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    Record Number of Innovations at the ISH: GROHE is Shaping the Future of Water

     On 11 March, the 2019 ISH will open in Frankfurt am Main, Germany: More than 2,400 international exhibitors will present their bathroom and kitchen novelties and other innovations.  For the first time ever, GROHE will position itself as a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions, kitchen systems and intelligent water management.  As part of a new concept for their trade fair booth, GROHE will clearly put the consumer at the centre of attention, using three themed environments to present their different solution and design concepts.    21 February 2019:  GROHE, a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, will be showcasing a record number of innovations at the ISH, the world's leading trade fair for the responsible use of water and energy ......read more

    Rare Expressions of Elevated Living: ANCA

    “Rare Expressions of Elevated Living” Dubai, UAE - February 20, 2019 - Globally recognized, ANCA is an FFE Manufacturing Company established in 1985 that has continued to expand its presence through its bespoke offering in retail and residential. Designing and delivering the highest quality furniture, fixtures and equipment, while combining the most innovative manufacturing technologies with ancient handicraft techniques, ANCA creates products which embody rare expressions of style, far removed from mass production and imitations.  ANCA launches two collections a year, classic and luxurious in nature, alongside bespoke furniture manufacturing services for large projects, providing full customization services. Each creation flaunts the finest craftsmanship traditions via an unparalleled combination of detailing, ......read more

    Lukoil Marine Lubricants ME awarded 3-year tender by OSC

    As per the deal, Lukoil will supply Oman Shipping Company’s fleet of 39 vessels Dubai, United Arabi Emirates – 20th  of February 2019:  Lukoil Marine Lubricants Middle East, the subsidiary of Russia’s Lukoil Oil Company and located in the UAE, has inked a guaranteed three-year contract with Oman Shipping Company (OSC). The recent signing took place at the Amwaj Rotana in Jumeirah Beach Residence and the parties involved in the signing of the agreement was June Manoharan, Director, Lukoil Marine Lubricants and Ibrahim Bakhit Al Nadhairi, Technical Director, Oman Shipping Company. The deal provides OSC the option of extending the partnership an additional two years to ultimately bring the agreement to a total of five years, granted the company finds Lukoil’s supply services satisfactory. As per the ......read more

    Western Furniture shares the best 2019 interior design tips to give it a go

    Elevate your entire home aesthetics with a roster of enviable interior design trends   Dubai, UAE (February 19, 2019): Upscale furniture retailer, Western Furniture has shared the latest trends and tips for home decoration to tackle 2019 in style. The retailer of home decor products from various Italian brands such as Natuzzi Italia, Reflex Angelo, Flou, Gruppo Tomasella, Gamma, Calligaris, Draenert and Bonaldo has emphasized on what styles will be in trend this year and a guide on how to incorporate these looks into your own home and capture the heart of your guests.     Ms. Gayatri Dongre, Senior General Manager, Western Furniture, said “New year is the ideal time to de-clutter, re-prioritize, and reinvigorate your interior. With each New Year, we have seen a shift in designing patterns. This year, ......read more

    Mubadala Petroleum Signed South Andaman PSC in Indonesia

    Abu Dhabi, 18 February 2019:  Mubadala Petroleum announces that it has signed the Gross Split Production Sharing Contract (PSC) for South Andaman, as awarded by the Government of Indonesia pursuant to the 2018 Indonesian Third Direct Tender Round. Following the signing, Mubadala Petroleum is the operator of both the South Andaman and the adjacent Andaman I PSC and a partner in the Andaman II PSC.   The South Andaman PSC is located in the underexplored but proven North Sumatra basin offshore Aceh. With participating interests now in three adjacent blocks, Mubadala Petroleum is the largest net acreage holder in the area, securing the core of the North Sumatra basin for future exploration growth.  Mubadala Petroleum has been involved in the region since 2011 through Joint Study Agreements. The PSCs have the ......read more

    The UAE's Pioneering Nuclear Energy Program Discussed During ‘Government Leadership Talks'

    Entitled “Pioneering Nuclear Energy; Emirati Leadership” the session was led by H.E. Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation  The session, held at ENEC’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi, highlighted the key role played by peaceful nuclear energy in powering the future growth and prosperity of the UAE   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 18 February 2019: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) hosted a special session for alumni of the UAE Government Leadership Program (UAEGLP) entitled “Pioneering Nuclear Energy: Emirati Leadership.” The session was held as a part of the Government Leadership Talks series, part of the UAEGLP, and organized by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) at the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and Future.   The session was ......read more

    MHPS Is Global Market Share Leader in 2018 for Heavy Duty Gas Turbines

    J-Series Reliability and Efficiency Propel Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems to Global Leadership   Dubai, UAE (February 18, 2019) - Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has achieved a major milestone in the global Power Generation sector, securing 2018 market share leadership in global orders for heavy duty gas turbines (100 MW and above). The result is based on data compiled by McCoy Reports, the premier reporting agency in the gas turbine market. This segment is the most closely watched by industry experts because it represents the most advanced technology and drives energy production globally.   MHPS market leadership was driven by the J-Series gas turbine and its industry-leading 64+% efficiency and 99.5% reliability. Globally, MHPS' heavy duty turbines captured 41% global market share. For the ......read more

    Pan Emirates unveils new collection

    PAN Emirates Home Furnishings unveils its latest collection PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates 18-February-2019: PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio, and outdoor furniture brand in the region, invites you to explore the fabulous new collection in store across UAE. The new collection consists of a wide range of furniture pieces in bright, quirky colours and designs that can be used as a statement piece as well.   Shoppers can enjoy a range of options from Victorian, Rustic, Country, Spring, Boho, Classic, Transitional and Modern designs. Give your home a fresh new look to celebrate the season with friends and family.   PAN Emirates Home Furnishings is making your shopping ......read more

