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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…

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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…

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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….

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Louvre Abu Dhabi Announces Contemporary Commissions

World-renowned artists Giuseppe Penone and Jenny Holzer creating artworks which will be installed underneath the dome’s ‘Rain of Light’ Louvre Abu Dhabi has commissioned two internationally acclaimed artists to create site-specific artworks that will be displayed in the museum when opening…

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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…

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Trump Victory Leaves Capital Club Dubai Members Speechless

Early this morning, Capital Club Dubai members and media representatives were looking for a much needed dose of caffeine through event-sponsor, De’Longhi. They shuffled into the breakfast event at the Dubai International Financial Centre. The projector screens should have been…

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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…

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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…

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Applications are open for the National Pavilion UAE’s 2017 Venice Internship at la Biennale di Venezia

Applications are open for the 2017 edition of the Venice Internship of the National Pavilion United Arab Emirates (UAE) – la Biennale di Venezia. The yearly internship program offers emerging arts professionals the opportunity to spend one month in Venice…

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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…

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Dear Mr. Khalifa Haftar: An Open Letter from a Libyan Citizen

Dear Mr. Haftar, Please allow me to share a personal story that exemplifies the absurdities you have allowed to occur. Not many weeks ago, while seated in the kitchen of my grandmother’s peaceful house in Tripoli (or rather, the city…

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Architecture Without Architects: Reflecting on the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale (National Pavilion UAE)

Yasser Elsheshtawy, the curator of Transformations: The Emirati National House, the exhibition presented by the National Pavilion UAE at the 2016 edition of la Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale), will speak at a series of public events at some of…

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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…

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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…

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The Art Gallery at NYU Abu Dhabi Announces its Upcoming Public Program

he Art Gallery at NYU Abu Dhabi is pleased to announce a series of upcoming events, panel discussions and workshops for all ages as part of the public program of its current exhibition, Invisible Threads: Technology and its Discontents. Taking place…

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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…

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GPP Photo Week Expands its Location and Programme for its 13th Annual Event

Dubai’s premiere photography centre, Gulf Photo Plus (GPP), has announced the dates for its annual photography festival, GPP Photo Week 2017. Now in its 13th year, the festival – the first and longest-running of its kind in the region – will run from February 10…

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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,…

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Dr Liam Fox MP Reiterates Strong Economic Bonds Between UAE and UK post-Brexit at Capital Club Dubai

On 23 June 2016, the UK held a nationwide referendum which resulted in the shock decision to leave the European Union.  Before the vote, Dr Liam Fox MP had visited Capital Club Dubai, the leading Private Members’ Club in the…

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Swedish Technology Company Anima Launches Kronaby

The Swedish technology company Anima announced the release date of Kronaby, a new contemporary watch brand. The first Kronaby watch will see the light on 26th January 2017 and will be available for exclusive pre-ordering within the European Union, at www.kronaby.com. The…