The tragic earthquake that has struck Morocco has devastated significant parts of the country and killed and injured thousands of people. As part of the international relief effort, the aviation industry is playing a vital role, in the rapid delivery of humanitarian aid to Morocco.
IATA’s Regional Vice-President for Africa-Middle East, Kamil Al-Awadhi, expressed condolences of the aviation community to the people of Morocco. "The heart-breaking impact of this tragedy in Morocco has been felt worldwide. On behalf of IATA's member airlines, we extend our heartfelt sympathies to all those affected,” he said. “Our thoughts remain with the communities impacted by this devastating event. We commend the exceptional work of rescue teams, and the important role aviation is playing in facilitating immediate ......read more
As part of its efforts to raise public health awareness in extension to its comprehensive social responsibility program
Kuwait, 7 June 2023: Burgan Bank announced that it will be sponsoring and actively participating in Al Ahmadi Governorate’s blood donation drive campaign for the fourth year in a row. The campaign, titled “Every Drop…Saves a Life,” is set to take place at Al-Kout Mall on June 9, 2023, under the auspice of His Excellency Sheikh Fawaz Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Al Ahmadi Governor. The campaign comes as part of Burgan Bank’s social responsibility program, which involves a range of goals, including raising the public’s awareness of health and wellness.
Given the grave importance of helping all those in need of blood transfusions across Kuwait, Burgan Bank continues to sponsor ......read more
Vint Cerf awarded for his pioneering work in the architecture of the Internet
Kuwait City, Kuwait, May 25, 2023 - Today, Google Cloud announced that Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist, was awarded Kuwait’s Informatics Medal from HH Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Crown Prince of Kuwait. Vint received the honorary award for his pioneering work in the architecture of the Internet. The Informatics Medal is the highest recognition in Kuwait bestowed upon an Arab or an international figure for their outstanding contributions to informatics and societal development.
Vint Cerf received the award at a ceremony presided over by His Highness Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Crown Prince of Kuwait, Sheikha Aida Salem Al Ali Al Sabah, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, Bassam Al-Shammari, Chairman of ......read more
Kuwait, 15 April 2023: As part of this year’s social responsibility program during Ramadan, Kuwait International Bank (KIB) organized an Iftar meal initiative for those fasting throughout the Holy Month. This initiative was organized with the help of volunteers from KIB, the ‘KIB Heroes’, in line with the Bank’s pledge to play an active role within the local community beyond the scope of its financial services and solutions.
On this occasion, Abdullah Al Khamees, from the Bank’s Marketing and Corporate Communications Unit at KIB, said, “The Iftar meals consist of nutritious, complete daily meals that will be distributed during the holy month of Ramadan. KIB aims to provide Iftar meals for everyone, particularly the most vulnerable families and those who live far away from their loved ones, ......read more
Kuwait, 28 March 2023: Burger King Kuwait organized a tree-planting event throwing in an exciting mix of fun, learning and environmental awareness for children on Saturday. This is the third such edutainment activity by the BK Junior Club app in the last 9 months, starting with the beach cleanup drive, followed by the ‘King of the Space’ event.
With joyous hearts and eager hands, fifty children joined forces to be part of the initiative, conducted in partnership with Green Hands, a renowned environmental team. Together, they planted 500 saplings at the picturesque Al Tasameh & Altasleh park in Andalous.
Accompanied by their parents and siblings, the day transformed into a delightful family outing that left an indelible impression on the young minds. The event sparked meaningful conversations among ......read more
Kuwait, 24 February 2023: Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait would like to extend its warmest wishes to the Amir of the State of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince of Kuwait, Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and to the Kuwaiti government and its people as well as all residents in the State of Kuwait on the occasion of National and Liberation Day.
During this occasion, ABK announces that its branches and Head Office will be closed on Sunday, February 26 and Monday, February 27. The Bank will resume its working hours on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.
