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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 recent decades with the increase of bilateral trade and investment Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2017:  The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently concluded a successful trade mission to India which was organised to facilitate economic cooperation and explore trade and investment opportunities in the country. The trade mission, part of the Chamber’s Global Business Forum roadshow, was joined by dignitaries, officials and ......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 the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), will run at the upcoming Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, with support of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. “This new programme in Abu Dhabi underlines the commitment of ......read more

'Register Your Attendance' Survey Places 3,000-plus Nationals on the UAE's Emiratisation Radar…

Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development reveals aspirations and opinions of locals seeking jobs in the local market The survey was held at the National Career Exhibition 2017 Sharjah, 04 March 2017:  The Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD) has delivered a strong impetus to the UAE’s Emiratisation drive with ‘Register Your Attendance’ – a smart data collection initiative, which collected the latest and most accurate data of more than 3,000 job seeking Emiratis who walked into the National Career Exhibition 2017, held at Expo Centre Sharjah recently.    The data collected includes job applicants' basic information such as age, academic qualifications, occupational status, previous work experience and career aspirations, among other ......read more

General Authority of Youth and Sports Partners with Growing Alliance for Youth Addressing Unemployment in Middle East and Aiming to Impact 50,000 Youth by 2020…

Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  The UAE’s General Authority of Youth and Sports has partnered with the Alliance For Youth launched by Nestlé Middle East last year to bring together companies and other entities that can help young people in the region enhance their skills and develop their careers, and is now expanding to include Emaar Properties, ENGIE, LinkedIn, L’Oréal, Mohebi Logistics, Nielsen, Publicis Middle East and the American University in Dubai– with an objective of impacting 50,000 young adults through internships, graduate and training programs, and apprenticeships opportunities, and hiring 3,000 young people throughout Alliance partner companies by 2020. Announced at a Youth Conference conducted in collaboration with a number of leading universities and held at the American University in Dubai, the ......read more

Sheikh Zayed Book Award's Eleventh Session Contenders in “Literature” and “Children's Literature” revealed…

Abu Dhabi, February 19, 2017:  As part of its annual practice, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today its shortlisted candidates in two of its categories; “Literature” and “Children’s Literature”. The announcement follows the conclusion of a series of meetings held by the Scientific Committee in Abu Dhabi to assess reports submitted by the judges’ panel per category and the evaluation of nominated works. The selected works in literature included three narrative works, namely ‘Alwah’ (Tablets) by Lebanese author Rashid Al-Daif, (2016); ‘Khareef al Bara’a’ (The Autumn of Innocence) by Lebanese author Abbas Beydoun (2016); and ‘Fi Fami Lu’lu’a’ (A Pearl in My Mouth) by Emirati author Maisoon Saqer (2016). As for titles under ......read more

Steen's Chronicle: When change is not change — #SaxoStrats…

Trump's economic policies flawed, jobs focus misguided New US presidency likely to resemble that of Nixon Present selloff in bond yields likely temporary Donald Trump may be a colourful character, particularly as far as 21st century politicians go, but investors should watch what he does, not what he says. I have spent the last month on the road around Europe meeting with clients and investors. It has led me to some interesting discussions and conclusions.  President Trump remains an enigma even for people who have met him; his personality is at best erratic and at worst compulsive but having said that, his ability to "keep the ball rolling" impresses me. In the process of doing so, he has been able to convince many of the investors I respect most to buy into the concept of "an animal ......read more

Pearson and Nesta announce research initiative designed to predict the skills and competencies required for employment in 2030…

Research should help to shed light on the future of the workforce, and develop education systems that will fulfil future workforce demands Dubai, UAE, 29th January 2017:  Learning company Pearson and innovation foundation Nesta today announce a research partnership in collaboration with Michael Osborne (Oxford Martin School) which is designed to provide businesses, governments and education experts with new insights and evidence about the skills and competencies which will be required in the future economy. Through Employment in 2030: Skills, Competencies & the Implications for Learning, the research team will provide recommendations for how education, job training and other workforce development efforts can shift practice today in an attempt to better prepare the workforce of tomorrow. “Businesses, governments ......read more

Dubai Trade Shortlists Nominees for 9th E-Services Excellence Award…

Dubai, UAE, 25 January, 2017:  Dubai Trade, the single window for cross-border trade and a DP World company, has shortlisted nominees for its 9th E-Services Excellence Award (ESEA).  Winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony to be held next month under the patronage of HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. ESEA recognises organisations for their use of smart services in trade and logistics with winners selected on predefined criteria, including the number of mobile transactions on the Dubai Trade Portal throughout 2016. The 9th ESEA has five categories that include: Smart Services Award for M-Token, Free Zone, Payment Services, Clearance, and Shipping Services. Additionally, two Innovation Awards will be presented for the Best Innovative Project and the Best ......read more

