Category: Middle East & Africa

UAE: All cosmetics sold in UAE are ‘halal’ by default: Esma

| 20/05/2015 | Reply
UAE: All cosmetics sold in UAE are ‘halal’ by default: Esma

The UAE’s standardisation body Esma will issue halal mark and certification to foreign companies for their beauty products looking to tap the mass halal market.

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Opinion: Islamic lifestyle – The story has just begun

| 19/05/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic lifestyle – The story has just begun

Shariah products and services are an integral part of global economy and are poised to grow with the rise in population.

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UAE: Dubai’s Islamic Economy Award open for Submissions

| 18/05/2015 | Reply
UAE: Dubai’s Islamic Economy Award open for Submissions

The Global Islamic Economy Award highlights most significant achievements in Islamic economy. Award submissions will close 31 July 2015.

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‘Brunei Halal has global potential’

| 14/05/2015 | 1 Reply
‘Brunei Halal has global potential’

There is a need to grow organic halal brands either coming out of countries from the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) or those that are non-OIC.

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UAE: Debut World Halal Travel Awards opens nominations

| 13/05/2015 | Reply
UAE: Debut World Halal Travel Awards opens nominations

Nominations are open for the inaugural World Halal Travel Awards, the first awards to solely represent the halal and family friendly travel and tourism industry.

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UAE: IFDC and Leading Fashion Institute, Esmod Announce Collaboration in iFash™

| 13/05/2015 | Reply
UAE: IFDC and Leading Fashion Institute, Esmod Announce Collaboration in iFash™

Esmod Dubai is proud to propose a new programme for iFash™ enthusiasts called, iFash™ Design – from creation to production.

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Over 100 tour operators sign up to world’s first B2B Halal travel aggregator

| 11/05/2015 | Reply
Over 100 tour operators sign up to world’s first B2B Halal travel aggregator

The Muslim Travel Warehouse is the first time ever that travel agents have access to comprehensive tailored holiday packages directly for Muslim consumers.

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Opinion: Biggest growth in mid-market Halal tourism

| 05/05/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Biggest growth in mid-market Halal tourism

Being a pioneer in the Halal segment, HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings – is the most credible and leading chain of halal-friendly hotels in the MENA region.

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UAE: Experts weigh up hormone-treated meat in UAE

| 26/04/2015 | Reply
UAE: Experts weigh up hormone-treated meat in UAE

It’s estimated that two-thirds of the cattle we eat today are given hormones, usually testosterone or oestrogens, to boost growth. EU bans it outright.

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Founder claims new Makkah store ‘is not a sex shop’

| 26/04/2015 | Reply
Founder claims new Makkah store ‘is not a sex shop’

The founder of a brand of body products, perfumes and candles has denied his new store in Makkah will be a “halal sex shop”.

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UAE: World Halal Travel Summit in Abu Dhabi

| 23/04/2015 | Reply
UAE: World Halal Travel Summit in Abu Dhabi

It features two partner events: ITHMAR15, dedicated to Tourism Investment in the Halal Travel Sector and TURATH15, focusing on cultural tourism experiences.

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UK: HFA announce their Halal industry seminar in London

| 23/04/2015 | Reply
UK: HFA announce their Halal industry seminar in London

The seminar will focus on topical issues of animal welfare in the Halal industry, followed by Halal compliance, controls and accreditation globally.

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‘Next generation’ Muslim prayer calculator launched

| 21/04/2015 | Reply
‘Next generation’ Muslim prayer calculator launched

The new feature instantly calculates the prayer times for the current location, the distances for nearby mosques and the time it will take to reach them.

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Dubai approves new Islamic economy initiatives

| 21/04/2015 | Reply
Dubai approves new Islamic economy initiatives

Shaikh Hamdan approves the initiatives proposed by the board of the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre.

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GCC: Agthia welcomes partnerships with Asian food and beverage brands

| 21/04/2015
GCC: Agthia welcomes partnerships with Asian food and beverage brands

Through partnerships, Agthia welcomes Asia’s top food and beverage groups interested in penetrating the UAE market.

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Indonesia’s beauty market among ‘new growth hot spots’

| 21/04/2015 | Reply
Indonesia’s beauty market among ‘new growth hot spots’

With emerging markets slowing down, attention has turned to core businesses and untapped markets such as Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.

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Opinion: Zilzar – Consumerism with Integrity

| 19/04/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Zilzar – Consumerism with Integrity

Youth lead the emerging Muslim consumerism as they identify with faith-based spiritual values and, concurrently, want the “secular” benefits.

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Canada eyes UAE to boost retail, agriculture, oil sectors

| 19/04/2015 | Reply
Canada eyes UAE to boost retail, agriculture, oil sectors

There is significant opportunity for Canadian exports of beef, seafood, and speciality food products such as organics and gluten-free in the UAE grocery retail industry.

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Riyadh travel show draws 15,000 visitors

| 19/04/2015 | Reply
Riyadh travel show draws 15,000 visitors

The seventh edition of Riyadh Travel Fair (RTF 2015), which attracted a huge turnout of visitors estimated to be more than 15,000, concluded successfully on Friday. The total recorded number of visitors at RTF2014 was 13,678. Around 500 exhibitors from 50 countries displayed their products and services at the show. Tourism ministries and boards from […]

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Pakistan: Depilex owner launches ‘halal’ makeup range

| 19/04/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Depilex owner launches ‘halal’ makeup range

Pakistani women are becoming increasingly choosy about their cosmetics, opting for products that do not conflict with their faith.

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