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Dubai was recently recognized as one of the best cities for architecture lovers. The emirate has made it to another prestigious list — the World’s Best Places to Visit, which was released by US News and World Report.    While making the list, US News gathered user votes, analyzed current trends, and consulted expert opinions.… 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

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

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

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

Now that Ramadan has officially begun, it is time to learn words and phrases that are typically used during this month. Aside from some common greetings, these include a few terms that tell us more about Islam and its Five Pillars. During the Holy Month, you may also be invited to “Iftar,” which is the… 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

Soon, we will be observing Ramadan in the UAE. This period marks the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. During this time, Muslims practice fasting from sunrise to sunset. Based on Islamic belief, Ramadan commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad. For Muslims around the world, fasting during this period is… 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

Even after his performance at The Autism Rocks Arena over the weekend, pop star Justin Bieber has been spotted enjoying the sights and sounds of Dubai. Just recently, he went quad biking and camel riding in the desert. The international pop star proved to be a skilled and fearless biker, as he drove at mxDubai… Read More

Previously, we’ve talked about what travelers should expect when visiting the country for the first time. In an earlier post, we discussed 20 things first-time tourists should know about the UAE, which pretty much sums up what most visitors need to know. This article, however, focuses on living in (and not just visiting) Dubai. If… Read More