Monthly Archives: October 2017

GCC Hospitality and Leisure Sector has $200 BN Projects Underway

  • Over 2,000 hospitality and leisure projects in the GCC with a combined estimated value of USD 200 billion, according to The Big 5’s research partner BNC Network.
  • The expanding tourism sector and hosting of large events are key drivers behind increasing hospitality and leisure projects in the region.
  • The Big 5 (26 – 29 November 2017 at The Dubai World Trade Centre) will feature over 2500 exhibiting companies and is expected to attract over 78,000 visitors.

Over 2,000 hospitality and leisure projects are currently underway in the GCC with a combined estimated value of USD 200 billion, event organisers announce ahead of The Big 5 next month.  An estimated USD 64 billion worth of related projects in the construction pipeline, coupled with increasingly relaxed visa policies highlight a developing focus on strengthening the regional tourism ecosystem. read more

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IREIS 2017 to Look at Unmatched Real Estate Offers and Dual Citizenship Opportunities

The 9th edition of the International Real Estate & Investment Show 2017 (IREIS) will kick off on 2nd November at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi where UAE’s leading developers that include Emaar, DAMAC, Danube, C & Co Real Estate Development, ARADA, Green Valley, and FAM Holding, will open discussion on real estate and investment, and reveal its latest projects at the three-day expo. read more

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The Maritime Standard Awards name GAC Ship Agency of the Year 2017

The GAC Group has won the Ship Agency of the Year title at The Maritime Standard Awards 2017. It is the second consecutive year the company has received this prestigious accolade. read more

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Konica Minolta Named Industry Leader On The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named Industry Group Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index 2017 (DJSI World), one of the most prestigious global benchmarks for corporate sustainability and responsibility.  Konica Minolta has consistently been acknowledged for integra2ting sustainability into its business, having been named among the global leaders for the sixth consecutive year. Konica Minolta has also been recognized in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) for the ninth consecutive year. read more

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RTA CEO Attends the Opening of Belhasa Driving Center & Wasel Vehicles Testing Center in Nadd Al Hamar

Mr. Ahmed Hashem Bahrozyan, the Chief Executive Officer of Roads & Transport Authority Licensing Agency (RTA), and Mr. Saif Ahmed Belhasa, Chairman of Saif Belhasa Holding attended recently the opening of Belhasa Driving Center in Nadd Al Hamar. The opening ceremony was also attended by the famous Barcelona ex-football player Éric Abidal. read more

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Exhibitors, Visitors, and Participants Commend Diversity of 19th WETEX and 2nd Dubai Solar Show

The Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) has become an annual event that is much awaited by international organisations and companies specialising in energy, water, and environment, to show their technologies and products and identify investment opportunities in these key areas. The exhibition offers a unique opportunity for investors to establish and develop commercial relations and promote business opportunities by holding one-on-one meetings with major corporations and decision makers from the region and the world. read more

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UAE: High Risk or Low Risk in Investing in Cryptocurrency

The future of cryptocurrencies have been an interesting discussion in a recent couple of years as technological advancement keeps growing and investments keep rising in Bitcoins – which currently holds 40 percent of the cryptocurrency market. However, there is a high risk in any luxurious business and the risk in trading with cryptocurrencies is beginning to unfold. This year, Bitcoin rose to a $5,000 at some point while gradually running down to $3,000. In UAE, cryptocurrency investors are under threat as the central bank is underway to impede the use of cryptocurrencies as it is noticed as an easy way to engage in money laundering, fraud, and funding terrorist activities. read more

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Emirates Palace takes home seven top honours at the prestigious World Travel Awards in Dubai

Abu Dhabi, 30 October 2017  Hailed as the ‘Oscars of the Travel Industry’, leading voices in the industry came together this past weekend to celebrate travel and tourism excellence at the 2017 World Travel Awards Middle East’s dazzling red-carpet gala ceremony at Armani Hotel Dubai. Voters have once again recognised Emirates Palace as having the Middle East’s, the UAE’s and Abu Dhabi’s Leading Hotel Suite. read more

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Celebrate the End of Summer in the Lap of Luxury at Jannah Resort & Villas Ras Al Khaimah

Jannah Resort & Villas Ras Al Khaimah is celebrating the end of the summer with an exciting vacation experience that includes a distinctive variety of unique features and amenities. read more

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A shopper’s best friend; aswaaq’s app with Philips Lighting Indoor positioning

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Microsoft Leads Support for The Energy Digitalisation Summit

Microsoft has announced its support for The Energy Digitalisation Summit Middle East (EDs ME) as the event’s official Platinum Partner. Taking place 12-13th December 2017, The Energy Digitalisation Summit Middle East is the only event that discusses IIoT, IoT, Big Data and Analytics for the energy industry. read more

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Grundfos Introduces Its Energy Check Services to the UAE Market

The energy checks will help industrial organizations, hotels, water utilities and offices achieve 30-60% savings in your pumps energy cost and enhance their environmental footprint read more

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Microland Announces Global Roll-Out of IIoT Professional Services at GE’s Minds + Machines Event

To provide Industrial IoT Services that enable digital transformation for mining, transportation and utility industries read more

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Sophos XG Firewall Delivers a Breakthrough in Network Visibility with Synchronized App Control

Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced the latest version of its next-generation Sophos XG Firewall that delivers a breakthrough in network traffic visibility. Using Synchronized Security to obtain information from the endpoint, XG Firewall can identify, classify and allow the control of all previously unknown applications active on the network, such as those which don’t have signatures or are using generic HTTP or HTTPS connections.  Synchronized App Control on XG Firewall is an industry first and can reduce the security risks associated with unidentified traffic by allowing administrators to see exactly what is on their network. read more

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