UAE

February 10, 2014

US-based Reef Worlds is planning to invest $3 billion in underwater tourism in the UAE (Courtesy of The National)
12:58 GMT

US-based developer Reef Worlds announced plans this week to build underwater cities and tourism sites near Dubai.

"Blue Jasmine" star Cate Blanchett at the 10th Dubai International Film Festival (Image: Facebook).
12:23 GMT

Film makers get in a frenzy 'cause this year's Dubai International Film Festival dates are officially on the calendar!

The new projects will create more than 25,000 new jobs in the region
08:26 GMT

RP Group of Companies, a diversified global business conglomerate with strong business interests in the Gulf region and India, has announced ambitious growth plans, including Dh4 billion ($1 billion) worth of investment in new hotel and mixed-use projects in the UAE.

Currently there are 350 taxi vans exclusively deployed in Dubai airports to serve arriving passengers around the clock
08:09 GMT

Dubai transport authorities have announced plans to deploy only the seven-seater family-size taxis at the emirate's airports.

February 9, 2014

UAE companies’ foray into international markets is in fact following international trends
10:55 GMT

Consumer product companies in the UAE expect the most expansion internationally in the next one to two years as businesses in Middle East.

2014 to be expected another positive year for real estate sector in the UAE, Dubai in particular
09:41 GMT

There will be tremendous demand for offices and commercial properties in Dubai this year, due to the rising confidence in both the emirate’s economy and the real estate sector.

February 8, 2014

Amal Boushousha is bringing us something special this March.
08:28 GMT

Algerian artist filming a Syrian dialect drama on location in Abu Dhabi. How's that for mixing up the region?!

February 6, 2014

The action plan includes projections for growing demand on electricity
13:55 GMT

UAE aims to set up a draft plan for developing domestic energy policies and vision up to 2030, said a report, citing the country's energy minister.

Leap for joy! There is still hope to rock with the Rolling Stones in Abu Dhabi! (Image: Facebook)
09:21 GMT

For fans bummed they didn't get their Rolling Stones tickets in time before they sold out, you now have cause for rejoicing because du Arena has been expanded, making more tickets available for purchase now!

Etihad will now fly to seven global regions with the addition of Africa Sub-Sahara and Indian Ocean (File Archive)
08:18 GMT

Etihad Airways is preparing to open a new sales region-Africa Sub-Sahara and Indian Ocean.

The scheme, launched this week, is open to all ADIB customers and comes at no extra charge.
03:55 GMT

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) is offering a six-month break on repayment installments on personal and vehicle financing in the event of loss of employment to ease the budren on customers as they transition between jobs.

February 5, 2014

Deceased actor Paul Walker has left his 15-year-old daughter quite the sum of cash. (Image: Facebook)
12:04 GMT

The 15-year-old daughter of late actor Paul Walker is the sole heiress of the Fast & Furious star's estate after he passed away in a car crash shortly before he was scheduled to film the 7th sequel in Abu Dhabi.

Dubai's 2020 World Expo is expected to increase UAE's sukuk issuance, adding to its historical record of being the largest issuer of the Islamic bonds in the MENA region (File Archive)
09:06 GMT

The Dubai 2020 World Expo may boost sukuk issuance in the UAE.

February 4, 2014

The number of stations on the entire network will increase from the current 47—– two stations are common for both the lines — to 70 by 2020, said Al Ali.
22:21 GMT

Dubai Metro transports around 500,000 passengers daily on both the lines and this only with half its running capacity.

Medina is now one of four cities serviced by Etihad Airways (File Archive)
18:00 GMT

Etihad Airways made its first daily flights from Abu Dhabi to Medina Tuesday.