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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, […]

 
 

Nivin Pauly of Premam Fame Visits Arabian Center

Nivin Pauly of Premam Fame Visits Arabian Center

Celebrating the success of an emotional journey and applauding the fortitude of Dubai based businessman who emerged as a fighter through difficult times, Arabian Center brought together the Reel and Real life family of Jacobinte Swargarajyam (Jacob’s Kingdom of Heaven) last Thursday. The event was graced by Malayalam actor Nivin […]

 
 

Smart Konnect Launches FlexStone- Fire Rated Artificial Decorative Cladding

Smart Konnect Launches FlexStone- Fire Rated Artificial Decorative Cladding

Bollywood Veteran Suniel Shetty Launches FlexStone, an Exclusive Gallery Displaying Artificial Stone Cladding Options FlexStone is a recycled and environmentally friendly artificial stone cladding option. Protecting what it values, Smart Konnect will launch six to eight exclusive FlexStone galleries by 2017. The use of stone in construction and interior design […]

 
 

Bhupender Nath on ease of doing business in UAE

Bhupender Nath on ease of doing business in UAE

Our sit down with Bhupender Nath, CEO and Owner of Passion F&B, on ease of doing business in UAE amidst looming oil price slump and its impacts. What brought you to Dubai — work or personal reasons? Business brought me to Dubai, in 1997. When I was working in Africa, […]

 
 

10 undiscovered destinations you should explore now

10 undiscovered destinations you should explore now

Modern travellers hunger for fresh adventures and seek destinations away from the well-worn track Wego.com, the leading travel search site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, suggests ten hot off-the-grid destinations to discover now, before the rest of the world does. “Traveller tastes are maturing, as we’ve seen from […]

 
 

Places to go in Dubai for a Special Occasion

Places to go in Dubai for a Special Occasion

Whether you’re going on a first date, celebrating your wedding anniversary or proposing to the one you love, Dubai is not short of special restaurants that cater for each and every special occasion. In this article we look at three of Dubai’s restaurants that we think have it all – […]

 
 

The true cost of a bad hire in UAE

The true cost of a bad hire in UAE

Hiring anyone and expanding your team involves an element of risk but, there are things that can be done to limit that risk and ensure getting the best fit possible. As a small enterprise or even a startup there is nothing more valuable to your organisation than man (or woman) […]

 
 

Maintrel 2016; industry promises sustainability

Maintrel 2016; industry promises sustainability

Plant Maintenance and Reliability is significantly important to reduce the overall operating cost, while boosting the productivity of the plant. The first day of the conference showcased best-practices of the industry aimed at taking the industry to next level. Plant Maintenance and Reliability is significantly important to reduce the overall […]

 
 

Cannes 2016

Cannes 2016

A beautiful casting of notorious directors and glamorous actors With the Cannes 2016 all set to be opened from 11th May to 22nd May, excitement is in the air. The festival will be attended by leading stars and directors from various countries for cinemas dealing with diverse topics. “Among the […]

 
 

10 Of The Best Music Biopics Ever Made

10 Of The Best Music Biopics Ever Made

Some music biopics have caused fierce debates over the years as to whether or not they paint an accurate picture of their respective subjects. There’s also the question of whether they reveal facets of the musician we didn’t already know. While the music biopic fall might fall below the kind […]

 
 

Oman, Anantara Hotels is coming to you by 2016

Oman, Anantara Hotels is coming to you by 2016

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, the luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, announces the opening of two luxury resorts in the Sultanate of Oman in mid-2016.  Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in the north east of Oman and Al Baleed Resort – Salalah by Anantara in the southern province […]

 
 

You don’t need to book Emirates for an easy Dubai visa

You don’t need to book Emirates for an easy Dubai visa

Gone are the days when only an Emirates flight could get you easy entry into Dubai. Book the cheapest flight and save some bucks!  UPDATE: We are thankful to DVPC for the prompt action and helping out and resolving the issue at the earliest.  Glitzy Dubai is indeed a hot vacation […]

 
 

