Orbit Showtime Network opening string of UAE retail outlets

Dubai-based satellite television provider Orbit Showtime Network (OSN) is rolling out a series of new retail outlets in the United Arab Emirates to meet rising satellite TV demand. In response to a spike in TV package subscriptions in the UAE, OSN is opening 24 retail outlets over the next year. OSN is working alongside Sharaf DG to open up the new retail outlets. Read More »

Oman high school students take part in Leadership in Schools initiative

Eighty high school students from Oman's Al Batinah South Governorate attended a Leadership in Schools program presented by global defense, aerospace and security company BAE Systems, Oman's Ministry of Education and Oman Sail. Students participated in a variety of outdoor challenges designed to enhance their ability to solve problems while incorporating ethics and creativity. Read More »

Qatar Foundation hosts Kyrgyz Republic delegation

The Qatar Foundation's accomplishments and plans for the future were the main topics of discussion during a recent visit to Qatar by a delegation from the Kyrgyz Republic. Kyrgyz Republic President Almazbek Atambayev and the rest of the delegation visited the new headquarters of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, located in Education City. Read More »

What You Can Buy

Palmera 2, Arabian Ranches, Dubai. This stunning, Arabian-style townhome boasts a spacious, flowing floor plan with 1,889 square feet of living space and stylish finishes throughout. The townhome has beautiful open living and dining areas, and a lovely modern kitchen with striking countertops. It also offers central air conditioning and two generously sized bedrooms. Read More »

Energy company Masdar named most attractive IT, engineering employer

Renewable energy company Masdar of Abu Dhabi was named in the recent 2015 Universum Talent Survey as the Middle East's Most Attractive Public Sector Employer and Most Attractive Employer for IT and Engineering by UAE students. Universum is an online survey site for UAE students. More than 8,000 students from 24 educational institutions took part in the 2015 survey. Read More »

EU's proposed aviation regulations could set new standards for GCC airlines

The European Commission is working on a number of new aviation proposals that will allow the European Union to negotiate more comprehensive aviation agreements with GCC nations. As the GCC’s aviation industry continues to carve out a larger share of the global travel market, the EU hopes new aviation rules will bring about greater cooperation and transparency with Gulf countries. Read More »

Arab Ministerial Council for Tourism meets in Sharjah

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority Chairman Khalid Jasim Al Midfa led the 18th annual Arab Ministerial Council for Tourism in Sharjah this week. The conference drew a large group of leaders from the Arab tourism sector, including representatives from UAE, Jordan, Yemen, Mauritania, Lebanon, Qatar, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Egypt and Morocco. Read More »

Oman American Business Center helping entrepreneurs with startups

The Oman American Business Center (OABC) has unveiled a series of workshops to help local small business owners and entrepreneurs start new enterprises. The workshops for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are organized in cooperation between the OABC and the international law firm Dentons. The first session of the workshops took place last week at TheLoungeOman. Read More »

Waste management company averda signs 5-year contract with Kingdom of Bahrain

Averda, the GCC's largest waste management company, entered into a five-year service partnership with Bahrain last week to provide the kingdom with waste management and eco-friendly services. "We are proud to add Bahrain to our list of partners in the GCC that already includes United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar," averda Chairman Maysarah Sukkar said. Read More »

BECO Capital sees tech boom coming to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia could be the next epicenter of a tech boom, analysts at the venture capital firm BECO Capital, which specializes in the GCC region’s technology market, said. Saudi Arabia's coming tech boom will be fueled by a growing consumer population, BECO Capital Co-Founder and Managing Partner Amir Farha said this week at the Arabnet Conference in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. Read More »

Properties available in The Pearl, Lusail City and Discovery Gardens

Semi-furnished apartment in The Pearl. For an individual who has always dreamed of living in The Pearl, Doha, the perfect apartment has opened up. A one-bedroom apartment with a fully equipped, modern kitchen and spacious living room is now available for $645,365. A spacious balcony offers a gorgeous view of Porto Arabia and is in walking distance of Medina Centrale. Read More »

Two-bedroom apartment now available in Lusail City

Property Hunter Real Estate is offering a two-bedroom apartment in the master planned community of Lusail City in Doha for $579,392. The unfurnished apartment has more than 1,300 square feet of living space and features a fully outfitted kitchen in the highly desirable area known as The Pearl. The apartment features a balcony with a great view of the waterfront and the community. Read More »

Islamic Development Bank, NEPAD sign cooperation agreement

The Islamic Development Bank in Saudia Arabia and the New Partnership for Africa's (NEPAD) Development Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) concerning regional integration and cooperation. The MoU also concerned infrastructure, agriculture and food security, education and human capital development, and climate change. Read More »