Still number one in the Gulf, but it appears, from this basic trend, that other countries are becoming more competitive than the UAE.
Read through the propaganda and look at the real numbers.
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The intellectual situation in the Arab world is not just retarded, but is suffering from ignorance and lack of acknowledgement, said a Saudi intellectual at a lecture yesterday.
During the lecture — hosted by General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces — Ebrahim Al Belehi, Member of the Saudi Shura Council, discussed the ‘Structure of Retardation in the Arab Mind’.
Intellectual situation in the Arab world 'retarded'
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Sand-X.....Maximum speed on Sand
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Now, the move should be understanding what is the real market place for competition on the net, allowing local UAE telco providers to compete with Voip. Here is a simple fact: work with the "medium" of Voip and take up of of broadband will increase. I suspect that etisalat are working on the intricacies of being a step up in the local market before going head to head with services such as skype and net2phone. My inkiling would be this is a matching of price on specific locations where the majority of expats originate. Voip shouldn't bea discussion. The discussion for the telcos should be what value added bolt on products should be offered to the customers - products that should guarantee medium term revenue.
The voip issue aside, this is a great move, based on good reasoning and sound judgement.
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Ramadan Prayer Times in Dubai 2012
Ramadan Prayer Times in Abu Dhabi 2012
These are the prayer times for Ramadan in 2009
I have received numerous emails asking me for Ramadan prayer timings in Dubai. Since, I don't really know, I would recommend the times listed by the gulf news.
Prayer Times (PDF)
Click here for 2008 Ramadan Prayer timings in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the UAE in general
Posted by grapeshisha at 2:18 PM
With a 30% increase in crude oil prices, on average, this is fuelling a strong economy.
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The administration has approved a UAE request for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems [HIMARS]. Officials said HIMARS would bolster Abu Dhabi's capability to defend against an Iranian ground invasion. The UAE has hosted U.S. Army and Air Force personnel and assets.
Interesting that it was spun as a story of Bush Administration.
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"Nothing is beyond" Mr Reach. Some things are beyond Etisalat.
Mr Reach goes places that Etisalat does not.
Mr Reach is self service. Etisalat sometimes has no service.
Mr Reach is reliable. Etisalat is sometimes unreliable.
Mr Reach is a superior product in a landscape of competition. Etisalat does not have any competition and does not need to be superior.
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1. Social Networking sites
Although not all are banned, the value of such sites is huge. Facebook which seems to have the most scope of the strict social networking sites has just had a bid from Yahoo for $900m. In any world, that's a big number. The potential for the site has yet to be reached. But it is in the same realm as orkut, friendsreunited, friendster and hi5, all at the mercy of the TRA. Even sites such as LinkedIn could fall prey in these category.
2. Social Lifestyle
Myspace straddles social networking and traditional web, and has, over recent years, become one of the most influential areas on the net for the 16-24 year olds competing like for like with facebook and other blog type sites. Myspace were bought by Newscorp for $580m but, even then, that was a lucky price. I would put it more in the region of $2bn today, despite its apparent lack of imagination in the style category
The banning of Youtube, Metacafe which leave the whole online video world up for the blanket is one of the most backward decisions when the rest of the world is ploughing forward into the video generation. Youtube said recently that it wouldn't sell out for less than $1.5bn, which is a probably a little expensive due to its running costs, but ballpark close to $1bn is a good estimate.
Sensitive pictures of someone with wasta probably lead to the ban of Flickr. When Flickr was bought by Yahoo in 2005 it went for a rumoured $30m which, in the grand scheme of what is going on right now, is small change. You could claim that it is worth a couple of hundred right now, and with synergy values with myspace, if purchased, could be worth a lot more.
Was Skype really worth $2.6bn? Who knows? But there is long term potential in telecoms, and Skype is the biggest player in the VoIP market.
6. Other sites
Boingboing is valued at about $40m, but how do you value a site such as Michelle Malkin, that was banned because of the Cartoon debacle? Is it not better to listen to what people have to say, than shut out the views of others? Shouldn't the population be trusted to make their own informed opinion than to be guided by strong opinions?
7. Real sites that should be banned
I have never really had a problem with the banning of pornography or sites that verge on that limit. There is no doubt that pornography still brings in the bucks, especially online, but since this really does "contradict with the UAE social, cultural, political, economical, or religious values", as stated by Etisalat, I have no real reason to put a value on any real site. I mean, how much is playboy.com worth?
What is the point of providing you with these figures? The point is that the money is onw thing but the value is something else.
