Style, Substance & Safety
Dec07

Style, Substance & Safety

The Dubai International Motor Show underlined the three S’s that define the automotive sector today – style, substance and safety. If one were to recap on the recently concluded Dubai International Motor Show, there will be three defining features that will tower high. The first, no doubt, is the new models and makes of cars that made their debut at the show. The second is the focus on sturdiness that customers increasingly seek in...

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Grooming Experts for Auto Industry
Dec07

Grooming Experts for Auto Industry

Nurturing the next generation of talent is key to promoting safety in the automotive industry by ensuring the availability of professional services. Sustaining automotive safety also depends on the availability of qualified personnel who can provide the complete spectrum of automotive services, irrespective of the make of the vehicle.  It is also important to have trained personnel who can provide prompt crash rescue services – again,...

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Japanese cars cheapest to maintain in UAE
Dec07

Japanese cars cheapest to maintain in UAE

Japanese cars are the cheapest to maintain in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to a new report, which also highlights the trends in the automotive sector. What cars do people in the UAE prefer? How frequently do they change their vehicles? What influences them to make a purchase decision? These were among a number of questions that were raised in a survey by Carmundi, one of the leading car buying and selling websites....

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ENOC Drive Against Smoking at Petrol Pumps
Nov05

ENOC Drive Against Smoking at Petrol Pumps

The Dubai-based Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) is taking a zero-tolerance approach to smoking anywhere near its premises and has advised customers to report such incidents to the petrol pump attendants, who are trained to deal with the situation in an appropriate manner. Waddah Ghanem, Executive Director – EHSSQ & Corporate Affairs at ENOC, says:  “We have occasionally noticed incidents where drivers who park at bay to head...

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Sharjah gets WHO Healthy City citation
Nov05

Sharjah gets WHO Healthy City citation

World Health Organisation (WHO) formally declared Sharjah the first WHO Healthy City of the region at a special ceremony held in Sharjah. His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, received the WHO’s Healthy City Adoption Citation from Dr Ala Alwan, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean. The emirate was selected for this citation earlier this year, after Sharjah had met...

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UAE to Boost Healthcare System
Aug08

UAE to Boost Healthcare System

Though the healthcare system in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can boast of high standards, there are still miles to go to be on top of the world. That is why serious efforts are on to raise the quality of the healthcare services with a view to filling the gaps in the existing system. A major challenge is that of restructuring the system to benefit the expats more, according to latest reports. The oil-rich UAE comprise seven...

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