Company reaffirms position at forefront of global sustainability efforts through joining The Climate Group's EP100, RE100 initiatives
Dubai, UAE: 13 December, 2017 – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has committed to obtaining 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources and doubling its energy productivity. To achieve these objectives, the company intends to carry out a comprehensive optimization of its energy system.
The commitment is yet another step in Schneider Electric's journey to becoming carbon-neutral by 2030. In line with this priority, Schneider Electric decided to join two global collaborative initiatives, led by The Climate Group, that bring together influential businesses dedicated to accelerating ......read more
The Dh65 million furniture store looks to address import dependency
The three-floor hyper store located in Al Barsha, Dubai, is poised to become a modern homemaker’s paradise with abundance of choice and convenience
Company plans five more large-format retail outlets to spread the brand and address gap in the Dh65 billion home furnishing and interiors sector in the GCC
Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2017: ‘The Home’, a new home décor and furnishings brand, has launched it’s first-ever hyper store in the UAE at an exclusive function in Dubai, with an investment of Dh65 million.
The new brand will help reduce imports and boost the US$17.7 billion (Dh65 billion) interiors and home furnishing market in the GCC, that is mostly thriving on imported goods. The Home manufactures more than 40 per cent ......read more
Middle East sustains its position as a top global trading partner
The region records highest export growth in 2016 and 2017;
Dubai, UAE, 11 December 2017: The Middle East remains the world’s most important trading partner in the region despite a fall in oil prices, according to a report by World Trade Organisation (WTO). The report stated that the Middle Eastern countries recorded exports of US$ 765.8 billion and imports of US$ 665.2 billion in 2016. The region recorded the highest exports growth (+4 per cent), given its thriving air transport sector, tourism and IT services not only in 2016, but also 2017.
“The Middle East has been exporting for years and has witnessed the most aggressive growth in recent years. The region has not only outperformed its past records, but also set new ......read more
Under Patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum & During Transport Arabia Excellence Awards Organized by Dubai Airports
Ali Bin Beyat: “Our aim is to always be the leader in the industry following in the footsteps of our nation’s leadership that taught us to always aim to be number one.”
10 December 2017, Dubai - Allied Transport (ATC), the largest Emirati transportation & logistics solutions company in the UAE and region, was awarded “Most Innovative & Regulated Road Feeder Services of the Year” during the Transport Arabia Excellence Awards ceremony organized by Dubai Airports. ATC won the award for offering the best-regulated road feeder service solutions with the most efficient deployment of appropriate strategies, integration in the air cargo supply ......read more
More than 30,000 delegates and attendees from up to 175 countries are expected to visit Abu Dhabi for WFES 2018
Events including Solar Expo, Energy Efficiency Expo and Energy Storage and Batteries Expo will showcase innovative solutions
WFES 2018 will also include the Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX), which aims to match the world’s top “cleantech” entrepreneurs with investors to encourage technology that makes products and services more sustainable
10 December 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The World Future Energy Summit (WFES), the top global event for advancing renewable energy and clean technology, will return to Abu Dhabi from 15-18 January 2018. Part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), the eleventh WFES will showcase and discuss solutions and innovations that will transform how energy is ......read more
Regional pioneers bestowed posthumous honors for extraordinary contributions to petrochemicals industry
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 November 2017 – The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) honored pioneers of the chemicals and petrochemicals industry in the Arabian Gulf posthumously at the first-ever GPCA Legacy Award “Al-Rowad” (ÇáÑøæÇÏ) ceremony.
Families of the late Dr. Ghazi Al-Gosaibi (1940 – 2010), Yousuf Al-Shirawi (1927 – 2004) and Abdulbaqi Al-Nouri (1929 – 2010), who have been recognized as Arabian Gulf Chemical Pioneers, collected the awards from Yousef Al-Benyan, Chairman of GPCA, CEO and Vice-Chairman of SABIC, at a ceremony held on 28 November 2017, as part of the 12th Annual GPCA Forum.
Rania and Shermeen Al Shirawi, daughters of the late Yousuf ......read more
IRENA’s 14th Council Meeting Begins in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 29 November 2017: More than 350 government representatives from 115 countries — including Ministers and high-level officials — gathered today in Abu Dhabi to attend the 14th Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). At the outset of the meeting, the Council re-elected China as Chair of the meeting and Colombia as Vice-Chair.
The Council of IRENA meets twice annually to facilitate cooperation among Members, oversee implementation of the IRENA Work Programme and complete substantive preparations for the Agency’s annual Assembly, which takes place in January, at the outset of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.
“We will promote a revolution in energy production and consumption, and build an energy sector ......read more
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources delivers inaugural address, urges industry-wide transformation and value creation
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2017 – The inaugural address at the 12th Annual GPCA Forum was delivered by H.E. Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia, who called for the industry to embrace rapid changes within the global energy landscape as an opportunity.
