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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 […]

 
 

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.
Sunday 3rd November 2013.
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 […]

 
 

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 […]