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    Technology not a Substitute for but a Value Add to Business

    Role of technology in education and sustainability in MENA region opens  Day 2’s discussions at the Third Sharjah FDI Forum Sharjah, 20 September 2017:  The UAE Undersecretary for Foreign Trade and Industry Affairs, Ministry of Economy, HE Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Saleh opened Day 2 of the Third Sharjah FDI Forum with promising remarks on the role foreign direct investments (FDIs) will play in fulfilling the SDG 2030’s vision, globally, saying that the UAE is both a global destination for and an exporter of FDI. Among other high-profile attendees were Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Investment and Development (Shurooq); HE Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO of Shurooq; and HE Mohamed Ali Rashed Alabbar, Founder and Chairman of Emaar Properties.   Observing how the UAE’s ......read more

    Set sail for the Yas Marina Boat Festival

    Chart a course to Yas Marina this October for Abu Dhabi’s ultimate boating event Abu Dhabi, September 18, 2017:  Get ready for this year’s Yas Marina Boat Festival, which is taking place from Friday October 20 to Saturday October 21. Following the success of last year’s event, which welcomed over 2,000 boating enthusiasts and a wide range of exhibitors, Yas Marina has expanded the festival for Autumn 2017 with a spectacular nautical-themed schedule celebrating the very best of #LifeAtSea. The perfect event for seasoned sailors or for those who just want to take a dip into the world of boats, this year’s lineup offers a unique opportunity to discover everything there is to know about life on the waves. Taking place from 2pm to 9pm each day, the festival will be showcasing an incredible selection of ......read more

    TASC Outsourcing launches TascTemp, region's first online hiring portal for temporary staff

    DUBAI – September 18, 2017:  Today, TASC Outsourcing, a leading people solutions and talent management company in the GCC, unveiled TascTemp, an innovative online hiring portal which is set to transform the temporary hiring industry in the UAE. TascTemp is the first-of-its-kind solution in the region for temporary staff. This platform is perfect for businesses that need additional staff to meet peak-season demand, or require short-term staff for a crucial project or just to fill-up planned vacancies. Businesses no longer need to worry about last-minute temp staffing; with this service, short-term staff can be placed within as little as half-a-day.  Users can browse through www.tasctemp.com to choose amongst the available pre-screened candidates, who are ready-to-be-employed across sales and administrative functions ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution launches ‘Back-to-School' promotion

    Around 100 Oasis convenience stores to feature popular school products Abu Dhabi, 18 September, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading operator of service stations and convenience stores, has launched a ‘back-to-school’ promotion as part of a range of initiatives to help customers celebrate special events and holidays throughout the year. Around 100 Oasis convenience stores are hosting ‘back-to-school’ promotional stands, featuring popular school products such as Minion’s stationary. ADNOC Distribution is also promoting a ‘Little Falcons’ offer until 30 September, where customers who spend AED15 or more on back-to-school supplies at 10 selected Oasis convenience stores in Abu Dhabi will receive a free collectable cooler bag. Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief ......read more

    DMC partners with Marasi News to further reinforce its excellence in the market

    This partnership aims at enhancing the maritime sector in Dubai and the UAE, through providing professional media services dedicated to the maritime sector, in order to raise the awareness about the advanced skills and competencies in the maritime sector  Dubai, UAE, 18th of September 2017:  In line with its vision to be an international maritime hub and to create the best business and maritime services cluster, Dubai Maritime City signed a strategic partnership agreement with Tactics Maritime Creative Communication which is responsible for managing and publishing “Marasi News” the first maritime specialized media platform in the Middle East. In return, Marasi News shall provide integrated media services for companies operating in DMC, in order to help them increase their sales and enhance their presence in the ......read more

    Jafza hosts 328 logistics companies over 4.2million sqm

    UAE economic growth boosting logistics sector says Bin Sulayem  Dubai, 17 September 2017:  Recent forecasts for growth in UAE trade are set to benefit the country’s logistics sector according to DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.  A BMI report published recently forecasts a steady rise in trade of 4.35 percent year on year in 2017, driven by a 5 percent growth in imports and exports of 3.7 percent. The report sees positive economic growth for the UAE over the next five years due to government plans to diversify the economy through the development of trade, the service sector and tourism. Mr Bin Sulayem believes these trends will further encourage prospects for the logistics, warehousing and handling sector increasing demand and attracting more businesses to the country who will need ......read more

