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?

Revealed: World’s top 10 most and least expensive cities in 2018

Singapore has emerged as the most expensive city while Damascus was ranked as the cheapest

Revealed: World’s top 10 best and worst passports for travel in 2018

The UAE has risen 11 positions in the last year and now ranks 27th globally on the annual index

Closing the Gulf’s gender gap

Female participation in the workplace has been a key development marker for many Gulf states in recent years, but how much are things changing?

Blockchain’s big ambitions

It’s the technology everyone in Dubai is talking about, but can it live up to the hype?

Explained: Dubai’s new off-plan property purchase law

Robert Mitchley details what the new law means for buyers of off-plan property

The UAE’s new healthcare paradigm?

At a roundtable meeting hosted by Gulf Business, three leading healthcare professionals discussed what needs to be done to move the industry into a new era

Huawei’s next big step

Chinese technology firm Huawei believes its latest device can set it on the path to smartphone domination

Taking off: The 2017 Dubai Airshow

Dubai’s Airshow lived up to its high reputation after a tough two years for the Gulf carriers

The rise of waste-to-energy in the GCC

With regional waste levels on the rise and dependency on fossil fuels being forced into the background, waste-to-energy is a good fit for the GCC’s future energy needs

Dubai’s innovation showcase

This year’s GITEX Technology Week proved to be a key barometer of the emirate’s progress in becoming a digital hub

Why Saudi may struggle to repatriate assets after corruption crackdown

The anti-corruption committee detained princes, tycoons and ministers last weekend

New Saudi mega city NEOM is Crown Prince’s desert dream

Future reforms are expected to cut subsidies, raise taxes, overhaul an outdated education system

Lack of women in Middle East workforce hinders growth

More women than men go to university in the MENA region

Checking the pulse of the Dubai real estate market

Amid a mixed forecast, this year’s Cityscape Global conference was, as usual, a key indicator of the health of the Dubai real estate market

Embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Attendees at this year’s Sharjah FDI Forum learned how the world’s next big step forward would have an impact on investment and our daily lives

What to expect at Gitex this year

The annual Gitex Technology Week reflects the region’s mounting emphasis on digital transformation

Smart cities: Is the GCC seeing the transformation?

From less traffic congestion on roads to connected healthcare systems, smart cities are hoped to revolutionise the way the region functions

Eight cyber security principles needed to protect the public

Why it is important to protect the ‘digital aqueducts’ of society

The GCC’s automotive downturn

The Gulf’s automotive market is going through a tough period as the broader regional downturn hits consumer spending

Why China sets an example for Saudi’s MSCI inclusion

China’s inclusion in MSCI’s main indices can provide lessons for Saudi Arabia

The changing face of the workforce

New technology is leading to dramatic shifts in the way companies operate

Is Saudi’s bold vision taking shape?

Heralding major reforms, Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 programme was launched with much gusto last year. Has there been significant progress?

What digital payment regulation means for the UAE

The UAE Central Bank is introducing a new initiative in line with global movement on digital payments

Navigating financial market fluctuations in the UAE and worldwide

Here’s how brokers should deal with market volatility

All you need to know about the UAE’s tax administration system

The UAE recently issued a federal law for Tax Procedures

Taxing tobacco in the GCC

As the GCC begins implementing an excise tax on tobacco, industry insiders urge for measures to ensure illicit trade doesn’t flourish

India and the GCC: Bound by history

As India celebrates its Independence Day this month, we look at the changing trade and business links with one of its oldest partners

The digital dilemma for SMEs

With digital transformation continuing to increase in importance for companies, what are the opportunities and challenges facing SMEs?