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07 Jan | Khaleej Times

UAE private sector growth hits 19-month high in Dec

The UAE’s non-oil private sector recorded a 19-month high growth in December 2012 and that marks a positive start for the country’s economy in 2013.
07 Jan | Khaleej Times

Investors upbeat on Dubai hotel industry outlook

Dubai is the best performing hotel market in the Middle East and North Africa region and is certainly the one to watch in 2013, according to Jones Lang LaSalle’s latest Hotel Investor Sentiment Survey....
05 Jan | Emirates 24|7

First five-star hotel on trunk of Palm Jumeirah opens

International residential and resort developer IFA Hotels & Resorts (IFA HR) announced the opening of its first hotel in Dubai – Fairmont The Palm....
30 Dec | Emirates 24|7

'Dubai tops Arab region as FDI destination'

Dubai ranked first followed by Abu Dhabi as a preferred investment destination, in most survey aspects, notably the immense financial and infrastructural potential both emirates enjoy, making them a suitable, if not a perfect, business environment, according to a study by Financial Times’ Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Research Unit....
30 Dec | Emirates 24|7

Nakheel awards Dh500m contract for Jumeirah Park Legacy villas

Nakheel, Dubai-based master developer, on Sunday awarded contract worth over Dh500 million to two contracting companies for development of 381 Legacy Villas in Jumeirah Park master community....
27 Dec | Emirates 24|7

UAE-HK trade hits Dh27.3 billion in first 10 months of 2012

Perry Fung, Regional Director, Middle East & Africa, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), recently visited Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) to explore possibilities to further strengthen trade ties between Hong Kong and the UAE through the free zone....
27 Dec | The National

Abu Dhabi's growth prospects give ADIB sukuk a boost

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank's (ADIB) debut perpetual sukuk have rallied since their sale last month on bets the lender is well positioned to capitalise on the emirate's economic upturn, even as debt of emerging market peers dropped....
26 Dec | Gulf News

Concourse A to create thousands of jobs

Dubai: Concourse A (Erstwhile known as Concourse 3), the world’s first purpose-built Airbus A380-dedicated facility of its kind, will help create a between 5,000 to 6,000 jobs when it opens within the next three months, officials say....
26 Dec | Emirates 24|7

Dubai’s 2011 GDP growth surges to 3.4%

An economic report issued on Wednesday shows that Dubai’s economy has recorded steady growth over the past two years with an increase in the GDP growth rate from 2.8 per cent in 2010 to 3.4 per cent in 2011 versus a contraction of 2.4 per cent in 2009....
14 Dec | Emirates 24|7

Trade surge proves Dubai's 'economic strength'

A surge in Dubai’s non-oil trade to a record high of more than Dh1 trillion in the first 10 months of 2012 proves the emirate has fully recovered from the global fiscal crisis and is now enjoying a strong economy, its Crown Prince has said....
11 Dec | Gulf News

Human capital core to UAE success

Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs, directed a call to the Arab world to believe in the youth capabilities in enhancing a sustainable economy.......
11 Dec | Gulf News

Khalifa Port set to open today

Facility and Khalifa Industrial Zone are expected to contribute 15% of the capital’s non-oil GDP by 2030......
11 Dec | Gulf News

UAE 'is a centre for creativity and innovation'

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, opened on Tuesday the third Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit-Entrepreneurial Ventures of Arabia (GES-EV) at the World Trade Centre in Dubai. Shaikh Mohammad also witnessed the signing of a number of scientific agreements....
01 Dec | Khaleej Times

Unprecedented achievements a unique model

The UAE celebrates its 41st National Day on December 2 with great zeal and fervour, while advancing steadfastly and confidently on its path for more prosperity, unprecedented development and achievements in all spheres of life......
25 Nov | Emirates 24|7

Dubai's new Mohammed Bin Rashid City: Largest mall in the world, park bigger than London's Hyde Park

UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced the establishment of a new city within Dubai, setting new benchmarks in urban development in the region......
24 Nov | Gulf News

