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Discovering the power of Accessorizing with Rebecca Minkoff

In the last post, I spoke about how I fell back in love with fashion and everything it stands for (in case you missed it, click here). I also touched on how accessorizing can really change the look and take it to a whole new level. I’d always heard about how accessorizing can be game-changing but, I always thought it was something reserved for the creative minded among us. Here, I talk about how I realized that there was more to accessorizing than the standard black Gucci Double G belt! One day in Zara, I grabbed a pair of statement gold earrings to see how they would look on an outfit I had just paired whilst in stores. And just like that, it hit me! I realized how accessorizing can add a personal touch to your look. There are so many ways to make your outfit stand out, from belts to necklaces and everything in ......read more

UAE-Republic of Korea meeting of the Supreme Joint Committee on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 17 November 2018:  On Friday November 16, 2018, His Excellency (HE) Eng. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of Energy and Industry, chaired the UAE-Republic of Korea meeting of the Supreme Joint Committee on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy that took place in the South Korean capital of Seoul.  On behalf of the UAE, the meeting was attended by H.E. Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC); H.E. Eng. Mohammed Bin Jarsh Al Falasi, Undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy; Christer Viktorsson, Director General of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR); Mr. Nasser Al Nasseri, Barakah One Company CEO, as well as officials from the UAE energy sector and members of the UAE embassy in ......read more

Alstom at the heart of the Tangier-Casablanca high-speed line's inauguration in Morocco

Dubai, UAE, November 17, 2018:   Alstom participates today in the inauguration of the TangierCasablanca high speed line with its very high-speed trains supplied and delivered to the Office National des Chemins de Fer Marocain (ONCF). The line has been inaugurated by His Majesty, King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron.     Alstom supplied ONCF with 12 very high-speed trains for the Tangier-Casablanca railway section. Alstom also supplied the level 1&2 on-board ERTMS1 for the trains.      “ We are extremely proud to bring high speed rail for the first time to the African continent . This inauguration is a significant milestone for this prestigious project which will allow Moroccan people to benefit from an incredible passenger experience thanks to our r eliable , s a ......read more

Win Big this Winter with UAE Exchange

Daily cash prizes worth AED 10,000 and six BMW Cars weekly to be won during the 45-day promotion    Dubai, 17 November 2018:   UAE Exchange, a leading financial services brand in the United Arab Emirates, has launched its annual Winter Promotion – Win Big. During the 45-day promotion, customers have a chance to win AED 10,000 every day and a BMW car every week.    The promotion, which kicks-off from 17 November 2018, is valid on money transfers, foreign currency exchange, gocash uploads over USD 500, and purchase of National Bonds over AED 3,000. Customers who pay their credit card bills and utility bills together are also eligible for the promotion.  The winners, picked by electronic draws daily, will be announced on the Facebook page of UAE Exchange.   “In the ......read more

Dubai Font celebrates the International Day for Tolerance through the eyes of children

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 November 2018:   Dubai Font – an initiative by The Executive Council of Dubai – has rolled out a one-of-a-kind campaign to support the International Day for Tolerance and spread the message of promoting peace and tolerance, aligned with the UAE Vision 2021.  On the side-lines of the International Day for Tolerance, Dubai Font launched a campaign to demonstrate the world through the eyes of those with the purest hearts and souls – children. Off the back of this, a short video and book were created that stress the phenomena, ‘intolerance is not inherited, it is taught’.  The campaign saw the participation of 6 kids between the ages of 5 to 7 from different backgrounds including Emirati; Lebanese; Egyptian; Australian; French; and Indian. ......read more

UAE's VPS Healthcare expands to Sudan offering tertiary and quaternary care

Dubai, UAE, November 17, 2018:  VPS Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare service providers in the Middle East, has announced its foray into Sudan by offering coverage of tertiary and quaternary care to patients of Sudan in partnership with the country’s two major insurance providers.  Global patient care division of VPS Healthcare Group undertook the initiative. Senior officials of the Group led by Mr. Savnivise Gopinath, Director – VPS Healthcare, Dubai & India, signed agreements with the insurance companies in Sudan.  VPS Healthcare owns and operates over 125 medical centers, 22 hospitals, 15 brands with more than 13,000 employees spanning across the Middle East, Europe and India to provide comprehensive care and medical support services to patients from all strata of the society at ......read more

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization highlights cultural exchange between Islam, Europe and the world

