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Former F1 champ urges Bahrain race rethink

Damon Hill calls on F1 bosses to reconsider going ahead with this month's Grand Prix

Abu Dhabi eyes tourism boost from China

Tourism chiefs on five-city roadshow in People's Republic in bid to boost visitor numbers

First air travel prayer time calculator launched

World first application also gives information on availability of airport prayer facilities

Saudis 'won't endorse' female athletes in London

Human Rights Watch criticises Gulf kingdom's stance; urges IOC debate on May 23

UAE says investigating US think tank staff member

Authorities confirm investigation into employee of US group ordered to close Dubai office

GCC construction markets still far from peaks - Alpen

New report says recovery in UAE still being hampered by oversupply, more optimistic on Qatar

Bahrain Gov't fully behind Gulf Air, says minister

Finance minister denies national carrier could close; says gov't keen to empower airline

Boeing overtakes rival Airbus for Q1 deliveries

US plane maker posts 32% rise in delivery of commercial aircraft in first quarter of 2012

World population forecast to hit 9.3bn by 2050

Asia and Africa predicted to lead urban population growth over the next four decades

UAE sets new loan limits for state-linked firms

Central bank brings in new caps on large exposure limits for commercial banks

Kuwait's Agility wins contract court appeal

Logistics firm says it will be able to go ahead and build fish market after court ruling

SABIC's CEO sees recovery in US petchems demand

Mohamed Al-Mady also says European market for petrochemicals still struggling

Fitch upbeat on Dubai hospitality, retail sectors

Rating agency says prime retail and hospitality assets in emirate 'have been resilient'

Samsung posts record quarterly profit of $5.15bn

Electronics giant says booming sales of smartphones, Galaxy Note drive profit levels

Kuwait investment firm inks partial deal on $567m debt

Finance & Investment Co suffered net losses of more than 75% of capital due to global crisis

Qatar target Dexia posts net loss of $2.5bn

Luxembourg arm of Franco-Belgian lender says bond portfolio contributed to heavy losses


Google has killed a generation of entrepreneurs

At the click of a mouse, you can now become (or so you believe) an expert in absolutely any field you like

Zoning in: How Dubai has leveraged free zones

Oliver Cornock explains how Dubai has leveraged its free zone model to get ahead of its Gulf competitors


REVEALED: How the crash hit Palm property prices

Property prices on one Palm Jumeirah development have plummeted by as much as 75 percent in four years

New York International Auto Show revs up

The latest and greatest new cars are on show at US exhibition

REVEALED: Dubai's 25 best performing companies

Arabian Business unveils the companies whose share prices have increased the most so far in 2012

REVEALED: The world's best cities for quality of life

Knight Frank and Citi Private Bank countdown the world's top cities for quality of life


Yahoo dumps 2,000 workers in latest purge

Yahoo is laying off 2,000 employees as new CEO Scott Thompson sweeps out jobs

Date set for Egypt football violence trial

Egypt's authorities have set a trial date for the Port Said football tragedy which occurred at the beginning of February

Auto Show: Flying Cars and Revamped Offerings

The kickoff for the 2012 New York International Auto Show featured a car most of us will never drive, and even one that flies

Somali sports officials killed in bombing

Four people killed, including head of national football and Olympic bodies, after suicide bomb blast

Latest Reader Comments

Splash Dubai boss says Bollywood drunken killer Salman Khan is a “great man”
Rob : Going for tawdry, tabloid-style sensationalism in the headline and a job working for the Daily Mail? If so, full marks....
China - Thursday, 7 May 2015 8:51 AM

Owner of India's fake Burj Al Arab replica reports thriving trade
SA1 : As I understand patents / copyright also have jurisdiction. If they have not patented and copyrighted the designs in India...then of-course the guy is legally okay.

If Vegas can build Effile and Dubai can build Taj replica...why go after this individual.?...
UAE - Thursday, 7 May 2015 8:48 AM

Qatar Airways CEO blames Boeing, Airbus delays for lower 2014 profits
Rick Allen : Reading this article and a few other today out of Qatar Airways today I find that this carrier is anti Boeing in a big way. Yes, in this article both Airbus and Boeing are mentioned, however I just read another article where they are saying that Airbus needs to do this and that so as to stop Boeing...
USA - Thursday, 7 May 2015 8:49 AM

A decade to forget for the Dubai Pearl
Mohammad : We also invested in Dubai pearl and the story is the same as others except that they offered us the new pricing and payment plan but we did not accept and they , in return, sent us the default notice!!!!
so shameless...
Iran - Thursday, 7 May 2015 8:49 AM

Sharjah clears debts of 111 Emirati defaulters
Anon : Lucky children of the state....
France - Thursday, 7 May 2015 8:49 AM


Egypt’s historic elections

Egyptians are rediscovering the art of politics as elections draw near in what is now the Arab world’s biggest democracy

Test drive: Porsche 911 Carrera

Combining power and grace, the new Carrera may be the easiest sports car in the world to drive

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