December 11, 2013
With its new property regulation laws, Dubai's government might be sticking its nose in your holidays
With the expo 2020 lined up, there is not such option as "going cheap" with accommodation when making a trip to Dubai.
UAE telecoms operators have dropped BlackBerry’s new social media service, BBM Channels, just two weeks after it was launched.
Marriott International is planning to operate 10,000 rooms in Dubai, four times its current number, in time for Expo 2020.
The company also plans to invest in other fashion retail businesses and is hoping to create employment opportunities for around 1800 to 2000 people.
It was last year that the first realty fund was launched and generated 35 per cent to investors when it was liquidated at the end of 2012.
Arab Idol judge and kids' fave Nancy Ajram and Arabs Got Talent’s Ali Jaber will judge the finals of KidsTalent in Abu Dhabi.
From Dubai with Love: James Bond's Aston Martin to be auctioned off Wednesday to raise money for Syrian refugees
Watch out Dubai! James Bond...or rather his coveted customized Ashton Martin Vanquish car, will be the main feature of a Dubai charity auction that has been planned to raise money for Syrian refugees
The Pacific Alliance, a new Latin American economic bloc that accounts for 26 per cent of Dubai’s overall trade with the region, made its Gulf debut with an official launch in Dubai on Tuesday.
If you're looking for relationships advice, Ahlam isn't the first person who'd come to mind for some. Nonetheless, she's been dishing out love tips on Twitter!
December 10, 2013
The UAE will add 29.2 million passengers at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.6 per cent in the next five years,
Just months before the Rolling Stones Abu Dhabi gig, Sir Mick Jagger shares just how dangerous performing on stage can be.
Singing sensation Susan Boyle has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome and cancelled her first UAE gig in one week!
Students in UAE schools are much happier than their counterparts in the UK and USA, according to the results of a new global study.
The new capacity will help meet Dubai’s own target of generating half the additional power needed to run the Expo from renewable resources
December 9, 2013
Mixing work and pleasure, Egyptian singer made his way to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi to film two music videos. How fun is that?!
Dubai’s non-oil foreign crossed the Dh1 trillion (USD $272 billion) threshold during the first nine months in 2013
Noura Al No’man’s goal to expand the science fiction genre in Arabic literature has seen her first novel Ajwan be one of five books to compete for the Best Young Adult Book Etisalat Award.
Over 360 exhibitors from more than 30 countries showcased their exclusive jewellery collections, precious gemstones and cutting-edge designs at the Middle East’s most prestigious and influential jewellery event of its kind.
Electronics giant Samsung has announced the UAE launch of the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, a tablet designed specifically for children.
December 8, 2013
Hollywood comes to Dubai. American stars Cate Blanchett and Martin Sheen attend the opening ceremony of this year's DIFF amidst a strong selection of Arabic-language feature films.
Amidst a celebrity-studded event, "Dolphins" filmmaker Waleed Al Shehhi makes it big at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).
Abu Dhabi and Dubai are in the process of expanding their ports in efforts to cater to more cruise tourism.
Abu Dhabi General Services “Musanada” has signed two contracts for the implementation of the Abu Dhabi-Dubai Road Project.
Yeah, baby yeah! Vanilla Ice is going to rock your world on New Year's Eve in Dubai. Buy your tickets now, before it's too late!
December 5, 2013
Emiratisation quotas won’t help boost the number of Emiratis in the labour market, a leading Oxford-based professor has warned.
Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Fund for Enterprise development has signed an agreement to provide $200 million to Egypt’s Social Fund for Development (SFD) to support the development of small enterprises.
A senior official from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) told reporters Thursday that electricity and water consumption in the country's largest city is expected to increase by 20% as the Emirate begins to prepare for the 2020 World Expo.
You can finally purchase your ticket to watch the thrilling Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil in Dubai.
UAE Ministry of Economy Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri called on delegations at the World Trade Organization meeting Thursday to deliver a balanced deal that "servers the interests of developed, developing and least developed countries alike."
Just how much money are Middle Eastern small businesses leaving on the table?
December 4, 2013
Framed by the three-pronged credo fostering sustainability, mobility, and opportunity, Dubai had clearly placed green principles firmly at the heart of its bid to host the World Expo 2020.
Damac Real Estate Development on Tuesday raised $348 million from its London share offer by pricing its global depository receipts, or GDRs, at $12.25 each.
Have you got the moves like Jagger? The original Mick Jagger has and he's taking his groovy moves to the UAE for a one-off performance with the Rolling Stones.
Real estate buyers in Dubai can now bid for properties online.
As the region readies for the Dubai International Film Festival in a few days, the head of the IWC Filmmakers Award jury, Cate Blanchett, shares how losing her father at a young age has caused her to fear losing her partner before his 40th birthday.
But amid investors’ fears of another property ‘bubble’ in the emirate ahead of the Expo 2020 exhibition, experts point to other cities in the region that have potentially lucrative, underexposed housing markets.
The landmark flight, crossing the Russian Federation, the North Pole and Eastern Canada, has a published duration of 16 hours 20 minutes, more than enough time to delve into over 400 hours of in-flight Hollywood movies.
December 3, 2013
More than 2.2 million people checked into Abu Dhabi's 148 hotels during the first 10 months of 2013, representing a record breaking 26 percent increase in hotel occupancy in UAE's second largest city.
The annual Economic Freedom of the Arab World report published by the Fraser Institute has ranked Arab nations in terms of economic freedom.
With the cast in a state of shock and grief, the Emirate shoot of Fast & Furious 7 is likely to be delayed.
The debts remain from the borrowing binge by government controlled and owned companies in the 2003-8 boom, with around $13 billion added in the past year, according to Barclays Bank. Still the question remains: how does Dubai intend to pay for the $43 billion in infrastructure spending expected over the next seven years?
December 2, 2013
For the fifth year in a row, Etihad Airways received the titles of "World's Leading Airline," "World's Leading First Class," and "World's Leading Airline Crew," at this year's World Travel Awards.
Driven by two primary factors, it's Abu Dhabi that is growing faster than you can say "Burj Khalifa."
Much can be gleaned from Milan, host city of the World Expo in 2015 from May 1 to October 31, with regards to the event buildup process itself.
December 1, 2013
The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) announced Sunday that it will give the the Islamic Republic of Mauritania a loan worth $29.9 million for infrastructural development in the African country.
A recent report released by a Canadian public policy think tank suggests that Bahrain, Jordan and the UAE have the highest levels of economic freedom in the region.
November 28, 2013
Dubai' recent bid win to host the 2020 World Expo has the potential to give Arab youth a brighter future by transforming the Middle East into a global hub of innovation.
A 15-second video showed the Crown Prince of Dubai sitting atop the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, and carrying the UAE flag in celebration of his country winning the World Expo 2020 bid.
UAE airline Etihad Airways will expand its flights between Abu Dhabi and Melbourne starting in December.
Leggy blonde Hollywood socialite Paris Hilton will be returning to Dubai next week to spin the decks at the Cavalli Club and promote her handbag range.
UAE announced Wednesday that it will participate in the World Trade Organization's December meeting in Bali.
Telecom operator Etisalat launched "Business MiFi" this week, which allows customers from large, small and medium sized enterprises to "enrich their clients with a connected drive experience on the move."
With Tuesday's announcement that the 2020 world expo will be held in Dubai, how will the emirate's economy transform over the upcoming years?