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March 31, 2015

Lack of sleep is hurting companies’ bottom lines, too.
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In the UAE, where 65 per cent of more than 800 residents are sleep deprived
The structure strikes a slight resemblance to Dubai’s Burj Khalifa tower.
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The structure strikes a slight resemblance to Dubai’s Burj Khalifa tower.
Fast & Furious 7 is set for release this weekend.
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The buzz surrounding Abu Dhabi’s featured spotlight in the "Furious 7" has reached fever pitch in recent weeks.
The Roamer app is available on iPhone and Android smartphones and tablets, and works with any SIM card.
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The app is now again able to provide UAE users VoIP free calls and internet calls to phone numbers abroad.
“Economies face pressures from changes in the international environment, including the drop of the oil price,” he said.
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The initiative may mark a more aggressive push by the Arab world’s second biggest economy to attract investment.

March 30, 2015

As part of its five-year plan, the company is targeting international growth in key regional markets.
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Dubai-based conglomerate Majid Al Futtaim is not planning on listing in the market anytime soon.
The UAE was the third largest Islamic banking market by value after Saudi Arabia and Malaysia, the report said.
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In 2014, sharia complaint assets in the UAE crossed $1 billion while the industry itself was estimated to be worth $127 billion.
Dubai-based airline Emirates has announced a change in its cockpit regulations following the fatal crash of a Germanwings flight last week.
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The change in rules comes as a Germanwings airline was crashed deliberately into the French Alps by the plane’s co pilot, after locking out the flight’s captain.
Yara stunned at City Centre Deira's Spring/Summer Fashion campaign in Dubai. (Image: The Portsmouth Group)
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Arab singer Yara left City Centre Deira audience inspired by her fashion insight and soulful voice.
Rock group 30 Seconds to Mars is delaying their Dubai gig until the fall. (Image: Facebook)
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So sad. Now we have to wait an extra five months to see rock band 30 Seconds to Mars in concert in the UAE.

March 29, 2015

Horses, what horses? All eyes were on this guest at the Meydan racecourse. Her eye-catching hat was covered with big and small peepers! Pity the people seated behind her.
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Exceptional hats were on parade at the 20th annual Dubai World Cup.
If Ahlam is forced to leave Arab Idol, will she move onto the judging panel of another talent competition? (Image: Albawaba file)
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Rumor has it that Ahlam isn't coming back to Season 4 of Arab Idol.

March 28, 2015

Launched earlier this week, the airstrike campaign in Yemen is a coalition of 10 nations led by Saudi against the Shiite rebel group whose campaign began in the capital Sanaa last September. (AFP/File)
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Fourteen Arab leaders are holding a meeting in Egypt to address the deepening crisis unfolding in the Gulf country, where a Saudi-led bombing campaign began earlier this week.
Kylie enjoys shisha in the Dubai desert. (Image: Instagram)
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Kylie Minogue enjoys the best of Dubai ahead of her Dubai World Cup performance.
The airstrike campaign, led by Saudi Arabia against Houthi positions in northern Yemen, now risks to become a larger conflict as Egypt declares its willingness to send ground troops. (AFP/File)
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Fresh airstrikes targeted Houthi positions Friday in the second day of a firepower campaign led by Saudi Arabia against the militant group, who took over the capital Sanaa in September and dissolved the country's parliament in February.

March 26, 2015

Robbie is still coming to AD in April but just a day earlier. (Image:
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Robbie Williams has changed the date he is coming to Abu Dhabi for his April concert.
Dubai’s rentals remain stuck on a high.
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Dh80,000 won’t get you far when it comes to finding a two-bedroom apartment in Dubai.
Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, thanked Douglas in Wednesday’s statement for his “outstanding service” and “hard work” as Chief Executive
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Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, thanked Douglas in Wednesday’s statement for his “outstanding service” and “hard work” as Chief Executive
But after gaining 100 per cent support for the plan, Dubai World’s lawyers applied to withdraw the application during a court hearing last month.
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After gaining 100 per cent support for the plan, Dubai World’s lawyers applied to withdraw the application during a court hearing last month.
Tyga rappin' out. (Image: Facebook)
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Rapper Tyga is returning to the UAE for a gig at People By Crystal. Will girlfriend Kylie Jenner be with him?

March 25, 2015

Kylie Minogue rockin' the stage. (Image: Facebook)
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Kylie Minogue is coming this week to perform at Dubai World Cup, and here's the lowdown on her career up to date.
Mahdi Ali
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UAE national football team coach Mahdi Ali has insisted the time is right for Emirati players to go and play in major European leagues.
Jason Statham in Thailand. (Image: Facebook/ Daniel Smith Photography)
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"Furious 7" was shot on location in the desert of Abu Dhabi, but the film's antagonist Jason Statham wasn't there for that portion of filming.
39% of professionals in the Middle East feel that the hospitality industry is one that is attracting top talent
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Five regional employers were asked to determine the most important quality they look for in a candidate when making a hiring decision.
A scene from the Prince of Poets competition. (Image:
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Prince of Poets contest launched in 2007 to revive the art of poetry in the UAE and the Arab region, the Dh1-million competition is similar to the ‘Million Poet’.

