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Tennis fans treated to a smashing spectacle

Tennis fans treated to a smashing spectacle

Novak Djokovic made tennis history in Abu Dhabi by becoming the first player to win three Mubadala World Tennis Championship titles, the Serbian seeing off Spain’s David Ferrer 7-5, 6-2 at Zayed Sports City. Two matches on Saturday rounded out …

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‘Green’ learning centre  up for worldwide award

‘Green’ learning centre up for worldwide award

The capital’s environmentally friendly, ‘green’ credentials received a huge boost after the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre was named a finalist in a global architectural awards competition. The centre, which is to be part of the planned Al Ain Zoo …

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Dhafra Festival an ‘historic’ success

Dhafra Festival an ‘historic’ success

Dromedaries and dirhams took centre stage as the seventh edition of the Al Dhafra Festival came to a close earlier this week. The festival, which is organised by the Cultural Programs and Heritage Festival Committee – Abu Dhabi, is put …

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Star set to swing into city

Star set to swing into city

With the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship teeing off this month, we sat down with world No. 11 Luke Donald to find out just why this competition is quickly becoming so popular on the golfing circuit. Welcome back to the …

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Family fun on Yas!

Family fun on Yas!

More than a thousand people enjoyed Yas Marina’s Splash@Yas family fun day recently – both on and off the water. The main attraction was the chance to try a variety of water sports, with local specialist Watercooled offering taster sessions …

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Djokovic aims  for a hat-trick

Djokovic aims for a hat-trick

Reigning champion Novak Djokovic returns to Abu Dhabi this week with plans to secure an unprecedented third Mubadala World Tennis Championship title. Victory at Zayed Sports City would see the Serbian take home the trophy for a third consecutive year …

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Learning to lead

Learning to lead

Abu Dhabi teachers brushed up on their skills in the classroom, when taking part in a special three-day leadership programme organised by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC). As part of the Reyada comprehensive professional development programme, ADEC hosted the …

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Old tankers to be denied entry

Old tankers to be denied entry

Abu Dhabi will refuse old oil tankers entry to their ports from the beginning of next year, to guarantee smooth sailing when it comes to the health and safety of the capital’s shores. The Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) will …

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Health drive for obese youngsters

Health drive for obese youngsters

The battle of the bulge is moving into the capital’s schools, with the announcement of a new pilot project being launched by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – the School Health Education Project. To begin later this month, UNICEF’s …

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On the buses!

Residents and guests visiting Abu Dhabi will soon be able to ‘hop on, hop off’ public buses with the launch of a new automated fare collection system. The Department of Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi announced the initiative, which is …

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