‘Crossroads: Cultural Exchange between Islamic Civilization, Europe and Beyond’ marks museum’s 10-year anniversary  SHARJAH, 17 November, 2018:    Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah bin Sultan Al Qasimi Chairman of Department of Seaports & Customs inaugurated ‘Crossroads: Cultural Exchange between Islamic Civilization, Europe and Beyond’ in Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, with the presence of H.E. Manal Ataya, Director-General of Sharjah Museums Authority, Prof. Christina Haak, Deputy Director General of State Museums of Berlin, Prof. Stefan Weber, Director of Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin. The exhibition is the result of a collaboration between Sharjah Museums Authority and the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin and celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the Sharjah Museum of ......read more

Ministry of Tolerance takes initiatives to promote and spread tolerance, coexistence, and happiness in world societies

Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2018:  UAE Minister of Tolerance and Chairman of the Higher Committee of the International Institute for Tolerance, His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, has announced two major initiatives as a commitment to the promotion of tolerance. The announcement was made during the opening day of World Tolerance Summit which is being held in Dubai. In his speech, HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan said that the Ministry of Tolerance is committed to focus on prospering from pluralism and embracing diversity through innovation and collaboration. He said further that the initiatives will be in cooperation with the International Institute for Tolerance (IIT). “The first initiative is the launch of the National Research Project on Tolerance. This is a continuing project for the coming years ......read more

Emirates Group announces half-year performance for 2018-19

Group: Revenue up 10% to AED 54.4 billion (US$ 14.8 billion), and profit of AED 1.1 billion (US$ 296 million), down 53%. Results impacted by significant increase in fuel cost, unfavourable currency movements, and one-time transaction in dnata. Emirates: Revenue up 10% to AED 48.9 billion (US$ 13.3 billion), and profit decline of 86% to AED 226 million (US$ 62 million). 30.1 million passengers carried, up 3%, on overall capacity expansion of 3%. Dubai’s attraction as a destination remains strong with the airline carrying 9% more customers to its hub city. dnata: Revenue up 11% to AED 7.0 billion (US$ 1.9 billion), profit up 31% to AED 861 million (US$ 235 million) includes gain of AED 320 million from one-time transaction. Without this transaction, the profit recorded would be down 18% compared to last year. 350,052 aircraft ......read more

IVI Middle East Fertility to host the region's largest, most prestigious conference for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) in the UAE

The conference will bring international experts to the region who will give insights on breakthroughs in fertility treatments  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 15, 2018: The incidence of infertility is on the rise in the UAE. Research indicates that the causes can be attributed to both female and male conditions. Hence, there is a growing demand for infertility treatments. With the entry of IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, couples have access to advanced, global quality IVF treatments, right here in the region.  As a leading provider of IVF services, IVI Middle East works continuously towards gaining a better understanding of the challenges couples face in starting a family. Though, some of these infertility problems might be similar to what has been seen in other parts of the world, but other ones are actually ......read more

Souq.com's Biggest Ever White Friday Sale

More than two million deals on products from leading brands  Souq empowers over 14,000 sellers and local brand across the region to succeed this White Friday Local and global brands go on sale from 20 to 24 November with up to 70%  More deals than last year across all categories, from electronics to furniture, fashion, toys and more 15 November 2018:   SOUQ.com brought White Friday to UAE in 2014 and is today announcing the return of its biggest online shopping event, with more deals than ever. From the 20th to the 24th November, customers across the GCC and Egypt can choose from more than two million deals and offers, with discounts of up to 70% available.    This year’s White Friday will be the biggest event ever, offering more than two million deals on the widest variety of ......read more

Dragon Mart gears up for a spectacular three-day Oman National Day celebration

Live traditional dance and music from 16 November       Dubai, 15 November 2018:  Dragon Mart will celebrate the 48th National Day of the Sultanate of Oman with a vibrant line-up of entertainment to commemorate the rich history and cultural heritage of the nation, from 16 to 18 November.   Honouring the close bonds between UAE and Oman, the roaming parade will feature traditional Omani music and folk dance routines - Al Razha, Al Dan and Um Dema - performed daily by artists from 5pm to 9pm at Dragon Mart 2.  Al Razha dance is performed by two rows of men standing across each other and battling with their swords while reciting poetry. Al Dan involves two rows of dancers interspersed with solo routines, while Um Dema is a celebratory dance form.  

