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Category: Middle East & Africa

International Halal accreditation centre to open in Dubai

| 06/01/2017 | Reply
International Halal accreditation centre to open in Dubai

Dubai will soon have a new International Centre for Halal Food and Product accreditation in compliance with Islamic law.

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Brazil’s BRF launches unit focused on Muslim food markets

| 05/01/2017 | Reply
Brazil’s BRF launches unit focused on Muslim food markets

BRF said the Dubai-based unit has been renamed One Foods Holdings Ltd, from Sadia Halal, with the goal of building market share in the region.

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Saudi Arabia bans Indian poultry products

| 04/01/2017 | 1 Reply
Saudi Arabia bans Indian poultry products

The ban comes 4 weeks after the WHO reported an outbreak of avian influenza or bird flu in several parts of India.

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UAE: directives to accelerate implementation of Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030 initiatives

| 27/12/2016 | Reply
UAE: directives to accelerate implementation of Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030 initiatives

Part of achieving Dubai’s unified vision and promoting Dubai’s position as a global economic hub.

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UAE: DIEDC to update Islamic Economy Strategy

| 27/12/2016 | Reply
UAE: DIEDC to update Islamic Economy Strategy

The participants discussed the outcomes of a workshop held on 8 December outlining the strategic goals and future objectives for Islamic economy and also examined steps forward.

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Egypt: Cartel Capital to help Gulf companies invest in food sector acquisitions

| 20/12/2016 | Reply
Egypt: Cartel Capital to help Gulf companies invest in food sector acquisitions

Two companies from Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have tasked Cartel Capital to nominate a group of companies in the food sector for acquisition.

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UAE eyes Dubai as Islamic economy hub

| 20/12/2016 | Reply
UAE eyes Dubai as Islamic economy hub

The UAE’s Ministry of Finance recently signed a MoU with DIEDC to boost co-ordination on matters related to the strategic plan for ‘Dubai the Capital of Islamic Economy 2017-2021’.

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Jeddah to host The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia in 2017

| 15/12/2016 | Reply
Jeddah to host The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia in 2017

The 5th edition of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia will run over three days – 4-6th April 2017 – at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events.

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UAE: Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre organises workshop

| 12/12/2016 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre organises workshop

The event included entities from the public and private sectors that have collaborated with DIEDC for the past three years on achieving the strategy’s objectives, developing programmes and initiatives

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UAE: World Halal Tourism Awards winners named

| 12/12/2016 | Reply
UAE: World Halal Tourism Awards winners named

ABU DHABI, The second World Halal Tourism Awards 2016 winners were recently announced in Abu Dhabi, UAE. An unprecedented 1.9 million votes were received across the 16 Halal tourism categories making it the largest travel awards presentation in the world. The awards were independently verified by an industry governance panel ensuring that all nominations fulfilled […]

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German certification body obtains accreditation for Gulf Arab States

| 08/12/2016 | Reply
German certification body obtains accreditation for Gulf Arab States

The Gulf Cooperation Council Accreditation Center (GAC) has granted HALAL CONTROL the formal accreditation as a Halal certifier which they have registered with ESMA.

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UAE: IHAF explores collaboration in maintaining Halal assessment standards

| 29/11/2016 | Reply
UAE:  IHAF explores collaboration in maintaining Halal assessment standards

IHAF convened for its first General Assembly meeting in Dubai. This set in motion the official activation of the world’s first global Halal accreditation network.

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Kenya makes beeline for Sh360 trillion global Halal industry

| 21/11/2016 | Reply
Kenya makes beeline for Sh360 trillion global Halal industry

“We seek to position Kenya as the hub of Halal industry in the region by producing more Halal-certified goods and services….”

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UAE: Albatha Group’s Star Juices, Amara and Glenda biscuits receive Halal Certification from ESMA

| 07/11/2016 | Reply
UAE: Albatha Group’s Star Juices, Amara and Glenda biscuits receive Halal Certification from ESMA

Halal National Mark definitely provides consumers the confidence that the products they consume are halal and is certified by an entity such as ESMA.

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Muslim women are main decision-makers in Halal tourism

| 03/11/2016 | Reply
Muslim women are main decision-makers in Halal tourism

A study, commissioned by travel technology company Amadeus, revealed that women play an influential role in the travel decision-making process and planning.

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Saudi Arabia to mount its biggest Gulfood Manufacturing push to date

| 03/11/2016 | Reply
Saudi Arabia to mount its biggest Gulfood Manufacturing push to date

The Saudi push comes after launching its Vision 2030 earlier this year which aims to raise the share of the Kingdom’s non-oil exports from its current 16 per cent to 50 per cent.

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Opinion: Entrepreneurship & Trends in the Global Islamic Economy

| 28/10/2016 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Entrepreneurship & Trends in the Global Islamic Economy

Over 4 jam-packed days in Dubai, the best minds in the business of the Islamic Economy & Entrepreneurship came together to share, learn, and grow.

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UAE: Muslims’ spending on F&B ranks first worldwide

| 26/10/2016 | Reply
UAE: Muslims’ spending on F&B ranks first worldwide

The Halal industry is set to reap the benefits given the right drivers are in place as the IHAF pushes the Halal standardisation agenda forward.

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Northern Irish produce gaining ground in UAE

| 23/10/2016 | Reply
Northern Irish produce gaining ground in UAE

From 2011 to 2015, this tiny nation has seen an increase of 24 per cent when it comes to food and beverage exports to the Middle East & Africa (MEA).

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Korean cosmetics makers eye new opportunities in Middle East

| 19/10/2016 | Reply
Korean cosmetics makers eye new opportunities in Middle East

Muslim spending on cosmetics is expected to grow from $46 billion in 2013 to $73 billion by 2019 to account for over 8.2 percent of global expenditure.

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