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Limited Edition Product for the 145th Birthday of the Blue JeanQatar, 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 ... ... Read more
The capsule collection will be launching worldwide this monthQatar, 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 Cosmeti... ... 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 ... ... 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 child... ... 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 S... ... 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 ... ... 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 ... ... 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 ... ... 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 UN... ... Read more
May 21, 2018:  Opening Ceremony“Everybody knows” directed by Asghar FarhadiOn this occasion, the Spanish actress Barbara Lennie sparkled with earrings and a bracelet in white gold set with diamonds from the Josephine collectionSemaine de la Critique Opening “Wildlife” directed by Paul DanoOn the occasion of the Pre... ... 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 tra... ... Read more
Dubai, UAE, May 20, 2018:  CALVIN KLEIN EYEWEARThe 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 EYEWEARInspired by the brand’s sophisticated look, the new eyewear collection combines both vintage a... ... 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 t... ... 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 t... ... Read more
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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

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

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