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Shop & Win this Weekend with Unbeatable ‘Unbox the Amazing' Deals and Promotions in Abu Dhabi

Fantastic prizes await lucky shoppers at Dalma Mall Abu Dhabi, UAE – 19 July 2018:  Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), in cooperation with Abu Dhabi’s Department of Economic Development (DED), Abu Dhabi Summer Season (ADSS) continues this weekend (July 20th-21st) with a series of grand prizes and deals on offer for all eager shoppers. ADSS has announced that there will be 26 prize winners over the weekend at Dalma Mall, which will be hosting the incredible ‘Unbox the Amazing’ promotion. In addition to enjoying up to 80% discounts, shoppers can try their hand at ‘unboxing’ fantastic ADSS gifts as well as entering a grand raffle draw for the chance to win one of four Nissan Patrol cars for every AED250 they spend. This weekend’s exciting ......read more

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to Build China's First Hyperloop System

HyperloopTT to open Chinese entity and begin work on China’s first Hyperloop starting with an initial 10 km commercial agreement at Tongren in Guizhou Province. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 19, 2018:   Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced the signing of an agreement in the People’s Republic of China. The agreement was signed by both HyperloopTT and Tongren Transportation & Tourism Investment Group of the People's Republic of China. This is the first hyperloop agreement with China and marks the twelfth agreement for HyperloopTT and the third commercial agreement for HyperloopTT following announcements in Abu Dhabi and Ukraine earlier in 2018. HyperloopTT will be responsible for providing technology, engineering expertise, and essential equipment. Tongren will be responsible for ......read more

Currency Swaps Through Renminbi Clearing Centre Boost UAE – China Trade

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 July 2018:   As part of joint efforts to foster a closer trading relationship and develop increased investment opportunities, the Central Bank of the UAE and the People’s Bank of China signed a bilateral currency swap agreement and an MOU to establish a Renminbi (RMB) Clearing Centre in the UAE in December 2015. Swaps through the Center grew consistently, increasing a further 42% in H1 2018, compared to levels recorded at end of 2017. Growing transfers through the Center reflect the continued overall growth in trade between the two countries. China is the UAE’s largest trading partner, accounting for 12% of total imports to the UAE, with a total value of AED 79.9 billion in 2017, a growth of 14.7% from 2016. China accounted for 3.3% of total UAE non-oil exports with a total value of AED ......read more

Al Maya Group's Kamal Vachani leads large UAE delegation to Vietnam, meets minister

Dubai, UAE, July 19, 2018:  Mr. Kamal Vachani, Group Director of Al Maya Group along with a large business delegation from the UAE met Vietnam’s Vice Minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quoc Hung in Hanoi, Vietnam. The UAE business delegation led by Mr. Kamal Vachani discussed ways to boost both ways trade specially import from Vietnam. The Vice Minister welcomed the delegation along with Ngo Khai Hoan, Deputy Director General for South West Asia and Africa Market Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade. The value of foreign trade between the UAE and Vietnam, including free zones trade, totalled nearly $9 billion in 2017, with exports accounting for around $324 million, re-exports for around $282 million, and imports for around $8.4 billion. The UAE is eighth in the list of countries that import products from Vietnam ......read more

Introducing Salvatore Ferragamo's Men's Sun and Optical Capsule

July 19, 2018:  Salvatore Ferragamo Eyewear introduces the Salvatore Ferragamo Men’s Capsule, a new eyewear collection that combines modern design and flawless elegance in a distinctive range of sunglasses and optical styles for men. The brand’s artisanal flair and rigorous attention to detail is revealed in the sleek reinterpretation of vintage-inspired shapes and classical frames fashioned from smooth acetate and shiny metal. Each model is enhanced with exclusive contrasts and refined accents ranging from striped motifs and transparent effects to the iconic “Double Gancini” detail featured as a unique emblem of style and sophistication. SF180S A stylish mix of contrasting colors and materials characterizes the rectangular vintage shape with a metal front and bridge in a shiny gold finishing offset ......read more

6-Day SCTDA Tour Guide Training Program Conducted by SUC

July 19, 2018:  Skyline University College has signed an agreement with Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority as the official Tour Guide Training Program provider for Sharjah tour guides. The agreement was signed by SCTDA Chairman, Mr. Khalid Jasim Al Midfa and SUC Executive Director and Chair of the Executive Council, Mr. Nitin Anand. The pilot run of the proposed program was conducted on June 20, 2018 at the SCTDA Office while the initial 6-day Tour Guide Training Program was conducted from June 24, 2018 to July 1, 2018 at SUC Campus.  Various topics were covered during the 6-day training program such as: UAE Tourism, Sharjah History, Sharjah Tourist Attractions, Heritage and Culture, Presentation Skills, Tourism Marketing, Innovation in Tourism, Reputation, Management, First-Aid Training, Happiness, and ......read more

