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  • Strong winds stop Dubai school's efforts to create Guinness record

       February 27, 2018     
    Attempting to set a Guinness World Record, one Dubai school had four failed attempts while trying to make the world's largest picture mosaic formed by people, due to the heavy winds in the emirate on Sunday. Even though the crowd was blown away by how 5,400 youngsters at The Kindergarten Starters came together to form a picture mosaic of the late UAE found
  • Over 9,500 vehicles recalled in UAE, some due to fire risk

       February 27, 2018     
    More than 9,500 vehicles of 2016 and 2018 models have been recalled in the UAE by different automobile manufacturers due to technical defects, including risk of fire in some models. Al-Futtaim Motors, distributor of Toyota vehicles in the UAE, has recalled 9,332 Hilux and 41 Prius vehicles of 2016 manufacturing year due to airbag problems. "The sub
  • Dubai gets world's biggest Mickey Mouse floral structure

       February 26, 2018     
    To mark the 90th anniversary of Disney's first character, Dubai Miracle Garden constructed the world's biggest Mickey Mouse floral sculpture that was unveiled on Sunday. The sculpture, which is Disney's first character floral display in the Middle East, stands at 18 meters long and consists of almost 100,000 plants and flowers, weighing about 35 tonnes. Th
  • Galaxy S9 unveiled; pre-orders start in UAE

       February 26, 2018     
    Samsung Electronics finally unveiled its much-anticipated Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones, making good on the hype it generated - plus also putting out a direct challenge to one feature pioneered by its biggest rival. DJ Koh, president and head of Samsung's IT and mobile communications division, kicked off the event preluding the Mobile World Congress in Bar
  • Sheikh Mohammed launches second Dh1m 'Arab Hope Makers' award

       February 25, 2018     
    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has launched the second round of the Dh1 million Arab Hope Makers award, the largest Arab initiative dedicated to celebrating philanthropic efforts. The initiative seeks to honour and promote the people who spread hope, and who encompass the
  • UAE improves ranking among world's most powerful passports

       February 25, 2018     
    The UAE moved up three places, standing at rank 22 in the list of the top 25 most powerful passports in the world. The UAE is the highest-ranking Arab country in the Gulf and in the Middle East and North African regions, in the Global Passport Power Index by Arton Capital. UAE passport holders get visa free entry into 138 countries - as compared to Singapo
  • 12 exciting things to do in UAE this weekend

       February 24, 2018     
    How to make the most of your Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Khaleej Times recommends... Play time From the Tony Award winning author of the musical Once comes a dark comedy right in time for the St. Patrick's Day festivities. Enda Walsh's play New Electric Ballroom about a "hermetically" sealed Irish family concerns three shut-in sisters living i
  • PSL: Junaid bags hat trick as Multan Sultans record second win

       February 24, 2018     
    Junaid Khan became the first player of the Pakistan Super League's third edition to bag a hat trick of wickets as Multan Sultans rocked Lahore Qalandars by 43 runs for their second successive win on Friday night. Junaid scalped the wickets of Yasir Shah, Cameron Delport and Raza Hasan in the 17th over as Lahore collapsed like a pack of cards losing seven w
  • Hurry up! One week left to avail of 50% discount

       February 22, 2018     
    Motorists, if you have traffic fines to pay, just hurry up. A 50 per cent discount offered on traffic fines across the country will end in a week's time. The waiver announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, is applicable for all tickets issued between August
  • Playing the cards right: UAE residents shedding cash payments

       February 22, 2018     
    The UAE is slowly, but steadily, becoming a cashless society with residents carrying less cash and using more plastic money in order to pay their bills, airfares, hotel bookings and payments for dining out. UAE residents' preference of cards usage over cash increased by 14.8 per cent in 2017 as against 7.1 per cent in the previous year with most of the gro

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