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Hundreds evacuated after Palm Jumeirah building floods

Emergency services attending incident in Building 19; burst pipe thought to be cause of flood

Jailed former Leeds Utd chief says PwC report 'proves innocence'

David Haigh issues new statement after 130 days in Dubai jail; says he is yet to be questioned on allegations of financial irregularities

UAE announces Eid Al Adha holiday for workers

Eid Al Adha will run from Friday October 3 to Sunday October 6 inclusive for both private, public sector

Damac to sell Akoya homes cheaper to Emiratis

Developer announces plan to launch 'preferential prices and payment plans' for UAE nationals on selected projects

UAE's first female pilot led Syria strikes: report

Major Mariam Al Mansouri led the UAE’s mission in the US-led air strikes on IS forces in Syria - Fox News

Death threats against Saudi pilots involved in IS strike

Online death threats have emerged against the Saudi pilots involved in US-led strike against IS in Syria

Egypt says Saudi Arabia has sent $3bn oil products

Delivery is part of aid packages to Egypt announced following the overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi

Bahrain Bay sees progress with 68% of plots sold

Four Seasons Hotel is expected to open before the end of the year, says senior project exec

Etihad orders $14m cabin crew training models

Models include Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner, says Abu Dhabi airline

Rami Al Ali launches prêt-a-porter collection

Syrian-born fashion designer showcases latest collection in Paris

New BlackBerry Passport set to retail in Dubai for $734

Canadian tech giant launches new smartphone at simultaneous events in Dubai, Toronto and London

Chinese firms launch 'price war' for Kuwait's new airport

European construction companies complain they’ve been priced out of bidding process for new $6bn airport

Bahrain, UAE, Saudi confirm air strikes on 'terrorist' sites

Gulf states make first statements since US launched air and missile campaign in Syria

UAE to launch new market to trade private firm shares

Sheikh Mohammed approves plan for Second Market which aims to help private firms overcome hurdle of raising finance

Qatar's top business leaders honoured

A total of 14 leaders are recognised at Arabian Business Qatar Awards

Louvre Abu Dhabi's iconic dome complete

Construction is on schedule for the opening of the museum on Saadiyat Island by the end of 2015

Revealed: Saudi Arabia's 10 biggest contractors

The firms who have been awarded some of the kingdom's biggest projects

Mall of the World phase 1 likely to take 3yrs to complete

Consultants are currently being hired, with more details to come in Q1 2015

Damac boss criticises Dubai real estate analysis reports

MD Ziad El Chaar says certain projects are bringing down the Dubai property market statistics but most areas are still increasing

Deyaar unveils $952m 'Midtown' mega project in Dubai

Developer says development will include a total of 27 integrated buildings over 5.5 million sq ft

Exclusive: Donald Trump in talks for Dubai hotel

Developer Damac has revealed it’s in talks with US billionaire regarding plans for a luxury hotel as part of Akoya Oxygen

Dubai house price growth 'subdued' during Q3

Jones Lang LaSalle report says rents rose 2% while prices increased by 1%, down from 3% and 6% in Q2

UAE space agency approves budget for Mars probe

UAE will launch unmanned probe in next seven years


Second time lucky on The World?

Promises from developers of the islands have come and gone but is it different this time, asks Ed Attwood

Why do 72% of new products flop? How to beat the statistics

Dr Georg Tacke reveals some of the tactics to use to make sure you are one of the ones that succeeds

Analysing the MidEast's surge in online classifieds

How the decline in print advertising in the region has been replaced in the fast-paced digital era

The challenges facing the UAE's long-delayed credit bureau

The UAE’s federal credit bureau has finally come online. Authorities have done their bit, now it’s up to banks and other lenders to take it seriously, says Courtney Trenwith

Worst time for Saudi Arabia's giant new oil refinery

Not a good moment to start up an export-oriented oil refinery, says Reuters columnist Clyde Russell

Achieving 20m by 2020: DTCM chief Helal Saeed Almarri

Dubai's tourism boss on becoming one of the world’s most visited cities

How Emaar shares turned out better than Facebook

Company’s mall listing has helped deliver a 116 percent one-year return for shareholders, says Anil Bhoyrul


Qatar forfeit basketball game in hijab row

Qatar female basketball players refused to take off the head scarf and were forced to forfeit their Asian Games opener against Mongolia

World leaders discuss anti-ISIL campaign

The UN General Assembly meeting in New York has been overshadowed by the US air strikes on ISIL targets in Syria

Houthis tighten grip on Yemen's capital

Yemen's Shi'ite Houthi fighters tighten grip on the capital Monday after seizing much of the city in a lightning advance

Gazans skeptical of Cairo truce talks

Representatives of Israel and Palestine are meeting in the Egyptian capital to resume talks for a more permanent truce

Latest Reader Comments

Dubai still has too many real estate agents, says RERA CEO
amer : "CENTRAL LISTING SYSTEM". Couldn't have said it any better.
United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, 30 September 2014 6:52 PM

Bahrain says new visa policy to launch on October 1
Peter : Actually what may damage Bahrain tourism far more is the new fees being charged for Saudi residents - expat families - to drive over the causeway for a weekend trip - Now BD 4 (SR 40 per person), for a visa on the causeway, previously free.

