Middle East sustains its position as a top global trading partner
The region records highest export growth in 2016 and 2017;
Dubai, UAE, 11 December 2017: The Middle East remains the world’s most important trading partner in the region despite a fall in oil prices, according to a report by World Trade Organisation (WTO). The report stated that the Middle Eastern countries recorded exports of US$ 765.8 billion and imports of US$ 665.2 billion in 2016. The region recorded the highest exports growth (+4 per cent), given its thriving air transport sector, tourism and IT services not only in 2016, but also 2017.
“The Middle East has been exporting for years and has witnessed the most aggressive growth in recent years. The region has not only outperformed its past records, but also set new ......read more
Under Patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum & During Transport Arabia Excellence Awards Organized by Dubai Airports
Ali Bin Beyat: “Our aim is to always be the leader in the industry following in the footsteps of our nation’s leadership that taught us to always aim to be number one.”
10 December 2017, Dubai - Allied Transport (ATC), the largest Emirati transportation & logistics solutions company in the UAE and region, was awarded “Most Innovative & Regulated Road Feeder Services of the Year” during the Transport Arabia Excellence Awards ceremony organized by Dubai Airports. ATC won the award for offering the best-regulated road feeder service solutions with the most efficient deployment of appropriate strategies, integration in the air cargo supply ......read more
More than 30,000 delegates and attendees from up to 175 countries are expected to visit Abu Dhabi for WFES 2018
Events including Solar Expo, Energy Efficiency Expo and Energy Storage and Batteries Expo will showcase innovative solutions
WFES 2018 will also include the Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX), which aims to match the world’s top “cleantech” entrepreneurs with investors to encourage technology that makes products and services more sustainable
10 December 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The World Future Energy Summit (WFES), the top global event for advancing renewable energy and clean technology, will return to Abu Dhabi from 15-18 January 2018. Part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), the eleventh WFES will showcase and discuss solutions and innovations that will transform how energy is ......read more
Regional pioneers bestowed posthumous honors for extraordinary contributions to petrochemicals industry
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 November 2017 – The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) honored pioneers of the chemicals and petrochemicals industry in the Arabian Gulf posthumously at the first-ever GPCA Legacy Award “Al-Rowad” (ÇáÑøæÇÏ) ceremony.
Families of the late Dr. Ghazi Al-Gosaibi (1940 – 2010), Yousuf Al-Shirawi (1927 – 2004) and Abdulbaqi Al-Nouri (1929 – 2010), who have been recognized as Arabian Gulf Chemical Pioneers, collected the awards from Yousef Al-Benyan, Chairman of GPCA, CEO and Vice-Chairman of SABIC, at a ceremony held on 28 November 2017, as part of the 12th Annual GPCA Forum.
Rania and Shermeen Al Shirawi, daughters of the late Yousuf ......read more
IRENA’s 14th Council Meeting Begins in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 29 November 2017: More than 350 government representatives from 115 countries — including Ministers and high-level officials — gathered today in Abu Dhabi to attend the 14th Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). At the outset of the meeting, the Council re-elected China as Chair of the meeting and Colombia as Vice-Chair.
The Council of IRENA meets twice annually to facilitate cooperation among Members, oversee implementation of the IRENA Work Programme and complete substantive preparations for the Agency’s annual Assembly, which takes place in January, at the outset of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.
“We will promote a revolution in energy production and consumption, and build an energy sector ......read more
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources delivers inaugural address, urges industry-wide transformation and value creation
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2017 – The inaugural address at the 12th Annual GPCA Forum was delivered by H.E. Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia, who called for the industry to embrace rapid changes within the global energy landscape as an opportunity.
The Forum is taking place between 27-29 November 2017 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, under the theme ‘the chemical industry in transformation: a new journey begins’. Introducing the Forum was Yousef Al-Benyan, Vice Chairman and CEO, SABIC and Chairman, GPCA, who delivered the opening welcome address. His Excellency Suhail Al Mazrouei, ......read more
At Big 5 Dubai 2017 DAB launches the world’s best energy-efficient water management solutions for urban development
Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2017: November 28, 2017: DAB Water Technology, an Italian frontrunner in the global water management industry, brings to Dubai a selection of wide line-up, focusing on those products that are of particular interest for the Middle East. The company’s presence at the Big 5 Dubai, taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre from November 26 to 29, is aimed at confirming DAB Pumps as a strong partner for the professionals of the sector, and emphasise its important role in its markets of reference, also for this area.
At the Big 5 Dubai 2017, DAB showcases the jewels in the crown of its range, among which are e.syline, the water pressurisation range, and D.Connect, a technology ......read more
The UAE chemical industry has the highest contribution among all GCC states, accounting for 52% of manufacturing revenue
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2017 : Data released in a new report by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) has highlighted the role of the chemical industry in diversifying the regional economy and accelerating non-oil economic growth. According to the report, in 2016 the GCC chemical industry contributed around $43.8 billion to the GCC economy, equal to almost one third of manufacturing value added and 29% of manufacturing revenue.
