UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia top connected countries in region

Dubai: The UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia remain top “adopter ... and nations in this cluster experience the biggest GDP growth from ICT (information and communications technology) infrastructure. Sami Nashwan, vice-president for strategy consulting ... ( read original story ...)

Bank loans must be repaid even if you lose your job

Just last month, my company terminated about 200 staff members and more terminations are expected. I currently have a loan with a UAE bank that is to be repaid in 47 months. If my company terminates me, is there any way legally to put the payments on hold. ( read original story ...)

Dubai unveils official new font

Dubai: Tired of Times New Roman and over Arial? Dubai’s government might have the solution. Called simply ‘Dubai Font,’ the new Arabic and Latin type styles are now freely available for the whole world to use. With its simple, San Serif Latin ... ( read original story ...)

Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad introduces Dubai Font

Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched the Dubai Font — Microsoft’s first font to be created by a city and named after it — in line with the UAE’s vision to ... ( read original story ...)

5 popular destinations for UAE property investors

According to a new survey, 13 per cent of the UAE’s residents have plans to invest in property overseas in the next year. The annual YouGov survey conducted by IP Global, a property investment company named North America, UK, Germany and Australia the ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai’s new Apple store gets royal welcome

Dubai: The opening of Apple’s third store in the UAE got a royal welcome when none other than the crown prince of Dubai paid a visit to the two-storey mega store in Dubai Mall recently. Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, along with his ... ( read original story ...)

OT Provides Instant Card Issuance for Mashreq Bank in UAE

COLOMBES, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products, services and solutions and a forerunner in the payment sector, has been selected by Mashreq Bank to deploy Instant Card ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai bank first in world to pilot sign language technology

Dubai-based Emirates NBD has become the first bank in the world to pilot KinTrans, a technology that enables easy two-way communication between sign language communicators with hearing disabilities, and people who use spoken languages. The bank said in a ... ( read original story ...)