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Burj Khalifa Celebrates Two Years To Go To Expo

Burj Khalifa Celebrates Two Years To Go To Expo

21 October 2018

Dubai residents witnessed a spectacular event on Saturday evening to mark exactly 2 years to the day to the official start of Expo 2020. The event held at Downtown Dubai came to a close with a fantastic light show at The Dubai Fountain and on

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Government Services Go Digital From Today

Government Services Go Digital From Today

21 October 2018

At least 100 service centres across 40 organisations will only be available online for a week starting from Sunday, 21 October. The aim behind the initiative is to encourage people to use digital services instead of paper services.

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UAE Weather Continues To Cool This Week

UAE Weather Continues To Cool This Week

21 October 2018

If this weekend has given us any indication of what the weather is going to be like, frankly, we’re thrilled. And, we can, in fact, confirm that it’s only going to get better! According to the National Centre of Meteorology, there will be more

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UAE Launches New Air Quality Station

UAE Launches New Air Quality Station

21 October 2018

In order to monitor the amount of pollution in the air, The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has launched an air quality monitoring station. This is one of 41 stations which conform with the criteria issued by the European Union as

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Uber Rolls Out New Safety Toolkit

Uber Rolls Out New Safety Toolkit

19 October 2018

Ride-hailing app Uber has rolled out new safety features for its riders and drivers across 38 countries including GCC. The new safety toolkit aims to double down on safety and help make the Uber community safer. New features include

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New Visa System In UAE

New Visa System In UAE

19 October 2018

As of October 21, widows, divorced women and their children will be subject to a new visa system. Divorced women and widows will be granted a one-year residency visa extension, with students studying post grade 12, who are sponsored by their

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Burj Khalifa To Light Up For Expo 2020 At 8.20pm

Burj Khalifa To Light Up For Expo 2020 At 8.20pm

18 October 2018

It seems like yesterday when Dubai dwelled into celebrations as it won the bid to host Expo 2020. And today, we are just two years away from the actual event which is scheduled to start on 20 October, 2020 and will be held for nearly six months

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New Bridge On Sheikh Zayed Road

New Bridge On Sheikh Zayed Road

17 October 2018

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has officially opened the first phase of a new project on Sheikh Zayed Road which included the improvement of Latifa Bint Hamdan and Umm Al Sheif streets from the Al Safa junction to the Al Manara junction.

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WATCH: Dubai Driver Has Horrifying Experience As His Cruise Control Malfunctions

WATCH: Dubai Driver Has Horrifying Experience As His Cruise Control Malfunctions

17 October 2018

A Dubai driver had an experience that is truly the stuff of nightmares. Whilst driving at 140 kmph, his cruise control failed and continued to maintain high speed. The driver was on Emirates Road when Colonel Faisal Eisa Al Qasim, a senior

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Dubai Taxi Corporation Announces New Cameras In Taxis

Dubai Taxi Corporation Announces New Cameras In Taxis

17 October 2018

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has begun fitting all its cabs with surveillance cameras. The initiative, dubbed Al Yamama Initiative, will help maintain Dubai as the smartest and happiest city in the world. This aim is to ensure the

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Jumeirah Beach Hotel Reopens

Jumeirah Beach Hotel Reopens

16 October 2018

The iconic wave-shaped Jumeirah Beach Hotel, which closed temporarily in May this year for a complete refurbishment, is set to reopen this weekend on Friday, 19 October. So what’s new? The hotel has undergone a modern makeover inspired by the sea

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Two Huge Sporting Events Are Happening During The Same Weekend

Two Huge Sporting Events Are Happening During The Same Weekend

16 October 2018

UAE residents are major sports fans, and it’s no surprise that the region plays host to a number of huge events. However, if you’re a rugby fan with an affinity for Formula 1 racing, this could get complicated. The 2019 F1 calendar

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Incredible Tributes To HH Sheikh Zayed On Display

Incredible Tributes To HH Sheikh Zayed On Display

16 October 2018

In honour of the UAE’s founding father, His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, The Retreat, Palm Dubai is hosting an exhibition. The exhibition features the works of twenty talented artists from all over the world, representing the

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Crown Prince Encourages Everyone To Take Part In DFC

Crown Prince Encourages Everyone To Take Part In DFC

15 October 2018

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council took to his official Instagram page to post a social story for inviting everyone- residents, government, business, schools

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