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February 5, 2016

Source: @AWSTShj
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The first ever "Female Sports Media Forum" took place at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre in Sharjah last Wednesday, held on the sidelines of the third Arab Women Sports Tournament 2016 (AWST), and focused on the challenges faced by women in media.
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The Women Arab Sports Tournament (AWST), being hosted by Sharjah from February 2 -12th, saw more victory for the UAE in volleyball on its third day with Al Wasl wining against Lebanon's Al Qalmoun 3-0, while Jordan's Olympic won against Palestine's Ebdaa 3-0.

February 4, 2016

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his third shot during the first round of the 2016 Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club on February 4, 2016 in Dubai.
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his third shot during the first round of the 2016 Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club on February 4, 2016 in Dubai.
First Women Sports Journalist Forum opens at 3rd Arab Women Sports Tournament in Sharjah @AWSTShj
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First women only Sports Journalist Forum opens at 3rd Arab Women Sports Tournament
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The volleyball team of Sharjah Ladies Club, SLC, came first in the volleyball competition in the 3rd Arab Women Sports Tournament, AWST, hosted by Sharjah from February 2nd...
For the Sobha Group to make an entry into the same space represents a major tweak in strategy. (Shutterstock)
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The luxury property developer aims to offer high quality accommodation at low prices, filling a much-needed gap in Dubai's housing market.
Applications such as automatic traffic mapping and advanced remote diagnostics and repair are still about five years away from mainstream adoption. (Shutterstock)
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The Connected Car Industry Report predicts that smart cars will be standard in the future.
American rapper Nicki Minaj is scheduled to perform in Dubai in March. (Facebook)
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American rapper Nicki Minaj is scheduled to perform in Dubai in March.
Interfaith. (File)
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An interfaith conference featuring religious leaders from seven faiths is meeting in Dubai this week.
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Reports last month suggested Barclays was looking to cut up to 1,200 jobs worldwide and shut securities operations across Asia. (HITC)
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Barclays announced that it will close its Emaar Square offices in Downtown Dubai and cut jobs as part of a worldwide restructuring.
Dubai to host the first exhibition of Mario Testino's work in the Middle East. (Luxuo.com)
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Dubai to host the first exhibition of Mario Testino's work in the Middle East.
The new Recognised Membership application process will help bring the markets of Egypt and the UAE closer together. (AFP/File)
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Dubai's stock exchange has streamlined the membership process to facilitate Egyptian brokerages' easier participation.
Seven-time champion Roger Federer is a hugely popular player with fans at the Dubai Championship
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Dubai Duty Free wishes Swiss ace a speedy recovery after he is ruled out following knee surgery

February 3, 2016

Source: @Sharjahnews
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H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, Wife of H.H. the Ruler of Sharjah, opened the 3rd Arab Women Sports Tournament yesterday evening at the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club.
Christine Lagarde and other prominent figures have been confirmed as keynote speakers. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)
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Jordan's Queen Rania, the IMF's Christine Lagarde and Italy's Emma Bonino are some of the high-powered women participating at the event on February 23 and 24.

February 2, 2016

Held under the slogan, "It’s Your Turn", the forum is the first of its kind in the Arab world specifically for female sports journalists
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The first ever Female Sports Journalist Forum is taking place at the Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre during the third Arab Women Sports Tournament, AWST 2016, being hosted in Sharjah from February 2nd to 12th.
In 'Ultimate Tutankhamun', archeologists apply 21st century research methods to conduct a criminal investigation into the death of Tutankhamun.
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Ultimate Tutankhamun, Saving Egypt's Oldest Pyramids, The Egyptian Job and Time Scanners will be given special air time throughout the month of February.
Annual passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport increased by 10.7 percent over last year. (Vision Dubai)
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Dubai International Airport first overtook London Heathrow in 2014 as the world' busiest airport in terms of international passengers numbers.
 The state of the art centre will cover one million square feet and is expected to welcome nine million visitors when it opens. (Image courtesy of The National)
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The mega-library will have more than 4.5 million titles and will open in Al Jaddaf area of the emirate in 2017.
Some of what's to come at this year's Dubai Food Festival. (Facebook)
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Masterchef Australia's celebrity chefs George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan will head to the Dubai Food Festival in February.
‘Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival’ is coming to Dubai in April. (Ourhomemadelife.com)
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‘Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival’ is coming to Dubai in April.

