Weaving the fabric of life for 125 years true to tradition, but perfect for a modern home Sedar Global Interiors Creative Director Nahel Selo gives his top tips on how to create memorable interiors and ambience for the Holy Month
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2020: Among many homes across the region, this spiritual month is a time for remembering and reviving traditional routines. It is also the season to spend quality time in the home with loved ones. Famous for window, wall and pillow customisation Sedar Global’s new collections from internationally renowned brands are now available to shop and order from the comfort of your home through Sedar’s newly launched e-commerce www.sedarglobal.com.
Providing the perfect go-to to refresh your home décor into a very festive ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 25, 2020: There’s nothing quite like self-care and the new homeware collection from Marks & Spencer offers just that. This spring, one can revitalise and refresh their home with a range of wellness inspired pieces from Marks & Spencer’s e-commerce website in the UAE. From honeycomb textured bedlinen for the ultimate night’s sleep and lanterns adorned in nature inspired prints, to artificial flowers which have blossomed from a budding trend into a full-grown sensation – Marks & Spencer has everything one needs to turn their home into a serene oasis.
As nothing beats a good night’s sleep, Marks & Spencer has launched a selection of bedlinen to make climbing into bed to get some shut eye that little bit easier. For those who favour a ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 25, 2020: Ergo collection is one of the classiest assortments of furnishings from the house of Natuzzi Italia. Not on is it the Winner of Red Dot Award 2019, but it also boasts of the FSC®-certified wood from sustainably-managed forests adhering to strict environmental, social and economic standards. The Ergo Collection is composed of a bed, chaise-longue, chandelier, valet stand, chest of drawers, floor lamp, rug and mirror.
Ergo bed is an elegant depiction of an ultramodern and vintage boudoir, evoking the timeless etch of the time. Its soft and soothing shape gives out a perfect image of what is essential for your bedroom, to make it comfortable.
Capturing attention in a way other fixtures can’t, pendant lamps make a ......read more
As many of us settle into a routine of working from home, companies have never been better prepared to take advantage of the technology now available to meet these new demands.
However, this greater flexibility in how we are working comes with drawbacks. To stay connected with our colleagues, remote working requires greater usage of electricity and energy, between plugging in our machines, using appliances more often, and the temptation for regular trips to the coffee machine or boiling water for a cup of tea.
This means we are using far more energy without realizing it, and in turn seeing our electricity bills rise. But there are some simple tips and tricks you can implement into your daily work at home routine that will help you use energy more efficiently and save money on your electricity bills in the ......read more
LG’s Advanced Refrigerators and Dishwashers Promote Hygiene in the Home
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2020: As homeowners strive to maintain clean and healthy environments, increasing emphasis is being placed on the kitchen, as an area which requires greater attention.
With research indicating that kitchen fittings can often harbor and encourage bacterial growth, LG Electronics (LG) is designing its appliances with hygiene at their forefront, to provide homeowners with greater peace of mind.
Advanced Food Storage and Preservation with Hygiene Fresh+™
LG’s advanced refrigerators are embedded with Hygiene Fresh+™, a unique patented system designed to promote the hygienic storage of food and keep it in optimal condition.
Hygiene Fresh+™ ......read more
Dubai, UAE; March 23, 2020: Hormann’s new Iso Speed Cold 100 door is the optimum solution for all areas with high temperature differences, thanks to its heated panels and special seals between the building structure and the ground. It is perfect for use as a high-speed door in cold-storage halls or to save energy in production and distribution areas.
It can insulate refrigerated or cold store areas even if the temperature is down to –28 °C. This low maintenance springless door has a depth of 100 mm and a stucco-textured surface on the interior and exterior, with a Grey white base on RAL 9002, which can be changed to almost 200 different color bases. The double-skinned door leaf is foam-filled with CFC free polyurethane (PU) rigid foam, therefore giving it exceptionally high strength and making it possible to ......read more
The home furnishing store’s latest relaxed and free-flowing collection celebrates art with a variety of internationally inspired designs
Dubai, UAE, 22 March 2020: This spring, Crate and Barrel is bringing to its Dubai stores the charm of an artist home that is authentic to its dweller through the recently launched Spring 2020 collection. The new Artist Studio collection celebrates the art of space, craftsmanship, texture, and detail through a variety of furniture and décor inspired by revered international design capitals.
Drawing from Portugal’s earthy palette of dusky pinks and rich blues, Crate and Barrel has the ideal furniture sets to curate that relaxed, casual, and welcoming living space. For the living room, artistic splashes feature across the Fiale and Estela throw pillows, ......read more
17 March 2020 (Geneva) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its members continue to support governments in their efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Since the crisis began, air cargo has been a vital partner in delivering much-needed medicines, medical equipment (including spare parts/repair components), and in keeping global supply chains functioning for the most time-sensitive materials. This has been done through dedicated cargo freighter operations, utilization of cargo capacity in passenger aircraft and with relief flights to affected areas.
