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Why Qatar developers struggle despite construction boom

Qatar's real estate developers are struggling even as the country embarks on huge infrastructure building plans - a warning to investors that despite the billions which the Gulf state is throwing around...

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Posted by: Mike Aug 30, 2014 1:43 AM [UAE]

Lets be fair, Dubai and Doha cannot be compared. Not only Dubai is ahead of Doha by more that 20+ years, but the UAE have the MENTALITY that Qatar unfortunately will never have, why????try to live in both countries and you will figure it out by yourself, try to work in both countries and you will figure out by yourself...more and more. The issue is not the money, or the weather, or the infrastructure, or the which is a nicer place to live, it the overall MENTALITY of the people and the MOOD of the country. I wish both countries all the best, but Dubai is the best.

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New UAE law to jail and fine those selling fake goods

The UAE is drafting a new law to combat the sale of fake goods, with those caught selling replica consumer goods to face up to two years in prison and of up to AED250,000 ($68,064).The anti-fraud bill...

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Posted by: UPITag Aug 29, 2014 6:37 PM [USA]

Thats great. Will work only if the brand owners introduce measures to identify counterfeits. The current measures of hologram labels etc are obsolete and will waste the time of courts and law enforcement in differentiating between authentic and counterfeits.

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UAE teens among the highest for obesity rates

UAE teenagers are facing serious health threats with an increase in the number of eating disorders reported.Potentially irreversible medical complications of eating disorders include stunted growth, delay...

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Posted by: Proud UAEer Aug 29, 2014 4:20 PM [UAE]

Everyone in UAE knows that biggest is best.

UAE may not light up the international league tables in standard of living, education standards, press freedom or much else. But when it comes to eating and being sedentary, we have found our calling.

As a larger person, I think we should be rightly proud of the UAE's eaters for their heavyweight contribution. Keep eating and ensure the UAE stays top of the pile.

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UK politician sacked over burka binbag jibe

A British local government politician has been kicked out of his party after posting a photograph on Facebook comparing the Islamic hijab dress to trash bags, the UK’s Daily Mail reported.Councillor Chris...

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Posted by: Telcoguy Aug 29, 2014 4:19 PM [UAE]

@ kingkaiser, how is that the "Western feminist view"? It seems you are making up things as you write mixing concepts like "westerns" and "feminist" (hint not all westerners are "feminists", not all "feminists" are "westerners", there is not a single monolithic definition of "feminism"...)

And regarding your definition of "westerner", in fact it was Turkey who did not allow women covering their head to go to University, and it is China who currently discourages traditional dressing and beards in its Western Provinces

Not bad, 2 of 2

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Qatar 'ready to rebuild Gaza'

The Qatari government has said it would help rebuild war-ravaged Gaza after a long-term ceasefire between Hamas and Israel was reached, but has not disclosed how much it is willing to spend.In a statement...

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Posted by: Ralph Edelman Aug 29, 2014 10:53 AM [UK]

Once again my greatest respect for Qatar, and shame on other Arab countries.

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Former Arabtec CEO says wants over AED5 per share

A former chief executive of major Dubai construction firm Arabtec said he was in talks on selling some of his stake to Abu Dhabi's Aabar Investments and wanted over 5 dirhams per share, a level that is...

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Posted by: B.Sainani Aug 28, 2014 8:36 PM [United ARAB EMIRATES]

Investors are tired and losing confidence in the market, only speculators are making money at the cost of shareholders. How could any one put a price on the price of any stocks. The dashboard for the performance and the balance sheet of the company should be made open to investors & fund managers for them to make assessment.

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Saudi Arabia said to shelve plan for shorter working week

Saudi Arabia is reportedly shelving plans to bring in a 40-hour working week for the private sector that includes giving employees two days off per week.The plan by Saudi Arabia’s labour ministry has hit...

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Posted by: Tariq AD Aug 28, 2014 6:23 PM [Oman]

It is working fine in the other gulf countries. In Oman, it is working very well and people, including business owners, adapted. Prices did not significantly increase.

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Smoke-free Dubai - the big debate

F or smokers in the city, lighting up at free will just about anywhere isn’t as easy as it once was. Despite the fact that Dubai is still one of the cheapest major cities in the world to buy cigarettes...

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Posted by: Mick Aug 28, 2014 5:24 PM [UAE]

Interesting. I have a very good Kazakh friend that owns a number of business properties in central Almaty and says that smoking is rampant in public. I guess there is the media and there is real life.

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Dubai's GEMS says UAE-based A Level pupils outperform UK peers

Dubai-based education provider GEMS said A Level pupils at its international schools in the UAE outperformed those in England.Nearly a third of its students in the UAE (32 percent) achieved A*-A grades...

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Posted by: parent2 Aug 28, 2014 12:03 PM [uae]

Results out

At combined A* and A grade level, the UK independent schools’ figure was 50.5 per cent.

Even with my non A* Maths, this is a lot higher than 32%!

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Dubai's Damac fast-tracks home sales at Akoya Oxygen

Dubai-based Damac Properties has brought forward the release of units at its Akoya Oxygen master development after a sell-out rush in the first stage.The developer said on Wednesday the villas would be...

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Posted by: alexa Aug 28, 2014 10:57 AM [United Arab Emirates]

Good initiative of coming up with a lush green community in Dubai. This would be a great attraction for investors from other countries. I have shared some more pictures of this project on my blog - http://www.dubaipropertyinvest.com

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