    Furniture brand, helmii, embraces Clean Sleeping as we approach Sleep Awareness week 2019

    Clean Sleeping is set to be this year’s hottest predicted lifestyle trend February 14, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   As we approach Sleep Awareness Week 2019 (March 11-17), furniture brand helmii shares the importance of a Clean Sleeping program which, combined with the concepts of Feng Shui and the infamous Marie Kondo’s house principles, is sure to bring you a restful and better night’s sleep every day.  2018 was all about clean eating and the growth of the raw food movement but this year’s newest biggest predicted lifestyle trend is ‘clean sleeping’ which includes low lighting, no clutter, natural linens and zero technology.  Dr. Sarah Rasmi, Licensed Psychologist & Founder of Thrive Wellbeing Centre, says “Getting a good night's sleep is important for our physical and ......read more

    AgraME collaborates with the UN to adopt ‘Sustainable Development Goals' to increase food security in the region

    Representative from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation to speak at the AgraME Conference in Dubai. 14 February, Dubai, UAE: Under the Patronage of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, AgraME, the regions longest running exhibition for Agriculture have collaborated with the UN to enable food security in the region through adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their upcoming Conference.  Taking place on 5 – 7 March at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the event will be hosting a high level, free-to-attend conference which focuses on the SDG’s and covers key advancements and trends within the MEA Industry in Agriculture Investment, Animal Health, Aquaculture and Controlled Environment Agriculture.  The UN SDG’s have been created as a framework for the ......read more

    Etihad ESCO announces completion of Hatta Solar retrofit project

    7,756 photovoltaic (PV) solar panels installed over roofs of 554 Hatta villas Project to generate 3,612,357-kilowatt hour (KWh) of power annually Annual reduction of CO2 emissions by 2,159 tons among many benefits   UAE, 13 February 2019 – With DEWA’s support and sponsorship, Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO), the wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), announced the successful completion of the Hatta solar retrofit project, which included installation of 7,756 photovoltaic (PV) solar panels over the roofs of 554 Hatta villas. The project, which forms part of DEWA’s Shams Dubai initiative, aims to generate 3,612,357-kilowatt hour (KWh) of energy annually out of 554 newly retrofitted villas. The average peak power of the solar PV system installed (kWp) on ......read more

    Nexans to present its cutting-edge umbilical offer at EGYPS 2019

    Dubai UAE, February 11, 2019 – Nexans, a global actor in cabling systems and services and an industry leader in umbilicals, will be attending the EGYPS 2019 exhibition and conference on February 11-13.  Through several umbilical deliveries in East Mediterranean, Nexans has confirmed its role as a trusted and committed partner in the in the oil and gas industry. This has also recently been confirmed by a recent award of three new umbilical projects in the area. Nexans’ track record of long tie-backs and deep water applications have been key criterias when being awared the recent contracts.  “Nexans is committed to supporting the East Mediterranean region in exploring the great potential of the energy business . Over the years, we have supplied umbilical solutions to numerous major projects in the area, ......read more

    Billy is 40 years old..

    I don't do labels BILLY, 40 February 10, 2019 - Dubai, UAE In IKEA terms, BILLY is quite a well-known piece of furniture. With 40 years of history behind it, there’s been a BILLY bookcase (or two) in millions of homes. Now we can read on our smartphones an encyclopedia that would once fill a large bookcase. Which begs the question: if your books are just ones and zeroes in a ‘cloud’ – is BILLY out of date? With millions of identities There have been regular refinements as well as new colours and more options. Yet the BILLY bookcase formula has been much the same for more than a generation. And that might be why BILLY fits so comfortably into many people’s lives. We spend so much time online, yet we still need to store an ‘offline profile’ too. Those physical reminders, ......read more

    DHL Global Forwarding unveils first Global Competence Center for Humanitarian Logistics in Dubai

    Center consolidates DHL Global Forwarding’s existing humanitarian logistics services for faster, more reliable supply chain support globally It will enhance the global network for humanitarian logistics services, by connecting to expert regional teams based in Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe Center’s location in Dubai facilitates collaboration with existing aid and humanitarian organizations based in the city, as well as logistics hubs including the International Humanitarian City   DUBAI, UAE - Media OutReach - February 7, 2019 - DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has consolidated its portfolio of humanitarian logistics services within its first Global Competence Center for Humanitarian Logistics, designed to meet growing global demand for these ......read more

    ENEC Marks Innovation Week with a Focus on Youth, Artificial Intelligence and Sustainability

    ENEC Innovation Week activities included an Innovation Majlis, hackathons, and collaboration with academia to foster innovative thinking and the pursuit of excellence Abu Dhabi, UAE - 07 February 2019: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its subsidiaries, the Nawah Energy Company and Barakah One Company, hosted an Innovation Majlis, a hackathon, and youth events as part of its UAE Innovation Month activities. The initiatives were designed to foster and sustain a culture of innovation, future planning and adoption of smart solutions across all of ENEC’s business units and subsidiaries. UAE Innovation Month is one of the largest innovation initiatives in the world. Jointly developed by the Government and private sector entities, the initiative aims to strengthen the UAE’s global presence and increase ......read more

    dnata strengthens position in freight forwarding industry

    Dubai, 6 February 2019 - dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, strengthens its position in the UAE and international freight forwarding industry by increasing its ownership in two of its Dubai-based joint venture companies. dnata has purchased a 50% stake in Dubai Express, Freightworks LLC and a 25.5% stake in Bolloré Logistics LLC, UAE from Kanoo Group LLC. As a result of the transaction, dnata is now the sole owner of Dubai Express, Freightworks LLC and holds a majority stake of 51% in Bolloré Logistics LLC, UAE.   The parties have agreed not to disclose the details of the transaction. The current leadership teams will continue to manage the business and operations. Bernd Leo Struck, Senior Vice President UAE Cargo & DWC Airline Services, dnata, and Chairman of Freightworks and Bolloré ......read more

