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Burj Al Arab launches luxury Terrace beach resort

Dubai’s Burj Al Arab has unveiled its much-anticipated beach resort.The Terrace, a 10,000 sq m artificial island housing a luxury leisure facility, stretches 100m into the Arabian Gulf from behind the...

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Posted by: BurjLover May 26, 2016 10:17 AM [Dubai]

It is clever as the hotel needed a beach, but personally I'd prefer a real beach over one built on a metal platform, and real sea over a pool filled with salt water.

I like the Burj shape from the exterior, interior wise however, from my last visit in April it is a bit dated now.



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Confusion over $16.5bn Makkah Metro project delays

A $16.5 billion metro railway project planned for Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah has been delayed so that its financing can be restructured, an official said on Wednesday, but he later retracted the...

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Posted by: tfg May 26, 2016 10:17 AM [saudi arabia]

Still in better financial shape than your country, last I checked UK GDP to debt ratio stood at 90%. Saudi debt is in the single digits, among the lowest in the w0rld and projected to hit +/- 10% in 4 years time.

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Saudis sentenced to death for burying Indian workers alive

Three Saudi nationals have been sentenced to death by the General Court in Al-Taif for murdering and burying alive five Indian workers.Officials found a mass grave in a farm located in the city of Safwa...

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Posted by: mohammed May 26, 2016 9:31 AM [Saudi Arabia]

I wonder whether this sentence will be carried out......or is it just a bit of media

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'Bachelor ban' in Qatar tests relations with migrant workers

As Nami Hader, a 30-year-old gardener from Nepal, approached the entrance to a park outside Qatar's second city Al Khor one day last month, a security guard blocked his way. "No bachelors," the guard...

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Posted by: NotfromtheGulf May 26, 2016 9:32 AM [likeisaidnotfromthegulf]

Missing your posts WHJ, expecting your standard response to Telcoguy full of vitriolic diatribe!

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A growing business: Compareit4me

With exactly half of the UAE’s expatriates and 56 percent of nationals making monthly payments towards personal loans, according to the latest financial health check survey by National Bonds Corporation...

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Posted by: John May 25, 2016 3:30 PM [uae]

they did not launch the first car insurance portal, there are a few others with the first one about 3 years old.

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Cheapest Dubai studio is AED 25,000 per year

The cheapest studio apartment in Dubai is available for rent for $6,800 (AED 25,000) a year, revealed the city’s official rent index issued by the Real Estate Regulatory Agency, the regulatory arm of Dubai...

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Posted by: Arsal May 25, 2016 3:30 PM [UAE]

They don't have any right to increase, not in this semi-turmoil .... introducing these 'programs' to regulate prices might turn out to be a smokescreen!

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Abu Dhabi lays off staff as Gulf austerity tightens

Thousands of layoffs at state-linked companies in Abu Dhabi are a fresh sign the Gulf's wealthy oil states are hunkering down for a long period of austerity as low crude prices pressure their economies...

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Posted by: Englishman in Dubai May 25, 2016 3:31 PM [UAE]

Telcoguy: pardon? What are you trying to say?

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UAE says problem of business debtors skipping country 'contained'

The problem of small business owners in the United Arab Emirates "skipping" the country over unpaid debts has been contained, although it is set to remain an issue well into next year, the head of the...

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Posted by: Sonny May 25, 2016 3:32 PM [Oman]

"Contained" as in, they have been made guests of the government:)

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'Discrimination against men' in UAE workforce, says top executive

Discrimination against men exists among the UAE’s workforce, according to Habib Al Mulla, Chairman of Baker McKenzie."I think there is what I call a discrimination against males in the UAE, said Al Mulla...

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Posted by: Telcoguy May 25, 2016 10:09 AM [Spain]

Interesting that he is against female quotas, it would have been interesting to ask his views on nationality quotas

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What pushes Jordanian entrepreneurs to succeed?

Going into the market in 2010 and saying that we would provide you a seed stage capital to support and roll out an idea, and take only 10 percent or 15 percent equity was unheard of at that time,” says...

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Posted by: Zuhair Saqa May 25, 2016 10:10 AM [Jordan]

In a suffocating economy entrepreneurship looks for a way out!

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