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500 Startups invests in 12 Middle East and North Africa (MENA) startups as part of the second ‘MENA DOJO’ series a program

Silicon Valley based 500 Startups, the most active early-stage Venture Capital firm in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, has announced twelve pre-Series A regional companies participating in the second edition of the MENA Dojo Series A Program following a very rigorous selection process. The startups in this batch include : Eyewa, online glasses and contact lenses retailer; …

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UAE’s Arabtec wins its first international deal in 12 months – CEO

Contractor eyeing Saudi Arabia and Egypt, the region’s two biggest markets, as it seeks to grow its order book. Contractor Arabtec is set to make a return to the Egyptian market as part of a renewed push beyond its core market of the United Arab Emirates. The company’s chief executive Hamish Tyrwhitt told Zawya in an interview in Dubai last …

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in5, Oracle collaborate to drive Dubai startup growth through digital transformation

Global technology leader to provide 120+ startups with meet-up sessions, training on emerging technologies. in5, an enabling platform for students, startups and entrepreneurs, has entered into an agreement with Oracle to help startups in Dubai explore new growth avenues, introduce innovative services, and deliver an exceptional customer experience through driving digital transformation. In its first phase of implementation, the program …

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Dubai among world’s top 3 model smart cities

Emirate has been taking a pioneering role in self-driving cars, automated ports, testing of delivery robots and drones and social robots among others. By Waheed Abbas, Khaleej Times Dubai has been chosen among the world’s top 3 model smart cities, pioneering in different public and private services for the betterment of its residents. This thanks to a host of initiatives …

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Hala China: UAE to go all out to woo the Chinese traveller

By Staff Report, Khaleej Times Meraas has launched a new initiative – Hala China – to attract Chinese visitors to the UAE in line with Dubai’s Tourism Vision 2020 strategy. The new initiative has been launched in collaboration with Dubai Holding and DXB Entertainments. It aims to organise events and create tourism packages catered to Chinese visitors, according to a …

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Focus on SMEs: Dubai to launch first local online marketplace

DubaiStore will also host the licensed home businesses acting as a reference platform. By Staff Writer, TradeArabia Digital Economy Solutions (DES), a joint venture between emaratech and the Department of Economic Development of Dubai (DED), will launch DubaiStore, the first local online marketplace to focus on SMEs and home-based businesses (e-traders). DubaiStore, quintessentially an online marketplace for all licensed businesses …

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South Korea’s trade minister highlights five key sectors for UAE investors

Kim Hyun-Chong says opportunities exist in tech, biotech, petrochemicals, construction and in cultural content and consumer goods By Michael Fahy, ZAWYA South Korea’s Minister of Trade highlighted cooperation in the petrochemicals sector as one of five key markets where trade opportunities between his country and the United Arab Emirates can be developed further. Speaking at the Annual Investment Meeting in …

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Al Habtoor founder open to IPO after 2020

The Group is the powerhouse behind real estate mega project, Al Habtoor City By Staff Writer, CPI Financial Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, founder of the Al Habtoor Group (The Group), believes 2018 will be a much better year for businesses in the UAE after a tough year in the previous 12 months. The Chairman conceded 2017 had been a challenging …

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Hyperloop connections to boost GCC tourism infrastructure to $56bln by 2022

UAE ranked the most competitive in the region, driven by the development of multiple transport projects UAE – GCC capital investments in tourism infrastructure are expected to reach $56 billion by 2022, with the UAE ranked the most competitive in the region, driven by the development of multiple transport projects, according to the latest research published ahead of Arabian Travel …

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Dubai Quality Group kicked off the 15th Cycle Emirates Women Award 2018 to empower UAE professional & Business Women

The Submission Deadline for Emirates Women Award on 12th April 2018. Under the theme “Wisdom, Goodness and Giving”, Dubai Quality Group kicked off the 15th Cycle of Emirates Women Awards (EWA), under the patronage of H.H. Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, to empower UAE professional & Business Women (National and residents) …

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