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Surplus budget is Dubai’s New Year gift

Surplus budget is Dubai’s New Year gift

Muzaffar Rizvi/Business News Editor / 4 January 2015 Dubai — Dubai on Saturday wowed its residents and silenced its critics with an operating surplus of Dh3.6 billion, the first ever…

Gov’ts must adopt to rapid changes in the Arab world, says Dubai ruler

Gov’ts must adopt to rapid changes in the Arab world, says Dubai ruler

  The Arab world will experience economic, political and social changes that require governments to adopt flexible and wise policies to cope with them, Vice President and Prime Minister and…

Dubai Duty Free extends 25% pre-Christmas sale

Dubai Duty Free extends 25% pre-Christmas sale

  Dubai Duty Free said on Sunday that its annual anniversary promotion will be spread over three days for the first time from December 18-20. A wide range of items…

Like the mythical hydra, authorities just can’t kill Silk Road

Like the mythical hydra, authorities just can’t kill Silk Road

It seems like the illegal marketplaces hosted on the dark Web are a technological hydra that creates more storefronts whenever the government manages to shut one down. That’s what happened…

‘Interstellar’ Is Wildly Ambitious, Very Flawed, and Absolutely Worth Seeing

‘Interstellar’ Is Wildly Ambitious, Very Flawed, and Absolutely Worth Seeing

Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic aspires to Stanley Kubrick’s grandeur. Oh, and Matthew McConaughey is brilliant in it. In Christopher Nolan’s first film Doodlebug, a three-minute black-and-white short released in 1997,…

Westerners join Islamic State because of peer pressure, not social media

Westerners join Islamic State because of peer pressure, not social media

I don’t say these four words often, but here we go: Malcolm Gladwell was right. Or at least that’s what a new study strongly suggests, supporting one of the more controversial theses put forth by…

YC alum FiveStars sees explosive growth in LA

YC alum FiveStars sees explosive growth in LA

One of the fastest growing tech companies in LA may not even be based in the area. FiveStar, the four-year-old San Francisco-based loyalty and marketing automation company has seen its…

Samsung launches Note 4, S watch in Dubai

Samsung launches Note 4, S watch in Dubai

Pre-bookings for the devices start today and will be available on October 17     Dubai: With two premium smartphones from the top smartphone players — Apple and Samsung —…

Facebook’s Zuckerberg wages China charm offensive — in Mandarin

Facebook’s Zuckerberg wages China charm offensive — in Mandarin

Beijing: Facebook is blocked in China, but its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg appears determined to win over hearts and minds in Beijing — surprising a hall full of students by conducting…

SpeedFit: Your car’s service on the go

SpeedFit: Your car’s service on the go

  Dubai: Lulu Group and Al Habtoor Group have partnered to launch an innovative concept whereby motorists can shop or dine peacefully inside a mall while their cars are being…

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