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Ideal Standard to showcase world-class innovations at 2018 Downtown Design exhibition in Dubai

Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2018:  Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions operating across Europe, Middle East and Africa is showcasing its latest innovations and designs at the Downtown Design 2018 – Middle East’s trade fair dedicated to original, high-quality design. The fair is returning for a stellar sixth edition and it is organized in the Dubai Design District from November 13th -16th, 2018.  Ideal Standard stand is representative of the brand identity and is divided into four distinct areas. Three areas are dedicated to product display, while the fourth adds to the interactive feel at the exhibition by accommodating a virtual reality experience. Using a VR kit, visitors have the opportunity to experience a fully equipped virtual Ideal Standard bathroom, and walk through ......read more

Dubai's quest to become the capital of the Islamic economy

Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2018:  With 1.8 billion Muslims in the world and an Islamic economy - which complies with Islamic laws – growing, John Defterios reports that Dubai is positioning itself as the global capital of the Islamic economy.   Dubai is already ranked number one in the world for halal food; halal travel; modest fashion; halal recreation; and shariah compliant pharmaceuticals and cosmetics but, now, it is looking to further diversify its economy.   The launch of global initiatives to create a certified halal accreditation system is one way in which it is doing so. This initiative has the potential to be significant and relevant to the 1.8 billion Muslims around the world this allowing Dubai to be centre stage in ensuring its economy reaches its full potential. Key Quotes:   CEO of Dubai ......read more

Sophos 2019 Threat Report: Unveils the rise of the hand-delivered, targeted cyberattacks as criminals stalk victims to bank millions

  Sophos (LSE: SOPH) today launched its 2019 Threat Report providing insights into emerging and evolving cybersecurity trends. The report, produced by SophosLabs researchers, explores changes in the threat landscape over the past 12 months, uncovering trends and how they are expected to impact cybersecurity in 2019. “The threat landscape is undoubtedly evolving; less skilled cyber criminals are being forced out of business, the fittest among them step up their game to survive and we’ll eventually be left with fewer, but smarter and stronger, adversaries. These new cybercriminals are effectively a cross-breed of the once esoteric, targeted attacker, and the pedestrian purveyor of off-the-shelf malware, using manual hacking techniques, not for espionage or sabotage, but to maintain their dishonorable income ......read more

ENBD REIT secures USD 75 million funding to drive portfolio diversification

The Shari’a compliant financing facility has been agreed with Standard Chartered Bank and delivers a reduction in profit costs Financing will facilitate further portfolio diversification through acquisitions Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15th November 2018:   ENBD REIT (CEIC) Limited (“ENBD REIT”), the Shari’a compliant real estate investment trust managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management Limited, has confirmed a USD 75 million (AED 275 million) Murabaha finance facility with Standard Chartered Bank for a term of three years with an accordion option to upsize the facility to USD 100 million. The new facility will support the REIT’s focus on portfolio diversification through further acquisitions, to maximise income returns and mitigate risk.    The Shari’a compliant ......read more

Oh So Heavenly! Bath Sets from Glambeaute.com that make a great gift this festive season

Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2018:  Thinking about festive shopping for family and friends and gifts that are easy and memorable without having to make those long and numerous trips to a mall? Then think Glambeaute.com, because it’s a one-stop online shop for every beauty and wellness need in the UAE, and you can put your festive shopping woes to rest here.  South African brand ‘Oh So Heavenly’ has released a variety of festive bath and body sets for you to choose for you loved ones. The sets include products for cleansing, scrubbing and moisturising which makes for a wholesome body care pack and also leaves you smelling like a dream.  Oh So Heavenly Tropical Escape Complete Care Pack (AED 29) This fresh and berry smelling set is perfect for your loved ones that reach out for a fruity scent. Using ......read more

Pure Health celebrates a successful year of partnership with the UAE health ministry

DUBAI – November 15, 2018:   Pure Health, the leading healthcare technology solutions provider in the UAE, celebrated a successful year of partnership with the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) in providing leadership and innovations in the laboratory diagnostics sector.  In 2017, Pure Health took over operations of medical diagnostic laboratories under the Ministry of Health and Prevention, starting with 11 and expanding to over 82 laboratory facilities across all the United Arab Emirates. The laboratories were renovated and updated with state-of-the-art equipment and machines, and also staffed with high calibre laboratory expertise. This move initiated an advanced level of improvement in the efficiency of the laboratories. Pure Health provided the latest global technological solutions and advanced ......read more

XTouch New XBone Bone Conduction Headphone Brings Safe and Convenient Experience

Adds a stream of new lifestyle products including XSlate and XBook   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 15, 2018:   XTOUCH, the leading Dubai headquartered consumer electronics brand today announced the launch of XBone Bluetooth bone conduction headphones. Performing the role of the ear drums, XBone decodes soundwaves in high fidelity and stereo quality sound through cheekbones. The added benefit of being placed outside of the ears keeps you safe from bacterial infections and protects the ear drums from long term exposure to loud noise. Featherweight yet durable, the memory wire design provides a snug fit and with IP65, it is sweat and water resistant.    Priced at only AED 299, it is specially designed for sports enthusiasts, gamers and music lovers.  At just 30 gm the lightweight XBone is ......read more

