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9 Nov 2020
The United Arab Emirates has announced that drinking alcohol and cohabiting outside of marriage are to be allowed in a major overhaul of the country's Islamic personal laws. The broadening of personal freedoms reflects the changing profile of a country that has sought to bill itself as a Westernised destination for tourists, fortune-seekers and businesses…
6 Sep 2020
Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second-most populous city of the United Arab Emirates (after Dubai). The city's rapid development and urbanisation, coupled with the massive oil and gas reserves and production and relatively high average income, have transformed it into a large, developed metropolis. Listed below are 5 of the most popular destinations…
23 Apr 2020
Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's holiest shrines, has announced that the holy fasting month of Ramadan will start Friday, as Muslims worldwide face unprecedented restrictions
21 Aug 2019
Led by Saudi Arabia, which said it pumped at its lowest level in more than five years, Organisation of the Petrleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has reported it slashed its crude production in July, as it continues to battle slumping oil prices.

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