Monthly Archives: April 2016

Agriculture Primed for Turnaround

Jordanian farmers are set to benefit from new export routes and a drive to incorporate thousands of Syrian refugees into the domestic workforce. Oxford Business Group Despite high domestic production, food exports continue to be hampered by the closure of…

How to Set Up Shop in Dubai

Setting Up Shop in Dubai

Gaining a foothold in the economic powerhouse of Dubai is an ambition held by many Jordanian SMEs. But to succeed in doing so, preparation is key. By Rebecca Irvine The benefits of setting up a business in Dubai are easy…

The World Bank

Jordan GDP to Hit 3 Percent in 2016 – World Bank

The World Bank said Jordan’s GDP should reach 3 percent in 2016, up from 2.4 percent in 2015, which was the slowest pace of growth in four years. In its latest MENA Economic Report, the bank said the rise in…

school

A Map by the People, for the People

The advocacy campaign Ma’an Nasel recently released Amman’s first ever comprehensive public transportation map. This is a significant development in terms of helping people navigate the city and showcasing what true urban activism can achieve. By Hazem Zureiqat On March…

BREXIT

Venture Explains: Brexit

What is it? This summer, Britain is set to hold a referendum on whether to exit—or Brexit—the European Union. Why is a referendum taking place? Britain last voted in 1975 on whether it wanted to remain part of the EU,…

Rotana

Rotana Hotels Implementing Sky Software Quality Management Solutions

Sky Software is pleased to announce the successful implementation of its Horizon Quality and Guest Service Solutions (Horizon QMS) at Rose Rayhaan by Rotana (Dubai) and Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana (Riyadh), providing the two hotels with an optimal tool to…

UnionPay

Middle East Payment Services Now Accepting UnionPay Cards in Jordan

Bolstering its international standing in the field of secure electronic payment services, Middle East Payment Services (MEPS) – a consortium of elite local and regional banks that serves as a leading, innovative payment services provider in the Middle East –…

Officine Panerai

Officine Panerai Taking Part in Fuorisalone 2016

Officine Panerai is taking part in Fuorisalone 2016 with the city-wide exhibition “Light in Time”. The exhibition, created in cooperation with the designer Moritz Waldmeyer, takes the form of a journey through the city which, starting from the Spazio Rossana Orlandi,…

smart city

The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear a VR Headset

Virtual reality (VR) has been around for quite a while. But the tech now seems advanced and cheap enough to finally enter the mainstream. By Zeid Nasser Timbuk 3’s 1986 hit The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades perfectly…

QAIA

QAIA Tops Airport Service Quality Awards

Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) has been voted the best airport in the region for the second year in a row at the annual Airport Service Quality Awards. QAIA beat off stiff competition from the likes of Dubai International Airport…