Yas Island Reveals Exciting Events Calendar for the Remainder of 2017

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Thu, 18/05/2017 - 09:29

Yas Island, the UAE’s premier entertainment destination, today revealed its extensive programme of exciting events and activities for the remainder of 2017, with the support of the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA). The calendar includes a fantastic line-up of world-class events including ‘Harry Potter in Concert’ for the first time in the GCC, the smash hit ‘Circus 1903’, to ‘Cartoon Network Live!’, adrenaline-filled ‘Nitro Circus’ and ‘Trevor Noah – Around the World!’ Continuing on the successes of events in the first six months of the year such as the Abu Dhabi Tour, the ITU Triathlon and Blue Man Group, this year’s programme marks Yas Island’s biggest events calendar yet.

Abu Dhabi is cancelling black points for these offences

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Wed, 17/05/2017 - 09:05

Abu Dhabi Police have launched a new initiative to cancel black points registered against motorists in minor traffic offences before the implementation of the new penalties and rules set for July 1.

Police said on Sunday that except for big traffic offences such as reckless driving, driving at excessive speed, jumping red lights, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and others, all black points in minor traffic violations registered against drivers on Abu Dhabi roads before July 1 will be cancelled.

Kerala Tourism dept to conduct 'Explore Kerala' in Abu Dhabi

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Wed, 22/02/2017 - 14:17

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala tourism department in association with global retailer Lulu group will be organizing a four-day-long travel and tourism event in Abu Dhabi from February 22, to promote the 'God's Own Country' in the Middle East tourism market.

Ferry around Abu Dhabi's Yas Island in new water taxi

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Wed, 01/02/2017 - 09:12

Abu Dhabi's Yas Island on Monday announced the launch of a new water taxi service that will ferry to and fro from various locations and around the island.

This facility is in addition to the Yas Express shuttle service and the ADCB Bikeshare network powered by Cyacle. This service will improve connectivity among major attractions around Yas Island and Abu Dhabi.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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