UAE

February 24, 2014

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.

The number of public transport users last year hit 115,670,587 riders compared with 107,800,000 riders in 2012
08:02 GMT

Mass transit systems of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) - comprising the Dubai Metro, public buses, marine transit modes and taxis -- have lifted 440.67 million passengers in 2013.

February 20, 2014

Jamie Cullum kept "Momentum" going at the Dubai Jazz Festival. (Image: Facebook)
12:51 GMT

Jamie Cullum's February 19 performance at the Emirates Airlines Dubai Jazz Festival did not disappoint.

JLo loves her some Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
12:20 GMT

Why thank you, Dubai World Cup, for bringing our beloved JLo back to the region on March 29.

Carlos Santana performs in the UAE tonight (Image: Facebook)
09:45 GMT

The day has finally arrived that brings classic Mexican American musician Carlos Santana to UAE fans for the Emirates Airlines Dubai Jazz Festival.

Visa will also offer five packages (an all-expense-paid trip for two) to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
03:55 GMT

Dubai-based Mashreq has announced the launch of a limited edition FIFA World Cup Mashreq Visa card, aimed at attracting football fans ahead of the mega event this year.

The money helped Dubai and its state-linked companies avoid default during the crisis, when the emirate’s real estate market crashed and loan markets froze.
03:55 GMT

According to the International Monetary Fund, about $78 billion of debt held by Dubai and its state-linked entities will come due between 2014 and 2017.

February 19, 2014

Pele
21:58 GMT

Pele is to make his second visit to Dubai in two months when he joins the New York Cosmos, for which he is honorary president, on their pre-season training camp in March.

The Rolling Stones are officially on the ground in Abu Dhabi and rockin' the rehearasals (Image: Facebook)
13:42 GMT

With the rock and roll group's Abu Dhabi debut only two days away, the 66-year-old musician shares what they're doing in preparation.

The rental gap between properties location ‘off-island’ and those in ‘on-island’ locations remained firmly intact
08:02 GMT

Abu Dhabi residential rents increased by an average of 16 per cent year-on-year last year, with rates rising by as much as nine per cent in the final quarter.

February 18, 2014

Qasr al Hosn Festival is an annual historic and cultural celebration that will welcome thousands of visitors following its successful first edition last year. (Image: Sevenmedia.ae)
08:12 GMT

Emirati–themed activities at 2014 Qasr al Hosn Festival areas have been announced. Festival experience areas will allow visitors to explore different aspects of Emirati history and culture through workshops, demonstrations and performances.

There's no doubt that Myriam will look magical as Tinker Bell next month. (Image: YAK Events)
07:42 GMT

A little magic is coming to the UAE this March, as Myriam Fares is set to play the role of Tinker Bell in Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story World Tour in Dubai.

February 17, 2014

The builder of the world’s tallest tower posted a quarterly profit of AED 756m ($206m), compared with AED 512m in the corresponding period of 2012
20:42 GMT

The developer, which launched several new projects last year, said its total value of sales in Dubai for 2013 was AED 12bn, nearly three times the amount in 2012.