Study Shows SME Share of Dubai GDP at 47 Percent and Workforce at 52.4 Percent

Dubai SME, the agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, in conjunction with the Dubai Statistics Centre, released a new study on the local SME sector as part of Dubai SME Development Plan (SMDP), which is part of the Dubai Plan 2021. […]

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UAE leads region in digital competitiveness

Emirates ranking jumped one place to 17th globally The UAE’s global ranking in digital competitiveness continued to improve as it secured the 17th position in IMD World Digital Competitiveness 2018 report. The region’s second biggest economy also maintained its lead in the Middle East chiefly due to Dubai’s strong push towards digitisation and embracing new […]

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Travelling around Dubai to get easier with new transport links

New metro tunnelling in Dubai, plus new bus service to Sharjah We love exploring every corner of our city and the planned improvements to Dubai’s metro system will make it a whole lot easier.Dubai Road and Transport Authority has announced the completion of key tunnelling works of the Route 2020 Project, which will see a 15km extension […]

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Search Top 10 Trends Shaping The Food Industry In Dubai

From poke bowls and frozen yoghurt to the Peruvian food craze, food trends are one of the drivers behind the success or set-back in the industry and here, Dubai Tourism, along with food writer Samantha Wood, list out the top 10 food trends that are set to make their mark in 2018. While the past […]

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Water shortages now a ‘huge concern’ for UAE, says Energy Minister

The UAE’s water consumption is now a “huge concern” for the country, the Energy minister said as he set out plans to initiate water-saving programmes across government buildings, schools and hospitals. Suhail Al Mazrouei told members of the Federal National Council on Tuesday that every member of society must play their part in reducing the […]

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Lack of tech talent ‘common problem’ in region, says Dubai tech start-up

Finding qualified technology talent was one of health app Bodyo’s main challenges, according to CEO Tariq Hussain The Middle East is facing a shortage of tech talent, particularly when it comes to tech-relaint start ups, according to the founder of Dubai-based health concept Bodyo. The app reads vital measurements and provides users with personalised nutrition […]

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UAE as top importer of European cheese: report

DUBAI, July 8 (Xinhua) — The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the largest importers of European cheese, UAE state news agency WAM reported on Sunday, citing statistics from the European Union (EU). The UAE imported 18,485 tonnes of cheese from EU states in total in 2017. Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and Kuwait […]

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UAE lifts ban on imports of fresh produce from Kerala

Dubai: The UAE has lifted the ban on imports of fruits and vegetables from the Indian state of Kerala that has declared itself free of the recent Nipah virus attack. The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) announced lifting the ban through its social media channels on Wednesday evening. “#MoCCAE lifted import ban of […]

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Construction chiefs: Expo 2020 Dubai ‘biggest’ growth opportunity

Construction leaders in the UAE have listed Expo 2020 Dubai as the “single biggest opportunity” to spur business growth over the next 12 months. Chief executives from contracting firms such as ALEC and Arabtec Holding – who were among the entries in the 2018 Construction Week Power 100– have expressed optimism about how the expo could benefit their organisations, as well as the UAE’s construction sector. […]

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UAE plans $23bn investment to develop airports

The UAE is set to invest nearly AED85bn ($23.16bn) in airport development and expansion projects in a bid to handle more than 300 million travellers per annum. There are 14 airports, airstrips and airfields served by 113 airlines in the UAE, with total yearly takeoff and landings exceeding 540,000. At present, AED30bn ($8bn) has been […]

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