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The Tortue Watch: A Perpetually Reinvented Timepiece

Cartier Privé is the annual event for watchmaking enthusiasts.   Now in its eighth edition, this exclusive opus offers a contemporary interpretation of one of the most prestigious watches in the Cartier repertoire: the Tortue watch, created in 1912. It is one of Cartier’s major creations as the watchmaker of shapes. It follows on from the rare watches unveiled in previous years, such as the Crash, the Tank Cintrée and the Tonneau, all of which have been redesigned with a single ambition in mind: dedicating technique to aesthetics. This year, Cartier has chosen to introduce the single-button chronograph complication as well as the simple “hours/minutes” versions.  THE TORTUE, A SIGNATURE OF THE MAISON The Tortue watch was born in 1912 from a powerful creative vision, namely to create a ......read more

Tag Heuer Monaco Split-Seconds Chronograph: Watches & Wonders 2024

TAG Heuer reignites its Haute Horlogerie D'Avant-Garde with the release of the Monaco Splits-Second Chronograph. As the ultimate fusion of heritage and innovation, the new Monaco in both red and blue editions. The Swiss luxury watchamker, synonymous with precision and avant-garde design, unveils the Monaco Split-Seconds Chronograph which is nothing short of a horological masterpiece, destined to captivate collectors, enthusiasts and connoisseurs with its spectacular movement and stunning design.  Celebrating 55 years of the Monaco collection, the TAG Heuer Monaco Split-Seconds Chronograph further redefines watch design. By reviewing its architecture and using light materials such as grade-5 titanium, the timepiece only weighs a mere 85 grams andachieves a singular appearance where sapphire crystal and transparency play a ......read more

Mitch Evans Looks For Another Italian Triumph As Formula E Descends On Rimini Debut - Where To Watch The 2024 Misano E-Prix

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship Season 10 progresses with Rounds 6 & 7 at the Misano World Circuit in Italy The Misano E-Prix double-header marks the championship’s first visit to the prestigious circuit known for intense two-wheel action, and the series’ seventh meet in the country The next instalment of the Season 10 calendar promises an unpredictable and action-packed weekend following a season start of intense competition, featuring five different race winners, from five different teams, in just five races MISANO, Italy, Dubai and Riyadh, 11th April 2024:  It’s race week once again for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, as the championship’s 22 drivers descend on another brand-new location for Rounds 6 & 7 of Season 10, the Misano E-Prix, on 13-14 April. After a thrilling ......read more

Sivakov takes final stage of Giro D'Abruzzo

Frenchman takes first triumph in UAE colours Pavel Sivakov took his first win for UAE Team Emirates in a three rider sprint on stage 4 of the Giro D’Abruzzo in Italy today. The Frenchman escaped in a strong group with George Bennett (Israel Premier Tech) and race leader Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) with under 50km to go, as he tried to attack the blue jersey to nab the overall also. Lutsenko would prove unshakable and responded to each attack, sealing the overall victory in L’Aquila. Sivakov would take the win in the stage in the dash for the line and take 2nd overall. The win marks the 23rd victory for UAE Team Emirates this season and the second in this race, with Jan Christen taking his first professional win. Sivakov: “The plan was to make it hard for Astana on the run-in and we managed to isolate ......read more

Abt Joins Forces With Lola And Yamaha For Formula E's Ground-Breaking Gen3 Evo Era

ABT announces partnership with Lola Cars and Yamaha Motor, starting in Season 11 for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship GEN3 EVO era This announcement follows Lola Cars and Yamaha Motor revealing their collaboration to develop a formidable powertrain for Formula E competition as Lola Cars makes an exciting return to global motorsport Preparations are already underway for the launch, including software refinement, hardware testing, and an ambitious on-track shakedown scheduled for June London, Dubai, Riyadh, 12th April 2024: The excitement of Formula E’s GEN3 EVO era has officially ignited, after ABT today confirmed their entry with newly registered powertrain manufacturer Lola Cars, which is currently being developed together with the Yamaha Motor Company in a technical partnership. After a brief hiatus, ABT ......read more

Jan Christen takes first professional victory at Abruzzo

19 year old seals stage and overall lead Jan Christen took a thrilling first professional victory and moved into the leader’s jersey on stage 2 of the Giro d’Abruzzo after a daring attack with 6km to go. The Swiss teen was aggressive on the run-in and the elastic finally snapped in closing kilometres between PratolaAlanno and Magliano de’ Marsi (162km). The first year professional savoured the victory though acknowledged afterwards he would be focussing on team duties for the remainder of the week with team leader Adam Yates. Christen: “It was my goal to win a pro race and I’m delighted I did today, before I turn 20. We had a good plan with the team, and everything went quite well. We set up a good pace from the bottom of the last climb. Then it was my turn to attack, but Lutsenko rode ......read more

MoHAP lights up UAE landmarks in blue to mark World Health Day.

