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Level 4 Parking is now open at the Mall of the Emirates!

I have hated going to the Mall of the Emirates by car in the last months thoughout the construction. Parking was annoying to me and I spend ages just looking for parking and driving behind others around.  These times seem to be over now with as Mall of the Emirates  is enhancing visitors’ experience by now offering additional 1, 300 parking spaces on level 4, as part of its strategic redevelopment, Evolution 2015. Now featuring a total of 7,200 parking spaces, Mall of the Emirates’ visitors can drive up to the new parking deck with roof-top shade protection and direct shopping access to the mall.

Additionally, works on the ground floor parking area are now complete with upper levels fully available to along with the a new taxi rank allowing forty additional taxis  located at Welcome Court 4, representing a total of eighty taxis places.

September: Fuel prices to go down !

The Fuel Price Committee, chaired by Dr Matar Al Nyadi, Undersecretary for the Ministry of Energy, has announced the revised petrol and diesel prices for the month of September 2015 across all petrol stations in the UAE.

In line with the declining global oil prices, the revised price for the most popular 95 Octane (special grade) in the UAE has been set 8.4 per cent lower than for the current month, making residents happier as this would mean lesser spend at the pump next month.

The new pricing will become effective at midnight September 1, Tuesday, in line with the new system that has been in place for a month now.

Since August 1, 2015, the special grade petrol across fuel stations in the UAE has been retailing for Dh2.14 per litre, up 24.4 per cent from Dh1.72 per litre that UAE residents used to pay during the subsidised regime.

From September 1, it will be retailed for Dh1.96 while prices of 98 Octane (super grade) petrol will drop 8 per cent to Dh2.07.

September Petrol & Diesel Retail Prices in UAE
Product Aug (Dh/l) Sep* (Dh/l) Change (%)
Unleaded Gasoline 98 (Super) 2.25 2.07 -8
Unleaded Gasoline 95 (Special) 2.14 1.96 -8.4
Gasoline E Plus 91 2.07 1.89 -8.7
Diesel 2.07 1.86 -10.1
Source: Ministry of Energy; *New retail prices as announced on August 27, 2015. To come into effect from September 1, 2015

The price per litre of diesel, on the other hand, will further go down from the current Dh2.07 to Dh1.86 starting September 1, a drop of more than 10 per cent.

New petrol price effective Saturday announced today!

We knew it since quite some days now that the petrol prices will be adjusted towards global prices. Today the prices you will pay to fill petrol in August have been released.

The Ministry of Energy’s fuel pricing committee, which includes representatives from each of the fuel companies, set the new price on Tuesday afternoon. A new price linked to rises and falls in the global market will be set from now onwards on the 28th of each month.

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While petrol in general got around 25% more expensive the price of diesel, on the other hand, has been reduced to Dh2.05/l. Diesel currently retails at Dh2.90/l in Dubai and the northern emirates, including Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah. The current price of diesel in Abu Dhabi is Dh2.35/l.

What do you think about the new prices? Will it effect you majorly? Sound off in the comments!

This is cool: Darth Vader And Stormtrooper Star Wars USB Car Chargers

If you like the Empire or not is one thing, but another thing to admit is that the guys on the Dark side definitely have a faible for technology. And lets be honest, The Galactic Empire seems to have it all: Cool Cookie Jars, Toaster, BBQ Sets and Fancy ships. They even got the financial budget to build not just one but two moon-sized space stations! And they certainly got power. Lots and lots of power.

Plug these Star Wars USB Car Chargers into your 12V vehicle power socket (cigarette lighter) to activate the power of the Dark Side. Specifically, you’ll get 2.1 Amps of electricity flowing into your phone, tablet, or USB charged Light Saber. Needless to say that I already placed an order for the Darth Vader version.

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Order from ThinkGeek.com : Darth Vader / Stormtrooper $19.99 each.

Abu Dhabi Police tests the Lykan HyperSport !

If you have seen Furious 7 than probably that was the last time you saw a Lykan HyperSport, Vin Diesel was driving it through a window of the Etihad Towers in one scene.

“We brought it into the country last week for pilot-testing,” said Brig Hussain Al Harthi, director of central operations. “We haven’t bought it yet because we want to test it first to see if it fits Abu Dhabi Police’s requirements.”

W Motors, a Dubai company, produces the car in Turin, Italy, together with Magna Steyr. The car costs 12.5 million Dirhams.

So keep you eyes open for this really rare car that lets even a Koenigsegg look like mass-ware.

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Audi reveals the Prologue Allroad concept at Shanghai Auto Show

Earlier this year we saw the Audi Prologue Avant concept, at Geneva, this time we get to see a new member of the Prologue concept range, namely the Allroad concept. Audi decided to choose the Shanghai Auto Show to reveal this model.

We all know what Allroad means to Audi. We talk about a more rugged appearance, a higher ride and other minor tweaks to make the car better on other surfaces than normal roads. At the concept’s heart sits a 4.0-liter TFSI engine as well as an electric motor. With a massive total output of 734 horsepower and 900 Nm of torque, the prototype sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3,5 seconds.

All this power goes to the wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox while the 14.1 kWh lithium-ion battery offers a zero-emission driving range of 54 kilometers. It remains to be seen how and when this concept will transform into a production model.