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Al Ain FC To Face Real Madrid

Al Ain FC To Face Real Madrid

20 December 2018

A Gareth Bale hat-trick has set up a final between European champions Real Madrid and UAE champions Al Ain FC on Saturday 22 December. The semi-final clash between the superstars of Madrid and Asian League Champions Kashima Antlers of Japan

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Local Team In World Cup Finals

Local Team In World Cup Finals

19 December 2018

As the 10 day long FIFA Club World Cup tournament in Abu Dhabi reaches a climax on Saturday night, local football fans already have cause for celebration as a UAE team has made it to the finals. Al Ain FC beat South American club River Plate

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Beach Club Apologises For Guests Behavior

Beach Club Apologises For Guests Behavior

18 December 2018

An apology has been published by popular beach club Zero Gravity, for an inappropriate act by one of its guests and assured visitors of its ongoing strict hygiene controls. The incident occurred on Sunday 15 December, after a video showing a man

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Burj Khalifa Is One Of The Most Visited Attractions In The World

Burj Khalifa Is One Of The Most Visited Attractions In The World

17 December 2018

Over recent years, the way we explore cities and travel around them has changed dramatically. With the advent of ride hailing apps, getting to and from different places is easier and a lot more convenient. And as the data on our habits is captured

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Is One Of The Most Followed World Leaders On Social Media

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Is One Of The Most Followed World Leaders On Social Media

17 December 2018

Social media is all about likes, followers and retweets and for some people where you rank is important. Most of us have a few hundred Instagram followers and Facebook friends, with the average number of Facebook friends at around 338

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WATCH: New Look To The A380

WATCH: New Look To The A380

16 December 2018

Emirates has revealed a new look to one of its 108 A380 planes. Emirates has been a sponsor of Real Madrid since 2011 and the official main sponsor since 2013, has since 2015 been placing images of Real Madrid players on the livery of some of its

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UAE's Most Googled Terms of 2018

UAE's Most Googled Terms of 2018

16 December 2018

The results are in! The Google results that is! A list of the UAE’s most Google-searched terms for 2018 has been released. As we reflect on the events of the past year, this list is hardly surprising, but take a look and see for yourself!

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2019 Declared as the 'Year of Tolerance'

2019 Declared as the 'Year of Tolerance'

16 December 2018

The UAE has officially declared 2019 as the ‘Year of Tolerance.’ President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has given the title with the idea that the Ministry and the government authorities will focus on the vast importance of

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Pope Francis Will Hold A Papal Mass in Abu Dhabi

Pope Francis Will Hold A Papal Mass in Abu Dhabi

13 December 2018

Further to the announcement last week that Pope Francis will visit the UAE early next year, it has now also been confirmed that he is set to hold a Papal Mass during his visit on 5 February at Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi.

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Abandoning Pets Is Now Punishable By Law

Abandoning Pets Is Now Punishable By Law

13 December 2018

Announced by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment on Wednesday, people who abandon their pets will now face legal consequences. Due to the increasing number of pets being left by owners, the Ministry has intervened. Abandonment and

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Dubai Airport Set To Be At Its Busiest This Month

Dubai Airport Set To Be At Its Busiest This Month

13 December 2018

It’s going to be a busy week for travel at Dubai International Airport (DXB)! With a lot of people travelling for the holidays, there will be a surge of passengers travelling to and from Dubai. Emirates Airline is expecting 100,000 passengers to use

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The "Christmas Comet" Will Be Visible This Weekend

The "Christmas Comet" Will Be Visible This Weekend

12 December 2018

Your little ones will be dazzled at the sight of Santa Claus soaring through the skies this weekend. Okay, it’s not really Santa Claus (spoiler alert) but it is just as magical. the “Christmas comet,” also known as 46P/Wirtanen will be visible

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Abu Dhabi Police Will Now Patrol In A Very Different Way

Abu Dhabi Police Will Now Patrol In A Very Different Way

11 December 2018

We’ve all witnessed police patrolling via horseback, what we haven’t seen, however, is police patrolling via… camel. Abu Dhabi Police has now launched a camel patrol by the name of Hajana in order to embrace the region’s most faithful four-legged

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RAK Will Host An Epic Fireworks Display This NYE

RAK Will Host An Epic Fireworks Display This NYE

11 December 2018

If you’re planning on getting away from the mania that is a Dubai New Year’s Eve, why not staycation in Ras Al Khaimah? This New Year’s Eve, Al Marjan Island will be staking a claim on a Guinness World Record as it hosts a 12-minute fireworks display

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