06, 2020:   Chinese New Year is around the corner and the perfect time to redecorate your home, spruce up your favourite corner or prepare for a festive party. Whether you go for traditional red and gold combination for an Asian-inspired mood or choose blue and white scheme based on the 2020 Chinese calendar, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor offers a fascinating range of products to make your celebrations special.   Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “Being in a cosmopolitan country like UAE gives us an opportunity to celebrate every occasion with our friends from diverse countries and cultures. Whether you are looking for a decorative piece, organizing a party or in search of a gift, at 2XL we offer a wide mix of spectacular collections for ......read more

    Stay Neutral with 2XL Furniture & Home Décor for Chic and Cozy Settings

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 05, 2020:   Cozy up with stunning products in neutral hues and warm textures from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor this season. It is not only a safe colour scheme but one that never goes out of style while making the space look elegant and relaxing.        Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “Creating a cozy setting does not require an overload of bright hues. Monochromatic tones have a classic appeal and are ideal for achieving a calming environment. At 2XL we have a beautiful collection of furnishings and accessories this season in neutral shades of coffee browns, beige, grey, off white and silver to make your homes cozy and comfortable.”       Here’s what is on offer at 2XL Furniture & Home ......read more

    2XL Furniture & Home Décor Unveils Special Offer For Dubai Shopping Festival 2020

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 02, 2020:   The Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) 2020 is here and so is the mega sale combined with free Samsung TV at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor. On purchase of AED 15000 and above, 2XL buyers will get a 55-inch Samsung TV Free while enjoying up to 70% off on all furniture and home décor items. Customers will also get FREE 65-inch and 75-inch Samsung TV on spend of AED 30,001 and AED 50,001 respectively at all 2XL stores.   Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “DSF is one of the most important events in Dubai’s annual events calendar and attracts shoppers from all over the world. We want to make this DSF, which is the 25th edition of the hugely successful shopping extravaganza, extra special for our customers by giving away free ......read more

    Crate and Barrel's Holiday 2019 Collection Introduces Merry Modernity

    The home décor store has an all-new holiday-themed collection perfect for adding a festive touch to any room   Dubai, UAE, 30 December 2019:   From cosying up on the couch, hosting the perfect dinner party, or adding a festive splash to the living room, Crate and Barrel has it all in the home décor store’s Holiday 2019 collection, available today. With a focus on rustic Nordic themes, the familiar red and green colour pallete, and metallic glimmers to light rooms to life, the seasonal collection produces a fresh new look for welcoming in loved ones and a warm interior for honouring traditions. Items like the Cozy Knit Ivory Throw and Berton Chunky Pillow in soft and calm shades invite homeowners and their guests to fall into a state of hibernation, especially when piled onto the Peyton Sofa’s generous ......read more

    Attendees from 170 Countries Expected as World Future Energy Summit Extends its Global Business Reach

    Eight National Pavilions Set to Exhibit at the World Future Energy Summit;  Smart Cities Exhibition and Forum Added to Sustainability Conversation; Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX) Returns for Third Edition, With Mobility Start-Ups as an Additional Pillar for 2020; 33,500 Buyers, Distributors, Project Owners, Consultants and More Will Look to Abu Dhabi in Search for New Technologies and Products   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  - December 26, 2019:  The World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi is further reinforcing its reputation as a global marketplace for renewable energy and sustainable technology, with organisers confirming over 90 percent of the exhibitor space is sold out for the 2020 event in January. There are also eight countries confirmed to host national pavilions at the event, to promote ......read more

    Empower awarded contracts with a total value AED1.130 billion in 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; December 24, 2019:   Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that it has awarded contracts with a total value of AED1.130 billion during 2019, to various companies as part of the development of District Cooling infrastructure in Dubai. The contracts included engineering consultancy; plant and other constructions, design and operation of cooling plants; expansion of district cooling pipe network; development of new networks to serve the latest projects in Dubai, as well as establishment of new energy transfer stations, procurement of pipes and fittings and more.   This substantial increase in the company's contracting activity during 2019, reflects the growing demand for eco-friendly district cooling ......read more

    Hormann introduces noise canceling high performance HD acoustic door

    Dubai, UAE; December 23, 2019:   A soundproof room is only as good as its door. If the door does not meet acoustical standards, then sound will easily pass through it to adjoining spaces. To prevent this and ensure a peaceful soundproof environment, Hormann has launched their new acoustic Hinged Doors (HD) that is also fireproof.  The newly launched door is noise canceling as it blocks out all sounds from the exteriors. The door comes with STC sound test rating up to 45 db. It guarantees noiseless and peaceful interiors at all times.  Darius Khanloo, Managing Director, Hormann Middle East & Africa says: “Our HD acoustic doors are an ideal cost-effective solution for hotels, residential buildings, conference rooms, or any space that needs to be soundproof. The door has a bonus feature, which is its ......read more

