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Norwegian Island Seeks to Become a Time-Free Zone

Norway's Sommarøy island is seeking to become the world’s free time-zone, as the locals signed a petition to put forth their demand to the country's parliament. On this island, whose name means the "Summer Island” and which is located north of the Arctic Circle, the sun doesn't set from May 18 to July 26; then, the polar night extends from November to January, when the sun doesn't rise at all.

Tourists to Receive Free Sim Cards on Arrival in Dubai

Tourists visiting Dubai will now be given free SIM cards at passport control desks as part of a happiness project by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs in collaboration with mobile network, Du. Travellers over the age of 18, who arrive on tourist visas, visa on arrival and even to those on transit visas, will get pre-paid Sim cards come with three flexi-minutes of talk time and 20 MB of mobile data valid for three days.

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