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Tashkeel announces open call for affordable design range Tanween

UAE-based designers must submit their proposals by August 25   Dubai, UAE – July 18, 2019:  Resident designers are invited to participate in the second edition of Tanween+ by submitting their design proposal for affordable and functional products that are inspired by and manufactured in the UAE.   Tanween+ is an offshoot of the Tanween Design Programme, a professional development initiative by Tashkeel for emerging designers, makers and artisans living and working in the UAE. Tanween+ was launched in 2018 to establish a range of small, functional items that reflect the spirit of the UAE. It provides designers an opportunity to pursue their creative enquiry and research, harnessing the cross-culture range of skills, materials and resources found in the region.   Designers living and working in the ......read more

LG's Groundbreaking Dualcool With Inverter Tech Delivers Performance and Energy Efficiency

With Company’s Dual Inverter Compressor™, DUALCOOL Air Conditioner Cools 40 Percent Faster and Uses 70 Percent Less Energy Than Conventional Models   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing its latest DUALCOOL residential air conditioner (RAC) at its Home Appliance & Air Solution Press Tour in Seoul, South Korea. The new model boasts innovative features and is the first air conditioner to utilize LG’s Dual Inverter Compressor™, which cuts energy consumption without sacrificing cooling capabilities. Along with outstanding performance and impressive energy efficiency, the DUALCOOL has a simplified structure that saves technicians time and effort during installation and maintenance. Thanks to LG’s proprietary Dual Inverter ......read more

Southwest Airlines® Joins NDC Exchange

ATPCO and SITA platform simplifies NDC adoption by enabling connectivity across the travel distribution ecosystem Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   ATPCO and SITA today announced that Southwest Airlines® is the latest carrier to join NDC Exchange, a platform for NDC that enables content interoperability across the airline distribution ecosystem. By joining NDC Exchange, Southwest continues its journey to make its content more accessible to business travelers in a way that’s easy to use and hassle-free. NDC Exchange is a community platform created by ATPCO and SITA that enables API connectivity between airlines and sellers using New Distribution Capability (NDC), an XML-based data transmission standard set by IATA. NDC Exchange enables NDC API format translation for any party (GDSs, travel ......read more

Emirates Partners with the West Asian Football Federation Championship

Emirates to become Official Partner and Airline for tournament to be hosted for first time in Iraq Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   Emirates has today announced an agreement which will see it as the Official Partner and Airline for the ninth edition of the West Asian Football Federation Championship, taking place in Erbil and Karbala, Iraq from 2-14 August 2019.  The deal demonstrates Emirates’ ongoing commitment to supporting football and connecting with fans across the region. The West Asian Football Federation is one of the four regional governing bodies of the Asian Football Confederation, and consists of nine member nations in Western Asia. This year, eight national teams including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Yemen will be competing for the ......read more

du Announces Winners to Conclude IoT & AI Pioneers Competition

The telco has selected three innovative projects that could play a role in leading the UAE into the future   Dubai, UAE, 18th July, 2019: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has played an inspirational role towards empowering the next generation of technology innovators, following the completion of the IoT & AI Pioneers Competition.    Driven by UAE 5G Innovation Gate (U5GIG) - which is powered by Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) - and Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec), to lead innovation initiatives established by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, du’s IoT & AI Pioneers Competition had 43 initial project applications all vying to play an active role in leading the UAE’s smart future. ......read more

Canadian University Dubai partners with hospitality industry players to boost tourism sector skills

Goal: Meet the demand expected to be triggered by Dubai’s 2025 target to attract 25 million visitors annually   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:  ​ Canadian University Dubai has recently joined forces with two more leading names in the hospitality industry to help boost the skills supply to the UAE tourism sector as Dubai prepares to attract 25 million visitors by 2025. Under the two new agreements, the University will collaborate with Copthorne Hotel Dubai, a member of the Millennium Hotels Group, and Ibis Styles Hotels Jumeirah, to foster education-industry initiatives that will help increase workforce capacity in support of the Dubai Tourism Strategy.  The goal to become the most visited city in the world was revealed last year by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid ......read more

Sony Introduces New WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless Headphones with Industry-leading Noise Cancellation in the Middle East

