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IMF says UAE's property loans improving despite price declines

IMF says UAE's property loans improving despite price declines

International Monetary Fund says loan quality rise is sign that UAE is coping better with property downturn than 7 years ago

'Open skies' talks: Gulf airlines said to face no action from US

'Open skies' talks: Gulf airlines said to face no action from US

Discussions between US, UAE and Qatar follow claims that Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways have competed unfairly

Emaar says wind tests completed on new tallest tower project

Emaar says wind tests completed on new tallest tower project

The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour will become the city's tallest at 928 metres, dwarfing the Burj Khalifa by 100 metres

Dubai's Nakheel says H1 net profit up 4% to $803m

Dubai's Nakheel says H1 net profit up 4% to $803m

Developer hands over 1,177 homes during first six months of 2016, says more to follow in H2

Dubai's DP World inks deal to develop port in Taiwan

Dubai's DP World inks deal to develop port in Taiwan

Port operator signs agreement with state-run Taiwan International Ports Corporation for Kaohsiung Port’s Terminal 7

Meet Xiaomi, the next big thing in smartphones

Having already overtaken Apple as the biggest smartphone maker in...

TOMS CEO Jim Alling: Why corporate responsibility is good for business

Having achieved meteoric success with its buy-one, give one away...

The Hotel Danieli: what it's like to stay at a historic hotel

Unlike the other thousands of hotels that house the throngs...

How to be more like Facebook's billionaire CEO Mark Zuckerberg

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Abu Dhabi's Etisalat says Q2 net profit surges by 51%
Technology»

Abu Dhabi's Etisalat says Q2 net profit surges by 51%

Telecom operator cites foreign exchange gains and lower finance costs and royalties

Saudi hotels see big boost in rates, revenues in Q2
Travel & Hospitality»

Saudi hotels see big boost in rates, revenues in Q2

Latest STR data shows double digit rises in rates and revenues despite flat occupancy levels

Dubai real estate slowdown forecast to continue in Q3
Property»

Dubai real estate slowdown forecast to continue in Q3

Chestertons records little or no movement in Dubai property prices and rents during second quarter of 2016

Saudi's SABIC extends net profit slump in Q2
Energy»

Saudi's SABIC extends net profit slump in Q2

Saudi Basic Industries Corp reports 23.2% drop in second quarter net profit as lower sales prices weigh

Oman allows three-month stay on multiple entry visas
Travel & Hospitality»

Oman allows three-month stay on multiple entry visas

Rules extended to allow investors more time to consider opportunities

Abu Dhabi's largest bank sees 4.8% dip in Q2 net profit
Banking & Finance»

Abu Dhabi's largest bank sees 4.8% dip in Q2 net profit

National Bank of Abu Dhabi reports net profit of $375m during quarter, ahead of planned merger with First Gulf Bank

Kuwait's KIPCO says on track to hit 2016 profit target
Banking & Finance»

Kuwait's KIPCO says on track to hit 2016 profit target

Investment firm Kuwait Projects Co posts 8% rise in second-quarter net profit

Saudi quickens plans to relax foreign investment restrictions
Politics & Economics»

Saudi quickens plans to relax foreign investment restrictions

Capital Market Authority could implement changes this year not next to prepare for Saudi Aramco listing

Emaar's malls unit posts 11.2% rise in Q2 net profit
Retail»

Emaar's malls unit posts 11.2% rise in Q2 net profit

Emaar Malls says it made a net profit of nearly $125m in the three months to June 30

Dubai Properties launches second phase of Bellevue Towers project
Property»

Dubai Properties launches second phase of Bellevue Towers project

Developer says two-tower development in Business Bay has garnered 'huge investor interest'

Saudi citizens to become taxi drivers under new gov't plans
Politics & Economics»

Saudi citizens to become taxi drivers under new gov't plans

Labour ministry said to establish new company to nationalise jobs in taxi hire sector

