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St Regis, W and Westin hotels to open on old Metropolitan site

Al Habtoor signs up 3 Starwood properties on site of closed Dubai Metropolitan hotel

Fujairah’s oil costs rising on Iran sanctions, Barclays says

Fujairah depends on Iran for nearly a third of the 1m metric tonnes of fuel it buys and sells

Bahrain eyes sovereign bond, not imminent - sources

Kingdom said to be testing whether it can draw investors into bond sale

Kuwait parliament blocks development plan, KUNA Says

Lawmakers who blocked the bill yesterday described the plan as “unrealistic”

Qatar loans Tunisia US$1bn, may provide jobs

Qatar also expressed a willingness to provide 20,000 jobs to Tunisians in Qatar

Emirates NBD private bank CIO Dugan to join Coutts - sources

Dugan was brought in by Dubai's largest bank in 2009 to beef up its private banking business

MAF committed to Syria despite violent unrest

UAE mall developer insists it is long-term investor, despite bloody crackdown

Rare Ferrari in Dubai 'not for sale', says police

Police official denies reports that abandoned $1.6m car will be part of auction

Iran sends military to disputed Gulf islands

Islamic Republic vows "strong response" to aggression as GCC announces naval exercises

US fast food chain launches 'cheese burger pizza'

Calorie-packed offering likely to punish waistlines across Middle East

Dubai Brit gets 12 years for embezzling US$600k

Michael Bryan Smith found guilty of conning Dubai World firm Limitless out of cash

UK embassy monitoring welfare of Dubai hunger strikers

British Embassy tells Arabian Business welfare of inmates "high priority"

Girls ready for marriage at 12 - Saudi Grand Mufti

Top religious authority voices support for underage marriage in light of gov't talks on issue

4-year old Saudi shoots dad dead in PlayStation row

Boy uses pistol to gun down father following row over video game

REVEALED: The UAE's best performing banks

Arabian Business unveils the 15 best performing lenders over the last year in terms of share price

KSA favoured Gulf destination for migrants - poll

31m people worldwide would like to move to Saudi Arabia, more than UAE

Kuwait cabinet backs new law to privatise airline

Draft law would still see 35 percent stake in national carrier listed on bourse

Cancelled MENA projects rise 8% - Citigroup

Value of projects stalled or cancelled in region has continued to rise since start of year

Mall of Emirates owner to increase rents in 2012

Landlord Majid Al Futtaim will charge higher rates for retailers after bumper Q1

UAE aims to be global hub for Arabic language

Sheikh Mohammed announces initiative to uphold Emirati identity amid expat influx

OPINIONS »

Build a community to build your brand

Companies need to engage their customers more in order to grow their brand

Issues over the Iranian Rial reflect impacts of the new Cold War

As Iran faces off its western adversaries, tensions have continued to rise

VIDEOS »

Holographic Michael Jackson set for concert return

Dead singer could be set to reunite with his brothers on stage as a hologram during upcoming Jackson 5 shows

Pakistan tests new ballistic missile

Pakistan has successfully test-fired a new intermediate range ballistic missile, the country's military says

Blast in Syria’s Hama kills many

Children are among those reportedly killed by what activists say was a missile strike in the Syrian city of Hama

Facebook post leads to soldier’s resignation

A US soldier has lost his job after criticising President Barack Obama on Facebook

Latest Reader Comments

Dubai likely to lose 'shopper's paradise' status: S&P
gvk : Increasing cost to operate business and reduced volumes compel importers, distributors, wholesaler and retails to work on higher margin to break-even. Rentals have been going up only for past few years. Other costs are going up and up, it also reduces buying power of residents and falling exchange...
UAE - Tuesday, 21 February 2017 1:24 PM

Dubai tenants warned to study contracts before signing
Jose De Souza : Oh I spotted the clause alright but the landlord (a major real estate company) refused to budge and insisted on a 30-day notice and two months penalty. Pure exploitation, I said. And they ignored me. Another great example of how ambiguous laws need to be fine-tuned. ...
United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, 21 February 2017 9:17 AM

UAE drafts new rules pushing banks to lend more to SMEs
Jacob : Funny banking, one fine day the bank will decline an application and the next day they will accept the same application. What do you expect when there are so many departments constantly at loggerheads with each other, all working in silos and isolation and managed by cantankerous conniving managers ...
UAE - Tuesday, 21 February 2017 9:20 AM

Abu Dhabi awards parking contract for new mega airport terminal
Chris : With a good operator and a strong system for car parks , MTC at Abu Dhabi Airports will lead the way in the GCC ...
UK - Tuesday, 21 February 2017 9:20 AM

Google urges UAE to create 'culture of risk'
Risk Culture Builder : Innovation is needed in Risk Management. In all aspects of business reward is linked directly to the level of risk taken.

This aspect is misunderstood in most businesses, firstly they try to take more risk without getting better at risk management and that leads to failure, you can only tak...
United Arab Emirates - Monday, 20 February 2017 1:22 PM

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FEATURES & ANALYSIS »

David Eldon interview: HSBC Bank Middle East chairman

David Eldon sees ‘remarkable’ opportunities for trade ties between the Middle East and China

Maher Kaddoura interview: Taking the high road

Maher Kaddoura was one of Jordan’s most successful executives, but the death of his son changed everything

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