Recent Articles by Azam Mahmood Butt

Tourism and hospitality propel the UAE real estate sector ahead

Tourism and hospitality propel the UAE real estate sector ahead

Moving away from oil dependency -- this has been one of the savviest executive decisions taken by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government in the recent past, enabling it to shake off the effects of global slowdowns and propel the economy toward uni...
By Azam Mahmood Butt | Friday, June 3, 2016
How Dubai’s economic growth could outstrip China’s by 2020

How Dubai’s economic growth could outstrip China’s by 2020

Despite the ongoing oil price crunch, Dubai has managed to place itself on the list of a few economies still doing well amid a general global slowdown. It appears the emirate is benefiting from investing in the right places at the right time and enco...
By Azam Mahmood Butt | Friday, February 19, 2016
Why rental demand is up in Dubai

Why rental demand is up in Dubai

You can't keep Dubai out of the news. Be it the wondrous structures the emirate keeps churning out or some hotshot celebrity out and about in the city's sparkling center, Dubai finds a way into the headlines one way or the other ......
By Azam Mahmood Butt | Tuesday, November 17, 2015
5 reasons to invest in the United Arab Emirates

5 reasons to invest in the United Arab Emirates

The tourism industry of the United Arab Emirates is surging ahead in leaps and bounds and shouldering a fast-developing economy that once relied on oil as its main source of income. And the UAE is expected to continue this steady growth well through ...
By Azam Mahmood Butt | Friday, June 26, 2015
How women are using real estate to break international molds

How women are using real estate to break international molds

There are almost as many women in the world as men. So why is it that we see so few as our bosses, GMs and CEOs? A report by Pearl Initiative (PI), titled "Women’s Careers in the GCC" and released in April 2015, revealed that though women almost ma...
By Azam Mahmood Butt | Thursday, May 21, 2015