Green Living in Dubai: Emirates GBC bench-marked UAE hotels for Energy and Water performance

Posted on the September 28th, 2016 under Green Living by

Yesterday I was invited to the launch of first of it's kind energy and water bench marking report of UAE's Hotels by Emirates Green Building Council, a great step for Sustainable Tourism. Globally Tourism contribute to 5% of the global carbon dioxide ...

Green Living in Dubai: Enchanted by Northern Lights in Iceland

Posted on the September 26th, 2016 under Green Living by

If I told you, I went on Aurora hunting trip in Iceland all the way from Dubai, does that sound thrilling? Well, then it was! One of the best experiences in my life, specially because northern lights has such a special place in my heart. Tried my ha...

Christopher Saul's Blog: Who writes these sales pitches?

Posted on the September 23rd, 2016 under Expat Bloggers by

From my LinkedIn page – Telesales must be an incredibly hard thing to do, but I can’t help but think that the poor guys selling financial services to Dubai based ‘clients’ are hobbled from the start. Spend any amount of time in Dubai and af...

Christopher Saul's Blog: The curse of the BDM

Posted on the September 19th, 2016 under Expat Bloggers by

Originally posted on my LinkedIn page… I’ve seen the curse at work in the past… — To: all-regional-sales@it-corp.com From: regional-sales-manager@it-corp.com Dear all I would like to welcome John Smith to the IT Corp team in his ro...

Christopher Saul's Blog: Drawing the lines – Pakistan and North Africa

Posted on the September 18th, 2016 under Expat Bloggers by

Originally posted on my LinkedIn page… A cursory glance at what’s happened in the past when lines have been drawn on the map of the region without much care shows us the implications can be huge. Getting MENA and MEA right can have big repe...

Christopher Saul's Blog: In Defence of the Quarter

Posted on the September 18th, 2016 under Expat Bloggers by

Originally posted on my LinkedIn page… I always start QBRs with our main regional distributor with the phrase, ‘the quarter is dead, long live the quarter’. As one passes away, we continue straight into the next – the King is dead, long...

Christopher Saul's Blog: Blogging again…

Posted on the September 18th, 2016 under Expat Bloggers by

We recently had a company offsite meeting where we learnt all about using LinkedIn for ‘social selling’. It was a good course and it reminded me of how much I enjoyed spouting off on my blog. So I’ve decided to try and write some more...

Fake Plastic Souks: Writing And Publishing Workshop Thingies

Posted on the September 16th, 2016 under Personal Bloggers by

Sharjah-stamp1 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)It's been a while, I know. Holidays, work, more holidays. Stuff. Life's been busy.I've been blogging for Sharjah. About time someone did.I've been getting ready for  the Emirates Literature Foundation worksh...

Green Living in Dubai: A James Bond-like Car for the Common Man to Save the World

Posted on the August 20th, 2016 under Green Living by

Last month Al Futtaim Motors lent me one of their hybrid car, Toyota Prius and our family of sustainability professionals and an Eco-kid was thrilled to go around in town in this green car! While mommy enjoyed the driving experience, daddy (who's pas...

Green Living in Dubai: How to Survive UAE’s Summer with Kids? Here are 11 Easy Eco-Activities

Posted on the August 6th, 2016 under Green Living by

Can't imagine we almost survived this summer without flying anywhere. Only little more than 3 weeks are remaining before schools are opening and I am already feeling like a brave warrior! I am sure, all mums in UAE can understand my feelings. First wh...

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