UAE

January 30, 2015

GCAA said that the rules will cover both commercial and corporate use of drones in the country.Unauthorized drones in Dubai’s airspace temporarily halted air traffic for 55 minutes on Friday.
16:56 GMT

The UAE currently uses drones for official purposes such as to deliver documents and packages to its citizens as part of its efforts to upgrade government services.

January 29, 2015

The supermarkets are using signs to direct people to the right cashier and inform them about the rule set by the municipality. (Source: Gulf News)
16:19 GMT

Dubai Municipality has asked supermarkets to provide one cashier specifically made for purchasing these foods due to several complaints made by Muslims in the UAE.

The jobs will span the entire spectrum of the Abu Dhabi-based airline’s operations.
04:55 GMT

Etihad Airways will offer jobs to more than 6,000 UAE nationals over the next five years as part of its UAE national development strategy, the airline said.

Majid Al Futtaim... balance sheet solid with assets
of $12.25 billion.
04:55 GMT

Dubai-based mall operator Majid Al Futtaim signalled on Tuesday it expects the emirate to remain a magnet for shoppers, announcing plans to double its business within five years.

January 28, 2015

Majida El Roumi giving Sharjah some musical lovin' on Monday. (Image: Facebook)
15:51 GMT

Monday was a magical night in Sharjah as Majida El Roumi held the audience captive in a performance that benefited the "Big Heart Foundation".

“This time’s different from 2008 — there are far fewer developers and they are being smarter second time around,” said Alan Robertson.
13:15 GMT

“What’s happening right now is not a case of the property market bubble bursting ... but of deflating gently.”

“The strong Gulf investment in the UAE property market has been attributed to their high confidence in the growth continuity of this sector,” she noted.
10:05 GMT

Qataris emerged the largest buyers of the property in neighbouring Dubai, UAE, with a per capita investment of Dh9.37 million ($2.55 million).

An Israeli army 155mm mobile artillery battery is stationed near the border with Syria in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on January 28, 2015 . At least two rockets fired from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied plateau the previous day prompting Israeli forces to return fire, the army said. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
10:02 GMT

The Israeli Defence Forces have begun drilling on the Israeli-Lebanese border in response to local residents' fear of possible attacks by Hezbollah.

DJ Timo Jahns is coming to Siddharta Lounge. (Image: Facebook)
05:30 GMT

Friday night is gonna be hoppin' as the beat of Bon Iver and Sade and more will fill the air of the Siddartha Lounge by Buddha-Bar on Friday.

January 27, 2015

Located west of the capital Baghdad, Iraq's international airport is outside the restive Anbar province, prompting several Western airlines to pull back from Iraqi airspace in recent months.
14:27 GMT

Lebanese carrier Middle East Airlines suspended all flights to and from Baghdad, joining a growing list of airlines who have cancelled service to the Iraqi capital following a gunfire incident Monday night on a flydubai passenger aircraft landing at the Baghdad International Airport.

Billie flaunts her flawless figure on a beach in Dubai. (Image: Caughtoffside.com)
12:51 GMT

British reality star Billie Faiers jetted off to Dubai for a sunny family holiday, and she looked super toned for a new mum!

The airline spokesperson said the plane sustained light damage from a slew of bullets as it landed at the Baghdad International Airport last night. (AFP/File)
10:06 GMT

A spokesperson for flydubai confirmed gunfire on one of its carriers upon landing at the Baghdad airport Monday night, but the attack has so far gone unclaimed.

January 26, 2015

Eight shots were fired at a Fly Dubai passenger jet as it landed in Baghdad Monday evening. (Shutterstock)
20:45 GMT

A Fly Dubai plane was shot as it landed in Baghdad. Two passengers were injured and rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Earlier this month, the chief executive of Qatar Airways said it would reduce its fuel surcharge, without saying when or by how much.
17:51 GMT

Dubai's flagship airline, Emirates, is studying whether to cut the fuel surcharge it passes on to customers to reflect recent drops in oil prices, its president has been quoted a saying.

Nicole will be adding a touch of glam to Dubai later this month! (Image: Iheartnicole.us)
11:48 GMT

Fashion icon Nicole Richie will be adding a touch of glam to Dubai when she launches her latest collection for House of Harlow later this month!