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Judge orders mental assessment for unruly British passenger

A Dubai judge has ordered a passenger, accused of assaulting an Emirates Airline flight attendant, to undergo mental evaluation before he delivers his final verdict.Dubai Court of First Instance heard...

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Posted by: Diablo Advocate Oct 23, 2014 5:33 PM [UK]

'illegal consumption of alcohol' refers to a person not having a licence (issued in Dubai) for the consumption of alcohol. This is a 'catch-all' as all persons consuming alcohol in Dubai MUST have a licence. Not to do so is a crime! However residents of Dubai with a an approved job role are the only people who can apply for a licence. No visitors or tourists to Dubai can have a licence as they not offered upon arrival in Dubai. Or in this case on board the Emirates flight as it is technically UAE territory and subject to the laws of the country.

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Samsung unveils 'world’s fastest Android smartphone'

Samsung Electronics yesterday unwrapped its Galaxy S5 Plus smartphone, which uses Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805 SoC, the mobile chip manufacturer's fastest-available offering.Although the Galaxy Note 4 also...

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Posted by: iKnow Oct 23, 2014 5:33 PM [uae]

Samsung Galaxy S series is a big farce and many people are still falling for it because they've never tried anything better before. When the stupidly heavy operating system takes up more than 8 GB of space you should know the poor phone will never be fast enough. Give me an iPhone or a Sony instead

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Boosting a customer's credit card limit without consent is "foolhardy", says Dubai banker

Mashreq Bank retail chief has said they do not increase a customer’s credit card balance with his or her prior knowledge.Earlier this summer, Arabian Business highlighted an instance where Emirates NBD...

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Posted by: zahed Oct 23, 2014 4:36 PM [india]

Mashreq bank say something but do something that is slogan in the market.

a)I applied for 1 card they gave 2 cards 1) as Master Saver 2) Platinum. after sometime i applied to cancelled the card, in fact they cancelled but they transfer 2nd credit card limit into 1st

B)They charge if you want to deposit directly in the bank
i.e 2% of the total deposit + 35 Dhs. which no banks do in this part of the world.

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StanChart set to close bank accounts of thousands of UAE small businesses

Standard Chartered has notified thousands of UAE small and medium enterprise customers it is closing their accounts as it responds to pressure from US regulators to cut its risks following an anti-money...

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Posted by: onthego Oct 23, 2014 4:34 PM [UAE]

totally agree with you...bad service from the get go

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UAE launches plan to be 'among the most innovative nations in the world' within 7yrs

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, on Sunday launched a new strategy to make the country one of the world's most innovative within seven years.Announcing...

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Posted by: Herve Oct 23, 2014 4:33 PM [UAE]

I read lot of frustration in the above comments and I guess this is coming from people who have lived for quite a long time in the UAE. Are they forced to stay here in Dubai? We know why we are coming to Dubai, we know why we are leaving Dubai. This does not give one good reason to justify what you are all pointing at but let's focus on what innovation will bring to the country. So the intention is great and this can already be celebrated. However we will only be able to judge on the long run and it will be interesting to see the consequences of such an announcement.
Dubai and the UAE need innovation if they want to sustain in this very particular place on the planet. To innovate means they will need to reconsider their business model. Social security system will probably come in the discussion at some point, and if they want to stay true to what they announced, they will act accordingly. Let's hope and work toward this objective.

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I have “a fundamental difference” with the oil minister, says Prince Alwaleed

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said he had “a fundamental difference” of opinion with Saudi Oil Minister Ali Al Naimi on the kingdom’s policy not to reduce oil production in the wake of declining...

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Posted by: SA1 Oct 23, 2014 4:33 PM [UAE]

Why so much hue and cry? In 2009 the lows were 35$ and for most part of the year it was below 100$.


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Former FIFA exec suggests 1am Qatar World Cup kick-offs

A former senior FIFA official has suggested starting some football matches at 1am during the Qatar World Cup in 2022 to avoid the country’s scorching heat.Harold Mayne-Nicholls said late night and early...

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Posted by: Paul Oct 23, 2014 2:58 PM [UAE]

FIFA is yet to decide when or where the WC 20022 will be held?
The guy obviously never lived in Doha, if he did he would know that in Doha humidity during the night in June is still very intolerable.

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Dubai prosecutor seeks harsher sentence for Nasr drink-driver

Dubai’s public prosecution has appealed against the one-month sentence given to the drunk driver who ran down and killed former Arab triathlon champion Roy Nasr, it has been reported.Fifty-year old Roy...

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Posted by: Matt Williams Oct 23, 2014 2:59 PM [UAE]



Abhishek - I dont know what you must be thinking but if you honestly think a month is enough for a drunk driver taking a life then you need to SERIOUSLY re think your values my friend...

Roys family have a life sentence because of this! Think about them!

He should receive 10 years let alone a month!

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Canada to investigate parliament shooter's links to Islamic militants

A gunman attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday, with shots fired near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was killed at a nearby war memorial, stunning the Canadian capital...

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Posted by: who2 Oct 23, 2014 1:38 PM [uae]

With you Canada all the way.
Terrible event but glad the Canada resolve shines through!

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Revealed: Bollywood Park Dubai in detail

A proposed Bollywood theme park in Dubai will include five movie themed zones and a total of 16 rides and attractions, it was announced on Wednesday.Dubai Parks and Resorts, a Meraas Holding company, announced...

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Posted by: Ramdar Oct 23, 2014 12:36 PM [UAE]

The ironic thing about this is that we are in an Arab state but the majority of living surroundings is " bollywood" style!!!! are we going to have the next step as we all should speak hindi in the United ARAB Emirates???
at least they should have been more creative than replacing the letter "H" by the letter "B" in order to become H/B ollywood celebrities and have the cultural impact !!!!!.... it is really funny.

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