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Dubai Duty Free expects big sales hit from electronics ban

Dubai Duty Free expects big sales hit from electronics ban

Airport retailer estimates it will lose aboout $2m in sales this year amid electronics ban on US flights

UK asked for extra security measures at Dubai's DXB

UK asked for extra security measures at Dubai's DXB

Dubai Airports chief also says US electronics ban comes at worst possible time as popular 'spring break' looms

Alabbar's Noon.com set to launch

Alabbar's Noon.com set to launch "within weeks"

Ecommerce venture has been beta-testing its site for the past two months.

What the Gulf's rich list really think about region's economy

What the Gulf's rich list really think about region's economy

New survey of GCC high net worth individuals reveal investment plans over next 3-5 years

Saudi Arabia executes two drug traffickers

Saudi Arabia executes two drug traffickers

Latest death penalties bring the number of prisoners killed in the kingdom to 20 so far this year

The Client Dinner: Bistrot Bagatelle, Fairmont Dubai

As one of the most glamorous restaurant brands in the...

Stress-buster: 1847's new VIP Room at Emirates Towers

A pioneer of the men's grooming game in the region...

The Business Lunch: Intersect by Lexus, Dubai

Is a dining concept put forth by a Japanese car...

Lexus Sports Yacht: the LFA supercar of the seas

The new Lexus Sports Yacht is a floating testament to...

Dubai has highest number of self-made billionaires
Culture & Society»

Dubai has highest number of self-made billionaires

There are 27 self-made Gulf billionaires, with 16 of those living in the UAE

Emirates to allow travellers to keep laptops until boarding
Transport»

Emirates to allow travellers to keep laptops until boarding

The carrier is planning to permit devices affected by the ban within the security perimeter

Nakheel awards construction deal for new Dubai hotel
Construction»

Nakheel awards construction deal for new Dubai hotel

Developer makes announcement over plans for second hotel at the Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai

Bahrain releases award winning photographer
Media»

Bahrain releases award winning photographer

Mohammed Al-Shaikh was held for more than 24 hours over his work for AFP, according to his family

Somali president says DP World may develop local port
Transport»

Somali president says DP World may develop local port

Abdiweli Mohamed Ali says gov't of Puntland may award concession to Dubai-based port operator

Saudi Arabia halts Brazilian beef and poultry imports
Retail»

Saudi Arabia halts Brazilian beef and poultry imports

Gulf kingdom takes action over concerns about food safety amid bribery accusatioins

UAE Cabinet sets plans in place for next 50 years
Politics & Economics»

UAE Cabinet sets plans in place for next 50 years

The programme focuses on investing in the youth, and working towards making the country the best in the world by 2071

Bahrain arrests former news wire photographer
Culture & Society»

Bahrain arrests former news wire photographer

Authorities did not immediately give a reason for his arrest

Ban will have little impact on passenger numbers: Dubai airport chief
Transport»

Ban will have little impact on passenger numbers: Dubai airport chief

World's busiest is targeting 89 million passengers in 2017

Private jet in terror plunge after Emirates turbulence drama
Transport»

Private jet in terror plunge after Emirates turbulence drama

Several people reportedly hurt after German private plane flew 1,000ft below Emirates A380 - report

Amazon agrees to buy Middle East online retailer Souq.com
Retail»

