Dubai, UAE - 04, March 2021: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation “Empower” has announced that the total number of buildings provided with its district cooling services has increased to 1,252 by the end of 2020, marking 6% growth comparing to 2019. This reinforces the company’s position as the world’s largest district cooling services provider.. Empower has indicated that its diversified portfolio covers... ...
Study of more than 10,000 people identifies a rare group with controlled HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suggesting additional research could uncover links between natural virus suppression and future treatments Discovery is a result of Abbott’s continued virus hunting efforts, which also uncovered a new strain of HIV in 2019 Abbott’s decades of work in global viral surveillance has advanced the understanding of ... ...
HONOR True Wireless Earbuds are the Ideal Companion for Music Lovers to Enjoy. United Arab Emirates - March 04, 2021: People have had a love affair with music for generations: pleasing the mind with beats, patterns and vocals. Research has shown that the brain releases dopamine when listening to music, a chemical messenger in the body that occurs when we do something essential to survival. Even though it is not biologically nece... ...
United Arab Emirates - March 04, 2021: So, the all-new HUAWEI FreeLace Pro has arrived and you are super excited to try out all the new features it has. Well, this new noise cancelling neckband hides a lot of technological innovations in its slender and trend-setting body that you will definitely love. Here are a few of those features and how you can get the most out of them.. Not one or two hours, but a whole day of use!. Worri... ...
• New report explores the expectations of UAE’s citizens and residents from future Smart Cities• Nearly 79% of residents would be happy living in a smart city • More than half (53%) of UAE residents highlighted living in a sustainable city as the most exciting innovation for smart cities 4 March - 2021; Dubai, UAE: Mastercard, Smart Dubai and Expo 2020 Dubai have collaborated to launch its Building the Cities ... ...
Enjoy up to 20 percent off on diamond jewelry with solitaires, statement earrings, stunning necklaces and showstopper rings.. Dubai, United Arab Emirates - March 04, 2021: From International Women’s Day to Mother’s Day, the month of March has many opportunities to celebrate the special women in your world and their indomitable spirit. . Spoil your mother, your mentor, soulmate, or yourself with stunning jewelry pieces... ...
June 23, 2021: Special occasions like Eid require some of our favourite CATRICE products to keep with you on the go in your handbag throughout the day. Keep your makeup flawless at all times while you're out and about with your closest friends or family, and touch up your look to always have that perfect finish. Here are our top CATRICE picks that you need to keep in your handbag right now!
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On the joyous occasion of Eid, Parmigiani Fleurier releases three new gem-set variations of its award-winning Tonda Hijri Perpetual Calendar.
Celebrating Culture And Technique
One and a half Gregorian years after launching the Tonda Hijri Perpetual Calendar, Parmigiani Fleurier revisits its groundbreaking world premiere in a limited series of three gem-set models. In line with the intention of the original Tonda Hijri Perpetual ......
A new look for Aqua Terra
June 22, 2021: The dials of OMEGA’s popular Seamaster now include an exciting new feature at 6 o’clock – a Small Seconds subdial.
As the name suggests, Aqua Terra is all about versatility. An OMEGA timepiece designed for adventurous individuals equally at ease in the central city as they are in the middle of the ocean. In keeping with the lifestyle of its intended wearers, the Swiss brand ......
The family is growing with four new versions that have just been added to the MP-09 “Manufacture Piece” collection.
June 22, 2021: "Hublot is, by its nature, a manufacture. We are always acquiring new know-how, and mastering new materials and new technologies. Our engineers come up with the concepts, our designers run with them, and our watchmakers build and produce them. It’s collective work by a team ......
** Keep your skin hydrated and refreshed **
June 22, 2021: It’s no secret that while we can enjoy the long summer days at the beach or by the pool, we also have to deal with oily and dehydrated skin that results from the exposure to heat. Taking care of our skin becomes extremely important in such circumstances. Adapting your skincare regimen to suit the climate would be the right thing to do. During summer months, it is ......
June 22, 2021, UAE – Global luxury fashion brand Ralph Lauren and G2 Esports (G2), one of the world’s leading entertainment and esports brands, today announces Ralph Lauren as an exclusive fashion outfitter to the G2 team, marking the first time a luxury brand officially outfits an entire esports team on a long term basis. As part of their partnership, Ralph Lauren and G2 will also launch a series of digital-first activations on ......
