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Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone Signs MoU with Abu Dhabi Global Market Registration Authority

ADAFZ and ADGM Registration Authority to work in partnership to enhance their customer offerings and strengthen the position of Abu Dhabi as a pioneering market for economic development 21st January 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ), a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Airports, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Registration Authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM Registration Authority) to promote the position of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as a financial centre. The MoU was signed by Rowan Michael Kelly, Senior Vice President of ADAFZ and Dhaher bin Dhaher Al Mheiri, CEO of ADGM Registration Authority. The MoU seeks to establish joint initiatives in regards to providing warehouse commercial licensing, incentives and knowledge sharing. The agreement addresses several ......read more

Dubai Health Forum discusses importance of Mental Health Strategy

Highlights progress made since launch of the strategy. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 21, 2019:   In 2018, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched the Mental Health Strategy for the emirate. The strat¬egy known as Happy Lives…..Healthy Community is Dubai’s first comprehensive mental health strategy and is applica¬ble across all public and private health entities in the emirate.    According to World Health Organization (WHO), mental health is a ‘state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.’    During the launch of the strategy, His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of Dubai Health Authority had discussed the importance of such a strategy. He said, “The strategy ......read more

UAE Journalists Association Adopts New Logo

The New Logo Reflects the Important Role of The Digital Media Today Maitha Buhumaid: Dubai Press Club is harnessing all resources to support media outlets in keeping abreast with the latest developments in the media field. Mohammed Al Hammadi: We are open to working with all media institutions and partners in the country. Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2019:  The Board of Directors of the UAE Journalists Association unveiled the Association’s new logo and brand identity on Monday at a press conference held at the Dubai Press Club. The event also saw the launch of an ‘Honorary Board’ that aims to enhance the role of the Association in advancing journalism in the country.   Designed to reflect the importance of the current digital media era, the new logo was inspired by the four colors of the ......read more

Al Mouj Muscat Starts 2019 with Biggest Ever Marathon Hosted in the Sultanate

Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2019:   Al Mouj Muscat, Oman’s leading Integrated Tourism Complex and lifestyle destination, hosted the biggest ever Al Mouj Muscat Marathon on January 18 and 19 with almost 8000 runners taking part, a 25% increase compared to 2018 edition. The two-day festival of running attracted a record numbers of visitors to Al Mouj Muscat.  Commenting on the success of the race, Nasser bin Masoud Al Sheibani, CEO of Al Mouj Muscat, said: “The record-breaking 2019 Al Mouj Muscat Marathon saw 103 different nationalities taking part, demonstrating the growing popularity of Muscat to host large international sports events. Each year we aim to be bigger and better and we would like to thank our community and the visitors from across the world for their great support for the participating runners and ......read more

Emirates NBD encourages UAE citizens and residents to ‘give in to giving'

Dubai, 21 January 2019:   Emirates NBD, a leading banking group and a pioneer in private sector volunteering in the UAE, is calling on citizens and residents to ‘give in to giving’ by sharing videos of themselves giving to friends, family or community members.   Inspired by the UAE’s Year of Tolerance, which will promote philanthropic behaviour across the country throughout 2019, Emirates NBD aims to persuade UAE citizens and residents to invest in their community by giving their skills and time to worthwhile causes. The bank is encouraging UAE residents to film themselves engaged in simple acts of giving, such as helping a neighbour or colleague, volunteering at a local charity or offering food to a stray animal. The videos can be uploaded on Instagram Stories, tagging Emirates NBD ......read more

Abu Dhabi University celebrates ‘Year of Zayed' milestones with closing ceremony

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- 21 January 2019:   Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, today hosted a closing ceremony marking the end of its Year of Zayed program. The ceremony, which was attended by faculty and students, touched upon the milestones achieved by ADU during 2018, which served to commemorate and carry forward the legacy of the UAE’s founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.  The ceremony saw ADU celebrate the results of its Year of Zayed strategy, which was launched in early 2018. The university’s Year of Zayed program included a series of exhibitions, conferences, seminars and student-led initiatives designed to honor the late Sheikh Zayed’s legacy. The holistic program was carried out ......read more

Mall of the Emirates introduces complimentary wheelchair service at all entrances for easy access to people of determination

