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The Middle East’s share of gold consumption was 6 percent last year, compared with 7.8 percent in 2010
The Middle East will take a bigger share of gold demand as buyers from Kuwait to Saudi Arabia to the United Arab Emirates diversify investments and Dubai nears offering a contract for immediate delivery bullion.

November 15, 2011

During the visit
08:05 GMT
(press release)

Polish Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Beata Stelmach, together with top officials and businessmen from Poland visited the Jebel Ali Free Zone.

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño has made giant strides and is now well placed to fight for a Bonus Pool place in The Race to Dubai
07:01 GMT

Complimentary tickets for the 2011 Dubai World Championship presented by DP World and held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, are available from the website

November 14, 2011

Mohammed Saleh Badri, Acting Director General, ESMA
10:52 GMT

A high-level delegation from Japan Automobile Association visited Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology to discuss various issues.

During the event
09:29 GMT
(press release)

Dubai World Central has presented the progress achieved since the last Dubai Airshow and showcased ongoing development being undertaken to establish a business platform for aviation and logistics companies.

Adnan Sharafi, Emirates Green Building Council Chairman
07:48 GMT
(press release)

Emirates Green Building Council is putting the spotlight on how the construction sector can contribute to sustainable development at The Big 5 exhibition.

November 9, 2011

DP World
12:24 GMT
(press release)

DP World announced that its facility at Qasim International Container Terminal, has expanded its capability to allow it to handle today’s modern, large vessels around the clock.

Hajj arrivals
09:52 GMT
(press release)

Abu Dhabi International Airport handled the arrival of the first pilgrims ensuring a smooth and convenient process for all passengers.

During the event
06:10 GMT
(press release)

Abu Dhabi Airports Company is gearing up for welcoming the anticipated increase in passenger and cargo traffic arriving to Abu Dhabi for the Formula one season.

November 3, 2011

Engineer Saed Al Awadi, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Exports
10:58 GMT
(press release)

UAE firms are expected to increase exports of local products and services to Saudi Arabia’s booming construction sector over the coming year.

Dubai DED Inspectors with BPG Member Representatives at the training session
08:16 GMT
(press release)

The Brand Owners Protection Group (BPG) has strengthened its relationship with the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) by conducting a training session with 10 inspectors from the department.

The Chelsea Pensioners in Bahrain in 2010
07:44 GMT
(press release)

The Bahrain British Business Forum today announced that it will be hosting three of Britain’s war heroes in the Kingdom over the Remembrance Day weekend.

Qatar Chamber for Commerce and Industry
05:59 GMT
(press release)

Sheikh Khalifa Bin Jassim Bin Mohammed Al-Thani, Chairman of ICC Qatar and Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry (QCCI), attended the Summit.

November 2, 2011

Dubai Trade
12:49 GMT
(press release)

Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, Group CEO Port and Free Zones World, and Chairman, Dubai Trade, today (November 2) welcomed the World Bank’s benchmark “Doing Business Report 2012”.

Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of the Dubai Department of Economic Development
12:38 GMT
(press release)

The Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) and Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development organized joint workshops centered on three key topics.

UAE Ministry of Foreign Trade
09:38 GMT
(press release)

The Ministry of Foreign Trade (MOFT) is currently holding the second round of the UAE’s World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Policy Review (TPR) Secretariat Preparatory Meetings with the country’s federal and local bodies.