KidsMondo Doha partners with Abdul Samad Al Qurashi for fragrant addition to kid-size city

KidzMondo Doha, Qatar's miniature city, has signed a partnership agreement with oud and perfume company Abdul Samad Al Qurashi. The partnership adds a new flower that exudes the scent of oud and amber in educational and entertainment establishments at The Mall of Qatar. Visitors to KidsMondo will be able to explore and enjoy the fragrance emitting from the ouds and perfumes. Read More »

Dubai chamber holds seminar on managing documentary letters of credit

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently held a seminar dedicated to providing businesses with insight into the laws and practical aspects associated with using documentary letters of credit. The seminar was geared toward helping export and import businesses operate more smoothly, but attendees also included sales and purchasing managers, bankers and trade consultants. Read More »

Ooredoo Kuwait to purchase majority stake of FASTtelco

In a major telecommunications industry move, Ooredoo Kuwait (National Mobile Telecommunications Co. KSC) has agreed to buy 99 percent of internet service provider FASTtelco 's shares for approximately $36.4 million, pending regulatory and governmental approval. The transaction will allow Ooredoo and FASTtelco to offer a variety of mobile services and fixed broadband services. Read More »

Drones making Dubai Electricity and Water Authority work more efficient

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has advanced drone use so it can be used to better serve the region, strengthen the services offered and support Dubai's infrastructure. The advanced technology harnessed by DEWA is used for early detection to identify overhead power lines and for topographic surveys, photovoltaic panel maintenance and thermal inspection. Read More »

Links Group wins FinanceMe Business Vision Award

Links Group was recently honored as Best Small Business at the initial FinanceMe Business Vision Awards, which recognize small to medium enterprises in a variety of business sectors across the Middle East. "This achievement underscores the success of our highly talented team and our thorough understanding of the ever-evolving industry," Links Group Partner Julie Irving said. Read More »

Central Bank of Bahrain is urged to proceed with technology project

Adel Al A’ali, board member and head of the insurance and banks sector committee of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, urged the Central Bank of Bahrain to adopt a financial technology solutions project initiated by Ebtikar Association and the Bahrain-Norway Joint Business Council, saying the project has the potential to meet the needs of banks and financial institutions. Read More »

Qatar holds third symposium for machine learning, data analytics fields

Students, global experts and researchers recently gathered for the third annual Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium (MLDAS) in Doha. Organized by the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) and the Boeing Company, the event served as a platform to discuss happenings in machine learning and data analytics from applications to recent advances. Read More »

What You Can Buy

Located in Marina Crown, near the Dubai Marina and the sought-after Jumeirah Beach Residences, this gorgeous apartment offers stunning views of the community and an open floor plan with 811 square feet of living space. The apartment has spacious and inviting living and dining areas as well as a fully equipped kitchen with handsome countertops and cabinetry. Read More »

Dubai International Arbitration Centre marketing its services to China

Officials with the Dubai International Arbitration Centre have started to promote the company’s services in China as part of a plan to emphasize commercial arbitration to address trade disputes, exchange knowledge and share experience with alternative dispute resolution. As part of this plan, DIAC leaders recently invited Chinese companies to visit Dubai. Read More »

India's prime minister discusses trade relations with Saudi business leaders

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently met with the Council of Saudi Chambers and with Saudi business leaders to discuss the historic relations between the two nations. Modi emphasized that India has one of the world’s most quickly growing economies. Modi also suggested that there are many reasons to invest in India, with its craftsmanship, large market and technology. Read More »

Alghanim Auto chosen as importer-dealer in Kuwait for Ford

Alghanim Auto, a business of the Alghanim Industries, was named a Ford importer-dealer in Kuwait. "We are proud to be selected as a new importer-dealer for Ford in Kuwait," Alghanim Industries CEO Omar Alghanim said. Kuwait customers of the American-based automaker can purchase cars and access vehicle services from Alghanim Auto's new Ford Service Center in Shuwaikh. Read More »

Qatar Investment Authority coming to America, along with concerns about foreign diplomacy

Among the sovereign wealth funds that allow nations to make foreign investments in their national interests, the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), representing the oil-rich Gulf state, is one of the wealthiest. This year, the QIA is poised to put $35 billion into a set of U.S. investments, including the buyout of a division of American Express and other key investments. The QIA also plans to set up a new office in New York. Read More »