UAE economy to reap oil windfall gains

Abu Dhabi: The UAE economy will benefit greatly from the high oil prices during 2012 although given the investment programmes and handout schemes which were announced during 2011, much of the money has already been earmarked for spending, say experts......
21 Nov | The National

Queue in line online for launch of Emaar villas in Dubai

Emaar plans to test improving Dubai property sentiment for a second time with plans to build more than 250 villas at Arabian Ranches.....
20 Nov | Gulf News

Monti calls for stronger UAE-Italy economic ties

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti considers the UAE as the top-most trading partner for his country in the Arab world, calling to boost the economic ties between the two countries....
18 Nov | Gulf News

Dubai plans to achieve 4.5% growth by 2015

Dubai: Despite the economic and political situation worldwide, the Dubai government plans to achieve a 4.5- 5 per cent growth by 2015, Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of the Development of Economic Department in Dubai, talked to Gulf News on the sidelines of the Summit on the Global Agenda....
18 Nov | Emirates 24|7

Mohammed reviews progress on UAE's bid to host World Expo 2020

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday attended a meeting to review the progress on UAE’s bid to host the World Expo 2020 at the Emirates Towers in Dubai....
13 Nov | The National

UAE economy on course for 4 per cent growth

The UAE's economy will grow by about 4 per cent this year, fuelled by government investment and a broadening mix in sources of income, Sultan Al Mansouri, the Minister of Economy, said yesterday....
12 Nov | Emirates 24|7

Mohammed attends 5th Global Agenda Summit

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attended the launch of the 5th Global Agenda Summit, held under his patronage, at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai on Monday...
07 Nov | Emirates 24|7

UAE better 'brand' abroad than US, Europe

A brand’s success always depends on its image. And countries are not different anymore. Trust is central to the image of a country abroad… and UAE is well aware of this fact and that’s why the Emirate enjoys...
07 Nov | Emirates 24|7

We are committed to constitution: Khalifa

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has emphasised the commitment that exists to maintain the constitution and to preserve rights and freedoms, these being the pillars of political work at all the institutions...
22 Oct | Gulf News

UAE jumps seven spots in global competitiveness ranking

Dubai: The UAE has moved up seven ranks in this year’s edition of The World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report 2013, moving from the 33rd to become 26th globally, making it one of only three countries in the Middle East and North Africa region that have had positive improvements in global competitiveness ranking...
22 Oct | Emirates 24|7

Mall of Emirates among most lucrative malls

It’s the number one shopping mall in the Middle East for sales per square foot...
22 Oct | Emirates 24|7

UAE controls quarter of Arab trade

The UAE maintained its position as the top Arab country in terms of commercial exchange which exceeded $490 billion in 2011, accounting for nearly a quarter of the region’s total trade, according to official data.Saudi Arabia, the world’s dominant oil exporter, came second while conflict-battered Iraq was ranked third, followed by Qatar and Kuwait....
21 Oct | Gulf News

UAE economy on growth path

Abu Dhabi: High oil prices accompanied with rise in oil output are keys for GCC economic growth and a means to avoid any effects of the Eurozone on their economies, experts told the Gulf News on Sunday....
20 Oct | Gulf News

UAE works hard for sustainable energy

Dubai: As one of the world’s largest oil producers, the UAE is doing everything but resting on its laurels when it comes to its ensuring future contributions to the global energy sector....
16 Oct | Emirates 24|7

Mohammed arrives in Kuwait for 1st Asian Cooperation Dialogue Summit

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, arrived in Kuwait on Monday evening heading the UAE delegation to participate in the 1st Asian Cooperation Dialogue Summit....
16 Oct | Emirates 24|7

UAE GDP to gain $17.8 bn in 2012

The UAE’s nominal gross domestic product is expected to gain nearly $17.8 billion in 2012 to allow it to remain the second largest Arab economy after Saudi Arabia....
02 Oct | Gulf News

Meydan attracts Dh15b investment

Dubai: Meydan City Corporation, which has invested Dh10 billion in developing the Meydan Racecourse District within the master-planned development and in associated infrastructure,...
30 Sep | Emirates 24|7