The UAE chemical industry’s contribution was the highest among all GCC states, accounting for 52% of manufacturing revenue. Off the back of significant investments over the past decade, the UAE almost doubled its ......read more
Dubai, November 27, 2017: Milano, a company having a decade of experience in design, production and distribution of sanitary ware and faucets in the global market under Danube Group is glad to announce its participation at one of the biggest and most credible construction show – The Big5. The show is from 26th until 29th November 2017 at World Trade Centre, Dubai. Milano stand is located in Hall No 3 A131 and RASHID A191. Adding more glitters to the event Milano launched and showcased an exciting array of products under its portfolio.
This year, Danube is placing a special emphasis on –
MILANO WATER HEATERS - With an Italian elegance and global presence Milano has been the first water heater to receive both EQM & GC MARK certificates offering a state-of-the-art product whose technology not only includes ......read more
Capacity building effort led by Masdar part of the ADFD-funded US$50 million UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund
Next workshop planned before IRENA General Assembly at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018
Abu Dhabi, UAE: 26 November 2017: The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) has launched a two-year renewable energy training programme for Pacific Island countries financed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid. The training is being led by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company.
The capacity-building initiative falls within the framework of the ADFD-funded US$50 million UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund (UAE-PPF). Masdar developed and is now managing the training programme in collaboration with delivery ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 26, 2017: 2XL, the leading luxury furniture and home décor brand in the UAE, displayed the top five winning designs of its ‘I Love UAE’ National Day design competition at an event held at its Jumeirah store to honour the winners.
2XL received over 200 entries from various universities for the competition. Top three winners received gift vouchers worth AED 10,000, AED 5,000 and AED 3,000, respectively, while two other highly commended entries received AED 1,000 each.
The winners are:
Ayesha Mansool, Amity University
Maimuna Rashid, Amity University
Mirna Nasser, Ajman University
Laian Khalid, Sharjah University
Lena King, American University of Dubai
All students were asked to use the theme ‘I love UAE’ and design a 2XL ......read more
Canadian pipeline disruption sends WTI crude to a two-year high
Copper is being supported by a mining strikes in Peru and Chile
Gold gets a boost from a dovish FOMC and a stronger yen
Opec meeting on November 30 to determine the direction of oil
By Ole Hansen
A pipeline disruption is sending WTI crude oil to a two-year high, strike action in South America is supporting copper, a dovish FOMC and a stronger yen are supporting gold and a mild beginning to the US winter is sending natural gas lower. These are some of the key commodities driver currently ahead of the important Opec meeting on November 30.
US supply disruption supporting oil ahead of key Opec meeting
WTI crude oil reached a two-year high after TransCanada cut deliveries through its Keystone pipeline from Alberta in Canada to the US. This ......read more
Sultan Bin Sulayem: Achieving another important step forward in supporting Smart Dubai initiative
Dubai, UAE, 25 November 2017: Dubai Trade, the single window for cross-border trade and a DP World company, has implemented the ISO 18295-1:2017 standard in its Customer Contact Centre. It is one of the first organisations in the world to implement the standard which was launched in July detailing the service requirements for such facilities and complements Dubai Trade’s integrated electronic and smart platforms on its portal www.dubaitrade.ae and its smart applications Tradeshield and LogiGate.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World, said: "We are committed to supporting smart trade, which helps businesses connect to their markets, especially in logistics. Our customers can ......read more
402MW Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm now supplying 410,000 UK homes, displacing 893,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually
Flagship project delivered ahead of schedule; significant cost efficiencies achieved
Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company a 35% shareholder in Dudgeon alongside Statoil (35%) and Statkraft (30%)
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, today inaugurated its third wind farm in the United Kingdom, bringing the combined power generating capacity of all three projects to 1 gigawatt (GW) – enough clean energy to supply nearly 1 million homes.
Together with its partners Statoil and Statkraft of Norway, Masdar staged the official “switch on” of the 402-megawatt (MW) Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm, located 32 kilometres off the Norfolk coast in ......read more
Visit the IKEA exhibition at the heart of Dubai Design Week, inspiring celebration and play
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2017: IKEA, the much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, has created a grand exhibition, inspired by a magical playhouse fantasia, which is now open to the public at Dubai Design District. Kicking off Dubai Design Week on November 14th and open until November 25th, visitors will be taken on a journey from wishing trees to topsy turvy illusions.
Whether children or adults, IKEA wants to remind the nation of the little things in life that matter, that good things can happen if you say yes to more fun! IKEA recently conducted its third global Play Report, exploring the importance of play for adults as well as children. The findings showed that play is a tool for people to sustain a healthy life, ......read more
Also collects awards for start-up support, R&D investment and facilities upgrades
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; November 21, 2017: Masdar City has been named “Best Free Zone for Start Up Support” by the Financial Times and has collected three other prestigious global awards.
