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Are you are a fan of Bollywood music or simply in love with Bryan Adams, Justin Beiber and Guns NÔÇÖ Roses? Then a trip to Dubai in 2017 could be the ultimate musical experience for you. Imagine long nights of enthralling music, exemplary performances by top musicians, electrifying concerts and soul-stirring music ÔÇô a music loverÔÇÖs groovy paradise.
Here is a peek into some of the most glitzy and glamorous music festivals held in Dubai:
Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival ÔÇô Promising much more than jazz, this unbeatable mix of quality live entertainment is one of the oldest music concerts held in Dubai, and it will celebrate its 15th edition in 2017. This year the festival is all set to commence on February 22nd , 2017 and the performers lined up for this yearÔÇÖs show are: Tom Jones + The Rad Trads, Mariah Carey + Raul Midon, Enrique Iglesias + Nathan Sykes. Get set for music explosion!
Cairo Sound Music Festival ÔÇô This is a new cultural project launched and is all set to become a series of festivals in the UAE. This festival promotes Egyptian culture and music in Dubai, bringing together Middle-Eastern expatriates and music lovers from all around.
Redfest DXB 2017 ÔÇôThumping music, good food and an exotic setup, could it get any better? This year the festival takes place on February 2nd and 3rd and will feature Demi Lovato, Alessia Cara, Sean Paul, The Veronicas, Mike Posner, to name a few.
Party in the Park ÔÇô This one-day music festival is a must visit for both music lovers and non-music lovers. This festival celebrates the end of summer and beginning of winter. Let your favorite DJs tear up the night while you groove the night away. This hugely successful party saw an attendance of 10,000 people last year and this year itÔÇÖs all set to blow your mind away on November 11th .
Piknic Electronik ÔÇô This is also a one-day music fest, which is renowned internationally. This festival is ideal for families - adults as well as kids can have the time of their life here.
And, donÔÇÖt worry if you find it difficult to pay for tickets online. Customers can now visit any UAE Exchange branch to buy tickets for all major entertainment events in the UAE. And if youÔÇÖre travelling from to Dubai, to soak yourself in music, you can always purchase a travel card and load it on the go and enjoy.
Now get ready to hum, sing, and groove the night away with music, food, fun and laughter.
Motherhood (and indeed fatherhood too) is a life-changing experience. The first few weeks of being a new parent can be an emotional and anxious time. Thankfully, there exists a host of baby-related technologies that can make life easier for worried new mummies. Here, in alphabetical order, is our list of the top technologies for parents of small babies.
Breastfeeding app: There are lots of apps available which allow you to keep track of nursing sessions, the side you nursed on last, and alternate breast and bottle feedings. A popular app you can try is ÔÇ£Baby Tracker: NursingÔÇØ.
Online forums: Online communities have come into their own, lending much needed advice and support. ÔÇ£British Mums DubaiÔÇØ is an example. The website is aimed primarily at expat mums and offers baby advice, weaning tips, competitions and access to a community of mums whoÔÇÖve already been there and are ready with helpful advice. ItÔÇÖs linked to their Facebook group, which you can request to join.
Digital Ear Thermometer: You will use it many times every day, to check whether that crying is because your baby is ill or just fussing! You can also use it at night without waking the baby up if he or she feels hot. ItÔÇÖs not glamorous, but is an essential piece of technological kit.
Itzbeen Pocket Nanny: This hand-held device helps you record and monitor your babyÔÇÖs naps, feedings and diaper changes- essential for those sleep-deprived weeks where you canÔÇÖt remember the last time you changed your baby!
White Noise Machine: There are many of these available, and all emit white noise similar to that heard in the womb, to help shush your baby to sleep. A popular option is the Baby Shusher, which emits a constant rhythmic shushing sound designed to mesmerise your baby into a calm sleep.
WiFi baby monitor: The days of the static ÔÇ£radioÔÇØ baby monitor are long gone. Baby monitors have revolutionised in the digital age, and now use WiFi, 4G and smartphones so you can easily keep an eye on your sleeping baby from anywhere. The best ones offer high-security, password-protected streaming to keep you and your baby secure.
There are many technological advances to help make your parenting experience better. But perhaps the most essential piece of technology is a data-enabled smartphone, whether to google a strange rash, look up baby products, or simply while away the midnight feeds with some gentle browsing.
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Are you an entrepreneur with a brilliant idea, but not enough money to turn your idea into a profitable finished product or service?
While banks may have teams dedicated to financing Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), that option may not be suitable for entrepreneurs just starting a business. To mitigate their own risk, banks will ask for guarantee or collaterals. These are difficult for entrepreneurs to furnish early in the business cycle.
So what can you do?┬á
You can try other practical alternatives to bank finance. One such great option is crowdfunding. Having emerged as a saviour for start-ups with promising ideas, crowdfunding attract small denomination capital from many people. All you have to do is, use technology to pitch your ideas to a large audience. The crowdfunding revolution was sparked by the very successful Kickstarter.com, which by November 2016 had funded over 115,745 successful projects and raised over USD 2.7 billion in pledged money.
Crowdfunding comes in three basic flavours ÔÇô donation or reward-based, debt-based, and equity-based. Reward-based crowdfunding, as popularised by Kickstarter.com, sees investors give money to promising ideas based on the premise that the project creator will reward them with finished goods and services. For debt-based crowdfunding, the creator or entrepreneur promises to pay back the money borrowed. Meanwhile, equity-based crowdfunding sees the entrepreneur give away a stake in the business to each contributor.
