October 2019 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

October 18, 2019 186
Emaar Hospitality Group to offer discounts, freebies as Dubai is set to celebrate 12-month countdown to Expo 2020 Emaar Hospitality Group has announced a number of offers and discounts in support of Expo 2020 Dubai’s One Year To Go milestone. On October 20, Expo 2020 Dubai will...

October 18, 2019 140
The survey found the overall hiring outlook in the UAE to be positive with 45 percent of respondents planning to increase their headcount Overall salaries of UAE employees is projected to increase by 4.5 percent across industries in 2020, according to a remuneration survey conducted by...

October 17, 2019 565
Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence will welcome first students in September 2020 Abu Dhabi on Wednesday announced the establishment of the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), the first graduate level, research-based AI university in...

October 17, 2019 209
The UAE's 2019 growth outlook was slashed from 2.8 per cent in April 2019 to 1.6 per cent The International Monetary Fund (MF) on Tuesday revised the UAE's growth outlook downward, in line with a cut in global forecasts for 2019 and 2020, according to the latest World Economic Outlook...

October 17, 2019 249
New research shows average sales prices and rents softened across most communities in the UAE during Q3 A prolonged softening in prices and rents has made the UAE property market more accessible as homes become affordable to more people, according to a new report. Cavendish...

October 17, 2019 214
Islamic finance has been growing at 1.5 times the rate of traditional finance Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region, announced that it has recorded solid growth of 45% in Islamic...

October 17, 2019 180
Most developers in Dubai are looking at completing their projects before Expo 2020 rather than launching new ones Dubai-based developer Emaar Properties is focusing on completing its projects and has accounted for most handovers in the last six months, according to the Property Finder...

October 16, 2019 241
We Tax Refund service is part of Dubai Tourism's China Readiness strategy to grow number of Chinese visitors to the emirate Chinese tourists to Dubai can now benefit from instant VAT refund capabilities at Dubai airports via the We Tax Refund on the WeChat Mini Program. With the...

October 16, 2019 217
UAE Space Agency has announced details of its National Space Strategy 2030 and National Space Investment Plan The UAE Space Agency has announced the details of its National Space Strategy 2030 and National Space Investment Plan. The strategy, recently approved by the UAE Cabinet,...

October 16, 2019 221
Trade and economic ties between Russia and the UAE have witnessed significant growth The UAE is rolling out a red carpet to the Russian President Vladmir Putin today, marking a new chapter in the steadily growing bilateral relations between the two countries. Trade and economic...

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