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George Clooney Visits the Omega Factory

The star spends time exploring the newest facilities in Bienne, Switzerland. Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2018:  Swapping Hollywood for Bienne, OMEGA ambassador George Clooney recently dropped by the brand’s new factory in Switzerland to explore the state-of-the-art watchmaking inside. The new facilities were opened in 2017 and this was the legendary actor’s first chance to see exactly how and where OMEGA completes its famous timepieces. On a special tour with Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of OMEGA, as well as Nick Hayek, CEO of Swatch Group, George was able to discover the five floors of space used for all of the brand’s watch assembly, training and quality control. There was also an up-close look at the METAS testing area for Master Chronometer certification. It is here that OMEGA certifies its ......read more

Huawei CBG expand collaboration with DTCM Stakeholders to promote Dubai as top travel destination with Huawei Mobile Services

Unique and strategic service, SkyTone, to add ease to Chinese travelers when visiting Dubai  Dubai, 24 September, 2018:   Huawei Mobile Services MENA, part of Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) has collaborated with Dubai Tourism for the Dubai China Conference 2018 that was held recently at Atlantis, The Palm. At the conference, Huawei CBG announced its strategic service, SkyTone, an inexpensive global mobile data roaming service, dedicated to Chinese Outbound Travellers, which will joint Dubai Tourism to promote Dubai as the destination of choice for tourists in China. “In Huawei, we always approach any service with the customer at front of mind. This customer-centric approach has driven us to keep optimizing ‘SkyTone’, which will further promote Dubai as a popular tourist destination, while ......read more

3 ways unsecured Wi-Fi can contribute to a data breach

Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2018:  UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has just issued a warning about the usage of free public Wi-Fi hotspots that should be handled with caution. While it is convenient to have Wi-Fi access whenever and wherever you are, using public Wi-Fi could put your information at the risk of a data breach. Handling official work, sensitive data or transferring funds while connected to a public Wi-Fi network can be risky.   Ruckus Networks, leading networking solutions provider in the Middle East, has identified 3 main ways our data gets breached when we surf the internet using unsecured Wi-Fi connections.    Please find pasted below Ruckus’ latest opinion article that offers an elaborate outlook on what may go wrong written by Muetassem Raslan, Regional Sales Director for ......read more

Pirelli P Zero World Opens in Monte Carlo: Tyre Excellence in the World's Capital of Luxury Cars

Pirelli’s Third Flagship Store Now Opens Its Doors: Next Up Is Dubai at the Beginning of 2019 Pirelli Design Mv Agusta Dragster 800 Rr Also Makes Its World Debut at the Monaco P Zero World Launch UAE, Dubai, September 24, 2018 –   Just a few metres from the Portier corner on the Monaco Grand Prix circuit, which Formula 1 cars go through at 80kph in first gear before charging into the famous tunnel, Pirelli launches its latest P Zero World store. This is the flagship boutique that takes its name from Pirelli’s signature range of ultra high performance tyres. Both the tyres for the world’s most desirable road cars as well as those for Formula 1 are named P Zero, underlining the Italian firm’s sporting heritage. The new Monte Carlo store is the third P Zero World store to be opened in total ......read more

Baldinini releases FW 18/19 collection in UAE

Marking the elegance of the 80’s from the daily wear to the most elegant mood Dubai, UAE (September 24, 2018) –   Baldinini, the Italian luxury footwear and accessories brand, releases its Fall Winter 18/19 collection in UAE, marking the elegance of the 80’s with strong details from the daily wear to the most elegant mood, from the trend to casual, and sports to the coolest sneakers. Singular feminine, Feminine by definition, singular by vocation, the Baldinini materials and constructions with a strong fashion imprint have been chosen: calfskin, nappas, patent leather, and suede. The Baldinini FW 18/19 collection is rich in bright materials, multi-colored metallic patterns and rich variations of gold and bronze. Boots have always been a part of Baldinini DNA: the brand outlines multifaceted versions, ......read more

Gitex Shopper Introduces Xperience Zones to Ramp Up Region's Largest Technology Market Place

What to buy and how to use insights as four dedicated Xperience Zones provide tips, tricks and advice on the latest gadgets and accessories From the latest MG ZS Compact SUV to holiday packages, Nikon Cameras, XBOX’s  GITEX Shopper’s Visit & Win, Scratch & Win, and Shop & Win provide visitors with numerous chances to win big UAE consumer electronics market expected to reach AED12.3 billion by 2021 Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2018:  The eagerly-awaited 2018 edition of GITEX Shopper - the region’s favorite and longest-running consumer electronic bonanza - is offering gadget and technology buyers the chance to access the best electronics deals and promotions available in the region when it opens next month. Returning to Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) for 2-6 October in Za’abeel ......read more

