Al Ansari Exchange pledges 5 Million Dirhams to support fight against COVID-19, Mohammed Al Ansari

Al Ansari Exchange pledges 5 Million Dirhams to support fight against COVID-19, Mohammed Al Ansari

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 April 2020: Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, today announced AED 5 million contribution to the relevant authorities, as part of its commitment to support the positive preventive measures UAE’s Leadership has been taking to combat the outbreak. The donation will support the humanitarian aid and those on the front lines of the COVID-19 relief efforts. Commenting on the contribution, Mohammed Al Ansari, Chairman of Al Ansari Exchange, said, “We are facing an unprecedented challenge today and we need…

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GEMS Education schools embrace E-learning, delivering over 4.3 million collective remote learning sessions to date, with 92 per cent student satisfaction

GEMS Education schools embrace E-learning, delivering over 4.3 million collective remote learning sessions to date, with 92 per cent student satisfaction

Dubai, United Arab Emirates:GEMS Education schools in the UAE have rolled outexceptional remote learning plans for students and parents since the mandated closure of schools and the move to E-learning last month. In excess of 4.3 million collective remote learning sessions have been delivered to date, spanning all curricula and year groups and with an attendance rate of close to 100 per cent, ensuring students continue to benefit from the highest quality education during these unprecedented times. To ensure its remote learning plans are effective and as accommodating as possible…

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The Coronavirus Crisis Forces Developers and Real Estate Agents to Adopt New Digital Sales Methods

The Coronavirus Crisis Forces Developers and Real Estate Agents to Adopt New Digital Sales Methods

Ismail Al Hammadi: The real estate sector is in urgent need of implementing new marketing tactics UAE, Dubai, April 9, 2020 As a novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV continues to spread, the world witnesses massive changes in all business sectors, the real estate sector in particular. The crisis demonstrates an urgent need to adopt and implement new marketing methods that are in line with the requirements of this time, especially since it is no longer possible to rely on traditional methods of marketing. The real estate market in Dubai has…

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Soraya Beheshti, Regional Director of Crimson Education in the Emirates

ثريا بهشتي، المدير الإقليمي لـ كريمسون إدوكيشن في الإمارات

Multiple talents and cultures, her wide knowledge of the world contributed to the formation of her leadership and academic personality, she sought with her unlimited ambition to reach many positions, and today we talked about her start, study and current position. She is Soraya Beheshti, Regional Director of Crimson Education in the Emirates We had the following interview  with her Can you please tell us more about the start of your academic career?                I was born in Dubai and spent much of my school life between here and New…

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  THE EMIRATES AIRLINE FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE LAUNCHES FIRST FULL SESSION RECORDING IN DIGITAL CONTENT SERIES FROM 2020 FESTIVAL

   THE EMIRATES AIRLINE FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE LAUNCHES FIRST FULL SESSION RECORDING IN DIGITAL CONTENT SERIES FROM 2020 FESTIVAL

Dubai, United Arabic Emirates, 08 April 2020: The Emirates Literature Foundation, home of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, launches its digital content to the world this week, featuring a limited series of panel discussions from the 2020 edition of the Festival. This Tuesday, 7 April, the public can log on to see two of the world’s greatest living adventurers, explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington, discussing their extraordinary experiences during a panel talk at the LitFest. This is the start of the series of panels, with…

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Kristina Fidelskaya Press Release AW2020 “DREAM”

كريستينا فيدلسكايا Kristina Fidelskaya خريف وشتاء 2020 “حلم” DREAM

For the Autumn-Winter 2020 collection, Kristina Fidelskaya draws inspiration from a poetic world where past, present and future combine. A nostalgic modernist view of the future. The 2020 AW collection is named “DREAM” to evoke the feelings of Happiness, Hope and Belief. This collection is inspired by having a dream, working on your dream and making your dream a reality. It’s about energy and inspiration, to do all you do in the best possible way. The storyline for this season takes place between Paris and Florence in the 70’s &…

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 Golfing superstar Ian Poulter puts on a show for students from Dubai Heights Academy and Emirates Golf Federation

 Golfing superstar Ian Poulter puts on a show for students from Dubai Heights Academy and Emirates Golf Federation

Students from Dubai Heights Academy (DHA), a British curriculum school located in the heart of Al Barsha South, took a break from their regular online lessons yesterday to take part in golf masterclass by the enigmatic golf star, Ian Poulter. The coaching clinic, the first in a digital series and organised by Emirates Golf Federation, took place via Poulter’s Instagram account and allowed students to hone their swing via some top tips and drills hosted by the Ryder Cup legend. During the live feed, students asked Poulter a range of…

