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June 26, 2016

Following announcement of the Brexit vote, the sterling-dirham exchange rate hit an all-time low of AED4.8. (File photo)
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UAE currency houses are expecting an increase in remittances to the UK with the fall in the pound against the dollar and the start of the summer holidays.
It was honours even for runners from Morocco andEthiopia at the 10km road race held as part of the FourthNad Al Sheba (NAS) Ramadan Sports Tournament (Photo: DSC)
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Winners record fast times in NAS Ramadan Sports Tournament

June 23, 2016

The main reason almost all cities in the Middle East increased in rank is that their currencies are pegged to the US Dollar.  (File photo)
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Amman and all of the major Gulf cities have jumped up in the rankings of the most expensive cities in the Middle East and globally.
ADDED has destroyed 165,000 counterfeit and fake items seized during raids in recent months. (Pinterest)
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The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development is intensifying raids and imposing heavier fines for companies selling fake products.

June 22, 2016

It is important to have a happy balance of both money and career satisfaction. (File photo)
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Many jobseekers often have to choose between higher pay or career growth when considering a new offer.
Has the Group finally had it with Ahlam and her antics? (File photo)
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Has the Group finally had it with Ahlam and her antics?

June 21, 2016

Staycations allow travellers to focus expenditure on the stay versus the journey. (File photo)
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The combination of a sluggish economy and wider variety of recreational choices at home means that UAE residents are increasingly choosing to stay rather than go away on holiday.
The Idol, a film based on Mohammed Assaf's rise to fame, was co-produced by the UAE and Palestine. (File photo)
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Mohamed Diab's 'Clash', Hala Khalil's 'Nawara', Mai Masri's 3000 Nights, and Hany Abu-Assad’s 'The Idol' are some of the films that will be screened as part of 'Films from the Islamic World' at the German fest.
The Dubai World Central will host Dubai’s future mega airport Al Maktoum International and Expo 2020. (Skyscraper City)
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Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum grants non-UAE nationals the rights to absolute ownership of property in three land plots of DWC.

June 20, 2016

Hospitality is the sector seeing the most growth these days in the UAE. (File photo)
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Whether you want to work in hotels, travel agencies, airlines or other leisure services directly supported by tourists, here is a list of top five skills of great hospitality employees.
Studies by Morgan McKinley showed that UAE employers were tightening their belts, with salaries stagnating and bonuses non-existent or barely notable. (File photo)
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Studies by recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley showed that austerity measures in companies mean that some can no longer afford to live in the emirates.
A potential combination of NBAD-FGB is expected to create the second largest bank in the Middle East after Qatar National Bank. (File photo)
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National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) and First Gulf Bank (FGB) have confirmed talks of a possible merger that would see strong gains for both parties.
Bella Hadid celebrated Father's Day a day early with a meal at Via Alloro in Beverly Hills. (Instagram/Bella Hadid)
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Mohamed Hadid may be a controversial figure in Beverly Hills real estate, but to Bella and Gigi he is nothing but dear old daddio!
Established in 1964, Americana, or Kuwait Food Company, is the parent group that brought to the Middle East more than a dozen major food brands like Pizza Hut, KFC, Costa Coffee and TGI Friday’s. (File photo)
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A Dubai-based consortium led by Mohamed Alabbar has bought a controlling stake in the Kuwaiti food franchise giant for $2.3 billion, three weeks after announcing the collapse of longstanding takeover negotiations.

June 19, 2016

Celebrate Eid in luxury by wearing one of Kristina's high-end designs. (Facebook)
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Celebrate Eid in luxury by wearing one of Kristina's high-end designs.
Sheikh Shakhbout Medica City will feature operation rooms and emergency, intensive care, and neonatal departments as well as a medical research centre and 132 beds for intensive care cases. (Shutterstock)
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The billion-dollar Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City project will be one of the biggest medical facilities dedicated to intensive care in the region.
The UAE is set to be the first GCC country to introduce VAT in 2018 and is expecting to generate around Dhs 10bn to Dhs 12bn in revenues in its first year of implementation. (Shutterstock)
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Under phase one, companies which record annual revenues of over Dhs 3.75m will be obliged to register under the system and will be taxed accordingly.

