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PMI Pulse of the Profession® 2021 Report Uncovers Benefits of Organizational Agility During Times of Great Change…

The premier MENA survey of project professionals takes a deep dive into how successful organisations can nimbly shift during exponential disruption. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01, July 2021 - Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading association for project professionals and changemakers, released its annual Pulse of the Profession® report. Although organisations went through significant disruption in the past year, and many projects were put on hold, the report found that organisations in the MENA region were able to rise to the challenge. In fact, of those projects that did forge ahead, 72% met original goals and business intent. 61% were completed within budget, and 51% on time.  Respondents were asked to characterise their organisation’s approach to ways of working, and nearly a third (32%) ......read more

DHA Discusses Implementation of Smart Healthcare Technologies…

DHA  plans to implement use of AI-powered technology for remote-patient monitoring. Al Ketbi: We are working on the optimum deployment of technology in order to empower patients, enhance patient convenience and care. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 February, 2021:  The Dubai Health Authority recently announced its plans to enhance the use of smart health technologies on the occasion of the UAE Innovation Month 2021.  DHA has collaborated with Enpy, a Dubai firm; to explore the use of AI-powered device for remote-patient monitoring. Enpy is a start-up UAE company, based in Dubai, specializing in Medical Artificial Intelligence. It has designed the non-invasive innovative medical device.  DHA is also expanding and adding newer specializations to its Doctor for Every Citizen telemedicine ......read more

UAE's the Storey Group Launches One Billion Trees Initiative…

• Carbon capture of 250 billion kilograms targeted over next decade of one billion trees planting • Teams with world’s first blockchain enabled digital tree planting platform in decarbonisation drive • Initiative encourages personal and corporate participation   Dubai, UAE – Sunday 24th January, 2021: The UAE’s The Storey Group (TSG) has launched an ambitious initiative to encourage the Emirates’ residents and corporates to come together to help plant one billion trees globally by 2026 in a transformational project designed to help offset the country’s carbon emissions. After almost two years of intense research and development, TSG has teamed up with EcoMatcher, a certified social enterprise and the world's first blockchain-enabled digital tree-planting platform, to ......read more

Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and ENGIE Use Drone Technology in Mangrove Rehabilitation Project…

Abu Dhabi - November 17, 2020:  The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) is partnering with the global utility company ENGIE who is sponsoring the launch of the first phase of the “Blue Carbon” Environmental and Social Responsibility project that uses drone technology to help in rehabilitating areas of Abu Dhabi’s mangrove habitats, demonstrating the benefits of government and the private sector working together to preserve our environment. This pioneering initiative will use specialized, custom UAE-built drones and rigging to plant thousands of mangrove seeds near ENGIE’s Mirfa plant in Abu Dhabi, as well as monitor their growth over the year.  Mangroves are abundant along the coastline of the emirate of Abu Dhabi and are vital in the storage of blue carbon - the term for carbon captured by ......read more

Hamdan Bin Zayed Issues Directives for the Conservation and Propagation of the Newly Discovered Harmal Plant…

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi discovers a new Peganum harmala plant species in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, 24 September 2020: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), has directed the propagation of the Harmal (Peganum harmala) plant. This comes after the Agency announced the discovery of the plant species for the first time in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates.  As such, the Peganum harmala plant has now been included in the important local plant conservation and propagation programmes run by EAD’s plant nursery in the Al Dhafra region’s Baynunah area. Belonging to the hierarchical Peganum family, the newly discovered species is completely different ......read more

Global Energy Weekly: Oil Demand: Down but not yet Out…

Key takeaways    •         It will take 3 years for global oil demand to recover from Covid to its new normal assuming we have a vaccine or a cure •         Long term oil demand will peak at 105 mn b/d by 2030 on electric car proliferation, and then decline to 95 mn b/d by 2050 •         If heavy vehicles also switch to alternative fuel, electric or more likely hydrogen, demand could drop to 76 mn b/d by 2050       Oil demand suffered a major setback from COVID-19… Oil demand took the largest hit ever recorded in 1H20, as road and air travel collapsed during the global lockdown. Demand contracted 16 mn b/d YoY in 2Q20 on IEA estimates, 5 fold the previously largest ever quarterly demand drop ......read more