The Forum is taking place between 27-29 November 2017 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, under the theme ‘the chemical industry in transformation: a new journey begins’. Introducing the Forum was Yousef Al-Benyan, Vice Chairman and CEO, SABIC and Chairman, GPCA, who delivered the opening welcome address. His Excellency Suhail Al Mazrouei, ......read more
At Big 5 Dubai 2017 DAB launches the world’s best energy-efficient water management solutions for urban development
Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2017: November 28, 2017: DAB Water Technology, an Italian frontrunner in the global water management industry, brings to Dubai a selection of wide line-up, focusing on those products that are of particular interest for the Middle East. The company’s presence at the Big 5 Dubai, taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre from November 26 to 29, is aimed at confirming DAB Pumps as a strong partner for the professionals of the sector, and emphasise its important role in its markets of reference, also for this area.
At the Big 5 Dubai 2017, DAB showcases the jewels in the crown of its range, among which are e.syline, the water pressurisation range, and D.Connect, a technology ......read more
The UAE chemical industry has the highest contribution among all GCC states, accounting for 52% of manufacturing revenue
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2017 : Data released in a new report by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) has highlighted the role of the chemical industry in diversifying the regional economy and accelerating non-oil economic growth. According to the report, in 2016 the GCC chemical industry contributed around $43.8 billion to the GCC economy, equal to almost one third of manufacturing value added and 29% of manufacturing revenue.
The UAE chemical industry’s contribution was the highest among all GCC states, accounting for 52% of manufacturing revenue. Off the back of significant investments over the past decade, the UAE almost doubled its ......read more
Dubai, November 27, 2017: Milano, a company having a decade of experience in design, production and distribution of sanitary ware and faucets in the global market under Danube Group is glad to announce its participation at one of the biggest and most credible construction show – The Big5. The show is from 26th until 29th November 2017 at World Trade Centre, Dubai. Milano stand is located in Hall No 3 A131 and RASHID A191. Adding more glitters to the event Milano launched and showcased an exciting array of products under its portfolio.
This year, Danube is placing a special emphasis on –
MILANO WATER HEATERS - With an Italian elegance and global presence Milano has been the first water heater to receive both EQM & GC MARK certificates offering a state-of-the-art product whose technology not only includes ......read more
Capacity building effort led by Masdar part of the ADFD-funded US$50 million UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund
Next workshop planned before IRENA General Assembly at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018
Abu Dhabi, UAE: 26 November 2017: The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) has launched a two-year renewable energy training programme for Pacific Island countries financed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid. The training is being led by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company.
The capacity-building initiative falls within the framework of the ADFD-funded US$50 million UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund (UAE-PPF). Masdar developed and is now managing the training programme in collaboration with delivery ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 26, 2017: 2XL, the leading luxury furniture and home décor brand in the UAE, displayed the top five winning designs of its ‘I Love UAE’ National Day design competition at an event held at its Jumeirah store to honour the winners.
2XL received over 200 entries from various universities for the competition. Top three winners received gift vouchers worth AED 10,000, AED 5,000 and AED 3,000, respectively, while two other highly commended entries received AED 1,000 each.
The winners are:
Ayesha Mansool, Amity University
Maimuna Rashid, Amity University
Mirna Nasser, Ajman University
Laian Khalid, Sharjah University
Lena King, American University of Dubai
All students were asked to use the theme ‘I love UAE’ and design a 2XL ......read more
Canadian pipeline disruption sends WTI crude to a two-year high
Copper is being supported by a mining strikes in Peru and Chile
Gold gets a boost from a dovish FOMC and a stronger yen
Opec meeting on November 30 to determine the direction of oil
By Ole Hansen
A pipeline disruption is sending WTI crude oil to a two-year high, strike action in South America is supporting copper, a dovish FOMC and a stronger yen are supporting gold and a mild beginning to the US winter is sending natural gas lower. These are some of the key commodities driver currently ahead of the important Opec meeting on November 30.
US supply disruption supporting oil ahead of key Opec meeting
WTI crude oil reached a two-year high after TransCanada cut deliveries through its Keystone pipeline from Alberta in Canada to the US. This ......read more
Sultan Bin Sulayem: Achieving another important step forward in supporting Smart Dubai initiative
Dubai, UAE, 25 November 2017: Dubai Trade, the single window for cross-border trade and a DP World company, has implemented the ISO 18295-1:2017 standard in its Customer Contact Centre. It is one of the first organisations in the world to implement the standard which was launched in July detailing the service requirements for such facilities and complements Dubai Trade’s integrated electronic and smart platforms on its portal www.dubaitrade.ae and its smart applications Tradeshield and LogiGate.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World, said: "We are committed to supporting smart trade, which helps businesses connect to their markets, especially in logistics. Our customers can ......read more
402MW Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm now supplying 410,000 UK homes, displacing 893,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually
Flagship project delivered ahead of schedule; significant cost efficiencies achieved
Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company a 35% shareholder in Dudgeon alongside Statoil (35%) and Statkraft (30%)
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, today inaugurated its third wind farm in the United Kingdom, bringing the combined power generating capacity of all three projects to 1 gigawatt (GW) – enough clean energy to supply nearly 1 million homes.
