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Dubai’s iconic Gold Souk reopens its doors to customers

Dubai’s iconic Gold Souk reopens its doors to customers

14 May 2020

With Dubai gradually rolling out measured steps to resume economic activities across sectors following the success of its robust response to the COVID-19 crisis, the emirate’s iconic Gold Souk has started welcoming visitors to its jewellery stores. 

The reopening of the popular tourist destination on 26 April follows the easing of restrictions on movement in Naif and Al Ras and the announcement by the Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group (DGJG), the trade body for the gold and diamond... Read More

The New MB&F x L’Epée Starfleet Explorer Futuristic Clock

The New MB&F x L’Epée Starfleet Explorer Futuristic Clock

13 May 2020

Six years after the launch of the Starfleet Machine, the first clock co-created by MB&F and L'Epée 1839, a new expedition is underway. The space station returns in 2020, in a more compact size and enhanced with bright colours, accompanied by a fleet of three small spacecraft exploring the universe; it rightfully bears the name of Starfleet Explorer.

Designed by MB&F, the Starfleet Explorer is an intergalactic spaceship-cum-table clock crafted by L’Epée 1839, the last remaining... Read More

Emirates resumes passenger flights to 9 destinations, including connections between UK and Australia

Emirates resumes passenger flights to 9 destinations, including connections between UK and Australia

13 May 2020

Emirates has announced its plan to operate scheduled flight services from 21 May to nine destinations: London Heathrow Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne.* The airline will also offer connections in Dubai for customers travelling between the UK and Australia.

These flights will be available for booking on emirates.com.

Travellers will only be accepted on these flights if they comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements of... Read More

Blancpain and Fregate Island Private release short film presenting joint conservation efforts

Blancpain and Fregate Island Private release short film presenting joint conservation efforts

13 May 2020

Since 2018, Blancpain and Fregate Island Private have joined forces to study, restore and preserve the marine environment around the island. Coralive.org and BlueNomads.org led the field projects with additional support from the Green Islands Foundation, and the Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust. A new short film illustrates these efforts.

Fregate Island is the easternmost of the granitic Inner Islands of the Seychelles. It is home to the exclusive Fregate Island... Read More

Tiffany & CO. launches curated selection of iconic designs on OUNASS

Tiffany & CO. launches curated selection of iconic designs on OUNASS

12 May 2020

On May 3, 2020 and for a limited time, Tiffany & Co. will offer a curated selection of the brand’s most iconic styles and loved collections on luxury shopping destination OUNASS.  Prices will range from 1,450 AED to 67,500 AED.

 

Tiffany & Co.’s tailored offering available at OUNASS will showcase some of the brand’s most coveted designs from the iconic Tiffany T, Tiffany Victoria® and Tiffany HardWear collections. The selection will include spectacular new additions to... Read More

Coronavirus: UAE records 781 new cases and 13 deaths

Coronavirus: UAE records 781 new cases and 13 deaths

10 May 2020

Abu Dhabi: The UAE has announced 781 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the highest number of cases detected in a day for UAE.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) also reported 13 COVID-19 related deaths in the country. The deceased, who are of various nationalities, suffered from pre-existing chronic illnesses coinciding with the coronavirus, which resulted in complications that led to their death.

Meanwhile, 509 COVID-19 recoveries were also reported on Sunday,... Read More

Kristina Fidelskaya Press Release AW2020 - DREAM

Kristina Fidelskaya Press Release AW2020 - DREAM

10 May 2020

For the Autumn-Winter 2020 collection, Kristina Fidelskaya draws inspiration from a poetic world where past, present and future combine. A nostalgic modernist view of the future.

The 2020 AW collection is named “DREAM” to evoke the feelings of Happiness, Hope and Belief. This collection is inspired by having a dream, working on your dream and making your dream a reality. It’s about energy and inspiration, to do all you do in the best possible way.

The storyline for this season... Read More

Arabian Travel Market Advisory Board goes digital

Arabian Travel Market Advisory Board goes digital

10 May 2020

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 May 2020: Arabian Travel Market (ATM), recently hosted the first digital ATM Advisory Board meeting with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the tourism and hospitality industry dominating the discussion.

The Board will continue to provide guidance on industry themes, challenges, growth opportunities and future strategies in the Middle East travel and tourism sector, however, this will now be set against a backdrop of COVID-19 and how the industry... Read More

First baby born to COVID-19 positive mother at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai

First baby born to COVID-19 positive mother at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai

07 May 2020

The pregnant woman was admitted to Al Zahra Hospital in Dubai on May 2 with a positive diagnosis for COVID-19. She was 37 weeks pregnant. The expected date of delivery was May 19, but after only three days in the hospital, the baby arrived safely.The baby boy weighing 3.18kg was born to 25-year-old Indian mother on May 5.

“The contractions started very suddenly, and it all happened very quickly. The delivery took about 10 to 15 minutes, which is something we do not see very often.... Read More

IWC Schaffhausen launches augmented reality with it's Portugieser 2020 models

IWC Schaffhausen launches augmented reality with it's Portugieser 2020 models

07 May 2020

IWC has been working with 3D technologies for many years in design and production for visualisation and manufacturing. The brand has been exploring Augmented Reality solutions since 2008 when they tested some of the very early technologies in the market. They also launched 3D movement AR models in their catalogues in 2014 so it is an innovation that they have closely monitored and worked with these past years.

The experience provides customers a good sense for the volumetric and... Read More

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