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    Herman Miller Launches New Lino Chair in the Middle East

    • High-performance work chair at exceptional value • Scientifically-backed comfort • Minimal environmental impact – 97% recyclable     UAE, 20th January 2020:    Herman Miller, the global design and furniture manufacturer has launched their latest work chair, Lino, in the Middle East, UK and Europe, following it’s successful introduction in the United States in 2018. Charged with designing a high-performance work chairs at exceptional value, award-winning designers Hecht and Colin found inspiration in constraint. Thanks to their design prowess and Herman Miller’s ergonomic expertise – including their patented PostureFit technology – Lino brings scientifically-backed comfort and a wide range of aesthetic options to your workplace or ......read more

    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

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    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

    Bedroom Decoration and Mattress Myths Debunked by IKEA

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 June 2019:  Over the years we have either received advice or accumulated beliefs on bedroom decoration and mattress use that may not be as relevant today as they may have been in the past. They may also be complete myths and so we wanted to identify a few and debunk them. Whether these myths are based on design, mattresses or storage, IKEA is always looking to shed a new perspective on misconceptions while creating awareness on the important facts.     Here are our top six Bedroom Decoration and Mattress Myths Debunked.   Myth 1: A ......read more

    An Environmentally Friendly Approach to Interior Design with Home and Soul Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 June 2019:  Society is becoming increasingly aware of the importance of environmentally responsible interior design. As a result, more and more customers seek to incorporate sustainability principles into their homes. With this huge shift towards opting for ethically sourced materials, which are more durable in the long run, Home and Soul Dubai have fast become the go-to home stores in the region for their huge offering of environmentally-friendly designs. Rattan Chairs:  The Rattan material is one of the most popular decorative items ......read more

    Refinitiv Oil Research: Tanker Attacks off Gulf of Oman on 13 June 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13 June 2019:  Refinitiv Oil Research received reports of a suspected attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, about 56 NM East of Fujairah. This was later confirmed through various sources including the managers of the vessels in question. The two tankers are identified as the “FRONT ALTAIR” managed by Frontline and the “KOKUKA COURAGEOUS” managed by Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement.  Timeline of Events as it occurred based on Vessel Tracking Data:  The vessel Front Altair loaded 75,000 MT of Naphtha from ......read more

    Schneider Electric and Navigant Research Create Blueprint to Resilience through Municipal Microgrids in California

     Schneider Electric and Navigant Research release new analysis on how California can upgrade critical energy infrastructure through Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) solutions  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13 June 2019:   Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today released new analysis on the role of microgrids to support the modernization of California’s grid infrastructure. The white paper, created in partnership with leading market research and advisory firm Navigant Research, explores innovative use-cases ......read more

    Industry 4.0 is Shaping the Future of Sustainable Business Operations

    June 13, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Industry 4.0 is the intelligence behind the maximum efficiency of tomorrow’s world. But how does collecting data today help businesses stay sustainable while predicting what will happen tomorrow?  The Middle East and Africa market for augmented and virtual reality is expected to grow to $6 billion by 2020, according to the International Data Corporation. As the digital trend continues to innovate, it will transform the future of sustainable business.  Industry 4.0 has revolutionised the way a modern warehouse or distribution centre operates ......read more

    Empower takes part in the Annual Partners' Forum for ‘District Energy in Cities' at Copenhagen

    Ahmad Bin Shafar: The meeting acts as a platform that highlights Dubai’s success in district cooling Dubai, UAE, 13th June 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, is taking part in the 5th Annual Partners’ Forum, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) for its ‘District Energy in Cities’ initiative. The meeting is being held from 11-14 June 2019 at Copenhagen, Denmark. Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower and Special Advisor on district cooling, will be ......read more

    Electricity Most Searched Fuel Energy Term Online in UAE

    Solar in top 5, while methanol fastest-growing fuel energy term in UAE in online search   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 12 June 2019:   UAE residents are showing increasing interest in methanol and biodiesel as energy resources, with significant online search growth during the past three years, according to a recent report from SEMrush – the award-winning online digital marketing suite.   The SEMrush study, which pooled monthly search volumes of 11 types of fuel energy terms during the past three years, revealed electricity-related online searches were ......read more

    Italian energy sector to bring expertise to 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -  11 June 2019:   The Italian energy sector looks set to play a key part in European participation at the 24th World Energy Congress, taking place in Abu Dhabi from 9-12 September, following today’s visit to the country by the leadership of the Congress Organising Committee.  Earlier today, H.E. Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Chairman of the 24th World Energy Congress Organising Committee, met senior Italian energy stakeholders in Rome to brief them on progress so far towards September’s Congress, including the Congress ......read more

