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Roger Federer Wins His 100th ATP Title Right Here In Your City

Roger Federer Wins His 100th ATP Title Right Here In Your City

03 March 2019

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium erupted into cheers, applause and tears as ace tennis player Roger Federer beat Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 6-4 to win the 2019 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship and his 100th ATP tour title.

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Will Smith Goes Skydiving In Dubai With His Family

Will Smith Goes Skydiving In Dubai With His Family

03 March 2019

As part of his reality TV series 'Bucket List’ on Facebook Watch, Will Smith has been out and about on an adventurous journey ticking off items from his very own must do list one by one, and some of those were done here in Dubai.

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Environmentally Friendly Shopping Bags Come To Dubai

Environmentally Friendly Shopping Bags Come To Dubai

03 March 2019

In order to reduce its environmental footprint, Virgin Megastore is replacing all its single-use plastic shopping bags with AVANI’s Bio-Cassava bags which are 100% natural, biodegradable, compostable, recyclable and certified non-toxic.

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Now Earn Reward Points For Every Dirham Spent On Nol Card

Now Earn Reward Points For Every Dirham Spent On Nol Card

03 March 2019

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched its new “Nol Plus” loyalty programme which will reward you every time you use your ‘metro’ card. As per the new scheme, metro users can earn points for using their Nol card

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Dubai Roads Will See Partial Closure This Weekend

Dubai Roads Will See Partial Closure This Weekend

28 February 2019

Some Dubai roads will remain closed on Saturday 2 March from 11am to 3.55pm as the UAE tour hits its final stage in Dubai. The seventh stage sees cyclists starting off from Dubai Safari Park and traveling via Academic City

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Weather To Remain Windy With A Chance Of Rain Over The Next 5 Days

Weather To Remain Windy With A Chance Of Rain Over The Next 5 Days

28 February 2019

Some Dubai residents woke up to pleasant and slightly windy weather, and some to light rain on Thursday morning. According to the weather report, scattered rainfall is expected over some areas throughout the weekend and until Monday.

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All Flights From UAE To Pakistan Cancelled

All Flights From UAE To Pakistan Cancelled

28 February 2019

In light of the escalating tension between India and Pakistan, flights between the UAE and Pakistan have been suspended until further notice due the closure of commercial airspace in Pakistan. Dubai Airports took to its official Twitter account

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Numerous Stingrays have been spotted in Dubai Canal

Numerous Stingrays have been spotted in Dubai Canal

27 February 2019

Numerous stingrays have been spotted in Dubai Canal. Dubai resident Mark Forrester shared the pictures with us where a group of stingrays can be seen flocking in the canal which eventually meets with Arabian Sea.

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Two Limited Edition Coffee Flavours That Will Blow Your Mind

Two Limited Edition Coffee Flavours That Will Blow Your Mind

27 February 2019

Dubai Food Festival and it’s platform for home-grown restaurants, Beach Canteen, are in full swing, and to capture the foodie sentiments running high across town, Costa Coffee has launched two limited edition drinks, Charcoal Cappuccino and

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Petrol Prices For March Increase

Petrol Prices For March Increase

27 February 2019

The Ministry of Energy announced new fuel prices for March which sees an increase for both petrol and diesel. The new prices announced on Wednesday will take Super 98 up to Dhs 2.04 per litre, up from Dhs 1.95 per litre in

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Dubai Roads Will See Partial Closure This Week For A Race

Dubai Roads Will See Partial Closure This Week For A Race

26 February 2019

Dubai roads will witness partial road closures twice this week, on Wednesday and Saturday, for an international cycle race. The first ever UAE Tour kicked off from Abu Dhabi on Monday, 25 February and will finish in Dubai on Saturday, 2 March after

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First Emirati Astronauts Will Travel To Space This Year

First Emirati Astronauts Will Travel To Space This Year

26 February 2019

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced that the first Emirati astronauts will travel to the International Space Station (ISS) later this year. One of the astronauts will fly to ISS on 25 September for an

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Labourer Sells Car He Won In A Lucky Draw For Dhs 600,000

Labourer Sells Car He Won In A Lucky Draw For Dhs 600,000

26 February 2019

The fortunes of an Indian expat, who works as a carpenter in the UAE on a monthly salary of Dhs 1,900, changed overnight after his name popped up in a lucky draw winning a luxury sports car, a McLaren 570S Spider, the cost of which is estimated

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New Announcements For Parking

New Announcements For Parking

25 February 2019

As part of its efforts to increase customer happiness, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) extends the SMS services for purchasing e-parking tickets to include vehicles registered in other emirates and GCC countries. The extension does

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