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UAE Residents Feel Earthquake

UAE Residents Feel Earthquake

21 October 2019

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit Southern Iran in thge afternoon of Monday 21 October at 2.58pm (UAE time) and the impact extended to the UAE as some of the residents in Dubai, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah felt the tremors. The National Centre of Meteor

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World’s Oldest Pearl Found

World’s Oldest Pearl Found

21 October 2019

In the latest discovery, archaeologists have found a gemstone which is believed to be the world’s oldest natural pearl. The discovery was made on Marawah Island, which lies just off the coast of Mirfa town, about 170 km west of Abu Dhabi. The pear

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All Dubai Taxis Have Security Cameras

All Dubai Taxis Have Security Cameras

21 October 2019

In its bid to boost Dubai Government’s smart city initiative and people happiness, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has fitted the entire Dubai taxi fleet, comprising of 10,684 taxis, with surveillance cameras. These cameras in all RTA

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UAE-Wide Festivities Tonight To Mark One Year To Go Till Expo 2020

UAE-Wide Festivities Tonight To Mark One Year To Go Till Expo 2020

20 October 2019

UAE is all set to celebrate the one year countdown to the much awaited Expo 2020 on Sunday, 20 October. Celebratory events across all seven Emirates include live performances from global and regional celebrities, family and kids entertainment options

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Rain Expected Every Day This Week

Rain Expected Every Day This Week

20 October 2019

National Center Of Meteorology (NCM) has forecasted rain over next five days all across the UAE. Residents can expect rain showers along with extensive cloud cover, humidity, strong winds and morning fog daily throughout this week until Friday.

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Three New Bridges To ease Access To Dubai Mall

Three New Bridges To ease Access To Dubai Mall

20 October 2019

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that three new bridges leading to the entry and exit points of The Dubai Mall new Zabeel multi-storey car park will open on Tuesday, 29 October. One bridge will linking the new Zabeel car park with

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Nominations For Young Leader of the Year Awards Now Open

Nominations For Young Leader of the Year Awards Now Open

20 October 2019

The Middle East Youth Expo 2019 Young Leader of the Year Awards, recognising talented young minds that are working towards the future of Planet Earth, is now accepting entries. MEYE 2019 Young Leader of the Year Awards in collaboration with One

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Thirty Days Of Activity, Fitness And Fun Starts Again

Thirty Days Of Activity, Fitness And Fun Starts Again

17 October 2019

Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) is back for a third year and kicks off this weekend for 30 days of activity and exercises to make Dubai the most active city in the world. There is a lot going on and lots of things for everyone to get involved with and

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Dubai Gets Ready For Diwali

Dubai Gets Ready For Diwali

17 October 2019

With Diwali, the Indian "Festival of Lights" very soon upon us, details have been confirmed of the wide variety of activities, events and celebrations residents and tourists can enjoy across the city. There is a lot on offer for everyone to enjoy,

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UAE's Fifth Airline Is Announced

UAE's Fifth Airline Is Announced

17 October 2019

Abu Dhabi based Etihad Aviation Group and Sharjah based Air Arabia have signed an agreement to launch a new low cost carrier based out of Abu Dhabi International Airport. The new carrier called Air Arabia Abu Dhabi is a joint venture between the two

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Dubai Resident Wins An Island

Dubai Resident Wins An Island

17 October 2019

A 27 years old Dubai resident has won one of the ultimate prizes of any competition, his very own six acre island. In the “Win A Private Island” competition run by Liv., the digital lifestyle bank from Emirates NBD, Brendan Lopes won the island in

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Emirates To Mark UAE Journey To Space

Emirates To Mark UAE Journey To Space

15 October 2019

Just a few days after the return home of the UAE’s first man in space, Hazzaa Al Mansouri, Emirates Airline has announce it will mark this milestone achievement by decking one of it’s A380 planes with special livery. In a tweet the airline said

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Virgin Megastores Introduces Fully Biodegradable Shopping Bags

Virgin Megastores Introduces Fully Biodegradable Shopping Bags

15 October 2019

Virgin Megastores in the UAE has announced that all its plastic shopping bags across it’s UAE stores with be replaced with fully biodegradable bio-cassava bags from AVANI. Encouraging shoppers to avoid using single-use plastic, the announcement was

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Arrested Development Dubai Performance Postponed

Arrested Development Dubai Performance Postponed

15 October 2019

The forthcoming performance at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium by Atlanta based American hip-hop group Arrested Development on 25 October, has been postponed till early next year, with a new date to be announced shortly. Those who have bought tickets

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