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General Civil Aviation Authority launches 2nd edition of Global Investment in Aviation Summit to be held on 27-29 January 2020

Dubai, September 15 2019: The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced the launch of the second edition of Global Investment in Aviation Summit (GIAS) under the theme ‘Enabling global aviation growth through fundraising and key partnership’ today.  The upcoming summit at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, on 27- 29 January 2020 aims at exchanging expertise and knowledge between officials and aviation industry experts and forging partnerships that support the aviation investment sector globally. The organising committee of GIAS 2020 announced the details of the upcoming GIAS 2020 in the presence of His Excellency Saif Mohamed Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the GCAA, and Nadia Al Maazmi GIAS Platform Director, at a heavily attended press conference held at Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa on Sunday. Reiterating ......read more

Le Meridien Dubai Village Terrace presents a Bavarian Wonderland!

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 15, 2019:  Renowned for serving distinctive cuisines in the heart of Dubai, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre is bringing back its much-awaited al fresco feast with a special surprise. The latest iteration of Le Méridien Dubai Village Terrace is getting a Bavarian makeover and is hosting its first-ever Oktoberfest, starting from September 26 to October 2, 2019!  The week-long celebration is a nod to the annual Bavarian folk festival and Le Méridien Dubai Village Terrace is all set to recreate the excitement of the world's largest Volksfest. Think merriment and themed food stations, a dedicated team of chefs will transform the piazza-style area into a lively buffet-style fiesta with a wide selection of quintessential German dishes and unique brews. During ......read more

CORUM announces Hu Bing as its new Global Brand Ambassador

Persistent Devotion Honed by Time  September 15, 2019 - Dubai, UAE CORUM officially announces Hu Bing, the renowned Chinese actor and model, as its new Global Brand Ambassador. Over the years, Hu Bing has not only been popular in Chinese films and TV, but also been enjoying a high-profile status on international fashion stage with exquisite appearance and a tall figure. His elegant and imperturbable style, persistent and devoted attitude have perfectly embodied ‘Craft Your Dreams’ of CORUM’s philosophy.  This is the twenty-seventh year of Hu Bing’s career. He has never looked back after he got success and fame with his matured or vigorous characters in TV serials like ‘True Confession’ and ‘Pink Girl’ in his early years of the career. However, with his sole intention of ......read more

Red Hat Announces Enterprise Linux 8 for SAP Solutions

Dubai, UAE 15 September 2019:  Red Hat has announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 for SAP Solutions to empower SAP HANA workloads for enterprises in the region. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 for SAP Solutions is an intelligent OS designed to provide a solid foundation that spans the hybrid cloud and one that fuels mission-critical workloads. Building on the successful launch of RHEL 8, SAP production will support RHEL 8 for SAP Solutions for running SAP HANA 2.0 (SPS 04 or later) on the Intel x86 (64-bit) platform. In addition, validation on the IBM Power9 platform is underway. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 for SAP Solutions is an intelligent OS designed to provide a solid foundation that spans the hybrid cloud and one that fuels mission-critical workloads. Building on the successful launch of ......read more

Educational Events of Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 15, 2019:   In collaboration with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) organised two educational events at the University of Dubai and Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, for students to learn more about the JEM Camera Robot (Int-Ball) and how it works. The Int-Ball helps astronauts aboard ISS record their scientific experiments. The two events were attended by Fumiaki Tanigaki, Associate Senior Engineer and the Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate and Shuhei Sheigeto, Researcher from JAXA, Research and Development Directorate in Research Unit 1, who spoke about the robot and explained to students how Int-Ball works in space. From MBRSC side, the events were addressed by Saud Karmustaji, Director of Strategic Communication, who ......read more

Dubai FDI delegation promotes Dubai in Denver

Partnerships in Research and education to focus on food security and sustainability Strategic meetings to boost aviation through “Emirates Airlines”   15 September 2019 - Dubai, UAE   Dubai FDI, the investment development agency of Dubai Economy, held a seminar to promote the Dubai Advantage and showcase the investment opportunities and facilities provided in Dubai to US investors, the seminar was followed by a series of strategic meetings with key companies in Denver, Colorado, the second leg of its weeklong journey in the United States which started on September 7, 2019 from Houston. The mission comes in line with Dubai Government’s Global Investment Mission Program, following the steady growth of FDI inflows from the US to Dubai.      The Global Investment ......read more

Saxophone night with a view!

