Sunday 5 July 2015

UAE non-oil business growth hits 22-month low

Business activity growth in the United Arab Emirates' non-oil private sector slowed to a 22-month low in June, partly because of the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a corporate survey showed on Sunday. The seasonall


Ramada Ajman hotels offer labourers Iftar buffet

Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman and Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman, two leading hospitality properties in the UAE emirate, arranged a special Iftar for up to 200 labourers in the emirate in an effort to show compassion and generosity during the holy m


Mobily’s 4G network sees 270pc growth

Etihad Etisalat Mobily, a leading telecom operator in Saudi Arabia, has reported a 270 per cent growth rate in the average of transferred data on its 4G network during the month of Ramadan this year as against the same period of last year.


Maids 'forced to work longer during Ramadan'

A leading rights campaigner in Bahrain has claimed that housemaids are being forced to work longer hours during Ramadan. The Migrant Workers Protection Society says many domestic workers suffer from lack of proper rest and nutriti


Bahrain mosque serves iftar for 400

More than 400 people every day are enjoying free iftar meals at Bahrain’s biggest mosque thanks to donations from a Bahraini philanthropist, a report said. The anonymous individual has been providing meals every Ramadan for


Houthis discuss Ramadan humanitarian pause

Yemen's dominant Houthi movement said on Saturday a pause in fighting to last until the end of Ramadan was under discussion with the United Nations to allow for deliveries of humanitarian aid. Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdul S


Ramadan tourism bonanza for Bahrain hotels

Bahrain's luxury hotels are forecasting an increase in Ramadan tourism this year. There is expected to be a five per cent rise in the number of visitors to five-star hotels during the holy month compared with last year –

More… witnesses shift in UAE consumers’ purchases

UAE-based online retail specialist has witnessed an increase in sales between Iftar and Sohour times in the emirates. It has been monitoring UAE consumers online shopping behaviour during Ramadan and demostrated that post


Dubai’s Ramadan Night Market to open on July 2

The Ramadan Night Market in Dubai is set to open from July 2 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The 10-day free-entry consumer fair will feature varied retail attractions, thrilling activities and culinary delights, said a statement


City Centre malls in UAE host Ramadan initiatives

Majid Al Futtaim, a leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, is enhancing the experience of Ramadan in the Northern Emirates, through hosting a thoughtful Ramadan initiatives and en

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