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Kenza Restaurant @ Ramada Downtown Hotel Hosts Iftar for Dubai Media

Kenza Restaurant @ Ramada Downtown Hotel Hosts Iftar for Dubai Media

Kenza Restaurant hosts an iftar for the Media Ramada Downtown Hotel’s Kenza Restaurant hosted a special iftar for media professionals in Dubai last night.  The event was attended by media practitioners from some of the leading publications and media houses in Dubai. A host of bloggers and online influencers from […]

 
 

“Beauty” huge on Social Media Search in the UAE

“Beauty” huge on Social Media Search in the UAE

Beauty Is the Most Viewed Topic in The UAE on Facebook 79% of people in the UAE have increased video viewing on Facebook over the past year Mobile devices and the visual web are making beauty more transparent and accessible than ever before for women in the UAE. This has […]

 
 

An Authentically Arabian Iftar Buffet Awaits You at SUQ, Four Seasons Resort

An Authentically Arabian Iftar Buffet Awaits You at SUQ, Four Seasons Resort

This Ramadan enjoy an authentic Arabian iftar buffet at Suq, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah, Dubai. This Ramadan season, if you are looking for that extraordinary dining experience then we highly recommend trying the Iftar Buffet at SUQ Restaurant, Four Seasons Resort, Dubai. This beachfront resort surrounded by lushly landscaped gardens […]

 
 

VIDEO: How Emirates Airline Cleans Aircraft While Saving Millions of Litres of Water

VIDEO: How Emirates Airline Cleans Aircraft While Saving Millions of Litres of Water

Dubai‘s flagship airline Emirates Airline is also environmentally responsible airline by adopting energy efficiency initiatives Did you know it takes a crew of 15 staff about 12 hours to clean an A380 and about 9 hours to clean a Boeing 777 aircraft? On the occasion of World Environment Day, Emirates […]

 
 

Zafran Dubai’s Iftar Buffet is a must-try this Ramadan

Zafran Dubai’s Iftar Buffet is a must-try this Ramadan

  Enjoy an Iftar Buffet with an Indian twist this Ramadan, at Zafran During one of our visits to Mirdif City, we stumbled on this gem – Zafran restaurant. We were looking for a Dubai iftar with an Indian twist and what could have been a better choice than Zafran?! […]

 
 

Ramadan 2017 Consumer Behavior Survey Reveals Interesting Facts

Ramadan 2017 Consumer Behavior Survey Reveals Interesting Facts

In the run up to Ramadan 2017, YouGov surveyed residents in the UAE and Saudi Arabia as part of their annual Ramadan study to discover expected changes in consumer behaviour in and around Ramadan.  In the survey, not surprisingly a whopping 57% is the surveyed expects the price of good […]

 
 

Netherlands Visa Application Centre Now Launched In Abu Dhabi

Netherlands Visa Application Centre Now Launched In Abu Dhabi

The Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Abu Dhabi launched a new Visa Application Centre in the capital city of Abu Dhabi to bring enhanced accessibility and greater convenience to residents of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who plan to travel to The Netherlands and need a visa. […]

 
 

E-commerce market value in MENA to top USD 6.7 billion in 2017

E-commerce market value in MENA to top USD 6.7 billion in 2017

Growth attributed to region’s young population with high disposable income & high internet penetration rate 2016 industry value stood at USD 4.8 billion GCC market to hit USD 20-billion mark by 2020 The number of online shoppers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is growing  exponentially, bringing […]

 
 

Middle East- The Most Well-Connected Region For Travel To Maldives

Middle East- The Most Well-Connected Region For Travel To Maldives

Maldives participates in the Arabian Travel Market 2017 Maldives Marketing and Public Relation Corporation together with partners from the Maldivian Tourism Industry participated at the 24th Annual Arabian Travel Market. The Maldives delegation was led by the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Mr. Hussain Lirar accompanied by Acting Managing Director of […]

 
 