Visitors can simply borrow a wheelchair from the designated storage unit without any hassle  Dubai, UAE; January 21, 2019:  In a move to support Dubai’s vision to become a disabled-friendly city by 2020, Mall of the Emirates has introduced an easy access to wheelchairs at all its key entrances for people of determination.    The shopping and lifestyle destination has always offered wheelchairs free of charge at its Customers Service Desks but has now gone a step further to add to the convenience of its visitors by making them available as soon as they enter the mall.    “As Dubai gears up to realise its ‘My Community’ vision for 2020, which aims to turn it into a friendly city for people of determination by eliminating obstacles to their inclusion, we want to do our part ......read more

Dubai Show Jumping Championship CSI5*-W Comes to an Impressive Conclusion

Janika Sprunger Wins Emirates Airline Dubai Grand Prix and Italian Rider, Paolo Paini comes in 2nd Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2019:  Janika Sprunger, the Swiss rider and her horse Bacardi VDL won the Emirates Airline Dubai Grand Prix, the biggest award in Dubai Show Jumping Championship. The Championship, which took place from 16-19 January 2019, is organized by Dubai Equestrian Club and hosted by Emirates Equestrian Centre in collaboration with the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation (UAEERF) under the supervision of International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI).  The competitions were attended by a number of equestrian clubs’ representatives, that are sponsoring the Championship, and a huge number of show jumping enthusiasts, who thoroughly enjoyed the competitive performances put on by world-class riders who ......read more

Major New Healthy Food Launches Planned for Gulfood as Sector's Mena Growth Set to Outstrip Global Average

Region’s health, wellness & free-from food sales to rise 7 per cent by 2023, says Euromonitor Dubai, UAE – 21January, 2019:  Major new healthy food launches are being lined up by exhibitors at Gulfood – the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition – which marks its 24th edition at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from February 17-21, 2019. Buoyed by a significant trend in mindful eating, exhibitors are preparing to launch new products - many of which are free from gluten and dairy - with significant health and wellness benefits. The health-focused products are a cornerstone of Gulfood’s new theme for 2019: ‘The World of Good, The World of Food’. The launches come as Euromonitor International, the world’s leading independent provider of strategic ......read more

LACOSTE presents Key West (Sport Inspired) collection

Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2019:  LACOSTE presents Key West (Sport Inspired) Sportwatch, that echoes the LACOSTE brand’s intrinsic authenticity, performance and elegance.   It’s appeal is instant and lasting    This Lacoste Key West Sportwatch is priced at AED 745 and is available across Hour Choice stores in the UAE.  

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The 2019 OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic welcomes the world's best players

Once again, OMEGA gets behind golf in the region, as title sponsor of this year's tournament   Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2019:  Many of the world’s top golfers, including OMEGA brand ambassadors Tommy Fleetwood and 2017's winner Sergio Garcia, are set to tee off at this year’s OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club. Dubbed the ‘Major of the Middle East’, the tournament begins on the renowned Majlis Course on Thursday January 24th and continues until Sunday January 27th.    For more than 25 years, the tournament has been a celebration of golfing excellence and OMEGA is proud to have served as title sponsor since 2010. OMEGA President and CEO, Raynald Aeschlimann said: “The OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic is truly one of the high points on the golfing calendar. ......read more

Dubai Quality Group announced the Eng. Hassan Omr, the elected chairman for 2019-2021

DQG concluded the Annual General Meeting & the election process for the new Board of Directors  Building on its impressive momentum, Dubai Quality Group aims for an innovative & fruitful year ahead as they announce the achievements of 2018   Dubai 21st January 2019, UAE:   Dubai Quality Group (DQG) concluded the Annual General Meeting by holding the Board of Directors (BOD) Election for the period 2019-2021, announcing Eng. Hassan Omr the new elected chairman. DQG’s financial results for the year 2018 were presented by Mr. Unnikrishnan the financial director of the group to the DQG’s members for their review.   Dubai Quality Group, a self-financing, non-profit organization, set up by the Dubai Department of Economic Development under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed ......read more

Dubai turns spotlight on retail industry need for more women in the boardroom

The Retail Summit launches with mission to foster gender diversity, promote flexible working practices and nurture female talent Dubai, UAE, 21 January 2019:   When women dominate the sales process and outnumber men in the workforce, their absence from many boardrooms remains a major issue for the retail industry. Getting the gender balance right is a hot topic for retail brands facing new challenges to grab the attention, and retain the loyalty, of today’s tech-savvy generation of shoppers. “A recent ‘Women In Retail’ report states that 60% of retail industry employees are female, while women make or influence 85% of purchases,” says Gary Thatcher, CEO and Co-Founder of The Retail Summit, the important new industry event launching in Dubai next month. “Yet only 10% of executive ......read more

