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Dubai to identify take-off, landing locations for flying cars

RTA, Uber to begin study into pricing models and routes

Dubai could be early adopter of supersonic jetliner, says Griffiths

Dubai Airports chief Griffiths says Gulf airlines need to take call on whether it is economical

Qantas drops Dubai stopover in favour of more 'direct' route

Partnership with Emirates still in place, Australian carrier insists

Affordable rentals drive more people to Dubailand

Move-in requests for pricier JBR/Marina decline by 2 percent

AccorHotels inks deal to launch boutique hotel brand in Dubai

Parties signed management agreement this week to bring new lifestyle hotel brand to the UAE

UAE travellers willing to spend over $100 on 'extras'

Personalisation leads to loyalty for 50% of travellers

Saudis losing market share following oil cuts

Iran, Iraq have gained following the agreed production limits for most OPEC members

Batelco said to be among bidders for Singapore mobile carrier M1

Wireless carrier valued at $1.4 billion

Saudi coast guard thwarts bomb attack on Aramco terminal

Coast guard intercepted unmanned boat entering Saudi waters

DP World reports 5.7% volume growth in Q1

Company chairman says on track to achieve 2017 target

Enoc opens emirate's first solar powered service station

Service station will use VR system to convert up to 20,000 litres of fuel

Orientalist & Middle Eastern art week brings in $15.7m

Strong interest in Middle Eastern art has led to continuous support by museums, which bought in each of the three sales by British auction house Sotheby’s


When smart technology is anything but smart

Comment: e-Gates were designed to enable UAE residents to clear passport control in seconds or minutes — not hours.

Kuwaiti politicians should perhaps remain silent

Comment: Parliament’s only female member wants to tax expats more than locals - and she is not afraid to say why

Dubai versus Abu Dhabi: Where do people really want to live?

Comment: The two emirates do not compete against each other when residents decide which is the best city to call home

United's public relations blunder shines a light on GCC airlines

Comment: Instead of attacking Gulf carriers for what is perceived to be unfair practices, US can learn from Emirates and Etihad


In pictures: Dubai ruler attends UAE University's graduation ceremony

Graduation ceremony of the 36th batch of the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) students in Al Ain

Revealed: Emirati food and cuisine in Dubai

Where to eat like a local and discover new Arabian flavours, report by

In pictures: Orientalist & Middle Eastern art week at Sotheby's

Auction house aims to represent the best art from the region

In pictures: Design International's futuristic Silicon Oasis mall in Dubai

Designs have been unveiled for Dubai’s new mega mall by Design International, which will be located in Dubai’s Silicon Oasis

In Pictures: Zaha Hadid's The Opus on track

Masterminded by the late architect Zaha Hadid, The Opus mixed-use development in Dubai is shaping up, now in the most interesting ways, after nearly a decade of design and construction work


Video: Amazon's Alexa is judging your fashion sense now

With the new Echo Look, Amazon's Alexa can help you get dressed by taking photos and comparing outfits. But do we need computers telling us what not to wear?

Xavi: I'm open to managing Qatar in 2022

Xavi Hernandez opens up on his work with the Qatar national team ahead of the 2022 World Cup and his "dream" to coach Barça.

Video: One moment from each of Trump's first days

The first 100 days of a new administration come at you fast, so look back at one moment from each day from the Trump presidency so far.

Video: Women strive for gender equality

The G20 group of nations has been warned that ongoing gender inequality is costing trillions of dollars in lost GDP.

Latest Reader Comments

Emirates to seek greater 'synergies' with flydubai
Traveller : I am with you John on this.

I fly with FlyDubai for business almost weekly. I love how they are on time (at least the morning flights), in and out of the terminal is easy and connectivity is great with so many flights to GCC countries.

