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Free Trial Period For Abu Dhabi Salik

Free Trial Period For Abu Dhabi Salik

14 October 2019

Charging at the new Abu Dhabi road toll gate system will not begin until 1 January 2020 and a free trial period from 15 October will be in place, it was announced by the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi. In the announcement the Department of

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Salik In Abu Dhabi To Start on 15 October, Are You Ready?

Salik In Abu Dhabi To Start on 15 October, Are You Ready?

13 October 2019

On 15 October Abu Dhabi begins its road toll gate system in a bid to ease congestion and traffic on and off the island. Currently it is reported that 44,000 vehicles per hour enter or leave Abu Dhabi and the new toll system is expected to reduce

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Schools To Take Part In Expo 2020

Schools To Take Part In Expo 2020

13 October 2019

The launch of the Expo 2020 Young Stars has been announced by The Expo School Programme, creating a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for UAE school students, their families as well as schools to play an active role in Expo 2020 and showcase their

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UAE’s First Man In Space Returns Back To Hero’s Welcome

UAE’s First Man In Space Returns Back To Hero’s Welcome

13 October 2019

Hazzaa Al Mansouri, the UAE's first astronaut, has returned back to the UAE after spending eight days in space on the International Space Station, and was welcomed on his arrival by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of

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More Properties Bought In Dubai Since 2015

More Properties Bought In Dubai Since 2015

10 October 2019

A recent report on property transactions has revealed the highest number of villas and townhouses sold for 5 years in Dubai. In the first 9 months of 2019 up to the end of September, close to 6,000 villas and townhouses were sold, more than the total

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Third Crate And Barrel Store In Dubai

Third Crate And Barrel Store In Dubai

10 October 2019

Crate and Barrel, the international home furniture and home accessions chain, has opened its third Dubai store in Dubai's biggest shopping mall, The Dubai Mall. The store located close to the The Waterfall on the first floor of the mall, showcases

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WiFi UAE Rolling Out To More People

WiFi UAE Rolling Out To More People

10 October 2019

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced it is working with telecoms provider du to provide free WiFi UAE across more of it's public transport network including public buses, marine transit and within air-conditioned bus shelters

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Updated “Sin Tax" To Come Into Effect On 1 December

Updated “Sin Tax" To Come Into Effect On 1 December

08 October 2019

The excise tax on electronic smoking devices and associated products, that was recently announced will come into effect on 1 December this year, the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has confirmed. In August this year the Cabinet announced the expansion of

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Nol Card To Become Virtual

Nol Card To Become Virtual

08 October 2019

Maintaining its place at the forefront of new technology innovations, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the ‘virtual nol card’ initiative. This new initiative, that is expected to be in place in the final three months of 2020,

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Free Tickets For Expo Countdown

Free Tickets For Expo Countdown

07 October 2019

UAE is all set to celebrate the one year countdown to the start of the eagerly awaited Expo 2020. Celebrating the occasion of one year to go till Expo 2020 Dubai, all seven Emirates will host live performances, firework displays and light-shows on

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A New App For Active Instagram Users

A New App For Active Instagram Users

06 October 2019

If you don't think you have enough apps to keep you connected with your followers, friends and ‘close’ friends, then download this new app Threads from Instagram, launched by Facebook. This app is a camera-first messaging app designed to keep you

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Partial Road Closures In JBR Announced

Partial Road Closures In JBR Announced

06 October 2019

Dubai's Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the partial closure of some of the roads and exits leading to and from The Walk, JBR at the junction of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street and Al Gharbi Street from Sunday, 6 October

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More Jobs Created In The UAE

More Jobs Created In The UAE

06 October 2019

The number of people employed in the UAE’s private sector, excluding free zones, has increased from 5.06 million between to January to March this year, to 5.1 million between April amd June. A total jump of over 40,000 new jobs in a quarter the

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Welcome Home, Hazzaa

Welcome Home, Hazzaa

03 October 2019

The UAE’s first Emirati Astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansouri has successfully landed on back to earth in the Kazakhstan countryside earlier this afternoon. Hazzaa returned home after spending eight days at the International Space Station. Russian cosmonaut

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