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Time to shake things up: Sébastien Bazin on his plans for the world's largest hotel operator

Time to shake things up: Sébastien Bazin on his plans for the world's largest hotel operator

It can be the worst nightmare of an employee or a shareholder: a new CEO sweeps in and shakes things up. But Sébastien Bazin says his radical makeover of leading hotel owner Accor will make the company a household name

FIFA investigator Garcia quits over handling of Qatar 2022 report

FIFA investigator Garcia quits over handling of Qatar 2022 report

US lawyer cites a 'lack of leadership' for resignation; comes a day after FIFA dismissed his complaint over report publication

Dubai house prices, rents dip during Q3, says Cluttons

Dubai house prices, rents dip during Q3, says Cluttons

Real estate consultancy says off plan sales market remains strong despite stagnation in prices

UAE announces New Year holiday for public, private sectors

UAE announces New Year holiday for public, private sectors

Employees working in the UAE will be given Thursday Jan 1 as paid holiday to celebrate start of 2015

Saudi Arabia to keep spending on projects in 2015 budget

Saudi Arabia to keep spending on projects in 2015 budget

Finance Minister also commits to spending plan for social benefits despite 'challenging' global conditions

Arabian Business Cafe

Tried & Tested: First review of the Dubai Tram

Tried & Tested: First review of the Dubai Tram

Neil Halligan was among the first passengers to ride...

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Where’s my change?!

Where’s my change?!

If ATMs won’t give anything smaller than AED100 then...

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Prioritising “me”

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Why not getting buried in a pile of chores, goals,...

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What's the point?

What's the point?

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Action reveals plan for 240-room healthcare hotel in Dubai
Travel & Hospitality»

Action reveals plan for 240-room healthcare hotel in Dubai

Action Hotels set to pay $15.7m for plot in Dubai Healthcare City to build project for patients and families

Saudi rebounds on spending pledge; Gulf markets stabilise
Markets»

Saudi rebounds on spending pledge; Gulf markets stabilise

Saudi bourse jumps more than 4% but Dubai's index closes 1.6% down as rebound is halted by fresh selling

UAE to set up special council to tackle surging divorce rate
Culture & Society»

UAE to set up special council to tackle surging divorce rate

Around 13 cases are reported each day, with the number of cases rising nearly 70% last year

Emirati charged with spying for ‘a foreign state’
Politics & Economics»

Emirati charged with spying for ‘a foreign state’

Federal Supreme Court adjourned a second case of a citizen accused of being part of a secret organisation

Dubai's Abraaj buys stake in Algerian logistics firm
Banking & Finance»

Dubai's Abraaj buys stake in Algerian logistics firm

Private equity firm says it has acquired interest in La Flèche Bleue Algérienne

PepsiCo launches new Saudi factory, creates 300 jobs
Retail»

PepsiCo launches new Saudi factory, creates 300 jobs

Food and beverage giant inaugurates new manufacturing facility in Dammam, its 15th in the Middle East

Dubai’s Limitless said to eye land sale in $1.2bn debt deal
Banking & Finance»

Dubai’s Limitless said to eye land sale in $1.2bn debt deal

Developer reportedly proposes land sale as it seeks a second debt restructuring deal with creditors

Etihad, Hong Kong Airlines ink codeshare deal
Transport»

Etihad, Hong Kong Airlines ink codeshare deal

Abu Dhabi airline announces latest agreement to offer enhanced connections between Asia, the Middle East and Europe

Kuwait minister says oil prices could improve in H2 2015
Politics & Economics»

Kuwait minister says oil prices could improve in H2 2015

Oil minister Ali al-Omair says daily surplus of 1.8m barrels is primary reason for the slump in prices

Who were the stars of 2014?
Banking & Finance»
Who were the stars of 2014?
The lion's roar: Ashish J Thakkar
Real Estate»
The lion's roar: Ashish J Thakkar
Is business aviation on the rise?
Travel»
Is business aviation on the rise?
Cars & Boats»

In Pics: A closer look at Riva’s iconic yachts

Launch of Abu Dhabi’s first high-end marine leisure boutique at the Emirates Palace Hotel

Cars & Boats»
Limited edition Ferrari Sergio arrives in the UAE

Limited edition Ferrari Sergio arrives in the UAE

Only six of the Pininfarina roadsters will ever be built

Gadgets»

Gift Guide: Wearable technology

Giving a watch to your partner this year? Take a look at these smart watches and other wearables in this week's gift guide.

Culture & Society»
Video: Crown Prince wingwalks over Dubai

Video: Crown Prince wingwalks over Dubai

Sheikh Hamdan posts Instagram clip of his flight over the city

Photos»
Cars & Boats»
Video: Nissan MidEast sets new drifting record

Video: Nissan MidEast sets new drifting record

Two Nissan Z cars drifted around a track at the same time without stopping for 28.52kms

Retail»
Dubai Duty Free extends 25% pre-Christmas sale

Dubai Duty Free extends 25% pre-Christmas sale

Airport retailer expands annual anniversary promotion to three days for the first time from Dec 18-20

Arts»
UK comic Jack Dee to play Dubai gig

UK comic Jack Dee to play Dubai gig

British stand up comedian to appear in the emirate in March 2015

Videos»
Construction»
Louvre Abu Dhabi dome lifted into final position

Louvre Abu Dhabi dome lifted into final position

Construction of permanent gallery structures has also been completed, says Tourism Development & Investment Co

Arts»
Kim Kardashian said to have accepted $1m offer to party with Saudi prince

Kim Kardashian said to have accepted $1m offer to party with Saudi prince

Online reports claim the US star will fly to Saudi Arabia in January as a special guest of the royal

Culture & Society»
Video: Dubai valet smashes $46k Ford Mustang into wall

Video: Dubai valet smashes $46k Ford Mustang into wall

Driver was hospitalised after incident occurred at the weekend at Madinat Jumeirah

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The lion's roar: Ashish J Thakkar's rise from Rwanda genocide to $1bn powerhouse
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