ABK will continue to provide its banking services to its customers online through eahli.com and its mobile application. The Bank’s call center will be available 24 hours during the holiday and can be reached by calling ......read more
This strategic alliance will support digitizing government services, migrate national data securely to the cloud, and set up a national digital skills program
Google Cloud announces its intent to open a cloud region in Kuwait
Kuwait City, Kuwait, January 5, 2023 - Google Cloud announced today a strategic alliance with the Government of Kuwait to roll out a comprehensive digital transformation roadmap across governmental entities and key state-owned enterprises. The alliance will enable the Government of Kuwait to leverage Google Cloud’s innovative technology and expertise in data analytics, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver on its commitment to make digitization one of its top national priorities in the coming years.
As part of the strategic alliance, Google Cloud will work with the Government ......read more
Kuwait, 28 November 2022: Stemming from a sincere commitment to their social responsibility roles - and in celebration of Back-to-School season and the return to a pre-COVID sense of normalcy - Grand Hyatt Kuwait and Hyatt Regency Kout Mall, in collaboration with Al-Kharafi Center for Kids with Special Needs, hosted a joyous brunch for 60 differently-abled children. The event, which featured a number of fun activities, aimed at getting the children excited and ready for the long-awaited normal return to the school year, following the two-year COVID-19 mandated closure of schools and recreational facilities.
Commenting on the event, Philma Gomes-Ellis, Cluster Director of Sales and Marketing at Grand Hyatt Kuwait, said: “Hosting these spirited children over a delightful brunch with Hyatt Regency was inspired greatly by the Hyatt ......read more
OUT OF THIS WORLD!
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 30 September 2022: GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR), the global authority on record-breaking achievements, announces that GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2023 (GWR2023) is available in stores and online across the Arab World and globally today.
The new 2023 edition reveals the latest and greatest Guinness World Records achievements on Earth and in Space, with brand new photography and graphics, plus special features to bring this year’s astonishing records to life.
Around 50 records from the Arab World have been featured in the new edition that is now distributed in 1.8m copies worldwide. In fact, this is enough printed to blanket 18 football pitches or 11 Trafalgar Squares.
Guinness World Records™ said over ......read more
• Informatics Medal awarded to the late Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
• The 20th anniversary celebration is sponsored by His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
• Winners of the award’s 20th edition hail from the State of Kuwait, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman
• Sheikha Aida Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah: The awards have recognized the innovation and achievements of hundreds of participants from Kuwait, the GCC and the Middle East
Kuwait – June 27, 2022: The late Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, as well as winners of the 20th Edition of the His Highness Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah Informatics Award will be honored in a belated ceremony on Monday, June 27th, at Bayan ......read more
Dubai – 05, May 2022: His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs and CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, affirmed that Expo 2020 Dubai is an exceptional experience in the course of the successes of the UAE, and an international testimony to Dubai as a global capital for work, investment and tourism and the preferred destination for organizing major events. The distinguished success achieved by the UAE in hosting the Expo 2020 Dubai, with more than 24 million visitors, represents a competitive start towards global leadership of trade, tourism and international investment hubs.
During a ceremony, held at the department's headquarters, honoring members of the Dubai Customs’ team participating in the Expo, Musabih said; "We are pleased with the great success and ......read more
April 19, 2022: Desperately needed rains across the Horn of Africa have so far failed to materialise, almost a month into the current rainy season, and if these conditions continue, along with stagnant and even decreasing humanitarian aid, the number of hungry people due to drought could spiral from the currently estimated 14 million to 20 million through 2022, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today.
With Somalia facing the risk of famine, half a million Kenyans one step away from catastrophic levels of hunger and malnutrition rates in Ethiopia well above emergency thresholds, time is fast running out for families who are struggling to survive.
“We know from past experience that acting early to avert a humanitarian catastrophe is vital, yet our ability to launch the response ......read more
The UN World Food Programme (WFP)’s operational costs for 2022 will go up by US$ 136 million in West Africa alone due to the ripple effect of the conflict in Ukraine which is driving up global food and fuel prices. This, as acute hunger in the region has quadrupled in three years – reaching a 10-year high this year, with 43 million women, men and children expected to face acute food insecurity by June 2022.
This additional cost to WFP’s operations could have been used to provide six million school children with a daily nutritious meal for six months. This is unfortunate as millions of families in the region are unable to meet their basic food needs as a result of an unprecedented food crisis, driven by conflict, climate, the fallout from COVID-19 and high food prices.
