Category: Middle East & Africa

Philippines: Marketing for halal certified products

| 01/06/2016 | Reply
Philippines: Marketing for halal certified products

The current highlight on market-access regulations pertaining to the promotion of halal products in major markets stresses on the stringent and costly processes being implemented.

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Bahrain: BIBF launches Halal Economy Masterclass

| 24/05/2016 | Reply
Bahrain: BIBF launches Halal Economy Masterclass

The masterclass on “The Convergence of the Halal Market and Islamic Capital” was held in partnership with Dinar Standard and the Waqf Fund of the Central Bank of Bahrain.

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Halal and Vegan Drive Ethical Label Market

| 24/05/2016 | Reply
Halal and Vegan Drive Ethical Label Market

According to the new research, halal and vegan labels are set to grow by a compound annual growth rate of over 5 percent annually between 2015 and 2020.

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UAE: Workshop held to review ‘Halal’ trademark

| 24/05/2016 | Reply
UAE:  Workshop held to review ‘Halal’ trademark

The workshop was attended by number of officials from the government entities in the control and quality departments, and the institutions and entities in the food sector.

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Dubai: 63% increase in entries for Middle East Hotel Awards 2016

| 23/05/2016 | Reply
Dubai: 63% increase in entries for Middle East Hotel Awards 2016

From hundreds of entries, judges noted particular increases in entrants from hotels in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon and Jordan.

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Chairman of the Tourism Committee opens the Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2016

| 18/05/2016 | Reply
Chairman of the Tourism Committee opens the Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2016

“The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia is the leading showcase of everything needed to build and run a hotel or restaurant in the Kingdom.”

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Fajr Capital completes acquisition of UAE-based food and beverage platform, Cravia

| 17/05/2016 | Reply
Fajr Capital completes acquisition of UAE-based food and beverage platform, Cravia

With over 85 restaurants and more than 1,500 employees, Cravia is one of the fastest-growing F&B companies in the Middle East. Fajr Capital ‘s investment will enable Cravia to accelerate its immediate growth plans.

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UAE: Halal-certified food suppliers to airlines witness massive growth in demand

| 16/05/2016 | Reply
UAE: Halal-certified food suppliers to airlines witness massive growth in demand

Growing demand for halal-certified food by airlines is encouraging suppliers worldwide to develop new products and enhance their production capacities.

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Saudi Hospitalty Industry Adapts to rise of ‘Millennial’ Travellers

| 16/05/2016 | Reply
Saudi Hospitalty Industry Adapts to rise of ‘Millennial’ Travellers

Millennial travellers are forecast to become the dominant consumer group globally by 2020, yet the future appears closer for Saudi Arabia.

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UAE: Modest fashion the focus of new online Cover Magazine

| 13/05/2016 | Reply
UAE: Modest fashion the focus of new online Cover Magazine

Cover, new global ­digital magazine is aiming to become the Vogue of the conservative-fashion world. The brainchild of Dubai-based Alia Khan, chairwoman of the Islamic Fashion and Design Council (IFDC).

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Saudi Arabia’s Mega-Projects in Focus at Vision Conference 2016

| 11/05/2016 | Reply
Saudi Arabia’s Mega-Projects in Focus at Vision Conference 2016

The conference is a key feature of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia in Jeddah, from 17-19th May 2016 featuring a range of industry experts exploring the Kingdom’s booming hospitality industry.

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Global halal industry offers investment opportunities for Qatar and Philippines

| 09/05/2016 | Reply
Global halal industry offers investment opportunities for Qatar and Philippines

Deputy head of mission Gonaranao B Musor, Philippine embassy in Qatar, said the Philippines wants to explore other areas of partnerships with Qatar on the economic benefits of the growing Halal industry.

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UAE: Dubai holds Signing Ceremony for IHAF

| 09/05/2016 | Reply
UAE: Dubai holds Signing Ceremony for IHAF

Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) and the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) held a signing ceremony after approval of the International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF).

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UK: ‘Book Halal Homes’ Launched in London to Serve Muslim Travellers

| 08/05/2016 | Reply
UK: ‘Book Halal Homes’ Launched in London to Serve Muslim Travellers

Book Halal Homes listed accommodations are required to fulfill certain criteria and have on offer: halal food, non-alcoholic drinks, non smoking areas, private pool and spa, prayer facilities on site, leisure facilities.

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South Africa to learn from Turkey at Halal tourism conference

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
South Africa to learn from Turkey at Halal tourism conference

South Africa is one of the five most popular non-Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) destinations in the global Muslim travel market, and will be represented at the Halal Tourism Conference 2016.

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UAE: Entries for Islamic Economy Award open

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
UAE: Entries for Islamic Economy Award open

Submissions for the eight categories of the 2016 award close July 31, 2016.

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Halal Travel: Malaysia ranked the most Muslim-friendly

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
Halal Travel: Malaysia ranked the most Muslim-friendly

For the sixth consecutive year, the Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) has been published ranking 130 countries to benchmark how destinations are catering to the Muslim travel market.

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Russia: Miratorg gains Angus Beef certification

| 29/04/2016 | Reply
Russia: Miratorg gains Angus Beef certification

Halal certification has opened up access for the company’s meat to the Middle East and North Africa.

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Amadeus’ study sheds light on the needs of Halal travellers

| 29/04/2016 | Reply
Amadeus’ study sheds light on the needs of Halal travellers

Halal (sanctioned by Islamic law) tourism numbers are expected to hit 150 million in travellers volume and collectively spend an estimated $200bn by 2020.

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Dubai: Halal travellers poised to spend $200b

| 27/04/2016 | Reply
Dubai: Halal travellers poised to spend $200b

Recent figures have shown that the halal tourism sector was valued at $145 billion in 2014, and is one of the fastest-growing travel segments in the world.

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