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Smartworld Launches Cloud Customer Engagement Solutions in the UAE

Smartworld Launches Cloud Customer Engagement Solutions in the UAE

17 May 2015

The new offering leverages the virtualized capabilities of the Altitude uCI 8 platform to deliver Altitude's flagship contact center applications in a cloud-based service model

Dubai-based Focus Point Selects Smartworld Cloud Customer Engagement Solutions

Dubai, May 17, 2015 – Smartworld has selected Altitude Software to Launch the first Cloud Customer Engagement Solutions in the UAE. Smartworld is a joint venture between Etisalat and Dubai... Read More

DIFC welcomes Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister

17 May 2015

Massimov and a high-profile business delegation came to the centre in a bid to boost bilateral trade

May 16, 2015

Dubai: Eisa Kazim, Governor of Dubai International Financial Centre, welcomed Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov and a high-profile business delegation to the centre in a bid to boost bilateral trade between the UAE and the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan’s visit came as part of the country’s efforts to gain best practices in... Read More

Nakheel signs deal with Landmark Group for 25 outlets in Al Khail Avenue

17 May 2015

Construction on the Al Khail Avenue mall will begin this year, with expected opening in 2018.

Dubai-based developer Nakheel announced that it has signed a deal with retailer Landmark Group to open 25 outlets in its upcoming mall, Al Khail Avenue.

The new stores will include some of Landmark’s popular brands – Home Centre, Centrepoint, Emax, New Look, Reiss, Fun City, Shoexpress, SportsOne and Candelite, a statement said.

The outlets will occupy over 220,000 square feet... Read More

Dubai’s inflation rate rises to 4.2% in April

17 May 2015

Increases 0.23 per cent compared with March

May 14, 2015

Dubai: Dubai’s inflation rate rose to 4.2 per cent in April over the same period in 2014 and to 0.23 per cent compared with the previous month, according to a statement on Thursday from the Dubai Statistic Centre (DSC).

The increase was a result of a rise in prices of miscellaneous goods and services by 3.56 per cent year-on-year and 1.35 per cent month-on-month; education, which accounts for 4 per cent of the... Read More

Air Arabia opens RAK sales office

17 May 2015

Airline has opened a new sales office and city terminal check-in desk in Ras Al Khaimah

May 14, 2015

Dubai: Air Arabia has opened a new sales office and City Terminal Check-in in Ras Al Khaimah, the low cost carrier said on Thursday.

The sales office and check-in centre is located on Nakheel Road.

The facility was officially opened by Shaikh Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Ras Al Khaimah Department of Civil Aviation, according to an emailed statement... Read More

DP World report 4.4% Q1 cargo volume rise

17 May 2015

DP World handled 15 million twenty-foot equivalent units in the first three months of the year

April 27, 2015

Dubai: DP World, one of the world’s largest port operators, reported on Monday a 4.4 per cent rise in gross container volumes in the first quarter.

The port operator, whose operations stretch from Dubai to South America, handled 15 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), a shipping container measurement, for the three months ending March 31, 2015.

DP... Read More

Five cities in five days: Abu Dhabi Tourism ventures into China

14 May 2015

To help capitalise on the rapid growth of inbound tourism from the People’s Republic into the emirate

May 14, 2015


Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi’s tourism industry is heading to China next week for a five-city roadshow to capitalise on the rapid growth of inbound tourism from the People’s Republic into the emirate. An eight-strong delegation, led by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, and comprising hotels, travel agents, attractions and the country’s... Read More

UAE draws strong interest at Expo Milano 2015

14 May 2015

May 14, 2015

Milan: A host of representatives from participating Expo Milano 2015 pavilions, visiting delegations and companies are reaching out for business opportunities in the UAE at Future Business UAE, a dedicated conclave within the UAE Pavilion, where a contingent of the UAE’s most pioneering and visionary public and private sector organisations are championing the country’s credentials as a global hub for investment, trade and commerce.

A tailored investment platform to... Read More

Shaikh Mohammed’s Twitter account surpasses 4 million followers

14 May 2015

(Wam) / 14 May 2015

Shaikh Mohammed’s account has come second globally in a study issued by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development for 2014 in his ability to reach the largest number of his people.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai’s Twitter account has reached over four million followers, making him one of the most followed leaders globally on the social networking site,... Read More

Dubai earmarks GCC and MENA region for further growth

14 May 2015

UNWTO Forum: Intra-Arab Tourism has significant potential for growth Attractiveness of Dubai for Arab visitors a result of connectivity, ease of access, and destination offer Cruise Arabia applauded as perfect example of cross-border co-operation

Dubai, UAE, 14 May, 2015: As source markets for visitors to Dubai, the GCC and MENA regions present significant potential for growth, despite already accounting for a combined 33 per cent of the emirate’s total tourism numbers.

Speaking... Read More