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Dubai's Emirates NBD Q3 net profit doubles to $424.7m

Dubai's Emirates NBD Q3 net profit doubles to $424.7m

Growth as a result of a resurgence in the Dubai economy, which has been boosted by a strengthening property market and a scaling down of debt troubles

Nearly 12,000 Dubai jaywalkers fined during Q3

Nearly 12,000 Dubai jaywalkers fined during Q3

Number of road deaths in the quarter has declined, new figures confirmed

Saudi’s Grand Mufti says Twitter is a source of lies, evil

Saudi’s Grand Mufti says Twitter is a source of lies, evil

Country’s highest religious authority conceded it could be beneficial if used properly

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What's the point?

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Tram trepidation

Tram trepidation

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‘I’m not working today’

‘I’m not working today’

Part-time work & flexible hours are taking off in companies...

Why Buffett wouldn't have invested in Twitter

Why Buffett wouldn't have invested in Twitter

Tamara Pupic explains why she’s been haunted by the...

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Pentagon says ISIL fight costing $7.6m per day since Aug. 8
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Pentagon says ISIL fight costing $7.6m per day since Aug. 8

Rear Admiral John Kirby said the conflict in Iraq and Syria has cost about $424m since air strikes began

Egypt plans cash benefits in early 2015 to offset subsidy cuts
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Egypt plans cash benefits in early 2015 to offset subsidy cuts

First phase for 2m people at cost of $350m

Suspects to stand trial over Abu Dhabi schoolgirl death
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Suspects to stand trial over Abu Dhabi schoolgirl death

School management, bus driver and transport company boss among accused, says Attorney General

UK's Premier Inn to almost double Gulf hotel rooms by 2017
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UK's Premier Inn to almost double Gulf hotel rooms by 2017

Hotel operator says it plans to have a regional portfolio of 2,687 rooms across 12 properties, up from 1,356 rooms today

EU imposes sanctions on UAE firm over Syria oil supplies
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EU imposes sanctions on UAE firm over Syria oil supplies

European Union says action taken against Pangates International Corp Ltd, based in Sharjah

Egypt sets January 1 appeal date for Al Jazeera journalists
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Egypt sets January 1 appeal date for Al Jazeera journalists

Journalists were convicted in July on charges of aiding a terrorist organisation in a verdict that was widely condemned internationally

Dubai's inflation rate hits highest level since May 2009
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Dubai's inflation rate hits highest level since May 2009

New consumer price data reveals that housing and utility costs drive jump in inflation levels

Millions stolen from UAE bank customers in ATM scam
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Millions stolen from UAE bank customers in ATM scam

UAE Central Bank to urge banks to update their ATM machines after gang arrested by Dubai police

Saudi Arabia hits back at 'worst airports' claim
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Saudi Arabia hits back at 'worst airports' claim

Saudi aviation authority says Jeddah airport is adequate despite being ranked the worst in the Middle East by a Canadian blog

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Do you actually own your house?
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The empire strikes back
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Hole in one: Golfing in Dubai
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RAK and roll: Rino Sabatino
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RAK and roll: Rino Sabatino
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Abu Dhabi to produce a Sharia version of US TV show LA Law

Abu Dhabi to produce a Sharia version of US TV show LA Law

The local version of the show will be called Abu Dhabi Judicial - report

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Najwa Karam to take centre stage at MOE tomorrow

Najwa Karam to take centre stage at MOE tomorrow

World of Fashion wraps up a week of runway shows with a superstar finale

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Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

The Dominican American fashion designer was synonymous with iconic glamour and red carpet gowns

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Inside TOD’S: There’s no business like shoe business

Inside TOD’S: There’s no business like shoe business

We visit Tod’s Italian headquarters and meet with CEO and President Diego Della Valle

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Construction»
Burj Al Arab designer on why she initially turned the project down

Burj Al Arab designer on why she initially turned the project down

Khuan Chew was persuaded to apply for the project by Sheikh Mohammed and beat 7 rivals to design the iconic hotel's interiors

Travel»
New ultra-luxury property portal launches in the UAE

New ultra-luxury property portal launches in the UAE

Luxury SQft targets high-end audience by listing the most exclusive residences

Cars & Boats»
World’s fastest ambulance unveiled in Dubai

World’s fastest ambulance unveiled in Dubai

“One second can be the difference between life and death,” says Dubai paramedic

Videos»
Travel»

Launch of luxury steam train holidays from Europe to Tehran

Tickets for the two-week trip costs from $14,333 and starts in Budapest

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AngelTouch: The beauty of tomorrow

AngelTouch: The beauty of tomorrow

2015 will see the introduction of a new generation of Tech-savvy beauty

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UAE's Hakkasan set to launch new Las Vegas nightclub

UAE's Hakkasan set to launch new Las Vegas nightclub

Abu Dhabi-owned hospitality firm to open Omnia concept at Caesars Palace in spring 2015

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Ravi to riches
Dr Ravi Pillai launched his first business at the age of 14, trading in coconuts so he could afford school books. Three decades later, his RP Group brings in revenue of $4bn and employs 80,000 staff, helping make him one of the world’s richest Indians. But in his first personal interview to date, he explains why a happy workforce and a good reputation are far more important than money. He also talks of the launch of his latest venture — RP Global — a real estate company that will build luxury projects in Dubai this year.

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