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July 15, 2018:  The Cerruti 1881 infinite love is a timeless gift for your special lady. It embodies the spirit of romance and cherishes the everlasting love you both share. This timepiece exists to say that you don’t really need a special day or a reason to celebrate the person you love. The Italian brand house of Cerruti 1881 is k... ... Read more
Dubai, UAE, July 12, 2018:  Real beauty is simple.  As authentic as your handwriting and your true character;  The hallmarks of you and your style.This season, enjoy the luxury of expressing it all in many wonderful ways. Your style is your signature. Curate it or complete it with iconic jewellery that inspires you to create a look, ... ... Read more
July 12, 2018:   Since it appeared on the scene in 1950, this iconic model has been the source of a long line of Jaeger-LeCoultre mechanical watches equipped with an alarm. The Memovox Polaris model from 1968 has inspired the Grande Maison for its new Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris collection, which revisits the look of its predecessor in a var... ... Read more
By the World Union for Arab BankersDoha, Qatar – 12, July 2018 –   Barwa bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant service provider, has been awarded for its ‘Excellence in Diversified Islamic Services and Products in Qatar’ at ‘The Arab Banks Awards & Commendations of Excellence 2018&rs... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, 11 July 2018, (AETOSWire): QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, announced its results for the six months period ended 30 June 2018. For the first half of 2018, Net Profit reached QAR7.1 billion (USD1.9 billion), up by 7% compared to last year. Total assets increased by 10% from J... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar – July 9, 2018 –   More than 75 high-school students spent part of their summer break exploring the world of media, news, and filmmaking at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q). The annual summer program, which is designed to give 15 to 18-year-olds a chance to sample life as a Northwestern student, saw the... ... Read more
The New Eau De Parfum for HimDubai, UAE, July 09, 2018:  Sacoor Brothers announces the launch of its first ever fragrance, a sophisticated new fragrance with over 2 years in the making that celebrates the everyday gentleman in the present day of age. Harkening to the return of masculine style and design, ‘Gentleman’ pays tribute to... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar – July 9, 2018 :   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, has been named as the ‘The Best Commercial Bank in Qatar’ at the 2018 Arab Banks Awards & Commendations of Excellence, organized by the World Union of Arab Bankers (WUAB) and hosted by The Banking ... ... Read more
Qatar, July 08, 2018:  Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) could be set for a much more prominent role in Qatar, with the government stepping up efforts to collaborate with local companies as part of broader diversification plans. Local SMEs were presented with a series of potential business opportunities at the third annual Governm... ... Read more
The LG G7 smartphone is the all-round cutting-edge smartphone with a brighter display, superior camera, precision audio and a host of AI functions that set it above the competitionDubai, UAE, July 08, 2018:  Following a successful rollout of the latest LG G7 ThinQ+ smartphone in South Korea, the Americas and Europe, LG has now launched its pre... ... Read more
Qatar, July 04, 2018:  Allah is the Most Great. Allah is the Most Great.  Allah is the Most Great. Glory is to Him Who has provided this for us though we could never have had it by our efforts. Surely, unto our Lord we are returning. O Allah, we ask You on this our journey for goodness and piety, and for works that are pleasing to Yo... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar – July 3, 2018 –    Several Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) students have recently returned to Doha after spending six months on the University’s home campus in the U.S. “This home campus experience allows several of our communication students deeper exposure to courses not available i... ... Read more
Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018:  Breaking the fast during Ramadan is traditionally done together as a community. In observance of the holy month, Skyline University College alumni, parents, and students have come together for the annual Iftar Dinner with the Skyline faculty and staff community on May 30, 2018 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. The hall was... ... Read more
Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018:  Breaking the fast during Ramadan is traditionally done together as a community. In observance of the holy month, Skyline University College alumni, parents, and students have come together for the annual Iftar Dinner with the Skyline faculty and staff community on May 30, 2018 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. The hall was... ... Read more
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July 15, 2018:  The Cerruti 1881 infinite love is a timeless gift for your special lady. It embodies the spirit of romance and cherishes the everlasting love you both share. This timepiece exists to say that you don’t really need a special day or a reason to celebrate the person you love.  The Italian brand house of Cerruti 1881 is known for the strong Parisian influence in all its design. It is only natural for the brand to fashion jewellery and timepieces that has romance at the heart of its creation. This timepiece is no exception; it is conceived to not just keep time but to become a timeless keepsake.    A powerful statement of style, the timepiece has an ......read more

Dubai, UAE, July 12, 2018:  Real beauty is simple.  As authentic as your handwriting and your true character;  The hallmarks of you and your style. This season, enjoy the luxury of expressing it all in many wonderful ways. Your style is your signature. Curate it or complete it with iconic jewellery that inspires you to create a look, a feel and an attitude that is pure you. Express yourself with NEW iconic hand-finished jewellery and Create your language of style with NEW Alphabet charms. ...read more

July 12, 2018:   Since it appeared on the scene in 1950, this iconic model has been the source of a long line of Jaeger-LeCoultre mechanical watches equipped with an alarm. The Memovox Polaris model from 1968 has inspired the Grande Maison for its new Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris collection, which revisits the look of its predecessor in a variety of watches and functions.  “Memovox reminds, notifies, and wakes up.” This is how an advertisement from 1950 highlighted the merits of the watch that Jaeger-LeCoultre had just commercialized. During the years of economic recovery following the Second World War, the Memovox – the Voice of Memory – was designed to ......read more

By the World Union for Arab Bankers Doha, Qatar – 12, July 2018 –   Barwa bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant service provider, has been awarded for its ‘Excellence in Diversified Islamic Services and Products in Qatar’ at ‘The Arab Banks Awards & Commendations of Excellence 2018’, which was recently organized by the World Union for Arab Bankers (WUAB) in Beirut, a grand ceremony attended by an elite group of regional financial and banking leaders, industry experts and VIP guests. Commenting on winning, Barwa Bank stated:  “Being recognized by an important regional institution, such as the World Union ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 11 July 2018, (AETOSWire): QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, announced its results for the six months period ended 30 June 2018.  For the first half of 2018, Net Profit reached QAR7.1 billion (USD1.9 billion), up by 7% compared to last year. Total assets increased by 10% from June 2017 to reach QAR846 billion (USD232 billion), the highest ever achieved by the Group. The key driver of total assets growth was from loans and advances which grew by 9% to reach QAR604 billion (USD166 billion). This was mainly funded by customer deposits which increased by 9% to reach QAR614 billion (USD169 billion) from June 2017. This ......read more

Doha, Qatar – July 9, 2018 –   More than 75 high-school students spent part of their summer break exploring the world of media, news, and filmmaking at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q).  The annual summer program, which is designed to give 15 to 18-year-olds a chance to sample life as a Northwestern student, saw the highest turn-out of participants to-date with 17 nationalities represented, including a record number of international students who flew in to take part. The programs were led by NU-Q Journalism Professor Miriam Berg and Communication Professor Rana Kazkaz. Throughout the two-week program, participants took courses on news creation, journal ......read more

The New Eau De Parfum for Him Dubai, UAE, July 09, 2018:  Sacoor Brothers announces the launch of its first ever fragrance, a sophisticated new fragrance with over 2 years in the making that celebrates the everyday gentleman in the present day of age. Harkening to the return of masculine style and design, ‘Gentleman’ pays tribute to elevated, sophisticated style, urbanism and modernity. The campaign speaks to the importance of never forgetting what a modern day gentleman represents, a man of integrity, kindness and refinement; virtues that do not discriminate across any generation, young or old. This new launch pays tribute to what all men should aspire to be, regardless ......read more