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Power to the littles: princesses and superheroes land at Max Fashion

Power to the littles: princesses and superheroes land at Max Fashion

As the GCC summer draws closer, it is becoming that time of year for a wardrobe overhaul. Max Fashion has got you covered with an all new collection of enviable clothing to see little ones through brighter days, warmer weather and higher temperatures. Trendy, fashion-forward, and authentic character apparel is a great opportunity for adorable children to express their fandom and individuality. Finding fun character clothing for little ones can be a challenge but not anymore. From heroes to heroines, the brand new Max Fashion superheroes and princess range for…

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Is ICT Technology keeping its promise as pandemic hits the world? By Roula Tayan; Head of IT at Ericson Middle East

Is ICT Technology keeping its promise as pandemic hits the world?

As the world faces an unprecedented crisis in the form of Coronavirus COVID-19, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is playing a critical role in bringing people together while social distancing is being practiced across the world. More than ever, information, unified collaboration, and telecommunication including mobile networks form a critical backbone that enables families, health workers, public safety officials, education institutions and critical businesses to stay connected during this global crisis. ICT at this time is an open ecosystem that empowers and accelerates the ambitions of all those who meaningfully…

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معهد المحاسبين القانونيين ICAEW: تفشي فيروس كورونا يدفع اقتصادات الشرق الأوسط مؤقتاً إلى طريق مسدود

معهد المحاسبين القانونيين ICAEW: تفشي فيروس كورونا يدفع اقتصادات الشرق الأوسط مؤقتاً إلى طريق مسدود

أفـاد معهد المحاسبين القانونيين في انجلترا وويلز ICAEW في أحدث تقاريره للمستجدات الاقتصادية، أن اقتصاد الشرق الأوسط سيشهد تباطؤاً حاداً في النصف الأول من 2020، على الرغم من الحزم التحفيزية وتخفيضات أسعار الفائدة النقدية لتخفيف الضربة الاقتصادية نتيجة تفشي فيروس كورونا. وبحسب التقرير، من المتوقع أن يشهد اقتصاد الشرق الأوسط انتعاشاً في النصف الثاني من 2020، عندما تتلاشى حالة الاضطرابات على العرض والطلب. ومن المفترض وفق ذلك أن ينمو إجمالي الناتج المحلي بنسبة 1.0%، بزيادة عن 0.2% في 2019 – لكنه يبقى أقل عن المعدلات المتوقعة سابقاً. ويوضح تقرير مستجدات…

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Make the best out of the time you are spending at home

Make the best out of the time you are spending at home

Dubai, UAE, 02 April 2020: With the extra hours everyone is spending at home, now could be the right time to revamp your space. Want to add more colourful touches to your living room, get your bedroom more organized or even make more space in your kitchen? IKEA has got you covered with its recently launched online home planning & interior design services. IKEA consultants will help you create the perfect room setting and choose the right product design that suits your needs and meets your style. The platform offers…

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Nissan appoints new Chairman of its Africa, Middle East and India region

Nissan appoints new Chairman of its Africa, Middle East and India region

Dubai, UAE (1st April, 2020) – Nissan has appointed Guillaume Cartier as Senior Vice President and Chairman of its Africa, Middle East, and India region (AMI) and Head of the Global Datsun Business Unit, effective from April 1st 2020. In this role, he will lead the regional management committee and be responsible for business strategy and performance with all functional heads for the Nissan brand as well as assume the role of Head of Datsun globally. Cartier, 51, re-joins Nissan from its Alliance partner Mitsubishi, where he served as Executive…

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Properties Investment announces 3 month rent relief for ‘The Market’ retailers Announcement in line with respite measures adopted as part of the global pandemic impact offering support to tenants

Properties Investment announces 3 month rent relief for ‘The Market’ retailers

Dubai, UAE, 2 April 2020: Properties Investment (PI) – a Dubai Investments joint-venture company engaged in the investment and development of real estate properties, has announced a 3 month rent relief as a goodwill gesture for all retailers within ‘The Market’ – a dedicated retail avenue, located in the Green Community, Dubai Investments Park. In the wake of ongoing efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic and with mall managements across the country stepping up efforts with various initiatives, Properties Investments has temporarily advised retailers to close shutters, adhering to preventive…

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Nakheel sterilises 647 residential buildings across Dubai as part of ongoing sanitisation programme

Nakheel sterilises 647 residential buildings across Dubai as part of ongoing sanitisation programme

