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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

“He was young and starting his rocket ship career. I don't imagine I fit into that well”

Lisa Brennan-Jobs on the complicated relationship she shared with her father, Steve Jobs   Dubai, UAE, September 16, 2018:  On the latest episode of ‘Amanpour’, Christiane Amanpour talks to Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of the late co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs.   Brennan-Jobs spoke of the complicated relationship she shared with her father, who had denied paternity for several years. After watching from the sidelines as her story was told by authors and film directors, Brennan-Jobs has decided to share her own stories of one of tech’s greatest visionaries through her new memoir “Small Fry.”   Key Quotes:   Lisa Brennan-Jobs on the message she is trying to convey through “Small Fry”:   “It’s a story of a girl growing up, ......read more

Cheyenne Woods: Stepping out of Tiger's shadow

CNN Sport spoke to Cheyenne Woods about diversity in golf, female athletes, and stepping out of the shadow of her famous uncle, Tiger Woods. Currently ranked No.245, Woods is now in her third year on the LPGA Tour and hoping to inspire other black women through representation.   Only eight African-American women have been members of the LPGA Tour in its 70 year history and none have won the women’s circuit, something Woods aims to change.   Key excerpts and quotes from the article:   Whilst playing at an event at Wilshire Country in Los Angeles, Woods was introduced to a family who came to watch her. Although the family had never played golf before or seen the sports live, Woods had captured their imaginations. Speaking about the influence she can have, Woods said: “It was a black family ......read more

World's first cyborg on artificial senses

Dubai, UAE, September 12, 2018:  CNN Style’s guest editor, Chen Man, has commissioned a series of features on visual language and imagining the future. One article, on how technology is changing what it means to be human, features the world’s first legally recognised cyborg, Neil Harbisson. Harbisson writes of how having an antenna implanted in his skull has helped him perceive colours (he was diagnosed with complete colour-blindness as a child) and given him artistic freedom and curiosity. As the co-founder of the Cyborg Foundation, Harbisson aims to create senses and organs that aren’t traditionally human in order to reveal realities that exist but are not perceived by the brain. Key Quotes from the article: Neil Harbisson on how his interest in artificial senses transpired: “During my studies ......read more

Nancy Pelosi on President Trump: "As long as he's here, I'm here"

Dubai, UAE, September 11, 2018:  Speaking to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi discusses her role and why she has decided to remain in politics. During the interview for CNN’s new one-hour long Amanpour, Pelosi explains how a Trump Presidency has compelled her to remain in her position to maintain a female presence in policy changes and continue to fight for the protection of the Affordable Care Act. Full interview airs tonight on CNN International at 6p.m. BST and 7p.m. CET Please clearly credit CNN with any use of this material Key Quotes: Nancy Pelosi on why she is still serving as the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives : “I do agree that it was time for new blood and we should move on and if Hilary ......read more

Ulissi Looking to Defend Canadian Title as Italian Leads UAE Team Emirates to North America

Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi returns to the stage of his last one-day race win as the Italian gears up for the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal. Ulissi took home first place in the GP Montreal last year, his second one-day victory in UAE colours, and will be hoping for a repeat performance this time round.    Joining Ulissi will be former European Champion and 2018 Tour de France stage winner, Alexander Kristoff, alongside teammates Rui Costa, Alexandr Riabushenko, Manuele Mori, Marco Marcato and Jan Polanc. The team will be guided through the races by Sports Director, Simone Pedrazzini.   Commenting ahead of the race, Diego Ulissi said: “The GP Québec and the GP Montréal are two races that I particularly like. They are ......read more

Angelina Jolie: “No one dreams of being a refugee; they dream of living up to their potential”

Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2018:  Refugee families endure innumerable forms of mental and physical anguish, including the pain of being unable to provide their children with food when they are hungry or medicine when they are ill or injured. But I have also seen how much it weighs on refugee parents when they are unable to send their children to school, knowing that with each passing year, their life prospects are shrinking and their vulnerability is growing. In a new report, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warns that rising numbers of refugee children are not receiving an education. While the implications are grave, our response should not be to despair but instead to see an opportunity. The global refugee crisis is a major challenge for our generation. But the task is not hopeless. Refugees themselves are not passively waiting for ......read more

