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April 27, 2017

The UAE team after arrival in the Bahamas. (Photos: FIFA)
12:19 GMT
A squad of ambitious Arab footballers, despite having completed a draining 12,500km journey from the UAE, are hoping to...
A customer looks at products displayed during the opening day of an Apple store at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai on October 29, 2015. (AFP/ File)
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Apple’s second store in Dubai is set to open to the public at the Dubai Mall today.
Uber has already partnered with helicopter manufacturers to develop the vehicles and with a Silicon Valley startup to create a reliable infrastructure for the flying taxis. (Uber)
12:08 GMT
Uber announced their plans for a fully-operational flying taxi service in Dubai.
Credit card misuse can cost you up to Dh2 million ($0.5 million) of fine in UAE. (Pixabay)
12:03 GMT
Credit card misuse can cost you a lot of money under UAE laws.
Chinese producers, which account for around half of global supply, have been blamed for a slump in global steel prices after flooding export markets. (File photo)
11:26 GMT
The investigation follows an anti-dumping law proposal from the UAE’s government advisory council in January.
Emirates chairman and CEO, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, said the airline will look elsewhere for new business. (File photo)
09:52 GMT
Emirates is considering some radical solutions in what it called a “challenging” time for the aviation industry.

April 26, 2017

Jeremy Cape (right) and Scott Hutton talk about the implications of the VAT on the GCC's construction and property sector. (YouTube)
12:37 GMT
Legal experts share their views on the implications of VAT for GCC businesses.
Just a gram (about half a teaspoon) of the fine dust found in AC vents can contain up to 1,000 dust mites. Yuk. (Pixabay)
12:31 GMT
Increased dust and humidity from poorly maintained air conditioning systems can lead to the development of many diseases.
The cost of living certainly is going to go up with the introduction of VAT in the GCC, so you have to get ready. (Pixabay)
11:56 GMT
GCC is launching a new VAT in 2018 and now is the time to ask for a pay raise.
11:20 GMT
The LaLiga Academy, the only scouting academy of its kind, announced yesterday the worldwide launch of its first ever football academy.
Star will be in Dubai for a charity event. (New York Post)
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Will be in Dubai for a charity event.
The new ban will take effect from May 15, 2017, as unacceptable levels of pesticides were found in food imports from five Arab countries. (AFP/ Omar Salem)
09:05 GMT
The ban covers certain produce from Egypt, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon and Yemen.

April 25, 2017

Pre-season tie one of the ways league looks to drive growth in the region
14:56 GMT
An NBA pre-season game could be staged in Dubai within two to three years as part of the US basketball league’s regional expansion, according to Ben Morel...
The UAE has one of the highest social media penetration rates in the world. (Pexels)
12:53 GMT
UAE professionals have an average of 211 connections making them the most connected globally, according to LinkedIn.
Some banks in the UAE are offering residents a chance to borrow money at less than 3 percent annual interest. (File photo)
12:43 GMT
Some UAE banks have slashed rates to stimulate borrowing.
What's not to love about him? (More Matter Jamie)
10:31 GMT
10 things we love about the British singer.

April 24, 2017

A recent report predicted that inpatient spending in the GCC would grow from $16.4 billion in 2015 to $28.9 billion in 2020. (Pixabay)
12:08 GMT
Here are five reasons why inpatient costs in GCC are out of control, and four ways to fix it.
The reported ban might have been put in place due to increasing levels of chemical pesticide residues in Jordan's agricultural products. (AFP/ Menahem Kahana)
11:22 GMT
News reports have indicated that the UAE took a decision to indefinitely ban the import of Jordanian vegetables.
We totes loved The Boss Baby. (DreamWorks Animation)
07:24 GMT
Check out these latest releases.
The French private equity firm will invest $1.75 billion to acquire a majority stake in an existing $2.5 billion Mubadala equity portfolio (AFP/ File)
06:00 GMT
UAE-based Mubadala has announced a $2.5 billion investment deal with a French private equity firm.

