Dubai Tourism and Shah Rukh Khan recreate the #BeMyGuest magic

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) proudly revealed today the much-awaited #BeMyGuest campaign video, featuring Bollywood Baadshah Shah Rukh Khan. While the first video, which took YouTube by storm last year, featured Shah Rukh Khan surprising residents and visitors...

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Uncertainty hangs over crisis-hit Gulf summit as UAE, Saudi Arabia form new group

The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced it has formed a new economic and partnership group with Saudi Arabia, separate from the Gulf Cooperation Council — a move that could undermine the council amid a diplomatic crisis with member state Qatar .The Emirati foreign ministry announcement, just...

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Saudi photographer makes it into National Geographic

A rare Hajj photo taken by Ammar Alamir, a young photographer from Makkah, was featured in National Geographic Magazine.The photo depicted pilgrims in Makkah circling the Holy Kaaba while carrying colorful sun umbrellas.Alamir, who is passionate about capturing Makkah’s beauty and heritage, has a bachelor’s...

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Video: Father pardons his son’s killer minutes before execution

A Saudi citizen from Saudi Arabia's Khamis Mushait province in Aseer area surprised everyone, including his son's killer on the day of the latter's execution with a last minute life and death decision.In a video that has gone viral on social media, the father can be seen arriving with a group of people...

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Fire strikes another tower in the Dubai Marina

 A fire broke out on Sunday at another high-rise tower in the Dubai Marina, just days after a blaze struck one of the world's tallest residential towers in the same neighborhood.Authorities quickly extinguished Sunday's fire at the Tiger Tower and said it injured no one. But the blaze rattled nerves...

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Qatar seals 5-billion-euro naval deal with Italy

Qatar has concluded a 5 billion euro deal with Italy for seven navy vessels, the Qatari foreign minister said on Wednesday, part of a military cooperation agreement between the two countries.Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani made the announcement at a news conference with his Italian counterpart...

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Dubai Hospital receives Guinness World Record for removing world’s largest kidney

Dubai Hospital has successfully removed the world’s largest kidney from a 56-year-old Emirati man.Dr. Fariborz Bagheri, head of the Urology Department at the hospital, received a Guinness World Record certificate on Thursday after months of verifying the data, which confirmed that one of the kidneys...

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Abu Dhabi named second best city to live and work in

Abu Dhabi has been named the second-best city to live, work and do business in, overtaking both London and Paris.The Ipsos City Index ranked New York as the most popular city in the world, followed by Abu Dhabi in second place. London trailed the UAE capital, coming in third followed by Paris, which...

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Medics in pink: Dubai launches women-only ambulances

Four women in pink remain on standby 12 hours a day, seven days a week, to come to the aid of their "sisters" in Dubai.The four - two medics and two drivers - are leading a pilot project for a women-only pink ambulance service that aims to expedite medical care by helping patients feel more at ease."In...

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Saudi Arabia to introduce physical education for schoolgirls

Saudi public schools will begin offering physical education for girls in the coming academic year, the kingdom’s education ministry announced on Tuesday, a long-awaited step toward social reform in the Islamic kingdom.Physical education for women is controversial in Saudi Arabia, where conservatives...

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