Four reasons why copyright is better than trademarking for your UAE startup

For most startups, your unique idea is the thing that’s really going to help you grow, so you want to do everything to protect that

Young Emirati entrepreneur Noora Al Alawi: ‘To fail is healthy’

Al Alawi’s homegrown Dubai-based brand Nuna Atelier is getting the attention of international brands

Is IoT getting more secure in the region?

Sebastien Pavie from Gemalto explains both the perils and potential of the Internet of Things, and how to protect sensitive data

The new Gulf economy

How technological advancements could help secure the long term prosperity of the GCC

Trump warns Saudi on oil prices as focus turns to re-election

Trump’s top priority is being re-elected in 2020 and so he is trying to eliminate all factors that could threaten a recession, writes Reuters columnist John Kemp

Waste-to-energy initiatives across the GCC pick up pace

The region is seeking to reduce the amount of solid waste going to landfills and find alternative energy sources

The many benefits of contactless payments in the UAE

The shift in consumer behaviour is requiring merchants to adapt to changes that could affect their bottom line

How GCC executives should approach leadership in 2019

Does the market manage you, or do you take the lead, asks Nicolai Tillisch

Saudi private jet industry stalls after corruption crackdown

Dozens of planes worth hundreds of millions of dollars are stranded at airports across the kingdom, according to sources

China and the GCC: Rebuilding the silk road

As China seeks to build new trade corridors, the Middle East is emerging as a key connection point

Are the GCC region’s digitisation plans transforming to reality?

Companies in the GCC are starting to implement new technologies despite the current market scenario – or possibly because of it, say experts

A cityscape in flux: The outlook for the UAE property market

As the region’s biggest real estate conference opened its doors, market conditions, new launches and government reforms were top of the agenda

The future of the GCC’s design industry

With the fourth edition of Dubai Design Week taking place next month, we look ahead to the increasingly popular event, and how the region’s design and architecture industries are evolving

The business of sus­tain­a­bil­i­ty

Amid a wider government push, are private sector firms taking sustainability more seriously?

Smart cities: Tackling the urbanisation challenge

Cities in the Gulf and wider world will need to take a new approach to their smart city plans to meet the challenges of urbanisation

How close was Saudi Arabia to buying Tesla?

With privatisation plans now off the table, we investigate how close Saudi’s electric dream was to becoming a reality

The GCC’s booming religious tourism industry

With the annual Hajj pilgrimage at its core, the Gulf region’s religious tourism market has long been a thriving one. But upcoming religious attractions means the industry is looking stronger than ever

Where is Trump headed with his tougher policy toward Iran?

Washington is due to reimpose a first lot of economic sanctions on Iran on August 7

How GCC governments can digitally inspire the Middle East

How the Gulf’s digital evolution can influence its neighbours across the Middle East

Mergers and acquisitions: Ensuring success after the first 90 days

Angelica Carr, founder of Aim Business Coaching, explores how companies can ensure a smooth and swift transition during M&A deals

Five ways to speed up your digital transformation

Practical advice on how to successfully digitise your company

Saudi women are back in the driving seat

The lifting of the female driving ban in June is symbolic in social terms, but there are wider economic benefits that could boost Saudi Arabia in many and varied ways

Keeping your data safe

We look at why data breaches are in the public eye, and what the region is doing to safeguard your private details

The future of free zones in the UAE

By the end of the year, foreign business owners will be able to register onshore in the UAE with 100 per cent ownership. How will this change – and others – impact the GCC’s free zone landscape?

Kuwait: Oil habits are hard to break

Kuwait’s oil dependent economy has struggled to keep pace with developments in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, but with a growing non-oil economy and ambitious development plans, the Gulf state could be turning a corner

How technology is changing the GCC’s logistics industry

The rapid technological advances of recent years have changed the face of the region’s logistics and supply chain sector

Revealed: Top 10 cities with the most and fewest vacation days

Workers in Gulf Cooperation Council cities receive among the most vacation days in the world

The Gulf Business Salary Survey 2018

Following a series of major changes relating to taxation, legislation and economic performance over the last 12 months, Gulf Business explores how the regional pay packet has been impacted

GCC travel and tourism: An industry in transit?

The GCC’s travel and tourism industry is continually in flux, and set for some big changes in the coming months

Cashing out? The future of payments

As digital payments continue to close the gap on cash across the GCC, what is the future of payments in the region?