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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…

Expo 2020 Dubai’s Premier Partnerships Take off with Emirates Airline

Expo 2020 Dubai has announced Emirates Airline as its Official Airline Partner. The partnership, signed by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, and Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister…

Expo 2020 Dubai Holds First International Planning Meeting

Senior government and diplomatic officials from over 130 countries came together in Dubai, to discuss plans for the first ever World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA). Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE…

Free Zone of the Future Program Launched by World Free Zones Organization

 World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) today launched the ‘Free Zone of the Future Program’ on day two of its 2nd Annual International Conference and Exhibition currently underway in Dubai. The Free Zone of the Future Program is an international initiative…

Former UK Defence Secretary to present case for “Brexit” at Capital Club Dubai

As part of its ongoing guest speaker lecture series, Capital Club, Dubai’s Premier Private City Club and member of the ENSHAA group of companies, will welcome former UK Defence Secretary, Dr Liam Fox MP, on 31 March from 7-9pm, to…

Bollywood Dazzles Dubai with TOIFA 2016

Pan Bahar Presents Times of India Film Awards in Partnership with Gulf Air & Splash in Association with Uttar Pradesh Tourism, Rising Uttar Pradesh, Capital Group & Rach Entertainment, Datsun. Bajirao Mastani wins the maximum number of awards across categories…

Seedstars: Forget Aid and Volunteering, Here are the Businesses that Drive Real Impact

Have you ever been in the same place with the 60 best startups from emerging markets? No? Put away your TV, your apps, and let me invite you to a snapshot of innovation around the world. There’s the 13-year old…

UNLEASH: The World’s Most Unconventional Meeting of Young Talent (June 8-10, 2016)

PANGEA Is Back At It Do you remember the greatest display of young talent ever held in history? Think no further, because it was The 2015 Starting Point and it took place in Madrid as Pangea’s first global event. This…

Jumeirah Group Appointed By Select Group for Marina Gate

Jumeirah Group, the global hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has signed an agreement with Select Group to manage 508 properties within Marina Gate, their flagship residential development at the gateway to Dubai Marina. Jumeirah Group will bring its luxury hospitality…

Launch of the Arabia CSR Awards 9th Cycle

The 2016 edition of the Arab Region’s most sought after annual awards was officially introduced in a press launch in Cairo, Egypt. In a new move, the Arabia CSR Awards 2016 first public launch was held outside the United Arab…

National Pavilion United Arab Emirates la Biennale di Venezia to Highlight Transformations of the Emirati National House

3 January 2016, UAE: Yasser Elsheshtawy, curator for the National Pavilion United Arab Emirates (UAE) la Biennale di Venezia and Associate Professor of Architecture at the UAE University, Al Ain, will present Transformations: The Emirati National House, an exhibition highlighting…

UAE’s Venice Biennale Exhibition, Curated by Sheikha Hoor Al Qassimi, To Be Exhibited at Sharjah Art Foundation

NATIONAL PAVILION UNITED ARAB EMIRATES LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA CLOSES EXHIBITION AT 56TH INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION. ‘1980 – TODAY: EXHIBITIONS IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES’ TO TRAVEL TO SHARJAH FOLLOWING CRITICAL ACCLAIM  The exhibition, which features over 100 diverse works…

Permanent Seat for UAE MoI on #WePROTECT International Advisory Board

In recognition of its security and police work in the field of child protection, the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Interior (MoI) was awarded a permanent seat on the #WePROTECT International Advisory Board (IAB). With this accolade, the UAE, represented by the MoI,…

All You Need To Know About The Prestigious Venice Internship Programme & The National Pavilion United Arab Emirates (UAE) la Biennale di Venezia

The National Pavilion United Arab Emirates (UAE) la Biennale di Venezia has appointed Yasser Elsheshtawy, Associate Professor of Architecture at the United Arab Emirates University, as the curator for the UAE’s participation in the 15th International Architecture Exhibition at la…

LaunchScale: A Snapshot of The Startup Scene in San Francisco

According to Angel List, there are over 11000 startups in San Francisco. That is as much as the startups in Oceania, Africa, and South America combined. In one city. So, what a better way to experience the vibe than attend one…

High Stakes and Global Waste: One Promising Strategy Toward a Sustainable Future

I looked on with keen interest as world leaders clashed at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York City over an appropriate course of action in the Syrian theater of war, its refugee crisis, ISIL and other ongoing…

Chat with Dr. Sayd Farook: Islamic Economy, Entrepreneurship and The Dubai Startup Ecosystem

The UAE today is a hub for entrepreneurship, finance, islamic banking, arts and everything in between. It can get messy at times to understand and appreciate the importance of the emirates as a global power player and trendsetter, so it is only fair…

VUL9 Security Solutions: How A Startup Is Trying To Build A Safer Cyberspace In The Middle East

Ashley Madison, Sony, the US government, Iran Nuclear Centrifuges and ARAMCO facilities in Saudi Arabia. These are just a few of the high profile targets that have been hacked in the past and that reminds us all how vulnerable the…

Donald Trump Is The Right Guy For The Job And Here Is Why

Politics has never been this interesting or entertaining since Ronald Reagan, and judging from the growing interest in the presidential race and the plethora of candidates that would make any news channel salivate lining up the GOP field, we can’t help but admire…

Moroccan Global Alliance: An Elite Network Set On Transforming Morocco

Selective networks across the world are nothing scarce, from the dark Skull & Bones in Yale University to more transparent groups such as Kairos Society, they come in all sorts of flavours and degrees of openness. Yet, what these usually tend…