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Dubai Int'l T1 is too congested, says Indian airline boss

The regional boss of Air India has said Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 1 is becoming too congested, which he said will begin to favour Emirates which has the entire Terminal 3 operation to itself...

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Posted by: Shareen Mar 30, 2015 4:13 PM [Dubai]

Yes, T1 is overflowing, but Air India need to maintain its timing which is a big question mark most of the time. Plus quality of service, please have some responsible staffs you can answer customer questions. When you point at others mistake first you need to make youself perfect.

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UAE airlines review cockpit policies after Germanwings crash

UAE airlines have reviewed their cockpit policy to ensure two members of staff are present at all times, following the Germanwings tragedy in which a co-pilot allegedly deliberately crashing a passenger...

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Posted by: Trish Mar 30, 2015 4:10 PM [UAE]

I believe the idea is not to have the purser/steward fly the plane, but prevent anything untoward by the pilot, such as locking the door or going into a steep dive. He would be able to alert the rest of the crew of the behaviour and stop if necessary until the other pilot comes in.
I am completely reassured by the fact that it would need at least two people conspiring for something of this sort to happen. The chances are probably less than getting hit by a car on the road!

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Dubai house prices, rents dip by 2% in early 2015

Property leasing and selling prices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi remained relatively stable during the first quarter of 2015, according to a new report.UAE-based Tasweek Real Estate Development and Marketing...

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Posted by: Mosa Mar 30, 2015 9:06 AM [UAE]

Rents must fall, only then the rental market will stabilize in other emirates and residents can breathe. It is becoming unbearable for most of the families by each passing month shelling out a huge portion of their income just in rents.
Most of the people are considering to move out to another country, and that is not good. Something must be done to have affordable rents.
Families are suffering through depression, stress, health issues and what not just trying to cope with their income...

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Arab leaders to announce unified force to fight security threats

Arab leaders at a summit in Egypt will announce the formation of a unified regional force to counter growing security threats, according to a draft of the final communique, as conflicts rage in countries...

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Posted by: whatnext Mar 30, 2015 9:05 AM [uae]

Great.
This will then enable them to go into Iraq, Syria and where ever else in future too.

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Nakheel PR: The toughest job in Dubai?

Property developer Nakheel is advertising for a new PR manager.Ironically, the vacancy was published in the week Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah said of disgruntled investors in the stalled Palm Jebel...

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Posted by: An Emaar Fan Mar 30, 2015 9:05 AM [UAE]

You forgot to mention the sewage pit between JLT and Jumeirah Park and the terrible landscaping in Jumeirah Park The chain link fencing they want to install on top of walls built too low in JP and roads, or lack of, for access to Discovery Gardens and JVT.

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Oman Air to serve 75 destinations by 2020, says CEO

Oman Air plans to grow its destinations by 60 percent over the next five years.Speaking to the Times of Oman, CEO of Oman Air Paul Gregorowitsch said the airline has plans to grow the number of destinations...

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Posted by: procan Mar 30, 2015 9:04 AM [canada]

Dream on OZ.

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Putin letter to Arab summit triggers strong Saudi attack

Saudi Arabia accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of hypocrisy on Sunday, telling an Arab summit that he should not express support for the Middle East while fuelling instability by supporting Syrian...

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Posted by: Nawaaf Mar 30, 2015 9:04 AM [Saudi Arabia]

Russia is a great country, I personally respect Putin for his stand for his country and his peoples' interests. But I also feel pain for Russia's support for Bashar Al Assad, who is killing so savagely his own people, just because they took to the streets demanding their freedom from his terrene! Syria is a country blessed whit great resources, not the least of those resources, are the people being destroyed by Bashar and those who are backing him, namely Russia and Iran! Russia's locking horns with the West is crushing the Syrians and their country! I honestly believe, that Russia's interests in Syria and the region, can be served without siding with a regime that is by international law is losing legitimacy.
Putin, Our region has so many problems and challenges that the new generation is facing, I personally hope and pray that you can see the wisdom of siding with the positive forces instead Bashar Al Assad and His cronies the Iranians.
I hope you can see this!

