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How life sciences are delivering on diversifying Dubai

How life sciences are delivering on diversifying Dubai's economy

Having set its sights on economic diversification, Dubai has rapidly established itself as a Middle Eastern hub for R&D, with a particular focus on life sciences.

Ras Al Khaimah looks to challenge Dubai as a UAE tourism hub

Ras Al Khaimah looks to challenge Dubai as a UAE tourism hub

Ras Al Khaimah has natural attractions in abundance but has largely struggled to persuade tourists in the UAE to look beyond Dubai. However, as its visitor numbers increase and a new airport is being developed, the emirate could well be challenging its better-known regional rivals in the not-too-distant future

A strong first quarter for FDI into Dubai

Figures from the first quarter of 2015 show Dubai to be the leading destination for FDI in the United Arab Emirates.

Hotels - staying power

Defying a downturn: the hotel companies that are scaling up

The hotels and tourism sector has been hit hard by the global financial crisis but, finds Michal Kaczmarski, some companies are still expanding, with opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region proving particularly enticing.

Industrial parks

Ones to watch in 2015: the world's most promising industrial parks

Which industrial parks are set to shine the brightest, and why? Karen E Thuermer surveys the assets of industrially focused areas within free zones around the world and explains why they are ones to watch.

UAE Exchange leads Middle Eastern FDI outflows in 2014

Money transfer specialist, UAE Exchange, recorded more than 50 projects in the first three quarters of 2014, making it the most prolific investor from the Middle East in this period.

UAE enjoys month-on-month growth in FDI

Inward investment in the United Arab Emirates witnessed a significant increase in the last few months of the year.

Hyatt checks in to new growth markets

As emerging markets around the world ramp up their tourism offerings, the task of picking out the future stars is a tricky one for the likes of Peter Norman, the senior vice-president of acquisitions and development for the EMEA region at Hyatt Hotels Corporation. He tells fDi why numerous locations in the Middle East and Africa are exciting him.

Middle East looks to logistics

Middle East looks to logistics

Natural resources, namely oil, have fuelled Middle Eastern economies for the past few decades, but the region's location at a meeting point between East and West also gives it a distinct advantage in the logistics field, something many of its countries are cashing in on.

An inclusive prosperity

Ras Al Khaimah ruler looks towards inclusive prosperity

The ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasami, has witnessed the rapid development of his emirate, as well as the UAE at large, in spite of global economic pressures and regional unrest. He tells Courtney Fingar how creating a business-friendly environment for local and foreign companies, and ensuring the people of the emirate play a full part in its success, are key priorities for him.

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