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Y.K. Almoayyed & Sons was established in 1940 by Yousuf Khalil Almoayyed who opened his first shop in Al Tijjar road and conducted business with imported electrical goods, sugar, tea, coffee and sandalwood beams for roofing. Soon after, the company became the provisions supplier to the Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO), the British Navy and Royal Air Force due to a reputation built on honesty and goodwill.

In 1946, the company began representing prestigious international brands after securing agency agreements for General Electric Company (GEC) and Lister Blackstone.  The brands grew over the years to include  Nissan, Infiniti, Ford, Renault, Toshiba, Hitachi, Komatsu, Sony, Bose, Nikon, and Kodak,  just to name a few, thus resulting in the exponential growth and expansion of the company.

The company’s commitment to social responsibility is equally matched by its belief in Bahrain’s economic potential.  Investments in myriad industries and services continue to create jobs, spur business activities and help develop the Kingdom’s economy.

Yousuf Khalil Almoayyed will always be remembered as a visionary and pioneer in the business industry whose strong faith in God, commitment to excellence, desire to succeed, trust in his country and empathy to his fellowmen touched the lives of many people.  His legacy lives on through his children and grandchildren who are managing the continued success of the Y.K. Almoayyed & Sons Group today.  His life journey is an inspiration to the future generation of Bahrainis to dream, believe and achieve a better quality of life.

 

 

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September 24, 2017

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September 23, 2017

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September 20, 2017

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September 18, 2017

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September 18, 2017

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September 17, 2017

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September 15, 2017

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September 14, 2017

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September 14, 2017

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September 12, 2017

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September 11, 2017

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September 10, 2017

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September 10, 2017

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September 10, 2017

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September 7, 2017

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September 6, 2017

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September 6, 2017

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September 5, 2017

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September 5, 2017

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August 30, 2017

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August 27, 2017

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August 21, 2017

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August 19, 2017

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August 18, 2017

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August 15, 2017

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August 14, 2017

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August 9, 2017

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August 8, 2017

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August 7, 2017

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August 7, 2017

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August 6, 2017

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August 5, 2017

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August 2, 2017

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July 31, 2017

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July 30, 2017

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July 30, 2017

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July 30, 2017

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Nissan Motor reports Q1 operating profit of $1.37bn

July 28, 2017

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Nissan KICKS 2018 launched in Kuwait

July 25, 2017

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Al-Babtain launches 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

July 23, 2017

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July 23, 2017

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Arabian Automobiles launches Nissan offers

July 18, 2017

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July 16, 2017

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July 12, 2017

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July 12, 2017

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Damen to provide 13 patrol boats to Metal Shark

July 12, 2017

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July 11, 2017

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July 10, 2017

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Trucks to play key role in global oil demand growth

July 7, 2017

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Construction costs edge up in Dubai in 2016

July 7, 2017

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Dubai’s Azizi kicks off work on $3.3bn Riviera project

July 7, 2017

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July 6, 2017

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July 4, 2017

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July 3, 2017

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July 2, 2017

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July 2, 2017

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June 24, 2017

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June 19, 2017

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June 14, 2017

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June 13, 2017

The role of the chief information officer (CIO) which has now shifted to introducing innovative models and redefining customer experiences will come under the spotlight at the upcoming Middle East Ban... View more

How Ford created the GT Supercar to test future tech

June 11, 2017

In creating the all-new high performance Ford GT the pioneers behind the supercar designed it not only to win races but also to serve as a test bed for new technologies and ideas for future vehicles a... View more

Evonik to focus on innovation for growth

June 4, 2017

Evonik a leading German speciality chemicals company aims to achieve profitable growth by making its portfolio more specialty and more balanced strengthening its innovation power and driving a perform... View more

Ford outsells GM in US market

June 3, 2017

Ford Motor Co said its May sales went up 2.2 percent to 241 126 vehicles outselling General Motor s 237 364 vehicles as automakers increasingly resorted to incentives to lure customers into dealer sho... View more

RJ kicks off its Ramadan campaign

June 1, 2017

National carrier Royal Jordanian has started its annual Ramadan campaign by delivering food parcels to a large number of less privileged citizens in the eastern desert in Mafraq governorate. The Ramad... View more

