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Emirates Airline cuts business class fares by 30%

Dubai-based airline announces three-day sale; includes London business class ticket for $2,999

Luxury Dubai hotel plans Abbey Road music tie-up

Fairmont The Palm set to create 'music suites' in collaboration with famous London studio

Fans step up campaign for Gaza 'Arab Idol' star

Talent contest set to announce winner on Saturday; Mohammed Assaf is first Palestinian to qualify

Dubai to monitor taxi speeds in road safety move

Sensors are being fitted to taxi cabs to checks speeds; violating cabbies to face fines

Germany's DEG eyes $188m MidEast investments

Unit of bank KfW keen to invest despite concerns over region's short-term political instability

Oman Air cockpit window damaged in mid flight

Boeing aircraft forced to return to Muscat airport; no injuries reported, says airline

Abu Dhabi firm wins $766m offshore oil deal

State-owned Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co to develop offshore oil field in UAE

No sign of US, Taliban peace talks in Doha

Fresh effort to end Afghanistan's 12-year-old war look in disarray amid diplomatic spat

Dubai launches football transfer funding website

BuyMyPlayer allows fans to pledge to back transfers of footballers to their favourite clubs

Oman Air orders planes worth $473m from Boeing

Gulf carrier to buy five 737-900ER planes; will play key role in expansion plans, says CEO

Google chief slams Gulf Twitter-related detentions

Senior exec at internet giant says jail sentences could lead to violent protests in region

Dubai chosen for global launch of new BlackBerry Q5

Research in Motion says new smartphone will be launched at opening on Dubai store

Flydubai set to launch business class cabins

New services set to start in October as budget carrier reshapes its aircraft configuration

Saudi prince keen on Emaar tie-up to build giant towers

Prince Alwaleed invites Dubai developer to help build mile-high skyscrapers in key world cities

MidEast's wealthy got richer during crisis - study

Report says region's rich are also more optimistic of increasing their fortunes that ever before

Nakheel charges buyers $1,361 to attend sales auction

The non-refundable entrance fee is new to Dubai as emirate's real estate market rebounds

Dubai unveils first 24 carat gold shoes

The designs are part of Italian designer Alberto Moretti’s latest collection in Dubai Mall

Qatar Air signs $2.8bn deal to buy Boeing 777s

Gulf carrier inks agreement at the Paris Airshow; deliveries will start in early 2014

Kuwait takes first step to scrap sponsor system

Establishment of new authority will bring employment matters under responsibility of gov’t

Arabtec-led JV wins $1bn Kazakhstan project deal

Abu Dhabi Plaza will include luxury apartments, offices, retail mall and five-star hotel in Astana

London's Emirates Air Line hit by high winds, low usage

The Dubai-sponsored cable car closed for 216 hours as a result of windy conditions


What does the MSCI upgrade actually mean?

Ed Attwood ponders the consequences of reclassifying stock markets in the UAE and Qatar


Chinese group buys UK yacht maker

Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group has signed a deal to spend $500m on UK yacht maker, Sunseeker

Taliban talks run into problems

Peace talks between the US and the Taliban, due to take place in Qatar, have already run into difficulties just a day after being announced

Solar-powered boat studies climate change

Some 510 sq m of solar panels cover the boat, providing electricity and powering the engines, eliminating the need for fuel

Gun battle at UN compound in Mogadishu

At least 15 people have been killed during an attack on a UN compound in Somalia, including eight UN staff

Latest Reader Comments

UAE says problem of business debtors skipping country 'contained'
TooManyLoanCalls : Sorry, but how exactly has it been "contained"? The article is sparse on some crucial details. ...
UAE - Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:34 PM

Dubai's first 'water homes' feature in new $270m project
Red Snappa : A grand idea, but I feel pretty sure that these properties, assuming they are built within the timescales described, will be bought by high net worth Emiratis not foreigners.

Obviously, foreign investment in properties like these would be better bringing money into Dubai, rather than circu...
Ireland - Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:32 PM

Dubai's Aster launches first e-commerce healthcare project
Mahizh : Really its a great job.. From this people could easily shop their medical products from home itself & specially it will be very helpful in emergencies.

Mahizh from Ecbilla...
India - Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:33 PM

'Discrimination against men' in UAE workforce, says top executive
Arsal : Lack of merit-based system, and more of an image complex system....detrimental for sure in the long run....
United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:33 PM

Abu Dhabi lays off staff as Gulf austerity tightens
Telcoguy : The people who used to post along those lines have not been seen for a long, long time.

In the end reality has the nasty habit of quashing wishful thinking but it is really sad that so much time has been wasted, oh well. Plus ça change and all that....
Spain - Tuesday, 24 May 2016 4:33 PM


Sneakers and suits: A new office pairing


Saudi crackdown on illegal firms threatens thousands


Dubai launches football transfer funding website


Gulf banks sniff opportunities as foreign rivals retrench


Time for take off

Paul Griffiths will soon be running the busiest airport in the world, with another, even larger, facility waiting in the wings. He tells CEO Middle East how he is coping

Top 10 apps to download in Dubai

Arabian Business lists the most essential mobile applications to make life easier in the emirate

Making a meal of it

When Ajay D’Almeida realised he needed to improve his diet, he took matters into his own hands and launched a business that delivers healthy food to your door

Family affair

Mohammed Zaal, CEO of Al Barari, talks wealth, rising prices, and the next stage of the luxury villa developer’s growth plans

New world order

As the big Gulf carriers flirt with possible new alliances and partnerships, CEO Middle East investigates why they are now suddenly deciding that going it alone is no longer an attractive option.

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