The Global Free Zone of the Year Awards hosted by the FT’s fDi Magazine are among the most high-profile awards in the free zone sector, with approximately 65 free zones entering this year’s competition. This is Masdar City’s second consecutive year receiving awards.
In addition to the Best Free Zone for Start Up Support award, Masdar City took home awards for Best Free Zone for Renewable Energy, R&D Incentives and Facilities Upgrades. Now home to more than 500 companies, the ......read more
Dubai, UAE; November 21, 2017: UAE’s leading luxury furniture and home décor brand 2XL’s Prague tufted sofa set reminds one of the bygone eras. Its soft hues render a harmonious atmosphere to the living room. Hand-finishing tufted buttons accentuate the design of the sofa and each roll arm is punctuated with multiple buttons, adding to its elegance. A pair of solid front legs finish in classic walnut and antique glaze.
The coffee table in the collection features a modern design with merging rectangles.
According to Amit Yadav, Marketing Manager, 2XL: “This is the sofa for those who like the vintage look. Pairing it with a modern coffee table and side tables, creates a unique style. We also have beautiful chandeliers in store to go with the Prague sofa.”
Strong and durable, the frame is ......read more
The Hydrogen Council reveals first-of-a-kind study showing hydrogen’s contribution as a key pillar of the energy transition
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 21, 2017: As global leaders gathered at COP23 in Bonn, Germany, 18 key leaders in their industry verticals, united in the Hydrogen Council coalition, came together to launch first-ever globally quantified vision of the role of hydrogen, developed with support from McKinsey & Company. In addition to being a key pillar in the energy transition, the study shows that hydrogen has the potential to generate US$2.5 trillion worth of business, creating more than 30 million jobs by 2050.
Taking the Hydrogen Council’s vision for hydrogen to the next level, the study entitled ‘Hydrogen, scaling up’ outlines a comprehensive and quantified ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2017: Milano, an Italian company having a decade of experience in design, production and distribution of sanitary ware and faucets in the global market under Danube Group celebrated its 10th anniversary at JW Marriott Marquis hotel, Dubai on 17th of November 2017. Present on the occasion was Mr.Rizwan Sajan – Chairman and Founder Danube Group, Mr. Anis Sajan - Managing Director Danube group, dealers of the brand and other senior management of the group.
To mark this milestone, Milano organized its annual dealers meet and gave a preview of the new product portfolio, which included water purifier, DIY tiles and water heater. Additionally, announced a lucrative scheme for dealers in UAE. As per the deal, whoever achieves the desired target will get an opportunity for an all paid ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2017: Buying Christmas decorations for John Lewis must be one of the best jobs in the world. We are always developing new ideas to excite our customers, and this year we have travelled the world to bring together seven brand new decoration themes. Each of our themes is inspired by the fables and traditions of a particular country or region – Folklore takes its cue from Eastern European traditions, whilst Winter Palace tells the story of Russia’s Father Frost and his helper, the Snow Maiden. Being a lover of the great outdoors, my favourite theme this year is Into the Woods, which is set in the mossy, enchanted forests of Ireland.
This autumn our shops will take personalisation to the next level as we introduce Christmas Villages into a total of 11 locations, bringing together everything you ......read more
Quantum Eurostar, a leading accredited ESCO in the UAE, has signed an agreement with Etihad ESCO, the energy efficiency and saving arm of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority.
Dubai- November 21, 2017: Quantum Eurostar Energy Solutions Company (QESCO), a leading accredited ESCO in the UAE, announced ESCO projects in the UAE to undertake innovative energy management solutions projects. QESCO is a joint venture between the EUROSTAR Group, the leading technology innovator in the Middle East and Quantum, an Italian Energy Expert Company.
QESCO has also signed a major eight-year period contract with Etihad ESCO, the energy efficiency and saving arm of DEWA. Quantum Eurostar will provide energy saving solutions to some of Dubai’s iconic golf courses – Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Emirates Golf Club and Dubai ......read more
Mina Rashid to harbor 5,000 luxury yachts and boats
Dubai – 20 November 2017: His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurated today the new Mina Rashid Marina: “Marinas” which will harbor 5,000 yachts and boats and will accommodate 20,000 in the next few years. It is expected to be a new world class touristic maritime and entertainment attraction.
The project, which is carried out by P&O, part of DP World, stretches over 13 square kms and features a number of facilities including an integrated entertainment city: Marina Cube.
His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum toured the place accompanied by Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC). His Highness listened ......read more
40 new brands including Siemens, SMEG, Gaggenau, Zanussi, Wolf Power and Terim will be among key offerings at Better Life
Dubai, UAE (November 19, 2017): Better Life, one of the leading home appliance retailers in the UAE and a division of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC today announced the launch of an ambitious new retail strategy focused on kitchen appliances to offer a wide variety of options to consumers that meet the requirements of contemporary UAE lifestyles. The strategy aims to provide greater convenience to customers while enhancing the overall look and feel of their kitchens.
