March 6, 2014
Abu Dhabi is aiming to become a "global aerospace hub that provides an end product to plane manufacturers," according to manufacturing executives based in the UAE.
The strategy for transforming Dubai into a smart city was rolled out yesterday in the presence of Shaikh Mohammad and Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
A UAE move will boost India’s ambitious project of establishing 5.03 million metric tonnes (MMT) strategic crude oil storages.
Myriam Fares talks about her debut on the Dubai stage in the international musical production Peter Pan: The Never Ending Story.
March 5, 2014
The list of the top ten highest salaries in the UAE reveals that they are not as high as they once were
When it comes to salaries: the Expo 2020 effect in Dubai “hasn’t yet kicked in” added Clayton.
Malaysia is aiming to increase medical tourism from the UAE between 15-20 percent in 2014.
Saudi tourists are becoming a game-changer in Dubai's tourism sector.
Qatar expressed "regret" and "surprise" at the news that Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain withdrawing their Gulf Cooperation Council envoys from Doha on Wednesday. According to inside sources, Qatar's stance on Syria and Egypt has caused a "rift" in the GCC.
UAE-based Bee'ah introduced the region's first solar-powered water surface cleaning boats in Sharjah.
Hotels in Dubai attracted over 11 million guests in 2013, representing a 10.6 per cent increase (or more than one million guests) over 2012.
Around 57,000 educators need to be hired in the UAE by 2015 to fill the current manpower gap in the education sector.
The developer, which gave away yachts and sports cars to buyers of its luxury properties during the downturn, said it booked sales worth $2.5 billion in 2013, compared with only $661 million the previous year.
March 4, 2014
Abu Dhabi's Department of Transportation has begun work on its nearly $9 billion adaptive traffic control central system.
Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) will take up a number of top projects in 2014, including the Dh2 billion ($544 million) water canal project, which will link the Business Bay in Dubai with the Arabian Gulf.
March 3, 2014
Flydubai's 2013 net profit increased 47 per cent in comparison to its 2012 figures
Dubai stocks have edged even lower this week after "four-day rally" of investor profits. So what is the reason for the downturn?!
Around 277,000 guests checked into Abu Dhabi’s 149 hotels and hotel apartments in January this year, marking a 36 per cent increase on January 2013.
Hong Kong is the world’s most expensive city for companies to locate employees, significantly ahead of London and New York, which have been vying for second place over the past two years.
March 2, 2014
By 2020, it is estimated that 6.5 billion people worldwide will use mobile networks for data communications and that 100 billion additional “things” — such as vehicles, metres, medical devices, and home appliances — will also be connected via mobile networks.
A "very zen" Jen has a surprise up her sleeve: JLo gives the lowdown on how she'll "Live it Up" in UAE
Jennifer Lopez is beginning a fresh, new project that will debut at none other than her Dubai World Cup concert later this month.
State-owned Emirates airline told the media this week that it is under "no instructions" to list on the stock market, despite recent reports suggesting that Dubai is planning to sell off part of the airline.
Celebrating AD's Symbolic Birthplace: Thousands attend Qasr Al Hosn Festival in its 10-day run this year
Annual cultural festival attracted tens of thousands of visitors during 10 days of heritage-themed public programme and an international performance.
Rents in Abu Dhabi’s prime residential areas increased by nearly 17 per cent during 2013 and there are projections for further hikes this year.
March 1, 2014
He's turned roles in major productions past, but now he's on his way to international stardom in the upcoming film "A to B".
February 28, 2014
Bumluck for the charity auction guest who paid to meet the starlet caught in the SodaStream scandal. After her Oxfam ambassador resignation, the bidder will no longer get the chance to walk the red carpet and hang with the Scarlett Johansson at the Captain America 2 premiere after party.
The High Table dinner starts with a warm Arabian welcome and exclusive reception on the lower helipad deck.
February 27, 2014
On Wednesday, Arabtec said: “The company denies that it will acquire Kharafi National.”
The Dubai International Boat Show is set to launch this weekend with over 750 companies registered to participate.
Dubai Airport's Freezone Authority saw a 42 percent increase in its revenues last year.
As the Peter Pan: The Never Ending Story Arena World Tour gets closer to showtime, the show’s cast members are doing some good for Dubai’s children before heading off to their next tour destination.
UAE clothing imports were worth $960 million in 2013, and the Emirates is forecasted to lead the industry in the upcoming years.
General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, on Wednesday witnessed the signing ceremony of a number of agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs).
Bank lending in the UAE grew 7.1 per cent year on year in 2013, according to the latest data from the UAE Central Bank.
Zoom over to the Abu Dhabi Corniche on Friday, February 28 to see pop princess Nancy Ajram and folk musician Ramy Ayach rev their musical engines for a performance that will lift us to cloud nine.
The show has attracted more international and local exhibitors’ participation than ever before with over 170 companies showcasing latest innovations and development in the aviation sector.
February 26, 2014
Get your shopping list ready and your notebook open for two celebrity signatures at the World Trade Center Mall tomorrow, February 27. Maya Diab and Ragheb Alama will be all yours at 6:30pm.
Dubai International Airport reported a monthly record of 6.4 million passengers in January.
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.
In a daytime drama first, the long-running US hit TV soap “The Bold & the Beautiful” is coming to the UAE.
February 25, 2014
The government of Abu Dhabi created IPIC to leverage the energy expertise embedded in the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, or ADIA, the largest sovereign wealth fund in the Middle East and Adnoc,
Dubai is stepping up its green campaign with new developments underway to build more eco-friendly communities in the UAE.
The UK singer-songwriter and "R U Crazy" hitmaker is making his way to the UAE for the second time in one month.
Pakistan’s food exports to the UAE have huge potential to jump three-fold to $1.2 billion compared to $400 million in 2013.
Around 2,780 new branded hotel rooms, all within the four- and five-star segment, were added to Dubai’s hotel supply in 2013.
Morocco is diversifying its export market in a bid to develop trade with Gulf Arab countries and also reduce its reliance on Europe.
Nearly a third of employees in the UAE can expect a housing allowance increase of more than nine per cent this year, new research showed.
February 24, 2014
With the rapid spread of social media, the power of communication is in the hands of the people, not governments.
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.
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
The Rolling Stones made their Abu Dhabi debut on Friday, and it was a concert to remember.
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.
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.