Blackberry 10 Availability and Price in UAE

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According to Blackberry, Blackberry 10 will be available in UAE on February 10, 2013.

Here's what Blackberry was announced:

In the UAE, the BlackBerry Z10 will be available on February 10th. Pricing will vary by carrier partner, but unsubsidized it will retail for AED 2,599.

BlackBerry 10 Price and Availability on Your Region

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Since BlackBerry show off the new BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 devices, we know you’re all wondering, “When can I get my hands on them?” I’ve collected all the official details for you below.

Worldwide, BlackBerry have several key markets that are revealing pricing and availability today, including the UK, Canada and UAE:
In the UK, the BlackBerry Z10 will be available beginning tomorrow on pay monthly contracts and pre-pay plans from EE, O2, Vodafone, Phones 4u, BT, 3UK and the Carphone Warehouse. BlackBerry Z10 smartphones will be available fully subsidized on competitive monthly pay contracts. Price points will vary according to carriers and retail partners.
In Canada, the BlackBerry Z10 will be available on February 5th. Pricing will vary by carrier partner, but it will retail for around $149.99 on a 3-year contract.
In the UAE, the BlackBerry Z10 will be available on February 10th. Pricing will vary by carrier partner, but unsubsidized it will retail for AED 2,599.
In the U.S. market, we expect availability with most carriers for the BlackBerry Z10 to be in March. Today, U.S. carriers will start announcing pre-registration and price plans.
Many of our global partners have already launched or will be launching pre-registration and pre-order sites today.
We expect the first global carriers to launch the BlackBerry Q10 in April. We will announce new pricing and availability information as carriers roll out around the world.
Be sure to let us know when you’re picking up your new BlackBerry 10 device and how much you love it in the comments below.

Video- BlackBerry 10 - Application Management for Business

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BlackBerry 10 with BlackBerry Balance makes it easy for your business to deploy, manage and secure work apps, all from one place. By seamlessly creating a corporate app storefront, administrators can push and recommend apps, making it very easy to find and use them alongside personal apps on either company owned or personal BYOD devices. Only on the new BlackBerry Z10. Powered by BlackBerry 10.

Learn about BlackBerry application management for business a t . With BlackBerry 10, it's easy to find, download and use the apps to help you work more effectively without compromising your ability to download and use personal apps and content.

How to Add or change your email signature on your BlackBerry® smartphone

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Add or change your email signature on your BlackBerry smartphone.

Meanwhile, RIM rebrands itself with a new name- Blackberry, a new operating system and a new phone. It’s a bold step for a company that made several missteps after ruling the smartphone segment and believes it must start over from scratch with new products and a new brand.

"We are now 'BlackBerry'. One brand, One promise." -Thorsten Heins

Video- Blackberry 10 Preview on Big Boys Toys 2013

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BIG BOYS TOYS 2013 has just gone live at the Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai on this beeeaaauuutiful Thursday morning.

Time to have a blast! Make sure your cameras are on full charge and see you there at 1PM when the counters to the public

BlackBerry 10? A 4m long motorcycle? $15 million concept car? $1 million for a bottle of water? Or just test drive any of the super cars?? Many many more, just watch the video.

How to Win Big Boy Toys- Free VIP Tickets?

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Win a free VIP ticktes for Big Boy Toys 2013!

Consider yourself a VIP? Not really? Well...BBT certainly do!

After the success of yesterday's referral competition, BBT have yet another delicious opportunity! Here is how you and a friend of yours could enjoy being a Big Boys Toys VIP starting tomorrow with TWO tickets to win!
1) SAVE the below picture first
2) Upload this as your FB profile COVER PHOTO (NOT your profile pic)
3) Keep it as your COVER PHOTO at least until until 3PM tomorrow.
4) Tag 10 of your friends to this image, asking them to do the same and increase your chances and theirs of winning
5) Let us know that you are IN by commenting under this picture so we can check it and keep track of the entries!
2 winners from the participants will be drawn out before 5pm tomorrow to have a fabulous VIP weekend at Big Boys Toys!
On your marks? Set? GO!

Big Boys Toys 2013- 11 Reasons to Go!

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Good morning Boys and Girls. Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys & Girls! BIG BOYS TOYS 2013 has just gone live at the Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah.

Here's 7 out-of-a-Zillion FUN reasons why you should be at the BIG BOYS TOYS event tomorrow!

Some of the FUN things you can SEE at this year's Big Boys Toys:

□ BLACKBERRY 10 demo and Pre-booking
□ Super Car Launches
□ Bike Launches
□ Hunting vehicle which changes colours
□ Ultra high-end audio systems
□ 15 million dollar Concept Car
□ See the most expensive bottle of water at USD900,000
BIG BOYS TOYS 2013 has just gone live at the Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai on this beeeaaauuutiful Thursday morning.

Time to have a blast! Make sure your cameras are on full charge and see you there at 1PM when the counters to the public.

Send out a shout! Or simply like n' share!

Photos posted on Twitter and Instagram. Credit to owners of the photos

The Weight Loss Show 2013 on February 1 and 2

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Join the The Weight Loss Show 2013 on February 1 and 2.

The Show is the event to attend whether you are trying to lose weight, eat healthy or just stay in shape. Visitors will meet with fitness experts, nutritionists and exhibitors all wanting to help you achieve your health or well-being goals.