Air cargo is also instrumental in transporting food and other products purchased online in support of quarantine and social distancing policies implemented by states.
The dramatic travel restrictions and collapse of passenger demand have ......read more
Vigilance and good biosecurity are the best forms of defence against disease both in terms of prevention and time to bring an outbreak situation under control. F10® – a total spectrum disinfectant - wishes to encourage everyone to take responsibility for biosecurity to avoid the devastating effects that diseases can have on animals and humans.
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Disinfection is vital to prevent the spread of infectious disease but veterinary staff are often unaware or confused about proper sanitation procedures. Using the wrong products or not cleaning and disinfecting surfaces correctly could leave your clinic open to an outbreak.
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All disinfectants are not created equal. Carefully read the label to understand a product’s uses and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12, March 2020: The UAE’s leading home-grown indoor, patio, and outdoor furniture brand, PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, has announced its new spring collection across all showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Fujairah.
PAN Emirates is looking to add the spring cheer into homes through a wide range of furnishing and accessories that feature modern, classic, transitional, ethnic and rustic designs.
The new spring collection form PAN Emirates offers a spectacular range of nature-inspired colours and patterns across its range of home furnishing. From the elegantly designed Techtoma bed frame, the stylish and vibrant Proxima Rocking Chair or the ultra-chic olive green three-piece Scenario Counter Table Set. Every piece of furniture and accessory from the latest ......read more
• 3.5kW, 5U, DX based solution is designed for fast installation and servicing
• Rack mounted design frees up IT floor space
• Low maintenance requirements make Uniflair Rack Mounting Cooling ideal for edge computing and micro data center applications
March 11, 2020 – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced the introduction of its first rack mounted data center cooling solution. The Uniflair Rack Mounted Cooling 3.5kW, DX solution addresses the escalating demand for rack-based cooling for micro data centers and edge computing where space can be at a premium.
Available globally, the new offer frees up valuable IT floor space by placing the IT cooling at the bottom of any IT rack. The solution can be integrated ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 10, 2020: 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, the leading luxury furniture retail chain in the UAE, has announced the opening of its 4th showroom in Abu Dhabi at The Galleria Al Maryah Island. It is the luxe brand’s 11th store in the emirates and is part of its strategy to reach the largest customer base in premier shopping destinations.
The new 51,000 square feet 2XL store at The Galleria showcases the brand’s latest collection of furniture, lighting and accessories designed for sophisticated and elegant living.
Inaugurating the state-of-the-art showroom, Mr. Suood Al Sadi, General Manager of 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “We are proud to open our latest store in The Galleria Al Maryah Island a luxury lifestyle destination in Abu Dhabi. ......read more
The Crate and Kids line shapes spaces for babies, toddlers, and beyond
Dubai, UAE, 9th March 2020: Home furnishing retailer Crate and Barrel is catering to the wants and needs of the modern and discerning parent through Crate and Kids, a furniture and accessory collection dedicated to spaces for the little ones. The collection is aimed at bringing out a child’s unique personality while optimising space through modern design.
Every item in the collection has a character of its own while boasting a sophisticated finish that blends with a variety of décor. The Jenny Lind White Twin Bed is adorned with dozens of intricate woodturnings that distinguish the piece through its beautifully detailed and playful look. Complementing the product is the Kids Wrightwood ......read more
Contemporary hand tufted carpets
Dubai, March 9, 2020: The new Forma Collection by Hands Carpets features twelve designs, inspired by the language of shapes that has no singular translation. It attempts to create an unconventional dialogue between the individual and the space, expressed through the reinterpretation of typical form.
Beautifully hand tufted in 100% bamboo silk, each carpet is an elegant expression of luxury, brought alive through an infinite interplay of pile height variances, colours, textures, and patterns.
