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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

Xpress Money registers a 10% growth in 2017…

Remittances from the GCC remain strong; 2018 expected to witness continued growth  Dubai, February 5, 2018:   Xpress Money, one of the world’s most dependable money transfer brands, witnessed a 10% growth in its global operations in 2017. The growth was backed by new partnerships in crucial corridors, innovative solutions, and a global expansion in the Xpress Money agent network.  Xpress Money’s traditional corridors from GCC remained strong. From the UAE, Philippines, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Egypt, were the top remittance receiving corridors. Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Philippines and Jordan received the highest remittances from Oman. The second quarter of 2017 witnessed the highest number of transactions owing to the month of Ramadan. In UAE, the second quarter saw the highest number of ......read more

TAG Heuer Link 41mm with diamond bezel…

Where comfort meet elegance. The famous Link model, which received a masterful makeover in 2016, is presented today on a luxury version with a diamond bezel.    Dubai, UAE, January 2, 2018:  Link. A design that dates back to 1987. Its defining feature is the immediately recognisable bracelet, boasting the signature S-shaped links. It is both an iconic design and a standard bearer in terms of ergonomics and wearer comfort.    True to its image as a luxury Swiss watchmaker, TAG Heuer presents today a new version, more luxurious, with a bezel fully set with 54 diamonds of 1.80mm.   With a diameter of 41 mm, the blue sunray open dial allows for maximum readability, while the bezel features two components, combining two designs: a cushion base and an overlaid ring, on which are set the 54 ......read more

Seven trade fairs to open in Hong Kong early next year…

Strengthening businesses between Hong Kong and the UAE   DUBAI - 18 December 2017:   Hong Kong and the UAE have enjoyed robust bilateral trade relations on a range of products and services over the years. Adding to Hong Kong’s business advantages, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) gathers the latest market intelligence and form partnerships to develop business for corporations, and organises more than 30 exhibitions every year to provide a one-stop sourcing platform for buyers and suppliers from both economies to develop their business.   Abdul Aziz Nasser, Deputy Director, Middle East, HKTDC announced today that seven international trade fairs will be held in Hong Kong early next year, which will offer ideal platforms for traders and suppliers from the UAE to expand their businesses ......read more

Dubai Trade implements ISO 18295-1:2017 standards for Customer Contact Centre…

Sultan Bin Sulayem: Achieving another important step forward in supporting Smart Dubai initiative   Dubai, UAE, 25 November 2017:  Dubai Trade, the single window for cross-border trade and a DP World company, has implemented the ISO 18295-1:2017 standard in its Customer Contact Centre. It is one of the first organisations in the world to implement the standard which was launched in July detailing the service requirements for such facilities and complements Dubai Trade’s integrated electronic and smart platforms on its portal www.dubaitrade.ae and its smart applications Tradeshield and LogiGate. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World, said: "We are committed to supporting smart trade, which helps businesses connect to their markets, especially in logistics. Our customers can ......read more

95% of employees believe they would be more productive if they were happier…

A recent study conducted by Oman Insurance Company (OIC) and Bupa Global shows employee productivity hinges on happiness in the workplace Over 72% say work-life balance is the key to overall happiness in the workplace OIC and Bupa Global launch a Wellness Quiz to help people in the UAE to understand their current state of wellbeing so employers can better understand key to workplace happiness  Dubai, UAE, November 8, 2017:  In an effort to help employers understand what motivates employees to be more productive, Oman Insurance Company (OIC) and Bupa Global conducted a study to find out how much workplace productivity hinges on happiness – and what businesses can do to help.    The findings of the study will be discussed amongst decision makers and employers attending tomorrow’s SME Beyond ......read more

