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Hamilton's Khaki Aviation X-Wind line heads for new heights as the brand launches a new interpretation of its iconic X-Wind collection.

Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018:  It was a Hamilton watch used on the first US postal service flight between Washington and New York, so aviation is nothing new to the brand whose prestigious aviation heritage dates back to 1918 and has included the rank of official supplier to the US Armed Forces since 1914.  Geared toward the skyward bound, working with leading air squadrons and world famous pilots, Hamilton’s Khaki Aviation line is renowned for providing classic aviator styling and functions specific to pilots’ needs. Bursting with character rooted in aviation and the instruments that guide it, immeasurably technical and painstakingly precise, the big, aggressive Khaki X-Wind Auto Chrono is no exception to this rule.   The Khaki X-Wind Auto Chrono is powered by a Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic more

New watches and NATO makeovers: OMEGA at Baselworld

Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018:  Finding beautiful new OMEGA timepieces is a given at Baselworld, but this year, visitors to the OMEGA booth will also discover an easy and interactive way to revive the watch they already own.   Nestled between two of OMEGA's eye-catching window displays is an altogether more hands-on experience.  OMEGA's NATO strap "Pop-Up Boutique" lets customers explore, select and buy NATO straps via a digital touch screen. No watches are for sale. The interactive concept store is 100% focused on the brand’s colourful and diverse selection of NATO straps. With bright, constantly-moving visuals, OMEGA's NATO Strap "Pop-Up Boutique" shows how the look of an existing watch can be updated quickly and inexpensively with the addition of a new NATO strap, and more

Mother of the Nation Festival opens today

Diverse cultural event kicks off its third edition with a spectacular fireworks display Vibrant entertainment, food and beverage, retail and arts events on offer Abu Dhabi, UAE – 22 March 2018:   The Mother of the Nation Festival, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), opens its doors at 4pm today (Thursday), where guests will be able to enjoy a wide array of performances, entertainment, dining and retail options until midnight for the next 10 days. Held at the Abu Dhabi Corniche, this year’s Festival also marks the public opening of Miral’s new beachfront leisure development, A’l Bahar, which will be open to visitors for the very first time.  HE Mohammed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi, said: "The Mother of the Nation more

Korean beauty brand ETUDE HOUSE now open at Dubai Mall

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22 2018:    South Korean cosmetics brand ETUDE HOUSE opens its first Middle East store in the Dubai Mall, promising to make local customers’ beauty dreams come true with fun and playful products that unlock their unique beauty.  A pre-launch party was held at the BVLGARI Resort, which was graced by the presence of Ms. Geum-Joo Kwon, President of ETUDE House and representatives from Alshaya. With 229 stores globally, ETUDE HOUSE’s first Middle Eastern store is at the Dubai Mall, the largest mall in the world followed by the next opening in Kuwait, at The Avenues in late March 2018.   Korea’s leading beauty and makeup brand, ETUDE HOUSE is known for its innovative, trend-setting approach. The brand’s philosophy is that every woman was born a more

Al Furat to set up AED 20 million auto body building unit

Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018:  Industrial refrigeration specialist company Al Furat has announced the setting up of a unit to build a wide range of vehicle bodies. The new unit, being developed as part of the business diversification of the thirty-year-old company, will help build trailers, semi-trailers, curtain side semi-trailers, low bed trailers, municipal utility equipment and tipping bodies.   The new unit is being built with an initial investment of AED 20 million. The Umm al-Quwain headquartered Al Furat Refrigeration and Thermal Insulation Industry was established in 1988 to cater to the growing demands of industrial refrigeration services in the UAE. With over 35 per cent of the market share in its segment, Al Furat is today the most preferred service provider in the UAE and beyond.  “Our more

How To Plan The Ultimate Trip To Dubai

Having evolved from a fishing village to one of the largest cities in the world, the towering spectacle of Dubai is not to be underestimated. Voted in 2017 as the most popular destinations for tourists, this bustling city is increasing in popularity for a variety of reasons. As the perfect blend of traditional culture and futuristic modernity, Dubai is one of those cities that has so much to offer that no matter how long your holiday takes, you’ll still never be able to see everything. With the world’s tallest skyline and the shopping malls that are the size of towns, everything about visiting Dubai is always bigger and better than you could imagine. Know what’s there It can’t be overstated: there is a lot to do in Dubai. No matter what sort of attractions appeal to you, you’re going to need to plan. more

Emirates Dermatology Society launches Sun Protection Campaign for Children in cooperation with BIODERMA in the UAE on the occasion of Emirati Children's Day