The Ultimate App to Ace VAT in the GCC

The Ultimate App to Ace VAT in the GCC

Deloitte offers free and interactive VAT app to GCC businesses and individuals With the progressive implementation in 2018 and the representatives of the Member States of the GCC having agreed on a formal VAT system Treaty across all six Member States, businesses need to start looking in detail at the […]

 
 

BenQ’s latest 4K UHD LED Projector propels Home Entertainment To The Next Level

BenQ’s latest 4K UHD LED Projector propels Home Entertainment To The Next Level

BenQ Unveils The First DLP 4K UHD LED Home Cinema Projector, Taking Home Entertainment To The Next Level X12000 Combines Philips ColorSpark™ HLD LED Technology and Exclusive CinematicColor™ Technology to provide unmatched Digital Cinema Quality at home. World’s leading DLP projector brand BenQ introduced yet another impressive 4K UHD digital […]

 
 

A Guide To Building A Successful App

A Guide To Building A Successful App

Any task, activity or chore, you name it, there’s an app for it. From booking flights to ordering lunch, brands have taken their services online to meet and exceed consumer expectations. This trend arises from the surge of a so-called ‘digiculture’. Needless to say, an app can create a limitless […]

 
 

compareit4me.com secures $3.5 million in latest phase of funding

compareit4me.com secures $3.5 million in latest phase of funding

Dubai based compareit4me announces its latest round of funding, which has seen the company raise $3.5 million in an initial closing as part of a larger Series B round. Key takeaways include: compareit4me.com raises $3.5 million from existing investors including Wamda Capital and STC Ventures in initial closing of larger […]

 
 

Dubai Rent vs. School Fees – Infographic

Dubai Rent vs. School Fees – Infographic

Planning to move to Dubai? Here’s the Ultimate guide to help you decide on which area to live and which school to put your child in. The Knowledge and Human Development Authority’s (KHDA) much awaited annual inspection results were released with several positive indicators. The report cites that there are […]

 
 

Promotions @ Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dubai

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ORBI – A One Stop Family Entertainment Destination To Be Launched Today At City Centre Mirdif

ORBI – A One Stop Family Entertainment Destination To Be Launched Today At City Centre Mirdif

Majid Al Futtaim Leisure & Entertainment To Officially Launch Orbi – A Game Changing Family Entertainment Destination Today At City Centre Mirdif Orbi  – a supercharged indoor nature experience and a one stop entertainment destination for the entire family is being officially unveiled at City Centre Mirdif today. Collaboratively developed […]

 
 

Sakura – A Hidden Sushi Haven In the heart of Dubai

Sakura – A Hidden Sushi Haven In the heart of Dubai

Every once in a while, we all love to set aside routine and try something exotic. Oriental cuisine, for instance. With the number of Asian and East Asian culinary options on offer in Dubai, it’s an easy choice and one that is really satisfying. Japanese cuisine is something that stands […]

 
 

Dubai Font – World’s first Microsoft font created by a city and named after it

Dubai Font – World’s first Microsoft font created by a city and named after it

The government of Dubai has announced the launch of ‘Dubai Font’ – the first typeface developed by Microsoft ever for a city, and named after it. The font, which will be available in 23 languages, was developed simultaneously in Latin and Arabic script. Microsoft and The Executive Council of Dubai […]

 
 

Taiwan – Truly Asia’s Hidden Gem

Taiwan – Truly Asia’s Hidden Gem

Taiwan is a beautiful island country layered with the heritage of Taiwanese aboriginals, Dutch, Spanish and Chinese in a beautiful cultural amalgam of sorts. Endowed with magnificent peaks, green rolling hills, plains, basins, coastlines, lush forests and national parks, it is also a nature lover’s paradise. At the backdrop of […]

 
 

UAE – The world’s most connected country on LinkedIn, globally

UAE – The world’s most connected country on LinkedIn, globally

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, released figures today announcing that it has hit the 500 million members milestone across 200 countries and 22 million members in the MENA region. A professional community of this size has never existed until now. Helping members to stay informed on relevant news and […]

 
 

