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    Empower announces participation in WGES 2018 as global partner

    The Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced its sponsorship as a global partner in the 5th World Green Economy Summit, WGES 2018.

    WGES will be held under the patronage of the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on 24th and 25th October, 2018 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, under the slogan, 'Driving Innovation,"...

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    Audi Middle East names new sales directorAugust 15, 2018

    Global auto giant Audi has appointed Uwe Hermann, a regional industry veteran as the sales director for the Middle East region.

    In his new role, he will lead the sales for the Audi brand across 11 countries, 12 importers and 24 dealer facilities in the GCC and Levant region, said a statement from Audi.

    As an automotive professional with extensive international and multicultural experience, Hermann has worked in the Middle East for more than 16 years, it stated.

    He joins the brand with the Four Rings from its sister company Porsche, where he was senior regional sales manager.

    Operating from the AVME regional office in Dubai, Hermann will be responsible for driving the growth"...

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    Marks & Spencer unveils Autumn Winter collectionAugust 15, 2018

    Marks & Spencer, a member of Dubai-based Al-Futtaim Group of companies, has unveiled its Autumn Winter 18 womenswear collection.

    Autumn sees the arrival of Poetic, as top to toe colour takes a new feminine direction. A palette of pinks set the tone; from soft blush and rose, to rich burgundy and fuchsia. Luxurious textures enhance the mood, from chunky knitwear to plush corduroy; creating a richness of finish.

    Sartorial sees classic shapes and chic tailoring reworked through a sports luxe lens, as emerald green and cobalt blue update the aesthetic. Classic check separates meet quilting and wool blends for a strong fabric direction.

    Arriving in Winter, Soft Heritage explores sumptuous"...

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    Karan Johar to launch jewellery brand in Dubai

    There’s very little that Karan Johar can’t and won’t do within the creative arena. In addition to his filmography – he’s an actor, director, producer and writer – Johar is also a published author, has modelled for many of his designer friends and has even turned to costume design on occasion.

    Last year, Johar launched Tyaani in collaboration with Satyani, one of India’s most famous jewellery houses. The label is known for its polki, or uncut diamond, pieces. Traditionally, polki jewellery designs have been ornate, translating into heavy earrings, chunky bracelets and full-bodied necklaces that could only"...

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    Union Properties swings to Q2 profit on lower costs and gains on properties valuations

    Dubai real estate developer Union Properties swung to a second quarter net profit from a year-earlier loss as costs fell and gains on fair valuations of investment properties boosted income.

    Net profit attributable to the company’s shareholders for the three months ending June 30 reached Dh24.7 million compared with a Dh2.29 billion loss a year earlier, the company said on Tuesday in a statement to the Dubai Financial Market, where its shares are listed.

    Gains on valuations of properties in the second quarter rose to Dh120.67m from a valuation loss of Dh2.1bn a year"...

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    Electric, driverless cars to hit Dubai streets 'in near future', says RTA

    Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has endorsed new testing standards for electric, hybrid and self-driving vehicles to ensure that the emirate plays a “pioneering” role in their development and see that they are on the streets of Dubai “in the near future”, it was announced on Monday.

    In a statement, Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, the CEO of RTA’s Licensing Agency, said that 66 workshops have been held “with vehicle manufacturers, approved testing centres in Dubai and consultancy companies in the UAE to review these standards and share knowledge and ideas about them.”

    “During"...

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    Airbnb and Wego partner to give Mideast travellers more accommodation choices

    Airbnb is partnering up with Wego to include properties listed on the home-sharing website in the regional online travel platform's search results in a move to offer travellers more accommodation choices.

    With the addition of listings on Airbnb, travellers using the Wego apps and websites will have easier access to a wide range of local homes and other types of accommodation in destinations worldwide, the companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday. Wego users will be able to view Airbnb properties across popular cities such as Dubai, Beirut, Amman, Marrakech, London, Paris and New York.

    'We"...

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