UAE

October 28, 2014

Ahlam is intimidated by no one, especially no magazine editor! (Image: Facebook)
10:00 GMT

Ahlam is headed to court next year, and she's seriously not shy about it.

Ahlam and Somaya have recently been very praiseful of one another! (Image: Facebook)
07:18 GMT

Ahlam has a new fan: Somaya al Khashab!

Tribute to the classic group "The Four Seasons" will treat the ears of the festival attendees. (Image courtesy of Khaleej Times)
05:49 GMT

"Big Girls Don't Cry", especially when they're at the Taste of Abu Dhabi coming up next month. With a Four Seasons tribute and delectable delights, it's sure to be a home run of a foodie event.

October 27, 2014

Teresa Corvina, Bashar Atiyat, Guillaume de Saille, Khaled Abol Naga and Mohammed Hefzi during a panel discussion at the film festival. (Image: Khaleej Times)
14:43 GMT

For the first time in Abu Dhabi Film Festival's history, experts gathered for an open public discussion on the poor film acting and directing in Arab cinema.

Many films find their way to Abu Dhabi for shooting. (Image courtesy of Digital Productions Middle East)
10:53 GMT

After Star Wars and Fast and Furious filmed their sequels in the city, other productions are following suit to make Abu Dhabi one of the top international locations for film.

But it is not in Aabar’s interests to derail the deal as a failed merger could drive down shares in the stock market.
04:55 GMT

Aabar Investments is demanding a hefty premium for its minority stake in Malaysia’s No.4 bank.

October 26, 2014

Algerian health authorities have mobilized medical workers, medicine and equipment to their southern border to counter the spread of Ebola. There is a dedicated isolation unit at Si Haoues Hospital of Tindouf, and thermal detection devices have been set up at border crossings and Tindouf Airport. There have been no cases of Ebola in Algeria.
14:34 GMT

How the Middle East is managing the Ebola menace

Assi Helani in studio for "Loyalty to the United Arab Emirates". (Image: Twitter)
13:59 GMT

A lover of horses and of operetta, Lebanese singer Assi Helani managed to get his fix for both fetishes during his recent trip to the UAE.

Arsha Kaviani is taking his music back to his homeland. (Image: Facebook)
08:50 GMT

Arsha Kaviani's music has taken him around the world, and now it's bringing him back to his birth place of Dubai.

October 22, 2014

So glitz, so glam: Emily Blunt is ready for the DIFF red carpet come December (Image: Facebook).
14:53 GMT

Now we've yet another reason to attend the Dubai International Film Festival; Hollywood actress Emily Blunt will be there!

Acclaimed actress Nelly Karim will be gracing the ADFF judging panel. (Image: Facebook)
07:28 GMT

Jury members for 2014 Abu Dhabi Film Festival includes Egyptian filmmakers Marwan Hamed, Hala Lotfy and Sherif Elkatsha, along with acclaimed actress Nelly Karim.

Work on the dome, which consists of 85 super-sized steel elements and weighs 7,000 tonnes, began in December 2013.
04:55 GMT

The construction of all the galleries has also been completed structurally, along with the concrete work for the museum’s basement levels and the security screening facility.

October 21, 2014

The Abu Dhabi International Film Festival will run from 16-25 October. (Image: Dining-intercontinental-ad.ae)
14:11 GMT

Short film ‘ONE’ shows Islam and Christianity existing happily side-by-side; documentary will screen as part of Emirates Film Competition.

Those affected by Standard Chartered's exit have an annual sales turnover of between $1 million and $35 million, it added.
11:16 GMT

Standard Chartered has notified thousands of UAE small and medium enterprise customers it is closing their accounts as it responds to pressure from US regulators

Jeremih will be taking his talents to Dubai for the RedFestDXB. (Image: Facebook)
09:06 GMT

R&B singers Jeremih and Cris Cab have been added to the A-list line-up for the music festival in Dubai next February.