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MaK Middle East opens new workshop in Dubai

March 12, 2018

MaK Middle East a Caterpillar company established in 2017 recently announced the opening of its new workshop in Dubai Maritime City in Dubai UAE to provide product support services in the Middle East ... View more

Middle East Rail 2018 opens in Dubai

March 12, 2018

The 12th edition of Middle East Rail the largest railway industry event across the Mena South and Central Asian region officially opened today (March 12) at Dubai International Convention Centre. Dr A... View more

Alstom showcases mobility solutions at Middle East Rail

March 12, 2018

Alstom is showcasing its complete mobility solutions for urban signalling and services at the Middle East Rail which opened in Dubai UAE today. Alstom has been a reliable partner for the Middle East r... View more

DIFC, Middle East Venture Partners ink strategic deal

March 10, 2018

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) to facilitate the exchange of information on the latest trends in th... View more

Greenbrier to exhibit at Middle East Rail 2018

March 6, 2018

US-based Greenbrier Companies a leading international supplier of equipment and services to global freight transportation markets will be exhibiting at Middle East Rail conference running on March 12-... View more

160 exhibitors for Hardware + Tools Middle East

March 6, 2018

More than 160 exhibitors are expected to take part in the upcoming Hardware Tools Middle East the Middle East s only dedicated trade fair for tools hardware materials and machinery next month in Dubai... View more

Middle East tourists help Boracay arrivals

March 1, 2018

We have heard this before from Middle East travel consultants who have been observing a growing interest and demand for holiday plans for Boracay in Philippines. The facts are out now confirming that ... View more

Middle East Electricity to feature 21 French firms

February 28, 2018

The Middle East Electricity Exhibition running from March 6 to 8 in Dubai UAE will feature a total of 21 French companies presenting world-class and innovative expertise. Organised by Business France ... View more

Dubai to host first SPS Automation Middle East

February 22, 2018

Dubai will host the inaugural edition of SPS Automation Middle East a dedicated industry platform with focal point centred on the latest trends and technologies across all areas of industrial or build... View more

CBRE boosts Middle East building consultancy team

February 21, 2018

CBRE the global real estate consulting firm has announced a new appointment - Daniel Hardwick - in its Middle East Building Consultancy team. Hardwick has been named the head of CBRE Middle East s Bui... View more

Volkswagen Middle East launches new brand campaign

February 20, 2018

Volkswagen Middle East this week launched its new six-week brand campaign which showcases how technology is making lives better and less complicated through innovative features in its new models. In a... View more

Danfoss names Middle East, Africa president

February 5, 2018

Danfoss a global leader in manufacturing heating ventilation air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions has appointed Ziad Al Bawaliz as its new regional president for Turkey Middle East and Africa ... View more

Cleartrip Middle East announces strongest quarter in history

February 5, 2018

Cleartrip Middle East a leading mobile and online travel company in the region delivered its strongest quarterly results ever in the fourth quarter of 2017 on the back of a 59 per cent year-on-year in... View more

Middle East sees growing demand

February 4, 2018

Abu Dhabi s rising level of development and investment as well as its enhanced connectivity and infrastructure have driven the popularity of the city among meetings and events professionals globally. ... View more

Prince Muhammad ‘most powerful leader in Middle East’

February 3, 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman has been named the most powerful leader in the Middle East in a recent report by CNBC. With Saudi Arabia embarking on the ambitious Neom project and recent repor... View more

Ford’s Middle East market share rises in 2017

January 31, 2018

Ford saw its market share in almost every automotive segment in the Middle East rise in 2017 most significantly in the mid-size crossover utility and full-size sedan segments at a time when the overal... View more

Servcorp expands Middle East presence

January 31, 2018

Servcorp a leading provider of workspace solutions has opened an additional floor in Beirut s Louis Vuitton Building in the heart of the Beirut Souks as well as a co-working space in the Al Mamoura Co... View more

20 French firms at VIV Middle East and Africa

January 28, 2018

Business France the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy will run a French pavilion at VIV Middle East Africa which takes place in Abu Dhabi next month. This ... View more

UAE ranked 'best country in the Middle East'

January 25, 2018

UAE has been ranked the best country in the Middle East and 23rd in the world according to the 2018 Best Countries report a rankings and analysis project by U.S. News & World Report. In its third year... View more

Industry leaders flock to AIME and MRO Middle East

January 24, 2018

Aircraft Interiors Middle East and MRO Middle East is now under way at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) drawing leading figures in the aerospace industry from the region and beyond to its halls to see ... View more

Motofil makes Middle East trade event debut at SteelFab

January 24, 2018

Portugal-based Motofil recently participated in SteelFab the region s premier trade fair for metal working industry its first trade show in the in the Middle East. Motofil offers a wide range of robot... View more

35 global speakers for IoT Middle East

January 24, 2018

Thirty-five international speakers and over 400 participants are set to take part in the upcoming Internet of Things 2018 a cross-industry conference in Dubai UAE. The fifth edition of the event aimed... View more

JLL names new Middle East, Africa CEO

January 23, 2018

JLL a leading real estate investment and advisory firm has appointed Thierry Delvaux as the new chief executive officer of its Middle East and Africa (MEA) business effective March 4. He succeeds Alan... View more

Infiniti QX80 arrives in Middle East

January 23, 2018

The Infiniti QX80 has arrived in the Middle East region following the World Premiere at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show. Further advancing Infiniti s market-leading presence in the full-size l... View more

Brazil's poultry exports to Middle East reaches $2.4bn

January 21, 2018

Brazil s total poultry exports including raw and processed items rose 5.7 per cent from 6.848 billion in 2016 to 7.236 billion in 2017 according to data released by the Brazilian Animal Protein Associ... View more

Chevrolet unveils Tahoe RST model for Middle East

January 19, 2018

Chevrolet has launched the Tahoe RST model a street-performance rally sport truck edition of the Chevrolet Tahoe in the Middle East market. The model was showcased today (January 18) at the Kuwait Mot... View more

Aircraft Interiors Middle East set for exciting edition

January 16, 2018

Representatives from key local and regional airlines will be in Dubai next week to discover the latest trends in aircraft interiors and network with potential suppliers at Aircraft Interiors Middle Ea... View more

