Global players express optimism in region’s US$15 billion auto parts and accessories market

Global players express optimism in region’s US$15 billion auto parts and accessories market

Dubai, UAE: The Middle East’s potential as a key growth region for the automotive aftermarket will be underlined by a healthy international presence at the industry’s largest regional trade fair in Dubai, with global players eager to tap into a market that was valued at US$15 billion in 2018. Automechanika Dubai 2019 is set to welcome more than 1,800 exhibitors from 61 countries when doors open for the 17th time in June at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, with participating companies expressing optimism about future business growth. Connected…

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Paperworld Middle East 2019 opens in Dubai with 305 exhibitors from 42 countries

Paperworld Middle East 2019 opens in Dubai with 305 exhibitors from 42 countries

Dubai, UAE: Paperworld Middle East, the region’s largest international trade fair for stationery, paper, gifts and office supplies, opened today (18 March) in Dubai, featuring 305 exhibitors from 42 countries. Running for three days at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, the annual showcase was opened by H. E. Butti Saeed Al Ghandi, Second Vice-Chairman of the Dubai World Trade Centre. With a new ‘More than Paper’ theme for 2019 and beyond, the 9th edition of Paperworld Middle East opens with an expanded product offering, underlined by its co-location…

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Double A sets new goals in journey towards sustainable community development

Double A sets new goals in journey towards sustainable community development

Double A, Thailand’s largest pulp and paper manufacturer internationally recognized as the leading premium quality copy paper provider in more than 130 countries and more than 30 percent of its annual output destined for the Middle East and African market, continues its journey to be among the world’s most sustainable paper producers, with the support of one million farmers families. Since founded in 1991, Double A’s DNA has been to build a business model from the ground up that not only helps protect the environment and gives back to the…

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Sleek and sophisticated Aiglon Grande Taille Noir, just right for all occasions

Sleek and sophisticated Aiglon Grande Taille Noir, just right for all occasions

Eberhard & Co’s presents a dark horse from their Aiglon Collection for men, with the stunning Aiglon Grande Taille Noir, With sleek, distinguished lines like the rest of its stablemates, the Aiglon Grande Taille Noir strikes a sober and sophisticated presence on the wrist. This black beauty of  a watch comes with a 41 mm PVD treated steel case and black sunray dial – with luminescent hour markers and date at 6 o’clock. Water-resistant up to 50 meters and with a case back held in place by 6 screws, the…

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Roger Dubuis becomes Official Timekeeper of Al Ain FC

Roger Dubuis becomes Official Timekeeper of Al Ain FC

Roger Dubuis announced the kick-off of their grand partnership with Al Ain Football Club, current UAE League champions and former Asian Champions. The Swiss fine watch brand renowned for its avant-garde style and timepieces of extreme technicality and extraordinary complications, signed the agreement as Official Timekeeper of Al Ain FC at a ceremony held at the club’s iconic Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain. The partnership represents the coming together of two entities; that have scaled the peaks of their respective fields and are dedicated to maintaining standards of…

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Beautyworld Dubai with 1,750 exhibitors from 62 countries looking to grow in US$32.4 billion MEA beauty market

Beautyworld Dubai with 1,750 exhibitors from 62 countries looking to grow in US$32.4 billion MEA beauty market

Dubai, UAE: An enticing programme of new and returning features combined with an impressive exhibitor line-up has underscored what promises to be the largest and most all-encompassing edition yet for the region’s foremost beauty products and wellbeing exhibition in Dubai. Beautyworld Middle East 2019 is set to welcome more than 1,750 exhibitors from 62 countries when doors open from 15-17 April at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. With 27 country pavilions, six product groups, and a packed programme of special features, the 24th edition of the annual showcase…

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International Women’s Day All female crew flight: UL 306

International Women’s Day All female crew flight: UL 306

In recognition of International Women’s Day, SriLankan Airlines operated its first all female crew flight from Colombo to Singapore and return.UL306 of 8th March ’19 landed in Singapore carrying more than 170 passengers onboard. The flight was piloted by Captain Simran Ghumman, First Officer Maneesha Nambuge accompanied by purser Miranda Rodrigo and the cabin crew – Lakmini, Sumudu, Onella, Shehani & Dushmanthi.

