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Dubai, UAE, April 23, 2018:  Everything begins with the sound of Earl Bostic… True to its jazz references, the studio combines the elegance of the 50s with the spontaneity of the libertarian American youth. Aloysious Parker, the protagonist from Jim Jarmush’s Permanent Vacation, dances throughout the collection.The fashion house p... ... Read more
Dubai, UAE, April 23, 2018:  Skyline University College (SUC) in collaboration with Sharjah Education Council has organized a 10-day IELTS Workshop termed as “Insights into IELTS” from March 25-26, 2018 and April 1-5, 2018 for teachers and students respectively. More than 100 participants attended the workshop that included an exte... ... Read more
With enhanced AI Beauty 2.0 technology, the F7 is like your Personal Beauty Artist;  A beautiful 6.23-inch Super Full Screen with numerous software assistant for better full screen experience. Equipped with 3400 mAh battery and AI battery management for long battery enduranceDubai – United Arab Emirates, 23rd, April 2018 –  &... ... Read more
Dubai, UAE, April 23, 2018:  In the UAE, there’s always been an increasing demand from the youth and working women alike for beauty, however, a significant ethical concern among them revolves around products that have toxins and that involve animal testing.  Palladio, one of the leading international marketer of premium cosmeti... ... Read more
Qatar Insurance Group has signed a partnership agreement with Qatar Rail yesterday under the patronage and presence of  His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani,  Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and H.E Mr. Jassim Bin Saif Al Sulaiti Minister of Transport and Communications, and top rank officials for naming t... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, April 22, 2018: As part of its commitment to promote innovative Qatari entrepreneurs and diversify the economy, Qatar Development Bank is launching the “QDB Investment Forum”, which is going to be held on the May 1, 2018, at the Hilton Hotel in Doha. During the Forum, Qatari Entrepreneurs, both start-ups as well as establis... ... Read more
Doha - Qatar, April 22, 2018:   The wait is over, as Sadeem, the biggest digital series in the Arab world, announces its top ten finalists. After several rounds of challenges, the jury members were able to zero in on the following candidates who will compete for the top position in Sadeem Season 1:  Lina Fakahani from Egypt & Wal... ... Read more
Net Interest Income of QAR 244 million, grew by 5.7% year on year Increased Operating Income of QAR 316 million Operating expenses were QAR 81 million, 3% lower compared to Q1, 2017 Net profit of QAR 169.6 million, an increase of 5.3% year on year The Capital Adequacy ratio at quarter-end stood at a healthy 16.6%Doha, April 21, 2018:   A... ... Read more
DOHA, QATAR, April 21, 2018:   Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) welcomed newly admitted students to the Marhaba Tartans evening, an event where the students can explore the academic programs and student experience opportunities at CMU-Q. More than 100 admitted students and their families met their future professors and cla... ... Read more
The Moment This Ramadan With Beautifully Symbolic Jewellery Gifts From Pandora, Finely Crafted From Genuine Metals.Dubai, UAE, April 21, 2018:  Meet the seasonal styles and must-have designs this Ramadan and find the perfect hand-finished gift to honour the occasion. Celebrate with dazzling jewellery made from PANDORA’s selection of high... ... Read more
Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2018:  Molton Brown, London’s fragrance experts, celebrate their iconic fragrance, range & Bergamot with a refreshingly modernised eau de toilette and divinely decadent new body luxuries.Created as one of Britain’s first high-end fine liquid hand washes, the brand’s original collection was chosen for... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar – April 18, 2018 –   The founder and chairman emeritus of MIT’s Media Lab, Nicholas Negroponte, an inventor, thinker, and angel investor who has pushed the boundaries of connectivity and communication, shared his thoughts on the evolving world of digital information with students, faculty, and staff at Northw... ... Read more
Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2018:    COLAB is an award –winning dry shampoo created by a team of beauty insiders, including international blogger Ruth Crilly. Spray the brilliant quick fix formula into roots for amazing oil absortion without white residue- for effortlessly refreshed hair in an instant.Explore COLAB”s collection... ... Read more
Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2018:    COLAB is an award –winning dry shampoo created by a team of beauty insiders, including international blogger Ruth Crilly. Spray the brilliant quick fix formula into roots for amazing oil absortion without white residue- for effortlessly refreshed hair in an instant.Explore COLAB”s collection... ... Read more
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Dubai, UAE - April 24, 2018 The second face transplant procedure in the history of the Nordic countries was performed earlier this year in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) in Finland. In the first face transplant, performed in 2016, some parts of the facial tissue were transplanted. The most recent operation was more demanding as it involved transplanting an even bigger part of the facial tissue. Planmeca’s pioneering 3D technology and expert service contributed to this intricate and rare operation. Planmeca and the company’s 3D technology were part of the second face transplant operation in the Nordics performed earlier this year in the Hospital District ......read more

April 24, 2018, Dubai:  Michael Kors’ Ramadan capsule collection launch was an affair to remember. Guests were invited to the luxurious and elegant Penthouse, on the 16th floor of the newly opened FIVE hotel. Located on the Palm Jumeirah Dubai, offering picturesque views of the Arabian Gulf- the city’s key editors and influencers explored the brands’ latest offerings while taking  in spectacular views of the Dubai Skyline.  Media mingled, listened to the smooth tunes of regional DJ and stylestar Tala Samman, and explored a special curation of glamorous clothes and accessories. The capsule collection, which features a total of 19 MICHAEL Michael Kors pieces ......read more

IKEA Yas Island and Dubai bring more fun-filled activities and workshops instore from HAG AL LAILA on May 1st to Dining Week from April 28th to May 5th    United Arab Emirates, 24 April 2018:   IKEA, the region’s favourite Swedish home furnishing retailer, is inviting shoppers to join them in a series of celebrations of both local culture and better living throughout the coming weeks in both their Dubai and Yas Island stores.   1) On Tuesday May 1st, IKEA is hosting an afternoon of sweet celebrations for HAG AL LAILA, an Emirati traditional festivity similar to ‘trick or treating’. With cultural performances, delicious sweets, Emirati ga ......read more

The third edition of this Government Procurement and Contracting event will provide SMEs with business opportunities worth QR 6.5 billion Doha- 24 April, 2018:   Qatar Development Bank (QDB) today kicked-off the third edition of ‘MOUSHTARAYAT’ - the Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition, in collaboration with the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) - the strategic partner, and Qatar National Bank (QNB) – the golden sponsor. This three-day event is dedicated to providing a platform for interaction between local SMEs and the governmental bodies, in addition to strengthening cooperation between the private and public sector compan ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 23, 2018:  Everything begins with the sound of Earl Bostic… True to its jazz references, the studio combines the elegance of the 50s with the spontaneity of the libertarian American youth. Aloysious Parker, the protagonist from Jim Jarmush’s Permanent Vacation, dances throughout the collection. The fashion house plays with proportions and composes freely with references from the past. A white stitched ocher suede zip jacket is paired with a pair of summer houndstooth trousers sharply cut at ankle length. The timeless leather jacket has an undersized fit over a mesh t-shirt. The softness of the tropical printed bowling shirts contrasts with the wide-c ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 23, 2018:  Skyline University College (SUC) in collaboration with Sharjah Education Council has organized a 10-day IELTS Workshop termed as “Insights into IELTS” from March 25-26, 2018 and April 1-5, 2018 for teachers and students respectively. More than 100 participants attended the workshop that included an extensive coaching on all skill categories (Speaking, Writing, Reading, and Listening). SUC Head of English Language Centre, Dr. Victoria Verna gave a thorough orientation about the test format, the techniques of IELTS and conducted classes. The workshop helped the candidates with test format, preparation techniques, and time management skills. On t ......read more

