UAE

August 13, 2014

Al Etihad Credit Bureau will continue to collaborate with its partners to upload customers’ credit information for the past 24 months.
12:10 GMT

The credit reports will include records about consumers’ debt levels, financial obligations, credit payments, history of default payments and late payments.

"The Blue Elephant" is set for release this weekend in UAE. (Image courtesy of IMDb)
05:00 GMT

Get prepped to see our sizzling stars Karim Abdel Aziz and Nelly Karim on the big screen this weekend.

August 12, 2014


Revenue-per-available-room (RevPAR) has seen a 7.4 per cent decline to Dh290.23,
16:08 GMT

The initial results show an 11.8-percent decline in occupancy to 45.4 percent.


Carrefour had the most significant climb up the Top 10 over the first six months of the year, jumping up five places from ninth to fourth.
13:44 GMT

Samsung is the number one ranked brand in the Top 10 Buzz Rankings across the United Arab Emirates for the first half of 2014.

Ahlam shares another holiday snapshot with her fans (and haters)! (Image: Facebook)
13:04 GMT

UAE singer Ahlam has oh-so-many haters, who hate the pictures she posts. Now, she tells them exactly why she shares those pix with her fans!

August 11, 2014

VPS aims to have an extensive network of Health Promotion Centres across the UAE and other countries within five years, it said in a statement.
23:10 GMT

The healthcare provider said that its first Health Promotion Centre will be established in the Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi by the end of 2014.

David performing one of his water tricks. (Image: Facebook)
10:41 GMT

American illusionist David Blaine to do magic tricks for three nights in Abu Dhabi later this month.

The contract provides for the UAE to import some 600 million cubic feet per day of Iranian gas, though the actual amount will depend on many factors and may only become clear in coming months.
08:03 GMT

The UAE is eager to obtain additional natural gas supplies to support its rapid economic growth.

August 10, 2014

The stand-up comedian will be at the mic next month in Dubai. (Image courtesy of Marc's website)
16:21 GMT

If you're in need of a good laugh, then a night with South African stand-up comedian Marc Lottering might be just what the Dr. ordered.

Meanwhile, an aviation analyst termed the Etihad’s deal with Alitalia risky and said Abu Dhabi-based airline will have to go all-out to make this deal work to achieve desire results by 2017.
04:55 GMT

Etihad Airways on Friday signed a €1.76 billion deal to acquire 49 per cent stake in loss-making Alitalia.

August 7, 2014

The 2016 Olympic Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, while Tokyo, Japan won the rights to host the 2020 games.
14:47 GMT

Dubai is planning to submit a bid to host the Olympic Games within the next few years, a senior official has said.

August 4, 2014

Etisalat’s enhanced roaming network includes all GCC countries, allowing customers to enjoy data usage anywhere in the region as well as in 36 new destinations.
19:57 GMT

Etisalat makes traveling this summer easier with the expansion of its preferred partner network for data roaming.

Lady Gaga posing for Harper Bazaar USA. (Image: Instagram)
10:03 GMT

Lady Gaga is finally coming to the Middle East, and she's planning a "show of a lifetime" for all her Dubai fans!

The conglomerate, in which sovereign fund Investment Corp of Dubai owns an 11.5 per cent stake, posted a net profit of Dhs805 million ($219.2 million).
04:55 GMT

Dubai Investments said on Sunday that its net profit for the first six months of the year more than doubled, on the back of gains from the divestment of one of its assets.

August 3, 2014

“Inclusion of more better and firmer laws to secure money will further boost investor confidence in the market,”
19:33 GMT

The property market in Dubai is stable and moving towards becoming a more matured market due to “significant steps” adopted by the real estate regulator and the Central Bank of the UAE.