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Dubai's Nakheel still touting shelved Trump Tower

Developer says Palm Jumeirah Trump Hotel, scrapped in 2009, to become a “landmark icon”

REVEALED: Best MidEast cities for hotel investment

Saudi Arabia and the UAE dominated top of the rankings for first 11 months of 2012

UAE cen bank wants views on mortgage law by 31 Jan

Commercial banks have until end of month to submit opinions on controversial mortgage cap plan

Dubai's MAF sheds Iranian interests

Developer passes ownership of 75 percent stake in Carrefour in Iran to founder

W Motors to make $3.4m sports car in UAE, Qatar

Lebanese manufacturer will move production of LykanHypersport from Italy to Gulf states

Dubai's Al Habtoor Group to donate 20% of profits

Conglomerate will donate cash to its own foundation, supporting range of charities

Kuwait police use stun grenades on protesters

Kuwaiti police used smoke and stun grenades to scatter hundreds of protester

Ryanair offers to sell Aer Lingus routes - report

Irish carrier is looking for EU approval to purchase gov'ts 25 percent stake in flag carrier

Qtel stock may gain after plan for 15-year bond issue

Early price guidance for Qtel bond was released at 250 basis points over ten-year US Treasuries

Oman wealth fund in talks for Dubai ONIC stake

Sources Oman Investment Fund eyeing 42 percent stake in Dubai Group's ONIC

Bahrain’s Investcorp in US tech firm stake deal

Investcorp acquires stake in technology firm Fishnet Security for undisclosed amount

Brent slips towards $112, holds on upbeat economic sentiment

Brent crude held above $112 a barrel on Wednesday, supported by brighter outlook for global economy

Gold near one-month high; economic recovery hopes weigh

Spot gold was little changed at US$1,692.60 an ounce by 0328 GMT


How will gold prices perform in 2013?

There remains a multitude of factors that will influence gold prices in 2013 and beyond


Emir of Qatar meets UK Prime Minister

During his meeting with Prime Minister Cameron at Downing Street, the Emir of Qatar was expected to discuss the situations in Syria and Iran

Israel’s Netanyahu wins third term

Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected for a third term and will return to office, according to exit polls

British national sentenced to death in Bali

An Indonesian court on January 22 sentenced 56-year-old Sandiford to death for smuggling cocaine into the resort island of Bali

Toy enthusiasts flock to London Toy Fair

The annual fair which is organised by the British Toy and Hobby Association, brings together toy manufacturers and retailers from around the world


Israel's Netanyahu set to continue as leader

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has claimed victory in Israel's election, despite unexpected losses to centre-left challengers

Jordanians set to take to the polls

Jordan goes to the polls on Wednesday to elect a new parliament

Woman faints and falls on Madrid's Metro rail track

Dramatic footage captures the moment a woman faints and falls onto the tracks in Madrid

28-car pile-up on Greek motorway kills one

A woman was killed and 22 people injured in a double car smash involving 28 vehicles in northern Greece

Latest Reader Comments

UAE gov't workers should get 10 more days off during Ramadan, says FNC member
guy fawkes : Have to agree with Ahmed.
The focus is not on extra holidays, but to ensure that public and private sectors get same number of holidays
This will encourage UAE nationals to enter private service.

I work in the health sector and all i see is UAE nationals returning home, and wanting ...
uae - Wednesday, 24 December 2014 3:37 PM

Dubai police arrest suspects in $3.2m diamonds, gold robbery
H. Dadlani : Very good work Major General Al Mazeina !

Accolades to your good-self and your Team.

Hope the UAE police force keeps on with the vigilence
and more visitor's come into the country to enjoy the
facilities offered by the Government. ...
Iran - Wednesday, 24 December 2014 12:26 PM

No minimum age for marriage of girls – Grand Mufti
Peter Peter : Unfortunately many religious leaders - from many different faiths - base their opinions on their interpretation of their scriptures rather than well known facts or even universal experience.

It has been proven medically that 15 is too young an age to bear children - both physically and p...
UAE - Wednesday, 24 December 2014 12:24 PM

Dubai sees first quarterly house price drop in four years
ZAK : The demand and supply of properties is the key thing as usual. If more properties are being delivered then pressure on prices is understandable BUT this should not be construed as TREND. Dubai is a big thing and it will yield good returns on investments....
UAE - Tuesday, 23 December 2014 10:32 PM

Dubai's Nakheel says Waitrose will be Circle Mall anchor tenant
Joe : Maybe they should finish the Jumeriah Village Triangle project and complete it first like they have repeatedly promised to do, BUT NOT DONE.
JVT has been 'completed' for several years yet Nakheel have yet to install signage, ensure the safety and security of the residents and complete the lands...
United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, 23 December 2014 7:07 PM




REVEALED: Dubai's most expensive property sales

Arabian Business charts last year’s most expensive real estate transactions


REVEALED: The world's safest and unsafest airlines

Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways among the world's top safest carriers, says report


DM Healthcare interview: Dr Azad Moopen

Azad Moopen is eyeing up more funding, India and a potential IPO

Arab women and affordable housing: falling short?

Women are losing out on new homes despite a push by Gulf governments to implement affordable housing

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