Group honoured Superbrands status in recognition of excellence in products and services
Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) has been named a Superbrand by the Superbrands Council, the independent authority that honours branding excellence and achievements in various sectors across the world. The group was awarded the status for the 4th consecutive year in recognition of its outstanding record for products and customer service in line with international standards.
The local Superbrands Council, which comprises some of the most prominent names in the UAE business sector, selected ENOC, along with other 63 leading UAE brands – all of which met the stringent selection criteria set by the Council. Read more
1. The Dubai Mall is a hub of shopping and leisure activities during DSS
2. Exciting calendar of events for families
As a key sponsor of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), The Dubai Mall, the worldâ€™s largest shopping and leisure destination, will showcase a wide array of entertainment events, many centred around musical entertainment. Complementing the entertainment will be mall-wide promotions and bargain deals appealing to residents and tourists alike.
One of the big highlights of the The Dubai Mallâ€™s DSS activities is The Hello Kitty Jungle Party which is to be held daily (excluding Tuesdays) from July 2 to 22 at the Star Atrium. Live theatrical musical performances by a cast of six Hello Kitty characters and one live singer will entertain children. The ever-popular Hello Kitty merchandise will be available at The Dubai Mall throughout the duration of these shows. Read more
DED and DHL records progress on logistics research initiative to improve Dubaiâ€™s GDP and Global Competitiveness
Partnership demonstrates commitment to identifying innovative logistics solutions that will increase local skill sets, reduce congestion as well as carbon footprint and contribute to greater GDP growth in Dubai
The Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) and Deutsche Post DHL today announced significant progress on the joint research initiative to elevate the emirateâ€™s logistics capacity, transforming the speed of doing business in the city and enhancing its economic competitiveness.
The DED-DHL research partnership, announced in January 2009 and on course for implementation in 2010, addresses three areas critical to Dubaiâ€™s growth: reducing congestion, improving convenience, and minimizing carbon. The commercially viable and pro-growth solutions identified for implementation include first and final-mile delivery for Dubai residents, reduced-carbon warehouses, and smarter and more widespread distribution models leading to reduced operations costs. Read more
Etisalat today unveiled a special summer promotion in which new and existing pre-paid â€˜Waselâ€™ subscribers get 100 per cent money back on new Wasel connections, Wasel renewals and reactivations to be used on international calls. The AED165 credit for new subscribers and AED100 credit for renewals and reactivations will be granted over a three-month period and are valid for 30 days each. The offer starts tomorrow July 1, 2009 and is valid till September 30, 2009.
For new Wasel customers, Etisalat will return the AED 165 connection fee with AED 165 worth of international calls and an additional AED 10 usable for any call or message service. Subscribers will receive AED 60 of the credit at activation (50+10), and AED 50 and AED 65 respectively at the beginning of the second and third months. Customers can dial *121*5# to check their free international credit balance on activation. Read more
Microsoft Gulf and Intel demonstrate new levels of power, price and performance with CRM scalability benchmark
Enterprise-class scalability with reduced costs and environmental impact for on-premise and on-demand Microsoft Dynamics CRM deployments
Microsoft Gulf and Intel Corporation announced performance results today for Microsoft Dynamics CRM that set new enterprise standards for scalability, cost and environmental sustainability. Through a combination of enterprise-class software and the latest IntelÂ® XeonÂ® processor 5500 series, which can reduce server power consumption by up to 30 percent, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 scaled to more than 50,000 concurrent users over a high-volume workload â€” while experiencing subsecond response times. Read more
Foreign investors net DFM buyers by AED 79.80 mln
Dubai Financial Market General Index (DFMGI) ended today in the red, snapping its 2-day winning streak after edging down 0.60%, to stabilize below the 1800 barrier at 1784.45 pts, according Mubasher data.
Trading volume climbed over 21% to about 687 million shares, compared to 566.67 million shares yesterday. Similarly, traded value jumped above 29% from AED 802.88 million to nearly AED 1.04 billion, with 11783 transactions. Read more
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) on Monday told customers it will cut their allocations by 19% for August 2009 shipments from its four wells: Murban, Upper Zakum, Lower Zakum and Umm Sheif by 19%.
The move aims at complying with the UAE’s production quota set by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), reported the official news agency WAM. Read more
Dr. Conrad Murray, the Houston-based doctor who was with Michael Jackson when the singer suffered cardiac arrest at his Los Angeles home on Thursday, did not inject the star with a shot of Demerol earlier that day, his lawyer told the Los Angeles Times.
Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) has just been made aware of data associated with a retrospective follow-up of four patient registries. The results of these data clearly show that no definitive conclusions can be drawn regarding a possible causal relationship between LantusÂ® (insulin glargine) use and the occurrence of malignancies, as the authors of the study point out.
Clinical studies, which represent the gold standard of evidence, do not indicate an association between insulin glargine and cancer. Read more
The Crowne Plaza Vilamoura, set to open in January 2010, will be the first Crowne Plaza hotel in Portugal.Â The historic deal is the first franchise agreement between IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) and the Grupo Marope, a Portuguese property and hotel owning company.Â The hotel will create more than 200 jobs when it opens.
The new hotel is right on the Vilamoura beach, near the world famous Vilamoura Casino, 300 metres from the Algarveâ€™s main marina, Marina Vilamoura, and 20 kilometres from Faro Airport.Â The hotel is within walking distance of five golf courses in Vilamoura, and only 20 minutes drive from other major courses in the Algarve.
Vilamoura is one of Europeâ€™s most popular destinations for tourists and golfers. Read more