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Find out how the love of reading will grow in the UAE

Find out how the love of reading will grow in the UAE

With the UAE looking to open new chapters as a nation, the role of literacy looms larger than ever As the world marks International Literacy Day on 8th September under the theme of Reading the Past, Writing the Future, it’s …

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What you need to know about the new VAT laws

What you need to know about the new VAT laws

A Federal Decree-Law has been revealed on value-added tax (VAT) by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Due to be introduced on 1st January 2018, VAT in the UAE will be among the lowest in the world, at a …

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Pension reforms look to retire outdated system

Pension reforms look to retire outdated system

  A new report has highlighted the urgent need for pension reforms in the UAE, following a workshop in the capital. The Pension Systems in the Arab Region: Trends challenges and options for reforms report, published by the World Bank …

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Everything you need to know about the new tax law

Everything you need to know about the new tax law

A Federal Decree-Law has been revealed on excise tax by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The federal law of excise tax is here but what does it all mean, how will it affect you and what else other …

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Why the UAE stands out in digital development

Why the UAE stands out in digital development

The UAE is a leader in the digital Arabian landscape, according to the results of a key report from the World Economic Forum (WEF). The Digital Evolution Index, collectively compiled by The Fletcher School at Tufts University, Harvard Business School …

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We need to support our farmers – here’s how to do it

We need to support our farmers – here’s how to do it

Future food sustainability is top of the agenda for Abu Dhabi as a new agricultural plan has been launched to encourage the growth of local crops and produce. Announced by the Farmers’ Services Centre, the annual agricultural production plan for …

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Capital shows promising growth in knowledge and technology

Capital shows promising growth in knowledge and technology

The UAE has made significant improvements in the fields of education, and knowledge and technology creation on an international scale, according to a key report on innovation. The Global Innovation Index, collectively published by Cornell University, the European Institute of …

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The latest figures show tourism in the capital is on the rise

The latest figures show tourism in the capital is on the rise

Continuous efforts to diversify the economy and boost local tourism are paying off, if recent figures announced by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) are anything to go by. Visitor numbers continue to rise year on …

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Precious stones and pearls enjoy a surge in the UAE

Precious stones and pearls enjoy a surge in the UAE

With the oil industry continuing to struggle, non-oil commodities have helped pick up the economic slack for most of last year. Making a key contribution were pearls, precious stones and metals, which made a total trade value of AED 13.3 …

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PROGRESS: Sheikh Mohammed reflects on decade in tenure

PROGRESS: Sheikh Mohammed reflects on decade in tenure

HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, posted an open letter to the people of the UAE. The post, shared on professional networking website LinkedIn, aimed to inform and inspire citizens and …

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