Nissan makes key Middle East appointments

January 15, 2018

Nissan has announced key management changes to its leadership in the Middle East region. Juergen Schmitz has been appointed as managing director of Nissan Middle East and Markus Leithe has been named ... View more

Freshworks expands into Middle East market

January 15, 2018

US-based Freshworks a leading provider of cloud-based business software recently announced the expansion of its offerings into the Middle East market. Freshworks Inc is the parent company behind the s... View more

Middle East air freight volumes up 6.6pc in November

January 14, 2018

The Middle East carriers year-on-year total freight volumes increased 6.6 per cent in November and capacity increased 3.1 per cent according to data released by The International Air Transport Associa... View more

Epson to highlight new products at SGI Middle East

January 11, 2018

Japan-based Epson a leading manufacturer of computer printers and information and imaging related equipment will highlight an array of innovations in printing for signage graphics dye sublimation text... View more

Middle East set for faster growth this year: Bloomberg

January 11, 2018

The Middle East region is expected to experience faster growth this year accelerating from 2.8 percent in 2017 to 3.5 percent in 2018 according to a Bloomberg Economics research. Six themes are expect... View more

Langham's Middle East hotel on track for 2020 completion

January 3, 2018

Langham Hospitality Group s hotel project in the Middle East is moving forward at a good pace and is on track for completion in the third quarter of 2020. The Langham Downtown Dubai a Dh1 billion (US ... View more

Czech tourism woos Middle East

January 2, 2018

While several European countries have established tourism promotion calendars targeting the Middle East traveller some countries rely on bursts of promotion to seed interest. The Czech Tourist Authori... View more

Sameer Bagul, EVP and managing director - Middle East, Cleartrip

January 1, 2018

Our vast trove of data confirms that during 2017 the top international destinations for travellers from the GCC were Cairo Dubai Jeddah Amman and Manila. As for 2018 the early trends show that Tbilisi... View more

Interpipe supplies 1m of pipe products to Middle East

December 17, 2017

Ukraine-based Interpipe a leading global steel pipe and railway wheel producer has reached a key milestone in its Middle East operations with over a million tonnes of pipe products delivered to its va... View more

UAE 'tops in exports in Middle East'

December 15, 2017

The United Arab Emirates has once again outperformed countries of the Middle East in trade and commerce a statement quoting a World Trade Organisation report said. A report published by World Trade Or... View more

Stella Di Mare Hotel brand set for first Middle East destination

December 13, 2017

Stella Di Mare Hotels & Resorts a sophisticated luxury hospitality brand originating from Egypt is all set for its first international location in the Middle East. The five-star Stella Di Mare Dubai M... View more

Azadea Group to launch new restaurant in the Middle East

December 13, 2017

Premier lifestyle retail company Azadea Group has announced another first for the Middle East dining scene with popular restaurant brand New Shanghai scheduled to launch in Dubai in 2018. The latest a... View more

Big winners named at Middle East Hozpitality Excellence Awards

December 10, 2017

More than 500 top hospitality leaders from the Gulf region attended the third Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards which was held at the newly opened Rixos Premium hotel in Dubai last month. The ... View more

Deloitte expands Middle East VAT advisory team

December 6, 2017

Deloitte a leading professional services firm has announced the expansion of its senior indirect tax and value added tax (VAT) advisory team in the Middle East with the appointment of new partners and... View more

Canon Middle East honours channel partners in Saudi

December 5, 2017

Canon Middle East a leader in imaging solutions has reinforced its commitment to channel partners in Saudi Arabia at its annual Imaging Inspired channel partner event. Held at the Mövenpick Hotel Riya... View more

UK sees surge in Middle East visitor numbers

December 5, 2017

Visitors to the UK from Saudi Arabia UAE Kuwait and Bahrain totalled 659 466 in 2016 an increase of 6.6 per cent - almost 5 000 more visitors than the previous year according to data released by Arabi... View more

Topgolf to open first location in the Middle East

December 4, 2017

Dallas-based Topgolf today revealed its new partnership with Dubai Golf to open a venue in the UAE signifying its first location in the Middle East. Topgolf is an experience that can be universally en... View more

Middle East carriers’ freight volumes up 4.6pc in October

December 3, 2017

Middle Eastern carriers year-on-year freight volumes increased 4.6 per cent in October 2017 and capacity increased 3.4 per cent said data released by International Air Transport Association (Iata). Th... View more

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi wins 'Best Luxury Hotel in Middle East' Award

November 27, 2017

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi has received the award for the Best Luxury Hotel in the Middle East at this year s prestigious Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards gala ceremony held in Bangkok. Applauding the te... View more

Laticrete names new GM for Middle East, Africa

November 21, 2017

Laticrete a leading manufacturer of premium installation and finishing systems for the building industry has appointed Ritesh Singh as the new general manager for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) regi... View more

New Bentley Bentayga for Middle East

November 21, 2017

Bentley Motors has introduced a special new version of its luxury SUV the Bentayga designed especially for the Middle East following feedback from customers in the region. The Bentayga Black Specifica... View more

580 hotel projects under contract in Middle East

November 16, 2017

As many as 580 hotel projects with 166 774 rooms are under contract in the Middle East and 55 094 rooms in 299 projects are under contract in Africa according to STR s October 2017 Pipeline Report. Un... View more

Nabil Habayeb leads Forbes Middle East top 100 executives list

November 13, 2017

Forbes Middle East has unveiled its Global Meets Local Top 100 Executives in the Arab World ranking which is topped Nabil Habayeb President and CEO for Menat at General Electric. The exclusive ceremon... View more

Churchill Drilling Tools reports record demand for its products in Middle East

November 13, 2017

Churchill Drilling Tools a global oilfield service company specialising in drilling innovation has revealed a record demand for its technologies and services in the Middle East as it approaches its se... View more

Ford to launch four new hybrids in Middle East

November 13, 2017

Ford today announced it will accelerate its electrified vehicle plan in the Middle East by launching four new hybrid vehicles over the next four years building on its global promise to provide custome... View more

