“In Dubai, I find inspiration”
Every year, the world’s most creative professionals converge in Dubai to showcase a dazzling array of cultural, culinary and artistic experiences. And while a lot of these artists receive appreciation and accolades, there are some that prefer to shy away from the limelight. That’s exactly why this time around we decided to... Read more
Zomato and its appetite for growth
Since its launch in 2012, Zomato has regularly transformed its business strategy to target fresh customers and stay well ahead of its competitors. Now, it prepares for new highs. Rohin Thampi, Regional Director, Zomato MEA, speaks exclusively to SME Advisor… What was the biggest challenge to Zomato’s growth in... Read more
Souq.com – The story that teaches you to dream big
A decade ago, the availability (and utility) of an online marketplace was an unimaginable thought. In 2005, Ronaldo Mouchawar created his version of an online marketplace in the region, which grew to become one of the most popular portals and redefined technology as we knew it. Today, it’s being... Read more
Cloudy or clear skies?
Anthony Butler, CTO, IBM Cloud, MEA, shares compelling insights into the fast-growing cloud services business, and explains why the hybrid cloud is integral to business innovation. In what ways is cloud computing changing from a purely cost-based model to a driver of business innovation? Cloud began as a means... Read more
Tesla: Charging into the Middle East
Elon Musk’s announcement officially introducing Tesla’s zero-emission e-car Models S and X to Dubai is all the rage this week. But why all the hoopla? The Tesla is by no means an easy buy at an estimated price tag of AED 275,000 for the sedan version and AED 344,000... Read more
New health plans launched for SMEs
Oman Insurance Company (OIC) and Bupa Global unveiled a new range of tiered international private medical insurance (IPMI) plans, catered specifically to the needs of SMEs in Dubai. The new products are a result of extensive customer research, which revealed SMEs in the UAE want more flexible products with more... Read more
VAT and your business in 2017

How can SMEs prepare for VAT implementation?

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A look at the semi-autonomous road ahead
As the big debate on driverless cars revs up, Florida-based Eric D. Ruben, Senior Counsel, Clyde & Co. shares his insights on the current scenario and assess the risks moving forward… When the US Transportation Secretary unveiled President Obama’s plan to provide a 10-year, US$4 billion investment in autonomous... Read more
Closing the gap: cash management and your business
Cash is the ultimate SME dream and we have offered advice on several different ways to liberate your business cash flow. In the following feature, however, we speak to Hariraj Subramanian, Executive Director and Head of Cash Product Management at National Bank of Abu Dhabi, and present to you... Read more
On the fast track: Hyperloop
Wolfgang Lehmacher, Head of Supply Chain and Transport Industries, World Economic Forum, comments on one of the most ambitious and disruptive projects the industry has ever seen… Imagine if it only took a day for products to travel over land from China to Germany. It could soon be a... Read more