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• The conference is the largest global platform and gathering in 2025 aimed at encouraging international dialogue on biodiversity, climate change and sustainability• The conference attracts approximately 15,000 participants from more than 160 countries around the world, including government leaders, specialists and experts• The confe... ... Read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2 June 2023: Back in 2009 when the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation was formed, the UAE was without a single nuclear energy engineer. ENEC wasn’t concerned however, as it followed the UAE’s leading approach to developing the national talent, and with it the national intellect, it would need to ensure the sustainable s... ... Read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 02 June 2023: 42 Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital’s innovative and disruptive coding school that provides a unique peer-to-peer, gamified learning methodology, hosted the second edition of its most-awaited chess tournament in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Chess Club & Mind games. The tournament was held in 42 Abu Dhabi’s ca... ... Read more
Dubai – June 01, 2023: TCL, the world's top 2 TV brand and top 1 98-inch TV brand, today unveiled its latest multi-category products for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) market at an exclusive launch event in Dubai. TCL also announced its partnership with Arsenal Football Club as the Official Regional Consumer Electronics Partner of the C... ... Read more
• Through this MoU, ADU and Danat Al Emarat Hospital will exchange knowledge and expertise to equip students with valuable skills and enhance their employability prospects UAE, Abu Dhabi, 31 May 2023: In line with Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) commitment to providing students with a well-rounded educational experience, ADU and Danat ... ... Read more
For sun seekers and daydreamers, embrace the summer season with the new Pandora Moments collection..  . Pandora welcomes the bright new energy of the summer, launching symbols of the golden season: a collection of personal emblems designed to define and inspire for the season ahead..  . New symbols for the season. The new collection is fu... ... Read more
30 May 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation’s (ADMAF) Riwaq Al Adab Wal Kitab initiative witnessed a large turnout of cultural enthusiasts and visitors to its cultural programme entitled ‘Poems Do Not Die’ held in partnership with the Emirates Writers Union, Nabati Publishing and Al Dhabi Publishing duri... ... Read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 30 May 2023: The Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) has announced it is now accepting applications for the 2023 Gulf Capital - ADMAF Creativity Award.  Established in partnership with the region’s leading alternative investment firm Gulf Capital in 2006, the award recognises creative excellence... ... Read more
• The simultaneous kidney ‘swap’ transplant saves three lives • Paired Kidney Donation Program matches live kidney donors, shortens donor waiting lists and ensures better outcomes • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, which is one of the UAE’s leading multi-organ transplant centers, pioneers this unique procedure&... ... Read more
Abu Dhabi, 30th May 2023: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), has issued Resolution No. (3) of 2023 on the policy of protected areas in Abu Dhabi, in line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed ... ... Read more
Under the theme of: Concrete in hot weather, building for tomorrow, innovations in sustainable design and 3D printing of smart construction  • The event was sponsored by several international and national industrial companies including: Schwarzwälder Textil-Werke Heinrich Kautzmann GmbH (STW) Germany, KTI Plersch Kältetechn... ... Read more
WITH A STAR-STUDDED MEGA CELEBRATION FOR ITS 23RD EDITION AT YAS ISLAND, ABU DHABI, #IIFA2023 BROUGHT THE BEST OF INDIAN CINEMA. HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE EVENING OF NEXA IIFA AWARDS 2023 HRITHIK ROSHAN WINS BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (MALE) FOR VIKRAM VEDHA JAYANTILAL GADA ACCEPTS THE AWARD ON BEHALF OF ALIA BHATT AS SHE WINS THE BEST ACTOR IN A LEAD... ... Read more
SOBHA REALTY IIFA ROCKS 2023: THE BEST OF MUSIC AND FASHION, ALL ON ONE STAGE ON 26TH MAY 2023HOSTS: FARAH KHAN & RAJKUMMAR RAO . PERFORMERS: AMIT TRIVEDI, BADSHAH, SUNIDHI CHAUHAN, SUKHBIR SINGH, PALAK MUCHHAL & IULIA VANTURWINNERS OF TECHNICAL AWARDS FOR THE 23RD EDITION OF IIFA 2023GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI BAGS 3 AWARDS FOLLOWED BY BHOOL... ... Read more
SOBHA REALTY IIFA ROCKS 2023: THE BEST OF MUSIC AND FASHION, ALL ON ONE STAGE ON 26TH MAY 2023HOSTS: FARAH KHAN & RAJKUMMAR RAO . PERFORMERS: AMIT TRIVEDI, BADSHAH, SUNIDHI CHAUHAN, SUKHBIR SINGH, PALAK MUCHHAL & IULIA VANTURWINNERS OF TECHNICAL AWARDS FOR THE 23RD EDITION OF IIFA 2023GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI BAGS 3 AWARDS FOLLOWED BY BHOOL... ... Read more


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The School has expanded its innovative Master’s Programs to stay at the forefront of the technological landscape   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 07 June 2023: His Excellency Abdulla Mohamed Al Mazrui, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI), said: “The Abu Dhabi School of Management (ADSM) is one of the Chamber’s leading institutions, which was established in 2011. The School is considered one of the most distinguished educational institutions, which focuses on fostering innovation and scientific research in the field of economy and development, and nurturing human capital in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the UAE, and the Arab Gulf region. It ......read more

• John Stones (The Barnsley Beckenbauer), Nathan Ake (The Flying Dutchman) and Aymeric Laporte (Captain Aymerica) take to the skies as Boeing-787 simulator pilots    • Each player takes control of a simulator cockpit to record the fastest landing at one of Etihad Airways new destination routes including Copenhagen, Lisbon and Kolkata   • New video reveals how The Barnsley Beckenbauer topped the leader board to add his honorary wings to an ever-growing trophy cabinet   • View the video on Etihad’s YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/mW1YHU2Qjts     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – After proving he can ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 6th June 2023: To mark World Environment Day on June 5th as it aims to #Beat Plastic Pollution, and a year after the ban on single-use plastic bags came into effect, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) confirmed that more than 172 million single-use plastic grocery bags have been prevented from entering the environment. The ban was enacted on June 1st, 2022, and, to date, 450,000 single-use plastic bags have been saved each day. The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi launched its comprehensive Single-Use Plastic Policy in 2020 as a move to reduce the reliance on single-use plastic items and to foster a culture of sustainability and recycling in the emirate of Abu Dha ......read more

Ahead of World Brain Tumor Day [June 8], neuro-oncologist from global health system says benign and cancerous tumors can have the same symptoms, although cancerous tumors are rare      June 6, 2023, CLEVELAND: Ahead of World Brain Tumor Day, an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic is urging individuals not to ignore prolonged or unexplained neurological symptoms as these could be caused by a benign or, much more rarely, cancerous brain tumor, in which case early diagnosis and treatment could significantly improve outcomes. “The vast majority of brain tumors are benign, but the symptoms of benign and cancerous tumors can be exactly the same,” sa ......read more

Premier League champions climb to number one position in Brand Finance Football 50 2023 Report   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 6 June 2023: Manchester City has been named the most valuable football club brand in the world. The Club has topped the Brand Finance Football 50 2023 Report for the first time.  The report details a 34% positive growth in City’s brand value since the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Premier League champions overtaking Real Madrid for the top position. This is the first time an English club has held the number one spot in six years.  A decade of dominance on the pitch and the highest revenue of any of club in the report were outlined as key drivers for Ci ......read more

