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A Whale Shark Spotted In Abu Dhabi Waters

A Whale Shark Spotted In Abu Dhabi Waters

11 October 2018

Al Bahar beach in Abu Dhabi has been closed to swimmers for a week until Friday after the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) announced that an endangered whale shark has been spotted in the Kasr Al Amwaj area. In a Twitter post, EAD wrote

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The Fireworks Are Back!

The Fireworks Are Back!

11 October 2018

New Year's Eve celebrations in Downtown Dubai will once again feature a spectacular firework display on the iconic Burj Khalifa. Back by popular demand, the firework display on the world’s tallest building is part of the New Year’s Eve Gala

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Two Expats Become Millionaires Overnight

Two Expats Become Millionaires Overnight

10 October 2018

Dubai Duty Free announced two winners of the Millennium Millionaire raffle draw on Tuesday that offered prize money of Dhs 3.6 million to each winner. The lucky winners who hit the jackpot are Imran Ishaq, 48, from Pakistan and Ramesh

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Instagram Fight Against Bullying!

Instagram Fight Against Bullying!

10 October 2018

Instagram, a popular social media platform has introduced new features to take a stand against a major social issue – bullying. With the advent of social media, online bullying has become a social evil which seems to have been affecting

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New Rules For Driving Schools

New Rules For Driving Schools

09 October 2018

A new resolution has been passed to regulate activities of all driving schools across Dubai except military and security bodies. According to the new resolution, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)’s in-house licensing agency

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New Safety Measures Installed On School Buses

New Safety Measures Installed On School Buses

09 October 2018

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has started a trial run for the remote monitoring of school buses. To run this initiative, which is aimed at enhancing students’ safety, 10 school busses’ interiors and exteriors

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Government Centres Going Digital This Month

Government Centres Going Digital This Month

08 October 2018

Dubai Government’s Department of Finance (DOF) has announced the launch of the 'Week without Service Centres' initiative, under which all more than 1,000 services provided by 40 government entities will only be available via smart channels

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Emirates Prepares For Capacity Cut

Emirates Prepares For Capacity Cut

08 October 2018

Emirates Airlines has confirmed on Sunday that it has already stopped taking bookings of some of its flights between April and May next year when Dubai International airport (DXB) will shut down the southern runway for upgrade works.

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Dhs 630 Million Road Improvements Around Expo 2020 Site

Dhs 630 Million Road Improvements Around Expo 2020 Site

07 October 2018

In a bid to improve and prepare the infrastructure around the Expo 2020 site in Jebel Ali, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded of two contracts for phase 5 and 6 worth Dhs 630 million. The area is being developed in six phases

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Court Increases The Sentence Of The Former British Editor

Court Increases The Sentence Of The Former British Editor

07 October 2018

Former Gulf News Editor, Francis Matthew, sentenced earlier this year to 10 years in jail for the murder his wife with a hammer, has received a backlash from the Dubai courts on his appeal to reduce the length of his sentence

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Watch: Car Almost Collides With A School Bus

Watch: Car Almost Collides With A School Bus

07 October 2018

Abu Dhabi Police took to Twitter to post a recent incident in which a white sedan car almost collided with a school bus. The video captured by a traffic camera showed the white sedan overtaking the school bus and then turning to the right

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Dubai Shopping Festival Dates Announced

Dubai Shopping Festival Dates Announced

07 October 2018

It was only two months ago that the summer shopping festival, Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), came to an end and we already have another extravaganza to look forward to, as the dates of the annual Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) have been confirmed

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UAE Not Expected To Be Affected By Tropical Storm

UAE Not Expected To Be Affected By Tropical Storm

07 October 2018

According to National Centre Meteorology (NCM), a tropical storm is expected to form over the Arabian Sea over the next 48 hours, however it will have no direct influence on the UAE. NCM has urged residents to not believe any

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Refund On Visa Security Deposits This Month

Refund On Visa Security Deposits This Month

04 October 2018

Further to the recent announcement in June this year that the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has replaced the Dhs 3,000 employee bank guarantee scheme with a new insurance plan, the Cabinet announced that refunds to

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