As part of Abu Dhabi Summer Season’s activities, a TCA Abu Dhabi delegation distributed souvenir 'Shaun the Sheep' toys in a gesture that inspires hope in child patients by making them feel the moral support and love they deserve. Photos were taken and children, aged less than a year to 16, had a great time with their visitors.
It helped alleviate their pain and put a smile on their faces, especially that all 30 children received free tickets to attend the Mummenschanz show in Al Ain – also part of the three-month-long Abu Dhabi Summer Season.
New Lexus arrives
Cultivating a feeling of sheer quality with every touch, Lexus Bahrain recently unveiled the new ES 2016 at its showroom.
The ES’ relaxing comfort, user-focused advanced technologies and refined detailing make every drive a joy, to be anticipated and revelled in.
It provides a refined expression of the Lexus L-finesse design language. The strong dynamics of the low set ‘spindle grille’ immediately identify the ES as a new generation Lexus including headlamps with integrated arrowhead shaped LED DRL (Daytime Running Lights) heighten the sculptured styling.
The LED rear combination lamps illuminate in an L-shape array symbolising Lexus. To complement the impactful new form, two 17-inch wheel options with directional spoke patterns have been added. Additional features range from the sweeping dashboard reminiscent of modern architecture to highly intuitive ergonomics mated with the finest materials and surfaces.
Tunisian actress Feryal Youssef is the new brand ambassador for Dabur Amla Hair Creams.
Fortified with advanced triple action formula, Dabur Amla Hair Cream locks in moisture and keeps hair healthy in the face of damaging daily exposure.
Specially designed for the women in the Middle East, the Dabur Amla hair cream tackles problems like hair fall, frizzy and damaged hair as a result of various chemical treatments and harmful effects of styling.
Racing tech on road - new BMW
BMW M Division has presented an initial preview of its high-performance model for use on the road and on the race track: the BMW Concept M4 GTS.
“While the BMW M4 Coupe embodies the ideal combination of motor sport genes and unrestricted everyday usability, the BMW Concept M4 GTS previews an emotionally powerful and exclusive special model conceived with an eye for trailblazing technology and a keen focus on the race track,” explained Frank van Meel, president BMW M Division. “Despite its outstanding track ability, it is still fully road-legal. This is racing technology for the road in the truest sense.”
The BMW Concept M4 GTS showcases new technologies destined to make their series production debut in a new model which is due to be unveiled at a later date. For example, the BMW Concept M4 GTS features the innovative water injection system that has already provided a significant output and torque boost in the BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car. Additionally, the BMW Concept M4 GTS has rear lights with OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology that give the high-performance model a whole new look when darkness falls.
The world premiere of the BMW Concept M4 GTS took place on August 13 at the Monterey Car Week in California, US.
Ritu Kumar's prints for Eid
Ritu Kumar's festive collection for Eid Al Adha has arrived in Dubai, UAE at the brand's flagship store in BurJuman Shopping Centre. It includes a unique blend of signature Ritu Kumar prints and exquisite details, said a statement.
Available in vibrant colours and flowing feminine silhouettes, it has been created for contemporary women who desire to be distinctive, it said.
Building blocks of fun
Following the recent global partnership between Le Méridien Hotels and the Lego Group, a Lego mascot made an appearance at Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre’s hotel lobby.
Young guests at the hotel engaged in a meet and greet photo op and were also presented with little Lego edible chocolate blocks and Lego boxes as gifts.
Kids staying at the hotel will be presented with a lego kit as a welcome amenity to enjoy during their stay and take home as a keepsake from their travels.
Giant panda Mei Xiang, a star tourist draw in the US capital, gave birth to a pair of cubs hours apart on Saturday, the National Zoo said.
Mei Xiang gave birth to her first cub at 5:34 pm (2134 GMT) after her water broke about an hour beforehand, zoo officials said. About four and one-half hours later, at 10:07 pm, a second cub arrived and appeared healthy, the National Zoo in Washington, said.
The gender of the cubs has not yet been determined. Mei Xiang, 17, was artificially inseminated with sperm from two male pandas, one living in China and one from the National Zoo. The father of the newborns is not yet known. It will likely be four months before the cubs will venture from the den and visitors can catch a glimpse of the zoo's newest pandas.
Audi goes electric
German automaker Audi will display its sporty new SUV Audi e tron quattro concept providing an outlook on the brand’s first large-series electric car at the upcoming International Motor Show (IAA) 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany.
The Audi e tron quattro concept is designed from the ground up as an electric car and proves to be pioneering in its segment at the very first glance. It follows the Audi “Aerosthetics” concept, combining technical measures for reducing aerodynamic drag with creative design solutions. Movable aerodynamic elements at the front, on the sides and at the rear improve the air flow around the car.
The 66th International Motor Show (IAA) Cars in Frankfurt am Main will showcase the latest trends and technological highlights of the automotive year 2015. The world’s most important mobility trade show will run from September 17 to 27. – TradeArabia News Service
A decade of success
National carrier Gulf Air and Sabre Corporation, a leading global technology provider to the travel and tourism industry, have marked 10 years of their joint venture partnership - Sabre Travel Network Middle East (STNME).
STNME was established as a joint venture in 2005 following a 30-year partnership. Since then, it has grown to become the leading provider of technology services to the Middle East travel industry.
The milestone was celebrated at Gulf Air headquarters, attended by Dean Bibb, Sabre VP Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa; STNME CEO Daniel Naoumovitch; and Gulf Air acting/CEO Maher Al Musallam.
15 millionth Kia in UAE
Kia Motors is celebrating the global export of its ‘15 millionth vehicle’, with the milestone car, an all-new Sorento, shipped to Al Majid Motors Company, the sole distributor of Kia vehicles in the UAE.
Kia achieved its previous landmark figure of ‘10 million overseas vehicle exports’ in March 2011, the latest achievement having taken only four-and-a-half years to increase exports by a further 50 per cent.
Top executives from Kia and Al Majid received the vehicle at the Jebel Ali port in Dubai.
Canadian space company, Thoth Technology, has been granted the US patent for a 20-km-tall space elevator, which promises to herald a new era in space transportation.
The freestanding space tower is pneumatically pressurised and actively-guided over its base, the compaby said.
Reaching 20 km above the planet, it would stand more than 20 times the height of current tall structures and be used for wind-energy generation, communications and tourism.
The technology offers an exciting new way to access space using completely reusable hardware and saving more than 30 per cent of the fuel of a conventional rocket, the company said.
“Astronauts would ascend to 20 km by electrical elevator. From the top of the tower, space planes will launch in a single stage to orbit, returning to the top of the tower for refuelling and reflight,” said Dr Brendan Quine, the inventor.
Thoth president and CEO, Caroline Roberts, believes the space tower, coupled with self-landing rocket technologies being developed by others, will herald a new era of space transportation.
“Landing on a barge at sea level is a great demonstration, but landing at 12 miles above sea level will make space flight more like taking a passenger jet.”
A team of 16 staff members from Amwaj Rotana - Jumeirah Beach Residence, a leading hotel in Dubai, UAE, embarked on their first Community Day, distributing refreshments to those working around the hotel vicinity in the summer heat.
The staff handed out refreshments such as cold water, fresh fruits, muffins and soft drinks to security guards, taxi drivers and builders near the hotel’s surrounding area