February 1, 2016

Australian Open winners look to keep up form in Dubai
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Djokovic looks forward to shopping not just at Dubai’s malls, but for another Duty Free title too
Arab Cinema Centre attends International Film Festival Rotterdam. (Facebook)
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Arab Cinema Centre attends International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Excessive sharing on social media can leave one with little space for accommodating a partner's needs. (File)
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Trust, personal opinions, and personal space in relationships all get eroded by overusing social networks.
Sean Paul will set the stage alight on February 4 at the opening ceremony of HBL Pakistan Super League. (Facebook)
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Sean Paul will set the stage alight on February 4 at the opening ceremony of HBL Pakistan Super League.
The four UAE clubs that will participate have a strong chance to win titles and awards
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The UAE is taking part through four clubs in the 3rd Arab Women Sports Tournament, Sharjah 2016 (AWST), which will be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, the wife of H.H. the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, in Sharjah from February 2nd to 12th.

January 31, 2016

The tournament takes place between February 2-12 in Sharjah under the slogan, "Your World, Your Court, Together Victorious".
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H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of H.H. the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs...
The emirate plans to source three-quarters of its total power output from clean sources by 2050. (File photo)
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The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has opened the tenders for the development of the Dubai Green Fund, the framework for clean energy investment.
Ales Opatrny rides Acovaro to win the Emirates Airline Dubai Grand Prix FEI World Cup Qualifier during the Dubai Show Jumping Championship 2016 at Dubai Equestrain Center. (source: Atiq ur Rehman/Gulf News)
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Ales Opatrny became the first rider from the Czech Republic to win the Emirates Airline Dubai Grand Prix FEI World Cup Qualifier as he guided Acovaro to upstage a strong field of 28 competitors on the closing day of competition.

January 30, 2016

Pair have won 11 out of the last 13 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship titles underlining their dominance
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Pair have won 11 out of the last 13 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship titles underlining their dominance

January 28, 2016

Rickie Fowler of the United States celebrates with his trophy after winning in the final of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship in the capital of the United Arab Emirates on January 24, 2016.
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Rickie Fowler of the United States celebrates with his trophy after winning in the final of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship in the capital of the United Arab Emirates on January 24, 2016. Fowler opened up a two-shot lead following a 65 in his third round that was eventually completed in the morning, and then shot a three-under par 69 for a 16-under par total.
The 3rd Arab Women Sports Tournament logo
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Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, Wife of the Ruler...
Hollywood actors, local talent, and regional VIPs were among the first globally to see the Marriott International Content Studio film, Two Bellmen Two. (YouTube)
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Hollywood actors, local talent, and regional VIPs were among the first globally to see the Marriott International Content Studio film, Two Bellmen Two.
The new facility is scheduled to open in 2017 and will offer advanced medical care to children with the support of CHOP expertise. (PR Newswire)
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The new partnership will establish a state-of-the-art pediatric center in Abu Dhabi and allow seamless referrals of specialized cases to the renowned children's hospital.
Iran's Khodro Haima S7 was launched in 2015. (RealIran.org)
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According to the plan, some 20,000 cars are expected to be built in the $200M factory in Oman, which is expected to break ground by the end of 2016.
Dubai Islamic Bank's 2015 profit jumped by 37 percent. (Google Plus)
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Despite challenging markets, DIB has joined the billion dollar profit club for 2015.
A panoramic view of Sharjah. (Twitter)
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Sharjah hosted its first ever local elections to select candidates to represent them in the Sharjah Consultative Council.

