Author: Ferdinand Godinez

How this local bird species rose from brink of extinction

How this local bird species rose from brink of extinction

A native species of bird has been declared as no longer endangered thanks to the long-term efforts of a local conservation group. Announced at the Abu Dhabi Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX), the Houbara Bustard has been downgraded to vulnerable …

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How much do you really know about capital dolphins?

How much do you really know about capital dolphins?

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has announced that the local population of Indian Ocean humpback dolphins is the largest in the world. The agency’s Dolphin Survey, which has tracked 5,592km of Abu Dhabi coastline over the past few years, revealed …

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How the UAE’s new lunar calendar merges the old with the modern

How the UAE’s new lunar calendar merges the old with the modern

Following years of intensive research, the UAE has unveiled a new lunar calendar to coincide with the Islamic New Year. Announced by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, the unified Hijri calendar of 1439 is the result of three years of …

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Social community group extends hand to disabled youngsters

Social community group extends hand to disabled youngsters

  A local organisation is aiming to raise awareness of the emotional needs of children and teenagers with disabilities with the launch of a weekly club. Social Circle, founded by special needs teacher Michael Hilton, was established to help young adults connect …

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Feeling tired? Treat yourself like royalty with these relaxing spa treatments

Feeling tired? Treat yourself like royalty with these relaxing spa treatments

Let’s face it: We all need a bit of rest and relaxation every now and then. These spa treatments are a definitive way to spoil yourself and melt away stress The Ultimate Royal Retreat   The concept of chi, after …

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How an upcoming convention can help the UAE’s space ambitions

How an upcoming convention can help the UAE’s space ambitions

Representatives from the UAE Space Agency are scheduled to visit Australia for a major event to be attended by key international players. The 68th International Astronautical Congress, taking place from 25th to 29th September at the Adelaide Convention Centre, will see …

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New mobile player in UAE market makes presence felt

New mobile player in UAE market makes presence felt

Mobile users in the capital now have the option to take more control over their phone usage. Virgin Mobile has launched in the UAE under the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC, offering phone users a unique and user-friendly approach to …

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Regional competition for special needs athletes gears up

Regional competition for special needs athletes gears up

Hundreds of special needs athletes are expected to converge in Abu Dhabi next year to compete on what will serve as a preview of a much bigger sporting event set to take place in 2019. From 17th to 22nd March …

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How this bird species is putting the spotlight on local biodiversity

How this bird species is putting the spotlight on local biodiversity

A species of bird thought to be a rare visitor to our skies has been found to be breeding in the Abu Dhabi desert, according to the findings of a new study. Reported in a paper in Sandgrouse, a journal …

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This new exhibit highlights the Hajj’s rich history and evolution

This new exhibit highlights the Hajj’s rich history and evolution

  In Islam, the Hajj pilgrimage is a special religious duty where worshippers flock to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia to perform the ultimate form of worship through rituals and prayers. Now, a new exhibition titled Hajj: …

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