Dubai Real Estate Transactions Top AED 113bn in H1 of 2014


Dubai Land Department ( DLD ) has announced that the total amount of Dubai real estate transactions recorded in the emirate for the first six months of 2014 exceeded AED 113 billion. A financial report issued by the Real Estate Research and Studies … read more

2014 Ramadan Insights: Generosity, Shorter Working Days and Less Spending

The latest Ramadan consumer behaviour insights released by global market research company, YouGov, reveal a lower proportion of residents across the MENA region are spending more money during Ramadan in 2014 compared to last year. Specifically, 62% … read more

Giant Leap for Arab World: UAE Announces Mars Mission

Having reached the skies with the world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, the United Arab Emirates is now looking at the final frontier space. The country has announced plans for sending the first Muslim spaceship in history to Mars in 2021, a mission … read more

Dubai International Reopens after 80-Day Runway Closure

Dubai International Terminal 1

After an 80-day runway closure, Dubai International Airport reopened on Monday and is now working at its full capacity. Airlines are moving flights back to the airport, while the local Emirates is returning to its normal schedule, resuming all … read more

Dubai Water Parks among World’s Top 10


The summer season is already here, bringing lots of opportunities for fun along with the longer daylight hours and high temperatures. If you are looking for outdoor entertainment, you should look at the latest rankings for the best amusement and … read more

UAE Inflation Rose 2.2% in June


Consumer inflation in the United Arab Emirates rose 2.2% in June from the same period last year, due to the increasing food prices and the sharp rise in residential rents in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, according to latest figures from the UAE National … read more

Dubai consumer confidence remains at 143 points

Positive sentiment is running deeper among consumers in Dubai with personal finances improving and more people are willing to put their spare cash into savings and holidays, shows the quarterly consumer confidence survey conducted by the Department … read more

Dubai Real Estate Market Growth Rate Slows in Q2 of 2014

The Dubai real estate market maintained its positive performance in Q2 2014, according to Dubai Real Estate Overview issued by JLL, the world's leading real estate investment and advisory firm. The second quarter (Q2 2014) report provides the … read more

9 Days Eid Al Fitr Holiday for Government Employees


Under the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Hussein Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Director-General of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, today announced that the official Eid … read more

Eid Al Fitr holiday announced for private sector workers in UAE


The U.A.E. Ministry of Labour has declared that the Eid Al Fitr holiday for all private sector employees will begin on the first and second days of Shawwal, work will resume on the third day of Shawwal of the year 1435 AH. … read more