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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

OPINIONS »

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

PHOTOS »

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

Creditors of Saudi steel giant agree to $1.7bn debt deal
Hammad Bashir : With people like Sharjeel Azhar on the driving seat of Al Ittefaq Steel, this industry will see new heights in progress and prosperity. ...
Pakistan - Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:40 PM

UAE drafts new rules pushing banks to lend more to SMEs
Kevin : Just ponder over it for a moment; ethical leadership enhances the company’s reputation in the financial market and society at large. A solid reputation for ethics and integrity significantly improves the company’s business. On the other hand, unprincipled morally corrupt managers bring outright disr...
UAE - Thursday, 23 February 2017 8:44 AM

Dubai likely to lose 'shopper's paradise' status: S&P
Telcoguy : I think there is some potential on Chinese/Indian, visas may be an issue, plus hotels are cheaper in Dubai than in London.

And do not forget that Dubai has a strong brand in South Asia, I have seen Pakistanis gladly pay a 30-40% premium just because they are buying it in Dubai. this is prob...
Lima - Thursday, 23 February 2017 8:43 AM

Dubai police summon Russian model who dangled from skyscraper
apple : Was it planned? So lightly summoned. Generates a lot of free Dubai publicity...
Canada - Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:41 PM

Dubai Chamber launches board game to showcase emirate's tourist attractions
Doug : Wonder what the Chance cards will look like?

"You have been accused of making an obscene gesture. GO TO JAIL. DO NOT PASS GO"

"Your cheque has bounced. GO TO JAIL. DO NOT PASS GO"

"Your bank has given you a 10m dhs loan, despite the fact you're just a media sales executive...
UAE - Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:42 PM

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EDITOR'S CHOICE »

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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

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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

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Bahrain stung by Obama comment on tensions

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

FEATURES & ANALYSIS »

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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