Publication: Arabian Business

First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Boutique hotel firm Morgans to make Middle East debut

Morgans Hotel Group will make its Middle East debut in Qatar with the opening of the 270-room Mondrian Doha early next year.The US-based company, which specialises in lifestyle boutique hotels in select resort markets, is behind the Mondrian Doha which ... [Published Arabian Business - 8 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

The gentleman’s lounge

Just as its name suggests, the recently opened GQ Bar takes it inspiration from the leading men’s lifestyle magazine. The idea was to adorn the bar in a contemporary and sophisticated aesthetic with a classic edge—the epitome of what GQ offers its adoring ... [Published Arabian Business - 8 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Big in Bahrain

If the scene outside Almoayyed Contracting Group’s offices in Manama could be taken as an indicator of the Bahraini construction market’s health, then things might not be as gloomy as some commentators suggest. With scaffolding lining the front of a series ... [Published Arabian Business - 8 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Kuwait's Jazeera says to switch Istanbul airports next month

Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways has announced it will begin serving Istanbul through the city’s primary airport, Istanbul Atatürk Airport, next month.The carrier will operate five flights a week starting from May 2, moving away from the Sabiha Gökçen International ... [Published Arabian Business - 8 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Labourers hold sit-in at Kuwait insect lab

About 100 Egyptian labourers and agricultural engineers have held a three-hour sit-in at Kuwait Health Ministry’s Insects Lab in Al-Sabah amid concerns promised bonus payments had been cancelled.The workers say labourers are entitled to KD99 ($352) bonus ... [Published Arabian Business - 20 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Mystery surrounds plans for major Burj Khalifa event

Mystery surrounds a structure which has been constructed on top of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building.The purpose of the cage-like structure is currently unknown, but it is believed to be associated with a major event being planned. Sources ... [Published Arabian Business - 16 hours ago]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 2 reports

Shares in Bahrain's Ahli United Bank rise on news of potential merger

Shares in Ahli United Bank (AUB), Bahrain's biggest lender, rise after several bankers familiar with the situation tell Reuters that it is evaluating a sale or a merger with a rival bank.Shares in the bank listed on the Bahrain stock exchange jump 3.2 ... [Published Arabian Business - 21 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Dubai Camel Racing Festival 2014

Camels and handler arrive for racing prior to the start of Al Marmoom Heritage Festival at the Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack on April 16, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The festival promotes the traditional sport of camel racing within the region. ... [Published Arabian Business - 21 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Woman sentenced to 6 yrs in Saudi for 'protest campaigns'

A Riyadh court has sentenced the organiser of women’s protest campaigns in the kingdom to six years in prison, it was reported.The court found the person guilty of taking part in various banned activities including sit-ins, demonstrations and public gatherings, ... [Published Arabian Business - 21 hours ago]
Entities: Protest, Riyadh, Jail
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

NY motor show opens to media

The 2015 Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept is unveiled during a media preview of the 2014 New York International Auto Show April 16, 2014 in New York City. The show opens with a sneak preview to the public April 18 and runs through April 27. () ... [Published Arabian Business - 21 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

25 years since Tiananmen Square

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) tanks guard a strategic Chang'an Avenue leading to Tiananmen Square 06 June 1989. On the night of 03 and 04 June 1989, Tiananmen Square sheltered the last pro-democracy supporters. Chinese troops forcibly marched on ... [Published Arabian Business - 21 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Typhoon survivors rebuild lives

Volunteers help to build new permanent housing for residents effected by the 'No Build' zones on April 16, 2014 in Tanauan, Leyte, Philippines. People continue to rebuild their lives five months after Typhoon Haiyan struck the coast on November 8, 2013, ... [Published Arabian Business - 21 hours ago]

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"Censors for Qatar, Bahrain and the UAE (United Arab Emirates) officially confirmed this week that the film will not release in their countries" a representative of Paramount Pictures, which produced the $125m film starring Oscar-winners Russell Crowe and Anthony Hopkins, told Reuters
"The trifecta of this hotel's spectacular location on the iconic Palm Jumeirah, Dubai's winning bid to host the World Expo in 2020, and The Langham's beautiful design aesthetics, make it the perfect time to debut our first resort in this dynamic destination."
"Irrespective, of government laws, I felt it was necessary to lead the way in terms of banning cigars in all areas of Zuma at all times of day and I'm confident that other fine-dining venues will follow. It will be interesting to see how quickly Dubai falls into line will with other global culinary centres in terms of anti-smoking legislation."
"The government recognises that the more informed it is about the victims of trafficking and the sources of trafficking as well as the transit countries and methodologies practiced by traffickers, the more it can do to prevent this crime. This report therefore attempts to integrate the various processes involved in this effort" Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and chairman of The National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking (NCCHT), was quoted...

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