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GITEX Shopper Aims to Raise a Smile when it Returns to Dubai World Trade Centre


Posted on Sunday September 15, 2019

Created by DTB

This 2019, the GITEX Shopper returns to Dubai World Trade Centre between September 24-28. Always at the forefront of technology, GITEX Shopper will again host a wealth of products at great prices, with bundled offers and deals for an anticipated crowd of more than 125,000 visitors. Also Read: Tips When Shopping at GITEX Shopper Festival […]

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Book Tickets: La Perle Dubai Show


Posted on Sunday September 15, 2019

Created by Ed | DubaiTravelBlog

Dubai’s entertainment scene is developing and one of the attractions where you can expect a unique and enjoyable evening is the La Perle Show by Dragone (BOOK HERE) in Al Habtoor City, which prides itself as Dubai’s number 1 show. Conceptualized by the legendary Franco Dragone, La this is an aqua-based theater presentation that expresses the […]

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9 Tips When Shopping during GITEX Shopper in Dubai


Posted on Saturday September 14, 2019

Created by Ed | DubaiTravelBlog

Gitex Shopper is an annual event in Dubai that celebrates all things IT. This is the biggest shopping event for gadget and technology in the MENA region and happens twice a year. Prices of laptops, smartphones, TVs,  cameras, tablets, home appliances and IT products drop and various brands like HP, Sony, Toshiba, LG, Samsung, etc. […]

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FOCUS Bar Opens at Hyatt Place Dubai/Wasl District


Posted on Wednesday September 11, 2019

Created by Ed | DubaiTravelBlog

Focus Bar at Hyatt Place Dubai/Wasl District hotel in Deira is set to open on September 12, 2019. We had a staycation in this new hotel a month back and the bar was not yet ready. I’m glad to hear that they are finally opening as the place looks hip and cool. Also Read: Dinner at […]

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5 Extreme Adventures in Sochi Sky Park, Russia


Posted on Wednesday September 11, 2019

Created by DTB

Those who are visiting Russia for the first time, Sochi is best known as the nation’s largest resort city, and is one of the few places in the region with a subtropical climate, with warm to hot summers and mild winters. It is for this reason that guests – approximately two million every year, including […]

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Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi: Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah


Posted on Monday September 09, 2019

Created by DTB

Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi rules Ras al Khaimah, the fourth-largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Ras al Khaimah is more geographically diverse than its emirate counterparts, resulting in a somewhat cooler climate and year-round sunshine. It’s fitting this hidden gem of the UAE has a ruler like Sheikh Saud, who, in […]

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Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Now in Dubai


Posted on Sunday September 08, 2019

Created by Ed | DubaiTravelBlog

Who’s up for a double steakburger, shoestring fries, and a chocolate sundae? You will find all these and more at Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, which recently opened at The Dubai Mall. There’s also a second branch at the Mall of the Emirates. Freddy’s is a fast-casual restaurant chain that originated from Wichita, Kansas. Having established more […]

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13 Romantic Things to Do in Dubai for Couples


Posted on Sunday September 08, 2019

Created by Ed | DubaiTravelBlog

Dubai is undoubtedly a great city to spend your vacation in and while it is and it’s not only the best for single or family trips. It’s also the best choice we have for honeymoon because there are a lot of good things to do here as a couple. The malls, hotels, and beaches complement […]

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Concert in Abu Dhabi


Posted on Thursday September 05, 2019

Created by Ed | DubaiTravelBlog

The Red Hot Chili Peppers rocked the stage at The Arena in Yas Island during their concert as part of the Abu Dhabi Showdown Week. This event was held on September 4 and die-hard fans of the rock legends filled the venue in no time. Having witnessed the concert first-hand, I was glad that the […]

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UAE Blogger: Sarah Sarvath aka Hungryoungwoman


Posted on Wednesday September 04, 2019

Created by Ed | DubaiTravelBlog

Meet Sarah Sarvath, blogger behind Hungryoungwoman.com, who has been blogging for 4 years now. Her blog focuses on food and travel with topics that include guides, tips, and recipes. We got to interview her as she shares her experiences as a content creator. Sarah was born and raised in the UAE and has lived in […]

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All-new MG5 is the first of three new models to be launched by the British-born brand before the end of 2019


Posted on Wednesday September 04, 2019

Created by Khawar Jamil

As its popularity continues to grow rapidly across the region, MG Motor has announced that […]

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As its popularity continues to grow rapidly across the region, MG Motor has announced that its exciting new challenger in the compact sedan sector, the all-new MG5, is now available across the Middle East, with prices ranging from $9,900* for the entry level model to $10,800* for the mid-range and $12,600* for the top-of-the-range trim. 