Aseel Al-Hamad tells CNN: Nothing is impossible

August 26, 2018:  To celebrate the lifting of Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving, Aseel Al-Hamad, the first female board member of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation, drove Renault Sport’s 2012 Formula One car around the 2018 French Grand Prix track and became the first Saudi woman to drive a Formula One car.   On this month’s episode of The Circuit, host Amanda Davies meets Al-Hamad to learn more about her hopes for a future full of possibilities for female drivers.   Key Quotes:   Aseel Al-Hamad on her unique opportunity to inspire women in Saudi Arabia: “I have a mission to carry the voice of the women and make sure that I can develop the foundation for women’s motorsport in Saudi Arabia. It’s to develop the next generation in motorsport. This is the ......read more

Huawei's Statement on Australia's Minister Statement

Dubai, UAE, August 25, 2018:  The Australian acting minister for home affairs and the minister of communications issued a press release (article attached) on august 23 which says : " The government considers that the involvement of vendors who are likely to be subject to extrajudicial directions from a foreign government that conflict with Australian law may risk failure by the carrier to adequately protect a 5g network from unauthorized access or interference" Australia and other media immediately reported on this matter and interpreted that Huawei was banned from participating from 5g project Huawei’s Statement: The Australian government's decision to block Huawei from Australia's 5G market is politically motivated, not the result of a fact-based, transparent, or equitable decision-making process. ......read more

Comments of Mr Atif Rahman, Director and Partner, Danube Properties & Mr Sudhakar Rao, Chairman, Gemini Property Developers on Kerala Flood

Kindly attribute this comment to Mr Atif Rahman, Director and Partner, Danube Properties:  "The number of people killed in the Kerala flood and the damages it has created, are extremely devastating and unbearable. We will support people of Kerala and will stand by the victims throughout their toughest time. I believe it is our humble duty to help people in need and anyone in distress. The massive responses I’m seeing around me in the UAE for the Kerala flood victims, has simply raised my faith in humanity.   "Supporting human is part of our business philosophy. As responsible business we feel that we should extend helping hand to the people of Kerala to save lives, build shelters and provide all-out support. This upholds the humanitarian side of the people belong to different backgrounds." Kindly ......read more

Michael Phelps: ‘I didn't want to be alive'

Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2018:  Olympian Michael Phelps sat down with CNN World Sport anchor, Patrick Snell to discuss his struggles with depression.   Phelps is working to raise awareness of depression and other mental health issues by telling others about his own journey. Phelps hopes to inspire others to openly speak about their struggles and help save lives.   Key quotes:   Michael Phelps tells CNN why he is speaking about his struggle with depression: “I'd like to make a difference, I’d like to be able to save a life if I can. For me, that’s more important than winning a gold medal.”   Phelps on why it’s important for him to understand more about mental health: "It’s ok to not be ok. I was able to do some pretty incredible things in the ......read more

Vertical farms on the rise in the UAE

Dubai, UAE, August 09, 2018:  CNN reports on the dynamic technology that has the potential to revolutionize the way Dubai sources its food.  CNN visited Badia Farms, the first commercial indoor vertical farm in the region.  Badia Farms uses hydroponics technology to produce 27 varieties of leafy greens without the need for soil, sunlight and chemicals.  Omar Al Jundi, Founder and CEO, Badia Farms explains how the vertical farm works: “We use special LEDs to mimic the sun. We use a lot of sensors, climate control systems to regulate these conditions… the irrigation, timings scheduling and the different nutrients.”   Vertical farming is gaining traction in the region as Emirates Airline is about to start building the world’s largest vertical farm at Dubai World Central Airport. When it ......read more

“The world is thirsty for an Arab superhero"

CNN’s Inside the Middle East delves into the region’s comic book community   Dubai, UAE, August 06, 2018:  CNN’s Inside the Middle East meets a group of young, like-minded people who have a passion for comic books and have come together to establish a pop culture community. Brought up on seeing western superheroes, these comic book fans crave an Arab superhero.  The programme meets Saeed Arjumand, a comic book illustrator and owner of Comic Stop store, who speaks about the need to see more nationalities in comics: “Marvel talked about diversifying all their heroes. Like they want to get rid of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and I think they're trying to be like this is not a world where it's like a white playground. It's a white kid, and a black kid and an Arab kid and a Filipino ......read more

