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India's Jet confirms in stake talks with Etihad

Abu Dhabi carrier expected to strike equity deal with carrier in ten days - report

Turkey, UAE sign deal to invest in $12bn power project

Afsin-Elbistan project will provide region in Turkey's south-east with 8,000 mw of power

Syrian death toll rises to 60,000 – UN

Special envoy to Syria warns that figure could rise to 100,000 if no action is taken

Qatar plans new historical tourism attraction

Authorities say Al-Shamal municipality project will help regenerate the area

UAE property hunters rush to seal home deals

Confusion over new policy on 50 percent mortgage cap puts deadline on those looking to buy

Bad cheques still a criminal offence for UAE expats

Clarification follows reports foreign nationals will not be punished for bounced cheques

Al Jazeera buys Al Gore’s Current TV

Deal to boost Doha-based network’s reach in the US to around 40m homes

Emirates on course to be world’s second-biggest carrier

UAE carrier could overtake Delta this year, while Dubai world’s fifth largest airport

Dubai opens new A380 airport terminal

Operator announces phased opening of Concourse A; first Emirates flight leaves for Heathrow

Dubai’s Nakheel to start Palm Mall, double Ibn Battuta

Indebted real estate firm says it will hand over 4,500 units over the next 12 months

US avoids calamity in 'fiscal cliff' drama

Lawmakers approve last minute deal to prevent huge tax hikes and spending cuts

Kingdom Holding shares end 2012 on five-year high

End of year trading saw shares in Prince Alwaleed's firm rise 3.47 percent to US$5.57

Nearly 1.5m use public transport on Dubai NYE

Roads and Transport Authority says Dubai Metro had more than 500,000 passengers

Dubai ruler orders Emirates Road rebranding

Dubai's Emirates Road will now be known as Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road

Dubai’s Damac offers free Audi with apartment sales

Developer's free car promotion come as part of Dubai Shopping Festival 2013

Dubai to raise gov't spending to $9.28bn in 2013

Sheikh Mohammed approves budget that forecasts near-8% increase in public revenues

Nakheel 'scapegoat' in service charges row – CEO

Palm service charges were 'fair and very competitive' claims CEO Sanjay Manchanda

UAE said to limit expat mortgages to 50%

Sources say central bank has decided to cap home loans for foreigners buying property

Saudi woman divorced over tweets

Saudi man said to have taken action after wife refused to cancel Twitter account

Etihad Airways lifts over 10m passengers in 2012

Abu Dhabi carrier set to achieve 22% increase; Bangkok named as its busiest route

Arabtec, Lootah win $136m Nakheel contract

Two companies picked to build a total of 381 luxury villas at Jumeirah Park project


Dubai's hospitality sector: boom or bust in 2013?

There is only one truly hot hospitality market in our region, and that’s Dubai


Burj Khalifa New Year's Eve Fireworks 2013

Stunning fireworks display in Dubai set to backdrop of world’s tallest building

Supercar-driving Arabs who Londoners say have “made their lives a misery”

These are the rich Arab playboys who visit London every summer to show off their flashy wheels

Extreme diving from bridge on New Year's Day

A handful of Italians have spent New Year's Day diving 17 metres from a bridge into the chilly Tiber river in Rome

Mumbai bar vandalised over 'rapist' cocktail

A group of women have vandalised a bar in Mumbai because it has been selling a cocktail called the "rapist"

Latest Reader Comments

Air rage: Is this Emirates’ worst ever passenger?
John : Next time Abdul fly Kuwait Airways or Saudi Airways! It has nothing to do with serving alcohol on a plane, this man has a drinking problem and probably came on the plane intoxicated. He should have a travel ban placed on him for the UAE added to his sentence....
UAE - Sunday, 29 November 2015 12:41 PM

Portable hotel company signs ‘partnership’ deal with Dubai’s Dutco
Sean : looks like a portable toilet

it will be lot useful in india, where 650 million dont have access to ...
canada - Sunday, 29 November 2015 12:41 PM

Surge in SME debt defaults shows need for UAE bankruptcy law
shahzad : Definitely insolvency laws will reduce silent skip offs. And give sign of relief to people living UAE...
paksitan - Sunday, 29 November 2015 9:31 AM

Emirates said to boost India's GDP by $848m per year
Shalini : The Indian routes are Emirates airline's bread and butter ... they seem to forgotten to mention that in the article ... that study would show no discounted fares from Dubai to any of the 17 destination they fly to yet fares for economy class from Auckland to London via Dubai are comparable ...
India - Sunday, 29 November 2015 9:32 AM

Illegal TV vendor jailed by Dubai court
Jane : As a musician myself, of course Piracy is contemptible but citizens of the Middle East in general have good cause for all the wrong reasons.
I see a few notes in the Bahrain press sometimes criticising OSN for its monopolistic mentality which is actually more pure privilege than anything else, b...
UK - Sunday, 29 November 2015 9:33 AM


Dr Charles Elachi interview: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The man behind the Curiosity rover on why the billions spent on US space exploration is money well spent

Iba Masood interview: Gradberry

Iba Masood has gone from graduation to being a successful entrepreneur in no time at all

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