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Earlier this month, the chief executive of Qatar Airways said it would reduce its fuel surcharge, without saying when or by how much.
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Dubai's flagship airline, Emirates, is studying whether to cut the fuel surcharge it passes on to customers to reflect recent drops in oil prices, its president has been quoted a saying.
Nicole will be adding a touch of glam to Dubai later this month! (Image:
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Fashion icon Nicole Richie will be adding a touch of glam to Dubai when she launches her latest collection for House of Harlow later this month!
Luxury boutiques staffed with Russian and Cantonese speakers promise generous discounts, and raffles offer cars as prizes.
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Russian shoppers caught in a currency crunch are staying away from the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) this year.
That is why “there is [still] a lot of demand for the more established areas — Downtown and Dubai Marina — because the amenities tend to be better,” said Mahoney.
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No one has a problem in agreeing that Dubai’s property sales and value gains have taken a bit of a softening in the last six months.
Lucy while filming an episode of TOWIE in Marbella. (Image:
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Lucy Mecklenburgh showed off extreme cleavage in a floral thong swimsuit during her recent Dubai getaway.

January 25, 2015

The Irish beauty enjoyed a few days of soaking up the sun in Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
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Life's a beach and then you... sing! Looking forward to my gig tonight but until then relaxing in La Perla and taking in the sights of Dubai...
Nakheel had piled up a mountain of debt during five years of rapid growth in Dubai's property sector.
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Dubai real estate giant Nakheel, hit badly during the global debt crisis, said Wednesday its profits surged 43 percent on year in 2014 to $1.0 billion.
Trevor Noah is ready to leave the snow and come to Dubai! (Image: Facebook)
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He's hilarious, we're all in need of a good laugh. Comic Trevor Noah's Dubai gig will be a very good thing.
Air traffic in Dubai was halted for nearly an hour on Friday due to public misuse of recreational drones near the flight path.
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He said such recreational drones pose a serious risk to the safety of air navigation as well as passengers, he said.

January 24, 2015

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Championship outfit Middlesbrough won 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, with Manchester City lacklustre for the majority after arriving back in England on Friday
Majida el Roumi was set to perform in Sharjah on Monday, January 26. (Image: Facebook)
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The Sharjah Media Centre postpones Majida el Roumi's charity concert with news of Saudi Arabia's King Abdallah's death.

January 22, 2015

Ahlam signs her brand new three-year contract with Platinum Records. (Image:
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UAE superstar Ahlam says goodbye Rotana and hello Platinum Records!
This DJ Eats Everything! (Image:
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With DJ Eats Everything, Kaz James, and Damien Lazarus in the lineup over the next few weeks, you know Provocateur is gonna be off the chain.
Born out of an agreement between the UAE and France, Louvre Abu Dhabi is touted as an architectural marvel.
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Rising from the sands on partly reclaimed land and jutting into the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf, this is Abu Dhabi’s cultural masterpiece in the making.
The two associations have already identified the 200 families and have selected them based on how urgent their situation is.
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Hundreds of low-income Emirati families caught up in debt or unable to sustain their needs will be given new accommodation and have their needs addressed.

January 21, 2015

Manchester City 2-0 Hamburg: Jovetic and Dzeko strike in friendly victory
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The strike duo found the net in the second period as the Premier League champions eventually ran out comfortable winners over their German opponents
UAE women’s cricket team
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The UAE women’s team, which won the GCC Women’s Twenty20 Championship in Oman recently, is looking to build on their success through more international exposure and work towards qualifying for the next World Cup.
Drake is bringing his bad self to Dubai this March
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Canadian rapper Drake has confirmed a gig at the Dubai International Stadium on March 14.
Emirates Airline was the UAE’s most positively perceived home-grown brand in 2014.
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Emirates was the UAE’s most positively perceived home-grown brand in 2014, according to a YouGov ranking.
 The UAE ranks as the number one economy in the Middle East
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The UAE ranks as the number one economy in the Middle East in attracting and retaining talent, according to the Second Global Talent Competitiveness Index released on Tuesday.

January 20, 2015

Majida El Roumi is ready for Sharjah (Image: Facebook)
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The highly anticipated concert by Lebanese songstress Majida El Roumi in Sharjah just got all the more enticing. All the money earned from the gig will go directly towards charity.

