Jun 092016
UAE and Saudi Arabia among the world's top 10 developing retail markets

The UAE and Saudi Arabia have been named among the world’s top 10 developing retail markets, according to AT Kearney’s 2016 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI). The UAE, led by Dubai, was ranked seventh in the list and remains an attractive and relatively low-risk market for retailers, with highest sales per capita in the region, said AT Kearney. Its report said mall activity remains strong in the UAE, with Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates opening its 36,000 sq m extension and Majid Al Futtaim’s latest […]

Apr 302015
UAE ranks as the world’s largest donor of foreign aid in 2014

The UAE ranked as the world’s largest donor of foreign aid in 2014, proportionately to its national income according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The Gulf state donated more than $4.9 billion in development aid – accounting for 1.17 percent of its national income. Sweden is in the second position, providing 1.10 percent of its national income, Luxembourg were third with 1.07 percent, and fourth were Norway providing 0.99 percent, Denmark came fifth with 0.85 percent, while the UK ranked sixth […]