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Abu Dhabi's Man City pay highest salaries in world sport

New survey by Sportingintelligence says average first team pay has been calculated at $8.9m per year

Emirates to appeal against Milan-New York route ban

Airline wins temporary suspension of ban, pending the outcome of an appeal process

Dubai's Nakheel invites bids for Palm Boardwalk project

Construction firms to bid for contract to design and build 11km project on Palm Jumeirah

Alex Ferguson to auction part of his wine collection

Manchester United legend is also set to sell some memorabilia in $5m sale

Hong Kong's Langham set to make Dubai hotel debut

Hotel operator says it will launch 323-room resort on Palm Jumeirah in 2015; its first property in the Middle East

Bahrain's largest lender eyes $5bn sale, merger deal

Sources say Ahli United Bank is evaluating sale or merger with a strategic peer

Dubai's Zuma confirms ban on cigar smoking

Popular restaurant and bar brand says cigar ban extended to evenings; cigarette smoking will still be allowed

Japanese firm to build mixed-use tower in Riyadh

Nikken Sky Japanese to build “eye-catching” project on King Fahd Road in the Saudi capital

Qatar to invest $182bn in infrastructure

Economy minister reveals spending plan for the next five years as country gears up for 2022 World Cup

Bahrain laws in doubt after MPs dodge Parliament

MPs have been caught cheating parliament's attendance monitors by stuffing paper into a machine that keeps track of who is present

HSBC Bank Oman says sale agreed for Indian business

Omani lender inks agreement with Qatar's Doha Bank; says all staff will be transferred on completion of deal

Abu Dhabi's TAQA begins gas storage at new Dutch facility

Company starts injecting natural gas into its partially built Bergermeer storage facility in The Netherlands

Zain Saudi says losses narrow during Q1

Telecom operator cuts costs and sees revenue from data surge during three months to March 31

Saudi rights lawyer detained by authorities, says wife

Waleed Abu Al Khair said to have been detain after court appearance on sedition charges

Egyptian court jails 119 Mursi supporters

Muslim Brotherhood supporters sentenced to three years in jail related to protests held in October

Qatar's QIB posts 15% rise in Q1 net profit

Qatar Islamic Bank, the Gulf state's largest sharia-compliant lender, makes $92m profit in three-month period

Bahrain wants closer ties with Russia

Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa praises Russia, keen to step up economic and political ties

Infiniti hybrid model launches in the MidEast

The range includes a system designed to alert the driver to possible collisions ahead


Moment of truth for the Arab youth

This year’s Arab Youth survey suggests that entrepreneurial spirit is high and a growing number of young Arabs would like to work in the private sector.

Dubai’s airport should aim to be the best, as well as the biggest

Dubai International may be winning the battle in terms of quantity, but is the quality suffering?


Bond St most expensive for shopping in Europe

Old Bond Street in London has been named as the most expensive shopping street in Europe

US museum shows T-Rex bones

The rare fossilized bones of a Tyrannosaurus Rex have been presented to officials and the media at Washington DC’s Smithsonian Museum

25th anniversary of Hillsborough disaster

Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield Stadium filled with fans of the club, as well as friends as relatives of the victims of the Hillsborough Disaster, for a special memorial service marking 25 years since the tragedy

Ferry sinks off South Korea

A ferry carrying about 470 passengers has sunk off the coast of South Korea’s Jindo Island


Footage from atop the Burj Khalifa

At 829.8m (2,722ft), the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world.

Stargazers observe a ‘blood moon’

People from across the world have ventured out in the middle of the night to watch the first lunar eclipse of the year, also known as a ‘blood moon’

Google acquires solar-powered drone maker

Technology giant Google has acquired solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace as part of its strategy to deliver wireless internet access to remote parts of the world

Saudi Arabia replaces intelligence chief

Saudi Arabia has replaced influential intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan "at his own request"

Latest Reader Comments

US campaigners lambast Qatar Airways' Las Vegas expansion
John Din : Very well said Larry. The market is free and open - if the American carriers are so concerned & threatened they should improve their offering to entice customers to them.
American airlines have been offering poor quality for years whereas now the Gulf carriers have exposed that.
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UK - Monday, 5 December 2016 3:13 PM

Dubai issues new property marketing regulations for real estate agents
RAK : Next step would be to reduce those fees from 5% to something more realistic (2%?) on both sales and rental transactions!...
KSA - Monday, 5 December 2016 3:13 PM

Dubai 'not ready for Michelin' says Vineet Bhatia
TonyTiger : the biggest obstacle standing in the way of recognition such as michelin in this part of the world.

Service! Service! Service!

you can import ingredients, decor, chefs, etc.

the only core element is service, you can import service staff, but you cannot instill passion to ...
UAE - Monday, 5 December 2016 1:09 PM

Six injured in 25-car pile-up on Al Ain-Abu Dhabi road
savio : UAE governments need to address the Road safety issues as soon as possible or death on the road will continue to grow as population grow and cars on the roads by facto. Driving daily from Dubai to Abu Dhabi and the reality of dangers in over speeding, not keeping space between cars is flagrant. With...
dubai - Monday, 5 December 2016 1:08 PM

UAE hotel rates in October slump to lowest level since 2005
Red Snappa : This comes as no surprise as further new hospitality properties come into the market and dilute it still further, the number of rooms basically outstrips demand' Plus if Saudi Arabia does go into recession in 2017 as reported by AB quoting a new report, then rates will continue to deteriorate. There...
Ireland - Monday, 5 December 2016 9:24 AM




Police investigate collapse of Abu Dhabi-owned London building

One worker was killed and a second was hospitalised in an accident in the Grosvenor Square area of Mayfair


Kuwait to debate scrapping fuel subsidies for expats

The Kuwait Parliament is also reportedly set to consider a proposal to reduce subsidies on electricity


Abu Dhabi's Hakkasan signs partnership with MGM Resorts

Will focus on the design, development and management of luxury non-gaming hotels, resorts and residential offerings


Saudi spy chief Prince Bandar is replaced

Former US ambassador warned months ago of a "major shift" from US


VIDEO: Footage from atop the Burj Khalifa

At 829.8m (2,722ft), the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world.


Are you fit enough to run a business?

We look at what the consequences are of being unfit or overweight on your business

Concerned for stability, Saudi Arabia tightens curbs on dissent

Gulf kingdom intensifies crackdown on domestic dissent, raising fears that public debate is under threat

Interview: Axiom Telecom CEO Faisal Al Bannai

For Faisal Al Bannai, CEO of Axiom Telecom, adaptability is key to success in a rapidly changing mobile phone sector

Realty check: Dr Anas Kozbari

In a rare interview, Dr Anas Kozbari, the chief executive of Invest Group Overseas, explains why his firm is back investing in the Dubai market, and his plans to expand both abroad and at home

Ronaldo Mouchawar: How I created

Meet Ronaldo Mouchawar, who runs the Middle East’s biggest home-grown website. With expanding tenfold over the last two years alone, what does the all-conquering e-commerce giant have in store for the future?

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