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Marriott opens world’s largest Four Points hotel in Saudi’s Makkah - Dotemirates

Marriott opens world’s largest Four Points hotel in Saudi’s Makkah

US hotel operator Marriott International has announced the opening of the largest property in the world under its Four Points by Sheraton brand in the Saudi holy city of Makkah. The property features 1,136 rooms, including 121 suites, and is located in the Al Naseem district near the centre of Makkah. Facilities include four dining options – an Arabic all-day dining restaurant, Asian eatery and two lobby cafes. There is also 950sqm of event space with a grand ballroom and three meeting rooms, a dedicated retail area and supermarket, men’s and women’s gyms, a children’s play area and complementary shuttle...


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The toxic fumes wafting across the small village of Jenjarom, just outside the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, are especially bad at night, when the nearby recycling plants begin to melt plastic waste. "It stinks, and the fumes hurts our lungs," says Lay Peng, a 47-year-old who lives in a nearby housing estate. "No one can run away from the toxic fumes, that's the worst part." Lay Peng says hundreds of tons of plastic waste are regularly incinerated in an illegal operation just a kilometer (around half a mile) from her home. Her three children, she says, have all developed...
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Starting over: Mashrou’ Leila celebrate 10 years in music

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India fights to preserve its bygone aristocracy

Rajasthan: The resplendent mansions of Bikaner once hosted royalty and wealthy merchants passing through India's deserts with their caravans, but centuries later these bygone architectural masterpieces are crumbling. Made from distinctive red sandstone, these once grand residences known as 'havelis' were famed for their vivid facades engraved with intricate patterns. First built in the 15th century by Bikaner's bygone aristocracy, many boasted multiple levels, large balconies, and grand rooms built around a central courtyard, enclosed to escape the summer heat. But after decades of neglect, a large number lie in ruins. "Many havelis have vanished in front of our eyes,"...

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Adidas seals partnership with singer Beyonce

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5 style tips for your workout

We all know that fitness is an important part of our lives - but do we ever stop to think about whether dressing up for it is equally vital? According to fitness enthusiasts - and my own experience points towards this fact - dressing up for a workout can make a huge impact on your overall mood and energy at the gym. Here are some suggestions to help you push and keep your energy levels up.. Not too baggy: Picking out clothes that are comfy - but at the same time, it's important to wear clothes that are not too...
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'I'm not a 6-foot-tall, blue-eyed model. I'm a girl like you': Rhea Jacobs

To those who are not a part of it, the world of glamour can seem frightfully distant. The picture-perfect faces, dreamy shapes and sizes, not to mention the towering heels and the strands of hair that are never out of place - it is this idea of beauty and style that has rendered many as misfits.And yet, it is this very idea of fashion that, in recent years, continues to be debated and tweaked to make room for wider possibilities. Rhea Jacobs is one of them. Her surname might have you believe that she has a deeper connection with Marc...