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Almost two-thirds of UAE professionals have “cheerleaders” who positively impact their career.

That’s according to a new study by professional networking site LinkedIn, in which 43 per cent of respondents said they had more than one such supporter (not an actual pom-pom waver!) at work.

In addition, just over half said that their workplace bestie helps them not only survive but thrive through the day and 16 per cent credit their first bosses for their career progression.

Meanwhile, the diversity of workplaces in the UAE was cited by 59 per cent of respondents as helping them learn more, with almost the same amount crediting exposure to different cultures in the Emirates as increasing their creativity.

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Are you planning on getting the flu vaccine this year?

If not, the Department of Health Abu Dhabi is urging you to reconsider ahead of winter, when the virus becomes more contagious.

Seasonal Influenza – more commonly known as the flu – mainly affects the respiratory system and can cause severe complications in children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with chronic illnesses.

Officials say that prevention is better than cure and are calling for residents in the Capital to take advantage of the free vaccinations on offer.

They’re also reminding people to carry out basic hygiene habits such as covering the mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing and washing hand thoroughly to help to stop the spread of the virus.

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Over 6,300 tons of waste is collected every day in the UAE’s capital.

That’s according to Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center Tadweer, which says it collected just under 1.2 million tons of rubbish in the first half of the year.

This included all types of waste from residential areas, farms and also construction debris.

Dr Salem Al Kaabi, Acting General Manager of Tadweer, “The rapid population growth and unprecedented urbanization in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, have led to a dramatic increase in consumption and waste production.”

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Motorists in Dubai can enjoy free parking on Thursday, as the UAE marks the Hirji New Year holiday.

That’s the word from Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), which has announced the parking metres will be reactivated on Saturday.

There will be a change in timings for the Dubai Metro, with the Red Line operating from 05:00 am to 01:00 am the following day, and the Green Line running from 05:30 am to 01:00 am the next day. The Dubai Tram will operate from 06:00 am to 01:00 am the following day.

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If you fancy being a volunteer for Expo 2020, over 20,000 spots are still to be filled.

That’s according to Abeer Al Hosani, the Head of Volunteers at Expo 2020.

With more than 7,000 volunteers recruited so far, Al Hosani tells us who can sign up.

      

All residents can help out at Expo 2020 through a dedicated space called the ‘House of Volunteers’.

A total of 30,000 individuals will be needed to assist at the event when it gets underway two years from now.

Al Hosani tells us how they will be trained.

      

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Dubai’s diverse array of wildlife is set to be showcased in a new one-off documentary.

The Discovery Channel’s Wild Dubai will explore the vast and often hidden wildlife of the emirate, look at traditions such as camel racing and falconry, and assess how heritage is impacting the commitment to protect the environment.

Producers say the programme will also reveal how the city of Dubai is a natural home for a range of unique animal species.

The documentary will premiere on Discovery Channel on OSN next month.

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A young girl who was trapped inside a car has been rescued by Abu Dhabi police.

Rapid Intervention Teams responded quickly after receiving reports that the child was stuck in a vehicle in Al Bandar on Yas Island.

The incident has led to officials once again warning residents not to leave children alone inside vehicles.

They stressed that doing so puts the life of the child at risk due to high temperatures and a shortage of oxygen.

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Welfare officers visited more than 11,000 seafarers in ports and anchorages around the UAE last year.

That’s according to activists, who say that large numbers were stranded at sea without pay.

Dr. Paul Burt, Regional Director of The Mission to Seafarers, explains.

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The UAE is in the record books once again.

A local university has broken the Guinness World Record for the largest mosaic painting made of paper rolls.

The painting, created by more than 500 students from the UAE University (UAEU), depicts the logo of the ‘Year of Zayed.’

It is 10 metres high and 3.125 metres wide.

The mosaic took the students seven months and 276,800 paper rolls to complete.  

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has met with Raheel Sharif, Military Commander of Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition General.

The two discussed different ways to uproot terrorist organisations in the region during their meeting at the Al Shati Palace in Abu Dhabi.

They also talked about the importance of engaging in joint efforts to tackle the threat of terrorism and its consequences.

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