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ADNOC delivers first-ever UAE-produced calcined coke export shipment

ABU DHABI, 22nd April, 2019 (WAM) -- The first-ever shipment of UAE-produced calcined coke has begun its maiden voyage to mainland China.

Some 10,500 tons of calcined coke were loaded by ADNOC Refining, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, onto the M/V Lucky Ocho, a vessel chartered by ADNOC Logistics and Services, to be delivered in Yantai, China by the end of April 2019.

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Beyonce dons Arab designer on her new 'Homecoming' album cover April 23, 2019

It's a 40-track album that preserves her landmark performance at last year's Coachella, but Beyonce's latest release also has a piece of the Middle East on its cover.

The superstar singer dropped her Homecoming album on April 17, tying in with the release of her documentary of the same name on Netflix.

The album contains the 37-year-old's full set list from the Californian music festival, with Beyonce posing on the artwork in a minimal black-and-white portrait.

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EMC-CV, Erduman sign deal for bodywork solutionsApril 23, 2019

Emirates Motor Company Commercial Vehicles (EMC CV) has entered into a new agreement with Erduman Automotive, a leading Turkish automotive bodywork company, for the manufacturing and conversion of people-mover vans and buses.

EMC CV is the authorised general distributor of Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles in Abu Dhabi and a member of ALFAHIM Group.

The newly-formed partnership proves to be both timely and strategic as Erduman has now become widely renowned as one of the best automotive bodybuilders and Mercedes-Benz van retrofitters in Turkey.

EMC-CV will now be able to offer its customers with bespoke solutions covering the conversion of people-mover vehicles.


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Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Q1 profit rises on higher revenues

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, the emirate’s biggest Sharia-compliant lender, on Monday reported a rise in net profit of 1.7 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, attributed to higher revenues from investment income and loan growth.

Net income for the three months to the end of March Dh600.3 million, missing the lowest estimate of Dh700.5m of two analysts polled by Bloomberg.

Net revenue for the quarter rose 5.3 per cent to Dh1.43 billion, also missing Bloomberg’s Dh1.51bn lowest analysts' estimates. Net customer financing climbed by 2.8 per cent to"...

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UAE's Al Hilal Bank plans digital transformation under new CEO

UAE-based Al Hilal Bank has set out a new road map to transform into a digital-focused retail bank, investing significantly in technology to enhance its customer experience.

Amr Al Menhali, newly appointed as Al Hilal Bank’s CEO, will lead the digital transformation, a statement said.

Al Menhali said: “This investment in digital capabilities places our customers at the centre of our operations and reaffirms Al Hilal Bank’s position as a leader in the market, offering a contemporary Islamic banking experience.”


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Careem launches roadside assistance service in Dubai

Careem, the Dubai-based ride hailing app, has launched a Roadside Assistance service in Dubai, with plans to roll it out across the UAE later this year.

Roadside Assistance includes emergency services ranging from battery boosting to on-site battery replacement to emergency fuel delivery at a fixed price of AED100 with an additional cost of the fuel ordered or the battery replaced.

Gheed Al Makkaoui, general manager of Careem UAE said: “We’re excited to have a market-beating value service that we can test out with our latest product, roadside assistance.


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First image released of Dubai's Legoland Hotel

Legoland Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, has released an artistic drawing of the first Legoland Hotel in the Middle East.

The Legoland Hotel in Dubai will be the seventh to open worldwide and is due to open in the first half of 2020.

The property has been designed to create 'memorable adventures with every stay', fully immersing its guests into the creative world of Lego, a statement said.

As seen in the image, the five-storey"...

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