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May 26, 2016

Etihad has embarked on a strategy of buying up stakes in airlines from Australia to Italy in bid to grow its network. (File photo)
07:00 GMT
Etihad Airways and minority-owned airlines Air Berlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles and Alitalia will use the funds for capital expenditure, fleet investment and refinancing the individual carriers.
Earlier this week, Reuters reported that the bank had cut 15 per cent of its workforce of 70 employees. (File photo)
05:00 GMT
The investment bank released a statement to insist that the slashed jobs do not have a significant impact on the firm's performance and balance sheet.

May 25, 2016

A large chunk of the upcoming 2016 movie was filmed in futuristic Dubai. (YouTube)
12:50 GMT
Watch Dubai's famous landmarks in the new Star Trek Beyond trailer.
Financial experts agree that an emergency fund is not just a nice extra, it can be a lifeline. (Shutterstock)
12:26 GMT
Even if your financial situation is good, at some point in time, we will all face an unexpected expense.
The rapper shot his new video, dedicated to his fans, in Dubai. (YouTube)
10:58 GMT
The rapper shot his new video, dedicated to his fans, in Dubai.
Presenter Nicole Tannoury appears on the list of employees reportedly axed by Al Arabiya. (YouTube)
10:17 GMT
Saudi Akhbaar24 reports that Al Arabiya has slashed jobs including those of Lebanese presenter Gisele Habib, veteran journalist Nasser al-Sarami, and presenter Nicole Tannoury.
The Marasi Business Bay is a 12km waterfront scheme comprising shops, restaurants, a 1,250-berth marina and a park. (Marasi Business Bay)
08:00 GMT
Dubai Holding has unveiled its seven-year plans for Marasi Business Bay, a new marina development along the Dubai Water Canal.
Allegations about the UAE’s suitability to chair KP from the CSC were “strongly refuted and rejected” by the UAE.   (Shutterstock)
06:00 GMT
The UAE hosts its first meeting as chair of the 'blood diamond' regulatory group, despite doubts over its suitability to chair were raised by representatives from the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition.

May 24, 2016

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Zayed Sports City upbeat about hosting event and working with continental body
Talk show host gives away round trip to her entire studio audience in promotional campaign. (
11:45 GMT
The famous talk show host treated her audience to round trip tickets with the luxurious airline.
A 3D-printer measuring 20 feet high, 120 feet long and 40 feet wide was used to print the building. (Khaleej Times)
10:15 GMT
The unique building on the Emirates Towers premises will house the temporary office of the Dubai Future Foundation.
Rony Al Masri is the Director of Human Resources at Radisson Blu Dubai, Media City. (Bayt)
10:00 GMT
Rony Al Masri has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from the American University of Technology, Lebanon and has a decade of experience in HR.
Earlier this month Shuaa Capital announced a first-quarter net loss of Dhs 27.5 million. (Shuaa)
08:05 GMT
The UAE's banking industry takes another hit as the Dubai-based investment bank plans to slash jobs in the battle stem losses due to low oil prices.

May 23, 2016

Olympique de Marseille team
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Speculation in the French press had centred on the government-owned holding company
The Dubai Talk show promises to deliver just as much bang for your buck as its American rivals. (YouTube)
11:17 GMT
'The Dubai Talk Show with Loubo Siois' lacks same lustre of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

May 22, 2016

MK is all set to release his debut album with either T-Series or Sony featuring five or six tuneful solo numbers this Eid Al Fitr. (YouTube)
12:57 GMT
MK is all set to release his debut album with either T-Series or Sony featuring five or six tuneful solo numbers this Eid Al Fitr.
Saudi's retail sector has been experiencing the same crunch as in other Gulf markets, brought on by the steep dive in oil prices and the fallout this had on consumer spending habits. (Damas)
11:49 GMT
Despite a slowdown in sales, Damas is targeting ultra-wealthy shoppers with plans to open another 20 shops for a total of 40 by the end of the year.
Sheikh Mohammad and Tim Cook met in 2014 during the CEO’s first visit to the UAE. (Dubai Media Office)
08:32 GMT
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced plans for more stores in the UAE during a surprise visit to the Dubai Apple store.