With enhanced AI Beauty 2.0 technology, the F7 is like your Personal Beauty Artist;  A beautiful 6.23-inch Super Full Screen with numerous software assistant for better full screen experience. Equipped with 3400 mAh battery and AI battery management for long battery endurance Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 23rd, April 2018 –   OPPO, the Selfie Expert and Leader, today launched the F7. The latest Selfie Expert, powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), takes smartphone technology to new heights. Together with the Super Full Screen and glossy design, the F7 offers consumers a better user experience. Priced at AED1249, the OPPO F7 with 4GB RAM and 64 GB ROM ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 23, 2018:  In the UAE, there’s always been an increasing demand from the youth and working women alike for beauty, however, a significant ethical concern among them revolves around products that have toxins and that involve animal testing.   Palladio, one of the leading international marketer of premium cosmetics and skincare, boasts products that are toxin-free and ethically produced. Palladio offers cruelty-free, "herbal and vitamin enriched cosmetic" products at very affordable prices. In only a few years, the brand has carved out its niche through well-known beauty retailers across the world, including the UAE. Today, it is the force ......read more

Qatar Insurance Group has signed a partnership agreement with Qatar Rail yesterday under the patronage and presence of  His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani,  Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and H.E Mr. Jassim Bin Saif Al Sulaiti Minister of Transport and Communications, and top rank officials for naming the West Bay station as Qatar Insurance Group station, which is the first agreement for naming stations. This initiative is included in the CSR agenda and stations naming rights are a strategic aspect of Qatar Rail, through which it endeavors to execute partnerships with the companies and leading Qatari and international trademarks for the purpose o ......read more

Doha, Qatar, April 22, 2018: As part of its commitment to promote innovative Qatari entrepreneurs and diversify the economy, Qatar Development Bank is launching the “QDB Investment Forum”, which is going to be held on the May 1, 2018, at the Hilton Hotel in Doha. During the Forum, Qatari Entrepreneurs, both start-ups as well as established ones, will meet with local and international investors, including international VC funds and QDB. The bank will reflect upon its achievements in contributing towards the development of Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Qatar during the event. The booming Qatar economy and buoyed investors’ sentiments over the past few years have propelled Q ......read more

Doha - Qatar, April 22, 2018:   The wait is over, as Sadeem, the biggest digital series in the Arab world, announces its top ten finalists. After several rounds of challenges, the jury members were able to zero in on the following candidates who will compete for the top position in Sadeem Season 1:  Lina Fakahani from Egypt & Walid Fatim from Morocco for Vlogging; Mohammed Al-Salini from Libya & Qassim Al-Hato from Jordan for Travel and Adventure; Abdullah Jalal from Pakistan, Ali Neyadi from Oman & Muthanna Al-Salih from Iraq for Motivation and Inspiration; Abdulrahman Al Khamis from Kuwait for Innovation and Technology; Omar Al-Kikhia from Libya for Entertainment ......read more

Net Interest Income of QAR 244 million, grew by 5.7% year on year Increased Operating Income of QAR 316 million Operating expenses were QAR 81 million, 3% lower compared to Q1, 2017 Net profit of QAR 169.6 million, an increase of 5.3% year on year The Capital Adequacy ratio at quarter-end stood at a healthy 16.6% Doha, April 21, 2018:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C, in Qatar, released its consolidated financial statements for the quarter ended 31 March 2018 today with a Net Profit of QAR 169.6 million for the quarter. This represents an increase of 5.3% over its financial results for the same period of last year   His Excellency Sheikh H ......read more

DOHA, QATAR, April 21, 2018:   Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) welcomed newly admitted students to the Marhaba Tartans evening, an event where the students can explore the academic programs and student experience opportunities at CMU-Q. More than 100 admitted students and their families met their future professors and classmates, as well as the staff members who will support them in their educational journey.  Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, welcomed the Class of 2022: “Students, university is a transformative experience. You are starting on a journey where you will meet new, lifelong friends, learn new interests and passions, and build the foundation o ......read more

The Moment This Ramadan With Beautifully Symbolic Jewellery Gifts From Pandora, Finely Crafted From Genuine Metals. Dubai, UAE, April 21, 2018:  Meet the seasonal styles and must-have designs this Ramadan and find the perfect hand-finished gift to honour the occasion. Celebrate with dazzling jewellery made from PANDORA’s selection of high-quality metals - in Sterling silver, PANDORA Shine, 14k gold and PANDORA Rose – that present stylish keepsake gifts to cherish for years to come. Create personalized PANDORA jewellery gifts with limitless possibilities. Choose from jewellery box classics such as the Moments Smooth PANDORA Shine Clasp bracelet, crafted in 18k gold-plat ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2018:  Molton Brown, London’s fragrance experts, celebrate their iconic fragrance, range & Bergamot with a refreshingly modernised eau de toilette and divinely decadent new body luxuries. Created as one of Britain’s first high-end fine liquid hand washes, the brand’s original collection was chosen for the guest suites of distinguished Mayfair hotel, Grosvenor House. Ever since, Orange & Bergamot has been a much-loved, bestselling fragrance for over thirty years, scenting not only hands but also the body and home, and has won several beauty accolades to become Molton Brown’s signature icon. This unmistakeable fragrance is inspir ......read more

Doha, Qatar – April 18, 2018 –   The founder and chairman emeritus of MIT’s Media Lab, Nicholas Negroponte, an inventor, thinker, and angel investor who has pushed the boundaries of connectivity and communication, shared his thoughts on the evolving world of digital information with students, faculty, and staff at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q). “Professor Negroponte is a pioneer in the world of interactivity and multimedia, and he has been a driving force behind much of the innovation and developments that have shaped our world today,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO. “For many years he has led and supported an enormous array o ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2018:    COLAB is an award –winning dry shampoo created by a team of beauty insiders, including international blogger Ruth Crilly. Spray the brilliant quick fix formula into roots for amazing oil absortion without white residue- for effortlessly refreshed hair in an instant. Explore COLAB”s collection of fragrances including three brand new scents. Original Fragrance – ‘Too cool for school’ vibe and an effortlessly cool, bergamot and rose scent. Slay All Day! Paradise Fragrance- Feel-good flamingo vibes and a totally tropical, coconut scent. That’s my kind of Paradise! Tropical Fragrance – carnival vi ......read more

Tried and tested at Coachella opening weekend! United Arab Emirates, 18th April 2018:   The first weekend of Coachella may be over but there’s still more to come, as well as a flurry of summer festivals on the horizon! So, if you’re starting to ponder about how all the super-chic festival goers, including the fresh-faced celebs and influencers stay looking their best, whilst living their best life, then FOREO is here to help you put on your best festival face forward this season.  Yes, it’s possible to maintain your glow-on-the-go with limited sleep thanks to FOREO. The Swedish beauty brand fled to Coachella to give you the ultimate guide to festival fa ......read more

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 2018:   Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels, has launched two 64-meter landing ships for the Kuwait Naval Force as part of a contract to build eight naval ships to support Kuwait’s military capabilities.  The ships were launched during a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Kuwaiti Naval Force in the presence of Lieutenant General Mohammad Al-Khodr, Chief of the General Staff at Kuwait Armed Forces; Lieutenant General Sheikh Abdullah Al-Nawaf Al-Sabah, Deputy Chief of Staff; Major-General Khaled Al-Kandari, Commander of the Kuwait Nav ......read more

