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Dubai rents set for 'significant' drop from 2016, says Asteco

Increased supply of apartments and villas in Dubai during 2015 could result in a softening of sales prices and rents, according to a new report by Asteco.Its Dubai Property Review 2014 Highlights &...

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Posted by: Sam Feb 28, 2015 6:57 PM [Uae]

I thought this fall in rent/buy prices will be after expo. Do you think it is already the right time to buy in Dubai or wait after expo?

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FIFA chief warns Qatar against importing players for 2022 World Cup

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has warned Qatar against putting together a team of imported players for the 2022 World Cup.Writing in the current issue of FIFA Weekly, Blatter described Qatar’s team in the...

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Posted by: Abdul Rehman Feb 28, 2015 2:33 AM [Qatar]

Naturalizing / Importing Talent to achieve temporary goals for name & fame is contradicting national team spirit..... why don't Qatar start naturalizing the immigrant population locally within the state to solve this issue !!

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Google and in5 present online tools to SMEs

Google MENA and in5 have teamed up to help local businesses increase their online presence by utilising online tools such as Google AdWords.in5, the innovation centre launched by Dubai Internet City (DIC...

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Posted by: millo lailang Feb 28, 2015 2:32 AM [india]

wow. only 18% of the businesses online? That's lot of room to grow for online entrepreneurs :D
I wonder what tools Google is going to provide. They have already done great with tools like google analytics, google ads and google keyword planner.

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Lightning strikes Emirates flight above Glasgow Airport

An Emirates flight from Dubai to Scotland was forced to circle above Glasgow International Airport after it was struck by lightning.The Boeing 777 was hit by lightning as it encountered a storm over Glasgow...

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Posted by: Angele Lindsay Feb 27, 2015 8:38 PM [Scotland]

My husband and I were also on the flight near the right wing. It was very frightening for passengers and crew but the pilot is to be commended for keeping his cool under such a scary situation.

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Exclusive: Inside the mind of Omar Alghanim

Once Omar Kutayba Alghanim gets going, he’s hard to stop. Over a two-hour interview at his chalet with incredible views of the Arabian Gulf, the chief executive of one of the Middle East’s largest and...

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Posted by: Abbas Fakhruddin Feb 27, 2015 8:38 PM [India]

Really interesting and revealing interview for an powerful Kuwaiti heading a influential family business....very progressive in business thinking...but does the same thought and culture infiltrate lower down in the management order...anyone's guess...

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Revealed: New Dubai mega project to promote outdoor lifestyle

Nshama, a private developer led by a former Emaar senior executive, on Thursday unveiled plans to build the largest town square development in Dubai.Town Square, centrally located in New Dubai near Al...

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Posted by: Mohammad Ali Feb 27, 2015 6:11 PM [UAE]

The two most important rules for Purchasing the Real Estate, anywhere in the World.

Rule #1 :- One bird in hand is better than the Two Birds in the Bush (Unless, sure about catching both the words)

Rule #2:- Never Forget Rule No. # 1 , even if you forget in which City you are ....

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Omani girls deported from UK after missing flight

Four girls from Oman were deported from the UK after they missed their flight from Holland, where they are studyingThe quartet, who had planned a short break in London, missed their flight from Eindhoven...

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Posted by: Doug Feb 27, 2015 6:10 PM [UAE]

What did I say?

"I agree that handcuffing them and refusing embassy contact seems a bit extreme".

If I were the Ambassador though, I would probably wait until the results of an investigation are through. As I've stated previously here, we're all going on one account of what happened (when there are two sides of the story) and treating that account as the complete and utter honest truth. It may well indeed be the case, in which case, yes, as I said, this was extreme treatment.

But let's maybe wait until we've actually heard the full story eh, instead of just instantly declaring that 'obviously' the British immigration officials are islamophobic or hate foreigners or are grumpy about letting EU nationals in or whatever wild speculation fulfils the poster's personal agenda. Isn't it interesting that so many people here (many of whom I suspect have never even reached UK immigration) seem to have such a keen insight into how UK immigration officials think?

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Visa says new online payments system to launch in UAE

Visa, the global electronic payments firm, has announced that the UAE will be one of the 16 countries where consumers will soon be able to use the new Visa Checkout service in the second phase of its global...

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Posted by: twistedtory Feb 27, 2015 12:13 PM [Dubai, UAE]

The convenience and ease make this an appealing product, however, we need to understand more about the security of our data and accounts, especially given the increasingly sophisticated hacking that's taking place. Will VISA/their insurance bear responsibility for fraudulent activity? More details, please!

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Dubai's Damac reveals plan to create tropical rainforest

Dubai developer Damac Properties says it will build the first tropical rainforest in the Middle East within its planned master development Akoya Oxygen.The Dubai Rainforest would replicate a “dense jungle...

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Posted by: Paul King Feb 27, 2015 2:28 AM [UK]

When sales slow on this latest delusional project expect a Lamborghini to be offered with your "rain forest!"

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UAE adds 14 days holiday to annual school calendar

The UAE cabinet has approved the school calendar for the next three years, with the total number of school days calculated at 175 days a year, 14 less than the current school year.In a statement published...

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Posted by: bobby Feb 26, 2015 6:01 PM [UAE]

of course the private sector will fall into line. However I think we can be confident there will be no reduction in school fee's.

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