Al Muzaini Exchange, the leading exchange house in Kuwait celebrated its 80 years with their latest opening of its 120th branch in Al Asimah Mall, Kuwait on Friday, 7th of January 2022 by Mr. Hugh Fernandes the General Manger and Al Muzaini Management.
Al Muzaini was also thrilled to announce the super winners of their latest online promotion ‘Transfer and Win’, Cash and Gold prizes and the Mega Prize a BMW X1 2022 during an event held in Al Asimah Mall. The event which was hosted by Osama Fouda Kuwait’s favorite talk show presenter, included instant winning prizes presented by Al Muzaini.
Al Muzaini held a 3 months promotion on Transfer and Win through any of their online platforms, cash prizes ranging to up to $100,000 and 10G of Gold running weekly and monthly with the final mega prize a BMW.
Hugh Fernandes, General Manager of Al Muzaini Exchange said: ‘Today we are delighted to introduce our latest opening that brings Al Muzaini near to our customers in Al Asimah Mall. We continually invest in our product to ensure a leading excellence of remittances and we know that customer expects fantastic service when it comes to money transfers and foreign exchanges. Our commitment is delivering a great customer experience every time and it is our number one priority. I would also like to congratulate all the winners and thanking them for their trust’.
UAE’s first customized Hair Oil Solution lets users choose from a wide variety of 100% pure oils to create a unique blend based on individual hair care needs UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Dubai, 6 January 2022 - Vatika Naturals, a leading name in the hair care industry recently unveiled its latest prodigy named, ‘Vatika Blending Rituals’. Offering an exclusive formula for every hair problem, the new range lets users choose from eight essential oils to blend in one to create an effective solution for their hair care needs.
Providing accessibility and sustainable packaging while investing in result-oriented formulas; Vatika’s ‘Blending Rituals’ offers chemical-free formulas in environment-friendly packaging. The user-friendly interface on Vatika’s official website has been abled with advanced features to understand personal hair concerns to deliver unique blends of hair oil solutions. Alternatively, users can also choose their own ingredients (up to four) for the desired outcome. With choices that are good for both, you and the planet; Vatika takes further its commitment towards a clean and green brand. Speaking of this first-ever initiative in the haircare sector, Mr. Nishant MSN, Head of Marketing at Vatika said; “We understand that every individual has unique hair care needs. With Vatika Blending Rituals we are giving power to the consumers and delivering unique solutions that every woman can trust her hair with. The power to choose and blend natural oils for hair care woes that only she knows best. This is an integral part of our continuous efforts to help our consumers to live their natural best. Vatika brings the best from Nature and Vatika gives back more to nature through our sustainability initiatives like our Notes by Nature Campaign, where we have one tree planted for every 1000 views of our campaign video. We are continuing our commitment towards nature with a promise to plant one tree for every pack of Blending Rituals purchased by our consumers.”
In sync with the brand’s philosophy, the ‘Blending Rituals’ initiative was launched in Dubai’s dense green Al Barari Playground and was attended by over 100 popular influencers in the UAE as well as gracing the occasion as a chief guest was Ms. Habiba Al Marashi, who is an established environmentalist and the Co-Founder of Emirates Environmental Group. Welcoming Vatika’s unique initiative, she said; “It is truly heartening to see a global brand walk their brand offering and care for the environment hand in hand. The seeded paper packaging consisting of seeds of native vegetation is so unique and indeed is a reflection of Vatika’s commitment towards a sustainable and planet-friendly hair care solution.”
To select your ‘Blending Ritual’ visit www.vatika.ae/blendingrituals and answer simple questions about your hair type for your suggested hair oil. Alternatively, you can simply choose the best of essential ingredients, keeping in mind your hair care goals and needs. With pure oils such as coconut, almond, garlic, argan, black seeds, and castor; Vatika promises only natural hair care for your crowning glory. With blends starting at AED 90, give your hair the Vatika ‘Touch, Love and Care’ at a click!
