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February 24, 2017

The 2011 champion and DDF ambassador becomes most successful player in 17-year history of event
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Former champion and tenth seed Caroline Wozniacki made her second final in Dubai when she swept aside Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 6-4 before an appreciative crowd at the Dubai Duty Free Women’s Open on Friday.

February 23, 2017

A scene from the film Trespass Against Us. (IndieWire)
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We're going to watch Manchester by the Sea.

February 22, 2017

Angelique Kerber
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German Angelique Kerber turned in her best Dubai Tennis Championships performance by producing a 6-2, 6-3 defeat of Monica Puig on Wednesday.
The Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy logo
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In line with its mandate to advance Emirati women’s thinking, knowledge and learning in the realm of sports, the Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, FBMA...
Mariah poses in front of the beautiful Burj Khalifa. (Instagram)
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The diva is performing at the Dubai Jazz Festival.
The UK-based company had earlier racked up £21 million (Dh95 million) in pre-tax losses in June 2016.  (Twitter/Balfour Beatty)
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UK construction giant Balfour Beatty has reached an agreement to sell the Group's entire share in Dutco Balfour Beatty and BK Gulf to its Dubai-based partner in a deal expected to be worth $13.7M.
Next month Xiaomi will launch the lower-end Redmi 4A and its most premium device the Mi Mix. (Xiaomi)
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China’s Xiaomi plans expansion across the Middle East with a new range of devices and a flagship store in the UAE.

February 21, 2017

Garbine Muguruza
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A foot problem forced French Open winner Garbine Muguruza to retire, with the fifth seed lasting less than 30 minutes on Tuesday to exit her opening match at the Dubai Tennis Championships.
UAE cycling team are seen with the organizers and sponsors during the media launch at the Crown Plaza, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi on Tuesday (Photo: Gulf News)
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Big bucks were the need of the hour and that has come in with Emirates Airline jumping in as the major sponsor of pro-cycling Team UAE Abu Dhabi, who took over Italian Lampre-Merida at end of last season.
Enrique will headline the Dubai Jazz Festival this week. (File photo)
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Everything you need to know about the music festival happening in Dubai this week.
The first two days of IDEX have led to an increasing number of deals with national and international companies alike. (Armyrecognition.com)
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31 deals worth over $3B were signed within the first 48 hours of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi.
If you're viewing your savings pot as an emergency fund, you're best off going for an account with no minimum balance requirements. (Shutterstock)
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Depending on what you want to use your savings for, one savings account will be better for you than another.

February 20, 2017

Abdulaziz Haikal (R) of UAE's Al-Ahli FC kicks the ball past Ali Ghorbani of Iran's Esteghlal FC during their AFC Champions League qualifying football match between UAE's Al-Ahli and Iran's Esteghlal FC at Al-Rashid Stadium in Dubai on February 20, 2017.
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Abdulaziz Haikal (R) of UAE's Al-Ahli FC kicks the ball past Ali Ghorbani of Iran's Esteghlal FC during their AFC Champions League qualifying football match between UAE's Al-Ahli and Iran's Esteghlal FC at Al-Rashid Stadium in Dubai on February 20, 2017. STRINGER / AFP
The 41-year-old official had agreed a move to the Middle East but will now definitely take charge of at least one more game in England's top flight
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The 41-year-old official had agreed a move to the Middle East but will now definitely take charge of at least one more game in England's top flight
Chirag Suri (Photo: Pankaj Sharma/Gulf News)
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Iran’s Esteghlal Khuzestan started the 2017 AFC Champions League with a 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia’s Al Fateh on Tuesday in Group B on Monday.
The Chamber is planning to strengthen its international presence in 2017 with the opening of representative offices in India and Brazil.  (Shutterstock/Philip Lange)
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Six initiatives are outlined under the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry's new strategy, which aim to ensure that the Chamber supports the government in executing the Dubai Plan 2021.
The amount of the fees increase is dependent on the schools' rating by the Dubai School Inspection Bureau. (File photo)
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Eligible schools in Dubai will now be allowed to increase their fees by between 2.4 -4.8 percent based on the a newly-approved fees framework.
IDEX, which runs to Thursday, is one of the largest arms fairs in the Middle East and is held biannually to showcase the latest in defence technologies and innovations.  (AFP/Karim Sahib)
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The four-day International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) opened in Abu Dhabi with the UAE announcing 21 deals worth more than $1.2 billion.