Dubai April 10th, 2024: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has lit up several national buildings and iconic landmarks in blue to mark World Health Day, themed "My Health is My Right." Among the illuminated sites were the Dubai Frame, Al Wasl Plaza at Expo City Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Sharjah TV Building, Clock Roundabout in Umm Al Quwain, and Ras Al Khaimah Police Headquarters, among others across the UAE. MoHAP reiterated its commitment to ensuring that everyone has an access to healthcare, aiming to establish a safe and healthy environment for both current and future generations. This will postively reflect on enhancing the overall quality of life in the country and promoting societal well-being, in line with the directives of the country’s wise leadership.

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Comparing UAE Jurisdictions for Foreign Investors

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) offers a dynamic and diverse landscape for foreign investors looking to tap into the region's thriving economy. With its strategic location, political stability, and liberal business environment, the UAE has emerged as a top destination for international business and investment. However, choosing the right jurisdiction within the UAE is crucial for the success of any business venture. This article provides a detailed comparison of the UAE's jurisdictions, focusing on their economic, legal, operational, and market characteristics to help foreign investors make an informed decision. Understanding the nuances of each jurisdiction can significantly impact your business setup and operations. From the bustling metropolis of Dubai to the industrial powerhouse of Abu Dhabi, and the emerging markets in ......read more

Exclusive Preview Oris Introduces The New Aquis

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 09 April 2024: It’s a great joy to bring you an exclusive preview of the new Aquis, which will be released at Watches and Wonders Geneva in April. The new collection will be Oris core launch for 2024 and is an update to Oris evergreen, best-selling line of luxury sports watches. Through the Upcycle edition and it’s dial made of recycled PET plastic, it’s also become a symbol of our Change for the Better campaign and our ambitious Oris Emissions Reduction Programme. The Aquis redesign is driven by the principles of contemporary refined luxury. Every detail has been carefully reconsidered and upscaled by our in-house teams of designers and engineers to deliver a beautiful, desirable, high-performance watch that perfectly balances form and function. A new slimline profile This begins ......read more

Roger Dubuis At Watches & Wonders The Tourbillon in all its Forms

Innovative, extravagant, and forever at the forefront of expressive design, Roger Dubuis is a watchmaker like no other. A Maison that perpetuates horological traditions, while simultaneously shaping the future with its own disruptive interpretations. This year, Roger Dubuis' iconic journey continues at Watches & Wonders Geneva 2024 –where the Maison unveils a place like no other to share its tourbillon artistry with the true believers in high horology. Immerse yourself in each contemporary masterpiece and you'll see exactly what sets Roger Dubuis apart. Not only has the complex tourbillon mechanism been achieved with the utmost ingenuity, but the breath-taking aesthetics continue to inspire, always displaying the unrivalled beauty of the Poinçon de Geneve philosophy.  Join us to meet the four novelties ......read more

Tag Heuer Monaco Split-Seconds Chronograph

TAG Heuer reignites its Haute Horlogerie D'Avant-Garde with the release of the Monaco Splits-Second Chronograph. As the ultimate fusion of heritage and innovation, the new Monaco in both red and blue editions. The Swiss luxury watchamker, synonymous with precision and avant-garde design, unveils the Monaco Split-Seconds Chronograph which is nothing short of a horological masterpiece, destined to captivate collectors, enthusiasts and connoisseurs with its spectacular movement and stunning design.  Celebrating 55 years of the Monaco collection, the TAG Heuer Monaco Split-Seconds Chronograph further redefines watch design. By reviewing its architecture and using light materials such as grade-5 titanium, the timepiece only weighs a mere 85 grams andachieves a singular appearance where sapphire crystal and transparency play a ......read more

Watches & Wonders 2024 Unico: Hublot's Manufacture Calibre

Launched in 2010 as the first movement designed by the Manufacture, and a technical and aesthetic pioneer, the Unico calibre only served to strengthen the reputation of Hublot, already renowned for the cutting-edge design of its watches. It boasts a unique look, thanks to its column wheel which is perfectly visible on the dial side, its chronograph with flyback function, its stylish anthracite grey lines and its unrivalled performance. This year, Hublot launches five new references boasting the Unico movement in a multitude of materials: ceramic, sapphire and Magic Gold Big Bang Mp-11 Water Blue Sapphire The MP-11, featuring its sculptural 7-barrel movement with a 2-week power reserve, makes its debut in a brand new colour: a radiant and translucent water blue. A new colour is added to Hublot's palette of sapphire tones, a ......read more