However, I hate how the lounge at T2 is always...
UAE - Thursday, 27 April 2017 8:08 AM

Etihad chief says Alitalia staff ballot result 'deeply disappointing'
Normal Citizen : Never understood why Etihad invested so much money in a union-dominated airline which for decades has never produced a profit, not even a black zero!...
Europe - Thursday, 27 April 2017 8:05 AM

Chinese, Russian visitor growth boosts Dubai tourism in Q1
Ponder : Yes because Indians who have a US multiple entry visa (the requirement for visa on arrival for Indians coming to the UAE) will choose to overstay illegally in the UAE instead of the US. Indians who have US, schengen or Japanese visas are increasingly given visa free/or on arrival facility more so a...
UAE - Wednesday, 26 April 2017 1:09 PM

Emirates to cut flights to US cities after flagging demand
Normal Citizen : @ sarah: Your comment is wrong as far as it concerns Lufthansa. LH does offer daily A380 flights from their FRA base to the US: JFK, SFO, LAX, IAH, MIA. Other airlines (AF, BA) based in Europe also offer more destinations from their respective bases. But they are privately owned (public not governme...
Europe - Wednesday, 26 April 2017 1:02 PM

Supersonic jet to fly from Dubai to London in 4 hours
Fentoni : Sir Richard Branson tried to keep Concorde flying. In October 2003, Branson wrote in The Economist that his final offer was over £5 million per plan and that he had intended to operate the fleet "for many years to come". The chances for keeping Concorde in service were prevented by Airbus's lack of ...
UAE - Wednesday, 26 April 2017 1:01 PM




'Nation-state' behind hacking of Saudi Arabia, says McAfee

US-based cyber security firm says hackers possibly linked to a foreign nation aimed to disrupt key organisations in Gulf kingdom


Saudi Arabia temporarily limits mobile SIM card ownership

Telecoms regulator says measure aims to prevent the use of cards in carrying out militant attacks in the kingdom


Dubai's Nakheel posts $400m net profit in Q1

Master developer also says it delivered more than 400 homes in first three months of 2017


New UAE theme park to include Metropolis, Gotham Park cities

Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi will feature total of six immersive worlds when it opens on Yas Island in 2018


2017 will be 'another challenging year' for Emirates – chairman

Sheikh Ahmed says airline remains profitable ahead of annual results next month


Supersonic jet to fly from Dubai to London in 4 hours

10% of routes for Boom supersonic flights expected to originate from Gulf countries, says founder Blake Scholl


Apple set to open new store at The Dubai Mall

Spectacular new retail outlet features 186-foot curved storefront


Emirates to seek greater 'synergies' with flydubai

Airline chairman Sheikh Ahmed stops short of suggesting merger between the two airlines


Uber, Dubai plan to test flying cars at Expo 2020

Uber Technologies Inc also says in talks with Dubai real estate firms to build landing pads in city


Saudi shake-up strengthens king's powerful son

Royal decrees saw a number of allies of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman moved into key positions

Raising the bar: DLA Piper plans fresh growth in the Gulf

Legal firm DLA Piper’s Middle East business recorded 10 percent year-on-year growth in 2016 — more than double that of some of its more established operations. Its global CEO and regional managing partner tells Arabian Business why the region is of increasing importance as its legal systems evolve.

A natural move: How Dubai Chamber is strengthening its ties in Latin America

With vast resources and more than half-a-billion people, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry is convinced Latin America is a new economic frontier. Having inaugurated its first office in Sao Paulo, Brazil last week, the chamber is poised to support exponential growth in business between its members and the expansive region.

Arabian Travel Market: Diversification drives tourism investment

ATM in Dubai will show the changing face of the industry as entertainment and mid-market hotels become more attractive

Virtue and Vice: The world according to Shane Smith

Vice Media co-founder and chief executive Shane Smith set a new standard for journalism when he turned an unknown local magazine into a multi-billion dollar millennial reporting empire.

If Saudi future's so bright, why can't these banks find buyers?

No big-name global banks eager to buy stakes in Saudi banks, according to analysts

The Gordon Ramsay CEO is trying to save the company from itself

The chief executive of the Gordon Ramsay Group of restaurants, Stuart Gillies, is turning around the restaurant firm that was losing $8m a year — and he is doing it while using the famous chef’s name less often.

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