Al-Futtaim Honda launches ‘The Great Escape' promotion

Dubai, November 15, 2018:   Al-Futtaim Honda, the exclusive distributor of Honda cars, bikes, marine engines and power products in the UAE, has launched “The Great Escape” promotion across all its showrooms in the UAE, offering customers the perfect opportunity to buy a Honda vehicle before the end of the year.   The Great Escape promotion from Al-Futtaim Honda allows customers to buy their dream Honda vehicle, with a five-year instalment plan with zero percent interest. The offer is available across the entire Honda Sedan, SUV and MPV range, making it the best time to buy a Honda. The Al-Futtaim company is also offering 5 years unlimited mileage warranty, up to 100% finance and roadside assistance on all new cars and up to 5-year or 100,000 kms service contract on selected new car models. Trade-in ......read more

Kors Dubai: Michael Kors Celebrates A New Middle East Flagship Store and Special-edition Handbag

Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2018:  What: An event to celebrate the opening of the new Michael Kors Middle East flagship store at The Dubai Mall and the launch of a special-edition Whitney handbag created especially for the Middle East.   The exclusive event, held at Soho Beach Dubai, enveloped guests in an atmosphere that was equal parts New York edge and Dubai cool. French DJ Sebastien Perrin and Dubai-based DJ Tala Samman kept the international crowd entertained.   The Michael Kors special-edition Whitney bag is available, starting today, in all Michael Kors stores across the Middle East.   Who: Salma Abu Deif Jessica Kahawaty Carla Di Bello Lana Albeik Leena Ghouti Ola Farahat Alaa Balkhy  Ahmad Daabas Nadya Hasan  Tracy Ghazal Radwa Al Ziki Aya ......read more

The Fourth Edition Of Dubai Design Week Is Now Open!

Held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice- Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Dubai Design Week has returned for its fourth edition, from 12- 17 November, 2018. Dubai Design Week 2018 holds its most extensive programme to date with 250 events and over 120 participating organizations. Downtown Design has grown to feature over 175 brands - including 40 regional designers. New to Downtown Design this year is Downtown Editions; a curated section within the fair, dedicated to bespoke and limited-edition design. Global Grad Show will exhibit 150 projects – chosen from over 1000 submissions (double that of last year) and is for the first time held in partnership with Investment Corporation of Dubai. Within five pavilions, Abwab hosts designers from Amman, ......read more

Aston Martin Lagonda celebrates opening of flagship dealership in Abu Dhabi

Luxury carmaker expands dealer network in the Middle East Aston Martin Abu Dhabi opens in prestigious location close to Emirates Palace 15 November 2018, Abu Dhabi:   Luxury British carmaker, Aston Martin Lagonda celebrated the opening of a new flagship dealership in Abu Dhabi last night in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan. At an exclusive evening reception, guests mingled with senior personnel from Aston Martin, including Dan Balmer, President, Aston Martin Lagonda Middle East, North Africa & Turkey and David King, Vice President and Chief Special Operations Officer.    Aston Martin Abu Dhabi is situated in a prime location in the prestigious Etihad Towers, overlooking the beautiful Emirates Palace. The dealership boasts a state-of the-art 521m2 showroom ......read more

Takaful Emarat (‘the Company') reports financial results for the 9-month period ended September 30, 2018

The Company reports net profit of AED 9.1 million for the 9 months ended September 30, 2018, an increase of AED 7.6 million compared to the same period in 2017 The Company maintains its focus on Digitization and Artificial Intelligence development  Dubai, UAE 14th November 2018,   Takaful Emarat (“the Company”), the DFM-listed, Shariah-compliant life, health and general takaful provider and the largest takaful insurer in the UAE, today announced its financial results for the period ended September 30, 2018.    Key Financial Highlights  Net profit for the 9-month period ended September 30, 2018 is AED 9.1 million, an increase of AED 7.6 million year on year  Net profit for the 3-month period ended September 30, 2018 increased by AED 6.1 million year on year Gross ......read more

