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UAE launches Soft Power Council to enhance global reputation

UAE launches Soft Power Council to enhance global reputation

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed says major new initiative aims to make the UAE 'a global example of prestige and excellence'

Saudi hotel occupancy, room rates plummet in Q1

Saudi hotel occupancy, room rates plummet in Q1

Occupancy, rates and revenues all show double-digit decreases in first three months of 2017

Dubai announces diversions for Route 2020 metro extension work

Dubai announces diversions for Route 2020 metro extension work

Roads and Transport Authority says it has mapped out a plan for traffic diversions to complete vital construction project

Abu Dhabi villa prices slump in Q1 amid widescale downsizing

Abu Dhabi villa prices slump in Q1 amid widescale downsizing

Chestertons' Abu Dhabi Residential Market Q1 2017 report also says rents for apartments and villas fell by 3%

China's Silicon Valley to host third Dubai Week event

China's Silicon Valley to host third Dubai Week event

Shenzhen to host event to promote and catalyse economic development and cultural exchange

Inside the $1 billion Celebrity Edge super cruise

This is Royal Caribbean's newest vessel, a cruise ship that...

NBA bringing games to Dubai in 'near future'

World's largest basketball league wants to host pre-season and league...

Largest image ever taken is from Dubai – 57.7 billion pixels

World's biggest image, made up of 1,825 individual frames stitched...

Five things start-ups can copy from established companies

There are plenty of practices young SMEs can learn from...

Hilton says to open 16,000 hotel rooms in Gulf by 2020
Travel & Hospitality»

Hilton says to open 16,000 hotel rooms in Gulf by 2020

US hospitality giant plans to nearly treble its presence in Saudi Arabia over the same period

New Dubai water bottling factory to feature 1km monorail
Retail»

New Dubai water bottling factory to feature 1km monorail

Mai Dubai’s new expansion project set to be completed by mid-2018

Zurich says biggest MidEast life cover payout is $1.5m
Banking & Finance»

Zurich says biggest MidEast life cover payout is $1.5m

Heart attack and stroke are the most common reasons for life and critical illness cover claims by men

Abu Dhabi's Al Qudra to buy Al Rayan in $272m deal
Banking & Finance»

Abu Dhabi's Al Qudra to buy Al Rayan in $272m deal

Shareholders of real estate and investment company have also approved listing Al Qudra shares in Abu Dhabi

Ras Al Khaimah says Q1 tourists increase by 8.3%
Travel & Hospitality»

Ras Al Khaimah says Q1 tourists increase by 8.3%

Northern Emirate says latest figures consolidate it as region's fastest growing tourism destination

Abu Dhabi's ADFG to launch real estate investment trust
Banking & Finance»

Abu Dhabi's ADFG to launch real estate investment trust

Abu Dhabi Financial Group says Etihad REIT will comprise seed portfolio of 10 income producing assets in the UAE

UAE tops Gulf with $410m advertising spending in Q1
Media»

UAE tops Gulf with $410m advertising spending in Q1

TBWA Worldwide figures show UAE newspaper ads account for lion's share of the market

Cartier inks online deal with Net-A-Porter to sell watches
Retail»

Cartier inks online deal with Net-A-Porter to sell watches

Luxury watch maker is working with online fashion emporium to offer 12 models of the latest Panthère de Cartier watch

Etihad Airways stands by Air Berlin despite record losses
Transport»

Etihad Airways stands by Air Berlin despite record losses

CEO of Abu Dhabi-based airline sees sustainable future for Air Berlin in which Etihad holds near-30% stake

Qatar World Cup bidding targeted by French probe
Sport»

Qatar World Cup bidding targeted by French probe

French probe is reportedly being led by a unit specialising in economic crimes

Emirates' Sheikh Ahmed says confident over succession plan
Transport»

Emirates' Sheikh Ahmed says confident over succession plan

Airline chairman insists there are 'lots of people' who could fill Sir Tim Clark’s role

