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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

Every year, TripAdvisor publishes a list of the Top 25 Landmarks in the world. TripAdvisor is a popular American travel website known for its great reviews of hotels and attractions worldwide. This time around, two popular landmarks from the UAE made it to the prestigious list. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Burj Khalifa… Read More

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