Category: Consumer & Retail

25 Jun

  The World Health Organisation states that obesity in the UAE is double that of the world average. This unfortunate statistic has led…

18 Jun expo 2020 dubai business

  Expo 2020 Dubai is the first Expo event held in the Middle East, Africa, or South Asia. It is being treated locally…

13 Jun set up a company in abu dhabi

  In 2015 I wrote an article detailing the differences between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. At the time the main differences between the…

15 Apr retail during Ramadan

Much like Christmas in the West, Ramadan is the Middle East retail industry’s busiest time of year and 2018 will be no…

03 Apr

The United Arab Emirates has a population of less than 10m people with an estimated 88% of that figure attributed to expats/migrants.…

08 Mar

In February 2018 Gulfood…

12 Feb

In my role as a trade and investment consultant, I sometimes deal with first-time business travelers to the UAE, especially women, who ask me…

23 Jan

It has been two months since the successful conclusion of Cohort 3 of the Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) and the application process…

08 Jan

The global spending power of Muslims is expected to reach over $2 Trillion by 2020 and is giving rise to what is…

04 Oct

Ahead of 2018’s introduction of 5% VAT on UAE goods and services, the country has implemented what has locally been monikered ‘Sin Tax’. As…