UAE’s Rotana eyes expansion in Saudi Arabia, Africa

UAE-based Rotana considers Africa one of its main priority target markets outside the emirates, alongside Saudi Arabia, according to Rotana CEO Omar Kaddouri. Speaking to Arabian Business at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, Kaddouri noted that the ... ( read original story ...)

France’s Accor to open two MGallery hotels in Dubai

MGallery Business Bay, adjacent to the upcoming Marasi development, will have 144 rooms and occupy the same building as a Mama Shelter hotel previously announced by Accor last April. Read: Accor brings Mama Shelter hotel brand to Dubai It will have four ... ( read original story ...)

Qatar denies UAE, Bahrain allegation over military jets

and in a flying route close to that of the UAE civil aircraft." Qatar said its jets' mission "was known." Bahrain's state-run news agency early Monday identified the flight Sunday as going from Dammam, Saudi Arabia, to Abu Dhabi. Only Abu Dhabi-based ... ( read original story ...)

Warning: Fake real estate ads in UAE

Dubai: Before replying to that ad from your mobile phone about ... which can even include eavesdropping, copying photos or publishing news, can be jailed for six months and face fines of between Dh150,000 and Dh300,000, according to the state news agency ... ( read original story ...)

UAE accuses Qatar fighters of flying near passenger jet

The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority said the alleged incident happened Sunday morning with a flight carrying 86 passengers. It said the fighters flew "less than 700 feet (210 metres)" from the Emirati plane. Bahrain's state-run news agency early ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai’s Lisa Scott-Lee on Steps and dream reunions

In 5, 6, 7, 8, pop act Steps will arrive in the UAE. But first, ahead of their April 27 gig at Dubai Opera, founding member Lisa Scott-Lee tells Gulf News tabloid! what it was like to reunite with her band mates after a two-decade split — and what their ... ( read original story ...

UAE says Qatari fighter jets intercepted civilian plane

UAE state news agency WAM reported. Quoting its civil aviation authority, the agency said the UAE civilian craft had to take evasive maneuvers to avoid a collision. It did not name the airliner involved. Both countries have accused each other of a series ... ( read original story ...)