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Authorities in Abu Dhabi are still conducting a study to determine whether or not to change the speed limit on major roads in the city. The capital’s police force said they’re working closely with strategic partners to study new speed limits. There have been reports that the buffer which allows motorists to drive 20kph faster […]

Dubai Frame will be closed for visitors until 1 pm on Tuesday.  According to officials, the temporary closure at Dubai’s newest attraction is for “a private function”. We would like to inform you that the Dubai Frame will be closed on Tuesday 20th for a private function, and will resume welcoming all visitors after 1 […]

Arsenal and Emirates Airline have extended their shirt sponsorship deal for another five years. The words ‘Fly Emirates’ will continue to feature on the shirts and kit of all Arsenal teams until the end of the 2023-24 season. The new deal is said to be worth more than AED 1 billion. 

Operators of sea vessels are being warned to take heed of dangerously high waves off the Arabian Gulf. The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) said fresh northwesterly winds will make the seas rough during the early hours of Tuesday. The weather bureau also warned motorists of poor visibility owing to rising dust and heavy winds, urging […]

The UAE Embassy in Khartoum has launched a new initiative to provide clothes to orphans, widows, and students in Sudan. The drive aims to distribute clothes to 6,000 people from various areas of Khartoum, including the East Nile, Hatab, Geely and South Khartoum. The UAE’s founding leader, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, […]

More high net worth residents in the UAE are opting for a second passport. A new report from Citizenship Invest has found that the demand for fast-track second passport programmes in the country has increased by 27 per cent. It revealed that political and economic instability in the Middle East are the two main drivers […]

UAE leaders welcomed a member of the Qatari royal family, who has repeatedly called for a drastic overhaul of his country’s foreign policy, in Abu Dhabi.  His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said the emirates was a “second home” […]

The second instalment of a campaign aimed at inspiring conversations around ethical online behaviour has been launched by du. Named ‘if it were your pain, would you share it?’, the initiative aims to highlight the harmful nature of sharing posts of things like accidents, bullying and pranks on social media. The PostWisely campaign follows research […]

Over 60 per cent of students in the UAE did not know what bullying meant, and its full impact. That’s according to a survey conducted by Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC). It found that the foundation’s anti-bullying programme helped significantly raised awareness on bullying. In fact, its first phase benefitted nearly 1,000 students, teachers, and parents.

Dubai is taking steps to maximise the economic impact of raw data.  Smart Dubai have joined hands with the Supreme Legislation Committee to launch a new set of policies aimed at making it easier for government departments to access and use data. According to the recent Dubai Data Economic Impact report, sharing of open data […]

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