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UAE Nurseries To Be Closed For 14 Days

UAE Nurseries To Be Closed For 14 Days

01 March 2020

The UAE Ministry of Education has announced that nurseries in the country will be closed temporarily as a preventive measure to contain the spread of coronavirus. This decision was made after the number of infected cases reached 21 in the UAE,

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Fuel Prices For March Announced

Fuel Prices For March Announced

27 February 2020

The UAE's Fuel Price Committee has announced prices for March 2020 and they are going down in comparison to fuel prices in February 2020. The price of Super 98 has come down to Dhs 2.16 from Dhs 2.24 last month,

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Leap Year. Are You Proposing On The 29th?

Leap Year. Are You Proposing On The 29th?

27 February 2020

Did you know that traditionally women could only propose to their partners on 29 February? It may sound a bit odd when now men and women propose to each other on any day of the year, but it's always good to know about these traditions. 

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Saudi Bans Umrah Visitors

Saudi Bans Umrah Visitors

27 February 2020

In the wake of the recent increase in cases of coronavirus and as a precautionary measure, Saudi Arabia has announced a temporary ban on entry to the country for Umrah. In addition, a ban has been imposed on those with tourist visas coming from

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Sky Pods Are Coming To Dubai

Sky Pods Are Coming To Dubai

27 February 2020

Dubai's Road And Transport Authority (RTA) has inked an agreement with UK-based BeemCar Ltd to develop sky pods. This agreement will step up the UAE's initiatives to develop a futuristic mobility solution built on suspended transport technology. RTA

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Book An Uber With A Child Car Seat

Book An Uber With A Child Car Seat

26 February 2020

Finally, someone has taken note of a parent's needs here in Dubai. Ride-hailing company Uber, has launched a new feature called UberFamily that allows UAE families with young children to book a car with child car seats. The option UberFamily has

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Flights Cancelled Between Dubai And Iran

Flights Cancelled Between Dubai And Iran

26 February 2020

The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has directed Dubai Airports to cancel all the flights to and from Iran until further notice. The step has come in light of a rising number of coronavirus cases in Iran. 

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Flights Between Dubai And Bahrain Cancelled

Flights Between Dubai And Bahrain Cancelled

25 February 2020

UAE and Bahrain Civil Aviation Authority have announced on Tuesday that they are suspending all flights between Dubai and Bahrain for 48 hours as a precautionary measure to confront the coronavirus outbreak. According to a statement issued on

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Free Entry At This Waterpark

Free Entry At This Waterpark

25 February 2020

As the weather starts to heat-up, it is a perfect time to hit a waterpark and ths one in particular has a great offer for you. Laguna Waterpark at La Mer will be running a limited-period ‘Kids go free’ promotion on every Sunday thorugh to

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100 Per Cent Discount Scheme Is Back

100 Per Cent Discount Scheme Is Back

25 February 2020

Dubai Police has announced that their 100% discount initiative launched last year will continue to benefit motorists in 2020 as well. In February 2019, the Dubai Police launched an initiative to give discounts on traffic fines if motorists do no

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UAE Issues Travel Ban To Iran And Thailand

UAE Issues Travel Ban To Iran And Thailand

25 February 2020

The UAE has imposed a travel ban to Iran and Thailand on citizens following recent coronavirus outbreaks. The ban comes into effect immediately until further notice. The statement issued by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International

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Saudi Arabia Expands Visa On Arrival

Saudi Arabia Expands Visa On Arrival

24 February 2020

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has introduced a one-year multiple entry visit visa on arrival for Pakistan and Indian passport holders as well as for those who have the valid UK, US or Schengen visa. The new visa on arrival allows visitors to perform

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VAT Refunds Available At Dubai Mall

VAT Refunds Available At Dubai Mall

24 February 2020

Adding to the convenience for tourists, The Dubai Mall, in partnership with international payments service provider Planet, has launched a pre-validation VAT refund pilot service called ‘City Validation’. Visitors to The Dubai Mall can now  

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UAE Tour Sees Road Closures In Dubai

UAE Tour Sees Road Closures In Dubai

23 February 2020

The UAE Tour cycling race began today, Sunday 23 February, and as elite professionals take to the roads throughout different emirates, some roads will remain fully and partially closed this week. Starting off today at The Pointe on Palm Jumeirah and

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