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It's time for restaurants to stop shaming smokers

Everyone has taken the liberty to become the moral police when it comes to smokers. Smokers need to be punished, they say, for harming themselves and potentially harming those around them via second hand...

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Posted by: Elkhorn May 25, 2017 12:48 PM [UAE]

Based on your comment, then for restaurant and cafe to provide a better facility for smokers - should it be fair for them to charge smokers more, to compensate their investment in additional infrastructure?

It will not be fair for non-smokers to pay extra for their food just because smokers wants to have a consistent quality in their area.

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How Saudi Arabia blundered into OPEC oil cut

It's all but decided that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and Russia will extend their so-called "production cuts" at Thursday's meeting in Vienna. It's clear, however, that the play...

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Posted by: Sal May 25, 2017 12:47 PM [Canada]

Interesting reading. View from a different angle.

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The most dangerous motorists on Dubai's roads are motorbike delivery drivers

I do not envy the men who bring me my food, but I do wish they valued their lives a little more.In a motorbike versus sedan confrontation, the delivery guy will lose, and he will lose badly, and he will...

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Posted by: Jitendra May 25, 2017 12:47 PM [UAE]

Yes. Very true. They always overtake from the right side.

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GCC retail market will grow to $313bn by 2021

The size of the GCC retail sector is expected to grow by 25 percent, from $250.5 billion (AED919.33bn) in 2016 to $313.2bn (AED1.15 trillion) by 2021, driven by economic and population growth, and increase...

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Posted by: One Guy May 25, 2017 12:46 PM [United Arab Emirates]

Completely contradictory report.

How can the introduction of VAT in 2018, as well as additional online players assist sales in B&M when combined with an over supply of retail space?



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Alabbar's Noon venture has let Dubai staff go, say sources

Noon, the e-commerce venture of Dubai businessman Mohamed Alabbar partly funded by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, let go of dozens of staffers in Dubai amid delays to rolling out the app, according...

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Posted by: Jodi Capella May 25, 2017 9:12 AM [uae]

No way they can compete with Amazon...they just don't have the resources, expertise, technology, funding, know how, logistics , economies of scale to compare with the largest retailer in the world.

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Revealed: Dubai parents pay billions in school fees

Annual revenue of Dubai schools jumped by 11.48 percent during the 2016-2017 session over the last session, according to an analysis by Arabian Business.The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA...

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Posted by: Sam May 25, 2017 9:11 AM [Jo]

Is this statement accurate?
"Fifteen new schools opened last session, enrolling 5,842 students".

It seems like a very low number of students per school (average 390) have been enrolled in the new schools. If indeed this is the case it would be interesting to understand why the enrolment ratio so low ?

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Seven killed in Dubai road crash

Seven people were killed and 35 left injured following an early morning road crash in Dubai.The traffic accident, which occurred at 8am on Tuesday, saw a bus and a truck collide on Al Yalayis Street, in...

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Posted by: savio May 24, 2017 10:44 AM [dubai]

Business owners using trucks and buses for workers: Invest a bit of your huge margin to buy proper new ones instead of putting at risk your workers and people of Dubai!! Have you seen those trucks and buses on SZR how old they are and full of workers who risk their lives on each commute?

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Trump's Saudi trip had all the markings of a traditional Arab wedding

US president Donald Trump flies out of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Monday, leaving behind a hue of optimism in the Gulf.Observers and politicians see a potential for a new American foreign policy in...

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Posted by: Herb May 24, 2017 10:44 AM [usa]

Trump will renege on his dealings with the Saudis. The 'art of the deal' is to not pay your bills.

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Souq mentality: how good is the deal?

Things are heating up in the e-commerce sector, with the announcement of Noon, Amazon’s purchase of Souq and, most recently, Mohamed Alabbar’s acquisition of JadoPado. Many see the arrival of Amazon as...

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Posted by: Brian Wilkie May 24, 2017 8:30 AM [UAE]

A powerful and thought-provoking insight, Elie. So - who are the 'others' you refer to above? And how do we work together to combat the threats and preserve a strong, dynamic regional identity?

Gulf economies have always managed to keep their local identities and prerogatives though a combination of 'carrot and stick'. Faced with the borderless power of the internet/global tech giants, how can they - and we - maintain that equilibrium?

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Abu Dhabi's CEO thrill seeker

The most obvious question to ask Mohammed Al Zaabi, the energetic CEO of Abu Dhabi theme park developer Miral Asset Management, is whether he is as much of an adrenaline junkie as his customers are.“I...

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Posted by: Ulevpri May 24, 2017 10:46 AM [Germany]

It's simply not right to bring Sea World into a desert country. It doesn't matter that it will not be orcas, no animal should be forced to live in a swimming pool, thats cruelty as even given in the Animal Welfare Law of the UAE. That's wrong from any angle and there is no educational aspect other than the fact that we teach future generations that its right to put such animals into swimming pools for our entertainment. The UAE should be best in class. By putting large animals in small swimming pools it follows a bad sample.

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