June 21, 2021: The countryside in summer conjures images of a relaxed pace surrounded by nature in all its glory.
In this vein, Fête Champêtre is an effervescent and free-spirited capsule, inspired by the recent Cottagecore movement for which young city people look to reconnect with the authentic, ancestral country life. The outcome is a bold and beautiful lineup of summer dresses and separates, infused with artisanal impact – ......
The secret to 24/7 summer style?
Opting for pieces that can switch gear effortlessly from day to night, off-duty to on.
Flat mettalic sandals offer the perfect blend of glamour and comfort. Silk stoles come in vivid colours from the seasonal palette. With its fluid style, they can be worn in a variety of ways and adds a special touch to occasional outfits and everyday looks.
June 20, 2021: Moving into the summer season, Purificacion Garcia curates a special selection featuring accessories and kaftans in vibrant colors perfect for the occasion.
The selection features some of the brand’s most iconic bags including renowned designs such as the Homenaje Trenzado, Cartagena and Veracruz in colorful tones including citrus orange, vibrant red and blue. Special attention to detail has been given to these must ......
Dubai, June 17, 2021: adidas has revealed the latest evolution of adizero footwear built for speed on the road and the track. Led by the next iteration of adidas’ record-breaking elite performance shoe, the ADIZERO ADIOS PRO 2, and introducing the all-new ADIZERO BOSTON 10, and ADIZERO PRIME X, the running shoes will be worn by some of the world’s fastest this summer.
ADIZERO ADIOS PRO 2
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BMW Group Middle East
The new BMW X3 M Competition and the new BMW X4 M Competition.
June 21, 2021: BMW M GmbH is refreshing the high-performance models of the Sports Activity Vehicle BMW X3 and the Sports Activity Coupé BMW X4 two years after their launch. In addition to new design features drawn from the BMW X3 and BMW X4 (see here for details), which have likewise been revised, ......
• Jaguar Racing driver, Mitch Evans, finished in the points in round eight of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
• Sam Bird climbed nine places through the field before a collision with Alex Lynn ended his race
• Mitch Evans is fifth in the Drivers’ Standings, only four points behind championship leader, Robin Frijns, while teammate Sam Bird sits in seventh
• Jaguar Racing remain in second place in the ......
Italy main European trade partner of the UAE in 2020, with AED 37.1 billion ($10.1 billion) of trade value
Dubai, June 23, 2021: Al Maya Group is keen to boost FMCG products imports from Italy, said Mr. Kamal Vachani, Group Director and Partner at Al Maya Group.
Al Maya Group is one of the leading importers of food products from Italy in the UAE, Mr. Kamal Vachani told the Consul-General of Italy in Dubai H.E. Giuseppe ......
June 21st is Father’s Day and Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) wants you to bring your burger-loving dad over for a special treat.
When you dine in with dad on the day at GBK outlets in DIFC, Mirdif City Center, Jumeirah Lakes Tower - Cluster J and Abu Dhabi Mall, order your GBK’s favourites and dad gets a handcrafted gourmet Classic Cheeseburger on the house.
A 100% 6oz prime beef patty topped with house mayo, ......
Real Estate & Retail
• Opens Crown Mall and Mango Hypermarket at Jebel Ali Industrial Area – 1
• Announces readiness to launch online store and new mega projects, including a shopping mall.
Dubai, June 22, 2021: Retail chain major, Al-Madina Group today opened two new projects, Crown Mall and Mango Hypermarket, on Al Asayal Street in Jebel Ali Industrial Area-1.
The opening of the new outlets comes in the ......
• The mega mall will become Majid Al Futtaim’s fifth and largest shopping destination in the Sultanate when it opens in September 2021
• Mall of Oman will offer compelling family leisure experiences such as the largest indoor snow park, largest VOX Cinemas and Magic Planet in the Sultanate
21, June 2021: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail, and leisure pioneer across the ......
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• GEMS introduces digital platform to help alumni connect and share opportunities
• Past students and fresh graduates invited to join exclusive GEMS Alumni network
• Programme offers alumni access to a vast, diverse network of global professionals
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - June 23, 2021: GEMS Education has launched its innovative GEMS Alumni programme to connect around 400,000 of its alumni from its schools ......
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June 23, 2021: ABB’s highly efficient electric motors and variable speed drives can help the Middle East reduce CO2 emissions in critical water supply and cooling applications.
