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The top-5 pet friendly places in Dubai

Dubai is among the most visited cities in the world. With majestic skyscrapers and human-made lakes, the city offers a truly memorable experience to all its visitors. Despite all its charm and glam, the city has been infamous among pet owners. By Rebecca Siggers However, that sentiment has drastically changed …

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Dubai International Arabian Races in 38th session

In the presence of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, Newbury Racecourse will host the 38th Dubai International Arabian Races,DIAR, on Sunday, 28th July. DIAR is being organised in partnership with the Newbury-based Arabian Racing Organisation,ARO, the sole Arabian racing authority …

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Dubai completes solar energy system for Dubai airport

Dubai Airports, DXB, and Etihad Energy Services Company, Etihad ESCO, have announced the successful installation of a solar energy system comprising 15,000 photovoltaic panels at Dubai International‚Äôs Terminal 2 ‚Äď the largest at any airport in the region. With a capacity of 5MWp, the solar project will generate 7,483,500 kWh …

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Dubai Chamber launches Africa Gateway online

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dubai Chamber, has launched a new website that delivers key insights into the burgeoning markets of Africa to help those who are considering making investments there or conducting business in the continent by providing them with valuable data and trend analyses. The content …

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Dubai launches Real Estate Investment Opportunities

The Dubai Land Department, DLD, announced the launch of the Real Estate Investment Opportunities, REIOs, initiative during a press conference held yesterday. The newly-launched project was adopted as a catalyst for Dubai‚Äôs real estate sector based on the outcomes of the Innovation Lab 2018. A law is currently being drafted …

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Sharjah Chamber working with France

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, SCCI, has called on businessmen and investors in Sharjah to take advantage of the mutual investment opportunities with the business community in France, so as to open new horizons of partnerships and develop the long-standing economic, trade and cultural relations between the UAE …

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Dubai CommerCity showcased in Barcelona

Dubai CommerCity is participating in the 2019 edition of the SIL and eDelivery Barcelona Expo and Congress to demonstrate the opportunities available to those looking to operate in the region and to showcase its services and offerings. To be held from 26th to 28th June, 2019, at the Fira de …

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Dubai’s financial roadshow in New York attracts major investor

The Dubai Financial Market, DFM, International Investors Roadshow in New York 2019 has witnessed significant participation from international investment institutions. The roadshow enabled listed companies to hold 81 one-on-one meetings with senior representatives of 35 international institutions, managing approximately US$3.2 trillion in assets. The roadshow was organised last week, in …

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Licences issued on rise in Dubai

Signalling growing investor confidence in Dubai, new business licenses issued in the emirate during the first four months of 2019 increased 35 percent compared to the same period of 2018, according to a report issued by the Department of Economic Development (DED). DED issued 9,489 new licences during January-April 2019 …

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Dubai Chamber at 11th World Chambers Congress

Chambers of commerce from all regions of the world must align their efforts to maximise their impact and shape solutions for global economic and social challenges, Hamad Buamim, Chairman of the ICC World Chambers Federation and President and CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said. During his keynote …

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Business Survey: Prospects good for Dubai

Businesses in Dubai displayed a brighter outlook for the months ahead with stronger sales and revenues expected due to new projects and seasonal increase in tourist arrivals. The quarterly business survey of the Department of Economic Development (DED) also showed that more than 88% of the businesses foresee stronger or …

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Dubai Startup Hub launches third installement

Dubai Start-up Hub, an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has launched the third edition of its Market Access programme which aims to enhance cooperation and facilitate deals between innovative start-ups, SMEs, leading companies and government entities in Dubai. Start-ups and SMEs are invited to submit innovative ideas …

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Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange breaking records

The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) has traded 18.8 million contracts year-to-date (Y-T-D), up 35% year-on-year (Y-O-Y), and is on track to break its annual volumes record of 19.67 million contracts. Y-T-D Average Daily Volumes (ADV) are at an all time high, reaching 87,253 lots. Amidst continued market volatility, …

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DFM receives Bursa Malaysia’s Shari’a advisor

