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Public And Private Sector Holiday Announced

Public And Private Sector Holiday Announced

20 August 2019

A holiday for the public and private sector in Dubai on the occasion of Islamic New Year, also known as Hijri New Year has been confirmed. The announcement for public sector was made on the official Twitter account of the Federal Authority for

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Dubai Police Warn Over Online Scam

Dubai Police Warn Over Online Scam

19 August 2019

Dubai Police have issued a fresh alert through their Twitter account warning UAE residents to protect themselves from online fraud by not sharing their personal bank details including debit card, credit card and personal identification number (PIN)

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Emirati Passport Holders Can Now Travel To This Country Visa Free

Emirati Passport Holders Can Now Travel To This Country Visa Free

19 August 2019

Emirati passport holders can now travel to one more tourist favourite without having to obtain a visa. UAE passport holders can visit South Africa visa free, and stay in the country for up to 90 days under the new visa waiver agreement signed

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India's PM To Visit UAE This Friday

India's PM To Visit UAE This Friday

19 August 2019

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, will visit the UAE later this week. During the two-day trip, which starts on Friday, 23 August, Modi will meet with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy

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BON Opens A New Branch

BON Opens A New Branch

18 August 2019

British Orchard Nursery, winner of 25 national and international awards, has announced the launch its new branch in collaboration with Department of Finance (DOF). The nursery's 22nd branch opened its doors at the DOF headquarters in His Highness

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Dubai Mall Dinosaur Up For Sale

Dubai Mall Dinosaur Up For Sale

18 August 2019

Dubai is selling off the skeleton of a massive 155-million-year-old dinosaur that can still be seen at The Dubai Mall, up until it is auctioned off on 25 August. Dubai based Emirates Auction will organise this unique sale to sell the giant dinosaur

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Third Most Lucrative Flight In The World Is One You May Have Travelled On

Third Most Lucrative Flight In The World Is One You May Have Travelled On

18 August 2019

OAG, the international provider of travel data has released its list of ‘Top Ten Highest Revenue Routes’ and the highly popular Emirates route between Dubai and London Heathrow came third on the list. Emirates flies 10 flights per day

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Dubai Sees More Tourists In First Half Of Year

Dubai Sees More Tourists In First Half Of Year

18 August 2019

The number of international overnight tourists has spiked to 8.36 million in the first half of 2019, an increase of 3 percent from the same period last year, according to data released by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing

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The Next Public Holiday Is Not Too Far

The Next Public Holiday Is Not Too Far

15 August 2019

After a long refreshing Eid Al Adha break, are you already wondering when the next long weekend break might be? The good news is it may not be that far off. The Islamic New Year, Hijri is expected to be on Saturday, 31 August, however as the date is

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Dubai Police's Warning To Motorists

Dubai Police's Warning To Motorists

15 August 2019

Dubai Police took to Twitter to advise motorists to not to leave their car unattended with the engines running, as it will make their cars an easy target for car thieves. In a tweet, Dubai Police said, “Dear Driver, do not be an easy target for car

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A New Luxury Cinema Experience In Dubai

A New Luxury Cinema Experience In Dubai

07 August 2019

Are you a movie junkie and also like the finer things in life? Well you can now watch a movie in an exclusive and luxurious environment, and share with friends as well, by booking a private cinema for 15 people at VOX private-only Cinema at

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Dubai Impounds 2,000 Cars

Dubai Impounds 2,000 Cars

06 August 2019

More than 2,000 cars abandoned on Dubai’s streets have been confiscated by the Waste Management Department of Dubai Municipality. In only six months from January until June this year, a total of 2,053 vehicles were impounded by the municipality, the

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Rulers Of Emirates Pardon Prisoners Ahead Of Eid Al Adha

Rulers Of Emirates Pardon Prisoners Ahead Of Eid Al Adha

06 August 2019

Following the tradition of releasing inmates during religious holidays, in the run up to Eid Al Adha, the rulers of the Emirates have ordered the release of over 1,800 prisoners and have also committed to settle some inmates’ financial debts.

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Arrive Early At DXB

Arrive Early At DXB

06 August 2019

Are you flying out this weekend for an Eid Al Adha vacation? The you should aim to get to the airport at least three hours before the flight’s scheduled departure time. The coming weekend is expected to be a very busy time at Dubai International

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