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Restaurants in Dubai place safety over profits

Written by on 9 March 2021

As the COVID-19 numbers saw a sharp rise across the UAE, the authorities swung into action to tighten the restrictions and control the cases. The UAE has not only been at the forefront of implementing the safety measures but the country’s vaccination drive is also being executed on a war-footing. The UAE’s vaccination administration rate […]

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Gulfood 2021: World’s Largest F&B Extravaganza Concludes in Dubai

Written by on 28 February 2021

Gulfood 2021, the most competitive global sourcing platform and first in-person F&B event in the past 12 months successfully wrapped up on Thursday, February 25th, 2021 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) . The mega event set the tone for a resurgence of worldwide F&B trade, according to exhibitors at the five-day show. The show […]

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60+ Films for AED 20 at Sharjah Annual Film Fest

Written by on 7 November 2020

Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) has announced an expanded programme for the third edition of its annual film festival, Sharjah Film Platform (SFP), which provides a vital platform for emerging and established filmmakers from across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and around the world. The 2020 edition of SFP presents a robust line-up of film screenings […]

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A Truly Immersive Art Experience

Written by on 26 October 2020

Dubai has added yet another imaginative and immersive experience to its long list of out of the world thrills. Welcome to the Theatre of Digital Art (ToDA) in Souk Madina Jumeirah that has been thrown open for the world from this month onwards. This multi-sensory, multi-media immersive exhibition, is the first such art initiative in […]

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Dubai Makes Another World Record

Written by on 24 October 2020

Yet another world record was created in Dubai. This time for the world’s largest fountain, measuring at a whopping 7,327 m² in Palm Jumeriah. The record-breaking fountain named The Palm Fountain was designed with a few tricks including colour and brightness controls. Located at The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah, the waterfront attraction creates a relaxing environment while its water jets […]

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Dubai’s New Mosque is a Sight to Behold

Written by on 13 October 2020

A new mosque has opened with a capacity of 500 worshippers at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). According to a press statement, the Grand Mosque “incorporates tradition by reinterpreting the essence of a traditional mosque design with a contemporary style.” The design was inspired by Islamic architecture and refers to it by reinterpreting the essence […]

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Another First for the UAE

Written by on 7 October 2020

The UAE has become the first country in the world where the number of Covid-19 tests conducted has exceeded its population (among countries with a population of more than one million). The country has conducted 10.32 million tests since the start of the pandemic. Dr Omar Al Hammadi, the official spokesperson for the UAE government, […]

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New COVID-19 Testing Centres in Dubai

Written by on 30 September 2020

Three new COVID-19 testing centres have opened in Dubai. The centres, each with a capacity to carry out 550 tests a day will operate throughout the week, from 11am to 6pm. This takes to five the number of centres dedicated for Covid-19 testing. The public can now get their PCR tests done at the centres […]

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Festive Holidays of 2020

Written by on 11 May 2020

The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources in the UAE announced on Monday that Eid Al Fitr will be marked by days off for public sector employees. The break will be from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3 as per the Islamic calendar. Exact dates will be confirmed closer to the observation based on moon-sighting.

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