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July 28, 2016

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Moroccan midfielder Mbark Boussoufa joins on a two-year deal from Lokomotiv Moscow
MENA Region's market lacks suitable graduates. (Courtesy photo)
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Market research company YouGov and recruitment site Bayt.com have polled more than 4,000 young candidates in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) to find out how they feel about their job hunting experience.
The UAE is well prepared to be crowned as a fun destination in the Mena region. (File photo)
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With new major attractions in the pipeline, the UAE is set to bring in 90 percent of the region's leisure tourists.
Etisalat reported earnings of $626 Million in the second quarter of 2016. (File photo)
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The telecommunications giant reported $626 Million in earnings in the second quarter of 2016.
Fresh grads in the UAE want to feel passionate about their job, while nearly 10 percent said they didn't know what salary to expect at their first job. (Shutterstock)
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But finding passion for that first job is a challenge, as employers say recent grads lack necessary skills to be successful.

July 27, 2016

The plethora of online banking sites and mobile banks apps have changed how people interact with their money. (Shutterstock)
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Middle-class Middle Easterners are increasingly turning to phone apps and online banking for their financial management.
Gulf carriers Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar Airways have denied claims by US carriers that they were unfairly subsidized. (File photo)
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US airlines asked the US government to freeze access to Gulf airlines over what it sees as unfair government subsidies from their home countries.
Dubai's shipping cargo has declined for third consecutive quater. (File photo)
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DP World blames ‘reduction in lower-margin cargo’ for declining cargo numbers in Dubai ports.
And Hollywood celebs are also in the works to attend. (www.foranyinfo.com)
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And Hollywood celebs are also in the works to attend.
Dubai, UAE. (File photo)
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UAE is fighting the economic downfall of decreasing oil prices by focusing on tourism, trade, and finance.
Ski Dubai, visible from the new Aspen Chalets. (AFP/File)
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The Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates debuted family-sized ski-chalet themed rooms with views of Ski Dubai.

July 26, 2016

Human trafficking is a growing problem in the Middle East. (Shutterstock)
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Dubai police busted a sex trafficking ring of Vietnamese nationals after a girl called home for help.
The Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Abu Dhabi Tuesday morning, completing the first round-the-world trip of a zero-fuel plane. (Wikimedia Commons)
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The trip took over a year to finish, breaking nine world records in the process.
Families opting to downsize are causing rent prices to drop in Abu Dhabi with so many vacant units available. (Shutterstock)
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Job cuts in the oil and gas sector have led some to downsize, which means the vacant housing is lowering rental costs.
In 2015 2,000 millionaires relocated to Dubai, and that trend is expected to continue this year. (Shutterstock)
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Many millionaires are expected to move from unstable Turkey to settle in Dubai instead.

July 25, 2016

Osama Al Shaffar, president, UAE cycling and Ahmad Al Kamali at the press conference to announce the UAE squad (Photo: Zarina Fernandes/ Gulf News)
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The UAE will be sending a full squad of 32, including 13 athletes in six different individual sports for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games starting on August 5.
Among Arab investors in Dubai, Jordanians came in first, followed by Egyptians and Lebanese. (File photo)
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Overall, Arab investors contributed investments worth $1.9 billion in the first half of 2016.
Fadi Bachir is a human resources expert with a broad background in strategic HR and more than 14 years of experience. (Bayt)
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The human resources expert shares the top qualities he looks for, as well as how to create rewarding work environments.
Selena Gomez performing on stage. (Facebook)
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Selena Gomez, Zayn Malik, Elton John and more are coming to Dubai.
Authorities have circulated information to businesses warning them against charging customers extra for choosing to pay with a credit card. (Shutterstock)
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Consumers may soon no longer have to worry about extra fees for paying with plastic.
As technology and online card usage evolves, cyber-criminals also become increasingly sophisticated. (File photo)
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Credit card fraud is a rising issue in the UAE, with up to one in ten residents victim to fraud.

July 24, 2016

Job-hunting can be a daunting task for recent graduates. (Shutterstock)
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Fresh graduates face complex challenges when applying to jobs after university.
Ahmad Al Kamali (Photo: qaf.qa)
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UAE AF chief tips Alia or Desalegn to be among the contenders in Rio de Janeiro
Dubai is seeing exponential growth in foreigners owning property in the emirate. (AFP/File)
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Saudis and Jordanians are the top Arab buyers in the Dubai property market.
Esther's new single is all about love and loving. (YouTube)
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Singing, song writing sensation Esther Eden talks to us about her new single, inspiration and her favorite Dubai spots.
All Dubai residents must have health insurance by the end of 2016. (Shutterstock)
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A special annual health insurance package is available for Dubai residents, who must have some health insurance coverage by the end of the year.
Before diving into homeownership, do the math and think about the long-term costs. (Shutterstock)
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Owning a home can be less expensive in the long-run than renting - but there are many factors to consider before taking the leap!
Government services are moving online to better understand big data. (Shutterstock)
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Middle Eastern governments are increasingly providing online services in order to collect and learn from citizens' data.

July 21, 2016

The new mobile app, which is based on a 1990s Nintendo game, has created a global frenzy as players roam the real world looking for cartoon monsters (AFP/Josep Lago)
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The incident, which happened last week, is the latest of many “bizarre” situations taking place around the city
After meeting with Nancy, all five fans had the chance to take a selfie with the singer. (File photo)
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After meeting with Nancy, all five fans had the chance to take a selfie with the singer.
Here's a sneak peak. (Courtesy photo)
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Here’s why every UAE resident should watch the film as it hits the screens.
With a little planning, money management doesn't have to be an overwhelming task for millennial expats. (Shutterstock)
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While young expats can be tempted by living lavishly, cutting back is the key to building savings while young.

