Since the construction of Dubai’s new metro system, lots of new investors, real estate developers, and first time homebuyers have shown increased interest in the area. The new railway system has completely changed the living habits of many inhabitants and has prompted many to choose to live closer to major train stations for the many advantages these prime locations offer. But, as it is the often the case, these new pieces of prime real estate come with a steep price tag.
The Arab region now produces 15.5 percent of the world gas production, an increase of 11.8 percent from the year 1980's levels, according to the Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries, (OAPEC). Kuwait News Agency, KUNA, quoted Engineer Wael Abdul Mo'ti, gas industries expert at the Technical Affairs Department, OAPEC, as saying that Arab countries' natural gas production has significantly been growing since early 1980s through 2015, clocking an annual growth of 7 percent. The expert made the statements on the sidelines of the second day of the 24th Forum on Fundamentals of Oil and Gas Industry, organised by OAPEC in Kuwait.
The total operating expenses of Emirates Telecommunications Group Company PJSC, Etisalat, amounted to AED 34.6 billion from AED 32.75 billion last year. The 5.6 percent growth, which excludes the royalty fees to the Federal Government , comes on the back of tremendous business development and strong performance by the Group in 18 markets across the world.
The Ministry of Health achieved a number of accomplishments for quality and health assurance during the years 2011-2012 that would improve health services by analysing and following up on complaints and suggestions accordingly. To achieve this, several introductory meetings in every medical district were organized to unify the suggestions and complaints form, work towards an effective mechanism for the complaints and suggestions system and prepare a 3-monthly strategic performance indicator system as a well as a weekly and monthly agenda to follow up the progress of unifying the complaints and suggestions procedures.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World and Chairman of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with leading multinationals in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) for Jafza’s ambitious internship programme — Tumoohi. Under this initiative, Emirati graduates will intern with partner companies between six months to one year. The ceremony was held at the Careers UAE at the Dubai World Trade Centre in the presence of Adel Bin Turkeya, Chief Resources Officer and Khawla Ali, Head of Human Resources. In the second phase of Tumoohi, Jafza is joined by leading organisations in the UAE, including Unilever, Proclad, Agility, MAN Truck & Bus AG, BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates, Ocean Fair International, Nestle and Ajman University.
Nasdaq Dubai, the region’s international stock exchange, announced on Monday it will create a premier platform for capital market, economic, and business thought leadership. Named ‘Market Site’, the venue at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) will feature an attractive and technologically advanced event space for corporate functions and seminars as well as broadcasting studio facilities.
Global loyalty marketing agency, ICLP reveals research which states that whilst Club Apparel, which comprises of over 70 international brands, is considered to be performing the most strongly in the eyes of UAE shoppers when it comes to rewarding customer loyalty, retailers in general are failing to drive devotion amongst consumers. Just 29% of UAE consumers feel that their custom and loyalty is being rewarded by their favoured retailer, while 36% said that they felt appreciated if they were a regular customer. ICLP surveyed UAE consumers to understand how far their expectations were being met by a named retail brand that they shop with frequently and are loyal to, and revealed that brands still have a significant journey to make in order to build a strong relationship with their customers. Working with Professor Rogge of the University of Rochester, ICLP applied Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love to the relationship between shoppers and brands, and defined the ideal, or ‘devoted’ relationship, as one where shoppers feel passion, intimacy, and commitment to the brand.
Many questions have been raised since President Donald Trump signed his January 27 executive order banning Muslim citizens from seven countries from entering the United States. The initial outrage to protests and court hearings. The first case involved a pair of Yemeni brothers who were two of the thousands of Muslims whose visas were revoked. More than 60,000 people found themselves in the same predicament. More legal action and complete turmoil has continued as several countries began to rethink relations with the United States. Will Trump’s actions divide the Middle East?
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, , launched a national initiative for long-term building a green economy in the UAE under the slogan "green economy for sustainable development" aims through the UAE to be a world leader in this area and a center for export and re-export of products and green technologies in addition to maintain a sustainable environment supports economic growth, this initiative includes a range of programs and policies in the areas of energy, agriculture, investment and sustainable transport in addition to environmental policies and new urban aims to raise the quality of life in the state.
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), praised RTA’s achievement of obtaining the Dubai Chamber Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Label, rendering it the first government entity to win this accolade. “The RTA is always keen to introduce new initiatives to reinforce its social responsibility and support all initiatives and programs of the Dubai Government in various scientific, social, humanitarian and economic fields. Realizing these objectives is part of RTA’s continuous efforts to enhance its CSR and profile besides achieving people’s happiness. Achieving this Label culminates RTA’s efforts at the local level, highlighted by the scores of CSR initiatives such as ‘Read More’, which benefited more than half a million people, and the ‘Charity Bus’ initiative which serves 3,000 meals to public transport users in Ramadan,” said Al Tayer.