True to its tagline ‘too good to be true’, the MG5 is a ‘no compromise’ alternative to the more traditional models in the market, offering new car buyers unrivaled equipment levels and the very best combination of cutting-edge technology, space and style wrapped up in a modern compact sedan package.

Offering customers all-round best-in-class specifications, the list of premium features available on the all-new MG5 includes a 10.1” touch screen with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, a 360 camera plus rear parking sensors, an electric sunroof and electric seats, all topped off by a six-year manufacturer’s warranty for ultimate peace of mind.

A completely new interpretation of British style

The new MG5 has been completely re-designed from the ground-up, with a brand-new personality to appeal to MG’s young audience in the region. With its sharp, aggressive lines, the MG5 cuts an imposing silhouette, accentuated by ‘lightening blade’ LED daytime running headlights and a chrome Wingspan grille at the front and LED lights at the rear.

It’s best in class 2680mm wheelbase contributes to the compact dimensions that emphasise the dynamic styling of the sedan. The large touchscreen sits at the centre of the MG5’s ‘yacht-style’ dashboard, which features leather upholstery and soft-touch trim on top-of-the-range models to provide a truly premium feel inside the cabin, while the rhythmic, smooth lines create a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere.   

Cutting-edge technology for modern motorists  

Created to cater for modern, tech-savvy millennials, the MG5 is equipped with the latest in-car technology equipment. The on-board infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, with top-of-the-range models boasting a 10.1-inch touchscreen, upgraded with 1280 x 720 resolution for HD Display, and an 8-inch touchscreen for mid-range models. 

Three conveniently located USB ports allow for added connectivity and mobile device charging, while a 3.5-inch virtual instrument panel displays important driver information that can be controlled via a multi-function steering wheel. Hands-free Bluetooth is standard.

Making life with the MG5 easy, cruise control is standard on all models, while keyless entry and push start ignition are available on top-of-the-range models for a quick and easy start to any journey. The new trim is also available with a smart, 360-degree surround-view camera and parking sensors.

No compromise on comfort

Thanks to its clever design, the MG5 compact sedan boasts best-in-class interior space. At 4601mm long, 1818mm wide, 1489mm high, and with a 2680mm wheelbase, the new model is both comfortable and spacious.

With a focus on well-being, whilst maintaining comfort and style both front seats are electrically adjustable – the driver’s seat benefits from six-way adjustment with manual lumbar support, while the passenger seat features a four-way power adjustment. The rear seats offer unrivalled levels of comfort and space thanks to their ergonomic design. 

For optimum interior comfort, the MG5’s air conditioning system has been extensively tested to master the challenging weather conditions that prevail in the Gulf region. An electric sunroof also floods the cabin with natural light.

Up to 29 conveniently placed compartments around the cabin offer easy stowage in everyday use, while the MG5’s boot has been designed with a low floor and wide aperture for hassle-free loading. The exceptionally roomy 512-litre boot can accommodate two 28-inch suitcases, one 24-inch suitcase and one 20-inch suitcase. 

Unbeatable performance and efficiency

The MG5 comes with a dynamic yet efficient 1.5L petrol engine that delivers maximum power of 110hp at 6,000 rpm and up to 150 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm, positioning it ahead of its key competitors. The MG5 engine management system developed by BOSCH features a Dual Cooling Cycle that increases overall engine efficiency and longevity.

Its efficient CVT gearbox delivers smooth gear shifts while constantly adapting to the car’s performance to deliver a fuel consumption figure of just 5.5L/100 km, subject to driving conditions. 

