Dubai Aims to Become a FinTech Hub

Source: AFP, Yonhap News] By AsiaToday reporter Jina Koh - Dubai has joined the global battle to become a FinTech hub. With decades of growth, the city has developed its infrastructure to become a key business center and is now placing its focus on FinTech ... ( read original story ...)

Future-oriented strategy boosts business confidence in Dubai

Survey indicates 2017 budget, Expo 2020 and Dubai Plan 2021 fuelling expectations Business Confidence Index at 120 points in Q4, 2016; compared to 116.1 in Q4, 2015 Survey results from the latest quarterly Business Confidence Index (BCI) of the Department ... ( read original story ...)

UAE Central Bank clarifies virtual currency ban

For Ola Doudin, CEO and co-founder of BitOasis, the UAE’s first digital currency exchange, the clarification was welcome news, after worrying about the implications the prohibition might have had on her business. “We’re very glad to hear the Governor ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai developer Meraas rebrands, reveals new logo

“Over the past eight years, we have done amazing things that amplify Dubai’s potential as a leisure, business and medical destination, as well as a city that champions innovation, education, tolerance, youth, and happiness.” Most recently, it was ... ( read original story ...)

AIM to focus on UAE’s $5.4bn space investments

The space industry is a new field to create new ideas and offers multiple business opportunities for start-ups and the private sector as well, with the support of the knowledge-based economies in the world, including the UAE. This leads to establishing new ... ( read original story ...)

Air India's first Dreamliner from Kochi arrives in Dubai

Dubai: Air India has marked the arrival of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to operate between Kochi in Kerala and Dubai. Dubai International Airport welcomed the debut flight from the south Indian city with a traditional water salute on Wednesday afternoon ... ( read original story ...)

Russian automaker kicks off exports to China & UAE

The company also started selling cars in the United Arab Emirates in a bid to have a share in the Middle East market. Mercedes-Benz looks to KAMAZ to build car plant in Russia The model being exported is the Lada 4x4 SUV, assembled in Kazakhstan by AvtoVAZ ... ( read original story ...)

Review: Emirates Business Class Lounge Dubai

My flight from Dubai to Los Angeles was departing at 3PM, so a friend dropped me off at Terminal 3 at around 11:30AM, so I’d have plenty of time to review the lounge. Emirates has a separate drop-off area for first and business class passengers, which ... ( read original story ...)