UAE

February 27, 2014

The UAE Energy Minister, Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, and Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Toshimitsu Motegi, signed a MoU on the peaceful use of nuclear energy in the UAE
08:45 GMT

General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, on Wednesday witnessed the signing ceremony of a number of agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs).

Nancy Ajram and Ramy Ayach will bring the energy to the Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Friday, February 28.
08:17 GMT

Zoom over to the Abu Dhabi Corniche on Friday, February 28 to see pop princess Nancy Ajram and folk musician Ramy Ayach rev their musical engines for a performance that will lift us to cloud nine.

The companies participating at the show stand to gain a unique vantage point to reach out to vibrant markets across the GCC region, including the Middle East, North Africa and South and East Asia region.
00:24 GMT

The show has attracted more international and local exhibitors’ participation than ever before with over 170 companies showcasing latest innovations and development in the aviation sector.

February 26, 2014

Ragheb Alama and Maya Diab are making their way to Dubai.
13:50 GMT

Get your shopping list ready and your notebook open for two celebrity signatures at the World Trade Center Mall tomorrow, February 27. Maya Diab and Ragheb Alama will be all yours at 6:30pm.

More than 6.4 million passengers passed through Dubai International Airport in January 2014 alone (Shutterstock)
13:34 GMT

Dubai International Airport reported a monthly record of 6.4 million passengers in January.

Federer wants to take one match at a time
12:49 GMT

Five-time champion Roger Federer exuded confidence about reclaiming his former glory after cruising into the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Men’s Open late on Monday but insisted he did not want to get ahead of himself.

The CBS soap is set to make history as the first American daytime drama to be shot in the UAE. (Image: Facebook)
08:32 GMT

In a daytime drama first, the long-running US hit TV soap “The Bold & the Beautiful” is coming to the UAE.

February 25, 2014

Dubai is aiming to establish itself as one of the most sustainable cities in the world by 2020 (Shutterstock)
14:38 GMT

Dubai is stepping up its green campaign with new developments underway to build more eco-friendly communities in the UAE.

Conor Maynard's "poolside chillin'" in Dubai (Image: Twitter).
12:00 GMT

The UK singer-songwriter and "R U Crazy" hitmaker is making his way to the UAE for the second time in one month.

Pakistani companies should open retail shops in the country to capture more market share
10:17 GMT

Pakistan’s food exports to the UAE have huge potential to jump three-fold to $1.2 billion compared to $400 million in 2013.

Moroccan trade has been traditional dominated with countries in Europe, despite the economic crisis that has continued to unfold over the last six years
09:59 GMT

Morocco is diversifying its export market in a bid to develop trade with Gulf Arab countries and also reduce its reliance on Europe.

February 24, 2014

The UAE currently enjoys good relationships with both the Philippines and Malaysia
10:40 GMT

An economic and commercial delegation headed by Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy, is set to visit the Philippines and Malaysia from Monday (February 25) to Friday (February 28) seeking to explore strategies for enhancing bilateral trade and investment relations.

Overall outlook on sales was positive with 97 per cent of the businesses expecting either an increase or no change in their sales volume in Q1 2014.
03:55 GMT

In Q1 2014, around 62 per cent of Dubai businesses also expected to see stronger net profits based on increasing demand and improved margins.

February 23, 2014

On Friday night, the legendary Rolling Stones rocked Abu Dhabi for the first time in their 50-years on stage. (Image: Facebook)
09:36 GMT

The Rolling Stones made their Abu Dhabi debut on Friday, and it was a concert to remember.

The ministry has been conducting studies on the economic effects of levying taxes on companies
08:14 GMT

The UAE has no immediate plans to impose tax on individuals, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai’s deputy ruler and Minister of Finance has confirmed.