Doha, Qatar, April 17, 2018:   Envisioning to empower Qatari SMEs to harness growth, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) announced the launch of the first of its kind "SME Toolkit: Policies and Procedures Guidelines for SMEs owners" during a press conference held on Sunday, April 15 at the four Seasons hotel. The press conference was attended by Mr. Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al-Khalifa, Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Development Bank, and Mrs. Farah Al-Kuwari, Statistics & Research Manager at the Bank, as well as media representatives. The launch of the SME Toolkit is part of QDB’s continued commitment to strengthen the SME sector in Qatar, through holistic solutions t ......read more

Doha-Qatar, 17 April 2018:   KidzMondo Doha, part of AURA Entertainment Services W.L.L and one-of-a-kind edutainment city in Qatar, recently organised a get-together for its partners. This offered all partners a great opportunity to share best practices and learn from each other.  KidzMondo Doha is an international edutainment park for children between 2 and 14 years, featuring a self-sufficient City built for, and managed solely by Children who will be known as Kidizens. This mini city has its own economy and currency (Kidlar), public services and over 80 different professional role play activities contained within. It is a safe, interactive and educational environment, wh ......read more

Upgrade to a brand new Galaxy S9 or S9+ for an exclusive price when you trade in your current device at select Samsung Brand stores and retailers in the UAE Dubai, UAE, April 17, 2018:   Don’t miss your chance to own Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone for an exclusive discounted price when you trade in your current device. For a limited time only, Samsung is giving its customers in the UAE the opportunity to upgrade their current device and save big on the all-new Galaxy S9 or S9+, equipped with Samsung’s best-yet smartphone camera and a range of innovative features. Customers with select smartphone models can trade in their current device for a new Samsung G ......read more

Doha, 17 April, 2018 –   As part of the company’s ongoing expansion plans to serve all areas in the country, Qatar Fuel “WOQOD” opened its 61nd service station in Al Thumama area.   On this occasion, WOQOD’s Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Saad Rashid Al Muhannadi, said:  “We are pleased to open this new station in Al Thumama to provide basic services to the community. The new opening reflects our ambitious plans to expand our network and accessibility within Qatar, in order to cater to the growing needs of the local market and ensure that high quality products and services are available to all our customers at their convenience ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 16th April 2018 –   Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the names of its April’s draw winners for Thara’a, its Shari’ah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters. As the draw results showed, Ahmad Mohd Al-Mohannadi and Sumaya Mehdar Alyafei each won a cash prize of QR 50,000. Also, a cash prize worth QR 25,000 was awarded to Abdulrahman Mohamed Fakhroo, and Hessa Saleh Alaqili, respectively. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce. ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2018:  Skyline University College organized the 3rd Economics Day event on April 9, 2018 at SUC Campus. During the event, SUC Macroeconomic students showcased their depth of economic knowledge on topical issues affecting the global economy through visuals, posters, and videos. This year’s theme focused on the global economy and the recently introduced VAT in UAE as the countdown to Dubai 2020 begins.  The event was graced by two leading business and financial experts in the world of global trade, Ms. Joy Ajlouny, Co-Founder of Fetchr and Ms. Divya Bhagtani, CEO and Co-Founder of Accountants Box.  Ms. Joy advised students to take risks, to cons ......read more

DUBAI – April 16, 2018:   Dubai-based Al Kasir Group launched three Crypto assets backed by certified diamonds. Al Kasir Jewellery Trading and Al Kasir portal, a joint venture under the private office of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Obaid Al Maktoum, announced the launch of the innovative diamond trading model using the blockchain technology for the first time in the world.  Al Kasir Group, a joint venture under the private office of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Obaid Al Maktoum and Dr. Amit Lakhanpal, Indian entrepreneur, property developer and director of the Al Kasir Group.  Speaking at a press conference in Dubai, Dr. Lakhanpal said, “Cryptocurrenc ......read more

Doha, Qatar – April 16, 2018 –    Applications to Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) this year were the highest in its history, increasing by almost 50 percent, with applications coming from more than 60 countries around the world. The percentage of students accepted also fell by seven percent due to increased selectivity and the competitiveness of the class. Students who have been accepted – including students flying-in from 15 different countries – will be attending a Preview NU-Q event at the university later this month. All admitted students are invited take part in this annual event, which is designed to help them and their families explore a ......read more

Taking the classic pandora look to a stunning New dimension, the expertly crafted bow jewellery puts a gorgeous new spin on spring style. Dubai, UAE, April 15, 2018:  The best-loved PANDORA charms have come along way since they were first launched in 2000. This season, PANDORA introduces an elegant new collection of bow-inspired jewellery. The feminine Brilliant Bow sterling silver bracelet, ring, earrings and collier necklace complement the season’s most show-stopping novelty, the statement piece Brilliant Bow charm. Hand-finished in highest quality materials, PANDORA has reinvigorated its charm bracelet concept throughout the years with innovative new features and styles. ......read more

New single release – Out 13th of April World Wide trough Yellow Rhinestone Records Listen Here. It’s ‘Sold To Perfection’ – a song that combines Therése’s Swedish and Lebanese heritage, and forms a Scandipop/Arabic pop hybrid. So it’s basically got the amazing melody and poptasticness of Scandinavian pop music, paired with the rhythms and flavours of Eastern pop. It’s a one listen and you like sort of affair. And it’s ALL about the chorus. Biography The Swedish-Lebanese singer-songwriter has enjoyed great success in the US, Europe and the Middle East. Her debut album LIVIN was released in 2006 on Theresé´s own label ......read more

During a special gathering Doha, Qatar – 12 April 2018:   Sealine Beach, A Murwab Resort, Qatar’s first leisure destination, recently hosted a special gathering at the resort’s premises held to celebrate the resort’s main achievements in 2017 and to showcase the full-scale renovation and completely remodeled premium leisure destination for local and international tourists.  The distinguished guests, media members, staff and management, were taken on an extensive tour of the premises, where they were introduced to a multitude of world-class recreational and entertainment venues; and had a firsthand experience of the resort’s signature hospita ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2018:  Happiness starts with a healthy well-being. But truth be told, people are so caught up with the chaotic and hectic world that health has been taken for granted and so genuine happiness becomes difficult to achieve.  In line with one of the core objectives of the UAE Ministry of Happiness to “instill a culture of happiness and positivity,” Skyline University College Executive Director and Chair of the Executive Council, Mr. Nitin Anand challenged the whole faculty and staff of Skyline to start leading a healthy lifestyle while creating a harmonious relationship among employees.  Inspired by the Dubai Fitness Challenge initiative by ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2018:  Showered? Tick. In a rush? Double tick.  Planning to moisturise? No way! Not when you’ve got jeans to fit into and ten minutes to get out the door!  If this sounds familiar, then you can count yourself among the 35% of women in the UK who DON’T use a body moisturiser because it takes too long to apply*  Life’s too short for waiting. Which is why NEW fast-absorbing Body Yogurts take just 15 seconds to absorb into your skin. Finding time in our busy schedules to take care of our skin is hard, right? Well, now just 15 seconds a day is all it takes for a healthy-looking glow.  NEXT LEVEL BODY MOISTURISING 25 year ......read more

