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New deal to stop rogue Dubai real estate operators

Transparency and professionalism will increase within Dubai's real estate sector after a new agreement between the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) and the Ministry of Labour (MoL), officials said...

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Posted by: Veronica Chapman May 29, 2016 2:57 PM [UAE]

Please can someone advice me the name of officer in charge of Rera. I know of a fraud Agent Managing a company and he still owes me money.....75,000 UAE dh

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Dubai real estate agents suspended, fined

Four real estate agents in Dubai have been hit with hefty fines and suspended from working for three months, it has emerged.The Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), the enforcement arm of Dubai Land Department...

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Posted by: PKM May 29, 2016 12:32 PM [UAE]

You can do it via their official mail and contact details. RERA officials are just a wonderful set of officers who really care.

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Qatar slashes healthcare spending, World Cup escapes cuts

Qatar has cut its planned spending on building healthcare facilities by about two-thirds this year following the drop in energy prices but expenditure on its World Cup-related projects should be unchanged...

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Posted by: Red Snappa May 29, 2016 12:30 PM [Ireland]

Since when did football and the World Cup rank above healthcare in the humanitarian priority list?

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Confusion over $16.5bn Makkah Metro project delays

A $16.5 billion metro railway project planned for Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah has been delayed so that its financing can be restructured, an official said on Wednesday, but he later retracted the...

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Posted by: Doug May 29, 2016 12:31 PM [UAE]

Last I checked, the UK was also on the UN Security Council, has nuclear weapons, has actually bothered to try to do something about Daesh, has the fifth largest economy in the world, gives rights to immigrants, allows women to drive, lets people worship however they like....

...I'm enjoying this comparison game. Shall we keep playing?

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Government announces new visa system for UAE residents

All UAE residents will be able to carry out all visa and residency transactions via a new system that has been introduced by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).State news...

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Posted by: Gary May 29, 2016 12:31 PM [UAE]

Wrong. At this moment (i.e. pre 30 June) you cannot get medical insurance without giving your valid EID copy to the insurer (or so I was told by several insurers I approached while I was between employments and with expired EID). Currently it's visa first, then EID, then insurance.
How the sequence will work after 30 June I don't know but my guess from living her since the 1980s is that there will be temporary chaos whilst a Catch-22 situation prevails (No EID as you've no insurance... and no insurance if you have no EID....) until someone high up decides the new correct sequence of applications.

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Burj Al Arab launches luxury Terrace beach resort

Dubai’s Burj Al Arab has unveiled its much-anticipated beach resort.The Terrace, a 10,000 sq m artificial island housing a luxury leisure facility, stretches 100m into the Arabian Gulf from behind the...

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Posted by: Fatandhappy May 29, 2016 12:31 PM [USA and France]

We go every single year to the Burj Al Arab as a couple, and also to the Atlantis, when we are with the kids.

This is a helpful addition to the Burj Al Arab I feel. Before this if you wanted a beach experience the hotel had to buggy you off the island it is built on (to the beach at Jumeirah Beach hotel).

We found this uncomfortable as you also have catch a buggy back from the beach to the hotel and make your way through its formal lobby, in beach gear/sunburnt etc. back to your hotel room. Not a pretty sight :)

Personally if I want the beach and sea, I want the genuine thing- I don't like salt water pools for one, but looking at the photos it does look like they have made the best of their situation.

Thumbs up I reckon.

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Micky Jagtiani tops list of Gulf-based rich Indians

Middle East retailing king Micky Jagtiani has been named the richest Indian in the Gulf by Forbes magazine.Seven Gulf-based Indians are included in the latest global ranking of rich Indians, with Jagtiani...

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Posted by: Calvin Pinto May 29, 2016 12:31 PM [India]

FYI, in a subcontinent where a majority of Expat Indians come from One state, its imperative that a majority of rich people are going to be from the state.

BTW, there are a lot of expats who are equally if not more hard working than the mention group of Indians. Lets not get carried away.

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Dubai, Abu Dhabi named MidEast's most sustainable cities for water

Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the region's most sustainable cities for water, according to Arcadis' Sustainable Cities Water Index.However, major cities in the UAE are still in need of greater investment and...

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Posted by: Anon May 29, 2016 12:32 PM [France]

Idiotic statement as ever.

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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: WHJ May 29, 2016 12:32 PM [UAE]

@Telco. Hahaha... So how much is vitriol going for these days? Well, it is quite cheap in these markets. In fact, it's cheaper than reasoning........
Man! You never cease to crack me up..

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Gulf banks see more loan defaults as oil slump plays out

More than two-thirds of Gulf banks reported an increase in unpaid loans in the first three months of the year and more defaults are likely as oil-dependent governments slash spending to adjust to lower...

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Posted by: Mad May 26, 2016 4:00 PM [UAE]

Banks are applying fines and penalties and charging people ruthlessly.. unsanctioned ... no one to stop them and protect the helpless employees and small businesses who are highly dependant on the leftovers of the large enterprises to survive.

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