UAE

October 30, 2014

John Legend has been added to the 13th Emirates Airline Dubai International Jazz Festival line-up. (Image: Facebook)
10:23 GMT

Bastille, John Legend, Iggy Azalea, The Script and many more musicians? Yes, please and thank you! Dubai is in for some seriously good tunes.

Top officials said that they are not looking at demand on a year by year basis but what happens over the longer term.
01:00 GMT

Dubai is aiming for another notch in the “tallest” stakes by building what would be the world’s tallest twin towers.

October 29, 2014

Watch out for Tinashe! She's coming to Dubai's RedFestDXB. (Image: Facebook)
11:48 GMT

Two more performances added to the RedFestDXB slate next February.

October 28, 2014

Apart from Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, Al Tayer Group also operates the UK’s Harvey Nichols store at Mall of the Emirates.
17:30 GMT

The first Macy’s - the iconic department store - outside the US will open at Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Central in 2018

The IMF had previously warned that rapid rises in Dubai real estate prices, which earlier this year were in some cases a third higher than they were 12 months previously.
16:50 GMT

Increases in Dubai's property prices have moderated quite a lot and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is now less concerned about them than it was in May

Diana will be performing live in an exclusive concert in Fujairah! (Image: Facebook)
11:06 GMT

City Centre Fujairah has announced the next celebrity singer to join its ongoing concert series: Diana Haddad is up next!

Ahlam is intimidated by no one, especially no magazine editor! (Image: Facebook)
10:00 GMT

Ahlam is headed to court next year, and she's seriously not shy about it.

Ahlam and Somaya have recently been very praiseful of one another! (Image: Facebook)
07:18 GMT

Ahlam has a new fan: Somaya al Khashab!

Tribute to the classic group "The Four Seasons" will treat the ears of the festival attendees. (Image courtesy of Khaleej Times)
05:49 GMT

"Big Girls Don't Cry", especially when they're at the Taste of Abu Dhabi coming up next month. With a Four Seasons tribute and delectable delights, it's sure to be a home run of a foodie event.

October 27, 2014

Teresa Corvina, Bashar Atiyat, Guillaume de Saille, Khaled Abol Naga and Mohammed Hefzi during a panel discussion at the film festival. (Image: Khaleej Times)
14:43 GMT

For the first time in Abu Dhabi Film Festival's history, experts gathered for an open public discussion on the poor film acting and directing in Arab cinema.

Many films find their way to Abu Dhabi for shooting. (Image courtesy of Digital Productions Middle East)
10:53 GMT

After Star Wars and Fast and Furious filmed their sequels in the city, other productions are following suit to make Abu Dhabi one of the top international locations for film.

But it is not in Aabar’s interests to derail the deal as a failed merger could drive down shares in the stock market.
04:55 GMT

Aabar Investments is demanding a hefty premium for its minority stake in Malaysia’s No.4 bank.

October 26, 2014

Algerian health authorities have mobilized medical workers, medicine and equipment to their southern border to counter the spread of Ebola. There is a dedicated isolation unit at Si Haoues Hospital of Tindouf, and thermal detection devices have been set up at border crossings and Tindouf Airport. There have been no cases of Ebola in Algeria.
14:34 GMT

How the Middle East is managing the Ebola menace

Assi Helani in studio for "Loyalty to the United Arab Emirates". (Image: Twitter)
13:59 GMT

A lover of horses and of operetta, Lebanese singer Assi Helani managed to get his fix for both fetishes during his recent trip to the UAE.

Arsha Kaviani is taking his music back to his homeland. (Image: Facebook)
08:50 GMT

Arsha Kaviani's music has taken him around the world, and now it's bringing him back to his birth place of Dubai.