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Dubai’s Emaar Properties Hires Contractor to Restore Fire-Ravaged Hotel

DUBAI, Jan 3 – Dubai’s Emaar Properties has hired a local contractor to restore a fire-damaged hotel, stating on Sunday the New Year blaze would have “no material impact” on the company because the building and risk of fire are covered by its insurance. Fire engulfed Emaar’s 63-storey Address Downtown luxury hotel and residential tower

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Firefighters Tackle Dubai Blaze After All-night Effort, Investigate Cause

DUBAI, Jan 1 – Firefighters on Friday appeared to have mostly extinguished a blaze that suddenly engulfed one of Dubai’s most prominent skyscrapers on New Year’s Eve, witnesses said. Plumes of white smoke still emanated from the charred, 63-storey Address Downtown Dubai hotel and residential block at daybreak, but civil defense crews had mostly extinguished

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Dubai Residents Offer Shelter to Guests Stranded by Hotel Fire

BY Arfa Shahid DUBAI – Jan. 1 – Following a massive fire that engulfed a luxury hotel in Dubai’s downtown area, support poured in from different parts of the emirate on social media. Within two hours of the incident, social media users got the hashtag #NeedAnAddress trending on Twitter, offering shelter as well as words of encouragement

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Fire Erupts at Address Hotel in Downtown Dubai

BY Leila Hatoum UPDATE 3: Dubai Media Office announced alternative accommodation for guests who had been forced to evacuate the hotel. UPDATE 2: Officials say report of one dead following heart-attack in Address Hotel fire are inaccurate. Person is reportedly alive and being treated at a hospital. UPDATE: Media reported one death following a heart-attack after

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Dubai Says Its Non-oil Foreign Trade Worth $263 bn During Jan-Sept 2015

DUBAI Dec. 30 – Dubai has managed to contain the impact of the instability of the global economic environment, marked by a decline in commodity prices and currency rates, to maintain a strong economic performance in 2015 writes the Government of Dubai’s Media Office. Despite the adverse impact of the recent downturn in oil and

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Obituaries

DR ZHIVAGO: Egyptian actor Omar Sharif, whose classic films included “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Doctor Zhivago”, died on July 10, 2015, aged 83. The actor was Egypt’s—and the world’s—heartthrob for a time, starring opposite Hollywood’s leading ladies. REUTERS     Social Streams

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Messi Bids Dubai Farewell After Big Win at Award Ceremony

By Staff Reporter Barcelona’s Lionel Messi rounded up his UAE trip with a picture on his Facebook page with Dubai’s ruler Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, thanking him for his hospitality. Messi was in Dubai to attend the Globe Soccer Awards, which were held in conjunction with this year’s tenth Dubai International Sports Conference.

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One Flew Over

Zip-Lining, Dubai-style By Anna Yazijyan  “Five…four…three…two…one…” With every second closer to the jump, adrenaline filled every cell of my body, accelerating my heartbeat and blurring reality. Time stopped. “GO!” the instructor shouted, as he pushed me off a ledge. That moment, the inner demons I’d been fighting disappeared, and I was left gliding through mid-air,

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The Trump Show

When will the presidential hopeful’s verbal slurs end? By Leila Hatoum “He has a retarded mentality and will not win the presidency. What he said about Muslims is enough to make him fail,” Dhahi Al Khalfan, Dubai’s deputy chairman of Police and General Security said of U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump. “The international community shouldn’t

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Dubai Golf Complex Restores Trump’s Name

DUBAI, Dec 13 – A Dubai real estate firm has restored Donald Trump’s name on a $6 billion golf complex it is building with the U.S. businessman and presidential hopeful, days after taking it down following his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States. Trump prompted an uproar when he made his comments

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