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Get smart: Dr Manahel Thabet

The Arab world is witnessing an intellectual genocide. That is the view of one of, if not the most intelligent person among its population, Dr Manahel Thabet.“There is a serious haemorrhage of our mental...

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Posted by: NadaFQ Jul 28, 2015 3:35 PM [UAE]

Wise perspective as always; it's the right time to invest in knowledge and advanced technology.

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Emiratis will not get compensation to offset end of fuel subsidies

Emiratis will not be given any financial support to offset expected increases in the cost of living following the planned deregulation of fuel prices, the government has said.The Ministry of Energy has...

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Posted by: Billy Jul 28, 2015 2:35 PM [UAE]

Abdallah, I take my hat of to you Sir. Well said. You are clearly a responsible patriotic citizen of the UAE and I admire you for that. I hope every other Emirati follows your lead.

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UAE fuel price deregulation will cost $387 per head, says Moody’s

Scrapping fuel subsidies will cost UAE residents an average of $387 per head this year, rating agency Moody’s claims.The UAE announced last week that gasoline and diesel will be deregulated from August...

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Posted by: ahmad madar Jul 28, 2015 2:35 PM [UAE]

if this move by the UAE government will decrease the Diesel price then situation will be OK for the people and expatriate and if not then the whole expense of life will be increased and will add up extra burden on all aspects of life .

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Expat arrested for ‘verbally abusing UAE’ after delayed flight

Police have arrested a British man for insulting the UAE, security officers and staff at Abu Dhabi airport, in an aggressive tirade after his flight was delayed.Abu Dhabi Police said the man became angry...

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Posted by: Doug Jul 28, 2015 2:34 PM [UAE]

That is actually a REALLY good idea. Most people would think jail is overkill for behaviour that's stupid but doesn't actually end up physically hurting anyone, but I bet a lot of people would support some kind of community service sentence.

Very clear thinking Biji, a breath of fresh air when most people here seem to believe jail is the answer to everything unless you're a drunk driver or famous.

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Kuwaiti pilot investigated for inviting entertainment star into cockpit

The Kuwaiti government is reportedly investigating allegations a Kuwait Airways pilot invited an ex-porn star into the cockpit, gave her Champagne and smoked cigarettes.Chloe Mafia, who has made millions...

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Posted by: john Jul 28, 2015 12:24 PM [UAE]

OUTRAGEOUS...all the 300 passenger's safety was in jeopardy in addition to the IAA laws they broke whilst they enjoyed the company of these women. Not only should this pilot be fired, but the airline should be fined for violating laws set by the international organisation.

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UAE launches party island to rival Ibiza

A manmade island in Ras Al Khaimah, which is being billed as a “mini Ibiza”, has plans to attract as many as 20,000 partygoers with two ‘mega clubs’, four beach clubs, five hotels and 100 restaurants.Dream...

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Posted by: boss Jul 28, 2015 12:19 PM [uae]

This is in RAK. 140km from the current high class party areas of Dubai, such as Dubai Marina

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SeaWorld Dubai faces mounting opposition

Public opposition against a SeaWorld-branded aquatic theme park in Dubai has escalated in recent months, with a petition swelling to more than 32,000 signatures at the time of publication.US company SeaWorld...

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Posted by: Lucy P Jul 28, 2015 12:19 PM [United States]

There is nothing “amusing” about watching depressed marine mammals circling in barren concrete tanks and forced to perform demeaning tricks. Keep SeaWorld out of Dubai!

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Dubai's Nakheel says H1 net profit up by 53% to $770m

Dubai developer Nakheel on Monday announced a net profit of AED2.83 billion ($770 million) for the first six months of 2015, an increase of nearly AED1 billion - or 53 percent - on the same period last...

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Posted by: Tom Kluge Jul 27, 2015 7:23 PM [UAE]

Any chance there are a few dirhams available for street signs in JVT or an access road that has been closed for 8 months.

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Nshama: Right time at the right price

It all comes down to the money doesn’t it? This week, Dubai’s impressive new private developer Nshama launched its first mega-project. Led by former Emaar International CEO Fred Durie, the company’s Town...

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Posted by: Mubashir bin Mazrouei Jul 27, 2015 7:23 PM [uae]

No matter how efficient the design is, 1500 square feet will remain 1500 square feet, which is too less for anything more than a mediocre two bedroom.

More over the open spaces are meagre in this project.

I prefer renting until in Dubai. It is better any day.

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UAE energy ministry says to liberalise gasoline, diesel prices

The United Arab Emirates said it would let domestic fuel prices move more freely in a politically sensitive reform that could save the government billions of dollars and begin reducing the wealthy country...

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Posted by: Buddy Jul 27, 2015 12:51 PM [UAE]

SA1: I think you misunderstood my message. What I am saying is that people in this country take fossil fuels for granted because its cheap, very cheap. And anything that is cheap, becomes a waste item... the proof is all around us. You see it in type of cars on the roads here, but also how aggressive people are driving. By living responsible, increase efficiency, we keep our own cost very much at bay, even with increased fuel prices.

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