GES plans Ghana expansion through Quemic Ghana Pty acquisition

Dubai-based NEAH Global Energy Solutions (GES) said its affiliates have taken over the debt and equity stake in Quemic Ghana Pty. GES, which offers logistics, power generation and security management for global energy and critical organizational assets, plans to expand its services and delivery in Ghana after consolidating and rebranding Quemic Ghana Pty into an affiliate company. Read More »

Zain Group collaborates with FOO to strengthen presence in digital telecom sector

Zain Group has made a strategic partnership with FOO to help launch the company into new innovative business streams. Zain Group, a telecom leader in the Middle East and Africa, saw a partnership with FOO, a  Lebanon-based company that provides innovative mobility related services, as a way to strengthen areas of focus for the Zain Digital Frontier and Innovation business unit. Read More »

Ooredoo enhances business offerings with new Cisco deals

Ooredoo entered into two deals with Cisco aimed at increasing its offerings for companies in Qatar. A leasing deal with Cisco will allow Ooredoo enterprise customers to lease Cisco hardware for networking solutions, messaging, telephony, servers and collaboration technology. The second agreement will make Cisco's virtual managed services accessible to Ooredoo customers in Qatar. Read More »

Live at The Piazza: A two-bedroom apartment is available now

If you’re looking for a place to live in Lusail, then you’re in luck. A luxurious two-bedroom apartment with a park view in the Piazza has recently been listed by Mirage International Property Consultants for $453,134. The apartment features two bedrooms and two bathrooms and approximately 1,198 square feet of living space. The 79-square-foot balcony shows off a nearby park. Read More »

What You Can Buy

Located in the Fairmont Palm Residences development, adjacent to the Fairmont Palm Hotel and Resort, this stylish apartment boasts an open floor plan with 1,357 square feet of living space. The apartment has a sizable combination living and dining room, a tasteful modern kitchen and a maid's room. The apartment has a generously sized and well-appointed bedroom with a built-in wardrobe. Read More »

Movenpick Hotel Kuwait names new general manager

Movenpick Hotel Kuwait recently named Rushdi Ashkar, a Jordanian national with more than two decades of international experience in the hospitality industry, to be its new general manager. Ashkar brings an abundance of knowledge about the hospitality sector, specifically in hotel management, as he has held numerous leadership positions in different chain hotels around the GCC. Read More »

Gulf Air adds four weekly flights from Bahrain to Riyadh

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, said it will add four new afternoon flights each week to King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh beginning Thursday. Gulf Air will increase flights between Bahrain International Airport and Riyadh from 28 per week to 32. The additional flights between Bahrain and Riyadh are scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Read More »

Rawabi Vallianz Offshore Services issues its first Shariah-compliant sukuk

Rawabi Vallianz Offshore Services, a joint venture between Saudi Arabia-based Rawabi Holding and Vallianz Holdings Limited, issued its first $266.6 million Shariah-compliant sukuk as a private offering. “Given the forecasted growth of the company, sukuk have become a prominent financing product in the world nowadays,” Rawabi Holding Group Chairman Abdulaziz Ali  AlTurki, told Gulf News Journal. Read More »

Bahrain minister, Zain officials discuss future of telecom industry at Mobile World Congress

While attending the recent Mobile World Congress in Spain, Bahrain Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications Kamal bin Ahmed stopped by the Zain Group booth and spoke with Zain leaders about the the telecommunications industry. Ahmed and Zain Group officials focused specifically on the 4th National Telecommunications Plan, organized by the ministry. Read More »

Salam Air to be Oman's first budget airline

The Muscat National Development and Investment Company (ASAAS) recently said that Oman's first budget airline will be branded Salam Air. ASAAS said the name was selected based on public input through Twitter, the ASAAS website and other social media platforms. The name, from the Arabic greeting, is meant honor Oman’s established culture and history as an ambassador of peace. Read More »

Oman Air renews in-flight content services deal with GEE

Oman Air recently renewed its in-flight entertainment (IFE) content service agreement with Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE). Under the multiyear agreement, GEE will offer a wide range of IFE content services including movies, television, music and games. Travelers aboard Oman Air flights will also have access to a new passenger tablet system that features the iPad. Read More »

Tower Solutions gains funding to expand in Saudi Arabia

Export Development Canada has invested $373,000 in Tower Solutions, an engineering, design and installation company, to deliver a new contract based in Saudi Arabia. Tower Solutions specializes in portable towers that are used in emergency power line maintenance. The towers are particularly useful in desert areas, making the Middle East an important market for the company’s growth. Read More »

Merck partners with Dubai Medical University to increase diabetes knowledge

Merck said recently it is partnering with Dubai Medical University to launch the Merck Capacity Advancement Program (CAP) in diabetes education to allow medical undergraduates and health care providers act as diabetes ambassadors in the UAE. The five-year program will offer extensive knowledge about diabetes and will empower students to become representatives of that information. Read More »