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UAE says problem of business debtors skipping country 'contained'

The problem of small business owners in the United Arab Emirates "skipping" the country over unpaid debts has been contained, although it is set to remain an issue well into next year, the head of the...

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Posted by: TooManyLoanCalls May 24, 2016 4:34 PM [UAE]

Sorry, but how exactly has it been "contained"? The article is sparse on some crucial details.

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Dubai's first 'water homes' feature in new $270m project

A $270 million (AED1 billion) marina development featuring the UAE’s first ‘water homes’ is to be built in Dubai’s Business Bay, it was revealed on Tuesday.Dubai Holding, through its real estate subsidiary...

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Posted by: Red Snappa May 24, 2016 4:32 PM [Ireland]

A grand idea, but I feel pretty sure that these properties, assuming they are built within the timescales described, will be bought by high net worth Emiratis not foreigners.

Obviously, foreign investment in properties like these would be better bringing money into Dubai, rather than circulating the same funds round the system.

Although overall really not sure how much room there is left in the market for yet more uber-luxury property, there is always a chance that overbuilding may dilute the market as it has done in the hotel sector and likely to do in the retail sector.

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Dubai's Aster launches first e-commerce healthcare project

The first e-commerce store in the health and wellness space in the GCC was launched on Monday by the legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on behalf of Aster Pharmacy. This coincides with the opening...

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Posted by: Mahizh May 24, 2016 4:33 PM [India]

Really its a great job.. From this people could easily shop their medical products from home itself & specially it will be very helpful in emergencies.

Mahizh from Ecbilla

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'Discrimination against men' in UAE workforce, says top executive

Discrimination against men exists among the UAE’s workforce, according to Habib Al Mulla, Chairman of Baker McKenzie."I think there is what I call a discrimination against males in the UAE, said Al Mulla...

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Posted by: Arsal May 24, 2016 4:33 PM [United Arab Emirates]

Lack of merit-based system, and more of an image complex system....detrimental for sure in the long run.

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Abu Dhabi lays off staff as Gulf austerity tightens

Thousands of layoffs at state-linked companies in Abu Dhabi are a fresh sign the Gulf's wealthy oil states are hunkering down for a long period of austerity as low crude prices pressure their economies...

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Posted by: Telcoguy May 24, 2016 4:33 PM [Spain]

The people who used to post along those lines have not been seen for a long, long time.

In the end reality has the nasty habit of quashing wishful thinking but it is really sad that so much time has been wasted, oh well. Plus ça change and all that.

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Woman faces deportation from UAE for checking husband's phone

A woman was fined and ordered to be deported from the United Arab Emirates for breaching her husband's privacy by checking his cell phone to see if he was cheating on her, Gulf News reported on Wednesday...

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Posted by: Telcoguy May 24, 2016 4:34 PM [Spain]

I am actually shocked you were allowed... anyhow i forwarded this to a few friends and they all agree that so many relationships may have been saved by this kind of law!

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'Bachelor ban' in Qatar tests relations with migrant workers

As Nami Hader, a 30-year-old gardener from Nepal, approached the entrance to a park outside Qatar's second city Al Khor one day last month, a security guard blocked his way. "No bachelors," the guard...

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Posted by: Jeff May 24, 2016 4:34 PM [UK]

@telcoguy
@outlook

Interesting to hear to the tut-tuts of indignation from self righteous onlookers like yourselves.

I doubt you'd be making the same comments if, in a few years, 75% of the UK population had been infiltrated by 'foreigners'.

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Dubai ruler backs plan to build new $816m sports stadium

Designs for a futuristic AED3 billion ($816 million) sports stadium to be built in Dubai have been approved by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai...

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Posted by: Hani El Chabti May 23, 2016 6:40 PM [Canada]

Another side of national investment covered by a great leader with a great vision...

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GCC's class act threatened by teacher shortages

A teacher shortage in the GCC has become the second worst in the world. The region’s rapidly rising populations – made up of mostly expatriates who bring their families, adding thousands of new people...

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Posted by: Peter Peter May 23, 2016 6:40 PM [UAE]

This explains why GEMS teachers are being offer equity by the management. It seems to be driven by fear that many good teachers may leave rather than any generosity of heart.

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Qatar Airways chief reignites US spat ahead of Atlanta launch

The spat between Qatar Airways and Delta Air Lines has deepened after the boss of the Doha carrier said its new Atlanta route would "rub salt in the wounds" of his US rival.Akbar Al Baker reportedly made...

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Posted by: Telcoguy May 23, 2016 6:42 PM [Spain]

@Jaded, you are right that EK offering is not as good as QA at least in J. But based on what I hear it is still way better than Delta / United /AA offering. I personally choose BA whenever I need to fly to the USA from here.

I have not had to deal with EK customer care for a long time so you may be right, my experiences were appalling at the time and I am certainly glad I did not have to deal with them for a long time.

It is not possible to grow and still be niche, EK offers a very cheap product (I am thinking J) and is good value for money, plus the added bonus of being the only airline I would trust for a large number of destinations (mostly Africa), QA offers a better albeit more expensive one in my experience.

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