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IRENA Renewable Energy Learning looks for interns

IRENA Renewable Energy Learning looks for interns

IRENA Renewable Energy Learning Partnership helps young professionals to enter the sector. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is proud to announce the launch of the IRENA Renewable Energy Learning Partnership (IRELP) database for renewable energy internship opportunities. The internship database is an addition to the existing IRELP portal, which […]

 
 

Social media has positive impact on Arab students

Social media has positive impact on Arab students

According to the 5th Arab Social Media Report by the Dubai School of Government — Twitter registers 3.7 million Arab users while Facebook claims over 55 million Arab users. Social Media positively impacts education in Arab World: UAE has highest Facebook penetration at 41% and Egypt has 25% of Arab […]

 
 

Are we ready for commercial drone aircraft?

Are we ready for commercial drone aircraft?

Are we ready for commercial drone aircraft flying missions at home or to other countries? A billion+ people on Earth live in areas with limited road access, and without access to an airport, or seaport. A network of commercial drones could easily overcome challenges such as delivering water, food, medicines, […]

 
 

Tweetping : Lighting up your screen

Tweetping : Lighting up your screen

  Innovation and creativity in cyberspace just keeps getting better and better. French web designer, Franck Ernwein’s brilliantly beautiful real time global twitter activity visualization map, Tweetping, allows one to keep a tab on global twitter activity. It appears as a bright star like pixel at the location of every tweet in […]

 
 

The Network Specialist Ciena’s Predictions for 2013

The Network Specialist Ciena’s Predictions for 2013

Ciena, the network specialist, discusses Predictions for 2013 in the Middle East including the increase in Connected TV, network make-overs, 4G mobile and more. The year when the connected TV will find its place in our living rooms For many years we have seen TVs becoming more like computer screens, and computer screens […]

 
 

To Feed a Hungry Planet: Waste Not, Want Not

Global Food Wastage Image:http://www.nepad.org

“It is estimated that 30-50% of all food produced on the planet is lost before reaching the human stomach.” ~Dr.Tim Fox , Head of energy and environment at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers~ The global population is estimated to reach 9.5 billion by 2075, which means there will be more […]

 
 

REVEALED: Global Risks in an Interconnected World

WEF's Global Risks Interconnection map is created from the answers by survey respondents who were asked what where the most systemically important economic risks as well as the most important connecting risks between them.

Resilient Dynamism was the theme for the World Economic Forum (WEF) held at Davos-Klosters earlier last year. Based on an extensive survey of thousands of experts worldwide, WEF’s Global Risk Report analyses 50 global risks in terms of impact, likelihood and interconnections. The Report serves to inform and educate decision makers on […]

 
 

Dubai to set up Framework for Promoting Islamic Economy

Dubai to set up Framework for Promoting Islamic Economy

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Wednesday announced a group of initiatives to set up a comprehensive platform of Islamic economy products and services aimed at integrating Islamic economy as part of the overall Dubai economy. […]

 
 

Rotana unveils new mobile booking application

Rotana unveils new mobile booking application

Rotana , one of the leaders in the hospitality management industry  in the Middle East and Africa, has launched a brand new mobile app that enables travelers to browse  and book on the go, catering to the rapidly expanding number of guests using smartphones to explore available hospitality options. The Rotana Mobile App […]

 
 

Al Noor Holdings plan $ 1 billion Movie series on the Prophet

Doha-based Al Noor Holding has announced today that it will be producing the $1 billion epic movie on the life of Prophet Mohammad.

Al-Noor Holdings, a Qatar based company has announced its plans to raise the budget for a movie series on the life of Prophet Mohammed to $ 1 billion. The biographical moive will be produced as a series of seven films,the Alnoor chairman Ahmed Al Hashemi was quoted as saying by […]

 
 

Dangerous Sports Insurance

Dangerous Sports Insurance

By Rupert Connor at Acuma Independent Financial Advice Risks: We all love it ,and yet, fear it. It’s a part of our daily lives and without it, where would we be? Extreme sports fans, in particular, thrive on risks, but are insecure about it at the same time.The question formost […]

 
 

Dubai is developing an insatiable apetite for key residential projects

Dubai is developing an insatiable apetite for key residential projects

There has been a lot of buzz in Dubai over the past few weeks about highly desirable real estate projects that are being launched and sold out within days or even hours of being released. This is not to say that every property project in the Emirate will receive this […]

 
 

Du alliance brings platform Equinix to Middle East

Du alliance brings platform Equinix to Middle East

Nov. 20, 2012 : Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, and Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC (DFM: du), today announced they have entered into an alliance to deliver data center and interconnection services to customers in the Middle East. This alliance will establish the first world-class, carrier-neutral hub […]

 
 

Gulf nations consider economic aid for Jordan

Gulf nations consider economic aid for Jordan

Nov 20,2012 (Reuters) : Gulf Arab states are looking at ways to help Jordan’s ailing economy after a government decision to cut fuel subsidies sent energy prices soaring and led to street protests. The Western-backed kingdom has struggled to reduce its budget deficit and secure a $2 billion loan from […]

