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Qatar failing to protect foreign domestic workers, says Amnesty

Qatar failing to protect foreign domestic workers, says Amnesty

New report by rights group paints bleak picture of women recruited from the Philippines, Indonesia and Sri Lanka

No property bubble looms in Abu Dhabi, say execs

No property bubble looms in Abu Dhabi, say execs

Risk largely dismissed at this week's Cityscape property exhibition in UAE capital

Dubai Holding unit to prepay $555m facility ahead of schedule

Dubai Holding unit to prepay $555m facility ahead of schedule

Dubai Holding Commercial Operations Group says it will make payment on May 13 from available funds

Arabian Business Cafe

Abu Dhabi to feel the force?

Abu Dhabi to feel the force?

The new Star Wars film will be filmed in the UAE, sources...

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Dubai heading for the world's biggest traffic jam?

Dubai heading for the world's biggest traffic jam?

Motorists need to know plans to manage building of...

2
Why Dubai isn't a plastic city

Why Dubai isn't a plastic city

Those who think the emirate lacks culture are wrong...

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Tipping should continue

Tipping should continue

Tipping your cabbie is as much custom as it is convenience...

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Saudi Arabia discovers 11 more cases of MERS virus
Healthcare»

Saudi Arabia discovers 11 more cases of MERS virus

Health ministry says latest cases include first in the Muslim holy city of Makkah

Jumeirah Group eyes more hotels in Dubai
Travel & Hospitality»

Jumeirah Group eyes more hotels in Dubai

Luxury hotelier says more properties are likely to be added to portfolio in run-up to World Expo 2020

Gulf's only listed bourse sees big jump in Q1 net profit
Markets»

Gulf's only listed bourse sees big jump in Q1 net profit

Dubai Financial Market outstrips analysts' expectations by making more than $58m in first three months

No pork in McDonald's meals, official UAE tests confirm
Retail»

No pork in McDonald's meals, official UAE tests confirm

Tests follow claims on social media that products imported by the fast-food giant were not halal

Qatar's largest Islamic lender posts 8% rise in Q1 net profit
Banking & Finance»

Qatar's largest Islamic lender posts 8% rise in Q1 net profit

Masraf Al Rayan beats analysts' expectations after making $118m in the first three months of the year

Dubai says new sukuk to open door for issues by state firms
Banking & Finance»

Dubai says new sukuk to open door for issues by state firms

Department of Finance says Dubai drew $2.3 billion of investor demand for the $750 million issue

UAE's First Gulf Bank posts 27% rise in Q1 net profit
Banking & Finance»

UAE's First Gulf Bank posts 27% rise in Q1 net profit

UAE banks in general have recorded impressive growth in the first quarter, continuing the trend from 2013

Saudi Telecom Co said to pick banks for debut sukuk
Banking & Finance»

Saudi Telecom Co said to pick banks for debut sukuk

Sources say Gulf's biggest telecom operator has chosen three banks to arrange the transaction

Kuwait's Al Madina seeks protection as losses widen
Banking & Finance»

Kuwait's Al Madina seeks protection as losses widen

Islamic investment firm says it is uncertain of its ability to continue as going concern

Iran president under fire over wife's 'lavish' party
Politics & Economics»

Iran president under fire over wife's 'lavish' party

Hassan Rouhani criticised by opponents over all-female palace ball held to mark Women's Day

Cracking the code
Transport»
Cracking the code
Buzz Aldrin: Man on a mission
Technology»
Buzz Aldrin: Man on a mission
UAE's role in the new space race
Technology»
UAE's role in the new space race
Qatar's labour requirements
Construction»
Qatar's labour requirements
Big in Bahrain
Construction»
Big in Bahrain
The gentleman’s lounge
Gourmet»
The gentleman’s lounge
Travel & Hospitality»
Prince Alwaleed's Four Seasons to launch private jet service

Prince Alwaleed's Four Seasons to launch private jet service

Luxury hotel operator co-owned by Saudi billionaire introduces unique experience for guests

Lifestyle»
ExL: Invest in time to make more time

ExL: Invest in time to make more time

People feel less empowered when they are time poor so stop being a slave to the clock

Travel & Hospitality»
Dubai's Burj Al Arab to offer helipad weddings starting from $55,000

Dubai's Burj Al Arab to offer helipad weddings starting from $55,000

Couples can arrive for the ceremony in an Italian twin engine Augusta 109 helicopter

Sport»
Video: Burj Khalifa sets world record for highest base jump

Video: Burj Khalifa sets world record for highest base jump

Soul Flyers World Champions Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet took an 828m leap off the Dubai skyscraper

Photos»
Culture & Society»
Cherie Blair teams up with UAE’s Crescent for female mentoring program

Cherie Blair teams up with UAE’s Crescent for female mentoring program

Crescent Enterprises employees with become mentors through the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Transport»
Etihad launches social media travel tips campaign

Etihad launches social media travel tips campaign

UAE flag carrier is promising to answer Facebook, Twitter travel queries within 10 mins as part of personalised social media push

Sport»
Manchester United announce departure of manager Moyes

Manchester United announce departure of manager Moyes

David Moyes pays the price for disappointing first season at the reigning Premier League champions

Videos»
Travel & Hospitality»
London 2012 Olympic architect designs Abu Dhabi covered park

London 2012 Olympic architect designs Abu Dhabi covered park

The 125,000sqm city centre area will have a design inspired by the cracked surface of the desert

Media»
Satirist Bassem Youssef's TV show suspended for 6 weeks

Satirist Bassem Youssef's TV show suspended for 6 weeks

Saudi-owned MBC TV network said decision was “to avoid influencing” Egyptian voters during presidential elections next month

Travel»
Hugh Jackman in Ski Dubai promo video

Hugh Jackman in Ski Dubai promo video

"I wish I was with you in the slopes in Dubai," X-Men star said

Transport»
Dubai's RTA expands The World marine transport deal

Dubai's RTA expands The World marine transport deal

Transport authority signs agreement to ferry visitors to and from The Heart of Europe Islands

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