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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 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

Starbucks Caramel Macchiato
08:01 GMT
(press release)

Starbucks marks the approaching New Year by offering its winter favourites, the Caramel Macchiato and Hot Chocolate beverages which will give a warm feeling to each winter day.

January 7, 2014

SEHA HealthSystem
09:46 GMT

The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company PJSC (SEHA) today announced plans to introduce its new, more secure, patient registration system called “ scan.

Epicor Software Corporation
09:15 GMT
(press release)

Epicor Software Corporation announced the results of a new Chief Information Officer (CIO) survey conducted in the Middle East, India and Africa.

January 6, 2014

Jamal Abdulla Lootah, CEO, Imdaad
10:21 GMT
(press release)

Imdaad has renewed its agreement with Strata Management Services LLC, a subsidiary company of Nakheel, to provide FM services for International City’s Owners Association buildings.

January 2, 2014

Jeddah expects at least one million people to attend the 30-day shopping festival (Courtesy of the Saudi Gazette)
12:19 GMT

Jeddah is holding its third annual shopping festival from January 10 until February 8. More than one million people are expected to attend.

December 31, 2013

Dubai's 2014 Shopping Festival will run until Feb. 2 (Courtesy of Dubai Shopping Festival 2014)
09:42 GMT

The 19th annual Dubai Shopping Festival starts Thursday and will end February 2nd

Analysys believe that over the long-run Saudization will be a positive for the retail sector. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
06:43 GMT

Saudization will lead to a short-term slowdown in the Retail sector due to lower demand and higher wages pressuring margins, NCB Capital said in its Q4 update report on the Saudi Retail secto

December 30, 2013

Dubai Duty Free is one of the most profitable in the world (Courtesy of Emirates 24/7)
12:11 GMT

Dubai Duty Free will cross $2 billion in sales in 2014.

During the event
10:33 GMT
(press release)

Tamkeen, as part of its efforts to enhance its support programmes and services, announced today the launch of its second nationwide public opinion survey.

December 29, 2013

The Saudi retail sector index jumped over 50 percent in the first nine months of 2013 (Shutterstock)
14:09 GMT

Saudi's retail sector was reported to be one of the "best performing sectors" in Saudi markets in 2013.