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Be part of the Dubai World Cup action at The Meydan Hotel

Be part of the Dubai World Cup action at The Meydan Hotel

The eyes of the world turn to Meydan on 30th March as the Dubai World Cup race meeting gets underway. One of the richest race meetings on the planet is famous for its stunning horses, talented sportsmen and dramatic action. …

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Emirati pop star Balqees is performing the first ladies-only concert

Emirati pop star Balqees is performing the first ladies-only concert

As she prepares to take the stage for the UAE’s first ever ladies-only concert at Yas Waterworld on 21st March, Emirati pop star Balqees Fathi talks to us about women empowerment, overcoming social anxiety and representing Arabs around the world  You come from a family …

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The UAE is one of the world’s happiest nations

The UAE is one of the world’s happiest nations

The UAE ranked eighth on the Positivity Index of Nations Report, outperforming the US, France and Australia. The nation achieved its position by focusing on future generations, empowering youth, building their capabilities and preparing them for the future. The country’s …

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T10 cricket is coming to the capital

T10 cricket is coming to the capital

Zayed Cricket Stadium will be the new home for T10 cricket for the next five years. Abu Dhabi Cricket, in partnership with Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, has singed a deal …

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A new UAE rain study is focusing on fog

A new UAE rain study is focusing on fog

An initiative led by a UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science awardee will study local fog and clouds to potentially enhance rainfall in the country. The airborne radiosonde operation by Giles Harrison, professor of atmospheric physics at the Department …

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A new exhibition celebrates people of determination

A new exhibition celebrates people of determination

Six internationally renowned artists have teamed up to present public artworks to celebrate people of determination. The artworks were commissioned by Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 and will form part of a permanent exhibition in the newly named …

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This teacher wants kids to conquer their fears

This teacher wants kids to conquer their fears

“No worry is too big or too small.” That was the key message as Abu Dhabi World joined Liam Kelly to help the teacher conquer his childhood fear of rollercoasters. Hosted at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the event was the second in …

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Local drivers are burning rubber on Yas Island

Local drivers are burning rubber on Yas Island

An upcoming international motorsports event is getting a local twist with the hosting of the Emirates Drift Championship Invitational Cup. Taking place during the FIA World Rallycross Championship on 5th and 6th April, the one-off event will feature drivers from …

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A new luxury desert resort has opened

A new luxury desert resort has opened

A luxury hotel chain has opened a new desert retreat in Abu Dhabi. The Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort and Spa, located 40 minutes’ drive from Abu Dhabi in Al Wathba area, features 103 guest rooms and villas, six restaurants, …

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Drones are being used to map out Abu Dhabi

Drones are being used to map out Abu Dhabi

The first phase of an aerial project has been completed using drones to map agricultural areas across the UAE. The initiative, organised by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, collected valuable data for analysis including determining the number and …

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