“The carpets break design tradition,” says Mr Ravi Patodia, Managing Director. “These uncommon shapes explore the paradox between the formal and the informal, the obvious and the hidden. And alter the ......read more
Public and private sector efforts held up as benchmark during thought-leading session titled ‘Decarbonisation and Sustainable Development Goals’
‘Expo site is a blueprint for future smart city’ - Markus Strohmeier, Siemens
Session told energy services companies (ESCO) in the Emirates have increased tenfold in past two years
Dubai, UAE: 04 March 2020: Greater focus on energy efficiency will help reduce costs and aid Middle East energy sector players meet the dual challenge of meeting growing demand for power while reducing carbon footprint, according to industry experts during a thought-provoking plenary session titled ‘Decarbonisation and Sustainable Development Goals’ on the sidelines of Middle East Energy 2020, the 45th edition of the global energy platform, which runs until March 5 ......read more
• Safe Completion of Fuel Assembly Loading in Unit 1 at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Marks the Start of Nuclear Operations for Electricity Generation
• Certified Operators Begin Process to Gradually Produce Clean Electricity
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 3 March 2020: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) announced today that, following the successful completion of fuel assembly loading into Unit 1, the UAE has officially become a peaceful nuclear energy operating nation. The Nation also becomes the first country in the Arab World to achieve this status, joining a limited group of countries worldwide that have successfully developed the intellectual and infrastructural capacity to use nuclear energy to generate safe, clean, and reliable baseload electricity.
The milestone was achieved this ......read more
• Dubai Shopping Malls Group to reward with more than 16 million worth of prizes during the 15-day campaign
• Mega prize winner will take home a brand new GAC GA8 sedan by Gargash Motors
• A total of 3-winners will get AED 5,000 worth of cash prizes each
• 19 malls with their F&B outlets, over 1000 high-street restaurants & select food outlets at all Dubai Airports are participating this Dubai Food Festival
Dubai; March 2020: During the most celebrated and the biggest food festival of the UAE, Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) along with Dubai Festival & Retail Establishment (DFRE) and Zomato will reward over 200,000 food enthusiast with over 16 million worth of prizes, biggest ever in the history of “DINE & WIN” promotion. The 7th edition of the ......read more
Digitalisation and renewables will be front and centre across three days as Energy & Utilities Market Outlook report forecasts annual investment in renewable energy to top US $35 billion in MENA
Dubai, UAE: 02 March 2020: Power sector leaders have arrived in the UAE for this week’s mega Middle East Energy exhibition and probing conference series which begins a three-day run at the Dubai World Trade Centre tomorrow (March 3).
Set against the background of an industry in the midst of major disruption and transformation, the show, previously known as Middle East Electricity, has attracted more than 1,100 exhibitors from more than 130 countries. Industry heavyweights will demonstrate breakthrough technologies that are changing the entire energy eco-system, with power capacity in the MENA region set for annual 6.4% ......read more
Continent to see increased focus on geothermal, wind, solar & biomass
Dubai, UAE: 01 March 2020: African’s rich renewable sources are being underused even though the continent aims to connect 60 million new households to electricity grids by 2030. The under-utilisation claim was made by Wnaguli Charles Wainaina, the Chief Procurement Officer of the Kenya Electricity Generating Co. Ltd ahead of his buying visit to Middle East Energy, the mega global power event, which runs at the Dubai World Trade Centre from March 3-5.
Mr Wataina, who is being hosted at Middle East Energy organised by Informa Markets, said recently the African power scene had undergone transformation to a more renewable focus but needed to boost efficiency of the approach.
“There has been a paradigm shift in ......read more
20 French Companies Exhibiting on the French Pavilion
9-11 March 2020 , ADNEC
United Arab Emirates, March 1st- 2020 - Business France the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy will be organizing the French pavilion at VIV MEA 2020, the trade fair devoted to livestock wich takes place from 9 to 11 March 2020 in Abu Dhabi.
The French pavilion will be hosting 20 French companies (including 14 new exhibitors) specialized in: Animal feed & nutrition, animal health, Equipment and innovative solutions for hatchery & laboratory and Efficient egg processing lines, packaging. The national pavilion will showcase the latest French technologies in the livestock industry and allow professionals to set up meetings with these companies on the spot.
Covering several ......read more
1 March 2020: Nothing adds colour and atmosphere to a room quite like a wallpaper. Bring the spring cheer into your homes this season with 2XL Furniture & Home Décor. The luxe brand offers a spectacular range of nature-inspired fresh and floral backdrops that can transform any room. A lively floral motif can make an enormous difference to a space.
Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “The possibilities with wallpapers are endless. These can dramatically change a room and very often give the illusion of a painting. Whether you are looking for a quick refresh or a total overhaul, with the beautiful and charming range of wallpapers at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, your rooms can instantly come to life. Our exciting selection ranges from classic and understated tones to bold and modern ......read more
Leading interior label Sedar Global has officially launched its e-commerce
offering consumers the latest in digital product customisation services and unveiling new brands available to shop at Sedar for the very first time
Dubai, UAE, February 29, 2020: Specialised in catering to the window and wall interior industry for over 125 years, Sedar Global has officially launched its e-commerce site. Now delivering to homes throughout the UAE and with further locations to be added by March 2020, including KSA, Bahrain, Oman and other countries in the region.
