What You Can Buy

Located in downtown Dubai, this furnished, luxury apartment boasts a spacious open floor plan with 1,539 square feet of living space and stylish details throughout. The apartment has sizable living and dining areas and a beautiful modern kitchen with lovely countertops and cabinets. There is also a maid's room, built-in wardrobes throughout and three generously sized bedrooms. Read More »

17 Kuwaiti sales consultants certified by Mercedes-Benz

Seventeen sales consultants from Abdul Rahman Albisher & Zaid Alkazemi Co., Kuwait's authorized general distributor of Mercedes-Benz products, have completed a two-year certification program offered through the Daimler Regional Training Center and are now Mercedes-Benz Certified Sales Consultants. They were trained in a variety of areas including sales techniques. Read More »

Al-Rawabi Dairy honored at 2015 Indo-UAE Business Summit and Awards

BodyUnited Arab Emirates-based dairy company Al-Rawabi Dairy was honored at the recent 2015 Indo-UAE Business Summit and Awards ceremony in Dubai with the World's Greatest Brands & Leaders 2015 - Asia and GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) award. Additionally, Al-Rawabi Dairy general manager Ahmed El Tigani received the Powerful Leader award for the GCC region. Read More »

Dubai Chamber of Commerce to host new business forum in February

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently said it will host a business forum, titled "Commonwealth of Independent States: Ancient Routes – New Opportunities at Atlantis," on Feb. 17 and 18 at the Palm Hotel in Dubai. Chamber officials are working in tandem on forum content with representatives from the United Kingdom's Economist Intelligence Unit. Read More »

Oman Insurance improves health packages for small, medium businesses

Oman Insurance Company is expanding and improving its health care insurance packages for small and medium enterprises. The new suite includes three plans, one each for Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain and Northern Emirates. Each of the three plans has three different levels of coverage. Oman Insurance CEO Christos Adamantiadis said the packages are a response to customer needs. Read More »

King Salman says terrorism, economy are Saudi focus

King Salman bin Abdulaziz, in his first address to the Consultative Council of Saudi Arabia, highlighted his country's focus on battling terrorism and developing the economy. "Terrorism is a global scourge that has hurt many countries and people, as it has no religion or homeland,“ he said. King Salman addressed his kingdom's dependence on oil revenues, calling for diversification. Read More »

UAE creates coalition to monitor health of coastal waters

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Environment and Water has created a new initiative to keep the UAE's coastal environment in good health. The initiative involves the National Center of Meteorology and Seismology, the municipalities of Dubai, Fujairah and Umm Al-Quwain, the municipality and Planning Department in Ajman and the Environment Protection and Development Authority in Ras Al Khaimah. Read More »

Bahrain teleport company Batelco extends agreement with global satellite company ABS

Bahrain-based teleport services provider Batelco has extended an agreement originally signed in 2011 with global satellite company ABS. The agreement allows ABS access to a variety of telecom services through Batelco's approximately 35,900-square-yard operational area. These services include MPLS, SDH national, international networks and Internet uplinks. Read More »

ICT provider Waseela opening Doha office

Waseela, which specializes in integrated information and communications technology (ICT) systems and service solutions, will open a new office in Doha. "The launch of a dedicated branch in Doha improves our ability to deliver unmatched service and expertise in integrated solutions to clients across construction, public sector and industry projects," Waseela CEO Samer Taha said. Read More »

Alkhabeer Capital tops list of Saudi Arabia's best financial services employers

Global research, training and consulting firm Great Place to Work recently put asset management and investment firm Alkhabeer Capital of Jessah at the top of its list of Saudi Arabia's best financial services employers. Alkhabeer Capital also was named the fourth best place to work in a Great Place to Work list that ranked Saudi Arabian businesses from all sectors. Read More »

Housing available in Saar, Durrat Al Bahrain and Bar Al Jisah

A five-bedroom, six-bathroom villa with 6,931 square feet of living space is available in the Saar neighborhood of Manama for $797,024. A fully equipped kitchen, covered parking and a walk-in closet are just a few of the features that make this two-story villa an attractive investment. The ground floor features a guest room and two bathrooms with an open kitchen and dining area. Read More »

As declining oil prices threaten GCC, IMF suggests growth in other areas

Declining oil prices continue to cause financial hardship and lack of liquidity for Gulf Cooperation Council countries, though data from the International Monetary Fund says there is room for growth in the region. The six GCC countries are facing slowed fiscal growth as well. The IMF's Adnan Mazarei told Gulf News Journal that growth in the private-sector will become key in job creation. Read More »