Dubai welcomes 2017 with largest event party

Dubai: A scintillating array of fireworks set ablaze the skyline of Dubai, ringing in 2017 and sending millions of gathered onlookers in a tizzy of celebrations in and around Downtown Dubai. Set off from Dubai Canal, all the way to Burj Khalifa and Dubai ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai rings in 2017 with dazzling display of fireworks

(Abdul Rahman/Gulf News ) 4.45pm Road closed: Traffic update from Dubai Media Office Traffic Updates: Al Asayel Road has been temporarily closed for traffic #MyDubaiNewYear pic.twitter.com/0n4ZUIbqkK— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) December 31 ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai tops Middle East's smart city list

The UAE is making great strides towards achieving its vision of boasting some of the smartest cities in the world, with Dubai emerging as the Middle East's leading smart city due to its high-tech infrastructure and execution of several smart initiatives. ( read original story ...)

Visitors flock to UAE for holiday season

thousands of tourists from across the world prefer to come to the UAE for the holiday season drawn by its safe, friendly and welcoming environment. Gulf News spoke to visitors about what brought them to the UAE. Couple Amalie Schmidt, 45, working in sales ... ( read original story ...)

Crowd gathers at Dubai Mall for New Year fireworks display

From left: Annabel Antony, Leanne Antony, Mark Antony and Mia Antony are seen during the Winterland Carnival Extravaganza at Du Forum in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi on Saturday to celebrate the New year. (Abdul Rahman/Gulf News ) Traffic has started to build up ... ( read original story ...)

Thick fog shrouds Dubai ahead of New Year's Eve fireworks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A thick fog has shrouded downtown Dubai ahead of a New Year's Eve fireworks display at the world's tallest building. The seasonal fog, which has struck around the United Arab Emirates this week, hid the Burj Khalifa from ... ( read original story ...)

UAE gold jewellery retailers await rebound

Dubai: For Suresh Massand, owner of Royal Jewellery in Dubai, 2016 has been a tough year, but he hopes to make better sales next year. “Sales have been marginally lower in 2016 compared to previous years. Margins have come down because of competition ... ( read original story ...)

Tenants will drive the property market

If we reflect on recent market activity, Dubai is nearing a point of maturity and stabilisation over recent years, while following an upward trend in many areas of the emirate. The property market has performed well following the implementation of numerous ... ( read original story ...)