Inaugural Dubai China Conference Concludes With Over 900 Delegate Attendees

Dubai, UAE: 24 September 2018:   Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) hosted its inaugural Dubai China Conference on 19 and 20 September at Atlantis, The Palm. The two-day event, which welcomed over 900 attendees, featured integrated workshops and informative guest speakers offering valuable insights from both Chinese and local industry experts. With panel discussions strongly attended throughout the event, guests were invited to deep dive into Dubai’s China Readiness Strategy plus engage with presentations led by industry partners. Breakout periods were also built into the two-day schedule to allow industry players to share knowledge during networking opportunities alongside partners such as Huawei, Ctrip and Tencent. There was also a series of engaging workshops hosted by ......read more

Pre-school commits to raising resilient children

In a first of its kind series, British Orchard Nursery endeavours to help parents who are constantly struggling with the daunting task of raising children in the most appropriate manner Organises a Talk Series to educate parents raise children who can work against all odds to achieve the best for themselves and the society at large September 24, 2018; Dubai UAE:   Addressing the challenges of raising a child in today’s competitive world, British Orchard Nursery invited parents for an interactive session on how to raise a resilient child. The live talk show was the first of the many sessions that the pre-school plans to organise in order to find practical and workable solutions vis-à-vis child-development and to further strengthen the parent-child bond. Titled, “The Resilient Child”, the first show of ......read more

New Online Butcher and Smokehouse CarniStore Will Get Your Meat-Sweats Going

Dubai, 24 September 2018:   There’s a brand new online one-stop-shop in town looking to satisfy all your carnivorous cravings - CarniStore, part butcher part smokehouse, is taking orders and gearing up for the UAE’s long-awaited BBQ season. Created by a pair of hardcore meat lovers, CarniStore promises to send its customers into meat-sweat overload with just the click of a mouse. The new website www.carnistore.com allows users to scan through a wide variety of raw butchery products, rubs, marinades and a selection of hot and ready to eat smokehouse products and cooked sides. Promising ethically raised meats sourced from farms across Australia and the United States, with no exposure to hormones or antibiotics, CarniStore gives its customers an endless list of raw beef, chicken, lamb and turkey cuts to ......read more

New Happenings during October at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2018:  We are super excited to be sharing upcoming promotions for the month of October. YALUMBA THEME NIGHTS If you aren’t aware of Yalumba’s reputation in Dubai insanely diverse food scene, you might be in for a massive surprise. Not only can you expect to have the most delicious food in generous portions, but you’ll also enjoy a rich variety of world cuisine all through the month. Pick your cuisine and then pick your day and the friendly folks at Yalumba will not disappoint.  SUNDAY - ROAST NIGHT (7:00 - 11:00 PM) The best way to get over weekend-blues is to party on the first day of the week! Get your friends together and enjoy some mouthwatering grills on a Sunday Night, with the all your can eat and drink. AED 169net per person  with soft beverages AED 229net ......read more

LG's Ergonomically Designed Products Put Consumer Wellbeing in the Forefront

Product differentiation meets consumer needs with LG’s innovative line of customer-oriented products Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2018:  The concept of consumer product differentiation is an established market practice. Many companies trying to push the envelope by offering products that possess new features beyond the ordinary. Most companies’ efforts result in a disconnect due to the struggle with arguably the most primal factor in product development – ergonomics. The consumer-oriented concept of ergonomics is integrated into a wide range of LG’s latest innovations such as the LG TWINWashTM washing machine and LG CordZeroTM Vacuum Cleaner. LG Electronics (LG), a trustworthy pioneer and well-known leader in the electronics market, is creatively bringing the future to homes all over the world to ......read more

DHL Express announces its 2019 price adjustments in the U.A.E

An average rate increase of 4.9%, effective January 1, 2019 Dubai, UAE September 24th, 2018:   DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, announced today its annual price increase of 4.9% for shipments, effective January 1, 2019.    “DHL Express has been significantly investing in our international network to meet highest expectations and to offer an even better service for our customers globally,” said Geoff Walsh, UAE Country Manager, DHL Express. “Our aim is to deliver continuous improvement in quality to meet our customers’ needs even more. The annual price adjustment allows us to further strengthen our infrastructure, ensuring best-in-class customer solutions by using innovative technologies and individual delivery processes. Particularly ......read more

