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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

Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) is one of the seven emirates of the UAE. It is located in the northern part of the country, along the east of the Persian Gulf. With an area of 1700 square kilometres, it is the fourth-largest emirate in the country. About 50 percent of the population of Ras Al Khaimah… 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

It’s now official: The Warner Brothers Theme Park will be opening at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi next year. The announcement was made recently at a press conference in the capital. At present, about 30 percent of the movie theme park has been completed. It is being constructed by Miral Asset Management LLC, a leading… 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

Although most people can only wonder about living on Mars, the UAE’s top officials are taking actual steps to realize this dream. One hundred years from now, the first human settlers could be living on the red planet, courtesy of the “Mars 2117 Project.” The project was revealed by none other than the Vice President,… Read More

Long weekend for UAE residents will happen on December 2 and 3 (Wednesday and Thursday) for the private sector (December 1-3 for public sector) in celebration of the of the UAE National Day and the Martyr’s Day. Earlier, we shared information on possibly a long break early December. News reports from online publications mentions that… Read More

Hi everyone, our next OFW interview feature is with Meanne, a former Admin Training Coordinator and now turned housewife in Dubai. Meanne has been in Dubai for over 15 years, although 2 of those years were spent back in the Philippines. Her situation is interesting as she is homeschooling her daughter. As she does not have… Read More

UPDATE: The Jollibee in Dubai Mall is now Open! Here’s a write-up of the opening of the first Jollibee in Dubai. Jollibee in The Dubai Mall is Now Open! Other Shops in UAE: Jollibee Al Ghurair, Rigga – Dubai Jollibee Burjuman Centre – Dubai Jollibee Mushrif Mall – Abu Dhabi Jollibee Al Falah Street –… Read More

This is a very special mall because of it’s themed sections. Ibn Battuta Mall was inspired by the traveller Ibn Battuta, who explored many places. The mall has themes according to the places he had visited. The Ibn Battuta mall has six courts which have different architectural design according to these countries: Persia, India, Tunisia,… Read More

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I came to Dubai. Time has flown faster than ever especially now that I’m on vacation leave! I’m happy that somehow, I survived the first year which gives me a little more credibility when sharing information about Dubai. Dubai Experience The “Dubai experience” that they say… Read More

These are exciting times as Dubai wins the bid to host the Expo2020! This is the biggest event that this city in the United Arab Emirates is preparing for. Seeing so many advertisements and contributions from both government and private sectors makes the whole occasion so exciting. The UAE had ranked first in the first… Read More