One Day Course in Dealing with and Managing Difficult Stakeholders

July 19, 2018:  Skyline University College has welcomed 24 participants from Nigeria for the One Day Course in Dealing With and Managing Difficult Stakeholders on June 27, 2018 at SUC Campus.  The resource speakers of the program were SUC Head of Academics-School of Business, Dr. Ajith Kumar; Head of Academics-School of Information Technology, Dr. Deepak Kalra; and Professor, Dr. Amitabh Upadhya. During their respective sessions, the speakers covered the topics of Stakeholders Requirements and Basic Concepts of Attitude, Personality, and Perception; Conflict Management and Strategies in Handling Difficult Stakeholders; and Role of Emerging Technologies and Social Media. At the end of the program, each participant was awarded with a certificate for successfully completing the course.  

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Huawei's New Range of Artificial Intelligent Smartphones Set to Change Your Selfie Game

Powered by Dual front camera (24MP+2MP) and new f/2.0 wide aperture lens, HUAWEI nova 3 series promises Artificial Intelligence selfies July 19, 2018:  Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), the global smartphone giant, has announced the launch of its new HUAWEI nova 3 and HUAWEI nova 3i in the UAE. Both smartphones are powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) in its overall functioning and camera features. With dual front camera (24MP+2MP), users can expect the best-in-technology ‘selfie’ that a smartphone can offer. HUAWEI nova 3 series was initially designed with the younger and trendier consumers in mind, for whom a smartphone is not just part of their lifestyle but also represents their personal style. The series is designed to offer an AI-enhanced lifestyle, which includes a huge focus on an outstanding selfie ......read more

Accessing The Internet In Dubai: All You Need To Know

  More and more of us these days are heading off to Dubai. It’s a city that continues to develop, bringing new business and new tourism.   Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018:   But while the architecture and technology may be futuristic, accessing the internet can be a little more tricky. If you’re heading to the Middle East, then here’s everything you need to know about accessing the World Wide Web in Dubai… Wi-Fi Access Dubai is actually one of the most well-connected cities on the planet. Almost every hotel room will have access to Wi-Fi, while there is also free public access on the Metro and in the malls, beaches and other stations and public areas. Dubai Internet City is a technological hub in the city and the Middle Eastern equivalent of Silicon Valley. The likes of ......read more

Dubai Health Authority discusses collaboration with British healthcare firms.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 18, 2018:   His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently received a high-level delegation from the British Embassy. The delegation was led by HE Andrew Jackson, Her Majesty's Consul General to Dubai and Northern Emirates and included Karen Baggaley, Healthcare Trade and Investment Advisor at the Department for International Trade at the British Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Claus Peter Rees, High Value Opportunity Specialist at the British Embassy in Dubai.  Al Qutami highlighted the long-standing relationship between the two countries in several fields including the health sector. He discussed ways to explore and enhance cooperation between the two countries in the medical field. He added that DHA is keen to collaborate with global ......read more

A New Watchmaking Encounter in Pink Gold at the Venice International Film Festival

Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018:  The Venice International Film Festival is the occasion for Jaeger-LeCoultre to present its two new models from the Joaillerie 101 collection in pink gold. A starring turn that is sure to turn heads. The name Joaillerie 101 is particularly evocative for women. A never-ending story, one where watchmaking expertise meets jewellery perfection. A unique story, dating back to 1929 with the creation of the smallest mechanical movement in the world, entirely made and manufactured at the Grande Maison of the Vallée de Joux. A match made in heaven: Fine Watchmaking and High Jewellery. Ancestral expertise lies hidden under the diamonds of these two original models, holding the secrets of the infinitely small. Available today in pink gold, Joaillerie 101 Reine and Joaillerie 101 Feuille offer women of the world a ......read more

Dubai Health Authority and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority sign MoU to implement Dubai School Health Policy.