From fitness competitions and live cooking stations to inspiring seminars, innovative weight-loss solutions, workout demos and healthy & nutritious food, The Weight Loss Show is guaranteed to cater for everybody’s needs. 

It’s a free event packed with loads of thrills for the whole family, so don’t leave your kids behind.

Behind the Candelabra Movie Trailer showing in UAE Cinema

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Michael plays the legendary performer and Matt as his young lover Scott Thorson in the said movie.

Reports said when a scene required both actors to lock lips, Matt closed his eyes and imagined he was kissing Michael’s wife, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones. The latter in an interview said she was “extremely flattered.”

BEHIND THE CANDELABRA will be Steven Soderbergh's final directorial effort according to the Director.

”Movie Trailer will be posted here as soon as it becomes available online. Not sure though if it will be shown in UAE.

In an interview with Playboy, Matt Damon talked about being naked in Behind the Candelabra, the movie in which Damon plays the gay lover of Liberace (played by Michael Douglas). Is full frontal nudity becoming more common for men in films and do women want to see it? Pop Trigger breaks it down.

Video- Toyota is the World's Top Automaker for 2012

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Toyota is once again the world's top automaker, selling nearly 9.75 million vehicles in 2012.

Toyota Motors Leads 2012 Global Sale!

According to AFP Report, General Motors lost the global sales crown once again to Toyota in 2012 as its sales grew just 2.9 percent to 9.2 million vehicles, the US auto giant said Monday, January 14.

GM, which briefly regained the crown after Toyota's supplies were shattered by the 2011 Japanese quake and tsunami, nonetheless remains at number two worldwide.

Meanwhile, according to Associated Press, Toyota Motor Corp. released its tally for global vehicle sales for last year Monday at a record 9.748 million vehicles — a bigger number than the estimate it gave last month of about 9.7 million vehicles.

Video- Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi Now Open

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You came, you saw, now share your experience at Yas Waterworld with everyone! Check out our tripadvisor page and make your mark

There are about 30 experiences to choose from on Slither Slides, which means our test pilots went on it again...and again...and again.

Enjoy unlimited all day access to over 40 rides, slides and attractions at the UAE’s ultimate waterpark. Have more questions? Please call us at +971 (0)2 414 2000.

For tour operator questions, details about birthday party packages, school outings, special events and exclusive park bookings please contact our Sales Team at We will acknowledge the message within 24 hours, weekends excluded.

Tickets include admission to the waterpark and unlimited use of over 40 rides, slides and attractions. Premium Admission is the same but includes a 'Fast Pass' for our rides and slides allowing guests to enjoy more of the park as they get to the front of the queues faster.

General admission tickets are available from AED225, children 3 years and under go free!

For more info visit their Facebook page.

Helicopter Flight Over Dubai Best deal

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Catch Helicopter Flight Over Dubai Best deal. Me and my friends are planning to take this once in a lifetime adventure. One group of four people will be the best to take the deal.

If you always wanted to be a pilot growing up, you envy your friends in the  aviation industry and pretend to be a bird when no one is looking, well this is a deal that is going to get you humming. For only AED 480 per person, climb aboard a fully air-conditioned Aerogulf Helicopter for a 20-minute sky tour over Dubai. (Value AED 840).

Aerogulf has been in operation since 1976 providing helicopter support to Dubai 's Oil & Gas Industry and aerial work for a variety of other Industries throughout the Middle East .
To catch more details about the deal, click HERE!

Cirque Dubai Schedule, Photos and Videos

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Catch Cirque du Soleil Dralion in Dubai on February 6-17, 2103. Photos and Videos will be posted here once it becomes available soon.

Fusing the 3000 year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil, Dralion draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its never-ending quest for harmony between humans and nature. The show's name is derived from its two emblematic creatures: the dragon, symbolizing the East, and the lion, symbolizing the West.

In Dralion, the four elements that govern the natural order take on a human form. Thus embodied, each element is represented by its own evocative colour: air is blue; water is green; fire is red; earth is ochre. In the world of Dralion, cultures blend, Man and Nature are one, and balance is achieved.

You haven't seen juggling till you've seen this.

  • "I would recommend Dralion highly tothose who can appreciate the artistry and acrobatic talent displayed in the show." The Examiner
  • "Truly a wonderful experience." Reading Eagle
  • "Cirque's unpretentious "Dralion" offers one visual gravity-defying stunner after another."The Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Exclusive tickets for Cirque Club members are available at Tickets for general public can be purchased online, starting January 9, at
    Dubai Netizens are excited for the show as they flocked the micro-blogging site Twitter to express their excitement for the show.

Road Trip from Dubai to Jebel Ali Passing by Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab

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One day we tried to take a ride from Dubai to Jebel Ali passing by the tallest building in the world and the tallest hotel and the only 7-star hotel in the world as well.

Burj Khalifa, known as Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure in the world, at 829.8 m.

Meanwhile, Burj Al Arab is a luxury hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At 321 m (1,053 ft), it is the fourth tallest hotel in the world. Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) from Jumeirah beach and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. The shape of the structure is designed to mimic the sail of a ship. Sometimes referred to as "the world's only seven-Star hotel", its star rating is disputed.

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Emirates NBD Currency Exchange Privilege Card

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How to get an Emirates NBD Currency Exchange Privilege Card?

