Have trouble reading this email? See it in your browser
Thursday, 17 January 2013 This newsletter reaches 155,909 readers, to advertise click here

Nakheel impounds children’s toys on Palm Jumeirah

Debt ridden Dubai developer confiscates bicycles, strollers and games

UAE SIMs must be re-registered with every new visa

Etisalat also confirms final re-register deadline for SIMs is January 17 2014

UAE announces Milad Al Nabi holiday

All private and public sector employees will be granted paid leave on Jan 24

EXCLUSIVE: euro will survive, says Siemens CEO

Head of Europe's biggest engineering conglomerate also supports Angela Merkel's policies

US, others ground Dreamliner indefinitely

Europe, Japan and India on Thursday joined the United States in grounding Boeing's 787

Freedom in MidEast up post Arab Spring - report

Libya and Tunisia register increases in freedom, while Gulf states seen as more repressive

Saudis will give $100m to Palestinians

Gulf state will provide cash to gov't in Israel-occupied West Bank to help budget crisis

Qatar's Virgin Health Bank eyes GCC expansion

Firm in talks with several countries to introduce public cord banks to store stem cells

Half of new Qatar port projects to go to local firms

US$7.5bn port should be completed by 2030, with first construction phase operational by 2016

Oman's Bank Muscat Q4 net profit rises 15.1%

The bank made a quarterly net profit of US$90.9m in the three months to December 31

Work on three Qatar metro stations to start soon

US$138m has been allocated for taking over land from private owners for project

Egypt's NSGB may gain as Qatar bank says deal still on

Shares in National Societe Generale Bank may react positively to comments from Qatar National Bank

Brent slips on demand view, but stays above $109 on Algeria attack

Brent futures slipped on Thursday as concerns about a weakening global economic outlook revived demand worries

Gold flat; platinum snaps seven-day rally

Spot gold was flat at US$1,678.64 an ounce by 0305 GMT, trapped in a tight range of about US$2


The scandal of UAE school fees

Anil Bhoyrul argues that UAE schools are earning thousands of dollars for doing absolutely nothing


Japan grounds Dreamliner after emergency landing

Japan's two biggest airlines on January 16 grounded all their Dreamliners in the most serious blow yet to Boeing's troubled next-generation model

Female models strut their stuff at Oman Fashion Week

A collection of dresses by designers from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman were showcased at the event

Hollywood actress visits Syrian refugees

Mia Farrow was on a two day visit to Lebanon, meeting Syrian refugees

Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship - Preview

Highlights of the pro-am event prior to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


US grounds Dreamliner fleet for safety checks

The United States has grounded its fleet of Boeing Dreamliners, as have aviation regulators in Europe, India and Japan

World's largest snowball fight in Seattle

Around 6,000 people take part in the world's largest snowball fight in Seattle, breaking the record held by the Republic of Korea

London helicopter crash claims lives

Two people have been killed in a helicopter crash in central London

London helicopter crash: Dramatic video from the site

Dramatic amateur video is captured at the site where a helicopter crashed in Vauxhall, central London

Latest Reader Comments

FIFA probe into Qatar World Cup 2022 bid delayed
John Degrelle : No but there will be no street parties, no drinking (outside of a few hotel establishments), high risk for arrests due to unpreparedness by foreign tourists. Despite the heat a modest, long sleeve and trouser or long dress code will be demanded. They better start building prisons next to each stadiu...
Canada - Wednesday, 23 July 2014 2:53 PM

Al Mazaya Holding reveals 631% increase in profits
Ehab : Mazaya have increased the rent in Sky Gardens by an additional 100% for some tenants. The claim they could do this because apparently the building is not under Dubai's Ejari but comes under DIFC jurisdiction. They are trying to force some tenants to leave.

They also have mega inflated "chil...
UAE - Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:49 PM

Mercedes F1 boss says Abu Dhabi points 'unfair' to drivers
Vincent : Following Formula 1 since 1978 but this is indeed the most stupid rule they ever made. This doesn't help to make the sport more exciting.
What they need in F1 is drivers with charisma like in the 80's with Prost, Lauda, Villeneuve, Pironi, Laffite, Senna, etc. Not youngsters who only have a sea...
UAE - Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:48 PM

Dubai Marina residents to deliver petition to Emaar against promenade dog ban
Mosa : Okay, People are going to hate me for this, but anyway. Firstly - dogs poo and pee, however they like, and for a city like DUBAI - that is ridiculous! It is very unpleasant and disgusting to come across. Secondly - you are walking with your spouse, or your family, having a nice talk, and suddenly so...
UAE - Tuesday, 22 July 2014 9:46 AM

UAE private sector to get two-day Eid Al Fitr holiday
Mosa : Out of 300 days excluding Fridays and Annual Leave, if a business can't afford to give an extra day off to their employees for a country wide celebration, those businesses should probably close down as they may not be fit for business. Secondly, we are not in the US, this country is not a part of US...
UAE - Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:46 PM


Sold down the river?

Six years after being bought by Dubai World in a welter of international publicity, the future of the QE2 looks grim

Risky business

James Goodnight has built SAS into the world’s biggest advanced analytics company, earning himself a fortune in the process

Follow Us
facebook facebook facebook facebook
ADX 4,964 -0.26%
ASE 2,118 -0.08%
BSE 1,471 -0.21%
DFM 4,668 -0.24%
KSE 7,118 0.3%
MSM 7,201 0.23%
QE 13,190 -0.52%
SSE 10,168 1.42%
Share prices are updated with a 15-minute delay. Data is not intended for trading purposes
Banking & Finance |  Construction & Industry |  Education |  Energy |  Healthcare |  Media & Marketing
Personal Finance |  Real Estate |  Retail |  Technology |  Transport |  Travel & Hospitality