Category Archives: Region

Rolls-Royce Rolls in Best Year Ever

In 2014 Rolls-Royce, the uber-luxury car maker, sold 4,063 cars throughout the world, the highest number ever. In terms of growth rates RR says that they saw double digit growth in just about every region in which they sell cars. In North America sales were up by 30%; in the Middle East growth increased by… 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

Jadwa Investment Picks New CFO

Jadwa Investment Picks New CFO

Abdulaziz Al-Arifi was appointed to be the new chief financial officer of Riyadh-based Jadwa Investment. The appointment is part of the major investment firm’s expansion, with Al-Arifi being given the responsibility of leading the company’s new business strategy. Al-Arifi has more than ten years of experience working in the financial services sector. He is coming… Continue Reading

WHO Declares MERS Not a PHEIC

WHO Declares MERS Not a PHEIC

After meeting for five hours in an emergency meeting the World Health Organization announced that the new deadly MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) virus is causing a “significant increase” in concern but does not yet qualify as a global public health emergency- Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC.) “The committee concluded that the conditions… 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. AlphaHolidayLettings.com 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

PepsiCo Announces New Presidential Appointment for MEA

PepsiCo Announces New Presidential Appointment for MEA

Omar Farid will be taking over as President of PepsiCo Middle East & Africa, the company announced this week. Farid will be reporting to Sanjeev Chadha, CEO of PepsiCo’s Asia, Middle East and Africa section. Farid’s previous position was as Senior Vice President and Business Unit General Manager of GCC Beverages at PepsiCo. In order… Continue Reading

Business Traveler Awards Qatar Airways Highest Honor

Business Traveler Awards Qatar Airways Highest Honor

For the fourth year in a row Qatar Airways was chosen as the “Best Middle East Airline” by readers in China of Business Traveler Asia Pacific. The award was bestowed on the airline during the 22nd annual Business Traveler Asia Pacific Awards which took place in Hong Kong. The awards represent the highest honor given… Continue Reading