Barclays: Equities to Outperform Bonds as Global Economy Expected to Continue Growing

Dubai, UAE- January 21,2019:   Barclays has released its Q1 2019 “Compass” report, which examines major asset classes globally, and provides tactical recommendations on portfolio asset allocations. The report outlines that carefully calibrated risks can help investors steady their ships after a turbulent 2018. In particular, the report highlighted how investors will be well served by leaning towards a diverse pool of developed and emerging market equities, while considering the importance of maintaining a well-diversified long-term core investment portfolio.    The report, prepared by Barclays, shares the latest views on their long- term Strategic Asset Allocation (SAA). It also highlights short-term tactical adjustments recognising investment opportunities emerging from shorter-term cyclical views ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Wins 2019 Tour Down Under Team Classification

Dubai, UAE, January 21, 2019:  The 2019 Tour Down Under ends successfully for the riders of UAE Team Emirates, who got their season off to a flying start by taking the overall team classification in the first UCI World Tour Race of the year.   The team rode consistently well from the first stage until the last, wrapping up a hard fought tour on the iconic climb of Willunga Hill. Three riders from the team, directed by Neil Stephens, made the top spots- exceeding the high expectations established beforehand. Diego Ulissi arrived at the top of Willunga Hill in eighth place just 17″ behind the day’s winner Riche Porte. New signing Tadej Pogačar came in 15th just 20″ behind first spot, followed closely by Jan Polanc in 17th just 30″ down.   In the General Classification, Ulissi finished ......read more

Sawalef Perfumes unveils product range of delicate scents in 2019

Dubai, 21 January 2019:   Sawalef, homegrown luxury fragrance brand, that produces an extensive range of products, including eau de parfum, concentrated perfume oil, bakhoor, muattar, body lotions, agarwood, and gift sets is looking to expand its product range in 2019. The brand launched in the UAE market in December 2017 and currently has six stores across the country. The perfumery curates all its products to appeal to perfume connoisseurs in the region and each Sawalef scent tells a story with a deep sense of originality. The perfumes are infused with strong Arabic traditions and use exclusive raw materials to create products of the highest and finest quality. Recently, the brand launched two new Eau de Parfum for Him and Her – Memories and Lamset Oud priced at AED350 for 100ml bottles. Memories Eau de Parfum is ......read more

3rd Emirati Programmer launched to boost investment in future skills

UAE, 20 January 2019 - In the presence of H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai, Chairman of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University’s (HBMSU) Board of Governors, and Chairman of the Emirates Talent Association, the third edition of the “Emirati Programmer” program was launched recently following the success of the two past editions, which have helped establish a solid foundation for creating Emirati national graduates equipped to lead in using advanced technology in serving the nation's goal of building a competitive economy based on knowledge and innovation. The third edition which attracted a remarkable number of talented learners across the emirates, reflects the growing confidence among the UAE community on importance of the Emirati Programmer as ......read more

Dubai Customs launches 24th edition of Carpet & Art Oasis 2019

Dubai, UAE, 20 January 2019: Carpet & Art Oasis 2019 kicked off under the patronage of Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC). Themed “Mix of art and innovation”, the 24th edition of the exhibition organised by Dubai Customs features more than 15,000 exquisite and rare carpets, and runs from 20th January to 14th February. It was inaugurated in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, executive directors, consul generals of different countries, and owners of carpet companies taking part in the Carpet & Art Oasis. The Carpet & Art Oasis is expected to draw thousands of tourists, especially for rug lovers who flock every year to the exhibition. It is a manifestation of the emirate’s diverse economy and ......read more

Crescent Petroleum signs MoU to sponsor Special Olympics

Sharjah, UAE January 20, 2019:   Crescent Petroleum, the Middle East's first and largest private exploration and production company, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 to sponsor the World Games taking place 14-21 March, underscoring its commitment to empowering people of determination and encouraging their inclusion in all aspects of life in line with the Year of Tolerance.  Crescent Petroleum is an Official Supporter of the Games, and has committed to provide financial support as well as volunteers and specialized care workshops for parents of World Games athletes in collaboration with its non-profit sister-organisation, High Hopes Pediatric Therapy Center.  Crescent Petroleum has long supported ......read more