First bank merger in 20 years sets Saudi Arabia up for more deals
Banking & Finance»
First bank merger in 20 years sets Saudi Arabia up for more deals
Saudi shake-up strengthens king's powerful son
Politics & Economics»
Saudi shake-up strengthens king's powerful son
Raising the bar: DLA Piper plans fresh growth in the Gulf
Culture & Society»
Raising the bar: DLA Piper plans fresh growth in the Gulf
A natural move: How Dubai Chamber is strengthening its ties in Latin America
Banking & Finance»
A natural move: How Dubai Chamber is strengthening its ties in Latin America
Arabian Travel Market: Diversification drives tourism investment
Travel & Hospitality»
Arabian Travel Market: Diversification drives tourism investment
If Saudi future's so bright, why can't these banks find buyers?
Banking & Finance»
If Saudi future's so bright, why can't these banks find buyers?
Euro surges as France's Macron set for presidential win
Currencies»
Euro surges as France's Macron set for presidential win
The business of blogging in Dubai and the GCC
Fashion»
The business of blogging in Dubai and the GCC
Erdogan wins Turkey referendum as opposition cries foul
Politics & Economics»
Erdogan wins Turkey referendum as opposition cries foul
Abu Dhabi real estate: Down, but not out
Real Estate»
Abu Dhabi real estate: Down, but not out
Facebook disrupts suspected spam operation
Media»
Facebook disrupts suspected spam operation
Dubai 'so similar' to Vegas, says Gordon Ramsay Group CEO
Gourmet»
Dubai 'so similar' to Vegas, says Gordon Ramsay Group CEO
Qatar’s love affair with the UK is at stake
Politics & Economics»
Qatar’s love affair with the UK is at stake
Manhattan townhouse fetches record price
Property»
Manhattan townhouse fetches record price
Five things start-ups can copy from established companies
Business»
Five things start-ups can copy from established companies
Abdulla Bin Sulayem: Taking on The World
Travel & Hospitality»
Abdulla Bin Sulayem: Taking on The World
Time masters: Chopard continue to grow in the Gulf region
Style»
Time masters: Chopard continue to grow in the Gulf region
Analysis: Winning the battle against the Gulf's dirty laundry
Banking & Finance»
Analysis: Winning the battle against the Gulf's dirty laundry
May's visit underlines UK's desire to be 'partner of choice' for Gulf states
Politics & Economics»
May's visit underlines UK's desire to be 'partner of choice' for Gulf states
Healthcare»
Abu Dhabi hospital set to treat one of world's heaviest women

Abu Dhabi hospital set to treat one of world's heaviest women

Burjeel hospital reportedly to carry out further treatment on Eman Abd El Aty who once weighed in at over 500kg

Travel»
UAE travellers willing to spend over $100 on 'extras'

UAE travellers willing to spend over $100 on 'extras'

Personalisation leads to loyalty for 50% of travellers

Transport»
Emirates to launch new first class product 'this year' - Sheikh Ahmed

Emirates to launch new first class product 'this year' - Sheikh Ahmed

Airline is also preparing to roll out its revamped business class seat

Travel & Hospitality»
Abu Dhabi's Ferrari World to have two new rides this year

Abu Dhabi's Ferrari World to have two new rides this year

Developer Miral continues talks with Skytran for Yas Island cable car

Photos»
Arts»
Orientalist & Middle Eastern art week brings in $15.7m

Orientalist & Middle Eastern art week brings in $15.7m

Strong interest in Middle Eastern art has led to continuous support by museums, which bought in each of the three sales by British auction house Sotheby’s

Media»
Saudi novelist wins top Arab fiction award

Saudi novelist wins top Arab fiction award

Dubbed the $50,000-prize is funded by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority

Leisure»

Inside the $1 billion Celebrity Edge super cruise

This is Royal Caribbean's newest vessel, a cruise ship that cost US$1 billion.

Videos»
Gourmet»
Review: Saturdaze, Vida Hotel Downtown

Review: Saturdaze, Vida Hotel Downtown

The most relaxing brunch in Dubai

Retail»
Expats to be banned from working in Saudi shopping malls

Expats to be banned from working in Saudi shopping malls

Labour ministry announces new measure to boost employment of Saudi nationals

Gourmet»
Review: Is the world’s highest restaurant all it’s cracked up to be?

Review: Is the world’s highest restaurant all it’s cracked up to be?

We try the much-hyped Atmosphere at the Burj Khalifa

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