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How this historian made her mark in the community

How this historian made her mark in the community

Exploring the UAE’s rich past has been an enduring passion for dedicated historian Dr Jayanti Maitra. Dr Jayanti Maitra started her new life in the UAE just like any other expatriate. Arriving in Abu Dhabi from India in the winter …

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Why there will be changes in the hospitality industry

Why there will be changes in the hospitality industry

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the launch of a new classification system for hotels in the emirate. The scheme involves the simplification of the infrastructure requirements in rooms and physical resources …

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Why you should be excited about this community market

Why you should be excited about this community market

Ripe Market is set to return to the great outdoors in the capital in the coming weeks. From 20th October at Umm Al Emarat Park, Ripe Market will pop up every Saturday from 3pm to 9pm to sell organic fruits and …

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This unique exhibit believes in the healing magic of art

This unique exhibit believes in the healing magic of art

Inpatients at an Abu Dhabi hospital can view original artworks as a new exhibition in celebration of the Year of Zayed has opened. Burjeel Hospital, part of VPS Healthcare, and Etihad Modern Art Gallery collaborated to present Through the Eyes …

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Hurry up and nominate your hero to this new community award

Hurry up and nominate your hero to this new community award

Over 130 nominations have been submitted so far for the city’s first ever community awards as organisers look to reach more people in the community. The inaugural Pride of Abu Dhabi Awards seeks to pay tribute to the individuals, businesses …

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How this initiative will boost animal conservation in the country

How this initiative will boost animal conservation in the country

Students in the UAE are set to learn more about conservation thanks to the launch of a new education initiative. A joint collaboration by the International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) and the Ministry of Education, the initiative will see pupils …

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These sectors will benefit the most from the new federal budget

These sectors will benefit the most from the new federal budget

Education, healthcare and community development will be a key focus in the coming years with the launch of a nationwide multibillion-dirham development plan. Announced by the UAE Cabinet, the 2019-2021 budget pledges AED 180 billion towards developing the sectors of …

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Have your heard about these exciting happenings for next year?

Have your heard about these exciting happenings for next year?

Abu Dhabi is on track for a rip-roaring season of motorsport next year as an international competitive series will make its way to the Middle East for the first time. The Federation International de l’Automobile World Rallycross Championship will roar …

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What you need to know about this upcoming cultural exhibition

What you need to know about this upcoming cultural exhibition

A new exhibition is set to open in the capital showcasing rare pieces from the history of the Arabian Peninsula. The Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia will be open to the public from 9th November to 16th …

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Plastic is the enemy, says this popular mall

Plastic is the enemy, says this popular mall

Encouraging shoppers to be more environmentally friendly, The Mall at World Trade Center  has announced a plastic-free initiative. The Rethink Plastic campaign aims to educate the public on the environmental dangers of disposing plastic bags mindlessly. Mall visitors from 3rd to 6th October …

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