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The UAE is one of the world’s happiest nations

The UAE is one of the world’s happiest nations

The UAE ranked eighth on the Positivity Index of Nations Report, outperforming the US, France and Australia. The nation achieved its position by focusing on future generations, empowering youth, building their capabilities and preparing them for the future. The country’s …

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T10 cricket is coming to the capital

T10 cricket is coming to the capital

Zayed Cricket Stadium will be the new home for T10 cricket for the next five years. Abu Dhabi Cricket, in partnership with Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, has singed a deal …

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A new UAE rain study is focusing on fog

A new UAE rain study is focusing on fog

An initiative led by a UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science awardee will study local fog and clouds to potentially enhance rainfall in the country. The airborne radiosonde operation by Giles Harrison, professor of atmospheric physics at the Department …

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What’s been happening at the Special Olympics?

What’s been happening at the Special Olympics?

The Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 is well underway and here’s what’s been going on so far.  More than 7,500 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 200 nations took part in the opening ceremony at Zayed Sports City on Thursday …

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Local drivers are burning rubber on Yas Island

Local drivers are burning rubber on Yas Island

An upcoming international motorsports event is getting a local twist with the hosting of the Emirates Drift Championship Invitational Cup. Taking place during the FIA World Rallycross Championship on 5th and 6th April, the one-off event will feature drivers from …

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Who’s performing at the Special Olympics opening ceremony?

Who’s performing at the Special Olympics opening ceremony?

International musicians will perform for the crowd at the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne will take to the stage alongside ‘Despacito’ singer Luis Fonsi, British DJ Paul Oakenfold, Egyptian …

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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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Awesome father and son tackle a triathlon every day

Awesome father and son tackle a triathlon every day

Seven triathlons, across seven emirates, in seven days. That’s the arduous goal for a dedicated father and son fitness team. Nick Watson and his son Rio, 15, are no strangers to working up a sweat. The Watsons – better known as …

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