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February 19, 2024 (Abu Dhabi, UAE) – We are pleased to announce that the following attendees wore Cartier during the celebration of “Cartier Islamic Inspiration and Modern design” exhibition in Louvre Abu Dhabi.Percussion earrings, 18K white gold, emeralds, onyx, diamonds DHAFER L’ABIDINEJuste Un Clou pin, 18k white gol... ... Read more
Abu Dhabi, 21 February 2024 – The Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX), an export-financing arm of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), has debuted at the GTR MENA conference as one of its main sponsors. The event, now in its 24th edition, was held in Dubai on February 20 and 21. The long presence of the event in the region highlights the confer... ... Read more
Company to Acquire, Manage and Operate existing and new KEZAD Group Built-up AssetsAbu Dhabi, UAE – 21 February 2024:  KEZAD Group, a subsidiary of AD Ports Group under the Economic Cities & Free Zones, and the largest operator of integrated and purpose-built economic zones in the UAE, is set to transfer the management of approximate... ... Read more
Consolidated revenues reached AED 53.8 billion, a growth of 8.3 per cent year-over-year, at constant exchange rates Board proposes a total dividend of AED 0.80 per share for FY 2023 Recommends a new progressive dividend policy to bring the DPS to 89 fils by FY2026  Abu Dhabi, 21 February 2024 – e& announced its consolidated financ... ... Read more
Seamlessly Blending Coffee, Design Innovation, and Abu Dhabi's Cultural Legacy[Abu Dhabi, February 2023] — % Arabica, the globally renowned Japanese specialty coffee leader, proudly unveils its inaugural airport store within the duty-free zone of Zayed International Airport in Abu Dhabi. This extraordinary addition marks the 8th store in ... ... Read more
Gabriela Dabrowski and Erin Routliffe, winners at Flushing Meadows in 2023, took a group of 20 UAE kids through their paces on Tuesday morningDubai, UAE – February 20, 2024: The next generation of young tennis players in the UAE enjoyed a morning to remember on Tuesday courtesy of the UAE Tennis Federation, Tennis Emirates, and the Women... ... Read more
Abu Dhabi Motors, the official dealer of McLaren sales and service in the UAE’s capital, announced the delivery of the first 750S, the latest benchmark-setting supercar, to a customer in the UAE.  Marking its debut on the roads of the United Arab Emirates, the 750S is McLaren Automotive’s lightest and most powerful series-productio... ... Read more
Luxury new amenity kits in partnership with Giorgio Armani Filled with wellbeing and skincare items from luxury beauty brand, ESPA Giorgio Armani loungewear and slippers gifted to guests flying in First class and on longer flights in Business class Complimentary tote bags with Beekman hand cream and handy amenities for guests flying on longer flig... ... Read more
Abu Dhabi, 19 February 2024: Abu Dhabi Festival is thrilled to announce the resounding success of the 'Festival in The Park', an enchanting celebration of cultural diversity and community engagement that took place on 16th and 17th February.Nestled in the park, this two-day event celebrated Chinese New Year while enchanting attendees with a... ... Read more
Key points of the law:• Continuing the development of the legislative environment in the field of inventorying and managing government properties• Organising federal government assets within and outside the state• Efficiently managing and developing the financial resources of the federal government• Establishing an innovative el... ... Read more
Al Ghurair Group Subsidiary to Tap Global EV Parts Market from 30,000 sq metres FacilityAbu Dhabi, UAE – 19 February 2024: Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi – KEZAD Group, the largest operator of integrated and purpose-built economic zones, and Al Ghurair Group subsidiary Automotive Precision Technology (APT) today announced the signing ... ... Read more
UAE-based investors are using the MENA region as a base to provide sustainability solutions across the India China Africa corridor, according to the annual Angel Rising Investor Trends Report from startAD and VentureSouq The average age of participants is younger than their global counterparts and features a higher female ratio . Abu Dhabi, U... ... Read more
Community initiative drew to a close on the final weekend of the Mubadala Abu Dhabi OpenSeries of tournaments took place across Abu Dhabi, Dubai and FujairahUnder-14 and Under-16 winners to train at the world-renowned Juan Carlos Ferrero Academy in Spain14 February, 2024 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: While the headlines at this year’s Mubadala Abu ... ... Read more
Community initiative drew to a close on the final weekend of the Mubadala Abu Dhabi OpenSeries of tournaments took place across Abu Dhabi, Dubai and FujairahUnder-14 and Under-16 winners to train at the world-renowned Juan Carlos Ferrero Academy in Spain14 February, 2024 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: While the headlines at this year’s Mubadala Abu ... ... Read more


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New Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners feature Etihad’s stylish new cabin interior Aircraft joining the fleet fuel Etihad’s ambitious Journey 2030 growth plan Etihad now operates a modern, young fleet of 88 aircraft Abu Dhabi, UAE - Etihad Airways is celebrating the arrival of three new Boeing 787-9 aircraft this weekend. The national airline of the UAE welcomed the latest additions to its expanding fleet at Abu Dhabi Zayed International Airport.   The new aircraft will begin operations this month, helping Etihad to expand in line with its ambitious roadmap which will see it fly to 125 destinations with more than 160 aircraft by 2030.   Antonoaldo Neves, C ......read more

21 February 2024: NEW YORK/GENEVA/ROME – In the less than five months that followed the brutal 7 October attacks and the ensuing escalation, tens of thousands of Palestinians – mostly women and children – have been killed and injured in the Gaza Strip. More than three quarters of the population have been forced from their homes, many multiple times, and face severe shortages of food, water, sanitation and healthcare – the basic necessities to survive.    The health system continues to be systematically degraded, with catastrophic consequences. As of 19 February, only 12 out of 36 hospitals with inpatient capacity are still functioning, and only partial ......read more

22 February 2024  – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is expanding the transmission of its Turbulence Aware data for use within industry-leading aviation solutions by The Weather Company, which serves a majority of North American commercial airlines and many others globally. With this enhancement, participating airlines can now access Eddy Dissipation Rate (EDR) turbulence data directly through Fusion™ and Pilotbrief® tools by The Weather Company. IATA Turbulence Aware will be enabled as an additional data layer within these tools, allowing pilots, dispatchers and flight planners to have needed turbulence observations integrated directly into their missi ......read more

February 19, 2024 (Abu Dhabi, UAE) – We are pleased to announce that the following attendees wore Cartier during the celebration of “Cartier Islamic Inspiration and Modern design” exhibition in Louvre Abu Dhabi. Percussion earrings, 18K white gold, emeralds, onyx, diamonds  DHAFER L’ABIDINE Juste Un Clou pin, 18k white gold, diamonds Santos-Dumont skeleton watch, micro-rotor, steel, leather strap  AHMED MALEK  Juste un Clou necklace,18k white gold Tank normale skeleton watch, platinum, leather strap Juste Un Clou bracelet, 18K white gold Clash bracelet, 18K white gold Clash ring, 18K white gold RAZANE JAMMAL Panthère de Cartier earr ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 21 February 2024 – The Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX), an export-financing arm of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), has debuted at the GTR MENA conference as one of its main sponsors. The event, now in its 24th edition, was held in Dubai on February 20 and 21. The long presence of the event in the region highlights the conference's value as a platform for building connections, exchanging insights, and engaging in meaningful dialogue on export and trade. Reflecting on the anticipated outcome of ADEX's participation, Khalil Al Mansoori, the Acting Director General of ADEX, said: "We are delighted to be part of the GTR MENA as it presents an excellent oppo ......read more