Amazon, Apple Retain Their Standing Among the World's Most Valuable Brands…

BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Ranking reveals strong brands across categories prove resilient to extreme stress Just launched, the report examines pandemic impact and implications for future growth   • Investment in marketing and brand-building critical for business recovery post-COVID-19  • Innovation and creativity key drivers of growth as BrandZ Top 100’s total worth hits $5 trillion and delivers US$277bn in additional brand value growth • Amazon maintains no. 1 spot and accounts for a third of the Top 100 total growth • TikTok enters the ranking for the first time at no. 79   30th June 2020; Dubai, UAE: The world’s most valuable brands have seen their total brand value increase by 5.9% despite the economic, social and personal impacts of COVID-19, according ......read more

Trina Solar Unveils Trinapro Mega, An Ultra-High-Power Smart PV Solution…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - June 20, 2020 - Trina Solar Co., Ltd., a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, announced the global launch of TrinaPro Mega, an ultra-high power smart PV solution featuring modules with power output exceeding 500W. With further improvements in product selection and integrated design, the solution enhances the overall system performance and reduces the levelized cost of energy (LCOE). Following the debut of the Vertex ultra-high-power new 500W-plus module in February, TrinaPro Mega marks yet another benchmark for the era of the 500W power output, as it delivers an optimized solution for the application of Vertex modules in downstream systems.  In 2018, Trina Solar unveiled the smart PV solution "TrinaPro" for large-scale power stations. Based on system design and ......read more

Go for a Green Ramadan This Holy Month With Tips From Veolia Middle East…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:   Ramadan is known as a time of moderation, however, every year there is an increasing concern surrounding global food wastage and other environmental issues, such as the over-use of plastic, carbon footprint growth and a significant rise in household waste.    With the UAE being one of the top nations for per capita waste generation in the world, environmental protection is considered one of the main objectives of the UAE’s developmental policies. According to Dubai Carbon, on average a person generates around 2.7kg of waste per day and during the month of Ramadan, the waste people generate almost doubles to 5.4kg. With waste being such a fundamental global issue, the UAE has made great strides to overcome this worldwide problem, such as increasing green areas, ......read more

Sharjah Research, Technology & Innovation Park Harnesses Technology for Agricultural Production and Food Security…

A 150-square internal farm can produce 1 ton of organic fruits and vegetables monthly, an ideal way to produce sustainable food in the time of coronavirus To ensure food self-reliance, SRTI Park calls for more integrated projects for sustainable agriculture     Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, April 04, 2020:   As some parts of the world are grappling with food security brought about by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park) has been developing innovative and sustainable methods of agricultural production. Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, a team of botanists, agriculturists and engineers from Merlin International, one of SRTI Park’s innovative partners, has been conducting research over the past two years to develop a ......read more

VFS Global Goes Plastic Bottle-free Starting From Visa Application Centre in Dubai…

• The first VFS Global plastic bottle-free Visa Application Centre in the world • Plastic bottles and cups replaced with ecofriendly bio-degradable paper cups • Initiative expected to reduce plastic usage by over 50,000 bottles annually in Dubai   In a key environmental initiative, VFS Global, the world's largest visa outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, proudly breaks free from plastic bottle usage starting from its Visa Application Centre in Dubai. The initiative aims to decrease plastic pollution rates that threaten natural resources and congest the environment worldwide and help reduce carbon footprint overall for workers and visitors alike.   Located at Wafi Mall, Falcon, Phase 2, Umm Hurair 2, the Dubai centre becomes the ......read more

Why sustainable agriculture matters…

By HE Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Mehairi, The Minister of State for Food Security, UAE Sustainable agriculture is at the heart of the comprehensive food security strategies of many nations today as they seek to eliminate hunger within their respective territories, while at the same time ensuring they protect the environment. This practice focuses on providing a sufficient supply of nutritious food to the citizens without adding further pressures on natural resources in the face of exponentially booming populations.   Observing the best agricultural practices that promote healthy food production with due regard to the environment is timely and critical to the global sustainable development movement. Here we see efforts to promote rationalised use of natural resources to ensure that everybody, including future ......read more

Toyota Supports Tokyo 2020 with Specially-designed ‘APM' Mobility Vehicle…

Offering "last one-mile" transport, relief to staff and visitors during the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020   Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2019: Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), worldwide partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, announced recently that to support the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, it is developing a special new product, the APM (Accessible People Mover), a mobility vehicle designed expressly for use at the Games.   Through the Games, Toyota aims to provide all people with the freedom to move, or what it calls, "Mobility for All." The APM takes this challenge to the maximum degree, offering a "last one-mile" solution that helps transport as many people as possible to events and venues, including athletes and staff related to the Games, as well as all types of visitors ......read more

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange Finalists for Smart City Middle East Awards…

