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Dubai's GEMS says UAE-based A Level pupils outperform UK peers

Dubai-based education provider GEMS said A Level pupils at its international schools in the UAE outperformed those in England.Nearly a third of its students in the UAE (32 percent) achieved A*-A grades...

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Posted by: parent2 Aug 28, 2014 12:03 PM [uae]

Results out

At combined A* and A grade level, the UK independent schools’ figure was 50.5 per cent.

Even with my non A* Maths, this is a lot higher than 32%!

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Dubai's Damac fast-tracks home sales at Akoya Oxygen

Dubai-based Damac Properties has brought forward the release of units at its Akoya Oxygen master development after a sell-out rush in the first stage.The developer said on Wednesday the villas would be...

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Posted by: alexa Aug 28, 2014 10:57 AM [United Arab Emirates]

Good initiative of coming up with a lush green community in Dubai. This would be a great attraction for investors from other countries. I have shared some more pictures of this project on my blog - http://www.dubaipropertyinvest.com

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UAE cuts cost of property visa by 45%

Foreign property owners are set for lengthy stays in the UAE, after their property visa costs were cut by nearly half, Emirates 24/7 reported.The paper said that a six month visa – which until August 1...

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Posted by: KUTUBUDDIN Aug 28, 2014 10:58 AM [DUBAI]

AHMED YOU ARE RIGHT INVESTOR NEEDS MORE PEACE OF MIND AND THEIR SECURITY. DEFINITELY 1000% INVESTOR JUMP IN DUBAI MARKET AND AS YOU SAY 10 YEARS VISA.

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Facebook to double staff in Dubai

Facebook is doubling its resources in Dubai, including new senior management, as it aims to boost the social media network’s popularity among one of the fastest growing populations in the world – Arab...

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Posted by: Granny Scroggins Aug 28, 2014 10:58 AM [uae]

Stupid question maybe, but doubling to what? are we talking about Facebook adding ten new people, or 100, in the region? Seems like an obvious omission from the article.

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Palm Jumeirah to get first budget hotel

Nakheel’s glamorous Palm Jumeirah development is moving into the budget hotel sector. The National reported that Dubai-based Byblos Hospitality will build a new 144-room low cost hotel on the islands,...

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Posted by: Lars Hansen Aug 28, 2014 9:16 AM [Portugal]

I think there has been some mistake.....at a cost of 350,000 per key- this development is not a budget hotel. I am also of the opinion that budget hotels should not be part of the mix of Palm Jumeirah.....especially alongside the best hotel of the development!

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Mall of the Emirates phase 2 revamp underway, says MAF

Majid Al Futtaim, the Dubai-based shopping mall, retail and leisure firm on Tuesday announced that the second phase of the redevelopment of Mall of the Emirates is underway.Phase two will see the mall...

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Posted by: Abu Nasser Aug 28, 2014 9:07 AM [United Arab Emirates]

I wish that MAF would put back the benches that were in the mall a few years ago. Now there is no place for people just to sit down, except in cafes.

They should check out Dubai Mall. They have the idea.

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Dubai Expo 2020 venue masterplan 'progressing well'

The master planning for Dubai Expo 2020’s host venue - Dubai Trade Centre-Jebel Ali - a 438-hectare site that includes the dedicated Dubai Expo 2020 area and a residential, hospitality and logistics zone...

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Posted by: Chalky6866 Aug 28, 2014 9:10 AM [UAE]

Good stuff looks v impressive :)

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Dubai Sports City set to launch major retail expansion

The $4 billion Dubai Sports City (DSC) development in Dubai is set for a major retail expansion, its chief financial officer has told Construction Week.Vijay Sajjanhar said the current focus is firmly...

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Posted by: Manoj Aug 28, 2014 9:08 AM [UAE]

Saeed, clearly seems that you haven't visited this area recently. Tenant Occupancy has not only gone up several notches, the rents have been on a steady upswing. Certain projects within this development failed however projects like the Elite Sports Residences have delivered fantastic apartments. Its not with a reason that rents for studios have gone up from 28,000 from a year ago to 50,000 today. The announcement of retail projects would be a major boost for the area as that is the only thing that is lacking there at the moment. Most of the buildings that have been handed over in the last 12 months are fully rented out & 5 other building have been handed over in the last 3 weeks.

Make a visit to the area & you will be pleasantly surprised (as long as the unit you purchased is being constructed).

Cheers,

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Over half of suppliers asked for bribes by hotel managers - survey

Almost 55 percent of hotel suppliers have been asked to offer a monetary bribe by a hotel procurement manager, while 72.6 percent of suppliers know of other supply firms that are using bribes, according...

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Posted by: Mrs K Aug 28, 2014 9:08 AM [SINGAPORE]

Unfortunately the unscrupulous actions are covered by senior management i.e GMs , HMs , owners , regional offices etc . It is such a rampant practice that it is impossible that no action is taken with those who do not adhere to stringent code of ethics and apply best business practice with integrity . The key words ' integrity ' and ' transparency ' do not exist in their vocabularies . One comment that employees who resort to such bribery acts are not paid per their qualifications does not justify cheating . First of all , if anyone feels that they are underpaid , either leave and move on or if possible opt for a discussion with HR and highlight concerns with salary where applicable . Wages and related matters should be stated in employment contract . Why accept in the first place ? Second , qualifications are not the only criteria required to measure an employee's worth .

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Dubai needs 30,000 new homes by 2018 to maintain rent stability

Dubai needs to build an additional 30,000 residential units through to 2018 to maintain rent stability in the emirate, a new report claimed on MondayPhidar Advisory said in a research note that residential...

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Posted by: Telcoguy Aug 28, 2014 9:04 AM [UAE]

@Maro I do not think your analysis is correct. Properties are empty because owners are not willing to rent them at a lower price. If this is due to a sound financial analysis or not, I can not answer. It would depend a lot on the concentration of ownership, the cash position of the landlord, and also on the average time (and variance) apartments are empty

I too see the same empty windows (we had readers questioning the use of this proxy btw), I actually see more dark windows not than 6-8 months ago, but rental prices are probably still on the rise. Blaming the RE agents (and I find them as unprofessional as everybody else) for the owners decisions is pushing it too far methinks

Anyhow I would appreciate an explanation of what is going on and some numbers to back it up

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