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Dubai ruler orders doping scandal stable to close

Sheikh Mohammed says Newmarket stable of trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni to shut down

Dubai's largest bank posts 31% Q1 profit rise

Emirates NBD says first quarter net profit reaches AED837m, beating forecast of analysts

REVEALED: First photo of UAE man 'too handsome' for Saudi

Fashion photographer Omar Borkan Al Gala one of three men thrown out of kingdom this month

Abu Dhabi ranked among top cities for new malls

UAE capital seeing retail boom with more than 800,000 sq m for mall space under development

London hunts more cash to pay for Emirates Air Line

City faces a deficit of more than $27m on Dubai airline branded cable car

Oman issues new rules to boost lending to SMEs

Central bank chief says new move aims to bring down unemployment in the sultanate

Journalists group slams Kuwait's draft media law

Committee to Protect Journalists says regulation is 'repressive' and should be scrapped

Gulf telcos confirmed as suitors for Maroc Telecom

Vivendi says it has received binding offers from Etisalat and Qatar's Ooredoo for 53% stake

Abu Dhabi's TAQA gets nod on UK North Sea plan

Abu Dhabi National Energy wins UK gov't approval to develop part of Cladhan field

Arabtec said to buy electrical services unit for $45m

Sources say Dubai builder to buy remaining 45% stake in Emirates Falcon Electromechanical Co

Abu Dhabi bourse hits new 53-month high

Etisalat, real estate stocks boost index while Dubai's stock market also rises on Thursday

Jordan’s Arab Bank could face trial over terror claims

US judge throws out request to dismiss case relating to funding of terrorist organisations

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince pledges $120m in polio drive

Cash will be used in efforts to eradicate disease in Pakistan and Afghanistan


Why banks need SMEs

Qamar Saleem argues that small businesses have proven track record of driving growth

Will there be more budget carriers in the Gulf?

Ed Attwood wouldn't be surprised to see the launch of the likes of FlyQatar or Etihad Express


Abu Dhabi ranked among top cities for retail growth

UAE capital witnessing retail boom with over 800,000 sq m for mall space under development

Inflatable sculpture exhibition arrives in Hong Kong

Artwork is one of six on display as part of the exhibition which is open until June 9

Scores killed In Dhaka building collapse

Bangladeshi volunteers assist in rescue operations after eight-storey building collapsed in Savar

Louvre Abu Dhabi's first permanent collection

The Louvre Abu Dhabi, which opened its first permanent collection to the public on April 21, is the largest of France's overseas cultural projects

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Top hotelier warns of tax rate of up to 31% after VAT is introduced
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UAE recruiter warns of 'mass exodus' of expats due to high costs, lack of jobs
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UAE could ban smoking in all public places
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Dubai, Abu Dhabi among world's most expensive cities for expats
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Zurich says paid out $67m in MidEast claims over past 2 years
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Dubai police on patrol in new Lamborghini

Police's new supercar can reach speeds of up to 217 mph in bid to catch criminals


Emirates to build five Dubai towers for cabin crew

Airline will build 675 apartments in Dubai Silicon Oasis; construction due to start in Q3


Has Bahrain got the formula for success?

While the Bahrain Grand Prix is designed to show off the island state’s best side to the world, the country is still struggling to put its economy back on track


Dr Habib Al Mulla: Born to win

Over the course of nearly three decades, Dr Habib Al Mulla has built his law firm into one of the most sought-after in the Arab world

No pain, no gain

Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on expatriates is causing some companies to struggle, but economists argue that the long-term impact of the move will be positive

What will become of Kuwait?

Kuwait has fallen behind its neighbours in the Gulf, despite its abundant petrodollars and a timeline that could see the country post its first deficit in 2017. As a result, the voices of dissent are growing louder

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