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UAE telecom sector opens to fixed-line competition

UAE telecom sector opens to fixed-line competition

Liberalisation follows years of negotiations in which du has been seeking access to larger rival Etisalat's networks

Qatari budgets to include plan to reduce reliance on expats

Qatari budgets to include plan to reduce reliance on expats

All gov’t departments are ordered to include steps for Qatarisation in their 2016 budgets as deficit looms

UAE urged to refocus medical tourism strategy

UAE urged to refocus medical tourism strategy

New report says the UAE will struggle to reach its full potential unless Emiratis stop going overseas for treatment

Emirates inks codeshare deal with Bangkok Airways

Emirates inks codeshare deal with Bangkok Airways

New agreement will see Dubai airline's code added to 19 Bangkok Airways routes to south-east Asian cities

Indonesian maid spared Saudi death sentence for 'witchcraft'

Indonesian maid spared Saudi death sentence for 'witchcraft'

Maid was sentenced to death for but is expected to be returned home after the Indonesian gov’t intervened

Arabian Business Cafe

Europe and its public buildings selfie stupidity

Europe and its public buildings selfie stupidity

Who owns the copyright to a national view?

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Keeping food waste in check for Ramadan

Keeping food waste in check for Ramadan

A recent study by the UN showed that 32.7% of food...

Sometimes it's not all about the bass

Sometimes it's not all about the bass

Imagine a world where the music suited the venue and...

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When being tech savvy isn't cool

When being tech savvy isn't cool

It is time hotels toned down the fancy-yet-impossible...

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Kuwait's Al Ahli gets central bank nod to buy Piraeus Bank Egypt
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Kuwait's Al Ahli gets central bank nod to buy Piraeus Bank Egypt

Al Ahli Bank says it still needs the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority to approve the deal

Jobless Qataris hesitant about private sector – survey
Politics & Economics»

Jobless Qataris hesitant about private sector – survey

Low wages, fewer days off and long working hours turn Qataris away from private sector

Damac shares surge as Q2 profits rise 207%
Property»

Damac shares surge as Q2 profits rise 207%

Dubai real estate developer announced an interim dividend of 10% cash, its first payout since listing in the emirate

Kuwait bombing suspect admits to joining ISIL
Politics & Economics»

Kuwait bombing suspect admits to joining ISIL

The alleged driver in the Kuwaiti Shia mosque attack that killed 26 people in June has told a court hearing he joined ISIL a day before the attack

Qatari foreign minister promises labour reforms “on track”
Politics & Economics»

Qatari foreign minister promises labour reforms “on track”

Khalid Al Attiyah lashes out at critics, promises “best World Cup ever”

UAE telco du Q2 profit falls 8% as tax burden rises
Technology»

UAE telco du Q2 profit falls 8% as tax burden rises

UAE's No.2 operator generated revenue of $841m, but paid out $129m in company royalties, or tax

Meydan One: Inside Dubai's latest epic project
Construction»

Meydan One: Inside Dubai's latest epic project

A guide to the UAE's newly announced new record-breaking development, which is set to include the world's biggest residential tower, indoor ski resort, dancing fountains, canal and artificial beach

Dubai airport passenger busted carrying cocaine in leg cast
Culture & Society»

Dubai airport passenger busted carrying cocaine in leg cast

Swedish national denies charges of smuggling and intent to supply in Dubai court

Zaha Hadid designs dramatic Alpine museum
Construction»

Zaha Hadid designs dramatic Alpine museum

Work has been completed on the Italian museum design by the famous Iraqi-British architect

Germany claims fewer nationals going to Syria, Iraq to fight for ISIL
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Germany claims fewer nationals going to Syria, Iraq to fight for ISIL

Berlin's spy chief says 720 Germans have joined the jihadists so far

Kenya calling
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Kenya calling
Want to make money? Listen to Pharrell
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Want to make money? Listen to Pharrell
Fur play: Fendi chief Pietro Beccari
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Fur play: Fendi chief Pietro Beccari
Short-term pain, long-term gain
Retail»
Short-term pain, long-term gain
Sink or swim for Gulf developers?
Construction»
Sink or swim for Gulf developers?
Get smart: Dr Manahel Thabet
Culture & Society»
Get smart: Dr Manahel Thabet
The detail of retail: Ishwar Chugani
Retail»
The detail of retail: Ishwar Chugani
Sport»
British boxer Amir Khan

British boxer Amir Khan "in talks" to set up Dubai academy

The two-time boxing world champion talks about a Manny Pacquiao fight in Dubai and why Floyd Mayweather is afraid of him.

Sport»
UAE football season expected to be delayed

UAE football season expected to be delayed

The cancellation of the 2015/16 Gulf Cup could see domestic leagues start later

Gadgets»
Samsung releases world's thinnest and lightest tablet

Samsung releases world's thinnest and lightest tablet

Galaxy Tab S2 is the latest addition to the flagship series, is 5.6mm thin and weighs 265g

Photos»
Arts»
Hollywood movie Magic Mike XXL won't be screened in the UAE

Hollywood movie Magic Mike XXL won't be screened in the UAE

Channing Tatum film about male strippers will not be distributed in the emirates

Style»
Emirati shoe brand Tamashee launches latest collection

Emirati shoe brand Tamashee launches latest collection

Brand incorporates Arabian culture in designs and is among few showcased alongside international names

Wellness»
High heels could cause major health issues, doctors warn

High heels could cause major health issues, doctors warn

Poll shows 77% of women wear high heels

Videos»
Energy»
Solar powered palm trees boost Dubai's smart plans

Solar powered palm trees boost Dubai's smart plans

Umm Suqeim Beach and Za’abeel Park are the first two locations for the Smart Palms

Culture & Society»

InPics: Sheikh Hamdan's latest adventures

Dubai Crown Prince's images from his recent underwater dive & his trip to Paris

Arts»
Brad Pitt movie to be filmed in Abu Dhabi

Brad Pitt movie to be filmed in Abu Dhabi

War Machine depicts American war in Afghanistan

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