Jewellery shoppers to keep winning big this Dubai Shopping Festival

8 kilos of gold, several gold bars, 2 BMW luxury cars and 6 Samsung 65” inch TV to be won within the next 2-weeks promotion National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) cardholders to get double chance to win a BMW car Dubai; January 20, 2019:   Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group’s (DGJG) ongoing promotions for gold and diamond jewellery is acting as a major catalyst to increase the shopper participation for the running Dubai Shopping Festival. With over thousands of participants in the first 24 days of the promotion, the group has received a magnificent response from both residents and tourists alike. Till now, DGJG has given away 24kgs of gold and 3 BMW cars to 99 lucky winners.   The third weekly draw on the 19th of January was graced by Mr. Fattallah Abdullah Fattallah, Manager, Dubai Economic Department, ......read more

fischer's Annual Media Meet 2019

fischer fixing systems set benchmarks in the Middle East  - Demanding projects and high social commitment The fischer Group of Companies in profile - Innovative solutions fischer fixing systems - Always a fitting solution Prof. Klaus Fischer, the Entrepreneur - Ambitious foresight Prof. Klaus Fischer - Short biography fischer Group of Companies - Facts & figures fischer fixing solutions prove themselves in India - Anchors for the tallest statue in the world Opening of Klaus Fischer Laboratory at Tongji University - fischer supports research in the field of fixing technology Building 4.0 - fischer invests in Building information modeling 3D printing - fischer takes a share in 3D printing startup Xioneer​ Dubai, UAE, January 20, 2019:  fischer fixing systems set benchmarks in the Middle ......read more

Nissan Energy demonstration hits the spot

Nissan recharges CES visitors with macchiato brewed using LEAF power January 20, 2019:  Nissan gave CES trade show attendees a taste of Nissan Energy. Nissan Energy is part of Nissan Intelligent Integration, the company’s vision of a connected world where new developments in battery technology and power generation enable homes and vehicles to better harness and power each other. At the CES Nissan display, visitors relaxed and sipped on a freshly-brewed macchiato topped with their self-portrait crafted from foam while watching Nissan Energy in action. The barista station ran purely off a Nissan LEAF, demonstrating Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society. Nissan Energy will establish new standards for connecting vehicles to energy ......read more

New research from NYU Abu Dhabi and the International Union for Conservation of Nature reports elevated extinction risks for marine bony fishes in the Arabian Gulf

Fast facts: About 8% of bony fishes in the Arabian Gulf are threatened, double that of other assessed regions Major threats include overfishing and coastal development Highest threat is in species-rich nearshore areas Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 20, 2019:  According to new research from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), NYU Abu Dhabi, and other collaborators, 8.2% of marine bony fishes in the Arabian Gulf are threatened with extinction, which is at least twice the proportion of other regions where similar assessments have been implemented.   The study evaluated the regional conservation status of 471 species of marine bony fishes in the Arabian Gulf. Primary threats include fisheries and harvesting, and coastal development and loss of habitat, impacting 47% and 32% of marine bony ......read more

Double Win for Trade Bank of Iraq at the International Finance Awards

Trade Bank of Iraq awarded the ‘Best Retail Bank’ and ‘Best Priority Bank’ in Iraq in 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 20, 2019:   Trade Bank of Iraq’s (TBI) has been recognised for their outstanding performance and service, taking home two awards at the International Finance Awards 2018. London based ‘International Finance’ magazine rewarded TBI’s continued commitment towards providing modern banking services in Iraq, presenting the ‘Best Retail Bank’ and ‘Best Priority Bank’ awards during a special ceremony held at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai. Faisal Al Haimus, Chairman & President of Trade Bank of Iraq, who received the awards at the ceremony said: “We are pleased to receive this esteemed award, which recognises our ......read more

Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Courts sign MOU to support education and promote social values

Dubai, UAE, January 20, 2019:  The Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Courts have signed a cooperation agreement to unify the efforts of the two parties in raising awareness about the importance of education and social values among the youth. The agreement was signed at the headquarters of the Dubai Sports Council by HE Saeed Mohammed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, and HE Taresh Eid Al Mansouri, Director General of Dubai Courts. The agreement falls within the framework of the UAE’s national agenda and Vision 2021, with focus on creating awareness about the nation’s core values through education and the use of different public platforms and media. The role of the two parties in the implementation of this agreement is complementary as the Dubai Sports Council strives to develop sports in the Emirate ......read more

DLD signs strategic MoU with UAEIIC

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th January 2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for strategic cooperation with the UAE International Investors Council (UAEIIC). The MoU was signed by HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, and HE Jamal Saif Al Jarwan, Secretary-General of UAEIIC. The MoU aims to share knowledge, experiences, and institutional expertise at all levels as well as exchange ideas, information, and studies related to both parties. The new MoU will help UAEIIC in implementing its vision and mission, extend bridges of cooperation, and open channels of communication with all bodies and departments, and with representatives of institutions inside and outside the UAE. HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, said: “The MoU aims to build ......read more