    ENEC CEO Highlights Priorities of UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program at WNA Symposium in London

    ENEC Executives amongst 600 nuclear energy professionals participating in World Nuclear Association (WNA) Symposium, London, UK.  ENEC CEO, Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, updates industry leaders on evolution of ENEC and the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 September 2017:  A senior delegation from the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), led by Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, has participated in the World Nuclear Association (WNA) Symposium, taking place in London, U.K. During the opening session of the conference, Mr. Al Hammadi  shared a number of lessons learned on the quality and safety-led development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program with the international nuclear energy community.   On the cusp of becoming the 31st country to generate ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution Completes the Second Phase of the Officers City Service Station Expansion in Abu Dhabi

    The 2nd phase upgrades the existing station infrastructure and installs new fuel pump technologies The final phase will involve adjunct facility providing 8 fuel pumps and 6 rental spaces for cafes and fast-food restaurants   Abu Dhabi, 16 September, 2017: ADNOC Distribution, the leading operator of retail fueling services outlets in the UAE, today announced the completion of the second phase of the development and expansion of the Officers City Service Station located on the Arabian Gulf Road in Abu Dhabi.    During the second phase of the project, ADNOC Distribution has upgraded the existing station infrastructure and installed new fuel pump technologies. The service station currently provides super-98 fuel products, Special 95 and E-Plus 91, as along with Green Diesel and Natural Gas for Vehicles ......read more

    RAK Petroleum plc Releases Half-Year Financial Report for the Period Ended 30 June 2017

    Chairman’s Interim Report Dear Shareholders: On behalf of the Board of Directors of RAK Petroleum plc (the “Company”), I am pleased to present the Half-Year Financial Report for the period ending 30 June 2017. The Company’s fundamental objective is to generate significant total shareholder returns from investments in the oil and gas industry, with a focus on the Middle East and Africa. We currently hold interests in two oil and gas companies, DNO ASA (“DNO”) and Foxtrot International LDC (“Foxtrot International”). DNO DNO is a publicly listed Norwegian exploration and production company focused on the Middle East-North Africa region and the North Sea with interests in oil and gas blocks in various stages of exploration, development and production, both onshore and offshore. ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Ports recognised for exceptional Security Management; Receives ISO 28000 Certification

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: September 13, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to Fujairah Terminals at the Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), has been accredited with the ISO 28000:2007 certificate of Security Management System for Supply Chain by global certification provider, Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA). LRQA assessors independently audited the security management system that has been put in place at Khalifa Port, Zayed Port, Musaffah Port and Abu Dhabi Ports Headquarters.  Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, received the certificates at the Abu Dhabi Ports headquarters, for all four sites in tandem. The security management system is required to review the risks ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution expands international sales footprint

    ADNOC’s Voyager branded engine oil and lubricant to be sold in Ethiopia and Yemen Abu Dhabi, 13 September, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading operator of retail fuel service stations and commercial fuelling services, has signed two agreements to sell its popular Voyager branded engine oil and lubricant in Ethiopia and Yemen. The new supply agreements with Ethiopia’s Kinsi General Trading Company and Yemen’s Myco General Trading Company are a further milestone in ADNOC Distribution’s drive to increase business, optimise performance and secure greater access to international markets. Mr Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, commented: "With a combined population of approximately 130 million people, Ethiopia and Yemen offer markets that ......read more

    Business and academia collaborate at Dubai Science Park to shape the science sector

    Dubai Science Park, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Al Jalila Foundation discuss ways to enhance UAE’s science sector Dubai-UAE: 13 September, 2017:  Dubai Science Park (DSP), a member of TECOM Group and the region’s first business community dedicated to the science sector, hosted a networking event in collaboration with the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), Dubai Healthcare City Authority’s first medical university, and Al Jalila Foundation, the philanthropic organisation that supports medical research and educational programmes, to discuss ways to enhance the UAE’s healthcare sector. Welcoming a science-focused audience to DSP, comprising representatives from academia, business and government, Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Executive ......read more

    UL and the GCC Laboratories Announce Joint Venture to Strengthen the Middle East's Renewable Energy Infrastructure

