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  • 65 per cent of GCC Expats do not have a Pension, survey finds

    GCC expats are miles behind their counterparts in North America, Europe and Asia when it comes to retirement planning, a study by global financial firm Guardian Wealth Management has found.

  • 66 per cent of CIOs in UAE face pressure to effectively prevent, detect and quickly respond to costly cyber-attacks, says Carbon Black

    About 66 per cent of CIOs in the UAE are facing mounting pressure to implement cutting-edge solutions designed to successfully prevent, detect and quickly respond to harmful cyber-attacks, the latest survey conducted by Carbon Black, the leading provider of next-generation endpoint security solutions, showed. Carbon Black released the results to underscore the significance of swiftly addressing online security breaches after 71 per cent of those surveyed revealed that it takes them one to two weeks to uncover costly intrusions to their networks.

  • 66% of interviewed UAE residents would prefer to be entrepreneurs if given the choice

    Small and medium enterprises are the thriving force for any economy and are considered one of the main drivers for innovation and employment generation, and in the UAE, the vast majority of residents (66%) would like to be entrepreneurs. In fact, a new survey conducted by Bayt.com, the number one career site in the Middle East, and YouGov, a pioneer in online market research, entitled ‘Entrepreneurship in the MENA 2015’ has revealed that 84% of UAE respondents personally know at least one entrepreneur in their country of residence; 96% of whom are believed to have been successful in their endeavor.

  • 6th GOV HR Summit to honor the life and legacy of the Nations’ Founding Father

    As the UAE celebrates 2018 as “Year of Zayed” to mark 100 years since the birth of the nation’s founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the legacy of the beloved leader and his contributions to the UAE’s progress and development will be under the spotlight at the upcoming GOV HR Summit 2018, the biggest government and public sector event in the GCC. Set to take place from 23 – 24 October 2018 at the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, the summit will bring together public HR leaders and policy-makers from across the region to discuss critical issues such as the changing role of people management in the digital era and the need to address the mismatch between labor market requirements and the skills and expectations of young GCC nationals.

  • 6th UAE-China Joint Economic Committee meeting concludes

    The 6thsession of the UAE-China Joint Economic Committee held in the capital of Beijing, China has concluded. The UAE delegation was headed by H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy, while the Chinese side was led by Zhong Shan, Minister of Commerce of the People's Republic of China.

  • 7 Most Bizarre Classifieds Advertisements People Have Posted in Dubai

    Looking for a pink tutu for your dog’s ballet recital? Or a ‘hand-crafted golden Aladdin lamp’- hopefully to summon Genie and make all your wishes come true?

  • 7% Increase in Visitors Numbers to Expo Centre Sharjah in the First Quarter of 2017

    Expo Center Sharjah has recently announced a 7% increase in the number of unique visitors to the various exhibitions and events organized by the Centre during the first quarter of 2017, year on year, with 302,474 visitors to the various events and exhibitions coming from around the UAE and beyond.

  • 70% of females want to better their skills to aid a return to the workplace

    According to a new survey carried out by the women-only portal Hopscotch, there is a huge disparity between the support females need in order to make their journey back to work a smooth one, and what is currently on offer in the GCC region.

  • 70% of Recent Hires Require Competencies Aligned with Progressive Education, Research Shows

    Education expert, Dr. Paul Lieblich, affirms that education requires an overhaul in order to answer the transitioning needs of global industry and society as a whole. Assigned to Clarion School Dubai following his recent appointment as Director of Schools at Scholars International Group, his first aim is to reshape the process of learning to ensure that it addresses the demands of a rapidly-evolving modern world.

  • 70% of remittances from Qatar is received by South Asian countries

    Citing data from the World Bank, Xpress Money, one of the world’s most dependable money transfer brands has pointed out that South Asian countries are the largest beneficiaries of remittances originating from Qatar.