GMC launches ‘Like A Pro’ campaign in Middle East

November 6, 2017

GMC a leading truck and SUV manufacturer has announced the launch of Like A Pro a new campaign evolving its We Are Professional Grade positioning. Like A Pro celebrates GMC vehicles and customers peop... View more

Dow Chemical names new Middle East president

November 2, 2017

The Dow Chemical Company a leader in specialty chemicals delivering products and solutions to several markets has appointed Luciano Poli as the new president for the India Middle East and Turkey (IMET... View more

Gold Star Line launches new Middle East service

October 31, 2017

Gold Star Line a leading shipping company has revealed the launch of a new Middle East service named GCX connecting China Pakistan and the Middle East. The service s port rotation will be China s Xing... View more

Middle East travel businesses migrate to digital

October 29, 2017

As more businesses transition to a digital storefront leaders from across the regional travel industry are cooperating in the development of new platforms to successfully take the Middle East travel e... View more

All-new Bentley Continental GT arrives in Middle East

October 25, 2017

The all-new Bentley Continental GT has debuted in the Middle East following its global unveiling at the IAA Frankfurt in September. The third generation of the legendary luxury Grand Tourer will tour ... View more

Over 300 hotels 'under construction' in the Middle East

October 16, 2017

The Middle East hospitality sector has registered a total of 96 694 rooms under construction in 302 projects representing a 15.9 per cent increase in rooms in construction compared with the same perio... View more

Online transactions up 22pc in Middle East

October 15, 2017

The regional payment industry saw an overall 22 per cent increase in online transactions during 2016 led by strong growth in Saudi Arabia Egypt and the UAE showing 27 per cent 22 per cent and 21 per c... View more

GMC confirms Middle East launches for Dubai Motor Show

October 11, 2017

GMC has announced first details of the exciting line-up of models that it will be showcasing at this year s Dubai International Motor Show taking place in next month. From November 14-18 GMC s all-new... View more

Microland appoints new senior VP Middle East

October 4, 2017

Microland India s leading Hybrid IT infrastructure service provider today announced the appointment of Arindam Sengupta as senior vice president Middle East. Based out of Dubai Sengupta will be respon... View more

WTM London to help grow Middle East tourism numbers

October 4, 2017

Travel professionals from the Middle East are heading to WTM London in November in confident mood as they look to achieve a greater share of the multi-billion-dollar international travel market. WTM L... View more

Leviton holds series of seminars across Middle East

October 2, 2017

Leviton a leader in energy management solutions announced today that the company will be running a series of seminars on various aspects of networking and lighting solutions across several countries i... View more

Middle East GDP on track to hit 4 per cent growth

October 1, 2017

The overall GDP in the Middle East is expected to grow by 2.4 per cent next year and rising to 4 per cent in 2019 says a new report noting that any extension of Opec s production cut deal which ends o... View more

AccorHotels surpasses 100 hotel mark in the Middle East

September 25, 2017

AccorHotels a leading hospitality group has surpassed 100 hotels in operation across its Middle East portfolio with the opening of 12 landmark properties in its economy midscale upscale and luxury seg... View more

CBRE Middle East appoints key services officials

September 24, 2017

CBRE a global real estate consulting firm has announced two new appointments to its Middle East Advisory & Transaction Services team. Zeynep Sarsar joins the CBRE retail agency team as a manager Retai... View more

Pieter Bensch takes the helm at Sage Africa & Middle East

September 19, 2017

Sage the market and technology leader for cloud accounting people and payroll and payment systems today announced that ICT industry veteran Pieter Bensch has assumed his new role as the company s exec... View more

Middle East healthcare system 'ailing'

September 17, 2017

With the current shortage of hospitals clinics and other healthcare facilities an ageing population and the rise of medical tourism there is a pressing need for both more and better healthcare facilit... View more

Ezeego1 extends global B2B reach to the Middle East

September 12, 2017

Ezeego1 the leading online travel marketplace in India today announced its foray into the Middle East market with an aim to expand its global footprint in the B2B travel space. The company s Dubai uni... View more

Middle East Airlines extends partnership with Amadeus

September 12, 2017

Lebanon flag carrier Middle East Airlines has extended its partnership with Amadeus a leading technology partner in the global travel industry to deliver enhanced and personalised experiences to its c... View more

Materials Handling Middle East kicks off in Dubai

September 12, 2017

More than 130 exhibitors from 21 countries representing 250 brands are showcasing their latest innovative solutions at the ongoing Materials Handling Middle East the region s dedicated trade show for ... View more

Abu Dhabi tops Middle East in global cities index

September 11, 2017

The Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (Adsic) announced that the emirate of Abu Dhabi had topped the Middle East region in terms of the indicators outlined by the 2017 Cities in Motion Index. T... View more

Bell Pottinger Middle East plans to become independent

September 10, 2017

The directors of Bell Pottinger Middle East (BPME) based in Abu Dhabi and Dubai have announced that the unit is in discussions to formalise a separation from its current owner Bell Pottinger Private L... View more

Marriott Hotels launches TestBed in Middle East and Africa

September 6, 2017

Marriott Hotels in its continued effort to find cutting-edge technologies that provide guests with the best has now launched its TestBed programme in the Middle East and Africa. First launched by Marr... View more

Middle East air freight demand up 9.3pc in July

September 6, 2017

Middle Eastern carriers year-on-year freight volumes increased 9.3 per cent in July up from the 8 per cent jump recorded in June a recent report showed. According to data released by the The Internati... View more

Beverly Hills woos the Middle East

September 1, 2017

Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau announced the launch of BOLD (Beverly Hills Open Later Days) last month a new city-wide initiative designed to offer tourists and locals a chance to enjoy th... View more

New Mercedes-Benz S-Class arrives in Middle East

August 29, 2017

The arrival of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class in the region was celebrated at an elegant event at Manarat Al Saadiyat Abu Dhabi this week. The event showcased the exceptional intelligence comfort and l... View more

Swisslog Middle East appoints new general manager

August 28, 2017

Swisslog Middle East an intralogistics provider has appointed Alain Kaddoum as its new general manager and added three new members to assist in bringing its robotic and data-driven intralogistics visi... View more