    Joint venture will operate as a UL and GCC Lab Company based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Partnership will combine resources, knowledge and expertise to expand services to the region’s renewable energy market. Dubai, September 11, 2017:  Global safety science organization, UL, has announced a joint venture with Saudi-based GCC Lab aimed at strengthening the Middle East’s Renewable Energy Infrastructure.    UL’s regional base operates out of offices in Dubai and its new, state-of-the-art lab facility in Abu Dhabi. The joint venture will operate as a UL and GCC Lab Company and will be based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, to cater to customers in parts of the Middle East, including Egypt.   The joint venture will support the region’s renewable energy market by leveraging both ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution Announces New Retail Price of Unsubsidized LPG for Month of September

    Abu Dhabi, 10 September, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution has announced today the new retail price of unsubsidized LPG cylinders for the month of September 2017. As per the announcement that is made on the 10th of every month, the new retail price is as follows: AED55 per 25lb, and AED110 per 50lb.  Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: “Our competitive LPG cylinder prices are set every month to reflect adjustments in international market prices for LPG. With our customers at the heart of our business, we are determined to build on our eminent reputation for delivering an excellent, client-focused service while meeting the nation’s energy needs and helping to sustain its rapid growth.” For holders of Rahal e-Gas cards, ADNOC Distribution continues to offer LPG at ......read more

    GOV HR Summit to focus on “people-first” initiatives and developing the national workforce

    The region’s biggest HR platform returns to Abu Dhabi on October 30-31, 2017 with speakers from top government, semi government and state owned entities joining the summit Dubai: September 6,, 2017:   The 5th Annual GOV HR Summit, the regions’ leading human resource platform, will welcome a prestigious line-up of speakers including Her Excellency Maytha Al Habsi, Deputy CEO, Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, Ismail Abdulla, CEO, Strata, A Mubadala Company, Fatma Hussain, Chief Human Capital Officer, TECOM Group and Wassem Hassan, Vice President -Human Resources and Administration, DXB Entertainment at the elite Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE Hosted under the theme of ‘Turning the biggest challenges into the greatest opportunities’, the 2017 edition of the summit features an innovative ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution celebrates the opening of its 44th service station in Al Ain City

    Umm Ghafa station opening meets growing fuel and convenience store demand in Al Ain City ADNOC Distribution now has 362 retail service stations in the UAE  Abu Dhabi, 5 September, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading operator of fuel service stations and convenience stores, has celebrated the opening of its 362nd station in the UAE.    The new 24-hour Umm Ghafa service station in Al Ain city can serve 12 vehicles simultaneously and includes a popular Oasis convenience store, a fast food restaurant and facilities for oil change, automatic car wash, an LPG cylinder depot and a tyre centre.   Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, commented: "We are delighted to offer our customers in Al Ain greater service, choice and convenience with ......read more

    Ministerial Meeting Gathers in Italy to Scale-Up Geothermal Energy Worldwide

    Government and private sector leaders assemble to unlock geothermal’s 200GW of potential  Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 5 September 2017:  Leaders and ministers from more than 25 governments will meet in Florence, Italy on 11 September, to accelerate the global adoption of geothermal energy. The Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) meeting represents the largest such ministerial gathering dedicated to geothermal energy development. Geothermal energy today accounts for just 0.3 percent of globally installed renewable energy capacity. However – once start-up costs are met – it is one of the lowest-cost and most reliable renewable energy sources available. The global potential for geothermal is estimated to be in the region of 200 gigawatts.  Entitled: ‘Working Together to Promote Geothermal Energy ......read more

    Egypt's Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Discusses Areas of Collaboration With Global Safety Science Firm UL

    Dr Mohammed Shaker shared his vision for the sector  UL presented its insight on the latest technologies and developments Collaboration on future projects will be aimed at helping improve the sector and the lives of the Egyptian people Abu Dhabi, 04 September 2017:  The Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy met with a global safety science firm to gain some valuable insight to the latest technologies in the sector and the safest methods of adopting them.   Dr Mohammed Shaker received the delegation from UL, a renowned expert with a long heritage of helping governments and large corporates to identify and minimize risks of new technologies being implemented.   The organizations now plan to collaborate on various aspects of electricity and renewable energy with a particular focus on ......read more

