UAE

April 1, 2014

Sharjah is likely to see 30 new hotels in the next three years, adding around 4,000 rooms to the existing 10,000 rooms
07:16 GMT

Sharjah’s hotel revenue is expected to increase by at least 10 per cent this year.

"Wadjda" and her bicycle story has been making its way around the world. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

The Saudi film about a girl's mission to buy a bicycle is all yours for the screening free of charge in Dubai.

March 31, 2014

It was simplicity that won Liza and her Indonesian model Fitri Rees the best hat for the evening. The red twirly creation, adorned with one simple long strand of feather, was enough to beat its other hat-competitors on the evening.
16:07 GMT

This year's Dubai World Cup was overwhelmed with a burst of a colorful variety of fabulous hats, sexy and classic numbers, and to-die-for prizes.

Avicii is not feeling too great. (Image: Facebook)
10:14 GMT

Please say it ain't so. The Swedish DJ we've been waiting to hear has had some health issues that might cause a cancellation of his upcoming Dubai gig.

Earth Hour is an annual, global movement that started in 2007 that called on cities and homes to switch off their lights for one hour to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions
09:55 GMT

Despite a busy Saturday night in Dubai, the joint effort of its residents to switch off lights for 60 minutes during Earth Hour resulted in energy savings of 255,000kWh - enough energy to power 16 average homes for one year - which is 22 per cent higher than last year’s savings.

Michael Fadel knows what to do with the piano. (Image: Facebook)
09:32 GMT

It's gonna be epic at the Emirates Palace Hotel tonight as Michael Fadel fills the stage with a stellar performance, no doubt.

Tourism dirham will not discourage travellers from staying at hotels in Dubai since they are paying a small fee
08:55 GMT

The tourism dirham, a new fee announced by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) in January, takes effect on Monday.

The film, entitled From A to B, is a comedy drama that follows three childhood friends on a road trip from Abu Dhabi to Beirut to honor the death of their best friend five years earlier. (Image: TwoFour54)
07:32 GMT

TwoFour54 and Image Nation partner for new Emirati film in the beautiful UAE.

March 30, 2014

"It was great to be back in Dubai tonight!" JLo posted with this Facebook picture.
13:28 GMT

Thank you, Jennifer Lopez, for a Dubai gig that didn't disappoint.

The rise in expenditure is primarily driven by official initiatives to offer more government services online and on mobile platforms
10:51 GMT

Business IT spending in the UAE is forecast to reach $4.36 billion in 2014, increasing 8.3 per cent year-on-year, according to a report from International Data Corporation (IDC).

What will the future hold for a post-sanction Iranian economy? (Image: Innoverto)
10:49 GMT

Companies around the world are eager to find out what the temporary relaxation of sanctions, in addition to the future expected lifting of sanctions, could mean for accessing the Iranian market.

UAE's government seeks to become an entirely Smart Government by mid-2015 (File Archive)
08:19 GMT

Etisalat is now upgrading smartphone service up to 3g for Emirati customers for whopping $82.

The success of Souq.com and the promising survey results of MasterCard and PayPal have raised more positivity about the acceptance of such e-commerce web portals
06:11 GMT

Souq.com, an aptly named domain for the Arabic term for ‘shopping markets’, was started nearly around a decade ago in 2005 and formed one of the major revolutionising business paradigm for the Middle Eastern region.

March 28, 2014

The store features over 100 smart applications developed by the UAE local and federal agencies to provide services to about 700 customers in a single location.
23:43 GMT

Shaikh Mohammed said: “The aim is to make smart services part of the daily life of the society. The smarter the services are, the happier people become.”

March 27, 2014

The multi-million dollar contract will be a big investment between America and the UAE. (File/AFP)
15:28 GMT

American firms Parsons and Halcrow will begin next phase of construction plan, awarded by Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority.