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How Moutaz Al Khayyat Steered His Four-Year-Old Company, UrbaCon Trading & Contracting, Into Becoming One Of Qatar’s Leading Contracting Companies

For a company that was established only in 2011, UrbaCon Trading & Contracting (UCC) has been extremely quick in making a name for itsel..

Back It Up: WD Introduces Wireless, Portable Storage

WD has expanded its portable storage range to include My Passport Wireless, a Wi-Fi enabled storage solution for all of your devices. It all..

Jamba Juice Taps Into The GCC’s Growing Healthy F&B Market

Landmark Group is bringing in a new brand to the GCC that they hope will satisfy foodies and health freaks alike. Jamba Juice, imported by t..

Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme For Business And Pleasure

Alessandro Cresta, General Manager of globally-renowned Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme, says that while over half the hotel’s guest roster is ..

The Buzz About Beehive: Peer-To-Peer Lending Makes A GCC Entrance

If the discussions conducted at the Entrepreneur Middle East Enterprise Agility Forum in November last year were any indication, then one of..

ACTS Chairman Khaled Awad: Qatar Adopts Measures Of Preparedness, Prevention And Precision

“ACTS establishment was driven toward the embodiment of integrity powered by materials engineering knowledge. In our customers, empowe..

Betabrand And Norton Develop RFID-Blocking Jeans

It’s been estimated that 10 million people could be victimized by scams that retrieve and misuse personal data. Betabrand, a crowdfunding ..

Make Your Mark: Montblanc Develops Digital Writing Instruments

In a recent collaboration, Montblanc lent their superior craftsmanship to Samsung’s advanced S pen technology to create two new gadgets: t..

Book Review: Inbound Marketing: Attract, Engage And Delight Customers Online By Brian Halligan And Dharmesh Shah

Getting noticed on the net and drawing customers can be difficult, to put it mildly. MIT grads Halligan and Shah have written a how-to book ..

The 2015 MENA Salary Guide: The Compensation, The Benefits, And The Rates Of Satisfaction

Does your staff grumble that they feel underpaid or that they believe that their work is worth more money than they are making? They’re no..

Emirati ’Trep Rashed Harb’s First Foray Into F&B

Emirati entrepreneur Rashed Harb says that while he’s franchising an existing successful model, it doesn’t make his business any less a ..

Three Necessary Factors To Establish A Qatari Silicon Valley

Two years ago, I moved to Qatar with my family to teach at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. I moved here from San Francisco Bay Area, wh..

Give It Your All: ASUS Zenbook UX303 Review

The new and improved ASUS Zenbook UX303 is thin, light, powerful, and comes in smoky brown- a stylish new color. This generation of Zenbook ..

MICEit Wants To Make MENA Event Planning Seamless

MICEit‘s co-founders were inspired by a problem they’ve faced working for over a (combined) 23 years in the hospitality industr..

Book Review: Employer Brand Management By Richard Mosley

In times past, people in the job market had very few demands of their employers- a steady pay cheque, some good benefits, holiday time and t..

Artistic Inclinations: MENA Platform Lets You Buy And Sell Fine Art Online

With annual art fairs like Art Dubai and Galleries Night, plus cultural districts such as Alserkal Avenue bringing in visitors to see region..

Five Essential Steps To Creating Content That Works For Your Business

Most businesses are now aware of the need to create fresh, new content for their websites, perhaps in a bid to improve sales or customer ser..

10 Questions To Ask Before Naming Your Business

What’s in a name? When deciding what to call your company, the answer is plenty. A business name can be too broad- or too confining. It ca..

Social Investors, Social Activists And Social Ventures Talk Back: What’s Happening In MENA?

In analyzing the capital flow for social enterprises, the picture behind this reality around the world adjusts depending on what region you..

FitRepublik’s Ali Al Amine Sees Entrepreneurship As The Way Forward

It’s hard not to be taken in by the enthusiasm resplendent in Ali Al Amine’s new venture, FitRepublik, the latest entry in Dubai’s..

Book Review: Targeted: How Technology Is Revolutionizing Advertising And The Way Companies Reach Consumers By Mike Smith

In a world where attention spans are shrinking, and where new technology is old almost before it starts, it can be incredibly challenging fo..

Eight Communication Tips For ’Treps By ’Treps: How To PR Your Business

Ten years ago, Lucy and I set up our integrated communications agency with a team of two (namely us), in a one-bedroom apartment. A decade l..

Empowering Excellence: Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil Parambath, Founder And MD Of VPS Healthcare Group Invests In Human Capital

There are a few obvious facts that everyone knows about Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil Parambath. He’s quite a young man, and he’s an undisputed ..

You’ve Got Baggage! Mark Giusti Carries-On

Mark Giusti’s diverse selection of everything from the carry-on to weekender duffels make great options for ‘treps on the go. Here are t..

’Trep Trimmings: The deLaCour Executive Selection

From better goods to boardroom wardrobe bests, each issue we choose a few items that make the approved executive selection list. For the fir..