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Healthcare spending will increase over 16 percent in 2014 (File/AFP)
April 16, 2014 - 12:14 GMT
Healthcare spending reached just under $17 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow, says a new report by the U.S.-UAE Business Council.

January 19, 2014

07:39 GMT
(press release)

As part of Tamkeen’s Finance Scheme, Bahrain Development Bank and Tamkeen signed an agreement to increase their Enterprise Financing portfolio by BD10 Million.

United Trophy Tour
05:55 GMT
(press release)

Manchester United, the world’s most popular football team, and DHL, delivered the Barclays Premier League trophy to Doha, Qatar on January 16thas part of a worldwide tour.

January 15, 2014

Ski Dubai
06:01 GMT
(press release)

Ski Dubai, the region’s leading entertainment destination has welcomed 2014 with the launch of its latest unique ride – The Snow Bullet.

January 14, 2014

Dubai Duty Free is planning to launch an online portal that allows flight passengers to purchase goods before they arrive at the airport (File Archive/Shutterstock)
13:39 GMT

For flight passengers heading to Dubai, your next Duty Free purchase could be made online even before you arrive, if you wish says the company's Executive Vice Chairman

During the event
08:53 GMT
(press release)

Tamkeen announces that its current recruitment drive, through which it seeks to increase Tamkeen’s staff size in 2014, is progressing as planned.

Sundance Channel
07:03 GMT
(press release)

OSN has signed a landmark deal with Sundance Channel Global, the international division of AMC Networks, to launch its flagship Sundance Channel HD in the Middle East and North Africa region.

January 13, 2014

"While retail demand [in the other emirates] is growing amidst a rising population, changing consumer trends and high per capita income, demand is far more focused on meeting the immediate needs of the local community.”
21:37 GMT

Unlike in Dubai, mall owners and developers in Sharjah are not rushing to build massive new projects to make full use of a resurgent retail sector.

Julio Romo, Head of Digital within Grayling’s thriving Middle East and Turkey operations
10:15 GMT

Grayling a leading global communications firm, announced today the appointment of Julio Romo as Head of Digital within Grayling’s thriving Middle East and Turkey operations.

Rasasi Perfumes
06:20 GMT

Saudi Arabia is certainly the largest market for fragrances across the entire Gulf, and is worth over $820 million, driven by high disposable income and a burgeoning youth population.

Sean Connor, General Manager at PLUG INS
05:58 GMT
(press release)

Customers shopping at the UAE’s first multi-brand consumer electronics retailer PLUG INS are now guaranteed to win exciting prizes during the Dubai Shopping Festival.

January 12, 2014

Nour Suliman, CEO, DHL Express Middle East and North Africa
09:00 GMT
(press release)

DHL announced that preparations for the Bahrain International Airshow, for which it is the Official Logistics Partner for 2014/2016, are well underway ahead of the event.

January 9, 2014

During the opening
12:55 GMT
(press release)

Glenbeigh Records Management (GRM) has officially opened its facility at Dubai World Central (DWC).

Just Falafel plans to open 160 restaurants in North America over the next five years (Courtesy of CBS)
11:03 GMT

UAE-based restaurant chain Just Falafel will expand to US and Canada starting in 2014, and expects to open at least 160 new restaurants in North America over the next five years.

05:38 GMT
(press release)

Tamkeen announces that it has enlisted a team of distinguished mentors and judges for its Youth Business Plan Competition, “Mashroo3i”.

January 8, 2014

Denny's will operate in nine countries in the Middle East. (Image credit: Wikipedia)
14:33 GMT

DENNY’S has signed a franchise agreement for the development of 30 new Denny’s restaurants in the Middle East over the next 10 years