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Cooler Weather And Rain Expected This Weekend!

Cooler Weather And Rain Expected This Weekend!

17 January 2019

Wrap up this weekend as we can expect cool and windy weather with a chance of rainfall. The temperature on Thursday afternoon is expected to touch 23°C but as the night draws in, and we move closer to the weekend, the temperature will drop,

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First 10-Year Visas Granted

First 10-Year Visas Granted

17 January 2019

The Cabinet decision to grant 10-year visa to specialists and experts in the medical, scientific, research and technical fields, as well as scientists and creative talents in culture and arts has been put into force by issuing visas to

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Etihad Airways Flies With Sustainable Fuel

Etihad Airways Flies With Sustainable Fuel

17 January 2019

Etihad Airways has completed the first commercial flight in the world using sustainable fuel, produced locally. The Boeing 787 flew from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam using a new clean alternative aviation fuel that reduces carbon emissions.

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It's About To Get Hot Before It Gets Cold

It's About To Get Hot Before It Gets Cold

15 January 2019

According to the weather forecast by The National Centre of Meteorology, the weather will be mildly cooler this weekend as the temperature is expected to not cross 22°C. It definitely means you should wrap up warm if you have some outdoor

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Leaving Some Food On Your Plate For "Mr Manners" Could Get You Fined

Leaving Some Food On Your Plate For "Mr Manners" Could Get You Fined

15 January 2019

Are your eyes bigger than your stomach? Do you like to order more food than you can eat and then don’t feel guilty about wasting it later? If this is you, then you can now get fined for this habit. Gulou Hotspot in Al Barsha adds Dhs 50 to the bill

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More People Took Taxis In 2018

More People Took Taxis In 2018

15 January 2019

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently released the 2018 data for taxi bookings revealing that in 2018, a total of 12.3 million passengers used RTA taxis, 17 percent higher than the 10.5 million passengers in 2017. According to the RTA,

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How To Book Your Ticket To See Pope Francis

How To Book Your Ticket To See Pope Francis

14 January 2019

Pope Francis is visiting the UAE for three days next month, from 3 -5 February. A landmark moment for all Catholics in the region, it will be Pope Francis’s first visit to not only the UAE but to the GCC region. If you are looking to see

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Ruler Of Dubai Chronicles His 50 Years

Ruler Of Dubai Chronicles His 50 Years

13 January 2019

To mark 50 years of serving the nation, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has released his latest book titled “Qissati” (My Story) giving an insight into his 50 years

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Emirates Announces New Schedule During DXB Runway Closure

Emirates Announces New Schedule During DXB Runway Closure

13 January 2019

Dubai International Airport's (DXB) Southern Runway will close for 45 days between 16 April and 30 May 2019, which will impact a significant number of scheduled Emirates flights. Given the limitations, there will be a 25% reduction in the overall

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New Visa For Healthcare Professionals

New Visa For Healthcare Professionals

13 January 2019

In order to attract global healthcare professionals to serve citizens and residents of the UAE, the government has launched a new visa which will make Dubai an attractive option for them. Currently, visiting doctors can only obtain a temporary

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Spring Break Dates Confirmed

Spring Break Dates Confirmed

13 January 2019

Looking to plan a vacations when schools are closed? Now you can as The Ministry of Education has confirmed the dates for the two-week long Spring Break for private and public schools. For both, private and public schools, the Spring Break will

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Highest Rooftop Infinity Pool Is Coming To Dubai!

Highest Rooftop Infinity Pool Is Coming To Dubai!

09 January 2019

A new spot to soak up the sun and take in the gorgeous skyline from completely unique perspective is on its way to Dubai. Construction has started on one of the world’s highest infinity pools, located on the roof of The Palm Tower,

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Ruler Of Dubai Appears In The Sky In The Most Extraordinary Way

Ruler Of Dubai Appears In The Sky In The Most Extraordinary Way

09 January 2019

2019 is set to be the UAE’s Year of Tolerance, and Dubai is leaving no stone unturned to promote it. Dubai’s sky was lit up recently next to the iconic Burj Al Arab, with the image of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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Air Arabia To Start Direct Flight To This European City

Air Arabia To Start Direct Flight To This European City

09 January 2019

Are you looking for a summer break, and considering a European city other than the more obvious choices of Paris, Madrid or Rome? One you may want to consider now is the Serbian capital, Belgrade as Sharjah based Air Arabia’s have announced a new

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