Are you a loyal customer to Mirdif City Centre ? Visit NBD branch there and get exclusive exchange rates with our incredible card! To know more, please call: 04245111.

Meanwhile, planning your holiday with ENBD is more rewarding than before! Spend AED 2,500 on any Air Arabia destination at any dnata and get AED 10* ticket across several destinations.. To know more click here:

Emirates NBD 50th Anniversary Logo Contest for a chance to win AED 50k

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How to join and win Emirates NBD 50th Anniversary Logo Contest for a chance to win AED 50k. Design Emirates National Bank of Dubai's 50th Anniversary logo & win AED 50,000! Video tutorial on how to join was provided at the bottom of this post.

To commemorate half a century of serving the people of the UAE, we call on all designers to submit their symbol for the 50th Anniversary of Emirates NBD.

The winning entry will get an incredible AED 50,000 and will be featured on all of NBD's communication for the whole year.

Emirates NBD is one of the largest banks in the UAE with over 100 branches and over 650 ATM's

Emirates NBD has operations in the UAE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Kingdom, Singapore, and Jersey (Channel Islands), and representative offices in India, Iran and China

National Bank of Dubai was formed in June, 1963 - 50 years ago - before merging with Emirates Bank International to form the new brand Emirates NBD.

Watch the video tutorial on how to join the contest?

The new brand logo represents the harmonious convergence of two organizations that are ever moving upward

Emirates NBD employs over 50 nationalities, making it one of the largest and most culturally diversified employer in the UAE

Emirates NBD's core brand value is Customer Focus, which evidently shapes up the organization to be customer centric in its products and services

  • Design a special logo for Emirates NBD's 50 year anniversary
  • The logo should be an original creation
  • The logo should work in English and Arabic, but you can send either
  • You are advised to utilize parts of our logo (found in “about Emirates NBD”)
  • You should primarily use our logo colors (yellow, blue and white)
  • You are encouraged to add a description to your logo design (During submission)
  • Upload your logo to this Facebook app before February 28, 2013
  • The logo can either be digital, drawn on our app or drawn and scanned
  • A maximum of one logo per applicant is allowed
  • Competition is valid for UAE residents only
For more information on how to join, click HERE! 

I have just submitted my entry to the competition, hopefully it will be chosen as the finalist and eventually as a winner. Thanks in advance on Emirates National Bank of Dubai.

Where to watch Rio Carnival 2013 Parade Live Steaming?

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Where to watch Rio Carnival 2013 Parade Live Steaming online? he event is broadcast live to several countries. Watching on TV is comfortable but not any close to the fun that is being there. Definitely mingle with the crowds and watch the brazilians and Cariocas (the people of Rio).

You can watch n the Brazil Carnival YouTube Channel. You can also do more than just watching the live video. You can also chat with other YouTube users from around the world to see what they’re saying about the Brazil Carnival party. You can also watch live interviews with celebrities and popular Brazilian samba bands.

Watch Brazil Carnival live Feb 16-21, 2012 on the Carnival YouTube Channel.

Tina Turner drop her US citizenship

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US rock star, Tina Turner, whose been residing at her Chateau Algonquin lake house in Zurich, Switzerland since 1994, renounces her American citizenship to become a Swiss national.

Citing an official notice published Friday in a local newspaper, Mail Onlinereports that the 73-year-old singer has been granted citizenship by the town’s council, but the decision is not yet final pending approval from state and federal authorities.'

I’m very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here...I cannot imagine a better place to live,” the US-born Swiss resident singer reportedly said. Her agent had said Turner is set to give her US citizenship back.

Reports and speculations said that Tina Turner’s latest move was for tax reasons, but her supporters were quick to defend the music icon in social media saying they’re happy with her decision as it was all for the love of her life.

Video- Barack Obama 2013 Presidential Inauguration and Full Transcript

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US re-elected President, Barack Obama has taken the oath of office in Washington D.C. and addressed thousands of spectators to inaugurate his second term as thePresident of the United States.

Check out the Full Transcript and Video of Barack Obama 2013 Presidential Inauguration Speech below.

New iPhone with 4.8-inch screen to launch on 2013

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Earlier news said that Apple will soon launched iPhone 6.

Meanwhile, according to the report from MashableApple will launch not one, not two, but three new iPhones in 2013, one of which will have a 4.8-inch screen, a new rumor claims.

According to the China Times, which cites sources from Apple's supply chain, Apple will launch a next-generation "classic" iPhone and a 4.8-inch device, halfway between a smartphone and a tablet, codenamed "iPhone Math". Furthermore, the rumor claims Apple will also launch a third iPhone model with a 12-megapixel camera towards the end of the year.

Fujairah Rotana Resort and Spa- Best Deals

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Visit Fujairah Rotana Resort and Spa with the Best Deals! Plan your escape into the world of leisure and make it an experience you will remember for a long time. With Gym, swimming pool, beach and sauna access.

A perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Magnificent views overlooking the Indian Ocean.

To get the best deal, click here!

Taste of Dubai 2013- Schedules and Updates

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Here's Taste of Dubai 2013- Schedules and Updates. Taste of Dubai will run from March 14-16, 2013.

