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UAE named happiest country in the Gulf

The UAE and Qatar are the happiest countries in the Gulf, according to this year’s World Happiness report, backed by the United Nations.The UAE ranked 20th out of 158 nations in the report published by...

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Posted by: Ms. Joey Ortega May 28, 2015 4:53 PM [Philippines]

UAE is one country I loved as My entire family lived in Dubai for 19 years, their people & culture are both commendable, visa issues? Of course d govt has to take precautions & strict measures as to people getting in the UAE, medical bills - surely coz they have d best, ever changing rules - why not? The govt of UAE is run by people loving rulers, they always evaluate their rules or laws, if found not suitable or properly working, a revision is but a positive action, right? UAE is my second country, I respect & love it's people, their culture & traditions, cudos to UAE, more power & looking forward to a successful 2020 world expo, Godbless UAE and it's rulers

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If you want Qatar contracts, give us flight slots, says airline CEO

In handing out lucrative public procurement contracts, Qatar is likely to favour countries whose airports grant take-off and landing slots to state-owned Qatar Airways, its chief executive said on Tuesday...

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Posted by: Lanuk May 28, 2015 2:47 PM [Qatar]

If you wish to see how Gulf based airlines treats customers from a market where they have a high share of the market, take a look at flights to India.

Last week I flew to Kolkata (a 5 hour flight) where the A320 aircraft did not even even screen on each seat and the flight was over 90% full.

This is the result of India based airlines unable to compete against the Gulf based and a similar outcome can be expected in Europe / North America.

Lastly talking about government contracts - all Qatar government related contracts already stipulate the people and cargo working on those contracts have to be transported using Qatar Airways.

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Islamic fashion brand Aab to launch Dubai store

Following the success of its London branch, Islamic fashion brand Aab has announced expansion plans in Dubai in the next 12-18 months.The boutique, which specialises in conservative clothing, is the first...

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Posted by: Jawaher May 27, 2015 4:30 PM [UAE]

Thanks to movers and shakers like Rabia Z who started the modest fashion concept globally. Nice to see others following her footsteps.

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Foie gras burgers? Seafood & rabbit hotdogs? Beetroot crisps or Sweet Corn Cake?

Burgers are messy, greasy, fast food, right? Wrong.At least that’s not the case with Burger Rebel, a high-end burger joint that’s meant to be more “sophisticated.”Three years ago, Burger Rebel's owner...

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Posted by: joe tecson May 27, 2015 12:33 PM [Saudi Arabia]

Looks good, hope they taste as good!

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Judge clears Bollywood's Salman to attend Dubai event

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday gave Bollywood superstar Salman Khan permission to travel to Dubai for a show on May 29.Judge Justice Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi allowed Salman to go abroad as per the conditions...

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Posted by: Tom Kluge May 27, 2015 12:35 PM [UAE]

Some things are the same throughout the world. If you are rich, or famous or a celebrity (or all of those), you can get away with murder!

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Starwood says Dubai three-hotel complex to open in 2015

Hotel giant Starwood has announced that its three-property complex on the site of the former Metropolitan Hotel in Dubai will open next year, months ahead of the original schedule.In an interview with...

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Posted by: Hospitality Observer May 27, 2015 9:23 AM [USA]

Starwood is just fabulous

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Steve Wozniak: 'US would look like Dubai if it didn't spend all its money on military'

"Everything is first-class," says Nerd-in-Chief Steve Wozniak of Dubai, as we sit down to chat on the sidelines of this month's Gartner Symposium at the Madinat Arena."The United States used to talk, when...

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Posted by: Pauly May 27, 2015 9:23 AM [USA]

If America didn't spend all that money on the military, America would NOT look like Dubai but more like Russia. Also, without the mass deployment of America's military in the Gulf, I'm sure Dubai also would look much different today.

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Why we should support more locally-grown brands

About five years ago, a friend of mine was looking for space in one of Dubai’s biggest malls. He called up, saying he couldn’t get any.“They told me I wasn’t a big enough brand. I needed to tie up with...

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Posted by: jason May 27, 2015 9:23 AM [singapore]

Get the directors of the malls to respond to that!!!!!!!

Malls here are boring .....same stores time and time again!

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Oman cuts defence, subsidy spending, keeps investing as oil sags

Oman's government has responded to low oil prices by cutting spending on defence and subsidies while continuing to invest in diversifying the economy, official figures showed on Tuesday.The plunge of crude...

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Posted by: GCC May 26, 2015 8:15 PM [Arabian Gulf]

GCC countries should move ahead into creating the Gulf Union. Unifying the currency, stock market, removing borders, and constructing a regional rail network all should be done with in the next 10 years.

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Revealed: Dubai Police helped workers recover $67m in unpaid wages

Dubai Police helped workers in the emirate recover $6.35 million in unpaid wages over a period of 15 months, according to statics released this week.The Temporary Workers Monitoring Section at Dubai Police...

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Posted by: George May 26, 2015 3:00 PM [Oman]

Bravo to the Police of Dubai. This really makes a difference to the rest of the countries. I am really impressed and Keep up the good work. This is Human understanding and respect and definitely equality.

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