UAE

April 11, 2014

Sixty six people have died from MERS in Saudi Arabia so far (File/AFP)
17:03 GMT

Five hospital workers have been placed in quarantine due to a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus outbreak in Al Ain, UAE.

April 10, 2014

In 2013, Dubai trade hit Dh1.392 trillion and was the major contributors to Dubai’s GDP
10:55 GMT

Dubai’s foreign trade is expected to touch Dh4 trillion by hosting Expo 2020, Mahmoud Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade, said on day two of the Annual Investment Meeting 2014 in Dubai.

Around 300,000 direct jobs will be created in the UAE by 2020
09:55 GMT

Universities in Dubai are looking to expand their campuses and programmes to equip students with the skills needed for Expo 2020.

Dubai is already one of the world’s biggest hubs for commercial aviation, and it will soon become the biggest
08:55 GMT

Two Swiss adventurers plan to start and end their historic round-the-world flight in a solar aircraft from the UAE.

The first three months saw a 10 per cent spike in residential rental rates in prime locations, while off-island homes shot up by 14 per cent.
03:55 GMT

Abu Dhabi’s decision to remove the 5 per cent rental cap was the factor fuelling the increases, much to tenants’ dismay

April 9, 2014

EK171 will no longer operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and the return flight (EK172), which departs at 0230 the next day, will be cancelled on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
17:55 GMT

The Dubai carrier started daily services to Kiev on A340-500 aircraft in January.

The GCC was the largest export destination with total export to the region reaching AED15.8 billion, with Saudi Arabia taking 57 percent of the total GCC export
10:55 GMT

Exports from Dubai to Saudi Arabia crossed AED9 billion in March 2014, according to Dubai Chamber figures.

Last year, German exports to the UAE increased by two per cent to more than 10 billion (Dh50.5 billion).
07:55 GMT

Head of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) at the German Federal Foreign Office, Dieter W. Haller, on Tuesday expressed his interest in further developing the positive economic partnership between the UAE and Germany.

In the United Arab Emirates, where real estate prices are rising at a fast pace, the award of World Expo 2020 has further strengthened growth prospects
07:36 GMT

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised the UAE’s 2014 GDP forecast to 4.4 per cent on the back of rising real estate prices and the Expo 2020 win.

April 8, 2014

Vin Diesel striking a pose in Tunisia. (Image: Facebook)
10:50 GMT

Stopping over in Tunisia for a stint, Vin Diesel is on his way to the UAE at last.

Apartment rentals recorded a 26 per cent annual gain, while those for villas were slightly muted at 12 per cent
07:55 GMT

The upward pressure on Dubai’s residential rents continues to mount even as new homes are getting delivered in higher numbers, in the first three months of this year, rentals were up by 7 per cent over the fourth quarter of 2013.

April 7, 2014

Majed at the Mouawad press conference in Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
10:42 GMT

Majed Al Mohandes became the new face of luxury jewelry and watches brand Mouawad.

Dubai is expected to be ranked second after London in terms of gold trade
06:54 GMT

The value of gold traded through Dubai stood at $75 billion last year, representing 40 per cent of the world’s physical gold trade.

April 6, 2014

Gold worth a total of $75 billion was moved through Dubai in 2013.
17:09 GMT

Dubai become the biggest transit city for gold in the world last year.

One of the visitors at Dubai Comic Con this year. (Image: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News)
10:51 GMT

Thousands visit third Dubai Comic Con to pick up comic and sci-fi books, join immersive games, see pop art and meet their favorite characters.