Love is in the air - Valentine's Day Gift Guide…

It's never too early to start thinking about Valentine's Day, there is already so much love in the air. Give it one more week and everyone on your insta feed will be using the hashtag #couplegoals .  Our curated Valentine's Day gift guide includes gifts for the beauty lover, those who want something a little bit different, those on a budget or if you are looking to splurge. There is something for everyone.  Ipanema- Love Heart Flip Flops in a selection of colours  Price- AED 100, Available at Ipanema outlets  Konjac Sponge Company- Heart Sponge  Price- AED 75, Available at Holland and Barrett  SACHAJUAN- Spicy Citrus Body Wash Price- AED 130, Available at Bloomingdales Fressko- Glass Range Flasks  Price- AED 179, Available at Virgin Megastores  Fressko- Blush ......read more

ArabPlast 2017 opens today (Sunday, 8 January) with increase in overall display area reaching 12 percent…

Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman of Dubai Chamber : “Dubai achieved positive growth in manufacturing industry in 2016” ‘Oil demand for petrochemicals is likely to grow by about 3% a year between 2015 and 2021, with petrochemicals taking a more significant proportion of the oil barrel’ says International Energy Agency (IEA) Dubai, 8 January 2017:  ArabPlast 2017 kicked off today (Sunday, 8th January, 2017) in Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, as HE Majid Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman of Dubai Chamber  inaugurated the show along with many other government representative, business executives and industry experts. The No. 1 trade show in the Middle East in term of machinery on display and the leading regional platform for the plastic industry, will continue for three days until Tuesday, ......read more

Jafza organises recreational day for workers…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 27, 2016:  Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a DP World Company and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the Middle East region and Africa, organised a day of entertainment, activities and informative sessions for workers residing in its on-site residences.  The ‘Workers’ Day’, attended by over 2,000 workers, included  a series of lectures ranging from Labour Rights Awareness by the Permanent Committee for Labour Affairs, Road Safety Awareness by the Road and Transport Authority, Health and Safety Awareness by the Environment, Health And Safety Authority  (Trakhees), Health Check-ups by CEDARS Hospital and a host of recreational activities. Ibrahim Mohammed Al Janahi, Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial Officer and other senior officials at Jafza ......read more

Dubai Trade Recognises Strategic and Logistics Partners…

Event highlights public and private sector collaboration  Dubai, UAE, 26 December 2016:  Dubai Trade, the single window for cross-border trade and smart trading solutions and a DP World company, recently recognised strategic and media partners during its first appreciation ceremony.  The ceremony was part of Dubai Trade’s strategy to support partnerships between the public and private sectors and to encourage trade relations in Dubai. It was attended by H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, Mohammed Hamdan Al Zaabi, Director of Trade Promotion and Investment at the Ministry of Economy, Eng. Mahmood Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade, along with organisations that have contributed to Dubai Trade’s success, including government and financial organisations, private sector companies and the ......read more

Careers Festival Day at Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies Draws Hundreds of UAE Nationals…

Dubai-UAE: 22 December, 2016:  The Dubai campus of the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), the chosen venue for the Careers Festival Day, drew an estimated 800 UAE nationals for various positions on offer by financial companies in the UAE. All UAE nationals who attended the two-day festival were successfully registered in the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization database. Organized by the Ministry and the recently launched Government Accelerators, EIBFS supported the festival as a strategic partner. The Careers Festival saw the participation of 80 financial companies that included banks, insurance companies and money exchanges, and led to one of the largest turnouts of UAE nationals at a job fair. With hundreds of offers made at the Careers Festival, the deep commitment of the Government ......read more

Empower to further enforce Emiratisation in its recruitment drive…

Increase in Emiratisation to reach 13% in 2016 Dubai, UAE, 21 December 2016:  As part of the Emiratisation initiative to employ more UAE nationals in the private and public sectors, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), world’s largest district cooling services provider, has announced today an increase by 13% in 2016 in the employment of UAE nationals in the company. “We, Empower, are operating in a very specific and prolific industry, with so much potential for growth. As a dynamic employer, we are always searching for qualified profiles and highly experienced specialists but also opening our door for the young Emirati talents, in the fields of energy, R&D, sales, marketing, and engineering among others and we also pay special attention to employ women of the UAE nationals,” said HE ......read more

