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Highlights from PM Modi’s Speech in Dubai

Highlights from PM Modi’s Speech in Dubai

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his much-awaited speech to a large gathering at the Dubai Sports City Cricket stadium on 17th August 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For a stadium that could accommodate 25,000 people, the registrations initiated through the website NamoInDubai.ae reached a massive 50,000. Indians constitute the […]

 
 

Putting On Faces in Dubai – A Body Painter’s Take on Art

Putting On Faces in Dubai – A Body Painter’s Take on Art

Dubai-based body paint artist Alicia Goveas explains how art can be a means of escape, body art as a medium of message, and art’s role in making the world a better place While we chance upon faces with a cursory glance, either to spot familiarity or confirm unacquaintance, Alicia Monica […]

 
 

Independence Day – A Cake Called India

Independence Day – A Cake Called India

The day calls for a celebration, and the eclectic cake is a metaphor for bitter-sweet moments, struggle and separation, but also of inspiration, success, and joy Fresh out of the oven, my country India leaves an aroma of stories that can be discussed and reflected upon forever. It is the […]

 
 

Google renames itself Alphabet, do you know why?

Photo - Robert Scoble/Flickr

Google seeks to call itself ‘Alphabet’. Does it have a business arm for each of the 26 letters of the English Alphabet? Let us find out! While most of us were fast asleep, a new Alphabet was being written. The Bible of the Netizens, Google, is creating a new operating […]

 
 

Jennifer Aniston for Emirates Airlines

Jennifer Aniston for Emirates Airlines

Wakey Wakey! Hollywood is eyeing all our airlines. Has Emirates has signed Jennifer Aniston as its brand ambassador?  Dubai-based Emirates airlines has apparently roped in Hollywood actor Jennifer Aniston to promote the airline in advertisements. Reportedly, Aniston has signed a USD5 million-deal with Emirates. News portals in New York have reports stated […]

 
 

Porn banned, what about rape? #Nextban

Porn banned, what about rape? #Nextban

A porn ban in India might not work in the absence of sex education. For crime continues to live in our heads and of course there are proxy sites to work around. Are we really nipping it in the bud?  A virtual network or a proxy network will bring about […]

 
 

Extreme weather a threat to the energy system

Extreme weather a threat to the energy system

Christoph Frei, the Secretary General of the World Energy Council said today that the climate challenges and cyber risks are posing a greater threat to the energy system than ever before. “Energy frontiers are shifting in a dramatic way and many of the challenges are more daunting today than ever before. […]

 
 

Holidaying With Halal Tourism – Interview with MuslimBreak.com

Holidaying With Halal Tourism – Interview with MuslimBreak.com

In this Interview with Eyup Celik, the co-founder of MuslimBreak.com, we provide insights into the global halal travel and tourism market The economic success of certain Islamic countries and the Muslim community gobally has translated into travelers exploring the world beyond their boundaries, albeit without compromising on their Halal consciousness.  According to The […]

 
 

Adding Fuel To UAE’s Rising Costs? – An Expat View

Adding Fuel To UAE’s Rising Costs? – An Expat View

As new fuel prices in the UAE take effect from today, the expat view on rising costs resurfaces with a fresh context The United Arab Emirates recently lifted fuel subsidies, thereby deregulating its price and pegging them to the global level. Owing to the country’s cautious approach towards limited resources […]

 
 

Iran Nuke Deal brings cheer for Auto industry

Iran Nuke Deal brings cheer for Auto industry

Iran at the crux of opening up for business again, huge potential for Auto One of the best things that the recent nuclear deal is spelling out for Iran is the phasing out of economic sanctions. Once the sanctions are lifted, and the economy is thrown open for business again, […]

 
 

Emirati females more likely to work in Banking & Finance than male counterparts: report

Emirati females more likely to work in Banking & Finance than male counterparts: report

Banking & finance could serve as a key sector for maximising employment for women in the UAE Emirati women are more likely than their male counterparts to consider a position in banking and finance (29% vs 11%) found a major survey on Emiratisation conducted by Oxford Strategic Consulting. The survey also […]

 
 

Lost Spiritual Values and the Youth of Today

Lost Spiritual Values and the Youth of Today

OpEd – Harun Yahya calls on all the people of the world, especially the youth, who want love and brotherhood to prevail in the world -to unite and defend the rights of millions of innocent people and join forces as the bringers of peace in the world.  Wars, genocides and massacres that drowned the […]

 
 

DP World Begins Work on New $1.6 Billion Container Terminal

DP World Begins Work on New $1.6 Billion Container Terminal

DP World Begins Work on New $1.6 Billion Container Terminal at Jebel Ali Port Terminal 4 to add 3.1m TEU capacity in Phase 1 bringing port’s total capacity to 22.1 TEU by 2018 3,000 metre causeway and bridge under construction to allow access from land before the end of 2015 […]

 
 

UAE Fuel Subsidy Reform gets a thumbs up from Moody’s

UAE Fuel Subsidy Reform gets a thumbs up from Moody’s

Fuel Subsidy Reform Is Credit Positive for United Arab Emirates and Abu Dhabi: Moody’s Hydrocarbon revenues comprised 75% of the UAE’s consolidated revenues in 2014 UAE fuel subsidies equal $730 per resident per year, compared with $2,810 in Qatar and $2,522 in Kuwait Last Wednesday, the United Arab Emirates Ministry […]

 
 

Honey, I dumped Gold on China!

