Bahrain is the Top Middle East Destination for Expats

Bahrain is the Top Middle East Destination for Expats

Latest InterNations Expat Insider Survey of 64 different countries also ranks Kuwait last Bahrain is once again the best destination in the Middle East for expats, according to a new survey. However. It has fallen from its ranking as 1st in the world. According to the latest InterNations Expat Insider Survey of 64 different countries, […]

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 […]

Tracking Africa’s Billions of Dollars in Smuggled Gold

Tracking Africa’s Billions of Dollars in Smuggled Gold

$XAU The high prices are luring Africans into prospecting for gold.  Billions of dollars’ worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates(UAE) a gateway to markets in Europe, the United States and beyond. Customs data shows that the UAE imported $15.1-B worth of gold from Africa in […]

UAE Energy Through Nuclear – Unit 3 Transformers Powered

UAE Energy Through Nuclear – Unit 3 Transformers Powered

Main Power Transformer and Gas Insulated Bus (GIB) safely and successfully energized at Unit 3 allowing the beginning of preparations for Hot Functional Test The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has achieved another milestone in the construction of Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, being built at the Al Dhafra region of Abu […]

UAE Looks To Change The Norm Of The Education System

UAE Looks To Change The Norm Of The Education System

Members of the National Biosecurity Committee have recommended including educational materials on biosecurity into the curricula of universities and higher education institutes. The recommendation came during the Committee’s second meeting for 2019, during which discussions were held on preparations for the UAE’s fourth Biosecurity Conference. The conference, scheduled to take place in Dubai on 28th […]

Qatar Construction Increases With Permit Issuance Up 51%

Qatar Construction Increases With Permit Issuance Up 51%

The Planning and Statistics Authority’s recently released data shows 51% general increase in July 2019 in number of building permits issued when compared to June this year.     The Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) published the fifty-fifth issue of the monthly statistics of Building Permits and Building Completion certificates issued by all municipalities of the […]

UAE Raise Tax 50% For Unhealthy Lifestyle Choices

UAE Raise Tax 50% For Unhealthy Lifestyle Choices

Sweetened beverages, sugary drinks and electronic smoking devices will be added into a list of excise taxable products by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Effective January 1st of next year, the move will be cutting the use of harmful products and adjust the behaviors of clients, a cabinet general secretariat statement assured. The UAE is […]

UAE Gathers To Talk Finance Future

UAE Gathers To Talk Finance Future

The International Banking Conference due on September 23 is chiefly intended to yield a comprehensive view of the industry’s future and enrich dialogue with progressive and profound ideas, said Kuwait’s top governor.The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) is keen on securing the participation of experts in different aspects and fields of banking and finance, CBK […]

UAE’s Year Of Tolerance Sparks Global Initiatives

UAE’s Year Of Tolerance Sparks Global Initiatives

The Year of Tolerance in the UAE has gained both local and international significance, due to the launch of initiatives that aim to support the country’s long-term efforts to promote tolerance around the world, in coordination with relevant international bodies. In this report, the Emirates News Agency, WAM, highlights the UAE’s key local and global […]

Dubai Climbs To Become Most Visited Global Destination

Dubai Climbs To Become Most Visited Global Destination

Dubai welcomed 8.36 million international overnight visitors in the first six months (January-June) of 2019, posting a positive three percent in tourism volume growth compared to the same period last year, according to the latest data released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai Tourism. The new figures reinforce the continued strength of […]

Al Bait Sharjah Sets Sustainable Course from Grand Opening

Al Bait Sharjah Sets Sustainable Course from Grand Opening

Leave it to a country that’s actually named one of its residential communities The Sustainable City to also produce a resort where the salon uses only organic ingredients in its nail treatments. Still in its first year of operation, the Al Bait Sharjah has come out of the gate with a sustainability strategy that’s banished […]

Summer All of the Time

Summer All of the Time

All during the year, temperatures can fluctuate with regularity. The Big Q: Are there places untouched by the highs and lows of weather? The Big A: Yes. Check out these Sunny destinations where it is Summer all of the time. Costa Rica With an average low temperature of around 78° F (26° C), Costa Rica […]

“Iran did it, it cannot cover its tracks”