Abu Dhabi to Host Inaugural Edition of Agriscape…

First-of-its-kind international exhibition on agricultural investments to offer unique perspective on current and future agriculture landscape worldwide Abu Dhabi-UAE: 25 October, 2017:   Abu Dhabi is gearing up to showcase Agriscape 2017, an international exhibition dedicated to agricultural investments abroad and organized by the Abu Dhabi Food Security Alliance (ADFSA) in collaboration with the Food Security Center – Abu Dhabi (FSCAD) under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.  Set to run from November 14 to 15, 2017 at Rosewood Abu Dhabi, the first-of-its-kind event will provide companies seeking investment opportunities in the farmland sector abroad with a comprehensive overview of current and future global trends in ......read more

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Empower Starts Delivering District Cooling Solutions to JVC and JVT…

Empower will provide residential, retail and commercial real estate developments in these areas with up to 11,000 RT of cooling services Dubai, UAE, 18 June 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, stated that it has started delivering district cooling solutions to Jumeirah Village Triangle (JVT) and Jumeirah ......read more

Farnek Receives International Rating for Its Cleaning Science…

18 June 2017 - Dubai, UAE UAE-based total FM company makes exemplary progress with standards, training and sustainability, prompting British Institute of Cleaning Science to maintain rating  In recognition of its excellence in facilities management (FM) services, UAE-based total FM company Farnek continues its accreditation program from the British Institute of Cleaning Science ......read more

4 leadership takeaways from the UK election…

Dubai, UAE, 14 June 2017 - According to Nigel Nicholson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School, there are four universals that apply in both politics and business. First, leadership differs according to where you are in the leadership journey. Second, identity and character are mixed in with more primitive reactions to imagery. Third, the nature of the challenge is ......read more

122 New Companies From 33 Countries Set Up in Jafza During Q1 2017…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 May 2017: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a company of global trade enabler DP World and a major destination for foreign direct investment in the Middle East, Africa and CIS states, registered 122 new companies from 33 countries during the first three months of 2017. More than half (55 percent) of new companies were from the Middle East region, followed by 22 ......read more

Ramadan 2017 to Witness an Increase in Job Search Activity, According to 79% of MENA Professionals…

Bayt.com’s latest poll reports that nearly two thirds of MENA respondents feel more productive during Ramadan Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2017: Ramadan is a time for reflection, unity, sharing and generosity. It is a time that can bring out the best in people, whether during work or when spending time with friends and family. For professionals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the ......read more

The Middle East Consultancy Association (MECA) Launches in the UAE Market…

AED 80 billion regional facility management industry in immediate need of regulation and standardized best practices; say’s company spokesperson Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Middle East Consultancy Association (MECA), having launched in the UAE market, now offers the country’s cleaning, hygiene, and facility management industry much needed regulations and standardized best ......read more

Deloitte: Family-Owned Businesses Expect Disruptions Over Next Decade and Look to the Next-Gen for ...…

-Over 25% of successors think they will lose market share to new entrants 23 May, 2017 – Of the next generation of leaders of family-owned businesses interviewed by Deloitte, 46% expects that the market in which they operate will face disruption in the next two to three years. 27% also expects to lose market share to new entrants. These are the results of Deloitte’s NextGen ......read more

Epson aims to capture a larger regional market share through SGI Dubai 2018…

‘SGI Dubai 2018’ show will be held from January 14th to 16th at the Dubai World Trade Centre Dubai, UAE, May 15th, 2017: International Expo Consults (IEC) part of Falak Holding, stated that Epson a prominent SGI Dubai exhibitor has confirmed its presence at SGI Dubai 2018. From printing the most intricate photograph to the most precise architectural drawing, Epson has focused on ......read more

Empower Saves 280 Million Imperial Gallons of Fresh Water in 2016…

  The savings achieved is enough to fill 510Olympic swimming pools Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 10, 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling services provider has announced savings of 280million gallons of fresh water in 2016, enough to fill 510Olympic swimming pools. Empower uses advanced Reverse Osmosis (RO) ......read more

Emirates Glass Achieves Strong Results in 2016, Wins Projects Worth Over AED 110 Million Across ...…

