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- The collection aligns with Tadweer’s commitment to promoting a healthy and safe environment Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 May 2022: The Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) collected over 101,570 tonnes of municipal solid waste during the holy month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, as part of its integrated action plan implemented during this p... ... Read more
23 May 2022 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: As passenger volumes, routes and airlines increase, Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) has recently re-opened Terminal 2 where 5 airline partners are now operating over 50 weekly flights bringing the total number of airlines operating from all terminals at AUH to 26.Further ramp up at this terminal ... ... Read more
Disney On Ice presents Mickey and Friends Is The Ultimate Journey Down Memory Lane With Mickey Mouse Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 May 2022 – Grab your mouse ears and get ready for a worldwide party as Disney On Ice presents Mickey and Friends skates into Abu Dhabi from 12th to 16th October at the Etihad Arena, Yas Island Abu Dhabi.  Produced ... ... Read more
Abu Dhabi, 20 May 2022: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) continues to progress with the world’s largest mammal reintroduction programme. During last March the Agency has successfully translocated 20 Scimitar-Horned Oryx (SHO) and 25 Addax to Chad’s Ouadi Rime-Ouadi Achim Game Reserve. . Currently there are 460 Scimita... ... Read more
• ADX and BHB take steps to unlock opportunities, bolster bilateral cooperation on key issues and common concerns ABU DHABI, 19 May 2022: Senior executives of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and Bahrain Bourse (BHB) have held meetings in Abu Dhabi this week to advance a strategic partnership designed to achieve greater cross-border co... ... Read more
BCC Group International, one of the largest manpower services companies in the UAE, has embarked on a major expansion into Real Estate development and Facility Management after successfully diversifying its activities into construction, interior fit-out, transport services etc.BCC, operating in the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and India, is also looki... ... Read more
■ Universities from KSA, UAE, Egypt, and Morocco will participate in a live event hosted by Pixel Gaming in the UAE capital city, from July 14-17■ Students will compete in League of Legends and VALORANT, and the winners will share the total prize pool of $10,000 Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2022 - Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports Masters MENA Seri... ... Read more
 NextGen Leaders programme at Global Aerospace Summit 2022 to focus on building the workforce of the future in space and aerospace sectors  11, May 2022 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Increasingly, there is an urgent need for developing talent in areas of STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) amid a globa... ... Read more
Strong Q1 2022 performance with record revenue of AED 8.17 billion, representing a year-on-year increase of 700%  Continued growth in assets with total assets reaching AED 52.56 billion as at the end of Q1 2022 Abu Dhabi, UAE - 11 May 2022: Alpha Dhabi Holding PJSC (“Alpha Dhabi” or “the Company”), one of the fast... ... Read more
Abu Dhabi’s leading lifestyle destination records a 22% increase in footfall and a 16% increase in sales over the same period last yearAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 10 May 2022: In Q1, The Galleria Al Maryah Island welcomed 22% more guests, recorded a double-digit sales increase of 16% compared to the same period in 2021, and finish... ... Read more
Beyond: Emerging Artists 2021 at Biennale Arte 2022 – Courtesy of Abu Dhabi ArtAbu Dhabi Art opened its Beyond: Emerging Artists 2021 exhibition at Palazzo Franchetti in Venice, Italy on show until 22 May 2022, coinciding with the Biennale Arte 2022. For its first iteration in Italy, the 2021 Beyond: Emerging Artists is showcasing the commiss... ... Read more
NEW YORK- MAY 5, 2022:  Ogilvy today announced that Paul O’Donnell, Chairman of Ogilvy EMEA, will be retiring after 37 years with the agency. Throughout his tenure, O’Donnell has held a range of leadership positions spanning clients, geographies, and businesses.“It has been an honour to have worked with thousands of Ogil... ... Read more
Dubai, UAE, 22 April 2022: Juma Al Majid Est., the exclusive distributor of Genesis in the UAE, is offering exclusive deals on Genesis vehicles to mark the holy month of Ramadan. Valid until 28th May 2022, the campaign titled Life in perfect harmony is reflective of the spirit of Ramadan and the value of giving that it represents. . The Ramada... ... Read more
Dubai, UAE, 22 April 2022: Juma Al Majid Est., the exclusive distributor of Genesis in the UAE, is offering exclusive deals on Genesis vehicles to mark the holy month of Ramadan. Valid until 28th May 2022, the campaign titled Life in perfect harmony is reflective of the spirit of Ramadan and the value of giving that it represents. . The Ramada... ... Read more


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- The collection aligns with Tadweer’s commitment to promoting a healthy and safe environment   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 May 2022: The Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) collected over 101,570 tonnes of municipal solid waste during the holy month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, as part of its integrated action plan implemented during this period. The plan involved concentrated awareness campaigns which align with the Center’s commitment to providing services in accordance with the highest standards and maintaining a healthy and safe environment in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.   His Excellency Dr. Salem Khalfan Al Kaabi, Director General of Tadweer, said: “ ......read more

23 May 2022 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: As passenger volumes, routes and airlines increase, Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) has recently re-opened Terminal 2 where 5 airline partners are now operating over 50 weekly flights bringing the total number of airlines operating from all terminals at AUH to 26. Further ramp up at this terminal is scheduled during May with the addition of 21 weekly flights. Retail and Duty-Free services are also being reintroduced offering passengers a full range of choice before their flight. ...read more

Abu Dhabi, May 23, 2022 - Al Masaood Automobiles, the flagship arm of Abu Dhabi’s Al Masaood Group, marked its participation in Abu Dhabi’s first Electric Vehicle Innovation Summit (EVIS), with a display of Nissan’s iconic all-electric SUV, the Ariya. This participation comes to complement Al Masaood Automobiles’ efforts to engage with industry leaders and experts to shed light on important topics pertaining to the future plans on e-mobility in the capital. Taking place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from the 23rd to 25th of May, EVIS, in partnership with Masdar, brings together researchers, engineers, government officials, companies, and EV-relate ......read more

Projects funded by Abu Dhabi Fund greatly improved the quality of life in Mauritius, says Ambassador Shaukat Ali Soudhan   Abu Dhabi, May 23, 2022 – H.E Khalifa Al Qabisi, Deputy Director General of ADFD, hosted Shaukat Ali Soudhan, Ambassador of Mauritius, at the Fund’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. They explored expansion of cooperation that would bolster crucial sectors in Mauritius.    Al Qabisi said that the meeting was part of periodic interactions that are held to discuss cooperation over mutual interests and priorities. “The visit was also an important opportunity to follow up on infrastructure projects financed by ADFD in Mauritius,” he said, ......read more

Disney On Ice presents Mickey and Friends Is The Ultimate Journey Down Memory Lane With Mickey Mouse   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 May 2022 – Grab your mouse ears and get ready for a worldwide party as Disney On Ice presents Mickey and Friends skates into Abu Dhabi from 12th to 16th October at the Etihad Arena, Yas Island Abu Dhabi.  Produced by Feld Entertainment Inc., this production will inspire families to make memories they will treasure forever. Tickets go on sale 23rd May at 7am. While delivering the same magical experiences guests expect from Disney On Ice, Feld Entertainment is continuing Guest Wellness Enhancements to help keep families safe at its live events. Feld ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 20 May 2022: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) continues to progress with the world’s largest mammal reintroduction programme. During last March the Agency has successfully translocated 20 Scimitar-Horned Oryx (SHO) and 25 Addax to Chad’s Ouadi Rime-Ouadi Achim Game Reserve.  Currently there are 460 Scimitar-Horned Oryx in the wild, with 15 calves born so far this year, as well as 96 wild Addax, with 5 calves born to the herd, also this year. Furthermore, for the first time ever EAD successfully translocated five Dama Gazelle on the 14th of March 2022, which have joined the herd of other captured wild Dama Gazelle in the Agency programme. A ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 20 May 2022 - The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF), the Global Knowledge Partner of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), will be participating in the 31st Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, held from May 23 to May 29, 2022, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC). The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair represents an important knowledge and cultural umbrella that brings together the leaders of the publishing industry in the Middle East and North Africa region, attracting more than 150,000 visitors yearly. The Foundation's participation comes as part of its strategy to support knowledge sources regionally and globally, strength ......read more

