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  • World's next tallest hotel set to open in Dubai

       February 11, 2018     
    Dubai: Shaikh Zayed Road will continue to host the “world’s tallest hotel”, with the opening this week of the Gevora built by the Al Attar Group. The 75-floor structure stands at a height of 356 metres (1,167.98 feet) and has 528 rooms. It is located right near the DIFC cluster and with the Emirates Towers as neighbours. Gevora and the Al Attar Group hope to ta
  • 10 tips for driving safely in fog in the UAE

       February 10, 2018     
    Fog can be a very serious problem as reduced visibility makes spotting driving hazards much harder, if not impossible. Knowing how to deal with foggy conditions is extremely important, so follow our guide. 1. Turn your fog lights on Not all cars come with front fog lights, but all modern cars are equipped with rear fog lights - as it is the law. They are a legal requirem
  • Modi, Robert De Niro to headline World Government Summit in Dubai

       February 10, 2018     
    International leaders and celebrities will lead discussions at the World Government Summit, scheduled to start on Sunday. Under the theme 'Shaping Future Governments', the summit will feature Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the guest speaker and French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe will give a keynote address. Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Mon
  • Car insurance schemes to cover fog-related damages

       February 8, 2018     
    Two new car insurance policies have been rolled out that will cover damages resulting from precipitation or weather conditions, including fog, said Ramez Abu Zeid, chairman of the legal and automobile departments at the Emirates Insurance Association. The first policy relates to third parties - and the second to civil liability, loss of car or damage incurred, a report in Al Ittihad new
  • Grade 12 students, here's your chance to study for free at AUD

       February 8, 2018     
    The Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication at the American University in Dubai (AUD), in association with the Dubai Press Club, has launched an investigative journalism competition and a short film competition for grade 12 students. Both categories accept English and Arabic submissions. Ali Jaber, Dean of the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Media at AUD, said the first prize in both
  • Student creates robot to clean sea and protect marine life

       February 7, 2018     
    A Grade-5 student in Abu Dhabi has created a marine cleaner robot that can remove waste from seas and oceans and provide vital protection to marine habitats. Sainath Manikandan, an Indian student at the GEMS United Indian School, Abu Dhabi is showcasing his "M-Bot Cleaner (Marine Robot Cleaner)" project during the Innovator 2018 which is part of the UAE Innovation Month 2018. "M
  • Here's how you can use free WiFi in UAE

       February 7, 2018     
    You can stay connected for free by using WiFi UAE, a network that enables people to get internet access in public areas. The WiFi UAE is available and can be used by people owning WiFi-capable devices, within the WiFi UAE hotspots. Below is a map of locations where residents and tourists can use WiFi UAE in Dubai. It is also available in other emirates.
  • Dubai aims to be completely paperless

       February 6, 2018     
    Dubai: Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, launched the 'Dubai Paperless Strategy' during a visit to the Smart Dubai Office headquarters in Dubai Design District. The new strategy falls in line with the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the
  • UAE to set up corporate social responsibility fund

       February 6, 2018     
    Abu Dhabi: A corporate social responsibility fund will be established in the UAE to promote the culture of social responsibility and implement community related projects and initiatives, it was announced on Monday. The fund will be set up as per Cabinet decision
  • Leave your cars at home in UAE today

       February 4, 2018     
    Residents of Dubai, Al Ain, Ras Al Khaimah and Ajman will ditch their vehicles today in line with the annual Car Free Day campaign. The ninth edition of the Dubai initiative will see hundreds of government departments, institutions and officials of the three other emirates leaving their cars behind in a gesture that protects the environment and reduces carbon footprint. Hussein

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