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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

OPINIONS »

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?

PHOTOS »

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

VIDEOS »

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

Dubai prime property price growth almost halves in Q2
Waiting : Totally agree, but you have to remember that KF and other property related companies are at a point of crisis management. If the market doesn't pick up again soon they will have to start trimming the number of consultants they employ. Oops!

The funny thing is that it seems the only people w...
UAE - Wednesday, 30 July 2014 7:42 PM

The Daily Grind: Coffee Planet
Jatin : Coffee Planet is the best coffee in Dubai. Better than any other I've had so far. I agree with Jones, there is no reason why the big local companies should favour other international brands just because they are a global brand, and not favour them just because they are local. I think that, only thos...
UAE - Wednesday, 30 July 2014 6:02 PM

Iran leader calls Israel 'rabid dog', urges arms for Palestinians
procan : Neutral, is spot on in his comment in most cases. When it comes to Iran they are all bark and no bite. One understands though, as any intervention would be a invitation to Israel to act on certain targets in Iran it has long wanted to....
canada - Wednesday, 30 July 2014 6:01 PM

Akbar Al Baker’s double standards?
M. A. Hassan : In this part of the world, once a person is appointed to a high profile job, he thinks that superior knowledge in every technology, business process and trade comes with the title automatically. When you add to this the fact that so many of these high profile appointments are not based on merits , s...
Bahrain - Wednesday, 30 July 2014 4:30 PM

Emirates begins to shift some European flight routes over Iran
Wael Al Mandil : THEY BETTER FLY OVER SAUDI ARABIA AND EGYPT TO EUROPE ITS SAFER THAN IRAN ...
Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia - Wednesday, 30 July 2014 4:29 PM

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EDITOR'S CHOICE »

1.

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

2.

Kuwait to debate scrapping fuel subsidies for expats

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

3.

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

4.

Saudi spy chief Prince Bandar is replaced

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

5.

VIDEO: Footage from atop the Burj Khalifa

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

FEATURES & ANALYSIS »

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 Souq.com

Meet Ronaldo Mouchawar, who runs the Middle East’s biggest home-grown website. With Souq.com 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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