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Uber Back In Abu Dhabi

Uber Back In Abu Dhabi

19 November 2018

An announcement has been made where the ride-hailing company Uber will re-launch its services in Abu Dhabi in collaboration with the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi. The announcement followed the signing of an agreement between

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Date For Commemoration Day Announced

Date For Commemoration Day Announced

19 November 2018

Commemoration Day, previously known as Matyrs' Day, will be observed on Thursday, 29 November this year instead of its official date of 30 November. The UAE Cabinet’s decision to undertake ceremonies a day in advance comes as the official date of

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3 Day Super Sale Is Back

3 Day Super Sale Is Back

18 November 2018

Shoppers, we have some great news for you! This year’s 3 day Super Sale is back. Starting on Thursday 22 November, the extravagant sale will run throughout the weekend across all Dubai Malls until Saturday 24 November.  

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Another Long Weekend Coming Up Very Soon

Another Long Weekend Coming Up Very Soon

17 November 2018

Just as we are all relaxing and taking advantage of the nice long 3 day weekend, we get the extra pleasant announcement that we have another one coming up and this time it is a four day weekend. The UAE Cabinet has announced on the occasion of

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E-cigarettes Could Land You In Jail!

E-cigarettes Could Land You In Jail!

15 November 2018

The UAE Embassy in Jakarta has warned residents travelling to Thailand not to use E-cigarettes when in the country. A tweet from the UAE Embassy states that Thai authorities prohibit the possession and smoking of electronic cigarettes of all kinds

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Paid Parking In Barsha Heights Starting Next Week

Paid Parking In Barsha Heights Starting Next Week

15 November 2018

Starting from 17 November, residents and visitors to Barsha Heights, formerly known as Tecom, will have to pay for parking. The zone is now considered as zone “A” which, according to the parking system, will be chargeable at a fee of Dhs 4 per hour

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Old Library Finds New Home

Old Library Finds New Home

15 November 2018

The Old Library, which shut down four months ago, is back up and running in its new home. In an agreement with Emaar, the oldest English language library in the UAE has now been moved to a new 153.3-square-metre building in Dubai’s Gold and Diamond

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Free Parking Across Dubai On Sunday

Free Parking Across Dubai On Sunday

15 November 2018

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that parking will be free in all public spaces except multi-storey car parks on Sunday 18 November to mark Prophet Mohammed’s (PBUH) birthday. Parking charges will resume as usual on Monday

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Spotify Launches In MENA

Spotify Launches In MENA

15 November 2018

The biggest music streaming subscription service in the world, Spotify, has officially launched in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). Music lovers can listen to their favourite songs for free forever, or alternatively can upgrade to

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UAE Ranked As Second Safest Country To Visit

UAE Ranked As Second Safest Country To Visit

13 November 2018

The UAE has claimed the second spot of the worlds safest countries. Based on data from the World Economic Fund, the World Risk Report - major natural disaster statistics, the NHS Fit for Travel website - health risk statistics, and the Foreign

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There Will Be A Dry Night Next Week

There Will Be A Dry Night Next Week

13 November 2018

On the occasion of the birthday of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH,) there will be a dry night next week. The Department of Tourism and Commerce have issued a statement saying that Dubai will be dry from 5pm on Monday 19 November until 6pm on Tuesday

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New Island Destination Is Now Open!

New Island Destination Is Now Open!

13 November 2018

The curtains are up on the latest man-made island, as Bluewaters is now open to the public. The brand new location is expected to be one of the most buzzing destinations within Dubai featuring residences, hotels, restaurants and

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UAE Passport Now Ranked 3rd

UAE Passport Now Ranked 3rd

11 November 2018

The UAE Passport has now jumped up yet another spot worldwide. Ranked as the 3rd best in the world, the UAE passport allows holders to enter 113 countries visa-free and 50 countries with visas issued on arrival. This leaves just 35 countries

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Louvre Abu Dhabi Welcomes 1 Million Visitors

Louvre Abu Dhabi Welcomes 1 Million Visitors

11 November 2018

Celebrating its first birthday today, the iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi has welcomed over 1 million visitors in its first year since its opening on 11 November 2017, establishing it very quickly as a world leading cultural destination.

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