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Saudi gov't 'could shelve' $13.3bn projects in 2017

Saudi gov't 'could shelve' $13.3bn projects in 2017

New report says projects are at risk of being cancelled this year due to fiscal pressures and changing priorities

Lufthansa source says not in stake sale talks with UAE's Etihad

Lufthansa source says not in stake sale talks with UAE's Etihad

Media report earlier claimed Abu Dhabi airline could take a 30-40% stake in Lufthansa via a capital increase

Rising supply could hit recovery in Dubai property market, says CBRE

Rising supply could hit recovery in Dubai property market, says CBRE

New report says about 70,000 units are expected to be delivered between 2017 and 2019 as developers make a major Expo 2020 push

Saudi Binladin seeks extension on $2.7bn Grand Mosque financing

Saudi Binladin seeks extension on $2.7bn Grand Mosque financing

Banking sources say construction firm has asked for extension until end of 2019 amid cashflow crunch

Some banks baulk at pricing of Dubai's metro loan

Some banks baulk at pricing of Dubai's metro loan

Dubai gov't want to borrow $2.8bn for the 15km extension of metro system to the site of the World Expo

The client dinner: Segreto, Madinat Jumeirah

Hidden within the maze of corridors and staircases that make...

How to be decisive, despite uncertainty

Don't have all the information you require to make a...

Cars we're looking forward to in 2017

The Detroit Auto Show is the automobile industry's first attempt...

Review: Park Hyatt Dubai's Amara Spa

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Amara...

UAE's Masdar acquires 25% stake in UK floating offshore wind farm
Energy»

UAE's Masdar acquires 25% stake in UK floating offshore wind farm

Hywind Scotland, a 30-megawatt North Sea project, is scheduled to start commercial operation in late 2017

New Zealand presses Gulf states to finalise stalled trade deal
Politics & Economics»

New Zealand presses Gulf states to finalise stalled trade deal

Trade Minister Todd McClay visits the UAE and Kuwait this week in an effort to promote the deal with the GCC

Abu Dhabi' sovereign fund targets further investment in China
Banking & Finance»

Abu Dhabi' sovereign fund targets further investment in China

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority sees opportunities in fixed income and real estate markets as well as SMEs

Qatar Airways CEO predicts privatisation within 10 years
Transport»

Qatar Airways CEO predicts privatisation within 10 years

Akbar Al Baker says Doha-based airline would be worth 'more than' $10 billion

Dubai economy set to grow by 3.1% in 2017, says Sheikh Ahmed
Politics & Economics»

Dubai economy set to grow by 3.1% in 2017, says Sheikh Ahmed

Chairman of Dubai's Economic Development Committee says 'sustainability and flexibility' are key to ongoing progress

Hot air balloon 'did not crash' in Sharjah, says operator
Culture & Society»

Hot air balloon 'did not crash' in Sharjah, says operator

Technical fault caused a burner misfire, which resulted in the pilot sustaining injuries, says Balloon Adventures Emirates

Construction of phase 3 of giant Dubai solar park to start by end-Jan
Energy»

Construction of phase 3 of giant Dubai solar park to start by end-Jan

European consortium wins EPC contract for 800MW phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

GEMS Education to launch rewards plan to make tuition 'cost neutral'
Education»

GEMS Education to launch rewards plan to make tuition 'cost neutral'

School operator says it will partner with UAE lifestyle brands across food, retail, banking, wellness, and hospitality

Visa says card transactions up 5% during Dubai Shopping Festival
Retail»

Visa says card transactions up 5% during Dubai Shopping Festival

Payments firm says shoppers from UK, Russia, India, Oman and Qatar among most prolific spenders in first 2 weeks of festival

Saudi Telecom says to buy remaining stake in SaleCo
Technology»

Saudi Telecom says to buy remaining stake in SaleCo

Saudi telco says it has completed procedures for $106.7m deal for remaining 40% interest

Aldar says 'steady progress' made on projects in the UAE
Construction»

Aldar says 'steady progress' made on projects in the UAE

Yas Island’s Ansam and Al Raha Beach’s Al Hadeel moving closer towards completion in 2017, says developer

