Tag: Dubai

Ayman Smadi

Ayman Smadi’s Transport Legacy

Amman’s outgoing transport chief Ayman Smadi represents a shining example of how a dedicated civil servant can make a positive difference to our everyday lives. GAM should ensure that the work he started progresses as planned. By Hazem Zureiqat Last month,…

Social Media Influencers

The Rise of Influencer Marketing

In a bid to reach young, tech-savvy consumers, brands in Jordan are increasingly partnering with social media influencers with armies of loyal online followers. By Laith Abou-Ragheb The advertising industry’s switch to online is picking up pace around the world,…

Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA)

QAIA: Ready for Lift Off

Now that the second phase of the multimillion-dollar project to expand Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) is complete, Jordan’s main gateway to the world will be able to smoothly handle rising traffic demand for years to come. By Laith Abou-Ragheb…

Luxury Goods in Dubai

Growth Eyed for Mideast Luxury Goods Market

While luxury goods sales remain sluggish in traditionally strong markets like Russia and China, demand for brands like Louis Vuitton and Bulgari look set to grow in the Middle East despite regional unrest, according to a recent Deloitte report. The…


Venture at 10: Samih Toukan

Samih Toukan, Cofounder of Maktoob.com Date of Interview: July 2009 Maktoob, the first social network in the Arab World, was one of the first to exploit the new medium of the Internet as it was launched in the early 2000s….


ReserveOut Raises $4 million in Latest Funding Round

ReserveOut, the leading online restaurant reservations platform and table management system provider in the Middle East and other growth markets, just announced a Series A raise of over $4 million led by regional VC firm Silicon Badia with the participation…

How to Set Up Shop in Dubai

Setting Up Shop in Dubai

Gaining a foothold in the economic powerhouse of Dubai is an ambition held by many Jordanian SMEs. But to succeed in doing so, preparation is key. By Rebecca Irvine The benefits of setting up a business in Dubai are easy…


‘Jetman’ in World-First Desert Drag Race

Formula One Star Martin Brundle and New Jaguar XJR Take On High-Flying ‘Jetman’ in World-First Desert Drag Race In a unique contest deep in the Dubai desert, Jetman Dubai pilot Yves Rossy took on his first-ever live race when he…