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Aseel Al-Hamad tells CNN: Nothing is impossible

August 26, 2018:  To celebrate the lifting of Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving, Aseel Al-Hamad, the first female board member of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation, drove Renault Sport’s 2012 Formula One car around the 2018 French Grand Prix track and became the first Saudi woman to drive a Formula One car.   On this month’s episode of The Circuit, host Amanda Davies meets Al-Hamad to learn more about her hopes for a future full of possibilities for female drivers.   Key Quotes:   Aseel Al-Hamad on her unique opportunity to inspire women in Saudi Arabia: “I have a ......

    Inspired by Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030: Nader Sabry

    Nader Sabry, a space tech entrepreneur and mentor, is the creator of the world’s first physiological prayer mat. His online retail company, TIMEZ5, is focused on using space technology to tend to the health and wellness needs of the Muslim/Islamic lifestyle, an economy globally valued at over $2 trillion. Sabry’s prayer mat works in three ways: it reduces pain, improves posture support, and increases energy when praying or meditating. It has a five layer system, which works to achieve those three benefits. Arab News interviewed Sabry to learn more about his work, his views on Saudi innovators and why he wants to be a part of the ......

      Inaugural OBG Business Barometer: Qatar Ceo Survey Published

      Country is adapting to challenges, results indicate   Doha, February 06, 2018:  Almost all decision-makers interviewed for the first release of the Business Barometer: Qatar Survey carried out by Oxford Business Group (OBG) remain upbeat about the local business environment, despite the ongoing boycott implemented by some of its GCC neighbours.   As part of its survey, the global research and consultancy firm asked over 100 high-level executives from across the country’s industries a series of questions aimed at gauging business sentiment. The results of the survey which was done on a face-to-face basis, ......

        A Chat With Mr. David Benedek, the man behind BDK Perfumes.

        I was invited at Robinsons, a Luxury Shopping Destination, to interview a very dynamic, enterprising, enthusiastic and probably the youngest perfume designer- Mr. David Benedek. Mr. David(BDK) has his very own individual perfume house that is based at that Palais Royal, Paris. He demonstrates a strong passion about his work. Furthermore, he grew up in a perfume heaven (Perfume shop in Paris) with his grandparents and parents owning a perfume store. Later, he went on to study Economics and Management. Eventually, his passion drove him to specialize in the field of perfumery and cosmetics.  BDK prefumes are known to be long lasting ......

          Mohsin Abrar – Photographer, United Arab Emirates

          Dubai, UAE, June 9, 2016:   They say that anyone can pick up a camera and start taking beautiful photographs as long as the camera that they use is of utmost quality type. I disagree. If you are naturally born gifted with a third eye like Mohsin Abrar, regardless what camera is at hand – a photograph might be as well taken from the Creator Himself.  Photos that not only depicts the beauty of this world – but also life’s lessons. Did you study photography? No.  I self-taught.  I started photography only three years in Dubai. What do you mean three years? I just picked up my first ......

            Salalah Rotana Resort Q&A with Omer Kaddouri, Rotana's President & CEO

            Why did Rotana choose Salalah for their first hotel in Oman? Oman has always been a key growth market for us to expand into. We pride ourselves in identifying new and upcoming travel destinations people wish to visit and Salalah is growing in popularity. The opening of Salalah Rotana Resort is an exciting one for us, not only does it take us one step closer to reaching our ultimate vision but it has strengthened the company’s standing as the leading hotel management company in the region. Posted on www.godubai.com In which ways do you want to contribute to the Salalah region? The resort is the largest stand alone hotel in the ......

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Qatari German Company for Medical Devices (QGMD) and Al-Jazira Healthcare group signs a cooperation agreement in the field of Medical Manufacturing…

Doha, Qatar, 21 November 2018:   Qatari German Company for Medical Devices (QGMD) and Al-Jazira Healthcare group, today signed a cooperation agreement for manufacture of medical devices to be used in Qatar and to meet the needs of the local market. This initiative is in line with Qatar National Vision 2030, which aims at achieving self-sufficiency in this sector. The agreement was signed by Mr. Saleh Majid Al Khulaifi, board member of Qatari German Medical Devices, and Mr. Mohamed Al-Hajiri, Chief executive officer of Al-Jazira Healthcare group.  In order to save time and cost in supporting the Qatari product, and to develop synergy between the companies producing medical ......read more

NU-Q hosts event for distinguished students…

Doha, Qatar – November 20, 2018 –   NU-Q students named to the Dean’s List last year were honored at an awards luncheon hosted by the dean. Nearly 100 students received a certificate to mark their success at the event. “Being named on the Dean’s List is an academic honor and a demonstration of the consistent effort and bold creativity students exhibit in their classwork and beyond,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO of NU-Q. “We congratulate these outstanding students for this success and look forward to seeing them put the knowledge they gain here into practice so that they can become contributors and innovators in the world of ......read more

The mystery of dandruff jokes finally revealed…

How does a comedy improv show become the juggernaut of creative marketing in the region? November 20, 2018:  The answer to that is a recent show featuring the region’s top standup comedians including Bader Saleh from Saudi Arabia, Khaled Mansour from Egypt, Nemr Abou Nassar from Lebanon, Ahmad Al Shammari from Kuwait and Ali Al Sayed from the UAE – and they talked about, well you guessed it, dandruff. “I wish you were the dandruff in my head, so I could carry you on my shoulders wherever I go,” quipped comedian Nemr Abou Nassar to an audience reeling with laughter.  The improv show tapped into two elements that are loved almost universally: comedy ......read more

