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Qatar 2022 will cost 4,000 lives, claims trade union

International Trade Union Congress estimates construction death toll; calls for urgent reforms

Nakheel set to launch sales on new Dubai project

Warsan Village will feature nearly 1,200 new homes; construction to start in Q1 2014

Etihad hires 200 new staff for India expansion

Abu Dhabi airline says recruitment campaign in Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi was big success

UAE's first REIT plans IPO on Nasdaq Dubai - sources

Country's first real estate investment trust said to sell shares before end of this year

Saudi's SABIC sees strong demand for $1bn bond

First bond market visit since 2010 for world's largest petrochemicals maker

Qatar utility inks $450m deal for desalination project

Qatar Electricity and Water Co says it has signed financing agreement with local banks

10,000 Dubai luxury hotel rooms 'need revamp'

EC Harris estimates cost of renovation at AED325,000 a room in new report

UAE's m-gov't plan complete in two years, says official

Information and Communication Technology Fund allocates AED200m to finance the drive

UK celebrity chef opens first Abu Dhabi restaurant

Gary Rhodes builds on success of two Dubai eateries by launching Rhodes 44 in UAE capital

Abu Dhabi set to start building new dialysis centre

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company says construction of vital healthcare facility to begin soon


Will Dubai’s new transfer fee have the right effect?

Dubai Land Department is set to double the transfer fees on property sales

Sunny side up for GCC tourism

The GCC’s barriers to growing tourism numbers can be overcome, says Michael Fahy


Revealed: Top 10 first class lounges

Find out which airlines were awarded for their first class lounges at Skytrax’s World Airline Awards 2013

Revealed: Inside the Galactica Star superyacht

Heesen Yachts is set to showcase the 65 metre luxury yacht in Monaco this month

$680K Rolls-Royce 'Ghawwass' makes UAE debut

One-of-a-kind automobile goes on display at the Abu Dhabi showroom

Best MidEast cities for hotel investment 2013

Latest figures from the June 2013 edition of the Ernest and Young Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey

Latest Reader Comments

Deported expats will face GCC-wide ban
Mary : I think this is a good initiative. I think that the GCC should be united as their own region and if an employee violates the law in one GCC country, then he/she should be barred from entering any GCC country. What I would also like to see is that a residency visa in one GCC country be recognized as ...
UAE - Sunday, 7 February 2016 5:14 PM

Small businesses in the UAE need more support than ever
Mazher Fakher : Hello Ed. I am a long term resident in UAE and apart from a full time gig at a big MNC, am very closely involved (financially and operationally) with a small business, that is actually not doing great financially. However, comments from the Fetchr lady and similar diatribes on start up fees and so o...
UAE - Sunday, 7 February 2016 3:11 PM

Rising from the ashes: The UAE's insolvency dilemma
Pankaj Shah : While the law is still being drafted and discussed can the authorities start with the de-criminalisation of bounced cheques ?

With just this one reform , UAE's jails will empty out saving the government millions. Even the creditors will benefit from most of the defaulters returning to work...
UAE - Sunday, 7 February 2016 3:10 PM

Gulf's largest indoor entertainment hub set to open on Pearl-Qatar
Sarah White : This place is open now and visited it recently, crazy expensive. Can't believe people are paying 119 riyals to play a game for 5min or even over 300 riyals to play mini golf! ...
Qatar - Sunday, 7 February 2016 3:11 PM

Emirates beats rival Etihad in UAE battle of the brands
MT3 : By the look of it 1,000 people many of whom are pretty brand savvy. In the most highly recognised report on brand value in the world, the Brand Finance Global 500 report, Emirates was the most valuable brand in the entire Middle East and the most valuable airline brand in the world by some distance...
UAE - Sunday, 7 February 2016 3:11 PM




Revealed: How Expo 2020 will benefit Dubai

Arabian Business takes a look at how the emirate’s key industries could benefit from hosting the prestigious event


Qatar kicks out Nepalese envoy amid worker deaths report

Maya Kumari Sharma sacked; said to help The Guardian reveal 44 Nepali worker deaths in Qatar summer heat


Bahrain stung by Obama comment on tensions

Gulf kingdom voices disappointment after US President compares it to Syria and Iraq


Oberoi's Dubai ambitions

The Oberoi Dubai has only been open two months, but general manager Karim Bizid tells Louise Oakley how he believes he will achieve his goal of running the most luxurious hotel in Dubai

OSN chief talks production, profits and piracy

David Butorac, CEO of Orbit Showtime Network, on the future of pay TV

Port of call for Jordan

The expansion of Jordan’s Aqaba Container Terminal is viewed by the government as a key development in the country’s economy. Due to be completed next month, Yamurai Zendera was granted special access to the project

Time for Qatar to start shining

Will Qatar really become the Gulf’s premier logistics hub of the future? Nadia Khan investigates

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