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QE2 crew in dark over liner's final voyage

Dubai-based liner expected in Asia in two months, although even crew unsure of final port

Banyan Tree resorts seeks cash for UAE expansion

Asian resort operator seeks to expand presence in the Gulf state - statement

REVEALED: 15 best companies to work for in the UAE

Microsoft tops Great Place to Work Gulf survey of country's top employer

Iran's Khamenei rebuffs US offer of direct talks

Iran's highest authority says direct talks will not repair country's relations with US

Qatar Posts $26 Bln Budget Surplus In July-Sept

Fiscal surplus of world's number one LNG exporter equivalent to 53.9 percent of GDP

Foreign specialists hired to boost Saudi health services

More than 1,300 foreign experts brought to Saudi Arabia by Ministry of Health

Oman ruler sets up $182m fund for entrepreneurs

Sultan Qaboos meets Omanis in aim to boost employment, non-oil sectors

Foreign investment into MENA continues plunge

FDI into region fell by one fifth in first nine months of 2012, says World Bank survey

Jazeera Airways eyes Kuwait Airways stake

Chairman says low-cost carrier "definitely" interested in investing in loss-making rival

Abu Dhabi rents pushed higher on relocation rule

Average rents in the UAE capital have risen by up to 25 percent on 'living local' policy

Dubai back of cab sex duo see jail terms cut

Expats were found guilty of having sexual intercourse in the back of a cab

'ARA8S' license plate up for grabs for $400k

UK seller targets wealthy Arab car enthusiasts with exclusive number plate

Jobless Arab youth call for end to 'wasta' – UN

Arab region has the highest level of youth unemployment in the world, says UN report

Qatar insists $4.7bn Chelsea Barracks still on

Reports last week indicated that London luxury property project had been canned

Surge in Gulf buyers snapping up Palm holiday homes

Local cash buyers replace declining number of Russian investment buyers

Muscat and Jeddah in world’s cheapest cities

Cities ranked amongst the lowest of 131 countries based on a range of costs including food

Thousands duped in UAE airline scam

Free 20,000 economy airline tickets on Emirates, Etihad via Instagram offer a hoax

Emirates F1 team would be "natural thing to do" - Ecclestone

Formula One boss made the comment at signing of Dubai airline’s sponsorship deal

Sheikh Ahmed “very positive” on $6bn Dubai Group debt talks

 “I hope the Dubai Group will be able to reach an agreement,” he added

Bahrain Air demands fresh licence talks

Airline CEO, Richard Nuttall, accuses civil aviation authorities of discrimination

Dubai to launch world’s highest theatre venue

‘The Act’ is a dramatic VIP club brand and its Dubai venue aims to “push the boundaries”

Etihad says Dreamliner issues will be resolved

Abu Dhabi carrier says expects to complete due diligence on Jet Airways stake next week

UAE mortgages soared in January over 50% cap

Mortgage brokers say applications soared amid news of cap on home loan lending for expats

du faces “some redundancies” in restructuring

“Name of the game is efficiency” says UAE telco CEO Osman Sultan

Dubai’s Nakheel mulls financing for $900m Palm retail projects

The indebted developer recently green light work on the Nakheel Mall and The Pointe


Should Emaar and Nakheel work together?

The long-stalled Dubai Waterfront could be a win/win situation for both Dubai developers


Ex-Taliban members 'to return to battlefield'

NATO and the Afghan government say a programme to lure Taliban fighters away from the battlefield has been a success

Egyptians take to streets against sexual violence

In Egypt, thousands of men and women have marched against the sexual harassment of female protestors

Olympic dream of armless Afghan teen

Abbas Karimi was born without arms but that hasn't dampened his ambition to win a gold medal for swimming in the next Paralympics

Man rides crocodile motorbike around India

Pradeep Kumar Mehta has designed a snappy motorbike that looks like a crocodile

Latest Reader Comments

Dubai real estate prices drop nearly 13% in 2015
gvk : Rent increase each year by referring to RERA RENT INDEX is effecting SME ,ultimately it effects competitiveness which effects tourism ,specially from countries whose currencies are weakening ....
UAE - Thursday, 8 October 2015 9:14 AM

Five students face murder charges over Saudi school fire
Reene : What chaos?????? Imagine if it was a real fire.
The occupier of the business is responsible for fire safety. There was no fire drills and training provided in this school as I can tell....
Israel - Thursday, 8 October 2015 9:15 AM

Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman tops list of most influential men in Asian sport
harry hatchet : Where is Manny Pacquioa in this list?...
uae - Thursday, 8 October 2015 9:18 AM

Emirates unveils Jennifer Aniston TV ad as part of $20m global marketing campaign
Simon : JA .... Brilliant .... absolutely BRILLIANT .... well done nobody could beat you for such a role ... well done Emirates ...
UAE - Wednesday, 7 October 2015 12:49 PM

Flogged Saudi blogger named 'writer of courage' in Britain
Mark W. Elliott : Congrats to Raif Badawi; he deserves this prize....
KSA - Wednesday, 7 October 2015 12:52 PM


Indian Rich List to be unveiled on Feb 10


The cost of education is falling, so why aren't school fees?


Rotana interview: Selim El Zyr

It’s taken 20 years for Selim El Zyr to build the region’s biggest hotel company from scratch

Matchroom Sport interview: Barry Hearn

Barry Hearn has made millions from revamping second-tier sports and beaming them to worldwide TV audiences

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