Obviously would have a negative impact on Bahrain...
KSA - Tuesday, 30 September 2014 6:52 PM

Dubai's Emirates inks deal to manage African carrier
Lars Hansen : Another strategic alliance which allows Angola to maximise it's infrastructure investments and Emirates to reach ever further around the globe.....let's hope for consumers it translates to ever better quality and attractive pricing....
Portugal - Tuesday, 30 September 2014 4:48 PM

Dubai Chamber chief backs review of bounced cheques crime
leo50 : The Dubai Chamber Head has long advocated a review of the bounced cheque syndrome but unfortunately to date, has not been successful in seeing any change. I also believe the banks are happy with the current situation as there has been no movement from them to address the problem other than use the d...
United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, 30 September 2014 4:47 PM

60 US veterans hit out at TV presenters who mocked UAE female fighter pilot
zaheer kazim : Does any decent guy take this looney channel (Fox news)seriously?As an expatriate English teacher who has taught for over 20 years in the Gulf I am so proud of my students who have now ventured into their practical lives and are doing such a wonderful job wherever they are.My adulation increases aft...
pakistan - Tuesday, 30 September 2014 2:57 PM


Almost 3000 investors subscribe to Emaar Malls IPO using ATMs


Buying? All the latest data you need to know


Gulf carrier in talks to buy stake in Pakistani airline


FIFA investigator calls for Qatar 2022 report to be made public


Dubai's RTA says planning at least 35 more mega projects


Dubai is working to drive out speculators, says Rera CEO


Renting? All the latest essential data you need to know


Abu Dhabi tipped to host Real Madrid theme park


Sir Alex Ferguson to make keynote speech at Arabian Business Awards


Marka jumps 77% in first DFM listing since 2009


Promising the World: Josef Kleindienst

The Heart of Europe is destined to become the first permanent development at the all-but-abandoned archipelago of islands off the coast of Dubai called The World. The CEO of Kleindienst Group, Josef Kleindienst, is urging others to restart their projects amid concerns the original vision is fading. But he insists he will succeed with or without them

Box clever: UPS president Jim Barber

Jim Barber has spent 29 years with UPS. Climbing the ladder, from delivery man right up to company executive, he has spent his life driving the growth of the global logistics and delivery group. Now his focus is turning toward the GCC, where he believes the company has real growth prospects

Let me entertain you: Pragma's Joe Tabet

Pragma Group’s deal with Italian designer Roberto Cavalli to operate branded cafes, clubs and hotels around the world put the Lebanese firm on the map, but there is a lot more to the company than meets the eye. Chairman Joe Tabet reveals how it is on target to become a billion-dollar company and why it plans to launch an IPO in the next few years

Interview: Willie Walsh

Willie Walsh has always been one of the most outspoken chief executives in the aviation industry but now having steered British Airways and Iberia back into the black, the Irishman is proving there is metal behind his words

Interview: General Electric's Nabil Habayeb

General Electric’s man in the region, Nabil Habayeb, discusses the giant US manufacturer’s role in helping local countries build up not only their infrastructure but their workforces as well

How the UAE is sewing together a top industry

In the shadows of oil and aviation, the UAE’s textiles industry has bloomed into one of the country’s largest economic generators. Stakeholders reveal how they’re fending off lower-cost hubs abroad and why they’re pinning so many hopes on Africa for expansion

Malaysia Airlines MH17 report: What we learned

Summary of the preliminary report released by Dutch investigators yesterday.

Brick by brick: Danube's Rizwan Sajan

Barely a property in Dubai has been developed without building supplies from Danube, now the undisputed market leader. Its founder and chairman, Rizwan Sajan, explains how the firm outlasted the real estate crash to double profits this year

How to overcome language barriers

Language barriers can make it difficult to share your expectations, give feedback, or communicate effectively with your team. Tamara Pupic looks at how to overcome this problem

The insider: Sameer Al Ansari

Sameer Al Ansari is one of few people to have seen the rise, fall and rebirth of Dubai from an insider’s perspective. In an exclusive interview, the former head of Dubai International Capital describes how the crash happened and whether anything has really changed as a result

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