Business

Two hotels planned for Dubai World Central ahead of Expo 2020

01 Nov 2014

Dubai World Central is to get two hotels as the emirate’s new aviation hub expands.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a franchise agreement with Abjar Hotels International to build a 450-room Holiday Inn and a 250-room Staybridge Suites near Al Maktoum International Airport.

Once completed, Al Maktoum airport will be the world’s largest and will be able to... Read More

UAE Climbs Up In World Bank’s Ease Of Doing Business List

01 Nov 2014

The UAE was also one of the top 10 countries globally which improved its rankings in the ease of doing business list as it introduced around 20 economic reforms over the last year.

The UAE has climbed up to reach the 22nd position in World Bank’s Doing Business 2015 list from the 23rd position last year and has topped the region in terms of the ease of conducting business.

The list,... Read More

Nazarbayev visit to Dubai

29 Oct 2014

В ходе встречи с Вице-Президентом, Премьер-Министром Объединенных Арабских Эмиратов, Правителем эмирата Дубай Мухаммедом бен Рашидом Аль Мактумом стороны обсудили приоритетные направления взаимодействия, в том числе в торгово-экономической, инвестиционной, индустриально-инновационной и транспортно-логистической сферах.

Также были рассмотрены возможности совместной реализации ряда... Read More

First Macy’s outside US to open in Abu Dhabi

29 Oct 2014

The Al Tayer Group will open the region’s first Macy’s and second Bloomingdale’s store at Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Central.

It will be the first Macy's department store outside the US. This follows an agreement signed with Gulf Related, the developer of Al Maryah Central located on Al Maryah Island.

The stores are to open in 2018, and each will be spread over four levels. Macy’s will take up 205,000 square feet, while Bloomingdale’s will have 230,000 square feet. The first... Read More

Al Mansouri opens major three-day trade event

29 Oct 2014

Calling for action to facilitate the growth of international trade across borders, the UAE Minister of Economy, Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, on Monday opened the Global Trade Development Week at Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai. The three-day event brings together 600 influential business and government leaders from over 90 countries to discuss how to tackle today’s... Read More

Sheikh Mohammed Announces New Projects Worth Dhs4.5bn In Dubai’s Internet City And Media City

29 Oct 2014

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched new projects worth Dhs4.5 billion in Dubai’s technology and media free zones, state news agency WAM reported.

The projects will be built over five years and will include 10 million square feet of space for innovation complexes, technology laboratories and smart buildings, a statement said. Other initiatives in the plan... Read More

Exclusive lectures, fashion shows and exhibitions to mark 2nd edition of Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience

27 Oct 2014

The second edition of Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience (VFDE), to be held from October 30 to November 1, 2014, will be highlighted by two sessions of Fashion Talks delivered by international designers and opinion leaders in the fashion industry. It will complement an array of exhibitions, displays and a fashion show that define VFDE as the largest of its kind fashion event in the Middle... Read More

Emirati feature film opens 8th Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF)

27 Oct 2014

UAE capital’s celebration of global cinema kicked off with a home production for the first time on 23rd October 2014.

The Abu Dhabi Film Festival started its eighth edition with a first: It opened with a home production, putting Ali Mustafa’s film From A To B in a slot usually reserved for big-budget Hollywood films.

It is the first Emirati feature to open the festival in its nearly... Read More

UAE, Belarus discuss ways to step up economic ties

27 Oct 2014

UAE Minister of Economy Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri met with Belarus Foreign Minister Vladimir Makey to explore ways to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries in the areas of economy, trade and investment.

During the meeting held at the ministry’s office in Dubai, the two sides discussed prospects for stepping up cooperation between the business communities in the two... Read More

Vladimir Putin met with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

23 Oct 2014

President of Russia Vladimir Putin met with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

President of Russia, Vladimir Putin met with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan during his visit to Moscow. Welcoming him warmly, he said that that he was happy to note that relations between Russia and United Arab... Read More

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