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October 15, 2019

Du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has taken top honours in the Large Company category at the 2019 edition of the prestigious Arabia CSR Awards.

On behalf of du, Osman Sultan, CEO of EITC, was presented the accolade during the Arabia CSR Awards Gala Ceremony, held at The Ritz Carlton, DIFC.

“At du, Corporate Social Responsibility is a vital component of our brand DNA, which is why we strive to embody objectives that are aligned with the visions and objectives of the UAE government,” said Sultan.

“As a prominent operator in the UAE telecom industry, we are committed to using our expertise, scale, and reach to create and fulfil initiatives"...

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October 15, 2019

The red carpet was rolled out in Mumbai last night to celebrate the soon-to-start Mumbai Film Festival, which is now in its 21st year.

So, who wore what? Scroll through the gallery above to see all of the major fashion moments.

Kareena Kapoor and Alia Bhatt repped big international brands, while Deepika Padukone definitely made the biggest fashion statement of the night (naturally). She chose a bold blue and black polka dot gown by Egyptian, Dubai-based designer Marmar Halim.

While some stars opted"...

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October 15, 2019

For your fix of all things cool, look no further than Sole DXB, the UAE's street wear, art, culture and music festival, which takes place every December in Dubai's D3.

The three-day street extravaganza is set to take place between Thursday, December 5 and Saturday, December 7. Organisers are remaining tight-lipped about headline acts, but last year saw US rapper Nas perform.

This year's festival is set to celebrate all things Jamaica, with a focus on the 'sights and sounds' of the island.

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October 15, 2019

Provis, one of the UAE’s leading estate management companies, said it has been signed up to provide its full suite of specialised real-estate services at more than 30 iconic projects across Abu Dhabi, following a highly competitive bid process.

As per the deal, Provis will be offering its property management and leasing services to 12 residential projects under Abu Dhabi’s master developer Aldar Properties including Al Zeina, Al Muneera, Al Bandar, Sun & Sky Towers, Al Oyoun Village, Gate & Arc Towers, and Eastern Mangroves.

The company will also support Aldar through a management and leasing services contract for different commercial units such as Aldar headquarters, Al Mamoura,"...

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October 15, 2019

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has set a new record by handling more than 10 million containers, representing a milestone achievement for Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT1).

The record was achieved serving the MV MSC Alexandra, a vessel belonging to ADT’s long-term partner and customer MSC and deployed on the 2M DRAGON/AE20 service.

The new throughput milestone follows terminal operator ADT’s success in the"...

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October 15, 2019

Emirates Group's airport services unit Dnata is exposed to UK's bankrupt tour operator Thomas Cook, which is expected to affect the group's first-half financial results, its president Tim Clark said.

An assessment of Thomas Cook's impact is ongoing but it is 'not a small amount', Mr Clark said on Monday at an aviation conference in Dubai. 'We will have to take it in the first half,' he said, without specifying the financial value of the potential impact. Dnata counted Thomas Cook as a customer for services such as ground-handling and catering.

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October 15, 2019

The UAE is the most valuable brand in the Middle East and also retains its top 20 spot in a global ranking of 100 nations, a new report from consultancy Brand Finance found.

The UAE’s nation brand value grew 3 per cent from $707 billion (Dh2.6 trillion) in 2018 to $730bn, according to the Nation Brands 2019 report which analyses countries' brand value. Saudi Arabia also retained its position in 21st place, while the US led the ranking overall, followed by China in second position and Germany in third.

“This year’s results show the Middle East nations"...

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October 15, 2019

The global aviation sector is expected to pick up next year, and the trade war between the US and China will be resolved at around the same time as the US heads into its presidential elections, said Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates airline.

While speaking at an aviation conference in Dubai on Monday, Clark warned that airfares could surge as a result of the tit-for-tat tariff war between the US and Europe on import of aircraft.

'Global consumer confidence is falling and we are in a state of disequilibrium. It can be salvaged. With the US presidential elections next"...

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October 15, 2019

Air Arabia, the UAE's only listed airline, expects to make a decision on an order for up to 120 planes by early next year as it continues discussions with both Boeing and Airbus, its chief executive said.

The Sharjah airline is looking at narrow-body models including the Airbus A220 and Boeing 737 Max. It will make a decision before the end of this year or by January 2020, Adel Ali, chief executive of Air Arabia, told an aviation conference in Dubai on Monday.

'We need to make that decision ... we are talking to everybody,' Mr Ali said.

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October 15, 2019

As many as six skyscrapers from the Gulf region - including two from Dubai and one from Abu Dhabi - have been rated as the most influential tall buildings of the last 50 years, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).

The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and the seven-star Burj Al Arab hotel from Dubai, as well as Al Bahar Tower in Abu Dhabi made it on the list. While, in the region, the Bahrain World Trade Center, Doha Tower, and National Commercial Bank in Jeddah also made it on the list of 50 Most Influential skyscrapers.

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