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As per industry estimates, the wedding market in India is about $25 billion (Dh91.83 million), growing at a rate of 25 to 30 per cent annually.
August 7, 2014 - 04:55 GMT
Muscat is likely to witness two large-scale Indian weddings featuring 700 and 1,000 guests in November and early next year.

April 29, 2014

Lust for technology: GITEX shopper is used by nearly half of Emirati residents (Image: Emirates247)
14:04 GMT

It's all about the consumer: Around 45 percent of UAE residents use GITEX shopper to purchase their IT products, according to an Acer survey.

Tescos supermarket may be looking to open several branches in the UAE (File/AFP)
12:48 GMT

Choithrams and British-based Tescos will be joining forces to bring the supermarket chain to the UAE, a source has said.

Ningxia delegation with Jafza team
11:08 GMT

A 13-member delegation from Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China, visited Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) last week.

April 28, 2014

Dubai is now being compared to London's and Paris' women apparel market (File Archive)
14:00 GMT

The share of women's mid-market apparel within emerging markets is expected to rise to over 50 percent by 2025, and Dubai is leading the way in this development.

During the IAA Careers day
08:44 GMT
(press release)

Biolab, the exclusive Biomnis dealer in the Kingdom, recently participated in a career day hosted by the International Amman Academy School (IAA), held for students between ninth and eleventh grade.

During the event
06:00 GMT

Hamad Medical Corporation has announced its plans to launch the Hamad Healthcare Quality Institute in Qatar.

While some shoppers considered counterfeit goods as a solution to counter the monopoly of original commodities that are very costly, others stressed the importance of increasing inspections to combat commercial fraud and counterfeiting.
00:21 GMT

Many traders have expressed their concern over fake and duplicate items in the local markets, while shoppers justified their need to buy such items since original items cost far too much because of monopoly trade practices.

April 27, 2014

Professor Valerie Lindsay, Dean of the Faculty of Business at UOWD & Geetu Ahuja, Head of GCC at CIMA
09:23 GMT
(press release)

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, has signed a memorandum of agreement with the University of Wollongong in Dubai, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the UAE.

April 24, 2014

Participants had to borrow and summarise as many books as they could, in just five lines. In all, 80 children between the ages of six to 12 years took part in the competition
08:28 GMT
(press release)

The Dubai Public Library recorded over 2,000 entries for more than 70 activities, held as part of its ‘Alwan Spring Programme'.

April 23, 2014

Professor Dr Alexander Knuth, Medical Director of National Center for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR) at Hamad Medical Corporation
13:11 GMT

Professor Dr Alexander Knuth has been awarded the prestigious Johann-Georg-Zimmermann Medal 2013/14 at an award ceremony in Hanover, Germany.

April 22, 2014

At Careers UAE, Dubai Culture will reach out to young Emiratis looking to make a mark in Dubai’s cultural and artistic scene
12:37 GMT
(press release)

The Dubai Culture is promoting a ‘culture of imagination,’ across the city’s creative industries, through its participation at Careers UAE 2014.

Jamal Abdulla Lootah, CEO of Imdaad
12:06 GMT
(press release)

Imdaad has joined the Careers UAE 2014, the latest edition of the leading recruitment, education, and training event exclusively for UAE Nationals.

The brand's communication director Craig Smith said the store opening was "a fantastic opportunity." (Image via Tedbakerblog)
11:11 GMT

One of the biggest British "high street" brands Ted Baker, celebrated opening its first store in Africa on Monday in Cario Festival City Mall.

During dust storms, particles of dust are carried long distances by strong and violent winds
06:00 GMT

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has advised Qatar residents to follow the necessary precautions to ensure they remain unaffected by dust storms as the summer months approach.

April 21, 2014

Mobile apps, Cloud services and the Internet of Things are changing the way organisations deliver applications, and APIs are central to this change
06:52 GMT
(press release)

CA Technologies recently hosted an Application Programming Interface (API) Academy event in Dubai to help organisations deliver more confidently and quickly the Cloud.