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GLOBE EXPRESS SERVICES® APPOINTS DAVID BENNETT, PRESIDENT AMERICAS

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – CHARLOTTE, NC USA, – Globe Express Services® (GES), a global 3PL/4PL with a total market presence in over 80 countries, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Bennett as President of the Americas. David Bennett brings extensive experience to GES, having worked in senior management roles for several respected companies in the logistics industry.  …

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NEW REPORT BY HBMSU’S DUBAI CENTER FOR ISLAMIC BANKING AND FINANCE REVEALS WORLD’S MOST EFFICIENT ISLAMIC BANK

UAE – Consistent with its central role of producing groundbreaking and game-changing research works, The Dubai Center for Islamic Banking and Finance (DCIBF), a joint initiative of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and the ‘Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre’, has formally released its second annual report on Islamic economy today (Wednesday October 12, 2016) during the third Global Islamic …

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HE SAEED MOHAMMED AL TAYER PARTICIPATES IN PANEL DISCUSSION DURING 23RD WORLD ENERGY CONGRESS IN ISTANBUL

Dubai, UAE – HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), participated in a panel discussion during the 23rd World Energy Congress, in Istanbul, Turkey, which is running until 13 October 2016. DEWA’s participation is part of a high-level delegation, headed by HE Suhail Mohamed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy. The …

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DEWA ANNOUNCES NAMES OF TEAMS SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN SOLAR DECATHLON

Dubai, UAE – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced the names of the teams selected to participate in the Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME) 2018. Dubai will host the Solar Decathlon in 2018, and once again in 2020, to coincide with the Dubai Expo 2020. SDME was created through an agreement between the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, DEWA, …

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NEW PREMIER INN DUBAI IBN BATTUTA MALL HOTEL OPENS WITH GOOD NIGHT GUARANTEE FOR EVERY GUEST, QUALITY ACCOMMODATION AT AFFORDABLE PRICES

DUBAI, UAE  – Premier Inn International believes its seventh hotel property in the UAE will be a big hit with local residents living in Dubai as well as families, holidaymakers and business travellers. The UK’s largest and fastest-growing hotel chain opened its new Premier Inn Dubai Ibn Battuta Mall earlier this week with an introductory room rate offer of AED250 …

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USQBC SPEAKS AT SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUNDS CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON, DC

Mohammed Barakat, the managing director of the US-Qatar Business Council spoke at the Third Sovereign Wealth Fund Conference at American University in Washington, DC. During Mr. Barakat’s panel titled “The Current Environment and Recent Developments,” regarding sovereign wealth funds (SWFs), he spoke about how commodity price fluctuations have changed the strategies, management and vitality of some SWFs in the Gulf …

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UAE HOSPITAL BECOMES FIRST IN MIDDLE EAST TO EARN TOP GREEN BUIDLING RATING

Sharjah, UAE – A UAE hospital has become the first in the Middle East to achieve the highest rating in one of the leading green building certification programmes used globally. Zulekha Hospital Sharjah has been certified at Platinum level under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED EBOM) rating …

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NU-Q’S ONLINE “ARABIC FOR MEDIA” COURSE GAINS MOMENTUM ACROSS THE REGION

Doha, Qatar – Northwestern University in Qatar’s (NU-Q) first online version of the Arabic for Media course has enrolled nearly 300 students since its launch in August this year. The course, Arabic for Media, Linguistic Choices by Media Professionals, was adapted into an online version by Mounir Ouanaimi, an adjunct lecturer at NU-Q. It is designed for Arabic-speaking media professionals …

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TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS GIVE NEW PERSPECTIVE ON CONTACT LENS FITTING PROCESS

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Technological advancements, coupled with the use of improved materials will boost practitioners’ confidence in fitting correctional contact lenses for patients suffering from astigmatism and ageing of the eye (presbyopia), optical experts have said. According to Dr. Shehzad Naroo, President of the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE), the regional market for toric lenses has remained …

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DRAKE & SCULL ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF WAEL ALLAN AS THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

UAE – Drake & Scull International PJSC (“DSI” or the “Company”), a regional leader in engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning, announced the resignation approval of Mr. Khaldoun Tabari from his post as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the appointment of Mr. Wael Allan, currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) as the company’s new Group Chief Executive Officer …

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EXPLORE THE ITALIAN ROOTS WITH PAASTAABILITIES

Lucknow – Renaissance Lucknow Hotel introduces ‘Paastaabilities’, a ten day event to enjoy lip-smacking home-made pastas. Italian food has always been loved by everyone, but this special twist in contemporary dishes will make the ‘pasta experience’ all the more special, feels the organizers. During this ten-day event, expert chefs at Renaissance will prepare a variety of healthy and tasty pastas …

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HE SAEED MOHAMMED AL TAYER RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS LORD OF MATTERHORN AWARD FROM SWISS BUSINESS COUNCIL

Dubai, UAE – HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), received the prestigious Lord of Matterhorn Award from Peter Harradine, President of the Swiss Business Council, Dubai & Northern Emirates. The ceremony at Fairmont Palm Hotel and Resort, Dubai witnessed the attendance of HE Maya Tissafi, Swiss Ambassador to the UAE, HE …

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CHAIRMAN OF WORLD FREE ZONES ORGANIZATION ADDRESSES FREE ZONES OF THE AMERICAS (AZFA) CONFERENCE IN SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA

UAE –  The highly successful 20th Free Zones of the Americas (AZFA) Conference has concluded in San Jose, Costa Rica, following two days of expert insights and analysis. The gathering, of over 300 international participants, is an opportunity for representatives of most influential free zones in Latin America to discuss and exchange experiences and knowledge and promote investment opportunities offered …

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UAE SIGNS STRATEGIC NEW MOU WITH SOUTH KOREA TO FURTHER PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Abu Dhabi — The Ministry of Economy has recently signed a strategic new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) to further promote and protect intellectual property in the UAE. The MoU was signed by H.E. Engineer Mohammed Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi, Undersecretary for Economic Affairs and Choi Donggyou, Commissioner, KIPO on the sidelines …

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UAE DELEGATION CASTS SPOTLIGHT ON DEVELOPMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AT 56TH SERIES OF MEETINGS OF THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION

A high level delegation from the UAE is currently participating in the 56th series of Meetings of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which opened last October 3 and will run until October 11, 2016 at the WIPO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The sessions to be covered include the General Assembly meeting of WIPO, the Coordinating Committee meeting and several …

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