21 Jumada I 1445 - 5 December 2023
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Al Hogail: Law on selling, leasing off-plan projects is likely to raise investor confidence
Government | Wednesday 20 September, 2023 8:59 am
Minister of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing Majed Al Hogail said that he looks forward to the Cabinet's approval of the law on selling and leasing off-plan real estate projects (Wafi Program), along with the rest of the real estate legislation, to enhance investor confidence in the Saudi real...
MoIAT delegation visits RAKEZ to explore industrial development opportunities
Government | Monday 18 September, 2023 10:20 am
A delegation from the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), led by His Excellency Omar Al Suwaidi, Undersecretary of MoIAT, visited Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) to explore the business ecosystem and identify potential areas of collaboration to enhance the emirate’s...
Dubai Customs foils massive drug smuggling operation
Government | Monday 18 September, 2023 9:34 am
Dubai Customs' Intelligence Department has achieved a significant milestone by intercepting a major drug smuggling attempt via air cargo. They successfully prevented the trafficking of 200,000 restricted narcotics and pills valued at approximately AED6.2 million.This operation is a crucial part of...
Ministry of Municipal Affairs says 1.3 mln commercial licenses issued YTD
Government | Sunday 17 September, 2023 11:46 am
The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and Housing stated that the number of commercial licenses issued since the beginning of this year reached 1.31 million, Al Eqtisadiah newspaper reported.   It added that the licenses include restaurants, services, salons, residential and...
Minister of Economy meets officials, investors from China, Hong Kong
Government | Saturday 16 September, 2023 1:47 am
Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, held talks with high-level officials and investors from China and Hong Kong.During the talks, the two sides discussed ways of enhancing their economic relations and finding new opportunities to deepen the strategic partnership between the two...
GAC files criminal cases against 43 establishments in car market
Government | Saturday 16 September, 2023 1:35 am
The General Authority for Competition (GAC) brought charges against several car agents and distributors, deciding to file criminal cases against 43 establishments in the sector and 24 in other segments. It will also hold investigations into the collusion of eight establishments for SAR 600 million...
12th ‘Building Political Awareness for University Students’ forum explores prospects for enhancing UAE’s parliamentary experience
Government | Thursday 14 September, 2023 1:36 pm
The 12th edition of the ‘Building Political Awareness for University Students’ forum, hosted by the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), spotlighted the progress and achievements that Federal National Council (FNC) elections have made since their inception, underlining the remarkable efforts ...
Trakhees runs more than 9,000 Inspections reporting 132 Violations during the first half of 2023
Government | Thursday 14 September, 2023 11:01 am
The Department of Planning and Development - Trakhees, the regulatory arm of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, intensified its inspections within the scope of retail facilities in its special development zones during the first six months of 2023, which reached more than 9...
Dubai International Chamber further strengthens its presence in Europe with launch of new office in Paris
Government | Wednesday 13 September, 2023 10:28 am
Dubai International Chamber, one of the three chambers operating under the umbrella of Dubai Chambers, has inaugurated a new representative office in Paris to boost trade and investment with France. The launch comes just days after the inauguration of the chamber’s new office in Italy, further...
Partnerships in promising sectors on Saudi-India agenda: Crown Prince
Government | Tuesday 12 September, 2023 1:14 am
Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman said that relations between Saudi Arabia and India are historic and of mutual interest, with the countries working on future opportunities.    "There is a lot on agenda that we are working on, as we...