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UAE based Luxury Online Retailer The Luxury Closet Raises $7.8mn Series B Funding

UAE based Luxury Online Retailer The Luxury Closet Raises $7.8mn Series B Funding

The Luxury Closet Raises $7.8 Million Series B Financing Led by Wamda Capital and MEVP Investment will help accelerate regional expansion and enhance user experience Theluxurycloset.com, the fast-growing online marketplace that buys, sells, and consigns personal luxury goods, mostly pre-owned and at a discounted price, announced today that it has […]

 
 

The Internet of “Threats” Expands with Connected Devices

The Internet of “Threats” Expands with Connected Devices

With expanding Internet of Things comes expanding Threats. Here’s the latest research from Symantec on the ever-evolving threat landscape and what you as a consumer can do about it Symantec today revealed new research demonstrating how cybercriminal networks are taking advantage of lax Internet of Things (IoT) device security to […]

 
 

UAE based compareit4me secures $2.4 million investment in latest round of funding

UAE based compareit4me secures $2.4 million investment in latest round of funding

Region’s leading financial comparison website receives further backing from existing investors, while also attracting investment from influential collection of new investors. compareit4me.com allows users to compare finance and banking products from around the Middle East. compareit4me.com, the leading financial comparison website in the Middle East, has announced that it has […]

 
 

The Art of Brainstorming

The Art of Brainstorming

Everything From Reverse Brainstorming to the Medici Effect Having problems coming up with the next big idea that will catapult your company ahead of the competition? Do you want to improve your services or perhaps even create a new service that will allow you to attain the economies of scope you […]

 
 

Antigua and Barbuda Set to Become Premier Destination for Investors in the Middle East

Antigua and Barbuda Set to Become Premier Destination for Investors in the Middle East

Antigua and Barbuda is expecting to see a significant boost in investment and travel from the Middle East. An exclusive exposition style conference is set to take place in October 2016 at Dubai’s Palazzo Versace Hotel highlighting the islands’ exceptional investor and citizenship benefits. Antigua and Barbuda’s low-tax structure, offering […]

 
 

Panasonic Develops LUMIX GH5 with 4K/60p Video and Breakthrough 6K Photo

Panasonic Develops LUMIX GH5 with 4K/60p Video and Breakthrough 6K Photo

Panasonic Announces World’s First 4K 60p/50p Video Recording Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera LUMIX GH5 Featuring ‘6K PHOTO’ Panasonic has announced that it has developed a new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera LUMIX GH5 that is capable of recording smooth, high-precision 4K 60p/50p and faithful 4:2:2 10-bit 4K video*3 for the […]

 
 

Why Autumn is the Perfect Season to Visit Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan is more fantastic in Autumn season If you weren’t able to take a break in summer but plan to travel to a beautiful place, Mr. Rashid Al Noori, The Chairman of the Representative office of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan in GCC recommends you travel to […]

 
 

Waah Coorg! Waah Taj! Review of Vivanta by Taj – Madikeri

Waah Coorg! Waah Taj! Review of Vivanta by Taj – Madikeri

Review Vivanta by Taj – Madikeri, Coorg

 
 

Grand Onam Festivities at Arabian Center & Lamcy Plaza

Grand Onam Festivities at Arabian Center & Lamcy Plaza

Grand Annual Onam Festivities to Kick-start at Arabian Center & Lamcy Plaza The grand annual celebrations for Onam took place at Lamcy Plaza and Arabian Center on September 8th and 9th, respectively. Celebrating the homecoming of the legendary king Mahabali, the Kerala harvest festival Onam was back with all the […]

 
 

Analysis: Apple iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 Launch

Analysis: Apple iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 Launch

Apple is takings risks with the iPhone 7 & Apple Watch to return to smartphone growth – Analysis by Ian Fogg, Head of Mobile Analysis, IHS Technology iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus feature breakthrough new camera systems, the best battery life ever on an iPhone, and water and dust […]

 
 

Mobile & Social Networks: The Big Profit Mantra For Businesses [Infographic]

Mobile & Social Networks: The Big Profit Mantra For Businesses [Infographic]

If internet opened up a pandora’s box of opportunities for businesses, internet on mobiles have amplified it many times over for both buyers and sellers. Customers now have their favourite brands just a click away with most brands opting for apps or presence on social network sites. As the realtime […]

 
 

UAE Real Estate Report 2016 H1

UAE Real Estate Report 2016 H1

Asteco H1 UAE Cityscape real estate report: A tale of two cities Dubai sales market forecasted to bottom out by end 2016; trend towards affordable development persists with increase in single-unit buyers expected in 2017 Government cuts to budgets expected to impact rental rates and sales transaction volumes in Abu […]

 
 

UAE’s Residential Sector Set For Further Declines, says Cluttons

UAE’s Residential Sector Set For Further Declines, says Cluttons

Residential rents in the UAE set to decline further in 2016 Weakness in oil and gas, finance and banking sectors blamed for the slump in residential property market  As the local economy continues to adjust to softening global conditions, overall residential values and rents in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi […]

 
 

