Shah Rukh Khan’s rendezvous with Dubai has taken over the Internet!

Shah Rukh Khan’s rendezvous with Dubai has taken over the Internet!

The release of the first film from the #BeMyGuest campaign has already exceeded the 20 million views mark in just 2 weeks. But wait there’s more, Dubai Tourism has another surprise for Shah Rukh Khan fans, and this one too is sure to claim millions of hearts!

If watching this film made you want to pack your bags and catch the next flight to visit Dubai, well here’s your chance to do exactly that. Dubai Tourism has announced an exciting competition for fans and eager travelers from around the world. All you have to do is click on the ‘SRK #BeMyGuest Competition’ message from Dubai Tourism appearing on your social media channels and complete the prefilled caption: “Ilive in #NameOfCountryOfResidence& My New Year resolution is to #VisitDubai& #BeMyGuest to @iamSRK”.


You stand to win a once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy a dream holiday and experience Dubai like Shah Rukh Khan.  Starting from Wednesday December 28th till Thursday January 21st 2017, one lucky winner will win a 4-nights, 5-days trip to Dubai every week, featuring business class return tickets for 2 as well as the chance to stay in a 5-star hotel and enjoy 3 fully paid attractions.

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and grab this amazing opportunity to Visit Dubai!

VPS Healthcare donates $ 1 Million to Emirates Red Crescent as part of UAE’s Year of Giving

VPS Healthcare donates $ 1 Million to Emirates Red Crescent as part of UAE’s Year of Giving

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 December 2015: VPS Healthcare donates a total of $ 1 Million to the Emirates Red Crescent towards theirongoing campaign for Yemenis.  This comes at a time when we are all set to welcome 2017, the Year of Giving, as declared by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates.

Dr. ShamsheerVayalil, Managing Director, VPS Healthcare, handed over the chequeand letter of donation for medicines to Dr. Mohammed Atiq Al Falahi, Secretary General of Emirates Red Crescent.


Speaking at the Red Crescent office, Dr. Mohammed Atiq Al Falahisaid, “VPS Healthcare has supported us in many of our initiatives for Yemen this year. It is overwhelming to see such a noble gesture on part of Dr. Shamsheer to come forward and help people in the time of need. We look forward to their continuous support in all our initiatives and I am pleasedto associate with an organization with strong humanitarian values.”

VPS Healthcare has always been empathetic to human suffering and has also signed an agreement with the Emirates Red Crescent to support their ongoing humanitarian activities in the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent.

“We’ve always been in support with Red Crescent’s initiatives and this is just a mere contribution from our side. We are almost nearing 2017, the Year of Giving as declared by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and I look forward to many such opportunities to give back to the society in the best way possible.” said Dr. Shamsheer.

“UAE is known to have always supported those in need regardless of their race, nationality, or age. The main focus of 2017 will be on strengthening the social responsibility of the private sector thereby giving us an opportunity to contribute back to the country and its people and I’m glad to see the private sector embracing this initiative,” he added.



honor, the world’s number one smartphone e-brand from Huawei, has recorded solid growth over 2016 and has established itself as a truly global player in the smartphone industry in just 3 years. Underpinned by an unwavering commitment to innovation and quality, Honor’s footprint has increased considerably in the space of just three years to span 74 different countries and regions to this day, with sales revenues topping US$6 billion and 40 million units shipped globally in 2015.


In 2016, it witnessed record sales across its range of technology-packed devices, solidifying Honor’s position as a leading global smartphone brand. The brand’s third-year anniversary caps another successful year for the millennial-centric brand as it continues its drive for innovation, and will kick the New Year off with exciting news that will propel the smartphone success story to higher standards of success within the industry in 2017.


