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Ruler Of Dubai Spotted At Al Qudra Lakes Wedding

Ruler Of Dubai Spotted At Al Qudra Lakes Wedding

21 March 2019

Dubai's Love Lakes near Al Qudra was transformed into a unique and breath-taking wedding destination for nine Chinese couples who wanted to tie knot amid a picturesque dessert landscape in Dubai. The wedding was organised by Meraas, Dubai Holding

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Now Pay Less For Terminating Mobile Contracts

Now Pay Less For Terminating Mobile Contracts

21 March 2019

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has revised the early termination fees of telecom contracts in favour of consumers. The new rule where new customers need to pay one month fee for early termination will replace the previous

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A Man Deported For Posting Insensitive Comments On Social Media

A Man Deported For Posting Insensitive Comments On Social Media

21 March 2019

An UAE employee was fired from his job and was deported after he posted an insensitive comment on his Facebook profile, quoting his approval of the recent terror attacks on two mosques in New Zealand, where 50 people lost their lives and many more

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UAE Ranks Among The Top ‘Positive Countries’

UAE Ranks Among The Top ‘Positive Countries’

19 March 2019

The UAE has ranked 8th on the Positivity Index of Nations that measures countries positive impact on the world as well as their positive attitude towards building a capable future generation equipped to face new generation challenges. An annual

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Dubai To Have 'Walk of Fame' Bigger Than Hollywood's

Dubai To Have 'Walk of Fame' Bigger Than Hollywood's

18 March 2019

Just when you think you have seen it all in Dubai, a brand new attraction gets announced. Similar to Hollywood, Dubai is all set to have its very own version of the 'Walk of Fame’ to be situated along the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard

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This New Inflatable Pool At JBR Beach Is Making News For All Good Reasons

This New Inflatable Pool At JBR Beach Is Making News For All Good Reasons

18 March 2019

You can now burn 500 to 1,300 calories at JBR Beach’s newest attraction AquaFun, which features an inflatable pool which has been stretched out in the shape of Dubai’s official logo and reads ‘I Love Dubai’ when viewed from above. The new feature

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UAE Wins Gold At Special Olympics

UAE Wins Gold At Special Olympics

18 March 2019

Khalid Al Hajeri, an Emirati citizen, won gold medal in the shotput competition at the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. At the event held at Dubai Police Stadium, the 34-year-old threw the shotput at an impressive distance of 10.98

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A New Program To Enhance Children's Internet Safety

A New Program To Enhance Children's Internet Safety

17 March 2019

A new programme ‘Child Digital Safety’ has been launched by the UAE government to raise awareness among children about online threats; and to educate them on how to use the internet in a constructive manner. The programme also aims to educate

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Speed Limit Increased On Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street

Speed Limit Increased On Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street

17 March 2019

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Police General HQ have increased the speed limit on Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street between Dubai-Al Ain Road and Al Yalayes Road from 90 to 100kmh. The existing speed limit signs advertised

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Artificial Intelligence To Measure Your Smile

Artificial Intelligence To Measure Your Smile

17 March 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being used at Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Happiness Centres to measure customer satisfaction levels. Smart cameras using AI analyse the facial expressions of customers before and after processing

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World Tallest Building Lit Up Green

World Tallest Building Lit Up Green

17 March 2019

Joining the brigade of world famous buildings including the Sydney Opera House, the London Eye and the Empire State Building in New York, that turn green to mark Saint Patrick’s Day each year, the iconic Burj Khalifa was lit up with green laser

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Global Village Closing Date Pushed Back By A Week

Global Village Closing Date Pushed Back By A Week

14 March 2019

Due to popular demand, the closing date of Global Village has been extended by a week and the village will now close on 13 April. Global Village asked social media followers through polls across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram if they

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Dubai Bans The Use Of Scooters

Dubai Bans The Use Of Scooters

13 March 2019

Dubai Government has banned electronic scooters for an indefinite time period until it introduces new regulations based on new research and study. Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads

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UAE Bans Boeing 737 MAX Models

UAE Bans Boeing 737 MAX Models

13 March 2019

The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA) has banned all Boeing 737 MAX models days after an Ethopian Airlines plane crashed on Sunday, 10 March, causing the death of all 157 lives on board. It was the second tragic incident in five months after

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