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How 10-year visas will affect UAE business owners

How 10-year visas will affect UAE business owners The UAE government has created a buzz of expectation with its plans to introduce a 10-year residency visa to attract investors and new talent. The new visa rules, to be in place by the end of 2018, have potentially far-reaching consequences at a time when major developed countries such as the US [...]

These workers can get 10-year visa in UAE

These workers can get 10-year visa in UAE Industry executives say, Technology entrepreneurs, influencers, high-end individual investors and specialists in certain fields such as science, space and medicine would be eligible for the 10-year visa slated to be implemented by the end of this year. The UAE government recently announced that it would issue 10-year visas for professionals and investors and [...]

Ministry of Economy launches UK guide to business in the UAE

Ministry of Economy launches UK guide to business in the UAE The Ministry of Economy in partnership with the Institute of Export & International Trade launched a second edition of its UK ‘Doing Business in the UAE guide’. The guide – which was published in London – is designed to give stakeholders, investors, companies and business owners from the UK and [...]

Time to start future-proofing your job prospects

Time to start future-proofing your job prospects The UAE and the wider Middle East markets are currently undergoing a digital transformation. However, as new technologies and industries emerge, employers are struggling to fill vacancies due to candidates lacking the digital skills they need in today’s jobs market. A recent study by the World Bank estimated that 50 per cent of today’s [...]

Business events to contribute $136m to Dubai economy

Business events to contribute $136m to Dubai economy Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, announced on Sunday. Business events and conventions will attract over 65,000 delegates from around the world to Dubai and have an economic impact of approximately AED 500 million ($136 million). According to DBE, there were 125 successful bids to host business events in the [...]

Fidelity International an asset manager to launch in DIFC

Fidelity International an asset manager to launch in DIFC Fidelity International, an asset manager, will set up an office at the Dubai International Financial Centre, the emirate’s financial free zone, to service its business in the Middle East. The company was awarded a license from regulator, the Dubai Financial Services Authority, on July 17, according to the DIFC’s registrar of businesses, [...]

In UAE, the best high-interest savings accounts

In UAE, the best high-interest savings accounts As US interest rates rise and UAE banks pass this onto local savers, there is finally a reason to get excited about savings accounts again. With global stock market growth likely to slow or even reverse over the next year or so, the balance may just be shifting in favour of holding cash [...]

UAE-based investors must remain vigilant as trade war steps up

UAE-based investors must remain vigilant as trade war steps up It is essential that investors in the UAE avoid complacency in the light of fresh geopolitical fears. Following the announcement this week by the US President Donald Trump administration of tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese imports, global markets have been in turmoil, and should the trade war escalate, UAE-based investors could [...]

Why you should mix business with pleasure

Why you should mix business with pleasure Most of us are conditioned to believe that “business” and “pleasure” are two mutually-exclusive entities, two different ends of the work-life spectrum that should never, ever meet. Though what I have come to discover over the years of running my own companies, generating new business and winning exciting projects internationally, is that the [...]

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