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Kuwait names Anas al-Saleh new acting oil minister

Policy change not expected as deputy premier and finance minister takes on additional role


Schlumberger becomes first Dubai World Trade Centre Freezone company

The company is also the first blue chip tenant at the Dubai Trade Centre District, a mixed-use development within the Dubai World Trade Centre Freezone

United Arab Emirates

The case for enhanced air traffic control

Incremental changes in air traffic management can yield significant economic benefits, writes John Swift


"Nations only grow by the heroic acts of their valiant servicemen, who are recorded in the annals of history for their ultimate sacrifices. It is through these sacrifices by our martyrs that we build the strength and glory and pride of our nation"

— — UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Zurich to scale back general insurance business in Middle East

The Swiss insurer said that it will fully close its general insurance business in the Middle East by 2016


Qatar issues travel ban on contractors after floods

The government initiated a probe after part of Doha’s Hamad International Airport’s roof began leaking, following last week's severe rainfall


Nearly half of UAE residents are not protected in the event of their death

Price found to be the most significant factor among those opting out of life insurance


Dubai launches Dhs 50bn clean energy strategy

The strategy aims to build an infrastructure, form laws to support the clean energy sector and ease funding for energy firms to realise Dubai’s clean energy goals


Exclusive: Akbar Al Baker on Qatar Airways' climb to the top

In an exclusive interview, Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker shares his thoughts on the airline’s ascent to the top of the aviation market


A week in the life of...Benny Parihar

Dubai-based CRYO Holdings’ partner Parihar says his weekly schedule includes meeting, travelling and chilling – quite literally


Bridging Africa through the UAE

The UAE is an ideal base for companies with operations in Africa, writes Anand Kapoor


Qatar's banks set for growth on hopes of strong economy

The economic outlook for the Qatari banking sector remains good, despite some grey clouds


How to launch a business with limited connections

BNI National Middle East and East Africa director Bijay Rajnikantt Shah explains the importance of your business network

Car review: BMW i8

The BMW i8 shows the power of the electric motor


Have your say

What is the biggest challenge facing innovation in the UAE?

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Travel Review: A day in Madrid

Madrid’s open cafes, stately architecture, cobbled streets and friendly residents allure visitors to this pulsing city


How I got here: Alan Robertson, JLL Middle East and North Africa CEO

Having spent 28 years with property broker, the Scotsman describes how he rose to the top


UAE cuts fuel prices for December

Petrol and diesel prices have fallen for the month of December

Nakheel inks deal with Starwood to open St Regis hotel in Palm Jumeirah

Set to contain 289 rooms , the hotel will be the centrepiece of the 52-storey, mixed-use Palm Tower


How to protect your company data from holiday workers

Employees logging into work during their holidays can compromise a company's IT security


UAE users lost Dhs 5bn through cybercrime – report

Increased smartphones' penetration rates and growing social media usage have escalated cyber security threats for UAE residents


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EXCLUSIVE: Bloomingdale's in talks to open store at Kuwait’s 360 Mall

Store would be luxury department chain’s third in the Middle East after Dubai Mall and Abu Dhabi


In pictures: 10 new cars launched at the 2015 Dubai International Motor Show

New models were unveiled by several top carmakers at the Dubai International Motor show


Fruitful thinking

Fruitful Day managing director Marie-Christine Luijckx explains her company’s bid to bring healthy eating to Dubai’s offices, one fruit box at a time



Media Box


A hotel that dares to be different

Intercontinental Jeddah hotel manager Norbert Borszcz talks about what makes his hotel special.


Special Report

Luxury developments in Dubai, Russia and Ukraine

Founded back in 1996, the firm works with world-class architects and engineers to create prestigious, high- end developments.

Special Report

GB Videos

Gulf Business meets Colm McLoughlin: part 2

Part 2 of our exclusive interview with the managing director at Dubai Duty Free​

GB Videos

Interview with Emirates president Sir Tim Clark at the Gulf Business Industry Awards 2015

Sir Tim Clark, winner of Gulf Business' coveted Business Leader of the Year award for 2015 and the Aviation and Transport Business Leader of Year.

GB Videos

Brand Videos

MICE @ Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

With impressive indoor and outdoor venues to accommodate meetings and events of all sizes and needs, Emirates Palace is the ideal b

Brand Videos

Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge 2015

Emirates Woman hosts Olivia Palermo at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge 2015

Brand Videos

Infographics and Wordclouds

In Focus


Review: Samsung Note5

The Note5 certainly makes waves in the looks department but will disappoint those looking for new features


Apple iPhone 6s review: First impressions

Enhanced camera capabilities and 3D Touch are interesting features


UAE car rental firm Massar launches pay as you drive app

New smart car app, available on Android and iOS, lets drivers pay only for the number of kilometres they use



Second-hand shopping

Shedd is looking to transform the United Arab Emirates’ second-hand fashion market


Planting the seed

D Idea’s plan to conquer the world with its Smart Palm concept


Out and About

SME success stories panel discussion

Members and guests of the British Business Group Dubai and Northern Emirates attended a discussion last month at the Crowne Plaza Dubai

The things they say

"Nations only grow by the heroic acts of their valiant servicemen, who are recorded in the annals of history for their ultimate sacrifices. It is through these sacrifices by our martyrs that we build the strength and glory and pride of our nation"

— — UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

“The UAE is working towards establishing a solid future for the coming generations, away from the fluctuation of energy prices and markets.”

— UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

"Terrorism hit France not because of what it is doing in Iraq and Syria, but for what it is. What is new are the ways of operating; the ways of attacking and killing are evolving all the time."

— French Prime Minister Manuel Valls

“To forgive the terrorists is up to god, to send them to him is up to me.”

— Russian President Vladimir Putin following confirmation that the crash of the Russian plane over Sinai was a 'terror act'