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Revealed: huge disparity in Dubai school fees

Private school fees in Dubai may vary by more than AED600,000 per year depending on where you live in the city, according to new research.A report by educational portal Edarabia and real estate website...

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Posted by: James May 28, 2017 12:58 PM [UAE]

I think you need to check your numbers. Whilst school fees in Dubai are expensive, I don't think they have reached the numbers quoted in your report.

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Dev Patel: from slumdog to superstar

Better known for his role in Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire, Dev Patel has proven equally adept at drama and comedy. Patel joined the cast of Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom, as well as starred...

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Posted by: Emylou May 28, 2017 9:05 AM [Philippines]

The movie didn't actually showed here in our country, Philippines. But I got the chance to watched it. To be honest, I forgot how many times I have watched it. It just entices me everyday. I admired all of the characters. I loved the story, cinematography, music, the metamorphosis of the characters, from young person to adult to old age. I even encourage my friends to watch it as well. So far, at this point, the best movie I ever watched. Thanks Dev for giving justice to the role of the real Saroo Brierly..

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Abu Dhabi signs deal to set up medical tourism network

Abu Dhabi's healthcare regulator has signed an agreement with tourism chiefs to establish a medical tourism network in the emirate.Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture...

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Posted by: Mary May 28, 2017 9:04 AM [UAE]

This is great, however, have the authorities analysed how many residents go overseas for their healthcare? Last time I travelled overseas for my healthcare there were 6 wheelchairs awaiting patients upon arrival back in Dubai who had surgery overseas. Whilst in that foreign country, there were so many GCC nationals at the hospital, that I felt like I was back in the GCC. An Emirates steward told me that their planes are full of medical patients on flights to Germany, hence, is that why Emirates if flying an A380 to Frankfort now? Hospitals are as good as its doctors and patients want an efficient process to their medical care. I have yet to find a hospital that can do pre-billing in Dubai. Most of my tests had to be sent overseas for processing in Dubai and they were simple blood tests, yet you have a lab full of staff that apparently are incapable of running a test. A good doctor is more than a nice suit.

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Emirati said to sue in the US over false ISIL allegations

An Emirati businessman wrongly accused of links to ISIL last year has filed a US federal lawsuit over his mistreatment by hotel and police officers.According to US media, the lawsuit alleges that UAE national...

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Posted by: john May 28, 2017 9:04 AM [UAE]

I recently flew to the US via Germany and I highly recommend against travel to the US and Europe at this time. When we disembarked the plane in Frankfurt we were greeted with a crowd of policemen that reviewed everyone's passport, security was extensive going transit, although this is quite understandable. because Europe is on high alert. The US is tense with anti-government fervor, high crime and unstable conditions. Find other places to visit this summer and take these countries off your list.

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How Saudi Arabia blundered into OPEC oil cut

It's all but decided that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and Russia will extend their so-called "production cuts" at Thursday's meeting in Vienna. It's clear, however, that the play...

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Posted by: Trey May 28, 2017 9:03 AM [Canada]

very true!... oil will be in $40-$50 range for the next decade...

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It's time for restaurants to stop shaming smokers

Everyone has taken the liberty to become the moral police when it comes to smokers. Smokers need to be punished, they say, for harming themselves and potentially harming those around them via second hand...

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Posted by: Elkhorn May 25, 2017 12:48 PM [UAE]

Based on your comment, then for restaurant and cafe to provide a better facility for smokers - should it be fair for them to charge smokers more, to compensate their investment in additional infrastructure?

It will not be fair for non-smokers to pay extra for their food just because smokers wants to have a consistent quality in their area.

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The most dangerous motorists on Dubai's roads are motorbike delivery drivers

I do not envy the men who bring me my food, but I do wish they valued their lives a little more.In a motorbike versus sedan confrontation, the delivery guy will lose, and he will lose badly, and he will...

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Posted by: Jitendra May 25, 2017 12:47 PM [UAE]

Yes. Very true. They always overtake from the right side.

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GCC retail market will grow to $313bn by 2021

The size of the GCC retail sector is expected to grow by 25 percent, from $250.5 billion (AED919.33bn) in 2016 to $313.2bn (AED1.15 trillion) by 2021, driven by economic and population growth, and increase...

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Posted by: One Guy May 25, 2017 12:46 PM [United Arab Emirates]

Completely contradictory report.

How can the introduction of VAT in 2018, as well as additional online players assist sales in B&M when combined with an over supply of retail space?



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Alabbar's Noon venture has let Dubai staff go, say sources

Noon, the e-commerce venture of Dubai businessman Mohamed Alabbar partly funded by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, let go of dozens of staffers in Dubai amid delays to rolling out the app, according...

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Posted by: Jodi Capella May 25, 2017 9:12 AM [uae]

No way they can compete with Amazon...they just don't have the resources, expertise, technology, funding, know how, logistics , economies of scale to compare with the largest retailer in the world.

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Revealed: Dubai parents pay billions in school fees

Annual revenue of Dubai schools jumped by 11.48 percent during the 2016-2017 session over the last session, according to an analysis by Arabian Business.The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA...

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Posted by: Sam May 25, 2017 9:11 AM [Jo]

Is this statement accurate?
"Fifteen new schools opened last session, enrolling 5,842 students".

It seems like a very low number of students per school (average 390) have been enrolled in the new schools. If indeed this is the case it would be interesting to understand why the enrolment ratio so low ?

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