Smart UAE Wallet Turns your Smartphone into a Passport

You no longer need to take out your passport if you're flying from Dubai International Airport. All you have to do is download the Smart UAE Wallet , register and then use the required machine-readable barcodes generated within the app to pass through the smart gates. Passengers won't even need to carry their board pass, which should reduce departure clearance time to between 9 and 12 seconds per passenger. "This is only the initial phase…

Emirates, Etihad, Flydubai & AirArabia Suspending Flights to Qatar

After Saudi Arabia & the UAE announced that they're severing diplomatic relations with Qatar for "harboring a multitude of terrorist and sectarian groups that aim to create instability in the region", all major UAE airlines including Emirates, Etihad, flydubai and Air Arabia announced that they are suspending flights to and from Doha from Tuesday morning. Qataris were also given two weeks to leave the UAE, and Qatari diplomats 48 hours. Things have been escalating real…

“It’s Not the Same for Them” – A Ramadan Campaign as Part of Facebook’s Hack for Good

For the past five years, the flavor of Ramadan has not been the same for Syrian's children. Schools and hospitals are continuously targeted, the conditions are extremely grim, children are unable to receive any humanitarian assistance and need access to clean water, food, medicine and basic necessities. This year during the whole month of Ramadan and as part of Facebook's Hack for Good, Save The Children is launching this year a Ramadan campaign to remind…

Emirates Profits Drop by 82% ($1.5 Billion) Following Trump Travel Ban

Emirates Airlines witnessed its first drop in annual profits for the past five years as it dropped to $340m in the year to March 31, down from $1.9bn in the previous 12 months. The Dubai-based company still recorded an overall profit this year of $670 million but it blamed "fierce competition, currency devaluations and US travel restrictions" on the drop in profits. Back in March, the US authorities banned electronic devices from cabin baggage on…
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Hilarious Du Commercial Making Fun of Annoying People at The Movies

4 months ago
The below ad was produced by Leo Burnett Dubai for Du to promote their Tuesday’s “buy one get one free offer”, however it was pulled out from UAE cinemas after complaints from several viewers. This ...
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DJ Rodge Opens for Justin Bieber in Dubai

4 months ago
Lebanese DJ Rodge opened for Justin Bieber in Dubai at the Autism Rocks Arena in front of 30,000 people. Rodge plays at Stereo Arcade in Dubai every week and is mostly famous for his legendary ...
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Apple Dubai Mall Opening Today

4 months ago
Apple is opening its latest store in Dubai today at Dubai Mall, with a 186-foot curved storefront overlooking The Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa. “To mitigate Dubai’s climate, Foster + Partners designed eighteen 37.5-foot-high motorized ...
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Travel & Tourism 2017 Index: UAE Second Safest Country in the World

5 months ago
The 2017 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index measures “the set of factors and policies that enable the sustainable development of the travel and tourism sector, which in turn, contributes to the development and competitiveness of ...
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