Sidra Medical and Research Center partners with WuXi NextCODE on research, bioinformatics project

Sidra Medical and Research Center in Qatar has partnered with precision medicine company WuXi NextCODE to conduct research and develop cutting-edge bioinformatics programs; the multi-year collaboration will allow Sidra to utilize its clinical, research and bioinformatics teams to deliver genomic medicine, not only for its own patients but on a global scale. Read More »

Equate representatives visit Kuwait Cancer Control Center

Representatives from Equate, which is Kuwait's first international joint venture petrochemical company, recently paid a visit to the Kuwait Cancer Control Center (KCCC) in order to both find out more about the organization and demonstrate the company's support of the group: while there, the representatives spoke with and gave gifts to the center's staff and residents. Read More »

Eye on Earth Summit now underway

Under the leadership of Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of the board of trustees of the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, the second Eye on Earth Summit is underway at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi; the event began Oct. 6 and will run through Oct. 8, and this year's theme is “Informed Decision-Making for Sustainable Development” and focuses on the part governments, technology, the scientific community and citizen participation play Read More » secures largest investment from GCC for Egyptian tech startup

Abu Dhabi-based KBBO Group recently made the largest investment in an Egyptian technology startup to date with a $2.7 million investment in, money, says CEO and cofounder Sherif ElRakabawy, that will be partially used to expand to the UAE and Saudi Arabia, capitalizing on the fact that the small emirate has the best infrastructure in place for the market with the highest Internet, mobile device and payment card penetration.  Read More »

Final negotiations underway for Kuwait Petroleum's purchase of KP Europoort refinery

Affiliates for Kuwait Petroleum International and Gunvor Group have come to the last stage of negotiations regarding the sale of the KP Europoort refinery in The Netherlands. The transaction is still contingent upon regulatory approval and required employee consultation processes. Should the sale go through, the refinery will continue to comply with Gunvor's strategies. Read More »

Dignitaries from UAE, Belarus meet

At the end of a recent diplomatic mission, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the Republic of Belarus Mohammed Abdullah Al Ghafli visited with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Makei: the dignitaries spoke about a variety of issues related to cooperation between the Republic of Belarus and the UAE as well as ways of develop bilateral political dialogue. Read More »

Chem-Dry expands into Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago is the latest country Chem-Dry has expanded into, and now, with this new addition, the carpet and upholstery cleaning company has a presence in 50 countries; Chem-Dry has 3,500 locations worldwide and serves more than 10,000 homes and businesses every day, and, looking toward the future, the company hopes to perpetuate the high demand for its products and methods.  Read More »

Properties for sale in and around Emirates

Here you can see three properties that are for sale in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Muscat. And while the first two properties feature one and two bedrooms, respectively, and fitness centers, swimming pools and air-conditioning, the final property boasts eight bedrooms, a maid's quarter, a private garden, an outdoor kitchen and plenty of room to park multiple vehicles. See the properties below. Read More »

Lifting Iran's sanctions would benefit GCC economies

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales suggests that the lifting of Iran sanctions has the potential to significantly boost both that nation’s economy as well as those of neighboring GCC countries. During an ICAEW panel discussion, experts said the nuclear deal Iran has struck with western powers could be a boon for other Gulf states, especially the UAE. Read More »

Studio apartment available in Bermuda Views at Dubai Sports City

A 683-square-foot studio in the Bermuda Views complex at Dubai Sports City is available, listed by Real Choice Real Estate Brokers for $166,178. With 15 floors of residential and recreational areas, this apartment is on a lower floor. This 683-square-foot apartment offers a balcony, built-in wardrobes and a full bathroom. The kitchen features ample cupboards and countertops. Read More »

Bouygues wins contracts for major sewer tunnel projects in Qatar

The Qatar Public Works Authority awarded the Paris-based construction firm Bouygues Travaux Publics two contracts Sept. 29 to design and construct sewage tunnels in the Gulf nation’s capital of Doha. Bouygues Travaux Publics is a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction and will be working in partnership with the local Qatari contractor UrbaCon Trading & Contracting. The two contracts are worth approximately $625 million. Read More »

Dubai aims to draw tourists seeking medical treatment, therapies

The International Medical Travel Exhibition and Conference (IMTEC) took place in Dubai in August, bringing together medical officials, experts and specialists from 85 countries and 74 local and foreign companies. IMTEC, which explored the various reasons people travel globally for health services, was officially opened by Humaid Al Qatami, Dubai Health Authority director-general. Read More »

Light Middle East 2015 conference held in Dubai

The 10th edition of Light Middle East, the lighting design and technology industry's signature event, was held Oct. 6 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Of the GCC lighting systems market, Saudi Arabia represents a 37 percent share and the United Arab Emirates and Qatar make up 28 and 19 percent, respectively, making the region the most relevant location.  Read More »

Riyadh chamber of commerce, industry to learn Balanced Scorecard Certification Training in Arabic

Riyadh Chamber of Commerce & Industry members and employees will learn Saudi Arabia’s first Balanced Scorecard Professional Certification Training (BSP) in Arabic. Progress Consulting, a Balanced Scorecard Institute (BSI) partner, will provide training in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, over a six-day period, with certification sponsored by BSI and the George Washington University College. Read More »