India businessman pays $9m for Dubai number plate

2016-10-09 17:53

An Indian businessman has paid $9m at auction to grab a single-digit car registration plate in Dubai, feeding a passion for "unique" number plates.

High-rise tower being built in Abu Dhabi catches fire

2016-08-30 18:03

A high-rise building under construction in Abu Dhabi has caught fire, the latest in a series of tower blazes to hit the UAE.

Emirates plane may have attempted go-around before crash

2016-08-04 22:21

An Emirates airliner that crash landed in Dubai tried to regain altitude in the last moments before it hit the ground, transponder data and air traffic control communications suggest.

Firefighter killed in Dubai as 100s flee burning plane

2016-08-03 21:14

Hundreds of passengers have fled an Emirates airliner that crash-landed and caught fire in Dubai, resulting in the death of a firefighter and a four-hour shutdown of the busy airport.

UAE warns against wearing traditional clothes abroad

2016-07-03 14:31

The United Arab Emirates is warning its citizens to avoid wearing traditional garments when traveling abroad after an Emirati man was handcuffed in Ohio over terrorism fears

Ramadan: New moon sighted

2016-06-05 20:09

Millions of Muslims around the world will mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan on Monday, a time marked intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts.

Stowaway found aboard Emirates flight

2016-05-31 22:36

A teenage Chinese stowaway has been found in the cargo hold of an Emirates passenger plane after it landed in Dubai.

Survey finds bribery runs highest among courts in Mideast

2016-05-03 12:13

A new report by an anti-corruption watchdog shows that on average, 30% of people in nine countries surveyed in the Middle East have had to pay a bribe to access some kind of public service.

Guptas conceded - EFF

2016-04-10 09:29

The Gupta family leaving the country is a clear sign that the controversial businessmen have conceded, the Economic Freedom Fighters say.

UAE authority: Russia plane crash data 'satisfactory'

2016-03-28 07:08

The United Arab Emirates' aviation regulator says investigators have successfully downloaded all the information from the flight recorders on the FlyDubai plane that crashed in southern Russia.


Emirates crash: Pilot tried to abort landing

2016-09-06 16:28

A preliminary report into the Emirates airliner crash landing in Dubai in August, has found that the pilot attempted to abort the landing after an initial touchdown.

Dubai plane crash survivor hits $1m jackpot

2016-08-11 14:04

It's been an eventful few days for Mohammad Basheer Abdul Khadar, an Indian living in Dubai.

Dubai airport scraps over 200 flights

2016-08-04 15:44

Traffic at Dubai airport remains disrupted with 237 flights cancelled, a day after an Emirates plane crash-landed.

PICS: Emirates passenger plane crash lands in Dubai

2016-08-03 12:28

An Emirates flight from Trivandrum in India has crash landed at Dubai International Airport.

Top human rights activist rearrested in Bahrain

2016-06-13 13:30

Leading Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab has been rearrested by security forces in the Gulf island state, his family said on Twitter.

Gulf stocks mixed as Ramadan heralds quiet period

2016-06-05 16:07

Gulf stocks were mixed as trading slumped in advance of the holy month of Ramadan, when business across the region slows.

Guptas take up residence in R445m Dubai mansion - report

2016-05-08 11:08

Members of the Gupta family have reportedly taken up residence in one of Dubai's most expensive properties, it has been reported.

Dubai to build tallest tower, beating its own record

2016-04-10 16:02

The new tower will be "a notch" taller than the world's tallest skyscraper, Burj Khalifa, developer says.

Gupta brothers leave South Africa

2016-04-10 08:01

Ajay and Atul Gupta have left South Africa for Dubai after announcing their resignation from Oakbay Investments and Oakbay Resources and Energy.

38 guilty on terror charge in UAE

2016-03-27 19:41

The top security court in the United Arab Emirates has jailed 38 people for plotting terrorist attacks and seeking to overthrow the government to create an Islamic state.

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