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The UAE space programme plans to build a city on Mars someday, though it also has projects that are much closer to home. One of these is KhalifaSat, the first ever UAE-built satellite made entirely by Emirati engineers, and it’s going to be launched very soon! The Crown Prince of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed… Read More

The UAE and the Philippines ranked among the top destinations for travellers from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, according to the latest figures from Wego, which recently released its MENA Traveller Destination Leaderboards for the second quarter of 2018. Wego, the “largest online travel marketplace” in the region, is a provider of… Read More

There are quite a number of museums in the UAE, including the Dubai Museum, Etihad Museum, and more recently, Louvre Abu Dhabi. All of these places showcase colourful history, culture, and impressive art. However, there’s a different kind of museum coming to town! Imagine a place where you can walk upside down, run through a swirling… Read More

A Filipina housemaid in the UAE has just become an instant millionaire! Gina Realuyo Soriano from the Philippines is the fifth grand winner of the Al Ansari Exchange – Summer Promotion, and she gets to take home AED 1 million, according to the Al Ansari Exchange website. Last year, a Filipino engineer based in Sharjah won… Read More

The ongoing UAE amnesty program enables those who have overstayed their visas to legalise their status or exit the country without paying any fines. After the program ends on October 31st, however, authorities are planning to enforce tougher visa rules, as reported by Gulf News. According to the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC), majority of amnesty… Read More

Do you like to play Candy Crush, Fortnite Battle Royal, QuizUp, and other “free” games online? If yes, then you better be careful! While playing these games is a fun way to pass the time, you may be exposing yourself (and your personal information) to hackers and scammers. To caution everyone against exposing themselves to… Read More

A Dubai visitor has been arrested and jailed for offering obscene services online. The man, who is a 22-year-old Moroccan national, had been accused in June of promoting sexual services and prostitution thru Snapchat, as reported by Gulf News. According to a lieutenant at the Cybercrime section of Dubai Police, they came across the man’s… Read More

With only two years to go until the start of Expo 2020 Dubai, preparations and site constructions are well underway. The Expo 2020 Dubai site will include international exhibits, spectacular pavilions, and amazing structures unlike anything you’ve ever seen before! Many of us are looking forward to this event and wondering what to expect. Well,… Read More

A few days ago, the news story about a Swedish national who got detained at Dubai International Airport came out. According to The Guardian, the woman was held for drinking a glass of wine on the plane. However, we all know this isn’t entirely true! On the contrary, the woman was detained for perfectly legal reasons.… Read More

Two weeks ago, a tourist in Dubai rented a luxury car, then racked up a whopping AED 170,000 in speeding fines! Although the incident made the headlines, the tourist, a British national, did not return the Lamborghini Huracan or pay any fines — until now. Farah Hashi, 25, from Wales, was caught speeding 33 times within… Read More

Many of us are used to watching movies on a single screen, but can you imagine watching a blockbuster hit on multiple screens? Well… at ScreenX cinema in the Dubai Mall, you can! Just recently, Reel Cinemas launched the first-ever ScreenX outlet in the country, as reported by Trade Arabia. Reel Cinemas happens to be part… Read More

The UAE Cybercrimes Law prescribes rules on what we are allowed and not allowed to do online. Just recently, President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a decree introducing changes to Federal Decree-Law No. 05 of 2012 on Combatting Cybercrimes. Emiri Decree No. 02 of 2018 presents amendments to Articles 26,… Read More

eid al adha holiday

Recently the public sector was announced to have a 5-day holiday (total of 9-day break including weekends) for the Eid Al Adha Holiday. The UAE government has declared the private sector will enjoy 3 days off from August 20 – Monday to August 22 – Wednesday for Eid Al Adha. This means that there will… Read More