Category Archives: Dubai

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

Mondelez Restructuring Sending Workers to Singapore and Zurich

Due to global restructuring, the giant snack/candy manufacturer Mondelez will be reducing its Dubai presence over the coming months. The goal will be to reduce its international structure down from five world regions to only four. Mondelez is the company behind such popular treats as Oreo biscuits and Cadbury Dairy Milk. The region that will… Continue Reading

Barclays to Cut 150 Jobs in Dubai

The downtown Dubai offices of Barclays Plc in Emaar square are closing due to worldwide overhaul in structuring of the giant lending institution headquartered in the U.K. Approximately 150 people will be fired, while others, such as bankers and support staff, will be move to Barclays’ office at the Dubai International Financial Center. The corporate… Continue Reading

Yahoo Leaving Dubai

Yahoo will be closing down its last office in the Middle East in April 2016. The US internet giant’s Dubai office is the last one which remained open since its offices in Amman and Cairo closed in 2014. Yahoo entered the Middle East Market in 209 when it purchased Maktoob, a Jordanian-based company for $164… Continue Reading

Majid Jafar to Speak at Annual World Economic Forum in Dubai

High on the agenda for the delegates at this year’s World Economic Forum summit are income parity and employment in the Middle East. The Summit on Global Agenda, taking place from November 9-11, 2014 in Dubai, will feature over 1,000 delegates. Included among them are international leaders such as Al Gore, Gordon Brown and Jose… Continue Reading

Panasonic Boosting Middle East Market Share

Shinichi Wakita, managing director of Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa told reporters at the Gitex event in Dubai that the Japanese consumer electronics giant is aiming to double their penetration in the MENA market in the next few years. Wakita admitted that Panasonic has been facing fierce completion lately in this market, eating into… Continue Reading

CBRE Appoints Two New Employees

CBRE Appoints Two New Employees

Louise Liddel will be joining the team at CBRE as the new associate director for valuation consultancy. With seven years of valuation experience behind her, including her last three years in the Middle East, Liddle will be based in Dubai. She will focus on valuations for CBRE’s clientele interested in the MENA region. Her services… Continue Reading

Dubai Heads Top-Ten List of Travel Destinations for 2014

Dubai Heads Top-Ten List of Travel Destinations for 2014

One of the United Kingdom’s most popular vacation portals predicts that Dubai will lead a list of ten most visited vacation spots in the coming year. ranks destinations according to the number of inquiries they receive regarding particular places, as well as number of bookings. Most of the top ten on Alpha’s list are… Continue Reading

Emirates’s A380 Makes World’s Longest Flight to LAX

Emirates’s A380 Makes World’s Longest Flight to LAX

December third was an historic day in aviation: The longest flight for the A380 in the world touched down in Los Angeles after a 16 hour and 20 minute flight from Dubai. Emirates Airlines worked hard to make this route one of luxury and excellent service. On board the huge double-decker airbus were over 400… Continue Reading