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PRESSURE ON ALMARZOOQI IN UAE FLYBOARD CHAMPIONSHIP

The spotlight will be on Manea Habeeb Almarzooqi when Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club stages the third round of the UAE Flyboard Championship on Friday.

After dominating the last two rounds, Almarzooqi will be under pressure as he aims for another success in a strong line up of top UAE competitors.

Starting from Abu Dhabi’s Breakwater at 4.00pm, the event will show spectators why Flyboarding has become one of the fastest growing water sports in the world in recent years.

Competitors propelled 30 feet into the air by an amphibious water-powered jet pack are awarded points for amplitude, technicity, variety, showmanship and energy.

Following a qualifying round requiring a number of tricks to be landed within a time limit, competitors will be paired off for timed freestyle battles.

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Pro rider aims for double championship success with 11-year old brother

Emirati star Omeir Saeed returns to action in Friday’s UAE Wakeboard Championship in Abu Dhabi with his thoughts already drifting towards next year’s world series.

The 21-year-old Red Bull athlete will start as hot favourite to land the Freeride title when the event gets under way from the capital’s Breakwater at 8.30am.

Omeir, a junior world champion in 2012, was placed fourth in the WWA Wake Park World Championships on home waters in Abu Dhabi in 2014 and turned professional the same year.

Having now completed his studies at the American University in Sharjah where he graduated in finance, he is eager to advance his competitive career at the top level.

“I compete everywhere I can at the moment and next year I’d like to take part in the world series again,” he said. “I got into the top four in the rankings last time when I did just two of the five rounds so I know I can do better next time.”

Hosted by Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club, the UAE Wakeboard Championship could see a double family success if Omeir’s 11-year-old brother, Ahmed, has his way.

“He is very good for his age, the best in the UAE, and has won the last two events when we competed together,” said Omeir.

The championship features action in the three categories of Novice, Junior and Freeride for both males and females of all ages. Riders are judged on the tricks they perform when towed behind a motor boat travelling at speeds of 30-40km/hr.

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ZULEKHA HOSPITAL DUBAI PERFORMS EMERGENCY OPEN HEART SURGERY AND SAVES A 38-YEAR-OLD MAN

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Zulekha Hospital saved the life of 38-year-old Alexander Baligad after experiencing severe pain in his chest and numbness in his left arm. Following a coronary angiogram examination, a severe coronary disease in the left main artery and 95 per cent blockage of right artery and a total block of the left anterior descending artery causing Coronary Artery Stenosis was revealed.

According to the World Health Organisation, Cardiovascular Diseases represent 30% of deaths in the UAE. Coronary Artery Stenosis causes thinning of blood vessels within the heart which limits the blood supply, causing the heart to turn blue from lack of oxygen. As there were also signs of severe Ischemia in the left anterior descending artery, meaning the artery was completely blocked and it was critical for the patient to receive a prompt cardiac surgery.

Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Helmy commented: “Due to an ongoing heart condition, the patient was taking Aspirin and Plavix which is used to thin the blood and which makes surgery more complicated due to the higher possibility of bleeding. However, due to the urgent nature of Alexander’s condition, it was decided to go ahead and perform a cardiac procedure to save his life within an hour of his arrival at the hospital.”

A fully experienced dedicated team of staff from nurses to cardiac anaesthetists, intensive care doctors and a cardiac surgery team were available to provide the patient with the best medical care and practice.

Dr. Helmy performed open heart surgery and three bypass grafts to create blood flow to the heart again. The surgery went smoothly and took around five hours to complete. The patient was in intensive care for 48 hours following the surgery and after two days was able to walk around. The patient was discharged on the seventh day and now is instructed to walk 30 minutes daily in order to avoid occurrence of the severe disease.

Baligad commented: “I was very tired while travelling between work and home every day and was experiencing pain in my left arm and chest for over two months. After consulting in multiple hospitals, I was relieved when Zulekha Hospital accepted to treat my condition. The team gave me the confidence and assurance that the blockage can be removed and I can regain a comfortable life without pain.”

