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Bahraini Foreign Minister Receives Honorary Citizenship of Istanbul

  April 8, 2012 at 6:12 am by

During an official ceremony, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa received the honorary citizenship of the city of Istanbul after being nominated by the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Foreign Minister received the honorary citizenship of the city due to his efforts to enhance bilateral relations between Bahrain and Turkey. During the ceremony, Sheikh Khalid thanked the Turkish Prime Minister and the Mayor … Continue reading

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& The Winner is…

  April 2, 2012 at 5:15 am by

Godolpin made history again at the Dubai World Cup, winning the $10 million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest horse race. Monterosso, ridden by French jockey Mickael Barzalona, won the 17th Dubai World Cup. Godolpin’s owner, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said  ”We haven’t won this race for a few years. So to win it really… … Continue reading

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Family Outing For Dubai’s Ruler

  April 1, 2012 at 7:25 pm by

It is not always that you get to see Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE, Ruler of Dubai and Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein at events with their 4-year old daughter, Sheikha Al Jalila. The young Sheikha accompanied her parents to a reception party held at the Burj Khalifa Boulevard on the occasion of Dubai World Cup 2012, with over 400 people attending. At … Continue reading

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Princess Amira Wins “Woman Personality of the Year 2012” Award

  March 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm by

Princess Amira Al-Taweel, chairwoman of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation that is chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, received the “Woman Personality of the Year 2012” at the 11th Middle East Women Leaders Awards which was held in Dubai, UAE. Princess Amira received the award from the UAE Minister of State, Reem Al Hashimy. After receiving the award, Princess Amira gave a speech where she said, “Connecting with other women is key … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed in Ankara

  February 29, 2012 at 4:30 am by

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi made a one day visit to Ankara, Turkey. During the visit, Sheikh Mohammed and his delegation met with President Abdullah Gul at the presidential palace. During the meeting, they talked about ways to boost ties & relationship between the two countries. Sheikh Mohammed said  ”While we highlight the importance … Continue reading

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Was Charlene A ‘Hit Or Miss’ At The Oscars?

  February 27, 2012 at 12:38 pm by

Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the 84th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday wearing an Akris Spring 2012 runway outfit which was modified for the Princess. Princess Charlene’s modified version was in white, see here and here. Between the A-listers, one can say that  the Princess made no effort in standing out or wore the wrong color or the outfit was boring or even the style didn’t suit … Continue reading

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Dubai Ruler’s Youtube Channel Launch

  February 21, 2012 at 10:29 pm by

The Dubai Government Media Office has launched a YouTube Channel for UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. LINK: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s YouTube Channel In a statement by the Dubai Government Media Office, it said they are “interest in adapting modern technologies to consolidate direct interaction with society”. The channel will feature latest official, personal news, activities and initiatives. … Continue reading

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Qatari Crown Prince in Jordan for Talks

  January 31, 2012 at 4:30 am by

Qatar’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, accompanied by Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal met with His Majesty King Abdullah II at the Royal Palace in Hommar. The meeting, which took place over a luncheon, King Abdullah said that he was keen on cementing ties between the Gulf and Arab countries and supported the Palestinian people’s for an independent state. Upon arrival, Sheikh Tamim and Khaled Meshaal were welcome … Continue reading

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Sheikh Ahmed’s Career Comes To An End

  January 26, 2012 at 4:58 am by

The UAE’s only Olympic gold medallist, Sheikh Ahmed bin Hashar Al Maktoum, has given up his career after been diagnosed with a heart condition. Sheikh Ahmed won the double-trap shooting champion at the 2004 Athens Olympic and was forced to give up on his 2012 London Olympic dream. Speaking to the Gulf Times at the ongoing Asian Shooting Championship, Sheikh Ahmed who is 48 years old said, “I had to … Continue reading

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Prince Hamzah & Basma Bani Ahmad Tie the Knot

  January 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm by

His Royal Highness Prince Hamzah Bin Al Hussein and Her Royal Highness Princess Basma have tied the knot in the presence of His Majesty King Abdullah II, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein. On the occasion of the signing of the marriage, King Abdullah II held a lunch banquet at Basman Palace in presence of the bride and groom’s families, along with senior … Continue reading