Artificial Intelligence Officer's Shoulder Recovered After Complex Total Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Such surgeries last for 10 years and more Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25th July 2018:  Angelika Eksteen, 57 from Germany, who works for an Artificial Intelligence (AI) company, sustained a fracture in the left shoulder 10 months ago, for which she underwent a surgery at a local hospital. However, the surgery wasn’t successful, and Angelika continued to have complications in form of pain, lack of movements and weakness. As such, she couldn’t cope with daily activities which not only affected her daily chores, but also her sleep. The unbearable pain caused by the shoulder, eventually led her to be referred to Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery (BHAS), where Dr. Bhuvan Machani – Consultant Orthopaedic Upper Extremity Surgeon, performed a total reverse shoulder replacement surgery on her left shoulder. ......read more

Susie Wolff: Formula E doesn't need F1 drivers

Dubai, UAE, July 22, 2018:  In an interview with CNN’s Supercharged, the newly-appointed team principal of the Venturi Formula E team, Susie Wolff, explains why she has transferred to the all-electric racings series.   The former Formula 1 test driver tells host Nicki Shields that she believes that Formula E is now less reliant on former F1 drivers ahead of its 5th season, set to begin on 15 December 2018 in Saudi Arabia.   Alongside the introduction of the Gen2 Formula E care, Wolff will also work with former teammate Felipe Massa at Venturi, and she outlines some of the challenges lying ahead to CNN – including female participation in motorsport.   Having opted to retire as a driver in 2015, Wolff speaks to Shields about the lack of female role models and visibility of women across ......read more

CNN Exclusive: Finnish President Niinistö analyses the Helsinki Summit

 “I do not believe that Russia is going to attack Finland or the Baltic countries”   Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018:  As part of CNN’s coverage of the Helsinki Summit between Presidents Trump and Putin, Christiane Amanpour sat down with the host Finnish President Sauli Niinistö to discuss what had been achieved.   Key Quotes:   On what he feels President Putin achieved from the Summit: “I think for him it was important for him to be in equal foot with the American President… he left also with a kind of burden. Those big issues, if they continue, they should also be solved somehow… I do not believe that anyone expected them to suddenly have a deal over them”   On why he wanted the US to be involved: “I wanted to talk a bit about ......read more

Cerruti 1881 Infinite Love

July 15, 2018:  The Cerruti 1881 infinite love is a timeless gift for your special lady. It embodies the spirit of romance and cherishes the everlasting love you both share. This timepiece exists to say that you don’t really need a special day or a reason to celebrate the person you love.  The Italian brand house of Cerruti 1881 is known for the strong Parisian influence in all its design. It is only natural for the brand to fashion jewellery and timepieces that has romance at the heart of its creation. This timepiece is no exception; it is conceived to not just keep time but to become a timeless keepsake.    A powerful statement of style, the timepiece has an infinity shape that holds a colourful dial on one end. The timepiece also highlights the number 1881, the founding year of the brand. The five link ......read more

Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud discusses the lifting of the Saudi driving ban: “This isn't something you go back from”

Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2018:  In the wake of Saudi Arabia lifting its female driving ban, Executive VP of the Saudi Sports Authority Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al-Saud joins CNN’s Christiane Amanpour to discuss the future of women’s rights in the country.   Key quotes below:   On the lifting of the female driving ban: “To be able to experience in my home country what I experienced growing up in The States: movies, socialising, mobility those are monumental shifts that yes obviously we would have liked to have seen sooner but the fact that we’re doing it today for me is wonderful because there are conversations and they’re so old and they’re so tired for us and there are so many things that we as women, as the community would like to focus on that to no longer have to talk ......read more

Give a little; help a lot at Dubai Outlet Mall's Ramadan & Eid carnival!

GREAT BARGAINS FOR EID SHOPPING   Dubai, UAE (June 12, 2018) -   Dubai Outlet Mall is marking the holy month of Ramadan and the forthcoming Eid al Fitr celebrations with a wealth of good cause initiatives, as well as extending special promotions and great offers for shoppers. It’s all part of the Ramadan & Eid Carnival, with shoppers able to benefit from extended opening hours too  – from 10am to 12pm every day until Eid, seven days a week.     The Mall has associated with UAE Red Crescent and Meltoo, encouraging shoppers to donate their used clothing and house-hold items and electronic goods, with charity boxes placed in the Mall for easy access.     Benefitting a good cause closer to home, Dubai Outlet Mall, in association with its Food and Beverage ......read more

In an exclusive interview Apple CEO tells CNN- “I don't subscribe to the machines taking over the world”

