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UK's Premier Inn to almost double Gulf hotel rooms by 2017

UK's Premier Inn to almost double Gulf hotel rooms by 2017

Hotel operator says it plans to have a regional portfolio of 2,687 rooms across 12 properties, up from 1,356 rooms today

EU imposes sanctions on UAE firm over Syria oil supplies

EU imposes sanctions on UAE firm over Syria oil supplies

European Union says action taken against Pangates International Corp Ltd, based in Sharjah

Oman studies ways to limit spending after oil price plunge

Oman studies ways to limit spending after oil price plunge

Government mulls spending curbs but insists it does not intend to cut infrastructure projects

Dubai's inflation rate hits highest level since May 2009

Dubai's inflation rate hits highest level since May 2009

New consumer price data reveals that housing and utility costs drive jump in inflation levels

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Tram trepidation

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Why Buffett wouldn't have invested in Twitter

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Saudi Arabia hits back at 'worst airports' claim
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Saudi Arabia hits back at 'worst airports' claim

Saudi aviation authority says Jeddah airport is adequate despite being ranked the worst in the Middle East by a Canadian blog

Saudi inmate with links to al Qaeda to stay at Guantanamo
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Saudi inmate with links to al Qaeda to stay at Guantanamo

US national security panel says Muhammed Abd Al Rahman Awn Al-Shamrani remains a security risk

Oman Oil in talks with US firm Occidental to buy its local assets
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Oman Oil in talks with US firm Occidental to buy its local assets

CEO Isam al-Zadjali says waiting to hear from Occidental regarding specifics of potential sale

Saudi's Sipchem blames shutdowns for Q3 profit slump
Energy»

Saudi's Sipchem blames shutdowns for Q3 profit slump

Saudi International Petrochemical Co says third-quarter net profit fell by more than 13% to $42m

Doha Bank posts 10% rise in nine-month net profit
Banking & Finance»

Doha Bank posts 10% rise in nine-month net profit

Qatar's fifth-largest lender by assets says it made $302m profit in the year to September 30

Two arrested over Saudi student death in the US
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Two arrested over Saudi student death in the US

The body of Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi was found near a Los Angeles highway last week, a month after he disappeared

Waha Capital gets regulatory nod for share buyback
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Waha Capital gets regulatory nod for share buyback

Abu Dhabi-listed investment firm says it plans to repurchase up to 194 million shares

Do you actually own your house?
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Do you actually own your house?
Walking on air: Naji Skaf
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Walking on air: Naji Skaf
Interview: Deyaar CEO Saeed Al Qatami
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Interview: Deyaar CEO Saeed Al Qatami
The billion dollar war
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The billion dollar war
The empire strikes back
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The empire strikes back
Hole in one: Golfing in Dubai
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Hole in one: Golfing in Dubai
RAK and roll: Rino Sabatino
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RAK and roll: Rino Sabatino
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Abu Dhabi to produce a Sharia version of US TV show LA Law

Abu Dhabi to produce a Sharia version of US TV show LA Law

The local version of the show will be called Abu Dhabi Judicial - report

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Najwa Karam to take centre stage at MOE tomorrow

Najwa Karam to take centre stage at MOE tomorrow

World of Fashion wraps up a week of runway shows with a superstar finale

Style»
Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

The Dominican American fashion designer was synonymous with iconic glamour and red carpet gowns

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Inside TOD’S: There’s no business like shoe business

Inside TOD’S: There’s no business like shoe business

We visit Tod’s Italian headquarters and meet with CEO and President Diego Della Valle

Photos»
Construction»
Burj Al Arab designer on why she initially turned the project down

Burj Al Arab designer on why she initially turned the project down

Khuan Chew was persuaded to apply for the project by Sheikh Mohammed and beat 7 rivals to design the iconic hotel's interiors

Travel»
New ultra-luxury property portal launches in the UAE

New ultra-luxury property portal launches in the UAE

Luxury SQft targets high-end audience by listing the most exclusive residences

Cars & Boats»
World’s fastest ambulance unveiled in Dubai

World’s fastest ambulance unveiled in Dubai

“One second can be the difference between life and death,” says Dubai paramedic

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Launch of luxury steam train holidays from Europe to Tehran

Tickets for the two-week trip costs from $14,333 and starts in Budapest

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AngelTouch: The beauty of tomorrow

AngelTouch: The beauty of tomorrow

2015 will see the introduction of a new generation of Tech-savvy beauty

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UAE's Hakkasan set to launch new Las Vegas nightclub

UAE's Hakkasan set to launch new Las Vegas nightclub

Abu Dhabi-owned hospitality firm to open Omnia concept at Caesars Palace in spring 2015

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Dr Ravi Pillai launched his first business at the age of 14, trading in coconuts so he could afford school books. Three decades later, his RP Group brings in revenue of $4bn and employs 80,000 staff, helping make him one of the world’s richest Indians. But in his first personal interview to date, he explains why a happy workforce and a good reputation are far more important than money. He also talks of the launch of his latest venture — RP Global — a real estate company that will build luxury projects in Dubai this year.

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