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Green Careem Bikes Are Now Available To Hire

Green Careem Bikes Are Now Available To Hire

23 February 2020

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Careem have officially launched the bike-sharing service in the region, providing 780 pedal-assisted bikes through 78 stations across Dubai under the project’s phase 1. Bikes are now available to hire

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ToTok Not Available In The UAE Again

ToTok Not Available In The UAE Again

23 February 2020

ToTok, the free app for making video and voice calls, has once again came under the spotlight. On Thursday, the Google store sent a warning message to all ToTok users claiming the app tries to spy on personal data, such as SMS messages, photos

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World's First Human Autonomous Flight In Dubai

World's First Human Autonomous Flight In Dubai

18 February 2020

Dubai based Jetman is making headlines for the world’s first 100 per cent autonomous human flight. 

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Overnight Camping In The City

Overnight Camping In The City

17 February 2020

Ever wanted to go overnight camping at a waterpark? Now you do not need to hit faraway sand dunes to have a camping experience, you can do it in the heart of the city at Laguna Waterpark in

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No Increase in School Fees

No Increase in School Fees

16 February 2020

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai has recently announced that private schools will not be eligible for tuition fees hike for the academic year 2020 to 2021. The KHDA announcement followed the release of the annual Educat

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Cristiano Ronaldo Gets Gold Visa

Cristiano Ronaldo Gets Gold Visa

16 February 2020

The UAE government has granted a 10-year gold visa to Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. The Juventus striker will be joined by six other sportsmen who will also receive the long term gold visa.

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Construction Works Of Roads Leading To Expo Site Completed

Construction Works Of Roads Leading To Expo Site Completed

16 February 2020

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that the construction works of all phases of the roads leading to the Expo 2020 site have been completed. RTA completed the last two phases of the road construction works on 15 February. It

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Taste Of Dubai Returns For Its 13th Edition With A Special Ladies Night

Taste Of Dubai Returns For Its 13th Edition With A Special Ladies Night

16 February 2020

The popular annual food festival, Taste of Dubai, returns for its 13th edition next month. The festival will take place at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre from Thursday, 12 March until Saturday, 14 March. 

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Downtown Gets A New Emaar Hotel Property

Downtown Gets A New Emaar Hotel Property

02 February 2020

Emaar Hospitality Group has now announced the official opening of its latest hotel, Address Sky View, in Downtown Dubai. Featuring majestic views of Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai’s unique skyline, Address Sky View is made up of two towers.

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Careem Has Docked Green Bike Stations Across Dubai

Careem Has Docked Green Bike Stations Across Dubai

02 February 2020

Careem’s green bike stations have popped up in a number of Dubai communities and which has got residents talking. Areas that have Careem bikes are Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Al Barsha, The Greens, Internet City, Media City, Palm Jumeirah.

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The Swankiest And Most Expensive AirBnb Property In Dubai

The Swankiest And Most Expensive AirBnb Property In Dubai

02 February 2020

Frank Porter, the AirBnb Property Management Company has now made a very luxurious property in Dubai available for short term rental through AirBnb. Located in the tallest residential building, the 43,000 square feet The Penthouse at 23 Marina.

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What People Ordered The Most In 2019

What People Ordered The Most In 2019

02 February 2020

Online food delivery platform, Uber Eats has revealed that in the UAE, the most popular item ordered for home delivery in 2019 was pizza. Food lovers also showed a preference for something cold, either a trendy poke bowl for a savory kick.

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Five-Year Multiple-Entry Tourist Visa For All Nationalities Announced

Five-Year Multiple-Entry Tourist Visa For All Nationalities Announced

02 February 2020

The United Arab Emirates has announced a new tourist visa for five years with multiple entry for all nationalities. The UAE welcomes approximately 21 million visitors annually, and the goal of the new visa system is to further bolster the UAE’s.

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Taxi Phone Booking To Stay Till January

Taxi Phone Booking To Stay Till January

05 December 2019

In November this year, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that it will be shutting down the call centre facility to book an RTA taxi, and will move to the new digital platform Hala on Careem App. However, the decision to close down

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