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Men arrested for working in women's shops in Saudi

The Saudi Labour Ministry has arrested numerous men working in women’s only retail outlets at a Jeddah mall, Arab News has reported.A “large number” of expatriates doing jobs other than what is stipulated...

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Posted by: cba Oct 31, 2014 12:22 PM [KSA]

“We won’t spare any mall or shop employing expatriate men to sell women’s accessories,” the ministry’s director general in Makkah, Abdul Monem Al Shahri, said.

why were the MEN arrested? and not the mall or shop owners?

the WORKERS are just doing their work, and have to go wherever they are told to go.

Also, I can tell you from 2nd hand experience that men in shops dislike to work with (Saudi) women as they have to clean up after them, serve them and also do their work.

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Robbie Williams to play Abu Dhabi in April 2015

British singer Robbie Williams has announced he will Abu Dhabi, at du Arena, Yas Island, April 26, 2015, with tickets due to go on sale next week.The gig will be part of Williams’ ‘Let Me Entertain You...

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Posted by: baba Oct 31, 2014 11:14 AM [europe]

when will they bring Lenny Kravitz to UAE?

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Gold industry shifts east as Dubai plans huge refinery

In the desert on the outskirts of Dubai, one of the world's biggest gold refineries is under construction. When completed next year, it will help to alter the balance of power in the global gold industry...

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Posted by: john g Oct 31, 2014 11:13 AM [United Arab Emirates]

Another case of a fox building it's own henhouse!

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Most Dubai rents continue to fall in Q3, says regulator

Rents in several areas of Dubai, including Downtown Dubai, JBR, Greens Community and Arabian Ranches, witnessed a decline in the third quarter of 2014, according to the latest figures on the official rent...

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Posted by: alan ferguson Oct 31, 2014 11:13 AM [uae]

There is no such place in Dubai called 'the Greens community'
We have The Greens and we have The Green Community.Which one are you writing about?
Regards
Alan

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Do you actually own your house?

Thinking of buying a house in Dubai? Then you’re not alone. As rents rise close to their pre-crisis levels, many of the city’s inhabitants are wondering whether investing in a property makes a lot more...

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Posted by: Ahmad Oct 31, 2014 11:13 AM [UAE]

I think the Housing Fee should be abolished. DEWA has in fact raised their fees dramatically this year. Electricity fees should not exceed monthly food costs and in Dubai's case it does, so are we (expats) subsidizing Dubai? I was on vacation, and my DEWA was the highest it has ever been and this is frustrating to say the least. If Dubai is to become a fully functioning modern society they must install a system that is not manual and address the fees. Why is the fuel charge so high? Glad you raised this issue. Many have their companies pay their DEWA, so they are not worried, but what if companies get fed up with paying it, I guess that's when more voices will be raised in complaint of this exploitation. This might be the straw that breaks the camel's back!

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18,000 register for Dubai's ‘Your Child in Gold’ campaign

Around 28,000 people have applied online to take part in Dubai Municipality's weight loss contest ‘Your Child in Gold’, with 18,000 qualifying to take part.Officials told Gulf News they expect around a...

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Posted by: fatuma Oct 31, 2014 11:12 AM [Abu Dhabi]

it is really amusing beginning to reduced different health complication through over weight more diseases occurred because of over weight so to reduced this number fat burinnig exercises are very important let me share my experience through this i am married young women when i came from my country i was 59 kilo then with in 8 month i become 85 kilo my height is 1.64 so, my height and my weight is not working together then what i disided i should to back to 59 then i did cardio and tae bo exercises daily base and i drink my creative herbal tea i reduced with in 3 month 15 killios. i feel very happy when i dress i feel confident i still continued working hard tae bo it is really fantastic experience..

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‘How my Dubai mortgage landed me in a police cell’

When 33-year-old Indian resident Allan Paris decided to take a leap of faith and step onto the Dubai property ladder in 2008, few could have foreseen the property crash that was coming over the horizon...

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Posted by: Awi Oct 30, 2014 9:06 PM [UAE]

I live in the UAE for 10 years. I have had friends flee the country for similar cases. Since no change occurred in the banking system, incidents like this will continue to occur. Make sure you have loads of money before buying property in the UAE! BEWARE! Banks will beg you to take their loans, but when the property is not ready, they still demand their payment.

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Bahrain to increase visitor visa fees

Bahrain has announced there will be an increase in visa fees for visitors from October.Fees for all types of visit visas and their extensions will be increased, including visas on arrival and their extensions...

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Posted by: Jason Oct 30, 2014 9:05 PM [Canada]

they increased the visa fees by 500%. Isn't this worthy news to pick up for debate on what is reasonable and excessive?

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Saudi diplomat arrested for 'erratic driving'

A Saudi diplomat has been detained in Canada for “erratic” driving, Ottawa broadcaster CTV has reported.Police in the capital Ottawa reportedly said they responded to public calls about an “erratic driver...

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Posted by: Herry Oct 30, 2014 5:57 PM [Canada]

In Saudi Arabia, alcohol is banned ! Hopefully this idiot is disciplined accordingly !

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Visa fee hike for expats in Oman from Nov 21

Fees for visa issuance and visa renewals have been increased for foreign residents in Oman.According to the decision issued by ROP (Royal Oman Police) on October 22, the investor visa fee has been increased...

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Posted by: Wadi Oct 30, 2014 5:56 PM [MCT]

Such a badly organized and ill thought out process.

The absolute shambles when trying to extend a visa at Muscat airport merely serves to highlight the breathtaking incompetence of the Omanis working there.

As a long staying tourist (and one who spends a fairly significant amount of cash in the country) I have the misfortune of having to see this pantomime out for the sake of a stamp in my passport.

The tiny window doesn't have enough room to accommodate a credit card payment machine. The timings are bizarre and the idle staff spend an unbelievably long time greeting their colleagues and using their gsm - all in full view of the desperate queue of tourists.

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