The first 80 schools in the UAE will be sponsored with free sun protection dispensers as a courtesy of the Emirates Dermatology Society Photoprotect your Children campaign aims to promote healthy sun exposure through partnerships with UAE schools Dubai, March 22, 2018 –   The Emirates Dermatology Society in partnership with leading French dermatological skincare brand, BIODERMA, today announced, on the occasion of Emirati Children’s Day, the launch of its nationwide schools campaign that focuses on sun protection for children in the UAE. The campaign aims to highlight the importance of sun protection and to encourage children to get into the right habits to protect their skin from an early age. The Emirates Dermatology Society (EDS) has announced today, that the first 80 UAE schools to register for more

Medical ethics concerning women's health to be highlighted at the upcoming Dubai Congress

Key subjects at the conference: reducing pre-term birth, maternal nutrition, gynecologic cancers, IVF, advances in prenatal diagnosis; role of vitamin D in fertility, innovations in medical abortion, menopause and metabolic syndrome.  More than 800 experts to converge at the 3-day FIGO Regional Conference of Middle East & Africa  Over 40 speakers from world over, including the ministers from MENA region  Globally, post-partum hemorrhage accounts for about 35% of all maternal deaths, one of the leading causes of maternal mortality March 22, 2018 Dubai, UAE:  With focus on the ethics and practices concerning women’s physical, mental and reproductive health; the upcoming FIGO Regional Conference of Middle East & Africa will raise many poignant issues. Having member societies in 130 more

du Wins ‘Satellite Services Innovation of the Year' at 2018 Digital Studio Awards

Leading telco was recognized for its innovative solutions in the TV, film, and broadcast production space at the 14th annual Digital Studio Awards Dubai, UAE, 22 March 2018:  du, from EITC, has proven its technological dexterity and innovative edge yet again in winning the ‘Satellite Services Innovation of the Year’ award during the 2018 Digital Studio Awards in Dubai. The brand has received several awards and recognitions since its founding over a decade ago. The awards acknowledge industry excellence for the TV, film, and broadcast production sectors in the Middle East. “At du, we pride ourselves on our ability to innovate across sectors and come up with versatile services and solutions that make a meaningful difference in our customers’ lives,” said Hany Aly, Executive Vice President, more

Meet the ISSA 2 FOREO's New Generation Revolutionary Toothbrush

Merging Exceptional Dental Hygiene with Impeccable Style  Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018:   The world’s biggest beauty tech brand, FOREO, has just launched the toothbrush of the future -  the ISSA 2, a sonic electric toothbrush that combines state-of-the-art technology with unparalleled durability: a one-hour charge lasts up to an incredible 365 uses. Setting a new global standard for advanced oral care, the revolutionary, new generation toothbrush has become a firm favorite of the who’s who of lifestyle bloggers and it doesn’t stop there -  the award-winning ISSA’s influence even extends to outer space, and in 2017 it made a cameo appearance in Episode 5 of Star Trek: Discovery.   Sweden-based FOREO aims to empower you to brighten your life, by offering a new standard of more

Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau Takes International Concrete Professionals on Site Visit to Louvre Abu Dhabi

Engineering experts get chance to examine the latest architectural masterpiece built in the emirate  Abu Dhabi, 22 March 2018:   A delegation of representatives from the International Federation for Structural Concrete, as well as from the Society of Engineers – UAE, was treated to a comprehensive tour of the new Louvre Abu Dhabi museum this week, organised by Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau (ADCB), part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi).  The president and board members of the International Federation for Structural Concrete (FIB – which stands for Federation International du Béton) were in the UAE to attend the first FIB - UAE Engineering Week, which has been organised by the Society of Engineers – UAE and which ran from 20th to 22nd March, with events in more

Join Dubai Festival City Mall and others all over the world by turning off your lights this Earth Hour

22nd March 2018, Dubai, UAE:   Dubai Festival City Mall is proudly supporting the global initiative, Earth Hour. All non-essential exterior and interior lights will be switched off or dimmed throughout the Mall on 24th March at 8.30pm, without compromising the safety and security of shoppers. Join the movement for the benefit of the environment by switching off your lights for one hour.  Note: On the 24th March, the Camry Helipad Cinema will start at 9.30pm, showing comedy favourite “All Nighter”. Shoppers can watch the movie for free by simply presenting a receipt from Dubai Festival City Mall. more

The first helipad cinema in Dubai to screen Disney classics, Frozen, Moana and The Lion King over its final few weeks at Dubai Festival City Mall