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It’s a Boy for Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid & Princess Haya

  January 7, 2012 at 3:00 pm by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and his wife Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan have welcomed their second child on January 7, 2012. The couple welcomed a baby boy who was named Zayed. The announcement of the birth of the little Sheikh was announced on twitter by Sheikh Mohammed: “Princess Haya and I were blessed … Continue reading

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Hamdan Wins Again in Doha

  December 18, 2011 at 5:10 am by

Dubai’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, led the UAE team to win the gold medal at the Arab Games 120km endurance race in Doha. The UAE team won the gold medal after competing with seven different countries taking part at the 12th Arab Games. The UAE riders also won all three top medals in the individual competition. Speaking to the press, Sheikh Hamdan thanked the Rulers for … Continue reading

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Saudi & Qatar Royals Attend Charity Dinner

  December 15, 2011 at 7:31 am by

On December 13, Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser, Qatar Foundation Chairperson, HRH Prince Waleed bin Talal and his spouse HRH Princess Amira Al Taweel attended the 4th Reach Out to Asia (Rota) gala dinner and charity auction raised $13 million to support Rota education projects in troubled Asian communities. The highest bidder of the charity event was by Saudi Prince Waleed bin Talal, who donated more than $3m. During … Continue reading

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The Princess of Asturias’ Wardrobe Choices in Chile

  November 26, 2011 at 6:08 am by

The Princess of Asturias has stepped her right foot forward with the right, appropriate outfit choices during her recent three day visit to Chile. The visit was kicked off with a lovely recycled red suit while meeting with the Chilean President (see here), the Crown Princess matched the red suit with a shaded grey clutch and grey/white pumps (see here). For the second outfit on day one, Princess Letizia chose … Continue reading

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Royals in Red

  November 18, 2011 at 4:12 am by

Several royals have been seen in red these days at different events. Red is not such an easy color for many to pull off, but some royals do pull it off very well. Let’s not forget that the color red is one of Fall 2011′s “It” colors. Princess Eugenie was spotted at a party in a red dress with a silver sequined gilet (see here) while her sister Princess Beatrice … Continue reading

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Who Might be Saudi’s Next Heir?

  October 26, 2011 at 4:34 am by

Since the death of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Sultan on Saturday, the seat of Crown Prince has been empty. King Abdullah is to name a Crown Prince today or in the next few days, which will be chosen through the “allegiance council,” established by King Abdullah in 2006. Even though the Crown Prince had a deputy, Interior Minister Prince Nayef, the position does not go automatically to him. The council … Continue reading

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Oman to Choose Successor

  October 20, 2011 at 5:35 am by

After many years with no successor to the Omani throne, Sultan Qaboos has issued a degree to allow the ruling family to choose a successor for him, in the event of a power vacancy of three days. Oman’s news agency reported, “The ruling family council will determine the person to whom power should be transferred, within three days following the vacancy in the position of the Sultan.” The degree went … Continue reading

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Princess Amira in the States

  October 3, 2011 at 7:48 am by

During her trip to the United States of America, Princess Amira Al-Taweel, the Vice Chairwoman of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation (which is chaired by her husband, HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud) took part in various interviews by different media channels, discussing topics such as the empowerment of women, as well as her active role in philanthropy. Princess Amira was interviewed by Piers Morgan for CNN, Margaret … Continue reading

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Queen Rania’s School and Charitable Tour

  September 28, 2011 at 9:12 am by

On September 27, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah paid a visit to Aysha Al Baounieh Elementary School for Girls and the Al Amani Charitable Society, during her tour of the town Anjara in the Governorate of Ajloun in Jordan. During the school visit, Her Majesty was welcomed by students and teachers. She also took sometime to talk with them and listen to their concerns about the school and changes … Continue reading

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Busy Day For Abdullah & Rania

  August 17, 2011 at 4:53 am by

His Majesty King Abdullah II opened the new building of Al Hanan Orphanage in the northern governorate of Irbid, in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Rania and HRH Princess Iman. During the visit, the Jordan royals spend time talking to the orphans and checking up on their living conditions. King Abdullah, Queen Rania and their daughter Princess Eman toured the new facility where they were shown different parts of … Continue reading

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