May 21, 2016

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21:15 GMT
The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) has conducted a study to explore the sports preferences of female Emirati youth....

May 19, 2016

Adjustments to the regulation last month made obtaining a holiday home licence easier for property owners and allowed renters to apply for short-term permits to host guests with the agreement of their landlord. (File photo)
10:00 GMT
The online rental site has signed an MoU with Dubai Tourism to support new holiday home regulations in the emirate.
Gigi is reportedly taking time off to join Zayn on tour. (
07:55 GMT
Zayn Malik announces first solo show at Dubai’s Autism Rocks Arena.

May 18, 2016

The bank will offer financial, investment and advisory services to the Palestinian diaspora living in the Gulf region and beyond. (Bank of Palestine)
10:04 GMT
Bank of Palestine has opened its first overseas office at the Dubai International Financial Centre
Emirates employed 4100 pilots as of November and will need to hire as many as 500 new pilots this fiscal year. (File photo)
09:15 GMT
The Emirates Group, which includes airport and travel services company dnata, is on a massive recruitment drive to power its expansion plans.
The technical delegation also reviewed the progress of the Amman development corridor project that cost Dh319 million and is set for completion in 2016. (File photo)
09:04 GMT
A delegation from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development are reviewing nearly $1.2B worth of projects in Jordan including the Amman development corridor, and renewable energy projects.

May 17, 2016

British banks and the Bank of England are busy preparing contingency plans should Britain leave the EU after the June 23 vote. (Shutterstock)
13:31 GMT
If you have UK assets, there are a number of things you can do if the UK votes to leave the EU on June 23.
With more stores open and demand weak, average sales per outlet are lower than in 2009. (File photo)
10:48 GMT
High-end retailers are expecting to hit a seven-year low in sales as fewer tourists and reduced spending power cast a shadow on the market.

May 16, 2016

Raneem Al Welily
15:24 GMT
The top eight male and female squash players will arrive in Dubai next week ahead of the season-ending Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Series Finals, which will be held at Burj Park in Dubai Downtown from May 24 to 28.
An aerial view of Mukalla, Yemen. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
Al-Qaeda in Yemen threatened retaliation against the UAE for their participation in a military operation that pushed the militant group out of Mukalla.
ADNOC is reported to be cutting some 5,000 jobs by the end of this year with 2,000 already carried out.  (ADNOC Groups)
10:00 GMT
With staff numbers doubling over the last ten years to 50,000, the slashing of 5,000 jobs at Abu Dhabi's state-owned oil company is a necessary measure.
The Department of Economic Development is committed to preserving the Arabic language and its position in the society. (Shutterstock)
09:43 GMT
All commercial establishments have to use Arabic while issuing invoices, receipts, menus, price tags and in call centers by 2017.
Carina Reid even pretended she was so poor that she had to get free food from a mosque. (
07:48 GMT
Carina Reid even pretended she was so poor that she had to get free food from a mosque.

May 15, 2016

A UAE military aircraft has crashed during a training flight, killing the pilot and instructor. (File photo)
13:00 GMT
It is not yet known what type of aircraft was involved or the location of the crash.
The American company has launched a product designed to fit up to $250,000 into your wallet. (Euronews)
12:32 GMT
Vult has a solution for that tricky problem of carrying $250,000 in your pocket.
Hilton Al Hamra Beach and Golf Resort, Ras al Khaimah. (Hilton)
11:30 GMT
The oft-overlooked emirates of Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah are in a major drive to woo more visitors with new projects in the pipeline.

The project is already more than half-completed, with the first turbine monopile installed in early April, and construction of the wind farm’s 1,000-tonne offshore substation underway. (Shutterstock)
07:00 GMT
The Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm is under construction off the east coast of England and is being co-developed by Masdar, Statoil and Statkraft.