Now in its 6th year, Taste of Dubai has earned its position as the greatest and one of the most famous restaurant, food and drink festivals. As an event leader in the marketplace, Taste of Dubai continually strives to exceed expectations on every level, delivering year after year more visitors, more restaurants, exhibitors and sponsors.

Indulge your senses at the world's greatest restaurant and music festival!

Dubai’s largest open-air restaurant and music festival is back for another unforgettable experience. Buy 2 standard tickets for just AED 80 for Thursday, 14th March for Taste of Dubai Festival in Dubai Media City Amphitheatre.

Event Activities:
Here is a Taste of what you can do at the event:
- • Meet award winning celebrity chefs and taste their delectable creations
- • Watch live demonstrations from culinary superstars in the Philips Chefs Theatre
- • Taste delicious dishes from 30 of Dubai’s top restaurants
- • Learn from the master chefs in the Cookery School
- • Quench your thirst at a selection of premium branded bars
- • Enjoy live entertainment from city’s exciting new bands

To check the best deals for Taste of Dubai, click here!

Mark Zuckerberg talks about Facebook Graph Search

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Watch Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg talks about Facebook Graph Search Tool.

Meanwhile, Facebook says Graph Search is currently available for a limited number of users in the U.S., but if you’d like to try the beta when it’s available in your area, join the waiting list at

Facebook introduces new 'Graph Search', the new tool enables you to search for anything shared with you on the site and others can also find what you have shared with them including photos, places, and content you like.

It likewise allows you to find anything across your connections’ Timelines without having to browse and search in individual pages, which makes it more user-friendly.

Click the image to watch the video.

UAE wins the Gulf Cup 2013- UAE beats Iraq- Video

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Team UAE win the Gulf Cup 2013 in Abu Dhabi 2013. UAE fans celebrate after the Gulf Cup win at Buhaira corniche . UAE's win against Iraq in the final of Gulf Cup in Karama.

It followed an already bright start for the UAE where Ahmad Khalil had broken down the left only to see his tight angled shot palmed wide. From the subsequent corner by Omar, Khalil headed it onto Ali Mabkhout at the back post only to watch him scuff a free volley in front of goal according to Gulf News.

Spring Breakers Uncensored Video Trailer starring Selena Gomez

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Watch Spring Breakers Uncensored Video Trailer starring Selena Gomez. Catch Spring Breakers soon on UAE Cinemas!

"Spring Breakers" is rated R for strong sexual content, language, nudity and drug use and is set to be released later this year.

The movie was directed by Harmony Korine and stars Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, "Pretty Little Liars" star Ashley Benson and the director's wife Rachel as a group of college students who get into more than just your typical spring break hijinks.

The four are sent to jail after a botched attempt to rob a restaurant to try to get some cash in order to fund their school vacation. Franco, who also sports cornrows and a dollar sign tattoo on his neck in addition to his mouth bling, plays Alien (pronounced A-leen), a drug and weapons dealer. He bails the group out and takes them on a spring break they will probably never forget.

ATM that dispense $1 and $5 coins now available

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The next generation ATMs allow users to customize denominations from $1 to $100 during withdrawals so it’s easy for them to get the exact bills they want. What’s more convenient is that these new machines are also capable of dispensing coins, the report said.

According to CNN Money, Chase launched over 350 of these machines over the past months and the number may double before the year ends.

Two financial institutions in the United States, Chase and PNC, have put up across the country ATMs that can dispense $1 and $5 bills and feedback has been positive so far.

Watch Sinulog Festival 2013 Live in Dubai

Watch Sinulog Festival 2013 Live in Dubai

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Watch Sinulog Festival 2013 Live in Dubai on JAnuary 18, 2013-Friday.

Khaleej Times reported, for the first time, the world-famous Sinulog dances with giant papier mache will be brought to Dubai at the “Sinulog sa UAE Festival 2013” from Friday, January 18, at Al Safa Stadium. The festival is expected to bring Filipino families in the UAE closer to their time-honoured festival culture.

Khaleej TImes added, three Filipino organisations will vie for the Sinulog Festival Dance Competition. They are the St Mary’s Dance Group, Filipino Digirati Association and the Filipino Dance Sport Club.

Recently, the festival has been promoted as a tourist attraction, with a competition showing dancers from various parts of the country. The Sinulog competition is usually held in the Cebu City Sports Complex.

Meanwhile here's Sinulog Festival Grand Parade 2013 on January 20 Live Stream Online.

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AxeApollo Contest- Video Mechanics

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Watch the video mechanics on how to join AxeApollo contest. AXE is going where only the elite few have gone before, giving fans the ultimate out-of-this-world experience: a trip to space.

Unilever is offering a chance for 22 people – including one Canadian – to travel to outer space with the Amsterdam-based Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) as part of a new global promotion supporting the launch of its new Axe Apollo line of personal grooming products

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“The Heat” Movie Trailer starring Sandra Bullock in UAE Cinemas

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Catch “The Heat” starring Sandra Bullock in UAE Cinemas.

