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Netherlands Visa Application Centre Now Launched In Abu Dhabi

Netherlands Visa Application Centre Now Launched In Abu Dhabi

The Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Abu Dhabi launched a new Visa Application Centre in the capital city of Abu Dhabi to bring enhanced accessibility and greater convenience to residents of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who plan to travel to The Netherlands and need a visa. […]

 
 

Taiwan – Truly Asia’s Hidden Gem

Taiwan – Truly Asia’s Hidden Gem

Taiwan is a beautiful island country layered with the heritage of Taiwanese aboriginals, Dutch, Spanish and Chinese in a beautiful cultural amalgam of sorts. Endowed with magnificent peaks, green rolling hills, plains, basins, coastlines, lush forests and national parks, it is also a nature lover’s paradise. At the backdrop of […]

 
 

UAE – The world’s most connected country on LinkedIn, globally

UAE – The world’s most connected country on LinkedIn, globally

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, released figures today announcing that it has hit the 500 million members milestone across 200 countries and 22 million members in the MENA region. A professional community of this size has never existed until now. Helping members to stay informed on relevant news and […]

 
 

VAT, a new way of life for the UAE

VAT, a new way of life for the UAE

With the introduction of VAT beginning 1st January 2018 in GCC states, incuding the UAE, Gopal Aswani, partner at the Dubai based Essentially Precise, explains the impact of VAT, as well as what a business needs to do to comply with VAT. This is it! The moment is nearly here […]

 
 

IMAGINE – A Sensory Experience Of Water, Laser, Fire & Sound Launches In Dubai Festival City

IMAGINE – A Sensory Experience Of Water, Laser, Fire & Sound Launches In Dubai Festival City

In a pompous display of water, light, fire and pyrotechniques, Dubai Festival City officially launched IMAGINE – a cutting-edge multimedia entertainment spectacular. The showcase was one of the highlights of the opening day of the 22nd edition of Dubai Shopping Festival 2017. His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid […]

 
 

AVERY Products Middle East Hosts an Art Competition to Mark 45th National Day

AVERY awarded 18 students with certificates, trophies and painting kits To commemorate the 45th National Day Celebrations, AVERY Products Middle East – the leading manufacturer of printable labels, cards & creative stickers, hosted an art competition for students on Saturday, November 26th at Sharjah. Ahead of the UAE’s 45th National […]

 
 

Cybercrime hits 2.5mn UAE consumers last year

Cybercrime hits 2.5mn UAE consumers last year

Norton Cyber Security Insights Report shows hackers are honing their skills to take advantage of complacent consumers Norton Cyber Security Insights Report released by Symantec revealed that 2.53 million consumers in the UAE have been victims of online crime in the past year as hackers take advantage of consumer complacency. […]

 
 

Tackling Obesity in the Middle East – New Report Identifies Major Policy Gaps

Tackling Obesity in the Middle East – New Report Identifies Major Policy Gaps

-The prevalence of obesity in the region is among the highest in the world. -Obesity is a major economic burden on countries in the region. -High levels of obesity are due to a combination of interconnected environmental, cultural and biological causes. -A widespread public misperception is that obesity is a […]

 
 

Infographic: UAE a thriving hub for business and industry, reveals LinkedIn Economic Graphic

Infographic: UAE a thriving hub for business and industry, reveals LinkedIn Economic Graphic

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 thriving hub for business and industry. The findings of the […]

 
 

UAE’s Residential Sector Set For Further Declines, says Cluttons

UAE’s Residential Sector Set For Further Declines, says Cluttons

Residential rents in the UAE set to decline further in 2016 Weakness in oil and gas, finance and banking sectors blamed for the slump in residential property market  As the local economy continues to adjust to softening global conditions, overall residential values and rents in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi […]

 
 

Hafed: A Respite for UAE’s Unbanked Workers

Hafed: A Respite for UAE’s Unbanked Workers

Mint Middle East LLC – the leading payroll card service provider based in the United Arab Emirates – announced the launch of ‘Hafed’ payroll program at the Cards and Payments Middle East convention. The program is supported by the issuance of the first EMV contactless chip-based UnionPay International salary cards […]

 
 

How to choose the right Motor insurance in UAE

How to choose the right Motor insurance in UAE

The road does not end with buying a new car, you need to have the right motor insurance for a happy journey! Buying a new car is probably one of the largest, single investments one would make. It is imperative then that one invests in a motor insurance policy that […]

 
 

Growing UAE-Italy trade to boost MICE industry

Growing UAE-Italy trade to boost MICE industry

UAE-Italy bilateral trade stood at Dhs. 25.7 billion in 2014 Expo Centre CEO Attends UFI Meeting, Visits UAE Pavilion at Expo Milano The exhibitions and meetings industry has a lot to gain from the growing trade and business relations with the UAE and Italy, a leading trading partner of the […]

 
 

