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Mubadala and Ipic to merge after resolution from Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

Published On: 
Thu, 30/06/2016 - 09:17

The US$135 billion merger of Mubadala Development Company and International Petroleum Investment Company (Ipic) is set to increase the diversification of the Abu Dhabi economy and reduce costs.

The Abu Dhabi Government is merging the two investment titans amid a spate of consolidation across the emirate.

Abu Dhabi paid parking and public transport timings to change for Ramadan

Published On: 
Tue, 07/06/2016 - 08:46

ABU DHABI // Times for paid parking and public transport in Abu Dhabi will change for Ramadan.
Motorists will be spared Mawaqif parking fees around mosques during taraweeh prayers.
Paid parking times during the holy month will be split into two periods — from 9am until 2pm, and 9pm until 2.30am, according to the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport.

Abu Dhabi imposes municipality fee on hotel stays

Published On: 
Tue, 12/04/2016 - 10:37

New fees on hotel stays in Abu Dhabi could raise hundreds of millions of dirhams in revenue for municipal authorities.

A new decree will impose a 4 per cent municipality fee on hotel bills and a Dh15 charge per night per room, according to a report in Al Ittihad. The fees will be collected by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA) and added to the government budget of the Department of Municipal Affairs.

Abu Dhabi hotels charge all guests and customers a city tax of 6 per cent and a 10 per cent service charge.

Buying Home Insurance in Abu Dhabi

A home is an investment that needs to be protected. Unlike health or car insurance, it is not legally required to buy home insurance in Abu Dhabi but it is highly recommended by economic experts. Insurance companies have also gone out of their way to ensure this important cover is affordable and to bring awareness of the same to homeowners. Despite the security and regulations in the city, home insurance will ensure that if the unthinkable happened, you will not be set back financially in setting up your life again.

New Year’s Eve on Al Maryah Island

Published On: 
Thu, 31/12/2015 - 12:27

Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi’s business and lifestyle destination, will once again play host to a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration this year.

The costs of residential painting in Abu Dhabi -

Are you starting to feel like something is missing in your home? Are you considering investing in some new furniture or even moving to a new place in Abu Dhabi? Before you go through all that trouble and spend large amounts of money on new things, have a look at your walls. Your walls are probably some shade of white and despite any decor you may have on the walls, the dullness of the walls is starting to affect you.

Free parking in Abu Dhabi for National Day holidays

Published On: 
Tue, 01/12/2015 - 10:53

Parking in the capital will be free from Tuesday to Friday during the National Day holidays.

On its Twitter account, Mawaqif said: “Dear followers, parking is free of charge during the official public holiday from Tuesday Dec 1 to Friday Dec 4, 2015 #AbuDhabi.”

Mubadala World Tennis Championship | MWTC | 2016

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Start Date: 
Thursday, December 31, 2015
End Date: 
Saturday, January 2, 2016

The eighth edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) brings together six of the world’s top men’s players in a three day competition.

The two first players include the fourteen-time major champion Rafael Nadal alongside superstar newcomer Milos Raonic.
More players will be revealed throughout the month of October, so stay tuned!

Taste of Abu Dhabi | 2015

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Start Date: 
Thursday, November 5, 2015
End Date: 
Saturday, November 7, 2015

Taste of Abu Dhabi is the capitals favourite food, drink and music festival. The festival will be a food-lover’s fantasy, jam packed with 25 exclusive fine-dining restaurants, world class celebrity chefs, and incredible line-up of international music. For all those food lovers you can come and watch live cooking demonstrations at the Chefs Theatre or learn some fun hints and tips at our cookery school. Alternatively you can sit back, relax and soak up the sounds listening to our international live entertainment.

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