Noise-free, Wire-free And Worry-free:  Enjoy the 1000X family’s renowned premium sound on Sony’s latest truly wireless headphones The next level of silence with Dual Noise Sensor technology and HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e Wire-free design, stable connectivity and comfortable fitting for total listening freedom Long-lasting battery life and quick charging function to revolutionise your commute  Listen your way with Adaptive Sound Control, customisable touch controls and voice assistant   Dubai, UAE, 18th July 2019 – Sony today expands in the Middle East its renowned 1000X family with the addition of new generation truly wireless headphones – the WF-1000XM3. Sony’s Industry-leading  Noise Cancellation is improved further with the HD Noise Cancelling Processor ......read more

Al-Futtaim Toyota makes car ownership easier than ever with Toyota Choices

Personal Contract Purchase with low monthly installments   Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2019: As part of its customer-centric ethos and commitment to offer its customers the best in town products and services, Al-Futtaim Toyota is delighted to offer customers more with, its Choices, Personal Contract Purchase Program (PCP), making it easier and more affordable than ever to own a brand new or pre-owned Toyota vehicle. For those looking for a low Equated Monthly Installment (EMI), Choices is a delightfully convenient, low-risk way to finance a Toyota.    At purchase, the vehicle is set at a Guaranteed Future Value (GFV) based on the term of your agreement (24months/40,000kms or 36months/60,000kms). Not only does this preserve the value of the car at the end of the agreement, it also offers unprecedented peace of ......read more

Danube Group Expands into the Healthcare segment

~Danube Group is planning to invest 10 million dollars in next 2 years in the health care segment ~ Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   After successful hospitality venture UAE’s leading business giant Danube Group, enters into the healthcare division with the launch of American Aesthetic Medical Center on 17th July 2019 in Dubai. Present on the occasion were Fayez Abdullah Al Marzooqi, Head of Department at Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Islamic Culture, Mr Rizwan Sajan - Founder and Chairman Danube Group along with other senior management of the group.    The clinic is located at Umm Al Sheif Road, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai and plans to service patients with most advanced and innovative techniques for both surgical and non-surgical treatments like Plastic Surgery, Hair ......read more

Thought-Evoking Clothing Brand Exhale Releases Limited Edition “Be” Kimono

July 18, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Aspiring to inspire, telling tales through thread, conceptual clothing brand exhale was conceptualized in October 2016 by Nawal El Masri, and launched in the UAE.  exhale is a mindful and conscious-driven e-commerce brand that seeks to change perspectives through storytelling, art, music and visual journeys - exhale is dedicated to raising mental health awareness through artistic mediums. exhale, has released a limited edition “be /ßä” kimono, where East meets West in a reinterpretation of the traditional Japanese robe, in collaboration with Arabic calligraphy artist Dia Allaam. The intricate piece is created from a unique combination of Sadu, the traditional Bedouin weaving technique, and linen, which offers a lightness appreciated in the Middle Eastern climate.  exhale ......read more

Dubai Land Department cooperates with Dubai Police to initiate new smart home security system

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   Dubai Land Department (DLD), represented by its Registration and Real Estate Services sector, announced the initiation of the partnership it had previously signed with the General Department of Criminal Investigation at Dubai Police for the new smart housing security system. Incorporating many other parties, including major real estate developers in Dubai, the agreement aims to disperse security awareness among Dubai’s residents through developers who can collaborate with other relevant parties to introduce the benefits of the new smart housing security system. In line with this partnership, DLD will support Dubai Police’s security initiatives by organising workshops with real estate professionals. Lt. Col. Rashid Abdul Rahman bin Zabawi Al Falasi, ......read more

Shopping, Dining & Entertainment takes centre stage at Khalidiyah Mall

Promotions give mall visitors a chance to become a Mall Millionaire   Abu Dhabi, UAE- 18 July  2019:    Khalidiyah Mall has enhanced the summer mall activities for residents and visitors by helping them escape the heat with attractive shopping deals, restaurant promotions and a chance to become a ‘Mall Millionaire’ as part of the RAD summer edition campaign until the 3rd of August. Known for its exclusive promotions and activities, shoppers venturing into Khalidiyah Mall for retail therapy also have a chance to win AED 50,000 every week and the grand prize of AED 1 million as part of Line Investments & Property LLC’s ‘Mall Millionaire’ campaign. Mayank M Pal, Mall Manager at Khalidiyah Mall said, “Visitor’s to Khalidiyah Mall this summer have a chance ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Takes Two More Top 10 Finishes in Stage 11 at the Tour De France

