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Sheikh Mohammed launches new strategy to shape UAE's future

Dubai ruler announces the UAE Strategy for the Future, a roadmap that will take the nation to the next era of development

Dubai's DEWA awards tender for world's first 3D-printed lab

State utility firm awards contract to Convrgnt Value Engineering to design and build first 3D-printed building in the UAE

New Burj Khalifa tower project launched to tackle studio shortage

Developer SRG and property investment firm Select says Marquise project will be completed in Q4 2018

Samsung Gulf begins Note7 exchanges after device 'explosions'

Retailer says customers in the UAE can swap their Galaxy Note7 device until Dec 31 after battery fault

Miral aims to make Yas Island one of world's top 10 destinations

Developer says Abu Dhabi's island will attract 48 million visits annually, host 100,000 corporate travellers by 2022

Dubai Properties adds 18 new buildings to Remraam community

Developer adds more than 1,400 homes to Dubailand project; set for handover by the fourther quarter of 2017

Saudi Arabia expects solution for stalled German gun exports

Senior Saudi military official says issue of delayed exports from Heckler & Koch will not damage relations

Saudi stocks slump again on oil, austerity measures

Stock market falls sharply in late trade as Brent oil futures sink about 3% to around $46 a barrel

UAE named MENA's most competitive economy, 16th globally

World Economic Forum report ranks UAE in world's top 20 economies, ahead of Qatar and Saudi Arabia

Oman detains judge who criticised judiciary, says rights group

Omani Human Rights Commission says Ali al-Numani, Oman's supreme court deputy, is being held in a police hospital

Qatar Airways, BA ink new codeshare deal for UK flights

New partnership will see the two airlines codesharing on all non-stop flights between the UK and Doha

China's Cosco wins concession for new Abu Dhabi shipping hub

Container shipping terminal at Khalifa Port is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2018

Abu Dhabi Int'l post 2.3% rise in August passenger traffic

Airport welcomes 2.3 million passengers in August, with more than 16.4 million passengers so far this year

Saudis soften oil stance on Iran but OPEC deal still elusive

Riyadh faces a second year of budget deficits after a record gap of $98 billion last year

Emirates REIT invests $23.9m in new Dubai school

REIT to fund build of British Columbia Canadian School in Dubai Investments Park

Jordan's king swears in new gov't headed by PM Mulki for second term

Foreign, finance and economic ministerial posts remain unchanged in new government

Qatar pledges $40bn for hospitality industry over next 15 years

Speaking at the launch of Hospitality Qatar 2016, GM of IFP Qatar George Ayache promises 105 new hotels and 21,000 rooms under construction


Finally, developers in Dubai appear to be listening

The increasing number of new affordable residential projects in Dubai have not come soon enough, says Courtney Trenwith

The calculus of conflict in the Middle East

Christine Lagarde said IMF, along with the international community, will be called upon to assist in rebuilding the economy once the conflicts end

The double standards of US carrier complaints over Gulf codeshare deals

Automatically handing the Big Three airlines US government contracts would simply amount to state subsidies, says Ed Attwood

Banking on new bankruptcy legislation

The UAE’s approved insolvency law is its most valuable investment in the economy in years, says Courtney Trenwith

Why Takaful is misunderstood

The Sharia-compliant insurance industry must make a more concerted effort to compete with conventional products

Where exactly is the centre of Dubai?

The emirate’s multiple ‘prime central areas’ means it will not see significant price differentiation, as experienced in other global cities.

The problem with Dubai property forecasts

It pays to do your own homework when analysing the Dubai property market, says Courtney Trenwith

India's air traffic controller must come back to Earth

The country has more to gain from increased air traffic rights with the Gulf than it realises, says Courtney Trenwith


In pictures: UAE's Al-Ain 3-1 win over Qatar's el Jaish in the Asian Champions League

During a semi-final first leg match of the Asian Champions League football at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium Al-Ain

In pictures: Little Syria exhibition held at Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration

'Little Syria, NY, An Immigrant Community's Life & Legacy' is on view from October 1, 2016 - January 9, 2017 at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration.

In pictures: 15th International Energy Forum in Algiers

Oil prices rose modestly ahead of a meeting of producers from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cartel and Russia in Algeria on September 28 that could agree to cap supplies

In pictures: UAE fishermen prepare traps

Fisherman in Shajarh show how they prepare the traditional trap used for fishing in the emirate

In pictures: Dubai Ruler inspects Expo 2020 site

Sheikh Mohammed made these remarks during a tour of the Expo 2020 site near the Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai


Video: Latvia's airBaltic showcases new Bombardier CS300 with flight to Abu Dhabi

Latvian national airline airBaltic showcases its new CS300 aircraft from Canadian manufacturer Bombardier.

Video: UberEats challenges booming food delivery sector

The mobile meal delivery sector is facing a showdown, as multi-nationals make a play for a slice of a global market worth trillions of dollars.

Video: SpaceX announces plans to colonise Mars

SpaceX, the space technology firm is setting its sights on Mars. CEO Elon Musk has announced he aims to transport dozens of people along with cargo to the Red Planet as early as 2024.

