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December 24, 2018

Dubai is an ecosystem for innovation and future economy: Mohammed Al Gergawi

Mohammed Al Gergawi, Minister of the UAE Cabinet Affairs and The Future and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Managing Director of Dubai Future Foundation, said that Dubai became an ecosystem for innovation and the future economy, and a preferred global destination for conferences and exhibitions focused on future sectors and emerging technologies.

He said this while speaking about ‘The Abundance 360 (A360) Summit’, which will be held in Dubai on March 26-27, 2019. Abundance 360 is Peter H. Diamandis’ highly curated group of 360 CEOs, public sector executives, investors, and entrepreneurs committed to transforming their organisations into exponential, [...]

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December 13, 2018

Mohammed bin Rashid attends graduation of new batch at MBR for Leadership Development Programme

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in the presence Dubai Crown Prince His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, attended the graduation ceremony of new batch of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Leadership Development Programme.

“I am happy with the graduation of new batch of leaders for the country. Developing leaders is a capability of successful nations. Our journey constantly needs fresh blood of leaders to achieve our ambitions,” His Highness said. “Graduation of new batch of leaders will add new ideas, and new initiatives for the development journey of our [...]

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December 7, 2018

Hamdan bin Mohammed attends The Knowledge Summit 2018

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the 5th edition of The Knowledge Summit 2018 started today in the presence of Dubai Crown Prince HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The opening session was also attended by Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi; Cabinet Member and Minister of Health and Prevention H.E. Abdul Rahman Al Owais, and Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence Omar Al [...]

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December 6, 2018

Voting on UAE Superbrands 2019 Begins

15th edition of Superbrands UAE to feature local home-grown brands

Superbrands, the independent authority and arbiter of branding, announced that the voting process to choose the brands in the UAE which will be recognised and honoured as a Superbrand 2019 has begun.

Speaking on the importance of delivering impactful interactions that deliver a clear brand purpose and narrative, Mr. Mike English, Director, Superbrands Middle East, said, “The world is changing rapidly, and it’s hard to scale, differentiate yourself, and maintain trust in the ever-changing marketing world. Today more than before, brands have to make themselves relevant and valuable to the consumer which is [...]

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December 2, 2018

A Soaring Display of Unity: UAE carriers join hands to celebrate the legacy of Sheikh Zayed

Emirates, Etihad, flydubai, Air Arabia and Al Fursan took to the skies in unison today to celebrate the UAE’s 47th National Day, as well as commemorate the legacy and values of HH Sheikh Zayed. The late founding father of the UAE dedicated his life and leadership to unify and shape a better collective future for the nation, and today’s formation flight is a soaring display of unity as all four carriers showcase the UAE’s aviation success story to the nation and world.

The spectacular flypast – a world-first and a UAE civil aviation milestone – involved over 11 aircraft: a flydubai Boeing 737 MAX 8 (Zayed 1), an Air Arabia Airbus A320 (Zayed 2), an Etihad Airways [...]

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December 2, 2018

DGCX Wins ‘Exchange of the Year’ Accolade at Global Investor MENA Awards 2018

The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) has been named, for the second consecutive year, ‘Exchange of the Year’™ at the prestigious Global Investor MENA Awards 2018. The award recognized DGCX’s exceptional performance over the last 12 months, which saw it record new all-time trading highs, launch innovative products, services and initiatives, as well as implementing cutting-edge technology to better serve the needs of its clients.

DGCX beat stiff competition from the region’s leading exchanges to win the award. In the qualifying period, the Exchange traded over 19.3 million contracts, setting a new overall volume record, with notional value [...]

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November 20, 2018

Dubai Chamber partners with Etihad Credit Insurance to enhance trade competitiveness of Dubai-based companies

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Etihad Credit Insurance, the UAE Federal export credit company, with the aim of enhancing the competitiveness of Dubai-based companies in global trade.

Under the terms of the agreement, Dubai Chamber will organise and host several seminars and workshops in cooperation with Etihad Credit Insurance that will educate businesses in Dubai about the benefits of trade credit insurance, surety bonding and trade finance solutions.

In addition, Etihad Credit Insurance will share market intelligence in this area and highlight countries and sectors that offer new [...]

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October 29, 2018

Dubai Statistics Center: Dubai’s resident population crosses 3.1 million while active daytime population reaches almost 4.3 million

Dubai Statistics Center (DSC) revealed that Dubai’s resident population grew by 232,400 to reach 3,136,400 at the end of the third quarter of 2018, a growth of 7.7% from the third quarter of 2017.

HE Arif Al Mehairi, DSC Executive Director, said: “The rise in population reflects Dubai’s growth as a dynamic economic and tourism hub. The population of non-resident workers and temporary residents in Dubai is currently 1,155,000, while the total active daytime population of the emirate is 4,291,400. As much as 37% of Dubai’s active daytime population comes from outside the emirate.”

“DSC adopts international standards and methodologies to monitor Dubai’s rapidly changing [...]

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