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Are you are a fan of Bollywood music or simply in love with Bryan Adams, Justin Beiber and Guns NÔÇÖ Roses? Then a trip to Dubai in 2017 could be the ultimate musical experience for you. Imagine long nights of enthralling music, exemplary performances by top musicians, electrifying concerts and soul-stirring music ÔÇô a music loverÔÇÖs groovy paradise.
Here is a peek into some of the most glitzy and glamorous music festivals held in Dubai:
Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival ÔÇô Promising much more than jazz, this unbeatable mix of quality live entertainment is one of the oldest music concerts held in Dubai, and it will celebrate its 15th edition in 2017. This year the festival is all set to commence on February 22nd , 2017 and the performers lined up for this yearÔÇÖs show are: Tom Jones + The Rad Trads, Mariah Carey + Raul Midon, Enrique Iglesias + Nathan Sykes. Get set for music explosion!
Cairo Sound Music Festival ÔÇô This is a new cultural project launched and is all set to become a series of festivals in the UAE. This festival promotes Egyptian culture and music in Dubai, bringing together Middle-Eastern expatriates and music lovers from all around.
Redfest DXB 2017 ÔÇôThumping music, good food and an exotic setup, could it get any better? This year the festival takes place on February 2nd and 3rd and will feature Demi Lovato, Alessia Cara, Sean Paul, The Veronicas, Mike Posner, to name a few.
Party in the Park ÔÇô This one-day music festival is a must visit for both music lovers and non-music lovers. This festival celebrates the end of summer and beginning of winter. Let your favorite DJs tear up the night while you groove the night away. This hugely successful party saw an attendance of 10,000 people last year and this year itÔÇÖs all set to blow your mind away on November 11th .
Piknic Electronik ÔÇô This is also a one-day music fest, which is renowned internationally. This festival is ideal for families - adults as well as kids can have the time of their life here.
And, donÔÇÖt worry if you find it difficult to pay for tickets online. Customers can now visit any UAE Exchange branch to buy tickets for all major entertainment events in the UAE. And if youÔÇÖre travelling from to Dubai, to soak yourself in music, you can always purchase a travel card and load it on the go and enjoy.
Now get ready to hum, sing, and groove the night away with music, food, fun and laughter.
Motherhood (and indeed fatherhood too) is a life-changing experience. The first few weeks of being a new parent can be an emotional and anxious time. Thankfully, there exists a host of baby-related technologies that can make life easier for worried new mummies. Here, in alphabetical order, is our list of the top technologies for parents of small babies.
Breastfeeding app: There are lots of apps available which allow you to keep track of nursing sessions, the side you nursed on last, and alternate breast and bottle feedings. A popular app you can try is ÔÇ£Baby Tracker: NursingÔÇØ.
Online forums: Online communities have come into their own, lending much needed advice and support. ÔÇ£British Mums DubaiÔÇØ is an example. The website is aimed primarily at expat mums and offers baby advice, weaning tips, competitions and access to a community of mums whoÔÇÖve already been there and are ready with helpful advice. ItÔÇÖs linked to their Facebook group, which you can request to join.
Digital Ear Thermometer: You will use it many times every day, to check whether that crying is because your baby is ill or just fussing! You can also use it at night without waking the baby up if he or she feels hot. ItÔÇÖs not glamorous, but is an essential piece of technological kit.
Itzbeen Pocket Nanny: This hand-held device helps you record and monitor your babyÔÇÖs naps, feedings and diaper changes- essential for those sleep-deprived weeks where you canÔÇÖt remember the last time you changed your baby!
White Noise Machine: There are many of these available, and all emit white noise similar to that heard in the womb, to help shush your baby to sleep. A popular option is the Baby Shusher, which emits a constant rhythmic shushing sound designed to mesmerise your baby into a calm sleep.
WiFi baby monitor: The days of the static ÔÇ£radioÔÇØ baby monitor are long gone. Baby monitors have revolutionised in the digital age, and now use WiFi, 4G and smartphones so you can easily keep an eye on your sleeping baby from anywhere. The best ones offer high-security, password-protected streaming to keep you and your baby secure.
There are many technological advances to help make your parenting experience better. But perhaps the most essential piece of technology is a data-enabled smartphone, whether to google a strange rash, look up baby products, or simply while away the midnight feeds with some gentle browsing.
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Are you an entrepreneur with a brilliant idea, but not enough money to turn your idea into a profitable finished product or service?
While banks may have teams dedicated to financing Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), that option may not be suitable for entrepreneurs just starting a business. To mitigate their own risk, banks will ask for guarantee or collaterals. These are difficult for entrepreneurs to furnish early in the business cycle.