Come and see Elsa, Moana and Simba on the Helipad Cinema    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 March 2018:   After proving a huge success to date, Dubai’s first ever Cinema on a Helipad at Dubai Festival City will be screening some of the best Disney films each weekend until 14th April.    Following the comedy film ‘All Nighter’ screened on 22 and 23 March, the unique Camry Helipad Cinema situated on the iconic Festival Bay will screen The Lion King (29-30 March), Frozen (5-7 April), and Moana (12-14 April) for all the family to enjoy.    Shoppers need to simply provide any receipt of purchase from the Mall to get their ticket to the cinema experience.    As part of Dubai Festival City Mall’s redevelopment, the once operational helipad has more

Masdar celebrates fifth anniversary of flagship Middle East solar energy project Shams 1

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2018:  Shams Power Company, the developer, owner and operator of the UAE’s first large-scale solar power project, Shams 1, is celebrating five years of uninterrupted electricity generation at the plant this month.  Located in Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi’s western region, the 100 megawatt-capacity (MW) Shams 1 was the largest concentrated solar power plant in the world at the time of its inauguration in 2013 and the first plant of its kind in the Middle East & North Africa. It also represented the world’s largest financing transaction for a solar energy project. Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has an 80 per cent stake in Shams Power, while Total, the world’s fourth-ranked international oil & gas company, owns 20 per cent. Shams 1 uses more

Mark Zuckerberg tells CNN he is 'happy to' testify before Congress

Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018:  LAURIE SEGALL, CNN SENIOR TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT:  I want to start with just a basic question, Mark.  What happened?  What went wrong?     MARK ZUCKERERG, FACEBOOK CEO:  So this was a major breach of trust, and I’m really sorry that this happened.  You know, we have a basic responsibility to protect people's data.  And if we can't do that, then we don't deserve to have the opportunity to serve people.     So, our responsibility now is to make sure that this doesn't happen again.  And there are a few basic things that I think we need to do to ensure that.    One is making sure that developers like Aleksandr Kogan, who got access to a lot of information and then improperly used it, just don't get more

Saif Al Ameri Keeps His Nerve to Win Season Four of TRD 86 Cup

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, 22 March 2018:   Saif Al Ameri not only finished in second and first place in the two races of Round 6 of last weekend’s TRD 86 Cup, but his total points tally means he has won the championship outright. As the drivers lined up for the final time in the 2017-18 season – the fourth in its history – Saif Al Ameri bravely fought off the challenge from Mohammed Abdul Ghaffar Hussain, but was just pipped to the post in Race 1, making do with second place 10.2 seconds behind his rival, with Jeremy Loisel taking third spot. His fellow competitors did their best to catch Al Ameri in Race 2, but the Emirati driver proved too fast, and crossed the line in first place two-tenths of a second ahead of Mohammed Abdul Ghaffar Hussain, with Ahmed Al Moosa slotting into a comfortable third more

IoT Middle East 2018 brings connectivity to the forefront

Dubai Police revealed details on ‘Oyoon project’ at event Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018:  The digital world’s leading strategists from UAE and abroad shared their insights with delegates at the fifth edition of the ‘Internet of Things 2018’ held at Armani Dubai with Dubai Police introducing details on ‘Oyoon’, a project to help keep Dubai a safe and secure city using AI and Data analytics through a new state of the art surveillance program. The cross-industry conference brought together business leaders to discuss bottom-line impacts, business models and how to monetize data insights were shared on new technologies and opportunities that are brought by IoT. According to Johan Ehrstrom, CEO of IoT Middle East 2018, the forum brought together over 350 professional peers, media and more


Transaction consists of a 17-year USD 1,420m loan amortising over 14 years commencing in 2020 and a 10-year conventional facility of USD 1,100m, amortising over six years commencing in 2022 Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018:  The Government of Dubai's Department of Finance (DOF) today announced the successful completion of the US$2.45b, seventeen-year financing to complete the construction of Dubai Metro's Route 2020 extension project. The project will cost AED 10.6b and envisages the construction of about 15 km extension of the Dubai Metro's Red Line from Nakheel Harbour and Tower station up to the site of the Expo, with seven stations as well as an upgrade to the existing metro network. Expected to have significant social and economic benefits, the project will facilitate the passenger traffic including the Expo more

