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Dubai reports 160 rain-related accidents

Dubai Police said there were 160 road traffic accidents in the emirate due to the inclement weather conditions this morning. Overnight rain, which continued on in to the morning, led to treacherous driving...

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Posted by: Jax Mar 23, 2017 8:29 AM [UAE]

With all due respect, the 160 accidents were not caused by the rain - they were caused by bad drivers who have no idea how to drive in wet conditions - many think that keeping the pedal to the metal and putting the hazard lights on constitutes careful driving - tailgating, taking exits at the last minute from the outside lane, queue barging, or weaving across all the lanes to get ahead of the crowd (using no indicators) are all considered acceptable driving habits, no matter what the weather is doing.

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Emirates and Jennifer Aniston respond to ban

Emirates has come up with a somewhat light-hearted response to the US-ban on use of larger electronic devices on board US-bound flights.The Dubai-based carrier posted a short video on its social media...

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Posted by: Shanti Mar 23, 2017 8:31 AM [UAE]

Emirates has ICE, so there is no boring time. But for a long flight, where business travelers and students regularly hop, they would like to finish some projects / prepare submissions / reports during the free/idle time of 10+ hours. Wish the ban is removed. Emirates and Etihad also has lots of connections happening in Dubai and Abudhabi from other countries where the ban is not there. It would be difficult for them as well. Also for users of Non-Emirates flight where ICE not there, will be terribly bored to spend the long flight.

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Etihad and Emirates passengers flying to US hit hard by ban

Passengers travelling on Etihad and Emirates will not be allowed to carry electronic devices larger than a cell phone or smart phone in the cabin.The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will require...

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Posted by: Duboy Mar 22, 2017 10:20 AM [United Arab Emirates]

This is a classic case where common sense is missing. The security risk is a veil to target the great ME carriers and hurt them economically. Any security expert would vouch that security evaluations must be absolute and not selective. In this case, if some one wishes to create harm, what stops them from taking multiple connecting flights where laptops are allowed on board and still arrive in the US or UK? Beats me!!

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Rare $4m supercar for sale on UAE website

A rare supercar capable of reaching 100km/hr in less than three seconds is being sold on UAE-based classifieds website dubizzle.The McLaren P1 Carbon Series is currently being sold on the website for AED15...

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Posted by: Fentoni Mar 21, 2017 10:50 AM [UAE]

In light of recent number plate based transactions I'd wait for the cheque to clear before handing over the car keys!
I won't be buying it simply because my child seat won't fit in the back.

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Turkish tourism expects to overcome terror attacks in 2018

After a series of blows due to the terror attacks and the failed military coup last year, Turkey’s tourism sector is expected to recover in 2018, according to World Tourism Forum president Bulut Bag.Turkey...

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Posted by: Fentoni Mar 21, 2017 10:51 AM [UAE]

Turkish politics, i.e Erdogan seem to be getting more extreme if anything which can only lead to further tensions. This is sad because Turkey and it people are wonderful & friendly

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Saudi Prince says Trump is a true friend to Muslims

Saudi Arabia has said the banning of citizens from six countries from entering the US is aimed at preventing terrorists entering the country, according to a senior advisor to the Saudi Deputy Crown Prince...

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Posted by: ttr Mar 21, 2017 10:51 AM [me]

welcome to the real world..

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UAE's first health insurance comparison platform launched

compareit4me.com, the Middle East-based comparison site, has launched the first automated, real-time, online health insurance comparison platform in the UAE.At a time when health insurance will soon become...

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Posted by: Stefan Mar 21, 2017 8:55 AM [Germany]

the stress is on the high cost versus the benefits. This is going to put huge stress on peoples pockets and will oblige many businesses to close. Insurance companies are not wise with their prices. Never saw in any part of the world insurance fees for one year up to 30 000 AED ????
Government should come hard on these people and compare with costs in other countries like Europe.

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Du mobile phone service down in parts of UAE

Customers of UAE telco Du are currently experiencing an interruption in mobile phone connections.The service has been down since at least 10am this morning, according to a tweet issue by the company earlier...

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Posted by: Fentoni Mar 20, 2017 10:38 AM [UAE]

I sent a carrier pigeon to their call centre to complain, I figured it was the only way to get through and i stand about the same chance of a positive resolution.

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GCC urged to launch flexible visas for restless millennials

GCC governments may have to introduce a flexible visa system to cater to the rising number of millennials carving out professional paths that are not tied to one company or location, an immigration expert...

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Posted by: john Mar 20, 2017 8:13 AM [UAE]

Why doesn't the GCC countries move towards a work permit system? Especially for SME's this would take the huge costs off them in paying for employee visas and yes work permits would fall on the employee not the employer and further the State would benefit. Restless millennials would find this more appealing.

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How one Dubai bank, born in the eye of the storm, made it work

Not many will dare to do what Hussain Al Qemzi did in 2008.As the world’s major corporates struggled to survive, the UAE national launched a new bank in Dubai - and within 12 months reported a $138m profit...

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Posted by: Noor Mar 20, 2017 8:13 AM [USA]

Did the author of this article bother checking even the most basic facts? Noor Bank's management team began working towards launching Noor in 2006, and the bank was formally launched in Jan. 2008, a good 10 months before the financial crisis hit Dubai. That hardly makes it "born in the eye of the storm".

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