 
 

Abudhabi Eyes New Terminal Launch by 2017

Abudhabi Eyes New Terminal Launch by 2017

    Nov 20,2012 (Reuters)  : Abu Dhabi will launch operations at its new airport terminal by the second quarter of 2017, a senior aviation official said on Monday, as the cash-rich emirate expands its infrastructure to outpace regional rivals. The 700,000-square-metre fourth terminal will add capacity for 30 million […]

 
 

Ericsson helps Iran Telecom in Expansion Plans

Ericsson helps Iran Telecom in Expansion Plans

  Nov 20,2012 (Reuters) : The Swedish firm Ericsson is working with Iran’s largest mobile telecom operator to expand its network and has promised to support another Iranian mobile carrier until 2021, according to interviews and an internal company document. The involvement of Ericsson, the world’s largest mobile network equipment […]

 
 

RAK Airways to fly passengers for AED 41 to Abu Dhabi on 41st UAE National Day

RAK Airways to fly passengers for AED 41 to Abu Dhabi on 41st UAE National Day

In October, RAK Airways made history as the first UAE national carrier to fly domestic flights into the capital. The route has already proved popular with passengers on RAK Airways global network and on RAK – Abu Dhabi route. There is also significant interest from passengers flying from the Northern […]

 
 

Belkin unveils fun and fashion-inspired range of sleeves and cases for Apple’s new iPad mini

Belkin unveils fun and fashion-inspired range of sleeves and cases for Apple’s new iPad mini

Belkin today unveiled a range of sleeves and covers for the Apple iPad mini. With new sleeves and covers designed by Belkin, your iPad mini will be accessorized in style. Belkin’s new designs for the iPad mini offer maximum functionality, individuality and protection for people on the go. Belkin recently […]

 
 

Get into shape for the Festive Season with Right Bite

Get into shape for the Festive Season with Right Bite

Press Release Date of Issue 8th of November, 2012 Address P.O. Box 333615, Dubai, UAE Title Get into shape for the Festive Season Contact Details T: +971 4 338 8763/ 4 3425208 M: +971 50 884 1452 E: info@right-bite.com Validity Ongoing Program Website www.right-bite.com Timings Saturday to Thursday 8.00 am […]

 
 

Connect The Dots By John Lincoln – The Region’s First Business Playbook For Small Medium Enterprises

Connect The Dots By John Lincoln – The Region’s First Business Playbook For Small Medium Enterprises

Connect The Dots by International business-to-business and marketing guru John Lincoln (Vice President for Enterprise Marketing for du) is now available at all major bookstores in the UAE. The book hit the shelves on Monday after the successful launch event that was held at The Emirates Golf Club. The launch attracted […]

 
 

Pizza Express launches PizzaExpress membership as part of major expansion in UAE

Pizza Express launches PizzaExpress membership as part of major expansion in UAE

In parallel to the transformation strategy PizzaExpress UAE have again gone the extra mile by introducing the new cashless PizzaExpress Membership card. Guests were amazed when the PizzaExpress Membership card was unveiled at the launch event at the PizzaExpress Restaurant in Jumeirah. Live demonstrations on how to activate the card […]

 
 

Regus creates new hub for businesses seeking Middle East and North Africa expansion

Regus creates new hub for businesses seeking Middle East and North Africa expansion

Press Release Regus, the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces, has opened its fourth business centre in Saudi Arabia, in the key strategic port of Jeddah. It complements Regus’ popular existing centres in Riyadh and Dammam. The launch of the first Regus centre in this important Red Sea port offers […]

 
 

Riverbed delivers network and application performance monitoring to managed service providers

Riverbed delivers network and application performance monitoring to managed service providers

Press Release Today, Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, introduced two new virtual editions to the Riverbed® Cascade® product family that enable managed service providers (MSPs) to deliver application-aware network performance management (NPM) as a service to their small-to-medium-sized and enterprise customers in the Middle East. The new Cascade Profiler […]

 
 

Get Back Into Shape with Right Bite New Programs

Get Back Into Shape with Right Bite New Programs

Right Bite Press Release Date of Issue 6th of November, 2012 Address P.O. Box 333615, Dubai, UAE Title Get Back Into Shape with Right Bite New Programs Contact Details T: +971 4 338 8763/ 4 3425208 M: +971 50 884 1452 E: info@right-bite.com Validity Ongoing Programs Website www.right-bite.com Timings Saturday […]

 
 

Zomato expands reach in the Middle East with the launch of its Abu Dhabi, Sharjah sections

Zomato expands reach in the Middle East with the launch of its Abu Dhabi, Sharjah sections

Zomato, South-Asia’s largest restaurant and nightlife guide, which had entered the Middle East market with its Dubai section last month has now expanded its reach with the launch of its services in Abu Dhabi (zomato.com/abudhabi) and Sharjah (zomato.com/sharjah). Providing in-depth information on over 6,500 restaurants across the three cities, Zomato […]