    We wish you a meowy Christmas

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 23, 2019:   Looking for a new feline friend to add to your family? Come along and meet a number of spayed, neutered and fully vaccinated cats at Kittysnip’s adoption day on Friday 27th December at the Dubai Garden Centre from 11am-5pm. Kittysnip’s adoption days bring together kittens and cats from various backgrounds and circumstances including abandoned, neglected and injured cats. The Dubai-based animal welfare group is also hosting adoption days every Friday throughout January.

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    Reinforcing both ICV's ranking KFS collaborates with Grandweld to build two crew boats

    Grandweld reaffirms that the “Made in the UAE” brand is able to compete and provide standards of quality and efficiency in opposition to the best global shipyards while providing exceptional after-sales services to the shipping sector in the UAE and the Arab region Dubai - UAE, 22 December 2019: Continuing to grow its business, Grandweld Shipyard, the UAE based shipyard that specializes in designing, building, and maintaining ships and boats, concluded 2019 with outstanding success, giving it a strong momentum to achieve better results in 2020. The shipyard signed an agreement to build two crew boats to Khalid Faraj Shipping (KFS), the Abu Dhabi based leading company in delivering comprehensive marine services and logistical support to offshore oil and gas projects. In addition to this major accolade, the contract includes ......read more

    Winter Sale! Up to 70% Discount at the Ethan Allen Winter Sale

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 22, 2019:   Upgrade your home with icons of livable luxury with an uncompromised level of craftsmanship from Ethan Allen. You can now get beautifully designed and crafted classics that become a timeless addition to your home, at unbeatable discounts from Ethan Allen’s End Year Sale with up to 70%. Until 2nd of February 2020 the discount will be on selected items for living, dining, bedrooms & accessories.    Ethan Allen is a premium American furniture brand that prides itself on creating products that are ‘easy to live with’, focused on timeless design with an American versatility, quality and craftsmanship. If you ever dreamt of owning an Ethan Allen signature piece, you can now visit the Ethan Allen store located on Sheikh Zayed Road and choose your ......read more

    Largest IKEA Store in Dubai Now Open in Jebel Ali

    New store includes home planning projectors, self-service food ordering, a living wall and much more  First three customers were gifted iconic IKEA products like POÄNG Armchair, LÖVBACKEN Side table and IKEA 365+ cookware set keeping alive the tradition of making every IKEA store opening special Gift vouchers worth AED 1000 were also given to 25 lucky customers   United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 18th December 2019:  If you saw the pile up of cars on Sheikh Zayed Road going towards Abu Dhabi and wondered where the traffic was headed to, then you have witnessed the calm before the storm. The largest IKEA store of Dubai and the third full sized store in the UAE opened its doors today for customers in Jebel Ali. Targeted at nearby communities such as Jebel Ali, Al Furjan, Dubai Marina and surrounding ......read more

    PAN Emirates opens a new store in Festival Plaza Mall, Jebel Ali

    • PAN Emirates invests AED 3 Million on its new store spanning across 12,000 sq. ft. • PAN Emirates Festival Plaza Mall store is looking to reach out to residents of neighbouring localities with its distinct, affordable and stylish furnishing & decor collection.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 18, 2019:  PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio and outdoor furniture brand in the region, has launched a new store in Festival Plaza Mall. The store that was officially launched on December 18, 2019 is its 14th store in the UAE.   The home-grown furniture brand is enthusiastic to enhance its presence in the UAE and in the Middle East with an AED 3 Million investment towards setting up a new store spanning across 12,000 sq. ft. Apart from being ......read more

    Empower Sets a Clear Vision to Keep Up with Urban Growth and Preserve Natural Resources

    Dubai, UAE; December 18, 2019:   Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, confirmed that district cooling service is one among the globally approved solutions by the UN, to help preserving the environment by efficiently saving energy and water every year. This technology plays a major role in combating climate change and water shortage resulting from population growth and changes in the systems of utilizing natural resources.. District cooling solutions help directly with urban development, being a key requirement in planning and designing new, green buildings in Dubai in particular, and as one of the six energy efficiency accelerators within the framework of the United Nations’ ‘Sustainable Energy for All’ (SEforALL). World ......read more