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   UAE Team Emirates’ Jasper Philipsen and Alexander Kristoff finished 7th and 9th respectively in today’s sprint finish, despite a mechanical in the final 500m that prevented Kristoff from fully exploiting another impressive lead out from the team’s up and coming young Belgian rider. The race was won by a matter of inches by Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) who marginally pipped Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) to the line.   Stage 11 came after a well earned rest day for the riders and eased them back into racing with a relatively short 167km flat route from Albi to Toulouse. The day played out as expected with the inevitable breakaway being slowly reeled back in by the chasing peloton. Dan Martin was kept safe by the team’s domestiques and ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention Warns of Health Hazards Due to Illegal Slaughtering Away from the Approved Abattoirs

Dubai, July 17th, 2019: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has issued a warning against the risks of the virus Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), which is resulting from the indiscriminate slaughtering of sacrificial animals, whether at houses or by unauthorized street butchers. Such type of illegal slaughtering is increasing with the approach of Eid Al Adha.  The Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever is classified within the list of priority diseases. In case of being affected by this virus, it should be reported within 24 hours, so that a rapid intervention for epidemiological surveillance can be undertaken by the relevant authorities. Government Efforts to Enhance Healthy Behaviors H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Assistant Sector, Health Centers and ......read more

Indian playback singer Amit Kumar to dazzle guests with a vibrant performance at Rajmahal Theatre in BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

Dubai, 17 July 2019: BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the Middle East, is hosting a live concert with leading Indian playback singer Amit Kumar on July 26th, where he will perform some of his classic hits. Versatile singer Amit Kumar, the son of legendary playback singer Kishore Kumar, will pay tribute to his father by performing live inside the Rajmahal Theatre – an opulent and state-of-the-art theatre spread across two levels. Amit Kumar has sung several Bollywood film songs since the 1970s and has won several awards for his contribution to the Indian music industry. Working with the late musician maestro R.D. Burman, Amit attained international fame and has recorded over 170 Hindi songs. Tickets for the concert will be priced at AED 175 and AED ......read more

Union Coop Awarded ‘ISO Business Continuity Certificate'

July 17, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Union Coop, the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE received ISO 22301:2012 certification for International Business continuity standards from ‘Bureau Veritas’ – Dubai Branch.  The certification was received by H.E. Khalid Humaid Bin Diban Al Falasi, CEO of Union Coop, from Mr. Marwan Aridi, Certification Manager, Bureau Veritas – Dubai, in the presence of Mr. Aiman Othman, IT Director, Union Coop, Mr. Imad Rashid, Acting Happiness and Marketing Director among group of Managers.  Explaining the vitality of this certification, Mr. Aiman Othman said: “Achieving ISO 22301 compliance certifies that Union Coop is committed towards serving the society among which customers, employees and shareholders in case of an event of disruption or incident that can stop its ......read more

Automation Anywhere Expands into the Middle East with the Opening of Regional Headquarters in Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17 July  2019:   Automation Anywhere, the global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), announced its expansion into the Middle East with the opening of regional headquarters in Dubai.    A dedicated office now serves a growing customer base in the Middle East and will play a key role in helping organizations overcome the barriers to adopting RPA. The fast-evolving technology uses software bots that work side-by-side with human workers to automate repetitive, mundane tasks – liberating people to focus on higher-level business value initiatives.   Digital transformation continues to gain traction in the region, backed by several government mandates. These include the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI) that aims to make UAE the top region in ......read more

Etisalat unveils new ‘together' emoji to mark World Emoji Day

Abu Dhabi, 17 July 2019:  There’s a palpable excitement in the air as Etisalat today unveiled the newly crafted ‘together’ emoji.  Today is the sixth World Emoji Day, a day to celebrate the use of every emoji possible on your social media accounts.  Avid emoji fans may soon find themselves excitedly embracing the new ‘together’ emoji. Depicting three quirky faces - a smiling face with smiling eyes, a winky face and a laughing emoji huddled up together - this adorable digital icon is set to breathe life into our messages in a creative, colourful and light-hearted way.  Etisalat recently enlisted designers to create their own renditions of the ‘together’ emoji and got their creative juices flowing. The team drew inspiration from Etisalat’s core belief that ......read more