    Lukoil Marine Lubricants strengthens its collaboration with KOTC

    After three successful years, Lukoil Marine Lubricants will once again supply Kuwait Oil Tanker Company’s full fleet of various tanker vessels  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 June 2019:   Dubai-based subsidiary of LUKOIL, Lukoil Marine Lubricants (Lukoil), has reached a renewal agreement with the subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC). For the past three years, Lukoil has supplied KOTC’s full fleet of tanker vessels with their specialized product of marine lubricants. The new deal between the two companies will help ......read more

    Chinese to invest $4 billion in UAE logistics projects

    NAFL says logistics business is set for big boom in the UAE Big logistics parks coming up in Abu Dhabi, Jebel Ali and near Expo 2020 venue Logistics sector contributes 30% to Dubai GDP Conference in Lebanon to discuss opportunities for UAE companies to participate in reconstruction projects in Syria and Iraq Dubai, June 11, 2019: The logistics industry in the UAE is in for big growth with more logistics parks coming up in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and Chinese companies are  set to invest more than $4 billion (Dh 14.68 billion) in logistics projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, according ......read more

    Empower launches summer campaign to reduce district cooling consumption for the 6th year running

    Dubai, UAE, 09 June 2019:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, announced the launch of its summer campaign, under the slogan ‘Switch to 24°C and save more’. The campaign runs from June till end of summer. This is part of Empower’s efforts to support sustainability and deliver environmentally friendly district cooling services.  The campaign helps customers to reduce their district cooling energy consumption during summer period by encouraging them to set the AC thermostat to ......read more

    Trukkin raises $3.5 million becoming the leading truck aggregator in the GCC

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 09 June 2019:   As “on demand” services expand into more industries and market places, Trukkin is leading the way in digital logistics solutions for long-haul trucking.  Launched in 2017, Trukkin is a techno-logistics firm based in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates operating throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and beyond. The company works to innovate and simplify logistics and land transportation.   Trukkin has raised over $3.5 million in the recent funding round, which included marquee investors ......read more

    Refresh your home with the top furniture trends of 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 02 June 2019:   When it comes to designing the ideal home, every designer understands that furniture can make or break a space. Choosing the right pieces can elevate the aesthetic of any room, from handmade chairs, exquisite chandeliers to marble printed tables. Below are some of trends to keep on the radar for this year with some expert tips from Home and Soul:   Go bold: A statement pendant light truly sets the tone of any room. The structural design can create originality and add a hint of freshness to any dull room. A standout fixture can ......read more

    As if Made from One Piece: GROHE Offers Individual System Solutions for the Entire Work Area Around the Kitchen Sink

    ● GROHE Composite Sinks in two colors and five designs complement established range of stainless-steel sinks ● GROHE Kitchen Colors transform faucets and sinks into colorful kitchen highlights ● Made-to-measure waste systems are compatible with GROHE Blue and GROHE Red water systems   30 May 2019:   Filling pots, preparing food and doing the dishes after a delicious meal: Oftentimes things have to go fast and it can get a little hectic when it comes to hot pots and pans. The work area around the kitchen sink plays a crucial role in this ......read more

    IKEA Recreates Iconic Television Living Rooms With Its Own Furniture

    United Arab Emirates, 29th May 2019:  Families are at the core of IKEA’s business: old and young, traditional and modern, by birth or choice. In the UAE, IKEA faces a challenge to be relevant to all of them, due to the population being composed mostly of expats. To show that IKEA has relevant solutions for all cultures, the brand launched the ‘Real-Life Series’, where it recreated rooms from some of the most popular television shows. The series was designed to serve as inspiration to IKEA’s diverse audience and demonstrate the variety of ways its furniture ......read more

    UPS Makes Largest Purchase of Renewable Natural Gas Ever in the U.S.