Level 43 to serenade guests with a weekly Saxophone Night   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 15, 2019:  Offering unmatched 360-degree views of Dubai's iconic skyline, Level 43 Sky Lounge is among the popular nightlife spots of the city. The outdoor views at this sky lounge are truly mesmerising post sun-down, and Level 43 is all set to get even more exciting with a special Saxophone Night on September 25th! Every Wednesday, guests at this popular nightlife hub will be serenaded with lilting tunes of the Saxophone followed by DJ Sveta’s groovy tunes. A gifted Saxophonist, Manuel Kev’s expertise extends across Jazz, Classical and Latin music. Passionate about fusing house music with other genres, Manuel’s symphonies are soulful and peppy! Joining Level 43’s musical line-up is DJ ......read more

Turkish Airlines' load factor is 84.8 percent in August.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 15, 2019:  Turkish Airlines announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for August. The flag carrier recorded 84.8 percent load factor in this month despite the global shrinkage of demand in the aviation sector. Offering connections to more countries than any other airline from a single hub, global carrier’s international-to-international transfer passenger numbers increased in record numbers with a 9.4 percent increase compared to the same month of the last year.   Continuing towards its goal of becoming one of the top five air cargo brands in the world with its Turkish Cargo brand, flag carrier increased its cargo / mail volume by 11.5 percent compared to the same month of the last year. National flag carrier maintains its two digit growth numbers at air cargo ......read more

Nominate your Nipper to be the face of The Studio Dubai!

** Dubai’s premier photography studio are on the hunt for a fresh new face – why not enter your little one today! **  Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 15, 2019:  Is your little nipper aged between 1 and 6 years old? If so, they stand a chance of being chosen as the brand-new face of The Studio, Dubai’s top photography studio located in The Courtyard, Al Quoz, Dubai. Along with being the brand’s very own little mascot, a whole host of other cool prizes are up for grabs too! So if your child loves the camera and you would like to be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is submit a picture that you think captures them perfectly, along with completing a simple questionnaire. It couldn’t be easier! All you then need to do is keep you and your little nipper’s fingers ......read more

October Specials at Le Meridien al Aqah

September 15, 2019 - Dubai, UAE With summer almost nearing its end (fingers crossed!), Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, a pioneer in sustainable hospitality, is all set to roll out exciting stay offers and enticing food and beverage deals to mesmerize its guests. October marks the beginning of warm days and breezy evenings and Fujairah’s family-friendly resort is combining the breath-taking beauty of UAE’s East coast with exquisite F&B offerings with a renewed zeal! Celebrating International Coffee Day, on Tuesday, 1st October 2019, the resort will host activities over a span of 3 days. The celebrations will kick start with exciting competitions for the hotel’s associates and the following days will welcome coffee aficionados and guests to a series of unique competitions. Participants will paint their ......read more

As Official Timekeeper of the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, Tissot starts the countdown to the beginning of the competition

Dubai - UAE, 15 September 2019: Today, at Zurich Airport, Tissot officially began counting down the days to the opening of the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, which will be held in Zurich and Lausanne in 2020.  Today, François Thiébaud, President of Tissot SA, revealed the 241-day countdown until the opening game of the Ice Hockey World Championship on 8 May 2020. Matthias Sempach, a friend of the watchmaking brand and “King Schwinger”, was also present for the announcement. Tissot, which for 20 years has been the Official Timekeeper of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), is very proud to be part of this not-to-be-missed international ice hockey event. This sports event will take place from 8 May to 24 May 2020 on the ice rinks of Lausanne and Zurich, where more than 16 teams will ......read more

A touch of elegance with Al Asel

Paying tribute to the legacy of Arabic perfumery, Al Asel is the newest scent launch from renowned fragrance house Ghawali. Creating this collection was a unique process.  September 15, 2019:  Al Asel means from the roots and is a uniquely artisanal fine blend that brings a new addition to Ghawali’s signature scents. This highly captivating aroma exposes a new and unexplored dimension to the traditionally coveted leather notes, by adding a warm depth amongst the smoky woods of the Agar. With touches of almonds and saffron, Al Asel evolved into a gourmand facet fragrance. From spiced oud perfumes to dokhouns and intense oils in rich browns, accented with golden details, this captivating blend is ideal for all special occasions.  The many layers of Al Asel leave a warm and woody trail on the skin, starting with ......read more

Sharjah Chamber Explores Means of Enhancing Investment Cooperation with Tajikistan Chamber

