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Dubai Cares announces new education commitment at UNESCO's 40th General Conference in Paris

• Dubai Cares to facilitate refugees’ and migrants’ access to higher education and employment opportunities in Iraq and Colombia • Dubai Cares’ highlights its efforts in support of Capacity Development for Education Program (CapED) at UNESCO’s Ministerial Breakfast Meeting      Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 18 November, 2019:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, joined UNESCO's Member States and Associate Members, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for a series of high-level meetings and events during the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) 40th General Conference, which is taking place from November 12 to 27 at UNESCO’s Headquarters in ......read more

Perfect Stocking Fillers from Marks & Spencer

Dubai, UAE - November 18, 2019:  Explore Marks & Spencer’s edit of pocket-sized presents, perfect for stocking fillers. From novelty socks, shower gel gift sets and fragrant room diffusers to candles and super soft lip balms, Marks & Spencer has the perfect gift for the whole family this Christmas!   FOR HER   Finding the perfect present for her is no easy feat— but Marks & Spencer is here to make the process a little easier. From must-have beauty products to leave her feeling nourished and rejuivinated to scented candles and diffusers to add that finishing touch to any home – Marks & Spencer has rounded up all the best holiday gifts which are sure to delight. FOR KIDS   There is nothing cuter than seeing the excitement on a child's face while they tear into gifts early ......read more

H.E. Al Ghurair: Dubai's Non-Oil Trade with Africa to Exceed AED 1 Trillion by End of 2019

 Global Business Forum Africa Kicks off 5th edition in Dubai  Dubai’s non-oil trade with the continent stood at AED 926 billion in the 2011-2018 period  Dubai is Africa’s gateway to new markets, building on its strong presence on the global economy map and its role in advancing international trade  GBF Africa has become a leading platform for expanding UAE-Africa economic cooperation and forging partnerships   Africa is a market of strategic importance to Dubai and a key focus of Dubai Chamber global expansion strategy   Dubai is well-equipped to support and drive the next phase of Africa’s growth and development   Dubai, UAE - November 18, 2019:  Dubai’s non-oil trade with Africa will exceed AED 1 trillion for the period extending from 2011 ......read more

Rajdhani Street Launches A New Street Food Menu with a Tempting Twist

November 18, 2019:   The popular Indian street food restaurant RAJDHANI STREET is celebrating the festive season and the arrival of new year 2020 ahead with the launch of its brand-new menu that features new Indian street food delicacies with a very unique and tempting spin from 14th November 2019 onwards. The lip-smacking new street delicacies have been picked up from different states of India, and the chefs at RAJDHANI STREET have given a western spin to some and an inter-state fusion twist to others creating an ultimate sensational experience for street food lovers.  Menu highlights include:  Damru Paan, a refreshing fusion of Lucknow's Paan shot and milkshake Jack Fruit Milk Shake, a fusion between a classic tropical fruit from Mangalore and a western milkshake Khakra Nachos, a fusion ......read more

ADX Achieves 99% in Disclosure Compliance of 3rd Quarter 2019 Financial Statements

Abu Dhabi, 18th November 2019:  Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) announced that it has succeeded in achieving a compliance rate of 99% regarding the disclosure of the 3rd quarter financial statements of its listed public joint stock companies within the deadline of 45 days from the end of the financial period 30th of September 2019. 63 out of 64, local and foreign, public listed companies disclosed their 3rd Quarter financial statements for 2019 within the 45 days period given.  It is worthy to note that the highest recorded increase in companies’ profits was in the Services Sector with an increase of 10.81%, followed by the Energy Sector with an increase of 5.47%, and then the Banking sector with 3.56% On this occasion, ADX stated that the collaboration between the Exchange and its listed companies has always ......read more

Dubai Airshow Welcomes the World

Exhibitors praise global reach of show       Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 18, 2019:   Exhibitors from around the world praised the global reach of Dubai Airshow and welcomed it as an opportunity to build partnerships globally. Representatives from 117 countries were present on the first day with exhibitors reporting a lively opening to this year’s event.    For the first time, India had its own country pavilion, and exhibitors from places such as the USA and Korea also made their first appearance at the show. Ukraine, Poland, Russia, France, the UK, Saudi Arabia and China were among the other countries represented.     Seattle Aviation Solutions (SAS) President Kirby Smith said the company had had a busy first day on its stand. “A lot of great ......read more

