UAE

August 27, 2014

Dubai’s households spend between Dh37,000 and Dh85,000 each year
06:24 GMT

Dubai’s impressive average spending power of Dh53,000 ($14,400) per household per year has seen the retail sector riding a wave of growth to reach record figures, a report said.

August 26, 2014

The air strikes were against Islamic militias near Tripoli. (AFP/File)
14:22 GMT

Air strikes by Egypt and the UAE were launched against anti-government militias in Libya last week, senior U.S. officials revealed.

Lucas Podolski
14:19 GMT

The Arsenal manager has been forced to re-think the German's future ahead of Wednesday's clash with Besiktas after Olivier Giroud was ruled out for 10 weeks with a foot injury

Adnoc will take over 75 service stations in agreement with Emirates General Petroleum Corporation (Image: Znews)
11:42 GMT

Abu Dhabi's Adnoc Distribution has bought 34 Emarat service stations and a fuel depot in Sharjah.

Almost 60,000 Chinese tourists checked into Abu Dhabi hotels in H1, an increase of 189 percent from the previous year (File/AFP)
08:05 GMT

Abu Dhabi has seen a huge rise in Chinese visitors in H1 according to the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority following a Chinese Visitor Summit in the Emirate.

August 25, 2014

Gary poses with his "Since I Saw You Last" tour DVD! (Image: Facebook)
13:34 GMT

Take That frontman Gary Barlow to close his "Since I Saw You Last" tour in the UAE.

The Specialist Services deal follows a previous project triumph for the same development by Leighton Offshore (File/AFP)
12:42 GMT

Dubai's Specialist Services won a contract from Petrofac to build local equipment and control rooms for its Island Surface Facilities Project.

Around 607 apartments will be leased out at the Gate Towers development on Al Reem Island (Image: Urbanarches)
08:41 GMT

Abu Dhabi's leading property development company, Aldar Properties, secured a bulk deal to lease 607 apartments to hospital employees working for a medical clinic.

Hotel revenues went up by 10.9 percent in the first half 2014 (File)
07:31 GMT

Dubai's hotel industry welcomed over 5.8 million tourists in the first half of the year with revenues reaching £3.18 billion, up by 10.9 percent.

FM contracts are becoming more integrated, more metric-based, and crucially, longer in duration
07:08 GMT

Facilities Management (FM) services contracts in the UAE could be valued at approximately AED20 billion per annum by next year, according to G4S, a leading global security and outsourcing group in UAE.

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad bought the 33.3 percent stake in Darwin Airline last November (File/AFP)
07:01 GMT

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways welcomed a review process by Switzerland's Federal Office of Civil Aviation regarding a deal to buy 33.3 percent of Swiss carrier, Darwin Airline.

The tour also included a discussion of Masdar City’s role in advancing renewable energy adoption globally
06:23 GMT

The UAE and India are expected to enhance their co-operation in the field of renewable energy and sustainability.

August 24, 2014

Etihad now has until September 30 to make the necessary changes to its agreement for it to take the 33.3 per cent stake in the airline.
21:22 GMT

Foca said last week that the current agreement can lead to Etihad controlling Darwin and would be incompatible with statutory provisions.

August 22, 2014

President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahayan announced Tuesday new plans to introduce harsher punishments for terrorism charges. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

United Arab Emirates announced Thursday a harsher set of anti-terrorism laws amid global fears of Islamic extremism.

August 21, 2014

Sheika Fatima also urged Emirati youth to be rational towards wedding expenditure, saying that overspending often leads to negative effects on family stability.
23:18 GMT

“Mass weddings aim to reduce the expenses of weddings and lift wedding cost pressures from young people and their parents. They also encourage young men to marry early and start building a stable and cohesive family,” she added.