• ADX and BHB take steps to unlock opportunities, bolster bilateral cooperation on key issues and common concerns   ABU DHABI, 19 May 2022: Senior executives of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and Bahrain Bourse (BHB) have held meetings in Abu Dhabi this week to advance a strategic partnership designed to achieve greater cross-border cooperation.   During the visit by a delegation of the Bahrain Bourse to ADX, the two exchanges took steps to implement the cooperation agreement signed earlier in November 2021. The agreement aims to achieve synergies, enhance market liquidity and promote innovative products and services.    Sheikh Khalifa bin Ebra ......read more

The 7th edition of the initiative introduces 14 new publications by Emirati authors  May 20, 2022 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: As part of the 19th edition of Abu Dhabi Festival, held under the theme ‘Crafting the Emirates State of Mind: Creation, Innovation and Joy’, the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) presents the 7th edition of its Riwaq Al Adab Wal Kitab programme at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 23 to 29 May, 2022. The initiative aims to strengthen and support the Emirati publishing industry by cultivating and presenting the achievements of Emirati and Arab creative writers. This year, th ......read more

Abu Dhabi University organized the event in collaboration with the Regional Center for Educational Planning – UNESCO and the Queen Rania Teacher Academy Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 19 May 2022: Under the patronage of H.E. Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi, the Minister of Education in the UAE and in partnership with the Regional Center for Educational Planning – UNESCO and The Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA), Abu Dhabi University (ADU) hosted the fifth Educational Forum, under the theme “Re-imagining Education.” ADU faculty members in addition to members from the World Bank, UNESCO, QRTA, and USA’s Drexel University attended the Forum as speakers. The F ......read more

BCC Group International, one of the largest manpower services companies in the UAE, has embarked on a major expansion into Real Estate development and Facility Management after successfully diversifying its activities into construction, interior fit-out, transport services etc. BCC, operating in the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and India, is also looking at expanding operations to other parts of the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region. “The real estate industry is in for another boom after the Covid-19 pandemic-induced slowdown and we want to take advantage of the conducive situation with a forward integration strategy,” said Amjad Sithara, Founder Chairman of BCC Gr ......read more

Hotel establishments generate AED 11 billion in revenues with a 20% growth compared to the same period in 2019   80% hotel occupancy rate among the highest, globally Abu Dhabi, 19 May 2022: H.E. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises and Chairman of the UAE Tourism Council, revealed that the UAE’s tourism sector achieved a new growth milestone in Q1 2022, underlining its competitiveness at both regional and global levels. H.E. attributed the sector’s latest achievement to the unlimited support and directives of the UAE’s wise leadership and its interest in this vital sector, which is deemed one o ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE: 19 May 2022: Alpha Dhabi Holding PJSC, one of the fastest-growing investment holding companies in the UAE, listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX: Alphadhabi), has made a AED 9.2 billion commitment to invest in Chimera Capital and Alpha Wave’s landmark ‘Alpha Wave Ventures II’ venture fund which was announced and launched at the beginning of the year.  The total commitment comprises a capital contribution of AED 2.6 billion and undrawn capital commitment of AED 6.6 billion which will be drawn down over the investment period of the fund. The venture capital  fund – which has already begun making investments – has a global ......read more

ABU DHABI, 18 May 2022 -- Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has announced that it is facilitating access to the exchange for investors registered on other UAE financial markets.  The ADX initiative applies to investors with investor numbers issued by other exchanges licensed by the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA).   The initiative, which promotes increased participation in the country’s capital markets, allows investors with a National Investor Number (NIN) issued by other exchanges to trade eligible securities on ADX through a straight-forward application process.   The streamlined registration process only requires an investor’s ex ......read more

■ Universities from KSA, UAE, Egypt, and Morocco will participate in a live event hosted by Pixel Gaming in the UAE capital city, from July 14-17 ■ Students will compete in League of Legends and VALORANT, and the winners will share the total prize pool of $10,000   Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2022 - Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports Masters MENA Series (Amazon UEM) is officially kicking off its first edition in the history of this region with a live event to be hosted by Pixel Gaming headquarters (Al Quana Shopping Center, Abu Dhabi), from July 14th-17th. University teams from KSA, UAE, Egypt, and Morocco will participate in the event taking place in the UAE capital city.   ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 12 May 2022: Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has announced the secondary bond listing of US$700 million of fixed-rate amortising senior secured green bonds, marking the first green bond to be listed on the exchange. The bonds were issued by Sweihan PV Power Company (SPPC), the project company that built, owns and operates Noor Abu Dhabi, one of the world’s largest single site solar projects.  The secondary listing represents the first green bond listed on ADX and takes the total number of debt instruments listed on ADX to 28 as the exchange continues to execute on its ‘ADX One’ strategy of attracting new listings and innovative product off ......read more

First meeting of the year held in the presence of participating members from leading health and academic institutions Abu Dhabi, UAE - 12 May 2022 – Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre, the region’s first dedicated centre protecting the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of Abu Dhabi’s population by raising public and preventative healthcare awareness, hosted this year’s first Abu Dhabi COVID-19 Research Committee core meeting. Held in the presence of participating members from leading health and academic institutions, the meeting addressed this year’s plans and progress towards stronger research outcomes related to SARS-CoV-2. The first core meeting of t ......read more

 NextGen Leaders programme at Global Aerospace Summit 2022 to focus on building the workforce of the future in space and aerospace sectors    11, May 2022 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Increasingly, there is an urgent need for developing talent in areas of STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) amid a global skills gap, which will hinder the evolution and growth of industries and sectors including aerospace, space and defence unless governments and corporates work together to address the issue.    Young people’s inability to identify and acquire the skills needed for today’s job market have contributed to a 12% dro ......read more

Strong Q1 2022 performance with record revenue of AED 8.17 billion, representing a year-on-year increase of 700%  Continued growth in assets with total assets reaching AED 52.56 billion as at the end of Q1 2022   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 11 May 2022: Alpha Dhabi Holding PJSC (“Alpha Dhabi” or “the Company”), one of the fastest-growing investment holding companies in the UAE, listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX: ADH), has announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2022.   This announcement marks the first set of Q1 results for Alpha Dhabi since its successful direct listing on ADX in June 2021 and transformation into ......read more

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 11, May 2022:  Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC), the region’s first dedicated centre that aims to promote the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of Abu Dhabi’s population by raising public awareness around prevention and early identification, launched the first of a series of workshops aimed at training hotel food establishments on displaying nutritional information on their menus as part of the SEHI program.    The program, introduced by ADPHC, aims to train 600 hotel food establishments registered under the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi on displaying calorie and macro-nutritional inform ......read more

