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Drop in number of offences reported against abra operators in Dubai

There has been a sharp drop in the number of offences reported against abra operators in Dubai. That’s according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), who say that the drop is a result of a series of initiatives which were launched earlier this year. Authorities changed the directional signage of traditional abras and also […]     Read More
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UAE leaders send condolences to Egyptian president after mosque attack

The UAE’s leaders have sent their condolences to the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, after militants killed more than 230 people at a mosque in North Sinai on Friday. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, also said that the UAE […]     Read More
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New speed limit set on Sharjah Maliha-Al Faiya street

Sharjah Police have announced a change in speed limit on the Maliha-Al Faiya street. The new speed limit for the road, which is located in the central region of Sharjah, has raised from 80kph to 100kph. Drivers will get 20kph grace speed and radars will go off if they travel at 120kph or beyond. This […]     Read More
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UAE honours heroes on Commemoration Day

A new video honouring the country’s heroes has been released to mark the UAE’s Commemoration Day on November 30. The video pays tribute to the martyrs and reiterates the UAE’s commitment to never let their sacrifices be forgotten.     Read More
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NCM issues dust warning and chances of rain

Motorists are being urged to reduce speed and leave enough distance between vehicles as weather experts are predicting dust storms in the country caused by high winds. The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) said the weather on Friday will be partly cloudy to cloudy in general and hazy at times, with cloud increasing over various […]     Read More
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Ed Sheeran rocks Dubai on final leg of world tour

Ed Sheeran rounded off his world tour in style on Thursday night with a superb performance at the Autism Rocks Arena in Dubai. The British star broke his arm last month, but the Class A singer made a quick recovery and belted out hit after hit during his two-hour set. It wasn’t quite a dry […]     Read More
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Sheikh Hamdan invites public to vote for best government initiative

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has urged the public to vote for the best government initiative. Sheikh Hamdan said the involvement of public is key to assess the success of any government-related services. The ‘Public Vote’ campaign is in line with the […]     Read More
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Indian sailor returns home after being stranded at sea for over a year

An Indian sailor has returned home after being stranded alone on a ship off the coast of the UAE for over a year. Nirmal Singh Rawat was able to fly back home on Wednesday after receiving help from authorities in the country. Nirmal says his troubles began when he started working on a diesel tanker called Hamed […]     Read More
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Survey finds strong appetite for self-employment in UAE

Seventy-eight per cent of employed UAE residents say they’re either thinking about starting their own business, or have attempted to in the past. That’s the finding of a new survey by jobs portal Bay.com, in which almost half of respondents said they want to be self-employed for personal fulfilment. It comes as the UAE makes […]     Read More
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