Dubai sees 7% rise in FDI inflow in H1 2012

Dubai attracted Dh16.5 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) during the first six months of 2012, according to statistics compiled by Dubai FDI, the foreign investment office in the emirate’s Department of Economic Development (DED).
27 Sep | Emirates 24|7

Dubai sees 5-7% investment rise

Foreign capital flow into Dubai, the region’s business hub, is expected to rise by 5-8 per cent to nearly Dh27 billion in 2012 from
24 Sep |

UAE Investment Map project strengthened by strategic business partnership

Dar Al Tawasel Est. has announced the partnership with Bank of Sharjah and the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group to support the growth and success of the UAE Investment Map (UAEIM) project.
22 Sep | Gulf News

UAE gears up for mega energy conference

Dubai: The UAE will play host to dozens of heads of state, scores of national energy ministers and hundreds of top leaders from the energy industry as it gears up to hold the World Energy Forum in Dubai next month to build a roadmap towards cleaner, safer and more sustainable energy that can benefit all nations and people....
17 Sep | Emirates 24|7

MAF records strong H1 growth

Majid Al Futtaim Holding LLC, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa,‎ has posted strong growth in the first half of this year.
16 Sep | Emirates 24|7

Emaar unveils 2nd tallest tower in Downtown Dubai

Emaar Properties, Dubai-based developer, on Sunday unveiled The Address The BVLD serviced residences, a 340 metre tower, which is the second tallest in Downtown Dubai after iconic Burj Khalifa.
16 Sep | Gulf News

Al Qasba hosted 1.3m visitors in first half

Sharjah: Al Qasba, the premier tourist, leisure and cultural destination in the emirate of Sharjah and the region, attracted 1,376,676 visitors in the first half of 2012, according to the findings of Al Qasba Development Authority.
15 Sep | Gulf News

Ajman Crown Prince signs tourism decree

Ajman: Shaikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman in his capacity as the Chairman of the Executive Council of Ajman, ratified the organisational structure of the Department of Tourism Development.
10 Sep | Emirates 24|7

Mohammed approves Government Summit

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has announced the launch of the first Government Summit to be held on February 11-12.
10 Sep | Gulf News

Central Bank estimates UAE 2012 GDP growth to top 3.5%

Abu Dhabi The UAE’s economic growth this year may better the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) gross domestic product (GDP) growth estimates of 3.5 per cent for the country, the Central Bank said yesterday in its first-ever Financial Stability Review.
10 Sep | Gulf News

UAE-China trade grows fivefold over last 10 years

Abu Dhabi: Trade between the UAE and China has increased fivefold over the past 10 years with a growth rate of 395 per cent — $15.6 billion (Dh57.3 billion) in 2012 from $3.12 billion in 2002. During this period, both countries achieved steady economic growth that was capable of overcoming the ramifications of the slowing global economy.
5 Sep | Gulf News

UAE jumps in global ranking

Dubai: The UAE became the only Arab country to be included in the Global Economics driven by Innovation – the third and the most advanced stage of competitiveness in the Global Competitiveness Report 2012-13 released by the World Economic Forum on Wednesday.
4 Sep | Gulf News

Emirates contributes $596m to the Indian economy: Study

Dubai: Emirates has contributed $596 million (Dh2.19 billion) to the Indian economy, according to a new study by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), the airline said in a statement on Tuesday.
4 Sep | Emirates 24|7

UAE home finance at Dh8bn Prices of properties financed by Tamweel jump 15%

The UAE-based home finance provider Tamweel said on Tuesday that the sale prices of properties finance within its portfolio increased 10-15 per cent in the first half of this year in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with biggest rise seen in mature and completed developments.
3 Sep | Emirates 24|7

Abu Dhabi to meet 2012 hotel guest target Emirate welcomed 1.37m guests in 7 months

