Now, a new hotel classification scheme will allow for more specific designations and rankings, and bring even budget-style hostels onto the quality-control radar.

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Franchising can be one of the most powerful ways to supercharge business growth – and the rich retail potential of the GCC makes the franchise model especially attractive.

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Developments, Trends and what they mean for SMEs

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SME Advisor spoke to two of the region’s acknowledged experts, Joycia Young, Partner, Clyde & Co. and Kellie Blyth, Associate, Clyde & Co.

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SME Advisor is delighted to present the following guide to minimising the dangers, courtesy of Richard Bell and James Fox of Clyde & Co.

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Continuing our series of features on the ever-rising tide of cyber crime, SME Advisor looks at the legal framework for enforcing information security – a vital area, because in 2012, 31% of all attacks specifically targeted the SME sector.

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What are the timeframes and legalities that business owners need to be aware of before they plan their move to Al Maryah Island? Legal expert Stephen Forster at Al Tamimi offers the following guidelines.

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Globalisation is no longer the exclusive province of multinational companies, but a prime target for ambitious SMEs. Al Tamimi’s Stephen Jiew explains what to do…

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For a huge number of SMEs, Cloud computing offers a flexible, attractive and highly practical business solution. Yet it can also open the door to a variety of security and legal concerns – and here, Al Tamimi’s Nick O’Connell reviews the dangers…

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Waldo Steyn of Al Tamimi & Co., provides an analysis of the new competition law governing the UAE, and how it will impact the day-to-day operations of businesses.

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