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2022 FIFA World Cup Dates Announced

2022 FIFA World Cup Dates Announced

15 July 2018

As The World Cup 2018 draws to a close, we’re all left feeling a sense of bittersweetnes, however fear not as the dates for the next tournament in 2022 have just been anounced. In order to not subject players to the scorching summer heat,

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VAT Refund For Tourists

VAT Refund For Tourists

12 July 2018

Tourists who are planning to visit the UAE later in this year can get the 5% tax paid on purchases refunded at the airport. The UAE Cabinet has announced its plan to implement the value added tax (VAT) refund system for tourists.

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9 Candidates Qualify For UAE's First Astronaut Programme

9 Candidates Qualify For UAE's First Astronaut Programme

12 July 2018

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced that 9 candidates have qualified for the final evaluation phase of the UAE Astronaut Programme. The programme aims to send the first Emirati and Arab astronaut to

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fly Dubai Flights Will Take Off From Terminal 3

fly Dubai Flights Will Take Off From Terminal 3

12 July 2018

In its latest stratgic move, fly Dubai, the low-cost airline, has announced its plan to move the operating base of 10 flights from Terminal 2 to Terminal 3 from 2 December this year. The desitnations affected are fly Dubai’s flights to

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Al Habtoor Group Has Dropped Their Deal With Marriott For The Management Of Three Major Hotels

Al Habtoor Group Has Dropped Their Deal With Marriott For The Management Of Three Major Hotels

12 July 2018

Dubai based Al Habtoor Group has decided to end its contract with Marriott International in the management of three major hotels. The St. Regis, W Dubai Habtoor City and The Westin Dubai at Al Habtoor City will no longer be operated by Marriott.

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Warning: Remember These Things For Tonight's Match

Warning: Remember These Things For Tonight's Match

11 July 2018

There have been a few instances of irresponsible behaviour in the region with regards to the World Cup. Behaving appropriately is vital to having the best time without putting yourself or anyone else in danger. Remember the rules of the region!

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Breaking: A Car Has Crashed Into The Dubai Tram

Breaking: A Car Has Crashed Into The Dubai Tram

11 July 2018

A car has crashed into the Dubai Tram, resulting in services being suspended.

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100 Children In India Aided By DHA

100 Children In India Aided By DHA

11 July 2018

As part of Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) new initiative, Nabadat, a new lease of life is being given to more than 100 Indian children who are suffering with heart conditions. A seven-day workshop began in Mumbai, India on 7 July as part of the

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Dubai's Top Traffic Violations

Dubai's Top Traffic Violations

11 July 2018

Speeding kills but it seems like many Dubai residents are not taking the hefty traffic fines and more importantly, the fatal consequences of over-speeding seriously. In a report issued by Dubai Police, it was revealed that more than

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Real Estate Firms Face Fines Over Cold Calling

Real Estate Firms Face Fines Over Cold Calling

10 July 2018

Dubai’s Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) has warned real estate brokers against making any unsolicited telemarketing calls or face up to Dhs 50,000 fines.

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Emirates Launches Its New Discount App

Emirates Launches Its New Discount App

10 July 2018

Emirates Airlines never shies away from enhancing customer experience. In its new bid to escalate overall customer experience, the airline has brought up a new partnership between its Emirates Skywards

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Emirati Passport Now Among The World's Most Powerful

Emirati Passport Now Among The World's Most Powerful

10 July 2018

A bilateral visa waiver agreement with Russia has helped push the UAE unto the world’s most powerful passport list. The agreement has helped boost the UAE’s visa-free score to 155.

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Dubai Beaches Will Soon Have All Female Rescue Teams

Dubai Beaches Will Soon Have All Female Rescue Teams

09 July 2018

Dubai Police in a joint press conference with Dubai Municipality have announced that they are in the process of assembling all female rescue teams to provide more safety to beach-goers.

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Dubai Has Broken Yet Another World Record

Dubai Has Broken Yet Another World Record

09 July 2018

Definitely not a city to shy away from World Records, Dubai has taken on another! Along with the world’s biggest shopping mall and the world’s tallest tower - to name just a few of the over

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