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Bvlgari Serpenti through the eyes of Alexander Wang

Bvlgari Serpenti through the eyes of Alexander Wang

22 Aug 2019

The Alexander Wang x Bvlgari reinterprets the Iconic Serpenti Forever Bag and the concept of packaging as luxury. Inspired by Bvlgari’s heritage and blending Wang’s signature high-low approach, the focal point of the collection is to use traditional packaging components including the watch box, the dust bag and the paper shopping bag along with a vintage-inspired Bvlgari serpent head jewel from the 1950s, . The result is a new fun and fresh proposition for the handbag category with the... Read More

A few puffs on a nicotine-free e-cigarette impedes blood vessel function, study finds

A few puffs on a nicotine-free e-cigarette impedes blood vessel function, study finds

21 Aug 2019

A new study has revealed alarming changes in blood vessel function among healthy people who smoked an e-cigarette for the first time.

The US research, carried out on 31 adults who had never vaped or smoked before, reported significant changes in the blood flow within the femoral artery in the leg. According to the results, published in the journal Radiology on Tuesday, the dilation of the artery was ‘severely blunted’. The changes were reported after each participant smoked a nicotine... Read More

Netflix show Sacred Games apologises for screening UAE resident's mobile number

Netflix show Sacred Games apologises for screening UAE resident's mobile number

21 Aug 2019

Netflix has apologised to a UAE resident after he was bombarded with phone calls when one of their top shows accidentally screened his mobile number.

Kunhabdulla CM, from India, revealed he had been forced to switch off his phone after receiving more than 200 calls from fans from around the world.

Writers from the smash-hit crime thriller Sacred Games accidentally screened his number during a scene involving an undercover agent.

Eagle-eyed fans of the programme spotted... Read More

Emirates named most popular UAE brand in annual YouGov study

Emirates named most popular UAE brand in annual YouGov study

21 Aug 2019

Emirates Airline has once again been named the top brand for consumers in the UAE, according to a new study.

The Dubai airline came first for the third year in a row in YouGov's BrandIndex annual brand health rankings.

YouGov said the rankings are compiled by taking into account "consumers’ perception of a brand’s overall quality, value, impression, reputation, satisfaction and whether consumers would recommend the brand to others". It then takes the 52-week rolling average of... Read More

Islamic New Year to be marked with public holiday in UAE

Islamic New Year to be marked with public holiday in UAE

20 Aug 2019

The UAE will mark Islamic New Year next weekend and residents are anticipating a day off.

The country’s human resources authority said public and private sector workers will enjoy a public holiday on Muharram 1, Hijri 1441.

That date in the Islamic calendar falls on Saturday or Sunday, leading many to anticipate a holiday on Sunday, September 1.

Last year, the private and public sectors were given one day off, a Thursday.

Muslims do not mark Islamic New Year, also... Read More

The largest traffic generators as well as newer high-potential segments have set a strong preparatory pace to fuel Dubai’s climb to becoming the most visited global destination

The largest traffic generators as well as newer high-potential segments have set a strong preparatory pace to fuel Dubai’s climb to becoming the most visited global destination

20 Aug 2019

WAM – Dubai welcomed 8.36 million international overnight visitors in the first six months (January-June) of 2019, posting a positive three percent in tourism volume growth compared to the same period last year, according to the latest data released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing,Dubai Tourism. The new figures reinforce the continued strength of Dubai’s tourism sector as a key driver of economic diversification and a reliable catalyst for GDP acceleration through... Read More

Etihad Airways most punctual airline in Middle East, figures show

Etihad Airways most punctual airline in Middle East, figures show

19 Aug 2019

WAM – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, was the most punctual Middle Eastern carrier in the first seven months of 2019.

New figures produced by the aviation data company OAG show that Etihad was the only Middle Eastern carrier whose punctuality averaged more than 80 per cent for flights across this period.

The data also showed that of the airlines monitored by OAG, Etihad was ranked 24th globally for on-time performance in July, the peak summer... Read More

Jaeger-Lecoultre to be main sponsor of the 76th Venice International Film Festival

Jaeger-Lecoultre to be main sponsor of the 76th Venice International Film Festival

19 Aug 2019

Maintaining its commitment to the culture of filmmaking and the preservation of cinematic heritage, La Grande Maison will celebrate the 15th anniversary of its partnership with the Venice International Film Festival this year. As main sponsor of the Film Festival, Jaeger-LeCoultre will be actively involved in all of its highlights, adorning the stars with its finest timepieces and presenting a personalised Reverso watch to the winners of the most prestigious awards: Best Film (Leone d’Oro,... Read More

Rusnano to promote nanotechnology products in Gulf countries

Rusnano to promote nanotechnology products in Gulf countries

19 Aug 2019

TASS – The Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs of Rusnano and Nano Imports General Trading LLC, registered in the Emirate of Dubai (UAE), have signed an agreement to promote Russian nanotechnology and related high-tech sectors' products in the Gulf countries, the Fund’s press service said on Wednesday.

The parties intend to facilitate the implementation of pilot projects in various sectors of the Gulf economy that demonstrate the advantages of nanotechnology and related... Read More

Dubai to witness Middle East’s first dinosaur skeleton auction with initial value of AED 14 million

Dubai to witness Middle East’s first dinosaur skeleton auction with initial value of AED 14 million

18 Aug 2019

WAM – A massive 155-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton will be up for grabs for lovers of rare collectibles as Emirates Auction announced it will organize the Middle East’s first auction to sell the giant dinosaur skeleton.

The online auction will be staged by Emirates Auction, the leading company in the field of auctions in the Middle East which specialises in organising and managing public and electronic auctions, at a starting value of Dhs 14.6 million and will end on August 25.... Read More

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