Doha, Qatar – July 9, 2018 :   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, has been named as the ‘The Best Commercial Bank in Qatar’ at the 2018 Arab Banks Awards & Commendations of Excellence, organized by the World Union of Arab Bankers (WUAB) and hosted by The Banking Executive magazine.  Al khaliji’s win – which took place during a Gala Dinner ceremony recently held in Beirut in the presence of a host of elite Bankers and International figures – is a recognition of the highest standards of innovation, performance and exceptional service quality of al khaliji. WUAB is a prominent non ......read more

July 08, 2018: Sweden-based Storytel Arabia, the newly-launched division of Europe’s leading platform for audiobooks, remains confident on the growth of the audiobook industry in the GCC and the greater Middle East region, saying that digital technologies continue to be among the key elements that will help drive the audiobook service in the steadily rising market. Storytel’s entry to the UAE this year reflects not only the company’s optimism but also its intent to optimize opportunities in the local and regional industries. The company has made available a rich catalogue of Arabic and English audiobooks, including bestselling books in both fiction and non-fiction catego ......read more

Qatar, July 08, 2018:  Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) could be set for a much more prominent role in Qatar, with the government stepping up efforts to collaborate with local companies as part of broader diversification plans.  Local SMEs were presented with a series of potential business opportunities at the third annual Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition (Moushtarayat), held in Doha from April 23-25. Coordinated by the Public Works Authority, Ministry of Finance and Qatar Development Bank (QDB), the event brought together small companies, large firms and government agencies, allowing the public and private sectors to interact while ......read more

The LG G7 smartphone is the all-round cutting-edge smartphone with a brighter display, superior camera, precision audio and a host of AI functions that set it above the competition Dubai, UAE, July 08, 2018:  Following a successful rollout of the latest LG G7 ThinQ+ smartphone in South Korea, the Americas and Europe, LG has now launched its premium flagship smartphone in the GCC. The LG G7 ThinQ+ marks LG’s first G-series flagship phone with AI capabilities built-in, redefining how ‘smart’ a smartphone can be. The latest smartphone also comes with a host of new features and upgrades. Qualcomm’s fastest Snapdragon 845 mobile platform gives the LG G7 ThinQ+ t ......read more

ESET – a global leader in information security software – has been recognized as a ‘Leader’ in The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites, Q2 2018 report. The prestigious report assessed 15 of the most significant security vendors, including their ability to prevent, detect and remediate endpoint threats, with ESET emerging as one of the leaders. In reviewing the overall market, the authors stated that Forrester survey data shows that “IT environment complexity”, was “the most frequently cited challenging issue” by enterprise respondents, and that, “Buyers want an endpoint security suite that consolidates capabilities and mini ......read more

Qatar, July 04, 2018:  Allah is the Most Great. Allah is the Most Great.  Allah is the Most Great. Glory is to Him Who has provided this for us though we could never have had it by our efforts. Surely, unto our Lord we are returning.  O Allah, we ask You on this our journey for goodness and piety, and for works that are pleasing to You . O Allah , lighten this journey for us and make its distance easy for us . O Allah, You are our Companion on the road and the One in Whose care we leave our family . O Allah , I seek refuge in You from this journey's hardships, and from the wicked sights in store and from finding our family and property in misfortune upon returning.  ......read more

Doha, Qatar – July 3, 2018 –    Several Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) students have recently returned to Doha after spending six months on the University’s home campus in the U.S.  “This home campus experience allows several of our communication students deeper exposure to courses not available in Qatar in their own field and in the broader liberal arts.  Some students have even been able to craft minors connecting courses in Qatar with those in Evanston,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO.  Among the students who participated this year, was Nada Bedair, who grew up in Alexandria, Egypt. While on the Evanston cam ......read more

Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018:  Breaking the fast during Ramadan is traditionally done together as a community. In observance of the holy month, Skyline University College alumni, parents, and students have come together for the annual Iftar Dinner with the Skyline faculty and staff community on May 30, 2018 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. The hall was filled with familiar faces, relishing the sumptuous food prepared by Skyline.  Moroever, in this Year of Zayed, SUC Services Committee, chaired by Dr. Taleb Eli, endeavors to reach out to the community by organizing various initiatives such as the Iftar Dinner and cricket match for the University City of Sharjah laborers on May 31, 2018 at ......read more

July 01, 2018:  When you are on one of your midnight fast food runs with your friends, you better not forget your house keys, nor your HUAWEI P20 Pro.  A camera which works like a literal pupil, shifting with different exposures, the HUAWEI P20 Pro’s lens adapt to every landscape, in attempts to capture the most idyllic of shots. We tested out the HUAWEI P20 Pro’s camera against the city scape of Dubai at night, and it’s safe to say that the sought-after smartphone is a clear winner in our eyes.  The issue of tackling night time shots has plagued the minds of smartphone manufacturers for long, and it has been the root cause of pixilated, greyish night-t ......read more

Doha, Qatar – June, 27 2018:   Barwa Bank, Qatar’s most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the names of winners of its Ramadan quiz held during the Holy Month. The draw was held on June 25, 2018, at the Bank’s headquarters and 30 winners took home a cash prize of QAR 1,000 each: Sinan Kamal, Hind Al Murry, Asmaa Ahmad Hijazi, Tamim Salem Alnabet, Maria Asad, Shaikha Alemadi, Saqer Abudalu, Tooba Ali, Mohammed Turki Salem, Mouhannad Hatem, Eiman Abdallah Al-Saeidi, Marwa Keshek, Seshu Basava, Nour Yousef Al Tayri, Layla Jassim Al Mansouri, Moza Mubarak Al-Naimi, Mais Alaawaj, Saber Khelifi, Mouhamad Saleh Al-Najad, Ebtis ......read more

June 25, 2018:  When it comes to bathing a baby and/or child, there is no right or wrong way; every parent has their own way. In fact, bath times in most homes become and remain as some of the best times for parents to connect with their kids.  One of the most important aspects to ensuring a safe bath time is choosing the right products. There are many different types of baby wash available for parents to choose from which can prove to be quite overwhelming for parents looking for the right one for their baby and kids.  Corine de Farme products are formulated keeping babies in mind. The products are enriched with extracts that are 100% natural, and they help maintain bab ......read more

Doha-Qatar – 25 June 2018:    Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C.), Qatar’s Favorite Neighborhood Retailer, announced the relocation of its leasing department from its head office location in West Bay to Al Meera’s Nuaija Branch. The leasing department’s new office is located on the 1st floor in the Nuaija Mall and is managed by a team of specialist employees, dedicated to the care of the entire estate. The move aims to ease access for those interested in renting a space at any of Al Meera 51 branches across Qatar, and to better serve the existing tenants. The new office opened after the Eid holiday, from 7.30am to 3.00 pm, from Sunday to Th ......read more

New jewelry ensembles to crown this year’s spectacular bride Dubai, UAE, June 24, 2018:  In a moment, anything can happen. A young woman becomes a princess, and her dream a reality. In a moment, the union of love is celebrated like a royal ceremony, and a single moment turns into a lifetime of shared happiness.   Knowing just how valuable these moments are, Mouawad has introduced a spectacular collection of Masterpieces and High Jewelry to celebrate your big day the Mouawad way ― with unsurpassed elegance and exuberant charm and femininity.  Unveiling over a century of jewelry excellence and diamond mastery, the new collections combine pure petals, he ......read more

