Dubai-based Biologix FZCo. to distribute leukemia drug in the Middle East

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals recently entered into a deal that gives Dubai-based Biologix FZCo. the rights to distribute blood cancer drug Iclusig throughout numerous countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Under the distribution deal with ARIAD, Biologix can commercialize the drug in Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. Read More »

Dubai's GITEX Technology Week to tackle questions about future of banking, financial markets

With big financial changes on the horizon, financial experts are looking very closely at how new technologies will affect traditional banking systems. With that in mind, local teams in Dubai are working to prepare for the 2016 GITEX Technology Week, the biggest technology convention of its kind in the Middle East and Africa, to be held Oct. 16-20 at the Dubai World Trade Center.   Read More »

Residential building available in Manama's Juffair neighborhood

A 10-floor residential building wit nearly three dozen apartments has been listed for sale in the Juffair area of Manama, Bahrain, for  $5.83 million. The building, with 18 single-bedroom units and 17 two-bedroom apartments, offers almost 10,000 square feet of total living space and provides an estimated $38,441 in monthly income before utilities are paid. Read More »

Doha Year 9 students at Doha College react to superb test scores

Doha College recently recognized Year 9 students who received a Level 8 grade, the highest level grade possible by any international student, at Key Stage 3 tests in science, math and English. “This is an astonishing achievement,” David Kane, head of Year 9, said. “These students represent the top 5 percent of our Key Stage 3 students, having achieved a Level 8 in all three subjects." Read More »

Qatar Airways to acquire 49% stake in Meridiana fly

Qatar Airways said it finalized an agreement with Alisarda, the parent company of Italian airline Meridiana fly, paving the way for Qatar Airways to purchase 49 percent of Meridinia's shares. Qatar Airways continues to expand its business opportunities around the world, increasing travel options for our passengers, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said. Read More »

Bloomin' Brands plans to open 26 restaurants in the Middle East

Bloomin’ Brands Inc. said it wil open 26 Outback Steakhouse and Abbraccio restaurants in the Middle East over the next five years. Through an agreement with SNASCO Trading company, the organization will add eight Outback Steakhouses and seven Abbraccio restaurants in Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. An agreement with Al Majid Jawad will allow 11 Outback Steakhouses in the UAE, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar. Read More »

Digital marketing can be a big draw in the Gulf region

Should more firms in the Middle East be using new digital methods of marketing? Naufel Vilcassim, professor of marketing at the London Business School, suggested how companies in the region can move from traditional print and broadcast media marketing to a more sophisticated and modern multichannel strategy. This is just one of many reports in the region recommending that some of the newest forms of marketing can do well for businesses in the Gulf. Read More »