The Exchange reaches finals for “Smart Government Administration” category with its SAHMI CRM Digital Transformation Program Abu Dhabi, 30th July, 2019:  Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) recently achieved the finals of the 'Smart City Middle East Awards', hosted by International Data Corporation (IDC) at Dubai’s iconic Burj Al Arab hotel. The Exchange reached this stage for the “Smart Government Administration” category with its SAHMI CRM Digital Transformation Program (SAHMI).  H.E. Khalifa Al Mansouri, ADX Acting Chief Executive, said: “Digital technologies represent a profound transformation of our business and operational structure. SAHMI is an instrumental program designed to fully leverage the changes and opportunities brought about by digital technology and which ......read more

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) meets with Morgan Stanley…

Delegation from world-class financial services discussed opportunities with ADX Abu Dhabi, 8th July 2019:  Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) recently met with Morgan Stanley’s Chairman & CEO MENA to discuss how to develop business relations between both entities.  ADX carried out a tour to the Morgan Stanley delegation including which included Mr. Sammy Kayello, Chairman & CEO MENA, Mr. Gokhan Unal, Managing Director, Investment Management, and Mr. Waleed Al Rezooqi, Vice President, Investment Management. This was followed by a high-level discussion exploring opportunities between both entities. H.E. Khalifa Salem Al Mansouri, Acting Chief Executive of ADX said, “This was a valuable introduction for ADX. Developing business relations with such a highly-experienced American multinational investment ......read more

Commodity focus returns to US-China trade tiff…

By Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank May 12, 2019 - Dubai, UAE It took one Sunday tweet from President Trump to shatter the relative calm across global financial markets. Instead of going into a week widely expected to yield a long-awaited trade deal between the US and China, the president instead tweeted that he was preparing to lift tariffs from 10% to 25% on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. The decision was taken in response to an apparent backtracking by China on almost all aspects of the trade deal. Predictably, it spooked the market and risk sentiment was hit across the board, with safe-haven US bonds and the Japanese yen being two of the few markets receiving a boost.  A record short position held in the Cboe VIX future, which tracks equity volatility as represented in the S&P 500 ......read more

Customs World showcases revolutionary )RIISE( project in Uzbekistan and Romania…

Dubai, UAE, 11 May 2019: Customs World, a subsidiary of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) showcased their revolutionary in-house developed customs (RIISE) project in Uzbekistan. As part of an official UAE delegation to Uzbekistan that aims to enhance investment and development between the two countries, Nadya Abdullah Al Kamali, CEO of Customs World delivered a presentation about RIISE to a number of Uzbekistani officials.  RIISE, the new platform, will be rolled out globally to empower different countries with a cost-effective and sustainable customs system that allows them to effectively and transparently manage core customs activities and conduct trade in the global market. The disruptive system has been developed as a flexible, plug-and-play solution that can be deployed and customized based on the ......read more

Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri opens the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 1st April 2019:   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority,  Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri, Minister of State responsible for future food security, opened the 6th edition of the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture in Abu Dhabi, in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Thani Bin Ahmed Al Zaidi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment . The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture held on the 1st and 2nd of April, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), in conjunction with the region’s largest honey production conference and exhibition ApiArab Expo. Over 310 exhibitors are ......read more

40 tons of live honey bee land at Ras Al Khaimah Airport for the first time in 2019…

Dubai, UAE, March 25, 2019:  On Thursday, March 14th, 2019, 40 tons of live honeybees landed at Ras Al Khaimah International Airport on an Egypt Air Cargo flight from Cairo for the first time in 2019. Many customers were waiting to welcome the bees and take them to various farms across the UAE. Al Najeh Honey entrusted Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RAK) with this task and the entry of the honeybees to UAE was executed flawlessly by RAK airport offering best handling services thereby ensuring that the honey bee shipment is delivered and handed over to the consignee in the shortest possible time. Mr Sanjay Khanna, CEO, RAK Airport said that “the entire team at RAK Airport put in immense efforts to join all the dots together. Lot of planning has gone behind this to achieve the final goal of handling and delivering ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Addresses Importance of Regional Food Security at the Opening of AgraME…

Dubai, UAE - 5 March 2019:  His Excellency Engineer Saif Al Shara, Assistant Undersecretary for the Sustainable Communities Sector at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), has officially inaugurated AgraME today (5 March), one of the region’s key agribusiness, aquaculture and animal health trade events taking place until 7 March at the Dubai World Trade Centre. His Excellency Eng Al Shara delivered a keynote address, setting the tone for the event that has put both food security and the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals at the forefront of the free-to-attend CPD accredited conference stream, which spans across the full three days of the landmark event. The conference agenda for day one focusses on a series of presentations under the theme ‘Investment opportunities in the Arab ......read more