Company unveils five new coatings, with plans to unveil low thermal transmission glass products Dubai, May 9, 2017: Emirates Glass LLC, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC and one of the largest processors of flat architectural glass in the region, has announced that it has achieved strong results in 2016 compared to 2015 with profits exceeding all previous records, reinforcing its growing ......read more

UAE nationals find private sector jobs more appealing now than ever before, TASC survey reveals…

DUBAI – May 7, 2017:  Marking a paradigm shift in the conventional mindset of UAE nationals seeking employment, a recently concluded survey reveals that about 57 per cent of them showed interest in working for the private sector. Of the 57 per cent, an encouraging 27 per cent want to work exclusively in the private sector and the remaining 30 per cent are amenable to working in either ......read more

EMI Participates in Half-Yearly Meeting of Gulf Association for Metrology…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 6 May, 2017 – Emirates Metrology Institute (EMI), part of Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), participated in the half-yearly meeting of members of the Gulf Association for Metrology (GULFMET) hosted by Emirates Authority for Standardization & Metrology (ESMA) in Abu Dhabi.  Held for the first time in Abu Dhabi since GULFMET’s establishment, the ......read more

Launch of fish stock promotion program…

Dubai, UAE, May 3, 2017:  Lt General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy chairman of police and Public security in Dubai, the Honorary Chairman of the Protection of Maritime Environment Society launched on Sunday the first phase of fish production enhancement program in the presence of Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone ......read more

Empower Prepared for Higher Output Capacity to Meet Increasing District Cooling Demand During Summer…

The company is well-prepared as temperature soars high during the peak summer period Dubai, UAE, 30 April 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower),the world’s largest district cooling services provider, is well-prepared as temperature soars high during the peak summer period.The company announced that it has completed pre-summer preparation works at its district ......read more

Emirates Printing Press Opens New Printing and Packaging Facility in Dubai Industrial Park…

•    State-of-the-art machines print 27000 meters per hour •    New 255,000 sq. ft. facility introduces advanced flexible packaging options Dubai-UAE: 30 April, 2017 – Emirates Printing Press (EPP), a high-quality, multi-award-winning commercial printing press based in Dubai, announced the opening of its third 255,000 square feet printing and ......read more

Paraguay president announces plans to open country's first commercial representative office in Dubai…

Announcement came during Dubai delegation’s visit to Paraguay as part of high-level trade mission to Latin America led by Dubai Chamber  H.E. Al Ghurair: Dubai-Paraguay non-oil trade has surged 92% between 2010 and 2016, and there is huge potential to expand scope of bilateral trade H.E. Buamim: As a major agricultural exporter, Paraguay can play a key role in collaborating with ......read more

Alstom and the RATP Carry Out First Tests on the Autonomous Stabling of a Tram in a Depot…

Dubai, UAE - 27 April 2017: Alstom and the RATP have successfully completed an initial experiment concerning the autonomous stabling of a tram in the RATP’s T7 depot in Vitry-sur-Seine. The project lasted a total of six months, including three at the Vitry site. A phase of additional studies and tests is due to be launched from the second half of 2017 onwards.  The tram, ......read more

48 percent of GCC residents Prefer to Shop Online but Payment Security is Still a Concern…

•    YouGov survey commissioned by Seamless Middle East reveals that a lack of confidence in online payment security deters 34 percent of GCC residents from shopping online •    Regional and international experts will discuss best practices and future trends in the payments, e-commerce and retail industries at Seamless Middle East 2017, 1-2 May Dubai, ......read more

UAE Ranks as the Most Connected Country on LinkedIn Globally…

●      Professional networking site has 22 million members in the MENA region ●      Data released as LinkedIn hits 500m global member milestone ●      Members in the UAE have an average of 211 connections ●      LinkedIn boasts 10+million active jobs and provides access to over 9+million companies ● ......read more

New Emirati Free Trade Zone for European Markets Announced at Hannover Messe…

The sixth annual UAE Business and Investment Forum also saw discussions of the post-oil economy, innovation and technology, and the ‘investment-ready’ UAE SMEs account for 60 per cent of the UAE economy, says Ministry of Economy Undersecretary 26 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Abu Dhabi Ports announced today that its Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone will open to European markets, ......read more

