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Online Payments in the Middle East Rise by 22%

Online Payments in the Middle East Rise by 22%

Payfort, an Amazon-owned Online Payment Gateway in the Middle East, just conducted a region-wide survey that showed something quite remarkable. The survey concluded that online transactions in the Middle East rose by 22% in 2016, on the back of a surge in payments for events and entertainment.     The findings of the survey showed that Saudi Arabia led the growth with a […]

8 Egyptian Female Entrepreneurs That Will Inspire You to Follow Your Dreams

8 Egyptian Female Entrepreneurs That Will Inspire You to Follow Your Dreams

by Nadine Arab

Today, many women and young girls break free of the status quo and prove themselves as successful entrepreneurs. The number of Egyptian women that are starting up their own businesses is increasing day after another. With their great determination they have given us a reason to keep moving forward, especially those who built their empire […]

Bringing Middle Eastern Capital to the US Startup Ecosystem: A New Arab Story

Bringing Middle Eastern Capital to the US Startup Ecosystem: A New Arab Story

by Nadine Arab

Strategic investment firm Arab Angel Fund (AAF) has successfully raised an additional $15 million to close its flagship fund at $25 million. If you don’t know what AAF is, let us enlighten you. It is an early stage venture capital firm that focuses on investment opportunities in startups in North America, to help facilitate their […]

These 5 Sectors in the UAE Are Hiring in Huge Numbers

These 5 Sectors in the UAE Are Hiring in Huge Numbers

According to a recent survey by KPMG, more than half of UAE’s CEOs are planning to increase their staff in the next three years. It was reported that around 56% of the CEOs announced that they’ll expand the number of employees by 5%. The remaining CEOs, however, said that they would only recruit between 6%-10% […]

Egypt’s Nihal Zaki Wins Prestigious Design Awards

Egypt’s Nihal Zaki Wins Prestigious Design Awards

by Nadine Arab

  Egypt’s top leading interior designer, Nihal Zaki, proudly returned home with three honors after having her eyes on one. Zaki applied for one of the most eminent awards worldwide, the International Property Award for the residential category in Arabia/Africa. When she submitted her latest masterpiece, El Karma Residence, she ended up winning the Best […]

Catherine Exists: The Initiative That Is Empowering Bedouins in Saint Catherine

Catherine Exists: The Initiative That Is Empowering Bedouins in Saint Catherine

by Nadine Arab

Under the golden sun of South Sinai, an initiative was created in 2009 to support a great cause. Catherine Exists, a community development initiative that first started off as a social art project, tries to raise awareness of the isolated mountainous Saint Catherine protectorate. The initiative also aims to empower the Bedouins of the Jabaleya […]

Anuket: Egyptian Brand Proves That Jewelry Is More Than Just an Accessory

Anuket: Egyptian Brand Proves That Jewelry Is More Than Just an Accessory

Young entrepreneurs in the Middle East — especially Egypt — have been turning heads for the last few years, as they overcome cultural and other barriers. If you haven’t been living under a rock, then you’ll definitely know all about Anuket. But, if you do happen to be one of those people that have no […]

Dubai Announces the World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power Project

Dubai Announces the World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power Project

by Nadine Arab

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced yesterday the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project. The project, worth AED 14.2 billion, is said to be the largest project of its kind in the world, with a capacity of 700MW of clean energy.   […]

What Every Arab Needs to Know About the Job Market’s Future

What Every Arab Needs to Know About the Job Market’s Future

With news everyday coming from Middle Eastern countries -namely the UAE – and international cities – like Dubai- discussing the implementation of new AI technologies, one has to wonder what the job market will look like for human capital in cities that have taken to digitizing everything and anything.     A new report – […]

5 of the Best Middle Eastern Online Grocery Brands

5 of the Best Middle Eastern Online Grocery Brands

by Victoria Greene

Depending on where in the world you live, finding ingredients for some of the Middle East’s most mouthwatering recipes can be tricky. In a zone fraught with conflict, the region’s delicious cuisine is perhaps one of its most unifying factors.     So if you’re planning a traditional recipe away from home, where do you […]

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