UAE, Saudi firms willing to loosen purse strings to expand

Dubai: Middle East businesses are confident in the economic growth prospects for the year ahead and executives are willing to invest further in their businesses, according to the 2018 Global Business & Spending Outlook, a survey released today by American ... ( read original story ...)

UAE malls go all out in winning back shoppers

Dubai: UAE malls and their retailer tenants have only one thing ... What they don’t want happening over and over again is to see some of their retailers exit because of low business. All such exits cause disruptions. Helped by the promotions, clothing ... ( read original story ...)

UAE to establish new fatwa council

The UAE cabinet has approved the formation of a new Fatwa Council in the country. The council will serve as the official reference for fatwas in the country and will organise the work of government authorities, institutions and individuals related to ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai World Trade Centre cuts licensing fees

They follow other government measures designed to reduce the cost of doing business in Dubai across a number of industries and improve the city’s global competitiveness. Read: Dubai to cut municipality fees at hotels, restaurants “DWTC’s commercial ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Creek among nominees for Unesco heritage list

Gulf News More than a hundred years ago, it was the centre of harbour-based trade, where boats, dhows and barges passed through to bring cargoes into Dubai. An aerial view of the Dubai Creek with Deira in the foreground. The Creek is lined with sites of ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai likely to host Kabaddi World Cup in 2019

Argentina Kabaddi Federation president Ricardo Acuna also hinted that Dubai has "high possibility" to host the World Cup. (File photo) DUBAI: Dubai is all set to host the fourth edition of the Kabaddi World Cup in 2019. This will be the main agenda of ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai to be canvas for series of art workshops

Dubai: Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children (AJCCC) in Dubai yesterday announced the launch of its Art Summer Series workshops, which will be held from July 7 to August 30. Twenty-eight artists will participate in the initiative by offering workshops for ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai private schools earn over $2bn in tuition revenue

Dubai’s private schools earned AED 7.5 billion ($2.04 billion ... Of the students, the vast majority – 59.3 percent – are enrolled in business programs, which also accounted for 53 percent of the year’s 7,227 graduates from free zone universities. ( read original story ...)

Gamers in UAE find mental disorder tag ‘offensive’

Some gamers in the UAE "feel offended" that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has labelled addiction to gaming as a mental health disorder. Khaleej Times spoke to gamers in Dubai who said they find gaming as a way of "escaping" from personal or real ... ( read original story ...)