Dubai, UAE, June 21, 2018:  On the night of Skyline Suhoor, Skyline University College brought together its strategic alliances and partners such as consul generals, government officials, corporate leaders, members of the business councils and social clubs, school principals, and media at Al Majlis, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai on June 6, 2018. The Skyline team headed by Mr. Kamal Puri, Chairman of Skyline International Group and Founder President of Skyline University College welcomed each guest in a lavish Arabian set-up, complete with sumptuous middle-eastern cuisine and music. The night of gathering and networking served as a gesture of Skyline’s appreciation to its government and ......read more

June 14, 2018:  CALVIN KLEIN EYEWEAR The latest women’s and men’s Calvin Klein eyewear offers distinctive new designs, mixed materials, and bold colorations that exemplify the essence of this iconic brand. CHLOE EYEWEAR Inspired by the brand’s sophisticated look, the new eyewear collection combines both vintage and modern lines with iconic Chloe detailing to create a fresh, elegant style. Artisanal design techniques are combined with glossy finishes for a retro spirit and contemporary appeal. MARNI EYEWEAR The new Marni eyewear collection is inspired by a sophisticated vintage style, using fluid lines to create stunningly elegant looks. The contemporary ......read more

Doha, Qatar – June 14, 2018:  In keeping with the spirit of sharing during the holy month of Ramadan and as part of its community and charity activities, Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort, recently distributed iftars to motorists driving back to Doha from Mesaieed and those heading to the resort from Al Wakrah. Various members of the resort's team came together to volunteer in this activity as they arrived at the two locations before sunset with the assistance of the South Traffic Department, bringing generous iftar packs that included a diverse selection of food and beverage items. The volunteering initiative came in line with Sealine’s corporate social respon ......read more

Munich, June 13, 2018 — Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced that its German data centers are open for business. Mimecast confirmed that the services are live and the first customers had begun their onboarding. Two new replicated data centers are in separate co-located facilities in Frankfurt am Main and operate on Mimecast’s own proprietary cloud infrastructure and MimeOS software architecture. Mimecast’s advanced security, business continuity and archiving services are designed to operate in accordance with GDPR (DSGVO) and German data protection laws. “Germany’s cautious yet pragmatic approach to cl ......read more

12th edition of the Middle East leading International event for Homeland Security & Civil Defence looking to attract leading companies from Kuwait Milipol Qatar 2018, the 12th edition of the leading international exhibition dedicated to homeland security and Civil Defence in the Middle East region, will define the future of internal security and public safety with the world’s leading industry specialists set to gather in one location for this unique event. Under the patronage of H.H the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Milipol Qatar 2018, set to take place from 29-31 October at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC) will feature exhibitors and several cou ......read more

Doha, 12 June, 2018:  In celebration of Global Wellness Day, QIC Group, the leading insurance group in the MENA region hosted a global wellness program for its employees. The program comprised a short presentation on wellness, which provoked thought amongst the attendees about the various wellness practices. The initiatives discussed during the workshop addressed the various elements of wellness which cater to the needs of today’s generation.  Most people think only about a few aspects that come under the banner of wellness such as diet and fitness but the scope of wellness is far wider.  To feel really well, people need to understand how certain changes in their dail ......read more

Doha, Qatar, June 11, 2018:  Students from Northwestern University in Qatar will investigate and report on human rights among the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Pakistan as part of a grant they have received from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.  The students selected this year – Ayilah Chaudhary, Isabella Palma-Lopez, and Amna Al-Baker – as part of the 2018 cohort of student reporting fellows, will join research fellows who come from top universities all around the world in pursuing their research, as well as receiving guidance and direction from Pulitzer Center staff and journalists. “Students involved in hands-on reporting and scholarly resear ......read more

Doha, Qatar, June 11, 2018:  Qatar Fuel (WOQOD) Extraordinary General Assembly (EGM) Chaired by Mr. Ahmed Saif Al-Sulaiti, Chairman of the Board of Directors held its meeting on Sunday 10/06/2018, where the EGM amended Article 9-1 of the company Articles of Associations to raise the non-Qatari ownership to 49% of the company share capital and to raise the limits of ownership to the one shareholder to 1%.   It is worth noting that WOQOD attempted to convene its Extra Ordinary General Assembly meeting on 06/05/2018 & 09/05/2018 respectively but the meetings had been postponed for today due to lack of the necessary quorum.    Engineer Al-Muhannadi indicated t ......read more

Private-sector growth and the development of new sectors will be the focus of Oxford Business Group’s upcoming publication, ‘The Report: Qatar 2019’. Doha, June 11, 2018:   Private-sector growth and new government initiatives to support long-term economic diversification and sustainability will be the focus of the global research, publishing and consultancy firm Oxford Business Group’s upcoming economic report on the country, ‘The Report: Qatar 2019’.  New developments in Qatar’s economy, including measures to support non-hydrocarbon growth and priority industries including agriculture, manufacturing and defence, will be exp ......read more

Head & Shoulders will not only provide your hair with intense nourishment, it will leave it smelling great June 10, 2018:  Hello summer! A time for travel, sand and sea – and also a time for additional TLC when it comes to haircare. It’s no secret that the Middle East’s scorching summer temperatures can take a significant toll on both the quality and appearance of our hair. Synonymous with the triggers of hair damage – UV Rays, saltwater and humidity – summertime can render our locks dry, brittle and frizzy.  Holiday time is also a time to let your hair down, and when you do, you’ll want to know that your hair smells as good as it feels ......read more

Dubai, UAE, June 10, 2018:  While most people rely on the internet to read these days, one cannot deny the feeling of holding a real book. Skyline University College organized the Skyline Book Fair 2018 with the theme, “Year of Zayed on May 14-15, 2018 at SUC Multi-Purpose Hall. SUC Library Department also conducted an Inter-School Competition on Storytelling, Drawing, and Oratory where 81 participants competed to win.    The two-day event have witnessed students showcase their talents and their excitement while rummaging through a wide selection of books. The participating schools in this year’s Book Fair were: Gulf Asian English School, Leaders Private Scho ......read more

Doha, Qatar – June 09, 2018:   Barwa Bank, Qatar’s most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the names of the third draw winners of Salary Transfer promotional campaign, at the Bank’s headquarters. The draw was held on June 5th, 2018 and five winners took home a QAR 20,000 cash price each: Mohammed Abdullah Hashem, Mohammed Abdulaziz Farooq, Jaber Rashid AL-Sennari, Dolsicima Ucag Biason and Krishna Chandran Nair. 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.  Barwa Bank had launched its Salary T ......read more

June 6, 2018:  Celebrating elegance and individuality with an avant-garde aesthetic, Marni’s inventive spirit and bold experimentation set the tone for the new “POP” sunglasses, first presented on the Spring/Summer 2018 runway. The vintage-inspired design is characterized by an innovative structure that symbolizes the brand’s unique art of layering, with two sections of acetate brought together to juxtapose colors and lines, bestowing a dynamic and vibrant edge to the feminine style. The unconventional twist of this design is exquisitely expressed by the combination of the horizontal cut of the plastic textures, blending solid and transparent tones with the ......read more

