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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


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


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

What will happen next to Dubai's property market?
desert dream : Dubai Real Estate is firmly on an uptrend with demand far outstripping supply. There is very little speculation in the market. The demand for downtown dubai and villas is tremendous. Most of the ppl complaining are those who did not buy in the last few years and are "hoping" for it to crash. Banks a...
UAE - Saturday, 19 April 2014 6:50 PM

Dubai property can return to 2008 prices – real estate chief
The time warrior : great comment Alex, thanks for the heads up you gave us....
UK - Saturday, 19 April 2014 6:50 PM

Germany puzzled as UAE think tank ordered to close
chalky6766 : @One of the Joes -'The UK has a very sad history of involving itself in this region' - Do you mean the Middle East as a whole or do you mean the UAE? Please be specific as this article refs to the UAE and the German think tank in AD. British involvement in the UAE has been positive, through commerci...
UAE - Saturday, 19 April 2014 6:49 PM

Saudi to produce first locally made car by 2017
Dr Nuri Abukhshim : Great news. KSA has the capability and capacity to establish such industry. Good luck for your new project....
United Kingdom - Saturday, 19 April 2014 6:49 PM

Kuwait to debate scrapping fuel subsidies for expats
hani husssien : All subsidies should be removed from everyone including Kuwaiti's. Live within your means and stop expecting handouts...
Kuwait - Saturday, 19 April 2014 12:52 PM


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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