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  • Z7 COMMUNICATIONS TO REPRESENT BISTROT BAGATELLE DUBAI

    Z7 Communications, the region’s leading luxury brand communications agency, is delighted to announce its appointment as the representative for culinary trailblazer Bistrot Bagatelle in the Middle East.

  • 'MasterChef, the TV Experience’ restaurant ramps up ‘world’s first’ kitchen team ahead of April opening

    UAE property developer and fast-growing F&B specialist, The First Group, has appointed internationally-acclaimed chef Maria ‘Margarita’ Vaamonde-Beggs to head the entire kitchen set-up and menu creation at the world-first MasterChef, the TV Experience, which is slated to open at the new Millennium Place Marina, in Dubai, this April.

  • ‘aafaq Education’ partners with University College of Bahrain to support Islamic finance industry with elite human efficiencies

    aafaq Education L.C.C is a private company specialized in managing and investing in educational institutions recently entered into a strategic partnership with the University College of Bahrain to offer an Executive Master’s Degree in Islamic Finance in the UAE. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Dr. Mahmoud Abdalaal, CEO of aafaq Islamic Finance, and Dr. Sheikh Khalid Bin Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Founder and Chairman of Board of Trustees at University College of Bahrain, in the presence of senior officials and managers from both parties.

  • ‘Artificial Intelligence’ framework a game changer for UAE and GCC telecom sector

    Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN), stated that the latest artificial intelligence (AI) framework could serve as a game changer for the UAE and GCC telecom industry. The Middle Eastern region is now witnessing an accelerating technology migration to higher speed networks and smartphones, facilitated by operator investments to extend network coverage. Telecom operators need to transform their revenue opportunity through data and voice services that are high quality, while managing capital allocation, and investing in new technologies and innovations.

  • ‘Authority of Public Resources at Ras Al Khaimah’ signs MoU with ‘Emirates Auction’

    Major-General Ali Abdullah bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of the RAK Police, and Jamal Ahmad Al Teir, Chairman of Authority of Public Resources at Ras Al Khaimah, have recently attended the signing ceremony for the agreement between the ‘Authority of Public Resources at RAK’ and ‘Emirates Auction’ at Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Under the terms of the agreement, ‘Emirates Auction’ will organize public auctions to sell distinct plate numbers on behalf of the ‘Authority of Public Resources at RAK’.

  • ‘Celebrate 2019 Now’ with special deals from Al-Futtaim Toyota

    Al-Futtaim Toyota is ringing in the New Year festivities early with the launch of its “Celebrate 2019 Now” campaign, inviting customers to celebrate the New Year by treating themselves to special deals on a select range of SUV models, coupled with complementary four-year or 80,000 km service contracts.

  • ‘Chiantese’ joins Interiors portfolio of exclusive home furnishing brands

    Renowned furniture company, Interiors, announces the addition of Chiantese collection to its portfolio of world renowned home furnishing brands.

  • ‘DIGITAL INHERITANCE’VAULT HASBOX LAUNCHES, AIMS TO CHANGE HOW IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS ARE STORED AND RECOVEREDDURING EMERGENCIES

    Hasbox, an online platform offering ‘digital inheritance’ services – the first of its kind in the world – is launching today to change the way important personal multimedia files and information are stored, recovered and shared. The platform is ideal for those seeking to best prepare for emergency situations. By simplifying the storage and recovery process, Hasbox promises to help minimize the stress on individuals or their loved ones following an unforeseen event.  The cutting edge, end-to-end-encrypted technology is used by the company of the same name, founded earlier this year by Stephen Flawith and two business partners.

  • ‘Emirates Red Crescent’ and ‘Emirates Auction’ sign agreement to reinforce UAE’s leadership in philanthropy through charity auctions

    The Emirates Red Crescent has signed an agreement with Emirates Auction to launch a series of charity auctions, in line with their joint efforts to reinforce excellence in humanitarian and development work. The agreement was signed by H.E. Dr. Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, General Secretary of Emirates Red Crescent; and H.E. Abdullah Matar Al Mannaei, Managing Director of Emirates Auction. Both parties emphasised on their commitment to consolidate strategic partnership and develop ambitious projects that support the objectives of UAE Vision 2021, which is geared towards establishing the UAE as an exceptional model for developmental and humanitarian initiatives.