Company to Acquire, Manage and Operate existing and new KEZAD Group Built-up Assets Abu Dhabi, UAE – 21 February 2024:  KEZAD Group, a subsidiary of AD Ports Group under the Economic Cities & Free Zones, and the largest operator of integrated and purpose-built economic zones in the UAE, is set to transfer the management of approximately 750,000 square metres of its built up assets to KEZAD Assets Management Company (KAMC), making it a key player in the industrial and logistics assets sector through strategic acquisitions, management, and operations.   KAMC was announced in October 2022 by KEZAD Group to focus on managing KEZAD Group's existing built-up assets ......read more

Seamlessly Blending Coffee, Design Innovation, and Abu Dhabi's Cultural Legacy [Abu Dhabi, February 2023] — % Arabica, the globally renowned Japanese specialty coffee leader, proudly unveils its inaugural airport store within the duty-free zone of Zayed International Airport in Abu Dhabi. This extraordinary addition marks the 8th store in the capital and the 21st in the UAE, symbolizing % Arabica's unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional coffee experiences to global travelers. In harmony with % Arabica's #Seetheworldthroughcoffee mission, the brand motto draws inspiration from Japan's "Kenbun" concept, encapsulating the essence of travel. It re ......read more

Consolidated revenues reached AED 53.8 billion, a growth of 8.3 per cent year-over-year, at constant exchange rates Board proposes a total dividend of AED 0.80 per share for FY 2023 Recommends a new progressive dividend policy to bring the DPS to 89 fils by FY2026   Abu Dhabi, 21 February 2024 – e& announced its consolidated financial results for fiscal year 2023 reporting a record consolidated net profit of AED 10.3 billion, a growth of 3 per cent year-over-year. Underlining the Group’s commitment to value creation for its shareholders, e&’s Board of Directors proposes a dividend of AED 0.40 per share for the second half of 2023 representi ......read more

Gabriela Dabrowski and Erin Routliffe, winners at Flushing Meadows in 2023, took a group of 20 UAE kids through their paces on Tuesday morning Dubai, UAE – February 20, 2024: The next generation of young tennis players in the UAE enjoyed a morning to remember on Tuesday courtesy of the UAE Tennis Federation, Tennis Emirates, and the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) who coordinated a coaching clinic featuring US Open doubles champions Gabriela Dabrowski and Erin Routliffe. On the sidelines of the ongoing Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, more than 20 youngsters aged between five and 10 from across the Emirates were taken through their paces by the doubles duo, who a ......read more

Abu Dhabi Motors, the official dealer of McLaren sales and service in the UAE’s capital, announced the delivery of the first 750S, the latest benchmark-setting supercar, to a customer in the UAE.  Marking its debut on the roads of the United Arab Emirates, the 750S is McLaren Automotive’s lightest and most powerful series-production supercar to date.  Celebrating the occasion, Syed Faiz Karim, CEO of Abu Dhabi Motors, said: “We are thrilled to deliver the first McLaren 750S to a customer in the United Arab Emirates. This milestone reflects our commitment to delivering unparalleled driving experiences to supercar enthusiasts in the Emirates, with a vehicle that ......read more

Luxury new amenity kits in partnership with Giorgio Armani Filled with wellbeing and skincare items from luxury beauty brand, ESPA Giorgio Armani loungewear and slippers gifted to guests flying in First class and on longer flights in Business class Complimentary tote bags with Beekman hand cream and handy amenities for guests flying on longer flights in Economy   Abu Dhabi, UAE – Etihad Airways has launched a stunning new collection of amenity kits and loungewear created in partnership with renowned Italian design house, Giorgio Armani, and luxury wellbeing brand ESPA. In addition, the UAE’s national airline has introduced a range of complimentary tote bags f ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 19 February 2024: Abu Dhabi Festival is thrilled to announce the resounding success of the 'Festival in The Park', an enchanting celebration of cultural diversity and community engagement that took place on 16th and 17th February. Nestled in the park, this two-day event celebrated Chinese New Year while enchanting attendees with a colorful blend of Chinese and Emirati culture. From serene tea ceremonies to thrilling Kung Fu performances, and from intricate calligraphy to captivating Emirati folklore, guests enjoyed an immersive experience of two rich heritages. The festival buzzed with a variety of activities catering to all ages and interests. Attendees immersed the ......read more

Key points of the law: • Continuing the development of the legislative environment in the field of inventorying and managing government properties • Organising federal government assets within and outside the state • Efficiently managing and developing the financial resources of the federal government • Establishing an innovative electronic platform for registering federal real estate properties   United Arab Emirates - 19 February 2024: The Ministry of Finance in the UAE announced the issuance of federal decree-law number (35) concerning federal properties for the year 2023. The law aims to further develop the legislative environment in inventoryin ......read more

Al Ghurair Group Subsidiary to Tap Global EV Parts Market from 30,000 sq metres Facility Abu Dhabi, UAE – 19 February 2024: Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi – KEZAD Group, the largest operator of integrated and purpose-built economic zones, and Al Ghurair Group subsidiary Automotive Precision Technology (APT) today announced the signing of a lease agreement for an automotive aluminium component manufacturing facility.   The 30,000 sq metres advanced manufacturing facility for APT in KEZAD will be strategically located adjacent to Emirates Global Aluminium, one of the largest manufacturers of aluminium in the world and will be operational by early 2025.   ......read more

UAE-based investors are using the MENA region as a base to provide sustainability solutions across the India China Africa corridor, according to the annual Angel Rising Investor Trends Report from startAD and VentureSouq The average age of participants is younger than their global counterparts and features a higher female ratio   Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 16, 2024: Angel investors based in the UAE with a focus on climate tech are more likely to favor Africa and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) over the more established US, Asian, and European markets, according to the Investor Trends Report 2023. The report was produced by startAD, the Abu Dhabi-based startup accelerato ......read more

Community initiative drew to a close on the final weekend of the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open Series of tournaments took place across Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Fujairah Under-14 and Under-16 winners to train at the world-renowned Juan Carlos Ferrero Academy in Spain 14 February, 2024 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: While the headlines at this year’s Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open were dominated by the likes of Ons Jabeur, Emma Raducanu and eventual winner Elena Rybakina, a community initiative created to provide a pathway for aspiring players within the UAE to improve and enhance their skills allowed participants to compete for an array of incredible prizes, including an all-expenses-paid trip to trai ......read more

Dubai, February 14th, 2024 – The Republic of Guinea is poised to make a significant leap towards achieving its ambitious development goals with the upcoming Round Table of Donors (RTD) event, scheduled for February 15-16, 2024, at the prestigious Ritz Carlton Dubai Hotel. Organised by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, this event has already garnered an overwhelming response from the international community, reflecting global confidence in Guinea's potential and strategic development vision. Her Excellency Ms. Rose Pola Pricemou, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, expressed her enthusiasm about the unprecedented international interest in Gui ......read more

2023 was the third consecutive year Etihad Cargo has achieved year-on-year growth for its dedicated cool chain products — PharmaLife and FreshForward, demonstrating the carrier's commitment to excellence in pharmaceutical and perishables logistics. Etihad Cargo witnessed a 37 per cent increase in pharmaceutical and life sciences shipments in 2023, achieving the highest volumes recorded in the carrier's history. The carrier also achieved a 10 per cent increase in perishable shipments via Etihad Cargo's FreshForward product.   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, achieved year-on-year growth o ......read more

