It will feel like 56 degrees in UAE today

With no showers in the city in the past few days, UAE residents have no respite from the heat in UAE. Mercury will continue to soar across the country over the next three days with the weather being hot to very hot in general, partly cloudy and hazy at times. Clouds will increase over some […]

Dubai non-oil economic growth index slips slightly

A key measure of Dubai’s private non-oil economic health dipped slightly in July amid lacklustre employment growth but suggested nonetheless that there was still growth momentum in the emirate. The Emirates NBD Dubai Economy fell marginally to 56.3 in July from 56.5 in June. A reading below 50 suggests that the non-oil economy is generally […]

Dubai Customs handles 12m passengers

The first half of the year has been so busy for the Dubai Customs’ passenger operations department at the Dubai International Airport. Official records showed that the emirate’s oldest department has dealt with around 12 million passengers in the first six months of this year. According to a senior official, they have checked about 18 […]

Economic slowdown hits Mena hospitality sector in first half

The Mena’s hospitality sector is forecast to recover in the second half of the year from the downturn witnessed in the first half due to the global economic slowdown and an uptick in hotel supply, according to global consultancy EY. “The hospitality market across Mena continues to be affected by the drop in oil prices and […]

Outlook looks grim for Qatar’s banking sector

Credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has changed the outlook on Qatar’s banking system to negative from stable due to the weakening operating conditions and continued funding pressures facing Qatari banks. The rating agency’s new outlook for the banking sector also captures the potential weakening capacity of the Qatar government to support the country’s banks. […]

Dubai Expo 2020: All you need to know

It is a global destination for millions of people to share ideas, showcase innovation, encourage collaboration and celebrate human ingenuity. They are organised every five years and last for six months. The first World Expo was held in 1851 at London’s Crystal Palace and was known as The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All […]

Here is how to cut waiting time at Dubai government departments

You can now avail services of all government departments in the municipality centers using Dubai Municipality’s Green Ticket. “Dubai Municipality has completed the development of green ticketing services so that customers of the municipality’s centres can book appointment of all government departments who offer their services at the municipality centres,” said Abdullah Abdul Rahman, director […]