05 June 2023:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an expected strengthening of airline industry profitability in an upgrade of its outlook for 2023. Highlights include: Airline industry net profits are expected to reach $9.8 billion in 2023 (1.2% net profit margin) which is more than double the previous forecast of $4.7 billion (December 2022). Airline industry operating profits are expected to reach $22.4 billion in 2023, much improved over the December forecast of a $3.2 billion operating profit. It is also more than double the $10.1 billion operating profit estimated for 2022. Some 4.35 billion people are expected to travel in 2023, which is closin ......read more

 Tickets go on general sale at 10 a.m. CEST on Friday, June 23      Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation, today confirmed its return to Paris, France, on Saturday, September 2, at the Accor Arena, continuing its commitment to bring world-class MMA events to the nation’s capital.    Tickets for the landmark event will go on general sale at 10 a.m. CEST on Friday, June 23, via Accor Arena. Fight Club members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets early at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, whilst those who registered their interest early in this event will gain access at 10 a.m. ......read more

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – June 05, 2023: CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi announces the return of 'Ladies Night' this Thursday, June 8th, running from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. CLYMB Abu Dhabi’s fan-favorite monthly event delights ladies and their friends every second Thursday of the month with an exclusive evening featuring two record-breaking experiences and in total privacy, where female guests can enjoy an unforgettable sporting experience at the UAE’s ultimate indoor adventure hub. Ladies at CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi will have the opportunity to challenge themselves by embarking on a one-hour climbing experience, allowing them to push their limits for a unique advent ......read more

4 June 2023:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) unveiled a series of roadmaps aimed at providing step-by-step detailing of critical actions and dependencies for aviation to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. These roadmaps address aircraft technology, energy infrastructure, operations, finance, and policy considerations leading to net zero.   With the adoption of a Long Term Aspirational Goal (LTAG) at ICAO’s 41st Assembly, governments and industry are aligned to reach the same net zero CO2 emissions goal by 2050. As policy initiatives lay the foundation on which many of the needed innovations and actions will rest, these roadmaps will be a crit ......read more

• The conference is the largest global platform and gathering in 2025 aimed at encouraging international dialogue on biodiversity, climate change and sustainability • The conference attracts approximately 15,000 participants from more than 160 countries around the world, including government leaders, specialists and experts • The conference aims to develop a global agenda for preserving biodiversity and the environment to contribute to protecting the planet in light of local and global challenges   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2 June 2023: UAE has won the bid to host the World Conservation Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 2025 in Abu ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2 June 2023: Back in 2009 when the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation was formed, the UAE was without a single nuclear energy engineer. ENEC wasn’t concerned however, as it followed the UAE’s leading approach to developing the national talent, and with it the national intellect, it would need to ensure the sustainable success of its civil nuclear energy program. Fast forward to today and not only does the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program have hundreds of UAE Nationals with nuclear engineering degrees, but it has now added a further 39 certified UAE National nuclear operators to the 30 UAE National nuclear operators that have certified since 2020.  Th ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 02 June 2023: 42 Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital’s innovative and disruptive coding school that provides a unique peer-to-peer, gamified learning methodology, hosted the second edition of its most-awaited chess tournament in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Chess Club & Mind games. The tournament was held in 42 Abu Dhabi’s campus on the 1st of June 2023, in the presence of world-renowned chess champions. The tournament served as an interactive learning opportunity for 42 Abu Dhabi students to witness first-hand some of the most advanced strategies used in professional chess. During the tournament, 42 Abu Dhabi students competed with internationally recognized champi ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 01 June 2023 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has participated as a strategic partner in the second edition of the “Make it in the Emirates” forum. This prominent event revolved around the theme of “Investment, Sustainability, and Growth.” As one of the most significant industrial gatherings in the UAE, as well as the wider Middle East and North Africa region, the forum brought together key decision-makers and officials in industrial and technology sectors at regional and international levels, along with financial institutions, investors, and leading industrial companies from both the public and private sectors in the UAE.   Commenting o ......read more

Dubai – June 01, 2023: TCL, the world's top 2 TV brand and top 1 98-inch TV brand, today unveiled its latest multi-category products for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) market at an exclusive launch event in Dubai. TCL also announced its partnership with Arsenal Football Club as the Official Regional Consumer Electronics Partner of the Club, with the event being highlighted by a special appearance by Arsenal Legend, Robert Pires.  From stunning picture quality with its 2023 C Series Mini LED and QLED TVs and an exciting range of upgraded domestic appliances and air conditioners to enable a healthier and more convenient lifestyle, TCL’s latest product line-up unders ......read more

• Through this MoU, ADU and Danat Al Emarat Hospital will exchange knowledge and expertise to equip students with valuable skills and enhance their employability prospects   UAE, Abu Dhabi, 31 May 2023: In line with Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) commitment to providing students with a well-rounded educational experience, ADU and Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the University’s College of Health Sciences in enhancing the training programs in the field of health sciences as well as the students’ employability.   The MoU aims to facilitate student placements, offer training programs ......read more

For sun seekers and daydreamers, embrace the summer season with the new Pandora Moments collection.   Pandora welcomes the bright new energy of the summer, launching symbols of the golden season: a collection of personal emblems designed to define and inspire for the season ahead.   New symbols for the season The new collection is full of energy and mysticism with symbols representing the essence of summer, drawing inspiration from the celestial and animal world.   Crafted as connecting charms in 14k gold plating and sterling silver, sun and moon symbols capture the radiance of positivity, light and new hope. The pairing of opposites is also incorporated in the collecti ......read more

 Etihad Airways ranked third in Airline Ratings’ ‘Top 10 Airlines’ globally   Abu Dhabi, UAE - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has been named Environmental Airline of the Year 2023 for the second year running in the prestigious Airline Ratings awards.   The awards, which acknowledge the best of the aviation industry, and ranks airlines on their innovation, route networks and safety score against a strict assessment criteria, recognised Etihad for its commitment to sustainable aviation through innovation and collaboration, along with its dedication to drive change and results from Abu Dhabi, or the world.    As well ......read more

30 May 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation’s (ADMAF) Riwaq Al Adab Wal Kitab initiative witnessed a large turnout of cultural enthusiasts and visitors to its cultural programme entitled ‘Poems Do Not Die’ held in partnership with the Emirates Writers Union, Nabati Publishing and Al Dhabi Publishing during the 32nd edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.     The 8th edition of the enlightening initiative saw the launch of 14 literary publications, a line-up of panel discussions, literary workshops, and exclusive book signings take place, featuring more than 30 prominent writers and intellectuals from the UAE and the ......read more

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 30 May 2023: The Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) has announced it is now accepting applications for the 2023 Gulf Capital - ADMAF Creativity Award.  Established in partnership with the region’s leading alternative investment firm Gulf Capital in 2006, the award recognises creative excellence among youth in the performing arts.  Submissions are open to individuals and groups with at least one Emirati national member, aged 18 to 35, who create an outstanding performance piece in the genre of music, dance, or theatre. Finalists will have the exciting opportunity to perform before a live audience and compete for a 20k AED cash p ......read more

• The simultaneous kidney ‘swap’ transplant saves three lives  • Paired Kidney Donation Program matches live kidney donors, shortens donor waiting lists and ensures better outcomes  • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, which is one of the UAE’s leading multi-organ transplant centers, pioneers this unique procedure   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. May 30, 2023: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a Mubadala Health partner, played a major role in a groundbreaking triple ‘kidney swap’ transplant case in the UAE where three patients received life-saving organs under Abu Dhabi’s Paired Kidney Donation Program. The program works with ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 30th May 2023: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), has issued Resolution No. (3) of 2023 on the policy of protected areas in Abu Dhabi, in line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and in alignment with 2023 being declared the UAE’s Year of Sustainability.  Abu Dhabi is a leader on the federal and regional levels in terms of establishing and managing natural reserves, which are the most effective tool for protecting biodiversity. The marine reserves in the emirate form 14 per cen ......read more

