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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: CHAB Mar 4, 2015 3:58 PM [UAE]

So VISA is now copying PayPal.
No Originality, and nothing new.

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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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Money talks

As many of the Gulf residents flock to Swiss ski resorts these days, I imagine a typical snow covered Heidi’s cottage. A family relaxes in front of a fireplace, and the doorbell rings.Since this cottage...

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Posted by: Fintan Corrigan Feb 26, 2015 4:27 PM [Malta]

I don't know if drones will ever deliver Christmas cards but there is plenty of great uses for drones which this article shows. Drones saves lives, time and money for sure.

Using drones for landmine detection, package delivery, urban planning, search and rescue, reforestation and wildlife monitoring benefit everyone.

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UAE's Etisalat Q4 profit jumps 45%

Abu Dhabi-listed Etisalat posted a 47 percent jump in fourth-quarter profit on Thursday as its purchase of a majority stake in Maroc Telecom and lower taxes and impairment charges boosted its bottom line...

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Posted by: NVT Feb 26, 2015 3:47 PM [United Arab Emirates]

Etisalat's profits jumped because in September 2014, they automatically "upgraded" users to a higher internet speed and charged them more. If you happened to see the email notifying you, you had three months to downgrade for free and afterwards, it would cost you another 100 Dhs. If, like us, the email was sent to a defunct inbox that returns a Mail Delivery Failure Notification, and Etisalat neglected to confirm that you got the message, you continued paying for the internet rate you signed up for, and Etisalat cuts off your internet 6 months later and you have to pay the excess that Etisalat signed you up for without your permission, and a 200 Dhs re-connection fee. Unsurprising that their profits are up.

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Emirates chief hints at legal action over US subsidy spat

The head of Dubai's Emirates has hit back at US airlines in an increasingly bitter subsidy spat and urged Washington to block their calls to renegotiate Open Skies agreements.In an interview with Reuters...

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Posted by: Eyes Wide Open Feb 26, 2015 3:55 PM [Dubai]

If the US government would hand out 40 billion to the Airlines. The service levels would actually drop further (cost savings) while the the shareholders would receive record dividends.
Customer does not matter anymore. THAT is the root problem.

How many billions did GM receive?
How much better are their cars and their Service since then?


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Baby among 'items' lost in Dubai taxis during 2014

A baby was among the list of lost ‘items’ left behind by passengers using taxis in Dubai last year, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has revealed.A taxi passenger returning from The Dubai Mall to...

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Posted by: SELWIN ILANGOVAN Feb 26, 2015 12:35 PM [DUBAI, U.A.E.]

How can the Parents forget their Baby in the Taxi??!!This is some thing un-believable.. Still we have to believe.. The world has become too busy in their Own Personal affairs.. that they forget to take their own Baby from the Taxi.. May God Bless the Baby and give good health and good care..

Regards..God Bless.. and Blessings to all who has saved the Baby..

SELWIN ILANGOVAN

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