Piaget Altiplano is the watch of choice for the Critics' Choice Awards…

Piaget dresses Ryan Reynolds  LOS ANGELES – December 19, 2016 – Piaget Altiplano was the watch of choice for the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. International Brand Ambassador, Ryan Reynolds chose a Piaget Altiplano timepiece to complete his red carpet look. Mr. Reynolds, who was honored with Entertainer of the Year, chose the Piaget Altiplano 43 mm in white gold to match his grey tuxedo.  It was announced earlier this morning that Mr. Reynolds is nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Comedy for his role in “Deadpool,” along with fellow Piaget International Brand Ambassador, Jessica Chastain, for her role in “Miss Sloane” as Best actress in a Drama movie. Piaget has a longstanding love affair with Hollywood and a commitment to ......read more

UAE ranked 20th among world's top 20 exporters and first in Middle East and Africa…

International Autumn Trade Fair (IATF) 2016 ends on high note WTO Report: ‘UAE had a 31.5% share of the Middle East’s total exports in 2015, compared to 28 per cent in 2014’  Dubai, UAE, 18 December 2016:  The 31st edition of the International Autumn Trade Fair 2016 (IATF 16) concluded Friday (16 December) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre with excellent results. The UAE is ranked among the world's top 20 exporters, according to the World Trade Organisation’s Report on International Trade Trends. This was said at the show that attracted thousands of visitors over three days. The exhibition, organized by Al Fajer Information and Services, has thus reinforced its position on the global consumer exhibitions map after 31 years of consistent ......read more

Saxo Bank Enhances Options Trading With New Combination Order Ticket…

Saxo Bank unveils powerful tool for clients using multi-legged option strategies  Dubai, UAE, December 15, 2016:  Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist, today announces that it is launching a combination order ticket for all clients trading contract options.  The combination order ticket will enable clients to deploy multi-legged option strategies by simultaneously placing orders to buy and/or sell different options from the same order ticket.  Georgio Stoev, Futures and Listed Options Product Manager, said: “Instead of trading options leg by leg using multiple trade tickets, the different legs can now be delivered as one order and executed as one.”  “Through multi-legged strategies, clients will be presented with unique opportunities to participate in ......read more

International Autumn Trade Fair (IATF) 2016 kicks off today (Wednesday, 14 December)…

UAE non-oil trade reached 553.4 billion AED in first half of 2016 Dubai, UAE, 15 December 2016:  HH Sheikh Hasher Bin Juma Al Maktoum, Director General of the Dubai Department of Information inaugurated today (Wednesday, 14 December 2016), the 31st International Autumn Trade Fair (IATF 2016) that will continue until 16th December (Friday) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.  Under the theme “smart living”, the exhibition has seen the presence of officials and decision makers from the public and private sectors from different parts of the world who represent international companies operating in the lifestyle, fashion, electronics and home equipment, beauty and cosmetics, and health and fitness and other basic and luxury goods as well as contractors, consultants and ......read more

First-of-its-kind Emirates Soil Museum opens its doors in Dubai…

Dubai, UAE, December 8, 2016:  The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) inaugurated today the Emirates Soil Museum, a unique facility in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The opening of the Emirates Soil Museum is a joint initiative between ICBA and ADFD. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA, said: “We at ICBA are very proud and happy to have partnered with ADFD for this momentous initiative. Indeed, the museum is a result of continued support by the UAE government for efforts to collect, preserve and share information about the country’s natural heritage, including soils. We are confident that the museum will serve as an excellent repository of ......read more

The UAE is first WTO member from the Arab region to ratify the new Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) in April 2016…

Dubai aims to become the seventh leading maritime capital of the world by 2020 ahead of London, New York, Tokyo, Copenhagen, and Rio de Janeiro The International Autumn Trade Fair strengthen the UAE position as a strategic market in the MENA region Dubai, UAE, 7 December 2016:  The International Autumn Trade Fair (IATF 2016) is announced to be held from 14th to 16th of December at Dubai World Trade Centre. The 31st edition of the event will take place under the theme of “smart living” and will display general consumer goods with emphasis on home and lifestyle, fashion, electronics and home equipment, beauty and cosmetics, and health and fitness.  “Dubai is an open market to the international goods, where consumers find all kind of items of high quality and diverse utilities. This fair is not only ......read more

Dubai Expats Urged to Plan for After the Good Life…

DIFC Wills & Probate Registry consumer poll reveals expats stay longer than expected in Dubai, but don’t plan to protect their future    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 November 2016:  The phrase ‘time flies when you are having fun’ has never been truer for residents in Dubai. The DIFC Wills & Probate Registry (WPR) is calling for expats to get on top of their ‘life admin’, as its most recent consumer poll* suggests that most people are staying in Dubai longer than they think, but are failing to safeguard their future.  According to WPR’s findings 64% of expats stay significantly longer in Dubai than they had originally thought. The majority of respondents have lived here at least three years longer than planned, and a staggering one in ten people have stayed over ......read more

