Business

Boao countdown: strength in diversity

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The Boao Forum, set to take place in Dubai on November 23, embraces China’s growing cooperation with outside territories. Could growing trade ties with the Middle East, combined with an appetite to diversify its capital bases, see the country embrace Islamic finance?

Business

Boao Forum countdown: room to grow

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Hongbin Cong, managing director, Invest Dubai, explains why boosting mutual understanding between the business communities in Dubai and China is the key to realising true bilateral trade and investment potential

Art & Culture

A written wonderland

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The launch of an international writers centre ensured that the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is set to be a cultural force that reaches far beyond Dubai

Business

Boao Forum countdown: Islamic economy debrief

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Economic luminaries from China are set to descend on Dubai on the 23 November for the Boao Forum, in which Asia’s investment in the Islamic economy will be comprehensively discussed. V Shankar, CEO of Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas at Standard Chartered – and one of the speakers at the 2014 Boao Forum – makes the important point that the Islamic economy is crossing religious and cultural boundaries to become a global way of doing business for people of all nations

Business

Boao Forum countdown: financing the future

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Xiyu Yang, vice president of the Institute of Boao Forum for Asia, tells Vision why China and Dubai need as close a relationship when it comes to finance as they have in trade, and why Dubai is important for all of Asia’s sustainable development

Art & Culture

The art of dressing

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London's up-and-coming fashionistas descended on Dubai for an exhibition exploring the evolution of dress in November. The three-day symposium included an exploration of the UAE's burgeoning role in the international fashion world. 

Lifestyle

All the smarts

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A new book about the lives of Emirati women provides a unique insight into the achievements of the UAE’s female population

Business

Boao Forum countdown: Chirag Shah

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The Boao Forum for Asian Financial Cooperation Conference takes place in Dubai in November. The three-day event will see government, public and private sector leaders convene to debate the most pressing issues facing Asian countries, and promote economic integration among member states. Chirag Shah, chief strategy and business development officer, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), discusses the strong business and trade ties between Asia and Dubai, and describes his hopes for the forum

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