Doha, 5 June 2018:   Qatar Development Bank (QDB), through its export development agency 'Tasdeer', participated in NPE2018, the world’s largest and most prominent plastics trade show and conference in the Western Hemisphere. NPE2018 took place from May 7th till May 11th in Orlando Florida, USA, and saw participation from 11 Qatari companies in the plastic industry as part of Qatar Development Bank’s special pavilion. The Bank’s participation in this international conference stems from the their mission to strengthen and diversify Qatar’s private sector with a focus on developing SMEs’ competitive edge and export services in global markets. ......read more

June 5, 2018:  "The first look is all about fresh-faced natural skin - we brushed up brows and hydrated lips with Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm. The second look celebrates Americana with a graphic interpretation of the American flag."  Diane Kendal using NARS Cosmetics LOOK 1: SKIN: NARSskin Multi-Action Hydrating Toner, NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream, NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream, NARSskin Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer  FACE: Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, Radiant Creamy Concealer, Soft Velvet Loose Powder  BROWS: Brow Perfector (New formula for Fall 2018)  LIPS: Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm  LOOK 2:  FACE: Fl ......read more

In line with its continuous endeavor to enhance corporate customers experience and efficiency  Doha – Qatar –June 4, 2018:  In line with its continuous efforts to provide innovative services to its corporate customers in Qatar, Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, has launched its Corporate ATM at its main branch.  Barwa Bank's new Corporate ATM service, offering its corporate customers additional features that allow organizations to enhance the efficiency of their day-to-day business flow in the safest and most secure way possible, comes in line with the bank’s commitment to constantly enhanc ......read more

Chloé presents an exclusive new style inspired by the freedom of the African desert and the spirit of adventure.  June 4, 2018:  Specially designed to complement the launch of the new Chloé Nomade fragrance, this new silhouette evokes a vintage attitude and features a full-metal structure embellished with soft leather blinkers, which are removable and pierced with luminous studs and two sunburst-shaped rivets placed on the sides. The lightweight profiles are further enhanced by a precious metallic circle placed between the double bridge detail, crafted with a traditional jewelry technique which creates a smooth, hammered finish. The subtle effect of the gradient khaki lenses ......read more

June 4, 2018:  Chaumet chose to collaborate with Manaal Al Hammadi, to reveal its latest jewellery creations from Bee my Love collection and Chaumet Liens universe.  Known for her minimalist and avant-garde signature, the Emirati designer Manaal Al Hammadi styled the Chaumet pieces with her iconic designs, creating a series of mixed and matched associations to create six signature looks and striking visuals. ...read more

Dubai, UAE, June 3, 2018:  The new Marni eyewear collection is inspired by a sophisticated vintage style, using fluid lines to create stunningly elegant looks. The contemporary vibe is elevated through the use of simple yet bold shaping and enhanced by the finest materials, exclusive detailing and refined colors. ME621S These rectangular acetate men’s sunglasses are modern and simple, with a retro design and customized profile, with metal accents on the frame front. The lenses are fitted flush with the rest of the structure through a delicate manual process. Available in the classic versions of Marni Black, Havana and Green. ME620S This unisex acetate style features differen ......read more

Qatar pavilion organized by QDB hosted 16 Qatari companies Showcased new age building materials and solutions The event was attended by leading companies into building materials, services and allied products  Doha, Qatar, June 2, 2018:  Keeping up with its vision to act as the catalyst in fueling SMEs’ growth, Qatar Development Bank (QDB), through its export development agency ‘Tasdeer’, participated in the 21st International Exhibition of Building, Building Materials And Public Works “BATIMATEC”, which took place in Algeria from April 22-26, 2018.    BATIMATEC is considered the largest event in the continental region. ......read more

May 31, 2018:  Molton Brown, London’s fragrance experts, invites you to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan with their new Mesmerising Oudh Accord & Gold Hand Collection and Bathing Luxuries. Explore the steamy depths of a spiced forest with opulent oudh accord, gold leaf and cinnamon leaf oil. “A refined fragrance with dark complexity, it opens with citrusy bergamot and spicy cinnamon leaf.  A floral heart of elemi and black tea contrast with a dark base. Heady oudh, sensualised by golden honey, is intensified with woody vetiver and hints of warm myrrh.” Philippe Bousseton, Master Perfumer Molton Brown is the ultimate gift destination for a truly bes ......read more

Doha-Qatar –May 30, 2018:   As part of the ambitious expansion strategy and to provide exceptional services to every neighbourhood of Qatar, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company )QSC( has opened a second branch in Azghawa The opening of the new shopping center comes as Al-Meera aims to bring to life the 2030 vision for Qatar, by providing the highest quality products at competitive prices to the communities in which it operates, as well as keep pace with the urban and population boom which Qatar is witnessing. The branch opening was inaugurated in the presence of Mr. Mubarak Frish Mubarak, Member Member of Municipal Council, Mr. Cobus Lombard, Al Meera Acting Chief Executive ......read more

Doha, Qatar – May 30, 2018:  A report released today by Northwestern University in Qatar, that reveals long-term trends in news and entertainment consumption, social media preferences, and attitudes about the media indicates a lasting impact of the Arab Spring on media habits in the Middle East.    The study, which consists of findings derived from surveys of seven countries NU-Q conducted annually from 2013 to 2017, provides unparalleled insights into shifts in news and entertainment consumption, as well as social media use in the Middle East.    The report titled, Media Use in the Middle East, A Five-Year Retrospection, offers comparative data and ......read more

Doha, Qatar – May 30, 2018:  Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, has announced the names of two customers who have won a trip to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.  Barwa Bank joined hands with Visa, the worldwide partner of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, for the promotional offer that was offered to both existing and new Barwa Bank Visa card holders. For every QAR 100 spent using Barwa Bank Gold and Platinum VISA cards, customers stood a chance to win two tickets to the CAT 1 match of the long-awaited football tournament scheduled to take place from 14th June 2018 to 15th July 2018. The winners, Ism ......read more

29 May 2018, Doha, Qatar -   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s programme, Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), has launched its Ramadan 2018 Project "Sharing Hope", bringing together male and female local volunteers to support vulnerable communities in Qatar, in line with the principles of community service and giving back during the holy month of Ramadan.   ROTA Ramadan 2018 Project builds eleven years of supporting members of the local community through activities that connect volunteers with the wider community and give them the opportunity to learn new skills and increase their awareness of the value of community service and volunteerism. This year's ......read more

Olay Combines a Powerful Anti-Aging Moisturizer with Superior SPF Protection So Lightweight You Won’t Even Notice It   Dubai, UAE, May 28, 2018:  With the hottest months of the year just around the corner, Olay’s innovative daily moisturizer ensures that you’ll be protected from harmful sun damage for skin that’s healthy and happy. Olay Regenerist Microscuplting Cream SPF30 combines proven anti-ageing technology and premium SPF protection with a smooth and surprisingly lightweight feel so natural you won’t even know it’s there.   WHY ARE DAILY SPF PROTECTION AND PROVEN ANTI-AGEING ESSENTIALS FOR YOUNGER-LOOKING SKIN?  It& ......read more

Doha, 27 May 2018:  As part of its continuous support for home-based businesses, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) has launched the 3rd edition of “Ramadan Bazaar Markets 2018” in cooperation with Bedaya Center and Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC), during a ribbon cutting ceremony held on Saturday 26 May at The Gate Mall, in the framework of the bank’s Home-based Business National Program (HBBNP) for developing Home-based businesses which was launched in 2015 to support this sector, and in return these business will contribute effectively to the local economy. The “Ramadan Baazar Markets” was inaugurated by Mr. Ibrahim Al Mannai, Executive Director of ......read more