Dubai, UAE, June 5, 2018:  Apple CEO Tim Cooke sat down with CNNMoney’s Laurie Segall for an exclusive interview in which he reveals he uses his phone too much, that Silicon Valley’s abuse of privacy is out of control, and weighs in on how trade tariffs could affect the iPhone.   Key Quotes:   On addiction and AI:  ““I encourage everyone to look and everyone to make an informed decision and ask themselves if they’re picking up their phone 10x an hour or 20x an hour, maybe they could do it less. Maybe they would be more present in the moment with less… But I think the power is now shifted to the user and that has been what Apple has always been about… giving the power from the institution to the user, and I am very hopeful that great things are going to ......read more

Global Light and Power Celebrates 10 Years with the Opening of their New Showroom in Dubai

May 15, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Established in 2008 with their first office in Al Quoz, Global Light and Power (GLP) offer bespoke lighting design solutions with upscale qualities and ideal functionality.  The locally grown company’s 1000 sq. foot showroom showcases both indoor and outdoor LED lighting solutions which include a range of existing and newly designed and manufactured products, displayed to highlight the techniques, applications and effects of each lighting fixture.  Founder and Managing Director of GLP: “It has been a great year for the team. Not only were we able to open our doors to the public as per the scheduled date, but we also managed to simultaneously work on designing new products and creating a brand new premium catalogue highlighting our capabilities and extensive range of ......read more

Erdoğan tells CNN “the US will lose in the end” following Iran deal withdrawal

Dubai, UAE, May 10, 2018:  In an exclusive interview- recorded just prior to the US decision to withdraw from the Iran deal- CNN’s Becky Anderson sat down with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey to discuss the US withdrawal and its potential consequences. He told CNN that he fears "new crises" will break out in the Middle East as a result of the US abandoning the Iran deal, adding that it’s not just going to impact the region, but the entire world. Key Quotes On the United States withdrawing from the deal: “This nuclear deal was previously called unsignable but it was rendered possible after years of negativity, raising hope all around the globe in the end and at the drop of a hat turning this deal around and retreating from the deal is not just going to impact the region but also the ......read more

A Chat With Mr. Hamid Rashid, Founder & CEO of Finterra.

Dubai, UAE, May 05, 2018: 1. Please give us a brief on Mr. Hamid, his visions and mission with introduction to Blockchain in the world Hamid Rashid Founder & CEO of Finterra Hamid, a hands on Strategic Visionary brings his wealth of experience and knowledge from Hewlett Packard, Petronas and U&Me. He creates brands that deliver stakeholders strong tangible results.    He has over fifteen years of professional experience, Consulting in Enterprise Software Business Management and Business Development experience in the B2B and B2C industry sectors, as Senior Business Manager. He has been closely involved in the different facets of Enterprise Business Management, specifically– Strategic Business Planning, Strategic Account Business Development, and Partner Ecosystem Management.    About Finterra ......read more

South Korea credits Trump for opening door to talks with North

Amanpour's interview with the South Korean Foreign Minister airs at 8pm CET on CNN International and 11pm ET on PBS. Dubai, UAE, April 28, 2018:  South Korea's foreign minister has said she believes President Donald Trump is largely responsible for bringing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to the negotiating table. Speaking ahead of Friday's historic summit between the leaders of North and South Korea, Kang Kyung-wha told CNN that the US President had played a significant role in bringing the two sides together. "Clearly, credit goes to President Trump," Kang told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in Seoul. "He's been determined to come to grips with this from day one." Kim will become the first North Korean leader to cross the Military Demarcation Line between North and South orea on ......read 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 ......read more

The era of Quiet Rebels

The act of rebellion is an act of freedom. POLICE, as a brand thrives on a simple philosophy: your choice is your style. The designs don’t conform to the imaginations of a designer, instead, they canter and run parallel to unique choices. The classic POLICE DNA is strong, rebellious and vocal but the vicissitude of rebellion is every generation’s own. Today, POLICE stoke the fire of a quiet revolution that tones down the demonstrations and encourage debates.  POLICE celebrates  the birth of the quiet rebels with this novel collection. Offering freedom, individuality and tena­­­city, the timepieces speak to freedom-seekers, succeeding to capture the resilience of their thoughts with every timepiece. Bold and recognizable shapes coupled with neutral tones and exceptional leather straps and bracelets, ......read more

Roberta Ramos is the Project Manager at the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados)

