Author Archives: Salem Muhammod

Qatar World’s Third Biggest Spender on Arms Imports

In recent years Qatar has boosted its defense spending drastically going from being included in the top ten countries for the first time in 2015 to coming in third place this year. Only Saudi Arabia and India surpass Qatar as an importer of defense materials from the year 2007 until 2016. From 2005 until 2014… Continue Reading

Ali Amer Named New MD for Cisco in MENA

Ali Amer is the new managing director for Global Service Provider and Sales in the Middle East and Africa for technology company Cisco. His job will be to assist telecommunications service providers to change the experience of networks, businesses and customers’ experiences so they can better take advantage of the unique opportunities offered by the… Continue Reading

Airline Dispute Enters New Phase

The Partnership for Open & Fair Skies, a coalition of US airlines, has long been charging three Middle East airlines of unfair trade practices, but neither the Obama administration nor the Trump White House have taken notice or acted on the issue. The coalition includes United, American and Delta airlines, who contend that there should… Continue Reading

Facebook Launching Platform to Help Women in the Middle East Build On-line Businesses

Facebook recently launched a new initiative designed to empower women in the Middle East to more easily start and grow their own businesses. SheMeansBusiness will bring together Facebook tools such as training videos and other resources to help women develop online businesses. The initiative is a partnership with three other organizations: Egypt based Ahead of… Continue Reading

US Companies Planning Trade Mission to Middle East

The Mississippi Development Authority is planning a trade mission to the Middle East at the end of March for a at least 15 companies looking to expand their businesses to countries in the region ready to establish new partnerships. The mission will be visiting Jordan and Dubai, said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough Jr. He… Continue Reading

Theme Parks Big Business in Middle East

Abu Dhabi seems to be in love with theme parks, and it looks like the feeling is mutual. Just last year two major theme parks opened their gates to adoring fans, and many more are planning to join in the fun. If all goes as planned, Sea World should have an outlet up and running… Continue Reading

Bombardier, Maker of Learjet, Shows Latest Models in Dubai

Montreal-based Bombardier Business Aircraft, a producer of business grade jets, projects that its Middle East market should remain strong in the near future. “Our market forecast predicts 350 deliveries valued at $12 billion over the next 10 years, with medium and large category aircraft accounting for about 95 per cent of these deliveries,” said Senior… Continue Reading

Yellow Cab Pizza Coming to Middle East Locations

Beginning in January, 2017, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman will be seeing a new restaurant chain within their borders. Over the next five years approximately 22 Yellow Cab Pizza restaurants will be established after a deal was forged between casual dining chain and owner of the Yellow Cab Pizza brand, Max’s Group Inc., and Silver Group.… Continue Reading