Bringing the MG5’s personality to life, the compact sedan uses MG’s XDS system for enhanced cornering, a choice of three steering modes and ESP traction control across all trim levels. The flagship LUX model is fitted with Michelin tyres for superior handling.

A strong focus on safety

Despite its compact sedan dimensions, the MG5 is big on safety and has been received a 5 Star CNCAP Safety Rating. The high-tensile steel cage-style body and the use of advanced laser brazing technology enhance overall body strength and stiffness. There are up to six airbags, depending on trim, including two curtain airbags and standard ISOFIX fittings with seat belt reminder for child safety.

The availability of an auto-hold function, electric parking brake, ABS, EBD and corner brake control serve to reinforce that safety is a priority in the new MG5. In total, there are 13 active safety features. Security has not been overlooked, and remote central locking is standard across the range.

A brand on the march

The MG5 is the first of three brand-new arrivals to the MG line-up this year, with the new MG HS and MG RX8 to follow soon, as the British-born brand continues its expansion across the Middle East.

Tom Lee, Managing Director for SAIC Motor Middle East, parent company of MG Motor’s Middle East operations, commented: “The arrival of the all-new MG5 comes at a time when more customers in the region are buying MG cars than ever before. The MG5 is a real game changer in the compact sedan segment. It’s been redesigned from the ground up and, compared with its competitors, offers more than the established brands in the market in terms of equipment, premium materials and value for money. The MG5 is a challenger model in a popular segment, and we believe that it offers the right combination to appeal to our target audience of young, tech-savvy millennial customers.” 
MG Motor has a network of 22 dedicated retail partners and service centres across the Gulf region, delivering the highest standards of customer service. All MG models come with a six-year or 200,000km certified warranty.

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DYNAMIC IMAGERY OF BENTLEY’S VISIONARY EXP 100 GT RELEASED


Posted on Monday September 02, 2019

Created by Khawar Jamil

Bentley has released new dynamic images of its ground-breaking EXP 100 GT concept car, which […]

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Bentley has released new dynamic images of its ground-breaking EXP 100 GT concept car, which was recently revealed at Bentley’s home in Crewe, England on the luxury car brand’s 100th birthday.

The Bentley EXP 100 GT is a physical embodiment of the future Bentley
brand, reimagining Grand Touring for the future. Beyond mere mobility, the
Bentley EXP 100 GT concept car will enhance the owner’s Grand Touring
experience, whether driving or being driven autonomously.

Bentley EXP 100 GT is borne from pure Bentley DNA and inspired by the
company’s deep understanding of the desires of its intelligent, forward-
thinking customers. Beautifully styled, it embraces Artificial Intelligence as a
means to reassert the car as a place for creating, experiencing and capturing
extraordinary human experiences and emotions.

Designed from the inside out and taking advantage of an all-electric platform,
Bentley EXP 100 GT reimagines the Grand Tourer for the world of 2035.
This is a world of shared luxury experiences where passenger and driver
enjoy equal status in their enjoyment of their extraordinary journeys. The
cars’ presence and impressive exterior proportions are reminiscent of many
of Bentley’s historic Grand Tourers but take these luxury hallmarks into the
future. The result is a future vision commensurate with Bentley’s status as
the world’s most sought after luxury brand.

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Digital Venture partners with Amadeus to become the exclusive reseller of Amadeus media solutions products for GCC, Levant, Egypt & Italy regions.


Posted on Wednesday July 24, 2019

Created by Khawar Jamil

Digital Venture has signed an agreement with Amadeus, a global technology provider for the travel […]

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Digital Venture has signed an agreement with Amadeus, a global technology provider for the travel industry, to become the exclusive distributor for its innovative and unique media solutions inventory for Amadeus travel itinerary documents and CheckMyTrip for all advertising demands in the GCC, Levant, Egypt & Italy regions. 

Digital Venture will, work directly with advertisers and agencies in the regions. Through these Amadeus media solutions products, Digital Venture will provide its clients with direct access to engage with global confirmed passengers before, during and after their trip experience, with points of sale in the exclusive regions. 