“Iran did it, it cannot cover its tracks”

$OIL, $USO The United Arab Emirates’ Top diplomat says evidence his country possesses indicates that recent attacks against Crude Oil tankers inside UAE waters were “state-sponsored.” Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan did not name the state, but said his country wants to work with other nations to prevent a further escalation of […]

Dubai’s Global Village Received a Record 7-M Visitors Global Village in its 23rd Season

Dubai’s Global Village Received a Record 7-M Visitors Global Village in its 23rd Season

By Aarti Nagraj Dubai’s Global Village recorded its “biggest-ever” season, receiving more than 7 million visitors during its 166 days in operation, it revealed this week The figure marks an increase of 16% over the prior season, a statement said. Here it is in pictures! The cultural destination, which closed on 13 April for the […]

Dubai’s Newest Big Tourist Attraction: Al Marmoom

Dubai’s Newest Big Tourist Attraction: Al Marmoom

FLASH: This massive desert conservation project covers 10% of Dubai’s total area. With massive desert landscapes as well as huge stretches of man-made lakes, the Al Marmoom conservation reserve in Dubai is now being touted as the emirate’s next big tourism destination. Unveiled last year by the UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister and Dubai’s […]

Dubai World Cup Carnival Heats Up

Dubai World Cup Carnival Heats Up

• · DUBAI WORLD CUP: Dabster In, Gift Box Out • · DUBAI TURF: Almond Eye Sharpens Focus • · DUBAI GOLDEN SHAHEEN: Promises Fulfilled into the Fray • · AL QUOZ SPRINT: Brave Smash a Serious Player DABSTER IN, GIFT BOX OUT With shipping protocols and other such logistics coming into play, the world’s […]

Abu Dhabi’s Presidential Palace Now Open to the Public

Abu Dhabi’s Presidential Palace Now Open to the Public

Qasr Al Watan, a new monument located inside the palace, was inaugurated on Sunday New pictures of Qasr Al Watan, a new monument inside Abu Dhabi’s Presidential Palace, which opens to the public on Monday, 11 March, have now been revealed by the UAE’s leaders. The country’s Vice President and Prime Minister and Dubai’s ruler […]

The Quintessential Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) ‘Mancave’

The Quintessential Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) ‘Mancave’

$RACE The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is very well regarded for its glitzy nightlife and luxury shopping, yet it can now lay claim to something really exciting, at least for people like me. Dubai may be home to the greatest architecture of the modern age including the world’s tallest chocolate sculpture, but tucked away out […]

2019 Dubai World Cup Day Nominations

2019 Dubai World Cup Day Nominations

A host of global Thoroughbred racing stars have been nominated for the Dubai World Cup card at Meydan Racecourse. Created in 1996 as part of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai’s a long-term vision for racing, the nine-race meeting is scheduled […]

New Years Eve Fireworks From Around the World

New Years Eve Fireworks From Around the World

Fireworks are with us a many major events world wide, they signify excitement and celebration. Here are some of the world’s best fireworks displays going off on New Year’s Eve. Reykjavík, Iceland For Midnight Fireworks You will hardly notice the cold or the just 5 hours of daylight when you celebrate with new friends and […]

Sacred Sites from Around the World

Sacred Sites from Around the World

Sacred Sites from Around the World Are you are fascinated by spirituality, history, or  just curious, sacred sites are appealing to travelers from all over the world. Throughout history, people across all religions and belief systems have erected structures to honor the higher powers. From isolated monasteries to heraldic statues to architectural masterpieces, these spectacular […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) “Has not had a dominant car in 2018”

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) “Has not had a dominant car in 2018”

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) “Has not had a dominant car in 2018” $RACE Seb Vettel says 2018 could be his hardest F1 season ever Ferari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel’s hopes of landing this year’s world championship finished at Mexico last weekend when Lewis Hamilton’s 4th placed finish was enough for him to win the title. Ferrari did enjoy […]

President Trump ‘forging’ an Arab NATO to Confront Iran

President Trump ‘forging’ an Arab NATO to Confront Iran

President Trump ‘forging’ an Arab NATO to Confront Iran The Trump Administration is quietly pushing ahead with a bid to create a new security and political alliance with 6 Gulf Arab states, Egypt and Jordan, in part to counter Iran’s expansion in the region, according to US and Arab officials. The White House wants to […]