Dubai, UAE, March 05, 2018: ● Please give us a brief on yourself Roberta Ramos is the current Project Manager at Abicalçados, where she has been working for 11 years. Graduated in Social Communication, with Masters in Business Management, Business Intelligence and Leadership. She runs the Brazilian Footwear program, which aims to promote the exports and the internationalization of Brazilian brands. She is a Futurism enthusiast and has recently lead the development of a project called Future Footwear. The project's goals are the increase of productivity and the development of technological solutions for the industry. ● Please can you give us a brief on Abicalçados Abicalçados, the Brazilian Footwear Industries Associations, acts as an advocate for the interests of manufacturers of shoes, leather upper shoes, ......read more

Inspired by Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030: Nader Sabry

Nader Sabry, a space tech entrepreneur and mentor, is the creator of the world’s first physiological prayer mat. His online retail company, TIMEZ5, is focused on using space technology to tend to the health and wellness needs of the Muslim/Islamic lifestyle, an economy globally valued at over $2 trillion. Sabry’s prayer mat works in three ways: it reduces pain, improves posture support, and increases energy when praying or meditating. It has a five layer system, which works to achieve those three benefits. Arab News interviewed Sabry to learn more about his work, his views on Saudi innovators and why he wants to be a part of the Saudi Vision 2030. Your online retail company, TIMEZ5, tends to the health and wellness needs of Muslims’ lifestyle. Why did you feel the need to create a ‘Muslim’ brand in the ......read more

A Chat With Mr. David Benedek, the man behind BDK Perfumes.

I was invited at Robinsons, a Luxury Shopping Destination, to interview a very dynamic, enterprising, enthusiastic and probably the youngest perfume designer- Mr. David Benedek. Mr. David(BDK) has his very own individual perfume house that is based at that Palais Royal, Paris. He demonstrates a strong passion about his work. Furthermore, he grew up in a perfume heaven (Perfume shop in Paris) with his grandparents and parents owning a perfume store. Later, he went on to study Economics and Management. Eventually, his passion drove him to specialize in the field of perfumery and cosmetics.  BDK prefumes are known to be long lasting and mostly loved by both men and women. Last June he launched five fragrances; Pas Ce Soir Bouquet De Hongrie Tubereuse Imperiale Oud Abramad Wood Jasmine Here is what I ......read more

RUNWAY DUBAI creates a new buzz campaign for fashion tourism

In partnership with Faiza, the leading beauty cosmetic company in Asia, Runway Dubai Season V brought an explosion of talent; new, established and musical. Over the course of the 3-day exclusive fashion event, Runway Dubai Season V brought upcoming musicians Blake Rose, from Australia, Siya Arora from India, and Julie Joseph from the U.K. They all blessed the audience with their sultry tones, moody music and youthful spirits in the form of performances and innovative ideas. A fascinating highlight was when Rose, usually referred to as the Australian Justin Beiber, recorded a song live on stage, looping drum beats and guitar chords right before the audience. The raw, passionate vocals of Julie and Blake, touched hearts…as they sang an emotional rendition of Rihanna’s “Stay”. The younger generation enjoyed the ......read more

Interview With Mr. Abdulhadi Chalak, Country Manager – UAE, Boecker Public Health.

Boecher participated in Gulfood Manufacturing 2017, during which GoDubai had a chat with Mr. Abdulhadi Chalak, Country Manager – UAE, Boecker Public Health.   Q.  What are the latest technological innovations by Boecker?   A.  Boecker® is committed to bring the best solutions from around the world to our communities’ doorsteps and we are continuously working to develop and launch innovative products. Recently, we introduced in the UAE market our innovative bird control solution; an advanced laser based technology.  Moreover, Boecker® has launched its Occupational Health and Safety Lite™ certification programme, taking workplace safety to a whole new level.     Q.  What is the response to such technology in the F&B sector? A.  Customers expect and ......read more

Ministry of Economy discusses ways to reinforce economic & investment ties with Maldives

H.E. Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, has commended the growing trade relations between the UAE and the Republic of Maldives. The total volume of non-oil foreign trade between the two countries has progressively increased over the past five years, increasing by 12 per cent from AED 422 million in 2015 to AED 475 million in 2016 (USD 129.2 million). This came during H.E. Engr. Al Mansoori’s reception of a Maldivian delegation headed by H.E. Mohammed Saeed, Minister of Economic Development of the Republic of Maldives, in the presence of H.E. Juma Mohammed Al Kait, Assistant Undersecretary for the UAE Ministry of Economy’s Foreign Trade Affairs, and Hind Al Youha, Director of the Ministry’s Investment Department. The meeting discussed possibilities for cooperation between the two countries ......read more

