March 13, 2014

Despite drops in the stock market this week, Dubai's exchange still remains one of the top 10 performers globally (File Archive)
10:24 GMT

UAE's stock markets plunged again this week, but Dubai's index still remains as one of the top 10 performers globally.

The next 10 years should see a better mix of energy generated from coal, nuclear, and solar sources
09:55 GMT

In order to cater to around 25 million visitors who are expected at the Expo 2020, Dubai needs to produce more electricity, and reduce energy loss.

Ahlam posing with a Harrods doorman in London this week. (Image: Instagram)
05:00 GMT

Singer Ahlam is in London to start recording her new album at the Metropolis International Studio.

March 12, 2014

Boyzone is Dubai-bound, and don't you forget it! (Image: Facebook)
13:22 GMT

There aren't "Words" for the level of excitement the Irish boy band is stirring in Dubai right now.

Gulf Hotels Group plans to build a five-star "Gulf Hotel Business Bay" that will open by mid-2017 (Shutterstock)
11:00 GMT

Bahrain's Gulf Hotels Group is investing $132 million to develop a five-star Gulf Hotel Business Bay on Dubai's shores

The new law will provide new incentives and specialised training programmes to encourage more Emiratis to work in the country's booming tourism sector (File Archive)
11:00 GMT

Members of UAE's Federal National Council are in process of drafting a law that will encourage, train and organise Emiratis to become tour guides with incentives and specialised training programmes.

The Fast & Furious cast will continue production with the help of UAE-based production company twofour54 intaj. (Image: Facebook)
10:15 GMT

The all-star cast of the Fast & the Furious films are heading back to Abu Dhabi to finish filming their movie scenes next month.

Transportation exports from the U.S., mainly in terms of Boeing-UAE airline deals, are behind the spike in bilateral trade between the U.S. and the UAE in 2013 (File Archive)
06:30 GMT

U.S. exports to the UAE reached $26.9 billion in 2013 as a result of increased trade in the transportation sector.

March 11, 2014

Sisi is expected to announce his bid for the presidency soon (File Archive/AFP)
18:00 GMT

Egypt's army chief Abdel Fattah Al Sisi arrived in the UAE Tuesday after the UAE followed KSA's decision to label the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization.

 UAE bids to hold 2019 AFC Asian Cup
14:07 GMT

The UAE unveiled its bid to host the 2019 AFC Asian Cup on Monday, with officials hoping past big-event experience can count in their favour.

The UAE has pledged significant sums of money to help rebuild Egypt and support it on its path to truly representative government
10:55 GMT

The announcement of a $40 billion (AED150bn) deal to build low-cost housing in Egypt is good news for that country and for the UAE, commented a local daily.

The joint EZW-Dubai Customs smart retail hub matajircom was launched Monday in Dubai (Courtesy of Trade and Export Middle East)
10:00 GMT

Dubai has launched the world's first purpose-built smart retail hub "matajircom" Monday in conjunction with Economic Zones World and Dubai Customs.

Personal computer and desktop sales are decreasing rapidly throughout the UAE as more users transition to notebooks and tablets (Shutterstock)
06:37 GMT

While most headlines talk about profits in the UAE, here is one field that is not-so-successful in the Emirates these days: personal computer sales.

March 10, 2014

Emirates will now provide direct service from Dubai to Boston daily, representing the airlines eighth translatlantic US route (Shutterstock)
14:00 GMT

Emirates Airline launched daily services to Boston Monday in partnership with its US carriers.

The official poster for the highly-anticipated and controversial film "Noah." (Image: Facebook)
11:03 GMT

With other Arab countries already saying "nope" to releasing the controversial Christian film "Noah", a UAE release is still TBD.