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    Philippines consulate general visits Danube Home

    Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019:  Paul Raymund P. Cortes, Consulate General of Philippines, Dubai visited regions fastest growing retailer Danube Home at Al Barsha showroom and met with Philippine community to give them a motivational speech and also opened door to discuss problems of the community face to face. Paul Raymund P. Cortes, Consulate General of Philippines, Dubai said: “For the consular services, despite financial and budgetary constraints, we will notch it up a bit and hope to make the consulate premises and procedures more convenient and comfortable for our people. I hope that when people come to the consulate for any service, they would leave feeling satisfied.” Adel Sajan, Director Danube Group said: “This is a small step which we persuade for the betterment of our people. We as brand believe to ......read more

    Top Tips on choosing the perfect Coffee Table

    Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019:  The coffee table occupies a unique place in the heart of a living area where ideas and conversations are brewed over, so choosing the perfect design can certainly have an impact on one’s home. With endless options available in the region, Carol Sukkar from Home and Soul Dubai shares her top tips on how to select your dream coffee table without the extra stress that can come with the process: Decide the material: Marble is quite trendy this season being both stylish and sophisticated. Marble can integrate beautifully into the decor and complements any colour palette beautifully Choose a shape that fits: Round, oval, square or rectangular? The shape should fit your room structure and style without overpowering it Ensure the coffee table complements the furniture: A marble coffee table will ......read more

    IKEA survey reveals that although the bedroom is the most essential room in households in Qatar, it is the most unorganised

    A survey responded by over 2,500 residents in Qatar sheds light on how habits in the bedroom and organisation can have an effect on overall wellbeing Dubai, March 21, 2019:   This month IKEA conducted a survey to understand people’s habits, organisation concerns and associations to their bedrooms. The independent online survey gathered findings from 2500 respondents spread across Qatar. Insights from the survey revealed that the bedroom ranks as the most essential room in the home, where the most time is spent, yet it is the room that respondents rarely invest in and find the most difficult to organise. IKEA wants to understand how this affects day-to-day life and how it can support people’s’ functional needs for a better way to use their bedrooms.  Although 52% deem the bedroom as one of the most ......read more

    Schneider Electric Partners with Vericlave to Strengthen Customers' Cyber Posture

    Fortifies end-to-end cyber portfolio to protect industrial installations Advanced technology shrinks attack surface by more than 90 percent Cuts cybersecurity deployment and ownership costs by 50 percent or more   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – March 21, 2019 –   Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has entered into a global partnership with Vericlave, a leading cybersecurity technology provider. Under the terms of the agreement, Schneider Electric will provide Vericlave’s advanced encryption technology to further secure and protect its customers’ critical IT and OT systems from the risk of cyberattack.    “Digital transformation and the growth of IoT are giving rise to new threats that can have a ......read more

    IKEA X TOM DIXON X YOU

    Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2019:  About a year ago the first part of DELAKTIG was launched: a platform for living for you to customise and adapt to all the twists and turns of your life. Now it’s time for part two. Together, IKEA and industrial design icon, Tom Dixon, have designed the one piece of furniture you might ever really need in life...  “We called it an open platform for living, and Tom kept referring to it as a bed, so of course we couldn’t stop after the first DELAKTIG launch. The bed is a key piece of furniture in any home – I mean, everyone needs a good night’s sleep. So we decided to go for a second launch:  a bed frame that is designed to be personalised.”  So, the team simply couldn’t stop after the first launch of DELAKTIG. What would take the open, ......read more

    ENOC Group to offer over 200 job opportunities at Careers UAE 2019

    Dubai, UAE; March 19, 2019: As part of its commitment towards human capital development, ENOC Group will offer over 200 job opportunities across upstream, downstream and corporate divisions within the Group to UAE nationals. These rewarding career opportunities will be showcased by the Group at the UAE Career Fair, to be held from March 19 to 21 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. ENOC is recruiting young talented Emirati nationals in the energy sector in specialisations including chemical, mechanical and electrical engineering, sales, marketing and business development and the legal field, to support the Group’s growth strategy.  His Excellency Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO, ENOC, said: “We thrive to provide our employees with opportunities to contribute to the growth of the UAE and aim to fulfil their ......read more

    Schneider Electric accelerates the transition to low carbon economy at the One Planet Summit 2019

    • Schneider Electric executives collaborate with other sustainability leaders on how to deliver tangible actions on the most pressing global sustainability challenges   • Company demonstrated how low carbon economy can be a reality now including business and the most vulnerable population alike    Dubai, March 18, 2019 – Almost 4 years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, President of France Emmanuel Macron organized on March 14th in Nairobi (Kenya) the first regional edition of the One Planet Summit, co-chaired with Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, the President of the Republic of Kenya. This High-Level session gathered Heads of State and Ministers heading national delegation to UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) as well as representatives of the finance and the business sectors, local governments, ......read more

    Packaging Manufacturer TNA Opens Its New Regional Office at DAFZA Industrial Park

    March 18, 2019; Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  TNA – a leading global supplier of integrated food processing and packaging solutions – successfully held the opening ceremony for its Middle East operations at DAFZA Industrial Park. The official opening ceremony was held at the new headquarters, in the presence of Nasser Al Madani Assistant Director General, Dubai Airport Freezone Authority, Mukul Shukla General Manager MENA & India, TNA and Nadia Taylor, director and co-founder, TNA, along with DAFZA and TNA senior executives and senior dignitaries. The new facility will allow TNA MENA to offer a range of after-market services to customers in the region, including enhanced technical support, a new training and demo centre, and easier access to spare parts.  Nasser Al Madani Assistant Director General, Dubai ......read more