Popular Danish Homeware Brand, JYSK, Opens Third Store

The new Burjuman store follows the success of its flagship launch in Umm Suqeim and City Centre Mirdif and will offer more choice and convenience to consumers in the Bur Dubai area  Dubai, UAE, 20 January 2019:   Danish retail chain, JYSK, pronounced ‘yusk’, has today announced the launch of its third store opening in Bur Dubai.  Following the hugely successful opening of its debut location in Umm Suqeim in early 2018, as well as City Centre Mirdif in August, the Scandinavian homeware pioneers will be offering consumers even more choice with its largest launch to date.  Burjuman JYSK will house the brands favoured products from bedding, sofas, garden furniture and an array of textiles, accessories and everyday essentials – at competitive prices, as well as catering to passers-by with J ......read more

Central Park Towers at DIFC welcomes key government departments as tenants in 2018

Dubai, UAE, 20 January 2019:   Central Park Towers, one of Dubai’s leading commercial, retail, and residential destinations in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has been tremendously successful in attracting prestigious tenants to their commercial office tower. The building continues to attract corporate businesses, and government departments with its convenient location, design aesthetics, and value for money proposition.   Two key government departments that have recently leased office space at Central Park Towers; the UAE Federal Tax Authority, who occupy three floors and the UAE Ministry of Economy, who occupy five floors in the tower.   The Federal Tax Authority have established their new 63,000 sq.ft. headquarters in the office tower. The Authority is responsible for developing ......read more

Ibn Battuta Mall to give away prizes worth over AED350,000 this Dubai Shopping Festival

Looney Tunes’ Tornado Taz, travel games, roaming parades and lots more planned for annual retail festival  Dubai, UAE, January 20, 2019:  Ibn Battuta Mall is bringing the best of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) to visitors from 26 December 2018 to 2 February 2019, with an amazing showcase of entertainment and live performances including the popular Ibn Battuta Travel Game, Looney Tunes’ Tornado Taz, roaming parades and great prizes.  Shoppers can win exciting prizes worth over AED350,000 in total in the form of the recently-launched Nakheel Malls Gift Card when they spend AED300 at any outlet at the mall.  Enjoy a fantastic retail experience with special deals and promotions throughout DSF as well as family-friendly entertainment and activities, including: Ibn Battuta Travel Game: 27 December to ......read more

du Joins Global CBSG Consortium to Collaborate on Future Blockchain Innovations

du has joined the CCPS working group to explore blockchain’s untapped potential through advances in transparency, security, and real-time transactions Dubai, UAE, 20th January 2019:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is set to work alongside some of the world’s leading multinational telco firms as a member of the Carrier Blockchain Study Group (CBSG) – a global consortium of leading telcos constructing the next-generation of blockchain technology and innovations. In joining the CBSG, du will become a key part of the first worldwide telecom carriers’ blockchain consortium and will drive the creation of blockchain-enabled services, such as Cross-Carrier Payment Systems (CCPS) – a blockchain-based global payment system developed by TBCASoft, a U.S.-basedblockchain ......read more

Land-ho! The Pirates have Docked at Dubai Festival City Mall with the launch of the new IMAGINE show

Dubai, UAE, 20 January 2019:  Festival Bay, Dubai Festival City Mall’s outdoor waterfront, has transformed into the Pirates of the Bay, complete with a captain’s ship, bridges and archways, treasure and the launch of the whimsical new IMAGINE show, A Pirate’s Tale. The new show was officially launched by Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment (DFRE), together with Mohamed Maktari, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Lexus and Steven Cleaver, Director of Al-Futtaim Malls Dubai. Attended by thousands of shoppers, the launch took place on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 with a remarkable fireworks display launching the festivities taking place until the end of the April 2019. The new IMAGINE show, A Pirate’s Tale, introduces a host of new beloved characters that shoppers can meet on ......read more

Mimecast Appoints Karen Anderson as Chief Human Resources Officer

Dubai, UAE, January 20, 2019:   Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced Karen Anderson as its new Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). In this newly created position, Karen will lead the company’s people and culture strategy.  Karen joins Mimecast with more than 20 years of experience in various human resources roles. As the new CHRO, she will support the company’s global expansion, enhance career development opportunities and help ensure that Mimecast remains a ‘Top Place to Work’ for all employees. In her last role, Karen was the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals where she supported the strategic direction and business growth from a few hundred employees to more than 1,000 employees in 16 ......read more

