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July 11, 2014

Israel has launched more than 500 strikes on Gaza this week (File Archive/AFP)
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The United Arab Emirates pledged Thursday to send at least $25 million in humanitarian aid to Gaza as airstrikes from Israel continue.
The world’s most expensive cities for expats are both in Africa. Luanda in Angola is ranked first for the second year, followed by N’Djamena in Chad.
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Rising housing costs has pushed Dubai up the rankings in an annual survey of the most expensive cities in the world for expatriates to live in.
The 10 highest earning chief executives in the UAE make several million dirhams a year, taking home a total of Dh78.14 million in salaries and bonuses in 2013 alone,
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Seven out of the ten highest paid officials work for companies based in Abu Dhabi, while the rest are based in Dubai.
Boeing expects airlines to buy 25,680 new single-aisle planes over 20 years,
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Boeing’s annual forecast, released in conjunction with the airshow, said single-aisle airplanes such as the 737 and A320 will garner the most orders.

July 10, 2014

With Dubai’s property market booming, analysts warn that several signs of excesses, reminiscent of pre-crisis years, are returning to the market
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Dubai’s Damac Properties has announced that it will be offering luxury cars to select property buyers as part of its Ramadan promotion.
DP World, which has a portfolio of about 65 terminals across six continents, owns one-third of Djibouti’s Doraleh Container Terminal, the company’s annual report says.
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Djibouti said it had started legal action against DP World, seeking to rescind the Dubai-owned port operator’s concession in Africa’s largest container terminal in a row over how the contract was awarded.

July 9, 2014

The value of the deal could increase to $75 billion at list prices if Emirates firms up its right to purchase the additional planes, Boeing said in a statement issued in Dubai.
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Boeing said the 777X will introduce the latest technologies including "the most advanced commercial engine ever".
Sweet camera monitors the pop star Ramy ayach with star qussai in Dubai (Image: Twitter)
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The scars left by the Arabtec saga on both the company and the stock market may heal with time.
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Married with four children, Ismaik has been spending some of his time since he quit watching World Cup soccer, rooting for Germany; he owns part of German soccer club TSV 1860 Munchen.
"This is a long-term project and we are betting strongly on Dubai," he said, adding that the size of the entire project would be in the range of 48 to 50 million sq ft.
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By the way: Dubai is still recovering from its 2009 debt crisis.
Dubai Marina and Shaikh Zayed, where a studio apartments costs about Dh80,000 a year on average are less-pricey options.
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Affordable places to rent can be found in Deira, Discovery Gardens and Jumeirah Village,

July 8, 2014

Bullish comments about Arabtec and its shares by then-chief executive Hasan Ismaik, who resigned in June, helped to fuel investor interest in the stock.
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in a statement after its chief executive met with heads of the central bank, the economy ministry and the Dubai and Abu Dhabi stock exchanges.
The consultancy expects some 7 million square feet of new malls with a size of over 1 million square feet to enter the market over the next two years.
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Mall of the World, the latest addition to Dubai’s retail, hospitality and leisure offering, is expected to boost visitor numbers and further strengthen the emirate’s mall development pipeline.

July 7, 2014

Flight Search can be accessed on tablets, smartphones and desktop computers.
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Once users are on the Google Flight Search tool, they are able to quickly and easily conduct searches for different flight routings
As development across the city ramps up in the lead up to the 2020 World Expo and the Emirate's vision of playing host to 20 million tourists annually.
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“The unveiling of Dubai Holding’s proposals for The Mall of the World will form part of a strengthening mall development pipeline that is critical to unlocking Dubai’s vision,” says Cluttons.
The UK prime minster, David Cameron, in his Ramadan message states: “Ramadan is about charity, contemplation and community.”
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In the context of Islamic economy contemplation, here are three thoughts for consideration during the holy month of Ramadan.
Dubai is planning to build a temperature-controlled city featuring the world’s largest mall and an indoor park, as well as hotels, health resorts and theaters, the developer said.
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Already home to one of the globe’s biggest indoor shopping complexes, Dubai Mall, the glitzy emirate known for its love of grandiose projects said it is now planning to build the “Mall of the World”.

July 4, 2014

Etihad joins Emirates, which sponsors Old Trafford cricket ground and Durham County Cricket Club, in bolstering its English brand profile through cricket.
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“Cricket enables Etihad Airways to create strong synergies between the key cricket playing nations and our major flight networks across the Indian subcontinent, Australia and the UK."

July 3, 2014

Forgery of educational certificates constituted around 40 per cent of all document fraud cases during the first half of this year,
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Suspects face charges of forging an official document, faking a stamp, and attempting to use the fake document.
The Algeria team don't want Ahlam's promised money for the goals they scored in the FIFA World Cup. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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The Algeria team don't want Ahlam's promised money for the goals they scored in the FIFA World Cup.

July 2, 2014

An estimated 20 million visitors are expected to attend Expo 2015, of which 7.6 million will travel to Milan by air, the two airlines said in a joint statement.
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Etihad Airways and Italy’s Alitalia have been named as the Official Global Airline Carriers for Expo 2015 in Milan.
KSA, the UAE and Kuwait are strong allies of Egypt's president, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (File/AFP)
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Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait released 152 Egyptian prisoners as a goodwill gesture for Ramadan.

July 1, 2014

The fee for this aviation adventure starts from Dh270 ($73 USD). The first realistic A380 simulator landed in April at the Dubai Mall, where a 30-minute experience costs Dh350
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Budding pilots and curious daredevils can fly the prestigious Airbus A380 in Dubai, within a realistic flight simulator, at a second location in Dubai.

June 30, 2014

After swinging wildly this month in response to Arabtec’s gyrations, the Dubai index is down 22 percent from its multi-year peak in mid-May
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The collapse marks a continuation of the builder’s downward trend on the Dubai bourse

June 29, 2014

Arabtec, which remained among the top losers last week, shed 27.23 per cent.
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Fund managers and analysts do not expect major movements and said investors have already been liquidating their positions before Ramadan.
Ahlam doing a spot of shopping as a treat from working hard at filming her videos! (Image: Instagram)
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Ahlam was in the old city of Budapest where she filmed two of her latest music videos.
Katherine Kelly Lang loves the outdoors. (Image courtesy of Abdullah Rmal/ Arab News)
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She’s automatically linked to Brooke Logan on “The Bold and the Beautiful” as she’s played the role since 1987, and now she's on her first visit to Abu Dhabi.