The value lies in the potential of these sites, their potential to build, and their potential to bring in the benjamins. The value lies in the investment in time and building such networks. The value lies in the technology. The value lies in being leading edge. The value lies in the what the Internet can do.
Weyak has already proved that it is a lame substitute for what is probably one of the easiest areas to emulate. Simple technical and UI issues are a step backward when you have the potential to take two step forwards. If you are remove what is perceived as competition, then you need to provide a viable alternative in a country which prides itself with being technologically forward.
Billions of dollars are atributed to these companies. These are the companies that leading Web 2.0, and yet the UAE appears to consider these a threat, because sites such as those listed, do not contradict the value of the UAE. They could help to develop and share the values further.
Imagine myspace, tailored for the Arabic population? Why not work with myspace, to build something viable for the Muslim world? Why shut them out and let everyone lose out on the potential? What's next? Banning the blogging sites and removing freedom of speech to prehistoric times would be a step that I don't think anyone is stupid enough to do, but it has been proved before. And if the rest of web 2.0 is blocked then social bookmarking sites such as del.icio.us could also be up for the chop. The whole banning mentality extends past "value", past freedom of speech - it goes past the whole value of the internet, it goes past sharing, whether that be of pictures or communication or data or anything else. It extends to trying to control the internet which is an evolving medium. Use the medium, rather than trying to restrict it.
Is it all about money? Is about about values? No, it is all about value. And that value is not being shared with the residents of the UAE.
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For many observers, however, the bigger story lay underneath in any case, in the apparent confirmation by Central Bank Governor Al Suwaidi that the US dollar will be abandoned in its role of currency peg, not by 2010, but by 2015.
Another must read from Andrew Shouler
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Say average sales at foodspots are 100. People say that during July and August, revenue is down by anything between 20 and 40% each month. And during Ramadan, food sales increase by 75%. So, taken simply and probably very crudely, you could say this about revenue:
9 months: 100 (X 9)
So, you could say that Ramadan makes up for the Summer months, since the 60 deficit is made up by the 75 increase. But shop owners are greedy, and want to maximise the revenue even further during the Ramadan months, because people salivate for the food and will pay for what they want, to some degree. Because of this known fact, if prices are increased during Ramadan, by 5%, say, so instead of 100, you have to pay 105, and there is an increase of 75%, you have an overall further increase of nearly 9% above your normal average. That 9% is what the shopkeeper wants you to spend.
But it is unfair, and perhaps unethical, to force people to spend more in a month when they are already spending more, and that is why the Government has warned retailers, importers and distributors against raising the prices of food items and other commodities during the month of Ramadan.
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Here is something I wrote last year that gives you on overview of Ramadan, its origins, and what life is really like. Have a good lunar month and enjoy the festival of the feast at the end.
Posted by grapeshisha at 12:12 AM
Including the biggest mall, biggest airport, tallest building, biggest race track…
from the Fenton Report
What is particularly amusing isBruce Fenton being interviewed about Dubai by conservative talk show host and opposition of the Dubai Ports deal, Ed Dean. The misperception is astounding, especially if you listen into how the questions are asked.
Radio Interview (tricky connection)
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Are current prices sustainable?
van der Veer: There's no point in predicting the oil prices, because it tends to be a pretty bad prediction. Why is that? Because there are so many factors at play. What I will say is that [recent data] shows that crude-oil stocks in factories around the world are very normal or even better than normal. It's a bit of a mixed picture, but by and large, there is no physical shortage in the world. So there must be two reasons [for current prices]: geopolitical tensions in the world and the amount of nontraditional money like hedge funds moving into the oil market.
Read the full interview here.
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gas production: 4.5bn cubic feet per day (2006) 6 cfpd (2008)
liquefied petroleum gas: 6m tonnes per year (2006) 12mtpy (2008)
oil production 3m barrels per day (now) 4m bpd (2007)
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* Law No.2 of 2006, issued last month, includes 29 articles, and shall take effect from the date of its issuance, and is to be published in the official gazette.
* Article No.2 considers any intentional act resulting in abolishing, destroying or revealing secrets or republishing personal or official information, as a crime. It says anyone convicted of logging onto information website or system shall be punished with jail term, or fine, or both. If the act resulted in abolishing, destroying, or revealing, changing or republishing information, he/she shall be sentenced to no less than six months in jail and be fined, or both. If such information are personal, a fine of not less than Dh10, 000 shall be imposed, and a jail term of not less than one year shall be handed out to the convict, or both punishments.
* The law also reads that anyone convicted of stimulating a male or female to commit adultery or prostitution via the Internet will be jailed up to five years and fined.