Record Full-Year 2023 Revenue Increasing 112% YoY EBITDA Rising 23% YoY to AED 2.7 billion and Net Profit 6% YoY to AED 1.4 billion     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 14 February 2024: AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), a leading global facilitator of logistics, industry and trade, today announced its preliminary financial results for the 12 months ending 31st December 2023, reporting strong operational and financial performance, with revenue more than doubling year-on-year (YoY) to AED 11.68 billion, +58% YoY to AED 8.71 billion on a like-for-like (LFL) basis after adjusting for the effect of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). In the last quarter of 2023, the Group’s revenu ......read more

Abu Dhabi, February 14 – H.E. Eng. Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE), chaired a meeting attended by several CEOs of water and electricity companies in Abu Dhabi. The meeting focused on reviewing Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Sector's performance results and reports for the year 2023, as well as discussing future plans for 2024. The meeting is part of the ongoing exchange of visits and cooperation between the DoE and its partners in Abu Dhabi, aiming to coordinate efforts, discuss development plans that enhance performance efficiency and excellence, and address all challenges related to the energy sector, ultimately leading to sustai ......read more

Highly qualified Etihad flight crew now authorized to fly both aircraft types interchangeably after rigorous regulatory approval and extensive training Abu Dhabi, UAE - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has achieved another key milestone in pilot training and flight operations. After successfully obtaining rigorous regulatory approvals and completing thorough pilot training, Etihad has achieved the qualification for its pilots to seamlessly operate both Airbus A350 and A380 aircraft interchangeably. This milestone positions Etihad as one of the pioneering airlines globally to attain such versatility in its pilot capabilities. Airline pilots ......read more

14 February 2024, Abu Dhabi - UAE: At the World Governments Summit 2024 in Dubai, UAE, under the theme of 'Shaping Future Government’, the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA) program, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Chamber, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program. His Excellency Ahmed Khalifa Al Qubaisi, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Chamber, signed the MoU on behalf of SKEA, whereas His Excellency Ibrahim Salman, General Coordinator of the Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program, signed the document on behalf of his organization with the attendance of His Excellency Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial In ......read more

Mohamed Saif Al Suwaidi highlights the summit's role in shaping proactive plans for governments to adapt to global advancements and economic changes Abu Dhabi, February 14, 2024  – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) participated in the World Government Summit in Dubai as a strategic partner. The three-day event, which took place from February 12 to 14 under the theme of “Shaping Future Governments”, served as a global platform uniting government leaders, thinkers, experts, and decision-makers to exchange insights, anticipate the future, and leverage innovation and technology for the advancement of humanity and development of diverse sectors. His Excellency Mohamed Saif Al Suwaidi, D ......read more

The accreditation highlights ADBBS's dedication to top international standards in blood handling and safety for patients and donors, in line with PureHealth's commitment to healthcare excellence Abu Dhabi, UAE, February  14, 2024: PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, announced that the Abu Dhabi Blood Bank Services (ADBBS) has received formal accreditation from the globally renowned Association for the Advancement of Blood and Biotherapies. The accreditation awarded to ADBBS underscores its unwavering dedication to upholding the highest international standards in the handling of blood and blood products, as well as ensuring the utmost safety of both patients and ......read more

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 14 February 2024: Secretary General His Excellency Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam and New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Vice Chancellor Mariët Westermann have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen mutual cooperation and establish joint projects and activities to promote the values of human fraternity. The MoU marks the launch of the joint program ‘Sounds of Human Fraternity’, as a music-driven platform aimed at empowering creative expression centered around the pillars of human fraternity. The MoU was signed following the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity 2024 ceremony, which featured artistic perfo ......read more

The 290,000 sqm plant will process battery-grade Lithium for EV vehicles in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, UAE – 13 February 2024: Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi – KEZAD Group, the largest operator of integrated and purpose-built economic zones, and UAE-based Titan Lithium have announced the signing of a 50-year land lease agreement for the establishment of a state-of-the-art lithium processing plant in Khalifa Industrial Area (KEZAD Al Ma'mourah).   To be developed in three stages with AED 5 billion in investment by Titan Lithium, the plant will produce battery-grade lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide for battery makers and electric vehicle OEMs around the world. ......read more

Manchester City’s upcoming star hailed the benefits of cup football for the development of young footballers during recent visit to Abu Dhabi  The Manchester City Abu Dhabi Cup returns on 17-18 February 2024 at Zayed Sports City, with over 2,000 players set to take part in the fifth edition. Abu Dhabi, UAE, 13th February 2024: Manchester City star Rico Lewis has hailed the importance of cup football for the development of young footballers across the world, with the latest edition of the Manchester City Abu Dhabi Cup preparing to take place in the capital this weekend.  The versatile City starlet reflected on the benefits of cup football during the Treble Winners&rsq ......read more

Ahmed Khalifa Al Qubaisi: ‘The ADCCI’s sectoral working groups are committed to continuing their efforts to align with the aspirations and developments of the private sector. They discuss solutions to the most prominent challenges facing the sector to implement best practices and work to submit recommendations and propose appropriate policies in cooperation with the relevant government agencies.’ Abu Dhabi, UAE - 13 February 2024: Last year, the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI) organized more than 84 meetings, convening its sectoral working groups to discuss approximately 85 topics. These discussions related to the Chamber’s efforts to p ......read more

Abu Dhabi – February 12, 2024 – Informed by the undulating sand dunes of the desert and rich geometric patterns of Islamic heritage, Zayed International Airport’s new Terminal A is a civic landmark for the emirate and a gateway for the world, connecting East and West on a global scale. Formally Abu Dhabi International Airport, it is now called Zayed International Airport, Terminal A - following directions of the President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at the end last year. The airport’s design was conceived and executed entirely by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) to deliver an unrivalled travel experience. As one of the wor ......read more

Jan-24 Jan-23   1,463,771         1,082,828                    Passengers                       86.04%             87.7%   Passenger load factor              &nbs ......read more

World No6, who produced some excellent tennis at the recent Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, is eyeing her first maiden Dubai title after withdrawing through injury last year   Tickets for both the WTA tournament and ATP event are available at www.dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com   Dubai, UAE – February 12, 2024:  Ons Jabeur was left heartbroken after being forced to withdraw from last year’s Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships owing to injury, with the Arab superstar more determined than ever to taste success at the annual WTA Tour event – which recently acquired permanent WTA 1000 status.   Jabeur had to undergo knee surgery f ......read more

Oman, 12th February 2024 – XS.com, the global FinTech and financial services provider for online trading and investing, proudly announces its global sponsorship for the eagerly awaited “Oman Smart Vision” Summit, set to unfold on February 14th and 15th at the esteemed “Sheraton Oman” Hotel in Muscat, Oman. Hosted by “Smart Vision” company, this event is a significant gathering for industry leaders, innovators, and visionaries from the MENA region and beyond. Set against the vibrant backdrop of Muscat, strategically located at the crossroads of international trade routes, the summit promises an engaging platform filled with insightful discussions ......read more