As part of its focus on kitchen appliances, Better Life has significantly expanded its product portfolio with 40 new brands added to its retail mix. Siemens, Gaggenau, SMEG, Zanussi, Wolf Power and Terim will be among the key multinational ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 18, 2017: The quest for energy efficiency and ecologically friendly lighting solutions is set to drive demand for green lighting products in the Middle East. These trends are increasingly evident in the build up to Light Middle East 2017, where global lighting majors target the lucrative green lighting market.
The leading trade, networking and business generating event for the lighting design and technology industry in the region, Light Middle East returns to Dubai, larger and more representative than ever before. Organisers Messe Frankfurt Middle East, are expecting the show to open at least 10% larger than the previous edition in terms of both area and number of exhibitors, underlining the increasing appeal of the region to global players.
According to analysts Frost & Sullivan, the global ......read more
ADFD concessional loans will fund transformative renewable energy projects in developing countries
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 November 2017: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), is inviting applications for renewable energy projects in developing countries. Within the framework of the ADFD-funded US$350 million (AED1.285 billion) IRENA/ADFD Project Facility, the current funding round of US$50 million in concessional loans marks the sixth of seven annual cycles.
“In just the last few years, renewable energy has emerged as one of the most economical choices for new power generation in countries around the globe. Accelerated renewable energy deployment in developing countries expands access to energy, improves health and welfare, creates jobs and drives ......read more
The cordless cleaner with dust sensors cleans hard-to-reach areas between the furniture with the innovative twist nozzle that can reach gaps as narrow as 5 cm.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Panasonic has launched its new ‘IT’ twist cordless vacuum cleaner MC-BJ870 in the region. With the new revolutionary twist nozzle design that is ultra-flexible, MC-B870 features a slim body and trendy looks, blending elegance and high-end technology to provide in-depth cleaning.
As the name suggests the nozzle turns into I and T shape with a twist. It cleans unreachable areas like gaps ......read more
Mega-project at Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam to generate growth in the local area, significantly contributing to the modernization of the economy and supply channel in southern Vietnam
Strategically located, the Bonded Terminal System is set to make Vietnam a force in Southeast Asian for crude oil and refined petroleum products
H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Hamed’s majority-owned Baron Point Petroleum seeks to finance the development and provide best-in-class, Abu Dhabi and American expertise
Abu Dhabi, 23 July 2017: Abu Dhabi-based Baron Point ......read more
GCC LED lighting market estimated to comprise about 38% of the total lighting market in 2015
Dubai, U.A.E: The increase in global demand for lighting solutions, with an emphasis on energy efficient sources, is reshaping the lighting industry, while the continued market expansion in the region puts the Middle East in the spotlight as global majors target Light Middle East 2017.
The leading trade, networking and business generating event for the lighting design and technology industry in the region, Light Middle East returns to Dubai later this year, larger and more representative than ......read more
*Article written by Christopher EL Khouri, Mechanical Engineer at DC PRO Engineering, a recognized world leader in the fields of District Energy, and regional pioneer in sustainable Green Building MEP Design
19 July 2017
With the increase of the temperatures in the GCC during the summer season, higher electric demand load will put pressure on air conditioning equipment in homes and offices around the city. DC PRO Engineering’s Christopher El Khouri provides six tips to reduce unnecessary energy consumption and keep bills down ......read more
July 18, 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) shared its renowned experience in implementing world-class maritime registration and licensing services with the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport in Abu Dhabi (DMAT) during their recently held meeting. Both parties also exchanged expertise to achieve their common goals of further improving the marine licensing system according to the highest international standards and reinforcing the UAE’s position as one of the most important maritime and logistics capitals in the world.
The ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 15 July, 2017: ADNOC Distribution has announced the opening of Seah Al Saram Service Station in Fujairah, taking the total number of service stations in its network to 460 across the country.
The latest addition to the network demonstrates the company’s sustained efforts to meet the growing demand for its high-quality products and services in the UAE.
Located on Martyrs Street near the area of Dibba Al Hosn, the service station consists of five islands with 8 dispensers offering E-Plus 91, Special 95, Super 98 and Green Diesel. The station has ......read more
NRI Teenager awarded India's Most Distinctive Global Indians Award Dubai born NRI - Simran Vedvyas Makes Every Moment Count Change through her work & action recognized Mumbai, India 11 July 2017 NRI of the Year Awards - A Prestigious Award for Global Indians #YouDeserve Times Now, ICICI Bank and GIIS presented; the fourth edition of the prestigious NRI of the Year Awards 2017 at Hotel Grand Hyatt Mumbai, felicitating select Global Indians with India's most distinctive global awards.