Henkel's Forscherwelt Science Lab Now Open in Dubai's Children's City

The inauguration held earlier today was attended by Talib AbdulKareem Jilfar, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Services Sector and Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board and the Shareholders’ Committee of Henkel   UAE, Dubai, 18 November 2019:  Earlier today, Henkel, in partnership with Dubai Municipality’s Children’s City officially inaugurated its first permanent Forscherwelt (Researchers’ World) Science Lab for children in Dubai. It was attended by Talib AbdulKareem Jilfar, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Services Sector; Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board and the Shareholders’ Committee of Henkel; Holger Mahnicke, German Consul General and Mustafa İlker Kılıç Turkish Consul General.  The new, purpose-build ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre signs Memorandum of Understanding with United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

Dubai, UAE, 18th November 2019:   The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), to promote international cooperation in the exploration and peaceful uses of outer space. This took place on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow 2019, one of the world’s largest events in the aerospace industry, bringing together the leading aerospace and defence industries regionally and globally, from 17 to 21 November 2019. The MoU was signed by His Excellency Yousuf Hamad AlShaibani, Director General of MBRSC, and Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of UNOOSA. After signing the MoU, AlShaibani gifted Di Pippo the UAE flag, ‘Zayed’s Ambition’ logo, MBRSC’s logo, and the UN logo, that were carried by the first ......read more

Etihad and Boeing Unveil the ‘Etihad Greenliner', to Explore ‘blue Sky' Opportunities to Cut Co2 Emissions

 Themed Boeing 787 to assist in researching sustainability initiatives  Etihad to operate Boeing 787 ‘eco flight’ from Abu Dhabi to Brussels  Airline urges whole of industry to collaborate on reducing CO2    United Arab Emirates - November 18, 2019:    Etihad Airways and Boeing today announced a first-of-its-kind ‘eco partnership’, in which a specially-themed Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be used to test products, procedures and initiatives designed to reduce aircraft carbon emissions.     The ‘Etihad Greenliner’, to be introduced early next year, will be used by both companies to explore and assess environmental sustainability initiatives while the aircraft operates scheduled services across the airline’s network. Other ......read more

Robinsons Ultimate Beauty Gift Guide

From luxurious eyeshadow pallets to ultra-luxe setting mists, Robinsons has the perfect beauty gifts which are sure to delight this Christmas.   Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 18, 2019:    Get ready to party with the Lancôme Hypnose Palette, which comes in seven fabulous colourways. From romantic mauves and classic bronzes to smoky shades and vivid pops of colour – this collection is a must-have this season. Or give the gift of fabulous lashes with Lancôme’s Monsieur Big’s Waterproof Mascara, which lends up to 12x more volume to the lashes and easily glides on for the darkest intensity possible. Give your eyes a pop of colour with Yves Saint Laurent’s eyeshadow singles in the prettiest shades of gold, shimmering silver and intense purple for added glamour.   Invest in pre-makeup ......read more

dans strongly participating in Dubai Airshow

dans focuses on technology to enhance safety and efficiency of airports Aviation growth expected to increase in the run-up to Expo 2020   Dubai, November 18, 2019:   The Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans), the air navigation services provider and air traffic control for Dubai and Northern Emirates, has increased its presence at the 16th edition of Dubai Airshow 2019. In line with the theme of the Airshow ‘Dedicated to Connecting People’, Dans is showcasing its entire gamut of services focussed on technology to enhance safety and efficiency of airports and aviation services. “Our emphasis this time is providing better service to our clients with the best technology to enhance efficiency and reduce cost of operations and at the same time ensure the superiority of safety and security. ......read more

Airbus inspired by nature to boost aircraft environmental performance

@Airbus #innovation #sustainability #Decarbonisation #WeMakeItFly     Dubai, 18 November 2019 – Airbus has unveiled fello’fly, its latest demonstrator project inspired by biomimicry*, that is set to boost the environmental performance of commercial aircraft and make a significant impact on emissions reduction for the aviation industry.   Airbus’ fello’fly project aims to demonstrate the technical, operational and commercial viability of two aircraft flying together for long-haul flights.    Through fello’fly, a follower aircraft will retrieve the energy lost by the wake of a leader aircraft, by flying in the smooth updraft of air it creates. This provides lift to the follower aircraft allowing it to decrease engine thrust and therefore reduce fuel consumption in the range ......read more

