Fifth HKTDC Lifestyle Expo in Dubai Opens Monday

The fifth Lifestyle Expo in Dubai will take place from 25-26 September at the Hyatt Regency Dubai, connecting Hong Kong and Chinese mainland suppliers...

ASEAN Market Now More Accessible than European Union, United States

Increased integration into the global economy of the economies that comprise the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has made the region a more...

Dubai to implement duty on jewelry from 1st Jan 2017

Dubai is set to implement duty on jewelry at 5% from which will come in to effect from 1st Jan 2017. The duty imposed...

Dubai SME and aswaaq launch new retail franchise to support entrepreneurs

Dubai SME, the agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, and...

Leading Trade Fairs in Autumn Announced

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) announced today that ten international trade fairs in autumn covering watches and clocks, fashion, electronics products, building...

Jafza registers 8% growth in companies on annual basis

Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the flagship free zone entity of Dubai and the trade and logistics hub for the wider Middle East region,...

2016 Global trade forecast revised downward

The World Trade Organization on Thursday, April 7, revised its 2016 global trade forecast downward by more than one percentage point, warning that a...

Dubai’s non-oil foreign trade hits Dhs1.283 trillion in 2015

Dubai’s and the UAE’s economic diversification strategies are achieving their objectives, which reflect the country’s economic resilience and its ability to adapt to fluctuations...

Dubai Wholesale City to become the largest trade hub worldwide

The largest global wholesale hub launched today in the UAE, Dubai Wholesale City, is set to span over 550 million sq. feet, with an...

Re-introduction of Iran to global supply chains a mixed blessing for...

Supply chain risk in MENA continued to hover at historically high levels in Q4 2015, with Iran’s imminent re-introduction to global supply chains encouraging...

Emirates SkyCargo to Establish a Second Trade Lane with Iran

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is set to increase its cargo capacity to Iran, when Emirates begins its five daily non-stop flights...

UAE best positioned to enjoy potential upside in Iranian trade volumes

Iran has been subject to sanctions since the Islamic Revolution in 1979 and its 36-year isolation may be soon coming to an end. Therefore,...

Dubai is the gateway to wider the Middle East region

Ibrahim Mohamed Aljanahi, Deputy CEO of Jafza, the UAE’s flagship free zone entity, reiterated the strategic importance of Dubai as the hub to access...

Expo 2020 Dubai launches new procurement portal

Expo 2020 Dubai has announced the launch of the Expo 2020 eSourcing portal, an online procurement system that will link all Expo related procurement...

UAE Business Activity Reaches All-Time High

UAE business activity in non-oil private sector has increased, hitting an all-time high this October, shows the latest HSBC UAE Purchasing Managers’ Index. The...

UAE – a serious and promising partner for Russia

The United Arab Emirates is a serious and promising partner for Russia in the Gulf region, with the two having outstanding ties of friendship...

Dubai electronics trade registers 30 percent growth

Dubai electronics trade increased by 30 percent, hitting AED 136 billion, as compared to AED 104 billion for the same period in 2012.

Dubai Exports facilitates five billion dirhams worth of exports

Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of the Department of Economic Development in Dubai, has closed a highly successful year, facilitating five billion dirhams...