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UAE's Q2 consumer confidence slips by most in six years

UAE's Q2 consumer confidence slips by most in six years

New Nielsen survey sees UAE retain title of Middle East's most optimistic nations but falls by seven points since Q1

Abu Dhabi property market 'at tipping point' after flat Q2

Abu Dhabi property market 'at tipping point' after flat Q2

JLL says property prices and rents in UAE capital stabilised in Q2 following two years of significant rises

Dubai named as top overseas destination for US job seekers

Dubai named as top overseas destination for US job seekers

New research says Dubai has leap-frogged London as most popular location for jobs abroad for US citizens

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Europe and its public buildings selfie stupidity

Europe and its public buildings selfie stupidity

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Keeping food waste in check for Ramadan

Keeping food waste in check for Ramadan

A recent study by the UN showed that 32.7% of food...

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Sometimes it's not all about the bass

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When being tech savvy isn't cool

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Emaar awards $229m construction deal for Dubai's The Hills
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Emaar awards $229m construction deal for Dubai's The Hills

Developer says it has hired Al Ghandi and Consolidated Contractors International for residential project

Gulf tourist hotspots see occupancy rates slump in June
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Gulf tourist hotspots see occupancy rates slump in June

Latest STR Global figures show Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar all suffer double-digit declines as Ramadan hits

Saudi royal invests in private jets smartphone app
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Saudi royal invests in private jets smartphone app

Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdullaziz Al Saud backs JetSmarter which aims to make private jets more accessible to travellers

Emirates says to launch second daily flight to Lisbon
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Emirates says to launch second daily flight to Lisbon

Dubai-based airline to operate new service to Portuguese city from Jan1 in response to rising demand

GFH Capital to buy 80% stake in Dubai private school
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GFH Capital to buy 80% stake in Dubai private school

Invesment company says education sector is ripe for growth amid rising demand for world-class facilities

US backs possible $5.4bn missiles sale to Saudi Arabia
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US backs possible $5.4bn missiles sale to Saudi Arabia

Missile sale approval could help reassure Saudi Arabia about the US commitment to its security

India's IndiGo denies Qatar Airways plans to buy stake
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India's IndiGo denies Qatar Airways plans to buy stake

Airline says it is talking to the Doha carrier about marketing arrangements but denies claims of buy-in deal

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Emiratis named toughest critics for online hotel reviews

Emiratis named toughest critics for online hotel reviews

Accommodation booking site Agoda.com says Emiratis score .32 points lower than any other nationality

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Emirates Post issues new commemorative stamps

Emirates Post issues new commemorative stamps

The stamps recognise major projects under President Khalifa - Masdar City, Etihad Rail. Shams 1 Solar Power Plant and Khalifa Port.

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Duolingo launches English for Arabic speakers

Duolingo launches English for Arabic speakers

Popular free education platform expands to Arabic countries

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Dubai plastic surgeon warns patients about using unlicensed practitioners

Dubai plastic surgeon warns patients about using unlicensed practitioners

Consultant plastic surgeon Dr Ricardo Ferla advises residents on how to identify an unqualified practitioner

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Ellie Goulding to perform at Dubai Music Week

Ellie Goulding to perform at Dubai Music Week

British singer Ellie Goulding will be part of a four-night music extravaganza known as Dubai Music Week

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Q&A with Nader Sabry – creator of the world’s first physiological prayer mat

Q&A with Nader Sabry – creator of the world’s first physiological prayer mat

Timez5’s Nader Sabry on his firm’s “Physio-Spiritual experience” philosophy and why non-Muslims are also in his target market

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La Résidence offers 50% off dining bill

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The French cuisine is a high end outlet in Raffles hotel

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Why buy a house when you can buy an island?

Why buy a house when you can buy an island?

Vladi Private Islands reveal 65% of islands for sale, here are the top 10

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Dubai's Al Habtoor City to feature all-weather tennis academy

Dubai's Al Habtoor City to feature all-weather tennis academy

UAE’s first indoor, fully air-conditioned tennis court will be included in state-of-the-art sports centre

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Dubai’s Aquaventure waterpark voted fifth best in the world

Dubai’s Aquaventure waterpark voted fifth best in the world

TripAdvisor travel website ranks Dubai’s Wild Wadi as seventh best, Yas Waterworld 14th best

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With an IQ placing her in the top 0.1 percent of the world, Dr Manahel Thabet is arguably the most intelligent living Arab. But she fears the region is repressing its most scientific and innovative minds, while falling prey to the ‘pollution’ of social media. It all spells economic disaster, she warns.

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