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expo station dubai photo

Coming soon to Dubai is the Expo Metro Station, the biggest railway station in the emirate. It will be part of Route 2020, a 14.5-kilometer extension of the Dubai Metro that connects the Red Line to the site of Expo 2020 near the Al Maktoum International Airport. Construction for Route 2020 began in October 2016,… Read More

A Filipina in Dubai recently won AED 1000 for her safe driving skills. She is one of the 10 winners of the Mobil 1 GoldStar Contest, which is part of a road safety awareness campaign. Rosemarie Buno, 42 years old, has been working as a private chauffeur for an Emirati family for almost 10 years.… Read More

If you happen to hail a taxi in Dubai, don’t be surprised if you see a touch screen in front of you plus free Wi-Fi. Recently, 700 taxicabs have been fitted with these devices — the second phase of a project by the Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) under the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). These… Read More

In Dubai, dogs are not allowed in public parks, beaches, and many other places. Fortunately, there is now a park where dogs can run freely. Located at Al Awir, “Bark Park” — the first ever outdoor park designed exclusively for dogs — is now open. Bark Park was established by a couple of dog lovers… Read More

al wasl plaza dome dubai

The last major part of the design in the Dubai Expo 2020 was unveiled today and this area will have a dome-shaped central hub named as Al Wasl Plaza. Al Wasl means ‘connection’ in Arabic and reflects Dubai’s goal of bringing people together at the Expo as well as bringing together the other aspects of… Read More

Dubai attracted an astounding AED 25.5 billion worth of foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2016. As a result, it ranked seventh among the top 10 global cities in the world attracting foreign investment. The announcement came from none other than the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council himself, His Highness Sheikh… Read More

fire downtown dubai

Today, a fire broke out in a building near Dubai Mall around 6:30am. As per a tweet from Dubai Media Office, the said building was identified as The Fountain Views which is a tower that’s still under construction and is set to be completed in 2018. Authorities have closed areas in Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard. Dubai… Read More

dubai frame gold plate

If you have ever driven along Sheikh Zayed Road lately, you may have noticed a towering structure being covered with gold coating. This is the Dubai Frame, a city landmark that stands as tall as a 50-storey building. With an estimated cost of AED 160 million, the Dubai Frame is made up of two 150-meter… Read More

The number of passengers at Dubai International (DXB) continues to increase, as Dubai Airports note an 8.8 percent increase in passenger traffic in February. This brings the total year-to-date passenger traffic to almost 15 million, which is 9.3 percent higher than last year’s record. In a previous post, it may be recalled that DXB had… Read More

amazon acquires souq

Amazon has officially acquired SOUQ.com. In a press release posted today, the American ecommerce and cloud computing company has announced that it has finally reached an agreement to acquire the Dubai-based ecommerce platform, SOUQ.com There’s also a note from the CEO of SOUQ.com announcing the said merge. The past week, this acquisition was still under… Read More

Starting January 1, 2018, business owners and landlords in the UAE will be required to pay a value-added tax (VAT) of five percent. The announcement was made by the country’s Federal National Council (FNC) recently. It may be recalled that last year, the UAE signed an agreement to implement VAT along with other GCC countries,… Read More

car seatbelt dubai rule

The Ministry of Interior has announced new traffic laws and fines to make our road experience safer. The new rules for the drivers and passengers will span across all 7 emirates and will be made official very soon. One of the rule change highlights mention that all passengers in the car must wear seatbelts. This… Read More

laptop ban emirates us flights

To all passengers travelling to the US, be advised that electronic devices other than smartphones are not allowed to be hand-carried in Emirates airline flights. These devices, which includes laptops and tablets, should be checked in your baggages. This directive takes effect from 25th March to 14th October 2017 and is applicable to all US-bound… Read More

sheikh mohammed world happiness council

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, has announced the creation of the first ever “World Happiness Council.” The statement was made just before the celebration of International Happiness Day, which is celebrated on the 20th of March every year. “World Happiness Council” Established According to… Read More

Once again, Dubai ranked No. 1 in terms of quality of living in the Middle East and Africa. For five years in a row, the city has topped the list of Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey in the region, while coming in 74th place in the overall global rankings. In an official press release, Mercer… Read More