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UAE not affected by UK ban on in-flight electronic devices

The UAE is not affected by Britain’s decision to prohibit large electronic devices in cabins of inbound flights. The UK ban only affects passengers flying directly from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey. Gadgets, including laptops and tablets, will have to be checked-in if they’re larger than a ...

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RTA warns of traffic delays in Al Mamzar

Motorists are being urged to avoid Al Mamzar beach street on Wednesday during the Iron Man triathlon. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) are expecting traffic delays on the Al Mamzar slipway roundabouts to the third roundabout between 8.30 am and 10.30 am. Officials have advised drivers to follow Dubai ...

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UAE Water Aid provides clean drinking water to over 7.5 million

The UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia) has provided clean drinking water to more than 7.5 million underprivileged people by the end of 2016. The beneficiary countries included Ghana, Uganda, Somalia, Tajikistan, Mauritania, Mali and Senegal. Wells have also been drilled in Afghanistan, the Philippines, Benin, Bangladesh, Djibouti, Thailand and Burkina ...

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Unstable weather set to return to UAE

The UAE weather bureau is forecasting unstable weather conditions starting Thursday, with scattered rains and winds predicted until Monday. In a statement, the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) says clouds will increase from time to time with chances of scattered rain. Dust and sand are also expected especially ...

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Ministry of Health launches diabetes early detection programme

The Ministry of Health and Prevention has launched a programme for the early detection of diabetes. It aims to provide early detection for people who are most at risk, and protect them from developing diabetes through constant checks and monitoring. The goal is to examine 10,000 people and to train ...

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More employers making their employees work longer

The amount of UAE employers that require their employees to work over ten hours per day has increased from 2% in 2015 to 5% last year. That’s according to the new 2016 Clyde & Co UAE workplace study. The report reveals that 62% of employees work an average of eight ...

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Dubai Ambulance aims for 4 minute response time in 5 years

Over the next five years Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS) aims to reach every emergency patient within four minutes. Currently they’re reaching 20% of cases in four minutes and the rest in an average of eight minutes. Dr Omar Al Sakaf is the Director of the Medical and Technical ...

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