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News and updates on what’s happening in Dubai. Announcements and important information about the emirate that the residents should be aware of. Here we share current events and advisories, as well as trends for your reference.

Emirati Leader Urges Citizens to Say Ras Al Khaimah, not RAK

Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, asks everyone to avoid avoid the use of the acronym ‘RAK’ and instead use the full name of the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. Names, as do labels, mean a lot to… Read more

Filipino School Employees in Sharjah Convicted over Drowning Incident

There are various kinds of jobs Filipinos can take on when working overseas. In fact, many believe that anyone can take on any kind of job as long as they are honest and determined to perform their tasks accordingly. ALSO READ: 2 Pinoys Among Accused in Drowning of Emirati Boy While this is not at… Read more

‘Kindness Bus’ to Visit Schools in UAE, Teach Kids to Donate

As the Ramadan season pushes for its last few weeks, various non-government organizations and public agencies are coming up with timely initiatives that promote values that coincide with the teachings of Islam, as well as the the national theme of the UAE, which is the ‘Year of Tolerance.’ ALSO READ: Expats in UAE to Benefit… Read more

UAE Announces Extended Hours at Museums During Ramadan

As the holy month of Ramadan winds down close to an end, locals and tourists are now looking forward to the festival of the “breaking of the fast” also known as Eid Al-Fitr, which officially marks the end of Ramadan and the start of the first month of Shawwal. ALSO READ: Muslims All Over the… Read more

UAE Rescues 3 Filipino Workers Held Captive for 10 Months in Libya

Amid the growing conflicts in the Middle East, GCC member nations such as the UAE, Bahrain, and Kuwait are all doing their part to put the interests and safety of their citizens as well as residents first in response to the situation that’s been playing out in the region for several months now. ALSO READ:… Read more

Asian Man Drowns at UAE Beach; Police Issue Advisory

The summer season is right upon us, and with this, many tourists as well as locals will be heading over to the beach with family, friends, and loved ones to have some fun out in the sun. ALSO READ: Abu Dhabi Police Issues Road Safety Advisory During Unstable Weather Conditions However, while there’s reason to… Read more

PHOTOS HH Sheikh Hamdan 2 Brothers Get Married 2

The Crown Prince of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is known for his great leadership, love for animals, and an active lifestyle — making him perhaps the most eligible bachelor in the emirate… well, not anymore! ALSO READ: HH Sheikh Hamdan Launches “Dubai Future Councils” You heard that right! HH Sheikh… Read more

Start of Eid Al Fitr Projected for Most Islamic Countries

As the month of May nears its end, Muslims and those living in Islamic countries await the news as to when the official date of Eid Al-Fitr will fall. ALSO READ: Ramadan Working Hours for Private Sector Announced And because the announcements are based on moon sightings, it cannot be presumed that counting 30 days… Read more

6,000 Investors & Entrepreneurs Apply for Long-term Visas

Early this month, the UAE Government started issuing five to 10-year visas, and so far around 6,000 investors and entrepreneurs have submitted applications for the long-term visa. ALSO READ: UAE Cabinet OKs New Long-term Visa System The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) revealed on Wednesday that there has been a surge of submissions “during… Read more

ramadan night sale expo centre sharjah

Avid shoppers have more reasons to rejoice this Ramadan month especially to those residing in the emirate of Sharjah. Aside from huge discounts on groceries and great bargains on new cars, the annual “Ramadan Nights” is happening in Sharjah during Ramadan and Eid holidays. The 17-day mega sale will offer discounts of as much as 80 percent!… Read more

World's First Nature-inspired Mall Opens Carrefour Hypermarket

One of the country’s most popular supermarkets, Carrefour, recently opened at Cityland Mall, a 1.2 million square feet development, just off the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Highway. ALSO READ: 8 Budget-friendly Supermarkets in Dubai Cityland Mall is located near Global Village and caters to the residential communities of Al Barari, Arabian Ranches, Falcon City, Layan, Majan, The Villa,… Read more

[PHOTOS] Largest Mosque in Sharjah Now Open to Public

In the spirit of promoting tolerance and openness to non-Muslim residents and tourists, UAE governments are creating opportunities for these people to get to know more about the Emirati culture and Islamic teachings, as part of the Emirati way of life. ALSO READ: PHOTOS: New Mosque Named After Dubai Ruler’s Late Son And where religion… Read more

Free-to-use Adventure Skate Park Opens in Fujairah

Attention, skaters and riders! There’s a new place in town where you can show off your skills in rollerblading, skateboarding, long-boarding, balance biking, and other extreme stunts! ALSO READ: Visit the World’s First ‘Smart Park’ in Dubai You heard that right! The Fujairah Adventure Park has recently opened — the latest addition to many exciting places to… Read more

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