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September 25, 2017

Beach-goers in Dubai can now get their coffee via a drone. (Shutterstock)
14:46 GMT
The Jumeirah Beach Road branch tested out the technology and took their ‘Frostino’ and ‘Cold Brew’ beverages to customers on Kite Beach.
Most billionaires started out as salesmen, just like Michael Dell. (AFP)
14:35 GMT
The majority of the world’s richest people are degree holders and started their career in sales, according to a new study.
Over the next three years, 52 percent of airlines plan major AI programs. (AFP/ File)
14:15 GMT
Airlines and airports are embracing new technologies and turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to support their customer service.
In many GCC countries, cultural bias still exists, and women are perceived as unsuitable for some jobs or positions. (File photo)
14:10 GMT
The subject of gender diversity is still an emerging one in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Doing some upfront research can help avoid scammers and bad deals. (AFP/ File)
14:01 GMT
Tips to keep in mind when shopping and financing a used car in the UAE.
Qatar has expressed its plans to support and strengthen national food products. (AFP/ File)
13:17 GMT
Qatar wants to involve investors in new food and medicine production projects.
The current equity ownership split in Sadara is 65 percent Saudi Aramco and 35 percent Dow. (AFP/ File)
13:07 GMT
Once the deal is finalized, Dow and Saudi Aramco would each hold a 50 percent stake in Sadara.
Amazon Web Services today announced that it plans to open an infrastructure base in Bahrain. (AFP)
12:53 GMT
Amazon Web Services, an Amazon.com company, today announced that it plans to open an infrastructure base in Bahrain by early 2019.
The VAT on new car purchases will be 5 percent of the vehicle’s value, starting from next year. (Karim Sahib/ AFP)
12:21 GMT
For prospective car buyers in the UAE, now is not the time to buckle up.
The plan is to privatize Saudia and Flyadeal together under the group parent company. (Shutterstock)
11:31 GMT
A new entity, Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation (SAAC), could be corporatised into a holding company this year.

September 24, 2017

Money can’t buy a happy state of mind, but it could buy free time. Here's how. (Pexels)
14:50 GMT
Money can’t buy a happy state of mind, but it could buy free time. Here's how.
Women in the Gulf region want to see more women as leaders. (Pexels)
14:47 GMT
Whilst Gulf countries have seen improvements in female participation in the labour force, many of the strategies used by companies to increase diversity still do not resonate with women.
Snoozing on planes could mean losing hearing, according to a new study. (Pexels)
14:42 GMT
A new research published by Harvard Medical School revealed that snoozing on planes really could mean losing hearing.
Google goes green to celebrate Saudi Arabia's National Day. (Courtesy of Google)
14:36 GMT
Google and Snapchat go green to celebrate Saudi Arabia's National Day.
$15 million will help support basic programmes for Palestinian refugees. (AFP/ File)
14:21 GMT
The UAE has announced its intention to make two financial donations to the United Nations.
The move comes about a year after the UAE introduced its own bankruptcy law. (File photo)
14:15 GMT
The move comes about a year after the UAE introduced its own new bankruptcy law.
Families on a tight budget can now pay in monthly installments, the airline said. (File photo)
13:48 GMT
Customers can now pay for their ticket in monthly installments, the airline said.
Qatar is relying on its gas exports to withstand the Saudi-led siege. (File photo)
13:33 GMT
Qatar's revenues from gas exports helped the country withstand the blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia and its allies.
Flyadeal launched its first commercial flights on Saudi Arabia's national day. (File photo)
12:52 GMT
Flyadeal on Saturday launched its first commercial flights from Jeddah to Riyadh.
The 27th Gitex Shopper has officially opened its doors to the public. (File photo)
12:37 GMT
Gitex Shopper has officially opened its doors to the public.
The country had rejected sharia-based financing options in the 1990s. Pictured here: Algerian president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika. (AFP/ File)
11:13 GMT
The country had rejected sharia-based financing options in the 1990s.
Saudi Arabia plans to shut down recruitment offices of housemaids. (AFP/ File)
10:58 GMT
Saudi Arabia plans to shut down recruitment offices of housemaids.