Under the theme of: Concrete in hot weather, building for tomorrow, innovations in sustainable design and 3D printing of smart construction    • The event was sponsored by several international and national industrial companies including: Schwarzwälder Textil-Werke Heinrich Kautzmann GmbH (STW) Germany, KTI Plersch Kältetechnik, Germany, VIP-Various Ice Product (UAE) and Transgulf Readymix Concrete (UAE)   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 29 May 2023: Building on the success of the three previous editions, Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) College of Engineering (CoE) hosted the 4th ADU-ASU Research Forum 2023, under the theme of ‘Concrete in Hot Weather: Buil ......read more

WITH A STAR-STUDDED MEGA CELEBRATION FOR ITS 23RD EDITION AT YAS ISLAND, ABU DHABI, #IIFA2023 BROUGHT THE BEST OF INDIAN CINEMA. HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE EVENING OF NEXA IIFA AWARDS 2023 HRITHIK ROSHAN WINS BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (MALE) FOR VIKRAM VEDHA JAYANTILAL GADA ACCEPTS THE AWARD ON BEHALF OF ALIA BHATT AS SHE WINS THE BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (FEMALE) FOR GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI R MADHAVAN WINS THE BEST DIRECTION CATEGORY FOR ROCKETRY: THE NAMBI EFFECT SPECIAL AWARD: OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN REGIONAL CINEMA: RITEISH & GENELIA A.R RAHMAN PRESENTS THE OUTSTANDING AWARD TO MR. KAMAL HAASAN FOR HIS ‘OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN INDIAN CINEMA’ DESIGNER MA ......read more

SOBHA REALTY IIFA ROCKS 2023: THE BEST OF MUSIC AND FASHION, ALL ON ONE STAGE ON 26TH MAY 2023 HOSTS: FARAH KHAN & RAJKUMMAR RAO  PERFORMERS: AMIT TRIVEDI, BADSHAH, SUNIDHI CHAUHAN, SUKHBIR SINGH, PALAK MUCHHAL & IULIA VANTUR WINNERS OF TECHNICAL AWARDS FOR THE 23RD EDITION OF IIFA 2023 GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI BAGS 3 AWARDS FOLLOWED BY BHOOL BHULAIYAA 2 WITH 2 AWARDS EXCLUSIVE FIRST-TIME SHOWCASE OF A FASHION SHOW BY WORLD-RENOWNED DESIGNER MANISH MALHOTRA   26th May 2023, Abu Dhabi: Yas Island in Abu Dhabi was the site of the stunning IIFA Rocks 2022, which brought together splendour, luxury, and octane on one platform. Sobha Realty IIFA Rocks is Co-Presented by ......read more

● First Time These Extraordinary Pieces Have Been Displayed Anywhere in the World ● Invite-Only Exhibition at Mina A’Salam a Testament to Tanishq’s Mission of Championing the Best in Jewellery Design and Quality   Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  An exhibition of some of the rarest diamond jewellery and precious gemstones in the world was unveiled today by Indian jewellery brand Tanishq for the very first time in the UAE at the Jumeirah Mina A'Salam.  Ethereal Wonders is an exhibit by Tanishq that features a collection of exquisite diamonds and gemstones, some of which are available for viewing for the first time in over a decade. The colle ......read more

The TT ‘Tourist Trophy’ course is notorious, and for good reason. The first TT Race was held on the Isle of Man in 1907 and featured in the World Championship until 1976. The time trial format race sees the world’s leading road racers tackle the iconic 37¾ mile TT mountain course that has been in use since 1911. Inspired by this legendary event, the white dial design of the Bremont Isle of Man TT Limited Edition is inspired by a high-performance speedometer gauge with a thick black track ring running clockwise from 8 o’clock around to 4 o’clock. Its stainless steel Trip-Tick® case construction with a bi-directional rotating ceramic bezel houses the ......read more

Two-day forum will bring together committed offtake agreements, enablers, incentives, and financing providers to cultivate the industrial sector Abu Dhabi, UAE. 25 May 2023: The second edition of the Make in the Emirates Forum, organized by the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) in partnership the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) and ADNOC, begins next Wednesday 31st May in the UAE capital. Make it in the Emirates, launched under the National Strategy for Industry and Advanced Technology, Operation 300 billion, will take place from 31 May to 1 June at the Abu Dhabi Energy Center. The forum invites senior decision-makers, industry and technology ......read more

IT’S BACK TO YAS ISLAND, ABU DHABI, AS THE ANNUAL EXTRAVAGANZA KICKS OFF THE BIGGEST TWO DAYS OF BOLLYWOOD ENTERTAINMENT SOBHA IIFA ROCKS 2023: THE BEST OF MUSIC AND FASHION, ALL ON ONE STAGE ON 26TH MAY 2023 TO BE HOSTED BY FARAH KHAN & RAJKUMMAR RAO PERFORMANCES BY AMIT TRIVEDI, ALONG WITH SEVERAL POPULAR SINGERS, BADSHAH, SUNIDHI CHAUHAN, NUCLEYA & SUKHBIR SINGH  NEXA IIFA AWARDS 2023: 27TH MAY 2023 TO BE HOSTED BY ABHISHEK BACHCHAN & VICKY KAUSHAL PERFORMANCES BY SALMAN KHAN, JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ, VARUN DHAWAN, KRITI SANON, NORA FATEHI & RAKUL PREET SINGH 25th May 2023, Abu Dhabi: The 23rd edition of the International Indian Film Academy and A ......read more

The MoU aims at fortifying bilateral ties following the success of the PIN Conference Abu Dhabi, May 25, 2023, Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy (AGDA), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Geneva Centre for Security Policy, to solidify its partnership following the success of Processes of International Negotiation (PIN) Conference, which was held for the first time in Abu Dhabi from May 22, 2023 till May 24, 2023. The MoU was signed on May 25, 2023, by His Excellency Nickolay Mladenov, Director General of AGDA and Ambassador Thomas Greminger, Director of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, at the premises of AGDA, in the presence of esteemed representatives and key stakehold ......read more

Arabian Gulf Business Insight reveals the top-rated sovereign wealth funds  • Fitch, S&P, Moody’s rate Abu Dhabi top in the GCC • Saudi Arabia’s diversification helps score, but may be overinvested • Bahrain and Oman are rated comparatively poor   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 25 May, 2023: Arabian Gulf Business Insight (AGBI), a next-generation business news platform, today published findings by the three leading global rating agencies on the sovereign wealth funds (SWF) of the GCC.   UAE capital Abu Dhabi is the highest-rated sovereign in the GCC, while Bahrain and Oman are the only sub-investment grade credit ratings ......read more

• Part of the newly introduced features, the firm allows consumers to edit their orders post completion  • With more than 1000 orders received per day, the retailer even allows the consumer to maintain a digital wallet for quicker transactions   Dubai, UAE:   Dubai based retailer ‘Union Coop’ recently started delivery services for online orders in selected areas of ‘Abu Dhabi’ as well. This means consumers shopping through its Online Store (Smart App) and its web store can now get their orders delivered in regions of Dubai, Sharjah, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman and now Abu Dhabi as well. The cooperative further confirms working in plans ......read more

• The brand achieves impressive performance in 2022, eyes further expansion as it enters new era of growth in the region • Panasonic to open new state-of-the-art Regional Parts Center; Second edition of the Panasonic Influencer Affiliate Program set to launch   Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF) has revealed that it will accelerate its growth strategy for the MEA region.  Underpinned by the brand’s inspiring new global motto — Create Today. Enrich Tomorrow. — Panasonic laid out its plans on expanding its regional market share, eyeing double-digit revenue growth for 2023, as it continues to strengt ......read more