British Trade Commissioner discusses with Al Maya Group to enhance Imports of British FMCG goods to UAE…

HE Mr Simon Penney, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for the Middle East visits Al Maya March 04, 2019 - Dubai, UAE HE Mr Simon Penney, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan has welcomed by Mr Kamal Vachani, Group director at Al Maya. They discussed the ways to enhance business relationship with UK companies and to increase imports from UK.   Al Maya Group imports a large number of FMCG goods from UK and are constantly expanding their range of UK products in their supermarkets.  The UK products have well accepted in UAE and Middle East and Al Maya has been a pioneer in stocking, displaying and distributing British products.

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9% of Arab Crypto-Traders invest in other asset classes…

UAE, March 4, 2019: eToro, a global multi asset investment platform, utilizing data from its platform has found that those who trade in crypto assets are also becoming investors in other assets, including stocks, commodities and forex.   Globally, the data shows that from the new investors who started to use eToro in 2017 and 2018 to trade crypto, 11% of them then went on to diversify their investments into traditional stocks, commodities and forex.  Interestingly Arab crypto investors who used eToro also went on to trade in other assets. According to the findings, 9% of crypto traders from the GCC and Arab region went on to invest in other assets. 30% of the Arab and GCC crypto traders went on to trade commodities. In other words 2.7% of the total of 9% of GCC and Arab Crypto traders invested in trade commodities. A ......read more

Regional Agriculture Industry in Focus This Week at AgraME…

04 March, Dubai, UAE: Agriculture industry professionals from around the world are in Dubai for this week’s AgraME, one of the industry’s leading regional trade events, to debate, promote and reshape the future of the regional agriculture, aquaculture and animal health sectors which are all experiencing game-changing growth.  A wide range of regional and international companies, speakers, buyers and industry pioneers will be descending on the event to make the most out of the conferences and workshops, at the three-day exhibition which runs from March 5 until 7 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). AgraME will offer visitors free access to four different conference streams – the Agriculture Investment Forum; Controlled Environment Agriculture; Aquaculture and Animal Health. The conference streams for 2019 have ......read more

Kanoo Shipping wins Dubai Trade's 11th E-Services Excellence Award…

Dubai, UAE – February 25, 2019: Dubai Trade, the premier trade facilitation entity that offers integrated electronic services from various trade and logistics service providers in Dubai, honoured Kanoo Shipping, a division of The Kanoo Group, with ‘Electronics Services Award to Shipping Agent for General Cargo Service’ at the 11th E-Services Excellence Award. The 11th cycle of E-Services Excellence Award (ESEA) ceremony was held at the Intercontinental Festival City Hotel, Dubai, on 18th February 2019, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.   Abdulla Bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer, DP World, UAE Region, delivered his keynote speech and Hussain Alblooshi, Acting Chief Operating Officer, Dubai Trade, gave his welcome remarks in ......read more

AgraME collaborates with the UN to adopt ‘Sustainable Development Goals' to increase food security in the region…

Representative from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation to speak at the AgraME Conference in Dubai. 14 February, Dubai, UAE: Under the Patronage of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, AgraME, the regions longest running exhibition for Agriculture have collaborated with the UN to enable food security in the region through adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their upcoming Conference.  Taking place on 5 – 7 March at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the event will be hosting a high level, free-to-attend conference which focuses on the SDG’s and covers key advancements and trends within the MEA Industry in Agriculture Investment, Animal Health, Aquaculture and Controlled Environment Agriculture.  The UN SDG’s have been created as a framework for the ......read more

SENAAT to Showcase Over 172 Job Vacancies at Tawdheef 2019…

28 January 2019, Abu Dhabi –  UAE:   SENAAT, one of the largest industrial investment holding companies in the UAE, is all set to showcase a wide range of job opportunities at Tawdheef, the region’s leading recruitment event, taking place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.  As an Industrial Partner for seventh consecutive year, the Abu Dhabi-based industrial conglomerate will offer over 172 potential job openings and career-development opportunities, which represent a wide range of disciplines at the group level and at its portfolio companies, including Emirates Steel, Al Foah, Arkan, National Petroleum Construction Company, Al Gharbia Pipe Company and Ducab.    H.E. Eng. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, CEO of SENAAT, said: “A well-nurtured human capital is one of our greatest ......read more