Italian Aerospace Technologies Highlighted at Dubai Airshow

UAE, Dubai; 18 November 2019:  The Italian Trade Agency pavilion at the 2019 edition of the Dubai Airshow, the bi-annual exhibition dedicated to the aerospace industry, was officially opened. In attendance were the government officials, Nicola Lener, the Ambassador of Italy to the UAE, Valentina Setta, Consul General of Italy in the UAE, and Amedeo Scarpa, Italian Trade Commissioner to the UAE, Oman and Pakistan. They were also joined by representatives from the Secretariat General of Defense and National Armaments Directorate, a government organisation representing the Italian defense industry internationally. Around 40 Italian companies are participating in the Dubai Airshow which runs until 21 November at the Dubai World Central. The Italian Trade Agency supports nine of these highly specialised Italian manufacturers ......read more

Ahmad Bin Shafar receives global recognition for his efforts in district cooling

Dubai, UAE, 18th November 2019:   Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, attended a Gala Dinner organized by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) at Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai. A delegation from ASHRAE, led by Daryl K. Boyce, President of ASHRAE Society and included Dr. Ahmed Alaa, RAL Director of ASHRAE, Farooq Mahboob, Vice President of ASHRAE, Hassan Younes, member of ASHRAE and President of Falcon Chapter, and Tim Wentz, Presidential Member and Former President of ASHRAE Society as well as ASHRAE employees and partners were attended in the Gala dinner.  Prior to the Gala Dinner, Boyce presented an award to Bin Shafar, in ......read more

Tween girl fashion brand Justice opens new concept store in Mall of the Emirates

Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 18, 2019:   Justice, the specialty fashion and accessories retailer for tween girls, has opened its 10th concept store in the UAE in the Mall of the Emirates, showcasing the latest trends in jackets, sleepwear, active wear and backpacks. Justice promotes a positive sense of self for girls and encourages them to try something new every day through six core values – Live connected, Live creatively, Live positively, Live smart, Live Active and Live Together. Girls can discover a range of clothing, including trendy jackets and coats at the new store. The jackets have a removable faux fur hood trim, are water resistant and come with Justice-branded pull tags and hood lining. The Sleepwear collection ranges from super cute one-piece sleep outfits with glittering details, to character ......read more

A Charming New Aigner Update

November 18, 2019:    Aigner debuts a spectacular new collection of accessories that is radically different from the understated aesthetic candor that the brand is world renowned for. In what could be touted as a first for the brand, the collection is imbued with youth and versatility to bring an edition of runway-worthy everyday accessories.  Each jewellery, designed to make a lasting statement includes a variety of styles from asymmetrical and mismatched earrings to a delicious dose of charms. With layered necklaces and stacked up rings, this is a collection that is dedicatedly designed for the AIGNER woman: who is fearless in her choices and ways.  Beckoning a new era of creativity, the jewellery is the perfect union between traditional aesthetics and modern outlooks. The collection boldly experiments with ......read more

Strata Expands International Partner Network With Premium Aerotec Collaboration

The Al Ain-based aero-structure manufacturer and Germany-based aerospace manufacturer sign five-year MoU    Al Ain, UAE – 18 November, 2019:   Strata Manufacturing (Strata), the advanced composite aero-structures manufacturing company wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Premium AEROTEC, the German aerospace manufacturing leader, for the supply of metallic bonded and ‘computer numerical control’ (CNC) machined detail aircraft parts. The MoU, signed during Dubai Airshow, covers a duration of five years with Premium AEROTEC due to deliver its first shipment of complex metallic CNC machined detail aircraft parts to Strata’s world-class Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park production facility in January next year. The ......read more

Arabian Automobiles INFINITI Presents Best-in-Grade Offers

Dubai, UAE, 18 November 2019:   Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for INFINITI in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, is strengthening its commitment to customer happiness by introducing a host of benefits on select models through the month of November.   Car buyers looking for the best-in-grade vehicles are being granted attractive monthly installments and will also take advantage of the following deals on their desired models*:   • Q50: Enthusiasts seeking raw power under their hood can own a car equipped with a 300 horsepower, 3.0 twin-turbo engine for only AED 1,799 per month. With perfected engineering and an exceptional price point, the Q50 represents the best deal in its grade across all brands in the market.   • ......read more

