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Is your next holiday destination social media worthy?

Is your next holiday destination social media worthy?

New data has revealed that a significant number of holidaymakers in the UAE plan their next trip based on social media. The Travel Habits 2.0: Travelling in the Age of Social Media study, completed by insurance company RSA in collaboration …

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Do you have what it takes to run for a good cause

Do you have what it takes to run for a good cause

People in Abu Dhabi can do their part for cancer research with the return of a popular sporting event. Open to people of all abilities, the 22nd edition of the Terry Fox Run will be held in the capital on …

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What you need to know about the amended animal welfare act

What you need to know about the amended animal welfare act

New regulations by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment have been launched to improve the wellbeing of animals in the UAE. A series of amendments have now been added to the 2007 federal laws on animal welfare to ensure …

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How bad is the pollution in the capital? This survey clears the air

How bad is the pollution in the capital? This survey clears the air

A comprehensive new study has examined the main contributors to air pollution in Abu Dhabi. The first-of-its-kind Abu Dhabi Air Emissions Inventory, carried out by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), has identified the location and intensity of every …

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Why peaceful coexistence in the community is the ultimate goal for next year

Why peaceful coexistence in the community is the ultimate goal for next year

The UAE government has declared 2019 as the Year of Tolerance. Highlighting the UAE as a global capital for acceptance and peace, the Year of Tolerance will be an extension of the 2018 theme of Year of Zayed and will …

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Here’s why dining out for the holidays in Abu Dhabi is the best

Here’s why dining out for the holidays in Abu Dhabi is the best

If you want to leave the cooking to the experts and eat out for the holiday, then you’re spoilt for choice with everything from italian classics to international buffets. 24th December Get into the spirit early at Dine and enjoy …

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These wonderful holiday treats are all yours for the taking

These wonderful holiday treats are all yours for the taking

Roast turkey, gravy and all the trimmings: Leave it to the pros to prepare a special holiday meal you can serve at home. Sofitel Abu Dhabi The sumptuous turkey takeaway from Sofitel Abu Dhabi comes with delicious sides like roasted …

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Have you heard about this epic comic book?

Have you heard about this epic comic book?

Regarded as the Middle East’s first psycho-thriller comic book, Wayl follows the tale of Sufyan El-Taher who returns to Amman, Jordan only to find his hometown riddled with crime and corruption. Features writer Ferdinand Godinez chats with its creators to …

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Why you should see this returning historic landmark

Why you should see this returning historic landmark

An Abu Dhabi institution is set to re-launch with a new exhibition that focuses on art, history and heritage. The newly reinstated Cultural Foundation, located within Qasr Al Hosn, will showcase over 100 works from some of the first Emirati …

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This popular shopping mall smashed its way to the record books

This popular shopping mall smashed its way to the record books

Another Guinness World Record has been broken in Abu Dhabi as a tribute to the UAE’s founding father. Marina Mall Abu Dhabi has successfully achieved the record for the number of dominoes toppled in a circular field with its Sheikh …

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