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UAE Amnesty Scheme Has Been Extended For Another Month

UAE Amnesty Scheme Has Been Extended For Another Month

31 October 2018

The amnesty scheme which took effect on 1 August and was originally planned to continue until 31 October, has been extended. The scheme was intended for expats living in the UAE illegally to regularise their residency status or leave the

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Petrol Prices For November Announced

Petrol Prices For November Announced

30 October 2018

Petrol and diesel prices in the UAE fluctuate this November, the Ministry of Energy announced on Tuesday. The price of unleaded Super 98 has been reduced to Dhs 2.57 per litre, down from Dhs 2.61 in the previous month.

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Dubai Consumer Protection Department Warns Against The Opinions of Influencers

Dubai Consumer Protection Department Warns Against The Opinions of Influencers

30 October 2018

To influence or not to influence, that is the question. During the rise of social media influencers, a fair few have given the practise a bad reputation. How The Dubai Consumer Protection Department feels about influencers is now no longer under

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Dubai Is Opening The First Skin Bank In The Region

Dubai Is Opening The First Skin Bank In The Region

30 October 2018

As the first in the Arab region, Dubai is set to introduce a skin bank. Skin banks contain healthy skin that has been surgically removed and frozen for future use. It is one of the most valuable resources for skin grafting - particularly used

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WATCH: The UAE's First Ever Satellite Was Launched Today

WATCH: The UAE's First Ever Satellite Was Launched Today

29 October 2018

The first ever completely Emirati-made satellite, Khalifa Sat was launched this morning. The satellite took off into space from Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan. The historic event took place this morning, at 8.08am UAE-time onboard the

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HH Sheikh Mohammed Reaches 2 Million Followers On Linkedin

HH Sheikh Mohammed Reaches 2 Million Followers On Linkedin

28 October 2018

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has officially reached two million LinkedIn followers. His Highness is now the second most followed Global Political Leader and one

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Sheikh Zayed Road Will Turn Into Art For 'Dubai Street Museum' Project

Sheikh Zayed Road Will Turn Into Art For 'Dubai Street Museum' Project

28 October 2018

Dubai is getting a makeover! Brand Dubai and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) have now launched the third phase of ‘Dubai Street Museum’ in the form of the Dubai Metro Murals Project. The project will see two international artists,

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Dua Lipa Headlines the Louvre Abu Dhabi's Anniversary Celebrations

Dua Lipa Headlines the Louvre Abu Dhabi's Anniversary Celebrations

28 October 2018

In celebration of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s one-year anniversary, the venue will see some exciting events. From the 8-11 November, the venue will see a host of concerts, exhibitions, family activities and workshops as well as pop-up spoken art performances.

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Dubai's Population Reaches Over 3 Million

Dubai's Population Reaches Over 3 Million

28 October 2018

It certainly is getting a little cosy in here! Dubai Statistics Center (DSC) revealed yesterday that Dubai’s resident population grew by 232,400 to reach 3,136,400 at the end of the third quarter of 2018. The total population has experienced a growth

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One Of The UAE's Most Iconic Buildings Will Reopen Soon

One Of The UAE's Most Iconic Buildings Will Reopen Soon

25 October 2018

Qasr Al Hosn is one of the oldest heritage sites in Abu Dhabi. It is made up of two iconic buildings, the Inner Fort, which was erected all the way back around 1795 and the Outer Palace, which was built in the 1940s. Not only is the building

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Dubai Mall Is Set To Add 5,000 More Parking Spaces

Dubai Mall Is Set To Add 5,000 More Parking Spaces

25 October 2018

As one of the largest malls in the world, Dubai Mall can hold a lot of people. What mall-goers frequently face, however, is a lack of parking spaces. The mall currently hold 9,500 parking spaces in its entirety and will now be getting an

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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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