UAE

Why Frederick's Move Into Abu Dhabi Makes Sense

Frederick's of Hollywood, the racy lingerie store that famously introduced the the first push-up bra and brought the first bikini to the U.S., has opened its first international store in a surprising place: the United Arab Emirates. Here's why the move, weirdly enough, might make sense.

UAE and RIM Resolve BlackBerry Dispute

The United Arab Emirates will not suspend BlackBerry services next week as threatened. The UAE and Canadian smartphone maker Research In Motion have resolved their dispute over access to email and other data.

Indian Authorities to Meet to Discuss BlackBerry Messenger Ban

Indian officials will meet today to discuss whether to ban BlackBerry instant messenger service. India%u2019s home ministry and intelligence agencies are to meet Monday to discuss the RIM proposals, Bloomberg News said without naming its sources. Research In Motion (RIMM) said Aug. 26 that any solution would have to ensure security for communications

Man nabbed with fake $1 million bills

Hey, can you break these really authentic looking $1 million bills? A woman in the United Arab Emirates fell for a scam in which a man convinced...

RIM's Saudi Arabia Deal Gives Up Privacy

BlackBerry maker RIM reached a deal with Saudi Arabia, averting a ban on its service in the country. The pact gives the country's government the ability to monitor messages to and from RIM's smartphones.

Orders for Boeing's 787 Jet Keep Falling

Boeing has had more canceled orders for its 787 jet than new orders now that aircraft-leasing company Dubai Aerospace Enterprise has stopped 25 orders in the past month.

Hillary Clinton Will Work to Help Resolve UAE BlackBerry Dispute

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she would work to help resolve the dispute between Research In Motion (RIMM) and the United Arab Emirates over the use of BlackBerry services. "We know that there is a legitimate security concern, but there's also a legitimate right of free use and access," Clinton said Thursday, according to The Wall Street Journal. "So I think we will be pursuing both technical and expert discussions as we go."

Gucci Has Designs on the Luxury Hotel Market

The Gucci name has gone from designer leather goods to designer clothes -- now, it's getting into the hospitality business. Elisabetta Gucci Hotels, led by the daughter of designer Paolo Gucci, plans to open its first boutique hotel in Dubai this year.

Monument or Tombstone for Dubai?

The emir of Dubai opened the world's tallest building Monday amid talk of his nation's massive debt, its overextended real estate market, rising unemployment and a host of other recession-linked miseries. But despite the many experts ready to write Dubai's financial obituary, the emirate is far from dead yet.