22 Injured, 44 Vehicles Crashed in Abu Dhabi Fog Accident

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 showing commuters leaving their cars and climbing over the barriers to escape the incoming cars. Even a truck is seen crashing into cars. Fog is expected to end this morning but the authorities are urging motorists to drive with caution.…

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

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 as the Burj Khalifa could consume – roughly two percent of Dubai’s annual electricity consumption". Dubai is partnering with Switzerland-based waste-to-energy technology company Hitachi Zosen Inova and Belgian construction company BESIX on the project, which is expected to be operating…

Skype Officially Blocked in the UAE

Skype now shares the same fate as Google's Duo, Apple's FaceTime or Whatsapp Video call as the UAE’s telecoms regulator has confirmed that Skype has been blocked completely. Etisalat & du had already confirmed the ban on Skype few days before. The only legal alternatives are currently two VoIP-based apps BOTIM and C’Me provided by telecom operators.

UAE Reduces Traffic Fines by 50%

My friend who lives in Abu Dhabi shared with me earlier this morning a screenshot of his traffic fines that were reduced by half after an order from the Crown Prince. The reduction will be on fines incurred before December 2, 2017, with the discounted fines to be paid within three months. The announcement comes as the country celebrates its 46th National Day. Another friend in Dubai woke up to see all his fines getting…
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Louvre Abu Dhabi Opening on November 11

3 months ago
The Louvre Abu Dhabi is finally being inaugurated after several revised completion dates since 2013. The museum is to be located on the Saadiyat Island Cultural District, and will be approximately 24,000 square metres (260,000 ...
Technology

UAE now has a Minister for Artificial Intelligence

3 months ago
Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama, aged just 27, will be the UAE’s first Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence. The aim is to make the government rely further on AI technologies and prepare for the ...
Fun

Flying Object Over Dubai is not a Meteor

4 months ago
A flying unidentified object was spotted yesterday over Dubai’s sky and mistaken for a meteor by many, including the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre. Some even thought it was plane crashing or an alien ship ...
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Dubai Launched The World’s Largest Single-site Concentrated Solar Power

4 months ago
As part of the UAE Energy plan 2050, which aims at increasing clean energy use by 50 percent, Dubai is building the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant in one place, a project which will ...
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