September 15, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) discussed with a high-level delegation from the Republic of Tajikistan, prospects for joint cooperation and increased trade exchange, and the opportunities for economic partnerships with the business communities in Sharjah and Tajikistan in a number of important sectors on both sides. This came during the meeting hosted by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) recently, in the presence of HE Waleed Abdul Rahman Bu Khatir, SCCI’s Second Vice Chairman, HE Dzumakhonzoda Dzamshed Dzurakhon, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Tajikistan, along with HE  Mohammad Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, SCCI’s Director-General, and HE Bahodur Sharifi Mahmudzoda, the Ambassador of Tajikistan to the United Arab ......read more

AVEVA Builds on Continued Success to Deliver End-to-End Digital Transformation Capability

New software leader paves the way for industries to realize Digital Transformation with offerings enabling value capture across Engineering, Operations and Maintenance by empowering the Workforce Dubai, UAE, 15th September 2019 – 18 months on from completing its combination  with Schneider Electric’s industrial software business AVEVA is positioned as the first company in the engineering and industrial software market to comprehensively address the end-to-end digital transformation imperatives with an integrated portfolio of solutions that deliver efficiency, unlock value and empower people across the lifecycle of capital assets and operational value chains. AVEVA’s integrated portfolio capability harnesses the power of technologies such as artificial intelligence, extended reality (XR), digital twin and ......read more

Compact, yet spacious, Kia Pegas sedan to be sold in the UAE for the first time

- New B-segment sedan to enter the UAE with efficient 1.4-liter gasoline MPI engine and an automatic transmissions - Modern design with big personality and compact dimensions - Ideal for young families, with spacious, ergonomic cabin and 475-liter trunk   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 15, 2019:   Spacious, economical and highly practical, the new Kia Pegas compact sedan goes on-sale this month in the UAE. Entirely new to the region, the Kia Pegas is a smart option for young families in urban areas. It features a big personality, compact dimensions, and generous storage and cabin space.   The Kia Pegas boasts a stylish exterior design and a spacious interior, as well as an array of convenience features and technologies to please B-segment sedan customers. Built by Kia, the car was ......read more

Nursery to go paperless for a week as a mark of respect to the burning Amazon

In light of the Amazon Rainforest tragedy, children at British Orchard Nursery learn important lessons on going green  Tree hugging sessions in Dubai parks help create a strong bond with Mother Nature; children plant vegetable seeds in the nursery premises September 15th, 2019; Dubai, UAE:  In order to create awareness on the ongoing dangers to our ecosystem and to make the children more environmentally conscious, British Orchard Nursery is going paperless for a week across its branches in the UAE. The nursery is gradually teaching practical steps to youngsters in ways to reduce carbon footprint. To further nurture a strong relationship and build love for Mother Earth, children were taken to parks in Dubai for ‘tree-hugging’ sessions, and later planted vegetable seeds in the nursery premises. Children ......read more

Eolisair to exhibit at The Hotel Show as part of Design and Hospitality Week

Dubai World Trade Centre, September 17-19, 2019 United Arab Emirates; September 15th, 2019:  EOLISAIR, the French specialist in indoor air quality, as of now based in Dubai Science Park, will be exhibiting at The Hotel Show as part of Design and Hospitality Week from the 17th to the 19th of September. Raising awareness about indoor air quality, Eolisair will be exhibiting their range of products at Sheikh Saeed Hall 3 B81 at Dubai World Trade Centre. The key product that will be on display includes the Eolis Air Manager, a professional air purifier with an advanced and unique filtering system that consists of 5 different filters, each of which is tested individually by independent laboratories. Eolis Air Manager treats various types of air pollutants including smoke and bad odours, Viruses, Bacteria, Dust, Pollen, Fine ......read more

Sahara Centre rewards winners of its MAKE ROOM FOR ELEGANCE Campaign

 Emirati Sultana bin Haider and Rashid Ali each receive the BMW 8 Series Grand Prize  Ten shoppers won AED 15,000 worth of furniture vouchers from Marina Home Interiors   Sharjah, UAE, 15 September 2019:  Sahara Centre, the leading retail, dining, entertainment, and leisure destination, concluded its MAKE ROOM FOR ELEGANCE campaign that delivered exceptional value to loyal customers and announced the winners of the second draw on 29 August.   Rashid Ali, the lucky winner of the grand prize, was awarded the BMW 8 Series luxury car, while ten lucky shoppers won vouchers  from Marina Home Interiors worth AED 15,000 each. All the winners expressed their pleasure with the rewards they received from Sahara Centre this season.   “We are committed to delivering an exceptional ......read more