“Heart surgery at such a young age can be attributed to a number of factors including family history, genetics or living an unhealthy lifestyle. As you cannot change family history, it is important to make a conscious effort to change unhealthy lifestyle habits by increasing physical activity and eating healthily,” continued Dr. Helmy.

Dr. Helmy added: “With our goal to make the UAE a super hub for critical care in line with the UAE’s vision 2010, we have extended our expertise in comprehensive cardiac treatments under one roof including our new open heart centre in Dubai which is equipped with additional cathlabs and the latest technologies in cardiac care. We continue to provide our patrons with high quality treatments and ensure their speedy recoveries.”

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Singapore’s “Melting Pot of Flavours” makes it ideal holiday destination for Middle East foodies

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  • Fatafeat TV’s Chef Mohammad Orfali discovers hidden gems in Singaporean cuisine

Chef Mohammad Orfali, star of the Middle East’s leading food channel, Fatafeat, has extolled the virtues of Singapore as the destination for Muslim tourists who have a passion for food.

Chef Mohammad believes that Singapore’s melting pot of flavours, combining Chinese, Indian, Malay and Peranakan influences, makes it a must-visit destination for any foodie. It is a city that those from the Arab world in particular, will appreciate for its history and authenticity of cuisine.

Recounting his experiences from a recent trip to Singapore with Fatafeat and the Singapore Tourism Board, Chef Mohammad said: “The vibrancy of the city is evident wherever you go and I couldn’t wait to immerse myself in the flavours and customs of cooking and creating in the kitchen.”

Singaporeans are passionate about food and the city has developed a dining scene steeped in heritage and tradition, yet imbued with a voracious appetite for innovation.  Renowned for one of the most distinctive street food cultures in the world, Singapore connects people to the hawker culture and local communities like nowhere else.

“The fish-head curry at Banana Leaf in Little India was the stand out dish of my trip,” said Chef Mohammad.  “I can still taste the combination of flavours, it was exquisite!”

Fish-head curry is one of the most famous Singaporean dishes, introduced to the country in the 1940s by Indian restaurateur Marian Jacob Gomez who created a South Indian-style delicacy catering specifically to Chinese tastes.

It is typically served in a claypot with the head of a red snapper stewed in Kerala-style curry with vegetables such as okra and eggplant.

Abdul Rahman Mohideen, Area Director MEA for the Singapore Tourism Board, said: “Singapore, well known as a popular and exciting city destination, is actively shaping a landscape of epicurean inventiveness and has established itself as a hotspot for culinary talents who push new boundaries in dining experiences. It has become a magnet for the world’s top food personalities including the likes of Chef Mohammad, with renowned chefs setting up outposts of their Michelin-starred restaurants, such as Wolfgang Puck, Gordon Ramsey and Daniel Boulud.

“But one of the aspects that makes Singapore so unique is the hawker culture.  People of all ages, cultures, income brackets and religions descend upon these epicentres to sample Singaporean delicacies and the best street food in the world.  The combination of Chinese, Indian, Malay and Peranakan flavours mean there is a diversity of taste passions served to suit every palate.”

Nahla Elmallawany, Head of Content at Discovery Networks MENA, commented: “Fatafeat is all about bringing great inspiration into the homes and lives of passionate lovers of incredible dishes. As the Middle East’s leading food channel, we not only want to showcase the wonderful flavours of our region, but also broaden horizons in our insatiable quest for the delicious. Partnering with Singapore Tourism allows us to share the traditional aromatic dishes of Singapore, whilst also diversifing our content offering to our growing audience of foodies who are constantly seeking new inspirations in cuisine.”

Chef Mohammad added: “International interest is a fantastic draw but many ‘made in Singapore’ restaurateurs have also emerged to create today’s dining scene.  I am particularly excited to see the careers of Chefs Malcolm Lee, Damian d’Silva, and Eric Teo develop and grow.  They’re all offering an abundance of talent and continue to make a real difference to the Singaporean food scene.”

With multiple options for foodies to experience a Singapore kitchen first-hand, feeding a passion to experience creative and novel recipe ideas, Chef Mohammad recommends the chicken rice or chili crab as the best dishes to try make at home.