Schneider Electric Innovation Summit Singapore: Powering and Digitizing the Economy

More than 1,500 Schneider Electric customers, partners and suppliers share their bold ideas for the digital economy at this two-day event Latest innovations to EcoStruxure architecture unveiled Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24 September 2018 –   Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, recently hosted more than 1,500 customers, partners, suppliers and influencers at its latest Innovation Summit at Singapore Marina Bay Sands. The event brought together Schneider Electric experts and world-leading industry thinkers to share insights and bold ideas on the challenges and opportunities of Powering and Digitizing the Economy.   Schneider Electric Innovations Unveiled for East Asia   In its second year running, this year’s Innovation ......read more

Emirates introduces new platform for local businesses to reach Dubai-bound customers

Two new ice TV channels will be dedicated to promoting things to do in Dubai and the UAE    Dubai, UAE, 24 September 2018:   Emirates continues to push boundaries with their award-winning ice entertainment system, with the launch of two new ice TV channels dedicated to promoting the wide range of activities in Dubai and the UAE. The channels will be on ice in December. The innovative solution will help Dubai and UAE businesses promote themselves to the over 5 million customers who fly on Emirates each month.   Dubai and the UAE are home to a growing list of top restaurants, world-class facilities and events, constantly giving visitors and residents something new explore. The new channels on ice give these businesses a new platform to promote themselves to Emirates customers heading to ......read more

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ: The pinnacle of Lamborghini V12 super sports cars

The new generation of the iconic V12 Lamborghini flagship,  limited to 900 units Nürburgring-Nordschleife lap record for production cars:  6:44.97 minutes  New design features focused on aerodynamic performance  Naturally-aspirated V12 engine, 770 hp, four-wheel drive  and four-wheel steering for technical supremacy Lightweight materials, racing solutions and ALA 2.0  for best handling performance  0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds, top speed over 350 km/h Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2018:   The distillation of extraordinary design, groundbreaking technologies and the ultimate in handling, performance and driver enjoyment, the Aventador SVJ creates pure driving perfection, taking the concept of a super sports car to a new dimension.    The new Aventador SVJ, ......read more

Erberth Santos Wins the Abu Dhabi King of Mats® Title in Los Angeles

Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2018:  Abu Dhabi King of Mats® second edition was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center with some tactical and action packed matches among ten of the best heavyweights in the black belt division, who competed for a combined total cash prize of $42,000.   Erberth Santos won the title of the Abu Dhabi King of Mats®, after he defeated Jackson Sousa in a very defensive and strategic fight. The match ended 0-0 in score but the decision was awarded to Erberth Santos, who was deemed the worthy winner by the referee.   Erberth Santos will now face the reigning Abu Dhabi King of Mats® champion - Alexander Trans in a super match.   “I didn't have any strategy for the final match, I went in the match and gave my best, I am here to fight. I think this is the secret of my ......read more

Introducing the Autumn Winter 18 Poetic Collections

Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2018:  Marks & Spencer moves into Autumn Winter 18, with a sense of confidence and simplicity; celebrating style and championing quality. Throughout the overall season, there is a subtle synergy, presenting collections that are cohesive and versatile, and tailored to her everchanging needs. Autumn sees the arrival of Poetic, as top to toe colour takes a new feminine direction. A palette of pinks set the tone; from soft blush and rose, to rich burgundy and fuchsia. Luxurious textures enhance the mood, from chunky knitwear to plush corduroy; creating a richness of finish. Sartorial sees classic shapes and chic tailoring reworked through a sports luxe lens, as emerald green and cobalt blue update the aesthetic. Classic check separates meet quilting and wool blends for a strong fabric ......read more

Dubai Quality Group announces the Formation of the UAE Innovation Chapter

The UAE Innovation Chapter – first of its kind in the UAE & Middle East formed by DQG  Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2018:  Dubai Quality Group proudly announces the establishment of the UAE Innovation Chapter, in association with Team Power International. The chapter is a first of its kind think tank to be launched in the UAE & the Middle East to connect & build a community of Innovation Experts & Professionals throughout the UAE.    Operating under this new Chapter is the MasterMindPro – a unique social network of Innovation Professionals. With its Mantra “Innovative Solutions on Demand”, the MasterMindPro has the primary objectives of building a professional community of entrepreneurs, trusted and innovative Trainers, Consultants and Assessors; Enabling ......read more