ICAEW: 2018 is a turning point for Middle East economies

Gulf economies on solid growth track with GDP growth in 2018 expected to expand at the fastest rate since 2015 March 22, 2018 UAE:  According to ICAEW’s latest report (Economic Insight: Middle East Q1 2018), 2018 marks a turning point for Middle East economies, allowing recovery for both oil exporters and oil importers. Overall, the Middle East’s GDP is expected to grow 2.9% this year, up from 1.1% in 2017. However, the accountancy and finance body says the political environment remains challenging and continues to pose a downside risk to headline growth. Economic Insight: Middle East Q1 2018, produced by Oxford Economics, ICAEW’s partner and economic forecaster, says the region’s overall economic outlook looks positive this year and in 2019, thanks to the rising oil prices (forecast at US$67 per more

Etisalat AGM Approves Full-year 2017 Dividends of 80 fils per Share

Abu Dhabi, March 22, 2018:   At Etisalat’s annual general meeting, held at the company’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi, shareholders have backed the board’s recommendation to pay full-year 2017 dividends of 80 fils per share. The AGM also approved the board proposed Buy-back program of 5% of the company’s paid capital, representing 434.8 million shares, for the purpose of cancelling or reselling. H.E. Eissa Al-Suwaidi and H.E. Eissa Abdul Fattah Kazim are appointed as Chairman and Vice President of Etisalat Group respectively. H.E. Hisham Abdullah Al Qassem, H.E. Mohammed Sultan Al Hamli, H.E. Saleh Abdullah Lootah and H.E. Mariam Saeed Ghobash were appointed as members of the Board of Directors. The seventh member will be announced soon. The General Assembly of Etisalat elected four Board more

Skyline University College Organized 11th CEO Lecture Series

Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018:  Skyline University College Corporate Affairs Office has organized the 11th edition of CEO Lecture Series with keynote speaker, Mohamed Amine Belarbi, Co-Founder and CEO of VUL9 Security Solutions on March 14, 2018.  As the featured CEO, Mohamed Amine shared how he started as a serial entrepreneur who created his own publication and co-founded the fastest-growing cybersecurity company in the region at a young age. He imparted motivational insights to the students based on his own experiences during his talk entitled, “Unleash the Entrepreneur Within.” He also encouraged students to get out of their comfort zones, to always work smartly, and to build their profiles in order to be visible in the online world where they can connect with and influence people.  Mohamed Amine’s more

SCTDA Marhabtain-Renewal Training Program

Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018:  The Marhabtain-Renewal Tour Guide Training Program by Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) was conducted at Skyline University College on March 7, 2018.  The resource speakers of the training were Student Affairs Head, Dr. Osama Ali Thawabeh and Associate Professor, Dr. Mohit Vij who discussed topics such as, Tourism Phenomenon Role of a Tourist Guide, Sharjah as a Tourist Destination, Sharjah as a Cultural Destination, Innovation and Sustainability, and Reputation Management during their respective sessions.  The Marhabtain-Renewal Tour Guide Training Program is specifically targeted to experienced professional tour guides in Sharjah to refresh their knowledge about the emirate and the UAE in order to promote the country to outside visitors more effectively. more

The Arab Thought Foundation's FIKR16 Conference to take place in Dubai between the 10th and 12th of April

21 March 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:    The Arab Thought Foundation (ATF) has announced the agenda for its 16th FIKR conference, to be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Titled Stabilization Challenges Amidst Regional Turmoil, the conference will take place between the 10th and 12th of April at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.   On the eve of the conference, the Arab Thought Foundation will release its 10th Annual Arab Report on Cultural Development, under the patronage of the UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, H.E. Noura al Kaabi. The report, titled Innovation or Annihilation, Arab Scientific Research: Facts, Challenges and Horizons, will be launched during a ceremony on April 9th, at 11 more

ACRES 2018 presents Sharjah's first ready to move-in freehold property, Al Rayyan

Al Rayyan promises investors an ‘affordable luxury’ with the opportunity to live, work, shop or play in its premises as an assurance of 'distinction delivered'. SHARJAH – March 21, 2018:   Al Rayyan, the first ready-to-move mixed-use freehold development located in Sharjah’s Al Nahda district, turns to be the key attraction at the Acres 2018 Real Estate Investment Exhibition taking place at the Expo Centre Sharjah from March 21 to 23, 2018.  Al Rayyan International Real Estate Investments and Development brings a range of new freehold and leasehold luxury apartments that cater to individuals and families who are looking for the ideal home in Sharjah. The development is set to be a landmark destination within the booming property sector that has developed in the Emirate over the past more

