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His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has voiced concern over the negative effects of the US recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. During a meeting with representatives of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) in Abu […]

Dubai has achieved a new milestone in its efforts to reduce carbon emissions. The city has been certified by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a leading global network of cities committed to tackling climate change and protecting the planet. Dubai reduced more than 23 tons of carbon emissions per capita in 2016, compared to […]

Ambulance services across the UAE received a record number of calls during this year’s National Day celebrations. Emergency care providers received more than 1,000 calls over the four-day public holiday, with nearly 800 requiring emergency resources. The volume of calls was close to 50 per cent higher than an average typical day and almost 30 […]

The bridge extending from Al Khail Road to the Financial Center Road will be opened for traffic by early January. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) say the project will ease the flow of traffic by raising the capacity of the road to 4500 vehicles per hour during peaking hours. The bridge, which starts from […]

A UAE cultural performance has been added to UNESCO’s safeguard list. The traditional Emirati performance art of Al-Azi is now part of the list of ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding’. The decision was taken during meeting being held on Jeju Island in South Korea. Al-Azi, a performance that reflects the UAE culture and Emirati […]

Dubai Police personnel will get training on the art of filmmaking at the ongoing Dubai International Film Festival. The two entities have signed an MoU aimed at strengthening the police’s coordination with the media industry. Police in the emirate have relied heavily on video footage and short films to convey their latest innovations and achievements […]

Health authorities have confirmed that the UAE is free of a pain killer that is being rumoured to contain a deadly virus. The Ministry of Health and Prevention say that Paracetamol Hasco B500, a pain reliever for children, has not been officially imported into the country. They’ve also warned residents not to circulate unverified news […]

The Air Wing of Abu Dhabi Police provided emergency assistance at a number of accident locations during the recent National Day holidays. Members of the air ambulance rescued a man who was injured in a crash between two vehicles in Al-Khazna area, and assisted a woman involved in an accident in Swehain. They also evacuated […]

Pamper your dogs but don’t forget to keep the city clean! That’s the main message of a cleanliness campaign by Dubai Municipality, reminding people to act responsibly while walking their dogs on the streets. Residents are being urged to clean up after their pets and are reminded to dispose the waste in designated areas only. Dog owners […]

75 bird hunting devices have been confiscated in Fujairah in a clampdown on the poaching of the Curlew species. The devices were being used by hunters to imitate the sounds of the birds to entice them to come together in large numbers to areas where they had placed traps. Inspections were launched by Fujairah Municipality […]

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