UAE summer officially begins this week

With temperatures expected to soar above 45 degrees…


When is the next public holiday in the UAE?

It looks like there will be lots of days off in the second half of the year…


HH Sheikh Mohammed announces sweeping visa and labour changes

The reforms will have a huge impact on many people living, working and travelling to the UAE


Abu Dhabi to introduce 30 per cent tax on alcohol sales

A fee for purchasing an alcohol licence is also being introduced…


Abu Dhabi to reduce tourism fees at hotels and restaurants

Dining out at Abu Dhabi’s hotels just got a little bit cheaper…


Abu Dhabi is getting a huge new children’s library

The library will feature a desert-inspired reading room, with a book mountain at its centre…


Eid Al Fitr holiday for UAE private sector announced

This isn’t the news we were hoping for…


Eid Al Fitr holiday for UAE public sector announced

We’re still waiting on the public sector holiday announcement…


Waitrose to begin charging for plastic bags during 12-week trial

The eco-friendly initiative is designed to reduce plastic waste…


Our picks: 11 things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend

Your guide to all the events taking place in the nation’s capital