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The UAE's small and medium businesses are key to the country's economy (File/AFP)
Small and medium businesses (SMEs) play a vital role in the UAE's economy. Giving them easy access to finance may help boost the UAE's economy, according to a report.

September 13, 2011

The passengers swallowed up the capsules before arriving at Dubai in an attempt to evade customs inspectors
12:18 GMT

Dubai Customs inspectors at Dubai Int’l Airport foiled 3 separate attempts of smuggling drugs stuffed in capsules hidden inside guts of 3 passengers from different nationalities.

11:08 GMT
(press release)

The future of LNG as a viable and sustainable alternative marine fuel for working vessels is one of the most eagerly-anticipated sessions taking place at Middle East Workboats 2011.

Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of the Department of Economic Development
10:52 GMT
(press release)

DED has announced the launch of quarterly Consumer Confidence Index to evaluate consumer impressions on the state of the economy and the key drivers of consumer behaviour.

08:52 GMT
(press release)

Reed announced its final preparations for the world’s entertainment content market MIPCOM taking place from 3 to 6 October 2011.

September 11, 2011

Voting procedures
12:42 GMT
(press release)

The Emirates Identity Authority will deploy its advanced technologies in the Federal National Council (FNC) elections scheduled for the 24th of September 2011.

International Chamber of Commerce
08:39 GMT
(press release)

ICC in partnership with ICC Qatar National Committee and Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry (QCCI) will host the ICC-G20 Regional Consultation for Middle East and North Africa.

ADAC Chairman, Khalifa Al Mazrouei
07:23 GMT
(press release)

Dhabi Airports Company is to be awarded five prestigious ‘Stevie’ trophies at the 8th International Business Awards this year.

Customers relaxing in the coffee shop at Al Barsha Registration Centre of Emirates Identity Authority
07:14 GMT
(press release)

The Emirates Identity Authority has begun to operate a “Coffee Shop” service for customers and staff at its permanent registration centres across the country.

During the visit
06:49 GMT

European Tour officials are already confident of providing a venue in prime condition to welcome the finest players in the world.

September 7, 2011

Hassan Ali Almajed, GOP Director General
12:36 GMT
(press release)

GOP announced that four distinguished speakers from the international and local maritime sector have confirmed their attendance to an industry seminar titled “Addressing Piracy".

Customers in the Mussafah Centre 2, attached to examination and preventive medicine center
11:33 GMT
(press release)

The Emirates Identity Authority, will link ID card registration with the issuance and renewal of residence visas in three Preventive Medicine Centres in Abu Dhabi, Al-Ain, and Khorfakkan this month.

International Chamber of Commerce
11:25 GMT
(press release)

ICC released a Discussion Paper highlighting how a commercially-driven framework has allowed Internet Backbone Interconnection Agreements to fuel the massive growth of the Internet across the globe.

September 6, 2011

DP World
11:24 GMT
(press release)

A charity initiative by DP World staff has raised AED 75,000 to support projects run by the Dubai-based humanitarian organisation, Beit Al Khair Society.

The exchange recorded an average daily volume record of 23,851 contracts worth $ 1.21 billion for the month of August
07:47 GMT
(press release)

DGCX saw a significant rise in trading activity in the month of August, with the Exchange breaking volume records in four products.

Mina Freeport Facility
06:49 GMT
(press release)

Abu Dhabi Ports Company and Abu Dhabi Terminals are pleased to announce the facility upgrade to Mina Freeport and Municipality Harbour located in the heart of Abu Dhabi City.