“Soaring food and fuel prices ......read more
Dubai – 04, April 2022: Dubai Customs received a senior Kuwaiti delegation headed by H.E. Abdulkarim Taqi, Director-General, Public Authority for Industry (PAI).
Mansoor Al-Malik, executive director for policies and legislation Division received the Kuwaiti delegation, and the meeting was attended by Majid Al Ali, Director of Customs Declarations Department, Manager of Customs Procedures Section, Khawla Humaid from Corporate Communication Department, as well as a number of Kuwaiti businessmen and traders.
Al-Malik talked about the latest developments and new projects at Dubai Customs and their role in facilitating global trade and investment. He also touched on the role played by the Policy and Legislation Division at Dubai Customs in setting policies related to value, customs tariff and origin, and the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2022 – He took up exercise seriously almost all his life, but mountaineer Yousef Al Refaie has taken it to the next level setting a Guinness World Records title for being the Youngest person to climb the Seven Volcanic Summits at 24 years and 119 days.
Al Refaie is not only 24 but he is also the 24th globally to climb each continent’s tallest volcano. Notoriety is not the key component here as ascending the seven calderas is a very rare achievement, so becoming the youngest person to complete the circuit is even rarer feat.
“You came from the desert, I wouldn’t think you will be able climb the highest mountains” is what kept pushing him toward his goal that started as a normal tourist trip on December 30, 2015 to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
The ......read more
April 01, 2022: As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins, the soaring cost of food staples in import-dependent Middle Eastern and North African countries is creating ever greater challenges for millions of families already struggling to keep hunger at bay, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today.
Traditionally a month of festivities, when families gather over traditional foods to break their day-long fast, this year millions will be struggling to buy even the most basic foods for their families as the conflict in Ukraine has pushed food prices even higher than the troubling levels at the start of the year.
“We are extremely concerned about the millions of people in this region who are already struggling to access enough food because of a toxic combination of conflict, climate change and ......read more
• Adopting additional indicators for the region and expanded the research in quantity and quality
• Report identified key weaknesses in Arab countries' SDG results so far, most notably in SDG 5 (gender equality)
• Six countries lead the regional scores, with a total index score of 66 or more
• Only three countries achieved one of the development goals
• The report recommends the countries in the region to urgently invest in more resources
Dubai - 31 March 2022: A report released by the World Government Summit Organization in partnership with the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government under the title "Arab Region Sustainable Development Goals Index 2022" has revealed big differences in the progress that Arab countries are making towards achieving the UN ......read more
Taking Kuwait’s National and Liberations Days to New Heights
Kuwait – 24, February 2022: On the occasion of Kuwait’s 61st National and 31st Liberation days this year, Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al-Babtain Co (AABC), the sole authorized dealer of Nissan in the State of Kuwait recently sponsored the freefall jump with the largest Kuwaiti flag achieved by the Kuwait Skydive team and the Kuwait Freefall Committee. With the flag measuring at a height of 17 meters and 4.9 meters in width, the dive from 13,000 ft has set the record for the first and largest flag flown while in freefall in Kuwait.
The two passionate skydivers shared their joy in accomplishing the great feat - Mr. Nasser said: " It took us several attempts and a lot of preparation over the course of ten days to make this a successful ......read more
• GBF ASEAN 2021 will be held in Dubai December 8-9 in partnership with Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai, UAE - November 14, 2021: The Covid-led digital shift, supply chain disruptions, changing dynamics of global trade and the widespread adoption of advanced technologies are among the topic issues and trends to be discussed by government leaders, businessmen, investors and industry experts speaking that the inaugural Global Business Forum ASEAN in Dubai.
The forum, set to be held December 8-9, 2021, is organised by Dubai Chamber under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, in partnership with Expo 2020.
Sessions on day one of the two-day event will take a closer look at the recovery of ASEAN economies as ......read more
RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION THEMED ÊÈÕÑ(Tabassar) JOURNEYS THROUGH THE LATE AMIR’S LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENTS AND STERLING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WORLD
REMEMBERING AN INSPIRATIONAL LEADER.