Dubai World Cup prize money to $35 million

Dubai World Cup prize money to $35 million

Dubai World Cup prize money to $35 million On March 30, 2019, the Dubai World Cup meeting is set to enhance its status as the world’s richest day of horseracing. Total purses for the card, which will feature six Group 1 and three Group 2 fixtures, will increase from US $30 million to $35 million. […]

Five Luxury ‘Staycations’ in the UAE

Five Luxury ‘Staycations’ in the UAE

Five Luxury ‘Staycations’ in the UAE For long weekends, the places to go. Book yourself into one of these 5 hotels in the UAE. Kingfisher Lodge (pictured above) The eco-friendly lodge located in Sharjah near the Omani border has 25 luxury tents, each with their own swimming pool. There is another tent that has been […]

The GCC is Seeing a Resurgence in Real Estate

The GCC is Seeing a Resurgence in Real Estate

The GCC is Seeing a Resurgence in Real Estate $JLL With diversification plans taking shape, 10–year visas on the horizon and Crude Oil prices holding firm, investor sentiment has increased again in the GCC’s property market The resilience of the GCC’s real estate market has proven itself yet again this year, having weathered several stifling […]

China UAE Trade to Explode

China UAE Trade to Explode

The UAE and China have agreed to enhance cooperation in all fields to higher levels and forge overall strategic partnerships, which would contribute to cementing and intensifying cooperation, boost joint development and prosperity, which is consistent with the common interest of both countries and their peoples. The two countries in a joint statement issued today […]

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to Allow Passengers to Take Supercars on Holiday

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to Allow Passengers to Take Supercars on Holiday

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to Allow Passengers to Take Supercars on Holiday Fly your Supercar from the UAE to destinations around the world, courtesy Etihad’s new FlightValet service Foreign Summer vacations, for most, involve a fair bit of driving. For the hoi polloi, that means looking up car rental rates and booking that pocket-friendly hatchback. But […]

Dubai Leads World on Cryptocurrency Development

Dubai Leads World on Cryptocurrency Development

Dubai Leads World on Cryptocurrency Development Dubai International Digital Asset Exchange, or DBEX, today announced the completion of a pre-A round of investment from 19 leading global and Chinese investors including Sino-Burmese Fund, Hanfor Capital Management and Shangshan Wealth and Investment. The pre-A round investment is worth hundreds of millions of RMB. It is one […]

Dubai Real Estate Report

Dubai Real Estate Report

Dubai Real Estate Report Dubai Land Department (DLD) has revealed that real estate transactions in the emirate for the first half of 2018 reached AED111 billion, reaffirming Dubai market’s attractiveness and ability to compete with global investment destinations. The strengths portrayed by Dubai’s real estate investments underscore the leadership’s mandate to ease business processes and […]

Saudi Added to MSCI Emerging Markets Index, Huge Cash Inflows Seen 

Saudi Added to MSCI Emerging Markets Index, Huge Cash Inflows Seen 

Saudi Added to MSCI Emerging Markets Index, Huge Cash Inflows Seen MSCI said 32 major Saudi stocks will gain emerging market status Index provider MSCI confirmed that Saudi Arabia will be added to its emerging markets index from June 2019, in a move widely expected to help the Kingdom’s bourse attract greater investment. MSCI said […]

Dubai Getting Ahead of “the Cryptocurrency Game”

Dubai Getting Ahead of “the Cryptocurrency Game”

Dubai Getting Ahead of “the Cryptocurrency Game” $BTC, $ETH, $CME, $CBOT The Big Qs are: How seriously should we take the rise of cryptocurrency? Is it a serious rival to traditional currency? Should businesses consider using cryptocurrency? What do they need to do to implement it? Is enough being done to educate individuals and businesses […]

Iran’s Currency Network Sanctioned

Iran’s Currency Network Sanctioned

Iran’s Currency Network Sanctioned US Sanctions Iran Currency Network After Nuclear Deal Withdrawal Thursday, the US Treasury imposed sanctions against 6 individuals and 3 companies it said had funneled millions of dollars to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s elite Qods Force, just days after President Donald Trump withdrew from the Y 2015 Iran nuclear deal. The […]

