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Ramadan Blue Donation Boxes Are Back

Ramadan Blue Donation Boxes Are Back

22 May 2019

Have you spotted a big blue box inscribed with the message  ‘Share a Touch of Love’. You may have spotted them being set up across six different Dubai communities including Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Bay Avenue, Bay Square, Mudon Community

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Permanent Residency Granted To Over 6,000 People

Permanent Residency Granted To Over 6,000 People

21 May 2019

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, took to Twitter to announce the news of the first UAE residents who have now become permanent visa-holding residents and are granted Gold Card status.

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Five Star Hotel Releases 15 Baby Sharks Into The Ocean

Five Star Hotel Releases 15 Baby Sharks Into The Ocean

21 May 2019

In a move that shows its commitment to marine sustainability, Atlantis The Palm released fifteen baby sharks and two stingrays into the ocean at Jebel Ali Wetland Sanctuary. In addition to wildlife releases, the hotel also carries a number of

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20 Lucky Contestants Win A Round Trip To Dubai With A Plus 1

20 Lucky Contestants Win A Round Trip To Dubai With A Plus 1

21 May 2019

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) popular tourist campaign “BeMyGuest”, with Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan as its brand ambassador, has garnered quite a lot popularity since its launch in December 2016. In its third year,

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Rumours About Injecting Cows For More Milk Rejected

Rumours About Injecting Cows For More Milk Rejected

21 May 2019

Rumours have been doing the rounds across social media about ‘unethical’ methods to increase milk production have been squashed by Dubai Municipality. A statement released said, “Dubai Municipality denies rumours about injecting the cattle producing

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Reel Cinema Launches A Dedicated Children Screen At The Dubai Mall

Reel Cinema Launches A Dedicated Children Screen At The Dubai Mall

20 May 2019

Reel Cinema has announced the opening of a dedicated screen for little film fans at The Dubai Mall. Young ones can now watch and possibly ‘critic’ the cartoon characters in a movie, while slouching back on colourful bean bags. Don’t worry, parents

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Roxy Cinema Slashes Ticket Prices

Roxy Cinema Slashes Ticket Prices

20 May 2019

Cinema-goers can now save themselves some money if they book tickets with Roxy Cinemas. Until the end of Ramadan, the cinema chain owned by Meraas, has slashed movie ticket prices by 40%. It means, tickets are now available at Dhs 20 and the offer is

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Crown Prince Attends NAS Night Challenge

Crown Prince Attends NAS Night Challenge

19 May 2019

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council attended the individuals Nad Al Sheba (NAS) Night Challenge Championship on Friday, 17 May. Held as part of the NAS

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Dubai Menus To Soon Have Calorie Count For Every Meal

Dubai Menus To Soon Have Calorie Count For Every Meal

19 May 2019

Dubai residents love to eat out and with more and more delivery services coming handy, this trend seems to have been fuelled. Health authorities estimate that more than 40 per cent of children are either overweight or obese. Even though a recent

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Dubai Records Lowest Unemployment Rate In Dubai

Dubai Records Lowest Unemployment Rate In Dubai

19 May 2019

The Dubai Statistics Centre’s latest report has revealed that the unemployment rate in the emirate is the lowest in the world with 0.5% recorded for last year. The survey also showed the percentage of the total working-age population reached 83.2%

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Weather Update: Rain To Return This Week

Weather Update: Rain To Return This Week

19 May 2019

This week's weather report is a cool respite from the hot weather that has picked up in last few days and almost touching on 40°C. Dubai residents will see changes until Wednesday as scattered rainfall of different intensities is expected over the

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Sheikh Mohammed Writes A Poem For His Sons

Sheikh Mohammed Writes A Poem For His Sons

19 May 2019

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, took to his official Twitter account to express his content and joy at the wedding of his three sons His Highness Sheikh Hamdan

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Sheikh Hamdan And His Brothers Get Married

Sheikh Hamdan And His Brothers Get Married

16 May 2019

The most awaited news is officially out. On Thursday, local newspapers confirmed that His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai was married to Sheikha Sheikha bint Saeed bin Thani Al Maktoum in a joint

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Travis Scott Is Set To Headline Abu Dhabi's Yasalam After-Race Concert

Travis Scott Is Set To Headline Abu Dhabi's Yasalam After-Race Concert

16 May 2019

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is so well known for its top class after-race concerts that UAE residents and Formula 1 fans are always excited to know who’s taking to the stage next and it’s never too early to know. Feeding the excitement of fans,

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