State of the global Islamic economy: Eyeing new frontiers

With Muslim consumers across the world seeking out faith-based products and services, the Islamic economy is seeing robust growth among all its different verticals

FIVE Hotels & Resorts to open new destination in Europe

The brand intends to revive the prestigious history of Zurich’s Atlantis hotel

Huawei launches Watch Fit sports smartwatch, to retail for Dhs399

Watch Fit expands Huawei smartwatch line-up to the fitness arena

Fitbit unveils new Sense smartwatch, revamps Versa and Inspire devices

Fitbit says Sense smartwatch has sensor that can measure stress

Hermes

Watch: Hermès creative director Véronique Nichanian showcases the Men’s SS 2021 collection

For its recent menswear Spring-Summer 2021 collection, Hermès found a novel way to present its latest collection to its global clients, right in the comfort of their living room

Spotify signs up as sponsor for Riot Games’ League of Legends

Spotify will be audio streaming partner for League of Legends global events

Saudi-backed Lucid Motors claims it will have the fastest charging EV in the world

Lucid Air EV will be able to charge at rates of up to 32 kilometres per minute

Fitbit Premium reaches more than 500,000 paid subscribers one year after launch

The paid service from Fitbit costs Dhs40 per month or Dhs330 per year in the UAE

Vox Cinemas Imax Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi cinemas to reopen at maximum of 30% capacity

All staff members must undergo Covid-19 testing before these cinemas resume operations

Motorola One Fusion is now available in the UAE for Dhs699

The Motorola One Fusion offers a dedicated Google Assistant button

La Serre Boulangerie Dubai

Dubai restaurant La Serre to expand to Riyadh, New York and London

It will open its first interantional outpost in Riyadh in Q1 2021

New real estate AR game attracts thousands in Abu Dhabi

More than 13,000 players ‘purchase’ more than 76,000 properties in Abu Dhabi

Patrick Chalhoub, CEO of Dubai-based Chalhoub Group

How the luxury retail sector in the UAE can stage a comeback

Personal luxury sales in the UAE and the Middle East has, expectedly, nosedived. But luxury retailers are pushing forward a multi-pronged strategy that will – if successful – result in a gradual resurgence of the industry

New esports team, Yas Heat, launched in Abu Dhabi

Yas Heat launches recruitment drive to discover and develop UAE gaming talent

Richard Mille

Horology picks: Richard Mille RM 11-05 Automatic Flyback Chronograph GMT

Lighter than titanium, and nearly as hard as diamonds – Richard Mille holds nothing back with its new grey Cermet material in its latest timepiece

New gaming phone RedMagic 5S set for GCC debut

Dedicated gaming smartphone to be available across the region from September.

Shanghai ME Dubai

Restaurant review: Shanghai ME, Dubai

Shanghai Me, unlike its name might suggest, doesn’t do traditional Chinese, either by way of its vibe or its food

Sole DXB 2019

Sole DXB 2020 event cancelled, no new date announced

The eight edition of the festival was held in December 2019 in Dubai Design District

Samsung unveils five new Galaxy devices at virtual launch event

The Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra lead a strong lineup for Samsung second-half launch event

Samsung launches new Galaxy Note20 devices, UAE prices revealed

Prices start at Dhs3,549 for the non-5G Galaxy Note20

Google to wind down its Play Music service by December

Google to focus on YouTube Music streaming service after failing to gain traction with Play Music

Automechanika Dubai cancels 2020 event amid Covid-19

The automotive products exhibition will be held from June 7-9 2021 at DWTC

Jim Hackett and Jim Farley Ford

Ford appoints Jim Farley to replace Jim Hackett as new CEO

Jim Farley will join the board of directors from October 1

BMW records first quarterly loss since 2009 on virus impact

BMW shares have lost more than a fifth this year

Thierry Bolloré Jaguar Land Rover CEO

Jaguar Land Rover appoints ex-Renault chief, Thierry Bolloré, as new CEO

He will replace Sir Ralf Speth who will in turn assume the role of non-executive vice chairman of JLR

Renault reports record $8bn loss

Renault shares have fallen 47 per cent this year

Breitling CEO Georges Kern

How some of the world’s leading independent watchmakers are navigating the Covid-19 crisis

Three independent brands – Breitling, MB&F and Bremont – share how they are navigating the current crisis

Dubai Rugby Sevens

Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens tournament for 2020 cancelled

A local tournament may be held in Dubai in December, the official announcement of which is expected on August 10

Mercedes Benz Gordon Wagener Virgil Abloh

Mercedes-Benz teams up with designer Virgil Abloh to create one-off G-Class SUV

The unique artwork will be digitally revealed on September 8

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Xiaomi prepares to launch new e-book reader to compete with Amazon Kindle

Xiaomi has previously launched the iReader T6 and MiReader in China