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Police to probe false reports plane crashed into labour camp in RAK

Police to probe false reports plane crashed into labour camp in RAK

An investigation to identify the source of these rumours has been launched, officials said

Mother of Japanese captive begs PM to save son held by ISIL

Mother of Japanese captive begs PM to save son held by ISIL

New video says Japan hostage could be killed in 24 hours

Arabian Business Cafe

What makes a football club truly global?

What makes a football club truly global?

Is it revenue sales, title success or star players...

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Whatever happened to the Palm Monorail?

Whatever happened to the Palm Monorail?

Time for a re-think of the $400m project, says Anil...

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Demanding a fare deal on oil

Demanding a fare deal on oil

Why aren’t air travel costs following oil prices and...

Why a downturn IS a laughing matter

Why a downturn IS a laughing matter

More people are turning to comedy, so does that mean...

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Chinese tourists visiting Dubai rises by 25% in 2014
Travel & Hospitality»

Chinese tourists visiting Dubai rises by 25% in 2014

Emirate recently enabled multiple entry visas for Chinese nationals who plan cruise ship holidays in the Middle East

Stock markets: Gulf bourses edge up on positive Q4 bank results
Markets»

Stock markets: Gulf bourses edge up on positive Q4 bank results

Brent oil, although weaker, held near $49 per barrel

Construction work begins on Shaza hotel in Doha
Construction»

Construction work begins on Shaza hotel in Doha

New 180 room luxury hotel in Doha will be a Sharia-compliant, alcohol-free property when it opens in 2016

Dubai house prices forecast to fall by up to 10% in 2015
Property»

Dubai house prices forecast to fall by up to 10% in 2015

Jones Lang LaSalle says it expects correction this year after prices have risen 56% in the two years to June 2014

Obama meets King Salman to cement ties with Saudi Arabia
Politics & Economics»

Obama meets King Salman to cement ties with Saudi Arabia

US President visits new ruler in a trip that underscores the importance of a US-Saudi alliance beyond oil interests

Etihad set for $61m payday if Aer Lingus takeover bid is approved
Transport»

Etihad set for $61m payday if Aer Lingus takeover bid is approved

Irish carrier’s board has recommended the Irish gov't accept offer from IAG, the parent company of BA

Dubai topples Heathrow as world's busiest international airport
Transport»

Dubai topples Heathrow as world's busiest international airport

Full-year passenger numbers total nearly 70.5m in 2014; forecast to grow to 79m this year, says airport chief

UAE plans new drones law following Dubai airspace alert
Transport»

UAE plans new drones law following Dubai airspace alert

Aviation authority chief says new regulations will be issued 'within days' to control use of unmanned aerial vehicles

Dubai's MAF says revenues up 11% to $6.8bn in 2014
Retail»

Dubai's MAF says revenues up 11% to $6.8bn in 2014

Shopping malls operator Majid Al Futtaim says it plans to double size of business over the next five years

Culture & Society»

Angelina Jolie visits refugees in Iraq

Angelina Jolie has visited Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqi citizens in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to offer support to 3.3 million displaced people in the country and highlight their dire needs.

Cars & Boats»

For sale: European royal carriages

One ex-Royal British Mews Landau Coach was commissioned by King William IV and described by Prince Philip as the “pride of North America”

Gourmet»
Swiss firm launches chocolate academy in Dubai

Swiss firm launches chocolate academy in Dubai

World's largest cocoa grinder Barry Callebaut Group opens first training centre of its kind in Middle East

Gourmet»
Australia's 'Coffee Club' arrives in the UAE

Australia's 'Coffee Club' arrives in the UAE

Cafe concept from Down Under launches in UAE with first outlet in Abu Dhabi's Yas Mall

Photos»
Wellness»
Protein Shakes: The “Whey” forward?

Protein Shakes: The “Whey” forward?

Are the popular drinks supplement a good substitute for a real meal, or a big waste of time?

Gourmet»
Dubai's beach canteen project launches with 10 homegrown restaurant pop ups

Dubai's beach canteen project launches with 10 homegrown restaurant pop ups

Dubai Food Festival concept will take place in Kite Beach from February 6 to 28.

Retail»
Gulf's largest indoor entertainment hub set to open on Pearl-Qatar

Gulf's largest indoor entertainment hub set to open on Pearl-Qatar

Megapolis will include arcades and indoor attractions like golf, bowling, snooker, billiard and darts, plus high tech 3D and 5D games

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Banking & Finance»
Jamie Oliver’s Istanbul restaurant files for bankruptcy after 14 months

Jamie Oliver’s Istanbul restaurant files for bankruptcy after 14 months

Management claim the difficult Turkish economy was to blame, but say it will reopen

Cars & Boats»
McLaren announces new 650S super car

McLaren announces new 650S race car

Designed to celebrate the brand's win in the 24 Hours Le Mans race in 1995

Culture & Society»
Egypt museum admits King Tut's beard broke off and was glued back

Egypt museum admits King Tut's beard broke off and was glued back

The beard broke off when museum workers were changing the lights in its display case

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