World Art Dubai showcases over 3000 works of affordable art this year

World Art Dubai showcases over 3000 works of affordable art this year

World Art Dubai, one of the regions premier platform for worldwide galleries to showcase accessible, inspirational and affordable art to Middle Eastern art lover is on its final day today. As part of Dubai Art Season, World Art Dubai brought together regional and global artists and galleries from across Dubai’s […]

 
 

GETEX 2017 features top global universities. Curtin University’s first Middle East campus launched

GETEX 2017 features top global universities. Curtin University’s first Middle East campus launched

Curtin University unveiled at Getex 2017 GETEX – one of the Middle East’s leading education, training and professional development exhibition was inaugurated yesterday by Dr Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education at the Sheikh Saeed Halls of the Dubai International Convention Center. The […]

 
 

Trader Vic’s at Crowne Plaza Dubai relaunches after an awesome makeover

Trader Vic’s at Crowne Plaza Dubai relaunches after an awesome makeover

Trader Vic’s – the popular restaurant and bar relaunched last week following a soft refurbishment. In conjunction with that a grand party was thrown to special guests and media on the 4th April 2017.  Traders Vic’s has always been a much sought after destination in Dubai known for its delicious food, divine […]

 
 

The best Friday brunch in Dubai – Fun Dining Brunch from Crowne Plaza Hotel

The best Friday brunch in Dubai – Fun Dining Brunch from Crowne Plaza Hotel

If you enjoy variety in food and enjoy it in a fun milieu, then this is your place! Don’t miss out the carnival of sorts happening every Friday from 1 pm to 4 pm at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed road, Dubai Gormandizing is no sin especially when you have […]

 
 

Shahrukh Khan Charms Fans at Arabian Center

Shahrukh Khan Charms Fans at Arabian Center

Arabian Center was filled with euphoria and festivity as thousands of fans of superstar Shahrukh Khan waited patiently for him in the Night Court of Arabian Center on Saturday, January 21st 2017. Fans of the megastar started to gather and camped at the mall from 8:30 am onwards to catch […]

 
 

IMAGINE – A Sensory Experience Of Water, Laser, Fire & Sound Launches In Dubai Festival City

IMAGINE – A Sensory Experience Of Water, Laser, Fire & Sound Launches In Dubai Festival City

In a pompous display of water, light, fire and pyrotechniques, Dubai Festival City officially launched IMAGINE – a cutting-edge multimedia entertainment spectacular. The showcase was one of the highlights of the opening day of the 22nd edition of Dubai Shopping Festival 2017. His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid […]

 
 

Strong Dollar and Softening Rents to Improve Dubai Housing Affordability

Strong Dollar and Softening Rents to Improve Dubai Housing Affordability

Strong Dollar and Softening Rents to Improve Dubai Housing Affordability Latest research report from Phidar Advisory revealed that Dubai residential rents continue to decline and projects further declines. “The risk in the residential market remains on the downside,” said Jesse Downs, Managing Director of Phidar Advisory. “Weak investment demand and softening […]

 
 

Will E-Commerce replace Brick and Mortar stores in MENA?

Will E-Commerce replace Brick and Mortar stores in MENA?

With the Middle East and especially the GCC on the cusp of becoming the world’s fastest growing e-commerce playground, Ashik Hasim, Partner at Precise Communications/Essentially Precise shares his views on the rising e-commerce trends in the region and what it takes to shine in the online space. Will E-Commerce replace Brick […]

 
 

Infographic- How UAE Residents Perceive Driverless Cars

Infographic- How UAE Residents Perceive Driverless Cars

Majority of UAE Residents Excited for Driverless Cars The future has arrived – driverless cars are officially here. Driverless cars are currently being trialled in Dubai, driverless taxis are being trialled in Singapore and the USA, while in the UK trials have also been approved in selected areas. But how […]

 
 

Infographic: UAE Online Consumers Shopping Trends Revealed

Infographic: UAE Online Consumers Shopping Trends Revealed

– The Global Cross-Border report shows Middle-East as one of the regions with the highest incidence of cross-border online shoppers  –  UAE consumers continue to increase their online shopping. In 2016, 68% of adults in UAE shopped online in the past 12 months, increasing from 63% in 2015  – UAE […]

