Friday, July 21, 2017

Local News

10-year-old girl donates entire savings to children of inmates

A 10-year-old girl has donated her entire savings to the children of female inmates in Dubai. The amount totaling AED7,062 will be used to help the families of women behind bars in the emirate. Dubai Police thanked the girl and her family, for instilling in her the value of generosity. ...

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Tenants have strong hand as Abu Dhabi property continues to struggle

Tenants have more of a say that ever before as Abu Dhabi’s property market continues to struggle. That’s according to a report from Propertyfinder Group’s, which revealed that the capital is more affordable for residents because of prolonged government austerity measures. It found that slackening demand has sent residential sale ...

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Ceiling smiley faces for Dubai Police stations

Dubai’s police stations are taking steps to cheer up visitors and staff. In a bid to promote positive vibes, the ceilings of all police stations in the city will now feature a massive smiley face. The emoticon, which has already been fitted on the glass dome of Al Muraqqabat Police ...

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Aerial drone surveying option for Dubai property developers

Authorities in Dubai are now offering property developers the option of getting an aerial surveying of a piece of land before they begin building on it. The Survey Department of Dubai Municipality will use a specialised drone to produce 3D contour maps that are up to 200 times more detailed ...

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94 food outlets shut over hygiene offences

Dubai Municipality says it temporarily shut down 94 food outlets in the first half of the year over hygiene violations, including pest infestation. Authorities carried out more than 15,000 food inspections during this period, including visits to investigate more than 1,700 complaints from customers. All closed outlets have reopened since, ...

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