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Why you should see this amazing martial arts event

Why you should see this amazing martial arts event

For the tenth year, jiu-jitsu fighters from around the world will descend on the capital for 13 days of intense mat action. The Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship will take place from 16th to 28th April at the Mubadala Arena …

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What is the Special Olympics?

What is the Special Olympics?

Two international sporting events are coming to Abu Dhabi. The Special Olympics MENA Games takes place from 14th-23rd March 2018 and the Special Olympics World Games takes place from the 14th-21st March 2019. So what are the events all about?  The …

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This is where VAT money will go

This is where VAT money will go

To ensure that the tax money collected will be put to good use, the UAE cabinet is considering allocating 70 percent of VAT revenues to local governments. If deemed viable, the allotted money will be used to aid development projects …

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Why we should celebrate this noble initiative

Why we should celebrate this noble initiative

Humanitarianism, generosity and honouring the man that made the nation are to be the core values for the year ahead as the Year of Zayed gets underway with a number of initiatives and considerable donations for global causes. Recognising the …

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This is why more women should be taking up jiu jitsu

This is why more women should be taking up jiu jitsu

As the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour returns, we find out how the discipline is more gentle than it seems, and why more girls should take up the national sport of the UAE Billed as one of the …

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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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Why gardening is the future of education

Why gardening is the future of education

Agriculture and sustainability are to form the roots of an upcoming national drive as the UAE’s education system takes on a new dimension. The UAE Inculcation Initiative, launched by Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, president …

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The UAE will mark Commemoration Day with a minute of silence

The UAE will mark Commemoration Day with a minute of silence

Expats and Emiratis have been asked to observe this at 11.30am on Thursday, 30th November. An SMS from the Martyrs’ Family Affairs Office calls on the community to stop what they are doing and remember fallen soldiers, as part of #The_UAE_Remembers campaign. …

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How the UAE rose from discord to solidarity

How the UAE rose from discord to solidarity

As we commemorate the UAE’s 46th National Day on 2nd December, find out how the founding father’s determination played a vital role in the final days leading up to the country’s unity In June 1971, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al …

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