Masterminds Education to Reinforce its Presence in the UAE and the Middle East

The early childhood development at Masterminds Education boosts children’s learning experience and outcomes Education ideally starts from a very young age and, in the UAE, many children make their first foray into it by attending a nursery. The favorable demand for Masterminds Education has led the global experts in early […]

 
 

Dubai Wholesale City invites Companies, Traders for Long-term Leases

Dubai Wholesale City invites Companies, Traders for Long-term Leases

Dubai Wholesale City, the largest wholesale hub in the world, has commenced accepting applications from companies and traders interested in booking space at the integrated development Dubai Wholesale City to further strengthen the status of the UAE as a key market in international trade Largest city of its kind in […]

 
 

South East Asian Holiday Havens of Affluent Arabs [Photos]

South East Asian Holiday Havens of Affluent Arabs [Photos]

A sneak peek for an ideal Holiday destination: Checking in on your flight to and from your travel destination Checking in your accommodation at your destination Grabbing a copy of the city map as well as transportation route map Securing your personal belongings and preparing your photography equipment Opening up […]

 
 

Rio Olympics – A ‘No-brainer’?

Despite spending $11 billion on the World Cup, Brazil has not be been able increase the nation’s visibility and consolidate an image of “happiness and receptivity” to boost its tourist potential. Moreover, its image has taken beating due to continuing political scandal and recession as well as the looming threat […]

 
 

UAE Based Startup Revolutionizes Corporate Marketing through its Brand Engagement Platform-Cwikwin

UAE Based Startup Revolutionizes Corporate Marketing through its Brand Engagement Platform-Cwikwin

UAE Based Startup Revolutionizes Corporate Marketing through its Brand Engagement Platform-Cwikwin Cwikwin celebrates its second anniversary. Cwikwin team has successfully given away over AED 100,000 worth of free prizes to its users. Cwikwin has attracted 100,000 users and shown 200 Contests since its launch. Cwikwin has secured US$1 Million in […]

 
 

Azerbaijan Capital Baku among World’s Most Friendly and Liveable

Azerbaijan Capital Baku among World’s Most Friendly and Liveable

Azerbaijan’s Capital among world’s most friendly and liveable Baku added to the Top 10 of world’s most liveable cities Baku has topped The Economist’s liveability rankings 2016. The city made it to number 9 in the list of the world’s 10 cities, where living standards have grown considerably over the […]

 
 

Azerbaijan: GCC’s Favourite New Destination

Azerbaijan: GCC’s Favourite New Destination

Azerbaijan is the latest hot spot destination for GCC tourists With 30 times increase of visitors from UAE and GCC, thanks to the recent waiver in Visa requirements for travelers from the GCC Tourists from GCC are flocking to Azerbaijan. According to the latest Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan […]

 
 

Crime, Justice & Human Rights

Crime, Justice & Human Rights

The media these days is flush with sensational news articles on violence. They are more worried about increasing their TRP ratings. But this is a modest attempt to analyse the reasons for such acts. There may be conflicting views on the subject. But this is a personal viewpoint of an avid […]

 
 

Brexit Deconstructed

Brexit Deconstructed

When the Leavers claimed victory in the referendum, mainstream media as well as  social media went into a frenzy predicting doomsday for UK. Ironically the similarities are striking – where social and economic discontent capitalised by tapping the fear of people, of subtle xenophobia, and vague nostalgic feeling of making […]

 
 

Majestic Hotel, Cannes: Where Glamour Meets Luxury and Cinema

Majestic Hotel, Cannes: Where Glamour Meets Luxury and Cinema

It’s said without Cannes there’s no Majestic and without Majestic, no Cannes. In a in-depth piece, Rahma Rachdi analyses the evolution of the world famous hotel from its inception to the present day, and the loyalty it has been afforded by the heavyweights of Hollywood. It is said there might […]

 
 

Analysis: Why Was The Ataturk Airport Attacked?

Analysis: Why Was The Ataturk Airport Attacked?

The attack on Ataturk airport is likely to impact tourism in the country and further embolden the Islamic State to expand in Turkey. The attack was most likely conducted by the Islamic State (IS) to undermine the Turkish economy by attacking the airport ahead of the summer months, when tourism […]

 
 

Blockchain Revolution: Digitizing Economy

Blockchain Revolution: Digitizing Economy

Blockchain technology is fast emerging as a key enabler for innovation. But there is still a lot of ambiguity around it. Global consulting and technology firm Booz Allen Hamilton demystifies this generational-disruptive force and explains why it matters in the GCC New and emerging blockchain technologies are integral to supporting and realizing a digital […]

 
 

Arabian Center’s TreeofLife Commits to Support Children at Foster Homes

Arabian Center’s TreeofLife Commits to Support Children at Foster Homes

Arabian Center, the most-soughted community mall in the UAE is celebrating yet another successful season of its TreeofLife concept following the positive momentum it has received in the past few years. The TreeofLife is a symbolic representation of change that is bought about in the lives of the underpriveliged. To […]

 
 

