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Seabed Geosolutions Bags Two Contracts

  Seabed Geosolutions will soon mobilise for the variation order that was signed today by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) with CGG to conduct a shallow water seabed survey.

Hundreds turn out for Kim Kardashian makeup lesson

They were all trying to look like her, with their fake tans, fake eyelashes, fake hair. This was their chance -- the hundreds of young women who had traveled from Ecuador, Sweden, Abu Dhabi -- to see her, take a selfie with her, impress her: Kim Kardashian.

Bahrain recalls its ambassador to Iran, citing 'hostile statements'

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Bahrain said on Saturday it had recalled its ambassador to Tehran for consultations after what it said were repeated hostile statements made by Iranian officials.

HLG Bags Abu Dhabi Port's KIZAD Contract

  The Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) has been awarded a contract with revenue of AED263 million (AUD96 million) for the construction in Abu Dhabi of Khalifa

Seychelles Signs Renewable Energy Deal With Masdar

Masdar and The Abu Dhabi Development Fund have extended financial help to another island nation struggling with limited energy resources. The island nation of Seychelles, located in the Indian Ocean, has signed an agreement with Masdar to develop renewable energy projects. Show More Summary

Share your idea for how big data can help the environment and score a trip to the Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi

The Eye on Earth Summit aims to harness the power of data and new data gathering technologies to help the environment and support sustainable development.

Trouble at Customs in Bahrain?

I decided to spend a night in Bahrain on my way from Abu Dhabi to Cairo, as it did not cost me any extra money for the layover; and I thought I would add another country under my belt — despite not there being much to do there, according...Show More Summary

New United Arab Emirates Anti-Discrimination Law Will Punish Vocal Atheists Who Criticize Religion

You'll be happy to know that President Sheikh Khalifa of Abu Dhabi just enacted a new law making it a crime to discriminate on the basis of "religion, caste, creed, doctrine, race, colour or ethnic origin." Just one problem with that. They're not kidding about protecting people on the basis of religion:

The UAE and China's Thriving Partnership

Throughout the 21st century, China's ties with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have strengthened in various domains. China and the UAE's growing relationship is a case in point. Since Beijing and Abu Dhabi established a diplomatic...Show More Summary

What’s the Point of Your Wedding?

“W hat exactly is the point of this wedding?” —me, one month into wedding planning. Right after my now-husband and I got engaged, his company granted us an overseas assignment: we were moving to Abu Dhabi. We’d been waiting for thisShow More Summary

Islamic States

The Independent reports that an Australian woman was arrested in Abu Dhabi after telling some asshole, via Facebook, not to double park in a space reserved for disabled drivers. If you ask me the appalling treatment handed out to Jodi...Show More Summary

Artist Imprisoned in Abu Dhabi Over Facebook Post

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An artist was imprisoned in Abu Dhabi this week, but not for political activism, or any other reasons you might expect.

French Museum Authority Confirms Worker Death at Louvre Abu Dhabi Site

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The Agence France-Muséums has confirmed reports, brought to light recently by the activist and artist group Gulf Labor, that a 28-year-old Pakistani worker died on June 8 at the construction site of the new Louvre Abu Dhabi museum.

An Unbearable Breakup: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

A super-strict cybercrime punishment and a surprise ending for a stolen SUV are among the weirdest crime stories of the week: Abu Dhabi Jails Woman for Facebook Picture of Car : File this under "why you should be stoked you live in the US." Abu Dhabi officials threw Australian Jodi Magi...

SINOPACIFIC Wins Bid for 9 AHTS

SINOPACIFIC Shipbuilding Group was recently successful in winning the bid for the construction of 9 AHTS vessels for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, ESNAAD.

British Museum May Loan £1 Billion Worth Of Antiquities To Abu Dhabi

“Around 500 objects have been sel ected for loan (a small number will be on short-term loan) to the Zayed National Museum, which is expected to open in 2016 or 2017. … The most valuable item earmarked is an Assyrian relief from Nimrud, the Banquet Scene (645–635BC), which was revalued last year at £100m.”

Woman Jailed Over FB Post Detained in Abu Dhabi, No Help From Australian Embassy

Australian born Jodi Magi has been living in Abu Dhabi, working as a teacher, since 2012. Recently, she was jailed over an FB post for “writing bad words on social media about a person”. The tale began one day as Jodi was gazing outShow More Summary

Australian woman deported from UAE after Facebook post

Artist released from Abu Dhabi jail after posting picture showing a vehicle blocking disabled car spaces.

Woman posts picture of parked car to Facebook, is jailed

Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi officials threw Austrailian Jodi Magi in jail for posting a picture of a parked car online, Australia’s ABC News reports.It started in February when Magi, annoyed at a driver who took up two handicap-parking spaces...Show More Summary

Jodi Magi, An Aussie In Abu Dhabi, Thrown In Jail For Posting ‘Bad Words,’ Then Ignored By Embassy

Aussie artist Jodi Magi did something on social media that’s par for the course in most countries. She snapped a photo of an able-bodied neighbor hogging two handicapped parking spaces outside her Abu Dhabi apartment and posted it to Facebook. Show More Summary

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