Marking the launch of the Company’s 2nd store in 2018 Doha-Qatar –12 April 2018:   In pursuing its strategic plan to bring to reality Al-Meera’s  unique retail experience to all areas of Qatar, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C.) continues its ambitious expansion by announcing the opening of its 49th store, in Aba Al Heran, Qatar. The opening took place in the presence of Mr Raed Al Khalaf Chairman and Managing Director at Al Raed Trading Co, Dr Mohammed Khalifa Al Kubaisi, Head of Training and Management Development in The Awqaf Ministry and Qatar TV presenter Hassan al Saai alongside Deputy CEO of Al Meera, Mr. Salah Ahmed Al-Hammadi, and a ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2018:  Many people know that their mental and emotional wellbeing is as important as – and can actually affect – good physical health. In our busy, modern lives we can often feel removed from nature and even ourselves. So HJÄRTELIG collection invites us to press the “pause” button, if only for a little while, on a daily life that’s often hectic, complicated and online. Whether to practice some yoga, to tend to a plant or simply to relax amongst beautiful, natural materials, HJÄRTELIG collection is about the moments to re-focus and to revitalise ourselves. Designed with a delicate touch, these home furnishing products h ......read more

Doha, 10 April 2018:  QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, announced its results for the three months ended 31 March 2018. For the three months ended 31 March 2018, Net Profit reached QAR3.4 billion (USD0.9 billion), up by 7% compared to previous year. Total assets increased by 12% from March 2017 to reach QAR834 billion (USD229 billion), the highest ever achieved by the Group. Key driver of growth in total assets was from loans and advances which grew by 12% to reach QAR598 billion (USD164 billion). Also QNB Group was successful in attracting funding, which resulted in increased customer funding by 12% to reach QAR604 billion (U ......read more

Dubai based fine jewellery designer Lana Al Kamal, releases her debut collection  Dubai, UAE, April 10, 2018:  Born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it is no surprise that Lana Al Kamal, decided to manufacture her debut collection at one of Saudi Arabia’s most famous jewellery manufacturers. However, her Saudi up bringing wasn’t her only inspiration.  From Syrian parents, Lana recalls the idea behind the brand was built upon her Father’s advice - “Let your eyes see only beauty” forming her taste for art, and obsession with small details, that grew into an extraordinary pleasure to discover.  Drawing geometrical shapes soon became a hobby, le ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 10, 2018:   Marni celebrates style and individuality in a new eyewear collection that unites geometric lines, precious finishes and a striking mix of materials. Each model expresses the contemporary desire for distinction, versatility and sophistication. MARNI DRIVER ( ME605S )   These women’s sunglasses combine different materials and finishes, reflecting Marni’s composite, refined aesthetic. The contrast between the round lenses and the sharp-angled frame creates an original graphic and geometric impact, enhanced by the metal profile in the upper line of the acetate. Transparent colors are combined with the bright gold finish, which is a ......read more

Doha, Qatar,  April 9, 2018:  A celebratory red carpet event at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) showcased five student films before family, friends, and members of the local film industry. The films explored themes including identity, mental illness, friendship, tradition, and the urgent need for societal change.  “It’s great to see students making time to practice their passion and dedicating time outside the classroom to produce independent films and projects,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO. “Studio 20Q’s Premiere night has long been one of the most exciting and highly anticipated events of the year. Faculty, staff, famil ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 9, 2018:  The new Calvin Klein women’s eyewear is polished, modern and fashion forward. With beautiful color palettes, solid hardware design and mixed materials, the line embodies the contemporary style of the iconic brand.  Calvin Klein Eyewear Optical Women's CK5964. With fluid architectural construction and rounded hardware, this double bridge design demonstrates fashion forward styling. Iconic colored temple tips add a signature touch. Available in black, burgundy and rose havana. Sun Women's CK1231S. This sculpted butterfly shape is enhanced with rounded hardware in a polished architectural design. Classic colors add a signature e ......read more

The Joséphine Aigrette Impériale collection is interpreted in High Jewellery with two new ensembles, one set with diamonds and rubies, the other with diamonds. Dubai, UAE, April 8, 2018:  A precious reflection of the refined taste of its muse, a woman of intellect and sensitivity, the Josephine collection offer timelessly elegant exceptional pieces, creative variations on the theme of the Empress’ tiaras. Like sparkling drops, the diamonds of Aigrette Impériale form a scintillating spray around the central pear-cut diamond or ruby. As dazzling as a Parisian party, the new sets joyfully celebrate the radiance of diamonds and the flamboyance of rubies. The first brings together d ......read more

Doha, Qatar – April 8, 2018 –  This spring students at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) are completing their 10-week journalism residency programs at major news, media, and strategic communication organizations in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East.  The internships often represent the students’ first extended exposure to a professional setting, thereby helping to clarify for them the next steps in their careers. “NU-Q’s journalism and strategic communication residency requirement enables students to learn professional skills and life lessons that can be developed only in the demanding, fast-paced business environment,” said ......read more

Robinsons’ John Lewis celebrates its first anniversary in Dubai with spectacular events Dubai, UAE, April 7, 2018:  The high-end brand “John Lewis” got into the festive mood on March 29th celebrating its first anniversary in Dubai. The iconic store celebrated a morning of entertaining activities, which were initiated with an introduction speech by the General Manager Mr. Adosh Sharma from 11:00 to 11:30 am. The real party mood started at 11:30 with revealing the birthday cake along with a delightful English brunch. The diverse activities comprised of three workshops that ranged from an etiquette session to a baking class. The guests engaged in learning all the se ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 5, 2018:  Michael Kors is pleased to announce a special curation of glamorous clothes and accessories in celebration of Ramadan. The capsule collection features a total of 19 MICHAEL Michael Kors pieces, including 6 handbag styles that are exclusive to the Middle East during the month of Ramadan. The Mercer Studio Bag In three luxe and exclusive colors—Admiral, Bright Red and Oat—our Mercer Studio bag is at once modern and sophisticated. The woven leather body is accented with smooth trim and top handles, while a removable lock charm delivers a signature touch. Complete with an adjustable shoulder strap, this versatile crossbody will effortlessly tran ......read more

A strong performance in total asset standing at 48,6  billion QR, driven by a strong growth in the finance portfolio that reached 31.7 billion QR. Customer deposits reached 26.5 billion QR.  Doha – Qatar, April 04, 2018:  Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, convened its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 3rd April 2018, chaired by HE Sheikh Mohamed Bin Hamad Bin Jassim Al Thani, Chairman of the Board and Managing Director, with an 82% shareholder attendance, at the Four Seasons Hotel.   During the AGM, all items on the agenda were discussed, such as hearing and approving the Board's Repo ......read more

You don’t need good genes to have younger-looking skin  Introducing re-engineered formula: Olay Regenerist Cream Dubai, UAE, April 3, 2018:  Olay introduces a re-engineered formula of its best-selling anti-aging moisturizer, Olay Regenerist Cream, designed to visibly firm skin and reduce lines and wrinkles.    DNA or Olay?  New research from Olay reveals that you don’t need good genes to have exceptionally youthful looking skin – it’s how you treat your skin that matters the most1.   Informed by this discovery, Olay has re-engineered its Regenerist formulas to include scientifically proven ingredients that contri ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2018:  GUESS is happy to share an update in the SS18 accessories collection. The updated collection includes a colour palette that compliments the warm summer days coming up with bright yellows, romantic pinks and sky blues. These styles will surely keep you looking bright and on trend this season. The collection is now available in stores.  ...read more

