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Man killed friend in ‘self defence’ at Abu Dhabi party

A man claimed he stabbed his friend to death in self defence after he was insulted in front of his wife and children. Abu Dhabi...

Middle East needs to expand airports to sustain aviation growth momentum

Airport passenger volumes across the Middle East region outstripped airport capacity by 11 per cent in 2015, according to research by MEED. The gap between...

Hitting UAE criminals in the pocket

The maximum financial penalty for a criminal offence is to rise ten-fold as part of sweeping changes to UAE penal law. The amount has increased...

Woman to be deported for breaching UAE Charity Law

A woman has been fined Dhs5,000 and faces deportation after being found guilty of breaching the UAE’s laws on charity fundraising. Dubai Court of Appeal...

Riverland makes waves in Dubai

Riverland Dubai hasn't opened yet and already people are asking if they can get married there. That's just one of the questions that management has...

Middle East set to be the biggest market for flying cars

The Middle East will be the biggest market for flying cars once the final model is launched next year. This is according to Juraj Vaculik,...

Video: Superfast Dubai-Abu Dhabi transport

A teaser has been released that shows for the first time how a superfast Dubai-Abu Dhabi transport may look. The film released by Danish design...

Indian actress Huma Qureshi takes on the world

Huma Qureshi might be big news in Bollywood, but the up-and-coming actress is not limiting herself to the Mumbai movie industry. The Indian actress made...

Kitten dies after being thrown from taxi window in Dubai

A Dubai resident has described the moment she stopped her car at the side of the road to help a kitten that had been...

Rihanna’s back-up dancer found safe

Rihanna's missing backup dancer has been found safe. The singer issued a plea for fans to help find Shirlene Quigley, who had been seen getting...

What’s in store at Global Village this season

Global Village is back for its 21st season with a host of new attractions, including stunt shows and weekly concerts. The Middle East's most popular...

Half of stroke victims in the UAE are under 45

Doctors have warned many UAE residents need to undergo "urgent lifestyle changes" as new figures revealed half of stroke victims are under the age...

Safety expert hits out at lack of fire drills in Dubai

The number of people living in high-rise buildings in Dubai who have not taken part in fire drills is “a scary thing”. That was the...

Runaway maids in Abu Dhabi forced to become prostitutes

Three men are accused of helping maids to abscond from their employers and then getting them to work as prostitutes. Abu Dhabi Criminal Court heard...

‘Tribal’ attitudes affect business says Kanoo Group chief

Many companies trading in the UAE are still too “tribal” in the way they operate and rely on a single individual to lead and make...

Man arrested over UAE national dress demands $450m compensation

A businessman who was detained by armed police at a US hotel when a clerk became suspicious of his Emirati clothing is to take...

flydubai opens new rewards programme  

Dubai-based airline flydubai has launched its own rewards programme. Called OPEN, the programme is designed for flyers to earn and spend reward points in a...

Rolls-Royce with Dhs33 million licence plate spotted parked in disabled bay

The driver of the millionaire businessman whose car is fitted with the Dhs33 million ($9 million) number plate has been hit with a fine...
Gate Avenue at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

Construction to begin on Dhs1bn Gate Avenue at DIFC

Construction will soon begin on the Dhs1 billion Gate Avenue development at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Contractor Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) was awarded the...

Motorist killed in traffic accident in Dubai

A motorist was killed and other two were injured in a traffic accident in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Dubai Police said. The crash took place on Sheikh...




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