June 16, 2016

The first stage of integrating the sea with the site involved the shutdown of selected pumps to allow the water level to rise slowly around the museum’s basements. (Arabian Business)
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The developers of the Louvre Abu Dhabi are moving closer to realizing architect Jean Nouvel's vision for a 'museum city on the sea'.
Yemeni children demonstrate against the removal of the Saudi-led coalition from the United Nations annual child rights blacklist, in front of United Nations (UN) office in Sanaa, on June 15, 2016. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs said troops could remain in Yemen for 'counter-terrorism' operations.

June 15, 2016

We challenged the UAE's first ever sci-fi film 'Aerials' by creating better special effects than theirs. (
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We challenged the UAE's first ever sci-fi film 'Aerials' by creating better special effects than theirs.
Shaikh Ahmad Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum presided over the meeting of the Executive Board to take stock of the UAE athletes’ preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympics (Gulf Sport)
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NOC president confident Emirati sportspersons can be competitive on world stage
Earlier this year 1MDB was embroiled in a corruption scandal alleging the transfer of almost $700m to Prime Minister Najib Razak. (MyTimes)
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Abu Dhabi’s International Petroleum Investment Company and Aabar Investments have filed a $6.5B claim with the London Court of International Arbitration against the scandal-hit Malaysian state fund.
Joelle's TV show has been running on MBC for almost 11 years, making it one of  the most watched shows in the Middle East. (The National)
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There's more to the fashionista than you know...
Who will be joining the reality TV star in Dubai? (
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Will Kanye and sisters be joining here?

June 14, 2016

Marwan Saab, chief creative officer of the newly launched platform, is hoping to bring a new generation of Arabic talent to the regional and international stage. (Screenshot)
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Marwan Saab, chief creative officer of the newly launched platform, is hoping to bring a new generation of Arabic talent to the regional and international stage.
Sheikh Maktoum and Charles Bolden spoke about scientific issues and efforts to harness space technology for peaceful and non-politicised purposes to serve all humanity. (WAM)
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NASA director Charles Bolden has met with Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and delivered a series of lectures on space and exploration.
The UAE has sentenced 18 men over ties to the Yemeni Muslim Brotherhood, which is banned in the UAE and considered a "terrorist organization." (File photo)
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The men were accused of fundraising and aiding the group, which is banned in the UAE.
Deira Islands is Nakheel's third flagship artificial island project, after Palm Jumeirah and The World.
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The sewage treatment plant construction deal is the latest in over Dhs 3 billion in contracts for Deira Islands since Nakheel first announced the project in 2013.
Helicopters of the UAE armed forces fly during a military show at the opening of the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in the Emirati capital on February 22, 2015. (AFP)
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The pilot and copilot were killed after crashing during a military operation in Yemen.
The Eurofighter Typhoon is popular with the Royal Air Force of Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Global defense trade reached a record-breaking $65 billion in 2015, driven by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, who imported $11.4B worth of defense systems.
Martin Stewart replaces Davd Butorac, who has served as OSN’s CEO from 2010 and has been credited with leading OSN's transformational growth in the region. (OSN)
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Martin Stewart has served as CFO of Sky, EMI, director general of Spanish entertainment company ONO and is currently CFO of the UK's Football Association.

June 13, 2016

Phidar said that the oversupply in Dubai’s residential market was expected to remain until 2019. (Shutterstock)
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The oversupply in Dubai’s residential market and tumbling rents are likely to translate to sale price declines, according to Phidar Advisory.
Destination Asia Group is an integrated travel management company operating in 11 Asian countries. (Global Travel Group)
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The agreement is dnata’s first entry into Asia’s inbound travel segment and the latest in a series of travel and airport operations acquisitions globally by the cash-rich unit.