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IMAGINE – A Sensory Experience Of Water, Laser, Fire & Sound Launches In Dubai Festival City

IMAGINE – A Sensory Experience Of Water, Laser, Fire & Sound Launches In Dubai Festival City

In a pompous display of water, light, fire and pyrotechniques, Dubai Festival City officially launched IMAGINE – a cutting-edge multimedia entertainment spectacular. The showcase was one of the highlights of the opening day of the 22nd edition of Dubai Shopping Festival 2017. His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid […]

 
 

Strong Dollar and Softening Rents to Improve Dubai Housing Affordability

Strong Dollar and Softening Rents to Improve Dubai Housing Affordability

Strong Dollar and Softening Rents to Improve Dubai Housing Affordability Latest research report from Phidar Advisory revealed that Dubai residential rents continue to decline and projects further declines. “The risk in the residential market remains on the downside,” said Jesse Downs, Managing Director of Phidar Advisory. “Weak investment demand and softening […]

 
 

Will E-Commerce replace Brick and Mortar stores in MENA?

Will E-Commerce replace Brick and Mortar stores in MENA?

With the Middle East and especially the GCC on the cusp of becoming the world’s fastest growing e-commerce playground, Ashik Hasim, Partner at Precise Communications/Essentially Precise shares his views on the rising e-commerce trends in the region and what it takes to shine in the online space. Will E-Commerce replace Brick […]

 
 

Infographic- How UAE Residents Perceive Driverless Cars

Infographic- How UAE Residents Perceive Driverless Cars

Majority of UAE Residents Excited for Driverless Cars The future has arrived – driverless cars are officially here. Driverless cars are currently being trialled in Dubai, driverless taxis are being trialled in Singapore and the USA, while in the UK trials have also been approved in selected areas. But how […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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. […]

 
 

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 • […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

UAE based compareit4me secures $2.4 million investment in latest round of funding

UAE based compareit4me secures $2.4 million investment in latest round of funding

Region’s leading financial comparison website receives further backing from existing investors, while also attracting investment from influential collection of new investors. compareit4me.com allows users to compare finance and banking products from around the Middle East. compareit4me.com, the leading financial comparison website in the Middle East, has announced that it has […]

 
 

UAE Real Estate Report 2016 H1

UAE Real Estate Report 2016 H1

Asteco H1 UAE Cityscape real estate report: A tale of two cities Dubai sales market forecasted to bottom out by end 2016; trend towards affordable development persists with increase in single-unit buyers expected in 2017 Government cuts to budgets expected to impact rental rates and sales transaction volumes in Abu […]

 
 

UAE’s Residential Sector Set For Further Declines, says Cluttons

UAE’s Residential Sector Set For Further Declines, says Cluttons

Residential rents in the UAE set to decline further in 2016 Weakness in oil and gas, finance and banking sectors blamed for the slump in residential property market  As the local economy continues to adjust to softening global conditions, overall residential values and rents in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi […]

 
 

Masterminds Education to Reinforce its Presence in the UAE and the Middle East

The early childhood development at Masterminds Education boosts children’s learning experience and outcomes Education ideally starts from a very young age and, in the UAE, many children make their first foray into it by attending a nursery. The favorable demand for Masterminds Education has led the global experts in early […]

 
 

Dubai Wholesale City invites Companies, Traders for Long-term Leases

Dubai Wholesale City invites Companies, Traders for Long-term Leases

Dubai Wholesale City, the largest wholesale hub in the world, has commenced accepting applications from companies and traders interested in booking space at the integrated development Dubai Wholesale City to further strengthen the status of the UAE as a key market in international trade Largest city of its kind in […]

 
 

UAE Based Startup Revolutionizes Corporate Marketing through its Brand Engagement Platform-Cwikwin

UAE Based Startup Revolutionizes Corporate Marketing through its Brand Engagement Platform-Cwikwin

UAE Based Startup Revolutionizes Corporate Marketing through its Brand Engagement Platform-Cwikwin Cwikwin celebrates its second anniversary. Cwikwin team has successfully given away over AED 100,000 worth of free prizes to its users. Cwikwin has attracted 100,000 users and shown 200 Contests since its launch. Cwikwin has secured US$1 Million in […]

 
 

AVERY Products Middle East Awards Winners of Art Competition

AVERY Products Middle East Awards Winners of Art Competition The art competition was an effort to inspire, foster and encourage students to reflect on the importance of saving water. AVERY Products Middle East, one of the leading providers of pressure-sensitive technology and innovative self-adhesive solutions, awarded certificates, trophies and AVERY […]

 
 

Consumer Spending Trend in Ramadan 2016 [Infographic]

Consumer Spending Trend in Ramadan 2016 [Infographic]

Ramadan Consumer Behaviour Study 2016 -53% of consumers in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt will spend more money during the Holy month -Price offs and discounts to attract 78% of consumers in the UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia to spend more on food and drink this Ramadan -72% claim […]

 
 

How to choose the right Motor insurance in UAE

How to choose the right Motor insurance in UAE

The road does not end with buying a new car, you need to have the right motor insurance for a happy journey! Buying a new car is probably one of the largest, single investments one would make. It is imperative then that one invests in a motor insurance policy that […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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, […]

 
 

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) […]

 
 

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 […]