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Dubai offering AED1 million prizes to switch to public transport

Dubai offering AED1 million prizes to switch to public transport

Dubai’s Road Transport Authority offering AED1 million prizes to switch to public transport RTA offers AED1 million prizes to mass transit users on Public Transport Day The Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, is offering a bonanza of prizes to public transport riders during the fifth renewal of the Public Transport […]

 
 

REVEALED: World’s First Bollywood Themed Park [Photos]

Dubai Parks and Resorts Announces Details of World’s First Bollywood Themed Park Park to Leverage Global Appeal of Indian Cinema Destination to Feature Five Bollywood Themed Zones  Dubai Parks and Resorts LLC, a Meraas Holding company, today announced details of the region’s debut Bollywood Parks Dubai, a first-of-its-kind entertainment destination that […]

 
 

New Generation of Lifestyle Drinks Launched In the UAE for Those Who Want ‘2B’ Relaxed & Active

New Generation of Lifestyle Drinks Launched In the UAE for Those Who Want ‘2B’ Relaxed & Active

New Generation of Lifestyle Drinks Now Available In the UAE for Those Who Want ‘2B’ Relaxed & Active New generation of all natural lifestyle drinks ‘2B Active’ and ‘2B Relaxed’ were launched in a grand event & dinner at the Armani Hotel recently. The event was attended by the crème […]

 
 

UAE aims to become one of the Most Innovative Countries in the World

UAE aims to become one of the Most Innovative Countries in the World

The UAE will become one of the most innovative countries in the world through a focus on seven sectors: renewable energy, transport, education, health, technology, water and space. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched a […]

 
 

Cisco to Power Dubai Design District Smart City Pilot

Cisco to Power Dubai Design District Smart City Pilot

Cisco to Power Dubai Design District Smart City Pilot Dubai Design District (d3) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cisco to explore potential joint opportunities in deploying new smart services and applications in the Dubai Design District based on Cisco’s Smart+Connected City (S+CC) solutions portfolio and overall ICT […]

 
 

Middle East’s First LEGOLAND Park to open in Dubai in 2016

Middle East’s First LEGOLAND Park to open in Dubai in 2016

Middle East’s First LEGOLAND Park to open in #Dubai in 2016 Merlin Entertainments plc, Europe’s number one visitor attractions operator, today announced plans for LEGOLAND Dubai, the seventh LEGOLAND Park to open worldwide. The Park, which will be operated by Merlin, is being developed in conjunction with Dubai Parks & […]

 
 

Emirates NBD lists $500 million bond on NASDAQ Dubai

Emirates NBD lists $500 million bond on NASDAQ Dubai

Prominent banking group is now largest issuer on the exchange by total value of conventional bonds, at 2.25 billion dollars Bond underlines the exchange’s growth as centre of fixed income activity His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Emirates NBD, today rang the market-opening bell to celebrate […]

 
 

Souqalmal.com – Making Sense of Business

Souqalmal.com – Making Sense of Business

  Middle East comparison website Souqalmal.com , which is based in Dubai, aims to make the market easier for all of us to understand when it comes to financial and insurance products, schools and nurseries. Following an investment of USD 1.2m by Hummingbird Ventures in its second round of funding, it is set […]

 
 

Photos: Cityscape 2014 Dubai

Conceptualized to integrate a minimalist and contemporary design, La Mer’s pristine location will ensure uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai’s iconic skyline. The development will spread across 9.5 million square feet of existing and reclaimed land. Comprising four distinct zones – the beach, a leisure and entertainment hub, North Island, and South Island – ‘La Mer’ will feature commercial, leisure, residential and hospitality components. Photo-Mahsoom Thottathil/Arabian Gazette

Cityscape Global has seen a 27% increase in opening day visitor numbers, year on year, as major local and international developers turned out to launch a host of new projects amid a buoyant real estate market. Middle East investors were joined by those from India, Pakistan, Russia , Turkey, UK […]

 
 

Dubai Launches New Destination Island ‘La Mer’ at Cityscape Global 2014

Dubai Launches New Destination Island ‘La Mer’ at Cityscape Global 2014

Dubai-based real estate development company, Meraas Holding, today launched ‘La Mer’, a mixed-use development that will take shape in Dubai’s exclusive beachfront district Jumeirah in the vicinity of Pearl Jumeirah Island. Construction of “La Mer” is set to commence in Q4 2014. Conceptualized to integrate a minimalist and contemporary design, […]

 
 

Middle East’s Largest and Most Influential International Real Estate Show Opens

Middle East’s Largest and Most Influential International Real Estate Show Opens

The 13th edition of Cityscape Global, the Middle East’s largest and most influential international real estate event, was today inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority. Taking place until 23 September at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Cityscape Global is co-located with […]

 
 