DowDuPont Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results

Strategic Updates On September 12, DowDuPont announced certain targeted portfolio adjustments to the Materials Science and Specialty Products divisions to align with end-markets and enhance the competitive advantages of the intended companies. The Company started up its new ethylene and ELITE™ enhanced polyethylene facilities, both in Freeport, Texas. The Sadara joint venture achieved full commercial operations of all 26 production facilities at its world-scale complex. DowDuPont continued to satisfy conditional regulatory clearances required of the merger transaction. On November 1, DuPont closed the divestiture of its cereal broadleaf herbicides and chewing insecticides portfolios, as well as certain parts of its crop protection R&D pipeline and organization to FMC, and closed its acquisition of FMC's Health and ......read more

Dubai Launches Digital Certificates Initiative to Safeguard Dubai Digital Wealth

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on October 23rd, 2017, between the Smart Dubai Office (SDO) and the Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC), promoting cooperation in implementing the Dubai Digital Wealth Initiative by focusing on Dubai Digital Certificates. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attended the signing, as did His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Emirate’s Executive Council, and His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. Smart Dubai: Making Dubai the Happiest City on Earth The MoU is regarded as instrumental in realizing the Digital Wealth Initiative and its sister project, the Internet of Things Strategy that were ......read more

Sam Nabil Counseling Services Delighted to Launch Therapy & Life Coaching Services in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

New online counseling services provide access to USA based counseling services for Expats and locals, SamNabilCounseling.com reports  Dubai, UAE, May 9, 2017:Dr. Gregory Simon, from Group Health Research Institute located in Seattle, led a project that found that communicating with a therapist online has had significant effects of alleviating symptoms of depression. He and his team used a Group Health chat system to follow up with 106 clients chosen at random. Simon reported "People were more satisfied with their care, their depression was more likely to improve and they were more likely to take their medications as directed."  Online counseling and coaching can assist clients with a multitude of mental wellness challenges. Additionally, online counseling saves time, fits clients’ schedules, and is secure ......read more

Abu Dhabi Maintains Position as Favourite Destination in United Arab Emirates

Guest Experience in the Middle East report reaffirms Abu Dhabi’s place in top spot for UAE Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 6 May 2017: Abu Dhabi has maintained its position as the number one destination in the UAE for guest satisfaction in a report by travel and hotel data specialist organisation, Olery.    The report’s findings highlight Abu Dhabi’s leading position among cities in the Arabian Gulf, with the overall Guest Experience Index™ registering an 82.8 score, up from 82.2 from the 2016 report.  As such, Abu Dhabi provides one of the best guest experiences in the Middle East. It takes the top spot in the UAE, clearly outranking its two popular neighbours Dubai and Sharjah. Ranked as a separate destination it would occupy the second place, behind only Cyprus.  More than ......read more

Global Innovations on its first day of success during the Arabian Travel Market 2017

Dubai, UAE, April 24, 2017:  Global Innovations, a leading provider of automation solution for the travel and tourism trade starts with success during the Arabian Travel Market 2017 First Day Exhibition, the market leading, international travel & tourism event unlocking business potential within the Middle East   Tourism destinations from around the world showcase a diverse range of accommodation options, breath taking tourism attractions, travel technology and key airline routes. This four-day (April 24-27, 2017) internationally recognised event will showcase a diverse range of accommodation options, breathtaking tourism attractions, travel technology and key airline routes from highly sought after tourism destinations from around the world. Global Innovations is a leading Travel Technology & Solutions company ......read more

LG G6 launches in the UAE

The flagship smartphone featuring bold new screen aspect ratio, ergonomic excellence, minimalist design, and superb durability will be available across the UAE for AED 2,599/- Dubai, April 9, 2017 — LG Electronics (LG) today launched its flagship G6 smartphone in the United Arab Emirates.  LG’s newest smartphone features a bold new display format complimented by a cinematic viewing experience, exceptional screen to body ratio, wide-angle camera and more. Designed in response to consumer feedback and user opinions, the G6 is a back-to-basics approach to premium smartphones, with a focus on the features consumers want, most notably a big screen that actually fits in one hand. “The first response from global consumers and our regional partners to the LG G6 has been phenomenal. We are very excited about the LG G6 ......read more

What is common between Bahrain and Dubai?