Chef Orfali’s culinary adventures in Singapore can be seen in six episodes, all uploaded to the Fatafeat YouTube Channel.

With a year-round calendar of food and beverage events, such as the Singapore Food Festival, World Gourmet Summit, and SAVOUR, there is always something to experience beyond brick and mortar restaurants for those who value innovative authenticity, and a true combination of modernity and history.

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Luxurious health haven in Swiss mountains creates ‘La Cure Nescens’ for UAE obesity

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 Nescens Clinique de Genolier experts’ tailor-made programme designed to help 27.8% of Emiratis

With more than a quarter of the UAE’s local population suffering from obesity, a luxury Swiss medical centre has launched a bespoke programme specifically tailored to help Emirati people shed weight.

In light of the 2019 UAE National Health Survey, which found that 27.8% of the Emirati population are obese, Nescens Clinique de Genolier has designed the ‘La Cure Nescens’ programme, a unique six-month plan that combines complete medical check-ups with nutritional, behavioural and physical coaching.

Julien Donzel, the Clinic’s Director said: “Excess weight is and always will be a life-threatening condition at the root of several associated medical issues. ‘La Cure Nescens’ is our definitive answer to tackling obesity, providing a healthy and pragmatic approach to weight loss.”

The plan begins with an intensive two-week programme at Nescens Clinique de Genolier, which is nestled high above Lake Geneva and easily accessible by direct flights between Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Geneva.  Patients will undergo nutritional, behavioural and physical coaching at the Clinique, all under the supervision of medical staff.

Professor Jacques Proust, the Clinique’s founder said: “Upon analysing the client’s test results from the first two days of the programme, personalised diet plans are created which will be made specifically to their individual requirements and immediate health needs.

“Physical activities will also be prescribed specifically for each client, while one of our physiotherapists will use the cardiovascular and osteoarticular results to create an exercise programme to dovetail their diet, ensuring maximum results.”

Following the two-week stay at Nescens Clinique de Genolier, clients will have monthly scheduled e-consultations to monitor weight-loss progress, as well as a two-day stay at the Clinique after six months for a final medical follow-up.

“It’s important for us to not only assess the client’s individual biological characteristics to provide a unique plan for weight loss, but to also keep an eye on how they develop over the coming months,” added Proust. “Adjustments to their plans, be it their diet or exercise routine, is a necessity that could have a dramatic impact on the efficiency of the entire programme.”

‘La Cure Nescens’ will also be available to nationals of other GCC countries as Nescens aims to tackle obesity rates across the region.

Offering discreet, bespoke services for short, medium and long-term stays, the Clinic provides preventative and regenerative medicine, genetic screenings, nutrition advice, physical and osteo-articular care, as well as aesthetic medicine and stem cell programmes. Patients can book their stays in residences offering a full range of five-star hotel services.

Middle East visitors can access additional services such as the clinic’s centre of expertise in physiotherapy, sport coaching, stem cell treatments, aesthetic medicine and dental care, all offered in an exclusive setting with first-class services.

Nescens Clinique de Genolier is a specialised medical centre and a precursor in preventative health that manages all lifestyle-related medical conditions. The Clinic will be under the Swiss Medical Network umbrella attending this year’s International Luxury Travel Market segment at the Arabian Travel Market.

Representing over 1400 doctors across 65 clinical specialties, Genolier Patient Services will take part in ILTM Arabia, from 28-29 April in Exhibition Hall 1, Dubai World Trade Centre.

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PRESSURE ON ALMARZOOQI IN UAE FLYBOARD CHAMPIONSHIP

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The spotlight will be on Manea Habeeb Almarzooqi when Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club stages the third round of the UAE Flyboard Championship on Friday.

After dominating the last two rounds, Almarzooqi will be under pressure as he aims for another success in a strong line up of top UAE competitors.

Starting from Abu Dhabi’s Breakwater at 4.00pm, the event will show spectators why Flyboarding has become one of the fastest growing water sports in the world in recent years.

