DUBAI NEWS: Our top stories this week

1. Sean Connolly to open Dubai Opera restaurant in September Prominent chef Sean Connolly is stepping up to the task with a contemporary brasserie serving steak and seafood, opening this September. ‘Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera’ will have an informal ... ( read original story ...)

TECOM Group to Develop Emirates Towers Business Park

TECOM Group, a member of Dubai Holding, announced its appointment to develop and operate the recently announced "Emirates Towers Business Park”. In accordance, the Group has appointed Fareed Abdulrahman Al Janahi as Chief Executive Officer of the ... ( read original story ...)

Most Dubai bosses ‘positive’ about Q3 business prospects

Business leaders in Dubai are more positive about their expectations of business conditions and business confidence in the third quarter of 2017, according to a new survey. The poll conducted by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry revealed that 39 ... ( read original story ...)

UAE touts film linking rival Qatar to 9/11 attacks

None was Qatari. Rami Khouri, a respected columnist and journalism professor at the American University of Beirut, wrote on social media that the situation showed that news outlets in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt were losing their credibility. ( read original story ...)

UAE Vice-President meets Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

Abu Dhabi: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai, met His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed ... ( read original story ...)

Abu Dhabi Ports Weighs IPO Amid U.A.E. Listing Spree

Abu Dhabi Ports Co. is considering an initial public offering, joining a growing list of state entities in the United Arab Emirates seeking to sell shares, according to people familiar with the matter. The government-run ports operator has met with ... ( read original story ...)

This is where the UAE economy is headed: CEOs

But despite all the current headwinds that may be putting pressure on the economy, business conditions in the UAE will remain positive for the rest of the year. That’s the sentiment gathered from the majority of heads of companies across the emirates. ( read original story ...)

Dubai conducts pioneering dental study of Emiratis

Dubai: A new study in the UAE has measured the teeth of several hundred Emiratis to boost the emirate’s level of orthodontic treatment. The study, which saw 521 dental casts taken from Emirati patients, found one main conclusion: that there are no ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai SME, DHL launch global expansion program for SMEs

Dubai SME, the agency of Dubai Economy mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, has signed an agreement with DHL, a global express transport company, to launch the “Global Expansion Initiative for Small and Medium Enterprises ... ( read original story ...)