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Who’s performing at the Special Olympics opening ceremony?

Who’s performing at the Special Olympics opening ceremony?

International musicians will perform for the crowd at the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne will take to the stage alongside ‘Despacito’ singer Luis Fonsi, British DJ Paul Oakenfold, Egyptian …

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UAE takes gold in first Special Olympics event

UAE takes gold in first Special Olympics event

Team UAE has secured a gold and silver medal to kick-start the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. Micah Hambleton secured first place for the nation in Division 1 of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Triathlon …

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Which professionals have the worst reputations in the UAE?

Which professionals have the worst reputations in the UAE?

UAE residents have named real estate agents and financial advisors among the professions with the worst reputation in the country.  The Middle East Investment Panorama Report, carried out by consultancy firm Insight Discovery in partnership with YouGov MENA, compiled interviews …

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Can you make this ten-day voyage?

Can you make this ten-day voyage?

A ten-day desert journey will pay tribute to an ancient tradition by the country’s early settlers.  The Taghrooda Voyage will see a group of UAE-based expats embark on a gruelling 190km camel journey from Baniyas East in Abu Dhabi to …

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How this sports competition is all about inclusion

How this sports competition is all about inclusion

In an effort to promote inclusion among youngsters, an education institute has launched a new sports tournament for students across the country.  The Determination Cup, hosted by GEMS Education, will see over 7,000 students compete individually and as part of …

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You need to hear this…

You need to hear this…

One-third of UAE residents have never had their hearing checked, according to a new survey.  The study, carried out by MED-EL Medical Electronics to mark World Hearing Day, revealed that 53 percent of residents have undergone hearing tests in the …

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Modern schools get a massive boost

Modern schools get a massive boost

The local education system is in for a major upgrade after it was announced that the government would allocate AED 1.5 billion to build new batches of Emirati model schools. UAE vice president and prime minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al …

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More time off for private sector workers?

More time off for private sector workers?

Good news for workers. It seems the UAE Cabinet has decided to grant the public and private sector equal holidays for 2019-2020. A tweet from the UAE government’s official communications officer says: “The UAE Cabinet approves public holidays for the …

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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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