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Google 'hires' camel for Street View images of Liwa Desert

Abu Dhabi - Although Google typically captures its Street View images by mounting its Trekker on top of a car, Google soon realized they needed to "hire" a camel if they wanted to capture photos of a remote desert area.

Singer Rihanna kicked out of Abu Dhabi mosque over photo shoot

Abu Dhabi - While in Abu Dhabi for a concert, pop star Rihanna visited the courtyard of the famous Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center where she was asked to leave after posing for an unauthorized photo shoot.

Boy afraid to fly stuck in Abu Dhabi, finally flies home (video)

Abu Dhabi - A 12-year-old British schoolboy has been stuck in Abu Dhabi for almost 16 months because his fear of flying was so great, he could not get on the plane to go home. Now he has finally returned to the UK, thanks to a hypnotherapist.

Women-only beaches coming to Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi is due to complete two women-only-beaches by early 2013, in response to demand from Emirati women. The beaches will be open to ladies of all nationalities.

Briton sentenced to death in UAE after drug conviction

Dubai - A 21-year old man from the UK has been sentenced to death in the United Arab Emirates, after he and a Syrian national, 19, were convicted on drug charges in the Gulf state.

Abu Dhabi sets 90% waste diversion rate from landfill

Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi has announced plans for moving towards a 90 per cent waste diversion rate by 2018, with plans of achieving zero waste in the next 25 years. But will their ambition be their key to success, or their ultimate undoing?

Emirates Palace Hotel regrets $11M Christmas tree

Abu Dhabi - The Emirates Palace Hotel's extravagant Christmas tree, decorated in jewelry, gold and gems, and recently unveiled in Abu Dhabi, will be remembered as the most expensive Christmas tree in history, as well as the seven-star hotel's greatest regret.

UAE Royal Cleared of Torture in Abu Dhabi Court

The Al Ain Criminal Court in Abu Dhabi, one of the seven states that make up the United Arab Emiratres (UAE), has cleared a member of the UAE's ruling family of torture.

Abu Dhabi to Sue Citigroup for $4 Billion

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), the sovereign wealth fund owned by the oil-rich state in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) which shares its name, is suing the U.S. bank Citigroup for what it claims is fraudulent misrepresentation.

Abu Dhabi Comes to the Aid of Dubai with $10 Billion Bailout

Dubai has received a $10 billion bailout from Abu Dhabi, its neighbor and fellow state within the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to assist it with debts that include a $4.1 billion Islamic bond maturing on Monday.

Storm Clouds Over Dubai

Dubai’s rapid growth was financed on borrowed money - its time to pay the piper. World Markets are worried about the emirate's six month delay in payments on its debt load.

Media Giant grabs UAE mobile TV license

Emirates Mobile Television Corporation (EMTC) has been granted this Sunday the UAE's sole mobile TV broadcasting license.

Jail Inmates Charged with Raping Fellow Prisoner

A prisoner yesterday accused seven inmates of threatening him with a knife before raping him. The offense occurred in July and the 24- year old said he had reported this to the police.

Fraud Credit Card Gang Busted

Ras Al Khaimah, one of UAE's seven emirates has caught a gang that has been using fraud credit cards pretending to buy or sell mobile phones and gold.

First Classic Car Race in the Middle East heads to Abu Dhabi

Just as our breaths are taken away by Abu Dhabi's first Formula One, as we remember that it will be the first to hold races during the night, we are yet to witness another dazzling event to take place at Al Yas Marina Circuit.

Abu Dhabi to increase school day by 90 minutes

In Abu Dhabi government high schools will extend the school day for pupils by 90 minutes from the start of the next academic year.

Emergency workers Dramatically rescue Indian worker in UAE

Emergency workers dramatically rescued an Indian worker from a burning crane in Abu Dhabi. Ashok Kumar, the Indian national, aged 32, emerged from the ordeal, unhurt.

Op-Ed: Manchester City Offers Crazy Cash for Kaka

Famous Brazilian footballer Kaka was offered an incredible sum of money to join Manchester City. The Abu Dhabi-owned club says they will get Kaka "at all costs."

Sheikhs in Pursuit of Cleaner Energy in Middle East

Gulf states have started taking interest in achieving a cleaner energy. Though for those countries that have highest per capita carbon emission in the entire world, the effort will certainly not be an easy one.

Camel beauty pageant in Abu Dhabi

Thousands of camels will be fluttering their long eyelashes and swaying their giant humps in the Al Dhafrah Festival to celebrate Bedouin culture. As much as $40 million (AED) and 143 trucks will be given away.

Op-Ed: Will Dubai have to sell out to Abu Dhabi, or is there another way?

Rumors are swirling that Dubai is in at least $80 billion in debt and is looking for help from neighbouring Emirate, Abu Dhabi. Is there any other way to keep the Dubai miracle alive?
 

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Google Street View images of the Liwa Desert
Google Street View images of the Liwa Desert
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Joe Thompson was so afraid of flying that he couldn t return home to England.  A hypnotherapist has ...
Joe Thompson was so afraid of flying that he couldn't return home to England. A hypnotherapist has now helped him to overcome his fears.
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Google Street View images of the Liwa Desert
Google Street View images of the Liwa Desert
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Camels carry riders along the Gulf in Abu Dhabi. United Arab Emirates.
Camels carry riders along the Gulf in Abu Dhabi. United Arab Emirates.
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Google Street View images of the Liwa Desert
Google Street View images of the Liwa Desert
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Camel trainers scatter after releasing their racing camels at a track in Abu Dhabi.
Camel trainers scatter after releasing their racing camels at a track in Abu Dhabi.
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Joe Thompson was so afraid of flying that he couldn t return home to England.  A hypnotherapist has ...
Joe Thompson was so afraid of flying that he couldn't return home to England. A hypnotherapist has now helped him to overcome his fears.
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Camel milk isn t as uncommon as you might think.
Camel milk isn't as uncommon as you might think.
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Camel carrying a Google Trekker to map the Liwa Desert.
Camel carrying a Google Trekker to map the Liwa Desert.
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Google Street View images of the Liwa Desert
Google Street View images of the Liwa Desert
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A photo of children in Abu Dhabi
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Google Street View images of the Liwa Desert
Google Street View images of the Liwa Desert
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