Friday, March 24, 2017



Dubai Municipality warns public against borrowing re-used clothes

The Dubai Municipality has issued a warning for people against borrowing re-used clothing. This comes after recent observations of unhealthy practices by establishments that offer rental services of costumes for entertainment programmes. Officials say re-use of any outfit whether for photography or any other activity is prohibited without proper cleaning ...

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Dubai Airports ‘well prepared’ to deal with US electronics ban

The in-flight electronics ban on US-bound planes is not expected to affect overall passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport or cause any major delays at the travel hub. Dubai Airports’ CEO Paul Griffiths told ARN that they’re well-prepared to deal with the situation and are coordinating with all stakeholders. He ...

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UAE opens science laboratories for Syrian refugees

The UAE Ministry of Energy has opened science and computer laboratories at a school for Syrian refugees in Jordan, as part of the ‘Year of Giving’ initiative. The two labs were funded by donations raised by the ministry’s employees to support the school in Mrejeb Al Fhoud which serves 2,600 ...

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UAE, Armenia agree on visa exemptions for citizens

The UAE and Armenia have agreed on exempting citizens of both countries from visa entry requirements. This means they will be given visas upon arrival at the airport which is effective immediately. The decision came during the meeting between His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime ...

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UAE condemns London terror attack

The UAE has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in London that left at least five people dead. In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said the UAE stands in solidarity with the government and people of the United Kingdom. It has called on countries to step ...

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Dubai police rescue trapped passengers in 3 separate accidents

Police officials and rescue teams on Wednesday handled three different serious accidents in Dubai. That’s according to a recent report, which clarified that in all three accidents, trapped passengers inside the damaged vehicles were rescued. In one accident, a 20-year-old motorist had driven into lamppost leaving the driver in a ...

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Dubai launches second edition of Reading Box initiative

The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has launched the second edition of its ‘Reading Box’. Based in City Walk 2 until April 1, the initiative has been designed to support the UAE National Reading Strategy. Also supporting the National Month of Reading in March, the hub will be ...

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Initiative gives abuse victims a chance to get jobs

Victims of abuse and human trafficking are being given job opportunities through a new initiative. The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC) has partnered with a company called OnTime Government Services to train and employ them. They’ll also be exempted from paying certain government fees. The foundation is calling ...

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Unstable weather conditions predicted for the weekend

UAE residents can expect cloudy skies, rainfall and even thunder starting from Friday until Monday next week. High speed winds are likely to persist, causing poor visibility for motorists due to sand and dust. Rough sea conditions will also continue along the Arabian Gulf and the Oman Sea. Authorities are ...

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UAE boasts 80 organic crop farms

Officials say there’s growing demand for organic local produce in the UAE. There are now about 80 organic crop farms in the country consisting 65 fruit and vegetable varities. Dr. Majid Sultan Al Qassimi is the Director of animal health and development department at the Ministry of Climate Change and ...

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