Lulu SirajPower solar energy

Lulu to open 1MWp solar carport at its hypermarket in Dubai’s Silicon Oasis

The solar carport covers an area of 7,209 sqm and will produce 1.7 GWh of clean energy annually, offsetting more than 1,205 metric tons of carbon emission

Kuwait’s expat population down by 56,000 in the first half of 2021 – report

The total number of expats in Kuwait stood at 3.154 million at the end of June

ADNOC Drilling sets offer price per share for IPO

ADNOC Drilling is expected to list on the ADX on or around October 3, 2021

Etihad Airways

Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad upgrades its Verified to Fly service

The service allows passengers to upload and check that they have all their relevant Covid-19 documentation in place prior to their flight

Dubai Financial Market plans to introduce new equity futures contracts

New contracts will include stocks of Dubai Investments, DFM Company and Shuaa Capital

Dubai Chamber

Dubai Chamber exports, re-exports grew 21.8% to Dhs147bn in January-August 2021

Chamber members’ exports and re-exports to the GCC countries during the first eight months of the year increased 16.4 per cent year-on-year to Dhs79.6bn

Over 90% of IT teams feel pressure to compromise security: Report

Securing the growing hybrid workplace presents exponential threat landscape

Charging the future

With the increasing use of lithium-ion batteries in data centres, the market is expected to grow significantly by 2025

Projects of the 50: UAE aims to create 75,000 private sector jobs for Emiratis

Several incentives have been unveiled to encourage UAE nationals to join the private sector including salary top-ups and unemployment benefits

UAE reports 620 Covid-19 cases, 785 recoveries

The total number of recorded cases has scaled to 728,886

Dubai’s Aramex in discussions to acquire Turkey’s MNG Kargo

Discussions are still in the early stages

UAE’s Air Arabia to resume flights to Saudi Arabia

All passengers traveling to the kingdom are required to download the Tawakkalna mobile app

VMware appoints Kit Colbert as CTO

Colbert will shape the technology vision for the company and drive foundational technologies for the company’s next stage of growth

Capital Bank to deploy humanoid robot ‘Pepper’ for retail banking in Jordan

Capital Bank is the first bank in Jordan to deploy the humanoid robot – Pepper across its branches, supported by Proven Solution robotic management system

Kuwait Airways resumes direct flights to New York

Flights will be operated once a week between the two destinations

Dubai healthy snack brand raises Dhs1.5m to further growth

The investment will support Koala Picks’ growth within the UAE

Why good governance makes sense for family businesses

Adopting a robust governance framework offers a roadmap for businesses to move forward

Why retailers must offer a robust omnichannel model to customers

While many consumers have welcomed a return to brick-and-mortar retail, the retail business model has fundamentally evolved

Sustainability trends: How to make MENA cities more resilient

Cities need to adopt a holistic and evidence-based framework to guide the building of resilience

UAE to grow trade ties in Asia and Africa

The Gulf state will expand economic ties with countries including South Korea, Indonesia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Turkey

Coding

UAE’s Majid Al Futtaim launches region’s first private sector coding programme for women

Focus will be on university students, recent graduates starting their careers, young professionals already in digital roles as well as upskilling MAFers

Dubai’s Emirates to resume services to Saudi Arabia, St Petersburg

The carrier has resumed passenger services to over 120 destinations

Gartner identifies four trends driving near-term AI innovation

Responsible AI, small and wide data, operationalisation and efficient resource use will be key to scaling AI initiatives

e-learning

UAE’s gender gap in online learning narrowing: Coursera study

Abu Dhabi School of Government is among the organisations leading the way in this trend

UAE reports 772 Covid-19 cases, 4 deaths

The total number of recorded cases has risen to 726,797

Why carving out a career in gaming may be a promising prospect

The forecast for gaming looks extremely bright for the GCC market

Cover story: Why Virtuzone’s executives believe startups must emulate UAE for long-term success

The UAE has meticulously crafted its position as a startup hub, and similar to any venture, the path to reach the top has not been easy. In an exclusive, business setup company Virtuzone’s leaders elaborate on why they are convinced by its proposition

Why solar power now makes financial and ecological sense

Renewables are on track to overtake fossil fuels as the world’s largest source of electricity within five years

Engaging women and girls in STEM is fundamental to inclusive growth in MEA

According to the State of Science Index (SOSI), within STEM equity, gender disparity remains an issue

Iker Casillas Goalkeeper Training Centre

Spain’s Iker Casillas to open goalkeeper training centre in Dubai

Fursan Hispania will scout for the best goalkeeping talent from the region, and recommend them for a full-boarding programme at the Iker Casillas Academy in Madrid