Riverbed Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Leading Cloud-Enabled Wi-Fi Networks Provider ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates– April 24, 2017– Riverbed Technology today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Xirrus, the leading provider of next generation Wi-Fi networks. The acquisition of the privately-held company will expand Riverbed’s market leading SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) and cloud networking solution Riverbed SteelConnect with ......read more

Growth of 11.8% in Ras Al Khaimah's Foreign Trade in 2016…

Ras Al Khaimah – UAE- 20 April 2017: According to a report published by the Studies & Commercial Cooperation Department at the Ras Al Khaimah Chamber, based on data from the Ras Al Khaimah Customs Department, foreign trade in the Emirate grew by 11.8% in 2016 compared to 2015.  Dr. Ahmed Rashed Al Shemaili, Assistant Director-General of Commercial Service and Business ......read more

Henkel Reports Strong Performance in Fiscal Year 2016; Middle East and Africa Region with Strong ...…

•    Sales: +3.5% to 18,714 million euros (organic: +3.1%) •    Emerging markets sales growth: organic +6.8% •    MEA region sales: +3.7% to 1,378 million euros (organic: +5.6%) •    Strong increase of operating profit*: +8.5% to 3,172 million euros  •    Excellent earnings per preferred ......read more

TRL throws spotlight on upcoming trends in the ‘Future of Transport' for the UAE at the ‘Smart ...…

April 19, 2017: Recent industry reports have shown that the continuously growing rate of technological change has been identified as one of the major drivers in the evolution of the global transport landscape. Looking to increase more awareness on this evolving phenomenon, TRL, the global centre for innovation in transport and mobility, is set to showcase the emerging and upcoming trends in the ......read more

Links Group: Post-Brexit UK-GCC Free Trade Agreement Set to Enhance UAE's Economy…

Dubai, UAE - 13 April 2017: Britain’s decision to establish a post-Brexit free trade agreement with the GCC has the potential to fast track the diversification of the UAE economy, according to Links Group, the region’s leading provider of commercial facilitation and advisory services. Led by British Prime Minister Theresa May, Britain is paving the way for a post-Brexit deal for ......read more

Kanoo Machinery Exhibits Farming Technologies at AgraME 2017…

Dubai, UAE - April 13, 2017: Kanoo Machinery, one of the exclusive dealers of world-class brands in the Middle East showcased its latest high-technology Massey Ferguson tractors and Bobcat Compact Loaders designed to perform a multitude of tasks in almost every farming operations around the world, at AgraME 2017 on April 10-12, 2017 at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre. Kanoo Machinery ......read more

UAE Exchange Hiring on-the-spot at Careers UAE…

Participates for the 10th time in the Careers UAE fair Dubai, 13 April 2017:  Investing in and retaining the right people is the biggest asset for any organisation. And making significant progress in identifying and nurturing such talent through career fairs is UAE Exchange, the leading global remittance, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand. The brand’s participation in the ......read more

Empower Facilitates E-payment through “Rosoom” of Dubai Trade…

Dubai, UAE - April 12, 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling services provider, recently entered into an agreement with Dubai Trade, the premier trade facilitation entity, to utilise  its ‘Rosoom’ the secured online payment gateway. The agreement was signed by HE Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower and Eng. Mahmood Al ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum tours Careers UAE 2017…

Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, tours Careers UAE, the UAE’s leading career fair for Emirati nationals, accompanied by His Excellency Helal Almarri, Director General of Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and Dubai World Trade Centre Authority. The event, which ran from April 9 to April 11 at Dubai World ......read more

Retailers are Failing to Drive Devotion Amongst UAE Shoppers…

ICLP survey finds that just 29% of UAE consumers feel that their custom and loyalty is rewarded by their chosen retailer 11th April, 2017 - Dubai, UAE – Global loyalty marketing agency, ICLP today reveals research which states that whilst Club Apparel, which comprises of over 70 international brands, is considered to be performing the most strongly in the eyes of UAE shoppers when it ......read more

