Sunday 29 May 2016

Forbes event to honour top Arab companies

Forbes Middle East is hosting its fourth annual event to celebrate “The Top Companies in the Arab World 2016” this week in Kuwait. The event, set to be held on May 31 at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, will also, for the very first time, acknowledge Kuwait&rs


Emirates to be Expo 2020 Dubai Premier Partner

Expo 2020 Dubai today announced the formation of its Premier Partnership with Emirates Airline to help bring 25 million visitors to Dubai for the global mega event. Under the agreement, Emirates Airline will be Expo 2020 Dubai's official airline partner. The pa


Grand Cinemas to open first 4D theatre in Kuwait

Grand Cinemas, a leading provider of movie entertainment services in the region, has announced the beginning of a new era in the movie-going experience with the introduction of its first 4D cinema in Kuwait. The world’s foremost 4D cinema technology, MX4D will debut exclusi


Cineco opens new $16m cineplex in Qatar

Bahrain Cinema Company (Cineco) announced the opening of a new QR60 million ($16.4 million) Cineplex at the Gulf Mall in Gharafa, Qatar, yesterday (May 26). The new Cineplex is approximately 5,645-sq-m and holds a total number of 2,318 seats across 13 screens. Encompassing the la


Google offers new features to local search ads

Google Maps will soon carry promotional offers from nearby businesses along with ads and allow users to browse product inventories and menus. Alphabet's Google said on Tuesday it would introduce the new ad features on both Google Maps and Google Map


Twitter drops photos, videos from 140-character limit

User names and media attachments such as photos and videos will no longer count toward the length of a tweet, Twitter Inc said on Tuesday, but the 140-character limit will stay. Twitter said the change, part of its efforts to simplify its microblogging service, will come into eff


Facebook changes policies on 'Trending Topics'

Facebook said it had changed some of the procedures for its "Trending Topics" section after a news report alleging it suppressed conservative news prompted a US Congressional demand for more transparency. The company said an internal probe showed no evidence of politica


Translate where you need it: new from Google

Google Translate is rolling out some major improvements to its translation solution that is used by more than 500 million people across the world. Google launched Tap to Translate for Arabic in the Middle East and Africa last week. The new updates will roll out over the next few


Emirates remains Middle East's top brand

Emirates airline is the region’s most valuable brand and it continues to soar with a brand value growth of 17 per cent, taking its total to over $7.7 billion, according to leading brand valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance. The UAE and Saudi Arabia continue to d


Iconic planes on display at Bahrain exhibition

A new exhibition celebrating the strong civil and military aviation heritage between Bahrain and the United Kingdom will open at the Bahrain National Museum tomorrow (May 23). The exhibition is supported by BAE Systems and the UK’s RAF Museum.   Shaikha

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