Interview: Technology startups gaining momentum in the UAE

With a growing talent network, more venture capital interest, a higher global profile and new legislation, the UAE has all the key ingredients to emerge as a centre for technology startups. Who doesn't love building blocks? Following the burst of cloud ... ( read original story ...)

Revealed: Top 10 schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Dubai: An independent UAE-based institute has announced the top 25 schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. – a sister site to – revealed the names of winners on Monday. James Mullan, founder of ... ( read original story ...)

Common elements bind Mexico and UAE

Ortega told Gulf News that he would stay on for another three weeks to work on an important project. He will travel across the UAE and shoot pictures for a project titled ‘Inside the heart of the Emirates’. Those pictures will be exhibited in Mexico ... ( read original story ...)

UAE supports global anti-malaria efforts

Abu Dhabi, Sep. 18 (BNA): HH Shaikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan ... to mitigate the risks of malaria and save many lives around the world, according to UAE News Agency (WAM). In his remarks on the occasion, Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu, Chief Executive Officer ... ( read original story ...)

Emaar seeks nod to offload 30% development unit stake via IPO

The board will also discuss its entry into a financing arrangement with First Abu Dhabi Bank, the company said in a statement posted on Dubai Financial Market’s website. Emaar had earlier said that it would use the proceeds of the IPO to distribute ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai’s DP World acquires new businesses in $405m deal

DP World on Monday announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire Maritime World, the owner of Dubai Maritime City (DMC), for $180 million and to buy Drydocks World by means of a capital injection of $225 million. DMC is a maritime service ... ( read original story ...)

UAE banking to strengthen in 2018 – study

The UAE’s banking sector will see renewed growth in 2018 and remain “fairly robust” into 2019, a new analysis says. The UAE’s economy overall will benefit from higher oil prices and easing oil production cuts, driving a resurgence in bank lending ... ( read original story ...)

Teenager’s death led to Sharjah family suicide pact

As Gulf News reported, a man jumped to his death from the seventh floor of a hotel apartment building in Sharjah on August 29 and when police, who were alerted of the incident by a witness, reached his apartment, they found it locked from the inside. ( read original story ...)