Bremont introduces a new generation of its Supermarine diving watch series

Dear valued customer, in order to recognise and thank you for your loyalty to Bremont, we are writing to give you an exclusive early preview of the brand new releases of expertly crafted tool watches, as we prepare to unveil them at the world's biggest celebration of master watch making, Watches and Wonders in Geneva, where Bremont will be exhibiting for the first time. Below you will find your exclusive preview of our new timepieces, which will officially launch on Bremont.com at: 07:30 (BST) 9th April 2024 To mark the evolution of our wonderful brand, from a humble foundation in aviation to a maker of tool watches that perform on the Land, in the Ocean and in the Skies we are proud to present ‘The Wayfinder’, an inspiring new identity designed as a celebration of Bremont's past, present and ......read more

Bring in Eid with Joie de Vivre, Discover Luxurious Celebratory Offers at Sofitel Dubai Downtown

 Indulge in Signature French Luxury Experiences and Unforgettable Family Getaways 8th April 2024, Dubai - With Eid approaching, Sofitel Dubai Downtown is delighted to present a range of exciting staycation experiences in the beating heart of Downtown Dubai. A blend of European elegance and local culture, brought together by a sophisticated suite of amenities, these offers are designed to steep guests in the joyful experience of Eid. Signature Escape: A Blissful Eid Stay Package for an Ultimate Luxurious Celebration Sofitel Dubai Downtown is delighted to offer its Signature Escape package, a special Eid stay opportunity that includes waking up to breathtaking views of Downtown Dubai’s cityscape, attractive discounts on the hotel F&B and SPA amenities and a complimentary access to the exclusive Club Millésime.  ......read more

Challenge Technic Embarks on Strategic Expansion in 2024: New Aircraft, Enhanced Stations, and an Expanding Customers

Challenge Technic, the maintenance arm of Challenge Group, is poised for a strategic expansion in 2024, highlighted by the addition of new aircraft to the Challenge group fleet, the opening of a new maintenance station, and a broadening customer base. As it enters its sixth year, Challenge Technic has solidified its reputation as a beacon of reliability in the aircraft MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) sector, servicing over 35 airlines with passion, precision, and fair pricing. "Challenge Technic focuses not on being the cheapest, but on maximizing flight hours for clients, ensuring minimal turnover thanks to its stellar reputation," says CEO and Accountable Manager, Erlingur Petur Ulfarsson. The year 2024 is set to be a landmark year for Challenge Technic with several significant developments: Fleet ......read more

Politt rounds off cobbles campaign with top-5 in Paris-Roubaix

Attacking display from German at 'Hell of the North' UAE Team Emirates finished off the cobbled classics campaign on a high note with Nils Politt taking 4th place at Paris-Roubaix in France today. After the exhibition performance from Mathieu Van Der Poel (Alpecin Deceuninck) who won by three minutes in the Velodrome of Roubaix, it was Politt who arrived next in a select group containing Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin Deceuninck) and Mads Pedersen (Lidl Trek) who took the podium spots in the three-way sprint. Politt had been present at the front all-day alongside Tim Wellens who made a strong debut at the ‘Hell of the North’. The German went clear in the lead alongside Stefan Kung (Groupama FDJ) and Gianni Vermeersch (Alpecin Deceuninck) with -80km but were hauled back shortly before Van Der Poel made his winning ......read more

ECS Group And CMA CGM AIR CARGO: A New Chapter In Air Transport

Strategic Partnership: ECS Group and CMA CGM AIR CARGO join forces to improve operational efficiency and service quality. Operational Efficiency: Commercializing CMA CGM AIR CARGO 's air freight capacities enhances market presence and performance. ECS Group, a global leader in GSSA, proudly announces a strategic worldwide partnership with CMA CGM AIR CARGO, a division of CMA CGM Group, a global player in sea, land, air, and logistics solutions. Starting April 1, 2024, ECS Group will be appointed as CMA CGM AIR CARGO GSSA, commercializing air freight capacities on flights operated by CMA CGM AIR CARGO. By joining forces, ECS Group and CMA CGM AIR CARGO aim to redefine industry standards in operational efficiency, service quality, and technological innovation. Together, they will pioneer innovative solutions and deliver a ......read more

Enjoy free entry and family-friendly activities this Eid at Emirates Park Zoo and Resort on the first three days of Eid al-Fitr

Abu Dhabi – April 03, 2024: Get ready for an amazing time at Emirates Park Zoo! As they are offering a special treat: free entry from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM on the first three days of Eid al-Fitr. It's the perfect chance for you and your family to have an unforgettable adventure together! On this joyous occasion, Emirates Park Zoo and Resort has curated a diverse range of activities to ensure an unforgettable experience for guests of all ages. From exhilarating animal interactions to engaging encounters, there's something for everyone to revel in during this special occasion. Additionally, visitors can enjoy thrilling feeding adventures with koi fish, ducks, giraffes, elephants, and others. Kids can ride ponies, camels, and horses and learn new skills and information during the educational sessions. Also, enjoy African ......read more

