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    Dubai: Moving into the Middle East’s key trading hub

    Published On: 5 November 2019

    On 29 October Asia House hosted a roundtable discussion for Corporate Members on the Middle East’s key trading hub, Dubai, and how companies can expand their business in the city.

    We were joined by Ayman Al Awadhi, Co-Founder and Group Managing Director of The Corporate Group (CBS), which specialises in market entry and corporate support services. Our second speaker, Ali Hassan, joined us in his capacity as Senior Representative for the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Authority in Europe and North America. DIFC is one of the world’s most advanced financial centres, and the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), which comprises 72 countries with an approximate population of 3 billion and a nominal GDP of US$ 7.7 trillion.

    During the discussion, speakers briefed Corporate Members on understanding the opportunities and challenges that come with developing a business in Dubai. Attendees received advice on the practical aspects of moving into the market, from determining the best legal structures to identifying potential investment opportunities.

    Following the event, Asia House spoke to Ayman Al Awadhi, Co-Founder and Group Managing Director of The Corporate Group, for a more detailed understanding of the situation.

    Watch the full interview below