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Oman Air B737 MAX to fly with Thales entertainment system

November 22, 2017

Oman Air the national carrier of Oman has signed an agreement with Thales on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow to equip its B737 MAX fleet with the latter s inflight entertainment systems. As one of ... View more

Fake news ‘as a service’ on the rise: study

November 20, 2017

Criminals are increasingly exploiting the growth of fake news for commercial gain a report said revealing the growth of toolkits and services available for just 7 that are aimed specifically at causin... View more

Lanxess to acquire Solvay's US phosphorus additives business

November 15, 2017

Germany-based Lanxess a specialty chemicals group is expanding its additives segment and plans to acquire the phosphorus chemicals business with a US production site from Belgian chemical group Solvay... View more

Ithraa, PDO to promote Oman’s business profile

November 13, 2017

Oman-based Ithraa a leading inward investment export development agency and Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) have signed a three-year collaboration agreement aimed at helping raise the sultanate s glo... View more

10 ways to fund the shift to digital business

November 13, 2017

With many options for digital business transformation requiring significant investment Gartner a leading top research and advisory firm has identified the top 10 ways to fund the shift to digital busi... View more

Ithraa, PDO sign deal to promote Oman’s business profile

November 13, 2017

Oman-based Ithraa a leading inward investment export development agency and Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) have signed a three-year collaboration agreement aimed at helping raise the sultanate s glo... View more

Microsoft 365 Business to help SME sector

November 8, 2017

Microsoft a global technology leader has introduced the fast-growing small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) segment to Microsoft 365 Business a multifaceted solution that ushers them into the modern... View more

Chinese Business Hub opens in Dubai South

November 8, 2017

Chinese Business Hub (CBH) the UAE s first dedicated business centre for new Chinese start-up companies and SMEs held it s official opening ceremony on location at its HQ in Dubai South Business Park ... View more

Microsoft 365 Business launched in Bahrain

November 7, 2017

Microsoft has launched its Microsoft 365 Business in Bahrain a multifaceted workplace solution to cover productivity admin and security needs of the SME sector. Combining Windows 10 Pro and Office 365... View more

ME business confidence continues decline: study

November 7, 2017

Business confidence across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has fallen to its lowest level since the first quarter of 2016 according to the latest Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS). The survey is... View more

Yokogawa announces Synaptic Business Automation

November 6, 2017

Japan s Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced Synaptic Business Automation a new industrial automation and control business concept. Based on the ideals expressed in the Synaptic Business Automa... View more

UAE Health Ministry signs agreement with Emirates Medical Association

November 6, 2017

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Emirates Medical Association to explore areas of cooperation and improve skills through educat... View more

Sports car drivers in UAE ‘could be under-insured’

November 6, 2017

Drivers of sports cars in the UAE may be under-insured in some cases drastically according to an analysis from yallacompare a leading comparison site in the Middle East. Using data from policies sold ... View more

Damac's Business Bay project in record sell-out

November 6, 2017

Damac Properties a leading luxury real estate developer in the region has witnessed an overwhelming response from investors for its Vera Residences project located in Business Bay with more than 85 pe... View more

Kingdom Holding 'continues normal business ops'

November 6, 2017

Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) has announced that it is continuing its normal business operations despite various media reports relating to the company s chairman. It has been reported that Prince Alwa... View more

Centro Waha Riyadh now open for business

November 2, 2017

Rotana one of the leading hotel management companies in the region with hotels across the Middle East Africa and Turkey and SHUAA Capital Saudi Arabia (SCSA) a leading investment manager have announce... View more

Anantara Kalutara eyes Mice business

November 1, 2017

The island nation of Sri Lanka is steadily moving on the tracks towards transforming the Mice potential of the hospitality sector. While tourism continues to grow in Sri Lanka a uniquely charming dest... View more

Profits plummet as MEA hotels return to business as usual

November 1, 2017

Following a summer of mixed fortunes which included a welcome year-on-year increase in profit per room in August hotels in the Middle East & Africa were back to business as usual in September as gross... View more

Consumer goods driving Africa-GCC business

November 1, 2017

An increasingly affluent and aspirational young cohort in Africa is driving a consumption revolution across the continent increasing demand for consumer goods technology and services a report said. In... View more

Africa business forum set for kick off in Dubai

October 31, 2017

The fourth Global Business Forum on Africa will kick off tomorrow (November 1) in Dubai UAE under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE Ru... View more

Millennium Plaza Dubai named Leading City Business Hotel'

October 31, 2017

Millennium Plaza Dubai a luxury accommodation along Sheikh Zayed Road has been recognised by World Travel Awards as Dubai s Leading City Business Hotel for 2017. General manager Nemo Acimovic received... View more

AccessAbilities Expo to feature unified sports

October 31, 2017

Dubai Club for People of Determination will facilitate unified sports bringing people with and without disabilities together in a dedicated sports area during the upcoming AccessAbilities Expo 2017 in... View more

Saudi plans to allow women into sports stadiums

October 30, 2017

In a major move Saudi Arabia is planning to allow women to attend sports events in stadiums for the first time from next year reported BBC citing senior officials. Once implemented the families will b... View more

Say ‘I Do’ to new business at WTM London’s wedding seminar

October 30, 2017

WTM London the leading global event for the travel industry is venturing into the destination weddings arena with a brand new dedicated event aimed at helping travel professionals get the most out of ... View more

Gulftainer wins Daman corporate health award

October 29, 2017

UAE-based Gulftainer the world s largest privately owned independent port operator has won the Corporate Health and Wellness Initiative category at the Daman Corporate Health Awards 2017. The company ... View more

Saudi Arabia set to build world-class entertainment city

October 28, 2017

Saudi Arabia is set to build one of the world s mega cultural sports and entertainment cities in Al Qiddiya southwest of capital Riyadh which will boast modern recreational facilities including a safa... View more

