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Emirates passenger “assaulted” cabin crew in attempt to open plane door

A 29-year-old Pakistani farmer has appeared in court in Dubai over the alleged assault of three members of Emirates Airline’s cabin crew.According to 7Days newspaper, the man is said to have panicked and...

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Posted by: MT3 Sep 17, 2014 2:14 PM [UAE]

Odd that no alcohol was involved.

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HH Sheikh Hamdan and Dubai SME launch new incubator

Dubai SME has launched a new hub to stimulate innovative entrepreneurial projects of the emirate’s youth.Presented to the public at Dubai Mall’s Star Atrium, the Hamdan Innovation Incubator (H2I) was established...

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Posted by: Adlene Panis Sep 17, 2014 12:16 PM [Dubai UAE]

Good Day! I just wanted to ask if this is only open for Locals or other nationality can also join?
Is there any specific line of business only or open for all kinds of business?
What would be the requirements then.

Thank you!

Regards,

adlene

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Dubai buyers set for cash back on failed projects

Dubai's government will establish a legal committee to liquidate cancelled property projects and settle related disputes, including paying out investors who have struggled to get their money back from...

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Posted by: Yasmine Sarwar Sep 17, 2014 9:02 AM [England]

Hi all it's Yas I too bought off plan from UKCIG studio flat called Cavendish Awali City in Ajam in 2008 to complete in 2010 it's now 2014 still no build and no money they don't even make contact money was my retirement money I worked so hard for
Anyone hear anything please get in touch

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The challenges facing the UAE's long-delayed credit bureau

Whether or not you lived in Dubai during the economic crash, you would have no doubt heard the stories of luxury Ferraris and Lamborghinis abandoned at the Dubai International Airport car park, while countless...

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Posted by: Robert Horsham Sep 17, 2014 9:01 AM [UK]

I think those words from the former CEO of NBAD are something of a contradiction. After all, did he not drive the banks lending to staff members to leverage their own end-of-service cash pots by allowing them to use this cash to buy into an already inflated local stock market. When the markets crashed in 2008, NBAD left those employees with huge debts and no pension pot. The same employees were in the lowest salary quartile and now sit with debts which in part, were down to indiscriminate and irresponsible lending by the bank.

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Ronaldo Mouchawar: How I created Souq.com

Ronaldo Mouchawar is standing at the entrance of Souq.com’s cavernous warehouse in Dubai’s Al Quoz district, getting patted down by one of his own security staff.“There’s always rumours flying around,...

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Posted by: Wael Sep 16, 2014 7:45 PM [UAE]

Rob yes people are still using Souq, heavily and increasingly. True I also heard of some operational/logistical problems but the thing guys Souq has grown exponentially and they are doing their best to cope with the increase in demand. They are always on top of solving their issues as their direction is bringing value to its consumers.

Being from the region and living in UAE I tend to feel proud of having such a locally built monster e-commerce site.

The new injection of $75 million is not to save them from falling under but rather simply to take them further. No investor would throw big money on a dying business. The footfall is always something that brings challenges to any business or even city. The bigger challenge is how they deal and fix such issues. Let's hope Souq will look better and better in the coming year.

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UAE firm develops drone to tackle stock management issues

A UAE-based technology services company said on Wednesday it has developed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solution for inventory management challenges faced by companies.Exponent Technology Services...

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Posted by: John Sep 16, 2014 7:45 PM [Canada]

Ren:

Interesting that you say UAV technology is not ready for this - especially since Exponent has a client who has tried the solution, and I presume has bought in. Unless this is an expensive PR gimmick, I think the market is very much ready for this - we are getting inquiries here in North america for this very same capability - only regulations are stopping its rapid adoption - but that too is about to change.

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'Qatar is still stealing our citizens': Bahrain

Bahrain has accused Qatar of continuing to steal its citizens contrary to an agreement to improve relations between the neighbouring states.Interior Ministry Under Secretary for Nationality, Passports...

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Posted by: Nick Szalay Sep 16, 2014 5:57 PM [Bahrain]

Dear Khalid,

I do know about this and this is the avenue that I am now pursuing, lets see what happens, he has to have a passport from somewhere!

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Ajman Crown Prince approves $571m airport plans

Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, on Sunday approved the final plans and designs for the AED2.1 billion ($571 million) new Ajman International Airport project.The Crown Prince reviewed...

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Posted by: TRU-MUSLIM Sep 16, 2014 4:15 PM [UAE]

Yes it is. This vital project will be able to handle up to 16 million pax a year not 1 million. The new airport will be the largest maintenance facilities airport in the GCC (A, B, C and D checks). A 4000 meter runway that can handle all jumbo jets.

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Making Connections: Lou Lou Khazen Baz

When Lou Lou Khazen Baz threw her hat into the ring for TV show The Entrepreneur, her fledgling business Nabbesh was a fraction of the company it is today.Since winning the 2012 series, Khazen Baz and...

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Posted by: Feroz Sanaulla Sep 16, 2014 2:48 PM [UAE]

Congratulations LouLou and Nabbesh. You have come a long way from the days of pitching at the Entrepreneur show...I remember the days well. I am glad the site is growing in leaps and bounds and am confident that it will be a true showcase of a company conceived, built and scaled in the Middle East. Good luck in your endeavors.

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Horse racing body slammed over lenient treatment of Bahrain Sheikh

Horse racing’s world governing body has been lambasted by its own tribunal for failing to adequately punish a wealthy Arab Sheikh whose horse was repeatedly beaten during two international endurance races...

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Posted by: Wadi Sep 16, 2014 12:28 PM [MCT]

Unfortunately, the treatement of animals in general, including strays, is shocking,and I have had the misfortune of witnessing a number of horrific scenes whilst travelling the Gulf. Pet shops too are a big problem with the trade in exotic pets breathtakingly cruel.

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