Omnichannel key to success for retailers in the Gulf region’s US$308 billion retail industry

Online retailing has changed the consumer behaviour who wants goods delivered to their doorsteps as they wish. From retailing to e-tailing, the efficiency of omnichannel will determine the success and failure of retail Nowadays, everything we want, we can get at our fingertips, whether it’s a pencil, a car or a house. Times have changed and it has changed the shopping experience of customers across the globe. We no longer need to visit a shop or a market; our devices are the new market for us. We have got more…

E-Tailing to dominate Middle East’s retail industry with the annual online sale

 expected to cross US$50 billion in 2022 Dubai CommerCity is providing an e-commerce ecosystem that can support small businesses, where you will get relevant support needed to do your business online and strategy consulting guidance on e-commerce regulations in the region. Zebra Technologies’ shopper study report shows that 65% prefer shopping with online retailers that also have a brick-and-mortar location and 76% prefer retailers that offer easy returns Online sale in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is now expected to exceed US$50 billion by the end of 2022, up…

Hoteliers must embrace digital technology, says TIME Hotels’ Corporate Director of IT

An increase in digital-savvy travel consumers has underscored the importance of interacting with customers across every touchpoint of their digital journey Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 28, 2021: Contactless technology, upgraded hotel software systems, integrated guest applications, and smart guest rooms are just some of the top technology trends Middle East hoteliers must adopt to attract new and existing customers, according to Joseph Fayad, IT Corporate Director of UAE-based TIME Hotels. With research by eMarketer revealing travel consumers spend more time on digital media – 6.41 hours a day compared…

The Qatar General Tax Authority and Invenio

launch integrated digital tax administration system on SAP S/4HANA® Aims to increase taxpayer compliance and transform the tax landscape, in the State of Qatar Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21st Feb 2021 – The General Tax Authority (GTA) and implementation partner Invenio Business Solutions successfully launched a state-of-the-art​ digital tax administration system, in the State of Qatar. The new system has transformed the tax administration lifecycle, digitalising existing services and making them 100% contactless. Over 58,000 taxpayers have already registered on the comprehensive new system, which supports multiple revenue types and offers access…

Exclusive Hospitality and Unforgettable Experiences in the Maldives: Ithaafushi – The Private Island Launches for the Most Discerning Travelers

والدورف أستوريا تعد الضيوف بخوض رحلات استثنائية وعيش لحظات لا تُنسى

Award-winning Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi unveils largest Maldivian private island Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi today unveiled the exclusive Ithaafushi – The Private Island, the largest Maldivian private island spanning 32,000 square meters in the heart of the Indian Ocean. Anchored in the timely yet timeless ethos of the iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand, part of Hilton’s Luxury Brands, Ithaafushi – The Private Island is the ultimate escape offering unparalleled levels of privacy and personalized service that create unforgettable experiences for guests seeking only the most prestigious and coveted…

Al-Futtaim Lexus Shifts Gears for Evolving Consumer Behaviour

الفطيم لكزس ترتقي بمعاييرها لعام 2021

Consumer focus on safety, and demand for more value will shape 2021 strategy Al-Futtaim Lexus, the exclusive distributor of Lexus in the UAE, is ramping up its customer approach in order to cater to new behavioural norms and higher expectations from automotive customers in 2021. The global pandemic and lockdown in 2020 catalysed an evolution in consumer behaviour as consumers adjusted to a new contactless way of living and working, including automobile purchases. This resulted in lasting changes in automotive consumers’ priorities and demands, the most pertinent of these being…

AMAZON PAYMENT SERVICES LAUNCHES IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

  TO EMPOWER BUSINESSES TO GO ONLINE WITH SIMPLE, AFFORDABLE, AND TRUSTED PAYMENT EXPERIENCES PAYFORT is now Amazon Payment Services Amazon Payment Services offers a range of services including payment processing, easy installments and monitoring services for businesses in the Middle East and North Africa Dubai, UAE, 14th December 2020 – Today, Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Payment Services, a payment processing service in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with a mission to empower businesses with simple, affordable, and trusted online payment experiences. The newly launched…

tabby, the Region’s Leading Buy Now Pay Later Fintech Raises $23m

in one of the Largest Series A Funding Rounds in the Middle East Dubai, December 8, 2020 – tabby (tabby.ai), the leading UAE and KSA-based BNPL provider announced that it has raised Series A financing of $23m in debt and equity led by Arbor Ventures and Mubadala Capital, with participation from STV, Raed Ventures, Global Founders Capital, JIMCO, Global Ventures, Venture Souq, Outliers VC, MSA Capital, HOF and Arab Bank. This funding will fuel the company’s next stage of growth, helping tabby materially scale its product and engineering capabilities in…

Lulu joins hands with Empay for contactless payment

Lulu joins hands with Empay for contactless payment

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AETOSWire)– Region’s leading hypermarket and supermarket chain Lulu Group has become the first major retailers to sign up on Empay, the world’s first contactless lifestyle payment ecosystem with instant credit. Empay, designed and developed within the UAE’s Smart Government program framework, is a payment application for secure and cashless transactions. The agreement was signed at Department of Economic Development, Dubai between Ali Ibrahim, Chairman, Empay and Salim MA, Director of Lulu Group in the presence of H.E. Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of Department of Economic…

Opaala, the Pioneering F&B Service Platform,  Partners with DWTC for Gitex, to Facilitate ‘Smart Ordering’

The e-commerce food ordering platform will launch a unique ‘Food Court Mode’ to promote a smarter and more efficient dining experience 29 November, 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates—UAE’s innovative F&B tech start-up, Opaala, announced its partnership with Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) to seamlessly facilitate the dining experience for visitors and restaurants alike during the largest tech event of the year, Gitex, taking place from the 6th until the 9th of December. The year’s most anticipated tech event will host a multitude of leading tech companies at DWTC, where Opaala…