Following on from the success of over 23 retail stores across 8 countries in the GCC, MENA regions and Canada, Sedar is making window and wall décor retail experiences more interactive. Launching a website for shoppers to purchase ......read more
• Largest-ever cybersecurity alliance advances industry collaboration to defend digital economy
• Improves the security, stability and resilience of cyberspace in an increasingly digital world
• Supports the commitment to an open, transparent and collaborative culture that focuses on people, processes and technology
February 27, 2020 – Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has joined the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, a watershed agreement among its signatories to enhance the cybersecurity ecosystem and to defend the digital economy from cyberattacks.
The Cybersecurity Tech Accord is a public commitment among 144 global companies to protect and empower civilians online and to improve the security, stability and resilience of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 27, 2020: 2XL Furniture & Home Décor and Swiss-Belhotel International in collaboration with The Designers’ Studio have announced the ‘2XL Interior Design Challenge’ for the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) taking place in Dubai from 19 to 22 April 2020. As part of the challenge participating members will submit design proposals to decorate Swiss-Belhotel International’s stand at ATM out of which one will be chosen by a panel of judges to execute the design using 2XL furniture and accessories.
Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, said, “We are delighted to collaborate with 2XL Furniture & Home Decor and The Designers’ Studio for ......read more
• The first VFS Global plastic bottle-free Visa Application Centre in the world
• Plastic bottles and cups replaced with ecofriendly bio-degradable paper cups
• Initiative expected to reduce plastic usage by over 50,000 bottles annually in Dubai
In a key environmental initiative, VFS Global, the world's largest visa outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, proudly breaks free from plastic bottle usage starting from its Visa Application Centre in Dubai. The initiative aims to decrease plastic pollution rates that threaten natural resources and congest the environment worldwide and help reduce carbon footprint overall for workers and visitors alike.
Located at Wafi Mall, Falcon, Phase 2, Umm Hurair 2, the Dubai centre becomes the ......read more
• The factory in Batam, Indonesia, is the third Schneider Electric Smart Factory recognized by the World Economic Forum as advanced manufacturing sites
• Schneider Electric's Smart Factory Program has launched nine showcase factories around the world, demystifying digital transformation for industry
• EcoStruxureTM solutions, the foundation of Schneider Electric's Smart Factories, drive efficiencies in an increasingly competitive environment
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 04 July 2019: Schneider Electric, the leader in ......read more
The right beddings are essential for a blissful sleep. From crisp pure cotton sheets to luxe throws, soft and smooth duvet covers and gorgeous quilts, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor offers a wide range of bedding lines in an array of colours. Expertly crafted by the world’s finest artisans, they feel so good, you wouldn’t want to leave the bed.
Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “A cozy bed is all one needs for a good night’s sleep. At 2XL Furniture & Home Décor our beddings are hand-picked to give that beautifully luxe, ......read more
Leading government delegation from South Korea arrive in the UAE to mark the success of Haliba
Al Dhafra Petroleum is a joint venture between ADNOC and South Korea’s KNOC and GS Energy
Haliba is a building block of ADNOC’s oil production capacity growth to 4 million bpd by the end of 2020 and demonstrates ADNOC’s ambition to unlock and maximize value from all of Abu Dhabi’s oil and gas resources
First oil comes as Al Dhafra Petroleum discovers three new fields near Haliba following intensive exploration
Abu Dhabi, UAE – July 4, 2019: Al ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 03 July, 2019: Emirates Water and Electricity Company PJSC (EWEC), the UAE’s leading procurer of water and electricity, has issued a Tender for the construction and development of a new 2,000 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power project to be located at Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi. The new project forms part of a series of projects approved by the higher Committee for the Water and Electricity Sector in Abu Dhabi.
Once completed, the project site will cover an area of approximately 20 Km², almost doubling the capacity of the current largest operational single-site solar PV plant ......read more
Saudi Arabia’s pavilion will be the largest country pavilion at this year’s World Energy Congress, held 9 – 12 September.
Abu Dhabi, 3 July 2019: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will have a large presence at the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi after signing a major contract with the Organizing Committee today.
More than 20 organizations from the energy sector in Saudi Arabia are set to showcase their services during the World Energy Congress, highlighting the strength of the country’s energy sector and its efforts to move towards a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 3rd July 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, offered its customers a set of guidelines to avoid service interruption during summer, and to enjoy a refreshing summer. Through this, Empower aims to increase customer satisfaction by providing the best services and solutions in the cooling sector.
Empower has highlighted the key steps for its customers to enjoy sustainable district cooling services include checking cooling equipment and contacting the company in case of disruptions in service. It ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 02 July 2019: is a very important year for Selva, full of big news, as the partnership with important international designers. In this scenario, the Pont table is born, designed by Aldo Cibic; an iconic piece of furniture expressing a structural and poetical idea of design using solid wood.
