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360-DIALOGUE UNDERSTANDING TOMORROW CONSUMER TODAY

Date: Wednesday, 7 July 2021 — Time 11:00 – 12:30 pm (GST) About The Event The customer journey has evolved, and consumers expect brands to deliver seamless and holistic experiences across all touchpoints. The experience must be delivered from pre-purchase all the way through product use to after-sales. In order to convince the customers to leave the comfort of their homes, businesses need to reset their strategies towards more unique instore experiences. But will the brick and mortar experience survive the rising tide of e-commerce? What is the consumer of tomorrow looking for? In this …

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Al Wasl dome and Burj Khalifa light up to celebrate 100 days until Expo 2020 Dubai welcomes the world

Marking 100 days to go until the whole world gathers in one place, Expo 2020 Dubai is using its cutting-edge projection and display technology to light up Al Wasl dome. With excitement building for the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, more than 250 laser projectors lit up the world’s largest 360-degree projection surface to stunning effect. The celebrations continue this evening, when Expo 2020’s Official Hotel and Hospitality Partner, Emaar Hospitality Group, will light up the Burj Khalifa at 2020 and 2220 GST. Running …

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Construction of Dubai’s Dh500m Mars Science City to begin next year

Academic City has been chosen as the new location of the Martian simulation city, which could be as big as 24 football pitches Construction of the world’s largest Mars simulation city is to begin in the Dubai desert next year, with completion and the start of operations scheduled for 2024. The Dh500 million ($136.1m) Mars Science City was announced in 2017 but has been stuck in the design phase since, because officials at Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre had yet to secure land that would allow for expansion. The city was initially to be built …

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UAE’s resilience ranks it 9th globally for economic competitiveness despite the pandemic

Stable economy and handling of the health crisis helped the Emirates avoid pandemic-induced swings that affected other countries The UAE retained its rank as the ninth most competitive nation in the world for the second year in a row, maintaining its position as the only Arab country among the top 10, despite Covid-19 headwinds, according to a survey by Switzerland’s International Institute for Management Development. The IMD World Competitiveness Ranking 2021 measures the prosperity and competitiveness of 64 countries based on economic performance, government efficiency, business efficiency and infrastructure, as well as a survey of executives operating …

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid praises UAE resilience and solidarity in face of Covid-19 threat

Vice President and Ruler of Dubai says the country was united to tackle one of humanity’s biggest challenges Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid praised the UAE’s decades-long investment in its infrastructure for helping it to weather the storm of the Covid-19 pandemic and emerge as a more resilient nation. The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai said the spread of the coronavirus around the globe was “one of the biggest challenges humanity has faced in its known history”. Sheikh Mohammed’s remarks came in the Emirates Group’s annual report. In it, he praised the public and private sector for their …

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Expo 2020 Dubai, United Nations Global Compact join forces to enhance global, collective impact of sustainable business

Expo 2020 Dubai and the United Nations Global Compact are joining forces to hold a Sustainable Development Goals Business Forum during Expo’s Global Goals Week (16-22 January 2022), to unite businesses and spur further action towards a sustainable and inclusive future. Announced today at this year’s UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, the collaboration reflects a shared and urgent commitment to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and drive meaningful change. Spotlighting the work of the UN Global Compact – the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative – the business forum will examine how the global community …

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Expo Dubai mette il turbo al real estate negli Emirati Arabi

Dubai e gli Emirati Arabi sono il nuovo centro mondiale del business. Expo, che sarà ospitato dal prossimo 1° ottobre proprio a Dubai, sarà il primo grande evento globale dopo la pandemia e rappresenterà una vetrina imperdibile per le aziende italiane e mondiali.  Durante il webinar “Dubai: una straordinaria opportunità per il Made in Italy”, organizzato da EFG CONSULTING, si è sottolineato che per le aziende italiane, che escono da un periodo di grande crisi, il Medio Oriente, e nello specifico Arabia Saudita, Emirati Arabi Uniti e Kuwait, rappresentano un’opportunità unica.  Tra questi, gli Emirati sono il Paese principe, sicuramente …

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First images of Abu Dhabi’s Abrahamic Family House under construction released

Aerial footage shows work on the huge project on Saadiyat Island is well under way Construction work is well under way on the Abrahamic Family House, Abu Dhabi’s multi-faith place of worship. New images show the foundations of the church, mosque and synagogue being built on Saadiyat Island. The names of the three houses of worship have been revealed as Imam Al Tayeb Mosque, St Francis Church, and Moses ben Maimon Synagogue. The project, which also includes a cultural centre, will welcome visitors to worship, learn and engage in dialogue. A fifth of the project is …

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Dubai to add 600MW of clean energy capacity in 2021