Empower: District cooling is environmentally-friendly and saves energy

Dubai, UAE, 17th July 2019: In light of the urban expansion and the major developments in the construction sector, especially in the GCC, the gradual rise in temperature has become a challenge during the last hundred to two hundred years due to greenhouse gas emissions, carbon dioxide and many other types of gases. As a result, the United Nations (UN) began to adopt and promote a culture of sustainable development to preserve the environment, through a plan for a better and more sustainable future for all; aimed at combating climate change and environmental degradation by 2030. Consequently, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, plays a major role in adopting district cooling systems locally and internationally. According to the UN, Empower is a key ......read more

More than 73 thousand patients receive screening and treatment through SEHA's mobile health clinics

Abu Dhabi - UAE, July 17, 2019: More than 73 thousand patients received screening and treatment through Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) unique mobile health clinic offerings since 2018 and up to May 2019. Serving the community since 2010, these mobile clinics reflect SEHA’s heritage and legacy in providing advanced, accessible healthcare for the community, in line with the objectives of Abu Dhabi Government. Mohammed Hawas Al Sadid, Ambulatory Healthcare Services CEO, said: “SEHA is the cornerstone of the healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi and is the only provider with a genuine network that can create value across the system for patients. This network includes 3 mobile clinics fully equipped to provide curative and preventive services for major events and remote areas. What sets these clinics apart as well is that ......read more

Hospital launches free “Healthy Heart Wellness Programme” in Ras Al Khaimah

RAK Hospital offers complimentary service for the residents of UAE recovering from cardiac issues   One in five people who have suffered a heart attack will have a recurrent attack within the next five years   Cardiac wellness and recovery programmes can reduce chances of a repeat heart attack by 47 percent; 42 percent less likely to die within an average of eight years   July 17th, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: In order to create a support system for cardiac patients and help them manage their condition better, RAK Hospital has launched a free “Healthy Heart Wellness Programme” for the UAE residents at the hospital premises. The programme aims to educate and counsel patients recovering from heart attacks, angioplasty, stenting and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), while introducing them to ......read more

The Car That Responds to Your Mood: New Jaguar Land Rover Tech Helps Reduce Stress

● Jaguar Land Rover is developing new AI technology to better understand changes in the driver’s mood while behind the wheel  ● Cabin settings will be altered in response to the driver’s facial expressions to help tackle stress ● Reports suggest 74 per cent of people admit to feeling stressed or overwhelmed every day ● New mood-detection system is one of a suite of technologies Jaguar Land Rover is exploring as part of its ‘tranquil sanctuary’ vision to improve the overall driving experience    Wednesday, 17 July 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   Jaguar Land Rover is researching new artificial intelligence (AI) technology to understand our state of mind while driving – and adjust cabin settings to improve driver ......read more

OMEGA's role in competitive swimming

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17 July  2019:   OMEGA's association with the sport began back in 1932, when for the first time a single company was entrusted with the official timekeeping for all disciplines at the Olympic Games - including swimming. The brand's unwavering commitment to precision so impressed FINA, the governing body of aquatic sports around the world, that in 1973, OMEGA was asked to serve as Official Timekeeper at the federation’s first ever world championship. As well as timing the most important swimming events in the last several decades, OMEGA has been behind the development of the sport's key timekeeping technologies: From the first semi-automatic timer to the quantum age Introduced at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, the Swim-Eight-O-Matic was the world's ......read more

Summer-ready BABY-G G-Lide BAX-100 makes splash this hot season

Written by Mahmoud Jabsheh, General Manager - Timepiece Sales Division, CASIO Middle East Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17 July  2019:    This hot season, it is time to spice up your beach outfits and what perfect way to do this than to wear CASIO’s newly released Summer-Ready BABY-G wristwatch model for women. Adding glamor to a lady’s overall beach ensemble, the shock-resistant G-Lide BAX-100 is packed with impressive features and key functionalities fully capable of withstanding extreme beach activities such as swimming, diving, snorkelling, and summer sporting events.   With 10-bar water resistance, back-guard structure, and slide-lever resin band, the beach-inspired timepiece takes its design inspiration from the surf culture of the 90s. It is the only BABY-G analog-digital ......read more

Mubadala Petroleum to farmout a 20% participating interest in both the Andaman I and South Andaman PSCs in Indonesia

