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Ex-Arabtec exec hired to drive Dubai's DIFC development
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Ex-Arabtec exec hired to drive Dubai's DIFC development

Friday, 6 May 2016 12:03 AM

Nabil Al Kindi is appointed as new executive vice president of DIFC Property Development

Dubai firms say they expect economy to remain stable in Q2
Politics & Economics»

Dubai firms say they expect economy to remain stable in Q2

Friday, 6 May 2016 12:03 AM

More businesses expect economy to hold steady than in previous quarter, according to new survey

GCC hotel owners get tougher on operators over contracts
Travel & Hospitality»

GCC hotel owners get tougher on operators over contracts

Friday, 6 May 2016 12:02 AM

More than half of all hotel contracts now include performance test on which they can be terminated, says report

Qatar Airways to add new Salalah flights for Khareef season
Transport»

Qatar Airways to add new Salalah flights for Khareef season

Friday, 6 May 2016 12:02 AM

Doha carrier says it will add extra 10 flights per week to Oman's Dhofar region from June 1 to Sept 30

RAK Properties set to release phase 2 of Bermuda Villas project
Property»

RAK Properties set to release phase 2 of Bermuda Villas project

Friday, 6 May 2016 12:02 AM

Bermuda Villas was launched in 2014 and is set for completion by late 2016, says developer

Qatar Rail cancels $1.4bn Doha Metro stations deal
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Qatar Rail cancels $1.4bn Doha Metro stations deal

Friday, 6 May 2016 12:02 AM

Rail operator sacks international consortium and replaces it with another company; says delays will be minimised

UAE tycoon says Donald Trump is 'very dangerous to the world'
Politics & Economics»

UAE tycoon says Donald Trump is 'very dangerous to the world'

Friday, 6 May 2016 12:01 AM

Khalaf Al Habtoor brands US presidential candidate a 'loose cannon', says US-Arab relations would deteriorate if elected

Bahrain's Batelco posts 33% slump in Q1 net profit
Technology»

Bahrain's Batelco posts 33% slump in Q1 net profit

Thursday, 5 May 2016 3:52 PM

Telecom operator says both its subscriber base and revenue fell during the first quarter of 2016

Saudi security forces kill two ISIL fighters in Makkah
Culture & Society»

Saudi security forces kill two ISIL fighters in Makkah

Thursday, 5 May 2016 3:47 PM

Interior ministry says two other militants blew themselves up with explosive belts in holy city

Etihad says to pay medical bills of injured EY474 passengers
Transport»

Etihad says to pay medical bills of injured EY474 passengers

Thursday, 5 May 2016 3:39 PM

Abu Dhabi carrier also sends specialist team to visit hospitalised passengers injured on flight hit by severe turbulence

UAE's Bloom says 90% of new FAYA project sold out
Property»

UAE's Bloom says 90% of new FAYA project sold out

Thursday, 5 May 2016 1:54 PM

Developer reports strong investor reaction to the fourth phase of Bloom Gardens project

Rights group slams Qatar espionage case court decision
Politics & Economics»

Rights group slams Qatar espionage case court decision

Thursday, 5 May 2016 1:01 PM

Amnesty International calls for investigation into torture allegations of convicted Filipino nationals

UAE private sector growth slows as hiring stalls in April
Politics & Economics»

UAE private sector growth slows as hiring stalls in April

Thursday, 5 May 2016 1:01 PM

Only the second time that payroll numbers have failed to rise in the business survey’s history

Privacy fears stunt Middle East use of social media
Media»

Privacy fears stunt Middle East use of social media

Thursday, 5 May 2016 1:01 PM

Study says Twitter and Facebook use falls as direct messaging plaforms Snapchat and Whatsapp grow in popularity

Saudi gov't lifts project bidding ban on builder Binladin
Construction»

Saudi gov't lifts project bidding ban on builder Binladin

Thursday, 5 May 2016 1:00 PM

Construction giant has been struggling since one of its crane toppled into Makkah's Grand Mosque, killing 107 people


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