Tag: Middle East

Air Arabia Eyes Growth in 2016

Last year Sharjah-based low-cost carrier Air Arabia made Amman its fifth hub through a 49 percent acquisition of Petra Airlines, which was then relaunched as Air Arabia Jordan. On the sidelines of the recent Arab Aviation and Media Summit in…

ArabNet

ArabNet: $718M Invested in the MENA Digital Ecosystem since 2013

In its 7th edition, ArabNet Beirut is set to further its growth of the regional digital ecosystem by bringing the latest innovations to Beirut, on March 1-2-3, 2016, in strategic partnership with DMS (Choueiri Group) and Beirut Digital District. A…

The Work Ahead for the ILO

The International Labour Organization’s newly-appointed regional chief has big plans to improve the lot of workers in Jordan over 2016 and beyond. By Rebecca Irvine With its mission to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection,…

Struggling Yahoo to End Middle East Presence in April

Yahoo, the troubled Internet giant that famously bought Jordan’s Maktoob, said it plans to close its last remaining Middle Eastern office in April. In a statement, Yahoo said the decision to shutter its Dubai office came as part of the…

The Finer Things-Travel: Clinique la Prairie, Clarens-Montreux, Switzerland

The Finer Things: Traveling

Top executives already have enough tough choices and compromises to make in the boardroom without having to worry about settling for second best in the rest of their everyday lives. With this in mind, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide…

Royal Jordanian's Crown Lounge at Queen Alia International Airport

RJ’s QAIA Lounge Voted Best in Africa and Middle East

In a sign the Kingdom’s aviation sector is successfully wooing coveted frequent flyers, Royal Jordanian’s Crown lounge at Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) was named the best in Africa and the Middle East at the Priority Pass Airport Lounge of…

Haitam Giat, Yes Atlas Founder

The University Matchmaker

The head of Yes Atlas says his educational consultancy agency is helping more and more students from across the Middle East secure their higher education overseas. By Rebecca Irvine After Haitam Giat attended university in Australia, he spotted a gap…

EMP

EMP Partners with UnionPay International

Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), the leading pan-African and Middle Eastern payments processor has announced a partnership with UnionPay International (UPI) to expand its card acceptance in the Arab World starting with Jordan. UnionPay is a fast growing international bankcard scheme…

ArabiaWeather to Fund Expansion With $7 Million Investment

ArabiaWeather, Jordan’s popular privately-owned weather website, recently raised $5 million in funding that will be used to fund a major expansion drive. Mohammed al Shaker, ArabiaWeather’s founder and CEO, said the investment deal was led jointly by Silicon Badia and…

Netflix Set to Expand Into the Middle East

Netflix, the paid-for streaming platform behind such popular TV shows as Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, is hiring new staff to help launch the service in the Middle East next year. The California-based media giant recently…