“The Heat” marks Sandra Bullock’s return to action-comedy, a genre typically dominated by males where stakes are higher and doubled with Melissa McCarthy as her partner-in-crime to solve crimes. Directed by Paul Feig, the buddy cop movie follows Sarah Ashburn (Bullock), a rigid FBI agent forced to team up with Shannon Mullins (McCarthy), a brash undercover Boston street cop to solve a high profile drug cartel. In a recent interview with Feig relates “The Heat” further as, “Ashburn’s been in the FBI for a long time. She’s a great agent but she’s slightly over-confident, a little intolerant of anybody who isn’t at her level, so she showboats a little bit. She gets sent to Boston to help crack this case about this drug lord that nobody can figure out. And she has to work with Melissa’s character because Melissa’s a street cop who knows the neighborhood. But she’s used to doing everything by herself and they band together, but it takes a long time for them to bond. So the fun starts there.”

Catch "The Heat" in UAE Cinemas soon

Stoker starring Nicole Kidman in UAE Cinemas

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Catch Stoker starring Nicole Kidman in UAE Cinemas.

Directed by Chan-Wook Park (known for his works "Old Boy" and "Vengeance Trilogy") and in a script written by Wentworth Miller (best known for his 'Prison Break' role), Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska lead to unfold a thrilling secret in "Stoker" where a man who claims to be a relative suddenly moves and lives with them after the unexpected death in the family. India Stoker (Wasikowska) is left with her emotionally unstable mother Evie (Kidman) when her father and best friend Richard (Mulroney) died in a car accident. Unconsciously, the misery within her is slowly being replaced by an increased infatuation to a man who claims to be her Uncle Charlie (Goode). When Charlie moves in to live with them, she felt the void left by her father has finally been filled by her uncle only to realize that the man they treated as family may have a hideous motives in the end.

Catch "Stoker" in UAE Cinemas soon!

2013 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon Details

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Catch the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2013 Details.

The Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2013 will be happening on 25 January. Race to the finish with tens of thousands of runners. The marathon will start beside the Pavilion in Downtown Dubai, just past the entrance of the Burj Khalifa. Don’t miss out on this chance – register for the full marathon (42.195km), 10km or 3km race! Registrations close on 20 January 2013.

Not a runner? Come by the Marathon Village at Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, for a day of fun-filled activities. There will be something for all – live bands, DJs, dancers, food and games, making it a great outdoor event for family and friends.

Fast and The Furious 6 Movie Trailer- Showing in UAE Cinemas

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Catch  Fast and The Furious 6 Movie Trailer!

 Fast and Furious 6 (alternatively known as The Fast and the Furious 6 or simply as Fast Six) is an upcoming action film written byChris Morgan and directed by Justin Lin. It is the sixth installment in the Fast and the Furious film series. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker,Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, and Luke Evans will star.

Schedule of cinema showing in UAE will be posted here once it becomes available online.

Watch 2nd International Kite Festival Dubai 2013

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Tamquest Entertainment is proud to present the 2nd ever International Kite Festival in the UAE, an annual gathering for kite lovers in the country. The much-awaited event will showcase some of the best kite flyers from around the world with teams flying in from India, Kerala, Mangalore, Sri Lanka and Kuwait.

Kites of all sizes, shapes and colors will be on display at the Dubai Outlet Mall on Dubai-Alain Road on the Friday, 18th January 2012, and over 10,000 visitors are expected to walk in from 9am onwards. Massive theme-based kites will also don the blue skies with some even made up to look like birds and animals. A number of kite stalls will enable people to ‘Buy-and-Fly’ instantly and kids can look forward to the Kite-building workshop between 9:30am and 11:30am.

Post the kite-flying session, kite lovers can take time out to view various kites at a special exhibition where experts talk of kite construction, materials used and other tips. The event also boasts of a Kids Play area, a Food Court and an entertainment corner with DJ Vimal spinning music throughout the day. One can look forward to many cultural programs including a one-hour performance by Dubai Drums.

Event Activities:

★ Kite Workshop (free for kids!)

★ Kite Display by International Kite Teams

★ Kite Flying for general public

★ World Stage (cultural programs from different countries)

★ Kite flying (public can fly their own kites)

★ Kids play Area (bouncing castle, camel rider, play riders etc.)

★ Food Court

★ Souq Bazaar

★ Sky Light (5000 Chinese Lanterns will be light-up)

★ Closing of the event

For the Best Deals on the Ticket you can visit Marhaba Deals
India Bus Rape Update- 7 Men were arrested

India Bus Rape Update- 7 Men were arrested

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Here's India Bus Rape Update- 7 Men were arrested.

Seven men were arrested by the police after they allegedly gang-raped a 29-year-old woman on a bus in Punjab in the northern part of India. This is the second incident of sexual assault in just weeks, after a 23-year-old medical student died from injuries inflicted by her attackers also in a bus. The latest incident involved a woman travelling back to her village on Friday night. The bus driver and conductor reportedly refused to stop when she asked them to and instead, on a motorcycle, took her to a place close to the city of Amritsar. The two were allegedly joined by 5 others who took turns raping the woman. She was dropped off near her village the next morning where she recounted the horrific experience. The police said she came with her family to report the rape on Saturday. The first incident sparked protests in India which prompted the government to set up special courts to deal with rape cases and to consider strengthening sexual assault laws.

Read the full story on the Washington Post.

Big Boys Toys 2013- Win 1 Million Dirhams

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How to win 1 Million Dirhams on Big Boys Toys 2013. Big Boys Toys is the region’s premier lifestyle event, featuring the greatest, fastest, sleekest, most unique and luxurious products from an amazing line up of the world’s most renowned manufacturers of luxury lifestyle products.