14th global edition of Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is now open

• Al-Futtaim Toyota invites young artists to shape the future of mobility • 6.2 million children from 100 countries have taken part      Dubai, UAE, November 18, 2019:   Ready, set, paint – the 14th annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is set to get off to a strong start with entries from children now being accepted across the UAE.    The 6th local edition of this international competition will see children from around the UAE once again shape the future of mobility through their youthful creativity, by joining over 6.2 million children from more than 100 countries who have taken part in this initiative since 2004.   Open to participants 15 years of age and below, the contest invites children to imagine the best problem-solving car in the world, as part of a ......read more

Emirates announces US$ 16 billion order for 50 A350 XWBs at Dubai Airshow

Fleet investment strengthens airline’s business model, and signals confidence in Dubai and UAE’s strategy of international connectivity    Dubai, UAE, 18 November 2019:   Emirates, the world's largest international airline, today announced a firm order for 50 A350-900 XWB aircraft worth US$ 16 billion (AED 58.7 billion) at list prices at the Dubai Airshow 2019. Powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, delivery of the first Emirates A350 XWB is expected in May 2023, and will continue until 2028.   HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates Chairman and Chief Executive, signed the deal with Guillaume Faury, Chief Executive Officer from Airbus.   This purchase agreement replaces the heads of agreement signed in February where Emirates announced its intent to purchase 30 ......read more

Horizon International Flight Academy Signs Purchase Agreement for 12 Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Helicopters

Horizon International Flight Academy will become the largest operator of Bell 505 trainer helicopters in the world.   Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 18, 2019:   Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, has announced the signature of a purchase agreement with Horizon International Flight Academy for 12 Bell 505 helicopters. Based at Al Ain International Airport Zone and purpose-built for flight training, Horizon International Flight Academy uses their Bell only fleet to provide unparalleled flight training to local and international students for the civilian and military sector. Hareb Thani Al Dhaheri, chief executive officer, Horizon, stated, “By introducing the single-engine glass cockpits, the fleet will enable us to meet the latest technology needs of aspiring pilots and will prepare ......read more

Top 10 Stocking Fillers for your Beauty Fanatic Friends

Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 18, 2019:  As the festive season is fast approaching, we bring you a little helping hand with a range of stocking fillers and gift ideas perfect for your beauty obsessed loved ones!   1. Lottie London - 12 Days of Slay - AED120 Available from - Faces   3. Bubble T - Set of 3 x Hand Creams - AED35 Available from - www.beautysolutions-me.com   4. Kocostar - Slice Mask Bundle - AED75 or AED16/31 individually  Available from - www.beautysolutions-me.com   5. Pestle & Mortar - Balance Facial Mist 30ml - AED85 Available from - Faces   6. Patchology - Illuminate FlashMasque - AED49 Available from Harvey Nichols Dubai   7. Salt by Hendrix - Bath Salts - Ylang Ylang & French Clay - AED59.40 Available from - ......read more

Dubai Customs celebrates World Quality Day 2019

Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 18, 2019:    Dubai Customs enhanced its leading position and crowned its incessant efforts towards more excellence and quality work by recently winning the innovation award, with a 6-star rating from EFQM Global Excellence Award in Finland scoring 700 points; the highest mark among all participating organizations. Dubai Customs is the first customs organization in the world to win this reputable global award. Dubai Customs has recently launched the Governance in Customs project to ensure highest level of transparency and credibility in its procedures and transactions, and now it is certified to 14 international standards in quality, EHS (environment, health safety), CSR, IT, client happiness, excellence and innovation.   The Strategy and Corporate Excellence Department at ......read more

Gennaro Esposito Receives “Michelin Chef Mentor 2020” Prize Awarded By Eberhard & Co.

Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 18, 2019:    The MICHELIN Guide is the definitive resource for assessing the quality of restaurants and hotels at a national and international level. On the occasion of the unveiling of the 2020 edition, the “Michelin Chef Mentor Italy 2020” Prize was awarded by Eberhard & Co. to Gennaro Esposito, who has demonstrated an exceptional natural ability in sharing his knowledge and in training, developing and promoting new generations of chefs. Mario Peserico, General Manager of Eberhard & Co., presented the award to the chef whose brilliant career has made the Torre del Saracino in Vico Equense (Naples) famous. The restaurant has produced some of the top new talents, to whom Esposito was able to convey his thinking that “results are the fruit of mental order, which ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre takes part in Dubai Airshow 2019

Dubai, UAE, 17th November 2019:   The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) took part in the Dubai Airshow 2019, one of the world’s largest events in the aerospace industry, bringing together the leading aerospace and defense industries regionally and globally, from 17 to 21 November. Students and other attendees interested in the space sector, visited the UAE Space Pavilion at the Dubai Airshow 2019. The pavilion reviewed the UAE’s achievements in this field, its future plans, and the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s vision for the country’s space sector. Day 1 of the Dubai Airshow was attended by His Excellency Hamad Obaid AlMansoori, Chairman of MBRSC, His Excellency Yousuf Hamad AlShaibani, Director General of MBRSC, Salem AlMarri, Head of the UAE Astronaut Programme, and Hazzaa ......read more

Dubai Airshow 2019 Off to a Flying Start

Event set to welcome more than 87,000 visitors over the next five days       Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 18, 2019:   Dubai Airshow 2019 was officially opened this afternoon, Sunday 17 November, by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces.    Also in attendance was Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who joined his father for the start of an inaugural tour of the site, set to welcome 1,288 exhibitors and more than 87,000 trade visitors over the next five days.   Joined by Michele van Akelijen, Managing Director of Dubai Airshow ......read more

Festive Fashion and Gifting Options - Steve Madden

Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 17, 2019:   It’s that time of the year again, when you start shopping for yourself and your loved ones. But this sure isn’t an easy feat. Electric, enigmatic, authentic! Celebrate this festive season with Steve Madden.   They’ve got you covered with the perfect fashion and gifting options for men, women and not to forget the fashionable little women too.  Get soirée ready and take your look from simple to smashing   with these statement picks from Madden.   

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KPMG Lower Gulf supports Emirates NBD Unity Run

Dubai, 17 November 2019:   KPMG Lower Gulf was the bronze sponsor of the 4th edition of the Unity Run organized by Emirates NBD to mark the UAE Year of Tolerance and the grand finale of the Dubai Fitness Challenge. The event encouraged everyone to walk and run for unity in diversity to support people of determination. A total of 80 KPMG Lower Gulf staff were registered as runners and/or volunteers to join the inspiring event in Dubai Silicon Oasis.     Nadar Haffar, Chairman and CEO, KPMG Lower Gulf, said: “We are proud to support such a fantastic initiative in the UAE that encourages the social inclusion of people of determination. KPMG strives to support social causes that promote diversity and inclusion, following our involvement in the Special Olympics World Games earlier this year. We are ......read more

UAE passenger traffic growth to be served by larger international fleet

#AirbusGMF   Dubai, 17 November 2019:   The fleet size of operators from all regions serving the UAE is forecast to nearly treble to some 1,730 aircraft by 2038 from around 630 today, according to the 2019 Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF). This includes 750 Small category aircraft like the A320 and A321, and 980 Medium and Large aircraft like the A330neo and A350 serving the UAE market in the next two decades; this as UAE O&D passenger traffic is forecast to grow 5.8% per annum over the next 20 years.   In the wider Middle East region, air passenger traffic is forecast to grow at a rate of 5.6% per year, which is well above the global average of 4.3% per annum. Over the same period, global freight traffic will see an annual increase of 3.6% in line with the average global freight traffic ......read more

Government and business leaders descend on Dubai for Global Business Forum Africa 2019

• Taking place November 18th-19th, GBF Africa brings together heads of state, ministers, policymakers, business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs from Africa and the UAE • Held under the theme “Scale-Up Africa”, high-level forum is organised by Dubai Chamber under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai     Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 17, 2019:    Heads of state, ministers, policymakers, prominent business leaders, investors and entrepreneurs from Africa are descending on Dubai for the Global Business Forum Africa 2019 which officially kicks off on Monday (tomorrow) and runs until Tuesday, November 19th.    Held under theme “Scale-Up Africa”, the fifth edition of ......read more

Sleep your way to better health

A lack of rest can raise anxiety by 30 per cent, finds new study   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 17, 2019:   A good night’s sleep can do wonders to help manage anxiety, according to a new study. UC Berkeley’s study says that a full night’s sleep can stabilise and manage emotions whereas a sleepless night can increase anxiety levels by up to 30 per cent.  According to the WHO, one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill health and disability worldwide. Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders.  “Over the past decade, research is constantly emerging to show the ......read more