    ENEC Marks Innovation Week with a Focus on Youth, Artificial Intelligence and Sustainability

    ENEC Innovation Week activities included an Innovation Majlis, hackathons, and collaboration with academia to foster innovative thinking and the pursuit of excellence Abu Dhabi, UAE - 06 February 2019: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its subsidiaries, the Nawah Energy Company and Barakah One Company, hosted an Innovation Majlis, a hackathon, and youth events as part of its UAE Innovation Month activities. The initiatives were designed to foster and sustain a culture of innovation, future planning and adoption of smart solutions across all of ENEC’s business units and subsidiaries. UAE Innovation Month is one of the largest innovation initiatives in the world. Jointly developed by the Government and private sector entities, the initiative aims to strengthen the UAE’s global presence and increase ......read more

    Breakbulk Middle East bridges gender gap to promote equality

    Aligned with the International Maritime Organization’s 2019 World Maritime Day theme, the 4th annual edition of BBME promotes women in leadership through an uptick of female involvement Dubai – United Arab Emirates – 6th of February 2019: Breakbulk Middle East, the GCC’s leading breakbulk and project cargo event, is doing its part to actively build up the female maritime landscape. This year’s two-day conference will be held under the patronage of Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and the Chairman of Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime and will feature a variety of industry women in leadership roles. The exhibition which is set to take place on the 11th and 12th of February at the Dubai World Trade Centre, in Dubai, UAE, will move the sector one ......read more

    Discover the Latest Collection from Home and Soul Dubai

    Add the perfect finishing touch to your home this month   Dubai, UAE, February 05, 2019:  The unique lifestyle concept store Home and Soul Dubai have become synonymous with contemporary design and timeless quality when it comes to their home product offering. To continue with this trend, founders Carol and Wael Sukkar have continued their journey to find a new range of high-quality, hand-crafted home accessories that consist of natural, raw materials to add to their wonderful range of home products.   Where heritage meets natural homemade interior design, the new homeware accessories are sourced from Bali, the perfect destination for fans of bohemian style and art. The beautiful hand-made products are made from a combination of natural materials and is designed specifically to have more than one use to ensure ......read more

    ENEC's CEO Highlights Strategic Importance of UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program at Abu Dhabi University

    Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi addresses UAE high ranking military students at Abu Dhabi University ENEC CEO delivers series of lectures on the role of UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program in advancing the nuclear energy industry locally and internationally     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 2 February 2019: Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), addressed high ranking UAE military students at Abu Dhabi University on the unique qualities of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program, as a part of a wider lecture series aimed at highlighting the UAE Program’s benefits to the nation, and leading role within the international nuclear energy industry.   As a part of a special course on International Nuclear Politics under the Master's Program in ......read more

    Celebrity Influencers rally behind K9 Friends as 219 dogs adopted

    Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2019:  The influencer community has mobilized to support K9 Friends get abandoned dogs adopted in Dubai.   The initiative is part of K9 Friends’ ongoing campaign to help abandoned dogs. The campaign launched over a year ago with provoking ads for ‘second-hand dogs’ on Dubizzle. The ads were placed in every classified category from clothing to home appliances, raising awareness about the issue of people abandoning dogs in Dubai.  Since then, the campaign has garnered support from some of the biggest influencers in Dubai.  Among the celebrity influencers to post about the campaign were TV hosts @BasselAlzaro and @tamara.jamal, @fashion_pirate beauty queen Zeynab, Grazia Style Awards winner @Olafarahat, and many more.  Posting on their stories, they told of ......read more

    Hormann's JAFZA factory starts production of steel fire rated hinged doors

    Dubai, UAE, 30 January 2019:  Hormann’s new factory in JAFZA has started rolling out steel fire rated hinged doors to meet demands from Middle East customers.  One of the world’s largest producers of industrial, commercial and residential doors, Hormann opened its new 4,800 square meter production line in JAFZA in the last quarter of 2018. With a capacity to produce 35,000 doors a year, the new facility redefines Hormann’s operations in the region. Hormann’s steel hinged doors are designed to protect property and life in the event of a fire. The door serves as a fire and smoke barrier. Studies have shown that more people have lost lives due to smoke asphyxiation than due to fire. Though serving as regular doors at all times, the doors provide ready egress from a fire area during a fire, inhibit ......read more

    Emirates Steel signs marine services agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports worth AED1 billion

    30 January 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Emirates Steel, the only integrated steel plant in the UAE and a subsidiary of the General Holding Corporation (SENAAT), has signed a strategic agreement with Abu Dhabi Marine Services (SAFEEN), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, which has been valued at AED 1 billion. The agreement was signed by the Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Steel, Eng. Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, and Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Ports, in the presence of Captain Adil Banihammad, Acting CEO – Marine Services, Abu Dhabi Marine Services – SAFEEN, and a number of senior officials and engineers from both parties. The agreement, which will be implemented in January 2021 and will extend over the following ten years, is the result of Emirates Steel’s commitment ......read more