Abu Dhabi’s leading lifestyle destination records a 22% increase in footfall and a 16% increase in sales over the same period last year Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 10 May 2022: In Q1, The Galleria Al Maryah Island welcomed 22% more guests, recorded a double-digit sales increase of 16% compared to the same period in 2021, and finished the quarter with a record sales month in March. This exceptional growth is a testament to what sets The Galleria apart as the most exciting retail, culinary, entertainment and lifestyle destination in the capital, with a diverse mix of exclusive brands and attractions. Commenting on the success, David Robinson, CEO of Al Maryah Retail C ......read more

• ADC Acquisition Corporation (ADC) aims to raise AED 367 million through its listing on Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX)  • ADC sponsors offer unique operational and management expertise to target companies • SPAC will look at scalable businesses across the MENA region with strong management and high-growth trajectory looking for faster execution      Abu Dhabi, UAE – 10 May 2022: ADC Acquisition Corporation PJSC (ADC), the UAE’s first Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC), today announced its Initial Public Offering (IPO) subscription period will start on 12 May and run until 19 May 2022.   Shares will be avai ......read more

● The live animated graphic novel will be performed, filmed, and scored in real time, using performers, musicians, technicians, miniature sets, and puppets to bring the characters to life ● Kid Koala returns to The Arts Center after the soldout and successful debut of Nufonia Must Fall in May 2017   Abu Dhabi, May 9, 2022: The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) will host the Middle East premiere of The Storyville Mosquito by returning artist and world-renowned scratch DJ, music producer, and award-winning graphic novelist Kid Koala on May 12-13 at 7pm.    Co-commissioned by The Arts Center, The Storyville Mosquito is the story of a young mosquito w ......read more

• ADUi aims to contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the UAE’s innovation agenda • Abu Dhabi University appointed Dr. Alberto Peralta as the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the lead for its innovation strategy  • The Strategy builds on research to empower aspiring and seasoned innovators as they pursue new ways to create, deliver and capture value for a more sustainable and inclusive world   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 9 May 2022: Under the theme of “powering a more sustainable world”, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) refreshes its innovation strategy titled Abu Dhabi University Innovate (A ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 9, 2022:  As part of its 19th edition held under the theme ‘Crafting the Emirates State of Mind: Creativity, Innovation and Joy,” in collaboration with Mons Arts de la Scène (Festival of Sacred Music – Mons), and with support from Hino Music Festival, Abu Dhabi Festival presents the second performance of Confluence by globally renowned composers Qoutayba Neaimi & Judith Adler de Oliveira. The performance follows the premiere last November and takes place at the inaugural season of the Namur Concert Hall in Namur, Belgium. The 60-minute masterpiece depicts a journey from loss to hope and reconciliation, which begins with mourning for the vic ......read more

Beyond: Emerging Artists 2021 at Biennale Arte 2022 – Courtesy of Abu Dhabi Art Abu Dhabi Art opened its Beyond: Emerging Artists 2021 exhibition at Palazzo Franchetti in Venice, Italy on show until 22 May 2022, coinciding with the Biennale Arte 2022. For its first iteration in Italy, the 2021 Beyond: Emerging Artists is showcasing the commissioned artists Christopher Joshua Benton, Maitha Abdalla and Hashel Al Lamki, who were supported by guest curators Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, co-founders of multidisciplinary curatorial platform Art Reoriented. The opening reception saw the attendance of HE Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, HE Saood Abdulaziz Al Hosani, U ......read more

NEW YORK- MAY 5, 2022:  Ogilvy today announced that Paul O’Donnell, Chairman of Ogilvy EMEA, will be retiring after 37 years with the agency. Throughout his tenure, O’Donnell has held a range of leadership positions spanning clients, geographies, and businesses. “It has been an honour to have worked with thousands of Ogilvy colleagues and clients across the globe during my career. It has been a rich and fulfilling experience in which I have travelled the world and helped grow brands and businesses in just about every market you can imagine,” O’Donnell said. “The longevity of my career was due to two things: working with great people and managi ......read more

Agreements focus on joint development and operation of a Multipurpose Terminal in Safaga Port and management of cruise ship berths at Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada and Safaga ports   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 5 May, 2022: AD Ports Group and the Red Sea Ports Authority have signed a Term Sheet and a Head of Terms agreement for major port projects along Egypt’s coastline. The first agreement will see AD Ports Group develop, operate, and manage a multi-purpose terminal in Safaga Port in a consortium with the Red Sea Ports Authority and the Egyptian Group for Multipurpose Terminals Company, the commercial arm of the Egyptian Ministry of Transportation. The multi-purpose terminal proj ......read more

  Newborn baby girl, Noura, is the first newborn to bring joy at Danat Al Emarat Hospital on Eid Al-Fitr 2022   2 May 2022, Abu Dhabi – UAE: Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children, a Mubadala Health partner, celebrated the first day of Eid Al-Fitr with the arrival of three newborns – two girls and one boy.    Dr. Mohaymen Abdelghany, CEO of Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children said: “We are so blessed to deliver these precious newborns into the world at this momentous time of the year during Eid Al-Fitr. Including the babies born on this special day, a total of 28,279 babies have been born at Danat Al Emarat Hospital since ......read more

30, April 2022 - Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) developed an integrated action plan for Eid al-Fitr as part of its commitment to continue providing its services at the highest standards and meet the expected increase in waste generation. With this plan, the Center aims to maintain cleanliness in all vital areas of Abu Dhabi city, Al Ain city, and Al Dhafra region. The plan includes the collection and transportation of solid municipal waste, maintaining hygiene, providing pest control services, and impounding stray animals during and after Eid al-Fitr. His Excellency Dr. Salem Khalfan Al Kaabi, Director General of Tadweer, said: "The Center is pre ......read more

April 29, 2022: Emirates Post has been closely monitoring and coordinating with the relevant authorities, in addition to running awareness campaigns on social media in an effort to combat the spread of fraudulent schemes circulating among customers. Emirates Post advise customers to exercise extreme caution when interacting with emails claiming to be from Emirates Post. Emirates Post asserted that its official website emiratespost.ae offers a safe and secure payment portal and is the only means of online payment for shipments and retail products. The company further confirmed that all web payment links will use the domains emiratepost.ae or epg.ae, ensuring that customers will never be re ......read more

Abu Dhabi, April 29, 2022 - Terming issuance of the new Executive Regulation as a vital development, H.E Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and SMEs said that the UAE has achieved remarkable results in proliferating the role of innovation and promoting intellectual property while encouraging innovators and inventors following the issuance of Federal Law No (11) of 2021 on the Regulation and Protection of Industrial Property Rights in line with the Cabinet Resolution No (6) of 2022. H.E said that the new Executive Regulation complements the legislative system of Industrial Property Rights and patents in the country by means of developing transparent measure ......read more

The national airline adds new coastal destination in Jordan, expanding convenient, affordable travel for all 29, April 2022, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-cost national airline of the UAE, has launched an exciting new route from Abu Dhabi to Aqaba, the southernmost city in Jordan. The exciting new destination, sitting on the northeast tip of the Red Sea, provides hassle-free travel for tourists and residents in both the UAE and Jordan with the surrounding mountains and deserts providing an ideal combination of city-life, beaches and history. Tickets are already on sale on wizzair.com and the airline’s mobile app with fares starting as low as AED 69 *. Aqab ......read more

