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  • UAE weather to remain hazy, cloudy for next few days

       March 12, 2018     
    Motorists are being urged to stay alert on the roads as the low visibility weather, which was witnessed across the country on Sunday, is set to continue today. According to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM), the weather will be fair to partly cloudy in general over the next few days and hazy at times. Speaking to Khaleej Times on Sunday, a s
  • UAE pavilion showcases Emirati traditions, heritage at Saudi festival

       March 12, 2018     
    The UAE pavilion, managed by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, has concluded its activities at the 32nd Al Janadriyah Festival in Saudi Arabia, along with the participation of 145 governmental and private institutions, after receiving 1,888,200 visitors. Around 80 per cent of the 6,500 square-metre pavilion was made of mud and natural elem
  • Model Olivia Culpo tries out world's longest zipline in UAE

       March 11, 2018     
    Model and fashion influencer Olivia Culpo experienced Jebel Jais Flight in Ras Al Khaimah, the new Guinness World Record holder for longest zipline in the world. "I am very excited, cannot wait, I feel very prepared and strapped up - it's going to be awesome!" the ex-Miss Universe said moments before taking the flight.
  • Flying cars are coming sooner than you think

       March 11, 2018     
    Robert Dingemanse has heard the comparisons many, many times. The Jetsons, Harry Potter, James Bond. As CEO of a Dutch company developing a flying car, he's used to curious people whose only frame of reference for his new vehicle comes from cartoons or movies. But as of this week, Dingemanse's dream of letting commuters (albeit well-heeled ones) choose whether to drive or fly to
  • Sharjah's iconic 'Eye of the Emirates' wheel moves to Al Montazah Parks after 13 years

       March 8, 2018     
    In a monumental move for Sharjah's most recognisable landmark, the iconic Eye of the Emirates wheel is to be completely relocated from its home of 13 years at Al Qasba to Al Montazah Parks, providing even more spectacular bird's eye views across the landscape to a larger number of residents and visitors. The move will provide tourists supreme panoramas ove
  • US official lauds accessibility features of RTA

       March 8, 2018     
    A New York City official and champion of people of determination praised the role and innovative approach of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in making Dubai an accessible city. Delivering his keynote address at the 10th Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (DAST) Victor Calise, commissioner at New York City (NYC) Mayor's Office for People with Dis
  • Dubai, Abu Dhabi among top 3 airports in Middle East

       March 7, 2018     
    Passengers have rated Abu Dhabi and Dubai airports among the top three best airports in the Middle East for service quality in 2017, according to Airports Council International (ACI). Released on Tuesday, the survey results showed that passengers rated Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH) first followed by Amman (AMM) and Madina (MED) (tied) and Dubai International (DX
  • NMC licence now mandatory for online media firms in UAE

       March 7, 2018     
    All online media companies operating in the UAE without licences will be fined or shut down, according to new guidelines issued by the National Media Council (NMC) on Tuesday. The NMC on Tuesday issued a set of regulations which will govern online activities, including e-commerce, publishing and selling of print, video, and audio material as well as advert
  • Abu Dhabi to set up Dh500 million holding firm

       March 6, 2018     
    Abu Dhabi is setting up an independent corporate body that will have the ownership of all government and quasi-government development service companies of the emirate. The Abu Dhabi Development Holding Company, or ADDHC, will be a public joint stock company with a capital of Dh500 million. On Sunday, His Highness President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed
  • Dubai event sees 'super skills' of special mums, kids

       March 6, 2018     
    Isolation, uncomfortable stares, hurtful comments and a lifelong adjustment are just some of the struggles of a mother of a determined one. But on Sunday, a set of 15 mothers of determined kids came together to display their talents and show the world how they create happiness. Called Super Special Moms, the group took over the stage at Emaar's Rise Dubai

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