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Anghami

MENA music streaming platform Anghami merges with Vistas Media, to list on Nasdaq New York

The agreement will result in Anghami becoming the first Arab technology company to list on Nasdaq New York

Spotify to add 85 new markets with 1 billion people

Spotify is the largest paid music service in the world, and has become the single biggest source of revenue for the recording industry

Northern Ireland’s healthtech expertise to spur growth in the Middle East

Northern Ireland’s two main universities – Queens University Belfast and Ulster University – rank among the top 10 in the UK for bioscience research

Qatar Airways adds flights to Africa as carrier expands network

Its network currently stands at 120 destinations, with plans to reach 130 routes by the end of March

Power Letters 2021: Tony Douglas, CEO, Etihad Aviation Group

As part of Etihad Wellness, the airline introduced the Covid-19 global wellness insurance for all its guests

Power Letters 2021: Fleur Hassan-Nahoum, deputy mayor of Jerusalem and co-founder, UAE-Israel Business Council

In 2020, the UAE and Israel signed the Abraham Accords to establish full diplomatic ties between the countries

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New Sharjah mall City Centre Al Zahia on track to open in March 2021

The mall will be home to brands from Landmark and Azadea Group

Why Middle East investors should consider Northern Ireland’s fintech sector

The fintech sector is booming – supported in part by the Covid-19 pandemic – and Northern Ireland offers regional businesses a great platform for growth

Switzerland Tourism

How visitors from the GCC can turnaround the Swiss tourism industry

The Swiss tourism industry, rattled by the Covid-19 pandemic, is plotting a hard-fought comeback beginning this winter

Investment lessons: Outbound Middle East capital seeks emerging asset classes

The considerable levels of dry powder available across the Middle East is expected to target diversification opportunities and long-term higher returns

Five key stages for developing the tourism sector across the Middle East

Tourism is essential for economic diversification, growth, and job creation

Plugging into the future: Next stop is electric vehicles

One of the biggest revelations for the luxury auto industry this year is that going electric is no longer an option – and it must be done now

ICT talent beckons a new era of learning in the Middle East

Adequate ICT talent is required to accelerate digital enablement plans across the region

Key elements that differentiate the future of smart offices in the region

Cloud video conferencing is now a core capability

Exclusive: UAE-Israel Business Council co-founders on what comes next after the peace deal

The peace deal will alter the bilateral economic landscape and much more, opine co-founders Fleur Hassan Nahoum and Dorian Barak

Bahrain, Israel sign historic joint communique to establish diplomatic relations

Bahrain became the second Gulf nation to establish full diplomatic relations with Israel

Saudia flight

Saudia resumes flights to 20 international destinations

The Saudi airline restarted international flights on September 15 after six-months of Covid-19 restrictions

Dubai Lynx

Dubai Lynx announces line-up of speakers for virtual event

The virtual media and advertising event will be held from October 5-7

Israel seeks 100,000 UAE tourists a year after landmark pact

A record 4.5 million tourists visited Israel in 2019

Nearly 50% residents in the region intend to move houses in next 12 months due to pandemic

Apartments are the most widely adopted form of accommodation in the region

How the regional wealth management model is set to evolve?

The adoption rate for digital wealth management solutions has increased dramatically during the pandemic

DP World, Israel Shipyards weigh joint bid for Haifa port

Dubai-based DP World will set up a venture with Israel Shipyards Industries to participate in the tender for the port’s privatisation

Max Mara

Max Mara, Boohoo launch new e-commerce platforms for the Middle East

Max Mara launched its new portal on September 14, while Boohoo will launch its e-commerce website on September 23

Saudi Binladin to hire more advisers for $15bn debt revamp

The kingdom’s top builder reached out to restructuring specialists across the Gulf to assist with reorganising the business

Nissan Ariya

How Nissan is preparing to reboot its Middle East business

The Japanese carmaker has had a rocky year that has brought it to the brink. However, a four-year transformation strategy has plotted out an aggressive turnaround plan.
Here’s what to expect in the Middle East

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in UAE

His visit to the UAE forms part of a broader Middle East tour

Mideast equity markets mixed with oil prices in focus

Kuwait’s main equity index led losses in the region

Israel asks UAE Crown Prince to visit as peace moves intensify

Israel and the UAE disclosed on Thursday that they had decided to put aside decades of official animosity in favour of normalising ties

Anwar Gargash, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs

UAE says pact with Israel not about confronting Iran

The deal is all about the UAE, Israel and the United States, says Gargash

Dubai UAE

JPMorgan sees virus fallout stoking Middle East deals into 2021

The first six months saw $72bn of bond issuance from the region