Emirates Airline refuses to comply with Heathrow’s demand to cut flights

The airline industry has been hamstrung by a perfect storm of challenges over recent weeks, from labor shortages and supply disruptions to rising fuel prices. Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Emirates Airline has harsh words for London’s Heathrow Airport, the UK’s largest aviation hub currently occupied by travel … Read more

Rich Russians fleeing sanctions are pumping up Dubai’s property sector

Dubai is seeing its hottest real estate market in years, with sales in the sector up 45% year on year in April and 51% in May, according to the Dubai Land Department. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The team at Dubai property firm Mira Estate have reason to celebrate. The luxury real estate company just … Read more

Amazon blocks searches for LGBTQ+ products in the United Arab Emirates

Marc Bruxelle / EyeEm / Getty DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – E-commerce giant Amazon is blocking search results for LGBTQ-related products on its United Arab Emirates website, following a series of pushbacks against same-sex themes in the Gulf region. Amazon made the decision after coming under pressure from UAE authorities, who reportedly threatened it with … Read more

Israel signs trade deal with UAE, its biggest with any Arab country

Israeli national flags fly alongside United Arab Emirates national flags on the side of a road in Netanya, Israel, on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. Kobi Wolf | Bloomberg | Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Israel and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday penned a multi-billion dollar free trade agreement, the latest product of … Read more

People are leaving Hong Kong and here’s where they’re going

They stuck it out during the 2019 political protests. Then they lasted through nearly two years of pandemic. But this year, they say they’ve had enough. Residents of Hong Kong are leaving the city in droves in 2022 – not because they want to, several told CNBC, but because Covid restrictions and what they see … Read more

Emirates Airline, stung by soaring fuel prices, posts $1.1 billion dollar loss

Aircraft operated by Emirates, at Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates. Christopher Pike | Bloomberg | Getty Images Dubai’s Emirates Airline posted a loss of $ 1.1 billion in the year through March, up from a $ 5.5 billion loss the previous year, despite soaring jet fuel costs which threaten to overshadow a … Read more

Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort barred from Dubai flight

President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort departs US District Court after a motion hearing in Alexandria, Virginia, May 4, 2018. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Federal authorities blocked former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort from boarding a flight to Dubai from Miami over the weekend because he was trying to travel on a passport that … Read more

UAE is warming to its new Monday to Friday working week

Workers on a footbridge in Dubai on Feb. 14, 2018. Karim Sahib | AAFP | Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – More than two months since the United Arab Emirates switched to a Monday to Friday working week to be more aligned with international business partners, both the country’s natives and its huge population … Read more

UAE cancels visa-free regime for Ukrainians amid Russian invasion

People who have fled Russia’s invasion of Ukraine wait at the Shehyni border crossing to enter Poland, near Mostyska, Ukraine, on March 1, 2022. Thomas Peter | Reuters DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The United Arab Emirates has suspended its visa-free regime with Ukraine that allowed Ukrainian citizens to stay in the country for up … Read more

The UAE introduces its first-ever corporate taxes, set to start in 2023

A general tour of downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 8, 2021. Satish Kumar | Reuters DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The United Arab Emirates will impose a federal corporate tax on corporate profits for the first time, the Ministry of Finance announced on Monday. The news represents a marked shift for a country that … Read more