Amadeus’ media solutions advertising products are travel documents issued by travel agencies and “CheckMyTrip” mobile app, which help brands with specialized targeting criteria to deliver personalized offers to booked travelers. These criteria include language, booking class, business category, origin, destination, connection, connection duration, trip duration, booking dates, class of service, trip elements booked, trip companion, affluence, gender, trip purpose and many more. 

Commenting on this strategic alliance, Digital Venture CEO, Sami Hamadesaid, “Travelers are attentive and receptive to their trip context. Interaction at these key stages increases brand recall. Offer relevant content at the time and place when the audience demands it. We are very excited about this partnership and look forward to having partners join us in creating success stories”

Sol Freixa, Global Director for Travel Advertising Sales & Marketing, Travel Channels, Amadeus said, “With one of the fastest growing online travel sectors in the world, it is no surprise that the region is deeply committed to digital transformation. Travel advertising plays a key role in this as it allows retailers to reach travelers in new, interactive ways, at the right moment. It’s against this backdrop, we are pleased to have partnered with Digital Venture to support our future growth in the region and positively impact traveler journeys.”

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Ajman Free Zone Visits Indonesian Consulate to Explore Investment Opportunities


Posted on Tuesday July 23, 2019

Created by Khawar Jamil

Representatives of Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) visited the Indonesian Consulate recently to explore new investment […]

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Representatives of Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) visited the Indonesian Consulate recently to explore new investment opportunities with the Indonesian business community. The meeting was held prior to the upcoming Trade Expo Indonesia hosted by the Ministry of Trade of Indonesia, providing an exclusive opportunity for Ajman Free Zone to project its dynamic services it continues to offer foreign businessmen and investors coming to the UAE.

Fatma Salem, Acting General Manager, along with other officials and representatives of Ajman Free Zone were welcomed by a senior government delegation including Ridwan Hassan, General Consul, Budhi Prihantoro, Economic Affairs, Consulate General Office, and Heny Rusmiyati, ITPC Dubai Director.

The event was organised to promote trade relations and explore prospects in various sectors, primarily, Food & Beverage. Senior officials of Ajman Free Zone expressed the free zone’s ambitious plans to promote its services across main markets around the world. Identified as a distinguished business and trade destination, Ajman Free Zone conveyed its status as the ideal haven for international investors offering state-of-art infrastructure and business advantages and a fully integrated digital getaway at competitive rates. Various business and operational strategies and growth plans in cooperation with the Indonesian markets were also aligned.

About Ajman Free Zone:

Ajman Free Zone has played a pivotal role in becoming Ajman’s biggest contributor to prosperity and happiness. As part of Ajman Vision 2021 and the greater UAE vision 2030, Ajman Free Zone is undergoing a major redevelopment. The key components of this redevelopment are centered around Ajman Free Zone’s general business operations, digitizing the business, partnering with key stakeholders and investors, developing and expanding infrastructure and tapping into new target sectors. The free zone has become more future-focused and is investing heavily in diversifying its portfolio in areas such as Advanced Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Nano Technology, as well as in Education, Health and Retail. These new target sectors and partnerships aim to not only attract new business but equally important, create a dynamic and holistic environment for the Emirate of Ajman – one with greater access to international markets and a bigger opportunity for collaboration.

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What You Should Know About Upholstery Cleaning in Dubai


Posted on Wednesday January 16, 2019

Created by Khawar Jamil

No matter whether you live with your family or even alone for your professional needs […]

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No matter whether you live with your family or even alone for your professional needs in Dubai, the need to keep the sofa and overall cleanliness perspective on point is highly important. Where getting engaged in cleaning cannot only cause you to consume a lot of your time but being untrained one, you might also be not in a perfect situation to ensure the accurate cleaning. Always the best idea is to understand the methods and process of professional cleaning of sofas in Dubai carried out by the companies. Then make a decision whether to clean it yourself or hire the professional people. A lot of people may not be sure what it can do for them and for the same purpose, followings are the factors that you must know about Upholstery Cleaning in Dubai.

sofa cleaning in dubai
sofa cleaning in dubai

Multiple & diversified services:

When it comes to your living space, it would be pretty obvious that you will not have a sofa set only instead there would be plenty of upholsteries to take care of. Also, every of the item will be vulnerable to numerous substances of dirt, ugliness, and dust etc and this is where the Upholstery Cleaning Service in Dubai comes to help you.