Big Boys Toys is all about fun!

Big Boys Toys - The Ultimate Playground is the Middle East's premier luxury consumer lifestyle experience, bringing together the latest technologies and the biggest brands along with high impact entertainment features, all packed into three days of non-stop action and sheer excitement.

Big Boys Toys consists of ten product categories: adventure, aviation, digital, drive, fashion, lifestyle, marine, off road, ride, and wellness; showcasing the very latest, biggest or fastest products - all of which are either unique or never seen before in the region. Don't miss this amazing event!]

To learn more about Big Boys Toys 2013, click here!

LG Spin and Win at DSF 2013- How to Join and Win

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How to Join and Win at LG Spin and Win at Dubai Shopping Festival 2013?

Buy selected LG Optimus smartphone models this DSF for a chance to win LED Televisions, LED Monitors, DVD players, mobiles and accessories, Portable DVD players, Movie tickets etc.

Terms and Conditions

- Offer valid on selected models only and valid at select stores across the UAE.

Win at DSF 2013 with Nissan Mega Raffle ticket

Win at DSF 2013 with Nissan Mega Raffle ticket

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Get your Nissan Mega Raffle ticket at the various ENOC & EPCO stations for a chance to be one of the winners this DSF drive away in 1 today.  Dubai Shopping Festival 2013 will run from January 3, - February 3, 2013.

Meanwhile, Break Dance Competition is happening at Dubai Comedy Carnival at DSF social. You got the moves? Want to join? Its from January 25-26, 2013.

Rigga Street is hosting lots of family fun activities in the spirit of Dubai At Its Best. To know more about DSf 2013, click here!

Video- Golden Globe Winners Revealed

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Golden Globe Winners Revealed earlier.

Ben Affleck named Best Director at 2013 Golden Globe Awards. The 70th annual Golden Globes took over Hollywood on Sunday evening (January 13), with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Affleck is now in an unusual position during Hollywood's long awards season, taking home the top filmmaking trophy at the second-highest film honors knowing he does not have a shot at an Oscar, CBS reported.

"Les Miserables" were easier to predict: the film took home statues for actor (Hugh Jackman), supporting actress (Anne Hathaway) and Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.

Full List of Winners:

  • Picture, Drama: "Argo."
  • Picture, Musical or Comedy: "Les Miserables."
  • Actor, Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln."
  • Actress, Drama: Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty."
  • Director: Ben Affleck, "Argo."
  • Actor, Musical or Comedy: Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables."
  • Actress, Musical or Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook."
  • Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained."
  • Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables."
  • Foreign Language: "Amour."
  • Animated Film: "Brave."
  • Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained."
  • Original Score: Mychael Danna, "Life of Pi."
  • Original Song: "Skyfall" (music and lyrics by Adele and Paul Epworth), "Skyfall."
  • Series, Drama: "Homeland."
  • Series, Musical or Comedy: "Girls."
  • Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, "Homeland."
  • Actor, Drama: Damian Lewis, "Homeland."
  • Actress, Musical or Comedy: Lena Dunham, "Girls."
  • Actor, Musical or Comedy: Don Cheadle, "House of Lies."
  • Miniseries or Movie: "Game Change."
  • Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore, "Game Change."
  • Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, "Hatfields & McCoys."
  • Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey."
  • Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Ed Harris, "Game Change."
Typhoon Pablo victims support from Dubai is overwhelming reaching 2.3M Peso

Typhoon Pablo victims support from Dubai is overwhelming reaching 2.3M Peso

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Typhoon Pablo victims support from Dubai is overwhelming reaching 2.3M Peso.

A January 14, 2013, press release from the Department of Foreign Affairs:

Filipinos in Dubai continue to pour their support to the victims of typhoon Pablo which ravaged the southern Philippines last December.

Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Sum of Tipanan Restaurant, a restaurant chain operating in Dubai and serving Filipino dishes, made a donation of P80,000 through the ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.

Similarly, Overseas Pinoy Professional Photographers Society (OPPPS), a Dubai-based Filipino organization operating under the auspices of the Consulate General, made a donation of AED 2,500 (P27,672) through the Philippine Red Cross last December 15, 2012.

With these contributions, donations from the Filipino community in Dubai have amounted to P2,371,255.

A total of 1,067 persons perished in the disaster while 342 more remain missing. Various countries, organizations, and individuals responded to the urgent appeal for humanitarian assistance with large amounts of relief supplies and a total of P729,694,367.25 in financial aid as of January 11.

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship 2013 Schedule and Results

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Catch the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship 2013 Schedule and Results. The world’s best tennis players are set to return to Dubai next month for the 2013 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship.

Roger Federer will be back to delight the crowds as he takes on world number one Novak Djokovic in the men’s tournament.

TheDubai Duty Free Tennis Championship 2013 will run from February 18 to March 2, with the action commencing with the $2 million (Dh7.34 million) WTA event, followed on February 25 by the $2 million ATP tournament.

10 maltreated OFWs from UAE file cases

10 maltreated OFWs from UAE file cases

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10 maltreated Overseas Filipino Workers from UAE file cases against recruiters.

A January 9, 2013, press release from the Department of Labor and Employment

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration yesterday disclosed that ten maltreated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have filed cases against their recruiters/principals following their repatriation to the Philippines.

