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For those concerned about consumption and commercialization in Ramadan, the month of fasting threatens to be turned into the month of overeating and excessive prices.
July 4, 2014 - 15:15 GMT
With petrodollars in the Gulf, splashing cash at luxury hotels is not an issue for those who can afford it, but the true meaning of Ramadan is being lost in the process

March 12, 2014

During the event
10:51 GMT

Ogilvy & Mather today announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Memac Ogilvy. Founded in 1984 by Eddie Moutran in Bahrain, Memac Ogilvy has been associated with Ogilvy & Mather since 1986.

Drake and Scull
06:27 GMT
(press release)

Off-Site Engineering Solutions has received an order from Drake and Scull (Saudi Arabia) to supply prefabricated Multi Service Modules to the Jabal Omar Development in Makkah, KSA.

March 11, 2014

The joint EZW-Dubai Customs smart retail hub matajircom was launched Monday in Dubai (Courtesy of Trade and Export Middle East)
10:00 GMT

Dubai has launched the world's first purpose-built smart retail hub "matajircom" Monday in conjunction with Economic Zones World and Dubai Customs.

ICC World Twenty20 on OSN
08:52 GMT
(press release)

OSN, the region’s leading pay-TV network and the undisputed ‘home of cricket’ will bring sports fans live and exclusive coverage of the highly anticipated ICC World Twenty20.

Ski Dubai
07:58 GMT
(press release)

Ski Dubai, the region’s premier skiing resort, has announced that it will offer all UAE residents the chance to hone their skiing and snowboarding skills at a fraction of the regular cost.

March 10, 2014

During the workshop
13:05 GMT
(press release)

Sharjah Museums Department, in collaboration with the renowned German Goethe-Institut, recently conducted an innovative workshop aimed at specialists working in the museum education sector.

The General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) has already recruited 107 Saudi engineers who graduated from Saudi universities and obtained scholarships abroad
12:55 GMT

Ibrahim NaffeeThe new King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) will create job opportunities for over 3,500 Saudi men and women in shops, restaurants and hotels at the airport, according to tourism experts.

OSN Cricket Mania – Speed Challenge
11:31 GMT
(press release)

OSN, the region’s leading pay-TV network, and the undisputed ‘home of cricket,’ has launched a nation-wide search for the UAE’s Fastest Bowler called the ‘OSN Cricket Mania – Speed Challenge’.

During Interim Translational Research Institute
05:55 GMT

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) achieved a key milestone in its academic health journey with the opening of its Interim Translational Research Institute (iTRI).

05:25 GMT

United Development Company (UDC), a leading Qatari shareholding company and the master developer of The Pearl-Qatar, is the Sliver Sponsor of the 30th GCC Traffic Week.

March 9, 2014

During the event
09:28 GMT
(press release)

Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa, yesterday hosted the international Interclub ski race at Ski Dubai.

Sharjah Museums Department stand at GESS Exhibition
09:17 GMT
(press release)

The Sharjah Museums’ Department (SMD) participated in the seventh edition of Gulf Educational Supplies & Solutions Exhibition (GESS 2014) and Global Education Forum (GEF 2014).

Qatar leads the Luxury Opportunity Index that highlights the top 10 locations around the world with the greatest potential for luxury growth (Shutterstock)
07:52 GMT

A new report released this week projects that the world's wealthiest will spend more on luxurious goods in 2014, representing key investment opportunities for Qatar, UAE and Saudi Arabia who top the "Luxury Opportunity Index."

06:59 GMT

The Occupational Health & Safety Department at Hamad Medical Corporation, in collaboration with Qatar University, will be hosting the 3rd World Nuclear University School on Radiation Technologies (WNU-RT).

Desert Stanzas
06:32 GMT
(press release)

The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has commissioned the first Emirati artist, Shadi Almatroushy, to create a special work of art for the second edition of ‘Desert Stanzas.’