Skyline University College has successfully conducted the UN World Water Day celebration in cooperation with SHUROOQ and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) on March 22, 2018 at Al Majaz Waterfront Park, Sharjah UAE. Competitions on painting, poster-making, video jingle were organized for children in line with this year’s UN World Water Day theme, “Nature of Water,” and was followed by an awareness walk around Al Majaz Park by SUC faculty, staff, students, and event guests. Among the important guests who graced the event were, Ms. Fatima Zaabi, Director of Communication and Social Services, Environment and Protected Area Authority (EPAA); Mr. Rashid Ali Marzou ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 31, 2018:  Skyline University College hosted the National Seminar on Case Studies and Research on March 26, 2018 at SUC campus. The Chief Guest of the event was Dr. Faisal Ali Mousa, Chairman of FAM Holding. Dr. Mousa delivered a motivational speech where he shared his experiences of a journey starting from 3000 dirhams to 3 billion dirhams. He talked about the challenging times of his career as well as the strategies and the principles he always adhered to.  SUC Professor, Dr. Gouher Ahmed was the first speaker of the seminar who discussed the topic, “Case Research Some Issues” followed by the welcome remarks by SUC Dean, Dr. Amitabh Upadhya. Other ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2018:  The new Emporio Armani eyewear echoes the eponymous fashion collections in a play on contrasts. Men’s and women’s models dialogue, opposites attract and merge in a mix of materials and colours.  Striking details in all the styles reinforce the strong brand identity. Comfort and fit for all is a key feature, the frames are constructed with charisma and flair. A perfect match of design and functionality.     WOMEN  EA 2060 - Quintessentially feminine, this rimless frame reflects the flawless elegance which is indicative of the label. Producing a look with immediate impact, the floral theme of the Emporio Armani Fall/Wi ......read more

 A toothbrush that knows more about you than your shrink  Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2018:   Following extensive research at the FOREO Institute, the world’s biggest beauty tech brand, FOREO, has just launched an innovative, highly charged, smart life coach in the form of a toothbrush, the ISSALEXA.  Not only will the T-sonic electric toothbrush provide the very best in dental care, but what makes it especially advanced is its in built ‘lifestyle’ support intelligence’ that will advise and speak to its owner, by analysing saliva, thus allowing it to know what emotional and life support you need for the day, or before going to bed. The re ......read more

Doha, Qatar – March, 2018:   Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C) held its Annual Ordinary General Assembly on Tuesday, 27th March 2018 at La Cigale Hotel, in the presence of Sheikh Thani Bin Thamer Bin Mohamed Al Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors, as well as members of the Board of Directors, shareholders and investors.  All items on the agenda were discussed, such as hearing and approving the Board's Report for the year ended 31st December 2017, along with discussing and approving the Company's future business plans. This also came in line with hearing the External Auditor's Report of the year ended 31st December 2017. The company’s fina ......read more

The Third Edition of the Sale to run from March 28th to March 31st with up to 70% off 27 March 2018, Dubai, U.A.E:   SOUQ.com has announced the third edition of ‘Everything For You Sale’ giving customers a chance to shop for what they want at great prices, with up to 70% off from Wednesday, March 28 to Saturday, March 31. The third edition of SOUQ’s biggest sale of the season will give customers the opportunity to search for what they want, with great savings on thousands of products. For customers, looking for a personal makeover, revamping their home, stocking up on kitchen supplies or craving to get their hands on the latest gadgets, you can find a vast sele ......read more

Doha, Qatar – March 26, 2018 –  Students at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) were recognized for their work at the school’s annual Media and Research Awards ceremony. The event highlights the best student work in areas of research, documentary, creative writing, fiction, news, and multimedia content. Prior to the awards ceremony, the university hosted a public showcase of all nominees at the NU-Q Auditorium. The submissions were judged by local and international industry leaders, including representatives from Al Jazeera, Memac Ogilvy, Ginger Camel, Qatar University, and the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. “Each year our students create a number ......read more

 Even More Invisible Than Ever   Dubai, UAE, March 26, 2018:  Lucky for us after the high demand for a modern and innovative solutions for our customers problems, MAKE UP FOREVER is finally launching 3 new products that we’re all waiting for. Allowing the users to play with color correction, build their tailor-made coverage, and add radiance to their complexion.   This year, Ultra HD range welcomes 3 new, advanced, contemporary products: ULTRA HD PERFECTOR, ULTRA HD SOFT LIGHT, and ULTRA HD UNDERPAINTING. The products give an invisible correction, extremely blendable texture, and second skin correction. Ultra HD 2018 new products are the perfect tools fo ......read more

Doha- 12 March, 2018 -Buoyed by a strong two-year partnership, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) has once again renewed its agreement with Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIB) for its very successful Al Dhameen program portfolio agreement, enabling further expansion of SMEs financing. The agreement was inked by Mr. Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Khalifa, CEO of QDB, and Mr. Abdulbasit Ahmad Al-Shaibei, QIIB Chief Executive Officer, at the QDB head office on March 12, 2018.  ther dignitaries present during the ceremony included QIIB Deputy CEO Mr. Jamal Al-Jamal, Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al Thani, Chief of Corporate Banking at QIIB, Mr. Khalid Abdulla Al Mana, Executive Director of Busine ......read more

Doha – Qatar, March 13, 2018: The biggest digital competition and series in the Arab world, 'Sadeem',  is now live, with daily episodes on social media.  Sadeem’s audience will get to watch their 20 contestants from across the region go from zero to hero, through an exciting online reality series that will culminate in the crowning of the Arab world’s next digital super star.  The contestants were chosen from the 18,000 who applied to Sadeem from across the Arab world and beyond.. Targeted at “Generation Z”, Arabs aged between 15 and 25, Sadeem aims to create a network of young content creators from the Arab world who can realize the ......read more

Provides funding for building greenhouses in Qatar through its new “Greenhouse program” Doha, Qatar - 25 March 2018:   As part of its ongoing efforts to spread the culture of agriculture among Qatari farmers and enhance food security in the region through the fisheries, livestock and other agricultural sectors, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) participated in the 6th Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition, AgriteQ 2018. This event was held under the patronage of the Ministry of Municipality and the Environment, from 20 to 22 March at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center to highlight the latest innovations in agricultural techniques, and to pinpoint the roa ......read more

Merging Exceptional Dental Hygiene with Impeccable Style  Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018:   The world’s biggest beauty tech brand, FOREO, has just launched the toothbrush of the future -  the ISSA 2, a sonic electric toothbrush that combines state-of-the-art technology with unparalleled durability: a one-hour charge lasts up to an incredible 365 uses. Setting a new global standard for advanced oral care, the revolutionary, new generation toothbrush has become a firm favorite of the who’s who of lifestyle bloggers and it doesn’t stop there -  the award-winning ISSA’s influence even extends to outer space, and in 2017 it made a cameo appearan ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018:  Skyline University College Corporate Affairs Office has organized the 11th edition of CEO Lecture Series with keynote speaker, Mohamed Amine Belarbi, Co-Founder and CEO of VUL9 Security Solutions on March 14, 2018.  As the featured CEO, Mohamed Amine shared how he started as a serial entrepreneur who created his own publication and co-founded the fastest-growing cybersecurity company in the region at a young age. He imparted motivational insights to the students based on his own experiences during his talk entitled, “Unleash the Entrepreneur Within.” He also encouraged students to get out of their comfort zones, to always work smartly, an ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2018:  The Marhabtain-Renewal Tour Guide Training Program by Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) was conducted at Skyline University College on March 7, 2018.  The resource speakers of the training were Student Affairs Head, Dr. Osama Ali Thawabeh and Associate Professor, Dr. Mohit Vij who discussed topics such as, Tourism Phenomenon Role of a Tourist Guide, Sharjah as a Tourist Destination, Sharjah as a Cultural Destination, Innovation and Sustainability, and Reputation Management during their respective sessions.  The Marhabtain-Renewal Tour Guide Training Program is specifically targeted to experienced professional tour gui ......read more

