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UAE's rising cost of living is putting off expats - HSBC

UAE's rising cost of living is big concern for expats - HSBC

Bahrain, Qatar and Oman are more popular destinations for expats than the UAE, according to HSBC survey

Google saved YouTube from death, admits co-founder

Google saved YouTube from death, admits co-founder

Exclusive: Chad Hurley says 'hard to imagine YouTube being here today' if Google had not bought the video-sharing site in 2007

Revealed: Bollywood Park Dubai in detail

Revealed: Bollywood Park Dubai in detail

New theme park will be split into five movie themed zones and will include 16 rides and attractions

Abu Dhabi's Aldar to launch new projects in next 3-4 months

Abu Dhabi's Aldar to launch new projects in next 3-4 months

Developer's CFO says new projects will mostly target mid-income buyers and tenants

Saudi Arabia jails 13 over plot to attack US soldiers

Saudi Arabia jails 13 over plot to attack US soldiers

Saudi court sentences suspected members of al Qaeda cell for plot to attack soldiers in Qatar and Kuwait

Arabian Business Cafe

Prioritising “me”

Prioritising “me”

Why not getting buried in a pile of chores, goals,...

What's the point?

What's the point?

Surveys and reports that are blatantly obvious are...

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Tram trepidation

Tram trepidation

Motorists have already had accidents and Dubai's newest...

‘I’m not working today’

‘I’m not working today’

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

Dubai's Deyaar says Q3 net profit almost doubles
Property»

Dubai's Deyaar says Q3 net profit almost doubles

Developer says performance was boosted by robust property sales and delivery during third quarter

Sharjah Int'l opens new runway to welcome superjumbos
Transport»

Sharjah Int'l opens new runway to welcome superjumbos

New $136m airport project will be able to accommodate world's largest aircraft including A380s

Hotel giant IHG plans two new properties in Dubai's DWC
Travel & Hospitality»

Hotel giant IHG plans two new properties in Dubai's DWC

InterContinental Hotels Group announces agreement for Holiday Inn Dubai World Central and Staybridge Suites Dubai World Central

Bahrain's Gulf Air to resume Hyderabad flights in December
Transport»

Bahrain's Gulf Air to resume Hyderabad flights in December

Airline set to launch five weekly flights on route that was stopped in 2009 as part of cost-cutting measures

Kuwait's Jazeera posts best quarterly performance in history
Transport»

Kuwait's Jazeera posts best quarterly performance in history

Airline announces net profit of $28m in Q3 while number of passengers flown rises by more than 10%

Qatar set to expand science and technology park
Technology»

Qatar set to expand science and technology park

QSTP chief says park has reached 95% capacity; expansion will create more opportunities for tech entrepreneurs

Saudi builders falsely declaring workers as disabled
Politics & Economics»

Saudi builders falsely declaring workers as disabled

Labour ministry launches new card to counter abuse of government subsidies

Dubai's DIB says Q3 net profit jumps 55%
Banking & Finance»

Dubai's DIB says Q3 net profit jumps 55%

Dubai Islamic Bank posts $184m net profit for the three months to September 30

Kuwaiti detainees slit arms in protest over 'illegal' detention
Politics & Economics»

Kuwaiti detainees slit arms in protest over 'illegal' detention

About 80 prisoners claim they are still being held despite having completed their jail terms, some as much as 18 months ago

Saudi petchems firm plans sukuk investor meetings
Banking & Finance»

Saudi petchems firm plans sukuk investor meetings

Advanced Petrochemical Co is turning to debt capital markets to take advantage of high liquidity in the Saudi investor market

Do you actually own your house?
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Do you actually own your house?
Walking on air: Naji Skaf
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Walking on air: Naji Skaf
Interview: Deyaar CEO Saeed Al Qatami
Property»
Interview: Deyaar CEO Saeed Al Qatami
The empire strikes back
Retail»
The empire strikes back
Hole in one: Golfing in Dubai
Sport»
Hole in one: Golfing in Dubai
Media»
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

Arts»
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

Style»
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

Photos»
Style»
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

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

Videos»
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

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

Style»
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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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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