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This is why more women should be taking up jiu jitsu

This is why more women should be taking up jiu jitsu

As the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour returns, we find out how the discipline is more gentle than it seems, and why more girls should take up the national sport of the UAE Billed as one of the …

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Why this is good news for aspiring cricket players

Why this is good news for aspiring cricket players

Young cricket fans will get the chance to polish their game with help from experienced mentors. Announcing the opening of its second term, the Zayed Cricket Academy (ZCA) is calling on boys and girls, aged between four and 18, to …

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VAT-boosted fuel prices mark start of the New Year

VAT-boosted fuel prices mark start of the New Year

The Ministry of Energy has announced that petrol and diesel prices will rise on 1st January 2018. Part of the increase is five per cent Value Added Tax (VAT), which will be added to most goods and services from the …

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Why youth are being targeted to tackle climate change

Why youth are being targeted to tackle climate change

This year’s edition of an annual event aims to highlight the leading role that the next generation will play in countering the negative effects of climate change.   Youth are one of the main focuses of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), taking …

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Cyclists are gearing up for a new race series

Cyclists are gearing up for a new race series

Keen road cyclists of the UAE have a shot at sporting glory as a new competitive race series is set to get the New Year off to a speedy start.   Launched by the UAE Cycling Federation, the two-stage UAE Road …

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It’s time to get creative and think outside the box

It’s time to get creative and think outside the box

As the world gets set to mark International Creativity Month in January, find out how you could get more creative in your life With so many occupations, industries and vocations in the world, the truth is, we can’t all have …

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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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Make a splash at this unique festive family event

Make a splash at this unique festive family event

Yas Waterworld will be celebrating the ending of 2017 with its first festive Jump, Bounce, and Splash event running from 22nd December to 6th January. The event will feature different water games and activities for family and friends. For the …

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Expert advice: How to avoid piling on the pounds at Christmas

Expert advice: How to avoid piling on the pounds at Christmas

As part of our Sunday Series, every week we bring you a new expert advice column to make the most of your life in Abu Dhabi. This week, Chris Wraithmell, head of fitness at Advantage Sports, tells us how you can avoid …

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Winter camps to keep your little ones entertained

Winter camps to keep your little ones entertained

School’s out for the winter holidays – but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep the little ones busy The final bell has rung, the kids have finished lessons until January and now they’re complaining they’re bored. Well, we have the …

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