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Celebrate Emirati Women’s Day With These Inspirational Icons

Celebrate Emirati Women’s Day With These Inspirational Icons

27 August 2019

To mark Emirati Women's Day on 28 August, the open-to-all and free to attend inspirational session ‘Flow Talks Series’ adopts the theme “Women, Icons of Tolerance”. Lead by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's

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Dubai Goes Greener

Dubai Goes Greener

27 August 2019

In its effort to boost green areas in Dubai, Dubai Municipality added 1.7 million square metres of green areas in the city in 2018 by planting 44,000 trees on the roads and squares of Dubai. Until the end of 2018, the total planted area in Dubai is

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FIVE Jumeirah Village With 269 Pools Set To Open In JVC

FIVE Jumeirah Village With 269 Pools Set To Open In JVC

27 August 2019

Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC) is set to get a new lifestyle hotel. Opening its doors on 2 September, FIVE Jumeirah Village hotel is made up of 247 luxurious rooms and suites, and 254 one, two and four-bedroom hotel apartments. On top of this, the

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Demand For Smart Cars Goes Up

Demand For Smart Cars Goes Up

27 August 2019

The number of journeys made through Smart Car rental services run by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has doubled. In the first seven months of this year, 377,873 journeys were completed compared to 185,501 journeys recorded during the sam

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UAE Road Traffic Deaths Decline By 34.2%

UAE Road Traffic Deaths Decline By 34.2%

26 August 2019

The UAE is considered one of the top countries in the world for implementing road safety systems, and the government’s continuous efforts have brought down road traffic deaths by 34.2 percent in five years, down from 712 in 2014 to 468 in 2018. The

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What Is Included In The Sin Tax And What Is Not

What Is Included In The Sin Tax And What Is Not

25 August 2019

The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has recently expanded the list of products eligible for excise tax, also known as 'Sin Tax', to promote and create awareness towards healthy lifestyle. In order to do so, the list expanded to include sweetened drinks,

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A New Distraction Free Cinema Experience Coming Soon

A New Distraction Free Cinema Experience Coming Soon

25 August 2019

There is new development in the cinema industry that will be welcome by all those cinema-goers who cannot stand it when other members of the audience take phone calls or continuously tapping phone screens while watching a movie. Very soon, cinema pa

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Dubai Traffic Discount Scheme Could Be Extended To Other Emirates

Dubai Traffic Discount Scheme Could Be Extended To Other Emirates

25 August 2019

A Dubai police initiative launched earlier this year to give discounts to motorists on traffic fines could expand to all other emirates of the UAE. The scheme which was introduced on 6 February this year, gives motorist 25% off discounts on their

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Rare Crocodiles And Birds Saved From Smugglers

Rare Crocodiles And Birds Saved From Smugglers

22 August 2019

A group of traffickers smuggling eight Siamese crocodiles and nine birds from the rare hornbill family, have been arrested in Sharjah. According to the state news agency, WAM, Sharjah's Environment and Protected Areas Authority and the police foiled

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Expat Wins A Million Dollars

Expat Wins A Million Dollars

21 August 2019

A 34-year old Indian expat in Dubai got lucky when her ticket number 4111 won her Dhs 3.67 Million in the latest Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw. The winner, Beejal O., a resident of Dubai for seven years, was a regular participant in

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Discounts On Fines For Driving Safely

Discounts On Fines For Driving Safely

21 August 2019

Dubai Police is inviting motorists to sign a pledge to drive safely as part of a road safety campaign they are calling ‘Day Without Accidents’. The campaign will be held on 2 September, the day schools re-open  after the summer holidays.Motorists

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New Items Added To Sin Tax

New Items Added To Sin Tax

21 August 2019

The UAE Cabinet has expanded the list of excise taxable products to include sweetened beverages, sugary drinks and electronic smoking devices. The step has been taken to ‘reduce consumption of unhealthy goods and modify consumers behaviour’.

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Over Half A Million People To Arrive In DXB

Over Half A Million People To Arrive In DXB

21 August 2019

Dubai is all set to get busy again as it welcomes back returning residents from post Eid holidays and long summer vacations ahead of the start of the the new academic year in the first week of September. According to the Emirates Airlines, it is

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Reggaeton Star J Balvin Confirmed To Play In The UAE

Reggaeton Star J Balvin Confirmed To Play In The UAE

20 August 2019

After the big announcement that the Red Hot Chili Peppers will make their UAE debut at Yas Island’s new indoor venue, The Arena, on 4 September as part of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, the second big announcement is now sweeping fans off their feet.

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