Dubai, UAE, January 23, 2017 There's something about Dubai...but we're not quite sure what. Whether you are a local, expat, or simply a tourist passing through, you've probably noticed the unrelenting charm of the emirate. In the last few decades, Dubai has undergone a metamorphosis and emerged as the beautiful butterfly we now know and love. In 2015, Dubai welcomed 14.2 million tourists; it is currently the fourth most visited city in the world. A bit north to Dubai, lying in the heart of the GCC region only a few kilometers from KSA and Qatar, stands Bahrain Kingdom, which is considered another touristic hotspot that resembles too much to Dubai in many different characteristics. We will demonstrate here some of these traits which lie in common between the two Gulf States.   Culture and ......read more

Updates in UAE codes for Fire Safety and Life Protection completed and to be announced at Intersec 2017 – Dubai Civil Defence

Three-day Dubai trade show gets ready for action featuring 1,304 exhibitors from 58 countries Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017:   Updates on the UAE’s fire safety codes has been completed, with the proposed changes, developments, and new chapters to be announced at Intersec 2017 next week, an official from the Dubai Civil Defence said today. Lieutenant Colonel Ali Al Mutawa, Assistant General Manager for Smart Services at Dubai Civil Defence, said the updated UAE guide for Fire Safety and Life Protection was completed in cooperation with public and private sector partners, and will ensure the provision of the optimum level of fire safety and protection for UAE residents. Al Mutawa said the Dubai Civil Defence added new chapters and updated existing chapters of the guide in order to cope with the rapid development in ......read more

GODIVA Unveils New Collection in Celebration of the Festive Season

Dubai, UAE, November 29, 2016:   Luxury Belgian Chocolatier, GODIVA, has launched its latest bespoke assortment of premium chocolates across all boutiques and cafes across the UAE, just in time for the festive season. The new limited edition collection encompasses a colourful range of fine Belgian chocolates that are packaged and designed to capture the holiday spirit. Manoj Loya, Managing Director - Middle East, North Africa & Turkey at Godiva Chocolatier said: “GODIVA has gained immense popularity for its unique offerings and personalised assortments for every occasion. Our customers and diners eagerly await the launches of new collections, especially during the festive season. We’re positive that our inspiring festive range will surprise and delight everyone who is gearing up to celebrate the holiday ......read more

Dr. Mahareiq Group Opens Strokerz Middle East in Dubai

Region First Specialized Company for Motors Maintenance and Customization Dubai, UAE, November 7, 2016:   On Friday, Dr. Mahareiq Group opened the second branch of Strokerz Middle East in Dubai Investment Park, Dubai. The event was attended by VIPs, motorcycles fans, and riders from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, and Lebanon. Strokerz Middle East-Dubai will be the first specialized company that provides maintenance and customization services according to best international standards. It is also the biggest GCC company as per the area of the workshop and number of bikes it can accommodate. This new branch translates the commitment of Mahariq Group to realize the vision of Dr. Mohammad Hisham, Group Founder, to promote the comprehensive motorbikes services in the UAE to the highest levels by 2020, and to produce ......read more

The Top Medical Careers in the UAE

Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2016:   Whether you’re currently living in the United Arab Emirates or you’re hoping to move there someday, there are a variety of medical careers that await you in the UAE. Getting the right education will, of course, ensure that you’ll be qualified for the very best and highest paying positions available, but having an understanding of the medical careers that are in top demand throughout the region will also help you narrow down your choices, focus your efforts, and succeed. Keep reading to learn about the top medical careers in the UAE to get started today. Social Work Social workers are needed all over the world, including in the United Arab Emirates. Therefore, if you have been working in social work and you have the right qualifications, you can immediately begin looking ......read more

SOUQ.com hosts ‘SOUQ Engage 2016' to empower Sellers and SMEs to Grow Business Opportunities in MENA

“Fulfilled by SOUQ” and “SOUQ Selling Center” especially designed to support Sellers to grow their businesses and provide exceptional shopping experiences to the customers      Dubai, UAE, October 12, 2016:   SOUQ.com, the largest online and marketplace platform in the Middle East hosted a highly engaging event to enable and empower sellers and SMEs to grow their businesses in the region. ‘SOUQ Engage 2016’, the first of its kind conference, provided an integrated platform for sellers to interact with the SOUQ.com leadership team and accustom themselves with the company’s new offerings. The interactive sessions and workshops witnessed participation by over 200 sellers- allowing them the opportunity to share their experiences and learn best practice from fellow sellers ......read more