This award recognized the deserving spirit of those globetrotting Indians who have made a ......read more
Dubai, 10 July 2017: Hand-picked by Swedish retailer, IKEA, six talented artists and design teams with close links to the fashion industry were chosen to create inspired prints for the launch of the STUNSIG Limited Collection 2017. Featuring everything from fashion photography, digital couture, cartoons to hand drawings and collages, the new collection is applied to everyday items such as cushions, quilt covers, boxes and porcelain.
The result of the collaboration between IKEA and these six artists including Frédérique Vernillet, Malcolm Stuart, Pinar & Viola, ......read more
The region’s biggest HR platform to take place on October 30-31, 2017 in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dubai: July 9th, 2017: The 5th Annual GOV HR Summit, the regions’ leading Human Resource platform, will once again open its doors to HR leaders from top government, semi government and state owned entities across the GCC, on 30th October 2017 in Abu Dhabi UAE, under the theme “Turning the biggest challenges into the greatest opportunities”.
With an impressive line-up of influential and intellectual international and regional leaders in Human Resources, the summit will ......read more
ADWEA leadership delegation visits Barakah and receives update on commissioning activities of Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant
Peaceful nuclear energy will become a major provider of sustainable energy for the Nation
Tour of Units 2, 3 and 4 demonstrate major construction progress and preparations for quality nuclear operations
Tour demonstrated alignment with highest nuclear quality and safety standards
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 08 July 2017: His Excellency Dr. Saif Al Seiari, Acting Director General, Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA), as well as ......read more
ADNOC Distribution is the sole distributor of petroleum products in the Emirate
ADNOC Distribution’s service station network in Sharjah receives over 250,000 vehicles every day
ADNOC Distribution operates 89 service stations in Sharjah
Abu Dhabi, 08 July, 2017: ADNOC Distribution, the sole distributor of petroleum products in the Emirate of Sharjah through its comprehensive service station network, has announced the further consolidation of its presence in the Emirate with the opening of Al Meedan Service Station.
Located on Al Zahra Street ......read more
Same world-class quality, design and technology, only made even better with NINE stages of filtration and 35+ UltraTech Filter Technology
QNET is committed to providing safe drinking water with its NSF certified HomePure Filtration Systems
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 8th, 2017: Access to clean drinking water is a basic human right and prominent Asian direct selling company QNET pledges to continue its efforts to provide clean, healthy, and great tasting drinking water through HomePure, the NSF-certified home water filtration systems.
At a media roundtable held at the ......read more
Upgraded facility to serve Delma community with essential services
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 8, 2017: Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in “Al Dhafra Region”, H.E. Staff Major General Pilot Faris Khalaf Khalfan Al Mazrouei, Chief of the General Authority for the Security of Ports, Borders and Free Zones, and Board Member of Abu Dhabi Ports, officially inaugurated Delma Port today. Strategically located on the eastern side of Delma Island, the new port will better serve the community as an ......read more
July 5, 2017. United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government entity responsible for organizing, developing and managing various aspects of the marine sector in Dubai, has launched a social initiative to raise awareness of maritime safety standards and introduce best practices to safely use marine vessels and jet skis. The DMCA’s Department of Registration and Commercial Licensing is in charge of the campaign whose safety procedures include wearing life jackets and dealing with emergencies.
Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA, said: ......read more
An unbeatable portfolio to help you create your “ideal” bathroom surroundings
There’s no doubt that renovating any space brings with it a feeling of excitement and a sense of renewal and fulfillment. Whether you’re updating an existing bathroom or creating a new one by converting or remodeling, Ideal Standard is delighted to share with you top tips to suit your taste and budget. Its portfolio of functional products is designed to minimize the effort of renovating and leaves you with a feeling of accomplishment.
Bathrooms today have evolved from that little ......read more
The Global Cooperation Agreement brings together countries such as Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Germany (European Union), Japan, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States of America
Dubai, UAE, 1 July 2017: In an effort to enhance the conservational impact and development of district cooling in the UAE, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider and a member of the Board of Directors of International District Energy Association(IDEA); and partners of the United Nations ......read more
Covers KOTC vessels in Fujairah, Khor Fakkan and Singapore
Fujairah, UAE July 1, 2017: GAC Fujairah has been awarded a husbandry contract by the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) to provide ship supply services, spare parts handling and a range of other logistical services to its vessels arriving in Fujairah, Khor Fakkan and Singapore anchorage.
As part of global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC Group, GAC Fujairah worked in close cooperation with the Middle East Regional Office in Dubai and GAC Singapore to secure the deal.
Under the contract, the GAC ......read more
Ahmad Bin Shafar presented his views and opinions on the pace of change in the district cooling industry during the ‘Global Leaders Plenary Panel Discussion’
Dubai, UAE, 28 June 2017: Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, shared some of its latest best practices and innovations at the International District Energy Association’s (IDEA) 108th Annual Conference & Tradeshow held in Scottsdale, USA,from26 to 29 June2017.
