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Schon says deal signed to complete delayed Dubai Lagoon

The company behind the troubled Dubai Lagoon project said on Wednesday that it has secured AED339m ($92.2m) to enable the much delayed scheme to be completed.Schön Properties described the deal as a "turning...

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Posted by: Bemused Jul 24, 2014 7:22 PM [uae]

Anyone who puts 5 fils (yes, there are 5 and 10 fils coins in circulation) into any Schon project is either someone who has no knowledge of past Dubai real estate market history, or a fool.

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FIFA probe into Qatar World Cup 2022 bid delayed

Findings of an investigation into the Qatari and Russian World Cup bids will now not be announced until September, two months later than expected, FIFA has confirmed.The investigatory chamber of FIFA’s...

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Posted by: Philip Jul 24, 2014 2:09 PM [Dubai]

FIFA made Brazil change the law regarding sale of alcohol, which was banned in stadiums, as Budweiser is a major sponsor. FIFA always gets it way especially if it is going to effect revenue for the great non profit organisation (sarcasm)
How is Qatar going to deal with this very basic matter? Will they accept that certain laws will have to be relaxed or ignored for the duration of the tournament if it goes ahead.
Players complained of the heat and fatigue in Brazil, which was very pleasant in comparison to what they will face in Doha. I am still very sceptical with regards to Qatar's claims about cooling the stadiums. Also what are they going to do cool practice fields , fan zones etc..

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The great escape: JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

Since opening a couple of years ago, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai in the Business Bay district has quickly won a reputation for being the city’s top business hotel. It has not only a good location...

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Posted by: Dima Ashour Jul 24, 2014 1:13 PM [UAE]

Very useful article! Thanks

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What is the best credit card for Skywards miles?

It only makes sense to get something back every time you swipe your credit card at a counter till, and we’re not just talking about your purchased items.Credit cards in the UAE can give you free access...

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Posted by: prakash Jul 24, 2014 1:10 PM [uae]

Andrew, i wouldnt agree! there are all kinds of cards- free and paid! Credit card have got good miles/cash back offers if you spend smartly.
Just that once you miss any payments you are bound to pay high interest and late payment charges but again thats what banks make money from.
Do we expect them to give us credit and miles/cash back for free?
We all should know there are no free lunches.
n i am not a banker:)

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Dubai starts hiring for new $40m safari project

Tourist guides have been employed to work at Dubai's new AED150 million ($40.8 million) zoo, which is scheduled to open by the end of this year.The Dubai Safari project, which is being built in Al Warqa...

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Posted by: Imran Ali Khan Jul 24, 2014 9:27 AM [india]

to whomever it may concern
i have worked as a naturalist in India and i am interested to work in your organisation as a guide or animal caretaker feel free to contact me any time

kind regards
Imran Ali Khan

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UAE sets up moon-sighting committee for Eid decision

Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi, the UAE's Minister of Justice, on Wednesday issued a decision to set up the moon-sighting committee which will confirm the date for the start of Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end...

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Posted by: Mohammad Jul 24, 2014 8:30 AM [UAE]

Public sector employees are more devoted muslims as compared to private sector that's why they have given 9 holidays :(

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French resistance: Jean-Claude Trichet

Jean-Claude Trichet has something he wants to get off his chest. The affable 71-year-old Frenchman, who led the European Central Bank from 2003 to 2011 and is often referred to in the media as the guardian...

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Posted by: Terry Jul 24, 2014 8:29 AM [England]

I think the Old guy is Daydreaming, Euro needs to go, to save Europe.

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Al Mazaya Holding reveals 631% increase in profits

Al Mazaya Holding Group profits for the first half of 2014 were AED40.3m ($10.9m), an increase of 631 percent on the corresponding period a year earlier.The improved results were attributed to increased...

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Posted by: Gemma Jul 23, 2014 6:32 PM [UAE]

The rents at Sky Gardens have increased exorbitantly - with some tenants claiming more than a 100% increase in their rents. The rent they charge does not include chiller fees. Tenants had no say in this ridiculous rent hike matter and were told to take it or leave it.

Chiller fees were incredibly high as well and completely disproportionate to its use throughout the year! The Chiller usage statement explained nothing about the charges and when tenants asked to clarify these statements, they were not able to provide an explanation except that the charges had to be paid!

Oh yes, with all this considered, I'm sure they're doing fantastically well!

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Mercedes F1 boss says Abu Dhabi points 'unfair' to drivers

Mercedes F1 Toto Wolff has said the double points system introduced for the final race of the season will be unfair to the drivers competing for the championship.With Mercedes winning all but one of the...

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Posted by: Vincent Jul 23, 2014 12:48 PM [UAE]

Following Formula 1 since 1978 but this is indeed the most stupid rule they ever made. This doesn't help to make the sport more exciting.
What they need in F1 is drivers with charisma like in the 80's with Prost, Lauda, Villeneuve, Pironi, Laffite, Senna, etc. Not youngsters who only have a seat because they bring in money to drive. Who will recognise guys like Kobayashi, Kvyat and Chilton when passing by in the streets.
And bring back the real turbo charged engines which produced 1,200hp and spitting fire out of the exhaust. And the huge tyres. Or the screaming Ligier-Matra and Ferrari V12 engines.
Dreams.

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Dubai Marina residents to deliver petition to Emaar against promenade dog ban

A group of Dubai Marina residents will today deliver a petition to Emaar's head quarter calling on the master developer to reverse its ban on dogs using the promenade area of the marina development.On...

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Posted by: MT3 Jul 23, 2014 7:52 PM [UAE]

I feel much the same way about smoking. A filthy smelly habit - one goes for a nice walk with one's children and then some selfish idiot with a cigarette or even worse a dirty cigar stinks the place up forcing my children to breath the toxic fumes of their deadly habit. They make certain cafes and restaurants no-go zones. The health risk of secondary smoking is very clear - far worse than disease spread by domesticated dogs. I find it insane that a civilised society still allows this. The costs to society are criminal in terms of healthcare and as someone else mentioned on one of these threads when talking about dogs and a better use for the money, why should we let smokers use resources to treat diseases that are their own fault and not instead spend this it on the poor. And whereas most dog owners clear up after their animals I have never met a smoker who doesn't throw his/her butt on the floor for someone else to clean up. Emaar needs to get its priorities right. Ban smoking.

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