Abu Dhabi to Combine Sovereign Wealth Funds Creating $250-B ‘Behemoth’

Abu Dhabi to Combine Sovereign Wealth Funds Creating $250-B ‘Behemoth’

Abu Dhabi to Combine Sovereign Wealth Funds Creating $250-B ‘Behemoth’ Together Mubadala and Abu Dhabi Investment Council will be the world’s 11th largest sovereign wealth fund. The UAE emirate of Abu Dhabi is to combine two of its largest sovereign funds to create a behemoth with estimated assets of nearly $250-B. UAE President and Abu […]

Dubai World Cup Latest News

Dubai World Cup Latest News

Dubai World Cup Latest News DUBAI WORLD CUP: Pavel Full of Promise; DUBAI SHEEMA CLASSIC: Garlingari Gets Green Light; DUBAI TURF: Vivlos Revving Up • DUBAI WORLD CUP: Pavel Full of Promise • DUBAI SHEEMA CLASSIC: Garlingari Gets Green Light • DUBAI TURF: Vivlos Revving Up • DUBAI GOLDEN SHAHEEN: X Y Jet Back Flying […]

Rolex with Dubai Ruler’s Name on the Dial to Auction, Estimate: $160,000

Rolex with Dubai Ruler’s Name on the Dial to Auction, Estimate: $160,000

Rolex with Dubai Ruler’s Name on the Dial to Auction, Estimate: $160,000 The specially-commissioned Rolex GMT-Master features Sheikh Mohammed’s name on its customized dial. A rare, specially-commissioned Rolex GMT-Master featuring the name of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai is set to be auctioned in […]

Winter Lightning wins the UAE 1,000 Guineas

Winter Lightning wins the UAE 1,000 Guineas

Winter Lightning wins the UAE 1,000 Guineas Three-year-old filly Winter Lightning continued her impressive start to the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival with an excellent victory in the Listed UAE 1,000 Guineas over a mile on dirt at Meydan, UAE, on Thursday, 8 February. The daughter of Shamardal, a half-sister to Thunder Snow and representing […]

UAE, Saudi Arabia Working on Digital Currencies

UAE, Saudi Arabia Working on Digital Currencies

UAE, Saudi Arabia Working on Digital Currencies The 2 Gulf nation’s central banks in the have expressed skepticism about digital currencies The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is working with Saudi Arabia’s central bank to issue a digital currency that would be accepted in cross-border transactions between the 2 Gulf countries, UAE central bank governor Mubarak […]

Cinemas to be Allowed in Saudi Arabia from Early 2018

Cinemas to be Allowed in Saudi Arabia from Early 2018

Cinemas to be Allowed in Saudi Arabia from Early 2018 Cinemas have been banned in the Kingdom since the early 1980’s Saudi Arabia lifted a 35-year-old ban on cinemas Monday, prompting celebrations from film fans, directors and movie chains eyeing the last untapped mass market in the Middle East. The first theatres could start showing […]

UAE Expects to be Taken off EU’s Tax ‘blacklist’

UAE Expects to be Taken off EU’s Tax ‘blacklist’

UAE Expects to be Taken off EU’s Tax ‘blacklist’ The UAE government said it was surprised and disappointed at being listed The United Arab Emirates (UAE) expects to be taken off the European Union’s tax-haven blacklist after it meets criteria for transparency set by the EU, the UAE government said  Thursday. “We have committed to […]

UAE Leaders’ Portraits Grace the Gates to the Financial Centre

UAE Leaders’ Portraits Grace the Gates to the Financial Centre

UAE Leaders’ Portraits Grace the Gates to the Financial Centre Dubai International Financial Centre’s iconic Gate building has been decorated with giant images of 2 UAE leaders. To mark the 46th National day on 2 December, the 50×20 metre images portray the Father of the Nation, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and […]

UAE is the Arab World’s Most Prosperous Country

UAE is the Arab World’s Most Prosperous Country

UAE is the Arab World’s Most Prosperous Country The UAE came 39th out of 149 countries worldwide in the index that measures economic quality, business environment, governance, and more. The UAE has retained its position as the Arab world’s most prosperous country, according to the latest prosperity index by the Legatum Institute. The study also […]