So what can you do?┬á
You can try other practical alternatives to bank finance. One such great option is crowdfunding. Having emerged as a saviour for start-ups with promising ideas, crowdfunding attract small denomination capital from many people. All you have to do is, use technology to pitch your ideas to a large audience. The crowdfunding revolution was sparked by the very successful Kickstarter.com, which by November 2016 had funded over 115,745 successful projects and raised over USD 2.7 billion in pledged money.
Crowdfunding comes in three basic flavours ÔÇô donation or reward-based, debt-based, and equity-based. Reward-based crowdfunding, as popularised by Kickstarter.com, sees investors give money to promising ideas based on the premise that the project creator will reward them with finished goods and services. For debt-based crowdfunding, the creator or entrepreneur promises to pay back the money borrowed. Meanwhile, equity-based crowdfunding sees the entrepreneur give away a stake in the business to each contributor.
UAE based start-up Beehive enables debt-based peer-to-peer lending. The idea is that investors lend money to promising businesses, and get returns on the capital they have invested. Start-ups benefit from lower capital-raising costs, while investors enjoy higher than average rates of return.
On the other hand, UAE based start-up Eureeca uses technology to enable its investor network to buy shares in promising businesses. These investors range from friends, family and casual investors to angel investors, venture capital funds and institutional investors.
Crowdfunding isnÔÇÖt the only venue available to entrepreneurs. But it certainly is helping plug a large financing gap. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) estimates a USD 2.7 trillion gap in funding for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in developing countries alone, with the MENA region alone needing an additional USD 320 billion in credit for MSMEs.
So if youÔÇÖre in the early stages of bringing your start-up to life, try crowdfunding. ItÔÇÖs a powerful addition to your capital-raising toolbox.
UAE Exchange Malaysia participated in the Project Greenback 2.0 that was aimed at increasing transparency and efficiency in the market for remittance services. Inspired by the needs of our customers and their families back home, weÔÇÖve initiated strategies that will benefit them.
UAE Exchange Malaysia and Western Union have extended their strategic relationship to make money transfer a seamless experience for the expatriates residing in Malaysia. Customers can now send money through Western Union┬« Money Transfer service from any of the fifteen branches of UAE Exchange located in Malaysia.
We along with the Central Bank of Malaysia (Bank Negara) organised a Pocket Talk seminar for SMEs in Johor Bahru, the southern state of Malaysia on 28 April 2016. The seminar was a follow up agenda of Greenback 2.0 project on remittance awareness that was initiated by the World Bank and Bank Negara in 2015.
UAE Exchange Malaysia launched its EDC (Electronic Data Capture) merchant terminal in association with OCBC Bank Malaysia. With the slogan ÔÇ£Innovation coupled with DigitalizationÔÇØ it will be implemented in to all the branches.
We also organised the Agent Appreciation ceremony for the second time in Malaysia. The objective of this occasion was to acknowledge and appreciate all our agents, who did a tremendous job of representing UAE Exchange and serving the customers.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 17 August 2016 ÔÇô Two global entities, UAE Exchange and Western Union, have extended their strategic relationship to make money transfer a seamless experience for the expatriates residing in Malaysia. Customers can now send money through Western Union┬« Money TransferSM service from any of the fifteen branches of UAE Exchange located in Malaysia.
Both the organisations inked an agreement to this effect in the presence of senior officials from both parties at the flagship outlet of UAE Exchange in Kuala Lumpur.
Commenting on the strategic tie-up, Santosh Nair, APAC Regional Head of UAE Exchange said: ÔÇ£Our relationship with Western Union has strengthened over the years ÔÇô commencing from Middle East to North Africa to Europe and now Malaysia. With the multi-channel pay-out options available in the receiving countries, the tie-up will help boost the remittance services in this countryÔÇØ
Speaking on the occasion David Rohan, Chief Executive Officer of Western Union Malaysia and Regional Director for Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and Singapore said: ÔÇ£Our long-standing relationship with UAE Exchange builds upon the synergy of a business that continues to evolve around customer satisfactionÔÇØ.
It was reported earlier this year that the total remittance volume sent home by foreign workers from Malaysia has increased 23.2 per cent to RM 34.75 billion in 2015 from RM 28.21 billion in 2014.
UAE Exchange started its Malaysian operations in the year 2009 and offers its customers with money transfer and foreign exchange services. At present, the brand has fifteen operational branches, six foreign currency wholesale hubs and 50 agent outlets across the Peninsular and East Malaysia.