    Empower saves electricity worth AED 3 billion in 2018

    Cumulative saving of 1,160 Mega Watt electricity Dubai, UAE, 17 March 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has achieved total electricity savings of 1160 MW, worth AED 3 billion, in 2018 “As per its vision, Empower adopts an integrated strategy that contributes in raising customers awareness about conservation of energy. We thrive to reduce energy consumption and protect the environment and the natural resources, through our energy efficient district cooling services. This, in turn, supports the sustainable development and the green economy in the UAE and helps to achieve Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 which aims to transform Dubai into a global hub for green economy, through providing 7% of energy from clean resources by 2020, 25% by ......read more

    Al Mouj Marina recognizes top SMEs

    The initiative focuses on providing support to business   Dubai, UAE, 16 March, 2019:   Al Mouj Marina recently recognised the achievements of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMES) which operate within it, in an initiative launched by the CEO of Al Mouj Muscat.   The initiative focuses on providing SMEs with support to enhance their businesses, particularly their customer service standards, through various improvements. These include office and workspace refurbishments as well as marketing exposure on various platforms. As part of the initiative, Al Mouj Marina recognised its top performing SMEs, scored on customer experience and HSE compliance criteria. The top performing SMEs, Daymaniat Shells, Al Muhajer and Oman Sea Tours, were awarded further benefits in the form of marketing exposure and financial ......read more

    First edition of Abu Dhabi Engine Week coming soon to the capital

    Marks an exciting and entertaining new addition to the emirate's events calendar  Abu Dhabi, 14 March 2019 -   Abu Dhabi is set to host the inaugural Abu Dhabi Engine Week, aimed at car and adventure enthusiasts from across the UAE and wider Gulf region. From 28 March – 6 April, Engine Week will present a packed 10-day schedule of exciting activities in locations throughout the emirate. The event is expected to attract thousands of participants to its various programmes, which include five main events: Custom Show Emirates and Abu Dhabi International Motor Show at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center; Club Social at Yas Beach; Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge in Yas Island and Western Region; and the WRX Championship at Yas Marina Circuit. In addition, there will be numerous concerts, citywide promotions and more ......read more

    Global Robotic Vacuum Cleaner market expected to cross USD 3 million by 2021

    Robot vacuums are growing in popularity – combining convenience with performance Dubai, UAE: 14 March 2019:   Reducing the tedious and time-consuming task of cleaning is empowering. Today, cordless and lightweight robot vacuums take cleaning to a whole new level with their versatility and efficiency. It’s no surprise that consumers are beginning to prefer smart technology such as these robotic appliances over traditional canister and stick vacuum cleaners, with robots accounting for 20 per cent of the market worldwide. While earlier robotic vacuum cleaners were limited in suction power, edge-cleaning capabilities and obstacle navigation, the latest models function as more than a simple cleaning and connected device. Robot vacuums today offer smart home connectivity, voice control, scheduled cleaning, ......read more

    Go on, catch the summer moments

    Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2019:  Many of us have been there: dreaming of long vacations far, far away from the routines of every day. We’re right there with you. Although, mounds of time off on lavish adventures is not always possible to achieve. Nonetheless, there’s a common need to let go and reset once summer comes around.  So, this summer is all about catching those understated moments; the small opportunities that make celebrating summer easy. Like having ice cream for lunch, enjoying a spontaneous picnic, or going for an after work swim.  Meet the collection that puts you in “vacay mode” just by looking at it. With its playful aesthetic and graphic, colourful prints it embodies an iconic IKEA expression. From brightly designed beach towels, to cool looking coolers – there’s ......read more

    ENEC Signs Memorandum of Understanding with ENUSA

    Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and ENUSA to collaborate and exchange of information and expertise in nuclear fuel services MoU signing ceremony held at ENEC headquarters in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, UAE – 13 March 2019:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Enusa Industrias Avanzadas, S.A., S.M.E. (ENUSA), defining a framework for collaboration and the exchange of information and expertise in the field of nuclear fuel services.   Founded in 1972 with a focus on uranium mining, ENUSA has evolved into an advanced nuclear fuel and environmental services provider. Today, ENUSA is responsible for the design, manufacture and supply of fuel to Spanish nuclear energy plants, as well as to plants around the world, in addition to providing a wide range of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone reduces business setup fees by more than 65%

    ADAFZ waives new company license fees and is granted exemption from Tawtheeq registration and VAT in designated zones for its customers 13th March 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ) has reduced business setup costs by more than 65%, with the aim of improving customer satisfaction, enhancing its regional competitiveness and attracting new sources of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The business setup cost reduction also supports the government of Abu Dhabi’s latest initiatives aimed at strengthening the competitive business environment of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. In addition to waiving all license fees for new companies, ADAFZ has received a Tawtheeq registration exemption as well as an exclusion of VAT in designated zones across its properties for its customers. It is equally enhancing its ......read more

    Industrial Sector's Business Group discusses Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry's strategy to support industrial sector

    Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2019:  The   Industrial Sector’s Business Group, operating under the umbrella of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), has discussed the SCCI strategy to enhance the industrial sector’s contribution to Sharjah economic growth, activate forward-looking plans and improve the industrial sector’s competitiveness in the business community. Chaired by Lalu Samuel, chairman of the industrial sector’s Business Group, the meeting was attended by Abdelaziz Mohamed Shattaf, Assistant Director General for Members Services Sector at SCCI, Director of Sharjah Exports Development Center (SEDC) and Amjad Awad al Karim, Head of the Working Groups at SCCI, as well as other group members. The meeting discussed a variety of coordination and follow-up mechanisms related to the ......read more

    IATA Launches CEIV Fresh

    Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2019:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new industry certification—the Center for Excellence for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh)—to improve the handling and the transport by air of perishable products.  “Perishable goods is a growing market for air cargo. Ensuring that these delicate and short shelf-life products reach the customer unspoiled with minimal waste and loss is essential. Shippers will have assurance that CEIV Fresh certified companies are operating to the highest quality and standards in the transport of perishable products,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO. The specific time and temperature requirements for food and plant products makes the handling and transporting of perishable ......read more

    Air Cargo Priorities: Trade, Global Standards and Modernization

    Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2019:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and the air cargo industry to focus on three priorities to accommodate the expanding demand for air cargo and ensure the economic and social benefits of aviation can be maximized.    The three priorities are; Accelerating the speed of process modernization, Implementing and enforcing global standards, and Keeping borders open to trade. The call came during the opening address by Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO, at the 13th World Cargo Symposium.    The operating environment for air cargo is increasingly challenging.  Demand for air cargo grew by 3.5% in 2018, a significant deceleration from 2017 which saw extraordinary growth of 9.7%.  Weakening ......read more

    Hormann introduces energy saving LPU 67 thermo garage doors for homes

    Dubai, UAE; March 11, 2019:   Hormann, the market leader in residential, commercial and industrial doors, has launched their double skinned LPU 67 sectional garage doors that open vertically upwards and can be suspended under ceiling to save space.  It offers excellent thermal insulation achieved by sections with thermal break with a U-value of 0.33 W/ (m²·K), a very good seal on spaces between sections with double lip seals and an optimum floor connection using double bottom seals, which also compensate for floor unevenness and energy losses. For those seeking ways to isolate air-conditioned areas, the LPU 67 thermo sectional garage doors have been designed to achieve the company’s lowest ever U-value, providing up to 50% more thermal insulation than previous models. It achieves this by using 67mm ......read more

    New in this month at Home and Soul Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2019:  Home and Soul Dubai, the unique lifestyle concept store, introduces its brand-new collection this month and we are already redesigning our living spaces to incorporate the latest pieces within our homes.   With a nod to the mid-century era, each item oozes with both elegance and minimalism ensuring they will give any room an instant update. From the new contemporary console that is perfect to meet the required needs of any space to the statement lighting fixtures that resemble the Mediterranean coasted region with its organic and natural materials, the brand-new collection really has something for everybody.  

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    The UAE's Leading Inspirational Home Brand Re-opens in Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi

    Make yourself a home Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 11, 2019:   The moment has arrived to make yourself at home. The UAE’s leading inspirational homewares brand DWELL launched its new store concept in Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi on Wednesday the 6th March 2019. The new store hosts collections within a refreshed fit-out of weathered white brick and wood panelling with timeless Arabic inspired finishes, to create a feeling of home whilst highlighting curated product destinations. Scripted handwriting will further reiterate a personalised store environment alongside stunning lifestyle layouts guiding the customer to make the best choices for their homes.     Launched in 2003, DWELL’s impressive interior design solutions from an assortment of designer brands to suit a wide variety of tastes. Today, ......read more

    Empower receives Dubai Chamber CSR label for the fifth year consecutively

    Ahmad Bin Shafar: “This recognition proves our commitment towards positive change that supports society and promotes sustainable development” Dubai, UAE, 11 March 2019:   Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has been awarded Dubai Chamber CSR label, for the fifth year consecutively, for its outstanding contributions in promoting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives and environmental practices that have positive impacts in society and on the environment. “We are happy to receive the Dubai Chamber CSR Label, as it proves our commitment towards positive change, supports society and promotes sustainable development. I appreciate Dubai Chamber’s tremendous efforts in promoting CSR approach, especially towards ......read more

    Dubai Customs deals with 15,000 dhows in Dubai Creek in 2018

    Dubai – 09 March 2019: Dubai Customs always provides support to the maritime sector towards a more diversified economy in line with the Dubai Plan 2021. This helps in facilitating trade in different ports including Dubai Creek, which may not be the city’s most important trading port anymore but it will always be a very important route of trade for dhows at the heart of Dubai. During his visit to the Coastal Customs Centers Management, Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih highlighted the very important role Dubai Creek plays in the city’s diversified trade and is still shaping the very soul of Dubai, now running freely through the veins of the city, keeping alive its vibrant heartbeat, linking the sea back to the sea. For centuries, Dubai Creek was the link between Dubai and the outside ......read more

    Region's Young Engineers Shine Light on Intelligent Energy Solutions at "Future Generation" Competition

    Electro-magnetic charging stations for Electric Vehicles, Magnetic RAM for data storage and Efficient Smart House to reduce power consumption among leading entries Dubai, UAE, Thursday March 9, 2019:  Some of the region’s brightest young engineers have showcased a wave of intelligent, next-generation solutions designed to solve today’s greatest power challenges during the sixth Future Generation competition, a knowledge development component of this week’s Middle East Electricity at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).  Held under the theme Smart Energy Solutions: Improve Energy Efficiency, the competition sees teams of Undergraduate and Postgraduate students from 10 of the region’s leading universities judged in three key criteria: ideas or solutions to combat excessive use of power, cost-effective ......read more