Norwich City, Newcastle United and Melbourne City triumph in 2024 Mina Cup

Local clubs Forza FC and Barcelona Academy Dubai also land with U15 and U16 silverware England legend and Tournament Ambassador Terry Sheringham presents winners with trophies   DUBAI: Visiting Norwich City FC, Newcastle United FC and Melbourne City FC were joined by local outfits Forza FC and Barca Academy Dubai in clinching top honours at the end of the 2024 Mina Cup that was held at the Jebel Ali Golf and Shooting Club and Resort. Norwich City FC triumphed in the U12s with a 2-0 win against local side Fursan Hispania, Newcastle United FC clinched the U13s title with a 5-4 penalty shootout win against Chicago Fire, while Melbourne City FC will travel back to Australia with the U14s trophy following their 2-1 win against Atlas FC. The U15s trophy went to Forza FC following a hard-fought 2-1 win against ......read more

Exciting Eid Raffles And Competitions Across Dubai With Big Prizes

Amazing prizes are up for grabs with top retailers, bringing excitement to the emirate as it celebrates Eid Al Fitr Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 April 2024: Residents and visitors have a chance to win big during the Eid In Dubai celebrations, with a host of exciting competitions and raffles to enter. Organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), the Eid activations happening across the Emirate will give shoppers many chances to collect huge prizes. Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) is bringing back its much-anticipated annual Eid Al Fitr shopping extravaganza in which shoppers have the chance to win AED 200,000 worth of cash prizes. Visitors to participating DSMG malls, who spend AED 200, will receive a digital raffle coupon to enter into an exciting draw which will have a total of 22 winners. Announced over ......read more

Ayuso takes Itzulia title after tactical show from UAE Team Emirates

Spaniard takes biggest career victory to date Juan Ayuso took the biggest victory of his young career claiming the overall title at the Itzulia Basque Country today. The Emirati team played their cards to perfection on the 137km hilly circuit starting and finishing in Eibar, which left Ayuso in a good position to capitalise in the closing kilometres and net the teams 21st victory of the season. The afternoon started on a positive note with the confirmation that Jay Vine would not require surgery following his brutal crash on stage 4 which left many of the pre-race favourites injured and out of the race. Dr. Adrian Rotunno (Medical Director): "After examining MRI and final clinical assessment, thankfully no surgery will be necessary for Jay. The fractures are stable enough not to warrant surgical correction. Jay will remain in ......read more

Abdullah bin Zayed chairs ADFD's Executive Committee meeting

Abu Dhabi, April 6, 2024 – The Executive Committee of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) held its first meeting for the year 2024, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vice Chairman of the ADFD’s Board of Directors, and Chairman of the Executive Committee. The virtual meeting was attended by Sheikh Shakhboot bin Nahyan Al Nahyan, Minister of State; His Excellency Ahmed bin Ali Al Sayegh, Minister of State; His Excellency Fares Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Advisor to the Presidential Court, the Executive Committee members and His Excellency Mohamed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development. Several topics were discussed during the meeting, including project funding requests in developing countries, and major decisions were taken. His ......read more

Danube Group opens new majestic mosque in Dubai Studio City

Named after the Danube Group Founder Rizwan Sajan’s late father, Danube Mosque for Askerali Sajan was inaugurated by Sajan’s mother   April 5, 2024 – Ramadan 26, 1445: Dubai’s well-diversified Danube Group opened a new mosque in Dubai Studio City on Friday. Designed in modern and state-of-the-art architecture, the mosque was inaugurated in the presence of Mr. Rizwan Sajan, Founder, and Chairman of Danube Group, at a ceremony that was attended by key people from the Government of Dubai, residents from across different cultures, and media personnel. Anis Sajan, Vice Chairman of Danube Group; Adel Sajan, Managing Director at Danube Group; Azhar Sajan, Director of Casa Milano; Sahil Sajan, Director of Milano and other senior officials attended the opening ceremony and also offered prayers along with ......read more

HE Al Owais: Enhanced Health Sector Efficiency Boosts UAE's Leading Position in Global Health Rankings

HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), stressed that the UAE has successfully developed an integrated healthcare system following the best global practices, thanks to the unlimited support and wise directives of its leadership.  “From harnessing all resources to enhancing quality of life and securing enduring accomplishments, the country’s healthcare system is fundamentally designed to ensure the well-being and happiness of people,” the Minister said. In a statement on World Health Day, which coincides with the World Health Organization’s 76th founding anniversary, celebrated under the theme "My Health is My Right," His Excellency said: “The UAE views healthcare as a fundamental right for both its citizens and residents, with health policies ......read more

Fia Member Clubs & Sport Federations Of America Express Full Support To Fia President Mohammed Ben Sulayem