UAE health ministry signs pact with Neopharma

October 21, 2017

The UAE s Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) said it has signed an agreement with Neopharma Factory to provide some medical stocks used for emergency situations. The list includes 103 types of ... View more

RAK DED launch affordable health insurance

October 20, 2017

Ras Al-Khaimah s Department of Economic Development (DED) has launched an online health portal for the emirate called Sehteq or Your Health . Sehteq offers optional and affordable health insurance cov... View more

Xpress Money to showcase business solutions

October 19, 2017

Xpress Money a top money transfer brand is set to showcase Xpress Money Flex One and Biz its customizable remittance solutions at Money2020 a major event for payments and financial services in Las Veg... View more

Mubadala launches new venture capital business

October 18, 2017

Abu Dhabi-based investment company Mubadala has announced the launch of its new venture capital business in partnership with leading Japanese conglomerate SoftBank. The venture capital initiative will... View more

SRMG acquires key stake in Saudi financial news service Argaam

October 18, 2017

The Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG) has acquired a controlling stake in the Argaam Investment and Trading Company which publishes an online financial news service. SRMG secured a 51 percent ... View more

Bad toilets are bad for business: report

October 18, 2017

The condition of toilets in UAE businesses may deter or attract customers according to a recent survey. Half of Emiratis who experience unclean toilets vow to never again frequent the business or will... View more

Africa business forum to host 5 heads of state

October 17, 2017

The upcoming fourth Global Business Forum on Africa in Dubai UAE is set to welcome five African heads of state 12 ministers and more than 1 000 top-level government and corporate decision-makers and i... View more

Could fintech disrupt GCC banks' business models?

October 17, 2017

Financial technology (fintech) could reduce the profitability of some business lines of GCC banks and change the way they operate over time according to new report published by S&P Global Ratings. Tec... View more

Business France to field 40 firms at Adipec

October 17, 2017

State-run Business France which supports development of the French economy will field about 40 companies at the upcoming Adipec show a leading oil and gas event in Abu Dhabi UAE. The companies represe... View more

Bahrain to start work on mega sports stadium

October 15, 2017

Work will soon start on Bahrain s largest integrated sports stadium a 50 000-seat development which will come up near Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) at Sakhir area of the kingdom said a report. F... View more

The Secret Terrace to open in Steigenberger Business Bay

October 15, 2017

Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay in Dubai will open its doors to a brand new venue The Secret Terrace a sparkly and enchanted spot to unwind and hang out with a chilled rooftop vibe. Open from Wednesd... View more

Dubai Airports wins two honours at Aviation Business Awards

October 15, 2017

Dubai Airports operator of the world s number one airport for international passengers Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) was honoured with two awards at the 11th Aviation Busines... View more

Abu Dhabi monitoring unit to deploy Cisco solutions

October 14, 2017

Abu Dhabi Monitoring and Control Centre (ADMCC) has signed an agreement with Cisco to deploy its data centre and security solutions across its operations. ADMCC was set up to manage and regulate the u... View more

DXB Entertainments appoints new head for Family Entertainment Centers

October 12, 2017

DXB Entertainments the Dubai-based leisure and entertainment company and owner of Dubai Parks and Resorts has appointed Paul Parker as general manager of the newly created Family Entertainment Centers... View more

UAE-Saudi Business Forum kicks off in Abu Dhabi

October 12, 2017

More than 1 000 officials investors and entrepreneurs attended the UAE-Saudi Business Forum yesterday (October 11) in Abu Dhabi UAE. The forum themed Together Forever which was held at the Emirates Pa... View more

Dubai showcases business events offerings at Imex America

October 12, 2017

Dubai s growing business events offerings and increasing levels of support for associations are among the key developments under the spotlight this week at Imex America a leading exhibition for incent... View more

Emaar Entertainment to set up mega leisure centre in Bahrain

October 11, 2017

Eagle Hills Diyar developer of urban waterfront project Marassi Al Bahrain has signed up Dubai s Emaar Entertainment to bring a bumper family entertainment centre to its Marassi Galleria shopping and ... View more

New Holiday Inn & Suites to open in Dubai Business Bay

October 9, 2017

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with Kingston Holdings International Limited to develop a new Holiday Inn & Suites in Dubai Business Bay. The signing will complem... View more

Jordan group awards business park design contract

October 9, 2017

Jordan-based developer The Business Park Company has awarded a key contract to Faris & Faris Architects to design a new business hotel in the King Hussein Business Park (KHBP) Development Area in Amma... View more

Oman in bid to attract business from Europe

October 9, 2017

A management team from Ithraa Oman s investment and export development agency will travel to Dusseldorf Germany and Geneva Switzerland this week to meet with top businesses operating in logistics tour... View more

UAE health ministry in Global Pharma tieup

October 8, 2017

The UAE s Ministry of Health & Prevention (Mohap) has signed an agreement with GlobalPharma a unit of French drugmaker Sanofi and a leading pharamaceutical company to maintain a strategic stock of med... View more

Millennium Plaza Dubai launches a health-focused menu

October 4, 2017

Millennium Plaza Dubai a luxury accommodation in the heart of the city has introduced a new menu for Infinity Pool Lounge focused on natural wholesome and nutritious food. The new menu has been design... View more

Siemens, Alstom merge to set up giant rail business

October 3, 2017

German industrial group Siemens and its French rival Alstom are joining forces to create a new European champion in the rail industry with combined revenue 15.3 billion ( 17.7 billion). The duo signed... View more

Al Nahdi in tie-up to boost health services

October 3, 2017

Al Nahdi Medical a Saudi retail pharmacy chain has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Saudi Center for Patient Safety on improving and developing health care services and spread awareness o... View more

GE opens gas analysis monitoring unit in Kuwait

October 2, 2017

Technology giant GE said it has opened a new dissolved gas analysis monitoring centre in Sabhan Industrial Area of Kuwait in partnership with the country s Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW). Thi... View more

