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Experience in UAE colours helps club lift President's Cup, writes Amith Passela.

 

Mahdi Ali says he is confident his UAE side can overcome their sizeable injury list to achieve a positive result in Thursday's crunch World Cup qualifier against Japan.

 

John McAuley discusses some of the UAE national team's hot-button issues ahead of this week's big match, including the fitness of the midfield and star Ahmed Khalil.

 

With the West Asia Premiership title and a home semi-final in the end-of-season play-offs already assured, Abu Dhabi Harlequins took the chance to rest senior players ahead of the coming challenges ...

 

Ronan Rafferty, one of the leading players competing, spoke ahead of the event about competing, his past memories of playing in the UAE, and on the action taking place on a nine-hole course.

 

Ronan Rafferty, one of the leading players competing, spoke ahead of the event about competing, his past memories of playing in the UAE, and on the action taking place on a nine-hole course.

 

The country's leading Emirati youth and junior women jiu-jitsu competitors were among 500-plus on hand demonstrating their skills at the IPIC Arena on Saturday.

 

A 10-time winner of the Dubai International Rally, Qatar's Nasser Al Attiyah continued his domination of the emirate's desert and dunes with a convincing victory in the inaugural Dubai ...

 

Mariam began at 5am on Friday, battling strong currents from the canal's Dubai Creek entrance in the Al Shindagha area of Dubai's historic district. She finished at 2.10pm at Al Ghubaiba ...

 

Ferry Weertman and Sharon van Rouwendaal, gold medallists for the Netherlands in the men and women 10-kilometre swim at the Rio Olympics, will headline the field in the Abu Dhabi leg of the Fina 10km ...

 

The Ruler of Fujairah has asked for a 9,000-seater stadium to be built and the work will begin next year, close to Dibba Sports Club.

 

Quetta Gladiators seamer has a plan on how to deal with Peshawar Zalmi batsmen in first PSL play-off.

 

German Philipp Kohlschreiber is on the brink of landmark victory at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

 

As the Pakistan Super League approaches the play-offs stage, Paul Radley has all the lowdown on who plays whom and how to watch.

 

Joy for UAE Team Emirates as captain takes the red jersey and youngster Ewan redeems himself with Stage 4 victory.

 

Event is the largest hosted in the UAE.

 

The world No 1 has turned the page on his disappointingly early exit from the Australian Open and is focused on the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

 

The Germany-based Puerto Rican rider has her eyes set on the Olympics after claiming her first international Grand Prix prize at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Saturday.

 

Noemi Oggioni, a riding instructor, and Maria Laguillo, a veterinary doctor, shared the first day's honours at the Fatima bint Mubarak Academy International Showjumping Cup.

 

Fatima Al Ali got the chance to meet her favourite ice hockey player Alex Ovechkin and showed off her own skills with the Washington Capitals.

 

"Our objective goal is to inspire the Emirati women to pursue leading roles in the sports and this competition is one that serves our mission to inspire them to reach their full potential in the ...

 

UAE football turned professional in 2008. But despite improving results, the game is hit by poor attendances and international rivalry.

 

Tamirat Tola won the men's race, while Worknesh Degefa won the women's side in her first competitive full marathon.

 

The two sides meet at Dubai International Stadium on Wednesday afternoon, with a place in Friday's play-offs on the line.

 

The Gulf side were as dominant against their Asian rivals as they had been lamentable in losing to the Dutch on Sunday.

 

The Gulf side's five-wicket defeat was not short of entertainment. Unfortunately for them, too much of it was of the slapstick variety.

 

Abdullah Al Marri looked to take the positives from an impressive performance at the CSI 4 Star Grand Prix after a mistake at the final fence ended his hopes of winning the event.

 

* Infrastructure represents nearly 31 per cent of the state budget * Total spending will see an increase from AED20.3 billion in 2016 * 20 per cent of the budget will be allocated towards cultural ...

 

* Move planned to increase trading liquidity * Gulf regulators have shied away till now due to fears it will destabilise markets * Bourse plans to introduce covered short-selling in Q1 ...

