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“The recent fall in the oil price is also a warning that the region cannot be over-reliant on energy resources for GDP growth."
January 25, 2015 - 04:55 GMT
The proposed Arab Stabilisation Plan, ASP, would build a regional framework to promote infrastructure investment and create jobs.

July 26, 2012

“Furdha Lantern”, a sizeable lantern placed at Dubai Customs’ main building
12:42 GMT

Dubai Customs has announced a full range of diverse religious activities tailored to address its customers and employees at the main building at Rashid Port and its customs centres.

Turkey border
10:32 GMT

Refugees are smuggled through but Turkey has deemed official borders with Syria too dangerous to stay open.

During the event
06:27 GMT
(press release)

The Community Development Authority has launched the 4th Ramadan Hatta Forum 2012 activities as a part of CDA’s efforts to enhance communication with Hatta residents through a number of Ramadan activities.

July 25, 2012

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry
10:29 GMT

The UAE ranks as the third-most competitive economy in the region after Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the latest study by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry finds.

July 24, 2012

11:31 GMT

Saudi Arabia, the biggest Arab economy, is leading moves towards political and economic cooperation Projects already underway or under study include a customs union, a joint value-added tax and even the introduction of single currency.

Passive smoking campaign
11:26 GMT

The Department of Economic Development in partnership with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched a campaign to create awareness on the dangers of passive smoking.

Syrian workers plant corn seeds in Makseh, in the Bekaa valley.
09:18 GMT

The head of Lebanon’s Farmers Association urged the government to create a maritime route to export Lebanese produce to Gulf markets after the main border crossing was closed to trucks over the weekend.

July 23, 2012

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry
08:36 GMT

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry is inviting its members and representatives of the business community to participate in a series of workshops held as part of the Business Hospitality Programme.

Adnan Sharafi, Emirates Green Building Council Chairman
08:23 GMT
(press release)

Emirates Green Building Council, an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, has launched its Academy page on its official website.

Omar Bushahab, Chief Executive Officer of the Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection Division
06:34 GMT

The CCCP has alerted the Ministry of Economy after it was found that certain hypermarkets in Dubai had increased the prices of essential foodstuff shortly before Ramadan.

July 22, 2012

The bag containing the narco-crystals
10:05 GMT

An Asian man has been caught while attempting to smuggle 3.7 kg of narco-crystals into Dubai through Dubai International Airport's (DIA) Terminal 2.

During the event
07:59 GMT
(press release)

ACT received the 2011 Social Security Excellence Award for Occupational Health and Safety, which is the only safety award of its kind to be offered to companies in Jordan by the Social Security Corporation.

July 19, 2012

Bahrain stock exchange
14:14 GMT

The Bahrain All-Share Index yesterday closed at 1,113.88 points marking a decrease of 2.55 points below its previous closing.

Dubai Chamber
10:08 GMT

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry is once again the venue for the Dubai International Holy Quran Award.

The assessors and Jury Members of the Dubai Quality Award
09:57 GMT

The Dubai Department of Economic Development honoured the assessors and Jury Members of the Dubai Quality Award and Dubai Human Development Award 2011.