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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 […]

 
 

France to form new powerful tourism office in India, Middle East and China

France to form new powerful tourism office in India, Middle East and China

   New entity expected to have EUR4 million annual budget The Cotentin Peninsula – also known as the Cherbourg Peninsula – in the Normandy region of France, will soon see its many tourism boards undergo a major restructuring in the next few months. By June this year, 11 local tourism […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Karma Sutra in a contemporary package!

Karma Sutra in a contemporary package!

All about the cosmic principle and the law of cause and effect As a cosmic principle, Karma is the law of cause and effect. It is a time-tested understanding that Karma treats everyone equally. If you harm others, harm will come to you but if you serve to uplift others, the benefit […]

 
 

Top 3 Trends Shaping Global Developments Over Next 10 Years

Top 3 Trends Shaping Global Developments Over Next 10 Years

Under-Employed, Under-Inclusive and Under Threat: the World in 2017 The Global Risks Report 2017 Summary: The Report highlights the potential of persistent, long-term trends such as inequality and deepening social and political polarization to exacerbate risks associated with, for example, the weakness of the economic recovery and the speed of technological […]

 
 

Taking French Elegance & Hospitality to New Heights – Les Neiges Courchevel

Taking French Elegance & Hospitality to New Heights  – Les Neiges Courchevel

HOTEL LES NEIGES COURCHEVEL IS AN ICONIC DEVELOPMENT CRADLED IN THE LAP OF NATURE AMIDST THE FRENCH ALPS The Barriere Group unveiled the prestigious new Hotel “Les Neiges Courchevel” on the 16th of December last year. It is a premier for the Barriere Group to open up a luxurious 5 stars hotel […]

 
 

Review: Hotel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes is truly majestic

Review: Hotel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes is truly majestic

Hotel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes can be summed up as the best luxury hotel in the best location. Since its creation in 1926, the Hotel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes has never ceased to evolve. Initiated by Henri Ruhl and quickly followed by the Barriere family, its turbulent history is worth […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

VAT, a new way of life for the UAE

VAT, a new way of life for the UAE

With the introduction of VAT beginning 1st January 2018 in GCC states, incuding the UAE, Gopal Aswani, partner at the Dubai based Essentially Precise, explains the impact of VAT, as well as what a business needs to do to comply with VAT. This is it! The moment is nearly here […]

 
 

The Ultimate Guide to Funding your Startup Business

The Ultimate Guide to Funding your Startup Business

You have a great business idea. How should you approach investors to fund your business? Ashik Hasim, partner at Essentially Precise, shares his valuable insights on the intricacies of funding your startup business. Entrepreneurs look at the most successful businesses when they venture into the market – Facebook, WhatsApp, Uber […]

 
 

A German exploring India on a 2-stroke engine!

A German exploring India on a 2-stroke engine!

We are confused as to who is more interesting – the traveler or the vehicle. Read on. Here is a vehicle that can, probably, only boast about a 2-stroke engine and a single cylinder. It can hardly store 10 liters of fuel in a go. Chugging the humble beast across […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

The best of Italy in the heart of Dubai – Al Fresco – Crowne Plaza

The best of Italy in the heart of Dubai – Al Fresco – Crowne Plaza

Arabian Gazette’s review of Al Fresco Italian Restaurant, Crowne Plaza, Dubai  ‘’Lunga Vita Chef Gabriele ‘’ roughly translated from Italian, it means Long Live Chef Gabriele. These were precisely the words the Arabian Gazette team uttered right after an incredibly satisfying dinner at the Al Fresco, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dubai.  The […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Six Key Marketing Trends for 2017

Six Key Marketing Trends for 2017

Six key marketing trends identified for 2017 Warc, the global marketing intelligence service, has today released Toolkit 2017, an annual examination of forthcoming challenges faced by marketers around the world. The report identifies six topics which marketers will be looking to in the coming year. “We’ve reviewed the best of […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

AVERY Products Middle East Hosts an Art Competition to Mark 45th National Day

AVERY awarded 18 students with certificates, trophies and painting kits To commemorate the 45th National Day Celebrations, AVERY Products Middle East – the leading manufacturer of printable labels, cards & creative stickers, hosted an art competition for students on Saturday, November 26th at Sharjah. Ahead of the UAE’s 45th National […]

 
 

A Cultural Intelligence Workshop for Top Executives held in Dubai

A Cultural Intelligence Workshop for Top Executives held in Dubai

TPC Leadership Middle East, a group of coaching and leadership specialists led by Tracy May, a highly experienced leadership consultant and executive coach, organized a Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Breakfast yesterday for business executives and leaders from several top tier organizations including, Emirates Airlines, Thomson Reuters, Petrofac, Clyde & Co and […]

 
 

Royal Bridges global debut to take place in Dubai

Royal Bridges global debut to take place in Dubai

  Royal Bridges—an art movement dedicated to the enrichment of global artistry—under the support of ArtBahrain today official launched  its inaugural edition which will will take place in Dubai from November 29-30, 2016 at the Ritz Carlton Dubai International Financial Center. Convergence will bring together for the first time in the […]

 
 

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. […]

 
 

Sabari Indian School embraces technology to boost learning and instruction styles

Sabari Indian School experiences iPads first hand – creates unique learning opportunities through the Power of ‘Sound, Motion, Touch’ Technology has become predominant in today’s educational system. Educators have realised the benefits that technology can offer in the classroom. In wake of the same, Sabari Indian School (SIS) is all […]

 
 

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 • […]

 
 

Participate and win wildlife photography accessories

Participate and win wildlife photography accessories

www.NatureLounge.in presents an opportunity to you to win some outstanding wildlife photography and bird watching accessories World over, professional photographers believe that apart from the equipment, it is your photography skills that make a photograph stand out among millions of similar ones. One needs to understand the technique of light, aperture, […]

 
 

Presenting Alpha 7R II- The smallest and lightest full-frame digital camera from Sony

Presenting Alpha 7R II- The smallest and lightest full-frame digital camera from Sony

Arabian Gazette’s review of Sony Alpha 7R II mirrorless DSLR camera Sony has definitely hogged limelight and got the industry talking about its game-changing innovations in lens and sensor technology. Now, it is slowly creating its mark in the professional photography segment too, with the introduction of a new line-up of products including professional DSLR’s […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Careem partners with Apple – now you book a ride via Siri

Careem partners with Apple – now you book a ride via Siri

Careem, the region’s leading app-based car booking service, today announced a new strategic partnership with Apple Inc. whereby Careem users or “Careemers” can now order a Careem ride in just seconds, through Siri, a computer program that works as an intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator, part of Apple Inc.’s […]

 
 

Hira Industries bags ‘Best Manufacturing Company’ at Star of Business Awards 2016

Hira Industries bags ‘Best Manufacturing Company’ at Star of Business Awards 2016

Hira Industries Awarded ‘Best Manufacturing Company’ at Star of Business Awards 2016