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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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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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