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This public sector holiday has just been announced

This public sector holiday has just been announced

A long weekend is coming up soon – if you work in the UAE’s public sector. The country’s Cabinet has announced a day off for all government workers, to mark the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday (PBUH). Federal offices and ministries will shut on …

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These homegrown athletes are the latest toast of the town

These homegrown athletes are the latest toast of the town

Athletes from the UAE have shown that they pull no punches when it comes to martial arts by ranking first place in a recent international jiu-jitsu competition held in Abu Dhabi. The annual World Youth Jiu-Jitsu Championship is a key …

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This is what the future looks like for education here

This is what the future looks like for education here

With a number of national drives announced in the past year, we take a look at how they might affect education in the UAE Knowledge is power, so the adage goes – and it’s never truer than when applied to …

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This is where VAT money will go

This is where VAT money will go

To ensure that the tax money collected will be put to good use, the UAE cabinet is considering allocating 70 percent of VAT revenues to local governments. If deemed viable, the allotted money will be used to aid development projects …

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How VAT will make water and energy charges shoot up

How VAT will make water and energy charges shoot up

As residents brace for the upcoming introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT), it was recently revealed that home utilities will be subject to extra charges as well. As of 1st January, water and electricity bills across the country will carry …

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Is this the best news this year for drivers?

Is this the best news this year for drivers?

It’s good news for drivers as the cost of traffic fines have been reduced by 50 percent. HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced that fines incurred before December 2017 would be subject to the reduced rate with the …

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It’s been ten amazing years of Abu Dhabi World – here’s to more

It’s been ten amazing years of Abu Dhabi World – here’s to more

We’re celebrating our ten-year anniversary! Find out about some of our fondest memories and best moments, and celebrate with a slew of prizes When Abu Dhabi World launched its first edition on 27th November, 2008 – with none other than …

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What is the UAE doing to meet the challenge of climate change?

What is the UAE doing to meet the challenge of climate change?

Investing in the UAE’s renewable energy potential is a top priority for future climate action plans on a national level, according to an announcement made at a global environmental conference. Speaking at the 23rd session of the Conference of the …

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You need to see which golfers are coming to the capital

You need to see which golfers are coming to the capital

Top golfers from around the world will be coming to the capital once again next year. The returning HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship presented by EGA has unveiled seven stellar names for the next edition of the annual tournament. Players …

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The end of the year just got even more exciting

The end of the year just got even more exciting

Two new events have been added to the emirate’s jam-packed season of entertainment to celebrate the end of the year. The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi recently announced dates for the inaugural Dar Al Zain 2017 and …

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