* Anyone convicted of abusing holy shrines or religious rituals or insulting them or inciting others to do so, shall be sentenced to five years in jail and be fined.
* Anyone convicted of opposing the Islamic religion will be jailed up to seven years. Anyone convicted of transcending family principles and values shall be jailed for one year and fined Dh50, 000. Anyone convicted of setting up a website for groups promoting programmes in breach of public decency and order shall be sentenced to five years in jail.
* Article No.3 reads that anyone convicted of committing any crimes stipulated in Article No.2 of this law, shall be sentenced to no less than one year in jail, and fined not less than Dh20, 000, or both.
* Article No.4 says anyone convicted of forging any document of Federal or local government?s documents, or any of federal or local institutions, shall be temporarily imprisoned, and fined, or both.
* Anyone convicted of using the forged document with knowledge it is forged, shall be handed out the stipulated punishment for forgery crime. Article No.5 of the law reads anyone convicted of hampering, blocking or preventing the reach of service or logging onto computer programmes, or information sources with any possible means whether via the use of internet or any information technology mean, shall be punished with a jail term, or a fine, or both.
* Article No.6 says anyone convicted of inserting certain information via the internet or using any IT or electronic mean for the purpose of stopping or breaking down, or destroying, deleting or amending programmes and information, shall be either jailed or fined, or both.
* Article No.7 says anyone convicted of using the internet or any electronic or IT means for changing or destroying medical tests or medical diagnosis, or medical treatment or healthcare, or even assisted others to do it, shall be temporarily jailed or fined.
* Article No.8 says anyone convicted of deliberately eavesdropping, or receiving or intervened information or messages sent via the internet by using any electronic or high-tech means, shall be jailed or fined.
* Article No.9 says anyone convicted of using the internet or any other high-tech means for threatening or black mailing another person, to incite him to carry out an act or not, shall be sentenced to no more than two years in jail and fined no more than Dh50, 000, or both.
* Anyone convicted of using the internet for threatening or black mailing another person, to incite him to commit lewd acts or honour crimes, shall be sentenced up to 10 years in jail and fined Dh50, 000.
* Article No.10 reads that anyone convicted of putting his hands on immovable funds, or a document to sign for himself or others, by using the internet or any high-tech means in a fraudulent way or by taking a nick name or assuming the identity of others with intent to defraud, shall be sentenced to no less than one year, and fined no less than Dh30, 000, or both.
* Article No.11 reads that anyone convicted of reaching data of credit card or any other electronic cards by the use of the internet or any high-tech means, shall be imprisoned and fined. If the act takes place with intent to use credit or electronic cards to get other?s money or their available services, the convict shall be jailed for no less than one year, and fined no less than Dh30, 000, or one of each punishments.
* Article No.12 says anyone convicted of producing, preparing, sending, or saving information with intent to exploit, distribute or providing others with information that causes harm to public decency, via the internet or high-tick means, shall be sentenced to no less than six months in jail and fined no less than Dh 30, 000.
* Article No13 says anyone convicted of inciting or luring a male or female to commit adultery or prostitution, by using the internet or high-tech means, shall be imprisoned and fined. If the victim is a juvenile, a jail term of no less than five years and a fine shall be imposed.
* Article No14 says anyone convicted of logging onto a website with intent to change the designs of this site, deleting it, amending its information, or taking its address, shall be jailed and fined.
* Article No.15 stipulates that anyone convicted of using the internet or high-tech means for the purpose of committing the following crimes, shall be imprisoned or fined.
* The crimes are as follows:
* 1-Abuse of any Islamic holy shrines or rituals
* 2- Abuse of holy shrines and religious rituals stipulated in other religious since such rituals are maintained in accordance to the rulings of Islamic Sharia
* 3- Insulting any recognised religion
* 4- 4-Inctiment or promotion of sins
* If anyone convicted of opposing the Islamic religion, or abusing its principles, or carrying out any missionary activities for the benefit of other religions, he should be sentenced to more than seven years in jail.
* Article No16 reads that anyone convicted of transcending family principles and values, or publishing news or pictures related to the private life of the family?s members, shall be jailed for no one year and fined Dh50, 000.
* Article No.17 stipulates that anyone convicted of setting up a website, or publishing information vi the internet or any other cyber means for the purpose of trafficking in human beings or facilitating human trafficking, shall be temporarily imprisoned.
* Article No.18 reads that anyone convicted of setting up a website or publishing information with the aim of promoting narcotics shall be temporarily jailed.
* Article No.19 says anyone convicted of transferring dirty money or concealing their sources, or transferring illegal properties via the use of internet or other cyber means, shall be sentenced to no more than seven years and a fine of no less than Dh30, 000 and up to Dh200, 000.