Runway Dubai Attracts fashion tourism in the UAE

Dubai, UAE, August 8, 2016:   The Most inspiring Fashion event in the United Arab Emirates is launching the 4th season at the Luxury Sofitel Hotel the Palm Dubai on the 8th -10th November, 2016. This year, the only super model with down syndrome, Madeline Stuart from Australia, will be opening the show. Her upcoming documentary will include her trip to Dubai. The three-day event, which was held last November, showcased the Spring/Summer 2016 collections of creative designers and fashion houses representing ten countries including UAE, Kuwait, USA, Nigeria, Mozambique, Mauritius, Ghana, Sweden, The Netherlands, and Indonesia. In addition to runway presentations by individual designers and labels—including Morocco’s Hanan Himmih, African-based labels Pistis and NHN Couture, Italy’s Sarah Ghiaie, ......read more

Mohsin Abrar – Photographer, United Arab Emirates

Dubai, UAE, June 9, 2016:   They say that anyone can pick up a camera and start taking beautiful photographs as long as the camera that they use is of utmost quality type. I disagree. If you are naturally born gifted with a third eye like Mohsin Abrar, regardless what camera is at hand – a photograph might be as well taken from the Creator Himself.  Photos that not only depicts the beauty of this world – but also life’s lessons. Did you study photography? No.  I self-taught.  I started photography only three years in Dubai. What do you mean three years? I just picked up my first camera three years ago without knowing anything about photography.  I just learned it through online and Googled my way.  Of course, friends were also there who are into this ......read more

Interview with Star Fashion Blogger Chiara Ferragni for Calzedonia

Dubai, UAE, April 23, 2016 1.    Your career as a blogger in 5 essential milestones 2009: I founded theblondesalad.com, received my first invitations to fashion shows and was offered projects from a few brands 2011: the TBS crew was launched and so began the adventures with my team. We also received the first international awards. 2013: theblondesalad.com evolved into an online magazine and our social media strategy changed; our Instagram profile reached millions of followers 2014: the first magazine covers, increasing to 27 covers the following year, including the first Vogue cover 2015: the Harvard business case; a Forbes nomination, as the only Italian woman in the 30 under 30 2.    Can you tell us about the day you decided to start your blog? It was really a decision that came ......read more

The Maritime Standard Awards aims for hat-trick of success

The region’s leading maritime industry awards, officially launched today, are now in their third year and will once again celebrate the best and brightest stars of the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent’s shipping, ports and related maritime  sectors at a glittering and high profile gala dinner 13 April 2016, Dubai UAE: The Maritime Standard Awards (TMS Awards) 2016 will take place at the Atlantis Ballroom, Atlantis The Palm, on 24th October this year. This is the third year in a row that the event, now firmly established as the leading gala awards evening of its type in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent, returns to this iconic venue, to build further on its already impressive track record of success. The glittering event recognises and rewards achievement at the highest level and will be attended by ......read more

SME Business in UAE, Smart Thinking

Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2016:   Marketing your SME in UAE is vital and not expensive. Be your own ad agency and turbo-charge sales using that all important strategy. For SMEs to succeed, the two fundamental requirements are access to small business loans, and well-developed business skills. No matter what the product, from hot pickles to international freight, for a small business to succeed it must utilize one thing; a strategy. Most SME owners are too busy to think about this let alone implement it, spending every minute manufacturing, improving and shifting their product, running the day to day mechanics and chasing new leads as well as their tails, but a SME with no strategy is a walk in the wilderness with no map. To get ahead they must stand still for a minute, work out their strategy, and then work it in.  Small ......read more

Middle East Empire 2027 - A Free 2D Building Empire Turn Based Game

Are you ready to lead? Middle East Empire 2027 is a free 2D building empire turn based game designed in single player mode. Game Story The year is 2027 and a big uprising took the existing government in your country. As the leader of the rebels you got unlimited authority in the country. The parliament got your nomination and you way to bring the country to be empire in the Middle East. How to start? In the game you select country you wish to lead and start to play. You vs 14 other AI countries. The game contain: Map, Weapons suppliers, Spy Center, War Room, Diplomacy, Economy, Technologies, Difficulties levels, Very smart AI... Artificial intelligence system (AI) The game based on one player against very smart AI system that iGindis Company designed. The system design to think on thousands of possible scenarios and to ......read more