    Tasneef prioritizes Emiratization to enhance UAE maritime

    The increasingly reputable classification society is bolstering its name, as well as the status of the country, by training Emiratis and enabling them to emerge as tomorrow’s industry leaders    Abu Dhabi_UAE_ 15 December 2019:   Emirates Classification Society (TASNEEF) has rapidly progressed in less than a decade to establish itself as a leading classification society in the region. Tasneef has successfully accomplished this by relentlessly prioritizing the best interest of its clients, implementing its expertise across the local maritime sector, and uplifting young UAE caliber.  “Improving our clients’ safety, as well as their environmental and business performance, has always been at the forefront of our agenda,” stated Eng. Saeed AlMaskari, CEO of Tasneef. He continued, ......read more

    Empower Pilots the world's First unmanned District Cooling plant

    With an output capacity of 50k RT   Dubai, UAE:  15th December 2019:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced pilot operation of the world's first unmanned cooling plant at Jumeirah Village Circle in Dubai, with a total cooling capacity of 50,000 Refrigeration Tons (RT). Empower explained that the highest international standards have been maintained in the construction and building design of the new plant, as it took into account the criteria of sustainable green buildings, and modern urban development in Dubai, as well as the general appearance of the district, and the external appearance of the buildings. The corporation indicated that the plant leverages with the latest technologies in district cooling systems and uses ......read more

    Entertain in Style with 2XL Furniture & Home Décor

    The festive season is here, and it is time to jazz up your dining room. Be it an intimate dinner, family celebration or a grand holiday bash, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, has got you covered. The festive collection at 2XL includes superb range of luxe dining tables, gorgeous decorations, spectacular centerpieces, creative candle lights and extravagant tableware and cutlery sets.    Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “The festive season calls for opulence. You can elevate the dining experience of your guests by transforming the entertainment space into a statement spot. At 2XL we have a wide selection of products in gold, white and black to help you achieve the right balance between classic sophistication and over-the-top glamour.”    Here’s what is ......read more

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    Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange Finalists for Smart City Middle East Awards

    The Exchange reaches finals for “Smart Government Administration” category with its SAHMI CRM Digital Transformation Program Abu Dhabi, 30th July, 2019:  Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) recently achieved the finals of the 'Smart City Middle East Awards', hosted by International Data Corporation (IDC) at Dubai’s iconic Burj Al Arab hotel. The Exchange reached this stage for the “Smart Government Administration” category with its SAHMI CRM Digital Transformation Program (SAHMI).  H.E. Khalifa Al Mansouri, ADX Acting Chief Executive, ......read more

    Bring Some Summer Vibrancy To Your Dinner Table With Maiolica

    Maiolica’s Top Best Seller Summer Picks From Across The Mediterranean   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30th July 2019:   Maiolica, the Dubai based e-commerce platform for handmade homeware and all things Mediterranean has launched its summer collection bringing together the highest quality of niche yet authentic homeware and home décor, to the UAE.  With its carefully handpicked tabletop, dinnerware and table accessories, Maiolica promises you a vibrant summer collection which will add a hint of colour to your dinner table.  Maiolica’s Top Best ......read more

    MaK Middle East's Turbocharger Services reinforces MENA maritime industry

    Through local inventory, certified technicians and a best in class workshop The Caterpillar company’s turbocharger services have bolstered the MENA region by replicating MaK Asia’s success formula in Singapore, Shanghai and Guangzhou UAE – Dubai – 29th of July: MaK Middle East LLC, a Caterpillar company established in Dubai in 2017, launched its Dubai Maritime City (DMC) workshop last year, including a comprehensive range of turbocharger maintenance, overhaul, repair, upgrading and modification service options. The company has since presented the capabilities to ......read more

    PAN Emirates invites you to prepare your home for the holy festival

    • PAN Emirates launches Eid Al Adha  festival with 30 – 70 per cent discount • PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 29, 2019:   As we approach Eid Al Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, it is time to prepare for the traditions to be followed. Eid Al Adha is a time for the family to come together and remember the word of Allah. Bring out your finest clothes and gather the family.   As friends and family get together to celebrate ......read more

    How to Craft the Perfect Minimalist Home with IKEA

    “Less is more”, a phrase adopted in 1947 by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The notion that explains how simplicity and clarity lead to good design.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, July  2019:    Minimalism is a timeless trend. It is based on three principles; simplicity, functionality and beauty. A minimalist home is calming – less clutter means less visual stress providing peace of mind. Having a minimalism home has become popular these days because it doesn’t mean getting rid of all your things, it just means decluttering and ......read more

    Schneider Electric Extends Easy UPS 3M to 200 kVA, Delivering up to 99% Energy Efficiency in an Optimized Footprint

