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Rise of the Islamic fashion industry

Only a year and a half old, Abaya Addict is already enjoying great success and is now seeking a bigger share of the $96bn fashion industry.Modest fashion is a design sub segment created to address the...

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Posted by: Hafeeza Noor Jan 27, 2015 12:46 PM [United States]

It feels great to see that many fashion designers are coming with with the new trends of Muslim clothes. Along with abaya addict, i love the designs offered by EastEssence.

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Dubai property dispute victims to get free legal advice

Dubai Land Department on Monday announced a new initiative to introduce a free legal service to support home owners involved in real estate-related court cases.The announcement follows a meeting between...

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Posted by: Asha Wadhwani Oct 27, 2014 3:18 PM [united arab]

Hi Shanthi, I had also got a call from them about a meeting and was asked to pay the Dhs.100/ the lady that I was dealing with told me that it be going to a vote and that if people were happy to pay the extra they will start to build again. if not they would get back to me and let me know after Eid what the next steps are going to be.

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Fingerprints needed for all UAE residency visas from next month

People applying for a residency visa in the UAE will be required to give their fingerprints under stricter efforts to prevent fraud and identity theft, officials said.In a report by Gulf News, Nasser Al...

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Posted by: Sean Jan 27, 2015 9:11 AM [Ireland]

That's why skilled European workers are avoiding UAE. Here in Europe, people value their civil liberties in high regard and are vehemently against fingerprinting because it is a step too far. I would urge the UAE authorities to consider repealing this draconian policy of fingerprinting.

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Abu Dhabi's Aabar gets nod to tighten grip on Arabtec

A subsidiary of Aabar Investments has received regulatory approval to buy a further 100 million shares in Arabtec, strengthening the Abu Dhabi state-run fund's hold on the Dubai-listed builder, according...

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Posted by: John Rickson Jan 26, 2015 8:45 PM [UK]

This is funny, they are heading to de-list the share from the market. Aabar is aiming to de-list the stock out of the market and its very obvious!

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Egypt museum admits King Tut's beard broke off and was glued back

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo acknowledged at the weekend that one of its greatest treasures, the mask of King Tutankhamun, had been crudely glued back together after being damaged, but insisted the item...

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Posted by: King Tut Tut Jan 26, 2015 8:46 PM [UAE]

Not surprised - this museum is a shambles; it doesn't look as if the Egyptians have bothered to do anything with it since the French set it up for them decades ago. It's poorly lit, poorly organised and grubby and the staff are surly - probably annoyed that their attempts at extorting bribes from visitors for anything from returning their belongings and cameras that have to be left at the entrance to simply entering the public toilets, usually fail. It's only saving grace is that it isn't quite as much of a crushing disappointment as the pyramids at Giza which must be the world's biggest letdown - filth and garbage litter the entire site and hawkers and pickpockets infest the place. Such amazing history, so badly mis-managed.

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Dubai airspace forced to shut down by unauthorised drones

Air traffic in Dubai came to a standstill for nearly an hour on Friday as a result of unauthorised used of recreational unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), better known as drones, it has been revealed.Airspace...

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Posted by: Robert Jan 26, 2015 8:46 PM [Dubai]

Some of these drones have mapping software that either prevents them from starting or entering prohibited airspace. Unfortunatly this does depend on the mapping software they are using. If this was compulsory for all drones sold in the UAE it would help to solve the problem. You would have thought common sense would prevail and this would not be required but it seems common sense is not common for these senseless people.

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McGettigan's aiming for up to 70 global venues by 2020

The owners behind McGettigans, the Irish pub brand which opened its first outlet in Dubai four years ago, is aiming to expand globally and be operating up to 70 venues within the next five years, its founder...

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Posted by: McGettigan's Jan 26, 2015 12:54 PM [UAE]

Dear Mickey Alex,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on this article.

McGettigan's is, and always has been 'The Modern Irish Experience' hence why we do not try to replicate traditional or typical Irish pubs. We pride ourselves on reflecting the very best of modern, present day Ireland and this is something that we continually strive to achieve through the style of our décor, music and food. The McGettigan family has a long, respected history in the Irish hospitality industry and this experience heavily influences the way we run our bars and our vision for the future of the company. We can assure you that our product is authentically Irish - something which we could not be more proud of as the only Irish and family owned bar and restaurant in the UAE.

That said, we sincerely appreciate your feedback and will certainly discuss your comments about the lighting and music with our management team. We hope to welcome you back to one of our locations again in the near future.

Many thanks.

Comment left on behalf of Dennis McGettigan and the McGettigan's Group.

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UK pranksters release new spoof video on binge drinking in Dubai

The latest video released by British filmmakers as part of the hidden camera series ‘Trollstation’ features an actor pretending to be drunk in Dubai.The clip, which lasts four minutes and 24 second, features...

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Posted by: WHJ Jan 26, 2015 9:02 AM [UAE]

We have enough sense of humour to laugh off your comment.

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Yemen's Al Qaeda renews calls for lone-wolf attacks in West

Nasser bin Ali Al Ansi, an official with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), based in Yemen, has urged Muslims to carry out lone-wolf strikes in Western countries two weeks after his group said it...

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Posted by: Billy Jan 25, 2015 2:44 PM [UAE]

All good Muslims around the world should condemn these people. They are harming the world image of all Muslims. Time for this message to be shouted loud and clear in all mosques around the world. Isolate these idiots from the true Muslims and let them be condemned by their own people.

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Bayern Munich hit back at FIFA's Zwanziger over Saudi trip

Bayern Munich have accused senior FIFA member Theo Zwanziger of double standards after the former German soccer chief criticised the Bundesliga champions over last week's visit to Saudi Arabia.The team...

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Posted by: Non-Muslim Jan 25, 2015 2:43 PM [Non-Gulf]

It's just yet another version of the hyprocacy that is called FIFA: either something is politically correct ("You don't do this and this and this and that!"), or it is sheer materialism ("Money makes the world go round").
There were times when sport (of any kind) was known to be a means of connecting the peoples of the world - irrespective of controversial politics, political correctness, or just money. Reading Mr. Zwanziger's statement, these times seem to be long gone.
FIFA needs a THOROUGH "refurbishment" with the guy at the very top and the executive committee the first priority.

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