Place:Abu Dhabi Story: 'Smart Shopper' Drive Objective: Educate consumers on safe shopping practices Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), the internationally recognized food and agriculture organization, is on its alert yet again, with the holy month of Ramadan starting in a few...
De Beers, the world's largest diamond miner, announced record first-half sales and a remarkable turnaround only two years after diamond prices collapsed. It was forced to seek a $US1 billion ($912 million) bailout from its shareholders, which include Anglo...
Place Dubai Story Green Line opens in September Objective The Green Line of the Dubai Metro project will become operational in September. The 23 km route will cover number of government offices, health care facilities, and commercial business district areas of Dubai. According to the...
Place Dubai and Saudi Arabia Story Doctors from Saudi Arabia and Dubai obtain permission to work in both countries Objective To assess the benefits of the pact. The healthcare authorities of Dubai and Saudi Arabia have decided to permit licensed medical practitioners of both countries...
Place:Dubai Story: DGCX to launch Indian Rupee options contract Objective: to build on growth of Indian Rupee futures trading In a press release Monday, DGCX announced plans to expand its Indian Rupee (INR) product offering with the launch of an INR Options...

UAE's Etisalat has renewed a management agreement with its Saudi Arabian affiliate Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) for five more years, the telecoms firm said in a statement on Sunday. Etisalat, which holds a 27.4 percent stake in Mobily, said in the...
Petrodollars! What a word! It is a term coined by Prof. Ibrahim Oweiss professor of economics at Georgetown University in 1973. Oweiss felt there was a need for a word to describe the situation then occurring in oil producing,...
Majid Al Futtaim Holding LLC (MAF), sole franchisee of Carrefour SA stores in the Middle East, raised $1 billion from a group of banks to refinance debt after delayed plans to sell bonds. The financing comprises a three-year revolving credit...
High price tags attached to property in Dubai now need not be a major cause of worry, as there are also some bargains on offer. According to listings by arabianbusiness, all available property in Dubai is broken down in...

UAE is basking in the recent growth of its eonomy. Strong oil prices accompanied by high public spending has improved the economy by 3.3% in 2011. The Abu Dhabi-based Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) stated in its latest report that...
Following suit after the recent crackdown in Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, now Dubai is regulating the air-drying of clothes in balconies and the display of dish antennas. Hanging clothes, installing dish antennas, or placing junk in balconies and those ignoring...
As the cost of living has been coming down in the country, it has resulted in employers dishing out less as pay packages for expats are now shrinking. Change in company hiring policies has further reduced the total compensation benefits,...
A poll conducted by Emirates 24/7 reveals UAE as a preferred destination for many foreign nationals. Respondents stated that UAE is safer compared to their home country. Post recession places like Singapore and India have better opportunities than before, but...
Meeting the demand for power would require GCC countries to invest more in energy projects, leading energy experts have said. To meet an estimated six to 10 per cent annual surge in demand for power, which is around eight gigawatts...
The Dubai International Motor Show (DIMS) has certainly moved up many strides since its inception 11 years back. In UAE's calendar, it is the most awaited biggest event this year. November is expected to be the busiest month on wheels...
Trendy world, trendy people & trendy drink that is what energy drinks become in today's life style. In the current scenario energy drinks are just like a trendy beverage & we can get the evidence of its popularity by...
The opening of Ferrari World generated a lot of buzz in the UAE, not just because of the prestigious brand but because there have been no new theme parks in the country for years. Located on Yas Island, the...
Rising inflation and the consequent food price increases is causing a saving spree among women in the region. In addition to changing the kind of groceries that come into their homes, they are now being very selective in making...
Air freight is an important element in todays business world. Air freight companies help in shipping goods and heavy weight items from one country or state to another in a short time period. As air planes are used in...
Saudi Arabia's labor ministry issued new laws affecting women at the workplace, on Sunday. According to the new rules, only women may work in lingerie and cosmetic stores. Men will be forbidden from entering these type of shops. Such...
After a successful 20 year partnership with Al Habtoor motors, Aston Martin is parting ways, as part of a strategic expansion plan in the Middle East and North Africa to emphasize the company as a maker of luxury products...
A filing by First Gulf Bank (FGB) shows that it has ended ties with its Libyan unit, First Gulf Libya Bank (FGLB), after political unrest in the country and its investment in the unit has been classified as "available...
Dubai closed a $800 million financing deal with lenders based on securitizing road toll receipts, London-based Middle East Economic Digest (MEED), reported on Tuesday. The loan, which will be used to fund infrastructure projects, received a strong response from lenders,...
Emirates is investing in a wide-body jet fleet including 90 Airbus SAS A380 Super-jumbos worth $34bn at list prices and financing the planes isn't a concern as it's fully funded through July 2012. The Airbus A380 superjumbo jet is with...
UAE is under review for a potential upgrade to an emerging market status by Standard & Poors, an executive said, a coveted status seen boosting foreign fund inflows to the region. The Gulf countries are currently classified as "frontier" by...
Arabtec Construction, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arabtec Holding, the contractor behind Burj Khalifa, led momentum on the Dubai Stock Exchange as Arabtec Construction gained its highest point in two months. The ban on Riad Kamal, a chief executive officer...