    SENAAT to Showcase Over 172 Job Vacancies at Tawdheef 2019

    28 January 2019, Abu Dhabi –  UAE:   SENAAT, one of the largest industrial investment holding companies in the UAE, is all set to showcase a wide range of job opportunities at Tawdheef, the region’s leading recruitment event, taking place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.  As an Industrial Partner for seventh consecutive year, the Abu Dhabi-based industrial conglomerate will offer over 172 potential job openings and career-development opportunities, which represent a wide range of disciplines at the group level and at its portfolio companies, including Emirates Steel, Al Foah, Arkan, National Petroleum Construction Company, Al Gharbia Pipe Company and Ducab.    H.E. Eng. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, CEO of SENAAT, said: “A well-nurtured human capital is one of our greatest ......read more

    German Sustainability Award: GROHE Again Holds Top Position

    Global brand for innovative sanitary products was voted among the top 3 of the "most sustainable big companies in Germany". The jury acknowledged GROHE’s continuous commitment for (further) developing sustainable products. GROHE managed to establish sustainable production processes in a resource-intensive industry. United Arab Emirates , Dubai , 27 January 2019.   For the third time, GROHE, a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, has successfully achieved a leading position at the German Sustainability Award in the category "Big Companies", making it one of the top 3 of the "Most Sustainable Big Companies in Germany". The award ceremony took place on Friday and was part of the conclusion to the German Sustainability Day which was celebrated ......read more

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    Etihad Cargo Ready for Summer Automotive Bookings With the Launch of ‘FlightValet'

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2018:  Ahead of the seasonal surge in demand for luxury vehicle shipments to popular holiday destinations, Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, today celebrates the launch of ‘FlightValet’, its newly designed product that aims to ease the process of moving motor vehicles across the globe. Etihad Cargo transports hundreds of high-value vehicles annually on its passenger and freighter aircraft, and this new product will further simplify the customers’ booking experience. Commenting on the launch, ......read more

    Signify harnesses the power of sunlight in Africa, Asia and Middle East

    Dubai, UAE, July 01, 2018:   Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, harnesses the power of sunlight in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.  After an initial product launch in India earlier this year, Signify is introducing Philips SunStay, an integrated solar street light, and Philips LifeLight, an innovative solar lantern, in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Vietnam and on the African continent. “As one of the fastest growing and most sustainable segments in public lighting, solar lighting is making a noticeable difference ......read more

    DMCA's Maritime Advisory Council meets to promote maritime sector growth via innovation and enhanced competitiveness

    June 30, 2018. Dubai, UAE: The Maritime Advisory Council, an initiative of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), has emphasized the need to unify joint efforts of maritime and private sector leaders to develop forward-looking solutions designed to shape the future of the local maritime community. Highlighting the solid pillars of innovation, sustainability and smart transformation, the Council said during the meeting held at the DMCA headquarters that developing effective strategies and capitalizing on opportunities will help make Dubai the most comprehensive, competitive, and distinctive ......read more

    Grandweld reinforces the value of ‘Made in UAE' at one of the largest global maritime conventions and exhibitions

    Grandweld’s participation in the global forum strengthens the UAE’s cutting-edge quality in the shipbuilding industry and its competitiveness in both engineering quality and economic feasibility Dubai, UAE, 30 June 2018:   Grandweld, the pioneering UAE-based shipyard, is participating in the International Tug, Salvage & OSV Convention and Exhibition (ITS), which is currently held in Marseille, Frane until 29th of June 2018. Grandweld is showing its manufacturing capabilities, while focusing on its outstanding strengths in tug, salvage and offshore service ......read more

    Alshaya Enterprises expands presence in the UAE

    New lifestyle-concept showroom in Dubai to cater for the growing demand for customized solutions Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 28th June 2018.    Alshaya Enterprises, a division of Alshaya Group and one of the Gulf’s premier commercial establishments, announced today the opening of their newest showroom in Dubai. Prominently located on Sheikh Zayed Road, the prestigious European lifestyle-concept showroom will be home to the finest commercial equipment and high quality stylish furnishings for the office and home. “We are absolutely delighted with the opening ......read more

    RAK Petroleum plc Report on payments to governments for the year 2017

    Dubai, UAE, June 28, 2018:  Introduction and basis for preparation    This report sets out details of the payments made to governments by RAK Petroleum plc and its subsidiary undertakings (‘RAK Petroleum’) for  the year ended 31 December 2017 as required under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (the ‘DTRs’)  and in accordance with our interpretation of the draft Industry Guidance issued for the UK’s Report on Payments to Governments Regulations  2014, as amended in December 2015 ......read more

    Siemens to supply three large gas turbines to Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2018:  Siemens has received an order for three SGT5-4000F gas turbines from United Arab Emirates (UAE). The turbines will be used in Unit H Phase 4 of the Al Aweer power plant complex which is located approximately 35 kilometers from downtown Dubai. DEWA has awarded the project EPC contract to Siemens in a consortium led by the Egypt-based company El Sewedy Electric Co SAE (SWDY.CA) through its subsidiary Elsewedy Power. With an electrical generating capacity of about 815 megawatts (MW), the turbines will increase the total output of the power plant complex to more ......read more

    Suez Canal Economic Zone, Agility Agree to Develop East Port Said Logistics Hub

    New Partnership between the Suez Canal Economic Zone and Kuwait’s Agility  Mohab Mamish: Establishment of a global logistics hub in East Port Said  Hub will follow international standards to make East Port Said the most competitive in the region   Tarek Sultan: Egypt’s prominent location makes it an ideal site for a regional distribution hub Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2018:  Admiral Mohab Mamish, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and Chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZONE), along with Mr. Tarek Sultan, Vice Chairman and CEO of Agility, ......read more