February 7, 2024 – Abu Dhabi: To each their love language, but only one mall speaks the international language of Love, Bawabat Al Sharq Mall. This February Bawabat Al Sharq Mall, Abu Dhabi’s go-to destination for memorable times will deliver an exceptional shopping experience to celebrate the month of love. From the 12th to the 14th of February 2024, visitors are invited to join Bawabat Al Sharq Mall with their loved ones to spend quality time together, starting from the Mall’s love booth where they can take a shot playing the “Hit the Heart” game from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. Fun, excitement, giveaways and valuable prizes await all participants! Wonderful mo ......read more

ESG marked a significant milestone this year, recording a net profit surge to AED 687 million. Strategic portfolio expansion and key acquisitions led to an impressive 168% and 202% growth in the company’s assets and equity, respectively. Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10 February 2024: Emirates Stallions Group (ADX: ESG), the leading provider of Manpower Supply, Workers & Staff Accommodation solutions, as well as Landscaping & Agriculture, Real Estate Development, Engineering Project Management and associated services to Construction, Development and Hospitality, and a subsidiary of International Holding Company (ADX: IHC), today announced a remarkable year-on-year net profit increa ......read more

Mohamed Al Hussaini: The OECD’s ‘Forum on Harmful Tax Practices’ report confirms the international tax community’s confidence in the UAE’s world-class corporate tax system and provides certainty to investors. Designating the UAE’s Free Zone Corporate Tax regime as ‘non-harmful’ will enhance the nation’s global competitiveness and help attract foreign investment and skilled talent. Abu Dhabi, UAE: February 10, 2024 – The UAE Ministry of Finance said the latest review by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on preferential tax regimes has officially recognised the United Arab Emirates Free Zone C ......read more

Elite UAE Customers Turn to MKB Bespoke Audio for Cutting-Edge Solutions Meeting Evolving Lifestyle and Entertainment Demands Dubai, UAE; February 10, 2024: MKB Bespoke Audio, known for delivering top-quality audio-visual solutions for home theatres, home automation, and private cinemas, has unveiled the Middle East’s first-of-its-kind Experience Centre. Catering to ultra-high net worth clients with a taste for exceptional audio-visual experiences and luxury entertainment, this centre sets a new standard in the region. MKB Bespoke Audio, headquartered in the UAE, is part of a group of companies with over 1,500 professionals across the UAE and India, with production facilitie ......read more

Abu Dhabi International Airport renamed Zayed International Airport in honour of the UAE’s Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Zayed International Airport re-imagines the airport experience for passengers and partners in response to Abu Dhabi’s growing tourism demand and to cement its status as a key hub for trade and commerce Zayed International Airport welcomed 4.48 million passengers in its first 60 days since becoming fully operational on November 15 2023 Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi Airports increased by 44.5% in 2023, compared to the previous year, reaching 23 million passengers   ......read more

This Valentine’s, if you are looking for “THE” glam makeup look whether it's for your date night for a girls’ night or even just chilling at home, the Coquette Makeup Look would be the way to go! It's Valentine’s Day of 2024, and still Tiktok's favorite trend “The Coquette Makeup” is here to stay. The coquette look is the ultra-feminine look of the season, it's the girliest of girly makeup looks.  It's all about the pink, and oversaturated cheeks, blurred lips, fluttery and elongated eyes.  How to Create the Coquette Makeup Look? We will break down the steps for you to become a Coquette girl for your date this Va ......read more

Supreme Legislation Committee and Dubai Judicial Institute release ‘Administrative Penalties for Criminal Offences’ book 9 February 2024: The Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC), in collaboration with the Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI), unveiled a new book titled ‘Administrative Penalties for Criminal Offences’. The publication, authored by Ameena Al Fadala, a senior legal officer and head of the Health and Public Safety Legislation Division at the SLC, was released at a special event held at the SLC premises. The launch of this book is part of the ongoing endeavours of the SLC and the DJI to enhance legislative awareness among legal prof ......read more

India’s Leading eyewear brand opens 2 Stores in UAE on 23 January in Sahara Centre, Sharjah and City Centre Al Shindagha, Dubai United Arab Emirates: As it commemorates its 1-year anniversary in the region, Titan Eye+ has launched two more stores in the UAE following the first successful international opening in Bur Juman last year. India’s largest eyewear company’s impressive footprint of 860+ Titan Eye+ stores across 300 different cities in India has now been further enhanced with 3 stores in the UAE. Conveniently located at Sahara Centre, Sharjah and City Centre Al Shindagha, each spacious new store is well-stocked with 1000+ prescription frames and sunglasses t ......read more

Catrice Cosmetics, a renowned name in the beauty industry, is excited to unveil the captivating "Old Money Look" as the ultimate makeup trend of the season. Embodying elegance and sophistication and embracing the enchanting timelessness of a bygone era, encapsulating the allure of opulent beauty. With Catrice Cosmetics' Soft Glam Filter Fluid and Cheek Affair Blush and Highlighter, anyone can effortlessly achieve this coveted trend and perfectly capture the essence of this trend. Soft Glam Filter Fluid – A Skin-Perfecting Necessity: The Soft Glam Filter Fluid is a true game-changer. This innovative formula combines the benefits of skincare and makeup, ensuring a ......read more

The second edition of the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity Roundtable served as a platform for the award’s honorees and judging committee members to engage with the future generation of leaders on how best to overcome human fraternity challenges in communities around the world. 2024 honorees – Indonesian organizations Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah, world-renowned cardiac surgeon Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, and grassroots leader Sister Nelly Leon Correa – shared their insights on advancing the values of human fraternity.   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 08 February 2024: The Zayed Award for Human Fraternity hosted its second annual roundtable on Tuesday ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is delighted to announce its exciting new venture as the official sponsor for the Chennai Super Kings. The partnership was revealed during a special ceremony held in CSK’s home  city of Chennai. Welcomed by 2,000 enthusiastic fans, the 'unveiling event' was held at Kalaivanar Arangam, in the presence of team officials and Chennai Super Kings’ players, who joined  Etihad cabin crew onstage wearing their new jerseys proudly displaying the airline’s logo. As part of this partnership, Etihad aims to elevate the fan experience by engaging in exciting activities, ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 08 February 2024: Emirates Post, the UAE's official postal services provider and the postal arm of 7X, signed a strategic partnership agreement with Qatar Postal Services Company ‘Qatar Post,’ the national postal services provider of Qatar to facilitate e-Commerce shipping operations between both countries. HE Abdulla Mohammed Alashram, Group CEO of 7X, and HE Falah bin Mohammed Al-Naemi, Chairman and Managing Director of Qatar Post, signed the agreement during a ceremony held at Qatar Post's Headquarters. In accordance with this agreement, both parties will work together to deliver goods purchased from online merchants in the UAE within Qatar, all via th ......read more

The project is part of the MoU signed between EAD and Modon   Abu Dhabi, 8th February 2024: As part of its efforts to maintain air quality and reduce the effects of climate change, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), in partnership with Modon Properties, inaugurated the region’s first smog-free tower at Hudayriat Island. The new air purification tower is an urban innovation designed to enhance air quality in the area and provide an inspirational experience of a clean and green future.   The inauguration was attended by H.E. Mohamed Ahmed Al Bowardi, EAD’s Vice Chairman and Chairman of EAD’s Executive Committee, H.E. Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Kha ......read more

