UAE

April 6, 2014

More than 8,092 investors from India notched AED 17,939 billion transactions in Dubai real estate during 2013
08:55 GMT

International Property Show (IPS) will have a large Indian participation under the umbrella of the National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO), a leading real estate body in India.

April 3, 2014

The LED lighting system has revolutionised the lighting industry
12:55 GMT

The Abu Dhabi City Municipality’s initiative to replace the old lighting systems in six pedestrian underpasses with modern LED lights has helped reduce their power consumption by 33 per cent.

The official poster for the first Rock Camp in the UAE and ME region. (Image: Facebook)
12:45 GMT

This summer, let your daughters learn how to rock... professionally!

The soaring (65m) Minaret of Jam sits in a deep river valley amidst towering mountains in Ghur province, Afghanistan. Built in the 12th century, its elaborate brickwork and blue-tiled top inscription represent the architectural and artistic tradition of this region.  High elevation won’t protect it from river flooding!
12:38 GMT

Arab World Heritage Sites Threatened by Climate Change

Rental rates for prime two-bedroom apartment on Abu Dhabi Island now average Dh200,000 per year
10:55 GMT

Average apartment prices in Abu Dhabi gained 9 per cent during the first quarter of 2014, slowing 2 per cent from the previous quarter’s rise of 11 per cent.

New features of the device include dust and water resistance, and fingerprint and heartbeat scanners.
03:55 GMT

Apple was the first to include a fingerprint scanner in its premium line with the iPhone 5S, but Samsung’s version offers greater functionality, and is usable with PayPal digital payments.

April 2, 2014

Let the role playing commence!
13:01 GMT

It all starts tomorrow as celebrity guests roll into town for the three day event at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Compared to 2013, Dubai traders’ expectations grew 0.5 points in 2014 from 6.0 points
11:29 GMT

Dubai commercial traders’ expectations about the market rose to 6.5 points on a scale of one to 10 in 2014 showing positive outlook for the year ahead.

The rents continue to increase for all the areas in Dubai
07:45 GMT

With the removal of the rent cap, housing costs will contribute to inflation, this year. In the UAE, headline inflation rate for 2013 was at 1.1 per cent.

April 1, 2014

The Dubai official's comment has already received backlash from regional Twitter followers (Courtesy of UAE Interact)
19:00 GMT

A top UAE official called Qatar its "eighth emirate," in a move that is likely to escalate already heightened Gulf tensions between Doha and its neighbors.

The UAE is the largest re-exporter of tea globally with over 60 per cent of the world’s market share. (Image: Gulf News)
13:32 GMT

300 delegates from over 30 countries will discuss tea at the annual Dubai forum.

Nidal performing at the “Al-Wewiyyeh” play. (Image: Boroujconsulting.com)
12:29 GMT

Lebanese theatrical artist Nidal Al Achkar will be participating in the “Gulf Medal in the Arts” Gala and making a single theatrical performance in “Al-Wewiyyeh” today.

Only limited lanes and counters will be open for services at the four 24-hour centres and the capacity will increase with the hike in demand
10:55 GMT

Motorists can now choose to get their vehicles tested and registered in the quiet of the night, avoiding long queues at daytime as the Roads Transport Authority (RTA) starts 24/7 services at four of its centres.

Our fears were confirmed with the cancellation of Avicii's Dubai gig at Atlantis.
10:02 GMT

With Bahrain F1 fans likewise wiping their eyes with Fine, Avicii ticket holders in Dubai have something to cry about as the Swedish DJ needs more time to recover from getting his gall bladder taken out.

Djainka des Forges led all the way and into the final turn. Rabbah De Carrere stuck tight to the rails and, in the approach to the finish, edged ahead to take the first race of the day. It was owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan's second victory in the 2,000m All-Weather race for Purebred Arabians. Musharab finished third.
09:12 GMT

Dubai World Cup Horse Racing 2014-- get off your high horses and check out how those Arabian horsies performed!