    Al-Futtaim Logistics expands warehouse facility in Saudi Arabia

    June 25, 2018:   As part of Al-Futtaim Logistics’ regional expansion plans, it has opened the second warehousing facility in the metropolis city of Riyadh. The local distribution centre now scales up a total of 15,000 sqms co-existing with its primary warehouse in Jeddah. Driven by consumer demand, the two facilities currently handle retail brands with categories including fashion, footwear, hardware, DIY furniture and home appliances. The distribution centres are an extension of the Al-Futtaim company’s 3PL solutions to bring brands and consumers within close ......read more

    2XL launches Blomsbury coffee color sofa set

    Dubai, UAE; 25 June, 2018:   2XL, the homegrown luxury furniture and home décor brand in the UAE, has launched Blomsbury, a coffee color sofa set that renders an elegant and soothing feel to the living room.  For a neutral colour scheme, soft pastel colours such as light blue or grey colour cushions and curtains will go well with Blomsbury.  The set is detailed with buttons on the sides.  According to Amit Yadav, Marketing Manager, at 2XL Furniture and Home Décor “Bloomsbury sofa set adds an air of luxury without compromising on the comfort of space. ......read more

    Oil rallies on Opec compromise; Metals challenged by dollar and trade war

    Dubai, UAE, June 24, 2018:  The Bloomberg Commodity Index has seen its year-to-date gains disappear following four weeks of heavy selling. The broad-based index, which tracks 22 major commodities evenly split between energy, metals and agriculture, has been hurt by a stronger dollar and trade war angst as well as expectations that Opec+ will increase production in order to cap crude oil’s upside.  The current robustness of the US economy compared with the rest of the world has led to the current divergence in monetary policy between the Federal Reserve and other major ......read more

    58 Brands in the UAE to receive Superbrands title at Annual Tribute Event

    Superbrands, the independent authority and arbiter of branding, announced it will host its annual tribute event to honour and recognize 58 of UAE’s strongest brands on June 27, 2018. At the event, Superbrands will also announce the highly awaited ‘Brand of the Year’ award and unveil the 14th edition of the much sought-after Superbrands book, which includes a two-page profile of each of the Superbrands. In its 14th edition, the Superbrands tribute event is considered the ‘Oscars of Branding’ by the corporate world and speaking about the event, Mr. Mike English, ......read more

    Mubadala Petroleum completes the acquisition of a 10 percent interest in the Shorouk Concession in Egypt

    Abu Dhabi, 20 June 2018:   Mubadala Petroleum announces that it has completed the acquisition from Italy’s Eni of a 10 percent participating interest in the offshore Shorouk Concession in Egypt, which contains the supergiant Zohr gas field. Following the completion, Eni, through its subsidiary IEOC, holds a 50 percent interest in the concession. The other partners in the concession are BP with 10 percent interest and Rosneft with 30 percent interest.  Dr. Bakheet Al Katheeri, Chief Executive Officer, Mubadala Petroleum signed a deed with Eni completing the sale to ......read more

    Etihad ESCO signs service agreement with Jamal Al Ghurair Group for its first retrofit project in Abu Dhabi

    June 20, 2018 - Etihad ESCO, the leading energy service company, announced the signing of an agreement with Jamal Al Ghurair Group to retrofit two of their industrial facilities in Abu Dhabi- Gypsemna and Porcellan. Etihad ESCO and Jamal Al Ghurair Group formed the partnership after identifying the enormous energy savings potential of the project. Being the first retrofit program to be undertaken by Etihad ESCO in Abu Dhabi, the project is set to pave the way for increased adoption of retrofit measures in the capital. Jamal Al Ghurair Group is a diversified family-owned group with ......read more

    National Poll Shows Strong Support for UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program

    The poll on nuclear energy conducted by independent global market research company Nielsen shows that 82 percent of UAE residents are in favor of using nuclear energy for generating electricity - the highest level of support globally Al Dhafra residents show highest acceptance levels in the UAE for the construction of the Barakah plant Abu Dhabi, UAE – 20 June 2018:   An independent national poll on nuclear energy shows the UAE public strongly supports the use of peaceful nuclear energy, with 82 percent of residents in favor of using nuclear energy for generating ......read more

    EU Reinforces Position at the Forefront of Global Energy Transformation, Says IRENA

    Abu Dhabi, UAE: 17 June 2018:  Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has welcomed the European Union’s (EU) decision to increase its renewable energy target from 27 per cent to 32 per cent by 2030, highlighting that the move reinforces the EU’s position at the forefront of energy transformation and reflects the new economics of renewable energy. Responding to the announcement made by the European Commission today, Mr. Amin said: “The EU’s decision to increase its renewable energy target from 27 per cent to 32 ......read more

    Kitchen Design from a Single Source: GROHE Sets Holistic Design Accents with Its New Kitchen Sinks and Bundles

    With kitchen faucets, water systems, kitchen sinks and more, GROHE becomes No. 1 Kitchen System brand and one-stop shop for perfect combinations Patented surface technology, easy cleaning and extremely resistant stainless steel for quality one can see and feel Four perfectly combined GROHE sink and faucet bundles as an end-to-end solution From price entry solutions to high end premium sinks Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 14 June 2018.   The kitchen is the heart of the home: a place to feel good, to cook together and to indulge. And there is one spot in the kitchen where ......read more

    Hormann Introduces door type V3009 for integration in conveyor systems

    Dubai, UAE; June 13,2018:   Hormann has introduced door Type V3009, a high-speed roller door with a flexible curtain, designed for a high number of automated opening and closing cycles.  It can be fitted between the operating sections and the storage areas within a conveyor system.  Due to the low lateral space requirements, this door is specifically designed for integration in conveyor systems and their frequent automated opening and closing cycles. The door control can be integrated in existing PLC systems. A volt-free contact reports the door position (open / closed) ......read more

    Tristar Group's Jebel Ali warehouses receive DMCC's 5-star rating for second and third consecutive years