    Turkish Cargo brings circus lions back to their natural habitat

    Offering service to 124 countries as the fastest-growing air cargo brand around the world, Turkish Cargo brought home three lioness sisters Luca, Charlie and Kai along with baby lion Nathan to South Africa, their natural habitat. They were airlifted from Kiev via Istanbul, with utmost regard for animal rights as the driving force.  United Arab Emirates, 7 March 2019 The baby lion Nathan and the three lioness sisters Luca, Charlie and Kai had been used as circus animals. They lived in concrete and steel cages of 35 square meters in Ukraine under harsh conditions without direct sunlight and clean air, far away from their natural habitat.  The lions were saved by the Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization (LAEO), an organization that acts with the mission of defending animal rights. They were then transported to their ......read more

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    Masdar Signs Region's First Green Revolving Credit Facility to Drive Sustainability Goals

    Abu Dhabi, October 11, 2018 -   Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has signed a green revolving credit facility (RCF) with four local and international banks to provide funding for new and ongoing investments in its global clean technology and sustainable real estate projects. The facility, which is the first green RCF in the Middle East, has been arranged with the UAE’s First Abu Dhabi Bank, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, Japanese multinational banking and financial services company Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and pan-European global ......read more

    Masdar announces WiSER Pioneers Programme at Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; October 11, 2018:  Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) has launched the Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) Pioneers Programme, a year-round agenda aimed at nurturing young women aged 20-30 into the next generation of sustainability leaders through proactive engagement with policy makers, industry leaders, technical experts, entrepreneurs and community figures. The announcement was made at the second edition of the Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh ......read more

    ENEC Hosts Supplier Forum to Support Growth and Development of Local Supply Chain

    Representatives of UAE-based suppliers were updated on the status of the Barakah Project and upcoming opportunities and requirements     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 10 October 2018: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), in collaboration with its subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), hosted a Supplier Forum today in Abu Dhabi. The forum brought together delegates representing a diverse range of UAE-based companies as well as employees from ENEC and Nawah.   The forum is an integral component of ENEC’s ongoing efforts to support the development and ......read more

    John Lewis Brings Fall to Your Home This Season with ‘Collectors House' Accessories, Available Exclusively at Robinsons

    Add a touch of modern luxury to your home with stylish and elegant home accessories from John Lewis, seen only at Robinsons Department store Dubai, UAE, October 09, 2018:    This Autumn, give your home a picture-perfect seasonal update with John Lewis’s new Collectors House range, available exclusively at Robinsons in Dubai Festival City Mall.     John Lewis, Collectors House, Available at Robinsons The Collectors House edition features a stunning selection of products for the home that celebrate modern luxury and add a touch of elegance to your ......read more

    ADNOC and BHGE Form a Strategic Partnership to Improve Drilling Efficiencies and Grow ADNOC Drilling into a Fully-Integrated Drilling and Well Construction Business

    Strategic partnership will expand ADNOC Drilling’s capabilities into the integrated drilling and well construction segment and expand BHGE’s presence in the UAE BHGE will acquire a five percent stake in ADNOC Drilling, valuing the business at $11 billion, and the partnership will enable ADNOC Drilling to gain greater market access and new business opportunities ADNOC Drilling will obtain exclusive access to BHGE capabilities, market leading technology and equipment portfolio in the UAE to strengthen its service offering, technical expertise, improve drilling efficiencies ......read more

    Global Report Reveals That the “Feeling of Home” Is Moving Beyond Four Walls

    35% of people living in cities say they feel more at home away from home 64% of all people would rather live in a small home in a great location than a big home in a less ideal location 60% of all people are ready to create a life at home that’s different from the one they were brought up in Dubai, UAE, October 08, 2018:   The traditional idea of where we get the feeling of home has been disrupted, according to a global research project by IKEA Group. The fifth edition of the Life at Home Report – an annual study into domestic living trends ......read more

    AXOR is the official partner for bathroom fixtures of the Design Hotels™ brand

    AXOR x Design Hotels™ Bring Together 25 Years of Design Excellence and Architectural Competence Dubai, UAE, 8 October 2018:   As of October, AXOR, the design brand of the Hansgrohe Group, will be the official partner of Design Hotels™. This partnership enables member properties of the Design Hotels™ community to take advantage of recommendations for bathroom interior design provided by their marketing platform. With this step, the two companies will merge their 25-year histories of pioneering and marketing unique design objects, and promoting ......read more

    Make your home stand out this winter

    Dubai, October 07, 2018:    Winter brings with it lower temperatures, a need for hot chocolate and a mood to snuggle in. As the temperatures continue to dip in the UAE, house parties are being shifted outdoors but homes will always remain the place to unwind, light some candles and relax.  As we wreak havoc to our wardrobes to find warmer clothes, a home makeover seems inevitable to go with the upcoming cooler months.  Incorporating suitable weather oriented colours into homes transforms a living space, makes it trendy and creates a lasting impression on those that ......read more

    Mimecast Extends Cyber Resilience Vision with New Web Security Service

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 3, 2018 – Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the general availability its new web security service. The cloud-based service is designed to guard against malicious activity initiated by user action or malware while blocking access to websites deemed unsafe or inappropriate based on each organization’s policies. Mimecast Web Security is engineered to be managed with the same administration console that customers use to manage Mimecast’s existing email services. This offers an ......read more

