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There are certain neighborhoods in Dubai in which you can rent out apartments without having to burn a hole in your pocket. (Shutterstock)
14:17 GMT
Your house rent in Dubai doesn't have to be the straw that breaks the camel's back.
Along with drivers, now even passengers will face fines for failing to wear seat belts. (Shutterstock)
13:58 GMT
The UAE government this week introduced new amendments to federal traffic laws, in a bid to make the country's roads safer.
The banned Middle East carriers include Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Saudi Airlines, and Turkish Airlines. (File photo)
10:14 GMT
While airlines are still trying to assess the extent of financial hit from the gadget ban on US and UK flights, experts are already estimating big losses.
The UAE has seen a 12 percent increase in tourists after it offered visas on arrival to visitors from China and Russia. (File photo)
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Dubai has reported a 12 percent year-on-year increase in visitors in January and February with over 3 million tourists recorded.
The Ghostbusters: Dimensions experience will take center stage in Dubai. (YouTube)
06:34 GMT
The Ghostbusters: Dimensions experience will take center stage in Dubai.
The cast and crew from Clacket Media’s new series with Maryam Al Mheiri. (BroadcastProME)
06:01 GMT
The show follows a group of young professionals from different Arab countries sharing a house in Abu Dhabi.
Syrian army troops near the war-torn ancient city of Palmyra. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The UAE announced that it would make a financial contribution of $15 million for the protection of heritage sites in conflict areas.
The UAE aims to increase the number of UAE nationals working in the private sector by tenfold by the year 2021. (File photo)
05:00 GMT
Emirati job seekers will be able to tap into new employment initiatives at the 17th edition of Careers UAE next month.

March 22, 2017

Step #1: Be aware of your special circumstances. (File photo)
15:07 GMT
How you handle a career crisis and its aftermath could set you back on track - or further complicate matters.
Amazon has restarted talks to acquire Souq.com for as much as $650M. (Shutterstock/ Eric Broder)
13:17 GMT
Amazon will resume takeover talks for Souq.com, after discussions stalled in January due to a disagreement over the price.
Photo: Emirates News Agency
12:49 GMT
Members of the first Refugee Olympic Team who took part in the 2016 Rio Olympics have shared how they triumphed in spite of the refugee crisis to reach the very top of their individual sport.

March 21, 2017

The Trump family’s expenses during business trips abroad have been placed under scrutiny since the president assumed office. (Facebook)
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The recent trip to Dubai by US President Donald Trump’s sons have cost taxpayers quite a sum of money, according to reports.
UAE star says three points vital versus Japan to make World Cup hopes a reality
16:12 GMT
UAE star says three points vital versus Japan to make World Cup hopes a reality
The Jiu-Jitsu International Federation logo
15:58 GMT
Oman’s football star Ali al Habsi was formally signed as the brand ambassador of the business group Mohsin Haider Darwish (MHD) at Sheraton Oman Hotel on Sunday.
GCC governments have taken steps to shift the burden of funding services such as healthcare to the private insurance sector and away from government. (File photo)
14:13 GMT
Despite low oil prices and modest growth levels in 2016, S&P believes that the GCC health sector will still offer insurers opportunities.
The stone, valued at $60 million, has received the highest color and clarity grades from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). (Sotheby)
13:15 GMT
The world’s rarest of all diamonds that went on display in Dubai last week will be auctioned in Hong Kong next month.
Princess Haya began horse riding internationally when she was 13. (Facebook)
12:54 GMT
In her article titled "What are the attributes of a racehorse?", Princess Haya says that racehorses represent an excellent return on investment.
61% of UAE respondents expect the cost of living to increase in the next six months. (File photo)
11:37 GMT
Do you live in the UAE? What specifically should you expect during the year ahead? Here's an analysis of the economy and job conditions in the UAE.
Ahmed Mansoor. (AFP)
11:18 GMT
A human rights defender arrested by the government of the United Arab Emirates has been accused of "promoting sectarian hatred."
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum deemed the event as a national achievement accomplished by the country. (WAM)
11:03 GMT
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid inaugurated the phase 2 of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Part at Seih Al Dahal in Dubai.
Lohan is currently residing in the UAE. (Instagram)
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Lohan is currently residing in the UAE.