Yokogawa testing remote pump monitoring service

September 28, 2017

Yokogawa Electric Corporation said it has begun working with Iwaki Company a leading manufacturer of chemical and pharmaceutical pumps in Japan on a proof-of-concept (PoC) test for a remote pump monit... View more

Capital Health picks InterSystems digital solution

September 28, 2017

UAE-based Capital Health s Specialized Rehabilitation Hospital (SRH) will implement TrakCare the unified healthcare information system from InterSystems a global leader in health IT. This will support... View more

NMC Health plans major expansion in Saudi Arabia

September 25, 2017

NMC Health a leading integrated healthcare provider operating across the UAE has announced that it has received all regulatory approvals for its long-term care facility Chronic Care Specialty Medical ... View more

Sports app 10 eyes up new investment

September 24, 2017

Dubai-based tech start-up Constellation Sports is seeking to raise 4m of Series A investment for its sports app 10 as interest soars from fans worldwide. From the time of going live on the Apple and A... View more

Arabs inks deal with Italian news agency

September 24, 2017

The Federation of Arab News Agencies (Fana) has signed an agreement with the Italian News Agency (Ansa) to increase co-operation at the conclusion of the forum for representatives of Arab and European... View more

Saudi to launch $2.6bn entertainment investment firm

September 20, 2017

Saudi Arabia s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is in the process of developing a new company with an initial capitalization of SR10 billion ( 2.66 billion) to act as its investment arm in the kingdom s g... View more

ABC Bahrain generates over 1 million business referrals in 2017

September 18, 2017

T he Arabian Business Community (ABC) Bahrain has reached a record 1 million business referrals to companies on its Bahrain Database so far this year it was revealed today. The portal has generated ov... View more

Business France to showcase at Gulfhost, Specialty Food Festival

September 14, 2017

Business France the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy will host two French pavilions at Gulfhost and the Specialty Food Festival. Gulfhost and Specialty Fo... View more

Crystal Lagoons unveils new Mideast business strategy

September 12, 2017

Crystal Lagoons the multinational water innovation company and developer of the world s top amenity has outlined the company s expansion plans into new markets regionally and globally with a series of... View more

KLM first airline with verified WhatsApp business account

September 11, 2017

WhatsApp and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have started a unique test for a new service on WhatsApp. KLM now offers customers around the world booking confirmation check-in notification boarding pass fligh... View more

Healthpoint partners with Abu Dhabi Sports Council

September 10, 2017

Healthpoint the multi-speciality hospital in Abu Dhabi and part of Mubadala s healthcare network recently announced a strategic partnership with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) designating the hos... View more

Business confidence in Bahrain rises: survey

September 10, 2017

The business confidence in Bahrain has increased according to a survey conducted by the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) among institutions in the kingdom. As much as 52.6 per cent of institu... View more

New health insurance plan for Dubai residents launched

September 10, 2017

Global insurance broker Pacific Prime has announced it has partnered with Orient Insurance Allianz Worldwide Care to help deliver a new international insurance solution for individuals in Dubai. The p... View more

Water homes arrive at Marasi Business Bay

September 7, 2017

Dubai Properties a leading Dubai-based real estate master developer celebrated the spectacular voyage of the UAE s first water home as it made its way along the city s newest attraction - the Dubai Wa... View more

Telcos growth ‘hinging on changes in business model’

September 6, 2017

More than 80 per cent of the telecom executives from the Samena region believe their growth depends on making fundamental changes to their business and operating models a report said. Simultaneously d... View more

NMC Health promoted to UK's FTSE 100 index

September 4, 2017

UAE-based NMC Health a healthcare chain and distribution business has been promoted to the UK s leading FTSE 100 index said a report. The company has emerged as the first Middle Eastern company to be ... View more

NMC Health to get listed on UK’s FTSE 100

September 3, 2017

NMC Health the largest private healthcare provider in the United Arab Emirates has been promoted to the UK s leading FTSE 100 index. The company has emerged as the first Middle Eastern company to be l... View more

Saudi Home Loans CEO wins top business award

August 31, 2017

Abdulelah Al Shaikh CEO of Saudi Home Loans (SHL) was recently honoured for his achievements recognised in the Business Worldwide Magazine (BWM) 2017 CEO Awards. The awards celebrate innovative inspir... View more

VAT in the GCC: What does it mean for your business?

August 30, 2017

On January 1 2018 value-added tax (VAT) will come into effect for the first time in the UAE. Naturally small businesses are concerned about the financial and operational impacts of VAT compliance espe... View more

Apple, Accenture partner on iOS for business

August 30, 2017

Apple and professional services company Accenture are partnering to help businesses transform how their people engage with customers through business solutions for iOS the operating system that powers... View more

Sita welcomes new senior VP, strategy and business support

August 29, 2017

Jacques Demaël has joined leading IT and communications provider Sita as senior vice president strategy and business support. Reporting directly to CEO Barbara Dalibard Demaël will be based in Geneva ... View more

New hotel manager for Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay, Dubai

August 27, 2017

Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay Dubai has appointed Marijana Mihajlovic as hotel manager to lead and strengthen the commercial positioning of the hotel as it approaches its third operating year. Miha... View more

Dubai's Business Bay one of world's coolest neighbourhoods

August 24, 2017

Dubai s Business Bay is now on a list of top 10 coolest neighbourhoods in the world which also includes some trendy parts of New York Lisbon and Florence. Travel experts Lonely Planet included the wat... View more

Emirates REIT to acquire European Business Centre for $35.4m

August 24, 2017

Emirates REIT (CEIC) Limited the world s largest Shari a compliant real estate investment trust has signed a deal to acquire the European Business Centre (EBC) in Dubai Investments Park (DIP) for Dh13... View more

