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A Hypermarket Now Open At Dubai's First Nature Mall

A Hypermarket Now Open At Dubai's First Nature Mall

14 May 2019

A 109,000 sq ft Carrefour Hypermarket is now open at Dubai¹s first nature inspired mall. The store in Cityland Mall, is located off the E311 Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Highway, adjacent to Global Village (now closed but due to reopen again in October

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An Indian Expatriate Tragically Passed Away Following Surgery

An Indian Expatriate Tragically Passed Away Following Surgery

14 May 2019

In a tragic turn of events, Betty Rita Fernades, an Indian expatriate, lost her life allegedly due to complications arising following a hip replacement operation at Al Zahra Hospital. According to a report the hospital Chief Executive Officer,

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Crown Prince Of Dubai Celebrates Manchester City Win

Crown Prince Of Dubai Celebrates Manchester City Win

14 May 2019

While Manchester City's fans across the globe celebrated being crowned Premier League Champions for a second successive season, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and an ardent sports enthusiast took

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A Fitness Initiative For Children

A Fitness Initiative For Children

14 May 2019

Childhood habits have a significant impact on our life-long actions. While we struggle hard to mend our bad habits, good habits developed at a tender change effortlessly help us out in adult life. Two of many habits that most of us generally

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Dubai Wins Yet Another Guinness World Record

Dubai Wins Yet Another Guinness World Record

12 May 2019

One of Dubai's newest visitor attractions, The Dubai Frame, has entered the Guinness Book Of Records.The landmark is now officially recognised as the largest building in the world in the shape of a frame. The Dubai Frame was opened to the public

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More Flights To Jeddah During Last Ten Days Of Ramadan

More Flights To Jeddah During Last Ten Days Of Ramadan

12 May 2019

In response to the increase in demand to travel for Umrah, Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways has announced it will operate additional daily flights between Al Ain and Jeddah during the final 10 days of the Holy Month from 26 May to 4 June

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Over 450,000 Drivers Get 25 Percent Discount On Traffic Fines

Over 450,000 Drivers Get 25 Percent Discount On Traffic Fines

12 May 2019

Over 450,000 motorists have benefitted from the latest traffic fine settlement initiative launched in February this year by Dubai Police. Under the new initiative, motorists get 25% discount on their traffic fines if they don’t get a traffic ticket

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Dubai Unveils A New Heart-Shaped Sculpture

Dubai Unveils A New Heart-Shaped Sculpture

12 May 2019

When you next find yourself in The Dubai Mall, don't forget to check out this latest art installation by the Emaar Featured just outside the mall. The Insta-generation should definitely take note as they are looking for a new striking backdrop to

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High-Tech Cruise Ship Debuts In Arabian Gulf

High-Tech Cruise Ship Debuts In Arabian Gulf

09 May 2019

In its bid to strengthen marine tourism in the emirate, Dubai recently welcomed Royal Caribbean International's, Spectrum of the Seas, into Port Rashid. It was the ship’s debut entry into the Arabian Gulf, and Dubai celebrated the occasion by

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A New State-Of-The-Art Cycling Track Coming Soon

A New State-Of-The-Art Cycling Track Coming Soon

09 May 2019

A new flourishing residential community in Nad Al Sheba, located just off Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and known for the Nad Al Sheba Racecourse, will soon have a brand new five kilometre cycling track, jogging route and outdoor gyms.

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VFS Global Announces Extended Working Hours During Ramadan

VFS Global Announces Extended Working Hours During Ramadan

08 May 2019

It is a no brainer that June to September are peak travel months and VFS Global centres, where we go with our visa applications, start to get busier than usual. In a recent update, VFS Global has announced extended Ramadan timings for popular

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RTA Opens A New Floating Marine Station

RTA Opens A New Floating Marine Station

07 May 2019

Dubai gets a new and first of its own kind smart floating marine transport station at Dubai Festival City. The station links Jadaf-Dubai Festival City line with public buses and Creek Metro Station. Running every 10 minutes between Dubai Festival

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UAE Releases Qatari Naval Vessel, Military Personnel

UAE Releases Qatari Naval Vessel, Military Personnel

07 May 2019

The UAE has released a Qatari naval vessel and the four military personnel who were on board when it was detained last week. According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, the four were

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11 Year-Old Kings’ Dubai School Student Leads Campaign To Reduce Plastic Consumption

11 Year-Old Kings’ Dubai School Student Leads Campaign To Reduce Plastic Consumption

07 May 2019

At an age when a lot of students are unaware or at least not very worried about earth sustainability, an eleven year old boy from Kings’ Dubai School has set an example for every single one us, by leading a campaign to reduce single-use plastic

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