Month: June 2013

UAE announces €250m support package for World Expo Live

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The UAE has pledged €250 million as part of its bid to host the World Expo 2020. Summary: UAE promised to add a further €250 million (1,224.51 million AED) to host the World Expo 2020 This comes as part of 30.84 billion AED pledged for the event If the UAE wins the bid, it will be… Read more »

What to pack when going to a festival this summer – Part1

Thousands of university students and young people will be planning on going to a festival this summer, hoping to spend a few days with their close friends and listening to their favourite bands. If you’re camping at an outdoor music festival this summer, here’s a list of the most important items you can’t leave home… Read more »

UK buy-to-let market getting stronger

A new report from Select Property, shows that buy-to-let yields in the UK have reached an average of 5.3%*, resulting in many investors moving away from traditional savings plans, and towards real estate.

Jamie Oliver plans to open 2nd restaurant in Dubai

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Dubai prepares for another Jamie’s Italian restaurant to open in the UAE city. Summary: A new Jamie Oliver restaurant is set to launch in Dubai This will be the second Jamie’s Italian in the city The first was opened in 2011 and was the first Jamie’s Italian to launch overseas Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has… Read more »

House prices climb by 0.4% in May

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Property prices increased by 0.4% between April and May. Summary: Property values rose by 0.4% between April and May 2013 House prices rose quarterly by 2.6% compared with the same three months in 2012 This is the biggest quarterly price increase since September 2010 Property values in the UK rose for the fourth consecutive month… Read more »

RAK Free Trade Zone reveals plans to expand by 50%

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Plans are in place to expand the RAK Free Trade Zone by 50% over the next three years. Summary: Office and warehouse facilities in the RAK Free Trade Zone will expand by 50% There are plans to redevelop the area over the next three years Currently, 7,000 companies use the RAK Free Trade Zone The… Read more »

Liverpool revealed as one of cheapest cities for student property rents

Liverpool has been found to be one of the best cities in the UK for student accommodation for those looking for the most cost-effective rental fees. Haart real estate agent released findings ranking British university towns and cities with regards to how much student accommodation typically costs to rent in those areas. It showed that… Read more »

Dubai climbs list of competitive cities for 2025

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Dubai has risen six places in 2025’s list of the world’s most competitive cities. Summary: Dubai has risen six places in a list of global competitive cities in 2025 It now ranks in 23rd position This anticipated growth is a result of its improving tourism, economy and property market Dubai has risen in a list of… Read more »