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The UAE Government has issued an official statement in support of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in severing relations with the state of Qatar, which includes the closing of borders and airspace and breaking off diplomatic relations. In a post from WAM news website, a full statement is published on June 5, 2017  stating that the country… Read More

Letters of the alphabet have been spotted all over the city lately — along Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Boulevard, Kite Beach, and even Dubai Mall. The letters are styled in Dubai Font, the first ever font named after a city, created and developed in cooperation with Microsoft. It was launched in April… Read More

Every year, TripAdvisor publishes a list of the Top 25 Landmarks in the world. TripAdvisor is a popular American travel website known for its great reviews of hotels and attractions worldwide. This time around, two popular landmarks from the UAE made it to the prestigious list. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Burj Khalifa… Read More

As Ramadan 2017 approaches, city services are getting ready for the month-long event. For their part, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) have announced new timings for their services. The new timings cover working hours for Dubai buses, metro and tram services, and parking hours. All of these have been planned to help ensure the… Read More

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