Expo 2020 Dubai tickets to offer great value access to a spectacular world of discovery, innovation and entertainment Organisers reveal prices for single-day and three-day tickets at Arabian Travel Market in DubaiConcessions for youth, seniors, students, people...
Deloitte and Dubai Outsource City: Outsourcing and Shared Services industry to exceed US$ 1.0 trillion, within the next 6 years UAE Outsourcing and Shared Services spend estimated at US$ 4.8 billion in 2018, forecasted to rise to US$ 6.8...
Economic development expert, Richie Santosdiaz, interviews Sally Harrison, Head of Business Development and Marketing at Emrill, a leading, Dubai-based, facilities management company. UAE’s Facilities Management market is expected to grow at CAGR of 9...
  It's time to rethink on investing in Saudi Arabia. In this Op-Ed, Wael Al-Nahedh, CEO at Spearvest provides insightful information on fast-changing Saudi Arabia, to be seen as a major investment opportunity for substantial return on investment. The recent news...
  Trio of Ministers discuss 'Grain Road' as potential pathway to Multi-Continent food security A potential new ‘Grain Road’ - stretching from Russia to Africa, via the Middle East – could also boost trade between East and West. Top-level decision-makers share the...
With global F&B spending hitting US$7.2 trillion, the world's biggest annual food and beverage show, Gulfood 2019 reaffirm Dubai as global food trade capital Governments and trade delegations galore converge on world’s largest F&B trade show as global consumer spending...
WGS 2019: Leadership Expert Tony Robbins Working with UAE to Feed One Billion People Robbins will work with UAE on humanitarian project to alleviate world hunger Robbins highlights positive work of governments around the world: 1.1 billion people lifted out...
WGS 2019: Blockchain to create ‘a sea of opportunity’ for global trade – Bettina Warburg Technology promises ‘a golden age of supply chain innovation and borderless trade’, blockchain expert tells WGS Blockchain revolution will ultimately eliminate the need for...
WGS 2019: Recession Looming, Paul Krugman Cautions Governments to be Prepared Nobel Prize Laureate Economist delivers sobering outlook on global trade landscape Modern trade, value chains much less robust in face of growing protectionism Populist anti-trade sentiment has brought...
In this Op-Ed, the author touches on the globalisation phenomenon and explains how innovative companies leverage the market opportunities presented and setup base in ambitious cities such as Dubai. The greatest global cities of the past century were often cited...
Dubai ruler approves DIFC’s new expansion plan for DIFC 2.0 In accordance with the recently announced Fifty-year Charter that aims to ensure Dubai’s sustained prosperity and accelerate the development journey of the emirate, the UAE and the region, His Highness Sheikh...
In this candid interview, Chairman of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (Dubai) Chapter, Mahmood Bangara, talks about VAT implementation in the UAE and their implications on business. He assesses post implementation of value added tax (VAT) in...
  • Swiss-UAE bilateral trade in 2017 valued at AED 51.8 billion • Swiss FDI to the UAE at AED 74 billion • UAE is Switzerland’s top GCC trade partner and tourism source market Switzerland was the third biggest destination for the UAE’s...
Staging a mega-event like the World Expo has boosted the economies and international profiles of its host cities for decades – and soon it’s Dubai’s turn to step into the spotlight. New report from JLL sheds light on how the...
Launched in 2014 as Dubai’s first online dessert bakery, SugarMoo Desserts has since expanded into four dessert labs located across the city whilst simultaneously catering to over 100 F&B outlets.  As part of its ongoing development, SugarMoo has recently announced...
60% of investors polled in a global survey said that they wish to add digital currencies to their investment portfolio within a year, while 70% who already own cryptocurrencies plan to increase their holdings. Six out of 10 people with...
Arabian Gazette's interview with Rami Shaar, Co-Founder of Washmen Rami gets candid with how the entrepreneurial passion drove him to start Washmen, the problem he's trying to solve, the Unique Service Proposition (USP) of the business, future plans, funding and...
Latest Emirates NBD UAE PMI data shows that the UAE's economic output growth picks up at start of 2018. Improving economic conditions resulted in further gains in output and new orders at UAE non-oil companies at the start of 2018....
Almost half of UAE residents are worried that they will not be able to afford the increased cost of living brought about by the country’s implementation of value-added tax (VAT), a survey from Dubai based comparison site yallacompare reveal. Over 62% of...
