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Numerous Stingrays have been spotted in Dubai Canal

Numerous Stingrays have been spotted in Dubai Canal

27 February 2019

Numerous stingrays have been spotted in Dubai Canal. Dubai resident Mark Forrester shared the pictures with us where a group of stingrays can be seen flocking in the canal which eventually meets with Arabian Sea.

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Two Limited Edition Coffee Flavours That Will Blow Your Mind

Two Limited Edition Coffee Flavours That Will Blow Your Mind

27 February 2019

Dubai Food Festival and it’s platform for home-grown restaurants, Beach Canteen, are in full swing, and to capture the foodie sentiments running high across town, Costa Coffee has launched two limited edition drinks, Charcoal Cappuccino and

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Petrol Prices For March Increase

Petrol Prices For March Increase

27 February 2019

The Ministry of Energy announced new fuel prices for March which sees an increase for both petrol and diesel. The new prices announced on Wednesday will take Super 98 up to Dhs 2.04 per litre, up from Dhs 1.95 per litre in

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Dubai Roads Will See Partial Closure This Week For A Race

Dubai Roads Will See Partial Closure This Week For A Race

26 February 2019

Dubai roads will witness partial road closures twice this week, on Wednesday and Saturday, for an international cycle race. The first ever UAE Tour kicked off from Abu Dhabi on Monday, 25 February and will finish in Dubai on Saturday, 2 March after

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First Emirati Astronauts Will Travel To Space This Year

First Emirati Astronauts Will Travel To Space This Year

26 February 2019

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced that the first Emirati astronauts will travel to the International Space Station (ISS) later this year. One of the astronauts will fly to ISS on 25 September for an

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Labourer Sells Car He Won In A Lucky Draw For Dhs 600,000

Labourer Sells Car He Won In A Lucky Draw For Dhs 600,000

26 February 2019

The fortunes of an Indian expat, who works as a carpenter in the UAE on a monthly salary of Dhs 1,900, changed overnight after his name popped up in a lucky draw winning a luxury sports car, a McLaren 570S Spider, the cost of which is estimated

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New Announcements For Parking

New Announcements For Parking

25 February 2019

As part of its efforts to increase customer happiness, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) extends the SMS services for purchasing e-parking tickets to include vehicles registered in other emirates and GCC countries. The extension does

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Dubai Sets A New Tourism Record In 2018

Dubai Sets A New Tourism Record In 2018

25 February 2019

Dubai reached new heights by welcoming an impressive 15.92 million international overnight visitors in 2018, revealed Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), with Indian visitors topping the list with over 2 million

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Orange Robots To Keep Metro Stations Clean

Orange Robots To Keep Metro Stations Clean

24 February 2019

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is experimenting with the use of orange robots in cleaning Dubai Metro Stations as part of efforts to support the UAE Artificial Intelligence strategy. The process is under trial at a few metro stations

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Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Now Open

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Now Open

21 February 2019

Dubai’s hotel and leisure scene is just getting better and better with the addition of the beachfront luxury five start resort, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, the first hotel from the luxury hotel brand in the Middle East. The new property has been

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UAE Car Free Day Returns On Sunday

UAE Car Free Day Returns On Sunday

21 February 2019

UAE Car Free Day returns on Sunday, 24 February when commuters are encouraged to ditch their cars and instead use public transport, or even walk to work and places they visit. UAE Car Free Day is part of Dubai Municipality’s

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Special Olympics Torch Run To Visit Dubai

Special Olympics Torch Run To Visit Dubai

20 February 2019

Ahead of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 which will be held between 14-19 March, the ceremonial ‘Law Enforcement Torch Run’ will visit all the emirates, including Dubai. The torch named the ‘Flame of Hope’ will arrive in

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Jackie Chan To Make A Film In Dubai

Jackie Chan To Make A Film In Dubai

19 February 2019

Movie star and martial artist Jackie Chan is coming to Dubai for a second time to start shooting his new film ‘Vanguard’, as revealed by Dubai Film and TV Commission. In 2015, the actor shot a few scenes of his movie ‘Kung Fu Yoga’ in Dubai

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DWC Traffic To Increase By 700 Per Cent From Mid-April

DWC Traffic To Increase By 700 Per Cent From Mid-April

19 February 2019

Passenger flight traffic at Dubai’s second airport Dubai World Central (DWC) also known as Al Maktoum International Airport is expected to increase by 700% during the runway closure at Dubai International Airport (DXB) from mid-April to 30 May

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