UAE News

Emirates ID to replace UAE residency visa page on passports

Emirates ID to replace UAE residency visa page on passports

13 Apr 2022

As the UAE’s residency visa stickers in passports are replaced with Emirates ID as of April 11, the previous form of stickers will only be available online as a reference for residents.

According to the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security (ICA), the Emiratis ID will be proof for residents as it contains details of residents’ visa status.

Major General Saeed Rakan Al Rashidi, Acting Director-General for Foreigners Affairs and Ports at ICA, said... Read More

Enjoy a Taste of Culture and Heritage with special Ramadan programming in Abu Dhabi

Enjoy a Taste of Culture and Heritage with special Ramadan programming in Abu Dhabi

11 Apr 2022

In celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan, the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has organised a series of exciting events and exhibitions for families and friends of all ages to enjoy. Running throughout April and beyond, the whole community will be able to immerse themselves in a dose of culture and heritage in various locations across Abu Dhabi, as listed below.

Cultural Foundation – Abu Dhabi

General Behaviour by Farah Al Qasimi

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ATM 2022: India remains key source market for GCC’s inbound travel sector

ATM 2022: India remains key source market for GCC’s inbound travel sector

08 Apr 2022

As Indian flight queries for the UAE and Egypt witness a significant uptick, and the country retains its position as Dubai’s biggest source market, India’s tourism sector will be a key focus for delegates, exhibitors and attendees at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2022, which will take place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from Monday 9 to Thursday 12 May.

With India’s travel industry projected to account for 29 million outbound trips per year by 2025, according to analysis from... Read More

DIFC transforms into Open-Air Sculpture Park

DIFC transforms into Open-Air Sculpture Park

08 Apr 2022

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is transforming into an open-air art gallery with the unveiling of DIFC Sculpture Park.

It's open to the public until June 30, 2022, and entry is free of charge.

The move is in support of Dubai’s vision to turn the walls and streets of the emirate into an open art gallery.

The DIFC Sculpture Park’s theme is: Harmony of Different Voices: A celebration of UAE’s 50th year anniversary, which is aimed at supporting local and... Read More

IWC Signature Talk “Being A Pilot” with Lewis Hamilton and Valentino Rossi

IWC Signature Talk “Being A Pilot” with Lewis Hamilton and Valentino Rossi

07 Apr 2022

Throughout the Watches and Wonders exhibition in Geneva, IWC Schaffhausen is hosting a series of three Signature Talks. During the second event, titled “Being a Pilot”, the Swiss luxury watchmaker brought together Seven-Time Formula OneTM World Champion Lewis Hamilton and Nine-Time Grand PrixTM motorcycle racing World Champion Valentino Rossi. Hamilton, a member of the IWC family since 2013 and Rossi, newly joining the IWC family, talked about their careers and lives on the track during a... Read More

UAE residents must prepare for a plastic free lifestyle

UAE residents must prepare for a plastic free lifestyle

07 Apr 2022

UAE Residents must adapt to plastic free healthy lifestyle following ban on single-use plastic bags in Abu Dhabi from June this year. Banning the plastic bags is indeed a great move by the Environment Agency in Abu Dhabi (EAD) to combat climate change. The EAD is also working towards phasing out single-use Styrofoam cups, plates and containers by 2024.

The comprehensive policy has been developed to promote a healthy environment and a sustainable lifestyle for all, and to combat... Read More

Watches and Wonders Geneva 2022 marks the beginning of a new horology era

Watches and Wonders Geneva 2022 marks the beginning of a new horology era

06 Apr 2022

Watches and Wonders Geneva 2022 has exceeded expectations and ended on the highest of notes. At the largest watchmaking summit ever held in Geneva international launches of new watchmaking products demonstrated extraordinary creativity, while a vast digital offering, including panels and keynotes, generated fruitful discussions and hundreds of millions of views on social media. The energy and enthusiasm created by such an event can also be measured by the exceptional response it produced... Read More

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi entities to create a non-fungible token

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi entities to create a non-fungible token

05 Apr 2022

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has become one of the first UAE government entities to create its own Non-Fungible Token (NFT).

During a series of innovative workshops, more than 220 employees collaborated to create the unique NFT digital art, which aimed to reflect DCT Abu Dhabi’s corporate values of being welcoming, pioneering, agile, and collaborative.

Jasim Al Hebsi, Acting Director of the People and Performance Department at DCT Abu Dhabi... Read More

Dubai is ranked the number destination for family vacations

Dubai is ranked the number destination for family vacations

30 Mar 2022

Many travelers are planning family vacations in 2022.  A recent study reports that almost nine out of ten parents expect to travel with their children this year. Family vacations are unique in that they appeal to all ages and usually revolve around locations with favorable weather. Travel insurance comparison site InsureMyTrip has examined relevant travel data for key family vacation categories to rank cities from most to least suitable as potential destinations for family vacations. These... Read More

Sunset Hospitality Group adds ATTIKO to its growing portfolio

Sunset Hospitality Group adds ATTIKO to its growing portfolio

30 Mar 2022

Sunset Hospitality Group (SHG), renowned for creating exceptional hospitality and lifestyle experiences, announces a new concept named ATTIKO, a sleek rooftop, high-energy lounge that will be recognized as the city’s newest happening destination.

An upscale venue boasting the most envied views of the city, ATTIKO is a breathtaking location for sundowners to late-night gatherings where guests can enjoy tasty bites and drinks in a vibrant atmosphere, with live DJs and deep, soulful,... Read More

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