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Happy Mother’s Day with Corum Heritage Diphylleia

Happy Mother’s Day with Corum Heritage Diphylleia

The latest introduction to the Heritage Collection is named after a rare and precious plant – Diphylleia – also known as “Skeleton flower”. Corum’s newest jewelled timepiece features a diaphonous “bloom”, decorated by hand and embraced by a lustrous ring of mother-of-pearl. This beautiful adornment features a mechanically wound movement in a round case 34 mm in diameter, encircled with a scintillating row of 22 diamonds. Available in two versions: 18-karat rose or 18-karat white gold, in limited productions of eight and eighteen pieces, respectively. Corum’s Heritage collection exemplifies audacious…

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Parmigiani Fleurier- new friend of the brand – cybercrime fighter-Ilya Sachkov

Parmigiani Fleurier- new friend of the brand – cybercrime fighter-Ilya Sachkov

Ilya Sachkov, Forbes global tech-ranking participant, best-dressed according to GQ Russia and not to mention, CEO of one of the global leaders in hi-tech security, became friend of the brand of Swiss luxury manufacture, Parmigiani Fleurier.   Young and gifted, self-made businessman, started his company at early 2000s, age of 17, when people used to see cybercrimes only in The Matrix movie. Group-IB today is in TOP-5 among leaders in its sphere worldwide, protecting largest banks, consulting governments and working in cooperation with Interpol and Europol. Cryptocurrency – is not…

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So Sri Lanka IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo Concludes on a high

So Sri Lanka IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo Concludes on a high

Tim Ballantine of Australia and Ling Er Choo of Singapore emerged top of the heap in the So Sri Lanka IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon, as they won the men’s and women’s titles at the end of a gruelling day of competition in Colombo recently.  Meanwhile the Sri Lanka Navy team won the men’s relay event, beating off a spirited challenge from the UAE squad and Team Foundation for Goodness. Competition was fierce from the outset, as 775 triathletes from 58 different countries were flagged off at 6.15 am in the morning.…

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Celebrate Mother’s Day in ‘Swiss Style’ with Excalibur 36 from Roger Dubuis

Celebrate Mother’s Day in ‘Swiss Style’ with Excalibur 36 from Roger Dubuis

Roger Dubuis has a firm belief that women deserve daring, disruptive and extravagant collections with contemporary designs. Launched as limited editions, these are feminine timepieces on which Roger Dubuis has unleashed every ounce of its legendary creativity. Adaptable for all occasions, the ultra-modern allure of these distinctive creations is designed for women who naturally stand out in any circumstances. Rock chic meets Haute Joaillerie An ode to strong, committed femininity, the Excalibur 36 timepiece is a tribute to power and aesthetics. This rock chic model thus naturally belongs to the…

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Emirati relay team made it to the final in “So Sri Lanka IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo”

Emirati relay team made it to the final in “So Sri Lanka IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo”

Sunday, February 24th saw 775 tri-athletes from 58 take part in So Sri Lanka IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo that commenced at 615am. The race began with a 1.9km swim on Galle Face, followed by a 90km three- loop through the Colombo Port, Colombo Fort Area and Marine Drive and finishing with a two-loop half marathon through the Colombo Port that ended at Galle Face Green. The flat and fast course through the bustling Colombo city, was enjoyed by both the participants and spectators, with the race concluding at 3pm. find below…

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Srilankan Airlines Flies In Elite Global Triathletes for Colombo Ironman® 70.3® Triathlon

الجوية السريلانكية تقلّ أبطال الترايثلون العالميين للمشاركة في بطولة الرجل الحديدي بسريلانكا

SriLankan Airlines, the national airline of Sri Lanka, is flying in the cream of the world’s toughest athletes, who are gathering to compete in the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon challenge, which will take place in the island paradise’s capital city, Colombo on February 24. The cream of the world’s triathletes will take up the gauntlet of the waves and terrain posed by exacting but spectacular course set up across Colombo’s spectacular sea frontage in the IRONMAN® 70.3®, which is being held in the Sri Lankan capital for the second straight year.…

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Oris and expedition swimmer Ernst Bromeis go their own way