Oil May see a Production Cut

Oil May see a Production Cut

Oil May see a Production Cut Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry, has underscored the need to extend the crude oil production cut deal to ensure market stability and reasonable prices, noting that reaching an agreement by OPEC and non-OPEC countries toward this end is possible and is likely […]

Dubai Economy is Still Growing

Dubai Economy is Still Growing

Dubai Economy is Still Growing Dubai’s economy is expected to grow by 3-4 percent in the 2017-2018, Hamad Buamim, President and CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said at a ‘Meet the CEO’ event organised by the Government of Dubai Media Office, GDMO, on Monday. He pointed out that 98 percent of Dubai’s […]

Racing Season Begins in the UAE

Racing Season Begins in the UAE

Racing Season Begins in the UAE Quickly away under Paolo Sirigu, sporting the second colours of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Kasb was the overall leader until just after halfway when headed by Riflescope, racing on the other side of the track. Sirigu’s mount found plenty for pressure though, regaining the initiative 200m […]

Oil Price Outlook

Oil Price Outlook

World oil demand growth in 2017 is expected to rise by 1.42 mb/d after an upward revision of around 50 tb/d,according to OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report, MOMR. Crude inventories rose by 6.2 million barrels in the week to Sept. 8 to 468.8 million, nearly double analysts’ expectations of an increase of 3.2 million barrels. […]

2017-18 UAE Race Fixtures

2017-18 UAE Race Fixtures

2017-18 UAE Race Fixtures The fixture list for the 2017 – 2018 UAE racing season has been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Emirates Racing Authority (ERA). The ERA season will offer 62 race dates and opens at […]

Housing is The Top Consumer Spending Category in the UAE

Housing is The Top Consumer Spending Category in the UAE

Housing is The Top Consumer Spending Category in the UAE Among GCC countries, consumer spending per household in the UAE was highest during Y 2016 at $103,000 Consumer spending in the UAE is expected to exceed $261-B in Y 2021, compared to nearly $183-B in Y 2016, according to research released by the Dubai Chamber […]

Safest City in The World: Abu Dhabi

Safest City in The World: Abu Dhabi

Safest City in The World: Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi has been named the safest city in the world by Numbeo, a website that curates and collates data to develop the world’s largest user-contributed database about cities and countries worldwide. With the lowest crime index of just 13.54 in the past six months, and the highest […]

UAE Teaches the World How to Fight Extremism

UAE Teaches the World How to Fight Extremism

UAE Teaches the World How to Fight Extremism As global cooperation on combating extremism picks up pace, more governments are turning to each other for ideas on how to keep disillusionment and its discontents at bay. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, the first woman to hold a ministerial post in the […]

UAE Debuts Smart System to Provide Visas in 10 mins

UAE Debuts Smart System to Provide Visas in 10 mins

UAE Debuts Smart System to Provide Visas in 10 mins The smart system will allow UAE citizens and residents to undertake all Visa-related activity The UAE’s Ministry of Interior launched a new smart services system that will allow nationals and residents apply for entry permits and residency Visas within 10 minutes. The new service, called […]

Air Traffic to Dubai Still Growing

Air Traffic to Dubai Still Growing

Air Traffic to Dubai Still Growing Passenger numbers at Dubai World Central, DWC, Dubai’s second airport, grew by more than 35 percent in the first half of the year, according to the traffic report issued by operator, Dubai Airports, today. DWC welcomed 554,993 passengers in the first half of 2017 compared to 410,278 passengers during […]

UAE to “Shun” Qatar

UAE to “Shun” Qatar

UAE to “Shun” Qatar The conflict in the GCC with Qatar appears to show no signs of easing, with the UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr Anwar Gargash suggesting that it was ‘time to move on’. In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Dr. Gargash accused Qatar of being a “conservative Gulf Monarchy” […]

Strong Week for Dubai Stocks

Strong Week for Dubai Stocks

Strong Week for Dubai Stocks UAE markets saw a bullish trend this week, ratcheting gains booked by trading companies across five sessions to break the AED21 billion mark, with ADX and DFM indices recording one-month high gains at the end of today’s session, rising 2.46 percent and 1.23 respectively. Across the week, ADX General Index […]