Doha: 21 March, 2018 -   As part of the company’s ongoing expansion plans to be able to serve every area in Qatar, and in line with its commitment to meet the fuel and energy needs of the country, Qatar Fuel “WOQOD” opened New Salata petrol station on 18th March, which is the second station that WOQOD newly opened in 2018, and by this increasing its network of various petrol stations to 60.  WOQOD’s CEO, Eng. Saad Rashid Al Muhannadi, said: “WOQOD aspires to expand its petrol station network in the country to meet the rising demand for petroleum products and achieve the goal of providing customers with access to best-in-class products and servi ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2018:  All about ease…the relaxed  attitude of sarongs, kimonos and pajamas juxtaposed with  oversized  menswear  tailoring… Laid-back jackets, trenches, shirts, shorts and  trousers…the  luxe sweatshirt… Barefoot glamour for evening…fractional layering…catching the breeze with chiffon, Linen gauze and georgette…scarf skirts And dresses…the streamer shirt and poet’s blouse…tints of rosewater, wisteria and Cornflower…a mix of blues from surf and maritime  to  water…crisp  tones  of black And white…earthy shades ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2018:  Artist Phuong Dang, in collaboration with renowned perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour, combines art and science to create a collection of olfactory poems, true works of art, striking in both their originality and their beauty. Inspired by Phuong’s original paintings and perfume concepts, which seek to capture human spirit in liquid form, Bertrand and Phuong together weave exceptionally high concentrations of the most precious raw materials into unique harmonies that can truly transform our feelings and transport us to realms rarely visited by modern perfumery “To me, scents are the ultimate mysteries that hold not only our reflections  of the p ......read more

Doha, Qatar – March 20, 2018 –   Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shari’ah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, Mr. Mohamed Omar Abdalkader and Mr. Khaldoun Nachawi each won a cash prize of QR 10,000. Also, a cash prize worth QR 5,000 was awarded to the following bank clients:  Ms. Sara Jabor AL-Kubaisi, Mr. Ziyad Mohamed Marouf, Mr. Abdulaziz Ibrahim AL-Shaar, Mr. Nyla Abdul Rasheed, Mr. Yousif Belal AL-Abdulla, Mr. Saed Mubarak Al-Hajri, Ms. Almayasa M ......read more

The act of rebellion is an act of freedom. POLICE, as a brand thrives on a simple philosophy: your choice is your style. The designs don’t conform to the imaginations of a designer, instead, they canter and run parallel to unique choices. The classic POLICE DNA is strong, rebellious and vocal but the vicissitude of rebellion is every generation’s own. Today, POLICE stoke the fire of a quiet revolution that tones down the demonstrations and encourage debates.  POLICE celebrates  the birth of the quiet rebels with this novel collection. Offering freedom, individuality and tena­­­city, the timepieces speak to freedom-seekers, succeeding to capture the res ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2018:  If you are looking to stock up on baby care essentials or for beautiful fragrances suitable for babies & kids, look no further than Glambeaute.com, the one-stop shop for beauty and wellness in the UAE.  French brand, Corine De Farme available on Glambeaute.com helps protect your new born baby’s skin with products that are made from more than 95% of natural origin. The products are hypoallergenic, paraben free and dermatologically tested.  Here are a top few essential picks from Corine de Farme:  Corine De Farme Baby Hair & Body Wash (AED 15.75) Soap and sulphate free, this Baby Hair & Body Wash is perfect every da ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2018:  Designed by IKEA and Bea Akerlund, a fashion activist, with items like large glass hats, lip-shaped pillows and 3D-printed hands, OMEDELBAR is a collection that includes everything to display one’s clothing, accessories, and personality. It’s also a limited edition collection, making every product all the more desirable.  Meet Bea Akerlund – Moving between the worlds of film, fashion and music, Bea describes herself as a fashion activist. An influential stylist and costume designer in the industry, having collaborated with the names such as Lady Gaga, Madonna, Beyoncé, and Rihanna, just to name a few. With her signature over-the-top ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2018:  Continuing the success of one of the brand’s most coveted styles, the iconic “Carlina” sunglass is reinterpreted with a fresh creative touch that adds instant flair to this already magnetic style. The newly designed frame is encircled with an unconventional twist motif upon intertwining metal filaments, creating a three-dimensional effect around the seemingly floating lenses. The slender, gently curved temples are adorned with a droplet-shaped cut-out – the brand’s new signature detail, which serves as an embellishment as well as a functional element to attach the jewelry-inspired chain accessory. Simultaneously ultra-femi ......read more

In the context of supporting local farms and agricultural products  Doha-Qatar –18 March 2018:   As part of its ongoing support for local agricultural products and entrepreneurs, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company QSC (Al Meera), launched an initiative called, ‘Products from Qatar’ at Al Meera Hypermarket, Hyatt Plaza.  The inauguration event was graced by Mr. Yousef Al Khulaifi- Director of Agriculture affairs department at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, Eng. Salah Al-Hammadi, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Al Meera, Mr. Hayder Haydri, representative of Gourmet (fruits and vegetable suppliers of Al Meera) and several representa ......read more

Doha, Qatar – March 18, 2018:   Qatar Development Bank (QDB) in collaboration with Strategyzer imparted a specially designed course ‘Business modeling and value proposition design’ for low-medium startups and entrepreneurs supported by the bank. The course was conducted at the Marriot Marquis – city center in Doha from 25 to 28 February 2018.  The course aimed at providing participants a platform to learn and develop invincible business models by working through case studies, visually engaging examples and hands-on exercises. The four-day long training session was attended by 27 entrepreneurs and covered various topics like the business model Ca ......read more

The 10th Annual Youth Conference organized by Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s programme, ROTA, aims to underpin the belief that youth are the building blocks of a responsible society.  Doha, Qatar – 17 March 2018:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s programme, Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), held the inauguration of “Empower Youth Conference 2018” at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) Student Center, today, in the presence of His Excellency the Minister of State Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kuwari, and Mr. Mutaz Aissa Barsham, Qatar’s World Champion in the Olympic high jumper. The event was attended by more than 450 young peo ......read more

Energy Conservation Center Japan recognizes innovative drive system for helping reduce CO2 emissions Dubai, United Arab Emirates (15 March 2018) –   Nissan’s e-POWER electric powertrain technology, which helped make the Nissan Note Japan’s best-selling compact car last year, has won a prestigious Japanese environmental award for its contributions to reducing CO2 emissions. The Energy Conservation Center Japan (ECCJ), an organization backed by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, awarded e-POWER its Chairman’s Prize as part of the Energy Conservation Grand Prize Awards for fiscal 2017. Nissan first introduced e-POWER on the Nissan N ......read more

Stuck on Mother’s Day gift ideas? Everybody loves fragrances!  Dubai, UAE, March 15, 2018:  Glambeaute.com, the latest one-stop online shop for beauty & wellness stocks a great selection of perfumes for women. You’re bound to find the one that best suits your mum.  Here are a few top perfume picks, perfect for mums:  Bvlgari Goldea EDP 90ml @ Glambeaute.com (AED 502.95) Goldea is a tribute to the golden goddess of beauty and sun. Gold is the divine interpretation of the splendour of the sun on earth. Unique expression of Bulgari perfumes, Goldea is a sensual and oriental fragrance that pays tribute to the olfactory richness and the infinite nuances ......read more