“District ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 28 June, 2017: ADNOC Distribution recently opened the Mahawi North service station, located in the Mahawi area on the Abu Dhabi – Al Ain highway. This new addition takes the total number of stations in Abu Dhabi city and its suburbs to 98 service station and 10 ADNOC Xpress.
Throughout 6 islands and 12 dispensers; Mahawi service station will offer its customers with an around-clock conventional refueling services of fuel; E-Plus 91, special 95 and Super 98 as well as Green Diesel. In the future, the station will add natural gas for vehicles (NGV) facilities.
Saeed ......read more
Orpic B wins 6:5 over IMCO after penalty shoot out
More than 60 matches played over three weeks with 32 company teams participating
Annual SOHAR Cup celebrates teamwork and health during the Holy Month
Orpic B fought their way to glory last night at Al Arabi field in Suhar, to be crowned 2017 champions of the annual SOHAR Cup football tournament. Now in its tenth year, the tournament has grown from small beginnings to become one of the key fixtures in the North Al Batinah region’s sporting calendar. After an exciting match, the B team from the national ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 24 June 2017: Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation pointed out that leading organizations attain excellence through the exceptional services they provide to their clients.
“Our success at the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation relies on our adoption to innovation and continual development as a daily practice and a corporate culture. This what has helped us gain our prestigious worldwide reputation and unprecedented achievements”.
During the launch of the new world-class ......read more
Dubai, UAE; June 22, 2017: 2XL, the leading luxury furniture and home décor brand in the UAE has launched Martin bedroom collection with unique statement headboard design. This collection is perfect for the master suite or guest room.
Transforming space into restful retreat, the Martin bed has frames covered in linen like fabric upholstery that makes it comfortable, durable and easy to maintain.
Ornate shape of the headboard adorned in grey fabric creates a regal look. The Martin bed is priced at AED 4,977.
The Hazel bench with rounded corners, button tufts and adorned in ......read more
This conference will be held in sync with the IDEA Board of Directors Meeting
Dubai, UAE, 21 June 2017: Ahmad Bin Shafar, the CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, will be attending the International District Energy Association’s (IDEA)108the Annual Conference & Tradeshow, which will take place in Scottsdale, Arizona-United States,from 26 to 29 June 2017. Ahmad Bin Shafar will also attend the IDEA Board of Directors’ meeting which will be held on the side lines of the conference. Ahmad ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 21, 2017: AirWayBill, the peer-to-peer shipping platform has partnered with Careem, the region’s favourite car-booking app to be its official transportation partner in the Middle East and support carriers in getting their items to recipients, quickly and more efficiently. While terms and conditions do apply, users can avail of up to US$15 off their rides from the airport, when they’re connected through both apps.
For those who are excited at the prospect of their shipments arriving, buyers can meet the carriers at the airport to hand off the ......read more
Top Chinese brands, TCL & Midea contribute to 15% of
Eros Group’s Consumer Electronics Distribution as trends shift.
(21st June 2017, Dubai) – From mobiles and TVs, to refrigerators and other home appliances; Chinese brands are giving their competitors a run for their money. With the consumer durables market in UAE witnessing an exponential growth over the years, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) expects the Dubai electronics market size to grow at 4.7 per cent over the next four years and may exceed $3 billion (Dh11 billion) by 2020. ......read more
Under the Patronage and Presence of H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammad Al Sharqi
Concession agreement with the Port of Fujairah, grants Abu Dhabi Ports exclusive rights to develop port infrastructure and manage its operations
Development of 1KM quay and deepening of berths to -16.5 metres to increase capacity and allow arrival of larger vessels
Fujairah Terminals will complement services provided by Khalifa Port and Zayed Port
Fujairah, UAE, 20th June 2017: H.H Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, witnessed at Al ......read more
Dubai 20 June 2017: InSinkErator, a business unit of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), the inventor and the world's largest manufacturer of food waste disposers for home and commercial use, has been included by the Ministry of Energy for the third consecutive year, in the 2017 UAE State of Energy Report. InSinkErator was recognized for this contribution during the Ministry of Energy’s annual iftar.
Engineers at InSinkErator have identified that a 10 watt LED lightbulb could be powered for 17 hours by one pound of food. The conclusion is that by putting food waste directly ......read more
Now Dads can learn how to journey through the store in just five minutes! #IKEA_DAD
Dubai, 20 June 2017: IKEA, the Swedish home furnishing retailer, has revealed one of its biggest and best kept secrets as a gift this year for all dads on Father’s Day – the infamous hidden shortcuts that allows you to journey through the store in 5 mins. This Father’s Day, IKEA wanted to acknowledge all the unsung family patriarchs, quietly supporting their family, day in and day out, all year long! Now Dads can choose their route, pick up the items on their shopping list and whizz ......read more
Empower will provide residential, retail and commercial real estate developments in these areas with up to 11,000 RT of cooling services
Dubai, UAE, 18 June 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, stated that it has started delivering district cooling solutions to Jumeirah Village Triangle (JVT) and Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC) projects. Empower will provide residential, retail and commercial real estate developments in these areas with up to 11,000 RT of cooling services.
