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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%


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

'Smart people will buy smart schemes, even if market is flat', says top UAE developer
Marc Jons : Cyclical indeed! But what kind?! If Dubai wants to truly evolve to the next level it needs to rewrite many of its outdated and/or unpractical regulations. Market stability and maturity cannot and will not be achieved by doing "business as usual" and anything else is but an illusion....
Canada - Saturday, 6 February 2016 9:43 AM

flydubai says committed to moving ops to Al Maktoum airport
Ahmed : What FlyDubai could do now is to completely move flights to the subcontinent region to Terminal 4. This would move a considerable amount of flights to that terminal and leave all GCC flights, middle-eastern flights and Caucus flights at Terminal 2. I think that would almost be an even split and woul...
UAE - Saturday, 6 February 2016 9:44 AM

Damac chief to “go naked on TV and resign” if Dubai’s gloomy property predictions realised
Scott Bosco : Hey Genius - before you make comments on markets such as Toronto perhaps you should be accurate . Let me correct you.

The Toronto market has been growing steady in past 15 years due to strong demand and yes , low interest rates. However purchasers need to deposit at least 20% in most case...
Canada - Saturday, 6 February 2016 9:45 AM

Danube Properties says 85% of $82m Ritz Dubai sold
Scott Bosco : Don't be fooled by this success. From word on the street - or sand- I heard:
This is similar to their last launch where they sold out in a day. These were investor deals, heavily discounted , and almost definitely sold to one party who will end up flipping. The developer usually also offer ver...
Canada - Saturday, 6 February 2016 9:44 AM

Getting more Qatar start-ups to the finishing line
Dr. Tukur D.M.Z : I would like to know if Qatar Business Center (GBIC) can open its doors to entrepreneurs from Africa ?...
Nigeria - Thursday, 4 February 2016 4:32 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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