Rotana makes two key additions to its UAE team

Hotel management company Rotana recently named two additions to its UAE leadership team. David Prince has been promoted to area vice president for Dubai and Northern Emirates, and Christian Baudat has been hired as general manager for Salalah, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. "Both David and Christian bring a wealth of experience and knowledge," Rotana Chief Operating Officer Guy Hutchinson said. Read More »

Tejar Dubai gets its 20th entrepreneurship project up, running in Hatta

The Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development program, a Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry initiative, recently started its 20th commercial project with Familia Emirati, a clothes store. Familia Emirati, located in Hatta, creates ready-to-wear clothing as well as accessories. Familia Emirati is the fourth project that Tejar Dubai has started this year. Read More »

Vectrus awarded contract modification for support services in Qatar

Vectrus Systems Corporation, a  subsidiary of Vectrus Inc., has been awarded a $26 million modification to a contract for base operation and support services in Qatar.The contract, awarded last year, is for day-to-day base operations and maintenance for a regional support group in Qatar as well as its tenant organizations at Camp As-Sayliyah and Camp As-Sayliyah South. Read More »

Dubai Chamber staff urged to focus on personal goals, health

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Hamad Buamim highlighted setting personal goals for self-improvement at the Dubai Chamber’s recent monthly staff meeting, focusing on health and happiness in the work environment. Feeling one’s best not only benefits the individual, but it also improves the atmosphere of the entire workplace, Buamim said. Read More »

Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance deputy director addresses banking gathering in Jeddah

The Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) recently participated in the 31st meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council Commission of Banking Institutes and Colleges in Saudi Arabia, a gathering geared toward exchanging knowledge to help support banking and finance education. BIBF Deputy Director Ahmed Abdul Ghani Al Shaikh represented Bahrain at the meeting. Read More »

UAE's United Kaipara Dairies expands in Qatar through deal with Qatar Foods and Services

UAE fast-moving consumer goods company United Kaipara Dairies (UNIKAI) said it recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Qatar Foods and Services to make UNIKAI products available in Qatar. The MoU was signed through an agreement with UNIKA Chairman Mana Mohammed Saeed Al Mulla and Qatar Foods and Services Chairman Shamsudheen Olakara. Read More »

Omantel launches Android set-top box designed for sports, entertainment

Omantel, the top telecom provider in Oman, recently said it is launching its new Humax H1, an Android set-top box designed for sports enthusiasts to gain access to entertainment bundles of ICFLIX, Starz Play, OSN GO, beIN Sports, Mavshack, YouTube and Kids content. The box will stream movies, live sports and series using a smart Over The Top (OTT) device. Read More »

Al-Yaqout Group to distribute Bayara products in Kuwait

Al-Yaqout Group, based in Kuwait, and Bayara signed an agreement that will place Bayara’s nuts, dried fruits and spices in Kuwait stores. “Bayara is a leading and well-loved brand in the Middle East and North Africa in FMCG and we're very proud to be the exclusive distributors for their range of spices and dried fruits and nuts in Kuwait,” Shahid Khan, group CEO of Al-Yaqout Group, said. Read More »

UAE Ministry of Economy inspects Dubai’s Emirates Cooperative Society for Ramadan

In an alliance with Dubai’s Department of Economic Development, the UAE’s Ministry of Economy coordinated multiple inspections of Dubai’s Emirates Cooperative Society during the holy month of Ramadan to ensure compliance with proper business practices. Hashim Al Nuaimi, director of the ministry's Consumer Protection Department, reported that prices appeared fair. Read More »

Kuwait airport travel up 7%, but what about discrimination controversy?

Air travel to and from the small Gulf Coast country of Kuwait seems to be growing - but with the recent abandonment of London-JFK routes by the country's leading airline, Kuwait Airways, that growth is not likely to be coming from the West. Recently released statistics show that the passenger volume through Kuwait International Airport is up 7 percent from 2015 as of May. Read More »

 Aluminum Bahrain recognized with certificate of excellence

Aluminum Bahrain BSC (Alba) recently earned a Certificate of Excellence from R&D Carbon - Switzerland for achieving 10 years of outstanding performance in carbon sampling and analysis. “We are proud that our processes and facilities adhere, if not exceed, the highest international standards and best practices in the industry,” Alba Chief Marketing Officer Khalid Latif said. Read More »

Etihad Airways receives top honors at Treasury Today Adam Smith Awards 2016

Etihad Airways, based in Abu Dhabi, recently won top honors at the Treasury Today Adam Smith Awards 2016 for setting a world-class standard in treasury and financial best practices in all areas of its operations. The company garnered the Top Treasury Team award as well as awards for Best Financing Solution and Best Cash Management Solution at the awards event in London. Read More »

A comedian in the Gulf: Dan Nainan's fascinating journey

Dan Nainan took an unconventional route to stand-up comedy. As a senior engineer at Intel, he traveled all over the world to talk about the company's technology. He said he found public speaking terrifying, but after taking a stand-up comedy class he bacame more confident, so much so that he does comedy for a living. In the course of his travels, Nainan often ends up in places like Dubai. Read More »