In a report to Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda D. Baldoz, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said the cases have been filed before the (POEA’s) Docket and Enforcement Division, and said the agency has provided assisting lawyers to help the disadvantaged OFWs pursue their cases.

“The ten OFWs who filed the cases were among 20 migrant workers who ran away from abusive employers in the United Arab Emirates and were earlier repatriated to the Philippines,” Baldoz said.

The ten OFWs and their recruiters identified by the POEA chief are as follows:

Nerissa Molleda (Futuristic International; Cyber Manpower); Maria Malaya Padilla (Noveau Riche International; Al Mashel Agency); Diana Lou Publico (Marhaba Recruitment Agency; Golden Tower Engineering Consultant); Angela Uyammi (Dalandanan Manpower; Al Alammi Labour Recruitment/Ramil Amohtasib); Clarence Viscarra (CXM International Recruitment Services, Inc.; Expert Human Resource Consultancy Recruitment, et al); Mary Chell Afable (Sky Resources Manpower; Ras Al Khaimah); Lariza Arceo (Konnexion Manpower; Mohammed Naveed Nahrula Siddqi/Dar Almadina); Janet Bentero (Greenworld Agency; Rashi Mohammed Ali Salim Alkhaya); Jonnalyn Belmosao (Dalandan International, et al; Al Amani Labour Recruitment/Royal Emirates Supermarket LLC/Fahad); and, Maida Esmael (Shames Al Sobeh/Madam Rashia).

In his report, Cacdac said that on the case filed by OFW Esmael against Al Sobeh/Madam Rashia, investigation showed that the recruiter was without a POEA license and record of deployment. He added that two other recruiters had already been under documentary suspension by the POEA, namely, Futuristic International, suspended since November 19, 2011; and Noveau Riche, suspended since 30 July 2012 due to an earlier docketed case.

“The POEA is subjecting the ten cases to judicious investigation process,” Cacdac said.

Earlier, Labor Attache to Dubai Delmer Cruz confirmed the repatriation to the country of the 20 maltreated OFWs.

“We continue to stringently warn OFWs against falling prey to illegal recruiters and to immediately report any sign or suspicion of illegal recruitment activity to the POEA. For POEA’s licensed recruiters, the requirement is religious observance of all regulations to ensure the protection and welfare of all OFWs, otherwise heavy sanctions would be imposed including revocation of license and banning from engaging in overseas recruitment. For those previously licensed, but suspended or canceled recruiters, continuing to recruit workers is blatant defiance of the law and crime,” Cacdac said.

The majority of the abused OFWs were illegally recruited women workers who risked going abroad as tourists and ending up abused and maltreated.

Relative to this, Baldoz reminded the DOLE’s labor attaches in 38 Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs) of her earlier directive for them to go all out and prevent or preempt such illegal recruitment activities in coordination with Philippine Missions abroad and the POEA.

Baldoz, who sits as the POEA Chairman, emphasized that POLOs have been empowered to cancel the accreditation of any employer found violating the rules on the hiring and deployment of OFWs without having to go back to the POEA in the Philippines.

“You must help actively in dissuading vulnerable Filipinos from working abroad as undocumented workers where the risk of being lured into dangerous jobs, subhuman conditions of work, and sometimes, death, is higher,” Baldoz said to all labor attaches.

"Chinese Zodiac" Movie Trailer- Showing in UAE Cinemas

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Watch "Chinese Zodiac" Movie Trailer.

Jackie Chan's spectacular new adventure takes him all the way from the chateaux and vineyards of France and the hidden dangers of a jungle on a South Seas island to the terrors of a fight in free-fall above an active volcano! The story is sprung on a quest to track down six bronze sculptures, originally part of a set of twelve representing the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. The sculptures were looted from the Summer Palace in Beijing when the city was sacked by European armies in the 19th century, and there's an international campaign in progress to demand the return of stolen cultural treasures to their countries of origin. But Jackie plays a soldier of fortune, not a high-minded patriot. He's in it for the money. But as events take unexpected turns and strange alliances take shape, motives begin to change.

Schedule of Cinema showing in UAE will be posted here when it becomes available online.

Rusty Foster is now a victim of 'Facebook dead' prank

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Rusty Foster falls as a victim of 'Facebook dead' prank. 

According to ABC News, Foster had been locked out of his Facebook account after someone notified the social networking site that he’s ‘deceased’ through aMemorialization Request.

Facebook states the form can be used to “request the memorialization of a deceased person’s account.” You only need “a link (URL) to an obituary or news article” as “proof of death.”

When an account is memorialized, Facebook said only confirmed friends can view the deceased user’s timeline so they can leave posts in remembrance. This is to secure the dead person’s privacy and to prevent the account from getting hacked.

In Foster’s case, his prankster-friend reportedly used an obituary of a man who died in 2011 in a state different from what he indicates in his account. The 36-year-old found out that he died on Facebook when he tried to log in. He got his account reactivated more than 24 hours after he reported the error.

Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2013 Live Update , Schedule and Results

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Here's Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2013 Live Update , Schedule and Results.

The Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon and Dubai Half Marathon have been held in the city since the year 2000 under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. It is one of the first sporting events on the city’s calendar, occurring at the end of January, taking advantage of the cooler winter temperatures.