L'Oréal Named the Most Attractive Employer in the FMCG Sector in UAE and KSA…

Dubai, UAE, November 16, 2016 – L’Oréal has been voted as the most attractive employer for business students amongst Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies, in the UAE and KSA. Over 12,600 students, of different majors, from 43 universities participated in Universum’s “Most Attractive Employers Ranking” survey.  The survey offered comprehensive insights into students’ views on their future careers, prospect employers, in addition to what they consider as the most important factors in their employment decision. Amongst Business students, L’Oréal ranked as 8th most attractive employer across all sectors, up from number 9 in 2015. Whereas in KSA, Business students ranked L’Oréal as 8th most attractive employer, up from 11 in 2015.  The annual survey commenced in November ......read more

Juma Al Majid Group Launch Wertheim Brand in The UAE…

Dubai, UAE, November 16, 2016:  Juma Al Majid Group – Office Equipment, Storage & Material Handling Solution Division is the host and distributor for flagship brands that form the backbone of this Division from Konica Minolta Digital Solutions (MFP, Printer, digital Press, MPS /OPS, DMS/ECM) and Kardex Remstar (Document Management and Material Handling Solution). Other major brands include Rosss, (Storage & Warehousing Solutions) EBA, (Office & Industrial Shredding Solutions) Akten-Ex (Certified Shredding Solutions & industrial Heavy Duty Shredders), Intimus (Paper & Industrial Shredding Systems) & Lexmark Printers. Today Juma Al Majid Group – Office Equipment, Storage & Material Handling Solution Division announced the joint-venture of Wertheim brand a European leader in manufacturing of ......read more

Doha Bank is the first bank in Qatar to achieve accredited certification for ISO…

Doha, Qatar, October 17, 2016:  Doha Bank has become the first bank in Qatar to achieve the prestigious ISO 9001:2015 accreditation, the newly revised international standards for Quality management systems.  ISO 9001 is the world’s most widely recognized standard for quality management systems, and its latest revision was published on September 23, 2015. The standard helps organizations consistently meet the needs of customers and other key stakeholders in both the delivery and continuous improvement of products and services. Dr. Seetharaman, Group CEO said “ISO 9001:2015 rates companies on advanced quality assurance standards (known as the High-Level Structure), facilitating integration of multiple management systems. In addition, it increases focus on risk-based thinking which makes preventive action for ......read more

Jafza participates in WETEX 2016…

Dubai, UAE, October 4, 2016:  Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), Dubai and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the wider Middle East region and Africa is participating in the Water Technology, Energy and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2016, held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from October 4-6, 2016.  In line with the theme of the exhibition ‘At the forefront of sustainability’, Jafza is showcasing its latest initiatives and sustainability projects that have been implemented throughout the free zone in our efforts to adopt the international best practices in this area.  Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DP World and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation said “The UAE and Dubai, in particular, has been the ......read more

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Three booming industries in search of multilingual applicants…

For candidates with a mastery of more than one language, these industries are in need of global talents Dubai, UAE, May 16, 2016:  In an increasingly globalised world, the need to communicate in multiple languages has become a key component to successful international business processes. A number of industries are in need of multilingual candidates to fill positions throughout their ......read more

China slowdown not solely responsible for market volatility…

The slowdown in the Chinese economy is one factor contributing to global market volatility, says London Business School’s Linda Yueh Dubai, UAE, 16 May 2016: Investors and economists everywhere are worried about the interest rates of China, along with the US, says Linda Yueh, Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School (LBS), who explains that the situation is the result of ......read more

46% of UAE respondents did not receive a pay raise at all in 2015, according to Bayt.com and YouGov ...…

64% of UAE respondents believe their salary is lower than industry average, and half anticipate a pay raise in 2016 Dubai, UAE, May 16, 2016:  The 2016 Bayt.com Middle East and North Africa Salary Survey, conducted by Bayt.com, the Middle East’s number one job site, and YouGov, the leading market research agency, revealed that more than half (55%) of UAE respondents are expecting a ......read more

Jafza's trade with China reaches AED 46.4 Billion…

Sultan Bin Sulayem: China is the largest Jafza Partner Dubai, UAE, May 14, 2016:  Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), Dubai and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the wider Middle East region comprising West Asia, the CIS, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent, seeks to highlight the Free Zone’s status as the gateway and logistics hub for the region to Chinese investors ......read more