The visitors experience the nation’s centuries-long struggle with the harsh and hot desert environment, on its way to finding sustainable and lasting solutions for the population. Dubai, United Arab Emirates,
The Kuwait Pavilion is gleaming, after achieving an impressive milestone, in welcoming the one-millionth visitor to the pavilion, after only 2.5 months since the inauguration of the world Expo 2020 event in Dubai on October 1st, 2021. At the Pavilion, visitors get to experience the history of a nation as it struggles with the harsh desert environment, while at the same time grappling with and finding sustainable solutions for the masses. It is a symbolic journey, a struggle if you like, through the naturally hot and arid desert climate of the northwestern area of the Arabian Gulf, and finding sustainable emblematic solutions along the way, showcased by the pavilion’s bold and sometimes dramatic architecture.
Kuwait’s participation at Expo 2020 is under the thematic title ‘New Kuwait: New opportunities for sustainability’. The most important message for the pavilion is ‘water’ as a resource and ensuring its future sustainability. This is emphasized by the huge water tower that begins at the center of the pavilion and stretches upward all the way to the roof, mimicking the real water towers, which are in fact emergency water reservoirs, found in many Kuwaiti cities. Water is the ‘source of life’ and without water, there would be no life, hence the sustainability of the water resource is the strongest message being delivered at the Kuwait pavilion.
The exterior façade of the pavilion mimics the desert sand dunes both in color and shape. The triangular features of the façade also mimic the sails found on the old traditional dhows that were used to generate income before oil was discovered. Kuwaitis harvested the precious pearls from the sea, and embarked on long dangerous journeys to trade goods with the Far East. The Kuwait pavilion takes visitors on a journey through the country’s past and present achievements, with previews and glimpses into the nation’s future vision.
Dr. Bader Al-Enezi, the Director of the Kuwait Pavilion, said: “We are proud that visitors at Expo 2020 are attracted to the Kuwait pavilion and are visiting us in such large numbers. This is a clear indication that the people behind all this work, the different committees and teams that have created the pavilion, have done an incredible job that we can all be proud of. This is also a clear indication of how successful our brothers and sisters in the UAE, the Expo organizers have been, in preparing the infrastructure for this important world event. An event such as this underscores the importance of bringing people together and exchanging ideas so we can work towards building a better future together. We are looking forward towards receiving more such traffic at the Kuwait Pavilion, especially as the holiday season approaches.”
“This is the largest participation by Kuwait in an event of this kind and we are doing everything in our power to contribute to the success of the world Expo in Dubai. Given the huge turnout, I think we have done an excellent job so far and it gives us great confidence moving forward, as our country continues working towards Kuwait's 2035 vision, which aims at transforming Kuwait into a regional and international financial trade hub, and becoming more attractive to foreign investors” he added.
Al-Tuwaijri: The Partnership Strengthens Boubyan Bank’s position As a Leader in Innovation, Digital Services, and Entrepreneurship Boubyan Bank, the leading Islamic bank based in Kuwait, has signed a landmark agreement with DIFC FinTech Hive to launch “Boubyan Bank Accelerator Program”. The project, the first-of-its-kind in Kuwait, aims to accelerate the growth and expansion of Kuwaiti startups, and reflects the bank’s keenness to support young Kuwaitis’ projects, establishing Boubyan Bank as the first bank to run a FinTech startup accelerator in Kuwait.
The agreement was signed in Dubai by Boubyan Bank’s CEO - Private, Consumer & Digital Banking, Mr. Abdulla Al-Tuwaijri and DIFIC FinTech Hive’s Executive Vice President, Ms. Raja Al Mazroui; in the presence of several key officials representing both parties.
Commenting on the agreement, Al-Tuwaijri stated: “Boubyan Bank continues its pioneering efforts started years ago to shape the future of the financial sector in Kuwait, while strengthening its position as a leader in innovation, digital services & initiatives, and entrepreneurship.”
“We are beyond pleased with this partnership with one of the most important regional institutions that supports and nurtures emerging technology startups, which have been witnessing rapid growth in recent years,” Al-Tuwaijri added.
