UAE

April 24, 2014

 Abu Dhabi to become cycling and walking-friendly emirate by 2020
14:25 GMT

Rejoice, cycle enthusiasts. Abu Dhabi will be transformed into a cycling- and walking-friendly emirate by 2020, according to a master plan revealed by the Department of Transport (DoT).

Ahlam and Duraid are clearly on good terms since he hasn't actually been rude about her! (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:00 GMT

You might have wanted it to be true, but Duraid Lahham didn't really call Ahlam "vile, rude and ridiculous"!

Around 67 percent of DI’s total asset base is in the property sector which positions DI as a major real estate player in the UAE.
03:55 GMT

Dubai Investments, the largest investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM), has raised the foreign ownership limit in the company from the existing 20 percent to 35 percent.

April 23, 2014

Defusing the tension: Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain had withdrawn their ambassadors from Qatar during the dispute (File/AFP)
16:55 GMT

Qatar's foreign minister said in a statement on Wednesday that his country's disagreement with fellow GCC nations was "over".

Star Wars is in Abu Dhabi!
11:54 GMT

We thought it was true, but now we've got a solid source: Star Wars is filming in the UAE.

April 22, 2014

Shopping malls and retail made up over 38 per cent of total revenue at Dhs863 million.
22:44 GMT

Total sales reached Dhs5.917 billion (1.611 billion), 94 per cent higher than the Dhs3.043 billion ($828 million) reached during the same period last year.

Spending on electronic goods went up by $1,361 per household (File/AFP)
12:52 GMT

Household spending on electronic items has jumped by over 62 percent, according to a consumer survey.

Careers UAE 2014 will also offer a range of training and education programs (File/AFP)
12:29 GMT

The three-day Careers UAE 2014 fair will secure hundreds of private and public sector jobs with over 160 companies participating in the event.

Saudi Arabia: No surprises here! The oil-rich Kingdom took the lead 39 names on the list with Al-Waleed Bin Talal holding on to the throne (and that libel case he brought against Forbes for “underestimating” his wealth).
10:51 GMT

There may always be money in the banana stand but where's the money in the Middle East really coming from? Al Bawaba has dissected the Forbes rich list to help show you where the Middle East's richest men are from.

How will Ahlam respond to Duraid's hurtful comments about her? (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:26 GMT

Syrian superstar Duraid Lahham attacked Ahlam on Facebook yesterday, and he had absolutely nothing pretty to say about her!

Michelle enjoyed watching a game of beach polo in beautiful Dubai. (Image: Gulf News)
07:51 GMT

Michelle Rodriguez headed to Dubai for a game of beach polo where she expressed her opinion on the beautiful city.

Karim and Haifa on the set of their movie "Beauty of the Soul." (Image: Al Rai Media)
05:00 GMT

Kareem Al Banoodi, who starred alongside Haifa Wehbe in her latest film "Halawet Rouh" (Beauty of the Soul), was assaulted for his role in the film.

April 21, 2014

A total of 2.25 million passengers used Sharjah Airport from January to March 2014 (File Archive/Shutterstock)
10:00 GMT

Sharjah Airport recorded the highest level of passenger traffic on record during the first quarter this year.

April 20, 2014

Qaradawi is one of the most influential Muslim scholars living today. (AFP/File)
13:26 GMT

Egyptian-born cleric Youssef al Qaradawi has released a statement aimed at easing tensions with Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

The GCC members met in Riyadh last week. (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT

The members of the Gulf Cooperation Council have agreed on ways to implement a security agreement signed last year.