Abu Dhabi University celebrates international accreditation

Abu Dhabi University held a celebration after receiving international academic accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges: Senior College and University Commission. University Executive Board Chairman Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri said this accomplishment speaks to the facility’s quality, international prestige and strong standing in the academic world. Read More »

Saudi Electricity participates in Ramadan Iftar program

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) is participating in a program that provides observers of Ramadan with fast-breaking meals. Sponsored by King Saud University's social responsibility club, the Ramadan Iftar program aims to prepare and distribute 150,000 meals throughout Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. More than 70 volunteers are expected to prepare and distribute around 5,000 meals a day. Read More »

Souq.com announces the opening of Microsoft online store on its platform

Souq.com, the largest online retail and marketplace program in the Middle East, announced that it has launched a Microsoft online store, which gives consumers in the Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates an exclusive destination to shop for Microsoft products. The online store, which will be accessible from Souq.com, will offer shipping, 24/7 online site access and customer support for all of its brands, such as Xbox, Surface and Lumia. Read More »

Ethos Technologies to distribute HOB security solutions to Middle East

German-engineered remote access solutions provider HOB has entered into a deal that gives Ethos Technologies the rights to distribute its security products throughout numerous Middle Eastern countries. Under the agreement, the Dubai-based technology distribution company will be able to offer HOB products to clients in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Read More »

Emaar Hospitality Group unveils plans for Vida Jedda Gate

Emaar Hospitality Group recently unveiled Vida Jedda Gate, a 14-story hotel tower, and Vida Residences Jeddah Gate, a 25-story tower, in the master-planned community by Emaar Middle East. The hotel and serviced residences will provide views of Jeddah Gate and beyond. The complex will be easily accessible from the city center and include 202 hotel rooms and suites in addition to 162 serviced residences for sale. Read More »

Oman Air, PDO partnership creates 400 new jobs

An MoU between Oman Air and Petroleum Development Oman creates 400 new jobs in customer service and ramp service. In addition, the group will offer ongoing education for 100 current Oman Air customer service employees to better their skill set.The agreement, signed by PDO Managing Director Raoul Restucci and Oman Air CEO Paul Gregorowitsch, is part of His Majesty’s goal of creating long-term jobs for Omanis. Read More »

Dubai Chamber holds meeting with Russian Business Council to discuss bilateral relations

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently held a networking event in Moscow in partnership with the UAE Embassy in Russia and the Russian Business Council to explore promising areas of cooperation. The groups involved discussed how the business communities of Dubai and Russia can both benefit by exploring each other’s lucrative sectors through close economic ties. Read More »

Gulf region hotels investing in new technologies for tomorrow's traveler

Some tech leaders are pointing to bold new initiatives by hotel chains in the Middle East region as a kind of renaissance for advanced products and services. Avaya, for one, cited 40 percent growth within a six month period. In a June 19 press release, experts attributed the rise in Avaya’s business to investments that hoteliers are hoping will reap dividends. Read More »

Study finds Ras al Khaimah among world's top 'happiness' communities

If you believe a recent quality-of-life study, Ras al Khaimah (RAK) is really a pretty nice place to live. The study is a collaboration between the Ras al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority and Nielsen. For the study, RAK-TDA commissioned research initiatives to look at the overall quality of life for RAK residents with an eye toward the global World Happiness Report. Read More »

Properties available in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Muscat

This gorgeous, middle unit villa is located in the Springs 9 section of Dubai's sought-after The Springs residential development. The villa boasts an extended floor plan with 2,700 square feet of living space, a dramatic open foyer, tasteful extended kitchen and stylish architectural features throughout, including marble flooring. Homeowners can also enjoy full lake views. Read More »