Author Archives: UAE Business

First journalists poll reveals the UAE’s top 10 Public Relations agencies

  • PR Index first of its kind to identify the best PR agencies in the UAE from journalist’s’ perspective
  • 200 journalists polled on quality of PR agency content and level of support
  • PR Index will enable companies to select PR agencies based on key quality measurement criteria

Content Plus, the Dubai-based consultancy, today launched the UAE’s first ever Public Relations Index. Driven by a poll of 200 journalists on their perspectives of public relations (PR) agencies and professionals in the UAE, the unique index identified the top 10 PR agencies based on two key criteria: quality of content and effective engagement with the media by evaluating their level of support, fast follow up and interaction. Additionally, these criteria were rated individually as part of two sub-indices. The index also revealed the most active PR agencies in the UAE. read more

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Wannacry: An Analysis of Competing Hypotheses

By Digital Shadows Analyst Team

On 12 May 2017, as the WannaCry ransomware spread across computer networks across the world, a variety of explanations also began to worm their way through the information security community. Who was responsible for the WannaCry campaign? And what was the objective? Ransomware suggested it was the work of cybercriminals, although, given the sheer scale of infections and disruption, some commentators suspected the hand of a nation state. Despite relentless analysis from the security research community that has brought fragments of new information to the fore, no consensus has yet been reached on an attribution for the campaign. read more

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MOLOCAHO by Amorette unveils its signature $98,000 Tanzanite encrusted luxury furniture at INDEX Design Series 2017

 -award winning designer, Jacqueline Mengi debuts M-Luxury Collection in Dubai- read more

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IREIS 2017 to Host the Largest Egyptian Property Show in UAE

The 9th edition of the International Real Estate & Investment Show brings Egypt’s leading real estate companies under one roof to highlight country’s growing real estate sector and to attract investors from various parts of the world from the 2nd to 4th November 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). read more

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Purchasing Industrial Mixtures: What to look out for

The industrial revolution within recent decades has brought several technological advancements within the manufacturing, building and construction, and the general industrial sector.  This has also led to a boom in multiple manufacturing brands and service providers leading to a state where consumers find it difficult in choosing a brand and model to buy from. read more

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Transformative energy company named in top 100 Arab start-ups in 4iR

Sami Khoreibi

A transformative energy company driving the Middle East and Africa’s renewable agenda has been named as one of the top 100 start-ups in the Arab world for its role in cultivating the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4iR). read more

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LED Lighting Industry: Middle East to Become One of the Fastest Growing Markets

City-wide lighting overhauls expected with huge growth opportunities for companies, finds Frost & Sullivan’s Energy & Environment team read more

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China Merchants Zhangzhou and CEO Clubs Network signed MOU for Strategic Partnership on Double Happiness Island

China Merchants Zhangzhou Development Zone Co., Ltd referred as China Merchants Zhangzhou and The CEO Clubs Network Worldwide signed a Strategic Partnership agreement for “Double Happiness Island” which is the first artificial island project in China as profit-oriented usage of ocean approved by the State Council of China. China Merchants Zhangzhou, the owners of the island visited Dubai to meet and visit Palm Island the first in the world plus other key projects in Dubai. The China Merchants Zhangzhou Delegation also meet the His Highness Sheikh Juma Al Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, the Patron of the CEO Clubs Network Worldwide. read more

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Kuwait And Oman Join Saudi Arabia And Russia In The Quest To Extend Oil Supply Cuts.

Growing news across oil exporting countries have been unpleasant. This Monday, Russia and Saudi Arabia announced that they request a nine month OPEC output cut extension. Following that Kuwait and Oman has joined Russia and Saudi Arabia – the two largest producers among the 24 producers who earlier agreed to cut output in 2018 for an extension. read more

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PRO Partner Group named preferred partner for British Centres for Business

Joe Hepworth, CEO of British Centres for Business, and Jane Ashford, Managing Director of PRO Partner Group confirming the partnership

British Centres for Business (BCB) select PRO Partner Group as ‘best-in-class provider’ for British companies looking to set up in the UAE read more

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How Marcon’s Victory Affect Global Gold Price?

Global Gold Price

Global gold price dropped over recent weeks with last week recording the highest weekly percentage fall following November last year. However, it is expected to gain good stands in coming weeks as political uncertainties wave away in the European Union as France remains in the EU following the victory of Emmanuel Frederic Marcon. The euro achieved a six-month high against the dollar following the victory of Emmanuel Marcon. read more

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Will Dubai Investors Take Advantage of the Fall of UK’s Real Estate?

Investors in Dubai have a good interest investing in the UK. As the UK experiences depreciation following effecting Article 50, will Dubai investors look into investing in the UK as the GBP depreciates as a result of Brexit? Following the Brexit referendum last year, there has been a 16 per cent fall in the value of commercial real estate in the UK. Head of residential at JLL MENA mentioned that “In the Middle East, we find that Gulf-based investors and owner-occupiers have always had a tremendous affinity for the UK as a place to invest and to spend time. The capital largely flows into London from these potential investors, but there has been increasing interest in cities such as Birmingham and Manchester in the last couple of years.” read more

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Construction disputes in the Middle East being resolved quicker than before, finds Arcadis report

  • Ongoing liquidity issues due to lower oil price led to increase in volume of claims submitted
  • Average value of construction disputes decreased, indicating higher number of lower value claims
  • Failure to properly administer the contract remains the most common cause of construction disputes
  • Party to party negotiation still the preferred method for resolving disputes across the region 

Ongoing liquidity issues within the Middle East construction market has seen an increase in the number of claims submitted however the industry is resolving them more swiftly, according to the latest research from Arcadis. On a less positive note, basic contract issues remain the root cause of many of the disputes that materialize across the region. read more

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SAMENA Council’s Telecom Leaders’ Summit Sends Reminder of High Expectations from the Digital Communications Industry

With the official patronage of Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the UAE, the South Asia – Middle East – North Africa (SAMENA) region’s most prestigious annual ICT leadership event, SAMENA Telecommunications Council’s Leaders’ Summit, held in partnership with Huawei Middle East and sponsored by Nokia, Ericsson, du and Etisalat, reminded the industry to set new aspirations and counter challenges of making the digital world more inclusive and constructive for the human cause. read more

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