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Dubai set to pass 100,000 hotel rooms milestone in May

Dubai set to pass 100,000 hotel rooms milestone in May

Dubai Tourism chief says occupancy rates are expected to be about 77% until 2018 despite supply surge

IMF urges Bahrain to do more to cut fiscal deficit

IMF urges Bahrain to do more to cut fiscal deficit

International Monetary Fund says oil price decline has adversely affected economy, increased vulnerabilities

Middle East remittances said to exceed $120bn in 2015

Middle East remittances said to exceed $120bn in 2015

Research by Xpress Money says remittances are rising rapidly among Arab nationals transferring money from the GCC

Is 2016 the year the art bubble bursts?

After a record few years for international and regional art,...

Franck Muller – the master of deceptively complicated watches

The son of a cobbler, CEO asked the eponymous Franck...

Ahmed Alhatti on trusting your instincts

Ahmed Alhatti built his property company from scratch, and is...

GEMS says new Dubai school seeks to mould future Emirati leaders
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GEMS says new Dubai school seeks to mould future Emirati leaders

GEMS Al Barsha National School for Boys and for Girls will ensure students are fluent in both English and Arabic

Hotel giant IHG says focusing on mid-market growth in Gulf
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Hotel giant IHG says focusing on mid-market growth in Gulf

InterContinental Hotels Group expects to see 40% growth across Middle East in next 3-5 years

Cheap oil to force debt-driven shakeout in energy market
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Cheap oil to force debt-driven shakeout in energy market

AT Kearney says depressed oil prices will force oil and gas companies in distress to seek scarce buyers

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi plans phase 3 of expansion
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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi plans phase 3 of expansion

Three major rides and attractions that 'the world has never seen before' will be added by early 2017

Middle East tourism generates $194bn in 2015, 8% of GDP
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Middle East tourism generates $194bn in 2015, 8% of GDP

President and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council says region must continue to invest as part of economic diversification

Turkey deploys soldiers to new military base in Qatar
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Turkey deploys soldiers to new military base in Qatar

Move marks a strengthening of cooperation between two countries that have both provided support for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

Lighting up the night: Mazen El Zein
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Lighting up the night: Mazen El Zein
Operatic principal: Jasper Hope
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Operatic principal: Jasper Hope
Room for improvement?
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Room for improvement?
Saudi Arabia turns oil weapon on Iran
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Saudi Arabia turns oil weapon on Iran
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UAE's Etihad inks global sponsorship deal for fashion week events

UAE's Etihad inks global sponsorship deal for fashion week events

Abu Dhabi carrier signs agreement to partner with fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan, Berlin, Sydney and Mumbai

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The Man Bag: Why you need one and which one you need

Because if it works for Hugh Jackman, it’ll work for you

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Hotels and resorts: Bathtubs with views in the UAE

Imagine Al Pacino’s golden tub in Scarface - but better

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The ultimate luxury apps in Dubai

Rent a private island for a day? Well why not

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Revealed: Aykon Dare, Dubai's 'first of its kind' tourism attraction

Revealed: Aykon Dare, Dubai's 'first of its kind' tourism attraction

Dubai developer Damac says harnassed daredevils will be able to hang off the roof of the tallest building in its Aykon City project

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Review: Muze Restaurant and Lounge

Review: Muze Restaurant and Lounge

A must-try for lovers of Jazz & Soul music

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Watches: Summer must-haves

It’s all about fashion watches this season

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The perfume guide

Basically everything you ever need to know about how to smell good

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Dubai Opera's first show sells out in less than 3 hours

Dubai Opera's first show sells out in less than 3 hours

All 2,000 tickets to see Plácido Domingo are quickly snapped up, with buyers from more than 20 countries.

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Manchester City need leap of faith against Real Madrid

Manchester City need leap of faith against Real Madrid

Abu Dhabi-backed English Premier League club have reached their first ever UEFA Champions League semi-final

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