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Dubai’s VARA, DET to establish market assurance standards for virtual assets

The MoU strengthens VARA’s aim to achieve full transparency and market conduct adherence across virtual asset service providers licenced to operate in Dubai

Dubai Sustainable Tourism Stamp 2023

Dubai Sustainable Tourism Stamp to recognise eco-friendly hotels in the emirate

The Dubai Sustainable Tourism Stamp by DET to showcase the hotel’s adherence to sustainable practices and environmental stewardship


Dubai Tourism, Mastercard launch digital city partnership

The digital partnership will work to accelerate growth across the tourism ecosystem

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Dubai’s DET hosts year’s first ‘City Briefing’, key tourism milestones highlighted

The event, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, highlighted the crucial role assigned to the city’s tourism sector in driving the success of the Dubai Economic Agenda, D33

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Culture and creative industries: Dubai tops global list in FDI projects in 2022

The US, India, the UK, France and Switzerland emerged as the leading foreign direct investors in Dubai’s cultural and creative industries in FDI projects

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Sheikh Hamdan reviews DET progress on Dubai Economic Agenda D33 goals

According to the latest DET data, Dubai recorded an increase of over 30 per cent in new business licenses issued during Q1 2023 compared to the same period in 2022

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Airbnb launches remote working hub in Dubai

Those interested in working and living in Dubai can access the hub for local long-term listings and information on entry requirements and visa policy

Dubai retains FDI top spot

Dubai retains position as world’s top FDI destination in H1 2022

Dubai witnessed FDI inflows of Dhs13.72bn in H1 2022, reflecting a growth of 14.6 per cent compared to the same period last year

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Dubai attracts 7.12 million international visitors between January and June: DET

Dubai tourist numbers closed in on pre-pandemic levels with a growth of more than 183 per cent year-on-year in H1 2022, according to data from DET

Dubai Business licenses in H1 2022

Dubai issues 45,653 new business licenses in H1 2022

Around 55 per cent of the new business licenses issued in Dubai during H1 2022 were professional and 45 per cent were commercial

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Dubai ranks as the world’s top tourism FDI destination in 2021

Dubai’s tourism sector attracted Dhs6.4bn in FDI across 30 FDI projects in 2021


Dubai issued 24,662 new business licences in Q1 2022, up 58% y-on-y

Fifty-seven per cent of the new business licences issued were under the professional category and 43 per cent were commercial

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Dubai issues 55,194 new business licences during the first 10 months of 2021

The figure marks a 69 per cent increase over the same period in 2020 when 32,626 licenses were issued