 
 

Riverbed introduces new Whitewater cloud storage gateway appliance for Middle East enterprises

Riverbed introduces new Whitewater cloud storage gateway appliance for Middle East enterprises

Press Release Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, today introduced a new Whitewater® cloud storage gateway model appliance to handle larger backup data workloads and a next generation operating system for all Whitewater appliance models. The new Whitewater model 3010 appliance offers four times the local storage capacity of […]

 
 

Middle Eastern Business Confidence Rises, in Spite of Continued Global Business Volatility

Middle Eastern Business Confidence Rises, in Spite of Continued Global Business Volatility

Press Release A sharp decline in business confidence in many rapid growing economies is raising a warning flag that global business may face continued volatility for some months to come. In the Middle East, confidence levels have increased, climbing 8 points in the Regus Business Confidence Index (from 125 to […]

 
 

UAE Iran embroiled in Trade spat

UAE Iran embroiled in Trade spat

Goods being loaded on Dhows parked along Dubai creek for Iran Iran is unhappy with UAEs illogical behavior thus it has decided against opening letters of credit for importing products from the Arab country. “Based on the government’s recent decision, opening letters of credit for imports from UAE has been […]

 
 

Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated: Steve Jobs

Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated: Steve Jobs

By M.S. Shah Jahan “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Death is very likely the best invention of life, he said in his Stanford University’s commencement speech in 2005. Remembering that I will be dead soon is the most important tool I have ever […]

 
 

Aldar delivers first phase of Al Zeina at Al Raha Beach

Aldar Properties, an Abu Dhabi-based property development, investment and management company, today confirmed that handover to homeowners has commenced at the beachfront Al Zeina residential community in Al Raha Beach. Delivery of the first phase of the development which consists of three precincts (C, D & E) began last week, […]

 
 

Etihad Rail Set to Run the Tracks

The UAE railway project has started its first run and will be connecting all major cities and towns of the country.Etihad Rail has adopted a new corporate image incorporating the colours of the national flag, to symbolise the national significance of the railway and hasawarded a contract for a whopping […]

 
 

MENA Bonds to Cross $40b Mark

This year the bond market in the Middle East and North Africa region is expected to match or exceed last year’s level of $40 billion (Dh146 billion) because of increased borrowing requirements and improved pricing, said a senior Deutsche Bank executive on Tuesday. There had been 17 issues so far […]

 
 

Metro goes Green in September

RTA announces Dubai Metro’s Green Line ready for operation and scheduled for launch in September. By targeting the dynamic and high-density commercial, government and residential areas, RTA expects a rise in public transport users with the opening of the new Green line. Spanning 23-kilometres, the Green Line starts at the […]

 
 

Return of the F1

Formula One Grand Prix to be reinstated this year, after being postponed due to the violent pro-democracy protests in Bahrain. The sporting event is estimated to be worth US$600 million (Dh2.2 billion) to the country’s economy. The F1 governing body on Friday announced a unanimous decision to reschedule the event […]

 
 

Emirates floats $1b bond issue

One of the Arab world’s largest carriers, the Emirates, announced the successful close of its US dollar “Reg S” bond issue at $1 billion and has picked four banks for a possible dollar bond issue. Government-owned Emirates has chosen Deutsche Bank AG, Emirates NBD PJSC, HSBC Holdings Plc and Morgan […]

 
 

Dubai Airport Show opens

Running successfully into its eleventh year, the Airport Show opened on Tuesday at the Dubai Airport Expo Centre. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group, inaugurated the event that has the potential to generate […]

 
 

Dh2m worth counterfeit notes seized

Dh2 million worth of counterfeit bank notes were seized by the Dubai Customs as an African passenger flying to the UAE, apparently for trade activities, aroused suspicion. The suspected female passenger carried undeclared currency and hesitated at the inspection counter. The confiscated bank notes included 367 bills of 500 euros, […]

 
 

April inflation in Saudi higher on rising food cost

An increase in food and transport cost causes the worlds top oil exporter, Saudi Arabia to face an annual inflation that inched up to 4.8 per cent in April. Analysts expect price pressures to grow in the next few months. With inflation on a gradual yet increasing path, living costs […]

 
 

Mixed-bag results for UAE banking sector

While in other industries there has been a cautious rise in vacancies, the banking sector has experienced a wave of lay-offs in the past month. Hiring is slowly picking up in the UAE, but not in financial services. HSBChas cut 370 jobs in its Middle East business, whileBarclaysrecently moved the […]

 
 

Emirates NBD: Strategic expansion continues in Abu Dhabi

As a significant step towards the strategy to increase branch network in Abu Dhabi, Emirates NBD announced that it has further extended retail banking facilities to its customers in the UAE capital. With a total of 15 branches in Abu Dhabi, 49 ATMs and 14 CDMs, Emirates NBD continues to […]

 
 
 
 
 

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