Australia, China, Malaysia say underwater search for MH370 is suspended
Transport»
Australia, China, Malaysia say underwater search for MH370 is suspended
World's eight richest as wealthy as half humanity, Oxfam tells Davos
Politics & Economics»
World's eight richest as wealthy as half humanity, Oxfam tells Davos
Oil prices will be much more volatile in 2017, says IEA
Energy»
Oil prices will be much more volatile in 2017, says IEA
Why UAE expats want more from a skilled economy
Politics & Economics»
Why UAE expats want more from a skilled economy
Grooming success: Negin Fattahi Dasmal
Style»
Grooming success: Negin Fattahi Dasmal
Drilling down: Dana Gas CEO Dr Patrick Allman-Ward
Energy»
Drilling down: Dana Gas CEO Dr Patrick Allman-Ward
Room for change: AccorHotels CEO Sébastien Bazin
Travel & Hospitality»
Room for change: AccorHotels CEO Sébastien Bazin
Young wheels: Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös
Cars & Boats»
Young wheels: Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös
Markets cheer Saudi deficit-cutting but finances still hostage to oil
Politics & Economics»
Markets cheer Saudi deficit-cutting but finances still hostage to oil
Healthy food to drive growth in retail sector
Retail»
Healthy food to drive growth in retail sector
How to find value in uncertain times
Politics & Economics»
How to find value in uncertain times
Tourism strategies will feed the MICE sector
Travel & Hospitality»
Tourism strategies will feed the MICE sector
Confronting the refugee crisis
Politics & Economics»
Confronting the refugee crisis
Accelerating the reform agenda in the GCC's financial markets
Politics & Economics»
Accelerating the reform agenda in the GCC's financial markets
Interest in affordable housing is rising, says Danube's Rizwan Sajan
Property»
Interest in affordable housing is rising, says Danube's Rizwan Sajan
Private equity activity in Gulf region to increase significantly
Banking & Finance»
Private equity activity in Gulf region to increase significantly
The next wave of digital transformation begins
Technology»
The next wave of digital transformation begins
Tech trends to dominate in 2017
Technology»
Tech trends to dominate in 2017
Global volatility offers a silver lining for GCC's private banking industry
Banking & Finance»
Global volatility offers a silver lining for GCC's private banking industry
Smart cities to get even smarter
Technology»
Smart cities to get even smarter
Sport»
Rib injury forces Rory McIlroy out of Abu Dhabi Championship

Rib injury forces Rory McIlroy out of Abu Dhabi Championship

Four-time major champion will start a rehabilitation programme for the stress

Arts»
Broadway musical Cats set to extend run at Dubai Opera

Broadway musical Cats set to extend run at Dubai Opera

Strong demand for tickets results in organisers adding three more nights later this month

Transport»
Emirates launches paid-for access to business, first class lounges at DXB

Emirates launches paid-for access to business, first class lounges at DXB

Entry-level members will be charged $100 for four-hour access to business class lounge

Media»
Starz Play Arabia inks movie, TV content deal with 20th Century Fox

Starz Play Arabia inks movie, TV content deal with 20th Century Fox

Deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution will bring movies and TV to MENA

Photos»
Sport»
Fawaz Al Hasawi fails to agree partial sale of Nottingham Forest

Fawaz Al Hasawi fails to agree partial sale of Nottingham Forest

Former San Diego Padres owner John Moores was said to have been close to $61m deal to buy majority stake in former European champions

Transport»
Careem to double its car service for kids in the UAE

Careem to double its car service for kids in the UAE

Careem Kids service offers parents a dedicated car that comes pre-installed with a child seat

Sport»
Ethiopian legend Bekele confirmed for Dubai Marathon

Ethiopian legend Bekele confirmed for Dubai Marathon

Kenenisa Bekele will run in Dubai on Jan 20, just weeks after running the second fastest marathon ever

Videos»
Media»
Revealed: more than 15m people follow Dubai ruler on social media

Revealed: more than 15m people follow Dubai ruler on social media

The number of followers on Twitter has reached 7.2m, while he has 3.3m fans on Facebook

Lifestyle»
Gold carpet worth $1.4m showcased in Dubai

Gold carpet worth $1.4m showcased in Dubai

Persian carpet that contains 4.2kg of gold took over seven years and six men to complete

Style»
AED6,000 VIP tickets for Kim Kardashian's Dubai makeup masterclass sold out

AED6,000 VIP tickets for Kim Kardashian's Dubai makeup masterclass sold out

Reality television star chose the Dubai as her first international destination since her “traumatic” Paris robbery in October

Sport»
Bahrain's Sheikh Salman predicts World Cup expansion will see positive impact in region

Bahrain's Sheikh Salman predicts World Cup expansion will see positive impact in region

Decision to add 16 more teams from the 2026 edition will benefit countries in Asia

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