“Its profile is like a bridge and actually, from the symbolic point of view, I like it very much”; that’s why the table has this name.
Made of ash wood, it consists of two parts: the plane is large, geometric and slim and ......read more
Deal catapults Liberty into top 10 steel producers globally excluding China
1 July 2019 - Dubai, UAE
Liberty Steel, part of Sanjeev Gupta’s global GFG Alliance, today completed the acquisition of seven major steelworks and five service centres across seven European countries from ArcelorMittal.
The €740 million deal makes Liberty Steel one of the top ten producers globally, excluding China, with a total rolling capacity in excess of 18 million tonnes covering a wide range of finished products.
This is the largest single transaction undertaken by GFG and brings the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 30 June 2019: Contrasting colours and styles can lead to bold spaces that feel both inviting and glamorous. The right décor can instantly change not only the look of the room, but also how you feel when you are in it. 2XL Furniture & Home Décor offers a wide range of diverse products that can be paired beautifully for creating dramatic settings.
Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “The most inviting spaces are the ones that go beyond perfectly matched and predictable settings. By ......read more
The Industry Giant’s latest foray into the hospitality industry promises to revolutionize the landscape
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 27 June 2019: After more than 25 years in the region with a longstanding forte in building materials, retail, real estate, manufacturing, and home furnishings and interior solution - The Danube Group is now entering the Hospitality industry with a milestone announcement of Danube Hospitality Solutions.
This new business vertical is designed to exclusively cater to the growing hospitality needs of the region. Danube Hospitality ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 26 June, 2019: Othman Al Ali has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), a leading company in the coordination of planning, purchasing and providing of power and water across the UAE.
Othman joins from the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA), where he was Chief Financial Officer. He has almost two decades of experience in both the private and public sectors, having held various positions in the utilities and banking industries across a number of federal government entities.
Throughout ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019: The high-end 2XL Furniture & Home Décor store in Uptown Mirdiff Mall in Dubai reopened its doors today after refurbishment. The spectacular showroom was officially inaugurated by Mr. Suood Al Sadi, General Manager of 2XL Furniture & Home Décor. To celebrate the occasion, the store hosted a special welcome reception for its exclusive clientele and patrons showcasing its state-of-the-art facilities boasting the latest 2XL collections.
The upgraded outlet has been configured to cater to the needs of 2XL’s sophisticated ......read more
Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power and KEPCO Plant Service & Engineering Co. will provide services to support Nawah Energy Company in maintaining the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant
24 June 2019 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the subsidiary created by Joint Venture partners Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) to operate and maintain the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, has today signed a Long Term Maintenance Services Agreement (LTMSA) with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), supported ......read more
Doosan Heavy Industries to provide maintenance services for the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant
24 June 2019 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the subsidiary created by Joint Venture partners Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) to operate and maintain the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, has signed a Maintenance Service Agreement (MSA) with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (DHIC), a subsidiary of the Doosan Group, for the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant.
Under the agreement, DHIC will provide Nawah with a range of ......read more
June 24, 2019 - Dubai, UAE
Just like other critical spare parts, your vehicle depends on top quality engine oil to keep it running smoothly and ensure that its engine is properly protected.
That’s why Castrol, the world leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of premium lubricating oils, greases and related services to automotive, industrial, marine, aviation, oil exploration and production customers, has launched a new initiative to support workshops around the UAE.
A newly introduced fleet of dedicated delivery vehicles serving the whole of the UAE has been put in ......read more
• PAN Emirates Home Furnishings unveils its cushions collection
• PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 23 June 2019: Comfort comes in all shapes and sizes. And when it comes to PAN Emirates, it also comes with various textures and colour options.
As the weather changes, and the scorching sun beats down on the region, it’s time to spend more time indoors. Gone are the barbeques and in come the movie nights, sitting on the couch, popcorn and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 18 June 2019: With father’s day just around the corner, you’ve officially hit the time to search for quirky gifts. He may not win an award for the longest phone conversation but he surely deserves to get something special for being an awesome dad. IKEA, the region’s favorite Swedish home furnishing retailer has a wide range of offerings for someone who’s got it all. You want something that’s not only a thoughtful gift but should be functional enough to not just lay around the house catching dust.
Here are five ......read more
• Offer maximum versatility, flexibility and ease of installation for most retrofit applications
• Easily integrate with EcoStruxure Power and Energy Management solutions and building management system software to help building managers improve energy efficiency and savings
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17 June 2019: Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced it is extending its line of PowerLogic EM4200 series Enercept energy and power meters to include five new meters, which join ......read more
A sneak peek into the brand’s creative innovations for the upcoming year by Inma Bermúdez, Claus Meyers, Greyhound Original Bangkok, Ori and Zandra Rhodes amongst many other renowned brands.