For the first time, United Arab Emirates (UAE) has implemented Value Added Tax (VAT) on businesses in the country effective from 1st Jan 2018. For companies not complying to the VAT laws and regulations, stiff penalties are imposed ranging...
UAE’s non-oil sector expanded sharply in Q4 2017 with the introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT)  December data signalled a strong end to the year for the UAE’s non-oil private sector, with business conditions improving at the sharpest pace in 34...
As far as years go, UK Prime Minister Theresa May must be glad to see the end of 2017 as are many others in Britain and around the world. In matters Brexit, it was a year of low-level chaos...
Just as Theresa May's government appeared to be on the brink of collapse, the European Commission President asked the British Prime Minister to meet him in Brussels to jointly announce that negotiators had achieved the breakthrough needed in order...
It's starting to heat up in Brexit-land after 17 months of jockeying for position, and this month more than any month since June 2016 might indicate whether UK Prime Minister Theresa May's critics are right or wrong. Will Theresa May...
On June 23, 2016 the United Kingdom held an historic referendum so that voters could decide whether they wanted to leave the European Union governance architecture and over 52% of UK voters elected to "Leave" the EU. Subsequent divorce negotiations...
"No separate ways of thinking, no divisions, no restrictions". These are the opening lines of Saudi's NEOM's trailer. Women in modern clothes, clean energy sources and a lot of open mindedness -- NEOM, Saudi Arabia's $500 billion mega city...
FTA issues guidelines for smooth VAT system rollout 17 point guidelines for businesses to help companies in the UAE to transition to the new tax system The UAE Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has issued a guideline to the local businesses for...
Sharjah, one of the seven Emirate of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is often overshadowed by its bigger Emirates' Abu Dhabi and Dubai. However, as much there is advancement and robust growth in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Sharjah is...
startAD's Venture Launchpad is UAE’s first hardware startup program aimed at making Abu Dhabi the center for innovation in hardware. The hardware venture launchpad provides startups with the resources, tools, and network to accelerate significantly in a short time span. startAD has...
Bloomberg Intelligence analysis states the Saudi decision to lift the driving ban on women could generate as much income as Saudi Aramco IPO   The recent decree by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud allowing women to drive is set to...
• 64 per cent of UAE CEOs expect major disruption in their sector in the coming three years • 88 per cent of UAE CEOs believe that there will be growth in their own industry over the next three...
report is our major annual economics study, which measures the factors that are crucial to future productivity and prosperity. Ten years on from the global financial crisis, economies remain at risk from further shock and are ill-prepared for the...
Dubai rises to Top 20 of the world’s most expensive cities for expatriates to live in Dubai and Abu Dhabi ranked as the second and third most expensive Middle Eastern cities for expatriate cost of living Despite worldwide changes, multinationals focus...
In the run up to Ramadan 2017, YouGov surveyed residents in the UAE and Saudi Arabia as part of their annual Ramadan study to discover expected changes in consumer behaviour in and around Ramadan.  In the survey, not surprisingly a...
Growth attributed to region’s young population with high disposable income & high internet penetration rate 2016 industry value stood at USD 4.8 billion GCC market to hit USD 20-billion mark by 2020 The number of online shoppers in the...
Deloitte offers free and interactive VAT app to GCC businesses and individuals With the progressive implementation in 2018 and the representatives of the Member States of the GCC having agreed on a formal VAT system Treaty across all six Member...
News Summary:  His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi appointed Chairman  Rest of Board comprises leading government and business individuals from the region as well as international legal, compliance and regulatory experts  Joe Moynihan, former Director of Financial...
Under-Employed, Under-Inclusive and Under Threat: the World in 2017 The Global Risks Report 2017 Summary: The Report highlights the potential of persistent, long-term trends such as inequality and deepening social and political polarization to exacerbate risks associated with, for example, the weakness...
UAE is a thriving hub for business and industry according to LinkedIn’s UAE Economic Graph LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, has unveiled new research providing insight into the UAE economy. The research shows that the UAE is becoming a...
Knowledge and Innovation to remain Dubai's priority - Sheikh Hamdan, Crown Prince of Dubai The emirate of Dubai has worked hard over the past several decades to develop wider, more diversified economic bedrock to power growth. As a result, the emirate...