Abu Dhabi, 17 July, 2019:   Mubadala Petroleum announces that it has signed an agreement with Premier Oil to farmout a 20 percent participating interest in each of the Andaman I and South Andaman Gross Split Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs). Mubadala Petroleum is the operator of both the Andaman I and adjacent South Andaman PSCs.  Completion of the transaction is subject to customary conditions including government approvals.   The Andaman I and South Andaman PSCs are located in the underexplored but proven North Sumatra basin offshore Aceh. Mubadala Petroleum is also a partner with a 30 percent participating interest in the Andaman II PSC which is operated by Premier Oil. With participating interests in these three adjacent blocks, Mubadala Petroleum is the largest net acreage holder in the area, securing the ......read more

Enjoy a shopping spree with up to 75 per cent off at Ibn Battuta Mall this DSS

Fabulous offers on fashion, beauty, entertainment and more until 3 August 2019   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17 July  2019:   Ibn Battuta Mall makes Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) even more rewarding with up to 75 per cent off trendy apparel, kids’ fashion wear, stylish accessories, beauty products, wellness treatments, footwear, chic furnishings and more.   Head to the world’s largest themed mall until 3 August to discover a world of irresistible deals and discounts on everything from beds to business wear and furniture to fashion.     Apparel…   • Wallis: up to 75 per cent off stylish business and casual attire for ladies;   • BRANDS: up to 75 percent off bespoke formal business attire for men;   • OshKosh ......read more

APC Connected Smart-UPS Just Got Smarter: Enabling UPS management through the cloud

“To enable businesses to proactively and effectively manage the health of their UPS systems, Schneider Electric has introduced Connected Smart-UPS™ with APC™ SmartConnect, the first cloud-enabled UPS for distributed IT environments.”   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17 July  2019:   Every IT manager fears a power outage on a busy workday. The office is humming with critical transactions happening at every workstation when the power goes out unexpectedly. To buy time and allow for the safe shutdown of devices, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) are a standard piece of critical infrastructure in any setting. But what happens when the IT department doesn’t have the bandwidth to proactively maintain and monitor their UPS on an ongoing basis, or if there is no IT staff on site at ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah Chamber and Ghana to Discuss the Cooperation Opportunities

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates -  17 July  2019:   H.E Mohamed Ali Musabbeh Al Nuaimi, Chairman, Ras al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Her Excellency Samata Gifty Bukari, Consul-General of the Republic of Ghana in Dubai, discussed strengthening the bilateral business cooperation and the investment opportunities in the different sectors.  Al Nuaimi underscored the importance of the enhancing the bilateral trade with Ghana, and the private sector in both countries through facilitating meetings of the business communities from both Ras Al Khaimah and Ghana, he confirmed that Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry shall extend all the support and assistance to establish the business partnerships that achieve the strategic goals.  Al Nuaimi added “Ghana and Ras Al Khaimah ......read more

Etihad Airways Introduces Nutritional Education Programme to Nepal School for Underprivileged Children

• World record breaking Etihad inflight chef Sanjay Thakur leads food education initiative to teach children and their carers how to source and prepare low cost meals • UAE Ambassador to Nepal and Etihad Airways donate 10 double bunk beds    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17 July  2019:   Children of the Azizia Madrasa enjoyed a tasty morning as they learnt a fundamental skill to last them a lifetime, cooking healthy, nutritious meals using locally sourced, low cost ingredients.    Etihad Airways Inflight Chef Sanjay Thakur, famous for breaking the world record for creating the highest pop-up restaurant in the world at Everest Advanced High Camp last year, and President of the World Chef Association, Thomas Gugler, hosted the Abu Dhabi-led initiative to teach children the ......read more

Summer Skin Rituals with SUKIN

**5 hero ingredients to include in your summer skincare regime**  Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17 July  2019:   Skin undergoes changes with every season, and so should your skincare! If your goal for this summer is a fresh, bright, glowing complexion, it’s important to get hero summer ingredients included in your skincare regime. Especially during the hot seasons, use skincare products that are infused with effective natural ingredients instead of inorganic ones that can prove to be harsh on your skin. This is simply the best way to make sure your skin is protected all summer.  Sukin, Australia’s leading skincare brand, utilises an abundance of beautiful botanicals, antioxidants and essential oils to restore the vitality and radiance of skin. Its extensive range of products boasts ......read more

How Middle East E-commerce has changed in last 5 years?