Middle East hotel revenues drop 18.4pc in July

August 23, 2017

Hotels in the Middle East reported negative results during July 2017 while hotels in Africa recorded growth across the three key performance metrics according to data from STR. Occupancy rates across ... View more

Hitachi launches new escalator in Middle East

August 21, 2017

Hitachi has announced the launch of its new TX Series escalator for the Middle East India and Asia. The escalator which has already been released in China will be released in stages across the remaini... View more

Low oil hitting working capital in Middle East

August 15, 2017

Overall working capital performance in the Middle East has decreased by nine days in 2016 bringing the total decline to 14 days since 2014 with lower oil prices being cited as one of the main reasons ... View more

YDE to build solar plant at Middle East Insulation

August 13, 2017

Yellow Door Energy (YDE) a Dubai-based firm that invests in and operates distributed solar and energy efficiency assets and Middle East Insulation a leading player in the UAE s cladding and roof indus... View more

Zyxel appoints new general manager for Middle East

August 3, 2017

Zyxel Communications a world-class broadband networking company that provides leading Internet solutions for customers ranging from telecommunication service providers has appointed Mamoun Abdullah as... View more

Emirates SkyCargo named ‘Best Air Cargo Carrier- Middle East’

August 2, 2017

Emirates SkyCargo the freight division of Emirates was recently named Best Air Cargo Carrier- Middle East at the 2017 Asian Freight Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards held in Singapore. This is... View more

BCG expands roster of Middle East partners

July 26, 2017

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has announced the promotion of three of its Middle East principals to partners to bolster its Energy Industrial and Consumer Goods and Public Sector practices. Effect... View more

Canon Middle East launches LCOS projector

July 23, 2017

Canon Middle East world leader in imaging solutions has launched the Xeed WUX500ST a compact efficient and versatile liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) projector. Featuring 5 000 lumens colour brightnes... View more

Over 40 exhibitors for Prolight + Sound Middle East

July 17, 2017

More than 40 exhibitors representing nearly 100 brands from over 11 countries are expected to take part in the upcoming Prolight Sound Middle East 2017 a top exhibition for the pro-AV events and enter... View more

Data breach costs rising in Middle East: IBM study

July 16, 2017

The average cost of a data breach in Saudi Arabia and the UAE combined is 4.94 million a 6.9 per cent increase since last year according to a 2017 study commissioned by IBM Security. The Middle East s... View more

160,120 hotel rooms 'under contract' in Middle East

July 13, 2017

There are 160 120 rooms in 583 hotel projects under contract in the Middle East according to STR s June 2017 Pipeline Report. This is a 3.6 per cent increase compared with June 2016. Under contract da... View more

SAIC Motor appoints regional head for Middle East

July 11, 2017

SAIC Motor Corporation a leading automotive manufacturer in China has appointed Tom Lee who possesses significant experience and knowledge of the Middle East region as its new regional head. In his ne... View more

Coriant appoints Khaled Zeidan as MD, Middle East and Africa

July 11, 2017

Coriant a leading supplier of packet optical IP and SDN solutions to Tier 1 global service providers and web-scale Internet operators today announced the appointment of Khaled Zeidan as managing direc... View more

Borgward to aims expand into Middle East

July 10, 2017

Germany-based Borgward an automobile manufacturer will systematically continue to globalise its activities by entering the markets of Middle Eastern countries such as Bahrain Kuwait Qatar the UAE and ... View more

Panerai offers two exclusive watches for Middle East

July 10, 2017

Officine Panerai the luxury watchmaking brand renowned for its unique blend of Italian design and Swiss technology pays tribute to the Middle East region with the launch of two new Luminor Marina time... View more

IST wins ‘Middle East Partner of the Year’ award

July 4, 2017

Egypt-based IST a customer experience technology specialists said it was recently recognised as the Middle East Partner of the Year by US-based Genesys a global leader in omnichannel customer experien... View more

Flynas named 'Best Low Cost Airline in the Middle East'

June 22, 2017

Saudi budget carrier flynas received a Skytrax award for Best Low Cost Airline in the Middle East for 2017. The award ceremony was held in the French capital Paris during the International Paris Air S... View more

Millennium Hotels appoints new COO for the Middle East

June 21, 2017

Kevork Deldelian has been named chief operating officer of Millennium Hotels & Resorts in the Middle East assuming responsibility for the strategic direction of the group. Bringing with him a wealth o... View more

Arcadis names new Middle East CEO

June 21, 2017

Arcadis ae leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets said it has appointed Dr Kamiran Ibrahim as the new chief executive for its Middle East operations effective July 1. ... View more

Oil Plus announces key Middle East appointments

June 18, 2017

UK-based Oil Plus a specialist energy consultancy has announced two key appointments - Peter Sanders as technical manager and Clarke Shepherd as global business development director - to strengthen it... View more

Audi names new Middle East sales director

June 14, 2017

Audi Middle East a unit of the leading automotive company has appointed Balbir Dhillon as its sales director in the region. In his new role he will directly head the company s sales business for 11 Mi... View more

Ultima Gstaad designs wellness packages for Middle East travellers

June 12, 2017

Middle East travellers planning getaways to relax and recharge their batteries during the Eid al Fitr holidays are being offered a series of exclusive wellness packages at a luxury Swiss hotel. The Ul... View more

Middle East theme parks market set for solid growth

June 7, 2017

The Middle East theme parks market is set to witness solid growth over the coming years thanks to the tremendous support from regional governments and increased tourism and investments by internationa... View more

Bosch Middle East sales hit $490m in 2016

June 7, 2017

Bosch a leading global supplier of technology and services ended its 2016 fiscal year with Dh1.8 billion ( 490 million) in consolidated sales across 14 countries in the Middle East marking a slight in... View more

Sofitel to open largest property in the Middle East

June 5, 2017

Luxury hospitality brand Sofitel has unveiled plans to open its largest property in the Middle East with development partner MKM Commercial Holdings. Expected to open in early 2019 Sofitel Dubai Wafi ... View more

Middle East air traffic soars 10.6pc in April

June 3, 2017

Middle Eastern carriers posted a 10.8 per cent traffic rise in April compared to April 2016 while global air passenger demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometres or RPKs) rose by 10.7 per cent w... View more

