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UAE’s oldest Christian site reopens on Sir Bani Yas Island

UAE’s oldest Christian site reopens on Sir Bani Yas Island

Following extensive conservation efforts, the Church and Monastery on Sir Bani Yas Island has reopened to visitors. The first Christian site discovered in the UAE dates to the 7th and 8th centuries CE and has undergone several excavations since the …

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Dates set for Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition

Dates set for Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition

Dates for the 17th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition have been announced. The 2019 showcase, held under the theme of Sustainable Hunting, will take place from 27th to 31st August at Adnec and will feature …

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New archaeological evidence unveiled in Al Ain

New archaeological evidence unveiled in Al Ain

Research conducted at the Hili 2 archaeological site, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Al Ain, has revealed new evidence on social life in the region 3,000 years ago. The research, carried out by the Department of Culture …

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Experience the traditional call to prayer

Experience the traditional call to prayer

The traditional call to prayer returns to Jahili mosque in Al Ain. The historic mosque, which symbolizes traditional architecture and heritage in Abu Dhabi, consists of a single room with an open arcade on the east side that is accessible …

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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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Want to know the amazing history of this ancient artefact?

Want to know the amazing history of this ancient artefact?

History fans can attend a special event to find out more about archaeology in the UAE. Louvre Abu Dhabi will be hosting a lecture by Dr Mark Jonathan Beech, head of archaeology of Al Dhafra and Abu Dhabi in the …

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8 things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend

8 things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend

Just as the excitement of the festive period subsided, the weekend came knocking… via GIPHY We know you’re probably tired from all the merriment so here are 8 chilled ways to spend the weekend, whether you have little ones in …

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10 ways to have an amazing weekend in the capital

10 ways to have an amazing weekend in the capital

Just like that, the weekend is here and there’s not a moment to waste.  With a street festival, al fresco food events and cultural performances to choose from, there’s really no excuse for getting the back-to-work-blues on Sunday. Thursday 6th December  …

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This is how you make the most of winter

This is how you make the most of winter

You don’t need us to tell you that the temperature is dropping. We’re just here to tell you all about the cool activities and events that come hand-in-hand with the season. Winter in Abu Dhabi is a hot topic: when …

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Why you should be excited about this historic fort

Why you should be excited about this historic fort

An important fragment of Abu Dhabi’s past will be in the spotlight as a historic landmark reopens to the public following extensive renovations. Opening on 7th December with a full week of activities, Qasr Al Hosn will host art exhibitions …

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