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May 6, 2014

Zero-rate income taxes and high salaries attract young British professionals to the UAE (File/AFP)
14:58 GMT

The UAE and Dubai in particular is one of the top places for UK expats according to a NatWest report.

Tourism activities are expected to increase by 5.4 percent, boosting Oman's economy (File/AFP)
13:04 GMT

Oman will see a boost in travel and tourism figures this year with a 10.2 percent growth rate in 2014, according to a report.

Podcars were also introduced to the Abu Dhabi's eco friendly built city Masdar (Image: Green Company Effect)
12:16 GMT

Futuristic style podcars are set to be launched in Dubai by the end of 2015 to make transport in the city more relaxed and enjoyable.

Hospitality Management Holdings aims to have a hotel in every GCC country by 2020 (Image: Hospitality.net)
11:52 GMT

Hospitality Management Holdings will aim to have a hotel in every Gulf country, the CEO announced at the Arabian Travel Market.

Construction work on the Jeddah Metro will start in 2015 (File/AFP)
11:17 GMT

AECOM Technology Corporation has been awarded an 18-month contract to provide management consultancy services to the Jeddah Metro Company.

Qatar Airways, along with Dubai’s Emirates and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad, have snatched a sizeable share of the long-haul travel sector, turning their home cities into major hub on the routes to Asia and Australasia.
03:55 GMT

Al Baker said the acquisition took place last year, shortly after a political shake-up in which Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem was removed from the post of prime minister.

Inflation in April stood stubbornly above the central bank's forecast for the end of the year and weighing against the likelihood of significant interest rate cuts in the near term.
03:55 GMT

Turkey's growth in the past decade has in part been based on political stability.

A simple map with clear directions from where you are at that moment will appear, said bin Mejren. Directions on how to use the video is available on YouTube.
03:55 GMT

Forgot where you have parked your car at Dubai Mall? No worries. With a new parking assistant, locating your car is just a matter of few clicks on a smart touch screen.

May 5, 2014

Instead, a press statement by the ministry said it was taking all preventive measures to raise the level of bio-security in the country and safeguard public health.
23:46 GMT

Some newspapers and websites in the UAE on Sunday reported that the ministry has put a temporary ban on the import of live camels as a precautionary measure to prevent the outbreak of any contagious disease.

Speculators are the least bullish on the metal in 11 weeks, partly amid signs that the U.S. economy is accelerating out of its winter retreat, government data showed on May 2.
23:19 GMT

On May 1, the price touched $18.685, the lowest since July 8.

Saudi Arabia will consider changing its strict visa policies in the next three years, according to the president of the country’s tourism commission.
23:11 GMT

In March the Kingdom reportedly suspended a limited tourist visa programme, until infrastructure had improved.

Fancy a dip in the pool? The beautiful Al Bustan Rotana Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
13:04 GMT

UAE hotel operator Rotana has announced the launch of ten new hotels in the Middle East by 2020.

With over billions of investments taking place in the railway industry, the summit will provide a practical approach on 'The Plan' for future and how it can be executed
12:55 GMT

Current railway projects in the Middle East and smart communication systems coupled with intelligent transport systems for railways will form the focus for a major summit opening in Riyadh (May 5).

The capacity of South Pars gas and oil fields could hit 100 million cubic meters daily in the current Iranian year
11:55 GMT

Iran's South Pars field, located in southern part of the country, exported gas and oil to 29 countries during the last Iranian calendar year (started on 20 March 2013).

Dubai's new tourism institute is aligned with the emirate's effort to be the most visited city in the world by 2020 (File Archive)
11:00 GMT

Dubai is in the process of implementing its plan to build a new tourism institute that will help develop students' skills within the sector.