NMC Health H1 revenues jump 34pc to $775m

August 23, 2017

The UAE-based NMC Health a leading integrated private healthcare network operator in the GCC region has reported a revenue increase of 34 per cent to 775.2 million the first half of 2017 compared to H... View more

Drake & Scull unit wins Business Bay tower deal

August 21, 2017

Drake & Scull International a regional market leader in engineering and related services has confirmed that its subsidiary Gulf Technical Construction Company (GTCC) has been awarded a Dh175 million (... View more

Ajman launches ISIC4 to boost business activity

August 19, 2017

The Department of Economic Development Ajman (DED-Ajman) has launched its ISIC4 system to enhance electronic communication with other local and federal agencies to streamline government procedures. Th... View more

InterCon signs two new hotels in Dubai Business Bay

August 17, 2017

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) one of the world s leading hotel companies has announced the signing two new properties in Dubai: Crowne Plaza Dubai Business Bay and InterContinental Residence Sui... View more

Dubai Business Events gathers momentum after strong H1

August 13, 2017

Dubai Business Events (DBE) the city s official convention bureau has reported strong results for the first half of 2017 with 97 bids submitted to host business events being successfully awarded to th... View more

Empower services Business Bay development

August 9, 2017

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) the world s largest district cooling services provider has recently connected its services to The Opus a prestigious development located in Busin... View more

National Business Centre signs incubation deals with 2 Omani firms

August 9, 2017

Oman-based National Business Centre (NBC) which is part of the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE) recently signed incubation agreements with Rove Adventures and Swift Beam said a repor... View more

UAE vacationers advised to visit health clinics before travel

August 7, 2017

UAE s Ministry of Health and Prevention is reminding travellers to avail health services and medical consultations before taking a trip abroad. UAE citizens and residents can avail these services at t... View more

Healthpoint extends tie-up with football club for sports care

August 6, 2017

Healthpoint a multi-specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi and part of Mubadala s network of world-class healthcare providers has announced a multi-year partnership extension with Manchester City Football Cl... View more

Toyota, Mazda enter business and capital alliance

August 5, 2017

Japanese automotive giants Toyota Motor Corporation and Mazda Motor Corporation have signed an agreement to enter a business and capital alliance with the aim of further strengthening their lasting pa... View more

Troubled Saudi Oger shuts down business: report

August 1, 2017

Saudi Oger a major construction company that has faced financial difficulties in recent years downed its shutters on Monday after almost four decades of existence in the Saudi market said a report. Th... View more

Alba wins award for occupational health and safety

July 31, 2017

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) the Bahrain-based international aluminium smelter was recently presented with the Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety 2017 by the Royal Society for the Prevention of... View more

Limitless plans new health resort on 'Siberia' island

July 31, 2017

Limitless the property development arm of the Dubai World group of companies has unveiled plans to build a 350 million health resort on the tropical island of Siberia - part of The World Islands proje... View more

DHA plans expansion of health facilities

July 30, 2017

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) discussed the developmental expansion plans taking place across its medical facilities in Dubai during a meeting held today at the DHA headquarters. During the meeting... View more

Monitoring devices must on old trucks in Dubai

July 30, 2017

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has announced the start of the mandatory phase for installation of remote monitoring devices to detect faults in heavy trucks that have completed more ... View more

Business confidence improves in Dubai during Q3

July 26, 2017

Business leaders in Dubai are more positive about their expectations of business conditions and business confidence in the third quarter of 2017 according to a new survey conducted by the Dubai Chambe... View more

Tecom to develop Emirates Towers Business Park

July 24, 2017

Tecom Group a member of Dubai Holding has been appointed to develop and operate the recently announced Emirates Towers Business Park in Dubai UAE. In accordance the Group has appointed Fareed Abdulrah... View more

Ajman DED inspects 1,307 business units in Q2

July 24, 2017

The Department of Control and Consumer Protection of the Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) carried out the inspection of over 1 307 businesses in the emirate during the second qua... View more

Fiji Airways Economy guests can bid for Business upgrades

July 24, 2017

Fiji Airways Fiji s National Airline has introduced Bula Bid a new initiative which allows its Economy Class customers to bid for upgrades to Business Class on international flights. Guests can bid fo... View more

Sharp fall in Mideast business confidence

July 23, 2017

Business confidence across the Middle East has fallen sharply in the last quarter and is now at its lowest level since the second quarter of 2016 according to the latest edition of the Global Economic... View more

Al Khonji group to build business hotel in Duqm

July 20, 2017

Omani property investment firm Al Khonji Real Estate & Development (Aqar) has unveiled plans for a three-star business hotel in Duqm which will be a part of a large mixed-use development said a report... View more

New MD for Cisco global service provider business in MEA

July 18, 2017

Cisco announced today that Ali Amer has been appointed managing director for global service provider sales in the Middle East and Africa at Cisco. In his new role Amer will be responsible for helping ... View more

Registrations open for conference of sports women

July 18, 2017

The International Conference of Sports for Women (ICSW) has announced the opening of registration for those interested in attending the event which returns for its fourth edition from November 6-7 at ... View more

$371bn a year - the cost of reaching global health goals

July 17, 2017

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) health targets would require new investments increasing over time from an initial 134 billion annually to 371 billion or 58 per person by 2030 says a s... View more

Most GCC hotel markets report Ramadan business decline

July 10, 2017

Most major hotel markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) reported performance declines during Ramadan 2017 compared with Ramadan 2016 according to preliminary data from STR a leading analyst. ST... View more

AirAsia targets business travellers with new travel options

July 6, 2017

Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia plans to launch MyCorporate a suite of products exclusively made with the business traveller in mind. MyCorporate consists of three bundle options depending on the r... View more