Ons Jabeur impresses in straight-sets win over Emma Raducanu The Tunisian took just over an hour to book her place in the last eight World Number. 5 Elena Rybakina is in action for the first time tomorow   February 7, 2024 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: Tunisian fan favourite Ons Jabeur blasted her way into the last eight of the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council with a straight-sets victory over Brit Emma Raducanu. Having been given a bye in the Round of 32, as one of the tournament’s four top seeds, Jabeur was in singles action for the first time, and eager to make up for the disappointment of exiting the doubles alongside partner Naomi Osaka ......read more

30,000 mt GBI facility on 135,000 sqm in KEZAD to be first unique producer of bio-based, sustainable polymer in and the Middle East Abu Dhabi, UAE – 07 February 2024: Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi – KEZAD Group, the largest operator of integrated and purpose-built economic zones announced that it has welcomed Gulf Biopolymers Industries Ltd. (GBI) to the KEZAD ecosystem. The GBI facility will be the first unique producer of biomass-based, recyclable and biodegradable polymer in the Middle East. GBI's commitment to sustainability and innovative technology in manufacturing Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) and its additional upstream products resonate with KEZAD's vision of p ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 07 February 2024: Under the patronage and attendance of Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Supreme President of the Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Medical and Educational Sciences, the 25th edition of the Gulf Engineering Forum and its accompanying exhibition kicked off today, Wednesday, under the theme "Smart Engineering for Sustainable Future", with the participation of more than 500 participants, to discuss various topics related to future trends in the engineering sector and its role in enhancing the global sustainability system. The hosting of the event in the UAE coincides with the announcement by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Za ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 7th February 2023: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) yesterday hosted its annual stakeholder forum, celebrating its achievements in the field of environmental preservation while acknowledging its fruitful cooperation with key partners that helped strengthen Abu Dhabi’s global environmental conservation leadership. The forum was attended by Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Secretary General of EAD, alongside a number of dignitaries, and heads of agencies and institutions from 64 government and private entities. During the forum, the Agency launched the Green Partner Mark, a pioneering motivational programme to celebrate government agencies and priv ......read more

Company reports Y-o-Y EBITDA growth of 4.6% in 2023, and 15.4% Y-o-Y increase in underlying EBITDA ADNOC Distribution surpasses its 2023 target of opening 25-35 new service stations by adding 41 stations to its network Fuel volumes sold in GCC countries (UAE and Saudi Arabia) rise 11.8% in 2023, while non-fuel transactions grow by 12.9% Y-o-Y Convenience store conversion rate reaches 24.7%, up from 21.7% in 2022, supporting non-fuel gross profit growth of 19.6% Y-o-Y   Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 7, 2024: ADNOC Distribution (ISIN: AEA006101017) (Symbol: ADNOCDIST), the UAE’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, which is listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exc ......read more

Organised by the World Professional Wrestling Hub (WPWH), the free-to-attend championship will be staged at Shabab Al-Ahili Club marking the return of Sangram Singh to the ring following a six-year hiatus.   The championship will host five high-stakes wrestling match-ups featuring formidable opponents with international and Olympic medals from around the world. February 06, 2024: The 2024 edition of the International Pro Wrestling Championship is set to witness the most electrifying encounter in the wrestling arena between India's Sangram Singh, a two-time Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion and Pakistan's top wrestling titlist, Muhammad Saeed. The wrestling extravaganza ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 6 February 2024: BRED Abu Dhabi presented by Hypebeast, the region’s neo-culture festival, is bringing a fusion of cultures and beats to the capital with captivating performances from 25 to 27 April. Today, the festival announced its dynamic line-up of new global artists who push artistic boundaries and celebrate cultural diversity through the universal language of music. Crafted and executed by experiential collective Brag in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi and Hypebeast, BRED was created to celebrate the region’s diverse collection of cultures and highlight the influence of neo-culture on music, fashion, sports, and ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5th February 2024: Discover a new era of hair care with the Dyson Airstrait™ straightener, now available for purchase in Dyson demo stores and online in the UAE. Coming in two colourways; Nickle Copper and Prussian Blue, the Dyson Airstrait™ promises wet to dry straightening with air, with no hot plates and no heat damage. After launching in the United States last year, the Dyson Airstrait™ straightener took social media by storm with anticipation building as to when the product would arrive in the Middle East. Dyson is excited to reveal the Airstrait™ straightener has finally arrived to the UAE, and there’s an opportunity for cus ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 6 February 2024: Abu Dhabi Festival 2024 reached new heights with a spellbinding performance by the visionary saxophonist and bandleader, Kamasi Washington, at the Emirates Palace. Abu Dhabi Festival 2024 continued its tradition of bringing world-class talent to the forefront, and Kamasi Washington's concert was undoubtedly a highlight of this year's festivities. Accompanied by a stellar ensemble featuring Rickey Washington (flute), Ryan Porter (trombone), Brandon Coleman (keys), Dontae Winslow (trumpet), Tony Austin (drums), Mike Mitchell (drums), Miles Mosley (bass), Queen Shic (vocals), and Cameron Graves (keyboard), Kamasi Washington delivered a performance that def ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 4 February 2024 - Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (SUAD) is thrilled to unveil its initiative: the commencement of the Francophonie Year in 2024, themed "A Symphony of French Voices", (Un singulier pluriel). This celebration, dedicated to the French language(s) and Francophone cultures, aims to highlight the rich diversity within the Francophone world and foster dialogue between civilizations.   In collaboration with the Institut Français in the UAE, the inaugural event for the Francophonie Year will be held on February 6, 2024, at the campus of Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. This special occasion will feature distinguished guests, including H.E. Nicolas Niemt ......read more

EPS of AED 12.36, indicating robust financial health and investor confidence. Preliminary Net profit remains strong at AED 32,748 million.  Revenue Soars to AED 60,089 million with strategic acquisitions and performance driving a preliminary 18% YoY increase. Abu Dhabi, 5th February 2024: ABU DHABI, UAE – International Holding Company (IHC), a leading investment conglomerate based in Abu Dhabi, has announced its Unaudited Preliminary Financial Results for the year ended December 31, 2023, showcasing a remarkable year of financial growth and strategic achievements. The Group's Preliminary Revenue soared to AED 60,089 million, marking an 18% increase from the prev ......read more

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 4 February, 2024 – At the World Defense Show in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Milrem Robotics, Europe’s leading robotics and autonomous systems developer, showcases their most advanced autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) THeMIS that considerably enhance combat operations while reducing manpower requirements. The UGVs on display are the THeMIS Combat and THeMIS Cargo, showcased in cooperation with the Kingdom’s fastest-growing precision engineering company Wahaj and UAE’s EDGE Group, respectively. THeMIS Combat UGVs provide high precision direct fire support for manoeuvre units and act as a force multiplier. Equipped with Wahaj’s self-stabilizi ......read more

