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Violations linked to random parking has significantly dropped in areas of Abu Dhabi that are covered by the ‘Mawaqif’ parking regulations. According to the Department of Transport (DoT), 98% of the public has been complying with the rules since the introduction of paid parking in 2009. Mawaqif currently manages 114,234 parking spaces in Abu Dhabi, […]

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) now enables residents to link their Nol cards to their smartphones to pay for parking.  The new service, which currently operates only on the Android platform, is part of Dubai government’s Smart City initiative. It enables users to recharge their parking accounts by using the near-field communication (NFC) feature […]

The process of registering imported food items has now become a lot easier in the UAE. It follows the launch of a new federal application called ‘ZAD’, which simplifies the entire procedure and ensures that all food products entering the country are accounted for. Hanan Ali Dawood, Head of Dubai Municipality’s food items registration and […]

Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the grandson of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, has returned to the UAE after receiving treatment in Germany.  The member of the Abu Dhabi royal family was among three soldiers injured in a helicopter crash in Yemen last August.  UAE leaders and officials took to Twitter […]

Officials have reminded factory owners to maintain safety regulations after a massive fire broke out in Umm Al Quwain over the weekend. The civil defence managed to douse the fire in record time and evacuated all 50 workers at the factory in the old industrial zone.  Authorities have launched an investigation to determine what caused […]


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