    Easy UPS 3 Series now extends from 10 to 200 kVA with new Easy UPS 3M 120, 160, and 200 kVA UPSs Easy UPS 3M offers small and medium business competitive specifications requiring lower capital investment Simple to install, use, and service Dubai, UAE - July 28, 2019 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced it has extended Easy UPS 3M from 60-200 kVA with the addition of 120, 160, and 200 kVA Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPSs). Available in China now and coming soon to the other regions, the Easy UPS 3M 120-200 kVA ......read more

    Emicool receives two IDEA District Energy Awards marking 9thconsecutive year win

    More than dozen awards conferred during the last 9 years  Dubai, July 28, 2019:   Emirates District Cooling LLC [Emicool] – a leading district cooling service provider in the region and a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC has been conferred with its 9th consecutive IDEA District Energy Awards in two categories. A bronze each has been won under the “No of Buildings Committed/ Beyond North America” and “Total Building Area Committed/Beyond North America” categories.  The awards given at the 110th International District ......read more

    PAN Emirates opens its first outlet in Salalah and 3rd in Oman

    • PAN Emirates invests 1.2 MM. Omani Riyal on its new store spanning across 6,000 sq. meters. • PAN Emirates store in Salalah is set to attract thousands of locals and tourists   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  27, July  2019:   PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio and outdoor furniture brand in the region, has launched its first store in Salalah Oman. Pan Emirates now has three stores in Oman with the latest addition in Salalah. The home-grown furniture brand is looking to enhance its presence in Oman with an AED 12 ......read more

    UPS releases 2Q 2019 Earnings

    Operating Profit Up in All Segments   2Q19 EPS of $1.94; 2Q19 Adjusted* EPS of $1.96  U.S. Daily Volume Grew Over 7%; Next Day Air Volume Soared Over 30% U.S. Operating Profit Increased Nearly 29%; Up 8% on an Adjusted Basis  International Boosts Operating Margins to 18.9%; Adjusted Margins of 19% Supply Chain and Freight Operating Profit Increased Nearly 26%; Adjusted Operating Profit Up More Than 10% Cash from Operations of $4.2B; Adjusted Free Cash Flow Near $2.2B UPS reaffirms adjusted full-year diluted EPS in the range of $7.45 to ......read more

    Middle East region sees increase in offshore spending

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  25, July  2019:   Many Arabian oil exporters have begun to increase their offshore spending after nearly five years of massive cutbacks, according to a Seatrade Maritime report titled ‘Middle East Offshore Market on the Move.’ The report further points out that multibillion relevant projects in the region is expecting to inject new energy into the sector. In line with this, many analysts have observed that a number of national oil companies in the Middle East have recently started the process of boosting their exploration and ......read more

    ADNOC and Pertamina Sign Comprehensive Strategic Framework in Oil and Gas Development

    Framework signed in the presence of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the President of Indonesia. ADNOC and Pertamina to explore opportunities for collaboration across the oil and gas value chain in the UAE, Indonesia and globally.  Projects under consideration include potential new investments in upstream, refining, petrochemicals, LNG, LPG, aviation fuel and fuel retail, as well as other forms of strategic collaboration. Agreement further demonstrates both companies’ expanded partnership approach and drive to unlock value across their portfolio of assets. Dubai, UAE - ......read more

    Handover of new Patrol boat to Dubai Maritime City Authority

    Dubai Maritime City Authority taking delivery of new boat to support patrol missions and maritime security across Dubai. Successful handover of one new Ribcraft 12.5m Cabin RIB professional grade, built to custom specifications for Dubai Maritime City Authority which aims to support patrol missions and maritime security across the region. With an overall length of 12.5 metres, a wide beam of 3.5 metres and a fully enclosed cabin with air conditioning system, the Ribcraft Patrol RIB features a solid commercial grade fibreglass hull, heavy-duty Hypalon inflatable tubes and is powered by ......read more

    Oil and Gas industry's digital transformation fast tracked as Middle East energy companies seek faster and leaner exploration and production

    Investment in AI, big data and analytics could cut capital expenditure by 20 percent and add $300 billion a year to offshore cash flows by 2025  Digital innovation to drive unprecedented era of oil and gas productivity as global energy demand continues to rise   ADIPEC 2019 to bring together industry thought leaders to explore the nexus between break though technologies and energy Abu Dhabi, UAE – 23 July 2019 – Digital transformation of the oil and gas industry in the Middle East and North Africa continues to be fast tracked, as energy companies across the ......read more

