GCC Interior Contracting and Fit-out Market grows 87pc in 2012

Dubai: The overall GCC interior contracting and fit-out market will increase by 87 per cent in value this year, the highest increase since 2008, from US$5.04bn in 2011 to US$9.4bn, according to new research by Ventures ME commissioned by dmg events, the organising team behind the INDEX International Design Exhibition, the Middle East and North … Read more

UAE is rich of young talented professionals: IAT chief

Dubai: Advanced curricula adopted by Institute of Applied Technology (IAT) prepare talented students in engineering and technology, a prominent UAE educator said today. ”The UAE is rich of young talents who are capable of playing, along with other Emiarti professionals, their aspired role in the fields of engineering, oil, electricity, energy, health and aviation, ” … Read more

Asia and Pacific countries took lion’s share of OPEC crude exports in 2011

Vienna: The bulk of the crude oil exported by OPEC Member Countries during 2011 went to Asian and Pacific countries, with 12.5 mb/d or 54.0% of the total. North America and Europe followed, importing 4.9 mb/d or 21.1%, and 3.7 mb/d or 16.0%, respectively, according to OPEC’s Annual Statistical Bulletin (ASB). ”OPEC Member Countries also … Read more

DPG launches ‘Corporate Academy’

Dubai: Dubai Properties Group, a member of Dubai Holding, recently launched its Corporate Academy programme to promote a culture of learning and continuous development among DPG employees. The Academy is designed to promote best practice structured training programmes via a series of business and academic qualified trainings. The programme which is accredited by recognised industry … Read more

Dubai Trade collects AED 1 billion via Rosoom electronic payment gateway

Dubai: A total of one billion dirhams have been collected and more than one million transactions from the trading community have been conducted via Rosoom, the electronic payment gateway of Dubai Trade, the leading cross-border trade facilitator under Dubai World. The milestone, which was reached recently following nearly four years since the gateway was launched, … Read more

SMD participates in Seminar for Arabian Studies

Sharjah: The Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) participated in the Seminar for Arabian Studies, which was organized to increase awareness of the museums sector in the GCC region. SMD’s participation formed part of the Department’s commitment to increase the exposure of its various museums and achievements in the area of museum education on regional and international … Read more