    Eros Digital Home Opens New Store in Abu Dhabi

    Eros Digital Home Stores expand their footprint in Abu Dhabi to give shoppers another option in terms of location to experience the multi-brand offerings within the brand range.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3rd September 2017:  Eros Group, UAE’s trusted distributor and retailer for consumer electronics with a portfolio of world renowned brands under its umbrella, has launched a new Eros Digital Home store in Khalidiyah Mall, Abu Dhabi. The new store opening is part of a regional expansion plan making this the 26thoperated store of Eros Digital Home in the UAE. The store, which is 1200 sq ft in size, showcases a diverse range of electronic products catering exclusively to the digital category including televisions, tablets, mobiles and laptops. As per the 2016 report by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry ......read more

    IDdesign brings Italian décor heritage to UAE with the new Camelgroup collection

    The collection features ‘Platinum Day’ and ‘Platinum Night’ ensembles that add a touch of tradition to contemporary homes  Dubai, UAE (August 30, 2017):  As part of its pursuit to unveil globally-renowned furniture collections that are in keeping with local trends, IDdesign, a leading international home lifestyle brand offering contemporary furniture and accessories recently unveiled the new home furnishing line from Camelgroup.  A brand that exudes unmistakable Italian design heritage, Camelgroup was founded in 1983 in the north-eastern part of Italy to serve a rising demand for high quality furniture from across the globe. A strong commitment to serve a growing clientele list in the Middle East was the inspiration for the brand’s name which pays homage to the ‘ship of the ......read more

    Chinese TV Brand TCL Witnesses Strong Growth Globally

    TCL Multimedia LCD TV sales volume reach 9,603,392 sets in first half with strong performance in overseas markets United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 29th August 2017:  TCL has been making waves across key global markets, including the UAE. The leading innovator in developing QLED technology and products, TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited, is today amongst the top 4 leading television brands alongside Samsung, LG and Sony.  The sales volume of TCL Multimedia’s LCD TVs’ grew by 34.1% in the first half of 2017 mainly due its strong sales performance in the North American market and other key markets worldwide.  The growth in sales has been due to an increase in sales channels and active engagement in strategic branding campaigns and sponsorship alliances especially in the U.S. which has now led to TCL ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Confirms Expanded Programme for World's Largest Oil and Gas Technical Conference

    ADIPEC Programme Will Include Downstream Industry for the First Time 900 Speakers Scheduled for More Than 200 Technical and Strategic Conference Sessions Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 August 2017:  Organisers of the annual Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), hosted by ADNOC, have confirmed the event’s technical conference, already the world’s largest for oil and gas professionals, will see a significant increase in scope for 2017 to include the downstream industry for the first time, as well as more sessions for specialised areas including offshore and marine exploration and production. With around 900 speakers scheduled for more than 200 sessions, the conference will bring together the industry’s most respected experts, global leaders and top decision makers, with around ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Ports celebrates Emirati Women's Day

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: August 28, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, Fujairah Terminals at the Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), celebrates Emirati Women’s Day, in recognition of the outstanding contributions of the Emirati women at Abu Dhabi Ports.  Abu Dhabi Ports is a strong advocate for creating and enabling career and skill development opportunities for female employees and Emiratis.  Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, expressed his deep pride in Emirati women’s accomplishments in the UAE and in the company, saying: “Emirati women have been increasingly playing a leading role at Abu Dhabi Ports and the company has encouraged and recognised their ......read more

    Empower pays tribute to Emirati women

    On the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day, Empower recognise the contribution of the nation's women in the development of UAE Dubai, UAE, 27 August 2017:  To commemorate the outstanding contributions of the country’s women, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), paid tribute to the Emirati women for their leading role and effective participation in national development. Emirati Women’s Day was launched by HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairperson of the General Women’s Union, President of the Family Development Foundation, and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood. The important day was added to the calendar to boost the recognition of women in the region and highlight their pivotal role in the community. The day is part of a bigger movement to increase ......read more

    De'Longhi Brings Professional Tasting Coffees to Your Home

      Dubai, UAE, August 27, 2017:  De’Longhi is the number one premium Italian coffee machine brand with a range of coffee machines to suit any lifestyle and budget. With an extensive range of coffee machines, from traditional bar-pump machines to modern bean to cup machines, De’Longhi lets you create your own blends of beans for your perfect tasting cup of coffee. Whether you are looking for the perfect cup of cappuccino or the perfect cup of espresso, De’Longhi has a coffee machine for you. With a strong heritage of coffee machine creation and a premium Italian background, De’Longhi’s technicians have also perfected the formula for creating the perfect cup of cappuccino, capturing the ideal ratio of liquid to foam: the LatteCrema System. This new De’Longhi proprietary technology – ......read more