This past year has been a triumphant one for honor, starting with the launch of the street smart honor 5X. The flagship device scooped an impressive seven accolades* including ‘Top Pick for CES 2016’ by AndroidCentral and featured in the Top 10 smartphones that ‘stole the show’ by

Soon after that in April,honor brought the biggest global online sales bonanza “honor World Carnival”to the Middle East for the first time; achieving ground-breaking results for its initiative. In just three days honor achieved 100% increase in online sales in the Middle East where the high volume of traffic to the website led to continuous restocking for the limited-edition products.

In August 2016, honor broke records with the launch of its flagship beauty; the honor 8 that registered an unprecedented 100% increase in sales withinGitex; the eight-day electronic retail show in the UAE.


The honor 8 offers even more value to the end user: It has phenomenalaesthetic appeal, boasting a carefully polished 15-layer craftsmanship; a 12 MP dual camera with one RGB and one monochrome sensor,as well asthe Smart Key function that allows users to access Instagram with a single click and double-click for Twitter; at an astonishing price of AED 1,599. Honor 8 is available in gold, black, white and the highly desiredSapphire blue which drove 70% of the honor 8 sales at Gitex.


Chris Sun Baigong, Vice President Huawei honor Middle East CBG commented: “2017 is going to be an exciting year for honor. We are looking at breaking norms and showing our users that premium quality is now within their reach.In the Middle East we see great potential for our brand; this is particularly so due to the predominance of digital natives and high incidence of early adopters that impact the way in which we approach this highly sophisticated market. For 2017, we are looking forward to bringing more smart phones to the region that meet and exceed users’ expectations, we urge the digital natives to look out for our surprise at CES 2017 and to visit our website to know more”.

In line with declaring 2017 as the Year of Giving-Al Ansari Exchange allocates AED 25 million to support the initiative


UAE, December 26, 2016 – In response to the declaration of 2017 as the ‘Year of Giving’ by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, has allocated AED 25 million to support charitable and humanitarian work in the upcoming year. The move reinforces the company’s desire to support the national efforts in positioning the UAE as a regional and global leader in the field of development and humanitarian aids in line with the UAE Vision 2021.


Mohammed Ali Al Ansari, Chairman and Managing Director, Al Ansari Exchange, said: “We are honored to support the ‘2017 as the Year of Giving’ initiative which embodies the directives of our wise leadership in making philanthropy a social practice. Undoubtedly, such a leading move is in line with the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who gave generous donations that have had the greatest impact in alleviating the suffering of people around the world. As we commit to our national and social responsibilities, we look forward to supporting charitable, humanitarian and relief projects with AED 25 million in 2017. Al Ansari Exchange is confident that such an effort will have a positive impact as well as enhance our contribution in serving the country and upholding the name of the UAE on the philanthropy map in the world.”

EEG successfully concludes ‘For our Emirates we plant’campaign 460 indigenous trees planted in Umm Al Quwain

EEG successfully concludes ‘For our Emirates we plant’campaign 460 indigenous trees planted in Umm Al Quwain


UAE,December 27, 2016 – Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), a professional working group devoted to protecting the environment through education, action programs and community involvement, successfully concluded the ‘For our Emirates we plant’ campaignrecently at the emirate ofUmm Al Quwain.

The annual initiative aims to promote the value of environmental preservation amongst all sectors of UAE society. It has greatly influenced a significant portion of society to collect and deposit paper, plastic, mobile phones, toners, battery, aluminum cans and beverage cartons to help with the recycling efforts. Those who managed to meet the stringent targets were given the opportunity to plant indigenous trees under their names for this yearly campaign.


Habiba Al Marashi, Chairperson of the Emirates Environmental Group, said: “We are delighted with the successful culmination of this important annual campaign in Umm al Quwain. Such activities play a vital role in reinforcing the image of the UAE as a country dedicated tosustainable green initiatives. Through this campaign we aim to further engage the community and provide a platform that brings together all our stakeholders to work collaboratively towards environmental sustainability. We remain committed to supporting the steadfast efforts of the public sector with regards to meeting the nation’s long-term environmental goals in line with the national agenda of the ‘UAE vision 2021’.”

