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Wow, Ahlam has made peace with her Twitter hater! (File photo)
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Ahlam has actually apologized to "Inzo" for insulting his family!
The Akoya Oxygen complex is set around the Trump World Golf Club. (Photo courtesy of Damac Properties)
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Damac Properties have launched the Nova Hotel Villas within the 'green' Akoya Oxygen community in Dubai.

May 2, 2015

DJ Tony H from Lebanon brings Abu Dhabi a "Showdown" every week. (Courtesy of Khaleej Times)
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DJ Tony H has "Showdown" night every week at People by Crystal Abu Dhabi.

May 1, 2015

Yaya Toure
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The Ivorian was substituted at half-time during Manchester City's 3-2 win over Aston Villa and is now facing at least a week on the sidelines
Yas Mall’s opening ensured Abu Dhabi had a leading mention in cities which saw massive addition of retail stock last year. (Pixabay)
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New retail developments in Asia-Pacific is spread over 32 million square metres distributed over 36 cities.

April 30, 2015

The company's trade creditor sukuk of Dh4.4 billion ($1.19 billion) is due to be paid in August 2016. (Pixabay)
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Dubai-based developer Nakheel said its net profit more than doubled to Dh1.35 billion ($357 million) in the first quarter from Dh629 million ($171.2 million).
Consumers in the UAE are paying significantly more out of their pockets for living essentials. (File photo)
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A closer look at which goods and services in the UAE are getting costlier by the month.
The talent shortage is severe that recruitment departments at 55 per cent of the surveyed employers. (File photo)
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Applicants with the right technical skills are hard to find, according to 68% of companies.
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A leading UAE sports official has urged aspiring Emirati sportswomen to attend the third annual International Conference Sports for Women (ICSW)...
The second phase comprises an eco-resort, a country club, a green school, a science museum and the sustainability centre of excellence. (Shutterstock)
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UAE-based Diamond Developers said the work at its five-million sq ft development ‘The Sustainable City' (TSC) in Dubai is progressing well.
Ian McShane got a gig based in Dubai. (Courtesy of
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Ian McShane has become Hollywood's go-to villain, and now he's bringing his wicked talent to the region for the animated film about real-life leader, Bilal bin Rabah.
Emirates in FA Cup sponsorship talks
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Emirates airline is in sponsorship talks with the English Football Association (FA), the airline confirmed on Wednesday.

April 29, 2015

The tourism authority has identified 4 pillars to achieve its vision. (Pixabay)
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Sharjah aims to attract more than 10 million visitors and boost hotel room numbers to 15,000 by 202.
Nearly seven out of ten people in the UAE (69 per cent) say that they believe it is better to spend some money and save some to pass on the next generation. (File photo)
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A large number of people of working age in the UAE are taking inheritance for granted, which prompts them to save less for retirement.
Karazon still has faith in her good old friend Sultan. (Style to Follow)
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Jordanian singer Diana Karazon told Al Jadeed TV how she feels about her friend Saoud Abou Sultan's rape case.
Asamoah Gyan
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Al Ain’s Ghanaian star Asamoah Gyan has described swapping the English Premier League for the UAE as the wisest move he has ever made.
Ahlam waged a Twitter war on Mishaal Al Otaibi. (IMLebanon)
12:37 GMT
Emirati singer Ahlam has had yet another spat with her cyber foe "Inzo"!
The newly established carrier will follow the low-cost business model introduced to the Mena region 11 years ago by Air Arabia. (File image).
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Air Arabia Jordan, the kingdom’s new low cost carrier, today announced that it will commence operations from its Amman Queen Alia International Airport base in May.
Carlo Lio from Toronto is one of the beat mixers bound for Dubai next month. (Facebook)
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Carlo Lio, DJ Mag, and many other talented DJs will be at the decks next month at Provocateur nightclub.
In the UAE, there is around 200,000 SMEs accounting for nearly 86 per cent of private-sector employment.
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A majority of small- and medium-sized enterprises, or SMEs, in the UAE are planning to increase their headcount.
Abu Dhabi owns nine percent of the world's oil, making it one of the wealthiest cities in the world. (AFP/File)
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Abu Dhabi could be deemed as an orientalist's dream; modern with a cultural edge, but does the emirate have a darker background than it lets on?