  Thursday 17th January 2019:   The Board of Directors of the Central Bank of the UAE, held its first meeting for 2019 following its restructuring, on 14th January 2019, at the Central Bank Head Office – Abu Dhabi, under the chairmanship of H.E. Hareb Masood Al Darmaki, the Chairman of the Board. The meeting was attended by H.E. Abdulrahman Saleh Al Saleh, Deputy Chairman of the Board and H.E. Mubarak Rashed Al Mansoori, the Governor, and Board members; Their Excellencies Younis Haji Al Khoori, Khaled Mohammed Salem Balama, Khalid Ahmad Al Tayer and Ali Mohammed Al Madawi Al Remeithi, as well as by Their Excellencies Mohamad Ali Bin Zayed Al Falasi, Deputy Governor, Saif Hadef Al Shamsi, Assistant Governor and a group of senior Central Bank staff.    H.E Chairman of the Board opened the meeting by ......read more

80% of EMEA Life Sciences Companies Found Candidates Misrepresenting Information on their CVs…

UAE, Dubai, 7 January 2019 –   Up to 1 in 5 candidates across the EMEA Life Science’s industry have been found misrepresenting information on their job applications, according to recent findings by HireRight, a leading provider of global candidate pre-employment screening services. The findings have been released as part of HireRight’s 2018 EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report, which surveyed over 6,000 HR professionals across the EMEA, APAC and US regions.  Life Sciences, a field ranging from pharmaceuticals and biotechnology to food processing and environmental organisations, has witnessed huge growth in recent years, with the global pharmaceutical industry alone forecast to reach US 1.06 trillion by 2022, according to Deloitte’s 2018 Global Life Sciences Outlook. In line with this ......read more

New Occupations List with Job Descriptions Introduced by the MOHRE…

Dubai, UAE, December 27, 2018:  The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has introduced job descriptions as part of a new occupational classification scheme. The scheme is used for new work permit applications in the mainland. It is now more challenging for employers to select a suitable job title that matches the foreign national’s responsibilities and educational qualifications.    The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) has introduced job descriptions as part of a new occupational classification scheme which is now used for new work permit applications in the mainland.  New occupational classification scheme The new occupational classification scheme is comprised of a list of 726 job titles in nine professional categories, including managerial positions, specialists and ......read more

Oman's NDC appoints new CEO…

Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2018:  National Detergent Company SAOG (NDC), a leading FMCG company in the Sultanate of Oman, appointed industry veteran William Hunt as its new CEO. Prior to joining NDC, William Hunt was the CEO of Soaps and Chemicals Industrial and Trading in Sharjah (UAE) prior to joining NDC.  Hunt comes with exposure in a number of industries including plastics, chemicals, and fast-moving consumer goods industries. He has seen great success in dealing with global retailing giants such as Walmart, Menards, Carrefour, Tesco, and Woolworths.  A well-respected international executive - Hunt has been a key member of several globally renowned companies’ executive and leadership teams for the past 20 years. He has held the position of President of Access Business Group, in the USA; Executive Director of ......read more

Jafza Displayed Services to Attract Investment at Agriscape 2018…

Middle East’s leading free zone focused on helping build Dubai’s food and agriculture industries Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 05 Nov 2018:   Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the GCC’s leading free zone showcased its range of services at this year’s Agriscape 2018, the Middle East’s leading trade show for the agribusiness sector. Jafza has become the preferred destination for agribusiness-related trade in the Middle East, including leading industry players such as Mars, Nestle, and Mondelez among others. Foodstuff, animal and agricultural products are one of Jafza’s top five sectors with trade volumes of 3.5 million metric tonnes in 2017, and over 4,900 port customers. Fruits and vegetables, animal feed, grains and by-products and beverages are top traded commodities. Over 500 ......read more

Restrictions on Employment of Foreign Nationals in Retail Sector Forthcoming…

Effective 11 September 2018, employment across four sub-sectors within the retail sector in Saudi Arabia will be restricted to Saudi nationals only. Foreign nationals will be prohibited from working in forty-three different professions.   September 09, 2018:  Thirteen professions across three additional sub-sectors will be subject to restrictions effective from 9 November 2018, and forty-four designations within five other sub-sectors will be affected from 7 January 2019 onwards.    Affected sub-sectors     Professions restricted to Saudi nationals are within the below listed sub-sectors:    From 11 September 2018 onwards:   Automobile and motorbike showrooms;  Shops selling ready-to-wear apparel, children and men’s cloths;  Shops selling ......read more