    ENEC Continues to Inspire New Generations of Future Energy Pioneers

    ENEC engages with students at Al Sila School as part of Schools Outreach Program Students learn about peaceful nuclear energy and its importance to the future growth and development of the UAE Abu Dhabi, UAE – 3 October 2018:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) organized a visit to Al Sila School, located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi Emirate. During the visit, students took part in a variety of activities and learned about the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program and its importance to the future growth and development of the ......read more

    Rehome an abandoned or neglected cat at Kittysnip's adoption days in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, October 02, 2018:  Kittysnip, a Dubai-based animal welfare group, is hosting pet adoption days to rehome abandoned or neglected cats and kittens that are in desperate need of a new family.  Come and meet a number of spayed, neutered and fully vaccinated cats at the adoption days, taking place this weekend and over the course of October, at several locations across Dubai.  11am to 5pm on Fridays, 5th,12th and 26th October at The Pet Shop, Al Quoz, every Friday 11.00am to 5pm at Dubai Garden Centre (Sheikh Zayed Road Exit 40), Al Quoz, and 10:30am-4:30pm on ......read more

    Freight Volumes Continue to Trend Upward in August, Up 2.3%

    Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.3% in August 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This pace of growth was unchanged from the previous month but was less than half the five-year average growth rate of 5.1%.    Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), grew by 4.5% year-on-year in August 2018. This was the sixth month in a row that capacity growth ......read more

    Ideal Standard's ‘Ceraline' Range of Mixers is a True Trendsetter

    These cylindrical beauties champion innovation, functionality and sturdiness in every bathroom    Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:  Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions operating across Europe, Middle East and Africa, has launched a new hip range of bathroom mixers; Its name: Ceraline.  Following a cylindrical design pattern, a prominent present-day trend in the UK, EU and Middle East, Ceraline range is in keeping with the high standard of all Ideal Standard’s products. Its cylindrical shape provides a soft and stylish ......read more

    Barring Oil Or Geopolitical Risks, Gulf Banks' Financial Profile Should Stabilize in 2019

    GCC banks' financial profiles should remain stable in 2019, absent any unexpected geopolitical or oil-price shock. Bank lending growth should stabilize at around the 5% mark over the next 12 months, as higher oil prices and stronger public investments raise economic growth in the region overall. We expect profitability to stabilize--with return on assets at about 1.5%-1.7% and net interest margins at 3% on average in 2018--benefitting from the higher interest rates and significant non-interest-bearing deposits on banks' balance sheets. International operations could pose a ......read more

    Update your Living Room with New Modern Seating from Home and Soul

    Where comfort meets contemporary Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:  From the smallest of apartments to the grandest of villas, there is one item of furniture that can be found in all of them – a sofa. As the living area is an essential spot in a home, it’s important to ensure you purchase a sofa or chair that suits your desires and design needs. Home and Soul Dubai, the ulti-mate lifestyle destination for transforming your home, has released their new collection of stylish and modern seating, each product promising to be the perfect new addition for any home. The new ......read more

    MINI Living at China House Vision

    Fourth interpretation of the MINI Living Urban Cabin concept presented at the architecture exhibition China House Vision draws on traditional Beijing forms of housing as well as developing innovative ideas for maximum quality of living within a minimum space. Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:  MINI presents the latest MINI LIVING Urban Cabin at the interdisciplinary architecture exhibition China House Vision in Beijing from 21 September to 4 November 2018. The micro-apartment concept was developed in cooperation with local architect Dayong Sun. The Urban Cabin in Beijing is now the ......read more

    ZAJEL and SIRA Signs Cooperation Agreement for Outsourcing Delivery Services

    Dubai – UAE – September 29, 2018:   The Security Industry Regulatory Agency in Dubai (SIRA) has concluded a logistic services agreement with ZAJEL, UAE’s fastest growing courier company. The agreement was signed by Mr Ahmed Muhammed Al Sayegh, Director of Resources and Corporate Support Department of SIRA, and Ms Khawla Kabanji, Chief Executive Officer of ZAJEL. The agreement aims to enhance pick-up and delivery services of documents for SIRA clients in accordance with the best international practices on the level of reliability and speed ZAJEL provides to ......read more

    2XL makes a bold statement with Lego sofa set

    UAE, Dubai; 27 September 2018:   2XL Furniture and Home Décor, the leading furniture, and home accessories brand in the UAE, has launched the mesmerizing beige Lego living room furniture for modern homes. Lego sofa set is simple, elegant and features a slim edge and golden tinge legs. Made with pine wood and soft foam, Lego makes for a comfortable seating experience. The beige color is a beautiful basic color that goes well with any wall color or accessory. The thin golden finished legs of this sofa give a luxurious look to the room. Dark flooring will help to highlight the ......read more

    Dyson Reveals the Future of Clean Homes.

