UAE: Dubai Articles & Analysis

Near-term sentiment is on the rise among Dubai’s business leaders, with the IMF forecasting a healthy GDP growth rate of 4.2% in 2019 for the emirate. While not as exposed as some of its regional neighbours to the effects of fluctuating commodities prices in recent times, Dubai nevertheless stands to benefit from the knock-on effects of higher prices over the last year.

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How has Dubai evolved into a competitive destination for higher education students?

Dubai is seeking to stimulate growth among the emirate’s start-ups with the release of a white paper outlining solutions to improve access to funding, offer greater support and build investment networks for small businesses.

What source markets comprise the largest shares of medical tourists to Dubai?

The UAE’s drive to develop its space research capacity will see a Mars probe launch in 2020, with the country also seeking to boost synergies with global academic institutions and space agencies, in order to strengthen human resources and enhance data sharing in the field.

New financing and financial security channels are likely to help export and re-exporting firms in Dubai cement recent gains and create a foundation for the emirate’s further growth as a retail transit centre.

During the first year of its implementation, what overall impact did value-added tax (VAT) have on consumer demand and operating costs in the retail sector?