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December 19, 2014

The Dreamliner has been delayed by “one to two weeks” due to “certification issues,” Hogan said.
13:45 GMT
Etihad Airways is not interested in ordering any more Airbus A380s, while the launch of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner into service has been delayed.

December 18, 2014

Kelsey Grammer gave his two cents while in the UAE for the Dubai International Film Festival. (Image: Facebook)
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Kelsey Grammer's "Breaking the Bank" brought him Dubai, and we took full advantage.
Watch out, Ahlam ain't happy. (Image: Twitter)
12:31 GMT
We wouldn't want to be in the room if Ahlam were able to confront whomever posted the caricature of her head on a cow's body with the sign “I’m the cow Ahlam”.

December 17, 2014

Like a brilliant ray of sunshine, Hollywood actress and IWC jury member Emily Blunt busted into the opening session with a bright yellow two-piece design that lit up the night. (AFP/Marwan Naamani)
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Check out the ravishing red carpet looks from the 11th Dubai International Film Festival that got the Al Bawaba seal of approval.
‘I’ve always said the realistic price for out-of-ground: $70. Should never, ever have been above that.
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The airline industry is set to reap the benefits of lower oil prices, which could fall to as low as $30-a-barrel.
Globally, the most trending search topics were about Robin Williams, World Cup, Ebola, Malaysian Airlines and ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
17:57 GMT
The most searched queries in Google in the UAE were World Cup 2014, iPhone 6 and Malaysian Airlines.
Dubai’s real estate scene has also seen a number of new property launches over the year.
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Dubai’s residential rents have stabilised in the second half of 2014, growing seven per cent year-on-year in 2014.
Andy Murray
12:59 GMT
Andy Murray will line up at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship here next month with plans to get his year off to a perfect start with a victory.
David Guetta is ready to bring the party to Dubai! (Image: Facebook)
08:31 GMT
Absolut Base Camp at Live at Atlantis will feature DJ David Guetta as the painting team transforms attendees with UV facial art.

December 16, 2014

Dana warned the KRG could face sanctions if the autonomous region failed to pay the money to its consortium,
15:29 GMT
Kurdistan’s Regional Government (KRG) has failed to pay $100 million to a Dana Gas consortium as instructed by a London arbitration court
Eva Longoria being introduced at Dubai International Film Festival by Mohamed Al Ansari. (Image: Facebook)
12:44 GMT
Visiting the UAE this week for the Dubai International Film Festival, Eva Longoria has revealed that she can relate to the struggle faced by the Arabs, and here's why...
A snapshot of the video Mariam posted on her Instagram account. (Image: Instagram)
12:15 GMT
"Emirati" actress Mariam Hussein has posted an Instagram video which reveals her REAL ethnicity! Where in the world is she from?
Tiger Woods
11:51 GMT
Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods would design the new 18-hole championship golf course in Dubai to be built by luxury real estate developers, DAMAC Properties and operated by The Trump Organization.
Hussain sang his smash hit single "Good News" on the Arab Idol finale on Saturday night. (Image: Facebook)
11:00 GMT
Is Hussain al Jasmi really denying the huge favor Amro Mustafa did him by composing the "song of his career"?
Dubai ON Demand is ready to tackle online entertainment. (Image: Facebook)
09:37 GMT
Moving their entertainment to YouTube in 2015 might be the smartest things Dubai ON Demand has ever done.

December 15, 2014

Eva looked fabulous in pink in Dubai this week. (Image: Daily Mail)
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Hollywood beauty Eva Longoria looked red carpet-ready as she attended the Dubai International Film Festival press conference on Sunday.
Eva and Dubai Cares CEO Tariq Al Gurg during a Dubai International Film Festival Press conference at Madinat Jumeirah on Sunday. (Image: Dhes Handumon)
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Desperate Housewives starlet Eva Longoria was in Dubai for the The Global Gift Gala fundraiser; she's just too good to be true!
Dubai’s stock market was the world’s best performing this year until it was caught up in a regional sell off amid tumbling oil prices.
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The Dubai index wiped off gains registered in 2014, since it fell another 7 per cent for a second straight session.

