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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 […]

 
 

The Internet of “Threats” Expands with Connected Devices

The Internet of “Threats” Expands with Connected Devices

With expanding Internet of Things comes expanding Threats. Here’s the latest research from Symantec on the ever-evolving threat landscape and what you as a consumer can do about it Symantec today revealed new research demonstrating how cybercriminal networks are taking advantage of lax Internet of Things (IoT) device security to […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

The Art of Brainstorming

The Art of Brainstorming

Everything From Reverse Brainstorming to the Medici Effect Having problems coming up with the next big idea that will catapult your company ahead of the competition? Do you want to improve your services or perhaps even create a new service that will allow you to attain the economies of scope you […]

 
 

Antigua and Barbuda Set to Become Premier Destination for Investors in the Middle East

Antigua and Barbuda Set to Become Premier Destination for Investors in the Middle East

Antigua and Barbuda is expecting to see a significant boost in investment and travel from the Middle East. An exclusive exposition style conference is set to take place in October 2016 at Dubai’s Palazzo Versace Hotel highlighting the islands’ exceptional investor and citizenship benefits. Antigua and Barbuda’s low-tax structure, offering […]

 
 

Panasonic Develops LUMIX GH5 with 4K/60p Video and Breakthrough 6K Photo

Panasonic Develops LUMIX GH5 with 4K/60p Video and Breakthrough 6K Photo

Panasonic Announces World’s First 4K 60p/50p Video Recording Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera LUMIX GH5 Featuring ‘6K PHOTO’ Panasonic has announced that it has developed a new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera LUMIX GH5 that is capable of recording smooth, high-precision 4K 60p/50p and faithful 4:2:2 10-bit 4K video*3 for the […]

 
 

Why Autumn is the Perfect Season to Visit Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan is more fantastic in Autumn season If you weren’t able to take a break in summer but plan to travel to a beautiful place, Mr. Rashid Al Noori, The Chairman of the Representative office of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan in GCC recommends you travel to […]

 
 

Waah Coorg! Waah Taj! Review of Vivanta by Taj – Madikeri

Waah Coorg! Waah Taj! Review of Vivanta by Taj – Madikeri

Review Vivanta by Taj – Madikeri, Coorg

 
 

Grand Onam Festivities at Arabian Center & Lamcy Plaza

Grand Onam Festivities at Arabian Center & Lamcy Plaza

Grand Annual Onam Festivities to Kick-start at Arabian Center & Lamcy Plaza The grand annual celebrations for Onam took place at Lamcy Plaza and Arabian Center on September 8th and 9th, respectively. Celebrating the homecoming of the legendary king Mahabali, the Kerala harvest festival Onam was back with all the […]

 
 

Analysis: Apple iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 Launch

Analysis: Apple iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 Launch

Apple is takings risks with the iPhone 7 & Apple Watch to return to smartphone growth – Analysis by Ian Fogg, Head of Mobile Analysis, IHS Technology iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus feature breakthrough new camera systems, the best battery life ever on an iPhone, and water and dust […]

 
 

Mobile & Social Networks: The Big Profit Mantra For Businesses [Infographic]

Mobile & Social Networks: The Big Profit Mantra For Businesses [Infographic]

If internet opened up a pandora’s box of opportunities for businesses, internet on mobiles have amplified it many times over for both buyers and sellers. Customers now have their favourite brands just a click away with most brands opting for apps or presence on social network sites. As the realtime […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

South East Asian Holiday Havens of Affluent Arabs [Photos]

South East Asian Holiday Havens of Affluent Arabs [Photos]

A sneak peek for an ideal Holiday destination: Checking in on your flight to and from your travel destination Checking in your accommodation at your destination Grabbing a copy of the city map as well as transportation route map Securing your personal belongings and preparing your photography equipment Opening up […]

 
 

Rio Olympics – A ‘No-brainer’?

Despite spending $11 billion on the World Cup, Brazil has not be been able increase the nation’s visibility and consolidate an image of “happiness and receptivity” to boost its tourist potential. Moreover, its image has taken beating due to continuing political scandal and recession as well as the looming threat […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Azerbaijan Capital Baku among World’s Most Friendly and Liveable

Azerbaijan Capital Baku among World’s Most Friendly and Liveable

Azerbaijan’s Capital among world’s most friendly and liveable Baku added to the Top 10 of world’s most liveable cities Baku has topped The Economist’s liveability rankings 2016. The city made it to number 9 in the list of the world’s 10 cities, where living standards have grown considerably over the […]

 
 

Azerbaijan: GCC’s Favourite New Destination

Azerbaijan: GCC’s Favourite New Destination

Azerbaijan is the latest hot spot destination for GCC tourists With 30 times increase of visitors from UAE and GCC, thanks to the recent waiver in Visa requirements for travelers from the GCC Tourists from GCC are flocking to Azerbaijan. According to the latest Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan […]

 
 

Crime, Justice & Human Rights

Crime, Justice & Human Rights

The media these days is flush with sensational news articles on violence. They are more worried about increasing their TRP ratings. But this is a modest attempt to analyse the reasons for such acts. There may be conflicting views on the subject. But this is a personal viewpoint of an avid […]

 
 

Brexit Deconstructed

Brexit Deconstructed

When the Leavers claimed victory in the referendum, mainstream media as well as  social media went into a frenzy predicting doomsday for UK. Ironically the similarities are striking – where social and economic discontent capitalised by tapping the fear of people, of subtle xenophobia, and vague nostalgic feeling of making […]

 
 

Majestic Hotel, Cannes: Where Glamour Meets Luxury and Cinema

Majestic Hotel, Cannes: Where Glamour Meets Luxury and Cinema

It’s said without Cannes there’s no Majestic and without Majestic, no Cannes. In a in-depth piece, Rahma Rachdi analyses the evolution of the world famous hotel from its inception to the present day, and the loyalty it has been afforded by the heavyweights of Hollywood. It is said there might […]

 
 

Analysis: Why Was The Ataturk Airport Attacked?

Analysis: Why Was The Ataturk Airport Attacked?

The attack on Ataturk airport is likely to impact tourism in the country and further embolden the Islamic State to expand in Turkey. The attack was most likely conducted by the Islamic State (IS) to undermine the Turkish economy by attacking the airport ahead of the summer months, when tourism […]

 
 

Blockchain Revolution: Digitizing Economy

Blockchain Revolution: Digitizing Economy

Blockchain technology is fast emerging as a key enabler for innovation. But there is still a lot of ambiguity around it. Global consulting and technology firm Booz Allen Hamilton demystifies this generational-disruptive force and explains why it matters in the GCC New and emerging blockchain technologies are integral to supporting and realizing a digital […]

 
 

Arabian Center’s TreeofLife Commits to Support Children at Foster Homes

Arabian Center’s TreeofLife Commits to Support Children at Foster Homes

Arabian Center, the most-soughted community mall in the UAE is celebrating yet another successful season of its TreeofLife concept following the positive momentum it has received in the past few years. The TreeofLife is a symbolic representation of change that is bought about in the lives of the underpriveliged. To […]