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...
A look at today’s important financial news and business updates from the Middle East region: Sanctions on Iran having moderate impact on Dubai economy – official A top Dubai official has said the emirate’s economy has felt only a modest impact...
Etisalat and du, UAE's telecom companies, were swamped with customers today when they launched Apple's new iPhone 4S mobile phone in sync with Apple's official launch in the UAE. Both companies reported they ran out of black models by...
A photograph of the President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan receiving rulers as well as top ranking officials of the UAE features on the main pages of Khaleej Times as well as Gulf News. The National, however, has...
A look at today’s important financial news and business updates from the Middle East region: Dubai top Middle East destination – study The home to the world’s tallest skyscraper is also the Middle East’s top destination this year with 7.9 million...
A look at today’s important financial news and business updates from the Middle East region: International VoIP calls in UAE soon, says Etisalat executive UAE telecoms operator Etisalat announced it will offer Internet-based phone calls by the end of the second...
Middle East Business News Review – A look at today’s important financial news and business updates from the Middle East and North Africa Bahrain airlines’ merger on horizon Bahrain Air, the Gulf kingdom’s private carrier, is engaged in “serious” talks with...
A look at today’s important financial news and business updates from the Middle East region: Qatargas, Tepco enter long-term LNG accord Qatargas said on Monday it has entered into a new long-term agreement with its largest Japanese LNG buyer, Tokyo Electric...
Middle East Business News Review – A look at today’s important financial news and business updates from the Gulf, Levant and North Africa: Ras Al Khaimah retail economy growing despite tough competition Retailers in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) are hoping for...
A look at today’s important financial news and business updates from the Middle East region: Doha 2020 Olympic bid eliminated The chase to host the 2020 Summer Games was cut down to a three horse race between Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo...
Middle East Business News Review - A look at today’s important financial news and business updates from the Middle East and North Africa region: UAE seventh on Global Retail Development Index A study released by a global management consultancy firm said...
Middle East Business News Review – A look at today’s important financial news and business updates from the Middle East and North Africa Dubai leads Middle East hotel industry June performance The Middle East North Africa region posted a positive performance...
Middle East Business News Review - A look at today’s important financial news and business updates from the Gulf, Levant and North Africa: Istithmar to turn Queen Elizabeth II ship into luxury hotel DP World Chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem on...
According to the Scotsman, Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond is expected to sign a deal with Masdar, Abu Dhabi's green city project at the sidelines of World Energy Future Summit in the UAE capital later this month. The agreement...
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...
A look at today's important financial news and business updates from the Middle East region: Etihad Rail delegation returns from Europe after reviewing security standards A delegation of Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s railway network, has returned...
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...
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...
A look at today’s important financial news and business updates from the Middle East region: UAE horses – bred with passion and big money The world-famous horseracing industry of Dubai came to the salvation of a crisis-hit family in Uruguay, all...
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...
A look at today’s important financial news and business updates from the Middle East region: UAE praised for its aviation policies United Arab Emirates’ aviation policies have won praise from an unexpected quarter. In the past, major European, Australian and US-based...
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...
The United Arab Emirates has been ranked fifth in the world in terms of government spending efficiency in the 2011-12 Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum. The report highlighted the UAE's efficient and transparent performance in terms...
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...
Downtown Dubai’s cultural district to include opera house, art gallery Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai and also the UAE’s vice president and prime minister, announced plans on Wednesday of establishing a cultural district in downtown Dubai...
A look at today’s important financial news and business updates from the Middle East region: Dubai economy registered 3.4% growth in 2011 Dubai’s statistics office said on Tuesday the emirate’s economy grew 3.4% in real terms in 2011, thanks to strong...
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...
Middle East Business News Review – A look at today’s important financial news and business updates from the Gulf, Levant and North Africa: UAE, Qatar rank among top 50 Global Innovation Index countries Qatar and The United Arab Emirates are leading...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
A look at today’s important financial news and business updates from the Middle East region: UAE federal bankruptcy law to be ready by year end The UAE Justice Minister Hadef bin Juan al-Dhaheri announced on Monday the government is close to...
A look at today’s important financial news and business updates from the Middle East region: GCC to impose heavy taxes on soft drinks, tobacco products Soft drink addicts would have to pay 50% more for their favourite beverage as authorities in...
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...
A look at today’s important financial news and business updates from the Middle East region: Saudi-BAE Hawk deal inches closer According to a British newspaper report, BAE Systems is close to sealing a $808 million deal with Saudi Arabia to sell...
Middle East Business News Review – A look at today’s important financial news and business updates from the Middle East and North Africa Qantas seeking Emirates ‘lifeline’ – report Australian flag carrier Qantas said on Thursday it is holding talks with...