Dubai’s 3-day Super Sale starts today

Dubai: Leading retailers across Dubai are set to open their doors today to a three-day sale, with discounts of up to 90 per cent, according to organiser Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE). More than 1,000 participating outlets will offer a ... ( read original story ...)

Could Dubai be the next global startup hub?

But one of the most interesting features of Dubai is its place as an entrepreneurial Mecca, offering many unique opportunities to prospective business owners looking to get a foot in the area and sponsoring dozens of high-growth companies. We’re already ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Internet City hosts SME Builder workshop

DUBAI: Tecom’s SME Builder brought some of the UAE’s leading business and tech experts together at Dubai Media City on Monday. The event — the 20th since Tecom started them in 2007 — allows small business owners to network with experts and consultants. ( read original story ...)

How family businesses helped build the UAE

In 1942, when 18-year-old Maghanmal Jethanand Pancholia landed in Sharjah, he was already the third generation to join his family business in what would later become the UAE. Now 94, he recalls that his grandfather arrived in the Trucial States in 1860 in ... ( read original story ...)

UAE businesses found unprepared for VAT introduction

The survey by recruitment firm Hays highlights a lack of preparedness in the UAE business community with the implementation of a 5 per cent VAT rate just over six months away. Read: GCC finance ministers to discuss unified VAT regulations in Bahrain On top ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai sees over 126% rise in new businesses launched during Q1

New businesses launched in Q1 reached 308, compared to 136 in Q1 2016. Dubai Economy also saw a 12 per cent year-on-year rise in business licences issued during the first three months of 2017, it said. Total number of licences issued in Q1 2017 was 5,387 ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Economy sees 12% increase in licenses issued in Q1 2017

Dubai Economy saw a 12% increase in business licenses issued during the first three months of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, indicating remarkable optimism among investors and stability across industry sectors. Total number of licenses issued in ... ( read original story ...)