September 21, 2017

The upcoming referendum on Kurdish independence has the potential to roil both geopolitical alliances and oil markets. (AFP/ File)
13:13 GMT
The upcoming referendum on Kurdish independence has the potential to roil both geopolitical alliances and oil markets.
Saudi Arabia announced in April that it will implement total Saudization in shopping malls. (AFP/ File)
12:53 GMT
Saudi Arabia announced in April that it will implement total Saudization in shopping malls.
More hotels will be opening in the UAE in 2018 than in any other country in the Middle East. (Ramada Hotel Ajman/ File photo)
12:32 GMT
83 hotels will open during the course of next year in the UAE.
Money is never a good question to ask during a job interview. (Shutterstock)
12:21 GMT
There are some questions that you must ask during a job interview.
E-cigarettes are bad for your heart, a new study confirms. (Pixabay)
12:13 GMT
E-cigarettes are bad for your heart, a new study reports.
Is it the right credit card for you? Ask yourself these questions. (File photo)
12:08 GMT
For many people who are in the market for financial products, the offerings are often more than they can compare.
The iPhone X beats the iPhone 8 on so many levels. (AFP/ File)
11:54 GMT
The iPhone X beats the iPhone 8 on so many levels, but it won't be out before November 3.
The new regulations will be applicable from June next year on all Islamic banks in Bahrain. (Shutterstock)
11:42 GMT
Bahrain has announced new Sharia governance regulations applicable to Islamic banks.
Alshaya will also become a seller on Noon’s online marketplace. (Twitter)
10:50 GMT
The value of the deal and size of the stake were not disclosed.
The new company will focus on creating over 20,000 jobs in the sector. (AFP)
10:26 GMT
The company aims to create 22,000 jobs in the Kingdom's under-served sector.

September 20, 2017

King Salman has ordered the payment of $15 million aid for the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. (AFP/ File)
10:38 GMT
King Salman has ordered the payment of $15 million aid for the Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar.

September 19, 2017

The US stance toward the Middle East is negatively impacting business and regional growth, according to experts. (AFP/ File)
18:00 GMT
The US stance toward the Middle East is negatively impacting business and regional growth, according to experts.
Read this interview with the Indian ambassador to Egypt, Sanjay Bhattacharyya. (Courtesy of the Embassy of India)
14:51 GMT
Read this interview with the Indian ambassador to Egypt, Sanjay Bhattacharyya.
The project will cost $57 million and is expected to improve the health sector in Jordan. (Courtesy of JU)
14:37 GMT
The project will cost $57 million and is expected to improve the health sector in Jordan.
The profitability of Gulf Islamic banks will deteriorate this year and in 2018 with several factors coming into play. (File photo)
14:28 GMT
The profitability of Gulf Islamic banks will deteriorate this year and in 2018 with several factors coming into play.
While many visas get approved by the UAE every month, some get rejected. (File photo)
13:01 GMT
While many visas get approved by the UAE every month, some get rejected.
Theme parks in the UAE could be subject to the new tax, starting from 2018. (Courtesy of IMG Worlds)
12:54 GMT
VAT could result in an increase in the cost of theme park tickets in the UAE.
Pay Dh550 ($150) for a cup of coffee in this Dubai cafe. Yes, really. (Pixabay)
12:34 GMT
Pay Dh550 ($150) for a cup of coffee. Yes, really.
The funding round has boosted the company’s valuation to $5.1 billion. (Photo courtesy of Slack)
12:24 GMT
The funding round has boosted the company’s valuation to $5.1 billion.
The new rail project links the Red Sea port of Jeddah with Riyadh and the Arabian Gulf. (Shutterstock)
12:10 GMT
Saudi Arabia is planning to issue tenders for its long-delayed Land Bridge rail project.
The forum will focus on the fourth industrial revolution as its central topic. (Photo courtesy of WAM)
11:49 GMT
More than 30 economists are expected to speak at the event.
Mashreq Bank will cut 10 percent of its workforce as a direct result of artificial intelligence technology. (Courtesy of Mashreq Bank)
09:01 GMT
Mashreq Bank will cut 10 per cent of its workforce of over 4,000 in the next year as a direct result of artificial intelligence technology.

September 18, 2017

Two new shipping routes will link Qatar with vital ports in China, Turkey and Greece. (File photo)
15:24 GMT
Two new shipping routes will link Qatar with vital ports in China, Turkey and Greece.
The global halal economy is estimated to reach $6.4 trillion by 2018, compared to $3.2 trillion in 2012. (AFP)
14:35 GMT
The global halal economy is estimated to reach $6.4 trillion by 2018, compared to $3.2 trillion in 2012.
The price hike would see gas prices increase by around 80 percent. (AFP/ File)
11:59 GMT
Saudi Arabia is planning to raise prices for petrol and jet fuel in November at the latest, according to reports.

