Monthly Archives: January 2013

Dhs 4.7 billion profit for two giant Dubai corporations

source: http://www.khaleejtimes.com DUBAI — Two flagship corporates of Dubai — Emaar Properties and Emirates NBD — recorded a strong surge in profits, accentuating the remarkable rebound of the real estate and banking sectors, the key engines powering the emirate’s economic … Continue reading

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Beauties of the Desert

source: http://www.kuwaittimes.net Camels are considered an important part of Kuwaiti and Arab heritage. They were the most important mode of transportation in the Arab world for thousands of years due to their proven ability to endure the hard weather conditions … Continue reading

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Saudi clerics arrested outside the Royal Court as King Abdullah makes his first appearance in weeks.

http://www.riyadhbureau.com King Abdullah has made his first public appearance in four weeks when he received senior princes and clerics in his palace Tuesday afternoon in the Saudi capital Riyadh. The state television played footage showing members of the royal family … Continue reading

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Region sees boom in luxury car sales

source: http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.net DOHA: Sales of luxury cars have increased in Qatar and the region. High-range brands featured at the Qatar Motor Show these days have closed 2012 with a growth in revenue in comparison to the previous year and plan … Continue reading

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Football helps process of state-building in UAE

source: http://www.links-dar.org The National football team of the United Arab Emirates have won this year’s Gulf Cup. An elated nation cheered their team on to victory. In this op-ed Dennis Sammut discusses why football is helping the process of state … Continue reading

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Dubai thinks, big, big and bigger

OxGAPS Dennis Sammut is in Dubai often, and never fails to be amazed by the shameless boldness with which the city takes on ambitious projects which have turned it in five decades from a small village into a dynamic metropolis. In this … Continue reading

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