The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) hosted Iqraa during its April Network Majlis on ‘Arabic for Successful Business’. Yousef Omar, Director of Studies, Iqraa, and Clare Woodcraft, CEO, Emirates Foundation, provided key insights on how language skills can enhance a better and successful business environment in working in the... Read more
Francorp Middle East will hold its one-day franchising event on April 15, 2015 at JW Marriott Hotel, Kuwait, and will feature the company’s F&B and retail franchises that are looking for the right franchise partners in Kuwait: Champion Cleaners, London Fish & Chips, Filli Café, 800 Pizza and Saladicious.    The event, catering to... Read more
The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai is all set to announce the winners of the Business Excellence Awards 2014 in a special ceremony on the April 20, 2015. The Awards will be announced at a special ceremony to be held in the Sheikh Rashid Hall of the... Read more
Tejar Dubai recently organised its third workshop of the year entitled, Initiating Commercial Projects through Social Networking which reviews the role of social media in businesses for over 70 aspiring UAE entrepreneurs at the Dubai Chamber premises recently. The workshop discussed various features of social networking sites and the role of... Read more
Two VIP delegations comprising of senior trade development officials and businessmen from Thailand and the Philippines recently visited Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza). Both the delegations were received by Ibrahim Mohamed Aljanahi, Deputy CEO of Jafza and his team that included Adil Al Zarooni, Senior Vice President Sales, Khadija... Read more
Oman’s commitment to building a diversified economy through entrepreneurship and the role of the SME is one of the most sophisticated economic visions in the region. Two VIP round table events in April, led by presenting partner NBAD, demonstrated how ambitious that aspiration really is and created an agenda... Read more
The Bureau Dubai – a social workspace that provides support for local SMEs and entrepreneurs to start, manage and grow their business – has welcomed Knot Standard to join its workspace in Downtown Dubai. Located in Downtown Dubai, The Bureau Dubai was created as a response to the growing... Read more
The UAE Ministry of Economy, through its Foreign Trade Policies Department, organised a technical workshop on the challenges facing foreign trade and investment. The event highlighted the latest international development trends and raised awareness about the UAE’s commercial competitiveness in regional and international markets. Held at Conrad Hotel, Dubai, it... Read more
Dubai witnessed AED 28.6 billion (USD 7.8 billion) in foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2014, with infrastructure development initiatives and the services industries as the major drivers of capital into the Emirate. Estimates by Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI), an agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED),... Read more
The World Free Zones Organisation (World FZO), the global non-profit industry body for free zones, has announced a high increase in membership numbers. Launched in May 2014 under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of... Read more