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This stunning landmark will open to the public

This stunning landmark will open to the public

The Presidential Palace will open to the public for tours for the first time next week.  Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE armed forces, tweeted the announcement that …

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More big names are coming to the capital

More big names are coming to the capital

More celebrity guests have confirmed their attendance at the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. Special Olympics’ global ambassadors Nicole Scherzinger, Olympic athlete Bob Beamon, Olympic medalist swimmer Alain Bernard, Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, snowboarder Hannah Teter and …

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You don’t want to miss this free event this weekend

You don’t want to miss this free event this weekend

Families can celebrate a nationwide fitness initiative in the capital this weekend.  On 7th March, UAE National Sports Day will be celebrated at Zayed Cricket Stadium with a host of events and activities for people of all ages. Visitors can …

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Special Olympics to engage fans through tech

Special Olympics to engage fans through tech

Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 viewers will be able to watch the action in a new and exciting way. The Local Organising Committee for the event has partnered with digital creative studio CreatorUp to present the action through …

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Why you’ll be paying more for fuel in March

Why you’ll be paying more for fuel in March

After months of dropping, the fuel price committee has announced costs are rising again. From 1st March (Friday), here’s what we’ll pay at the pumps (prices are per litre and include VAT): Super 98 up to AED 2.04, from AED 1.95 …

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This rare species has been spotted in the wild

This rare species has been spotted in the wild

Experts have logged a rare sighting of a local animal that’s not been spotted in the emirate for more than three decades. The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) recorded the sighting of the Arabian caracal at Jebel Hafeet National …

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Why it’s now safer on UAE roads this year

Why it’s now safer on UAE roads this year

The number of motoring fatalities in Abu Dhabi decreased significantly in 2018 compared to the previous year. According to Abu Dhabi Police, traffic fatalities in the capital during 2018 dropped 25.125 percent from 199 to 149, while the number of …

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How you can play your part in the Special Olympics

How you can play your part in the Special Olympics

As Abu Dhabi prepares to host one of the world’s biggest sporting spectacles, organisers are calling on the community to cheer on the athletes. The Fans in the Stands (FITS) initiative encourages everyone from private organisations and corporations to schools, …

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Do you have the skills for this new competition?

Do you have the skills for this new competition?

A new competition open to experienced and amateur artists has been announced by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. The Illustrators and Art Corner Competition will coincide with the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair taking place from …

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New chapter for young readers in the capital

New chapter for young readers in the capital

Inspiring young people to fall in love with reading is a key element of an upcoming initiative. As part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi’s (DCT Abu Dhabi) National Reading Month, taking place throughout March, a …

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