Kuwait - 06, October 2021: In commemoration of the first-year anniversary of the Late Amir of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, and in honor of his exemplary works through the years, Al Hamra Real Estate Co. recently launched an exhibition at Al Hamra Shopping Center. The retrospective exhibition highlights His Highness late Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah’s life’s journey, some of his memorable milestones and recognizes his positive role as a humanitarian leader and as the ‘Dean of Arab diplomacy’ by displaying rare photographs and footages for visitors to ......read more
• adidas and Parley’s global impact platform, Run for the Oceans, returns for the fourth year, and marks the second Parley Missions chapter of 2021
• For every tracked KM via the adidas Running app from May 28 – June 8, adidas x Parley will clean up the equivalent weight of 10 plastic bottles from beaches, up to 500,000lbs
• Download the adidas Running app and sign up to the challenge now – every kilometer counts from May 28 – June 8
Dubai, May 18, 2021: Ahead of World Oceans Day on June 8, adidas is harnessing the power of sport and using it as a force for change, inviting the world to unite and Run for the Oceans once again.
From May 28 – June 8, adidas x Parley Run for the Oceans returns for a fourth year, continuing its commitment ......read more
• Our conference call suggests compromise over a debt law is eventually likely, but not immediately.
• We estimate recent steps taken by authorities lengthen the timeline for GRF liquidity crunch until 3Q21.
• Risk of devaluation or of arrears appears overstated.
Policy paralysis to persist; possible debt law compromise
March 201 2021: The key take-away from our Kuwait conference call is that a compromise over a debt law between the parliament and Cabinet is eventually likely, although an agreement may not be a near-term prospect. The political outlook is key to the authorities' ability to issue a debt law and replenish the General Reserve Fund (GRF), in our view. We estimate ......read more
• 5-year partnership will improve millions of lives through significant investments in healthcare, sanitation, clean water and other basic amenities
• CMA and Save the Children will combine knowledge, expertise and resources to combat global health crisis starting in Indonesia, China and Bangladesh
March 08, 2021: Charles Monat Associates (CMA), a global pioneer in providing wealth planning and life insurance solutions, today marked its 50th anniversary with the announcement of a philanthropic partnership with Save the Children, a leading humanitarian organization that champions the rights and interests of children worldwide, to end childhood pneumonia.
Established in 1971, CMA has become an industry leader preserving the wealth of more than 8,000 clients from 50 countries, and placed ......read more
Kuwait, 5 November 2020: Reiterating its support to the Kuwait Association for Care of Children in Hospital (KACCH), the Public Relations representatives in Burgan Bank visited "Bayt Abdulla” headquarters to gift the children special toys and games. The annual visit is aimed at drawing smiles on the faces of the children and to raise their spirits during their treatments.
Bayt Abdullah was established as the first children’s hospice in the Middle East and provides the highest standard of multi-professional palliative care and family support to children with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses. This partnership between Burgan Bank and KACCH includes various visits and activities over the course of the year including this annual visit to donate toys. The toys will be distributed to all hospitals ......read more
First Saudi woman to achieve a Guinness World Records title singlehandedly
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 19 October 2020: Ohud Abdullah Almalki, known as ‘The Artist of the Nation’ marks an incredible milestone becoming the first Saudi woman to achieve a Guinness World Records title singlehandedly, the global authority on record-breaking achievements said. The Al Naseem neighbourhood product in Jedda draws the Largest coffee painting in the world using expired granules, illustrating seven renowned figures of Saudi Arabia and the neighbouring United Arab Emirates.
