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Etihad Airways launches 50% discount sale

Eithad Airways has cut fares by 50 percent to 45 destinations across the world for flights booked before September 4.The sale, which launched on Sunday night, includes 50 percent discounts on flights between...

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Posted by: abdulla Aug 30, 2016 9:49 AM [UAE]

Etihad sales are the most boring sales ever!
Wont make it long but have a look at Qatar Airways sales and compare it with Etihad!
Etihad never came up with interesting sale!

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Pure ambition: Saygin Yalcin, CEO of SellAnyCar.com

CEO of SellAnyCar.com Saygin Yalcin believes inspiration can strike anywhere, even at the back of a textbook on Quantum MechanicsTell us about the business.SellAnyCar.com is the largest car buyer in the...

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Posted by: Michael Aug 30, 2016 9:49 AM [UAE]

I tried to sell my 2016 model car worth AED 140,000 and after wating for many hours, was asked my expected price. When I did not reveal, since they had promised a fair estimate, they said the highest bid was AED 50K and was I ok with that?

I walked out of there and then received calls from them over the next two days asking me to reconsider. So their business model consists of how desperate you are, for them to make money.

Don't believe them, when they say they will give you a fair estimate.

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Bahrain campaign launched to penalise firms that withhold expat passports

A campaign has been launched in Bahrain to punish recruitment companies that withhold passports of expat workers.The move came after expat workers complained that their employers have blackmailed them...

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Posted by: Robert A Ainey Aug 30, 2016 8:18 AM [United States]

Keep up the good work and fight the fight, Robert

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Wasl launches new residential, hotel project in Bur Dubai

Real estate developer Wasl Asset Management Group has launched its new project 'Port Views', located in Bur Dubai near Port Rashid, Dubai.Port Views comprises 1,477 apartments of various sizes and areas...

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Posted by: Shanti Aug 29, 2016 3:52 PM [UAE]

Wasl group was expected to quote an economical and affordable housing prices. But their price seems to be higher or equal to some new private property rents quoted by their agents. This is not a healthy scene. Have you landlords or agents ever thought how a common man can pay so much rent to live in the city ? Why we should move to far off places and sit behind the wheels for 2 hours to commute to get an affordable house? Its absurd.

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Unemployment up in Dubai – but city maintains one of world’s lowest rates

Unemployment rates in Dubai increased by 0.1 percent as the emirate maintains one of the lowest unemployment rates in the world.Figures showed 0.4 percent of the population was jobless in 2015, up from...

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Posted by: Billy Aug 29, 2016 4:48 PM [UAE]

Of course unemployment is low here. If you are an expat and you lose your job you have to leave. You cannot stay here if you are unemployed.

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Qatar announces new airport tax for passengers

Qatar's government will levy a new airport tax on passengers from Tuesday, according to a circular to travel agents, as the country seeks new revenue streams amid falling oil prices.Every passenger leaving...

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Posted by: Normal Citizen Aug 29, 2016 12:45 PM [Europe]

It is said that this new tax will also apply to "transit" passengers. What is meant here by the Qatari government is "transfer" passengers - those connecting between flights (different flight numbers). "Transit" passengers arrive and depart on the same flight number.

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Luai Masri, founder of Whatshudoin

Jordanian entrepreneur Luai Masri claims to be the first to create the feelings layer of the Internet.The Whatshudoin – What are you doing? – app enables users to connect according to their current mood...

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Posted by: MT3 Aug 29, 2016 10:17 AM [UAE]

Luai claims on the site to have "reinvented communication" when really all he has is a verbal emoticon and not much else. He also claims that he is bringing feeling to the Internet which is such a prurient and clearly inaccurate statement it's risible. I am so tired of this meaningless marketing hyberbole and this is why most of these guys aren't attracting funding. If people stopped claiming to have discovered a whole new paradigm of being and simply said that they had a neat little twist on facebook or whatsapp then I'd be prepared to listen and possibly invest. There is no honesty in what they are doing - Luai doesn't honestly believe he has reinvented communication so why say it? This approach belies his confidence - he simply doesn't believe enough in this thing to sell it for what it is. And investors can smell that a mile off. Harsh but the best advice I can give to any entrepreneur.

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UAE's first ever app awards launched

The UAE’s first ever app awards are to be held on November 9, the organisers have confirmed.The 15 awards will recognise developers and companies behind apps created in the UAE across a range of sectors...

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Posted by: Lara Aug 29, 2016 9:24 AM [UAE]

What about education? There are great apps out there that help people learn something new using their phones.

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UAE employers 'failing in bid to recruit top talent'

UAE employers are failing to target valuable sources of talent despite complaining of a skills shortage, according to a specialist recruiter.A survey by Robert Walters found that almost three-quarters...

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Posted by: SA1 Aug 29, 2016 7:54 AM [UAE]

@Skeptic - So you comparing a city (dubai) with two continents?

When 80% of the population in Dubai is expats it does not make sense for any North American or European country to do headhunting here...they can very well go to their native countries.

Also kindly explain why North America/Europe countries does massive Immigration of people from other countries including even the so called third world countries? If they have so much talent within their own country then please stop the brain drain of other countries.

The fact is these developed countries do not have their own talent and are only developing due to the immigrant talent they suck from other places.

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UAE residents throw away $4 billion in food every year

UAE residents have been urged to cook smaller meals to cut down on $4 billion (AED14.69 billion) of wasted food dumped at landfill sites each year.More than three million tonnes of food is wasted every...

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Posted by: shabeer Aug 28, 2016 4:41 PM [india]

will be great if implement penalty for wasting food. restaurants also should fall under this. customer should order what he can eat only.

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