    • Seven-Year 170 Million Gallon Equivalents Purchase from Clean Energy Fuels Corp.  • Will Reduce GHG Emissions by More than 1 Million Metric Tons   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 29, 2019:   today announced an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) to purchase 170 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) through 2026. This is the largest commitment for use of RNG to date by any company in the United States, with a range of 22.5 - 25 million gallon equivalents per year. RNG is a key part of UPS’s strategy to ......read more

    Celebrate Eid at Jysk With Buy 2 Get One Free on Everything

    There is no better time for a little (or big) home makeover! Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 28, 2019:   Yes, you read correctly! This EID al-Fitr when you buy 2 items you will get your third one absolutely free! The deal includes absolutely everything in store, with no exceptions!  Starting Thursday May 23rd until Saturday June 8th you can come and select anything from a new bed, a desk, and upgrade to your dining table or rug to add some comfort to your living room, among many others items, all within this amazing offer.  Visit our stores to available this ......read more

    Sultan Bin Sulayem launches Dubai Customs' Smart Vessel Berthing System to facilitate trade at Dubai Creek

    Dubai, UAE, 27 May 2019: Dubai Customs launched a new disruptive berthing service for the vessels using the Dubai Creek (Khor Dubai) in the presence of His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs. The new system: (Smart Vessel Berthing System) will help vessels load and unload their goods with the help of an advanced AI based service. It was built in-house by Dubai Customs ......read more

    ENOC announces ambitious plans to strengthen its retail and service station network by 2020

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 May 2019:   ENOC Group has announced ambitious plans to strengthen its retail and service station network by 2020 to meet the requirements of Expo 2020 Dubai.  ENOC Group will further expand its retail network to 191 from its current 129 service stations across the UAE in the lead up to Expo 2020 Dubai as its Official Integrated Energy Partner. Alongside, the Group will also expand its local presence across the Northern Emirates through reopening service stations in Sharjah; Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.  In 2019, ENOC plans to open 15 ......read more

    IKEA shares tips to create vibrant kids' rooms that grows with them & encourages creativity

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 May 2019:  IKEA, the region’s favorite Swedish home-furnishing retailer, shares tips on creating a bright playful bedroom that can easily evolve with your child’s growth while inspiring their creativity. Whether it is furniture, textiles or lighting, many of IKEA’s ideas and products are timeless and can be applied in several different ways to suit the needs at different ages.  As a start, think about playful lighting. In addition to brightness and warmth, the way the light is encased can set a variety of playful tones. For ......read more

    Empower: Artificial Intelligence pushes the district cooling sector forward

    Bin Shafar: AI based district cooling mechanism increases efficiency and leads to more reduction in energy consumption Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 26, 2019:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, stated that the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology in district cooling systems helps to improve the efficiency of the sector and provide an easier experience for the countries and companies looking for adopting district cooling systems. Empower is committed to offer innovative and environmentally ......read more

    Schneider Electric's Cutting-Edge Technology for Gas Grid Management Goes Live at Gasunie

    • Gasunie manages its high-grade gas grid using innovative Schneider Electric’s Advanced Gas Management System (AGMS) software • The AGMS software serves as a modern, sophisticated and smart SCADA + Grid Management platform for natural gas grid management • It is built with the joint effort of Gasunie and Schneider Electric and relies on EcoStruxture ADMS proven foundations in the power utility industry • Using AGMS technology, Gasunie reduces its operational transport cost while maintaining the highest standards for safe and secure ......read more

    A Step Towards Sustainable Living With LG

    LG TWINWash Machines are Designed to Preserve Water, Time and Energy Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 23, 2019:    LG Electronics (LG) continues to invest in eco-friendly tech-nologies to help consumers in the UAE live more sustainably.  The LG TWINWash introduced consumers to the world’s first wash and spin which can handle two loads at the same time. Its arrival signified a new era in appliance design, where accomplishing the demands of daily life can now be achieved with ease and con-venience. Studying how laundry is done around the world, LG’s TWINWash ......read more

    LG to Accelerate Development of Artificial Intelligence With Own Ai Chip

    New AI Processor with LG Neural Engine Designed for Use in Various Products  Including Robot Vacuum Cleaners, Washing Machines and Refrigerators Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 22, 2019:   As part of its strategy to accelerate the development of AI devices for the home, LG has developed its own artificial intelligence chip (AI Chip) with proprietary LG Neural Engine to better mimic the neural network of the human brain to greatly improve the processing of deep learning algorithms. The AI Chip incorporates visual intelligence to better recognize and distinguish ......read more

    Schneider Electric leads the transition to energy efficient and sustainable future while propelling business growth

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 22, 2019:   Every year, companies spend more than $450 billion on energy and sustainability initiatives while 63% of Fortune 100 companies have set clean energy targets. That’s a clear indication that companies recognize the positive benefits these efforts bring. There is ample proof to validate the same. Organizations that actively manage for climate change see an average of 67% higher return on equity than companies that don’t. In addition, the nearly 80,000 emission-reducing projects reported by 190 Fortune 500 companies in 2016 ......read more