Deloitte and ISRA: The necessity for global common practices for Sukuk

Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  For nearly two decades, financial regulators and investment institutions around the world have been committed to strengthening practices in Islamic capital markets, and leverage standards for Sukuk as a key investment asset class. There has also been strong commitment from industry standards setters and other business supporting institutions (BSIs) to address practice differences and inconsistency. Deloitte’s Islamic Finance Knowledge Center in the Middle East, in collaboration with the International Shariah Research Academy (ISRA), has just launched a new whitepaper, “Sukuk in focus: the necessity for global common practices”, inviting industry experts to share their perspectives on processes and principles of sustainable investment that will harness the case for global common ......read more

Audi Innovation Award Winner Announced at Dubai Design Week

The third winner of the Audi Innovation Award is Elias El Soueidi from Lebanon with his project ‘Ruin to Reality’  His prize is $25,000 worth of consultancy together with a trophy and a trip to the Audi Headquarters in Ingolstadt to meet the team in Audi Design.  Second and third places were awarded to Dubai based designers Abdhul Hazeeb with ‘Connect to Thrive’ and Andrea Sensoli with ‘CyRCLE’.  Dubai, November 14, 2018 –   At Dubai Design Week, Audi Middle East announced the third winner of the Audi Innovation Award. Elias El Soueidi from Lebanon, with his project ‘ R2R’, took home the winning trophy and prize of $25,000 worth of consultancy to develop his idea, together with a trip to the Audi factory in Ingolstadt and the opportunity to meet ......read more

Smart technology and research to tackle diabetes.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 14, 2018:   On World Diabetes Day, which takes place on November 14 every year, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) discussed to use of incorporating technology to provide holistic care to those with the disease. DHA is working with several international firms at the Dubai Future Accelerator’s initiative to evaluate and incorporate new technology to treat and manage the disease.   Senior DHA officials including Dr Younis Kazim, CEO of Dubai Healthcare Corporation (DHC) and Dr Ahmad Bin Kalban, CEO of the Specialised Healthcare Services Sector, met with the companies at DFA, to discuss the use of latest technology in diabetes management. Dr Mohammed Redha, Director of Project Management Office, Informatics and Smart Health at the DHA said that the authority is keen to ......read more

World Tolerance Summit 2018 formally opens with resounding success

Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  World Tolerance Summit 2018 formally opened today with an impressive turnout of local and international delegations at Armani Hotel in Dubai. The summit was formally opened by His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance and the Chairman of the Higher Committee of the International Institute for Tolerance. The two-day summit is an initiative of IIT, which is a part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives. Several government officials were also in attendance in support of UAE’s first-ever summit on tolerance which is in conjunction with UNESCO’s International Day of Tolerance.  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, graced the day of the summit, which is being held ......read more

Huawei wins the First Place Prize of the King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award

14th November, 2018:   Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, won the first place prize of the prestigious King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award. This announcement was made during the illustrious annual Award Gala which took place Monday 12th of November at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh.  Huawei was honored for its excellent sustainability practices and responsible competitiveness leadership, as well as its exceptional management capabilities and innovative social and environmental initiatives.  Launched in 2008, the King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award is the first and only award focused on responsible competitiveness and corporate responsibility in the Kingdom, and Huawei is the first ICT company to win first place ......read more

Tissot T-Race Marc Marquez

A tribute to the 2018 MotoGPTM World Champion   Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  Tissot is proud off its ambassador   25-year-old Spaniard and Tissot Ambassador, Marc Marquez, is the youngest rider to win seven World Championship Titles in all classes including five World Championship Titles in the MotoGP class from just six attempts.    Team colours   The Tissot T-Race Marc Marquez combines the sporty body of the Tissot T-Race with design touches which are a homage to the celebrated new Tissot ambassador, Marc Marquez. The youngest ever five-time MotoGPTM World Champion, one-time Moto2 and one-time 125cc World Champion speeds to victory in his orange team colours, reflected here in pops of bright colour and in exuberant orange stitching on the sporty black rubber bracelet. A ......read more

ADNOC to Invest AED 5.1 Billion to Upgrade and Expand its Giant Bu Hasa Field as it Ramps up Onshore Crude Production Capacity

EPC contract that will deliver in excess of 60% of In-Country Value awarded to Tecnicas Reunidas SA after rigorous tender process Crude oil production capacity from Bu Hasa Field will increase from 550,000 to 650,000 barrels per day in line with ADNOC’s plan to increase its oil production capacity to 4mmbpd by 2020 Investment will enhance Bu Hasa’s production, deliver greater efficiencies and maximize value from a mature oil field Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 14, 2018: The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced, today, an AED 5.1 billion (US $1.4 billion) investment to upgrade and expand its Bu Hasa field, which will increase crude oil production capacity to 650,000 barrels per day (bpd). This is an important step towards delivery of ADNOC’s 2030 smart growth strategy that seeks to increase its ......read more