    ENOC Group launches ‘ENOCBlue' diesel exhaust fluid

    ENOCBlue is a Euro 4 and above regulated product that reduces harmful emissions, especially from heavy duty vehicles, by up to 90 per cent Product mandated by Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), UAE’s flagbearer for excellence and quality   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 July, 2019: ENOC Group recently launched ENOCBlue, a diesel exhaust fluid that reduces harmful emissions, in the UAE. The product, mandated by ESMA and regulated by Euro 4 and above, is one of the highest international standards for exhaust emissions is available in small and ......read more

    EY collaborates with the World Energy Council on innovation in energy

    Platinum sponsorship deal announced for the 24th World Energy Congress Abu Dhabi, 22 July 2019:  The World Energy Council has announced their collaboration with EY on the topic of innovation in energy and their platinum sponsorship of the 24th World Energy Congress, to be held between 9-12 September 2019 in Abu Dhabi. EY will play an integral role by offering insight and thought leadership on the issues faced by the industry - helping delegates anticipate market trends, identify implications and opportunities and apply innovative thinking and the latest technology. EY has been a ......read more

    Stay Neutral with 2XL Furniture & Home Décor

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  22 July  2019:   Furniture and accessories in neutral tones lend a sense of simplicity and elegance while creating a soothing ambience. Moreover, when you anchor a room in neutral tones, you have numerous options to style the décor, by mixing and matching colours, where even a hint of hue can have a big impact. 2XL Furniture & Home Décor offers a fabulous choice of products in neutral shades ranging from lighting to furniture and accessories to give your homes a gentle and cozy look.   Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing, 2XL ......read more

    ENEC highlights benefits of peaceful nuclear energy during participation in the Liwa Date Festival 2019

    ENEC, the Community Sponsor, welcomes significant number of visitors to its pavilion at Liwa Date Festival.   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 21 July 2019:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is the Community Sponsor of the Liwa Date Festival 2019. The event is taking place from 17 to 27 July 2019 in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, UAE.   The Festival is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and organized by the Cultural Programs and Heritage Festivals Committee - Abu ......read more

    PAN Emirates offers 0% Interest Installment plan with discount up to 70% this summer

    • PAN Emirates launches Summer  festival with 30 – 70 per cent discount • PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 21, 2019:  PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio, and outdoor furniture brand in the region, continues to offer great value to it’s loyal customers this summer.    During summer shoppers can enjoy discounts of 30 – 70 per cent and 0% Interest Installment plan from a variety of Victorian, ......read more

    LG's Groundbreaking Dualcool With Inverter Tech Delivers Performance and Energy Efficiency

    With Company’s Dual Inverter Compressor™, DUALCOOL Air Conditioner Cools 40 Percent Faster and Uses 70 Percent Less Energy Than Conventional Models   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing its latest DUALCOOL residential air conditioner (RAC) at its Home Appliance & Air Solution Press Tour in Seoul, South Korea. The new model boasts innovative features and is the first air conditioner to utilize LG’s Dual Inverter Compressor™, which cuts energy consumption without sacrificing cooling ......read more

    Empower: District cooling is environmentally-friendly and saves energy

    Dubai, UAE, 17th July 2019: In light of the urban expansion and the major developments in the construction sector, especially in the GCC, the gradual rise in temperature has become a challenge during the last hundred to two hundred years due to greenhouse gas emissions, carbon dioxide and many other types of gases. As a result, the United Nations (UN) began to adopt and promote a culture of sustainable development to preserve the environment, through a plan for a better and more sustainable future for all; aimed at combating climate change and environmental degradation by ......read more

    Mubadala Petroleum to farmout a 20% participating interest in both the Andaman I and South Andaman PSCs in Indonesia

    Abu Dhabi, 17 July, 2019:   Mubadala Petroleum announces that it has signed an agreement with Premier Oil to farmout a 20 percent participating interest in each of the Andaman I and South Andaman Gross Split Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs). Mubadala Petroleum is the operator of both the Andaman I and adjacent South Andaman PSCs.  Completion of the transaction is subject to customary conditions including government approvals.   The Andaman I and South Andaman PSCs are located in the underexplored but proven North Sumatra basin offshore Aceh. Mubadala Petroleum is ......read more

    Sweet Shades of Summer at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   Add an easygoing elegance to your home this summer with 2XL Furniture & Home Décor. Shoppers will find everything they need at the 2XL stores to pull off the relaxed vide along with an added attraction of up to 70 per cent off on select items as part of the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS).   Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “There are numerous ways of infusing summer aesthetics into your home. By combining neutral elements such as greens, botanical prints, pastels and a touch ......read more

    Picnic Indoors This Summer with Marks & Spencer

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15 July  2019:  It might be hot outside but that’s no reason not to enjoy a picnic indoors! And better still, with Marks & Spencer’s beautiful animal and ocean inspired picnic range, entertaining family and friends has never been easier. Not only will its fabulous array of items see picnic-lovers through from day to night, but they’ll also guarantee a summer of fun. From melamine plates that are almost too pretty to eat off, to cute little hampers for all those nibbles, there’s something for ......read more