Competitors propelled 30 feet into the air by an amphibious water-powered jet pack are awarded points for amplitude, technicity, variety, showmanship and energy.

Following a qualifying round requiring a number of tricks to be landed within a time limit, competitors will be paired off for timed freestyle battles.

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HH Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid inaugurates Saudi German Hospital in Ajman

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  • The Dhs300 million worth hospital is the 3rd healthcare facility of Saudi German Hospitals Group in the UAE, 10th in the MENA region
  • The hospital is the first phase of expansion, and will later include Centres of Excellence, medical colleges and staff accommodation to become a part of Batterjee Medical City
  • Hospital to offer Cardiac-electrophysiology to diagnose and treat electrical activities of the heart

Diversifying healthcare options for the residents of Ajman and other northern emirates, Saudi German Hospital Group has launched their new Dhs300 million worth healthcare facility in Ajman, their third in the UAE after Dubai and Sharjah. The hospital, which was inaugurated by HH Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid, the Ruler of Ajman and Member of the UAE Supreme Council, is one of the biggest in Ajman, offering top-notch tertiary, primary and critical care. Bringing new and revolutionary technologies and facilities to the residents of northern emirates, the SGH-Ajman is addressing the gap in medical and surgical needs in the emirates.

Covering over 41,000 square meters with plans to expand vertically and horizontally, Saudi German Hospital boasts of 200 inpatient beds, the largest in Ajman, with the infrastructure and capacity to double the number if and when the need arises. The hospital also houses 25 ICU beds, a state-of-the-art Cath Lab – which covers vascular, cerebral and cardiac intervention – 46 OPD clinics, 7 CCU units, 12 PICU and 9 NICU units and a 24/7 Emergency department. The Operation Theatre comprises 4 operations rooms, 6 recovery units, 9 ICU units and 2 isolation rooms. The hospital also offers a wide range of speciality facilities including, Open Heart, Oncology, Neurosurgery, ENT, Maxillo-facial surgery, Obs/Gyn and IVF centers, Laparoscopic and Laser surgeries and trauma management, among others.

SGH-Ajman would also offer Cardiac-electrophysiology to diagnose and treat electrical activities of the heart. Moreover, it is one of the only few hospitals in the UAE to have the capacity to convert private rooms into shared rooms in case of emergencies and with a view of disaster management. Similarly, the large number of beds in ICU ensures that no patient has to wait and all his/her immediate needs are taken care of without delay.

Speaking at the launch press conference, Engr. Sobhi A Batterjee, President and Founder of Saudi German Hospitals Group said: “SGH-Ajman is our 10th hospital in the MENA region, and we look forward to a successful relationship with the residents built on trust, support and community engagement.

This is just the beginning, and in the next few years we plan to develop the Batterjee Medical City, where we plan to build Centres of Excellence, medical colleges and staff accommodation, among other features. This will add further value to Ajman in terms of creating job opportunities and providing the UAE health sector with qualified and highly efficient medical staff. The opening of this hospital brings us one step closer to our aim of constructing 30 world-class hospitals and creating 50,000 jobs in healthcare industry”.

Dr Reem Osman, CEO of Saudi German Hospitals (SGH) Group – UAE, added: “Over the years Saudi German Hospitals Group has developed a reputation of offering state-of-the-art and the best possible healthcare experience to the people across the MENA region. Today, we bring the same international standards to Ajman, particularly in the area of critical care. With SGH-Ajman, we have further strengthened our position as a key player in the UAE’s growing healthcare sector catering to both local as well as foreign patients. Our strategic partnership with German universities is instrumental in maintaining high medical standards, introducing latest procedures and training doctors on the medical trends and innovations”.

Detailing on the working of Saudi German Hospital Group, Mr Makarem Batterjee, Vice-Chairman of MEAHCO said: “Our vision is to become the premier healthcare provider and the employer of choice. To that end, we are committed to providing superior clinical services to all our stakeholders, and constantly introducing innovative technologies and measures. Our hospitals are well-integrated, with the focus on easing our patients’ visits and stay at the hospital. For example, keeping in line with the latest medical practices, all our surgical clinics have direct access to day-surgery facility, where procedure can be done within a day without hospitalisation. This gives cost advantage and convenience to patients, hospitals and insurance companies”.

