Why is the UAE so influential when it comes to global luxury retail trends?...

January 25th, 2023

Ask anyone in the world what they know about the UAE and, more often than not, the word ‘luxury’ will be mentioned sooner rather than later. Dubai in particular is... Read More

What can we do as parents to ensure we’re raising our daughters to be fut...

January 18th, 2023

I am blessed to be a woman living in the UAE. In fact, our country is ranked first in the region for gender equality thanks to the many programmes and initiatives in... Read More

Outlook on international real estate for 2023...

January 4th, 2023

The UAE has been fortunate enough to house to a wide range of healthy markets, from tourism and travel to retail. While all sectors flourished in 2022, the nation's... Read More

Sustainable tourism – our vacations needn’t cost the Earth...

December 28th, 2022

Ever since I was young, I have loved to see the world. The prospect of visiting foreign climes has always excited me, but in my younger days I never really considered... Read More

Why and how women’s empowerment is helping to build a healthier business ...

December 21st, 2022

Anyone who knows me will not be surprised to see that I am writing about the benefits of women’s empowerment in the UAE’s business sector. I know from first-hand... Read More

Will prop-tech put an end to traditional real estate?...

December 14th, 2022

As someone who’s passionate about real estate and excited by new technology, I’ve been closely following the emerging prop-tech market. For those unfamiliar with the... Read More

My hacks for improving your work-life balance (using the time you have avai...

November 23rd, 2022

Taking care of yourself should always be a priority, whether in terms of your physical, mental or emotional health. Not only does personal wellbeing underpin our... Read More

Three industries with huge potential for women looking to start their own b...

November 16th, 2022

As a female business leader, I feel honoured to have lived in a nation that has always encouraged entrepreneurs from all backgrounds to flourish. This pro-business... Read More

To what extent is property development becoming more sustainable in the GCC...

November 2nd, 2022

The GCC has successfully established itself as a global hub for sustainable development and practices. Our region is home to several initiatives and projects focused on... Read More

Why does the UAE have so many inspirational women leaders?...

October 26th, 2022

The UAE’s leaders have always championed inclusivity and equality, and these values are still held dear by the majority of the people who call our nation home. Nowhere... Read More

Why luxury brands and premium real estate represent the perfect match...

October 19th, 2022

The UAE represents an immensely lucrative market for luxury brands. According to one estimate, on average, the local population allocates an eye-watering 30% of their... Read More

The rise and rise of women’s sports in the UAE...

October 12th, 2022

It emerged recently that nearly half (45%) of adult sports fans in the UAE prefer watching women’s sports to men’s. Why? Well, in part because 71% of those surveyed... Read More

Blockchain is the future of commercial real estate and here’s why....

September 28th, 2022

Anyone who follows technology news is aware that blockchain is expanding its footprint in a variety of industries, including finance, digital media, and most... Read More

How the UAE has established itself as a global platform for cultural divers...

September 14th, 2022

The UAE has firmly established itself as a global drawcard both for expats and tourists, thanks to its thriving economy, forward-thinking business community, and... Read More

Health check: Is the Middle East’s tourism sector bouncing back after the...

September 7th, 2022

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries are among the most promising travel markets anywhere on the planet. The region made up approximately 6% of the total... Read More

Will the UAE benefit from the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar?...

August 24th, 2022

By any metric, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will be a global mega-event. More than one million visitors are expected to attend the global tournament, which will take... Read More

To what extent have the arts helped shape Emirati culture?...

August 17th, 2022

The UAE enjoys a long and rich cultural heritage, which stretches back farther than many people think. Many ancient artefacts have been uncovered in our country dates... Read More

Are cybersecurity threats on the rise? If so, how can we protect ourselves?...

August 10th, 2022

Society has been moving online for some time. This shift may not always be noticeable from day to day due to its incremental nature, but when we take a step back and... Read More

As demand for sustainable travel continues to grow, what can we do to ensur...

July 27th, 2022

Sustainable travel is big business, and it’s getting bigger by the year. Analysis from Technavio, published in May 2022, shows that the global sustainable tourism... Read More

How the UAE’s 21st Century education sector is creating the innovators of...

