French Business Council's Healthcare Committee visits, tours DuBiotech

The French Business Council's (FBC) Healthcare Committee visited the laboratory facilities of the Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park (DuBiotech), a member of TECOM Investments, last week. During the visit, committee members shared experiences and discussed recent innovations and challenges in the life sciences sector with DuBiotech business partners. Read More »

TECOM exec urges content creators to join firm's Media Cluster

More than 200 companies joined TECOM Investments' Media Cluster last year, Media Cluster said last week. The cluster includes Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City and International Media Production Zone. Deloitte’s recently released TMT Predictions for 2015 forecast major growth opportunities for content creators across the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region. Read More »

Westinghouse Electric opens Abu Dhabi office to aid UAE energy program

Westinghouse Electric Co. formally dedicated a new branch office on Sunday in Abu Dhabi to fulfill its obligation toward the United Arab Emirates' peaceful nuclear energy program. The office will work closely with its parent company, Toshiba Corp., to facilitate the development of safe nuclear energy in the region through the Barakah nuclear power plant, which is expected to begin operations in 2017. Read More »

Etihad Airways launches Abu Dhabi-Sydney A380 flights

Etihad Airways announced the launch of A380 routes to Sydney this week. This marks a new chapter for the airline’s Sydney-Abu Dhabi and Sydney-London luxury-travel routes. The new A380 aircraft offers the Residence by EtihadTM, which is the company’s luxury private three-room suite. This is a first for the commercial aviation industry. The other cabins also have similar groundbreaking innovations. Read More »

GAC MOTOR celebrates entry into Lebanon market

A launch ceremony was held last week in Beirut to celebrate GAC MOTOR's entry into the area's market through a partnership with Bazerji Motors SAL in Lebanon. Over the years, Lebanon has become a major car market, with most people using cars for day-to-day transportation. Bazerji Motors SAL is one of the largest auto companies in Lebanon, with showrooms in the auto business circle in Beirut. Read More »

VPS to provide job training for Mideast region's youths

VPS Healthcare said on Monday that it will provide job training to youths in the United Arab Emirates and surrounding region as part of a new initiative launched at last week's World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa, held in Jordan. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, where most of the population is under 25 years old, has the highest regional youth unemployment rate in the world, VPS said. Read More »

TP-LINK names new business manager for operations in Saudi Arabia

TP-LINK Technologies Co., Ltd., said on Monday that it has appointed Fazal Khan as its new business development manager for operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). “I am delighted to be part of this growing team in KSA and the broader Middle East. My initial focus in this all-important position will be to meet potential clients by growing, maintaining and leveraging the channel network,” Khan said. Read More »

Diamond Developers, U.S. university extend sustainability effort

Diamond Developers and the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) are enhancing their cooperative joint venture in the development of the Sustainable City project in Dubai, Diamond Developers said on Monday. Their agreement was first established through a memo of understanding between top Diamond Developers executives and university leadership in February 2014. Read More »

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Dubai, The Springs, Springs 14 Nestled on a beautifully-landscaped lot that backs up to a large lake in Dubai's sought-after Emirates Living Community, this gorgeous, three-level villa boasts an open floor plan with a spacious combination living and dining room, as well as a gourmet kitchen with beautiful countertops, plentiful cabinet space and a breakfast bar. Read More »