Oman’s commitment to building a diversified economy through entrepreneurship and the role of the SME is one of the most sophisticated economic visions in the region. Two VIP round table events in April, led by presenting partner NBAD, demonstrated how ambitious that aspiration really is and created an agenda... Read more
The Bureau Dubai – a social workspace that provides support for local SMEs and entrepreneurs to start, manage and grow their business – has welcomed Knot Standard to join its workspace in Downtown Dubai. Located in Downtown Dubai, The Bureau Dubai was created as a response to the growing... Read more
The UAE Ministry of Economy, through its Foreign Trade Policies Department, organised a technical workshop on the challenges facing foreign trade and investment. The event highlighted the latest international development trends and raised awareness about the UAE’s commercial competitiveness in regional and international markets. Held at Conrad Hotel, Dubai, it... Read more
Dubai witnessed AED 28.6 billion (USD 7.8 billion) in foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2014, with infrastructure development initiatives and the services industries as the major drivers of capital into the Emirate. Estimates by Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI), an agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED),... Read more
The World Free Zones Organisation (World FZO), the global non-profit industry body for free zones, has announced a high increase in membership numbers. Launched in May 2014 under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of... Read more

The Forum is a part of Dubai Chamber’s efforts to enhance trade relations

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Top honour for DED

News March 22, 2015

The intellectual property (IP) environment in Dubai and the efforts of the Department of Economic Department (DED) to protect trademarks have been applauded by COTY – a global leader among beauty brands and consumer franchises. The Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection (CCCP) sector in DED was recently honoured by the... Read more
A day marked in history
Set in the luxurious Etihad Towers, a landmark debate called ‘Masterclass – the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030’ brought together an extraordinary cluster of world-class economists, captains of industry and key Government decision-makers. SME Advisor brings you exclusive insights… The Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 is arguably the most... Read more
According to global advisory services firm International Data Corporation, IT spending by financial institutions in the Middle East & Africa region during 2014 reached around USD 4.3 billion, up 10.8 per cent year-on-year, and experts sees this trend is continuing. This growing trend will be further highlighted during the... Read more
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry honoured global winners of the Youth Business International’s Young Entrepreneur Awards in a glittering ceremony.  The Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 was presented to Viola Lam, an entrepreneur from Hong Kong who is running FS Education, specialising in a unique form of teaching... Read more