Gulf Times - Dubai
Qatar sets aside $2bn in bid to rival Dubai financial hub

Qatar sets aside $2bn in bid to rival Dubai financial hub

Qatar has allocated $2bn to attract multi-national companies to its financial centre in its latest effort to rival Dubai.

Bangladesh praised for fight in Asia Cup final

Bangladesh praised for fight in Asia Cup final

Bangladeshi media on Saturday lauded the national cricket team's spirited showing in the Asia Cup final after they went down to favourites India in a last-ball thriller in Dubai.

Dubai's recipe for economic success is getting stale

Dubai's recipe for economic success is getting stale

Nine years ago, Dubai needed a $20bn bailout from Abu Dhabi to escape a debt crisis caused by collapsing property prices.

British journalist gets 10-year jail in UAE for murdering wife

British journalist gets 10-year jail in UAE for murdering wife

Police came to the house and found his wife's body in a pool of blood. Following investigations, Matthew was charged with killing her.

'Case closed' in Bollywood star Sridevi's death

'Case closed' in Bollywood star Sridevi's death

A post-mortem report showed that she died due to accidental drowning in her hotel apartment's bath after she lost consciousness.

Indian superstar Sridevi died of 'accidental drowning'

Indian superstar Sridevi died of 'accidental drowning'

The 54-year-old actress, known simply as Sridevi, died on Saturday. The cause was initially reported to be cardiac arrest.

Global markets seeing 'necessary corrections': IMF chief

Global markets seeing 'necessary corrections': IMF chief

The latest volatility in global financial markets represents "necessary corrections", IMF chief Christine Lagarde said in Dubai on Sunday, in the wake of a Wall Street plunge.

Blockade founded on petty jealousy, says Qatar

Blockade founded on petty jealousy, says Qatar

Qatar's response came after UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash tried to explain the incendiary comment of a top Emirati official.

Former Thai PM Yingluck 'left Dubai for London'

Former Thai PM Yingluck 'left Dubai for London'

A source in the United Arab Emirates spoke after the leader of Thailand's military junta said that Yingluck Shinawatra, the prime minister he ousted three years ago, was in Dubai.

Fugitive Thai ex-PM Yingluck in Dubai, aiming for UK

Fugitive Thai ex-PM Yingluck in Dubai, aiming for UK

Fugitive former Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra fled to Dubai and may try to seek asylum in the UK, a junta source told AFP Saturday, after she ducked a legal ruling, wrong-footing the court and her supporters alike.

Gulf diplomatic crisis splits families, dashes dreams

Gulf diplomatic crisis splits families, dashes dreams

For Qataris affected by the diplomatic crisis, the reality of politics is stark: families divided, assets frozen and dreams put on hold.

Third Dubai fire in days forces evacuation of hotel

Third Dubai fire in days forces evacuation of hotel

A small fire broke out a Dubai hotel on Monday, forcing guests and staff to leave, in the third such blaze in the United Arab Emirates tourism and trade hub in less than a week.