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Streamlining Global Aviation Paradigm: SITA ‘Smart Thinking’ Survey

A cargo plane in Dubai World Central

At one time, it was quite astonishing to hear about air travellers being able to contact their family and friends through phones installed in their seats. Especially as a kid, I always wondered how the planes could have a link of never-ending cables dropping down from the plane to the […]

 
 

Halal Food, Lifestyle Sectors to be worth $2.47 Trillion by 2018

Halal Food, Lifestyle Sectors to be worth $2.47 Trillion by 2018

Growing Muslim population propel a huge demand and potential for the halal food and lifestyle sector in the coming years. Halal food and lifestyle, products manufactured or produced as per the Islamic laws, sectors are expected to grow phenomenally as Muslim population continues to grow and the companies hoping to […]

 
 

The Yakutian Advantage: Investing in the Far-East Singularity

The Yakutian Advantage: Investing in the Far-East Singularity

8th April 2014 will see the commencement of the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) in Dubai which will see delegates from all over the world, including the Sakha Republic of Russia, for whom this meeting is an inaugural participation. Otherwise colloquially known as Yakutia, the Sakha Republic is located in far-east […]

 
 

Dubai Duty Free sales rise 10% in 2014 Q1

Dubai Duty Free sales rise 10% in 2014 Q1

Dubai Duty Free Records 10% Increase in Sales Activities in Q1 2014 Dubai’s Airport Terminal 3 contributes 62% of the overall sales Sales figures and tabulations for the first quarter of sales activities for 2014 have been released by all leading corporates and companies. Dubai Duty Free has posted its […]

 
 

Dubai amongst Global Metropolises with Stronger Economic Trends

Dubai amongst Global Metropolises with Stronger Economic Trends

JLL Survey Highlights Dubai amongst Global Metropolises with Stronger Economic Trends In order to determine and map out the futuristic developmental trends of leading metropolises, leading global property consultants, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) carried out the first City Momentum Index (CMI) analysis across 111-major cities across the world. The CMI […]

 
 

MEFCC 2014: Presenting the Vast Gamut of Comic and Film Choices

MEFCC 2014: Presenting the Vast Gamut of Comic and Film Choices

Since being initiated in 2002, the Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) has received a colossal wave of enthusiasm and support from across the region. This year, the MEFCC returns to the Dubai World Trade Centre and will be held from 3rd to 5th of April with even bigger […]

 
 

Dubai World Cup: Adding Sheen to Horse Racing Luminescence

Dubai World Cup: Adding Sheen to Horse Racing Luminescence

The Dubai World Cup takes centre stage as the region gears for a spectacular display of horse racing. The most prized race horses come to the Meydan Racecourse, at Dubai, each year to make their owners, trainers, jockeys and their breeding heritages proud. From November to March, the event – […]

 
 

Tagging the ‘Logo’: Identifying Brand Values

Tagging the ‘Logo’: Identifying Brand Values

Dictionary defines a logo as an emblem or a device of an organisation. These few words however cannot actually denote the significance of the logo in its entirety even though they describe the concept quite aptly. When we think about a brand, the first thing that pops into mind is […]

 
 

Design Days Dubai 2014: Redesigning Artistic Splendour [Photos]

Design Days Dubai 2014: Redesigning  Artistic Splendour [Photos]

Third Edition of Design Days Dubai Draws Global Industry Elite with an Innovative Public Programme for 2014 145 designers represented through gallery installations, new exhibiting platforms, talks, and workshops – showcasing the best of local, regional, and international talent. The highly-anticipated third edition of Design Days Dubai is set to […]

 
 

The Beach at JBR Dubai [Photos]

When Dubai does something, it does it in style. The latest beachfront development ‘The Beach’ at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) is yet another testament that goes on to prove that there is a class in everything that Dubai does. PHOTOS: The Beach @ JBR    The Beach was inaugurated in […]

 
 

Dubai Most Expensive for Rental Property Investment in the Middle East: Latest Survey Reports

Dubai Most Expensive for Rental Property Investment in the Middle East: Latest Survey Reports

