Concrete Concepts

Immersive Interactive Experiences with MTE Studios Delivering award winning projects has become a norm for Dubai and Cape Town based MTE Studios, a specialized consultancy firm focused on Lifescape Architecture and Interactive Experiences. For over two decades, the company been implementing projects worldwide encompassing experience centres, museums, science centres, exhibitions, and commercial and retail environments.... Continue Reading →

Did we succeed in delivering our message to people? Your opinion matters…

By Tariq Saeed Allay, Director General, Sharjah Government Media Bureau Ten years ago, the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) was born in Sharjah out of our intent to strengthen the bond between government institutions and the people; and with an ambition to enrich government communications in the region through an advanced scientific and cumulative approach.  ... Continue Reading →

Creativity in Design and Products

Rasool Taj, Head of Buying and Merchandising at DWELL for Liwa Trading Enterprises LLC Shereen Shabnam Decorating your personal space is more than filling it with pretty things - every item should bring happiness and inspire you each day. We recently sat down with Rasool Taj who joined Liwa Trading Enterprises LLC as the Head... Continue Reading →

How Data Analytics is changing the logistics industry

Logistics is a complex and dynamic sector that is evolving with the use of data by gathering valuable insights that promise to benefit corporates and consumers alike With the advent of e-commerce and increasing globalisation, smooth logistical operations are responsible for the hassle-free running of supply chains and ensuring that consumer demand is met. The... Continue Reading →

Recent Health Trends for 2022

A recent survey conducted by Bupa Health UK reported that 28% of Brits ignored a health concern, with 16-34-year olds most commonly avoiding seeking help! People are still reluctant to visit their doctors despite health care services efforts to normalise services. I am sure these findings mirrored what’s happening around the world. After a stressful... Continue Reading →

The New Dawn of Global Real Estate

Raising the Bar in Real Estate & Managing a global multi-billion-dirham Empire Dr. BRIAN ETEMAD Esq. By Shereen Shabnam The dynamic CEO of the award winning Tamleek Real Estate Co., Dr. Brian Etemad Esq., is a licensed US Attorney from New York who later founded Tamleek REIT & Global Investments, an elite investment and development... Continue Reading →


Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) today announced that it has reached its global company-wide target to improve gender balance, ensuring at least 40% female representation in managerial roles by 2022. In the United Arab Emirates, female representation has reached 43.5% across all grades and 48.3% in managerial roles at PMI’s local affiliate, Phillip Morris Management... Continue Reading →

Embracing Corporate Social Responsibility

As the world faces one adversity after another, social responsibility founded on transparency and accountability are becoming core values within organizations looking at the most critical global crisis and making life changing decisions with positive outcomes for those in need. Eric Dury meets with Nadiia Ratke, Founder and CEO of the International Organization of Social... Continue Reading →


The most important characteristics and activities of a successful luxury hotel business are excellent presentation and maintenance of hardware, and provision and constantly improvement of software, which is the service quality in sustainable manner. These require fulfilling the expectations as the base standard, then exceeding them in every way from pre-booking to post stay. These... Continue Reading →

Sustainable Community Living

ZāZEN One by ZāZEN Properties Homegrown real estate developer, ZāZEN Properties, revealed their first project, ZāZEN One to us with a personalised tour in the heart of the JVT community. The project paves the way for sustainable and contemporary living and provide mid-market eco-conscious buyers all that a community has to offer, within a building... Continue Reading →

Culture at the forefront

22nd session of the Conference of Arab Culture Ministers at Expo Dubai By Eric Dury Having the world Expo at our doorstep has many benefits but we are most fascinated with the cultural exchange around the Expo site from all corners of the world, at a scale and concentration unlike any other seen before. The... Continue Reading →

PMI to Commit Additional USD 200 Million to Corporate Venture Capital Activities of PM Equity Partner

Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) today announced its plans to dedicate a further USD 200 million to minority investments in early and growth-stage companies through PM Equity Partner (PMEP), PMI’s corporate venture capital arm. This allocation follows a 2016 commitment of USD 150 million that PMEP has since fully invested and is intended... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Treatment, Codivir, proves fastest and most effective in Phase 1 clinical trials – patients recovering with no side effects within 48 hours

Trials saw COVID-19 affected patients recovering with no side effects in 48 hours From the start of the pandemic, researchers, scientists, and antivirus specialists have worked around the clock to find a way to treat COVID-19. Codivir, an innovative new drug from Code Pharma, now appears to have the potential to revolutionize the fight against... Continue Reading →

How to hire a CEO in a new era of workplace

Vision determines where you go. Strategy determines how you'll get there. Your leader determines whether you will make it or not. Your CEO is the ultimate expression of your identity, your purpose, and your direction. They are the epitome of your brand. Leadership will make or break the world’s largest corporations, and the world’s strongest... Continue Reading →

Creating Value Through People

Hakan Ozel, General Manager - Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai Managing a business by looking at the financial results may not be healthy. It is like trying to coach a sports team during a game while keeping the eyes constantly on the scoreboard! Financial results are the outcome of excellence (or the lack of it) in the key processes,... Continue Reading →

When Technology is a source of Inspiration

By Shereen Shabnam After working behind the scenes over the last few years for IoT Middle East, Digital Health Middle East and handling global technology clients on a regular basis, I never thought I would be more impressed with new innovations any more until recently when an agency selected me to moderate roundtables with industry... Continue Reading →

Investing in the Future

SunMoney Solar Group is primarily in the business of building and acquiring solar power plants. Shereen Shabnam gets insights about the company from Gabor Eisenbart, Founder of SunMoney Solar Group  (GE) and Zoltan Rendes (ZR), Partner and CMO SunMoney Solar group. 1.Give us an overview on SunMoney and its core business in this region GE:... Continue Reading →

The World Expo Arrives at our Doorstep

Explore, Experience and Innovate By Shereen Shabnam It has been a journey of discovery the last few months as an Expo 2020 volunteer and learning about one of the oldest and largest international events on the planet, that takes place every five years and lasts six months.  Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first World... Continue Reading →

Six ways to improve your mental wellbeing

By Maggie Williams, Executive Coach at Thriving Hives Your mood drives your performance and your ability to how you handle life challenges. Here are six proven strategies to boost your mood, handle your emotions better and improve your mental health. What is good mental health? Mood influences how we think, feel, and behave. When we... Continue Reading →

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