January 27, 2016

Emirati fashion designer Muna Al Zarooni will compete on the upcoming 'Fashion Star.' (YouTube)
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Emirati fashion designer Muna Al Zarooni will compete on the upcoming 'Fashion Star.'
The project is currently in the design phase and is expected to be operational in another four years. (File photo)
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The 100,000 square foot wellness center at Dubai Healthcare City in Al Jadaf in the next four years.
The initiative features four main approaches, six objectives, 15 programmes and 93 initiatives. (Shutterstock)
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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has unveiled a revamp of Dubai's health strategy that targets health and lifestyle, excellence in providing service, smart healthcare and governance.
Stage One of the network from Shah and Habshan to the port of Ruwais will not be affected by the new suspension. (Railway Gazette)
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The suspension of plans involves the construction of a rail network between Abu Dhabi, the Saudi and Omani borders and Jebel Ali Port in Dubai.

January 26, 2016

Shah will re-live the life of the legendary scientist in Abu Dhabi and Dubai theatres from January 28 to 30. (Hindutva.info)
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The genius of Naseeruddin Shah and why he's perfect for the role of Einstein.
Source: Gulf News
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Athletes will do the Olympic triathlon distance on the Corniche which features a 1500m swim, 40km bike and a 10km run.
The vessels will be built using state-of-the-art technology and equipment. (Twitter)
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ADSB has won the bid to provide Kuwait with eight patrol boats that will boost the country's maritime defense capabilities.
UAE-based Al Futtaim Group, owner of the Carrefour hypermarkets chain, was ranked 172nd. (Avaz.ba)
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Deloitte's 'Global Powers of Retailing' report analyzes the performance of the 250 largest retailers around the world for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
Credit cards can give an instant hit of cash, but can also be detrimental to your financial health. (Shutterstock/FotograFFF)
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Banking cards have evolved so that we now stand to gain 'something extra' every time we use them.

January 25, 2016

Rickie Fowler of the United States celebrates with his trophy after winning in the final of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship in the capital of the United Arab Emirates on January 24, 2016. Fowler opened up a two-shot lead following a 65 in his third round that was eventually completed in the morning, and then shot a three-under par 69 for a 16-under par total.
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American insists he can challenge Spieth and McIlroy after one-shot victory
The Daesh "emir" was married to the Ala’a Bader al-Hashemi, recently executed for the murder of American schoolteacher Ibolya Ryan. (AFP/File)
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The UAE man is accused of being associated with Daesh in the UAE and representing the group as an emir in the country.
Nada Al Naqbi
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Nada Al Naqbi, Deputy Head of the Supreme Organising Committee for the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST)...
CNN's new studio in Dubai Media City features cutting-edge broadcasting technology. (CNN)
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CNN's new high-tech digital broadcast studio allows any CNN control room around the world to assume control and operate it remotely.
Emirates has also become the first airline to hit 500,000 followers on LinkedIn. (Twitter)
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The Dubai-based airline is the first airline to reach one million followers on Instagram, and is celebrating with giveaways.
The Arab Idol Mohammed Assaf. (File photo)
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A goodwill ambassador for peace by (UNRWA), the 26-year-old Arab Idol winner has used his voice and his talent to support other young people in the region.

January 24, 2016

Property values in JBR and Dubai Marina experienced a drop to 2 percent and 3.5 percent respectively in 2015. (File photo)
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Dubai's ‘1/JBR’ signature development is taking shape among the cluster of high-end towers in JBR and Dubai Marina.
The drones were able to reach remote destinations which are normally challenging to film by traditional helicopter. (File photo)
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The massive drone-filming projects took place at 18 Emirates' destinations in Dubai, Seattle, Japan, Ireland, Sri Lanka and the Seychelles.
Victoria's Secret Angels Adriana Lima and Isabeli Fontana attended a Dubai perfume launch. (Facebook)
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Victoria's Secret Angels attend Dubai perfume launch.
The UAE is planning the region's first unmanned probe to Mars. (Shutterstock)
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The two national space agencies signed a framework for cooperation on space exploration at the Bahrain International Airshow.

January 23, 2016

Jordan Spieth of the United States plays a shot during the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship in the capital of the United Arab Emirates on January 23, 2016.
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World No.1 Jordan Spieth is delighted to be in contention to win his Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship given his putting struggles.