Axis names MEA business development manager

July 6, 2017

Axis Communications a global leader in the network video market has appointed Tertius Wolfaardt as its business development manager A&E (architects and engineers) for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) ... View more

‘Nearly half of Saudi firms to run business on IaaS’

July 6, 2017

Forty-four per cent of Saudi Arabian businesses say they will run most or all of their business IT infrastructure on cloud infrastructure (IaaS) in three years according to new research from Oracle. O... View more

ABB buys German group's communication business

July 5, 2017

ABB a pioneering technology leader has announced plans to acquire the mission-critical communication arm of German group Keymile in a major boost to strengthen its communication networks portfolio. Ke... View more

AviaAM Leasing delivers Boeing 737 business jet to KlasJet

July 5, 2017

AviaAM Leasing a global aviation holding company engaged in the business of commercial aircraft acquisition leasing and sales has delivered a Boeing 737 business jet to European business aviation comp... View more

Dubai plans to develop new $1.36bn business district

July 4, 2017

Dubai Holding has announced the launch of Emirates Towers Business Park an integrated business district to be developed at a cost of Dh5 billion ( 1.36 billion) on an area between Sheikh Zayed Road an... View more

UAE non-oil business improving, Saudi loses steam

July 4, 2017

The UAE non-oil private sector witnessed a sharp improvement in its business conditions last month mainly driven by a spurt in both new orders and output following May s weakest improvement in six mon... View more

PAL restarts business class on Dubai route

July 3, 2017

Philippine Airlines (PAL) the Philippine flag carrier has brought back its business class service in Dubai responding to the increased demand for premium leisure and corporate travel market among loca... View more

Taiwan invites Gulf Mice business

July 3, 2017

Due to a rise in demand Taiwan has gradually been increasing meetings incentives conferences and exhibitions (Mice) venues that meet international standards. These facilities add to the already popula... View more

Procera launches network service monitoring tool

June 29, 2017

US-based Procera a top network equipment company has deployed a network performance monitoring technology in the Middle East to help consumers understand what service quality to expect from different ... View more

UAE Ministry, Lundbeck to raise awareness on mental health

June 26, 2017

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention said it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Lundbeck a Danish international pharmaceutical company to raise community awareness on mental heal... View more

Essel unit buys Serena’s Mideast media business

June 24, 2017

Indian multinational conglomerate Essel Group said its regional unit has acquired Serena Middle East the Dubai-based business of media and production company Serena as part of its regional expansion s... View more

Etisalat offers global business roaming packages

June 22, 2017

UAE-based Etisalat a leading telecom services provider said it will provide customers travelling abroad with affordable access to more data through its Unlimited Global Business Roaming packages. The ... View more

Emirates' inflight entertainment recognized for 13th consecutive year

June 21, 2017

Emirates has won World s Best Inflight Entertainment award for a record 13th year at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards 2017. The airline also picked up the award for Best First Class Comfor... View more

Gulf Business Machines names new CEO

June 21, 2017

Gulf Business Machines (GBM) one of the leading providers of IT solutions in the region and a major distributor for IBM products has appointed Martin Tarr as its new chief executive officer. In his ne... View more

New business development head for Hilton Hotels in Beirut

June 20, 2017

Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand and Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace has appointed Malek Fakhro as the cluster director of Business Development. In his new role Fakhro will develop and lead the commercia... View more

ICT Health wins IT service provider award

June 19, 2017

ICT Health was named 2017 UAE Healthcare IT Service Provider of the Year at the 2017 Frost & Sullivan Middle East Best Practices Awards Banquet held recently at Atlantis The Palm in Dubai UAE. ICT Hea... View more

Ithra's Waterfront Market open for business

June 14, 2017

Ithra Dubai a leading real estate developer in Dubai UAE said it has completed relocation of all traders from Deira Fish Market to the brand-new 104 373-sq-m Waterfront Market on new Deira Corniche in... View more

Philippine Airlines to relaunch Business Class service to Dubai

June 14, 2017

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) will re-launch its business class service to Dubai on June 16. The move is brought about by the increased demand for premium leisure and corporate travel market ... View more

Kuwait non-oil business to see 4pc growth

June 14, 2017

Kuwait s non-oil growth is expected to improve to 3.5-4 per cent in 2017 and 2018 while inflation is also expected to remain in check as pressures from housing rent ease and despite some upward pressu... View more

Saudia increases onboard entertainment options

June 9, 2017

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has announced an increase in the amount of entertainment programs available onboard its aircraft offering 1 800 hours of movies television shows games and music options... View more

Dubai firm launches augmented reality business card

June 7, 2017

Namma Int l Digitec (NDIGITEC) a leading UAE-based innovative media creative production company has launched its latest solution the augmented reality business card offering companies new opportunitie... View more

Exit without exiting - focusing on the business

June 7, 2017

Business owners often dream of selling their business reducing their workload and enjoying their financial freedom. Most business owners have the necessary funds to retire but simply can t reduce thei... View more

Emaar to offer 30pc real estate development business in IPO

June 7, 2017

Emaar Properties the global real estate company has announced plans to offer up to 30 per cent of its UAE real estate development business in an initial public offering (IPO) which will be the largest... View more

Egypt non-oil business down, but exports rise

June 5, 2017

Business conditions in Egypt s non-oil private sector deteriorated in May as has been the case throughout the past 20 months registered a survey-record rise in new export orders as international deman... View more

UAE, Saudi non-oil business continues upsurge in May

June 5, 2017

The non-oil private sector in both the UAE and Saudi Arabia saw further improvement in business conditions during May with growth underpinned by rises in output and new orders according to the latest ... View more

Numu Capital invests in auto classifieds firm

June 4, 2017

Numu Capital a Dubai-based venture capital firm announced its investment in a leading auto classifieds marketplace in the Mena region. The terms of the deal were not disclosed but Numu co... View more

