A photograph of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammad honouring the RTA chairman on successful completion of city's Metro Green Line has featured on the main pages of today's Gulf News and Khaleej Times. The National has published a snap of...
The papers on Saturday are dominated by the news from Libya where Gaddafi loyalists are putting on a stiff resistance. The National carried a large 5 column photograph that shows rebels carrying an injured fighter away from the battle...
Heavy fighting in Libya and floods in Pakistan dominate the front pages of The National and Khaleej Times with big photographs of the affected people wading through knee-deep waters taking centre stage. Gulf News, however, has published a 5-column...
Monday's UAE papers are quite diverse with their front page news items. Gulf News says Palestine bid is a test for Obama as the US is lobbying support from undecided Security Council members. The paper adds that the US president...
Palestine UN statehood bid and the looming tension is the main story for the papers. Khaleej Times carries a photograph of Palestinian schoolchildren holding a poster of President Mahmoud Abbas at a rally in occupied West Bank town of Tulkarem....
Sheikh Khalifa's call to vote in the FNC elections makes several front pages. Gulf News published an exclusive report which included part of the UAE president's message to 129,000 Emirati men and women who will vote on Saturday to choose...
Emirati newspapers unanimously carried the statement of UAE Vice President Sheikh Mohammad in which he called on voters to elect good and competent candidates in a civilised and democratic manner. Gulf News called the polls a 'new chapter' in UAE...
Today is an important day in the political history of the United Arab Emirates as around 130,000 Emiratis, 30 per cent of the population, will visit 13 polling stations across the country to cast their votes for 20 Federal...
The historic FNC elections dominate Emirati newspapers today with front pages adorned with photographs of people casting their votes. Both Gulf News and Khaleej Times have published a photograph of UAE Vice President Sheikh Mohammed casting his symbolic vote...
The surprisingly low turnout of 24 September FNC elections has got the newspapers talking. Gulf News' reported that many observers blame the lack of electoral culture among a large segment of citizens. Limited mandate of the FNC, lack of publicity...
Tuesday's papers reflect on the unfortunate death of two promising UAE footballers who died in two separate tragic road accidents within the last 48 hours, leaving the public and football fans in a complete state of shock. Gulf News said...
The front pages of today's UAE newspapers have published mixed stories ranging from national to international issues. Khaleej Times reported the government is mulling new welfare plans for expats and an unemployment insurance scheme for UAE nationals. The announcement comes...
FNC election results stand valid, the National Elections Committee (NEC) declared in its ruling while deciding the appeals of 27 challengers in accordance with Article 59 of the executive regulations for elections. Gulf News quoted the committee as saying that...
The killing of Al Qaeda in Yemen leader in a US drone attack is a big talking point in today's newspapers. Khaleej Times reported the air raid caused a double blow to Al-Qaeda as both Anwar Al-Awlaki, an American-born radical...
Unlike Khaleej Times, local stories dominate the front pages of both Gulf News and The National. Gulf News reported that a deadline has been set by the Ministry of Environment and Water to stop the use of non bio-degradable plastic...
Today's newspapers reflect the regional disturbances in Syria, Libya and Yemen. Gulf News reported signs of civil war in Syria after troops loyal to Baathist regime pounded the rebel-controlled town of Rastan and claimed taking control of it after heaving...
The National's headline says 'Poor quality education failing our children' as top ministry adviser has called for reforms. The paper quoted Dr. Abdulla Al Amiri, adviser to the Minister of Education, as saying that public school system with no...
UAE papers have splashed the photographs of Gemsolar plant established at Fuentes de Andalucia in southern Spain. Gulf News' main headline says, "UAE, Spain team up for clean energy," while reporting that Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed inaugurated the Torresol Energy's...
Today's Khaleej Times has reported the bonanza announcement made by the Dubai government that is set to add more comfort to the lives of Emirati nationals. According to the announcement by Sheikh Mohammad, Vice President of UAE and the ruler...