Spring/Summer ‘19 Collection IL Gufo Underwater

Il Gufo’s Spring/Summer collection takes us on a journey of nautical discovery guided by little sailors who, diving amongst the interlacing shades of deep and mellow blue, become explorers of gulfs between styles and colours and evoke thoughts of chic coastal towns and coral reefs. References to the sophisticated fashion of the 30s are interlinked with more energetic and vibrant looks, creating a lively and playful style that evokes the animated activity of a coral reef. Dubai, UAE, January 20, 2019:  Designs are natural and contemporary. For girls, the styles are a blend of character and romanticism. Ruffled, lightweight dresses, embellished with embroidery contrast with more modern pieces, such as jumpsuits, mom jeans and tops with fluorescent detailing. For boys, the collection is strongly influenced by the ......read more

Bollywood Actor Anil Kapoor inaugurated 2 new outlets of Malabar Gold & Diamonds in UAE which was witnessed by a huge gathering

Malabar Gold & Diamonds expanded its presence in UAE by opening 2 new showrooms Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor inaugurated 2 new stores of Malabar Gold & Diamonds in UAE on Friday, 18th January, 2019. Stores inaugurated are Grand Mall, Sharjah and Grand Hypermarket, Jebel Ali, Dubai Special Inaugural Offers  32 Kilos of Gold & 5 BMW cars Gold Jewellery Raffle Promotion: Four winners (1/4 kg each) daily with a chance to win 1 kg gold from 27th December 2018 to 26th January 2019 Final Day mega Prize- 1 kg gold for one winner on 2nd  Feb, 2019 Customers eligible for 1 coupon for Gold jewellery purchase worth AED 500 to win gold prizes Diamond raffle promotion: 5 BMW cars to be given away on weekly raffle draws  Customers eligible for 1 coupon for Diamond jewellery ......read more

Dubai Customs kicks off activities at UAE 2nd Customs Week 2019

Dubai – 19 January 2019:   Dubai Customs activities for the UAE 2nd Customs Week kick off on Sunday 20th January 2019 under the theme “Smart Borders”, and continue to 24th January 2019.  The UAE 2nd Customs Week will help educate all segments of society and encourage them support customs activities and role in society and the national economy.  Commenting on the event, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs said:  “It’s very important to help everyone learn the essential role customs departments in the UAE play to sustain economic growth and protect the country. This will help us serve our clients in a better way to achieve better growth following the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of ......read more

Airbus boosts Intersec 2019 with Progressive Comms Technology

Under the motto ‘Intelligence Shared’, Airbus features secure Virtual Reality solutions and professional communication tools Dubai, UAE 20 January 2019:   Airbus is showcasing its latest secure communications solutions at this year’s Intersec exhibition in Dubai, the world‘s leading trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection. These solutions are being used by security authorities to safeguard cities, ensure protection for citizens and residents, and respond to emergency incidents.  As the leading provider of secure intelligence platforms, Airbus is demonstrating Virtual Reality applications that facilitate the work of paramedics or firefighters during their operations on the scene. These technologies enable field and control room officers to support fire fighters on ground when ......read more

Esharah Etisalat Security Solutions to showcase Smart City Solutions at Intersec 2019

Dubai, UAE, January 20, 2019:  Esharah Etisalat Security Solutions, experts in the field of wired and wireless Telecom Networks (TETRA & Public Safety LTE), and Security Solutions, will be showing their latest and innovative products designed for public safety at Intersec 2019; an annual exhibition taking place from the 20th to the 22nd of January at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. Esharah’s participation in the world’s leading trade, networking and business development platform for safety and security reflects the dynamism and growing size of the region's security and safety market. The company will be present at the event for all three days with its products and solutions which include a Biometric Checking via Secnet, an electronic verification of the ID document’s RFID chip ......read more

Tafawuq Facility Management wins significant World Trade Center Abu Dhabi FM contract

19 January 2019 - Tafawuq Facility Management, a subsidiary of the UAE-based Eltizam Asset Management Group, and a leading provider of integrated facilities management services, announced that it has been awarded a significant facilities management services contract by the World Trade Center Abu Dhabi for a period of three years initially. Chris Roberts, CEO, Eltizam Asset Management Group, said: “Winning prestigious projects such as the World Trade Center Abu Dhabi reflects the success of our strategic roadmap for business growth and expansion in the region. By adhering to the highest international standards in FM, constantly training our employees and by conducting regular quality inspections of our sites and work places, Tafawuq aims to set the benchmark for quality and safety in the GCC facilities management sector. Designed ......read more

