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Irish chocolate giant plans to launch UAE cafes

Butlers Chocolates inks franchise deal; first stores in the Middle East set to open by Q3

FIA says monitoring situation in Bahrain

F1 chiefs issue statement as thousands continue to protest weeks ahead of Grand Prix date

Salary expectations rise across Gulf in Q1

New research also shows that less than 10% of firm are now implementing pay freeze

Bahrain ranked most IT-friendly in MidEast

Gulf kingdom 27th in new global tech-ready list published by the World Economic Forum

US judge steps down from Saudi terror case

Texas judge recuses himself in case of student accused of trying to build bombs

Saudi retailer Jarir posts 20% rise in Q1 profit

Saudi's largest electronic, stationary retailer sees higher sales of laptops, smartphones

GCC construction sector set to award $286bn deals

New research says Saudi Arabia will lead contract awards to 2016, followed by the UAE

Abu Dhabi hotel limits 'to have little impact'

Hospitality expert says move unlikely to boost occupancy, rates in the short term

Oman, Qatar banks drive GCC revenue growth

New study says loan loss provisions rise in UAE, Qatar and Kuwait during 2011

Saudi's Almarai sees 2.9% rise in Q1 net profit

Kingdom's largest food producer says Q1 sales rose 17%, boosted by poultry, bakery sales

Arab majority see brighter future for women

Doha Debates opinion poll shows women will be better off in post-Arab Spring region

Abu Dhabi inks Halcrow deal for port revamp

Abu Dhabi Ports Company says Shahama Port marine facilities to be redeveloped

Sharjah rents fall slightly in first quarter of 2012

Asteco says viewings, enquiries up in Sharjah, Ajman as new supply enters market

Saudi shares close lower despite oil price rise

Petrochemical stocks lead declines as Saudi all-share index dips 0.4%

OPINIONS »

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

PHOTOS »

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

VIDEOS »

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

Developer Schon unveils $870m Dubai hospitality project
Amir : In 2006 Schon Properties sold me and a lot of others apartments in Dubai Lagoon at Dubai Investment Park and so far after more than 10 years they have not been able to deliver even a single unit! Good luck with delivering 2,700 hotel apartments in just 3 years! ...
UAE - Wednesday, 30 November 2016 12:46 PM

Dubai Rolls-Royce owner among victims of luxury car scam
philip : I have been reading up on such cases for more than a year now, these scammers are pros, they pose as rich Emaratis with some even handing over Local Police senior employees (fake business cards). They come in themselves with fancy expensive cars and a lady escort posing as their wife. They don't rea...
dubai - Wednesday, 30 November 2016 12:46 PM

Dubai 'not ready for Michelin' says Vineet Bhatia
Fentoni : Very true Sam, why would a top Chef who has a choice of working in Tokyo, Paris, London or New York with access to the best food markets and the most talented kitchen & restaurant colleagues move to a city with under 2.7M people to get a Michelin Star? If Dubai double in size then just maybe there w...
UAE - Wednesday, 30 November 2016 12:45 PM

Safety changes sought before fire-hit Tamweel Tower all-clear
AYH : The DCD seems to be holding Tamweel tower to the same new regulations expected of a newly built tower. This seems a bit unfair given that this was just a restoration of an existing tower that passed the earlier guidelines. Unless they impose the same new regulations on other towers in the area, Tamw...
UAE - Wednesday, 30 November 2016 12:42 PM

How to solve the Dubai-Sharjah congestion dilemma
bilal janjua : hello the most simplest and fastest way to reduce congestion on Sharjah - Dubai road is to make a dedicated bus lane on the extreme right lane and BRT buses should be deployed in large numbers people will stop using cars and jump on the fast moving buses as no car will be allowed to enter this lane....
China - Wednesday, 30 November 2016 12:44 PM

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FEATURES & ANALYSIS »

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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