UAE

June 1, 2014

Occupancy is expected to touch 70 per cent in Dubai
09:29 GMT

Hotels in the UAE are expected to see occupancy levels fall during June and July but pick up in August, according to analysts.

Black Sabbath nailed it in Abu Dhabi.
06:06 GMT

Black Sabbath met all expectations and possibly surpassed them at their Yas Island gig on May 29.

May 29, 2014

A study released on Wednesday by global real estate consultancy CBRE put the emirate ahead of 187 other global cities based on the number of international retailing brands operating in the market.
13:13 GMT

Dubai has retained its number two spot worldwide as a retail destination, just behind London and well ahead of New York, Moscow and Shanghai.

Hani congratulated Hussain on his recent success with a sincere phone call this week. (Image: Albawaba edit)
05:00 GMT

Hani Shaker took it upon himself to call Hussain Al Jasmi and congratulate him on his recent success.

May 28, 2014

The move comes in line with the UAE vision that calls for effective and advanced settlement system of disputes so as to make the country a first destination to attract businesspersons and capitals.
06:40 GMT

The authority enjoys autonomous legal status, and exercises its functions and powers without any interference from other bodies of DIFC.

Fully 60 per cent of trading on the Dubai market went to the property giant
06:24 GMT

Arabtec bounced back from days of losses with trading so intense that a market expert said it restricted trading in other Dubai shares.

May 27, 2014

Passenger traffic through Dubai’s main airport, one of the world’s busiest, rose 13.7 per cent from a year earlier to 6.16 million people in April, the airport operator said on Tuesday.
22:39 GMT

During the first four months of 2014, traffic at Dubai International Airport climbed 11.9 per cent to 24.52 million passengers.

David Haigh, who until March was deputy chief executive of Dubai-based GFH Capital, a unit of Bahrain’s Gulf Finance House, has been referred to Dubai’s public prosecutor for trial.
22:26 GMT

A former managing director of English Championship club Leeds United has been arrested in Dubai on charges of embezzling Dhs23.7 million ($6.45 million)

The Instagram pic The Kings of Leon posted to announce their arrival in Dubai! (Image: Instagram)
13:26 GMT

The Kings of Leon are back in Dubai for a triumphant performance at the Atlantis Hotel.

Ahlam and Abdo performing at the Qatari wedding ceremony. (Image: Facebook)
11:08 GMT

Mohammad Abdo and Ahlam entertained guests with their greatest hits at a Royal wedding ceremony in Qatar this week.

A still from Hussain's video featuring an Egyptian kid with a sign that reads "Egypt." (Image: YouTube still)
08:44 GMT

Hussain Al Jasmi has done a Pharrell with his latest Happy-like music video.

A sewage plant is also being constructed, also part of infrastructural development in the UAE, and the first phase of the plant has already been completed, said Al Nuaimi.
03:55 GMT

Ajman is allocating 40 per cent of its 2014 budget to increase work on new development, economic and social projects, that aim to boost tourism in the emirate.

The agreement was signed by Saif Mohammad Al Suwaidi, Director General of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority, during his visit to the Caribbean island country.
03:55 GMT

Agreement stipulates that all national carriers of both parties will have right to perform scheduled air services between the countries.

May 26, 2014

What do Ahlam and Um Kulthum have in common? Everything according to the UAE singer! (Image: Albawaba edit)
05:00 GMT

What do Ahlam and Um Kulthum have in common? Everything according to the UAE singer!