UAE

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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How the Hyperloop Could Change the Gulf

By Hunter Lee Soik Every year in the fall, a thick, impenetrable fog settles on roads throughout parts of the Arab Gulf, as temperatures between night and day begin to change. Car drivers slow their journeys, heart beats quicken, and seen at close quarters, lights blink through the mist. Every year sees fatalities on the

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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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UAE’s Landmark Group Dumps Trump Products over Muslim Ban Call

DUBAI, Dec 9 – Dubai-based Landmark Group, one of the Middle East’s largest retail firms, said it was pulling Donald Trump products off its shelves in response to the Republican presidential front-runner’s call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States. Landmark and DT Home Marks International LLC have an exclusive deal to sell

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Fighting Terrorism With Tolerance

Societies are becoming aware that the war on terror cannot be won through violence BY Dr. Habib Al Mulla It has been nearly 15 years since the U.S.-led global ‘War on Terror’ was launched, but airstrikes, bombings, ground forces, and enhanced intelligence ops are yet to adequately mitigate the threat that extremism presents. In fact,

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Mission to Mars

Racing Against the Clock to Reach Mars By Leila Hatoum For over ten years, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has been hard at work building a team of specialists in space technologies—some of whom would later oversee its space program—in collaboration with global partners, mainly from South Korea and the United States. The

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Food For Thought

New government regulations to curb price hikes in the UAE markets BY Anna Yazijyan Food prices are expected to drop in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a new federal regulation that should be implemented shortly, according to traders well informed. “I think we should see the [food] prices go down soon,” Essa Al Ghurair,

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The UAE Turns 44

By Staff Writers                       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, (pictured below), agreed to establish a union between their respective emirates. The idea had been debated

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First Among Equals

BY Omar Mohamed THE ANCIENT Chinese philosopher Mencius once said,  “A state without an enemy or external peril is absolutely doomed.” Today, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is not faced with one enemy but a growing number of enemies. We have had to rethink our security architecture, our allies, and our integration in the wake

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