July 17, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   The global e-commerce sector has seen several changes in the past five years, especially in the MENA region. According to research, it is estimated that the Middle East e-commerce market could experience an exponential growth of US$69 billion by the year 2020. Though that sounds impressive, it is to be noted that only 15% of regular businesses in the Gulf have an online presence while the majority of online shopping is done from foreign brands. Despite the disheartening fact, there is no doubt that the e-commerce in the MENA (the Middle East and North African) region does have potential to grow. Let us explore the reasons for its expansion, the major challenges, the key competitors and the general consumer behaviour in the Middle East region? Why does the e-commerce sector have potential in the ......read more

The India-UAE Bridge Recognized as a Step Into the Future

DP World Promotes Bilateral Trade and Investment Using Its Assets as a Springboard Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17 July  2019:   The trade and investment flow between India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are poised to expand rapidly with the launch of a major initiative by DP World, UAE Region.  This consensus emerged on 16 July at a trade and investment seminar led by DP World, UAE Region and jointly organised with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in Chandigarh.  At the seminar, DP World, UAE Region executives highlighted the synergies that exist in their portfolio across India and UAE, and the integrated solutions ranging from port-centric logistics, inland logistics, freight and transport. The overarching aim is to enhance trade flows with optimised supply chain ......read more

Lg's Front-loader With New Ai Dd Brings Optimized Washing to the Middle East and Africa

Deep Learning and Upgraded TurboWash 360 Maximize Washing Effectiveness, Minimize Clothing Damage Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   During its Home Appliance & Air Solution Press Tour in Seoul, South Korea, LG Electronics (LG) is unveiling its latest front-loader washing machine releasing in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.  Powered by the company’s new Artificial Intelligence Direct Drive (AI DD) with deep learning, it delivers thorough yet gentle care, determining the characteristics and volume of each load to minimize fabric damage. Also, with upgraded TurboWash 360, LG’s advanced front-loader gets clothes cleaner and completes cycles in less time. Featuring the enhanced DD motor, the new appliance expands the definition of ‘great washing performance’ ......read more

MG Motor becomes the Global Partner of Liverpool Football Club as the British-born brand's international status continues to grow

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   On July 15th, at Liverpool Football Club's Anfield Stadium, MG Motor signed a contract with Liverpool FC that sees the British-born automotive brand become the world-famous football club’s official global partner. With British sporting spirit in its DNA, MG Motor will further extend its status as an international brand through its collaboration with 2019 Champions League winners, Liverpool FC. As a brand that appeals to young, sporty and passionate individuals, this high-profile partnership will further boost MG’s popularity in the global market.  MG’s relationship with Liverpool FC started in 2016, when the brand became its official partner in China. After more than three years of cooperation, MG has engaged with huge audiences of fans ......read more

UAE astronauts train at NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

• The training programme lasts for two weeks and includes training on various units and components of the US Segment of the International Space Station and conducting scientific research in cooperation with NASA   • Hazzaa AlMansoori in a press conference for NASA: We are ready for the task and are doing our best to make it a success through the high-level training we receive and the hard work we carry out with the crew   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   Emirati astronauts Hazzaa AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi began a new training at NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC). The two-week programme includes training on various units and components of the US segment of the International Space Station (ISS), which includes the Japan Kibo laboratory and the Columbus ......read more

Management Change at Grohe AG

Thomas Fuhr, born in 1965, took over the position of CEO of Grohe AG in July 2019.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:  Since joining GROHE in 2012, he was responsible for Production, Procurement, Logistics, Quality, Technology, Research & Development and Sustainability as Executive Director Operations. In addition, he was responsible for the Faucet Category within LIXIL Water Technology.    Thomas Fuhr’s focus during the last years was to secure innovation leadership, define new production technologies and extend manufacturing capacities. Thus, since September 2018, the laboratory extension in Hemer, Germany, combines all previously decentralized activities of the research laboratory in one place, enabling even closer interaction within the main departments of research ......read more

Sweet Shades of Summer at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   Add an easygoing elegance to your home this summer with 2XL Furniture & Home Décor. Shoppers will find everything they need at the 2XL stores to pull off the relaxed vide along with an added attraction of up to 70 per cent off on select items as part of the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS).   Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “There are numerous ways of infusing summer aesthetics into your home. By combining neutral elements such as greens, botanical prints, pastels and a touch of metallic glimmer with your existing décor you can give a fresh appearance to your interiors. Whether you are in the mood for a burst of colour or a soothing and subdued look, at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor we have a wide choice of products ......read more

Leading Indian stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra performs to a packed house at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   Popular Indian stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra, entertained guests with a hilarious no-holds-barred show on July 12  at the Rajmahal Theatre at BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region. This was Kamra’s first performance at Dubai Parks and Resorts, and he didn’t disappoint with his witty lines and wisecracks. Needless to say, guests left with their funny bone tickled!  

