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Economic Update | Qatar targets cruise tourism and new markets for sector growth

22 Nov 2017
Qatar tourism
Cruise tourism is fast becoming a key area of focus for Qatar as part of its broader bid to stimulate industry expansion, with the 2017/18 season expected to deliver the best results to date.

Economic Update | Jordan outlines tax reforms as part of efforts to bridge budget gap

21 Nov 2017
Jordan tax
Expected revisions to Jordan’s tax code seek to tackle avoidance and reduce the basket of goods covered by subsidies – measures aimed at cutting the budget deficit.

Economic Update | Bahrain’s real estate sector driven by investment and regulatory reforms

31 Oct 2017
Bahrain real estate
Rising demand for residential and retail development is driving rapid expansion in Bahrain’s real estate sector, with billions of dollars worth of mixed-use projects to be launched in the near future...

Economic Update | International partnership to boost vocational education and training in Abu Dhabi

31 Oct 2017
Abu Dhabi vocational training
Abu Dhabi has moved to strengthen its growing vocational education and training sector, linking with an international risk management partner to improve the emirate’s occupational health and safety...

Economic Update | Promising signs for Sharjah’s real estate sector

31 Oct 2017
Sharjah real estate
Strong demand and a substantial development pipeline are supporting activity in Sharjah’s property market, with year-on-year (y-o-y) sales up by almost half in the first six months of 2017, according...

Economic Update | Blockchain initiative drives Dubai’s fintech development

26 Oct 2017
Dubai blockchain
The Dubai Land Department (DLD) has become the world’s first government agency to adopt blockchain technology for all of its transactions, with the development part of the emirate’s plans to...