GUESS Commits to Sustainability

The All-American Brand GUESS Introduces ‘Thermore Jackets’ for Winter ‘19    Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 17, 2019:  GUESS, the all-American brand, introduces Thermore Ecodown, a Global Recycle Standard (GRS) certified fibre that is an excellent animal-free alternative to down.  Because the GUESS Thermore jacket is responsibly made, its far kinder to the planet – and what’s more, Thermore Ecodown fibres do not contain materials which could increase pollution yet look absolutely great! Its interesting design and structure makes for a jacket which will retain its shape while looking stylish and serve as a practical solution for everyone’s outerwear needs.  Not only is GUESS’ Thermore technology 10% warmer than other brands of synthetic down, but ......read more

DHL wins Kincentric Best Employers Middle East & North Africa Award for the fifth consecutive year

17 November 2019:   DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, has won the Kincentric Best Employers Award, a leading employer benchmarking program that recognizes extraordinary employers who strive to spark change, inspire their people and accelerate business success.    DHL has won in the MENA Regional ‘Best Employer’ category for the fifth year in a row for its excellent workplace culture, focus on development programs like Certified International Specialist and outstanding employee engagement driven by leaders who connect employees with passion and strong values. The company has always strived to be an employer of choice and its 100,000+ employees are at the heart of its business and the most important driver of the organization’s global success. In ......read more

New UAE Captain Relishing Chance to Take on World's Top Wakeboard Stars in Abu Dhabi

Subaa says host country’s first international team can upgrade as competitors and learn from the best in the sport     Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17th November, 2019:   Khaled Subaa, who leads the UAE into this week’s 2019 IWWF World Wakeboard Championships in Abu Dhabi, is relishing the chance to compete against the sport’s best talent.   The 23-year-old wakeboard and waterski athlete from Ras Al Khaimah is proud to have been named captain of the six-strong team representing the host nation, and is ready for his biggest challenge to date.   Massimiliano Piffaretti from Italy and Sanne Meijer from the Netherlands, who recently won gold medals at the ANOC Worlds Beach Games, head a line-up of more than 150 riders from 31 countries contesting the five-day event getting under way at ......read more

AUH VIP Terminal awarded ISO certificate for food safety management

17 November 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Abu Dhabi International Airport’s (AUH) VIP Terminal, operated by the internationally recognized aviation services provider National Aviation Services (NAS), has received the prestigious International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 22000-2005 certificate, for its food safety management systems.  AUH’s VIP Terminal provides its customers with exceptional catering, as part of a variety of other services, which play a major role in enhancing the travel experience of AUH’s passengers. This not only includes providing fresh and great tasting food options, but also ensuring hygiene, quality and safety with stringent processes and regular audits.  The entire VIP experience includes convenient, efficient, and luxurious services before or after a ......read more

kate spade new york | The Ultimate Gift Guide

Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 17, 2019:    In the season to be jolly, kate spade new york has collated the ultimate gift guide to help you with your festive shopping for your loved ones, or even treating yourself with a little something special. It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year to celebrate with family and friends and kate spade new york is about to make it a lot chicer!    Bring smiles to your dearest with a beautiful piece from the Holiday 2019 collection that adds that extra touch of flow and sophistication to an outfit through delicate colors, subtle details and trims, and a distinctive spade lock to seal the deal.  

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Al Qassimi Storms Back to Secure Victory in Abu Dhabi Baja As Mare Powers to Bikes Win

Emirati rider Balooshi sets fastest time on leg and says rally route was best of his 21-year career     Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17 November, 2019:  The UAE’s Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi produced a storming second leg fightback to grab victory in the Abu Dhabi Baja today while South African rider Aaron Mare scored a convincing bikes win.   Partnered by British co-driver Chris Patterson in the Abu Dhabi Racing Peugeot 2008 Dakar, Al Qassimi won the 105-km Moreeb Special Stage 2, wiping out a first leg lead of almost six minutes by Saleh Al Saif in a CAN AM X3 to beat the Saudi driver by 1 mins 42 secs.   Andreas Borgmann took third placed and Dutchman Kees Koolen finished fourth, both also driving CAN AMs, with the UAE’s Khaled Al Jafla in a Dunebike Armada and T2 winner Mohammed Al ......read more