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Trading Enterprises – Honda makes dreams a reality this Summer

Up to 12,000 Dirhams saving when buying a new Honda car Dubai, July 16, 2019:  This summer is the perfect time for all Honda lovers to fulfil their dream of owning a new Honda vehicle as Trading Enterprises - Honda introduces its “Summer Dreams” promotion allowing customers to save up to AED 12,000 when buying a new car. Starting today July 16th till end of September, new car buyers can benefit from the promotion and save big when purchasing a new Honda Pilot EXL for AED 2,249 per month, Odyssey EXL for AED 2,249 per month, Accord 2L Turbo Sport for AED 1,949 per month or Civic S for AED 1,094 per month, across all Al-Futtaim Honda showrooms in the UAE. Also, the recently launched all new HR-V has a great offer for its fans with “free insurance”. Fardeen Sara, General Manager of Sales and Marketing, ......read more

Montegrappa Reaches For the Moon and Celebrates First Emirati in Space

Montegrappa commemorates 50 years since the first moon landing with a limited edition collection of writing instruments inspired by the Saturn V rocket design.  One unique piece, commissioned for the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, celebrates the UAE’s first manned mission to space this September. The pen will be on display in the Montegrappa boutique in Dubai Mall for the month of July.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 July 2019:  On July 16, 1969, the United States launched Apollo 11 toward the moon with the goal of landing two astronaut explorers on the lunar surface four days later.  This successful mission accomplished mankind’s dream of walking on another celestial body.    50 years on, inspired by this mission, in a licensed collaboration with National ......read more

Schneider Electric Launches First Smart Factory in Mexico Implementing Innovative EcoStruxure Solutions'

• Schneider Electric’s smart factory in Monterrey, the first one in Mexico, has comprehensively deployed a wide range of EcoStruxure solutions • The Smart Factory also serves as a showcase for digital transformation in Mexico, empowering operators to gain visibility into operations, maintenance and energy use, helping to reduce up to 20% maintenance costs and increase overall equipment efficiency by 7%   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, opened today its first smart factory in Mexico, a showcase for customers and partners to witness how digital transformation can help them make informed, data-driven decisions that bring about improved profitability, asset management performance, ......read more

Instagram launches new tools to help lead the fight against online bullying

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 July 2019: Instagram has announced it is rolling out new tools to help lead the fight against online bullying. The tools are grounded in a deep understanding of how people bully each other and how they respond to bullying on Instagram and are only two steps on a longer path.  Instagram has been using artificial intelligence (AI) for years to detect bullying and other types of harmful content in comments, photos and videos. In the last few days, it has started rolling out a new feature powered by AI that notifies people when their comment may be considered offensive before it is posted.  This intervention gives people a chance to reflect and undo their comment and prevents the recipient from receiving the harmful comment notification. Early tests have shown that it encourages some people to ......read more

Dubai launches e-statistics system for better data to clients and decision makers

Dubai – 16 July 2019:  Dubai Customs launched its new e-statistics system which has been developed in-house to keep abreast with the technological advancements in the UAE towards embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), in line with the directives and vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.  Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, kicked off the e-statistics system, in a launch ceremony held at DC headquarters in the presence of Arif Al Muhairi, Executive Director of Dubai Statistics Center, alongside senior executives and directors from Dubai Customs. In his opening speech to the launch ceremony, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih confirmed that the new smart system is an indication of the incessant efforts of ......read more

A Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld: the White Shirt Project

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   The Maison KARL LAGERFELD is pleased to announce the launch of “A Tribute to Karl: The White Shirt Project,” to celebrate the late creative director’s legacy through one of his most beloved styles: the white shirt.  Artists, actors, models, designers and friends of Karl have been invited to create their own version of his iconic white shirt, including Cara Delevingne, Diane Kruger, Kate Moss, Amber Valletta, Lewis Hamilton, Tommy Hilfiger, Sebastien Jondeau, Alessandro Michele,Takashi Murakami, and more. Carine Roitfeld, creative visionary and a longtime friend of Karl’s, will curate the global project. As Karl once said, “If you ask me what I’d most like to have invented in fashion, I’d say the white shirt. For me, ......read more

