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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 […]

 
 

A must visit winter destination in India

A must visit winter destination in India

Wondering where to go this New Year’s? Head straight to India and look at this gem in the lap of nature–Lakshman Sagar Genre: Romantic, Luxury, Nature Retreat Just a day before the trip, I realized that I might have limited access to internet and phones. I was wondering why I […]

 
 

Shifting Balances and Maintaining Control in the Volatile Middle East

Shifting Balances and Maintaining Control in the Volatile Middle East

Shifting Balances and Maintaining Control in the Volatile Middle East Very few countries in the world have to tiptoe daily around countless sensitive balances, all precariously maintained in a volatile geographic area. Turkey is one of them and the challenges it is facing everyday are like no other. November 24th […]

 
 

Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre Launches Great Ballroom

Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre Launches Great Ballroom

Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre Launches Great Ballroom Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre celebrated the inauguration of the Great Ballroom, a 2467 sq meters Pillar-less ballroom that can accommodate 1,750 guests, making it one of Dubai’s tallest and most spacious ballroom venues. SEE ALSO: Le Méridien […]

 
 

Abu Dhabi prepares for GRAND PRIX

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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The grid begins to clear prior to the start.
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Yas Marina Circuit opens its doors to racing action Over the next four days, the global motorsport spotlight will once again turn to Yas Marina Circuit as it hosts what is sure to be an epic finale to the 2015 Formula 1® season. A crowd of 60,000 people is expected to […]

 
 

Ericsson and Ooredoo Group together for 5G

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Ericsson and Ooredoo Group have signed a memorandum of understanding for 5G development In line with the MoU cooperation for 5G, Ooredoo and Ericsson will develop use cases, requirements and deployment scenarios for 5G The MoU enables Ooredoo and Ericsson to evaluate Key 5G components in a controlled environment Ericsson […]

 
 

Aruba connects over 35,000 Devices to WLAN

Aruba Networks provides secure, high speed wireless connectivity to exhibitors and trade visitors during the five day event Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia’s (MENASA) largest venue operator and home-grown event organiser has partnered with Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, to provide […]

 
 

Takaful Emarat invests in its Emiratisation programme

On-going growth continues as Takaful Emarat well-positioned to capitalize on the roll out of mandatory health insurance in Dubai Takaful Emarat (“the Company”), the DFM-listed, Shariah-compliant Life and Health Takaful Provider, continues to invest in its on-going Emiratisation programme in support of the  UAE’s National Agenda, launched by His Highness […]

 
 

Unity Can Deny ISIS Victory

Unity Can Deny ISIS Victory

  The past few days have been punctuated with violence of unimaginable magnitude and impact. Never has the world borne bloodshed on her soil when the next one set off with greater intensity, barely leaving time before terrifying shrieks could be contained to make room for more. Twin explosions in Beirut, […]

 
 

Diabetes claims one life in every 7 seconds

Diabetes claims one life in every 7 seconds

One of the biggest devil on earth–diabetes According to a report by World Health Organization (WHO), Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number one cause of deaths globally claiming more lives annually than from any other cause. CVD is a major complication of diabetes and the leading cause of early death among people with diabetes—about 65% […]

 
 

Facebook now has 114m monthly active users in MENA

Facebook now has 114m monthly active users in MENA

Latest numbers revealed by world’s biggest social networking company shows that more than 100 million people connect, discover and share on Facebook on mobile across the MENA region Regional mobile growth results in 114 million monthly active regional users Every day Facebook has 8 billion video views globally Facebook in […]

 
 

Emirates signs US$16 billion engine services deal with GE Aviation

Emirates signs US$16 billion engine services deal with GE Aviation

On the second day of Dubai Airshow 2015 Emirates signs US$16 billion engine services deal with GE Aviation Emirates has signed a $16 billion OnPointSM solution agreement with GE Aviation for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of the GE9X engines that will power the airline’s fleet of 150 Boeing […]

 
 

International and domestic traffic powers Middle East growth

International and domestic traffic powers Middle East growth

Some 2,500 new passenger and freighter aircraft required over the next 20 years Aviation growth in the Middle East has been so impressive; few regions of the world can match it. In the last decade, travel to from and within the region has quadrupled earning the region the title of […]

