Saturday, March 25, 2017

Local News


New rule to make escalators safer

Dubai Municipality has issued a circular ordering buildings, malls and markets to make their escalators safer. Parts of escalators must be covered to prevent getting clothes stuck in the conveyor belt, and children clinging onto them. No such incidents have been reported so far; the civic body says it’s a ...

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UAE residents asked to participate in Earth Hour on March 25

UAE residents have been asked to participate in Earth Hour on March 25 by switching off unnecessary lights at 8:30pm. The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will host an event where the world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, will switch off its lights in support of the initiative. Across the ...

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Dubai Police add bicycles to fleet

Dubai Police say their search and rescue teams will now be using bicycles to patrol neighbourhoods and access crowded tourist areas. The aim is to ensure speedy response in the case of an emergency, and step up security in certain areas. The bikes are an addition to the force’s fleet, ...

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GCC countries condemn London terror attack

The Gulf Cooperation Council countries have strongly condemned Wednesday’s London terror attack. According to national news agency WAM, the member states denounced the horrific crime saying it is contrary to moral values and principles. The Gulf countries also stressed their solidarity and support for the United Kingdom to maintain its ...

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Other countries could follow US electronics ban

The US government’s decision to prohibit large electronic devices in cabins of flights from the Middle East could lead to other countries around the world following suit. That’s according to Tim Clark, the President of Emirates Airline, who says that the ban is ‘hugely disruptive’ to their operations. He also ...

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