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Abdullah Alajaji on how Driven Properties is scaling new heights

Real Estate Moguls: Meet Abdullah Alajaji founder & CEO of Driven Properties

Being part of Forbes Global Properties highlights Driven Properties’ exceptional track record in the luxury real estate sector

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Fastex announces opening of its new office at Dubai World Trade Center’s One Central

The expansion and the location demonstrate Fastex’s dedication to growth and integration within the Dubai business landscape

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DXB sees passenger traffic soar in 2023, welcomes 86.9 million travellers

DXB is poised for continued growth in 2024, with initial forecasts anticipating 88.8 million guests

DIFC company registrations surge by 34% in 2023

DIFC says company registrations rose by 34% in 2023

The financial hub said 1,451 new companies commenced operations in the centre last year, the highest number of new registrations in 20 years

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Why you should invest in Dubai’s real estate: 11 advantages

As global markets navigate economic uncertainty, Dubai’s growing real estate market is proving to be a safe haven in times of turbulence

Dubai among top cities to see high growth in prime residential property in 2024

Here’s why Dubai prime properties will continue to see high returns in 2024: Savills

Dubai led prime residential capital value growth, increasing 17.4 per cent in 2023, versus the average 2.2 per cent across the 30 cities monitored by Savills

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World Governments Summit Day 3: Shah Rukh Khan, Sultan Al Neyadi, Hatem Dowidar on stage

Global leaders in sectors such as space, entertainment and tech will speak on Day 3 of the World Governments Summit

Dubai hosts world’s first rooftop proposal

Love took a flight: DXB hosts world’s first rooftop proposal

Anastasiia and Dmitry scaled the roof of Concourse B at DXB to profess their love against the unparalleled views of the Dubai skyline

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Dubai unlocks Dhs500m to fuel SME growth, here’s how firms can apply

A dedicated specialist will conduct a comprehensive review of the applicants’ business followed by the joint steering committee’s review for inclusion in the initiative

Empower’s annual revenue up 8.7% in 2023

UAE’s Empower posts Dhs3bn in full-year revenue

The Dubai-listed firm proposed a final dividend of Dhs425m for 2023, which will be paid by April 2024

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World Governments Summit Day 1: Nvidia’s Jensen Huang in Dubai

The 11th edition of the annual conference is expected to see participation from multiple countries and businesses

Dubai’s RTA, Joby partner to launch flying taxis by 2026

Flying taxis to connect DXB, Palm Jumeirah by 2026

A partnership between the RTA and Joby could see passengers being flown at speeds of up to 322km per hour between DXB and Palm Jumeriah

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UAE rains: Remote work for public sector workers on February 12

The meteorological authority has issued an advisory urging residents to observe safety protocols, particularly in areas prone to heavy rainfall

DEWA posts Dhs29.2bn in full-year profit

DEWA’s full-year revenue jumps 7% on water, electricity demand

The system demand for power surged to 56.5 TWh in 2023 while water demand grew by 5.2 per cent to reach 144.1 billion imperial gallons

In numbers: Dubai real estate registers best-ever performance in 2023

The value of real estate transactions exceeded Dhs634bn with the number of transactions reaching over 166,400 real estate transactions in 2023

Dubai hosted 17 million international visitors in 2023

Dubai welcomed 17 million international visitors in 2023

The tourism sector’s performance closely parallels Dubai’s 3.3 per cent GDP growth in the first nine months of 2023

7 reasons why investors can't resist Dubai's real estate sector by Espace's John Lyons

Seven reasons why investors can’t resist Dubai’s real estate sector

High rental yields, demand for luxury homes and return on investments, here’s why investing in Dubai’s property market is appealing, explains Espace Real Estate’s MD

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Dubai breaks ground on landmark cancer hospital

The cancer hospital slated to open in 2026 marks a significant step toward providing advanced and accessible treatment for the disease in the UAE

Decoding the anatomy of a Dhs600m Dubai property price tag

Earlier this year, Raffles The Palm Dubai announced the listing of the emirate’s most expensive penthouse. We talk to the team behind the listing to explain its valuation.

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Dubai’s RTA invests Dhs350m to upgrade nol system

The upgrading of the nol system is one of the key deliverables of RTA’s Digital Strategy Roadmap 2023-2030 launched last December

DIEZ unveils Dhs500m venture fund to finance tech startups

Dubai unveils Dhs500m growth initiative to support SMEs

The initiative is open to all SMEs founded in Dubai and is designed to empower businesses to expand internationally

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The secret to succeeding in the UAE’s competitive real estate landscape

The UAE’s real estate sector presents multiple avenues for success, but before entering the market investors must weigh various aspects based on past and present growth patterns as well as future prospects

Emirates NBD posts Dhs21.5bn in full-year profit

Dubai’s Emirates NBD posts 65% rise in 2023 earnings

The Dubai-based lender proposed a dividend of 120 fils per share for last year, doubling the amount paid to shareholders in 2022

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UAE Golden Visa: Dubai makes major change to property down payment requirement

The UAE introduced the golden visa programme to allow for a 10-year residency to encourage exceptional individuals and foreign investors to establish deeper ties to the country.

UAE President establishes AI and Advanced Technology Council

UAE President establishes AI and Advanced Technology Council

The council will contribute to the continued development and prosperity of the post-hydrocarbon economy

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Holiday Inn Dubai Business Bay now open, debuts open lobby concept

Set in one of the most central areas of the city, the Holiday Inn Business Bay is an ideal choice for corporate and leisure travellers looking for easy access to Dubai’s business and recreational landmarks

Royal Caribbean, MSC suspend cruises due to Red Sea woes

Royal Caribbean, MSC cancel cruises due to Red Sea crisis

The Red Sea crisis has slowed trade between Asia and Europe and raised concerns about an escalation of the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza

Road-toll operator Salik to build two new toll gates in Dubai

This is where Dubai’s new Salik gates will be located

The two gates will be located at Business Bay Crossing on Al Khail Road, and Al Safa South on Sheikh Zayed Road

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Dubai eyes solar-powered rail buses in future transport mix

Two MoUs were signed with two companies that specialise in developing and manufacturing transportation systems, as well as designing mass transportation solutions for zero emissions

Saudi Tadawul Group acquires 32.6% stake in Dubai Mercantile Exchange

Saudi Tadawul Group acquires 32.6% stake in Dubai Mercantile Exchange

The trading platform will be rebranded the Gulf Mercantile Exchange and expand in energy, metals and agricultural products as part of the deal