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No connection: Online apps and social platforms struggle to establish bonds with UAE users – study

A new study has shown that mobile apps and online social platforms are “struggling” to create strong bonds with consumers in the United Arab Emirates, despite their widespread use. A survey of 1,000 UAE residents carried out by MBLM, a brand consultancy firm, said that last year apps and online social networks in general ranked lowly, coming 13th on a …

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Technology will help drive the next wave of growth in UAE

Boost in efficiency with leaner organisations, resources to invest in other areas of growth Commonly, businesses require a great deal of support to process government and corporate transactions such as licensing, leasing, visa issuance and customer care. The level of support received has become a fundamental factor in evaluating any business environment, as it enables companies to get their business …

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UAE’s smart services help save $2.17bln over three years

The savings generated can be attributed to reducing the time it takes to process transactions and cutting fuel costs. Smart Government applications generated savings of AED8.00 billion in three years, according to a study conducted by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, (TRA). The study addressed the impact of the UAE Smart Government on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) from 2015 through …

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Seed capital helps MENA female start-ups take flight

Women are underrepresented when it comes to new business launches and Elissa Freiha – founder of the first female-focused accelerator in the region, Womena – is passionate about pushing the numbers higher. “Honestly, I think this region is the most exciting start-up space globally right now for the simple fact that the potential is still untapped,” she says. “The resources …

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Dubai to cut municipal fees, freeze school costs in stimulus effort

The council also decided to scrap 19 fees related to the aviation industry and waived late payment fees on property registrations for 60 days Dubai’s government said it would reduce municipal fees, scrap some aviation charges and freeze school costs in the latest of a series of efforts to stimulate economic growth, which has been hindered by weak real estate …

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Popular Arab social media stars talk about success and social messaging on YouTube

The final session of Sharjah Ramadan Majlis at al Majaz Amphitheatre last night (Sunday, June 3) was dedicated to the new generation of YouTubers Sharjah Government Media Bureau – If YouTube has emerged as one of the most powerful modern media platforms with massive impact on public perceptions and attitudes, a great deal of credit goes to social media stars …

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Know your numbers: Advisors welcome banks’ attempt to improve financial knowledge among business owners

Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day The introduction of a new guide aimed at improving the financial literacy of business owners has been welcomed by advisors. The UAE Banks Federation (UBF) announced yesterday that the 64-page guide has been produced as part of its …

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Emirates NBD to launch EasyHub integrated digital kiosks

Access branch services beyond banking hours, any day of the week Partners with Diebold Nixdorf to offer multi-functional interactive terminal Open an account and get a debit card instantly Access branch services beyond banking hours, any day of the week Dubai: Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the Middle East, has partnered with Diebold Nixdorf, a world leader in driving …

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Pearson VUE enters into computer-based exam agreement with Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council

Pearson VUE will deliver the exams via its network of highly secure and convenient test centers ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Pearson VUE has entered into an agreement with the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) in Abu Dhabi to develop and deliver its skills verification examination programme across a wide range of sectors. The new agreement means …

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Times Higher Education International Student List names American University of Sharjah number one in the world

AUS currently welcomes students from more than 95 countries Sharjah, UAE — For the second year running, American University of Sharjah (AUS) has topped the Times Higher Education (THE) list of universities with the highest percentage of international students globally. The list is widely regarded as one of the most reliable indicators of international student numbers, with the list’s data …

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