Tag Archives: UAE

UAE is Middle East’s Best Country for Global Competitiveness

A report released last week revealed that the United Arab Emirates is the most successful country in the Middle East when it comes to retaining its home-nurtured talent. Overall globally, Switzerland still ranks highest for talent competitiveness according to the 2018 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI). Ranked second and third are Singapore and the United… 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

Salaries Rising in UAE

Base salaries for professionals in the technology and human resources field can expect an increase in their yearly compensation by about 5.3 percent in the coming year in the United Arab Emirates. This prediction was made by the Robert Half Middle East Company, a firm which specializes in job recruitment. Director of Robert Half, James… Continue Reading

Price of iPhones Dropping in UAE

With the expectation that a newer model of the iPhone 4S is about to come to market, the price of the 16GB top-of-the-line smartphone has been steadily declining. Price Going Down The Apple iPhone has experienced a 20 percent price drop just in the last week or so. The latest reduction was offered as a… Continue Reading

iPhone 4S Coming to the UAE

In a race to be the first to get the latest hi-tech phone to the people of the UAE, du, one of the UAE’s two telecom providers, announced that it will have the iPhone 4S available for customers to purchase this coming Friday, December 16th. This announcement came in response to a similar announcement by… Continue Reading

Group Buying Trend Beginning to Grow in Middle East Market

In recent years the popularity of group buying, also known as social buying, has grown by leaps and bounds. Now a multi-billion-dollar business, group buying businesses such as Groupon have become household names throughout Europe, the US, Australia, China and beyond through their use of daily e-mails and huge discounts on everything from appliances, vacations,… Continue Reading

UAE Introducing New Dh500 Paper Currency

The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates announced that Abu Dhabi will soon be placing into circulation a new Dh500 banknote. The amended banknote will be reprinted with updated security features. New Banknote Will Be Circulated November 29 “This currency note will be put in circulation as legal tender along with currency notes currently… Continue Reading

Giordano Middle East Expanding in Abu Dhabi

The Mushrif Shopping Mall in Abu Dhabi is soon to be home to the 200th shop of Giordano Middle East. The goal for Giordano, one of the world’s leading clothing retailers, is to operate 250 stores in the region by the year 2015.  Giordano has had a presence in the Middle East for 18 years… Continue Reading

Accor to Create 4,000 New Jobs in the UAE

Accor, the French hotel chain who owns Sofitel, Novotel and Ibis, has announced that it will be doubling its number of hotels in the UAE within the next three years. “The first four hotels will open sometime in the second quarter of 2012 and the Sofitel Corniche will open in December 2011,” Christophe Landais, managing… Continue Reading

‘Private Jet Charter’ says that UAE has 25 percent of The Middle Eastern Air Charter Industry

Private Jet Charter which was originally International Air Charter, is one of the biggest private jet charter companies in the world. In an average year, UAE businessmen make about 12 charter flights per year. In the Middle East, the jet charter industry is making a comeback after the economic downturn forced companies to sell their… Continue Reading