He continued: “Boubyan Bank has always been keen to adopt leading ideas, hence, this partnership reflects its firm and unanimous belief that the future holds great opportunities for financial institutions that embrace technology as a key pillar to expand and scale their services to include various business sectors.”
Ms. Raja Al Mazroui, Executive Vice President - DIFC FinTech Hive, expressed her delight at signing this agreement with Boubyan Bank, which ushers in the launch of an innovative program to develop digital FinTech solutions and build tech-savvy and competent cadres to lead innovation and creativity in Kuwait.”
She indicated that the cooperation agreement between both parties will benefit startups in Kuwait and allow them to further advance their business and activities in the financial technology sector. Al-Tuwaijri explained that business accelerators in general, and Boubyan Bank’s accelerator in particular, will focus on supporting early-stage, growth-driven companies through training programs, consultations, and several other services. “Accelerators provide early-stage support to startups looking to grow their business; this support includes education, experience, mentoring, coaching and financing,” he pointed out.
Concluding, he said: “The Boubyan Bank's accelerator will provide a customized action plan for startups and optimize the technology used in the service provision, while hosting several workshops and events to allow startup owners to communicate with investors and allow them to pitch their projects, while still offering them assistance with marketing, accounting and financial management.” DIFC FinTech Hive is the first and largest financial technology accelerator in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, supporting startups and helping them grow further.
Within 14 days, turned into an architectural masterpiece and a global swimming destination....
Etihad Arena ready for the exceptional edition in Abu Dhabi with the participation of more than 1,100 athletes
Abu Dhabi 14th December 2021: With only two days to go until the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) kicks off, Abu Dhabi Sports Council has today released a fascinating time-lapse video on the construction of the FINA pool at Yas Island’s Etihad Arena.
With the support of a high-skilled and experienced workforce of 25 professionals from pool design specialists – Myrtha Pools, who were flown in from Italy, the championship’s main pool and warm-up pool were installed in just 14 days, transforming the MENA region’s largest state-of-the-art indoor entertainment establishment into a purpose-built swimming venue.
Construction was carried out non-stop for the first 72 hours of the project, with the expert team working on rota basis shifts for the first three days. In the space of 9 days, the team successfully built both the main competition (25 metres x 26 metres) and the warm-up (25m x 20m) pools with every piece of equipment shipped from Italy specifically for the prestigious global event.
The two pools are surrounded by a temporary 3,000m2 deck raised to 2.2m at pool level, provided by Arena Middle East. The impressive-looking deck was put together in 12 days by an experienced team of 50 professionals, who worked 12 hours per day. The local, regional, and international swimmers will be able to access the pool deck through four purpose-built staircases.
Following the completion of the construction, the main competition pool was filled in just 47 hours, using state-of-the-art technologies that will ensure the water quality will be perfect and crystal clear for elite athletes to showcase the very best in aquatic sporting talent.
A time-lapse video of the High Dive Tower and Diving Springboards was also captured. Sponsored by Omega, the infrastructures will be at the centre of all the action during this week’s Aquatics Festival, which will be hosted in parallel with the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) on Yas Island.
Completed in 21 days, a specialised raised deck has been built over the stairs into the Bay Housing with the space accommodating the equipment used for timing, scoring and technology officials.
The High Dive Tower has multiple platforms at 10m (west side) and at 7.5m (south side). It also has three vertical platforms installed at 5m,20m and 27m. In addition, a 3m springboard deck has also been created for a diving exhibition event.
With the infrastructures now in place, Abu Dhabi is gearing up to welcome some of the world’s best elite swimmers, for an action-packed six days, showcasing the very best sporting talent.
This week, over 1,100 athletes representing over 180 national federations from across the globe will be competing at Yas Island, in an exhilarating competition that is expected to be watched by more than thousands of spectators inside the venue and millions worldwide.