 

* Corporate pay packages are today extremely high compared to average workers’ * Countries are debating rough rules on executive pay to defeat this scenario * There are chief ...

 

* Sultanate has asked international lenders to submit proposals for a US dollar debt transaction * Source: government keeping an open mind on whether issue would be in conventional bonds or ...

 

* Saudi Arabia is expected to raise prices for all grades of crude it sells to Asia * Bigger price hike for Arab Heavy on strong fuel oil margins * Price hikes “expected given ...

 

* Emaar Hospitality Group becomes first hotel chain to win ISO 28000: 2007 certification * Framework evaluates security as a core business function and integrates security prerogatives ...

 

* Global businesses facing most acute talent shortage since 2007 recession * UAE alone saw 30 per cent increase in online job postings: EZHeights * Companies will start talent hunt early in the new ...

 

* Surveys show employers will seek new talent in 2017 * 30 per cent increase in the demand for employees: EZHeights * Upcoming projects and Expo 2020 to create further job opportunities The new year ...

 

* In the Gulf region, the petrochemical sector in Saudi Arabia may get a boost from the rise in oil prices * Brent crude oil is at $57.16 a barrel, close to last year’s high of $57.89 ...

 

Oil prices rose on hopes that a deal between OPEC and non-OPEC members to cut production would drain a global supply glut. Here are the top seven business news you need to know today.   ...

 

Despite  strong volatility,  a worsening  geo-political  situation,  uncertain  global growth,  further  slowdown  in regional  economies  and ...

 

Masraf Al Rayan, Qatar’s second-largest bank by market capitalisation, said on Monday that it had decided to suspend the activities and licence of its brokerage business, Al Rayan Financial ...

 

* WEF Global Competitiveness Report assesses 138 economies around the world * Competitiveness defined as “set of institutions, policies and factors that determine the level of ...

 

Digital ad monitoring company OOX launched “mobile advertising monitoring” as part of its flagship service OOXmonitor in December. Using the advanced monitoring capabilities of next ...

 

* Investment Holding Group (IHG) will offer 9.8 million shares at a price of QAR10.1 per share * This is the first IPO by a family business in Qatar * This IPO is third new listing on Qatar’s ...

 

* A common question in communcations is: why outsource if it can be done in-house? * Understanding specialisation, scale, savings and security is key to answering this question * Find ...

 

* Country’s currency fell to a record low last week * Economists have said Trump’s election win major factor in rial’s weakness * Currency slide might become political issue ahead ...

 

* “Output increases…and cutting consumption can compensate for imports”: NIGC * In Dec., Turkmenistan had threatened to stop gas exports because of arrears of roughly $1.8bn * ...

 

* Fresh budget includes fresh austerity steps and tight curbs on spending * Move due to low oil prices, which are hurting state revenues * String of steps planned to boost non-oil revenues ...

 

* Number has gone up from roughly 600,000 bpd last month * Output rose after 2-year blockade lifted from pipelines from Sharara and El Feel fields * National output remains far below levels Libya was ...

 

Following the conclusion of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship on Saturday, here is a look at some of the talking points from the event in Abu Dhabi with a look ahead to the 2017 campaign.

 

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued a resolution relieving - with immediate effect - the chairman and members of the board of the ...

 

Nadal, who ended his 2016 season in October to focus on fully rehabilitating a left wrist injury, looked sharp throughout the tournament in Abu Dhabi, beating Tomas Berdych in the quarter-final and ...

 

If you thought season 15 of the all-action Rafael Nadal show was going to be any different, perish the thought.

 

Andy Murray ended his 2016 the same way he spent much of the year — victorious.

 

Tsonga, who lost his quarter-final against David Goffin on Thursday, fought back from losing the opening set tie-break to prevail 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 10-3.

 

Cosmin Olaroiu says his Al Ahli players can use the sense of injustice from this week's President's Cup defeat to Al Ain as motivation when the two sides meet in the crucial Arabian Gulf ...

