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Sheikh Mohammed Orders The Release Of Prisoners Ahead Of Eid

Sheikh Mohammed Orders The Release Of Prisoners Ahead Of Eid

15 August 2018

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the release of prisoners in time for Eid Al Adha. The release of 547 prisoners, according to Attorney General of

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Emirates To Flatter Its Minor Customers

Emirates To Flatter Its Minor Customers

15 August 2018

Emirates is introducing a new range of toys to entertain its little guests. The new list includes top favourites: Lewis the Lion, Peek U the Panda, Ernie the Penguin, and Savanna the Elephant. The new toys will be on board all flights

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Indian Expat Becomes A Millionaire Overnight

Indian Expat Becomes A Millionaire Overnight

15 August 2018

An Indian expat’s fortune turned overnight as he won the Millennium Millionaire, Dubai Duty Free Raffle draw worth $1 million on Tuesday 14 August. The winner, J.I. Chacko, from Kerala in India, works in a pharmaceutical company in Jeddah

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Happy India Independence Day!

Happy India Independence Day!

15 August 2018

Today is a proud day for India. As the 72nd India Independence Day, 15 August commemorates the nation's independence from the United Kingdom. The holiday is observed throughout India with flag-hoisting ceremonies, parades and cultural events.

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Happy Pakistan Independence Day!

Happy Pakistan Independence Day!

14 August 2018

Today marks the 72nd Pakistan Independence Day. Observed annually, the date commemorates the day when Pakistan achieved independence and was declared a sovereign nation following the end of the British rule.

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Eid Al Adha Private Sector Holidays Announced

Eid Al Adha Private Sector Holidays Announced

14 August 2018

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has just announced the private sector holidays for next week. Eid Al Adha will see that private sector employees will have Monday (20 August) - Wednesday (22 August) off for the celebration

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Humidity Levels In The UAE Reach A Whopping 100 Percent

Humidity Levels In The UAE Reach A Whopping 100 Percent

14 August 2018

If you’re feeling a little damper than usual today, there’s a reason for that. The UAE has officially reached humidity levels of 100 percent. Abu Dhabi-based National Center of Meteorology (NCM) recorded that the humidity peaked in the Sharjah

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UAE Billionaire Donates Over Dhs 3 Million To Kerala Flood Victims

UAE Billionaire Donates Over Dhs 3 Million To Kerala Flood Victims

13 August 2018

UAE-based Keralite expat and billionaire Yusuff Ali M.A. has announced that he has kept Dhs 4 million aside to aide flood victims in Kerala, India.

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Emirates Launches Discounted Tickets To Over 70 Destinations

Emirates Launches Discounted Tickets To Over 70 Destinations

13 August 2018

Emirates has announced special fares to over 70 global destinations for a limited time only on bookings made by 20 August for travel between 1 September and 31 March next year. Offers include, Economy Class seats to Beirut

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Dubai Residents, Beware Of This Scam

Dubai Residents, Beware Of This Scam

13 August 2018

Another scam has surfaced over the past few days to look out for. Scammers are falsely using the ENOC name to steal cash from users by claiming that their bank account details have changed.

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This Popular Metro Station Is Getting A New Name

This Popular Metro Station Is Getting A New Name

13 August 2018

Bound to cause some confusion on your travels, the Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) Metro station has a new name! The station will be renamed Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) Metro station from 1 September.

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Eid Al Adha Holidays Announced

Eid Al Adha Holidays Announced

12 August 2018

Public sector employees in the UAE will get a week-long holiday this Eid Al Adha, as announced by the UAE government. The holiday will begin on Sunday, 19 August and work will resume on Sunday, 26 August. So in effect, the public sector

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Speeding Fines Halved As 20kmh Speed Buffer Removed

Speeding Fines Halved As 20kmh Speed Buffer Removed

12 August 2018

As Abu Dhabi takes away the 20kmh speed buffer on roads from today, 12 August, speeding fines are said to be reduced by half to Dhs 300 from Dhs 600. According to the authorities, the reduction in fines will soften the blow for motorists

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Charges Against The Swedish Woman Detained In Dubai Dropped

Charges Against The Swedish Woman Detained In Dubai Dropped

12 August 2018

Dubai has officially closed the case on the Swedish national detained in Dubai. By order of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, the woman was released

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