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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

Investors push to revive $750m beachfront project in Bahrain
Bahraini : The picture in this article are not of the project. There are plenty of pictures on the internet. I recommend you place the same to avoid any confusion. ...
Bahrain - Sunday, 23 October 2016 4:45 PM

Nakheel launches new $32m Palm restaurants complex
Telcoguy : First building like this happened in Spain, and I assume almost any other Mediterranean country. It is obvious that you may have only one beach but you can sell many generations of beach line properties.

About why... well ain´t that obvious?...
Spain - Sunday, 23 October 2016 4:45 PM

Return of 'serious' buyers to Dubai is sign of recovery, says Nakheel chairman
Telcoguy : Funny how another article has lines like this
“The many hundreds of buildings built during the real estate boom will be due for major repairs and renovations within the next five to ten years. What happens if there is not enough money in the reserves to complete this work? How will the shortage...
Spain - Sunday, 23 October 2016 4:46 PM

Samsung loyalty strong in Dubai as half swap Galaxy Note 7 for S7 Edge
Telcoguy : Because consumer protection laws in the UAE are different.
Spain - Sunday, 23 October 2016 4:46 PM

Cladding issue causes further headache for fire-hit Tamweel Tower
AMJ : We residents of the tower have been informed by our Loss Adjusters that DCD has not approved the cladding despite the glass being of A2 quality. Further, it seems DCD has not given anything in writing as to why the approval is not forthcoming. If this is indeed true, then it is very surprising why a...
UAE - Sunday, 23 October 2016 4:46 PM


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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