Centara opens its first hotel in the Middle East

June 1, 2017

Centara Hotels & Resorts Thailand s largest hotel operator continues to expand internationally with the opening of a four-star 152-room hotel in Muscat its fifth hotel outside Thailand and first of th... View more

Thales makes senior appointments in Middle East

June 1, 2017

Thales a global leader in aerospace defence security space and transportation has appointed Roger Daix as its vice president in the Middle East along with few other senior level changes in the region.... View more

Grohe names new Middle East, Africa president

May 30, 2017

Grohe one of the world s leading providers of sanitary fittings and a global brand dedicated to providing innovative water products has appointed Renu Misra as the new president of Grohe for the Middl... View more

Fila Middle East set for big regional role

May 29, 2017

Fila a market leader in surface care solutions announced its strong market consolidation in the Middle East South Asia and South Pacific Asia region during the recent Middle East Stone Show 2017 in Du... View more

Singapore Tourism Board concludes Middle East roadshow

May 23, 2017

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) recently concluded a successful road show journey across five Middle East cities post Arabian Travel Mart (ATM) to promote Singapore as a top tourism destination. The... View more

Etihad wins big at Insights Middle East Call Centre Awards

May 19, 2017

Etihad Airways the national carrier of the UAE collected two prestigious awards at the Insights Middle East Call Centre Awards held recently at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dubai UAE. Etihad was awarded ... View more

Chicago Pneumatic wins big Middle East order

May 16, 2017

Chicago Pneumatic a global construction equipment manufacturer said it has secured a breakthrough sale of its LED (light emitting diode) light towers in Kuwait. Its authorised distributor General Tran... View more

Aurecon boosts Middle East engineering team

May 10, 2017

Aurecon a global engineering and infrastructure advisory company has announced several major appointments and promotions in bid to bring even greater expertise and experience to its projects and clien... View more

S African builder Murray & Roberts to quit Middle East

May 9, 2017

Murray & Roberts a leading South Africa-based construction engineering and mining contractor is set to quit its Middle East operations after failing to sell them during its disposal of infrastructure ... View more

Middle East Airlines, Turkish Airlines ink codeshare deal

May 4, 2017

Middle East Airlines and Turkish Airlines today signed a codeshare agreement covering routes between Turkey and Lebanon and expanding the travel opportunities for the passengers of both airlines. Midd... View more

Middle East freight demand up 16.3pc in March

May 3, 2017

Middle Eastern carriers year-on-year freight volumes increased 16.3 per cent in March 2017 and capacity increased 2.7 per cent recent data showed. According to March 2017 demand growth results for glo... View more

DuPont Middle East holds seminar on workplace safety

May 3, 2017

DuPont Middle East recently held a seminar on workplace safety for students of Petroleum Institute at the Sas Al Nakhl area in Abu Dhabi UAE. The initiative has been designed to raise awareness among ... View more

StocExpo Middle East Africa kicks off in Dubai

April 27, 2017

StocExpo Middle East Africa the region s leading exhibition and conference and only dedicated event for the bulk liquid storage industry got underway yesterday (April 26) in Dubai UAE. Concluding toda... View more

Hyatt to double brand presence in Middle East

April 26, 2017

Hyatt has announced plans to expand its footprint in the Middle East with the signing of management agreements by an affiliate for 14 Hyatt-branded hotels in the region. The expansion plans include th... View more

BA appoints new sales head - Asia Pacific and Middle East

April 26, 2017

British Airways the UK s flagship carrier has welcomed Robert Williams as the new head of sales Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Williams appointment comes on the back of the airline s recent global ... View more

Genetec launches Middle East roadshow

April 25, 2017

Genetec a leading provider of open architecture security and public safety solutions has announced that it is embarking on a six-country roadshow in the Middle East. Genetec will showcase its latest s... View more

IDE to host Hotelier Summit Middle East in Doha

April 20, 2017

IDE Consulting a global real estate solutions provider will host the exclusive 11th edition of Hotelier Summit Middle East which connects the buyers and suppliers of various hospitality products and s... View more

Swiss-Belhotel plans major expansion in the Middle East

April 20, 2017

Global hotel management company Swiss-Belhotel International has emerged as a major player in the region s hospitality sector with over 3 500 rooms under development in key markets such as Jordan Egyp... View more

Qatar Airways to bring new 'QSuite' to the Middle East

April 18, 2017

Qatar Airways will showcase its unique and revolutionary new premium travel experience Qsuite for the first time in the Middle East at next week s Arabian Travel Market (ATM) the region s leading trav... View more

IOSH to unveil new strategy at Middle East Conference

April 17, 2017

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) a leading membership body for safety and health professionals will present its new five-year strategy charting how the profession can continue ... View more

DMCA backs Middle East Offshore Journal Conference

April 16, 2017

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) the government authority charged with regulating coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai s maritime sector has announced its support to the upcoming ... View more

Aluminium Middle East to highlight latest trends

April 16, 2017

More than 150 exhibitors will showcase the aluminium industry s latest solutions at the Aluminium Middle East 2017 the fifth edition of the region s largest aluminium event next month in Dubai. The so... View more

Nobu Hotel to debut in the Middle East

April 9, 2017

Dhaliliyah a Saudi Arabian investment and development group has signed an agreement with restaurant chain Nobu to develop hotels and restaurants under the Nobu brand in both Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. O... View more

Genetec aims to increase hold in growing Middle East market

April 5, 2017

Genetec a leading provider of open-architecture security and public safety solutions said it has the ability to address the Middle East region s increasing demand for state-of-the-art and highly advan... View more

Ford wins big at Middle East Car of the Year Awards

April 2, 2017

Ford came up winner in three different segments at the Middle East Car of the Year (Mecoty) awards ceremony held in Abu Dhabi UAE over the weekend. An extensive panel of judges comprising 15 expert au... View more

Middle East Concrete & PMV Live back in new format

March 29, 2017

Leading international exhibition and publishing company dmg events Middle East Asia & Africa said Middle East Concrete (MEC) and PMV Live infrastructure and heavy machinery events will be back next ye... View more

