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A move by the UAE to increase the number of places available at its public universities for the 2017/18 academic year is set to benefit prospective students in Dubai.

Dubai is partnering with both private and public sector players to further develop its health care and medical tourism offerings, following strong performance last year.

Rising arrivals should continue to drive growth in Dubai’s tourism sector as a large project pipeline of hotels and resorts moves forward in the run-up to Expo 2020.

Growing recognition among locally based and overseas companies seeking dispute resolution has seen the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts strengthen its position as one of the world’s leading commercial courts.

Dubai launched the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region’s first fintech accelerator in January, as efforts to update the legal framework for crowdfunding activities in the financial sector also make headway.

Last year saw Dubai’s retail space grow by 26,000 sq metres, though revenues could remain muted this year as slower economic growth and a stronger US dollar impact trading.