March 20, 2017

An Arabian Class 9 Mare, yarling colts section, is paraded during the Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship in the Gulf emirate on March 18, 2017. The championship is a competition for purebred Arabian horses which parade during the three-day event to showcase their beauty and talents.
KARIM SAHIB / AFP
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An Arabian Class 9 Mare, yarling colts section, is paraded during the Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship in the Gulf emirate on March 18, 2017. The championship is a competition for purebred Arabian horses which parade during the three-day event to showcase their beauty and talents. KARIM SAHIB / AFP
Human rights advocate Ahmed Mansoor. (AFP)
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Emirati human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor was arrested in the early hours of 20 March, and is at risk of torture, according to rights groups.
The UAE topped the rest of the Middle East in regards to happiness, coming in at 28th happiest country in the world. (File Photo)
15:28 GMT
What do people in the Arab world associate with happiness?
Step #1: Be the exact type of candidate the employer is looking for. (File photo)
13:50 GMT
If you’re one of the many people looking for an accounting job in the UAE, fear not, we have the right steps for you.
The W Dubai Hotel in Al Habtoor City . (Facebook)
12:22 GMT
The W Dubai Hotel in Al Habtoor City has launched 72 suites with prices for the largest starting from Dhs35,000 ($9,529) per night.
Bahraini protesters have clashed with police on a regular basis since an uprising in 2011. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Last week, the Swiss ambassador to the UN expressed alarm over the kingdom's 'repression of civil society.'
Qatar's Hamad International Airport. (Shutterstock/ Elena Mirage)
10:15 GMT
Consumer aviation website Skytrax has just released its World Airport Awards 2017 and Qatar's Hamad International Airport is on the list.
Keeping your engine on when not necessary is a sure way to waste petrol. (Shutterstock)
05:41 GMT
Ways to save on fuel, because every bit counts.

March 19, 2017

More and more social media users are becoming easy preys to social media hoodwinkers. (File photo)
11:47 GMT
A UAE prosecutor has urged the public, and especially women, to be extra vigilant while using social media networks.
Chris Williams poses with the Sharjah Senior Masters trophy. (Photo: Sharjah Senior Masters)
10:52 GMT
South Africa’s Chris Williams beat England’s Gary Marks in a play-off to claim his first title in six years at the inaugural Sharjah Golf Masters at Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club on Saturday.
Go ahead and enter their competition. (Happening in Dubai Blog)
09:23 GMT
Go ahead and enter their Arab Film Studio competition.
US Fed officials indicated in December that three rate hikes would be likely for 2017. (Shutterstock)
09:09 GMT
If the US Federal Reserve increases rates two more times this year, as is widely expected, consumer's borrowing cost will go up by one per cent.
Join them with a spring in your step! (L'Hote Libanais)
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Join them with a spring in your step!

March 18, 2017

UAE’s Omar Behroozian (left) and his doubles partnerAmirvala Madanchi in action at this year’s Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. (Photo: Ahmed Ramzan/ Gulf News)
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Tennis in the UAE needs to get back on track — and time is running out if the sport’s administrators do not have one final attempt at saving it...

March 16, 2017

(L-R) Real Madrid players Marcelo, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale in front of the new Real Madrid Emirates A380 decal
(Photo: Khaleej Times)
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Emirates Airline has debuted the new Real Madrid decal on its iconic A380, as it made its first touchdown at Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport.
Low prices of soft drinks and junk food have been blamed for rising rates of diabetes and obesity across the Gulf region.  (Shutterstock/Dmitrydesign)
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Alongside a VAT of 5 percent from 2018, the UAE will be introducing taxes on items deemed to be harmful to health such as tobacco, energy drinks and soft drinks.
The Jordanian Foreign Ministry have expressed their support for Najjar, and plan to appeal the decision. (Twitter)
12:39 GMT
Tayseer Al-Najjar has been handed a 3 year sentence for 'damaging the reputation of the UAE and it's symbols'.
The convict was initially arrested by Dubai Police in August last year for sharing a Facebook post against his former employer Malabar Gold and Diamonds. (File photo)
11:43 GMT
An Indian man accused of defaming a jewelry group in Dubai on social media has been slapped a fine of $68,000 (Dh250,000) and deportation.
A scene from Beauty and the Beast. (Disney Movies UK)
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The Disney live-action remake is out in the UAE this weekend.
The UAE will join the club of nearly 150 nations by implementing a 5 percent VAT in the country from January 1, 2018. (File photo)
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Experts expect a 5 percent VAT to be added to utility bills in the UAE starting from January 1, 2018.

March 15, 2017

A ship, believed to be registered under a company in the UAE, was hijacked off the coast of Somalia. (Shutterstock)
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The pirates took control of the vessel and are holding eight Sri Lankan crew members hostage.

Leading industry players will be showcasing the very latest production innovations and solutions for the education market.  (Educationjournalme.com)
08:00 GMT
Organised by F&E Education, GESS Dubai is set to attract 10,000 education professionals from around the region over the course of the three-day event.
Some drivers in the UAE will see their car insurance bills rise by as much as Dh1,691 this year. (File photo)
06:00 GMT
Vehicle owners in the UAE will see their car insurance increase by up to 40 percent in 2017, due to new regulation.
The pirates are demanding ransom and an end to foreign illegal fishing in Somali waters. (AFP/Tony Karumba)
05:16 GMT
At least 15 pirates along with some fishermen have hijacked a commercial United Arab Emirates-flagged oil tanker in the Indian Ocean, Somali coast guard official reported.