UOBD's 2nd academic year welcomes new students and adds majors

Modern and holistic education offered based on proven academic excellence spread over three decades Dubai, UAE, Sep 15, 2019:  Spread across 8,000 square metres in Dubai Investments House and touted as the first university in Dubai Investment Park (DIP), University of Balamand Dubai (UOBD) welcomed new students with a tailored orientation, early September 2019. As part of UOBD’s 2nd academic year orientation, a campus tour and insights into new majors offered at the university for the academic session 2019-20, for the new cohort of students was organized. Riding on University of Balamand (UOB), Lebanon’s, proven academic excellence spread over the past three decades, UOBD aims to provide a modern and holistic educational environment, attracting top students within UAE and abroad. Introducing an enhanced module ......read more

Salam Air launches Four weekly flights from Abu Dhabi to Muscat

15 September 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi Airports has announced the commencement of four weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Muscat in Oman with Salam Air. The inaugural flight, which is operated by Oman’s first low cost airline, Salam Air, arrived from Muscat to Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) on September 10. The flights will take-off from Muscat International Airport (MCT) at 9:00 am every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, and will arrive at Abu Dhabi International Airport at 10:20 am. The return flights will take-off from Abu Dhabi at 11:05 am, arriving in Muscat at 12:05 pm local time. The new flights allow both citizens and residents to enjoy a short flight to visit Muscat, whether for tourism or business purposes, at affordable rates. Commenting on the new route to Muscat, ......read more

Tag Heuer Launches Limited Edition Green Aquaracer in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)

An innovative timepiece that blends fashion with functionality, the new green Aquaracer pays homage to the dominant green in the KSA flag Leading Saudi tastemakers and Key Opinion Leaders feature in new ad campaign to showcase green Aquaracer   15th September 2019:  TAG Heuer has unveiled its limited edition Aquaracer with a striking green bezel, that has been inspired by the dominant color in the flag of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The KSA limited edition timepiece will also feature a steel screw-down case back with a special engraving “KSA LIMITED EDITION” and is numbered out of 200, as only 200 pieces have been created. The special KSA limited edition Aquaracer will be available across Saudi Arabia from 23rd September 2019. Offering a unique double security clasp and unidirectional turning ......read more

Al Qemzi Sets Early Pace in Portugal

Team Abu Dhabi driver in confident mood  as he looks to clinch F2 world title Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 September, 2019: T eam Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi produced more of the form which has seen him dominate the 2019 UIM F2 World Championship today in the countdown to the Grand Prix of Portugal. The Emirati driver, who is looking to secure his second F2 world title in three years with a third victory of the season in Ribadouro, set the early pace in official practice on the Albufeira da Pala reservoir course. His time of 46.16 was the fastest of the 21 challengers when he retired early from the session, and while Norway’s Tobias Munthe-Kaas produced a late surge to clock a best lap of 46.03, Al Qemzi was in a confident mood as he prepared to chase a fourth successive pole position. He was faster than each of ......read more

GEMS Wellington International School rewards outstanding students at the Scholarship Award Ceremony 2019

 Fifteen students awarded scholarship in the areas of Academia, Arabic Studies, Creative Arts, Innovation and Digital Technology, Philanthropy and Sports     Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 15, 2019:    It was a day of celebration as fifteen outstanding students of GEMS Wellington International School received Scholarships Awards. The scholarships were rewarded for the student’s achievements, consistent hard work and conscientious dedication.   This prestigious group of young leaders were awarded in the glorious presence of Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Mr Iyad Al Moosa, Director of the Director General’s Office and Jodh Dhesi, Vice President British ......read more

Pogacar Wins His Third Stage and Rides Onto the Podium in the General Classificaton at La Vuelta

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 15, 2019:   UAE Team Emirates’ king of the climbs, Tadej Pogacar, blew away the competition in the mountains today to take his third stage win at La Vuelta and in doing so not only secured a place on the podium in Madrid, but claimed the coveted white jersey as the best young rider in the race.     Pogacar went into stage 20 in 5th position in the GC and needed to do something special to move up the rankings. With 38kms to go, as the main contenders rode the penultimate climb of the day, the 20-year-old Slovenian did just that – attacking with such ferocity that none of his rivals could respond. It was a courageous move by the youngest rider in the race, and it paid dividends, as he soloed away to the line in what will go down in the history books as ......read more

MoHAP Organizes in Cooperation with Majid Al Futtaim an Awareness Campaign on the Occasion of World Heart Day 2019

Dubai, 14 September 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) is organizing, in cooperation and association with Majid Al Futtaim, the American Heart Association, the Emirati Cardiac Society and Burjeel Hospital, heart-health awareness campaign, which is targeting the women, in particular, and society in general, it aims to raise awareness on the risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases and the importance of conducting medical checkups on a regular basis. The campaign comes on the sidelines of the World Heart Day which falls on September 29. In this regard, MoHAP is carrying out a series of events at the shopping malls of Majid Al Futtaim in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah.  The activities of the campaign will be carried out three days every weekend until the end of September. The ......read more