    Dyson revealed the Dyson Cyclone V10 TM cord-free vacuum, which will set the path for vacuum cleaner technology for the next decade. “It’s why we’ve stopped developing corded vacuums”.  The new Dyson digital motor V10 is the fastest and most advanced Dyson digital motor, spinning at up to 125,000 rpm and giving the new vacuum the most powerful suction of any cylinder vacuum. Dyson also unveiled the new Dyson Pure Cool™ purifying fans which clean every corner of the room. The machines reveal the indoor pollution you can’t see – new LCD ......read more

    Danube Home Launches Its Impressive Garden Collection and First Ever Loyalty Card

    26th September, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Danube Home, the UAE's leading home improvement brand announced its exclusive Garden Collection 2019 and launched its much awaited Ahlan – Loyalty program on 25th of September 2018 at Emirates Hills – Sajan’s Villa. Present on the occasion were Adel Sajan - Director Danube Group, Shubhojit Mahalanobis - General Manager Danube Home, Sayed Habib - General Manager buying along with other senior management of the company. As part of the garden launch, a new 2018/19 catalogue was introduced featuring more than 1500 items, serving ......read more

    Inaugural edition of Abu Dhabi International Boat Show 2018 to showcase new generation of leisure marine products

    Abu Dhabi, 24 September 2018/ADNEC/ Leading local and international leisure marine companies are gearing up to showcase their latest products and technologies set to impress leisure marine enthusiasts from around the world at the inaugural Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) 2018.  To be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, ADIBS will take place from 17th to 20th October at the Abu Dhabi National ......read more

    DHL Express announces its 2019 price adjustments in the U.A.E

    An average rate increase of 4.9%, effective January 1, 2019 Dubai, UAE September 24th, 2018:   DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, announced today its annual price increase of 4.9% for shipments, effective January 1, 2019.    “DHL Express has been significantly investing in our international network to meet highest expectations and to offer an even better service for our customers globally,” said Geoff Walsh, UAE Country Manager, DHL Express. “Our aim is to deliver continuous improvement in quality ......read more

    WCU: Signs of life as dollar weakens and trade tensions ease

    By Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018:  The Bloomberg Commodity Index, which tracks the performance of 22 major commodity futures, rose from the ashes this past week. The 2% gain occurred after some early weakness after the US announcement of additional tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.  The broad-based recovery that followed in global stocks and currencies was driven by a combination of the US tariffs coming in at the lower 10% bracket and China, while responding with its own counter tariffs, announcing plans to ......read more

    IYNC and the UAE Discuss the Way Forward for Global Nuclear Energy at IAEA General Conference

    The International Youth Nuclear Congress and the UAE Permanent Representation to the International Atomic Energy Agency co-hosted a side-event at the 62nd IAEA General Conference in Vienna, Austria Young professionals from the UAE, USA, China, Russia and France share their views on the future of nuclear energy and technology Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  The International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Permanent Representation to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) facilitated a discussion on the role of young people in the future ......read more

    ENEC Highlights Importance of International Cooperation and Capacity Development at the IAEA 62nd General Conference

    ENEC participates in 62nd Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference, UAE side event and International Youth Nuclear Congress event ENEC CEO updated the attendees on the status of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Project   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 19 September 2018: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) participated in the 62nd  Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference, taking place at the IAEA International Center in Vienna, Austria, from 17 to 21 September 2018. The ENEC delegation to the Conference is led by Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, ......read more

    Hormann introduces flexible V4015 high-speed door ideal for tight spaces

    Dubai, UAE; September 19, 2018:   Hormann, a leading provider of doors and gates in the region, has introduced a new door type- V4015 SEL Alu-R, that comes with an innovative tubular drive and high-speed process, making it ideal for tight spaces. It is safe and economical as it is equipped with the standard light grille and SoftEdge profile for a high level of security, to prevent door system damage by stopping the door immediately if a person or vehicle is in the door opening. These features make the door suitable for different sectors including general stores, hotels, homes, food ......read more

    Al-Futtaim ACE launches its stylish new Outdoor collection

    Dubai, September 18, 2018: As residents look to enjoy their outdoor space during the cooler months, home improvement and lifestyle store, Al-Futtaim ACE has the perfect solution to refresh or revitalize their garden or balcony.  The Al-Futtaim company has just launched its exciting Outdoor collection with hundreds of new products that will provide plenty of inspiration for customers to decorate their outdoor living space.  Whether it is alfresco dining, barbeque parties, camping or off-roading, picnics, gardening or celebrating the festive season, the collection includes new ......read more

    Mousses Etoiles to reveal the latest luxury designs of commercial-use outdoor furniture at the LEISURE SHOW DUBAI

    The renowned French outdoor furniture brand for hotels and resorts will display the latest collections and innovative designs from September 16-18, 2018 - DWTC   Dubai, UAE, September 15, 2018:  Mousses Etoiles, a leading French manufacturer of luxurious outdoor furniture, will be exhibiting their latest range at The Leisure Show Dubai, from the 16th to the 18th September in Hall 7 stand number 7E308 DWTC. Mousses Etoiles which has already begun providing UAE’s most prestigious hotels, will be looking forward to meeting and interacting with more hospitality professionals ......read more

    PAN Emirates bedroom festival with discount up to 70%

    Enjoy a wide variety of designs and combinations to suit every budget at one of the biggest bedroom festivals this year! PAN Emirates launches bedroom festival up to 70 per cent discounts PAN Emirates offers pre-arranged sets from cost effective Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 12, 2018:   PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio, and outdoor furniture brand in the region, continues to offer great value to it’s loyal customers with the launch of the bedroom festival.    During the festival, shoppers can enjoy ......read more

    Masdar, ADFD and PUC partner to build solar power plant with battery storage in Seychelles

