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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

Expats need to count the hidden costs of living in UAE – report
Goran : Fully agree. My wife and daughter found for example that two normal garments purchased at a well known mass market fashion chain's store on Oxford street, cost double the price at the same chain's store at MOE. And the UK price includes VAT....
UAE - Sunday, 23 November 2014 7:01 PM

Why Dubai should consider removing the rent cap
david-bp : Yes please remove the rent cap, let the prices get even more jacked up. In the end it will burst, and no one will benefit. Neither tenants nor landlords. There will be one winner amidst all this though - THE REAL ESTATE AGENTS! They will be the only winners!...
UAE - Sunday, 23 November 2014 7:01 PM

REVEALED: New mall projects planned for Dubai
Kristin : I totally agree. So tired of all the same international brands who can afford the high rents. Very boring! Why not support local start-ups (SMEs) than can bring in more diversity and variety to the market place. In terms of retail and F & B we are no different than any other international market. ...
UAE - Sunday, 23 November 2014 4:03 PM

Life sentence for London hammer attacker
RealityCheck : @Chalky, murder rates in UK are slightly higher than mainland Europe (and that includes places like Denmark or Sweden, more of la la land)

And those in mainland Europe are fairly similar to the GCC. I suspect with similar methodologies the rates for UK and the GCC countries would be the sam...
UAE - Sunday, 23 November 2014 2:49 PM

Saudi uni cracks down on colourful abayas
mick : do you think that Saudi even realises how ridiculous it sounds when announcing these commands. colour is disrespectful? Really? Explain, please....
UAE - Sunday, 23 November 2014 2:48 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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