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Buyers eye stake in Dubai-backed Vegas casino

Chairman of Dubai World-backed US$8.5bn CityCenter JV says buyers eyeing luxury mall

Abu Dhabi's Aldar, Sorouh merger hits snag

US$13bn merger between major property firms fails to meet quorum on crucial vote

Lufthansa sees bumper growth in Qatar

German flag carrier reports more than 40 percent in passenger growth to/from Doha

Qatar hands $100m to Syrian rebels

Gulf state earlier this month handed over Syrian embassy building to rebels

Hotelier Accor to open two Doha properties

Upscale hotel firm says will open Pullman and MGallery hotels in Qatar by 2015

Qantas international ops lose $93.3m in H2

Australian airline is expected to launch alliance with Dubai's Emirates on March 31

No request from Qatar to invest in VTB - Russia

British newspaper had reported Qatar could invest up to US$3bn in Russian bank

Saudi looks to put 100,000 disabled people in jobs

About 183,000 disabled Saudis are registered as looking for work in the country

Dubai retail rents to rise for first time since 2008 - poll

Survey of 700 industry experts says demand for retail space to "firmly" push up rents

Jeddah's 1km tower to be managed by London Shard firm

Prince Alwaleed's Kingdom Tower will trump Burj Khalifa when completed in five years

Qatar Air flight diverted to Iran after engine failure

Passengers stranded in Iranian capital for several hours after engine problems

UAE close to decision over UK, French fighters

BAE Systems and Dassault have been in closely-contested race to sell at least 60 new jets

UAE's ENOC trials self-service petrol stations

Fuel retailer will trial self-service at nighttimes before possible wider roll-out

UAE facing pensions ticking time bomb - report

HSBC survey shows UAE workers feel held back by high cost of living

Half of jobless Saudis have never applied for work

Ministry of Labour report finds 49 percent of unemployed Saudis have not sought work

Emaar says strong Indian interest in Dubai projects

Developer has been on roadshow across Indian cities of Mumbai and New Delhi

Second Arabian Business StartUp Academy announced

Experts to discuss their experience and offer advice to budding entrepreneurs

Starbucks customer pays $47.30 for coffee

Extravagant beverage included 48 shots of mocha, soya milk, protein and bananas

UAE's Etisalat Q4 profit up 17%, takes $769m hit

Gufl state's largest telco sees profit hit US$232.6m; writes down Pakistan, Sudan assets

McLaren eyes bumper Gulf sales of P1 hypercar

Automaker has collected same number of deposits for US$1m in Gulf as Dallas, London

Saudi king swears in first women on Shura Council

One fifth of advisory body are now female in move that has riled conservative clerics

Qatar Holding to launch $12bn investment firm

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

London's Emirates Air Line losing $78,000 a week

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

UAE inks $1.4bn defence deals, including drones

Gulf state agrees to buy 750 armoured vehicles and unmanned Predator drones

Dubai Investments eyes $272m sukuk, acquisitions

Emirate's largest listed investment firm seeks to pay off debt and finance expansion

OPINIONS »

$12bn Qatar fund adds new risk: public scrutiny

Qatar's sovereign wealth fund may regret spinning off part of its business

VIDEOS »

Gangnam Style in Gaza City

Parody of viral Korean pop video highlights unemployment, lack of crucial services in besieged Palestinian strip

Non-stop shouting' heard from Pistorius home

The bail hearing for athlete Oscar Pistorius has been told how a witness heard shouting, shortly before his girlfriend was shot dead

Millions strike in India over high prices

An estimated 100 million Indians are angry about inflation, low pay and poor working conditions

Cameron says India massacre 'shameful'

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has described the massacre of hundreds of Indians during colonial rule as shameful

Japanese whaling vessel 'rams' activist ships

Sea Shepherd activists claim two of their ships have been involved in a clash with a Japanese whaling vessel

Latest Reader Comments

'Smart people will buy smart schemes, even if market is flat', says top UAE developer
Mike Bray : Illusion can be very powerful. Business as usual has usually worked for Dubai...businesswise that is...usually. Who wants market maturity, when it seems that creating the next newest superlative is just as or even more effective? ...
Globus Infinitium - Saturday, 6 February 2016 4:50 PM

flydubai says committed to moving ops to Al Maktoum airport
Ahmed : What FlyDubai could do now is to completely move flights to the subcontinent region to Terminal 4. This would move a considerable amount of flights to that terminal and leave all GCC flights, middle-eastern flights and Caucus flights at Terminal 2. I think that would almost be an even split and woul...
UAE - Saturday, 6 February 2016 9:44 AM

Damac chief to “go naked on TV and resign” if Dubai’s gloomy property predictions realised
Scott Bosco : Hey Genius - before you make comments on markets such as Toronto perhaps you should be accurate . Let me correct you.

The Toronto market has been growing steady in past 15 years due to strong demand and yes , low interest rates. However purchasers need to deposit at least 20% in most case...
Canada - Saturday, 6 February 2016 9:45 AM

Danube Properties says 85% of $82m Ritz Dubai sold
Scott Bosco : Don't be fooled by this success. From word on the street - or sand- I heard:
This is similar to their last launch where they sold out in a day. These were investor deals, heavily discounted , and almost definitely sold to one party who will end up flipping. The developer usually also offer ver...
Canada - Saturday, 6 February 2016 9:44 AM

Getting more Qatar start-ups to the finishing line
Dr. Tukur D.M.Z : I would like to know if Qatar Business Center (GBIC) can open its doors to entrepreneurs from Africa ?...
Nigeria - Thursday, 4 February 2016 4:32 PM

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FEATURES & ANALYSIS »

Dubai's new boom assumes short memories

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

Egypt on the brink

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

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