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Post traumatic stress?

This week I attended a high profile event at which the former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, and several well known UAE businesspeople discussed how Dubai can prosper as an “anchor” for the...

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Posted by: Nick Mar 30, 2015 9:03 AM [UAE]

Yes, I think Jeremy's comment says it all really - thanks for your comments but we will continue as we are under the illusion that we are offering a satisfactory service.

The postal service here is terrible and everyone knows that, the post offices are staffed by people that have little interest in their jobs and as one other commenter stated, seem to be engrossed in their smart phones, usually with one headphone in their ear, followed by a look of annoyance that you are interrupting their social media update / whatsapp messaging or phone call.

As for his comment that in Europe the service is paid for by taxes, this is completely untrue, and if he spent some time benchmarking against these postal services, he may learn a thing or two.

I suggest next time Jeremy is abroad, he posts himself a parcel, and then can experience first hand the lottery that is receiving your parcel through Emirates Post

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A country on hold: Oman's next step?

A country in rebellion has many rulers; a stable country has one. The proverb has been true of Oman, whose enigmatic and largely benevolent leader has been in power for 45 years and transformed a once...

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Posted by: Red Snappa Mar 29, 2015 6:06 PM [Ireland]

Indeed an excellent article.

One other factor worthy of mention is that Oman has always enjoyed good relations with Iran, it appears to have the Iranian ear and remains a mediation bridge between the GCC. Perhaps because geographically it is an Arabian Peninsula as opposed to a Gulf state.

Oman has huge potential as an eco-tourism attraction and has long been the short break destination of choice for Gulf expatriates. If the regulation and pricing could be resolved with a more rational approach, the country could easily become a desirable location for foreigners to buy a holiday home, which would solve the real estate market dilemma.

Another consideration, given the political volatility in the more immediate region stretching from Iraq to Yemen, is at its southern extremity Oman shares a border with Yemen. However, this uber-wave of militarily active Arabian instability adversely affects all GCC economies

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Sweden apologises to Saudi Arabia over diplomatic spat

Sweden's king and prime minister have each written affectionate letters to Saudi King Salman in a bid to restore diplomatic ties between the two countries, according to local media.  King Carl XVI Gustaf...

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Posted by: salman Mar 29, 2015 2:53 PM [saudi arabia]

It is a personal act from her Excellency the foreign minister, but the relation between the two governments is solid and strong and the people of two countries don’t have any hard feelings.

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    Post traumatic stress?

    I once had a Emirates Post employee hang up on me when I asked her to repeat something. That said, the worst is my management company, Kingfield Management... more

    Sunday, 29 March 2015 6:07 PM - Sarah
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    Dubai Int'l T1 is too congested, says Indian airline boss

    The best advantage for T1 is it is in the center of the city. AI go for relocation and then notice only one way flights from India to Maqtoum Aiport will... more

    Monday, 30 March 2015 12:34 PM - abusidra
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    UAE airlines review cockpit policies after Germanwings crash

    This implies that the Purser could step into the flight deck as the second person with absolutely no experience of the controls, while one of the pilots... more

    Monday, 30 March 2015 9:01 AM - Red Snappa
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    Nakheel PR: The toughest job in Dubai?

    You forgot to mention the sewage pit between JLT and Jumeirah Park and the terrible landscaping in Jumeirah Park The chain link fencing they want to install... more

    Monday, 30 March 2015 9:05 AM - An Emaar Fan
  • 9
    Post traumatic stress?

    I once had a Emirates Post employee hang up on me when I asked her to repeat something. That said, the worst is my management company, Kingfield Management... more

    Sunday, 29 March 2015 6:07 PM - Sarah
  • 9
    Dubai Int'l T1 is too congested, says Indian airline boss

    The best advantage for T1 is it is in the center of the city. AI go for relocation and then notice only one way flights from India to Maqtoum Aiport will... more

    Monday, 30 March 2015 12:34 PM - abusidra