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Pictures Of 'Palace of Nation' Revealed

Pictures Of 'Palace of Nation' Revealed

11 March 2019

When it was announced last week that a new cultural landmark ‘Qasr Al Watan’, part of the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi will open its doors to the public, we could only imagine how impressive the architecture of the new building would look

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Abandoned Slow Loris Finds A New Home

Abandoned Slow Loris Finds A New Home

11 March 2019

Spotted abandoned in a box on a street in Dubai, this wide-eyed primate the Slow Loris, has found a new home at The Green Planet. The Green Planet and the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) have teamed up to spread awareness

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Ruler Of Dubai Attends Super Saturday Races At Meydan Racecourse

Ruler Of Dubai Attends Super Saturday Races At Meydan Racecourse

10 March 2019

The Dubai World Cup Carnival- Super Saturday horse race on 9 March at Meydan Racecourse was attended by none other than His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai along with

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Gwen Stefani To Perform At Dubai World Cup

Gwen Stefani To Perform At Dubai World Cup

10 March 2019

Three time Grammy award winner Gwen Stefani will bring down the curtain on one of the world’s richest races, Dubai World Cup. The pop-star is behind chartbuster hits such as 'What You Waiting For?' ‘Hollaback Girl’ and 'Rich Girl’.

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Sheikh Hamdan To Lead His Team Again This Year At Gov Games

Sheikh Hamdan To Lead His Team Again This Year At Gov Games

10 March 2019

The second edition of the Gov Games will return from 3-6 April, 2019. The competition comprises of teams from various Dubai Government departments, Government departments from other emirates and the UAE Federal Government, as well as international

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Novo Cinemas Opens Region’s Largest IMAX Screen In Dubai

Novo Cinemas Opens Region’s Largest IMAX Screen In Dubai

07 March 2019

Novo Cinemas has brought the region’s largest IMAX cinema screen to Dubai. The next generation cinema screen, measuring 24.4 metres wide and 13.8 metres high, features in a new 12 screen multiplex now open at IMG Worlds of Adventure.

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Government Department Closes Down Social Media Accounts

Government Department Closes Down Social Media Accounts

06 March 2019

The Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection (CCCP) sector in the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai permanently closed down almost 14,000 social media accounts in 2018 after they were found to be selling counterfeit goods.

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Private And Public Sector Workers Granted Equal Holidays

Private And Public Sector Workers Granted Equal Holidays

06 March 2019

The UAE government has announced that the private and public sectors will receive an equal number of holidays for the years 2019-2020. A tweet from the government communications agency- WAM read, “The UAE Cabinet approves public holidays for the

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A New Cultural Landmark To Open In The UAE

A New Cultural Landmark To Open In The UAE

05 March 2019

‘Qasr Al Watan’, a new cultural landmark set within the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi will open its doors to public on Monday, 11 March. While taking a tour of Qasr Al Watan, visitors can visit the Qasr Al Watan Library to explore centuries

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Nursery Chain Wins Awards For Innovation and Business Excellence

Nursery Chain Wins Awards For Innovation and Business Excellence

05 March 2019

UAE’s British Orchard Nursery has won two coveted awards for a second time for excelling in the fields of innovation and business. The nursery group received Business Excellence Award in the Middle East region at the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al

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You Have To See The Biggest Catch Of The Year

You Have To See The Biggest Catch Of The Year

04 March 2019

The Biggest Catch competition is held every year at The Waterfront Market in Diera, Dubai’s unique destination for quality fresh sea produce, to celebrate the city’s fishing culture and heritage. This year, Khalid Abdulla Lootah was crowned

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New Playgrounds To Be Built In All Residential Areas

New Playgrounds To Be Built In All Residential Areas

04 March 2019

If you do not have easy access to a playground near your house for children, this may change for you very soon. Dubai Municipality has begun a new project under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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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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