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Emirates Air Line losing $78,000 a week

Branded cable car named after Dubai carrier has seen users dwindle since Olympics

Gulf firms preparing IPOs up to $1bn - KPMG

At least five companies planning major flotations; Dubai has not seen IPO since 2008

Qatar Holding to launch $12bn investment firm

New unit of Gulf state's SWF will invest globally in shares, bonds and real estate

Dubai's Emirates to launch second Philippines route

Airline will start direct, daily flights to Clark International in central Pampanga province

UAE's du surges to four-year high as Dubai extends rally

Shares in du surge 11.7 percent, its biggest gain since April 2012, after strong earnings

Outcry over Israel soldier's photo of boy in crosshairs

Israel's army said on Tuesday it would hold investigation into conduct of soldier

UAE’s flydubai launches South Sudan route

Dubai-based low-cost carrier to fly four times a week to Juba from 21 April

Saudi to spend $71.6bn on projects in 2013

Capital expenditure to rise 2 percent as Saudi targets infrastructure projects

Dubai's Drake & Scull wins $83.5m Qatar contract

MEP contractor will provide works on mixed use development in capital Doha

Bahrain's Ahli United Bank posts Q4 profit rise

Gulf state's largest lender records 11.8 percent gain in profit on higher income

Mandatory insurance needed soon - Dubai health boss

Head of health authority says stalled health insurance scheme must be reintroduced


Dubai's new boom assumes short memories

Lingering debt woes from last boom and bust should dissuade risk of runaway spending


UK Prime Minister David Cameron visits India

British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in India with what he called Britain's biggest ever overseas business delegation for a three-day visit

North Korean defectors release propaganda balloons

North Korean defectors, now living in South Korea, prepare to release balloons carrying propaganda leaflets denouncing North Korea's nuclear test

EU renews sanctions against Syria

The European Union on February 18 renewed sanctions against Syria for a further three months


UK police release video of hit and run

Greater Manchester Police have released CCTV footage of a hit and run, which left a man with catastrophic injuries

Thousands take part in Chilean tomato fight

Seven thousand people and 40 tonnes of tomatoes take part in the annual "War of the Tomato" in the Chilean city of Quillon

Venezuela's Chavez returns home from Cuba

He says he's been leading Venezuela from his hospital bed in Cuba for nine weeks

US city bans use of drones

Unmanned aircraft, or drones, are widely used by the US against foreign targets

Latest Reader Comments

RTA says has 'nothing to do' with Careem trip surcharge
JRH : "It is not known how the AED3 surcharge was calculated and Careem has been contacted for further comment."

I would imagine it was how much do we think we can charge before people kick up a fuss.

I'm unsure why both Careem and Uber would announce that it's an RTA charge if that was...
UAE - Tuesday, 24 January 2017 1:10 PM

Dubai introduces fees for using ride-hailing apps
Concerned consumer : Rather than trying to price the competition out the market, would the RTA not be better served improving their own service?

Clean cars, reliable and safe drivers etc.

People use Uber/Careem because they are high quality and reliable service, if the RTA starts offering this people ...
uae - Tuesday, 24 January 2017 1:10 PM

Emirates set to launch 'fifth freedom' route to US via Athens
procan : Trump will step in to stop this....
Canada - Tuesday, 24 January 2017 8:56 AM

Saudi inflation rate hits 10-year low amid growth slowdown
Figgy : It goes without saying that diversifying the Saudi economy is vital for its sustainability. The kingdom clearly has begun expanding on investments into additional sectors.
There surely are many obstacles- that are merely a challenge that could be overcome one by one. The Saudi economy has been...
TheSameTree - Tuesday, 24 January 2017 8:56 AM

Some banks baulk at pricing of Dubai's metro loan
Christopher : All banks offer the same products, that is why all banks need to develop a clear identity based not on what they offer but on what they do best. Each bank must distinguish itself from the rest of the pack and this will take coherent, deliberate and innovative thinking. Start by asking how the bank c...
UAE - Tuesday, 24 January 2017 8:55 AM




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Egypt on the brink

Haphazard management has left the Arab world’s most populous country facing a future of rising unemployment and capital flight

F1 and Emirates: A formula for success

F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone is widening his ambitions in the Gulf, and the possibility of a regional team or a third race could still be on the cards.

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