* Article No.20 reads anyone convicted of setting up a website or publishing information for groups calling for facilitating and promoting ideas in breach of the general order and public decency, shall be sentenced to nor more than five years in jail.
* Article No.21 says anyone convicted of setting up a website or publishing information for a terrorist group under fake names with intent to facilitate contacts with their leadership, or to promote their ideologies and finance their activities, or to publish information on how to make explosives or any other substances to be used in terrorist attacks, shall be sentenced to no more than five years in jail.
* Article No22 reads anyone convicted of logging onto government websites with intent to obtain secrete information shall be sentenced to jail. If the practice resulted in deleting, destroying or publishing such information, the convict shall be sentenced up to five years in jail.
* Article No.23 says anyone convicted of inciting, or assisting or agreed with other person to commit a crime of crimes stipulated in this law, he shall be punished with the same punishment stipulated in the law.
* Article No.24 says with no prejudice to others? rights, all devices, programmes and means used in committing any of the previous mentioned crimes will be confiscated.
* Article No.25 stipulates if the convict is an expatriate, he shall be deported after serving his term.
* Article No.26 says the implementation of penalties stipulated in this law does not contradict any other tougher punishment stipulated in the penal Code or any other laws.
* Article No.27 says law-enforcement officials are allowed to catch criminals and report violations.
* Article No28 says any provision contradicts the provisions of this law shall be abrogated.
* Article No.29 says this law shall take effect from the date of its issuance, and is to be published in the official gazette.
Posted by grapeshisha at 9:56 PM
IT’S TOUGH attending dinner parties these days. Until recently, all an economist had to cope with were requests for forecasts on house prices — for each of the neighbourhoods represented at the table. Now things are harder. Every guest has his or her own reason for wanting a forecast of oil and petrol prices.
Politicians in America are convinced that the price of petrol will determine which party controls the House of Representatives after the November elections. Republicans profess to see the recent price drop of about 50 cents per gallon reflected in a rise in their poll ratings.
Read the full article here.
Posted by grapeshisha at 9:41 PM
Helplines: Abu Dhabi and Al Ain
Below is a list of the main government hospitals, the private hospitals and late night pharmacies in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
LIST OF GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS:
Al Mafraq Hospital: 02 5823100
Abu Dhabi Hospital: 02 6214666
Al Jazeera Hospital: 02 6214800
Shaikh Khalifa Medical City: 02 6102000
Al Tawam Hospital: 03 7677444
Al Jimi Hospital: 03 7635888
LIST OF PRIVATE HOSPITALS:
New Medical Centre: 02 6332255
Ahalia Hospital: 02 262666
Al Noor Hospital: 02 6139111
Franco-Emirien Hospital: 02 6265722
LIST OF LATE NIGHT PHARMACIES:
New Noor: 02 6264264
Al Razi: 02 6326671
Central Ahliya: 02 6269545
Reema: 02 6744214
New Medical Centre: 02 6341134
Mussafah: 02 5546674
Dar Al Shifa: 02 6411299
Bin Sina Al Dana Plaza: 02 6669240
Al Ain Pharmacy: 03 7630120
Farah Pharmacy: 03 7630120
New Al Salam: 03 7543887
Posted by grapeshisha at 9:40 PM
More from this is money
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More here and here.
Posted by grapeshisha at 4:55 PM
Clinton aides had hand in Dubai deal
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Dubai Ruler Sued in U.S. over Enslaving Small Boys
Posted by grapeshisha at 3:43 AM
Dubai has sold its soul to globalization like few cities have. A glittering capitalist fantasyland has taken shape at the heart of the Arab world. It's a center of international trade, a holiday paradise and a carnival rolled into one.
Las Vegas in the Arabian Desert
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Gemstones and jewelry were at the top of Dubai's re-exports, accounting for 33 percent of the total, or about $3.63 billion.
As I have mentioned before, Dubai has continued to stick to its trading roots of yesteryear and maximise revenue slices through super efficient trade roots.
Dubai: Diamonds, Jewelry Top 1H Imports, Exports
Posted by grapeshisha at 5:43 PM
Abu Dhabi sheikhs seek green pastures
Posted by grapeshisha at 10:48 PM
Press Release from Insead
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"Fancy meeting up on Saturday, mate?"
"Sorry man, I'm goin down the Emirates. Will be Wicked"
"When did you book that? I didn't know you were going"
"Just because I was on holiday doesn't mean I'm going to miss the whole lot of them."
"What do you mean?"