    Dubai, UAE; June 13, 2018:   Tristar Group’s two warehouses located in the Jebel Ali Industrial Area 1 and 2 were awarded 5-star rating by Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) for the second and third consecutive years, respectively.   Shivananda Baikady, General Manager-Road Transport and Warehousing, Tristar, said: “Our specialized warehousing facilities are designed to accommodate and handle dangerous and non-dangerous goods with stringent adherence to health, safety and environmental standards.  We are proud to receive consecutive 5-star rating by ......read more

    DHL and Magento Partner to Help Online Merchants in the MENA Region Go Global

    DHL Named Premier Partner for Shipping by leading B2B and B2C cloud commerce platform, Magento Dubai, June 12, 2018:  Deutsche Post DHL Group, the world’s leading logistics company, today announced its collaboration with Magento, the worldwide leader in cloud digital commerce innovation, as Premier Partner for Shipping. The partnership enables DHL and Magento to offer a broad range of shipping services to e-commerce merchants, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), start-ups and online entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.    A study ......read more

    IKEA takes sustainable living to a new level, with new commitments to become people and planet positive by 2030

    At the Democratic Design Days in Älmhult, IKEA announces new commitments to inspire and enable sustainable living - making it easier for people to reduce their climate impact and contribute to a world without waste.    Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018:  “Our ambition is to become people and planet positive by 2030 while growing the IKEA business. Through our size and reach we have the opportunity to inspire and enable more than one billion people to live better lives, within the limits of the planet” says Inter IKEA Group CEO, Torbjörn Lööf.  ......read more

    GCC must make the right decisions to harness the potential of renewable energy

    Renewable energy continues to attract an increasing share of global investment, with annual investments expected to grow by $130 billion, compared to 2016 figures, reaching around $370 billion in 2020.  Developing countries now account for almost half of all renewables investment, although to date there has been modest investment in the GCC Investment in GCC renewable energy could reach $16 billion in 2020 with a cumulative total of $40 billion between 2016 and 2020, provided the correct decisions and policies are adopted The GCC countries have considerable potential for ......read more

    Gulf Craft Strengthens Their Team for Growth

    Gulf Craft has appointed Gregory Yeakle to be their new Chief Executive Officer. One of the world’s largest luxury ship builders, Gulf Craft is based in the United Arab Emirates. The group has grown into a leading global business over the course of the past 37 years. He succeeds Erwin Bamps who held the position for the past 4 years and has now moved on to a new role as advisor to the board for international matters. Gregory Yeakle joins Gulf Craft as CEO with a solid record of leadership having generated strong growth in companies such as Informix, Alexander Proudfoot Company and ......read more

    Crude spreads widen; gold still looking for a catalyst

    By Ole S Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank Dubai, UAE, June 3, 2018:  Commodities traded lower this past week with losses being led by the energy sector while both the metals and agriculture sectors were mixed. Impacting commodities both directly and indirectly were the unfolding political crises in both Spain and Italy, together with Donald Trump’s decision to slap duties on imports of steel and aluminium from US allies while also preparing a range of tariffs on goods from China.  Both events helped increase stock market volatility while sending core bond ......read more

    The Logistics District at Dubai South launches the Masary system to facilitate the transit of goods and vehicles

    Dubai, UAE, June 2, 2018:  The Logistics District at Dubai South has launched Masary, a new smart electronic system that reduces the transit time of goods and vehicles. The new system is considered the first of its kind in the region and will positively impact the traffic of goods and vehicles that move through the district. The Masary system is part of the district’s efforts to adopt new technologies to facilitate businesses, which is in line with Dubai’s government policy on digital transformation that aims to enhance the emirate’s status as a leading logistics ......read more

    Topaz Energy and Marine Financial results for the quarter ended 31st March 2018

    Q1 2018 Revenues Increase 14% to US$66 million   Dubai, UAE, Wednesday 31 May 2018:  Topaz Energy and Marine (“Topaz”), a leading offshore support vessel and marine logistics company, today announces its results for the three months ended 31 March 2018 (“the period”).                                                                                 ......read more

    ZAJEL signs partnership deal with On Time Government Services

    Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018:  ZAJEL, one of the fastest growing courier companies in the UAE, has signed a partnership agreement with OnTime Government Services to provide logistics services to various transactions at the OnTime centres. The agreement was signed by ZAJEL CEO, Khawla Kabanji, and Waleid Abdulkareim, CEO and Founder of OnTime Group. Khawla commented: “The agreement is important for us as it contributes to the expansion of the logistics we provide to our customers and enhances our role as a reliable company both locally and internationally. This agreement will ......read more

    New Sign From Above as UPS Unveils New Look for 747 Jet Ahead of Expo 2020 Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018:  One of UPS’s 747 jumbo jets dedicated for long-haul international use is sporting a modified paint scheme highlighting the company’s role as official logistics partner for Expo 2020 Dubai. UPS has only modified the livery of an aircraft four other times in the airline’s 30-year history. Each of those times signifies a major news event – this time, it’s to mark UPS’s unique role in delivering one of the world’s most complex logistics challenges at the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai. Millions of visitors from around the world ......read more

    IFAW Visiting International Schools in the UAE to Raise Awareness About Animal Welfare

    Dubai, UAE, May 29, 2018:  The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is visiting the schools in the UAE to raise awareness on the importance of animal welfare through lively and interactive context-related presentations and activities.  The activity aims to address the negative impacts of raising wild animals as exotic pets, which is practiced in some of the Arab countries, and explains the difference between Animal Welfare and Animal Rights - teaching the students on ways to assess the welfare of the animals at home, community, or even in the wild. The program is outlined ......read more