Dubai Parks and Resorts to open new employment opportunities for Emiratis at Careers UAE 2016…

Theme park company to generate 1,000 jobs in 2016 Dubai, UAE, May 12, 2016:  With Dubai Parks and Resorts on schedule to open several major, new theme parks and leisure attractions this October, the company has announced plans to recruit UAE’s brightest young Emirati talent at this month’s 16th edition of Careers UAE, held at Dubai World Trade Centre from 16-18 May 2016. ......read more

New Sophos MSP Connect Partner Program Brings Synchronized Security Benefits to Managed Service ...…

  Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced MSP Connect, a new partner program that enhances the capabilities of Managed Service Providers (MSPs) by simplifying the complexities of managing multiple security solutions. The new program is also designed to help increase profitability, lower costs and improve business efficiencies for ......read more

Bristol Fire Engineering Honored with 2016 Dubai Quality Appreciation Award …

DUBAI, 10 May, 2016: Bristol Fire Engineering has been recognized at the hugely prestigious Business Excellence Awards by being honoured with the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award from the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai. Held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the awards ......read more

Charge for content counter-intuitively, says LBS expert…

Fee or free? Dubai, UAE, 10 May 2016 – Charging readers for online content during periods of low demand, and providing more content for free during periods of high demand, feels counter-intuitive but could actually be more profitable, according to new research co-authored by a London Business School expert. Anja Lambrecht, Associate Professor of Marketing, London Business School, and ......read more

Regional Experts to Address the Growing Issue of Waste Management…

7th Annual Waste Management Middle East Forum will gather regional experts to discuss the latest waste management technologies and strategies for the region. 9th May 2016, Dubai: The development and urbanization of the Middle Eastern countries has not only resulted in an increased economic growth, but also an increased amount of waste generation. Due to this, environmental protection has ......read more

ManageEngine Launches into Self-Service IT Analytics Market…

  ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced its entry into the self-service IT analytics market with the launch of Analytics Plus. Designed for mid- to large-size organizations that want to draw insights from their IT data, Analytics Plus integrates easily with various data sources and tools, analyzes vast data volumes and presents findings with rich ......read more

Nokia and Ooredoo Qatar sign three-year network expansion agreement to meet ever-increasing ...…

Nokia and Ooredoo Qatar have signed a three-year agreement under which Nokia will upgrade and expand Ooredoo's existing mobile broadband network across the country to meet ever-growing subscriber demands. With one of the most vibrant economies in the Middle East, Qatar needs to meet rising data demands sparked by surging smartphone use. Under its Supernet initiative, one of the most ......read more

Careers UAE 2016 Attracts ‘Best Of The Best' Candidates for DWTC's Lami3 Programme…

DWTC’s Bespoke Management Training Programme Aims to Fill 15 Positions at Leading Recruitment Fair for UAE Nationals Dubai, UAE, May 4, 2016:  The 16th edition of Careers UAE, a strategic platform to facilitate successful engagement between public and private sector organisations with UAE national candidates at all levels of qualification, is opening its doors this year on 16-18 May ......read more

Jaleel Distribution bags prestigious Dubai Quality Appreciation Award…

Jaleel Distribution is one of the foremost FMCG distributors with extensive presence in the UAE and having many leading brands from around the world.  Constant growth in all facets at the right time has brought in remarkable changes over the years in the company’s journey. Dubai - May 3, 2016: Jaleel Distribution, a business unit of UAE-based investment company Jaleel ......read more

Empower Women in Hospitality Says DUKES Boss…

Career opportunities for women in the region’s travel and tourism industry highlighted during inspirational talk from DUKES Dubai MD Debrah Dhugga at ATM panel session Dubai, UAE - April 27, 2016: Women in the workforce have been in the spotlight in the UAE recently with three companies launched in recent weeks designed to help women find career roles – Hopscotch, Mums@Work and ......read more

Non-financial assets key to 100-year life, according to London Business School expert…

Investing in non-financial assets such as friends and family is crucial to living longer, says LBS economist. Dubai, UAE, 27 April 2016- Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics, London Business School who has co-authored a new book The 100-Year Life (published June 2016) with Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice in Organisational Behaviour at London Business School, made the remarks ......read more

Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi has welcomed Robert Clark as its new general manager.…

Robert has worked with IHG for 17 years, starting his career in his native New Zealand within rooms division and later moving into revenue management. Robert moved to the UAE in 2004. The next 6 years were spent with the commercial team as Director of Revenue for the opening of the IHG Dubai Festival City properties. In 2010 he took up an operational post at the InterContinental Al Ain ......read more

HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings Consolidates Presence in Oman…

HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings has announced in quick succession the signing of management agreement for Corp Muscat Al Muzn Hotel followed by the opening of Coral Muscat Hotel & Apartments. Speaking at the Arabian Travel Market 2016 today, Laurent A. Voivenel, CEO of HMH stated, “Oman is a key development market for HMH in keeping with our strategy to prioritize ......read more

PCCI Group appoints new HR Head…

PCCI Group, a leader in customer experience and operations outsourcing announced the appointment of David Olivier as its Chief Human Resources Officer. David comes into this role with diverse experience encompassing over 25 years. As a career diplomat, David has held foreign assignments in Cairo, establishing an Embassy from a zero base – the quintessential start up experience, followed ......read more

Tips To Make Essential Home Improvements.…

As your family size changes, you will need to consider making some changes to your home. There are many ideas and options available for you. This article will help you get the most out of your home improvement projects. One way to lower your electric bill is to install a motion sensor on your outdoor lights. This way, the bright spotlights only come on when someone is outside and needs the ......read more

BLOOVO.com introduces 30-second video elevator pitch to social recruitment platform…

Feature addresses common complaint about unrepresentative CVs and mismatch between candidate and resume Dubai, UAE, April 19, 2016 -  BLOOVO.com, the Middle East’s online social recruitment platform, has introduced its innovative 30 Second Video Elevator Pitch concept to its site in a bid to address one of the most frequent causes of employer dissatisfaction – candidates ......read more

Hon. Regional Director, Middle East of Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council ...…

Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2016:  On behalf of Regional representation of Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) Mr Kamal Vachani, Hon. Regional Director of ESC called on  Mr Kalraj Mishra, Hon’ble Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India, who is on a visit to Dubai. During the interaction, Mr Kamal Vachani, briefed the ......read more

Deloitte: Digital Transformation Key to Organizations' Survival…

Dubai, UAE - 13 April, 2016 – The digital age is moving at a fast pace that it is fundamentally transforming the way organizations operate, be it in the private or the public sector, according to Deloitte’s latest report entitled “The changing role of people management in the digital age.” This trend is requiring organizations to develop new ways of thinking about ......read more

Concept Big Brands Carnival reaches 50th edition milestone…

50th edition to mark Abu Dhabi debut Abu Dhabi is all set to witness a shopping extravaganza when ‘The Concept Big Brands Carnival’, popularly known as CBBC, makes its Abu Dhabi debut. Announcing this in a press conference Mr. Vijay Samyani, Managing Director and Founder, Concept Brands Group said this is going to be the 50th edition of CBBC and this will also mark the debut of ......read more

~~Concept Big Brands Carnival reaches 50th edition milestone. 50th edition to mark Abu Dhabi debut. Abu Dhabi is all set to witness a shopping extravaganza when ‘The Concept Big Brands Carnival’, popularly known as CBBC, makes its Abu Dhabi debut. Announcing this in a press conference Mr. Vijay Samyani, Managing Director and Founder, Concept Brands Group said this is going to be ......read more

15th CSR & Sustainability Meetup Dubai Social Media Essentials for CSR & Sustainability ...…

Sustainability Knowledge Group is proud to announce its 15th CSR & Sustainability Meetup on April 12th in Dubai! Our guest speakers will discuss the concept and value of communications in our demanding times and how to utilize the value of Social media for Sustainability and CSR purposes. Award winning social media strategist, Anas Almarie, will demonstrate the power of social media and ......read more

Emvees for the first time introduces MBR integral with SiC membranes…

Emvees, partner with Cembrane A/S of Denmark inaugurated a project of MBR plant with Sic membranes, for their client in Sharjah, UAE. For the first time ever, in technical association with Cembrane A/S of Denmark, Emvees have retrofitted Silicon Carbide (SiC) membranes, a new generation ceramic membranes that are capable of providing effluent of the highest quality, fixed into a MBR plant, ......read more

PCCI Group Expands Leadership Team; appoints new Chief Commercial Officer…

In line with its expansion plans, PCCI Group, a leader in customer experience and operations outsourcing announced the appointment of Juan Bezón as its Chief Commercial Officer. In today’s highly competitive environment where most businesses are going digital, organizations need to deliver the best customer experience in order to differentiate themselves from their competitors. With ......read more

