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Roads around Abu Dhabi’s Madinat Zayed area will be temporarily closed on Wednesday as the fourth edition of the Abu Dhabi Tour cycle race gets under way. The five-stage race starts on the outskirts of the capital and will move to Yas Island and surrounding areas on Thursday. On Friday, the peleton will ride through the […]

Most drug smuggling attempts in Dubai were detected at the airport last year. That’s according to Dubai Customs who’ve released data listing the number of attempts foiled last year. In all, officers made 1,628 seizures out which the lion’s share of 859 were by the Department of Passenger Operations at the airport. This was followed […]

The first phase of the new Maliha road has been opened to traffic. With an estimated cost of AED184 million, the 41-kilometre extension of Sheikh Khalifa Road is part of the wider federal road network, which is aimed at improving traffic efficiency. The project will pass through the borders of Sharjah, Al Bataeh and Maliha. […]

More than 3,000 people have attended the funeral of a 14-year-old girl in Al Ain, after they heard her parents couldn’t be there because they were badly injured. Thousands of residents went to the Hamoudah bin Ali Mosque on Tuesday to offer their prayers for Dana Al Jarrar, who lost her life in a car […]

The demand for a second passport has increased by 27 per cent in the UAE. That’s according to a study by Citizenship Invest, a firm that specialises in legally obtaining second nationalities. The study show that the demand is mainly driven by high net worth families residing in the UAE. Veronica Cotdemiey, CEO of Citizenship […]

The new Sharjah Waterfront City will not affect rush hour traffic, despite estimations that it will increase population in the area. The development, located near the Hamriya Freezone, will be available for freehold to Arab nationals and leasehold for 100 years to other nationalities. Despite 60,000 residents being expected to move in, developers are optimistic […]

Civil Defence officials in Ajman are urging motorists to conduct regular vehicle checks after a car went up in flames near a school complex in the Al Jarf area early Tuesday. Firefighters rushed to the scene following an emergency call at 8am and were able to douse the fire in record time.  No one was injured […]

Dubai’s Academic City Road has been renamed Zayed bin Hamdan Road. The name change has been ordered by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. It’s in recognition of the contributions made by His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, who […]

VAT inspectors in Abu Dhabi have shut down 15 businesses over illegal price manipulation. It’s reported that the businesses used VAT as an excuse to increase their prices. The Department of Economic Development (DED) conducted over 3,500 inspections across Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra in January. They also issued 85 tickets to establishments that […]

The second instalment of a campaign aimed at inspiring conversations around ethical online behaviour has been launched by UAE telecom provider Du. Titled If it were your pain, would you share it?, the initiative aims to highlight the harmful nature of sharing posts about accidents, bullying and pranks on social media. The PostWisely campaign follows […]

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