Saudi women paid up to 56% less

Unemployment among Saudi women is the highest in the world, getting the least wages compared to woman in other Gulf countries Read more...

9,000 Saudi women attend soccer matches for first time

Attendance quadrupled the normal attendance at Al-Jawhara Stadium Read more...

In pictures: First women-only car exhibition in Jeddah

The showroom was opened in a shopping mall in the western Red Sea port city of Jeddah to allow women the freedom to choose their own cars before they hit the road. Read more...

In pictures: Dubai World Trade Centre hosts 24th edition of the CABSAT

The three-day event is the leading platform for the broadcast, production, content delivery, digital media, and satellite sectors across Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), fostering disruptive innovation, creation, distribution, and monetisation opportunities in the regional market. Read more...

Video: Saudi Arabia and the story behind the world’s biggest IPO

As Saudi Aramco closes in on the prize of a massive $100bn float, here are some of the key factors driving the move, and the key players involved in the potential deal. Read more...

Emirates NBD reports 17% increase in Q4 net profit

Dubai’s largest bank plans growth in branches in Egypt, Saudi Arabia in 2018 Read more...

Dutch retail giant charts Dubai expansion course

Discount retailer’s plans more stores across the Middle East over the next five years Read more...

Political climate to limit benefits of VAT in Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain, report shows

UAE set to gain most from the implementation of VAT, according to a BMI Research report Read more...

Visa-free entry for UAE nationals to China from today

UAE nationals visiting China will be granted visa-free entry to China from today.  Emiratis entering China will be allowed to stay for up to 30 days for each visit following the recent signing of an MoU in Abu Dhabi by Ahmed Saeed Elham Al Dhaheri, assistant under-secretary for Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Ni Jian, Ambassador of the People’s...

Dubai's Abraaj said to hire Citigroup for North Africa hospitals IPO

Dubai-based Abraaj Group, a buyout firm focused on emerging markets, hired Citigroup and EFG-Hermes to manage an initial public offering or sale of its North African hospitals business, according to people familiar with the matter. The private equity firm plans to list the business or find a buyer during the first half of the year, the people said, asking not to be identified as the information is...