March 14, 2017

Photo: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News
22:19 GMT
The president of Tennis Emirates (TE) has promised that each of the seven emirates will soon have a state-of-the-art tennis facility.
The UAE is home to Emirates and Etihad Airways, two of the world's best airlines. (Shutterstock/Sorbis)
17:00 GMT
After a strong couple of years, UAE airlines are expected to see profits fall in 2017, according to IATA.
ADFD and IDB Group share a common focus on infrastructure development to supporting governments and collaborating with the private sector. (File photo)
12:00 GMT
The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group are keen to pursue new partnership opportunities to better serve developing countries.
Al Othman urged attendees to adopt the highest international standards of corporate governance, to help move the region from frontier markets to emerging markets to developed markets. (Twitter/GCC BDI)
08:00 GMT
The two-day Arab Regulators Conference, hosted by the Arab Monetary Fund in Abu Dhabi, stressed that enhancing corporate governance in the Arab region is the key to economic growth.
An example of what the new program is set to look like. (Regular Capital)
07:44 GMT
A new campaign launched in collaboration with du Dubai.

March 13, 2017

Step Music Festival will take place over 12 hours on April 7. (Arab American National Museum)
22:52 GMT
Step Music Festival will take place over 12 hours on April 7.
Al-Ahli's Everton Ribeiro (C) fights for the ball against Al-Taawun's Ricardo Tavares Machado (L) and Abdullah Ibrahim Kano (R) during the AFC Champions League group stage football match between UAE's Al-Ahli and Saudi Arabia's Al-Taawun on March 13, 2017, at the Al-Rashid Stadium in Dubai.
STRINGER / AFP
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Al-Ahli's Everton Ribeiro (C) fights for the ball against Al-Taawun's Ricardo Tavares Machado (L) and Abdullah Ibrahim Kano (R) during the AFC Champions League group stage football match between UAE's Al-Ahli and Saudi Arabia's Al-Taawun on March 13, 2017, at the Al-Rashid Stadium in Dubai. STRINGER / AFP
The Dubai government aims to see 25 percent of buildings in the city constructed using 3D printing technology by 2030. (File photo)
14:00 GMT
The UAE may soon get its very own 3D-printed skyscraper – the world's first at that.
In Dubai, the price of 24-karat gold was at Dh146 per gram as of Sunday, which is Dh6.25 cheaper than in the beginning of the month. (Pexels.com)
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Gold is expected to remain range-bound for the next couple of months, oscillating between $1,100 and $1,300.
Integrated Financial Group is managed and controlled by Abu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG), which acquired a 48.36 per cent stake in Shuaa last November. (File photo)
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Shuaa Capital has signed an agreement to buy two financial groups currently managed by Abu Dhabi's Integrated Financial Group.
Nasdaq Dubai is the world’s largest venue for sukuk listings at $45.06 billion.  (File photo)
05:02 GMT
Nasdaq Dubai and Bourse de Tunis have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost collaboration and explore ways to promote Islamic capital markets products and solutions.

March 12, 2017

Nasser Al-Attiyah
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Nasser Al-Attiyah produced a convincing victory in the inaugural Dubai International Baja powered by AW Rostamani and Nissan Saturday as Dubai-based South African...
Talking at the ITB tourism fair, Emirates President, Tim Clark, commented on popularity of low-cost airlines, Trump's travel ban and Emirates-Etihad merger rumors. (AFP/Tobias Schwarz)
14:20 GMT
Emirates President Tim Clark has rubbished reports about merger plans between UAE's two major airlines, Emirates and Etihad Airways.
Under the Golden Visa programme, individuals and their families get a second citizenship and passport after making an investment in the country's real estate sector. (Shutterstock)
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Under the Golden Visa program, real estate purchases, cash deposits to a government development fund or industry investment can qualify Arab investors for second citizenship.
In the Middle East, the UAE passport is once again ranked as the most powerful passport in the region. (Shutterstock)
10:41 GMT
Visa-free travel is among the biggest deciding factors in Nomad Capitalist's latest ranking, alongside taxation.
The Arab IPO summit will host over 150 participants from leading regional businesses, stock exchanges, banks and regulatory bodies. (Shutterstock)
09:00 GMT
The Arab IPO Summit, to be held on March 14-15 at Sheraton Creek Hotel in Dubai, will highlight the critical aspects for the implementation of successful IPOs (Initial Public Offerings).
A report by global consultancy AT Kearney in late August 2016 said the e-commerce market in the GCC is expected to grow to $20 billion by 2020. (Shutterstock)
08:00 GMT
The CEO for Wing, a new mobile and web-based delivery platform, eyes GCC expansion to meet an untapped demand for next-day and same-day service in the region.

March 11, 2017

Photo: Mehr News Agency
17:53 GMT
National beach soccer team of Iran subdued the United Arab Emirates to finish first in the 2017 AFC Beach Soccer Championship in Malaysia.
Photo: khaleejtimes.com
17:17 GMT
Dr. Mariam Saleh Binladen, a Saudi dentist and humanitarian, set a new record that added to her tally of world records, while crossing the Dubai Creek and the Dubai Water Canal, swimming a total distance of 24 kilometres (km) on Friday, 10th March, 2017.

March 9, 2017