CATRICE introduces its highly anticipated Spring/Summer Collection, designed to help you achieve the perfect summer look. Discover an array of must-have products that guarantee long-lasting wear, effortless application, and a radiant finish. Start your radiant summer look with CATRICE's Glow Super Vitamin Serum is a must-have for Skintellectuals. Enriched with a powerful combination of 2% vitamin C, 8% niacinamide, and 1% vitamin E, this nourishing serum revitalizes your skin. Its lightweight, fragrance-free formula absorbs quickly, providing intense hydration and promoting a healthy, radiant complexion. Experience a flawless, matte complexion that lasts all day with CATRICE's ......read more

24 May 2023 – The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) is participating in the 32nd edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF), a leading knowledge event regionally and globally, which gathers leaders of the knowledge and publication sectors from across the globe annually. The event celebrates the concept of sustainability in line with the declaration of 2023 as the ‘Year of Sustainability’ in the UAE and is taking place from May 22 through May 28, 2023, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The participation of the MBRF in this fair is consistent with its aim to support local, regional, and international knowledge events, as we ......read more

Representatives from 113 Countries and the European Union discuss steps to accelerate the energy transition pathway at IRENA’s 25th Council Meeting   United Arab Emirates, 23 May 2023 – The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) convened Members in Abu Dhabi today for its twenty-fifth Council meeting to outline actionable steps to accelerate a just and inclusive energy transition, six months out from the 28th Climate Change Conference (COP28), which is hosted in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this year.   IRENA’s biannual, two-day meeting, with Antigua and Barbuda serving as Chair and the United States of America as Vice-Chair, showcases how each Member ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE: 22nd  May 2023 – In accordance with its mandate as the legislator and regulator of the energy sector in Abu Dhabi, responsible for issuing strategies, overseeing their implementation, and ensuring the achievement of sustainability and climate neutrality goals, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) organised its first workshop on updating the Abu Dhabi Demand Side Management and Energy Rationalization Strategy 2030. The government entities that participated in the workshop included the Department of Municipalities and Transport, Abu Dhabi City Municipality, Al Ain City Municipality, Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, Al Ain Dist ......read more

The Society has announced MS Strong, a health and wellbeing partnership programme aimed at keeping those affected by Multiple Sclerosis as active as possible, given individual conditions Alongside MS Strong will be an ongoing webinar series called New to MS, which will provide critical medical expertise and advice to those who have recently been diagnosed across the region Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 May 2023: Since the official launch of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) in Abu Dhabi last month, the organisation has been making great strides towards providing targeted support to the UAE community who are affected by the autoimmune disease. After considerable consultation ......read more

23 May 2023:  Bridgestone, a global leader in sustainable mobility and advanced solutions, launched THE LANE CHANGE SONG – a first-of-its-kind radio takeover, to encourage road safety and reduce accidents caused by sudden lane changes on highways in the UAE. The latest initiative coincided with the UN Global Road Safety Week, which was held recently. As part of the initiative, ARN, the UAE's leading radio station group, aired an original track composed by Bridgestone during the week, that encouraged motorists to make safer decisions by highlighting the futility of taking shortcuts on highways. The song was broadcasted as the opening commercial on all ARN stations. Ja ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 23, 2023: al Mawrid Arab Center for the Study of Art at NYU Abu Dhabi will launch its inaugural Arab art archive publication, Story of Water and Fire, on May 24 at 421, and May 25 at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. Authored by poet and art critic May Muzaffar, this publication is a captivating account of the life of two prominent figures in the Iraqi art scene, Muzaffar and artist Rafa Nasiri. Through vivid descriptions and rarely-seen photographs, this book offers a glimpse into the social and artistic milieu of Baghdad from the 1960s to the 1990s, as well as the couple’s travels during this period and their years of exile in Amman and Manama. This book i ......read more

Acquisition will enhance EDGE’s autonomous capabilities and enable access to technology and highly skilled engineers for a wider range of unmanned aerial systems (UAS)    Abu Dhabi, UAE: 23 May, 2023 – EDGE, one of the world's fastest growing and leading advanced technology and defence groups, today announced the acquisition of a majority stake in MARS Robotics, a leader in autonomous robotic solutions based in Jordan. The deal will see EDGE owning 80% of MARS Robotics, enabling the highly skilled and experienced engineering team to work closely with EDGE on a number of exciting projects. MARS Robotics will work closely within EDGE’s Advanced Concepts, which ......read more

17 entrepreneurial programs launched in collaboration with 35 partners during phase I & II of the project Abu Dhabi, 23 May 2023: The Ministry of Economy revealed that it has received 700 applications from startups and SMEs wishing to participate in phase II of The Entrepreneurial Nation programs, between October 2022 and April 2023. The Ministry is currently in the process of shortlisting these applications in accordance with the program’s eligibility criteria. The Ministry explained that 44 of the applications received under phase II of the project pertain to the development of franchise operations of SMEs in the country and supporting their capacities by providing them wit ......read more

- ADQ Named Presenting Partner of The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2023 Featuring the Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves Playing Two Preseason Games  on Oct. 5 and 7 at Etihad Arena on Yas Island - - ADQ Will Support League’s Grassroots Basketball Development Programming in the UAE that Promotes a Healthy and Active Lifestyle - ABU DHABI AND LONDON, May 23, 2023 – ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company, and the National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced a multiyear collaboration to engage fans and youth basketball players in Abu Dhabi.   The agreement makes ADQ the Presenting Partner of The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2023, featuring ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 May 2023: Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company (Tadweer) has announced a new initiative aimed at improving waste segregation and promoting recycling practices throughout the Emirate. The initiative reflects Tadweer's ongoing commitment to making Abu Dhabi and Al Ain two of the cleanest and most sustainable cities in the world. To address the challenges of waste segregation, Tadweer's new strategy includes the rollout of new, larger-capacity green recycling containers in defined, central locations. Green recycling containers are designated for recyclable materials only, while black waste containers will be used for all types of non-reusable waste. To ensure that ......read more

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates– May 22, 2023 – Presight, a G42 company and the region’s leading big data analytics company powered by artificial intelligence, and TOTM Technologies, a global leader in identity management and biometrics, today announced that they will be exhibiting together at ID4Africa 2023. The event will take place from May 23-25 at the Edge Convention Center in Nairobi, Kenya. Presight and TOTM Technologies will be showcasing their joint capabilities in providing end-to-end digital identity solutions which enable agencies to verify users on-the-go based on AI matching of biodata. The companies will also be demonstrating how their solutions can help g ......read more

Dubai - 23, May 2023: The prestigious International Indian Film Academy Awards are making a comeback to Abu Dhabi this month, bringing forth a vibrant celebration of Bollywood. Scheduled to take place on May 26 and 27 at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island, the IIFA Awards, widely known as IIFA, will commence with IIFA Rocks—an enchanting evening dedicated to music and fashion. With preparations for this extravagant Bollywood event in full swing on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, film enthusiasts in the UAE are eagerly anticipating a thrilling weekend filled with live performances by renowned Bollywood stars like Salman Khan, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Jacqueline Fernandes, Nora Fatehi, and man ......read more

In collaboration with Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Foundation 22 May 2023 - The ‘Knowledge Lounge,’ one of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) initiatives, held an interactive session titled ‘The Reader and the Arabic Fiction,’ in collaboration with the Sultan bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Foundation, to review and discuss the Arabic novels that were shortlisted for the ‘International Prize for Arabic Fiction’ (IPAF). This session comes as part of the MBRF’s efforts to advance the knowledge movement in the UAE and beyond. Several reading clubs from the UAE, including ‘Elrewayat Forum,’ ‘Iqra’a, ......read more

