“I had no intention of turning this into a business,” Miaser Al Habori said of her furniture company Khashab Design. “It started as a hobby. I like working with my hands, and I thought, I can do that!”
All of the regional countries ranked in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap report fall in the bottom third of the index, which measures 145 states according to factors like women’s economic participation, educational attainment, health and political empowerment
Amazon.com Inc. is in talks to acquire Dubai-based online retailer Souq.com FZ for about $1 billion in a deal that will give the e-commerce giant a footprint in the high-growth Middle East market, according to Bloomberg
Dubai-based business-tycoon Mohamed Alabbar formed a 130 million euro ($138 million) joint venture with Milan-based online retailer Yoox Net-a-Porter to profit from luxury spending in the Middle East, says Bloomberg.
Dubai’s property market is bottoming out as buyers return to the market and the emirate offers an alternative to investors worried about the U.K.’s Brexit vote
Dubai International Airport expects to become the world’s busiest within this decade, overtaking Beijing and Atlanta, spurred on by the expansion of Emirates airline, according to Bloomberg.
There are now a staggering 247 million people living outside their countries of birth and in four Arabian Gulf states – the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait – expats make up the majority of the population.