The new rules are an improvement, but proper implementation is vital, writes Murray Hunter and Cherese Thakur.
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Dubai's famous malls will shut down for a fortnight under the United Arab Emirates' plan to curb coronavirus, which will also see its airports closed to passenger and transit flights.
Lewis Hamilton heads into this weekend's season-ending floodlit Abu Dhabi Grand Prix seeking to mark his 250th Formula 1 race with a memorable performance as Mercedes bid to bounce back from an off-form outing in Brazil.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's has told officials in the United Arab Emirates they "will not be disappointed" as he wrapped up a short Gulf tour by signing deals worth more than $1.3bn in Abu Dhabi.
Bahrain sentencing 69 people to life in prison in mass trial, revokes citizenship of 138 on terrorism-related charges
A British woman has been prevented from leaving Dubai, police in the Emirate said, after her ex-husband's new wife pressed defamation charges over comments on Facebook.
Pope Francis will make a historic visit to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in February to attend an interfaith meeting, the Vatican announces.
The way Max Verstappen has driven recently offers encouragement of a more open Formula 1 title race next year.
A new report is describing Dubai's real-estate market as a haven for money launderers, terror financiers and drug traffickers sanctioned by the US in recent years.
The United Arab Emirates plans to allow full foreign ownership in companies and grant long-term visas to some investors and professionals as the Gulf economy seeks to attract more investments.
South Africa has emerged as a central location in a case involving a controversial Johannesburg-based businessman, who has been accused by the United States of illegally exporting items to Hezbollah, which it classifies as a terrorist organisation.
Zimbabwe's government has approached the United Arab Emirates in hopes of selling a stake in its national oil company, according to three company and government officials familiar with the plan.
An 8 000-year-old pearl that archaeologists say is the world's oldest will be displayed in Abu Dhabi, according to authorities who says it is proof the objects have been traded since Neolithic times.
A Middle Eastern woman who was left in a vegetative state for 28 years after a car crash has regained full consciousness.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which lead a military coalition against the Huthi rebels in Yemen, offered $200m in aid to the country for the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
A rescue helicopter has crashed near the world's longest zipline, killing its entire crew in Ras al-Khaimah in the northeastern area of the United Arab Emirates.
The 2018 Formula 1 season reaches its climax in Abu Dhabi this weekend with all the focus on two-time champion Fernando Alonso who competes in his final race.
Prosecutors in the United Arab Emirates are accusing a Moroccan woman of killing her boyfriend, then butchering and cooking his body and serving his remains to Pakistani workers in a traditional rice and meat dish known as machboos.
The fever, which can cause disease, death and abortion in livestock, has been confirmed in sheep on a farm in the Jacobsdal area of the Free State.
A Dubai princess who announced in a video published in March she was fleeing the emirate has since been "brought back", a source close to the Dubai government says.
Saudi Arabia has pledged $100m towards a five-nation anti-terror force in the Sahel region of West Africa, while the United Arab Emirates has offered $30m, French President Emmanuel Macron has said.
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