UAE

March 26, 2014

Renee and Sara were real crowd-pleasers during their performance at the Abu Dhabi Festival. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
10:08 GMT

Opera-enthusiasts were treated to a magical evening by American soprano Renee Fleming and a duet with the UAE's first opera singer Sara Al Qaiwani at the Abu Dhabi Festival this week.

Banking has been a pioneer in this area and mobile banking is leading among many expatriates
09:55 GMT

Adoption of mobile banking is gaining traction in the UAE and it is expected to grow further with Dubai’s mobile initiative.

One of the acrobatic acts at the Dub Fest Street Festival in Dubai this week. (Image: Al Ghurair Centre)
09:19 GMT

Hundreds of thousands of people enjoyed the first few days of Dubai's Dub Fest Street Festival this week.

Strict air quality regulations were introduced in 2008 to stop quarries from generating pollutants, including dust and toxins,.
03:55 GMT

The bill would hold authorities responsible for regular monitoring of environmental impact of oil and gas exploration and extraction and for suggesting solutions for any threats to the environment

March 25, 2014

Etihad will now have a 49 per cent stake in Air Serbia (File Archive)
16:00 GMT

Etihad Airways has received government and regulatory approval to move forward with its partnership deal with airline Air Serbia.

The overall tourism strategy for Dubai is to double the number of visitors into the emirate between 2012 and 2020
08:58 GMT

While the business tourism sector currently accounts for 20 per cent of tourism in Dubai, experts project it will grow at the same pace as tourism in the emirate.

A Syrian flag (C) is displayed next to the empty Syrian seat during the opening session of the Arab League Foreign Ministers' meeting in Kuwait City on March 23, 2014 ahead of the annual Arab League summit. (AFP)
08:02 GMT

As the Arab Summit kicks off in Kuwait Tuesday, the ongoing Syrian conflict is expected to take centre stage of the talks whilst an ongoing spat between Gulf states over Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is likely to stay off the agenda.

'No excuse' with title in Man City's hands, says Zabaleta
23:53 GMT

If they win all of their games in hand, Manuel Pellegrini's men would overtake Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table and the Argentine calls for his side to focus

March 24, 2014

Zayed Sports City Stadium
15:45 GMT

United Arab Emirates' (UAE) sports and entertainment venue Zayed Sports City Monday announced a 12% growth in revenue and 20% rise in visitors to 1.2 million for the year 2013.

Kings of Leon are on the Mechanical Bull World Tour 2014.
15:10 GMT

"Use Somebody" right now to get your tickets to one of the hottest concerts of the year in Dubai. No, seriously, it's gonna be majorly hot in the UAE on May 28 for the Live @ Atlantis concert.

There will be four cruise companies operating in Dubai next season (File Archive)
11:00 GMT

Dubai expects to attract one million cruise tourists by 2020.

The park will rely entirely on solar energy without using the public electricity connection to operate its lights and integrated irrigation network
08:55 GMT

One of the oldest parks in Dubai is undergoing a transformation. Satwa Reservoir Park will become the first solar-powered park in Dubai by the end of this year.

March 23, 2014

Etihad has been building a network of airlines by buying up minority stakes as it seeks to channel more passengers from its partners' planes to its Abu Dhabi hub.
21:49 GMT

Air Berlin, Germany's No.2 airline after Lufthansa, needs to remain German so as not to lose its traffic rights outside the European Union.

A Syrian flag (C) is displayed next to the empty Syrian seat during the opening session of the Arab League Foreign Ministers' meeting in Kuwait City on March 23, 2014 ahead of the annual Arab League summit. (AFP)
18:00 GMT

The ongoing spat between Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar will not be on the table during the Arab League meeting scheduled to begin on Sunday in Kuwait, according to a diplomatic source.

One of the contestants auditioning for Arab Idol in Dubai yesterday. (Image: Facebook)
14:10 GMT

The Arab Idol judges have landed in Dubai to audition new hopefuls for Season 3 of the talent competition.