    **Decor with an ethnic flare to change the aesthetic of any room**

    May 21, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Cushions, rugs and poufs can have a massive impact on the aesthetic of any room. They add a personal stamp on any room decor allowing to make the overall look cohesive. Transforming your living room into a sanctuary is all about channeling an environment that inspires and calms you and with these neutral decorative pieces one will be able to do so. So whether you wish to make your home even cosier or you feel like changing things up a bit, Home and Soul Dubai offers a new range of cushions, poufs and rugs that are a perfect way to transform a tired ......read more

    Western Furniture announces Best Buy sale during Ramadan

    Up your interior game with statement pieces from Italian furniture brands at discounted prices Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2019:   Upscale furniture retailer, Western Furniture has announced its Best Buy Sale of envy-inducing collection from various Italian, German and Spanish furniture brands such as Adriani e Rossi, Bonaldo, Calligaris, Draenert, Flou, Gamma International, Kristalia, Minni Forms, Natuzzi Italia, Reflex Angelo, Tomasella, Zanette and Tonin Casa. The Best Buy sale features select pieces of the world’s leading Italian contemporary furniture, ......read more

    Etihad ESCO signs Contracts with Sharaf Electronics to retrofit 15,000 Light Fixtures

    The Lighting Retrofit Project to generate AED 5 million annual savings UAE, 16 May 2019 – Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) announced the signing of an agreement with Sharaf Electronics for the implementation of the lighting retrofit project at three terminals of Dubai Airport. The project will replace over 15,000 outdoor and indoor lights with latest energy saving LED lights, resulting in about AED 5 million annual savings every year, for next seven years for the airport. In addition, the project supports Dubai Airport’s vision of environmental sustainability. As ......read more

    Celebrate the spirit of Ramadan and Eid at home with Robinsons

    Dubai, UAE, 16th May 2019:   Leading department store, Robinsons has launched its dreamy new home collection for Ramadan and Eid, presenting luxury homeware beside this season’s fashion must-haves.   With an impressive selection of brands and exquisite designs to choose from, shoppers need look no further than the UAE’s largest department store to help them relax and unwind this holy month in the comfort of their own home.     The new collection features products ranging from tableware and serve ware to decorative pieces, showcasing ......read more

    Oracle Helps Organizations Improve Productivity Across Global Supply Chains

    New Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud logistics updates help improve responsiveness, optimize shipments and asset utilization, and improve productivity Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 May 2019 — To help organizations design and operate efficient and agile supply chains, Oracle today announced a series of logistics management updates to Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud. The updates include a new logistics network modeling product and enhanced transportation management and global trade management capabilities. The latest innovations can help customers drive better ......read more

    Samsung Becomes First TV Manufacturer to Launch The Apple TV App and AirPlay 2

    UAE is among the 100 countries to feature the all-new Apple TV app on all 2019 Samsung Smart TVs and select 2018 models  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 15, 2019:  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced that beginning today, all 2019 Samsung Smart TVs and select 2018 TV models with a firmware update will feature the all-new Apple TV app in more than 100 countries and offer AirPlay 2 support in 176 countries – including the UAE. Samsung customers are now able to enjoy Apple TV channels and iTunes movies and TV shows on Samsung Smart TVs. “For the last decade, ......read more

    Hormann introduces unique wicket door with trip-free threshold

    Dubai, UAE; May 12, 2019:  The world’s most unique wicket door with trip-free threshold and thermal break is now available in the Middle East from Hormann, the market leader in residential, industrial and commercial doors. Only Hormann offers the wicket door with a stainless steel trip-free threshold that is only 10 mm in the centre and 5 mm high at the sides at the moment. The wicket door in the garage door lets you easily access whatever you have in your garage, such as gardening tools, bikes or wheelbarrows. It reduces the risk of tripping up and makes it easier to wheel ......read more

    Better Life Unveils Limited Edition Hand Painted Smeg Dolce X Gabbana Refrigerator

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 13, 2019:   Better Life recently unveiled the unique and exclusive Dolce & Gabbana Fab28 hand painted Smeg refrigerator with the theme “Blind Love”. The fridge is among 100 unique fridges with each with a unique design a story behind it. This exclusive piece is on view at Better Life Showroom in Mall of the Emirates. ‘Blind Love’ is inspired by the exploits of the paladins of France, and accentuated by whites, blues, reds and greens that characterise the traditional Sicilian cart decorations. On the front panel are ......read more

