UAE

September 2, 2014

Watch out for "The Human League" in Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
10:38 GMT

They've caused quite a stir in the U.K. and now they're carrying their new wave tunes to the UAE.

The mall is one of five projects opened in Dubai (Image: Nakheel)
09:09 GMT

Major Dubai developer Nakheel officially opened the Jumeirah Park Pavillion as the first of five malls to be launched in the emirate.

Residential properties posted a 34.5 percent growth in July - a significant increase from 2013 (File/AFP)
08:42 GMT

Residential property prices increased by 34.5 percent in July, compared to the previous year.

September 1, 2014

Expo Centre Sharjah saw a 25 percent rise in visitors for 2014 (File)
11:49 GMT

Expo Centre Sharjah is high in demand for events with a 25 percent rise in visitors for the first half of 2014.

Abu Dhabi has 157 hotels and hotel apartments across the city (Image: Trip Discovery)
08:45 GMT

Hotel occupancy in Abu Dhabi rose by three points in July while in industry saw a hike in guest arrivals by 26 percent in July, compared to the previous year.

Phase two of the expansion will include new retail stores spread across 100,000 square feet over two floors (File)
07:41 GMT

Organizers have launched the second phase of expansion for Dubai Festival City. The large-scale refurbishment program started in 2014.

August 31, 2014

Qantas Group declared a before tax loss of 642 million Australian dollars (Dh2.2 billion) and a statutory after tax loss.
14:33 GMT

“People who once flew on Qantas operated aircraft who suddenly fly on the Emirates operated aircraft are seeing a big improvement in quality. Instead of booking on the Qantas website they are now just jumping on the Emirates website.”

Hotel occupancy in Dubai slid by 4.6 percent in July (File/AFP)
11:31 GMT

Dubai's hotel sector barely managed to break even in July. Occupancy levels slid by 4.6 percent due to a summer slowdown including the month of Ramadan.

Flydubai will launch three new routes to East Africa in September (File/AFP)
10:38 GMT

Flydubai added three new routes to East Africa, which will be launched in September making it the first Emirati carrier to fly to Rwanda and Burundi.

The wind farm will save up to $475,000 annually in the tiny islands (File/AFP)
09:58 GMT

One of the UAE's biggest clean energy companies, Masdar, has developed Samoa's first wind farm on the island of Upolu.

Come one, Karmon! The Dutch DJ is about to do Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
08:15 GMT

He's been a hit around the region, and now he'll be mixin' the beats for the bad a city of Dubai.

August 28, 2014

CEO of Jannah Hotels and Resorts, Imad Darwish, said there is a greater need of hotels ahead of Dubai Expo 2020 (Image: File)
11:55 GMT

Jannah Hotels and Resorts is planning to expand across the UAE by introducing more apartment hotels and brands to the company.

Number plates in Dubai haven’t changed for decades
11:55 GMT

Vehicles registered in Dubai will soon have number plates with new designs as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is working on plans to replace the existing designs and colours.

Dubai Expo 2020 is expected to host up to 300,000 visitors during peak time (Image: Khaleej Times)
06:58 GMT

Planning for Dubai Expo 2020 has entered the next phase, organizers said in a statement Wednesday.

August 27, 2014

Residential rents dropped by 2.9 percent in the first half of 2014 (File/AFP)
12:26 GMT

Dubai residential rents have dropped slightly in the first half of 2014 by 2.0 percent according to a recent report from the Phidar's House Price Index.