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Emirates offers laptop 'handlers' to cope with US ban

Dubai-based airline says it will provide a free packing-and-handling service for passengers travelling to the US

Dubai Duty Free expects big sales hit from electronics ban

Airport retailer estimates it will lose aboout $2m in sales this year amid electronics ban on US flights

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed meets his newest grandchild

Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has given birth to a boy named Rashid Bin Mansoor

Pakistan's airline calls for gov't help in Gulf price war

Pakistan International Airlines boss also calls for restrictions on the number of flights Gulf carriers can operate in its home market

UK asked for extra security measures at Dubai's DXB

Dubai Airports chief also says US electronics ban comes at worst possible time as popular 'spring break' looms

What the Gulf's rich list really think about region's economy

New survey of GCC high net worth individuals reveal investment plans over next 3-5 years

Saudi Arabia executes two drug traffickers

Latest death penalties bring the number of prisoners killed in the kingdom to 20 so far this year

Dubai's Emirates prepares for holiday rush this weekend

Dubai-based airline says it expects more than 89,000 passengers to pass through DXB T3 this weekend

Nakheel awards construction deal for new Dubai hotel

Developer makes announcement over plans for second hotel at the Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai

Bahrain releases award winning photographer

Mohammed Al-Shaikh was held for more than 24 hours over his work for AFP, according to his family

Somali president says DP World may develop local port

Abdiweli Mohamed Ali says gov't of Puntland may award concession to Dubai-based port operator

Saudi Arabia halts Brazilian beef and poultry imports

Gulf kingdom takes action over concerns about food safety amid bribery accusatioins

Hermes to launch pop up concept in Dubai to revive signature scarves

Visitors will have the chance to dye their pre-owned Hermes silk scarves free of charge


Telephone banking in Dubai is about as frustrating as it gets

Comment: Financial institutions say they are investing in customer service, but they don’t act like it.

Why the UAE is forging closer ties with India

World’s largest democracy expected to overtake China in 2022 to become the world’s most populous nation

King Salman knows a picture speaks a thousand words

Posing for a selfie in Indonesia shows the Saudi monarch is “approachable and modern”.

Tell me again exactly how Dubai has hurt you?

Too many people focus on what the emirate is not, rather than what it is.

Dubai is a modern city, built for business

Why events are a key plank in the emirate’s transition towards a knowledge-based economy.


Video: Generations of Flying Falcons in Dubai’s Desert

In Dubai, falcons are a symbol of strength and patriotism.

Video: Emirates airline president questions electronics ban

Reacting to the US electronics ban, Emirates airline boss Tim Clark says Dubai is as safe as any airport.

Video: See Jeff Bezos test the giant robot of your nightmares

Amazon's CEO donned a huge robot suit at the company's annual MARS conference.

Video: Apple's new Clips app makes videos even more sharable

Apple introduced Clips, an app that lets iPhone users edit videos to make them more social-media friendly.

Latest Reader Comments

Amazon clinches deal to buy Middle East online retailer
BRC : Really well put. I often wonder how shops out here can actually survive with the prices they charge and the rent they must pay. Plus most are empty when you walk in.

The malls are all busy but it appears it's the F&B places making the real money. Prices for these places are reasonable howe...
UAE - Wednesday, 29 March 2017 1:16 PM

Tell me again exactly how Dubai has hurt you?
One Guy : In the latest survey by InterNations, the company collected votes from 14,300 expats, representing 174 nationalities and living in 191 countries or territories, to rate 43 different aspects of life abroad on a scale of one to seven. Some of these aspects include healthcare, safety, childcare, educat...
United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, 29 March 2017 1:16 PM

Film festival opens in cinema-less Saudi Arabia
Fentoni : Sounds like the plot to a comedy movie. I'd call it 'A flicker of hope' ...
UAE - Wednesday, 29 March 2017 1:15 PM

Fit for the wealthy: World's first 24-carat gold shoes
Fentoni : Just what the world has been waiting for....not!...
UAE - Wednesday, 29 March 2017 1:15 PM

Great escape? The UAE expat's dilemma
Not James : Agree with James Too, many examples of that right now in fact....
Ghana - Wednesday, 29 March 2017 8:06 AM


Alabbar's set to launch "within weeks"


Dubai has highest number of self-made billionaires


Emirates to allow travellers to keep laptops until boarding


Amazon agrees to buy Middle East online retailer


Private jet in terror plunge after Emirates turbulence drama


Emirates chief defends Dubai airport security measures


Dubai sees big surge in tourists in early 2017


Ban will have little impact on passenger numbers: Dubai airport chief


Five mystic sites to visit in 2017

Ever heard of Australia's Pink Lake?

How to survive a flight from Dubai without a laptop

Here are your options if you need to work during those long trips, or you want to control your entertainment

Q&A: The laptop ban and what it means when flying from Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Couldn't a laptop with a bomb inside still pose a danger within the cargo hold?

Where is Bahrain headed?

The kingdom has identified jewels in its accelerating non-oil economy to forge a new path

Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund is back on track

Mumtalakat CEO adopts cautious approach to investment, prizing stable returns over quick-buck trophy deals

More UK firms eye Dubai expansion post-Brexit

DMCC study shows that emerging markets are becoming increasingly attractive to UK businesses

Saudi Arabia spends money to make money

Tour of Asia by Saudi Arabia's King Salman advances drive to attract foreign investment but comes with an expensive price tag

Welcome to the life of one of the UAE’s defence and real estate moguls

Emirati rally car champion Mansour Bin Jabr is the COO of his family's conglomerate, Bin Jabr Group

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