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In terms of land area, Ajman is the smallest emirate in the UAE, with an area of only 460 square kilometers. You will find it on the western coast of the country, along the Gulf Coast. Even though it is the smallest in size, however, Ajman has the fifth-largest population in the UAE. Majority of… Read More

The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, and the Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Sec. Alan Peter Cayetano, held bilateral talks recently. The talks were held alongside the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Aside from Sec. Cayetano, Dr. Gargash also met with Edward… Read More

The Guinness World Records 2018 edition has just been released, and it includes new records made in the UAE. That’s right! The emirates has achieved not just one, or two, but 24 world records in the past year — bringing the total number of UAE’s records to 190! The UAE has the world’s tallest building,… Read More

What are the 7 emirates of the UAE? This is one of the more basic questions that one should answer especially when understanding the country where Dubai is located. Yes, Dubai is not a country and is actually an ’emirate’ (state). One of the most common misconceptions about Dubai is related to geography. Most people have… Read More

The UAE ranks first in “change readiness” among countries in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region, according to a study by KPMG. Globally, the UAE is the third most prepared for change among all the countries in the world. Indeed, the emirates seem to be getting more international recognition lately. Just recently, Dubai… Read More

The UAE has set a new world record recently, as thousands of citizens, residents, and visitors gathered to make “the longest line of photographs” at Dubai Festival City. With a length of 1,655.192 meters (or more than 1.6km), the photos have just made it into the Guinness World Records! The record-breaking feat was made possible… Read More

A popular Japanese soy sauce brand has been banned from entering the UAE. The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has issued a warning that prohibits the importation of Kikkoman Soy Sauce due to alcohol content. In accordance with Ministerial Resolution No. (539) of 2012 of the “Standard Guide to the Procedures for the… Read More

Previously, Conde Nast Traveller Magazine featured Dubai among the world’s best cities for architecture lovers. Recently, the emirate has made it to another prestigious list by the international publication — the seven best beaches in the Middle East. In fact, the UAE not only has one, but two of its beaches in the list: Saadiyat… Read More

With the blazing sun, rising temperatures, and warm breezes – summertime is in full swing across the UAE. And while there is nothing much we can do to control the weather, there are many ways for us to stay cool and beat the heat this summer! Beating the summer heat means more than trying to… Read More

Brace yourselves for more sweltering, summer days as the weather in the UAE is expected to get even hotter next month. The months of July and August are typically the hottest in the country, when temperatures reach a maximum of around 48 to 50 degrees Celsius. From 2003 to 2016, the average maximum temperature for… 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

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

Locals and expats in the UAE who express sympathy towards Qatar on social media may face up to 15 years in jail. What’s more, they could be asked to pay a fine of not less than AED 500,000. This statement was made by UAE Attorney-General Hamad Saif al-Shamsi. He reiterated that sympathizing with Qatar online… Read More

As part of the latest move in the fall out between Qatar and several Gulf countries, the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has closed Qatar Airways offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Since the UAE government issued a statement on cutting diplomatic relations with Qatar, it has also closed the country’s airspace, ports, 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