 
 

World’s fastest 3D-printed Drone unveiled at Dubai Airshow 2015

World’s fastest 3D-printed Drone unveiled at Dubai Airshow 2015

The Dubai Airshow has always been at the forefront of the aerospace industry, and the opening day of the 2015 edition was no different. The world’s fastest, largest and most complex 3D-printed drone was unveiled at Dubai Airshow today, forming the centrepiece of the region’s debut 3D Printshow. The jet-engine […]

 
 

Interview: How Sergey Petrossov revolutionized private jet business

Interview: How Sergey Petrossov revolutionized private jet business

JetSmarter is the Uber for Private Jets Sergey Petrossov, Chief Executive Officer and founder of JetSmarter, is one of those few people who are in the field of aviation but at the same time respect the importance of latest IT trends to fortify their business.  The Arabian Gazette managed to […]

 
 

Boeing to Establish Middle East Headquarters at Dubai South

Boeing to Establish Middle East Headquarters at Dubai South

The plan is to establish Boeing Middle East’s headquarters, a spare parts warehouse, a distribution facility and a maintenance training facility to service the region Boeing today announced at the Dubai Airshow a Memorandum of Agreement with Dubai South, outlining the company’s intention to establish its Middle East headquarters in the […]

 
 

India’s Agra seeks serious business

India’s Agra seeks serious business

  The city of Taj Mahal (one of the seven wonders of the world), bags state honours Indian cities of historic importance and cultural heritage, are being developed to host MICE events. Once such destination is Agra, the city of Taj Mahal–one of the seven wonders of the world. Apart from doing […]

 
 

India’s Sleep Startup

Alphonse Reddy, founder of a startup, Sunday, writes in to Arabian Gazette.  What is ‘Sunday’ all about? It is India’s first sleep startup, that strives to standardize the mattress buying experience in the country. Each product nattily carries the Sunday monogram designed by acclaimed Japanese designer Hiroko Shiratori. We saw a scope […]

 
 

Etisalat launches High-speed public WiFi, Free for mobile data customers

Etisalat launches High-speed public WiFi, Free for mobile data customers

  Etisalat announced today the launch of ‘UAE WiFi by Etisalat’ – the telco’s high-speed public WiFi in the UAE. It lets UAE’s residents connect to the Internet using their mobile devices in more than 250 major public locations across the country at topmost speeds and the highest available quality […]

 
 

Sun-soaked Turkey to promote renewable energy

Sun-soaked Turkey to promote renewable energy

Turkey to meet energy requirements via renewable sources by 2023 Turkish government announcing its objective to meet 30% of the nation’s energy requirements via renewable sources by 2023, a target that includes a minimum 3GW-share for solar PV projects. The recently concluded high-profile German trade mission to Istanbul and Ankara, […]

 
 

Remarketing on Facebook is the in-thing: Hania Hoss

Remarketing on Facebook is the in-thing: Hania Hoss

Interview with Hania Hoss, where she talks about all things digital and social media Hania ElSolh Hoss is a social and digital media manager based out of Dubai. She has been associated with the world’s most sought after brands such as Nike, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Crocs. During her free time, she develops mobile applications […]

 
 

Civilization when coupled with culture

Civilization when coupled with culture

Civilization and culture must never cluster because otherwise it would rip civilization of generality; with local cultures, resultantly, obstructing its penetration doubtlessly with insurmountable resolve and resistance     History has always been on the qui vive, with intentions to unearthing, for contestations among nations on cultural and among groups […]

 
 

Emirates Airline Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Emirates Airline Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Dubai’s flagship airline that started 30 years back with just two planes and $10 million is now named the world’s most valuable airline brand, with an estimated value of $6.6 billion Emirates Airlines celebrated its 30th anniversary on 25 October 2015. Commemorating the occasion, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al […]

 
 

YouTube goes premium!

YouTube goes premium!

