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Free Parking Next Week

Free Parking Next Week

29 May 2019

UAE residents gearing up towards a week-long Eid break and everyone is working on plans on what to do and where to go.If your plans are to stick around in Dubai, the good news is that you can park your cars in Dubai for free for the whole week.

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Special Public Transport Hours For Over Eid Announced

Special Public Transport Hours For Over Eid Announced

29 May 2019

Commuters who use public transport can stay out a little longer during the Eid Al-Fitr holidays as the metro and other public transport services will be running until late, adding to the convenience of residents and holiday revellers. the changes

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Schools Close For A Week To Mark Eid

Schools Close For A Week To Mark Eid

28 May 2019

Schools in Dubai will have five working days off to mark Eid Al Fitr, confirmed the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) on Monday. KHDA took to its official Twitter handle to announce the holidays, which will begin on

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Children To Get UAE Passports

Children To Get UAE Passports

28 May 2019

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship announced on Monday night that 3,354 children of Emirati women married to foreign fathers will be granted Emirati citizenship by the UAE Government. According to UAE law, children born to Emirati

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Date Of Royal Weddings Confirmed

Date Of Royal Weddings Confirmed

28 May 2019

A royal reception ceremony to celebrate the marriages of the three sons of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of Dubai will take place on Thursday, 6 June. His

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Eid Holidays For Private Sector Announced

Eid Holidays For Private Sector Announced

27 May 2019

The private sector will have a four dholiday for the upcoming Eid Al Fitr, as announced by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation. The holiday will begin on Ramadan 29 that is Monday, 3 June and will end on Shawwal 3 - which will be either

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Public Sector To Have A Week Off For Eid Al Fitr

Public Sector To Have A Week Off For Eid Al Fitr

27 May 2019

Public sector will get five days off for Eid Al Fitr as announced by the UAE Cabinet under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. Eid Al Fitr holiday for public sector employees will begin on Sunday,

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Sheikh Mohammed To Pay For All Medical Bills Of Injured British Teacher

Sheikh Mohammed To Pay For All Medical Bills Of Injured British Teacher

26 May 2019

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has confirmed to pay for all medical bills of a British expat teacher who met with a serious accident while riding a horse. Rebecca Chisholm, 24, was

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A New Road To Link Dubai And Sharjah

A New Road To Link Dubai And Sharjah

26 May 2019

A new road between Dubai and Sharjah will open by the end of June this year easing the traffic flow between the two emirates, announced Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The 12km street links Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road

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Burj Khalifa Congratulates Royal Family

Burj Khalifa Congratulates Royal Family

23 May 2019

The world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa lit up on Wednesday night to congratulate the Royal Family on the wedding of the three sons of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of

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Ramadan Blue Donation Boxes Are Back

Ramadan Blue Donation Boxes Are Back

22 May 2019

Have you spotted a big blue box inscribed with the message  ‘Share a Touch of Love’. You may have spotted them being set up across six different Dubai communities including Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Bay Avenue, Bay Square, Mudon Community

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Five Star Hotel Releases 15 Baby Sharks Into The Ocean

Five Star Hotel Releases 15 Baby Sharks Into The Ocean

21 May 2019

In a move that shows its commitment to marine sustainability, Atlantis The Palm released fifteen baby sharks and two stingrays into the ocean at Jebel Ali Wetland Sanctuary. In addition to wildlife releases, the hotel also carries a number of

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20 Lucky Contestants Win A Round Trip To Dubai With A Plus 1

20 Lucky Contestants Win A Round Trip To Dubai With A Plus 1

21 May 2019

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) popular tourist campaign “BeMyGuest”, with Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan as its brand ambassador, has garnered quite a lot popularity since its launch in December 2016. In its third year,

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Rumours About Injecting Cows For More Milk Rejected

Rumours About Injecting Cows For More Milk Rejected

21 May 2019

Rumours have been doing the rounds across social media about ‘unethical’ methods to increase milk production have been squashed by Dubai Municipality. A statement released said, “Dubai Municipality denies rumours about injecting the cattle producing

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