Qataris own more of London than the Queen

March 24, 2017 10:23 am2 comments
Qataris own more of London than the Queen

Qatari investors own more property in the capital than the Mayor of London’s office and three times more than the Queen, according to new data seen by The Telegraph. To read more, click here. 

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BBC Arabic Festival: Stories from a Changing Arab World

March 21, 2017 1:30 pm0 comments
BBC Arabic Festival: Stories from a Changing Arab World

The annual BBC Arabic Film Festival is a combination of two elements: firstly, a competition in which newcomer directors compete with one another to win the much-sought after accolade for best film. Secondly it is a showcase of talent as directors seek to provide insight into the maelstrom of the Middle […]

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Meet the new Arab emojis perking up Dubai’s WhatsApp chats

March 3, 2017 4:29 pm0 comments
Meet the new Arab emojis perking up Dubai’s WhatsApp chats

In the Gulf, though, users have hit a problem: There are no Arab emojis – unless you count a generic turban-wearing guy, who could equally be a Sikh. Keen to fill the void, two Dubai-based friends have launched an app starring shisha smokers, belly dancers and 200 other playful characters. […]

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Will Dubai get the first Michelin Guide in the Middle East?

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Will Dubai get the first Michelin Guide in the Middle East?

Could Dubai be the first place in the Middle East to get a Michelin guide? That’s the rumor going around — and it was started by none other than Michael Ellis, international director of the Michelin Guide.   To read more, click here. 

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Oprah and Pacino may visit Saudi Arabia

February 24, 2017 11:33 am1 comment
Oprah and Pacino may visit Saudi Arabia

Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino is set to visit Saudi Arabia on May 11-12 as part of the General Entertainment Authority schedule for 2017, which aims to boost the kingdom’s entertainment and film sector. To read more, click here. 

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Qatar is spending a stunning $500 million per week for the priciest World Cup yet

February 17, 2017 1:36 pm0 comments
Qatar is spending a stunning $500 million per week for the priciest World Cup yet

While hosting a FIFA World Cup often means building a batch of new, state-of-the-art stadiums, Qatar’s preparations go far beyond that. Not only are they building stadiums, but major infrastructure projects like roads, railways, airports, seaports and hospitals must get done by the 2022 World Cup too. And to do […]

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