UAE

May 1, 2014

A total 32,259 Chinese tourists arrived in Abu Dhabi during Q1 (Image: Nowtravelasia.com)
15:18 GMT

Chinese tourist numbers increased to 208 percent in Q1, adding to the good news of Abu Dhabi's high performance in terms of hotel guest numbers in the first quarter of the year.

The three-day event was hosted by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Image: Emirates Panorama)
14:18 GMT

Over 400 delegates concluded the ICC Banking Commission meeting, which finished on Wednesday. Growth in finance and business practices were discussed during the three-day event.

The steel industry has a strong backing from UAE financial institutions, pushing growth up (File/AFP)
13:52 GMT

Leading steel provider Conares, saw double digit growth in Q1, mainly due to new announcements and projects in the UAE.

Montreal based SNC-Lavalin will support Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations and produce 25,000 barrels of oil per day (Image: File)
13:10 GMT

Leading Canadian company SNC-Lavalin won a major oil contract from Abu Dhabi's Company for Onshore Oil Operations (Adco) with the intention to produce 25,000 oil barrels a day.

Tourism in Sharjah is expected to grow in 2014 (File/AFP)
12:59 GMT

72 By Hues opened in Sharjah on Wednesday, making it the first boutique hotel to open in the area.

Here's the collage Latifa posted to Instagram.
08:16 GMT

While in Abu Dhabi to shoot "Fast & Furious 7", Vin Diesel gave one generous gift to her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

April 30, 2014

The Middle East is "driving the positive growth," according to managing director of STR Global, Elizabeth Winkle (File/AFP)
14:28 GMT

Dubai's hotel sector saw profits skyrocket by 53.3 percent, according to a HotStats survey.

The big reveal is here for "Star Wars: Episode VII": Andy Serkis, John Boyega, and Adam Driver are a few of the actors to star in the film.
14:27 GMT

They're currently filming "Star Wars: Episode VII" in Abu Dhabi, and now we finally get to know which stars we'll be seeing on screen (and hopefully around town) in the UAE capital.

"The Voice" is coming, Dubai!
14:15 GMT

"The Voice Goes on Tour" is bringing all seven of the talent show's finalists in one place on May 1 at Mercato Mall in Jumeirah.

The Lido show is coming to Cavalli Club this weekend (Image courtesy of Khaleej Times).
12:11 GMT

Get a quintessential picture of Parisian nightlife with the ever exhilarating Lido show coming to the Cavalli Club on May 2 and 3.

This gig will mark Ardal's second time performing in Dubai. (Image: Gulf News)
10:41 GMT

Irish standup comedian Ardal O’Hanlon in Dubai for one night only this Friday.

Kottak admitted to drinking alcohol but denied the other charges against him. (Image: Facebook)
10:22 GMT

Scorpions drummer jailed in Dubai following rowdy behavior at local airport.

April 29, 2014

Lust for technology: GITEX shopper is used by nearly half of Emirati residents (Image: Emirates247)
14:04 GMT

It's all about the consumer: Around 45 percent of UAE residents use GITEX shopper to purchase their IT products, according to an Acer survey.

Tescos supermarket may be looking to open several branches in the UAE (File/AFP)
12:48 GMT

Choithrams and British-based Tescos will be joining forces to bring the supermarket chain to the UAE, a source has said.

The UAE-based airline said 18 flights between Amman and Beirut will be scheduled weekly from July 2 onwards (File/Shutterstock)
12:36 GMT

Etihad Airways has announced more flights through key destinations in the Middle East.