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August 21, 2017

Mobile wallets can access your bank account when requested. (Shutterstock)
13:57 GMT
Some pointers to help you understand the way mobile wallets work in the Middle East.
Bloom Towers. (Courtesy of Bloom Holding)
13:04 GMT
Bloom Holding is working on plans to expand overseas.
La Perle by Dragone. (Facebook)
12:30 GMT
Designed by Italian mastermind Franco Dargone, La Perle promises to be a treat Emiratis will never forget.
The difficulty of drawing a matching second eye. (Twitter / art_dose)
08:21 GMT
Who said Arab art was dying? These beautiful pieces by some fantastic, unknown Arab artists will make your morning.

August 20, 2017

Al Ain superstar Omar Abdulrahman
20:10 GMT
A high-octane encounter is on cards when hosts Al Ain take on Saudi Arabian giants Al Hilal in the AFC Champions League quarter-final, first leg, at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium on Monday. The action kicks-off at 7.50pm.
The Abu Dhabi Sports Council logo
19:13 GMT
Abu Dhabi Sports Council signs agreement with International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals
From the "Zivar" collection. (Facebook)
15:30 GMT
Dubai will get to know the elegant designs of am:pm this September 8th and 9th. Get the details here.
More than half of UAE employees said they have worked during their vacations. (File photo)
15:09 GMT
More than half of UAE employees take work home and their reasons are not what you think.
The training will be based on Disney's best practices in customer service. (File photo)
14:00 GMT
Dubai is organizing the trip to 'happiness' for various government entities.
The company now owns and manages a fleet of approximately 400 aircraft with a value of over US$14 billion. (Pixabay)
13:31 GMT
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, DAE, has today completed its acquisition of the AWAS group of companies.
Dubai police. (Frankris / Shutterstock.com)
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The country has rejected other, similar video games, stating they would "corrupt" young people's minds.
Buoyed by the response of their inaugural cat-yoga session on July 22, the shelter has decided to hold monthly classes
06:44 GMT
Ras Al Khaimah Animal Centre gets humans and felines to zen together in new fitness classes

August 19, 2017

Khalifa International Stadium
20:28 GMT
The ongoing Gulf crisis has had little impact on the preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) Secretary-General Hassan al Thawadi has said.
Al Ain team
20:06 GMT
‘The friendly matches were ideal for preparation but the actual contest will be way different’
From "Jagga Jsoos." (UTV Motion Pictures)
17:48 GMT
Bollywood films are greatly under-performing, putting Bollywood itself at risk.

August 17, 2017

The International Paralympic Committee logo
19:20 GMT
UAE /International Paralympic Committee General Assembly
The internet is a huge marketplace where anyone can sell anything... and everything. (Pixabay)
14:13 GMT
A listings site in the UAE, dubizzle, has identified seven online ads that are out of this world.
Khalifa City A, which is located around 45 minutes away from the city centre of Abu Dhabi, is a good choice for families seeking affordable units to rent. (Shutterstock)
13:58 GMT
The top five most affordable rental areas in Abu Dhabi revealed.
Engie has acquired a 40 percent stake in Tabreed from Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi-based investment company. (Shutterstock)
10:56 GMT
Engie has acquired a 40 percent stake in Tabreed from Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi-based investment company.
Noor Bank. (File photo)
10:34 GMT
Noor Bank has allegedly made dozens of redundancies this week as part of a restructuring plan to improve efficiency.
Down the Yas Marina Circuit she goes! (Instagram / supecarblondie)
10:16 GMT
Alex Hirschi, better known as supercarblondie, is living the dream: driving supercars super fast and getting paid for it.
Earlier this year, al-Sadr had called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to "take a historic, heroic decision" and step down. (File/Photo)
09:31 GMT
UAE owned publications say Moqtada al-Sadr's visit to Abu Dhabi and Riyadh was triggered after the leader publicly opposed Tehran's regional politics.
Bauza’s squad largely unchanged from Thailand draw as Super Cup returns to Cairo
05:37 GMT
Bauza’s squad largely unchanged from Thailand draw as Super Cup returns to Cairo

August 16, 2017

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19:52 GMT
Pakistani sports star urges parents to give equal opportunities and support to their children
Syria has become a political playground for big players in the region like Saudi Arabia. (AFP)
08:53 GMT
There’s something much bigger at stake than the fate of mere Syrians in the mind of these actors: an attempt to curtail and ideologically condition the trajectory of the Arab spring.

August 15, 2017

Al Jazira team
17:52 GMT
The 2017-18 UAE season-opener will be held in Egypt this time....
Event scheduled to be held on popular Flag Island on August 25
17:14 GMT
Event scheduled to be held on popular Flag Island on August 25
Can the Gulf Crisis ever be resolved
11:37 GMT
More than two months have passed since Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, along with Bahrain and also Egypt, imposed a blockade on Qatar.
Another Indian celebration: Holi. (Kertu / Shutterstock.com
11:30 GMT
India celebrates its independence from Britain on August 15th, and this year, UAE's Indians are giving the country a touch of colour.

