UAE

April 28, 2014

The new green loan is designed to encourage more firms to pursue energy efficient development in the UAE (File Archive/Shutterstock)
12:00 GMT

UAE's Union National Bank (UNB) has launched the first "Green Loan" in the region, which is designed to encourage investment in energy efficient products and related developments.

Etisalat is acquiring a 53 percent stake in Maroc Telecom (File Archive)
11:00 GMT

UAE's lead telecommunications operator Etisalat signed a multi-currency club deal worth $4.35 billion with seventeen banks to fund its acquisition of Vivendi.

Lady Gaga does have a pretty good "Poker Face" (Image: Facebook).
08:44 GMT

There's no official announcement, but somebody has spilled the beans that Lady Gaga is likely to perform in the UAE on September 10.

The luxurious Viceroy hotel on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. (Image: Facebook)
08:12 GMT

Viceroy Hotel Group plans an aggressive expansion in Dubai after announcing two more hotels!

April 27, 2014

The World Expo 2020 is creating high levels of competition in UAE markets as companies pursue contract for the big event (File Archive/AFP)
14:00 GMT

With the announcement of the successful World Expo 2020 bid, competition among real estate contractors is breeding new levels of innovation and creativity to not only UAE's real estate sector, but the urban planning initiatives and other economic markets overall.

Macklemore doing the shisha thing in Abu Dhabi while in town for his performance Friday night (Image: Instagram).
13:27 GMT

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis brought their exotic selves to Abu Dhabi (Image courtesy of Rotana Times).
10:41 GMT

For those curious to see how the Muslim world would respond to these same-sex marriage promoters, fans of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis received them just as warmly on Friday as other parts of the world.

Will you be buying your ticket for Jobrani's Dubai show? (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Standup comedian Maz Jobrani is back in Dubai with his brand new tour ‘’My Lion is Moist Tour.”

The meeting focused on the economic policy issues of the two sides, exploring trade opportunities and boosting of trade ties between them.
02:09 GMT

The 5th UAE-US Economic Policy Dialogue, attended by government representatives of both countries, has concluded in Abu Dhabi.

April 26, 2014

Star Wars camps in the deserts of Abu Dhabi (Image courtesy of Gulf News).
05:00 GMT

Almost nonchalant, a group of a dozen sweaty men – all but two Filipinos, one Briton and an Australian - are busy dressing up, for a while now, in what seems like an intricate array of robotic costumes to curious onlookers near Mirdif.

April 24, 2014

The airline is using #EtihadSuggests to invite Facebook and Twitter users to get up-to-date travel tips (File/AFP)
15:56 GMT

Etihad Airways launched a new social media strategy in the form of a hashtag in an attempt to engage more with customers.

 Abu Dhabi to become cycling and walking-friendly emirate by 2020
14:25 GMT

Rejoice, cycle enthusiasts. Abu Dhabi will be transformed into a cycling- and walking-friendly emirate by 2020, according to a master plan revealed by the Department of Transport (DoT).

Ahlam and Duraid are clearly on good terms since he hasn't actually been rude about her! (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:00 GMT

You might have wanted it to be true, but Duraid Lahham didn't really call Ahlam "vile, rude and ridiculous"!

Around 67 percent of DI’s total asset base is in the property sector which positions DI as a major real estate player in the UAE.
03:55 GMT

Dubai Investments, the largest investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM), has raised the foreign ownership limit in the company from the existing 20 percent to 35 percent.