The campaign is an important step in enhancing the UAE’s sustainability standards as it helps cultivate a responsible behavior by all strata of the UAE society.

In turn, such activities will also support EEG’s goal of creating sustainable green spaces in the UAE, which it has continued to espouse since the launch of the campaign in 2007. To date, EEG has managed to plant over 2 million indigenous trees across the different Emirates which have led to the mitigation of 12.351metric tonnes of CO2 emissions.

Overactive sebaceous glands lead to acne


Dubai-UAE: 27December, 2016 –Our skin comes with its own in built moisturizer. Sebaceous glands are microscopic exocrine glands in the skin that secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum which helps to lubricate and waterproof the skin and hair of mammals. The glands are distributed over the entire body with the exception of the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet and are most abundant on the scalp and face.Sebaceous glands are highly androgen sensitive, and, although the number of sebaceous glands remains approximately the same throughout life, their activity and size vary according to age and circulating hormone levels.

“An overactive or underactive sebaceous gland can lead to disorders such as acne, seborrhea, rosacea, sebaceous cyst, sebaceous hyperplasia and sebaceous tumors,” said Dr. Noura Abdalla Barakat, Specialist Dermatologist at Medeor 24×7 Hospital, Dubai. “The sebaceous glands can become overactive or underactive leading to increased or decreased levels of sebum due to several reasons. One of the factors that influence sebum production is hormonal fluctuations. DHEA, testosterone, DHT, 5-Androstenediol are elevated during puberty/adolescence and use anabolic steroids and can lead to excess sebum. Insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) is a protein hormone produced in the liver similar in structure to Insulin and tends to be the highest during adolescence and again causes the skin to produce more sebum.”

Some other risk factors for sebum production are age, duration of local residency, halitosis, gastric reflux, abdominal bloating, constipation, sweet food, spicy food, family history of acne, late night sleeping on a daily basis, excessive axillary, body and facial hair and anxiety.


“The sebaceous gland is connected to the hair follicles in our skin and it is through the hair shaft that the sebum travels to the surface of the skin. With excess sebum production, the hair follicles become clogged and if this clogged pore is infected with bacteria, it results in inflammation,” she explained. “The follicle wall then bulges and results in a white head or if its open at the surface dirt collects resulting in a blackhead. Cystic acne is caused when the blockages occur deep inside the hair follicle.”


Most people resort to the many quick fixes available over the counter in the hope of banishing acne forever little realizing they might be doing further damage to their skin.

“People always seek a Doctor’s opinion after trying over the counter medication or resorting to methods like popping their pimples. If the acne is sporadic, let it go away on its own. However, if it persists and you have more than a spot or two make sure to seek medical attention as early treatment is recommended to avoid scarring and the worsening of the problem,” the Doctor advised. “A doctor will be able to determine the cause of the acne and then treat the condition at the root cause.”

“At Medeor 24×7 Hospital, Dubai we are committed to the wellbeing and health of the multinational community in Dubai and we hope by highlighting the causes of these conditions that affect a multitude of people we can encourage them to seek early treatment,” said Dr. Mohammed Berer, Medical Director at Medeor 24×7 Hospital Dubai.

إنجاز جديد في مسيرة “أسواق” الحافلة بالنجاحات مع حصولها على ترقية لشهادتي الجودة والبيئة من “أيزو”


 دبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة – 27 ديسمبر 2016: تماشياً مع رؤيتها في أن تكون معياراً تقاس عليه أفضل شركات البيع بالتجزئة في المنطقة، نجحت “أسواق” في ترقية شهادتي الجودة والبيئة من المنظمة الدولية للمعايير (أيزو) إلى الإصدار الجديد 2015، وذلك من “أيزو 9001:2008” إلى “أيزو 9001:2015” ومن “أيزو 14001:2004” إلى “أيزو 14001:2015”. ويشمل نطاق الشهادتينكافة أنشطة وأقسام وعمليات الشركة من نقاط استلام البضائع إلى نقاط البيع والتسليم للعملاء في السوبرماركت، وكذلك كافة عمليات إدارة المجمعات التجارية والمكتب الرئيسي. 

