Dubai, Sharjah airports briefly closed due to drone intrusion

The delay caused flight delays confirmed a Dubai Airport spokesperson in a statement sent to Gulf News. “Airspace around Dubai International was closed from 1925 hrs to 2045 hrs on Saturday due to unauthorised drone activity resulting in the diversion of ... ( read original story ...)

Desktop banking trumps mobile in UAE

Traditional online banking done through a bank's desktop website is still proving to be the more popular alternative to mobile banking amongst UAE residents, a survey by has found. The survey, which compiled responses from almost 400 UAE ... ( read original story ...)

Errant drone temporarily shuts down Dubai's busy airport

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Authorities say an errant drone flying near Dubai International Airport forced the world's busiest international airfield to close for nearly an hour and a half. The airport posted on its Twitter account that it closed its ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai eyes China to boost relations

Shanghai: Dubai is organising a three-day event in Shanghai aimed at further strengthening relations in different business and cultural fields through deepening knowledge of the emirate’s mushrooming business environment and booming opportunities. ( read original story ...)

UAE win leaves Guga impressed

“You will never realise the good such a victory against a former two-time world champion can do for a young team like ours,” the UAE’s Brazilian coach Gustavo Henrique Zloccowick (Guga) told Gulf News after the win late on Thursday. “There are too ... ( read original story ...)

UAE bank deposits up by Dh30b

Abu Dhabi: Total bank deposits in the UAE increased by Dh30.2 billion in September 2016 due to an Dh11.4 billion increase in resident deposits and an Dh18.8 billion increase in non-resident deposits, the Central Bank of the UAE said. Banks in the UAE have ... ( read original story ...)

Market analysis: UAE bank equities a sound investment

Mena equity investors have had a stormy year so far. We have seen decent swings in both directions, but despite the volatility, Mena equities are now where they started the year, although some countries and sectors have fared better than others. While ... ( read original story ...)

Know the UAE: Creating functional comfort from simplicity

The main forms of the UAE’s traditional architecture were developed as ways to cope with the exceptionally hot and arid climate, using the limited building materials which were locally available. The most common housing was the arish which were large hut ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai unveils Tolerance Sign

Dubai: The ‘Tolerance Sign’ announcing Dubai as the capital of the world for tolerance was launched on Thursday in an event that saw four doves being released into the sky at the base of Burj Khalifa. Weeks after His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Municipality launches updated version of pet app

Dubai: Dubai Municipality has launched an updated version of smart phone app Aleef, which handles the records of pets, pet owners, pet adoption, registration, treatment and pet care. Heba Al Shehhi, head of Applications Development Section in the IT ... ( read original story ...)