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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

OPINIONS »

Dubai's new boom assumes short memories

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

PHOTOS »

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

VIDEOS »

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

US campaigners lambast Qatar Airways' Las Vegas expansion
James Binding : The Middle East are the largest customers to Boeing currently, the GCC Carriers are in actual fact creating jobs within the U.S. economy, this element is being completely overlooked!

The following is even taken from Boeing's website:

Boeing has forecast that the Middle East will r...
Dubai, UAE. - Tuesday, 6 December 2016 9:21 AM

Dubai 'not ready for Michelin' says Vineet Bhatia
WHJ : @Tony. You raise your hand for 15 mins to get the check?! hmmm...are you raising your hand high enough? Did you try standing up and waving? This is truly a phenomenon that must be closely examined. 15 minutes is way too long. The maximum recorded waiting time for a check is 11 minutes.
...
UAE - Tuesday, 6 December 2016 9:21 AM

UAE hotel rates in October slump to lowest level since 2005
Telcoguy : @khalid if you are flying people mostly from Europe and Asia Dubai hospitality is currently great value. Flying with QA makes it usually cheaper, or if you have a meeting in other GCC country and then make a stop over of 2-3 days. It is interesting that this place is more interesting now as a meetin...
Lima - Tuesday, 6 December 2016 9:17 AM

Dubai issues new property marketing regulations for real estate agents
RAK : Next step would be to reduce those fees from 5% to something more realistic (2%?) on both sales and rental transactions!...
KSA - Monday, 5 December 2016 3:13 PM

Six injured in 25-car pile-up on Al Ain-Abu Dhabi road
savio : UAE governments need to address the Road safety issues as soon as possible or death on the road will continue to grow as population grow and cars on the roads by facto. Driving daily from Dubai to Abu Dhabi and the reality of dangers in over speeding, not keeping space between cars is flagrant. With...
dubai - Monday, 5 December 2016 1:08 PM

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REVEALED: World's biggest defence firms

Lockheed Martin tops SIPRI countdown of world's 100 biggest arms companies

FEATURES & ANALYSIS »

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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