MENA Visa Cardholders spend nearly $4 Billion during Ramadan and Eid

MENA Visa Cardholders spend nearly $4 Billion during Ramadan and Eid

Cardholders across Middle East and North Africa spent nearly US$4 billion on their Visa debit, prepaid and credit cards during the Holy month of Ramadan and Eid – says VISA in their latest report. Supermarkets, Financial institutions, Jewellery, Clothing Stores and Government Services emerge as top 5 categories for Visa […]

 
 

Dubai Helishow 2014 dates announced

Dubai Helishow 2014 dates announced

Dubai Helishow – The One and Only Exhibition in the Middle East for the Helicopter Industry The dates for the Dubai Helishow 2014 will take place from the 4th to the 6th of November 2014, announced the organizers of the show, The Domus Group, an international exhibition specialist based in […]

 
 

Dubai’s first ever Swaroski crystal-inspired residential haven

SWAROVSKI partners with Tebyan to redefine luxury at the heart of Dubai Marina Partnership with Swarovski pioneers Dubai’s first ever crystal-inspired residential haven Dubai-based property developer Tebyan has signed a partnership agreement with Austrian crystal giant Swarovski at its headquarters in Wattens, Austria, to create the first-of-its-kind crystal-inspired ‘Sparkle Towers […]

 
 

GCC Still Reliant on Oil Revenues despite Efforts to Diversify

GCC Still Reliant on Oil Revenues despite Efforts to Diversify

Hydrocarbon revenues in KSA and Kuwait make up to 90% plus of total Revenues Leading GCC economies remain susceptible to fluctuations in global energy prices Alkhabeer Capital, an asset management and investment firm based in Saudi Arabia, has published its latest report on GCC budget analysis and government spending behaviors […]

 
 

Massive growth potential for Sukuk market in Gulf region: report

Massive growth potential for Sukuk market in Gulf region: report

Massive growth potential for Sukuk market in Gulf region, states Dubai Chamber report The global Sukuk industry is expected to be one of the fastest growing segments of the Islamic finance industry with huge growth potential in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region; particularly in Dubai where Sukuks are expected […]

 
 

Dubai Offers $150,000 Smile  

Dubai Offers $150,000 Smile   

While I have no idea how a million dollar smile really is like, I can categorically vouch how does a nearly 150,000 dollar smile will be like. A dental clinic in Dubai has cast a cosmetic frontal gold denture encrusted with diamonds worth AED 562,000 (USD 153,000). “AED 100,000 from […]

 
 

World Cup boost Dubai’s Food Retail Sector

World Cup boost Dubai’s Food Retail Sector

Findings Confirm Positive Impact of Soccer World Cup on Dubai’s Food Retail Sector Soccer World Cup has kick started in Brazil and the next one month will keep billions of fan across the globe shuttle to and fro between high waves of enthrallments and disappointments.  Nevertheless, this mega event of […]

 
 

Why Word-of-mouth marketing is important for UAE Entrepreneurs

Why Word-of-mouth marketing is important for UAE Entrepreneurs

With the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and especially the UAE on the brink of an Entrepreneurial revolution, Word-of-mouth marketing through referral networks is one of the best ways UAE Entrepreneurs can connect to or associate with people who can influence your products and services. There are essentially […]

 
 

Dubai establishes itself as a leading global hospitality destination

Dubai establishes itself as a leading global hospitality destination

1.4 million visits from Saudi Arabia to Dubai in 2013 Demand for hotel accommodation in Dubai has grown significantly in the last 7 years, according to the latest report from Deloitte and STR Global. Across the upmarket sectors, demand measured in rooms sold has risen by almost 79% between 2006 and […]

 
 

Arabian Travel Market: Travelling through the World Differently [VIDEO]

Arabian Travel Market: Travelling through the World Differently [VIDEO]

Arabian Travel Market is a unique platform that allows for deeper perspective on the entire Middle East and the wider tourism domain. The world is a global village. And various contemporary fairs and events mark its uneventful continuity into the deepest pores of globalisation. The Arabian Travel Market (ATM), currently […]

 
 

Marriages made in Heaven: The Burj al Arab Initiative

Marriages made in Heaven: The Burj al Arab Initiative

Dubai’s luxury hospitality group Jumeirah has unveiled plans to have marriages on the Burj al Arab helipad, creating the potentiality of unparalleled wedding ceremonies. Translated, its name means the ‘The Arabian Tower.’ But Burj al Arab, the imposing structure standing tall on an artificially developed island, just about 300 metres […]

 
 

Gulf Focusing on Cruise Tourism with Infrastructure Development

Gulf Focusing on Cruise Tourism with Infrastructure Development

- Dubai to attract 450,000 cruise tourists by 2016. – Bahrain restarts US$80 million worth of mixed-use projects at the Muharraq coastal site and King Faisal cornice. – Oman plans a new 100 berth marina project. – Mina Zayed port in Abu Dhabi is currently undergoing major redevelopment. Cruise pavilion […]