CITIZEN L Ambiluna - A New Style of Luxury Watch…

CITIZEN L watches reflect the brand concept “Beauty is Beauty,” which communicates our belief that beautiful things emanate from a beautiful mind. In other words, external beauty simply reflects inner beauty. CITIZEN has created honest luxury with the CITIZEN L brand. This is the spirit behind the launch of a new style of luxury watch —“Ambiluna” . CITIZEN merges ......read more

Arbor Networks® SP Flex Licensing Options Enable Customers to Cost Effectively Expand Their Network ...…

– Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT (NASDAQ: NTCT), today announced new cloud-based licensing options for its Arbor Networks® SP network visibility platform. These new options unlock significant performance and scalability gains – giving service providers, cloud/hosting providers, large enterprises and other large network operators the ability to flexibly and ......read more

Mentorship for Women in Workforce Gains Momentum as REACH reports over 200 percent growth in UAE ...…

Non-profit organization dedicated to professional women mentoring and leadership in Middle East hosts annual event to report milestones and future plans 30th March 2016, Dubai, UAE: REACH, the first non-profit organization dedicated to structured  mentoring and leadership development for women professionals in the Middle East, hosted its second annual event in Dubai this week to report ......read more

Unigulf Air Conditioning Industries Awarded the Prestigious Dubai Central Laboratory‘s (DCL) ...…

Unigulf Air Conditioning, one of the leading players in the HVAC Pre Insulated Duct (PID) System today announced that the company has been successfully awarded the Certificate of Product Conformity by Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL). An initiative of Government of Dubai, the DCL is implemented through the Dubai Municipality and has been awarded for the company’s state-of-the-art automated ......read more

OMA Emirates Expands Business to North Africa with Investments in Morocco Based Business Rules ...…

OMA Emirates, a provider of cutting edge technology for the payment industry announced its investment in Morocco based Business Rules Solutions (BRS), an IT consulting firm that specializes in software development in advanced fields. The move supports OMA Emirate’s global expansions plans and will now have a stronger presence in the North African markets. It will also provide a base for ......read more

How Smart Can a Multifunction Printer Really Be?…

Xerox ConnectKey Technology Boosts Office Productivity with Innovative Apps and Expanded Capabilities for MFPs Xerox announced it’s expanding what multifunction printers (MFPs) can do in the workplace through advancements to its ConnectKey® technology. The 14 Xerox ConnectKey-enabled i-Series MFPs are equipped with ready-to-use apps to speed up paper-dependent business processes and ......read more

Prominent Arab and Italian Family Businesses Convene to Initiate Business Exchange and Strengthen ...…

A unique international gathering between Middle Eastern and Italian family businesses - the “Continuum Family Business Visit” - was successfully held from 1 - 4 March. Organized by Tharawat Family Business Forum in partnership with Pisa Orologeria, Borsa Italiana, part of the London Stock Exchange Group and the Italian Association for Family Businesses (AIDAF), the program provided 25 ......read more

Interactive Intelligence Launches Customer Engagement Cloud Service in the Middle East…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates– March 10, 2016- Interactive Intelligence Group Inc., a global leader of cloud services for customer engagement, communications and collaboration, has made available a new customer engagement cloud service for businesses throughout the Middle East. The unique PureCloud Engage℠ architecture, along with its advanced functionality, fast deployment and ......read more

ALMANSOORI announces over AED 18 million upgrade to MPD services…

Leading Middle East oilfield services provider, AlMansoori Specialized Engineering has announced a comprehensive over AED 18 million upgrade to its managed pressure drilling (MPD) services offering. The company along with its affiliated companies; Reform Energy Services, Air Drilling Associates and Kelda Drilling Controls, has worked intensively to introduce the "next generation automated ......read more

Recruiting mismatch, a factor in keeping 50 million people in MENA unemployed…

MENA unemployment challenge can be addressed by better job matching: BLOOVO research Dubai, UAE, March 7, 2016:   BLOOVO.COM, an online social recruitment platform, has released a new research indicating that unemployment in the MENA region is a long-term challenge, especially in light of having the world’s highest youth unemployment rate of around 28%. This coupled with the ......read more

Fourth Consecutive Year: Xerox in Leaders Quadrant of Gartner's 2016 Customer Management Contact ...…

Dubai, UAE, 7 March 2016 – Industry research firm Gartner, Inc. placed Xerox in the Leaders Quadrant of its January 2016 Magic Quadrant for Customer Management Contact Center Business Process Outsourcing. The Magic Quadrant is a proprietary research tool developed by Gartner that evaluates companies on completeness of vision and ability to execute. “We believe our placement in ......read more