27th Edition of ArtMap Celebrates Dubai Culture's 10th Anniversary

The new edition of ArtMap provides full information on Dubai Art Season 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 March 2018:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has launched the 27th edition of ArtMap, which celebrates the Authority’s 10th anniversary. ArtMap is published bi-annually in collaboration with ArtintheCity and provides a comprehensive artistic and cultural guide to major events and exhibitions taking place across the UAE.  The latest edition of ArtMap includes dedicated sections for both ‘Curator in Focus’ and ‘Artists in Focus’, featuring local talents including conceptual artist and designer Zeinab Alhashemi, and painter and photographer Alia Lootah. The guide also provides information about more

The Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society and Ministry of Health & Prevention launch health awareness campaign about Hepatitis C Virus

UAE, March 21, 2018 - The Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), have launched a hepatitis C awareness campaign under the slogan ‘Ready To Be Hepatitis C Cured’. The campaign was announced during the HCV Majlis held today March 21st, 2018, under the Patronage and attendance of H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Rand, MOHAP’s Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics, and supported by the Dubai Health Authority and Gilead Sciences. The educational campaign aims to raise awareness among the public about hepatitis C (HCV) risks and prevention as well as to support patients and their families through the treatment journey. ‘Ready To Be Hepatitis C Cured’ campaign will reach out to citizens and residents of the UAE through more

Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes meeting for subcommittee of the national indicator of cardiovascular diseases

UAE, March 21, 2018 - Under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Yousif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Hospitals Sector at Ministry of Health and Prevention and Chairman of the Executive Committee of National Indicators of Cardiovascular Diseases and Cancer, the subcommittee of the National Indicators of Cardiovascular Diseases and Cancer has successfully conducted a meeting aimed at implementing and following up on its programs and activities for the year 2018. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Mona Al Kuwari, Director of the Specialized Healthcare Department, along with other representatives from the Ministry of Health and Prevention, Prime Minister's Office, Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment, Health Authorities, Emirates Cardiac Society (ECS) and entities involved in the follow-up of the more

Middle East launch of CASIO's new range of mercury free ‘High Brightness LampFree Projectors' complement goals of Minamata Convention on Mercury

No More Mercury! Safe for Children, Safe for Schools Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2018:  CASIO Middle East has announced the launch of its latest line of mercury-free LampFree projectors--combining Laser and LED hybrid light source that lasts up to 20,000 hours while sustaining a high brightness. The announcement was made recently at a special press conference and product demonstration of the new projectors held at CASIO Middle East office in Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai. The launch of the new line of mercury-free LampFree projectors falls in line with CASIO’s continuing commitment and support for the ‘Minamata Convention on Mercury,’ an international treaty designed to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and its compounds. During the launch, Koji Naka, Managing more

ADNEC signs sponsorship agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports to launch pioneering edition of Abu Dhabi International Boat Show

Abu Dhabi, March 21, 2018 /ADNEC/ The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) signed a strategic sponsorship agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports to launch the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show 2018, which will be held from 17 to 20 October 2018 in association with British Marine, the membership organisation for the UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry. The agreement aims to enhance Abu Dhabi’s position as a prominent leisure marine luxury yachts tourism destination. Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamsi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports Company, lauded the distinguished efforts made by the government and public-sector organisations to further enhance the business tourism segment and improve Abu Dhabi’s position as a leading destination across this vital sector. “Abu Dhabi has been witnessing a growing number more

Jacky's Group of Companies forays into UAE executive education sector

IIM-Lucknow makes its first international footprint with Executive Education in Dubai Launches “Anisuma Training Institute” for Executive Education in the region, partners with IIM-Lucknow to offer its first program. Collaborations with other global schools planned for future. March 21, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   With the aim of providing quality executive education for the working professionals in the region and diversifying its current business portfolio, Jacky’s Group of Companies has announced its foray into the promising UAE education sector. Anisuma Training Institute, the latest venture from the group will be taking lead in providing Executive Education and Training Programs to enhance the managerial capabilities of senior executives and mid-career professionals to prepare them for senior more

Khalifa Fund signs strategic agreement to fuel entrepreneurial culture among Emirati talent

UAE - March 21, 2018: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, Honorary Chairman of the University Leadership Consortium and BUNYAN Initiative for the Capacity-Building of the Youth, the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development successfully signed a strategic agreement with the University Leadership Consortium (ULC), a capacity-building and entrepreneurship hub, today at the Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Palace in Abu Dhabi. The agreement is aimed at reinforcing efforts by both parties in the areas of academic education, capacity development and human resources in the UAE--including the efforts to develop the skills and capabilities of young talent. The alliance looks towards the development of local enterprises by instilling and enriching a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation more

