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Abu Dhabi International Airport announces new services - gulfnews.com

Abu Dhabi International Airport announces new services - gulfnews.com | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Abu Dhabi Airports have announced all automated payment machines at Abu Dhabi International Airport will accept credit cards
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First of its kind bug map for Dubai residents - gulfnews.com

First of its kind bug map for Dubai residents - gulfnews.com | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Survey finds majority of complaints come from Deira Satwa and Bur Dubai
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Megastructures Aldar HQ Abu Dhabi Worlds First-full documentary

Megastructures Aldar HQ Abu Dhabi tags: HISTORY CHANNEL DOCUMENTARY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTARY BBC DOCUMENTARY ...
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Dubai Week in China set to launch in Beijing - gulfnews.com

Dubai Week in China set to launch in Beijing - gulfnews.com | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
The event also in cooperation with the Chinese People s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries CPAFFC will also highlight China and Dubai s thriving economic and cultural ties
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UAE details plans for first Arab Mars mission - Brisbane Times

UAE details plans for first Arab Mars mission - Brisbane Times | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
The United Arab Emirates unveils plans for first Arab mission to Mars, designed to inspire young Arab scientists and bring hope to a region rife with conflict and despair.
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The 14 Most Beautiful Places in the Middle East

The 14 Most Beautiful Places in the Middle East | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
From paradise islands to awe-inspiring deserts, we list 14 of the most stunning spots in the Middle East.
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Waterfront Cities of the World: Doha, Qatar

Doha (Arabic: الدوحة‎‎, ad-Dawḥa or ad-Dōḥa, literally: "the big tree") is the capital city of Qatar and is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf, it had ...
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Jordan’s 6,000 mosques to be sun-powered | Green Prophet

Jordan’s 6,000 mosques to be sun-powered | Green Prophet | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources announced a new initiative that will convert all 6,000 of the kingdom’s mosques to solar generated power beginning this year. It’s part of a five-year program to decrease the nation's reliance on crude oil while diversifying its energy portfolio to include more renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power. Mosques are major electricity consumers as five prayer times throughout the day keep their doors open predawn to well after sundown.
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Art Dubai and the Ten Best Contemporary Art Galleries in Dubai

Art Dubai and the Ten Best Contemporary Art Galleries in Dubai | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
The United Arab Emirates in general, and Dubai in particular, is now one of the cultural and artistic centres of the Middle East.
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‘Arabian Ark’ is saving UAE wildlife from extinction | Green Prophet

‘Arabian Ark’ is saving UAE wildlife from extinction | Green Prophet | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Oryx, giraffes and cheetahs - species once facing regional extinction - are making a robust reappearance on a desert island off the coast of Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan al-Nahayan, founder of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), created the remote nature reserve in 1971.  Forty years after Sir Bani Yas island received its first 'imported' animals, over 13,000 protected creatures now call the “Arabian Ark” home. Twenty-five species of mammals, including striped hyenas, desert lynx, and Arabian
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Surprising Inscription Discovered On Birka Ring - Ancient Viking Artifact - MessageToEagle.com

Surprising Inscription Discovered On Birka Ring - Ancient Viking Artifact - MessageToEagle.com | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
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Abu Dhabi student becomes first Emirati to win Microsoft Imagine Cup - The National

Abu Dhabi student becomes first Emirati to win Microsoft Imagine Cup - The National | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Khalid Al Awar won first place in the games category during the UAE leg of the competition for his mobile application based on Cayram, the board game that is highly popular in this region.
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Thousands of Abu Dhabi farms to benefit from pest control programme - The National

Thousands of Abu Dhabi farms to benefit from pest control programme - The National | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
In 2013, two million red palm weevils were caught and killed in nearly 120,000 traps in roughly 23,000 farms.
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Abu Dhabi International Book Fair opens on Thursday - gulfnews.com

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair opens on Thursday - gulfnews.com | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Illustrators Corner Children s area and poetry recitals mean there s something for everyone
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Foster + Partners to build hipster village in Dubai - Dezeen

Foster + Partners to build hipster village in Dubai - Dezeen | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Foster + Partners has revealed its plans for a creative community in Dubai modelled on New York's Meatpacking District and east London's Shoreditch
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Watch as a Massive Sandstorm Sweeps Across a Region Nearly as Large as the Contiguous United States - ImaGeo

Watch as a Massive Sandstorm Sweeps Across a Region Nearly as Large as the Contiguous United States - ImaGeo | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
A dramatic animation of satellite images shows a gargantuan sandstorm sweeping over Saudi Arabia and across the Arabian Sea to Pakistan and India.
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Kour Pour | A Young British Artist Who Specializes in Carpet Paintings

Kour Pour | A Young British Artist Who Specializes in Carpet Paintings | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
LA-based British and Iranian painter Kour Pour is taking the art world by storm with his intricately crafted paintings of Persian rugs.
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Food Security: Should The GCC Be Worried? - Live Trading News

Food Security: Should The GCC Be Worried? - Live Trading News | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Conflicts could also negatively impact food security through disruption to market supply, leading to a global food shortage
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The Culture Trip - Kuwait - Art, Food, Culture and Travel Guide

The Culture Trip - Kuwait - Art, Food, Culture and Travel Guide | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
One-stop website for the best of Kuwait's art, culture, travel, design, architecture, photography, fiction, film, music, food.
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Abu Dhabi falconers think drones are for the birds | Green Prophet

Abu Dhabi falconers think drones are for the birds | Green Prophet | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Falcons have been trained for hunting and sport for thousands of years across the Middle East. Now falconers in the United Arab Emirates are turning to drone technology as a new tool to teach their birds to fly increasingly higher and hunt more efficiently. Can technology teach old birds new tricks? Falcons hunt by scanning the ground below them using a cone-like field of vision; imagine a spotlight scanning the earth - the bird's-eye-view is limited to what's moving within that beam. The area w
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Solar-powered plane’s round-the-world journey underway! | Green Prophet

Solar-powered plane’s round-the-world journey underway! | Green Prophet | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
We’ve all heard of the benefits of solar power and the emergence of innovative new projects that are making use of the sun’s energy. But one is soaring above the rest of them - a solar-powered plane attempting to fly round the world! Solar Impulse 2 took off from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates early on Monday morning and has already completed its first 250-mile (400km) leg, landing in the Omani capital of Muscat. It’s now on its way to India. Two pilots are attempting the potentially reco
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A Saudi, an Indian and an Iranian walk into a Qatari bar ...

A Saudi, an Indian and an Iranian walk into a Qatari bar ... | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani takes to the TEDxSummit stage in Doha, Qatar to take on serious issues in the Middle East -- like how many kisses to give when saying “Hi,” and what not to say on an American airplane.
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Eagle-cam: Incredible POV shot as bird descends from world's tallest building - BBC News - YouTube

The eagle has landed! And what a journey it was. Watch as Darshan soars above the Dubai sky, capturing stunning views of the world beneath his wings. This Im...
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