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Infographic: UAE Online Consumers Shopping Trends Revealed

Infographic: UAE Online Consumers Shopping Trends Revealed

– The Global Cross-Border report shows Middle-East as one of the regions with the highest incidence of cross-border online shoppers  –  UAE consumers continue to increase their online shopping. In 2016, 68% of adults in UAE shopped online in the past 12 months, increasing from 63% in 2015  – UAE […]

 
 

Six Key Marketing Trends for 2017

Six Key Marketing Trends for 2017

Six key marketing trends identified for 2017 Warc, the global marketing intelligence service, has today released Toolkit 2017, an annual examination of forthcoming challenges faced by marketers around the world. The report identifies six topics which marketers will be looking to in the coming year. “We’ve reviewed the best of […]

 
 

Middle East Startups facing Funding Crunch despite Great Ideas and Opportunities

Middle East Startups facing Funding Crunch despite Great Ideas and Opportunities

ICAEW: investors should have more confidence in regional start-ups Raising funds in the Middle East remains challenging despite the great start-up ideas and the myriad opportunities that the region has to offer investors, according to accountancy and finance body ICAEW. This was the consensus during ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty roundtable […]

 
 

Affordable housing woes in UAE, report reveals

Affordable housing woes in UAE, report reveals

Propertyfinder Group’s groundbreaking UAE Real Estate Trends report reveals unmet demand for affordable housing An exclusive report by UAE’s leading property search portal shows, more than half of UAE online viewings are for properties renting for less than 100,000 dirhams per annum. Yet the affordable housing segment, particularly low-priced villas, […]

 
 

Drones – A menace in Dubai

Drones – A menace in Dubai

Drones flying over unchartered skies have become a menace in the UAE. The Aviation authorities in Dubai are at a loss to counter this threat. More than five years ago, the risk that unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or drones, might pose to airliners was not a subject of concern on […]

 
 

A2Zarabia.com aims to create the First Online Ecosystem in the Middle East

Dubai-based entrepreneur is on a mission to make life easy with a one stop portal for all online needs, in the AED 9.2 billion industry A Dubai-based entrepreneur team has launched A2Zarabia.com as the first online ecosystem in the Middle East. A2Zarabia.com is a comprehensive one stop shop for all […]

 
 

Brndstr seeks to be your creative branding solution

Brndstr seeks to be your creative branding solution

Brndstr is an innovation house for brands and agencies. Think of Brndstr as an extension to your company’s creative team, and providing with technical solutions. They also help companies with their social tech campaigns. Here is an exclusive interview with Simon Hudson,  CEO and Founder – Brndstr.com. How will you explain […]

 
 

AVERY Products Middle East Hosts an Art Competition to Mark 45th National Day

AVERY awarded 18 students with certificates, trophies and painting kits To commemorate the 45th National Day Celebrations, AVERY Products Middle East – the leading manufacturer of printable labels, cards & creative stickers, hosted an art competition for students on Saturday, November 26th at Sharjah. Ahead of the UAE’s 45th National […]

 
 

A Cultural Intelligence Workshop for Top Executives held in Dubai

A Cultural Intelligence Workshop for Top Executives held in Dubai

TPC Leadership Middle East, a group of coaching and leadership specialists led by Tracy May, a highly experienced leadership consultant and executive coach, organized a Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Breakfast yesterday for business executives and leaders from several top tier organizations including, Emirates Airlines, Thomson Reuters, Petrofac, Clyde & Co and […]

 
 

Royal Bridges global debut to take place in Dubai

Royal Bridges global debut to take place in Dubai

  Royal Bridges—an art movement dedicated to the enrichment of global artistry—under the support of ArtBahrain today official launched  its inaugural edition which will will take place in Dubai from November 29-30, 2016 at the Ritz Carlton Dubai International Financial Center. Convergence will bring together for the first time in the […]

 
 

Cybercrime hits 2.5mn UAE consumers last year

Cybercrime hits 2.5mn UAE consumers last year

Norton Cyber Security Insights Report shows hackers are honing their skills to take advantage of complacent consumers Norton Cyber Security Insights Report released by Symantec revealed that 2.53 million consumers in the UAE have been victims of online crime in the past year as hackers take advantage of consumer complacency. […]

 
 

Sabari Indian School embraces technology to boost learning and instruction styles

Sabari Indian School experiences iPads first hand – creates unique learning opportunities through the Power of ‘Sound, Motion, Touch’ Technology has become predominant in today’s educational system. Educators have realised the benefits that technology can offer in the classroom. In wake of the same, Sabari Indian School (SIS) is all […]

 
 

World’s first theme park dedicated to all things Bollywood opens in Dubai

World’s first theme park dedicated to all things Bollywood opens in Dubai

Bollywood parks & Resorts – the world’s first Bollywood themed park officially opened yesterday amid much fanfare at the Dubai Parks and Resorts campus. Dignitaries from the media, invited guests and public who were present at the event were treated to some spectacular Bollywood-styled entertainment with desi dance and music […]