Shop, Stay and Unwind at Swissôtel Al Ghurair This UAE National Day

Book and receive 25% Off Accommodation, Spa, F&B Receive A 100 AED Shopping Voucher for Each Night During Stay Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  Think you’re due a staycation treat? In honour of UAE National Day, GCC residents will now receive 25% off on accommodation that includes a complimentary breakfast for two adults at Swissôtel Al Ghurair when booking a room from 29 November until 3 December 2018. You can also dine at any of their restaurants at a 25% off including their Iranian joint – Shayan, which is famous for its ‘One Meter Long Kebab’. It’s nice to wake up knowing there is a 100 AED Shopping voucher waiting for you to spend at any of the retail stores at Al Ghurair Centre which is connected to the hotel. The longer you stay – the more you can shop, as the vouchers ......read more

ENEC Achieves Historic Milestone in Construction of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant

ENEC celebrates the completion of main concrete works and heavy equipment lifting at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant  More than 2.3 million  cubic meters of concrete poured and approximately 250,000 metric tons of rebar installed at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Abu Dhabi, UAE – 14 October 2018:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has celebrated the achievement of a historic milestone in the development of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, with the completion of all main concrete works and heavy equipment lifting for the four nuclear reactor units being built in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi.    Senior leaders and employees of ENEC, together with the Prime Contractor and Joint Venture partner, the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), and their subsidiaries, the Nawah Energy ......read more

Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and Amity University enjoy a friendly polo match as part of Dubai 30 X 30 Challenge and announce the launch of the Amity Polo Cup

Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  As part of the month-long Dubai Fitness Challenge, Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and Amity University played a friendly exhibition match at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort on 13th November.  Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) led a team of colleagues from KHDA, against Dr. Vajahat Hussain, CEO of Amity Middle East and his team of students and faculty members. Each team of 4 was mounted on horseback using mallets with long, flexible handles to drive a wooden ball between two goal posts on a grass field at the equestrian-inspired resort. Following the match, Dr. Atul Chauhan, Chancellor of Amity University announced the launch of the region’s first Amity Polo Cup in association ......read more

UAE National Team girls off to a flying start in the Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship

Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  The two UAE National teams have continued their winning start in the Girls’ Under 18 category of the Dubai Sports Council Football Academies Championship, cruising to victories in week four of the tournament. The UAE National Team A, who had trounced Regional Sports 8-1 in their opening match, blanked The Football Academy Belles 3-0 in their second outing last weekend, while the UAE National Team B, who had started their campaign with a 1-0 win over TFA Belles in week three, defeated FC Academy Just Play by the same score. In the third Girls’ U18 match of the weekend, du LaLiga High Performance Centre Girls made it three wins from three with a 4-0 triumph over Regional Sports. In the Boys’ U18 category, however, du LaLiga HPC were not so fortunate as TFA Youth, who had one ......read more

Dubai Parks and Resorts announces unique UAE National Day offer to celebrate the 47th anniversary

Enjoy UAE National Day with special cultural activities and performances  Dubai, 14 November 2018: Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest theme park destination in the Middle East, will celebrate the UAE’s 47th National Day with an exciting offer and cultural activities across all its theme parks, including LEGOLAND® Dubai, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, and the LEGOLAND® Water Park as well as RIVERLAND™ Dubai. Dubai Parks and Resorts is celebrating the National Day long-weekend with a unique offer, which allows visitors to upgrade their MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai and LEGOLAND® Water Park ticket and enjoy access to an additional theme park of their choice for just AED 47.  This offer is effective from November 18th and valid for use between November 30th to ......read more

Turkish Airlines reached 83.4% Load Factor in October

14 November 2018:  Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for October, reached 83.4% load factor in that month. On top of the strong base effect of the last year, the growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey and Turkish Airlines in the last quarter of the year as well.    According to the October 2018 Traffic Results;  The passenger growth trend continued in October, thus total number of passengers carried went up by 5% reaching 6.5 million passengers, and Load Factor went up to 83.4%.  In October 2018, Total Load Factor improved by 2 points, while international Load Factor increased by 3 points to 83.2%, and domestic Load Factor reached to ......read more

Scan anywhere, wherever your work takes you with Epson's smallest and lightest mobile scanner range

