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Dubai’s MAF awards $225m Lebanon project

Successful contractors for Waterfront City project are Beirut-based ACC and MATTA

Dubai flight grounded after pilot calls in sick

Jet service from Mangalore cancelled at 11th hour after no replacement pilot available

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

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

Bahrain lender sells Ahli Bank stake to Qatar Foundation

Gulf state's largest listed lender sells 33 percent of Ahli Bank to sovereign fund

Iraqis awarded $5m over Abu Ghraib abuse

Landmark settlement for former prisoners abused between 2003 and 2007

Oman launches marina at Al Musanah Sport City

Opening is timed to coincide with World Championship for Laser Boats, held in 2013

Tiger Woods "not worth" $3m fee - Qatar golf boss

Former world No.1 had been invited to appear at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

UAE SIM re-registration deadline looms

Mobile users have until January 17 to register their SIM cards or risk disconnection

Saudis behead Sri Lankan housemaid for infant killing

Colombo gov't appealed against death penalty upheld by Supreme Court in 2010

Dubai launches drive to develop Islamic business

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

UAE cell tied to Al Qaeda - Dubai police chief

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

Saudi 70-year old groom disputes child bride claims

Man claims he was duped into paying dowry as reports of marriage spark outrage

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

World's top golfer splits from Dubai sponsor

Jumeirah Group says it will not be renewing five-year sponsorship deal with Rory McIlroy

Mortgage cap could boost Dubai rents

Property experts are split on impact new mortgages regulations will have on emirate’s real estate sector

UAE's Aldar, Sorouh reach initial merger deal - sources

Merger would create a state-backed company with combined assets worth nearly $15 billion

Emaar awards The BLVD contract to Brookfield

The Address portfolio to grow to six as Emaar gives contract to build 72-storey hotel to Brookfield Multiplex

Emirates looking to acquire more A380 superjumbos

Dubai airline Emirates hopes to be able to increase its A380 order from 90 to 120

Dubai’s Just Falafel opens first store in London

Covent Garden outlet is the first outside Middle East and part of a plan for 200 in the UK

Dubai cans 160 QE2 events as it decides cruise liner’s final fate

Despite UK talks, an Indian scrap yard seems the likely outcome - sources


Can Dubai learn from the Hong Kong property boom?

Hong Kong’s housing market currently faces the sort of problems that Dubai did back in 2006-8


Boeing faces nightmare over Dreamliner

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

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

Male friend of Indian gang rape victim relives attack

The friend of a 23-year-old Indian student who died after being gang-raped on a moving bus in New Delhi speaks for the first time about the attack

Nusra Front sees Islamic state in Syria

Al Jazeera has obtained rare access to rebel fighters of the Nusra Front

Latest Reader Comments

Air rage: Is this Emirates’ worst ever passenger?
Scots in Dubai : Jailing the man for 11 months, he will be out in 3. This man deserves no less than a world wide flight ban for 5 years. In fact he should have also been deported from the UK and jailed in Dubai, since he demonstrated a total lack of respect to the airline, its staff and its passengers.....Scots in D...
United Arab Emirates - Thursday, 26 November 2015 12:49 PM

'Perfect time' for GCC to start levying taxes, say experts
UnKnown : "Diversify Income??"
I agree that GCC have to reduce their dependence on OIL and diversify their income, but taxing is surely not the right way.
With massive reserves, the governments have to invest in building their infra structure both commercial and resident to provide a thriving environm...
Kuwait - Thursday, 26 November 2015 12:50 PM

Iraq's Bride Tower aims to top Dubai's Burj Khalifa, Jeddah's Kingdom Tower
tony : basra is in the south away from the violence. South has the oil so it has $. ...
germany - Thursday, 26 November 2015 12:50 PM

'Even if oil falls to $30, it won't exhaust our savings,' says Saudi deputy crown prince
Yawar Awan : In my opinion Saudis have to work hard on self reliance.Increasing its own Engineering & Manufacturing base is most essential.In this regard Technical collaborations and establishment of JVC will enhance the process. ...
Pakistan - Thursday, 26 November 2015 8:59 AM

Abdullatif AlMulla: Dubailand, JBR & Business Bay developer planning "massive investments" on the back of rising revenues
zayed saleh : exactly right , they try to bring some tension with no reason. people need to see progress in their eyes instead of talking !!...
uae - Thursday, 26 November 2015 9:01 AM


Research In Motion interview: Andrew MacLeod

RIM’s latest version of its BlackBerry smartphone marks the Canadian manufacturer’s make or break moment

Saudi Arabia's $220bn spending spree

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

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