 

As 2016 draws to a close, John McAuley looks back at the highs and lows from another year of UAE football, both domestically and on the international stage.

 

Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul airline, has taken delivery of its first Rolls-Royce engine-powered Airbus A380 superjumbo and has resolved its dispute with the engine maker over a ...

 

* October implied diesel demand highest since March * Demand up on higher construction activity, heating * Stocks at record low China’s diesel demand is likely to pick up pace ahead of the ...

 

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), its top sovereign wealth fund, on Thursday denied that it was buying a stake in United Arab Emirates utility Utico. “An official at ...

 

Dubai’s health regulator has announced that residents can continue to apply for mandatory health insurance cover in 2017. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) had earlier said that every visa ...

 

Since the financial crisis hit the global economy in 2008, UAE has made great progress towards minimising its dependency on hydrocarbons. The country has successfully managed to diminish the ...

 

Gulf stock markets look set to consolidate on Thursday with few fresh incentives, as global bourses and oil prices have moved little over the past 24 hours. Saudi Arabian money supply data released ...

 

National Bank of Oman (NBO) said on Thursday it had received a letter from Treasure Fleet International proposing to buy a stake in Oman’s third biggest lender. NBO will review the ...

 

* Commercial bank deposits hit highest level this year * Sign that liquidity crunch due to cheap oil easing * Central bank’s net foreign assets drop $5.3 billion * Most of fall is due to ...

 

Playing his first match in more than two months, Rafael Nadal made a triumphant return to the courts at the International Tennis Complex in Zayed Sports City, dismissing Tomas Berdych 6-0, 6-4 in 75 ...

 

A sizeable crowd at the International Tennis Centre in Zayed Sports City, most of whom were in attendance primarily to witness Nadal in action, were treated to some mesmerising tennis from the former ...

 

In five previous matches against Murray, Goffin has failed to even take a set off the Scot and the Belgian knows his task in the first of Friday's semi-finals will not be any easier.

 

The importance of following through on the crucial factors necessary to implement an effective risk mitigation strategy were recently brought into focus again as details emerged on how Europe’s ...

 

Saudi Arabia’s top sovereign wealth fund is buying a stake in United Arab Emirates utility company Utico in a multi-million dollar deal, the chief executive of the UAE firm told Reuters on ...

 

* Asian buyers take 1.94 million bpd Iran crude in November * India imports more than quadruple, top China volumes for 3rd month * Imports by third-biggest buyer South Korea more than quadruple ...

 

Egyptian Oil Minister Tarek El Molla has signed three offshore oil and gas exploration and production deals worth a total of at least $220 million with France’s Total, Britain’s ...

 

Dubai-based developer Meydan has secured 1 billion dirhams ($272 million) in Islamic financing from banks to fund projects in Dubai, according to a joint statement from the firm and the lead bank on ...

 

* 2016 has been the year that wasn’t for the Middle East media * 7DAYS closed down, Emirates 24/7 and Khaleej Times slashed jobs * GN Media closed down four popular radio stations * Newspapers ...

 

Most major Gulf stock markets edged up in early trade on Wednesday in line with global bourses, as petrochemical producers led Saudi Arabia’s bourse. The Saudi index, which surged 1.3 ...

 

The purchase of 55,000 tonnes of sugar by Egypt’s state commodity buyer GASC on Monday was a direct, non-tender deal, traders said on Tuesday. GASC, the General Authority for Supply ...

 

What is the future of manufacturing? It could be something like building the real world from a virtual world in the factory of tomorrow. Surprisingly, the Europe’s biggest engineering firm ...

 

National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) , the Gulf Arab state’s largest commercial lender, and investment firm KAMCO said they had been invited by the public debt office at the Kuwaiti ministry of ...

 

Dubai, the most advanced city in the Middle East, offers attractive real estate deals to people from all nationalities. Since the rental yields here go as high as 8 per cent in select apartment ...

 

Saudi Arabia has launched a fundraising campaign for Syrians displaced by a five-year civil war, including those evacuated from eastern Aleppo, state news agency SPA reported on Monday. More than 11 ...