Honey, I dumped Gold on China!

Who is trying to weigh the yellow metal down? Do you know the answer? Do we have a new hero in the making, say the Yellowman? Just like Batman, works in the dark, at the most unassuming hours and does a whole lot of stuff to which the world wakes […]

 
 

World’s Oldest Qur’an – A Symbol of Modern Endeavour

World’s Oldest Qur’an – A Symbol of Modern Endeavour

The discovery of oldest Qur’an fragment in Birmingham is a moment of excitement and reflection for the modern Muslim world. For the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims, Qur’an provides a rich experience of devotion and knowledge that has transcended languages & cultures. Touted as the world’s most memorized book, the Qur’an […]

 
 

A touching social experiment by Emirates

“When you’re not around…” – a social experiment by Emirates NBD Have you ever stopped to think about what you mean to the ones who love you? Have you ever stopped to think about their life without you? Dubai based Emirates NBD bank asked a few families in the UAE this […]

 
 

Finally, UAE to end fuel subsidies

Finally, UAE to end fuel subsidies

Fuel subsidies have been on the radar for quite some time now, finally the decision is here The International Monetary Fund must be heaving a big sigh of relief. After multiple reiterations, at least one country in the Middle East is all set to withdraw fuel subsidies. UAE’s Ministry of […]

 
 

Redefining the Fourth Estate –Snapchat’s #Mecca_Live

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaabah inside the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah after morning prayers, before the start of the Hajj pilgrimage. Photo - Caren Firouz/Reuters

The marriage between Islam & media was never a smooth one, but Social Media is providing a truce “To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt” – […]

 
 

Is It Not Time for the People of Rakhine to Attain Their Freedom?

Is It Not Time for the People of Rakhine to Attain Their Freedom?

Op-Ed Harun Yahya highlights the plight of the people of Rakhine -the Rohingya Muslims- one of the most persecuted communities in the world, and calls for requisite steps in favor of democracy, freedom and human rights. The policy of violence and persecution against the people of Rakhine in Myanmar, formerly known […]

 
 

Jeff Platt gets his trampoline game to the Middle East

Jeff Platt gets his trampoline game to the Middle East

The Trampoline park man, Jeff Platt, in conversation with the Arabian Gazette He operates a chain of indoor trampoline parks in the US and Canada. He runs one of the most popular and promising companies in the US. But what is he doing in this desert nation? Well, he promises […]

 
 

Eid Mubarak from team Arabian Gazette

Eid Mubarak from team Arabian Gazette

Wishing you a very Happy Eid from all of us at Arabian Gazette

 
 

Chinese firms eye the GCC construction market: Deloitte

International and Chinese firms eye the $2.8 trillion GCC construction market With $2.8 trillion worth of projects planned or ongoing in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, international firms are increasingly eyeing the construction market in the region. At a recent Deloitte Breakfast Briefing session, a select group of key […]

 
 

Top things to do before buying a car

By Christopher Milbourne, a writer at dubicars.com Are you looking to be a used car, it can be a daunting task but not to worry here are some things you’ll need to note in order to not get ripped off. For example I stumbled across a 2002 Jaguar XJ8 for only […]

 
 

Beyond Biryani – Humbling moments in Ramadan

Beyond Biryani – Humbling moments in Ramadan

Amidst the delicacies in Ramadan, some experiences provide us food for the soul. Blessed are the people fasting in Dubai, and a special blessing is for the ones who spend Ramadan with family. It’s as if even the watch observes the holy month, the hours and minutes synchronized to reach […]

 
 

Six UAE Residents’ Dream Come True with Western Union’s ‘WU Wish’

Six UAE Residents’ Dream Come True with Western Union’s ‘WU Wish’

The Western Union Company reports tremendous success with ‘WU Wish’ – a programme that encourages people to describe their wishes for someone other than themselves, and aims to fulfil the most deserving among them. WU Wish has recorded more than 2.3 million viewers on its social media platforms, and these […]

 
 

MENA Eid Travel Trends 2015 – More Travellers Taking Quick Breaks

MENA Eid Travel Trends 2015 – More Travellers Taking Quick Breaks

This year’s MENA Eid Travel Trends report by Wego reveals that the story isn’t about destinations as such – but rather, MENA travellers are taking multiple short breaks, taking advantage of great LCC connections and OTA options.  Middle East travellers are making more last minute, quick break, travel decisions during […]