Mr Sultan Batterjee, CEO, International Hospitals Construction Co. (IHCC) & Vice-President Business Development at SGH Group, commented on the UAE’s medical tourism industry and the rapid growth in the healthcare sector, adding: “The UAE is already attracting medical tourists from across the world and government initiatives are paving way for more traffic. Consequently, we’ve seen extensive expansion and growth in the health sector both in public and private domain. With quality of services at par with the West, we believe that SGH-Ajman will be just as popular with medical tourists as it will be with UAE residents”.

With hospitals in Dubai, Sharjah and now Ajman, Saudi German Hospitals – UAE, is one of the largest private hospitals group in United Arab Emirates by number of hospital beds and number of operating hospitals.

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When passion converts into profession, Worldkleostar goes Mainstream

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Unless you live in a cave in a faraway area in the boondocks, you have most likely seen on television, or witnessed live, events that happen in real time, e.g., awards nights, concerts, stage plays, product launchings, convention presentations, and other such activities that are classified as live events. As part of the audience, you probably are impressed with the experience but do not really give much thought about what it took to stage such events.

Truth be told, a lot of time and resources is spent on live event production. It begins with the concept and culminates with the actual staging of the event (which is what the audience actually sees) which, while significant tasks by themselves, are just parts of the overall production. There are a gazillion details that need to be considered, any one of which could spell the difference between a successful event and, at best, a “mediocre” or, at worst, a disaster, if not paid attention to. Major details of live event production include venue selection and booking, stage design and construction, lights and audiovisual equipment design and set up, event program design, catering, etc. Other details include design, printing, and distribution of tickets or invitations, promotional activities, rehearsals, making sure there are separate dressing rooms for the VIP participants, post-event party, and the like. All these details and more should be completed before the actual event, i.e., there can be no delays because once the event date comes, its ShowTime, ready or not.

To successfully stage a live event production, therefore, it is necessary to have a production team to manage it. If you have experience in this type of work, then you can probably hire or assign people to the various tasks required, with you as the project manager. If not, the event is a major undertaking, it would be best for you to consider contracting the services (i.e., outsourcing) of a professional event management group to take care of all or part of the production details for you. This option has several advantages, including:

  • Guaranteed professional touch. You can still be the overall project manager with the events management group as one of the key members. This ensures that there is that level of expertise and professionalism in the project team. Also, you can benefit from their experience and creative advice to help ensure a successful live event production.
  • No fixed overhead. Since your agreement with the events management group is contractual in nature, i.e., once the event has been launched and completed your relationship ceases, then you are spared from continuously maintaining fixed costs even when there is no event to manage.
  • Access to resources. An events management group normally has a network of suppliers on hand to take care of the various logistical and operational aspects of the event. By outsourcing to them you, in effect, also gain access to this network, albeit indirectly, thereby freeing you from having to look for suppliers for each detail of the event.

What an artist management agency does!

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Artist management companies build a brand around a new artist and propel them forward quicker than if the artist were to try to do everything solo. They create opportunities, plain and simple.

New artists are not trusted yet and have no credibility, so hiring an artist management agency gives them an entire team of people that can help with music promotion, marketing, management, and so much more.

If you are new to the music industry, we recommend WORLDKLEOSTAR LLC Artist Management Agency.

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Worldkleostar LLC delivers world-class opportunities to world-class clients.

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Across film, television, music, sports, digital media, marketing, and beyond, we represent thousands of the world’s leading actors, directors, writers, producers, musical artists, comedians, authors, athletes, coaches, broadcasters, teams, leagues, chefs, designers, consumer brands, and more.

Since its founding in 2019, Worldkleostar LLC has continued to deliver on its promise that every client is represented by the whole agency. This collaborative approach benefits the clients now more than ever, as they look to build their careers and their brands across multiple disciplines and platforms.

