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Emirates to lose $272m during Dubai Int'l runway closures

Dubai airline says it will be forced to reduce flights to 41 destinations during 80-day upgrade project

Saudi conservatives stage rare protest against Westernisation

Demonstration takes place outside Royal Court in Riyadh against planned reforms to give women more rights

Mystery surrounds plans for major Burj Khalifa event

Cage-like platform or structure has been erected at top of world's tallest building

Taliban negotiator under house arrest in UAE

Security source says UAE is considering deporting Agha Jan Mutassim to Afghanistan

Abu Dhabi's Mubadala sees tripling of net profit in 2013

State-owned investment fund which has stakes in General Electric and Carlyle says it made $395m profit

Labourers hold sit-in at Kuwait insect lab

About 100 Egyptian labourers and agricultural engineers hold protest over promised bonus payments

Saudi construction giant posts 4% rise in Q1 net profit

Dar Al Arkan says improved performance due to higher sales of its developed properties in Saudi Arabia

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

Dubai's Nakheel invites bids for Palm Boardwalk project

Construction firms to bid for contract to design and build 11km project on Palm Jumeirah

Emirates to appeal against Milan-New York route ban

Airline wins temporary suspension of ban, pending the outcome of an appeal process

Kuwait to debate scrapping fuel subsidies for expats

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

Saudi spy chief Prince Bandar is replaced

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

Fire destroys popular Dubai restaurant

Flames were seen coming from the building housing Ravi Restaurant in Bur Dubai this afternoon

Dubai to launch water taxis to Great Britain island on The World

Owner Safi Qureshi will soon unveil "exciting plans" for the island, located 4km off the emirate's coastline

Oman extends ban on recruiting foreign labourers, maids

Ministry of Manpower announces plan to extend suspension for at least another six months from May 4

Dubai plans infrastructure to promote use of electric cars

State utility DEWA set to install 100 charging stations across Dubai as part of Smart City initiative

Four men charged over Doha restaurant blast

The explosion at Istanbul Restaurant in February killed 11 people and injured 35

Etihad records 27% revenue growth in Q1

Abu Dhabi carrier hailed record cargo and passenger growth for revenue of $1.4bn

Kuwait said to shut down 300 'immoral websites'

Sources say the websites had been created for online prostitution, indecent activities and night parties

UAE's Cristal inks deal for Nigerian wildlife resort

Abu Dhabi-based hotel group to run two hotels in African project; also plans to triple portfolio within two years

Abu Dhabi Police officers sent to London to assist in hammer attack case

The trial of the British suspect charged with attempted murder, and three accomplices, will start on Thursday

Emirates air stewardess caught trying to smuggle 13kg of gold

The off-duty flight attendant concealed the precious metal in her hand luggage on a flight to India

Dubai Int’l to reduce flights by 26% during runway closures

A total of 14 airlines, including flydubai, will have reserved slots for flights at emirate's second airport

New UAE law to award 10% of gov't contracts to SMEs

Economy minister says gov't is keen to promote SMEs in bid to reduce unemployment among Emiratis

German tank sale to Saudi Arabia likely to be cancelled

Opposition from senior German minister set to block sale of several hundred tanks - report

Dubai theme park developer secures $326m finance deal

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank says facility arranged and closed for IMG Worlds of Adventures project

Dubai real estate deals total $16.6bn in Q1

Dubai Land Department chief says 38% increase confirms 'renewed investor confidence' in emirate

Gulf owners planned to flip Leeds Utd “like an off-plan apartment”

Exclusive: GFH Capital booked $10m profit just weeks after purchase

OPINIONS »

What will happen next to Dubai's property market?

Let's consult my crystal ball, says Better Homes CEO Ryan Mahoney

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?

VIDEOS »

Video: Largest board game played by Cat

Watch as five Cat machines, including excavators and telehandlers, battle against a mountain of massive wood blocks as they take part in a massive game of Jenga

IPL returns with added twist

Cricket’s Indian Premier League launched its seventh season in the UAE this week, drawing huge crowds and many of the world’s best players

Christians and Muslims work together in Bangui

Religious conflict in the Central African Republic has been well documented in recent months, but in the capital city Bangui, a project is underway to create reconciliation between Christians and Muslims

Clowning industry under threat

A constant presence at circuses and birthday parties, clowns have been around for centuries. But there is a crisis in the profession

Oil prices rise due to Ukraine tension

Mounting tension in Ukraine has pushed up oil prices. The benchmark Brent crude rose over $110 per barrel at one stage, with UK light crude also up

Latest Reader Comments

Germany puzzled as UAE think tank ordered to close
chalky6766 : I can't help it that you are obviously a cynical person, I gladly displaced that attitude when I left the media controlled big brother UK all of those years ago and when I leave here I will have a happy heart as I head down to NZ. I take it then that you consider the UAE to be broken,strange that, I...
UAE - Thursday, 17 April 2014 11:01 PM

UAE father who whipped son to death wins appeal
Mo ham ed : If the father had any remorse he would plead guilty....
uk - Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:47 PM

London hammer attacker said to use victim's bank card to steal $5,000
Telcoguy : @Doug, you keep using the term "premeditated" This may be a stretch, from the news published:
i) the attacker chose a room with the door unlocked
ii) the weapon used (a hammer) can not really be described as a weapon of choice
iii) it seems (again from the published articles) that he att...
UAE - Thursday, 17 April 2014 8:23 PM

What will happen next to Dubai's property market?
Telcoguy : @Dusty, thanks for your post. In fact very few Expos have had a significant impact on cities. Not in the last 50 years at least

And yes most of the people cheering this could not mention the last 2 Expos celebrated, nor the one happening before Dubai (Milan) but that is the nature of the fa...
UAE - Thursday, 17 April 2014 8:23 PM

Emirates air stewardess caught trying to smuggle 13kg of gold
Matt Williams : @mujeeb - There are people like myself who enjoy a glass of wine, you can't open your DF on planes and drink it and surprise surprise most of us drink in moderation.



Thank you....
UAE - Thursday, 17 April 2014 8:24 PM

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Revealed: Chanel to stage $2.5m fashion show on Dubai private island

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UAE father who whipped son to death wins appeal

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Saudi to produce first locally made car by 2017

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Arabian Business launches Entrepreneurs Clinic

FEATURES & ANALYSIS »

Concerned for stability, Saudi Arabia tightens curbs on dissent

Gulf kingdom intensifies crackdown on domestic dissent, raising fears that public debate is under threat

Revealed: Airlines due to operate from DWC during Dubai Int’l runway upgrade

A total of 14 airlines will fly from the emirate’s second airport during 80-day period

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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