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Saudi energy firm inks deal for Australian solar farm
Energy»

Saudi energy firm inks deal for Australian solar farm

Friday, 24 February 2017 11:03 AM

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures signs agreement with gov't-owned electricity retailer to buy power from solar farm

Oman's Muriya expands beach resort with 84 more rooms
Travel & Hospitality»

Oman's Muriya expands beach resort with 84 more rooms

Friday, 24 February 2017 11:03 AM

Additional rooms have been added to the Fanar Hotel & Residences in the Salalah Beach resort

Dubai consumer complaints rocket by 23% in 2016
Retail»

Dubai consumer complaints rocket by 23% in 2016

Friday, 24 February 2017 11:03 AM

More than 27,000 complaints received as awareness campaigns led to better understanding of consumer rights

Emirates accuses UK's aviation body of acting 'unprofessionally'
Transport»

Emirates accuses UK's aviation body of acting 'unprofessionally'

Friday, 24 February 2017 10:59 AM

Dubai-based airline hits back over claims it breached laws by not paying compensation to passengers who experience a delay

Investigators clear Saudi-led forces of 2015 attacks in Yemen
Politics & Economics»

Investigators clear Saudi-led forces of 2015 attacks in Yemen

Friday, 24 February 2017 3:03 AM

Body set up to investigate civilian casualties in Yemen says technical fault was responsible for the death of seven people in one air strike

UAE's biggest banks set to see 'solid' profits in 2017, 2018
Banking & Finance»

UAE's biggest banks set to see 'solid' profits in 2017, 2018

Friday, 24 February 2017 2:42 AM

Ratings agency Moody's also says impairment charges likely to rise in 2017, driven by the continued economic slowdown

Saudi economy forecast to continue slowdown in 2017
Politics & Economics»

Saudi economy forecast to continue slowdown in 2017

Friday, 24 February 2017 2:42 AM

Jadwa Investment says growth in kingdom will be dragged down by oil sector; non-oil sector to 'remain subdued'

DXB's $1.2bn Concourse D serves 16.6m passengers in year 1
Transport»

DXB's $1.2bn Concourse D serves 16.6m passengers in year 1

Friday, 24 February 2017 2:42 AM

Final major piece of infrastructure at Dubai International Airport will mark its first anniversary on Friday

'Terrorist blast' injures woman near Bahraini capital
Culture & Society»

'Terrorist blast' injures woman near Bahraini capital

Friday, 24 February 2017 2:41 AM

Interior ministry says the explosion happened in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama

Comics and music shows draw rebuke from Saudi clerics
Culture & Society»

Comics and music shows draw rebuke from Saudi clerics

Friday, 24 February 2017 2:41 AM

Criticism of cultural events highlight the sensitivity of reforms underway in the Gulf kingdom

Dubai ruler orders 4x4 stunt driver to clean the city's streets
Transport»

Dubai ruler orders 4x4 stunt driver to clean the city's streets

Friday, 24 February 2017 2:41 AM

Driver and passengers punished after performing dangerous stunts on busy road in rainy conditions

Boxers Manny Pacquiao, Amir Khan in talks for UAE clash
Sport»

Boxers Manny Pacquiao, Amir Khan in talks for UAE clash

Thursday, 23 February 2017 8:28 PM

Filipino six-weight world champion says on Twitter that his next fight will be in the UAE, in talks with Khan's team

UAE hotels see revenue, room rate declines in January
Travel & Hospitality»

UAE hotels see revenue, room rate declines in January

Thursday, 23 February 2017 7:51 PM

Occupancy levels rise marginally, boosted by strong performance in smaller emirates of Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah

Dubai's du says royalty fee to remain unchanged until 2021
Banking & Finance»

Dubai's du says royalty fee to remain unchanged until 2021

Thursday, 23 February 2017 3:28 PM

Telecoms operator will pay a 15% tax on revenue and 30% tax on profit to the UAE government

Dubai's Expo 2020 launches tender for Emirati food producers
Retail»

Dubai's Expo 2020 launches tender for Emirati food producers

Thursday, 23 February 2017 2:54 PM

Organisers seek producers of authentic Emirati products as part of licensing deals for mega event


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