UAE Banks Federation confirms progress on Credit Bureau

UAE Banks Federation confirms progress on Credit Bureau

ABU DHABI- The UAE Banks Federation, a professional representative body representing 49 member banks operating in the UAE, is to convene an exceptional meeting of its Consumer Committee soon to discuss member banks’ cooperation with Al Etihad Credit Bureau. The subject was one of the main discussion points during the last CEO Advisory Council meeting […]

SriLankan Airlines joins oneworld

SriLankan Airlines joins oneworld

WEDNESDAY— SriLankan Airlines becomes part of oneworld as of today(April 30th), offering the full range of services and benefits of the world’s fastest growing and highest rated global airline alliance. It becomes the first carrier from the Indian subcontinent to join any of the global airline alliances. With this expansion, the oneworld alliance now comprises 15 […]

ICCA hosts Alain Ducasse Master Class for Dubai's leading chefs

ICCA hosts Alain Ducasse Master Class for Dubai's leading chefs

DUBAI- The International Centre for Culinary Arts Dubai (ICCA) last week hosted 25 of Dubai’s top chefs for the Sous-Vide Advantage Master Class taught by Chef Christophe Larrat from Ducasse Education. Chefs were shown how to master the easy-to-use, versatile technology of Sous Vide during a hands-on workshop in partnership with Ducasse Education, Henkelman, TSSC, Electrolux and FusionChef. Ingredients of the […]

The Future Belongs to Those Who Prepare For Today set to commence

The Future Belongs to Those Who Prepare For Today set to commence

BANGKOK- The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Education and Training Committee will hold a PATA Youth Symposium on the morning of May 16, 2014, at Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), Zhuhai Campus. With the theme “The Future Belongs to Those Who Prepare for Today”, the Symposium will commence prior to the PATA Executive Board, Board Meeting and 2014 AGM and aims to […]

Deutsche Bank named Global Best Islamic Custodian 2014

Deutsche Bank named Global Best Islamic Custodian 2014

DUBAI- Deutsche Bank announced today(April 30th) that it has been selected as Global Best Islamic Custodian 2014 by Global Finance magazine. Salah Jaidah, Chairman of Islamic Finance at Deutsche Bank, said: “We are honored to receive this award from Global Finance as it confirms our expertise in servicing the Islamic Finance needs of our clients. […]

Pearl Initiative outlines need for principles-based corporate governance

Pearl Initiative outlines need for principles-based corporate governance

DUBAI- The Pearl Initiative, the leading not-for-profit institution working across the Gulf region to influence and improve corporate accountability and transparency, and leading global law firm Linklaters have co-hosted a roundtable discussion at the Shangri-La to discuss the business benefits of principles-based corporate governance in the Gulf region. Guest speaker Lance Croffoot-Suede, a partner at Linklaters […]

Alshaya to open retail academies in Jeddah and Dammam

Alshaya to open retail academies in Jeddah and Dammam

DUBAI- Building on the proven success of its Retail Academy in Riyadh, Alshaya International Trading Co.(Alshaya) is pleased to announce the opening later this year of a new academy in Jeddah, together with plans for a third Academy in Dammam in 2015. The expansion plans will enhance Alshaya’s ability to introduce more young women to […]

MIA announces opening of Building Our Collection exhibition

MIA announces opening of Building Our Collection exhibition

DOHA– The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) announced the opening of a two-part temporary exhibition that offers a rare opportunity for visitors to gain insight into the process of collecting and displaying art in a museum.  Building Our Collection will open tomorrow(April 30th) in MIA’s temporary exhibition galleries on the fourth floor. The exhibition explores […]