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This Emirati athlete is ready to lock and roll

This Emirati athlete is ready to lock and roll

She may be one of the UAE’s top female jiu-jitsu players, but 17-year-old Mahra Al Hanaei doesn’t let that go to her head. As she prepares for the Abu Dhabi leg of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour …

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8 things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend

8 things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend

Just as the excitement of the festive period subsided, the weekend came knocking… via GIPHY We know you’re probably tired from all the merriment so here are 8 chilled ways to spend the weekend, whether you have little ones in …

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Be prepared for these public holidays in 2019

Be prepared for these public holidays in 2019

Time to update your calendar and start planning for 2019. Nothing says ‘new year’ like a new diary and we have the key dates to fill yours with. From occasions for reflection to times of celebration, we need to know when …

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Registration is now open for this community sporting event

Registration is now open for this community sporting event

Registration is now open for one of the emirate’s most popular sporting events taking place next month. Now in its ninth edition, the Daman Challenge TriYas, taking place on 15th February at Yas Marina Circuit, is open to athletes of …

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Super-speedy wifi comes to Abu Dhabi

Super-speedy wifi comes to Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi International Airport is now home to one of the world’s fastest airport wifi services. Super-Fi was recently introduced across the airport’s terminals, increasing internet speeds to a maximum of 200 mbps per user. The service is free to …

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Digital literacy is becoming a priority among youth

Digital literacy is becoming a priority among youth

Learning skills for the future and empowering youth are on the agenda following a landmark grant from a technology giant for an Abu Dhabi Government organisation. Launched earlier this year, Maharat min Google, run by Google MENA, is an Arabic-language …

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Year of Zayed paves way for tolerance

Year of Zayed paves way for tolerance

“No matter how many buildings, foundations, schools and hospitals we build, or how many bridges we raise, all these are material entities. The real spirit behind progress is the human spirit, the able man with his intellect and capabilities.” These …

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Abu Dhabi’s bus system has been revamped

Abu Dhabi’s bus system has been revamped

Abu Dhabi’s Department of Transport has implemented changes to the public bus system.  Part of the new scheme is the Express Bus with fewer stops to make it easier for commuters to reach their destination. Likewise, two new buses – 011 …

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What you need to know about new job classification scheme

What you need to know about new job classification scheme

Job titles across the country could soon be set to change as a result of a newly introduced professional classification scheme. Launched by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) to bring occupations in line with international standards, the …

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Want to learn more about Emirati heritage?

Want to learn more about Emirati heritage?

Celebrating local and international culture and heritage, the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival is back to preserve traditions and values. Dedicated areas showcase various aspects of culture from historic monuments to local crafts. The festival runs until 26th January in Al …

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