The UAE and Colombia are poised to accelerate trade and investment across key sectors, including food, IT, fertilisers, and precious metals, following the signing of a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (Cepa). Additionally, Emirates launched a new flight to Bogota, aiming to tap into opportunities in Latin American markets as the Gulf country diversifies its economy away from oil.

Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has given the green light to the ‘Tasreef’ project aimed at improving Dubai’s rainwater drainage network. With a total cost of AED 30B, the initiative stands as one of the emirate’s largest strategic infrastructure undertakings. ‘Tasreef’ will significantly enhance Dubai’s rainwater drainage capacity by 700%, covering all areas of the emirate.

IAN Group is excited to announce its strategic partnership with iAccel Gulf Business Incubator (iAccel GBI), a go-to-market and startup accelerator under the patronage of Dubai SME. This collaboration is set to open up significant opportunities for Middle Eastern investors looking to explore and invest in the thriving Indian startup ecosystem and Indian startups expand their business in the UAE.

Centena Group, a UAE-based multinational conglomerate and leading player in the field of science, engineering, education, and technology solutions, reported significant growth rate of 28 per cent in the UAE, underlining its solid presence in the local market, and an impressive 53 per cent in Saudi Arabia. The company also reported 30 per cent growth globally, demonstrating its commitment to delivering best-in-class technology services to customers around the world.