UAE based start-up Beehive enables debt-based peer-to-peer lending. The idea is that investors lend money to promising businesses, and get returns on the capital they have invested. Start-ups benefit from lower capital-raising costs, while investors enjoy higher than average rates of return.
On the other hand, UAE based start-up Eureeca uses technology to enable its investor network to buy shares in promising businesses. These investors range from friends, family and casual investors to angel investors, venture capital funds and institutional investors.
Crowdfunding isnÔÇÖt the only venue available to entrepreneurs. But it certainly is helping plug a large financing gap. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) estimates a USD 2.7 trillion gap in funding for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in developing countries alone, with the MENA region alone needing an additional USD 320 billion in credit for MSMEs.
So if youÔÇÖre in the early stages of bringing your start-up to life, try crowdfunding. ItÔÇÖs a powerful addition to your capital-raising toolbox.
The reason for our existence, our beloved customers were honoured during the customer loyalty month celebrations this June.
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Emitting a sublime aura, the gorgeous tiger mesmerises us while strolling around with its bold golden coat, black stripes, amber eyes and strong physique. These glorious creatures are sadly on the verge of extinction now.
On this International Tiger Day, letÔÇÖs take these three practical steps to help save the magnificent tigers.
- Be a responsible tourist. Experience wildlife without polluting or disturbing the ecosystem.
- DonÔÇÖt buy products made from poached tiger parts. Report poaching activities to the concerned authorities. This will help prevent wildlife trade.
- Lend voice to the tigers. Reach out to the public and policy makers about the benefits and importance of habitat conservation for tigers.
What steps have you taken to rescue this big cat?
UAE Exchange recently launched Safe Deposit Locker facility in its Wembley branch, London. Customers can now secure their valuable possessions in lockers that come in two different sizes.
Safe Deposit Locker inauguration at Wembley Branch
- The brand also tied up with Gaylord Restaurant, London to offers its Gold Card customers the following discounts:
- 40% discount on à la carte lunch bill
- 20% discount on à la carte dinner bill
- 20% discount on takeaway bill
- Complimentary bottle of wine along with the above discounts applicable for lunch or dinner reservations (for 4 people) on special occasions.
Delicious offers for Gold Card customers
- Between March and May, the brand also chose lucky customers who registered for Money2Anywhere.com services and gave free EROS premium package subscription worth £5.99/month.
EROS Contest 2016
- To express solidarity towards the Filipino community, UAE Exchange joined the 118th Philippines Independence Day celebration organised by the South Dublin Filipino Association (SDFA).
Philippines Independence Day celebrations
Manama, 2 June 2016: It is said that beauty with brains is a rare combination but, last evening the Indian Club in Manama, the Kingdom of Bahrain, was filled with striking looks, elegance, talent and intelligence together. 13 gorgeous beauties from across the globe sashayed the ramp at the UAE Exchange May Queen 2016 beauty pageant.
Shyann Horton from Mumbai was announced as the winner after winning all the four rounds in the competition. Vineesh Kumar, General Manager, UAE Exchange ÔÇô Bahrain presented her with a sash and crown. She was also adjudged with the title of ÔÇÿBest HairdoÔÇÖ and ÔÇÿBest WalkÔÇÖ.
Vineesh Kumar, General Manager, UAE Exchange ÔÇô Bahrain presenting the crown to Shyann Horton, winner of UAE Exchange May Queen 2016
The august gathering, of over 500 people, was left spellbound when the curtain to the spectacular evening was opened. Dressed in casual, the contestants made their grand entry with the distinctive sound of the Harley Davidson bikes being ridden onto stage by The Bahrain Desi Riders. The contestants then donned ethnic and party attire for second and third rounds. Seven finalists were selected for the last Q&A round with the judges.
Hosted by Anand Lobo, the evening also witnessed traditional and international dancers gyrating to DJ Andy and his music. A BMW 6 Series Convertible motor car was also on display.
Pradnya Walke and Sharada Chamur, both from Mumbai, were named first and second runner up respectively, while Deshi Fernando from Sri Lanka won the title of ÔÇÿBest SmileÔÇÖ.
London, 27 May, 2016: UAE Exchange, the leading remittance, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, has introduced the service of ‘Safe Deposit Lockers’ for its customers at the Wembley branch in London. This new initiative is part of the brand’s commitment to facilitate its customers with enhanced value-added services.
Mayor of Brent, Cllr Parvez Ahmed, graced the occasion and formally inaugurated the Safe Deposit Locker facility at Wembley Branch. Speaking at the inaugural, Lakshmi Narayanan, Regional Head-Europe, UAE Exchange said: “Being one step closer to our customers enables us to create products that suit their needs and provide them with increased convenience. The safe deposit lockers is one such service that will provide safety, security, convenience and privacy to the customers’ prized valuables.”
To open a locker account, customers need to visit the UAE Exchange branch located close to the Wembley Central Station with valid ID and address proof. Renewable every year, customers have the option to choose on the size of the locker and add joint hirers once the account is opened. The lockers, built in a safe and secure premise, are under 24/7 CCTV surveillance.
An affordable way to protect valuables such as jewellery and other important documents, the safe deposit locker at the UAE Exchange is accessible seven days a week.