April 23, 2017

The event will take place at the open-air venue located in Dubai Design District. (Pinterest)
13:40 GMT
The event will take place at the open-air venue located in Dubai Design District.
Ahmed Mansoor (AFP/file)
11:36 GMT
The prominent Emirati human rights defender was arrested on March 20, but despite human rights groups calling for his release, western governments appear reluctant to intervene.
Not being a producer of oil, Ras Al Khaimah has focused on developing its industrial sector, particularly mining and exporting iron ore. (AFP/ Christian Sprogoe)
10:17 GMT
Foreign trade in Ras Al Khaimah grew by 11.8 per cent in 2016 compared to 2015, according to a new report.

April 22, 2017

Yousef Al-Abdulrazzaq (Photo: Perfect Fit Magazine)
20:31 GMT
The Kuwaiti jet-ski world champion, Yousef Al-Abdulrazzaq, won the UAE marathon 2017 that concluded in Dubai marina on Saturday.
Association president calls for more tournaments at junior level to ensure constant supply for national team
19:04 GMT
The President of the UAE Football Association (UAE FA) has renewed his call to focus on the grassroots to elevate the standard of football in the country.

April 20, 2017

The UAE is among the top nations in per capita waste generation in the world, and reportedly has some of the highest electricity and water consumption rates globally. (Pixabay)
13:54 GMT
The UAE is among the top nations in per capita waste generation in the world.
Edgardo Bauza among candidates
11:56 GMT
Edgardo Bauza, Ricardo Gareca and Reinaldo Rueda likely to be in the fray
City fans to watch FA Cup semis in numbers at Zayed Sports City. (Photo:
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City fans to watch FA Cup semis in numbers at Zayed Sports City.

April 19, 2017

Tyson will reveal more details at an international press conference at the Burj Khalifa, Dubai, on May 4. (AFP/Stan Honda)
12:50 GMT
Mike Tyson has announced that he has chosen Dubai for the official announcement of his new business venture.
Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi. (Aldar Properties)
12:06 GMT
Prices are expected to decline even further in 2017.
Smart TVs are great: They’ve got internet access, a multitude of fancy apps, can play games, and seamlessly stream media from pretty much any device you may have handy. (Pixabay)
11:29 GMT
There are ways you can make your regular TV just as great as the latest smart TVs out there.
Somalia has declared a state of emergency over severe drought and 2.9 million of its population face a food crisis that could lead to famine, according to the UN. (AFP)
10:19 GMT
The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation said it has completed the largest concrete dam construction project in Somalia.
Frenchman has won last three qualifying events and is favourite for Dubai
09:20 GMT
PSA World Series Finals defending champion Gregory Gaultier is on track to retain the year-ending title in Dubai this June after winning the last qualifying event in Al Gouna, Egypt, at the weekend.
Arabian Gulf League logo
08:58 GMT
Nominations for the Arabian Gulf League Awards were announced on Tuesday. Names have been selected based on statistics for the 2016/17 season.

April 18, 2017

The new owner, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corporation, will move 'The National' to its new headquarters in twoFour54 starting from July 1, 2017. (Facebook)
17:06 GMT
Abu Dhabi-based newspaper The National has cut several jobs as part of a restructuring.
Banks in UAE can now reject your loan requests if they decide that your credit score is too low. (Pixabay)
13:41 GMT
UAE residents can now obtain their credit scores by visiting the Credit Bureau’s centers in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
The introduction of a value-added tax in the GCC region may see inflation soar by as much as 1.4 per cent, but it is expected to generate $25 billion in annual tax revenue. (Pixabay)
12:36 GMT
Even if gold, silver, and platinum investments remain tax exempt, the introduction of VAT will still impact the commodities markets.
A Tesla charging station. (Pixabay)
11:52 GMT
The UAE has increased the number of Tesla charging locations to 25.
Prices at the new project will start from $122,500 (AED450,000), with eight different unit types available, including studios, and one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. (Aldar Properties)
11:42 GMT
Abu Dhabi-based developer Aldar Properties has announced the launch of an affordable residential project on Reem Island.
His concert launches a new hip-hop brand titled 1520. (HotNewHipHop)
08:19 GMT
His concert launches a new hip-hop brand titled 1520.