Heading: QIC ranked as Top Investment House from MENA region…

Doha, Qatar, November 20, 2018:    Qatar Insurance, the leading insurer in the Middle East and North Africa region has been recognized as the “Top Investment House” during a survey conducted by The Asset magazine in collaboration with Benchmark Research. The survey ranked top investment houses in Asian G3 bonds (issued by Asian issuers in USD, EUR and JPY) based on the number of votes won by their investors.   More than 290 different institutions including asset managers, hedge funds, private banks, banks and insurance companies/sovereign wealth funds were evaluated and shortlisted during the survey. The ranking methodology used for the survey was ......read more

Barwa Bank announces the November draw winners of its Thara'a savings account prize…

Doha, Qatar – November 19, 2018 –   Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shari’ah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, Hassan Mohamed Darwish and Arshad Karim each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to the following bank clients:  Prisciliano Padua Villaviza, Bashaer Khalid Al-Arfaj, Khalid Rahman Jaffar, Aisha Ali Abu Alshwarib, Faisal Ali Al-Anssari, Ibraheim Mahmoud, Fatima Mahmoud ......read more

QFBA signs MoU with Qatar Association of Certified Public Accountants (QCPA)…

With an aim to enhance academic & professional performance of staff Doha, Qatar, November 19, 2018:  With a view to continuously hone the skillsets of its staff, Qatar Finance & Business Academy (QFBA) is pleased to announce it has signed a memorandum, of understanding (MoU) with Qatar Association of Certified Public Accountants (QCPA).  The MoU was signed by QFBA Chief Executive Officer Dr. Khalid Al Horr and QCPA’s Chairman  Mr. Hashem Al Sayed at QFBA premises on November 15, 2018. With this tie-up, QCPA and QFBA intend to collaborate on the development of the academic and professional performance of their staff and QFC firms to go hand in hand with the ......read more

UCL Qatar Students Win International Award…

Contribution to Qatar’s Education and Research Landscape Recognised by London Panel Qatar, November 19, 2018:  Students from UCL Qatar have won top awards for their submissions to the global UCL ‘ChangeMakers’ scheme. The recognition has come for projects that are improving the academic and education landscape in Qatar.  The ChageMakers evaluation team in the UK singled out two winning initiatives in Qatar. The first is a project to maximise the benefits of libraries for Qatar’s schoolchildren and teachers in unaccredited schools, with the final aim of helping the schools obtain full accreditation.  The second project is designed to encourage ......read more

Souq.com's Biggest Ever White Friday Sale…

More than two million deals on products from leading brands  Souq empowers over 14,000 sellers and local brand across the region to succeed this White Friday Local and global brands go on sale from 20 to 24 November with up to 70%  More deals than last year across all categories, from electronics to furniture, fashion, toys and more 15 November 2018:   SOUQ.com brought White Friday to UAE in 2014 and is today announcing the return of its biggest online shopping event, with more deals than ever. From the 20th to the 24th November, customers across the GCC and Egypt can choose from more than two million deals and offers, with discounts of up to 70% ......read more

Qatar Finance and Business Academy successfully completes “Coffee with CEOs” series…

Aimed to inspire youngsters DOHA, Qatar – 15 November 2018 -   Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), as part of its corporate connect endeavor, takes pleasure in announcing that it has successfully completed “Coffee with CEOs” series, for the 2018 Cohort of its quality qatarization program, Kawader.  The event series was intended to engage leadership figures in the financial services sector in Qatar with young motivated Qataris who are currently working in the financial sector or aiming to do so in a casual setting where the CEOs share professional insights and industry wisdom. The Kawader program was kicked off on September 2 and will be ......read more

QDB honors top 50 SMEs at the SME Excellence List 2018…

Doha, Qatar, November 15, 2018:  In its strides to continuously keep motivating the efforts made by SMEs in the growth of the national economy, Qatar Development Bank (QDB), in collaboration with Qatar Chamber and Qatar Exchange, honored top 50 SMEs at a glittering ceremony held at St. Regis hotel on November 14, 2018.  During the second edition of the SME Excellence List 2018, the awards were presented to these deserving SMEs under the patronage of H.E Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, in the presence of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud al-Thani, Governor of Qatar Central Bank (QCB) and Chairman of Qatar Development Bank ......read more

MEEZA joins Qatar Central Bank to host the 5th Information Security Conference for the Financial Sector…

Doha, November 15, 2018 –   MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent end-to-end Managed IT Services & Solutions Provider, will be one of the essential sponsors for the Qatar Central Bank annual event– 5thConference of Information Security in the Financial Sector. The event will be held on November 18-19, 2018 at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani. MEEZA CEO, Eng, Ahmad Mohamed AL Kuwari will be delivering a key presentation on Cyber Security Threats to industry stakeholders. The conference threw light on information security, the ......read more

Huawei wins the First Place Prize of the King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award…

14th November, 2018:   Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, won the first place prize of the prestigious King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award. This announcement was made during the illustrious annual Award Gala which took place Monday 12th of November at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh.  Huawei was honored for its excellent sustainability practices and responsible competitiveness leadership, as well as its exceptional management capabilities and innovative social and environmental initiatives.  Launched in 2008, the King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award is the first and ......read more

Turkish Airlines reached 83.4% Load Factor in October…

14 November 2018:  Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for October, reached 83.4% load factor in that month. On top of the strong base effect of the last year, the growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey and Turkish Airlines in the last quarter of the year as well.    According to the October 2018 Traffic Results;  The passenger growth trend continued in October, thus total number of passengers carried went up by 5% reaching 6.5 million passengers, and Load Factor went up to 83.4%.  In October 2018, ......read more

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