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No Islamic New Year holiday for UAE gov't workers

No Islamic New Year holiday for UAE gov't workers

Official announcement says event, which will fall on either Friday or Saturday, will not be transferred to working day

Saudi's NCB to convert to Islamic bank after pressure from scholars

Saudi's NCB to convert to Islamic bank after pressure from scholars

Saudi's biggest bank responds to criticism as it launches a $6bn initial public offer of its shares

UAE 'takes first steps' to launch unmanned Mars probe

UAE 'takes first steps' to launch unmanned Mars probe

Sheikh Mohammed says seven-year technology project is a 'source of Arab pride'

Unified GCC visa policy being mulled by tourism ministers

Unified GCC visa policy being mulled by tourism ministers

Schengen-style visa would allow a person to visit the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman under a single visa

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What's the point?

What's the point?

Surveys and reports that are blatantly obvious are...

Tram trepidation

Tram trepidation

Motorists have already had accidents and Dubai's newest...

‘I’m not working today’

‘I’m not working today’

Part-time work & flexible hours are taking off in companies...

Why Buffett wouldn't have invested in Twitter

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Tamara Pupic explains why she’s been haunted by the...

Boeing sees funding boom for MidEast plane deliveries
Banking & Finance»

Boeing sees funding boom for MidEast plane deliveries

US plane maker says commercial financial institutions in the region are increasingly funding the record number of deliveries

Saudi Arabia's August oil exports fall to lowest in three years
Energy»

Saudi Arabia's August oil exports fall to lowest in three years

Top oil exporter fights for market share amid weak demand and ample supplies from rival producers

Kuwait's Mezzan says seeking to list on local stock market
Markets»

Kuwait's Mezzan says seeking to list on local stock market

Conglomerate seeks regulator's approval to list 30% of company on Kuwait Stock Exchange

IBM to pay Abu Dhabi-backed Globalfoundries to take chip unit
Technology»

IBM to pay Abu Dhabi-backed Globalfoundries to take chip unit

IBM says it will pay Globalfoundries $1.5bn in cash over the next three years to take the chip operations off its hands

Kuwait's CBK slashes bad loans as settlements reached
Banking & Finance»

Kuwait's CBK slashes bad loans as settlements reached

Commercial Bank of Kuwait says it has reached a string of debt settlements with clients

Qatar's QIB sees 12% jump in nine-month net profit
Banking & Finance»

Qatar's QIB sees 12% jump in nine-month net profit

Qatar Islamic Bank says it made $300m net profit for the year to September 30

Melia Hotels to make Qatar debut in January
Travel & Hospitality»

Melia Hotels to make Qatar debut in January

New 280-room property is unveiled with Tanmiyat Real Estate Investment Company in Doha

Qatar's largest Islamic lender posts 16% rise in nine-month net profit
Banking & Finance»

Qatar's largest Islamic lender posts 16% rise in nine-month net profit

Masraf Al Rayan says it made $384m net profit in the year to September 30

Rights group urges Kuwait to stop revoking citizenship of opponents
Politics & Economics»

Rights group urges Kuwait to stop revoking citizenship of opponents

Government says citizenship revoked for false documents, dual citizenship and security reasons

Do you actually own your house?
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Do you actually own your house?
Walking on air: Naji Skaf
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Walking on air: Naji Skaf
Interview: Deyaar CEO Saeed Al Qatami
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Interview: Deyaar CEO Saeed Al Qatami
The billion dollar war
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The billion dollar war
The empire strikes back
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The empire strikes back
Hole in one: Golfing in Dubai
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Hole in one: Golfing in Dubai
RAK and roll: Rino Sabatino
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RAK and roll: Rino Sabatino
Travel»
New ultra-luxury property portal launches in the UAE

New ultra-luxury property portal launches in the UAE

Luxury SQft targets high-end audience by listing the most exclusive residences

Cars & Boats»
World’s fastest ambulance unveiled in Dubai

World’s fastest ambulance unveiled in Dubai

“One second can be the difference between life and death,” says Dubai paramedic

Travel»

Launch of luxury steam train holidays from Europe to Tehran

Tickets for the two-week trip costs from $14,333 and starts in Budapest

Style»
AngelTouch: The beauty of tomorrow

AngelTouch: The beauty of tomorrow

2015 will see the introduction of a new generation of Tech-savvy beauty

Photos»
Arts»
Christie’s extends MidEast Modern Art sale to Oct 30

Christie’s extends MidEast Modern Art sale to Oct 30

The auction invested $20 million in technology to expand its online sales and customer base

Gourmet»
UAE's Hakkasan set to launch new Las Vegas nightclub

UAE's Hakkasan set to launch new Las Vegas nightclub

Abu Dhabi-owned hospitality firm to open Omnia concept at Caesars Palace in spring 2015

Travel & Hospitality»
First Etihad butlers complete Savoy training course

First Etihad butlers complete Savoy training course

Group of 13 will take to the skies on A380 superjumbo on London Heathrow route in December

Videos»
Arts»
UK actress Emily Blunt joins Dubai film fest jury

UK actress Emily Blunt joins Dubai film fest jury

Hollywood star is latest big name to be announced for annual IWC Filmmaker Award jury at DIFF

Culture & Society»
Dubai Police criticise Tim Hortons for social media blunder

Dubai Police criticise Tim Hortons for social media blunder

Company’s CEO apologies for promoting drinking beverages and driving

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