Immaculate furniture:

Dull and untidy items of furniture might thoroughly distort the overall fascination of your house and one of the major advantages of hiring the Upholstery Cleaning in Dubai is something which can offer the kind of shine which is deserved by you & your furniture.

Properly scheduled & time bound functioning:

Unlike the conventional and home-based cleaning efforts, the kind of cleaning services rendered by Upholstery Cleaning in Dubai is profoundly professional. That means that you do not have to stay away from your furniture while it is being cleaned and also the entire process does not take the ages. The highly trained professionals complete the job super instantly without consuming a lot of extravagant time.

Customized scheduling:

Do you want the a cleaning service to do their job when you are at home? Or even do you need them to start cleaning at your working hours? Well, it’s entirely up to you where you can discuss it with them regarding your best available time and have them around super conveniently.

Rapid booking system:

The value of time is well & truly considered by the highly trained service so the booking process is usually kept quite straightforward by them. Whenever you feel like hiring the cleaning service, you can reach them out by call or email to give them further details about the furniture and work on price demand and that’s it. Then there is a date of appointment agreed on for your cleaning service.

Modern tools & equipment:

With the advancement in technology, the conventional cleaning tools are replaced by the latest & most sophisticated equipment. Check out more about the good quality upholstery cleaning machines. So, when you hire a professional service, what you get is the fullest cleaning and optimal results with the help of modern techniques and cleaning tools.

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World’s first-ever Cadillac HOTEL opens in Dubai


Posted on Saturday December 08, 2018

Created by Maheen Rasool

The premium American automotive brand, Cadillac, opened its doors last night to the world’s first […]

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The premium American automotive brand, Cadillac, opened its doors last night to the world’s first Cadillac HOTEL, popping up in Dubai at this year’s edition of SOLE DXB. The official launch party was attended by some of the popular socialites and influencers from across the Middle East.

Cadillac HOTEL opening party

Cadillac HOTEL opening party

Open from Thursday 6th – 8th December only, Cadillac HOTEL welcomed hundreds of festival-goers through its doors on its opening night who were treated to bespoke Cadillac themed activations before heading to its rooftop deck to enjoy 180-degree views across the region’s street-culture festival in the fashionable Design District.

The Cadillac HOTEL also staged the brand’s regional unveiling of its first-ever compact SUV, the XT4.This is the fourth year Cadillac have partnered with SOLE DXB, the region’s biggest and popular cultural festival for millennials.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Jonathan Kanaa
Product Communications Manager – Cadillac Middle East
+971 56 5112273
jonathan.kanaa@gm.com
or
Farah Amhaz
Regional Communications Manager – General Motors
+971 4 314 3920
farah.amhaz@gm.com

Listings Information
Event:                   Sole DXB
Dates:                   6th , 7th , 8th December 2018

Music line up:

Friday 7th December: Blood Orange, Giggs, Sho Madjozi, Masego and Slow Thai
Saturday 8th December: NAS, Lion Babe, Roxanne Shante and DaniLeigh

Times:   6th doors open at 6:30pm until 10pm
7th & 8th doors open at 12pm until 10pm

Ticket prices:

Weekend pass AED 295 and day pass AED 195
Tickets available through Virgin Megastore Tickets https://tickets.virginmegastore.me/ae, Dubai Calendar App, and www.soledxb.com/tickets.

Download the Sole DXB App from the Apple App Store and Apps on Google Play for further announcements and the programme.

For all Sole DXB media enquiries contact:

Plus 1 Communications
Nermine Kashef | nermine@plus1comms.com | +971 (0)52 750 0869

About Cadillac

Cadillac has been a leading luxury auto brand since 1902. Today, Cadillac is growing globally, driven by an expanding product portfolio featuring distinctive design and technology. More information on Cadillac appears at www.cadillacarabia.com. Cadillac’s media website with information, images and video can be found at media.cadillac.com.

