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April 18, 2019

ABU DHABI, 17th April, 2019 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has inaugurated 'Morocco in Abu Dhabi 2019'.

The event is welcomed by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, held under the patronage of King Mohammed VI of Morocco and with the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, under the supervision of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by"...

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April 18, 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new recommendations on 10 ways that countries can use digital health technology, accessible via mobile phones, tablets and computers, to improve people’s health and essential services.

“Harnessing the power of digital technologies is essential for achieving universal health coverage,” said WHO director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “Ultimately, digital technologies are not ends in themselves; they are vital tools to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.”

Over the past two years, WHO systematically reviewed evidence on digital technologies and consulted with experts from around the world"...

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April 18, 2019

Noting an increasing trend among its customers to seek experiences that are immersive, personal and authentic to complement their stays in the emirate, Maison Privee, the Dubai-based leading luxury vacation rentals provider has introduced a range of exclusive bespoke offers for their guests.

Teaming up with the specialist luxury lifestyle company, MyConcierge, Maison Privee invites its guests to live the ‘Dubai Dream’ by offering them a chance to experience what life is like for the city’s elite. For example, a Maison Privee guest can now book a Dh30 million ($8.1 million) villa on Palm Jumeirah with a private pool; and have a Rolls-Royce in the driveway and private chef in residence to create"...

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April 18, 2019

Samsung Gulf Electronics has launched the first QLED 8K television in the UAE, an ultra-premium TV and home entertainment offering supported with the most advanced picture quality in its portfolio.

The QLED 8K TV will be offered in add 98-inch 82-inch and 75-inchand 68-inch screen sizes, designed to meet the UAE’s demand for larger screen formats that also provide the incredible performance customers have come to expect from Samsung.

“We continue to offer consumers an unforgettable TV experience with new product launches, which we were able to demonstrate in an interactive and exciting way at today’s event. With Real 8K Resolution features embedded with Samsung’s proprietary"...

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April 18, 2019

The Millennium Place Marina in Dubai has welcomed new members to its executive team ahead of its opening.

General manager Manuel Garcia heads the team and will be managing the overall operations of the 453-key hotel, including maintaining owner’s relations, developing the brand and leading the team to achieve its business plans. Garcia’s career includes more than 27 years of hospitality experience across management, sales and marketing and operations. Most recently he was the general manager of Mercure Gold Hotel. Previously, he worked with Starwood, Marriott, Accor and Rotana in various locations.

Atef Eleskndarany is the director of sales and marketing and will lead the hotel’s"...

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April 18, 2019

Du, part of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is launching a new brand campaign called “Be more you” that emphasises the self-identification of its users and aligns with the more human, modern and digital ethos of the telco.

Building on the foundation “Add life to life”, the refresh is meant to create a positive impact on people’s lives and enable them to follow their dreams.

The refreshed brand identity comes at a critical inflection point in du’s growth and helps prepare it for the next phase. The new chapter will be announced across all du-connected phones via a mobile network"...

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April 18, 2019

UD Trucks, a leading Japanese commercial vehicle solutions provider, today (April 17) launched a new version of the brand’s well-established heavy-duty truck in the Middle East, East and North Africa (Meena) region.

New Quester introduces a range of enhancements that will enable logistics companies across the region to tackle critical industry challenges and boost their bottom line through smart logistics.

Fuel efficiency, productivity, connectivity, and supporting and developing drivers are top priorities for fleets and transport companies in the Meena region and New Quester will address these challenges with new features such as Escot (Easy Safe Controlled Transmission) and UD Telematics....

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April 18, 2019

Dubai and Beirut nightclub brand White will open as a high-end café and lounge in Jeddah, according to the CEO of Addmind Hospitality Group.

The company has offices in both cities, and runs concepts including Indie restaurant and lounge in DIFC, Italian restaurant Matto, rooftop lounge Iris in Dubai and Beirut, and Drai’s beach club.

Speaking to Arabian Business, Tony Habre said the firm is currently in talks to open White café in the kingdom, but hasn’t signed a partnership yet.

“We"...

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April 18, 2019

Etihad Airways will be the first airline in the region to operate a flight without any single-use plastics on board, in a bid to raise awareness of the effects of plastic pollution.

Flight EY484 will depart from Abu Dhabi on April 21 and land in Brisbane on April 22 which is observed as Earth Day.

Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, said: 'Sustainable and efficient transport is core to the government’s vision, and we commend Etihad’s proactivity in paving the way for sustainability and efficiency"...

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April 18, 2019

Market maturity and developers responding to buyer demand are key to the evolution of Abu Dhabi’s real estate market, according to an industry expert.

Speaking at Cityscape Abu Dhabi's conference, Craig Plumb, head of research at JLL MENA, said the property market in the UAE capital has become more affordable.

“We are positive about what we can expect to see. Property is a cyclical business and we are in a period of a soft market. However, there’s not a huge amount of new supply expected this year or next,” said Plumb.

“In"...

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