    5MW Ile de Romainville Solar Park being developed with financing worth AED31 million from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development as well as funds from PUC’s own equity Solar PV project to be integrated with existing 6MW Port Victoria Wind Farm and PUC’s existing power station   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Sept 12, 2018 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, will help the Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) in building a five-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant with battery storage in the Republic of Seychelles The project is being financed by ......read more

    German designed kitchens offer innovation combined with craftsmanship

    Renowned interior designer, Perry Hanssen showcases contemporary kitchen spaces with SieMatic UAE Dubai, UAE, September 12, 2018:  The kitchen is probably the most used room in any home, so why not make it a space you enjoy spending time in. Introducing innovative German designed kitchens from SieMatic UAE, which is retailed at Al Gurg Lifestyle.    SieMatic offers customers a unique luxury experience to create and customise their dream kitchen, to fit any space and environment, be it sophisticated, elegant or classic.    Perry Hanssen is the creative force ......read more

    Harmony and Sustainability Define Ideal Standard's ‘Esedra' Ceramic Bathroom Collection

    Meets every modern bathroom’s desire to balance functionality and aesthetic appeal    Dubai, September 12, 2018:   Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions operating across Europe, Middle East and Africa, has unveiled Esedra – a classic contemporary ceramic range that ticks every box in the requirement list of a modern bathroom space, which will not compromise on practicality or aesthetics.  The new line designed by Studio Levin exudes a fresh, energetic aura, clean lines and soft rounded shapes, all married ......read more

    Why the Modern-Day Oil and Gas Industry Needs Millennials to Survive?

    September 11, 2018 - Dubai UAE: A 2016 report by McKinsey & Company found that 14 percent of millennials said they would not work in the oil and gas industry because of its negative image – the highest percentage of any industry. With millennials set to comprise 75 percent of the workforce by 2025, it is imperative companies within the oil and gas industry do more to attract younger talent.  In recent years, the oil and gas industry has seen the landscape in which it operates undergo significant change, marked by a West-East shift in socio-political and economic power ......read more

    The Second “Maritime Leaders Roundtable” Seeks to Strengthen the UAE Ports' Leadership

    As per the latest industry recommendations to reinforce UAE’s prominent position  The first event of its kind that gathers decision makers in the maritime industry to discuss methods to develop the legal and procedural framework of the UAE ports in addition to improving the efficiency of its infrastructure and technology Dubai – United Arab Emirates – 11th of September 2018: Under the patronage of the Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime “FTA”, Tactics Maritime Media and Marasi News have successfully arranged “The UAE Maritime ......read more

    Yahsat and Hughes to Form Joint Venture to Deliver Satellite Broadband Services

    Hughes and Yahsat to provide commercial Ka-band satellite broadband service across Africa, Middle East and southwest Asia Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2018:  Yahsat, a leading global satellite operator based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company, and Hughes Network Systems (HUGHES), a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), today announced an agreement to enter into a joint venture to provide commercial Ka-band satellite broadband services across Africa, the Middle East and southwest Asia. This new venture combines Hughes deep ......read more

    SNC-Lavalin awarded West Qurna phase 2 oil field contract in Iraq

    Dubai, UAE, September 09, 2018:  SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a framework agreement for project support services with LUKOIL Mid-East for the West Qurna phase 2 oil field in Iraq. “We continue to build on our long-term relationship with LUKOIL and to help them realize their projects successfully. Once again, we look forward to demonstrating our expertise in the delivery of professional services and our enviable reputation that has been earned in the region for over 50 years,” said Christian Brown, President, Oil & Gas, ......read more

    Restrictions on Employment of Foreign Nationals in Retail Sector Forthcoming

    Effective 11 September 2018, employment across four sub-sectors within the retail sector in Saudi Arabia will be restricted to Saudi nationals only. Foreign nationals will be prohibited from working in forty-three different professions.   September 09, 2018:  Thirteen professions across three additional sub-sectors will be subject to restrictions effective from 9 November 2018, and forty-four designations within five other sub-sectors will be affected from 7 January 2019 onwards.    Affected sub-sectors     Professions restricted to Saudi ......read more

    Hormann Introduces Door V2012 for supermarkets

    Dubai, UAE; September 06, 2018:   Hormann, a leading provider of doors and gates in the region, has introduced V2012 - a specialized door for supermarkets. This fully equipped door is a safe internal door for commercial enterprises with high customer frequency. The door comes with an operator and shaft cover manufactured with standard light grille (monitoring height 350 mm) and automatic emergency opening via a counter weight. These features make the flexible plastic curtain door a safe choice for indoor areas with high customer footfall. It is also possible to print the curtain ......read more

    Gazprom Neft, Mubadala Petroleum and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announce the completion of a transaction to jointly develop oil fields in Western Siberia

    Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:  Gazprom Neft, Mubadala Petroleum and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF, the sovereign wealth fund of the Russian Federation) have announced the completion of a transaction establishing a joint venture to develop oil fields in the Tomsk and Omsk regions of Western Siberia.  Further to an agreement announced on 24 May 2018, Gazprom Neft has now completed its sale of a 49-percent interest in Gazpromneft-Vostok LLC, operator of 13 fields, to Mubadala Petroleum and RDIF. Following the completion of this transaction Gazprom Neft now holds a ......read more

    Eros Group offers more Midea with every Midea this September!