February 19, 2017

The former Liverpool skipper paid a visit to the Mall of the Emirates where he interacted with several fans. (Photo: goal.com)
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The former Liverpool skipper paid a visit to the Mall of the Emirates where he interacted with several fans…
All set for main draw action with organisers confident event will get even better with time (Photo: Gulf News)
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All set for main draw action with organisers confident event will get even better with time
In 2016, Brazilian exports to the countries of the GCC – Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman – totalled $6.04 billion, and the imports were $2.66 billion. (Shutterstock)
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The meat and poultry sector is one of eight dedicated segments now housed within Gulfood, the world’s largest food and hospitality trade platform in Dubai.
Arab Idol Mohammed Assaf was there for support. (Khaleej Times)
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Arab Idol Mohammed Assaf was there for support.
Both Trump sons lauded the close, friendly relationship that Sajwani has had over the last several years with the Trump family and the Trump Organization. (Khaleej Times)
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The Trump International Golf Club Dubai is the American president's first golf course in the Middle East and the first property to be opened since his inauguration.

February 18, 2017

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Sharjah Ladies Club, SLC, has announced that more than AED100, 000 worth of prizes will be at stake for this year’s Sharjah Ladies Run, taking place on February 24.

February 17, 2017

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DDF to continue as premier sponsor of global women’s tennis
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The National Olympic Academy will hold a four-day course called "The Future of Sport in the UAE," which will provide an academic perspective.

February 16, 2017

Gap in the fixture schedule next week means Guardiola’s men will have a few days away
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Gap in the fixture schedule next week means Guardiola’s men will have a few days away
UAE National Sports Day logo
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A UAE newspaper has said that the second National Sports Day serves as a reminder of the important role of sport and other physical activities in our lives.
Among the GCC countries,The UAE was ranked first on the list; Qatar 29th; Bahrain 44th; Kuwait 61st; Saudi Arabia 64th and Oman 82nd.  (Shutterstock)
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The Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom ranks 186 countries on economic measures such as rule of law, government size, regulatory efficiency, and the openness of markets.
This picture taken on January 10, 2017 shows Afghan policemen standing guard at the site of an explosion near the governor's compound in Kandahar. (AFP/Jawed Tanveer)
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Five other Emirati diplomats were killed last month when a blast struck Kandahar.
The onus is on applicants to stand out and show to hiring managers that they’re the perfect fit for the position. (File photo)
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UAE HR directors bemoan the fact that many applicants are short on key skills in communication, leadership and strategic planning.
The latest ruling follows a July 2015 court decision asserting Dana’s long-term contractual rights, lasting at least 25 years, to develop and produce gas and petroleum from the Khor Mor and Chemchamal fields. (Oil Guru)
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A consortium including the Sharjah-based oil and gas company have been locked in arbitration with the KRG since October 2013 over the development of gas fields in Kurdistan.

February 15, 2017

The Ghana international attacker is one of more than 40 players to have been punished for the crime
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The Ghana international attacker is one of more than 40 players to have been punished for the crime
The fantabulous Aussie singer will enchant the DWC audience with her endless hits on 25 March. (Rolling Stone)
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The fantabulous Aussie singer will enchant the DWC audience with her endless hits on 25 March.
Etisalat completed the Mena region's first 5G mobile technology live trial during Gitex 2016. (Shutterstock)
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5G deployments will positively affect virtually every industry sector, with manufacturing set to see the largest share of 5G-enabled economic activity in 2035, according to a report by Qualcomm Technologies.
The UAE is among the top nine countries in the world that invest in the space sciences.  (Twitter/@HHShkMohd)
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The Mars 2117 Project aims to establish the first inhabitable human settlement in Mars by 2117.

February 14, 2017

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UAE Rugby is hosting 4 touch-rugby festivals across the Emirates as part of celebrations for UAE National Sports Day on Thursday, February 16th.
Legoland and Legoland Water Park, Motiongate Dubai and Bollywood Parks are among DXB Entertainments' newest offerings. (VisitDubai.ae)
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The company behind Dubai Parks and Resorts reported a $132M loss for 2016, with costs related to the opening of its multiple theme parks.

