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Olympic body dismisses Saudi-Bahrain plan to bid to host the Games

Olympic body dismisses Saudi-Bahrain plan to bid to host the Games

Official proposed a plan to have male events take place in Saudi, while Bahrain would host the female athletes and competitions

UAE leaders congratulate new Greek Prime Minister

UAE leaders congratulate new Greek Prime Minister

In one of his first moves since victory on Sunday, Alexis Tsipras began halting privatisation plans agreed under the country's bailout deal

Golfer dies at Omega Dubai Desert Classic event

Golfer dies at Omega Dubai Desert Classic event

Founding member, Ashok Bakshi, collapsed while warming up on the driving range for the pro-am tournament

Stock markets: Abu Dhabi, Oman edge up, supported by banks

Stock markets: Abu Dhabi, Oman edge up, supported by banks

Gulf markets were weaker and news from the telecommunications sector was disappointing

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Time to say goodbye to the PC?

Time to say goodbye to the PC?

Mounting losses and dwindling sales have hit the popular...

What makes a football club truly global?

What makes a football club truly global?

Is it revenue sales, title success or star players...

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Whatever happened to the Palm Monorail?

Whatever happened to the Palm Monorail?

Time for a re-think of the $400m project, says Anil...

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Demanding a fare deal on oil

Demanding a fare deal on oil

Why aren’t air travel costs following oil prices and...

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Oil near six-year lows after US stockpiles hit record high
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Oil near six-year lows after US stockpiles hit record high

Analysts say prices to remain low as China's demand slows

Real Madrid said to rename stadium 'Abu Dhabi Bernabéu'
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Real Madrid said to rename stadium 'Abu Dhabi Bernabéu'

Reports suggest renaming plan after Spanish football club signed partnership with Abu Dhabi fund IPIC in October

Qatari-led group wins $4bn battle for Canary Wharf
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Qatari-led group wins $4bn battle for Canary Wharf

Songbird Estates drops opposition to bid by consortium led by Qatar Investment Authority

ISIL said to set new deadline for Jordan hostage swap
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ISIL said to set new deadline for Jordan hostage swap

Jordan says willing to hand over an Iraqi woman jailed for her role in a 2005 suicide bomb attack if a Jordanian pilot captured by ISIL is released

GCC retail sales forecast to reach $284.5bn by 2018
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GCC retail sales forecast to reach $284.5bn by 2018

New report says Qatar will be fastest growing retail market in region; food sales set to be key driver of growth

Saudi's Bateel confirms equity fund deal to drive global growth
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Saudi's Bateel confirms equity fund deal to drive global growth

Gourmet date firm says it is partnering with L Capital Asia, which is sponsored by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton

Kuwait cuts diesel fuel prices after political pressure
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Kuwait cuts diesel fuel prices after political pressure

Move comes after political opposition to price hikes at filling stations which came in earlier this month

Bahrain's most senior opposition leader goes on trial
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Bahrain's most senior opposition leader goes on trial

Sheikh Ali Salman's detention after a protest rally in December sparked violent demonstrations

Dubai eyes 20,000 more hotel rooms by end-2016
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Dubai eyes 20,000 more hotel rooms by end-2016

Senior tourism official says emirate is shifting focus to mid-market; has 51 applications to open three- and four-star hotels

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Queen Mary 2, world's largest cruise liner, tours the MidEast

Queen Mary 2, world's largest cruise liner, tours the MidEast

Ship is on a round-the-world trip, including stops in Jordan, Oman and the UAE

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Angelina Jolie visits refugees in Iraq

Angelina Jolie has visited Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqi citizens in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to offer support to 3.3 million displaced people in the country and highlight their dire needs.

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For sale: European royal carriages

One ex-Royal British Mews Landau Coach was commissioned by King William IV and described by Prince Philip as the “pride of North America”

Gourmet»
Swiss firm launches chocolate academy in Dubai

Swiss firm launches chocolate academy in Dubai

World's largest cocoa grinder Barry Callebaut Group opens first training centre of its kind in Middle East

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Australia's 'Coffee Club' arrives in the UAE

Australia's 'Coffee Club' arrives in the UAE

Cafe concept from Down Under launches in UAE with first outlet in Abu Dhabi's Yas Mall

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Protein Shakes: The “Whey” forward?

Protein Shakes: The “Whey” forward?

Are the popular drinks supplement a good substitute for a real meal, or a big waste of time?

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Dubai's beach canteen project launches with 10 homegrown restaurant pop ups

Dubai's beach canteen project launches with 10 homegrown restaurant pop ups

Dubai Food Festival concept will take place in Kite Beach from February 6 to 28.

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Gulf's largest indoor entertainment hub set to open on Pearl-Qatar

Gulf's largest indoor entertainment hub set to open on Pearl-Qatar

Megapolis will include arcades and indoor attractions like golf, bowling, snooker, billiard and darts, plus high tech 3D and 5D games

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Jamie Oliver’s Istanbul restaurant files for bankruptcy after 14 months

Jamie Oliver’s Istanbul restaurant files for bankruptcy after 14 months

Management claim the difficult Turkish economy was to blame, but say it will reopen

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McLaren announces new 650S super car

McLaren announces new 650S race car

Designed to celebrate the brand's win in the 24 Hours Le Mans race in 1995

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