Dubai real estate riding high on Expo 2020 boom

With nearly $33 billion worth of projects in the pipeline for Expo 2020, a first-of-its-kind event in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region, it's boom time for the real estate sector in Dubai, said an industry expert. Making its debut in the Middle ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai unveils a new zip line among towering skyscrapers

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dubai is offering thrill-seekers a new way to see its dazzling skyscrapers: On one of the world's longest zip lines. A similar zip line opened two years ago near the world's tallest skyscraper in Dubai. The new zip line ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai to get its second Raffles hotel

Raffles has ben operating a property at the Wafi complex in Dubai for some years now. The Palm360 — which will be the tallest structure on the Palm — will thus be Raffles’ first beachside resort in the city. Raffles will also manage the residential ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Economy launches two endowments

Dubai Economy has launched two endowment initiatives, one for awareness and the other for economic knowledge, as part of the Year of Giving. The awareness endowment will support firms demonstrating their social responsibility through sustainable community ... ( read original story ...)

UAE, Saudi Arabia forming new group, separate from GCC

KUWAIT CITY — The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced it has formed a new economic and partnership group with Saudi Arabia, separate from the Gulf Cooperation Council — a move that could undermine the council amid a diplomatic crisis with member ... ( read original story ...)

New Dubai-Sharjah access to be ready by August

We are tripling the number of lanes on each side from three to nine, with a three-lane exit ramp from Dubai to Sharjah, expanding the current two lane exit loop to three lanes as well adding three lanes to the Fujairah exit,” Al Hammadi told Gulf News on ... ( read original story ...)

UAE’s private businesses make a rush to place orders

“The PMI (purchasing managers index) reading for November confirms our view that the UAE’s non-oil sector will likely see strong growth in the fourth quarter of this year, as both households and business will likely boost purchases before VAT comes ... ( read original story ...)