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    Hurricane Harvey was undoubtedly one of the worst and most expensive natural disasters to have hit America. Having hit a number of counties in Texas, the bill for repairs is estimated to be at $180bn. The UAE is currently suffering from lower oil prices and restrictions on output put in place by OPEC, which is having lasting effects on its economy. The OPEC, or the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, is the intergovernmental body in charge of coordinating and unifying petrol prices among member countries in order keep prices fair and stable for all involved. Could the recent ......read more

    Archinnova to fully automate Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment's Application Delivery lifecycle

    September 13, 2017: Archinnova, a leading innovative business technology consulting and implementation firm, has been selected by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MRHE) to help fully automate its Application Delivery Lifecycle. The company has been appointed by MRHE as a system integrator and is tasked with educating, implementing and supporting the installation and application of the ‘DevOps Solution.’ The move has positioned MRHE among the first government entities in the Middle East region to implement end-to-end, best in breed ‘DevOps Solution,’ which ......read more

    Abu Dhabi National Takaful Company PSC receives financial strength rating of ‘A-' (Excellent) & long-term issuer credit rating of ‘a-' from A.M. Best

    UAE, September 13, 2017- Abu Dhabi National Takaful Co. PSC (ADNTC), the leading takaful operator in the MENA region, has announced that it has once again received a Financial Strength Rating of ‘A-’ (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of ‘a-’ from international rating agency A.M. Best. The outlook for these credit ratings is stable. The positive ratings reflect ADNTC’s strong risk-adjusted capitalisation, in addition to its consistently excellent technical and operating performances as one of the most progressive insurance companies in the United ......read more

    Smart Dubai to be Key 1 Sponsor of UNLOCK Forum on Blockchain & the Future of the Sharing Economy

    The UNLOCK Forum, which will be held between January 14th and 15th of 2018 in Dubai, UAE, will bring together leading international experts on Blockchain technology, as well as more than 400 attendees from across the region. The forum aims not only to increase awareness and knowhow on Blockchain technology and its implementation across various sectors, but also to showcase Dubai Blockchain Strategy’s achievements and future plans for 2020 and beyond. Dubai is revered as one of the only governments globally to have embraced Blockchain in its entirety and across the full spectrum of ......read more

    DowDuPont™ Announces Results of Comprehensive Portfolio Review

    September 13, 2017– DowDuPont™ (NYSE:DWDP) today announced that its Board of Directors and management, with the assistance of independent advisors, have completed their comprehensive review of the portfolio composition of the three intended independent companies. The Board unanimously concluded that, in light of knowledge gained since the announcement of the transaction, certain targeted adjustments will be made between the Materials Science and Specialty Products divisions, which will enhance the competitive advantages of the intended resulting companies. The changes better align ......read more

    Drake & Scull's new Board of Directors elects Abdulla Atatreh as Group Chairman & Ahmed Saeed Al Hamiri as Vice Chairman

    UAE, September 13, 2017- Drake & Scull International PJSC, a regional market leader in engineering and construction services, has announced that its newly-elected Board Members have convened for the first time. The Board ratified a series of procedural decisions necessary for the company to conduct business as required and chose new committee members from among its ranks. The second General Assembly Meeting convened earlier on the 9th of September 2017 and ratified the appointment of the new Board Members and elected additional Members to fill the vacancies resulting from the resignation ......read more

    Dubai Maritime City Authority highlights Dubai's achievements to the globe at London International Shipping Week 2017

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) showcased the pioneering steps Dubai has taken on the path of international leadership, supported by an advanced position among the top five most competitive and attractive maritime clusters in the world, at the 2017 edition of the Annual International Shipowning & Shipmanagement Summit held on the sidelines of London International Shipping Week 2017 which will run in the British capital until the end of this week. DMCA  officials reviewed the most competitive advantages of the local maritime sector which have had the greatest impact on ......read more

    LED to lead the digital signage industry to the next level

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    Ideal Standard's Strada helps you create stunning bathrooms with the luxurious hotel look.

