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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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?? Sky taxi to fly in Dubai ‘from July’

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A drone that can carry people will begin “regular operations” in Dubai from July, the head of the city’s Roads and Transportation Agency has announced at the World Government Summit. The vehicle can carry one passenger weighing up to 100kg (220lbs). The passenger selects a destination on a touch screen …

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Bollywood Parks open in Dubai with Shah Rukh

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Dubai Parks and Resorts, the Middle East’s largest integrated theme park destination, today celebrates the opening of Bollywood Parks Dubai yesterday, following the opening of LEGOLAND Dubai and Riverland Dubai two weeks ago. Bollywood Parks Dubai, is a first-of-its-kind theme park that showcases rides and attractions based on some of …

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