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November 19, 2019

Dubai Chamber commits to connecting businesses, investors, innovators during Expo 2020

New economic opportunities to open up as Dubai Chamber commits to connecting businesses, investors, innovators during Expo 2020

New opportunities are on the horizon for local and international businesses at Expo 2020 Dubai, with Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry to play a pivotal role in creating new connections and collaborations as an Official Partner.

As an official partner, Dubai Chamber will represent and support the interests of the UAE business community at Expo 2020, the World’s Greatest Show of human brilliance and achievement, helping to connect them with international businesses, innovators, investors, and international chambers of commerce [...]

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November 16, 2019

Global Women’s Forum Dubai 2020 to explore ‘The Power of Influence’

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Global Women’s Forum Dubai (GWFD) will take place from 16 – 17 February, 2020 at the Madinat Jumeirah. Hosted and organised by Dubai Women Establishment (DWE) and building on the theme “The Power of Influence”, the Global Women’s Forum Dubai aims to highlight dynamic women across governments and the business world, as well as their significant impact and valuable contributions across the global economy and society.

The Forum aims to focus on the importance of adopting policies and building partnerships that heighten women’s [...]

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November 9, 2019

Hamdan bin Mohammed leads first Dubai Run on Sheikh Zayed Road featuring 70,000 participants

Sheikh Zayed Road transformed into race track for Dubai Fitness Challenge

Dubai witnessed a spectacular display of community, solidarity and enthusiasm for life this morning, with the city’s artery Sheikh Zayed Road transforming for the very first time into a thumping race track for Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019. Residents and visitors of all ages and abilities numbering 70,000 came together to make history and take part in the inaugural Dubai Run.

Spearheaded by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, the event featured two courses to ensure it is highly inclusive – a 5km [...]

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November 7, 2019

Dubai Tourism drives destination appeal among UK audiences at World Travel Market 2019

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) highlighted the emirate’s ongoing commitment to its third largest source market at the 40th edition of World Travel Market (WTM), one of the leading global trade events for the travel industry, held in London from 4 to 6 November 2019. Dubai Tourism exhibited alongside a delegation of more than 60 trade partners across travel and tourism, hospitality, leisure and entertainment to showcase new destination insights as well as the diverse events and festivals sector in efforts to further boost British tourist arrivals over the next year. The Dubai stand served as an immersive representation of the city’s modern, [...]

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November 7, 2019

Mohammed bin Rashid appoints Ahmed bin Saeed to temporarily oversee Meraas and Dubai Holding

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has appointed His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum to temporarily oversee Dubai Holding and Meraas, replacing Abdulla Al Habbai.

The move is part of a fresh strategy to explore new expansion prospects for both groups, and identify further opportunities to maximise growth by leveraging their diverse assets and investment portfolios. The appointment seeks to further consolidate the strong brand profile and leading position of the two groups both in the Arab world and globally. The move is also aligned with Dubai’s evolving growth strategy that seeks [...]

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October 20, 2019

Maintaining financial sustainability of Dubai is top priority, says the Head of the Department of Finance

The Director General of the Government of Dubai’s Department of Finance (DoF) Abdulrahman Saleh Al Saleh said that the continuous improvement in the performance of Dubai’s public budget over the last five years has been driven by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s directives, to maintain the sustainability of Dubai’s financial system, stimulate greater entrepreneurship and investment through economic stimulus measures and further enhance Dubai’s competitiveness as a global investment hub.

Al Saleh said that capital expenditure on infrastructure projects in Dubai, especially projects [...]

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October 9, 2019

Dubai’s foreign trade in IT & telecoms doubles in ten years, valued at AED 231 billion in 2018

Statistics released by Dubai Customs, in conjunction with Gitex Technology Week 2019, showed that Dubai almost doubled its foreign trade value in IT and telecom industry over the past decade, recording a growth of 97% from AED 117 billion in 2009 to AED 231 billion in 2018.

In the first half of 2019, trade in IT and telecoms went up 3% year-on-year to reach AED 118 billion compared to AED 114 billion in the corresponding half last year. Imports accounted for AED 60 billion, exports were up 15% to AED 875 million, and re-exports up 8% to AED 57 billion.

China is Dubai’s largest trade partner in IT and telecom market with a share of AED 32 billion, followed [...]

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October 7, 2019

Dubai Health Authority Adopts CPT® Code Set to Enhance Standardized Medical Service Reporting

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) announced an agreement today that will support the standardized exchange of medical service data throughout the Emirate of Dubai. The agreement provides the DHA a license to use Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®), a comprehensive code set copyrighted by the AMA, that enables interoperability, reporting, measurement, analysis, and benchmarking of medical services and procedures across Dubai’s healthcare system.

His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority said, “The introduction of CPT coding is another milestone for the health system in Dubai. It will [...]

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