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Many Muslims are concerned that Ramadan's aim to draw worshipers away from indulging in the material world is being eroded.
July 27, 2014 - 20:32 GMT
Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, is a boon for retailers in the Middle East, South Asia and beyond. And while some Muslims welcome it as a positive sign, others see it as commercialization of a sacred time of year.

February 27, 2014

There are 1,600 companies in the freezone (Courtesy of Arabian Business)
13:00 GMT

Dubai Airport's Freezone Authority saw a 42 percent increase in its revenues last year.

Ibrahim Eissa’s El Boss exclusively on OSN Ya Hala HD
11:25 GMT
(press release)

OSN unveiled its first current affairs themed reality series, El Boss starring acclaimed journalist and TV personality, Ibrahim Eissa.

Sheikh Haitham bin Saqr bin Sultan Al Qasimi stands with the divers
09:59 GMT
(press release)

Sharjah Maritime Museum, Sharjah Aquarium and Bait Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamad Al Qasimi organized the Kalba Port Cleanup Campaign.

During the signing
07:25 GMT
(press release)

Imdaad has signed a gate pass and permit applications contract with Trakhees, an entity of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation established to integrate licensing and compliance functions.

February 26, 2014

During the event
11:30 GMT
(press release)

Dubai World Central has announced that it has signed a new deal with Falcon Aviation Services to open the first VVIP aircraft completion centre in the Middle East at the Aviation District in Dubai World Central.

During the event
08:48 GMT
(press release)

Employees from Imdaad recently participated in the fun run organized by Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), the regulatory arm of Trakhees-Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC).

February 25, 2014

More than 500 Subways are now open in the Middle East region (Courtesy of Geographically Yours)
16:00 GMT

Subway now has 500 locations in the Middle East and Africa region opened for business.

During the event
15:03 GMT

The Senior Management of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) recently held its annual strategic retreat last weekend to begin the strategic planning cycle for 2014.

Hazem Mulhim, CEO, EastNets
10:32 GMT
(press release)

EastNets, a leading global provider of compliance and payments solutions and services for financial institutions and corporates, has once again been included in the Chartis 2014 RiskTech100 rankings.

Sean Connor, General Manager of PLUG INS
07:04 GMT
(press release)

For a second year in a row, PLUG INS will participate in the Abu Dhabi Electronics Shopper 2014 (ADES) slated to be held from February 26 to March 1 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

He added that sales in the region are growing by 15 per cent year on year.xx
03:55 GMT

“By 2020, we want to reach $6 billion (Dh22 billion),” said Yves Manghardt, chairman and chief executive officer of Nestle Middle East.

February 24, 2014

Lumiglass Industries is set to expand production capacity
12:03 GMT

Dubai Investments, a leading investment company listed on Dubai Financial Market, has announced that it is targeting 40 per cent growth in the demand for glass during 2014.

Darko Macura, Operations Director, Drake & Scull Rail
11:04 GMT
(press release)

Drake & Scull Rail has announced that it has won a contract worth AED 35 million for a new Airport Passenger Movement System at the Dubai International Airport.

Rampage Jackson
06:21 GMT
(press release)

Bellator MMA will now be available for the first time to the many passionate mixed martial arts fans across the region exclusively on OSN from March 1st, 2014.

February 23, 2014

Tamkeen, A9eel in School student exhibition
06:55 GMT
(press release)

Tamkeen concludedits“A9eel in School” student exhibition at Seef Mall on Thursday 20th of February 2014 with an award ceremony to honour the winning teams.