Amazon agrees to buy Middle East online retailer Souq.com

Sources say US ecommerce giant has agreed in principle to buy 100% of Souq.com

How to survive a flight from Dubai without a laptop
Transport»
How to survive a flight from Dubai without a laptop
Q&A: The laptop ban and what it means when flying from Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Transport»
Q&A: The laptop ban and what it means when flying from Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Where is Bahrain headed?
Politics & Economics»
Where is Bahrain headed?
Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund is back on track
Banking & Finance»
Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund is back on track
More UK firms eye Dubai expansion post-Brexit
Banking & Finance»
More UK firms eye Dubai expansion post-Brexit
Saudi Arabia spends money to make money
Politics & Economics»
Saudi Arabia spends money to make money
Welcome to the life of one of the UAE’s defence and real estate moguls
Real Estate»
Welcome to the life of one of the UAE’s defence and real estate moguls
A slice of nostalgia
Gourmet»
A slice of nostalgia
'Now is best time to start a company'
StartUp»
'Now is best time to start a company'
Bahrain's economy is healthier than you think
Politics & Economics»
Bahrain's economy is healthier than you think
Railways are huge priority for the GCC
Construction»
Railways are huge priority for the GCC
National Bank of Bahrain cannot afford to rest on its laurels
Banking & Finance»
National Bank of Bahrain cannot afford to rest on its laurels
Oil prices remain a dominant factor in business optimism in UAE and KSA
Politics & Economics»
Oil prices remain a dominant factor in business optimism in UAE and KSA
When it comes to Bahrain's SMEs, less is more
Politics & Economics»
When it comes to Bahrain's SMEs, less is more
Decoding the legal framework for entrepreneurs in the UAE
StartUp»
Decoding the legal framework for entrepreneurs in the UAE
How one Dubai bank, born in the eye of the storm, made it work
Banking & Finance»
How one Dubai bank, born in the eye of the storm, made it work
This Asian bank is trying to tap into Dubai’s private wealth
Banking & Finance»
This Asian bank is trying to tap into Dubai’s private wealth
Natural solution: Saudi's renewed plans meet growing energy demands
Energy»
Natural solution: Saudi's renewed plans meet growing energy demands
Transport»
Dubai's Emirates prepares for holiday rush this weekend

Dubai's Emirates prepares for holiday rush this weekend

Dubai-based airline says it expects more than 89,000 passengers to pass through DXB T3 this weekend

Style»
Hermes to launch pop up concept in Dubai to revive signature scarves

Hermes to launch pop up concept in Dubai to revive signature scarves

Visitors will have the chance to dye their pre-owned Hermes silk scarves free of charge

Politics & Economics»
What makes the UAE passport the most powerful in the Gulf?

What makes the UAE passport the most powerful in the Gulf?

New report ranks UAE passport 38th globally with visa-free travel to total of 121 countries

Education»
Gems Education eyes the Bahrain market

Gems Education eyes the Bahrain market

Majority stakeholder Mumtalakat poised for new investments in education and healthcare

Photos»
Dubai issues high-rise warning to 'selfie adventurists'
StartUp»
Middle East is not Silicon Valley, says venture capital firm partner

Middle East is not Silicon Valley, says venture capital firm partner

Region should try to create a system of its own as opposed to mimicking one

Banking & Finance»
UAE named in $20bn Russian money laundering scheme

UAE named in $20bn Russian money laundering scheme

Gulf country is one of 96 that allegedly handled dirty money between 2011 and 2014

Banking & Finance»
Soft money: will cash transactions soon be a thing of the past?

Soft money: will cash transactions soon be a thing of the past?

The rapid digitisation of banking in the UAE is enabling robots and smartphones to replace bank tellers and cash transactions. But there is a limit to the transformation, experts say

Videos»
Politics & Economics»
Dubai is a modern city, built for business

Dubai is a modern city, built for business

Why events are a key plank in the emirate’s transition towards a knowledge-based economy.

Travel & Hospitality»
Kuwait's tourism industry to be worth $1 billion by 2027

Kuwait's tourism industry to be worth $1 billion by 2027

Seventy percent of visitors in 2016 were corporate travellers

Cars & Boats»
Who drives the most expensive cars in the UAE?

Who drives the most expensive cars in the UAE?

Dubai online car insurance firm ServiceMarket revealed five car trends

Travel & Hospitality»
Dubai sees big surge in tourists in early 2017

Dubai sees big surge in tourists in early 2017

China, Russia drive 12% jump in tourism volumes during the first two months of this year

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