Dubai¬†Financial Market, DFM, and the Malaysian Stock¬†Exchange, Bursa Malaysia, have explored areas of cooperation and knowledge sharing, in light of DFM‚Äôs¬†status as the first Shari‚Äôacompliant exchange globally since 2007 and its active role in the Islamic capital¬†markets sector. The discussion took place during the visit of Dr. Aznan Hasan, member …

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Countdown: 730 days to Expo 2020 Dubai

A choreographed show at the Dubai Fountain and a three-minute countdown projected onto the Burj Khalifa formed the climax of festivities on Saturday night as Expo 2020 Dubai passed its two-years-togo mark. Dubai had in 2013 won the bid to host Expo 2020, which will start on October 20, 2020 …

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Inside Will Smith’s Dubai diary

Hollywood actor Will Smith continues to fill his Dubai photo album with many experiences, which has included a trip to the desert with wife Jada Pinkett Smith and son Trey, shooting for a hush-hush project, along with yet another picture of him hanging out at the Burj Khalifa. Early on …

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World’s largest book sale opens in Dubai

Book lovers in the UAE are in for a special treat, as the world‚Äôs largest book sale opens in Dubai on Thursday, offering more than 3 million books at less than half the price for visitors. Making its Dubai debut, the 11-day Big Bad Wolf Books Sale offers discounts ranging …

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Italy is gearing up to Dubai’s Expo 2020

Italy is working finalising the details of its participation in Dubai‚Äôs Expo 2020, Italian Ambassador to UAE Liborio Stellino said. Speaking to Gulf News on the sidelines of a press gathering to announce the details of the Italian cuisine week to be held in UAE later this month, Ambassador Liborio …

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Gitex in Dubai: 9 tech takeaways

Our survey shows more than 40 per cent of people are looking to buy new smartphones this Gitex. So we’ll take you on a walkthrough of this year’s event, the biggest electronics shopping jamboree in this region, from October 2-6 at the Dubai World Trace Centre. It‚Äôs a prelude to …

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Dubai non-oil trade jumps to Dh645b

Dubai‚Äôs non-oil foreign trade rose to Dh645 billion in the first half of 2018, an increase of Dh5 billion from 2017 figures. Dubai‚Äôs re-exports registered a Dh24 billion increase, growing by 14 per cent to Dh203 billion, reflecting the emirate‚Äôs strength as a re-export hub. Meanwhile, imports touched Dh377 billion …

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Have you spotted these bus cams in Dubai?

CCTV cameras installed on buildings, traffic lights and on public transport are not enough to keep errant motorists at bay. Authorities in the emirates have taken the level of security one step further by installing CCTV cameras on school buses, to ensure that motorists come to a halt when school …

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47 realty projects completed in Dubai in first eight months

Forty-seven real estate projects were completed in the first eight months of the year, together adding 14,000 new homes to the marketplace. This includes 10,000 apartments and 1,575 villas, as well as 2,258 townhouses and 364 residential complexes. During the reporting period, 1,000 investors received their properties from 900 transactions, …

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A day in the life of a belly dancer in Dubai

While spectators might be charmed by a belly dancer performing under the arc lights, tapping their feet to the rhythmic sound of the tambourine, it takes a lot more than just a belly jiggle to create an applaud-worthy spectacle. Meet Silvia Ramos, 32, a professional belly dancer in the UAE …

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Museum of Illusions to open in Dubai soon

A different kind of museum is opening in Dubai in just about two weeks and it is expected to become the next mega attraction for tourists and residents, especially Instagram fans. But there will be no Renoir paintings, artefacts or antiques to see. Instead, visitors can turn their world upside …

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Indian sells island in Dubai for Dh80 million

Investors are spoilt for choice when it comes to buying real estate in Dubai. In recent years, developers have lured buyers into owning extravagant and one-of-a-kind homes, such as an underwater villa or a multi-million-dirham penthouse in the world‚Äôs tallest tower. Now, it‚Äôs even possible to buy your own private …

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