Dubai is the most expensive region for expatriates to rent properties with 30% increase in rental property rates What’s the next best thing to do if we aren’t able to afford our ‘dream home’ in an exquisite foreign location? Of course, try and rent our dream palazzos! But even renting […]

 
 

Meydan Hosts Final Racing at Meydan Card of the Season Ahead of Dubai World Cup

Meydan Hosts Final Racing at Meydan Card of the Season Ahead of Dubai World Cup

Meydan Hosts Final Racing at Meydan Card of the Season Ahead of Dubai World Cup South African Oertel Seems Assured of Second Trainers’ Title Thursday evening at Meydan Racecourse represents the final domestic meeting of the season at the UAE’s flagship venue with Dubai World Cup night to follow in just […]

 
 

Cars that scream “I’m super RICH”

Cars that scream “I’m super RICH”

Geneva Auto Show 2014 unleashes the most ridiculously expensive cars When money talks, we all listen. Especially when it produces the sound of a throttling engine. The hottest wheels in the Geneva Auto Show this year promise to make your platinum card bleed. The vehicle marketplace that enables customers to […]

 
 

Social Media Demography: Understanding Popular Lifestyle Trends

Social Media Demography: Understanding Popular Lifestyle Trends

Social Media is an important tool today. But going by the trends, it’s women who seem to wield it more efficiently than men. Who invented social media? Who knows, but suffice to say that we can’t easily interpret the invention – or pioneering – as one with a woman firmly […]

 
 

The Saudi Arabian Tale of Women Empowerment

The Saudi Arabian Tale of Women Empowerment

Shifting Sands of Time: Saudi Arabian Tale of Women Empowerment Each country in the world is unique boasting of rich history of culture and tradition adding a distinct flavor and thus contributing to presence in the globe. Alongside its uniqueness, each country also has a few problematic issues as well. […]

 
 

Swift Boat Sales at Dubai International Boat Show

Swift Boat Sales at Dubai International Boat Show

The Middle East’s biggest marine and lifestyle show, Dubai International Boat Show, exhibitors reports boat sales of more than AED 280 million ($76.2 million) during first three days. Dubai International Boat Show has recorded swift boat sales within hours of the show opening, according to the organisers. Dubai-based Sunseeker Middle […]

 
 

Saudi Arabian Cities Most Affordable in the Middle East for Expats: EIU Survey

Saudi Arabian Cities Most Affordable in the Middle East for Expats: EIU Survey

Sometimes we wish we were birds. Flying to innumerable places, seeing the world through eyes unencumbered by boundaries and restrictions. But where our idealistic dreams of being birds and soaring across the world map may be left short-changed, there are many other ways in which a part of our dreams […]

 
 

Families Drive rising Small Boat Sales Across GCC

Industry experts converge at 8th Gulf Boating Conference at the Dubai International Boat Show 2014 to share insights on the buoyant marine market As 60% of GCC youth spend more than seven hours of quality time per week with family, boating provides an all-inclusive experience with sport, beach and land […]

 
 

NIRVANA Superyacht – The Ultimate Status Symbol [VIDEO]

NIRVANA Superyacht – The Ultimate Status Symbol [VIDEO]

Edmiston to showcase NIRVANA, one of the world’s top yachts at Dubai International Boat Show 2014 • NIRVANA will be the largest yacht on display at the show • NIRVANA is currently the most expensive yacht for sale in the world Yachts – this is one word that’s synonymous with luxury […]

 
 

A $2723 Dinner atop Burj al Arab Dubai

A $2723 Dinner atop Burj al Arab Dubai

Fancy a once-in-a-lifetime gourmet experience set 212 metres above the Arabian Gulf, that will take place atop the iconic Burj Al Arab helipad? The Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM), and Burj Al Arab has partnered with United Nations […]

 
 

