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Malls To Remain Open For Longer Hours

Malls To Remain Open For Longer Hours

05 August 2019

Even though Dubai Summer Surprises has come to an end, exciting shopping experiences continue from this weekend. From Thursday 8 August until Saturday 17 August, for Eid Al Adha celebrations, prominent city malls will remain open for longer hours

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New Calling And Data Plans For GCC Travelers

New Calling And Data Plans For GCC Travelers

05 August 2019

UAE telecom provider du, has announced three new calling and data plans for those travelling for Hajj in Saudi Arabia and has extended these plans to cover other GCC countries including Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman. The new packages with up to 30GB of

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Dry Night Announced In Dubai This Weekend

Dry Night Announced In Dubai This Weekend

05 August 2019

The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has issued a circular to all of the city’s hotels and restaurants advising them to observe dry night as of 6.30pm on Friday, 9 August to 7.30pm on Saturday, 10 August. Marking the occasion of

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Nearly 300 Million Public Transport Rides In The First Six Months

Nearly 300 Million Public Transport Rides In The First Six Months

04 August 2019

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has released the statistics revealing the exact number of riders used public transport in the first six months of this year. As per the figures released, an average of 1.6 million riders took public

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Special Eid Al Adha Firework Show Announced

Special Eid Al Adha Firework Show Announced

04 August 2019

Dubai's skies are set to be all lit up with the colourful bursts of fireworks for Eid Al Adha, after an observatory in Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday, 1 August that the first day of Eid Al Adha will be Sunday,11 August. More locations for

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Choose Your In-Flight Meal Before You Fly

Choose Your In-Flight Meal Before You Fly

01 August 2019

Emirates Airlines is rolling out a new option that allows passengers to book their choice of meal online before they fly. Though the option to pre-order vegetarian and dietary-specific meals is already available on Emirates website while booking a

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Petrol Prices Are Set To Rise In August 2019

Petrol Prices Are Set To Rise In August 2019

30 July 2019

The Ministry of Energy has announced the new fuel prices for August 2019 which sees an increase in the cost of a litre of petrol and diesel. The new prices will take Super 98 to Dhs 2.37 per litre up from Dhs2.30 per litre in July

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Watch: Video Of A Dancing Cleaner Goes Viral

Watch: Video Of A Dancing Cleaner Goes Viral

30 July 2019

Someone has truly said that money cannot buy happiness and with this new video doing rounds on social media we just cannot agree more. An Abu Dhabi resident Afra Almarar shared a video on his Twitter handle @AAlmrar of a cleaner shaking a leg in

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Red Hot Chilli Peppers Tickets To Go On Sale

Red Hot Chilli Peppers Tickets To Go On Sale

30 July 2019

After confirming the news that Red Hot Chilli Peppers would be perfroming at the Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, the seven-days of big entertainment events leading up to UFC 242, the organisers have confirmed that tickets for the concert are on sale from

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Men Sponsored By Families Can Now Get Labour Cards

Men Sponsored By Families Can Now Get Labour Cards

29 July 2019

A new work permit rule introduced by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation will allow private businesses to recruit men sponsored by their families. The new permit will benefit sons that have finished schools and universities and sponsor

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Ferry Service Between Dubai And Sharjah

Ferry Service Between Dubai And Sharjah

28 July 2019

A new ferry service will connect Dubai and Sharjah with the aim of easing the pressure on roads, offering a quick and alternative transportation option between the two. Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) launched the new marine transport

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A New Venue For The Children's Birthday Party

A New Venue For The Children's Birthday Party

28 July 2019

Young movie-goers are in for a real treat and whole new experience as Novo Cinema, Dubai Festival City Mall launches Novo Kidz. Featuring furry ‘Friendly Monster’ seats, adjustable light and sound, Novo Kidz offers specialised monster themed birthday

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Abu Dhabi Gets Toll Gates

Abu Dhabi Gets Toll Gates

25 July 2019

Road toll gates will be active in the UAE capital city Abu Dhabi from 15 October 2019, as confirmed by senior officials at the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT). Four toll gates have been installed at Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Sheikh Khalifa Bridge

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Red Hot Chili Peppers To Play In The UAE

Red Hot Chili Peppers To Play In The UAE

24 July 2019

The organisers of the upcoming Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, have confirmed that the American rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers will be performing for the very first time in the UAE this September. Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism

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