Monday 6 April 2020

Etisalcom, Atyaf to launch premium entertainment package

Bahrain-based telecommunications company Etisalcom said it has reached an agreement with Atyaf Home Entertainment, the licensed partner for leading pay TV service providers and vendors, to launch its premium services in the kingdom.   As per the deal, Etisalcom


Dettol sees big surge in ad awareness in UAE

Personal care brand Dettol has achieved the biggest uplift of any brand in its Ad Awareness score in the UAE in March amid the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, as per YouGov BrandIndex data. The brand is continuing to use their various channels to voice public service messages to &ldq


345 British citizens in UAE repatriated back to UK

A chartered Emirates Airline plane has flown out 345 British citizens who were unable to return home after the closure of UAE airports to international traffic on March 24, a media report said. Last week, the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation a


Abu Dhabi extends temporary closure of commercial centres

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) has issued a new circular extending the temporary closure of commercial centres, shopping malls, cinemas, electronic game halls (arcades) and other entertainment destinations in the emirate until further notice.  


Dubai Culture announces business relief measures

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has announced a package of measures to ease the financial challenges of tenants in its cultural and heritage properties. The measures, which aim to help its tenants ease challenges in the current economic environment, include exe


UAE council passes 10 federal bills in Q1

The Federal National Council (FNC), discussed and passed ten federal bills as part of its mandate to develop the country's legislative system, according to a report on the house's activities in the first quarter of the year.   These federal draft laws, w


Expo 2020 commercial partners back delay proposal

Expo 2020 Dubai’s official commercial partners have voiced their strong support following the agreement to explore postponing the event because of the current global health crisis. The significant impact of COVID-19 on global public, social and economic health led many inte


Adil Khan steps down as CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi ME

Publicis Groupe MEA has announced that Adil Khan, chief executive officer at Saatchi and Saatchi Middle East, is departing to pursue other interests after leading the agency for close to a decade.   “It is with mixed sentiment that I announce the departure


Saudi Aramco most valuable brand in Mideast: study

Oil and gas giant Saudi Aramco with a brand value of $46.8 billion has claimed the title of the Middle East’s most valuable brand, said Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent brand valuation consultancy, in a new report. Saudi Aramco is focused on leveraging i


Nation Shield releases electronic version of new issue

The Nation Shield Magazine, issued by the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the Armed Forces, issued its new monthly edition No. 579 and made it available to readers on its website, a media report said. This step is in implementation of the directives of the UAE’s leadership an

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