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ICD – Thomson Reuters Islamic Finance Development Report Strikes Positive Note

Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector development arm of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), today released the key…

Spotlight: 3rd Arab Women In Business and Leadership Conference

On the 21st and 22nd November the 3rd Arab Women In Business and Leadership Conference was held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Dubai. After two successful editions in 2015 and 2014 that featured more than 400 attendees with 60…

Thomson Reuters launch Venture Capital Report on Economic Development in Bahrain

Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today released the findings of a Venture Capital Report on Economic Development in Bahrain. The report was launched at the World Islamic Banking Conference in Bahrain. The…

Numbers Don’t Lie: Stats Show That We Don’t Pay Enough For a Pint of Milk

We probably all pop at least one pint of milk in our shopping trolley or basket every week without thinking twice. It’s one of those items that we always need. But do we pay a fair price? Would we pay…

Alabbar’s Digital Revolution Needs An Adequate Cybersecurity Strategy

As if there isn’t enough evidence already to support the alarming need for a better cybersecurity strategy across the GCC’s digital landscape, the recently revealed cyberattack against Saudi Arabia is a stark reminder about the cyber threats the region is facing today….

Smart Decisions: Tips for Buying Your Next Used Car

If you are thinking about buying a used car in the next few months, then take some time to plan for this important purchase. For most of us a car is the second most expensive item that we will ever…

Never Too Late To Start: How to Become a Web Developer

Web developers make the magic happen online. I don’t have to tell you that web development is one of the most exciting fields in the world right now, but I’m sure you’re already thinking: how on earth would I learn this…

Samsung’s Exploding Scandal in Numbers (Infographic)

2016 has been a bit of an unfortunate year for Samsung. The smartphone brand has been faced with bad press left, right and centre. Batteries on their new device, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 started bursting into flames. In September, they…

GCC Women Striving Professionally, but Expect Employment Difficulties

In light of the upcoming Arab Women in Leadership and Business Summit, Oxford Strategic Consulting compiled key findings from its GCC Employment Reports 2016 to help shed light on female aspirations and employment views across the region. The reports, which…

MAGNiTT Report: State of MENA Startups 2016

One year since their launch, MAGNiTT are proud to release statistics on the#STATEOFMENASTARTUPS through an informative infographic. About MAGNiTT: MAGNiTT is an online platform to help the MENA ecosystem connect. It is aimed towards entrepreneurs, investors, ecosystem supporters and service providers….

10 Scam Proof Ways to Make Money from Home Using Your Skill and the Internet

The world-wide web offers plenty of opportunities to individuals looking to earn an income. However, scouring through job placements over the internet has one major risk – Deception! Many websites offer lucrative jobs for small upfront fees and promise you…

Palazzo Versace Dubai Receives Prestigious “Luxury Hotel Brand” Award

Following the acceptance of the Global Excellence Award for Best New Hotel Opening 2016, Palazzo Versace Dubai was named the Middle East’s “Best Luxury Hotel Brand” at the 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards on Saturday, 29th October. The ceremony, which…

Ultimate Luxury: Surround Yourself in European Grandeur at Palazzo Versace Dubai

Palazzo Versace Dubai has unveiled a new special offer designed to give guests a one-of-a-kind winter getaway. This enticing package offers guests 30% off their accommodation in a luxuriously appointed room or suite designed exclusively by the House of Versace….

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Fear Can be Your Worst Enemy or Your Best Friend: The Choice is Yours (Mohamed Amine Belarbi)

Guru to stars and CEOs Tony Robins says that fear is the only obstacle that holds most people back from achieving what they want. Serial entrepreneur Mohamed Amine Belarbi on the other hand believes that anyone can overcome fear by practicing and…

New York University Abu Dhabi to Host a Local Edition of the Hult Prize

College Sophomore Diego Sandoval recently announced that New York University Abu Dhabi has been selected to host a local edition of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for the creation of new social businesses. The annual Hult Prize…

Get It Right: 11 Personal Branding Tips for Job Seekers (Infographic)

Nowadays, a CV alone won’t do the trick for most businesses. When you’re trying to get your foot in the door, personal branding can mean the difference between whether that door gets opened, or slammed in your face. And it’s not…

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) Announces Winner of Innovation 4 Impact Awards

A US company that allows Muslims around the world to hear Friday prayers from Islam’s holiest sites took first place in the Innovation 4 Impact Awards at the Global Islamic Economy Summit. The competition, organized by Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority…

Exclusive: Robert De Niro Visits Dubai to Promote Projects in Antigua and Barbuda

Robert De Niro is expected to arrive in Dubai next week… and this time he means business. The veteran actor and producer (and venture capitalist) is one of many Hollywood A-listers to become involved in the Caribbean tourism industry in…

Antigua and Barbuda Set to Become an Investment Hub for Middle East Investors

The twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda is a classic example of a Caribbean island – sunny, bright, covered with sparkling white sand and shimmering water. With a penchant for the lush and the plush, the sun soaked twin-islands have…

Gulf Related’s Al Maryah Central 50% Leased, with 7 New Restaurants Opening in the Galleria

Gulf Related today announced that Al Maryah Central is now 50% leased, with over 785,000 square-feet of signed leases, in a significant milestone for the development. Over 60 more brands have been secured with leading retailers including Dubai Holding Group,…