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  • Awards honour unsung heroes in Capital

       March 14, 2018     
    Nine people who made a difference to the community through their selfless contributions were honoured in a special ceremony held in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Abu Dhabi Awards, the emirate's highest civilian honour, were presented to the winners by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE
  • UAE turns active on national sports day

       March 13, 2018     
    Citizens and residents of the UAE actively participated in the UAE National Sports Day celebrations from 8am until 9pm on March 7 at over 175 locations. The bank will be holding a general meeting of its shareholders on March 27 to get their approval for the two key proposals. Supported by the Dubai Sports Council (DSC), UAE National Olympics Commit
  • 10 amazing things to do in Dubai for under Dh50

       March 13, 2018     
    If you think an evening or a night out with friends in Dubai would cost you a couple of hundred dirhams in Dubai, think again! We have scoured the internet to put together a list of 10 things Dubai residents and tourists can do for or under Dh50. No, it doesn't only include watching a movie or chatting with your friends over coffee! Read on
  • Emirates NBD may raise foreign ownership limit

       March 12, 2018     
    Emirates NBD, Dubai's largest bank, said it would seek shareholders' approval to boost its foreign ownership limit to 20 per cent from 5 per cent and raise capital by Dh7.35 billion. The bank will be holding a general meeting of its shareholders on March 27 to get their approval for the two key proposals. In a posting on Dubai Financial Market site
  • 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

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