Travel news: new Dukes hotel opens on Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

A Dubai outpost of the five-star luxury London brand Dukes opened this week on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. While the British hotel is in a historic building in London’s Mayfair, the brand-new Dubai hotel aims to offer "the best of British in the UAE". ( read original story ...)

UAE petrol prices look set to rise in 2017

Petrol prices in the UAE are set to rise in January 2017, with the country’s Ministry of Energy making the official announcement on Wednesday. The price for Unleaded Gasoline 98 or Super will increase to Dh1.91 from December’s Dh1.80 per litre. ( read original story ...)

Dubai Municipality launches star rating system for its services

Dubai: Dubai Municipality recently launched the international star system for rating services, encouraging the provision of quality services and measuring the levels of customer happiness using scientific methods. Hussain Nasser Lootah, director-general of ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai health insurance deadline extended

Apart from the fine, no new visa will be granted and no existing visas renewed without health insurance, according to Dubai Health Authority rules. In a statement to Gulf News, the DHA said: “The Dubai Health Authority has made the decision due to the ... ( read original story ...)

Fog engulfs parts of United Arab Emirates, delaying flights

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Thick seasonal fog again has engulfed parts of the United Arab Emirates, delaying flights. The UAE's National Center of Meteorology & Seismology said Thursday that visibility dropped below 50 meters (55 yards) in areas ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai's DP World Increases Stake at South Korea's Busan Port

Dubai-based port operator DP World says it has increased its ... The company uses a different transliteration for its name. South Korea's Yonhap news agency, quoting an anonymous source, put the value at the deal at close to 300 billion won ($249 million). ( read original story ...)

Heavy fog engulfs both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, delaying flights

Fog also engulfed Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. At Dubai International Airport, home to the long-haul carrier Emirates, flights were delayed by up to an hour. Delays also hit Abu Dhabi's international airport. The UAE's National ... ( read original story ...)

2017 Gulf News calendar features UAE’s unique jewellery

Dubai: The rich heritage of Emirati women’s jewellery that tells a compelling story of UAE’s trade links in the past and the influences they brought with them has been captured in the Gulf News 2017 calendar. Called the ‘Glittering Treasures of the ... ( read original story ...)

Abu Dhabi to Permit Short Selling in Attempt to Boost Liquidity

Abu Dhabi is poised to introduce services facilitating short-selling next year as it seeks to boost trading volume and attract foreign investors to the illiquid market. ADX, as the local exchange is known, is conducting meetings with brokerages in the ... ( read original story ...)