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Our next OFW interview features Louiela, who has lived in Abu Dhabi for 6 years. She is a Nurse by profession, but at the moment, you can find her traveling and vagabonding around Armenia! As an avid blogger, she has contributed articles to DubaiOFW before, particularly about her solo travel to Romania. A few months ago,… Read More

Previously, we wrote a feature about Ramadan fridges in public parks across the city, which provide refreshments for joggers and park-goers. Lately, the Dubai Municipality has added another feature, this time for book lovers: park libraries. Recently, the Director-General of Dubai Municipality, Hussain Nasser Lootah, inaugurated the first library at Al Garhoud Park. Notably, the… Read More

Dubai is among “The World’s 20 Best Cities for Architecture Lovers,” which was released recently by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine. The prestigious list puts the emirate alongside Athens, Barcelona, Rome, Seattle, Miami, and other cities that feature fascinating architecture. The international magazine described Dubai as a home to contemporary architecture. “Nothing can define a place… Read More

Are you often stuck in traffic and running late? Not to worry, because pretty soon, you may be able to “fly” to your destination! This is because the trial run for Dubai’s Autonomous Air Taxis (AATs) is set to begin in the fourth quarter of this year. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently… Read More

In celebration of “World WiFi Day,” WiFi UAE is offering free, higher-speed Internet to its hotspot users from June 20 to 27. This means that starting today — all the way through to Eid — we can enjoy free, 10 times faster Internet in over 400 WiFi UAE hotspots located nationwide. Notably, WiFi UAE provides… Read More

The Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Mosque in the Al-Mushrif area of Abu Dhabi has recently been renamed “Mariam, Mother of Issa,” which translates to “Mary, Mother of Jesus.” The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ordered the renaming of… Read More

For federal ministries and authorities in the UAE, the Eid al-Fitr holiday will start on Saturday, June 24, which corresponds to Ramadan 29. The announcement was made recently by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources. Consequently, if Eid falls on June 25 (Sunday), regular work will resume on June 28 (Wednesday). Meanwhile, if Eid… Read More

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Many years ago, when you ask people about “Georgia” they often think about a U.S. state. Not many had heard yet about a small country that bears the same name — a country that sits at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Today, however, Georgia is fast becoming one of the most popular… Read More

Many of us are familiar with the Deira Fish Market, which has been around for as long as we can remember. Aside from going there to buy fresh fish at great prices, locals and expats also come to mingle, take leisurely walks, and of course – capture interesting photos! Surely, many of us will miss… Read More

Starting June 15, there will be a mandatory midday break for establishments whose employees work under direct sunlight. The midday break will be from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm, which will be enforced until September 15, 2017. The announcement was made by Dubai’s Standing Committee for Labor Affairs. The midday break is in accordance with… Read More

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, has directed the early issuance of salaries for government employees, social welfare beneficiaries, and retirees. In accordance with this directive, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the… Read More

If you happen to travel to Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, then you shouldn’t miss a trip to “Old Town Tbilisi.” Commonly referred to as Tbilisi Historic District, this place is known for its cobbled streets, traditional architecture, and historic monuments. Several years ago, the government of Tbilisi launched a program to “revive” Old Town… Read More

The Tbilisi Marriott Hotel is a luxury hotel in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Set in a 100-year-old building, this elegant hotel is situated right in the center of the city. From here, you can explore and marvel at Tbilisi’s cultural attractions and colorful history. Upon entering the hotel, a gorgeous, atrium-style lobby awaits. Crystal… Read More

Dubai Municipality, in cooperation with Al Rawabi, has installed fridges in public parks across the city. Each fridge is filled with dates, dairy, and juices for park goers who are taking walks, jogging, or engaging in exercise. The fridges are part of Ramadan Walk, a new initiative that seeks to promote health awareness in the… Read More

In the near future, we can expect to see more self-driving vehicles in Dubai. Through the “Self-Driving Transport Strategy,” the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) aims to transform 25% of the city’s total mobility journeys into self-driving journeys by the year 2030. The strategy was recently approved by His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and… Read More

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