“We are very pleased to ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: June 18, 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports in UAE, has rolled out the annual UAE Ministry of Labour and Abu Dhabi Occupational Health and Safety Center (OSHAD) “Working Safely in the Heat” campaign across its ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD).
Abu Dhabi Ports “Working Safely in the Heat” campaign is being held for the fifth year to raise awareness about the risks of working in the heat and assist in preventing heat-related illnesses during the summer ......read more
18 June 2017 - Dubai, UAE
UAE-based total FM company makes exemplary progress with standards, training and sustainability, prompting British Institute of Cleaning Science to maintain rating
In recognition of its excellence in facilities management (FM) services, UAE-based total FM company Farnek continues its accreditation program from the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), the largest independent, professional and educational body in the cleaning industry.
Markus Oberlin, CEO of Farnek, said: “We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with the British ......read more
FarEye was recognised for revolutionising the Logistics and Supply Chain Industry with its flexible, scalable and future-oriented mobile solutions.
Dubai, UAE, June 18, 2017: FarEye, a leading Global Logistics Management solution has claimed top honours at the World Post & Parcel Awards 2017, which was held in Paris recently. The company was recognised for revolutionising the Logistics and Supply Chain Industry with its flexible, scalable and future-oriented mobile solutions.
Regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the Logistics industry, the World Post & ......read more
Tackle your toughest ironing challenges with the winner of Plus X’s Best Product Award, thanks to the new iCare technology which sets the perfect temperature every time – no matter the material.
Dubai, June 18, 2017: True to Braun’s well known German quality and proficiency standards, the iCare technology meets all your ironing needs. Newly introduced to the ironing market, the CareStyle 5 ironing system range is suitable to any type of ironer; whether you iron for yourself or your whole family, in bulk or just a little, in marathon sessions or piece-by-piece. ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 18 June, 2017: ADNOC Distribution’s has announced that an updated version of its free-to-download mobile app is now available for customers, suppliers and the public.
The upgraded app serves as a one-stop-shop for all ADNOC Distribution’s consumer-focused services. Comprehensive and friendly to use, the free mobile app enables customers to engage, interact, explore and stay-up-to date with ADNOC Distribution’s latest facilities and information.
Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: “We are delighted to ......read more
The study, conducted by Dubai Carbon, aims to map the behavioural patterns in food waste and other precious resources in support of the Emirate’s transition to a sustainable society
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Continuing its efforts to boost sustainable living, Dubai Carbon has launched the emirate’s first social experiment focused on understanding lifestyle habits of the general public this Ramadan. The study will gather information needed to evaluate consumption patterns, resource efficiency and waste management.
The social experiment requires consumers to provide data on ......read more
Dubai, 15 June, 2017: As the region’s countries continue to inch closer to establishing knowledge-based economies and ICT becomes an integral part of everyday life, Dubai hosted the ICT Energy Efficiency Summit 2017, a two-day event that highlighted the latest innovations that drastically reduce energy consumption.
Organized by Huawei, the Summit saw over 100 high-profile delegates representing the ICT industry in the region, including local operators Etisalat and du, as well as regional players including STC and Vodafone. The event also saw the participation of policy makers, ......read more
Attractively designed faucets featuring touchless electronic control
Perfect height for optimum operating comfort
Sustainable technology for public washrooms and residential bathrooms
Dubai, UAE, June 15, 2017: A worldwide design revolution for electronic faucets – this is what GROHE has set out to trigger with its restyled and re-engineered Essence E and Eurocube E lines of faucets.
These two new faucets feature arguably the most expressive and captivating designs in today’s infrared faucet sector. Whether it’s the organically flowing lines of Essence ......read more
15 June 2017 - Dubai, UAE:
Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM), the Middle East's leading independent commercial product tanker operator has signed an AED275 million Shari'ah-compliant facility with Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), the largest Islamic bank in the UAE.
The agreement marks the first time GEM has raised funding of this kind through Islamic finance.
