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Dubai's Emirates in ten-year UK cricket sponsorship

Airline's sponsorship of Lancashire County Cricket Club includes naming rights to historic Old Trafford stadium

Arabtec shares slump to six-week low

Shares in Dubai's Arabtec tumble to a six-week low on fears of a significant shares dilution, sparking selling in UAE markets

Japan's Nomura to hire in Dubai to revamp MidEast ops

Japan's largest investment bank has lost several top executives in region amid hefty cost-cutting

Oman buys 41% of ONIC from Dubai Group

Sultanate's sovereign wealth fund buys shareholding from unit of Dubai Holding

Italian watchmaker eyes Qatar expansion

Luxury watchmaker Officine Panerai currently operates one store in Doha's Villaggio Mall

Jordan, Iraq agree to build $18bn oil pipeline

Pipeline will export oil from Basra to Jordan's port city of Aqaba

Dubai's MAF signs retail deals with Hollister, A&F

Majid Al Futtaim Fashion signs deals to open several franchises of famous US brands

New Dubai indoor theme park to open in December

City of Arabia park will feature attractions based on Marvel Comics and Cartoon Network

GCC consumers spending $2m a day at McDonald’s

Fast food giant sees record growth with 900,000 customers a day

Gulf tourists splash cash in ailing UK high streets

Shoppers from the Gulf spend most amount of money per head in Britain

Etihad buys Heathrow slots from India's Jet for $70m

Abu Dhabi carrier buys three pairs of slots amid ongoing talks over purchase of stake in Jet

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

Dubai's Nakheel repays more cash to lenders

Palm Jumeirah property developer says it has repaid total of AED923m to lenders since restructuring

UAE economy to grow 3.8% in 2013 - Sheikh Ahmed

Emirates chairman says growth built on tourism, trade and hospitality; DP World chairman cites property recovery

UAE's Etihad Rail gets $1.28bn loan for project

State-backed firm behind US$11bn railway project secures financing for first phases

Egypt balloon crash kills 19 tourists

Hot air balloon crash in Luxor kills 19 tourists from Asian and European countries

Gulf Air lays off 15% of staff in restructuring

Bahrain's indebted national carrier has also cut four loss-making routes since January

UAE's Etisalat extends Barcelona deal for four years

Gulf state's largest telco extends undisclosed deal with famous Spanish football club

Most MENA workers want to leave jobs - poll

New poll shows more than half of workforce wish to leave job immediately

Qataris fear spread of expats - survey

Significant majority believe expats causing imbalance and stealing jobs in Gulf state

'Argo' storms to Oscar victory on night of surprises

Iranian hostage drama takes Best Picture, while 'Life of Pi' scoops four Oscars

Dubai's Nakheel launches new Palm project

Azure Residences will contain 170 new apartments; construction to begin mid-2013

British bride plunges to death in Dubai

27-year old Abbie Emmett reportedly fell out of a window in a hotel

Dubai targets millions of health tourists by 2020

Head of Dubai Health Authority says medical tourism could pump billions into economy

Emaar to start sales at Jeddah project

Dubai developer to launch sale of properties at its Abraj al Hilal 2

UAE says barred academic out of concern for Bahrain

Gulf state barred entry to London School of Economics academic due to give talk on Arab Spring


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


Vicious shark attack leaves man dead in New Zealand

A man has been killed by a shark off the coast of New Zealand's Muriwai Beach, near Auckland

Amateur video of Egypt hot air balloon crash

Amateur video shows the moment a hot air balloon crashes in Luxor, Egypt, killing at least 19 passengers

Pope Benedict bids farewell to faithful

Pope Benedict XVI has held the last audience of his pontificate in St Peter's Square on the eve of his historic resignation as leader of the world's 1.2bn Catholics

India's wealthy voice concerns on economy

India's finance minister is due to announce a new budget, and the country's wealthy businessmen are worried they may lose out

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Emirates unveils Jennifer Aniston TV ad as part of $20m global marketing campaign
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Emirates said to press Airbus on plans for revamped A380
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Dubai Rolls-Royce owner among victims of luxury car scam
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Qatar telco Qtel rebrands as 'Ooredoo'


Etihad Airways pilot passed out mid flight


How I did it: Sohaib Awan

The founder of Jabal Entertainment explains how he is helping boost home-grown comic BOOK talent in the UAE with the release of Arabia-centric series ‘Jinnrise’

Property speculators' return fuels Dubai bubble fear

Queues of investors, new project announcements, the return of flipping - is Dubai risking a repeat?

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