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Diego Maradona stars as Kingmaker on UAE’s ‘The Victorious’, X-Factor style Football Show [Video]

The United Arab Emirates have launched a football show inspired by music shows The X-Factor and Pop Idol, where singers are judged and propelled to stardom. And none other than Diego Maradona has been chosen as Kingmaker, the head judge responsible for weeding through all of the prospects and choosing The Chosen One, the best [...]

Attestation / Endorsement services for seaman in UAE

The Maritime Administration of the United Arab Emirates has introduced services for the attestation of seaman contract and issuance of oil/chemical/gas tanker endorsement.

Fatal MERS Virus Outbreak Surges Throughout Middle East

The deadly virus known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), has seen a surge of cases reported throughout Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the entire Middle East. The Wall Street Journal reported that the UAE announced six confirmed cases among paramedics alone over the weekend, one of whom has died from the illness. Show More Summary

Bangladesh Labor Activists Beaten and Threatened, Food Supply Legislation in UAE, New BMW Recall

Labor activists in Bangladesh claim say have been beaten and threatened for trying to form unions among garment factory workers. And new legislation up for approval in the United Arab Emirates would penalize food operators selling contaminated,...Show More Summary

Dubai Hosts International Telecommunication Union's Sixth World Telecommunication Development Conference

Emirati attendees take photos of an image of the city's skyline in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 5, 2014. [AP File Photo] As a U.S. delegation of government and private sector advisors departed for the World Telecommunications Development...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 39 results recap: Next matches to make for main card winners in Abu Dhabi

What could be in store for Roy Nelson, Clay Guida, Ryan LaFlare, and Ramsey Nijem after their UFC Fight Night 39: "Nogueira vs. Nelson" main card victories at Du Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, this past Friday (April 11, 2014)?...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 39 results recap: What's next fight for Roy Nelson?

After knocking out the legendary Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC Fight Night 39: "Nogueira vs. Nelson" this past Friday (April 11, 2014) at Du Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, we take a closer look at which competitor would suit Roy Nelson best in his next Octagon encounter. Show More Summary

Party Diary: Children’s National Ball raises $10.7 million for hospital

What makes a successful charity gala? Well connections, for one, and having friends in high places helps. This year’s co-chairs of the Children’s Ball — United Arab Emirates Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba and his wife, Abeer, along with their friends Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier and his wife, Amy — have plenty of both. The […]

UFC Fight Night 39 Video Highlights: Watch Roy Nelson's Big Knockout of Nogueira

Sometimes, MMA is not rocket science. One of those times came during the main event of UFC Fight Night 39, which went down Friday from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. And it didn't even take a full round. Two 37-year-old heavyweights did battle in that main event, and you might say Roy Nelson got the better of the encounter. Show More Summary

'Star Wars: Episode VII' to use Abu Dhabi for scenes set on Tatooine: report

Abu Dhabi will apparently soon become the planet that's the farthest from the bright center of the universe "Star Wars: Episode VII" will partially film in and around he city-state in the United Arab Emirates, which will double for LUke Skywalker's home planet of Tatooine, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, UFC Fight Night 39's 'Fighter To Watch' on Fight Pass

In the main event of UFC Fight Night 39 later today (Fri., April 12, 2014) from du Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, a mixed martial arts (MMA) legend, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, will look to remain relevant when he headlines the second venture for the world's leading promotion into the Middle East. Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 39 Live Results, Play-by-Play and Main Card Highlights

UFC Fight Night 39 is going down Friday from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The card, which will air during the afternoon in the United States, will be broadcast entirely via UFC Fight Pass, the company's fledgling online streaming...Show More Summary

Human Rights Violations Raise Spectre of Gulf Soccer Acquisitions as Reputation Laundering

Reports about torture and abuse in the United Arab Emirates of British nationals, including a former bodyguard of the mother of the crown prince of Abu Dhabi whose half-brother was caught on video several years ago brutally torturing...Show More Summary

Six Flags announces Dubai theme park project (yes, again)

By Robert Niles: Six Flags Entertainment Corporation today announced that it has a deal with Meraas Leisure and Entertainment, a development company in the United Arab Emirates, to bring a Six Flags theme park to Dubai. Scheduled for completion in late 2017, the Six Flags Dubai would be part of a Meraas-backed multi-park development in Jebel Ali. Show More Summary

Human rights violations raise spectre of Gulf soccer acquisitions as reputation laundering

Human rights violations raise spectre of Gulf soccer acquisitions as reputation laundering By James M. Dorsey Reports about torture and abuse in the United Arab Emirates of British nationals, including a former bodyguard of the mother...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 39 Preliminary Card Predictions

It has seemed like an eternity, but the UFC is back this weekend with a card from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Headlined by Roy Nelson and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, the 10-bout card has a mixture of veterans and prospects that should make for an interesting fight night. The prelims have newcomers and familiar faces alike. Show More Summary

Latest UFC Fight Night 39 odds, online betting guide for 'Nogueira vs Nelson' in Abu Dhabi

Get a detailed breakdown of the betting lines for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 39: "Nogueira vs. Nelson" international mixed martial arts (MMA) event that is set to hit du Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, this Friday afternoon...Show More Summary

Winner's Circle: What victory means for UFC Fight Night 39's featured fighters

What does victory mean for the UFC Fight Night 39 main and co-main event fighters Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Roy Nelson, Clay Guida and Tatsuya Kawajiri this Friday (April 11, 2014) at Du Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates? We take...Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia Reports 2 More Deaths From MERS

(DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Saudi health authorities said Wednesday that 11 people in the western city of Jiddah have contracted the Middle East respiratory syndrome, resulting in two recent deaths and prompting officials to temporarily shutter the emergency unit at one of the city’s biggest hospitals. Among those who tested positive for MERS was…

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