GCC economies must invest in exports to reduce dependence on commodities Falling oil prices will pose a challenge to GCC hydrocarbon exporters unless governments step up their diversification efforts and develop more export industries, according to a new report by...
It's boom time for auto industry in Saudi Arabia; latest research reveals that 60% percent of the residents intending to buy a car in the next 3 years and 38% planning this purchase in the next year. The declining automobile industry...
MENA shoppers prefer VISA cards A visible surge has been recorded in the demand for Visa debit, credit, and prepaid cards off-late as shoppers across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region opted for electronic payment method on the...
The crown prince of Saudi Arabia over the weekend announced the arrests of 11 prominent figures and several changes to top government ministries. These drastic measures could have serious repercussions for the country as well as for the region, says Abdeslam...
Emirates ends 2017 on a high note reaching fleet and product milestones Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, is concluding another banner year of growth and innovation, marking significant milestones across its fleet, network, and product innovation initiatives, cementing its...
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...
  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...
Vertical Farming is fast gaining popularity in the UAE which could see the country exporting not only crops but also technology in the future CNN reports on the dynamic technology that has the potential to revolutionize the way Dubai sources...
"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...
Whether you’re buying a car for the first time or sorting out a car for your newly qualified young adult, we would probably suggest you consider something cheap and cheerful and that you’re not too worried about getting scratched. RELATED: The...
Winters bring a lot of warmth and activity to Dubai. Don't believe us? Head towards the Dubai Creek area that connects the sea trading port to the desert as it passes through the heart of Dubai.  On one side...
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...
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....
  Al-Futtaim Automotive displays present and future sustainable vehicles at the 10th annual Car Free Day in Dubai At the 10th annual Dubai Municipality’s ‘Car Free Day’, Al-Futtaim Automotive displayed several of its current and future green technologies, including the Hybrid...
Time is money at Express Auto Wash. Lauded as the 'Rolls Royce of the fully automatic carwash', Express Auto Wash has introduced the revolutionary car wash facility at Mushrif Mall in Abu Dhabi, promising efficient 5-minute car wash service,...
  Roger Federer defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 6-4 on Saturday to earn the 100th singles title of his career, as well as his eighth title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The consolation for his opponent, who sensationally defeated...
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...
Saudi Arabia’s tech startup ecosystem may be nascent, but is rapidly evolving to support economic growth Despite having the largest market in the GCC in terms of population and consumer spend, Saudi Arabia’s tech startup ecosystem is small and nascent...
  A new research report from KnightFrank providing insights on the impact of the Riyadh Metro on real estate markets across the city highlights that the mega infrastructure project is expected to be wide-ranging both in terms of social and...
  Keeping the UAE Moving: Al Futtaim Auto & Machinery Co. (FAMCO) and Volvo Buses sign Large Supply Contract with Dubai RTA for 143 Volvo Luxury Intercity Coaches • The order for 143 Volvo SC5 luxury intercity coaches is not only...
Ben Stiller, Susan Sarandon, Duchess of York, Madeline Stowe and Caroline Stanbury to attend 'Artisits for Peace and Justice' Dubai event presented by Bovet 1822 Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) and Dubai Cares are set to bring the glamorous...
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...
  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...
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...
This December, Abu Dhabi is all set to witness one of the largest Blockchain conferences in the Middle East. The topics of interest would be ICOs, cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology for fintech and government. This is a must-attend conference if...
Peugeot's First Concept Store in the Middle East Launched in Yas Mall Abu Dhabi Omeir bin Youssef & Sons bring the French Lion brand’s retail experience to the UAE In partnership with its exclusive distributor in Abu Dhabi Omeir bin Youssef...
Dubai is just one emirate out of the 7 that comprise the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The UAE is just one out of the 15 nations that come under the flagship of the Middle Eastern Countries. In just a...
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...
Child obesity on the rise in the UAE Emirates taskforce intensifies fight against growing menace Multi-sectoral task force aims to achieve key milestones by 2020 Alarming 15% of young people under 20 in the UAE would be considered obese by 2025 According to...
  11 outstanding global FinTech firms have been shortlisted for the inaugural FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge in October, organized by Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with KPMG. The selected firms are currently undergoing an intensive...
  Roger Federer moved tantalisingly closer to his 100th career title by overcoming a resilient Marton Fucsovics 7-6 6-4 on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships! Roger Federer moved tantalisingly closer to his 100th career...
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...
Embracing the concept of “Artificial Intelligence” as the future of progress and prosperity, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched the Artificial intelligence Strategy for the United Arab...
  26 years old Stephanie Farah is the latest entrant to Dubai's Entrepreneurial scene. She is the youngest PR Professional to ‘Go Solo in Dubai’. Her company Empyre targets a young audience. Arabian Gazette interviews the enthusiastic (and glamorous) PR...
  Roger Federer will bid for his 100th career title and his eighth Dubai title when he faces Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday. Federer overcame Borna Coric 6-2 6-2, and Tsitsipas...
UAE-based company THE One named ‘Best Workplace in the UAE’ and its CEO named ‘Leader of the Year for 2017-2018’ Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) becomes first UAE government entity to be recognized by Great Place to Work for its...
The all new Haval H6 model by leading Chinese automotive manufacturer, Great Wall Motors, is set to take on major SUV brands in the UAE  Swaidan Trading, the automotive division of Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of the UAE’s...
  Yesterday evening, guests and VIPs celebrated the official opening of the Italian pavilion at the 27th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show, which is taking place until Saturday 2 March at the Dubai Canal, Jumeirah. The pavilion was opened...
Horses may first have been tamed as long ago as 7000 BC, new ground-breaking findings in a recently unearthed archaeological site in Saudi Arabia suggest. "The procured evidence may potentially debunk a previously established theory that the domestication of horses...
Since 2003, value of diamonds traded through Dubai has grown from 3.5 billion US dollars to 25 billion US Dollars in 2016 Nemesis international inaugurates UAE’s first state-of-the-art polishing factory, contributing to the increase of the region’s diamond processing and...