Ring Collaborates with Sharaf DG to Make Homes Safer in the UAE

Sharaf DG to promote and retail Ring’s innovative home security products and solutions through its strong retail stores and innovative Solution Bar Dubai, UAE – September 24, 2018:   Ring, a leader in neighbourhood security, today announced that it has partnered with Sharaf DG, the leading specialty electronics retailer in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  As part of the collaboration, Sharaf DG will promote and retail Ring’s innovative home security products and solutions in their stores as well as at their innovative in-store Solution Bar, giving customers the opportunity to experience the Ring products first hand and to learn about its features and benefits via demos.  “Ring believes in keeping homes and communities safe rather than just comfortable, and we hope to change the way ......read more

HHC celebrates Year of Zayed at ADIHEX 2018

Dubai, September 24, 2018:   The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) will have a unique pavilion featuring smart technology showcasing its various championships at the upcoming Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) 2018, in line with the celebration of the Year of Zayed.   ADIHEX, under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Dhafra, will run from September 25-29 this year at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (Adnec) Halls 12-5.   HHC’s pavilion, which carries the theme ‘Year of Zayed’, is designed to reflect the wisdom of the UAE’s Founding Father and aimed at connecting his legacy to the younger generation   “Our pavilion connects the past with the present via smart technology to deliver ......read more

World Green Economy Summit 2018 to underscore role of youth in global green economy movement

Fifth edition to highlight (CLIX) initiative launched by Ministry of Climate Change & Environment  Dubai, UAE, 23 September 2018:   The World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2018 is set to emphasise the role of young men and women in global efforts to build a green economy when it opens in Dubai in October. Organizers of WGES made the announcement as the UAE joins the worldwide celebration of the United Nations’ International Youth Day, marked on Sunday, 12 August 2018, in growing recognition of the need to engage the youth in decision-making processes and other activities that affect them.  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and organized by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) and World ......read more

DHA signs MoU with Dubai Government Human Resources Department.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, September 23, 2018:   The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a MOU with the Dubai Government Human Resources Development (DGHR) to rotate national workforce between government and private departments and to train frontline DHA employees. The aim of the MoU is to develop employee expertise through structured on‐the‐job training and to provide them with experience across various entities.  The MoU is part of a series of MoU’s that DGHR signed with various private and governmental entities to strengthen and develop national talent.  HE Abdulla Ali Bin Zayed Al Falasi, Director-General of DGHR signed MoU’s with HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA, HE Ahmed Mahboob Misbah, Director General of Dubai Customs, HE Arif Al Muhairi, ......read more

Building for the Future: Turkish Airlines Corporate Club Conference hosts global business travel professionals in Istanbul.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 23 September 2018:  Turkish Airlines, the airline flying to more countries than any other airline, hosted the Turkish Airlines Corporate Club Conference on 17-18 September in Istanbul, in partnership with the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).   The conference is an annual international event where industry leaders come together and discuss the future of business travel. This year’s event saw 900 participants attend from 71 countries across the widest international flight network that Turkish Airlines operates. The program features leading names in the industry including Mike Walsh as a keynote speaker, the CEO of Tomorrow, and best-selling author of the book “Futuretainment”.  The theme of 2018’s conference is "Building for the Future", ......read more

Ferrari Proudly Pays Tribute to the Portofino in the Middle East

New video campaign links the beauty of the Portofino with the unique values of the Middle East    Dubai, 23 September 2018 –   Ferrari pays tribute to the deep-rooted characteristics and unique values of the Middle East with a new ‘Portofino’ campaign; a breathtaking series of videos showcasing the attributes of four Middle Eastern countries, as celebrated by the stunning design and performance of the Ferrari Portofino.    In the series, the Portofino is exhilaratingly shot tackling the city streets and mountain terrain of the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Oman. The latest release from the Maranello stable underlines its versatility by creating a brilliant affinity between its award-winning attributes and the values of each location; design in UAE, sportiness in Saudi Arabia, ......read more

Samsung Electronics Wins 49 IDEA Design Awards

Wireless Audio Visual Identity System, Dual Cook Flex™ and Built-in Chef Collection Cooking Package are among the winners in a record year for Samsung   Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018:  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today that it won 49 IDEA Design Awards, including one Gold, six Silvers and two Bronzes, at the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2018. It is the most IDEA prizes the company has won in a single year.     “With consumer-focused innovation, we will continue to strive for design that can create meaningful value in the everyday lives of our customers,” said Dontae Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of the Corporate Design Center at Samsung Electronics.   Samsung received the Gold award:   Wireless Audio Visual Identity System ......read more