Video: New personal robot could become next family member

A new robotics company in China has produced what it's touting as the world's first personal robot, a roaming, bilingual device known as BIG-i.

Latest Reader Comments

Emirati graduates say they expect $7,350 monthly salary in first job
survivor : @telcoguy - actually, banks - (both local and foreign) in the country have been forced to hire them for decades now, with a salary higher than an experienced expat. ...
UAE - Thursday, 29 September 2016 1:16 PM

Expat citizenship could help solve Dubai's economic challenge
Joanna Davies : Why would one want citizenship.. Countries back home are booming and there are more financial opportunities back home.
Remember we are here in UAE , to make money, spend some and repatriate most of it..The government has made it clear , and we should not harbour any misconceptions ...
uae - Thursday, 29 September 2016 1:16 PM

Saudi's Muslim World League voices 'deep concern' over new 9/11 law
WHJ : @Telco. Well, of course there is. You can begin by learning to write reasonably logical comments.
Take your other comment as an example. Oil constitutes around 5% only of Dubai's GDP and yet you still think Dubai's economy is oil dependent......
UAE - Thursday, 29 September 2016 1:31 PM

Exclusive: UAE mulls ‘man-made mountain’ in bid to improve rainfall
Telcoguy : @WHJ, I think your claims are more of a mocking than anything else Fenton could say. I am still wondering if you are real or some kind of Cobelrtesque character because you have made claims so outrageous and out of place that would fit perfectly in his old program.

I am waiting for you to a...
Spain - Thursday, 29 September 2016 1:32 PM

Italian lawyer said to sue Emirates over obese passenger
Joe : When will people wake up and realise that obesity is a gigantic problem, not just in the UAE and GCC, but in almost every developed country on the planet?

We are (on average) so fat that it is having a negative impact on helath - fatter than we have ever been before in history - and getting...
UK - Thursday, 29 September 2016 1:12 PM




Etihad Airways flight in emergency landing following engine failure

Flight to Sydney forced into high-speed landing at Abu Dhabi airport


Emirati graduates say they expect $7,350 monthly salary in first job

Expat university graduates in the UAE have far lower expectations when looking for their first job


Drone prompts shutdown at Dubai International Airport

Dubai International Airport closes airspace for one hour because of unauthorised activity


Qatar reveals plan to host World Cup 2022 fans in desert tents

Organisers announces pilot project to accommodate 2,000 fans; eyeing five sites for similar tented villages


Dubai's ride-hailing firm Careem targets first profit by 2018

Co-founder Mudassir Sheikha says company is aiming to expand in new markets including Oman and a number of North African countries


Bahrain, Oman offer hope as GCC online jobs market slumps

Bahrain and Oman buck downward trend as economic slowdown in region continues to bite, says Monster


Kuwait finance chief says wage bill review is needed

Senior official at finance ministry speaks out after Saudi Arabia announced cuts to ministers' salaries, perks


Two thirds of Emiratis hoping to be debt free by end-2016

National Bonds research says most nationals and expats hoping to escape debt burden


Trump praises "incredible" Gulf airports during presidential debate

Dubai, Doha airports namechecked as controversial Republican candidate lashes out at US infrastructure


Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Al Thani takes top honours at Arabian Business Qatar Awards

SAK Holding chairman joins host of stellar business names at awards night in Doha


Saudis cut wage, benefit bill in delicate pursuit of austerity

Some Saudis appear prepared to accept austerity following the signal that ministers would share the pain

How technology is revving up the future of driving

Technology firms have been investing in autonomous driving for nearly a century, but is now the time for driverless cars to hit the road?

Sipping success: Nobel Peace Prize honouree Merrill Fernando

Nobel Peace Prize honouree Merrill Fernando, 86, has fought colonialists, retailers and even consumers to bring Dilmah tea to the world. While he remains frustrated with multinationals 'destroying' quality and integrity in FMCG, he says a shift in the industry is brewing

Petrolling the world: Sharjah's Gulf Petrochem

Sharjah-based Gulf Petrochem has ballooned into a $2.5bn oil conglomerate in less than 20 years. Co-founder Sudhir Goyel reveals why the UAE is no longer the centre-of-attention, as global plans take hold

OPEC in new push to clinch first deal to curb output since 2008

Behind the scenes, OPEC experts are trying to work out last-minute details for an output-limiting deal

A printed future: the 3D revolution

Imagine printing a new house, jewellery, even a healthy heart, from your home office. The ‘disruptive’ influence of 3D printing is being followed closely around the world, while the UAE is working to create its part in the revolutionary technology.

The storyteller: Blue Apple's Vishal Anand

Vishal Anand, CEO of communications agency Blue Apple, believes that dedication – as well as the ability to put it all on the line – is what makes leaders stand out

Arabs flee Gulf heat for Alpine idyll, despite talk of veil ban

Zell am See's high mountains, dense forests and crystal-clear lakes are a major draw for travellers from Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Oman

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