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A new officer has joined the Dubai Police force, and he is not just an ordinary cop. Being the first operational robot policeman in the world, “Robocop” is more than ready to help patrol the streets of Dubai. “Robocop” officially joined the line of duty at the 4th Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC),… Read More

As of July 8, 2017, Philippine Airlines (PAL) will be suspending flights from Manila to Abu Dhabi and vice versa temporarily. Specifically, flights PR 656/657, which operate every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday – will be cancelled until further notice. The airline will temporarily suspend the flights as it carries out “route assessment initiatives,” according to… Read More

Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, who is fondly called “Mother of the UAE,” has been chosen as the “Person of the Year 2017” by the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation. The announcement was made in a ceremony held recently at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. Notably, HH Sheikha Fatima… Read More

Fossil experts from the UAE have identified a previously unknown species of hippos. They made the discovery while studying the fossils of an extinct relative of the hippopotamus that lived in Abu Dhabi’s Al Dhafra region. The new hippo species has been named Archaeopotamus qeshta. The first word translates to “ancient river,” while the second… Read More

Just when you think the majestic Burj Al Arab couldn’t get any better, two new islands will be added to both sides of the luxury hotel. This coming June, the “Marsa Al Arab” mega project will break ground in Dubai, to be completed by the year 2020. The launching of the AED 6.3 billion mega… Read More

More and more people are riding public transportation these days. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that for the first quarter of 2017, the number of passengers riding the Dubai Metro and public buses has increased compared to last year. The Dubai Metro lifted a total of 51.371 million riders from January to March… Read More

The Ministry of Health and Prevention in Dubai has issued warnings against the use of six counterfeit pharmaceutical products. These contain undisclosed substances that could put the health of some people at risk. Specifically, the substances in these products could lead to an acute reduction in a person’s blood pressure. These also pose a risk… Read More

Filipinos in Dubai will be celebrating the 119th Philippine Independence Day at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) on May 12, which is one month earlier than is usually practiced. The Philippine Independence Day is commemorated on June 12 every year. However, since the date coincides with this year’s Ramadan, Philippine consulate officials and volunteers… Read More

Once again, the Crown Prince of Dubai has been trending on social media. We recently featured his selfie with a giraffe, this time, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum shows his love for the water. Fans and followers of the ruling family were treated to photos and videos of the Dubai… Read More

Starting next year, an eco-firm based in Abu Dhabi plans to tow icebergs to the UAE all the way from Antarctica. The icebergs will then be harvested to produce pure, drinking water. The firm, National Advisor Bureau Limited, will begin towing icebergs in 2018. According to its managing director, Abdullah Mohammad Sulaiman Al Shehi, one… Read More

A coffee brand that claims to help people lose weight has been banded in Dubai. This is because it contains an ingredient that could endanger the health and safety of the public. The Dubai Municipality, through its official social media channels, has announced that Idol Slim Coffee is no longer available in the market. Likewise,… Read More

It’s now official: The Warner Brothers Theme Park will be opening at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi next year. The announcement was made recently at a press conference in the capital. At present, about 30 percent of the movie theme park has been completed. It is being constructed by Miral Asset Management LLC, a leading… Read More

We’ll soon be seeing flying taxis in Dubai, as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently confirmed that they will conduct a trial run of the vehicles in 2020. The RTA will conduct the test flight of Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VToL) vehicles in cooperation with Uber. The first demonstration network should be ready for… Read More

A heart-warming photo of Dubai’s crown prince has been making the rounds on social media lately. The picture shows His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum taking a “selfie” while feeding a giraffe! The prince posted the adorable photo on Instagram, where it became an instant hit among his followers. It clearly… Read More

Dubai Municipality opened the first UAE “Food Bank” recently at the Al Quoz area in Dubai. Her Highness Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the UAE Food Bank Board of Trustees, spoke during the opening ceremony. “I am extremely proud to see the first branch open only three months after the… Read More