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Salik Gate At Jebel Ali Open

Salik Gate At Jebel Ali Open

24 October 2018

A new toll on Sheikh Zayed Road in Jebel Ali near the Energy Metro Station is now operational and Salik is charged to motorists passing through the toll gate on both directions, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has said.

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Tax Refund Starts Next Month!

Tax Refund Starts Next Month!

23 October 2018

We have good news for tourists and visitors. The new Tax Refund for Tourists Scheme will come into effect on 18 November, allowing tourists to claim refunds for the Value Added Tax (VAT) paid on their purchases made from 18 November

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Etihad And Saudia Join Hands

Etihad And Saudia Join Hands

23 October 2018

Etihad Airways and Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) have signed a codeshare partnership agreement to provide their customers with seamless access to destinations in their respective networks. The partnership will bring convenience specially to

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3 Huge Names Set To Join This Year's World Tennis Championship

3 Huge Names Set To Join This Year's World Tennis Championship

23 October 2018

The Mubadala World Tennis Championship is back in Abu Dhabi this year, kicking off on 27-29 December. The event has seen some huge names battling it out for the title and this year will be no exception. Joining 14-time Grand Slam winner

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Barsha Heights Will Become A Paid Parking Zone

Barsha Heights Will Become A Paid Parking Zone

22 October 2018

One of Dubai’s most popular residential areas just got slightly more expensive - in the form of paid parking. Over the past week, parking metres have come up in Barsha Heights. The zone is now considered as zone “A” which, according to

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Win 100 Percent Cash Back On Digital Payments This Week!

Win 100 Percent Cash Back On Digital Payments This Week!

22 October 2018

At least 100 service centres across 40 government organisations closed down their offices for a week on Sunday, 21 October and are only available online. In order to boost digitalisation of government services, the government has introduced

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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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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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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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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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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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