وتعكس ترقية شهادتي الـ “أيزو” المصدقتين من قبل شركة لويدز لضمان الجودة (LRQA)، عزم “أسواق” للتميز والريادة في قطاع التجزئة لتحقيق سعادة عملاء وشركاء الشركة، كما تُعَد واحدة من أولى الشركات في المنطقة التي تمكنت من الانتهاء من تحويل شهاداتها خلال عام واحد فقط، إذ عادةً ما تَمنح منظمة “أيزو” فترة زمنية مدتها ثلاث سنوات للسماح للشركات بترقية وتجديد شهاداتها الحالية.

ويركز الإصدار الجديد من شهادة “أيزو 9001:2015” على زيادة فعالية وكفاءة الإجراءات المتبعة في الشركة من خلال تحديد المخاطر المحتملة وتقليصها، مما يحسن من أداء الشركة وزيادة الفرص التنظيمية بشكل ملائم كما يتناول الإجراءات الخاصة بالتوريد بأكثر فعالية، فضلاً عن تحسين عملية تطبيق الخدمات وزيادة المتطلبات.

وتؤكد شهادة “أيزو 14001:2015” على دور “أسواق” في المجتمع وحماية البيئة وتحقيق الاستدامة. كما يحدد الإصدار الجديد للشهادة إطاراً لأنظمة الإدارة البيئية التي تتبعها الشركة، مع توفير ضمانات لكل من المتسوقين والموظفين وأصحاب المصالح باستمرار مراقبة وتعزيز الامتثال البيئي في كافة فروع “أسواق”.

وقالت السيدة نهلة العوض، مدير إدارة الخدمات المؤسسية في “أسواق”: “تُعَد ترقية شهاداتي الـ ’أيزو‘ لدينا خير دليل على التزامنا بأعلى معايير الجودة والاستدامة العالمية. وفي إطار استراتيجية خارطة الطريق للشركة لترسيخ ثقافة التميز والابتكار، سنتمكن من خلال هاتين الشهادتين من إثبات قدرتنا على تقديم خدمات متميزة للمتسوقين والموظفين وأصحاب المصالح لدينا لتحقيق الهدف الأسمى لإسعاد الجميع والاستمرار أيضاً في الارتقاء إلى أعلى المستويات العالمية، وذلك من خلال تطبيق سياسات وإجراءات مبتكرة من أجل تحقيق أقصى قدر من الكفاءة والفعالية الإنتاجية وتقليل الآثار السلبية على البيئة والمجتمع”.

من جهته، قال السيد براين باكستر، مدير الخدمات الميدانية في شركة لويدز لضمان الجودة: “تدل الشهادات التي حصدتها ’أسواق‘ لجميع فروعها بما فيها ISO 9001 وISO 14001وOHSAS 18001، على مدى التزامها بخدمة عملائها وسعيها الدؤوب للمحافظة على سلامة موظفيها وحماية البيئة.

ومن الجدير بالذكر أن”أسواق”هي علامة تجارية حاصلة على العديد من شهادات الجودة والتميز.فمنذ بدء عملياتها في عام 2008،نالت الشركة شهادة “الهاسب”(HACCP) العالمية في نظام إدارة سلامة الغذاء، مما ساهم في جعل أفرع السوبرماركت والمارت التابعة لها في الطليعة. كما حصلت الشركة على تقدير الفئة(أ) والبطاقة الخضراء من بلدية دبي قسم سلامة الغذاء، تلا ذلك شهادة “أيزو 9001″لإدارة الجودة في عام 2011، ثم شهادة “أيزو 14001” لإدارة البيئة وشهادة “18001” (OHSAS)لإدارة الصحة والسلامة المهنيةفي عامي 2013 و2014 تباعاً.