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Abu Dhabi's Aabar gets nod to tighten grip on Arabtec

Abu Dhabi's Aabar gets nod to tighten grip on Arabtec

Unit of Aabar Investments receives regulatory approval to buy a further 100 million shares in Dubai construction giant

Saudi Arabia still on track to open up stock market in H1

Saudi Arabia still on track to open up stock market in H1

Capital Market Authority chairman says bourse will open to direct foreign investment by end of June

Abu Dhabi house prices flat for first time in nearly 2 years

Abu Dhabi house prices flat for first time in nearly 2 years

New Jones Lang LaSalle report shows no increase in prices in Q4 - for the first time since Q1 2013

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What makes a football club truly global?

What makes a football club truly global?

Is it revenue sales, title success or star players...

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Whatever happened to the Palm Monorail?

Whatever happened to the Palm Monorail?

Time for a re-think of the $400m project, says Anil...

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Demanding a fare deal on oil

Demanding a fare deal on oil

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Why a downturn IS a laughing matter

Why a downturn IS a laughing matter

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Saudi economic reforms must focus on efficiency - minister
Politics & Economics»

Saudi economic reforms must focus on efficiency - minister

Economy and Planning Minister Muhammad al-Jasser says reforms will continue under new King Salman

Saudi Arabia sets up call centres to avoid labour disputes
Construction»

Saudi Arabia sets up call centres to avoid labour disputes

Ministry of Labour establishes call centres in six key construction hubs across Gulf kingdom

UAE expects oil price to start rebound by mid-2015
Politics & Economics»

UAE expects oil price to start rebound by mid-2015

Economy minister Sultan bin Saeed al-Mansouri predicts oil market recovery, improvement in major economies

Bahrain plans to segregate expat bachelors in Manama
Culture & Society»

Bahrain plans to segregate expat bachelors in Manama

Study to be carried out by Capital Trustees Board to decide where expat bachelors can live

Kuwait's Zain says Iraq court rejects $4.5bn claim against firm
Technology»

Kuwait's Zain says Iraq court rejects $4.5bn claim against firm

Claim is related to Zain's acquisition of an Iraqi telecom operator in 2007

Most London-listed local firms agree dual-listing in Abu Dhabi
Markets»

Most London-listed local firms agree dual-listing in Abu Dhabi

Three Abu Dhabi firms have listed in London since 2013 - Al Noor Hospitals, Gulf Marine Services and NMC Health

Qatari Diar said to win approval for major Egypt project
Construction»

Qatari Diar said to win approval for major Egypt project

Developer reportedly wins nod to progress with mixed-use project in North and South Sinai

UAE online retailer expands operations amid growing orders
Retail»

UAE online retailer expands operations amid growing orders

Namshi.com, which specialises in fashion and lifestyle retail, opens warehouse to allows processing of 30,000 orders per day

Qatar's QInvest launches new European equities fund
Banking & Finance»

Qatar's QInvest launches new European equities fund

Fund will focus on investing in pan-European blue-chip, mid and large-cap stocks; managed by Pioneer Investments

Bahrain bank says chairman resigns for personal reasons
Banking & Finance»

Bahrain bank says chairman resigns for personal reasons

Ahli United Bank, Bahrain's largest lender, says it has accepted resignation of Fahad al-Rajaan

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Gulf's largest indoor entertainment hub set to open on Pearl-Qatar

Gulf's largest indoor entertainment hub set to open on Pearl-Qatar

Megapolis will include arcades and indoor attractions like golf, bowling, snooker, billiard and darts, plus high tech 3D and 5D games

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Jamie Oliver’s Istanbul restaurant files for bankruptcy after 14 months

Jamie Oliver’s Istanbul restaurant files for bankruptcy after 14 months

Management claim the difficult Turkish economy was to blame, but say it will reopen

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McLaren announces new 650S race car

McLaren announces new 650S race car

Designed to celebrate the brand's win in the 24 Hours Le Mans race in 1995

Culture & Society»
Egypt museum admits King Tut's beard broke off and was glued back

Egypt museum admits King Tut's beard broke off and was glued back

The beard broke off when museum workers were changing the lights in its display case

Photos»
Sport»
Grace claims second title of season at Qatar Masters

Grace claims second title of season at Qatar Masters

Next event on European Tour calendar is Omega Dubai Classic in Emirates Golf Club

Education»
Qatar, UK library project to digitise more than 1m documents

Qatar, UK library project to digitise more than 1m documents

Partnership between Qatar Foundation, Qatar National Library and British Library enters second phase

Travel & Hospitality»
Pullman launches second upscale property in UAE

Pullman launches second upscale property in UAE

35-storey hotel in JLT Dubai offers 354 rooms, suites and serviced apartments

Videos»
Culture & Society»
Dubai sets world record for largest vertical maze

Dubai sets world record for largest vertical maze

Al Rostamani Group's Maze Tower has now been listed by Guinness World Records

Sport»
Pacquiao lined up for UAE bout

Pacquiao lined up for UAE bout

Possibility fight could happen in either Dubai or Abu Dhabi

Culture & Society»
Pakistan's Imran Khan to perform Umrah in Saudi Arabia

Pakistan's Imran Khan to perform Umrah in Saudi Arabia

The former cricket star who has led often violent street protests against the Pakistani gov’t is expected to arrive in Saudi Arabia this week

Arts»
Christie's Dubai reports 58% boost in sales in 2014

Christie's Dubai reports 58% boost in sales in 2014

Auction house says it made more than $29m from its Dubai sales between March and October

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