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Road Improvement Project Reduces Time Between Dubai And Sharjah

Road Improvement Project Reduces Time Between Dubai And Sharjah

24 July 2019

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) opens the Tripoli Road Improvement Project, which cuts the transit time of the 12km distance between Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road to just 8 minutes. The project is part of the 5 year

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100 Solar Powered Nol Card Recharging Machines Installed

100 Solar Powered Nol Card Recharging Machines Installed

22 July 2019

This step is part of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) efforts to expand the use of renewable energy and simultaneously adding convenience to the metro commuters’ experience. 100 nol top-up machines, run by the solar energy

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Indian Comedian Dies On Stage

Indian Comedian Dies On Stage

21 July 2019

Manjunath Naidu, 36, an Indian expat and a rising comedian, passed away from a reported cardiac arrest on Friday, 19 July while performing to a fully packed show at Clavichord, Signature Hotel, in Barsha. Naidu was a member of Dubai based stand-up

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IKEA To Open Its Second Store In Dubai

IKEA To Open Its Second Store In Dubai

21 July 2019

Dubai is getting its second IKEA store and it’s going to be the biggest in the UAE. Swedish Furniture retailer IKEA, popular for its budgeted home furnishing products, has announced the details of its new store due to open at Al-Futtaim’s Festival

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Dubai In The Top Ten Safest Cities In The World

Dubai In The Top Ten Safest Cities In The World

21 July 2019

According to a new survey published by crowd-sourced global database website Numbeo, Dubai has been confirmed as one of the top ten safe cities to live and work. The ratings were given based on a global index of crime

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Ministry Of Health Warns People Ahead Of Eid

Ministry Of Health Warns People Ahead Of Eid

18 July 2019

Ahead of Eid Al Adha, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has issued a warning against the risks of diseases caused by unsafe slaughtering of sacrificial animals. MoHAP says, the Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) virus is one of the

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Website To Report Animal Cruelty And Unsafe Food Quickly

Website To Report Animal Cruelty And Unsafe Food Quickly

18 July 2019

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE) has launched the online ‘biosecurity early notification system’ enabling UAE residents report cases of cruelty to animals and distribution of unsafe food products quickly and simply

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Know Your Fines Through RTA's New WhatsApp Service

Know Your Fines Through RTA's New WhatsApp Service

17 July 2019

Paying Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) fines is not necessarily a tricky process, however very soon paying RTA fines will be easier than ever, especially for those who like to communicate through WhatsApp. The RTA is soon to launch a 24/7

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Sheikh Mohammed Turns 70 Yesterday

Sheikh Mohammed Turns 70 Yesterday

16 July 2019

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai turns 70 yesterday and here we take a look back at the incredible journey of the visionary leader who turned Dubai into a global city

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The Killers To Perform At Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The Killers To Perform At Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

16 July 2019

American rock band, The Killers are confirmed to perform at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019 after race concerts on Sunday 1 December. The Killers are the second band to be announced after Travis Scott, who will be headlining the Yasalam After-Race

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World's Biggest Music And Lantern Festival RiSE Is Coming To Dubai

World's Biggest Music And Lantern Festival RiSE Is Coming To Dubai

16 July 2019

Winter in Dubai this year is going to be spectacular as a Las Vegas based live music and lantern lighting is set to come to Dubai’s dessert in coming November. Since 2014, RiSE, live music and lantern lighting show, brings people of all ages

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New Bus Routes Introduced

New Bus Routes Introduced

15 July 2019

Dubai’s public transport is getting stronger day by day with an expanding network of buses. Road and Transport Authority (RTA) Public Transport Agency launches three new bus routes and upgrades some of the existing routes to bolster

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Fees For 110 Government Services Either Scrapped Or Cut

Fees For 110 Government Services Either Scrapped Or Cut

14 July 2019

The cost of doing business in the UAE will go down significantly with the introduction of a new amended fee and fine structure for 110 services. The Ministry of Economy has cut the government services’ fees it provides to customers and businesses.

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A New Platform For ‘People Of Determination Advisory Panel’ Formed

A New Platform For ‘People Of Determination Advisory Panel’ Formed

11 July 2019

Contributing to the UAE government’s efforts to make society more inclusive for People of Determination, leading retail group Majid Al Futtaim has launched the region’s first ‘People of Determination Advisory Panel’ to ensure their services are

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