Comvita and Microsoft Team Up To Bring Mixed Reality Honey Tasting Experience to Expo 2020 Dubai 18th – 20th January 2022

Bringing a fresh take to the traditional culinary tasting experience, Microsoft and Comvita are joining forces this month to host a mixed reality honey tasting at Expo 2020 Dubai. Taking place from 18th-20th January 2022 as part of the New Zealand Pavilion’s Taste New Zealand celebrations, the multi-sensory pop-up utilizes cutting edge HoloLens technology to connect visitors to the magical work of bees.  

G42 Healthcare and AstraZeneca to collaborate on clinical research and diagnostics

G42 Healthcare, an Abu Dhabi based leading health tech company and a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi’s artificial intelligence and cloud computing company G42, and AstraZeneca, a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company, have announced a collaboration to further enhance clinical research and diagnostics frameworks in the UAE.

Soudah Development joins United Nations World Tourism Organization

Soudah Development, a closed joint-stock real estate development company owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia, has become an Affiliate Member of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) – the United Nations agency responsible for promoting tourism as a key driver of economic growth and environmental sustainability.

Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology Launches Make it in the Emirates Lab

The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) has launched the Make it in the Emirates Lab, a new public-private initiative that delivers best-in-class corporate training to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the industrial sector. The training will also be available to select national students to further support and encourage their contribution to the industrial sector upon graduation.

In collaboration with Procter and Gamble, MoIAT kicked off the Access SMEs program within the wider Make it in the Emirates Lab.

Expo 2020 and Cartier celebrate the official inauguration of the Women’s Pavilion

Expo 2020 Dubai and Cartier celebrated the official inauguration of the Women’s Pavilion in a spectacular celebration at Al Wasl Plaza, held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council and President of the Dubai Women Establishment.

UN-Habitat launches new regional project to increase the resilience of displaced persons and host communities in Lebanon & Jordan in addressing climate change-related water challenges

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme’s (UN-Habitat) Regional Office for Arab States and Lebanon Country Programme together with the Lebanese Ministry of Environment, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (UN ESCWA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a regional project aimed at increasing the capacity of local authorities, displaced persons and host communities in Lebanon to better address climate change related water scarcity.


Baros is blessed with incredible natural surroundings, from the lush jungle interior of the island to its world-class house reef. Coral reefs are key in the underwater ecosystem, which is why we have decided to create an entirely new offering for guests; the Baros Eco Explorer package. This new package allows visitors to embrace their time in the Maldives in an unforgettable way — by personally contributing to some of the sustainable initiatives led by the resident Marine Biologist. 

Successful turnout at Mysk Al Badayer “Brunch by the Dunes”

The first of its kind in the Northern Emirates, “Brunch by the Dunes,” that was recently launched at Sharjah Collection by Mysk’s Al Badayer Retreat, has been well received by guests looking for a unique experience amidst the dunes of central Sharjah.

“Brunch by the Dunes” is held every Friday, from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM and offers a full day of fun activities and games along with a luxurious spread of delicacies from around the world.