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BBC Worldwide’s exclusive drama channel BBC First comes to Dubai

BBC Worldwide’s exclusive drama channel BBC First has arrived in Dubai. Launching on February 1, 2016 BBC First, the home of original and British drama, will be available in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) exclusively on OSN. BBC First will be showing the hugely popular and critically acclaimed series such as brand new […]

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Driver Causing Accidents in Dubai To Pay Ambulance Service Fees

Drivers in Dubai beware. Staring from February 28, drivers causing traffic accidents have to pay ambulance services fees. The fee will be charged to the insurance provider of the driver causing a traffic accident. According to the recently passed resolution, a Dh6,770 fee will be charged by Dubai Police and Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services […]

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RTA installed CCTV Cameras in Dubai Taxis

Commuters Beware! The Roads and Transport Authority has installed CCTV cameras in taxis as part of a pilot project to monitor the performance of drivers and for general security. The pilot phase is expected to last a few months and during this period feedback will be taken from drivers and passengers. The RTA is yet […]

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Dubai to buy new metro trains, expand public transport services

Dubai has announced plans to buy more trains for Dubai Metro to keep up with growth in the number of metro users in the lead up to hosting Expo 2020. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is also planning to broaden the metro network to reach 16 new districts of Dubai, while improving the service […]

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Fire and Fireworks: Dubai welcomes New Year with a blaze

Dubai stepped into the year with fire and fireworks. As thousands of Dubai residents and tourists were gathering around Burj Khalifa to view the spectacular fireworks, they were greeted by an blazing inferno as fire erupted at The Address hotel at Downtown Dubai. I'm next to The Address in Dubai where a sudden fire enveloped […]

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Top Places To Eat on New Year in Dubai

Dubai is a foodie heaven. If you love good food with ambiance and sophistication, Dubai has a lot to offer. Are you in Dubai on New Year’s Eve and still undecided about where to spend the night (or next day)? Here is an exhaustive list of tops places to eat in Dubai. Top Places To […]

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Places to watch New Year Fireworks in Dubai

On every new year’s eve, the night sky of Dubai is filled with spectacular, and record breaking, fireworks. If you are in Dubai on new year night, you must not miss this amazing event. Places to watch New Year Fireworks in Dubai Downtown Dubai: Dubai’s prime spot will once again welcome hundreds of thousands of […]

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Experience Yas Waterworld before the year ends

Before 2015 ends, let yourself make the best out of it! Have fun with your family and friends and make happy memories at Yas Waterworld. This futuristic Yas Waterworld spans an area of around 15 football pitches, with 43 rides, slides and attractions. There are two major attractions that you must see are the Pearl […]

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A Guide to Mandatory Medical Insurance Law in Dubai

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has issued a law requiring all Emiratis and Dubai expats, including dependents, to have insurance in place to pay for their emergency and curative healthcare needs. While Emiratis will be handled by a Dubai government-funded scheme, Dubai expats and their dependents will be handled under private health insurance schemes. The law […]

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Dubai taxi fares increased again within 12 months

Dubai taxi fares increased again within 12 months

Dubai taxi fares increased again within 12 months. Taxi commuters will now have to shell out an additional 11 fils per kilometre, while passengers heading from airport will have to pay 21 fils per kilometre. Previously, taxi flag down rate was increased from Dh3 to Dh5 and the minimum fare was raised from Dh10 to […]

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