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About Abu Dhabi Sports Council
Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) was established in 2006 by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
ADSC is aligned to the emirate’s leadership vision to develop sport and youth activities. The Council promotes an effective, emirate-wide sports calendar that stimulates the desire to participate in quality sports among all Abu Dhabi residents and helps the talented and motivated reach their sporting potential.
The sports council supports the organisation and hosting of many international sporting events in Abu Dhabi.
These include the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, UAE Tour, WTA Abu Dhabi International Women's Tennis Championship, World Triathlon Championship, Leaders Sports Business Summit, Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship, and IJF Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Slam.
Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon, Spartan World Championship, World Swimming Championships, Mubadala World Tennis Championships, and many other international events cement the reputation and position of Abu Dhabi as a global destination for sport.
ADSC believes that global and community sporting events provide many positive opportunities, most notably the encouragement of all segments and groups of society to practice sports activities.
Make the practice of sport a daily lifestyle, representing its positive impact on public health.
ADSC firmly believe that sporting events deliver a host of benefits for the emirate and its residents.
These include improved health and wellness, the building of community spirit, the discovering of local talent and enhancing the reputation of the emirate as a world-class sporting destination.
The Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA), founded in 1908, is the governing body for aquatics worldwide. FINA's five disciplines - Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Artistic Swimming - are all included in the Olympic programme. High Diving made its first appearance in FINA events at the 2013 FINA World Championships. FINA counts 209 affiliated National Federations across five continents and its headquarters are based in Lausanne (SUI).
FINA has partnered with world-wide brands over the years which strengthen the value around the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m). A magnificent event distributed to over 200 territories globally, welcoming the participation of approximately 950 athletes from over 175 countries, competing in 46 events over a 6-day format. This world-class competition is complemented by the FINA World Aquatics Convention which brings together the aquatic’s community in a unique B2B experience.
COVID-19 vaccines delivered with 99.9 percent on-time performance to more than 110 countries to support the ongoing fight against the global pandemic
DUBAI – December 14, 2021 – UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced that it surpassed the one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses delivered mark with near-perfect on-time accuracy. Just one year after the first vaccine was delivered by UPS, this milestone was made possible through UPS’s innovative approaches, one-of-a-kind UPS® Premier tracking technologies, industry-leading cold chain solutions, and an expansive, sophisticated, global network providing UPS Healthcare™ services to customers and communities around the world.
“UPSers have been essential in the fight against COVID-19, delivering equitable access to critical healthcare services’” said Chief Sales and Solutions Officer and Executive Vice President, UPS Global Healthcare Kate Gutmann. “This milestone would not have been possible without every person in our global network working tirelessly, alongside our partners and customers, to accelerate vaccine distribution and help keep communities as safe as possible.”
The global UPS network and dedicated UPS employees not only supported healthcare customers and global organizations, but also joined in public-private partnerships to provide vaccines and cold chain expertise to countries with hard-to-reach populations, ensuring delivery to as many people as possible. To achieve this, UPS Healthcare mapped roughly 500 trade lanes to enable seamless worldwide vaccine shipments and used more than 1.35 million kilos of dry ice to help safely move vaccines.
“UPS Healthcare has set the global pace for COVID-19 vaccine delivery, supported by the unmatched dedication of UPSers and the company’s global logistics capabilities and expertise,” said UPS Healthcare President Wes Wheeler. “Medicines derived from biologics and delivered via cutting edge cold chain networks represent the future of healthcare, and UPS Healthcare is leading the way.”
On 16 December, UPS delivered the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines outside of the United States from Pfizer’s facilities in Belgium through Cologne, to Saudi Arabia. UPS coordinated the distribution of millions of vaccines in the Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, and Africa (ISMEA) by leveraging its smart global logistics network. Over the last 12 months, UPS has strengthened its commitment towards equitable vaccine delivery including delivering vaccines to rural areas across Africa, in addition to a $1 million pledge by The UPS Foundation to help India’s fight against the COVID-19 surge in May 2021.