July 20, 2016

Mubarak Boussoufa
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Al Jazira are in talks to sign the Morocco left-winger Mubarak Boussoufa, Gulf News understands, a move which is likely to end the Brazilian schemer Thiago Neves’s one-year spell at the Abu Dhabi club.
Barclays is divesting its Africa unit as part of a plan to simplify its structure and seek higher shareholder returns. (AFP/Carl Court)
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Banks have now been invited to submit bids to takeover Barclays banks in Egypt, with the bank's equity value estimated around $400 million.
In addition to arm sales to the UAE, the US has separately approved the sale of 246 missiles and other equipment to Japan worth $821 million.  (AFP/File)
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The US State Department has authorized the sale of 14,640 bombs and guidance kits to the UAE to fight Daesh in Iraq and Syria.
White Collar DXB is being rebranded as 'Fighting Fit Dubai' to reflect both the new look format of the show, and the international interest that Season 1 has received. (Photo courtesy of Arabian Business)
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Casting call for the boxing-themed, eight-part reality TV series ends this week!
Vacancies on offer in the UAE went up by 10 per cent in June 2016. (File photo)
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Overall hiring activity in the Gulf is still slow, but things are looking better in the UAE.
94 basic food products would be exempted from the tax in the UAE. (File photo)
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Each of the GCC countries will issue their own VAT legislation, providing details on what would be subject to VAT.
The smart city will be completely sustainable and provide about 200 megawatts of electricity using photovoltaic roofs on homes and other premises.  (Photo courtesy of Gulf Business)
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The Dhs 30 billion-Desert Rose City will cover an area of 14,000 hectares on Dubai-Al Ain Road, accommodating up 160,000 people.
The B/Attitude Spa in Dubai. (Buddha Bar)
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Euromonitor International's report indicates that UAE captures more than 14 percent of MENA's flourishing health and wellness tourism.

The project is divided into several phases and Empower will produce 30,000 RT by the fourth quarter of this year. (Nooz.com)
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Empower will build up to six cooling plants in Jumeirah Village Circle and Jumeirah Village Triangle to provide 260,000 refrigeration tons (RT) for the 400 buildings.

July 19, 2016

The entertainment cruise idea was initiated jointly by Emirates and MBC Group with the aim to gather some the Arab world's biggest stars and their fans on a week-long cruise. (File photo)
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Emirates has connected thousands of Arab fans from around the world with their idol stars at the 2016 ‘Stars on Board’, which took place onboard the Norwegian JADE cruise ship.
The Paris Beach Club, one of Hilton's other luxury resort brands. (File)
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American socialite Paris Hilton is expanding her brand to open a luxury hotel in Dubai.
His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister. (File photo)
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Mind the gap - in wealth? Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his son Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum spotted on the tube.
The late Anton Yelchin in Star Trek Beyond. (Paramount Pictures)
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Star Trek Beyond producer J.J. Abrams and actor Karl Urban paid tribute to the late star in new interviews ahead of the film's premiere this week. Yelchin died at age 27 on June 19.
The joint fleet would also include six Ultra Large Container Vessels.  (UASC.net)
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The new company created between Germany's Hapag-Lloyd and Dubai-based United Arab Shipping Company will have 237 ships with a total transport capacity of 1.6 million TEUs and revenues of around $12B.

July 18, 2016

From a civil aviation perspective, drones are key to promoting the Dubai Smart Government Vision, and the DCAA are ensuring flight safety of Dubai's airspace. (Shutterstock)
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The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) has team up with the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) to launch a trading platform to boost the commercial drones market.
Al Jassmi was behind "Boshret Kheir," a song that almost became Egypt's national anthem.
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A powerful rumor was launched by a mysterious Facebook post which included the hashtag #TeamSisiSong.
UAE property prices are considerably cheaper than in other leading cities in the world and have dropped significantly since mid-2014. (Shutterstock)
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High mortgage deposit requirements, doubling transfer fees and stringent lending policies remain major barriers to home ownership in the UAE.
Other than credit and debit cards, another mechanism leading the way is prepaid cards. (File photo)
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The rising trend of cashless payments has led to greater financial inclusion, supporting much of the non-bankable population.
Jafza is now one of the world’s biggest free zones, accounting for almost 32 percent of total FDI (foreign direct investment) flow into the country. (Arabian Supply Chain)
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Free zone growth in the GCC is showing no signs of slowing, but they are not immune from the evolving global dynamics and policy imperatives.
The emirate’s flagship urban project, Dubai South is conceptualised to manifest the themes of happiness as set out in the Dubai Plan 2021. (Trade Arabia)
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The infrastructure and design contracts have been awarded to top industry leaders for development projects in the city's Residential District, adjacent to the Expo 2020 Dubai site.

July 17, 2016

Elton John and Selena Gomez are only two of the many acts lined up to perform in Dubai this autumn. (Twitter)
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It's a jam-packed season of superstar shows in Dubai this autumn.
Once the framework agreement on implementation of VAT is reached, GCC countries have one year from January 1, 2018, to implement it. (File Photo)
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VAT will be implemented from January 1, 2018. Here's why it is needed and how it will impact residents and businesses.
TV.ae, a blend of Netflix and YouTube, will begin searching for Middle East-based content creators to write and produce short shows and films to be hosted on the site. (Akhbarak.net)
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Abu Dhabi-based Advance Digital will will fund and host five to 10 creators to help them make pilot shows on the Netflix rival service.
Arabtec reported Dh46.4 million in net losses for the first quarter of 2016, and earlier reported Dh2.3 billion in net loss for the full-year 2015. (File photo)
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The facility will provide Arabtec will additional funding to be directly deployed towards delivering ongoing and newly-awarded projects.