UAE

August 25, 2014

Hotel revenues went up by 10.9 percent in the first half 2014 (File)
07:31 GMT

Dubai's hotel industry welcomed over 5.8 million tourists in the first half of the year with revenues reaching £3.18 billion, up by 10.9 percent.

FM contracts are becoming more integrated, more metric-based, and crucially, longer in duration
07:08 GMT

Facilities Management (FM) services contracts in the UAE could be valued at approximately AED20 billion per annum by next year, according to G4S, a leading global security and outsourcing group in UAE.

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad bought the 33.3 percent stake in Darwin Airline last November (File/AFP)
07:01 GMT

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways welcomed a review process by Switzerland's Federal Office of Civil Aviation regarding a deal to buy 33.3 percent of Swiss carrier, Darwin Airline.

The tour also included a discussion of Masdar City’s role in advancing renewable energy adoption globally
06:23 GMT

The UAE and India are expected to enhance their co-operation in the field of renewable energy and sustainability.

August 24, 2014

Etihad now has until September 30 to make the necessary changes to its agreement for it to take the 33.3 per cent stake in the airline.
21:22 GMT

Foca said last week that the current agreement can lead to Etihad controlling Darwin and would be incompatible with statutory provisions.

August 22, 2014

President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahayan announced Tuesday new plans to introduce harsher punishments for terrorism charges. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

United Arab Emirates announced Thursday a harsher set of anti-terrorism laws amid global fears of Islamic extremism.

August 21, 2014

Sheika Fatima also urged Emirati youth to be rational towards wedding expenditure, saying that overspending often leads to negative effects on family stability.
23:18 GMT

“Mass weddings aim to reduce the expenses of weddings and lift wedding cost pressures from young people and their parents. They also encourage young men to marry early and start building a stable and cohesive family,” she added.

“I would still go because I know those places and I know what to wear when going to them,” she said.
15:27 GMT

An attached map singled out Edgware Road, the area between Marble Arch and Tottenham Court Road, and the Oxford Circus and Bond Street area.

August 20, 2014

This new service gives customers the ability to withdraw cash and send money to their friends, family or anyone in the UAE instantly using their mobile phone, even if the recipient does not have a bank account.
20:23 GMT

This new service gives customers the ability to withdraw cash and send money to their friends, family or anyone in the UAE instantly using their mobile phone, even if the recipient does not have a bank account.

“The market is finally showing real signs of recovery and prospective growth suggesting that the construction market will remain strong this year,” he added.
19:55 GMT

Megaprojects in the pipeline and the ramping up of social infrastructure spend is boosting the market, says new report.

Kid Ink will perform for a crowd in the UAE soon! (Image: Facebook)
07:00 GMT

Despite his issues with disturbing the peace, the notorious American rapper is headed our way.

Less CGI, more real deal will be the name of the game for the next Episodes.
04:19 GMT

Star Wars: Episode VII will be a little more old school, it seems.

August 19, 2014

dBridge will be at the helm of Casa Latina on September 18th. (Image: Facebook)
09:00 GMT

A favourite of Exit Records, the DJ-producer is coming to our corner of the world.

August 18, 2014

Lagging behind the Saudis, Qatari citizens captured 23 percent of the GCC property investments in Dubai, followed by the Kuwaitis (13 percent), the Omanis (7 percent) and the Bahrainis (4 percent)
11:26 GMT

Citizens of the UAE captured the highest portion of property investments in Dubai valued at more than AED12.5 billion ($3.5), the DLD report said.

August 17, 2014

The inspectors conducted a comprehensive survey on the tea sales in Abu Dhabi.
20:18 GMT

The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has confirmed the safety of Lipton tea products in Abu Dhabi markets, following the circulation of rumours through YouTube, alleging the existence of hallucination pills in the company’s products.