In a bid to elevate its Public Health Programs,   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: 28 April 2022:  Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced a collaboration with the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana Faculty of Public Health (DLSPH), Canada's largest public health school. ADU continues to collaborate with prestigious international institutions such as DLSPH to provide students with an exceptional educational experience and elevate its Public Health program. The agreement provides both institutions with the opportunity to partner across a range of academic programs based on knowledge and experience exchange. ADU and DLSPH plan to initiate collaboration between fac ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 27 April, 2022: The Abu Dhabi Awards in collaboration with the Federal Youth Authority, hosted an inspirational evening focused on community engagement as part of the 2022 Abu Dhabi Awards nomination cycle.  The activation, which was held on Tuesday at the Abu Dhabi Creative Hub, encouraged youth to nominate individuals who have positively impacted local communities across the UAE. The Abu Dhabi Awards organizing committee also led a brainstorm session with the attendees on ideas for how to engage the youth in this edition of the Awards. Among those participating in the session were His Excellency Saeed Al Nazari, Director General of Federal Youth Authority and Chie ......read more

• Five-day break starts on Monday May 2 until May 6, with students returning to school a week later on May 9 • Students must be symptom-free on return; Green Pass requirements remain in place according to age categories   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- 27 April 2022:  Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has announced the Eid break for Private and Charter Schools students across Abu Dhabi. Schools will be closed on Monday, May 2-6, and reopen the following week, on Monday, May 9.    All students must be free of any COVID-19-related symptoms and maintain their Green status on Al Hosn app in accordance with their age category. ...read more

Abu Dhabi - 26, April 2022: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) announced its discovery of a new Eagle Ray species in Abu Dhabi waters. The new species (Aetomylaeus wafickii) was discovered from specimens collected in the Arabian Gulf during the Fisheries Resource Assessment (FRAS) which was carried out in 2016.  The specimens were collected with other specimens of elasmobranchs and fish. During that time the Eagle Ray was identified as the Banded Eagle Ray (Aetomylaeus nichofii), which is very similar in appearance. However, it was then considered new after thorough examination and the publishing of a scientific paper highlighting its astute physical description.  ......read more

Ministry of Economy selects 20 finalists from 8 countries H.E. Al Falasi: Thanks to the wise leadership’s vision, the UAE today is a destination of choice for startups & entrepreneurs in the region and the world Abu Dhabi, April 26 2022: The Ministry of Economy announced the results of the final round of the Startup Leap competition, which was launched in November 2021 under the StartUp program of the Entrepreneurial Nation, the country's largest-ever project aimed at developing the entrepreneurship system and attracting successful and innovative entrepreneurial projects. The initiative features a comprehensive portal that provides an integrated set of solutions, oppo ......read more

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi Motors (ADM), the official importer of BMW Group vehicles in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, has revealed exciting offers to mark the Holy Month of Ramadan, with exclusive offers across its entire BMW and MINI range for this year. Valid throughout the holy month of Ramadan, new customers can avail a number of exclusive offers across the festive period, with unique payment benefits as well as a host of complimentary additions to their new purchase, as the nation celebrates the holy month this year.  Across the full line of BMW and MINI models available at ADM, new owners can enjoy an exclusive Fixed Finance rate of 1.85% with First Abu Dhabi Bank*. ......read more

Players elevate their gaming environment through LG’s UltraGear Monitors DUBAI, UAE, 25 APRIL 2022 – Ramadan is known as the occasion people unwind with more time spent reconnecting with family and friends, also causing an increase in social gatherings. Ramadan is known for its late nights which gives the night owls the opportunity to engage with others more often, including gamers who get to spend more time online. With that said, LG Electronics (LG) has the perfect line up of products to elevate gamers experience this Ramadan. LG UltraGear Monitors have been known to deliver sublime gaming environments and the freedom to enjoy them anywhere this Ramadan.   LG Ul ......read more

Eid is fast approaching. Discover extra-special gifts, unforgettable outfits and more exceptional styles from Max&Co.   From AM to PM, bring some glamour to this special occasion. Jewel tones and statement silhouettes define the new EID dresscode.   Select a beautiful peacock tulle jersey maxi dress with an elegant and draped shape.   In an array of candy colours, small but mighty beaded mini bags are the sweet treat finishing touch that every party look deserves.       ...read more

• Partnership offers CP students access to ERAU Dual Enrolment Programme • School’s offering of personalised pathways now includes Aviation and STEM • Students able to secure equivalent of one year’s worth of US university credits   DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: GEMS International School – Al Khail (GIS) has become the first school in the UAE to partner with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), one of the most prestigious and in-demand universities in the world for aviation and aeronautics.    Thanks to the partnership, students studying the IB Career-related Programme (CP) are now able to select the ERAU Dual Enrol ......read more

Give and Gain 2022 “Feed People this Ramadan” charity initiative organized in collaboration with Emirates Red Crescent Rice Collection Drive aims to fight food insecurity and feed 5000 families 25th April, 2022; Dubai UAE: Upholding the spirit of giving during the holy month of Ramadan and spreading the #Bonlove, over 2000 little children and staff of British Orchard Nursery (BON) across UAE came together in full force to donate more than 1000 kgs of Rice for needy families, in association with Emirates Red Crescent.  British Orchard Nursery participated in ‘Feed people this Ramadan’ campaign as the institute supports the mission to fight food insecurity ......read more

Globe’s best OCR athletes to compete at new venue in return to the iconic United Arab Emirates desert, hosted by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council ABU DHABI, UAE - 24 APRIL 2022: Spartan, the world’s leading endurance sports and extreme wellness brand, announced today that the 2022 Spartan World Championship will return to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where the best obstacle course racing athletes on the globe will take on a challenging new course, Dec. 3–4. This is the second year that Abu Dhabi will host the Spartan World Championship with 2022 bringing a new location and a fresh course. Set this year in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi, the course features iconic desert ter ......read more

Dubai, UAE - April 25, 2022: Huawei Consumer BG will now enter the enterprise market officially, serving government and enterprise customers, as well as individual consumers. The announcement was made by Richard Yu, Huawei's Executive Director, Consumer BG CEO and Intelligent Automotive Solution BU CEO, at the Huawei Business Product Launch Event. Mr. Yu noted that Huawei would use its hardware and software ecosystems as dual pillars, to support a growing range of versatile office products that work seamlessly with a wide range of smart devices, including laptops, desktops, monitors, tablets, accessories, Visions, and wearables. These new office solutions will address the following key d ......read more

• The Dubai-based food packaging manufacturer aims to produce 70 million units of sustainable, consumer packaging products annually, since completion of the first plant.    • Facilitated by Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation, this project is dubbed a major result of bilateral trade enhancement programs initiated at Expo 2020 Dubai.    Dubai, April 23 2022: Hotpack Global, UAE-based leading food packaging manufacturer, has announced its plan to invest AED 350 million in Malaysia over the next 10 years to construct 10 biodegradable packaging plants in partnership with Free The Seed Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian manufacturer of biodegradable produ ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Embracing the spirit of the holy month, Dubai Festival City Mall, part of Al-Futtaim Malls, partners with Emirates Red Crescent to launch the Ramadan Donation Drive situated at the Festival Bay amidst Ripe By The Bay, from now until end of Ramadan.  Ramadan’s community spirit will be at the heart of Dubai Festival City Mall’s initiative this year. As part of #FestivalCares – the Al-Futtaim Malls initiative – visitors are encouraged to come together and do good for those in need during this benevolent time. Teaming up with Emirates Red Crescent, Dubai Festival City Mall has organised a donation booth where visitors can drop their we ......read more

