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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)
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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).
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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).
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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)
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Can you imagine if Ahlam quit Arab Idol?
Dominique dressed modestly at the Quran event in the UAE. (Image: Facebook)
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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)
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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.

April 19, 2015

According to the resolution, the MBRSC is mandated to develop research, projects and studies on space.
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The center will support UAE's drive for advancing this sector and for building national capabilities related to the space knowledge and science.
Uncertainties might continue to add to volatile swings in markets.
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After a lackluster first quarter in the UAE equity markets, market participants say the second quarter looks more promising.
The chairman was at the helm of Arabtec during last June’s market crash, following a dispute that led to the resignation of CEO Hasan Ismaik and the dismissal of much of the management team.
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Riad Kamal, who founded Arabtec in 1975, was also not on the list, although his departure was considered less surprising.
The official poster of the film "From A to B." (Image:
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Image Nation Abu Dhabi announced today that its slate of UAE-produced films will now be available on iTunes.
The UAE currently uses drones for official purposes such as to deliver documents and packages to its citizens as part of its efforts to upgrade government services.
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It aims to enhance safety and security measures in Dubai’s airspace and will also regulate the usage of laser, fireworks, light beams and drones in the city.
Bob Sinclar rockin' a concert. (Image: Facebook)
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"World Hold On" hit maker Bob Sinclar is coming back to Dubai this week for a gig at Cavalli Club on April 23

April 17, 2015

Sven-Goran Eriksson
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Manchester City possess the best squad in the English Premier League and should have rewarded their Abu Dhabi owners with a third English Premier League title, according to ex-Blues boss Sven-Goran Eriksson.
The market for theme parks in the UAE was valued at Dh1.6 billion in 2014.
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The UAE is expected to see an increase in amusement parks over the next five years.
Screenshot of the Abu Dhabi desert from the new trailer. (Image: YouTube)
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The "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" new trailer opens in on the desert planet Jaku (aka Abu Dhabi!). Read all about it here.

April 16, 2015

The UAE is strengthening its position as one of the most popular destinations in the world, with flight bookings to the country increasing significantly in recent years (image: on file).
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Expedia has examined its own data to find out where the biggest flight bookings to Dubai come from
In today’s hyper-connected world, it is no longer a question of whether you will be attacked — but when?
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Cyber security has always been a headache not only for the consumers but also for the enterprises and it will always continue to be.
The survey also found that up to 63 per cent of the respondents plan to move to a new house before their next lease renewal.
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Most Dubai residents – up to 82 per cent – faced a rental increase during their last contract renewal, according to a new survey.
Nehwal Abdul Aziz (picture courtesy of
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The UAE can be regional pioneers in women’s football after recently breaking top 100 in the world rankings, according to the Whites Ladies’ right back Nehwal Abdul Aziz.
Mahdi Ali
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UAE coach Mahdi Ali said he needs “everyone’s backing” if his team are to qualify for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia.
Gulf carriers have been proving the economic impact they have on Western markets after their European and American peers criticised them of receiving unfair government subsidies (image: one file).
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UAE flag carrier Etihad Airways’ core operations in Europe contributed a total of $1 billion to the combined GDP of the European Union’s (EU) economy and supported up to 11,000 jobs.

April 15, 2015

This is higher than the Dh3.366 billion average forecast for net profit this year by eight analysts,
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Emaar Properties expects a 2015 net profit of Dhs3.695 billion, higher than the Dhs3.366 billion average forecast.
Neither the DFSA or Deutsche would disclose whether any action had been taken against individuals (image: on file).
22:39 GMT
Deutsche Bank must pay the largest ever fine levied by the regulator of Dubai's financial free zone for what the watchdog described as "serious contraventions"
Paris DJ'ing at one of her gigs! (Image:
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OMG! Paris Hilton is coming to Abu Dhabi this April!
Inspired by the works of glassblowers and artisan metalsmiths, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge represents a seamless fusion of glass and metal (image: on file).
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Smartphone fans in the UAE snapped up the latest Samsung mobile units in Dubai, clearing the shelves of one distributor within just a couple of days.
Overall, the construction sector topped the list of employers, with a total of 1.5 million workers – accounting for about 34 per cent of total employment,
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The UAE has been seeing a steady increase in job opportunities thanks to an improving and diversifying economy.
The law also stipulates that the finder of any lost or abandoned property is entitled to receive a 10 per cent reward from the total value of the property (image: on file).
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Those finding abandoned plots of land in Dubai are required to report the property to the police within 48 hours
“Easing bankruptcy law will give confidence to business community as well as banks. It’s long overdue,” Gianchandani said.
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It suggests a package of five policy initiatives to sustain the growth of the financial sector and to spur foreign direct investments (FDIs).

