Trends in UAE’s social media usage revealed

ABU DHABI // Social media is more for play than work for the vast majority of users in the UAE, a survey has found. Whether it is posting updates, taking pictures or watching videos, overall users prefer the likes of WhatsApp and Facebook to the more ... ( read original story ...)

DFM, ADX indices flat ahead of banks’ financial results

Dubai: The UAE’s main equity indices were relatively flat on Monday, one day before Abu Dhabi’s three biggest banks are set to disclose their financial results for 2016. The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) index inched up 0.34 per cent to 3,678.79. ( read original story ...)

GCC bank profits expected to improve in 2017

Dubai: Profitability of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) banks are expected to improve this year after going through a slowdown last year according to banking industry analysts and rating agencies. “Earnings in GCC may show a growth of 5.9 per cent 2017 ... ( read original story ...)

Abu Dhabi: Sun, sea, lots of sand, and much more

You may not immediately think a Middle Eastern holiday is for you, but there are plenty of good reasons to add Abu Dhabi to your list. Qasr Al Sarab by Anantara in Abu Dhabi. You may not immediately think a Middle Eastern holiday is for you, but there are ... ( read original story ...)

Shaikh Mohammad surprises Dubai diners

Dubai: Diners at the Madinat Jumeirah were in for a pleasant surprise over the weekend, as the ruler of Dubai unexpectedly popped up into the neighbourhood. His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE ... ( read original story ...)

UAE to grant Russian visitors visas on arrival

DUBAI The United Arab Emirates will offer Russian visitors visas on arrival in the country in a bid to boost tourism and trade, state news agency WAM reported on Sunday. Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has approved a ... ( read original story ...)

UAE and India have a shared history and a shared future: paper

A UAE newspaper has said that the three-day visit of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to New Delhi, has come to an end, but the relationship between the UAE and ... ( read original story ...)

UAE to grant Russian travelers visas on arrival

UAE state news agency WAM reported. Under the decree approved by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Russian citizens are granted an entry visa for 30 days for the first time, renewable one time only ... ( read original story ...)