  • ‘Exchange to Infiniti’ Campaign by Arabian Automobiles Company to Return for the Second Time this Year

    Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Infiniti in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, is bringing back its hugely popular ‘Exchange to Infiniti’ campaign for the second time as it proved to be wildly successful earlier in the year. New car buyers will benefit from a smooth and convenient transition to their new car, providing cost savings from unbeatable rates for their previously owned vehicles and ensuring that the exchange from old to new is as convenient and seamless as possible.

  • ‘Good governance vital for success of regional MSMEs’

    Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the emirate and beyond, has partnered with the Pearl Initiative consultancy to raise awareness among regional micro, small and medium size enterprises (MSMEs) on the importance of good governance and accountability.

  • ‘Hyundai World Football Heritage’ Contest Gives Football Fans the Chance to Attend the Final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

    Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea’s largest automaker and proud Official Partner of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, is pleased to announce the launch of the “Hyundai World Football Heritage” contest in the lead up to world’s most prestigious football event.

  • ‘Marjan’ commences operations as master developer

    Marjan has announced today the launch of its operations as the master-developer of freehold property in Ras Al Khaimah. The company will operate as an independent entity responsible for leading the development of freehold projects in the Emirate.

  • ‘Marriott Al Forsan Hotel’ to be unveiled in Abu Dhabi

    The 5 Star Marriott Al Forsan Hotel is slated to open in Abu Dhabi later this year. A management agreement was signed between, H.E. Saif Mohammed Al Hajeri, Chairman, Al Forsan Holding, and Mr. Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director of Marriott International, Middle East and Africa in Abu Dhabi. The hotel is located adjacent to the Al Forsan International Sports Resort, which will facilitate the hotel’s guests to venture into adventure sports during their stay.

  • ‘PAKISTAN’S F&B SECTOR PRIMED FOR TRANSFORMATION AND LARGE-SCALE GROWTH’

    Pakistan’s F&B manufacturing industry is ripe for investment as it passes through an era of transformation and growth triggered by shifting consumer buying patterns, according to the President of the country’s national food association.

  • ‘Sea Dubai’ unveils new dedicated anchoring areas for yachts and leisure activities in the Dubai Sea

    To further enhance Dubai’s competitiveness in a bid to make it a global destination for recreational marine tourism, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has launched the first services of the proactive ‘Sea Dubai’ initiative that will establish clear and definitive frameworks for recreational marine craft licensing regulations and mechanisms in the emirate. It also aims to support and develop recreational marine activities to provide world-class experience to all Dubai visitors.

  • ‘The all-new PEUGEOT 3008 CUV makes Middle East debut’

    The all-new PEUGEOT 3008 CUV was unveiled last Wednesday during a regional launch event at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai. The high-profile event was attended by Jean-Philippe Imparato, Chief Executive Officer of Peugeot brand, Jean-Christophe Quemard, Executive Vice-President Africa-Middle East of PSA Group, Cedric Zayoun, Managing Director of the GCC region at PSA Group and UAE’s celebrated rally driver Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi, in addition to over 100 key figures from the industry and prominent media outlets from the UAE and the region.

  • “ALMALL” the Region’s Newest Online Shopping Destination

    Following Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman’s ascension to his role last year, Saudi Arabia has been working towards realizing a complete transformation of its economy and society based on key objectives set under its Vision 2030, a national strategy to modernize its economy and diversify the country’s economy, moving it away from oil dependency.

  • “Back to normal; really?”

    Global inflation is about to spike due to higher worldwide commodity prices, competitive devaluations (imported inflation) and, to a lesser extent, increasing property prices.

  • “Brexit increases uncertainty but unlikely to have significant long term impact on Dubai real estate market’

    JLL, the world's leading real estate investment and advisory firm, today has released its Q2 2016 Dubai Real Estate Q2 Overview report that evaluates the impact of Britain’s exit from the European Union on the Dubai Real Estate Market across office, residential, retail and hotel sectors. Dubai caters to the most open real estate market within the region and as a result is more susceptible to external factors. As Brexit brings slight uncertainty into the market, it was noted that in Q2 2016 rent values continue to face a downward slope in the office and residential sectors.