Winsoft International Announces Its Participation in the Gitex - Technology Week 2018

OCT 14-18, 2018 at DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 23, 2018:   WinSoft International is an innovative International software publisher. Its know-how is to localize software for the MENA market that supports the special characteristics of Arabic and right to left languages.  Winsoft partners with FileMaker, an Apple subsidiary, to make breakthrough technologies accessible to Middle Eastern countries.  FileMaker is the world’s leading workplace innovation platform. It provides everything you need to streamline workflows and solve faster your ever-changing challenges. You can design and create custom apps for your business, share them so your teams can work anywhere, and integrate your apps with software services and iOS devices.  Hundreds of companies in all fields of ......read more

Certain Uterine Fibroids May Impact Your Ability to Conceive

40 to 60 % of women who have undergone myomectomy for removal of fibroids have conceived successfully post-treatment Submucosal or a fibroid larger than six cm in diameter, may impede conception by up to 70 percent Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 September 2018:   Painful and heavy periods, bloating and constipation are common indicators of women with uterine fibroids. However, in the UAE many young women ignore these symptoms because of a common misconception that such fibroids only affect older women. According to Dr Laura Melado, IVF Specialist, Abu Dhabi, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, uterine fibroids can affect any woman in the reproductive age group, as their growth is dependent on the production of oestrogen and progesterone - hormones that maintain and regulate the female reproductive system.    It is ......read more

Terrific Tokushima makes it 10!

The Cathay Pacific Group’s newest destination in Japan underlines a year of exceptional growth for Hong Kong’s home airline   Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018:  The Cathay Pacific Group will introduce a scheduled seasonal service from Hong Kong to Tokushima in Japan, as its record-breaking year of network  expansion continues.    The new two-times-weekly service to Tokushima, gateway to the island destination of Shikoku, is the 10th route that the Group will have launched in 2018. The route will be operated by Cathay Dragon and launches from Dubai, via Hong Kong, on 18 December 2018 until 29 March 2019 using Airbus A320 aircraft.   Cathay Dragon has operated charter flights to Tokushima at peak holiday periods in the past and the introduction of a scheduled service underlines ......read more

Henley & Partners welcomes new Citizenship-by-Investment Program in Montenegro

Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018:  Henley & Partners, the leading global investment migration firm, has announced that it will be launching a Montenegro citizenship-by-investment program in October in collaboration with the Government of Montenegro. It follows the recent decision by another European nation, Moldova, to award Henley & Partners the mandate to design, implement, and promote its new Moldova Citizenship-by-Investment (MCBI) program.  Commenting on the citizenship-by-investment programme launched by the Government of Montenegro, Marco Gantenbein, a member of Henley & Partners’ Global Executive Committee and Managing Partner of Henley & Partners Dubai  said, “Montenegro is aiming to develop a sustainable economic model by offering investment opportunities across various trade and ......read more

Evan Workman Head Sommelier, Pierchic

Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018:  Meats with red wine and fish with white. While this age-old dictum may give you pairing confidence, for a flawless foodie experience, it may be wiser to let the experts take the reins. With true love for the bounty of the sea, and a heartfelt understanding of marrying seafood with wine, Evan Workman takes position as Head Sommelier at Pierchic.  Bitten by the wine bug early on, American-born Evan started his career as Beverage Director/ Sommelier in 2003 working with three separate restaurants; BLT Fish, Fish Shack and Private Dining, in New York. Quickly gaining an understanding of tastings, pairing, selecting, and discussing wines for seated dinners and cocktail parties, Evan moved to Maslow 6 Wine Shop & Wine Bar, New York, followed by a two-year stint at Grace Bay Club.  His ......read more

The vintage cars with a high-tech secret

Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018:   While most vintage car enthusiasts seek to return vehicles to their former glory, Jonathan Ward prizes and preserves the beauty in their decay, while hiding some high tech secrets under the hood. Ward is the founder of ICON, a California-based company that reimagines classic SUVs like Toyota FJs and Ford Broncos with modern tech and materials.  While that remains the bulk of the business, Ward has another, more unusual passion project: take vintage cars and, instead of restoring it to the way that it would have looked and driven when it was created, preserve the decay that has occurred through the years but update the vehicle to a cutting-edge driving experience. It's a project he calls "Derelict." "The whole idea of the Derelict series is that we do a lot of ......read more

American Dream: a Capsule Collection Celebrating Guess' Iconic Heritage!

Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018:  The irresistible blend of sensual glamour and grunge attitude of 1990s fashion relives in GUESS’ American Dream capsule collection. The brand’s iconic adverts feature on bold prints in bright colours. Clashing primary hues, such as red, yellow, blue and violet, accentuate the face of pin-up models in true Warhol style, for a modern take on a pop classic. Playfully provocative prints stand out on signature t-shirts. Colours on a background of black stand out on sweatshirts and tees, highlighting catchy slogans that celebrate beauty, passion, desire… all keywords of the world of GUESS!  In denim, super stretch fabrics and a twill weave characterise women’s styles in vintage washes, with an abraded front providing an added injection of grunge. Slim and skinny fits ......read more

WCU: Signs of life as dollar weakens and trade tensions ease

By Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018:  The Bloomberg Commodity Index, which tracks the performance of 22 major commodity futures, rose from the ashes this past week. The 2% gain occurred after some early weakness after the US announcement of additional tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.  The broad-based recovery that followed in global stocks and currencies was driven by a combination of the US tariffs coming in at the lower 10% bracket and China, while responding with its own counter tariffs, announcing plans to cut taxes, lift consumption, and lowering its average tariff rate on imports from most of its trading partners as soon as October.  While these developments may have helped sentiment, a proper de-escalation in China / US relations has yet to ......read more

Abu Dhabi calls for increased push to promote quality patient experience

International Patient Experience Symposium will align UAE’S patient experience practices with global standards Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018:  UAE has made improving healthcare delivery a key plank of its Vision 2030. The state envisions to enhance the health of individuals and societies in the region through the provision of comprehensive and excellent health services, in a healthy and sustainable environment, through implementing policies, legislations, programs and effective partnerships locally and internationally. Digital transformation and transition to value-based care are pushing care providers to change their patient experience approach. As patient experience moves center stage at many of the nation’s health systems, leaders responsible for this function are tackling issues related to a maturing ......read more

DLD Service Centres serve 39,000 investors with a total value of AED 131 billion

42  thousand transactions and services for investors Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22nd September 2018:   Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that its service centres across Dubai have served more than 39,000 investors, after helping them complete their investments with a total value of AED 131 billion during the period from January to 31st August, 2018. In the latest report issued by DLD, the number of transactions provided in service centres during the period mentioned amounted to 42,000, distributed between 24,000 transactions for the transfer of ownership, and 18,000 that provided excellent services to investors. His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of Dubai Land Department commented: “The demand for service centres is evident due to the completed transactions of more than 39,000 ......read more

Sharjah and Indonesia hold discussions to review ways of boosting economic and trade relations

Sharjah, 22 September 2018:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) held discussions with an official delegation from the Indonesian Embassy in the UAE on ways to develop economic relations and cooperation, as well as to enhance joint investments, exchange trade missions, and build partnerships between the business communities in both Sharjah and Indonesia. The discussions were held recently at a meeting that took place at the headquarters of the chamber, in the presence of Sheikh Fahim bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of Department of Government Relations in Sharjah. The SCCI also received an official invitation to participate in the 33rd edition of Trade Expo Indonesia, which will be held at Tangerang during October 24-28. During the meeting, HE Abdallah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman of the SCCI; and HE Hussein ......read more

Astrophysicists Measure Precise Rotation Pattern of Sun-like Stars for the First Time

Equators of Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times as fast as higher latitudes, NYU Abu Dhabi researchers have discovered   Fast Facts Scientists measure differential rotation on Sun-like stars for the first time Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times faster at the equator than at mid- to high-latitudes, a finding that challenges current science on how stars rotate Studying how stars spin can provide insights into how stars, including the sun, generate magnetic activity Abu Dhabi, September 22, 2018:   Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times faster at the equator than at higher latitudes, a finding by researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi that challenges current science on how stars rotate.   Until now, little was known about the precise rotational patterns of Sun-like ......read more

Huawei Deepens Cooperation with Duisburg to Transform Germany's Industrial Heartland into a Smart City

Dubai, UAE, September 22, 2018:  Sören Link, Mayor of Duisburg, Germany, has lead a 19-person government delegation to visit Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China. The visit which took place from September 3 to 4, aims to deepen their cooperation in smart city development. Their cooperation will focus on transforming Duisburg from a traditional industrial city into a service-oriented smart city through smart government, smart port logistics, smart education, smart infrastructure, 5G and broadband, smart homes, and urban IoT.  Huawei and Duisburg Jointly Build an Open and Cooperative International Ecosystem for Smart Cities As the European economic hub of the Belt and Road Initiative, Duisburg has the world’s largest inland port and is the business and logistics center connecting Europe and China. The ......read more