September 17, 2017

The credit line will be used to finance Iran's infrastructure projects. (File photo)
16:12 GMT
China has signed an agreement with Iran to provide a credit line of $10 billion for its infrastructure projects.
Step 1: Communicate more. (Shutterstock)
16:11 GMT
There are a myriad of very simple ways to be consistently happy at work. Here are some tips to help you.
While cash remains king in the UAE, consumers are becoming less reliant on paper money. (File photo)
15:23 GMT
While cash remains king in the UAE, consumers are becoming less reliant on paper money.
Some apps are designed to make you more productive, like Trello. (Shutterstock)
15:11 GMT
Boosting your productivity can get things done faster, creating a work-life balance. Here are some apps to make you more productive.
Mishaal Ashemimry is the first Saudi woman to join US space agency NASA. (Photo: The Saudi Gazette)
14:59 GMT
Mishaal Ashemimry is the first Saudi woman to join US space agency NASA.
The new project will be built at a total cost of Dh14.2 billion ($3.8 billion). (Photo: First Solar)
12:12 GMT
The new project will be built at a total cost of Dh14.2 billion ($3.8 billion).

September 14, 2017

Apple confirmed that Apple Pay is scheduled to roll out in the UAE before the end of the year. (AFP)
14:49 GMT
Apple confirmed that Apple Pay is scheduled to roll out in the UAE before the end of the year.
The triplex penthouse apartment spreads across 29,800 sq ft and features several living areas, five en-suite bathrooms, and almost 11,500 sq ft of exterior space. (Courtesy of Omniyat)
14:36 GMT
A massive penthouse apartment at the One Palm project has sold for Dh102 million ($27.7 million).
A new study has identified four actions that can help UAE residents better prepare for the future. (File photo)
14:25 GMT
HSBC has identified four actions that can help people in the UAE better prepare for the future.
An extra skill won't hurt, especially if it's free. (Pixabay)
14:09 GMT
Regardless of your age, employment situation or finances, there are five skills you can learn to boost your career.
Lebanon is working with Cyprus to increase its internet speeds by drastically improving the cabling running from France to Lebanon via Cyprus. (File photo)
13:30 GMT
Lebanon and Cyprus will work together to increase internet speeds across Lebanon.
Saudi Arabia in June led a coalition of Middle East countries in severing ties with Qatar. Pictured here: Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar. (AFP)
11:41 GMT
The ongoing row between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors, many of which are OPEC members, is credit negative, Moody's said.
Audio, video calls will be available in Saudi Arabia starting next Wednesday. (File photo)
11:26 GMT
Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday the lifting of a ban on all voice and video call applications.
In the UAE, only around half protect their devices with a password. (Pixabay)
06:00 GMT
A research by Kaspersky Lab has revealed a contradiction in the way people treat their data in the UAE.

September 13, 2017

A new study has revealed that the most-preferred customer channel for accessing banking services in Saudi Arabia is via a mobile app. (Shutterstock)
15:44 GMT
Customers in Saudi Arabia are increasingly using digital channels to conduct their banking transactions, with mobile leading the way.
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal. (AFP/ File)
11:31 GMT
Completion of the transaction is expected to occur during the second half of 2017.
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the new iPhone X during a media event at Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino, California, on September 12, 2017. (Josh Edelson/ AFP)
11:14 GMT
Apple yesterday unveiled not one, but three, iPhones at its annual launch event.
Apple launched three new iPhones on Tuesday. (AFP)
10:57 GMT
Here are the key features of the three iPhones launched by Apple on Tuesday.
A Yemeni man sits on the rubble as people search for survivors in houses destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike on Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, on May 1, 2015. (Mohammed Huwais/ AFP)
10:07 GMT
Yemenis with visitor IDs will be eligible for residencies, starting from October 5.
Good news: You get a raise next year. Bad news: It's not much. (File photo)
07:00 GMT
Good news: You get a raise next year. Bad news: It's not much.
The exhibition, which will be held in Riyadh from 28-30 January 2018, is a key event for the future of the Internet of Things in Saudi Arabia. (Shutterstock)
06:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia is set to host the first-ever International Exhibition for Internet of Things (IoT).

September 12, 2017

Sheikh Mohammed has launched a new government centre staffed entirely by smart robots. (WAM)
18:00 GMT
Sheikh Mohammed has launched a new government centre staffed entirely by smart robots.