July 15th, 2022

In May of this year, the UAE’s Ministry of Education unveiled a forward-thinking strategy to shift the focus of schooling across our nation. As part of the new... Read More

With Europe facing recession, is it time for investors to expand their UAE ...

July 6th, 2022

There’s no denying that it’s been a challenging few years for economies around the world. While few if any international markets have managed to escape the... Read More

Can Dubai hold on to its crown as the Middle East’s most popular travel d...

June 29th, 2022

When it comes to global pulling power, Dubai has long since accounted for the lion’s share of international inbound holidaymakers to the Middle East. Even during a... Read More

What can other nations learn from the UAE’s support for people of determi...

June 22nd, 2022

Citizens and residents in the UAE are fortunate to have a government that is fully committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive environment. Indeed, equality of... Read More

What can the UAE do to cement its status as the best place in the world to ...

June 8th, 2022

This probably won’t come as a shock to those of us who live and work in the emirates, but the UAE is the best place in the world to start a business. That’s not... Read More

Why the UAE is ideally placed to cement its position as the home of elite s...

May 25th, 2022

Not so long ago, if someone had asked you to name a premier global destination for elite sporting events, the chances are the UAE wouldn’t have featured particularly... Read More

Has Expo 2020 Dubai succeeded in keeping the UN Sustainable Development Goa...

May 18th, 2022

Anyone who visited Expo 2020 Dubai – or engaged with its content online – will know that the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remained at the... Read More

When it comes to achieving global travel goals, the Gulf’s tourism indust...

May 11th, 2022

On its official website, the World Tourism Organization describes itself the international agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and... Read More

Could taxation hold the key to achieving the UN’s SDGs?...

April 26th, 2022

As someone born, bred, and belonging to the UAE – a country that has benefitted hugely from its prudent, business-friendly approach to levies – it may seem odd to... Read More

Is this the time for a serious conversation about social media?...

April 12th, 2022

When future historians attempt to identify the spark that ignited our modern era, it seems likely that the advent of the internet will feature among their prime... Read More

Expo 2020 Dubai may be over, but its legacy has only just begun...

April 5th, 2022

At the end of March, after half a year of global collaboration and celebration, Expo 2020 Dubai concluded with a glittering closing ceremony. The UAE has succeeded in... Read More

The UAE’s decision to introduce long-term residency visas is a smart move...

March 30th, 2022

When it comes to encouraging foreign direct investment (FDI), the UAE boasts an impressive track record – especially in terms of real estate. One of the most... Read More

Covid-19 has pushed us ‘further off course’ from our global SDGs, so ho...

March 16th, 2022

As many of you will already know, the global community is rapidly running out of time to achieve the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals... Read More

Let’s mark IWD 2022 by celebrating the incredible women who have contribu...

March 8th, 2022

As the mother of a young daughter, who is celebrating her first birthday today on International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022, I am immensely grateful for the efforts and... Read More

Top seven workout channels that parents and children can enjoy together...

February 23rd, 2022

There’s no getting around it: modern life is busy! While the art of juggling professional commitments with family life represents an age-old struggle, in today’s... Read More

How can we use what we learned during the pandemic to achieve a healthier w...

February 16th, 2022

Striking a healthy work-life balance has been a major challenge for people the world over since time immemorial. It doesn’t matter whether we have families or live... Read More

Wellness tourism: how to plan a vacation that’s good for the soul...

February 9th, 2022

It seems obvious that vacations should offer an opportunity to relax and unwind, but what happens if we take this approach one step further? Well, the answer to this... Read More

High-tech hotels versus back-to-basics accommodation: five things to consid...

January 26th, 2022

The UAE is world-famous for its state-of-the-art hospitality sector, and luxury hotels often grab the lion’s share of the headlines. With a host of tech-empowered... Read More

Does crowdfunding give women an edge in business?...

January 19th, 2022

You could be forgiven for thinking of crowdfunding as a relatively modern concept. In fact, its roots can be traced all the way back to a loan fund established in the... Read More

When to stop renting and start buying your home...