Back on Trek Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center Launches Sixth Edition of Camel Trek

Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 17, 2019:    Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center has announced the date of the sixth edition of its annual ‘Camel Trek’. An early start this year, the trek is to depart on December 4, 2019, from Liwa, and across the bewildered sand dunes and desert landforms to reach to Dubai within a timeframe of around 14 days.   Since its inception, the Camel Trek attracted adventure lovers from all walks of life, representing different countries and nationalities. From this event’s humble beginning, the way was paved for hundreds of willing participants. Only last year, the number of registrants exceeded 1000 people. With the launch of the sixth edition at Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2019, held last October, the number of registrants ......read more

Women's World Car of the Year 2019 winners announced at Dubai International Motor Show

Taking place live at the show, the Awards unveiled the 2019 winners, including the Mazda 3 which was awarded the Supreme Award 2019 Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 17, 2019:   The Mazda 3 was awarded the Supreme Award for the Women’s World Car of the Year (WWCOTY) at the Dubai International Motor Show in the presence of Founder of WWCOTY, Sandy Myhre from New Zealand and the GCC Jury Shereen Shabnam.  Category winners for the 2019 Women’s World Car of the Year are:     Urban Car Award Kia XCeed Family Car Award Mazda 3 Green Car Award Kia Soul EV Luxury Car BMW 8 Series Performance Car Porsche ......read more

Saudi Aramco's Debut IPO Could Support The Sovereign's Net Asset Position

November 17, 2019:    S&P Global Ratings said today that Saudi Aramco's forthcoming IPO on the Saudi Stock Exchange (the Tadawul) could enable the sovereign to further strengthen its net asset position. And, if subsequently effectively deployed, the funds raised could be used to support longer-term economic growth in Saudi Arabia (unsolicited; A-/Stable/A-2). Saudi Arabia currently fully owns Saudi Aramco, which is the world's largest company by a significant margin. It plans to sell about 1%-3% of the company through an IPO.   We understand that the bulk of the funds raised will go to the government or the Public Investment Fund, potentially adding to the sovereign's already strong fiscal net asset position of 72.7% of GDP. Productively deployed, we believe the assets could also help maintain ......read more

Retrograde Fusion'

First big automatic Regulator of the Chronoswiss collection Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 17, 2019:    With the Flying Grand Regulator Open Gear Retrograde Second, ReSec for short, for the first time in its more than 35-year history, Chronoswiss presents a regulator timepiece in a striking 44mm case with an automatic movement. The C.301 is an exceptional automatic calibre developed by Chronoswiss. The refined Open Gear construction makes the regulator mechanism a main design element. It is put into the spotlight at the face of the dial, where the train wheel bridges in charge of the off-centre hour display were skilfully skeletonized and screwed firmly to the dial, which in turn becomes part of the movement. The eponymous retrograde seconds hand sweeps along the tracks of a 120 degree scale and every 30 seconds ......read more

Recommendations of recently concluded two-day World Tolerance Summit in Dubai

• Participants extend their gratitude to the UAE President and Vice-President • Participants stress that the UAE is a "global model" for tolerance • They declare their commitment to fighting intolerance and hatred • They recommend new teaching methods to promote tolerance     Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 16, 2019:    Participants at the World Tolerance Summit 2019 themed ‘Tolerance in Multiculturalism: Achieving the Social, Economic and Humane Benefits of a Tolerant World’,  organised by International Institute for Tolerance (IIT), under Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives,  expressed gratitude to the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ......read more

Dubai Customs enhances support to maritime sector in Dubai

The Coastal Customs Centers dealt with 121,000 customs transactions in the first 9 months of 2019   Dubai – 16 November 2019:   Dubai Customs always provides support to the maritime sector towards a more diversified economy in line with the Dubai Plan 2021. This helps in facilitating trade in different ports including Dubai Creek, which may not be the city’s most important trading port anymore but it will always be a very important route of trade for dhows at the heart of Dubai.   During his visit to the Coastal Customs Centers Management, Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih highlighted the very important role Dubai Creek plays in the city’s diversified trade and is still shaping the very soul of Dubai, now running freely through the veins of the city, keeping alive ......read more

