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World Expo 2020 will Strengthen the UAE’s Regional Superiority in Competitiveness

Roshni Wani Thapa

Roshni Wani Thapa

11 Aug 17

Euromonitor International’s United Arab Emirates (UAE) Business Dynamics Country Briefing focuses on the most competitive nation in the Middle East and Africa having a relatively diversified economy and a favourable business landscape. Despite being…

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The Impact of the 2018 Value Added Tax (VAT) on the Food and Drinks Industry in UAE and Saudi Arabia

Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International

30 Nov 16

Intro Expected introduction of VAT in 2018 in 6 countries of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) which includes UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar, comes as a response to low oil prices and Governments seeking to diversify sources of…

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More than Nostalgia: What’s Driving Jollibee's Instant Success in the United Arab Emirates?

Stephen Dutton

Stephen Dutton

16 Sep 16

In direct service to the more than 500,000 Filipino expatriates living and working in the United Arab Emirates, Jollibee opened its first outlet in the Dubai Mall in 2015, and has since expanded to four outlets across the market, with further…

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Fashion Friday: The Path to Purchase Beauty and Personal Care Products the Middle East and Africa

Rubab Abdoolla

Rubab Abdoolla

26 Aug 16

Premium beauty and personal care is driven by the middle and upper-income groups in the Middle East and Africa, but also by aspirational consumers who are looking to align themselves to premium brands and therefore status. This is especially true in…

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Ethical Labels Snapshot: United Arab Emirates 2015

Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International

3 Jun 16

In United Arab Emirates, food and drinks with at least one ethical label accounted for 30% of value sales in 2015. The largest contributors to this were the can be recycled label with US$1 billion, the no artificial preservatives with US$271 million…

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Iran Post Sanctions: What will this Mean for the Food and Beverage Industry?

Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International

30 Apr 16

With the lifting of sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran in January 2016, the country may finally be opening up its markets to the outside world, with several opportunities for both domestic and multinational manufacturers within the food…

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New Era for Gulf-Lebanese Relations

Kinda Chebib

Kinda Chebib

2 Mar 16

Saudi Arabia-Lebanon relations already tense have reached a breaking point when on Friday 19th of February Saudi Arabia halted $3 billion military aid to Lebanon - accusing the prominent role played by the Hezbollah group in national affairs backed…

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Major Consumer Foodservice Trends in MEA

Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International

6 Feb 16

The consumer foodservice industry in the Middle East & Africa region is changing at a fast pace, witnessing a movement towards chained players from traditional independent ones, as well as increasingly adopting health and wellness trends.…

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Why the United Arab Emirates Refuse to Panic over the Falling Global Oil Prices?

Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International

13 Nov 15

The Government of the United Arab Emirates has expressed the opinion that the current global oil price of around US$50 per barrel has many positive effects. Is such a low oil price really beneficial? Low global oil prices do indeed have certain…