UAE

September 18, 2014

Ahlam is deeply saddened by the loss of her relative. (Image courtesy of Twitter)
07:56 GMT

Raja Bint Abdullah Al Shamsi was a cousin of Ahlam, and she passed away recently of undisclosed reasons.

Etihad has forged 47 codeshare partnerships with different airlines globally, 21 in Europe alone.
04:55 GMT

European airlines have finally opened up to Gulf carriers, forging partnerships and selling stakes, after decades of distrust and allegations of unfair competition.

September 17, 2014


The Middle East experienced a decline in its billionaire population over the past year.
17:14 GMT

The Middle East experienced a decline in its billionaire population over the past year.

Lady Gaga loved the Middle East, but did the Middle East love her? (Image: Facebook)
14:27 GMT

Many seats at Lady Gaga's Dubai gig remained empty, but it gave the true fans more room to "Just Dance".

 These meetings form part of the mandatory updates required to be provided to the BIE as Dubai prepares for the submission of all requirements to seek formal approval at the next critical registration phase in November 2015.
05:55 GMT

The expansive Dubai Trade Centre-Jebel Ali complex features a centrepiece Dubai Expo 2020 gated facility spread across 150 hectares and a surrounding residential, hospitality and logistics zone.

The granting of the Unit Three and Four construction licence followed an intensive 18-month review by about 200 FANR and other technical experts.
04:55 GMT

The UAE has approved the construction of two additional nuclear power reactors at the Barakah site in the Western Region of the Abu Dhabi emirate by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec)

September 16, 2014

Shares in Arabtec jumped 3.7 per cent on Monday following a report that its former chief executive Hasan Ismaik had agreed to sell half of his 27.9 per cent stake in the firm to Abu Dhabi state fund Aabar Investments.
15:45 GMT

Arabtec "does not have the information" on such a deal, it said in a bourse statement.

ICD is also developing the new Atlantic Hotel and Resort in Sanya city in Hainan Province, China, in cooperation with Kerzner.
15:31 GMT

Investment Corp of Dubai (ICD), the UAE emirate's sovereign wealth fund, will be developing a 800-room luxury hotel on Palm Jumeirah at a cost of $1.5 billion in partnership with Kerzner International Holdings.

Constituents from Qatar and UAE will be included in the S&P Emerging BMI series for the first time.
05:55 GMT

Constituents from Qatar and UAE will be included in the S&P Emerging BMI series for the first time.

September 15, 2014

Also, the most popular university degrees for people in the UAE, according to another report from HSBC, are business and engineering, which are typically more expensive than non-vocational degrees.
21:24 GMT

International university education in the UAE is highly expensive, with the country ranking sixth globally in terms of overall costs, according to a new report from HSBC.

Producer D. Ramirez will be mixing things up next month at Zero Gravity. (Image: Facebook)
10:12 GMT

British producer D. Ramirez, Krafty Kuts, Michael Woods, Joris Voorn, Danny Howard Jazzie B and Hernan Cattaneo are coming, just to name a few.

Sing it, Sérgio Mendes! (Image: Facebook)
09:56 GMT

It's gonna be a seriously jazzed up Abu Dhabi at the festival next year.

September 14, 2014

While remittances to India from the GCC is a given considering the huge Indian population, remittances to other parts of the world is also increasing.
21:48 GMT

UAE Exchange, the single largest player in the remittance industry in the GCC, has over six per cent of share in the global remittance market, said a top official.

The tragic shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in July, which killed all the 298 people on board, could have been avoided, according to Sir Tim Clark, president of Dubai-based Emirates Airline.
21:32 GMT

According to reports, Australia’s Qantas stopped flying over Ukraine months before the tragedy, while Korean Air also claimed that it rerouted cargo and passenger flights in early March.

Since Dubai's 2009 financial crisis, Emaar's retailing business has benefited from a strong rebound in the emirate's economy on the back of a tourism and trade boom.
21:24 GMT

Dubai's Emaar Properties is seeking to raise as much as Dh5.8 billion ($1.58 billion) from an initial public offer of shares in its shopping malls unit that is expected to be the Gulf's biggest stock sale since 2008.