United Arab Emirates, 17 June 2019: IKEA, the region’s favourite Swedish home-furnishing retailer, gave its customers a glimpse of all the exciting upcoming collaborations with globally acclaimed artists, designers and brands for them to look forward to in 2020. The latest IKEA developments related to product designs, sustainability features, healthy living ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 June 2019: Over the years we have either received advice or accumulated beliefs on bedroom decoration and mattress use that may not be as relevant today as they may have been in the past. They may also be complete myths and so we wanted to identify a few and debunk them. Whether these myths are based on design, mattresses or storage, IKEA is always looking to shed a new perspective on misconceptions while creating awareness on the important facts.
Here are our top six Bedroom Decoration and Mattress Myths Debunked.
Myth 1: A ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 June 2019: Society is becoming increasingly aware of the importance of environmentally responsible interior design. As a result, more and more customers seek to incorporate sustainability principles into their homes. With this huge shift towards opting for ethically sourced materials, which are more durable in the long run, Home and Soul Dubai have fast become the go-to home stores in the region for their huge offering of environmentally-friendly designs.
Rattan Chairs: The Rattan material is one of the most popular decorative items ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13 June 2019: Refinitiv Oil Research received reports of a suspected attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, about 56 NM East of Fujairah. This was later confirmed through various sources including the managers of the vessels in question.
The two tankers are identified as the “FRONT ALTAIR” managed by Frontline and the “KOKUKA COURAGEOUS” managed by Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement.
Timeline of Events as it occurred based on Vessel Tracking Data:
The vessel Front Altair loaded 75,000 MT of Naphtha from ......read more
Schneider Electric and Navigant Research release new analysis on how California can upgrade critical energy infrastructure through Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) solutions
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13 June 2019: Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today released new analysis on the role of microgrids to support the modernization of California’s grid infrastructure. The white paper, created in partnership with leading market research and advisory firm Navigant Research, explores innovative use-cases ......read more
June 13, 2019 - Dubai, UAE
Industry 4.0 is the intelligence behind the maximum efficiency of tomorrow’s world. But how does collecting data today help businesses stay sustainable while predicting what will happen tomorrow?
The Middle East and Africa market for augmented and virtual reality is expected to grow to $6 billion by 2020, according to the International Data Corporation. As the digital trend continues to innovate, it will transform the future of sustainable business.
Industry 4.0 has revolutionised the way a modern warehouse or distribution centre operates ......read more
Ahmad Bin Shafar: The meeting acts as a platform that highlights Dubai’s success in district cooling
Dubai, UAE, 13th June 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, is taking part in the 5th Annual Partners’ Forum, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) for its ‘District Energy in Cities’ initiative. The meeting is being held from 11-14 June 2019 at Copenhagen, Denmark.
Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower and Special Advisor on district cooling, will be ......read more
Solar in top 5, while methanol fastest-growing fuel energy term in UAE in online search
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 12 June 2019: UAE residents are showing increasing interest in methanol and biodiesel as energy resources, with significant online search growth during the past three years, according to a recent report from SEMrush – the award-winning online digital marketing suite.
The SEMrush study, which pooled monthly search volumes of 11 types of fuel energy terms during the past three years, revealed electricity-related online searches were ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 11 June 2019: The Italian energy sector looks set to play a key part in European participation at the 24th World Energy Congress, taking place in Abu Dhabi from 9-12 September, following today’s visit to the country by the leadership of the Congress Organising Committee.
Earlier today, H.E. Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Chairman of the 24th World Energy Congress Organising Committee, met senior Italian energy stakeholders in Rome to brief them on progress so far towards September’s Congress, including the Congress ......read more
After three successful years, Lukoil Marine Lubricants will once again supply Kuwait Oil Tanker Company’s full fleet of various tanker vessels
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 June 2019: Dubai-based subsidiary of LUKOIL, Lukoil Marine Lubricants (Lukoil), has reached a renewal agreement with the subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC). For the past three years, Lukoil has supplied KOTC’s full fleet of tanker vessels with their specialized product of marine lubricants. The new deal between the two companies will help ......read more
NAFL says logistics business is set for big boom in the UAE
Big logistics parks coming up in Abu Dhabi, Jebel Ali and near Expo 2020 venue
Logistics sector contributes 30% to Dubai GDP
Conference in Lebanon to discuss opportunities for UAE companies to participate in reconstruction projects in Syria and Iraq
Dubai, June 11, 2019: The logistics industry in the UAE is in for big growth with more logistics parks coming up in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and Chinese companies are set to invest more than $4 billion (Dh 14.68 billion) in logistics projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, according ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 09 June 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, announced the launch of its summer campaign, under the slogan ‘Switch to 24°C and save more’. The campaign runs from June till end of summer. This is part of Empower’s efforts to support sustainability and deliver environmentally friendly district cooling services.
