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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 8, 2014

10:00 GMT
(press release)

OSN, the region’s leading pay-TV network, has revamped its website ( to provide visitors an enhanced experience and seamless access across multiple devices.

July 7, 2014

Jawad Squalli, regional vice president for Epicor in the Middle East, Africa and India
11:56 GMT
(press release)

Epicor Software Corporation announced that Alkhalij Enterprises, is to implement the Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.

Dr. Mazen Bachir, Managing Director, Passavant Energy and Environment
09:47 GMT
(press release)

Passavant Energy & Environment has announced that it has signed two contracts for a combined value of AED 103 million for the construction and operation of two wastewater treatment plants in India.

July 6, 2014

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09:56 GMT
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Dubai World Central (DWC) has partnered with major business organizations in the UAE in a bid to promote its rapidly expanding Business Park Free Zone to the country’s growing business community.

09:45 GMT
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Biolab was honored by global provider of biotechnology solutions, Luminex, for making substantial strides in the field of molecular biology and immunology by introducing the Luminex 100/200 analysis system.

Raoul Tecala, Dimension Data’s Business Development Director for Networking
09:30 GMT
(press release)

Dimension Data reveals that while organisations continue to invest in pervasive wireless connectivity at the edge of their networks, they are also starting to invest in the access network infrastructure needed to support this wireless connectivity.

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06:36 GMT
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This Ramadan, Dubai Festival City Mall has pledged to support the ‘UAE Water Aid’ (UAE Suquia) campaign.

July 4, 2014

Political unrest in Egypt is not affecting work on the mall, confirms George Kostas, CEO of UAE-based retailer Majid Al Futtaim Properties.
02:14 GMT

Mall of Egypt, the 160,000-square metre mega-mall being developed by Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) Properties in Cairo, is proceeding on track despite unrest in the country, a senior official confirmed.

July 3, 2014

Ahmad Al Naser, Managing Director of Drake & Scull Engineering
09:34 GMT
(press release)

Drake & Scull International has announced the winning of AED 304 million deal for the electrical transmission line of the Uttarakhand Power Sector Investment Program-Project in Uttarakhand, India.

Toys “R” Us website
08:29 GMT
(press release)

Constantly working to enhance its customer’s retail experience, Toys “R” Us, the world’s favorite toys retailer, launched its e-commerce website enabling customers to shop within the comfort of their homes.

“The facility scope of work is similar to other facilities built in the past by the US Army Corps of Engineers in other Middle Eastern countries,” it added.
02:14 GMT

The US government has announced plans to build a new military hospital in Kuwait at a cost of $1.7 billion

July 1, 2014

FedEx Express SenseAware
10:03 GMT
(press release)

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and the world’s largest express transportation company, has announced the launch of its award-winning service, SenseAware, in the United Arab Emirates.

Hazem Mulhim, CEO, EastNets
07:19 GMT
(press release)

EastNets announced that it has been awarded the 2014 SWIFT Certified Application Alliance Screening Add-on Label for its list screening solution.

June 30, 2014

09:08 GMT
(press release)

Biolab was honored by the Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization for the range of high quality medical testing and diagnostic services it provides to individuals, physicians, hospitals and other laboratories.

The regulations will be issued before the end of the year and a six-month grace period for its implementation will be put in place.
04:55 GMT

A high commission set up to develop the regulations ensuring retailers close at 9 p.m. has completed its task.