    100,000 Free Iftar Meals Served by Danube Group Every Ramadan

    May 29, 2018; Dubai, UAE: The act of giving is highly treasured in the UAE, and Ramadan enhances the giving spirit. Keeping the same spirit in my mind, Danube Group the UAE's largest diversified conglomerate is offering 100,000 free iftar meals during Ramadan from last 13 years to the underprivileged labourers as part of its humanitarian initiative.  The yearly initiative has been a huge success among the blue-collar workers, whose hard work often goes unnoticed, despite their diligent performance of duties while adhering to religious obligations. Additionally to fulfil one of the ......read more

    PAN Emirates Opens a New Store in Mizhar

    PAN Emirates invests AED 4 Million on its new store spanning across 17, 000 sq. ft. PAN Emirates Mizhar store is looking to reach out to residents of neighbouring localities with its distinct, stylish furnishing collection. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 28, 2018: PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio and outdoor furniture brand in the region, has launched a new store in Mizhar. The store that was officially launched on 27th May 2018 is its 11th store in the UAE.  The home-grown furniture brand is looking to enhance its presence in the ......read more

    Tristar Group opens new transport and warehouse facilities in Abu Dhabi and Oman

    New facilities are located in Industrial City of Abu Dhabi and Rusayl Industrial Estate   Dubai, UAE; May 28, 2018:   Tristar Group has opened two new facilities aimed at enhancing its integrated logistics services to the downstream petroleum industry in the GCC. The new truck staging and workshop facility at Industrial City in Abu Dhabi 2 (ICAD 2) has 50,000 square meters of area offering tailor-made logistics service options to customers for transport, warehousing, storage and distribution services. It is strategically located near Khalifa Port, and the main highway ......read more

    Mimecast Appoints General Manager for Middle East

    Dubai, UAE – May 28, 2018 – Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, has appointed Jeff Ogden as general manager for the Middle East. In his new role, Jeff will oversee the company’s UAE operations and growth in the region, and will be responsible for educating organisations about evolving cyberattacks and how to build a cyber resilience strategy for email. Jeff has been working in technology for over 35 years, 17 of which have been in IT security. Under Jeff’s leadership, Mimecast will continue to build a strong and loyal channel ......read more

    Nawah Energy Company Enters Next Phase of Preparations for Barakah Unit 1 Nuclear Operations

    All efforts focused on preparations for safety-led nuclear operations of the UAE’s first nuclear reactor in accordance with the highest standards of a  nuclear safety culture and quality assurance Comprehensive schedule review points to start-up of nuclear operations for Unit 1 between the end of 2019 and early 2020  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26 May 2018:   Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the operator of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi, has entered the next phase of preparation for nuclear operations. With construction of ......read more

    Jebel Ali Port Wins Record 24th Consecutive Aflas Award

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 May 2018:  DP World, UAE Region’s flagship Jebel Ali Port has underlined its position as the leading port in the region by winning the “Best Seaport – Middle East” award at this year’s Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards in Shanghai, China. This is the 24th consecutive year Jebel Ali Port has won the coveted honour, a record achievement in the history of AFLAS Awards. The award was received by DP World Officials at a ceremony attended by leading businesses in the maritime transportation, supply chain and ......read more

    RDIF, Mubadala Petroleum and Gazprom Neft announce a joint venture to develop Siberian oil fields

    Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2018:  The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF, the sovereign wealth fund of Russia) and Mubadala Petroleum, the UAE-based leading oil and gas exploration and production company, announce the creation of a joint venture with PJSC Gazprom Neft to develop several oil fields in the Tomsk and Omsk regions. RDIF and Mubadala Petroleum will acquire a 49 percent equity stake in LLC Gazpromneft-Vostok, the operator of the fields. Mubadala Petroleum will hold a 44 percent interest and RDIF will hold the remaining 5 percent interest. Completion of the transaction is subject to ......read more

    NetApp Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2018 Results

    May 24, 2018 – NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2018, ended April 27, 2018. “The fourth quarter marked a great finish to a strong year. We successfully pivoted to the growth areas of the market, expanded our opportunity with HCI and new cloud partnerships, and improved operational discipline to deliver sustained and profitable growth,” said George Kurian, chief executive officer. “Clear innovation leadership, coupled with strong go-to-market execution, has enabled us to gain share in all key product ......read more

    DHL Express Announces Egyptian Football Superstar Mohamed Salah as Brand Ambassador for the MENA Region

    The partnership is a testament to the synergy of core values DHL Express and Mohamed Salah share; leadership, commitment, teamwork, precision, agility, determination and service   Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2018:  DHL Express, the world’s leading express logistics provider, has signed a strategic partnership for the Egyptian football superstar Mohamed Salah to become its  brand ambassador for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for the next two years.    The new collaboration will see the parties working together on a series of marketing activities and CSR ......read more

    Al Masaood Group brings together motorcycle enthusiasts during Ducati Ramadan campaign

    UAE, May 23, 2018: Al Masaood Group, the official distributor of Ducati motorcycles in the UAE, has announced its latest Ducati Ramadan campaign, offering a month-long series of activities exclusively for owners and fans of the iconic Italian sport bike brand. Ducati is distributed throughout the UAE by Revolution Accessories LLC. Al Masaood Group has lined up a series for Ducati fans and motorcyclists in the UAE such as a test ride event during the first week of Ramadan, the annual Ramadan promotional offers of up to 50 per cent discounts store wide during the second week, from May 20 to ......read more

    Strong Global Interest in Tendering Process for Oil and Gas Concessions in Ras Al Khaimah, Reveals Rakpa Chief Executive

