Oberthur Technologies’ Dubai office receives UnionPay certification for magstripe, EMV cards

Dubai trade stands to benefit from upgraded security software in the form of UnionPay International certification, an official bank card personalization program developed by Oberthur Technologies (OT), a global provider of embedded security software products and services. Dubai has invested in the technology to make financial transactions for visitors as smooth as possible. Read More »

Detasad signs Intelsat deal to enhance broadband services in Saudi Arabia

Detecon Al Saudia Co. Ltd. (Detasad) re-signed and extended its contract with communications satellite services provider Intelsat S.A. for Ku-ban services to supply broadband and Internet access to business networks operating in and near Saudi Arabia. The multiyear agreement allows Detasad to ensure customers have access to the best performing broadband connectivity available. Read More »

Survey suggests reforming Saudi Arabia tax, business systems could bring in overseas investors

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Middle East has released its most recent tax survey that suggests that streamlining and clarifying Saudi Arabian taxes and business regimes could help the area’s businesses gain new overseas investors. Many people see Saudi Arabia as a low tax or “no tax” nation. Unfortunately, the actual tax system is complicated and challenging for leaders to manage. Read More »

New DoubleTree by Hilton hotel opens in heart of Doha

Hilton Worldwide opened its first DoubleTree hotel Thursday in Old Town Doha, Qatar, amid the capital city’s booming business district. The DoubleTree by Hilton - Old Town is one of Hilton’s mid-market full-service hotel brands. The DoubleTree is designed to offer stylish accommodation without breaking the bank. The new Doha DoubleTree by Hilton has 187 suites and rooms. Read More »

Virgin Mobile recharge cards now available at Panda stores in Saudi Arabia

Virgin Mobile signed an agreement with Panda Retail Company Tuesday that will see phone credit recharge cards available across retail outlets in Saudi Arabia. Panda is one of Saudi Arabia’s largest grocery chains with at least one version of the shop present in every major retail center in the country, including 63 hypermarkets, 143 supermarkets and 273 Pandati shops. Read More »