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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

UAE's VAT plan 'unlikely to result in expat exodus'
Viney : VAT itself won't...but the signs are all there...gas, housing, school, lower or none allowances, lower numbers of expats hired... Expats are either leaving to better offering countries or just not coming... The ones that stay are connected to huge companies that can support the costs.....
UAE - Monday, 31 August 2015 6:07 PM

Dubai Atlas Jewellery owner reportedly detained over outstanding debts
RayCee : Serves the banks right. Most banks act as herds of sheep to flock together to give huge sums of loans to such hyped up big entities, but treat small businesses & SME's as untouchables. How will the businesses grow that make up the back-bone of any economy? The banks will now learn their lessons and ...
UAE - Monday, 31 August 2015 4:48 PM

Bahrain beats UAE to be named top MidEast expat destination
Appa Rao : I fully agree with this rating as I lived there for 10 years before moving to UAE. Now I can easily rate that Bahrain is a better place for an expat to leave compared to UAE....
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Revealed: how to sell your car in 30 minutes
wanna buy a new car : firstly dealers would only trade in & not buy, moreover you will get the correct car value only if its the same brand as the dealers. for private sellers they are hard to come and you may not want to wait that long. for all who call this a Scam - please sell you car to an individual if you are have ...
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The reviews are in... the hotel brands voted the best and worst by online users
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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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