About Sole DXB

Beginning life in 2010, as a meeting point for a handful of likeminded Dubai-based friends with a love of all thing’s sneakers, Sole DXB has grown into so much more:  a three-day annual cultural festival spanning
live music, workshops, film screenings, brand activations, contemporary fashion, art installations and the region’s most competitive streetball tournament, saw over 22,000 people through its doors last year offering fresh insight into the ever-evolving alternative Middle Eastern lifestyle.

Sole DXB is more than a party – Sole DXB is a pinnacle figure in the region’s burgeoning street culture scene, providing a local platform for this global community who shape the future of progressive street culture, at home and abroad.

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MENA based translation company, Torjoman, grows operations by 50%


Posted on Sunday December 02, 2018

Created by Maheen Rasool

Torjoman, the MENA based translations company, which operates offices in UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, […]

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Torjoman, the MENA based translations company, which operates offices in UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, has introduced its latest solution as part of its efforts to fully digitise its services. Customers can now enjoy Torjoman’s complete translation services online, through either its website or newly launched app, to do everything from online ordering, requesting a quotation, tracking progress and making payment, besides more. The move is part of a broader trend of the digitisation of information.

“Taking inspiration from the e-commerce industry, which has made shopping possible at the click of a button, we want to bring the same ease of use and purchase to our translation service. Digital transformation is now touching all industries from retail through to healthcare, and it offers great growth opportunities. Last year we grew our operations by 50%, which in large part is thanks to the cutting-edge technology we are implementing to fully digitise our services,” said Ayman Saad, Marketing Manager, Torjoman.

Much of the company’s growth has come from growing demand in UAE and KSA being driven by government, technology, telecommunications and industrial and manufacturing sectors.

“The current updates we are working on, such as the integration between our online portal and our in-house developed Translation Management System (TMS), means users will also have greater ability to automate their workflow, thereby improving efficiency and consistency. Overall it means a greater level of service for our customer base,” Saad added.

Besides the online ordering platform, Torjoman continues to work on developing various technologies from translation memories (TM), which collates translations into a database to aid translators and reduce errors, and cloud-based translation management systems. Most revolutionary of all, however, is the development of neutral machine translations (NMT), which in the future will see artificial intelligence fully responsible for translations.

About Torjoman

Torjoman is a leading global translation agency, employing over 1,000 professional translators who have a command of over 100+ languages. Launched in 1994, Torjoman operates across the MENA region, with offices in UAE, Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. ISO 17100 certified, the company prides itself on speed, efficiency and cost-effectiveness and is setting a benchmark in digital translation solutions. Torjoman is part of parent company Future Group.

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The EK Firebirds are ready to roll ahead of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens


Posted on Friday November 30, 2018

Created by Maheen Rasool

After six months of training, drills, and preparation, the EK Firebirds, an all-women’s rugby club […]

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After six months of training, drills, and preparation, the EK Firebirds, an all-women’s rugby club comprised of Emirates Cabin Crew coming from 14 different nationalities, is ready to compete at the 2018 edition of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens invitational women’s tournament. Earlier today, the EK Firebirds squad met with the USA Women’s Eagles, the national sevens rugby team, for a mini-training camp ahead of the tournament, where they ran through practice scrums, along with kicking and tackling techniques and exercises.

EK Firebirds

EK Firebirds

The EK Firebirds team members come from rugby loving nations including the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, as well as other diverse nations like Romania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Namibia, the Philippines and Nigeria – reflecting the multi-cultural Cabin Crew team at the airline and the global make up of Dubai. The team members have found time to practice and train during their busy travel rosters, and organise themselves to ensure that as many of them train together as possible, using the Sevens stadium, Zaabeel Park and other venues in Dubai as their training grounds.

EK Firebirds

EK Firebirds

The club started in 2012 with four Emirates Cabin Crew members taking a keen interest in playing rugby. Since then the team has grown to over 15 members, and it continues to actively recruit within the Emirates Cabin Crew community. The EK Firebirds developed from touch rugby to a fully practicing contact rugby 7’s club, and the club has participated in several tournaments. This is the first time that many of the EK Firebirds players will taking to the pitch for a rugby 7’s match at the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens.  The invitational tournament is held in conjunction with the World Rugby Men’s and Women’s Sevens World Series tournaments.