The emirate of Abu Dhabi has welcomed 1.37 million hotel guests between January and July showing an increase of 11 per cent over the corresponding seven month period last year and remains well-placed to meet its annual target of 2.3 million.
3 Sep | Emirates 24|7

DP World, PCFC Security Department sign deal

DP World has signed a partnership agreement with Ports, Customs &'Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) Security Department to strengthen and provide greater strategic depth and efficiency to security operations at its port facilities in Dubai.
3 Sep | Emirates 24|7

Barclays sees Middle East driving investment bank

The Middle East will be an important growth area in coming years for investment banks, including Barclays, as local wealth funds put their oil dollars to work buying European assets, a senior executive at the British bank said.
1 Sep | Gulf News

Dh26.5 billion Khalifa Port starts service

Abu Dhabi: Commercial activities started at Terminal One of Khalifa Port on Saturday, making it the first semi-automated port in the Mena region.
1 Sep | Gulf News

Yas Waterworld in final stage of development

Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi is set to become the fifth water theme park in the UAE after Wild Wadi, Aquaventure (Atlantis), Dreamland Aquapark in Umm Al Quwain and Iceland Water Park in Ras Al Khaimah.
01 Sep| GulfNews

Yas Waterworld in final stage of development

Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi is set to become the fifth water theme park in the UAE after Wild Wadi, Aquaventure (Atlantis), Dreamland Aquapark in Umm Al Quwain and Iceland Water Park in Ras Al Khaimah.....
01 Sep| GulfNews

Dh26.5 billion Khalifa Port starts service

MSC Bari, one of the largest and newest ships in the world, at the Khalifa Port in Taweela as Abu Dhabi Ports company (ADPC) begins the process of relocating containers.....
27 Aug | Emirates 24|7

Mohammed crowned 2012 FEI World Endurance Championship winner

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was crowned winner of the 2012 FEI World Endurance Championship for the Individual and Team categories during today’s honouring ceremony at Euston Park in Suffolk, UK.....
27 Aug | Emirates 24|7

UAE GDP to pick up in 2012 GCC will record high growth but other Arab economies

The UAE’s real economy expanded by around 3.2 per cent in 2011 mainly because of higher oil prices and production and is projected to pick up by about 3.5 per cent in 2012, according to a UN group.....
26 Aug | Emirates 24|7

Dodsal wins $450m pipeline deal. Abu Dhabi project involves building two gas pipelines

The UAE’s Dodsal Group has won an estimated $450 million contract to build two pipelines from a gas processing plant south west of Abu Dhabi to industrial users to the north east of the capital, two sources said on Sunday....
23 Aug | Emirates 24|7

Dubai voted 13th most important city in the world

Dubai has been voted as the 13th most important global city and the eight fastest growing city in importance for high net worth individuals (HNWIs) by Knight Frank and Citi Private Bank....
23 Aug | Emirates 24|7

UAE tops Arabs in overseas acquisition

The UAE emerged as the largest Arab investor in cross-border acquisitions in 2011, pumping nearly $5.7 billion into such sectors to bring the total acquisition value to more than $70 billion over the past seven years....
14 Aug | Emirates 24|7

91 per cent of citizens happy with life in the UAE: survey

UAE citizens believe they enjoy a better quality of life than most of their counterparts in Europe, according to Steve Hamilton-Clark, CEO of TNS MENA, a custom market research organisation. CC 2020: Time to Shift Gears”....
14 Aug | Emirates 24|7

Dubai business confidence grows DED's Business Confidence Index at 106 points

Stronger optimism among exporters, manufacturers and a number of retailers gearing for busier days ahead are the highlights of the latest quarterly business survey conducted by the Department of Economic Development (DED) in late June 2012....
14 Aug | Emirates 24|7

Public-private partnerships vital in GCC. GCC nations to spend over half a trillion dollars aiming to promote the growth of the private sector

Dubai: The six Gulf countries that have historically been investing state funds generated from huge oil windfalls in infrastructure and development projects, could take advantage of the presence of a more mature private sector by forging partnerships in executing infrastructure projects....
13 Aug | Emirates 24|7