December 14, 2014

Disneyland and Al-Waleed Bin Talal: This Saudi prince has a soft spot for Disney princesses! The philanthropist came to the rescue for the struggling Paris offshoot of the original, California-based Disneyland with a $1 billion euro bailout. He owns ten percent of Euro Disney SCA, which operates Disneyland Paris.
21:33 GMT
Global brands that you never knew were owned or part-owned by Arabs!
Ahlam will bring her fabulous self to the Dubai Shopping Festival along with a slew of A-list artists. (Image: Facebook)
14:20 GMT
The region's hottest stars will warm up the January cold of the Dubai Shopping Festival Celebration Nights.
Franck Ribery
13:37 GMT
The ex-France international says he is settled in Bavaria and feels happily married to the club, but nonetheless admitted that he is open to a new experience elsewhere
 "The Theory of Everything" screened at the Dubai International Film Festival last week. (Focus Features)
10:18 GMT
"The Theory of Everything," a film based on Stephen Hawking and his wife's life, made it to the big screen at the Dubai International Film Festival.
A still from "The Sleeping Tree." (Image: Broadcast Pro Middle East)
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Looking out for local interests too, the Dubai International Film Festival that's currently underway has included 17 films in its Enjaaz program.

December 12, 2014

Strong economic growth across the region has also led to an increase in demand for human resources professionals
20:06 GMT
Average salaries in the UAE for professional roles rose by just two per cent over the last 12 months.
Wasl Asset Management plans to open four three-star hotels in the emirate next year.
19:56 GMT
A company owned by Dubai’s government plans to open four hotels in the emirate next year to expand the supply of mid-priced rooms in a market dominated by luxury accommodation.

December 11, 2014

UAE singer Ahlam is over the moon as she welcomes Emirati singer Hussain al Jasmi to the Arab Idol stage this Saturday. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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UAE singer Ahlam is over the moon as she welcomes Emirati singer Hussain al Jasmi to the Arab Idol stage this Saturday.
Egyptian filmmakers Mervat Amin and Noor El Sherif were in attendance at DIFF's opening night. (Image: Facebook)
08:55 GMT
Emily Blunt opened the star-studded night that drew in celebrities from around the region and globe, as well as the less fabulous in fashion, nerdy cinephiles.

December 10, 2014

The scholarships have been granted for the Introduction to Clinical Research Training programme (ICRT).
19:27 GMT
The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Medical Education Department, in association with Harvard Medical School, has granted 15 scholarships to DHA medical professionals.
Cricket gains impetus among women in UAE (picture courtesy of asiancricket.org)
16:18 GMT
The enthusiasm among women cricketers, who attended the selection camp to make the UAE squad in Sharjah, showed the game is making fast inroads.
Sarah Jessica Parker flashing her pearly whites with the Clé Dubai cook. (Image: Facebook)
13:08 GMT
We wonder if the Sex and the City star sipped on a Cosmopolitan while hitting up Clé Dubai earlier this week.
Kadem Al Saher and other artists are ready to bring it at Sharjah World Music Festival. (Image: Facebook)
12:28 GMT
Owning the same stage as two other Arab faves, the Iraqi singer has been announced as one of three artists performing at the 2nd Sharjah World Music Festival.
White Sugar” is slated for its world premiere on 14 of December at the Dubai Film Festival. (Image: dailynewsegypt.com)
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White Sugar's director Ahmed Khaled reflects on filmmaking and post-revolutionary bureaucracy on Egyptian cinema scene.
 In addition to winning ‘World’s Leading Airline’, Etihad Airways scooped up a further two awards ‘World’s Leading First Class’ and ‘World’s Leading Cabin Crew’.
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Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been awarded the highly coveted title of ‘World’s Leading Airline’ for the sixth straight year.

