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Economic View | John Brash, Founder and CEO, Brash Brands, on the role of branding and the diversification of Gulf economies

6 Jul 2016
John Brash
John Brash: Diversification has been a deliberate policy of GCC governments for some time. The drop in hydrocarbon revenues actually shows this to have been apt and robust. So while the doom-and-...

Economic Update | Dubai’s educational rankings on the rise

22 Jun 2016
Dubai education
Rising standards and increasing competition are driving improvements in Dubai’s private education system while also generating stronger revenue streams and laying firmer foundations for sector growth...

Economic Update | Dubai’s shift to digital retail

17 May 2016
Dubai retail
Online shopping is expected to drive retail growth in Dubai in the coming years, though migration toward e-payment remains a stumbling block for some consumers. 

Economic Update | Dubai pursues ambitious public transport targets

22 Apr 2016
Dubai transport
A campaign to reduce congestion on Dubai’s roads and encourage greater use of public transport looks to be yielding results.

Economic Update | Dubai bolsters health credentials

24 Mar 2016
Dubai health
The medical industry in Dubai is set to receive a major boost from the country’s new five-year health care strategy. 

Economic Update | Dubai poised for theme park boom

29 Feb 2016
Dubai tourism
With demand for leisure tourism on the rise, Dubai’s first major theme parks are expected to prove a significant draw when they open for business later this year.