Monthly Archives: June 2016

nkdpizza Returning To The UAE

nkdpizza announced today that it is bacck in the UAE with the opening of three new outlets in Dubai in Business Bay, Motor City and, their flagship shop, in Dubai Marina. Customers can, once again, enjoy the brand’s unique, healthy, all natural pizza that has no additives, preservatives, artificial coloring or flavors. The much anticipated return of Dubai’s favorite pizza will offer its full menu for delivery and take out daily from 10:30am to 1am, Saturday through Wednesday and 10:30am to 2am on Thursday and Friday.

Customers ordering for dine in or take out can expect a modern design with rustic accents including white washed walls, fresh vegetables, a reclaimed wood ordering counter and subtle additions, like fun word-find games on the walls, muted light fixtures, and subway tiled walls. Natural green and gray hues are coupled with clean lines to elevate the otherwise mundane pizza pick-up process found elsewhere. Customers who prefer delivery will be happy to know that they have one of the largest bike fleets in the business which means deliveries are made in record time by the highly recognizable nkdpizza motorbikes, who will hit the roads of the UAE this month.

Commenting on the long awaited return of the pizza brand to the UAE, Edward Rizk, President of International Operations at nkdpizza said, “We are very excited to be back in the UAE after an absence of just over a year. We know that our customers have been patiently waiting for our return and we are delighted to inform them that we are ready to continue serving them with the highest quality pizza that they have grown accustomed to from nkdpizza. Our Dubai store openings this year is the first step in our growth plan for a major return to the UAE, one of our most important markets globally.

Regardless of how it’s ordered, the base of any good pizza is an outstanding crust, and nkd prides itself on a proprietary 10-grain Ancestral Blend (TM) crust with ancient grains and prebiotic agave fiber. The tomato sauce is prepared with no added sugars or citric acid, and when topped with a variety of all-natural cheeses and meats, free of growth hormones and additives, it makes for an incomparably delicious, good-for-you pizza. The menu also offers a selection of salads perfect for sharing, as well as all natural, roasted chicken wings and tenders.

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For full menus, or to place an order contact nkdpizza at 04 421 3734 or visit nkdpizza online at

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Something For Everyone At The Burjuman Ramadan Night Bazaar

This Ramadan, BurJuman is inviting shoppers to discover the spirit of the HolyMonth at the Ramadan Night Bazaar,which will be running every evening from June 23 to July 9. Organised in collaboration with G-Squad Events,the17-nightpop-up shopping event is the perfect opportunity to browse the wares and pickup a thoughtful and unique Eid gift for family members and loved ones.

The Night Bazaar will bring together some of the best regional brands and products, offering shoppers everything from art and fashion,to food,accessories, jewellery and homeware. Vendors include stylish fashion from FleurdeLys, BellaSeniora, Capri design,Motley Riot and Le Dressing Room, antiques and collectables from Vintage Frost,art from Paintings by Avan,kids apparel and accessories from Lld Kids choice,beauty from Wojooh,jewellery from Artizan Bar and traditional sweet treats at Emirati Sweets Station.

Ideal for all the family, the Ramadan Night Bazaar will be full of surprises to celebrate the season of giving. Shoppers of all ages will be able to immerse themselves in Arabian culture, and are invited to try traditional henna painting in the Ramadan tent on level S1.

BurJuman Bazaar 2016

The Ramadan Night Bazaar will be held on the third floor of BurJuman Mall,and will take place nightly until July 9, from 7pm onwards on weekdays, weekends and the Eid holiday.

To find out more, follow#Gsquad Event sand# G squad Bazaar on social media,or visit BurJuman and @ItsBurJuman onTwitter and Instagram.
For any further information, please contact:Liz BamfordPR Director, +971 (0)50 551
Aishah AlmasriAccount Executive, +971 (0)56 360

Roll Out The Blue Carpet, The Loveable Smurfs Have Arrived For MOTIONGATE™ Dubai!

Dubai has been ‘Smurfed’ by the official arrival of four loveable Smurfs: Papa, Smurfette, Brainy and Vanity who recently landed in the city of their future mushroom-capped home in MOTIONGATE™ Dubai the action-packed Hollywood-inspired theme park, part of the wider Dubai Parks and Resorts. Adding to the festivities, the little blue friends are celebrating Global Smurfs Day (June 25th) in advance with a sneak peek of Smurfs Village, one of five themed Zones at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai.

