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UAE plans new drones law following Dubai airspace alert

The UAE's aviation authority has announced that it will issue new regulations for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones, within a few days to improve aviation safety.Saif Mohammed Al...

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Posted by: Sasha Jan 27, 2015 7:30 PM [Russia]

As usual a lack of prevention measures. Authorities wait for an incident to occur before taking the necessary measures. Thankfully this incident was limited to cancelled flights and not something of greater impact.

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Emirates could offer cheaper fares by April

The falling price of oil could soon mean cheaper fares for Emirates’ passengers, after the company’s president said the airline is reviewing its fare structure.Speaking to The National newspaper, Sir Tim...

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Posted by: MT3 Jan 27, 2015 7:30 PM [UAE]

"No airline hedges fuel for this period of time." Sorry but you simply made that up. The tenor of any airline's hedging strategy will depend upon its risk managment policy and its current view of the likely future movements in price. A number of global airlines entered into contracts in mid 2014 locking in up to 50% of their future operational requirement as far out as Q3 2016 as prices fell because at the time they felt it looked like good value that may not last; very few people could have predicted the duration and magnitude of the current fall. Many of these strategies have been difficult and costly to unwind.

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MidEast SeaWorld park would fail, claims animals rights group

Plans for a Middle East expansion of the aquatic theme park SeaWorld would fail, animal rights group the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has claimed.PETA has pounced on the US-based...

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Posted by: Doug Jan 27, 2015 2:33 PM [UAE]

As I said, your usual "It's not perfect somewhere else so therefore you can't criticise it if it's worse here" routine. I have never once stated that the UK system is flawless, or that people don't break the law in the UK. All I've said is the UK has more systems in place for animal welfare protection than the UAE. Does the UAE even have an equivalent to the RSPCA? There's quite a few cat and dog shelters but I'm not sure there are uniformed animal protection officers.

Again though, my point here is that contrary to the popular opinion (expressed by others, not you) that there's nothing wrong with a SeaWorld opening in the UAE, PETA's objection is perfectly reasonable as there is internationally less confidence in the UAE's ability to ensure venues that provide animals as entertainment treat their animals well. Again, this is a country where a major private company was allowed to capture a whale shark and put it in a tank without so much as a peep of dissent.

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Expat dies after car plunges from high rise car park in Abu Dhabi

A European female driver died after reversing her vehicle from the sixth floor of a multi-story parking garage on Khalifa Street in Abu Dhabi, according to local police.Major Saeed Al Dhaheri, Director...

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Posted by: Klaus B. Jan 27, 2015 12:47 PM [Germany]

It looks like the small black/yellow barrier worked like a ramp when the car was reversing and lifted it over the very short outside wall. Very very dangerous building!!

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Jeddah sees 70% surge in tourism

Jeddah has seen a 70 percent increase in tourists over the past year, according to the Saudi city’s chamber of commerce.Jeddah’s festivals have been cited as one of the main reason for the increase in...

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Posted by: Critic Jan 27, 2015 12:44 PM [UAE]

There are touristic places in Saudia ? I thought its has only pilgrimage places.

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Gulf's largest indoor entertainment hub set to open on Pearl-Qatar

Plans have been unveiled to open the Gulf region's biggest indoor entertainment centre at the Pearl-Qatar in March.The 5,000 square metre Megapolis is set to open in Medina Centrale on the man-made island...

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Posted by: Craig Hart Jan 27, 2015 12:45 PM [Qatar]

5,000 sqm is hardly the region's biggest indoor entertainment centre - there a myriad of Family Entertainment Centres in Doha, let alone the rest of the region that are much larger.

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Rise of the Islamic fashion industry

Only a year and a half old, Abaya Addict is already enjoying great success and is now seeking a bigger share of the $96bn fashion industry.Modest fashion is a design sub segment created to address the...

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Posted by: Hafeeza Noor Jan 27, 2015 12:46 PM [United States]

It feels great to see that many fashion designers are coming with with the new trends of Muslim clothes. Along with abaya addict, i love the designs offered by EastEssence.

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Dubai property dispute victims to get free legal advice

Dubai Land Department on Monday announced a new initiative to introduce a free legal service to support home owners involved in real estate-related court cases.The announcement follows a meeting between...

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Posted by: Asha Wadhwani Oct 27, 2014 3:18 PM [united arab]

Hi Shanthi, I had also got a call from them about a meeting and was asked to pay the Dhs.100/ the lady that I was dealing with told me that it be going to a vote and that if people were happy to pay the extra they will start to build again. if not they would get back to me and let me know after Eid what the next steps are going to be.

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Fingerprints needed for all UAE residency visas from next month

People applying for a residency visa in the UAE will be required to give their fingerprints under stricter efforts to prevent fraud and identity theft, officials said.In a report by Gulf News, Nasser Al...

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Posted by: Sean Jan 27, 2015 9:11 AM [Ireland]

That's why skilled European workers are avoiding UAE. Here in Europe, people value their civil liberties in high regard and are vehemently against fingerprinting because it is a step too far. I would urge the UAE authorities to consider repealing this draconian policy of fingerprinting.

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Abu Dhabi's Aabar gets nod to tighten grip on Arabtec

A subsidiary of Aabar Investments has received regulatory approval to buy a further 100 million shares in Arabtec, strengthening the Abu Dhabi state-run fund's hold on the Dubai-listed builder, according...

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Posted by: John Rickson Jan 26, 2015 8:45 PM [UK]

This is funny, they are heading to de-list the share from the market. Aabar is aiming to de-list the stock out of the market and its very obvious!

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