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Elderly Dubai drivers could face regular medical tests

Elderly drivers could be submitted for regular medical testing under new proposals put forward by Dubai's transport authority to improve safety on the emirate's roads.The Roads and Transport Authority...

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Posted by: Petr Feb 26, 2017 12:58 PM [Dubai]

This is a good idea. But the speeding, reckless driving, tailgating is more from another group of drivers! Why not limit the horsepower of the cars for drivers under 25 years? That would bring down the deadly crashes a lot...

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Dubai ruler orders 4x4 stunt driver to clean the city's streets

The driver of a 4x4 vehicle caught performing dangerous stunts on a busy Dubai road has been ordered to clean the emirate's streets for 30 days.In a tweet, Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum...

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Posted by: JPS Feb 26, 2017 12:59 PM [UAE]

Great Initiative, next step would be to punish the Tailgaters on the fats lane with similar punishment :)

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Investigators clear Saudi-led forces of 2015 attacks in Yemen

A body set up by the Saudi-led coalition to investigate civilian casualties in Yemen said on Thursday a technical fault was responsible for the death of seven people in a 2015 air strike but cleared the...

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Posted by: As1991 Feb 26, 2017 9:00 AM [Saudi Arabia]

Of course SA forces did not inflict any sort of attack on civilians. It is so obvious that SA forces are in for the sake of peace and stability so there is no point in attacking civilians. Finally, the UN said the truth. I believe that the truth is sort of twisted in media in order to distort public. However, everything is clear now.

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Mariah Carey takes in 'cultural excursion' of Dubai

Award-winning artist Mariah Carey has landed in Dubai ahead of the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival concert this Thursday, February 23rd, where she will perform at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre...

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Posted by: Gary Feb 26, 2017 8:57 AM [UAE]

Wonderfully accurate observation Fentoni. Thank you.

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First Donald Trump villas in Middle East released

The first residences in the Middle East designed by US billionaire businessman Donald Trump have been released for sale in Dubai.The Trump Estates includes more than 100 luxury villas overlooking a Trump...

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Posted by: DASA Feb 26, 2017 8:57 AM [United Arab Emirates]

Who's the Architect for this project? Why do developers never list the designers responsible?

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$10,000 to upgrade Tesla to a driverless car in UAE

UAE residents will have to pay an additional $10,463 (AED38,400) to get full self-driving capabilities in their Tesla cars that are set to be delivered from mid-2017.The ex-showroom price of Model S and...

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Posted by: Lars Hansen Feb 26, 2017 8:56 AM [Portugal]

Hotels should start considering providing parking for driverless cars.....

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Going green: Diamond Developers CEO Faris Saeed

“When we took the land in Dubailand and talked about our plans to launch a sustainable project, many thought we were just bluffing. Today, when people come and see our project they are simply amazed,”...

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Posted by: Tariq Ramadan Feb 26, 2017 8:53 AM [UAE]

Hats off for Eng. Faris and his team for delivering an exceptional project which has become a benchmark in sustainability and real estate development. Wishing you all the best.

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Creditors of Saudi steel giant agree to $1.7bn debt deal

Creditors of Saudi Arabia's Al Ittefaq Steel Products, the country's largest private sector steel manufacturer, have provisionally agreed to a 6.2 billion riyals ($1.7 billion) debt restructuring, banking...

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Posted by: Hammad Bashir Feb 23, 2017 12:40 PM [Pakistan]

With people like Sharjeel Azhar on the driving seat of Al Ittefaq Steel, this industry will see new heights in progress and prosperity.

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UAE drafts new rules pushing banks to lend more to SMEs

The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates has issued draft rules aimed at getting banks to lend more to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) after some lenders had cut their exposure to such companies...

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Posted by: Kevin Feb 23, 2017 8:44 AM [UAE]

Just ponder over it for a moment; ethical leadership enhances the company’s reputation in the financial market and society at large. A solid reputation for ethics and integrity significantly improves the company’s business. On the other hand, unprincipled morally corrupt managers bring outright disrepute and reputational damage to their employer, among employees, customers, suppliers, society and even competitors.

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Dubai likely to lose 'shopper's paradise' status: S&P

An appreciating dollar is making it more expensive for tourists looking to shop in the UAE, and Dubai is likely to lose its coveted “shopper’s paradise” label if the currency pressure persists, says an...

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Posted by: Telcoguy Feb 23, 2017 8:43 AM [Lima]

I think there is some potential on Chinese/Indian, visas may be an issue, plus hotels are cheaper in Dubai than in London.

And do not forget that Dubai has a strong brand in South Asia, I have seen Pakistanis gladly pay a 30-40% premium just because they are buying it in Dubai. this is probably sustainable for a few more years, let see if this time is used to refocus.

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