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 5th September, 2018:   Eros Group, distributor of world-renowned brands like Samsung, Hitachi, Linksys, TCL, Midea, Sonos and many more unveiled exciting promotional offers for Midea products. This offer will run from the 6th of September till the 6th October 2018 only at Midea Showroom, Eros Digital Home, Level 2, Burjuman. Patrons will be able to avail a free Midea product with every purchase of a Midea product. Spend (excluding VAT) AED 200 to AED 499 and get a Midea Handheld Vacuum Cleaner worth AED 99, AED 500 to AED 999 and get a Midea ......read more

    Ajman University students receive training from Caparol Paints experts

    Dubai, September 05, 2018:  Caparol Paints, a global provider of German paint and coating solutions, provided professional training to a group of 15 Architects and Interiors stream students of Ajman University in infrastructure painting system as part of the Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME) competition.  The team of 15 students under the name “Team Aqua Green” received training lessons from experts at Caparol in innovative painting systems using Caparol’s latest range of products. They were also taught the practical lessons on how to paint their houses by ......read more

    Čibuk 1 wind farm in Serbia reaches key construction milestone

    Dubai, UAE, September 04, 2018:  A collaboration between Masdar, Taaleri Energia and the German development finance institution DEG to develop the largest utility-scale commercial wind project in Serbia has successfully reached a number of key milestones, and is on schedule to start production early next year. Čibuk 1 in Dolovo, situated 50km outside the capital Belgrade, has completed the construction of 33 overhead pylons allowing for the energisation of the wind farm’s substation, its connection to existing transmission lines 11km away, and the handover of the ......read more

    Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum Returns to Abu Dhabi in 2019

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 04, 2018:  The third annual Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum will be held in Abu Dhabi on January 12-13, 2019, again kicking off Abu Dhabi’s Sustainability Week. The two-day premier event gathers international and regional political, industry, and thought leaders to set the global energy agenda for the year and examine the longer-term geopolitical and geo-economic implications of the changing energy system. The conference agenda this year will focus on the future of oil, the digitization of energy, diversification in energy companies and countries, ......read more

    JYSK Opens Second Dubai Store

    City Centre Mirdif opens with VIP event and weekend sales Dubai, UAE, 3 September 2018:   Danish retail chain, JYSK, pronounced ‘yusk’, has today announced the opening of its second store located in City Centre Mirdif with a grand VIP launch and family fun activities over the weekend.  Following the hugely successful opening of its debut location in Umm Suqeim earlier this year, the Scandinavian homeware pioneers are now offering consumers even more choice in their new outlet.   During the opening weekend (30th August – 1st September) ......read more

    2XL launches Hemlock corner sofa set

    2XL also offers customers the chance to win 100 Swiss gold bars during the month of September Dubai, UAE; 03 September, 2018:  2XL Furniture and Home Décor, the leading luxury furniture and home accessories brand in the UAE, has launched their Hemlock corner sofa set in dark grey for modern living rooms.  Hemlock corner sofa is both stylish and flexible. The polyester fabric and foam of the sofa makes for a comfortable seating experience. You can add the Hemlock ottoman to add more seating options. To create a more vibrant atmosphere, colorful cushions would be a great choice. ......read more

    FANR and Khalifa University Sign Collaborative Research Agreement

    2 September 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) and Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU), have signed a collaborative research agreement focused on advancing nuclear safety research and educating the UAE’s next generation of peaceful nuclear energy professionals. The agreement was signed during a ceremony held at FANR’s headquarters by Christer Viktorsson, Director General of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, and Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice President of Khalifa ......read more

    Emerson opens Flow Calibration Service Center for Middle East and Africa

    August 29th, 2018 – Emerson has recently opened its Middle East and Africa Flow Service Center at its Dubai campus. The facility will operate as a service center for customers in the Middle East and Africa. “The establishment of the Flow Service Center on Emerson’s Dubai campus reflects our ongoing commitment to the Middle East and Africa region, providing accessible local and certified services,” said Jeff Householder, president – Middle East & Africa, Emerson Automation Solutions. The National Metrology Institute of the Netherlands has provided ......read more

    Quote of Dr. Layla Mohamed Al Marzouqi

    “As the nation prepares to celebrate the 4th Emirati Women's Day under the theme ‘Women on the Course of Zayed’ to honor the achievements of Emirati women and their contributions to the UAE’s development and prosperity through local, regional, international and leadership positions, the outstanding progress made by women across all professional and technical sectors is sure to inspire future generations to pursue excellence with confidence and pride. Thanks to the unceasing support and guidance of the wise leadership, Emirati women continues to soar to new heights ......read more

    Caparol signs strategic agreements in Iraq to increase market reach

    Dubai, August 19, 2018:   Caparol Paints, the German leader in the global paints industry, recently signed strategic partnership agreements with a number of contractors from Iraq to increase its market reach in the country.  Caparol hosted contractors from various parts of Iraq to provide them with firsthand experience of Caparol’s paints and techniques.  This is part of Caparol’s growing interest in the region and increasing its reach across the Middle East. The contractors were given insights on various Caparol paint techniques, the strength of the brand ......read more

    Feel Alive Again With the New IKEA 2019 Catalogue

    Newly launched 2019 catalogue makes its way to the UAE celebrating the different ways we live at home  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 August 2018:  IKEA, the region’s favourite Swedish home-furnishing retailer, has launched the 2019 catalogue in its 75th year, at an exclusive event at Marsa Plaza - Dubai Festival City, Residential Apartments by celebrating the many different needs that people have in their lives at home and inviting them to feel alive again. As one of the most widely distributed prints in the world, produced in 35 accessible languages, the catalogue ......read more

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