USA, UAE, Singapore named top countries for residential property investibility

USA, UAE, Singapore named top countries for residential property investibility

A report published today by international real estate advisor Savills has ranked the United States of America (USA), the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Singapore respectively as the top three countries for residential investability on the basis of economic growth and market recovery. The new Savills World Residential Investability Ranking […]

 
 

Our Teachers – The Guiding North Star

Our Teachers – The Guiding North Star

The birthday of India’s first Vice President, Dr. Radhakrishnan on 5th September is celebrated as Teachers’ Day in India and in Indian schools across the United Arab Emirates Despite the many roles he played, the late President of India wished that everyone remembered him as a teacher One of the […]

 
 

Adding Fuel To UAE’s Rising Costs? – An Expat View

Adding Fuel To UAE’s Rising Costs? – An Expat View

As new fuel prices in the UAE take effect from today, the expat view on rising costs resurfaces with a fresh context The United Arab Emirates recently lifted fuel subsidies, thereby deregulating its price and pegging them to the global level. Owing to the country’s cautious approach towards limited resources […]

 
 

Emirati females more likely to work in Banking & Finance than male counterparts: report

Emirati females more likely to work in Banking & Finance than male counterparts: report

Banking & finance could serve as a key sector for maximising employment for women in the UAE Emirati women are more likely than their male counterparts to consider a position in banking and finance (29% vs 11%) found a major survey on Emiratisation conducted by Oxford Strategic Consulting. The survey also […]

 
 

UAE Fuel Subsidy Reform gets a thumbs up from Moody’s

UAE Fuel Subsidy Reform gets a thumbs up from Moody’s

Fuel Subsidy Reform Is Credit Positive for United Arab Emirates and Abu Dhabi: Moody’s Hydrocarbon revenues comprised 75% of the UAE’s consolidated revenues in 2014 UAE fuel subsidies equal $730 per resident per year, compared with $2,810 in Qatar and $2,522 in Kuwait Last Wednesday, the United Arab Emirates Ministry […]

 
 

Finally, UAE to end fuel subsidies

Finally, UAE to end fuel subsidies

Fuel subsidies have been on the radar for quite some time now, finally the decision is here The International Monetary Fund must be heaving a big sigh of relief. After multiple reiterations, at least one country in the Middle East is all set to withdraw fuel subsidies. UAE’s Ministry of […]

 
 

UAE executes ‘Reem Island Ghost’

UAE executes ‘Reem Island Ghost’

UAE executes an Emirati woman convicted of a murder of a US school teacher The UAE was witness to a decision that reflected zero-tolerance towards terrorist crimes. In a rare decision, an Emirati woman was put to death by a firing squad for the murder of a US school teacher. […]

 
 

UAE Businessman Pledges AED4.2bn for Education

UAE Businessman Pledges AED4.2bn for Education

Prominent UAE businessman, Abdullah Al Ghurair, pledges one third of his assets (AED 4.2 billion) to launch Abdullah Al Ghurair Education Foundation Reflecting his commitment, dedication and on the occasion of UAE Humanitarian Work Day 2015, one of the UAE’s most respected business figures donated one third of his assets […]

 
 

UAE PMI falls to a near two year low

UAE PMI falls to a near two year low

Latest Emirates NBD data shows that the UAE PMI has fallen to a near two year low, signaling sluggish economic growth UAE non-oil private sector economy dropped to a 22-month low of 54.7 in June, down from 56.4 in May Non-oil private sector firms in the UAE reported the weakest improvement […]

 
 

UAE Fifth Globally in 2015 Change Readiness Index

UAE Fifth Globally in 2015 Change Readiness Index

UAE ranks 5th in KPMG global 2015 Change Readiness Index (CRI) Global index ranks countries best equipped to respond to accelerating political, economic and social change Diversification of the UAE economy, large scale infrastructure development, improved transport and technological innovation a contributing factor Index enables governments and private investors to make […]

 
 

UAE and Saudi Arabia continues to grow despite lower oil prices

UAE and Saudi Arabia continues to grow despite lower oil prices

UAE and Saudi Arabia continues to grow despite lower oil prices, according to the latest Macro report from Crédit Agricole Private Banking  UAE new orders grow, and job creation hit three-month high in May’15 Saudi Arabia’s output and new orders expanded, but the growth rate eased GCC consumers to benefit […]

 
 

How to set up a company in the UAE

How to set up a company in the UAE

Food for Thought for Entrepreneurs: Which licensing options are available to set up your business in the UAE? Taking that first step and setting up your own business is exciting and challenging at the same time.   In the UAE, would-be entrepreneurs often face a number of obstacles before they decide […]

 
 

Eventgoer – UAE’s First Social Platform for Discovering and Creating Events

Eventgoer – UAE’s First Social Platform for Discovering and Creating Events

Eventgoer aims to be the ultimate guide to all events taking place in the country Eventgoer is also an interactive social platform to make new friends with other Eventgoer members who share similar interests Eventgoer (Eventgoer.com), the first social platform dedicated to discovering, creating and promoting events in the UAE, […]

 
 