    New National Poll Reveals Continuously High Levels of Trust and Support for UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program

    National poll on nuclear energy in the UAE highlights some of the highest favorability rates for nuclear energy in the world The national poll conducted by the independent global market research company Nielsen shows the increase of awareness of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program by seven percent    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 July 2019: A new national poll on nuclear energy has shown that UAE residents are in favour of, and have a strong understanding of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program. The poll revealed some of the highest favorability rates for nuclear ......read more

    Kitchen Hacks: 8 Clever Ways to Smart Storing

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15 July  2019:   The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home as for many it is the most used room in the house. We all want that pretty kitchen with ample space, neat storage compartments, solutions for produce to remains fresh and for anything and everything to be found with a blink of an eye. The kitchen struggle is real and maintaining an organized kitchen can be a chore.   IKEA is often recognized for it’s well-designed, functional yet stylish and affordable solutions that help keep your kitchen clutter-free ......read more

    Schneider Electric's Biggest Engineer-to-Order Factory in Asia Utilizes IIoT Technology and Renewable Energy to Enhance Its Operations

    • Schneider Electric’s factory in Cikarang, Indonesia, is the showcase for the integration of industrial automation systems and renewable energy utilization  • The Engineer-to-Order factory demonstrates quantifiable and real-time benefits while protecting the environment -- improvements in energy efficiency and productivity by up to 15%; reduction in time and costs, and operator errors; while at the same time provide better support to the end user in the day-to-day operations and maintenance through better visibility. • Schneider Electric has a strong ......read more

    Transform Your Bedroom and Sleep Like a King With Robinsons' Latest Bedlinen Collections From Hugo Boss and Kenzo

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  10 July  2019:   Nothing beats a good night’s sleep and with Robinsons’ latest collection of bedlinen from Hugo Boss and Kenzo, climbing into bed to get some shut-eye has never been easier. Better still, the stunning collections will transform any bedroom with a variety of looks designed to suit all tastes and preferences.    Hugo Boss   The iconic department store is now stocking Hugo Boss’ first ever home collection, directly inspired by the brand’s fashion shows. With three different and ......read more

    Hormann introduces new luxury Duragrain decors for sectional garage doors

    Dubai, UAE; July 9, 2019:  Aesthetically designed garage doors add a touch of glamour to any home; and to enhance their appearance, Hormann has introduced new Duragrain decors, available for LPU 42 sectional garage doors. The range of new colours and finishes include the beauty of dark brown in ‘Burned Oak’, the brightness of ‘Bamboo’ and the ‘Rusty Steel’ finish, which are all perfect for modern homes. Using innovative digital printing techniques, Hormann can achieve true-to-detail, natural and colourfast door surface finish for every style of ......read more

    FANR Certifies ENEC's First group of UAE National Nuclear Reactor Operators

    A Major Milestone in the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Programme Certification is part of Operational Readiness which is a key requirement of the Operating License Application FANR is currently in the final stage of reviewing the Operating License Application for Units 1  of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant   08 July 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the UAE’s Nuclear Regulator, has officially certified today the first group of 15 UAE National Senior Reactor Operators (SROs) and Reactor Operators (ROs) at ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) meets with Morgan Stanley

    Delegation from world-class financial services discussed opportunities with ADX Abu Dhabi, 8th July 2019:  Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) recently met with Morgan Stanley’s Chairman & CEO MENA to discuss how to develop business relations between both entities.  ADX carried out a tour to the Morgan Stanley delegation including which included Mr. Sammy Kayello, Chairman & CEO MENA, Mr. Gokhan Unal, Managing Director, Investment Management, and Mr. Waleed Al Rezooqi, Vice President, Investment Management. This was followed by a high-level discussion exploring ......read more

    Empower successfully renewed ISO27001:2013 certificate

    Dubai, UAE, 7th July 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, achieved the highest internationally recognised safety standard in the protection of customer information since 2014. Safety and information security have become the foundation of successful and safe business services due to scientific progress and high reliance on technology, which are now a key component of business activities within many organisations. Empower successfully completed the Information Security Management System Surveillance audit ......read more

    Schneider Electric's Batam Smart Factory recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Fourth Industrial Revolution Lighthouse