Schools to encourage students to increase physical activity to 150 minutes a week. School healthcare staff to receive training on comprehensive child screening. All school clinic set-ups in Dubai to be unified  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 18, 2018:   In a move to help implement the comprehensive Dubai School Health Policy, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).    DHA developed the five-year policy after extensive consultation with stakeholders including KHDA, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Sports Council etc. with an aim to create a safe, healthy and motivating school environment for pupils.     The MoU with KHDA will support the implementation of the policy, it will aid ......read more

Dragon Mart celebrates UAE-China Week with exciting line-up of traditional Chinese cultural activities

Dubai, 18 July 2018:   Dragon Mart – the world’s largest Chinese retail and trading hub outside China, and the central hub of Chinese activity in Dubai – will proudly celebrate UAE-China Week with a range of traditional festivities and celebrations this weekend. The live entertainment, from 19 to 21 July, includes lion dances, oriental music, roaming parades and more.  Omar Khoory, Managing Director of Nakheel Malls, owner and operator of Dragon Mart, said: “Dragon Mart was pivotal in establishing the strong trade and cultural ties shared between the UAE and China, and continues to be the focal point of all things Chinese here in Dubai.  We are honoured and proud to be celebrating UAE-China Week.” The spectacular lion dance, performances by Chinese drummers, and Chinese ......read more

Emirates adds flights to France

Lyon to become daily service with two extra flights per week Paris to get one additional flight per week Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018:  Emirates today announced that it will introduce two additional flights to Lyon and one to Paris per week, complementing its existing schedule and providing even more choice and convenience to travellers.   The increase in frequency from five to seven between Lyon and Dubai will see the route become a daily service, while the extra flight to Paris brings to 21 the number of flights per week to the French capital, offering travellers three flights per day.   The Lyon flights will start on 2 August 2018, and will operate on a Tuesday and Thursday at the same time as the current flights, which depart Dubai as EK081 at 1435hrs and arrive in Lyon at 1930hrs. The return flight, ......read more

Your Baby and Child Travel Essentials Covered with Five Little Ducks

Your one stop luxury shop for all things Baby and Child  Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018:  The tickets are booked and your suitcases are packed; the only thing left to prepare are the little ones and as a parent, one of the most important times to be super organised is when you are travelling with your baby or toddler. When it comes to planning for your family holiday, it can be a little daunting to ensure you have everything crossed off your checklist but also to remain efficient and to avoid packing everything your child owns for those “just in case” moments. Luckily the wonderful team behind Five Little Ducks have got your travel essentials covered with a curated range of products that are available to make your life easier.  The recently launched baby and kids’ boutique, Five Little Ducks, was born to ......read more

The Sustainable City further reduces its carbon footprint by adopting B100 Bio-Diesel

The renewable fuel alternative is manufactured from the used cooking oil produced by restaurants at The Sustainable City Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 July 2018:   The Sustainable City, the Middle East’s first fully operational sustainable community, has adopted B100 biodiesel to fuel the construction of the new buildings in phase 2 including Fairgreen International School, Hotel Indigo, and the innovation centre. The renewable fuel alternative is manufactured from the used cooking oil consumed by the restaurants at the community plaza, and will allow The Sustainable City to reduce its carbon footprint by up to 150 tons of carbon dioxide per year during the construction period. Faris Saeed, CEO of Diamond Developers — the company behind The Sustainable City — commented: “As The Sustainable City ......read more

Stay Connected across the world with du's summer roaming bundles

du’s international roaming bundles make travelling and connectivity easier and more affordable than ever this summer   Dubai, UAE, 18 July  2018: This summer season, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (EITC), is refreshing its data bundle offerings with competitive prices as UAE residents prepare to leave for holidays.   du individual and business customers can now enjoy a hassle-free roaming and avoid adding another stop to their travel itinerary to buy a local sim. du unveiled an exciting data bundle offer that  boosted two of its roaming data bundles, 7GB and 20G from 30 days to 60 days. Also on offer, a daily 500MB bundle for just AED 35, and a weekly 2.5GB bundle for AED 200. Customers can enjoy the ultimate roaming bundle experience while avoiding out of bundle ......read more

Record Breaking Visitor Growth and Continued Partnerships Solidify Dubai's Commitment to China

Dubai sees 119% growth in overnight visitors from China since 2014 YOY increase of 41.4% overnight Chinese visitors to Dubai from 2016 to 2017 Key milestones contributing to the rapid growth include visa-on-arrival for Chinese citizens and recent partnership agreements with Huawei, Fliggy and Tencent Dubai, UAE, 18 July 2018:   Ahead of President Xi Jinping of China’s arrival in the UAE later this week, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) reports continued growth in visitors from China. With a robust growth of 119% in overnight Chinese visitors since 2014 and a YOY increase of 41.4% overnight Chinese visitors to Dubai from 2016 to 2017 combined with a number of key agreements signed with major players in China, Dubai Tourism has reconfirmed its continued focus on its ......read more

