UAE

September 3, 2014

Throw your hands up in there 'cause Rudimental will be taking the stage at Sandance along with an all-star lineup. (Image: Facebook)
11:22 GMT

The exciting lineup is slowly being released for the return of Sandance to Atlantic Beach, The Palm on Friday, October 10.

City Centre Muscat will have 60 new stores and a new dining zone, following the expansion project (Image: Blogspot)
09:01 GMT

Leading Dubai developer Majid Al Futtaim announced plans to expand a retail mall in Oman's capital, Muscat, including 60 shopping and dining options.

Siemens aims to increase its presence in the GCC region (Image: Designmena)
08:37 GMT

Global tech giant Siemens handed over the Shuweihat S3 power plant in Abu Dhabi to begin commercial operations.

DJ Roger Sanchez will take Dubai's Sensation by storm. (Image courtesy of the DJ's website)
06:41 GMT

It's a global event that's gotten countless countries in the groove, and now the first outdoor edition at the Meydan Hotel in Dubai has some major headlining acts, including American DJ Roger Sanchez.

September 2, 2014

New superheroes (or super Eros?) are born all the time. Erotic artist Milo Manara has created a new Spider Woman, slammed by critics as “more like a colonoscopy than a costume”. A Marvel Comics’ senior VP noted that the character is fully clothed and in a “spider-like pose”, adding, "It's the right of every reader not to like something."
13:49 GMT

It might be one big geek-fest in your eyes, or an exciting chance to wear a costume and buy some superhero comics! Either way, Comic Con 2014 used ultimate powers to woo fans from across the globe.

Flights will start to Oslo and Brussels on September 2 (File/AFP)
12:29 GMT

The biggest Middle Eastern airline, Emirates, added two more destinations to its network this week including Oslo and Brussels.

Emirates NBD will expand operations in Saudi, according to the company's CEO, Shayne Nelson (File/AFP)
12:03 GMT

Dubai's largest bank, Emirates NBD, is looking to increase its presence in Saudi Arabia, CEO of the company announced.

Watch out for "The Human League" in Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
10:38 GMT

They've caused quite a stir in the U.K. and now they're carrying their new wave tunes to the UAE.

The mall is one of five projects opened in Dubai (Image: Nakheel)
09:09 GMT

Major Dubai developer Nakheel officially opened the Jumeirah Park Pavillion as the first of five malls to be launched in the emirate.

Residential properties posted a 34.5 percent growth in July - a significant increase from 2013 (File/AFP)
08:42 GMT

Residential property prices increased by 34.5 percent in July, compared to the previous year.

September 1, 2014

Expo Centre Sharjah saw a 25 percent rise in visitors for 2014 (File)
11:49 GMT

Expo Centre Sharjah is high in demand for events with a 25 percent rise in visitors for the first half of 2014.

Abu Dhabi has 157 hotels and hotel apartments across the city (Image: Trip Discovery)
08:45 GMT

Hotel occupancy in Abu Dhabi rose by three points in July while in industry saw a hike in guest arrivals by 26 percent in July, compared to the previous year.

Phase two of the expansion will include new retail stores spread across 100,000 square feet over two floors (File)
07:41 GMT

Organizers have launched the second phase of expansion for Dubai Festival City. The large-scale refurbishment program started in 2014.

August 31, 2014

Qantas Group declared a before tax loss of 642 million Australian dollars (Dh2.2 billion) and a statutory after tax loss.
14:33 GMT

“People who once flew on Qantas operated aircraft who suddenly fly on the Emirates operated aircraft are seeing a big improvement in quality. Instead of booking on the Qantas website they are now just jumping on the Emirates website.”

Hotel occupancy in Dubai slid by 4.6 percent in July (File/AFP)
11:31 GMT

Dubai's hotel sector barely managed to break even in July. Occupancy levels slid by 4.6 percent due to a summer slowdown including the month of Ramadan.