Colgate and Michael Phelps' ‘Save Water' Campaign makes waves and encourages UAE Residents to Turn off the Tap

The campaign aims to inspire people to turn off the tap while brushing their teeth to Save Water Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2018:  Colgate-Palmolive has announced the launch of its “Save Water” campaign In the GCC to inspire millions of people to turn off the tap while brushing their teeth and conserve millions of liters of water.  The one-month long campaign will be rolled out across television, social media and digital platforms featuring record breaking Olympic Champion Swimmer Michael Phelps who has helped to shine an international spotlight on the importance of saving water. The campaign’s ultimate global goal is to reach and educate 100 million adults and 10 million children around the world about the importance of turning off the tap while brushing their teeth.   According to Colgate, the more

International Artists Showcase Works Created in Dubai: Art Dubai

Five international artists reveal new artworks this week, created at in5 as part of Art Dubai’s first residency programme Dubai-UAE: 21 March, 2018 –   Throughout March, and in support of propelling the UAE onto the international stage as a leading hub for the arts, in5, an enabling platform for entrepreneurs and start-ups launched by TECOM Group, which seeks to nurture ideas and businesses to their next phase of growth, has opened its doors to five international artists in collaboration with Art Dubai 2018.  Held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, Art Dubai today returns for its 12th edition showcasing contemporary and modern art from a record 104 galleries from 48 countries. A fresh highlight of the more

DED-Ajman cracks down on street vendors in cooperation with Municipality of Planning Department

UAE, 21 March 2018 - The Department of Economic Development in Ajman (DED-Ajman) recently carried out inspection campaigns targeting street vendors in the emirate in cooperation with the Department of Health and Environment of the Municipality of Planning Department in Ajman. The campaigns were in line with the DED-Ajman’s efforts to crack down on illegal street vendors and protect consumer rights. Through the campaigns, the Department is fulfilling its mandate to execute local and federal laws prohibiting the selling of goods without obtaining an official license from concerned authorities. Illegal vendors are not only violating these laws but are also considered a threat to the security of the community. Commenting on the initiatives, Majid Nasser Al Suwaidi, Director of the Department of Control and Inspection, emphasized more

Turkish Airlines has added Samarkand to its flight network.

Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2018:  Samarkand which was added to the list of "World Cultural Heritage" and was taken under preservation by UNESCO , has been added to the flight network as the 302nd destination of Turkish Airlines.   Samarkand, founded on the Silk Road and one of the most important transportation lines of world trade for centuries, has become 2nd destination of Turkish Airlines to be operated in Uzbekistan after capital city Tashkent     Turkish Airlines CEO; Bilal Ekşi  has made a speech at the opening ceremony held at Samarkand Airport, and said; " We have launched flights to Samarkand, one of the most important cities of our civilization, and on Unesco's World Heritage list.  It will be able to fly to Samarkand from 121 countries , through direct flights more

Dubai's Top Teams in the duFC Enter the KO Stages

Dubai, UAE – 21 March 2018 –   In the final week of the Dubai group stages of duFC’s official UAE Schools & Streets Cups, teams battled it out in their final efforts to top their groups and get one step closer to the du Football Champions Finals. In the nation’s only international scouting tournament, LaLiga scouts were also on the lookout for the top footballers who will go through a series of trials for the chance to be invited to join the du LaLiga High Performance Centre. Speaking about the outpour of interest from youth in Dubai, Abdulwahed Juma, Executive Vice President of Brand and Corporate Communications, du, said, “It is great to see so many young footballers in Dubai pursuing their football aspirations through this platform.  Youth development is high on our agenda and more

Emirates deploys special ‘Year of Zayed' aircraft to mark first international flight at new Muscat International Airport terminal

Emirates first international foreign carrier to land at the new terminal Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2018:   Emirates was the first international airline to land a scheduled commercial flight at the newly inaugurated passenger terminal at Muscat International Airport last night. To mark the occasion the airline deployed one of its special ‘Year of Zayed’ Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, highlighting the ties between Oman and the UAE. Flight EK 864 landed at 5:55pm, and was the first international flight to operate to the new passenger terminal. Passengers on board came from destinations like Dhaka, Baghdad and Dammam via Dubai. Emirates has been flying to Oman since 1993, and will be marking 25 years of successful operations this year to the country.  The airline currently operates three daily flights to Muscat, more

Steelcase Wins “Best Resource or Equipment – Non ICT” at the 5th Annual Gess Education Awards

