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Technology will help drive the next wave of growth in UAE

Boost in efficiency with leaner organisations, resources to invest in other areas of growth Commonly, businesses require a great deal of support to process government and corporate transactions such as licensing, leasing, visa issuance and customer care. The level of support received has become a fundamental factor in evaluating any business environment, as it enables companies to get their business …

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Seed capital helps MENA female start-ups take flight

Women are underrepresented when it comes to new business launches and Elissa Freiha – founder of the first female-focused accelerator in the region, Womena – is passionate about pushing the numbers higher. “Honestly, I think this region is the most exciting start-up space globally right now for the simple fact that the potential is still untapped,” she says. “The resources …

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Dubai to cut municipal fees, freeze school costs in stimulus effort

The council also decided to scrap 19 fees related to the aviation industry and waived late payment fees on property registrations for 60 days Dubai’s government said it would reduce municipal fees, scrap some aviation charges and freeze school costs in the latest of a series of efforts to stimulate economic growth, which has been hindered by weak real estate …

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UAE Space Agency reviews new satellite design

The satellite will provide valuable insight into the concentration of nutrients in the coastal waters of the Arabian Gulf The UAE Space Agency, working in partnership with Khalifa University of Science and Technology and the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (Aurak), has reviewed the preliminary design of the MeznSat 3U CubeSat, which is being developed to monitor and study …

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Dubai Aerospace in talks with Airbus, Boeing to place huge order for 400 jets

DAE, controlled by the government of Dubai, is interested in buying Airbus A320neo family and Boeing 737 MAX jets Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, one of the world’s largest aircraft lessors, is in talks to buy 400 jetliners from Airbus and Boeing and is prepared to expand its fleet through acquisition if talks fall through, its chief executive told Reuters on Thursday. …

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Takaful Emarat launches new brand to reflect major digital transformation

Launches a New Medical Product “Personal Health +” Dubai – Takaful Emarat (“the Company”), the DFM-listed Shariah-compliant Life and Health Takaful provider, is pleased to announce that it has introduced a bold new corporate identity to reflect its growing business and digital transformation. The Company has launched the ‘tlife’ brand for its life and health business. The general insurance business, …

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Official Launching Ceremony of Preparation for the Africities 2018 Summit

The theme of the Summit will be: “The transition to sustainable cities and territories: The role of African local governments” The official ceremony to launch the preparation for the 8th edition of the Africities Summit, November 20-24, 2018, Marrakesh, Morocco will take place on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 3:00- 5:30 pm at the Balafrej Hall, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs …

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Gateway Gulf concludes with focus on technology-led future growth

Manama, Bahrain: The final day of investment forum, Gateway Gulf, highlighted opportunities for foreign direct investment being driven by economic diversification across the GCC. At the forum, H.E. Eng. Ibrahim Al-Omar, Governor, Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), spoke about the growing inward investment opportunities in Saudi Arabia and the region: “13 per cent of the world’s trade passes through …

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‘Start Egypt’ discovers entrepreneurs across the country

UK-funded Start Egypt programme has just completed a discovery mission for the country’s future entrepreneurs Supporting innovation and entrepreneurship across Egypt is vital to boost economic development and improve lives Partnering with Techne Drifts and Entreprenelle, Start Egypt has toured nine Egyptian cities as part of its road shows and its female founders’ workshops. Start Egypt experts from Flat6Labs headed …

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Etisalat announces offer for small and medium businesses

Telco offering special data offers for new and existing mobile post-paid customers Etisalat has announced a week-long ‘SMB Festival’ from May 6 to 13, an initiative for small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the UAE. The telco is offering special data offers for new and existing mobile post-paid customers in addition to offers from business partners at the ‘Hello Business …

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