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If you were to buy the Honda CR-V 2017 model, do that for one (or more) of the following reasons.

The first in the 5th generation of the Honda CR-V, the 2017 model has been winning hearts and breaking grounds.

Thanks to the good chaps at Honda UAE, I managed to briefly test-drive the 2017 CR-V Touring. (The Full Options version, Oh yeah!)

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According to the Dubai Corporation for Tourism & Commerce Marketing, Dubai currently has over 612 hotels offering more than 85,000 rooms. The Dubai government is hell-bent on monitoring those Dubai hotels very closely to guarantee they offer the best services possible in their class.

Dubai also listens to any complaints by any hotel guests, and if the management did not remedy such problems, they are slapped with hefty fines or worse, face having their license canceled. All of this leads to the high-standards and pampering services offered at majority of Dubai hotels.
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Dubai is the perfect place for people looking for spending their times partying, having fun, and going wild in the lively atmosphere of Dubai Restaurants. We also need to remember that Dubai is a perfect place for family gatherings. One can enjoy a lot of outdoor activities with the family, whether you’re going out on safari adventures, watching movies, or casually going to the family atmospheric restaurants in Dubai.

We have compiled a list of some family-friendly Dubai restaurants to consider. We selected them based on the feedback provided by the chaps at ReserveOut.com, the online restaurants reservations website in Dubai.
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The Dubai Motor Show is a biennial auto show held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Due to the high interest of expensive cars in Dubai, this auto show attracts major car and super car manufactures, tuning companies, Antique Auto and Classic Car Restorers, Automotive restoration providers, a slew of motorcycle manufacturers, and other related companies.

This year, I went to see for myself whether the Dubai Motor Show meets its hype or not. I parked the car, walked the long walk, paid the AED65 (~$18) entry fee and and went into the Dubai International Convention Center halls. It wasn’t the weekend thankfully, so the crowd was just right. Funny enough, while strolling through the halls, I ran through a small crowd and lots of mobile phones taking photos. It was the entourage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (The Ruler of Dubai) who was visiting the Dubai Motor Show, with his son Shk. Hamdan, crown prince of Dubai. The later is one big royal fan of automotive jewels.
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For anyone who is into the Public Relations scene in UAE in general, and Dubai in particular, Alexander McNabb will be a familiar name. He is so active on social media channels, many PR companies mention him on their Twitter accounts. Dubai Radios will have him as a guest or call him for a comment. He also consults for Spot On PR agency as well as other clients. It was time to hear straight from Alexander McNabb on Wajeez. Prepare to be amazed with some PR informed tips and opinions.
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Less than ten years ago, while I was working for a tech publication, I received an email from a new PR expert who was at that time representing Microsoft Xbox.

To my surprise, and as I discovered later on after meeting him face to face and running through thorough interrogations by yours truly, he knew a lot about video games.

In fact, he was a hardcore gamer not a fake one. Something very rare for a PR expert in Dubai!

When I asked him about anything, he would get to the bottom of it or simply say I don’t know.

I always liked to work with a PR man whom I can trust and rely on. His name is…

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In 2018, icflix.com website was taken off the internet. The Company went bankrupt mainly because of its CEO.

Negative reviews on Glassdoor.com tell the real story:

“- CEO is a big fan of public humiliation – CEO is promising a lot, without results (Shares) – deprecated technologies (Elasticsearch 1, Ruby 1.8, Java 6, Debian 6 and 7) – Terrible Codebase – Impossibility to introduce cutting-edge technology due to the code inheritance – All top management are the CEO’s family – therefore they are never wrong even if they can’t do their job properly, but you are. – Didn’t pay my end of service, it seems to be a standard at icflix…”

This post was first published in 2014. It started with:

In the early days of online streaming in the Middle East, the viewer had icflix. (Wikipedia link) Read more

According to a recent report by MasterCard Advisers (part of MasterCard, provides insights and solutions that drive business impact and ROI.), more and more nations adopt the cashless payment systems in all of their transactions, all while dropping the use of good old trusted cash.

The report tracked 33 world economies moving fast to become cashless societies. It measured nations’ progress towards more modern, efficient payment processes by looking at the current share of cash versus cashless / non-cash payments for consumers, how this share has shifted in the past 5 years, and whether conditions exist for cash payments to move to electronic.
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He who goes for a stroll down Dubai streets, will never know what he / she might run into. In my case, I once found a graffiti painted on some wooden panels surrounding a construction yard, saying: Pull the chord (cord), I’ve seen enough. Dubai municipality is known for not allowing such graffiti in Dubai, and they used to clean it — or rather ask the owners of the premises to do so. Still, graffiti prevails in some areas of Dubai.
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