Rachid Fergati, Managing Director Middle East, Indian subcontinent and Central Asia for UPS said, "The Middle East was one of the first regions where we began delivering life-saving vaccines, and with the dedication of our UPSers and partners, I am proud to mark this significant milestone. The fight isn't over, and we'll continue to deliver vaccines safely to communities all over the world."
“Partnership and collaboration with government entities in the region were vital to ensuring UPS was in a position to deliver what matters. We remain committed to working with our key partners to move the world forward.”
Unique examples of these global efforts include:
Ultra-cold freezer donations and in-kind vaccine deliveries to facilitate equitable distribution to remote and rural areas throughout Africa, South America, Asia, North America, and Europe, made possible by The UPS Foundation.
Three Regional 24/7 UPS Healthcare Command Centers, dedicated to predicting and managing the global vaccine movement to ensure on-time delivery, with contingency plans and solutions to mitigate the risks of extreme weather and other obstacles
Partnering with Gavi and other organizations to train and manage ultra-cold vaccine movement in COVAX countries, supporting COVID relief and healthcare infrastructure moving forward
Embedded UPS logistic experts in countries including Indonesia and Malawi to fully and safely manage vaccine distribution logistics
UPS support of vaccine doses delivered via autonomous aircraft to clinics in Africa through the partnership between Zipline and Gavi.
Real-time visibility into the location of vaccines through UPS® Premier technology, which provides precise visibility into every single vaccine package – down to within 10 feet of its location anywhere in the UPS global network
Supported over 130 vaccine clinical trials to date through the UPS Healthcare subsidiary Marken, which is involved in nearly all vaccines and treatments in development today.
“Service is in our DNA. We will continue to provide life-saving supplies, vaccines and other therapies with a constant eye on equitable distribution in every country we serve,” said Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Laura Lane, who also has responsibility for global social impact and sustainability.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is one of the world’s largest companies, with 2020 revenue of $84.6 billion, and provides a broad range of integrated logistics solutions for customers in more than 220 countries and territories. Focused on its purpose statement, “Moving our world forward by delivering what matters,” the company’s more than 540,000 employees embrace a strategy that is simply stated and powerfully executed: Customer First. People Led. Innovation Driven. UPS is committed to reducing its impact on the environment and supporting the communities we serve around the world. UPS also takes an unwavering stance in support of diversity, equality, and inclusion. More information can be found at www.ups.com, about.ups.comand www.investors.ups.com.
DUBAI, UAE — Today, in support of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.’s Ambition 2030, INFINITI shares a vision for its future and glimpse of what is on the horizon.
As the company’s premium automobile division, INFINITI plays an integral role in bringing to life the new long-term vision for empowering mobility and beyond.
Central to this is the company’s aim to become truly sustainable, driving towards a cleaner, safer, and more inclusive world.
Since its inception in 1989, INFINITI has prioritized human experiences. In outlining its approach to future mobility, the brand leveraged the voices of employees from around the globe to narrate its vision for the exciting decade that lies ahead.
“Today, we announce that not only will most of the vehicles we sell by 2030 be electrified, but also that those vehicles will embody our unique take on modern Japanese luxury,” said INFINITI Chairman Peyman Kargar. “They will be daring, forward, and centered around the human experience.”
INFINITI is committed to maintaining its focus on thoughtful hospitality while seamlessly integrating technology and innovation into its vehicles. Technology in INFINITI’s vehicles will continue to support, but never overpower, the driver.
The core of INFINITI’s mission as a human-centric brand is to celebrate those who dare to be different, and to embrace diversity and inclusiveness. Today, and in the future, INFINITI dedicates itself to welcoming all individuals — without exclusion — to its brand and extended family.
About INFINITI INFINITI Motor Company is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan with operations around the world including regional offices based in the Americas, China and INFINITI International Markets based in Dubai. The INFINITI brand of premium automobiles are assembled in manufacturing facilities in Japan, North America and China. INFINITI design studios are located in Atsugi-Shi near Yokohama, London, San Diego and Beijing.