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Dubai sets new rules to get building permits, completion certificates

Dubai sets new rules to get building permits, completion certificates

SIRA approval on security systems now mandatory for all developers, says official

Sobha Group to hand over first homes in new luxury scheme by end-2018

Sobha Group to hand over first homes in new luxury scheme by end-2018

70-unit Quad Homes development announced this week, with private lifts and sky roofs

US giant Amazon said to walk away from deal to buy Dubai's Souq.com

US giant Amazon said to walk away from deal to buy Dubai's Souq.com

E-commerce business is now reportedly seeking other potential investors, in talks with mall operator Majid Al Futtaim

Etihad says not looking to take stake in Germany's Lufthansa

Etihad says not looking to take stake in Germany's Lufthansa

Spokesman for Abu Dhabi airline denies reports that it may take financial stake in rival carrier

Strengthening dirham set to weigh on UAE property market in 2017

Strengthening dirham set to weigh on UAE property market in 2017

Propertyfinder Group says currency moves are making UAE homes more expensive for foreign investors

The client dinner: Segreto, Madinat Jumeirah

Hidden within the maze of corridors and staircases that make...

How to be decisive, despite uncertainty

Don't have all the information you require to make a...

Cars we're looking forward to in 2017

The Detroit Auto Show is the automobile industry's first attempt...

Review: Park Hyatt Dubai's Amara Spa

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Amara...

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Emirates retains title of UAE's best perceived brand
Media»

Emirates retains title of UAE's best perceived brand

Dubai-based airline tops 2016 BestBrand Rankings after return of Jennifer Aniston in its global ads

Dubai Crown Prince approves new maternity leave policy for gov't staff
Politics & Economics»

Dubai Crown Prince approves new maternity leave policy for gov't staff

New rules will extend maternity leave to three months fully paid, effective from March 1

Oman Air plans to double contribution to GDP to $2.3bn in 2017
Transport»

Oman Air plans to double contribution to GDP to $2.3bn in 2017

National carrier sees continued fleet and network expansion despite major reduction in government financial support

UK's largest council targets Qatar in major investment drive
Politics & Economics»

UK's largest council targets Qatar in major investment drive

Birmingham City Council concludes trade visit to Gulf state, a direct response to the UK's Brexit vote

Damac chief sees Dubai property stabilising over next two years
Property»

Damac chief sees Dubai property stabilising over next two years

Chairman Hussain Sajwani says company is looking to expand in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and London

Saudi's largest bank posts 7.5% rise in Q4 net profit
Banking & Finance»

Saudi's largest bank posts 7.5% rise in Q4 net profit

National Commercial Bank says quarterly performance boosted by higher income from commission and investments

Malabar Gold to invest $91m on expansion in Gulf, India
Retail»

Malabar Gold to invest $91m on expansion in Gulf, India

17 new retail outlets planned for UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait

Qatar set to add 50 new cinema screens in 2017
Retail»

Qatar set to add 50 new cinema screens in 2017

Qatar Cinema and Film Distribution Co says new openings follow 35% rise in cinema attendance over last three years

Dubai Properties says 3,000 homes delivered during 2016
Property»

Dubai Properties says 3,000 homes delivered during 2016

Developer says its projects in Culture Village and Dubailand comprised a majority of the handovers

Bahrain's Gulf Air says to open new route to Georgia
Transport»

Bahrain's Gulf Air says to open new route to Georgia

National carrier set to launch flights to Tbilisi from June with three weekly services

Saudi Arabia tells expats to register fingerprints or face problems
Politics & Economics»

Saudi Arabia tells expats to register fingerprints or face problems

Passports Department says failure to register will lead to deactivation of records and loss of services