 
 

Middle East braces itself for the biggest White Friday 2016 on SOUQ.com

Middle East braces itself for the biggest White Friday 2016 on SOUQ.com

As the region’s avid online shoppers get set for another record-breaking 4-day shopping festival, SOUQ.com ensures a seamless and exciting shopping experience for customers • 25K exclusive new deals to be launched on the website and mobile app • SOUQ.com gears up for 20 million visits during White Friday • […]

 
 

Participate and win wildlife photography accessories

Participate and win wildlife photography accessories

www.NatureLounge.in presents an opportunity to you to win some outstanding wildlife photography and bird watching accessories World over, professional photographers believe that apart from the equipment, it is your photography skills that make a photograph stand out among millions of similar ones. One needs to understand the technique of light, aperture, […]

 
 

Presenting Alpha 7R II- The smallest and lightest full-frame digital camera from Sony

Presenting Alpha 7R II- The smallest and lightest full-frame digital camera from Sony

Arabian Gazette’s review of Sony Alpha 7R II mirrorless DSLR camera Sony has definitely hogged limelight and got the industry talking about its game-changing innovations in lens and sensor technology. Now, it is slowly creating its mark in the professional photography segment too, with the introduction of a new line-up of products including professional DSLR’s […]

 
 

Noon.com to revolutionize ecommerce in the Middle East

E-commerce marketplace set to boom with the launch of Noon.com in Dubai and Riyadh An online shopping platform featuring 20 million products has been launched in Dubai and Riyadh. Emirati billionaire and businessman Mohamed Alabbar will surely be calling the shots of the new and improved face of ecommerce in the region. Ecommerce, […]

 
 

Blockchain Conference comes to Abu Dhabi

Blockchain Conference comes to Abu Dhabi

Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi will be held on December 8 at Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi. Many people know it as the technology behind Bitcoin, but block chain’s potential uses extend far beyond digital currencies. Blockchain’s admirers include Bill Gates and Richard Branson, and banks and insurers are falling head over heels […]

 
 

Careem partners with Apple – now you book a ride via Siri

Careem partners with Apple – now you book a ride via Siri

Careem, the region’s leading app-based car booking service, today announced a new strategic partnership with Apple Inc. whereby Careem users or “Careemers” can now order a Careem ride in just seconds, through Siri, a computer program that works as an intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator, part of Apple Inc.’s […]

 
 

Hira Industries bags ‘Best Manufacturing Company’ at Star of Business Awards 2016

Hira Industries bags ‘Best Manufacturing Company’ at Star of Business Awards 2016

Hira Industries Awarded ‘Best Manufacturing Company’ at Star of Business Awards 2016

 
 

ICSC honours Arabian Center with ‘Community Support Award’

ICSC honours Arabian Center with ‘Community Support Award’

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) honours Arabian Center with ‘Community Support Award’ in the MENA Region

 
 

Tackling Obesity in the Middle East – New Report Identifies Major Policy Gaps

Tackling Obesity in the Middle East – New Report Identifies Major Policy Gaps

-The prevalence of obesity in the region is among the highest in the world. -Obesity is a major economic burden on countries in the region. -High levels of obesity are due to a combination of interconnected environmental, cultural and biological causes. -A widespread public misperception is that obesity is a […]

 
 

Infographic: UAE a thriving hub for business and industry, reveals LinkedIn Economic Graphic

Infographic: UAE a thriving hub for business and industry, reveals LinkedIn Economic Graphic

UAE is a thriving hub for business and industry according to LinkedIn’s UAE Economic Graph LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, has unveiled new research providing insight into the UAE economy. The research shows that the UAE is becoming a thriving hub for business and industry. The findings of the […]

 
 

Global Business Leaders Conference calls for greater emphasis on Corporate Governance

Global Business Leaders Conference calls for greater emphasis on Corporate Governance

INSEAD’s sixth edition of the Global Business Leaders Conference was held at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi earlier today, bringing together leaders from the private and public sector to discuss the growing significance of corporate governance. The event was presented under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Sultan […]

 
 

Art is Endless Creation – Artist Ruxeena Musthafa

Art is Endless Creation – Artist Ruxeena Musthafa

Ruxeena Musthafa is an upcoming Dubai-based contemporary artist who began her tryst with the world art, at a very young age. Today, she creates stunning, inspiring works of abstract art that evoke the visceral as well as the intellectual in every viewer. In this interview feature she shares with us […]

 
 

Panasonic’s Drone shaped BalloonCam hogs limelight at the Tech Week

Panasonic’s Drone shaped BalloonCam hogs limelight at the Tech Week

GITEX Technology Week has been a proving ground for technological innovation like 3D printing, virtual reality, and drones and this year it has even set a guiness world record for the most number of participants riding in a virtual reality roller coaster. At the backdrop of the tech week this […]

 
 

