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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 18 September 2018

Arabian Business barred from publishing for a month

The move came as a result of an article about shelved real estate projects in Dubai that was seized upon by Qatari media outlets.

Arabian Business, the Dubai-based website and magazine, has been barred from publishing for a month for running what the authorities said was “false news”.

The move against the title came as a result of an article about shelved real estate projects in Dubai that was picked up and seized upon by Qatari media outlets.

“The magazine committed [a] violation of the rules and regulations of Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (DCCA) by publishing false news that was based on inaccurate information,” read a statement from Dubai Government Media Office.

The article stated that the courts in Dubai were in the process of liquidating dozens of failed projects.

The media office said the reference was made in error and the data was from 2010.

The magazine has not commented on the closure.

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