Apple CEO touts future technology amid iPhone worries
Technology»
Apple CEO touts future technology amid iPhone worries
Scientists caught off-guard by record temperatures linked to climate change
Politics & Economics»
Scientists caught off-guard by record temperatures linked to climate change
Hilary Clinton creates US history with White House nomination
Politics & Economics»
Hilary Clinton creates US history with White House nomination
Verizon to buy Yahoo's core business for $4.8 billion in digital ad push
Banking & Finance»
Verizon to buy Yahoo's core business for $4.8 billion in digital ad push
Australia plans indefinite detention for people convicted of terrorism-related charges
Politics & Economics»
Australia plans indefinite detention for people convicted of terrorism-related charges
Russia escapes IOC blanket ban for Rio Olympics
Sport»
Russia escapes IOC blanket ban for Rio Olympics
Munich gunman was fixated on mass killings, say police
Politics & Economics»
Munich gunman was fixated on mass killings, say police
German-Iranian gunman kills nine in Munich, then himself - police
Culture & Society»
German-Iranian gunman kills nine in Munich, then himself - police
Twitter cracks down on harassment after 'Ghostbusters' actor receives online abuse
Arts»
Twitter cracks down on harassment after 'Ghostbusters' actor receives online abuse
Boris Johnson refuses to apologise for
Politics & Economics»
Boris Johnson refuses to apologise for "thesaurus" of previous insults
Are the troubles easing for Saudi construction giant Binladin?
Construction»
Are the troubles easing for Saudi construction giant Binladin?
After Nice attack, French Muslims feel fear and alienation
Politics & Economics»
After Nice attack, French Muslims feel fear and alienation
How an exodus of professional workers is reshaping Qatar
Politics & Economics»
How an exodus of professional workers is reshaping Qatar
Australia's former PM Rudd throws hat in ring for top UN job
Politics & Economics»
Australia's former PM Rudd throws hat in ring for top UN job
At height of Turkish coup bid, rebel jets had Erdogan's plane in their sights
Politics & Economics»
At height of Turkish coup bid, rebel jets had Erdogan's plane in their sights
At least 160 killed in violence as Turkish coup bid crumbles
Politics & Economics»
At least 160 killed in violence as Turkish coup bid crumbles
A changing landscape: Sultan Butti Bin Mejren
Property»
A changing landscape: Sultan Butti Bin Mejren
Why intellectual property fee hikes need to be redesigned
Politics & Economics»
Why intellectual property fee hikes need to be redesigned
Truck 'terrorist' kills at least 84 in attack on Nice Bastille Day crowd
Culture & Society»
Truck 'terrorist' kills at least 84 in attack on Nice Bastille Day crowd
Could the GCC have a free zone-free future?
Transport»
Could the GCC have a free zone-free future?
Culture & Society»
Scubadiver captures video of whale sharks swimming in Dibba

Scubadiver captures video of whale sharks swimming in Dibba

Amateur diver Mathieu Pique, who was at about six to eight metres down, said the shark was intrigued by the presence of the divers

Sport»
Portstewart Golf Club selected to host 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

Portstewart Golf Club selected to host 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

Rory McIlory says course is one of Northern Ireland's hidden gems

Cars & Boats»
Review: 2016 Jaguar F-type S Convertible

Review: 2016 Jaguar F-type S Convertible

This little two-seater has a lot of passion to offer

Photos»
Construction»
Burj Al Arab inspires striking tower on UK’s south coast

Burj Al Arab inspires striking tower on UK’s south coast

11-storey Meridian waterfront development likened to Dubai landmark

Wellness»
Revealed: Top cosmetic procedures in the Middle East

Revealed: Top cosmetic procedures in the Middle East

Liposuction and abdominoplasty ranked most popular respectively

Arts»
Will Smith to attend to Dubai screening of Suicide Squad

Will Smith to attend to Dubai screening of Suicide Squad

Hollywood star will attend an invite-only screening of the blockbuster film on August 7 at VOX Cinemas, Deira City Centre

Videos»
Gourmet»
Burj Al Arab restaurant gets Michelin star upgrade and terrace

Burj Al Arab restaurant gets Michelin star upgrade and terrace

Two-star Nathan Outlaw will take over the reins at Al Mahara, the luxury hotel’s signature seafood restaurant

Sport»
Syria's first table tennis Olympian looking beyond Rio

Syria's first table tennis Olympian looking beyond Rio

Allejji used to train in China and would travel abroad regularly for camps, but she had to stop two years ago when the cost got too high

Transport»
Solar plane takes off from Egypt on final leg of world tour to Abu Dhabi

Solar plane takes off from Egypt on final leg of world tour to Abu Dhabi

Solar Impulse 2 took off from Cairo in darkness en route to Abu Dhabi with a flight expected to take between 48 and 72 hours

Travel & Hospitality»
Waldorf Astoria in UAE offers Lamborghini driving experience

Waldorf Astoria in UAE offers Lamborghini driving experience

Waldorf Astoria and Automobili Lamborghini have partnered to offer new routes and super car models in Waldorf Astoria driving experiences

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After a decade as director-general of the Dubai Land Department, Sultan Butti Bin Mejren says he is acting fast to improve regulation of the real estate industry and ensure it remains a thriving part of the emirate’s economy. He explains why he is adamant investors will keep coming.

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