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Akon is coming to the UAE this week. (Image: Facebook)
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He's a well known face around the UAE, and now the "Dangerous" singer is back in the city this week.
The UAE, which is new to the industry in comparison to countries with older, developed health systems, requires a more focused approach to promote its available services.
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One of the main challenges in the region is to reverse the outbound medical tourism trend, and provide specialised services in line with the required capacity and the prevalence of lifestyle diseases
is there and you will hear about it soon,” Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum, chairman of Dubai’s Supreme Fiscal Committee said.
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One of Dubai’s top government officials said on Sunday that he expects state-owned conglomerate Dubai World to reach a deal on renegotiating its debt repayment schedule in the near future

September 21, 2014

The 13th edition of Cityscape Global is all set to welcome more than 35,000 participants from across the world and exhibitor numbers have also jumped to more than 280 for the first time in five years.
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The Middle East’s largest and most influential property show is also co-located with three dedicated and expert-led conferences.
Another exciting concert added to the RedFestDXB lineup. (Image: Facebook)
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They've taken the UK by storm, and now the "Superheroes" hit makers are coming to the Middle East.

September 19, 2014


Qatari capital Doha bid for the 2016 and 2020 Olympics but never made the shortlist, while Dubai was reportedly on the verge of a bid for 2016,
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While major events were once the domain of Europe and North America, Asia is now viewed as a 'safe pair of hands' when it comes to hosting the world's biggest sporting competitions.

September 18, 2014

Kiesza will be kicking it at the RedFestDXB next February. (Image: Facebook)
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The festival is scheduled for Thursday, February 12 and Friday, February 13 at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre and the first performer slated for RedFestDXB is Canadian newcomer Kiesza.
Ahlam is deeply saddened by the loss of her relative. (Image courtesy of Twitter)
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Raja Bint Abdullah Al Shamsi was a cousin of Ahlam, and she passed away recently of undisclosed reasons.
Buying a home is a dream for many, however the financial commitment can be daunting (Shutterstock).
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That “dream” home can quickly turn into a nightmare if you’re constantly struggling to make payments on it.
Etihad has forged 47 codeshare partnerships with different airlines globally, 21 in Europe alone.
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European airlines have finally opened up to Gulf carriers, forging partnerships and selling stakes, after decades of distrust and allegations of unfair competition.

September 17, 2014


The Middle East experienced a decline in its billionaire population over the past year.
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The Middle East experienced a decline in its billionaire population over the past year.
Asia and Turkey will also remain the most important trade partners of the UAE in terms of imports.
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The UAE is likely to remain top export destination for India till 2030, and China is forecast to emerge as the second largest export market, displacing the US.
Lady Gaga loved the Middle East, but did the Middle East love her? (Image: Facebook)
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Many seats at Lady Gaga's Dubai gig remained empty, but it gave the true fans more room to "Just Dance".
 These meetings form part of the mandatory updates required to be provided to the BIE as Dubai prepares for the submission of all requirements to seek formal approval at the next critical registration phase in November 2015.
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The expansive Dubai Trade Centre-Jebel Ali complex features a centrepiece Dubai Expo 2020 gated facility spread across 150 hectares and a surrounding residential, hospitality and logistics zone.
Almost two-thirds (65 per cent) of wealthy individuals in the UAE identified strong economic security and opportunity as the key factor behind their decision to reside within the country over the next five years
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Among the UAE HNWIs the report referenced a strong leaning towards religion, ethnicity, extended family and local community leading as being key drivers of their sense of nation.
The granting of the Unit Three and Four construction licence followed an intensive 18-month review by about 200 FANR and other technical experts.
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The UAE has approved the construction of two additional nuclear power reactors at the Barakah site in the Western Region of the Abu Dhabi emirate by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec)

September 16, 2014

Shares in Arabtec jumped 3.7 per cent on Monday following a report that its former chief executive Hasan Ismaik had agreed to sell half of his 27.9 per cent stake in the firm to Abu Dhabi state fund Aabar Investments.
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Arabtec "does not have the information" on such a deal, it said in a bourse statement.
ICD is also developing the new Atlantic Hotel and Resort in Sanya city in Hainan Province, China, in cooperation with Kerzner.
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Investment Corp of Dubai (ICD), the UAE emirate's sovereign wealth fund, will be developing a 800-room luxury hotel on Palm Jumeirah at a cost of $1.5 billion in partnership with Kerzner International Holdings.
Constituents from Qatar and UAE will be included in the S&P Emerging BMI series for the first time.
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Constituents from Qatar and UAE will be included in the S&P Emerging BMI series for the first time.

