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Dubai plans to revise FDI rules

Dubai's government has announced plans to change its regulations on foreign ownership of business in a bid to attract more FDI.

A united effort

UAE's united aerospace effort sets global standards

The seven emirates that make up the UAE have shown a degree of collaboration in making the country a world leader in the aerospace sector, but that doesn't mean that the competition between them has been anything less than fierce. 

Lucia Dore

View from the Middle East and Africa February/March 2013

There are signs that Dubai's real estate sector is finally recovering, with investor interest particularly focused on the residential market.

A new approach

Dubai's government initiates economic diversification

Dubai's economy has long been dependent on its real estate and tourism sectors but, in a bid to diversify, the emirate has started focusing on logistics, financial services and energy, with government-backed initiatives – including an airport city, a financial free zone and a new solar park – driving the rapid growth of each of these sectors.

Dubai bounces back

Dubai bounces back

The property crash that hit Dubai in 2008 put an end to years of rapid growth. While these wounds are not yet fully healed, the emirate is returning to strength and is retaining its allure to investors as the safest of havens with the finest infrastructure in the Middle East.

Dubai special economic zones

Dubai's free zones: something for everyone

Dubai’s free zones are drawing in businesses unfamiliar with the Middle East, thanks to a combination of an impressive infrastructure, sound business advice being on offer and low taxation. 

Dubai International Financial Centre

Zoning issues in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates has enjoyed an influx of foreign companies capitalising on the incentives of the country's free zones, and competition among the zones is intensifying. But with uncertainty surrounding the draft of a new company law, questions remain about the ease and efficiency of setting up shop in the UAE.

Adel Ali, CEO of Air Arabia

Turbulent times prove a boon for Air Arabia

Adel Ali, CEO of Air Arabia, explains how the global economic downturn has benefited the low-cost carrier, as the increasing number of passengers opting for a cheaper service has allowed it to increase its fleet and service more destinations, putting it on course for continued international expansion.

Qatar Airways soars while competitors splutter

Qatar Airways soars while competitors splutter

The aviation industry was one of the main casualties of the global economic crisis in many regions around the world, but in the Middle East its growth has continued unabated. Central to this growth has been the expansion of Qatar Airways, which, according to its CEO, has no plans to slow down.

Dr Khater Massad, CEO Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority

Ras Al Khaimah reaps benefits of pro-business approach

Led by the efforts of the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority, the emirate has made business attraction a priority. Investors who have heeded the call tell fDi about their experiences so far 

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