Frost & Sullivan to honour excellence in Middle East

March 27, 2017

Frost & Sullivan will honour innovation and excellence across all Industries in the Middle East at a gala event in Dubai in May. The 2017 Growth Excellence in Best Practices Awards Banquet - Middle Ea... View more

Top Portuguese firm attends Paperworld Middle East

March 19, 2017

The Navigator Company a leader in the international pulp and paper market recently participated at a leading trade fair in Dubai UAE with the aim of further developing its business relationships in th... View more

Crystal Lagoons to promote healthy living in Middle East

March 15, 2017

Crystal Lagoons the multinational water innovation company and developer of man-made lagoons is providing the perfect remedy for homeowners with a passion for fitness in the Middle East and Egypt with... View more

Seoli Innovations rolls out 'smart glass' in Middle East

March 15, 2017

UAE-based Seoli Innovations has announced the Middle East launch of new smart glass which can be adapted to today s rising design challenges and is ideal for hospitals and residential buildings. Inaug... View more

Qatar gears up to host Hotelier Summit Middle East

March 13, 2017

In an endeavour to redefine the way hotel owners develop own operate and service their hospitality projects international events organiser IDE Consulting Services is presenting the 11th edition of the... View more

China firm showcases fastest train at Middle East Rail

March 9, 2017

China Railway Rolling Stock Company (CRRC) has showcased the world s fastest high-speed train at the Middle East Rail 2017 which concluded in Dubai UAE yesterday (March 8). China Standard EMU train ha... View more

Verizon chooses datamena for Middle East expansion

March 7, 2017

Verizon has chosen datamena the carrier-neutral data center and connectivity platform as a new regional transit hub to serve Verizon customers across the Middle East. Verizon has deployed a new privat... View more

Middle East Rail 2017 to help boost Arab employment

March 4, 2017

For the second consecutive year Middle East Rail 2017 will feature an innovative career exploration zone for engineering graduates and students to gain first-hand insight into in-demand skills and cur... View more

Middle East Airlines recognises top UAE agents

March 1, 2017

Lebanon national carrier Middle East Airlines (MEA) presented its top UAE agents with special achievement awards at a dedicated event held on February 28 at the St. Regis Hotel Abu Dhabi. These awards... View more

Nissan launches all-new Kicks across Middle East

March 1, 2017

Nissan has launched the all-new Nissan Kicks compact crossover in the Middle East its latest addition to the crossover segment. The all-new Nissan Kicks was first rolled out in Rio de Janeiro Brazil d... View more

Microsoft names Abu Ltaif as new head for Middle East Africa

February 28, 2017

Microsoft today announced the appointment of Samer Abu Ltaif as the president of its Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. Abu Ltaif who joined Microsoft in 2004 has held many senior roles within the o... View more

Global interest in Middle East leather market ‘growing’

February 28, 2017

Global interest in the Middle East and Africa s (MEA) leather industry is gaining momentum as international tanneries designers suppliers and manufacturers look to boost business prospects at the regi... View more

IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic opens its first unit in Muscat

February 27, 2017

The GCC healthcare industry is growing at a fast pace particularly the infertility treatment sector as IVI Middle East launches its new fertility clinic in Muscat - its third clinic in the Middle East... View more

Hype Energy Drinks eyes growth in Middle East

February 26, 2017

Hype Energy which manufacturers the popular Hype Energy Drinks returns to this month s Gulfood 2017 - the region s largest F&B trade platform with the objective of consolidating its footprint in the M... View more

Schmidt opens Middle East HQ in Kizad

February 26, 2017

Schmidt Middle East logistics a wholly owned company by Schmidt Heilbronn a world leader in dry bulk logistics and a global specialist for dry bulk polymer logistics has launched operations of its mul... View more

Middle East drilling lucrative for Baker Hughes

February 26, 2017

The region that includes the Middle East is Baker Hughes second-largest market in terms of revenue trailing North America. The company that helps explorers drill and maintain oil wells boosted quarter... View more

Hi-Force celebrates 25-year milestone in the Middle East

February 26, 2017

On February 1 2017 UK hydraulic tools manufacturer Hi-Force celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Middle East business located in Jebel Ali Free Zone Dubai. From humble beginnings of just one employe... View more

Balfour Beatty in deal to sell Middle East ventures

February 21, 2017

Balfour Beatty a leading international infrastructure group said it has reached an agreement with its joint venture partner in the Middle East region to sell its entire stake in Dutco Balfour Beatty a... View more

Rockwell Collins strengthens Middle East team

February 19, 2017

Rockwell Collins a pioneer in the development of innovative aviation and high-integrity solutions has announced plans to increase its local presence in the Middle East region and appointed new leaders... View more

French firms out in force at Middle East Electricity

February 18, 2017

French electricity sector experts were out in force at the recent Middle East Electricity exhibition held in Dubai UAE to showcase their latest technologies and innovations to the region s top buyers.... View more

Mitsumi to distribute HP supplies in Middle East

February 16, 2017

Mitsumi Distribution a leading IT consumer electronics and telco distributor in the Middle East and Africa has announced that it has been appointed by Hewlett Packard (HP) Middle East as an authorised... View more

Ericsson names new head of IT and Cloud Middle East

February 12, 2017

Ericsson today announced the appointment of Indranil Das as head of IT and Cloud for Middle East region. Das will bring his vast expertise in the IT and Cloud segment to the region. His responsibiliti... View more

EMC scoops 3 trophies at Mercedes-Benz Middle East awards

February 8, 2017

Emirates Motor Company (EMC) Passenger Cars landed three trophies at the annual Mercedes-Benz Middle East awards including the General Distributor of the Year. The prestigious titles of Best PR for 20... View more

GTA hosts Middle East Roadshow 2017

February 8, 2017

GTA a world leader in ground travel products and services distribution has commenced its 2017 Roadshow in the Middle East region. The first stop took place on February 6 in Riyadh Saudi Arabia at the ... View more

VFS Global welcomes new COO-Middle East and South Asia

February 5, 2017

VFS Global a leading outsourcing and technology services specialist has appointed Vinay Malhotra as its new chief operating officer (COO) - Middle East and South Asia. Malhotra takes on additional res... View more