August 14, 2017

Nadal will compete alongside Dominic Thiem and Milos Raonic
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Will compete alongside Dominic Thiem and Milos Raonic
Moqtada al-Sadr. (file/photo)
16:30 GMT
Who is Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr?
Pick one activity and you could burn the most calories in an hour!
15:41 GMT
Burning some calories and trimming your tummy is on almost every resident's mind in Dubai.
Recurring revenue from Emaar’s shopping malls and retail, hospitality and leisure, commercial leasing and entertainment businesses represents 38 percent of the total revenue. (File photo)
15:26 GMT
Emaar Properties has recorded a 15 percent growth in net profit for the first six months of 2017.
The contractor posted a net loss of Dh199 million for the second quarter of 2017. (File photo)
15:19 GMT
Dubai contractor Drake & Scull International has completed the sale of a majority stake to Tabarak Investments.
The property market in Dubai continues to demonstrate further stabilization following the turbulence seen in 2016 with the drop in oil prices and sluggish global trade. (File photo)
14:26 GMT
Damac Properties has reported a total revenue of Dh3.5 billion ($952 million) for the first half of 2017, a 4.5 percent increase from last year.
Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. (File/photo)
12:00 GMT
Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr visits Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, calling for better relations between Iraq and UAE.
Amir Khan. (Matt A. Scott / Shutterstock.com)
09:03 GMT
Following an extraordinary, public Facebook fight, Amir Khan and Anthony Joshua have patched things-up. But is Khan still leaving Faryal?

August 13, 2017

John Petrucci admires his guitar neck. (TDC Photography / Shutterstock.com)
16:38 GMT
Dream Theater is coming to Dubai later this year!
To be successful applicants are required to have a “round and rather large waistline,” and a jolly disposition. (Shutterstock)
14:04 GMT
It may still be too early to say or do anything Christmassy, but one hotel in Dubai is already getting way ahead with festive preparations.
The defendant has already appealed the primary judgement before the Appeal Court that will hold its first hearing soon | Shutterstock.
13:58 GMT
Defendant jailed after his stepson accidentally saw oral sex photos on mother’s laptop.
The extremist group eventually set up a base in Qatar, despite Saudi and the UAE attempting to host them. (AFP)
13:06 GMT
The extremist group eventually set up a base in Qatar, despite Saudi and the UAE attempting to host them.
Be wary of online listings that are not hosted on reputed sites. (Shutterstock)
12:28 GMT
Some things to bear in mind when renting a new home in Dubai.
The developer has announced the completion of Azizi Royal Bay in just 22 months. (Courtesy of Azizi Developments)
10:50 GMT
The property developer expects to handover five more projects for the remainder of the year.

August 10, 2017

The UAE is committed to all the clauses of the International Convention against Doping in Sport
19:28 GMT
Dr. Ahmed Al-Hashemi, Chairman of the National Anti-Doping Committee, has stressed that the UAE is committed to all the clauses of the International Convention against Doping in Sport, which it adopted in 2009.
Untitled from Afro series, 2016 - Victor Sitali. (Maraya Art Centre)
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In Dubai, the Collectivity exhibition a the Maraya Art Centre allows artists to show the power of collaboration.
Heat, traffic and a slow food delivery service in the UAE. (File/Photo)
14:39 GMT
The #SaidNoOneintheUAEever is majorly exposing all the UAE's #FirstWorldProblems.
The operator of four theme parks said it lost Dh286.2 million ($77.9 million) in the second quarter, compared with Dh41.3 million a year earlier. (File photo)
12:17 GMT
Mounting losses at DXB Entertainments have led the company to reorganize its business less than a year after opening its doors.

August 9, 2017

Football academy to offer trainees a chance to win a trip to Manchester (Photo: Gulf Today)
16:35 GMT
Football academy to offer trainees a chance to win a trip to Manchester
Ilya Repin's painting of "Eugene Onegin."
16:30 GMT
Dubai will be hosting shows of "Eugene Onegin" and "Aida." Get the details here.
World Expo 2020, which will take place from October 2020 to April 2021, is expected to generate thousands of jobs and attract more than 25 million visitors to Dubai. (Ali Haider/ EPA)
13:55 GMT
Expo 2020 are accepting jobs applications now.
Drone owners in Dubai must undergo a security vetting and be at least 16 years of age to be certified. (File photo)
12:36 GMT
Drone owners must register their drones and complete a special operator course to be certified in Dubai.
Abu Dhabi is home to Ferrari World, the first-ever Ferrari-branded theme park in the world. (Shutterstock)
12:21 GMT
Abu Dhabi has launched a campaign to attract more high-spending Saudis.
An Emirati man stands in front of a pipeline at the oil terminal of Fujairah during the inauguration ceremony of a dock for supertankers on September 21, 2016. (Karim Sahib/ AFP)
11:29 GMT
Bringing new partners to the offshore sector could boost oil production to a level higher than rates under an OPEC-led effort to balance the market.
The previous Global Business Forum on Africa saw more than 100 bilateral investment meetings held during the event. (File photo)
11:13 GMT
The Dubai Chamber of Commerce is organizing the 4th Global Business Forum on Africa in November in Dubai.
Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein is daughter of His Majesty King Hussein of Jordan, who ruled the country until his passing in 1999, and is the half-sister of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein.
10:56 GMT
HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan talked this morning about the importance of talking about one’s illnesses and experiences.
Liam Gallagher performing. (Christian Bertrand / Shutterstock.com)
10:00 GMT
Liam Gallagher, formerly of Oasis, is going to be at Dubai!

August 8, 2017

The 14th International Dubai Film Fest. (Dubai Film Festival)
13:07 GMT
The Dubai International Film Festival, one of the most prestigious in the world, will be running in December. It's time to register.
Al-Qaeda-held areas of Shabwa province have been frequently targeted in US drone strikes. (AFP)
09:22 GMT
US and UAE-backed Yemeni special forces recently captured an oil-rich area from al-Qaeda militants.