Dubai, UAE: 22 April 2022 – The 1 Billion Meals initiative, which aims to provide food support to the underprivileged and undernourished in 50 countries around the world, announced that it has started distributing food support in 13 countries in less than three weeks after its launch at the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan. The initiative, organized by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), has started distribution operations in cooperation with the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), the Food Banking Regional Network (FBRN), the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment (MBRCH), the United Nations High Commissioner ......read more

Dubai , UAE:  The real estate and properties transactions valued at 6.3 billion in total during the week ending 22 April 2022. The sum of transactions was 2,145.  225 plots were sold for AED 1.12 billion, 1,436 apartments and villas were sold for AED 3.2 billion.  The top three transactions were a land in Hadaeq Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid sold for AED 96 million, followed by a land that was sold for AED 52.5 million in Palm Jumeirah, and a land sold for AED 96 million in Hadaeq Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid in third place. Al Hebiah Fifth recorded the most transactions for this week by 114 sales transactions worth AED 254.57 million, followed by Jabal Ali First with 33 ......read more

Celebrate the beautiful month of Ramadan with elegant hand-finished jewellery by Pandora. Featuring highquality metals and craftmanship, choose from a range of stunning designs to compliment your style this Ramadan. Making the perfect Eid Al Fitr gift for either yourself or that special someone, choose meaningful pieces from the Pandora Moments collection and delicate sparkling designs from the Pandora Timeless collection. #MomentsWithPandora #PandoraTimeless   ...read more

Dubai, UAE: 22, April 2022 – du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced a donation of AED1 million to the 1 Billion Meals initiative, the largest of its kind in the region, which aims to assist and provide sustainable food support to the underprivileged and undernourished groups in 50 countries. The initiative, organized by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), has achieved exceptional success since the first days of its launch at the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan – within just the first six days, collecting the equivalent of 76 million meals. The 1 Billion Meals initiative is an extension of last year’ ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 22 April 2022: Juma Al Majid Est., the exclusive distributor of Genesis in the UAE, is offering exclusive deals on Genesis vehicles to mark the holy month of Ramadan. Valid until 28th May 2022, the campaign titled Life in perfect harmony is reflective of the spirit of Ramadan and the value of giving that it represents.  The Ramadan campaign is designed to make it possible for customers to buy Genesis models with added benefits including a five-year/unlimited KM manufacturer warranty, a five-year/100,000KM Service Contract, and five years of roadside assistance service.  But that is not all. The offer also includes a two-year concierge service and free window t ......read more

• As with all Ford launches in the region, the all-new Taurus underwent exhaustive testing the by in-market product development team conducted at the height of the Middle East summer • Taurus, coming to the region soon, will arrive with an all-new modern design, be equipped with Ford’s established exemplary EcoBoost engine, and boast competitive driver assist and convenience features   Dubai, UAE - April 22, 2022 – The all-new Ford Taurus has endured tortuous testing conditions in the Middle East ahead of its imminent arrival, though remains safely under wraps for now. Despite soaring mercury outside, Ford Taurus’ cabin will remain a comfortable plac ......read more

• Despite impact of Covid19 on global aviation, Etihad’s Greenliner programme implemented key sustainability initiatives throughout 2020 and 2021 to test and develop long term decarbonisation solutions for the entire industry • Clear and ambitious path forward with 2025, 2035 and 2050 emissions targets • Introduction of Sustainable50 programme to expand Etihad’s sustainability strategy to become world’s most comprehensive industry-wide testing and innovation programme. • Achieved 2020-2021 sustainability targets and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 56 percent since 2018 • Committed to reduction target in aviation’s first sustain ......read more

The ready meals serve as a token of appreciation to around 1300 drivers for their tireless service to the community This year the hospital included Talabat drivers to share the Iftar in appreciation of their 24/7 services during Covid times    April 22, 2022 - Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Reflecting the charitable spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, RAK Hospital gifted ready Iftar packages to around 1300 drivers in Ras Al Khaimah in a single day. The packages were distributed at the hospital premises where around 800 RTA taxi drivers and 500 Talabat drivers lined up to receive their Iftar. The initiative serves as a token of appreciation for these community helpers who often b ......read more

Now expanding to 18 Samsung Authorized Service Centers, the Recycling Program allows customers to recycle their unused and/or old phones  Dubai, UAE, 22 April 2022: Samsung Gulf Electronics today announced its expansion plans into 18 new Samsung Authorized Service Centers, including three in the UAE; three in Qatar; and six for each of Oman and Kuwait as part of the brand’s Recycling Program and broader ESG initiatives. Samsung is partnering with Enviroserve to reduce the impact on environment by promoting the culture of recycling, inciting customers to bring their unused and/or old phones for recycling instead rather than placing them in landfill sites with hazardous materials ......read more

On the sidelines of 2nd Autism Spectrum Disorder Symposium,    • Abu Dhabi University lights up blue in honor of Autism Awareness Month • Abu Dhabi University organizes the second Autism Specrtrum Disorder Symposuim in collaboration with the Regional Center for Educational Planning – UNESCO and the Emirates Autism Society • The sixth edition of the “Arts for Autism” competition draws over 15 education institutes in Abu Dhabi and the UAE   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 22, April 2022:  In line with its continuous efforts to raise awareness on autism, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) organized the second Autism Spectrum ......read more

April 21, 2022:  Rahmania Mall, a one-stop community shopping and leisure destination in Sharjah, has launched its 2022 Ramadan campaign with several activities to enrich its visitors experience during this holy month as part of the 32nd edition of the Sharjah Ramadan Festival. As part of the campaign, Rahmania Mall, house of more than 60 leading world renounced brands, launched a"Shop and Win" campaign, which gives the visitors a chance to enter a raffle draw and win Suzuki Jimny car by spending AED 250 in any of its shops. Visitors can avail this offer till May 4. Also, Rahmania Mall launched "Rahmania Foodie" which allows customers to receive a gift card by col ......read more

April 21, 2022, DUBAI, UAE:  The LA-based next-generation fashion retailer and trusted premium lifestyle brand, REVOLVE have launched their exclusive edit just in time for Eid.   REVOLVE’s curated Eid collection features 115 gorgeous pieces to choose from, including variety of maxi dresses, embellished kaftans, and jumpsuits along with some stunning separates that include tailored trousers and flowy skirts in vibrant geometric prints, making for a fabulous addition to any Eid wardrobe!     Lilla Dress    REVOLVE Ruffle Hem Skirt Busan Maxi Dress  AED‬ 1,966  AED 2,777 AED 1,191 ......read more

Eco-Living Made Easier with LG’s ThinQ Smart Technology   DUBAI, UAE - 21 APRIL 2022 – Earth Day is the most considerate time to go green and consider a sustainable living. Smart home technology can make anyone’s sustainable journey easier, helping to save electricity, water consumption and shrinking their energy footprint. Going beyond energy conservation, LG Electronics (LG) smart home platform, LG ThinQ, is introducing a variety of new eco-minded features to help guide people on a greener path. Smarter Entertainment for All Instead of re-purchasing and throwing out a number of wasteful electronics over the years, look closer at the ways that the home entertain ......read more