January 19, 2015

Dubai 360 will give you a virtual tour in Dubai
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of talented and committed individuals. The project showcases the very best of what Dubai has to offer and we will continue to use the platform to demonstrate the progress the city makes," said Ismaeil Al Hashmi, Project Manager for Dubai 360.
Abs-olutely beautiful: Lucy Mecklenburgh showed off her incredible bikini body during a recent trip to Dubai. (Image: The Daily Mail)
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British health and fitness expert Lucy Mecklenburgh recently treated herself to a luxurious trip to Dubai.
United Arab Bank (UAB)
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United Arab Bank, UAB, has made a contribution of AED250,000 to Al Thiqah Club for the Handicapped, another milestone in the Bank’s long-standing relationship with an organisation that provides invaluable support for people with special needs in the UAE.
Tommy Tiernan is ready to travel to Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
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The audience is about to go cray cray as Irish stand-up Tommy Tiernan brings his jokes to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium on Thursday, March 26.
A Dubai-based private firm is leading a consortium in bidding to develop solar and wind power plants
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A Dubai-based private firm is leading a consortium in bidding to develop solar and wind power plants for Egypt as part of the country's plans to diversify its power generation mix amid its worst energy crisis in decades, the company's chairman said.
G.R.L is about to get it on at Redfest DXB (Image: Facebook)
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Two new names have been released for the Redfest DXB lineup

January 18, 2015

Behind the scene of his New Year’s Eve fireworks shoot - or more accurately ABOVE the scene! - Cheong sets up atop the Index Tower to capture Dubai’s pyrotechnic sky show. What attracted him to the Dubai skyline? “The diversity of very modern architecture, and of course Burj Khalifa; I really love this amazing building,” he told Al Bawaba.
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Daniel Cheong's camera is in love with Dubai, and we are in love with his stunning images of the UAE emirate. Al Bawaba caught up with this talented photographer for the story behind some of his famous pictures. Enjoy this dreamy display of dramatic cloud-emerging Dubai skyscraper pics!
Ahlam, yet again, poses in one of her latest pricey gowns! (Image: Facebook)
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Over-the-top diva Ahlam loves perfume SO much that you can always smell her before she's even entered the building!
Myriam Fares rose from her sick bed to perform as scheduled at a wedding in Dubai. (Image: Instagram)
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The Lebanese diva has kept her worried fans up to speed with her recovery process after suffering from a sever case of food poisoning.
Elissa hitting up the Mall of the Emirates. (Image: cropped from Twitter)
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Lebanon's beloved Elissa strolled through the DXB Fashion Photograph exhibition over the weekend at the Mall of the Emirates.
The plant should come on line in April 2017, helping to achieve a reduction of 250,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually, the company said.
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The Gulf region is one of the world's richest areas in sunshine, but its countries are way behind others in harnessing the energy

January 15, 2015

Lookin' good, Girl! Elissa struttin' her stuff at the Mall of Emirates for the Dubai Shopping Festival. (Image: Twitter)
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Elissa's looking good in Dubai for the big shopping fest!
This was the sad pic Myriam Fares chose to use to make her food poisoning announcement on Instagram.
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Food poisoning is no fun, especially if you're planning to sing at a wedding in Dubai at the end of the week!
On set with "Zinzana" (Image: courtesy of
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Filmed in Jordan, Emirati director Majid Al Ansari’s inaugural film "Zinzana" will give the local film industry a major boost.
OSN to sponsor UAE cricket team (picture courtesy of
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OSN, one of the region’s leading pay-television networks, will sponsor the UAE cricket team, which will participate in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup 2015.
Nasdaq Dubai said on Wednesday flydubai listed its $500 million (Dh1.8 billion) sukuk on its exchange.
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This is the 18th Sukuk to have listed on Nasdaq Dubai since the beginning of 2014, supporting Dubai’s rapid expansion as the global capital of the Islamic Economy.

January 14, 2015

A report from property consultancy Cluttons in December also stated that Dubai’s real estate is entering a period of sustainability after a period of rapid price growth.
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New research has found that it is cheaper to buy properties in certain areas of Dubai as compared to renting them.
Liam Neeson in Dubai for the premiere of "Taken 3." (Image:
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Liam Neeson has finally answered the Million Dollar Question about about him converting to Islam!
After the New Year’s Eve fireworks die out and the parties end, it’s time to get serious with personal finances.
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Before everything gets out of control, here are 10 money-saving tips to consider for 2015, as suggested by financial advisors in the UAE.
So much talent is coming to this year's festival. (Image: Facebook)
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Granted it's only the second edition, but the Sharjah World Music Festival officials say this one will be bigger and better than the last.

January 13, 2015

Hilton is encouraging people to be a weekender and reclaim their days off.
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The UAE is a country of “fantasy weekenders”, more prone to staying at home and making exaggerated claims later, according to research released by Hilton.
A still of Neeson as Mills in "Taken." (Image:
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He's in town for his "Taken 3" premiere and shared his affinity for the "gypsy existence of acting".
Oussama Assaidi (picture courtesy of
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The Morocco international has cut short a season-long loan at Stoke City to make the move to Dubai after failing to make an impact on Merseyside under Brendan Rodgers