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Alabbar's Noon.com set to launch The $1bn launch, with financial backing from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, has been beta-testing its site for the past two months and finalising launch plans.

Alabbar's Noon.com set to launch "within weeks"

The much-anticipated launch of Mohamed Alabbar’s ecommerce venture Noon.com is “just weeks away”, sources familiar with the matter have confirmed.

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Amazon buys Souq.com for reported half a billion

Amazon buys Souq.com for reported half a billion

Amazon.com Inc has agreed in principle to buy UAE-based online retailer Souq.com, one of the best-known names in the Middle East's online shopping market, for half a billion dollars, according to reports by Reuters.
 
EK SkyCargo fliy in top race horses for Dubai World Cup

EK SkyCargo fliy in top race horses for Dubai World Cup

Emirates SkyCargo has been involved in transporting some of the world's best racehorses to Dubai for the Dubai World Cup, which will take place on March 25 at the Meydan racecourse.
 
JAFZA looks to strengthen cooperation with US firms

JAFZA looks to strengthen cooperation with US firms

Jebel Ali Free Zone has organised a business forum for US companies operating in the free zone to strengthen cooperation and to explore opportunities in a range of major sectors in the Middle East and African regions.
 
SPAN and Face Middle East hold warehouse safety seminar

SPAN and Face Middle East hold warehouse safety seminar

In an efforts to emphasise the importance of defining and adhering to warehouse safety measures among industry professionals, SPAN collaborated with Face Middle East to host an informative Warehouse Safety Seminar.
 

 

Jet in terror plunge after Emirates turbulence drama

Jet in terror plunge after Emirates turbulence drama

Several people reportedly hurt after German private plane flew 1,000ft below Emirates A380 - report.
 
DP World remains optimistic despite Trump's actions

DP World remains optimistic despite Trump's actions

DP World is optimistic about growth in emerging markets, undeterred by US President Donald Trump's pursuit of protectionist trade policies.
 
Drydocks World celebrates 30 years of shipbuilding

Drydocks World celebrates 30 years of shipbuilding

Drydocks World the international service provider to the shipping, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors commemorated the yard’s 34th anniversary with a celebration to mark the yard’s achievements and recognize employees for over 30 years of service.
 
Kale Logistics enters GCC with office in Dubai South

Kale Logistics enters GCC with office in Dubai South

Kale Logistics Solutions, which provides technology solutions to the logistics industry, has increased its international presence with its expansion into the GCC market.
 
Bahrain’s Arcapita buys Dubai warehouses for $150m

Bahrain’s Arcapita buys Dubai warehouses for $150m

The Bahrain office of the global investment firm Arcapita has announced that it has acquired a portfolio of 10 warehousing facilities in Dubai, for a total transaction value of approximately $150m.
 
Mall for the World e-com platform debuts in Middle East

Mall for the World e-com platform debuts in Middle East

‘MallfortheWorld’ has announced that consumers in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar will now have access to over 150 of the leading retailers in the US through its app, marking its foray into the Middle East.
 
Panalpina prepares for 3D future with Dubai South hub

Panalpina prepares for 3D future with Dubai South hub

Panalpina has officially launched its largest logistics and manufacturing facility globally in the logistics sector of Dubai South.
 
REPORT: Will GCC rail projects face further delays?

REPORT: Will GCC rail projects face further delays?

The construction of rail infrastructure is expensive, and the GCC’s macroeconomic climate – recast by the post-2014 oil price decline – has brought the progress of planned projects, and the prioritisation of new developments, into question.
 
Legend of the Seas leaves Dubai for last time

Legend of the Seas leaves Dubai for last time

Royal Caribbean’s last ever cruise by Legend of the Seas departs Dubai Cruise Terminal.
 
Carrefour launches largest FMCG distribution hub in GCC

Carrefour launches largest FMCG distribution hub in GCC

Majid Al Futtaim launches largest FMCG distribution centre in the Middle East for Carrefour’s UAE logistics operations.
 
FedEx Express one of Best Companies to Work for in UAE

FedEx Express one of Best Companies to Work for in UAE

FedEx Express was included in the Great Place to Work Institute’s Top 10 Companies to Work for in the UAE for the seventh consecutive year.
 




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