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    The Burj Khalifa in Dubai recorded the highest sales "value" at Dh4.84 billion.Image Credit: Silvia Baron/ANM
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    In February, the Ministry of Economy said it will start taking off the shelves cans of Coca-Cola and Pepsi thaImage Credit: Gulf News Archive
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    The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company is acquiring 74 petrol pumps belonging to Emarat in Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Image Credit: AHMED RAMZAN/Gulf News
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    In September, 2012 buyers in the UAE were still at the mercy of the retailers to cut their existing micro-SIM Image Credit: Reuters
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    Malek Naureed Awan, a Pakistani businessman, is set to launch an airline in the UAE.Image Credit: Courtsey MMA Group
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1 Pakistani entrepreneur to launch airline in UAE

A 26-year-old Pakistani businessman from Abbottabad, Malek Naureed Awan, is set to launch an airline in the UAE. Read full story

2 Salary increase in UAE, Saudi and Qatar to overtake inflation rates

Employees in technology, energy and consumer goods sector to get highest hikes in salaries. Read full story

3 Etisalat to cancel unverified sim cards

At least 1.5 million subscribers to Etisalat have been asked to update their personal information within three months. Read full story

4 Iranians among top buyers in Burj Khalifa

Indians are the biggest property buyers in Dubai among foreign nationals, according to the latest figures released by the Dubai Land Department. Read full story

5 Expect a salary increase this year

Survey reveals many companies in the region plan pay rises of 5 per cent to 15 per cent this year. Read full story

6 TRA to extend sim card re-registration by three months

Mobile subscribers who failed to update their personal data for Etisalat and du are given a three-month extension to finalise registration before they face disconnection. Read full story

7 Pepsi, Coke cans to be taken off UAE shelves

Ministry of Economy to withdraw Pepsi and Coca Cola cans over violation of rules. Read full story

8 Petrol price in the UAE may come down as Adnoc acquires 74 Emarat stations

The takeover by Adnoc units will enable Emarat to cut its losses, says top oil industry source. Read full story

UAE retailers cut sim to fit into iPhone 5

Some retailers who are making a killing in iPhone 5 sales, are also offering buyers in the UAE the additional service of cutting micro-SIM to fit into the new smartphone’s nano-SIM slot. Read full story

10 Etisalat launches new data plans

UAE telecom provider announces the launch of the country's first unlimited daily and 100MB weekly data plans for new and existing Wasel prepaid mobile customers. Read full story