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Why UAE oceans are ranked the best in the GCC

Why UAE oceans are ranked the best in the GCC

The nation is a regional leader in terms of its overall marine environment health, according to the results of a global study. The Ocean Health Index scored the UAE 77 points out of a possible 100 for 2017, ranking it …

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Is this new tech the key to improving your game?

Abu Dhabi World‘s Colin Armstrong gives golf a go… Kind of Okay, I have a confession to make: I’ve never really played golf before – at least not the kind that didn’t involve putting a ball through elaborate obstacles with …

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What is cloud seeding and how is it being used in the UAE?

What is cloud seeding and how is it being used in the UAE?

The UAE is moving at the forefront of weather modification science in an attempt to counter its arid climate and water shortage issues On 9th March 2016, the UAE experienced 287 millimetres of rain across Al Ain and Dubai. It …

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Check out this exciting new leisure destination opening next year

Check out this exciting new leisure destination opening next year

Catering to the community, a new beachfront development is set to rise on the Corniche.  Scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2018, A’L BAHAR will cover 80,000 sqm and will feature dining outlets, basketball and beach volleyball courts, …

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A local conservation fund is helping protect globally threatened species

A local conservation fund is helping protect globally threatened species

An Abu Dhabi-based philanthropic fund has made a landmark commitment to furthering global conservation goals with two new pledges to protect endangered flora and fauna in countries around the world.  The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund announced its support …

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Why youth are being targeted to tackle climate change

Why youth are being targeted to tackle climate change

This year’s edition of an annual event aims to highlight the leading role that the next generation will play in countering the negative effects of climate change.   Youth are one of the main focuses of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), taking …

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Cyclists are gearing up for a new race series

Cyclists are gearing up for a new race series

Keen road cyclists of the UAE have a shot at sporting glory as a new competitive race series is set to get the New Year off to a speedy start.   Launched by the UAE Cycling Federation, the two-stage UAE Road …

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The UAE is one of the world’s most generous countries

The UAE is one of the world’s most generous countries

The UAE’s humanitarian efforts have been recognised, giving the country another reason to celebrate as 2017 comes to a close. According to data from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the UAE was the world’s largest aid donor in 2016, …

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How VAT will make water and energy charges shoot up

How VAT will make water and energy charges shoot up

As residents brace for the upcoming introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT), it was recently revealed that home utilities will be subject to extra charges as well. As of 1st January, water and electricity bills across the country will carry …

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Want to save on rent? Why these areas might be a good fit

Want to save on rent? Why these areas might be a good fit

Decreasing property prices, particularly in the rental market, has been a trend in 2017, and it’s expected to continue heading into the new year. This is the latest data from property search portal Propertyfinder in its trends report covering Q2 …

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