UAE
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
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
Ain Dubai giant wheel rim passes halfway stage of assembly
Meraas has achieved a significant milestone in the construction of its engineering marvel Ain Dubai, the world’s largest and tallest observation wheel, following the installation of five out of the eight wheel rim sections. The wheel rim is one of the most striking features of Ain Dubai and is... Read more
You can now use your Nol card to pay for stuff at 1,000 retail outlets across Dubai
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a new Nol cards’ payment service that can be availed of at more than 1,000 retail outlets across Dubai to pay for groceries, snacks and drinks. The Nol cards’ payment service has been launched in partnership with Mercury Payments Services (Network... Read more
Etisalat and du offer UAE senior citizens discounted telecom packages
The UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), in cooperation with Etisalat and du, has launched special data and calls’ packages for UAE senior citizens, which include 50% discount on Etisalat’s data packages and customer service facilities as well as up to 50% discounts on du’s postpaid packages and 100% additional... Read more
Dubai Police to deploy the world’s first driverless security patrol on streets
Dubai Police has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Singapore start-up OTSAW Digital to deploy an autonomous outdoor security robot, O-R3, on the streets of the emirate by the end of 2017 as part of the Smart Dubai initiative. Dubai will be the first city in the world... Read more
Malls in Dubai and Northern Emirates offer mega cash prizes and lots of live entertainment for Eid Al Fitr
With the start of the Eid Al Fitr festivities across the UAE today (June 25, 2017), Majid Al Futtaim’s malls in the country are making the festivities unforgettable for visitors with big shopping deals, live entertainment, traditional celebrations and large giveaways. The malls’ Eid festivities continue from June 25... Read more