The campaign helps customers to reduce their district cooling energy consumption during summer period by encouraging them to set the AC thermostat to ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 09 June 2019: As “on demand” services expand into more industries and market places, Trukkin is leading the way in digital logistics solutions for long-haul trucking. Launched in 2017, Trukkin is a techno-logistics firm based in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates operating throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and beyond. The company works to innovate and simplify logistics and land transportation.
Trukkin has raised over $3.5 million in the recent funding round, which included marquee investors ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 02 June 2019: When it comes to designing the ideal home, every designer understands that furniture can make or break a space. Choosing the right pieces can elevate the aesthetic of any room, from handmade chairs, exquisite chandeliers to marble printed tables.
Below are some of trends to keep on the radar for this year with some expert tips from Home and Soul:
Go bold: A statement pendant light truly sets the tone of any room. The structural design can create originality and add a hint of freshness to any dull room. A standout fixture can ......read more
● GROHE Composite Sinks in two colors and five designs complement established range of stainless-steel sinks
● GROHE Kitchen Colors transform faucets and sinks into colorful kitchen highlights
● Made-to-measure waste systems are compatible with GROHE Blue and GROHE Red water systems
30 May 2019: Filling pots, preparing food and doing the dishes after a delicious meal: Oftentimes things have to go fast and it can get a little hectic when it comes to hot pots and pans. The work area around the kitchen sink plays a crucial role in this ......read more
United Arab Emirates, 29th May 2019: Families are at the core of IKEA’s business: old and young, traditional and modern, by birth or choice. In the UAE, IKEA faces a challenge to be relevant to all of them, due to the population being composed mostly of expats. To show that IKEA has relevant solutions for all cultures, the brand launched the ‘Real-Life Series’, where it recreated rooms from some of the most popular television shows. The series was designed to serve as inspiration to IKEA’s diverse audience and demonstrate the variety of ways its furniture ......read more
• Seven-Year 170 Million Gallon Equivalents Purchase from Clean Energy Fuels Corp.
• Will Reduce GHG Emissions by More than 1 Million Metric Tons
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 29, 2019: today announced an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) to purchase 170 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) through 2026. This is the largest commitment for use of RNG to date by any company in the United States, with a range of 22.5 - 25 million gallon equivalents per year. RNG is a key part of UPS’s strategy to ......read more
There is no better time for a little (or big) home makeover!
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 28, 2019: Yes, you read correctly! This EID al-Fitr when you buy 2 items you will get your third one absolutely free! The deal includes absolutely everything in store, with no exceptions!
Starting Thursday May 23rd until Saturday June 8th you can come and select anything from a new bed, a desk, and upgrade to your dining table or rug to add some comfort to your living room, among many others items, all within this amazing offer.
Visit our stores to available this ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 27 May 2019: Dubai Customs launched a new disruptive berthing service for the vessels using the Dubai Creek (Khor Dubai) in the presence of His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs.
The new system: (Smart Vessel Berthing System) will help vessels load and unload their goods with the help of an advanced AI based service. It was built in-house by Dubai Customs ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 May 2019: ENOC Group has announced ambitious plans to strengthen its retail and service station network by 2020 to meet the requirements of Expo 2020 Dubai.
ENOC Group will further expand its retail network to 191 from its current 129 service stations across the UAE in the lead up to Expo 2020 Dubai as its Official Integrated Energy Partner. Alongside, the Group will also expand its local presence across the Northern Emirates through reopening service stations in Sharjah; Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.
In 2019, ENOC plans to open 15 ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 May 2019: IKEA, the region’s favorite Swedish home-furnishing retailer, shares tips on creating a bright playful bedroom that can easily evolve with your child’s growth while inspiring their creativity. Whether it is furniture, textiles or lighting, many of IKEA’s ideas and products are timeless and can be applied in several different ways to suit the needs at different ages.