Emirate aims to generate 75% of its total power from clean energy sources by 2050 Dubai is planning to add 600 megawatts of clean energy capacity in 2021 through new solar installations amid plans to boost its renewable energy capacity. The emirate will also commission the first stage of the 300MW fifth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in July, Dubai Media Office said on Sunday, citing a statement from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. The entity will also commission the world’s tallest concentrated solar power tower at 262.44 metres with …

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The UAE is elected to the UN Security Council

The UAE has been elected unopposed to the UN Security Council for the 2022-2023 term by winning 179 votes out of the total 190 cast by the General Assembly members. The emirates will replace Tunisia in the Asia-Pacific slot when the mandate begins on January 1, 2022. The 75th session of the General Assembly was held on Friday in New York to elect five new non-permanent members to the Security Council. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said the “election of the UAE to the …

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DUBAI: una straordinaria opportunità per il Made in Italy

WEBINAR – 9 giugno 2021 ore 10:30 EFG CONSULTING, quale referente esclusivo della Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry ha organizzato per il 9 giugno prossimo un webinar dedicato a tutte le imprese italiane interessate ad approfondire la conoscenza del mercato degli Emirati Arabi Uniti e ad intercettare le opportunità di business legate all’Emirato di Dubai. Gli Emirati Arabi Uniti, oltre a rappresentare un importante mercato di sbocco per l’export italiano, manifestano tradizionalmente una spiccata propensione all’acquisto di beni e servizi targati “Italia” e ospiteranno dal prossimo 1 ottobre 2021 EXPO 2020 a Dubai, il …

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Shurooq unveils new beach development projects valued at Dh197m

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced the launch of two new beach development projects, worth a total of Dh197 million, to develop the emirate’s retail, tourism and hospitality infrastructure. The upcoming Dh110 million Al Luluyah Beach project, located on the eastern coast of the emirate in Khorfakkan, and the Dh87 million Al Hira Beach project in Sharjah city, will include facilities suitable for all visitors, children’s playgrounds, restaurants, cafes and retail outlets. The Al Luluyah Beach development plans also includes a women-only beach, public beaches, and swimming pools These plans were recently …

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DUBAI: una straordinaria opportunità per il Made in Italy

WEBINAR – 9 giugno 2021 ore 10:30 EFG CONSULTING, quale referente esclusivo della Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry ha organizzato per il 9 giugno prossimo un webinar dedicato a tutte le imprese italiane interessate ad approfondire la conoscenza del mercato degli Emirati Arabi Uniti e ad intercettare le opportunità di business legate all’Emirato di Dubai. Gli Emirati Arabi Uniti, oltre a rappresentare un importante mercato di sbocco per l’export italiano, manifestano tradizionalmente una spiccata propensione all’acquisto di beni e servizi targati “Italia” e ospiteranno dal prossimo 1 ottobre 2021 EXPO 2020 a Dubai, il …

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Here’s how Abu Dhabi plans to superposition itself as a high-tech hub

Abu Dhabi is building a research and startup hub to compete on the world stage—and even has its own qubit-powered computer in the works. For the emirate’s R&D chief, it’s no mere box-ticking exercise. ABU DHABI’S RESEARCH chief is anything but coy about the emirate’s ambitions in technologies like cryptography and autonomous robotics. Faisal Al-Bannai, secretary general of the Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), heads an organization that—while only formed in 2020—is already wise beyond its years, thanks to a massive, ongoing recruitment drive for researchers. It’s all part of the UAE capital’s bullish aim to …

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Healthcare, pharma, EdTech, agritech among Sharjah’s high-growth sectors

The webinar, held in partnership with the China Offshore company, also highlighted Sharjah’s competitive advantages in providing an impressive growth and expansion platform to China, showcased in the wide range of services offered by Invest in Sharjah.  Continuing its to drive new and diversified investments into the emirate, the Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah), operating under the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), organ-ised the Sharjah China Business Webinar on Thursday as part of its participation at the 11th China Offshore Summit organized virtually this year. Participating Chinese businesses and investors were introduced to …

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UAE created about 250,000 jobs in retail, finance, tech and telecoms in 2020

Growth in these sectors occurred despite a contraction in the global economy last year The UAE created about 250,000 jobs in the retail, finance, technology and telecoms sectors in 2020 despite the Covid-19 pandemic that hit global trade and severely affected the labour market. The country, the second-biggest Arab economy, added 100,000 jobs in the retail and e-commerce sector and 148,000 jobs in the finance, technology and telecoms sectors in 2020, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, said in a tweet on Saturday. “Crisis management creates opportunities … and crises in …

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Dubai launches pilot green hydrogen project as part of Expo 2020