EMEA Businesses Prioritise Finding and Keeping Talent in 2018, HireRight Research Reveals…

Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2018:  HireRight, a leading provider of global candidate due diligence services, has announced findings from its 2018 EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report. Finding, retaining and developing talent has been earmarked as a key challenge this year for more than half (52%) of EMEA businesses, according to the latest annual EMEA employment screening benchmark report from HireRight. In this year’s survey of human resource (HR) and risk professionals in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), employee growth emerged as one of the top priorities for EMEA businesses. 71% of companies reported that they are planning to grow their workforce in 2018, compared to 59% in 2017. Further, there has been a shift from attracting talent to retaining it, with 43% of businesses having identified maximising ......read more

58 Brands in the UAE to receive Superbrands title at Annual Tribute Event…

Superbrands, the independent authority and arbiter of branding, announced it will host its annual tribute event to honour and recognize 58 of UAE’s strongest brands on June 27, 2018. At the event, Superbrands will also announce the highly awaited ‘Brand of the Year’ award and unveil the 14th edition of the much sought-after Superbrands book, which includes a two-page profile of each of the Superbrands. In its 14th edition, the Superbrands tribute event is considered the ‘Oscars of Branding’ by the corporate world and speaking about the event, Mr. Mike English, Director, Superbrands Middle East, said, “Marketers have always had to juggle two seemingly contradictory goals: making their brands distinctive and making them central in their category. Being acknowledged a Superbrands helps strengthens a ......read more

UAE Partakes in First Jordan International Agricultural Forum and General Assembly Meeting of the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development…

April 28, 2018 United Arab Emirates:  The UAE, ably deputized by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), participated in the first Jordan International Agricultural Forum and the 35th session of the General Assembly of the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD) in the Dead Sea region, Jordan on April 25 and 26.  The UAE’s deputation was presided by His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and comprised of high-level officials from the Ministry as well as representatives of the private sector. His Excellency Dr Al Zeyoudi attended the Forum and associated exhibition and held bilateral meetings with several Arab ministers concerned with environment and climate change to discuss further areas of cooperation in agriculture, livestock ......read more

Mumzworld Announce Recruitment Drive To Empower Women in the Middle East…

Multiple Full & Part Time Jobs with Flexible Working Hours Available, Helping Mothers to Return to the Workplace  Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2018:  Mumzworld, the region’s leading e-commerce platform for all things mother, baby and child, has taken yet another innovative step in helping to empower mothers with the re-introduction of their pioneering and highly successful ‘return to work’ programme for qualified and professional mums who are looking to return to the workplace. The initiative introduced by the leading award-winning company that was founded by two mums and includes a dynamic team of women at all levels of the organisation, promises flexible working hours, the opportunity to work from home, and specialised training that will provide the toolkit for women to resume and develop their ......read more

Dubai-based Al Kasir Group launches three Crypto assets backed by diamonds…

DUBAI – April 16, 2018:   Dubai-based Al Kasir Group launched three Crypto assets backed by certified diamonds. Al Kasir Jewellery Trading and Al Kasir portal, a joint venture under the private office of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Obaid Al Maktoum, announced the launch of the innovative diamond trading model using the blockchain technology for the first time in the world.  Al Kasir Group, a joint venture under the private office of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Obaid Al Maktoum and Dr. Amit Lakhanpal, Indian entrepreneur, property developer and director of the Al Kasir Group.  Speaking at a press conference in Dubai, Dr. Lakhanpal said, “Cryptocurrencies with their underlying Blockchain technology are increasingly popular amongst individuals, financial institutions and governments, however many of ......read more

SUC Organized a Seminar on Case Studies and Research…

Dubai, UAE, March 31, 2018:  Skyline University College hosted the National Seminar on Case Studies and Research on March 26, 2018 at SUC campus. The Chief Guest of the event was Dr. Faisal Ali Mousa, Chairman of FAM Holding. Dr. Mousa delivered a motivational speech where he shared his experiences of a journey starting from 3000 dirhams to 3 billion dirhams. He talked about the challenging times of his career as well as the strategies and the principles he always adhered to.  SUC Professor, Dr. Gouher Ahmed was the first speaker of the seminar who discussed the topic, “Case Research Some Issues” followed by the welcome remarks by SUC Dean, Dr. Amitabh Upadhya. Other guest speakers of the seminar were Dr. Narjes Haj-Salem of the College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah; Dr. Christopher Abraham, ......read more

