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Get ahead in the Gulf with our networking advice

This month’s guide on how to succeed in the Middle East offers essential tips on business practices and social etiquette The Middle East is rich in opportunity for businessmen and women, but entrepreneurs keen to forge partnerships need to remember that norms and practices can vary from those in Europe or the US. The region […]

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How technology is transforming the UAE-UK trade relationship

A quick look at the latest UAE-UK trade figures might give the impression that the centuries-old relationship isn’t what it used to be. But dig a little deeper and the figures – down sharply from close to £18 billion in 2018-2019 to £12.3 billion in the year to last September – can be explained by […]

‘Savvy’ investors snap up DEWA shares

Plenty of mystery surrounds the listing of Dubai utilities giant DEWA, the Middle East’s largest IPO since the floating of Saudi Aramco in late 2019. When CNBC’s Dan Murphy organised an interview with DEWA’s CEO, he hoped to extricate some details from the infamously secretive boss.  Amid surging shares following news of the float, Saeed […]

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Abu Dhabi sees £2.5bn of property deals in Q1

The volume of real estate transactions in the UAE capital reached AED11.3 billion (£2.5 billion) across 3,304 deals in the first quarter of 2022, official figures reveal. Yas Island, the Abu Dhabi neighbourhood that houses the Formula 1 racing track and several other leisure and entertainment destinations alongside upmarket residential complexes, recorded the largest amount […]