Bahrain chamber uses Moscow Halal Expo to promote investment opportunities

The Food and Agriculture sector of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, headed by board member Khalid Al Amin, took part in the Islamic Business Forum - Moscow Halal Expo. The focus of attendees was the unified Halal standard, strengthening the export and import of Halal food, ways to improve Halal food quality and developing access to Halal food from all Islamic states. Read More »

Dubai's Pegasus Agriculture issued Shariah compliant certificate

The Shariah Supervisory Board (SSB) issued a certificate to Dubai-based hydroponic experts Pegasus Agriculture non June 3.The certificate allows Pegasus Agriculture to promote their Hydroponic Investment Product as Shariah compliant. The SSB reviewed all of Pegasus Agriculture's contracts, literature, and associated processes before making the official announcement of the certificate. Read More »

Qatar's Communications Regulation Authority highlights progress in promoting competition

Qatar's Communications Regulation Authority (CRA) highlighted the progress it has made in promoting competition and safeguarding consumer interests in Qatar in its annual report. The CRA assesses the market to determine where further measures are needed in the promotion of competition. Its report details the country’s transition to a digitally connected nation. Read More »

Dubai Association Centre promotes Dubai at Brussels summit

The Dubai Association Centre (DAC) participated in the fourth European Association Summit 2016 held recently in Brussels to promote Dubai. As a destination partner of the summit, DAC received a lot of interest from the attendees and held more than 50 meetings with international associations based in Brussels who wanted to talk about the center and to learn more about Dubai. Read More »

Rotana announces ISO 14001 certification at 16 hotels in UAE

Rotana recently announced that 16 of its hotels in the United Arab Emirates have gained the ISO 14001 environmental management certification. ISO 14001, an international standard, provides requirements for environmental management systems. Rotana’s effort to obtain this distinction at its hotels is part of its long-standing commitment to environmental sustainability. Read More »

Properties available in Al Ghadeer, Al Khaleej Village and Reef Island

United Gulf Properties has listed a one-bedroom apartment in the Al Waha area of Al Ghadeer for $190,579. The 667-square foot apartment has one bedroom with an en suite bathroom and a second bathroom. There’s a huge kitchen with appliances and a pass through to the living room, a storeroom and plenty of space to live and entertain. Pets are allowed. Read More »

Dubai Chamber, East African Community discuss partnership for agribusiness

During the recent East Africa and Dubai Agribusiness Roundtable meeting, representatives from the East African Community (EAC) joined Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Ethiopian International Office to discuss opportunities for cooperation and investment.The roundtable focused on agribusiness, an industry important to the UAE, which imports 85 percent of its food. Read More »

Ramadan in modern times: Does the holy season impact work routines?

For those unfamiliar with the season of Ramadan, the prospect of interacting with practicing Muslims during that month can be daunting. Many know that these Islamic holy days require fasting from dawn to dusk. Others might know that Ramadan is based on the revelation of the Quran to the prophet Muhammad by the angel Gabriel, information that can be found on Wikipedia. Read More »

Study finds low online banking adoption in GCC countries

As tech journalists, finance professionals and others try to read the tea leaves on the advancing technology and practices of the banking industry, researchers are getting mixed signals from some consumer markets. One example is a recent study of smartphone users in the Gulf Coast region which uncovered trends among banking customers in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE. Read More »

Live in Jebel Sifah, The Wave Muscat or Saar

A two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment is now available in Jebel Sifah for $519,413. The apartment in the Jebel Sifah marina development. features a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom. Off the living and dining area, you’ll find a terrace with glazed sliding doors. The kitchen is fully outfitted with an electric oven, electric cooking hood, microwave oven and a dishwasher. Read More »

Dubai-based Seawings expands services to include private charter flights

Private charter flights are now available from Seawings, the premium seaplane operator based in Dubai, with the launch of its new Air Taxi service offering flights from central business and leisure locations throughout the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar. Seaplanes can provide direct access to city center locations thanks to the planes' ability to land on water. Read More »

First Embraer Phenom 100E delivered to Etihad Flight College

UAE's Etihad Airways accepted delivery of the first of four Embraer Phenom 100E airplanes that will be used in flight training, beginning in July, at Etihad Flight College. The aircraft will be used in the Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) course. MPL training is an effective method of flight training that teaches the flight crew of a multi-engine aircraft to work as a team. Read More »

Bahrain Institute of Public Administration online courses can lead to annual savings of $2.6 million

The Bahrain Institute of Public Administration (BIPA) announced a plan to use online courses through E-LMS that may save governmental organizations more than $2.6 million a year. During the month of April, BIPA-provided online training courses saved more than $212,000. BIPA believes this will encourage further utilization of online training resources in developing employees. Read More »

CAE awarded UAE contract for Naval Training Center

CAE, a global leader in modeling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defense, said it was recently awarded a contract by the General Headquarters of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces for more than $39 million. CAE will design and develop a comprehensive Naval Training Center (NTC) in Taweelah for the UAE Navy. The NTC is expected to be operational by 2019. Read More »

Hyatt Regency Dubai has a new food and beverage director

The Hyatt Regency Dubai, a prestigious five star hoteli, said Rohitha Pradeep will fill a leadership role as the the luxury hotel's new director of food and beverage. Pradeep has served as assistant director of food and beverage at Grand Hyatt Dubai and has accepted the promotion into the director position for Hyatt Regency Dubai, known for its rooftop revolving restaurant. Read More »

Find your perfect home in Manama, New Zinj, or Amwaj Island

Property 1 Real Estate has listed a three-story villa  in Manama for $1.06 million. There’s plenty of space for families to live or to entertain. On the ground floor, residents will find two kitchens, a large entrance hall and living/dining area and a bedroom with an en suite bathroom. On the second floor, there are three bedrooms and the master bedroom with a Jacuzzi bath. Read More »