September 15, 2014

Also, the most popular university degrees for people in the UAE, according to another report from HSBC, are business and engineering, which are typically more expensive than non-vocational degrees.
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International university education in the UAE is highly expensive, with the country ranking sixth globally in terms of overall costs, according to a new report from HSBC.
Producer D. Ramirez will be mixing things up next month at Zero Gravity. (Image: Facebook)
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British producer D. Ramirez, Krafty Kuts, Michael Woods, Joris Voorn, Danny Howard Jazzie B and Hernan Cattaneo are coming, just to name a few.
Sing it, Sérgio Mendes! (Image: Facebook)
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It's gonna be a seriously jazzed up Abu Dhabi at the festival next year.

September 14, 2014

While remittances to India from the GCC is a given considering the huge Indian population, remittances to other parts of the world is also increasing.
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UAE Exchange, the single largest player in the remittance industry in the GCC, has over six per cent of share in the global remittance market, said a top official.
The tragic shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in July, which killed all the 298 people on board, could have been avoided, according to Sir Tim Clark, president of Dubai-based Emirates Airline.
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According to reports, Australia’s Qantas stopped flying over Ukraine months before the tragedy, while Korean Air also claimed that it rerouted cargo and passenger flights in early March.
Since Dubai's 2009 financial crisis, Emaar's retailing business has benefited from a strong rebound in the emirate's economy on the back of a tourism and trade boom.
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Dubai's Emaar Properties is seeking to raise as much as Dh5.8 billion ($1.58 billion) from an initial public offer of shares in its shopping malls unit that is expected to be the Gulf's biggest stock sale since 2008.

Analysts polled by Reuters in April forecast average inflation in the UAE would accelerate to 1.9 per cent in 2014 and 2.5 per cent in 2015 from 1.1 per cent in 2013, which was the highest level since 2009
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The housing and utility costs, which account for almost 44 per cent of consumer expenses, jumped 6.2 per cent year-on-year and 0.4 per cent month-on-month in August.
Jasmin shows off her perfect bikini body on the shores of Dubai! (Image: Facebook)
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What better place to spend your holiday than sunny Dubai? That's exactly where The Only Way is Essex reality TV starlet Jasmin Walia headed for her much-needed vacay last week!
Lady Gaga loved her some henna and hookah. (Image: Instagram)
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The "Applause" hitmaker seriously loved her time in the UAE and was "overwhelmed with kindness". Go Arab hospitality! Yeah!

September 13, 2014

Andy Murray confirms for Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi
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Andy Murray on Wednesday confirmed he will join fellow tennis luminaries Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi between January 1 and 3.

September 11, 2014

Ranked among the world's busiest airports for international travellers, Dubai International has established itself as a major stop on routes between the West and Asia and Australasia.
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Dubai has relaunched an ambitious project to develop its second airport, touted originally as the world's largest, to handle 120 million passengers a year, its airports chief said Monday.

September 10, 2014

Lady Gaga has never been afraid of showing off her flesh, no matter how much of it there might be. (Image courtesy of www.upskt.com)
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After getting slammed on social media for her curvacious figure, the "Bad Romance" hitmaker responded by saying she'd "rather be fat than shallow". We wonder how much Gaga flesh the UAE fans will see tonight!
U.S. pop star Lady Gaga arrives at Dubai International airport on September 8, 2014, on her fourth world tour ArtRave: The Artpop Ball Tour, where she will perform at the at Meydan Racecourse on September 10 (Karim Sahib/ AFP).
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Emirati Mother Monster fans go gaga as the Lady herself lands at Dubai airport.
An Oktoberfest beer festival at the Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany, on September 22, 2012 (Image courtesy of theatlantic.com).
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Bring on the Bavarians and the beer! Who says you need to be in Germany to party hardy Oktoberfest style?!

September 9, 2014

Swedish House Mafia (Courtesy of Facebook).
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Two-thirds of the Swedish House Mafia are set to round off next month’s Sandance line-up.
Al Tayer praised the strategic partners whose efforts were integral part of the success of the RTA in the successful operation of the Dubai Metro.
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The Dubai Metro will celebrate on Tuesday its fifth anniversary amid very healthy indicators of success in the operational efficiency
Centrally located between the three theme parks, Riverpark will serve as an entrance plaza district featuring an array of retail, dining and entertainment options.
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The first phase of Dubai Parks & Resorts will comprise three theme parks: Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, and LEGOLAND Dubai. The

September 8, 2014

The emirate is now reviving development plans as its real estate market recovers and its safe haven status in the turbulent Middle East attracts heavy inflows of money.
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The expansion could allow Dubai’s fast-growing flagship carrier Emirates to shift its operations to the new facility by the mid-2020s, airport officials said.