April 14, 2015

Varsity’s programme helps students acquire skills to investigate offences and help identify, apprehend criminals (Image: shutterstock).
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Emirati students can now learn forensic science at Amity University’s Dubai campus.
Dubai is among the world’s leaders in the promotion of sustainable energy as it steadily works to diminish its vast carbon footprint.
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The UAE has one of the largest carbon footprints in the world
French Montana is making way to the Middle East again. (Image: Facebook)
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Will his on again-off again gf Khloe K remain in the region to see French Montana perform at the JW Mariott Marquis on Thursday, April 23?
Lil Jon is coming to Cavalli Club! (Image: Facebook)
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Only one more night until epic rapper Lil Jon bounces into the Emirates for a gig at Dubai's Cavalli Club on April 15.
On the other hand, Western expats were the least likely to settle debt (32 per cent) or pay bills (nine per cent) with their bonus payments.
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Emiratis were the most likely to spend their bonus payments while Indian expats are most likely to invest their bonus payments in a savings scheme.

April 13, 2015

"Dubai is an ideal destination for us to debut our first Delano property in the Middle East," said Jason Kalisman, interim CEO of Morgans Hotel Group.
23:25 GMT
Scheduled to open in 2017 as the third hotel in the Delano portfolio, Delano Dubai's 110-key deluxe hotel apartment property will be situated on Palm Jumeirah
Manuel Pellegrini
14:30 GMT
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has claimed responsibility for his side's steady decline in the Premier League, which has now threatened their spot for the Champions League next season.
Abu Dhabi Sports Council logo
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Shaikh Nahyan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) approved and ratified using the new logo of ADSC.
It is not permitted for schoolteachers in the UAE to give private paid lessons at home
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Some parents pay more money for private tutoring classes for their children than school fees, Gulf News has learnt.

April 12, 2015

Only three months into the year, the company has had as many new riders during this period as it did for the entire 2014 calendar year.
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Uber, the smartphone technology company, announced on Saturday that demand for its services in the UAE has skyrocketed during the first quarter of 2015.
Manuel Pellegrini
21:31 GMT
Sunday's loss at Old Trafford was the Premier League champions' second in six days, leaving their title challenge in tatters and now in a scrap to qualify for the Champions League
Manchester United 4-2 Manchester City: Derby delight for Van Gaal and rampant Red Devils (picture courtesy of
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After an early wobble with Sergio Aguero's opener, the home side roared back with Ashley Young and Michael Carrick particularly influential in a dominant derby win
Global brands such as Moncler, La Perla, Hugo Boss and Sauce will also be moving their regional headquarters into the development,
12:54 GMT
Major regional, retail and hospitality firms such as Chalhoub Group, Marka and Jumeriah Group have confirmed spaces at the upcoming Dubai Design District (D3)
A cool life-size Iron Man figure at Comicave Dubai. (Image:
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MEFCC event is a nirvana for comic book and film fans in the region and allows retailers to boost their sales.

April 11, 2015

Fan zone in Abu Dhabi for the awaited derby
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Manchester City fans in the UAE have been invited to watch Sunday’s Manchester derby with fierce rivals United on a big screen at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi.
Manchester City team
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Manchester City football team manager Manuel Pellegrini has insisted that they are not a mess or a disaster ahead of their Premier League derby on Sunday against Manchester United, despite their dramatic fall to the fourth place in the table.