The winners of “TRT World Citizen,” a project initiated by TRT in 2017 with the principle of “Inspiring Positive Change,” have been revealed.  “TRT World Citizen Awards,” which is among TRT's most significant social responsibility initiatives and was launched in 2017 with the principle of “Inspiring Positive Change,” found its recipients at the ceremony held last night. Awarded in five different categories to individuals who have made significant contributions to their societies on a global scale, the “TRT World Citizen Awards” contribute to sharing the stories of these individuals with the world and inspiring positive ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 03 February 2024 - PureLab, a subsidiary of PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East and operator of the largest network of around 150 laboratories in the region, has announced its participation in the upcoming Medlab Middle East 2024. This prestigious event, taking place from 5-8 February at Dubai World Trade Centre, is a unique platform that brings together experts, researchers, and industry leaders to explore the latest advancements in diagnostics and laboratory technologies.   Medlab presents a remarkable opportunity for attendees to gain access to cutting-edge advancements, research findings, and emerging trends in diagnostic techniques, ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 03 February 2024: AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), a global leader in trade, logistics, and industry, today announced the signing of a new concession agreement for Bulk and General Cargo operations with Karachi Port Trust (KPT), the Pakistani federal government agency that oversees the operations of the Port of Karachi.    Under the terms of the 25-year concession agreement, Karachi Gateway Terminal Multipurpose Limited (KGTML), a Joint Venture between AD Ports Group, as a majority shareholder, and Kaheel Terminals, a UAE-based company, will develop, operate and manage the Bulk and General Cargo terminal berths 11-17 at Karachi Port's East W ......read more

2, February 2024, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI) announced the launch of the Advocacy Hub initiative, which involves all segments of the private sector, enhancing its engagement and bringing positive change in the business system. The Advocacy Hub aims to support and empower the private sector. It represents an ideal opportunity to facilitate communication between businesses and government agencies. The initiative will boost the private sector’s voice, promote constructive dialogue through the exploration of noteworthy developments from the business community, proposing innovative solutions to address challenges, and the provision of a platfor ......read more

Expanding the engagement network with experts and leaders to benefit from the latest technologies and best practices in environmental education. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 3, 2024: The International Fund for Houbara Conservation pavilion, adorned with Asian houbara bustards, succeeded in attracting visitors and participants at the World Environmental Education Congress. These visitors included environmental educators, researchers, teachers, government officials, and those interested in developing and nurturing environmental education and learning for sustainable development. The pavilion also welcomed groups of teachers and students from schools in the United Arab Emirates. ......read more

Closing of the transaction marks Noatum’s strategic leap in the European automotive logistics industry Abu Dhabi, UAE – 31 January, 2024: AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), one of the world’s premier facilitators of logistics, industry, and trade, announces that Noatum, which leads its Logistics Cluster operations, successfully closed the acquisition of 100% equity ownership of Sesé Auto Logistics, the Finished Vehicles Logistics (FVL) business of Grupo Logístico Sesé, for a total purchase consideration (Enterprise Value - EV) of EUR 81 million. The acquisition, which was approved by all relevant European regulators and closed today, solidifies Noatum's commitment ......read more

From february 5th to 6th, 2024 Jumeirah (Al Manara), Dubai, UAE   o The very first villa project with 100% French interior architecture o In partnership with a UAE-based & leading real estate agency, Driven Properties   United Arab Emirates, 31 January 2024 – Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French Economy will inaugurate its very first French Lifestyle Exhibition in Dubai, from a unique venue located at the heart of Jumeirah, under the patronage of the French Ambassador to the UAE, Nicolas Niemtchinow alongside the Consul General of France to Dubai & Northern Emirates, Nathalie Kennedy.   ......read more

The Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club (ADEC) hosts the 31st edition of the UAE President Cup for Purebred Arabian Horses in the first category, covering a distance of 2200 meters. The event is scheduled for Saturday, 17th February 2024, as part of the season's programme. The championship is held under the patronage and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the Presidential Court, and President of ADEC. Earlier this month, HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced an increase in the prizes for the President Cup for Purebred Arabian Horses Classic Series, raising the total to AED 4.5 million, with an additional ......read more

• National carriers of UAE and Serbia team up to offer more destinations and greater choice • Networks of both airlines will offer seamless travel to destinations across Southeast Europe • Agreement further enhances Etihad’s drive to welcome more visitors to Abu Dhabi    Abu Dhabi, UAE - Etihad Airways and Air Serbia have entered into a strategic bilateral codeshare, aimed at enhancing connectivity for customers of both airlines across a range of destinations.  Under this partnership, Etihad's customers gain convenient access to 12 Southeast European destinations through Air Serbia's Belgrade hub, with nine destinations being new to ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 31 January 2024:  Abu Dhabi Airports welcomed a new airline to Abu Dhabi International Airport, Terminal A, connecting the emirate with the Chinese city of Haikou, capital city of the province of Hainan. Starting on the 30th of January, Hainan Airlines will operate two weekly flights between Haikou and Abu Dhabi, increasing transport and trade links for both passengers and cargo. With trade, tourism and business ties growing between Abu Dhabi and China, the flights are a response to growing demand for air travel options between the two countries and will be the first time a Chinese carrier operates scheduled flights to Abu Dhabi in a decade. Flights to Haikou will depart ......read more

31 January 2024 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that air cargo demand rebounded in 2023 with a particularly strong fourth quarter performance despite economic uncertainties. Full-year demand reached a level just slightly below 2022 and 2019.   • Global full-year demand in 2023, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs), was down 1.9% compared to 2022 (-2.2% for international operations). Compared to 2019, it was down 3.6% (-3.8 for international operations). • Capacity in 2023, measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers (ACTKs), was 11.3% above 2022 (+9.6% for international operations). Compar ......read more

• Increased energy efficiency marks significant step in decarbonising operations   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 30 January 2024: Tabreed, the world’s leading district cooling company, has concluded the third phase of its ‘Tasheel’ programme – an ambitious and extensive retrofit of Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) to increase energy efficiency and assist in the decarbonisation of its operations.    Tabreed celebrated its silver jubilee in 2023 and is the Middle East’s original district cooling provider. It is, therefore, inevitable that certain plants in its ever-expanding portfolio will feature technology that has since ......read more

30 January 2024 – The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the conclusions of a workshop jointly hosted at EASA’s headquarters to combat incidents of GNSS spoofing and jamming. The workshop’s high-level conclusion was that interference with satellite-based services that provide information on the precise position of an aircraft can pose significant challenges to aviation safety. Mitigating these risks requires short-, medium- and long-term measures, beginning with the sharing of incident information and remedies. “GNSS systems offer tremendous advantages to aviation in increasing the safety ......read more

• Abu Dhabi Integrated Mental Health Conference fosters innovation for improved well-being • SEHA highlighted innovation in Mental Health   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 January 2024: The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), a subsidiary of PureHealth – the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, successfully concluded the 4th Abu Dhabi Integrated Mental Health Conference which was held on 27-28 January. The conference brought together specialists to discuss and analyze the latest standards in mental healthcare, fostering reforms in mental health throughout the region.   The 4th Abu Dhabi Integrated Mental Health Conference was inaugurated wi ......read more

Translating its commitment to nurture critical thinking and innovation among its student body,   • The competition was sponsored by Technology Innovation Institute (TII)   UAE, Abu Dhabi, 29 January 2024: In a bid to foster innovation among school students, Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Engineering – Al Ain campus hosted its first ever RoboCar Maze Competition under the theme ‘Mechatronics: The Future of Mechanical Engineering,’ with the participation of over 72 students representing 18 schools from Al Ain City. The competition sponsored by the Technology Innovation Institute (TII) and was attended by TII representatives who were i ......read more