Countries across the Middle East are adopting national action plans and strategic initiatives to support a greener economy – many of these initiatives address the need for increased energy efficiency.
Egypt Vision 2030, Saudi vision 2030, Kuwait Vision 2030, UAE Water Security Strategy 2036 and UAE Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals and other initiatives are addressing the impact of climate change in the region and actively seeking energy efficiency improvements. ABB is working closely with stakeholders in these programs to capture the potential savings that will contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.
The Middle East is already ......
June 17, 2021: Before 2020, the phrase “Work from home” was only reserved for freelancers and sick employees, but now it is the common case for most employees given the recent pandemic. It is a true testament to these changing times and how the human race has adapted to them.
Natuzzi Italia has a selection of high-tier desks that are just perfect to help you get in that mindset and transform the home space in to the quintessential office environment. Productivity is often enhanced by ambience and surroundings that boost potential – allow Natuzzi’s Italian craftsmanship to be part of that equation.
- ENEC and its Joint Venture partner KEPCO surpass more than 100 million man-hours without a Lost Time Injury (LTI) at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant
- Achievement marks ENEC’s continued unwavering commitment to maintain a world-class industrial safety culture, policies and procedures for the construction and development of the Barakah plant
- Thousands of construction workers have committed to safe working practices and have received regular training to achieve this project milestone
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 June 2021: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has marked four years and more than 100 million safe man-hours without a Lost Time Injury (LTI) at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi, UAE. The accomplishment highlights ENEC’s success in implementing the highest standards of safety, ......
Dubai, UAE – June 15, 2021: PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), the leading independent PV test laboratory has recently released its latest annual global PV module test results, the 2021 PV Module Reliability Scorecard Report. Trina Solar again placed as a “Top Performer” for outstanding product reliability and performance among global PV module manufacturers, which is the seventh in a row since the PVEL test was established.
The recognition is based on the results of the Product Qualification Program (PQP), presented in the 2021 PV Module Reliability Scorecard issued by PVEL, following strict factory inspections taking place over the past 18 months. With a focus on evaluating the performance of PV modules in terms of thermal cycling, damp heat, dynamic mechanical load, potential-induced degradation, PAN files, etc., the PQP was designed to independently ......
● Functional allrounder with easy installation and smart features
● Affordable, high quality: No need to compromise with GROHE Baulines
● Simple comfort: GROHE Baulines impresses with minimalism in design and function
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10th June 2021: The complexity of everyday life can be overwhelming – no wonder people are seeking simplicity in their homes. This desire to keep things simple is evident in all areas of life - from the way people work to their choice of products for their home. Most people are not experts when it comes to kitchen interiors. Therefore, they are looking for brands and products they can trust. With GROHE Baulines, installers and planners know what they are offering their customers: high and long-lasting quality along with reliable functionality and an aesthetic design - at an affordable ......
Dubai, UAE, 06 June 2021: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, reaffirmed its full and complete commitment to support the UAE’s global climate interests and to actively contribute to consolidating and maximizing the State achievements in terms of climate action in line with its voluntary commitments under the Paris Agreement and the UNFCCC, its future directions and strategies, and efforts to reduce carbon emissions locally and globally.
The announcement was made in the context of highlighting UAE’s carbon emission reduction strategies by the UAE climate negotiation team in the virtual meetings of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which was launched on May 31 and continues until June 17 to prepare for the most important discussions that ......
Abu Dhabi, 6 June 2021: The aerial survey for the Arabian Oryx Protected Area, carried out by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) last November, revealed a 22% increase in the number of Oryx in the Protected Area, in comparison to previous studies. This confirms the success of the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Arabian Oryx Reintroduction Programme which was launched in 2007 with a goal to relocate the Arabian Oryx. Initially there was a herd of no more than 160, and today, the herd has successfully reached 946 heads.
A specialist team from EAD conducted an aerial survey study to count the number of Arabian Oryx, Sand Gazelle and other species within the borders of the largest natural reserve in the UAE, which spans an area of 6,000 square kilometers. The survey conducted is part of EAD’s commitment to preserving biological diversity in Abu Dhabi and protecting ......
Sustainability 2030 is the business’ strategic plan for sustainability, which draws from the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and is focused on: Planet, People, Peace and Partnerships.
