Region in focus - April 18, 2014
The best images of the last seven days from around the Gulf and across the Middle East.
In pictures: Penthouse flat is height of Dubai luxury living
A five-bedroom penthouse in Ocean Heights in Dubai Marina is on sale for Dh25 million and comes with a private pool and an unparalleled view of Dubai.
Video: Local reactions to a national fishing ban
A federal fishing ban has been imposed by the UAE federal government, but local authorities are taking diiferent approaches to implementing the ban. Two fishermen tell two very different sides of the story. Produced by Paul O'Driscoll
Hamburg the dinosaur’s time may be up in Bundesliga
Ever-present for 51 years in the German top-flight, Hamburg face the prospect of relegation, writes Ian Hawkey.
In pictures: Hot cars at New York International Auto Show
With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the US car industry. Here are some of the vehicles to be shown in this year’s edition.
Fast & Furious 7 filming in full swing at Emirates Palace
Filming for Fast & Furious 7 has started and we have the first photos of the cast and crew on set at Emirates Palace hotel this morning. Visitors staying at Emirates Palace say they have been kept away from certain areas in the grounds.
January 16, 2014
Carrefour, France’s largest retailer, reported fourth-quarter sales that met analysts’ estimates as revenue grew in all formats in its domestic market.
December 23, 2013
Things that fly are hot sellers in Dubai's toy world this Christmas, but the classics hold their ground.
December 22, 2013
Retailer has partenered with Souq.com and since July it has collaborated with the likes of Tejuri.com, and the online operations of Carrefour and Lulu.
November 25, 2013
The deal was previously described as being at the “due diligence” stage, implying that it was close to completion.
September 3, 2013
Majid Al Futtaim, the operator of Carrefour stores in the Middle East, is raising more than US$1.5 billion from a revolving credit facility to replace a loan, according to a banker familiar with the plan.
August 14, 2013
A Russian man has pleaded not guilty to involvement in a string of cyber attacks targeting companies including Carrefour, Nasdaq, Visa Jordan and an unnamed Abu Dhabi bank.
May 26, 2013
Majid Al Futtaim may buy part of the Spinneys supermarket chain after acquiring Carrefour's 25 per cent stake in its Middle East joint venture as it builds its retail business across the region.
May 23, 2013
Majid Al Futtaim will own 100 per cent of Majid Al Futtaim Hypermarkets’ shares, the Dubai-based retailer said in a statement after buying Carrefour's 25 per cent stake for €530 million.
October 15, 2012
Shopping may be becoming more expensive in the UAE but the country remains cheaper than many other markets.
December 18, 2011
Although most of the UAE's food is imported, basic grocery items here are competitively priced compared with other countries.