GE, Saudi Arabia deals to focus on mining, energy, healthcare

June 1, 2017

New projects between General Electric (GE) and Saudi Arabia will focus on the kingdom s power healthcare energy and mining sectors as well as skills training and digital analytics running on Predix sa... View more

Sharp focus on the GCC

June 1, 2017

Spending by overseas visitors to Great Britain is predicted to reach 24.1 billion ( 31.2 billion) in 2017 an 8 per cent increase on spending this year. We spoke to Sumathi Ramanathan director Asia Pac... View more

Agility adds 95 trucks to GCC operations

May 30, 2017

Agility a leading global logistics provider has expanded its regional overland fleet by adding 95 new Mercedes-Benz Actros 2041S 4x2 tractors to its Abu Dhabi Kuwait and Bahrain operations. The expans... View more

New 2017 Ford Escape offers cutting-edge features

May 29, 2017

The new 2017 Ford Escape brings cutting-edge features to notoriously competitive small SUV segment helping drivers stay connected comfortable safe and stylish on the road the company said. One of Ford... View more

Focus on value added products, aluminium firms told

May 29, 2017

Regional aluminium companies must diversify their downstream product portfolio to include added value products such as automotive and high-grade products industry experts said. Speaking at the recentl... View more

Construction kicks off on Bloom's mixed-use project

May 28, 2017

Bloom Properties a developer of integrated and sustainable communities said it has started the main construction works at its mixed-use Soho Square urban development on Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi UAE. Emir... View more

EMC delivers 50 Merc-Benz trucks to UAE readymix firm

May 24, 2017

Emirates Motor Company (EMC) Daimler Commercial Vehicles said it has completed a major delivery of 50 Mercedes-Benz Actros heavy duty trucks to Abu Dhabi-based Transgulf Readymix company. EMC is the a... View more

Ford names Jim Hackett as new president and CEO

May 22, 2017

Ford Motor Company today named Jim Hackett as its new president and CEO and announced key global leadership changes designed to further strengthen its core automotive business and accelerate a strateg... View more

Top interior design expo kicks off in Dubai

May 22, 2017

More than 1 100 companies are taking part in the 27th edition of the Index Design Series the region s leading interiors and design trade show and the co-located Middle East Stone which opened its door... View more

Lanxess to focus on new halogen-free polyesters, polyamides

May 22, 2017

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess will inroduce its new halogen-free flame-retardant polyesters and polyamides the upcoming Plastics in E&E Applications conference at Marienberg Fortress in Würzburg... View more

Nissan global sales top $6.5bn in 2016

May 14, 2017

Nissan Motor generated an operating profit of 742.2 billion yen ( 6.54 billion) on net revenues of 11.72 trillion yen in 2016 as strong sales in the US China and Western Europe partly offset the impac... 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

Agricultural Bank of China kicks off ops in Dubai

May 11, 2017

Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) Dubai Branch recently held a grand ceremony in celebration of its opening and designation as the RMB clearing bank in the UAE. The Dubai Branch is ABC s first RMB clea... View more

Toshiba to focus on PC product innovations

May 10, 2017

Toshiba has announced its renewed strategy for the Middle East with focus for the business computing market through the development of business to business (B2B) PC devices and solutions. Toshiba will... View more

Top construction expo kicks off in Qatar

May 8, 2017

Leading global construction firms from 33 countries are showcasing their innovative products and services at the 14th edition of the Project Qatar 2017 which opened in capital Doha today (May 8). A ma... View more

Ford offers peace of mind with extended service plan

May 7, 2017

Ford has recently rebranded its aftersales maintenance packages as Ford Protect to better describe the all-encompassing nature of offerings to customers. All new Ford owners are offered this Extended ... View more

7 Ford vehicles win Vincentric awards

May 7, 2017

Seven Ford Motor Company cars trucks and vans have won recently the Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America awards for 2017 the company said. The awards recognise vehicles that provide fleet customers ... View more

Batelco Q1 revenues edge down 1pc to $238m

May 4, 2017

Batelco Group a top regional telecom group has reported gross revenues of BD89.7 million ( 237.9 million) for the first quarter (Q1) of the year marking a marginal one per cent decrease year-on-year a... View more

