Volvo Cars to be fully electric by 2030

Volvo Cars to be fully electric by 2030

Al-Futtaim’s Trading Enterprises – Volvo announced today Volvo Cars commitment to becoming a leader in the fast-growing premium electric car market and plans to become a fully electric car company by 2030. By then, the company intends to only sell fully electric cars and phase out any car in its global portfolio with an internal combustion engine, including hybrids. The company’s transition towards becoming a fully electric car maker is part of its ambitious climate plan, which seeks to consistently reduce the life cycle carbon footprint per car through concrete…

Rediscover the Sanctuary of Your Home with Jotun’s 2021 Trends

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 March 2021 – After spending more time inside than ever before, 2020 was the year that changed our relationships with our homes. From creating home offices and study areas to finally tackling DIY projects we’ve put off for far too long, all across the world, people rediscovered peace, security and comfort right at home. As we move into 2021, we want to nurture this relationship with our homes, building them into our personal sanctuaries. With over 60 years creating colours, Jotun knows that rooms become…

Join Ahlan Simsim for a New Season of Fun Adventures  that Encourage Playful Learning and Problem Solving

Basma and Jad are back with a brand-new friend and new episodes to help children across the Middle East and North Africa learn to “Stop, Notice, and Think” (February 21, 2021 — Amman, Jordan) — Ahlan Simsim, the award-winning children’s show from the creators of Iftah Ya Simsim and Sesame Street shows around the world, returns to screens for a third season for children and families across the region. Premiering on February 28th, the new season features unique characters Basma, Jad, and Ma’zooza who, along with familiar friends Elmo, Cookie…

AZIZI DEVELOPMENTS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR 2021, TO HANDOVER 10,000+ UNITS

AZIZI DEVELOPMENTS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR 2021,

Dubai’s leading private developer marks a successful year, setting a solid foundation for 2021 In 2020, Azizi raised over 300 storeys, poured over 239,000 cubic metres of concrete, constructed over 68 million sq. ft of built-up area, and recorded more than 17.6 million man-hours 46 projects to be handed over in 2021, comprising over 10,000 units and more than 11,204,623 sq. ft of built-up area 40+ new buildings to potentially be launched in 2021 Mr Farhad Azizi: ‘We anticipate a stronger uptick in demand in 2021, partly backed by the…

Sharjah Department of Government Relations embarks on a new journey of collaboration with Afghan cities

Sharjah Department of Government Relations embarks

Afghani delegation arrives in DGR, Sharjah, to discuss cultural and economic cooperation Sheikh Fahim extends Afghanistan’s Consul General an invitation to establish a cultural centre in Sharjah The Department of Government Relations, DGR – Sharjah has evaluated ways to boost bilateral relations between the emirate and cities of Afghanistan, particularly in cultural and economic sectors. Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi, Chairman of DGR Sharjah, received an Afghani delegation, headed by HE Masood Ahmad Azizi, Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in the UAE. The delegation was offered an overview…

OPPO extends partnership with Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation

أوبو تعزّز شراكتها مع مؤسسة محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم للمعرفة دعماً لمبادرة “بالعربي”

As part of its “glocalization” strategy, OPPO is promoting the local Arabic language of the region through MBRF’s ‘Bil Arabi’ initiative ­­ Dubai, UAE, 15 December 2020 – Global technology brand, OPPO, is taking its partnership with the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) this month to a higher level by supporting MBRF’s ‘Bil Arabi’ initiative to mark the UNESCO World Arabic Language Day 2020. As MBRF’s Technology Partner sponsoring the ‘Bil Arabi’ initiative for the second year in a row, OPPO will participate in this year’s celebration…

Driving innovation, economic growth & societal inclusion

تعزز ريادة القارة في مجال الابتكار وتعزيز النمو الاقتصادي

Africa in Motion: Driving innovation, economic growth & societal inclusion By: Nora Wahby, Vice President and Head of Ericsson West Africa & Morocco All around the world, digital transformation is becoming a critical factor in long-term, sustainable economic development, and Africa is no exception. With two decades of experience behind me, I feel a lot of pride in being part of a digital transformation journey with Ericsson which allows me to share my love of technology and how it can accelerate socio-economic prosperity towards the people of Africa. We, at…

Azizi Developments to source ready-mix concrete from S.S. Lootah

عزيزي للتطوير العقاري تتفق مع شركة س. س. لوتاه

A historic deal: Azizi forges relationships with subcontractors to source construction materials directly for enhanced quality control and cost efficiency  Azizi Developments, a leading private developer in the UAE, has awarded an AED 20 million contract to SS Lootah, a major concrete supplier in the region, to source C40 and C45 grade of ready-mix concrete for 16 buildings in Riviera’s Phase 1 and 3. In his comments, Mr Afzaal Hussain, Chief Operating Officer at Azizi Developments, said: “In our unremitting efforts to partner with the best-in-class market suppliers for our…

On the occasion of UN World Cities Day, Urban 20 (U20) Engagement Group of the G20, announces the creation of a “Global Urban Resilience Fund” in response to COVID-19

On the occasion of UN World Cities Day, Urban 20 (U20) Engagement Group of the G20, announces the creation of a “Global Urban Resilience Fund” in response to COVID-19

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,  The Urban 20 (U20), a G20 Engagement Group, today announced that it is working to create a Global Urban Resilience Fund, the first fund of its type developed by cities, for cities. Speaking about the announcement U20 Chair, H.E. Fahd Al-Rasheed, President of the Royal Commission for Riyadh City, noted; “We have the opportunity right now to learn from the impact of COVID-19, to study how to build cities which are more resilient and agile. The cities of the U20 have taken the lead to develop a…

Monaco uses eco-friendly engineering to promote biodiversity

Monaco – October 2020: Valérie Davenet, Director of the Department of the Environment, unveiled 3D panels designed to increase marine biodiversity. The unveiling was attended by H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince, Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development, and Stéphane Valeri, President of the National Council. The panels, which will be submerged to a depth of 35 metres off the coast of Fontvieille in October, were designed by the Department of the Environment and engineering firm SETEC to improve the environmental functions of structures that were submerged in 2014.…