Ons Jabeur and Naomi Osaka will pair up in the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open doubles event The duo, both involved in the singles tournament, will play as a team for the first time Jabeur will play her first singles match on Wednesday February 7 Tickets for the event, which begins on Saturday, on sale now ​ January 29, 2024 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: World Number. 6, Ons Jabeur, and Grand Slam-winner, Naomi Osaka, will compete together in the doubles tournament at the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, which begins this coming Saturday, after being awarded a wild card. Hosted by Mubadala and presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, the WTA 500 event returns to the International Tennis Cent ......read more

250k sqm of Additional Capacity Being Developed on Continued Strong Demand for Industrial and Logistics Facilities in Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 30 January 2024: Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi – KEZAD Group, the largest operator of integrated and purpose-built economic zones, today announced that it has commenced the development of warehousing capacity of more than 250,000 square metres, with an investment of AED 621 million to bring additional capacity of pre-built industrial and logistics facilities online by the end of 2025. This will boost KEZAD's total warehousing capacity by 43%.   KEZAD Group has commenced construction of the new phases in lig ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 29 January 2024: The Abu Dhabi Festival 2024 opened its doors to a spectacular ballet performance of Chinese New Year, a mesmerising version of Tchaikovsky's classic, The Nutcracker, by the renowned National Ballet of China. Co-presented by the Abu Dhabi Festival and the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United Arab Emirates, the two performances, on 26 and 27 January, were an overwhelming success. The National Ballet of China, founded in 1959, demonstrated its creativity and expertise in front of a packed audience by delivering a wonderfully inventive interpretation of the beloved Nutcracker. The performance was graced by the presence of His Excellency She ......read more

• A new way to stretch and straighten multiple hair types from wet, with no hot plates or heat damage. Powerful focused airflow dries and straightens simultaneously from wet, achieving a natural straight style with a smooth shiny finish, fast. • Pre-sale of the Dyson Airstrait™ straightener is now live on dyson.ae and dyson.sa ahead of arrival in the region.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26th January 2024: Fuelled by the desire to improve everyday technology, Dyson have announced the arrival of the highly anticipated Dyson Airstrait™ straightener to the Middle East. Coming in two colourways; Nickle Copper and Prussian Blue, the Dyson Airstrait&t ......read more

• Held on February 1-4, 2024, with the participation of more than 30 Emirati female entrepreneurs     26  January 2024, Abu Dhabi - UAE: The Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI), announced it will organize the Mubdi’ah - Ramadan and Eid exhibition, an event dedicated to female entrepreneurs and creators in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Exhibition will begin on February 1st until the 4th from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM, in the Al Qana - Abu Dhabi.   The exhibition, which is a part of the Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council’s Mubdi’ah program, will see the participation of more than 30 ......read more

• Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi will play a key role as platinum sponsor during the four-day event that will take place from January 27 – 30, 2024 • As the UAE’s leading multi-organ transplant center, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has conducted 530 transplants since the program’s inception in 2017 up to the end of 2023, with 192 completed last year • The hospital has been an active supporter and driver of the ‘Hayat’ program through community and organization-led initiatives since its inception   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. January 26, 2024: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of the M42 network, will actively lead the second edition ......read more

His Excellency Mohamed Hassan Alsuwaidi: “The planned increase in the number of data centres in the country will elevate Malaysia's standing as one of the emerging data hubs in Southeast Asia and provide businesses across various sectors with a robust foundation for digitalisation.” Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25 January 2024 – The Ministry of Investment of the UAE and the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry of Malaysia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim of establishing a framework for investment cooperation in the digital infrastructure sector with a specific emphasis on data centres in Malaysia.  The agreement was signed by His Exce ......read more

• Platform hosts industry leaders and experts setting the future agenda of unmanned systems • Talks attract significant audiences as one of five new features at the largest edition to date    Abu Dhabi, 25 January 2024: Under the distinguished patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Ruler of Abu Dhabi, this week’s UMEX and SimTEX exhibitions have featured the UMEX Talks as a stimulating forum for debate and knowledge-sharing on the unmanned systems sector.   Organised by ADNEC Group and the Ministry of Defence, with EDGE Group as a strategic partner, the Talks were one of the five new features at this year’s exhib ......read more

Abu Dhabi Knowledge Bridge (ADKB) is poised to empower individuals, corporates, and government departments with essential and most-demanding skills and knowledge in the region Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26 January 2023: AD Ports Group, (ADX: ADPORTS) a global leader in logistics, industry, and trade, has launched the Abu Dhabi Knowledge Bridge (ADKB), an education centre aimed at transforming corporate training and professional development across Abu Dhabi and the wider region.   ADKB's programmes of study are strategically designed to address the skills gap in the professional workforce. It offers an extensive array of training syllabi that span various industries and discipli ......read more

The National ICV Program aims to strengthen local supply chains as well as promote sustainability and advanced technology adoption   Abu Dhabi-UAE: 25 January 2024 – The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), a subsidiary of PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, has achieved a remarkable National In-Country Value (ICV) score, positioning SEHA as the highest ICV certified healthcare company in the program.   The ICV score, a pillar of the National ICV Program initiated by the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), reflects a company's contribution to the national economy through local spending, workforce investment, and manuf ......read more

Agreement paves the way for Maqta Gateway's international ambitions to export its port digitalisation solutions Abu Dhabi, UAE– 25 January 2024:  Adding pace to its strategic plan of enhancing maritime and tourism in Aqaba, AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), a global leader in trade, logistics and industry, announced today the signing of the shareholders' agreement between its digital arm, Maqta Gateway, and the Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) with regards to their existing joint venture company, Maqta Ayla. Maqta Gateway will have a 51 per cent stake in Maqta Ayla, while ADC will own 49 per cent.   The joint venture company will revolutionise Aqaba's por ......read more

From innovative use of heirloom, indigenous ingredients to spicy condiments and delicious non-alcoholic cocktails, you’ll find all these 2024 food trends explored at Zafran Indian Kitchen this season.  The popular homegrown brand is now open at Dubai Hills Mall and presents a reimagined Indian dining experience that marries tradition and innovation. Head over to try Zafran’s unique and mouthwatering limited-edition Tawa menu which includes some delightful crave-worthy dishes. Indulge in tempting options such as Delhi Tawa Murgh Chatpata, Tawa-Seared Barbeque Drummetes, Jhinga Biryani, and Chettinad Tawa Prawns – a south Indian delicacy marinated with the chef' ......read more

Saudi’s first female professional awarded wild card for qualifiers at tournament Philippines’ Alexandra Eala added to main draw Grand Slam-winner Naomi Osaka confirmed as wild card entrant earlier this week Tickets for the all-female competition on sale now January 24, 2024 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: The start of the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open is just around the corner and three additional wild cards have now been announced, with Saudi Arabia’s Yara Alhogbani and Japan’s Ena Koike entering the qualifiers, while Philippines’ Alexandra Eala will participate in the main draw at the second instalment of the tournament. This year’s competition takes plac ......read more

• International Golden Group will expand the scope of EDGE’s capabilities as a supplier of defence and service solutions to provide more complete end-to-end offerings to customers   Abu Dhabi, UAE: 23 January, 2024 – EDGE Group PJSC (EDGE), one of the world’s leading advanced technology and defence groups, today announced the addition of International Golden Group (IGG) to the EDGE portfolio of companies. Abu Dhabi-based IGG is the UAE’s leading agent for high-end defence supplies and security solutions. The move will allow EDGE to expand its business and to provide a more complete end-to-end offering to its end-users.   Recognised as a lead ......read more