Khalifa Port set to open on Sept.1. Khalifa Port Container Terminal will be first semi-automated in Mena

In preparation for the September 1, 2012 operational opening of the Khalifa Port Container Terminal, Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) and Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) held a half-day seminar that shared the ....
13 Aug | Emirates 24|7

Speedy investment hits Dh115m

Speedy International Asset Services Equipment Rental continues to invest in its Middle East operations with its current investment in the region now totalling Dh115 million since inception in January 2010....
13 Aug | Emirates 24|7

Over 900 firms taking part in Index

More than 900 companies will be present at the 22nd annual Index International Design Exhibition, the Middle East and North Africa’s largest and longest established interiors and design exhibition, the organiser said....
12 Aug | Emirates 24|7

Healthy demand for Palm plots

'Healthy demand for Palm plots' Nakheel sells prime plot on the Trunk for Dh400m....
19 July | Gulf News

Dubai on strong economic footing: Merrill Lynch

Dubai: Dubai’s diversification model has right mix to re-accelerate growth, said Bank of America Merrill Lynch in a report entitled “GCC 2020: Time to Shift Gears”....
18 July | Zawya

Dar Al Tawasel predicts increased business opportunities across the UAE

Dar Al Tawasel, one of the leading business logistics and consultancy companies in the UAE, predicts an upturn in the next six months in terms of the creation of business opportunities across the region....
18 July | Emirates 24|7

Dubai to outperform growth projections: BofA

Dubai’s superior infrastructure investment and robust population growth have established solid foundations for its economic trajectory, according to a new medium-term outlook BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research Report ‘GCC 2020: Time to Shift Gears’....
17 July | Gulf News

Dubai Trade collects Dh1 billion via Rosoom

Dubai: A total of one billion dirhams has been collected and more than one million transactions from the trading community have been conducted via Rosoom, the electronic payment gateway of Dubai Trade, the leading cross-border trade facilitator under Dubai World....
17 July | Emirates 24|7

UAE among the world’s Top 10 confident nations… again

UAE consumers remain upbeat and helped the country retain its spot among the world’s top 10 most confident nations even as overall global consumer confidence slipped in the second quarter of this year,...
16 July | Emirates 24|7

Dubai hotel room rates increase to $932

Occupancy rates across Dubai hotels increased by four percentage points in the first five months of 2012 over the same period last year, reaching 83 per cent, while revenue per available room (RevPAR) gained 13 per cent to touch Dh778.04 in the same period....
16 July | Emirates 24|7

UAE's Habshan-Fujairah oil pipeline launched

The 1.8 million-barrel-per day Abu Dhabi crude oil pipeline that runs from Habshan oilfield in Abu Dhabi to Fujairah to export oil without passing through the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday was inaugurated by Minister of Energy Mohammed bin Dhaen Al Hamili....
04 Jul | Gulf News

The UAE Investment Map sets strategic direction for foreign investments to the UAE: Al Mansoori

His Excellency Engineer Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of economy, said the UAE Investment Map, which will officially be launched in November 2011, will set the strategic direction of investments in the country.
08 July | Emirates 24|7

ME equity capital markets at $5bn

Middle East equity capital markets issuance reached $4 billion during the second quarter of 2012, nearly four times the value seen during the previous quarter, Thomson Reuters said in its 2012 investment banking analysis for the Middle East region....
07 July | Emirates 24|7

UAE FDI inflow surges to $7.6bn in 2011

Capital flow into the UAE surged by nearly 40 per cent to more than $seven billion in 2011 despite a sharp decline in most other Arab countries because of political unrest and global downturn, according to the UN.....
26 June | Emirates 24|7

Nestlé plans Dh500m unit in Dubai

Nestlé Middle East will build a Dh500 million manufacturing facility for nutrition, culinary and coffee products in Dubai World Central (DWC) spread over 175,000 square metres, said a press statement today....
26 June | Gulfnews