Home and Soul Release their New Bali Collection this Month

Custom-made Indonesian decor with an ethnic flair Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018:  After a huge demand of their previous collection, Home and Soul release their new Bali collec-tion this month, an array of home items that represents both serenity and peace to help accen-tuate the summer vibe within your home.  The new collection includes a variety of items such as ethnic rugs, hand crafted rattan chairs, ladders in white wash and small elegant accessories such as crabs, turtles and starfish which act as both decorative pieces and paper holders too. The collection resonates with quality furniture that has Balinese creativity and structure.  The simplicity of the collection helps to enhance any room and reflect simple sophistication at its best. The woven rattan collection provides a soft and a pleasing contrast to the ......read more

Sophos Intercept X for Server Blocks Cyber Attackers from Hitting the Business Bullseye

  Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced Sophos Intercept X for Server, next-generation server protection with predictive deep learning technology that provides constantly evolving security against cyber threats. Sophos’ deep learning neural networks are trained on hundreds of millions of samples to look for suspicious attributes of malicious code and prevent never-before-seen malware attacks. SophosLabs research indicates that 75 percent of malware found in an organization is unique to that organization, indicating the majority of malware is previously unknown. A recent Sophos survey reveals that two-thirds of IT managers worldwide don’t understand what anti-exploit technology is, leaving their organizations vulnerable to data breaches. Once inside a network, ......read more

Bank Al Bilad invests in leaders through Ashridge flagship program

July 18, 2018:   More than 20 senior leaders from Bank Al Bilad recently participated in an Ashridge Executive Education Leadership Development Program in Riyadh. With a focus on building 21st Century Leadership capabilities, this highly experiential and practical learning approach helped leaders communicate their strategic vision, set direction and develop high performing teams to succeed within the dynamic and fast moving Saudi banking sector. With over 20 years of experience in developing regional business leaders, Ashridge delivered a highly customized program, designed not only to address the specific challenges facing the Bank’s leaders today, but also to unlock the emerging opportunities in the future. Mr. Haitham Al-Medainy, General Manager of Bank Al Bilad, said: “Banking executives must constantly ......read more

MG Motor introduces new MG GS 2019 to the Middle East

Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018:  MG Motor has announced the arrival of the New MG GS 2019 in the Middle East. While the previous generation MG GS was the first SUV to be launched by the British-born car brand onto the global market, the new, improved model now takes a major step forward with its refreshed and practical interior, high levels of equipment and dynamic design.   The New MG GS is available across the region in two trim levels: 2.0T COM and 2.0T LUX AWD. With prices starting from just USD 17,200, depending on market, MG’s SUV offers fun family versatility in a highly affordable package.   The changes are immediately visible from the outside, with the New GS showing off a sportier, yet more aggressive look from the front. The newly designed bumper helps to improve aerodynamics and is nicely ......read more

Dubai Municipality and Veolia successfully Commissioned Jebel Ali Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility

Constructed by Veolia subsidiary Veolia Water Technologies, the hazardous liquid waste treatment plant is set to treat 600 cubic meters per day of Hazardous liquid waste.  Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018:  Veolia, the global leader in optimized resource management, through its subsidiary Veolia Water Technologies, and Dubai Municipality successfully commissioned the Jebel Ali Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility, which is set to treat 600 cubic meters of hazardous liquid waste per day. In support of the Dubai Integrated Waste Management Master Plan 2030, which is driving effective sustainable waste management, Dubai Municipality’s Waste Management Department selected Veolia Water Technologies in June 2016 to complete the supply, installation, and commissioning of the treatment facility. The move was made in readiness for ......read more

Pottery Barn Kids launches new ‘Back-to-School' collection

Frozen and Mackenzie are the perfect lines for kids looking for colour, character and durability Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018:  Pottery Barn Kids has unveiled its ‘Back-to-School’ Collection with a creative line-up of must-have school accessories – including backpacks, lunchboxes and water bottles for the little ones. Popular collections include the ‘Disney Frozen’ collection featuring best-loved characters from the film, including Anna, Elsa, Hans and everyone’s favourite snowman Olaf.  For kids looking for a slightly different style, the Mackenzie backpacks are the perfect buy for the pre-kindergarten to the pre-teen years. The backpacks come loaded with design details like ergonomic padding, side pockets and sturdy zippers – perfect for rough and tough usage. It also has a ......read more

