100 carat SA diamond to fetch up to $25m

2015-03-16 19:11

A "flawless" 100 carat diamond discovered in De Beers mines is on show in Dubai and will be auctioned by Sotheby's next month, where it could fetch up to $25m.

Dubai foreign workers stage rare strike

2015-03-11 14:49

Hundreds of foreign construction workers have staged a rare protest in the Gulf state of Dubai, defying the law against going on strike.

Huge blaze guts 79-floor Dubai skyscraper

2015-02-21 16:41

Hundreds of panicked residents have fled one of the tallest towers in Dubai as a huge fire engulfed the skyscraper, causing extensive damage to its luxury flats.

Badri: Opec has no target price

2014-12-14 12:00

Opec's secretary-general says he believes Gulf countries should continue to invest in exploration despite oil hitting a five-year low.

Pakistan favourites in test series

2014-11-15 11:54

Pakistan is favoured to capture its test series against New Zealand when it opens the second test on another slow-turning wicket after 248-run win in the first test.

Oz bowl out Pakistan

2014-10-10 17:34

Pakistan, who opted to bat after winning the toss, were bowled out for 215 in the second day-night international against Australia in Dubai.

Female UAE pilot leads strikes on jihadists

2014-09-25 23:07

A female pilot has led United Arab Emirates air strikes that targeted Islamic State jihadists in Syria as part of the US-led campaign against extremists.

Emirates could buy 60-80 more A380s - report

2014-07-17 09:22

Dubai's Emirates could buy an extra 60-80 Airbus A380s if the superjumbo were revamped with more fuel-efficient engines by 2020, according to a report.

Dubai to build world's biggest shopping center

2014-07-06 11:42

The shopping-loving city that is home to one of the world's largest shopping malls wants to build one even bigger.

Dubai could face looming property bubble

2014-06-16 18:30

A leap in bank lending to the construction industry indicates financial institutions have resumed pouring money into real estate projects in Dubai.


Car is king as Dubai overtakes NY, London

2015-03-16 11:02

The number of vehicles in Dubai has doubled over the past eight years giving the Gulf emirate more cars per person than New York or London.

Orascom Construction offers shares in $185m IPO

2015-03-04 12:09

Orascom Construction plans to offer 11% of its shares on the Cairo bourse to raise $185m, with the business seeking a dual listing on the Egyptian stock market.

Dubai tops Heathrow as best worldwide airport

2015-01-27 16:00

Dubai International has overtaken London's Heathrow Airport to become the world's top hub in international travel after handling 70.47 million passengers in 2014.

US teacher stabbed to death in Abu Dhabi mall

2014-12-04 14:42

An American teacher has been stabbed to death in a ladies' toilet at an Abu Dhabi shopping mall, in a slaying apparently carried out by an assailant dressed head-to-toe in a traditional black robe.

Pakistan beat Oz decisively

2014-10-26 14:49

Spinners Zulfiqar Babar and Yasir Shah have spurred Pakistan to an emphatic victory over Australia in their Test in Dubai.

Sizzling Dubai property prices cool down

2014-10-01 10:53

Dubai property prices are cooling to healthy levels after a two-year rally during which real estate rebounded from a slump when the global financial crisis hit.

Dubai's latest luxury is ... halaal wine with gold flecks

2014-09-12 05:00

Dubai has put on sale 'halaal' non-alcoholic sparkling white wine with flecks of a 24-carat edible gold leaf gleaming at the bottom for $150 a bottle.

Dubai real estate giant's profits surge

2014-07-09 13:45

Dubai's Nakheel real estate giant, hit badly during the global debt crisis, says its profits surged 54% in the first half of 2014 to reach $502.7m.

Dubai starts 'Mall of the World' project

2014-07-06 10:29

Dubai is on course to start working on a project to build an entertainment and hotel district that will include the world's largest shopping mall.

Lady Gaga's Dubai concert will reportedly be censored to respect culture

2014-05-13 20:00

A planned Lady Gaga concert in Dubai in September will be censored to respect cultural traditions, the United Arab Emirates daily Gulf News has reported.

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