    • The factory in Batam, Indonesia, is the third Schneider Electric Smart Factory recognized by the World Economic Forum as advanced manufacturing sites • Schneider Electric's Smart Factory Program has launched nine showcase factories around the world, demystifying digital transformation for industry • EcoStruxureTM solutions, the foundation of Schneider Electric's Smart Factories, drive efficiencies in an increasingly competitive environment    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04 July  2019:   Schneider Electric, the leader in ......read more

    Beautiful Beddings from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor Set the Stage for Sweet Dreams

    The right beddings are essential for a blissful sleep. From crisp pure cotton sheets to luxe throws, soft and smooth duvet covers and gorgeous quilts, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor offers a wide range of bedding lines in an array of colours. Expertly crafted by the world’s finest artisans, they feel so good, you wouldn’t want to leave the bed. Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “A cozy bed is all one needs for a good night’s sleep. At 2XL Furniture & Home Décor our beddings are hand-picked to give that beautifully luxe, ......read more

    ADNOC's Al Dhafra Petroleum Joint Venture Celebrates First Oil Production from Haliba Field

    Leading government delegation from South Korea arrive in the UAE to mark the success of Haliba Al Dhafra Petroleum is a joint venture between ADNOC and South Korea’s KNOC and GS Energy Haliba is a building block of ADNOC’s oil production capacity growth to 4 million bpd by the end of 2020 and demonstrates ADNOC’s ambition to unlock and maximize value from all of Abu Dhabi’s oil and gas resources First oil comes as Al Dhafra Petroleum discovers three new fields near Haliba following intensive exploration  Abu Dhabi, UAE – July 4, 2019:  Al ......read more

    EWEC invites bids for one of the world's largest solar plants to be located in Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, 03 July, 2019: Emirates Water and Electricity Company PJSC (EWEC), the UAE’s leading procurer of water and electricity, has issued a Tender for the construction and development of a new 2,000 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power project to be located at Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi. The new project forms part of a series of projects approved by the higher Committee for the Water and Electricity Sector in Abu Dhabi. Once completed, the project site will cover an area of approximately 20 Km², almost doubling the capacity of the current largest operational single-site solar PV plant ......read more

    Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources signs a contract announcing major presence at the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi

    Saudi Arabia’s pavilion will be the largest country pavilion at this year’s World Energy Congress, held 9 – 12 September.   Abu Dhabi, 3 July 2019:  The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will have a large presence at the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi after signing a major contract with the Organizing Committee today.   More than 20 organizations from the energy sector in Saudi Arabia are set to showcase their services during the World Energy Congress, highlighting the strength of the country’s energy sector and its efforts to move towards a ......read more

    Empower guides customers to avoid disruption of service during summer

    Dubai, UAE, 3rd July 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, offered its customers a set of guidelines to avoid service interruption during summer, and to enjoy a refreshing summer. Through this, Empower aims to increase customer satisfaction by providing the best services and solutions in the cooling sector. Empower has highlighted the key steps for its customers to enjoy sustainable district cooling services include checking cooling equipment and contacting the company in case of disruptions in service. It ......read more

    Aldo Cibic for Selva: Pont Table is born

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  02 July  2019:    is a very important year for Selva, full of big news, as the partnership with important international designers. In this scenario, the Pont table is born, designed by Aldo Cibic; an iconic piece of furniture expressing a structural and poetical idea of design using solid wood. “Its profile is like a bridge and actually, from the symbolic point of view, I like it very much”; that’s why the table has this name.  Made of ash wood, it consists of two parts: the plane is large, geometric and slim and ......read more

    Liberty completes landmark acquisition of European ArcelorMittal steel assets

    Deal catapults Liberty into top 10 steel producers globally excluding China 1 July 2019 - Dubai, UAE Liberty Steel, part of Sanjeev Gupta’s global GFG Alliance, today completed the acquisition of seven major steelworks and five service centres across seven European countries from ArcelorMittal.  The €740 million deal makes Liberty Steel one of the top ten producers globally, excluding China, with a total rolling capacity in excess of 18 million tonnes covering a wide range of finished products. This is the largest single transaction undertaken by GFG and brings the ......read more

    Mix and Match from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  30 June 2019:    Contrasting colours and styles can lead to bold spaces that feel both inviting and glamorous. The right décor can instantly change not only the look of the room, but also how you feel when you are in it. 2XL Furniture & Home Décor offers a wide range of diverse products that can be paired beautifully for creating dramatic settings.   Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “The most inviting spaces are the ones that go beyond perfectly matched and predictable settings. By ......read more

    Danube Group launches Danube Hospitality Solutions

    The Industry Giant’s latest foray into the hospitality industry promises to revolutionize the landscape Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 27 June 2019:   After more than 25 years in the region with a longstanding forte in building materials, retail, real estate, manufacturing, and home furnishings and interior solution - The Danube Group is now entering the Hospitality industry with a milestone announcement of Danube Hospitality Solutions.  This new business vertical is designed to exclusively cater to the growing hospitality needs of the region. Danube Hospitality ......read more

