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24 Apr 2017

World’s most expensive cities

Do you still think that Swiss cities are the most expensive ones to live in? Have a look at the latest survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit…

1 Feb 2017

UAE to grant visas on arrival to Russian citizens

The UAE will grant visas on arrival to Russian visitors following the approval of a cabinet decree by the Prime Minister, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum...

7 Sep 2016

A one-bedroom flat in Dubai can now be owned for just slightly above $100,000

Sun & Sand Developers have finally launched an affordable housing project for those earning between...

26 Aug 2016

Dubai Opera: opening night nears

A boat-shaped hulk of steel and glass at the foot of Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower – Dubai Opera is all set for its opening on August 31 with a sold-out performance by the King of Opera, Spanish tenor Placido Domingo...

25 May 2016

London and Dubai named most important retail hubs

CBRE, the world’s leading commercial property advisor, has just published its 2016 edition of the “How Global is the Business of Retail?” report analysing the operational networks of 334 leading global retailers across 61 countries covering the vast majority of the world’s economy. According to this report, Dubai retained its position as the second world’s most important international shopping destination for the fifth consecutive year...

11 May 2016

Europe to axe the €500 “Bin Laden” note

The European Central Bank has said it will no longer produce €500 banknotes nicknamed the “Bin Laden” because of their association with money-laundering and terror financing...

19 Apr 2016

Domainers Meet in Dubai

YUP2 Events in association with World Domain Owners Association has announced GCC's first ever International Domain Industry Conference which will be held in Dubai...

24 Mar 2016

How much do the Swiss earn?

Every year, the Department of Economy and Labour of the Swiss canton of Zurich publishes the so-called "Book of Salaries" that contains information about the Swiss salaries in each canton for over 200 professions on about 800 pages. The size of remuneration is calculated depending on age, education, experience, and also the employer. For this reason, the figures provided in the book are given for informational purposes, and salaries are indicated before taxes. Who lives well in Switzerland?...

17 Feb 2016

CIS Global Business Forum started in Dubai

Dubai Chamber is hosting the first edition of the Commonwealth of Independent States Global Business Forum under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Organised under the theme "Ancient Routes — New Opportunities", the Forum will feature vibrant sessions...

23 Dec 2015

No plans for income tax in the UAE

Abu Dhabi: The UAE is not planning to start taxing individual incomes in the UAE, a minister of state said on Tuesday...