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Dubai’s Landmark Group founder Micky Jagtiani passes away

A constant innovator, the Indian billionaire created and led more than 27 diverse brand concepts

Dubai retains FDI ranking

Dubai retains global top spot for attracting greenfield FDI projects

The emirate ranked first in attracting FDI projects into sectors such as tourism, business services, financial services, transport and warehousing, consumer products, and software and IT services

Dubai municipality launches new platform for pvt sector investors

Dubai Municipality launches platform for private sector investors

The new platform provides a streamlined and transparent channel for the evaluation and approval of ideas and proposals

Dubai Future Fellowship launched by Sheikh Hamdan photo Dubai Media Office

Sheikh Hamdan launches Dubai Future Fellowship

The programme’s goals will be supported by an international network of fellows known for their achievements in government, technology and future sectors

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Abu Dhabi sees 40% drop in labour dispute cases

The decline in labour cases reflects the success of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department’s campaigns to raise awareness of the legal rights of employees

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UAE President names new Vice President, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan will serve as UAE Vice President alongside Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai

UAE cabinet meeting March 2023 photo courtesy WAM

UAE approves 24 national initiatives, aims to double re-exports in 7 years

Additionally, the UAE cabinet meeting reviewed more than 19 initiatives to attract talent to the country

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Here’s how many visitors Dubai’s DWTC welcomed in 2022

Dubai World Trade Centre hosted 244 exhibitions and events in 2022, growing by 39 per cent over the previous year

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New UAE Governments Net Zero 2050 Charter a nod to collective climate action

The charter was signed on the sidelines of the UAE Cabinet meeting held on March 6

UAE new visa rules

UAE visas: Expats need monthly income of Dhs10,000 to sponsor 5 relatives

The new visa rules require expats who want to bring their relatives or their wives’ relatives to the UAE to have an adequate monthly income

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Sheikh Hamdan launches first phase of ‘Emirati’ initiative

The first phase of the initiative will see 22 new services added to the current 131 services available on the platform


Magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes Tajikistan-China border

It occurred near the border between the northwestern Chinese Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and Tajikistan’s Gorno-Badakhshan

New UAE visa entry permit updates

UAE announces updates to 15 services linked to visa, entry permits

The updates include a one time visa extension for a period of 30 days for 90-day visa holders

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UAE President orders additional $50m in relief aid for Syria

The UAE is continuing to send relief supplies to Syria and Türkiye, with more than 70 flights sent to both countries so far, carrying food, medical supplies and other items

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UAE President receives Pakistan PM, leaders discuss cooperation

The leaders also witnessed the announcement of three memoranda of understanding

Dubai leads MENA region on Global Power City Index 2022

Dubai leads MENA region on Global Power City Index 2022

The GCI’s rankings of the top cities in 2022 reflect the self-reinforcing strength of the world’s leading global cities

Conares opens Dhs150m colour-coated steel plant in JAFZA

Conares opens Dhs150m colour-coated steel plant in JAFZA

Exporting products to 26 countries across six continents, the company’s assets are currently estimated to be valued at Dhs2.5bn

Abu Dhabi’s Adnoc acquires 24.9% stake in OMV

Abu Dhabi’s ADNOC acquires 24.9% stake in OMV

Through this investment in OMV, who hold a 75 per cent stake in Borealis, ADNOC will increase its shareholdings in both Borealis and Borouge

OPEC Fund approves over $500m in new global development support

OPEC Fund approves over $500m in new global development support

The 15 new projects approved reflect OPEC Fund’s launch of a $1bn food security action plan and the adoption of its first dedicated climate action plan earlier this year

KEZAD signs lease agreement with Star Paper Mill

Abu Dhabi’s KEZAD signs lease agreement with Star Paper Mill

The agreement is for the establishment of a new facility to manufacture recycled Kraft Paper Jumbo reels to serve a growing demand for biodegradable packaging papers

RTA announces extended Metro hours during Fifa World Cup

Dubai’s RTA announces extended metro hours during FIFA World Cup

After the last game, the last Metro will depart 45 minutes later, with 1.5 hours of additional service

Sheikh Mohammed approves Dubai budget 2023-2025

Sheikh Mohammed approves Dhs205bn Dubai budget for 2023-25

The government’s total expenditures for the 2023 fiscal year are estimated at Dhs67.5bn

Fawaz Alhokair Group, Arabian centres and Alhokair fashion announce rebranding

Fawaz Alhokair Group, Arabian centres announce rebranding

The full rebrand brings together all operating companies under the Cenomi brand

Billionaire Adani set to be top shareholder in Indian news broadcaster NDTV

Billionaire Adani set to be top shareholder in Indian news broadcaster NDTV

Investors offered to sell a little over 5.3 million shares to the Adani Group, or roughly a third of the entire open offer size, when the share purchase period ended on Monday

DMCC unveils new brand for JLT

Dubai’s DMCC unveils new brand for JLT

The new brand is underpinned by the central proposition that JLT has become an eclectic neighbourhood full of soul

Dubai ranks first in international tourist spending, unveils WTTC

Dubai ranks first in international tourist spending, reveals WTTC

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTCC), Dubai earned $29.4bn from international tourists this year

New York, Singapore are the World’s most expensive cities right now

Tel Aviv, which topped the rankings last year, was bumped into third position, while Hong Kong and Los Angeles rounded out top five priciest places

In pictures: UAE National Day celebrations

A gallery showcasing celebrations of the 51st UAE National Day on December 2

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CBUAE issues new Dhs1,000 banknote

The CBUAE is the first in the region to issue the largest multi-coloured Kinegram surface applied foil stripe in the new banknote issue

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UAE President looks to the future with hope and optimism in his first National Day address

Marking the 51st UAE National Day, the UAE President said the nation will continue investing in opportunities to support economic sectors of strategic importance to its national security