    Emirates Water and Electricity Company appoints Othman Al Ali as Chief Executive Officer

    Abu Dhabi, 26 June, 2019:   Othman Al Ali has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), a leading company in the coordination of planning, purchasing and providing of power and water across the UAE.  Othman joins from the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA), where he was Chief Financial Officer. He has almost two decades of experience in both the private and public sectors, having held various positions in the utilities and banking industries across a number of federal government entities.  Throughout ......read more

    2XL Furniture & Home Décor Announces Opening of the Revamped 2XL Store in Uptown Mirdiff Mall, Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:  The high-end 2XL Furniture & Home Décor store in Uptown Mirdiff Mall in Dubai reopened its doors today after refurbishment. The spectacular showroom was officially inaugurated by Mr. Suood Al Sadi, General Manager of 2XL Furniture & Home Décor. To celebrate the occasion, the store hosted a special welcome reception for its exclusive clientele and patrons showcasing its state-of-the-art facilities boasting the latest 2XL collections.   The upgraded outlet has been configured to cater to the needs of 2XL’s sophisticated ......read more

    Nawah Energy Company signs Long-term Maintenance Service Agreement with KHNP & KPS

    Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power and KEPCO Plant Service & Engineering Co. will provide services to support Nawah Energy Company in maintaining the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant   24 June 2019 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the subsidiary created by Joint Venture partners Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) to operate and maintain the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, has today signed a Long Term Maintenance Services Agreement (LTMSA) with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), supported ......read more

    Nawah Energy Company signs Maintenance Service Agreement with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction

    Doosan Heavy Industries to provide maintenance services for the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant 24 June 2019 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the subsidiary created by Joint Venture partners Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) to operate and maintain the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, has signed a Maintenance Service Agreement (MSA) with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (DHIC), a subsidiary of the Doosan Group, for the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant. Under the agreement, DHIC will provide Nawah with a range of ......read more

    Castrol's latest initiative is designed to ensure that everything keeps running smoothly

    June 24, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Just like other critical spare parts, your vehicle depends on top quality engine oil to keep it running smoothly and ensure that its engine is properly protected. That’s why Castrol, the world leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of premium lubricating oils, greases and related services to automotive, industrial, marine, aviation, oil exploration and production customers, has launched a new initiative to support workshops around the UAE. A newly introduced fleet of dedicated delivery vehicles serving the whole of the UAE has been put in ......read more

    Crushing on cushion at PAN Emirates

    • PAN Emirates Home Furnishings unveils its cushions collection • PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 23 June 2019:   Comfort comes in all shapes and sizes. And when it comes to PAN Emirates, it also comes with various textures and colour options.   As the weather changes, and the scorching sun beats down on the region, it’s time to spend more time indoors. Gone are the barbeques and in come the movie nights, sitting on the couch, popcorn and ......read more

    Surprise Your Favourite Superhero with Gifts from IKEA

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 18 June 2019:  With father’s day just around the corner, you’ve officially hit the time to search for quirky gifts. He may not win an award for the longest phone conversation but he surely deserves to get something special for being an awesome dad. IKEA, the region’s favorite Swedish home furnishing retailer has a wide range of offerings for someone who’s got it all. You want something that’s not only a thoughtful gift but should be functional enough to not just lay around the house catching dust.  Here are five ......read more

    Schneider Electric Improves Flexibility & Energy Savings with Extended Line of PowerLogic EM4200 Series Enercept Energy and Power Meters

    • Offer maximum versatility, flexibility and ease of installation for most retrofit applications • Easily integrate with EcoStruxure Power and Energy Management solutions and building management system software to help building managers improve energy efficiency and savings   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17 June 2019:   Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced it is extending its line of PowerLogic EM4200 series Enercept energy and power meters to include five new meters, which join ......read more

    Ikea's Collaborations and Collections for 2020 Give Sustainability a New Meaning

    A sneak peek into the brand’s creative innovations for the upcoming year by Inma Bermúdez, Claus Meyers, Greyhound Original Bangkok, Ori and Zandra Rhodes amongst many other renowned brands.  United Arab Emirates, 17 June 2019:   IKEA, the region’s favourite Swedish home-furnishing retailer, gave its customers a glimpse of all the exciting upcoming collaborations with globally acclaimed artists, designers and brands for them to look forward to in 2020. The latest IKEA developments related to product designs, sustainability features, healthy living ......read more

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