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Reem Al Hashemy reviews Dubai Police’s preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai (16 February 2019)
Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Director-General of the Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau, met with Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, and members of the Security Committee responsible for security at the Expo 2020




WGEO, UNFCCC to establish regional cooperation centre in Dubai (16 February 2019)
The World Green Economy Oranisation (WGEO) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) recently signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a ’Regional Cooperation Centre’ in Dubai, focused on the Middle East and North-Africa, to enhance the activities in the region.




Customs World develops RIISE, first of its kind customs platform (16 February 2019)
Customs World, a subsidiary of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, created a first of its kind platform based on the accumulative experiences of Dubai Customs.




Trigono Developments Announce Residential Project In Dubailand (14 February 2019)
Dubai based real estate developer, Trigono developments, today announced the launch of its first residential project, The50, in Dubailand.




Hamdan bin Mohammed meets with participants of ’Retail Summit’ in Dubai (14 February 2019)
The two-day summit Is being organised by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with Meydan One under the patronage of the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.




Dubai 2040 plan will be shaped by technologists, artists and innovators (12 February 2019)
Dawood Al Hajiri, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, today provided a view of Dubai’s sustainable future where the emirates will be proactively shaped by innovators, technologists, artists and the public




RTA inks MoU with Skyway Greentech to develop Sky Pod Network (12 February 2019)
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Skyway Greentech Company; one of the pioneering developers of Sky Pod worldwide.




Dubai’s non-oil growth strengthens at start of 2019 (11 February 2019)
Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracker has shown that that the overall growth of Dubai’s non-oil private sector economy quickened in January.




Brokerage House Securities leads Nasdaq Dubai equity futures market activity (11 February 2019)
BHS has also been the most active broker in trading Saudi single stock equity futures since the exchange launched these one month ago on January 9th, 2019, with a share of more than 90% by value excluding liquidity provision.




ICONS Coffee Couture now open at Dubai’s new iconic waterfront destination, The Pointe (10 February 2019)
Icons Coffee Couture, a fashionable lifestyle coffee chain with German heritage, inaugurates its 11th UAE outlet at Dubai’s new iconic destination The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah.




DMCC signs MOU with Government of West Bengal to boost UAE-India trade through Dubai (10 February 2019)
DMCC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation Ltd, Government of West Bengal.




Dubai Investments acquires stake in Globalpharma for 100% ownership (8 February 2019)
In 2014, Dubai Investments divested a 66% stake and had continued to hold a minority 34% equity in the subsidiary.




Dubai Cares celebrates 10th Anniversary of ’Walk for Education’ (7 February 2019)
Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced a spectacular line-up to mark the 10th anniversary of its annual Walk for Education.




DEWA tops Happiness Index for second consecutive year (6 February 2019)
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has maintained its top position in the Happiness Index in the large Dubai government entities category, for the second consecutive year with a 95% happiness level.




DLD launches its real estate promotion plan (5 February 2019)
Dubai Land Department (DLD) launched its real estate promotion plan for the Real Estate Investment Promotion Investment Management Sector during a press conference held today in the presence of HE Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD.




Federal Tax Authority: Donations, Grants and Sponsorships Exempt from VAT Only When Donor, Grantor or Sponsor Has Not Received Benefits in Return (5 February 2019)
The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has outlined the principles that must be applied to ascertain the taxability of donations, grants, and sponsorships, noting that if the donor, grantor, or sponsor has received any benefit in return for such payments




DP World Handles 71 Million TEU and Reports 2.9% Volume Growth in 2018 (5 February 2019)
DP World handled 71.4 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of container terminals in the full year of 2018, with gross container volumes growing by 1.9% year-on-year on a reported basis and 2.9% on a like-for-like basis




Nasdaq Dubai, FTSE Russell announce Saudi equity indices for derivatives trading (4 February 2019)
Nasdaq Dubai and FTSE Russell have signed a license agreement for the exchange to launch derivatives on FTSE Russell’s Saudi Arabia equity indices.




Experts shed light on legal aspects of franchising in the UAE (4 February 2019)
Business owners and professionals in the UAE should be fully aware of local laws that apply to franchising activities and related risks before entering into franchise agreements.




Dubai Tourism highlights its commitment to India at SATTE 2019 (4 February 2019)
Marking the first international roadshow of 2019, Dubai Tourism will be represented at key international trade shows over the next 12 months.




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