UAE

June 11, 2014

Emirates was among the first buyers for the A350 rival model to Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner when it placed the order for 50 A350-900 and 20 A350-1000 jets in 2007.
12:45 GMT

The deal was worth around $16b at 2007 list prices, or close to $22b based on the current catalogue

The US had set a deadline of July 1 before American banks were to be required to withhold some payments to the financial institutions of countries without a Fatca agreement.
12:33 GMT

The UAE has reached an initial agreement with the US to carry out a financial data-sharing programme aimed at curbing offshore tax evasion by US citizens.

June 10, 2014

Since Dubai — home to one of the strongest real estate markets internationally — has become a global player, fees for providing services have to be on a par with the city’s growth and development, said Bin Mejren.
11:09 GMT

Dubai has become home to one of the strongest real estate markets internationally.

Al Gharbi added that the UAE is the happening place where high net worth individuals ask for new concepts in designs keeping in view the green building rules.
05:45 GMT

The Italian firms’ interest in Abu Dhabi market shows growing appittite among government, corporate and individual clients to get the best out of innovators.

June 9, 2014

The real estate registration fee in Dubai remains among the lowest worldwide.
20:55 GMT

A complaint has been lodged against a real estate firm for allegedly taking a slice out of transaction fees being collected for the government by doubling the charge to clients.

Bu Shehab pointed out that there are other proposals that would be discussed with the Ministry of Interior and other competent bodies on the federal level in this regard.
09:47 GMT

He noted that the RTA raised the flexible working hours policy three years ago, but it was put on hold because traffic flow was smooth at that time.

Etihad and Emirates said that the safety of passengers and crew is of the utmost importance.
09:21 GMT

Militants disguised as police guards armed with machine guns reportedly stormed the airport Sunday night. There are 23 dead, including all of the militants, according to reports.

Ahlam's beautiful shoe collection. (Image: Facebook)
08:11 GMT

Ahlam wants the entire world to know that she has a fabulous - and expensive - show collection!

June 8, 2014

Abu Dhabi has been seeing a boom in tourism in recent months, with occupancy levels in the emirate’s hotels reaching 71 per cent in 2013.
03:55 GMT

The beach resort will include a 295-room low-rise hotel in addition to a spa, meeting rooms and 11 villas.

June 6, 2014

Kottak admitted to drinking alcohol but denied the other charges against him. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

His addiction finally caught up to American drummer for the Scorpions after he was arrested for intoxication in the Dubai airport.

June 5, 2014

Hussain enjoys a cup of tea on a Cairo bridge. (Image: Facebook)
11:24 GMT

UAE singer Hussain al Jasmi enjoyed a cup of traditional Egyptian tea as he said "cheers" to Al Sisi's Presidential win this week.

27-year-old Saif al-Mansuri from the United Arab Emirates won the prestigious competition. (Image: Thooq.com)
09:23 GMT

One talented poet in the United Arab Emirates got a whole lot richer last week. He won the prize of $1.2 million competing in the popular TV talent show "Million's Poet."

"Star Wars: Episode VII" is filming now in Abu Dhabi.
05:00 GMT

"Game of Thrones" star Gwendoline Christie and "12 Years A Slave" actress Lupita Nyong'o join the filming fun for "Star Wars: Episode VII", which has started to shooting already in Abu Dhabi.

The ministry has warned that violators of the ban will be fined Dhs15,000 if they are found forcing labourers to work under direct sunlight.
03:55 GMT

Workers will be restricted from carrying out any work under direct sunlight from 12.30 pm to 3pm during this period

June 4, 2014

Who do you think wins the "most fashionable" competition between Haifa and Ahlam? (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:38 GMT

"Queen" Ahlam wants to turn back the time to look better than Haifa Wehbe.