Doha, Qatar, May 26, 2018:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation recently held a reception at the opening of its ‘Reaching 10 Million Out of School Children’ exhibition at the W Hotel Doha, in the presence of a number of ambassadors, to mark a major milestone in its work to empower 10 million marginalised and vulnerable children around the world. After the moving exhibition’s initial success at Qatar Academy, EAA was delighted to relocate its showcase of the challenges millions of children around the world face and EAA’s work to overcome them, at the W Hotel on May 17th.  The exhibition is open to the public until May 30th, and with its hashtag #Tog ......read more

Doha, Qatar, May 23, 2018:   Qatar Development Bank (QDB), in its ongoing endeavor to provide all means of support to help the food and beverages SMEs spread their wings in the global markets, through its export development agency 'Tasdeer', participated in Food and Hotel Asia (FHA) 2018, which was held from April 24-27, 2018 at Singapore Expo and Suntec Singapore.  Hosting a special Qatar pavilion, it offered a poised platform to SMEs to showcase their products and services and gain better business ties. FoodAsia, the largest food industry event in Asia-Pacific region, has a proven ability to attract the right profile and quality trade visitors from across Asia.&nb ......read more

Dubai, UAE, May 23, 2018:  Our cult-favourite hydrating mist, prep + prime fix+,  Takes on a delicious new twistin four permanent scents: rose, lavender, coconut and our original sugi needle aroma. Water, vitamins and extracts give skin. An instant boost of hydration while the lightweight prolonging formula sets makeup and refreshes your complexion. Sheer out foundation, intensify colour, improve and extend the wear of makeup, or moisturize and soothe tired skin with the holy grail of hydrating mists. Prep + prime fix+ Rose Lavender Coconut Original ...read more

Dubai, UAE, May 23, 2018:  Finding the right gifts are never easy, especially when you are on a budget. If you are browsing the web and scouting stores for beauty gifts this Ramadan & Eid, consider Glambeaute.com, the one-stop online shop for fabulous budget beauty finds and luxury perfumes at great prices!  This month, Glambeaute.com is launching a curated collection of beauty gift boxes that include best-sellers in skincare, haircare and makeup at amazing discounted prices. These limited-edition promo packs are available to purchase throughout the month of Ramadan and make for wonderful pamper packs for yourself or as impressive gifts for beauty lovers this season that wil ......read more

Dubai, UAE, May 22, 2018:  This season is electrifying. Discover it like never before with our new collection inspired by festival styles and positive vibes. Play with combining the go-to colours of turquoise, coral with an orange hue, tan and black with soft leather and swinging tassels. Style your free-spirited look with vivid hand-finished new jewellery.   LAYERED NECKLACES Layer eye-catching textures and fine details on necklaces to create a waterfall of style. Black or tan leather chokers are a super starting point. Add a pendant to amplify the effect.  Be inspired to go bolder. SWEET TREAT Boost your energy with a sparkling snack-sized indulgence. Our p ......read more

Doha, Qatar, May 21, 2018:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation has launched a country-wide fundraising campaign during the holy month of Ramadan to provide the world’s most impoverished and marginalized children, youth and women a quality education, as around 263 million children and youth are out of school today, according to UNESCO.  The Ramadan campaign was announced at a press conference attended by dignitaries such as Professor Dr. Ali M Al-Quradaghi, Secretary General of the International Union of Muslim Scholars and Vice Chairman for European Council for Fatwa and Research, and Mr. Mohamed Al-Naama, Senior Representative of Fundraising Department at Educatio ......read more

May 21, 2018:  Opening Ceremony “Everybody knows” directed by Asghar Farhadi On this occasion, the Spanish actress Barbara Lennie sparkled with earrings and a bracelet in white gold set with diamonds from the Josephine collection Semaine de la Critique Opening “Wildlife” directed by Paul Dano On the occasion of the Première, the actress Carey Mulligan illuminated the Cannes Film Festival in colorful and timeless earrings in white gold, diamonds and emeralds from Chaumet “Blacklansman” directed by Spike Lee On this occasion, the actress Clémence Poésy, who unveils her first film in Cannes as Film Director wore earrings and a brac ......read more

Qatar, May 21, 2018:  Our Safety in Ramadan  Achieving general safety during the holy month of Ramadan is one of the very important matter, weather it is in the home, or workplace or markets or on the road etc.,  Ensuring the availability of a functioning  fire extinguisher in the houses and workplaces, perfect knowledge on best mode of its usage, good electrical connections, safe connection of the gas inside the kitchen, not leaving the cooking pans on the stove for a long period without surveillance, switching off the stove immediately after cooking, switching on the exhaust fan, monitoring the children in the kitchen and the alertness while cooking are some ......read more

Doha, Qatar –May 21, 2018:   Barwa Bank, Qatar’s most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, launches MasterCard Weekend offer for its existing Barwa Bank Mastercard holders.  During the holy month of Ramadan, Barwa Bank offers its customers a chance to win exciting rewards when they make transactions using their MasterCard credit card during the weekends. The offer is valid till July 21, 2018.  The winner will be chosen based on the highest number of transactions during the weekend, starting Thursday morning till Saturday midnight. 10 winners stand a chance to win a travel voucher worth QAR 5,000 each. In addition, the cus ......read more

Dubai, UAE, May 20, 2018:  CALVIN KLEIN EYEWEAR The latest women’s and men’s Calvin Klein eyewear offers distinctive new designs, mixed materials, and bold colorations that exemplify the essence of this iconic brand. CHLOE EYEWEAR Inspired by the brand’s sophisticated look, the new eyewear collection combines both vintage and modern lines with iconic Chloe detailing to create a fresh, elegant style. Artisanal design techniques are combined with glossy finishes for a retro spirit and contemporary appeal. MARNI EYEWEAR The new Marni eyewear collection is inspired by a sophisticated vintage style, using fluid lines to create stunningly elegant looks. T ......read more

Limited Edition Product for the 145th Birthday of the Blue Jean Qatar, May 20, 2018:  On May 20th, the Levi’s® 501® jean, the original button fly jean, will celebrate its 145th birthday. We like to call this ‘501® Day’ and to mark this occasion, we’ve created special 501® capsules to celebrate the iconic style. The celebratory product includes limited edition 501® jeans with pops of gold and colorful buttons. 145 years is no small birthday, so we are looking back to our history to inspire this special, capsule collection. Tops feature fun archival graphics, with “Button Your Fly!” loudly emblazoned across the chest in retro thro ......read more

The capsule collection will be launching worldwide this month Qatar, May 20, 2018:   After decades serving as a muse for the makeup industry and a beauty inspiration for women all over the world, Jennifer Lopez is now stepping behind the scenes and debuting a limited-edition collection in partnership with global beauty brand Inglot Cosmetics. Launching April 26th, the extensive color line will bring Jennifer’s and Inglot’s shared vision of strong femininity to life and offer women diverse ways to express themselves through beauty. Finally, everyone can now achieve their own authentic “JLo Glow.”  “The capsule collection we created with Inglo ......read more

Doha, Qatar, May 19, 2018:   In line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 towards developing human capital and as part of its mission, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) in collaboration with the CFA Society Doha organized a free CFA information session on Tuesday May 8, in order to create an awareness for finance professionals on the importance of being certified in a fast moving world and give participants an idea as to what they can expect from taking this course at QFBA. Participants from different sectors in Qatar such as Georgetown University, Qatar National Bank (QNB), Shell Qatar and KPMG in Qatar, have joined the session. QFBA, in collaboration with CFA Society, a ......read more

