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Dubai's Jumeirah seeks Saudi partners for expansion

Dubai's Jumeirah seeks Saudi partners for expansion

Luxury hotel group says in talks in Saudi Arabia; one of its 'big priorities' is to expand within the GCC region

Dubai's Emaar Properties says profits to quadruple by 2018

Dubai's Emaar Properties says profits to quadruple by 2018

Chairman Mohamed Alabbar expects 2014 net profit to rise 19% to $837m and surge to $2.97bn within four years

Kuwait uncovers fake university degree racket

Kuwait uncovers fake university degree racket

Tough restrictions on expats applying for a driver’s licence has seen some bribe officials, buy fake uni degrees

London police say recent Emirati attacks are not connected

London police say recent Emirati attacks are not connected

In response to growing concerns, officers confirm the two recent incidents are a “tragic coincidence”

Illiteracy, lack of job opportunities said to impact Saudi women

Illiteracy, lack of job opportunities said to impact Saudi women

Survey finds 25.4% of women do not finish their primary education; 22.1% do not consider education important

Arabian Business Cafe

Abu Dhabi to feel the force?

Abu Dhabi to feel the force?

The new Star Wars film will be filmed in the UAE, sources...

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Dubai heading for the world's biggest traffic jam?

Dubai heading for the world's biggest traffic jam?

Motorists need to know plans to manage building of...

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Why Dubai isn't a plastic city

Why Dubai isn't a plastic city

Those who think the emirate lacks culture are wrong...

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Tipping should continue

Tipping should continue

Tipping your cabbie is as much custom as it is convenience...

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27% reject Kuwaiti plans to cut expat subsidies - poll
Politics & Economics»

27% reject Kuwaiti plans to cut expat subsidies - poll

Survey by local newspaper also finds a cut in subsidies would force expatriates to leave the country

Marriott outlines Residence Inn plans for Middle East
Travel & Hospitality»

Marriott outlines Residence Inn plans for Middle East

Hotel giant says it has added seven more extended stay properties to its regional pipeline

Bahrain deports Shia cleric acting for Iraqi marja
Politics & Economics»

Bahrain deports Shia cleric acting for Iraqi marja

Interior Ministry says Hussain Najati was illegally working for Ali Al Sistani, the highest ranking Shia marja in Iraq

Kuwait promotions for dead, retired staff in Ministry blunder
Politics & Economics»

Kuwait promotions for dead, retired staff in Ministry blunder

The error by the Ministry of Education was discovered after about 7,000 employees were identified as qualifying for a promotion

Dubai's Emirates NBD Q1 net profit jumps 25%
Banking & Finance»

Dubai's Emirates NBD Q1 net profit jumps 25%

Profit hike is due to higher fee income and despite 43% y-o-y jump in provisions

Foundation work completed on Riyadh's Kingdom Tower
Construction»

Foundation work completed on Riyadh's Kingdom Tower

The base is considered one of the world’s largest one-piece reinforced steel foundations

Italian union willing to enter negotiations to aid Etihad-Alitalia talks
Transport»

Italian union willing to enter negotiations to aid Etihad-Alitalia talks

Abu Dhabi carrier is looking for up to 3,000 job cuts from a total workforce of 14,000, sources claimed

Just 1 bank sent client data in last 2yrs - UAE credit bureau
Banking & Finance»

Just 1 bank sent client data in last 2yrs - UAE credit bureau

Al Etihad Credit Bureau says 'large number' of banks have failed to supply important information about customers

Three injured after Etihad flight to Washington hits turbulence
Transport»

Three injured after Etihad flight to Washington hits turbulence

A medical emergency was declared and one crew member was taken to hospital

Interpol alert issued for missing Bahraini teen
Politics & Economics»

Interpol alert issued for missing Bahraini teen

People claiming to be his kidnappers have contacted relatives demanding a $206,875 ransom

Cracking the code
Transport»
Cracking the code
Buzz Aldrin: Man on a mission
Technology»
Buzz Aldrin: Man on a mission
UAE's role in the new space race
Technology»
UAE's role in the new space race
Qatar's labour requirements
Construction»
Qatar's labour requirements
Big in Bahrain
Construction»
Big in Bahrain
The gentleman’s lounge
Gourmet»
The gentleman’s lounge
Culture & Society»
Abu Dhabi launches crackdown on graffiti

Abu Dhabi launches crackdown on graffiti

Municipality said the practice is “distorting the walls of public and private buildings”

Sport»
F1 boss Ecclestone goes on trial in Germany

F1 boss Ecclestone goes on trial in Germany

Faces up to 10 years in jail if convicted of bribing a banker

Travel & Hospitality»
Prince Alwaleed's Four Seasons to launch private jet service

Prince Alwaleed's Four Seasons to launch private jet service

Luxury hotel operator co-owned by Saudi billionaire introduces unique experience for guests

Lifestyle»
ExL: Invest in time to make more time

ExL: Invest in time to make more time

People feel less empowered when they are time poor so stop being a slave to the clock

Photos»
Travel & Hospitality»
Dubai's Burj Al Arab to offer helipad weddings starting from $55,000

Dubai's Burj Al Arab to offer helipad weddings starting from $55,000

Couples can arrive for the ceremony in an Italian twin engine Augusta 109 helicopter

Sport»
Video: Burj Khalifa sets world record for highest base jump

Video: Burj Khalifa sets world record for highest base jump

Soul Flyers World Champions Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet took an 828m leap off the Dubai skyscraper

Culture & Society»
Cherie Blair teams up with UAE’s Crescent for female mentoring program

Cherie Blair teams up with UAE’s Crescent for female mentoring program

Crescent Enterprises employees with become mentors through the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Videos»
Transport»
Etihad launches social media travel tips campaign

Etihad launches social media travel tips campaign

UAE flag carrier is promising to answer Facebook, Twitter travel queries within 10 mins as part of personalised social media push

Sport»
Manchester United announce departure of manager Moyes

Manchester United announce departure of manager Moyes

David Moyes pays the price for disappointing first season at the reigning Premier League champions

Travel & Hospitality»
London 2012 Olympic architect designs Abu Dhabi covered park

London 2012 Olympic architect designs Abu Dhabi covered park

The 125,000sqm city centre area will have a design inspired by the cracked surface of the desert

Media»
Satirist Bassem Youssef's TV show suspended for 6 weeks

Satirist Bassem Youssef's TV show suspended for 6 weeks

Saudi-owned MBC TV network said decision was “to avoid influencing” Egyptian voters during presidential elections next month

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