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Virgin Atlantic may look to Gulf carriers for alliance - CEO

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad would appear the most likely candidate for Richard Branson’s airline

Marriott close to sale of hotels to Abu Dhabi

CEO says finalising deal for properties in London, New York and Miami Beach

$10m Human Regenerator makes UAE debut

The anti ageing machine debuts at the World Luxury Expo and comes is a fully paved, diamond encrusted version

German court rules Muslim girls must join swimming classes

Angela Merkel’s government said Muslims must make an effort to integrate and learn German

Saudi to review tough speeding laws

Tough penalties to be revoked.

US sees "troubling" Iran nuclear moves, seeks steps by Tehran

Warns of diplomatic action if no progress by November

Kuwait to transfer $2bn aid to Egypt

Gulf state will deposit cash in central bank next week

US Syria strike could "destabilise the Middle East" - Putin

Russia said action by Obama risked unleashing terrorist attacks in the region

Bomb damages Libyan Foreign Ministry building in Benghazi

Comes on the first anniversary of the attack on the US consulate in the country's second largest city

Jordanian MP fires AK-47 at colleague in parliament

Shot fired after an intense parliamentary argument in second similar incident in Jordan


Why disappointed Apple enthusiasts are missing the point

Fanatics may have wanted more but the strategy does make sense, says Salma Awwad

Banking on freebies

Beatrice Thomas says lenders should focus on service instead of flashy gifts

Calls for a new bankruptcy law are getting louder

Ed Attwood says new rules will be hugely beneficial for the business community

How should the GCC look in a 100 years?

Mohammad Janahi examines how the GCC should move forward


CEO Middle East Awards 2013

Honouring the Middle East's most impressive company executives over the last twelve months

Catalans celebrate national day

Thousands of Catalans have celebrated their national day, which double up as a demonstration to demand the right to self-determination. Crowds dressed in the Catalonian colours of red and yellow were led in the celebrations by president of Catalonia Artur Mas, who is one of the voices calling for a referendum on the issue of self-rule.

American Muslims march for peace

A rally organised by the American Muslim Political Action Committee and March Against Drones group has taken place in Washington DC, USA. The demonstration, entitled Million American March Against Fear: Peace, Harmony and Justice, A Civil Rights Movement for Humanity, featured speakers including activist Cornel West.

British MPs meets Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas met with prominent British politicians during his state visit to the UK, including prime minister David Cameron, opposition leader Ed Milliband, and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg. Abbas is likely to discuss the Middle East peace process and the need to progress with talks.

Latest Reader Comments

More bounced cheques if practice decriminalised, says Mashreq CEO
Shekhar : Asif's comments defies all concept of logic, just because business operates on risk does not mean that we should do away with the only process which criminalizes {cheques} fraud and deceit, just the opposite we should strengthen any process that prosecutes the defaulter for not honoring his commitme...
UAE - Tuesday, 1 September 2015 5:09 PM

Cheap oil hits level of UAE real estate deals in H1
K Frank : Yesterday it was currency exchanges causing the correction, today it is oil prices. Maybe, just maybe, it could be that there really is not the demand for overpriced properties.

When the market finds the correct pricing level, which it was well on the way to finding before the Expo mania a...
UAE - Tuesday, 1 September 2015 5:09 PM

Gulf cities like Dubai, Doha are unprepared for the growing threat of tropical cyclones, says study
john : I agree with Steve. This is a period of world weather instability and the last time that Dubai was severely affected (from my imperfect memory) was April 2003 when winds flattened billboards, sundry temporary structures and grounded flights from Dubai International Airport. Ms. Ning Lin's press rele...
UAE - Tuesday, 1 September 2015 5:08 PM

Classified ads website dubizzle rebrands outside the UAE
Mosa : Now they charge around Dhs 200 for placing an ad for your car, which is ridiculous. I am sure they are not targeting individuals anymore, it has lost its charm...
UAE - Tuesday, 1 September 2015 5:08 PM

Where should you stick your cash right now? Probably under the bed
Doug : @Ulevpri - I'm still missing Restless Planet, Universal Studios, Mall of Arabia, Legoland Dubai, Marvel Land Dubai, the Tiger Woods Dubai, the wind and water courses of Jumeirah Golf Estates....and all the other dozens of parks that were supposed to have opened five years ago at Dubailand.

UAE - Tuesday, 1 September 2015 5:07 PM




1,259 Gulf residents apply to live on Mars

Exclusive: Majority of would-be astronauts looking to be part of mission from Saudi Arabia and Bahrain


UAE expat jailed for three years for spying

Driver was charged with working with an officer at a foreign embassy


'No one wants to work in Saudi Arabia, Qatar': builders

Gulf construction firms are forking out ‘premiums’ to lure workers to the less attractive countries


Sheikh Mohammed: UAE needs "to get better ideas"

UAE Vice President chaired a brainstorming session on how to maintain the country's rapid growth


Saudi businessman to sue Barclays for $10bn: report

Mohammed bin Issa Al Jaber claims bank engaged in corrupt activities with a Saudi ministry


The art of the re-start

Alex Andarakis explains how he has been in a start-up mindset for his whole career.

Mona’s world

Founder of, Mona Ataya, explains what it takes to be a success in ecommerce

Revealed: How the Gulf is losing billions to medical insurance fraud

The growing issue of medical insurance fraud and abuse — ranging from overprescribing medication or keeping patients in hospital longer — is hitting operators’ margins. With the market already heavily competitive, Dubai, and the wider region, is gearing up to tackle the problem

To buy or not to buy in Dubai

Increasing numbers of expatriates are choosing to buy property in Dubai rather than rent. But do the maths add up?

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