Last year the club became a member of the UAE Rugby Federation and since then they have played at the Women’s Gulf Rugby Tournament. During the tournament, the team’s first squad qualified to the finals at the Women’s Gulf Rugby Cup and the second team made it to the quarter finals. The young women continue to focus on improving their skills, knowledge of the game and conditioning their capabilities even further, and most importantly supporting each other as they pursue their passion for the game of rugby. In fact, Emirates’ diverse 23,000 strong Cabin Crew community includes hundreds of vocational backgrounds and talents spanning music, sports, medicine, law, engineering, teaching, amongst others.

The 2018 Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens kicks off tomorrow at The Sevens Stadium. Now in its 49th year, it is set to be the largest event on record with over 930 rugby and netball matches across three days and enhanced entertainment for everyone. During the Dubai Sevens, Emirates will be bringing the Rugby World Cup and will be displaying it at its hospitality for guests and fans.

Along with activating its world-class hospitality and branding across the tournament, Emirates Cabin Crew will be handing out the airline’s signature children’s products and taking keepsake photos of younger fans with Emirates ‘Fly with Me’ mascots

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MG Motor unleashes the all-new MG6 in the Middle East


Posted on Wednesday November 07, 2018

Created by Maheen Rasool

The all-new MG6 sedan has officially arrived in the Middle East.Now in its third generation, […]

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The all-new MG6 sedan has officially arrived in the Middle East.Now in its third generation, the new 2019 MG6 model has been upgraded with an array of premium and sporty features whilst delivering performance, efficiency and class-leading comfort.

MG6 2019 exterior

MG6 2019 exterior

With quality design features normally found on luxury brands, the MG6 has been given a new ‘Star Rider’ grill, carbon fibre detailing and LED headlamps – inspired by the London Eye – with progressive indicators. A large ‘MG’ badge, chrome touches and a twin-exhaust give the sporty family sedan an aggressive stance, and, completing the bold look, the new MG6 sits on 18-inch alloy wheels with low rolling resistance tyres.

Inside, the sporty theme continues with a cockpit packed with the latest in-car technology. A large 8-inch full-colour touch-screen infotainment system sits in the middle of the dashboard, which can be operated from the multi-function leather steering wheel. Apple CarPlay, push start button, keyless entry, digital dials, six speakers, tyre pressure monitoring system and rear parking camera are all offered as standard.

The cabin – which features 22 practical stowage spaces – is trimmed in a vibrant dual-tone black and red leather upholstery which wraps around the doors and dashboard providing a cossetted feeling.The dual zone air conditioning ensures all occupants in the front and rear cabins are cool and comfortable whilst the 424-litre boot space – extendable to 1170 litres with the rear seats folded –provides ample luggage space.

Powered by a 1.5L petrol engine, the new MG6 is both sporty and economical, offering a swift 0-100 kph in just seven seconds whilst providing a range of 100km in under six litres of fuel. There are fourvdriving modes to cater for all eventualities – Eco, Normal, Sports, and Individual – as well as a class- leading 7-speed dual clutch transmission and five-star CNCAP rating; keeping the whole family travelling in style and safety.

Mr. Tom Lee, Managing Director of MG Motor’s parent company SAIC Motor Middle East, commented: “The all-new MG6 appeals to a range of customers across the region, especially younger buyers who are looking for value for money in a stylish, technologically-advanced package.This latest generation of the MG6 takes the quality and styling of our vehicle to a new level, providing the kind of features customers expect to find on premium automotive brands.”

“Since SAIC Motor’s acquisition of MG Motor, and as a Global Top 500 company, we have opened a new chapter for this British-born brand. The introduction of the all-new MG6 comes hot on the heels of the launch of two SUV models earlier this year – the MG RX5 compact SUV and the MG ZS SUV –as well as the second-generation MG GS. With these models joining the existing MG 360, we now have a very competitive and appealing line-up to offer our discerning customers in the Middle East.”

