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New Alert System To Help Find Missing Children in the UAE

New Alert System To Help Find Missing Children in the UAE

11 December 2018

There will be a new alert system in the UAE to help families find children who have gone missing. In collaboration with Facebook, the ‘Neda,’ which means ‘alert’ in Arabic, will notify Facebook users of SOS cases in relation to missing children.

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Emirati Women Representation At FNC To Increase

Emirati Women Representation At FNC To Increase

09 December 2018

Emirati women will represent 50% of the seats in the Federal National Council (FNC) from next years parliamentary term, under new directives issued by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. Currently of the 40 seats,

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WATCH: Sheikh Mohammed Cheer Up A Little Girl On National Day

WATCH: Sheikh Mohammed Cheer Up A Little Girl On National Day

06 December 2018

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai cheered up a little girl who was upset on missing out on a National Day call from him. The video that went viral on social media shows a bunch

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Dubai's First Floating Supermarket

Dubai's First Floating Supermarket

06 December 2018

As if shopping on dry land was not enough, Dubai residents can now buy groceries at sea as well. Retail giant Carrefour has announced the launch of its sea store to serve yachts as well as beach goers in Dubai. This is a first of its kind

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Pope To Make His First Visit To The UAE

Pope To Make His First Visit To The UAE

06 December 2018

Pope Francis has accepted the UAE’s invitation to visit the country. The Vatican has confirmed that the Pope will visit the UAE in February. This will be the first ever visit of the Pope to the Gulf region and leaders of the nation expect this to

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This Oldest Palace Reopens

This Oldest Palace Reopens

06 December 2018

Abu Dhabi’s oldest heritage site Qasr Al Hosn reopens as a museum after the completion of its renovation and renewal works. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander

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Have You Noticed The Name Change On Your Mobile?

Have You Noticed The Name Change On Your Mobile?

05 December 2018

UAE residents noticed a change again where the network name usually appears on their mobile, which has been replaced with ‘Qasr Al Hosn’. This time around the name change is due to a historic landmark in Abu Dhabi, which is set to reopen as a

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The UAE Went All-Out This Weekend For National Day

The UAE Went All-Out This Weekend For National Day

04 December 2018

This long weekend has been jam-packed with events celebrating the 47th UAE National Day. Whether you celebrated with family and friends in the region or you enjoyed the break overseas, there was just so much going on that you probably

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UAE Passport Now Ranked Number One Worldwide

UAE Passport Now Ranked Number One Worldwide

04 December 2018

After being recently being placed at 8th spot, followed by 3rd, the UAE Passport has now jumped to the top spot worldwide. Ranked as the number one best in the world, the UAE passport allows holders to enter 167 countries visa-free

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UAE Satellite Captures Iconic Photo From Space

UAE Satellite Captures Iconic Photo From Space

04 December 2018

Last month, the first ever completely Emirati-made satellite, KhalifaSat was launched. Taking off into space from Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan, the satellite’s purpose is to capture images of Earth from space. KhalifaSat’s first image was

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UAE Amnesty Scheme Extended For One Month

UAE Amnesty Scheme Extended For One Month

04 December 2018

The amnesty scheme which took effect on 1 August and was originally planned to continue until 31 October, has been extended for a second time. The first extension saw the scheme continuing through to 1 December, however, it will now continue until

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Fuel Prices For December Announced

Fuel Prices For December Announced

01 December 2018

The fuel prices in the UAE for the month of December have been and announced and the good news is they have come down … and by quiet a bit as well. The Ministry of Energy and Industry has announced that from 1 December the price of unleaded

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This Is Why Your Phone Network Reads '30NOV'

This Is Why Your Phone Network Reads '30NOV'

28 November 2018

Did you notice the change on your mobile phone this morning? Well you are not the only one. This time around, the network name has been changed and includes in its place ‘30 NOV’ to mark the UAE’s Commemoration Day which falls each year on

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Third Jazz Festival Act Announced

Third Jazz Festival Act Announced

28 November 2018

Hot off the heals of the announcements that Snow Patrol and Jamiroquai are confirmed to perform in Dubai next year, the third headline act confirmed to perform at the three-day Dubai Jazz Festival is American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys,

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