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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.

October 30, 2012

Souq.com
04:45 GMT
(press release)

Souq.com announced a new round of investment from Naspers Limited and Tiger Global.

October 25, 2012

A bad Eid for Beiruti business owners after the Sassine square bomb
11:24 GMT

Shopkeepers and merchants in Beirut lamented what they said was an unprecedented decline in business during Eid al-Adha, as shoppers confined their purchases to bare necessities two days ahead of the Muslim holiday commencing Friday.

Israeli police have stopped a protest outside an Israeli supermarket near Ramallah
09:15 GMT

Israeli police Wednesday used force to disperse some 100 Palestinians and international activists who were protesting at the entrance of the Israeli supermarket chain, Rami Levi, outside a settlement north of Ramallah.

October 24, 2012

One of the activities
08:51 GMT
(press release)

The Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) has unveiled a package of awe-inspiring, entertaining, and social events and activities that have been specially designed to celebrate Eid Al Adha.

During the event
06:36 GMT

The Chairman of Al Habtoor Group, Khalaf Al Habtoor, welcomed officials from the Securities & Commodities Authority (SCA) at the Group’s head office in Dubai on Tuesday, October 23.

The light are set to go out early in Egypt, even in tourist hotspot
06:00 GMT

Northern Egyptian governorate of Qalioubiya confirms it will enforce the controversial 10pm curfew on local businesses, effective from early November

October 23, 2012

Hospitality Development Company at DIYAFA
10:39 GMT

Hospitality Development Company has concluded a successful three-day participation in the renowned International Hotel, Restaurant and Food Exhibition in Qatar, DIYAFA 2012.

Princess Tower
08:16 GMT
(press release)

Emrill, the leading Facilities Management provider in the UAE, announced today winning a facilities services contract for the Guinness World Record breaking, Princess Tower in Dubai Marina.

Babies “R” Us Autumn / Winter
07:55 GMT
(press release)

Toys “R” Us, the world’s favourite toy and juvenile products retailer, today announced the launch of its stylish Autumn / Winter collection of Babies “R” Us apparel across all its stores in the UAE.

Rasasi Perfumes!
07:00 GMT
(press release)

A perfume which celebrates life as in a poetry, an unconventional fragrance that could easily engage with the concept of magical realism. Welcome to the world of Ashaar from Rasasi Perfumes!

During the visit
05:47 GMT

A delegation from Malaysia called on senior executives of the Al Habtoor Group at the Group’s head office on Thursday, October 18.

October 22, 2012

The Greater Amman Municipality is to extend opening hours for the Abdali market for Eid al Adha
11:47 GMT

The Greater Amman Municipality will allow vendors at Abdali’s Friday market to display their goods on Wednesday and Thursday this week in anticipation of Eid Al Adha, a Greater Amman Municipality has announced

Khaldoun Tabari, CEO of Drake & Scull International
10:25 GMT
(press release)

Drake and Scull Kuwait has been awarded MEP packages for a private residential development and the second college for SabahAl-Salem University for a contract value of AED 112 million.

Fine sponsors Amman Marathon
09:28 GMT
(press release)

FINE Hygienic Paper Company has sponsored the Amman International Marathon, which was held on Friday October 19th, 2012.

Bayt.com, the Middle East’s number one job site
08:09 GMT
(press release)

Bayt.com, the Middle East’s number one job site, is empowering job seekers across the region with its mobile application, now available for BlackBerry as well as Android and iPhone.