"I mean I have paid and I am going, like I do every year."
"But you have never been to Doo Bye, have ya?"
"Doo - bye? Why Doo-bye? No, I'm going to watch the football. "
Arsenal V Middlesbrough, Saturday, 09 September 2006
At the Emirates Stadium
Not in Doo-bye (Dubai), but if you are coming from there, then Fly Emirates.
Posted by grapeshisha at 3:10 AM
Standard Chartered forecasts 36.6% Abu Dhabi rent hike
Inflation may rise to 13.8pc in 2006
and this year's prize for the most obvious article subject goes to:
Rent hikes key reason for inflation
Posted by grapeshisha at 5:41 PM
Dar-al-Hayat: UAE Stock Markets: Fictional Growth or End of Adjustment?
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Who is smart enough to capitalise on both the East and the West? DIFC.
The Dubai licence allows the bank to channel capital into investment opportunities between the Gulf and China, Chu said. First Eastern also plans to offer Chinese companies financing options for Middle East projects, including arranging export credit loans, project financing and equity investment.
Posted by grapeshisha at 3:48 PM
H2 figures from Gulf News
Indians: 228 accidents, 30 deaths, 344 injuries
Pakistani: 193 accidents, 37 deaths and 332 injuries
GCC nationals: 163 accidents, 20 deaths and 257 were injured.
UAE nationals: 32 deaths
Total: 157 deaths, 1457 injured.
The real numbers would be as a proportion of population. I am sure that would paint a different story. If the RTA wish to issues such figures that point to blame, perhaps that is what they should be concentrating on.
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"That sounds ****ing disgusting". However, as I have mentioned before, the pluses of camel milk are constantly being lauded. The most recent coverage comes from the Globe and Mail.
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More from the Art Newspaper
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Typical Dubai Salaries on Grapeshisha
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Then read everything by Sohail Zubairi, in his special to the Gulf News. Zubairi Zubairi is the VP for Sharia structuring, at Dubai Islamic Bank.
Posted by grapeshisha at 2:17 PM
The Times September 02, 2006
Sir, A number of UK banks now provide Sharia-compliant mortgages, which is good news for practising Muslims who want to buy a home. But where is the real difference?
Instead of charging interest, the bank agrees to purchase the property and then rent it to the mortgagee until such time as legal ownership can be transferred. By this time, the bank will have earned the same amount as it would have by charging interest, and the purchaser will have paid as much.
It reminds me of the time I visited an Amish community in the US. Landline telephones were prohibited, as the Amish believe that the devil may enter a house by way of the wires. They all, therefore, use mobile phones.
Posted by grapeshisha at 2:07 PM
1. 'Pleasure Marriages' in Sunni and Shi'ite Islam
2. Are Muslim F*** buddies a sign of progress?
Interesting reading of a topical issue.
Posted by grapeshisha at 5:07 AM
Living Large at a swanky Hotel: $1000 per night
Buying your wife a handbag so you don't feel guilty: $2500
Agreeing to an $89,000 fine to avoid tax evasion charge on above mentioned handbag: Priceless.
Posted by grapeshisha at 4:59 AM
Outside the free zones, etisalat blocks internet ports usually used for VoIP calls. Within the last two weeks, the representative said, the operator inadvertently blocked its use in Media City and Internet City, which are supposed to have unfettered internet access.
"etisalat is blocking the ports for VoIP, and we got infected," the representative said. "We are negotiating with them to open up access to VoIP again."
Mohammad Najuib, acting manager of corporate communications at etisalat, said, "Until now VoIP has not been licensed in the UAE. This issue should be addressed to the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)."
A representative for the TRA said he was not aware of any recent issues arising from VoIP access but that the agency's stance against it has not changed.
While internet-based calling faces new difficulties in the free zones, the campaign to block it in the rest of the country seems to have gained new ground. Reports are circulating that etisalat has found new success in blocking VoIP calls.
People underestimate the benefits that the freezones brought the Dubai. The freezones offered an offshore environment to operate both in local and international markets with relative ease. With the costs escalating, and now, with simple civil liberties that you would expect in the free world, there seems to be more cost than benefit.
I know of a number of medium sized companies that rejected a move to Dubai for cost reasons. And with no reasonable alternative in the region, they have elected to focus on the Chinese market.
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- For the speedemons
- Sitting on the Dock of Dubai
- Unblocking is the voice of reason
- Bab al Shams
- UAE Ramadan Prayer Timings
- UAE Nominal GDP growth
- UAE scared of Iran?
- Etisalat V Mr Reach
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- Gas and Oil Numbers Increase
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