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February 19, 2020

The Porsche Design Group is opening a new Porsche Design Franchise-Store in the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, one of the biggest and most luxurious malls in the world.

The store is located in an exclusive location on Level 1 and has a floor area of 179 sq m. The complete product portfolio of the exclusive lifestyle brand will be presented, ranging from timepieces and eyewear to fashion, sportswear, accessories, bags, luggage and electronics.

“The United Arab Emirates is a key market in the Middle East for Porsche Design. We are very happy to open this new Porsche Design Store in such a high-class setting inside the Mall of the Emirates together with our franchise partner Jashanmal National"...

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February 18, 2020

Kia Motors Corporation has announced details of ‘Plan S’, its mid- to long-term strategy aimed at progressively establishing a leadership position in the future automotive industry, encompassing electrification and mobility services, as well as connectivity and autonomy.

The Plan S strategy outlines Kia’s preemptive and enterprising ‘shift’ from a business system focused on internal combustion engine vehicles toward one centered on electric vehicles and customised mobility solutions. The company’s ongoing brand innovation and profitability"...

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February 18, 2020

The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport is set to implement Phase Two of the Public Parking Management System (Mawaqif) at Al Ain City starting from March 1.

The plan involves the provision of 5198 surface parking bays at Al Ain Mall area (Othman Ibn Affan Street) and Al Sarouj area (Zayed bin Sultan Street) as part of ITC's efforts to provide innovative parking solutions, streamline the traffic flow and curb disorderly parking.

The new parking sectors to be activated comprise 830 standard parking bays at Al Hosn, 581 standard parking bays at Al Murabaa, 2137 standard parking bays along with 158 premium parking bays at Al Kuwaitat,"...

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February 18, 2020

Emirates NBD has launched Autoswap, a first-of-its-kind auto loan buyout product that provides a convenient and hassle-free financing solution for individuals seeking to buy used cars.

Suvo Sarkar, senior executive vice president & group head - retail banking and wealth management, Emirates NBD said: 'Autoswap will offer peace of mind to car owners seeking a convenient way to sell and transfer ownership of their vehicles to prospective buyers without the hassle of having to settle the loan amount first. We anticipate this will go a long way towards solving one of the common challenges that car sellers and buyers face and boost the pre-owned"...

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February 17, 2020

Italian luxury hypercar manufacturer, Pagani Automobili, has extended its presence in the Middle East, with a new brand office in Dubai.

It is the first personalisation studio in the region and offers an immersive brand experience. Located in the Dubai Design District, the space features handcrafted signature Pagani furniture and details and makes the personal commissioning that define the Pagani brand even more immersive and special. Pagani customers are able to experience a wide selection of exclusive materials, colors, trims and fabrics that can be used on Pagani cars. The experience is completed by the latest state-of-the-art digital visualisation"...

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February 13, 2020

Nissan is stepping up its pursuit of claims against former chairman Carlos Ghosn, suing for 10 billion Japanese yen (Dh333.7m) in damages from the former leader of the Japanese automaker and its alliance with Renault.

The lawsuit filed in Yokohama District Court seeks to “recover a significant part of the monetary damages inflicted on the company by its former chairman as a result of years of his misconduct and fraudulent activity”, Nissan said on Wednesday.

The amount of the claim may rise depending on fines and penalties that Nissan will be obliged to"...

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February 9, 2020

Al Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (Famco) has announced the launch of the Middle East’s first Uptime Centre supported by Volvo as it looks to raise standards of customer service to even higher levels in 2020.

Customers operating Volvo Trucks and/or Volvo Construction Equipment will benefit from upgraded standards of support courtesy of the region’s first uptime centre, supported by Volvo, based at the Famco workshop facility in Dubai Investment Park.

The technical bays supporting the uptime centre are proficient in all required categories related to the pre-planning needed to ensure efficient servicing and that unplanned repairs are dealt with in an efficient manner, said a"...

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February 9, 2020

U.S. electric carmaker Tesla's factory in China's financial hub of Shanghai will resume production on February 10 with assistance to help it cope with a spreading epidemic of coronavirus, a Shanghai government official said on Saturday.

Many factories across China shut in late January for the Lunar New Year holiday that was originally due to end on January 30 but which was extended in a bid to contain the spread of the new flu-like virus that has killed more than 700 people.

Tesla warned on January 30 that it would see a 1-1.5 week delay in the ramp-up of Shanghai-built"...

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February 5, 2020

Careem has announced the launch of a new service called ‘Order Anything’, in which customers can order and have any item delivered by their captains, it was announced on Tuesday.

The service, which is an evolution of the previously existing Careem Box, allows customers to request any items that weigh a maximum of 7 kg and fit in the 32x32x32 box.

‘Order Anything’ has a starting fare of AED 8 and offers two options through the Careem Now app: ‘Pick and Drop’, in which captains can pick up an item and deliver it to customers, or ‘Shop"...

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February 4, 2020

Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Infiniti in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, is highlighting the QX80.

It is a powerful synthesis of performance, design, safety, and connectivity that grants drivers all they need to master their next journey.

As the ideal vehicle for families and individuals who seek outdoor adventures with their friends"...

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