Jafza creates platform for Free Zone companies to list on NASDAQ Dubai

Jafza is more than a physical location to set up business: Salma Hareb NASDAQ Dubai can help companies raise capital for growth: Hamed Ali Jafza, a pioneering Free Zone, announced today that Jafza-registered companies can now raise capital through the equity market to fund their growth, by listing on NASDAQ Dubai. Jafza has created a […]

3 Books for Businesses in Dubai You May Order Online

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Dubai has become an attractive place for starting a business for both Gulf citizens and international entrepreneurs due to the growth of a number of industry sectors, the good business environment and certain beneficial legal and fiscal conditions. No truly global corporation stays away from the booming region right now, and respectively business in Dubai […]

Some say Dubai residential property prices will rise 10-15% in 2014, but others doubt

Dubai Property Auction

The residential market in Dubai continues to grow with expected 10 to 15 percent rise in 2014, according to a recent report by HSBC Global Banking and Markets. Rental prices rose by 5.2 percent on annual basis so far in 2014. The big question is how well such increases are received by investors and and-users. Do […]

Dubai’s “Tourism Dirham” launches today, but some are not very happy

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The new fee, the so-called “tourism dirham”, which was announced by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) in January officially launches today, 31st March. It is introduced in order to support the new Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing body.

In Depth: What to expect from Dubai Expo 2020

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After winning over fierce competition from the cities of Sao Paolo, Yekaterinburg, and Izmir, Dubai was selected to host the World Expo 2020. This is the world’s largest exhibition of its kind and it is expected to attract tens of millions visitors to the UAE over the course of six months. But experts also predict […]

Lord of the Dance and Other Events This Weekend in Dubai


The wonderful Dubai Art Season is still running this weekend in Dubai with plenty of events, exhibitions and festivals on the way. But there are many other exciting things to do and see in Dubai, so if you are looking for something special this weekend, see our short list of this week’s events held around […]

A number of UAE residents see Expo 2020 as a game changer

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*According to a survey of over 1000 UAE residents by research company High level of interest amongst residents, businesses and investors Tourism, hospitality and real estate are the sectors to benefit most Growth expected in new businesses and employment opportunities There is a game changing shift in the mind-set of some UAE residents (nationals and […]

Passenger traffic through Dubai airports up by 11.7%

Dubai International Airport terminal 1 - Departures

For the seventh consecutive month, Dubai International recorded 11.7% passenger traffic growth this February, with estimated numbers reaching more than 5.5 million people. Compared to last year’s statistics for the same period, total aircraft movements have increased by 4%, or over 10,000 flights.

10 days school calendar extension applauded by parents in UAE

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The next academic year for all public and private schools in UAE, except for those having Indian and Pakistani curriculums, will be 10 days longer, according to a new education ministry’s decree. The extension was widely approved by parents, who point out that the current school year is too short and lots of important classes […]

Dubai Plans to Welcome a Million Cruise Tourists by 2020

Cruise Tourism Dubai

Dubai is known as the Middle East’s cruise hub. Over the last decade, the emirate’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has been promoting the city’s cruise tourism and efforts in this direction are reported to continue with an even bigger power. Moreover, the city’s new aim is to welcome 1 million cruise tourist […]