QNB takes home honors at Global Investor/ISF Middle East Summit Awards

QNB Group recently won two major awards at the Global Investor/ISF Middle East Summit Awards 2015 in Dubai. QNB’s Asset Management arm went home with the title of “Asset Manager of the Year in Qatar,” while the institution’s financial services brokerage subsidiary won an award for “Best Broker in Qatar.” QNB’s Asset Management and Financial Services took the honors last year. Read More »

Saahtain Foods provides ready-to-eat Halal meals for Syrian refugees

Saahtain Foods is sending its Tayyib ready-to-eat meals to refugee camps in Southern Europe. The Halal meals are precooked before packaging to offer nutritious food that meets all religious standards and needs no kitchen to prepare. The brand is already widely used by pilgrims visiting Saudi Arabia’s holy sites. The meals are purchased in bulk for many refugees fleeing violence. Read More »

Qatar Tourism Authority launches Qatar Destination Brand

In a push to promote Qatar as a tourist destination, the Qatar Tourism Authority recently launched the Qatar Destination Brand at the World Travel Market in London. The brand features photo and video elements as well as distinctive print advertising components to attract locals, youth, residents, artists and tourists. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi remarked on the brand. Read More »

Emirates Airlines, Oxford University partner to study customer service enhancements

A new partnership between Emirates Airlines and Oxford University will evaluate new ways to predict demand as well as to optimize seating options across Emirates' global network. The collaboration will employ a group of top scientists, engineers, social scientists and domain experts from the airline and the university. Work will be conducted at the Oxford-Emirates Data Science Lab. Read More »

Penn Medicine, VPS Healthcare enter into partnership

In an effort to make patient care better as well as to increase the quality of research and education, major healthcare systems University of Pennsylvania Health System and VPS Healthcare of Abu Dhabi partnered Monday. The partnership's components will include educational sessions, patient care standards and further education for medical personnel including physicians and nurses. Read More »

3 bedroom apartment available in Ajman One Tower 12

A three-bedroom apartment is available in Ajman One Towers.  The 1,819-square-foot unfurnished property offers three bedrooms, five bathrooms and a spectacular full-sea view since it is on the 25th floor of the Ajman One Tower 12 building. There’s a maid’s room and a closed kitchen, which is fully outfitted with appliances. This is a great apartment for a growing family. Read More »

Properties available in Golden Mile, Palm Jumeirah & Dubai

Located in Dubai's Golden Mile in the Palm Jumeirah residential development, this stylish apartment boasts an open floor plan with 1,800 square feet of living space and beautiful park views. The apartment has a large combination living and dining room, a spacious balcony and a tasteful modern kitchen with striking countertops and handsome cabinetry. There is also a maid's room. Read More »

British navy begins construction on new base in Bahrain

The British Royal Navy broke ground for a new base at Mina Salman Port in Bahrain Saturday in a ceremony attended by the U.K.’s foreign secretary and senior Royal Navy officials. The Mina Salman Port will be the Royal Navy’s first permanent base in Bahrain since the U.K. withdrew British forces from Manama in 1971. The U.S. Navy took over that base for its U.S. Fifth Fleet. Read More »

RetailNext to provide retail analytics solutions for Sun & Sand Sports

RetailNext Inc. partnered with Sun & Sand Sports Oct. 27 to provide  in-store analytics for Sun & Sand.  RetailNext will launch its platform at Sun & Sand's new flagship concept stores, the first two of which are located in the Dubai Mall and City Centre Me'aise. Sun & Sand Sports is the Gulf Cooperation Council's largest retailer and wholesaler of sports products. Read More »

Eaman Al Roudhan appointed new CEO of Zain Kuwait

Zain Group named Eaman Al Roudhan as CEO of Zain Kuwait, the company’s flagship operation, Sunday. Al Roudhan, a Kuwaiti national herself, will succeed Omar Al Omar as of December 1. Al Omar will stay on at Zain Group as a senior advisor to the company’s CEO. Al Roudhan will bring with her more than 18 years of management and leadership experience as she fills the role. Read More »

Oman Air appoints Omani nationals to international management positions

Oman Air made five new appointments Sunday, putting citizens to work in Qatar, the Philippines, Africa, and Pakistan with another management position being taken in Oman itself. Oman Air is in the midst of making major personnel moves that will see Omani citizens take up senior management positions in foreign markets to advance the airline’s policy of “Omanization” of their workforce. Read More »

Coldwell Banker real estate firm expands UAE presence with new office in Dubai

Coldwell Banker UAE has opened its fourth office in the Gulf nation. The new location at Jumeirah Village Circle in Dubai comes as the company makes moves to expand business operations in the region. Hesham Elfar said the company aims to grow its presence in the UAE as the Dubai property market continues to explode with new real estate opportunities despite a recent slowdown. Read More »

Indian businesses look to do business in UAE

An event for Indian businessmen, organized by Abu Dhabi Ports and the Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC), took place Oct. 20 in Abu Dhabi. The theme for the event was “Opportunities in Abu Dhabi: A Global Trade, Manufacturing and Logistics Hub." During the event, Abu Dhabi Ports gave a presentation about the company's Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi and Khalifa Port. Read More »

Bahrain Islamic Bank's third quarter numbers show 30 percent profit increase

Third quarter numbers for Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) show a 30 percent jump in net profit over the first nine months of 2014, posting $22.8 million in gains even after a $19.3 million deduction for net provisions. During the same period last year, the financial institution posted $17.5 million in net profits after reserving $16.2 million for net provisions. 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 »

Oman's tourism opportunities highlighted at global travel conference

Oman’s Ministry of Tourism is making a splash at the biggest tourism expo on the planet with the World Travel Market from Nov. 2 to Nov. 5 in London. The annual event is the premier global travel industry event, where industry stakeholders gather to promote the latest in travel destinations, amenities and services. Oman’s delegation is headed up this year by Maitha Al Mahrouqi. Read More »

New Four Points by Sheraton to open next year in Mecca

Next year will see the opening of a new luxury Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Mecca, which will be the largest hotel operated by the brand in the world. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, which operates the Four Points by Sheraton chain of four-star hotels, is working with the Sulaiman Abdulaziz Al Rajhi Real Estate Investments Company to develop the hotel in Mecca. Read More »

METCO, Teleopti build on partnership to serve Middle East

The Middle East Telecommunications Company and Teleopti are moving forward with initiatives to ramp up the already close cooperation between the two companies. METCO is one of the region’s most well-established information communication technology integration firms, helping large enterprises and government entities run more efficiently by incorporating ICT solutions. Read More »