Bollywood Parks™ Dubai launches all-inclusive picnic promotion from July to August

Offer includes park entry, transport and F&B, at unbeatable prices Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, the premier Bollywood-themed park, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, is giving guests across the UAE the chance to plan a picnic with their friends and family at the park this summer with unmatched offers on selected dates. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in Bollywood Parks™ Dubai for just AED75, including unlimited access to rides and attractions, free transportation on select dates to and from appointed locations in Dubai and the neighbouring emirates, as well as a buffet at Studio Canteen, Mughal-e-Azam and Victoria Station restaurants.  Transport will be arranged across all the ......read more

All-out Sprint in Albi as Philipsen Takes Sixth and Martin Breaks Into the General Classification Top 10

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:  UAE Team Emirates’ Jasper Philipsen secured a top 10 finish on stage 10 of the Tour de France after a thrilling sprint finish in the French town of Albi.   It was a tough day at the saddle with strong winds, evident as the peloton got to the final 60km and the pace was upped in an attempt to reign in the breakaway that had led the race until then. With 20km to go, an echelon was opened and the peloton fractured into three groups, with the first making sure they pulled away. The relentless pace kept going till the finish line, with Jasper Philipsen showing his potential to compete with some of cycling’s top sprinters. The photo-finish confirmed Wout Van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma) took the stage win, Philipsen was sixth.   It was also a ......read more

Picnic Indoors This Summer with Marks & Spencer

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15 July  2019:  It might be hot outside but that’s no reason not to enjoy a picnic indoors! And better still, with Marks & Spencer’s beautiful animal and ocean inspired picnic range, entertaining family and friends has never been easier. Not only will its fabulous array of items see picnic-lovers through from day to night, but they’ll also guarantee a summer of fun. From melamine plates that are almost too pretty to eat off, to cute little hampers for all those nibbles, there’s something for everyone.   Marks & Spencer’s delicious picnic feast is also a must-have this summer. Inspired by some of Britain’s most loved flavours, the brand’s crowd-pleasing sandwiches, crunchy salads, creamy dips, mini sweet treats and smoothies are ......read more

A charitable initiative from the ADNOC Sas Al Nakhl School brings together AED 86,000 for the UAE Red Crescent

The school was honoured with “Aoun” award for its outstanding humanitarian efforts   • The Sas Al Nakhl campus pupils were awarded the prize for volunteering and participating in humanitarian work. • The Aoun Award for Community Services aims to instil the culture of volunteering among the Emirati youth • The awards adds to a long list of charitable honours won by ADNOC Schools, including the United Nation Award and Dubai Cares Award     Abu Dhabi, UAE – July 15, 2019:  ADNOC Schools’ Sas Al Nakhl Campus raised AED 86,000 for the UAE Red Crescent and received the prestigious Aoun Award for Community Services sponsored by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), for their outstanding humanitarian efforts and contribution towards society and help penurious families ......read more

Schneider Electric Launches First Smart Factory in Mexico Implementing Innovative EcoStruxure Solutions

•      Schneider Electric’s smart factory in Monterrey, the first one in Mexico, has comprehensively deployed a wide range of EcoStruxure solutions •      The Smart Factory also serves as a showcase for digital transformation in Mexico, empowering operators to gain visibility into operations, maintenance and energy use, helping to reduce up to 20% maintenance costs and increase overall equipment efficiency by 7%   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15 July  2019:   Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, opened today its first smart factory in Mexico, a showcase for customers and partners to witness how digital transformation can help them make informed, data-driven decisions that bring about improved ......read more

Don't Run Risk of Damaging Your Vision With Poor Food Choices, Doctors at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai Warn

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15 July  2019:   From managing our weight, fighting diseases, to giving us the energy we need to work or study each day, there are many well-known benefits to a healthy and balanced diet.   Making the correct choices when it comes to what you eat each day can also play a significant role in keeping your eyes healthy and maintaining your vision throughout your lifetime.   As well as treating a range of vision-related ailments each day, Doctors at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai explain to patients how their daily food choices can have a huge impact on their eyes.   Dr. Luisa Sastre explains how a rich and varied diet filled with some of the most common foods found in most people’s kitchens are essential to the health of your eyes.   “A ......read more