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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

July 24, 2011

Zee Aflam will broadcast themed films in the GCC and Arab world in spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan
09:33 GMT
(press release)

Zee Aflam will broadcast themed films in the GCC and Arab world, in spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

The initiative is part of Majid Al Futtaim Properties’ regional-wide Ramadan campaign
09:23 GMT
(press release)

Majid Al Futtaim Properties will once again institute its ‘Make A Difference This Ramadan’ campaign, continuing the company’s commitment to help the underprivileged across the region.

Ahmed Bin Humaidan, Director General of Dubai eGovernment
08:35 GMT
(press release)

Dubai eGovernment announced that its mPay mobile payment gateway has collected over AED 3.5 million for the first half of 2011.

Lip Polish by Merle Norman
07:47 GMT
(press release)

Merle Norman Cosmetics is soon to open its fifth studio in Mushrif Mall, Abu Dhabi, making strong in-roads in the Middle East market.

IKEA Kuwait Ramadan menu
07:42 GMT
(press release)

IKEA Kuwait has introduced a delicious Iftar menu for the Holy month of Ramadan at its restaurant.

07:34 GMT
(press release)

Kenexa, a global provider of business solutions for human resources, unveiled details of its newest suite of offerings: Social Solutions.

July 21, 2011

A third of Emirates business travelers (32%) say that they are inseparable from their fitness clothing
14:12 GMT
(press release)

Emirates nationals are actually so bent on fitness that they won’t leave home without their costumes or tracksuits - even when they travel for work!

Claude Monet (1840-1926), Les Peupliers, painted in 1891, sold at $22,482,500
13:31 GMT
(press release)

Christie’s International, the world’s leading art business, today announced worldwide sales for the first half of 2011 of £2.0 billion ($3.2 billion), up 17.6% by £ on last year’s figure of £1.7 billion.

Sunil John, ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller CEO
13:20 GMT
(press release)

Sunil John, Chief Executive Officer of ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller, has been elected as one of the two members representing the West Asia region in IPRA’s new global governing body.

Visa Infinite card
09:36 GMT
(press release)

Visa, one of the world’s leading payment solutions providers, has announced a new partnership with Emirates Airline, offering their exciting promotion ‘Summer Smiles in Dubai’.

REDTAG store at Safeer Mall, Ras Al Khaimah
09:12 GMT
(press release)

With the opening of its 12th store in UAE at Safeer Mall, Ras Al Khaimah on Wednesday 20th July 2011, the REDTAG Group now boasts 72 stores in the Middle East.

July 20, 2011

Damas inaugurates new store in Dalma Mall, Abu Dhabi
14:14 GMT
(press release)

Damas, the Middle East’s leading international jewellery and watch retailer, has inaugurated a new store in Dalma Mall, Abu Dhabi.

Ashraf Sabry, CEO, Fawry and Magdy Hassan, Vice President and Country Manager, Egypt, MasterCard Worldwide
13:41 GMT
(press release)

MasterCard Worldwide has teamed up with Fawry to launch MasterCard Bill Pay services to enable MasterCard cardholders to use their cards for bill payments and mobile top-up via Fawry’s retail network.

Sudhir Kumar Shetty, COO - Global Operations, UAE Exchange
11:25 GMT

American Express Credit Card members can now pay their credit card bill payments at any of the widely networked UAE Exchange branches across the UAE.

Hamptons MENA distributes computers and accessories to the PC Refurbishment Centre at Dubai Municipality
09:25 GMT
(press release)

Hamptons MENA, has highlighted its commitment to corporate social responsibility by donating computers and IT accessories to the Dubai Municipality PC Refurbishment Centre.