Friday 19 April 2024

Emaar to repair for free rain-hit homes within its communities

Emaar Properties has announced an initiative to repair all homes within its communities affected by the recent severe weather in Dubai, at no cost to residents.   "At Emaar Properties, we are deeply committed to the well-being and safety of all our resident


Khalaf Al Habtoor sets aside $4.6 m to support rain relief efforts

Al Habtoor Group has announced the launch of two new initiatives to support the UAE community in the wake of the recent deluge in the country. Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Founding Chairman of the group, announced the allocation of AED 17 million ($4.6 million) from the legacy of the late


IMF further boosts Saudi Arabia’s 2025 growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has further strengthened its positive outlook for the Saudi Arabian economy by revising its 2025 growth forecast upwards for the second time this year, a report said. In its April "World Economic Outlook" report, the IMF raised the expect


Aldar-Siemens plan 'smart' transformation of Saadiyat Grove

Aldar Properties (Aldar) has announced a partnership with Siemens to transform Saadiyat Grove, an integrated mixed-use project under development in the cultural heart of Abu Dhabi, into a leading global example of smart urban living, a report said. The agreement was signed at the World


Saudi International Luxury Week from April 27

Saudi International Luxury Week, the kingdom’s premier watch and jewellery event, will return later this month. The annual multi-city event will take place from April 27 to 30 in Jeddah and from May 5 to 9 in Riyadh. Visitors to the event will have the opportunity to dis


Hitek-Virgin Mobile in deal to develop smart cities in Saudi

Middle East regional technology services company, Hitek, part of the Farnek group of companies, has signed a joint venture partnership with Virgin Mobile Saudi; a Beyond ONE group company, as the preferred technology partner to enable a joint strategic approach to developing smart cities in Sau


Saudi film 'Norah' nominated for Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival announced that the Saudi film Norah, supported by the Saudi Film Commission through its 'Daou' initiative, has been selected as part of the festival's official selection in the 'Un Certain Regard' section. The festival will take pla


Samsung Electronics ranks first in digital signage market again

Samsung Electronics Company Ltd has been named the number one signage manufacturer for the fifteenth consecutive year by market research firm Omdia, once again demonstrating its leadership in the global digital signage market. According to Omdia, in 2023 Samsung not only led the global


Experts blame global warming for record UAE rains

The UAE witnessed unprecedented rainfall, leading to severe flooding in Dubai. Climate scientists attributed the heavy rains to warm waters of the Persian Gulf and global warming, an Indian daily has reported. The region experienced significant disruptions, with flights affected and 18


Emirates suspends check-in at Dubai International today

Dubai-based Emirates airline is suspending check-in for passengers departing Dubai International Airport (DXB) from 8:00 am on April 17 until midnight, due to operational challenges caused by bad weather and road conditions, the airline has said.    The Dub

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