    Commodity focus returns to US-China trade tiff

    By Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank May 12, 2019 - Dubai, UAE It took one Sunday tweet from President Trump to shatter the relative calm across global financial markets. Instead of going into a week widely expected to yield a long-awaited trade deal between the US and China, the president instead tweeted that he was preparing to lift tariffs from 10% to 25% on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. The decision was taken in response to an apparent backtracking by China on almost all aspects of the trade deal. Predictably, it spooked the market and risk sentiment ......read more

    Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri receives Young Person in Shipping Award at Seatrade Awards 2019

    12 May 2019:  Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer, Maqta Gateway Co was announced as the recipient of the prestigious Young Person of the Year Award at tonight’s presentation ceremony for the 31st Seatrade Awards, which took place at London’s magnificent Guildhall. A popular winner, Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri was presented on the evening in front of nearly 250 esteemed guests by Chris Morley, Event Director, Seatrade Maritime.    “Our Young Person of the Year Award has an impressive list of academic achievements including a Bachelor’s and ......read more

    Abdul Latif Jameel Energy expands role in Middle East water sector

    Agreements in Egypt and Bahrain open up new markets for company Follows recent contract wins in Saudi Arabia and Kenya   May 12, 2019:  Abdul Latif Jameel Energy has stepped up its active participation in the Middle East’s water sector with two agreements expanding its presence in Egypt and Bahrain.    Almar Water Solutions, Abdul Latif Jameel Energy’s dedicated water solutions unit, formed a joint venture with HA Utilities (HAU), part of Hassan Allam Holding (HAH), to provide sustainable water infrastructure solutions to municipal and ......read more

    Customs World showcases revolutionary )RIISE( project in Uzbekistan and Romania

    Dubai, UAE, 11 May 2019: Customs World, a subsidiary of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) showcased their revolutionary in-house developed customs (RIISE) project in Uzbekistan. As part of an official UAE delegation to Uzbekistan that aims to enhance investment and development between the two countries, Nadya Abdullah Al Kamali, CEO of Customs World delivered a presentation about RIISE to a number of Uzbekistani officials.  RIISE, the new platform, will be rolled out globally to empower different countries with a cost-effective and sustainable customs system that ......read more

    P&O Ports appointed as Operator of Port of Novi Sad, Serbia

    First leg of blueprint for integrated logistics centre connecting with Europe   Dubai, UAE, 11 May 2019: P&O Ports has announced a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement to operate the port of Novi Sad, Serbia as part of a long-term investment plan to upgrade equipment and services and to support the Serbian government’s strategy to create an intermodal terminal and logistics centre with rail, road and inland waterways links to the rest of Europe.  The agreement shall grant a right to P&O Ports to operate Novi Sad for an initial 25 years with an option to ......read more

    Yas Marina Becomes An Official UAE Port of Entry for Foreign Flag Vessels

    New hassle free direct foreign flag vessel clearing services, as well as new 6-month navigation licenses and crew visas announced     Abu Dhabi, May 2019:   Yas Marina, the Middle East’s premier superyacht marina, awarded 5 Gold Anchors, has become an official UAE entry point for international superyachts. In addition, the unique new arrival experience presents newly accessible six-month navigation licenses and six-month visas, for crews of all nationalities.    The new entrance procedure will enable foreign flag vessels to avoid clearing through ......read more

    The New GROHE Plus Faucet Collection: Digital Precision Meets Architectural Design

     Precise control: LED display indicates exact water temperature  Versatile use: Thanks to its D-shape, the faucet fits both round and square bathroom products  Need-oriented: Further versions with pull-out or swivel spout ensure maximum comfort    Dubai, United Arab Emirates , 08 May 2019:  The bathroom becomes smart – as in many other areas of our life, intelligent technologies make for a more convenient, simplified daily routine and increase the quality of life for the user. With its latest innovation GROHE Plus, the global brand for ......read more

    Sleep Tight this Ramadan

    Ensure every minute counts with JYSK’s Nasa certified space technology bedding Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 May 2019: As we start Ramadan for 2019 make sure you are getting the sleep you need with the best that sleep technology has to offer. Danish retail giants JYSK have been known worldwide as experts in sleep culture since 1979.  They understand that sleep is essential to maintaining health and wellbeing and so are on hand to help you every sleep of the way.   At no other time of year does our sleeping pattern get as disrupted as during Ramadan. A heavily ......read more