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Pro rider aims for double championship success with 11-year old brother

Emirati star Omeir Saeed returns to action in Friday’s UAE Wakeboard Championship in Abu Dhabi with his thoughts already drifting towards next year’s world series.

The 21-year-old Red Bull athlete will start as hot favourite to land the Freeride title when the event gets under way from the capital’s Breakwater at 8.30am.

Omeir, a junior world champion in 2012, was placed fourth in the WWA Wake Park World Championships on home waters in Abu Dhabi in 2014 and turned professional the same year.

Having now completed his studies at the American University in Sharjah where he graduated in finance, he is eager to advance his competitive career at the top level.

“I compete everywhere I can at the moment and next year I’d like to take part in the world series again,” he said. “I got into the top four in the rankings last time when I did just two of the five rounds so I know I can do better next time.”

Hosted by Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club, the UAE Wakeboard Championship could see a double family success if Omeir’s 11-year-old brother, Ahmed, has his way.

“He is very good for his age, the best in the UAE, and has won the last two events when we competed together,” said Omeir.

The championship features action in the three categories of Novice, Junior and Freeride for both males and females of all ages. Riders are judged on the tricks they perform when towed behind a motor boat travelling at speeds of 30-40km/hr.

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BROTHERS CLAIM DOUBLE TRIUMPH IN UAE WAKEBOARDING CHAMPIONSHIP

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Emirati star Omeir Saeed added another title to his growing collection with victory in the UAE Wakeboard Championship in Abu Dhabi.

The 21-year-old Red Bull athlete lived up to his reputation as the country’s top performer with another impressive display to top the Freeride category for professional riders.

Making it a perfect day for the family, his 11 year old brother Ahmed won the junior category in the event which was hosted by Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club. Shaikh Abdulla Suood Faisal Salem Al Qasimi topped the novice category.
The championship, which took place off the capital’s Breakwater, saw 26 competitors performing a wide range of tricks when towed behind a motor boat travelling at speeds of 30-40km/hr.

Presenting the awards to winners and competitors of each class was Salem Al Remeithi, General Manager of ADIMSC.

Results

Free Ride Category:

  1. Omeir Saeed Omeir Yousef Al Mheiri (UAE)
  2. Khaled Matar Matar Subaa Al Ali (UAE)
  3. Sultan Khaled Salmeen Theeban (UAE)

Junior Category:

  1. Ahmed Saeed Omeir Yousef Al Mheiri  (UAE)
  2. Mohammed  Naser Mohammed Bahder AlBloushi (UAE)
  3. Hamed Naser Mohammed Bahadur AlBloushi (Syria)

Novice Category:

  1. Sheikh Abdulla Suood Faisal Salem Al Qasimi (UAE)
  2. Ahmad Badr Mohammed Al Sayyed Hasan Al Hashimi (UAE)
  3. Mohamed Amir Faiad (UAE)
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THE INDIE FASHION AND LIFESTYLE CONFLUENCE

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Bollywood actress Prachi Desai to walk the ramp at IFLC (Indie Fashion & Lifestyle Confluence) in Dubai on 29th April .
Tefla’s which is known for conceptualizing, planning and organizing research-based industry-specific conference & Exhibition in tandem with industry leaders & associations is now all set to organize

‘Indie Fashion & Lifestyle Confluence’ at Hotel Al Habtoor Polo Resort in Dubai on April 29. Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCCwill be esteemed Chief Guest for the event. The one-day confluence will celebrate, acknowledges and awards the stalwarts within India’s Fashion, Jewellery, Lifestyle, and Entertainment segment.

With the intent to diversify and create a dynamic platform for Indie designers, IFLC has been strategically designed to act as a Launchpad for upcoming talents and brands who wish to reach out to a broader consumer base. Having curated 5 editions in the mega metro cities – Mumbai, Delhi, and Dubai, IFLC brings forth a glamorous showcase by some of the most promising designers, focused networking opportunities and enigmatic performances by celebrities and entertainers.

To name a few eminent designers associated with the confluence are, Asma Suleman, Gagan Kumar, Bani Pasricha, Binal Shah, Sonali Jain.Participating designers will bring forth an eclectic showcase influenced by a beautiful blend of modern and ethnic designs from culturally rich destinations such as India and the Middle East.

