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Expect More Rain

Expect More Rain

19 February 2019

More rainfall in the UAE is expected according to the National Centre of Metrology (NCM), as cloud-seeding operations are being carried out. NCM has carried out 15 operations this month and is looking to complete 20 as rain clouds have been

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Tentative Dates Of Ramadan Announced

Tentative Dates Of Ramadan Announced

18 February 2019

Moon sighting plays a key role in determining the exact date of The Holy Month of Ramadan to begin, and it is impossible to release the confirmed date until closer to the time. However, an astronomer from the Sharjah Centre for Astronomy and

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Electronic Smoking Products To Be Sold Legally From April

Electronic Smoking Products To Be Sold Legally From April

18 February 2019

The sale of all electronic smoking products, including vaping devices, is currently banned in the UAE under UAE Federal Law No. 15 of 2009 on tobacco control. Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) has issued new rules

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Sheikh Mohammed’s Latest Book Now Available In English

Sheikh Mohammed’s Latest Book Now Available In English

18 February 2019

To mark 50 years of serving the nation, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, released his book titled “Qissati” in January this year giving an insight into his

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Rain Falls In Dubai And More Is Expected

Rain Falls In Dubai And More Is Expected

17 February 2019

People in Dubai woke up to unexpected rain fall as they headed out to work, and reports advise that rain is expected at intervals throughout the day in some parts and temperatures around the UAE are expected to drop. According to the National

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Snake Charmer From India To Perform At This 10-Day Music Festival

Snake Charmer From India To Perform At This 10-Day Music Festival

17 February 2019

Street Beats returns this week to Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), bringing over 200 performances by 55 artists from over 20 countries. From 18 February and running till 27 February, the 10-day festival will feature five dedicated open-air stages

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New Bridge Opens On Expo Road

New Bridge Opens On Expo Road

17 February 2019

The road network leading to the Expo 2020 site has just got a step closer to completion with the opening of a main bridge at the intersection of Expo Road and Al Asayel Street. Expo Road will be raised at the intersection with Al Asayel Street

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Dubai Airports Soon To Have 'No Queues'

Dubai Airports Soon To Have 'No Queues'

14 February 2019

Dubai Airports recently celebrated the huge mark of welcoming its one billionth passenger, has launched a new brand identity bearing a fresh logo which will present Dubai Airports as an operator leveraging the use of technology and enhancing

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DJ Jonas Blue To Replace Jess Glynne At RedFestDXB Tonight

DJ Jonas Blue To Replace Jess Glynne At RedFestDXB Tonight

14 February 2019

DJ Jonas Blue will open RedFestDXB tonight at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre stepping in to replace British pop singer Jess Glynne. RedFestDXB organisers broke the news to fans on Wednesday evening, saying, "We're so gutted that Jess

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You Will Soon Be Hailing Taxis In The Air

You Will Soon Be Hailing Taxis In The Air

13 February 2019

Dubai people will soon be travelling through the air in sky pods, avoiding the dread traffic and road congestion. The futuristic step took a leap forward as authorities in Dubai signed a deal with world’s leading Sky Pod developer. Dubai’s Roads

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World’s Highest Lounge Unveiled

World’s Highest Lounge Unveiled

13 February 2019

Do you think you have gone as high as you can when you have eaten in the world’s highest restaurant At.mosphere at 122 floors high, or looked over Dubai's landscape from the worlds highest observatory platforms at levels 124, 125 and 148

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Taste Of Dubai's Headline Act Announced

Taste Of Dubai's Headline Act Announced

12 February 2019

Former Spandau Ballet front man Tony Hadley returns to Dubai next month to headline the city’s favorite food & drink festival, Taste of Dubai. On Thursday, 7 March, the British pop icon will take to the stage, kick starting the annual food

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GEMS Merges Two Schools

GEMS Merges Two Schools

12 February 2019

GEMS Education has announced the merger of two of its schools, Our Own English High School Sharjah, Boys and GEMS New Our Own Private High School, located at a new, state-of-the-art campus in Al Juwaizah, Sharjah. By the start of the 2019-20

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Rain Expected In Dubai

Rain Expected In Dubai

12 February 2019

Dubai people woke up to a relatively cooler and windy morning today, and rainfall of different intensities is expected over scattered areas throughout the day, according to reports from the UAE's National Centre of Meteorology. Motorists are

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