United Arab Emirates

Investors snap up serviced apartments in Dubai hotel boom

Apartment tower blocks have sprouted along the Jumeirah beach district in Dubai. Photo: Reuters

It took Damac Properties just one day to sell the first 200 apartments in its Hollywood-themed apartment and hotel project as buyers seized the opportunity to invest in Dubai's booming tourism market.

Wednesday, 8 May, 2013, 2:33am

Rents in Dubai gain from euro zone crisis, Arab Spring

Apartment and villa rents in Dubai climbed an average 17 per cent last year.

Apartment and villa rents in Dubai climbed an average 17 per cent last year as the Persian Gulf business hub benefits from the euro-zone crisis and the so-called Arab spring, according to Asteco Property Management.

30 Jan 2013 - 4:07am

Hong Kong and Belgium face off in Emirates Cup in Dubai

Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong will have to overcome a stern test up front against a physical Belgium outfit today if they are to retain the Emirates Airline Cup of Nations title, said manager Dai Rees after he named the strongest starting lineup on tour, including fit-again scrumhalf Kirk Munro and winger Tom McQueen.

14 Dec 2012 - 2:10am

Hong Kong defeat UAE in Emirates Airline Cup

Hong Kong stayed unbeaten and will meet Belgium in a winners-take-all clash on Friday after dispatching hosts United Arab Emirates 51-6 in the Emirates Airline Cup of Nations yesterday.

12 Dec 2012 - 3:02am

Hong Kong prepare for Belgium with attacking show against UAE

Hong Kong rugby team senior coach Leigh Jones. Photo: Nora Tam

Defending champions Hong Kong take on hosts United Arab Emirates today with an eye on getting their attacking game in order before the big match against Belgium in the Emirates Airline Cup of Nations XV Rugby tournament.

11 Dec 2012 - 2:31am

Business Digest, November 28, 2012

UAE mulls full foreign ownership of firms. Photo: Xinhua

HKMA sells HK$3.1b to weaken HK dollar

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority sold HK$3.1 billion in the currency markets to weaken the local dollar, preventing it from strengthening past its trading peg with the US dollar, after the US dollar hit HK$7.75, the lower end of the trading band between the local unit and the greenback.


28 Nov 2012 - 2:34am

HK flyhalf's injury adds pain before S Korea game

Playmaker Keith Robertson has plenty to worry about as Hong Kong prepare to take on South Korea in the HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five tournament on Saturday.

The flyhalf, who is also the No1 goal-kicker in the team, is nursing a shoulder injury that has still eluded diagnosis by the medical staff.

2 May 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Vice-Premier Li Keqiang to open Boao Forum

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Twenty HK runners eye desert clash

Free entries closed on Wednesday for events on Dubai World Cup night with 20 Hong Kong names listed and the desert showpiece has received a boost from the unexpected nomination of champion Australian sprinter, Black Caviar.

20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Oil and unrest on Wen's agenda

Premier Wen Jiabao will discuss energy supply security and the Arab uprisings when he meets leaders of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar in a trip to the three countries that starts on Saturday, officials said yesterday.

Wen would also speak to these leaders about other regional and international issues, Deputy Foreign Minister Zhai Jun said.

12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Al-Thani is taking world by storm

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and his global racing giant Godolphin still haven't won a Melbourne Cup and it took them more than a decade to finally capture the Hong Kong Vase with Mastery last year.

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Symbol of economic success

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) celebrates its 40th anniversary this year - and can look back over four decades in which it has rocketed from near obscurity to becoming one of the most prosperous states.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

What is it? A 405-room Ottoman-inspired resort located on the western crescent of Palm Jumeirah, in Dubai, Zabeel Saray is the newest property in the Jumeirah stable, a company best known for the uber opulent Burj Al Arab.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Visa glitch in Dubai robs HK of star player

Angry Hong Kong officials have queried if Dubai is capable of hosting an international event after Munir Dar was refused a visa to play in the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament on the grounds that he is on an immigration blacklist.

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Emirates begin to recover after global turmoil

As the financial centre of the Gulf and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), it didn't take Dubai long to bounce back from the global financial turmoil. A steadily growing oil price and a strict policy of fiscal prudence soon saw the emirate climbing back to its original prominence.

2 Dec 2010 - 12:00am