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Global Village Closed Today

Global Village Closed Today

03 February 2019

As Dubai is hit by rain and strong winds, Global Village has announced that it will remain closed today due to the bad weather conditions. The announcement was made on Twitter. “Due to prevailing weather conditions, and in order to ensure

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BREAKING NEWS: Schools Closed On Monday and Tuesday

BREAKING NEWS: Schools Closed On Monday and Tuesday

03 February 2019

The UAE Ministry of Education has announced that all public schools in Dubai and Sharjah will be closed for two days on 4 and 5 February and all schools, public and private, across the UAE will close for one day on 5 February. The announcement was

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Sheikh Mohammed Welcomes The Pope

Sheikh Mohammed Welcomes The Pope

03 February 2019

Pope Francis, the head of Catholic Church is set to begin his historic visit to the GCC today with his arrival in the UAE. Referred to as an important event marking the UAE’s 'Year of Tolerance', the visit of the Pope to the UAE represents the

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WATCH: The Phantom Of The Opera Lights Up The Burj Khalifa

WATCH: The Phantom Of The Opera Lights Up The Burj Khalifa

03 February 2019

The world’s most spectacular musical, The Phantom of the Opera, celebrated its Middle Eastern debut by lighting up the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. For just 120 seconds, fans got a taste of what is to come on 16 October with

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Rainfall, High Winds And A Drop In Temperature Expected Today

Rainfall, High Winds And A Drop In Temperature Expected Today

03 February 2019

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCMS) has predicted the sea to remain rough in the Arabian Gulf with a chance of rainfall over scattered areas. Sea-goers have been warned to stay indoors as strong winds blowing up to 55kph will affect the sea,

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Top Ski Destinations Revealed

Top Ski Destinations Revealed

31 January 2019

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, often gives us travel ideas with his choice of places he visits to pursue his passion for adventure sports. Recent Instagram images of is Highness Sheikh Hamdan

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Up to 90% Discount During The Last Weekend Of DSF

Up to 90% Discount During The Last Weekend Of DSF

31 January 2019

Whether you have shopped a lot or have not yet had the time to grab the exciting Dubai Shopping festival (DSF) bargains, this weekend is your last chance to go out for the sales and shop till you drop. The final weekend of DSF is

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Three UAE Banks Merge

Three UAE Banks Merge

30 January 2019

As announced recently, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) and Union National Bank (UNB) will officially merge, and acquire Al Hilal Bank to form the third largest banking group in the UAE and the fifth largest in the GCC with total assets of Dhs 420

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Petrol Prices For February 2019 Have Been Announced And It Is Good News

Petrol Prices For February 2019 Have Been Announced And It Is Good News

30 January 2019

The fuel prices in the UAE for the month of February 2019 have been announced and the good news is the prices across the board have come down. This is the fourth consecutive month that the price of petrol has been reduced.

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Day Off To See The Pope

Day Off To See The Pope

30 January 2019

People who work in the private sector have been given a paid days leave if they have tickets to attend the Papal Mass, which will take place at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi on 5 February. The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation

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DXB Still The Busiest In The World!

DXB Still The Busiest In The World!

29 January 2019

Dubai International Airport (DXB) has retained its position as the world’s busiest airport for international passengers for the fifth consecutive year, with annual traffic for 2018 surpassing 89.1 million. The total number of passengers using the

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New Light Display Is Open

New Light Display Is Open

28 January 2019

A new innovative park has been added to the ever flourishing landscape of Downtown Dubai. Gaining inspiration from the book ‘Reflections on Happiness and Positivity’ by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President

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Get The Bus All The Way To Muscat

Get The Bus All The Way To Muscat

28 January 2019

Dubai residents can now take a luxury bus ride over to Muscat for just Dhs 55 one way and Dhs 90 for a return trip. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in partnership with Mwasalat, Oman’s national transport company, has launched three daily

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WATCH: Sheikh Mohammed Meets The Teenager Football Fan

WATCH: Sheikh Mohammed Meets The Teenager Football Fan

27 January 2019

Friday proved to be an extra-ordinary day for the UAE as the national team made it through to the semi-finals of the AFC Asian Cup, 2019. For one supporter in particular it proved even more special, as a video of her supporting the team and showing

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