Australia, China, Malaysia say underwater search for MH370 is suspended
Transport»
Australia, China, Malaysia say underwater search for MH370 is suspended
World's eight richest as wealthy as half humanity, Oxfam tells Davos
Politics & Economics»
World's eight richest as wealthy as half humanity, Oxfam tells Davos
Oil prices will be much more volatile in 2017, says IEA
Energy»
Oil prices will be much more volatile in 2017, says IEA
Why UAE expats want more from a skilled economy
Politics & Economics»
Why UAE expats want more from a skilled economy
Grooming success: Negin Fattahi Dasmal
Style»
Grooming success: Negin Fattahi Dasmal
Drilling down: Dana Gas CEO Dr Patrick Allman-Ward
Energy»
Drilling down: Dana Gas CEO Dr Patrick Allman-Ward
Room for change: AccorHotels CEO Sébastien Bazin
Travel & Hospitality»
Room for change: AccorHotels CEO Sébastien Bazin
Young wheels: Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös
Cars & Boats»
Young wheels: Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös
Markets cheer Saudi deficit-cutting but finances still hostage to oil
Politics & Economics»
Markets cheer Saudi deficit-cutting but finances still hostage to oil
Healthy food to drive growth in retail sector
Retail»
Healthy food to drive growth in retail sector
How to find value in uncertain times
Politics & Economics»
How to find value in uncertain times
Tourism strategies will feed the MICE sector
Travel & Hospitality»
Tourism strategies will feed the MICE sector
Confronting the refugee crisis
Politics & Economics»
Confronting the refugee crisis
Accelerating the reform agenda in the GCC's financial markets
Politics & Economics»
Accelerating the reform agenda in the GCC's financial markets
Interest in affordable housing is rising, says Danube's Rizwan Sajan
Property»
Interest in affordable housing is rising, says Danube's Rizwan Sajan
Private equity activity in Gulf region to increase significantly
Banking & Finance»
Private equity activity in Gulf region to increase significantly
The next wave of digital transformation begins
Technology»
The next wave of digital transformation begins
Tech trends to dominate in 2017
Technology»
Tech trends to dominate in 2017
Global volatility offers a silver lining for GCC's private banking industry
Banking & Finance»
Global volatility offers a silver lining for GCC's private banking industry
Smart cities to get even smarter
Technology»
Smart cities to get even smarter
Sport»
$250k bonus offered for Dubai Marathon world record run

$250k bonus offered for Dubai Marathon world record run

Bonus is in addition to first prize of $200,000, making Dubai the richest marathon race in the world

Travel & Hospitality»
Cé La Vi to open rooftop nightclub in Dubai

Cé La Vi to open rooftop nightclub in Dubai

New venue set to open at Address Sky View Dubai hotel in 2018

StartUp»
UAE's first culinary incubator to help aspiring chefs

UAE's first culinary incubator to help aspiring chefs

Aspiring chefs and foodie entrepreneurs now have a place to showcase their skills and develop their ideas in Dubai.

Transport»
Uber gets first female limo driver in Dubai

Uber gets first female limo driver in Dubai

Taxi-hailing service expects more female drivers join the limo fleet

Photos»
Sport»
First Sandstorm obstacle race set to be held in Dubai desert

First Sandstorm obstacle race set to be held in Dubai desert

Jan 27 event takes place across 5km and 10km distances through four terrains - rock, sand, water and mud

Sport»
Rib injury forces Rory McIlroy out of Abu Dhabi Championship

Rib injury forces Rory McIlroy out of Abu Dhabi Championship

Four-time major champion will start a rehabilitation programme for the stress

Retail»
Visa says card transactions up 5% during Dubai Shopping Festival

Visa says card transactions up 5% during Dubai Shopping Festival

Payments firm says shoppers from UK, Russia, India, Oman and Qatar among most prolific spenders in first 2 weeks of festival

Videos»
Arts»
Broadway musical Cats set to extend run at Dubai Opera

Broadway musical Cats set to extend run at Dubai Opera

Strong demand for tickets results in organisers adding three more nights later this month

Transport»
Emirates launches paid-for access to business, first class lounges at DXB

Emirates launches paid-for access to business, first class lounges at DXB

Entry-level members will be charged $100 for four-hour access to business class lounge

Media»
Starz Play Arabia inks movie, TV content deal with 20th Century Fox

Starz Play Arabia inks movie, TV content deal with 20th Century Fox

Deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution will bring movies and TV to MENA

Sport»
Fawaz Al Hasawi fails to agree partial sale of Nottingham Forest

Fawaz Al Hasawi fails to agree partial sale of Nottingham Forest

Former San Diego Padres owner John Moores was said to have been close to $61m deal to buy majority stake in former European champions

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