Two giant pictures of the founding fathers of the two nations, the late King Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman, and the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. On the painting as well, pictures of KSA and UAE rulers including the Custodian of the Two ......read more
For the first time ever, Saudi Arabia hosted a G20 Tourism private-public event focused on the recovery of the sector
Saudi Arabia leading and coordinating the global Travel & Tourism agenda
At the request of Saudi Arabia, WTTC presented a plan to resume international travel and save 100m jobs in the world
October 11, 2020: The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), pays tribute to the leadership of Saudi Arabia, and for its support to the local and global private sector, at the historic meeting of G20 Tourism Ministers and more than 45 CEOs of the world’s biggest travel companies, and private sector leaders from the G20 countries
During their G20 Chairmanship of the Tourism Track, Saudi Arabia requested the collaboration of the global travel and tourism sector on developing a ......read more
The massive explosion that ripped Beirut apart in August 2020 created significant immediate and long-term humanitarian needs. We’re supporting Medair to deliver emergency assistance to those impacted and displaced by the disaster – in particular to meet their shelter and health needs – and to assist in the rehabilitation of damaged buildings and public facilities. Medair’s teams will also work to provide mental health support to the most vulnerable groups.
United Arab Emirates, October 07, 2020: On 4 August 2020, a horrific explosion rocked the Port of Beirut with a force equal to a 3.5-magnitude earthquake. Homes collapsed, high rise buildings were reduced to hollow frames and the streets for miles around were strewn with rubble. The blasts resulted in massive human loss, with more than 190 ......read more
September 22, 2020: To coincide with the 75th session of the UN General Assembly – and the SDG Business Forum – the World Gold Council has published a report entitled Gold Mining’s Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The report outlines how leading gold mining companies are making a significant contribution towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report includes 39 case studies on how members of the World Gold Council are bringing about positive change across four thematic areas: global partnerships; social inclusion; economic development; and responsible operations, energy and the environment.
Examples of the commitments the gold mining industry has made towards sustainable strategies include:
• Global partnership: ......read more
CLYMB™ is now officially home to the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel and world’s tallest indoor artificial climbing wall.
18 August 2020: CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi, the new sports and leisure attraction on Yas Island, is awarded with two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles for the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel at 10 meters (32 feet) in diameter and 54.6 m (179.2ft) high and the world’s tallest indoor artificial climbing wall reaching 42.16 m (138ft).
Launched on November 29, 2019, CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi provides guests with a unique experience, taking them to record-breaking heights. The two attractions are suitable for visitors of all ages and skills, with highly trained instructors taking visitors through safety tips and techniques before introducing ......read more
Pandora and brand Muse Halima Aden unite in support of UNICEF, as the Marley family reimagine iconic anthem One Love for global fundraising appeal.
July 16, 2020: Model and activist Halima Aden has come together with Pandora in support of UNICEF’s One Love initiative, to reimagine a world fit for all children. With the goal of preventing the COVID-19 pandemic becoming a lasting crisis for the world’s most vulnerable children, Pandora will match every dollar donated through One Love up to the value of US$1 mil-lion.
Members of the Marley family are re-recording the late Bob Marley’s iconic anthem One Love in support of UNICEF. Tuff Gong International and Amplified Music will release a new version of the seminal song on 17 July with all proceeds from the song and related activi-ties directly ......read more
Kuwait – February 29, 2020: With the aim of building community spirit and engaging in a shared experience during the joyous occasion, Burgan Bank participated in the National and Liberation Days festivities that were organized by the Autism Partnership Kuwait (APK).
Celebrating together with the children, who were dressed in national clothes, and their families, the kids enjoyed a fun-filled program which included decorating of flags and various competitions followed by distribution of gifts.
The celebration was dedicated to spreading happiness through a memorable event and a sense of belonging during one of Kuwait’s most important months’ as part of the Bank’s objective to promote social inclusion among the children and other segments of the society.
Burgan Bank's ......read more
September 24, 2019: This Ramadan, The Body Shop collaborated with Dubai Cares to raise funds via its outlets, which will be used by Dubai Cares to support children and youth’s education through the refurbishment and construction of education facilities in developing countries. Dubai Cares is playing a key role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 goal which aims to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning by 2030.
The Body Shop has always believed that business can be used as a “Force for good” and thanks to Dubai Cares and every individual who supported this cause with their big-hearted contribution, the company has been able to bring hope to underserved children and youth.
Quote From The Body Shop:
The Body Shop globally operates with a clearly ......read more
spread the Joy” Initiative Returns to Promote a Culture of Solidarity
Kuwait, 23 May 2019: Al Hamra Real Estate Co., a leader in real estate development and management, recently hosted its Girgean event under the umbrella theme of nationwide initiative ‘Spread the Joy’, in collaboration with the Children’s Home, an orphanage managed by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor. The event combined engaging and exciting activities to drive a memorable experience for the little girls and boys.