Today's newspapers are filled with news and photographs of Yemeni democracy rights activist, Tawakul Karman, who received the Nobel Peace Prize and become the first Arab woman to be awarded the often controversial award. The National published a giant photograph...
While UAE newspapers are quite diverse with their front page stories, Dubai's technology trade show has managed to capture prominent space. Both Gulf News and Khaleej Times have published snaps of the Gitex Shopper which opened at the Airport Expo...
Both The National and Khaleej Times have reported the pledge made by Abu Dhabi's education authorities to increase school seats by 60,000 in near future. The National said requests to open 47 private schools with British, American, Indian and Arabic...
The boost in social welfare spending featured big on front pages of today's newspapers. The National reported that cabinet ministers approved a draft budget that will increase spending on social services, health care and higher education by two per cent...
Today's newspapers have discussed the global riots against the elite in great detail. "The 99% cry for change" Khaleej News' main headline declared along with a large photograph of a half naked protestor hurling a tear gas canister towards police...
Both Khaleej Times and Gulf News have featured the developments regarding Syria. Gulf News said Arab League has been served an ultimatum to start comprehensive dialogue with the opposition within two weeks. The Dubai-based paper quoted sources within the League...
Violence in the region dominated the front pages of today's UAE papers. Renewed bloodshed in Syria and Al Assad regime's dismissal of Arab League demands were reported by Gulf News and The National. Syrian opposition has already expressed its anger...
Wednesday's newspapers are euphoric about the prisoner swap between Israel and Palestine. Gulf News said 477 Palestinian prisoners were released by Israeli authorities in the landmark deal that also saw the return of Gilad Shalit, the detained Israeli soldier who...
The National main headline said Emirati jobs target will fail without subsidies as GCC ministers gathered to discuss the challenges of localisation of labour. "Why do we need subsidies? Because the gap between the private and government salaries is...
Gaddafi's last moments and brutal death at the hands of his captors has taken UAE's newspapers by storm. Gulf News published the photograph of Gaddafi's bloodied body lying in a storage freezer in a Misurata market. The paper's main headline...
Today's papers have mourned the death of Saudi crown prince with main headlines and photograph of late Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. The National reported that the UAE President Sheikh Khalifa has sent a condolence message to Riyadh and ordered...
The massive earthquake in Turkey has grabbed headlines of today's newspapers. Khaleej Times said as many as 1,000 people are feared dead when a powerful earthquake measuring 7.2 on Richter scale hit the scenic city of Van and surrounding districts...
Sheikh Mohammed has approved an AED2bn construction package that oversees several tourism, residential and commercial projects across Dubai emirate. "The projects include the renovation of Al Maktoum Hospital, expansion of Le Meridien Airport Hotel, development of Al Muraqqabat and...
International Energy Agency has warned that oil prices could hit the $150 barrier if Middle East and North Africa countries stop investing in oil production. "If between 2011 and 2015 investment in the MENA region runs one-third lower than...
Emirates Airlines stole the Dubai Air Show on Sunday by placing a record-breaking order worth $18 billion that will see the inclusion of 50 Boeing 777s. Other option orders include 20 more 777s that will cost the Dubai flag...
Oman Air has also made a spectacular move to match regional rivals Emirates after the Muscat-based airlines announced an order of six Boeing 787-8s Dreamliners at the Dubai Airshow. Oman Air currently operates direct flights to 41 destinations across...
Qatar Airways and Airbus patched up their differences to seal a dramatic deal that confirmed the order for five A380 super jumbos and 50 A320neos along with another 30 options. Insiders said the deal stalled on the third day...
A purpose-built aerotropolis, named Dubai World Central, is set to host the 2013 version of Dubai Airshow. According to Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum, Chairman Dubai Aviation City Corporation, the aviation district covering 6.8 sq. km will provide both landslide...
Dubai's real estate market plummeted around 70 per cent seeing less than 1,700 deals in the first ten months this year compared to the housing market boom in mid-2008. Dubai Department of Land figures showed only 1,603 deals were...