January 6th, 2022

Most people understand the traditional pros and cons concerning the decision of whether to rent or buy real estate. Property ownership is generally considered to... Read More

What can we expect from the world’s biggest real estate markets in 2022?...

December 21st, 2021

As the end of the year draws closer, it’s natural for professionals from all sectors to reflect on what the last 12 months have brought and what the next 12 months are... Read More

Does society rely on family values or are our values shaped by society?...

December 14th, 2021

Ever since the UAE celebrated its first half-century of independence earlier this month, I have been reflecting on what we mean when we talk about family values and the... Read More

Top five high-octane activities for thrill-seekers in the UAE...

December 7th, 2021

To say that it’s been a challenging couple of years for travel and tourism would be an understatement. It’s difficult to think of an industry that’s been hit... Read More

Tired of sports? Time to try something new…...

November 23rd, 2021

For me, one of the most exciting aspects of sport is the fact that we are always creating new and different activities. Human imagination and ingenuity are often... Read More

The future of travel post COVID-19...

November 16th, 2021

We have all been unable to travel as and when we wish as a result of the pandemic. But I’m interested to find out more about how the virus might have changed our... Read More

Fitness and fun beckon as the winter sun shines...

November 2nd, 2021

The move towards exercising online – accelerated by the pandemic – is a good thing. But to me, nothing beats the feeling of exercising outdoors. We all know the... Read More

How can e-platforms help women entrepreneurs in developing countries?...

October 26th, 2021

E-commerce is powerful enough to level the economic playing field for women in emerging economies. There needs to be collaboration between government, the private... Read More

Top performing property markets and why...

October 19th, 2021

I keep a keen, close eye on the global property markets. Here, I'd like to share my research and thoughts on current and predicted growth markets – and a little about... Read More

The future of sports in the region- is the UAE set to become the up-and-com...

October 5th, 2021

As Expo 2020 is upon us, the eyes of the world are also here. Many people who have not visited the UAE or the region before will be doing so over the next six... Read More

Achieving a work/life balance as a full-time working mother...

September 28th, 2021

Talk of work/life balance remains skewed by gender. The onus still falls on women to shoulder the majority of childcare duties in most cases. While the long-term trend... Read More

The biggest challenges women in leadership face and how to overcome them...

September 14th, 2021

It’s 2021, and it still surprises me, given the number of female ministers right here in the UAE, and the increasing number of female global leaders, that there are... Read More

How EXPO 2020 will impact the Dubai property market?...

September 7th, 2021

I anticipate that Dubai Expo 2020 will have a positive, long-term impact on Dubai's real-estate market. After all, if the forecasts hold true, some 25 million visits are... Read More

How does a healthy lifestyle make a successful person?...

August 23rd, 2021

Healthy mind, healthy body, so the saying goes – but I believe health is truly at the root of success. Behind every great woman you’re likely to find a healthy... Read More

Why is women’s education in developing countries important to us all?...

August 16th, 2021

Globally, some 258 million children are out of school, and at risk of abuse or early marriage. A majority of those not in education are female. This is a truly shocking... Read More

London Property Market...

August 9th, 2021

I am lucky to have travelled to many places, but London has long been a favourite place of mine to visit and remains so. Combining my passion for property with my... Read More

The rise of community living and other emerging consumer trends in real est...

April 14th, 2021

Consumer experience is a term that has certainly grown in importance across sectors as organisations look more towards a holistic approach... Read More

Building a Better Tomorrow Through Gender Equality...

February 2nd, 2021

Thanks to the passionate, brave, and relentless efforts of women worldwide, there has been a transformative shift in favour of gender equality in recent... Read More

As the world transforms, so must the real estate industry...

January 10th, 2021

The world is evolving more quickly than ever before. Several megatrends are shaking up the real estate industry, including the rise of the world’s urban population,... Read More

Women are increasingly working in real estate. Here’s why that is a g...

December 9th, 2020

Traditionally, the real estate sector has been considered to be a male-dominated industry, and this perception, while far from reality, is still persistent around the... Read More