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$1.3bn deal signed to build Dubai's Heart of Europe islands project

Kleindienst on Wednesday announced the appointment of JK Bauen Building Contracting, Wuchang Ship Building Industry Group Co Ltd and Sino Great Wall International Engineering Co Ltd to complete the construction...

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Posted by: NBI Dec 8, 2016 9:17 AM [UAE]

Great News!! Clearly proves that high luxury real estate in Dubai is booming and prices will continue to go up.

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Exclusive: Alabbar poised to create the Alibaba of the Middle East

There is a story that Mohamed Alabbar likes to tell, about a conversation with his nine-year-old nephew Jumma. He asks him what the three most important things are in the world that he cannot live without...

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Posted by: A.K. Jain Dec 8, 2016 9:14 AM [United Arab Emirates]

Top class - Balanced views, i must convey, whatever you are involved in life, must be doing that in a better way than peers.

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Dubai island aims to become MidEast's top honeymoon destination

Kleindienst, the firm behind Dubai’s The Heart of Europe development, has announced its plan to turn St Petersburg Island into the Middle East’s number one honeymoon destination.The heart-shaped island...

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Posted by: khalid Dec 8, 2016 9:14 AM [UAE]

more announcements. more pr. nothing else!

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How to solve the Dubai-Sharjah congestion dilemma

When the UAE implements its framework for public-private partnerships, as announced earlier this month, there will be a list of potential projects up for grabs. But none is more urgent than the commuter...

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Posted by: Illa Dec 8, 2016 9:13 AM [UAE]

Increase public transport facilities at lower costs and more frequencies, increase the yearly car registration charges, provide driving license to only certain professions, every expat family should not have more than 2 cars, all vehicles older than 10 years to be removed from roads etc..

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Dubai Opera tickets priced according to market demand, says Cameron Mackintosh

Tickets for Dubai Opera have been priced in accordance with what the market will pay, according to the company behind shows like Les Misérables, Cats and Phantom of the Opera.The multi-purpose built performance...

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Posted by: john Dec 7, 2016 12:54 PM [uae]

“It’s important to spread the prices ....". It is indeed and one way to attract a more financially diverse audience is to emphasise the role of sponsorship in holding down prices. Also packages (dinner, event and hotel room) will make some sense to patrons who want a great night out without the usual traffic distractions.

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Kuwait says restart of Neutral Zone oilfields will some take time

The resumption of oil production from oilfields jointly operated by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will take time and may face obstacles, the chief executive of the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) said on Tuesday."The...

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Posted by: James Lewis Dec 7, 2016 12:54 PM [United States]

First off, I don't know the issues of producing in a NZ, However at this point I don't like the idea of neutral zone. It sounds too much like DMZ line. Assuming that the rule of capture is used on the NZ for producing production. The amount of production from a giving well in a NZ area to produce at maximum allowable for the life of a well based on the porosity and permeability factor in to the drainage equation could still exceed the width of the NZ over time causing conflict at a later date.

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Dubai denies video rumour over liquid nitrogen ice cream 'dangers'

Dubai Municipality on Tuesday issued a statement to deny a social media video clip claiming liquid nitrogen ice cream is posing a danger to consumers in the emirate.In response to the online video, the...

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Posted by: khalid Dec 7, 2016 8:55 AM [UAE]

unfortunately today's food are industrialized manufactured and developed in laboratory than prepared and cooked in kitchens. stay healthy!

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Dubai 'not ready for Michelin' says Vineet Bhatia

Dubai is not mature enough to have earned its own Michelin restaurant guide, according to Vineet Bhatia but it has the potential to be ready in a few years, the Michelin-starred chef added.“Dubai has a...

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Posted by: savio Dec 7, 2016 8:58 AM [Dubai]

I agree with WHJ. I travel weekly to Europe and believe me some 3 stars Michelin are not worth it when 1 star are awesome. Example of La petite maison . The Dubai version is far better compare to Paris and London. Only Nice version ( the original one) is equal just because they have the fresh products available 365/365 daily. The issue of Star Michelin is mainly the fact that few chefs totally unknown in the real 'Food passion' world come her hoping to use the Michelin brand to open a random place and make it a success ( example Clef in DIFC who was a total disaster). I am sure in the future a 1 star Michelin will open here. But lets not forget they cannot be financially viable unless they sell alcohol and license are only in Hotels or free zone and its a main problem ( Guy Savoy tried in Qatar and when they ban alcohol he closed it...)

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Education key to Qatar's future, says Sheikha Hind

Qatar must make continued investments in education to safeguard the country’s economic future, said the chairwoman and CEO of Qatar Foundation.In an interview with Qatar’s state news agency QNA, Sheikha...

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Posted by: Munawar Salim Pinjar Dec 7, 2016 8:57 AM [India]

Respected Madam, Salaamwalaikum. I want to see Qatar University replacing best names like Oxford etc. The concept of University started from Islam then why partnership with international universities. Instead, best talents can be acquired, it will not only increase the level of education but also increase the reputation of the university. why not to make such university where foreign students compete to join. I see lot of Qatari students going out to study, why?. They want more standards and disciplines.
I pray for all the prosperity to the Qatar. Ameen.

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UAE hotel rates in October slump to lowest level since 2005

Hotels operating in the UAE continued to see declines in occupancy and room rates during October, according to the latest data from industry consultants STR.It said the UAE's hospitality sector reported...

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Posted by: One Guy Dec 7, 2016 8:58 AM [DXB]

They are going to need to drop significantly more if the hundreds of hotels are looking to continue to attract international tourists for either few day stop overs or holidays.

Coincidentally, I have ended up speaking in passing to several random holiday makers recently at various hotels, they have all commented that as regular visitors that the cost these last few years and particularly this year of everything surrounding their stay, from F&B to shopping etc has really surprised them at how expensive it has become, to the point where they probably wont be making the trip again...........

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