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The Largest Aquarium To Open In The UAE

The Largest Aquarium To Open In The UAE

11 July 2019

UAE is set to welcome the largest aquarium in the Middle East. The aquarium is set to open in Al Qana, the Abu Dhabi waterfront destination, during next year as so far 70 percent of the construction work is already complete.

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Free Liquor License For Tourists

Free Liquor License For Tourists

11 July 2019

Tourists visiting Dubai can now apply for an alcohol license to use during their visit at no cost. The license will be valid for 30 days and will allow tourists to purchase alcohol from authorised stores including MMI and African + Eastern.

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Dubai's Young Girl Wins The UAE Reading Challenge

Dubai's Young Girl Wins The UAE Reading Challenge

11 July 2019

Young Dubai girl Mezna Najeeb, a grade five student of Al Ebdaa Model School, has beaten more than 450,000 participants in the Arab Reading Challenge (ARC) competition and has now qualified for the semi-finals, and will compete with winners from

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A New Mall Is Opening This December

A New Mall Is Opening This December

10 July 2019

A huge new mall is opening soon very soon which will bring some international retailers and wel know brands closer to more Dubai residents in some very popular areas. The new shopping mall, Dubai Festival Plaza, due to open in December, and is

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Prizes Galore Up For Grabs At DSS

Prizes Galore Up For Grabs At DSS

09 July 2019

The 22nd edition of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is running across the emirate. Besides some not to miss bargains, there are huge prizes up for grabs this summer season! From cars and cash to shopping vouchers and more, there are so many ways

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Winners Of #ThisisDubai Campaign Announced Soon

Winners Of #ThisisDubai Campaign Announced Soon

09 July 2019

A new social media campaign #ThisisDubai run by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) to boost tourism concluded successfully. Dubai Tourism partnered with short-form mobile video application, TikTok and invited

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Four More Names Announced For Dubai Walk Of Fame

Four More Names Announced For Dubai Walk Of Fame

09 July 2019

Dubai will soon have its very own Walk of Fame, four times bigger that its Hollywood cousin, running along Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai. More than 10,000 celebrities around the world from different walks of life will be

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Adnoc Waives Attendant Fee

Adnoc Waives Attendant Fee

08 July 2019

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) has launched a special campaign for its customers this summer. The Dhs 10 fees to have an Adnoc attendant pump petrol is being waived at all Adnoc petrol stations between 11am and 5pm every day. The free

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94 New Buses Added To Dubai's Fleet

94 New Buses Added To Dubai's Fleet

07 July 2019

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched the operation of 94 medium-size buses on 17 routes, 8 existing routes and 9 new routes. These buses are compatible with European Emission Standards (Euro 5), light in weight and are low on fuel

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Eid Al Adha Holidays Announced

Eid Al Adha Holidays Announced

04 July 2019

Eid Al Fitr was only a few weeks ago and schools are now closed for summer break, but it is now time to plan your next holiday as The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) has announced the Eid Al Adha holidays. Both private and

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Experience Stunning Views Of The Palm From This New Observation Deck

Experience Stunning Views Of The Palm From This New Observation Deck

04 July 2019

You will very soon be able to get one of the best views of view of Palm Jumeirah without having to jump out of one of Skydive Dubai’s planes. A public observation deck towering 240 metres on the 52nd floor of The Palm Tower will soon open on the man

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Abu Dhabi To Get The World’s Largest Snow Park

Abu Dhabi To Get The World’s Largest Snow Park

03 July 2019

It is impossible not to get excited about this. The UAE us getting a brand new snow park very soon, and will be the largest in the world, and is due to open next year. Four times the size of Ski Dubai’s snow park in Mall of the Emirates, the new

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Children Under 18 Get Free Tourist Visa

Children Under 18 Get Free Tourist Visa

03 July 2019

It’s that time of year again where we should remind our friends and families back home that may be planning to visit us here in the UAE, that their children can save them some money. This comes in line with a cabinet decision issued in July 

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Carrefour Celebrates International Plastic Bag Free Day 2019

Carrefour Celebrates International Plastic Bag Free Day 2019

03 July 2019

It is International Plastic Bag Free Day 2019 today and popular UAE hypermarket Carrefour is doing its bit to spread the word on reducing the use of plastic Every customer who brings their own reusable shopping bag at any of the 31 Carrefour

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