AVERY Products Middle East Awards Winners of Art Competition

AVERY Products Middle East Awards Winners of Art Competition The art competition was an effort to inspire, foster and encourage students to reflect on the importance of saving water. AVERY Products Middle East, one of the leading providers of pressure-sensitive technology and innovative self-adhesive solutions, awarded certificates, trophies and AVERY […]

 
 

Branding in China: Do’s and Don’t’s

Branding in China: Do’s and Don’t’s

Regardless of the recent economic slowdown, China is without a doubt an attractive market with a large commercial scale. The Chinese middle class is expected to number 630 million, comprising 76% or urban households and 45% of the entire population by 2022 according to McKinsey & Company. Opportunities arising from this major context change come […]

 
 

Consumer Spending Trend in Ramadan 2016 [Infographic]

Consumer Spending Trend in Ramadan 2016 [Infographic]

Ramadan Consumer Behaviour Study 2016 -53% of consumers in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt will spend more money during the Holy month -Price offs and discounts to attract 78% of consumers in the UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia to spend more on food and drink this Ramadan -72% claim […]

 
 

Lipault: Healing Refugee Children, One Book at a Time

Lipault: Healing Refugee Children, One Book at a Time

Lipault – a leading bag and luggage brand based in France – launched a new travel bag collection in Dubai focussed on a humanitarian cause. Designed in collaboration with Palestyle, a fashion label that works with refugee artisans for social and economic empowerment, the new product line will raise proceeds […]

 
 

Hafed: A Respite for UAE’s Unbanked Workers

Hafed: A Respite for UAE’s Unbanked Workers

Mint Middle East LLC – the leading payroll card service provider based in the United Arab Emirates – announced the launch of ‘Hafed’ payroll program at the Cards and Payments Middle East convention. The program is supported by the issuance of the first EMV contactless chip-based UnionPay International salary cards […]

 
 

How to choose the right Motor insurance in UAE

How to choose the right Motor insurance in UAE

The road does not end with buying a new car, you need to have the right motor insurance for a happy journey! Buying a new car is probably one of the largest, single investments one would make. It is imperative then that one invests in a motor insurance policy that […]

 
 

A Himalayan expedition to give light. Are you in?

Source: Global Himalayan Expedition Facebook page

Contributed by Nimesh Sharma, one of the volunteers of the Himalayan Expedition June 2016 will be a life changing month for me. I am heading towards Ladakh, in India’s Jammu and Kashmir to literally bring light to the lives of those living around a 2500-year-old cave. About 600 years ago, […]

 
 

NASA-Inspired Technology Ignites Digital Product for Muslims

NASA-Inspired Technology Ignites Digital Product for Muslims

NASA-INSPIRED TECHNOLOGY IGNITES DIGITAL PRODUCT FOR MUSLIMS  TIMEZ5 launches Muslim Physiology course as a digital product after years of excessive demand to help reach millions globally. TIMEZ5 is offering the $49 course for free throughout the month of Ramadan and Eid 2016. TIMEZ5 Global Inc., the creator of the world’s […]

 
 

Humanities is the Need of the Hour: UAE Topper

Humanities is the Need of the Hour: UAE Topper

The week was rife with news on the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) 12th-grade results. Joining the scores of students was the  large Indian expat community in the United Arab Emirates, who, along with their native counterparts, fumbled through the website that on certain days of the year generates enviable traffic. […]

 
 

Higher Education Through Branding Lenses

Higher Education Through Branding Lenses

Findings from Labbrand’s recent survey also indicate an inherent paradox embodied in the nature of tertiary education today. Multiple market forces are creating pull and push tensions, which appear contradictory and difficult to manage. Catering for a diverse international, multi-cultural and multilingual student body while cultivating the abstract ideal of […]

 
 

‘Submarine’ dives for Cinéfondation prize

‘Submarine’ dives for Cinéfondation prize

‘Submarine’ takes place in a dystopian near future that is a realization ofthese fears. It gazes at the past, the present, and the faculty we have to connectboth: Memory. It glides between present and past—between imagined futures and nostalgia. Showcasing brilliant crew, the film is in race to bag the […]

 
 

Woody Allen’s film ‘opens and closes’ Cannes!

Woody Allen’s film ‘opens and closes’ Cannes!

A report by our special correspondent, Rahma Rachdi who is reporting live from the Cannes.  The Cannes Film Festival for the 69th edition innovates by closing the festival with the same film which had the opening, that is to say with the screening of the latest Woody Allen film “Cafe […]

 
 

Kempinski Istanbul’s summer offerings!

Kempinski Istanbul’s summer offerings!

  Abu Dhabi: To celebrate the upcoming summer season, Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul unveiled the valuable summer promotions, sure to excite families craving a relaxed and memorable summer getaway. The General Manager of Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, Ralph Radtke said, “This summer, guests can enjoy both amazing Istanbul and 5 star […]

 
 

The money’s in the honey

The money’s in the honey

Manuka honey, or liquid gold A dawning realisation that unused blocks of manuka covered land could be an untapped source of sustainable income is attracting a steadily increasing number of students of all ages in Northland  to train in apiculture. Manuka honey, or liquid gold as it’s fast becoming known, […]