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    DowDuPont™ Merger Auccessfully Completed

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    Oscar award winner A.R. Rahman visits E-City outlet in Dubai Mall

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    Sharjah hospitality sector revenues now worth AED 372 million; grows 7.8 per cent during H1 2017

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    2XL's Fountainbleau day bed blends luxury with functionality

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    Make Room for Life Celebrate With IKEA at Festival City

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    First Emirati women graduate as ‘Master of Coastal Waters' & ‘VTS Operator' from Abu Dhabi Ports Maritime Training Centre

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    Land and Sea Ports Sector of General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs meets with Dubai Maritime City Authority to further boost local maritime sector

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    Empower's ‘Smile at 24 degrees' campaign records saving of 5.2 per cent energy in the second month

    Dubai, UAE, 23 August 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider announced energy savings of 5.2 per cent in the second month of its summer campaign – ‘Smile at 24 degrees’, compared to the same period last year.    “As the leading district cooling services provider, we’re proud of the savings generated in the second month of our summer campaign. At Empower, we want to create an environment that will allow us to achieve the vision of the UAE leadership and help ......read more

    A Quarter of India's Energy Demand Can Be Met with Renewable Energy

    Increasing India’s renewables would save 12 times more than it costs Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 22 August 2017:  India can raise its renewable energy use to meet a quarter of the country's total final energy demand by 2030, according to the findings of a report presented today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable energy prospects for India, a study from IRENA’s REmap programme, outlines action areas that can unlock India’s vast renewable energy potential, ensure clean and sustainable energy for generations to come, and enable the country to ......read more

    Clikon launches in Carrefour stores across the GCC

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    Dubai Maritime Agenda 2017 brings together maritime leaders to explore future of industry

    August 20, 2017. United Arab Emirates: Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, Dubai Maritime Agenda 2017 has begun preparations to host a line-up of international speakers to explore the future of the maritime sector in adherence with local and nationwide efforts to prepare for a ‘post oil economy.’ The strategic platform will bring together an elite group of international maritime industry leaders, influential personalities, regional and international experts and decision-makers to ......read more

    Empower connects its district cooling solutions to 75 buildings Year to Date 2017

    Dubai, UAE, 20 August 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that 75 new buildings have so far been connected to its services in 2017. The company also announced good progress towards deploying its services to many other buildings in months to follow. “This is an important milestone for us District cooling is an environment-friendly technology and the way forward to achieving a green economy. We’re pleased that developers have realised the importance of this technology and in ......read more

    Sultanate of Oman prepares to build the first large-scale wind farm in the GCC region

    Masdar of Abu Dhabi awards EPC contract to develop 50 MW Dhofar Wind Power Project Muscat, Oman - August 19, 2017:  Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, signed an Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contract with a global consortium comprising GE and Spain’s TSK to build the Dhofar Wind Power Project, the first large-scale wind farm in Oman and the GCC.   The Dhofar Wind Power Project is a result of the joint development agreement that was established in 2014 between Masdar and the Rural Areas Electricity Company of Oman (RAECO). ......read more

    Simexa introducing a new category of outdoor furniture

    After the fascinating success of solar lights in the Middle East region, Simexa, the hospitality outdoor furniture company and supplier, introduces a new product range presented by Maiori: the outdoor furniture. This new product category has been added to the wide range of garden furniture collections Simexa provides. In October 2016, the hospitality outdoor furniture supplier introduced, for the first time in the region, Maiori’s solar lights during the Hotel Show in Dubai. This participation was seen as a success for Simexa given that visitors were impressed by this new technology. ......read more

    100 New Ways to Transform Your Home With the New Ikea Catalogue

    Inspiring and smart solutions featured in the 2018 edition to help customers make room for life in the heart of their home Dubai, 16 August 2017:  IKEA, the Swedish home furnishing retailer, has officially launched its highly anticipated 2018 Catalogue, packed with home furnishing products, ideas and offers inspiring people to make room for life at home. IKEA Catalogue, the most widely distributed book in the world and produced in 35 languages, is now available in the UAE.  The contents of the 2018 edition reflect a change in the way people use their living spaces in the wake ......read more

    3rd Maritime Conference & Expo (MARACAD 2017) launches “Maritime Business Leaders Forum”

    Supporting the UAE Maritime Strategy 2021 and is attended by delegation from IMO Major developments in the 3rd Maritime Conference & Expo (MARACAD 2017) makes it a permanent platform for decision-makers networking, and developing strategic ideas and modern technologies for the advancement of the maritime sector Dubai, UAE, 15 August 2017:  Under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Abdullah Bin Mohammed Balheif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime, the 3rd Maritime Conference & Expo (MARACAD 2017) will ......read more

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