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Holiday rush at UAE airports: Advisory issued to travellers

The vacation time has set in and the travellers are all set to take off. All three airports in the UAE - Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah - are working hard to ensure seamless travel experience for passengers, yet the last minute rush sometimes adds to unexpected woes. Dubai International (DXB), the world's busiest international airport, will get even busier in the coming weeks with customer numbers anticipated to reach 16 million in July and ... Read More

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New Dubai Landmark to offer stunning views of Dubai

Master developer Nakheel is adding another stunning, landmark attraction to Dubai's recreation and leisure scene with The View at The Palm, a public observation deck towering 240 metres above the world-famous Palm Jumeirah. Accessible from Nakheel Mall, the observatory will offer spectacular, uninterrupted views of The Palm, the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai skyline, and reveal the incredible story behind the making of the island that put Dub... Read More

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Now pay with Indian Rupees at Dubai Duty Free

Starting July 1, all Dubai Duty - Free stores have begun accepting the Indian rupee for financial transactions. The Indian Rupee is the 16th foreign currency to be accepted at Dubai Duty Free. Indian tourists don’t have to convert the Indian rupee while shopping at Dubai duty free airports as the currency is now acceptable at all three terminals of Dubai International Airport and at Al Maktoum Airport Dubai Duty Free has started acc... Read More

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The world’s largest snow park will open in Abu Dhabi

The 125,000 sq ft attraction will emulate an enchanted world spread across distinct zones The world's largest snow play park will open in Abu Dhabi in 2020.  Blizzard’s Bazaar, Snowflake Garden and Flurries’ Mountain are just some of the unique attractions that will welcome visitors at Snow Abu Dhabi, when the attraction opens on Reem Island in late 2020. The snow play park - set to become the world’s largest d... Read More

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Careem to offer free Wi-Fi to all passengers from July

They’re also offering  50 percent discount on two rides to and from DXB airport until July 6… Low on mobile data? Not an issue if you’re a Careem rider, as from next month, all passengers will be able to access free Wi-Fi on every Careem ride you take. No date for the Wi-Fi roll out has been given, but it will be sometime mid-July, according to Careem. To take advantage of the complimentary internet, all you’ll... Read More

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Free UAE visa for select tourists this summer

Tourists travelling to the UAE during the summer won't need to pay visa fees for dependents aged 18 years or below, the Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship has announced. The fee exemption will be applicable between July 15 and September 15 every year and is expected to boost tourist numbers during the off peak season. The exemption was first announced by the UAE Cabinet in September last year. This will be the first year of i... Read More

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Familiarizing with the Local Currency (Dirhams & fils)

Dirhams & Fils   For travellers to Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, some knowledge of the local currency and its denominations is useful. Whether sorting out finances on arrival or haggling for souvenirs in the stores, it pays to make some time ahead of your trip to take note of money matters.   The currency in Dubai is the Arab Emirates Dirhams (AED) or UAE Dirhams. The abbreviation usd is either AED or... Read More

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Driving In Dubai

Dubai has a modern road network and routes are well sign-posted making it quick and easy to navigate the emirate by car. Motorists are expected to abide by strict traffic regulations designed to ensure the safety and convenience of all road users.   Basic Driving Rules   There are numerous speed cameras on the roads and motorways. Fines in the UAE are heavy. Tail-gating, speeding, racing, lane jumping and using... Read More

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Dubai Taxi - Public Transport by RTA

Dubai Taxi services run 24 - hours in the city, and can be easily booked as well by calling any of the following numbers. Kindly note that the colors are for differentiating the operator, however the fare and tariff are standardized. TAXI BOOKING Dubai Taxi (red roof)              04 208 0808 Al Arabia Taxi (green roof)     04 285 5566 City Taxi (white roof) &nb... Read More

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Dubai Water Taxi & ABRA

Water Taxis can be hired from stations below, on an hourly basis, by calling +971 4 208 0808: Al Mamzar, Al Seef, Jebel Ali, Golf Resort, Deira, Old Souk, Creek Park - A, Atlantis, Al Sabkha, Creek Park – B, Mina Seyahi, Baniyas, Al Boom Tourist Village, One & Only Royal Mirage, Dubai Festival City, Al Ghubaiba, One & Only The Palm, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Jumeirah Open Beach, Rixos Hotel, Shindagha, Jumeirah Beach Park, ... Read More