Oil Price Tanks

Oil Price Tanks

Oil Price Tanks The international benchmark Brent crude was trading 2.5 percent down, at $46.91 per barrel at 11:40 GMT. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures dropped 2.6 percent, to $44.33 per barrel. Prices for crude have dropped more than 2 percent on Friday as official data revealed that US drillers boosted production by […]

Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Skype Blocked in the UAE

Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Skype Blocked in the UAE

Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Skype Blocked in the UAE $MSFT Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)-owned internet calling service Skype has been blocked again in the UAE amid confusion regarding the status of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications in the country. Last week, the video and audio calling features of messaging app WhatsApp began working again in the UAE having […]

Qatar: Stocks on the Nation’s Exchange Drops, Arab Deadline Looms

Qatar: Stocks on the Nation’s Exchange Drops, Arab Deadline Looms

Qatar: Stocks on the Nation’s Exchange Drops, Arab Deadline Looms Qatar is accused by it neighbors of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the Gulf region, while at the same time hosting the regions largest US Military base. Issues on Qatar’s stock exchange have dropped following an extended Holiday closure as the small Crude Oil and Nat […]

FIFA President, “Qatar 2022 World Cup Not Under Threat”

FIFA President, “Qatar 2022 World Cup Not Under Threat”

FIFA President, “Qatar 2022 World Cup Not Under Threat” Gianni Infantino said he expected the diplomatic situation to be back to normal by the time the tournament is played FIFA president Gianni Infantino does not believe that the diplomatic crisis which has embroiled 2022 World Cup host nation Qatar will threaten its staging of the […]

The Future of e-Commerce in the UAE

The Future of e-Commerce in the UAE

The Future of e-Commerce in the UAE  Ulugbek Yuldashev outlines the changes on the horizon for the UAE’s online shopping market It’s no secret that e-Commerce is gaining immense popularity by the minute in the UAE and throughout the GCC, with the retail sector witnessing a steady shift from brick and mortar to online shopping. […]

UAE “Blacklist” Squeezing Liquidity of Qatari Banks

UAE “Blacklist” Squeezing Liquidity of Qatari Banks

UAE “Blacklist” Squeezing Liquidity of Qatari Banks Qatari banks have around QAR60-B in funding in the form of customer and inter-bank deposits from other GCC states A move by four Arab states to “Blacklist” dozens of figures with alleged links to Qatar could squeeze liquidity at Qatari banks which get a significant amount of their […]

Youssef al-Qaradawi, the Spiritual Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Sanctioned

Youssef al-Qaradawi, the Spiritual Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Sanctioned

Youssef al-Qaradawi, the Spiritual Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Sanctioned Gulf Arab nations have put 12 organizations and 59 people that are associated with energy rich Qatar on a terror sanctions list. The move, announced Friday, is the latest development in the ongoing rift between Qatar and Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab […]

UAE Bans All Expression of Sympathy Towards Qatar

UAE Bans All Expression of Sympathy Towards Qatar

UAE Bans All Expression of Sympathy Towards Qatar Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports Authority has re-imposed a ban on Oil tankers linked to Qatar Bahrain demands that Qatar distance itself from Iran Saudi and its allies add people, groups with Qatar links to terrorism lists Qatar vows no surrender in Gulf crisis as US, Kuwait seek […]

The Middle East, Oil and the Future

The Middle East, Oil and the Future

The Middle East, Oil and the Future “The Economies of the GCC States in the Post-Oil Era: Horizons and Solutions” was the underlying theme of a seminar in which Fujairah Chamber of Commerce and Industry participated in Oman recently. The seminar, organised by the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, sought to identify the nature […]

Travel News: Ramadan in Dubai

Travel News: Ramadan in Dubai

Travel News: Ramadan in Dubai Discover the delightful taste of tradition Ramadan is a time of reflection and worship, where Muslims submit to regular prayer and daytime fasting. As the sun sets, the city comes to life as people head to elaborately decorated Ramadan tents to break their fasts with an Iftar buffet (sunset feast) […]

