Dubai’s residential off-plan sales boom to continue

The boom in Dubai's residential off-plan sales will continue at least until year-end as buyers take advantage of less onerous payment plans and a greater choice of projects, said Propertyfinder Group, a leading real estate listings portal in the Middle East. ( read original story ...)

Emaar Properties names Jain group CEO

Dubai's Emaar Properties, a leading property developer and builder of the world's tallest tower Burj Khalifa, has appointed Amit Jain, as the new group chief executive officer. An industry veteran, Jain has over 20 years of experience in senior positions ... ( read original story ...)

UAE denies running secret prisons in Yemen

Dubai: The UAE has rejected a recent report by the Associated Press claiming the existence of UAE-run secret prisons in southern Yemen. “What has been mentioned in the report is completely untrue and is just a political manoeuvre by Al Houthi militias to ... ( read original story ...)

UAE princesses guilty of servant abuse in Belgium

These are external links and will open in a new window Eight princesses from the UAE have been convicted of human trafficking and degrading treatment of their servants by a Brussels court. They were given 15-month suspended jail terms and ordered to pay ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Marina water turns orange, causes ripples of concern

Dubai: A Dubai Municipality team was called in to check a stretch of Dubai Marina after the water turned orange since Thursday afternoon, causing concerns among residents. Several residents took to social media after seeing the strange phenomenon that ... ( read original story ...)

The Latest: UAE ambassador: Qatar measures ‘there to stay’

The UAE is one of four countries that have cut ties with Qatar ... FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2015, file photo, staff members of Al-Jazeera International work at the news studio in Doha, Qatar. Kuwait has given Qatar a list of demands from Saudi Arabia and ... ( read original story ...)