“5G and digital transformation in the Energy Sector will bring immense opportunities for innovation and value creation,” says Etisalat Chief

Leveraging 5G to drive sustainability and enable innovation in the energy sector Abu Dhabi 14 September 2019: 5G and digital transformation in the energy sector will bring plenty of opportunities for value creation and innovation. Collaboration and open innovation among telecom operators, industries and governments will bring joint 5G success, creating new eco-systems and business models, said Khalifa Al Shamsi, Chief Strategy and Governance Officer, Etisalat Group.   Al Shamsi explained the advantages of 5G technology compared to previous wireless generations and shared the various features it brings to industries during his keynote titled ‘Leveraging 5G to Drive Sustainability & Enable innovation in the Energy Sector’ during the 24th World Energy Congress (WEC) held from 9–12 September 2019 at the Abu ......read more

IACAD Issues A Book To Estimate Prayer and Fasting Times for the UAE's International Space Station (ISS) Astronauts

Dubai, 14 September 2019:  Following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD), launched a one-of-a-kind book titled: Estimating Prayer and Fasting Times for ISS Astronauts. The announcement of the book comes close on the heels of the launch of the spaceflight scheduled for 25th of September 2019, where the first Emirati astronauts will be on their maiden voyage to the International Space Station (ISS). The book sheds light on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its impact on religious activities such as prayers and fasting times for the astronauts on the ISS. The ISS revolves around the planet at high static altitudes - an estimated 400km – and at speeds up to 28.000 km ......read more

Admiral AC-One 45 Chronograph Bronze

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 14, 2019:  A stunner in brown and bronze, the Admiral AC-One 45 Chronograph from Corum not only stands out from the rest, but also proudly flies the nautical standard established by the brand in its inimitable style. The bronze casing sets off the burnished brown of the wood dial quite explicitly, while the colours of the sailing pennants that mark the indexes, raise the timepiece out of the ordinary and gives it a 'set for the high seas' look, that can be proudly sported by the sailing man. Powered by the CO-116 automatic movement, this watch is water resistant to 300 metres and the dial is set off by the Dauphine open-worked, rhodium plated hands with superluminova for superb dim light visibility. The exotic look and feel of the timepiece, is complemented by the ......read more

Expo Sharjah gears up for 47th Watch & Jewellery Middle East Show

• The Show to run from Oct. 1 to 5 with amazing deals and valuable prizes to visitors  • Saif Al Midfa: The Show established itself as a leading and reliable platform for launching the latest designs of luxury watches and jewellery    Sharjah, October 14, 2019:  Expo Centre Sharjah has announced preparations to host the 47th edition of Watch & Jewellery Middle East Show, the largest and longest running event of its kind, from October 1-5, with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI).   The 30,000-square-metre exhibition will involve the participation of more than 500 companies & brands from across the world, specializing in the design and manufacture of watches, jewellery, in addition to dozens of UAE companies exhibiting the latest trends of traditional ......read more

GITEX Technology Week and GITEX Future Stars to show how next-gen technologies and human ingenuity will synergise to optimise impact for business and societal good

GITEX Technology Week & GITEX Future Stars 2019 will feature the region’s largest 5G tech applications, new Lifestyle Tech and Future Mobility developments, as well as offering a glimpse into the ways that Artificial Intelligence and Gen Z will shape the future  Dubai, UAE – 14th September 2019:   Globally renowned technology events GITEX Technology Week and GITEX Future Stars are set to wow over 100,000 tech enthusiasts and business leaders with the ways its global participants from 140 countries are harnessing and synergising the mind and technology economy.  GITEX will define the innovative ways that advanced transportation systems, cutting-edge devices and a new generation obsessed with technology will reshape the world.  With Middle East and North Africa IT spending expected to reach ......read more

UAE investors set to inject US$10 billion into Bangladesh economy

UAE-based investors will present 20 investment projects at the Bangladesh Economic Forum on Sunday   1. UAE investors have announced US$10 billion (Dh36.7 billion) worth of investment into Bangladesh 2. More than 20 projects are expected to be discussed at the 2nd Edition of Bangladesh Economic Forum in Dubai 3. Bangladesh is developing 100 economic zones and 28 hi-tech parks foreign investors. 4. Non-Resident Bangladeshi entrepreneurs own more than 50,000 businesses and employ 150,000 people in the UAE   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 14, 2019:   A number of UAE business groups are set to invest $10 billion (Dh36.7 billion) into Bangladesh, according to data compiled by Bangladesh Economic Forum, which takes place at Conrad Dubai Hotel on Sunday, September 15, ......read more

