UAE

April 20, 2014

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.

Although experts have indicated that regulations such as the doubling of property transfer fees and the mortgage law have helped curb flipping, the emirate has been seeing a rise in off plan sales in the market.
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“We are not yet back to 2008 prices but in some individual projects we are. So we certainly need to monitor them carefully.”

April 19, 2014

Fast & Furious star Michelle Rodriguez sports a bikini while doing a handstand in front of a Bugatti in Dubai on Friday, April 18 (Image: Facebook).
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April 17, 2014

“We understand the need for this upgrading work to be done, and we support it wholeheartedly," added Clark.
22:21 GMT

Emirates Airline said on Thursday that runway upgrades at Dubai International would cut its revenues by Dh1 billion ($272 million) this year as it has to reduce flights to 41 destinations worldwide.

Hotel guests can now be charged a minor fee as of March 31, 2014 (Karim Shaib/AFP)
16:34 GMT

Positive reaction: Dubai's recently imposed fee on hotel guests had no negative feedback according to the head of the city's tourism authority.

Around 34 percent of households said they continuously upgraded their mobile phones (File/AFP)
16:09 GMT

Families in Abu Dhabi households reportedly spend an average of $1,498 on landlines and mobile phones while $1,004 is spent on education.

Dubai welcomed 11 million hotel guests in 2013 (File/AFP)
15:09 GMT

According to a STR Global Construction Pipeline Report, 573 hotels are expected to open across the Middle East and Africa.

Rick's fans are pretty buzzed about having him back in the UAE this month. (Image: Facebook)
09:00 GMT

Rapper Rick Ross is making his Abu Dhabi debut at Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s show this April.

Afghan star received the most international attention out of other Afghani TV productions. (Image: Facebook)
07:07 GMT

An insight into the Satellite TV world of Afghanistan.

Afghan Star is one of the shows coming out of the Dubai-based satellite channels (Image: Facebook).
05:00 GMT

When Afghanistan is mentioned, “satellite TV” is perhaps the last thing on anybody’s mind. Nonetheless, the nascent broadcast media has been up and running in the war-ravaged country since the downfall of the Taliban at the hands of the US in 2001.

April 16, 2014

The growth rate is more than double a recent estimate from the International Air Transport Association, or Iata, that passenger demand will increase 5.8 per cent this year on a global basis
17:34 GMT

The national airline of the UAE racked up $1.4 billion in revenues as it transported 3.2 million passengers, higher by over 14 per cent year-on-year

Health authorities say MERS is unlikely to cause an epidemic and people "need not worry" (File/AFP)
17:19 GMT

Following the death of a Filipino woman who contracted Mers-Coronavirusm, three new cases have appeared in Abu Dhabi.

Don't miss out on watching those funny men in April! (Image: Madinat Theatre website)
14:45 GMT

British comedian Phill Jupitus and the funnymen from "Whose Line is it Anyway?" will be performing in Dubai this April.

Lionel has landed in Dubai (Image courtesy of ahlanlive.com).
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He's got a gig tomorrow night at the Dubai Media City amphitheater, but he's already here, Baby!

Economic situation improving: Confidence grows as lifestyle and family life gets better in Abu Dhabi (File/AFP)
13:23 GMT

Consumer Confidence grew by 10 percent in 2013 according to the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development.