34 Heads of FIA Member Clubs and Sport Federations of America Sign Letter in Solidarity with Ben Sulayem FIA Ethics Committee publishes unanimous report absolving Ben Sulayem of unfounded accusations Friday, April 5, 2024: The President of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Mohammed Ben Sulayem has received an official letter by 34 heads of FIA Member Clubs and Sport Federations of America, expressing their full support following accusations of him interfering with proceedings related to Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and the Las Vegas Grand Prix last year. After a thorough internal investigation led by external and independent members and a series of interviews with over ten witnesses, the FIA Ethics Committee had published a report absolving Ben Sulayem of any wrongdoings and accusations, stating: ......read more

Biometrics Holds The Key To Smarter Digital Travel

New SITA white paper highlights how biometric-driven IT solutions are being successfully rolled out around the world   5 April 2024 – In 1930, there were only around 6 000 passengers travelling by air. By 1934, this had risen to just under 500,000*. Fast-forward to 2019 and it had exploded to 4 billion travelers. In fact the International Air Transport Association (IATA) projects 8 billion air travelers annually by 2040. The demand for air-travel is booming. To prepare for this, 425 major construction projects (worth around US$450 billion) were already put underway at existing global airports. The industry also invested in 225 new airport projects in 2022, according to the Centre for Aviation. Bricks and mortar infrastructure is only part of the solution though. Without state-of-the-art, adaptable digital solutions, ......read more

Arabian Center partners with Rawafed Centre & UAE Red Crescent to spread joy this Eid Al Fitr

Dubai, UAE – April 3, 2024 – This Ramadan, Arabian Center is proud to announce its partnership with Rawafed Centre & UAE Red Crescent to launch the "Joy of Eid" campaign. This initiative aims to bring smiles and happiness to less fortunate children in the United Arab Emirates by providing them with new clothes during the festive occasion of Eid Al Fitr. The "Joy of Eid" campaign aims to spread joy and support one underprivileged child residing in the UAE with a clothing gift card worth AED 250. "We are delighted to partner with REDTAG, Rawafed Centre, and UAE Red Crescent for the Joy of Eid Campaign," emphasized Wesam Aldora, General Manager of Arabian Center, recognizing REDTAG's pivotal role in managing the initiative with the other charity partners. “This initiative ......read more

Win an all-inclusive 3-day trip to the Maldives and enjoy spectacular entertainment this Eid at Mercato

Mercato is the ultimate Eid escape destination during the Eid Al Fitr holiday. Offering residents and visitors from around the world valuable shopping offers, unique promotions, and thrilling entertainment, along with the chance to win exciting prizes, Mercato guarantees an unforgettable Eid celebration. Experience the joy of Eid at Mercato and enjoy a delightful shopping spree at your favorite stores. Spend AED 200 at Mercato or Town Centre Jumeirah and stand a chance to win an all-inclusive 3-day trip, courtesy of Emirates Holidays, to the stunning beaches of the Maldives for you and a companion of your choice. Transform your Eid shopping into an unforgettable tropical getaway. Moreover, our spectacular entertainment lineup during Eid will captivate families and children, immersing them in the festive Eid spirit. Don’t miss ......read more

RTA announces service hours during holiday of Eid Al Fitr 1445H (2024)

Dubai. Roads and Transport Authority. 5th April 2024 Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the business hours of all services during the holiday of Eid Al Fitr 1445H (2024) covering Customer Happiness Centres, Paid Parking Zones, Public Buses, Dubai Metro & Tram, Marine Transport means, and Service Provider Centres (Vehicle Testing). Service Providers Centres (Vehicle Testing) Service Providers Centers are closed during Eid Al Fitr 1445 Hijri holidays from 29 Ramadan to 3rd Shawwal. Work will resume on 4th Shawwal, provided that Just (Vehicle Testing Service) will be provided Only on 29th Ramadan and 3rd Shawwal 1445 Hijri / 2024 Gregorian. Customer Happiness Centres All Customer Happiness Centres will be closed during the Holidays, provided that Smart Customers Centres of Umm Ramool, Deira, ......read more

Eid Al Fitr Celebrations – Experiences not to miss during this Eid in Sharjah

5 April 2024, Sharjah, UAE Eid Al Fitr is just around the corner, and Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) destinations are all set to embrace the festivities with an array of captivating experiences across its renowned destinations. From beachside celebrations to cultural extravaganzas to enchanting hospitality, Sharjah offers an array of activities for residents and visitors alike. Here are some picturesque experiences not to miss during this Eid: Shows and Parades at Al Qasba, Al Majaz Waterfront, Khorfakkan Beach and Al Heera Beach The popular leisure and family destinations are all set to celebrate Eid in vibrant colors, with a spectrum of delightful shows to commemorate the auspicious occasion. Highlights include captivating performances by The Duo Charlies, Duo Mono Jugglers, The Aliens Show, Mixed ......read more