UAE and Russia discuss coordination between satellite networks in Geneva

Dubai: The UAE and Russian Federation held a Frequency Coordination Meeting for satellite networks to discuss matters related to resolution of interference between the satellite networks of the two countries....
26 June | Emirates 24|7

Dubai's foreign trade at Dh298bn

Dubai's non-oil foreign trade grew 6.6 per cent during the first quarter of 2012, amounting to over Dh298.1 billion compared to Dh279.7 billion achieved in the first quarter of last year, according to latest statistics released by Dubai Customs.....
25 June | Emirates 24|7

Dubai issues licence to 1,542 new firms

The number of trade licenses issued by the Department of Economic Development (DED) in May 2012 reached 1,542, an increase of 14 per cent over the same period in 2011....
20 June | MENAFN

UAE- Shurooq hosts delegations from Malaysia and Hong Kong

(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) hosted recently two Far Eastern trade delegations from Malaysia and Hong Kong....
16 June | MENAFN

Al Mansouri invites Spanish businesses to invest in UAE

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) UAE Economy Minister Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri has showcased the economic fundamentals and features of the investment environment of the UAE in front of Spanish officials on the sidelines of his visit to Barcelona....
12 June | Reuters

UAE shakes up share ownership rules

(Reuters) - Stock ownership rules in the United Arab Emirates have been overhauled to boost transparency in the Gulf Arab state's two stock markets and lead to better disclosure during takeovers....
11 June | oilreview

Tanzania seeking UAE investment to boost oil and gas exploration

Tanzania has invited investors from the United Arab Emirates to pump funds into oil and gas exploration in the country...
11 June | Emirates 24|7

Fujairah FZ gets Dh225m unit - Said to be largest textile factory in Gulf and Middle East

His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, opened a factory of United Textiles, which is said to be the largest of its kind in the Gulf and the Middle East, in the emirate’s free zone on Monday....
11 June | Gulf News

Economic plan in line with UAE Vision 2021 - Goal to boost the economy’s immunity

Dubai The Dubai Executive Council yesterday approved the mid-term economic plan for the emirate of Dubai for 2012-2015 during a meeting held at Emirates Towers. The economic plan’s goals are in line with that of the Federal...
11 June | Gulf News

Du to offer the UAE’s fastest 4G broadband from next month

Dubai: Du has announced it will begin offering a 4G long term evolution (LTE) service from next month, the fastest available in the UAE, according to its chief commercial officer Farid Faraidooni....
11 June | Emirates 24|7

UAE swings into $11bn fiscal surplus in 2011: IMF

The United Arab Emirates' public finances swung into a surplus of 2.9 per cent of economic output in 2011 after two years of deficits as robust oil income offset an increase in government spending...
07 June | MENAFN

UAE- Shurooq hosts delegations from Malaysia and Hong Kong

(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) hosted recently two Far Eastern trade delegations from Malaysia and Hong Kong....
05 June | Emirates 24|7

Business activity at 11-month high, UAE Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 53.8 points in May.

Growth in business activity in the United Arab Emirates' non-oil private sector edged up to an 11-month high in May, a purchasing managers' survey showed on Tuesday....
03 June | Emirates 24|7

RAK growth at 8% last year, Developing tourism and non-oil sector to boost economy

Ras Al Khaimah is taking measures to spur growth by developing tourism and other non-oil sector and believes it will benefit from tourism expansion in any other emirate, its ruler was quoted on Sunday as saying....
03 June | Emirates 24|7

Emaar joins initiative on stalled projects

The total number of companies joining Dubai Land Department’s (DLD) Tanmia initiative touched 13 with the latest entrant being Emaar Properties, a publicly-listed company....
01 June | Gulf News

New law allows investors to void contracts

Dubai: Real estate investors will be given the right to annul their contracts and get all their money back if developers violate the terms and condition, according to the latest draft of Real Estate Investor Protection Law. ...
23 May | Gulf News

Mideast needs more hospitals, schools

Abu Dhabi: Construction activities in healthcare and education will spur many projects in the GCC and Middle East, industry officials say. ...
22 May | MENAFN

