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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

May 4, 2014

Dubai Investments
12:11 GMT

Dubai Investments announced a jump in its net profits by 26% to AED 265 million for the first quarter of 2014, compared to AED 211 million in the same period last year.

Biolab Free Medical Day
11:02 GMT
(press release)

Biolab, the exclusive Biomnis dealer in the Kingdom, recently participated in a free medical day within the Naour district.

Injazat Data Systems
10:53 GMT
(press release)

Injazat Data Systems’ Information Technology solutions for Al Ain City Municipality were recently featured at the Cityscape Abu Dhabi exhibition.

During the event
10:44 GMT
(press release)

Emirates Green Building Council joined hands with Middle East Facility Management Association to host a networking event focused on the newest trends in green community development and management.

May 1, 2014

Dubai Public Library marks Library Week
09:10 GMT
(press release)

The Dubai Public Library, took the essence of the written word to the community through ‘Library Week,’ the annual initiative aimed at instilling the importance of reading among young students.

April 30, 2014

Malcolm Fox, vice president, product marketing at Epicor Software
11:05 GMT
(press release)

Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, unveils Epicor ERP version 10 at its annual customer conference.

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'.