With the world becoming a local destination, many countries are now opening their doors to residency and citizenship by investment. Europe, with its vast and improving economy is a promising part of the world where opportunities to obtain a second passport are booming. In an endeavour to provide realty buyers personal and professional freedom, the 13th edition of the International Property Show (IPS) will focus on investor programmes for global residence and citizenship.
The Commercial Compliance & Consumer Protection (CCCP) sector in the Department of Economic Development (DED), Dubai, ordered closure of 8,894 social networking accounts that were used to peddle counterfeit goods in 2016. The crackdown was part of protecting trademarks and eliminating practices that are harmful to e-commerce and the sustainability of businesses in Dubai. The Electronic Compliance section in CCCP tracked the fraud and closed down the accounts in collaboration with owners and representatives of the brands that were subject to the infringement. Together the accounts were found to have over 94.5 million followers and 80% were Instagram accounts although other platforms including Facebook and Twitter were also used by the violators.
Dubai Land Department (DLD) will provide support for the Middle East Facilities Management Conference (MEFMA) through its strategic partnership with the Middle East Facilities Management Association (MEFMA). The sixth edition of the conference will take place on 13th and 14th March 2017 at The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina. DLD has confirmed that a delegation of senior management representatives will attend the conference, including H.E Juma Bin Humaidan, Deputy Director of Dubai Land Department; H.E. Marwan Bin Ghalita, Engineer and CEO of the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA); and Mr. Mahmoud Al Burai, Managing Director of Dubai Real Estate Institute. MEFMA Confex 2017 will see an elite group of facilities management decision-makers, pioneers and experts gathering to discuss the latest developments in the field and help shape a sustainable environment to support future socio-economic development.
Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017, which takes place in Dubai World Trade Centre from April 24-27, is set to be the biggest in the event’s 24-year history. More than 30,000 visitors are expected to attend the four-day show, with over 2,800 exhibiting companies, forcing organizer Reed Travel Exhibitions to open up an additional hall this year to cope with the increased demand.
Cuba’s unique colonial past is one of the most enthralling aspects of the country and why so many people head there each year. From the revolution, which shattered relations with the US to it’s incredible 1950s spirit which still lingers today, Cuba’s unique past is what makes it the beautiful and timeless country it is today.
The Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracker Index (DET) eased slightly to 56.2 in February from the two-year high reached in January, according to new data released today by the lender. The DET in February was higher than the average reading for 2016, signaling an acceleration in economic growth at the start of this year. Output and new work growth continued to expand at a very strong rate in February, although the output index eased to 61.0.
Established in 1975, Dubai Islamic Bank is the largest Islamic bank in the UAE by assets and a public joint stock company listed on the Dubai Financial Market. Spearheading the evolution of the global Islamic finance industry, DIB is also the world’s first full service Islamic bank and the fourth largest Islamic bank in the world. The Bank currently operates 90 branches across the UAE, is present in seven markets worldwide and is expanding its global footprint to further grow and develop the industry. Serving close to 1.7 million customers, DIB offers its growing consumer base an increasing range of innovative Sharia compliant products and services.
Dubai Media City, a member of Tecom Group, partnered once more with the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity (Dubai Lynx) to enable the sustained growth of the region’s thriving media and creative communications industry. The annual event for the creative communications industry in the MENA region ran from March 5 to 8, 2017 at Madinat Jumeirah.
His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management, has announced the opening of registration for the inaugural edition of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management (HBM AIPM).
Dubai Parks and Resorts, owned by DXB Entertainments PJSC, is the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination comprising three separate theme parks: MOTIONGATE™ Dubai the region’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park featuring immersive rides and attractions based on Hollywood hits; LEGOLAND® Dubai, a unique, interactive theme park for families which will bring the well-known LEGO® brick to life in a playful learning environment; and Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, a first-of-its-kind theme park that will showcase rides and attraction based on some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters. It will also host the LEGOLAND® Water Park, the region’s first water park catering to families with children aged 2-12.