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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 […]

 
 

Stimulus to Dubai Medical Tourism: DHA Unveils New Healthcare Initiative

Stimulus to Dubai Medical Tourism: DHA Unveils New Healthcare Initiative

DHA has come up with an innovative plan to step up Dubai medical tourism sector. Dubai attracts millions of tourists from all over the world who come to see the fusion of modernity and traditionalism that prevails all over the region. But there are various dimensions to the tourism aspect […]

 
 

Middle East and Africa Lead in IT Infrastructure Spending: More Revealing Gartner Trends

Middle East and Africa Lead in IT Infrastructure Spending: More Revealing Gartner Trends

Middle East & Africa IT Infrastructure Spending will Reach $3.5 Billion in 2014 Towards the end of the 20th century – the 1900′s so to speak – there emerged this new fad to call the new millennium as ‘Y2K.’ It was a technological reference that eluded many except for those […]

 
 

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 February […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

IPL Schedule Released: UAE to Host 60% of Matches

IPL Schedule Released: UAE to Host 60% of Matches

IPL Schedule Released: India, UAE and Bangladesh will host IPL-7 due to national elections being conducted in India in May Shrouded in controversies as it is, the Indian Premier League still gives its fans some reasons cheer every now and then. The latest bit of cheerfulness about the League is […]

 
 

Gold Demand Soars in Asia: WGC Expects Positive Trends to Continue

Extraction and production of the precious yellow metal gold by Turkey has increased by 43% to 24.4 tonnes in 2011 compared from a year ago. Photo - Reuters

Gold – the yellow metal that’s as priceless as the word can imply. Everyone wants to own gold, wants to buy it as an investment for the future. But not many do manage to invest in gold thanks to its ever-increasing prices. And the ones who do are quite careful […]

 
 

Commerce Activities in Dubai Surge: Brighter Times Await in the Horizon

Commerce Activities in Dubai Surge: Brighter Times Await in the Horizon

Dubai’s economy is bouncing back with latest trade figures revealing that Dubai’s trade grew exponentially to over 1.32 trillion dirhams (about US$ 362 million) in 2013, leading to a growth of about 7.6%. Regarded to be one of the richest regions in the oil-laden Middle East, the UAE and in […]

 
 

Inaugural ‘World of Women’ Film Fair Middle East to Open in Dubai

Inaugural ‘World of Women’ Film Fair Middle East to Open in Dubai

The inaugural World of Women’s Film Fair Middle East, celebrating women in film and the arts, will open in Dubai on March 8th – International Women’s Day, at Mall of the Emirates. The World of Women (WOW) Film Fair Middle East will highlight both the diversity of independent filmmaking as […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Venus Williams wins Dubai title

Venus Williams wins Dubai title

Venus Williams claimed her third title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday with a convincing 6-3 6-0 win over Alize Cornet. She is the first unseeded player and the first wild card to win the tournament since the women’s event began in 2001. It is her 45th […]

 
 

Bringing Dubai Closer: Al Sufouh Tram Project

Bringing Dubai Closer: Al Sufouh Tram Project

The Dubai Al Sufouh Tram Project – the first tram services to operate in the Middle-east region to begin operations in November 2014 The Al Sufouh Tram Project is one of Dubai’s most highly awaited infrastructural developments. According to the RTA (Roads and Transport Authority), the project is expected to […]

 
 

Development to pick up pace as Dubai prepares for Expo 2020

Development to pick up pace as Dubai prepares for Expo 2020

Tallest commercial tower to begin construction next year; hotels to double in number Development will pick up pace beginning next year as Dubai sets into motion its master-plan for the expo, key government agencies revealed at the ongoing Destination Dubai 2020 conference. The Dubai Expo 2020 event will require €6.45bn […]

 
 

GEMS Education lists $200mn Sukuk on NASDAQ Dubai

GEMS Education lists $200mn Sukuk on NASDAQ Dubai

Education sector benefits from Dubai’s growth as the capital of the Islamic Economy Sunny Varkey rings the bell to celebrate listing of GEMS Education Sukuk on NASDAQ Dubai GEMS Education today celebrated the listing of a 200 million dollar (AED 735 million) Sukuk on NASDAQ Dubai, with founder and Chairman […]

 
 

Guinness World Record Fireworks show Dubai, Jan 1

Guinness World Record Fireworks show Dubai, Jan 1

Guinness World Record Fireworks Display will take place in Dubai. Dubai will stun the world with the biggest ever fireworks show on New Years Eve! Biggest, Tallest, Largest – are all synonymous with Dubai. The glittering Middle Eastern city has announced its plans to break the Guinness World Record for […]

 
 

Festive Cities of the World [INFOGRAPHIC]

London Christmas winter-wonderland

What are the most fabulously festive cities in the world? Perhaps fitting with our collective Hollywood conception of Christmas, they’re all places that are cold, snowy, and full of Christmas lore. London offers six photogenic ice skating locales, some spectacular holiday-themed settings and events, as well as the fun fact that Britons […]

 
 
 
 
 

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