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Georgia the happening destination this Eid for UAE residents

Georgia the happening destination this Eid for UAE residents

Georgia is the most favoured holiday destination this Eid. The visa norms for UAE residents have been eased.  With the Eid-al-Adha festival round the corner, it is that time of the year again when holiday planning is in full swing for the UAE residents. Stepping aside from the norm of […]

 
 

Islamophobia and stereotypes met with Muslim humour

Islamophobia and stereotypes met with Muslim humour

Islamophobia questioned: Interrogating one stereotype would help Muslims unfix numerous others – opines Haroon Shah Islamophobia’s apodictic footings in American and Western societies are reflective of its long history preserved in the canons of history. However, its tidal-wave came to the fore in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, chilling […]

 
 

The Name of the PKK Terror Organization in Syria is the PYD

The Name of the PKK Terror Organization in Syria is the PYD

Harun Yahya in this Op-Ed clarifies a very important reality that the PYD is the Syria branch of the PKK terror organization, with evidence. The PYD is the PKK in Syria, not a representative of the Syrian Kurds. Armed PYD militants also make up the YPG. Banners belonging to the PKK/KCK, […]

 
 

European Union flooded with migrants and asylum seekers

European Union flooded with migrants and asylum seekers

EU member states are tightening border controls and introducing security checks to limit the unrestricted inflow of refugees. Analysis by IHS: Bottom line Cargo and transport disruption risks are currently most severe in Calais, but are likely to expand to a wider geographical area in the three-month outlook. EU member […]

 
 

Travel Out Of Bosnian Blight – Interview With HelloBosnia.com

Travel Out Of Bosnian Blight – Interview With HelloBosnia.com

Bosnia & Herzegovina is rising from the shadows of an infamous past,  flowering into a tourism hot-spot – attracting travellers especially from the Middle East. In the entire journey, Armin Osmancevic is determined to connect people with his beloved hometown – both emotionally and digitally. We spoke to him about his […]

 
 

Sony Mobiles seeks new opportunities in the Middle East

Sony Mobiles seeks new opportunities in the Middle East

Spyros Gousetis, Director of Marketing, Sony Mobile Communications for the Middle East, in conversation with the Arabian Gazette.  Gousetis told the Arabian Gazette that the company seeks to pursue new business opportunities in the MEA region  to introduce new products and services. Also, putting to rest speculations, he explained that there are […]

 
 

Zomato gets funds from Temasek and Vy Capital

Zomato gets funds from Temasek and Vy Capital

Zomato has $60mn more on its plate Zomato, the restaurant search and discovery app, announced today that it has raised USD 60 million in a fresh round of funding that is being led by Singapore investment company, Temasek with participation from existing investor Vy Capital and will use the investment to further […]

 
 

USA, UAE, Singapore named top countries for residential property investibility

USA, UAE, Singapore named top countries for residential property investibility

A report published today by international real estate advisor Savills has ranked the United States of America (USA), the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Singapore respectively as the top three countries for residential investability on the basis of economic growth and market recovery. The new Savills World Residential Investability Ranking […]

 
 

Tehran lining up $100bn of energy deals – MEED Report

Tehran lining up $100bn of energy deals – MEED Report

Tehran lining up $100bn of energy deals, says MEED Investment in oil, gas and petrochemicals projects will be priority for post-sanctions Iran Tehran is lining up $100bn worth of energy deals it wants to sign in the aftermath international sanctions being lifted, according to a new report by Middle East […]

 
 

Le Méridien Dubai offers aid of US$ 50,000 to Nepalese associates

Le Méridien Dubai offers aid of US$ 50,000 to Nepalese associates

In the wake of the series of horrific earthquakes that struck Nepal earlier this year, ten associates of Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre and Le Meridien Fairway have been presented a cheque of US$ 5,000 each from The Starwood Associate Relief Fund, Inc. (SARF). The associates who received the grant […]

 
 

Our Teachers – The Guiding North Star

Our Teachers – The Guiding North Star

The birthday of India’s first Vice President, Dr. Radhakrishnan on 5th September is celebrated as Teachers’ Day in India and in Indian schools across the United Arab Emirates Despite the many roles he played, the late President of India wished that everyone remembered him as a teacher One of the […]

 
 

Instagram’s Caroline Calloway is only the beginning!

Instagram’s Caroline Calloway is only the beginning!

Inspired by the Cambridge student who gathered a huge online following after posting sneak peeks from her university life in the form of Instagram posts, each accompanied by a novel-like caption, Palestinian writer Ziad Khalifeh thought that just like Caroline Calloway, he too would finally publish his intriguing book “The […]

 
 

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 […]