Take care of your body’s largest organ this Ramadan - Your skin Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17th May 2018:  Family and FOREO go hand in hand, after-all, there’s a FOREO for everyone in the family. With this in mind, and Ramadan just around the corner, FOREO are celebrating family and the loved ones that have inspired them over the years by introducing the faces that make up the FOREO family.  This month, FOREO will unveil a special Ramadan landing page on foreo.com where visitors will get insider insights into the region’s biggest influencers as they share stories about their lives, loves and how they celebrate at this special time of year. And, that’ ......read more

After hosting the expo at Qatar Academy Doha, Qatar, May 16, 2018:  Following last month’s high-level event in New York, Education Above All (EAA) Foundation hosted its ‘Reaching 10 Million Out of School Children’ exhibition at Qatar Academy from May 7-14, 2018, to mark a major milestone in empowering 10 million marginalised and vulnerable children around the world.  EAA’s exhibit will move to the W Hotel from May 17-30, 2018, however EAA invites all the public to visit the ‘Reaching 10 Million Out of School Children’ exhibition.  With the hashtag #Togetherfor10million and #Itispossible, the event was successful in creating awareness ......read more

Doha, Qatar – May 17, 2018 – Barwa Bank, Qatar’s most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, has announced a slew of customers centric campaigns and initiatives for the holy month of Ramadan. In one of the initiatives, the Bank has launched Mastercard Weekend offer for its existing Barwa Bank Mastercard holders. The move has been taken in order to encourage the credit card holders to spend more using their cards during the weekends. This offer is valid till July 21, 2018. The winner will be chosen based on the highest number of transactions during the weekend, starting Thursday morning till Saturday midnight. 10 lucky winners stand a chance t ......read more

Doha, Qatar – May 16, 2018  –  Northwestern University in Qatar sent a delegation from Doha to Evanston for its annual NU-Q in Evanston week. The delegation of faculty, staff, and students showcased their creative work, research, and shared experiences from the Middle East.   “Although we are 7,000 miles away from our home campus, NU-Q is very much a part of the greater Northwestern community,” said Everette E. Dennis. “Our students are familiar with Northwestern traditions and most have visited or spent time studying on campus; our faculty and staff are connected and work closely across continents to align their respective work; and we’ve ......read more

Dubai, UAE, May 16, 2018:  Beauty trends change all the time! Last year the trend was dark and imperfect black liners that rimmed the eye, and this year it’s a more brightened one with pops of colour. Yes, 2018 is all about sky-high lashes, glitter, high-shine and statement looks. If you’re looking to stay on trend with beauty this year but not quite sure where to start, start with Palladio, who has rounded up three of the trendiest and fuss-free make-up trends that you can easily add to your beauty routine   Long Luscious Lashes   This is that one trend that is never going out of style! For natural eyelash growth, dip a mascara-free wand into one of th ......read more

Qatar, May 15, 2018:   Sadeem – the Arab world’s biggest digital competition and series – announces the winner of Season 1 at the iconic Venue Verde, Beirut, during a red-carpet finale in front of social media influencers from across the region.  Giving a tough fight to finish, Ali Neyadi from Oman, took home the winning trophy. The 24-year-old Omani currently studies Computer Systems in Ireland, while creating engaging content about students abroad. Ali won Sadeem Season 1 - which had more than 18,000 applicants from across the globe – and walks home with a grand prize of 1 million riyals and a trip to San Francisco to the headquarters of the m ......read more

‘Flair’, Lucent, ‘Resolute’ and ‘Immerse Oud’ are vibrant and timeless Dubai, UAE, May 14, 2018:  LOOTAH, creators of fine Oriental and French heritage-inspired contemporary perfumes, incenses, oud, luxury perfumed blended oils and agarwood, have launched four exquisite new fragrances to celebrate springtime. Celebrating femininity, the new floral fragrance for women ‘Flair’ is energetic and lively with a burst of jasmine. Refreshing top notes of Bergamot, Jasmine, Sambac and Iris instantly make the wearer feel vibrant. Breathtaking middle notes of Tuberose, Vanilla and White Flowers surround the wearer in a cloud of freshest flowers ......read more

In line with the new openings at The Dubai Mall and Deerfields Mall  Dubai, UAE, May 14, 2018:  LOOTAH, creators of fine Oriental and French heritage-inspired contemporary perfumes, incenses, oud, luxury perfumed blended oils and agarwood, launched a fragrant new oud called ‘Ambwood’, in line with the opening of the brand’s stores at Perfumery & Co – The Dubai Mall and Deerfields Mall in Abu Dhabi. The new oud is a subtle combination of fresh aromas with luxurious touches of the orient. Top notes of lemon and grape give the wearer a refreshing burst of confidence, while middle notes of jasmine and violet create a warm and soothing cocoon of luxury. ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 13 May 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, Randa Abumaali and Lamiaa Gomaa Allak each won a cash prize of QR 10,000. Also, a cash prize worth QR 5,000 was awarded to the following bank clients; Mohammad Syed Mohammad, Hussain Sultan Al-Jaber, Mohamed Mohamed Hussain, Basma Ali, Abdulla Saad Marafi, Farideh Esmaeil Nowdaz, Iman  Ghommidh, Aydeh Almaridi, Oamar Ahmed Al-Mulla, Abdulla Hamad Al- ......read more

Dubai, UAE, May 13, 2018:  It is common knowledge that oxygen is an essential resource for cell life. 62.5% is the percentage of human body mass that is made up of oxygen. 3 minutes is how long a cell can survive without oxygen. These uncompromising numbers demonstrate how essential oxygen is to skin cells. Oxygen is essential for them to produce the energy they need for correct metabolism and to preserve the vitality of the skin on a daily basis. And yet, we live in a world without enough air! 9 out of 10 city residents are affected by atmospheric pollution all around the world. In Europe, pollution reduces life expectancy by an average of one year per person.  Pollution, stres ......read more

On May 10 2018, the annual Quest Gala 2018 dinner was held at the Palazzo Ballroom, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl-Doha, which raised a total of QAR 1,070,000 through a public auction of 11 valued art pieces by some of Qatar’s leading philanthropists, art collectors and high-profile artists, who attended the ceremony. The event was supported by a number of official sponsors, including Alfardan Group, Anima Gallery, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, Busatti Milano, Commercial Bank of Qatar, Qatar Airways, Gulf Colours, AlBahie Auction house, among others. The Gala, now on its third year, was aimed at raising funds for the Education Above All Foundation to support their programs that support c ......read more

This EID, it’s all about gifting and loving Dubai, UAE, May 10, 2018:  As the curtains are drawn on the holy month of Ramadan, the new moon brings with it a spell of celebration, generous hospitality and prosperity. It is also that time of the year around which the gift giving begins! A handpicked EID gift guide comprising of the finest timepieces and accessories from brands like AIGNER, CERRUTI 1881 and POLICE makes its way into your hands. Adhering to different tastes and budgets, you are sure to find something for everyone in the list organized under ‘for him’ and ‘for her’. Festive and chic, the timepieces and accessories are perfect to surpris ......read more

