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Why it’s no surprise Prince pulled out of music streaming services

Saeed Saeed   |  July 4, 2015

Prince has removed his music from most streaming services. A message that appeared on sector-leader Spotify said that the pop icon’s publisher “has asked all streaming services to remove his catalogue”. The sole streaming service that still carried the Purple Rain legend’s music as of last... Read more

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Gifting website Injoy Giving to donate proceeds from purchases to World Food Programme

Afshan Ahmed   |  July 2, 2015

A new gifting website in the UAE has made it easier for residents to give to charity.Injoy Giving, which launched recently, is stocked with gift vouchers for restaurants, spas, health sessions and beach club passes. With every purchase on the website, the founders will donate to World Food Programme to provide... Read more

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Vii Dubai gets a transparent roof

Saeed Saeed   |  July 3, 2015

Vii Dubai has transformed into a cool garden over the summer months.The outdoor nightspot, located in the seventh floor of the Conrad Dubai, now boasts a transparent roof so can still enjoy the city skyline without being plagued by the humidity.Since opening in May, Vii Dubai has been a relaxed spot to unwind amongst... Read more

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Justin Lin confirms new Star Trek title

Chris Newbould   |  July 1, 2015

Star Trek director Jusin Lin (Fast and Furious 6) has confirmed in a Tweet that the third film in the rebooted franchise will be titled Star Trek Beyond. The Tweet also included a sneak preview of the new Star Fleet uniform.The movie, which is set to partially shoot in Dubai later this year, brings Chris Pine, Zachary ... Read more

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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to produce FIFA scandal movie

Chris Newbould   |  July 1, 2015

Warner Brothers is set to make a movie based on the ongoing Fifa scandal, having bought the rights to the yet-to-be-published book, House of Deceit, by Ken Bensinger. The movie will be produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s production company, Pearl Street Films, and Gavin O’Connor (Miracle, Warrior)... Read more

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Paris Hilton gets pranked in Dubai

Saeed Saeed   |  June 29, 2015

Paris Hilton got more than what she bargained for during her last UAE adventure.The fashion icon and sometime DJ fell victim to notorious Egyptian prankster Ramez Galal, as part of his popular MBC show Ramez in Control.In a segment that recently aired, Hilton and her entourage took a flight over Dubai for a spot of... Read more

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Tell your cabbie – Starwood hotels is distributing iftar packs to taxi drivers

Afshan Ahmed   |  June 29, 2015

Don’t forget to tell the driver every time you hail a cab – iftar boxes will be handed out at sunset to cabs at Starwood hotels and resorts in the Emirates on July 8, this Ramadan.Taxi drivers who drive through the main entrance of any of the participating hotels will receive complimentary iftar packs to ... Read more

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IMAX laser technology coming to Dubai

Chris Newbould   |  June 28, 2015

Novo Cinemas has announced it is to bring two new IMAX cinemas featuring the very latest IMAX laser production technology to its portfolio of cinemas in the Middle East.The two new cinemas will be at the IMG World of Adventure theme park, which is scheduled to open later this year, and Wafi Mall, and are in addition... Read more

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British sci-fi series Humans comes to MENA on Starz Play

Chris Newbould   |  June 28, 2015

The new hit British sci fi series, Humans, is set to debut in the region on the new Middle East streaming service, Starz Play, which launched in April, at the same time as it debuts in the US. The show, which explores the relationship between humans and their android servants in a world much like our own, debuted in... Read more

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Jason Statham confirms Furious 8 return

Chris Newbould   |  June 25, 2015

Jason Statham is the latest cast member to be confirmed for a return to the Fast and the Furious fold in the forthcoming eighth instalment of the cars and action franchise.Producers have not confirmed whether Statham’s Deckard Shaw will be the main villain next time around, although his character did end the... Read more

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