Results for 2017 Adjusted EBIT increased around 70 percent to some EUR 3 billion Adjusted EBIT margin raised 2.9 percentage points to 8.4 percent Earnings growth primarily driven by the Group’s airlines (including cargo) Revenues up 12.4 percent to EUR 35.6 billion Unit costs further reduced 60 percent higher dividend proposed at EUR 0.80 per share Outlook for 2018 Stable unit revenue development expected Unit costs to be further reduced by 1 to 2 percent Higher fuel costs of some EUR 700 million expected to be largely compensated by improved operating performance Adjusted EBIT for the year expected to be only slightly below its record in 2017 &l ......read more

Europe Wakes Up to UFO Landing   Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2018:   Following an out of this world launch at CES in Las Vegas in January, the world’s most highly anticipated facial device from Swedish beauty powerhouse, FOREO, the UFO, has just landed in Europe and will be at Cosmoprof 2018 in Bologna to showcase itself to the rest of Europe, before landing soon in the Middle East.    The FOREO UFO, (Ur Future Obsession) will be on display at booth number D3 - E4 at the B2B Cosmoprime Hall 19, giving retailers, buyers, potential partners, media and consumers the very first look at the newest way to mask.   Hundreds will flock to the FOREO stan ......read more

A lifting range containing injectable active ingredients for a 7-day lift effect!    Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2018:  From the age of 40, the collagen and hyaluronic acid synthesis processes slow down, and this has multiple consequences that can be seen when you look in the mirror: the cheeks become hollow, the cheekbones are less prominent, the features collapse and become lined, the face shape appears less defined, and the skin begins to droop. The result? Your face seems less dynamic and your expressions appear sad or stern.   Thanks to Filorga’s new Lift Range, sagging skin is a problem of the past!     After three years of formulati ......read more

DOHA, QATAR, March 14, 2018:  Three Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) alumni received the Education Excellence Award from His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani at a recent ceremony. Omar Al-Emadi received the platinum award, while Noor Al-Mana and Alanood Al-Muftah received the gold award.  The dean of CMU-Q, Michael Trick, remarked, “It is a deep honor that three of our recent graduates were recognized with this award. At Carnegie Mellon, we strive to educate global citizens who will make a difference in their own, unique ways. Omar, Noor and Alanood are very deserving of the award and I wish them every success in their careers.”  ......read more

Doha, Qatar – March 13, 2018 –   A website developed and designed by journalism students at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) provides users access to an array of multimedia projects addressing issues about Qatar’s education system.  The Q-Taa’leam website features videos, statistics, articles, and infographics that cover topics that include educational reforms, sex education, the ratification of degrees, the country’s performance in international tests, and special needs education. “Addressing complex issues like education encourages our students to engage in rigorous reporting and research,” said Everette E. Dennis, ......read more

Doha, Qatar – March 10, 2018 –  Renowned journalist, filmmaker, and activist, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, will address Northwestern University in Qatar’s (NU-Q) graduating class in May.  Obaid-Chinoy’s documentary films and projects, which focus on inequality among women, have received international recognition, earning her two Academy Awards, six Emmy Awards, and a Lux Style Award. “We are honored that Ms. Sharmeen, a person of great distinction and achievement will speak at the 2018 graduation,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO. “Her accomplishments connect the values and interests of all students at NU-Q, and her life and work ......read more

…And they want you to join the movement in celebration of women’s month!  7th March 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:    What a month to be a women! March marks not just a celebration of Mother’s but also a celebration of all women, with both Mother’s Day and International Women’s Day falling in the same month each year.  Pioneering Swedish beauty brand FOREO knows that there ’s nothing more empowering than women supporting women, declaring 2018 as “a year of confidence”, and they want you to join the party!    FOREO not only have the expertise in trend-setting technology but the results and reviews ......read more

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ fuel new discoveries with Super Slow-mo video, best-in-class low light camera and AR Emoji for a more personalized way to express yourself    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 08 March, 2018 –   Samsung Gulf Electronics Co. introduced to the UAE the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, the smartphones that reimagine the way people communicate, share and experience the world. The launch event took place yesterday at The Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa. Made for an age in which consumers increasingly communicate and express themselves more with images, videos and emojis, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ drive innovation with Samsung’s ad ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 07, 2018:  Mother’s Day is fast approaching and if you are wondering what to give to the woman who already has it all? The answer is extra pampering, of course!  This Mother’s Day, consider beauty gifts such as luxury skin and hair care, glam make-up and classic perfumes.   We’ve rounded up some of the best picks that will truly allow every mother to indulge!    Filorga: Your mother is sure to thank you for this lovely addition to her skincare tray! Filorga’s highly effective anti-aging products are available for purchase at leading pharmacies across the GCC including Bin Sina, Boots, Supercare, Community and Health Fi ......read more

Doha, March 7, 2018 –   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, had participated in the 2018 edition of Qatar University’s (QU) annual Career Fair, which was kicked off on March 5th at the University’s premises. al khaliji’s participation comes in the framework of its Qatarization strategy, and goals in line with the Bank’s social responsibility towards Qatar’s next generation.  Acting as a platform for nurturing and developing young Qatari professionals in the banking and finance sector is an integral part of al khaliji’s recruitment strategy, which has been designed to dovetail with the ......read more

Doha, Qatar – March 06, 2017:  In the coming two months, Northwestern University in Qatar’s (NU-Q) journalism and strategic communication students will be completing internships at top global media organizations, including AJ+ in San Francisco, Forbes in New York, and Al Jazeera English and Ogilvy & Mather in London.  The 10-week residency program is a graduation requirement for all NU-Q students majoring in Journalism and Strategic Communication. It is also an important learning component where students engage in the rigorous nature of a media career and network with professionals in the industry. The internships also teach students to adapt to the bustling envi ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 06, 2018:  Style Avenue Middle East is an online E-commerce platform, specialized in handmade accessories and semi-precious gemstones. This Dubai-based startup provides affordably-priced fashionable accessories for every day look, and delivers worldwide. Established on January 25, 2018 by an Egyptian entrepreneur, Rania Alaa, this E-Commerce Platform not only provides fashionable products, but also offers the option of customizing accessories and jewelry for photo shoots and different events. For more information, please visit their website https://style-avenue-middle-east.myshopify.com/ ...read more

Getaway glamour Dubai, UAE, March 06, 2018:  Summer escapism comes to life in flowing silhouettes, delicate textures and feminine details. Midi hemlines, ruffles and lace exude romantic charm, while floral motifs instill dresses, separates and accessories with free-spirited flair. A sea of blues, ranging from navy to chambray, offers cool contrast to vibrant shades of green and pink. Clean, white-on-white ensembles pair with a straw market tote and easy slides for a south-of-france moment. Cast in soft tiers of eyelet cotton, the sundress returns as the season’s most effortless essential. Appliqués, perforations and gilded hardware elevate everything from satchels to sandals wi ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 05, 2018:   METAL EYES   METAL EYES LINERS have a waterproof, silky, soft and creamy texture, that allows for optimal playtime and blending. Always blend and smudge before the product sets on the lid. It is also suitable on the waterline, and can be used around the edge of the eye with a bold line. Waterproof & no transfer Lasts up to 24hours Metallic effect Soft & creamy texture Intense colour pay-off Extremely smudge-proof Perfume & paraben free KEY INGREDIENTS Wax –based A highly cross-liked silicone resin for longer wear and enhance comfort SLANTED PRO LINER   SLANTED PRO LINER is ext ......read more