Formula E to Use Latest Sustainable Tech to Power its Events Worldwide

Renewable energy to power the series via biofuel generators, solar arrays and high efficiency batteries Improved battery efficiency charges four cars simultaneously Multi-year deal with leading global energy solutions provider Aggreko London, Dubai, Riyadh, 5th April 2024: Formula E has today announced a multi-year deal with leading global energy solutions provider Aggreko to provide the latest sustainable technology to its events globally, contributing to help the series achieve its emissions reductions target (validated by the Science Based Target initiative) of 45% across Scopes 1, 2 and 3 by 2030 from a Season 5 (2019) baseline.   As an Official Provider for Formula E – the world’s first net zero carbon sport in line with the 2020 definitions - Aggreko will ensure events are powered via renewable ......read more

Union Coop Allocates 3 Promotions for ‘Eid Al-Fitr'

Discounts of up to 60% on 2000 Consumer Goods Dubai, UAE: Union Coop has announced 3 promotional campaigns for Eid Al-Fitr, including discounts of up to 60% on 2000 food, non-food, and essential consumer goods. This initiative highlights its commitment towards community initiatives aimed at delighting consumers, meeting their needs, and providing them with high-quality products at competitive prices. It emphasized that this campaign is part of the discount and promotion campaigns dedicated to the blessed month of Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr, indicating that the offers will be available at all Union Coop branches spread across Dubai in addition to the smart online store (App). These offers encompass all essential and highly consumed products by the public, which will be announced through various means such as magazines and social ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Unveils Diverse Line-Up of Activities and Workshops in April

Dubai, UAE, 5 April 2024: To promote knowledge and culture, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library announced a diverse program of activities, workshops, and events for the month of April, to meet the aspirations and interests of various segments of the public. The library will commence its activities by organising a panel discussion for the book ‘Human After Update’ by Sherif Arafa, in cooperation with the “Read and Enjoy” Book Club, managed by Dr. Jihan Mahmoud. It will also organise a Stop Motion Animation Workshop for children, with director Zeinab Jabr. The workshop will cover script writing, preparing scenes, character design, animation, photography, and post-production. On World Heritage Day, in cooperation with Filipino poets and writers, the library will organise an evening of Filipino poetry and folk ......read more

Majid Al Futtaim's ‘State of the UAE Retail Economy' Report Reveals Double-Digit Consumer Spending Increase in 2023

The UAE’s GDP grew by 3% in 2023, backed by a strong performance in its non-oil sectors. UAE consumer spending rose 13% year-on-year in 2023, propelled by a 14% increase in retail spending and a 12% increase in non-retail spending. E-commerce spending continued growing in 2023, with a 15% growth rate since 2022. Travel and tourism contributed as major economic drivers for the UAE, with hotel occupancy hitting a record high of 77% in 2023. Property prices in Dubai increased by over 20% annually in 2023, making the city the second-fastest growing real estate market in the world. UAE residents show confidence in their future, with 91% of respondents to the Majid Al Futtaim Happiness Lab survey either “happy” or “very happy” in the first quarter of 2024.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 ......read more

World Future Energy Summit to Accelerate Meeting COP28 Climate Goals

Three-day Summit at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre aims to bridge gap between targets set at last year’s UN Climate Change Conference and their successful implementation Businesses and nations to explore pathways to low-carbon economies and reduced emissions, while powerful speaker platform exceeds 160 regional and global experts Abu Dhabi, UAE – April 4, 2024: This month’s World Future Energy Summit hosted by Masdar in Abu Dhabi is set to accelerate the remarkable progress made at COP28 last year, when the landmark ‘UAE Consensus’ was forged at the first-ever UN Climate summit held in the Emirates. The groundbreaking UAE Consensus and its multi-faceted mandates will be at the core of discussions at the World Future Energy Summit, where a dedicated Climate and Environment Conference will ......read more

Turkish Airlines receives three Airline Economics Aviation 100 Awards following $900 million aircraft acquisition.

The national flag carrier of Türkiye won the "Global Lease Deal of the Year", "JOLCO Deal of the Year" and "Supported Finance Deal of the Year" awards for three separate innovative aircraft transactions at the Airline Economics Aviation 100 ceremony in Dublin. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 April 2024: Turkish Airlines, the globally renowned aviation provider, was a recipient of three financing awards at the 13th Airline Economics Aviation 100 ceremony held in Dublin— following the airline’s significant investment of $900 million for the acquisition of eight new generation innovative aircraft. The national flag carrier won the following awards across three categories: “Global Lease Deal of the Year, “JOLCO Deal of the Year”, and “Supported Finance ......read more

Panasonic Encourages Families to 'Share The Taste Of Togetherness' This Ramadan

Panasonic's Ramadan Campaign highlights expansive range of kitchen innovations to help families enjoy the tradition of cooking together and sharing healthy food minus the hassle Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Nothing captures the spirit of Ramadan like the whole family gathering around a delicious home-cooked feast for iftars and suhoors.  But with the season calling for sudden change to our sleep patterns, diet and routine – add to that the already busy lifestyles we live – whipping up a grand spread can be a challenge.  Not anymore as Panasonic launches its Ramadan campaign, putting forward its premium range of kitchen appliances to provide an efficient and convenient solution so families can bond over cherished Ramadan favorites. The campaign, bannered under the theme 'Share The Taste Of ......read more

Cigna Healthcare Organizes Health Checks for Hundreds of Workers.