Together with its partners Statoil and Statkraft of Norway, Masdar staged the official “switch on” of the 402-megawatt (MW) Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm, located 32 kilometres off the Norfolk coast in ......read more
Visit the IKEA exhibition at the heart of Dubai Design Week, inspiring celebration and play
Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2017: IKEA, the much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, has created a grand exhibition, inspired by a magical playhouse fantasia, which is now open to the public at Dubai Design District. Kicking off Dubai Design Week on November 14th and open until November 25th, visitors will be taken on a journey from wishing trees to topsy turvy illusions.
Whether children or adults, IKEA wants to remind the nation of the little things in life that matter, that good things can happen if you say yes to more fun! IKEA recently conducted its third global Play Report, exploring the importance of play for adults as well as children. The findings showed that play is a tool for people to sustain a healthy life, ......read more
Also collects awards for start-up support, R&D investment and facilities upgrades
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; November 21, 2017: Masdar City has been named “Best Free Zone for Start Up Support” by the Financial Times and has collected three other prestigious global awards.
The Global Free Zone of the Year Awards hosted by the FT’s fDi Magazine are among the most high-profile awards in the free zone sector, with approximately 65 free zones entering this year’s competition. This is Masdar City’s second consecutive year receiving awards.
In addition to the Best Free Zone for Start Up Support award, Masdar City took home awards for Best Free Zone for Renewable Energy, R&D Incentives and Facilities Upgrades. Now home to more than 500 companies, the ......read more
Dubai, UAE; November 21, 2017: UAE’s leading luxury furniture and home décor brand 2XL’s Prague tufted sofa set reminds one of the bygone eras. Its soft hues render a harmonious atmosphere to the living room. Hand-finishing tufted buttons accentuate the design of the sofa and each roll arm is punctuated with multiple buttons, adding to its elegance. A pair of solid front legs finish in classic walnut and antique glaze.
The coffee table in the collection features a modern design with merging rectangles.
According to Amit Yadav, Marketing Manager, 2XL: “This is the sofa for those who like the vintage look. Pairing it with a modern coffee table and side tables, creates a unique style. We also have beautiful chandeliers in store to go with the Prague sofa.”
Strong and durable, the frame is ......read more
The Hydrogen Council reveals first-of-a-kind study showing hydrogen’s contribution as a key pillar of the energy transition
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 21, 2017: As global leaders gathered at COP23 in Bonn, Germany, 18 key leaders in their industry verticals, united in the Hydrogen Council coalition, came together to launch first-ever globally quantified vision of the role of hydrogen, developed with support from McKinsey & Company. In addition to being a key pillar in the energy transition, the study shows that hydrogen has the potential to generate US$2.5 trillion worth of business, creating more than 30 million jobs by 2050.
Taking the Hydrogen Council’s vision for hydrogen to the next level, the study entitled ‘Hydrogen, scaling up’ outlines a comprehensive and quantified ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2017: Milano, an Italian company having a decade of experience in design, production and distribution of sanitary ware and faucets in the global market under Danube Group celebrated its 10th anniversary at JW Marriott Marquis hotel, Dubai on 17th of November 2017. Present on the occasion was Mr.Rizwan Sajan – Chairman and Founder Danube Group, Mr. Anis Sajan - Managing Director Danube group, dealers of the brand and other senior management of the group.
To mark this milestone, Milano organized its annual dealers meet and gave a preview of the new product portfolio, which included water purifier, DIY tiles and water heater. Additionally, announced a lucrative scheme for dealers in UAE. As per the deal, whoever achieves the desired target will get an opportunity for an all paid ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2017: Buying Christmas decorations for John Lewis must be one of the best jobs in the world. We are always developing new ideas to excite our customers, and this year we have travelled the world to bring together seven brand new decoration themes. Each of our themes is inspired by the fables and traditions of a particular country or region – Folklore takes its cue from Eastern European traditions, whilst Winter Palace tells the story of Russia’s Father Frost and his helper, the Snow Maiden. Being a lover of the great outdoors, my favourite theme this year is Into the Woods, which is set in the mossy, enchanted forests of Ireland.
