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Bahrain to become global hub for natural pearls

Bahrain could soon become an international destination for natural pearls. Parliament will on Tuesday discuss a draft law on testing the finest quality natural pearls and gemstones, reports our sister paper Ak

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Pearl-Qatar to house region’s largest entertainment centre

A 5,000 sq m family entertainment centre, “Megapolis”, is set to open in Medina Centrale at The Pearl-Qatar this March in what promises to be the biggest indoor entertainment centre in the region. The centre will combine a m

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Bahrain's 'Pearl Trail' project given green light

The iconic Pearl Trail project in Muharraq was given the go-ahead. The cultural project was approved as His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting at

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Bahraini market set for $527m revamp

A popular Bahraini market that has seen visitor numbers drop as a result of unrest dating back to 2011 could finally be in line for a BD200 million ($527.3 million) revamp.   The Manama Central Market, located ne

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Pearl-Qatar inaugurates new fire station

The Pearl-Qatar, United Development Company’s flagship island development, has inaugurated its first fire station in a ceremony held at the new station premises.   The event was attended by high level gover

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UDC to showcase Pearl-Qatar at Cityscape

United Development Company (UDC), a leading Qatari Shareholding Company and the master developer of The Pearl-Qatar, is set to take part as a Foundation Sponsor in Cityscape Qatar 2014.   The exhibition will run

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Qatar's UDC sells 47plots for $398m

Qatar's United Development Company (UDC), a real estate company developing The Pearl residential complex on an artificial island in Doha, said it had agreed to sell 47 plots of land in the area for 1.45 billion riyals ($398 million).

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Unique Bahrain pearl project 'to bring big benefits'

A project to create one of the world’s biggest offshore preservation sites, which could be worth more than $200 billion to Bahrain’s economy, is now in the planning stages.    It involves creatin

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Emirati fashion brand unveils 2014 collection

Zari O’Breesam, an Emirati fashion brand, has unveiled its 2014 collection ‘Al Hasabi,’ which means ‘precious pearls.' Nazek Al Sabbagh, the brand’s fashion designer and a businesswoman, said this

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Pearl diving 'regains popularity' in Bahrain

Interest in commercial pearl diving could be on the rise in Bahrain as regular excursions are regaining popularity, said an expert. Al Dar Island manager Mohammed Slaise said the sector could make a splashing comeback as he leads

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