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The Next Public Holiday Is Coming Up

The Next Public Holiday Is Coming Up

06 November 2018

It has officially been announced that UAE Ministries and Federal Authorities will get a holiday on Sunday 18 November. meaning all public sector employees will have that day. The holiday is in celebration of the birthday of Prophet Mohammed

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Dubai's Fitness Villages Are Open And Here's What You Need To Know

Dubai's Fitness Villages Are Open And Here's What You Need To Know

06 November 2018

This month is all about fitness. Dubai’s annual Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) kicked off again this year, seeing residents becoming more active and partaking in huge fitness events across the region. DFC has now launched five themed fitness

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Gordon Ramsay Is Set To Open 'Hell's Kitchen' In Dubai

Gordon Ramsay Is Set To Open 'Hell's Kitchen' In Dubai

06 November 2018

We’re starting to think that Gordon Ramsay likes it here. The British chef is getting ready to open his second restaurant in the region, his famous Hell’s Kitchen. The restaurant will be located in Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai

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The First Emirati-Made Satellite Has Just Released This Incredible Image

The First Emirati-Made Satellite Has Just Released This Incredible Image

06 November 2018

Last week, the first ever completely Emirati-made satellite, Khalifa Sat was launched. Taking off into space from Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan, the satellite’s purpose is to capture images of Earth from space. Khalifa Sat has now issued

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The Next Public Holiday Is Coming Up: Public And Private Sector Dates Announced

The Next Public Holiday Is Coming Up: Public And Private Sector Dates Announced

06 November 2018

It has officially been announced that UAE residents, both public and private sector will get a holiday on Sunday 18 November - this means that all employees will have that day off work. The day off will result in a three-day weekend.

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Dubai Residents Warned Of Rough Seas Today

Dubai Residents Warned Of Rough Seas Today

05 November 2018

As the weather begins to change, it’s safe to say we’re officially heading in a new direction. Beachgoers have been warned following the changes in conditions, that the sea will be rough today. Winds blowing over the Arabian Gulf could cause

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Indian Expat Wins Dhs 10 Million

Indian Expat Wins Dhs 10 Million

04 November 2018

An Indian expat turned millionaire overnight after a he won a whopping Dhs 10 million at the Abu Dhabi Big Ticket raffle draw held at Abu Dhabi International Airport on Saturday morning. Britty Markose, who works as a draughtsman in Dubai

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UAE Temperature Continues To Fall

UAE Temperature Continues To Fall

04 November 2018

It’s time to go out and about in the UAE as mercury levels start to melt down to the level of 11 degrees. According to the weather report, at the Jais Mountain, the highest peak in UAE, the temperature was recoded at 11.7 degrees Celsius

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RTA To Construct Three Footbridges

RTA To Construct Three Footbridges

04 November 2018

In a continued bid to enhance traffic safety and provide safe crossings for pedestrians, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is set to construct three footbridges in different parts of Dubai. “The project covers designing and constructing

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WATCH: Will Smith Is All Of Us Every Time We See Ski Dubai

WATCH: Will Smith Is All Of Us Every Time We See Ski Dubai

04 November 2018

As we all know, the entire Smith family has been in Dubai for a little bit of R&R. And, we don’t blame them for choosing our city to escape the stresses of life. In Will Smith’s latest social media instalment, he has taken a trip to Ski Dubai

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Dubai's Carbon Emissions Are Decreasing Thanks to Dubai Metro

Dubai's Carbon Emissions Are Decreasing Thanks to Dubai Metro

01 November 2018

The increased usage of Dubai Metro is doing wonders for the environment. The reduction of carbon emissions has reached up to 943 every day due to residents swapping from cars to the use of public transport. Dubai Metro has helped reduce

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WATCH: Here's A Sneak Peek At Burj Khalifa's NYE Fireworks

WATCH: Here's A Sneak Peek At Burj Khalifa's NYE Fireworks

01 November 2018

If you’re itching for the festive season and New Year’s Eve is your celebration of choice, you’re in great company. Dubai never does anything by halves so naturally, the New Year’s Eve fireworks at Burj Khalifa are nothing short of epic

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WATCH: HH Sheikh Mohammed Wipes Tears of Young Girl Using His Headdress

WATCH: HH Sheikh Mohammed Wipes Tears of Young Girl Using His Headdress

31 October 2018

Hearts melted all over the UAE when a video posted by HRH Princess Haya bint Hussein went viral. The video features HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai at an awards ceremony

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Emirates NBD Warns Residents Of VAT Scam

Emirates NBD Warns Residents Of VAT Scam

31 October 2018

Another scam has come to light in the region. This one is in the form of a ‘VAT Refund Notification.’ Scammers have begun emailing residents with the subject line ‘VAT Refund Notification’ claiming that the recipient is eligible for a certain

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