Dubai, UAE, May 09, 2018: Following the stackable Bee my Love rings, a cheeky nod to the Maison’s imperial past, Chaumet had an irresistible desire to enlarge the graphic bands and create an ensemble of collectable bangles. Express who you are with one, five, ten or more! The new language of bracelets is about strong design and a sign of recognition.  A life-long piece of jewellery and a symbol of belonging since time immemorial, the bracelet is the identity object with which we celebrate our happiest moments. It is also a universal lucky charm, a cherished protective talisman never to be taken off. It is, by nature, a stackable piece of jewellery. Imagine your own associati ......read more

Makeup by Rachel Goodwin for NARS Cosmetics   May 08, 2018:  Rachel Goodwin, NARS Director, PRO Artistry and Red Carpet for North America, created the makeup look for Emma Stone at the 2018 Met Gala. Please see below for more details and the products used to achieve this look.    Beauty inspiration: “When I saw what Emma was wearing this evening, I was reminded of the metallics often depicted in Renaissance paintings. Drawing inspiration from this, as well as the cool and warm tones paired on her gown, I created a mixed metal effect on the eye to complement the dress. To finish the look, I kept the lips soft and hydrated with Swing Velvet Lip Glide.&rdqu ......read more

Doha, May 8, 2018:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation through its programme, Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), held the largest annual International Education and Resource Network (iEARN) Qatar 2018 Open House on April 24 at Hamad Bin Khalifa University-Student Center, under the patronage of Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Company (Muntajat) Q.J.S.C. Organised in partnership with the National Center of Educational Development at Qatar University and Ministry of Education and Higher Education, it offered students and teachers a chance to display their work & achievements and showcase their iEARN projects for the 2017-2018 school year.  The Inte ......read more

Dubai, UAE, May 08, 2018:  Labour Day celebrates the achievements and contribution of workers around the world. It is a time to recognize their critical roles on the social and economic growth of the nation while raising awareness on the challenges that workers face today.  Skyline University College Services Committee, in collaboration with University City of Sharjah management, organized a cricket match with Sharjah labourers to celebrate Labour Day on May 1, 2018, at SUC Cricket Ground. His Excellency Sheikh Saif Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Director of Sharjah University City, attended the occasion to witness the celebration that aimed to recognize the workers’ role in ......read more

Dubai, UAE, May 08, 2018:  Skyline University College in collaboration with The Young Vision magazine organized the first Inter-School 12th Coder Challenge 2018 on April 30, 2018 at SUC Campus. The competition which served as a platform for young talents to showcase their skills in the field of software development has registered more than 180 participants from various schools in the UAE. Three top coders bagged the awards namely: Tejas Goel of Delhi Private School, Dubai (Winner); Ananya Pratap Rao of GEMS Modern Academy (1st Runner Up) and; Harsh Doddannavar of JSS International School (2nd Runner Up).  The Chief Guests of the competition were Consulate General of India-Dub ......read more

Doha, Qatar – May 07,  2018:   Barwa Bank, Qatar’s most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the names of the second draw winners of Salary Transfer promotional campaign, at the Bank’s headquarters. The draw was held on May 6th, 2018 and five winners took home a QAR 20,000 cash price each: Ebrahim Haidar Abdulla, Mohamed Rahma Thulla Shafeeq, Mohammed Rabiah AL-Kuwari, Dayo Aristotle Santos and Saleh Abdulla Ismaeel.  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.  Barwa Bank had la ......read more

DOHA, Qatar – 6 May 2018:   Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), has joined hands with Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, in offering a new and innovative leadership development program, from January 31 to December 12, 2018, aimed at educating managers on how to become more effective leaders in today’s complex and disruptive business environment.  QFBA’s National Leadership Development program is a part of its efforts to encourage companies and institutions in the public and private sectors to develop their human resources and achieve their goals. The training course seeks to develo ......read more

Doha – Qatar, May 03, 2018-   First Finance Company (FFC), a subsidiary of Barwa Bank Group, has received the Quality Management System Standard Certification, known as ISO 9001:2015 from the international accredited registrar DNV GL in the field of providing financial services in accordance with the Islamic Shari’ah law. Mr. Eslah Assem, Chief Executive Officer said: “First Finance Company's (FFC) obtaining such certification reflects the company's commitment at all levels to provide services at par with highest international standards and practices and in line with the requirements of the customer as well as that of regulatory and supervisory entit ......read more

Doha-Qatar – May 02, 2018:   As part of the ambitious expansion strategy to reach all regions of the country, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company)Q.S.C.( announced the opening of its latest branch, Leabaib 1. The opening of the new shopping center comes in the framework of Al Meera’s ethos of being the ‘Favourite Neighbourhood Retailer’, in terms of providing the highest quality products at affordable prices to the communities in which it operates. This aligns with the Qatar National Vision 2030 and supports the urban and population boom that Qatar is witnessing.  The branch opening was inaugurated in the presence of Sheikh Thani Bin Thamer Bin Mohamm ......read more

In order to provide venture capital Doha, Qatar, May 1, 2018: Qatar Development Bank (QDB) today, in the presence of distinguished guests, announced the launch of “QDB Investment Forum” with an aim to attract global venture capital firms to set up their base in Qatar in order to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, service, and expertise for the Qatari SMEs and entrepreneurs to empower them and to drive growth.  Held at Hilton hotel on May 1, 2018, the event saw the official agreement signing with the head honchos of five funds including Mr. Alexander Wiedmer, Partner at Iris Capital; Mr. Murat Aktihanoglu, Managing Partner at Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA ......read more

Final awards ceremony held under the patronage of the Minister of Economy and Commerce, His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim al-Thani Value of awards this year amounts to more than QAR 500,000 In the past, more than 200 ideas have been presented at the Al-Fikra nationwide contests – of which 14 business models have been supported through incubation time, integrated consultancy program coupons, and access to finance Doha, Qatar, May 1, 2018: The five-months rigorous Al-Fikra National Business Competition came to a close on April 30, 2018. Held at the Grand Hayyat Hotel, under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior ......read more

Change of Sheen   Dubai, UAE, May 01, 2018:  NARS Cosmetics introduces Highlighting Powder featuring Seamless Glow Technology. The innovative formula, available in six shades, combines micro-spherical powders and pearls that reflect light and melt seamlessly into skin to enhance your natural glow.  The silky, lightweight texture provides easy blending for buildable radiance that goes from delicately lit to strobed in the speed of light. No glitter. Just glow.   Shades Include: ALBATROSS opalescent gold FORT DE FRANCE champagne CAPRI crushed pink pearl IBIZA yellow gold  MALDIVES rose bron ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 30, 2018:  The skin, like the brain, is a living organ, and the effects of stress on its functioning are severe. In fact, studies indicate that stress causes a decline in skin barrier function.The prolonged release of stress hormones in the skin causes a decrease of Hyaluronic Acid production, contributing to the breakdown of collagen and overall cellular aging. Loss of collagen, loss of elastin and depleted Hyaluronic Acid share a common side effect: an increase in fine lines and wrinkles. Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix has a smooth gel-cream texture that glazes over the face, creating a protective matrix that mimics the skin to seal in hydration, helping to prevent ......read more