Reflecting the true spirit of the Ramadan season and rich Kuwaiti culture, the one-of-a-kind program returned to share good tidings with the less fortunate, reiterating the brand’s warm hospitality and compassion. Conveying messages of love and support during the event, the orphan girls, and boys ......read more
22 January 2019; Dubai, UAE:
The Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced that the issuance of long-term residence permits for investors, outstanding students, foreign nationals with exceptional talents, and similarly-situated foreign nationals, as determined by the UAE government, will begin on 3 February 2019.
Categories of applicants
A five-year residence permit will be available to the following categories of foreign nationals:
• Investors in the UAE real estate market;
• Entrepreneurs and up to three executives working for the qualifying entrepreneur;
• Exceptional students; and
• Spouses and children of the above ......read more
Recognized for its exceptional service and innovation across the country’s noteworthy deals for the 10th consecutive year
Kuwait – 20 October 2018: ASAR - Al Ruwayeh & Partners (ASAR), Kuwait’s leading and most prominent corporate law firm, and one of the region’s top tier firms, is pleased to announce that it has for a record 10th consecutive year received a national award presented by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR), the world’s leading market guide for corporate and financial law firms worldwide. The 2018 IFLR national award presented to ASAR was for the “Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year” in Kuwait. The awards ceremony that was held on 17 October 2018 at the Burj Al Arab hotel, Dubai, saw the attendance of partners and representatives from ......read more
EQUATE, Al Hamra Real Estate Co., Alghanim, Burgan Bank and Gulf Insurance Company join the WEP signatories in Kuwait, championing Women Economic Empowerment
Kuwait City, 2 October 2018 - Under the auspices of Her Excellency Mrs. Hind Sabeeh Barak Al-Sabeeh, Minister of Social Affairs and Labour and Minister of State for Economic Affairs, the Women's Research and Studies Center, College of Social Sciences at Kuwait University convened the launch of Women’s Empowerment Principles in Kuwait on 1 October 2018, at the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry This initiative was designed to mobilize the Kuwaiti private sector to promote, support and accelerate gender equality between men and women and women’s economic empowerment, in alignment with the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable ......read more
Ministry of Electricity and Water to Roll Out Smart Meters with Global Technology Leaders Zain, Oliver Wyman, and Ericsson using SAP Platform;
Markets and Markets: Global Smart Meters Market to Top USD 20 Billion by 2022
KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait, 25 September 2018: Millions of Kuwait’s residents and organizations will be able to benefit from a digital experience when it comes to electricity and water services, thanks to an innovative smart meters partnership announced today by the Ministry of Electricity and Water.
As part of the partnership with leading global technology companies, the Ministry of Electricity and Water have started deploying the smart meters that will reach, by the end of the project, a total of 800,000 electrical meters and 300,000 water meters to homes and organizations ......read more
7 May, 2018 – Kuwait continues to create an encouraging investment climate for the private sector to invest in infrastructure projects. This is according to Deloitte’s latest report “Doing business guide – understanding Kuwait’s tax position,” which finds that the country offers a series of potential benefits to foreign investors including income tax holidays up to 10 years, and exemptions from custom duties for importing relevant equipment and materials into the country.
The Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA) has also introduced a scoring system that is followed when evaluating the issuance and approval of the investment licenses. The aim of the standards is to encourage businesses who have successfully contributed to Kuwait’s economy by offering them a set of ......read more
EMIRATE TO HIGHLIGHT ACHIEVEMENTS IN MEDIA SECTOR AT KUWAIT FORUM
SHARJAH, Sharjah Government Media Bureau, April 18, 2018 -- A high-level media delegation, headed by Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council, will take part in the 15th edition of the Arab Media Forum, being held from April 22-23 in Kuwait.
