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Abu Dhabi has broken another record

Abu Dhabi has broken another record

      The world’s largest underground reserve of desalinated water has been completed in Abu Dhabi. The Liwa Strategic Water Reserve, overseen by Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority, holds a total of 5.6 billion gallons (app 21.2 billion …

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This newborn has renewed hopes for an endangered species

This newborn has renewed hopes for an endangered species

An endangered species has been given a boost with the arrival of a newborn. A female Arabian tahr has been born at Sir Bani Yas Island, bringing the population at the wildlife reserve to a total of four, consisting of two males …

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No lie: Dua Lipa is making her UAE debut this February

No lie: Dua Lipa is making her UAE debut this February

An international music superstar will be making a headline performance in Abu Dhabi for one night only in February. UK pop singer Dua Lipa will be touching down at Yas Island’s du Forum on 24th February for her first ever …

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These environmental projects are celebrating the UAE’s founder

These environmental projects are celebrating the UAE’s founder

The Year of Zayed is off to a green start with two new nationwide initiatives to protect the biodiversity of the UAE coastline. Over the course of the next year, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment aims to plant …

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Could your small action make a big impact?

Could your small action make a big impact?

An Abu Dhabi community group is asking the public to step up and do their part in the fight to get spiralling stray cat populations under control. Adopt a Cat UAE, founded by Amanda Hyden, is an animal advocacy group that aims …

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Local researchers have made two amazing new discoveries

Local researchers have made two amazing new discoveries

UAE-based naturalists have stumbled upon two butterfly species that were previously not known of in the country. The newly discovered species are believed to have accidentally arrived here through imported ornamental plants from their country of origin. The medium-sized catopsilia …

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These girls are helping to preserve falconry in the UAE

These girls are helping to preserve falconry in the UAE

A programme designed to preserve the country’s longstanding tradition of falconry has proudly introduced what it bills as the first group of female falconers in the world. Female students from different nationalities, aged seven to 13, recently completed a course …

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This innovative system in teaching in a new way

This innovative system in teaching in a new way

Sixth form students at Cranleigh Abu Dhabi are learning the value of money in lesson time with a challenge to test their trading skills. Modelled on the US stock market, the Cranleigh Stock Brokers Cup pits students and teachers head-to-head …

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This is where VAT money will go

This is where VAT money will go

To ensure that the tax money collected will be put to good use, the UAE cabinet is considering allocating 70 percent of VAT revenues to local governments. If deemed viable, the allotted money will be used to aid development projects …

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How art can help boost health awareness to the public

How art can help boost health awareness to the public

A new contest is aiming to raise awareness of lifestyle-related medical conditions by tapping into young people’s creativity. Art for Health has been launched by the Ministry of Health and Prevention in line with UAE Vision 2021, which seeks to build …

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