QFBA, Adnar Group bringing Global Management Challenge to Qatar

Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) and Kuwait-based consulting and recruiting firm Adnar Group are teaming up to offer Qatari entrants the opportunity to compete in this year's Global Management Challenge. Competitors develop and operate a virtual company. They are judged on the company's profitability, growth, investment performance and share price in a mock stock exchange. Read More »

What You Can Buy

Located in Dubai's Green Community East development, this stunning townhome is a short walk to the local sports field and shopping and dining options. The townhome boasts a spacious open floor plan with 4,889 square feet of living space and includes inviting living and dining areas, a sizable kitchen with striking countertops and handsome cabinetry and a large maid's room. Read More »

UAE, South Korea sign water resources management agreement

Officials from United Arab Emirates and South Korea signed a memorandum of understanding to show their commitment to sharing water resources management information. UAE Ministry of Environment and Water Undersecretary Abdel Rahim Mohammed Al Hammadi and South Korea Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Vice Minister Kim Kyung-hwan signed the agreement this week. Read More »

Maersk Oil deploys new nano scanner to analyze Qatar offshore oilfields

Maersk Oil is investing in new scanning technologies to give the company’s oil and gas industry experts in Qatar new insights into the complexities of the Gulf nation’s offshore oilfields. Maersk Oil has installed the first nanoCT scanner in the Middle East at Qatar’s Al Shaheen oilfield, which will give the company a nanometer-scale look into the special geology of the area. Read More »

Etisalat offers UAE's first Internet speed-based mobile data package

Etisalat, the Abu Dhabi-based multinational telecom service provider, became the first UAE carrier to offer mobile data plans according to the customer’s chosen Internet speed. The company officially launched its “Nonstop Daily Data Plans” for customers using Wasel prepaid services. Etisalat customers can be charged by Internet speed instead of being charged on how much data is used. Read More »

Strategic Change Management Program wraps up in Oman

Oman's College of Banking and Financial Studies partnered with Queen's School of Business in Canada to offer a Strategic Change Management Program in Oman. The goal of the program was to assist attendees in developing ideas for positive changes in their organizations. Themes covered included understanding challenges brought on by changes and ways to make changes quickly but smoothly. Read More »

Batelco makes Huawei tech partner for Bahrain International Air Show

The Bahrain International Air Show’s official sponsor, Batelco, recently signed a deal to make Chinese telecom company Huawei the air show’s technology strategic partner. Bahrain’s Batelco and Huawei have collaborated on several projects in recent years. The collaborative relationship makes for a strong tech partnership for the Bahrain International Air Show in January. Read More »

Kuwait University students learn logistics at M.H. Alshaya warehouse

Kuwait University’s efforts to utilize educational partners in the private sector recently brought a group of mechanical engineering students to retail operator M.H. Alshaya's Mina Abdullah warehouse. The students had the opportunity to learn firsthand how the company handles supply chain and logistics operations. The warehouse is the company’s distribution hub for the nation. Read More »

Zain expands its Customer Day to a weeklong effort

Building upon the success of its past Customer Day initiatives, mobile telecom company Zain, which serves customers throughout the Middle East and Africa, recently hosted a Customer Week during which employees at all levels dealt directly with customers. The aim of the project was to enhance employees' customer service skills and improve the overall experience for Zain's customers. Read More »

Workers at APM Terminals Bahrain complete Six Sigma training

Personnel at APM Terminals Bahrain achieved Green Belt status through the Lean Six Sigma program, a business initiative focused on using a collaborative team approach to reduce and eliminate waste in the areas of time, inventory, motion, waiting, overproduction, overprocessing, defects and skills. So far, more than 30 APM Terminals Bahrain workers have received Six Sigma certification Read More »

UAE shows off its energy sustainability efforts at climate conference in Paris

As the Conference of Parties (COP21) climate conference ended, the UAE is celebrating its successful participation in the talks, where the nation’s pavilion touted the UAE’s latest sustainability initiatives. UAE Minister of State and Special Envoy for Energy and Climate Change Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber was on hand to discuss the various energy sustainability projects underway. Read More »

United Arab Shipping Company taps Deutsche Bank for cash management services

The United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has mandated Deutsche Bank to provide cash management solutions for the company’s operations in 18 European nations. With more than 60 container ships and 185 offices around the world, UASC is the Middle East’s largest shipping company, and handling cash management services in those 18 European countries will be no small task. Read More »

McDonald's hosting special events for 20th anniversary in Qatar

McDonald’s Corp. is celebrating 20 years of operation in Qatar with a series of events and activities throughout December, including offering all Qatari residents a free Big Mac hamburger on Sunday. Since the internationally recognized American fast-food brand began operating in Qatar in 1995, it has continually expanded its presence and brand recognition in the Gulf nation. Read More »

Saudi Aramco to boost reliance on local goods, services

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company, known as Saudi Aramco, has launched a major initiative to acquire as much of its needed goods and services from within the kingdom as possible. Saudi Aramco envisions the initiative, dubbed the In-Kingdom Total Value Add program, as a way to boost the kingdom’s local economy. The program is designed to help create jobs and increase internal investment. Read More »

GE puts spotlight on its smart grid capabilities at Saudi Arabia Smart Grid 2015

GE Energy Management presented new smart grid capabilities at the Saudi Arabia Smart Grid 2015 conference and exhibition in Jeddah this week. "The outdated, one-way, linear, passive approach in power delivery is now evolving toward an open, interactive, interconnected model," GE Saudi Arabia and Bahrain President and CEO Hisham Al Bahkali said. Read More »

NAPCO chosen to provide aluminum products for Saraya Bandar Jissah development in Oman

National Aluminium Products Co. (NAPCO), an aluminum manufacturer based in Oman, will work in tandem with aluminum system designing company ProfilsSystemes Gulf FZCO on a major mixed-use development in Oman. NAPCO will be working with ProfilsSystemes, a French company headquartered in Dubai, on the Saraya Bandar Jissah development that will boast resort-style living. Read More »