Autodesk empowers students to bring their ideas to life at GESS Dubai 2016…

March 03, 2016- Autodesk, a leading design software company that is playing a very innovative role in the education sector, globally and in the Middle East region, has expressed its eagerness to help empower students in bringing their creative ideas to life. The statement came during the company’s participation at Global Educational Supplies and Solutions Dubai 2016 (GESS Dubai 2016), the ......read more

More than 6,000 visitors at Abu Dhabi's Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture…

Leading sustainable agriculture event reports 35% increase in visitor numbers as global food security issue aggravates Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1 March 2016: More than 6,000 visitors from 96 countries took part in the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) which saw dozens of presentations and panel discussions designed to help tackle world hunger. The event, which took place from 16-17 ......read more

Several hundreds of job opportunities at the Dubai Job Show this April…

UAE residents looking for a new job are encouraged to attend the Dubai Job Show. The Dubai Job Show is the UAE’s first ever jobs and careers event aimed at the UAE’s expats community. This three day event will provide job seekers with the best opportunity to meet key people in Business, Finance, Tourism, Hospitality, Public Services, Healthcare, Technology, Retail, Leisure and Oil ......read more

Strong interest from Middle East industry in twin Messe Frankfurt international trade fairs…

IFFA 2016 and Texcare International will showcase latest global trends and developments at upcoming edition Leading global trade fair and conference organiser Messe Frankfurt is expecting strong representation from Middle East trade buyers and decision makers, for two of their fast-growing international trade fairs.  targeting the meat processing and textile care industries. Senior ......read more

Autodesk and Siemens Sign Agreement to Increase Software Interoperability…

Dubai, UAE, Feb. 28, 2016— Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) and Siemens announced an interoperability agreement aimed at helping manufacturers decrease the costs associated with incompatibility among product development software applications and avoid potential data integrity problems. Through this agreement, Autodesk and Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software businesses ......read more

Four in 10 UAE Working Respondents Expect their Employers to be Definitely Hiring in the Next Three ...…

57% of UAE working respondents whose employers will be hiring in the next 3 months are looking to fill up to 10 jobs Dubai, UAE, 28 February 2016: The latest Middle East Job Index Survey, conducted by the Middle East’s leading job site, Bayt.com, and research and consulting firm, YouGov, has revealed that six out of every 10 working respondents in the UAE expect their employers to be ......read more

Karcher announces participation in Isfahan Hometech…

World-leading home appliances company heads to Iran trade show with innovative Home Line offerings   Dubai, 21st February 2016– Karcher Middle East, the world leader in innovative cleaning technology solutions, has announced its participation in Isfahan Hometech, Iran’s premier home appliances exhibition, to be held at Isfahan International Exhibition Fairground, Iran, from 22 ......read more

Concorde-Corodex Group Stages Live Demonstrations of Williams Fire Fighting Equipment…

Dubai, February 16, 2016– Concorde-Corodex Group, the UAE-based leader in firefighting and rescue equipment, has kicked off a month-long roadshow across the GCC showcasing the Williams Fire & Hazard Control most popular firefighting products, a US-based industrial firefighting company and world record holder of the largest full surface fuel tank fire ever extinguished. The Williams ......read more

Fleming. to Co Host The BCI Middle East Awards 2016…

The BCI Middle East Awards will be held alongside Fleming's 6th Annual Business Continuity & Emergency Response Forum scheduled for 23rd – 24th May 2016 in Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 15, 2016- Business Continuity Institute in collaboration with Fleming. aims to celebrate the achievements and recognise the outstanding contribution of business continuity and resilience ......read more

National Career Fair opens in Sharjah…

Offers training, internship and employment opportunities in private and public sector firms Sharjah, 11 February 2016: The critical role the private sector can play in improving employment prospects for Emirati youth was the underlying theme of a career fair that got under way in Sharjah on Wednesday (Feb 10). The 18th National Career Exhibition was inaugurated by H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin ......read more

Get the perfect look for valentines smelling and looking perfect for a night of love…

FOR HIM  Just a bit of CH MEN Prive to start off your special evening, Suit up in a Black suit and Black tie with CH Carolina Herrera, with a sophisticated look with an alluring fragrance. FOR HER  Feel like an elegant woman wearing CH Carolina Herrera signature red dress with an added scent of CH Women fragrance to complete your look. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY from the ......read more

JOBHUNT HR & Management Consultancy hosts DIAC Career Fair 2016…

• The Dubai International Academic City (DIAC)’s annual DIAC Career Fair 2016 is set to take place on February 28th and 29th, 2016 • The career fair aims to connect graduate students from 26 academic institutions based in DIAC and employers from over 100 leading regional and international organizations over two days • Registration are available at ......read more

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