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WATCH: Here's A Sneak Peek At Burj Khalifa's NYE Fireworks

WATCH: Here's A Sneak Peek At Burj Khalifa's NYE Fireworks

01 November 2018

If you’re itching for the festive season and New Year’s Eve is your celebration of choice, you’re in great company. Dubai never does anything by halves so naturally, the New Year’s Eve fireworks at Burj Khalifa are nothing short of epic

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WATCH: HH Sheikh Mohammed Wipes Tears of Young Girl Using His Headdress

WATCH: HH Sheikh Mohammed Wipes Tears of Young Girl Using His Headdress

31 October 2018

Hearts melted all over the UAE when a video posted by HRH Princess Haya bint Hussein went viral. The video features HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai at an awards ceremony

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Emirates NBD Warns Residents Of VAT Scam

Emirates NBD Warns Residents Of VAT Scam

31 October 2018

Another scam has come to light in the region. This one is in the form of a ‘VAT Refund Notification.’ Scammers have begun emailing residents with the subject line ‘VAT Refund Notification’ claiming that the recipient is eligible for a certain

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UAE Amnesty Scheme Has Been Extended For Another Month

UAE Amnesty Scheme Has Been Extended For Another Month

31 October 2018

The amnesty scheme which took effect on 1 August and was originally planned to continue until 31 October, has been extended. The scheme was intended for expats living in the UAE illegally to regularise their residency status or leave the

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Petrol Prices For November Announced

Petrol Prices For November Announced

30 October 2018

Petrol and diesel prices in the UAE fluctuate this November, the Ministry of Energy announced on Tuesday. The price of unleaded Super 98 has been reduced to Dhs 2.57 per litre, down from Dhs 2.61 in the previous month.

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Dubai Consumer Protection Department Warns Against The Opinions of Influencers

Dubai Consumer Protection Department Warns Against The Opinions of Influencers

30 October 2018

To influence or not to influence, that is the question. During the rise of social media influencers, a fair few have given the practise a bad reputation. How The Dubai Consumer Protection Department feels about influencers is now no longer under

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Dubai Is Opening The First Skin Bank In The Region

Dubai Is Opening The First Skin Bank In The Region

30 October 2018

As the first in the Arab region, Dubai is set to introduce a skin bank. Skin banks contain healthy skin that has been surgically removed and frozen for future use. It is one of the most valuable resources for skin grafting - particularly used

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WATCH: The UAE's First Ever Satellite Was Launched Today

WATCH: The UAE's First Ever Satellite Was Launched Today

29 October 2018

The first ever completely Emirati-made satellite, Khalifa Sat was launched this morning. The satellite took off into space from Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan. The historic event took place this morning, at 8.08am UAE-time onboard the

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HH Sheikh Mohammed Reaches 2 Million Followers On Linkedin

HH Sheikh Mohammed Reaches 2 Million Followers On Linkedin

28 October 2018

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has officially reached two million LinkedIn followers. His Highness is now the second most followed Global Political Leader and one

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Sheikh Zayed Road Will Turn Into Art For 'Dubai Street Museum' Project

Sheikh Zayed Road Will Turn Into Art For 'Dubai Street Museum' Project

28 October 2018

Dubai is getting a makeover! Brand Dubai and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) have now launched the third phase of ‘Dubai Street Museum’ in the form of the Dubai Metro Murals Project. The project will see two international artists,

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Dua Lipa Headlines the Louvre Abu Dhabi's Anniversary Celebrations

Dua Lipa Headlines the Louvre Abu Dhabi's Anniversary Celebrations

28 October 2018

In celebration of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s one-year anniversary, the venue will see some exciting events. From the 8-11 November, the venue will see a host of concerts, exhibitions, family activities and workshops as well as pop-up spoken art performances.

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Dubai's Population Reaches Over 3 Million

Dubai's Population Reaches Over 3 Million

28 October 2018

It certainly is getting a little cosy in here! Dubai Statistics Center (DSC) revealed yesterday that Dubai’s resident population grew by 232,400 to reach 3,136,400 at the end of the third quarter of 2018. The total population has experienced a growth

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One Of The UAE's Most Iconic Buildings Will Reopen Soon

One Of The UAE's Most Iconic Buildings Will Reopen Soon

25 October 2018

Qasr Al Hosn is one of the oldest heritage sites in Abu Dhabi. It is made up of two iconic buildings, the Inner Fort, which was erected all the way back around 1795 and the Outer Palace, which was built in the 1940s. Not only is the building

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Dubai Mall Is Set To Add 5,000 More Parking Spaces

Dubai Mall Is Set To Add 5,000 More Parking Spaces

25 October 2018

As one of the largest malls in the world, Dubai Mall can hold a lot of people. What mall-goers frequently face, however, is a lack of parking spaces. The mall currently hold 9,500 parking spaces in its entirety and will now be getting an

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