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Want to be part of a record-breaking event?

Want to be part of a record-breaking event?

You could be part of the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson as the event returns to Abu Dhabi on 21st July. For the fifth year, Yas Waterworld is hosting the event in a bid to raise awareness about the importance of …

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The creative new exhibition bringing people together

The creative new exhibition bringing people together

Inclusion through art is at the heart of a new creative festival launching at a Saadiyat Island resort throughout the summer. Launched by community group Goals UAE, E11 Art is an immersive creative experience that is set to bring exhibitions, …

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Massive changes are coming to the UAE’s visa system

Massive changes are coming to the UAE’s visa system

The UAE’s Cabinet has announced sweeping reforms to visas across the seven emirates. The announcement on Wednesday (13th June) is set to boost the economy and lower costs for the private sector, with an affordable new insurance scheme for workers to replace bank …

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Disability inclusion is especially important in the summer

Disability inclusion is especially important in the summer

Integration, empowerment and providing support for parents of children with disabilities during the summer are the goals of an upcoming event launched by a local inclusion organisation. Founded by the SEDRA Foundation, a group that advocates for inclusion in Abu …

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This young team needs your support – find out why

This young team needs your support – find out why

A girls’ football team is seeking the support of the community as they prepare for an international fixture. Abu Dhabi Thistle FC’s U15 girls’ squad will be heading to Sweden in July to participate in a global tournament that will …

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How is the UAE protecting marine wildlife?

How is the UAE protecting marine wildlife?

A new initiative has been launched to improve conservation and sustainability of sharks in the UAE. Announced ahead of Shark Awareness Day on 14th July, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has unveiled the National Plan of Action for …

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Is going out about to get cheaper?

Is going out about to get cheaper?

The city’s tourism industry is poised for a big push – thanks to a new law that will see reductions in taxes in the near future. According to the latest proposal by the Abu Dhabi Executive Committee, tourism fees will …

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Eid holidays for private and public sector announced

Eid holidays for private and public sector announced

Eid Al Fitr is traditionally a three-day festival after Ramadan to mark the end of fasting, but where you work depends on how much time off you could have. If you work in the private sector: The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation says …

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Public sector holidays announced for Eid

Public sector holidays announced for Eid

Government workers will enjoy a long weekend for Eid The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources has announced on social media that Eid Al Fitr holidays in the UAE will begin from Thursday (14th June), the 29th day of Ramadan. Of …

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Plastic is not so fantastic at this supermarket

Plastic is not so fantastic at this supermarket

A local supermarket has pledged to slash its plastic usage with the launch of a new campaign to get shoppers thinking more eco-consciously. From 16th June, branches of Waitrose across the capital will begin charging for plastic shopping bags in …

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