The Sharjah delegation includes HE Dr Khalid Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media City, HE Mohammed Khalaf, Director General of Sharjah Media Corporation, HE Tariq Saeed Allay, Director of Sharjah Government Media Bureau, HE Hassan Yaqoub Al Mansouri, Secretary General of Sharjah Media Council and other members of the Emirate’s media and government communication sector.
Earlier, the Executive Committee of the Arab Media Forum announced the selection of Sharjah as the ......read more
Collaboration with KFAS and SACGC in R&D and innovation
Focuses on skills development and local capability building
Joint task force will reinforce KFAS, SACGC and Siemens’ commitment to Kuwait Vision 2035
Long-term vision includes setting-up a Training and Innovation Center in Kuwait
Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2018: Further expanding its knowledge-sharing commitment to the State of Kuwait, Siemens has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and Sabah Al Ahmad Centre for Giftedness and Creativity (SACGC). The agreement establishes a strategic partnership between KFAS, SACGC and Siemens in different fields, designed to contribute to the digital transformation of Kuwait and to develop a highly-skilled local workforce. Siemens will ......read more
Sharjah, October 8, 2017 - The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) organized a new Gulf promotional tour which included a number of cities in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, taking place from 1 to 4 October. Meetings were held with tourism industry professionals and representatives of major travel and tourism companies in the cities of Kuwait, Khobar, Riyadh and Jeddah ......read more
We anticipate Kuwait's large government and external net asset positions will continue to afford the authorities space to gradually consolidate government finances without weighing on growth.
We are therefore affirming our 'AA/A-1+' long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on Kuwait.
The stable outlook reflects our expectation ......read more
Team from UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are taking part in this initiative to help the cause of 65 million people suffering from this challenge around the globe, it is the 4th most common neurological condition
Dubai, UAE, May 9th, 2017: Epilepsy warrior and adventure enthusiast, Medina Ilyassova, will lead a group of 12 people to Tanzania on a ‘Wild Lion Expedition’. In ......read more
Kuwait City, Kuwait, 07 May 2017: Kuwait won three GCC awards at the recently concluded 2017 MEED Quality Awards for Projects, the region’s premier recognition programme for completed projects in the Gulf region.
Shamal Az Zour Al Oula’s Az-Zour North One Power and Water Plant Project won the GCC Power Project of the Year as well as the GCC Mega Project of the Year ......read more
Created in collaboration with Microsoft, the Font harmoniously and fully integrates Arabic and Latin texts
Hamdan bin Mohammed: Dubai Font combines the authenticity of the past and the aspirations of the future
The Dubai Font is the first Microsoft font created by a city and named after it
The font can be accessed globally by more than 100 million users across the world through ......read more
Minister of Education honours ARC participants and winners
Kuwait: 18 April, 2017
Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) participants were honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of the Minister of Education His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Abdulatif Al-Fares and ARC Secretary General Najla Al Shamsi at the Kuwait National Library.
His Excellency honoured Taima Abdullah Al Omari, the Kuwait ARC ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2016: #Against_hunger, the enduring campaign by Fatafeat and beIN, is receiving overwhelming appreciation and participation from the masses to help thousands of unprivileged people in the Arab world. The inspiring ongoing campaign #against_hunger aims to create awareness in the Arab world regarding the alarming situation of people suffering from hunger and poverty. ......read more
Tribecog announced today the launch of their compact food collection units in answer to the growing problem of food waste in hotels and restaurants.
It is an area of concern that is very topical as food waste is just an important issue as food security and according to a study by the United Nations 32.7% of food produced globally is wasted each year.
Even in the best-run kitchens there will ......read more
The Arab Women Parliamentarians for Equality “Ra’edat” Forum 2016
Women parliamentarians from the Arab States region unite to make a difference for sustainable development. While the Arab States region is at a crucial point of transition in history, gender equality and inclusion must be on the top of the region’s priorities.
Dubai, UAE, February 9, 2016: Over ......read more
Mazola’s helping hand has reached more than 5,000 Syrian refugee families.
The refugee and displacement problem is one of the most complex humanitarian issues facing the Middle East today. With more than four million Syrians fleeing their home country and seeking refuge in neighbouring Middle Eastern countries it is obvious that this is one of the largest refugee evacuations in recent ......read more