Dubai Boat Show catapults regional marine industry growth

Dubai Boat Show catapults regional marine industry growth

Dubai International Boat Show growth contributes to robust regional marine industry 22nd edition showcases 430 boats valued at AED 1.8 billion The show’s largest-ever superyacht to be showcased along with 42 global and regional premiers and 750 exhibiting companies and brands Dubai International Boat Show 2014 has experienced robust growth […]

 
 

James Bond-style Hydrobatic craft to be introduced at Dubai International Boat Show

James Bond-style Hydrobatic craft to be introduced at Dubai International Boat Show

DeepFlight Hydrobatic Craft – the newest luxury toy for the superyacht and high net worth market to be showcased at the Dubai Boat Show Hawkes Ocean Technologies announced today that the Company will be introducing its next generation DeepFlight Hydrobatic Craft at the Dubai International Boat Show, March 4-8 2014. […]

 
 

Middle East’s Biggest Food Exhibition Gulfood 2014 Opens

Middle East’s Biggest Food Exhibition Gulfood 2014 Opens

All interesting Tweets, News, Views and Photos from the Middle East’s biggest Food Show

 
 

REVEALED: The Best Cities to Live in the World [Photos]

REVEALED: The Best Cities to Live in the World [Photos]

Vienna takes the top spot, Baghdad ranks lowest Dubai ranked the top city in the Middle East and Africa region, with Abu Dhabi coming at a close 78th in global ranking Vienna is the city with the world’s best quality of living, according to the Mercer 2014 Quality of Living […]

 
 

Oman to Reshuffle Private Sector Jobs to Empower Local Workforce

Oman to Reshuffle Private Sector Jobs to Empower Local Workforce

Nearly over 100,000 foreign workers face potential axe as Omani government plans to restructure the private sector to aid Omani professionals. The middle-east countries are highly favoured destinations for those seeking to emigrate for job and professional reasons. But given the fact that the rise of expatriate working professionals in […]

 
 

Halal World Food Exhibition to propel Dubai’s Islamic Economy Capital Vision

Halal World Food Exhibition to propel Dubai’s Islamic Economy Capital Vision

Global Halal Market Forecast to be Worth US $10 Trillion by 2030 Pioneering Trade Platform Debuts as World’s Biggest Annual Halal Food Sourcing Event  Dubai’s position as a primary global trading hub for the international halal food industry – a strategic enabler in the emirate’s long-term vision to become the […]

 
 

Dubai Food Festival: Connecting the World Gastronomically

Dubai Food Festival: Connecting the World Gastronomically

The Dubai Food Festival is gastronomists’ paradise enriching their palate and their culinary experience beyond compare. Foodies mark your calendars!!! For three weeks, from 21st February to 15th March, the Dubai Food Festival will be on, presenting the entire world on a platter for locals and tourists alike to experience […]

 
 

Restaurant Review: Dubai’s Hottest Rooftop [Photos]

Restaurant Review: Dubai’s Hottest Rooftop [Photos]

Are you stumped in Dubai about guiding your gastronomical choices and are facing a dilemma about where to go out for dinner one night? Try simplify your life by choosing out the brand new restaurant IRIS rooftop restaurant and bar on the top’ on the terrace of the 27th floor, […]

 
 

Grand Museum of Marrakech to add more ‘Light’ to the city

Grand Museum Marrakech

Marrakech the Ocher City of light will finally have a Grand Museum of Islamic Art worthy of the name  Founded in 1062 by Youssef Ibn Tachfin, first ruler of the Almoravid dynasty, Marrakech is at once imperial city, city of light, ocher city, town red or pearl of the south, the […]

 
 

UAE-based Just Falafel to open 160 Outlets in North America

UAE-based Just Falafel to open 160 Outlets in North America

Just Falafel confirms brand expansion into North America Up to 160 outlets to be opened over the next five years Jim Joy appointed to lead expansion in New York Just Falafel, the UAE-based company that has propelled a traditional Middle Eastern food to global recognition, today announced plans to introduce […]

 
 

