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Doha Festival City Sets a Precedent for Smart Malls in Qatar

Doha Festival City, Qatar’s anticipated entertainment, retail and hospitality destination, has announced a number of initiatives that will position it as one of the region’s leading Smart Malls, utilising the latest technologies to offer a convenient and stress-free experience for visitors when it launches in April.

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Launch forum of the Arab-Africa Trade Bridges Program

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) is organising the Launching Forum of the Arab-Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) Program – February 22-23, 2017, in Rabat – in partnership with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the Minister-Delegate for Industry, Trade, Investment, and Digital Economy, in charge of Morocco’s Foreign Trade.

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Zain Saudi Arabia and Huawei forge long-term collaboration to enhance mobile customer experience across the Kingdom

Zain Saudi Arabia and Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia, have signed a five-year managed services agreement that will enable the Saudi operator to enhance its customer experience through world-class voice and data services across the Kingdom.

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What’s on the horizon for Saudi real estate market? . . New legislation will boost realty market and consumer purchasing power

The current economic trends and surgical budget trims by the consumers have recently impacted the Kingdom’s real estate market. However, the big cheer from the home buyers is the recent mortgage reform announcement from the government to revive the industry which include: mortgage cap to 85%; buyer investment/down payment to 15%; and offering of number of housing units by the Ministry of Housing.

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Rotana announces plans to support Saudi Vision 2030 and boost the Kingdom’s diversification push

Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe, will open four new hotels in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in 2017 as it continues to look to markets in the GCC to drive business growth and expansion, the company’s Chief Operating Officer Guy Hutchinson said in Jeddah on the sidelines of the Rotana Hotels 2017 GCC Roadshow.