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A still of Neeson as Mills in "Taken." (Image: Businessinsider.com)
06:00 GMT
Oh my Dubai! Liam Neeson will be attending the "Taken 3" premiere in the UAE this January!
Who said Santa had a bunch of reindeer? Santa (or Santas more like it!) ride proud Arabian pedigree horses in the Middle East - it´s too hot for reindeer of course! Yalla, giddy up!!
04:13 GMT
Arab Santas unite! Here's our top picks from the MENA region. Welcome to Christmas in Arabia!
Over the last 12 months, investor and developer sentiment about Dubai’s property market has swung from extreme exuberance to one displaying a more measured outlook.
03:55 GMT
When it comes Dubai’s property market, euphoria may not necessarily be a good thing.

December 24, 2014

Authority will soon replace power meters in all residential, commercial and industrial buildings in Sharjah
05:14 GMT
The power consumption reading meters in Sharjah will soon be replaced by smart meters to ensure that accurate readings are recorded.
The rate of rental growth in the UAE emirate is slowing with no change recorded in prime rents in the three months to the  end of September
04:40 GMT
Dubai held the global top spot for rental growth for the second consecutive quarter to September, recording a 12.4 per cent increase year-on-year, a report said. There is a marked third quarter slow-down.

December 23, 2014

The new Etihad A380
14:04 GMT
The maiden flight of Etihad Airways' long-awaited Airbus A380 superjumbo will take place next week, the Abu Dhabi carrier said Thursday, also announcing its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner route.
Model/ actress Helen Flanagan. (Image: Twitter)
10:23 GMT
The news is still steaming fresh that the former Coronation Street star has a bun in the oven, and now we've got the pics to prove it!
Nakheel the developer of the project
09:59 GMT
Almost a third of shop space at Nakheel’s new Circle Mall at Jumeirah Village in Dubai has been booked in less than two weeks after its launch, its developer Nakheel confirmed on Monday.
Tina Arena taking the stage. (Image: Facebook)
09:29 GMT
Australia's beloved singer-songwriter and actress will be the main event at Clé Dubai's Australia Day gala on January 22.
FREG turns up the heat on grey transactions
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UAE’s Foreign Exchange and Remittance Group (FERG) has turned up the heat on money laundering and frauds at its recent anti money laundering (AML) and combating terrorist financing (CTF) conference in Dubai.
Dubai Financial Market
06:55 GMT
The Dubai index extended gains for a third session on Monday as investors raised bullish bets triggered by recovering crude oil. The Abu Dhabi index, however, ended lower.

December 22, 2014

With around one third of GDP coming from oil until the recent price collapse, the non-oil sector in the UAE is just not growing fast enough to prevent a recession in 2015 (File Archive/ AFP).
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The recent oil price collapse may bring on a recession for the UAE in 2015.
Can you feel the love generation? Bob Sinclair can. (Image: Facebook)
10:18 GMT
Bob Sinclair will bring the party to Parcha Ibiza and bust out the beats for "Love Generation" and "World, Hold On" on December 26.
Cavalli Club knows how to bring the party in Dubai! (Image: Facebook)
10:05 GMT
Robert Cavalli himself will be hosting at Cavalli Club this NYE. It's gonna be epic.

December 21, 2014

Yas Marina Circuit
22:52 GMT
The 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was the most successful to date with the largest ever capacity at 60,000 people, marking an increase of 5,000 tickets over the 2013 edition, said event organisers.
The big threat to the market is that lower oil revenues in the Gulf could slash the amount of money available to buy Dubai property
17:47 GMT
The plunge in oil prices may take more of the froth off Dubai's booming real estate market, but broad-based demand for property is likely to prevent any crash, said a report.
Natalia Bajak is ready bring her Polish self over to the UAE. (Image: Facebook/ Marta Ankiersztejn)
07:42 GMT
She's got "The Voice" that Poland loves - will peeps in Dubai agree?

December 19, 2014

The Dreamliner has been delayed by “one to two weeks” due to “certification issues,” Hogan said.
13:45 GMT
Etihad Airways is not interested in ordering any more Airbus A380s, while the launch of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner into service has been delayed.

December 18, 2014

Kelsey Grammer gave his two cents while in the UAE for the Dubai International Film Festival. (Image: Facebook)
14:04 GMT
Kelsey Grammer's "Breaking the Bank" brought him Dubai, and we took full advantage.
Watch out, Ahlam ain't happy. (Image: Twitter)
12:31 GMT
We wouldn't want to be in the room if Ahlam were able to confront whomever posted the caricature of her head on a cow's body with the sign “I’m the cow Ahlam”.

