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Breakthrough law promises to curb road deaths

Breakthrough law promises to curb road deaths

Road accidents are one of the leading causes of deaths in the UAE, so a new law could help curb figures once and for all. The new regulations that will soon be implemented state that all adults and children travelling …

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Jump for joy: the UAE now has a council dedicated to happiness

Jump for joy: the UAE now has a council dedicated to happiness

We’ve got a Minister of State for Happiness and even a Traffic Happiness Patrol, but now the UAE is taking the lead to maintain good cheer on a world stage. The UAE has recently launched the World Happiness Council to …

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How this powerful poet is carrying on a legacy

How this powerful poet is carrying on a legacy

“The only way to change narratives and move forward and shatter misconceptions is through art; it’s the most powerful way to do it.” These are the words from award-winning spoken word artist Afra Atiq, who was recently presented the Gulf …

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Awareness campaign focuses on unmanned aerial vehicles

Awareness campaign focuses on unmanned aerial vehicles

In an effort to increase awareness about the rules and regulations of owning and flying drones, the Ministry of Interior has launched the You Are Responsible campaign. As part of the year-long initiative, messages will be spread across social media …

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Pioneering sport competition supports workers in the community

Pioneering sport competition supports workers in the community

A capital fitness initiative is aiming to make sport more accessible for all and bring people together with a series of competitions. The Abu Dhabi Workforce Games, hosted by Abu Dhabi Sports Council and recreational sports company DUPLAYS, returns for its …

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Al Ain youth offered professional football opportunities

Al Ain youth offered professional football opportunities

Young footballers in the Garden City will now be able to learn to play like the best at a new football training academy. Based on the Manchester City Academy programme, City Football School offers coaching sessions for children aged three …

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Surging conservation efforts could save the sea cow

Surging conservation efforts could save the sea cow

Well-known to the pearl fisherman of the UAE and the aboriginals of Australia, dugongs are an essential part of marine life in the Gulf and beyond. However, listed as a vulnerable species, their long-term survival requires international cooperation and communication. …

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New online service offers flexibility for mobile users

New online service offers flexibility for mobile users

Etisalat has introduced a Create Your Number service to allow post-paid customers to create customised phone numbers. To access this, you can go online rather than visiting an Etisalat office. This new service was designed to meet consumer’s needs as Etisalat’s research showed that …

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Innovative safety competition encourages youth action

Innovative safety competition encourages youth action

Encouraging youth to take road safety into their own hands, the SAAED Traffic Systems company has launched a contest just for them. Targeting those aged 15 to 35 living in the UAE and across the GCC, the #InventWithUs contest hopes …

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Could you share a great story to help a sick child in the UAE?

Could you share a great story to help a sick child in the UAE?

The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi is asking you to share your favourite books with others in the spirit of the Year of Giving. The retail destination has partnered with Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan Al Nahyan’s charity Wanna Read? to …

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