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March 23, 2017

Costing QR6.5 billion, Doha Festival City is set to be among the largest malls in the GCC when it opens in April. (Shutterstock)
16:40 GMT
Qatar over the years has not only become a tourist destination but also a shopping haven.
The Islamic, or halal, food industry is valued at about $2 trillion a year. (File photo)
16:06 GMT
Oman has several advantages in attracting investment in Sharia-compliant industries, including halal food.
Saudi Arabia's beef imports from Brazil were 28,676 tonnes in the period from February 2016 through January 2017. (Shutterstock)
15:48 GMT
Saudi Arabia has halted chicken and beef imports from four Brazilian companies for safety measures.
You will now be able to book a table or squeeze in a trim at a local barber with simple clicks on the Instagram app.
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14:39 GMT
Instagram is reportedly looking to do more for advertisers.
There are certain neighborhoods in Dubai in which you can rent out apartments without having to burn a hole in your pocket. (Shutterstock)
14:17 GMT
Your house rent in Dubai doesn't have to be the straw that breaks the camel's back.
Along with drivers, now even passengers will face fines for failing to wear seat belts. (Shutterstock)
13:58 GMT
The UAE government this week introduced new amendments to federal traffic laws, in a bid to make the country's roads safer.

March 16, 2017

Government employees and public and private school teachers have routinely protested for increased benefits and full employment. (File photo)
15:00 GMT
The Lebanese Parliament has resumed salary scale discussions, with lawmakers expected to endorse the new salary hike for civil servants and public and private teachers.
Low prices of soft drinks and junk food have been blamed for rising rates of diabetes and obesity across the Gulf region.  (Shutterstock/Dmitrydesign)
14:00 GMT
Alongside a VAT of 5 percent from 2018, the UAE will be introducing taxes on items deemed to be harmful to health such as tobacco, energy drinks and soft drinks.
The agreements between Saudi Arabia and China will cover a variety of issues, ranging from energy to space technology. (AFP/Lintao Zhang)
12:53 GMT
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman oversaw the signing of deals worth potentially $65bn as he began a visit to Beijing on Thursday.
Governments in the Middle East are committed to energy reforms and have implemented energy reducing tactics. (Shutterstock)
12:00 GMT
Greenfield activities continue to dominate power and utility transactions in the region, attracting $8.7 billion of investment last year.
The convict was initially arrested by Dubai Police in August last year for sharing a Facebook post against his former employer Malabar Gold and Diamonds. (File photo)
11:43 GMT
An Indian man accused of defaming a jewelry group in Dubai on social media has been slapped a fine of $68,000 (Dh250,000) and deportation.
The new rules will allow schools to operate in their existing premises if they follow all safety and security procedures and have a plan to renovate and develop the rented buildings.  (File photo)
11:00 GMT
Saudi's Ministry of Education had issued new rules requiring private schools to move to buildings more suitable for education within two academic years, threatening the closure of many schools.
The ministry of labor wants to train 50 percent of Saudis working in the non-profit sector by 2020. (Shutterstock)
10:21 GMT
Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Labor said it plans to professionalize the main occupations in the non-profit sector and add 60,000 job opportunities.
US and Saudi officials intend to consult on additional steps to deepen commercial ties and promote investment, and to expand cooperation in the energy sector. (AFP/Nicholas Kamm)
07:00 GMT
Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman has met with the US President and announced the development of a new Saudi-US investment program.
Saudi banks are more profitable than most of their GCC peers. (File photo)
06:00 GMT
According to a new report, Saudi banks are more profitable than most of their GCC peers.
Be open with your significant other about your full financial picture. (Shutterstock)
05:27 GMT
Both people in a relationship should understand how their financial habits impact — positively or negatively—the life they are building together.
A recent study conducted by Google highlighted that the UAE ranked number one in global smartphone penetration at 73.8 percent. (Shutterstock)
05:18 GMT
Consumer demand and expectations have unveiled trends that smartphone manufacturers are taking into strong consideration when developing the latest innovative products.
The UAE will join the club of nearly 150 nations by implementing a 5 percent VAT in the country from January 1, 2018. (File photo)
05:00 GMT
Experts expect a 5 percent VAT to be added to utility bills in the UAE starting from January 1, 2018.