The fourth Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference, held at Abu Dhabi’s Sheraton Hotel and Resort, was in many ways very different from the preceding three events in this increasingly popular series. While in other years the sense of challenge and adversity was dominant, this year speakers at the one-day conference were generally much more optimistic and upbeat about market prospects, although a number of potential hazards on the road to full recovery were also much in evidence.
The United Arab Emirates is an important trade hub with a robust economy. TIR (atcuae.ae/tir-system) offers huge potential for improving transit connectivity between ports and borders with free zones and integrating them into the global logistics chain.
Interview with General Manager of St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Rixos Bab Al Bahr, the award-winning boutique beach resort has completely redefined the standard for luxury all-inclusive resorts with its newest launch, the Ultra-All-Inclusive Day Pass that is setting a benchmark of its own in the UAE.
The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) unveiled plans to invest US $45 billion alongside partners, over the next five years, to become a leading global downstream player. The plans were unveiled at the ADNOC Downstream Investment Forum, which took place today in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The event brought together more than 40 CEOs and 800 senior business leaders from the global oil and gas, energy, petrochemical and finance industries, as well as many other sectors.
According to government news outlets, the government of United Arab Emirates has exempted the value-added tax (VAT) on gold, diamonds and precious metals.
The American University of Ras Al Khaimah hosted the 16th UAE Mathday, featuring keynote speakers: Salah-Eddine Kabbaj of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, and Nader Masmoudi of New York University.
Hawkamah, The Institute for Corporate Governance, hosted its annual conference on April 30 at Palace Downtown Dubai. A gathering of leading regional and international corporate authorities, the event drew over 200 attendees and provided the perfect platform for a discussion on the 2018 theme, “Navigating Transformation and Disruptions: Overcoming Governance Challenges”.
Evolving from 10 years of success as the Zayed Future Energy Prize, the UAE’s preeminent sustainability Prize undergoes a strategic refocus
Speaking on World Health Day, Dr Yehia El Gabbani, Hospital Director of Emirates Hospital-Jumeirah, said the UAE healthcare market’s innovative progress make it the leading healthcare destination in the MENA region. The country has seen a surge in new specialised services and treatments for residents and innovative products such as surgical robots, augmented reality systems, and artificial intelligence.