UAE

January 14, 2015

So much talent is coming to this year's festival. (Image: Facebook)
13:52 GMT

Granted it's only the second edition, but the Sharjah World Music Festival officials say this one will be bigger and better than the last.

January 13, 2015

A still of Neeson as Mills in "Taken." (Image: Businessinsider.com)
07:36 GMT

He's in town for his "Taken 3" premiere and shared his affinity for the "gypsy existence of acting".

Oussama Assaidi (picture courtesy of goal.com)
07:30 GMT

The Morocco international has cut short a season-long loan at Stoke City to make the move to Dubai after failing to make an impact on Merseyside under Brendan Rodgers

January 12, 2015

The new restructuring plan involves full, early repayment of 2015 maturities totalling $2.92 billion.
17:01 GMT

Dubai World has reached formal agreement with a substantial majority of creditors on its proposal to amend and extend the terms of its outstanding debt totalling $14.6 billion.

Nancy Ajram was happy to not only bring the heat but to feel it in the Dubai air. Here she is enjoying a warm night out with her husband, business manager, and MBC spokesperson. (Image: Facebook)
10:37 GMT

Jet setting to the Emirates for her gig with Amr Diab at the Dubai Shopping Festival, Nancy Ajram was grateful for the break from the cold.

The agents, who earlier charged Dh300 to Dh450 to process the tourist visas, said they would pass on the additional Dh40 to visa applicants.
00:41 GMT

Tourist visas issued in Dubai have just become costlier and non-extendable.

January 11, 2015

Majida El Roumi is about to make history in Sharjah!
09:57 GMT

Less than two weeks until Sharjah's historic Majida El Roumi concert takes place.

January 9, 2015

In another step that could cut costs and attract business, the ADGM said it would introduce a new type of firm with lighter disclosure and compliance requirements.
13:40 GMT

Abu Dhabi’s new financial free zone plans to base its rules on English common law, in a decision that could reduce costs and help the emirate develop stronger banking and securities market ties with neighboring Dubai.

January 8, 2015


The Abu Dhabi and Dubai stock markets have dropped sharply in the past several months as the slide in global oil prices has burst speculative bubbles in equities.
11:41 GMT

Several companies in the United Arab Emirates have decided to hold off on initial public offers of shares because of the weakness of stock markets.

Samo was unhappy with some news websites referring to Qusai Khouli as being "kicked out" from Egypt. (Image: Facebook)
09:06 GMT

Egyptian singer Samo Zain had something to say about Qusai Khouli's deportation from Cairo to Dubai!

Felix Da Housecat at Spybar in Chicago. (Image: edited from Facebook)
08:27 GMT

It's gonna be hoppin' at Dubai's new nightclub Provocateur tonight as Chicago-based DJ Felix da Housecat arrives with some wicked sweet jams.

January 7, 2015

"Amazing fireworks on New Year's Eve. Had a lot of fun showing @SelenaGomez and her friends around Dubai," Harith Bukhash tweeted with this pic.
14:21 GMT

Bummer, just when we were hoping she'd have an excuse to keep coming to the Middle East, it was announced that Selena Gomez and Harith Bukhash are "not an item".

Qusai is back in Dubai, where he will have to deal with the lawyer who forged his travel papers. (Image: Twitter)
09:57 GMT

Syrian actor Qusai Khouli was not welcomed by the Egyptian border control this week, who sent him off packing to Dubai instead!

Tamara Ecclestone poses with her precious little on the beach in Dubai. (Image: Instagram)
09:20 GMT

Tamra Eccleston surprisingly covered up a bit for her pics with her family on the beach in Dubai.

DJ Sam Popat will bring his eclectic beats to Buddha Bar. (Image: edited from Facebook)
08:35 GMT

It's about to get crunk at Dubai's Buddha Bar with DJ Sam Popat at the decks.