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Gulf agrees new contract for domestic workers - official

Gulf agrees new contract for domestic workers - official

New contract entitles maids to a weekly day off, annual leave and limits the working day to eight hours - report

Al-Futtaim to invest $700m in Egypt after dispute settled

Al-Futtaim to invest $700m in Egypt after dispute settled

Dubai conglomerate says will pay the government $30.5m as part of settlement reached last week

Arab common market for trade, residence 'ready in 6 years'

Arab common market for trade, residence 'ready in 6 years'

Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby says common market will break down barriers to trade, employment, customs & residence

Qatar said to be in line to host Formula One race

Qatar said to be in line to host Formula One race

Deal likely to be signed before 2017 to make Qatar the third Middle East country to host Grand Prix - report

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Tried & Tested: First review of the Dubai Tram

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Revealed: How Sony's underwater store in Dubai will look
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Revealed: How Sony's underwater store in Dubai will look

World's first Xperia Aquatech Store that will be located at The World Islands; will open on December 3

UAE regulator expects five firms on secondary market by mid-2015
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UAE regulator expects five firms on secondary market by mid-2015

New platform aims to encourage many private companies, inclukding family-owned firms, to trade their shares

Revealed: Qatar's $1.6bn hotel, expo centre project
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Revealed: Qatar's $1.6bn hotel, expo centre project

Silver Pearl Hotel will be a 1,000 plus room luxury property located one-and-a-half kilometres off shore near Doha

UAE jails man for 3 years for belonging to 'secret organisation'
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UAE jails man for 3 years for belonging to 'secret organisation'

Man is also fined $136,000 for harming the reputation of the UAE by disseminating misleading information

Dubai's Noor Bank eyes Turkish growth to beat competition
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Dubai's Noor Bank eyes Turkish growth to beat competition

Move comes as banks in the UAE have been expanding heavily abroad, amid fierce rivalry at home among 51 lenders

Russian oil tsar to meet OPEC as Saudis keep market guessing
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Russian oil tsar to meet OPEC as Saudis keep market guessing

Igor Sechin in Vienna for talks as market awaits response of Saudi Arabia to flagging oil prices

UAE motorists face one-year ban for exceeding 200kph
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UAE motorists face one-year ban for exceeding 200kph

Car will also be impounded for two months under proposed law to improve road safety in the UAE

Austria's NIKI Airlines makes debut in Abu Dhabi
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Austria's NIKI Airlines makes debut in Abu Dhabi

Arrival of carrier's first flight in UAE capital on Monday night is part of codeshare deal with Etihad Airways

Dubai to bring in mandatory boat driving licence in January
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Dubai to bring in mandatory boat driving licence in January

Dubai Maritime City Authority says move is part of efforts to increase maritime safety in local waters

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Kim Kardashian claims she has received “a couple of offers” to develop a themed hotel in Dubai

Kim Kardashian claims she has received “a couple of offers” to develop a themed hotel in Dubai

American reality TV star admitted no formal talks had taken place, but was it was something to "think about"

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Dubai aims for world record with 5km gold chain

Dubai aims for world record with 5km gold chain

World’s longest gold chain will be on display for three days in January

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'Music of Queen' event to be part of UAE National Day celebrations

'Music of Queen' event to be part of UAE National Day celebrations

Dubai Media City Amphitheatre event will feature music from the iconic band’s back catalogue of hits, with stars straight from the London West End smash hit musical, “We Will Rock You” and the NSO Symphonic Pops Orchestra

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Sharjah bans ownership of dangerous animals as pets

Sharjah bans ownership of dangerous animals as pets

Concern had grown over number of exotic animals kept in homes or seen in cars

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Earthquake jolts Strait of Hormuz

Earthquake jolts Strait of Hormuz

National Center of Meteorology & Seismology said the quake occurred at 5:18pm on Sunday off the UAE coast

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Stenson claims victory at DP World Tour Championship in Dubai

Stenson claims victory at DP World Tour Championship in Dubai

Swedish Ryder Cup star birdies the final hole to secure two-shot win over McIlroy, Rose and Dubuisson

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Jumeirah hires new general manager for Burj Al Arab

Jumeirah hires new general manager for Burj Al Arab

Luxury hotel group announces appointment of UK national Anthony McHale who will take up role in early 2015

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Nokia re-enters hardware arena with tablet launch

Nokia re-enters hardware arena with tablet launch

Finnish firm unveils Android-based N1, just six months after selling devices unit to Microsoft

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Top 10 tips to stay safe under the winter sun

Top 10 tips to stay safe under the winter sun

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New York’s nightclub Provocateur announces opening in Dubai

New York’s nightclub Provocateur announces opening in Dubai

Provocateur is comprised of two nightlife settings, the Café and the nightclub

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The fragile finances of Formula One
By this time next year, five of the current 11 Formula One teams will probably be out of business. It’s now not a question of if it will happen but merely when it will happen. Marussia and Caterham have already gone and the Sauber, Lotus and Force India teams seem ready to join them. So in 12 months time there could be just six teams left on the grid, all forced to run three-car teams to maintain the semblance of a show. That is the harsh truth that spells out the finances of Formula One today.

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