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Andrea Zampolini Robertos

Our authentic and contemporary Italian cuisine makes us a ‘Dolce Vita’ venue

Italian fine dining restaurant Roberto’s recently appointed Andrea Zampolini as its managing director, he gives us an overview about UAE’s culinary scene

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Fintech Rapyd becomes first DIFC-registered Israeli company

The company plans to hire 120 employees in Dubai across the R&D, product, operations and HR departments within the next 18 months

The Restaurant

Review: The Restaurant and Marea

Two Italian restaurants showcase fine Mediterranean fare with twists on the classics

DIFC-based Tarabut gateway

DIFC-based fintech Tarabut Gateway receives DFSA licence

This licence marks the first time the DFSA has authorised a firm to provide account information services and payment initiation services activities

New artificial intelligence and coding licence launched in Dubai

The licence offered by Dubai International Financial Centre can also serve as a gateway to obtaining UAE Golden Visas

The Arts Club Dubai

In pics: Arts Club Dubai expands, opens new fifth floor

It comprises a 23,000 sq ft rooftop terrace, a late-night lounge named Vega and a cigar lounge called Oscuro

Former Abraaj managing partner Mustafa Abdel-Wadood fined $1.9m by Dubai’s DFSA

Abraaj, which was one of the biggest private equity firms in the MENA region, went into liquidation in 2019

Revealed: Gulf Business Awards 2021 judges

With the 2021 edition of the Gulf Business Awards set to be held later this month, we introduce you to our esteemed judging panel for this year

Dubai Financial Services Authority provides regulatory framework for future of finance

The DIFC is now home to more than 3,200 companies and nearly 28,000 staff, while the DFSA regulates 521 financial services firms

Dubai’s DIFC records 59% increase in new company registrations in H1 2021

A total of 492 new companies joined the financial centre in the first half of the year

Dubai’s DFSA appoints F. Christopher Calabia as new chief

He will succeed Bryan Stirewalt with effect from October 1, 2021

Dubai regulator DFSA hits ex-Abraaj finance chief with record $1.7m fine

Abraaj, which was headed by financier Arif Naqvi, went into liquidation in 2018

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

New DIFC Innovation Hub to spur fintech ecosystem in Dubai

Plans have already been approved to expand the size of the Innovation Hub four-fold to cover 315,000 sq ft

Dubai’s DME introduces new platform to trade multiple crude grades

Dubai’s DME introduces new platform to trade multiple crude grades

FlexxPay raises $3m in pre-series A round to enhance technology platform

FlexxPay is currently available in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, and will be launched in Bahrain next month

Dubai Financial Services Authority

Dubai’s DFSA fines former DIFC employee $165,000

The authority has also restricted him from performing any function in connection with the provision of financial services in or from the DIFC

In pictures: Landmarks across UAE, region turn red for Hope Probe’s imminent arrival to Mars

The UAE is poised to become only the 5th country ever to enter Mars’ orbit

Crowd investment platform Stake launches in UAE

Users can own a piece of real estate for as little as Dhs2,000

DIFC Winter vibes

Revealed: The music, movie and comedy shows you can catch at Dubai’s DIFC this winter

Movie nights and stand-up comedy shows are free-to-attend at DIFC’s Gate Avenue

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Israel’s Bank Hapoalim signs agreement with DIFC, AGDM

The agreement enables Bank Hapoalim to access banking and innovation opportunities in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia through the DIFC platform

Penta delivers private cloud, cybersecurity, to Dubai’s DIFC clients

Penta services cover startups, SMEs and large multinationals based at DIFC

FinTech firm Ripple chooses Dubai’s DIFC for regional headquarters

Financial institutions across more than 45 countries already use RippleNet

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Financial tribunal delivers verdict against Al Masah; issues statement regarding Shailesh Dash

The tribunal noted that Shailesh Dash exhibited “a formidable mastery of the arguments”

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Here’s how European private bank LLB is looking to grow in the GCC

Gulf Business speaks to Ludovic Pernot, head of Private Banking Middle East at LLB, on the Covid crisis and plans ahead

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New 15,000sqft dining destination to open at ICD Brookfield Place in Dubai’s DIFC

The new destination, called The Guild, will feature eight different home-grown brands and slated to open next year

Dubai’s DIFC FinTech Hive to host new accelerator for redundant employees

ASPIRE hopes to reach 5,000 participants in the next 12 months

Why GCC banks and fintech startups must realign their interests for greater good

Traditional lenders and fintech players can grow simultaneously, offering customers a myriad of services

DIFC-gate

DIFC launches new license starting at $1,500 for startups and entrepreneurs in Dubai

Businesses can secure up to four visas when renting a desk space within the freezone

Dubai’s DIFC FinTech Hive accelerator programme attracts record entrants

Fourth cohort attracts 620 fintech startups from all over the world

Startupbootcamp establishes regional headquarters at Dubai’s DIFC

FinTech ranked first in the region for deals ahead of e-commerce and transport and logistics