UAE. Emirates, Dubai's flagship carrier, said the European Union's planned carbon emission scheme may cost it as much as US$1 billion over 10 years, as it joined others airlines in objecting to the tax.
From January, airlines flying to or from Europe will have to buy permits from the EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS) for 15% of the carbon emissions produced during the entire flight.
"It (the scheme) will have a very significant impact on Emirates," Andrew Parker, Emirates' senior vice president for industry and environmental affairs, said at a conference in Dubai.
"It's safe to assume som
UAE. "Buthoor Initiative" to support innovative ideas in social media from young entrepreneurs; Arab Social Media Report to provide comprehensive overview of the reality of social media in the Arab world.
QATAR. Paying homage to the forthcoming centenary of the last Fabergé Imperial Eggs ever delivered, Fabergé has crafted an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind egg objet in collaboration with Qatar's Al Fardan family, one of the world's most renowned collectors of pearls.
INTERNATIONAL. Netanyahu is correct in suggesting that the traces of Iran's mischief are visible throughout the Middle East, including its financing of jihadist groups and other violent extremists, its meddling in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and Yemen.
UAE. Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait all ranked in the top 10, with the three nations performing especially well on the basis of their propensity to spend on imported luxury goods and healthy appetite for premium travel.