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Offers Jobs to Nine Qualified UAE Nationals at Family Village…

Foundation is Currently Reviewing more than 300 Applications Dubai-UAE: 11 April, 2017 – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) in Dubai has created nine new jobs for UAE nationals at its Family Village, the region’s first community orphanage of its kind.  The Foundation is also reviewing more than 300 applications from nationals keen to work in various disciplines ......read more

Assistant Undersecretary of Regions Sector at UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Opens ...…

Dubai, UAE, 11 April 2017:  H.E. Sultan Bin Alwan Al Habsi, Assistant Undersecretary of Regions Sector at the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, has officially inaugurated AgraME, AquaME and VetME, the region’s specialist agribusiness, aquaculture and veterinary trade events, taking place until 12 April at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The three-day event is hosting ......read more

Government Entities Lead the Way at Careers UAE…

Thousands of employment opportunities on offer at UAE’s leading recruitment fair 11 April 2017 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Emiratis are filling the halls of Careers UAE 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre this week as public and private organisations reveal a wealth of job opportunities for UAE nationals across more than 15 different industries. Taking place until 11 April, 70% of ......read more

UAE International Investors Council (UAEIIC) signs MoU with UAE-India Business Council (UIBC) to ...…

Dubai, 11 April 2017: The UAE International Investors Council (UAEIIC) andUAE-India Business Council (UIBC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)for facilitating trade and investmentsincluding expansion of joint ventures, technological& industrial collaboration between UAE and India. The MoU was signed by H.E. Mr Jamal Saif Al Jarwan, Secretary General, UAEIIC and Mr Abdul ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum opens Careers UAE 2017…

Public and private companies out in full force to recruit UAE nationals as government strives to reach Vision 2021 Emiratisation goals Dubai, UAE, April 9, 2017 His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, officially inaugurated the 17th edition of Careers UAE 2017 today, as the country’s leading ......read more

The real price of keeping the peace at work…

Negative emotions in the workplace can have surprising positive effects, says LBS expert Dubai, UAE, 09 April 2017 - Most of us, if asked, would opt for a harmonious office environment. Few of us regularly display anger or suspicion in the workplace, choosing instead to hide any negative feelings lest they damage our reputation or relationships. But, according to new research by a London ......read more

Noor Bank Reiterates Commitment to Emiratisation at Careers UAE 2017…

Bank to conduct on-the-spot interviews for UAE nationals at its stand 7A-5   Dubai-UAE: 9 April, 2017 – Noor Bank is participating at the annual Careers UAE, the ultimate recruitment event for UAE nationals, as part of its strategic objective to bring on board talented Emiratis for key positions.    The event that got underway today at Dubai World Trade Centre, is held ......read more

UOWD and Swedish company Plantagon to set up Urban Agriculture Research Centre in Dubai…

Dubai, April 9, 2017:  The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) has been selected by Plantagon, the Swedish company known for its patented innovations in urban food production systems, as its academic research partner in Dubai, to jointly focus on urban agriculture related research and development of innovative solutions for the UAE. With the world’s urban population projected ......read more

Imdaad to participate at Careers UAE 2017 as part of commitment to Emiratization and UAE Vision 2021…

April 8, 2017 – Imdaad, the GCC’s leading integrated facilities management (FM) company based in Dubai, is planning to increase the number of its Emirati employees holding junior, middle, and senior management positions to seven per cent this year from the current five per cent in line with its commitment to the UAE Government’s ‘Emiratization’ policy.  The ......read more

Supreme Legislation Committee joins government entities participating at ‘Careers UAE 2017'…

UAE, April 6, 2017- The General Secretariat of the Supreme Legislation Committee in the Emirate of Dubai (SLC) has confirmed its participation together with other leading government entities at this year's edition of “Careers UAE,” which will be held from April 9 to April 11, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The SLC's presence at this exciting three-day event is ......read more