Alliance for Youth Launches in Saudi Arabia, Plans to Impact 50,000 Youth and Employ 3,000 by 2020…

Dubai, 27 March 2018:   An Alliance for Youth bringing together companies and other entities interested in helping young people in the region enhance their skills and develop their careers is launching in Saudi Arabia, contributing to the regional commitment to impact 50,000 and employ 3,000 local youth by 2020.    The Alliance in Saudi Arabia, coming two years after the regional launch based on a model created by Nestlé Middle East; is starting off with partnership between Alawwal Bank, Ikea, Mayar (Muhaidib Foods), Nielsen, Savola, Tamer Group, and the University of Business and Technology.    “We know from experience in other countries that concerted collective efforts through partnerships and collaboration amplify positive impact in society,” said Samer Chedid, General Manager at Nestlé ......read more

Dream Job Alert: Airbnb Is Looking for A Luxury Home Consultant on LinkedIn…

Abu Dhabi, 27th March, 2018:   Do you pride yourself on being a connoisseur of all things luxury? Airbnb is looking to hire a luxury home consultant based in Abu Dhabi. The hospitality brand posted a job description for the role on global careers site LinkedIn earlier this month.  The job posting states that the role is for the Luxury Retreats arm of Airbnb and would involve the candidate going through detailed inspections of the Luxury accommodation, being Airbnb’s eyes on the ground in terms of ensuring the standards and quality of homes. The position is only for four hours a week, and offers a flexible work schedule. The successful candidate should be fluent in English and have their own vehicle. Experience in hospitality, customer service, or related fields are preferred. 

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Dubai Customs offers 132 jobs at 3rd National Service Fair 2018…

Dubai – 26 March 2018:   Following the wise directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan of empowering UAE citizens and providing them with jobs within a holistic strategy and approach that supports the UAE Vision 2021, Dubai Customs is participating in the 3rd National Service Career Fair 2018.  The 3-day event is organized by the National Service (NSR) from 25th March to 27th March 2018 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi. It intends to open communication channels between graduates of the National Service program and the exhibiting companies and institutions from both government and private sectors. The event also aims to create job opportunities for recruits in order to prepare them for the jobs they will fill. The national Service Career Fair is also a ......read more

LinkedIn Data Reveals Skills Mismatch for Sales Professionals in the UAE…

UAE sales professionals list more relationship-based sales skills in their LinkedIn profiles  Data reveals Skills Mismatch between sales skills UAE employers are seeking and skills being listed on LinkedIn In addition, data shows an increase in social selling through the platform  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 March 2018:  An in-depth analysis by LinkedIn about sales professionals in the UAE has revealed key supply and demand issues within the UAE sales job market, stressing the need for UAE sales professionals to develop more ‘hard skills’. Comparing the top skills listed on LinkedIn profiles for sales professionals in the UAE with professionals in Europe, UAE sales professionals list more ‘relationship-based sales’ skills in their profiles. The data reveals a ......read more

Mums with top notch sleuthing skills wanted at Dragon Mart…

Are you a full time mum but a big kid at heart? We have the perfect job for you Dubai, 18 March 2018:  Think your powers of observation and deduction could rival those of the great Sherlock Holmes? If so, your services could be in demand at Dragon Mart as it launches a massive job hunt for a Toy Detective to explore the mall for the coolest kids’ toys on the market. This unconventional job – open to all mothers over 21 years old living in the UAE – requires oodles of passion and commitment as well as a keen eye for the best children’s toys at Dragon Mart. The chosen Toy Detective must also be ready to share her adventure and recommendations with other mums across the UAE.  The successful candidate will be appointed as Dragon Mart’s Toy Detective for a one month, taking on an intensive role ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Attracts 1200 Emirati Job Seekers at Careers UAE 2018…

Dubai-UAE: 15 March, 2018 –   Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) witnessed significant interest from Emiratis seeking job opportunities in the charity and social work domain at Careers UAE 2018.    During its participation in the leading job fair for UAE nationals that concluded today at the Dubai World Trade Centre, AMAF’s representatives introduced job seekers to the Foundation’s work, objectives and initiatives. In addition, they offered the Emirati youth advice on how to build a successful career in humanitarian work. Over the course of the three-day event, AMAF received over 1200 job applications from Emirati students and fresh graduates. The Foundation will review the applications and select suitable candidates according to the recruitment needs of each department. New hires will ......read more