Brody WorkLounge provides a classroom solution that is good for the body and the brain  Dubai, March 21, 2018 –   Steelcase, a premier research-led furniture manufacturer for the workplace, healthcare and education spaces, has been awarded the ‘Best Resource or Equipment – non ICT’ for its Brody WorkLounge at the GESS Education Awards. Now in its fifth year, the "GESS Awards" highlight the quality and diversity of educational products, resources, services and people as well as the best educational establishments and most dedicated members of the teaching profession, across the UAE and the world. Designed to create the most effective classroom environment for students and teachers, the high performance and supportive Brody WorkLounge features patented LiveLumbar™ technology, more

Dubai Heights Academy Marks Ghaf Tree Planting Ceremony

Students and parents joined Dubai Heights Academy in replanting Ghaf trees as a symbolic gesture showing the school’s commitment to environmental protection. Dubai, UAE - March 21, 2018 –   The Dubai Heights Academy, led by Mr. Andrew Prosser (Principal) and Mr. Abdullah Bin Sulayem (Chairman of Seven Tides), held a special tree-planting ceremony at the campus to officially make these perennial plants a part of the Dubai Heights Academy community for many years to come. The event also granted the opportunity for Dubai Heights Academy to exhibit its new state of the art Primary Building which is preparing for new students this coming September. “These two trees had to be an integral part of the school and there to greet all visitors as they first set foot on the campus,” said Mr. Prosser. These more

GPCA Leaders of Tomorrow enters 3rd year at R&I Summit and PlastiCon

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 March, 2018:  Leaders of Tomorrow, an initiative by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) aimed at building local human capital in the Arabian Gulf region, entered its 3rd year during the 5th GPCA Research and Innovation Summit and 9th GPCA PlastiCon which took place on 11-15  March, 2018 at the Oberoi Hotel, Dubai. The 6th edition of the initiative, sponsored by SABIC, was attended by 42 students from across the GCC. During the events students were able to attend all conference sessions, network with senior industry leaders and learn about the innovation landscape and plastic industry in the region and globally.  A dedicated student-only seminar on March 13th presented an opportunity to hear from senior industry leaders Fahd Al Sherehy, VP Innovation and more


Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 21, 2018:  Etihad Airways and Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) have launched a new codeshare partnership with bookings effective immediately. Under the agreement, Etihad Airways will have its EY flight code on SWISS services between Geneva and Zurich, two key gateway cities served in Switzerland from Abu Dhabi. SWISS will market its LX code on Etihad Airways’ services between Zurich and Abu Dhabi, offering its passengers codeshare flights to and from the UAE’s capital city. The codeshare services are bookable now, for travel from 26 March. Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, said: “This codeshare deepens Etihad Airways’ commitment to the Swiss travel market and Switzerland, a key destination for travellers from our UAE home, neighbouring Gulf more

Aerotropolis: Designs to Transform the Passenger Experience

March 21, 2018 UAE:  Dubai International Airport was named the busiest international airport for the fourth consecutive year in 2017, measured by total passengers at 88.2 million, an increase of 5.5 per cent from 2016. Therefore, it makes sense for the UAE to maximise economic opportunities for its tourist industry by looking at how to positively affect the passenger experience. Major airports have become key engines powering local economic development, attracting aviation-linked businesses of all types. These include, hotel, entertainment, retail, food and beverage, convention, trade and exhibition complexes, as well as office buildings that accommodate travel-intensive executives and professionals. The rapid expansion of airport-linked commercial facilities is making it one of today's drivers of metropolitan more


Sultan Bin Sulayem: DP World and Tata part of India’s growth story and can benefit through shared knowledge and expertise Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 March 2018:  Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DP World, has met senior  executives from India’s Tata Group to explore opportunities for cooperation, knowledge sharing and best practice. Discussions covered logistics and supply chain operations, innovative customer care and creating high quality, sustainable services. The meeting was attended by Ahmed Al Haddad, Chief Operating Officer, Jafza, and Mahmood Al Bastaki, CEO, Dubai Trade. Mr. Bin Sulayem outlined DP World’s operations across 40 countries, and its role in enabling trade across the global supply chain by providing industry-leading services, including more

International Golden Group (IGG) announces participation at forthcoming Saudi National Security and Risk Prevention Expo

