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Things To Do This Weekend
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It's the weekend before Eid Al Adha and we're all gearing up for our holiday! Hit The Ripe Pop-Up Market for some handmade goodies that your family will love or bag a bargain with the Concept Big Brands sale! Here’s our roundup of what's on


Emirates To Flatter Its Minor Customers
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Emirates is introducing a new range of toys to entertain its little guests. The new list includes top favourites: Lewis the Lion, Peek U the Panda, Ernie the Penguin, and Savanna the Elephant. The new toys will be on board all flights and


6 Days of Free Parking During Eid
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For the celebration of Eid Al Adha, there will be six days of free parking. From Sunday 19 August until Friday, 24 August, all public car parks will be free during the period, except for the multi-level parking terminals.


Eid Al Adha Private Sector Holidays Announced
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The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has just announced the private sector holidays for next week. Eid Al Adha will see that private sector employees will have Monday (20 August) - Wednesday (22 August) off for the celebration


Emirates Launches Discounted Tickets To Over 70 Destinations
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Emirates has announced special fares to over 70 global destinations for a limited time only on bookings made by 20 August for travel between 1 September and 31 March next year. Offers include, Economy Class seats to Beirut


This Popular Metro Station Is Getting A New Name
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Bound to cause some confusion on your travels, the Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) Metro station has a new name! The station will be renamed Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) Metro station from 1 September.


Watch The Perseid Meteor Shower In Dubai From Tonight
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The Perseid Meteor Shower will be visible from tonight until tomorrow (12 - 13 August) During its peak, there are likely to be between 50-100 meteors per hour, making the annual August Perseid Meteor Shower a highlight in the Northern Hemisphere.


Eid Al Adha Holidays Announced
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Public sector employees in the UAE will get a week-long holiday this Eid Al Adha, as announced by the UAE government. The holiday will begin on Sunday, 19 August and work will resume on Sunday, 26 August. So in effect, the public sector


10 Things That Only Happen In Dubai
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Dubai does not do anything by halves and pushing the envelope is just part of everyday life. If you’ve lived in the region for a while, it’s perfectly natural to start taking some of its elaborate features for granted. In all honesty


A Mural In Honour Of The Late Sheikh Zayed Has Been Unveiled
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Yesterday marked the 52nd anniversary of the start of Sheikh Zayed’s rule over Abu Dhabi. The founding father of the UAE assumed his role as leader of Abu Dhabi on 6 August, 1966 - making the date a very special one for residents and nationals alike


Do Not Post These Things On Social Media
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Social media can be a wonderful way of keeping up-to-date with friends and family all over the world. But, we’ve all heard the stories of what happens when the platforms are used wrongly. There are laws of social media use in the UAE


Cooler Days Are On Their Way Soon
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With temperature touching the high 40s, summer is taking its toll on everybody. However, the clock is ticking on hot and humid days as UAE astrologers have brought good news, predicting that the end of the super hot season is less than three weeks


New System To Reduce Waiting Time For A Taxi
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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced its plans to launch a smart time management system at exhibitions, conferences and malls to reduce the times commuters spend in long queues waiting for taxis.


A 74% Increase In Tourists From This Country In The First 6 Months Of This Year
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Russian tourists in the first half of this year increased by a staggerring 74% compared to last year which went towards Dubai's first half tourism numbers of 8.1 million international overnight tourists from January to June, representing


Skywards Members Can Now Earn Points With flydubai
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As of today, Emirates Skywards is flydubai’s official loyalty programme. Passengers can now earn points when they travel in the form of Skywards Miles and Tier Miles when travelling on either Emirates and flydubai. Members of flydubai’s


Al Habtoor Group's Hotels Are Undergoing Some Big Changes
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Earlier this month, it was announced that The St. Regis, W Dubai Habtoor City and The Westin Dubai at Al Habtoor City will no longer be operated by Marriott. As today is the end of the contract between Marriott and Al Habtoor Group


VAT Refund For Tourists
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Tourists who are planning to visit the UAE later this year can get the 5% tax paid on their shopping refunded at the airport. The UAE Cabinet has announced its plan to implement the value added tax (VAT) refund system for tourists.


fly Dubai Flights Will Take Off From Terminal 3
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In its latest stratgic move, fly Dubai, the low-cost airline, has announced its plan to move the operating base of 10 flights from Terminal 2 to Terminal 3 from 2 December this year. The desitnations affected are fly Dubai’s flights


Review: Azure Beach
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Are you dreaming to being transported to Bali, sipping a drink overlooking azure waters in a laid back setting? If yes, then the newly opened Azure Beach


Flights Delayed As Thick Fog Covers The City
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At least 50 flights at Dubai International airport are delayed on Thursday morning. Thick fog in Dubai on Thursday morning has


Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Visits Dubai Tour
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Dubai Tour started this week and has taken over Dubai roads as cyclists give it their all in this huge competition. The Tour was granted a special visit


New Smart Gates At DXB
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Next time you’re travelling, skip the line, and be sure to use the brand new smart gates now at arrivals in Dubai International Airport.


flydubai Is Offering FREE Tickets For Children
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Did someone say free? That’s right! With flydubai airlines you’ll be able to get a ticket for your children without any extra expense.


More routes and more choices with Emirates and flydubai!
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Emirates and flydubai are currently offering customers a huge expanse of travel opportunities with codeshare flights in 2018


Dubai Airports Traffic Experiences an Upward Trend
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Dubai International Airport continues to experience an increase of travelers reaching 7 million in recent months.


Extended ‘My Emirates Pass’ Programme!
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An Emirates Airlines boarding pass can get you farther than just past your gate!

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