“The Smurfs are adored across the world and we’re absolutely thrilled to welcome our loveable blue friends to their new residences at Smurfs Village Zone at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai. Here, guests of all ages will rediscover their inner child as they join the colony of Smurfs and relive their exciting adventures through immersive rides, unique Smurf interactions, delicious food and so much more,” said Guido Zucchi, General Manager for MOTIONGATE™ Dubai.

This October, Smurfs Village Zone will breathe life as the largest Smurfs-inspired theme park area in the world. Parents and kids will feel immediately charmed walking alongside larger-than-life mushroom capped houses, lush forested surroundings and embracing the infectious charm of the resident Smurfs while exploring rides, live shows, play areas, dining and more.

“Movies are a favourite leisure pursuit in this region, and MOTIONGATE™ Dubai is combining the best of Hollywood cinema, theme parks and live entertainment to create an amazing experience for our guests throughout their journey at Dubai Parks and Resorts. With so much unique offerings in our destination, we are confident Dubai Parks and Resorts will be creating unforgettable memories for everyone,” said Stanford Pinto, Chief Parks Operating Officer, Dubai Parks and Resorts.

In total, there are five family-friendly rides and attractions including: Smurfs Studios Tour, an interactive ride which takes guests behind the scenes of the Smurfs movie set; Smurfs Village Playhouse, a one-of-a-kind theatre show where kids can interact with an animated Smurf; SmurfBerry Factory, a soft-play area filled with foam Smurfberries; Woodland Play Park, an outdoor adventure play area and Smurf Village Express, the perfect first-time roller coaster for young ones. Finally, keep your eyes out for local residents Papa, Smurfette, Brainy and Vanity as they parade the village, spreading Smurfy cheers to fans while posing for keepsake photos.


1)    You can meet your favourite Smurfs in person! Papa, Smurfette, Vanity and Brainy Smurf will soon be taking residence in Smurfs Village, be on the lookout for your loveable blue friends!

2)    The Smurfs know Dubai likes its superlatives!  Smurfs Village will be the first Smurfs-inspired theme park zone in the region, and the largest of its kind in the world!

3)    Variety is key! Smurfs Village has the most diverse and unique mix of Smurfs-inspired rides including the world’s first Smurf-inspired roller coaster – Smurfs Village Express, another ‘Dubai first’!

4)    Brainy Smurf is the host of Smurfs Village Playhouse, and he can answer your questions! Using innovative technology and a bit of Smurf ‘magic’, kids can indulge in two-way conversation with Brainy Smurf – expect some witty responses in return!

5)    You can dine like a Smurf under a mushroom-capped house! At Very Smurfy Café, Baker Smurf has created a special menu of delicious treats included some fun Smurf-themed desserts!

Scheduled to open in October this year, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts which will also feature two additional theme parks and a water park all in one amazing destination.


Annual Passes are now on sale at or offering 365 days of action. By purchasing an Annual Pass now, fun-seekers will guarantee their place as one of the first to experience this world of fun and adventure, as the passes will include exclusive preview access to the parks. In addition, Annual Pass holders who use their passes in 2016, will be given an extended validity until December 31st 2017, meaning even more opportunities to ‘Experience Amazing’.


A Dubai company’s innovation could spell the end of a dangerous industrial practice that has afflicted the global welding sector for almost a century. ‘Bear Hugging’ (lifting) and ‘Churning’ (rolling) of 90kg-plus gas cylinders has exacted a heavy injury toll on generations of welders – and cost the industry untold millions in ‘downtime’.

But now EFP-Middle East, a British-run company headquartered at Dubai Investment Park, has invented a customized lifting apparatus following two years of painstaking research in collaboration with top industry and safety professionals. The result is ‘Cylinder-Lifter’, an aptly-named “safe, simple and inexpensive piece of kit that can change the industry”.

EFP’s Managing Director, Stuart Kriskinans, explained: “Hugging and Churning is an industry term for what can only be described as a primitive industrial practice that has been the accepted way of moving gas cylinders to and from mobile weld sets for far too long.

