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Dubai named world's fourth most expensive hotel stay

Dubai named world's fourth most expensive hotel stay

Bloomberg index ranks emirate behind San Francisco, Geneva and Milan with average $255 cost of a night in hotel

Dubai firm invests in plan to build African schools

Dubai firm invests in plan to build African schools

Dubai-based Investbridge Capital partners to set up firm to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in education

No new UAE visas without health insurance, says DHA

No new UAE visas without health insurance, says DHA

Dubai Health Authority officials link visa issuance with health insurance to ensure compliance

Two jailed in Qatar Foundation bribery case

Two jailed in Qatar Foundation bribery case

High-ranking staff jailed for five years after being arrested in 2014 in undercover police operation

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Europe and its public buildings selfie stupidity

Europe and its public buildings selfie stupidity

Who owns the copyright to a national view?

Keeping food waste in check for Ramadan

Keeping food waste in check for Ramadan

A recent study by the UN showed that 32.7% of food...

Sometimes it's not all about the bass

Sometimes it's not all about the bass

Imagine a world where the music suited the venue and...

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When being tech savvy isn't cool

When being tech savvy isn't cool

It is time hotels toned down the fancy-yet-impossible...

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Kuwait assembly approves 2015-16 budget, $27bn deficit
Politics & Economics»

Kuwait assembly approves 2015-16 budget, $27bn deficit

Deficit assumes an oil price of $45 per barrel; expected to tighten if oil prices trade in mid-$60s range

Oman central bank sets up Islamic banking department
Banking & Finance»

Oman central bank sets up Islamic banking department

Step is expected to help further growth of the country's fledgling sharia-compliant finance industry

Falling oil price sees IPIC's profit drop by 29%
Energy»

Falling oil price sees IPIC's profit drop by 29%

Abu Dhabi-owned investment company posts 30th consecutive year of profit despite $626m slump

Dubai sovereign wealth fund sees profits surge 62%
Banking & Finance»

Dubai sovereign wealth fund sees profits surge 62%

Investment Corporation of Dubai, which has holdings in Emirates Airline, Emaar and Emirates NBD, reports 2014 profits of $7.75bn

Al Qaeda suspects among around 1,200 escaped convicts from Yemen prison
Politics & Economics»

Al Qaeda suspects among around 1,200 escaped convicts from Yemen prison

Incident is the biggest in a series of prison breaks that have freed Yemeni militants in recent years

Oil prices down over 1% on Greek default
Commodities»

Oil prices down over 1% on Greek default

Athens gov’t not able to repay $1.7bn loan repayment owed to IMF

Saudi Arabia: Open for business
Markets»
Saudi Arabia: Open for business
Fame, fortune and fashion: Rami Al Ali
Fashion»
Fame, fortune and fashion: Rami Al Ali
Construction»
World’s largest ferris wheel takes shape in Dubai

World’s largest ferris wheel takes shape in Dubai

210m-high Dubai Eye will overtake the new High Roller in Las Vegas and will be part of the $1.6bn Bluewaters Island development, off the coast of Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Residence

Gadgets»
Apple Music now available in UAE

Apple Music now available in UAE

Streaming service also available in Saudi, Oman and Bahrain, but not as yet in Qatar or Kuwait.

Property»
For sale: Luxury villa designed by Leonardo Da Vinci

For sale: Luxury villa designed by Leonardo Da Vinci

The 19th century fortress turned luxury villa is expected to sell for between $5.6m and $11.2m

Gadgets»
Samsung brings virtual reality headset to UAE market

Samsung brings virtual reality headset to UAE market

Galaxy handset companion Gear VR Innovator Edition debuts in the emirates

Photos»
Wellness»
Gulf residents report less sleep (but also less stress) during Ramadan: survey

Gulf residents report less sleep (but also less stress) during Ramadan: survey

Research by the Sleep Cycle app found those in the UAE got the most sleep, while those in Oman got the least

Style»
Casio unveils colourful range of watches with dual time zone settings

Casio unveils colourful range of watches with dual time zone settings

Latest Baby-G range comes in six colours inspired by the beaches of the world

Technology»
UAE to add 'leap second' to standard time on July 1

UAE to add 'leap second' to standard time on July 1

Move by Emirates Metrology Institute will conform with other timing centres around the world

Videos»
Gourmet»
Iftar review: The Farm, Al Barari

Iftar review: The Farm, Al Barari

Surrounded by dense botanical gardens and landscaped lakes, the restaurant invites guests to reconnect with the environment,

Technology»
Thailand launches Muslim-friendly smartphone tourist app

Thailand launches Muslim-friendly smartphone tourist app

Efforts to welcome Muslim travellers to Thailand come amid rising anti-Muslim sentiment in some Western countries

Wellness»

InPics: How to exercise during Ramadan

Bahraini bodybuilders work out during the holy fasting month in the village of Barbar, west of the capital Manama

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