IGG, the  first major UAE player to take part at  the SNSR Expo, made this announcement at ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 21, 2018:  IGG PJSC leading providers of high-end defense and security solutions in the UAE announced their participation at the Saudi National Security and Risk Prevention Expo which will take place in Riyadh between 4-6 November later this year.    Under the patronage of HE Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Minister of Interior of Saudi Arabia and in partnership with the Saudi Ministry of Interior, SNSR Expo is held under the theme of “shaping the future of national security & risk prevention” with the aim of bringing together international businesses together with the Saudi Government. The event will showcase more

Pegaga Gas Development in Malaysia Approved

Abu Dhabi, 21 March 2018:  Mubadala Petroleum and its partners PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PETRONAS Carigali) and Sarawak Shell Berhad have reached the Final Investment Decision for the Pegaga gas field development in Block SK 320, offshore Malaysia. The project will now proceed to the construction and installation stage. Mubadala Petroleum is Operator of Block SK 320 with 55 percent interest, PETRONAS Carigali holds 25 percent, and Sarawak Shell Berhad 20 percent interest respectively. Mubadala Petroleum and its partners are expected to invest in excess of USD 1 billion into the development with first gas expected by third quarter of 2021. Dr Bakheet Al Katheeri, CEO of Mubadala Petroleum, commented: “The Pegaga gas project is Mubadala Petroleum’s first development in Malaysia and represents an important more

Caparol Paints unveils colours for the season

The leading German paint brand has introduced colours and textures to redefine homes and other spaces this summer Dubai, March 21, 2018:   Caparol Paints, a leading player in the global paints industry, has introduced its summer shades for 2018. The summer colours are inclusive of a wide palette of pastel and bright shades. Caparol Paints has gone big with colours that create soothing and stylish effects while adding aesthetically to the most inclusive quality of a space - paint. Caparol has aptly named the shades according to the colours and are categorized under core shade types. Rose, flamenco, apricot and lavender fall into the pink-purple shade category while arctic, arctis, patina and moos are categorized under the blue-green shades. Curcuma and curry form shades of yellow.  Commenting on Caparol’s more

Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education and Arizona State University Partner to Break the Higher Education Barrier in the Middle East

Arab youth can receive full scholarships for 28 online master’s degrees that are equivalent to in class programs Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 201 2018:  Quality higher education is increasingly out of reach for the majority of the 105 million youth living in the region. The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education and Arizona State University (ASU) are working to change that through the launch of new scholarships for Emirati and Arab youth to complete high quality master’s degrees online. Up to 550 eligible Emirati and Arab students can receive a full scholarship to enroll in one of 28 specializations at ASU in the fields of engineering, technology, health, education, and more that are not readily available in the region. These include business analytics, the most competitive online program at more

Versace Fall/winter 2018 Collection

Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2018:  The new Versace Fall/Winter 2018 collection is characterized by high-end materials and fashion-forward details. Strength, loyalty and power are the key words of an eyewear selection that calls upon and stands next to the Maison legendary aesthetics and spirit. VE 3250 This stylish frame features a feminine oval shape with slim profiles and, three small glass Medusas in tone-matching colors on the temples. Innovative “stained glass” color effects give this style a playful pop of contemporary color. Available in two sizes, this model comes in dark Havana, transparent violet or transparent light brown, and black. VE 3252 Bold shapes with distinctive details profile typify this man’s urban style. Elegant and timeless, this Versace model features an acetate rectangular more

Spotlight on technological advancements at the 6th International Congress for Joint Reconstruction Middle East (ICJR ME)

Dubai, March 20, 2018:   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, ICJR Middle East 2018 will hold its sixth edition from March 22 – 24 at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai.    The sixth edition of ICJR will focus on technological advancements and create inroads towards the next steps in joint reconstruction. This year, ICJR ME 2018 attracts over 1500 delegates including prominent speakers, orthopedic surgeons, trainees, nurses and students from more than 50 countries. The event features a three-day conference with seminars, free papers and abstracts on surgical techniques and advanced tips on Shoulder, Hip, Knee, Ankle, Sports Injuries and Ask the experts sessions; alongside running a Cadaver more

Built for the Way We Communicate Today: Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Now Available from du

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ fuel new discoveries with Super Slow-mo video, best-in-class low light camera and AR Emoji for a more personalized way to express yourself    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 20 March, 2018 –   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), welcomes to the UAE the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, the smartphones that reimagine the way people communicate, share and experience the world. Made for an age in which consumers increasingly communicate and express themselves more with images, videos and emojis, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ drive innovation with Samsung’s advanced camera. Redesigned with a new Dual Aperture lens that powers an innovative low light camera, Super Slow-mo video capabilities and personalized AR Emoji, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ ensure users do not more