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Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament Returns

Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament Returns

07 May 2019

The seventh edition of the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament will begin on Tuesday, 7 May with a sparkling opening ceremony at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex at 10.00pm. Organised by Dubai Sports Council under the patronage

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Expo2020 Dubai's New Video Calls For Global Togetherness

Expo2020 Dubai's New Video Calls For Global Togetherness

06 May 2019

World-famous footballer Lionel Messi, Expo 2020 Dubai global ambassador, can be seen in a new video campaign promoting Expo 2020’s message of global togetherness to build a better future. In 60-second video Messi and people of different

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Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid And Other Rulers Pardon Prisoners Ahead Of Ramadan

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid And Other Rulers Pardon Prisoners Ahead Of Ramadan

05 May 2019

On Saturday, 4 May, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, ordered the release of 587 prisoners of different nationalities from Dubai prisons ahead of the Holy Month of

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Find A Ramadan Fridge Near You

Find A Ramadan Fridge Near You

05 May 2019

Ramadan is almost upon us and at this time of year, we tend to find a way we can give back to society. Getting involved with Ramadan Sharing Fridges DXB is a brilliant way to do this. You can either choose to manage a fridge or donate things to a

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Dubai Students Build And Launch Their Own Rockets

Dubai Students Build And Launch Their Own Rockets

05 May 2019

On Saturday morning, more than 150 students, donning blue NASA space suits, from a number of schools across the UAE, gathered in the parking lot of Dubai Parks and Resorts to launch their rockets into clear blue skies. Part of a space education

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3,005 Prisoners Released

3,005 Prisoners Released

02 May 2019

Some prisoners serving various sentences in UAE prisons are set to get a new lease of life. Ahead of the Holy month of Ramadan, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates has ordered the release of 3,005

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Public Sector Work Hours During Ramadan Announced

Public Sector Work Hours During Ramadan Announced

02 May 2019

According to a circular issued by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR), on Thursday, public sector employees including all ministries and federal entities will have a five hour long work day during Ramadan

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Dubai Will Soon Have a 'Sky Garden'

Dubai Will Soon Have a 'Sky Garden'

01 May 2019

Construction seems to be never-ending in Dubai and with every new project, Dubai tends to get more innovative and creating interesting places for visitors and residents alike. In no time, Dubai will have a beautiful 380 metre long and 60 feet high

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Souq.com Becomes Amazon.ae In The UAE

Souq.com Becomes Amazon.ae In The UAE

01 May 2019

If you have been a Dubai resident for some time, there is a every chance that you have shopped from the locally grown e-commerce portal www.souq.com. Whether for some great electronic bargains or amazing deals on household items, www.souq.com has

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Ramadan Parking Hours Announced

Ramadan Parking Hours Announced

01 May 2019

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced special parking hours with a two hour break around Iftar during the Holy month of Ramadan. Paid parking will be applicable to all paid parking zones, except Tecom, from 8am-6pm and 8pm to 12

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Ramadan Working Hours For Private Sector Announced

Ramadan Working Hours For Private Sector Announced

01 May 2019

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation issued a circular on Wednesday to announce the reduced working hours for private sector employees during the Holy month of Ramadan. As per the ministry notification, private sector working hours will

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Now Pay Government Fees And Fines In Installments

Now Pay Government Fees And Fines In Installments

30 April 2019

Dubai government has passed a new regulation that allows the payment of select Dubai government fees and fines in instalments. The Executive Council Resolution No. (5) of 2019 was passed under the directive of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed

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JW Marriott Dubai Deira To Suspend Operations

JW Marriott Dubai Deira To Suspend Operations

30 April 2019

If you have lived in Dubai for some time, you will be familiar with the name of JW Marriott Dubai in Deira, known for being one of the oldest luxury hotels in the emirate. However, a news statement released by hospitality group

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Expo 2020 Ticket Prices Are Out

Expo 2020 Ticket Prices Are Out

29 April 2019

Expo 2020 organisers have released details on the ticket prices to attend this highly anticipated global event. The six month long event will begin in October next year and will run until April 2021. The global event will witness participation from

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