Category: Middle East & Africa

UAE: Shaikh Mohammed honours Islamic Economy Award winners

| 14/01/2015 | Reply
UAE: Shaikh Mohammed honours Islamic Economy Award winners

Initiated by the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) and organised by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Thomson Reuters.

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Dubai is the “perfect springboard” for Islamic Fashion’s New Look

| 13/01/2015 | Reply
Dubai is the “perfect springboard” for Islamic Fashion’s New Look

IFDC to provide a fun presentation on “You and Islamic Fashion” for DSF/Abbati Event at Armani Hotel, Dubai.

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UAE hotels tap into Islamic travel market

| 08/01/2015 | Reply
UAE hotels tap into Islamic travel market

A few minutes before the clock struck 12 many hotel guests in Dubai gathered for a New Year toast, but a growing number of properties in the city welcomed the arrival of 2015 with a mocktail and halal food. Among them was the five-star Taj Palace Hotel in the heart of old trading centre Deira. […]

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UAE: DIEDC Sets Ambitious Course to Achieve Dubai’s Islamic Economy Goals

| 07/01/2015 | Reply
UAE: DIEDC Sets Ambitious Course  to Achieve Dubai’s Islamic Economy Goals

The CEO of DIEDC, briefed the Board on the progress of the initiatives and projects currently underway, and provided an overview of the DIEDC’s achievements in 2014.

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Oman: Time to tap growing demand for ‘halal tourism’ segment

| 06/01/2015 | Reply
Oman: Time to tap growing demand for ‘halal tourism’ segment

Oman enjoys all the reasons to promote ‘halal tourism’ as the most prominent category in the country, but the sector needs substantial investment.

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Saudia Arabia’s Airline May Introduce Gender-Segregated Flights

| 03/01/2015 | 1 Reply
Saudia Arabia’s Airline May Introduce Gender-Segregated Flights

Emirates 247 reports that the new gender segregation guidelines will address “recurrent complaints” from Saudia’s buyers.

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Saudi Arabia: AAHC plans $266m investment in food sector

| 31/12/2014 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: AAHC plans $266m investment in food sector

Abdulaziz Alsaghyir Holding , plans to pump about SR1 billion ($266 million) into the food sector in the next five years.

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UAE: Dubai closer to becoming Islamic finance hub

| 30/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: Dubai closer to becoming Islamic finance hub

Seven “pillars” need to be built: Islamic finance; the halal industry; tourism; digital infrastructure; arts; knowledge; and standardisation.

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UAE: Fujairah to open graduate school on Islamic economic studies

| 28/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: Fujairah to open graduate school on Islamic economic studies

The new institute is part of the Cambridge Academy for Higher Education, a private college registered in Fujairah that already offers students master’s courses.

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UAE: World Halal Travel Summit To Debut In Abu Dhabi

| 22/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: World Halal Travel Summit To Debut In Abu Dhabi

The pioneering conference and exhibition will run over two halls at the state-of-the-art Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), from October 19-21, 2015.

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UAE: DIEDC Signs Agreement with Thomson Reuters

| 21/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: DIEDC Signs Agreement with Thomson Reuters

The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre has signed an agreement with Thomson Reuters to develop a global Islamic economy portal.

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UAE: Controversial US ‘halal beef’ not imported to UAE

| 19/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: Controversial US ‘halal beef’ not imported to UAE

Although an Associated Press report said the fake halal beef was exported to the UAE and Islamic Services of America was approved by the UAE, the UAE official rebutted it.

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Opinion: Tapping the E-Muslim mart

| 17/12/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Tapping the E-Muslim mart

Are the Muslims, as a whole, market-worthy of the tag line, the “next BRIC” (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) opportunity?

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Online ventures target global Muslim consumer market

| 16/12/2014 | Reply
Online ventures target global Muslim consumer market

From travel guides to shopping portals, new Internet ventures aim to capitalise on the growing “Muslim lifestyle” market.

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Opinion: This fashion sector has a huge market gap

| 15/12/2014 | Reply
Opinion: This fashion sector has a huge market gap

Muslims account for over 20 percent of the global population but studies reveal that businesses are failing to tap into this key aspect of the Islamic economy.

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UAE: GIES roundtable focuses on leadership in Islamic economy

| 15/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: GIES roundtable focuses on leadership in Islamic economy

The event, had three sessions: Islamic Finance and its Role in the Islamic Economy, Building Out the Islamic Economy Beyond Islamic Finance, and The Next 10 Years.

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UAE: Sharjah show underscores Halal Industry Growth

| 15/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: Sharjah show underscores Halal Industry Growth

The UAE’s growing role as a key Islamic economy industry player was once again reinforced at the just-concluded international halal event in Sharjah.

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UAE: 3rd Annual OIC conference wraps up in Sharjah

| 13/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: 3rd Annual OIC conference wraps up in Sharjah

Recently, the ICCI announced during it’s annual meeting, that it will work to create a commercial arbitration center for the Halal industry.

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UAE: Sharjah show opens doors to trillion-dollar halal market

| 10/12/2014 | Reply
UAE: Sharjah show opens doors to trillion-dollar halal market

The 3rd Halal Middle East Exhibition & Congress got under way providing a high-profile meeting ground for the global halal industry and its stakeholders.

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State of Global Islamic Economy Report & Indicator 2014/2015

| 08/12/2014 | Reply
State of Global Islamic Economy Report & Indicator 2014/2015

The Islamic Economy covers 7 main sectors: Islamic Finance, Halal food, Halal travel, Modest Fashion, Halal Media & recreation, and Halal pharmaceutical & cosmetics.

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