This autumn our shops will take personalisation to the next level as we introduce Christmas Villages into a total of 11 locations, bringing together everything you ......read more
Quantum Eurostar, a leading accredited ESCO in the UAE, has signed an agreement with Etihad ESCO, the energy efficiency and saving arm of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority.
Dubai- November 21, 2017: Quantum Eurostar Energy Solutions Company (QESCO), a leading accredited ESCO in the UAE, announced ESCO projects in the UAE to undertake innovative energy management solutions projects. QESCO is a joint venture between the EUROSTAR Group, the leading technology innovator in the Middle East and Quantum, an Italian Energy Expert Company.
QESCO has also signed a major eight-year period contract with Etihad ESCO, the energy efficiency and saving arm of DEWA. Quantum Eurostar will provide energy saving solutions to some of Dubai’s iconic golf courses – Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Emirates Golf Club and Dubai ......read more
Mina Rashid to harbor 5,000 luxury yachts and boats
Dubai – 20 November 2017: His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurated today the new Mina Rashid Marina: “Marinas” which will harbor 5,000 yachts and boats and will accommodate 20,000 in the next few years. It is expected to be a new world class touristic maritime and entertainment attraction.
The project, which is carried out by P&O, part of DP World, stretches over 13 square kms and features a number of facilities including an integrated entertainment city: Marina Cube.
His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum toured the place accompanied by Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC). His Highness listened ......read more
40 new brands including Siemens, SMEG, Gaggenau, Zanussi, Wolf Power and Terim will be among key offerings at Better Life
Dubai, UAE (November 19, 2017): Better Life, one of the leading home appliance retailers in the UAE and a division of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC today announced the launch of an ambitious new retail strategy focused on kitchen appliances to offer a wide variety of options to consumers that meet the requirements of contemporary UAE lifestyles. The strategy aims to provide greater convenience to customers while enhancing the overall look and feel of their kitchens.
As part of its focus on kitchen appliances, Better Life has significantly expanded its product portfolio with 40 new brands added to its retail mix. Siemens, Gaggenau, SMEG, Zanussi, Wolf Power and Terim will be among the key multinational ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 11th June, 2017: Continuing to raise awareness of its services with international markets, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) participated in the International Bar Association (IBA) Maritime and Transport Law Conference, from 7th to 8th June at Rio de Janeiro.
Presented by the IBA Maritime and Transport Law Committee, supported by the ICA Latin American Regional Forum, the 2017 Conference focused topics related to changes in the maritime sector including legal challenges supporting the changes.
As part of the Centre’s attendance, EMAC ......read more
The three themed ‘Ramadan’ inspired palette is set to trend across the region
Dubai, June 11, 2017: Caparol Paints, a global provider of German paint and coating solutions, has unveiled a new range of painting innovation for the region. The Ramadan 2017 collection is poised to be Caparol’s finest Arabian aesthetic impact for walls of residential and commercial properties. The new collection caters to the aesthetic and climatic needs of the Middle Eastern consumers, in addition to giving a glimpse of the Arabian culture during the holy month of ......read more
Dubai, UAE (June 10, 2017) – Better Life, one of the leading home appliance retailers in the United Arab Emirates and a division of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC has lent its support to generous volunteers who are ready to share their space and resources to assist workers and anyone else in need during the holy month of Ramadan. The initiative is part of a continuous CSR programme ‘Better Deeds’ launched by the company in the Year of Giving.
Better Deeds goal is to engage a wider audience and create community-based programmes that enhance social responsibility ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 8, 2017: Petrofac has secured a long-term Framework Agreement (FA) with Petroleum Development Oman PDO) for the provision of Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EP+Cm) Support Services for major oil and gas projects.
The Agreement, which is for ten years with an additional five-year option, builds upon a three-year programme of EP+Cm support contract delivery Petrofac has undertaken on behalf of PDO. Future projects undertaken through the FA will be supported by Petrofac’s Muscat office for technical delivery and to ensure sustainable ......read more
With meal preparation being an important part of the festive season, Panasonic’s MK-ZJ3500 and MK-ZJ2700 are designed for Middle East homes, says company spokesperson
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Panasonic introduces the latest made in Japan meat grinders, MK-ZJ3500 and MK-ZJ2700 to the regional market, as food preparation takes centre stage this festive season. Family kitchens across the region will have to rely on state-of-the-art products, and Panasonic’s two versatile meat grinders, pumping out 3500W and 2700W (maximum lock wattage) of grinding power will be a welcome ......read more
The new A.T. Kearney Energy Transition Institute will develop and share technological, economical, and forward-looking insights on energy transition
Dubai, 07 June, 2017 - In a world where energy consumption results in 66% of global greenhouse gas emissions, senior leaders in the public and private sectors need to find ways to navigate a rapidly changing energy landscape while meeting increased pressure to combat climate change and keep global warming below the 2o target, says A.T. Kearney.
“UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait offer large opportunities for the advancement of ......read more
The new service will allow Empower’s customers to know the outstanding balance and make the payment of their district cooling consumption bills at all ENBD ATMs and CDMs across the UAE.
Dubai, UAE, 7 June 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, launched payment facility for its customers through Emirates NBD (ENBD) bank’s ATMs and CDMs across the country. The new service is part of wider customer relation management (CRM) initiatives now being implemented by Empower.
The new service ......read more
NICEIC – British training and safety body for electrical contractors to help GCC authorities tackle high incidence of building fires caused by electrical faults
Dubai, UAE, 6th June 2017: - NICEIC, the UK’s electrical contracting industry’s independent voluntary regulatory body for electrical installation safety throughout the UK, is to establish a regional base in Dubai.
The expansion of NICEIC’s services comes after the introduction of Dubai’s new fire code in January 2017, which mandates third party independent inspections, strict accountability and a ......read more
Dubai, June 06, 2017: United Furniture, a leading furniture and furnishings brand in the UAE, has gone back in time with its latest collection of classic clocks.
The range of antique clocks resembles something out of a fairy-tale. It has styles that range from polished dark oak to light ash wood finishes, antique styled metal wall and retro round. The raw rustic frames add to the charming appeal of these clocks. The clocks are designed to enhance the best features in a home.
Commenting on the collection, Mr. Anup Ravindranath, Director, United Furniture, says, ......read more
Latest addition to IoT-enabled EcoStruxure™ architecture leverages advances in power distribution to improve operational and energy efficiency
Delivers safer, more reliable and efficient power in large and critical buildings and infrastructures
Simplifies building management, tracks and reduces energy costs and improves asset and maintenance efficiency in small and medium buildings
Dubai, UAE – June 05, 2017 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced the introduction of EcoStruxure Power, a digital ......read more
Port operator benefits from enhanced operational efficiency, customer service, cargo-handling capabilities
Sharjah-UAE: 31 May, 2017 – Port Canaveral, whose dedicated container terminal is operated by GT USA, the US arm of Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator, has joined the Southeast US In-transit Cold Treatment Pilot Program.
Launched by the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the pilot program allows direct import of select fruits and vegetables from South America ......read more
The meeting was held to review the assessment results of the introduction of district cooling in countries as Bosnia, Herzegovina, Chile, China, India, Serbia and Morocco among many others.
Dubai, UAE, 31 May 2017: With an aim to promote sustainable development of cities through energy efficiency, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, participated in the 3rd Annual Partners Meeting of the ‘Global District Energy in Cities’ initiative by United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 May 2017: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a company of global trade enabler DP World and a major destination for foreign direct investment in the Middle East, Africa and CIS states, registered 122 new companies from 33 countries during the first three months of 2017.
More than half (55 percent) of new companies were from the Middle East region, followed by 22 percent from Asia-Pacific , 16 percent from Europe, 4 percent from Africa and 3 percent from North America.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO DP World, said: “The number of ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 31 May, 2017: ADNOC Distribution has announced the opening of two new service stations in Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah, taking the total number of service stations in its UAE-wide network to 447: these include 347 stations dedicated to vehicles and boats and 100 stations serving specialised sectors.
The newly opened stations are the Tawazun service station in the Al Ajban area of Abu Dhabi and the Ras Al Khaimah Marine service station - a land and marine service station in Ras Al Khaimah.
Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, ......read more
May 31, 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority’s (DMCA) participation at the Nor-Shipping 2017 – the leading maritime event week, taking place from May 30 to June 2, 2017 in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, draws an unprecedented attention with its successive achievements building a maritime sector that supports sustainability and growth. The Authority’s presence at the event is well-timed as Dubai has recently been elected as the first Arab city to lead the region at par with top maritime leaders. Dubai ranked 5th among the world’s most ......read more
Open IIoT approach helps customers digitize and bring new levels of intelligence, decision making capabilities, productivity and efficiency across multiple industries
Next-generation System Platform 2017 sets new standard for operational excellence, situational awareness and actionable intelligence, can be built on any hardware or software regardless of age or manufacturer
Brings together industry’s broadest portfolio in one architecture to deliver end-to-end operational efficiency with more dynamic control for better business results
Dubai, UAE – ......read more
Special discounts on Panasonic products across all LuLu Hypermarkets and at Panasonic showroom this Ramadan in Bahrain
Manama, Bahrain: Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF) has an exclusive promotion in Bahrain to mark the Holy Month of Ramadan. Customers can now take advantage of the special discounts on a range of Panasonic cooking appliances across all Lulu stores and Panasonic showroom in Bahrain.
