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Sheikh Ahmed: Emirates confident in A380

Dubai airline's chairman says it has full confidence in Airbus superjumbo, but has no plans to purchase more

Marriott CEO says $3.5bn of MidEast, Africa hotels in pipeline

Operator of The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott brands says targeting new properties in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Crown Prince signs up to Twitter

Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz has more than 230k followers, despite only 'tweeting' once

France's Galeries Lafayette to counter Qatar bid for Printemps

Parents RREEF and the Borletti said to be in talks to sell department stores to Qatari investors for US$2.67bn

UAE, Saudi to focus oil exports on Asia - report

Both Gulf countries to remain major oil producers, although will diversify economies

Abu Dhabi to build new, female-only beach

Al Bateen beach in UAE capital will replace one consumed by Emirates Palace hotel

Hilton to open hotel in Saudi's Al Khobar

US hotelier will manage 158-room property in Eastern Province's commercial capital

Ex Aus politician slams Qatar land grab

Nick Minchin accuses state-owned Qatar firms of paying over the odds for agricultural land

Gold holds near 1-1/2-week high as Bernanke backs stimulus

Spot gold was little changed at US$1,612.31 an ounce by 0218 GMT, after hitting a 1-1/2-week high of US$1,619.66

Russia wants US to urge Syria rebels into peace talks

Russia called on the United States on Tuesday to press the Syrian opposition to hold direct talks with Damascus

UAE markets resume gain as bargain hunters return

Dubai's measure climbs 0.6 percent to 1,936 points, up 19.3 percent year-to-date

Brent holds steady near $113 on Bernanke assurance; EU woes weigh

Brent crude gained 38 cents to US$113.09 a barrel by 0733 GMT, after rising to as much as US$113.14

OPINIONS »

How high can Emaar’s shares go?

As the company took a battering at the hands of the stock market, it’s easy to forget just how much Emaar achieved

PHOTOS »

20th anniversary of World Trade Centre bombing commemorated in NYC

The attack, which utilized a car bomb and hit the north tower, killed six people

Tension rises after North Korea's nuclear test

North Korea confirmed it had successfully carried out an underground nuclear test on February 12

Egypt hot air balloon crash kills 19

A hot-air balloon exploded and fell on the ground in Luxor during a sunrise flight, killing up to 19 tourists

Australian billionaire unveils plans to build ‘Titantic II’ cruise ship

Flamboyant Australian tycoon Clive Palmer unveiled his plan Tuesday for building a perfect replica of the Titanic

VIDEOS »

Tourists die in Egypt hot-air balloon crash

Egyptian officials say 19 people have died after a hot-air balloon crashed near Luxor in the country's south

Challenges of Philippines' mixed race children

Thousands of mixed-race children grow up without their fathers in the Philippines. Most of them are of Korean or American descent

David Beckham talking about his "special" PSG debut

David Beckham says being part of the winning team during his first game with Paris St Germain was "special" for him and the team

London Mayor Boris Johnson sews a cod piece

Boris Johnson tried his hand on a sewing machine at a clothing factory in east London

Latest Reader Comments

Revised labour scheme 'will end unproductive Saudisation'
Keith Falcone : Until Saudi nationals take up honest blue collar work such as construction, trades and retail, they will forever be caught up in dependence on foreign workers.

Here in the UK and most of the Western World, we have country nationals building our buildings, repairing and maintaining our build...
UK - Wednesday, 29 June 2016 3:56 PM

Dubai set to see 10,000 new hotel rooms open in 2016
Omar Abu Omar : 9,400 rooms to be added in 5 months? How is this even possible? Where did they come up with the figures from? ...
Spain - Wednesday, 29 June 2016 3:55 PM

Emirates stands firm on ultra-cheap bookings glitch
Speedbird : looks like a case of simple contract law!
The offer was made in public. It was accepted by 300 odd customers. They paid for the tickets which was acknowledged and followed up with a confirmation from Emirates. Deal is done !
This is very poor PR for Emirates who should accept responsibilit...
United Kingdom - Wednesday, 29 June 2016 3:55 PM

Potential UK PM candidate sees second EU vote if migration deal struck with Brussels
Doug : Arguably, winning a referendum by 4% is hardly a clear demonstration. Granted, it's a majority, but it also means that 48% of people are very unhappy with the result which is rather a lot of people.

As for who should succeed David Cameron, that should really be the person who will get the U...
UAE - Wednesday, 29 June 2016 3:56 PM

No change to UK, Gulf aviation deals despite Brexit, experts say
Patrick Casey : Gulf Aviation will be better off, now that the UK stands alone.
The UK is big enough to deal worldwide without the EU....
UK - Wednesday, 29 June 2016 3:56 PM

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Holiday Inn Middle East: Father figure

Spence Wilson, son of Holiday Inn founder Kemmons Wilson, reflects on the evolution of the brand

What’s art got to do with business?

Elie Khouri argues that collecting art makes business sense in more ways than one

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