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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

Air rage: Is this Emirates’ worst ever passenger?
John : Next time Abdul fly Kuwait Airways or Saudi Airways! It has nothing to do with serving alcohol on a plane, this man has a drinking problem and probably came on the plane intoxicated. He should have a travel ban placed on him for the UAE added to his sentence....
UAE - Sunday, 29 November 2015 12:41 PM

Portable hotel company signs ‘partnership’ deal with Dubai’s Dutco
Sean : looks like a portable toilet

it will be lot useful in india, where 650 million dont have access to ...
canada - Sunday, 29 November 2015 12:41 PM

Surge in SME debt defaults shows need for UAE bankruptcy law
shahzad : Definitely insolvency laws will reduce silent skip offs. And give sign of relief to people living UAE...
paksitan - Sunday, 29 November 2015 9:31 AM

Emirates said to boost India's GDP by $848m per year
Shalini : The Indian routes are Emirates airline's bread and butter ... they seem to forgotten to mention that in the article ... that study would show no discounted fares from Dubai to any of the 17 destination they fly to yet fares for economy class from Auckland to London via Dubai are comparable ...
India - Sunday, 29 November 2015 9:32 AM

Illegal TV vendor jailed by Dubai court
Jane : As a musician myself, of course Piracy is contemptible but citizens of the Middle East in general have good cause for all the wrong reasons.
I see a few notes in the Bahrain press sometimes criticising OSN for its monopolistic mentality which is actually more pure privilege than anything else, b...
UK - Sunday, 29 November 2015 9:33 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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