“With almost no customized lifting apparatus available, we decided to design  and manufacture a device that would banish forever the notorious ‘lifting and moving’ hazards responsible for thousands of back injuries, hernias and other ailments – not to mention the crippling cost to the industry of  lost man hours and compensation claims”.
Mr Kriskinans added: “In short, Cylinder-Lifter is a game changer. It’s a win-win for employees, employers and the global welding industry. Not only that, it is a purely mechanical device with no running costs. So it is an inexpensive product that pays for itself instantly and many times over”.

Inspiration for the product came from EFP executive John Jones who spent more than 30 years as a welder and “personally experienced all the debilitating aches and pains associated with bear-hugging and churning”. He said: “After wrestling with these cylinders year after year, one day I pulled my back and thought: ‘There must be a better way of doing this’. Now, at last, there is!”.

Cylinder-Lifter is a surprisingly simple lifting and moving apparatus comprising a frame and  carriage ‘trolley’ designed to lift large gas cylinders (230mm diameter) whose mass represents “a significant manual handling risk”. It will safely lift cylinders of up to 97kg in weight to and from platforms up to 250mm in height – with “very little effort by the handler” says John Jones. “It is quick, easy – and, above all, safe”, he added.

Cylinder-Lifter has been rigorously tested at Lloyds British and Caparo Innovation Centre. It is patent-protected, CE compliant and conforms to HSE manual handling guidelines. Many in the industry believe it is only a matter of time before these guidelines are enforceable by law. Said Stuart Kriskinans: “EFP is particularly proud to launch the product in Dubai which has made great strides in terms of workplace Health & Safety in recent years.

“Once UAE companies only adopted safety measures when forced to do so by regulation. But now they take Health and Safety very seriously indeed. The UAE has just become the first GCC state to join the ILO (International Labour Organization) and is leading the way in employee welfare – particularly in Construction and associated sectors which deploy welding equipment”.

EFP Middle East is the largest independent fabricator in the Gulf, supporting the region’s construction sector with architectural cladding and curtain walling from its 100,000 square foot, state-of the art factory in Dubai. The company also has a plant in the U.K Midlands and recently launched EFP ME-UK Ltd in London which is currently enjoying a construction boom.

Manufactured at both the Dubai and U.K factories, you can learn more about Cylinder-Lifter and see the device in action at its own dedicated website www.cylinderlifter.comPR-logo

Introducing The District

The District is the UAE’s latest fashion concept boutique showcasing a unique selection of the city’s most stylish collections of apparel and accessories. Featuring both renowned and upcoming international designers as well as emerging and established regional talent, the boutique boasts a well-rounded selection of intriguing brands, most exclusive to the UAE.

The Dubai-born concept was founded by five Emirati entrepreneurs,’ Alanood Almansoori,’Fatma Alhabshi,’ Fatma Almuhairi,’Bakheeta Almansoori and’ Mey Alsuwaidi , who’ set out with a mission to provide a platform for up-and-coming international and local designers to showcase their creative lines and connect with Dubai’s fashion savvy crowd.  With a varied and diverse range of brands, The District caters to the region’s diverse styles.’

With a regular influx of new collections, the concept store is ideal for all the fashion forward and style conscious ladies who are always after one of a kind, statement pieces that they would traditionally find in small boutiques around the world. With over 30 different designers showcasing their latest creations, The District gathers the trendiest brands under one roof making the retail experience truly unique for the city.  Through a multi-channel approach and an unparalleled selection of fashion and lifestyle products, the store aims to provide clients with a seamless and unprecedented shopping experience.

In the long term, The District would  like  to be  recognised as facilitator for aspiring designers in the region to showcase their collections and explore their opportunities.  The ladies behind The District are keen to provide support and direction to emerging talent and help establish their journey to success. Featuring state of art fittings and distinctive design housed in a beautiful Jumeriah villa, the store radiates modernity through a comfortable and a well-thought out retail  environment that offers the shopper an outstanding and memorable retail journey.

In line with their vision of giving back, The District will be donating 2% of all profits to charity.

The District

Location: Jumeirah 3, Alathar Street, Dubai, UAE

Contact details: + 9714 882 4777 or +971 – 52 – 9599959


Instagram: @thedistrictdubai