Properties available in Ras Al Khaimah, Dubai and Riffa Views

If you're looking for a home near the beach, Hunt and Harris Real Estate has listed a studio apartment in the Fayrouz area of Bab Al Bhar in Ras Al Khaimah for $122,510.The 448-square-foot apartment has a balcony and also has a guest bathroom. There's a barbecue area, basement parking, a children's play area, golf club and clubhouse and access to public transportation. Read More »

U.S.-Gulf Cooperation Council Cyber Working Group launches at Dubai forum

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the American Business Council of Dubai and the Northern Emirates and Dubai Internet City to launch the U.S.–Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Cyber Working Group. The working group aims to facilitate ongoing constructive dialogue between the public and private sectors within the Gulf countries. Read More »

Qatar Communications Regulatory Authority has responded to 85% of consumer complaints this year

The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) of Qatar recently released a report that said it has resolved more than 85 percent of the 877 complaints received against the country’s two telecom service providers from January to August. CRA’s Consumer Affairs Department works hand in hand with Ooredoo and Vodafone-Qatar on these issues and is working to resolve the remaining complaints. Read More »

Etihad Airways, Air Serbia provide goods for refugees and Serbian orphans

Etihad Airways and Air Serbia are helping refugee children and Serbian orphans in Belgrade by donating winter clothes, school supplies and food. An aid package was handed over at the Krnjaca asylum center in Belgrade during an event of planned fun for the children. Such events are part of an agreement between Etihad Airways and the UAE embassy in Belgrade to provide support in Serbia. Read More »

Deyaar hires Millennium & Copthorne to operate three hospitality developments in Dubai

Deyaar Development PJSC, a property development and real estate services company in Dubai, recently announced a deal with Millennium & Copthorne Hotels to operate three hospitality developments: luxury residences in the Atria Business Bay, premium serviced apartments at Montrose in Dubai Science Park and a hotel and serviced apartments development in Al Barsha. Read More »

Fishing incident hints at strained Qatar-Bahrain relations

Recent news reports reveal a stormy relationship between Bahrain and Qatar after Qatar released three sailors from Bahrain who had entered the country's territorial waters. According to Gulf News reports, the sailors were fishing on Aug. 13 when they were arrested by a Qatari guard. According to the sailor, a Qatari public prosecutor decided to hold the group for four days. Read More »

American University of Sharjah student garners Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship

For the second year in a row the Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship has been awarded to an American University of Sharjah student. Tasneem Karamallah, now in her fourth year as a visual communications student in the AUS College of Architecture, Art and Design, was honored with the $10,000 academic scholarship, as well as the opportunity to intern at the regional J. Walter Thompson office. Read More »

Dubizzle study finds millennials looking to buy homes in UAE

Millennials comprise a significant portion of real estate buyers in the UAE, so classifieds website firm dubizzle has led a research study to look at how these individuals view home buying in the Emirates. The study looked at the attitudes of UAE citizens and expats. One thing the study found was that almost half of millennials surveyed want to purchase a home in the UAE. Read More »

Saudi Arabia cuts subsidies, raises fees to generate revenue

In October, Saudi Arabia will be dropping various subsidies and raising some municipal fees and other costs for both residents and visitors. Items that will cease to be subsidized include passports, driver’s licenses and some renewals of residence permits, according to a released list. Government officials note that all of this will be done in order to raise revenue. Read More »

National Treasure Initiative off to great start, Dubai Chamber says

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry said the National Treasure Initiative conference, developed in partnership with Knowledge Expansion, began with a lineup of distinguished speakers who enthralled the audience with stories from the field. The two-day conference opened Tuesday a welcome address by Mohammed Bin Sulaiman, senior manager of member relations for Dubai Chamber. Read More »