UAE: April 2022: World’s favourite jeweller, Joyalukkas is offering their patrons a Cashback Celebrations offer to add to their Akshaya Tritiya and Eid festivities. Customers can now enjoy AED 50 gift voucher on purchase of gold jewellery worth AED 2,500 & AED 200 gift voucher on purchase of diamonds, polki and pearl jewellery worth AED 2,500 and multiples thereafter. Moreover, in addition to the exciting cashback offers, customers can now pay just 10% advance and get assured gold rate protection from Joyalukkas. This exclusive offer uplifts the festive spirit enables patrons to get assured rate protection in case gold rates increase or enjoy lower rates if gold prices drop.  ......read more

 ENEC to highlight positive impact of clean baseload electricity at the World Utilities Congress’ Nuclear Energy Forum   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 21 April 2022: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has signed a strategic agreement with the World Utilities Congress. ENEC will play a central role in supporting the Nuclear Energy Leadership Forum, a key part of the overall Congress, which will address the future of low carbon power and water supplies. Taking place on 09 and 10 May, the Forum will focus on the role of nuclear energy in tackling the parallel challenges of energy security and sustainability, the deployment of safe and reliable nuclear ......read more

From customized cakes to luxury food hampers, Le Gourmet at Galeries Lafayette is your go-to for gifting this Holy Month. Sweeten a suhour or iftar in the company of family and friends with Chef Dany’s customized cakes inspired by the season. From Kunafa to Umm Ali and even a Baklava Cheesecake, each cake celebrates a classic Middle Eastern dessert and showcases Le Gourmet’s in-house talent. Or wow your loved ones with a Le Gourmet luxury gift hamper. The latter can also be customized to include your choice of sweet and savoury delicacies from around the world. From Charbonnel et Walker’s Mighty fine Cocoa dusted almonds to Luxury French Tea from Mariage Freres, ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 21st, 2022: Supporting the spirit of togetherness and community that Ramadan represents, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has successfully concluded its special Ramadan Sports Tournament on April 19 at Brighton College in Dubai. The tournament featured various sporting activities, including football, badminton and padel tennis. Winners and runner ups were awarded medals by Fahad Al Hassawi. CEO at du. As a leading organisation, du has always stressed the importance of health and fitness and facilitated events that inspire team members to engage in an active lifestyle. Aligning with the telco’s #RamadanInYou campaign, the Ramadan Spo ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 21, April 2022: As part of the Majid Al Futtaim ecosystem, Crate and Barrel has partnered with six children’s charities this Ramadan to support vulnerable families with access to the basics of food, shelter, health and education.    Working together with other Majid Al Futtaim brands, Crate and Barrel is offering customers the opportunity to give back to their surrounding communities by donating through the SHARE app or at store cashiers. Amongst its chosen charities are Emirates Red Crescent, Senses Centre, Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, Al Jalila Foundation, Make-A-Wish and Dubai Cares.   Using Majid Al Futtaim&r ......read more

Non-oil trade between UAE and Japan grows by 17.4% to reach AED 47 billion in 2021 Abu Dhabi, 21 April 2022: H.E. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, held a meeting with Mr. Kenji Ota, General Manager, Chairman of the Japanese Business Council (JBC) in Dubai; and a number of Council members. The meeting saw the two sides discuss ways to enhance business partnerships between Japanese companies and their UAE counterparts, develop Japanese investments in the UAE, and promote the exchange of knowledge and technology between the two sides. During the meeting, H.E. Al Zeyoudi underlined the strength and vitality of the existing bilateral and economic relation ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 21 April, 2022:  The Abu Dhabi Awards, a Government initiative that honours unsung heroes who have selflessly dedicated their time to helping others and positively impacted the nation, has announced that nominations are now open for its 11th edition. Reflecting the Holy Month of Ramadan’s values of compassion and giving, people from across the UAE are encouraged to nominate their heroes from a range of diverse communities to celebrate the spirit of selflessness and giving in the UAE, while commemorating the legacy of the nation’s late Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Since its inception in 2005, the Abu Dhabi Awards has recognised 92 u ......read more

H.E. Al Falasi: South Korea is a major partner of the UAE in the field of entrepreneurship and the MoU will enhance the role of SMEs in the two countries in increasing trade & investment exchanges Abu Dhabi, 21 April 2022 - The UAE Ministry of Economy (MoE) and the Korea Federation of SMEs (KBIZ)  signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance joint cooperation between the two countries in the development of entrepreneurship and to strengthen partnerships between SMEs. The MoU was signed by H.E. Abdullah Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy; and H.E. Kim Ki-mun, Chairman of KBIZ, in the presence of H.E. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entr ......read more

- Students from 20 schools across 14 countries took part in the challenge - Winning UAE team proposed creative mobility solutions for UAE’s elderly population - Otis mentors worked with this next generation of innovators to develop new solutions    Dubai, UAE - April 21, 2022 – Otis Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: OTIS), the world’s leading company for elevator and escalator manufacturing, installation and service, has named GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis as the EMEA region winner of its second annual Made to Move Communities™ global challenge.   Otis’ Made to Move Communities challenge partnered with students around ......read more

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – April 21, 2022:  Etihad Engineering, one of the world’s leading maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services providers, has signed a Component Agreement with Touchdown Aviation (TDA), a global specialist in the supply, loan, exchange, and repair of aircraft components.  As part of the agreement, TDA will provide Etihad Engineering supply chain solutions locally in Abu Dhabi, to ensure the availability of high demanded aircraft parts. Frederic Dupont, Vice President Technical Sales & Customer Service, Etihad Engineering said: “As we continue to expand our components repair capabilities, we are delighted to have signed ......read more

Try the new Cookies ‘N Cream shake available for a limited time and donate for a cause UAE - 21, April 2022: Shake Shack® has kicked off its first Great Shake Sale – a company-wide initiative to raise awareness and funds to support humanitarian causes in the UAE and other GCC markets. The initiative is currently running throughout the Ramadan and Eid al Fitr season, until 7 May.  As part of the Great Shake Sale, Shake Shack is introducing a new featured shake, Cookies ‘N Cream, available for a limited time. Shake Shack guests who donate AED 10 to support the Emirates Red Crescent will receive a bounce back voucher for any complimentary hand-spun shake, re ......read more

Organised by the Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah), event featured panel discussion exploring the present and future of the rapidly growing industry in the UAE Sharjah, April 20, 2022 The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah) hosted a distinguished group of local and federal government officials, prominent business leaders and key partners to discuss ‘Investment Opportunities in Virtual Assets’ at the 8th annual edition of the Sharjah Economic Ramadan Majlis (SERM), which took place yesterday (Tuesday) at the House of Wisdom in Sharjah.  The event was held in the presence of H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Ma ......read more

• Promotion period: 21 April 2022 to 03 May 2022  • Participating outlets: All Malabar Gold & Diamonds outlets in the Middle East, Far East & USA • Main attraction: Customers to get assured Gold Coins on Gold & Diamond Jewellery Purchase • Offers:   o Free one gram gold coin on purchase of diamond jewellery worth AED 5000 o Free ½ gram gold coin on purchase of diamond jewellery worth AED 3000 o Pay 10% & get gold rate protection on jewellery until 03rd May 2022 o Special Buy counters with attractive discounts    • Unveiled the latest collection of jewellery specially designed for the festive sea ......read more

