Start-up advice: How to prepare your business for sale

Nathan Banks, managing partner of UAE-based law firm Banks Legal, explains key factors to keep in mind to maximise your return on investment when selling your business: 1. Licensing, permits and approvals: It is important to regularly review your business ... ( read original story ...)

Sharjah real estate deals rise 20% to $8.1bn in 2017

The emirate's real estate regulator expressed satisfaction with the performance of the sector, which it said is growing steadily year after year, state news agency WAM reported on Thursday. UAE citizens dominated deals in Sharjah's property sector with ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Holding appoints new CFO in management reshuffle

“Dubai Holding is in a significant phase of its corporate evolution as it addresses legacy liabilities and reshapes its business model to drive further growth,” he said. “Dubai Holding will continue to operate as a stand-alone entity and there are no ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Breaks Ground on World’s Biggest CSP Project

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, broke ground on the 4 th phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. This is the biggest ... ( read original story ...)

Some UAE businesses are paying more VAT than they need to

My advice to any business looking to do anything artificial to avoid UAE VAT, or create a timing advantage, is not to bother. Artificiality sometimes worked when tax and tax avoidance was regarded as fair game (around 1973, if you are wondering), but now ... ( read original story ...)

UAE seeks exemption from US tariffs on steel, aluminium

Danny Sebright, the president of the Washington DC-based US-UAE Business Council, has been quoted in local media as saying the UAE could have room for negotiation on the tariffs because of the importance of its aluminium to US aircraft manufacturing. ( read original story ...)