IYNC and the UAE Discuss the Way Forward for Global Nuclear Energy at IAEA General Conference

The International Youth Nuclear Congress and the UAE Permanent Representation to the International Atomic Energy Agency co-hosted a side-event at the 62nd IAEA General Conference in Vienna, Austria Young professionals from the UAE, USA, China, Russia and France share their views on the future of nuclear energy and technology Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  The International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Permanent Representation to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) facilitated a discussion on the role of young people in the future of the nuclear industry with representatives from around the globe. The two organizations co-hosted a side-event at the 62nd IAEA General Conference today, with opening remarks from Ambassador Hamad AlKaabi, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the ......read more

High-octane inaugural Socca Football World Cup kicks off on September 23 in Lisbon

The world’s first ‘6-a-side’ mini Football World Cup features national teams from 32 countries with the support of a number of organisations considering its increasing popularity.  DUBAI – September 20, 2018:   Hundreds of football fans from the UAE are planning to head to Portugal to watch the world’s first-of-its-kind ‘Six-a-Side’ mini football World Cup, which begins in Lisbon from September 23, 2018.  Organised by International Socca Federation (ISF), the inaugural edition of Socca 6 World Cup, will take place in the iconic Praça do Comércio in Lisbon’s city centre. Best national teams of 32 countries from around the world will compete in the week-long tournament. The 6-a-side football tournament is gaining momentum with 2.1 billion people are playing in the ......read more

Eberhard & Co. Scafograf 100 For Elegant Lady

Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  Following the success of the past few years with the introduction of the Scafograf 300 and Scafograf GMT, Eberhard & Co. is now expanding the collection with a more feminine version, a new model dedicated to the sporty, dynamic and sophisticated woman.   Animated by an automatic movement in a 38 mm steel case with a polished, satin finish, the new Scafograf 100 retains some of the features of the historic collection of diving models combined with more feminine elements. The ceramic 3D bezel has a faceted finish with relief effect, in a white or chocolate colour matching the two mother-of-pearl dial versions on which luminescent applied markers stand out.   The steel caseback is screw-tightened and customised with the engraving of a stylised starfish, a historical design that ......read more

The Mummies of Dubai Give Their Kids a Preppy Style Makeover

Zippy stands for Kids. And Parents. Together. Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  Award-winning, Portuguese childrenswear label, Zippy, celebrated the launch of its new Fall 2018 collection with an in-store ‘Mummy Morning’ event that took place on the 18th September 2018 in the Dubai Mall. Zippy International Markets Manager, Marcos Fonseca, welcomed parenting media and ‘mummy’ influencers and their kids to a fun-filled event. Guests enjoyed a healthy and refreshing breakfast served up by artisan Australian coffee makers, The Coffee Club, whilst the children took part in arts and crafts, creating personalised t-shirts and bracelets. The mothers and media also participated in a health Q&A session in relation to Pre and Postpartum fitness, led by Pre-Post Natal Specialist, Marie Lueger, from the regions ......read more

75 percent more speed and 58 percent more efficiency in Huawei's upcoming Mate 20 series phone

Huawei’s Kirin 980 boasts the world’s first 7-nanometer mobile AI chipset that promises a higher intelligence in mobile phones   Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  In the race against time to provide consumers with what they want and when they want it, phone companies pack more power, more speed and more efficiency into each new chipset design. Huawei’s 7-nanometer chipset is expected to bring the next level of true AI in Huawei’s upcoming flagship phone to be launched next month.    Huawei has always been at the forefront of research and innovation in mobile AI and is one of the top leading companies in terms of R&D. The company has 14 R&D centres globally, with 45% of its total workforce engaged in R&D. According to the EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard (2017), ......read more

du Wins Smart Cities Award at the Telecoms World Middle East 2018

Powered by du, Dubai Pulse platform is a key facilitator in Dubai’s shift towards smart technologies Dubai, UAE, 20 September 2018:  du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), won the Smart Cities Award at the Telecoms World Middle East 2018 for its role in developing Dubai Pulse – a platform owned by Smart Dubai office. As a strategic partner of Smart Dubai, du established Dubai Pulse platform in 2017- the digital backbone of the city that offers the means of sharing data in order to be utilized by decision makers encouraging innovation. Jihad Tayara, Vice President ICT Commercial - Business Development in du, received the award on behalf of the company.  Jihad Tayara, Vice President, ICT Business Development, du, said: “We are delighted to receive this recognition. We are receiving ......read more