February 13, 2017

The films from DIFF’s 13th edition have won nine Golden Globe Awards, nine BAFTA awards and received 30 Oscar nominations. (Facebook)
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The films from DIFF’s 13th edition have won nine Golden Globe Awards, nine BAFTA awards and received 30 Oscar nominations.
Manny says April bout will be in UAE, but Horn’s camp adamant on Australia plans
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Manny Pacquiao revealed on Sunday that his April fight against Jeff Horn will be in the UAE, but Horn’s promoters are adamant it will still be in Australia as initially planned.
Russian has finished second three times in 13 appearances in the emirate
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Russian has finished second three times in 13 appearances in the emirate
'It's going to be a very, very sexy, colourful, up-tempo and energetic night of music!' (Speakerpedia)
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'It's going to be a very, very sexy, colourful, up-tempo and energetic night of music!'
Ehang's flying, driverless vehicle: The answer to getting out of Dubai traffic? (Ehang)
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Ehang's flying car, or Autonomous Aerial Vehicle, is a smart and extremely eco-friendly low altitude autonomous aerial vehicle which can take commuters over short distances.
Redundancies and the shrinkage of the oil and gas sector continue to place pressure on the demand in the market. (Shutterstock/ Martchan)
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Average rentals in Abu Dhabi fell by 7 percent for apartments and 10 percent for villas in 2016, as spending cutbacks and slow growth take their toll.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Christine Lagarde, Emirati and regional leaders at the World Government Summit in Dubai. (Twitter/Dubai Media Office)
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According to Thomas Koulopoulos, Generation Z will make up 40 percent of the world's population by 2020 and their natural inclination is to act as more collaborative, less individualistic citizens.
Arabtec did not provide any details on where the losses in 2016 came from, but the company had attributed earlier losses challenges in the economic environment. (File photo)
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Arabtec’s net losses attributable to shareholders reached Dh3.4 billion in 2016, steeply widening from the Dh2.35 billion recorded in 2015.
The Dubai The team determined that the new Libyan city would need to include financial markets, markets, shopping malls and universities among other features. (Shutterstock)
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Sheikh Mohammed confirmed that former Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi's plans to build a city similar to Dubai were shelved during the civil war.

February 12, 2017

Photo: @mannypacquiao
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Manny Pacquiao has confirmed his next fight against Australia’s Jeff Horn will be held in the UAE.
Photo: Instagram
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Sharjah Women's Sports Foundation, SWSF, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club to advance women's competitiveness and professionalism in equestrianism and to enhance their presence at regional and international sporting events.
Dubai's main shelter for abuse victims has launched a powerful Instagram campaign (screenshot)
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An Emirati organization is combating domestic abuse in a twenty-first century way.
Dana Gas reported a full year revenue of $392 million as compared to $417 million in 2015. (Shutterstock)
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Dana Gas will not make any new investments in Egypt due to delay in receiving payments from the Egyptian government.
The gathering will allow leaders to discuss the current challenges the world face today, including economic, political and environmental, as well as the rapid innovations in science and technology.
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The three-day event discussing global challenges will include heads of state, scientists, scholars, academics, entrepreneurs, experts in finance and public policy.
Tourism to Aqaba, Jordan is benefiting from the strong demand of local and Scandinavian countries. (File photo)
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Colliers International's hotel market report forecasts good news for resorts in Aqaba and Palm Jumeirah, buoyed by shifts in demand away from Egypt and Turkey.
Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates airline and Group at the 2010 Berlin Air Show. (AFP/Sean Gallup)
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In an interview with CNNMoney, Emirates Chairman Shaikh Ahmad said that the airline has supported over a million US jobs and has invested $140 billion into the US economy.

February 11, 2017

German faces one of the strongest fields ever with seven of the top ten players in the fray
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German faces one of the strongest fields ever with seven of the top ten players in the fray
Zamalek's players celebrate after winning the Egyptian Super Cup football match against Al-Ahly, on February 10, 2017, at Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi.
KARIM SAHIB / AFP
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Zamalek SC heartened its fans after it defeated its rival Al-Ahly 3-1 on penalties in the Egyptian Super Cup, which was held at Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) capital of Abu Dhabi.