Arabs Cheer Donald Trump

Arabs Cheer Donald Trump

Arabs Cheer Donald Trump Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, has said that the contents of U.S. President Donald Trump’s speech before the Arab-Islamic-American Summit included key indicators of U.S. policy toward the Middle East and the horizon of cooperation between the United States and the Arab and Islamic worlds to confront […]

Dubai Plans the Future

Dubai Plans the Future

Dubai Plans the Future Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has said that the UAE is moving forward in building a universal model to achieve innovative ideas to serve humanity, and that the UAE’s Centennial Vision 2071 originated from the historic lecture delivered by His […]

Travel Dubai: Marsa Al Arab

Travel Dubai: Marsa Al Arab

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today visited Dubai Holding, the global investment holding company, where he announced the launch of ‘Marsa Al Arab’. Marsa Al Arab is a comprehensive tourist destination that aims to elevate family tourism in Dubai, as well as provide supporting […]

Dubai Now Boasts Its Own Typographic Font

Dubai Now Boasts Its Own Typographic Font

Dubai Now Boasts Its Own Typographic Font Not content with having the world’s tallest building, an indoor ski slope and countless other “wonders”, Dubai now boasts 1 more: its own typographic font. The forward-looking Mideast business hub unveiled the new font designed with Microsoft’s help Sunday. The government communication office says the Dubai Font integrates […]

UAE Stock Update

UAE Stock Update

UAE stock markets were calm on the last day of April with some shares closing slightly up. A number of brokerage companies have opted for clearing the short positions of their clients with the objective of settling their monthly financial statements before referring them to the Securities and Commodities Authority. While a number of leaders […]

Putin Building Ties with UAE

Putin Building Ties with UAE

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin, friendship, cooperation, regional and international issues of mutual interest. This came when the Russian President received His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and accompanying delegation at […]

Business Growth in UAE’s Private Sector Taps 25-month Highs

Business Growth in UAE’s Private Sector Taps 25-month Highs

Business Growth in UAE’s Private Sector Taps 25-month Highs $OIL Business activity was led by new projects, a further general improvement in economic conditions and market demand The UAE’s non-Oil private sector registered strong growth in March, in line with the trend so far this year, according to Emirates NBD’s monthly survey. Growth in the […]

Residential Property Sales & Leasing in UAE to be Exempt from VAT

Residential Property Sales & Leasing in UAE to be Exempt from VAT

Residential Property Sales & Leasing in UAE to be Exempt from VAT $GLD, $SLV, $PLAT The 1st sale of new residential property in the country will be subject to the Zero rate of VAT. Investment Gold, Silver and Platinum will also be Zero-rated. Supplies of residential property including sales and leasing in the UAE will be […]

Dubai Police Arrest Hackers Targeting White House Staff

Dubai Police Arrest Hackers Targeting White House Staff

Dubai Police Arrest Hackers Targeting White House Staff Dubai (UAE) police have arrested foreign hackers who targeted 5 senior White House officials in a blackmail e-Mail scam, state-owned media reported Monday. The Arabic-language Al Bayan newspaper and the television channel Dubai One reported the arrests, while Dubai police did not answer a call for comment. […]

Unstable Weather Continue Across the UAE

Unstable Weather Continue Across the UAE

Unstable Weather Continue Across the UAE Heavy rainfall will persist over scattered areas Unstable weather will continue across the UAE Sunday, the UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) said. In its daily bulletin, NCMS confirmed that heavy rainfall would persist over scattered areas, with thunder also anticipated. “Cloud amounts are increasing over most […]

UAE at Forefront in Re-engineering & Reshaping Higher Education

UAE at Forefront in Re-engineering & Reshaping Higher Education

UAE at Forefront in Re-engineering & Reshaping Higher Education Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and Chairman of the Governing Board of the United Nations Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO), joined an elite group of international leaders and experts participating in Mobile Learning Week (MLW) 2017 held […]

UAE Launches Project to Become “World’s Best” Country

UAE Launches Project to Become “World’s Best” Country

UAE Launches Project to Become “World’s Best” Country The project’s objectives center on education, economy, government development and community cohesion The UAE’s Cabinet has launched the 2071 Centennial project to make the country the best in the world 100 years after its founding. The plan was revealed by is Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al […]