YouGotaGift Receives the Region’s First PCI-DSS Accreditation for eGift Cards

YouGotaGift Receives the Region’s First PCI-DSS Accreditation

YouGotaGift Receives the Region’s First PCI-DSS Accreditation for eGift Cards YouGotaGift has received the region’s first PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliance certification for eGift Cards, cementing its position as the leading eGift Card distributor in the Middle-East. The PCI-DSS accreditation is an endorsement of the security of transactions and customer data, ensuring that customers using Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and other credit and debit cards are assured of secure transactions. The pandemic quickened the pace towards digital payments which in turn accelerated the demand for online payment…

Majid Al Futtaim – Hotels awarded world’s first portfolio-wide LEED Platinum certification

“ماجد الفطيم” أول مجموعة في العالم تنال شهادة LEED البلاتينية

Majid Al Futtaim – Hotels awarded world’s first portfolio-wide LEED Platinum certification Majid Al Futtaim’s 13-property hotel portfolio makes history as the only portfolio in the world to receive Platinum certification for all of its hotel businesses Certification further establishes the UAE as a global hub of sustainability, and sustainable tourism excellence, with Dubai receiving the platinum rating in LEED for cities in 2019 — making it the first city in the Arab world to earn the LEED rating Majid Al Futtaim – Hotels’ platinum certifications mark another step towards…

Farnek appoints Knight to head up new hospitality division

فارنك تعين البريطاني والتر نايت مديراً لقسم الضيافة الجديد للشركة

Renowned Dubai hotelier Walter Knight to launch new hospitality vertical at leading UAE Facility Management company     Leading UAE-based smart and green facilities management (FM) company Farnek has appointed British national Walter Knight as director of its new hospitality division. Knight will be responsible for structuring and developing a new fully functioning hospitality division, which will provide a comprehensive range of outsourced or third party services. Quite apart from concierge services, housekeeping, property operations, maintenance, energy consultancy (POMEC) and security, Farnek will manage central reservations and front office services. Talking…

The Kindergarten Starters School tops UAE entrants in ‘Olympiad’ competition for teachers

“الروضة الابتدائية” تتصدر المدارس الإماراتية المشاركة في أولمبياد المعلمين

·      KGS is only school in the UAE to be recognised among competition’s leading 10 ·      Nisha Mohsin, Grade 3 teacher at KGS, achieves the top UAE teachers’ ranking ·      Seven teachers from KGS reach the finals – the highest of all the schools in UAE The Kindergarten Starters School has topped the scoreboard for UAE schools participating in the Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) Teaching Professional’s Olympiad (TPO) as one of only 10 schools worldwide to register seven finalists. CENTA’s teaching practice competition attracted around 25,000 individual entrants from…

Dubai customs & Ministry of economy inaugurate second international innovation forum

Dubai – 26 February 2021: Within its efforts to spread a culture of innovation, and as part of its participation in the UAE Innovation Month (21-27 Feb), Dubai Customs inaugurated the 2nd International Innovation, a joint initiative by the Ministry of Economy and Dubai Customs for the second consecutive year. The forum aims to provide a periodic platform for innovators and inventors from inside and outside the country to interact with the relevant authorities from research centers, business incubators and private sector companies. The forum will host dialogue and discussion…

TASNEEF-RINA Business Assurance obtains EIAC Accreditation for Halal Certification

The organization aims to foster the credibility of its services in the market, also safeguarding the halal requirements in the food sector Dubai_UAE_ 28th of February 2021: TASNEEF-RINA Business Assurance (TRBA), an International Certification Body based in UAE, has achieved a reputation for being a provider of outstanding services in a bid to help their customers offer top-notch services. Recently, TRBA got Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC) accreditation in accordance with the requirements of the UAE.S 2055-2:2016. The ceremony for receiving the certificate was held on February 14th at EIAC’s…

Africa Finance Corporation hires Blackstone’s Zarou CEO, Sameh Shenouda, as CIO

Sameh Shenouda, ancien PDG de « Zarou » filiale de Blackstone, rejoint Africa Finance Corporation, en tant que Directeur des Investissements (Chief Investment Officer)

 LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire) – Africa Finance Corporation, one of the biggest investors in infrastructure solutions in Africa, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sameh Shenouda as its new Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Shenouda brings over 27 years of experience in investments and fundraising in international capital markets, with a focus on infrastructure development, setting up new platforms and supporting management teams. He has deep knowledge of African markets and has worked across AFC’s priority sectors including Power, Transport & Logistics, Heavy Industries and Natural Resources. Egyptian-born Mr.…

Exceptional achievements in 2020 despite coronavirus challenges

الصور كلها 1000

In support of the UAE’s sustainable economic development, Dubai Customs has been able to meet the challenges of the global economic recession arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic. The year 2020 saw new pioneering achievements for Dubai Customs in terms development of Customs work processes and innovation of new solutions and initiatives to ensure the smooth flow of trade and mitigate the impacts of the global pandemic. This follows the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler…

Farnek wins hospitality contracts in Dubai worth AED 7.56 million  

Farnek wins hospitality contracts in Dubai worth AED 7.56 million  

Leading UAE-based smart and green facilities management (FM) company Farnek secured six hospitality contracts recently, varying in length from one to three years, valued at AED 7.56 million. Farnek was awarded four hotel/apartment contracts, namely the five-star Fairmont Dubai hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, the three-star 230 room Revier Hotel, situated in Business Bay, the four-star, S Hotel in Al Barsha and the deluxe Sonder – JBR Suites, on the Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence. In addition, Farnek also secured two restaurant contracts, The Mood Rooftop Lounge in The Meydan Hotel,…

The UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure signs a strategic agreement with the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport branch in Sharjah

“الطاقة والبنية التحتية” تبرم اتفاقية مع الأكاديمية العربية للعلوم

To further strengthen the national maritime sector  The Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport branch in Sharjah (AASTS) has signed a partnership agreement with the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure to utilise AASTS’ capabilities and the expertise of its staff to serve and develop the UAE’s maritime sector. The agreement supports AASTS’ vision to enhance the Arab maritime sector by preparing the nation’s youth to be competent industry professionals, while also providing research and development services. The move also supports AASTS’ mission to cement the UAE’s position…