Cadillac Middle East expands its 2019 SUV lineup with the all-new XT4

Revealed worldwide in March 2018, Cadillac’s first-ever XT4 will launch in the Middle East later this year Boosting Cadillac’s 10-year expansion plan, the XT4 complements the brand’s SUV line up alongside the flagship Escalade and mid-size premium XT5 Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018:  The Middle East is set to eye the regional launch of Cadillac’s first-ever XT4 later this year, as the luxury car maker expands its SUV model range up to three, including the flagship full-size Escalade and the premium mid-size XT5. Revealed globally at Cadillac House in Manhattan earlier this year, the all-new compact SUV exemplifies Cadillac’s 10-year expansion plan, leading the brand’s product offensive to more than double the number of models available in its lineup over the next four years.   Over ......read more

GUESS Launches Fall 18 Handbags

Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018:  GUESS is excited to launch the fashionable and trendy Fall 18 handbags collection. There’s no shortage of statement handbags for women, embellished with glitter, silver-coloured metal elements, and floral embroidery. These gorgeous pieces will add an extra oomph to your outfit. If you prefer the classic look, then you’ll love the simple and chic totes from GUESS. 

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The Maison Chaumet opens an exclusive pop-up at The Dubai Mall

Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018:  Chaumet officially launches a pop-up store at The Dubai Mall, making a statement with an innovative concept during the French Jeweller’s flagship renovation period. The Maison’s jewellery and watches collections from Liens, Jardins and Joséphine will be available at the pop-up from July until September 2018.  The exclusive Pop-Up design is a hint to the Maison’s upcoming architectural concept, showcasing its new brand identity and identifiable codes. The concept is in perfect harmony with the Parisian jeweller’s image of elegance and excellence, portraying a Chaumet of the past, present and future.  As the history of Chaumet has been entwined with the History of France ever since its founding in 1780, in Paris. The High Jewellery savoir-faire of the Maison has been ......read more

Fortinet Receives Recommended Rating in Latest NSS Labs NGFW Report

Fortinet Receives Recommended Rating in Latest NSS Labs NGFW Report, Delivers High SSL Performance Suited for Encrypted Cloud Access FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall Receives Fifth Consecutive “Recommended” Rating, Blocked 100 Percent of Evasions and Achieved Minimal Performance Degradation for SSL Inspection Dubai, UAE. – July 18, 2018: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced its results from NSS Labs’ annual Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) Group Test. In this year’s test, Fortinet’s FortiGate 500E Next Generation Firewall, achieved 99.31 percent overall security effectiveness and low total cost of ownership. NSS Labs continues to evolve the NGFW test methodology to meet the most demanding customer requirements. ......read more

From skin to comprehensive aesthetic care: a 15-year journey called Kaya Skin Clinic

Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018:  From a single clinic in the bustling heart of Dubai to the region’s leading fully owned chain with 24 clinics across the GCC, the Kaya growth story is a journey through learning, insights and opportunities. It all began in the summer of 2003, with a promise to deliver world class skin care in the Middle East.  The first Kaya Skin Clinic opened its doors to a whole new approach, blending dermatological expertise, a refined sense of aesthetics and a culture of caring.  Creating beautiful relationships with customers in the GCC’s prime cities,  Kaya has grown to be the region’s pre-eminent name in skin, hair and body care.  With customised solutions for every stage of life - from the acne of adolescence to the stretch marks of motherhood and the challenges of ......read more

Oh, Sweetie Lipcolour!

July 18, 2018:  Join high-fashion sweetheart caro daur to indulge in new scented patisserie-fresh flavours! Oh, sweetie lipcolour is whipped for mousse-like texture, serving up funfetti-bright, frosted opaque hues for lips. Try caro’s favourite flavours, death by chocolate and purple panna cotta, or explore all 15 to find your favourite decadent delight. Funfetti cake: white frost with multi-colour pearl  Gumdrop: intense pink with reflects pearl  Creamy peach pie: watermelon pink¬¬ with pink pearl  Raspberry pavlova: bright fuchsia (blue pink)  Sugar cookies: opalescent pink  Purple panna cotta: lilac  Banana muffins: orange  Strawberry mousse: barbie pink  Raspberry cream: fuchsia with blue pearl  Death by chocolate: burgundy  Coconut ......read more

Etihad Airways to Shine the Spotlight on Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 at the Manchester City FCGame in Chicago

The Etihad logo on the Club kit will be swapped for the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 logo for one match as Manchester City take on Borussia Dortmund in the International Champions Cup The match will take place at the Soldier Field stadium in Chicago on 20 July 2018  The Special Olympics World Games are being held in Abu Dhabi 14-21 March 2019 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 18, 2018:   Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has been Manchester City’s main club partner since 2009, with its logo as an instantly recognizable part of the club kit. But on 20 July, when Manchester City play Borussia Dortmund in Chicago, the airline’s branding will be replaced with the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 logo, ahead of the World Games being ......read more

