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Dubai Sat-2 captures image of Mecca from space


Celebrating the Holy Month of Ramadan, DubaiSat-2 satellite owned and operated by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) captured a one meter resolution image of Mecca from outer space, DubaiSat-2 provides high quality satellite imagery to several institutions, inside and outside of the UAE, that can be used in urban planning, disaster management, environmental monitoring, mapping and scientific research.

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du & Huawei Collaborate to Build Customer Centric Mobile Broadband Network in UAE

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Dubai – du and its strategic partner, Huawei — a leading global ICT solutions provider–have unveiled plans for a cooperation that will see the two companies build the region’s most advanced Mobile Broadband (MBB) Network, offering innovative evolutionary architecture ensuring the best possible user experience. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed today between Marwan BinShakar, Vice President Mobile Access ...

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Dubai to build world’s first 3D printed office


Dubai to promote its position as global and regional centre of 3D printing in construction and design. Plans have been revealed today in Dubai for the world’s first fully functional 3D printed building, an ambitious move that will establish the UAE’s position as the global centre of technology in architecture construction and design. Speaking on the occasion, His Excellency Mohamed ...

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The UAE heads ‘Internet of Things’ expert group at the ITU

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The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has agreed to create a new research committee for the Internet of Things during the consultative group meeting for the telecommunication standardization sector. The focus is on implementing the Internet of Things to smart cities and communities in order to meet the needs of standardization of the Internet of Things’ technologies. This will be achieved ...

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Impact Plus launches three exciting entrepreneurial development programs to fill region’s leadership deficit

Dr. Salman Al-Thubaiti, Deputy Chairman, Impact Plus

Ana Montejah™, CPG™ &CPM™ designed to build successful business leaders & entrepreneurs in response to labour market needs. Impact Plus, a leading Dubai-based ‘Business Knowledge’ facilitator offering accredited training programs in the Middle East and Africa, has launched three interactive and practical entrepreneurial development initiatives with an aim to reduce leadership deficit. The new US-accredited development programs — Ana Montejah™, ...

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Investors’ summit on future cities to be held in the UAE at the beginning of 2016

An attractive vision for the future city: how to improve the quality of life for citizens. Meik Wiking, director of the Happiness Research Institute in Denmark will address the topic, ‘Creating an attractive vision for the future city – a Danish case study,’ during the two-day Investors’ Summit – Future Cities planned for 4th-5th May 2016 in Dubai. Meik Wiking ...

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KAMCO supports INJAZ Kuwait’s national education programs


KAMCO Investment Company – a leading investment company with one of the largest AUMs in the region, and a winner of the prestigious Kuwait Asset Manager of the Year Award 2015 – has partnered with INJAZ Kuwait to support national youth educational programs. The program includes training, educating and preparing students for their future professions. Ms. Danah F. Al Jasem, ...

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70% of Arab Satellite TV channels have online sites


During April and May 2015, the Arab Advisors Group examined 724 fully operational FTA satellite TV channels targeting the Arab World to research their online presence. Of the analyzed stations, 70% (505 channels) have an online presence. Spurred by the increasing uptake of the Internet service in the Arab World, many channels in the Arab TV industry have established an ...

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ADIB launches Tamkeen Women in Leadership Program


Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) a top tier financial services institution has today announced the launch of the Tamkeen Women in Leadership Program, a leadership training program dedicated to female bankers. The aim of the program is to encourage more women to progress to senior leadership roles within the bank by further developing the skills needed for senior management levels. ...

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Mobile Technology Creating a “Desk- Independent” Workforce in the Middle East, say Industry Experts

Nitin Sood, Managing Director, Fly MEA

Almost 50% of Survey Respondents Would Choose Flexible Hours Over Salary Increase; Aruba Networks. Increased mobile technology usage at work is revolutionizing the Middle East workforce, creating a generation of more efficient ‘Desk-Independent’ employees, according to industry experts. Figures from the latest International Data Corporation (IDC) study on the growing mobile workforce across Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) show ...

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