 
 

Skydive Dubai Sets World Record by Base Jumping off of Burj Khalifa [VIDEO]

Skydive Dubai Sets World Record by Base Jumping off of Burj Khalifa [VIDEO]

 Skydive Dubai sets a new World Record by Base Jumping from the top of Burj Khalifa, the World’s Tallest Building -Skydive Dubai sponsored Soul Flyers World Champions Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet took the first leap off The Burj Khalifa, 828 meters tall, -Fred and Vince broke the new Guinness […]

 
 

Can Dubai make it?

Can Dubai make it?

Are we missing the trees by looking at the forest? Given all the fanfare, regarding Dubai’s mission to position itself as the Islamic economic centre, there is a pressing need for substantial action plans that focus on key deliverables involving people or talent & knowledge. Joy Abdullah explores —“Can Dubai […]

 
 

Samsung Galaxy S5: Previewing the Unparalleled Visioning of Mobile Phone Technology

Samsung Galaxy S5: Previewing the Unparalleled Visioning of Mobile Phone Technology

The fifth-gen of Samsung’s uber-elite Galaxy S series was launched in Dubai by the South Korean technology giant on the 2nd April 2014. The Smartphone looks to provide an enriched mobile phone usage to the end consumers with highly pioneering up gradation to the most sought-after Smartphone features.   According […]

 
 

Beyond: A Time lapse Journey through the UAE

Beyond: A Time lapse Journey through the UAE

Beno Saradzic’s work shows never-before-seen pictures of Dubai and Abu Dhabi that explain the regions’ development through the lens of the camera. What laymen know about photography can pass through the eye of a needle. There’s more to photography than merely clicking pictures and then throwing them away if the […]

 
 

Dubai Expo 2020 to have positive impact on MENA region

Dubai Expo 2020 to have positive impact on MENA region

Dubai’s successful bid to host Expo 2020 may herald a transformation phase not just for the country but also for the MENA region. Deloitte, a well-known UK-based audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services company, has analysed the impact of Expo 2020 win on Dubai and its implications for the […]

 
 

Fashion Forward – MidEast’s Most Definitive Fashion Show

Fashion Forward – MidEast’s Most Definitive Fashion Show

A curated list of interesting tweets, photos and videos from Fashion Forward Season Three

 
 

Dubai launches ‘The City of Aladdin’

Dubai launches ‘The City of Aladdin’

Dubai launches ‘The City of Aladdin’ Dubai plans to build ‘The City of Aladdin’ along the marina on Dubai creek. Announcing the ambitious project, Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality today said that ‘The City of Aladdin’ will fully utilize the creek, building three towers spread over […]

 
 

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 leading global hub for bullion trade with $75bn in 2013

Dubai leading global hub for bullion trade with $75bn in 2013

Dubai’s position as leading global bullion centre confirmed with almost 40% share of global gold trade volumes; a trade volume increase of 73% in comparison with 2012. The Dubai Precious Metals Conference 2014 (‘DPMC 2014’), hosted by DMCC was officially opened in the presence of H.E. Maryam Buti Al Suwaidi, […]

 
 

Challenges remain for doing business in GCC

Challenges remain for doing business in GCC

EIU’s report on Business Environment in GCC Countries indicates quite a revelation even as the region continues to display positive economic trends As country after country across the globe found itself plummeting from the pedestal of business and economic security, it looked as if the Middle Eastern countries – most […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

IATA Report Indicates Stronger Aviation Demand in the Middle East

IATA Report Indicates Stronger Aviation Demand in the Middle East

Statistics for commuter traffic for February, released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), showed a surge in the demand for the aviation transportation with a percentage increase of about 5.4 percent. This increase has been placed in context to the commuter traffic trend for February, in the previous year. […]

 
 

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 – […]

 
 

Dubai World Expo 2020: Towards Connecting Minds as One Fraternity

Dubai World Expo 2020: Towards Connecting Minds as One Fraternity

The concept of World Expos predates to the mid-19th century with the inaugural Great Exhibition conducted in London in the year 1851. Since 1928 however, World Expos have been conducted by the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE) head-quartered in Paris, France with bids and tenders invited from all countries. SEE […]

 
 

UAE leads Middle East e-commerce Trends

UAE leads Middle East e-commerce Trends

Ever since electronic commerce or as the popular acronym goes, e-commerce, has come into existence, there has only been positives being raved about it. The concept’s dynamics have been explored thoroughly over the course of the years and with newer technological stimuli making inroads into the commercial spectrum, the relevance […]

 
 
 
 
 

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