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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

Rising fuel costs, unrest hits Jazeera Group H1 profits
Tom Barrins : Jazeera Airways revenues dropped because FLYDUBAI took it's business when it acquired Sheikh Saad Terminal and although they have a dedicated terminal in the old airport, the old airport is the problem. Also, people with new visas are entering Kuwait through SST because the process has been streamli...
UAE - Friday, 25 July 2014 5:37 PM

Frustrated Kuwaitis ask, why is Kuwait falling behind?
Sam : Its simple really.
You keep turning a blind eye to people and their problems, and they will keep on adding to your problems.

Its very easy to simply follow what the royals in UAE (particularly Dubai) do and you will find yourself on a forward path.

HH Sheikh Mohammad is a com...
UAE - Friday, 25 July 2014 2:37 AM

Interview: flydubai's CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith
Ali : Honestly, this piece about the Gulf being too multicultural for a no-frills airline is rubbish. Are you telling me Europe and the US, two of the most diverse places in the world, are one dimensional? Ghaith, where did you do your marketing strategy 101?...
Bahrain - Thursday, 24 July 2014 7:23 PM

Schon says deal signed to complete delayed Dubai Lagoon
Bemused : Anyone who puts 5 fils (yes, there are 5 and 10 fils coins in circulation) into any Schon project is either someone who has no knowledge of past Dubai real estate market history, or a fool....
uae - Thursday, 24 July 2014 7:22 PM

UAE-Philippines flights "will have to be cut back"
Kathy Butterfiels : Perhaps airline abroad going to Philippines should consider cutting down their excessive high profit mark-up on airline tickets..that way they attract more customers and less competitors and stop wining.. ...
USA - Thursday, 24 July 2014 7:22 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

2.

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

3.

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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