April 28, 2015

The Bulgari Resort and Residences Dubai aims to seamlessly integrate the physical elements present on the Jumeira Bay Island. (File image)
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Dubai developer Meraas has teamed up with Rome-based jeweller and perfume maker Bulgari to launch Bulgari Residences.
Lease rates for villas decreased 2.4 per cent and sale prices decreased 3 per cent. (File photo)
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Single family home transactions in Dubai were down 57 percent in the first quarter.
 The Apple Watch is now “widely” available in a number of online websites in the UAE.
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Yes, the Apple Watch has made its way into the UAE. Are you ready to pay the price?
Nasser Al-Khelaifi
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The French champions' president admits the Argentine could have moved to Parc des Princes and says the club have met with Juventus star Paul Pogba
Oh, Ahlam, why all those haters? (Albawaba edit)
10:07 GMT
One tweep decided to ask for Ahlam's hand in marriage... for his bull!
Nepalese army search through the rubble in Durbar Square, Kathmandu. (AFP/PRAKASH MATHEMA)
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Six missing Dubai trekkers are found safe following Nepal's deadly earthquake, but rescuers are battling time, material shortages, and inaccessible roads.
They were followed by Iran and Russia with totals of 633 million Dhirams ($172 billion) and 509 million Dhirams ($150 million).
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Indian nationals have emerged the largest non-Arab investors in Dubai’s real estate market.
Ty Burrell came to fame on ABC's Modern Family. (Wikipedia Commons)
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In the UAE visiting friends, Hollywood star Ty Burrell, best known for his role as Phil Dunphy on "Modern Family", shares about his time the Emirati capital.
Mohammed Abdo at the mic. He'll be performing again in Abu Dhabi this summer. (Al Bawaba file)
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There'll be summer fun for everyone in Abu Dhabi this summer.

April 27, 2015

Manuel Pellegrini
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Manuel Pellegrini insisted with admirable defiance that this season has not represented a failure for Manchester City after an unconvincing 3-2 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday, but only time will tell whether it is a view shared by his employers.
English artist Robbie Williams taking a comfy call from his UAE hotel room while in town for his Yas Island performance. (Twitter)
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Robbie Williams kickin' it in his UAE hotel room
Robbie Williams electrifying the Yas Island crowd. (Image: Twitter)
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Robbie Williams was simply brilliant before his crowd of 20k at his Yas Island concert on Saturday night.
Out of a total of 27 companies traded on the exchange, shares of 18 companies rose, while shares of five companies fell (File photo).
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The Dubai index may consolidate in a range with a tough resistance at the keenly-watched 4,200 level.

April 26, 2015

Friends and family have heard no word from six UAE residents stranded in Nepal. (Courtesy/Gulf News)
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Friends and family have heard no word from six UAE residents stranded in Nepal.
Dubai trails a long way behind at a mere $43 per square foot, just above the last two cities in the table, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul (image: on file).
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Dubai skyscrapers have emerged as among the cheapest per square foot in the world for prime office rents.
Saoud Abou Sultan has defended himself and assured his fans that he's innocent. (Image:
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Rapist Emirati singer Saoud Abou Sultan speaks out after being sentenced to three years in jail.

April 25, 2015

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With the Indian Premier League (IPL) reportedly generating huge revenue for UAE’s Gross Domestic Product, the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) is aiming for more high profile tournaments involving India to be staged here in the future.

April 24, 2015

Manuel Pellegrini
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The Chilean says that there are "five or six teams with the same power and money" at the top of the Premier League despite the Blues holding a commanding lead
The three British hobbyists, arrested on espionage charges, were released Thursday. (AFP/Toussaint Kluiters)
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The three British hobbyists, arrested on espionage charges, were released Thursday.