Genetec to Address Middle East Region's Growing Demand for State-of-the-Art Video Analytics and ...…

DUBAI, UAE, April 04th, 2017– Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading provider of open architecture security and public safety solutions, remains committed to instill confidence in its ability to address the Middle East region's increasing demand for state-of-the-art and highly advanced video analytics and surveillance systems. The company's upbeat attitude follows after a ......read more

Five lessons for leaders in turbulent times…

LBS experts highlight tactics to help business leaders handle volatile economic climate Dubai, UAE, 4 April 2017 - Since the financial crisis of 2007/2008, volatility has returned to new highs. When faced with turbulent times, leaders in business, politics and society tend to relay contrasting responses. London Business School’s Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, ......read more

UAE Plastics Industry Growth Highest in the GCC…

The industry expanded by 24.2% per annum over the past decade Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 2nd 2017 – The UAE plastics industry is the fastest growing in the GCC, growing by 24.2% per annum in the past decade. This is according to the ‘GCC Plastic Industry Indicators 2016’ report due to be released at the 8th edition of GPCA PlastiCon by Gulf Petrochemicals and ......read more

Growth in Dubai's Five Year Trade Volumes Underlines Emirates' Economic Resilience…

Reputation as global trade hub reinforced   Dubai, UAE, April 1, 2017:  Dubai’s trade performance has shown steady and sustainable growth over the last five years, with non-oil trade volumes in metric tonnes registering a compound growth rate of 6.1% according to figures from Dubai Customs. Despite a challenging macroeconomic environment which impacted global trade, ......read more

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture a Game-changer for Sustainable Farming…

Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority partnership sees hundreds of scientists, farmers, innovators, investors in UAE for agricultural discussions Abu Dhabi, 29 March 2017:  The organisers of the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) have hailed the fourth edition an unmitigated success and a game-changer in the development of sustainable farming across the GCC and wider Middle ......read more

Cardiovascular disease may be one of the main causes of death in type 2 diabetes…

Type 2 diabetes may double the risk of death [1] Diabetes complications are divided into microvascular (damage caused to small blood vessels) and macrovascular (damage caused  to larger blood vessels) [2] In diabetic patients over the age of 65 years, 68% of deaths are from coronary heart disease and 16% are from stroke[3] By: Dr. Arif Abulla Abdulrahim Al Nooryani - CEO of Al ......read more

Dubai Chamber concludes high-level trade mission to India…

Delegation of UAE businessmen visit Mumbai, Ahmedabad as part of Global Business Forum roadshow Chamber reveals plans to open representative office in India later this year H.E. Al Ghurair: 29% of new companies registered with Dubai Chamber in 2016 were Indian; total number of Indian members has exceeded 36,000 H.E. Buamim: UAE and India have historic ties that have strengthened in ......read more

H.H. Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser Al Thani: Agriteq 2017 will provide a major boost to Qatar's ...…

Doha, Qatar, March 16, 2017- The 5th Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition (Agriteq 2017) is set to open on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center—expecting to attract the participation of more than 100 local and global leading agriculture companies. The latest edition will feature five international pavilions and host a number of seminars, workshops, ......read more

Farmers From Around the World Descend Upon Abu Dhabi for Sustainable Agriculture Programme…

Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority to host farmers at Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7 March 2017:  Abu Dhabi is set to welcome hundreds of farmers and food growers from around the world to introduce them to the growing number of new sustainable agriculture solutions which will directly impact their business. The Hosted Farmers Programme, supported by ......read more

Dubai leading the way in ‘Smart Cities' initiatives; TRL at the forefront of transformational shift…

March 06, 2017: Industry analysts and experts have lauded Dubai’s leading and continuing efforts to become the first fully-fledged smart city. TRL, the global centre for innovation in transport and mobility, has expressed its commitment to this initiative, placing themselves at the forefront of this transformational shift. In line with this, TRL has also raised the importance of improved ......read more

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