On Monday 2 May 2016 in the DIFC Courts, Sarasin Alpen (ME) Ltd, the Dubai based affiliate of the Swiss Bank J Safra Sarasin Ltd went into liquidation as a result of its failure to pay its share of the record judgment awarded against it by the DIFC Courts last month.

  • Africa poised to be a US$ 3 trillion economy by 2030, presenting opportunities for Middle East investors

    Global leaders will descend on Dubai for the Africa Legal Network’s (ALN) 4th Annual International Conference on 4-5 October 2017 at the Park Hyatt, Dubai, UAE. The invite-only event will bring together high-calibre and relevant business professionals and government representatives to discuss opportunities for foreign investment in Africa.

  • After 58% Growth in 2017, Instinctif Partners Expands Middle East Team

    Following an exceptional year of growth, leading business communications consultancy, Instinctif Partners Middle East, has marked the start of 2018 by expanding its team with three new hires. In 2017, Instinctif Partners Middle East grew revenue by 58%, driven by a growing client network and the delivery of a series of outstanding campaigns. Key achievements included the successful listing of ENBD REIT on Nasdaq Dubai in March, as well as winning Best Crisis Communications Campaign at the PRCA MENA Awards.

  • Afternoon Tea at Al Bayt | Palace Downtown

    Exquisite palatial décor and serene views of Burj Lake and The Dubai Fountain are what make Al Bayt, our lobby lounge, the ideal location to savour the tradition of the afternoon tea. This relaxing experience takes on an even more special dimension with the inclusion of a rejuvenating 50-minute signature treatment at The Spa at Palace Downtown.

  • Agricultural Bank of China Dubai Branch Starts Operation

    Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) Dubai Branch holds a grand ceremony in celebration of its opening and designation as the RMB clearing bank in the UAE. The Dubai Branch is ABC’s first RMB clearing bank designated by the People’s Bank of China and its second branch in the Middle East after the DIFC Branch. The significant role of the new branch is to improve ABC’s global clearing network, contribute to internationalization of RMB, and support the Belt and Road initiative. The opening of Dubai Branch is one solid step forward of the Bank’s international operation.

  • Ahmad Bin Shafar attends opening of World Green Economy Summit 2018

    Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, attended the opening ceremony of the fifth World Green Economy Summit (WGES), in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Deputy Ruler of Dubai. The Summit is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The Summit is organised by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO), in cooperation with the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX). WGES 2018 is held under the theme ‘Driving innovation, leading change’, on 24 and 25 October at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

  • AIG launches crowdfunding insurance product for investors; Dubai-based Eureeca first to offer investors the AIG coverage

    American International Group (AIG) launched a new insurance product for the fast-growing crowdfunding investment industry. Eureeca, a Dubai-headquartered global crowd investing platform, is the first platform to offer investors the AIG coverage.

  • Airbnb is Just One Part of Dubai’s Sharing Economy


    Within the GCC, estimated spending in the sharing economy has topped $10 billion. While the transportation sector has seen the highest spending at nearly $3 billion, the accommodation section is expected to see the highest rate of growth going forward— whopping 42%. From those registered with sites like Airbnb and and the guests that use the sharing economy for accommodations, this growth rate is exciting.

  • Airbnb Reports Dubai Desert Classic Spike In Guest Arrivals

    Global accommodation marketplace and experiences platform, Airbnb, revealed a major jump in bookings and arrivals to Dubai during the Dubai Desert Classic (24 – 27 January). One of the region’s most prestigious golf tournaments held at Emirates Golf Club, attracts thousands of domestic and international visitors each year. Guest arrivals on Airbnb are set to more than quadruple on the 24th January, the first day of the competition, when compared to average daily arrivals in January 2019.

  • Airbnb's Business Travel Trends for 2019

    Dubai is one of the world’s most vibrant cities, with a range of nationalities and cultures. As a global business hub, Dubai is a growing destination for foreign investment, with Dubai FDI reporting inflow of foreign capital into the emirate of Dh17.7billion in the first half of 2018.

  • Airbus boosts Intersec 2019 with Progressive Comms Technology

    Airbus is showcasing its latest secure communications solutions at this year’s Intersec exhibition in Dubai, the world‘s leading trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection. These solutions are being used by security authorities to safeguard cities, ensure protection for citizens and residents, and respond to emergency incidents.

  • Airbus serves as beacon for future professional communication at CCMENA

    During this year’s exhibition “Critical Communications MENA” in Dubai from 24th to 25th September, new application developers have partnered with Airbus to create secure multimedia solutions for professional communication. For instance, the Finnish companies Varjo, which will showcase their Virtual and Extended Reality solutions, and Nsion, which develops real-time video apps for public safety organisations, will give an insight into the new possibilities of Airbus critical communications platforms.

  • Airbus spruces up the professional communication landscape in the Middle East

    Airbus will conclude its “Critical App Challenge for the Middle East” during the GITEX exhibition 2018 in Dubai from 14 to 18 October and honour the best developers for public safety apps in the region. Since August start-up companies from the region have registered for the Airbus competition to create inventive digital solutions to facilitate public safety’s or companies´ work. This challenge contributes to a digital ecosystem for the secure device Tactilon Dabat, the first Tetra radio and Android smartphone in one.

  • Airport Show 2016 Dubai – large-scale airport projects attract French companies

    Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is organizing its 5th France pavilion at the Airport Show in Dubai from 9 to 11 May 2016. This show is the key event for companies that wish to be involved in the very large number of airport projects in the region.

  • Akuo Energy will install the Sunstyle® solar tiles on the France Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

    By signing a partnership with COFREX (whose main shareholder is the French State), which is responsible for France’s participation in the universal exhibition, Akuo Energy will install the Sunstyle® solar tiles on the France Pavilion.

  • AkzoNobel to keep Ain Dubai at its aesthetic best for years to come

    AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and coatings company, has been selected as the sole supplier of protective coatings for Ain Dubai (Dubai Eye), the largest and highest Ferris Wheel in the world. Keeping Ain Dubai at its aesthetic best for years to come, AkzoNobel’s highly durable protective coatings will ensure that the massive steel structure – one of the most-anticipated leisure attractions set to open this year – will be durable and with sustainable finishes.

  • Al Areesh Club to host month long 30x30 challenge

    In support of Dubai Fitness Challenge and in keeping with the objective to make fitness accessible to everyone, Al Areesh Club will be hosting a month of FREE group exercises and fitness activities at Dubai Festival City.

  • Al Ashram Investments and Aramex Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

    Al Ashram Investments, a Dubai-based leading investment firm, announced today that it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Aramex, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, to build-and-leaseback its new Express Courier Facility in Dubai.

  • Al Basel Consultancy receives ‘Best Suite Productivity’ award from The Address Downtown Dubai Hotel

    Al Basel Consultancy, a prestigious and high end consultancy firm and a member of the Al Basel Group of Companies, has been awarded the ‘Best Suite Productivity’ award by The Address Downtown Dubai Hotel. The award was given in recognition of the company’s significant contributions to the premiere Dubai luxury hotel—helping drive in sales of over AED 50 million since it opened in 2008.

  • Al Bustan Centre & Residence celebrates Eid Al Fitr

    Al Bustan Centre and Residence, the popular hotel-apartment among tourists and businessmen in the heart of Dubai, marked the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan with a traditional celebration where both management and staff gathered to celebrate Eid Al Fitr.