DUBAI - June 5, 2021: Hitachi ABB Power Grids today announced Sustainability 2030 – its strategic plan for sustainability. Through Sustainability 2030 the global technology leader has outlined its main commitments to act and drive business in a sustainable way.
Based around four pillars – Planet, People, Peace and Partnerships – the strategy draws from the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), where each pillar has corresponding targets that drive the business to contribute social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi ABB Power Grids supports all SDGs and is making a deeper contribution to SDGs: 3 (Good health and well-being), 4 ......
• Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels installed on car shading at short-term car parking facility at the Midfield Terminal
• Project will provide three megawatts (MW) of clean energy to the airport and save 5,300 tonnes of CO2 per year
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, June 1, 2021: Abu Dhabi Airports, the owner and operator of the emirate’s five airports, and Masdar, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies have announced the completion of Abu Dhabi’s largest solar-powered car park, which will save 5,300 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.
The three-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) project is installed on the car shading at the short-term car park of the Midfield Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport, with 7,542 solar panels producing electricity. The energy generated by the grid-connected ......
25 – 75 percent part-sale on all brands from 27th May till 29th May
UAE (May 26, 2021): Western Furniture is the gift that keeps on giving. From May 27th of till 29th May, Western Furniture is offering a part sale of 25 – 75 percent on select items so there is no better time tio think about a redesign.
The super sale will be available in both its stores in Dubai, allowing you to choose from a wide selection of top tier brands including Calligaris, Gamma, Gruppo Tomasella, Zanette, Reflex, Natuzzi Italia, Tonin Casa, Miniforms, Bonaldo and Draenert.
With the summer season upon us, Western furniture’s selection of eclectic and trendy items will surely leave a lasting impression and transform your home into the decorative collage of your dreams. Western Furniture’s selection of brands blends artistic contemporary notions with practical ......
● Precise control of water temperature with integrated LED display
● Environmentally conscious water consumption thanks to Eco Spray
● Architectural silhouette makes a design statement at the washbasin
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24th May 2021 – The number on the LED display increases with precision, the color changes from a cool blue to a warm dark red – with the temperature display of its Plus faucet, the global GROHE brand now offers users the possibility to accurately control the water temperature. The digital upgrade within the existing GROHE Plus collection thus not only allows safe water enjoyment, but also supports users’ increasing desire for sustainable living. This is made possible by the principle of “nudging”, a concept from behavioral economics. Through the visual color change, users are made aware ......
May 23, 2021: We have long argued oil was capped at $70/bbl in 2021…
The combination of easy monetary and fiscal policy, a roaring Chinese economy, and growing global infrastructure spending plans have all conjured up a turbocharged macro outlook for many raw materials from bulks to metals to agriculture in recent months. In turn, the large upward move in commodity prices has contributed to a big jump in producer price inflation. Big macro drivers-including a weaker USD, inflation and monetary easing-all point to higher oil prices in 2022. Yet Brent crude oil has barely broken $70/bbl a couple of times this year, our target for 2Q21, despite record copper and iron ore prices. The relatively modest recovery in oil is due to two main reasons. First, global oil demand remains at ~95mn b/d for 2Q21 (IEA), or 4% below the seasonal pre-Covid levels of 2019. Second, OPEC+ still ......
May 20, 2021: Washington, D.C. May 20, 2021: Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented Samsung with the rare ENERGY STAR Corporate Commitment Award for the company’s longstanding and multifaceted commitment to demonstrating leadership and partnership with ENERGY STAR and mitigating climate change. Addressing the climate crisis requires organizations to take holistic approaches, and this rare and prestigious award was created to recognize the few companies whose cumulative and superior achievements in energy efficiency span the breadth of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program. In 2021, Samsung is the only company to win the distinction, which was last granted nine years ago.
The Corporate Commitment Award builds on a strong and mutually beneficial relationship between Samsung and the EPA ENERGY STAR program - a ......
• Distribution drive provided clothing items for over 100 children from Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah
May 20, 2021: To mark the season of giving, the Emirates Post Care Society joined hands with VFS Global, the world's largest visa outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, to provide Eid al-Fitr gifts to over 100 children of inmates of penal and reform institutions in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.
Under the program, “Eid is complete with you”, the children went on a shopping trip and were able to select clothing items as per their desire. For the safety of children and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the shopping and distribution drive followed the precautionary measures approved by the Supreme Committee for Crisis, Emergency and Disaster Management in the ......
