Over 6,500 Attend 72nd International Astronautical Congress in Dubai
Dubai, UAE, 29 October 2021: The 72nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC), the world’s premier space event held in the Middle East for the first time ever, came to an end with a closing ceremony on Friday. More than 6,500 space enthusiasts and participants from over 110 countries attended the 5-day event filled with events, meetings, collaborations, announcements, updates and more, under the theme “Inspire, Innovate & Discover for the Benefit of Mankind”.
Arab Bank Group profits grow by 26% for nine months2021
Arab Bank Group reported net income after tax of $271.7 million as compared to $215.2 million for the same period last year, recording a growth of 26%. Arab Bank consolidated the financial statements of Oman Arab Bank under its Group accounts increasing total assets by $8.4 billion to reach $63.7 billion compared to $52.5 billion for the same period last year.
Customer deposits grew by 24% to reach $46.6 billion, while loans grew by 28%, to reach $34.1 billion. The consolidation of Oman Arab Bank has materially increased customer deposits and loans by $7 billion and $7.5 billion, respectively.
SIBF 2021 leverages technology and logistics to ensure enhanced visitor experience
Self-payment machines, user-friendly SIBF app and disabled-friendly info desks among the many new features
Sharjah, October 30, 2021,
Visitors to the 40th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) can look forward to an enhanced experience at the venue this year. The Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) has leveraged technology and logistics to offer never-before services that will save them time and effort, whether in navigating the fair’s agenda, activities, facilities and exhibitor spaces, as well as booking school visits and paying for book purchases.
Three-day event brings together over 546 publishing professionals and agents and 35 speakers
For immediate release Sharjah, October 30, 2021
The 11th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) Publishers Conference, being held in partnership with the International Publishers Association (IPA), opens in Expo Centre Sharjah tomorrow (Sunday, October 31), ahead of the official opening of the 40th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) that runs from November 3 – 13.