Powered by ELEMIS’ patented Tri-Enzyme Technology, these dual-action Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads gently smooth and brighten the complexion.  Dubai, UAE, April 30, 2018: PRODUCT DESCRIPTION These resurfacing pads, powered by ELEMIS patented Tri-Enzyme technology, act as a very effective, yet gentle skin perfecting exfoliator. An innovative and user-friendly treatment that enhances the Dynamic Resurfacing routine, replacing the need for harsh exfoliators. Targeting skin which appears dull and rough, it gently encourages the skins natural renewal cycle and prepares skin for optimum results from the rest of the range. Rejuvenates, revitalises and smoothes, while boosting ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 30, 2018:  What is good for the body is good for the skin, and nothing packs a more powerful nutritional punch  than superfoods. This is why ELEMIS has developed the new Superfood Skincare Range: a nutrient-dense, vegan-friendly  collection, including Superfood Facial Wash, Day  Cream,and Night Cream to join the best selling, award-winning Super food FacialOil. Feed your complexion from the outside in with the  pure power of concentrated superfoods, for optimal  skin health.This range beautifully blends the proven science and expertise behind every ELEMIS formula. The result? An outdoor-fresh glow that you simply can’t fake. Essen ......read more

Under the management of Murwab Hotel Group; Doha, Qatar – April 30, 2018:   Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort, and Qatar’s first leisure destination, has been named Qatar’s ‘Best Luxury Family Resort – Qatar at the Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards 2018. The awards were announced in the quarterly LUX magazine.  LUX magazine gives its readers a glimpse into the world of all things luxurious. It covers all aspects of high end lifestyle, including the finest, food and drink, hotels and resorts, health and beauty, automotive, jewelry, art and technology.  Commenting on winning the prestigious awards, Mr. Nawaf Ali Al Obaidly, Genera ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 29, 2018:  Skyline University College organized the second edition of One Day Refresher Course in Management with Emphasis on E-Governance, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, and Enterprising Sustainable Smart Cities (Pocket MBA) on April 18, 2018 at SUC Campus. Delegates such as tourism directors, managers, software engineers, IT directors, and SUC Alumni from various corporate and government offices in the UAE have participated in the program. The Pocket MBA covered an introduction to E-Governance, a discussion on disruptions which are disrupting the supply line of existing business model, and an insightful overview about difference between Sustainable Innovati ......read more

Dubai based contemporary womenswear label, Twisted Roots,  launches SS18 collection inspired by the city of Barcelona    Dubai, UAE, April 29, 2018:  Latifa Al Gurg, launches her anticipated sixth collection of travel inspired womenswear guided by the works of Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi, a practiser of modernism and major inspiration for the SS18 Tessellation Collection.     The collection takes most of it’s inspiration from the ceramic tiles that blanket the beautiful architecture of park Guell on Barcelona’s Carmel Hill mountain range built in the early 1900s.     “It was interesting to me looking at the shapes ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 29, 2018:  This season, we introduce new classic mickey mouse and minnie mouse styles, inspired by original sketchbook art from the 1930s.These new jewellery  must-haves are designed to come alive with your energy and make life a little more playful.     CHARM WITH DETAILS Let bangle stylings fly high with colour and personality. Just add the Disney Mickey Love Heart charm with a fuchsia rose crystal and the Disney Floating Minnie charm with a sparkling balloon and blue enamel skirt. STRIKE A POSE Be expressive with touches of old-school whimsy and button-inspired shapes. Classic reliefs and enamel backdrops create fun portraits on the D ......read more

World leaders celebrated major milestone in empowering 10 million marginalized out of school children through quality education. Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, UN Secretary General António Guterres and leaders from the United Nations, NGOs, and global industry, including President of Ghana and model philanthropist Naomi Campbell, celebrated an important milestone in addressing a growing global challenge. Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, UN SDG advocate and Founder and Chairperson of Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, alongside partners, announced that 10 million out of school children in some of the most challenging situations around the world, will receive quali ......read more

Net profit exceeded 208 million Qatari Riyals, an increase of 15% Doha – Qatar, April 2018- Barwa Bank Group disclosed its financial statements for the first quarter ending 31st March 2018, where the Group has recorded a net profit of QAR 208.7 million, representing an increase of 15% as compared to the same period in 2017. His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Jassim Al Thani, Chairman and Managing Director of Barwa Bank Group, said: “The Group has succeeded in achieving strong and steady results for the first three months of the year, by taking advantage of the extensive customer base that the Group has been able to build over the past years. This also came in line ......read more

Doha, April 28, 2018 –   In a joint effort between Al Khaliji Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, and HEC Paris in Qatar, a leading provider of executive education, Al Khaliji Bank invited all private banking customers to attend an exclusive masterclass session on one of the most crucial topics ‘Managing in Challenging Times’.  The masterclass was presented by the renowned HEC Paris Professor Roger Hallowell and Academic Director of ‘Leading Strategies for Outstanding Performance’. Furthermore, Professor Hallowell regularly teaches in the HEC Executive MBA degree program. This path breaking session emph ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 28, 2018:  On the 17thof April 2018, guests were invited to attend the exclusive presentation of MARCHON EYEWEAR’s latest collections, at the Residential Penthouse Suite at FIVE Hotel The Palm, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The invitees previewed MARCHON EYEWEAR’s newest pieces, in a  bright seaside setting, with views over the Dubai Marina and beachfront – a ideal backdrop for an afternoon with a view, whilst discovering all the latest eyewear styles, from brands such as Chloe, Marni, Salvatore Ferragamo, Calvin Klein, Etro, Longchamp, Liu Jo, & Lacoste. ...read more

Life may not be perfect, but your hair can be!   Dubai, UAE, April 25, 2018:  Shop counters stacked with numerous products for hair pose a huge dilemma for consumers who are out there in the hope of getting the best product for their hair. Brands will do well if their products could address simple consumer questions such as what's the best shampoo for my hair, how can I prevent my hair from breaking, how can I nourish my hair and avoid it being dry, etc. Successful brands give consumers what they want, and what they want is healthy hair. Most shampoos have detergents in them that instantly strip hair of oil and colour leaving them dry and frizzy which leads to breakage. On ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 25 April 2018:  In collaboration with Qatar University, Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, through its programme Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), led eighteen student volunteers on a service learning trip to Indonesia from 5-14 April. In partnership with a local NGO called Titian Foundation, volunteers facilitated skills development workshops in a school in the village of Bayat in the Indonesian province of Yogyakarta in Central Java.  The Indonesia 2018 QU Trip built on the success of previous ROTA Volunteer Trips to Indonesia, by providing a series of student-led workshops and activities that helps them develop their practical and physical skills, and to engage in mea ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 25 April 2018 -   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, organized its sixth “Annual Clay Shooting Competition” at the Lusail Shooting Club. The competition welcomed numerous local and international corporate banks and companies to participate in the occasion. Launched in 2012, the first shooting event was met with great success and lead to an annual tradition between al khaliji and clients. At this year’s event, al khaliji welcomed teams ; such as Qatar Investment Authority, Qatar National Bank, Al Fardan, Ali Bin Ali, CCC, Doha Insurance, Supplement House including al khaliji Team as a host. ......read more

Dubai, UAE, April 25, 2018:  The MBA and BBA students of Skyline University College (SUC) along with SUC Professor, Dr. Nizar M.F. Sahawneh attended a 3-day training program on “Capital Markets: Products, Risk, and Strategies” at New York Institute of Finance during the Skyline Educational Trip in New York, USA on March 21-31, 2018.  The course surveys the major financial instruments traded in capital markets around the world, which allowed students to understand how stocks are valued, learn how stocks and bonds are brought to market, and understand the basic mechanics and risks characteristic of derivatives. The program was conducted by Mr. Chris Thomas, Managing Di ......read more

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

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