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Qatar will not host 2022 World Cup, says FIFA official

(Updated 14:29pm) The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Monday."I personally...

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Posted by: Sarah smith Sep 22, 2014 8:14 PM [Qatar]

' Look at the great airport development in Doha' - you mean the one that open 5 years late? That doesn't compare to the likes of Kuala Lumpur IA and never will, Hamad IA is already dated, cramped, employs uninterested, lazy staff.

Having said that, and I live here, I think Qatar should have the World Cup - in June, as it should be - no amount of money or technology can cope with the heat here, so it will be a complete disaster. Be careful what you wish for.......

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Dubai Properties unveils new luxury residential project

Real estate developer Dubai Properties (DP) has revealed details of its new luxury project, Maram Residence, with starting prices from AED1.7 million ($462,846).The developer also announced that the contract...

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Posted by: KayT Sep 22, 2014 4:50 PM [UAE]

Maybe someone should tell Mr. Mohammed Alhabbai to first complete projects his company launched 7 years ago before launching new projects. The state of The Villa community, JBR, Executive Towers and mainly Dubailand Residential Complex is appalling and feels like a 3rd world city there.

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Australia seeks broad new security powers after anti-terror raids

Australia's government will seek broad new security powers to combat what it says is a rising threat from militant Islamists, the attorney general said on Monday, on the heels of sweeping counter-terrorism...

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Posted by: who2 Sep 22, 2014 2:24 PM [uae]

Well done Australia, leading the way again.
Maybe add that anyone who does travel to a restricted zone/locality, automatically loses citizenship.

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FIFA will not publish report on Qatar 2022 bid

FIFA will never publish the £6 million ($9.7 million) report into alleged corruption in the bidding to stage the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments, according to report in the Sunday Times newspaper.The...

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Posted by: Ahmed Bilal Sep 22, 2014 2:24 PM [Qatar]

http://www.qfa.com.qa/hh-emir-meets-fifa-president-in-zurich/

King of Qatar meets FIFA chief in Zurich last week.

Could this be a reason for the resolute decision of FIFA???

just wondering aloud....



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UAE regulates housemaids' rights

The UAE has announced new rules to protect foreign domestic workers, in an attempt to improve its much-criticised human rights record in this area. Under new contracts - valid for two years from start...

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Posted by: jhudie Sep 22, 2014 12:44 PM [philippines]

Great law but i cant feel. Im 5months maid here in UAE. My employer was not following the new rules, after 4 months and 1 week they just decide to give me 1 day off a week but not allowed to go out only at home. Too much work and the house was big. I came here for maid (cleaning they're home, servant) but they told me to take care of they're 3 kids, at the same time to clean the home, sometimes maintenance. But my salary is only 1000AED .. were is the justice? I ask them for holiday leave but they told me "after 2 years contract before you take a leave." So what is the sense of holiday leave if the contract was almost done? My question is can I go back home even I did not finish the contract? And who is responsible for my return ticket and do I have to pay something? Thankyou .. I hope there is someone give me advice and answer.

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Revealed: Jumeirah to get new mixed-use mega project

Dubai-based Meraas Holding on Sunday revealed its La Mer project, a mixed-use development that will take shape in Dubai's beachfront district of Jumeirah.  Construction of La Mer, which will spread across...

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Posted by: David Sep 22, 2014 11:45 AM [United Arab Emirates]

I think this is an interesting development. Its always nice to have more quality opportunities to integrate land with sea with entertainment especially for tourists.

However, with this development and others (including the new Super Mall at Umm Sequim) we are turning into a one trick pony. Build a mall - people will come. That might work for tourists but doesn't work for the people who stay here.

We need more activities for weekends and evenings to do for ourselves, our children and the family unit in general. Surely a smart move would be to stop building more shops, a look at indoor beaches, indoor running, cycling tracks and other things that will help Dubai in the longer term get to host of the Olympics.

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Anti-Muslim ads featuring Hitler to run on New York buses

The New York transport authority has approved a pro-Israel group’s series of anti-Islamic advertisements to run on public buses next week in what has been described as a provocative campaign.The ads include...

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Posted by: Chalky6766 Sep 22, 2014 11:44 AM [UAE]

Mein Kampf....Popular....European people!!??? Sorry, people like you shouldn't be allowed computers, just crayons.

Anyone who finds separating Hitler from anything needs attention.

The British despised Hitler and those that remembered his ethnic cleansing will never forget.

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Nakheel launches two new Dubai waterfront projects

Developer Nakheel on Sunday unveiled two new projects in Dubai, adding thousands of new homes to the emirate's supply pipeline.The company kicked off Cityscape 2014 with the launch of The Palm Gateway...

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Posted by: Jim Sep 22, 2014 11:41 AM [UAE]

Has to be said that the Palm Gateway is a re-launch as it should have been built years ago!!! The Palm is quickly becoming a building site all over again and Nakheel are using every bit of spare land they have there to build second rate products. Looks like disaster zone now. But heh, it is Nakheel I suppose!!! Don't expect them to be finished for a while. I have also seen on most of their new developments that no international building firm is building them - wonder why??? Still owed billions!!

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Dubai school tells mothers to cover up on the school run

A Dubai school has issued a warning to mothers to respect the UAE’s dress code when dropping children off.Dubai newspaper 7Days reports that Raffles World Academy has posted a notice at its entrance asking...

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Posted by: Paul Sep 22, 2014 9:13 AM [UAE]

It is impossible to control the dressing code of foreigners here in Dubai, when the "Dubai" brand is all about glamour, style and fashion, and all those in western forms.
That is the "Dubai" that their leaders designed to welcome the world.
If the government wanted they would stress the dressing code in every Dubai promotional campaign, but they don’t often they associate Dubai with western beach lifestyle, thus you will have to put up with all those shoulders and knees from at least all those tourist who wonder around the malls with no clue that they are being demonized for showing their knees and shoulders.
The Dubai you live in is because knees and shoulders may be exposed.
You can't have your cake and eat it too.

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Dubai property transactions plummet 22%

The Dubai real estate market is slowing down, with a 22 percent fall in the total value of property transactions during July and August compared to the same months last year, according to analysts CBRE...

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Posted by: Red Snappa Sep 22, 2014 9:03 AM [Ireland]

Building too much yet again, prices overheating due to lack of control over excess speculation causing value for money to fade fast. Dubai is not London. The market has to offer better value for money. Also there is no doubt what is happening in Iraq has an impact on business. Plus not only has the UAE introduced military service for its citizens but has quite rightly lent its support to the anti-IS coalition gathered by the US , and is also providing foreign military bases for France and more recently Australia.

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