4,044 illegal substances seized in Abu Dhabi
Inspectors at the General Administration of Customs – Abu Dhabi have successfully foiled attempts to smuggle 4,044 illegal substances into the UAE during the first half of 2017. The seized substances included drugs, prescription drugs, tobacco and other contrabands. Read more
Watch out for spectacular Perseid meteor shower this Friday and Saturday
If you want to watch a spectacular celestial event for free this weekend then you are in luck as the annual Perseid meteor shower will pass the skies over earth with as many as 40-50 meteors per hour expected to streak by. And, the good news also is that... Read more
On August 9 you can set a Guinness World Record in Dubai for the longest line of photographs
During the campaign, those who visit Carrefour at Mall of the Emirates or Dubai Festival City Mall and who express who is part of their ‘Greatest Moment’ can become a part of a Guinness World Record attempt for the longest line of photographs. The Greatest Moments campaign, hosted in... Read more
RTA cracks down public transport offences in Dubai
The Public Transport Agency attached to Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched an inspection campaign to spot negative practices amongst public transport riders in general and public bus commuters in particular. “The field teams deployed by the Public Transport Agency have spotted 61 offences during the said... Read more
Boeing delivers first 737 MAX 8 aircraft to flydubai
Boeing and flydubai celebrated the delivery of the budget airline’s first 737 MAX 8, even as the airline becomes the first in the GCC region to operate Boeing’s newest single-aisle airplane. The delivery is the first of 76 737 MAX airplanes flydubai will be adding to its all-Boeing fleet... Read more
How to keep your phone battery from dying
Here are a few hacks to keep your phone battery in optimum condition If you’re going to spend the whole day outside the house, you’re going to want your phone’s battery to last as long as it can. Simply plugging your phone in as soon as you get home... Read more
It’s a bumpy landing as Etihad Airways reports $1.87 billion net loss for 2016
Etihad Airways announced its 2016 financial results today, recording a net loss of $1.87 billion on $8.36 billion in revenues as one-off impairment charges and fuel hedging losses weighed against a solid performance of the core airline. The core airline business achieved steady passenger revenues of $4.9 billion and... Read more
Dubai’s new smart taxi meters can detect if you have boarded or not
Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has begun installing smart meters in taxis in Dubai at a cost of Dh68.8 million. All 10,550 taxis in the emirate will be fitted with the new meters by the end of June 2018. The meters are also equipped with optical sensors to... Read more
Did you know that your Emirates ID can get you through passport control super fast at any airport in Dubai?
When travelling through any airport it’s always great to be able to sail through passport control fast and without being stuck behind loads of fellow passengers in really long queues. Oh bother! With the current summer holidays season in full swing across the UAE and as people travel in... Read more
Dubai Airports wins gold standard for ATC tower facility
Dubai Airports has been awarded gold standard for meeting the requirements of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for the operation and maintenance of existing buildings of the Air Traffic Control (ATC) facility at Dubai World Central (DWC). The facility, which is spread across 19,880 square metres at... Read more