Turkish Airlines reached the highest monthly Load Factor in August with 85.6% LF.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 20 September 2018:  Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced the results of passenger and cargo traffic in August, achieved the highest monthly load factor (LF) in its history with 85.6%. On top of the strong base effect of August 2017, 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.  According to August 2018 Traffic Results;      The passenger growth trend continued in August, thus total number of passengers carried went up by 2.4% reaching 7.6 million passengers, and Load Factor went up to %86.      In August 2018, Total Load Factor improved by 1.3 points, with a minimal increase of 0.5% in capacity (Available Seat Kilometer), while ......read more

O Boticário Opens in Dubai its First Amphora Store outside Brazil Come Join The Opening from 6pm Saturday 22nd September

Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  O Boticário, the largest cosmetic franchise in the world, opens its doors for the first time in the Middle East this Saturday at Mirdif City Centre. The company was inspired through the true story of O Boticário’s founder, who more than 40 years ago, began to mix natural ingredients to produce beauty products in a small pharmacy in Curitiba-Brazil. Today, the brand’s products are a result of the alchemy of unique and exotic ingredients, such as quinoa grains and lily extracts. For example, the exclusive artisan process of ‘Enfleurage’, an ancient perfume extraction process used by very few perfume producers today, is used to extract the essential oil from lilies in order to produce the main ingredient in the Lily line. Brazil Super Model Gisele Büudchen is a fan and ......read more

Dubai Parks and Resorts Celebrates Saudi National Day

Congratulates Saudi Arabia and extends warmest greetings on this special occasion  Dubai, 20 September 2018:   Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest theme park destination in the Middle East is celebrating Saudi National Day with a unique offer on (one-day/one-park) and (one-day/two-parks) tickets to visit any of the three iconic theme parks, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai and LEGOLAND® Water Park. The offer which is valid until 30 September, gives Saudi Nationals and residents one free ticket for every four tickets purchased to visit one of the most exciting destinations in the Middle East. So, a family of five can enjoy the destination for the price of four and children under three can enter for free. Each of the four unique theme parks at the destination offer ......read more

Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies hosts development course for students

20th September 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   The Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS) has hosted 25 students for two sessions titled ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens’, as part of Abu Dhabi Airports’ commitment to social responsibility, employee engagement and the development of the next generation of Emirati leaders. Consisting of 12 boys and 13 girls, all students attending were sons and daughters of Abu Dhabi Airports’ staff. The initiative provided a framework for enhanced employee engagement and work-life balance, giving staff an opportunity to involve family members in Abu Dhabi Airports’ training activities.  Delivered by a GCAS in-house instructor who is certified by Franklin Covey, the course saw the young students take part in a range of exercises and workshops that ......read more

FOREO To Attend TFWA: the World's Largest Travel Retail Show

20 September 2018;   FOREO, the Swedish beauty and wellness brand that surpassed 1 billion USD in revenue in 2017, has announced its participation in the 2018 edition of Tax Free World Association (TFWA) World Exhibition and Conference. They’ll be showcasing the award-winning LUNA mini 2 facial cleansing brush and revolutionary UFO smart mask, alongside an exciting range of new gift sets created exclusively for travel retail. Already hugely popular with global travellers  FOREO has added 30 new store openings to its international travel retail portfolio since the beginning of 2018, boosting its tally to almost 200 placements worldwide.    Scheduled to take place from 30 September through 5 October 2018, the TFWA World Exhibition and Conference is a highlight of the travel retail calendar. Attended by a ......read more

Etihad Airways Deepens Ties Between Uae and Saudi Arabia to Mark National Day

Etihad’s Year of Zayed A380 to fly to Jeddah on Saudi Arabia National Day Al Nassr FC stars feature in congratulatory video Etihad collaborated with Emirati poet to write a unique poem Guests onboard to receive special gifts Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 20, 2018:  Etihad Airways has unveiled its series of activities to celebrate the leadership and people of Saudi Arabia on the 88th National Day of the Kingdom.   To mark the occasion on Sunday 23 September, the airline’s flagship Year of Zayed branded A380 will be deployed on EY311 and EY312, between Abu Dhabi and Jeddah. The flight crew operating the aircraft will be Saudi and UAE Nationals.    Ahmed Al Qubaisi, Senior Vice President Government and International Affairs said: “In recognition of the special bond ......read more