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Sheffield Holdings Limited Announces Over 80% of Construction for Marina 101 Project Completed

July 2014 in News by Publisher

Project to be completed early next year, handovers to begin soon after

Sheffield Holdings Limited, a leading developer in the UAE, has announced that over eighty percent of their Marina 101 project has been completed. The tower, which stands at 425 meters, is poised to be the tallest tower in Dubai Marina and the second tallest tower in the UAE. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dubai retail and shopping industry will be 20 years ahead of the region after the launch of Mall of the World

July 2014 in News by Publisher

Entry of the new meg-mall in time for EXPO 2020 will take Dubai to a difficult-to-beat level regionally, says Abu Ghazaleh CEO Read the rest of this entry »

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Water Campaign Asks UAE Residents to Pay What They Think Water Is Worth

July 2014 in News by Publisher

Arwa initiative with Mercy Corps and Red Crescent Launch Campaign to Raise Money to Provide Safe, Clean Water to Syrian Refugees Read the rest of this entry »

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World Airline Awards 2014: Austrian Airlines is the European Service Champion

July 2014 in News by Publisher
  • First place in the category “Best Airline Staff Service in Europe“
  • Austrian Airlines boasts Europe‘s best Business Class seat
  • Ranked fifth globally once again with respect to Business Class Catering
  • Austrian Airlines among the top 5 airlines in Europe Read the rest of this entry »
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The Award winning Ford Fusion Redefines Midsize Sedan Expectations With Unprecedented Suite of Driver Assist Technologies

July 2014 in News by Publisher
  • All-new Ford Fusion carries a wide array of driver assist technologies, including Lane-Keeping System with Driver Alert, adaptive cruise control and collision warning, and active park assist
  • These technologies form the basis for Ford’s research and development of future personal mobility solutions, including autonomous assist driving capabilities
  • Awards include Car of the Year by Saudi Auto, Best Midsize Car for families by the US News & World Reports and Top 10 Best Family Cars by Kelly Blue Book Read the rest of this entry »
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Montblanc Launches Extreme Collection in Florence

July 2014 in News by Publisher

Hugh Jackman Joins VIP Guests For Launch of High Performance Leather Good

Montblanc hosted an exclusive dinner at the historic Palazzo Vecchio in the centre of Florence, Italy, for the launch of Montblanc Extreme: a collection of leather goods designed to successfully withstand the demands of man’s daily urban adventures.   Read the rest of this entry »

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EFS Facilities Services posts impressive growth with contracts worth over AED 400 million in H1 2014

July 2014 in News by Publisher
  • EFS confident about achieving over 25 per cent growth in 2014
  • More than 200 prestigious FM contracts operated by EFS regionally

EFS Facilities Service Group, a leading integrated facilities management service provider in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, has announced impressive business growth results with the value of the new contracts in the first half of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 exceeding AED 400 million. Read the rest of this entry »

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Emirates Green Building Council is now a Participant of the United Nations Global Compact

July 2014 in News by Publisher
  • UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative to align operations with ten universal principles including environmental sustainability
  • EmiratesGBC is a Business Association participant of UN Global Compact enabling it to share sustainability best practices with building industry stakeholders Read the rest of this entry »
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DEWA launches charitable initiatives to mark Zayed Humanitarian Work Day

July 2014 in News by Publisher

To commemorate Zayed Humanitarian Work Day, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai ,on 19th Ramadan every year, and the 10thanniversary of the passing of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may Allah rest his soul in peace, Read the rest of this entry »

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Emirates Signs $13 Billion GE9X Services Agreement

July 2014 in News by Publisher
  • Part of finalization of Emirates’ record 777X order

Emirates airline signed a 12-year OnPointSM solution agreement with GE for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of its new GE9X engines that will power its 150 Boeing 777X aircraft. The OnPoint solution agreement is valued at more than $13 billion (USD) over the life of the contract Read the rest of this entry »

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6 out of every 10 students from UAE who study abroad choose the US, encouraged by parents or siblings: Carian College Advisors

July 2014 in News by Publisher

Referrals to US universities begin at home, says Consultancy’s MD

Carian College Advisors, an American education consultancy based in Dubai, has revealed that 6 out of every 10 UAE students currently studying in the US were strongly encouraged by one of their parents or siblings to pursue their undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in America.

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Abu Dhabi set to add 778,000 sq. m. of retail space over next 3 years, which amounts to 8% of total new shopping space opened in 2013 in 180 cities globally

July 2014 in News by Publisher

Offering mall visitors an experience rather than a shopping service is secret of UAE shopping industry success, says a regional shopping industry expert Read the rest of this entry »

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Empower kicks off technical lecture series with Society of Engineers

July 2014 in News by Publisher
  • Seminars part Empower’s strategy to promote energy efficiency and encourage use of district cooling technologies

Empower, the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has launched its technical seminar series with the Society of Engineers. Read the rest of this entry »

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88 school meals to grow a better tomorrow

July 2014 in News by Publisher
  • Maria Cristina Foundation launches ‘Feed the Future’ campaign; aims to raise funds to provide school meals to 88 underprivileged children for one year
  • Cost of a year’s school meal per child is AED 349 (US$ 95) Read the rest of this entry »
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DEWA awards consultancy contract for its Solar Innovation Centre to Ted Jacobs & Kettle Collective

July 2014 in News by Publisher

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded the consultancy services to design and supervise the construction of its new project, The Solar Innovation Centre, to Ted Jacobs Engineering Group (TJEG). Kettle Collective will work closely with TJEG as the lead architect for the project which was launched by DEWA with support from the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy. Read the rest of this entry »

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International Tower is confirmed as region’s first British Institute of Cleaning Science Centre of Excellence

July 2014 in News by Publisher

COFELY BESIX facility management, the region’s leading integrated facilities management company, has opened the first British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) Centre of Excellence in the Middle East. Read the rest of this entry »

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ENOC donates AED 3 million to ‘UAE Water Aid’ initiative

July 2014 in News by Publisher

Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) today pledged AED 3 million towards the UAE Water Aid initiative (UAE Suqia), launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. UAE Suqia aims to provide access for 5 million people around the world to fresh drinking water.

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DEWA awards AED 65 million contract to increase reliability and efficiency of its water transmission networks

July 2014 in News by Publisher

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a AED 65 million contract for a project that increases the reliability of its water networks in different parts of Dubai. The project involves the supply, installation and commissioning of surge protection devices for DEWA’s pumping station in areas such as Jebel Ali, Mushrif, and Hatta. Read the rest of this entry »

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The world’s largest underwater theme park planned in Dubai

July 2014 in News by Publisher

A new underwater attraction in Dubai, apparently inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean, aims to attract scuba diving and snorkelling tourists to the emirate

The Pearl of Dubai, set in the shallow waters of The World Islands development off the coast of Dubai, has been modelled after the mythical lost city of Atlantis and inspired by the look of the Hollywood films Pirates of the Caribbean and Avatar, according to Reef Worlds, the Los Angeles-based underwater tourism design company developing the project. Read the rest of this entry »

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EPPCO Lubricants opens UAE’s first Havoline® Xpress Lube facility in Sharjah

July 2014 in News by Publisher
  • New facility at Bab Dijlah is one of the largest Havoline® Xpress Lube sites in the region

EPPCO Lubricants, a business division of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), has opened the UAE’s first Havoline® Xpress Lube facility in Bab El Dijlah, Sharjah. The largest of its kind facility in the region, the Havoline Xpress Lube outlet offers the full spectrum of oil and lubricants services for motorists. Read the rest of this entry »