Come Witness This Year’s Most Awaited Musical Extravaganza at IIFA Rocks 2022   Performances by Honey Singh, Guru Randhawa, Neha Kakkar, Devi Sri Prasad,  Dhvani Bhanushali, Tanishk Bagchi and many more at the 22nd Edition of IIFA at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi    Karan Johar & Parineeti Chopra to Host this Year’s IIFA Rocks     IIFA Rocks Tickets on Sale From - 20th April 2022!     • International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend & Awards Will Be Staged in UAE Capital As IIFA Unites the World to Showcase Cinematic Excellence • IIFA ROCKS is set to thrill fans with its 22nd edition in Yas ......read more

JLL releases its Q1 2022 UAE Market Overview Year Report Dubai, UAE – 20 April 2022: Supported by the Expo event and returning international visitors, the UAE’s hotel market performed strongly in the first quarter of this year, according to JLL’s Q1 2022 UAE market overview report.  The uplift in overall performance was primarily driven by beachfront and luxury developments, which have been benefitting from strong leisure demand. Also, both upper-upscale and midscale hotels saw higher average daily rates (ADR).  Khawar Khan, Head of Research for the Middle East, Africa & Turkey region at JLL said, “Post-pandemic, operators may look towards ......read more

Look forward to daily entertainment at the iconic Festival Bay, which is bound to make every night as memorable as can be   Dubai Festival City Mall will be serving complimentary Arabic coffee and dates, a central part of Arab culture for centuries   Dubai, UAE - 20 April 2022:  Dubai Festival City Mall, part of Al-Futtaim Malls, is ready to welcome Ramadan at Ripe by the Bay with a family-friendly line-up of themed activities for all.    Introduced by the city’s favourite SME shopping platform Ripe Market, the Ripe By The Bay runs daily until May 2022 across the iconic Festival Bay. The market brings the best of family-friendly al fresco fun ......read more

MEET THE NEW SCENTS OF SPRING From reimagined classics to new, niche launches, discover the latest fragrances at THAT Concept Store   Miller Harris The iconic collections of Miller Harris never disappoint. Comprised of 4 unique collections, each is crafted with the finest natural ingredients that utilize precious botanicals giving way to unique fragrances of depth and beauty. Discover an array of scents for all seasons and occasions, with notes from the citrusy fresh, to the floral and woody.  Please find attached cut-outs, editorial images, and product descriptions here. Azaleo Bohemian-inspired brand, Azaleo celebrates the free-spirited and adventurous side of life w ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 20 April 2022:  Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Frontline Heroes Office, has said the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is a genuine symbol of goodness, philanthropy and mercy, and that his humanitarian and charitable works assisted people in need across the world.   In a statement on the occasion of Zayed Humanitarian Day, which falls on 19th of Ramadan every year, Sheikh Sultan said the people of the UAE recall with loyalty and pride the humanitarian values established by the founding father of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. "He championed the ideals of giving, compassion and extendin ......read more

LG offers your favorite Ramadan TV shows with greater immersion through a range of OLED TVs  Dubai, UAE, April 20, 2022: Ramadan is a time of reconnecting with family, creating new memories and sharing in the experience of the Holy Month. This time of year is also when families sit down together to watch various shows and specially made TV series and with LG Electronics (LG) range of OLED TVs they are more immersive than ever.  LG has been redefining the viewing experience for millions of people around the world for decades and with its new 4K and 8K OLED TV models it delivers advanced new features that bring shows, movies, and games to life in greater detail. The LG OLED T ......read more

• Over 30 commercial flights will test a range of operational efficiencies and technologies, including contrail prevention systems with SATAVIA • Coinciding with Earth Day, the test flights are part of Etihad’s overarching sustainability strategy, incorporating the Greenliner and Sustainable50 programmes • Operated on Etihad’s fleet of fuel-efficient aircraft, spearheaded by the signature Boeing 787-10 ‘Etihad Greenliner’, and Etihad’s newest aircraft, the Airbus A350-1000 ‘Sustainable 50’     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – April 20, 2022:  Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab E ......read more

Dubai, UAE – 20, April 2022 – Looking for the perfect gift to mark the end of Ramadan? Here are the gift ideas from Sony Middle East & Africa’s latest products.    Sony LinkBuds: Never Off The brand new truly wireless LinkBuds are the perfect gift for your Gen Z kids. Featuring a unique open ring design with audio transparency, the LinkBuds link online and offline worlds for a ‘Never Off’ wearing experience. Powered by sensor and spatial sound technologies, the LinkBuds is creating new sound experiences such as AR gaming, new work from home experiences, sound AR navigation, and quick access to music. Priced at AED 849, Sony LinkBuds are a ......read more

20 April 2022 – Over the past couple of years, Guinness World Records™ witnessed an exceptional interest in the world record title of Tallest stack of M&M's®, which has just been topped up by an additional piece to become 7 in total, as achieved by Ibrahim Sadeq, a 29 years old from Iraq. In a video of unbelievable gravity-defying way, Sadeq was able to stack the 7 chocolate sweets on top of each other in no more than 2 minutes. An attempt that took so much more to be achieved by the previous record holders over the years. “I am using a mix of mind and body focus but people usually define it as a gravity defying act,” said the Iraqi national from his ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dubai 20 April, 2022: Latifa Hospital for Women and Children has appointed Dr. Fadi Mirza as the Head of its Obstetrics Department. Dr. Fadi Mirza is an internationally acclaimed Maternal Fetal Medicine physician with a strong academic background. He joins Latifa Hospital after an illustrious career at Columbia University Medical Center in the Unites States and the American University of Beirut Medical Center in Lebanon. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) in both Obstetrics and Gynecology as well Maternal Fetal Medicine, and he is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Dr Muna T ......read more

Announcements   • UFC announced an exciting debut for this weekend’s card, as Irishman Dean Barry will be fighting against Mike Jackson.  o See the full card here.   • UFC announced two very exciting fights coming up in the next two months:  o An all-European light heavyweight main event as Jan Blachowicz takes on Aleksander Rakic on May 14. Find the announcement here. o Alexander Volkov returns to action as he faces Jairzinho Rozenstruik on June 4. See the announcement here.   UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: LUQUE vs. MUHAMMAD – Review    • Saturday’s main event saw Belal Muhammad defeat Vincente Luque a ......read more

Winkelmann: “Every month the orders we take outstrip our production” Dubai, UAE, 19 April 2022 – Lamborghini continued to soar in the first quarter of 2022, with a total of 2,539 vehicles delivered globally, making Q1 the company’s best-ever quarter. The figure was up by 5% on the same period in 2021 and 31% on 2020. The result comes on the back of 2021’s record-breaking figures in terms of sales (8,405 units), turnover (€1.95 billion) and profitability (up by 20.2%).  Stephan Winkelmann, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, commented: “We’ve made a solid start to a year that will bring new challenges on a global scale. Des ......read more

Airbus will handle materials services including on-site stock at Air Cairo’s main base and outstations, as well as components repairs, logistics and component engineering.   Airbus’ material solution will allow Air Cairo to minimize capital expenditure thanks to reduced upfront investments and secured maintenance costs. Airbus’ FHS will also maximize Air Cairo’s aircraft availability through spare parts availability and components reliability expertise.     More than 1,200 aircraft worldwide are currently being supported by Airbus’ Flight Hour Services which are proving more relevant than ever in post-crisis times when airlines need ......read more

