UAE

March 12, 2014

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.

More than half of the UAE population owns a smartphone (File Archive/Shutterstock)
08:04 GMT

Apple's iPhone 5 is the most commonly used smartphone in the UAE and more than half of the country's population owns a smartphone

Direct trade accounted for 64 per cent of Dubai foreign trade, as it reached Dh846 billion in 2013
06:08 GMT

Dubai’s non-oil foreign trade reached Dh1.329 trillion in 2013, an eight per cent increase over Dh94 billion over 2012.

The new Halal Index is hoped to facilitate the growth of Dubai's halal exports as well (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT

Dubai Exports is planning to issue an online Halal Index that lists all UAE firms that employ halal practices

March 9, 2014

 UAE sports commentators quit Qatar channel
14:42 GMT

Manama: UAE sports commentators Faris Awadh and Ali Saeed Al Kaabi have resigned from Qatar-based belN Sports, formerly known as Al Jazeera Sport.

Saudi and Emirati journalists and broadcasters have been ordered by their respective ministries to quit their posts in Doha this week (Courtesy of Photographers Direct)
12:55 GMT

Prominent Saudi and Emirati journalists and broadcasters have been ordered by their respective ministries to quite their posts in Doha as tensions escalate between Qatar and its GCC counterparts.