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Written by on 12 March 2019

Sharjah Museums Authority, SMA, has welcomed the Sharjah Executive Council’s, SEC’s, decision to exempt the elderly and the People of Determination (people with disabilities) from admission fees at the emirate’s museums. Manal Ataya, Director-General of SMA, commended Sharjah Executive Council resolution, which falls in line with the authority’s mission to increase community members’ ability to […]

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Most used public transport in Dubai revealed

Written by on 3 March 2019

Most used public transport in Dubai revealed: 2018 records show 589 million commuters   Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that the ridership of public transit means in Dubai, comprising the metro, tram, buses and marine transit modes have collectively lifted about 589 million riders in 2018. The figure reflects a notable increase from […]

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February 24 to be a car-free day

Written by on 21 February 2019

As an initiative to make UAE eco-friendly, motorists are urged to use eco-friendly public transport on sunday.Now in it’s 10th edition, the annual Car-free day will stage exhibitions to celebrate the occasion. According to the Dubai Municipality (DM), which introduced the initiative in 2010, the Car-Free Day is aimed at “raising Dubai’s profile among the […]

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UAE to visit space!

Written by on 19 February 2019

The UAE’s first astronaut is set to launch into space this September State-owned news agency Sputnik says that a date for the mission to space has been set for September 25 and that the Emirati astronaut, will blast off for the International Space Station as part of a three-man mission. The astronaut will spend eight […]

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Ramadan likely to fall on May 6 in UAE

Written by on 18 February 2019

The Holy Month of Ramadan is expected to start on May 6, 2019, this year, while fasting hours are to go below 15 hours for the first time in four years, according to an expert in Dubai. Ibrahim Al Jarwan, Astronomy and Metrology Researcher, said that the new moon of the holy month is to […]

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Renew your passport on the spot.

Written by on 14 February 2019

A new 24-hour passport office has been launched at Sharjah International Airport. The office allows UAE nationals to renew their expired passports within minutes. Those who live near the airport can also avail of the services being offered round-the-clock. Individuals can just submit a new passport photo and pay renewal fees then be on their way in […]

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Temperature dips to 1.9°C in UAE

Written by on 13 February 2019

After slight rains over different parts of the UAE yesterday, there is a chill in the air. Residents woke up to a windy, cloudy morning on Wednesday. The minimum temperature recorded on February 13 was 1.9 degree Celsius in Jais Mountain, according to the National Center of Metrology.

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Trains to get around faster!

Written by on 12 February 2019

Have you ever come across a situation where you didn’t have a car, or wanted to take the bus but couldn’t because your destination resides off the bus routes? Yes, it can be tricky to travel between the Emirates sometimes, but look no further as Etihad Rail has unveiled plans for a train track that […]

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Reduction in Dubai traffic fines?

Written by on 11 February 2019

As part of the ‘Year of Tolerance’, Dubai police have announced motorists fines can now be paid at discounted rates if citizens abide by the law. The initiative was launched under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. This […]

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