PIAP highlights the company’s continuous efforts to pilot initiatives that advance customer communication  Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF) has revealed the successful conclusion of the inaugural edition of the Panasonic Influencer Affiliate Program (PIAP), the company’s latest initiative in which Panasonic partners with social media influencers to promote increased engagement with its customers, while empowering more consumers to Create Today. Enrich Tomorrow. PIAP is an affiliate program open to social media influencers based across the Middle East.  For Panasonic, the annual campaign is a way to extend ......read more

KAMAL HAASAN WILL BE FELICITATED FOR ‘OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN INDIAN CINEMA’ ‘OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN REGIONAL CINEMA’ FOR RITEISH DESHMUKH AND GENELIA D’SOUZA DESIGNER MANISH MALHOTRA WILL BE HONOURED FOR ‘OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN FASHION IN CINEMA’   Abu Dhabi, UAE – IIFA has announced three special awards for notable or outstanding achievements in Indian Cinema History for veterans of the industry who have  Kamal Haasan will be felicitated for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema’ while the made-for-each-other couple, Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza, for ‘Outstanding Achieve ......read more

• Two Abu Dhabi powerhouses team up to spotlight Abu Dhabi’s new ‘One Summer Isn’t Enough’ campaign at Manchester City’s highly anticipated match against Chelsea. • Manchester City was presented the Premier League trophy at the match.   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and Experience Abu Dhabi, the destination brand of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), joined forces this weekend in support of Manchester City Football Club, at their Premier League match against Chelsea on Sunday.   In front of the sell-out crowd at the Etihad Stadium i ......read more

Rizwan Fashion’s The Rizwan Collection, Embraces the Exquisite Emirati Aesthetic with their Limited-Time Summer Line 22, May 2023 – Rizwan Fashion, a visionary in the fashion industry, is delighted to unveil its highly anticipated Rizwan Collection Summer Line. This exquisite new line showcases the essence of Emirati culture, transporting fashion enthusiasts into a world of opulence and sophistication.  Available for a limited time only, this collection is set to captivate the discerning clientele who seek to immerse themselves in the allure of the United Arab Emirates. With its unrivaled elegance and allure, the Rizwan Collection Summer Line is tailor-made for evening ......read more

• Achieved a 26% reduction in CO2 emissions per Revenue Tonne Kilometre (RTK) to 482g compared to 2019 baseline, by continuing to innovate and introduce operational efficiencies   Abu Dhabi, UAE – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has published its annual sustainability report, detailing the company's commitment to sustainability and its progress towards its sustainability goals.   In 2022, the airline achieved an impressive 26% reduction in CO2 emissions per Revenue Tonne Kilometer (RTK) to 482g compared to 2019 baseline.    Etihad's sustainability strategy is based on principles of achieving emissions ......read more

• Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi and Miral commit to marine life and ocean conservation in the UAE and wider region  • The MoU will see Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi and Yas SeaWorld Research & Rescue partner in areas including marine research, wildlife incident response, capacity building and public outreach   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 18 May 2023: The Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD), the largest environmental regulator in the Middle East and Miral, Abu Dhabi's leading creator of immersive destinations and experiences and, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today with Miral to collaborate with Yas SeaWorld Research & Rescue on marine c ......read more

The planet, named LP 791-18 d, was located and observed using data from NASA’s Tess satellite and the Spitzer Space Telescope. Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 18, 2023: – A team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Montreal has recently discovered an Earth-sized exoplanet, a world beyond our solar system, that may be carpeted with volcanoes and potentially hospitable to life. Called LP 791-18 d, the planet could undergo volcanic outbursts as often as Jupiter’s moon Io, the most volcanically active body in our solar system. The team includes Mohamad Ali-Dib, a research scientist at the NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Center for Astro, Particle, and Planetary Physics. Th ......read more

Salon du Chocolat et de la Pâtisserie launched its second edition at Le Gourmet, Galeries Lafayette —Dubai Mall, on Thursday 18 May. The opening ceremony was held in the presence of Deputy Consul General of France to the United Arab Emirates, Marie-Laure Charrier, in addition to Laure Videau, licensing director of Salon du Chocolat, world-class chefs, industry professionals and press representatives. Joumana Dammous-Salamé, managing director of HSME, the event organizer, welcomed guests and spoke about the significance of bringing such an exciting event to Dubai for the second consecutive year.  Dedicated to those who share a passion for chocolate and pastry, the much-lov ......read more

· A series of programmes have been developed and implemented, aimed at juveniles in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi · The initiative is the first of its kind , will be delivered by ‘MAKE’, and will provide hands-on activities for juveniles to increase engagement and positively re-integrate into society   Abu Dhabi, UAE – May 17, 2023: The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an, today signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi Police, to launch a partnership programme aimed at establishing more consistent lifestyles for juveniles and driving their reintegration into society.   Ma’an’s overarching goal is to create a collabora ......read more

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 17, 2023: Ambulatory Healthcare Services, a SEHA Healthcare Facility, a subsidiary of PureHealth – the UAE’s largest integrated healthcare platform, has announced that Al Samha Healthcare Center in Abu Dhabi has started welcoming patients on Sundays starting May 7, 2023.   Commenting on the announcement, Dr. Khulood Al Dhaleei, Chief Operating Officer at AHS, said “We are pleased to welcome Al Samha community to Al Samha Healthcare Center on Sundays. This expansion is in line with the community’s growth and in accordance with their healthcare needs. We continuously strive to provide our patients with easy access to high- ......read more

IIFA MASTERCLASS & WORKSHOPS WITH ACCLAIMED DIRECTORS FROM HINDI CINEMA, KABIR KHAN AND OMUNG KUMAR, AT  2023 SOBHA IIFA WEEKEND AND NEXA AWARDS, AT YAS ISLAND, ABU DHABI CELEBRATED HAIR & MAKE-UP STYLIST NABILA TO TAKE THE AUDIENCE THROUGH REFINED FASHION, STYLE & IMAGERY IN HER MASTERCLASS     • Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi director will not only trace his beginnings in cinema during ‘Director’s Cut with Kabir Khan’, along with thoughts and anecdotes but also share five tips for aspiring directors.     • The National Award-winning director of Mary Kom, who is also the applauded production designer of films l ......read more

United Arab Emirates, Dubai; May 17, 2023:  As part of its participation in the 32nd edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF), to be held from 22 to 28 May 2023 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the Mohammed bin Rashid Library (MBRL) will be showcasing 18 rare items from its Treasures of The Library Exhibition and the Special Collections, for the first time outside its premises. “Being one of the most prominent regional and international book fairs and cultural events, ADIBF offers a dynamic platform for publishers, writers, and readers to engage and exchange ideas and information. The event plays a pivotal role in bridging the gaps and enco ......read more

 Tiësto will headline the opening night of this year’s Yasalam After-Race Concerts to kick off #AbuDhabiGP weekend on Thursday 23rd November    Global pop star, Ava Max will make her debut appearance in the Middle East at Etihad Park on Thursday 23rd November    The 15-time Grammy Award-winning band, Foo Fighters will close out 15th edition of the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX on Sunday 26th November    Organisers reveal new Grandstand and hospitality products to come, including new vantage points across Yas Marina Circuit, and limited Early Bird offer on Yasalam After-Race Concerts Golden Circle Upgrades     L ......read more

