UAE Properties Boom Is Back With a Bang, Says Yzer Property

Business cycle of the United Arab Emirates and its local property market are no longer relying on area of oil exploration to drive its economic growth. Financial fortunes of the UAE and its real estate division have long been linked to the fluctuations in ... ( read original story ...)

Qatar says UAE source of hacking that sparked Gulf row

Qatar on Thursday accused the United Arab Emirates of being behind the "hacking" of its national news agency that triggered one of the worst Gulf crises in years. The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic ties with Qatar on June 5 and ... ( read original story ...)

Etihad Increases The Cost Of Onboard Wifi

This includes things like them cutting back the food choices in their lounges, eliminating chauffeur service outside the UAE, etc. Well, it looks like their latest cut involves something near and dear to my heart. I value inflight wifi more than most ... ( read original story ...)

Emirates a380 business class: review

This is a review of the experience aboard an Emirates A380 business-class flight, travelling from Dubai to London’s Heathrow airport. Pre-departure: Business-class passengers flying from Dubai (and some 70 other cities) can book complimentary pick-up ... ( read original story ...)

Sharjah strengthens heritage ties with Czech writers

Sharjah: Sharjah Institute for Heritage (SIH) chairman Dr Abdul Aziz Al Musallam and colleagues have been on a visit to the Czech Republic from July 15 at the invitation of the Czech Pen Club which represents Czech Writers Association. The Sharjah group ... ( read original story ...)

The banking paradox

In this section I look at the UAE banking system and come to some startling conclusions. It seems that banks are grabbing market share in a market with deteriorating margins and increased risks. Last week I took a look at Union National Bank’s Q2 ... ( read original story ...)

Al Tayer reviews construction work at Phase 3 of MBR Solar Park

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), conducted a field visit to the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The solar park projects and its various phases aim to achieve the targets of the Dubai Clean ... ( read original story ...)