All three entities agreed to work together to position the UAE as a key node in global food supply chains. The agreement demonstrates their commitment to expanding the food trade network. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: 23 January, 2024: Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi Airports, a key enabler of the emirate’s aviation sector, and Abu Dhabi Food Hub – KEZAD, the region’s largest and first dedicated food wholesale market and logistic hub, have signed a tri-party memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly establish a fully compliant and transparent origin-to-destination perishable air corridor known as the ‘Fresh Corridor 2.0& ......read more

Explore the fascinating world of Arabian birds with renowned ornithologist Oscar Campbell at this year’s inaugural Science Talk held on January 25. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 23 January 2024: The Yas SeaWorld Research & Rescue Center, the largest dedicated marine research, rescue, rehabilitation and return center in the region, has announced ‘Birds of Arabia’ as the topic of its next educational Science Talk held on Thursday, January 25 at 6:30pm.  The event will begin with an introduction by Claudia Steuber, Chair of the Emirates Natural History Group in Abu Dhabi (ENHG AD), the oldest NGO dealing with environmental topics in the UAE.  This wil ......read more

Date: Dubai, UAE; January 23, 2024    The Financial Freedom for All – a campaign launched by Century Financial in collaboration with the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Middle East and the Anti-Poverty Working Group, has garnered the backing of leading corporates, pledging to enroll 10,000 blue-collar workers within the very first month of its launch.    This significant milestone underscores the campaign's broad appeal and its profound impact. Furthermore, the initiative has successfully galvanised the support of over 50 prominent corporates and more than 30 esteemed educational institutions, solidifying its crucial rol ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 January 2024: Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Law and Contractus House LTD UK, a consultancy company specialized in legal and strategic services, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at enhancing students’ knowledge, skills, and capabilities in the legal field. The MoU will witness both parties collaborate to train future lawyers and enhance their educational experience to prepare them for their future careers.  The agreement was signed by Professor Ghassan Aouad, Chancellor of ADU, and Nayla Sleiman Al-Obeidli, Partner and Director at Contractus House LTD UK, in the presence of Professor Dr. Talaat Mohamed Dowidar, Acting Dean and P ......read more

Grand Slam-winner Osaka awarded wildcard for February’s tournament Main entry draw includes 10 of world’s top 20 players British star Emma Raducanu will also be competing Tickets for the event, which begins on February 3, on sale now January 22, 2024 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: Four-time Grand Slam-winner Naomi Osaka will compete for glory at next month’s Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, with the Japanese star the latest high-profile player to be confirmed for the second edition of the WTA 500 tournament. Hosted in partnership with Mubadala and presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, the competition returns to the International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City on February 3-11, ......read more

Date: Dubai, UAE; January 20, 2024:  Kiara Jewellery, a name synonymous with elegance and craftsmanship, is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its second boutique at Meena Bazar, Dubai. The inauguration ceremony was presided over by none other than the radiant Miss Universe and celebrated Bollywood actress, Lara Dutta, adding an extra touch of glamour to the joyous occasion. Kiara is committed to curating a diverse collection, featuring products from various brands, with a continuous effort to expand their selection. The brand specializes in gold jewellery, a timeless choice cherished for its beauty, durability, and ease of care. The brand promises a luxurious shopping experie ......read more

Sharjah, UAE. January 18, 2024 – In a world where the search for a revolutionary cancer treatment to save lives is of paramount importance, an American University of Sharjah (AUS) research team has successfully secured a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a pioneering chemotherapy treatment model.  Led by Dr. Ghaleb Husseini, AUS Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering, the team also included Dr. Mohammad Al-Sayah, Professor in Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences at the AUS College of Arts and Sciences; and Amal Elsadig, a 2018 graduate of the AUS Master of Science in Chemical Engineering program. The novel chemotherapy p ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 17 January 2024: Abu Dhabi Gas Safety Committee organized the third forum for owners and investors, held in Al Fares Al Shahem Hall in Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi. The forum aimed to enhance cooperation and joint efforts between the Gas Safety Committee and the owners of properties, establishments, and buildings to improve the security and safety standards of liquefied petroleum gas systems to ensure the protection of lives and properties. Dr. Saif Saeed Al Qubaisi, Chairman of the Gas Safety Committee and Acting Director-General for the Regulatory Affairs Sector at the Department of Energy emphasized that the committee has begun reviewing standards and safety of gas supplies, inst ......read more

Though a gender divide persists in the investigation of this vital ecosystem, study reveals a recent regional increase in female authorship. Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 17, 2024: A team of scientists at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) published new findings on the prevalence and perspectives of women conducting coral reef research across the six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) spanning the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, and Red Sea. Their research suggests that despite the persistence of a gender divide in publication output and senior authorship position, more women have authored publications in recent years, reflecting a six-fold increase in publications authored by fe ......read more

Redmi Note 13 Series will be available for purchase in the UAE from January 19th. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 15, 2024:  Xiaomi revealed the much-anticipated Redmi Note 13 Series during an exclusive launch event at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Dubai, underscoring Xiaomi's dedication to introducing cutting-edge products in the region. Over 200 attendees, including content creators, tech editors, media representatives, and authorized dealers, eagerly witnessed the unveiling of the four dynamic devices: Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G, Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G, Redmi Note 13 Pro, and Redmi Note 13, with prices starting at AED 749.  The event featured an expansive experience zone ......read more

The national airline grows ever-expanding network with ancient city on the Silk Road 16 January 2024, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, is celebrating the inauguration of its first flight from Abu Dhabi to Turkistan, one of the most important and historic cities in central Asia. The new route reaffirms the airline’s commitment to unlocking an eclectic mix of travel opportunities for both residents and visitors of the UAE and Kazakhstan.  Flights to Turkistan will operate three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with tickets already on sale on wizzair.com and the airline’s mobile app, available in the Ara ......read more

New CSR campaign to educate truck drivers about the importance of safety and health, showcasing their joint commitment to fostering responsible business practices within the transportation industry Abu Dhabi, UAE - January 16, 2024 – The Al Masaood Commercial Vehicles and Equipment Division, in collaboration with UD Trucks - the Japanese truck manufacturer and part of the Isuzu Group, recently launched a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign aimed at educating truck drivers about the significance of safety and health in alignment with the organizations' joint commitment to promoting responsible business practices and fostering a culture of well-being within the transp ......read more

As the risk of famine grows, and more people are exposed to deadly disease outbreaks, a fundamental step change in the flow of humanitarian aid into Gaza is urgently needed, United Nations agencies warned today.  The heads of the World Food Programme (WFP), UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) say that getting enough supplies into and across Gaza now depends on: the opening of new entry routes; more trucks being allowed through border checks each day; fewer restrictions on the movement of humanitarian workers; and guarantees of safety for people accessing and distributing aid. Without the ability to produce or import food, the entire population of Gaza relies on aid to s ......read more

Part of an ambitious strategy to develop innovative solutions for the preservation of biodiversity and restoration of marine ecosystems at Khalifa Port Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 January 2024: AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), a leading facilitator of global trade, logistics, and industry, CMA CGM Group, a global player in maritime, land, air and logistics solutions, and Ecocean, an innovative company serving aquatic biodiversity, have signed a scientific cooperation framework agreement that will see the installation of 48 Biohuts in Khalifa Port. Designed to restore biodiversity and promote marine life in coastal and harbour areas, the Biohut module is a submerged structure that provides ......read more

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