Sunday 31 May 2015

Asda’a named ‘ME Consultancy of the Year’

Asda’a Burson-Marsteller, a leading public relations consultancy in the region, has been named ‘Middle East Consultancy of the Year 2015’ at the Sabre Awards. The Sabre Awards, which are presented by The Holmes Group, a leading provider of insights, knowledge an


Gender equality stressed at women’s summit

The importance of equal opportunity for both men and women was highlighted at the recently concluded Women’s Peak Performance Summit in Abu Dhabi, UAE. “It is so important that both genders are able to acquire the education, skills and resources necessary to build suc


Top gaming convention returns to Bahrain

Bahrain’s biggest annual gaming convention is returning for its third year in October. The IGN Convention will be held at the Bahrain International Circuit on October 2 and 3, confirmed organisers, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.


Berklee student to open for Maroon 5 at Moroccan fest

Pop artist Ghita, a Berklee College of Music student from Casablanca, Morocco, will open for superstars Maroon 5 at the 14th annual Festival Mawazine Rythmes du Monde in Rabat, Morocco, on June 6. The concert is on the closing night of the nine-


Ooredoo top social brand in Oman

Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company (Ooredoo), a leading telecom services provider, ranks number one among social media brands in terms of total follower base of local fans in Oman. The company has more than 133,000 Twitter followers, 9,850 Instagram followers 187,000 Faceboo


Global space forum kicks off in Abu Dhabi

Commercialisation of space was a key area of focus at the fifth Global Space & Satellite Forum (GSSF), which began today (May 26) in Abu Dhabi. The two-day forum running at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre highlighted the importance of investment in space education, which


Content creators urged to join DMC community

Creators of content from around the world have been urged to join the business communities of Dubai Media City (DMC) by a senior official. “The environment for content creators has never been as competitive as it is today, with consumers able to access almost unlimited amou


Chrysler selects Parrot for next-gen digital TV solution

Parrot, a leading player in the field of connected automotive infotainment and a leading provider of digital TV and radio solutions in mobility, said Chrysler has chosen its digital TV solution for head units in the form factor of a dedicated ECU. Parrot has started production of


Marka buys 65pc stake in UK online retailer

Marka, the first public joint stock company focused on the UAE’s retail sector, has purchased a 65 per cent stake in the UK-based online retailer Icons Shop for Dh15.3 million ($4.16 million). The move makes Marka the first regional company to secure exclusive rights with a


Platini pledges support for Prince Ali in Fifa bid

UEFA president Michel Platini has reiterated his support for Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein in the Jordanian's bid to usurp incumbent Sepp Blatter in this week's Fifa presidency vote. Prince Ali is the only remaining candidate standing against Blatter in Friday's election

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