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Get set fur the heat

Get set fur the heat

Animal welfare groups are urging residents to help our furry friends in the super-hot summer heat. Animal Action Abu Dhabi (AAAD), a charity to home unwanted and stray animals, pleaded with the public to exercise caution when walking dogs particularly. …

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Brazil boost

Brazil boost

Etihad Airways will increase its Abu Dhabi-Sao Paulo service from three flights per week to a daily schedule from 1st August this year. The national carrier launched flights to Sao Paulo, its first destination in South America, earlier this month. …

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Workers to get an upgrade

Workers to get an upgrade

More than AED 20 billion has been invested in 23 workers ‘cities’ to improve the living conditions for 385,000 workers across the emirate. The cities will be in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain industrial zones, on 21 plots of land. …

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Inspired spa manager tackles ‘Kili’ to help Sudanese women

Inspired spa manager tackles ‘Kili’ to help Sudanese women

She normally scales dead skin cells at work, but next month, Natasha Enriquez is scaling Kilimanjaro for women in need. The Abu Dhabi-based spa manager is climbing Kilimanjaro to raise money for global charity Women for Women International with her …

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Capital helps falcon numbers to increase

Capital helps falcon numbers to increase

Abu Dhabi has commandeered efforts to restore the endangered falcon species, releasing 93 of the carnivores into Kazakhstan’s wilderness. The Sheikh Zayed Falcon Release Programme (SZFRP) was founded by the late HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nayhan, to preserve …

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Abu Dhabi powers into the Seychelles

Abu Dhabi powers into the Seychelles

Abu Dhabi has given the Republic of Seychelles a gusty gift. Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Energy and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) launched an eight-turbine wind farm in the Republic of Seychelles this week. The six-megawatt Port Victoria wind …

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Trust in media ‘highest’ in UAE

Trust in media ‘highest’ in UAE

The UAE’s residents trust their news-media more than other nation tested in a recent international survey. The eight-nation study, conducted by Northwestern University in Qatar, ranked the UAE the highest, according to percentage of trust in their media outlets, compared …

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Campaign targets Far East market

Campaign targets Far East market

Abu Dhabi is hoping to snag some of the Asian tourist market with a promotional campaign. Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is taking a promotional tour to Japan and Korea to showcase Abu Dhabi as a conference destination. The …

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Babies to get boost against deadly virus

Babies to get boost against deadly virus

Vaccinations for the potentially deadly Rotavirus are to be given free-of-charge to Abu Dhabi babies. The Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) have just announced the inclusion of the Rotavirus vaccine into the National Immunisation Programme (NIP) for infants aged two …

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City rallies for cancer girl

City rallies for cancer girl

A year-long fund-raising campaign launched to save the life of a critically-ill girl came to an end this week when a grand total of AED 900,000 was raised. Abu Dhabi-based Filipina Sarah-Jean Masinas suffers from Acute Myleoid Leukaemia (AML) and …

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