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Are you going to download Spotify now?

Are you going to download Spotify now?

Music streaming service Spotify is now available in the UAE! After months of speculation, users in the Middle East and North Africa can now stream 40 million songs and more than three billion playlists through Spotify, which has premium and free …

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Careem’s minimum fare reduced to AED 19 in Abu Dhabi

Careem’s minimum fare reduced to AED 19 in Abu Dhabi

Careem, the region’s leading ride-hailing service, has introduced a new Economy car type. With a minimum fare of AED 19, down from AED 40, the company’s most affordable service, its Economy car type, now offers a comfortable ride at a 50 percent minimum fare reduction. …

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7 special ways to save your weekend

7 special ways to save your weekend

We’ve waited all week for it and now it’s here. The weekend is what you make it, so start making plans or spend Saturday night wishing you’d done more.  Thursday 3rd May Head to Louvre Abu Dhabi to see Lebanese hip-hop …

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The UAE is top in the world for humanitarian aid

The UAE is top in the world for humanitarian aid

The country is once again being recognised for its philanthropic efforts in helping countries from different parts of the globe. For the fifth straight year, the UAE has been named as the world’s largest donor of development assistance in proportion …

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This photographer is on an inspiring mission

This photographer is on an inspiring mission

After a trip changed the way he saw animals, photographer Wesam Saka decided to take up photography and use his time behind the lens for a greater cause across the UAE. Staff writer Camille Hogg sits down with him to …

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Etihad is boosting flights to this popular business location

Etihad is boosting flights to this popular business location

The UAE’s flag carrier, Etihad Airways, is set to fly daily to Lagos starting on 1st May. Two Airbus A330 planes featuring 22 business and 240 economy class seats will shuttle passengers between the Nigerian city and Abu Dhabi. Since …

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What is the Special Olympics?

What is the Special Olympics?

Two international sporting events are coming to Abu Dhabi. The Special Olympics MENA Games takes place from 14th-23rd March 2018 and the Special Olympics World Games takes place from the 14th-21st March 2019. So what are the events all about?  The …

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How to start the year with an awesome weekend

How to start the year with an awesome weekend

If there’s not enough reason to celebrate finishing work for the week, it’s the first weekend of 2018, so don’t hide away at home over the next few days. It’s a new year and maybe a new you, so why …

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A local conservation fund is helping protect globally threatened species

A local conservation fund is helping protect globally threatened species

An Abu Dhabi-based philanthropic fund has made a landmark commitment to furthering global conservation goals with two new pledges to protect endangered flora and fauna in countries around the world.  The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund announced its support …

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What does Christmas look like all over the world?

What does Christmas look like all over the world?

The holiday spirit is one and the same, but how do celebrations differ between nations? From advent wreaths to oversized red stockings, mince pies and carols – few occasions celebrated around the world are as festive and colourful as Christmas. …

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