Dubai, 2 April 2020 … Master developer Nakheel has embarked on a two-week precautionary deep disinfection programme at all 647 residential buildings in its Dubai property portfolio as part of its ongoing commitment to safeguarding public health.             Taking place until 12 April, the exercise covers all buildings managed by Nakheel Strata and all apartment blocks under Nakheel’s residential leasing division. Buildings at Palm Jumeirah, Discovery Gardens, The Gardens, Jumeirah Heights, Masakin Al Furjan, Badrah and International City are undergoing the deep disinfection, which covers all common areas – lifts,…

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COVID-19 will change real estate design and property management in the short and long term — Lootah CEO

COVID-19 will change real estate design and property management in the short and long term — Lootah CEO

Dubai, March 29, 2020: Lootah Real Estate Development (Lootah), one of the region’s most prominent real estate developers, noted the ways in how real estate can change due to the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic—listing down its immediate solutions while advising long-term measures developers can do. As the UAE implements various measures to combat the spread of the disease, Lootah runs down the changes they have done, as well as recommends long-term solutions other real estate developers could observe to combat COVID-19. According to Johns Hopkins University and…

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Stay Safe with a Relaxing Staycation  at LEVA Mazaya Centre Hotel in Dubai

Stay Safe with a Relaxing Staycation  at LEVA Mazaya Centre Hotel in Dubai

A family that bonds together, stays together. Beat the COVID-19 blues with a relaxing staycation at LEVA Mazaya Centre Hotel. Book directly at the hotel on www.stayleva.com and enjoy 30% discount on the best available rate. Included in the promotion are an array of other benefits including free breakfast, free late check-out until 2 pm and free Wi-Fi. In addition, children below 12 years old stay and dine free. The offer is valid until September 2020. Mr. Haytham Osama, Hotel Manager of LEVA Hotel Mazaya Centre, said, “With travel plans…

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Blackboard Makes its Virtual Classroom Solution Accessible to Institutions Through New Easy to Use Self-Service Portal Blackboard Collaborate now available through hassle-free online portal amid COVID-19

Blackboard Makes its Virtual Classroom Solution Accessible to Institutions Through New Easy to Use Self-Service Portal

Dubai, UAE – March 30, 2020 – Blackboard has announced the launch of the Blackboard Collaborate Self-Service Portal that allows for higher education institutions to quickly and easily purchase and implement its virtual classroom solution. The self-service portal significantly reduces the time from purchase to getting started to just hours in direct response to the need for institutions across the globe to quickly transition to digital teaching and learning modalities as a part of their COVID-19 contingency planning. “We’re committed to supporting the education community across the United Arab Emirates…

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Provis Managed Communities in Abu Dhabi Join the World for Earth Hour 2020

Provis Managed Communities in Abu Dhabi Join the World for Earth Hour 2020

Abu Dhabi, March 29, 2020 – Estate management company Provis joined the world last night to mark Earth Hour by switching off all non-essential lighting for one hour across sixteen residential communities in Abu Dhabi from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Residents living in Provis managed communities were also encouraged to switch off to show the world that every little contribution can make a tangible difference. HP Aengaar, Provis CEO, said, “This year, Provis participates in Earth Hour as a symbolic gesture to honor those on the frontlines who are…

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How To Get Your Home Ramadan-Ready

How To Get Your Home Ramadan-Ready

With Sedar Global Interiors E-Commerce Weaving the fabric of life for 125 years true to tradition, but perfect for a modern home Sedar Global Interiors Creative Director Nahel Selo gives his top tips on how to create memorable interiors and ambience for the Holy Month Dubai, UAE, March 2020: Among many homes across the region, this spiritual month is a time for remembering and reviving traditional routines. It is also the season to spend quality time in the home with loved ones. Famous for window, wall and pillow customisation Sedar…

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COVID-19 Data Exchange to Curb the Virus’ Propagation and Limit its Economic Impact A pro bono initiative accelerating & facilitating the access and the circulation of essential non-personal data between public and private organizations

COVID-19 Data Exchange to Curb the Virus’ Propagation and Limit its Economic Impact

United Arab Emirates, March 30- 2020 – Under the impulse of the World Health Organization and the European Union stressing the importance of data sharing, Dawex, the leading data exchange technology company, today announced launching a COVID-19 Data Exchange initiative. The platform will be available pro bono to a large community of companies and organizations looking to contribute to the resolution of this crisis. The technology enables the exchange of vital non-personal data to hinder COVID-19’s dissemination and restrain its economic impact. Scientific communities, hospitals and healthcare operations, pharmaceutical organizations,…

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