As a start, think about playful lighting. In addition to brightness and warmth, the way the light is encased can set a variety of playful tones. For ......read more
Bin Shafar: AI based district cooling mechanism increases efficiency and leads to more reduction in energy consumption
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 26, 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, stated that the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology in district cooling systems helps to improve the efficiency of the sector and provide an easier experience for the countries and companies looking for adopting district cooling systems. Empower is committed to offer innovative and environmentally ......read more
• Gasunie manages its high-grade gas grid using innovative Schneider Electric’s Advanced Gas Management System (AGMS) software
• The AGMS software serves as a modern, sophisticated and smart SCADA + Grid Management platform for natural gas grid management
• It is built with the joint effort of Gasunie and Schneider Electric and relies on EcoStruxture ADMS proven foundations in the power utility industry
• Using AGMS technology, Gasunie reduces its operational transport cost while maintaining the highest standards for safe and secure ......read more
LG TWINWash Machines are Designed to Preserve Water, Time and Energy
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 23, 2019: LG Electronics (LG) continues to invest in eco-friendly tech-nologies to help consumers in the UAE live more sustainably.
The LG TWINWash introduced consumers to the world’s first wash and spin which can handle two loads at the same time. Its arrival signified a new era in appliance design, where accomplishing the demands of daily life can now be achieved with ease and con-venience.
Studying how laundry is done around the world, LG’s TWINWash ......read more
New AI Processor with LG Neural Engine Designed for Use in Various Products
Including Robot Vacuum Cleaners, Washing Machines and Refrigerators
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 22, 2019: As part of its strategy to accelerate the development of AI devices for the home, LG has developed its own artificial intelligence chip (AI Chip) with proprietary LG Neural Engine to better mimic the neural network of the human brain to greatly improve the processing of deep learning algorithms.
The AI Chip incorporates visual intelligence to better recognize and distinguish ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 22, 2019: Every year, companies spend more than $450 billion on energy and sustainability initiatives while 63% of Fortune 100 companies have set clean energy targets. That’s a clear indication that companies recognize the positive benefits these efforts bring.
There is ample proof to validate the same. Organizations that actively manage for climate change see an average of 67% higher return on equity than companies that don’t. In addition, the nearly 80,000 emission-reducing projects reported by 190 Fortune 500 companies in 2016 ......read more
May 21, 2019 - Dubai, UAE
Cushions, rugs and poufs can have a massive impact on the aesthetic of any room. They add a personal stamp on any room decor allowing to make the overall look cohesive. Transforming your living room into a sanctuary is all about channeling an environment that inspires and calms you and with these neutral decorative pieces one will be able to do so. So whether you wish to make your home even cosier or you feel like changing things up a bit, Home and Soul Dubai offers a new range of cushions, poufs and rugs that are a perfect way to transform a tired ......read more
Up your interior game with statement pieces from Italian furniture brands at discounted prices
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 19, 2019: Upscale furniture retailer, Western Furniture has announced its Best Buy Sale of envy-inducing collection from various Italian, German and Spanish furniture brands such as Adriani e Rossi, Bonaldo, Calligaris, Draenert, Flou, Gamma International, Kristalia, Minni Forms, Natuzzi Italia, Reflex Angelo, Tomasella, Zanette and Tonin Casa.
The Best Buy sale features select pieces of the world’s leading Italian contemporary furniture, ......read more
The Lighting Retrofit Project to generate AED 5 million annual savings
UAE, 16 May 2019 – Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) announced the signing of an agreement with Sharaf Electronics for the implementation of the lighting retrofit project at three terminals of Dubai Airport. The project will replace over 15,000 outdoor and indoor lights with latest energy saving LED lights, resulting in about AED 5 million annual savings every year, for next seven years for the airport. In addition, the project supports Dubai Airport’s vision of environmental sustainability.
As ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 16th May 2019: Leading department store, Robinsons has launched its dreamy new home collection for Ramadan and Eid, presenting luxury homeware beside this season’s fashion must-haves.
With an impressive selection of brands and exquisite designs to choose from, shoppers need look no further than the UAE’s largest department store to help them relax and unwind this holy month in the comfort of their own home.
The new collection features products ranging from tableware and serve ware to decorative pieces, showcasing ......read more
New Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud logistics updates help improve responsiveness, optimize shipments and asset utilization, and improve productivity
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 May 2019 — To help organizations design and operate efficient and agile supply chains, Oracle today announced a series of logistics management updates to Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud. The updates include a new logistics network modeling product and enhanced transportation management and global trade management capabilities. The latest innovations can help customers drive better ......read more
UAE is among the 100 countries to feature the all-new Apple TV app on all 2019 Samsung Smart TVs and select 2018 models
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 15, 2019: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced that beginning today, all 2019 Samsung Smart TVs and select 2018 TV models with a firmware update will feature the all-new Apple TV app in more than 100 countries and offer AirPlay 2 support in 176 countries – including the UAE. Samsung customers are now able to enjoy Apple TV channels and iTunes movies and TV shows on Samsung Smart TVs.
“For the last decade, ......read more