Responsible finance summit focus on Islamic fintech

May 4, 2017

With the retail share of responsible investment doubling to 26 per cent in 2016 ethical responsible and Islamic fintech can support further growth to deliver the financial products experts said at a s... View more

Empower kicks off pre-summer awareness drive

May 3, 2017

UAE-based Empower has launched a 8 Step Educational Pre-Summer Campaign which focuses on teaching customers to make necessary preparations for saving on their AC consumption reducing their bills durin... View more

Top conference to focus on Saudi Vision 2030

May 1, 2017

Senior executives from across the global financial sector are set to meet with leading figures from Saudi government and banking in Riyadh tomorrow (May 2) at The Euromoney Saudi Arabia Conference 201... View more

Iran kicks off its biggest solar power plant

April 30, 2017

Iran has inaugurated a major solar power plant with an annual power generation capacity of 10 MW a report said. The 15 million plant is spread over an area of 20 hectares near the central city of Isfa... View more

Egypt Property Show kicks off in Dubai next month

April 29, 2017

Egypt Property Show (EPS) the country s first real estate global roadshow featuring premium development from top developers will kick off in Dubai on May 5 and runfor the next two days. The event aims... View more

StocExpo Middle East Africa kicks off in Dubai

April 27, 2017

StocExpo Middle East Africa the region s leading exhibition and conference and only dedicated event for the bulk liquid storage industry got underway yesterday (April 26) in Dubai UAE. Concluding toda... View more

Arabian Auto launches Infiniti promotion

April 25, 2017

Arabian Automobiles Company the flagship company of AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Infiniti in Dubai Sharjah and the Northern Emirates has announced a Buy Now Pay Later scheme for the... View more

Renault rolls out ultra-tough trucks into Mideast

April 24, 2017

Renault Trucks a French commercial truck manufacturer has introduced its new model K Xtrem - designed for construction building site supply and long haul conditions - into the Middle East market. The ... View more

Kuwait Nissan dealer launches promotion

April 16, 2017

Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al Babtain (AABC) the authorized dealer of Nissan vehicles in Kuwait is offering customers the 2017 Nissan Altima for KD5 999 ( 19 650) for a limited period of time. The 2017 Nis... View more

Arabian Automobiles posts 17pc Renault growth

April 16, 2017

Arabian Automobiles Company the flagship automotive division of AW Rostamani Group and exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai Sharjah and the Northern Emirates has reported a positive volume growth of ... View more

First Bit-BDO seminar to focus on VAT in UAE

April 16, 2017

First Bit a global IT company and BDO a worldwide network of professional services firms have partnered on a joint seminar on VAT implementation in UAE. The event will bring together seasoned tax prof... View more

Renault-Nissan Alliance forms LCV unit

April 10, 2017

The Renault-Nissan Alliance is creating a light commercial vehicle business unit to expand its global presence in this growing segment. By unleashing the full potential of Renault s van expertise and ... View more

Celebrity Edge unveiled

April 9, 2017

Celebrity Cruises reveals Celebrity Edge featuring the work of A-list global architects and designers and aimed at discerning global travellers. American designer Nate Berkus serves as Celebrity Edge ... View more

Major forum to focus on GCC airports development projects

April 9, 2017

The sixth Emerging Airports Forum which will be held in Jeddah Saudi Arabia in November will focus on the Saudi airports development projects along with the other airports development projects in emer... View more

Submissions open for DFM-Image Nation film awards

April 5, 2017

The Dubai Film Market (DFM) a leading industry platform and Image Nation Abu Dhabi a top media company have partnered for the fifth year to award Dh250 000 ( 68 050) to five Gulf filmmakers for their ... View more

GCC telcos have ‘edge over other MEA operators’

April 4, 2017

The higher disposable income of in the GCC countries will enable telecommunication companies to overcome the macro challenges and political risk across the Middle East and Africa according to a new re... View more

Daimler supplies 27 Merc-Benz Zetros trucks in UAE

April 3, 2017

Daimler Commercial Vehicles Mena said it has partnered with Emirates Motor Company the authorised general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Abu Dhabi and the flagship company of the Al Fahim Group to de... View more