  • 75% MEASURED AND VERIFIED ELECTRICITY SAVINGS at DEWA POWER STATIONS

    Etihad ESCO, the energy retrofit entity has executed the lighting retrofit project at the DEWA power stations in Jebel Ali and Al Awir. The project involved replacing 8,500 light fixtures with high efficiency LEDs and it has exceeded the contractual savings guarantee to 75% savings from initial electricity consumption, which is equivalent to a 15 GWh reduction annually.

  • 75% of Empower’s85,000 customers embraces ‘e-services’ of the company

    Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, recently reported that more customers have embraced the habit of transacting with the company through its ‘E-Service’ system, an electronic facility which allows customers to pay bills online, view their bills history, register and track requests, and view consumption trends, among others.

  • 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria now delivers

    800 Degrees, a Neapolitan Pizzeria rightly known for preserving the heritage of Old World Italian tradition with its Pizza Napoletana baked with only the freshest, ripest ingredients right in front of the eaters now also delivers its piping hot pizzas to select locations in Dubai. With an aim to make the pizzas rightly accessible and available to its consumers at their convenience, 800 Degrees Napoli-inspired pizzas are now just a phone call away (800 DEGREES – 800 3347337). The delivery services will currently be available at the City Centre Deira, City Centre Me’aisem and Mall of the Emirates outlets.

  • 800PIZZA® announces latest UAE franchise deal to mark 11 years in business

    800PIZZA®, the brand synonymous with authentic and traditional Italian pizza, has announced a new franchise deal.  Adding to its portfolio of twelve outlets currently in operation across the UAE, the newest outlet serves to further grow the brand’s presence in the region, and achieve its goal of having 15 outlets in operation by 2020.

  • 86% of surveyed expats are proud to call the UAE their home, an Xpress Money survey revealed

    38% of expats residing in the UAE who were surveyed by Xpress Money, consider the country to be their home because they feel safe and have a sense of security here. 27% of expats are grateful for the good career opportunities and the cultural diversity the country has to offer while 25% of the expats feel that the UAE has given them a better quality of life. These results come from a national survey of expatriate opinions conducted by Xpress Money on the occasion of the 45th UAE National Day.

  • 88.5% of Working Women in the Middle East Believe Labor LawsAre Fair to Them, According a Bayt.com and YouGov Survey

    With every passing year, workplace equality becomes a higher priority for organizations around the world – and those in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are no exception. According to the ‘Working Women in the Middle East and North Africa’ survey by Bayt.com, the Middle East’s number one job site,and global online market research company, YouGov,almost allworking women who provided an answer (88.5%) believe that the labor laws in their country of residence are fair to women.

  • 93.2% of MENA Professionals Say Employers Are Responsible to Promote Health and Wellbeing

    The Bayt.com ‘Health and Wellbeing in the MENA’ poll, conducted with over 9,000 respondents in the region, revealed a variety of insights about lifestyles of professionals and how employers can elicit a healthy change in the workplace. According to the poll, a great majority (93.2%) of respondents believe that it is the employer’s responsibility to promote health and wellbeing at work. In fact, nearly 7 in 10 respondents place greater value on health insurance compared to a higher salary.

  • 9ROUND LAUNCHES IN DUBAI DELIVERING THE ULTIMATE BODY TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM FOR ALL FITNESS LEVELS

    9Round - the specialized fitness center for people who want a unique, fun, and proven workout that guarantees results – has launched its first gym in Dubai.

  • A Car for Everyone: The New Generation Hyundai i30 Revealed

    Hyundai has revealed details of its New Generation i30, emphasizing the new model as the DNA car that represents the core of the Hyundai brand. The New Generation i30 is Hyundai Motor’s answer to changing contemporary values and customer preferences toward technology driven solutions, individuality in style and flexibility.

  • A Cyber Week sale unlike any other at Souqplace.com

    Souqplace.com, the one stop shopping destination announces the launch of Cyber Weeksale. With 30% off on all brands, plus one giveaways and free delivery all over UAE, Souqplace.com is the place to be. The week of unbelievable offers starts form Monday, 28th Nov 2016 and will last till the 4th of Dec 2016.  Visit now to avail the best of deals.