Finnair recognized as the ‘Best Airline in Northern Europe' for the 9th year in a row by Skytrax

Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018:   For the ninth consecutive year, Finnair has been named Northern Europe’s Best Airline by Skytrax at the World Airline Awards event in London. The World Airline Awards by Skytrax are based on an independent survey of over 20 million passenger entries taken between August 2017 to May 2018 and covered 335 airlines.   The World Airline Awards by Skytrax are regarded as the primary benchmarking tool for passenger satisfaction levels of airlines throughout the world. The passenger survey analyses customer satisfaction for the overall airline passenger experience, at both the airport and on board the aircraft: check-in to boarding, seat comfort, cabin cleanliness, food, beverages, in-flight entertainment and staff service.  “It is a truly an honor to receive this ......read more

SLC launches ‘Your Happiness is our Goal' motivational programme

UAE, July 17, 2018 - The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) has recently launched the ‘Your Happiness is our Goal’ motivational programme (Happiness Programme), an important addition to the efforts aimed at creating an attractive and competitive work environment that is conducive to innovation, positivity and excellence, in line with the national drive towards capitalising on the human capital as key to Dubai’s sustainable development through innovation and creativity. The programme is a leap forward towards achieving employees’ happiness which is one of the core values of the SLC, and promotes the SLC General Secretariat’s mission to develop cutting-edge legislation which supports the Dubai development process. The Happiness Programme, which reflects ......read more

Telecommunication Regulatory Authority Awards Software AG for its contribution to the ‘Start Your Business in 15 Minutes - Bashr' initiative

Dubai, July 17, 2018 - In recognition of its contribution to the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority’s (TRA) latest initiative, called ‘Start Your Business in 15 Minutes – Bashr’, Software AG was presented a commemorative trophy by the Authority. The Director General of TRA, H. E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, presented the award to Rami Kichli, Vice President, Software AG - Gulf and Levant, during the launch of the first phase of the Bashr initiative in recognition of Software AG’s role. The Bashr initiative is based on the UAE vision to enhance the business environment to build a competitive, knowledge-based economy. It aims to make the UAE the economic, touristic and commercial capital for more than 2 billion people, by providing and developing specific world-class initiatives with international ......read more

Dubai FDI's ‘Aftercare' program for investors to bolster FDI reinvestments

Dubai, 17 July 2018​: In response to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to create stronger and improved engagement with investors, while also creating a better understanding of their current and future needs and helping ease the investment process, Dubai FDI, the investment development agency of Dubai Economy Department (DED), has revealed the continuing expansion of enhanced services for its ‘Aftercare’ initiative, a quality-focused program aimed at attracting more foreign direct investments (FDI) into the emirate. The program was developed by Dubai FDI as a means to further enhance the investor's journey via the provision of all means necessary to ensure customer success and satisfaction upon the establishment of ......read more

CNN Exclusive: Finnish President Niinistö analyses the Helsinki Summit

 “I do not believe that Russia is going to attack Finland or the Baltic countries”   Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018:  As part of CNN’s coverage of the Helsinki Summit between Presidents Trump and Putin, Christiane Amanpour sat down with the host Finnish President Sauli Niinistö to discuss what had been achieved.   Key Quotes:   On what he feels President Putin achieved from the Summit: “I think for him it was important for him to be in equal foot with the American President… he left also with a kind of burden. Those big issues, if they continue, they should also be solved somehow… I do not believe that anyone expected them to suddenly have a deal over them”   On why he wanted the US to be involved: “I wanted to talk a bit about ......read more

Brunch with the Girls this Summer

Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018:  French toasts and poached eggs, summertime brunches bring friends together and make way for many instagrammable moments. The Mini Wired Selfie Stick Monopod AED 19 is a complete must to capture lots of groupies or selfies.   Stay comfortable yet chic in the French Connection Women's Summer Crepe Light Off The Shoulder Dress, AED 157.21 in woodland green, for the perfect OOTD post on Instagram. Throw on the very cute Sam Edelman Women's Sheri in Putty Suede AED 466.10. The mini heel will keep you looking stylish and totally comfortable while you laugh away with your girls.    Although you won’t be worried about time, the Fossil Jacqueline watch AED 279.00 is an elegant accessory to complete your brunch look while the stylish Tommy Hilfiger Angie Backpack AED 279.00 ......read more

Before we say Goodbye to Flamingoes and Pineapples, Celebrate Summer 2018 with kate spade

Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018:  We don't necessarily need the solstice to let us know that summer has arrived—that much is apparent by the increased need for summer essentials.  It’s getting hot in here, so take a look at kate spade’s Summer 2018 collection to cool off and look fresh. Giving you the freshest looks, kate spade has a beautiful collection of belt bags you can strap on and just try to survive the summer heat. kate spade’s summer collection also offers a range of summery and pretty off the shoulder tops, short-sleeve shirts, chic dresses and patterned shorts.    Inspired largely by the playful, romantic spirit of New Orleans, the collection is appropriately whimsical while still wearable day-to-day. The collection is perfect for spending a day at the beach, hanging out with ......read more

Middle East Immigration News Flash 60/2018

Validity of Residence Permits under Personal Sponsorship Extended Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018:  The Ministry of Interior has issued a decision extending the validity of residence permits under personal sponsorship in Bahrain for up to five or ten years.    The Ministry of Interior has issued a decision extending the validity of residence permits under personal sponsorship in Bahrain for up to five or ten years. Previously, such a visa was issued with a maximum validity of two years.  The government fee for the two-year residence permit under the personal sponsorship program remains the same (BHD 200); the five-year permit costs BHD 400; and the ten-year permit is BHD 600.  Background Foreign nationals in Bahrain can obtain a residence permit through personal sponsorship under the following ......read more

Dubai Health Authority launches scientific research competition to celebrate Year of Zayed.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 July 2018:   To celebrate the Year of Zayed, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched a scientific research competition to recognize remarkable talent in the country in the medical field.   The year 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE. DHA has held several initiatives to mark the Year of Zayed.    The competition aims to celebrate the Founding Father’s legacy and his pivotal role in the development of the health sector of the UAE and beyond. It also aims to encourage, foster and promote medical research.    Khalid Al Jallaf, Chairman of the Year of Zayed team and Project Manager to the Director General’s office, “We launched the competition in collaboration ......read more

The Dubai Business Women Council looks to enhance economic relations with Serbia

Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018:  The Dubai Business Women Council held a meeting to discuss ways to enhance the economic relations between business women of Dubai and Serbia, and enact joint economic and trade partnerships. The meeting was recently held between Dr Raja Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Business Women Council; and HE Stanimir  Vukicevic, the Ambassador of  Serbia in the UAE, at the premises of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The meeting was also attended by Mrs. Faiza Al Sayed, Vice President of the Dubai Business Women Council. The two sides reviewed possible avenues of cooperation and the various investment opportunities that are available in both countries. The two sides also stressed the importance of benefitting from the strong political ties that exist between the UAE and Serbia to enhance the ......read more

Continued Success: GROHE Exceeds Sustainability Goals

GROHE’s sustainability performance is above target. Sustainability is an integral part of GROHE's strategy which focuses on efficient growth and includes the entire value chain, partners, customers, suppliers and employees. Mission, values, strategy and organisation – the world's leading supplier of sanitary fittings has now published all relevant information on its sustainability approach in a second official report. Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17 July 2018.   Today, in its second sustainability report, GROHE, the world's leading provider of sanitary fittings, announces the economic, environmental and social impact of its business operations for the years of 2015/2016. The report indicates that GROHE's sustainability objectives are above target. In 2016, for example, GROHE almost ......read more

New Etihad Airways Whatsapp Service Set to Transform Customer Service Communications

Initial service phase launched for premium guests at Abu Dhabi Airport Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,  July 17, 2018:  Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has launched a WhatsApp Business solution, allowing guests to communicate instantly with the airline via the popular messaging app.   The new service, which is the latest element of Etihad Airways’ digital strategy, will provide an enhanced offering to premium guests when they are at Abu Dhabi International Airport, allowing them to chat with the airline’s agents about their flights in a fast, personal, and efficient way.    In addition to communicating with customer service agents, the WhatsApp Business solution will be expanded in the future to enable guests to receive important messages ......read more

du Delivers Premium Entertainment on the Go with the Launch of its Special Offer on Data SIM Plans

Customers can get free movies, and music subscriptions on top of their 10GB starting from AED 149 per month Dubai, UAE, 17 July 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, has launched a range of exclusive data offers for its customers across the UAE. The new Data SIM comes with data as well as movies and music starting at just AED149 per month.  du customers (Smart Plan, Emirati Plan) will receive a data SIM, a 12-month free subscription to the Anghami Plus platform and a six month free WAVO subscription when subscribing to this new offer.  “At du, we strive to create more tailored services and offers that simplify connectivity and enrich the mobile entertainment experience. Whether you need to connect tablets and laptops on the go, or going on a family day trip and need to keep ......read more