December 9, 2014

Ahlam with her attacker husband Mubarak al Hajery. (Image: Facebook)
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Cameraman Taher Nassif filed a lawsuit against Ahlam's husband after he'd attacked him on the set of Arab Idol. Did money make him drop the lawsuit now?
Sir Patrick Stewart with his wife Sunny Ozzell and Chivas Master Blender Colin Scott (Image: Khaleej Times)
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The man, the legend, the icon of Star Trek, Sir Patrick Stewart accepted his place in the list Chivas Legends at a Dubai dinner on Sunday.
Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood is the country's biggest opposition party, has operated legally for decades and has substantial grassroots support. (Photo: AFP)
07:06 GMT
Jordan charges deputy leader of the Muslim Brotherhood with "souring ties with a foreign country".

December 8, 2014

Most stock markets in the Gulf fell on Monday after oil prices sank to new lows and Dubai's index dropped as investors dumped shares in Emaar Properties
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While there was no fundamental reason for such a steep drop by Dubai's biggest listed property firm, the most likely explanation was a sell-off by investors.
Emirates Executive is looking to boost demand in key source markets and partner with tour operators selling luxury global tour packages.
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Emirates Executive has said its passengers constitute corporate executives, large family groups and government delegations.
The 11th annual DIFF will feature 10 films made in only 48 hours. (Image: poster)
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There will be so much sweet cinema being screened at this year's Dubai International Film Festival. The 10 best of 32 films that were made in 48 hours and submitted on time will premiere as a part of the festival.
Soaring energy use and inadequate gas supplies have spurred the UAE to look to nuclear power to diversify its energy sources beyond
13:13 GMT
The UAE is the first Gulf Arab state to start building a nuclear power plant to generate energy.
There's been a slightly different take to the club due to local restrictions. (Image: Khaleej Times)
10:57 GMT
One of Dubai's top nightclubs opened its doors three years past, and now global founder Ryan Bish gives the dish on how things got started.
Mercato will be adorned with beautiful Christmas decorations and will provide entertainment for the whole family this December. (Image: Gulf News)
09:28 GMT
Until December 26, Mercato Mall will embrace the festive season with a host of activities and entertainment which the whole family can enjoy.
SJP signs one of her beautiful creations in Dubai. (Image: DM)
09:17 GMT
Sarah Jessica Parker shimmered in an embroidered golden gown as she launched her shoe line in Dubai.
This year's DIFF galas promise an international line-up of films. (Image: Google)
08:59 GMT
DIFF’s red carpet galas will showcase 2014 films from all over the world.
Once a bustling fishing hub in the Gulf, the village of Al-Arish lies just off Qatar’s northern coast. It was abandoned in the 1970s as inhabitants packed up in search of more prolific urban areas, leaving crumbling infrastructure you can still check out today.
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Ghost towns around the Middle East show a history, and present, marked by massive change.
Located in the incubator building at Masdar City, the centre is a reconfigurable, multi-purpose facility and will not be restricted to providing only security solutions.
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Earlier this year, reports indicated that Lockheed Martin also held talks with the UAE government for a military deal worth $270 million.
A growing number of expatriates of all nationalities based in the UAE are moving their British pensions out of the UK.
04:55 GMT
So why are many more expats who have British pensions still in the UK looking to take their retirement funds offshore?

December 7, 2014

Don't worry, Ahlam isn't afraid of a challenge.
19:16 GMT
A cameraman is not to happy with Ahlam and her hubby. He's accusing the latter of beating him up and breaking his camera!
Omar Khairat doing what he does best.
09:01 GMT
He's a talented regional fave, and now Omar Khairat is returning to Dubai this month.
The countries in the Mena region are likely to become important global centres for producing iron and steel in the next five to 10 years, he added.
05:55 GMT
The UAE is amongst the highest consumers of iron and steel products (1,309 kg per person), well above the global average of 240 kg per person,