5 Top European Destinations For Your Summer Holiday

5 Top European Destinations For Your Summer Holiday

“School’s out!” – those are the words that all children can’t wait to hear. Parents also have had the date marked in their calendars as the summer holiday planning starts well in advance. Following the recent visa waiver across the Schengen travel zone for UAE Nationals British Airways is offering […]

 
 

Funding Most Challenging For UAE Entrepreneurs

Funding Most Challenging For UAE Entrepreneurs

Financing still a top challenge for UAE SMEs in 2015   – Expatriates-owned startups accounts for 95% of UAE SME sector – Majority of UAE SMEs cites financing as one of the biggest challenges Despite government efforts to support SMEs in the UAE, financing is still a top challenge facing entrepreneurs, a […]

 
 

Celebrating Women in Entrepreneurship in the UAE

Celebrating Women in Entrepreneurship in the UAE

March 8th marks International Women’s Day. A day celebrating the accomplishments, achievements and the struggles that women have gone through. All around the world, this day represents an opportunity to honour women, while calling for greater equality. For the International Women’s Day, UAE based startup Helpling.ae has compiled a list of some notable […]

 
 

Top 2015 UAE Retail Banking Trends

Top 2015 UAE Retail Banking Trends

With ambitious plans to leverage the Emirates ID, a ubiquitous mobile wallet, and its state of the art 4G infrastructure, the UAE is well poised to achieving its objective of making Expo 2020 an event that showcases life in the 21st century. · In 2015 the digital banking trend is not […]

 
 

UAE – The Most Connected Country in the Middle East & North Africa

The latest Global Connectedness Index by DHL reveals the UAE as the most connected country in the Middle East & North Africa The UAE is ranked 12th out of 140 countries – jumping six places since 2013 The world’s economic center of gravity shifts eastward; emerging economies see bigger connectedness […]

 
 

Restaurant Leaders Share Why Investing in Restaurants is so Rewarding

Ahead of the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) – the premier event for restaurant investors, operators and franchisors, research was undertaken by the Forum’s organiser, Bench Events, to find out why investing in the restaurant sector is so rewarding. The main findings were that the restaurant industry has experienced significant […]

 
 

UAE and Germany prepare for MENA solar boom

UAE and Germany prepare for MENA solar boom

UAE in talks with Germany to help deploy renewable energy systems The UAE and Germany has entered into a dialogue to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy in light of recent solar cost breakthroughs. The inaugural meeting, held with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, […]

 
 

UAE turns into an economic power throughout 10 years

UAE turns into an economic power throughout 10 years

GDP rose from 314.81 billion dirhams to 1.54 trillion dirhams in the last 10 years A new report by “HotelandRest” stated that the United Arab Emirates, over the past ten years under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, has turned into a […]

 
 

Revealed: UAE’s Top Marketers on LinkedIn

Revealed: UAE’s Top Marketers on LinkedIn

The UAE’s Top Marketers on LinkedIn   Marketers in the UAE who are most engaged aren’t just the best connected or the most branded. They are significant assets to the brands that they work for and represent. They are also prolific contributors of information to their peers and network, sharing […]

 
 

MENA financial institutions in war against cyber crimes

MENA financial institutions in war against cyber crimes

The outgoing Year 2014 presented a major threat of cyber crimes including hacktivism and spread of western cyber issues to the financial institutions operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and future challenges keep haunting the bigwigs of the U.A.E. financial sector. The questions in the minds […]

 
 

Lockheed Martin’s new innovation facility in the UAE

Lockheed Martin’s new innovation facility in the UAE

Global security and aerospace leader Lockheed Martin celebrated the opening of a new innovation centre in Masdar City to explore innovation, advance security and help to achieve the UAE’s vision of building a strong resilient economy. The Centre for Innovation and Security Solutions (CISS) is the first of its kind outside […]

 
 

UAE among most dynamic countries: ITU report

UAE among most dynamic countries: ITU report

UAE jumped 14 places to the 32nd position, among countries with above-average ICT development index The International Telecommunication Union’s flagship annual Measuring the Information Society Report has identified the UAE among the group of ‘most dynamic countries’, which have recorded above-average improvements in their ICT Development Index (IDI) rank over […]

 
 

Child Abuse in UAE: 12% school children at risk

Child Abuse in UAE: 12% school children at risk

 More male children suffer abuse at school than female children The results of a field study conducted by the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC) on “Abuse against children in the UAE society” revealed that 123 out of every 1,000 children in school are exposed to abuse or violence, […]

 
 

Dubai-based Beehive launches region’s first P2P online lending platform for SMEs

Dubai-based Beehive launches region’s first P2P online lending platform for SMEs

Beehive to launch first peer-to-peer lending platform for SMEs in UAE Former Group CEO of Emirates NBDRick Pudner is part of the team set to transform lending in the UAE through the use of innovative peer-to-peer technology Dubai-based Beehive officially launched the region’s first peer-to-peer (P2P) online lending platform today, […]