Hot, humid weather in UAE until Friday

Motorists urged to be cautious on roads due to fog/mist The temperature in UAE will be hot in general, partly cloudy times, with a chance of clouds over some eastern by afternoon, the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) said. Light to moderate winds in general, freshening at times during afternoon, causing blowing dust […]

How Dubai will handle 1m visitors to Burj Khalifa district during Eid

Authorities in Dubai are anticipating over 350,000 people to flock to Downtown Dubai every day during the Eid Al Adha break amounting to approximately 1.05 million visitors during the three-day Eid break. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has charted out a “comprehensive plan” for managing traffic movement, and mass transit modes in the area. […]

Around 1 million people will visit Downtown Dubai over the Eid break…

Sharpen your elbows and expect crowds. Think Dubai malls are busy on your average weekend? Well, wait until you see the crowds that turn up to the city’s mega shopping centres over the Eid weekend (when regional tourists flock in to experience a taste of Dubai, and all Dubai workers have the day off). In fact, Dubai authorities […]

Eida gets new name, responsibilities

The President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has issued Federal Decree No. 3 of 2017 to amend law on the establishment of the Emirates Identity Authority (Eida). According to Article 1 of the decree, the name, Emirates Identity Authority will be replaced with Federal Authority for Identity and Naturalisation (FAIN). READ MORE..

Eid Al Adha festivities across UAE to wow residents, visitors

The UAE is all set to celebrate the joyous occasion of Eid Al Adha. According to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, the private sector will enjoy a three-day break starting from August 31 (Thursday) until September 2 (Saturday) and work will resume on Sunday. The Federal Authority for Human Resources earlier announced that […]

Dubai introduces new medical tests, health card rule

Dubai Municipality (DM) will not undertake medical tests anymore in line with the implementation of the Executive Council Decision number 17 of 2017. In a statement issued on Thursday, DM said: In line with Dubai Municipality’s efforts to achieve the directions of Dubai Government to offer integrated services and in line with the implementation of […]

There is going to be a dry night in Dubai next week

The dry period in Dubai will last for one full day ahead of Eid Al Adha… Authorities in Saudi Arabia have confirmed that the first day of Eid Al Adha will fall on Friday September 1. Yesterday the UAE holidays were declared for the public sector: government officials will be off from Thursday August 31, […]

Dubai neighbourhood among the 10 coolest in the world

The travel website Lonely Planet asked their experts to rank their favourite neighbourhoods, and Business Bay in Dubai has been included as one of the coolest places to hangout. The new Dubai Canal and boardwalk, the area’s close proximity to Downtown Dubai and the Burj Khalifa, together with some of the best hotels and restaurants […]

How Dubai became a global destination for trade shows

Fifty years ago Dubai was barely on the map but today it is one of the most prosperous and popular cities in the world. Its growth has been swift and continues to climb, but while the assumption is that the emirate’s renowned wealth and prestige is founded on the region’s vast oil and gas reserves, […]

Weather: UAE's hottest days to be over soon?

After days of blistering heat and highs hovering around 50 degrees Celsius, the next few days might bring some relief as temperatures are expected to drop somewhat. Weather forecasters have said that mercury levels may decline “slightly” on Wednesday through Friday this week, and there will be a higher chance of clouds on Thursday. READ […]