UAE

September 24, 2014

President Obama met with representatives from five Arab nations that joined the US in Syrian airstrikes, as well as Iraq, during a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting, September 23, 2014 (Saul Loeb/ AFP).
07:20 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama will go before the United Nations General Assembly and seek specific promises of military, financial or humanitarian support from each country against the Islamic State.

The Global Infrastructure Investment Index ranks the world’s 41 most dynamic countries with the greatest potential for growth and investment in their economic infrastructure.
04:55 GMT

The UAE has overtaken Canada to rank among the top three attractive markets in the world for investment in infrastructure.

September 23, 2014

An economic rebound has catapulted house prices and rents in Dubai to Manhattan-like peaks, the Gulf emirate’s top property website says, forcing increasing numbers of residents to move to its cheaper outskirts or even to consider returning home abroad.
14:10 GMT

Research by Dubai website Dubizzle showed rents and house prices in Dubai’s prime locations now match those in Manhattan.

Here's a sneak peak of some of the films in the upcoming competition. (Image: Facebook)
09:24 GMT

Interestingly, 37 of the films selected for this year's ADFF Emirates Film Competition are directed by women!

 A positive response from bank customers to use their Emirates ID cards as ATM cards proves the UAE’s residents’ keenness to adopt latest technologies without any apprehension.
04:55 GMT

Since the bank introduced this service on September 7, more than 8,000 customers have registered their ID cards with the bank to use them as ATM cards.

September 22, 2014

The project, which will come up on 1800-hectare area, includes waterfront villas and chalets in addition to diverse leisure and entertainment services.
19:39 GMT

A leading Egypt-based investment group has signed a deal to acquire a five-star hotel in the Business Bay area facing Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE.

Akon is coming to the UAE this week. (Image: Facebook)
08:32 GMT

He's a well known face around the UAE, and now the "Dangerous" singer is back in the city this week.

is there and you will hear about it soon,” Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum, chairman of Dubai’s Supreme Fiscal Committee said.
04:55 GMT

One of Dubai’s top government officials said on Sunday that he expects state-owned conglomerate Dubai World to reach a deal on renegotiating its debt repayment schedule in the near future

September 21, 2014

The 13th edition of Cityscape Global is all set to welcome more than 35,000 participants from across the world and exhibitor numbers have also jumped to more than 280 for the first time in five years.
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The Middle East’s largest and most influential property show is also co-located with three dedicated and expert-led conferences.

Another exciting concert added to the RedFestDXB lineup. (Image: Facebook)
09:33 GMT

They've taken the UK by storm, and now the "Superheroes" hit makers are coming to the Middle East.

September 19, 2014


Qatari capital Doha bid for the 2016 and 2020 Olympics but never made the shortlist, while Dubai was reportedly on the verge of a bid for 2016,
02:10 GMT

While major events were once the domain of Europe and North America, Asia is now viewed as a 'safe pair of hands' when it comes to hosting the world's biggest sporting competitions.

September 18, 2014

Kiesza will be kicking it at the RedFestDXB next February. (Image: Facebook)
08:27 GMT

The festival is scheduled for Thursday, February 12 and Friday, February 13 at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre and the first performer slated for RedFestDXB is Canadian newcomer Kiesza.

Ahlam is deeply saddened by the loss of her relative. (Image courtesy of Twitter)
07:56 GMT

Raja Bint Abdullah Al Shamsi was a cousin of Ahlam, and she passed away recently of undisclosed reasons.

Etihad has forged 47 codeshare partnerships with different airlines globally, 21 in Europe alone.
04:55 GMT

European airlines have finally opened up to Gulf carriers, forging partnerships and selling stakes, after decades of distrust and allegations of unfair competition.