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New campaign to celebrate inspirational community heroes

New campaign to celebrate inspirational community heroes

A new campaign recognising society’s everyday heroes has been launched in the UAE. The Panadol Extra Toughies campaign wants to identify and celebrate individuals who ‘create meaningful moments of selflessness despite tremendous, multi-pain barriers’. Running until 24th October, you can …

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Find out how you can make a difference this month

Find out how you can make a difference this month

The community is being called upon to help break multiple Guinness World Records and raise awareness for cancer prevention. VPS Healthcare is inviting the public to visit Al Hudayriat Island on 20th October to break a number of records, including …

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Can this tennis ace make it two in a row?

Can this tennis ace make it two in a row?

The reigning champion of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship will return to defend his crown this year. Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson is returning to Abu Dhabi to take part in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship at Zayed Sports City from 27th to …

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You have to see these images of the nation’s early cinemas

You have to see these images of the nation’s early cinemas

The UAE’s cinema-going culture will be in focus with the launch of a new photographic exhibition. Running at NYUAD’s Project Space from 21st October to 5th November, Cinemas in the UAE  by Ammar Al Attar will explore the little-seen stories behind the first …

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Why there will be changes in the hospitality industry

Why there will be changes in the hospitality industry

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the launch of a new classification system for hotels in the emirate. The scheme involves the simplification of the infrastructure requirements in rooms and physical resources …

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These individuals are an inspiration to the nation

These individuals are an inspiration to the nation

Athletes with intellectual disabilities are being trained to officiate sporting events ahead of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. The first ever specialist programme of its kind in the region, the Special Olympics Officials Program for Athletes (SOOPA) …

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New research to boost environmental efforts

New research to boost environmental efforts

Data from tagged turtles has helped boost conservation efforts to protect threatened species in the region. The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Emirates Nature-WWF captured and released endangered green turtles off Bu Tinah Island in April. The project …

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Sustainability key focus for schools in the capital

Sustainability key focus for schools in the capital

Cultivating a culture of sustainability in schools is at the heart of a new government organisation’s nationwide competition. Founded by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), the Schools Gardening competition will challenge educational institutions to turn their unused …

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Event launched to support children with speech problems

Event launched to support children with speech problems

According to non-profit US-based organisation The Stuttering Foundation, more than 70 million people around the world stutter. The prevalence of the speech condition is marked each year on 22nd October, a day designated as International Stuttering Awareness Day since 1998. …

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Clever course for kids is coming to the capital

Clever course for kids is coming to the capital

Leadership, problem-solving and learning how to deal with failure are just some of the skills that children and teens can delve into with the launch of a new entrepreneurship course in the capital. Hosted by Kids Finance Initiative, Entrepreneurship with …

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