 

Egyptian General Petroleum Corp (EGPC) is seeking up to 178,000 tonnes of gasoil for delivery in January, a tender document showed on Tuesday. The state-owned company is seeking two cargoes of 30,000 ...

 

Iran’s rial hit a record low against the U.S. dollar on Monday in a sign of concern about the country’s ability to attract foreign money after U.S. president-elect Donald Trump ...

 

Abu Dhabi’s stock market plans to introduce covered short-selling in the first quarter of 2017, its chief executive said on Monday, as it seeks to boost liquidity and attract more foreign ...

 

Libya’s oil production stood at 622,000 barrels a day (bpd) on Monday, up slightly from levels recorded before an armed faction agreed to lift a two-year blockade on major western pipelines ...

 

Here are the top six business stories you need to know today. Gulf markets likely to move little, UAE may outperform Gulf stock markets look likely to move little on Tuesday with some foreign ...

 

As the deadline for mandatory health insurance in Dubai looms, the emirate’s health watchdog has claimed that 98 per cent of residents have secured coverage. With more than 4 million currently ...

 

An Omani appeals court on Monday cancelled an order to close down a newspaper that had reported on alleged corruption within the judiciary. The privately-owned Azamn newspaper covered a series of ...

 

Major Saudi Arabian newspaper Al Eqtisadiah retracted a report on Sunday that said state oil giant Saudi Aramco planned to sell 49 per cent of its shares over the next 10 years. The report published ...

 

Dubai’s Shuaa Capital bought 14 percent of Bahrain’s Khaleeji Commercial Bank on Sunday for 9.6 million dinars ($25 million) and said it would use the stake to support the ...

 

* Saudi edged down 0.1 per cent to 7,181 in the first 20 minutes of trading * Tadawul index added 1.5 per cent to 7,191 points on Sunday * Dubai and Abu Dhabi markets rose 0.6 per cent and 0.8 per ...

 

Algeria has launched a programme to rejuvenate its ageing oil and gas wells and boost production as part of efforts to address a crash in oil earnings, a senior Sonatrach manager told Reuters. Low ...

 

Irrespective of industries, be it shipbuilding, cement production, car manufacturing, mining, warehousing or any other industry, drive systems and automation technology are becoming more and more ...

 

* OMEGA has dedicated specific models that are fit as gift ideas * Globemaster Annual Calendar, Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon and Constellation Petite Seconde part of the chosen models The ...

 

Here are the top seven business stories you need to know today. Saudi may test technical barrier, most of Gulf to consolidate Saudi Arabia’s stock index may test technical resistance on ...

 

This year has been a triumph for UAE Rugby on almost all the measures it sets for itself.

 

Recent events in the Abu Dhabi real estate market have turned the industry sentiment in favor of tenants residing in or heading to the UAE capital. To the joy of renters, average apartment rents in ...

 

* MEA wearables market to reach 2.4 million units in 2017 * Third quarter saw 38.3 per cent Y-o-Y growth with nearly 487,000 units * Low-cost basic wearables grew 55.9 per cent Y-o-Y in Q3 Middle ...

 

* Suez Canal revenues fell 6.9 per cent from $418.1 million in October * November’s $389.2 million is the lowest since February 2015 Egypt’s Suez Canal revenues fell 6.9 per cent ...

 

* November imports from Saudi Arabia hit 1.15 mln bpd * Supply from Russia at 1.12 mln bpd * Total imports for first 11 mths rise by 14 per cent China’s November crude oil imports from ...

 

* Expansion to boost Cilacap capacity to 400,000 bpd from 348,000 bpd * Upgrade completion moved up to 2021 from 2022 * Pertamina to hold 55 pct of JV with Saudi Aramco holding 45 per cent Indonesian ...

 

* Overnight repurchase rate climbed to climbed to 1.244 per cent from 1.195 per cent * Repo rate was 1.00 per cent for many years Oman’s central bank raised its overnight repurchase rate ...