UAE

May 27, 2014

Passenger traffic through Dubai’s main airport, one of the world’s busiest, rose 13.7 per cent from a year earlier to 6.16 million people in April, the airport operator said on Tuesday.
22:39 GMT

During the first four months of 2014, traffic at Dubai International Airport climbed 11.9 per cent to 24.52 million passengers.

David Haigh, who until March was deputy chief executive of Dubai-based GFH Capital, a unit of Bahrain’s Gulf Finance House, has been referred to Dubai’s public prosecutor for trial.
22:26 GMT

A former managing director of English Championship club Leeds United has been arrested in Dubai on charges of embezzling Dhs23.7 million ($6.45 million)

The Instagram pic The Kings of Leon posted to announce their arrival in Dubai! (Image: Instagram)
13:26 GMT

The Kings of Leon are back in Dubai for a triumphant performance at the Atlantis Hotel.

Ahlam and Abdo performing at the Qatari wedding ceremony. (Image: Facebook)
11:08 GMT

Mohammad Abdo and Ahlam entertained guests with their greatest hits at a Royal wedding ceremony in Qatar this week.

A still from Hussain's video featuring an Egyptian kid with a sign that reads "Egypt." (Image: YouTube still)
08:44 GMT

Hussain Al Jasmi has done a Pharrell with his latest Happy-like music video.

A sewage plant is also being constructed, also part of infrastructural development in the UAE, and the first phase of the plant has already been completed, said Al Nuaimi.
03:55 GMT

Ajman is allocating 40 per cent of its 2014 budget to increase work on new development, economic and social projects, that aim to boost tourism in the emirate.

The agreement was signed by Saif Mohammad Al Suwaidi, Director General of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority, during his visit to the Caribbean island country.
03:55 GMT

Agreement stipulates that all national carriers of both parties will have right to perform scheduled air services between the countries.

May 26, 2014

What do Ahlam and Um Kulthum have in common? Everything according to the UAE singer! (Image: Albawaba edit)
05:00 GMT

What do Ahlam and Um Kulthum have in common? Everything according to the UAE singer!

May 25, 2014

“I always wanted to get back and we never forgot Dubai,” Trump said at the project site. “Dubai has become very conservative. This is a much different and smarter time.”
21:39 GMT

Donald Trump, the New York real-estate mogul, is back in Dubai with plans for a golf course and 104 mansions three years after a plan to build a hotel tower bearing his name was scrapped in the emirate.

Justin Timberlake stopped over in Abu Dhabi to sing his heart out as a part of his 20/20 tour. (Image: Facebook)
14:02 GMT

Justin Timberlake's hotter than hot performance (literally) was totes reminiscent of a night with MJ.

The Boyzone bringing it in Dubai (Image: Facebook).
10:27 GMT

They sure know how to "Light up the Night"! Boyzone totally nailed their boyband performance at the Dubai Tennis Stadium on May 22.

Sharjah is the third-largest member of the UAE in terms of population, GDP, and geographic area.
03:55 GMT

The affirmation primarily reflects the solid growth in Sharjah’s GDP per capita.

May 24, 2014

One big moment for the Dubai-based progressive rockers (Image courtesy of the Anuryzm website).
09:00 GMT

Every heavy metal rockers dream is to share the stage the legendary Black Sabbath, but it's soon to be the reality for Dubai-based progressive rockers Anuryzm at Du Arena, Abu Dhabi on May 29.

May 22, 2014

The Australian and International Pilots Association said the claims of support from the royal family needed to be checked and action taken to level the playing field.
17:25 GMT

Citing what it said were leaked documents prepared for prospective financiers in 2011, the newspaper said the loan for the state carrier required no repayments until 2027.

Star Wars: Episode VII is the latest international movie to film in Abu Dhabi. (Image: Albawaba edit)
07:00 GMT

The combination of diverse desert landscapes and an extensive production infrastructure provide the perfect formula for the movie ensuring the shoot is going smoothly and on schedule.