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Should expats be excited about the new visa ruling?

Should expats be excited about the new visa ruling?

Ground-breaking changes to the visa system in the UAE have been announced that will allow some residents to make the country a long-term home. HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE, announced …

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Should you allow children to do martial arts?

Should you allow children to do martial arts?

We’re protective of our children, there’s no doubt about that, but would learning karate, judo or jiu-jitsu harm your child or assist in their development? Okay, we know what you’re thinking: children and fighting can’t be a good mix. But …

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How to deal with noisy construction work

How to deal with noisy construction work

Our resident property expert Alan Kaye, director of business development at District Real Estate, gives his advice on purchasing off-plan property and dealing with noisy construction work Q: We are considering buying an apartment in an off-plan project in Dubai. …

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How Abu Dhabi will help save the world from disaster

How Abu Dhabi will help save the world from disaster

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a five-year grant to experts in the UAE and US to research rising sea levels. The $2.1m funding (approximately AED 7.7m) will help scientists to understand the forces behind sea level changes and …

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How is the UAE inspiring young people to love the environment?

How is the UAE inspiring young people to love the environment?

An Abu Dhabi teen is calling on more young people to take action for the environment as the future custodians of our world. Alongside teammates Varun Velavan, Ayan Deep Hazra and Akash Hegde, 17-year-old Nisarg Shah from Abu Dhabi Indian …

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Sustainability is the key focus for this education centre

Sustainability is the key focus for this education centre

The award-winning Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre is leading the way in sustainability, while sharing its heritage with future generations “What the Eiffel Tower is to Paris, the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre is to Al Ain and Abu Dhabi,” …

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Why is plastic the biggest threat to our planet?

Why is plastic the biggest threat to our planet?

According to environmental group Plastic Oceans, more than eight million tons of plastic are dumped in our seas every year. With this in mind, the UAE has vowed to tackle the use of plastic products with the launch of a …

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This timely environment project will save unique species

This timely environment project will save unique species

One of the capital’s key biodiversity areas will be getting an environmental boost with the launch of the third phase of a sustainability initiative. As part of its Al Wathba Wetland Reserve Habitat Rehabilitation Programme, the Environment Agency – Abu …

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These are the people fighting for animal rights here

These are the people fighting for animal rights here

Volunteers recently conducted a mobile clinic on Lulu Island to improve the welfare of the resident stray cats. Led by Animal Welfare Abu Dhabi (AWAD), a team of three qualified veterinarians and 10 volunteers worked to administer vital medical treatment, …

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Save the date for the opening of this amazing theme park

Save the date for the opening of this amazing theme park

The world’s largest indoor theme park is set to open its doors in Abu Dhabi this summer. Warner Bros World has been the hottest topic in the emirate and now we can reveal that the park will open its doors …

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