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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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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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Why this amazing piece of heritage needs safeguarding

Why this amazing piece of heritage needs safeguarding

Action has been taken to help preserve another piece of the UAE’s unique culture for generations to come. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added the traditional performing art of Al-Azi to the list of Intangible …

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This new medical centre will boost cancer treatment here

This new medical centre will boost cancer treatment here

Work is underway on a unique medical centre that will be a first for the region. HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, chief patron of the Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Humanitarian and Scientific Foundation, has laid the …

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Did you know a new type of bird has been spotted in the UAE?

Did you know a new type of bird has been spotted in the UAE?

A previously unsighted owl species has been spotted in the UAE. The Emirates Wildlife Society – World Wide Fund for Nature (EWS-WWF) announced the discovery following an owl survey in the Hajar Mountains in the country’s Eastern Region. Named the …

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How this local bird species rose from brink of extinction

How this local bird species rose from brink of extinction

A native species of bird has been declared as no longer endangered thanks to the long-term efforts of a local conservation group. Announced at the Abu Dhabi Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX), the Houbara Bustard has been downgraded to vulnerable …

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