December 17, 2014

Like a brilliant ray of sunshine, Hollywood actress and IWC jury member Emily Blunt busted into the opening session with a bright yellow two-piece design that lit up the night. (AFP/Marwan Naamani)
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Check out the ravishing red carpet looks from the 11th Dubai International Film Festival that got the Al Bawaba seal of approval.
‘I’ve always said the realistic price for out-of-ground: $70. Should never, ever have been above that.
18:11 GMT
The airline industry is set to reap the benefits of lower oil prices, which could fall to as low as $30-a-barrel.
Globally, the most trending search topics were about Robin Williams, World Cup, Ebola, Malaysian Airlines and ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
17:57 GMT
The most searched queries in Google in the UAE were World Cup 2014, iPhone 6 and Malaysian Airlines.
Dubai’s real estate scene has also seen a number of new property launches over the year.
15:17 GMT
Dubai’s residential rents have stabilised in the second half of 2014, growing seven per cent year-on-year in 2014.
Andy Murray
12:59 GMT
Andy Murray will line up at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship here next month with plans to get his year off to a perfect start with a victory.
David Guetta is ready to bring the party to Dubai! (Image: Facebook)
08:31 GMT
Absolut Base Camp at Live at Atlantis will feature DJ David Guetta as the painting team transforms attendees with UV facial art.

December 16, 2014

Dana warned the KRG could face sanctions if the autonomous region failed to pay the money to its consortium,
15:29 GMT
Kurdistan’s Regional Government (KRG) has failed to pay $100 million to a Dana Gas consortium as instructed by a London arbitration court
Eva Longoria being introduced at Dubai International Film Festival by Mohamed Al Ansari. (Image: Facebook)
12:44 GMT
Visiting the UAE this week for the Dubai International Film Festival, Eva Longoria has revealed that she can relate to the struggle faced by the Arabs, and here's why...
A snapshot of the video Mariam posted on her Instagram account. (Image: Instagram)
12:15 GMT
"Emirati" actress Mariam Hussein has posted an Instagram video which reveals her REAL ethnicity! Where in the world is she from?
Tiger Woods
11:51 GMT
Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods would design the new 18-hole championship golf course in Dubai to be built by luxury real estate developers, DAMAC Properties and operated by The Trump Organization.
Hussain sang his smash hit single "Good News" on the Arab Idol finale on Saturday night. (Image: Facebook)
11:00 GMT
Is Hussain al Jasmi really denying the huge favor Amro Mustafa did him by composing the "song of his career"?
Dubai ON Demand is ready to tackle online entertainment. (Image: Facebook)
09:37 GMT
Moving their entertainment to YouTube in 2015 might be the smartest things Dubai ON Demand has ever done.

December 15, 2014

Eva looked fabulous in pink in Dubai this week. (Image: Daily Mail)
08:29 GMT
Hollywood beauty Eva Longoria looked red carpet-ready as she attended the Dubai International Film Festival press conference on Sunday.
Eva and Dubai Cares CEO Tariq Al Gurg during a Dubai International Film Festival Press conference at Madinat Jumeirah on Sunday. (Image: Dhes Handumon)
07:56 GMT
Desperate Housewives starlet Eva Longoria was in Dubai for the The Global Gift Gala fundraiser; she's just too good to be true!
Dubai’s stock market was the world’s best performing this year until it was caught up in a regional sell off amid tumbling oil prices.
03:16 GMT
The Dubai index wiped off gains registered in 2014, since it fell another 7 per cent for a second straight session.

December 14, 2014

Disneyland and Al-Waleed Bin Talal: This Saudi prince has a soft spot for Disney princesses! The philanthropist came to the rescue for the struggling Paris offshoot of the original, California-based Disneyland with a $1 billion euro bailout. He owns ten percent of Euro Disney SCA, which operates Disneyland Paris.
21:33 GMT
Global brands that you never knew were owned or part-owned by Arabs!
Ahlam will bring her fabulous self to the Dubai Shopping Festival along with a slew of A-list artists. (Image: Facebook)
14:20 GMT
The region's hottest stars will warm up the January cold of the Dubai Shopping Festival Celebration Nights.
Franck Ribery
13:37 GMT
The ex-France international says he is settled in Bavaria and feels happily married to the club, but nonetheless admitted that he is open to a new experience elsewhere
 "The Theory of Everything" screened at the Dubai International Film Festival last week. (Focus Features)
10:18 GMT
"The Theory of Everything," a film based on Stephen Hawking and his wife's life, made it to the big screen at the Dubai International Film Festival.
A still from "The Sleeping Tree." (Image: Broadcast Pro Middle East)
09:03 GMT
Looking out for local interests too, the Dubai International Film Festival that's currently underway has included 17 films in its Enjaaz program.

December 12, 2014

Strong economic growth across the region has also led to an increase in demand for human resources professionals
20:06 GMT
Average salaries in the UAE for professional roles rose by just two per cent over the last 12 months.
Wasl Asset Management plans to open four three-star hotels in the emirate next year.
19:56 GMT
A company owned by Dubai’s government plans to open four hotels in the emirate next year to expand the supply of mid-priced rooms in a market dominated by luxury accommodation.

December 11, 2014

UAE singer Ahlam is over the moon as she welcomes Emirati singer Hussain al Jasmi to the Arab Idol stage this Saturday. (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:04 GMT
UAE singer Ahlam is over the moon as she welcomes Emirati singer Hussain al Jasmi to the Arab Idol stage this Saturday.