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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

OPINIONS »

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

PHOTOS »

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

VIDEOS »

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

Top hotelier warns of tax rate of up to 31% after VAT is introduced
One Guy : Again and again there is this constant push to wring every last cent out of people either visiting or living in Dubai ! As has been mentioned on this very site by myself and many others in related articles cost of living and doing business pressures are mounting by the day. Dubai is rapidly pricing ...
Dxb - Thursday, 23 June 2016 4:27 PM

UAE recruiter warns of 'mass exodus' of expats due to high costs, lack of jobs
nastyrunner : Actually, everything comes down to Rent and other Fees, with Rent being the 99% as everything is dependent on it. Education is going to become expensive, since 'Rent' of the plot is high, Staff has to be provided with 'Rent', and it is the same for Healthcare.
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U.A.E - Thursday, 23 June 2016 4:27 PM

UAE could ban smoking in all public places
Jeff Bustlethwaite : I like the current set up, where the hotels still offer smoking rooms and there is a bar or club where you can smoke in the hotel, with the other venues staying non-smoking. It's easy to avoid smoky places here or enjoy smoking if that's your thing. Banning smoking everywhere is a step too far....
UAE - Thursday, 23 June 2016 2:52 PM

Dubai, Abu Dhabi among world's most expensive cities for expats
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Spain - Thursday, 23 June 2016 1:38 PM

Zurich says paid out $67m in MidEast claims over past 2 years
Telcoguy : This is life insurance, unless there is a really weird thing going on, this is a really strong increase because the payments are not directly related to last year premiums but they are a weighted average of all the cohorts. You would need to understand the average contract length (at least) to put t...
Spain - Thursday, 23 June 2016 1:38 PM

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EDITOR'S CHOICE »

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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

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

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

FEATURES & ANALYSIS »

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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