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ADIB celebrates UAE national graduates from Tamkeen and Qiyadat leadership programmes

3 graduates will benefit from a fully paid Master scholarship offered by the American University in the Emirates. Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a leading financial institution, has celebrated the graduation of 35 employees from two of its flagship leadership training programmes, Tamkeen and Qiyadat. Attending the awarding ceremony to distribute certificates to the graduates was Mr. Khamis …

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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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Dubai-based Wrappup bought by Silicon Valley firm

Company’s co-founders will all join competitor Voicera. By Michael Fahy, ZAWYA A Dubai-based technology company started at a hackathon event three years ago has been bought out by a Silicon Valley-based competitor. Wrappup, which has been developing an app using artificial intelligence (AI) to record and automatically note action points in meetings, has been acquired by Voicera, which has also …

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ATM 2018: Technology, sustainable tourism set to be event highlights

GCC tourism industry grows ten-fold and more since first show opened New hospitality projects, advanced technologies and sustainable travel trends will be discussed and highlighted during the 4-day Arabian Travel Market 2018, which opens today at Dubai World Trade Centre. The 25th edition of the ATM, the largest gathering of region’s hospitality and tourism companies and professionals since its inception, …

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Software sector witnesses highest talent turnover in MENA: Study

The trouble with retaining tech talent is high-demand and rising compensation within the industry. By Staff Writer, Khaleej Times The technology sector, retail and media industry witnessed the highest talent turnover in the Mena region as employees moved to search for better opportunities, a study by LinkedIn has revealed. The findings, based on LinkedIn’s data on half-a-billion professionals, show that …

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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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MENA Innovation 2018 – Official Ministerial Summit for ICT Innovation in Education & Digital Inclusion

Industry and government are looking forward with anticipation to MENA Innovation 2018 which will see the gathering of ministers and government officials, under the patronage of HE Yasser El Kady, Egyptian Minister of Communications & Information Technology. The summit will take place over three days at the Dusit Thani, Cairo, 29 – 31 July. Up to 25 Middle Eastern and …

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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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Investing in education a ‘long-term commitment’, says GEMS CEO

In the latest of a series of articles on philanthropic activities undertaken by families of UAE business leaders, Dino Varkey, the son of GEMS Education founder Sunny Varkey, discusses the role of the firm and Varkey Foundation in broadening access to learning. Dino Varkey, the CEO of GEMS Education is the third generation of a family of education entrepreneurs who …

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