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Emirates' Clark hits out at Europe air travel taxes

Dubai airline criticises rising long-haul travel taxes on day it launches alliance with Aus's Qantas

Dubai owner of Leeds Utd says mulling more stake sales

GFH Capital sold stake in the second tier Championship side to Bahrain's International Investment Bank

Kuwait executes three for murder

Executions are the first in the Gulf state since 2007

World Bank backs Abu Dhabi SME credit fund

International Financial Centre backs Gulf Capital fund with US$20m investment

Dubai sees more owner-occupiers - report

An increasing number of expats in Dubai are choosing to buy rather than rent

Saudi dairy firm Almarai sells $347m sukuk

The issue attracted orders worth SAR2.4bn from institutional investors

Qatar budget spending to jump 18% to $58bn in 2013/14

OPEC member's emir on Monday approved the budget for 2013/14 fiscal year

Saudi oil export demand to rise in coming months - min

Comments sign that world's largest oil exporter sees a recovery of demand in Asia

Bahrain growth slows in Q4 as energy output stalls

The economy grew 3.4 percent in full-year 2012, government figures showed

Sanctions push Iran inflation above 30%

The rate reached 31.5 percent in the 12 months to March 20

Qatar drops to two-week low as post-dividend stocks weigh

Other Gulf markets are flat to lower in early trade as investors book recent gains amid thin news flow

Dubai slumps to two-month low; Doha extends slide

Investors are waiting to see if first-quarter earnings will justify the market's early-year surge


The hunger that keeps Alabbar going

Anil Bhoyrul analyses what keeps Emaar's chairman on top of his game


Arabian Business CEO Saudi Awards 2013

All the winners from this year’s prestigious CEO Saudi Arabia awards

Nick Cave's Heard Of Horses installation

Nick Cave's Heard Of Horses Installation at Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal

Christians around the world celebrate Easter

Christians across the world celebrate on Easter Sunday, the day when Jesus Christ was resurrected

South Africans pray for Nelson Mandela as his condition improves

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, 94, is in the hospital for the third time since December with lung problems


Syria citizen journalists target opposition

Citizen journalists who used to report on abuses carried out by President Bashar al-Assad now cover issues emerging in 'liberated' areas: guns, lawlessness, theft, kidnapping and lack of services

9/11: More debris to be searched for victims

New York City officials are planning to re-start sifting through rubble from the 9/11 attack to try to identify the remains of more victims

Tech firms offer perks to recruit, retain talent

Silicon Valley companies say extraordinary campuses are a necessity, to recruit and retain top talent. But some critics say the perks are a colossal waste of money

Pope Francis calls for world peace in first Easter address

Leading the world's 1.2 billion Catholics into Easter for the first time, Pope Francis has called for peace in the world

Latest Reader Comments

Why Dubai should consider removing the rent cap
ahmad : this is an outdated view in a market that does not have the same parameters and variables as in small, area limited & concentrated Dubai!
UAE - Sunday, 23 November 2014 2:52 PM

Expats need to count the hidden costs of living in UAE – report
Mohammed : You state, "the report says the cost of some goods and services are cheaper than places like Sydney, London and New York."

Not true.

I've lived here 13 years and spent most of my life in New York and a good portion of it in London. Apart from services (maids, car washes, etc), ver...
U.A.E. - Sunday, 23 November 2014 2:50 PM

Life sentence for London hammer attacker
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If this were right you would see an extremely high rate of suicide among those sentenced, in fact you do not. Furthermore in those jurisdictions like the parts of the USA where you still have death sentence...
UAE - Sunday, 23 November 2014 12:39 PM

Saudi uni cracks down on colourful abayas
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UAE - Sunday, 23 November 2014 2:48 PM

Is this the end of F1?
MOSA : Nicely written!
I think its time for private and VIP personalities in the Middle East to step in and boost this sport up. But of course, the F1 Management would need to approach them personally. This issue can be worked out if its really about the influx of financing. Once that matter is solved,...
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Emaar's Alabbar eyes Downtown Riyadh project

Potential project would be similar in size it Downtown Dubai, with site in Saudi capital already identified


Alabbar keen to build 1km plus tower in Asia

Emaar chief says location has been identified and preliminary drawings done

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Mohamed Alabbar: The only way is up

Alabbar looks back at what made his company a world beater, the pain of the recession that followed, and what the future holds for both him and the company

Ten years on

A decade after the US-led ‘shock and awe’ assault on Iraq, and the country faces a future with an unpopular leader, a lack of basic services, and a damaging civil war taking place on its frontier

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