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A helping hand for students

A helping hand for students

School will soon be in session for students in South Waziristan, Pakistan thanks to a helping hand from the UAE. The UAE Project to Assist Pakistan (PAP) announced the completion of the first-ever model school in the area of Wana …

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A magical milestone  for children’s charity

A magical milestone for children’s charity

Working with Abu Dhabi police to solve crime; becoming a princess for a day; meeting WWE hero John Cena. These are just a few of the wishes granted to children with life-threatening illnesses in the capital. The national branch of …

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Hawksbill heroes

Hawksbill heroes

Abu Dhabi Week spoke with Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi’s resident marine biologist, Arabella Willing, about Saadiyat Island’s role in bringing the Hawksbill turtle population back from the brink of extinction Green and Hawksbill turtles are two of the seven species …

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New club finding its range in Al Ain

New club finding its range in Al Ain

From the glens of Sherwood Forest to the garden city of Al Ain, the folkloric sport of archery is gaining steady ground. And Al Ain’s first ever archery club is just the beginning. Created by Al Ain residents Matt Wood …

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Yas making waves with a world record

Yas making waves with a world record

It boasts the world’s longest suspended roller-coaster and largest artificial ‘sheet’ wave for surfers, and now Yas Waterworld can boast another world record – the world’s largest swimming lesson. The lesson, which took place on 18th June, featured a pool …

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Arabian Oryx get big US boost

Arabian Oryx get big US boost

Conservation efforts to boost the Arabian Oryx population in the UAE received new legs – literally – this week, after help from the United States. The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi’s Arabian Oryx Breeding Programme took possession of 40 new …

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Al Dhafra Festival in full swing

Al Dhafra Festival in full swing

Competitors and their camels are busy vying for a chance to snap up some of the colossal prizes on offer at the Al Dhafra Festival, a celebration of traditional bedouin culture and history that’s taking place in the Western Region …

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Tsonga set to serve  up thrills on Kids Day

Tsonga set to serve up thrills on Kids Day

Youngsters looking to have a ball in the capital and meet their tennis heroes will be able to head down to the specially designated ‘Kids Day’ at the annual Mubadala World Tennis Championship. Hosted on day one of the tournament, …

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Animal sanctuary hoping to make a difference

Animal sanctuary hoping to make a difference

  Rescued and abandoned animals looking for a new home have found a safe refugee here in the capital. The Al Bahya Animal Sanctuary, which is located on a local Emirati-owned farm in Al Bahia, currently has a menagerie of …

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Gambia gets helping hand from UAE’s Red Crescent

Gambia gets helping hand from UAE’s Red Crescent

  Children in Gambia have received a helping hand from The UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA). The local organisation helped distribute 15,000 items of clothing to underprivileged children in the West African country. The humanitarian act is part of an …

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