UAE- SWFs investing locally

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Major sovereign governments and sovereign wealth funds, or SWFs, in the Middle East are investing less globally than they have in the three years, giving preference to spend locally in the wake of the Arab Spring,..
14 May | Gulf News

Public sector's role in nation's success hailed at awards ceremony

Abu Dhabi: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minster of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said that excellence of government services delivery is integral to the UAE's prominences....
14 May | Gulf News

Business Bay canal gets the go-ahead

Dubai: The Business Bay canal will be completed and connected to the sea as the Dubai Municipality takes up the project that is expected to be finished within two years....
13 May | Emirates 24|7

Dubai surges on with three new mega projects

Hussain Nassir Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, has announced three prestigious projects approved by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Chairman of...
03 May | The National

The UAE inspires us, young Arabs say

They worry more about finding a job than any lack of democracy, while a roof over their head is as much a priority as free and fair elections. Above all, when they look for a country where they would most like to live, they see the UAE...
03 May | Emirates 24|7

Designs of the new Trans-UAE train revealed

A UAE company set up to oversee a multi-billion dollar project to construct the country’s first inter-emirate rail network has revealed the final designs of the train, which will have a grey body marked with a red line in the middle...
02 May | Emirates 24|7

Dubai Trade in Dh148bn savings

The time-saving efficiency of e-services developed by Dubai Trade, the leading trade facilitator under Dubai World, is leading to billions of dollars in annual savings for the public sector and numerous benefits for traders and the economy as a whole, according to a recent,..
22 April | The National

General Holding plans Dh6bn expansion for industry sector

A Dh6 billion (US$1.6bn) expansion plan is expected to drive Abu Dhabi's manufacturing ambitions as General Holding Corporation (GHC), the industrial investment arm of the emirate's Government, announces Dh1.5bn of...
22 April | The National

Greater Arab role needed at IMF, says UAE official

More Arabs are needed at the IMF to give the international lender credibility with member states from the region, the UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs said yesterday
04 April | emirates247

UAE among world’s top 20 happiest nations

UAE residents happer than people in Germany, Singapore, Japan, France and UK, The UAE is among the world’s top 20 happiest countries in the world, according to the UN's survey released on Tuesday.
04 April | emirates247

UAE GDP to climb to $358 bn in 2012 - GCC economy to hit record high of $1.46 trn and achieve 4.6% real growth

The UAE’s GDP will climb to its highest level of around $385 billion in current prices in 2012 to maintain its position as the largest Arab economy after Saudi Arabia, regional data showed on Wednesday.
03 April | emirates247

Sheikh Mohammed receives ambassadors of Finland, Djibouti and Germany

Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today received at Zabeel Palace the new ambassadors of Finland, Djibouti and Germany who called on him to mark the beginning of their tenure in the state.
03 April | emirates247

Nakheel sells 21 Palm townhouses on day one of sales - Completion of Palma Residences by end-2013; title deed on payment of 40%

Nakheel sold 21 townhouses for a total of Dh159 million in Palma Residences, Palm Jumeirah, on day one (Monday) of sales, the company’s Chairman told Emirates 24|7.
03 April | Gulf News

Oil windfall poised to boost Gulf economies - UAE GDP forecast to expand by 3.4% this year

If the forecasts by leading economists are to be believed, the Gulf countries are headed for a new economic boom, largely driven by the oil windfall.
03 April | The National

Khalifa Port takes delivery of final cranes.

The second and final batch of container cranes for the new Khalifa Port were delivered to the Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) at the weekend.
29 Mar | Emirates 24 | 7

Super rich vote Dubai among key global property markets

A new report puts Dubai as the 13th most important city in the world for the ultra-wealthy, and eighth in terms of growing in importance to the high net worth individuals (HNWIs).
14 Mar | Gulf News

UAE aims to attract $100b investment in clean energy

Dubai: The UAE government wants to attract $100 billion (Dh367 billion) worth of investment in alternative and sustainable energy projects by 2020.
14 Mar | Gulf News

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