April 23, 2015

The Apple Watch Edition, priced from $10,000, will be available in select retail stores only.
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Apple’s first smartwatch will be available in the UAE on Saturday, but from the grey market, for a hefty premium.
Dubai property market needs to have more than 25,000 additional flats/villas to bring rents down (image: on file).
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What is more likely to happen instead is that rents will generally remain stable.
The Children’s International Film Festival (CIFF) will take place at VOX Cinemas across the UAE from 23rd April, 2015 to 2nd May, 2015. (Image:
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The second edition of the Children’s International Film Festival (CIFF) will take place at VOX Cinemas across the UAE from 23rd April, 2015 to 2nd May, 2015.
DJ Danny Howard in the house. (Image: Facebook)
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Friday night's funnest and fittest attraction in Dubai will be the UK's Danny Howard at the decks of the inaugural DXBeach festival.
Mark and Michelle make a very charming couple. (Image:
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Michelle Keegan jets off to Dubai with a group of friends for her hen weekend.

April 22, 2015

Emirates Islamic’s coverage ratio improved to 97 per cent, compared to 90 per cent at December 31, 2014 (image: courtesy of trade arabia).
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Emirates Islamic, a leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, has announced a net profit of Dh194 million ($52.8 million) for the first quarter of the year.
The UAE was the only Arab country in the top five choices identified by Arab youth (image: on file).
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The UAE remains the top country that most Arab youth would like to live in, the 7th annual Arab Youth survey found for the fourth year running.
Majan has also received a special citation from the Chinese Innovation and Invention Society for the smart saddle (image: courtesy of Gulf News).
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The exhibition is recognised as the world's most important market place for exhibitors and it attracted around 1,000 participants from 45 countries
Oxford Economics, in another report, also suggested 277,149 jobs will be created in the next seven years (image: on file)
09:31 GMT
Shaikh Mohammed invites businessmen to invest in mega event to be held in Dubai
Abu Dhabi residential rents have increased by 12 per cent in the last year (image: on file).
09:04 GMT
Real estate agents are expecting a slowdown in the Abu Dhabi market due to the continued impact of low oil prices.

April 21, 2015

more than half of Emiratis (54 per cent) who want to own a new flat or villa prefer cash or cheque payment when buying a piece of property in the UAE (image: on file).
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According to a new study, 54% of this nationality group can produce cash or cheque outright when shopping for a new flat or villa in the UAE.
Will Ahlam become the next Oprah Winfrey of the Arab world? (Image: Albawaba file)
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Emirati singer Ahlam wants to be the Oprah Winfrey of the Arab world!
Rapist Emirati singer Saoud Abou Sultan can now sing his sorrows behind bars! (Image:
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Rapist Emirati singer Saoud Abou Sultan can now sing his sorrows behind bars!
Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad said that Islamic economy is witnessing accelerated growth across all sectors (image: on file).
08:18 GMT
The initiatives include the launch of the second Islamic Economy Index, the third edition of the Islamic Economy Award, the second Global Islamic Economy Summit.

April 20, 2015

At the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), students registering for a course at Getex were given an Apple MacBook Air.
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Universities in Dubai are lining up free iPhones, MacBooks and cash prizes in an all-out frenzy to attract students.
Ahlam's latest album cover resembles Queen Elizabeth on a British stamp but with Ahlam's face on it! (Image: Facebook)
12:54 GMT
Can you imagine if Ahlam quit Arab Idol?
Dominique dressed modestly at the Quran event in the UAE. (Image: Facebook)
11:38 GMT
We shouldn't judge Dominique Hourani for attending a Quran event, we should praise her instead.
Royal Sisters, Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen come to Dubai for the first time in Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes. (Image: Four Communications)
09:55 GMT
Royal Sisters, Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen come to Dubai for the first time in Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes.
The spotlight has been on Mohammed Assaf as Palestine's golden boy, but he's not the only star from the strip.
09:42 GMT
A great singer, a talented musician and a gifted gymnast from Gaza are showing the world a new face of Palestine, proving Mohammed Assaf isn't the only one doing wonders.
The longer people wait to prepare financially and save for their future, the more they will have to work hard to reach their desired goals (image: on file).
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Nearly half (44 per cent) are not confident that they will fulfill their financial goals when they leave the country
Kampac said the project is likely to take up to 15 years for completion, with the first phase expected to be ready as early as 2018.
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Kampac Oil, a Dubai-based oil and gas company, plans to double its investments in the Philippines to more than $10 billion.
He added that seven to eight Chinese vehicle brands are available in the UAE (image: on file).
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Despite the fact that Japanese models have been ruling the UAE automotive market for years, Chinese vehicles are also gaining popularity in the country and all stakeholders.