Hundreds of workers receive health checkups and advice on health insurance and safety. Cigna Healthcare offers a generous Essential Benefits Plans for blue and pink collared workers. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 April 2024: Cigna Healthcare, the leading global health services company, has announced that it organized a series of health checks and information sessions to support manual and low-paid workers in the UAE. The sessions supported hundreds of blue and pink collared workers in understanding their health insurance benefits, rights, and the importance of health check-ups and health and safety in the workplace. In collaboration with LVL Wellbeing, a prominent workplace well-being platform, Cigna Healthcare spearheaded a comprehensive health initiative, conducting wellness checkups for over 200 participants ......read more

Arabian Automobiles Revs Up the Market with Competitive Renault Offers

Experience the Thrill of the Road with Exclusive Rates and Free Fuel Vouchers Dubai, 4 April 2024: Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, is delighted to roll out an exclusive offer for those on their eyes for a new Renault, no matter their journey. Immerse yourself in the adventure and versatility of the Renault Duster, with rates beginning at an alluring AED 888 per month. For those who prefer a mix of elegance and efficiency, the Renault Megane is now accessible starting from AED 1,099 per month, and for the discerning driver seeking luxury and performance, the sophisticated Renault Koleos can be yours, with plans starting from AED 1,299 per month. Continuing on the path to satisfaction, Arabian Automobiles further ......read more

Al Masaood Automobiles Rolls Out Nissan's Six-Month Warranty Campaign on Genuine Spare Parts

The campaign is aimed to provide customers with genuine options, emphasising the detriment caused by counterfeit parts in the market Abu Dhabi, April 4, 2024: Following Nissan Middle East's announcement of a six-month manufacturer-backed warranty on genuine parts, Al Masaood Automobiles – the authorised distributor for Nissan in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and the Western Region – is actively implementing this initiative in its market to enhance customer satisfaction and encourage genuine part usage. The warranty program offers an unprecedented assurance on genuine spare parts sold over the counter at all Al Masaood Automobiles facilities. Customers can now benefit from the added security of a manufacturer-backed warranty when purchasing genuine Nissan spare parts over the counter and fitted outside of Al Masaood ......read more

Mattar Al Tayer issues decisions to form committees for the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Sports Creativity Award

Dr. Khalifa Al Shaali will head the Technical Committee Jury Committee to he headed by Mustafa Baraf of Algeria Dr Moaza Saeed Al Marri to head the Communications and Marketing Committee DUBAI: His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council (DSC) and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, has issued a vital decision regarding the formation of committees prior to the 13th session of the annual Award. One of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, the Award was launched in 2009 in an attempt to honour individual sporting brilliance, teams and organisations who have made significant sporting contributions in the UAE, and on the global stage. The Award – with more than AED 7.5 million on offer in all category winners ......read more

UAE Ministry of Finance Showcases Social Solidarity During the Holy Month of Ramadan

Abu Dhabi, UAE: 04 April 2024 – The UAE Ministry of Finance today announced the launch of a series of community initiatives during the Holy Month of Ramadan, in line with its commitment to instil the values of giving within the society. These initiatives are part of the ministry’s ongoing efforts to empower people in need and improve their quality of life. His Excellency Younis Haji Al Khoori, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance, said: “The UAE has always been committed to charitable work and harnessing all possible efforts to make it a culture and a way of life within the country and around the world. Thanks to the guidance of our wise leadership, the UAE has succeeded in establishing itself as a global destination for humanitarian work through its continent-spanning initiatives.” He added: “The ......read more

Cathay marks a year of solid progress in its pursuit of sustainability leadership

Cathay’s 2023 Sustainability Report underscores its new and ongoing commitments, and progress in advancing sustainability through collaboration As Cathay continues to take important strides towards establishing itself as a sustainability leader, it is pleased to announce the release of its 2023 Sustainability Report, which underscores its ongoing commitments and progress in achieving its sustainability goals together with its customers, business partners, regulators and people. Chief Executive Officer Ronald Lam said: “Sustainability is inherent in Cathay’s purpose – to move people forward in life. We understand that achieving this purpose in a sustainable and responsible manner for current and future generations requires collective efforts. By embracing the collaborative ethos of ‘Greener ......read more