Portuguese Secretary of State for Energy Visits Noor Abu Dhabi Solar Plant

Abu Dhabi, 14 September 2019:  His Excellency Joao Galamba, Portugal’s Secretary of State for Energy, visited Noor Abu Dhabi this week, during a tour hosted by a delegation from the Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), led by Othman Al Ali, EWEC’s Chief Executive Officer, and other senior management. The Minister received an update on the plant, one of the world’s single largest solar projects, as well as a briefing on the upcoming construction of a 2,000 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power project to be located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi emirate. The Noor Abu Dhabi plant will offset the emirate’s CO2 emissions by 1 million metric tons, equivalent to removing 200,000 cars from the emirate’s roads. With 3.2 million solar panels installed across an 8 square kilometre site, Noor Abu ......read more

Region's Largest Gas & Oil Technology Showcase and Conference Back for 3rd Year

Innovation and Transformation Key to Growth of Oil and Gas Sector, Says GOTECH 2019 Chairman September 14, 2019 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates More than 100 top drawer companies will be exhibiting their cutting-edge technologies and solutions at GOTECH 2019, the third annual conference of its kind to be held at Dubai World Trade Center from 21 – 23 October 2019.  GOTECH 2019 is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance of UAE, Chairman of Dragon Oil. Organized by renowned UAE-based oil and gas operator Dragon Oil, GOTECH 2019, the largest gas and oil technology showcase and conference in the region, expects to widen its purview and engage more government organizations, companies and professional societies.  This initiative, which has ......read more

Materials Handling Middle East racks up 12% visitor turnout for 10th edition

Reports forecast double-digit uplift for region’s warehouse automation & e-tail segments   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 14, 2019:   Materials Handling Middle East, the region’s dedicated warehousing, intralogistics and supply chain solutions show, racked up a 12% visitor uplift on the 10th edition of the biennial event which closed at the Dubai World Trade Centre on September 5.   Some 3,882 visitors from more than 50 countries turned out for the show which has evolved into a futuristic showcase of robotics and automation as the regional industry transforms to meet 4th industrial revolution demands.   Close to 100 exhibitors from over 30 nations were demonstrating the latest technological solutions to deliver increased operational and cost efficiency, production ......read more

Twelve Majid Al Futtaim shopping malls to participate in 11th annual ‘Feel the Beat' heart health campaign

Complimentary heart health testing will be provided for women across the regional shopping malls to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease Dubai, UAE; 14 September 2019: Majid Al Futtaim today launched its annual heart health awareness campaign ‘Feel the Beat’ across 12 malls in the region in collaboration with the American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, and Emirates Cardiac Society. For the 11th consecutive year, the initiative will offer complimentary heart-health screening for women in malls across the UAE, Bahrain, and Oman. Running throughout September and October, the campaign coincides with World Heart Day on September 29 and will this year be led in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention and Burjeel ......read more

Top 10 Stage Finish Keeps Pogacar in Gc Contention at the Vuelta a Espana

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 14, 2019:  It was a bittersweet day for UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar, after a solid performance earned him a top 10 finish in stage 18 of La Vuelta, but also ended with him handing over the white jersey to Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana). Pogacar now sits in 5th place in the overall classification just 1:18” off a podium spot and 32” behind Lopez in the Youth Classification competition.    The 177.5km mountain stage from Colmenar Viejo to Becerril de la Sierra played out as anticipated, with the main GC contenders waiting until the last climb of the day to animate the race. A series of attacks from Lopez split the pack as they chased down the breakaway rider – and eventual stage winner - Sergio Higuita (EF Education First). Pogacar showed ......read more

Union Coop Signs a contract with AL Aber contracting to construct Umm Al Quwain Residential & Commercial Project

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, September 12, 2019: Union Coop the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE, signed an agreement with AL Aber Contracting to construct the first residential and commercial project for Umm Al Quwain Coop. the project that is going to be managed by Union Coop. is located at Al Salama 3 area alongside Fruits and Vegetable Market and opposite to Sheikh Khalifa hospital. It is expected to be accomplished by the end of 2020.  The announcement has come during a press conference held by Union Coop for this purpose. The agreement was signed by H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop, and Mr. Abdullah Mohammed Al-Abdullah General Manager of AL Aber Contracting, in the presence of Eng. Madiya Al Marri, Director of Properties and Projects division at union Coop, in addition to a number of ......read more

