2018 Worldwide Cost of Living Survey: Amman Most Expensive Arab City Ahead of Dubai & Abu Dhabi

The "Worldwide Cost of Living Survey" is a report issued by the Economist that compares more than 400 individual prices across 160 products and services in 133 cities around the world and ranks the world's major cities accordingly. The full report can be purchased but some of its findings can be found online and in the free report. One of the surprising findings this year was that Amman was ranked as the most expensive Arab…

#GivingIsInYourBlood: New #Facebook Campaign Encouraging Blood Donation During Ramadan

People tend to donate less blood during the summer and especially during Ramadan time when they're fasting, which causes blood banks to often run short. For that purpose and as part of Facebook’s Hack for Good initiative which aims at developing technological solutions capable of addressing real social challenges, the “Giving is in your blood” campaign was created to urge more to donate their blood. People who are fasting can donate blood, but only after…

Find Over 160 #Ramadan Sharing Fridges Across Dubai

For the third year in a row now, community fridges are being installed all over Dubai in an attempt to provide free food for the poor and needy during Ramadan. The idea started back in 2016 with one fridge and there are over 160 fridges installed this year that can all be located on Google Maps. How does it work? You simply need to email info@ramadansharingfridges.org and tell them that you'd like to adopt a…

Social Media “Influencers” Now Need a License in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates now requires all social media influencers, or in other terms those conducting commercial activities through social media to register for a government-issued license. The move aims to professionalize and regulate the industry according to the National Media Council. Anyone who is charging fees in exchange of promotional posts needs to register by June or face 5,000-dirham fines. Their website/account could face closure if they don't comply with the rules. You can…
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The Backstreet Boys are Coming to Dubai on April 20

4 months ago
The Backstreet Boys are confirmed to perform at the 2018 Blended Music Festival which will be held at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on April 20. All members of the five-piece boy band, AJ McLean, ...
News

22 Injured, 44 Vehicles Crashed in Abu Dhabi Fog Accident

5 months ago
The pictures and videos coming out of the multiple-car crash on the ShEikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Road are crazy and it’s a miracle no one got killed. The most dramatic video is the one below ...
Technology

Dubai to Build World’s largest Waste-to-energy Plant

5 months ago
Dubai is planning to build a $680M waste-to-energy plant capable of treating around 5,000 metric tons daily and generating enough power to run 120,000 homes, which is as much power “as 2,000 skyscrapers as big ...
Technology

Skype Officially Blocked in the UAE

6 months ago
Skype now shares the same fate as Google’s Duo, Apple’s FaceTime or Whatsapp Video call as the UAE’s telecoms regulator (TRA) has confirmed that Skype has been blocked completely. Etisalat & du had already confirmed ...
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