Absolute Living Expo part of the many forthcoming celebrations of the company’s 20th anniversary Dubai, UAE, March 05, 2018:  Prominent Asian direct selling company QNET completed the final leg of their GCC Expo at Burjuman Mall. Themed ‘QNET Carnival’, the expo propagated QNET’s concept of ‘Absolute Living’ among families and individuals by displaying a wide and exciting range of lifestyle enhancing and wellness products. The concept of ‘Absolute Living’ was formulated to help people achieve a well-balanced life with a healthier body, mind, and spirit. Some of QNET’s best-selling products including the HomePure Nova Water Filt ......read more

The first metal and toxin free luxury 24K liquid gold skincare of its kind,  now available in the Middle East  Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018:   Gold in skincare has become big business! But, there are many brands at the highest end of the spectrum that use this as a marketing ploy to charge top dollar but don't live up to expectations. More so, and rather alarmingly gold in skincare can also be a major allergen and deliver unhealthy particles deep into the skin as the metal part is often not separated from the good properties. So what’s different about Gavee Gold?   Gavee Gold, is the creation of Las Vegas medical aesthetician and holistic health pr ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018:  Every year, Skyline University College organizes career counselling workshops for Non-Arabic and Arabic schools in the United Arab Emirates with objective of helping students choose the right career to pursue in their higher education pursuit.  On February 19-20, 2018, SUC has welcomed 80 girls and 71 boys from Pakistan Islamia Higher Secondary School (Non-Arabic) for a Career Counselling Workshop at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. SUC Head of Academics for School of Business, Dr. Ajith Kumar and Head of Academics for School of IT, Dr. Deepak Kalra discussed the current programs offered in both schools and presented the importance and relevance of each progr ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018:  SP Jain School of Global Management has bagged the 1st Place of the recently concluded 17th Crossfire Inter-University Debating Competition organized by Skyline University College on February 28, 2018 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. A total of 12 teams consisting of 24 speakers from 8 universities in the UAE has participated in the competition. The esteemed panel of judges of the event were: Mr. Sushil Maratha, General Manager at Maax Solutions FZ LLC and Toast Master; Mr. Mandar Agshikar, General Manager At Ajhinkkya FZE and Toast Master; and Mr. Ahmad Elkabany, Corporate Affairs General Manager – CISCO, Middle East.   Congratulations to al ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018:  The 19th Skyline Cup Cricket Tournament and 5th Skyline Inter-University Sports Festival 2018 organized by Skyline University College Sports Department headed by Mr. Sanjay Benjamin have concluded with new set of champions in five sports categories: cricket, football, basketball, table tennis, and throw ball. Skyline housed a total of 16 universities in this year’s tournaments with a collective number of more than 600 participants from February 11-22, 2018. This year, SUC Football Team has won the football category against City University College Ajman with a final score of 2-1. While SUC Cricket team garnered their 11th championship title at the 19 ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018:  Ms. Cheryl Pinto a graduate of BBA in Information Systems in the year 2003 at Skyline University College, stood as a true inspiration and a role model to the students during the Alumni Lecture Series organized by SUC Corporate Affairs Office on February 19, 2018 at SUC campus. Ms. Cheryl shared the Five Ingredients to Success such as: Education, Building Connections, Communication Skills and Public Speaking, Leadership Skills, and Continuous Learning through Seminars and Trainings. She discussed each point carefully with so much enthusiasm resonating encouragement and motivation for the students.  Ms. Cheryl is currently the Chief Executive Officer a ......read more

Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018:  It’s the battle of mind, of prowess, and of gut. Skyline University College and the Young Vision magazine are back with the third edition of Crossfire Inter-School Debating Competition from February 6-7, 2018 at SUC campus. Team NG-11 from Al Ansar International School (Girls) was declared the winner of the competition with more than 100 participants from 24 schools from the UAE.  During the elimination round, participants have competed with the topic “Can Hacking be Ethical?” While the teams who moved forward to the final round have competed against each other to win the championship title with the finale topic, “Should schoo ......read more

Shareholders approve recommended distribution of cash dividend payout of 15%  Doha, Qatar, March 04, 2018:  Despite being a challenging year, in 2017 Qatar Insurance, the leading insurance Group recorded strong operational performance, coupled with robust premium growth, taking Gross Written Premium (GWP) to QAR 11.7 billion, up by 18% vis-à-vis the same period in 2016. The underwriting results for the Group for the year 2017 amounted to QAR 115 million. QIC Group’s consolidated net profit for the full year 2017 came in at QAR 418 million.  The Annual General Meeting that was held yesterday at the Four Seasons Hotel was chaired by Abdulla bin Khalifa Al-A ......read more

Doha - Qatar, March 04, 2018:  Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara announces the reestablishing the all-inclusive business meetings packages at the iconic island resort. The new all-inclusive food and beverage package for meetings of minimum 10 delegates can be set up either for a half-day or a full-day. The packages are designed in recognition of the growing importance of taking time between meetings to unwind and thereby enhance the meeting experience for delegates. At Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, delegates can soak in breathtaking views of the azure blue waters, enjoy a game of bowling as well as two-way luxury boat transfers. Meeting organisers can now book the packag ......read more

  Sophos (LSE:SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced Sophos Mobile 8, the latest version of its Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) and mobile security solution. This new version lets system administrators manage and secure corporate-owned and personal Mac, Windows, and mobile endpoints in the cloud-based Sophos Central management platform to deliver a simpler management strategy for businesses of any size. This unified approach to endpoint management ensures consistent security policies and secure access to resources regardless of an employee’s choice of device. Sophos Mobile 8 adds a range of management features like MacOS management and con ......read more

Ooredoo Group and P.I. Works Partner on Real-Time Network Management to Enhance Digital Experience Scaling Up Success from Indonesia and Myanmar to 160 Million Customers Across Middle East, North Africa, Southeast Asia Doha, Qatar, March 03, 2018:  Ooredoo Group at Mobile World Congress announced the start of the deployment of artificial intelligence solutions to transform its network towards 5G, as part of a major partnership with P.I. Works that will significantly enhance the mobile data experience. More than 160 million Ooredoo Group customers are set to benefit from more robust and widespread network coverage, more advanced mobile apps, enhanced capacity during mega-events, a ......read more

Doha, Qatar – March 01, 2018:  Students at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) are being honored for their academic acheivements. Each semester the university recognizes students who have done exceptionally well in their course work by naming them to the Dean’s List. NU-Q has just announced the students who have achieved this prestigious honor for the Fall 2017 semester. In all there were 77 students named to the Dean’s List - 15 freshmen, eight sophomores, 24 juniors and 30 seniors.    “The rigor of the coursework across NU-Q’s academic programs – which includes essays, exams, and media projects – challenges students to perfo ......read more

Robinsons launches its Spring/Summer 2018 campaign Dubai, UAE, March 01, 2018:  This season, Robinsons aims to give your wardrobe a global spin as it launches a Spring/Summer 2018 collection inspired by street style in some of the world’s major cities. Taking shape in our store windows, in glossy magazines, on social media, and on billboards and lampposts around Dubai, the UAE’s largest department store is entering the season with must-have fashion and accessories that will soon be spotted on the Instagram feeds of your favorite influencers (not to mention in your own closet). Drawing from our 500+ international brands, our Spring/Summer collection is presented through ......read more

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