Global shipyard ends year on high note

DUBAI - A high-level naval delegation led by Commodore Shaikh Saeed bin Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Deputy Commander, UAE Navy, has visited the Dubai Maritime City and Drydocks World’s facilities in Dubai, which has witnessed a huge success in 2010.



GCC plastic production to increase 100% in five years

DUBAI - The UAE and the Gulf countries are set to become one of the world’s largest sources of petrochemicals and plastics products as the oil-producing countries invest heavily in downstream petrochemicals.



Print industry predicts business upturn in 2011

DUBAI - Sign and Graphic Imaging (SGI) Middle East exhibition, taking place at Airport Expo Dubai in January, has received tremendous support from the regional and international marketplace as firms predict an upturn in business for 2011.



Logistics market revenues to reach $16 billion by 2020

DUBAI - The UAE logistics market is expected to witness steady growth this year with revenues reaching $7.5 billion, according to a new study.



UAE carriers see brighter sky ahead

DUBAI - With more than Dh500 billion earmarked by the government for future investments in bolstering aviation infrastructure, the UAE — home to five national airlines with mind-boggling growth strategies — has witnessed a phenomenal growth in civil aviation sector in 2010 despite many challenges.



Offshore centres post faster growth

Offshore centres in the UAE have been recording much faster growth rates than free trade zones thanks to some key advantages



GCC to invest $3tr in infrastructure

GCC countries plan to invest about $3 trillion on infrastructure, leisure and tourism sector by 2020



UAE businesses confident of economic recovery next year

DUBAI - Businesses across the UAE have are confident that the next year will be a turning point in their economic recovery, a new survey from the global HR firm Mercer has found.



Dubai's 2011 export seen up 20 percent

Dubai’s non-oil exports may grow 20 percent in 2011 as new doors to African markets open.



Dubai ideal for re-exporting consumer goods

DUBAI - Dubai provides an ideal platform for re-exporting consumer goods to other markets in the Middle East and North Africa region, a top official of Dubai government said.