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South Africa arrests two persons smuggling $500K to Dubai

South Africa’s Revenue Service has arrested two persons after $568,489 (R6.7m) of undeclared currency was seized in baggage checked-in for a flight from Johannesburg to Dubai. “Customs Officials at OR Tambo International Airport intercepted two passengers travelling to Dubai as they were about to board their flight [on Thursday],” the …

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Brit ‘jailed in Dubai for sending angry Whatsapp message to car dealer who ripped him off’

A Brit claims he was jailed in Dubai for sending an angry Whatsapp message to a car dealer who ripped him off. Estate agent Yaseen Killick, 29, was working in the Middle East with wife Robyn as a last “adventure” before returning home to start a family. The pair say …

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Palestinian schoolgirl wins $150,000 Arab reading prize

A Palestinian high school student on Wednesday won $150,000 (125,000 euros) in an Arabic-language reading competition organized by the Dubai government. Seventeen-year-old Afaf Raed Sharif, from Ramallah, beat 16 finalists from across the Arab world to land the top prize in the second annual Arab Reading Challenge. Participants had to …

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Blackberry ditches the keyboard as it reveals its all-touchscreen ‘Motion’ handset with a 5.5-inch screen

Blackberry has officially confirmed its latest device will be ditching the keyboard, once seen as a key selling point for the firm’s handsets. TCL, the Chinese electronics company behind its manufacture, launched the new Motion gadget at the Gitex Technology Week in Dubai. The device will initially be launched in the …

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Dubai Begins Gold-Plating £35m Landmark Structure…

Dubai’s newest landmark forms a perfect snapshot of the city’s panoramic view with a 50-storey-high gold-plated picture frame. The Frame, which cost an estimated Dh160million (£35million) consists of two 150-metre high, 93-metre wide towers connected by a 100-square-meter bridge – all covered in gold plating. From the bridge connecting the …

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Dubai enters Guinness World Records for having the world’s fastest police cars

The Dubai police force has just been presented with a certificate by Guinness World Records for having the world’s fastest police car in service — a Bugatti Veyron — just one of its 14-strong fleet of supercars. The police fleet includes a bespoke Aston Martin One-77, of which only 77 …

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