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Abu Dhabi Police has added 10 ‘spider’ ambulance motorbikes to its fleet to help speed up emergency medical services.  The new service will provide first-aid assistance until ambulance cars arrive at the site. The fleet will include two sand bikes that will allow officials to reach those in desert areas such as Al Dhafra hill and […]

Thirty chefs at the Kempinski Mall of the Emirates will help make the largest strong of stollen cakes. With the help of over 50 volunteer team members, the annual stollen charity cake sale will start at 10am at the South Galleria. More than 2,200 eggs, 600 kg of flour, 270 kg of raisins and 55 […]

The United Arab Emirates has expressed disappointment over the country’s inclusion in the European Union’s recent list of non-cooperative tax jurisdiction. In a statement, the UAE’s Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance, Younis Haji Al-Khouri, said the country remains committed to maintaining the highest international standards of financial oversight and tax regulation. He said the UAE […]

The UAE Consulate in Los Angeles has urged Emiratis living or travelling to California to follow safety precautions amid the raging wildfires. They have been advised to register for the online “My Presence” service on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s website.  In case of emergencies, citizens have been asked to contact the consulate on […]

The United Arab Emirates has condemned the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. A statement from the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed deep concern over the repercussions of this decision on the stability of the region. They said it inflames the emotions of the people due to […]

A 500-year-old painting believed to be the work of Leonardo da Vinci, which was auctioned for $450 million (around AED 1.6 billion) last month, is heading to the Louvre Abu Dhabi. “Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi is coming to #LouvreAbuDhabi,” the museum said on Twitter. The sale beat the previous record for Pablo Picasso’s “The Women of […]

Dubai residents should dedicate at least one day per year to volunteering. That’s the message from Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, as he launched the new ‘Day for Dubai’ initiative, highlighting the importance of volunteer work in local communities. Sheikh Hamdan […]

Motorists will not be issued parking fines in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers, just days after the authorities rolled out the new payment system. According to Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the grace period is to create awareness among JLT community members about paid parking system and smart payment plans. There are no parking meters in JLT and […]

Emirati parents of children with special needs should be given more financial support. The Federal National Council (FNC) heard how some Emirati families were struggling to pay for their child’s expensive treatment or medical needs. Currently, only families with a father’s income of less than AED 20,000 are eligible for financial support, although exceptions in […]

The UAE Embassy in New Delhi has launched a new mobile application to help its citizens visiting India with travel advice and other consular services. The new system can be accessed both in English and Arabic and offers further advice on visa procedures for Indian nationals visiting the Emirates. The “UAE Embassy in New Delhi” application […]

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