 
 

Middle East Startups facing Funding Crunch despite Great Ideas and Opportunities

Middle East Startups facing Funding Crunch despite Great Ideas and Opportunities

ICAEW: investors should have more confidence in regional start-ups Raising funds in the Middle East remains challenging despite the great start-up ideas and the myriad opportunities that the region has to offer investors, according to accountancy and finance body ICAEW. This was the consensus during ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty roundtable […]

 
 

Affordable housing woes in UAE, report reveals

Affordable housing woes in UAE, report reveals

Propertyfinder Group’s groundbreaking UAE Real Estate Trends report reveals unmet demand for affordable housing An exclusive report by UAE’s leading property search portal shows, more than half of UAE online viewings are for properties renting for less than 100,000 dirhams per annum. Yet the affordable housing segment, particularly low-priced villas, […]

 
 

Drones – A menace in Dubai

Drones – A menace in Dubai

Drones flying over unchartered skies have become a menace in the UAE. The Aviation authorities in Dubai are at a loss to counter this threat. More than five years ago, the risk that unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or drones, might pose to airliners was not a subject of concern on […]

 
 

A2Zarabia.com aims to create the First Online Ecosystem in the Middle East

Dubai-based entrepreneur is on a mission to make life easy with a one stop portal for all online needs, in the AED 9.2 billion industry A Dubai-based entrepreneur team has launched A2Zarabia.com as the first online ecosystem in the Middle East. A2Zarabia.com is a comprehensive one stop shop for all […]

 
 

Brndstr seeks to be your creative branding solution

Brndstr seeks to be your creative branding solution

Brndstr is an innovation house for brands and agencies. Think of Brndstr as an extension to your company’s creative team, and providing with technical solutions. They also help companies with their social tech campaigns. Here is an exclusive interview with Simon Hudson,  CEO and Founder – Brndstr.com. How will you explain […]

 
 

Cybercrime hits 2.5mn UAE consumers last year

Cybercrime hits 2.5mn UAE consumers last year

Norton Cyber Security Insights Report shows hackers are honing their skills to take advantage of complacent consumers Norton Cyber Security Insights Report released by Symantec revealed that 2.53 million consumers in the UAE have been victims of online crime in the past year as hackers take advantage of consumer complacency. […]

 
 

World’s first theme park dedicated to all things Bollywood opens in Dubai

World’s first theme park dedicated to all things Bollywood opens in Dubai

Bollywood parks & Resorts – the world’s first Bollywood themed park officially opened yesterday amid much fanfare at the Dubai Parks and Resorts campus. Dignitaries from the media, invited guests and public who were present at the event were treated to some spectacular Bollywood-styled entertainment with desi dance and music […]

 
 

Middle East braces itself for the biggest White Friday 2016 on SOUQ.com

Middle East braces itself for the biggest White Friday 2016 on SOUQ.com

As the region’s avid online shoppers get set for another record-breaking 4-day shopping festival, SOUQ.com ensures a seamless and exciting shopping experience for customers • 25K exclusive new deals to be launched on the website and mobile app • SOUQ.com gears up for 20 million visits during White Friday • […]

 
 

Noon.com to revolutionize ecommerce in the Middle East

E-commerce marketplace set to boom with the launch of Noon.com in Dubai and Riyadh An online shopping platform featuring 20 million products has been launched in Dubai and Riyadh. Emirati billionaire and businessman Mohamed Alabbar will surely be calling the shots of the new and improved face of ecommerce in the region. Ecommerce, […]

 
 

Blockchain Conference comes to Abu Dhabi

Blockchain Conference comes to Abu Dhabi

Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi will be held on December 8 at Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi. Many people know it as the technology behind Bitcoin, but block chain’s potential uses extend far beyond digital currencies. Blockchain’s admirers include Bill Gates and Richard Branson, and banks and insurers are falling head over heels […]