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UAE: Dubai to Update Consumer Protection with New Law and Tighter Controls

8 Jan 2020

United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced a number of measures to improve consumer protection, including Cabinet approval of a new consumer protection law and increased inspections of commercial offers...Read More


UAE: Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Introduces New Rules from January 2020

6 Jan 2020

The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) has announced new rules that will come into effect from 2 January 2020....Read More


UAE: Excise Tax on Sweetened Drinks and E-Cigarette Products Now in Force

12 Dec 2019

Sweetened beverages and vaping products will now be subject to United Arab Emirates (UAE) excise duty, effective from 1 December....Read More


UAE: Dubai Enacts New DIFC Intellectual Property Law

4 Dec 2019

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has introduced a new law to protect intellectual property registered in the country and will appoint a new Commissioner to enforce the legislation....Read More


UAE: Authorities Issue New Life Insurance, Family Takaful Rules

19 Nov 2019

The Insurance Authority (IA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has released new regulations covering life insurance and family takaful operations after three years of public consultation....Read More


United Arab Emirates: Market Profile

19 Nov 2019

The UAE has well-established infrastructure, a stable political system, and one of the most liberal trade regimes in the Gulf region. The UAE has been the most successful of the Gulf States when it co...Read More


The United Arab Emirates: Visa on Demand

8 Nov 2019

This page provides general information about visa requirements for Hong Kong residents travelling to The United Arab Emirates. For residents outside Hong Kong, please contact the nearest embassy or co...Read More


UAE: Online Licence Renewal Available for ADGM-registered Firms in Abu Dhabi

22 Oct 2019

Foreign-invested entities registered at the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) can now renew their registration licences using a new online service on the ADGM website....Read More


BRI Agreement Set to Boost Chinese Firms in Abu Dhabi Industrial Zone

17 Oct 2019

Agreement between Abu Dhabi Ports and China's ICBC and JOCIC takes BRI co-operation in the emirate to a new high....Read More


UAE: Virtual Business Licences Now Available for Overseas Investors in Dubai

14 Oct 2019

A new virtual business scheme designed to attract foreign investment was launched by Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, deputy ruler of the Emirate of Dubai on 1 October 2019....Read More


Food and Beverage Logistics in the UAE: A Hong Kong Success Story

8 Oct 2019

In the UAE, fast-growing population and a growing internationalisation and sophistication in consumer preferences has driven a rise in demand for fresh produce. With consumers demanding healthier, mor...Read More


UAE: 1% Fee Waived on Re-Export Deposit Refund

22 Aug 2019

Companies operating in or trading with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will no longer have to pay a 1% fee when seeking a refund for the security deposit paid for the value of temporarily imported good...Read More


Eye on UAE: Thriving Start-ups and Emerging Opportunities

5 Aug 2019

The UAE not only boasts a healthy economy, but the Emirates also has strong infrastructure and extensive government support for entrepreneurs, offering a host of new possibilities for Hong Kong start-...Read More


UAE: New Law to Allow up to 100% Foreign Ownership of Maritime Businesses

25 July 2019

The United Arab Emirates is drafting a new law that will allow up to 100% foreign ownership of maritime companies. The legislation also includes a number of provisions to encourage more foreign mariti...Read More


UAE: 1,500 Government Fees Abolished or Reduced

22 July 2019

The United Arab Emirates is cancelling/reducing government fees on around 1,500 government services as part of efforts to make the business environment more efficient and to attract a higher level of ...Read More


UAE: Cabinet Approves 122 Business Activities Open to 100% Foreign Ownership

11 July 2019

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has opened 122 economic activities across 13 sectors for 100% foreign ownership, subject to approval by each individual emirate....Read More


Delivering High-End Hong Kong Workspace Solutions in the Emerging Markets

24 June 2019

The Hong Kong-headquartered serviced office business, The Executive Centre (TEC), has emerged as a leading flexible workspace provider in Asia since its founding in 1994. TEC’s Global Senior Developme...Read More


UAE: Hong Kong Signs Accord with UAE to Protect Investments

21 June 2019

Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a new agreement to protect and promote investment. The UAE has close ties with Hong Kong and is party to several international agreements with ...Read More


UAE: New Long Stay Residency Visas for Investors and Entrepreneurs

22 May 2019

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has introduced long-term residency visas for expatriates in five categories, in some cases permitting them to reside in the UAE for up to 10 years. The Federal Authority...Read More


UAE: New Authority to Oversee Food Safety and Boost Foreign Investment in Abu Dhabi

14 May 2019

On 24 March 2019, the Abu Dhabi authorities announced that Law No 7 of 2019, on establishing the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA), has been passed....Read More

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