Global accord reached on key health issues

May 30, 2017

Delegates at the World Health Assembly in Genevea yesterday (May 29) reached new agreements on dementia; immunization; refugee and migrant health; substandard and falsified medical products and the wo... View more

Waha Capital names private debt business head

May 25, 2017

Waha Capital a UAE-based investment company with focus on key sectors including infrastructure industrial real estate and energy has appointed Rashid Siddiqi as the new managing director for its priva... View more

Dubai Sports City signs up BMTC for street lighting

May 23, 2017

Dubai Sports City said it has signed a partnership deal with Bahri & Mazroei Trading Company (BMTC) a leading provider of lighting electrical and water solutions for supply of solar power for the comm... View more

WTM on target for record-breaking year of business deals

May 23, 2017

The WTM Portfolio is set to smash last year s achievement of 7 billion worldwide industry deals after posting impressive visitor increases at its recent 2017 events WTM Latin America WTM Africa and Ar... View more

UAE health ministry inks inventory pact with Pfizer

May 23, 2017

UAE s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) recently signed an agreement with Pfizer for a strategic inventory of medicines in Abu Dhabi. The signing ceremony was held in the presence of Dr Mohamm... View more

Bahrain business confidence index gains in Q2

May 22, 2017

The business confidence index in Bahrain has amounted to more than 19.91 positive points in the second quarter of 2017 according to a survey conducted by the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA).... View more

Dar Al Handasah wins Jordan business park design contract

May 20, 2017

Jordanian developer Business Park Company has signed up Dar Al Handasah Consultants (Shair and Partners) to designing the strategic conceptual master plan for its ambitious King Hussein Business Park ... View more

GE signs $15bn business deals with Saudi Arabia

May 20, 2017

US technology and engineering conglomerate GE said on Saturday it had signed business deals worth 15 billion with Saudi Arabia in a major boost to its industrial project development and cross-sector c... View more

Dubai brings strong business presence to Imex 2017

May 19, 2017

Dubai Business Events (DBE) the city s official convention bureau and a division of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM) showcased Dubai s dynamic business events offering at I... View more

UAE firm offers online threat monitoring solution

May 18, 2017

UAE-based Managed FZ a leader in the industry of online threat monitoring is offering complete online threat monitoring package for airport authorities and the aviation Industry. The company s BrandHa... View more

Imex Frankfurt focuses on business opportunities

May 17, 2017

The 15th edition of Imex in Frankfurt opened yesterday focusing on creating business opportunities and making powerful connections. At Imex our aim is to help the industry make valuable connections an... View more

CPI Business to host conference on SME finance

May 17, 2017

Dubai-based CPI Business is set to host a half-day conference entitled Cashflow Cost management and Change an event aimed at tackling the different aspects of small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) f... View more

Infiniti rolls out premium sports coupe Q60

May 11, 2017

Al Masaood Automobiles the exclusive distributor of Infiniti in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain has announced the launch of its new premium sports coupe model Infiniti Q60. The new Infiniti model will continue t... View more

Satcom Direct extends in-flight entertainment service to all platform

May 10, 2017

The nicemedia premium content service launched by Satcom Direct (SD) at MEBAA 2016 for aircraft equipped with niceHD cabin systems is now available for all IFE/CMS platforms. Together with Lufthansa T... View more

Bahrain 'key business gateway to the GCC'

May 9, 2017

A high-level Bahraini delegation led by Anwar Abdulrahman the chairman of Al Hilal Group and Akbar Al Khaleej and Darwish Mannai Shura Council member and chairman of Mannai Group highlighted the kingd... View more

Dubai Islamic Bank wins top business award

May 9, 2017

Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) the largest Islamic bank in the UAE has been awarded the Global Islamic Business Award in the first ever edition in the region. The award was presented by Sheikh Maktoum Bin M... View more

Al Salam Bank-Bahrain takes over BMI business

May 8, 2017

Al Salam Bank-Bahrain (ASBB) one of the pioneering Shari a-compliant banks in the kingdom has announced that it has successfully taken over the entire business of its subsidiary BMI Bank. Pursuant to ... View more

Bahrain delegation set for key India business visit

May 6, 2017

A high-level Bahraini delegation led by Shura Council member and Mannai Group chairman Darwish Mannai and Al Hilal Group chairman and editor-in-chief of Akbar Al Khaleej Anwar Abdulrahman will be in N... View more

Ministry of Health & Prevention organises 8th Travel Road Exhibition

May 5, 2017

Awad Bin Saghir Al Ketbi undersecretary of the Supportive Services Sector at the UAE s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) recently inaugurated the eighth Travel Road Exhibition at MOHAP s offic... View more

Report highlights UAE business opportunities

May 2, 2017

The opportunities and attractions currently being offered in the UAE to businesses have been highlighted in a recent report released by the UAE Ministry of Economy s commercial attaché office in Washi... View more

Dubai Health Authority aims to drive medical tourism

April 27, 2017

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Health Bank with the aim to drive medical tourism in the region. The MoU was signed in the presence of Sheikh... View more

Emirates wins big at Business Traveller Awards

April 25, 2017

Dubai-based carrier Emirates was named Best Airline Worldwide at the 2017 Business Traveller Awards in a sweep of four accolades yesterday (April 24) in Dubai UAE. At a ceremony attended by key travel... View more

Gulf Business Machines to adopt LinkedIn tool

April 23, 2017

Gulf Business Machines (GBM) has become the first regional IT company in the GCC to adopt LinkedIn s Sales Navigator tool for its sales force. LinkedIn s Sales Navigator enables salespeople to more ea... View more

Siemens JV to help boost Egypt oil generator business

April 22, 2017

State-run Egyptian Electricity Holding and Egyptian Maintenance Company for Petroleum Services will be joining hands with German industrial giant Siemens to set up a new company which will help boost ... View more