Ensure clean and pure air in your home this summer

Ensuring indoor air quality in your home is as simple as installing a Samsung Wind-Free™ Air Conditioner  Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018:  There are millions of micro-organisms living in your home, present in the air you breathe day in and day out, and with added dust, dander, pollen, and mold – collectively called allergens – the air quality in your home is being affected. Choosing the right air conditioning system is paramount to ensure your families continued health and happiness. Samsung’s new Wind-Free™ split air conditioner uses a first-of-its-kind two-step cooling system, which ensures superior comfort along with faster cooling and energy efficiency for your home. Many factors affect indoor air quality, poor ventilation is a key factor, primarily from the lack of fresh air, especially in ......read more

IKEA Announces Upcoming Global Collections and Collaborations for 2019

A sneak peek into what to expect from IKEA in terms of brand collaboration and limited collections ahead of its catalogue launch in August  Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018:  Ahead of the UAE Catalogue launch, IKEA, the much-loved Swedish furniture retailer, has showcased a sneak peek of its upcoming global collections and products – and introduced some of its exciting collaborations with world-renowned brands at Democratic Design Days, held annually in Älmhult, Sweden. IKEA has also announced new commitments that are set to inspire and enable sustainable living - making it easier for people to reduce their climate impact and contribute to a world without waste.  Exciting and inspirational collaborations will also be introduced for next year, for 2019-2020 collections, including Lego and Adidas as being the ......read more

Marchon Eyewear and G-III Apparel Group Sign Exclusive Global Licensing Agreement For DKNY and Donna Karan New York Eyewear

July 17, 2018:  Marchon Eyewear, Inc. and G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. announced today that they have entered into a long-term exclusive global licensing agreement for DKNY and Donna Karan New York eyewear. Product introductions under the license agreement will begin with DKNY sun and optical eyewear and rollout globally beginning March 2019. DKNY eyewear will embody the modern appeal of the global lifestyle brand, taking inspiration from DKNY’s iconic sportswear and accessory offerings. Plans are to extend the offering to include Donna Karan New York sun and optical eyewear shortly thereafter. Jeffrey Goldfarb, Executive Vice President of G-III Apparel Group, said, “Marchon Eyewear’s innovative designs, strong brand portfolio, and global distribution capabilities are a testament to their leadership in this ......read more

Global Businesses Turn to Oracle Blockchain Service to Speed Transactions Securely

Arab Jordan Investment Bank, CargoSmart, and Intelipost are among early adopters of enterprise-class general ledger service Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 July 2018:   Businesses around the world have been deploying an early adopter version of Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service, which becomes generally available today. The service allows organizations to easily build blockchain networks to drive more secure and efficient transactions and to track goods through supply chains on a global scale. Arab Jordan Investment Bank, CargoSmart, Certified Origins, Indian Oil, Intelipost, MTO, Neurosoft, Nigeria Customs, Sofbang, Solar Site Design and TradeFin are among the many global organizations that already have adopted Oracle’s blockchain platform. Blockchain has the power to fundamentally transform how every industry does ......read more

Ferrari's turbo-charged V8 is voted the best engine of the last 20 years

The 3.9-litre V8 takes the International Engine of theYear Award for the third year running a record number of six awards Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018:  The latest iteration of Ferrari’s turbo-charged V8 that equips, in various forms, all Ferrari’s V8-engined cars, has been nominated the best engine in the world for the third year running in the 2018 International Engine of the Year Awards. In this, the award’s 20th anniversary edition, Ferrari took no fewer than six awards, the highest number for any manufacturer in any one year, bringing the total of Ferrari’s trophies up to 27, a record number of wins for any sports car company. Along with the overall Engine of the Year honour, the 720-cv 3.9-litre V8 that powers the new 488 Pista also took the 3-litre to 4-litre class, the Performance ......read more

ENBD REIT Announces Q1 NAV of USD 289 million

Portfolio occupancy increases to reach 90% Gross yield on portfolio reaches 8.4%, due to successful residential leasing programme Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17th July 2018:   ENBD REIT (CEIC) Limited (“ENBD REIT”), the Shari’a compliant real estate investment trust managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management Limited, has announced its Net Asset Value (“NAV”) for the period ended 30th June 2018. ENBD REIT’s NAV is USD 289 million (AED 1.1 billion), or USD 1.14 per share, following dividend and return of capital payments made in June 2018. This equates to a quarterly return of 0.29% due to net rental income being offset by slight valuation decreases. The total property portfolio value stands at USD 463 million (AED 1.7 billion), with diverse holdings covering 11 properties across the ......read more