Two new mobile scanners for easy and efficient document management on the move or in compact working environments UAE, Dubai,14 November 2018: Epson’s latest mobile A4 scanners are ideal for scanning and processing data on the move or in compact, busy office environments. The DS-70 and DS-80W have been designed for businesses looking for a mobile solution for staff to take on the road or use around the office. Jason Whiley, director of sales, Epson Middle East, said: “With the choice of both wired and wireless scanning solutions, these new scanners are ideal for those who need a fast scanning solution on the go. We’ve designed the new range to be lightweight without compromising on the versatility a business need. Customers often need to be able to scan documents of varying thickness so these additions to our ......read more

Google Pay is Now Available in the UAE

Dubai, 14 November 2018 -   Google announced today the launch of Google Pay in the UAE, allowing people to pay simply and securely with their Android phones. It simplifies shopping by helping you pay safely in apps and on websites, in stores that support contactless payment, and across all Google properties including Google Play. With the new payment app, Android users (Android 5+ phones) can complete payment processes in a few seconds whether online or offline.  In retail, the smartphone becomes a wallet. To be ready to use this payment method in stores, users simply add their supported Mastercard or Visa cards issued by any of the partner banks (Emirates Islamic, Emirates NBD, Mashreq and Standard Chartered [RAKBANK coming soon]) to their Google Pay app. Then users only need to wake the phone screen up and tap it to ......read more

DAMAC reports revenue of AED 5.2 billion for the first nine months

Developer doubles number of handovers year on year   Financial highlights for first nine months of 2018:  Revenue at AED 5.2 billion Gross profit at AED 1.9 billion Net profit at AED 1.1 billion Booked sales of AED 3.2 billion   Earnings per share of AED 0.18 Deliveries of 3,800 units Dubai, UAE – 14 November 2018:   DAMAC Properties Dubai Co PJSC (DFM: DAMAC) (“DAMAC” or the "Company"), announced financial results for the first nine months of 2018, reporting total revenue of AED 5.2 billion, gross profit of AED 1.9 billion and net profit of AED 1.1 billion.   During the first nine months of 2018, DAMAC delivered 3,800 units, compared to 1,923 units in the same period in the previous year. The units delivered in Dubai during this period ......read more

Atlantic presents its water heating solutions with renewable energy sources at The Big 5 and Solar Decathlon Middle East

Visit Atlantic International at The Big 5 located in Hall 3 stand number 3B129 to discover Explorer and Solerio Optimum 3 product ranges. Learn more about Groupe Atlantic’s support in the student led initiative to create the ideal solar house prototype at the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018.   United Arab Emirates, 14 November 2018, Atlantic is a renowned French brand creating the best in class water heating solutions with energy savings at the heart of its mission, will be showcasing its latest range of products at The Big 5 taking place from the 26th  to the 29th  of November at Dubai World Trade Centre.    Visitors will have the opportunity to meet with regional team leaders who will reveal the latest product technology and innovations with demonstrations of Explorer, the highly ......read more

LACOSTE presents its new Legacy collection

Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  For its 85th birthday, LACOSTE presents its new Legacy collection, a new line of characterful watches in homage to the sporty, chic and casual style of its founder, René Lacoste.   Subtly combining the aesthetic references of the past with the materials and contemporary finishes of modern watches, LACOSTE proves its constantly renewed ability to honor its history elegantly and soberly.   This new three-hand watch consists of a 42 mm case and a steel bezel which matches the color of its dial marked with a crocodile at 12 o’clock.   This Lacoste Legacy Collection starts from AED  865 and is available across Hour Choice stores in the UAE.  

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Refinitiv Partners with Union of Arab Banks to Create Strategic Networking Platform

Partnership helps develop cooperation among more than 360 financial institutions across MEA markets Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  Refinitiv, formally the Financial & Risk business division of Thomson Reuters, announced a partnership with Union of Arab Banks (UAB) to develop a strategic networking platform for UAB’s members, the financial and compliance community across Middle East and Africa (MEA). The partnership develops cooperation on a strategic dimension that benefits more than 360 financial institutions in MENA. As part of the agreement, UAB will leverage Refinitiv’s network of financial crime industry experts and enhance the quality of UAB’s training workshops and seminars. Refinitiv will gain access to UAB’s vibrant network of financial institutions and will drive industry engagement ......read more

Tabreed's Reports 10% Increase in Net Profit to AED 319.3 Million

Tabreed has been rated investment grade by two credit rating agencies   14 November, 2018 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:   National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading UAE-based regional district cooling utility company, today released its consolidated financial results for the first nine months of 2018. Tabreed reported a 10% increase in net profit to AED 319.3 million for the year up to 30 September, compared with the same period in 2017, mainly driven by the acquisition in March of S&T Cool, a district cooling provider on Reem Island in Abu Dhabi, as well as income in May from a partial sale of Saudi Tabreed following the investment by the IDB Infrastructure Fund II, reducing Tabreed's total shareholding in Saudi Tabreed from 25% to 20%.    Tabreed’s ......read more

