Dubai Tops World in Tourist Spending Again

Dubai Tops World in Tourist Spending Again

$MA Dubai leads Mastercard’s index that measures per person per day spending New statistics released from Mastercard (NYSE:MA) reveal visitors on average spend more per day in Dubai than anywhere else. The data from Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index (GDCI) shows visitors spent an average of $553 per person per day in the emirate, far […]

UAE to Become Marriott’s Largest MENA Market on Starwood Deal

UAE to Become Marriott’s Largest MENA Market on Starwood Deal

UAE to Become Marriott’s Largest MENA Market on Starwood Deal $MAR Marriott will become the “number one hospitality operator for Expo 2020,” according to MEA president Alex Kyriakidis The UAE will be newly enlarged Marriott International’s (NYSE:MAR) largest MENA market by 2020 following the merger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Speaking at a conference in […]

Dubai Expo 2020 to Allocate $1.36-B of Contracts to SMEs

Dubai Expo 2020 to Allocate $1.36-B of Contracts to SMEs

Dubai Expo 2020 to Allocate $1.36-B of Contracts to SMEs Opportunities for SME participation extend beyond the physical expo site and six-month duration of the event, according to Expo 2020 Dubai has announced that 20% of direct and indirect spending on the Expo 2020 event will be allocated to small and medium enterprises. Under the […]

Dubai Police Plan to use Robots and Artificial Intelligence by 2020

Dubai Police Plan to use Robots and Artificial Intelligence by 2020

Dubai Police Plan to use Robots and Artificial Intelligence by 2020 $IBM, $GOOGL The Emirate’s police force is exploring the use of robots to perform basic policing functions Dubai Police Smart Department General Director Colonel Khalid Razooqi as saying robots could do the work of a police officer on the ground in some situations. “We […]

Dubai’s Expo 2020 Masterplan

Dubai’s Expo 2020 Masterplan

Dubai’s Expo 2020 Masterplan The 438-hectare site in Jebel Ali will be divided into several sections The Masterplan of the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai was revealed last week at the Arab Media Forum, explaining the overall structure of the massive site. The exhibition area within the 438-hectare site in Jebel Ali will include a 2 […]

Dubai Headed to a Period of Accelerated Growth

Dubai Headed to a Period of Accelerated Growth

Dubai Headed to a Period of Accelerated Growth Dubai is weathering the Crude Oil-led economic slowdown afflicting its GCC neighbors and will enter a period of “rapid acceleration” in the buildup to the Expo 2020 trade fair, the International Monetary Fund says. Speaking to the media, the IMF’s mission chief for the UAE, Zeine Zeidane, […]