Middle East equity markets post solid growth in Q4

February 4, 2017

Middle East markets have enjoyed an impressive rally since September 8 with the region gaining 17 per cent in the fourth quarter stated a Swiss financial expert. The key driver for this was the strong... View more

Mercedes-Benz Middle East appoints new VP

January 30, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East has appointed Andreas Bueckmann as its new vice president and director of sales and marketing. In his new role Bueckmann will be responsible for sales and service operat... View more

Wilo Middle East showcases latest products at Saudi expo

January 29, 2017

Wilo Middle East FZE a leading pump manufacturer based in Germany showcased it latest products at the recently concluded second edition of the HVACR Expo Saudi the country s largest dedicated air-hand... View more

New senior posting at Ericsson Middle East

January 24, 2017

Ericsson a multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company has appointed Wojciech Bajda as head of industry and society unit for Middle East region. Bajda will be respon... View more

Nissan GT-R 2017 makes Middle East debut with fresh look

January 24, 2017

Nissan has launched the new 2017 GT-R across the Middle East the latest iteration of Nissan s flagship performance vehicle boasting a revised look both inside and out as well as major driving performa... View more

K5 Middle East to showcase fire safety trends at Intersec

January 19, 2017

K5 Middle East a firefighting products solutions and technologies company will showcase the latest trends in fire safety at Intersec 2017 leading trade fair for security safety and fire protection to ... View more

Middle East film festival to celebrate women

January 17, 2017

The unique film festival which gives audiences a powerful view of the world as seen through the eyes of women will present a fascinating collection of short works from around the world when it returns... View more

Middle East passenger traffic up 12pc in November

January 12, 2017

Global passenger traffic showed the strongest demand growth in nine months in November 2016 while Middle East carriers led all regions with a 12.2 per cent demand increase. The total revenue passenger... View more

200 exhibitors to attend Aluminium Middle East

January 10, 2017

More than 200 exhibitors from 30 countries will participate and showcase their latest products at the 5th edition of the Aluminium Middle East one of the largest events of its kind in the region which... View more

StocExpo Middle East Africa promises strong show

January 9, 2017

Top regional oil companies tank terminal operators traders financiers and regulators are confirmed to speak at StocExpo Middle East Africa the region s leading exhibition and conference to be held at ... View more

Bahrain 'most punctutal airport in Middle East'

January 7, 2017

Bahrain International Airport is among the most punctual airports in the world said a report. The report by UK aviation analysts OAG named Bahrain International Airport as the ninth most punctual airp... View more

King Abdullah Port backs TOC Middle East

January 1, 2017

Saudi Arabia s King Abdullah Port was an associate sponsor and a leading participant in the recently concluded TOC Middle East a major regional and global event in maritime shipping ports and terminal... View more

AUB named Bank of the Year - Middle East

December 13, 2016

Bahrain s largest lender Ahli United Bank (AUB) has been recognised as Bank of The Year - Middle East 2016 by The Banker an international banking magazine and member of the Financial Times Group repor... View more

UD Trucks names new Middle East president

November 29, 2016

Japanese trucks manufacturer UD Trucks has appointed Mourad Hedna as the group president for the Middle East East and North Africa (Meena) region assuming responsibility for the brand from Lars-Erik F... View more

HondaJet to debut in the Middle East

November 29, 2016

Honda Aircraft Company announced today that it will showcase the HondaJet at next month s Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) Conference in Dubai the region s premier business aviation e... View more

PwC Middle East posts 14pc growth for FY16

November 28, 2016

PwC Middle East a leading professional services firm has posted a 14 per cent rise in its revenues for its 2016 fiscal year in its first Middle East Annual Review. All of its core businesses assurance... View more

GTA Middle East partners with Dubai Parks and Resorts

November 25, 2016

Global Travel Distributor GTA Middle East in a recent development has collaborated with the Middle East s largest integrated theme park destination - Dubai Parks and Resorts. In line with Dubai Parks ... View more

Iata appoints new regional VP for Middle East, Africa

November 22, 2016

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) announced that Muhammad Ali Albakri will join Iata as regional vice president for Africa and the Middle East (AME). Albrakri s appointment is effecti... View more

15 win Middle East jewellery awards

November 22, 2016

Fifteen winners of the Middle East Jewellery of the Year Awards 2016 were announced at a glittering ceremony held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Bahrain yesterday (Novemebr 21). The event was held under... View more

Seatrade Maritime Middle East opens in Dubai

October 31, 2016

Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2016 (SMME) a major event that addresses continuing impact of the global downturn and importance of sector to regional economies opened today (October 31) in Dubai UAE. T... View more

Middle East hotel revenues drop in September

October 26, 2016

Hotels in the Middle East saw revenues drop in September with ADR for the month down 5.9 per cent to 177.83 and RevPAR dipping 7.5 per cent to 118.75 compared to the same month last year said a report... View more

Slovenia eyes the Middle East

June 1, 2016

The Slovenian Tourist Board (STB) is promoting itself as a new destination for Middle Eastern travellers seeking green active and healthy breaks with the unique richness of therapeutic springs. A seri... View more

People - AspenTech names VP, Middle East sales

February 22, 2016

Aspen Technology a leading provider of software and services to the process industries has announced the appointment of Luc Chantepy as regional sales vice president for the Middle East and North Afri... View more

Langham makes foray into Middle East

February 1, 2016

The Langham brand has an impeccable pedigree steeped in history and tradition. Since its origin in the Victorian London in 1865 the hospitality group has been known for the luxury technology and grand... View more

New team at Millennium & Copthorne, Middle East and Africa

February 1, 2016

Millennium & Copthorne Middle East and Africa has welcomed a new executive leadership team. François Kassab has been named chief operating officer (COO) assuming responsibility for the strategic devel... View more

STATS Group’s fast-track delivery effectively meets Middle East pipeline isolation demand

January 25, 2016

According to the company once at location and hydraulically set the Tecno Plug provides fail-safe and fully tested double block isolation against pipeline pressure and contents ensuring a safe and rel... View more

