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Qatar Airways chief dismisses 787 safety fears

CEO Akbar Al Baker says reported incidents on new Boeing plane are 'teething problems'

Bahrain's Investcorp inks $120m deal for US properties

Bahrain investment firm acquires 16 office properties in Houston and Chicago areas

Abu Dhabi's TAQA signs US wind power project deal

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company acquires 50% stake in Minnesota wind power project

France, UAE still in talks on Rafale deal - source

Negotiations over potential sale of 60 jets were backed by former President Sarkozy

Dubai launches drive to develop Islamic business

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed announces plan to attract fresh investment to emirate

New boss hired to run Jumeirah restaurants

Former Rosewood Hotels chief Austrian Gert F Kopera appointed to head restaurants unit

Emirates NBD unit plans $408m rights issue

Islamic unit of Dubai's largest bank intends to begin rights issue later this month

MidEast airlines post 10.5% growth in November

Region's carriers also report world-beating 16% growth in cargo traffic, says IATA

Qatar SMEs face barriers to 2022 projects

Enterprise Qatar says more needs to be done to help small companies win contracts

UAE cell tied to Al Qaeda - Dubai police chief

Detained members of suspected militant cell had ties to Al Qaeda in Yemen - Dahi Khalfan

Burj Khalifa to host water, fire & light extravaganza

Water, Fire & Light will incorporate elements of show used to bring in the new year

Iraq approves oil deal with Kuwait-led group

Iraq's oil ministry plans to sign final deal with group led by Kuwait Energy on Jan 27

Qatar eyes $32m deal for David Beckham - report

Football star David Beckham could be offered bumper deal to head to Gulf

UAE oil production hits 2.6m bpd in December

Oil minister says he hopes production will increase to 3m bpd at some point in 2013

Qatar Airways studies stake in Czech Airlines

Gulf airline had said was interested in carrier's privatisation, but talks yet to begin

Dana Gas shareholder backs restructuring deal

Largest shareholder Crescent Petroleum says terms of $920m debt deal are fair

Etihad Airways posts new daily record for passengers

Abu Dhabi carrier says it lifted 33,802 passengers on Jan 5 to set new milestone


A New Year should be a new start for Nakheel

The man at the top of indebted Nakheel’s tree ended 2012 with a fair bit of rattle and hum


UAE's new expat mortgage law: the facts so far

Opinion is split on what the 50 percent home loan cap will mean for the property market

Consumer electronics show highlights newest technology

CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 11 and is expected to feature 3,100 exhibitors

Qatari Prime Minister visits Egypt

Qatar said it will increase its financial aid to Egypt by $2.5 billion to a total of $5 billion

Exhibits from Bonhams Islamic art exhibition on display

The private collection of Islamic Art is due to be exhibited from January 8 - 13th at Bonham's in Edinburgh


Boeing faces nightmare over Dreamliner

Shares in the aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, have fallen after a 787 Dreamliner suffered a fuel leak

Astronauts suffer depression in simulated Mars mission

The first results to emerge from a simulated Mars mission have revealed some of the crew experienced depression

Twitter asked to reveal anti-Semitic users

A group of Jewish students in France is taking on one of the giants of the internet - Twitter

Elephant goes on rampage in Indian village

At least one person was injured after an elephant wreaked havoc in the west Midnapore district of India's eastern West Bengal state

Latest Reader Comments

UAE petrol prices to rise by 24% from Saturday
julie andrews : Since most logistics, transport and industrial companies run on diesel we should expect a fall in overall inflation.
However will see what excuse my local "LuLu " store manager has to justify his latest increase in prices...
uae - Tuesday, 28 July 2015 8:31 PM

‘Saturated’ property market forces Dubai realtor to go bust
Anjum Bhat : The market correction will make the developers target salaried class people to buy properties and not wholly depend on investors. Like any mature market end users will ensure market stability....
UAE - Tuesday, 28 July 2015 6:20 PM

Qatar's beIN wins 2018-2024 Olympic Games broadcast rights
Sepp Bladder : I wonder if there will be streaming content via the Internet because if it's anything like their Premier League football package we'll probably have full access to wall to wall synchronised swimming and clay pigeon shooting but no gymnastics, athetics or swimming because too many people have cracked...
UAE - Tuesday, 28 July 2015 6:17 PM

Get smart: Dr Manahel Thabet
NadaFQ : Wise perspective as always; it's the right time to invest in knowledge and advanced technology. ...
UAE - Tuesday, 28 July 2015 3:35 PM

Abdul Kalam, father of India's missile programme, dies at 83
Andrew : I had the privilege of meeting President Abdul Kalam during his presidency when I was based in New Delhi 2003-2006 I found him to be a most gracious and thoughtful person who made you feel that you were the only person in his presence. This is the first time I have subscribed to any article in Arabi...
UK - Tuesday, 28 July 2015 3:36 PM




UAE's new expat mortgage law: the facts so far

Opinion is split on what the 50 percent home loan cap will mean for the property market


Pearl-Qatar alcohol ban won't last - Gordon Ramsey

UK celebrity chef closed Maze restaurant after slump in sales following alcohol ban


Saudi Arabia's $220bn spending spree

Yet another expansionary budget means that Saudi Arabia will keep on investing billions at home

Rezidor interview: Kurt Ritter

Ritter tells arabian business why he believes the Middle East may be the birthplace for the firm’s next big global push

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