UAE’s First 3D-Printed Car Launched at GITEX

UAE’s First 3D-Printed Car Launched at GITEX

UAE-based robotics company DigiRobotics launched WiGo – UAE’s first 3D-printed autonomous vehicle at the GITEX Technology Week.  The first unmanned vehicle manufactured, assembled, and programmed in the UAE – WiGo is ideal for mega-events, and was used during the Technology week to ferry passengers from the metro station to the […]

 
 

Etisalat’s Unveils its advanced future-defining wearable – The ‘Etisalat Smart Ring’ at Gitex Tech Week

Etisalat’s Unveils its advanced future-defining wearable – The ‘Etisalat Smart Ring’ at Gitex Tech Week

Etisalat announced the use of its advanced future-defining wearable – the ‘Etisalat Smart Ring’ to enable enhanced customer interaction for GITEX Technology Week 2016 visitors. The event was held at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) starting October 16-22 2016. The ‘Etisalat Smart Ring’ is an NFC (near field communication) enabled […]

 
 

Another world-record for Dubai and this time for Virtual Reality

Another world-record for Dubai and this time for Virtual Reality

From the largest Fireworks Display to the highest base jump to longest graffiti scroll, Dubai holds some of the world’s most interesting records. Now it has successfully achieved another Guinness World Record last week at Dubai World Trade Center for most participants riding in a virtual reality roller coaster in one hour. […]

 
 

Facebook holds social media workshops for SME’s at Gitex Tech Week

Facebook holds social media workshops for SME’s at Gitex Tech Week

The social networking giant Facebook recently organized a series of workshops at the Startup movement in the backdrop of GITEX Tech Week 2016. The workshops raised much attention and interest from participants not only from the region, but also from across the globe. Facebook has, over the years become a much […]

 
 

Glories and Glooms of Middle East Car Wash Industry

Glories and Glooms of Middle East Car Wash Industry

The Middle East automotive market is expected to grow twice as fast as North American and Western European markets by 2022. The rising number of vehicles in the Middle East makes the area a growing market for the car care industry.  Growth means an increased need for car wash and […]

 
 

Dubai bets on Knowledge-based Economy to Sustain Growth

Dubai bets on Knowledge-based Economy to Sustain Growth

Knowledge and Innovation to remain Dubai’s priority – Sheikh Hamdan, Crown Prince of Dubai The emirate of Dubai has worked hard over the past several decades to develop wider, more diversified economic bedrock to power growth. As a result, the emirate has several sectors which continue to prosper in the current […]

 
 

Magnus Telecom partners with MediaTek to fuel its market share in the UAE

  Announced at the GITEX Technology Week, the partnership is aimed at accelerating 4G accessibility in the nation. Currently Magnus Telecom is present in UAE, KSA and in East Africa Region and plans to establish its presence in West Africa shortly.   The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is at the […]

 
 

What Our World Needs Most: True World Leaders

What Our World Needs Most: True World Leaders

In this Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyses the detrimental aftereffects of indecisiveness and inaction of the international community and world leaders on the world. He argues for change in the criterion through which people select their leaderships We often hear many senior citizens, parents and grandparents talk nostalgically about the good old days of their time. […]

 
 

Business Tips and Insights by Dubai-based Entrepreneur Preeya Malik

Business Tips and Insights by Dubai-based Entrepreneur Preeya Malik

Dubai-based Entrepreneur shares insights on doing business in Dubai/UAE

 
 

Thought Leaders at PHD’s BrainScape 2016 look at the technologies that define the future

Thought Leaders at PHD’s BrainScape 2016 look at the technologies that define the future

Media network’s annual conference draws over 400 delegates with future-shaping trends Alwyn Toffler the noted American Author and Futurist back in the technologically less-advanced 1970 predicted a communication revolution in his international best-selling book Future Shock. In the book he argued that accelerated rate of advancement in technology and social change would leave […]

 
 

Startups Disrupting Middle East’s Digital Economy

Startups Disrupting Middle East’s Digital Economy

SAP Launches Talent Search for Innovative Startups Across MENA One of the world’s largest technology companies announced a talent search for entrepreneurs across the Middle East North Africa region to support groundbreaking ideas with a long-term impact for the region and beyond. Startups and entrepreneurs are disrupting the Middle East’s […]

 
 

Snacking on Technology – Freedom Pizza

Snacking on Technology – Freedom Pizza

Pizza, US Roadtrips and Geeking out on technology = Freedom Pizza Founder & CEO, Ian Ohan Week 2 of 52 weeks of inspiration and SwissGulf Partners were lucky enough to catch up with Freedom Pizza CEO, Ian Ohan. We chatted about the incredible success of Freedom Pizza and Ian’s outlook […]

 
 

Syfy celebrates regional debut on OSN with VR hybrid series

Syfy celebrates regional debut on OSN with VR hybrid series

Syfy celebrates regional debut only on OSN with unveiling of Virtual Reality hybrid series and new programming line-up The only science fiction-focused TV channel in the region delivers brand new sci-fi content, including genre-defining movies & iconic TV shows, along with new series New series includes: Hunters – From the […]

 
 

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 […]