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Inaugurates Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Booth at Abu Dhabi Art

Abu Dhabi, 14 November 2018:   His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, visited Manarat Al Saadiyat to view the artistic creations of Abdullah Lutfi, the talented Emirati artist and Special Olympics UAE athlete. The showcase was held by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, in partnership with Abu Dhabi Art. H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan inaugurated the World Games 2019 booth and was shown a canvas painting being created live at the booth by Abdullah, which explores the links between the Special Olympics movement and the UAE. Abu Dhabi Art, an annual art fair organized by the Department of Culture and Tourism, partnered with the LOC to promote Special Olympics in the run up to the ......read more

Puma Drops Cali in New Colorway

Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  Heading into the Fall in style, Global sports brand PUMA releases the Cali in a brand-new colourway for women. Keeping the sneaker game on point, the sport-inspired classic returns to the streets with a timeless monochrome makeover. Channelling west coast vibes this season, the effortlessly chic platform is a nod to the Golden State’s summery nostalgia. The signature low top silhouette is reimagined with a contemporary appeal. Available in a clean white & black colorway, the sneakers are decked with a perforated vamp and a leather upper inspired by the original PUMA California. With a lace closure system, the contrast pop on the progressive rubber tooling gives it the much-needed edge. Foil PUMA branding on the lateral tab and heel for a premium touch, the latest iteration is a certified ......read more

Puma Launches RS-X Toys

Celebrates Reinvention of Toys In and Beyond Sneaker Culture Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2018:  Global sports brand PUMA extends the RS-X range with the launch of the all-new RS-X Toys sneaker.  Back in the ‘80s, the RS was an innovative and high-quality cushioning technology. This season, PUMA launched the RS-X sneaker, a totally new concept built on the classic Running System (RS) line. The new RS-X range is all-things extreme, exaggerated and remixed. Embracing the future and honoring the past, the OG-inspired silhouette celebrates extreme reinvention with its bulky design, material mixes, and bold color palette. Celebrating reinvention of toys in and beyond sneaker culture, the RS-X Toys design is inspired by collectable vinyl toys. The nostalgia-packed sneakers take you back to the era of iconic toys that ......read more

Awesome Island Vacation Tips.

Checklist to having an Awesome Island Vacation Vacations are exciting. It is a time to relax and be free from all your routine stress. During vacation, you should always be prepared for any situation that is likely to occur. Hence, before going for a vacation, you should ensure to carry out some critical research. Indeed, you may have done some studies to help you book your ticket and select the right place for vacation, but there is more to planning than just booking your tickets. Confirm Rentals If you plan to rent a car while you are on vacation, it will be better to call and confirm before you arrive. It will be cool to also know the driving laws of the location of the Island. This is important because several locations have different driving laws; for example, the British Virgin Islands drive on the left side while Belize ......read more

Dubai Optical Show Vision-X 2018 kicks off with a ceremonial ribbon cutting and memorable first day full of business matchmaking & exhibition

(L-R Luca Veronesi, DOSV-X Show Director; His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre; His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority; Marilena Procaccio, Deputy Trade Commissioner of the Italian Trade Agency; Valentina Setta, Italian Consul General to Dubai; Guenter Rauer, German Consul General to Dubai) Dubai Optical Show Vision-X 2018 lived up to expectations as the region’s must -attend eyewear and eyecare industry event, as His Excellency Humaid Al Qatamicut the ribbon to officially launch Day 1 of the show, at DWTC yesterday, November 13th.  Dubai, UAE (November 13, 2018):   Following months of anticipation, Dubai Optical Show Vision-X ......read more

Zoho launches its cloud accounting software in Bahrain

Designed to help businesses in Bahrain automate accounting, invoicing, and back office operations while complying with the VAT regulation  Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:  Zoho, the leading information technology and business management software conglomerate, has launched Zoho Books, its cloud accounting software for automating business finances and helping businesses stay Value Added Tax (VAT) compliant. As businesses in Kingdom of Bahrain prepare for the VAT implementation, Zoho Books makes it easy for them to seamlessly migrate to the new tax law and stay compliant in all aspects of their business. With the experience gained from bringing out exclusive tax-specific editions for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Zoho Books is ready to extend the same opportunity to the Kingdom of Bahrain ......read more