Real Estate Still Top Investment for UAE Residents

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Real estate is the most popular class for investment for UAE residents, according to a new survey. Although investors prefer property over the traditional “safe haven” asset of gold, they choose overseas properties, with only 12% owning real estate in the UAE, feeling the prices in Dubai are inflated. New survey, released by YouGov and […]

Dubai International Becomes 2014’s Busiest despite Runway Upgrades

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It is official – Dubai International is the world’s busiest airport for international passengers for 2014. The airport recorded 70.47 million passengers last year and it is expected to handle another 79 million in 2015. London’s Heathrow, which used to hold the titled busiest airport until recently, welcomed 68.1 million passengers. That is about 2 […]

Internet Apocalypse – Facebook, Instagram and Co. Hacked

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A true internet apocalypse unfolded earlier today, but luckily it was all over in about ten minutes. Social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, Tinder, HipChat and AIM went all down in the morning. Users from the United States, Asia, Australia and Europe took over other social platforms to report the issue. Facebook and Instagram, both owned by […]

iPad Turns Five – A Look Back at Its Evolution

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The very first iPad was announced by Steve Jobs back in 2010, on January 27th.  That means that the device, many versions of which you may find here, celebrates its fifth birthday this week! When Jobs introduced the iPad, he described it as mixture between desktop, laptop computers and smartphones, but much better than a […]

Can television survive amidst digital challengers rise in Middle East?

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A new report, “Television’s business model – Fit for a digital world: Middle East perspective”, assesses television’s current performance and outlook given the growing number of digital challengers. The report is based on Deloitte’s Global Mobile Consumer Survey- an online survey taking place in 22 countries including the UAE and Saudi Arabia- as well as […]

Consumers’ Revelation: Technology Helps Find Cheaper Products

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Most web users today share a very positive attitude towards personal technology. Furthermore, according to a latest Microsoft’s research, about 85% of people think that technology is making the world a better place to live. In addition, the report outlines the most important qualities of gadgets and the web that help make the world a […]

Pharmaceutical and Healthcare sector in Jafza records 29% growth

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Free Zone participates in Arab Health; seeks to attract more multinationals The pharmaceutical and healthcare sector in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the flagship free zone of Dubai and the UAE, has seen robust growth consistently in the last several years. The sector generated trade worth AED 10.1 billion in 2013 posting an impressive increase […]