The project is based at Mohammed Bin Rashid Solar Park Dubai inaugurated its first green hydrogen plant at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the site of the UAE’s biggest solar facility. The pilot project, developed by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Expo 2020 and Germany’s Siemens Energy, aims to demonstrate how to produce hydrogen from solar power, as well as how to store and re-electrify the clean fuel. The green variant of the fuel is produced entirely from renewable sources. The plant has been built to accommodate future applications and test platforms …

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ATM 2021: Light at the end of the Covid-19 travel tunnel, says Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid

Vice President and Ruler of Dubai says staging Arabian Travel Market event brings hope Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, UAE Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday said there was light at the end of the tunnel for global tourism. Sheikh Mohammed said Dubai hosting the “mega-tourism event”, Arabian Travel Market, showed how the industry was surging back after Covid-19. More than 60 countries took part on Sunday, the start of the four-day conference, which is the first in-person international travel and tourism event since the onset of the pandemic. “Dubai welcomes the world as global …

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Good crisis management helped UAE grow during pandemic: Sheikh Mohammed

What’s the secret to sustaining the economy during a pandemic? According to the Ruler of Dubai, good crisis management. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, took to Twitter on Saturday to share the nugget of wisdom after it was revealed that foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country had risen by 44 per cent in 2020. “Despite the UN’s estimates that global foreign direct investment flows decreased by 42% in 2020 over COVID-19, the UAE witnessed 44% growth in FDI flows in 2020, compared to 2019, …

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Libri: ‘Emirati, nulla è impossibile’;guida al business in Eau’

S’intitola ‘Emirati: Nulla è impossibile – Guida al nuovo centro mondiale del business’ il nuovo libro di Giovanni Bozzetti, docente universitario, imprenditore e manager, esperto di marketing strategico e processi di internazionalizzazione Nel volume, edito da Mondadori (pagine 304, euro 18,90), Bozzetti spiega dall’interno i meccanismi che stanno facendo degli Emirati Arabi Uniti il nuovo centro mondiale del business. Il motore che spinge la storia e lo sviluppo degli Emirati Arabi Uniti e’ la ricerca dell’eccellenza in ogni ambito. Il continuo superare se stessi, l’incessante desiderio di valicare i limiti di cio’ che l’uomo puo’ …

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Dubai ranks on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Where to Travel Next: 2021 Hot List”

“Vision 2021, the United Arab Emirates’ new national agenda, pledges to focus on sustainable development, environmental preservation, and clean energy” In Dubai, there are plenty of ways for travelers to see these new eco-initiatives up close, beginning with the Sustainable City, which will be a net-zero-energy-metropolis within the metropolis where parking spaces are shaded by solar panels, biodome greenhouses allow for urban farming, and a buffer zone of trees purifies the air.  Stays like Hotel Indigo are pushing to recycle all wastewater as restaurants such as Boca offer ever-shifting menus featuring ingredients like Emirati kingfish …

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Delegates give big thumbs up for Expo 2020 Dubai

‘Expo 2020 Dubai is set to be a cultural and commercial extravaganza’ As the countdown ticks towards Expo 2020 Dubai, participating countries have given a stirring endorsement to the event, saying they are confident of the emirate’s capabilities to host the world’s greatest show. As Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General, Expo 2020 Dubai, said last summer: “When we come together as one, humanity knows no limits. Our promise still stands — connecting minds, creating the future.”And more than 370 delegates representing 173 of the Expo’s 190-plus participating countries, who …

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Dubai to host first in-person travel & tourism event in the world since the onset of the pandemic

62 countries represented on exhibition floor such as KSA, Germany, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Thailand, Indonesia, Egypt, South Korea, The Philippines, Malaysia, Maldives and Israel 67 conference sessions featuring 145 local, regional and international speakers New hybrid format first time in ATM history; in-person at the DWTC from 16-19 May and virtually from 24-26 May Health & safety measures top priority for organiser Reed Exhibitions Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2021 has reconfirmed that Dubai will host the largest in-person travel & tourism event in the world, since the onset of the pandemic last year. Now in its …

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E-commerce freezone Dubai CommerCity opens new facilities as part of first phase launch

The new facilities include office spaces as well as e-commerce logistics units and multi-client warehouses New e-commerce freezone Dubai CommerCity (DCC) has launched 470,000 sq ft of new facilities as part of its first stage, it announced on Sunday. Spread across 2.1 million sq ft in Dubai’s Umm Ramool area, the Dhs3.2bn development claims to be the first dedicated e-commerce freezone in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region. Divided into three main clusters – business, logistics and social, the freezone aims to attract global and regional manufacturers, as well as distributors …

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