International Property Show kicks off in Dubai

April 2, 2017

The 13th edition of International Property Show opened in Dubai UAE today (April 2) with leading global real estate groups showcasing their premium residential and commercial projects in the region. T... View more

Yas Mall Spring Festival kicks off with fashion show

April 2, 2017

Yas Mall s Spring Festival made a start to the weekend with a lineup of wonderful candy land and chocolate factory themed decorations creative fashion shows and roaming entertainment. The visitors att... View more

Ford wins big at Middle East Car of the Year Awards

April 2, 2017

Ford came up winner in three different segments at the Middle East Car of the Year (Mecoty) awards ceremony held in Abu Dhabi UAE over the weekend. An extensive panel of judges comprising 15 expert au... View more

Nissan Saudi Arabia organises multiple workshops

April 2, 2017

Nissan Saudi Arabia recently organised multiple workshops around the kingdom for Nissan dealers service providers to deliver advanced sales and aftersales services. The workshops were held by Nissan a... View more

US judge extends suspension of travel ban

March 30, 2017

A US federal judge in Hawaii has indefinitely extended the suspension of President Trump s new travel ban targeting six mostly Muslim nations. Judge Derrick Watson s ruling means Trump will be barred ... View more

Daimler wins record 539 trucks order in Saudi Arabia

March 29, 2017

Daimler Commercial Vehicles Mena FZE and Juffali Industrial Products Company (Jipco) the authorised general distributor of Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles in Saudi Arabia have has secured a major de... View more

Tax reforms in focus at Deloitte conference

March 29, 2017

Deloitte recently organised its 10th annual Middle East Tax Conference in Dubait to update practitioners and clients on global and regional tax updates and tools. The 2017 edition held on March 22 and... View more

Nissan makes two key appointments in region

March 28, 2017

Nissan has made two key senior appointments in the region naming Peyman Kargar as senior vice president and chairman of the Africa Middle East and India region (AMI) effective April 1 and Kalyana Siva... View more

Biggest construction expo kicks off in Jeddah

March 27, 2017

The Big 5 Saudi the largest building and construction show in the kingdom kicked off in Jeddah today attracting more than 500 exhibitors from over 20 countries besides thousands of professionals. The ... View more

Yas Mall Spring Festival kicks off this weekend

March 27, 2017

Yas Mall s Spring Festival will kick start this weekend from March 30 April 7 with an incredible array of breath-taking performances amazing decorations and exciting daily prizes under the theme Adven... View more

Manama forum to focus on fintech disruption

March 26, 2017

Leading bankers FinTech experts regulators and financial industry representatives from the Middle East and Africa will gather in Bahrain this week to discuss the latest FinTech trends. The 1st MEA Fin... View more

Future Cities Show to focus sustainability

March 23, 2017

The upcoming inaugural edition of Future Cities Show a global platform for companies engaged in developing an advanced infrastructure in Dubai UAE will shed light on six core elements of sustainabilit... View more

Emirates kicks off International Day of Happiness with surprises

March 20, 2017

Emirates marked International Day of Happiness with small surprises for its customers and employees. Across its boarding gates at Terminal 3 this morning Emirates delighted unsuspecting passengers tra... View more

Kuwait sharpens focus on expanding tourism sector

March 19, 2017

Investment in Kuwait s tourism industry is set to increase over the next decade as the government moves to speed up construction of a new international airport terminal and several major hotel chains ... View more

Nissan Saudi Arabia offers test-drive for new Navara

March 17, 2017

Nissan Saudi Arabia recently launched a three-month nationwide test-drive programme providing customers with the experience of testing the all-new pick-up Navara. The event showcased Navara s capabili... View more

Renault-Nissan, Transdev eye driverless fleet

March 16, 2017

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Transdev a leading public transport company have agreed to jointly explore development of mobility services with fleets of electric driverless vehicles for public and o... View more

Dubai kicks off Meydan One Mall development

March 16, 2017

Dubai has launched the groundbreaking of the new Meydan One Mall development which will feature 620 retail shops including two major department stores and a 131 150 sq ft hypermarket as well as a retr... View more