Hundreds of runners join #DareDiabetes race to spread awareness about diabetes

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 16 November 2019:   In an attempt to raise awareness about diabetes, a common but life threatening lifestyle disease, hundreds of participants, including men and women, took part in a three-kilometer mini-marathon race held at Al Reem Island here on Friday. The #darediabtes race organised by Burjeel Day Surgery Centre in association with Burjeel Medical City and Aldar Group was flagged off by John Sunil, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Burjeel Hospital. The mini-marathon race organized to mark the World Diabetes Day observance also provided complementary health checkups to all the participants. A slew of other physical activities was held as part of the one-day event at Reem Central Park. Dozens of families including their children participated in the beach games, body pump & ......read more

More than 700 insurance certificates issued for AFZ workers in cooperation with Dubai Insurance

AFZ is the first free zone in the country to introduce the new system Ajman, United Arab Emirates (November 16, 2019):   Ajman Free Zone has confirmed the effectiveness of the new insurance umbrella launched several months ago in cooperation with Dubai Insurance to protect workers' rights and reduce the burden on investors of the free zone, as well as contribute to the government's efforts to protect the rights of this category. Ajman Free Zone pointed out that the number of beneficiaries of this initiative has reached more than 700 people since its launch last August, which confirms its success and acceptance largely by investors and workers, as it is an alternative to the bank guarantee for expatriate workers, where it covers workers' benefits such as end of service gratuity, annual leave allowance, ......read more

Edgy and Modern - ECCO Sculpted Heel Boots

Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 16, 2019:   When it comes to elegance and versatility nothing matches the style and grace that ECCO Shape Sculpted Motion exudes. Giving every style conscious woman a wardrobe staple that she is going to enjoy wearing this season, the new ECCO Shape radiates confidence and is probably the world’s most comfortable heels.  Available in a choice of easy to wear medium-high zip boots, double-zip boots, Chelsea boots, tall boots and even pumps, the collection boasts of a shapely plateau in three various sculpted heel heights, to help you achieve the desired stature and look without compromising on comfort.   

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Saudi Driver Takes Overall Autos Lead as Docherty Penalties Put Mare in Charge of Motos

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 November, 2019:   Saudi driver Saleh Al Saif in a CAN AM X3 was the overall Autos leader and fastest in the UTV class for four-wheel side-by-side vehicles at the end of the first leg of the Abu Dhabi Baja. Dubai-based South African rider Aaron Mare was promoted to overall Motos and 450 category leader after fellow countryman Micheal Docherty picked up 20 minutes in time penalties for missing two passage controls and fell from contention.

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World Tolerance Summit concludes, experts call for policies to promote sustainable peace

Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 16, 2019:     The World Tolerance Summit, organised by the International Institute for Tolerance one of the initiatives of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, concluded on Thursday with policy makers and heads of international organisations calling for policies that can establish a culture of tolerance worldwide. Tolerance Leaders Debate titled Achieving the Social, Economic and Humane Benefits of a Tolerant World discussed on the measure nations can take to make a tolerant world. The debate attended by Rustam Nurgaliyevich Minnikhanov, President Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation has Ali Al Alayani, Editor in ......read more

Pandora Holiday Collection

Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 16, 2019:    Drawing inspiration from the magic of Northern Lights and the mystery of a shooting star, this collection is centered around the vibration blue of the night sky. Hand finished pieces in sterling silver is part of Pandora’s heritage and it dominates this collection. The shiny metal is reminiscent of the stars in the night sky and it feels festive and bright for Christmas    

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Rivoli Group Announces Winners of the Third Qualifier Tournament for Omega Nations Golf Tour 2019

Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 14, 2019:   The third qualifier of the OMEGA Nations Golf Tour 2019 which was hosted by the Rivoli Group on November 6th at the Dubai Hills Golf Club concluded with an exciting finish between the top three qualifying teams.  The Two ball net stableford aggregate scores format tournament saw Carl Zachhau and  Brian Stewart from England take the first place in the third qualifier with a net aggregate of 81 points against Stephen Bushnell and Ahsan Khalon, also from England who finished close on 73 points. Rakesh Shah and Achal Gahi from India finished third with a net aggregate of 71 points The tournament which was an extension of the second series of the OMEGA Nations Golf Tour 2019 began in March of this year, with the finals that are scheduled to be held on December 4th at ......read more