Category: Middle East & Africa

Indonesia: Govt targets 5 millions Muslim travelers in 2019

| 29/03/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: Govt targets 5 millions Muslim travelers in 2019

The government will introduce halal certification for foods and hotels in major tourist destinations for Muslim tourists traveling in the country.

Read More

South Africa: Jakim questions MJC compliance with international Halal standards

| 26/03/2016 | Reply
South Africa: Jakim questions MJC compliance with international Halal standards

The Muslim Judicial Council Halal Trust has been delisted from the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) after failing an external audit for the first time in 19 years.

Read More

Makkah leads hotel construction in Saudi Arabia

| 22/03/2016 | Reply
Makkah leads hotel construction in Saudi Arabia

The Holy City of Makkah is leading hotel development in Saudi Arabia with 24,133 rooms currently in the construction pipeline, according to a new report.

Read More

Thailand: New halal hotel aims to cash in on growing global Muslim population

| 22/03/2016 | Reply
Thailand: New halal hotel aims to cash in on growing global Muslim population

It was admitted to “The Halal Hotel” by the Gulf Halal organisation from Dubai, which assures constant and exacting standards of high quality for visitors.

Read More

UK: New body-covering swimsuits for Muslim women

| 21/03/2016 | Reply
UK: New body-covering swimsuits for Muslim women

Marks and Spencer has launched a new full-length Islamic range of swimwear, designed to protect the modesty of Muslim woman.

Read More

UAE: DIAC discusses effort to make Dubai center of Islamic economy

| 17/03/2016 | Reply
UAE: DIAC discusses effort to make Dubai center of Islamic economy

The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), a branch of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, recently released its important provisions and action plan.

Read More

Halal Pharmaceuticals Market to Witness Strong Growth in the Next Decade

| 10/03/2016 | Reply
Halal Pharmaceuticals Market to Witness Strong Growth in the Next Decade

Pharmaceuticals account for the second-largest revenue share in the global Halal market, next only to Halal food.

Read More

Brazil showcases its leading global position across the Food & Beverage sector

| 28/02/2016 | Reply
Brazil showcases its leading global position across the Food & Beverage sector

Brazil showcases its leading global position across the Food & Beverage sector with $728 million of deals at Gulfood.

Read More

UAE: British banker dumps high life to produce halal food

| 25/02/2016 | Reply
UAE: British banker dumps high life to produce halal food

He decided to pack in his job as a high-flying investment banker when he judged that helping the poor and needy was more of a calling than working in finance.

Read More

UAE launches world’s first halal e-learning portal

| 25/02/2016 | Reply
UAE launches world’s first halal e-learning portal

“The move will entrench the UAE’s position as a pivotal hub for the halal industry and trade through an interactive, dynamic portal that attracts public and private stakeholders.”

Read More

UAE: Stimulating global output with Islamic Economy

| 25/02/2016 | Reply
UAE: Stimulating global output with Islamic Economy

As with all sectors of the Islamic economy, halal production complements other sectors and any growth in this sector triggers a resulting growth in Islamic economy.

Read More

UAE: Global M&A activity in halal food market limited

| 22/02/2016 | 1 Reply
UAE: Global M&A activity in halal food market limited

Despite rising spend on halal food and beverages worldwide, there are a few mergers and acquisitions in the global halal F&B market.

Read More

Dubai Chamber reviews food and beverage growth trajectory

| 22/02/2016 | Reply
Dubai Chamber reviews food and beverage growth trajectory

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted Gulfood Breakfast Briefing for visiting international delegates of Gulfood 2016 exhibition.

Read More

UAE: New Zealand body accredited as halal certifier

| 21/02/2016 | Reply
UAE: New Zealand body accredited as halal certifier

The New Zealand Islamic Development Trust (NZIDT) has been officially unveiled as being accredited by the UAE as a halal certifying body.

Read More

More than 47,000 hotel rooms under development in Saudi Arabia

| 17/02/2016 | Reply
More than 47,000 hotel rooms under development in Saudi Arabia

The majority of projects are in the final construction and pre-opening stages with 52 projects and almost 20,000 rooms set to open this year.

Read More

Egypt looks to expand F&B export base, halal influence

| 14/02/2016 | Reply
Egypt looks to expand F&B export base, halal influence

Egypt’s food and beverage industry is looking to expand its worldwide export footprint and leverage growing demand for halal products.

Read More

UAE hosts the first branch of the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation

| 10/02/2016 | Reply
UAE hosts the first branch of the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation

Signing the agreement will help in supporting the Islamic banking environment in the UAE, as well as Dubai’s ‘Capital of Islamic Economy’ initiative.

Read More

Pakistan pavilion to showcase top food exports at Gulfood

| 10/02/2016 | Reply
Pakistan pavilion to showcase top food exports at Gulfood

Pakistan’s revitalised food and beverage agricultural industry is readying for a major export push a leading Pakistan Flagfood and hospitality trade platform in Dubai, UAE.

Read More

Opinion: World Halal Market Will Grow to $ 2.6 Trillion by 2020

| 04/02/2016 | Reply
Opinion: World Halal Market Will Grow to $ 2.6 Trillion by 2020

The largest producer of halal products in the world is a Malaysian subsidiary of Nestlé Malaysia with a turnover of $ 1.1 billion (accounting data for 2014).

Read More

Case Study: Challenges within UAE poultry sector

| 03/02/2016 | Reply
Case Study: Challenges within UAE poultry sector

The UAE poultry sector continues to grow modestly, despite facing serious challenges of which disease, and notably avian influenza, is the greatest problem.

Read More

Pin It on Pinterest