ABU DHABI // A three-week summer camp is inspiring the next generation of Emirati tourism workers. About 60 Emirati boys and girls aged between 15 and 17 are taking part in the camp, which teaches them about the social, economic and environmental effects of the tourist trade on the emirate. “You are the next generation […]

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DUBAI // Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to come to the UAE during the Eid Al Fitr long weekend, tourism chiefs have said.Concerts, firework displays and a host of family friendly activities will take place during the festival to mark the end of Ramadan.Many expatriates as well as Emiratis are also taking advantage […]

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 ABU DHABI // Lebanese expatriates in the UAE are cancelling planned journeys home due to the political unrest in Beirut. Travel agents are expecting at least 70 per cent of trips to Lebanon to be called off after the south of the capital was rocked by an explosion on Tuesday. The massive blast struck the […]

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UAE malls packed in Eid holiday bonanza

September 2, 2013

DUBAI AND ABU DHABI // Malls over the Eid Al Fitr long weekend were packed with shoppers looking to spend.Sales of top fashion brands increased by more than 50 per cent and jewellery and electronics stores in Dubai and Abu Dhabi’s biggest malls also did brisk business.Hundreds of thousands thronged Dubai shopping destinations such as […]

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New-look Aquaventure waterpark in Dubai promises big thrills

September 2, 2013

DUBAI // A huge extension to the Aquaventure waterpark at Atlantis, The Palm could be open in time for the Eid Al Fitr public holidays.The new-look tourist attraction will include four themed slides and the longest zipline in the Middle East.Park management says it should be a success with residents and tourists, despite the summer […]

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Dubai Creek expands in Dh200m plan

June 12, 2012

Part of Dubai Creek will be made two metres deeper and opened up to hundreds of large dhows and other commercial ships as part of an ambitious Dh200 million development announced yesterday. The new maritime traffic will anchor at a new three-kilometre wharf between Deira Corniche and Palm Deira, and Business Bay Canal will be […]

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Citizenship-revoke case postponed by Abu Dhabi court

May 10, 2012

Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Federal Court of First Instance on Wednesday has adjourned a hearing regarding a lawsuit filed by seven people against the Ministry of Interior for having their citizenships revoked. The hearing will now be held on May 16 as per the Ministry’s request to present documents and formulate a reply to memorandums presented by […]

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I can’t live without him, but he married another woman

May 10, 2012

M.H. (reader wishes to remain anonymous) asks: I knew him as a young girl and we were good friends. I was not interested in him initially. As time passed, he liked another girl and got engaged to her.We were best friends still, but then he started getting more and more attached to me. Once he […]

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Arab revolutions also changed social and intellectual scenes

May 10, 2012

Arab revolutions not only changed the political scene in many countries, they also changed the social and intellectual scenes, bringing in new faces and marginalizing former elites that did not rise to the challenge, panelists at the second session of the Arab Media Forum discussed on Tuesday. Moderator Jamil Azar, Anchor at Al Jazeera Arabic […]

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ATMs and Currency-Exchange Machines in Dubai

April 15, 2012

Cash is the fuel that drives your vacation in Dubai and UAE, and it comes in many different flavors and shapes. The simplest way to obtain local currency abroad is by using an ATM (automated teller machine). The name of the currency in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates is the DIRHAM (AED or Arab […]

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