Commenting on the new terms, GEM CEO Ahmed Essa Hareb Al Falahi said: “The seven year facility is the first deal between GEM and Dubai Islamic Bank, the closing of this agreement is part of a long-term relationship with ......read more
2016/2017 season extended to June for the first time ever due to record demand
Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal welcomed Princess Cruise Lines’ Majestic Princess on her maiden voyage to mark close of the 2016/2017 season
Abu Dhabi, UAE – June 14, 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD), celebrated the successful close of its best-ever cruise season at Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal with the maiden call of Princess Cruise Lines’ ......read more
Evergreen Marine Corporation deploys ultra-large container vessel for Ocean Alliance MED1 eastbound service calling to Jeddah Port
Sharjah-UAE: 14 June, 2017 – Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator, marked the maiden call of Evergreen Marine Corporation’s (Evergreen’s) 366 m long Tampa Triumph vessel with a capacity of 14,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) at the Northern Container Terminal (NCT) in Jeddah Islamic Seaport.
Taiwan-based Evergreen currently operates the fourth-largest container fleet in the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 14 June 2017 - According to Nigel Nicholson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School, there are four universals that apply in both politics and business.
First, leadership differs according to where you are in the leadership journey. Second, identity and character are mixed in with more primitive reactions to imagery. Third, the nature of the challenge is not a given. And fourth, the group identity of “followers” can hinder effectiveness.
Here’s a closer look at the four:
1. The sell and the delivery
Elections are a story of ......read more
Top Interiors Brand opened its first store in Dubai on June 10th
Dubai, UAE, June 13th, 2017: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, today announced that it has reinforced its move into home furniture and interior style market through its new franchise partnership with Maisons Du Monde. The agreement started with the opening of a new Maisons du Monde store, in Dubai’s City Centre Mirdif.
Founded in France in 1996, Maisons du Monde is a creator of inspirational lifestyle universes in ......read more
A new milestone for "Ourshopee" has been achieved on 2nd of May 2017. As part of our steady development, we aim to increase the number of orders received per day through the website. To manage the expected increase in the orders, Mr. Jamsheer Thanalot, Chief Operating Officer of "Ourshopee" has signed an agreement with Aramex, the disruptive leader in the global logistics and transportation industry, to provide a full range of last-mile delivery solutions to "Ourshopee's" online shoppers across Oman.
Following its success in the UAE, "Ourshopee" ......read more
13 June 2017
Petrofac has agreed a five-year relationship with Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) for the provision of specialist technical training and competency development services.
The contract, which is valued at more than US$35 million, was secured following a competitive tendering process and is effective immediately. The work will be undertaken within Kuwait by the Training Services team who form part of Petrofac’s Engineering & Production Services division.
Petrofac will support KOC in reviewing and updating its competency systems and will develop and deliver ......read more
On June 1-3, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano inspected several Russian nuclear facilities as part of his visit to the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.
On June 3, Mr. Amano visited the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant, where he was introduced to the operation of the revamped power units and inspected the new launch-ready Generation 3+ VVER-1200 unit of the NPP.
During his visit, Mr. Amano expressed his high opinion of the Leningrad BPP’s safety systems, commenting that the new power unit comes originally equipped with additional protection systems compared to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 12 June 2017: The technical committee of the Emirates Energy Award (EEA), which organised under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, under the theme “Innovative solutions for clean energy”, held its first meeting in the headquarter of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE). The meeting was led by Dr. Eassa Al Bastaki, chairman of the technical committee, in addition to the committee members, Saeed Al Abbar, Chairman of Emirates GBC, Habiba Al Marashi, Chairperson of the Emirates ......read more
The third annual The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference will take place on November 8th 2017 at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort. The event is expected to attract more than 150 senior executives from different sections of the market, including shipping, ports, finance and banking and law.
Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2017: There will be distinct conference sessions following the keynote speeches, and these will deal with a number of themes, including regional trade patterns, ship finance, ports and shipping. There will also be a series of speeches giving details about ......read more
For the fourth year in a row:
The campaign aims to reduce the energy consumption through optimal temperature setting
Dubai, UAE, 11 June 2017: As the mercury rises, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has launched its nationwide summer campaign – ‘Smile at 24 degrees’. The campaign will be running for three months and it aims to reduce the energy consumption through optimal temperature setting, which will help to save the environment, energy, future for the generations to come, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 11th June, 2017: Continuing to raise awareness of its services with international markets, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) participated in the International Bar Association (IBA) Maritime and Transport Law Conference, from 7th to 8th June at Rio de Janeiro.
Presented by the IBA Maritime and Transport Law Committee, supported by the ICA Latin American Regional Forum, the 2017 Conference focused topics related to changes in the maritime sector including legal challenges supporting the changes.
As part of the Centre’s attendance, EMAC ......read more
The three themed ‘Ramadan’ inspired palette is set to trend across the region
Dubai, June 11, 2017: Caparol Paints, a global provider of German paint and coating solutions, has unveiled a new range of painting innovation for the region. The Ramadan 2017 collection is poised to be Caparol’s finest Arabian aesthetic impact for walls of residential and commercial properties. The new collection caters to the aesthetic and climatic needs of the Middle Eastern consumers, in addition to giving a glimpse of the Arabian culture during the holy month of ......read more