Panasonic is offering its valued customers fantastic cooking and food preparation appliances, at very special rates. Panasonic cooking appliances are user friendly, ......read more
Bayt.com’s latest poll reports that nearly two thirds of MENA respondents feel more productive during Ramadan
Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2017: Ramadan is a time for reflection, unity, sharing and generosity. It is a time that can bring out the best in people, whether during work or when spending time with friends and family. For professionals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the wonderful spirit of Ramadan is very much present in the workplace and the holy month comes with plenty of time to reflect and plan. According to the new “Ramadan in the Middle East and North ......read more
Al-Futtaim ACE have released some more exciting new products from their exclusive Ramadan collection.
ACE have some truly inspiring Ramadan products suitable for gifting, decorating and celebrating this Ramadan.
ACE Ramadan Collection
Living Space Urban Woooden Lantern with Metal Top (Beige) - Price: AED79
Living Space Country Side Wooden Lantern (Brown, White) - Price: AED89
Hammer Point Mirror (Silver) - Price: AED49
Metallic Purple Star Paper Lantern - Price: AED9
Golden Glamour Clock with Roman Numerals (Size: 40 x 4.2 x 69.5cm) - Price: AED199
Golden Glamour Photo ......read more
- Fuel Assemblies ready to generate emissions-free electricity to
power the UAE, pending regulatory approval -
- Transport process focused on protecting the integrity
and exacting standards of fuel assemblies -
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 May 2017: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) announced the successful receipt of the fuel assemblies required to generate electricity from Unit 1. The fuel assemblies are securely stored in Barakah until the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) approves the Operating ......read more
Global energy system creating more jobs in renewables than in fossil-fuel technologies
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 24 May 2017 — More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors affecting the renewable labour market.
“Falling costs and enabling policies have steadily ......read more
innogy International Middle East and Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (Dubai Carbon) to develop Rooftop PV Projects in Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai’s vision and the UAE Vision 2021, it is evident that Dubai and the UAE are at the forefront of sustainable development in the region. With the ambitious targets of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, the Demand Side Management programme and the Shams Dubai regime, ......read more
AED 80 billion regional facility management industry in immediate need of regulation and standardized best practices; say’s company spokesperson
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Middle East Consultancy Association (MECA), having launched in the UAE market, now offers the country’s cleaning, hygiene, and facility management industry much needed regulations and standardized best practices. MECA aims to play a prominent role in the region, helping to vitalise the Middle East’s cleaning and hygiene industry expecting to see a grow of 275% by 2020.
The region’s ......read more
Agency plans future work to drive sustainable energy revolution
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 23 May 2017 — More than 300 high-level government representatives from 110 countries and the European Union — the largest number ever represented at an IRENA Council meeting — gathered today in Abu Dhabi to attend the 13th Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). At the outset of the meeting, the Council elected H.E. Mr. Li Fanrong, Deputy Administrator of the National Energy Administration of China as Chair of the meeting and Colombia as Vice-Chair.
“In our ......read more
Renowned Saudi designer unveils a Quran Stand as the first product from this new collection.
Dubai, May 2017: AYA The Art of Living, a distinctive Saudi product and furniture designer, launches the innovative Quran Stand this Ramadan. This new product represents the first from a new line, ‘The Alef Collection’. The Alef Collection is a yearly Ramadan Capsule Collection with a range of products that celebrates and re-contextualizes heritage whilst adding a festive spirit, educational innovations, and a reconnection to Islamic icons for children and adults during the ......read more
-Over 25% of successors think they will lose market share to new entrants
23 May, 2017 – Of the next generation of leaders of family-owned businesses interviewed by Deloitte, 46% expects that the market in which they operate will face disruption in the next two to three years. 27% also expects to lose market share to new entrants. These are the results of Deloitte’s NextGen Survey.
Deloitte talked to 268 family-owned businesses and discussed specific challenges such as succession but also growth, strategy and the speed with markets change nowadays.
“The global ......read more
LG Connected Appliances Work with the Google Assistant on Google Home To Deliver Easy, Immediate Connectivity and Convenience
Dubai, May 22, 2017: At Google I/O, LG Electronics (LG) announced a lineup of smart appliances that are fully compatible with the Google Assistant on Google Home, ushering in cutting-edge connectivity and convenience for today’s smart home. Google Home services will begin rolling out this month in the United States on LG’s premium portfolio of connected smart devices, including the LG SIGNATURE brand washing machine and dryer, refrigerator, oven ......read more
Dubai, UAE 22 May 2017 – GAC Dubai’s commitment to quality and food safety has earned it ISO 22000:2005 accreditation. Certification comes after a stringent DNV audit which confirmed the company’s compliance with the internationally recognised standard.
It builds on the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system implemented across GAC Dubai since 1996, and incorporates the principles of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) - covering the storage and distribution of perishable food.