Al Masaood announced as official automotive sponsor of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA

Abu Dhabi, January 17, 2019 - Al Masaood Group in partnership with Nissan has been confirmed as the official automotive sponsor of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA. The 14th edition of the award-winning European Tour golf tournament will run till 19th  January 2019 at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, bringing together a stunning line-up of the world’s best golfers in what promises to be four days of high intensity competition. First staged in 2006, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA has evolved into becoming one of the most competitive and anticipated events on the European Tour calendar and attracts elite players from around the world to the Middle East at the start of the season. 2019 is no exception, with two-time winner and reigning champion Tommy Fleetwood, World Number One and Triple Major Champion ......read more

DLD nominated in WSIS 2019 Awards

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19th January 2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) announces that its smart platform, Dubai REST, is nominated for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) awards 2019, where voting will continue till 10 February.  The eighth WSIS will be held from 8 – 12 April 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland where 300 Arab and international delegations, including heads of state and high-level representatives, are expected to participate. WSIS is an annual, prestigious, international award that is organised for countries around the world to compete across 18 categories with more than 1,000 projects worldwide being submitted for a chance to be nominated. HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, said: “We are always seeking to strengthen DLD’s position to deliver the ......read more

UAE Team Emirates' Jasper Philipsen Wins Stage 5 at the Santos Tour Down Under

Dubai, UAE, January 19, 2019:  The Belgium 20-year-old, Jasper Philipsen, a new signing for the team this season, only needed five days of racing to take his first win in UAE Team Emirates colours. That came in Strathalbyn, Australia after 149.5km of racing from Glenelg in the Tour Down Under’s fifth stage.   Philipsen was not the first rider over the line, instead it was Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal). However, the jury relegated Ewan to the back of the pack for an irregular sprint and gave the honours to Philipsen, second over the line.   “It’s an important victory for me, my first WorldTour race, but it arrived in a strange way, so I missed that feeling of crossing the line first. Still, success is always beautiful and I’m very happy to have taken it,” Philipsen said. “The ......read more

IPAF hosts 10th UAE Nadwa

Writers’ workshop is held in Sharjah, the World Book Capital for 2019, and led by acclaimed Arab writers Iman Humaydan and Muhsin al-Ramli with new support of Department of Culture — Sharjah Government Dubai, UAE, January 19, 2019:  This week, a group of eight emerging Arab authors gathered in Sharjah to take part in the International Prize for Arabic Fiction’s annual Nadwa. The workshop, which ran from 8th to 15th January, brought together writers from Iraq, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Syria and the UAE. The workshop was sponsored by the Department of Culture — Sharjah Government and took place at the Marbella Resort. Sharjah, which has a growing publishing industry and has become a hub in the UAE for book events and organisations, was recently named World Book Capital for the year 2019 by UNESCO ......read more

MALABAR GOLD - DSF Winner Photo for Release - Anandan Ganesh

Dubai, UAE, January 19, 2019:  Mr. Rajesh E, Branch Head, Malabar Gold & Diamonds welcomed the Dubai Gold & Jewellery group DSF campaign daily raffle draw quarter KG gold winner Mr. Anandan Ganesh at Malabar Gold & Diamonds outlet. Mr Anandan Ganesh did the jewellery shooping at Malabar Gold & Diamonds outlet

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The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Signs MoU with General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments

Entities to collaborate to provide tours of Abu Dhabi’s historic mosques Abu Dhabi, 19 January 2019:  To promote cultural tourism in Abu Dhabi and showcase Islamic heritage and Abu Dhabi’s mosques and their stages of development and growth to tourists, the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has teamed up with the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments (Awqaf) to organise tours of historic and iconic mosques in the emirate. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the two government entities to provide the immersive experiences to tourists and residents alike will also serve to strengthen the cultural exchange between the two partners.  The agreement was signed by H.E. Saif Saeed Ghobash, Undersecretary of DCT Abu Dhabi, and H.E. Mohammed Saeed Al ......read more

Space, AI, renewable energy to get priority as sectors open for more foreign investment in 2019 - law firm

