UAE

February 26, 2014

Federer wants to take one match at a time
12:49 GMT

Five-time champion Roger Federer exuded confidence about reclaiming his former glory after cruising into the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Men’s Open late on Monday but insisted he did not want to get ahead of himself.

The CBS soap is set to make history as the first American daytime drama to be shot in the UAE. (Image: Facebook)
08:32 GMT

In a daytime drama first, the long-running US hit TV soap “The Bold & the Beautiful” is coming to the UAE.

February 25, 2014

Dubai is aiming to establish itself as one of the most sustainable cities in the world by 2020 (Shutterstock)
14:38 GMT

Dubai is stepping up its green campaign with new developments underway to build more eco-friendly communities in the UAE.

Conor Maynard's "poolside chillin'" in Dubai (Image: Twitter).
12:00 GMT

The UK singer-songwriter and "R U Crazy" hitmaker is making his way to the UAE for the second time in one month.

Pakistani companies should open retail shops in the country to capture more market share
10:17 GMT

Pakistan’s food exports to the UAE have huge potential to jump three-fold to $1.2 billion compared to $400 million in 2013.

Moroccan trade has been traditional dominated with countries in Europe, despite the economic crisis that has continued to unfold over the last six years
09:59 GMT

Morocco is diversifying its export market in a bid to develop trade with Gulf Arab countries and also reduce its reliance on Europe.

February 24, 2014

The UAE currently enjoys good relationships with both the Philippines and Malaysia
10:40 GMT

An economic and commercial delegation headed by Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy, is set to visit the Philippines and Malaysia from Monday (February 25) to Friday (February 28) seeking to explore strategies for enhancing bilateral trade and investment relations.

Overall outlook on sales was positive with 97 per cent of the businesses expecting either an increase or no change in their sales volume in Q1 2014.
03:55 GMT

In Q1 2014, around 62 per cent of Dubai businesses also expected to see stronger net profits based on increasing demand and improved margins.

February 23, 2014

On Friday night, the legendary Rolling Stones rocked Abu Dhabi for the first time in their 50-years on stage. (Image: Facebook)
09:36 GMT

The Rolling Stones made their Abu Dhabi debut on Friday, and it was a concert to remember.

The ministry has been conducting studies on the economic effects of levying taxes on companies
08:14 GMT

The UAE has no immediate plans to impose tax on individuals, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai’s deputy ruler and Minister of Finance has confirmed.

The number of public transport users last year hit 115,670,587 riders compared with 107,800,000 riders in 2012
08:02 GMT

Mass transit systems of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) - comprising the Dubai Metro, public buses, marine transit modes and taxis -- have lifted 440.67 million passengers in 2013.

February 20, 2014

Jamie Cullum kept "Momentum" going at the Dubai Jazz Festival. (Image: Facebook)
12:51 GMT

Jamie Cullum's February 19 performance at the Emirates Airlines Dubai Jazz Festival did not disappoint.

JLo loves her some Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
12:20 GMT

Why thank you, Dubai World Cup, for bringing our beloved JLo back to the region on March 29.

Carlos Santana performs in the UAE tonight (Image: Facebook)
09:45 GMT

The day has finally arrived that brings classic Mexican American musician Carlos Santana to UAE fans for the Emirates Airlines Dubai Jazz Festival.

Visa will also offer five packages (an all-expense-paid trip for two) to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
03:55 GMT

Dubai-based Mashreq has announced the launch of a limited edition FIFA World Cup Mashreq Visa card, aimed at attracting football fans ahead of the mega event this year.