Etihad confirms changes to London flight this week due to Heathrow disruption

Take note if you’re flying from Abu Dhabi to Heathrow this week… Etihad Airways’ has confirmed its first flight to be affected by the disruption at Heathrow Airport will be today’s departure to London. Passengers on flight EY26 from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow on Thursday July 14 will take off more than three hours […]

UAE President Sheikh Mohamed sets out his vision for the UAE

The recently appointed president set out his vision and priorities for the future of the UAE… UAE President H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nayhan said that “empowering the people of UAE is nation’s top priority and basis of its future plans,” as he addressed the nation for the first time as UAE President. In […]

New Palm Monorail station to open in August

UAE residents rejoice, it’s about to get a lot easier to get to The Pointe… We love any form of public transportation in Dubai. Not only is it affordable, but it gets you to where you need to be in record time. The Palm Jumeirah Monorail will take you from the tail end of the […]

Watch out for the biggest supermoon of the year tonight

It’s the summer of Supermoons… Keep your eyes on the skies tonight on Wednesday July 13 2022, as come nightfall the biggest and brightest Supermoon of the year will be visible in the UAE. This supermoon is nicknamed the Super Buck Moon, and is it the third supermoon of 2022. The previous supermoon, the Strawberry […]

Where to find the cheapest PCR tests in Dubai

There has been an increase in cases recently… The UAE has seen a dramatic increase in demand for PCR tests of late, mostly due to the high infection rate of the Omicron variant, and due to people returning to schools and work after the Christmas holidays. The price of PCR testing in Dubai is pretty […]

UAE President Sheikh Mohamed to address the nation tonight

The address will be broadcast across the emirates at 6pm GST… UAE President H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will address the nation tonight, state news agency wam reports. The speech to the UAE’s citizens and residents will be broadcast on local TV and radio channels at 6pm GST. As per wam, the broadcast […]

UAE law: A closer look at the UAE’s new drug laws

Relaxed laws for first-time offenders came into effect January 2, 2022… Last year the UAE announced some pretty landmark reforms to long-standing laws. These include the right for unmarried couples to conceive a child outside of wedlock, as long as the child is “acknowledged and will be cared for”. There were changes to cyberfraud laws, […]

Abu Dhabi: Free parking and Darb toll freeze changed to Sunday

What days are now free for parking in Abu Dhabi..? Abu Dhabi’s Department of Municipalities & Transport (DMT — Abu Dhabi) has announced that it will be changing the timings of the weekly free parking and Darb Toll fee concessions, from Friday to Sunday. A move that aligns the emirate’s parking charge model with its […]

When is the next public holiday in the UAE?

It’ll be a while before our next long weekend… If you’re back at your desk after four blissful days off, like us, you’re probably wondering when the next public holiday is in the UAE. So, when is the next UAE public holiday? Under the direction of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the UAE Cabinet announced […]

ITC announce free parking and Darb in Abu Dhabi for Eid Al Adha

Pass Go and proceed directly to free parking… So that you and your family can make the most of the Eid holiday, parking in the capital’s Mawaqif parking bays will be free from Friday, July 8, 2022 until 7.59am on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. Whether you’re spending the long weekend with family, friends or contently […]