 Legislation recognising ICOs as securities among legal reforms to act as a beacon for increased foreign investment, says STA senior partner Dubai, UAE, 19 January, 2019:   Space, artificial intelligence and renewable energy are priority sectors in the UAE, and it is expected they will be amongst those to be opened up to higher levels of foreign investment in 2019, according to legal experts. Legislation recognising ICOs as securities, as well as, new laws on netting, dispute resolution and giving more flexibility to public joint stock companies are among the other significant legal reforms that will happen this year, says STA Law Firm. “Among the most significant developments expected in 2019 is the issuance of the Cabinet resolution which determines the sectors and activities that are open to higher levels ......read more

UCM awards the world's first honorary doctorate to an Arab personality from the UAE

UDubai – United Arab Emirates, 19 January 2019:   CM, an innovative Higher Educational Institution with branches in  Malta, Switzerland, Italy, France, and Spain represented by Manuela de Martino, the President of UCM and Professor Fausto Gennuso, the Director General of UCM, honored Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Chairman of INDEX Holding and Executive Chairman of DIHAD and DISAB, with an honorary doctorate, becoming the world’s first Arab personality from the UAE to be awarded an honorary doctorate by UCM.  This unique recognition comes in line with Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani’s unwavering commitment towards supporting humanitarian aid and relief efforts in the UAE and across the globe as well as his personal volunteering efforts in combating issues that threaten the good health of society such ......read more

Dawoodi Bohra Trade Expo begins at Expo Centre Sharjah

Sharjah - 17 January 2019:  A first of its kind trade exhibition in the region showcasing different industries under a single roof has got under way at Expo Centre Sharjah on Thursday. Organized and managed by Anjuman Najmi S. C., Sharjah, the three-day Dawoodi Bohra Trade Expo 2019 will continue until January 19 (Saturday). The Dawoodi Bohra Trade Expo was inaugurated by Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Salem Al Qasimi, in the presence of HE Shri Vipul, the Consul General of India; HE Mohamed Ahmed Amin, Acting Director-General of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI); and HE Saif Mohamed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah. The inauguration was also attended by a number of officials from the Consulate, as well as businesspeople, investors, and members of the Indian community residing in the country. Hosting more than ......read more

Huawei to demonstrate groundbreaking AI-driven safe city solutions at Intersec 2019

Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2019:   At Intersec 2019, Huawei will introduce its latest cutting-edge Safe City solutions & CCTV, which are aimed at enhancing public safety innovation in the region. As the headline sponsor and Exclusive Artificial Intelligence Partner of Intersec 2019, Huawei will use the event as a platform to demonstrate its AI-driven portfolio and announce new partnerships with leading ICT players at Stand S1-I26, Sheikh Saeed Hall 1, Dubai World Trade Center from January 20th to 22nd.  Huawei’s video cloud solutions include its AI-enabled Ultra HD 4K & Software Defined Cameras with matrix intelligence and video cloud platform for video and image management, analysis and search. They also include Huawei’s CCTV solution, which boasts a resilient and reliable Storage with Multiple Access ......read more

Central Bank of the UAE Holds its 1st Board of Directors Meeting for 2019

Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2019:  The Board of Directors of the Central Bank of the UAE, held its first meeting for 2019 following its restructuring, on 14th January 2019, at the Central Bank Head Office – Abu Dhabi, under the chairmanship of H.E. Hareb Masood Al Darmaki, the Chairman of the Board. The meeting was attended by H.E. Abdulrahman Saleh Al Saleh, Deputy Chairman of the Board and H.E. Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoori, the Governor, and Board members; Their Excellencies Younis Haji Al Khoori, Khaled Mohammed Salem Balama, Khalid Ahmad Al Tayer and Ali Mohammed Al Madawi Al Remeithi, as well as by Their Excellencies Mohamad Ali Bin Zayed Al Falasi, Deputy Governor, Saif Hadef Al Shamsi, Assistant Governor and a group of senior Central Bank staff.    H.E Chairman of the Board opened the meeting by thanking the ......read more

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signs agreement with Neuron for Saada health programme.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 17, 2019:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today an agreement with Neuron. As per the agreement, Neuron will be the third party administrator (TPA) for the Saada health programme. The agreement was signed by HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA and HE Mohammed Al Mutaiwei, Chairman of Neuron, in the presence of Saleh Al Hashimi, Advisor of Dubai Health Insurance Corporation; Umair Nizami, Managing Director and Board Member of Neuron and other senior health officials.  Saada means happiness in Arabic and the programme is one of the smartest health insurance schemes in the world. It is applicable for all nationals in Dubai who do not benefit from any other Government funded health insurance cover.  More than 100,000 Emirati nationals have already enrolled ......read more