The MG6 is now available in MG Motor showrooms across the Middle East.

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Travel Bans on Personal Guarantors of Loans


Posted on Wednesday November 07, 2018

Created by Maheen Rasool

Corporate facilities in the United Arab Emirates require a guarantee contract or a personal guarantee […]

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Corporate facilities in the United Arab Emirates require a guarantee contract or a personal guarantee to be executed by the principal partner of the debtor company, obliging the guarantor to repay the full or part of the facility granted in case the company that has been granted the banking facilities fails to pay.

In the event that the company defaults in payment banks resort to expedited judiciary procedures and request a travel ban against the personal guarantor, especially if the personal guarantor is not a citizen of the UAE and hence there is a fear of exiting the country. This usually occurs before any other action is taken; such as lodging a claim against the outstanding amount. Without a doubt, imposition of a travel ban is a useful method of pressuring the guarantor into settling the debt.

However, the provisions of the Dubai Court of Cassation have established that to issue a travel ban it is not sufficient to establish that a debt exists and that the guarantor is a foreign national. The creditor must prove that there are serious reasons for the debtor to flee as stipulated in Article 329 of the Civil Procedures Law, which requires that the petition submitted to the Courts state reasons justifying that there is risk of the guarantor fleeing, such as selling all or part of his property, liquidating or closing the company that received the facility, or other evidence to the effect that the guarantor is ending his stay in the UAE in preparation to flee/leave the country.

The absence of these reasons in a petition submitted by the creditor renders it void of one of the conditions provided for in Article 329 of the Civil Procedure Law. When banks apply for a travel ban before the courts of the UAE, it often occurs that they fail to fulfill part of these requirements. Although the law authorizes the judge pursuant to Article 329 to conduct a brief investigation, if the documents supporting the application do not provide sufficient evidence that the debtor will flee, the practice in the UAE is that an urgent matters judge issues the order or rejects it as soon as a request is submitted by the bank without the aforementioned investigation. However, the request for a travel ban is in its original form a petition, and this petition must itself contain the facts of the request and its grounds. Pursuant to Article 140 of the Civil Procedure Law, the judge or the head of the competent circuit shall duly issue his order in writing on the day following the submission of the petition without justification.

The UAE judiciary has determined that the assessment of the availability of meritorious reasons to evidence the risk of the debtor to flee prior to the execution of the judgments against him in favor of the creditor is the authority of the competent court without the need for intervention by the Cassation Court. The legislator granted the creditor bank an eight-day period to file a petition for a travel ban after which the competent judge will deny such petitions under article 330/5 of the Civil Procedures Law.

The Dubai Court of Cassation, in Court of Cassation Appeal No. 119 of 2005 decision issued on 27 November 2005, accordance with Article 329 of the Civil Procedures Law, ruled that restricting the freedom of the debtor to travel outside the country requires that the essential elements that allow the judge to take such action be taken into consideration. The fact that the debtor is a foreign national, or that he is a debtor to a third party, or that a quantifiable civil claim is made is not sufficient. The creditor has the burden of proving more substantial reasons that justify the fear that the debtor will flee the country. It is evident that the courts have a high threshold with respect to the evidence required to restrict travel of a guarantor.

In conclusion, banks in the United Arab Emirates require commitment to a guarantee contract or personal guarantee from principal partners in companies wishing to obtain banking facilities making them jointly liable with the company (debtor) in the fulfillment of any indebtedness in the event that the creditor bank submits a claim to the debt, but what about the precautionary measures that can be taken against the personal guarantor?

The precautionary measures, including travel bans, as mentioned above, can be effective and decisive. They often lead the personal guarantor to reach a settlement for fear of prolonged substantive claims. Travel bans last for at least a year, according to the practice in UAE courts. Of course, it is known that most entities require the travel of their managers and principal partners, which ultimately leads the banks to take advantage of personal guarantees to issue travel bans or any other precautionary measures. In light of the high threshold by the courts, such measures must be carefully pleaded so as to not subject them to rejection by the courts if the debtor lodges an appeal against the order pursuant to Article (141) of the Civil Procedures Law.

 

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