Marc Mcilhone

Marc Mcilhone is ArabBrains' Editor - sourcing news and features content and overseeing the work of the site’s contributors. Marc’s work is informed by his technical background in architecture having worked for some of the UK’s leading practices on projects within the education, healthcare and housing sectors. Marc has a particular interest in how innovators are creating sustainable solutions that have a positive impact on people’s everyday lives. Please email press releases and news to:

17th Arab Investors and Businessmen Conference seeks to bridge gap between academics and actual market requirements in Arab World

Saeed Al Mansoori

HE Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy and Chairman of the 17th Arab Businessmen and Investors Conference. The event will discuss challenges of labor market innovation and leadership on 16 and 17 November. Under the theme ‘Investing in Entrepreneurship and Innovation’, the organisers of the 17th Arab Investors and Businessmen Conference (ABIC), which is being held under ...

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Top 10 Achievements at University of Dubai in 2014/2015 Academic Year

University of Dubai

University of Dubai raises quality of higher education in UAE. •New disciplines and training programmes enable students to keep pace with labour market requirements. The University of Dubai has achieved during the academic year 2014-15 a series of academic goals which have enabled the university to raise the quality of higher education in the country and provide international level training ...

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Google to make it easier for Egyptian small businesses to run their business online


Google Apps for Work are now 40% cheaper and more affordable for Egyptian businesses. Google today announced Egyptian businesses will now be able to purchase Google Apps for Work at a reduced price. The online productivity suite will now cost Egyptian customers USD30 per person per year, down from USD50 per person per year. The 40% reduction in price is ...

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Emirates Foundation and Etihad Airways Join Forces in Groundbreaking Agreement for Youth Development in the UAE

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Etihad Airways Pledges AED1.5 Million for Emirates Foundation Youth-Development Programs. Emirates Foundation and Etihad Airways have announced today a groundbreaking agreement in support of UAE youth development in the UAE. Under a three-year milestone agreement signed today by Clare Woodcraft-Scott, CEO of Emirates Foundation , and Hareb Al Muhairi, Senior Vice President of Corporate and International Affairs at Etihad Airways ...

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Latest global innovations in electric and hybrid vehicle technology to share UAE spotlight

Abdulla Abdulqader Al Maeeni

More than 200 delegates expected for inaugural International Conference on Future Mobility 2015 in Dubai. Dubai, UAE: The UAE will be the focal point of the latest global advancements in electric vehicle technology when the Middle East’s first international conference on innovations in electric and hybrid vehicles makes its November 2015 debut in Dubai. The International Conference on Future Mobility ...

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Demand still outstrips supply for teachers in Gulf region, experts say

uae teachers

14,000 more teachers needed in UAE international schools in the next five years. British expat teachers top international educators in premium internationals in KSA, UAE and Qatar. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The main challenge for teacher recruitment throughout the Gulf region is that demand is still outstripping supply, experts said at the ongoing International and Private Schools Education Forum ...

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Pacific Controls Cloud Services partners with VMware to launch Cloud based Desktop as a Service (DaaS) in the GCC

pacific controls

Participation in VMware Horizon DaaS Powered Validation will enable customers to securely access desktop using any device, from anywhere. Pacific Controls Cloud Services (PCCS), the leading provider of IT as a Service (ITaaS) and a full range of cloud solutions, today announced that it has achieved VMware™ Horizon DaaS® Powered status, which will help enable its customers to rapidly deploy ...

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Etisalat enhances enterprise mobility through secure Cloud-based solutions


Etisalat collaborates with Kony to help UAE enterprises speed the process of developing and delivering mobile apps with a mobility Centre of Excellence Etisalat announced today that it will accelerate adoption of mobility for enterprises in the UAE, enabling business customers to meet their organisational demands through secure cloud-based solutions. In 2015, the IT sector in the UAE is forecast ...

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Dubai Trade announces the 8th ESEA with new smart and innovation awards

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE

Event aligns with Smart City Initiative and UAE Year of Innovation with six new categories. Dubai: Dubai Trade, the online gateway for trade and logistics services in Dubai, has announced the 8th cycle of its annual flagship event, the E-Services Excellence Award (ESEA) with a new theme and categories to support the Smart City initiative and 2015 Year of Innovation ...

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UAE signs agreement on mutual encouragement and protection of investments with the Republic of Mauritius


On behalf of the UAE, the Ministry of Finance (MoF), signed yesterday an agreement on mutual encouragement and protection of investments with the Republic of Mauritius. This is following the Ministry’s commitment to strengthen the UAE’s role and its position both locally and internationally, and specifically in fields related to the UAE’s economic development, foreign investment network, and providing the ...

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