Abdulla Al Karam leads opening of GETEX Spring 2019

April 17, 2019 – Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), led today (April 17, 2019, Wednesday) the opening of this year’s edition of Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) Spring, the Middle East’s longest running student recruitment event, at the Dubai International Convention Centre. Running until April 19, 2019, GETEX Spring 2019, the latest edition of the region’s most trusted education, training and professional development event, is being held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry…

Deerfields Star Season 2 Grand Champion Announced

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 17 April, 2019: Deerfields Mall successfully concluded Season 2 of Deerfields Star, a kids’ talent competition open to all Deer Club members ages 4 to 12 years who can show their talents in singing, dancing or playing musical instruments. 8-year-old Peter Anthony Rosalita bested all 109 participants and bagged the trophy for the Grand Champion.  1st Runner-up went to Hannah Koshy while Vishnu Badrinath was awarded 2nd Runner-up.  All three winners took home trophies, shopping vouchers and gifts from our participating retailers. Matthew Reay, Director…

Ramadan at the Palace: An Iconic Iftar and Suhoor

Emirates Palace’s custom-built Ramadan pavilion offers an exclusive Iftar and Suhoor in Abu Dhabi Emirates Palace invites you to its spectacular Ramadan pavilion – the perfect venue for Iftar and Suhoor in the city. The custom built pavilion will sit on the Palace Terrace and will provide stunning views of the beach. Comfortable seating spread throughout the pavilion will create cosy enclaves to enjoy time with friends and family throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan. With a large open dining area for Iftar buffets, a separate lounge area and private…

Statement by H.E. Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), on World Heritage Day- April 18

“The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority joins the global community in its celebration of the World Heritage Day, the annual event highlighting the heritage, history, roots and traditions of every nation in the world. This celebration complements the SCTDA’s aim to preserve Emirati culture by providing a glimpse of our rich cultural heritage, which represents how life was experienced by the generations before us, while also strengthening our national identity. In line with the guidance and vision of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the…

Arabic version of Brazilian anthology set to be released Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Book includes novels, tales, poems and unreleased texts from some of the most celebrated South American writers UAE, April 17, 2019 – The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce has revealed its support and participation for this year’s edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, which will take place from April 24 to April 30, 2019 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). In line with this, the ABCC has also announced that an Arabic version of a special anthology featuring work from 12 Brazilian authors will be released…

Best’s Special Report: UAE Takaful Companies Catching Up with Conventional Peers on Profitability in Highly Competitive Market

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)– Takaful operators continue to gain traction in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) insurance market as the Takaful segment’s profitability has improved significantly in recent years, according to a new special report by AM Best. In its analysis of the preliminary disclosures of the nationally-listed Takaful operators on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and the Dubai Financial Market (DFM), AM Best shows material improvements in overall performance, along with reasonable growth in gross written contributions (GWC). These improvements are in line with the increase in net earnings for…

Suqia Announces Details of 2nd Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award, with Prizes Totalling USD1 Million

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, (AETOSWire)- HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia), announced details of the 2nd Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The award encourages research centres, individuals, and innovators around the world to develop sustainable and innovative solutions using solar energy to address scarcity of potable water. Overseen by Suqia, under the umbrella of…

NMC to Open 70-Bed Multi-Specialty Hospital in Al Khan Sharjah

A new hospital to come up by the end of the year in the heart of the city Sharjah, United Arab Emirates,  (AETOSWire): NMC Healthcare has announced further expansion of their healthcare network in Sharjah. The company plans to open a multi-specialty hospital in the Al Khan neighborhood of Sharjah. This state-of-the-art hospital will provide specialised medical services to residents of the emirate of Sharjah and surrounding emirates. The hospital will start operations tentatively by the end of 2019. Operated by NMC Health Plc. (NMC) – region’s largest private sector…

New Accessible Travel Database Announced by German National Tourist Board

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 10, 2019 The German National Tourist Board has launched a new and comprehensive online database for BarrierFree (accessible) travel, the first of its kind to include a national labelling and “Accessibility Checked” identification seal. Entitled “Travel for All”, the database enables the user to search for a wide range of accessible holiday facilities throughout Germany including accommodation, restaurants, activities, shopping centres and essential services such as accessible transport and local tourism offices.  It includes an online map, showing the location of the item and…

Baristas’ Corner atCanal Central Hotel Business Bay Hostsan Exclusive Coffee Tasting Event

Coffee lovers and coffee connoisseurs got together last week to taste some great brews at the newly-opened specialty coffee house Baristas’ Corner at Canal Central Hotel Business Bay.The guests were treated toa variety of coffee flavoursfrom TAF coffee roasters, in cooperation with Cascara Coffee Company, that were prepared by the talented baristas and served with magical views of Burj Khalifa at La Cruise Terrace. What makes a great coffee? Mr. Abdulla Alabdulla, Partner and Co-Founder of Baristas’ Corner said, “It is a combination of high-quality coffee and the unique brewing…