Turkish Airlines Resumes Flying to Tripoli, the Capital of Libya

Turkish Airlines starts flying to Tripoli, the capital of Libya as of March 28th, 2024, again. Being the airline that connects Africa to the most destinations in the world, Turkish Airlines operates 62 destinations across the African continent. The flag carrier will operate flights to Tripoli three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. During the inauguration ceremony at Mitiga International Airport, Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Ekşi stated; "As Turkish Airlines, we feel the excitement of connecting continents, this time in Tripoli, the capital of Libya. We are delighted to start flights again to Libya, with which we have historical ties.  We will continue to bring cultures together in Africa, as in many continents.” Turkish Airlines, which flies to 130 countries and 346 destinations, continues to ......read more

Air Cargo Demand Maintains Double-Digit Growth in February

04 April 2024 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for February 2024 global air cargo markets showing continuing strong annual growth in demand. Total demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), rose by 11.9% compared to February 2023 levels (12.4% for international operations). This is the third consecutive month of double-digit year-on-year demand growth. Capacity, measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers (ACTKs), increased by 13.4% compared to February 2023 (16.0% for international operations). This was largely related to the increase in international belly capacity accompanying growth in passenger markets (29.5% year-on-year increase), which far exceeded international capacity on freighters (3.2% year-on-year increase). "February’s demand growth of 11.9% ......read more

OQ Group Reports OMR 970 Million Profit in 2023, with 408 Million OMR in ICV

Muscat, April 2024 – OQ, the global integrated energy group, released today its financial results for 2023. The company reported a revenue of OMR 13.7 billion, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of OMR 1.975 billion, and a net profit of OMR 970 million. This outstanding performance reflects robust operational achievements across the Group's businesses. Key factors included increased production volumes, strong Oman Export Blend (OEB) and refined product prices, operational excellence across the assets, and gains from divestment activities. The achievement of this level of operational, financial, and strategic performance in 2023 reflects the directives of the Oman Investment Authority (OIA) and the Group's Board of Directors to enhance performance and achieve the targeted rates. ......read more

Dubai South Awards Aed 1.5 Billion Contract To Al Kharafi Construction For South Bay New Phases

The contractor will develop phases 3,4 and 5 Phase 4 launched due to huge demand from buyers South Bay comprises over 800 spacious villas and townhouses, and over 200 luxurious waterfront mansions developed across six phases. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 April 2024: Following increased demand from investors and buyers to own a unit at South Bay, Dubai South Properties’ unique development, and the sell-out of the limited inventory that was released before, the developer has expedited the launch of the project’s phases, launching phase four. The company also announced the appointment of Al Kharafi Construction Company to build phases 3,4 and 5 of the project in a AED 1.5 billion contract. Slated for a Q1 2027 completion, the fourth phase will incorporate 138 units comprising three-, four-, and five-bedroom ......read more

Tokyo E-prix Winner Max Gunther Eager to Challenge for Formula E Title

Dubai and Riyadh, 4th April 2024: Formula E driver Maximilian Gunther is determined to challenge for this season’s Formula E world championship title after emerging victorious in the inaugural Tokyo E-Prix. The Maserati MSG Racing driver crossed the chequered flag first after a strategic move to the front of the grid on Lap 24. The victory was the team’s first since the Jakarta in Season 9 and his fifth career win in the series. The result sees the 26-year-old German move up to fifth in the driver standings 15 points behind the leader and Gunther believes there is no reason why he should not contend for the title. He said: “Yes, the start to the season has been good. It was a brilliant weekend in Tokyo and since Sao Paulo we showed really good pace in all sessions. I feel great in the car and it's ......read more

Ikea Portrays Its Products Accidentally Broken By Pets To Highlight Affordability.

As the pet market surges, IKEA Al-Futtaim introduces a campaign showcasing pet-related home mishaps to underscore the affordability of its products. With "Don’t worry, you can afford it," IKEA addresses common pet-owner situations, reassuring customers with affordable solutions. [Dubai, 04 April 2024]. In IKEA's mission to “creating a better everyday life for the many people”, the world's leading furniture brand realised that homes are also composed of extra members, as pets have become cherished additions to households worldwide. With the pet care sector in the UAE soaring to a valuation of $300 million and approximately 1.5 million pet "parents" residing in the country, according to insights from the recent Pet World Arabia exhibition in Dubai, the significance of pets in homes ......read more

Make your Vishukkani last forever Tanishq Launches Exclusive Vishu Collection

Curated Collection Designed to Embody and Celebrate the Vibrance of Malayali culture  Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Tanishq, India's largest retail jewellery brand, is proud to announce it’s first-ever Vishu-inspired collection, aimed at celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the vibrant Malayali community.  Set to launch on April 5th, 2024, to coincide with the auspicious occasion of Vishu Festival, this curated collection will be available at all Tanishq stores in the UAE and Qatar. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this first-of-its-kind initiative represents Tanishq's commitment to diversity and inclusivity, catering to the unique cultural and traditional preferences of its esteemed Malayali clientele and aimed at elevating their Vishu celebrations. Embodying the essence of tradition, ......read more