Dubai Health Authority, Unilever partner to promote healthy living

Consumer goods company Unilever has teamed up with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to help Dubai residents achieve healthier lifestyles. Among the many initiatives that will be featured in the yearlong campaign will be one focused on teaching students the importance of daily exercise and healthy eating and placing stationary bikes in the waiting areas of DHA health facilities. Read More »

Qatar Airways Cargo launches new freight services to New York, Canada

Qatar Airways Cargo recently expanded its cargo route offerings with new flights to New York and Halifax, Canada.The flights will use a Boeing 777-200 and take off once a week from its European hub in Luxembourg. The routes will be able to transport up to 113 tones of cargo, including lobster and seafood exports, throughout the Middle East, Europe, and south and northeast Asia. Read More »

Human rights group questions Qatar's status in U.S. trafficking report

An annual report by the U.S. State Department for 2016 shows the Qatari government has a long way to go in securing broader human rights assurances by ending human trafficking within the nation’s borders. The Trafficking in Persons is put out by the U.S. State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, which was created as part of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. Read More »

British expat describes Dubai in post-crash memoir

To many, the city of Dubai is a mysterious place: a global commercial hub, a center of cosmopolitan life in the region and a city having an impressive skyline that speaks loudly about money. Charlie Raymond is a British citizen who decided to travel the world, visiting many places and ending up in Dubai at a tumultuous time for world economics - in the middle of a major economic crash. Read More »

Mubadala buying 20% stake in Investcorp

Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company Mubadala recently entered into an agreement to buy 20 percent of Bahrain's alternative investment firm Investcorp. "We welcome the opportunity to become a shareholder in Investcorp," Mubadala Development Company Group CEO Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak said. The deal with Mubadala is expected to strengthen Investcorp's shareholder base. Read More »

Bahrain chamber holds seminar on value-added tax

The Industrial Sector Committee of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers Bahrain (PwC), held a value-added tax (VAT) seminar last week in Bahrain. Topics covered in the seminar included the central characteristics of VAT, possible VAT treatments of particular industries and VAT compliance and documentation requirements.  Read More »

Work training programs delves into emotional intelligence in the office

In order to better the partnership within the Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (CULTNAT), one of the research centers of the academic research sector at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and YUSRE Vocational & Managerial Training HR & BS Consultancy, a YUSRE team developed a recent two-day training program titled "The Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace." Read More »

Luxury properties available in Abraj Al Lulu, Tobli and The Wave

Star Real Estate has listed a luxury four-bedroom apartment in Black Tower in Abraj Al Lulu in Manama for $689,472. The four bedrooms each have a bathroom, and the apartment offers a gorgeous view of the city and financial harbor. The complex includes a shared swimming pool and a shared gym, parking spaces for two vehicles and security available 24 hours a day. Read More »

Commercial Bank is first in Qatar to use finger-vein biometric authentication

Commercial Bank Q.S.C., Qatar’s first private bank, has become the country's first bank to utilize biometric authentication offered by NCR. NCR has also signed an agreement with the bank to provide innovative software and technology over the next few years. The new technology allows Commercial Bank to add another level of authentication to ATM usage beyond standard PIN verification. Read More »

Ajmani Charity Foundation applauds Ajman University's humanitarian efforts

Ajman University of Science and Technology was honored by the Ajmani Charity Foundation in recognition of the school’s humanitarian efforts and influence in the region. Ajmani Charity Foundation General Manager Khadeeja Nasir Al Hasooni expressed gratitude to Ajman University Acting Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Community Services Abdul Haq Basheer Al Nuaimi. Read More »