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Rare Crocodiles And Birds Saved From Smugglers

Rare Crocodiles And Birds Saved From Smugglers

22 August 2019

A group of traffickers smuggling eight Siamese crocodiles and nine birds from the rare hornbill family, have been arrested in Sharjah. According to the state news agency, WAM, Sharjah's Environment and Protected Areas Authority and the police foiled

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Discounts On Fines For Driving Safely

Discounts On Fines For Driving Safely

21 August 2019

Dubai Police is inviting motorists to sign a pledge to drive safely as part of a road safety campaign they are calling ‘Day Without Accidents’. The campaign will be held on 2 September, the day schools re-open  after the summer holidays.Motorists

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Expat Wins A Million Dollars

Expat Wins A Million Dollars

21 August 2019

A 34-year old Indian expat in Dubai got lucky when her ticket number 4111 won her Dhs 3.67 Million in the latest Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw. The winner, Beejal O., a resident of Dubai for seven years, was a regular participant in

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New Items Added To Sin Tax

New Items Added To Sin Tax

21 August 2019

The UAE Cabinet has expanded the list of excise taxable products to include sweetened beverages, sugary drinks and electronic smoking devices. The step has been taken to ‘reduce consumption of unhealthy goods and modify consumers behaviour’.

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Over Half A Million People To Arrive In DXB

Over Half A Million People To Arrive In DXB

21 August 2019

Dubai is all set to get busy again as it welcomes back returning residents from post Eid holidays and long summer vacations ahead of the start of the the new academic year in the first week of September. According to the Emirates Airlines, it is

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Reggaeton Star J Balvin Confirmed To Play In The UAE

Reggaeton Star J Balvin Confirmed To Play In The UAE

20 August 2019

After the big announcement that the Red Hot Chili Peppers will make their UAE debut at Yas Island’s new indoor venue, The Arena, on 4 September as part of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, the second big announcement is now sweeping fans off their feet.

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Public And Private Sector Holiday Announced

Public And Private Sector Holiday Announced

20 August 2019

A holiday for the public and private sector in Dubai on the occasion of Islamic New Year, also known as Hijri New Year has been confirmed. The announcement for public sector was made on the official Twitter account of the Federal Authority for

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Dubai Police Warn Over Online Scam

Dubai Police Warn Over Online Scam

19 August 2019

Dubai Police have issued a fresh alert through their Twitter account warning UAE residents to protect themselves from online fraud by not sharing their personal bank details including debit card, credit card and personal identification number (PIN)

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Emirati Passport Holders Can Now Travel To This Country Visa Free

Emirati Passport Holders Can Now Travel To This Country Visa Free

19 August 2019

Emirati passport holders can now travel to one more tourist favourite without having to obtain a visa. UAE passport holders can visit South Africa visa free, and stay in the country for up to 90 days under the new visa waiver agreement signed

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India's PM To Visit UAE This Friday

India's PM To Visit UAE This Friday

19 August 2019

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, will visit the UAE later this week. During the two-day trip, which starts on Friday, 23 August, Modi will meet with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy

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BON Opens A New Branch

BON Opens A New Branch

18 August 2019

British Orchard Nursery, winner of 25 national and international awards, has announced the launch its new branch in collaboration with Department of Finance (DOF). The nursery's 22nd branch opened its doors at the DOF headquarters in His Highness

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Dubai Mall Dinosaur Up For Sale

Dubai Mall Dinosaur Up For Sale

18 August 2019

Dubai is selling off the skeleton of a massive 155-million-year-old dinosaur that can still be seen at The Dubai Mall, up until it is auctioned off on 25 August. Dubai based Emirates Auction will organise this unique sale to sell the giant dinosaur

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Third Most Lucrative Flight In The World Is One You May Have Travelled On

Third Most Lucrative Flight In The World Is One You May Have Travelled On

18 August 2019

OAG, the international provider of travel data has released its list of ‘Top Ten Highest Revenue Routes’ and the highly popular Emirates route between Dubai and London Heathrow came third on the list. Emirates flies 10 flights per day

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Dubai Sees More Tourists In First Half Of Year

Dubai Sees More Tourists In First Half Of Year

18 August 2019

The number of international overnight tourists has spiked to 8.36 million in the first half of 2019, an increase of 3 percent from the same period last year, according to data released by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing

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