Distribution Centre Manager, Richard Potts says, “GAC ......read more
Endorsed by DDFC, the 27th edition of the MENA region’s biggest interiors exhibition will showcase innovative design works by emerging local talent as part of Tanween by Tashkeel
Dubai, 21st May 2017: Aligned with its mandate to support regional and local talent, the Dubai Design & Fashion Council (DDFC) announces its participation in INDEX Design Series, featuring innovative, relevant, desirable and functional design projects as part of the Tanween programme by Tashkeel. The Middle East & North Africa’s prime interiors show will bring together 40,000 interior ......read more
21 companies support training Emirati workforce of the future
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 May 2017: Five new global companies have signed up to be part of Jafza’s Tumoohi programme that provides UAE Nationals with work experience and employment opportunities.
DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem signed a series of agreements with Michelin, Danube Group, Transworld Logistics, Conares and Al Dobowi recently bringing the total number of companies participating in the programme to 21.
The Five new companies join industry leaders such as ......read more
Sunday, May 21, 2017 (Sharjah) - Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) have signed a full Gas Sales Agreement (GSA) targeting the supply of Natural Gas for power generation in the Emirate of Sharjah. The Agreement was signed by Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Petroleum Council and President of SNOC and Dr. Rashid Alleem, Chairman of SEWA.
SNOC, in a Joint Venture with its partner Uniper, will organise the importation of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) into the Port of Hamriyah in the Emirate of Sharjah in ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 18,2017: The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, switched on today the newly constructed solar plant in Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp. Funded by the IKEA Foundation’s Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign, the solar farm has brought power to a population that lived for two years without electricity and will contribute to the Jordan national energy strategy to achieve a green economy by 2020.
The 2-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) plant provides electricity to 20,000 Syrian refugees living in almost 5,000 shelters in Azraq camp, covering the energy needs of the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 18,2017: West Elm launches the new summer collection that takes inspiration from a number of elements. With over xx pieces of fine artistic craftsmanship, the new collection is available at all West Elm stores across the Middle East.
This season, styled furniture including chairs, tables and dining sets add a stylish edge, quirky character and individual charm to any space. West Elm’s distinctive style takes inspiration from architecture, machinery and sense of art. They combine metals with reclaimed woods and vintage materials to create chic individual pieces ......read more
Ras Al Khaimah, May 17th 2017: Saqr Port Authority, which manages the largest bulk-handling port in the middle East, has taken a further step in its planned capacity expansion by signing a deal with Dutch Shipbuilding and Engineering Conglomerate Damen Group for the delivery of a new ASD 2913 tug.
The announcement comes in quick succession of Saqr Port’s recently publicised deal with German machinery manufacturer Liebherr Maritime for two Liebherr LHM 800 mobile harbour cranes. Both contracts have been signed in support of Saqr Port’s plans to establish new berths ......read more
May 17, 2017. United Arab Emirates: UBM plc, an events first organisation with over 300 marketing-leading B2B events a year, has opened its first dedicated UBM office in Dubai. UBM plc acquired the Seatrade portfolio in 2014 and the full complement of Seatrade staff now operate from UBM's new offices in Publishing Pavilion, Dubai Production City, Dubai, UAE - after more than 10 years based in Al Jaddaf under the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA).
Present during the inaugural ceremony of the new office were top UBM executives and local government officials, which included ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 17 May, 2017: ADNOC Distribution announced the opening of two new Xpress stations, marking the completion of the phase one of the construction of its Xpress station network. Launched to serve the most congested areas and roads in Abu Dhabi city and its suburbs, the Xpress station concept focuses exclusively on petrol fuelling services. A total of 10 stations have now been opened under phase one of the project.
The newly opened stations include Al Zahiyah station, located behind Abu Dhabi Distribution Company on Al Falah Street Abu Dhabi, and Al Raha station, located near ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 17 May 2017 – The Zayed Future Energy Prize last night hosted a special reception for ambassadors from more than 30 countries to encourage international support for its upcoming 10th Anniversary edition. The event, hosted at the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Masdar City, brought together diplomats as well as representatives from Abu Dhabi’s leading sustainability organisations.
Guests were welcomed by Mohammad Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, who thanked the diplomatic community in the UAE for their ......read more
Mr Bin Sulayem visit Electric Way cables and electrical services center
Dubai, May 17, 2017:
DP World and its industrial park operator NIP (National Industries Park) will continue to back the Dubai Plan 2021 and play a key role in enhancing the Emirate’s position as a leading economic, industrial and commercial hub according to Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.
