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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

Every child who is born in Dubai should be registered with the Dubai Health Authority. For those of you who are preparing for the birth of your baby, here are the steps you need to take to register him or her in the emirate. When your baby is born, the hospital will issue a “notification… Read More

Relocating to another country is a huge decision. Aside from starting a new job, you will be living in a different place, with its own language and culture. You will need to consider where to stay, what to bring, and how to adjust to your new environment. Indeed, moving to another country may seem like… 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

The UAE government aims to ensure a healthy living environment at all times. For this reason, people who are coming into the country for the first time are required to undergo medical tests. These help to ensure that the community is well-protected against infectious diseases. In Dubai, these tests are conducted through the Dubai Health… Read More

We’ll soon be seeing flying taxis in Dubai, as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently confirmed that they will conduct a trial run of the vehicles in 2020. The RTA will conduct the test flight of Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VToL) vehicles in cooperation with Uber. The first demonstration network should be ready for… Read More

A heart-warming photo of Dubai’s crown prince has been making the rounds on social media lately. The picture shows His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum taking a “selfie” while feeding a giraffe! The prince posted the adorable photo on Instagram, where it became an instant hit among his followers. It clearly… Read More

Dubai Municipality opened the first UAE “Food Bank” recently at the Al Quoz area in Dubai. Her Highness Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the UAE Food Bank Board of Trustees, spoke during the opening ceremony. “I am extremely proud to see the first branch open only three months after the… Read More

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines racism as “racial prejudice or discrimination.” In other words, it refers to any behavior that judges people based on their race or nationality. Fortunately, racism is not much of an issue in Dubai, since most of the residents here are expatriates. Still, if you encounter racist behavior or discrimination of any… Read More

Great news for job seekers! Dubai Careers, a new job portal, has just been launched. The website offers career opportunities for UAE nationals, residents and expats alike. Dubai Careers is an initiative of Smart Dubai Government Establishment, which is the technology arm of Smart Dubai. It is a centralized portal that seeks to connect people… Read More