UAE

April 29, 2014

Lust for technology: GITEX shopper is used by nearly half of Emirati residents (Image: Emirates247)
14:04 GMT

It's all about the consumer: Around 45 percent of UAE residents use GITEX shopper to purchase their IT products, according to an Acer survey.

Tescos supermarket may be looking to open several branches in the UAE (File/AFP)
12:48 GMT

Choithrams and British-based Tescos will be joining forces to bring the supermarket chain to the UAE, a source has said.

The UAE-based airline said 18 flights between Amman and Beirut will be scheduled weekly from July 2 onwards (File/Shutterstock)
12:36 GMT

Etihad Airways has announced more flights through key destinations in the Middle East.

Dubai International recorded 18,361,820 passengers traveling through the airport in 2014 (File/AFP)
11:35 GMT

Dubai International has emerged as the world's busiest airport, beating London Heathrow with monthly traffic.

A comprehensive visitor management study has been undertaken around the Dubai Expo 2020 hosting, including city wide traffic and movement flow analysis.
03:55 GMT

The major construction activities on the Expo 2020 site will be completed by October 2019, allowing for a full year of readiness testing across networks, systems and technologies.

April 28, 2014

Saad with some of the other finalists from The Voice Arabia. (Image: MBC)
14:37 GMT

Season 2 winner Sattar Sa’ad and seven finalists to meet fans at Oasis Centre.

Dubai is now being compared to London's and Paris' women apparel market (File Archive)
14:00 GMT

The share of women's mid-market apparel within emerging markets is expected to rise to over 50 percent by 2025, and Dubai is leading the way in this development.

The new green loan is designed to encourage more firms to pursue energy efficient development in the UAE (File Archive/Shutterstock)
12:00 GMT

UAE's Union National Bank (UNB) has launched the first "Green Loan" in the region, which is designed to encourage investment in energy efficient products and related developments.

Etisalat is acquiring a 53 percent stake in Maroc Telecom (File Archive)
11:00 GMT

UAE's lead telecommunications operator Etisalat signed a multi-currency club deal worth $4.35 billion with seventeen banks to fund its acquisition of Vivendi.

Lady Gaga does have a pretty good "Poker Face" (Image: Facebook).
08:44 GMT

There's no official announcement, but somebody has spilled the beans that Lady Gaga is likely to perform in the UAE on September 10.

The luxurious Viceroy hotel on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. (Image: Facebook)
08:12 GMT

Viceroy Hotel Group plans an aggressive expansion in Dubai after announcing two more hotels!

April 27, 2014

The World Expo 2020 is creating high levels of competition in UAE markets as companies pursue contract for the big event (File Archive/AFP)
14:00 GMT

With the announcement of the successful World Expo 2020 bid, competition among real estate contractors is breeding new levels of innovation and creativity to not only UAE's real estate sector, but the urban planning initiatives and other economic markets overall.

Macklemore doing the shisha thing in Abu Dhabi while in town for his performance Friday night (Image: Instagram).
13:27 GMT

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis brought their exotic selves to Abu Dhabi (Image courtesy of Rotana Times).
10:41 GMT

For those curious to see how the Muslim world would respond to these same-sex marriage promoters, fans of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis received them just as warmly on Friday as other parts of the world.