Mr. Bin Sulayem’s remarks came during a visit to Electric Way, one of the largest suppliers of electric power cables and construction supplies in the region, which recently ......read more
- H.E. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources opens Honeywell Oil & Gas Technologies Symposium in Cairo
- Honeywell Connected Plant solutions to enable Egypt to capitalize on full potential of its oil and gas reserves
Dubai, UAE - May 16, 2017 – Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and cloud-based solutions will be key driving forces for the development of Egypt’s oil and gas sector. That was the message delivered and showcased at the Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Oil & Gas Technologies Symposium, held ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 16 May, 2017: Home Centre, the region's leading home retailer, is set to launch a limited-edition Ramadan collection in collaboration with Mawaheb from Beautiful People.
Mawaheb is an art studio for people with special needs aged 16 years and above, located in Dubai’s culturally rich historical neighbourhood of Al Fahidi, popularly known as Al Bastakiya. Reflecting the key message of ‘Year of Giving' in UAE, the launch of the collection is aligned with Home Centre’s aim to promote local talent and give them wider recognition for their ......read more
Fully-fledged services included pre-building design development, construction and transportation
Abu Dhabi, UAE 16 May 2017: GAC Abu Dhabi has completed the preparation, construction and relocation of a logistics base dedicated to supporting Paragon Offshore's operations.
The global drilling services provider entrusted the handling of the entire project to establish the new base to GAC. That included: designing the plot and layout of the base; obtaining all necessary approvals to developing a storage facility; arranging renovation works; and relocating all cargo from ......read more
In conjunction with Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Team
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 May 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, in conjunction with Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Team, is preparing to conduct an “Emergency Response for Maritime Transport Accidents” in Zayed Port on May 17, 2017. The exercise aims to enhance communication and joint planning for emergency response and crisis management with participating ......read more
- ISA UAE Automation Conference and Exhibition 2017 set to analyze challenges and opportunities for UAE’s oil and gas sector
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 May 2017: Oil and gas leaders from across the UAE are set to come together in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, 16 May, as part of the 2nd ISA UAE Automation Conference and Exhibition 2017 to discuss automation and digitization enabled efficiency and growth opportunities for the country’s process industries.
Organized by DMS Global in partnership with the International Society of Automation ......read more
Dubai, 15 May 2017: The new Ramadan collection from the Swedish home furnishing retailer IKEA, also called the HEMMAFEST collection, is all about the tranquillity of the Holy Month of Ramadan. It aims to inspire everyone to get together for much-awaited celebrations with family and friends.
Among many homes across the region, this spiritual month is a time for remembering and reviving traditional routines. It is also the season to spend quality time with loved ones, devour delicious home-cooked food, and of course, refresh the home décor into a very festive Ramadan look.
The ......read more
May 15, 2017: Milaha, a Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics conglomerate, has launched a door-to-door shipping service between Qatar and UAE, and vice versa. Mainly targeting SMEs in the automotive spare parts, fashion retail, and the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sectors, Milaha will use its own marine transport assets and logistics infrastructure to fulfil the service.
The service is part of the company’s strategy to be a one-stop shop for its partners’ shipping and logistics requirements. The frequency of the service will initially be weekly, and it will ......read more
‘SGI Dubai 2018’ show will be held from January 14th to 16th at the Dubai World Trade Centre
Dubai, UAE, May 15th, 2017: International Expo Consults (IEC) part of Falak Holding, stated that Epson a prominent SGI Dubai exhibitor has confirmed its presence at SGI Dubai 2018. From printing the most intricate photograph to the most precise architectural drawing, Epson has focused on developing imaging technology. The ‘SGI Dubai 2018’ show will be held from January 14th to 16th at the Halls 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 within the Dubai World Trade Centre.
SGI Dubai is one ......read more
HE Dr Ahmed Al Futaisi, MoTC, officially opens new Port facilities
Auto Gate will make shipments at SOHAR faster and more secure
Huge infrastructure investments are creating a major regional hub
As the world’s leading port network, Hutchison Ports is no stranger to significant infrastructure investments or world-leading technologies. As the container terminal operator at SOHAR Port in Oman, Hutchison is taking its next bold step towards modernisation and full automation, with the launch of its new Auto Gate system at Terminal C. The Terminal already features ......read more
Forum Emphasized Customer Service Excellence as Vital to Global Reach
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 14 May 2017 - Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD), organised its second annual partner forum with its stakeholders and key customers.
Held at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, the forum discussed challenges and opportunities in a transparent and constructive setting and identified improvement areas to support economic diversification in line with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision. With key ......read more
DUBAI, May 14, 2017 — Home ownership is a sign of success and is a desire for many individuals and families around the globe. And residents of the GCC countries are no different. But when the move happens, the house is no longer a dream. It is a new-founded reality that homeowners often wish to perfect by ensuring the new home is smarter and more connected.
While the home has always been a place where families could escape from the pressures of the world, modern technology is transforming the definition of a “good, safe, secure home” to something ......read more
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