At IFLC Dubai 2019, the gorgeous and versatile Bollywood actress Prachi Desai will be walking the ramp and also be felicitating the participating brands. Apart from this, the confluence will also witness a mesmerizing live performance by Bollywood playback singer & India’s 1st Rawstar – Rituraj Mohanty.

Aseem Singh, Director – Tefla’s & Organizer IFLC is of the view that “I am happy to take this initiative ahead and go International within a very short span of time. ‘Every participant gets a chance to showcase their talents in front of industry and this platform intends to assist emerging artists to market themselves through various routes and keep growing.”

The show is ideal for Celebrities, Traditional, Contemporary & Modern Designers, Jewelers, Makeup Artist, Hairstylist, Wedding Planners, accessories manufacturer, Elite & Affluent Buyers with an Eye for Art and Stylists and Experts from India to visit.

For more information, please log on to www.iflc.in / www.teflas.com

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UAE and Saudi Invest More than $70 Billion to Boost Maritime Sector

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IODC 2019 will host a special panel discussion and a technical session on the maritime sector discussing current challenges and opportunities, operational efficiency, digitalisation, regulatory compliance, autonomous vessels, new technologies and much more

 

The first International Offshore Development Congress (IODC 2019) happening on April 28-29 at Jumeirah Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, will discuss prevailing challenges and opportunities in the regional and international maritime sector at special sessions on both days of the event.

With the rising demand for freight handling, logistics, and other sub-services, the regional maritime sector is looking ahead into a brighter future. Saudi Arabia and the UAE particularly are becoming undisputable shipping hubs with considerable investments into infrastructure and for their seafaring expertise.

According to recent reports, the UAE has invested around $65 billion into the development of ports across the country in a bid to elevate its position as a maritime hub. Whereas, Saudi Arabia’s maritime sector is set to receive a substantial boost with allocations under the $8.8billion set aside for industries including logistics in its recently announced budget for 2019. The UAE alone handles more than 15 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) a year, and these numbers are steadily increasing as the region caters to about two billion people in China, India and the GCC as well as Russia and Eastern Europe.

However, from increased regulations and overcapacity to port investment and infrastructure requirements, the shipping industry faces significant challenges as well. A special session at IODC 2019 will host experts from shipping, carriers, freight forwarders, transport including H.E Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman, IODC 2019, AAPP & DCMMI Emirates; Capt. Mohammad Ajjan, Fleet Manager OSV, Zakher Marine International Inc; Jamil Al-Ali, Manager Fleet Engineering Group, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC); Eng. Spyridon T. Lalaounis, Senior Manager – New Build Management, Bahri Ship Management; Vaibhav Gupta, Commercial Director, CTS Offshore & Marine Limited; Carlos Guerrero, Global Market Leader Tankers & Gas Carriers, Bureau Veritas, France; Mohamed Metawie, Divisional Manager, Ali & Sons for Marine & Engineering Factory (ASMEF); Eva Peño, Global Markert Leader OSV & Tugs, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore, France; and Andrea Di Vella, Middle East & Africa Area Marine Director, RINA .

The key issues facing the region’s maritime and trade sectors will be discussed with a focus on evolving technologies that are sooner or later expected to come into play, this includes artificial intelligence, industrial internet of things (IoT), autonomous surface vessels, block-chain, augmented reality, virtual reality, drones and robotics. The session will also talk about sustainability and operational shift towards a greener future.

Apart from this, the IODC 2019 will bring together key industry stakeholders including NOC’s, IOC’s as well as all other stakeholders relevant to the Oil and Gas offshore development.

Organised by Arab Association of Petroleum Professionals (AAPP) and Maarefah Energy, the event is supported by DCMMI Emirates, World Ocean Council, ROPME, PERSGA, MEMAC and Oil & Gas Safety Council. Industry leaders such as Baker Hughes, National Marine Dredging Company, Schlumberger, Mubarak Marine, Weatherford, Wartsila, Bureau Veritas and Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre are sponsoring the event.

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