 
 

Nuclear deal reached with Iran

Nuclear deal reached with Iran

Long-pending Iran nuclear deal seems to be taking shape finally  The Associate Press reports that a landmark nuclear agreement with Iran has been reached. The deal will allow the U.N inspectors to monitor Iranian military sites. However, early reports suggest that Tehran will have the right to challenge request from […]

 
 

Abu Dhabi eyes Australia

Abu Dhabi eyes Australia

Economic co-operation with Australia is the key Mohammed Thani Murshid Al-Rumaithi, Chairman of the Federation of the UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FCCI), and Chairman of the Board of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI) and Ambassador of the UAE to Australia, Obaid Al Heri Al Ketbi, […]

 
 

UAE executes ‘Reem Island Ghost’

UAE executes ‘Reem Island Ghost’

UAE executes an Emirati woman convicted of a murder of a US school teacher The UAE was witness to a decision that reflected zero-tolerance towards terrorist crimes. In a rare decision, an Emirati woman was put to death by a firing squad for the murder of a US school teacher. […]

 
 

Dubai foreign trade grows on heavy investments

Dubai foreign trade grows on heavy investments

Infrastructure drives foreign trade, soars 3% in Q1 2015 Dubai’s foreign trade soared 3% in Q1 2015, hitting AED 331 billion compared to AED 323 billion in the same period of 2014. The growth is attributed to the emirate’s heavy investment in its infrastructure, which has significantly enhanced its attractiveness to […]

 
 

Dubai Deserts Luxury for Budget Hotels

Dubai Deserts Luxury for Budget Hotels

Budget Hotels to Steer Dubai Hospitality Sector A new report published by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) today reveals that almost 50% of the 3,600 new hotel rooms to enter the Dubai market in the final months of 2015 have a 3-star or lower rating. JLL report a current supply of […]

 
 

UAE busts Nigerian cyber criminal gang

UAE busts Nigerian cyber criminal gang

UAE busts Nigerian cyber criminal gang operating from the Emirate of Ajman, targeting victims in the US. Tools of the crime recovered in raid include electronic devices; financial remittance documents; hacking software; bank accounts; and a list of more than 5 million electronic bank accounts targeted by the gang. The […]

 
 

Dubai on track to be top Islamic economy: Sheikh Mohammed

Dubai on track to be top Islamic economy: Sheikh Mohammed

Dubai’s ambition of becoming world’s capital of Islamic economy on track, Sukuks (Islamic Bonds) listed on Dubai’s exchanges rose to AED135 billion in 2015 Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Wednesday said the first goal of the strategy launched two years […]

 
 

Dubai real estate to see further correction in prices

Dubai real estate to see further correction in prices

A new survey of the Dubai real estate sector revealed indicate that Dubai property market is currently undergoing a correction in property values over the three months to June, but the rental market continues to strengthen. According to the latest survey by Emirates NBD and Markit, real estate agents in Dubai experienced […]

 
 

Iftar for cabs initiative. Let’s Go!

Iftar for cabs initiative. Let’s Go!

The blessings and benefits of the holy month of Ramadan continue to rain-down in the Emirate of Dubai with Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre participating in Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ sixth annual ‘Iftar for Cabs’ initiative on Wednesday, July 8th 2015. Conceptualised by Starwood Hotels & Resorts – […]

 
 

Cases at DIFC Courts surge in first half of 2015, 447% rise in claims

Cases at DIFC Courts surge in first half of 2015, 447% rise in claims

The first six months of 2015 has seen a dramatic rise in the value of claims filed at DIFC Courts, reflecting the growing confidence placed in DIFC and Dubai as a global and regional centre of legal excellence. The total value of claims filed in the DIFC’s Court of First […]

 
 

Kevin Ceccon dazzles fans in Silverstone

Kevin Ceccon dazzles fans in Silverstone

Ceccon claims maiden win at Silverstone First Driver Kevin Ceccon and Arden Team dazzled fans in England after an artistic performance in Silverstone Race, showing supremacy from beginning to end, managing the attacks of Mercedes driver Esteban Occon, signing the best lap of the race, and maintaining a winning position […]

 
 

UAE Businessman Pledges AED4.2bn for Education

UAE Businessman Pledges AED4.2bn for Education

Prominent UAE businessman, Abdullah Al Ghurair, pledges one third of his assets (AED 4.2 billion) to launch Abdullah Al Ghurair Education Foundation Reflecting his commitment, dedication and on the occasion of UAE Humanitarian Work Day 2015, one of the UAE’s most respected business figures donated one third of his assets […]

 
 

Millennials Lead Car Searches

Millennials Lead Car Searches

Car ownership is a top priority among Millennials, reveals study. An Uber investor recently claimed that millennials don’t care about cars.This raises the question: how important is owning a vehicle to the youths of UAE? It turns out car ownership is a top priority among Millennials, according to the latest […]