Infant drug recall

Infant drug recall

Panadol Suspension for infants and children has been removed from shelves across parts of the Middle East because the wrong dosage instructions are printed on boxes. The manufacturer of the popular brand of paracetamol, GlaxoSmithKline, advised local health authorities of the error this week. The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health issued a circular advising parents … Continue reading

UAE communications watchdog issues morality guidelines for Facebook

UAE communications watchdog issues morality guidelines for Facebook

The UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has cautioned residents against using Facebook in a way that is contrary to public morals and the principles of Islam. The new guidelines appear in the TRA’s ‘Facebook White Paper’, one of several in their series of social media white papers. It says the laws of the UAE prohibit the … Continue reading

New Dubai refinery set to tip balance of global gold industry

New Dubai refinery set to tip balance of global gold industry

One of the world’s biggest gold refineries is under construction at Dubai Multi Commodities Centre. When completed next year, it will help to alter the balance of power in the global gold industry. While the growth in global demand for gold is shifting east to Asia’s fast-growing economies, key industry activities like refining and clearing … Continue reading

Desert conservation efforts go hand-in-hand with tourism

Desert conservation efforts go hand-in-hand with tourism

A desert conservation program on the outskirts of Dubai has managed two very different business goals, side-by-side. It’s achieved great success breeding local endangered species, while simultaneously developing a marketable tourism product. Fifteen years ago there were no known Arabian oryx left in the wild in the UAE. Hunting and over development had seen populations wiped out. … Continue reading

Chinese New Year heralds tourism influx for Dubai

Chinese New Year heralds tourism influx for Dubai

Dubai is welcoming a surge in Chinese tourists who are fast becoming some of the biggest overseas spenders, globally. This weekend marks Chinese New Year, the beginning of the lunar Year of the Horse, but for many well-to-do Chinese it’s a time for an overseas vacation and some luxury retail therapy. Dubai’s Department of Tourism … Continue reading