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Letter to Dubai ruler by Palm Jebel Ali investors

To His Excellency Mohammed Al ShaibaniChief Executive of Dubai Investment Corporation and Director General of The Ruler’sCourtCopy to: Nakheel ManagementRe: The Palm Jebel Ali HomeownersYour Excellency...

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Posted by: gary Nov 25, 2014 4:55 PM [uae]

yeah right. why not speak to rera? oh - because they can't even sort out the issues with almost every 'completed' development in dubai. it would be an interesting survey to find out who is anywhere near happy with what developers have delivered. snagging is more a case of putting up with rubbish finishing and at least getting your keys. HOAs - if they exist - are still fighting with developers debts leading to no warranty on small matters like AC systems, fire systems and elevators.

hang in there palm JA people. hopefully by the time you get your villas there will be regulations in place so you're handed over what you paid for.

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More charging points needed for electric cars in the UAE – Renault

Car manufacturer Renault says the UAE needs more charging points for electric cars in order to give them better range.The company has sold 35 of its recently launched two-seater Twizys car in Dubai. At...

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Posted by: Haresh D. Nov 25, 2014 2:34 PM [Iran]

A very positive step taken by the Emirate of Dubai.

This will be a very huge support for the State in saving the much needed fuel and will also help in a cleaner environment.

And, the extra oil ( fuel ) could be exported to which , in turn, will help in investing in more important local developments.

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Dubai firm accuses jailed ex-Leeds Utd boss of hacking its Twitter account

(Updated 14:54) Dubai-based investment firm GFH Capital has accused a former employee of hacking its website and Twitter account, it said in a statement to the media.The company is embroiled in a dramatic...

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Posted by: whatever Nov 25, 2014 12:46 PM [uae]

Will this ever go to court and reveal the facts?
Or will they leave him to languish in jail for ever!
Sad

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GCC single currency comes down to politics, says ex-IMF boss

A former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said there needs to be greater political will before a common currency can be implemented in the GCC.Rodrigo de Rato, who was managing director...

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Posted by: Dr. Nasser Saidi Nov 25, 2014 2:34 PM [UAE]

A GCC currency union would not require a unified tax system - why would it? Ireland has a completely separate tax system to UK, which has a different tax system to France, Germany, etc. Many of the Gulf currencies are pegged to the dollar, so a single currency would not be too difficult to implement, in theory.

As an aside, I would like to point out author Courtney Trenwith's incorrect use of "it's" in the context of: "The GCC had stalled it's discussions to watch how Europe handled the fallout of the global financial crisis". I am not an expert in journalism, but would like to think the writers of Arabian Business are. Still, such grammatical ignorance is a bugbear of mine.

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The new space race: Beating Branson with balloons

The recent fatal crash of Abu Dhabi-backed Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo that many hoped would soon take tourists into space has reinvigorated questions about the viability of the mission and whether...

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Posted by: RealityCheck Nov 25, 2014 12:42 PM [UAE]

Are you talking about Branson or the Spanish engineer quoted on the article.
Note that he says "his or other company's" balloons, I think he is probably right and a ballon makes more sense for a tourisitc venture, much easier on the bodies of the victims, err I mean customers. Much safer too than strapping yourself to several hundreds kgs of some of the most unstable explosive mind you.

But then I have been waiting for the return of the zeppelin for some 20 years and still nothing.

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The bravest thing Branson could do right now is hang up his space helmet

As anyone who follows Formula One will tell you, there is a great story from 1976 that really defines the career of the legendary driver Niki Lauda. Just six weeks after suffering horrific burns during...

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Posted by: RealityCheck Nov 25, 2014 9:03 AM [UAE]

@ferris, to put a human being on space you need to put a substantial amount of additional weight on space too. That requires a certain amount of energy, and yes there are physical laws involved. In fact you will find very few (if any) scientists supporting manned space flights, maybe it is because essentially all relevant discoveries are coming from cheaper non-manned vehicles

Second this initiative is not breaking new ground. You may have missed that but we have been to the moon already. Well a few people have. This particular initiative is about the border between atmosphere and space, some 100 kms, the moon is 4,000 times that distance

Manned space flights have been good only for PR, nothing else. I have no problem with Branson's investors (not him I suspect) burning their money, but you should keep things in perspective, he is not breaking any new ground here

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Former Leeds Utd owner dismisses GFH Capital as "liars" & "untrustworthy"

Former Leeds United chairman Ken Bates has launched a scathing attack on former majority owners GFH Capital, describing them as “untrustworthy” and “liars” while slamming their treatment of the Championship...

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Posted by: Mohamed Salwan Nov 25, 2014 9:04 AM [Qatar]

The "proof of the pudding is in the eating" ,likewise the truth will out in due course no doubt, but for now he is NOT guilty of anything ,except perhaps a mistake in believing Dubai/UAE is a safe place to do business in.

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Gulf ministers urged to improve labour law protection

Labour ministers from Gulf and Asian countries meeting later this week have been urged to improve labour law protection, reform abusive immigration policies, and increase dialogue with trade unions and...

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Posted by: Anon Nov 25, 2014 9:05 AM [France]

Are the days of covert slavery in Arabia finally over......probably not.

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Emaar set to approve $2.45bn special cash dividend to shareholders

Emaar Properties is set to approve the distribution of a special cash dividend of AED9 billion ($2.45 billion) on Monday following the successful IPO of its shopping malls and retail business.Emaar said...

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Posted by: Satya Nov 25, 2014 9:06 AM [India]

Emmar is the best developer I have seen in recent years, Excellent performance and this shows how committed our Ruler is and how excellently he selects his team for bringing in Dubai to next best city in world.

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Some Saudi restaurants to ban single women

Saudi Arabia’s National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) has criticised the decision by some restaurants to impose a ban on women who are unaccompanied by their male guardians.Arabic daily Al Hayat reports...

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Posted by: SELWIN ILANGOVAN Nov 24, 2014 2:31 PM [DUBAI, U.A.E.]

Noted.. I think it will take a long time for Saudi Arabia to go with the flow of the International Culture..

Any way we can not force this.. This has to come Automatically from their end..Our good wishes. all in Saudi..

Regards and God Bless...

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