Preserving facilities in Middle East with Cortec

January 25, 2016

A successful pilot study was conducted to evaluate the use of Cortec s Vapour Phase Corrosion Inhibitors and the system was adopted for rectification of the problem at Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Compa... View more

Orange County witnesses burgeoning Middle East interest

January 1, 2016

Orange County California takes the credit for being the only US destination to have representation in the Middle East. Ed Fuller president and CEO of Orange County Visitors Association (OCVA) intends ... View more

Power generation in the Middle East: going up and up

December 28, 2015

The GCC countries have a staggering 31.4 billion in ongoing mega projects of conventional power generation. Despite the massive investments the ground level power supply struggles to keep with the pac... View more

Middle East power rental market worth $500m

December 28, 2015

The power generation rental markets in the GCC countries are primarily driven by demand from utilities and the construction industry with Saudi Arabia emerging as the largest power rental market The c... View more

Middle East offerings showcased

December 1, 2015

With 3.7 billion in industry deals and a 4 per cent increase in attendees last year the recently concluded World Travel Market London 2015 featured more than 1.1 million meetings some 5 100 exhibitors... View more

The Middle East to benefit from 36,000km of new rail lines

November 1, 2015

The 11th Meed Mena Rail & Metro Conference was held in Dubai last month from 5 to 7 under the patronage of Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi minister of Public Works and chairman of the Federal Transport ... View more

CB&I strikes it rich in the Middle East

October 26, 2015

Last year new awards had totalled 16.3 billion which resulted in a backlog of 30.4 billion. These strong results underscore the advantages of the company Despite the oil price crash impacting adversel... View more

Ventil Valve Academy comes to the Middle East

September 21, 2015

Part of the global company Ventil it is the guide to understanding valves the process of selection the do s and don ts within the valve repair loop of shut-off valves safety valves and control valves ... View more

Can Middle East oil pricing be fixed after China breaks it?

September 14, 2015

Nobody is happy with the current state of oil markets in Asia apart maybe from some Chinese but they probably shouldn t be that pleased either. The reasons are multi-faceted but at the heart is the br... View more

Cortec Middle East gears up to support drilling firms

May 4, 2015

DRILLING companies are in a precarious position right now as they often rely upon antiquated rig stacking procedures to minimise the impact of idle times. During these down times drilling operators at... View more

Visitors pour in from the Middle East

February 23, 2015

SINGAPORE celebrates 50 years of independence from Malaysia this year. New York Times and CNN Travel have voted the destination as one of the top picks of 2015 and Lonely Planet has ranked the South E... View more

Kenya turns to Middle East travel trade

December 25, 2014

KENYA Tourism Board has launched a new travel agents online training programme designed specifically for the Middle East market. The programme has five unique modules each providing travel agents with... View more

Middle East O&G industry urged to focus on HSE issues

November 20, 2014

THE regional oil and gas (O&G) industry needs to place health safety and environment (HSE) issues at the centre of planning during the post easy oil era a distinguished panel of international experts ... View more

After Middle East, Pittsburgh Corning eyes China market

September 16, 2014

PITTSBURGH Corning a leading manufacturer of Foamglas cellular glass insulation products for both industrial and commercial use sees steady future growth for the company driven largely by the oil and ... View more

Hawthorn Suites makes Middle East debut

April 24, 2014

MANAGEMENT from the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dubai JBR will be exhibiting on the Wyndham Hotel Group stand at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) offering both regional and international travel trade an opp... View more

Worldhotels eyes further expansion in the Middle East

April 24, 2014

WORLDHOTELS targets further expansion in the Middle East and joins more than 600 senior hotel investors developers operators and advisors at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (Ahic) taking place... View more

Ocean Park goes halal for the Middle East

April 24, 2014

OCEAN Park Hong Kong is a must-visit destination on the itinerary if you re visiting Hong Kong the Far Eastern city this holiday season. Winner of the 2012 Applause Award a theme park award recognised... View more

Hong Kong welcomes the Middle East, kids first

March 27, 2014

THE Hong Kong Disneyland (HKDL) Resort is a leading family destination where an enchanting experience awaits guests of all nationalities and age groups Terruce Wang vice-president sales and distributi... View more

Dutco claims first Middle East investment in Maldives

March 27, 2014

The acquisition by the UAE-based Dutco Group of Companies owners of JA Resorts & Hotels of a high-end resort in the Maldives is a historical landmark not just for JA as this is the first resort that t... View more

PEOPLE: Alderley appoints new MD for the Middle East

February 16, 2014

ALDERLEY has announced the appointment of Adrian Phillips as the new managing director of Alderley based in Jebel Ali Dubai and Dammam Saudi Arabia. Phillips who graduated from Bristol University as a... View more enters Middle East

January 26, 2014 is an accommodation specialist exclusively catering to the travel trade industry. Since its launch about seven years ago in the UK this B2B portal has been getting a great response from t... View more

Travelport queue control console launches in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia

January 26, 2014

Travelport a leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry has launched Travelport Queue control console a web-based product that empowers travel agents to autom... View more

Hughes expands in the Middle East

January 22, 2014

HUGHES Middle East has relocated to a new larger office and warehouse in Sharjah UAE to meet the growing demand for the company s emergency showers and eye/facewash equipment. This important move will... View more

$2.46tr projects under way in Middle East oil, gas sector

January 22, 2014

WITH the Gulf oil exporters especially Saudi Arabia the UAE Kuwait Qatar Oman and Bahrain which form the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) ramping up public social and investment spending the value of pr... View more

Lux Assure breaks new ground in Middle East

January 22, 2014

SCOTLAND-BASED Lux Assure has announced the completion of its first major work in the Middle East using its innovative corrosion management tool CoMic. The oil and gas chemical monitoring firm secured... View more

FRHI lays out Middle East plans

December 26, 2013

YEAR 2013 had been significant for FRHI Hotels & Resorts with a good year in performance and also a rebranding exercise. Sami Nasser senior vice president operations Middle East Africa and India says:... View more

Scottish oilfield firm expands in Middle East

December 19, 2013

Scotland-based oilfield service company Romar International has entered a two-year agreement with Step Oiltools to represent the company in the Middle East. This agreement follows on from a successful... View more