UAE leads Middle East innovation

24.07.2014 / By
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The UAE ranks first in innovation in the Middle East, with Saudi Arabia and Qatar following second and third respectively, says the 2014 Global Innovation Index (GII). The leader improved its global ranking to 36 from 38 in 2013, the kingdom to 38 from 42, while Qatar dropped to 47 this year from 43. However, [...]

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WWE and OSN smack down exclusive deal

24.07.2014, 10:31 by
WWE's flagship television program Monday Night Raw®

Companies announce exclusive pay TV deal until 2019. As per the agreement, all WWE programming, such as Monday Night Raw, SmackDown, NXTand Main Event, as well as pay-per-view events, including WrestleMania and SummerSlamwill be shown on OSN Sports 2 HD. The channel is included in OSN Play, which allows subscribers to view programmes on mobile [...]

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Turkish Airlines takes off with four awards

24.07.2014, 10:29 by
Turkish Airlines voted as the best in Europe

Air travellers vote Turkish Airlines Best Airline in Europe for the fourth year running at the 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards. The airline also won Best Airline in Southern Europe and Best Business Class Catering for its ‘Flying Chef’ service on all long-haul and some short-haul international flights. It was also awarded Best Business Class [...]

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Just Falafel Sydney

Just Falafel bites into Australia with second outlet

24.07.2014, 10:26 by

Just Falafel opens its second outlet in Australia, in the country’s largest railway station. No. 8, Central Station, Lee Street, is at the southern end of the Sydney CBD (Central Business District). Each store opened will contribute to the brand’s $1m pledge to the UN World Food Programme. CEO Fadi Malas says: “Our desire to [...]

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Cheil Mena wins du live event and experiential marketing business

23.07.2014, 15:42 by

du awards its live event and experiential marketing to Cheil Mena. The agency will deliver strategy, concept development, design, build and on-site management alongside a range of live activations. In addition, it will be responsible for du’s exhibition presence at GITEX, sponsorship platforms such as du Live! and The Leadership Series, as well as governmental [...]

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Yoku Moku launches treats for Eid

23.07.2014, 15:38 by

Japanese confectionary brand launches special gift presentation for Ramadan. Encased in special wooden boxes with Arabesque design, the products are low on sugar, preservative-free and available in any of the company’s 15 branches in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and Ajmal. Visit any of the 15 branches of Yoku Moku across Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al [...]

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Kimora Lee Simmons

Kimora Lee Simmons hits DSS Fab Lane

23.07.2014, 15:36 by

Dubai Summer Surprises – DSS –  is bringing style icon and fashion mogul Kimora Lee Simmons to the city on August 10 to host an interactive style session. The creative director of KLS Kimora Lee Simmons will appear at The Dubai Mall Fashion Catwalk where she will judge a styling competition and offer fashion tips. [...]

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HTC Dot View case gets smarter

23.07.2014, 15:35 by

HTC has updated the app on its Dot View case.  It can be downloaded through the Google Play store. First launched with the HTC One M8 it can check the time and weather or receive notifications of incoming texts, emails and calls. The update offers wallpaper customisation, flexible settings and other features that make for [...]

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Ford’s First African “Go Further” Event

Ford accelerates Mea product introductions

22.07.2014, 13:50 by

The manufacturer announces it will launch at least 25 new vehicles in Mea by 2016. Ford is targeting growth in small, mid-size and large cars. Plans are to sell the new Fusion in the Middle East this year and the Mustang and Focus in Mea in 2015. This rollout will include technologies such as EcoBoost [...]

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PHD Dubai promotes digital expert to general manager

PHD Dubai focuses on digital with new general manager

22.07.2014, 13:46 by

PHD has promoted its group director and head of digital, Luca Allam, to Dubai office GM. He will oversee all accounts and lead on the Unilever digital business. “Luca will continue to drive new business and further our digital agenda,” says PHD UAE’s managing director, Elda Choucair. “PHD has long envisioned how central digital is [...]

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