BMW at the IAA Cars 2019 in Frankfurt

September 12, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Franfurt am Main. The BMW stand at the IAA Cars 2019 international motor show in Frankfurt am Main focuses on the theme of future driving pleasure. Alongside the latest new additions across a broad range of segments revealed by BMW as part of its ongoing product offensive, the premium carmaker is also exhibiting fascinating vehicle studies and trailblazing technologies expected to have a major impact on individual mobility in tomorrow’s world. The new products on show at the IAA Cars 2019 reflect both the rich variety of the company’s model portfolio and its capacity for innovation in the future-focused fields identified as part of the NUMBER ONE > NEXT strategy and known by the acronym D+ACES (Design, Automated driving, Connectivity, Electrification and Services). The brand’s ......read more

'Al Wahda Mall to welcome THE DEAL'

September 12, 2019 - Abu Dhabi:  THE DEAL, Chalhoub Group off price channel, will open its third store of 1004 sqm store in Al Wahda Mall. Shoppers can now enjoy the best deals for menswear, womenswear, kids, beauty and accessories from the luxury outlet.   Mr. Navaneeth Sudhakaran, General Manager, Al Wahda Mall said,  “We are delighted to welcome THE DEAL on board as it brings the best worldwide brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Tory Burch, Marc Jacobs, Kenzo, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Paul Smith, Zadig & Voltaire, Swarovski, Tumi and many other at discounted prices to the vibrant retail environment of Al Wahda Mall.”   Hamdi Kulahcioglu, General Manager of The DEAL commented “We are very pleased to open our 8th store in the UAE. With a global reach and over 200 designer brands, ......read more

Planetarium show by Lulu Group at Mushrif Mall this weekend

September 12, 2019 - Abu Dhabi: Mushrif Mall Lulu Group is inviting shoppers to visit the planetarium show 14th of September 2019 from 4PM to 10PM to watch space-related shows by the Expo-sciences International 2019, organized by ACTVET. Mushrif Mall, located on Airport Road, Abu Dhabi hosts renowned brands and a wide range of dining outlets, hypermarket and services spread over three levels. It has over 200 luxury fashion retailers across all categories including fashion, jewellery, electronics, home appliances, cosmetics, gift items, clothes, perfumes, toiletries and much more.

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Year of Tolerance Art Exhibition by 2XL Furniture & Home Décor Opens with a Grand Celebration

12 September 2019 - Dubai, UAE   The Year of Tolerance Art Exhibition by 2XL Furniture & Home Décor was inaugurated last evening by H.E. Fernando Luís Lemos Igreja, Ambassador of Brazil, H.E. Vipul, Consul General of India, Mr. Abdul Qader Alrais, Celebrated Emirati Artist and Mr. Khalil Abdulwahid from Dubai Culture & Arts Authority.   The four-day event running from 11th to 14th September brings together over 100 leading and emerging, local and international artists from diverse nationalities to pay tribute to the UAE’s spirit of peace and equality. On display at the show are over 250 spectacular artworks reflecting . Part of the exhibits is also Mr. Ram Kumar Tolani’s precious Coin Collection that includes many rare coins and masterpieces.   Commenting on the exhibition, H.E. ......read more

Turkish Airlines named 2020 Five Star Global Airline at APEX Awards

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 12, 2019 Offering the privilege of discovering 126 countries around the world to its passengers, Turkish Airlines was named a “2020 Five Star Global Airline” by APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Association), one of the world’s most trusted and prominent aviation organizations. Turkish Airlines’ commitment to passenger satisfaction and providing top class service above the clouds were ratified by APEX. Travel industry experts met at the At the Los Angeles Convention Centre on September 9 for the APEX/IFSA Awards where the APEX Official Airline Ratings™ were announced.  Passengers rated over a million flights of almost 600 airlines around the world between July 2018 and June 2019. Categories were judged on a five star scale in five sub categories: seat ......read more

ENEC and TENEX renew MoU

ENEC and TENEX to continue exploring potential opportunities for collaboration in the field of nuclear fuel cycle   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 12 September 2019: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on exploring potential opportunities for collaboration in the field of nuclear fuel cycle management, with the TENEX, Joint-Stock Company, part of the Russian ROSATOM State Corporation Company, a global supplier of uranium products with more than six decades of experience in innovative nuclear fuel cycle solutions.   The new MoU was signed during the 24th World Energy Congress at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi, by His Excellency Engineer Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC, and Polgorodnik Sergey, Director General of TENEX, in a ceremony attended by senior ......read more