From an amalgam of short clips on the web in 2005, Youtube has grown exponentially in the past decade since its founding. The video czar recently took its next big step with the announcement of YouTube Red – a premium service that will eliminate ads and provide exclusive original contents […]

 
 

Middle East towards digital transformation

Middle East towards digital transformation

  Simplifying operations through real-time analysis of data from different divisions is very important Middle East enterprises must recruit higher level strategists to drive digital transformations, global CIOs urged during GITEX Technology Week 2015’s conferences program. As the Internet of Things era advances in the Middle East, Frost & Sullivan […]

 
 

Best Leaders are the Best Learners: Jim Kouzes

Best Leaders are the Best Learners: Jim Kouzes

Jim Kouzes is the Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership at Santa Clara University and has co-authored over 30 extensively-researched books, including the award-winning The Leadership Challenge (published by Wiley). An experienced executive, he lectures on leadership around the world to corporations, governments and non-profits. He will be providing a keynote […]

 
 

Meraas and AliCloud launch joint venture—Yvolv

Meraas and AliCloud launch joint venture—Yvolv

Yvolv will provide scalable and flexible customized solutions in cloud computing, digital consulting, and system integration in the MENA region. Dubai Ruler owned entity Meraas and the China-based Alibaba Group’s cloud computing subsidiary, AliCloud, plan to launch their joint venture Yvolv at GITEX Technology Week 2015. “In line with the […]

 
 

UAE readies for personalized gourmet food experience

UAE readies for personalized gourmet food experience

Foodiac – the new “Airbnb for chefs” challenges the dining market in UAE Foodiac, a Finland based start-up marketplace for high-end professional private chefs and allied services, expands its base in UAE. Supported by Turn8-accelarator, the start-up aims to bring together host of new, local, national and international chefs at […]

 
 

Jennifer Aniston takes a jibe at US airlines in Emirates Ad

Jennifer Aniston takes a jibe at US airlines in Emirates Ad

USD 5mn deal gets Jennifer Aniston on Emirates in bathrobe! We had reported in August earlier this year about how Hollywood is eyeing the Middle Eastern airlines. Indeed, Emirates Airlines, based out of Dubai, has come out with a witty digital  and television advertisement starring Jennifer Aniston. The newly released […]

 
 

Medical Tourism on the rise in GCC say experts

Medical Tourism on the rise in GCC say experts

Medical Tourism on the rise in GCC says experts at the International Medical Conference and Exhibition in Dubai Patients considering seeking medical and wellness treatments abroad will be able to connect with leading experts in medical tourism and even find their perfect treatment plan at the International Medical travel Conference […]

 
 

An online Arabic content revolution in the making?

An online Arabic content revolution in the making?

Middle East’s Top VC predicts Arabic content revolution in the making BECO sees great opportunities in Arabic digital content in the region Arabic: 4th most popular language globally 60% of Arabic speakers prefer browsing internet content in Arabic 97% in Saudi Arabia and Egypt BECO Capital, a regional venture capital firm […]

 
 

Visiting Orwell’s 1984 in 2015

Visiting Orwell’s 1984 in 2015

Reading the book 1984, I found that the classic narrative of a police state resonated with aspects of modern society, and with an infamous country that’s clearly a page out of this book ’It was my little daughter,’ said Parsons with a sort of doleful pride. ’She listened at the keyhole. Heard […]

 
 

Region’s First Ever Tech Innovation Lounge Opens in Dubai Media City

Region’s First Ever Tech Innovation Lounge Opens in Dubai Media City

CREATIVE INDUSTRY FIRST: DUBAI TO GET A TASTE OF FLUX INNOVATION Engage Works and StartJG unite to launch Dubai’s first ever tech innovation lounge Interactive technology group Engage Works and strategic brand design agency StartJG bring the Flux Innovation Lounge to the Middle East Engage Works and StartJG have today […]

 
 

When Conscience Dies, Eyes Go Blind, and Ears Deaf

When Conscience Dies, Eyes Go Blind, and Ears Deaf

“Conscience” is the gate, the key to all the goodness that may come upon a person in his life – Harun Yahya A man who picks a small kitten up from the middle of the road to protect it from being crushed… A woman who buys something to eat for […]