Fetching Success – Heralding Women’s Day with Joy Ajlouny

Fetching Success – Heralding Women’s Day with Joy Ajlouny

With International Women’s Day around the corner, we interviewed  Joy Ajlouny, Dubai-based professional who co-founded a unique app-based package delivery service. Joy speaks of her inspiring entrepreneurial journey and the role of Arab women in societies today. Joy Ajlouny, co-founder of Fetchr app Joy Ajlouny’s journey in the e-commerce industry is […]

 
 

E-Commerce in India – Accelerating Growth in Tier II & III Cities

E-Commerce in India – Accelerating Growth in Tier II & III Cities

Latest figures released by Google shows India’s growing inclination towards e-commerce and online purchases which witnessed an  unprecedented surge in 2015. Piyush Gupta writes on what awaits the sector in 2016. Google released a list of what India searched for most during 2015. The list is dominated by e-commerce giants with […]

 
 

Taiwan opens arms for Muslim travelers

Taiwan opens arms for Muslim travelers

Very few countries are perfect for a Muslim traveller, Taiwan welcomes you with all facilities! Apart from the international airports, very few countries know much about Islam as a religion and the needs of a traveller following Islam. Taiwan’s tourism board is attempting to create a Muslim-friendly island nation and […]

 
 

Kafkaesque Ayodhya: Interview with author Zafar Anjum

Kafkaesque Ayodhya: Interview with author Zafar Anjum

Author Zafar Anjum, with his new book ‘Kafka in Ayodhya and other short stories’, alludes to the bizarre nature of what is already a convoluted court case – the Babri Masjid dispute. This interview explores Frank Kafka’s fictional visit to Ayodhya, the writer’s own take on the controversy, and his […]

 
 

Takaful Emarat’s rights issue 36.51% oversubscribed

Takaful Emarat’s rights issue 36.51% oversubscribed

Takaful Emarat raises AED 50 million Takaful Emarat, the DFM-listed, Shariah-compliant life and health insurer, has successfully raised AED 50 million during the first tradable rights issue for a Takaful insurance company in the UAE. The rights issue, which was launched on 1 November and closed on 12 December was […]

 
 

Canyon Ranch® embraces Turkey!

Canyon Ranch® embraces Turkey!

Wellness innovator Canyon Ranch announces its plans for 2016 that will include its first resort opening outside of the U.S., property refurbishments and new in-room amenities. Canyon Ranch®, a pioneer in wellness tourism in the United States and soon internationally, will be adding to its wealth of offerings in 2016. […]

 
 

Shifting Trends in Estimated AED 70 billion Outbound Middle East Tourism

Fujairah, one of the seven Emirate of the UAE is to emerge as a leading Energy Hub. Photo courtesy-Fujairah Port

QnA International prepares to host 4th annual MICE Arabia Congress in Dubai, UAE Dubai based QnA International is preparing to host the upcoming annual MICE Arabia Congress in March 2016 in Dubai, UAE. While the MICE sector in the GCC is valued at AED 4.7 billion according to an Alpen […]

 
 

UAE’s e-commerce industry set to soar

UAE’s e-commerce industry set to soar

New survey forecasts the country’s online trading potential will reach US$10bn (AED36.7bn) by 2018 Currently valued at US$2.5bn (AED9.2bn), the UAE’s e-commerce industry is set to reach US$10bn by the year 2018, according to a recent survey by MasterCard.                     According […]

 
 

How to eat like a business tycoon?

How to eat like a business tycoon?

Good dining etiquettes build your self-confidence By Namita Jain, Managing director, KISHCO.  With the fast pace life people nowadays tend to combine their work with their meal schedule, as a result of which people are giving a lot of importance to corporate dining etiquette’s. The way you carry yourself matters especially in a business environment. Be it heading […]

 
 

Confessions of a Muslim Travel Girl

Confessions of a Muslim Travel Girl

Our interview with popular blogger Elena a.k.a Muslim Travel Girl attempts to unravel the “Halal Tourism” experience, and its role in mending perceptions of Islam Our previous journey traversed the bustling lanes of Halal Tourism through an interview with MuslimBreak.com, a holiday booking website catering to travellers seeking Muslim-friendly conditions during travel and stay. While the interview gave readers […]