Titan Watches unveils new ‘Create Your Moment' campaign

Watchmaker giant debuts its crowdsourced marketing campaign for the first time in the Middle East region Dubai, UAE, 12th September, 2019: The world’s 5th largest watchmaker, Titan, celebrated the launch of its latest campaign in an event held yesterday in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  The highlight of the event was the unveil of the company’s brand-new campaign film, ‘Create Your Moment’ - specifically created for the Middle East region - that aims to encourage people to push their boundaries and to cherish those moments when they find the courage and determination to do so.  Aligned with the brand’s people’s centric approach, the campaign video was born as part of a unique crowdsourcing initiative that saw participation from over 100 talented creative thinkers from the Middle East. ......read more

Ginger signs a new hotel in Candolim, GOA

This will be the fourth Ginger Hotel in the state of Goa   Dubai, September 12, 2019: Ginger is delighted to announce the signing of a new hotel in Candolim, Goa; thus taking the brand’s presence to four hotels in Goa. The brand is already present in Panaji, Dona Paula and Margao.  Deepika Rao, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ginger said, “We are happy to partner with Calvin Trade and Developers Pvt. Ltd. and expand our presence in Goa. Ginger Candolim is located amidst the most happening beaches and popular tourist spots in north Goa.” The new lean luxe hotel will have 125 state of the art rooms, an all-day diner with a bar and will include a meeting room, a swimming pool and a fitness centre. This hotel is on a fully fitted lease and is slated to commence operations in early ......read more

Epson launches world's smallest 3LCD laser projector in the region

Enjoy flexibility and premium styling with Epson’s portable laser projector Dubai, UAE; 12 September 2019: Epson’s first portable laser projector has been designed to be as flexible as possible for home users, in both usability and design. The EF-100W/B is Epson’s smallest laser projector , measuring just 23cm along its longest edge. The EF-100W/B makes Epson’s bright, vivid and long-lasting laser technology available in a compact and lightweight chassis, in either a black or white casing. By using a laser light source and locating the vents and power inlet on the side, the engineers at Epson have developed a projector that is compact and can be placed and project in any direction. This gives users more flexibility as to where they can project onto such as a wall, ceiling or floor. It also has the capability ......read more

Gold takes a breather

September 12, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   Summary:  Gold’s high correlation to movements in US bond yields has triggered the first major challenge to the rally that began back in June. While the short-term risk of a correction to $1450/oz exist, we maintain a bullish outlook for gold. Below we outline the reasons behind this view.   Global financial markets remain in fragile risk on mode following last week’s announcement that US and Chinese trade negotiators would meet again in early October. While kicking the can down the road and past China’s Golden Week Holiday, we maintain the view that the road to a deal remains littered with obstacles. On that basis September could end up being the month of calm before renewed tensions emerge with the US raising tariffs again on October 1 while the two ......read more

GEMS Cambridge International Private School Sharjah welcomes 840 students and 60 teachers to the 2019-2020 academic year

The School offers affordable and high-quality education in Sharjah   September 12, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   Students, teachers and the staff community at GEMS Cambridge International Private School celebrated the opening of the new academic year with much enthusiasm and fanfare. Officially opened for the 2019 September academic intake, the GEMS Cambridge International School Sharjah is now a dynamic focal point for the GEMS Education network.    It promises to be an exciting year ahead as the school introduces a host of innovative programmes and teaching methods that will expand the opportunities available to over 840 students and 60 new teachers. The school is strategically positioned to provide the best access to students and families across Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman.   Albie Huyser, ......read more

Midi Moment

September 12, 2019 - Dubai, UAE For the perfect transitional piece to take you from summer to autumn, check out Marks & Spencer’s latest drop of 70’s style midi dresses. From printed bow styles to easy knitted polo necks, there’s a style sure to suit every occasion.  Available online now at www.marksandspencer.com/ae/    

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Spring/Summer 2020

September 12, 2019 - Dubai, UAE The solar journey from dawn to dusk is the starting point of Longchamp’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection. For her third show at New York Fashion Week, Creative Director Sophie Delafontaine recalled the colorful artwork of Judy Chicago as she visualized looks that follow a woman as she traverses her day, faultlessly outfitted for every occasion. She is mixing and matching pieces that resonate with her active, on-the-go lifestyle, while keeping to a sophistication that is part and parcel of Parisiennes. This blurring of time also applies to the way the collection combines inspiration from the 1970s and 1990s—seamlessly blended to form fresh, eye-catching styles. Nylon crop tops are paired with transparent skirts with floral appliqués, and roomy leather jackets envelop knitted two-piece sets. ......read more