Business confidence in Mideast hits 2-year high

April 17, 2017

Business confidence in the Middle East rebounded strongly in the first quarter of 2017 in line with the fastest rate of growth in global trade since 2015 according to the latest edition of the Global ... View more

Global health insurer expands in UAE

April 13, 2017

Now Health International leading international private medical insurance (IPMI) provider has launched its products in Abu Dhabi completing the expansion of its operations across the UAE. The move come... View more

DHA imposes hefty fines on 25 health facilities

April 11, 2017

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has imposed fines on 25 health centres clinics insurance brokers and insurance companies for violating the Dubai mandatory health Insurance law while it has referred s... View more

Costa aims for increase in Mice business

April 9, 2017

Conducting meetings conferences and workshops at sea on a cruise ship could indeed be an economical and efficient way to stage an event. Many things you pay extra for on land are all included in the p... View more

Alba wins RoSPA award for occupational health and safety

April 9, 2017

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) an international aluminium smelter was recognised with the Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety 2017 by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) UK. ... View more

Saudi Arabia to build massive entertainment city

April 8, 2017

Saudi Arabia has announced plans for the construction of a massive cultural sports and entertainment city in Al Qidiya southwest of Riyadh. The city which is claimed to be the first of its kind in the... View more

ITB Berlin shows travel trade is in good health

April 6, 2017

ITB Berlin 2017 confirms what we need to hear in the travel and tourism business that hiccups are temporary and the industry as a whole is in good health and getting better looking by the day. At the ... View more

Aging, higher incomes to drive Mena health market

April 5, 2017

A growing and aging population the rising prevalence of chronic diseases higher healthcare spending and a rising number of high-income households region are the growth drivers for the healthcare secto... View more

Egypt non-oil business continues downtrend

April 4, 2017

Having eased considerably during February the deterioration of Egypt s non-oil private sector gathered pace at the end of the first quarter according to a survey sponsored by Emirates NBD and produced... View more

Ithraa aims to develop business relations at AIM

April 3, 2017

Oman-based Ithraa a leading inward investment export development agency is discussing lucrative business deals and in an effort to open new markets for Omani goods and services at an ongoing trade eve... View more

Hilton plans new hotel in Cairo Business Park

April 2, 2017

Hospitality giant Hilton Worldwide has signed a cooperation agreement with Misr Italia Properties a diversified real estate developer in Egypt for a new Hilton Garden Inn at Cairo Business Park said a... View more

Air cargo business 'rides high on booming economy'

April 1, 2017

The global air cargo business continued to deliver a robust performance in 2017 outpacing trade growth with a year-on-year (YoY) growth of 6.3 per cent in kilograms and 7.4 per cent in DTK s (Direct T... View more

AIM to highlight govt role in boosting business

March 29, 2017

The upcoming Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) in Dubai UAE will feature a strategic platform to discuss the role of government in shaping a competitive business environment to attract investment facili... View more

'Vitamin B17’ can't cure cancer, says health official

March 28, 2017

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has warned the public against a circulating video making false claims concerning the supposed ability of vitamin B17 to cure cancer. These claims lack scienti... View more

Gulf Craft offers insight to business leaders

March 27, 2017

UAE-based Gulf Craft a manufacturer of luxury yachts and fibreglass boats recently hosted a group of the region s future business leaders offering them insight on how to survive and thrive in an incre... View more

UAE SMEs optimistic on business growth this year

March 26, 2017

Business owners of small- and medium-sized enterprises in the UAE remain optimistic about their growth prospects this year according to a survey. Of the 138 SMEs that participated in the survey conduc... View more

Arab Brazilian Chamber 'monitoring Brazil meat probe'

March 23, 2017

The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) recently released a statement declaring that it is closely following the developments of operation Carne Fraca which is the ongoing investigation on meat ... View more

Emrill names new business development head

March 22, 2017

Leading UAE integrated facilities management firm Emrill has appointed Sally Harrison as the new head of business development and work winning. Harrison brings with her over a decade of experience in ... View more

Jafza holds business forum for US companies

March 22, 2017

Dubai-based Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) a DP World Company and the UAE s flagship trade and logistics hub for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region recently organised a business forum for US compani... View more

Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay joins Earth Hour

March 21, 2017

By spending an hour in the dark this Saturday (March 25) on the occasion of Earth Hour 2017 Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay Dubai will join millions around the world to send a powerful message about ... View more

Bridgestone, Alserkal sponsor health, safety activities

March 21, 2017

Bridgestone Middle East and its sole importer and distributor for Dubai and the Northern Emirates Nasser bin Abdullatif Alserkal have teamed up to promote occupational health safety at Emirates Transp... View more

Oman offers major business opportunities to Indian firms

March 16, 2017

Oman will offer major investment opportunities to Indian companies in a wide range of sectors a recent business-to-business (B2B) forum held in Muscat heard. The meeting was organised under the auspic... View more

Mitsubishi Heavy mulls shipbuilding business spin-off

March 14, 2017

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries a Japanese multinational engineering electrical equipment and electronics company is considering spinning off its shipbuilding business and planning local partnerships as w... View more

Business conditions set to improve, feel UAE residents

March 13, 2017

Nearly three quarters of UAE residents expect business conditions in their country to improve within the next year according to a survey. Furthermore a majory of UAE respondents (58 per cent) expect t... View more

Top US business leaders set for Bahrain forum

March 11, 2017

A number of leading US business delegations and high ranking government officials will be attending the annual forum of American Chamber of Commerce Bahrain (AmCham Bahrain) which opens this week in c... View more

Time Hotels appoints new director of business development

March 9, 2017

UAE-based hospitality company Time Hotels has appointed Mahmoud Al Zaibak as director of business development. A graduate of the Damascus State University Syrian national Al Zaibak has over 17 years c... View more

