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Today is the longest day of the year in the UAE. With precisely 13 hours and 42 minutes and 43 seconds of daylight, it’s also officially the start of the summer season. According to the National Centre of Meteorology, temperatures are already reaching above 45 degrees in some parts of the UAE this week. From Friday, the length of […]

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, has personally responded to a woman’s complaint about a noisy restaurant in her neighbourhood.  The Sharjah Ruler assured the resident, who voiced her complaint on the radio, that the emirate is a family-friendly place to live in and that she […]

The UAE Cabinet has waived road access fees for heavy vehicles across the country. The decision aims to reduce the cost for operators of development projects in various vital sectors. The cancellation of the day-permit fee will contribute to achieving an estimated savings of 5 per cent in the federal infrastructure development budget. It’s in […]

Did you know that 82 per cent of UAE residents would be keen to use nuclear energy to generate electricity? That’s according to a study by market research firm Nielsen, which showed that the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Programme has the highest acceptance levels across the globe. The research also showed that 91 per cent […]

The UAE will send its first astronaut into space in the next few months. The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre announced that the first astronaut flight to the International Space Station will happen in April 2019. The 10-day flight will take place aboard the Russian Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft and training of the first Emirati astronaut […]


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