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Emirates adds second daily A380 to Gatwick amid strong demand

Emirates Airline said on Thursday it has launched a second daily A380 service to London Gatwick Airport.Due to passenger demand, Emirates has taken the decision to immediately upgrade its EK15/16 route...

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Posted by: John Apr 16, 2015 7:41 PM [UAE]

Is Gatwick a major hub to the US, because my A380 flight from Bangkok which was continuing on to Gatwick was the majority of passengers on my flight. Very few passengers got off in Dubai. This seems like a strong move and maybe should increase more in the future.

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Pakistan retaliates against UAE's criticism over Yemen

Pakistan has hit back at criticism from the UAE over its decision not to participate in the military offensive in Yemen.In an unusually strongly worded statement released on Sunday night, Pakistani Interior...

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Posted by: SA1 Apr 16, 2015 4:26 PM [UAE]

how come giving AID is considered as an agreement to receive benefits in return? Charity work is done without the hope of getting benefits.

Pakistan never agreed or have to agree to wage a war, when it is involved in its own internal militancy conflict.

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The benefits of a performance coach

Growing a business these days is more demanding than ever. Maintaining the personal power to impact others, create results and balance your own energy and sanity is a fine art.When we enter a key event...

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Posted by: Evelyn Mitchell Apr 16, 2015 12:50 PM [UK]

Very interesting Carolyn , as usual your professionalism , knowledge and enthusiasm shine through

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Delta chief eyes new price-lowering rules in Gulf Open Skies pacts

Potential changes to US Open Skies pacts with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates could involve new rules on price-lowering and capacity-dumping, Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson said on Wednesday.The...

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Posted by: procan Apr 16, 2015 8:59 AM [canada]

US public opinion will force Obama to action. If Canada can do it , well you see where its going.

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Dubai to introduce new court for tourists

Dubai Courts has announced that it will establish a new court to deal with cases involving tourists who have committed petty offences.New tourists’ court, as well as a new misdemeanour court for residents...

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Posted by: Kristoffer Nielsen Apr 16, 2015 8:58 AM [Denmark]

I think it is a wise decision. The "strict" rules of the UAE can come as a surprise to some tourist who are used to travelling to the common "charter-destinations". As a former tour guide in Dubai, I think this initiative (if it really work as planned) will increase the image of Dubai as a place where tourists are in danger of getting locked up for minor offences. I look forward to following this project!

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Emaar Properties re-elects Alabbar as chairman

Dubai developer Emaar Properties has re-elected Mohamed Alabbar as chairman, despite claims from unnamed investors that his business activities at other developers outside the UAE constitute a conflict...

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Posted by: Heinz Klier Apr 16, 2015 8:56 AM [Austria]

Congratulation Mr. Mohamed Alabbar! Despite considerable criticism due to your manifold obligations around the globe, you always maintained the general overview for the benefit of your stakeholders . Emaar shows the way forward.

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Managing team psychology to develop effectiveness

What is effectiveness? According to Oxford Dictionaries, ‘effectiveness’ is, simply, the degree to which something or someone is successful in producing a desired result. Having understood that, it can...

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Posted by: Ingie Chams Apr 16, 2015 2:32 PM [france]

the article is on point! Good job Ahmed :))
keep it up!

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Souq.com said to seek $300m to fund expansion plans

Dubai-based e-ecommerce site Souq.com is seeking $300 million to fund its expansion plans, it has been reported.Bloomberg reported that the fundraising for online retailer, which is backed by a number...

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Posted by: JohnA Apr 15, 2015 5:01 PM [Dubai]

Does this mean that they have Amazon like net profit margins as well? If its the case, this will be a great deal for early investors and a rubbish one for late entries.

I could see an outfit which offers a better services easily overtake souq.com, their service is horrible and their website is slow, clunky and ugly. The search function is horrible and gives out the worst suggestions. Their product range is dated and much of it is overstock dumped on the website by brand agents.

Im guessing most of the money they get goes towards physical expansion as they try to increase and take market share, while investing very little in the user experience and service.

Great for the founders and early investors. The founders will be known as entrepreneurs and innovators (for copying a business model) and will rub each others backs while speaking at Middle East business conferences and talk panels. Kudos to the founders for getting in early, theyll make a lot of money.

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Avengers theme park ride unveiled at Dubai Comic Con

Developers of the IMG Worlds of Adventure theme park gave comic fans a sneak peak of a brand new ride at Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) 2015.Developers of the 1.5 million-square-foot development...

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Posted by: David Apr 15, 2015 1:03 PM [UAE]

Let me summarize the situation for the "City of Arabia"

IMG World of Adventure (Marvel etc.) is moving ahead.
Avenue 353 villa project is moving ahead.

Wadi Walk and all other promised developments - on hold for the foreseeable future, most likely will be redesigned, and investors moved from original projects into a new one.
The huge mall they promised, I don't see it happening for a long time. I imagine they will outsource this to Al Futtaim (MAF) and will be much smaller scale.

If I had invested a lot of money into Wadi Walk, I would be pressurizing IMGG to move my investment into Avenue 353, it's the only residential project of theirs moving ahead. Right now, they are selling to new investors, when they should be compensating old investors.

As one person pointed out, Marvel = Disney. Investors can only hope that Disney decides to do something there. IMGG do have a very large area of land. I believe the indoor theme park will be very successful.

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Postdated cheques 'work wonders' for us, says Nakheel

Asking investors to pay upfront in postdated cheques has “worked wonders” for property developer Nakheel, according to its chief executive.It means the company is not “riddled with bad debts”, according...

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Posted by: eddie stone Apr 15, 2015 1:03 PM [UAE]

anyone who bought a Nakheel property some years ago has my sympathy...anyone who buys anything from them now and then is upset two years from now when nothing has been delivered has zero sympathy...everyone knows their reputation now... they arent going to change while people keep giving them money...

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