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September 30, 2014

It's official now. Abu Dhabi Film Festival has unveiled the exciting lineup for this year's event. (Image: Facebook)
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The lineup for the 2014 edition of this red carpet event was officially released Monday.

September 29, 2014

Real Madrid squad
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Director Emilio Butragueno confirmed a December friendly in Dubai and was hesitant over the future name of the stadium
NASDAQ Dubai is the third largest exchange in the world by value for listed Sukuk, or Islamic bonds, at 19.2 billion dollars.
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Emirates NBD, one of the region’s leading banking groups, is now the largest issuer of conventional bonds on the region’s international exchange.
The UAE’s Ministry of Health has announced a price reduction for around 422 innovative and produced drugs, as part of its initiative to stem the surging cost of medicines in the country.
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In an effort to control the rising drug costs, authorities have been slashing medicine prices for the past three years
Fourteen suspects were arrested in the seizure. (Image: Dubai Police)
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Coalition forces seized 5,364 kg of hashish.
Nicole Saba made a "Splash" with her hubby in Dubai. (Image: Twitter)
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Nicole Saba made a "Splash" with her hubby in Dubai.

September 28, 2014

Its Egyptian project is seen as part of economic and political support of Egypt by the United Arab Emirates.
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The project would not only mark a huge expansion of Arabtec’s business but also boost Egypt’s struggling economy and help to resolve a housing shortage that has become a major source of political discontent.
“Thieves lie in wait and observe their victims upon leaving the bank until they get into their car."
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An analytical study conducted by the Abu Dhabi Police has revealed multiple professional plans to rob bank customers after they finish their financial transactions.
Most of the retailers have gone out of supply as Apple fans queued for the midnight release of the iPhone 6 at major malls in the UAE overnight on Friday.
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"Our units were completely sold out in 45 minutes and the next consignment will come in three to four days time,”
His replacement is the CEO of the Emirates Investment Authority, a sovereign wealth fund, Mubarak Al Mansouri.
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Could it be that Mr. Al Suwaidi has paid the price for calling a halt to the latest Dubai real estate boom with the raising of mortgage criteria last autumn?

September 27, 2014

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani speaks during at the UN General Assembly in New York on September 24, 2014. (AFP/Jewel Samad)
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An investigative report says Israel and the UAE are paying millions to lobby U.S. journalists against Qatar.

September 25, 2014

The round-the-world tour is expected to take 25 flying days over a period of four to five months.
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The goal is to promote technological values together to preserve the planet’s resources, in a bid to encourage political leaders and organisations to adopt cleaner and more efficient technologies.
Najwa is known for her great fashion sense and choice of fab frocks. (Image: Facebook)
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Najwa Karam as the Guest of Honor at Dubai's "World of Fashion 2014" event this October.
Electronic music gurus The Human League have a roller coaster past. (Image: Facebook)
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English electronic band The Human League will be taking the stage in Dubai on Thursday, but here's a history of the group ticket holders are about to see.

September 24, 2014

The hosts of "Min Al Akher" on DMTV. (Image: File)
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The highly-anticipated DMTV "Min Al Akher" season 3 will air in October 2014, with an even stronger line-up of high profile, all-star guests.
President Obama met with representatives from five Arab nations that joined the US in Syrian airstrikes, as well as Iraq, during a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting, September 23, 2014 (Saul Loeb/ AFP).
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U.S. President Barack Obama will go before the United Nations General Assembly and seek specific promises of military, financial or humanitarian support from each country against the Islamic State.
IP Global, via independent research company YouGov, have surveyed a thousand UAE residents to determine the property investment sentiment across the UAE.
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Of those UAE residents who have invested in property, 41% have invested in properties overseas, compared with just 12% owning property in the UAE.
The Global Infrastructure Investment Index ranks the world’s 41 most dynamic countries with the greatest potential for growth and investment in their economic infrastructure.
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The UAE has overtaken Canada to rank among the top three attractive markets in the world for investment in infrastructure.

September 23, 2014

An economic rebound has catapulted house prices and rents in Dubai to Manhattan-like peaks, the Gulf emirate’s top property website says, forcing increasing numbers of residents to move to its cheaper outskirts or even to consider returning home abroad.
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Research by Dubai website Dubizzle showed rents and house prices in Dubai’s prime locations now match those in Manhattan.
Here's a sneak peak of some of the films in the upcoming competition. (Image: Facebook)
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Interestingly, 37 of the films selected for this year's ADFF Emirates Film Competition are directed by women!
 A positive response from bank customers to use their Emirates ID cards as ATM cards proves the UAE’s residents’ keenness to adopt latest technologies without any apprehension.
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Since the bank introduced this service on September 7, more than 8,000 customers have registered their ID cards with the bank to use them as ATM cards.

September 22, 2014

The project, which will come up on 1800-hectare area, includes waterfront villas and chalets in addition to diverse leisure and entertainment services.
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A leading Egypt-based investment group has signed a deal to acquire a five-star hotel in the Business Bay area facing Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE.
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".