    Create an Elegant and Peaceful Home with Home and Soul Dubai

    May 07, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Our homes are our little havens that can be designed to become a peaceful retreat to both relax and unwind after a long day. In today's world, it is more important than ever to create a calm and serene space that allows you to recharge and with a little help from Home and Soul Dubai we can do just that. Carol Sukkar, Founder of Home and Soul Dubai, shares her top tips on how one can create that harmonious environment: Enhance the comfort with soft cushion: You can combine different colour combinations for a unique appeal and to help create that perfect ......read more

    DP World, UAE Region Wins Recognition as the Region's Premiere Supply Chain Hub

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 06 May 2019:  Global trade enabler DP World UAE Region has been recognised for developing the GCC’s most robust and efficient supply chain at this year’s Logistics Middle East Awards 2019, where it won the Supply Chain Hub of the Year award. Abdulla bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer of DP World UAE Region, accepted the award on behalf of the company at the event held at the Le Royal Meridian Dubai. Shahab Al Jassmi, Commercial Director of Ports and Terminals, DP World UAE Region, also attended the event and both presented the Breakbulk ......read more

    Schneider Electric Affirms Role in Strengthening Digital Trust by Joining the Cybersecurity Coalition

    Affirms openness and advocacy for securing the digital economy and strengthening cybersecurity policies and laws to benefit customers, partners, and its extended ecosystem  Advances digital trust in our hyper-connected world by prioritizing cybersecurity practices that address digital risk  Improves how customers secure and protect digital infrastructure while complying with international requirements Dubai, UAE, May 02, 2019:   Dedicated to securing and protecting trust in the digital economy, Schneider Electric announced this year its membership in the Cybersecurity Coalition, ......read more

    Nominations open for The Maritime Standard Awards 2019

    Dubai, UAE, May 01, 2019:  Nominations are now open for The Maritime Standard Awards 2019, which will take place at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai on Monday, October 21st. As always, the event will reward and recognise high achievers within the shipping and maritime sectors in a glittering, high quality ceremony attended by key decision makers from across the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent.  This is the sixth time that the Awards have been staged by The Maritime Standard to celebrate success, quality and innovation within the region’s maritime industry. It is expected ......read more

    Empower completes periodic maintenance of cooling plants to welcome summer

    Dubai, UAE, 1st May 2019:   Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, announced its readiness for summer, with the latest global technologies; to meet the growing demand for district cooling services in Dubai during the summer. The company usually launches summer campaigns to raise awareness among customers, and help them reduce consumption during summer. Empower confirmed the completion of the periodic maintenance of its 75 cooling plants across Dubai, ensure the provision of high quality district cooling ......read more

    L4 Collection Launch

    Dubai, UAE, April 30, 2019:  This April launch is about making room for better habits. It’s about making time to live a more conscious and caring life regarding sustainability. The materials are natural and the colours span from neutral, earthy tones to different shades of blue.  We’re welcoming furniture made in rattan, lamps and plant pots in bamboo and rugs made of wool. These materials give a natural feeling and are easily mixed with other styles in a home. Textiles are big this launch, from quilt covers to cushion covers, as well as textile collections for a ......read more

    Ramadan Kitchen Wishlist by Solis

    Dubai, UAE, April 30, 2019:  We are all MasterChef’s, at least in the walls of our house – from prepping our early morning Suhoor meals to elaborate Iftar menus, our kitchen is usually the busiest during this month. With Ramadan right around the corner, feast preps are going to be made easier with newly launched Solis kitchen appliances. Solis products are now available at all Better Life showrooms in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, as well as e-commerce platforms including Sharaf DG, Emax, Carrefour, Souq.com, Noon.com and Sprii.com.  ...read more

    DHL Express in partnership with Manchester United Soccer Schools launches training program

    Kids in the UAE enjoyed a day of coaching from Manchester United Soccer Schools, along with football icons Denis Irwin and Dwight Yorke Dubai, 30 April 2019:   DHL Express, the world’s leading logistics provider, joined forces with Manchester United Soccer Schools (MUSS) to conduct a full day of training in the UAE. The program is part of DHL’s global MUSS Program to encourage children to learn and play football through the Manchester United story, youth culture and philosophy. Around thirty kids between 8 to 15 years of age were able to train with two Manchester ......read more

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