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Be prepared for these public holidays in 2019

Be prepared for these public holidays in 2019

Time to update your calendar and start planning for 2019. Nothing says ‘new year’ like a new diary and we have the key dates to fill yours with. From occasions for reflection to times of celebration, we need to know when …

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Registration is now open for this community sporting event

Registration is now open for this community sporting event

Registration is now open for one of the emirate’s most popular sporting events taking place next month. Now in its ninth edition, the Daman Challenge TriYas, taking place on 15th February at Yas Marina Circuit, is open to athletes of …

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Super-speedy wifi comes to Abu Dhabi

Super-speedy wifi comes to Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi International Airport is now home to one of the world’s fastest airport wifi services. Super-Fi was recently introduced across the airport’s terminals, increasing internet speeds to a maximum of 200 mbps per user. The service is free to …

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Digital literacy is becoming a priority among youth

Digital literacy is becoming a priority among youth

Learning skills for the future and empowering youth are on the agenda following a landmark grant from a technology giant for an Abu Dhabi Government organisation. Launched earlier this year, Maharat min Google, run by Google MENA, is an Arabic-language …

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Year of Zayed paves way for tolerance

Year of Zayed paves way for tolerance

“No matter how many buildings, foundations, schools and hospitals we build, or how many bridges we raise, all these are material entities. The real spirit behind progress is the human spirit, the able man with his intellect and capabilities.” These …

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Abu Dhabi’s bus system has been revamped

Abu Dhabi’s bus system has been revamped

Abu Dhabi’s Department of Transport has implemented changes to the public bus system.  Part of the new scheme is the Express Bus with fewer stops to make it easier for commuters to reach their destination. Likewise, two new buses – 011 …

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What you need to know about new job classification scheme

What you need to know about new job classification scheme

Job titles across the country could soon be set to change as a result of a newly introduced professional classification scheme. Launched by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) to bring occupations in line with international standards, the …

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Have you heard about these really awesome deals?

Have you heard about these really awesome deals?

Everyone loves a good bargain, but even more so at such an expensive time of year. Following the festive season, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi launched a six-week shopping bonanza called Retail Abu Dhabi (RAD) with …

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Here’s what you’ll pay at the pumps in January

Here’s what you’ll pay at the pumps in January

Good news for drivers to take into 2019 – fuel prices in the UAE have fallen again. The country’s Fuel Price Committee announced costs at the pump for January and all prices have dropped by between 12 and 19 percent. We …

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Worrying health trend on the rise in the capital

Worrying health trend on the rise in the capital

New research has cautioned that the prevalence of diabetes in the region could double in the next few decades.  The Diabesity – Impact on the MENA Region report, by Colliers International, revealed that the Middle East is on course to …

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