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 17 May 2021: Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE's national railway network, has signed an agreement with Transportr, a leading company in digital freight services. The cooperation comes as part of Etihad Rail’s long-term digital innovation strategy in advancing cutting-edge technology for the rail sector, alongside the company’s commitment to the UAE’s digitalisation agenda.
Through the cooperation, Etihad Rail and Transportr will work together to enable the streamlining of service provision in the logistics sector through digital solutions such as booking, tracking, and multi-modal connectivity, that will provide a complete digital rail freight solution that will complement Etihad Rail’s range of new and sophisticated technologies that are convenient and efficient.
Ahmed Al Hashemi, Executive ......
The latest innovation to hit the market provides more cleaning power than ever before for cutting-edge performance
Dubai, UAE 17 May 2021: Samsung Gulf Electronics today announced that the new Samsung Jet™ Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner is now available for purchase across the UAE. The latest addition to the brand's home appliances segment promises to be immensely popular nationwide, with consumers looking for innovative products that ensure enhanced hygiene and cleanliness in today's new normal climate. Including a 200W suction power Samsung Jet™ comes equipped with a diverse array of highly efficient motorized brushes, providing various cleaning solutions to match different consumer lifestyles, cleaning habits, and floor types.
In 2020, the total market portion of stick vacuums was 32 percent in the UAE, which has since risen to 42 percent, ......
Design Offers Maximum Efficiency and Conserves Energy for Middle East Consumers
DUBAI, UAE, 17 MAY 2021 – With consumers cooking more meals at home, dish cleanup is the not so fun task that’s part of the home culinary experience. This task can be cumbersome without the right support and can build up unnecessary costs. LG Electronics (LG) is helping to bring innovation to dish cleanup in order to maximize efficiency and energy saving for homeowners in the Middle East.
This National No Dirty Dishes Day, say goodbye to troublesome dish stains and extra cleaning cycles with LG QuadWash. The dishwasher offers collaboration between modern design and responsible functionality to initiate a sustainable lifestyle in the kitchen. Ultra-quiet, packed with innovative technology, and among the most energy-efficient in its class, the all-inclusive LG QuadWash ......
Bespoke Home celebrates the global expansion of Samsung’s customizable refrigerator lineup, serving as a new platform to showcase an expanded Bespoke product portfolio including new lifestyle appliances and connected solutions.
UAE — May 16, 2021: Samsung Electronics recently hosted Bespoke Home 2021, a new virtual platform and global showcase for Samsung Home Appliances. The event highlighted the global expansion of the Bespoke refrigerator lineup and nods to the upcoming global launch of the Bespoke Kitchen package, along with new lifestyle appliances and integrated IoT solutions — all of which can make home life more personalized, flexible, and intelligent.
“We are delighted to announce the global expansion of our Bespoke lineup, offering comprehensive lifestyle solutions to empower consumers who are exploring their ......
OE1 Workspace Collection Activates Agility and Modularity to Design Offices Fit for the Future
UAE: May 16th, 2021: COVID-19 may not have made any 2020 prediction lists, but it certainly is leaving an impression on how companies and individuals will work in the future. With vaccines rolling out globally, infection rates dropping, and local governments beginning to increase the occupancy of everything from local parks to restaurants, CEOs around the world are looking for new office solutions to fit the future of work.
Herman Miller, (NADSAQ:MLHR), who has been at the forefront of every major workplace advancement (yes, even the cubicle), has devoted thousands of hours working with companies of every size trying to help them navigate the pandemic and prepare for post-pandemic work environments. This research confirmed what Herman Miller workplace strategists ......
Dubai, UAE (May 10, 2021) – Eid Al Fitr is a time of reminiscence that takes you back to your cultural roots and is also a festive occasion to redecorate your home. Western Furniture has you covered with some tips and trends to make your home as luminous and joyful as the spirit of Eid, allowing it to flow through the veins of your home.
As Eid coincides with the start of summer this year, many of the decors tips maybe used to decorate your home for summer as well to welcome the hotter months with flare and panache.
Lately the most marked trends in interior design and decoration have focused on the personalization of spaces. That is, taking into account the personal style when decorating a home, rather than following mainstream trends.
Here a few pointers:
1. Mirrors - Using mirrors to create an illusion of depth and ......