Comex, Smart City Summit to focus on digital life

March 13, 2017

The upcoming Comex 2017 the 27th edition of Oman s prominent event for IT and telecom and the first Oman Smart City Summit will focus on fostering a digital community and creation of a smart nation. T... View more

Nissan Kuwait celebrates International Women's Day

March 9, 2017

To celebrate International Women s Day Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al Babtain Co (AABC) the authorized agent of Nissan vehicles in Kuwait surprised its female customers purchasing a Nissan vehicle on March ... View more

KPMG to focus on financial management at seminar

March 9, 2017

KPMG in Bahrain as part of its initiatives to support the development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) will host the Entrepreneurs Forum seminar on March 14 at the Gulf Hotel Bahrain. Under the ... View more

Ford F-150 wins dependability award

March 8, 2017

Ford F-150 builds on its renowned toughness as the truck is recognised for top dependability among large light duty pickups in the J D Power 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study award. All customers deman... View more

New consultancy firm to focus on destinations, venues

March 8, 2017

A group of six leading professional industry consultants working for clients in over 80 countries has joined forces to create a new collaborative approach to solving business solutions for destination... View more

Nissan revives iconic Patrol Super Safari

March 6, 2017

Nissan announced the rebirth of its legendary Patrol Super Safari in the Middle East one of the most coveted off-road vehicles sold in the region. The Patrol Super Safari s long standing heritage in t... View more

Expo 2020 kicks off GCC Roadshow in Oman

March 5, 2017

A delegation from Expo 2020 Dubai has set out on a GCC Roadshow starting in Oman to discuss with business leaders in five countries how their companies can maximise opportunities from the first World ... View more

GPCA summit to focus on innovation

March 5, 2017

The 4rd annual GPCA Research and Innovation Summit which will open in Bahrain this week will provide valuable insights into the current petrochemical and chemical industry plans to harness the power o... View more

Nissan has new formula to measure desert performance

March 5, 2017

Nissan Middle East has announced a radical new concept which will eventually revolutionise the way vehicles are evaluated for desert performance. Developed by Nissan engineers Desert Camel Power uses ... View more

UNWTO to focus on key areas at ITB

March 3, 2017

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will focus on sustainability new platform tourism services child protection and indigenous tourism at the the 51th edition of ITB taking place next week in Be... View more

Month-long Abu Dhabi Festival kicks off

March 2, 2017

The month-long Abu Dhabi Festival a leading celebration of arts and culture in the region kicked off yesterday (March 1) with a a variety of events exhibitions and workshops. Held under the patronage ... View more

Meliá reinforces regional focus

March 2, 2017

MELIÁ HOTELS International has made two key appointments to their regional office. Nihad Kattan regional director of operations Middle East and Africa was appointed to oversee operations across the br... View more

Nissan launches all-new Kicks across Middle East

March 1, 2017

Nissan has launched the all-new Nissan Kicks compact crossover in the Middle East its latest addition to the crossover segment. The all-new Nissan Kicks was first rolled out in Rio de Janeiro Brazil d... View more

ATM to focus on $8.3bn Mena wellness tourism sector

February 28, 2017

A Wellness Symposium which will throw the spotlight on the 8.3 billion industry in the Middle East/North Africa (Mena) will be launched at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) which takes place at the Dubai Wo... View more

Nissan takes autonomous vehicle to London road

February 27, 2017

Nissan today launched on-road real-world testing of next generation autonomous drive prototype vehicles in Europe for the first time in the east of London. Nissan has already conducted public-road tes... View more

UD Trucks' Quester 'helps lower cost of ownership'

February 26, 2017

Japanese manufacturer UD Trucks has revealed eight key features of its new Quester range and aftermarket service that will help Middle East businesses lower the cost of ownership and to run with great... View more

Second edition of Bahrain Food Festival kicks off

February 26, 2017

Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) launched the second edition of Bahrain Food Festival at Bahrain Bay yesterday February 25. The launch was held in the presence of Taleb Al Rifai secretar... View more

Geo-politics, VAT in focus at ME investment meet

February 23, 2017

Geo-politics and impending Value Added Tax (VAT