April 17, 2017

The new laws stipulate that driving licences issued for the first time shall be valid for two years, while the renewed licences are valid for 10 years for citizens and five years for expats. (AFP/Marwan Naamani)
11:26 GMT
The UAE has made amendments to its federal traffic laws. Here's what you need to know.
The mall's developer said it will open in 2020 instead of 2018. (Reem Mall)
10:42 GMT
The opening of a long-delayed $1 billion mall on Reem Island in Abu Dhabi has been pushed back to 2020.
Unhealthy food and beverage options in workplaces add up calories and pounds. (Pexels)
10:40 GMT
Is the vending machine in your office playing a role in making you eat unhealthy and adding some extra pounds? Probably yes.
Some $120 billion in funds were remitted from the Middle East region to different destinations around the world in 2015 alone, an increase of 9 percent from $110 billion in 2014. (File photo)
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There are some precautionary measures to follow when your money transfers are at stake.
The show's lovely host, Samantha! (Supplied)
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Host Samantha Hamadeh talks about the new fun show.
He's coming to town on April 27. (
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Coming to town on April 27.
The Bukhatir XI team which won the opening match of the One Stop Tourism 43rd Bukhatir Premier League at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium with Waleed Bukhatir and Khalaf Bukhatir. (Photo: SCC)
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The Bukhatir Premier League, which is the oldest cricket tournament in the UAE, commenced its 43rd edition with Bukhatir XI...
DP World entered into the agreement in 2005 on a build, operate and transfer basis to expand the Fujairah Container Terminal. (File photo)
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DP World said it has agreed with the Port of Fujairah to terminate the company’s concession agreement to operate the port.
Among Mubadala's key projects in Abu Dhabi is Paris-Sorbonne University, picture here. (File photo)
05:00 GMT
Mubadala has signed an agreement with Eshraq Properties to explore the possibility of setting up a new real estate company in Abu Dhabi.

April 16, 2017

Marcelo Bielsa
18:26 GMT
The UAE Football Association (UAE FA) will pick the next national team manager to succeed Mahdi Ali from a shortlist of four on Wednesday.
According to sources, the newly-merged bank is interviewing people for various roles in order to eliminate duplication. Those who do not qualify will be asked to leave. (Shutterstock)
15:09 GMT
Reuters has reported that Abu Dhabi's newly-merged bank First Abu Dhabi Bank has made up to 20 job cuts.
Two of Rotana's hotels in Abu Dhabi will open this year: Pearl Rotana with 315 luxurious rooms and suites, and Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas (pictured here). (Rotana)
13:00 GMT
Rotana plans to open four new properties in Abu Dhabi by 2020, two of which will open in 2017.
A 'paperless' Dubai is the city's latest move into its next phase in sustainable development. (Pexels)
12:17 GMT
Dubai will stop issuing paper transactions from 2021.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum together with his father Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum (left) visiting the "Virtual Future" exhibition in Dubai on 9 February 2014. (AFP/File)
11:43 GMT
The Crown Prince of Dubai has launched Smart Dubai 2021: the next step in the city's smart and sustainable development.
Jobs are being offered by airlines such as Emirates, flydubai, Etihad Airways and Air Arabia. (Pixabay)
10:55 GMT
Here is the list of current job opportunities at different airlines in UAE.
The clock is ticking but 69 percent of GCC businesses may still not be prepared for VAT introduction in January 2018. (Pixabay)
09:07 GMT
A report has revealed that the majority of GCC businesses are not yet ready to implement the new consumption tax.

April 15, 2017

The Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship logo
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The final day of the Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Festival, part of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship and held under the patronage...