    The recently launched licensing round has proven a draw with companies from all over the world thanks to the unique, overall proposition on offer Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, 23, May 2018:  With proven hydrocarbon reserves in place, diverse exploration plays, easily accessible existing infrastructure, attractive production sharing terms and commercialization plans, plus a team of international experts already working on the ground, the tendering process to explore for oil and gas resources in Ras Al Khaimah has received positive interest on a global scale. Launched on ......read more

    Regulatory Reform Key to Meeting Renewable Energy Targets in Panama

    70% renewables by 2050 target is achievable if regulations adequately reflect contribution of solar and wind power says IRENA  Dubai, UAE, May 23, 2018:  Upgrades to Panama’s regulatory environment and power system management are critical to achieving the renewable energy goals set out in the country’s National Energy Plan, per a Renewables Readiness Assessment Panama report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report was launched at high-level event in Panama City today and presented to the country’s Secretary of Energy, Dr. ......read more

    Give the gift of artistic boldness with Georg Jensen home decor this Ramadan

    Dubai, UAE, May 22, 2018:  Ramadan and Eid are traditionally seasons of giving, but that doesn’t mean that gifts themselves need to be traditional. This Ramadan, it’s out with the old and in with the new as Georg Jensen presents a superbly crafted line of sleek cutlery, silverware and homeware products designed for connoisseurs.  With over a century of craftsmanship to call upon, the Danish design house creates iconic products for house and home. With minimal Scandinavian aesthetics very much en vogue, Georg Jensen’s sublime creations with smooth finishes, ......read more

    Ideal Standard's Strada II Range Sets New Standards in Design

    Dubai, UAE, May 21, 2018:  Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions operating across Europe, Middle East and Africa, has released its latest stylish and versatile ceramic range, Strada II. Building on the success of the original Strada range, this collection of vessels, vanities, basins, toilets and bidets offers soft angles, fine edges and contemporary curves to help bring to life modern, beautiful bathrooms. Created by leading industrial designers at Studio Levien, this range maintains the simplicity of the original Strada collection, while ......read more

    ADNEC opens its Ramadan Tent ‘Capital Majlis'

    Abu Dhabi, May 17, 2018/ADNEC/ Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has revealed the opening of its traditional tent, the ‘Capital Majlis’ to welcome guests for Iftar and Suhoor throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan. Now on its third year, the Ramadan Tent, which can accommodate a total of 700 people, takes up an innovative design that best reflects the significance of the Holy Month and features specific spaces for VIPs. During the Holy Month of Ramadan, the ‘Capital Majlis’ will showcase a series of events that include contests, exciting raffle draws and ......read more

    UPS Launches Flagship $163 Million Hub in Dp World London Gateway Logistics Park

        UPS, DP World collaborate to enhance trade flow processes, improve customer experience     Acts as key gateway to growth in UPS’s smart global logistics network Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2018:  UPS (NYSE:UPS) officially opened its new 32,000 square metre package sorting and delivery facility in the south east of England. At $163 million, the new London Hub is one of UPS’s largest single infrastructure investments outside of the United States in the company’s history. “Every single day, we see evidence of a more ......read more

    MEFMA receives Silver Award at Global FM Awards 2018

    May 16, 2018: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), a non-profit association that provides a dedicated platform for facilities management (FM) professionals, wider construction industry stakeholders, and owner associations, has revealed that one of its founding members, Enova, has won a Silver Award at the recently concluded Global FM Awards 2018. The company was recognized for its excellent performance and key contributions to the FM industry--particularly its exceptional business processes and procedures. Enova, a smart integrated energy and facilities management (FM) ......read more

    Big Oil Production Is Still Growing Despite Capex Cuts

    May 16, 2018, United Arab Emirates:  Since mid-2014, the harsh cyclical downturn in oil prices has tested, and proved, the resilience of international oil majors' integrated business models. S&P Global Ratings recognizes the majors' downstream refining and petrochemical assets provided them with a cushion as cash flows from the upstream businesses, especially straight exploration and production businesses, plunged.  Those downstream businesses have since taken a backseat as higher oil prices, lower costs, and capital expenditure (capex) ......read more

    How to Turn Your Bathroom into a Relaxing Home Spa

    After a long week at work, there’s nothing better for your body and mind than relaxing at a visit to the spa. Unfortunately, regular spa visits can quickly add up in cost, and during the colder months, most people would rather stay and relax at home. But, the good news is that you don’t have to miss out on your soothing spa visits, even if it’s freezing outside or you’re on a tight budget. There are several things that you can do to turn your bathroom into a calming, spa-like sanctuary right there in your own home. #1. Improve the Visual Appeal: First and ......read more

    Global Light and Power Celebrates 10 Years with the Opening of their New Showroom in Dubai

    May 15, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Established in 2008 with their first office in Al Quoz, Global Light and Power (GLP) offer bespoke lighting design solutions with upscale qualities and ideal functionality.  The locally grown company’s 1000 sq. foot showroom showcases both indoor and outdoor LED lighting solutions which include a range of existing and newly designed and manufactured products, displayed to highlight the techniques, applications and effects of each lighting fixture.  Founder and Managing Director of GLP: “It has been a great year for the team. Not only ......read more

    DSI Enhances Net Profit in Q1 2018

    Q1 2018 Highlights                   Revenue stood at AED 693 Million Gross Profit reported at AED 101 Million Operating Profit reported at AED 45 Million Achieved Net Profit of AED 7 Million Total Projects Backlog stood at AED 5.4 Billion UAE – 15 May 2018 – Drake & Scull International PJSC (“DSI” or the “Company”), a regional leader in engineering and construction services, reported today the results for Q1 2018. The overall revenue in the first quarter stood at AED 693 Million, as ......read more

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