Sector to match 2019 GDP contribution by the end of 2023 Travel & Tourism jobs to surpass pre-pandemic levels this year Sector to outstrip national GDP growth over the next decade United Arab Emirates: The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) 2023 Economic Impact Research (EIR) today reveals the UAE Travel & Tourism sector is projected to meet the 2019 peak this year. The sector is set to contribute AED 180.6 billion to the UAE economy by the end of 2023, almost matching the 2019 high AED 183.4 billion, only 1.5% behind pre-pandemic levels. This represents nearly 10% of the total economy. WTTC is also forecasting that the sector will create nearly 7,000 j ......read more

THE BIGGEST BOLLYWOOD PARTY TO DESCEND UPON YAS ISLAND, ABU DHABI. LIVE PERFORMANCES BY SALMAN KHAN, AYUSHMANN KHURRANA, VARUN DHAWAN KRITI SANON, JACQUELINE FERNANDES, NORA FATEHI AND RAKUL PREET SINGH VICKY KAUSHAL AND ABHISHEK BACHCHAN TO HOST IIFA AWARDS WHILE FARAH KHAN AND RAJKUMMAR RAO TO HOST IIFA ROCKS. ELECTRIFYING PERFORMANCE BY AMIT TRIVEDI, SUNIDHI CHAUHAN, SHREYA GHOSHAL, BADHSHAH, RAFTAAR, SUKHBIR, NUCLEYA, ANUSHA MANIA AND GOLDIE SOHEL AT IIFA ROCKS 2023 STAR GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE INCLUDE HRITHIK ROSHAN, ALIA BHATT, ANIL KAPOOR KAMAL HAASAN, RITEISH AND GENELIA D’SOUZA, BONEY KAPOOR, APARSHAKTI KHURRANA, SOHAIL KHAN, BOMAN IRANI AND MOUNI ROY AMONG OTHERS HI ......read more

Abu Dhabi, May 16, 2023- Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has announced that it has set a record by exceeding 10 million man-hours without Lost Time Injury (LTI) and by handling 20 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) containers. These achievements represent major milestones for ADT since inception. Recording more than 10 million man-hours without LTI is rare across the industry and reflects ADT’s commitment to maintaining a zero-accident work environment by adhering to a stringent HSE policy, audits, and regular safety briefings.  The new throughput milestone follows the handling of 3.29 million TEU in full year 2022, which was an increase of 22 per cent from the previous ye ......read more

• Five weekly flights from Abu Dhabi to the exciting Japanese destination styled as the new ‘food capital of the world’ starting 1 October 2023 • New service to Osaka is the airline’s second gateway to Japan along with Tokyo   ABU DHABI, UAE – Etihad Airways is set to fly to Osaka five times per week beginning 1 October 2023, connecting one of the world’s most culturally animated cities to the already extensive Etihad network.   “We’re delighted to introduce flights to Osaka for the first time,” said Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways. “As one of the world’s most cosmopolit ......read more

Arab League Economic & Social Council meeting takes place in Riyadh ahead of 32nd Arab Summit Abu Dhabi, May 16, 2023: H.E. Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, led the UAE delegation at the Arab League Economic and Social Council meeting, which took place yesterday May 15, 2023, in Riyadh, KSA, ahead of the 32nd Arab League Summit scheduled to be held on May 19. H.E. Bin Touq said: “The strengthening of cooperation at the Arab level is a priority that falls in line with the UAE's firm commitment to ensuring the interests of Arab peoples. The UAE will continue working towards enhancing their economic and social stability and well-being in a sustainable manne ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 16 May 2023: The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) has successfully completed its assessment of Abu Dhabi’s terrestrial and marine ecosystems. The Abu Dhabi Red List of Ecosystems, part of EAD’s Abu Dhabi Assessment Project, is the first such assessment of ecosystems in the region.  Her Excellency Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, EAD’s Secretary General, said: “Besides being the first in the region, the Abu Dhabi Red List of Ecosystems is an excellent example of collaboration with global partners in developing and promoting the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) programme and its knowledge products. “The Abu Dhabi ......read more

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2023 - National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) and Presight (ADX: PRESIGHT), a G42 company and the region’s leader in big data analytics powered by artificial intelligence (AI), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance UAE’s management of any crisis and emergency situation using big data analytics powered by AI.  The MoU ceremony took place at the Crisis and Emergency Management Summit 2023 (CEMS), which was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and National Security Adviser.  Presight will work clos ......read more

New report unveiled during G20 event in Mumbai   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 15 May 2023 – The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), in partnership with the Indian G20 Presidency, launched a comprehensive report today on how low-cost finance can accelerate the energy transition. Titled “Low-Cost Energy Transition Finance”, and developed in close collaboration with India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the report provides a toolbox to increase the availability of low-cost capital in G20 countries and beyond.   The report was introduced by IRENA's Deputy Director-General, Ms. Gauri Singh, alongside MNRE Secretary, Mr. Bhupi ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 May 2023: The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) and its affiliated entities participated today in the Middle East Rail 2023 Exhibition and Conference, the largest railway event in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, held over two days on May 15th and 16th at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC). His Excellency Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of the Department of Municipalities and Transport delivered the keynote opening speech in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, along with several ministers, senior officials, and expert ......read more

Non-oil trade between the UAE and the rest of GCC exceeded AED 281 billion in 2022 Abu Dhabi, 15 May 2023: H.E. Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, held a meeting with GCC Secretary General Jassim Muhammad Al Budaiwi at the Ministry of Economy headquarter in Dubai. The meeting discussed ways to enhance GCC countries’ efforts on the economic and development fronts and witnessed the exchange of experiences in priority sectors. H.E. Bin Touq said that the UAE is keen to promote cooperation among the bloc’s members and accelerate GCC’s transition into new economy sectors as an urgent priority to achieve sustainable development goals. The Minister of Econ ......read more

Perrelet’s 50-piece limited-edition Turbine Poker watch, revealing a poker game-inspired sub-dial, is now available in Maison Luxe, Dubai Mall. Dubai, May 12, 2023:  Maison Luxe, the leading luxury multi-brand retailer of watches and fine jewelry, hosted an exclusive event for the worldwide launch of the highly coveted limited-edition Turbine Poker collection from Perrelet. Renowned worldwide for its exceptional timepieces, Perrelet is a Swiss-based watchmaker celebrated for its patented double rotor and turbine technologies. During the exclusive event held at Maison Luxe in Dubai mall, guests were offered a unique opportunity to experience the captivating allure of the ......read more

Dubai, UAE – May 15, 2023: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (EITC), collaborated with Samsung Electronics to inaugurate its first regional Service Collection point in an operator store at its Hamdan Street branch in Abu Dhabi. It will offer personalized customer service support for mobiles and tablets as part of a shared commitment to enhance customer experiences. The Samsung Service Collection point  will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology and highly trained staff to provide customers with the best possible service. Customers will be able to avail services like data transfer, device for repair collection, mobile diagnosis through Galaxy Diagnost ......read more

64th GCC Trade Cooperation Committee meeting takes place in Muscat Abu Dhabi, 15 May 2023: H.E. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, led the UAE delegation at the 64th GCC Trade Cooperation Committee meeting, which took place recently in Muscat, Oman. The delegation consisted of H.E. Abdulla Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Economy; and Abdullah Sultan Al Fan Al Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for the Monitoring and Follow Up Sector at the Ministry of Economy. H.E. Al Zeyoudi emphasized that the UAE is committed to promoting cooperation among GCC states, in implementation of its wise leadership’s directives to create sustainable means ......read more