Dubai Customs announces 132 jobs at Careers UAE 2018…

Under the theme “Innovative workplace searches for you” Dubai, UAE, 13th March 2018:   Dubai Customs participated in Careers UAE 2018 in its 17th year, organized by the Dubai World Trade Centre from 13 to 15 March 2018 under the theme “Innovative workplace searches for you”. The participation is part of Dubai Customs efforts to qualify and develop national human capital, being a main pillar of the UAE Vision 2021.   On the first day, Dubai Customs launched its “Innovation in Customs” initiative that helped showcase the innovations of its employees. The initiative serves also as an interactive platform to help male and female nationals learn about the innovative environment at Dubai Customs.   Farid Hassan Al Marzouqi, Executive Director –  Human ......read more

Region's Agriculture Industry Under the Spotlight This Week in Dubai…

Dubai, UAE, 6 March 2018:   Under the patronage of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment AgraME, which opens tomorrow (6 March) at the Dubai World Trade Centre, is set to attract buyers, both locally and internationally, looking to source the latest products and innovative solutions.  Offering a complete end to end solution of products and services, the show has a renewed focus on the Crop Farming, Animal Farming, Aquaculture and Animal Health sectors with a supporting free-to-attend content agenda. All four show verticals are in growing markets, with the MENA aquaculture industry expected to witness production volumes of 2.9 million tons by 2030 and the global animal healthcare market is expected to grow to USD 32.04 billion during the period 2018-2022. Speaking ahead of the exhibition which opens on ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Launches Awareness Campaign for the Implementation of Ministerial Decision No 501 of 2015 Regulating Fishing and Trading of Sheri and Saf…

Consistent with the breeding season from 1st March to 30th April,  Dubai, UAE: 17 February 2018 -   The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has launched an awareness campaign for implementing the Ministerial Decision No 501 of 2015 regulating the fishing and trading of Arabian Sheri (emperor fish) and Safi (rabbitfish) during the breeding period starting from 1st March to 30th April 2018.  The decision stipulates that trading of local or imported Sheri and Safi fish is prohibited in fish markets and outlets during the breeding season of every year in the country. Importing and exporting of these fish in any form (fresh, frozen, salted, smoked, packed) is also not allowed during this period. Fishermen should send Sheri and Safi fish back to water if they are caught by mistake. Salah Abdullah Al ......read more

MENA region U.S. egg import value grows 73% in 2017…

Growing population, rising incomes, evolving dietary patterns and thriving tourism spark demand Dubai, 17 February 2018 -   Middle Eastern consumers are showing a fast-growing appetite for eggs. According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. egg imports to the MENA (Middle East North Africa) region grew 73 percent in USD value in 2017 over the imports in 2016.  This represents a volume growth of 88 percent for U.S. table eggs and 83% for U.S. egg products.    Both consumer and industrial egg consumption has increased as demand has grown in the region.  A growing population, rising incomes and evolving dietary patterns are sparking demand, supplemented by a thriving tourism sector.   Within the MENA region, the fastest growing importers of U.S. eggs ......read more

Voting for Superbrands 2018 has commenced…

Brands to be recognized as Consumer Superbrands or Business Superbrands for this first time based on who their end customer is Dubai, UAE, February 11, 2018:   Superbrands, the independent authority and arbiter of branding, announced that the voting process to choose the brands in the UAE which will be recognised and honoured as a Superbrand 2018 has commenced. This year Superbrands has decided to segregate brands as Consumer Superbrands (the UAE’s strongest B2C brands) and Business Superbrands (the UAE’s strongest B2B brands) in order to recognize the relationship building marketing efforts by various brands to their target audiences. Superbrands is by invitation only, and the brands which have been successfully graded or voted through independent research and the stringent Superbrands Council selection ......read more

UAE Exchange Partners with Ripple for Instant Cross-Border Payments…

First global money transfer business in Middle East to offer real-time, seamless payment solutions by using blockchain technology  Dubai, 10 February 2018:   UAE Exchange, a leading global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, announced it has partnered with San Francisco-based Ripple to enable instant, seamless and real-time cross-border payments. This makes UAE Exchange the largest payment solutions provider in the Middle East to use Ripple’s blockchain technology to process payments globally in real time.   Through this partnership, UAE Exchange joins RippleNet, Ripple's enterprise blockchain network with over 100-member banks and financial institutions. Leveraging the strengths of Ripple’s leading enterprise blockchain solution for payments, which provides ......read more

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The RIPE NCC and TRA Oman host capacity-building workshop in Muscat, Oman…

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DuPont Reports Third Quarter Results…

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Three60 Communities wins property management services contract for Muscat Bay…

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