In 2011 the male winner, Kenyan David Baramasai, completed the marathon in just two hours and seven minutes while the female winner, Ethiopian Asselefech Medessa, completed the race in two hours and 22 minutes.

The total prize money for the marathon is US$ 1 million with both male and female first place winners receiving US$ 250,000 each – making it the largest prize for distance running in the world. There is also a US$ 1 million prize for anyone who beats a world record, but so far this has been left unclaimed. 

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The winner of the shorter 10km road race wins AED 4,000 and there is also a three kilometer fun run for residents to enter. In 2011 the three races attracted 14,000 participants from around the globe, including a huge number of international professional athletes. The Dubai Marathon has become bigger and better each year, attracting many local and global sponsors.

The race is a major attraction and many people gather to watch and support the runners as many of the 10km and 3km participants run to raise money for local and international charities.

Starting times:
Marathon: 7am
10km: 7.15am
3km: 10.30am

Text credit: Dubai Calendar

Video- Arnold Schwarzenegger tank crushes a Mercedes

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Watch Arnold Schwarzenegger tank crushes a Mercedes.

Schwarzenegger owns an M47 Patton, the U.S. Army’s and Marine Corps’ primary tank reportedly built between 1951 and 1953.

The action star, whose dream is to become a tank driver, actually drove one while serving in the Austrian Army at the age of 18.

The former politician showed off his 50-ton war vehicle to media people recently. In the video that surfaced on Yahoo! and YouTube, Schwarzenegger’s tank smashed an old Mercedes flat.

Photo- Madonna falls on snow- 'Madonna Face Plant Photo'

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See Madonna falls on snow and tag as 'Madonna Face Plant Photo'.

The 54-year-old material girl spent a Christmas holiday vacation with her 25-year-old boyfriend Brahim Zaibat and her children Lourdes and Mercy in Gstaad, Switzerland. Reports said she was skiing in a mostly-flat trail when the incident happened.

Actually, the pop singer fell into the snow a number of times. In one of the falls, Madonna fell flat on her face with her legs laid out. Photographers with long lenses captured the scene and social media shared the picture labeled “Madonna face plant photo” virally online afterwards.

Pay Your Bills with Standard Chartered and Win Cool Prizes

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Pay Your Bills with Standard Chartered- Breeze Mobile Banking and Win Cool Prizes! 

There’s never been a better time to pay your bills through Breeze Mobile Banking. Besides the convenience of paying your bills, you also get a chance to win amazing prizes.

Prizes to be won
Simply pay your bills through Breeze between 23 December 2012 and 21 January 2013 and you could win our daily prize of an Emaar Gift Card worth AED 300. The more bills you pay, the more chances you have to win!

That’s not all. The two customers who pay the most number of bills will receive a Grand Prize:
• Trip for two to The Gold Coast, Australia (First Prize)
• Trip for two to Kruger National Park, South Africa (Second Prize)

How to qualify
To qualify, the minimum bill amount to be paid should be AED 30. Please enter the word BILLOFFER in the ‘Description’/‘Remark’ field when making the payment.

You can make bill payments to: Etisalat, DEWA, SEWA, ADDC, AADC and Salik.

Get Breeze now
Download ‘Breeze UAE’ from the Apple app store onto your iPhone or log in to from your Android phone or BlackBerry today and discover the rewarding world of mobile banking!

President Obama speaks about US Tax Deal On New Years Day

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President Barack Obama speaks about The Seven Things You Need to Know About the Tax Deal.

President Obama delivers a statement on the bipartisan agreement passed today that will protect 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small business owners from a tax hike. January 1, 2013.

Obama described the agreement as, "one step in the broader effort to strengthen our economy and broaden opportunity for everybody."

DOLE tells overstaying OFWs in UAE to Avail of amnesty

DOLE tells overstaying OFWs in UAE to Avail of amnesty

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Philippine DOLE tells overstaying Overseas Filipinon Workerss in UAE to Avail of amnesty.

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday encouraged overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the United Arab Emirates who are overstaying their visas—and therefore are in the UAE illegally—to leave the country without penalty, or regularize their visas starting December 4, 2012, until February 3, 2013.

“Illegal UAE residents who had overstayed their visas can obtain exit passes and leave the country without penalties, or regularize their visas after payment of fines,” Baldoz advised receiving a report of Philippine Labor Attaché to Abu Dhabi Nasser B. Munder saying the Abu Dhabi government has issued a new, two-month amnesty to illegal residents effective December 4, 2012.

Labor Attache Munder, in his report, said illegal residents should visit residency departments across UAE to obtain exit visas or outpasses and leave the country without penalty.

The last time the UAE has an amnesty for illegal residents was in 2007 when 341,958 illegal residents of various nationalities availed of the amnesty and 95,000 illegal workers, also of various nationalities, legalized their status.

There are no estimates of how many would avail of the amnesty this time.

There are an estimated 209,385 OFWs in the UAE.

A January 2, 2013, press release from the Department of Labor and Employment

Hillary Clinton brain clot and now being treated

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The 65-year-old US cabinet official, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was admitted to the New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday after the doctors found out there’s a blood clot in her body.

In a statement released Monday, doctors said Clinton’s blood clot is inside a vein located between the brain and the skull behind her right ear. It caused no stroke or any neurological damage to her, doctors reportedly said.