Qatar Airways unveils revolutionary Business Class suite

March 8, 2017

Qatar Airways has unveiled its revolutionary new Business Class product QSuite - the customizable private suite that can be adapted to suite all passenger types from individual travellers to families ... View more

NMC Health promotes Manghat as CEO

March 8, 2017

NMC Health a leading integrated healthcare provider operating across the UAE has appointed its current deputy CEO and executive director Prasanth Manghat as chief executive officer effective today (Ma... View more

NMC Health profits surge 76.5pc to $151m

March 8, 2017

NMC Health a leading integrated private healthcare provider in the UAE has reported a net profit of 151.4 million for 2016 a 76.5 per cent increase on previous year s figures. The group s revenues inc... View more

Epicor appoints industry veteran to lead ME, Africa business

March 8, 2017

Epicor Software Corporation a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth today appointed Monzer Tohme as regional vice president sales Middle East and Africa (... View more

Business good at Dubai boat show

March 5, 2017

Maritime businesses from the UAE and abroad are celebrating positive early sales at the Dubai International Boat Show and expect to close a number of deals as the five-day luxury leisure marine event ... View more

Investcorp acquires 3i’s debt management business

March 4, 2017

Bahrain-based alternative investment fund Investcorp said it has completed the acquisition and integration of 3iDM the debt management business of 3i Group. The business now recognized as Investcorp C... View more

Damac awards Business Bay tower contract

March 1, 2017

Damac Properties a leading luxury real estate developer in the region has awarded a contract worth Dh200 million ( 54.4 million) for implementing the main works at its residential project Merano Tower... View more

Marasi Business Bay unveiled at Dubai boat show

February 28, 2017

Dubai Properties Group (DPG) one of the largest fully integrated and community development businesses in the emirate on Tuesday showcased its Dh1 billion ( 272 million) Marasi Business Bay a mix-use w... View more

Dubai South opens new business centre

February 27, 2017

Dubai South (the rebranded Dubai World Central) has launched its new business centre in the Business Park to allow companies to leverage its strategic location in close proximity to the Al Maktoum Int... View more

Sports enthusiasts are the new GCC travellers

February 23, 2017

Sport tourism from the GCC is rapidly being acknowledged as one of the fastest growing sectors in the 4.5 trillion global travel and tourism industry. The 21st century is witnessing a gradual replacem... View more

NMC receives top MRM business award

February 23, 2017

NMC Healthcare and NMC Trading received two separate business excellence awards at the recent ninth cycle of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award ceremony in Abu Dhabi UAE. The awards wer... View more

Transguard opens staff health clinic in Jebel Ali

February 22, 2017

UAE-based Transguard Group a top business support services firm and UAE healthcare provider Al Tadawi Medical Centre have opened a medical facility in Transguard s employee accommodation facility in J... View more

Cisco Tetration secures business applications

February 20, 2017

Cisco has announced that Cisco Tetration Analytics now automates policy enforcement enabling organizations to build secure environments for their business applications and also expands Tetration with ... View more

Saudi Aramco to enter base oils business

February 19, 2017

Saudi Aramco has announced that it will enter the base oils business as part of its effort to optimize the value of its petroleum molecules and grow its refining and chemicals portfolio. Saudi Aramco ... View more

UK group buys Tata's speciality steel business

February 18, 2017

International industrials and metals group Liberty House has signed definitive agreements with Tata Steel UK to acquire its speciality steels business for total consideration of 100 million ( 125 mill... View more

Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels marks Qatar National Sports Day

February 16, 2017

In continuation of its commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle among its staff and the community the Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels in Doha has kicked off the National Sports Day festivities. The Nati... View more

W Doha Hotel & Residences celebrates Qatar National Sports Day

February 15, 2017

W Doha Hotel & Residences celebrated Qatar s National Sports Day on February 14 with a range of exciting activities that helped promote a healthy lifestyle across its staff. It also organised complime... View more

Qatar Airways to unveil new Business Class seat at ITB Berlin

February 13, 2017

Qatar Airways is set to reveal the evolution to its multiple award-winning Business Class product at this year s ITB Berlin exhibition a leading trade fair for the travel industry to be held in Berlin... View more

Open for business - the rise of open banking

February 6, 2017

For years mid-tier banks have been told they re potentially heading for extinction. The barbell effect dictates that the middle will be significantly challenged by an increasingly tough business envir... View more

People - Ramco names business development director

February 6, 2017

Independent total tubular management company Ramco has welcomed a new business development director to drive focus and growth within new and existing regions. Rob O Neill has joined the organisation f... View more

ABC portal generates 2.1m business referrals

February 5, 2017

Al Hilal Group has unveiled the latest version of its rapidly growing marketing database the Arabian Business Community (ABC) which generated more than 2.1 million business referrals last year. Launch... View more

Turkish Airlines enhances in-flight entertainment system

February 2, 2017

Turkish Airlines continues to enhance its in-flight entertainment system with a completely redesigned and improved user interface that makes the offered entertainment content and information services ... View more

INL aims to increase growth, expand business

February 1, 2017

Dubai-based Integrated National Logistics (INL) a leader in total logistics solutions for companies across the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region and beyond said it aims to develop and grow it... View more

Medcare launches QFR technology at Arab Health

February 1, 2017

Medcare the premium healthcare division of Aster DM Healthcare has announced the launch of its first state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization laboratory (Cath lab) offering QFR (Quantitative Flow Rati... View more

ATC showcases healthcare solution at Arab Health

February 1, 2017

The Advanced Technology Company (ATC) a leading healthcare solutions provider based in Kuwait is showcasing its state-of-the-art hospital management system Sapphire HMS at the Arab Health 2017 in Duba... View more

UK surgeons perform innovative cardiac procedure at Arab Health

February 1, 2017

Specialist surgeons from UK s Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals (RB&HH) took to the show floor to demonstrate a procedure that provides rapi