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Is this latest survey talking about you?

Is this latest survey talking about you?

According to a new study, almost half of people in the UAE would like to lose weight this year. A survey carried out by market research firm YouGov MENA found that 48 percent of people would like to shed weight …

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This popular app is helping save sharks

This popular app is helping save sharks

More than 70 million sharks are slaughtered every year to meet the demand for shark based dishes, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). It is with this in mind that the food delivery app Deliveroo has signed …

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What brands are well-loved by people in the UAE?

What brands are well-loved by people in the UAE?

Apple emerged as the brand closest to the hearts of UAE residents, according to a new study that measured the emotional connection between consumers and brands. The Brand Intimacy 2019 Report by marketing agency firm MBLM showed that the company …

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UAE car buyers prefer secondhand over new

UAE car buyers prefer secondhand over new

A survey by classifieds website Dubizzle Motors revealed that 68 percent of drivers are thinking of buying a car this year, with 90 percent opting to go for a used model over a new car. The January poll solicited answers …

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What you need to know about the Special Olympics Torch Run

What you need to know about the Special Olympics Torch Run

Celebrating the arrival of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, the ceremonial Law Enforcement Torch Run will visit all seven emirates of the UAE. The torch will arrive in Abu Dhabi on 28th February on an Etihad Airways …

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A new luxury desert resort has opened

A new luxury desert resort has opened

A luxury hotel chain has opened a new desert retreat in Abu Dhabi. The Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort and Spa, located 40 minutes’ drive from Abu Dhabi in Al Wathba area, features 103 guest rooms and villas, six restaurants, …

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Drones are being used to map out Abu Dhabi

Drones are being used to map out Abu Dhabi

The first phase of an aerial project has been completed using drones to map agricultural areas across the UAE. The initiative, organised by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, collected valuable data for analysis including determining the number and …

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Students are being judged on their reading skills

Students are being judged on their reading skills

Judging is underway for the sixth edition of the Creative Reader Competition, which aims to instil a habit of reading in children. The initiative, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, aims to encourage children to …

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This environmentally-friendly event is returning to the city

This environmentally-friendly event is returning to the city

An annual sporting event that raises awareness about environmental protection will return to Abu Dhabi this weekend. The Green Run, held at Masdar City on 22nd February, will see hundreds of runners  take part in the initiative organised in collaboration with …

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The UAE has introduced new vaping laws

The UAE has introduced new vaping laws

New standards on electronic smoking products in the UAE have been issued, opening the door for legal sale of the devices and liquids. Though owning them has always been perfectly legal, the sale of e-cigarettes, vapes and other electronic smoking equipment was prohibited …

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