- Amna Lootah: ‘The visit reflects the confidence of the global business community in the integrated business system of Dubai Integrated Economic Zones.’ - Al Matrooshi: ‘Expanding our strategic partnerships globally contributes to attracting more foreign direct investment.’   Dubai, UAE - 14 May 2023: Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ) welcomed a high-level delegation from Curaçao Island within the Kingdom of the Netherlands at the Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZ) to discuss future bilateral cooperation and investment opportunities.   Amna Lootah, Director General of Dubai Airport Freezone (DAFZ), and Dr. Juma Al Matrooshi, Direct ......read more

This Hiwar (Arabic for dialogue), is part of a series of events and activities that the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group (ADSG) hosts to accelerate knowledge mobilisation among its members and stakeholders, empowering various sectors in the Emirate to engage and support the delivery of the UAE Government’s agenda to tackle biodiversity loss and achieve Net Zero by 2050.   Abu Dhabi, 12th May 2023 – The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group (ADSG), with the support of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) held a knowledge sharing session on the ‘Journey to Dubai – the Road to COP28’.    The session was held on 3rd May, 2023 in Abu Dhabi ......read more

• Solid revenue increase of 50% in Q1 2023 compared to Q1 2022, driven by positive performance in key segments including real estate, financial services, and marine and dredging.  • IHC completed AED 1.8 billion direct acquisitions in Q1 2023.   Abu Dhabi, 11 May, 2023: International Holding Company (ADX:IHC), the global diversified Abu Dhabi-based conglomerate, today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2023. IHC recorded a group net profit of AED 4.3 billion, representing a 20.5% increase compared to Q1 2022, with a net profit margin of 27.1%, demonstrating the continued momentum in executing its strategy and commitment to generating higher ......read more

The Sundowner Offer is available from Sunday 14th to 31st May between 7 pm till 9 pm Looking for a way to unwind after a long day? The Bar & Kitchen destination – Amano, nestled in Eastern Mangroves is here with an amazing Sundowner Offer! Unwind Italian style with Vino & Cheese. Offering Unlimited Flow of House Grapes (Red & White) along with one Assorted Mixed Cheese Platter at just AED 79! In the mood for something more to munch on? Explore Amano’s ala carte menu inspired by the Italian Kitchens.  The Sundowner Offer is available from Sunday 14th to 31st May between 7 pm till 9 pm. Sip on your drinks paired with excellent cheeses while you listen to live ......read more

Yahsat delegation held one-on-one and small group meetings with multiple fund managers  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11 May 2023: Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (“Yahsat” or the “Group”), the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, (“ADX”, under symbol: YAHSAT, ISIN: AEA007501017), today announced the successful conclusion of its participation in the ADX Investment Forum in New York. The event was organized by ADX in collaboration with JP Morgan and was held on 1-2 May 2023.  During the event, Yahsat attracted noticeable interest from US-based institutions inclined to participate in ......read more

• The event witnessed an attendance of over 750 current and graduate students and 55 organizations from the public and private sectors.   UAE, Abu Dhabi, 11 May 2023: In line with Abu Dhabi University’s (ADU) ongoing efforts to provide students with a well-rounded educational experience, ADU hosted the third annual career fair to allow current students and alumni to discover employment and internship opportunities in their fields. Organized by ADU’s Employability and Alumni Relations office, the career fair seeks to assist students and alumni in achieving their career goals by preparing them for the future career market by connecting with industry leaders and prof ......read more

The winning submission, Shaheeq, is inspired by the UAE’s mangrove trees and their ability to inspire hope and practical solutions to the climate crisis Abu Dhabi, May 10, 2023: Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), in partnership with Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF), has announced the winners of the eleventh edition of The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award 2023.  The winning artists are NYUAD graduate Vivi Zhu, a Chinese-born award-winning documentary filmmaker, artist, and social entrepreneur whose interest lies in discovering and telling microcosmic stories that reflect bigger social-political pictur ......read more

Dubai, UAE, May 10, 2023 – Lamborghini Abu Dhabi & Dubai is proud to announce the launch of its inaugural eSports programme, The Real Race, aimed at engaging and inspiring students in the UAE. The exciting tournament is scheduled to take place this May, with participants competing for the chance to take part in the international finals in Nürburgring, Germany, in July. Lamborghini's commitment to innovation and its passion for motorsport have led to this initiative, which seeks to nurture and showcase emerging talent in the automotive world, not only through its iconic cars, but also by engaging enthusiasts in the virtual eSports  arena. Lamborghini Abu Dhabi & Duba ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 9, 2023: AIQ, Abu Dhabi based technology pioneer focused on driving the artificial intelligence (AI) powered transformation of the energy sector, is taking part at the upcoming UAE Climate Tech Forum.  The two-day event, set to kick off May 10th at the Abu Dhabi Energy Center, marks the first-ever decarbonization technology conference aimed at empowering organizations to reduce emissions at scale, towards concrete climate action. AIQ will showcase its cutting-edge suite of AI solutions that support the industry’s entire value chain, including AI Emissions Platform, an AI-powered automated software that enables companies to forecast their industrial Greenh ......read more

Abudhabi, UAE, May 9, 2023 – Bayanat, an ADX listed company and leading provider of AI-powered geospatial solutions, will officially commence its participation at the 2023 UAE Climate Tech Forum tomorrow. Hosted by the UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) in partnership with ADNOC and Masdar, the UAE Climate Tech Forum is the country’s first-ever decarbonisation conference taking place on May 10th and 11th 2023.  Bayanat will exhibit several innovative solutions to address various climate change challenges during the two-day event within the dedicated digitization and AI zone. Among these solutions is the High-Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS), whi ......read more

Abu Dhabi’s energy and water efficiency expected to improve significantly. Abu Dhabi, UAE: 9th  May 2023 – In accordance with its mandate for issuing and implementing policies, laws and regulations that regulate the energy sector, the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) continues its efforts, during the Year of Sustainability 2023, to accelerate the implementation of policies and regulations that support the Abu Dhabi vision, the UAE Net Zero 2050 Strategic Initiative, and related strategies that aim to promote the sustainability of the energy sector. DoE has announced today that it aims to implement its Demand Side Management Regulations from 1st July 2023. These Regul ......read more

• The competition witnessed the participation of 350 students from 68 private and public schools    UAE, Abu Dhabi, 09 May 2023: Abu Dhabi University (ADU), Al Ain Campus concludes the fourth National Public Speaking Competition in partnership with Liwa International School – Falaj Hazza to showcase and strengthen middle and high school students’ communication and public-speaking skills. The concept of the Competition is the brainchild of Ms. Amal Sharitti, a veteran English teacher at the Liwa School – Falaj Hazza in Al Ain, who has been organizing the Competition for the past few years. This Competition is a matter of pride for both institutions being ......read more

• Of the 39 cities participating in the City Biodiversity Index, Abu Dhabi is the first in the GCC and wider Middle East to take part. • Abu Dhabi’s score of 86 out of 100 ranks highly in comparison to other cities • The high score reflects Abu Dhabi's efforts in preserving biodiversity and sustainable development approach.   Abu Dhabi, 9th May 2023: As part of efforts to measure its success in preserving biodiversity, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has completed the measurement process for the City Biodiversity Index in Abu Dhabi City. The index is a self-assessment tool for cities around the world to measure and monitor conservation ......read more

• The three-day conference and exhibition were inaugurated today by Her Highness Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the UAE Independent Climate Change Accelerators (UICCA) • Global leaders and industry specialists address the utilities sector’s response to Net-Zero ahead of COP28 • Hosted by TAQA at ADNEC from 8 - 10 May, 2023   ABU DHABI, 8 May 2023 – Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the second edition of the World Utilities Congress 2023 was inaugurated by Her Hig ......read more

