UFC kicks off 2021 with McGregor vs Poirier in Abu Dhabi

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Here is a list of things you probably did not know could get you in big trouble:

10. Picking a fight at the station or on the train. Causing a public disturbance will earn you a fine of AED100 and quite possibly some scratches or a black eye (not to mention the dent to your ego).

9. Putting your feet up on the seats. Seriously, where are your manners? If you don’t know this is rude, then at least know that if you do this on the Metro you’ll be fined AED100.

8. Hanging out at Metro stations. Standing or sitting in non-passenger areas is not allowed and if you are caught, better get your AED100 ready.

7. Using Dubai Metro parking areas as your personal parking spot. Parking your vehicle in areas designated for metro users for more than 24 hours will earn you a fine of AED100 per day and up to AED1,000.

6. Hide those kakanins and don’t even think about passing around those leaflets. Selling or promoting goods and commodities on the train or at the station is prohibited. Offenders will be fined AED200.

5. Ignoring inspectors or instructions of authorized Roads and Transport Authority personnel. They are just doing their job so treat them with courtesy (unless you think they’re being unnecessarily rude, then file a complaint because courtesy goes both ways). There’s a AED200 price tag for your snub.

4. Sleeping. Yes, if you’re caught in the land of nod on the train or anywhere at the Metro station, then you are sure to wake up to a fine of AED300.

3. Using a fake card. Forging a card may cost you nothing, except probably your conscience, your honor and a very genuine AED500 when you are caught.

2. Packing up a survival kit for The Walking Dead. Yes, you will need those weapons or sharp objects just in case a horde of zombies come running your way, but you don’t need them on the Metro. Unless you want to get fined a hefty AED1,000.

1. Dressing in drag. Two cross-dressing Filipinos were caught by police at a Dubai Metro station. The duo were jailed for a month and then deported. Don’t let this happen to you.

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UFC Fight Island: McGregor vs Poirier in UAE

 

ABU DHABI – The UFC Fight Island Triple Header in Abu Dhabi will see the return of Conor McGregor in a rematch against Dustin Poirier.

Since their last featherweight bout in 2014, Poirier has found a new home at lightweight, defeating notable names, such as Justin Gaethje and Max Holloway and claiming the interim lightweight title.

On the other hand, McGregor has consistently taken part in thrilling performances, including his most recent fight against Cowboy Cerrone, defeating the UFC veteran in just 40 seconds.

“I’m pumped to start the year with a straight week of great fights – Saturday, Wednesday and Sunday – for fight fans all over the world with Fight Island Triple Header,” said UFC President Dana White.

Returning to the international home of UFC on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UFC will host three events in just seven days, which will welcome a limited number of fans at Etihad Arena.

UFC Fight Island Triple Header Schedule in Abu Dhabi

UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HOLLOWAY vs. KATTAR on January 16
UFC FIGHT NIGHT: CHIESA vs. MAGNY on January 20
UFC 257: POIRIER vs. McGREGOR 2 on January 24

The first event of the year takes place on Saturday (January 16) and will be headlined by a fan favourite featherweight bout between No.1 ranked Max Holloway and No.6 Calvin Kattar.

Returning to at Fight Island, Kattar expressed his determination and eagerness to become the next title contender in his fight against the former champion.

On January 20, Michael Chiesa will take on Neil Magny in a highly anticipated welterweight main event.

Both Chiesa and Magny are coming off three consecutive wins and will be looking to continue this win streak on Fight Island.

“A third staging of UFC Fight Island in January not only cements Abu Dhabi’s standing as a world-class global destination for sport, but as one of the safest,” said Ali Al Shaiba, Executive Director of Tourism and Marketing at the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi).

UFC Fight Island Triple Header will be showcased live via global broadcasters around the world and on Pay-Per-View in select markets. UFC events are broadcast in 171 countries and territories in 40 different languages.

In the UAE and throughout the rest of the Middle East and North Africa, UFC content is broadcast on Abu Dhabi Sports and streamed on UFC Arabia, which can be downloaded through Apple Store and Google Play. ICA/Expat Media


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