March 24, 2015

The emirate, which is issuing sukuk with an ijara structure, has garnered orders worth about $2.5 billion, an earlier document showed.
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The UAE emirate of Ras al-Khaimah has launched a $1 billion, 10-year sukuk that will price later on Tuesday, a document from lead arrangers showed.
A Nepalese maid has been charged with assault Tuesday after causing burns to an eight-month-old girl. (Pixabay)
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A Nepalese maid has been charged with assault Tuesday after causing burns to an eight-month-old girl.
The survey also found that Westerners, on average, earn 6.96 per cent more than Arabs, while Arabs pocket around 20.04 per cent more than Asians.
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Average wages across the GCC rose last year, however, Arab expat salaries rose the least among racial groups.
Fashion Forward Dubai will take place from April 10-13. (Image:
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Five Things You Should Know About Fashion Forward Dubai Season Five.
Nicki Minaj is bringing her big booty to the city. (Image: Facebook)
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The only question now is when the "Anaconda" hit maker is coming to the Emirates, but she's announces she's coming back to Dubai!
A handful of WhatsApp users have managed to activate the voice-calling feature in UAE via Wi-Fi.
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A report by Emirates 24/7 said the two major telecom operators - Etisalat and Du blocked WhatsApp voice calls for UAE subscribers.

March 23, 2015

Dyke: Premier League could end up overrun by foreigners
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The 67-year-old has outlined plans to increase the number of home-grown players in squads and believes the emergence of Harry Kane is a fine example of breakthrough English talent
AFC Bournemouth players visit Dubai to recharge batteries (picture courtesy of
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English Championship league leaders AFC Bournemouth are in Dubai on a five-day training camp at Dubai Sports City this week.
Dubai wants to keep adding more hotel rooms until 2020.
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The popular attractions in Dubai are still attracting hundreds of visitors each month, but there aren’t as much tourists checking into hotel rooms.
Yet as competition intensifies, healthcare providers are battling to retain and even attract medical professionals needed to keep pace with their growth.
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With a number of hospitals and clinics starting up in the GCC, the war for medical talent has begun.
Khloe has been a Mane Addicts' muse several times before the upcoming Dubai seminar. (Image:
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We're addicted to Khloe Kardashian as much as Mane Addicts are! See her in Dubai this Friday!
Abu Dhabi is striving to establish itself as a regional hub for international productions and in a bid to woo producers.
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The luxury aircraft will be used to promote the upcoming action flick, ahead of its launch in April.
“The super-priority visa service offers another option for tourists, business people and students who need to travel to the UK at the last minute.”
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The United Kingdom will offer a super-priority visa service at its application centres in Abu Dhabi and Dubai from March 23.
Gerard Butler in Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
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He's brought his charming good looks to the Emirates, and now Gerard Butler is the new face of BOSS BOTTLED INTENSE.

March 22, 2015

Zayn Malik quit the One Direction World Tour due to extreme stress. (Image:
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Zayn Malik quits tour, will he be a no-show at One Direction's Dubai concert in April?
Juan Diego Flórez has arrived in Abu Dhabi (Image: Facebook)
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Opera lovers in the UAE should be pumped because tomorrow night Peruvian singer Juan Diego Flórez and the Budapest Festival Orchestra will be performing as part of the ongoing Abu Dhabi Festival.

March 19, 2015

US-based social networking companies such as Facebook and LinkedIn have already established offices in Dubai to tap into the growing social media usage in the region.
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Microblogging site Twitter will soon open an office in Dubai to improve user experience and tap in to the regional markets.
Manchester City team
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The midfielder celebrated a comfortable 3-1 aggregate win in the Champions League last-15 stage, but feels Barcelona's opponents should not be taken lightly
Vin Diesel showing off the Fast & Furious decal-ed Etihad plane. (Image: Universal)
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When you fly from Los Angeles to Abu Dhabi on Etihad Airways, you might just be on the elite Fast and Furious decal-ed plane.
Temptation to spend on luxuries and lifestyle factors is a very real and present danger
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The UAE and Middle East have long symbolised a region where expats can enjoy greater financial rewards for their toil and in a tax-free environment.
Noor, right, with one of her classic wedding designs, left. (Image:
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Emirati fashion designer Noor al Jandal is heading to Cannes with her very own fashion show!

March 18, 2015

The new city will occupy 700 square kilometres of land to the east of Cairo and will accommodate seven million people when complete.
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The UAE and Egypt have signed an agreement to build a new $45 billion administrative capital in the outskirts of Cairo, state news agency WAM reported.
Healthcare practitioners, 700 of who are being trained, will ensure patients get the same care including everything from screening to medications and diet.
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Patients visiting general practitioners will be told if they are borderline diabetic and if they require to be screened for the disease.
Ask your boss, ‘What do I need to do to get promoted? What opportunities are there for me to learn and develop?
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Studies have shown that a significant number of employees in the UAE and other countries in the Middle East, are dissatisfied with the level of their compensation.
Robin Schulz is bringing his Prayer
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"Prayer in C" hit maker Robin Schulz is bringing his sweet jams to the Emirates.
Vin Diesel snuggled up to baby #3. (Image: Facebook
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Vin Diesel welcomed his third child with partner Paloma Jimenez into the world this week.
Can Dubai take these two at the same time?
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The two Lebanese stars are popping over to the Emirates for separate singing gigs.