Abu Dhabi's Robust Economy Continues to Outpace MENA Region retaining competitiveness in 2022 with a growth rate of 9.3%    • Abu Dhabi's Q4 2022 GDP grows by 5.9% • Real GDP exceeds AED 1.1 trillion by end of 2022, as per estimates   • Non-oil sectors contribute to the real GDP by 50.0% in 2022 • Prominent growth in real estate activities, with a 17.1% increase in 2022   Abu Dhabi, 8 May 2023 - The Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) has released the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) estimates report for 2022, unveiling a remarkable 9.3% growth by the end of the year, compared to 2021. The new figures position the Emirate ......read more

Net income and EBITDA both grew by 35% and 4% respectively year-on-year   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 8 May 2023: Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (“Yahsat” or the “Group”), the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (”ADX”, under symbol: YAHSAT, ISIN: AEA007501017) announced today its consolidated financial results for the three months ended 31 March 2023.    Yahsat continued to deliver year-on-year growth in revenue, EBITDA and Net Income, which increased 2%, 4% and 35% respectively during the quarter. On a normalised basis EBITDA and Net Income surged by 8 ......read more

Minister of Economy holds meeting with Vietnamese Vice President Abu Dhabi, 8 May 2023: H.E. Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, held a meeting with H.E. Vo Thi Anh Xuan, Vietnamese Vice President, to discuss the strengthening of economic partnership between the two countries by boosting trade and investment exchanges. The meeting was attended by H.E. Khalid Muhammad Balama, Governor of UAE Central Bank; H.E. Omar Suwaina Al Suwaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology; H.E. Saif Muhammad Al Suwaidi, Director General of the General Authority of Civil Aviation; H.E. Salem Al Muhairi, Executive Vice President of the Emirates Investment Author ......read more

ATM 2023 hosts panel session on the future of GCC tourism Abu Dhabi, 8 May 2023: H.E. Abdullah Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy, took part in a panel discussion titled ‘The Future of Travel in GCC Countries’ hosted by the 30th edition of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which concluded recently in Dubai. H.E. Fatima bint Jaafar Al Serafi, Bahraini Minister of Tourism, and H.E. Fahd bin Muhammad Hamid Al Din, CEO of Saudi Tourism Authority, were among other participants. The latest edition of ATM drew the participation of more than 2,000 exhibitors and delegates from more than 150 countries. During the session, the Undersecretary highlighted that GCC cou ......read more

Meetings take place on the sidelines of WFZO annual conference in Dubai Abu Dhabi, 8 May 2023: H.E. Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, held a meeting with his Armenian counterpart H.E. Vahan Kerobyan to discuss the strengthening of trade and investment relations between the two countries. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the World Free Zones Organization’s annual international conference and exhibition 2023, which was held in Dubai. Emphasizing the strength of bilateral relations between the UAE and Armenia, H.E. Bin Touq noted that these relations continue to grow in areas of mutual interest, thanks to the shared commitment of both leaderships to making ......read more

 More than 100 athletes joined the race, which is part of the University-wide initiative Net Zero NowThe Indoor Triathlon supports the University’s overarching goal to become climate neutral.    Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 8, 2023: NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) hosted its third Indoor Triathlon this academic year on Saturday, May 6, to highlight the importance and shared responsibility of the sports industry to minimise the negative impacts of human activity on earth.  More than 100 athletes took part in the Indoor Triathlon, which concluded the Net Zero Now initiative, a week of on-campus events including insightful panels and interactive workshops focusing on climat ......read more

Department shines a light on its latest climate-friendly policies and initiatives, in partnership with some of the most important entities in government and private sectors Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 05 May 2023: Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) will be participating as the main sustainability partner at the World Utilities Congress 2023, being held from 8-10 May, at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).  The DoE pavilion is located in Hall 5, stand 5110, where it will be showcasing its most significant policies, regulations and initiatives that are driving the energy and water transition in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with strategic partners. ......read more

 ENEC MD & CEO H.E. Mohamed Al Hammad, the president of WANO, visited its Shanghai branch office and received updates on their latest activities   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 7 May 2023: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced the signing of three Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with the Nuclear Power Operations Research Institute, the China National Nuclear Corporation Overseas and the China Nuclear Energy Industry Corporation.  The signings of the MoUs were attended by His Excellency Mohamed Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ENEC. The MoUs with the Nuclear Power Operations Research Institute and the China ......read more

• Inspection framework will provide parents with full visibility on quality of education related to UAE’s traditions, customs, and values  • Ratings system will be across four-level continuum – Outstanding, Good, Acceptable, and Weak – with Phase 1 ratings set to be announced at end of current academic year • Transparent assessment framework on schools’ abilities to instill deep-rooted understanding of national identity will cover Culture, Values, and Citizenship    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 5 May 2023: In-line with its ongoing commitment to boost school transparency and empower parents to select the ideal school environments for their ......read more

Dubai, May 5th, 2023:  Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) granted BHM Capital Financial Services PSC, a leading investment firm in the UAE’s financial market, the approval to use Omnibus accounts, making it the first financial services company in the UAE to offer this activity to its clients.  From his side, Abdel Hadi Al Sa’di, Chief Executive Officer, BHM Capital said, “It is an honor to be the first firm in the UAE to obtain Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange’s approval to use Omnibus accounts to its clients. This milestone reflects BHM Capital’s vision of increasing attractiveness and competitiveness as this activity will allow BHM Capital to regi ......read more

National airline welcoming talented, energetic and motivated pilots and cabin crew to build or continue to develop their career in a strong and constantly growing airline 05 May 2023, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the ultra-low-fare national airline of the UAE, is launching an ambitious recruitment drive with a Go Pink campaign, in response to the continuous regional growth of the airline. Pilots and cabin crew from Go First who wish to continue their dream jobs in the WIZZ team are encouraged to apply. The national airline, the second largest carrier in Abu Dhabi by seat capacity, currently has 400 highly-engaged aviation professionals employed locally with financial stability op ......read more

Abu Dhabi, 04 May 2023: Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), one of the Middle East’s fastest growing securities exchanges, has successfully completed an Exchange-led roadshow in New York in collaboration with J.P. Morgan, reinforcing the robust international demand for Abu Dhabi listed companies.    The two-day Exchange-led roadshow in New York City that ended on May 2 attracted major institutional investors in the US and welcomed senior representatives from the Exchange and J.P. Morgan, along with 20 ADX-listed blue chip companies with a market capitalisation of over AED 1 trillion. The well-attended event highlighted investment opportunities in the UAE’s capital m ......read more

• Ethos adaptive radiotherapy machine uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to maximize therapy while reducing exposure to radiation • The chemotherapy robot ensures safe and effortless preparation of hazardous patient-specific doses of medication • Fatima bint Mubarak Center setting the benchmark in advanced technological expertise in cancer care   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. May 4, 2023: The newly inaugurated Fatima bint Mubarak Center at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a Mubadala Health partner, pioneers in cutting-edge and state-of-the-art technologies, bringing world-class cancer care to the UAE. The center’s advanced technological expe ......read more

©Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. Photo by Mohamed Alalawi. Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4 May 2023: Louvre Abu Dhabi has announced that visitors can enjoy five new major exhibitions over the course of its upcoming 2023-2024 cultural season, starting this summer.  Picturing the Cosmos (18 July 2023 – June 2025), at Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Children’s Museum, will take little ones on a journey through representations of space in art. Letters of Light (13 September 2023 – 14 January 2024) will explore the Holy Books of the three Abrahamic religions – the Quran, the Christian Bible, and the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh), while Cartier, Islamic Inspirat ......read more

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