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Seven Emirates, One Nation

The United Arab Emirates turns 45 on December 2nd By Arfa Shahid and Leila Hatoum In early February 1968, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum and Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the late rulers of Dubai and Abu Dhabi respectively, agreed to establish a union between their emirates. The idea had been debated long before 1968, and

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Dubai Drops Case Against U.K. Woman Charged After Reporting Rape

By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK, Nov 23  – Dubai has dropped the case against a British woman who was accused of extramarital sex after reporting that she had been raped by two British men while on holiday in the Gulf State. The Dubai government said the public prosecutor had closed the case against the 25-year-old

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The Art of Food: Artisan Dubai

A three Michelin star chef brings her experience to Dubai By Meera Pattni Florence was one of the many cities I had hoped to visit when I lived abroad. Everyone always talked about the food there. The dessert, they would say, ‘it feels like everything suddenly makes sense, and nothing else matters. And no, it

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The Dubai Effect

The emirate leads regional hospitality and tourism sectors with new attractions and innovative products By Yahia Idris With the latest opening of the Dubai Water Canal and the developments surrounding it, the emirate has once again proved to the world that a leadership with a vision will continue to set top-tier achievements and create breathtaking

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Haya Bint Al Hussein: A Princess on a Mission

EXCLUSIVE: HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein talks of her humanitarian efforts, family and memories. Leila Hatoum I feel good when we are able t0 bring in the aid to those in need says HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, when asked about her humanitarian initiatives and her interest in helping people from all four corners of the

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Hyperloop Your Way Around

With Hyperloop One, the UAE is one step closer to being the world’s first location for a new form of high speed transport. Take a look: Social Streams

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UAE Announces “Historic Agreement” with Hyperloop Technology

By Arfa Shahid/Abdullah Ahmed DUBAI – Nov 8 – Dubai is set to significantly reduce traffic congestion in the emirate via Hyperloop One technology. The country’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a “historic agreement” with Hyperloop One, a mobility company, and the two parties have agreed to jointly explore routes for a transport

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Rookie Iffland Lands Title in First Ever Night Event in Dubai

Dream finish for Australian wildcard as America’s Jones grabs maiden men’s win at the season final of the 2016 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in the UAE Wildcard Rhiannan Iffland provided the perfect ending to a dream debut season with her fifth success in seven competitions, wrapping up the Red Bull Cliff Diving Women’s

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UAE Cabinet Approves Five-Year Dh248 Billion Federal Budget

Abu Dhabi: The UAE Cabinet on Sunday approved Dh248 billion for the five-year draft federal budget for 2017-2021, with Dh48.7 billion earmarked for 2017, local media reported. The Cabinet meeting was chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The meeting included

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Minority Report: The Tech Life

Advanced wearable devices make exchanging information easier By Leila Hatoum  Walking around Dubai’s GITEX exhibition this year, nothing from the wide array of “tech” products on display caught my attention, or enticed me enough to stop and ask questions. The event itself is the largest technology exchange and marketplace for Middle East and Africa, with

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