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Airbnb is now available in Arabic

Airbnb is now available in Arabic

Airbnb will now be available in Arabic to accommodate its growing community across the Middle East and North Africa.  The company announced that more than 70,000 listings will be accessible in Arabic via its local website, iOS and Android apps. …

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Abu Dhabi Awards is now open for nominations

Abu Dhabi Awards is now open for nominations

The hunt for exemplary members of the community is on. Now in its tenth edition, the Abu Dhabi Awards is accepting nominations for its next batch of heroes who have made a positive impact in society. Citizens and residents are …

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The community celebrates Zayed Humanitarian Day

The community celebrates Zayed Humanitarian Day

The 15th anniversary of the death of the UAE’s founder, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan – also known as Zayed Humanitarian Day – was recently commemorated with a series of activities throughout the emirate that reflected his compassion and …

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Meet Sadeeq, the capital’s best buddy

Meet Sadeeq, the capital’s best buddy

Abu Dhabi is now home to a customised Buddy Bear that’s spreading a message of tolerance and peace. The colourful, life-sized fiberglass bear popped up in Abu Dhabi Mall with support from the German Embassy Abu Dhabi as part of …

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Public sector to have week off for Eid al Fitr

Public sector to have week off for Eid al Fitr

The UAE Cabinet has announced public sector holidays for the upcoming Eid break. Government workers will get five days off, beginning Sunday, 2nd June, and ending Thursday, 6th June. Following the directives of HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed al Nahyan, …

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Private sector workers start holiday on this date

Private sector workers start holiday on this date

Workers in the private sector will get four days off for the Eid al Fitr holiday. The news comes shortly after the UAE Cabinet confirmed that government employees are being granted a five-day holiday. The break for private firms begins …

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Khaleeji music in the spotlight for new concert series

Khaleeji music in the spotlight for new concert series

A new year-long series has been announced to celebrate Khaleeji music. Announced by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, the new series, called Hala BilKhaleej, will feature a diverse line-up of performers, DJs and bands from across …

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Manchester City brings kids’ summer camp to capital

Manchester City brings kids’ summer camp to capital

In celebration of its treble-winning trophy season, Manchester City Football Club has announced it will be hosting a series of summer training sessions in Abu Dhabi. As part of the City Football Schools programme, the indoor sessions will kick off …

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Experience the traditional call to prayer

Experience the traditional call to prayer

The traditional call to prayer returns to Jahili mosque in Al Ain. The historic mosque, which symbolizes traditional architecture and heritage in Abu Dhabi, consists of a single room with an open arcade on the east side that is accessible …

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