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% of online respondents agreed they spend more money during the Holy month, compared with 74% who agreed to […]

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 described as a giant leap for the Arab world.

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 water parks in the world. Although the unbearable heat in the summer, Dubai also appears […]

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 Bureau of Statistics.

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 consultancy’s perspective on the latest trends in the office, residential, retail and hotel sectors in the Dubai […]

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 Al Fitr holiday for Ministries and Federal Authorities will commence on Sunday, 27th of July, which corresponds with the […]