April 19, 2022:   Desperately needed rains across the Horn of Africa have so far failed to materialise, almost a month into the current rainy season, and if these conditions continue, along with stagnant and even decreasing humanitarian aid, the number of hungry people due to drought could spiral from the currently estimated 14 million to 20 million through 2022, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today.  With Somalia facing the risk of famine, half a million Kenyans one step away from catastrophic levels of hunger and malnutrition rates in Ethiopia well above emergency thresholds, time is fast running out for families who are struggling to survive. &nb ......read more

NIRANJAN GIDWANI CONSULTANT DIRECTOR | MEMBER UAE SUPERBRANDS COUNCIL | CHARTER MEMBER TIE DUBAI Welcome to the world of a progressively growing “unboxed” or “refurbed” market. This now spans across product categories ranging from electronics to wearables, home appliances, furniture, apparel, and even footwear. This article aims to focus mainly on the electronics, mobility, and appliances segment. Apart from a host of specialized sellers who sell via their own platforms, or through offline stores, this seconds market, also called the “Reverse ecommerce market” has generated a good amount of interest from ecommerce giants like Amazon, Back Market ......read more

- BEHNOODE Gives Quintessence a New Meaning by Embracing Imperfections - -All proceeds from the collection will go to BEHNOODE Foundation to support the current humanitarian crisis in Ukraine- Dubai, UAE - April 19, 2022 - Homegrown Middle Eastern Luxury Fashion House BEHNOODE launches a special 3-piece menswear collection to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan featuring Nicolas, an inspiring 27- year-old battling autism.    The luxury fashion house has not limited itself to collaborating with only elite models and celebrities. Instead, BEHNOODE intends to collaborate with everyone. “Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. I have always believed that beauty lies in the ......read more

UAE’s largest K-Beauty brand introduces six must-haves for the perfect summer routine!     April 19, 2022 - Dubai, UAE:   Summer calls for more time on the beach but also extra special care for the largest organ of your body – your skin! Fret not, as The Face Shop has you covered from head to toe (literally). Avoid the hassle of sunburns, patchiness, peeling skin, and more with a simple upgrade to your skincare routine. Beat the heat and embrace the sun, whilst keeping your skin protected from damaging UV rays and hydrated through and through.    The Face Shop, UAE’s largest K-Beauty skincare and cosmetics brand has come up wit ......read more

Dubai – 19 April 2022: On the occasion of Zayed Humanitarian Day, which is observed annually on 19 Ramadan, Dubai Customs intensified its charitable and voluntary initiatives that support all segments of society during the holy month of Ramadan. The Department’s initiatives targeted 49,000 beneficiaries from various categories (elder citizens, orphans, needy families, workers), in addition to initiatives and special events designed exclusively for the employees. The humanitarian and charitable initiatives meant to deepen compassion and community interaction and enhance the culture of giving that is deeply rooted in the United Arab Emirates. Various initiatives in Ramadan ......read more

• Preliminary indications by the SCCI show significant growth in sales and a rebound in the markets since the festival's launch • The festival drew thousands of tourists, visitors, and shoppers to the emirate raising hotel occupancy rates and retail sales to unprecedented levels   Sharjah, 19th April 2022:  The 32nd Sharjah Ramadan Festival is currently underway, with preliminary indications from the event's organizer, the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), showing significant growth in sales and a rebound in the markets since the festival's launch two weeks ago.   The festive atmosphere, various promotions, and entertainment ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 19 April 2022: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, one of the world’s leading literary events, is celebrating the success of its 14th edition (3-13 February 2022), which showed recovery from the effects of the pandemic and record numbers of competition entries. In total more than 105,000 people engaged with the Festival, in person or through its virtual offering.    Over the 11 days of the Festival, a total of 181 authors representing 47 nationalities took to the stage at the Habtoor City Hotels, evenly split between Arab and non Arab writers and with a 100 per cent increase on author numbers from the previous year. The number of Emirati authors inclu ......read more

LA VACANZA INTRODUCING LA VACANZA - THE MAX&Co. SUMMER CAPSULE WITH ARTIST ISABELLA COTIER For SS22, MAX&Co. debuts its new &Co.llaboration design partnerships. The project kicks of with a capsule, titled La Vacanza, designed in partnership with Florence-based artist Isabella Cotier, known for her playful, colourful style. A joyful love letter to Italian summers, Cotier’s irreverent illustrations capture postcard-perfect scenes, from tables full of food and drink to nights spent dancing and girls zipping around on pushbikes. These are found splashed on new takes on the signature MAX&Co. logo tee, plus two scarves. “I wanted to celebrate the traditio ......read more

Recognising talent and investing in the skills and the future of young creatives   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 19, April, 2022:  As part of its commitment to empower youth to realise their dreams and ambitions, the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) announces the application deadlines for its four ADMAF Awards totaling AED 90,000.  Her Excellency Huda I. AlKhamis-Kanoo, Founder of Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation, Founder and Artistic Director of Abu Dhabi Festival said: “We continue our long-standing commitment to rewarding excellence among our nation’s youth in their passionate pursuit of creativity and innovation in the a ......read more

Dubai, 19 April 2022: The Rental Dispute Center in Dubai (RDC), the judicial arm of Dubai Land Department (DLD), has received a donation of AED 1 million from the Abdul Qader Sankari & Sons Group, for the benefit of the Yad Al Khair (Hand of Giving) Committee at RDC to assist with humanitarian cases affected by rental lawsuits and the judicial rulings issued by the centre. His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of Dubai Land Department, and His Excellency Judge Abdulqader Mousa, Director of RDC, received the amount from the donor. His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren valued this step that emphasises the culture of charitable work in the holy month of Ra ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 19, 2022: The Department of Radiology at Rashid Hospital obtained an international accreditation from the American College of Radiology making Rashid Hospital the first government hospital to obtain this accreditation at an international level and in second place after Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.  The American College of Radiology follows a set of strict procedures and standards before granting such an accreditation. The accreditation reflects the rapid development of the Department of Radiology, the level of equipment and technologies it possesses, as well as safety and security factors, in addition to highly skilled radiologists and technicians ......read more

Dubai, UAE: 18 April 2022 – The 1 Billion Meals initiative, the largest campaign of its kind in the region to provide food support to underprivileged and vulnerable communities in 50 countries, is supported by the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) and a group of international, regional and local partners. The partners play a role in its various operations aimed at providing the equivalent of one billion meals to less fortunate people, especially children, refugees, displaced persons, and those affected by humanitarian crises and natural disasters around the world. This partnership is an extension to the existing joint efforts between Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum G ......read more

Dubai, 18 April 2022:  Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Nissan, INFINITI and Renault in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, is delighted to announce that it was awarded the eighth consecutive annual Specialized Retail Sector award by Dubai Economy during the 28th Business Excellence Awards. This year’s win represents a monumental moment of pride as it is the first time all three brands were collectively recognized for their excellence. To win this award, all Nissan, INFINITI and Renault showrooms and centers in Dubai and Sharjah achieved a perfect score year-round. This win recognizes and celebrates Arabian ......read more

Interview with Dubai Cares Spokesperson: Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, Commissioner General for the Dubai Cares Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai and Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman of Dubai Cares Question 1:  Why is Expo an important platform for Dubai Cares?  Answer 1:  The Dubai Cares Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai represents much more than a dedicated space for an organization that is participating in this much-awaited global event. It embodies the deep-rooted values of generosity and far-sightedness that are so entrenched in the UAE culture and is a showcase of the tireless efforts of our country’s leadership and people in contributing towards an equitable and inclusiv ......read more

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