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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: John Degrelle Jul 23, 2014 2:53 PM [Canada]

No but there will be no street parties, no drinking (outside of a few hotel establishments), high risk for arrests due to unpreparedness by foreign tourists. Despite the heat a modest, long sleeve and trouser or long dress code will be demanded. They better start building prisons next to each stadium to ensure no one violates the codes. Not the most fun world cup if you ask me. What a contrast it will be with the amazing party in Brazil!

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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: Ehab Jul 23, 2014 12:49 PM [UAE]

Mazaya have increased the rent in Sky Gardens by an additional 100% for some tenants. The claim they could do this because apparently the building is not under Dubai's Ejari but comes under DIFC jurisdiction. They are trying to force some tenants to leave.

They also have mega inflated "chiller" fees of around Dhs 1000 - 2400 per month depending upon the apartment size. This is not including the DEWA bill !?!

No wonder profits are high!

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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: Mosa Jul 22, 2014 9:46 AM [UAE]

Okay, People are going to hate me for this, but anyway. Firstly - dogs poo and pee, however they like, and for a city like DUBAI - that is ridiculous! It is very unpleasant and disgusting to come across. Secondly - you are walking with your spouse, or your family, having a nice talk, and suddenly some pathetic dog comes so close as if to bite or to bark or to sniff - that's totally ridiculous as well and I feel like kicking it away.

SO ---- I fully support Emaar's decision to ban them, they should infact be banned from buildings too. Dogs are much better in shelters. Due to this great affection for dogs and pets, people hardly pay attention to their babies.

Apologies for hurting all you dog lovers feelings

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UAE private sector to get two-day Eid Al Fitr holiday

Private sector workers in the UAE will be given two days off for Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.The UAE Ministry of Labour said in a statement carried by official news agency...

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Posted by: Mosa Jul 23, 2014 12:46 PM [UAE]

Out of 300 days excluding Fridays and Annual Leave, if a business can't afford to give an extra day off to their employees for a country wide celebration, those businesses should probably close down as they may not be fit for business. Secondly, we are not in the US, this country is not a part of US, and we don't have laws as of US, so please stop comparing

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Nakheel to launch new 1,000-villa community in Dubai

Dubai master developer Nakheel said on Saturday it is launching a new, gated community of 1,000 villas - including 100 high-end, serviced residences managed by a world-renowned hotel operator.Located in...

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Posted by: Mick Jul 21, 2014 9:01 AM [UAE]

with the lack of feasibility study (obviously), especially when the tenants with their actual feet on the ground are witnessing the constant Nakheel debacles with each development and the obvious need to, blindly, establish more and more luxury properties with no sign of who would rent them (please stop using the EXPO as a draw for new migrants and drastic increases in rent and property value....since the only migrants that will take up housing will be living in shoddy camps). The next headline should read 1000 senior management figures fired from Nakheel.
Bubble is coming....

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Petition calls on Emaar to reverse dog ban in Dubai Marina

The ban imposed on pets on Dubai Marina promenade remains in place, in spite of opposition from residents in the area and plans to set up a petition against the move.Signs have been placed across the Dubai...

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Posted by: Mashhour Jul 22, 2014 3:13 PM [UAE]

I couldn't agree more and wish they would implement the same ban in Old Town to have cleaner playing areas for kids

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Select picks builder for new $136m Dubai Marina tower

Select Group said on Monday it has hired the main contractor for its AED500m ($136m) for its No. 9 tower development in Dubai Marina.Select, the largest private developer in Dubai Marina, said it has signed...

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Posted by: Vijay Jul 21, 2014 8:59 AM [Norway]

Select group as a respected developer! Just speak with owners of The Point, The Torch and Bay Central some of the towers developed and handed over by the respected developer.

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Coutts said to consider selling overseas operations

Coutts, the wealth division of UK lender the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, is considering selling its overseas operations, which includes offices in the Middle East.Founded 1692 and said to include Queen...

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Posted by: Nathalie Brown Jul 21, 2014 8:58 AM [UAE]

I could not agree more with the realist.

I was once a happy client with Coutts for 7 years in the UAE until they decided to dump UK expats and chase the the Ultra High Net Worth market.

I understand the last CEO has recently left after a brief, unsuccessful and expensive attempt at expanding their business.

I also witnessed the lavish spending of this bank at several 'so called' client events. This is no way for a bank to operate especially when they are owned by the UK Taxpayer, how ironic.


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UAE's Cristal inks deal for Nigerian wildlife resort

Abu Dhabi-based Cristal Hotels & Resorts is set to unveil major expansion plans next month to include a tripling of its portfolio within two years.The company said in a statement that it aims to operate...

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Posted by: The Girl who flies planes Jul 20, 2014 3:26 PM [UAE]

Nigeria has no wildlife whatsoever!
Yankari Game reserve is in the north central Bauchi
Nigeria is not Kenya.
Her main produce is oil.
Where will this wildlife resort be located in the country?

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