US-based Denny’s to open 30 Restaurants in the Middle East

US-based Denny’s to open 30 Restaurants in the Middle East

World’s Largest Family Dining Chain Denny’s Poised to Enter Middle East Denny’s, the world’s largest full-service family dining chain, based on the number of restaurants, announced today that it has signed a franchise agreement with Advance Investment LLC, an affiliated entity of Food Quest Restaurant Management LLC, for the development […]

 
 

Gulfood 2014 World’s Biggest Food & Hospitality Show Expanded To Meet Global Demand

Gulfood 2014 World’s Biggest Food & Hospitality Show Expanded To Meet Global Demand

Gulfood, the world’s biggest annual food and hospitality industry trade show, will feature a host of innovative new features, national pavilions, specialist conferences, high-ranking ministerial summits and pioneering B2B programmes in an evolved segmented format designed to ensure the 2014 edition covers the entire ‘foodservice sector’. The 19th edition of […]

 
 

Becoming culturally competent in the Middle East melting pot

Becoming culturally competent in the Middle East melting pot

Becoming culturally competent in the Middle East melting pot Managing cultural diversity is an integral element of life in the Middle East. Traditional approaches to building cultural awareness provide information – on the traditions, beliefs and common practices – of specific nationalities, with the message “people from this place do […]

 
 

40% of Arab Films at DIFF crafted by Female Filmmakers

40% of Arab Films at DIFF crafted by Female Filmmakers

40% OF ARAB FILMS AT DIFF 2013 CRAFTED BY FEMALE FILMMAKERS Arab Cinema Gets in Touch With its Feminine Side Programmers at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) announced that 40 per cent of the films in the festival’s Arab programming segments were directed by women, making the region one […]

 
 

Dubai International Film Festival kicks off in style

Dubai International Film Festival kicks off in style

Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) Kicks Off Tenth Edition With Glittering Red Carpet Gala Martin Sheen, Cate Blanchett, Hany Abu Assad, Samir Farid, Yosra and Top Arab Artists add Festival Glitz and Glamour to Opening Night   The landmark tenth edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) got off to […]

 
 

With the PS4 release, does social life cease?

With the PS4 release, does social life cease?

With the PS4 Release, Does Social Life Cease? The much anticipated Sony Playstation 4 is to be released in the UAE on December 13th and is widely expected to smash all kinds of one-day sales records upon the initial launch. To celebrate the forthcoming release, a PS4 launch party was held […]

 
 

GCC economic burden to hit $68bn by 2022, if governments fail to curb NCDs

GCC economic burden to hit $68bn by 2022, if governments fail to curb NCDs

The $68 Billion Challenge – Quantifying and Tackling the Burden of Chronic Diseases in the GCC: report by Booz Company Urgent Need for GCC Governments to Develop National and GCC-Wide Non-communi­cable Diseases (NCD) Agendas If GCC governments fail to enact measures to curb the rising prevalence of NCDs, the total economic […]

 
 

Dubai Crown Prince celebrates Expo 2020 win atop Burj Khalifa

Dubai Crown Prince celebrates Expo 2020 win atop Burj Khalifa

The Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan celebrated in style the success of UAE winning the right to host the 2020 World Expo in Dubai. Sheikh Hamdan is not new to adventures. As a semi-professional skydiver he has spoken previously of how his hobby taught him ‘courage and bravery and […]

 
 

DIFF rolls out the carpet for a bumper edition

DIFF rolls out the carpet for a bumper edition

DIFF ROLLS OUT THE CARPET FOR A BUMPER EDITION TO CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF PASSION FOR CINEMA. DIFF pays tribute to Arab cinema by opening the 10th edition with “Omar” by acclaimed filmmaker Hany Abu Assad. The tenth Dubai International Film Festival, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid […]

 
 

Teeing off in style atop Atlantis Dubai [VIDEO]

Teeing off in style atop Atlantis Dubai [VIDEO]

Lee Westwood wins in Atlantis Golf Challenge ahead of DP World Tour Championship The brand Dubai never ceases to amaze. Way back in 2005, a practice match between tennis legends Roger Federer and Andre Agassi was held on top of Burj Al Arab’s helipad. This was followed by other awe-inspiring events […]

 
 
 
 
 

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