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Dubai’s Private Sector Is Inching Towards Steady Growth Again

Dubai's private sector showed a solid performance in November, recording a third consecutive month of growth apparently helped along by some new job creation as well.Retail is proving to be the most... (contd.)

UAE Retailers Are Being Warned Against Fudging Prices Ahead Of VAT

Inspectors are reportedly already monitoring retail prices ahead of the introduction of the VAT, which comes into force in the UAE on January 1, 2018.This means that retailers in Dubai who begin charging VAT... (contd.)

Yep, The UAE Is Adopting Tech Faster Than The West

HSBC’s new global research report, Trust in Technology, which includes research from over 12,000 people in 11 countries, finds people in the UAE are ahead of the West when it comes to... (contd.)

The UAE Is Sending Four Emirati Astronauts Into Space

The United Arab Emirates has launched a program to select four citizens to be astronauts representing the UAE in space exploration, Dubai's ruler has said.“On this day, a new chapter in our history begins... (contd.)

Saudi’s Non-Oil Private Sector Is At An All-Time High

November data from Emirates NBD Saudi Arabia PMI signaled a strong upturn in the Saudi Arabia non-oil private sector.Steep output and new order expansions contributed to the latest positive result.Meanwhile, foreign demand... (contd.)

Saudi Doubles Down On Saudization In The Retail Sector

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labour and Social Development has begun the process of fully nationalizing jobs in the kingdom’s gold and jewelry industry.The move, which will make it illegal to employ foreigners... (contd.)

A New Deal Seeks To Economically Empower Somali Youth and Women

Silatech, a Qatar-based social development organization, has signed a MoU with Qatar Fund for Development and the Federal Government of Somalia on an initiative aimed at uplifting the lives of Somali women.The collaboration aims... (contd.)

UAE-based Incubator Hunts For Drone Tech Startups With New Competition

UAE-based Krypto Labs has launched a worldwide search for the best unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) innovators through a drone technology startup competition.Krypto Labs is currently forming a high-profile jury committee comprising international UAV experts... (contd.)

A Hyperloop Connection Between Abu Dhabi & Al Ain Is Now A Step Closer To Reality

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) plans to announce the results of the feasibility study for a route connecting Abu Dhabi and Al Ain cities via Hyperloop technology very soon, the company’s co-founder and... (contd.)

VAT Is A Go In The UAE As Registration Opens For Tax Agents

The UAE's Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has opened the registration process for anyone interested in working as tax agents or providing tax accounting software in the country, the FTA said in a press release.Businesses... (contd.)
Rumi Quotes to light a fire under you

10 Quotes By Rumi To Inspire You To Take That Leap

Whether it’s taking that giant leap of quitting your job and finally starting your own business, or going ahead with a new, bold project. Perhaps you’re craving a change of scenery. It... (contd.)
Fundraising while Female

Starting Up Is Tough? Try Fundraising While Female In The MENA Ecosystem

There is no shortage of bullish headlines lauding the rise of the female entrepreneurs in the Middle East and the growing support from the public and private sectors to fund female entrepreneurs.  But... (contd.)
The majority of MENA professionals want to be entrepreneurs

Here’s Why MENA’s Professionals Crave Self-Employment

It's no secret that entrepreneurship is driving economic growth globally, and the MENA region is no exception.As it stands, 71% of MENA professionals would prefer to own their own businesses, according to... (contd.)

Working Nights? Your Heart Could Be In Danger

The study, published in the US journal, JAMA, showed that nurses who worked at least three nights per month have a 15% to 18% increased risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD), the... (contd.)

5 Reasons Why MENA Businesses Should Be Investing In The Arts

You might not have thought of it before, especially here in a region where art doesn’t often get the spotlight in all the noise, but it’s been proven that businesses who collect or... (contd.)

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