Oris and expedition swimmer Ernst Bromeis go their own way

Time to act Oris and expedition swimmer Ernst Bromeis are going their own way to raise awareness of the importance of water, with the release of the Oris Aquis Date Relief, a high-quality diver’s watch.  For many years, Oris has been campaigning to protect and conserve the world’s oceans as part of a mission to bring change for the better. But we continue to see signs that there is so much work still to do. Together with our customers and retail and media partners, we want to bring meaningful change…

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Chrono 4 Grande Taille Limited Edition – another classy reiteration of an iconic collection

Chrono 4 Grande Taille Limited Edition – another classy reiteration of an iconic collection

Eberhard & Co continues to come up with new iterations of their innovative Chrono 4 line of outsize watches embedded with a motorsports theme, The latest edition in the line of oversized chronographs is the Chrono 4 Grande Taille in a limited edition of 500 pieces. With a black stainless steel case and black rubber strap, the Chrono 4 Grande Taille exudes a dynamic and sporting look, proudly carrying the E motif on the side. The generously dimensioned case (43mm) hides a mechanical movement with automatic winding. Like all the…

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22 Top Middle East Triathletes among 1000-Strong International Field Vying For Top Honours In Colombo Ironman 70.3 Triathlon

22 Top Middle East Triathletes among 1000-Strong International Field Vying For Top Honours In Colombo Ironman 70.3 Triathlon

Come Sunday, February 24th and all eyes will be on the scenic coastline that envelops Colombo, Sri Lanka’s enchanting capital, as the cream of the world’s triathletes will take on the challenge of the IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon. It is a field chockfull of talent, with over 730 triathletes from 58 different countries vie for the top honours in Asia’s most influential triathlon competition. Also taking the plunge with the field of ironmen and women will be a strong 22-member contingent from the Middle East, underlining the pulling power of the…

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Roger Dubuis Excalibur Aventador S Blue to debut at Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition 2019

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Aventador S Blue to debut at Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition 2019

When Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini Squadra Corse joined hands in an epoch making partnership, it hit the rarefied echelons of the worlds of high-performance motorsport and haute horology like a proverbial bolt from the blue! It was the start of a new chapter for the two brands, both of whom enjoy reputations of being leaders in innovation, revolutionary new technology and the ultimate in customer experience. The junction was clearly inevitable. While motorsports and watchmaking have long since discovered various affinities, the story of Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini Squadra Corse…

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Admiral AC-ONE 45 Squelette “Kronometry 1999”

Admiral AC-ONE 45 Squelette “Kronometry 1999”

Corum recently unveils three unique versions of its Admiral 45, available only at the Bristol – legendary Parisian luxury hotel and new home of Corum retailers Kronometry 1999 The Admiral 45 Bronze has been sailing the watchmaking seas for just over a year, proudly displaying its patented bronze case, teak pontoon dial, and iconic pennants, arranged around the twelve-sided bezel to display the hours befittingly for lovers of water sports and ocean-going races – and appealing to everyone who enjoys an assertive, sporty chic style. Based on this creation, Corum…

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Chronoswiss Shows Off Twin Limited Edition Flying Grand Regulators

Chronoswiss Shows Off Twin Limited Edition Flying Grand Regulators

Chronoswiss has launched two new striking examples of the Flying Grand Regulator, sporting the characteristic layered dial construction and iconic guilloche work. Both these exclusive watches are prime examples of the line that has created more than mere ripples in the haute horological world. Both dressy and with a sporting flair, these models are designed to fit into most occasions with a certain panache. The stainless steel case measures 44mm x 12.4mm. The satin-finished DLC coating adds a powerful look to these timepieces. The extended screwed lugs, and the oversized…

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22 top Middle East Triathletes Headed for so Sri Lanka Ironman Triathlon Colombo

22 top Middle East Triathletes Headed for so Sri Lanka Ironman Triathlon Colombo

SriLankan Airlines, the Official Airline Partner of the forthcoming IRONMAN® 70.3® event scheduled to take place in Colombo on 24th February announced that as many as 22 triathletes have so far confirmed their participation and several more are expected to participate. The IRONMAN® 70.3® is a grueling contest with a 1.9 kilometer swim course followed by a 90.1 kilometer bike course and ending in a 21.1 kilometer run course and will see the participation of prominent triathletes from the UAE, Jordan, Egypt, Qatar, Kuwait and Jordan amongst others. To support…

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